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Graduation Is Coming

Graduations have begun taking place all over the country. Children wearing caps and gowns are graduating from kindergarten, middle schools, high schools, and colleges. As we draw to the close of the 2018-2019 school year, we will see our kindergarten class graduate to first grade and our eighth-grade class to high school. As they move on, we have many memories about their schooling at Bethany, and we wonder how they will do next year and into the future.
One thing we desire more than anything is that these children of God remember what they learned here. Jesus wants them to be faithful to him. He says, “Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.” Here Jesus is warning them that the road to heaven is not easy. Trials, tribulations, and temptations will come their way. Satan is prowling around like a roaring lion constantly looking for ways to deceive them and lead them away from Jesus.
However, Jesus has promised to be with these graduates and us always. He strengthens them through the Means of Grace-that precious message of Jesus suffering, death, and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins. Jesus personally comes to them in Holy Communion. By being in the Word, these graduates will remain strong in the Lord.
Are they ready for high school? We believe they are. All five freshman at SLHS from Bethany were on the honor roll this fall. Altogether, sixteen former Bethany graduates were on the first-semester honor roll. A number of others attending other area high schools were on the honor roll at their respective schools. This year’s graduates have been faithful and will continue to do so in the future. Only God the Holy Spirit working through the Word will keep them faithful to Jesus into eternal life. We pray that they never stray from the Word. God help us as a congregation to encourage these talented, young men and women to stay close to Jesus so that they will receive the crown of life!

Graduation Notes  

Bethany will be celebrating both our Kindergarten and 8th grade graduates. Some help is needed for these events. Parents of first graders are asked to help out with the Kindergarten program on Wednesday, May 22. Help is needed to serve cake and ice cream following the program (about 6:30pm). Seventh graders and their parents are asked to help out with the Eighth grade Graduation celebration on Thursday, May 23. Help is needed with serving and clean up, following the closing service. Please speak with Mrs. Hagedorn if you are able to help. Parents of 1st and 7th Graders, see THIS NOTE for important details about the celebrations.

2019-20 Registration

Please take a minute to help us prepare for the upcoming school year by filling out this form ASAP. Families who reserve a spot and sign up for a FACTS account by registration receive a $50 credit at registration. 

Map Testing

Our last round of MAP testing will continue through Friday, May 17. In order to do well, the students should have a good night sleep and a well-rounded breakfast. This will help them concentrate better. We hope to include the results in the final report card.

Last Day of School

Our last day of school is Thursday, May 23rd. This is a full day of school, NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE WILL BE OFFERED! 
PTS will be sponsoring Donuts on the morning of the last Day of School in the lower level of school beginning at 7:30 am!

PTS Planning Meeting

We are looking for parents to join us for a planning meeting for next year’s events. We will meet on Wednesday, May 15 beginning at 6:00 PM. If you can join us, your input is greatly appreciated.

Field Day - Tuesday, May 21

Bethany’s Annual Field Day is on Tuesday, May 21. Each student is part of a team that will compete in track events in the morning and some fun games in the afternoon. Everyone will receive a Bethany shirt in their team color. Everyone is welcome to come and watch the fun. Don’t forget the sunscreen.

PTS will be sponsoring a lunch for all the students, lunch will be hot dogs, nachos, fruit and chips. 

Graduate Pictures  

Parents or friends of eighth grade graduates are asked to submit pictures for a slide show to be shown at graduation. Please include a baby picture, current picture and any school pictures, group, event, or field trip pictures from the Class of 2019 years at Bethany. Pictures can be submitted by email to Mrs. Hagedorn at Thank You!

Jr Choir & Handbells Party  

Let's celebrate another year done! BOTH Junior Choir and Handbell members will be gathering for about 30 minutes on Wednesday, May 22 in the morning to celebrate another year of music at Bethany. Last names A-M bring a small treat (chips, cookies, fruit/veg), Last names N-Z bring a drink or paper products (soda, juice, plates, napkins, forks). 

Boxes Needed

The last day of school is Thursday, May 23. We will have a full day of school. Since we are replacing carpet and painting classrooms this summer, we would appreciate any boxes you could drop off for packing up our books. Please, not too big since they all have to be carried to the basement. Each classroom has to be emptied except for cupboards.

School Choice or F.A.C.T.S.

The window for signing up for school choice tuition assistance ended on April 20. The families who are selected by the state to receive choice tuition vouchers will be notified by the State of Wisconsin in early June. If you did not qualify for choice but need assistance, please go to the Bethany School website and apply for tuition assistance through F.A.C.T.S. The Board of Education will be awarded some money as tuition grants to qualifying families. It takes about 10 minutes to apply.

Tuesday, May 14
4:30 pm - Girls Soccer Game @ Anderson

Wednesday, May 15
6pm - PTS Meeting

Friday, May 17
7th & 8th Grade Field Trip to Chicago
K - 6th Grade Field Trip to Milwaukee Zoo

Saturday, May 18
LLAC Girls Soccer Tournament
5:00 pm - STEM Projects Display @ SLHS
5:30pm Worship 

Sunday, May 19
7 & 10:30 am - Kenosha Worship 
9 am - Somers Worship

Monday, May 20 
7:00 pm - Board of Ed Meeting

Tuesday, May 21
BLS Field Day

Wednesday, May 22
BLS Awards Day
6:00 pm - Kindergarten Program

Thursday, May 23
Last Day of School - Classes dismissed at 3:15pm - NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROVIDED
6:30 pm - Eighth Grade Graduation
Handbells play for the service
Whole school sings  

Softball Party
Softball players are invited to celebrate our successful season with a pizza party on Tuesday, May 21 from 5:00-7:00 pm.  We'll meet in the lower level of school. Pizza and drinks will be provided, but feel free to bring a small snack to share. See you then!

Track Meet Results
Friday night at the LLAC track and field meet at Shoreland, we had eight participants. Together they brought home 35 ribbons and earned 124 pts total. Congratulations to 5th grader Skyler Bernhardt- 2nd discuss, 3rd softball throw; 6th grader Frank Latona - 2nd Softball throw, 2nd high jump, 4x100 boys relay, 3rd long jump; 6th grader Juliea Weichers- 2nd 4x100 mixed relay, 3rd long jump, 3rd 100m, 4th 50m, 6th softball throw;  7th grader Mason Davis-2nd 50 meter dash, 2nd 4x100 mixed relay, 4th 100m, 4th 200m, 6th discuss; 7th grader Justin Latona- 2nd triple jump, 3rd 4x100 boys relay, 2nd long jump, 2nd discuss, 2nd 4x100 mixed relay, 3rd 4x100 boys relay, 3rd 1600, 5th 200m, 6th 400m; 7th grader Henry Wagner- 3rd 4x100 boys relay, 3rd 200m, 4th 800m, 5th shot put, 5th discuss, 6th 50m, 6th long jump; 8th grader Abbie Lange- 2nd 4x100 mixed relay, 5th 200m, 6th 100m. Thank you, Lord, for helping our children do well. To God be all the glory!

Girls Soccer (with Friedens)
Tournaments will be held this weekend at Shoreland

 As always, lunch orders are always due the Wednesday before the week you would like to order. Questions?
Contact Jen Vega

Hot Lunch and Milk Guidelines

May Menu
May Order Form

This Week...
W - Cheeseburger
Th - Cheese Pizza Day
F - K-8 Field Trips / NO LUNCH

Next Week....
M - Breaded Chicken Leg
Tu - PTS Field Day Lunch
W - Asian Chicken
Th - Cheese Pizza Day
F - Cheese Calzone

All are welcome to join us for chapel every Wednesday morning at 8:00 in the church. It’s a great twenty minute start to your day!

Please have you child dress warmly on Wednesdays because they walk outside back and forth from the school to the church.

Final Junior Choir/Handbell Notes

Play on Graduation Night @ 6:30 pm
- Offering "Joyance"
- Whole School Song "I Have Come"

Junior Choir:
Sing on Sunday, 5/19 @ 8:00 am and 10:30 am
- Psalm of the Day "Psalm 121"
- Be there at 7:30 am
Sing on Graduation Night @ 6:30 pm
- Whole School Song "I Have Come"

Whole School Sings for Graduation

K-8 will be singing "I Have Come" during the Graduation service on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 pm.  Please bring students at church to practice by 6:00 pm on Thursday night.

Field Trips

Grades K - 6 will visit the Milwaukee Zoo on Friday, May 17th .
Grades 7-8 will be taking a field trip to Chicago’s Science and Industry Museum and the Hancock building 360 Skydeck Experience on Friday, May 17. 

Our mailing address is:
2100 75th Street
Kenosha, WI 53142

Phone 262-654-3501
Fax 262-654-3234

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Bethany Lutheran School · 2100 75th Street · Kenosha, WI 53143 · USA

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