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Do We Show Respect?

There is so much conflict going on in the world around us. We see it almost every day in the news. If only we could get people to respect each other, then we would live more peacefully. Two things are constantly at work which causes conflict. The one is our own sinful flesh that always thinks it is right and others are always wrong when it comes to disagreements. In Galatians 5:19-21 God tells us what the acts of the sinful nature are, “The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions and envy.” The second is Satan who loves to stir up strife and get Christians to mistreat each other.       
In 1 Peter 3:8-9, Peter writes, “Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing.” Living in harmony with others is often easier said than done. So what can we do to respect each other more? Where do we begin to be compassionate and sympathetic? How do we show respect to others and ourselves?  
One way to help ourselves show respect is to be a better listener. Listening to what another person has to say is a basic way to respect them. Everyone wants to feel that they are being listened to.  Along with listening to the other person, have an open mind. Listen to their ideas and acknowledge their viewpoint. It does not mean that you are agreeing with them, but rather you are telling them that their ideas matter. Try to look for some common ground about which you agree.
In addition, be humble, kind, and gentle when dealing with others. These are fruits of the Spirit which are given to us through hearing and learning God’s Word. When you show respect to others, you will want to be kind and gentle. Sometimes asking the question, “Why do you feel the way you do?” will go a long way instead of telling them that they are dead wrong. People tend to gravitate to others who are humble and gentle.  
Finally, do not forget to respect yourself. God made each of us fearfully and wonderfully. Jesus loved us so much that he left the glory of heaven to be our substitute on earth. He lived and died for us to make us his own. We are God’s children! Out of thanks for what he did for us, may we learn to respect others and ourselves for the good of all. 

Bethany School 100th Anniversary

The 100th Anniversary Committee has moved the celebration to the end of the year, Sunday, May 16.  Please mark this date on your calendar.  We pray that the immunization program for the Covid-19 virus will have many vaccinated by then.  Secondly, we moved it to May 16 so that we could hold it outdoors if necessary.

Chimes Play This Wednesday 2/17/21

5-6 Grade chimes will play for the 3:30 pm Ash Wednesday service this Wednesday, February 17. Students will proceed directly from school to church after dismissal. Please plan on remaining for the entire service (services usually run about 35-45 minutes). 
Ringers, please wear neat, clean tops without logos or pictures; jeans or pants are fine - no leggings and nothing with tears or holes. Think church clothes! Masks will be mandatory. What a joy to start this Lenten season using our talents to praise our Savior!

4K and 5K Registration 

If you have a child that you want to register for 4K or 5K for the 2021/2022 school year please call the office at 262-654-3234 or you can email Ms. Smith at If you know someone that might be interest in information about our school have them contact the office as well for a tour.

Reporting Your Child/ren Absent

If your child/ren are going to be late to school, leave early from school, or absent for the day please call the office at 262-654-3234 or you can email Ms. Smith at by 8:30 am. If child/ren are ill we do need to know the symptoms' of illness due to COVID.

Lunch Orders Due 

Just a reminder that all lunch and milk orders are due each Wednesday's for the following week. Lunch orders are due tomorrow. You can either email to Jen or send them to school with your child. If you have question please contact Jen at:

Willy Wonka Jr.

We invite parents to join us for a planning session on Tuesday, February 23, at 6:30 PM. We will be discussing making costumes, getting props, and building the stage. The more parental help we get, the better. The practices each week are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 PM. This week all the people in scenes 1 through 4 are asked to be in attendance. Next week, Thursday, we will need everyone in scenes 5-7.


Congratulations to the B-boys for finishing the tournament in third place. The B-girls improved throughout the year and scored their highest point total in the last game of the year. This Saturday, February 20, the A-boys play All Saints - Red at Holy Rosary beginning at 9:00 AM.  The A-girls play Prairie School at 11:00 AM at Holy Rosary.  Also, the B-boys play against Evergreen Academy at St. Mary’s at 12:00.

KLA Basketball 2020-2021 Schedule


Practices this week are on Thursday, February18th from 2:30-5:00 PM. For those who would like to do some more driving, we will have the driving competition board open from 1-4 PM on Saturday, February 20th. Students may come and go as they so desire. Next week we practice on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:30-5:00.  The next competition is at Shoreland on Saturday, February 27. Check-in begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 9:00 AM. Competition ends with the awards ceremony at 2:00 PM. If you would like to watch the competition in person, then volunteer to help contacting Dan Nolte at

School Closing Remind App

If you haven't gotten the Remind app I would suggest that you do so. You will get weather related school closings. Click on the clink for instructions. These are the same instructions that I sent home with your children last week.

School Remind App

KLA Sports Remind App

If you have a child/ren in any KLA Sports? Sign up for the KLA Sports Remind App to make sure you get all updates regarding KLA Sports. Click on the link for instructions.

KLA Sports Remind App

Basketball & Cheerleading Picture Request

If you have a child/ren that participates in either basketball or cheerleading could you please take pictures so we can add them to the yearbook. You can submit them to Thank you in advance.

Winter Gear

With winter and cold weather present please remember to send hat, ear muffs, scarves, mittens, snow pants, boots, and gloves to school with your child/ren. When it starts to snow please remember that they will also need winter boots and snow pants. We try to get the children outside as much as we possibly can. If your child/ren do not come to school with the appropriate gear they will stay inside for recess. If they do not have any of these items when they come to school.; they will not be allowed to play in the snow that day. Because we do not want them in wet clothes for the rest of the day. Thank you.

Box Tops for Education

Did you know that there is a new way of doing Box Tops for Education? Instead of cutting out the box top and sending them into school. You now can download the Box Top app to your phone as you usually download apps. You sign up and you can assign it to the school. You scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase for the school to get credit for the box top. If you have any questions please email:

Tuesday, February 16
No School - Snow Day

Wednesday, February 17
8:00 am - Chapel - Ash Wednesday
3:30 - Ash Wednesday Worship @ Kenosha
3:30 - 5:00 - Basketball Girls A Team
5:00 - 6:30 - Basketball Boys A Team
5:30 - 6:30 - Cheer B Team
6:30 - Ash Wednesday Worship @ Somers

Thursday, February 18
3:30 - 4:30  - Willy Wonka Musical Practice
3:30 - 5:00 - Robotics
3:30 - 5:00 - Basketball Girls B Team
5:00 - 6:30 - Basketball Boys A Team

Friday, February 19

Saturday, February 20
9:00 - Basketball Game Boys A Vs. All Saints  Red @ Holy Rosary
11:00 - Basketball Game Girls A Vs. The Prairie School @ Holy Rosary
12:00 - Basketball Game Boys B Vs. Evergreen Academy @ St. Mary's
1:00 - 4:00 - Robotics
5:30 pm - Worship @ Kenosha

Sunday, February 21
8:00 am - Worship @ Kenosha
10:00 am - Worship @ Somers
4:00 pm - Reach Presentation @ Somers

Monday, February 22
3:30 - 5:00 -  Girls A-Team
5:00 - 6:30 - Boys B - Team

Tuesday, February 23
2:20 - 5:00 - Robotics
3:30 - 4:30 - Willy Wonka Play Practice
3:30 - 5:00 - Basketball Girls B Team
3:30 - 5:30 - Cheer A Team
5:00 - 6:30 - Basketball Boys A Team

The remaining weeks of lunch orders are due the Wednesday before the week you would like to order. Questions?
Contact Jen Vega

Hot Lunch and Milk Guidelines

February Order Form

February Menu

This Week...
W - Macaroni & Cheese
Next Week's Order Due
Th - Chicken Philly Sandwich
F -  WG Cheese Ravioli
Next Weeks...
M - Chicken Patty with Marinara Sauce
Tu -Chicken Taco
W -Sloppy Joe on a WG Bun
Th - Teriyaki Chicken with WG Rice 
F - No School

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!

Handbells and Chime Schedule

Here is the handbell schedule through the end of the school year. Chimes will play on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 3:30.

Handbell and Chime Schedule

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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