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What do high school students Alyssa and Jacob have in common?  Click here to find out…

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See Lucy’s school experience of our activity-based learning experiences with Junior Achievement Biz Town.

See Kenya’s school experience of our “Little Amigos” Spanish Program taught to all elementary students, starting with Junior Kindergarten

Hear from Hunter on his experience


“Why Attend ELG?”

  Interested in learning how ELGS can enhance your child’s school experience?  Please contact any of the following for more information or to set up a personal tour:  Jim Brown, h.s. principal; Debbie Hammann, elem./m.s. principal; or Ann Buechel Haack, district administrator.  It’s a great day to be a Resorter!



High School Art News

This world is but a canvas to our imagination. -Henry David Thoreau

This year  on Sunday, February 21, 2016, nine artists from Mrs. Hannon’s Art class will be exhibiting their art at the John Michael Kohler Art Center.  These nine artists are:  Sara Niemi, Watercolor, A Wisconsin Fall, Cassandra Griepentrog, Colored Pencil,  Breaching Whale, Jordan Henze, Ink Print, Peacock, Trent Rebedew, Watercolor, Mallard, Troy Rebedew, watercolor, Wood Duck, Sonia Schubert, Watercolor, Fall Centerpiece, Alyssa Bartlett, Colored pencil and Ebony pencil, Flower, Catherine Brotz-Twohig, Oil Painting, Life On The Lake, Paige Rastello-Weber, Oil Painting, Soak Up The Sun. 

On Friday, March 11, three students from Elkhart Lake High School will be exhibiting their work at the Wisconsin Art Education Association Exhibition in the Capitol Rotunda in Madison, WI.  The three artists being honored are:  Sophie Lutzke, Oil painting, Me, a Self-Portrait, Cassandra Griepentrog, Ink Print, Majestic Lion. and Lauren Jenny, Watercolor, Winter Wonderland. 

Elkhart Lake is also now a member of the BIG EAST ART CONFERENCE!  This will be held at the Rahr West Art Museum in Manitowoc on April 3, 2016.

Seven artists will be recognized!


Congratulations to Kylie Kaczor, the champion of the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Middle School Spelling Bee.

Kylie is a 7th grader in Ms. Van Duerm’s class. The EL-G Spelling Bee was held on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 for students in grades 4-8 and lasted 13 rounds. Congratulations to all of you! Kylie proudly represented EL-G Middle School at the Wisconsin State Journal Regional Spelling Bee held in Sheboygan County at Acuity Insurance on Monday evening, February 1, 2016 where she took 6th place! Great Job Kylie!

The top three spellers pictured below were Kylie, 8th grader Morgan Mueller, and 5th grader Ava Stroessner.



Veterans Day Program

The Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District will hold a Veterans Day Program on Wednesday, November 11th at 11:00am in the high school gymnasium.  The High School Band and Chorus will perform a few selections for this event, which will also include speeches and poetry readings from high school students.  Guest speaker for the program is Brian Stout, retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel. 

Stout earned a Regular Army commission in May of 1990 as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Ripon College.  He later deployed to Somalia and Saudi Arabia and commanded the 556th Signal Company until 1996.  In 1996 he transitioned from the communications to nuclear operations, research and counter proliferation efforts.   After graduate work at UW-Madison, Stout taught physics and nuclear engineering at West Point.  Stout later performed staff duties at U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, NE.  He initially led the Command’s efforts to identify requirements and assess the effectiveness of the National Missile Defense Program and later served as the lead analyst for developing national capabilities for combating weapons of mass destruction.  From 2007-2009 he functioned as the Branch Chief responsible for Global and Nuclear Command and Control capability development.  Stout then served four years as the Professor of Military Science for the Northwoods Battalion consisting of UW-Stout, Eau Claire and River Falls.   In 2013 he retired from the Army and now resides in the Random Lake area. 

The school district would like to invite the community to attend and share in this event of honoring all who have served or are currently serving.



Congratulations to Crystal Schipper,

6th Grade Student


Winning Design

For the E.L.-Glenbeulah Education

Foundation Christmas Ornament – 2015



to all middle and high school students who participated.

We appreciated all the entries that were submitted.

Ornaments will be available for sale beginning mid-November. Watch for notices!





LTC Course Offerings in Elkhart Lake Click here





Check out the ELGS /Timberrattler's Fang's Reading Incentive Family Night

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AFS Students and Hosting

Another school year is quickly drawing to a close and we will soon be saying good bye to our visiting students from abroad.  We thank them for sharing their cultures and their stories, wish them a safe trip home and sincerely hope they enjoyed their visit to the Elkhart Lake area. 

We will miss you Jackie, Sara and Andres and hope at some point to see you again!
We would also like to acknowledge and thank our hosting families.  We had four families involved this year, *three of which have hosted previously. Without your generosity we would have no program. Thank you for opening your homes and your hearts to our visiting students.

*Scott and Mickey Heinig, student Erica- hosted Jackie Kihn from Luxembourg
*Tim and Melinda Clemens, students Meghan and Stephen - hosted Sara Menicatti from Italy
Kevin and Denise Ruh, students Noah and Monica - hosted Andres Mueller from Switzerland
*Roger and Kelly Mehre, student Jessica - hosted Jackie Kihn and Sara Menicatti

Click here for Additional Important AFS Information



Check it out! Elkhart Lake High School Art--FINE ARTS NIGHT Video


We would like to thank the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah school community’s overwhelming support of the referendum

The referendum was passed by a margin of 66% voting yes and 34% voting no.  The attached document contains an update on how the District will now proceed.  Again, on behalf of the ELG School District, we very much appreciate your support! Click here for attached letter.


2015 Elkhart Lake Chamber’s Membership Recognition Event

At the 2015 Elkhart Lake Chamber’s Membership Recognition Event on Tuesday, February 10, two area organizations were recognized as being a “Friend of the Community.”  These were the ELG Education Foundation and Grace Lutheran Church.  The ELG School District would like to extend their sincerest congratulations and appreciation to both organizations on this well-deserved recognition.  In addition to being “Friends of the  Community”,  they are truly friends of the ELG School District.  Their efforts and generosity has provided much assistance to the ELG school district and its families.  Thank you ELGEF, Grace Lutheran Church and all the individuals and community organizations that support these two groups.  Everyone working together has made a tremendous impact on our district, and most importantly, to our students.



Zorn Family Presents Memorial Donation to ELG FFA Alumni & Education Foundation

Patrick R. Zorn and Abby Zorn Risse presented a $14,000 donation in memory of Linda Zorn to the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah FFA Alumni and Education Foundation.  Over the past years, the ELG FFA Alumni have been building a fund within the Education Foundation which would be earmarked for agri-science programs, curricular integrated studies, leadership activities, and other innovative educational programming.  With the Zorn family donation, the FFA Alumni will reach their targeted goal of $50,000.

This donation was made in honor of the positive influence Linda and her husband Pat felt the areas of agri-science, FFA, and leadership studies made on the development of their daughter, Abby.  They were also very impressed and appreciative for the opportunities these activities provided.  Much of the credit for the programs they attribute to the direction given to the programs by former staff/administration, John Porior and Jerry Smith.

The goal of the FFA Alumni is to use only the interest from the $50,000 for projects, so in the truest sense, this is a memorial gift that will continue to keep giving long into the future.



Students, Grandparents Celebrate With Student-Made Meal




From Kim Wagner -

ELGMS @ Washington, DC 2014


High School Art

Click here to see what the high school art classes have been up to!


So Much Talent at ELGS

In honor of last month being National Youth Art Month, this video was made to display a few selected Kindergarten-8th Grade art projects.  Watch the video to view the artwork of these talented students!

Click here to watch the video!



Elementary and Middle School Fire Safety Contest Winners

Elkhart Lake Glenbeulah Middle School students, Lauren Schmitt, 8th Grade and Karly O'Grady, 7th Grade, won 1st place and 3rd place respectively with their fire safety posters at the Wisconsin State Firefighters Association Convention held in Middleton, WI. The Elkhart Lake and Glenbeulah Fire Departments sponsor the K-8 school contest.  It is coordinated by Jane Schmidt, 3rd grade teacher and the art department, Elizabeth Mortimer(substitute teacher) and Amy Hammes K-8 art teacher.

The Best of 7th Grade Play 2014

This year’s The Best Of the 7th Grade Plays marks the 25th anniversary of seventh graders performing under the direction of Mr. Tim Talen. Congratulation on a fantastic performance! Watch the video (right) to view highlights of our ELG 7th Graders preparing for and participating in "The Best of 7th Grade Plays."

ELG Elementary School Celebrates "Read Across America"

Staff and students at ELG Elementary School spent the first week of March celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America. See exciting highlights from this special week at our school! Watch the video (right) to see ELG Elementary students and staff participate in the celebration tribute!

ELGHS Students Honored at John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Congratulations to the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High School Art Students who were honored, along with their teacher, Janice Hannon, this past Sunday at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Their art is currently being displayed at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center for Youth Art Month, which runs Feb 9 - Mar 2. Honored ELGHS artists include: Jen Wallner, Aubrey Reitz, Paige Weber, Erika Schill, Sarah Thomas, Kenna Rentmeester, Sara Groth, and Meghan Clemens. Their works include oil paintings, acrylic paintings, pencil drawings, and an ink print. The Art Show at Kohler is the 28th annual Sheboygan County Student Art Exhibition. The exhibition will be open during regular Arts Center gallery hours: M,W,F 10AM - 5PM, Tues & Thurs 10AM - 8PM, Sat & Sun 10AM - 4PM.


ELGS Fitness Center

The Kohl Community Fitness Center is available free of charge to district residents. Exercise is a vital part of physical and mental health and wellness. The Kohl Fitness Community Center is right next to the E.L. High School-take advantage of it! Exercise translates into better heart health (reduced risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke), lowering blood pressure, boosting your HDL "good" cholesterol, increasing flexibility, stronger bones, relieving stress, boosting your energy, as well as, getting to your desired weight. Please see the 'Fitness Calendar' link under the Calendar section in our website's left margin to view Fitness Center operating hours outside of the school day. Prior to first use an orientation session must be arranged. For more information such as volunteering to be a Fitness Center Supervisor, fees, equipment and orientation, please contact Jim Brown, the High School Principal at 920-876-3381 or email

Interested in getting your own key to the fitness center? By volunteering to be a Fitness Center Supervisor and making a 1-2 hour weekly commitment to be available at the Fitness Center outside of school hours, a supervisor is given a key to use for this weekly commitment time on their own personal schedule. Contact Mr. Brown if interested in applying or learning more.



EL-G School District Seeking Donations to Construct New Greenhouse

As the EL-G School District began its fundraising campaign to build a new greenhouse on the high school site, the EL Lions Club stepped forth with a donation of $20,000. Al Zemlicka, EL Lion’s Club President, presented the check to Dr. Ann Buechel-Haack, District Administrator, and Michelle Arbuckle, Agri-Science teacher. The new greenhouse is planned to be a laboratory setting for integrated studies in the fields of Agri-science, biology, and the culinary arts. At this time, $50,000 has been raised for the project. Generous donations have also been received from the Hayssen Family Foundation, EL-G Education Foundation, and the EL-G FFA Alumni. For more information on the project, or if any group or individual is interesting in making a donation, contact Dr. Buechel-Haack at 876-3381. The project is being coordinated in conjunction with Steve Schmitt from Jos. Schmitt and Sons.


Free Gun Locks Available from the Elkhart Lake Police Department

The Elkhart Lake Police Department, in cooperation with Community Bank and Blain's Farm & Fleet, are handing out free gun locks to Elkhart Lake community members and customers of Community Bank & Trust. The goal of this program is to provide a safe home for children by securing all guns in the home. If you would like to get a gun lock, or further information, please text or call Officer Scott Niemi at 920-838-3987 or email at There will be three styles of gun locks to choose from. You can also stop at the Elkhart Lake Police Department at 40 Pine Street to pick one up.


Agriculture and FCS Provide Farm to Table Opportunities for ELGHS Students

It has been a successful year of collaboration between Mrs. Arbuckle and Mrs. Beyer’s Agriculture classes and Mrs. Roehl’s Culinary Arts classes. For the first semester of the school year, students in Animals, Plants and Pizza class worked hard raising Tilapia in an aquaponics system. They maintained the system which had about 25 fish in it, along with 5 tomato plants and 1 pepper plant. The aquaponics system is a recirculating system that uses the water from the fish tanks to provide nutrients to the tomato and pepper plants. In mid-December the students harvested 8 fish from the system. The students worked with Mrs. Roehl’s Culinary Arts 4 class to learn how to clean and filet the fish. Then the students learned how to prepare the fish for a meal. Click here to read more.

Marketing Ads for ELGS Win National Award

The Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District Open Enrollment ad series was recognized with an Award of Merit from the National School Public Relations Association. The school district received one of only nine Merit Awards presented nationally in the area of marketing material. This is the second year in a row the district has received the honor of being selected as a winner in the NSPRA’s Publications and Electronic Media Contest. Click here to read more.

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