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Quarterly Campaign Update
November 2023
Groundbreaking Celebration Recap
We did it! Thanks to the Lord's grace and blessings for our campaign, and the continued support of love in prayers and gifts from our MLHS Federation, Alumni, and other supporters, on Wednesday, September 27th Manitowoc Lutheran High School celebrated the groundbreaking for our new gymnasium. (Above is a group picture taken from that celebration.)
Kevin Buch, MLHS Director of Mission Advancement, shared the following statement, " The focus today- is praise to our heavenly father for what he has given us, gratitude to everybody for what they have done to support this project, and excitement as we move forward into the future.”
Martin Plocher, MLHS Campaign Director added, “This campaign is not about the brick and mortar. It is about what happens inside these walls that make the Lancer family come alive. We prepare young hearts and minds for service for eternity, and for that we are thankful.”
Then, Logan Brooks, our MLHS student body president shared, “Thanks to our Lord and Savior. Let’s use this new project to serve our MLHS family, to serve others, but most importantly, and above all, to serve and give thanks to the one who gives all.”

Our official "groundbreakers" were future and current Lancer students from our Federation schools - the very students who will be the first ones to benefit from this new addition. We had one student from each grade, K-12, representing their Lakeshore Lutheran Grade School.

Please click here to enjoy a highlight reel from that awesome day! (If you are prompted to either login or open a new account; bypass that by clicking the "X" in the corner of the box that popped open.)

To see more photos from that day click here.

Clearing the Way

There has been a lot going on around campus since groundbreaking. As you can see from the outside, the construction has begun. The MLHS woods classroom took on the task of disassembling the Kurt Troge Courtyard. Mr. Kurt Troge faithfully served as the MLHS principal from 1996-2004. This process was bittersweet. We feel that Mr. Troge would have approved and also would have been excited about a long awaited addition of a gym. The pavers have been saved in hopes to honor Mr. Troge, perhaps with a new courtyard someday.

The stumps located by the baseball field have been ground down completely. The garage located on the east side of the school, which had been used to store maintenance and outside athletic equipment, has been uprooted and moved temporarily to the west side of the campus until its final destination is ready. 

Earth-moving work on the west side of campus is happening as well, which is the initial work for our west parking lot expansion. 

Clearing east side

Kurt Troge Courtyard 

Moving the garage

Construction Has Begun!

We had our share of rain and snow over the past two weeks, but we have been blessed to still have progress, and noticeable changes to the MLHS campus continues. The construction brings some friendly shaking of the ground that can be felt by all inside the building. The workers continue to excavate and pour footings. In addition they continue to form and pour foundation walls. Backfilling of the foundation has also begun. The backfill is coming from the west side of the campus from the parking lot extension, which is really beginning to take shape. In regards to the parking lot extension, next we will see gravel coming for the next layer. 

Thank you to everyone for their patience for the inconveniences experienced along the way. 

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View the Highlights

Lancer Update | Sept. 27 | Groundbreaking Celebration

Lancer Update | Oct 17 | Kurt Troge Courtyard

Lancer Update | Oct 25 | Midweek Building our Future on Christ Update

Lancer Update | Nov 8 | Midweek Building our Future on Christ Update

Thanks to our awesome Director of Communications, Paul Durkee, we have weekly construction updates in highlight reels for your to watch. You are not required to have an account to watch. If you are prompted to either login or open a new account; bypass that by clicking the X in the corner of the box that popped open. 

These reels along with lots of other great reels are located on the school's social media. Be sure to follow and stay up-to-date on your school!

More Construction Pictures Here!

The Time is Now

Every contribution made now helps to avoid accruing interest on the money needed to finish this project. Your timely contribution will make a significant impact and ensure that every dollar goes directly to this building project.

Thank you for your continued support. 

PRAY Ask for God's blessings in our efforts to strengthen Manitowoc Lutheran High School's foundation through the Building Our Future on Christ Campaign.

LEAD Get engaged! Be an ambassador for the campaign by spreading the word about our mission: "To use our God-given gifts to help each student become thoroughly equipped for paths of service to our Redeemer." 

SUPPORT Continue to help us reach our phase one goal to raise at least an additional $4.1 million! 


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Contact Us

Manitowoc Lutheran High School
4045 Lancer Circle
Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220


Jerry Haupt

Campaign Chairman


Martin Plocher

Campaign Director
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