Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School

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Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School
KML logo.png
Jackson, WI
United States
Type Non-Public Secondary
Motto Educating for Life and for Eternity
Established 1974
Principal Mr. Jamie Luehring
Faculty 24.8 (on FTE basis)
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 393 (as of 2013-14)
Color(s) Green and White
Yearbook Equestrian

Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School is a Lutheran high school in the Town of Jackson, Washington County, Wisconsin. The school is affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). As of the 2013-14 school year, the school had an enrollment of 393 students and 24.8 classroom teachers (on a FTE) basis, for a student-teacher ratio of 16.7.

Its athletic teams are known as the Chargers.


Advanced mathematics classes include statistics, pre-calculus AB and BC, and calculus AB and BC. Advanced science classes include anatomy, honors anatomy, physics, chemistry, honors chemistry, AP chemistry, and APES (Advanced Placement Environmental Science), which is a college level class. Foreign languages offered are German, Spanish, and Latin.[1]


Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School is accredited by the Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation (WRISA), and by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation (WELSSA).[2]


Performing arts center[edit]

The school's performing arts center is used for musical performances, community events, and chapel. The construction of the 750-seat Performing Arts Center was the final step in the four-phase facility plan that began in 2001.

Waste water treatment[edit]

In 2001, the school built an artificial wetland for waste water management.[3][4] In March 2003, a grant from Toyota Motor Sales allowed the school to install a windmill to aerate the wetlands, potentially increasing the facility's effectiveness. The experimental facility is the first of its kind among schools of the upper Midwest.[5] The school calls the system "The Green Machine" and uses it for environmental education, allowing the school's Ecology Club to assist in its development and maintenance.[6]

Solar energy system[edit]

In 2009, the school built a solar panel array consisting of 16 panels mounted on four solar trackers to generate electricity that will help power the school's facilities. This system was built in partnership with We Energies, a Power company serving Wisconsin. In 2010, phase 2 of the "Let the Sun Shine...Let the Son Shine" solar project was completed, adding 112 more panels on seven trackers. In 2011, phase 3, a ground mounted solar array was installed on a hill overlooking the school. These solar arrays provide 10-15% of the school's power. [7][8][9]

Weather station[edit]

The school maintains a weather station as part of the SMART Weathernet on WITI Fox 6 TV in Milwaukee.[10]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

KMLHS has clubs for Spanish, ecology, the fine arts, German, Latin, yearbook, math competitions, and sound and lighting work as well as a BotsIQ (also known as Battlebots) team. Those interested in drama can participate in children's theater, forensics, and musicals. The school cultivates student leadership through student council, Cross Trainers, National Honor Society, Taste of Ministry programs and Musical Clubs.[11]


The KML choirs consist of Men's Choir, Women's Choir, Concert Choir (tryout choir), and The Echoes (Show Choir).

The bands of KML consist of the Concert Band (lower band) and The Wind Symphony(tryout band). Other extracurricular bands include Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Pep Band, and Percussion Ensemble. The Percussion Ensemble has played in venues such as the Wisconsin state capitol rotunda in Madison. Private instrumental and vocal lessons are also available. Students have also formed their own student-led groups such as brass ensembles and flute choirs.


Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School offers basketball, cross-country, cheerleading, dance team, soccer, fast-pitch softball, track, and volleyball for girls; and baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, wrestling, and track for boys.[12]


The football program was started in 2001. In 2007 the Chargers entered the playoffs for the first time, progressing to the championship game, which they lost to West Salem High School.[13]


The girls' basketball team won consecutive Wisconsin Independent Schools Athletic Association (WISAA) Class B girls championships in 1990 and 1991.[14] The girls' basketball team also won the WIAA Division 3 championship in 2014[15]


The girls' volleyball team won the 1988 Wisconsin independent schools Class B championship, taking the round robin competition with a 4-2 record to end Marinette Catholic Central's streak of four consecutive championships.[16] The girls' volleyball team won consecutive Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state championships in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2007.[17][18] That made the team one of only five in the state to have won consecutive championships in three years.[19] The girls' volleyball team also won the 2012 WIAA Division 2 State Championship.[20]

Cheer team[edit]

The cheer program was named 2005 Division I Large state champion. The varsity cheer team was the Division III state champion in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012.[21]

Girls' soccer[edit]

The girls' soccer won WIAA Division 3 state championships in 2009 and 2011.[22]


  1. ^ "KMLHS Course Offerings". Archived from the original on 15 April 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Accreditation, accessed July 9, 2007.
  3. ^ Engineered Wetland Wastewater Treatment System, Wisconsin Green Building Alliance, January 28, 2004
  4. ^ Focus on Energy, accessed March 28, 2007.
  5. ^ Grant will help pay for school's windmill. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 20, 2003.
  6. ^
  7. ^ "Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School". Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Archived from the original on 24 April 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School: Students to put more than 100 solar panels on-line to power high school". Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Solar Power". Archived from the original on 15 April 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  10. ^ FOX 6 WITI SMART Weathernet for KMLHS, accessed June 22, 2009.
  11. ^ [1], accessed January 10, 2012.
  12. ^ "High School Sports". Archived from the original on 15 April 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  13. ^ Witrado, Anthony. "Division 4 championship: West Salem 52, Kettle Moraine Lutheran 14". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  14. ^ Kettle Moraine Lutheran wins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 2, 1991.
  15. ^ Mark Stewart (March 22, 2014). "Kettle Moraine Lutheran outlasts Neillsville in tourney's lowest scoring affair". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  16. ^ Milwaukee School Wins Volleyball Title, St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 6, 1988.
  17. ^ Kettle Moraine Lutheran's run ends, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 6, 2005. "Players on the Kettle Moraine Lutheran girls volleyball team shared hugs and shed tears after the WIAA Division 3 championship match, just as they had for the last three years.... The Chargers had their run of state championships snapped at three..."
  18. ^ Southeastern Wisconsin District news, January 1, 2004
  19. ^ Girls Volleyball, Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, accessed March 25, 2007.
  20. ^ Stewart, Mark. "Kettle Moraine Lutheran wins first title since '07". JSOnline. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  21. ^ "Cheer Team". Archived from the original on 15 April 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  22. ^ Feldman, Mark. "Hoerchner's goal lifts Kettle Moraine Lutheran to Division 3 title". Preps Plus. JSOnline. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 

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Coordinates: 43°18′47″N 88°07′29″W / 43.312972°N 88.124796°W / 43.312972; -88.124796