Our History

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The genesis of what was originally known as East Central Wisconsin Lutheran High School began as an idea in the minds of Rev. Steven Hyvonen (Immanual, Cecil) and Rev. Brent Klein (St. Paul, Bonduel). A steering committee was appointed and the school was granted status as a Recognized Service Organization by the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.

In 2004, the school’s first principal, Mr. Paul Weismantel, was hired and the first four students attended class in classrooms located at St. James Lutheran School in Shawano. Soon thereafter, the operating name was changed to Wolf River Lutheran High School and the students moved into the former Cecil Elementary School.

In August of 2012, Mr. Jay Lindsey was hired as the first full-time administrator and within that first school year, an additional three full-time, Lutheran trained teachers were called to serve. With 25+ acres of land in Shawano, near the Wolf River and WI-29, the school formed a building committee in 2012 to study the feasibility of building a permanent location designed specifically to the needs of a high school. A site plan was developed and, in November of 2013, the Board of Directors approved the start of an Awareness and Readiness Study to determine the feasibility of an area wide capital campaign designed to raise funds for the construction of a new school and for local LCMS congregations.

In 2014, Mrs. Caroline Bedroske took over as administrator.

Surrounded by Synodically trained, state-certified faculty members providing a challenging curriculum, the growing student body is grateful for those that paved the way and are looking forward to leading the way for future students.


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