1990's

“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope…”

God was certainly providing more hope for parents and students alike through the growing services of Lutheran Special School.

1990 The Principal of Northwest Lutheran School, Mr. Roger Laesch, went on the roof of his school and pitched a tent. He promised to stay on the roof until he raised $10,000. In forty-eight hours Principal Laesch raised $11,500.

1991 The Elementary Resource Room program was moved from Mt. Olive to St. John’s, Glendale. A second full time classroom was added at Milwaukee Lutheran High School.

1993 A task force of Lutheran business leaders, pastors, teachers, community volunteers, and attorneys was formed to investigate strategy and financial planning due to low income at the school. The annual golf outing, involving Marty Schreiber, was an outcome of this task force. Appeal letters, annual giving clubs, and other fundraisers began.

1994 The Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee assumed responsibility for the high school self-contained, with integration, classroom. This led to new programs in other parts of the city.

1996 Lutheran Special School, in cooperation with Cardinal Stritch University, began an in-service program for teachers called “HELP.”

1998 Lutheran Special School decided to participate in School Choice.

1999 To better state who we are, the Lutheran Special School name was changed to “Lutheran Special School & Education Services.” A school to work program was begun at Milwaukee Lutheran High School to equip students to enter the job market after high school.