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Trinity-St. Luke’s Lutheran School

Lower grades are located at 801 S. Fifth St. and the upper grades at 303 Clark St.


               School built at 801 South Fifth Street


 1974     2009

Western Ave. Campus Grades PK-4

801 South Fifth Street



Clark Street Campus Grades 5-8

303 Clark Street



09 16          James R. Moeller will be installed as the new principal of Trinity-St. Luke’s School on Sunday.  The service of installation will take place at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fourth and Wisconsin streets, at 10:30 a.m.  After completing his grade school education at Salem Lutheran School in Milwaukee, Moeller attended Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Milwaukee, graduating in 1972.  He graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn., in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education.  Moeller’s wife, Linda, is also a graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College and teaches piano at Northwestern Preparatory School.  She will take charge of the Trinity-St. Luke’s band program.  WDT



02 24          Trinity-St. Luke’s Lutheran School’s expansion project has been formally completed.  The final part of the project, the new gymnasium, was completed this past week and used for the first time over the weekend.  The first games were played on Thursday with Trinity’s teams playing their final conference opponents.  The school then hosted an eight-team tournament, the Tiger Classic, on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.  Completion of the gymnasium, which features a full junior high school sized court and a large seating area, was the final part of the $500,000 building project.   The former gymnasium area was expanded into additional classroom, meeting room, restroom and other needed space on two levels, and the gymnasium was added to the south of the existing building.   WDT



09 05          Students in the upper grades of Trinity-St. Luke’s Lutheran School began their school year today in brand new surroundings.  The first phase of a $3.5 million building project at St. Luke’s property at 303 Clark St. was completed days ago, just in time for the new school year to begin.  Desks and loads of other teaching equipment were moved to the new school a week ago and teachers have been working hard since that time to prepare for today’s opening.  The addition of 10 classrooms, gymnasium, related offices, work and storage rooms by St. Luke’s congregation was necessitated by growing enrollments at the school.  James Moeller, principal of the now dual campus school, said this morning 279 students are enrolled this year.  That’s six above a year ago.   WDT



05 05          Trinity-St. Luke's Lutheran School has been accredited by the Wisconsin Non-Public School Accrediting Association, a designation awarded to few private schools in the state.  Accreditation means the school meets the standards of the accrediting association and also of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, the parent church body.  James Moeller, principal, said completion of the two-year project "validates that Trinity-St. Luke's is a quality school and that we are working to make it even better by maintaining our strengths and strengthening our weaknesses."   WDT



11 07          Trinity-St. Luke’s Lutheran School of Watertown has been accredited by Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation, one of 240 private schools in the state to earn the designation.  “We applaud the accomplishments of Trinity-St. Luke’s Lutheran School and commend it for meeting the high standards of the association,” said Beatrice Weiland, executive director of the association.  The association’s standards cover school philosophy, school-community relations, administration, professional staff, school climate, curriculum, instructional materials, student services, facilities and management.  The school is jointly owned and operated by St. Luke’s and Trinity Lutheran churches in Watertown.  The school is located on two campuses.  Lower grades are located at 801 S. Fifth St. and the upper grades at 303 Clark St.   WDT




Cheryl Holzhueter, who recently retired from Trinity-St. Luke’s Lutheran School, will be honored for her 42 years of service in the teaching ministry of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.  Holzhueter will be recognized at Trinity Lutheran Church, 604 S. Fifth St., following the 10:30 a.m. service. As part of this service, Holzhueter will direct the students in grades five through eight in a final choir number.  


Holzhueter is a native of South Milwaukee and St. Paul, Minnesota.  Following graduation from Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, in 1976, she was assigned to teach at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sparta, where she taught grades three through five and served as one of the congregation’s musicians.


In 1985 Holzhueter moved to Watertown and taught grade three at Trinity-St. Luke’s Lutheran School . In recent years she taught grade five.  During most of her years at TSL she was involved in the grade school forensics program and directed the junior choir.  As a member of Trinity Lutheran church she also served as an organist and director of the Trinity Senior Choir.


Although Holzhueter retired June 30, she continues to serve TSL by filling a maternity leave at the beginning of this school year.  Holzhueter is married to Edward, a retired worker of the United States Postal Service.  In her retirement Holzhueter hopes to be able to spend more time with her aged parents in St. Paul, Minnesota.




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