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Making the decision to enroll in a private, Catholic high school is an exciting one, but it also comes with its questions and challenges. Light on The Hill is designed to keep prospective and current students — and their parents — up-to-date on news, thoughts, and events relevant to the mission and values at St. Lawrence Seminary High School. 

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A New Academic Year Means New Beginnings

Posted by Katie Daane on Sep 10, 2018 2:06:00 PM

When parents prepare for the school year, they often focus on making sure their student has all the right supplies. As the school year nears, those students very often try to push all thoughts of school away, diving more intensely into the waning leisure of summer. When teachers prepare for the school year, their focuses can vary significantly, though, likely all of them are interested in making the upcoming year one of the most successful they can for their students. The students of St. Lawrence Seminary returned to the Hill much earlier than many students in other schools; however, they were met with enthusiastic teachers who all had a vision for the year ahead.

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Topics: Academics, Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities, College & Life Preparation

Top 10 Summer Activities

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Sep 6, 2018 2:00:25 PM

 

“Whadja do over break?” (translation: “What did you do over summer break?”) is a frequently asked question when school starts in August at St. Lawrence Seminary.

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Topics: Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

The St. Lawrence Seminary Experience - Our Newest Interactive Resource

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on May 31, 2018 4:16:20 PM

So you've graduated the eighth grade and you're moving on to high school at St. Lawrence Seminary. You've completed your Weekend Visit and you're getting ready to enroll in your first semester of classes. 

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Topics: Mission & Values, Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

Life Lessons Learned on the Field - An Integration of Faith & Sports

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Feb 12, 2018 3:45:00 PM


Athleticism and the life of faith have always been integrated in the lives of Christian disciples. Think about classic verses of encouragement from the New Testament. In many of St. Paul’s letters to the early church, he uses athletic metaphors to help new Christians understand the task of faithful life that lies before them:

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Topics: Faith & Formation, Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

An Inside Look at St. Lawrence Seminary High School (Video)

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Dec 7, 2017 1:40:06 PM

St. Lawrence Seminary High School provides its students with a remarkable, well rounded education. SLS nurtures mature, well-rounded men of faith who are preparing for lives as priests and religious leaders. Our core values of spirituality, diversity, knowledge and humble commitment exudes from our students and faculty. What truly makes our school so unique, is the high level of involvement between our faculty and students.

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Topics: Boarding School for High School, Academics, Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

How to Start the Conversation About Applying to College

Posted by Katie Daane on Sep 21, 2017 11:15:00 AM

For many parents, the conversation of where their child is going to attend college begins at an early age, as early as elementary school for some. But for many students, the gauntlet that is the college admissions process isn’t considered until the immediate future, sometimes not until a student’s junior or senior year. But no matter where your child falls on the continuum of considering colleges and entering the admissions process, there are steps you can take to make it as easy as possible.

Read on for a few ways to start the conversation with your child about applying to college.

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Topics: Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities, College & Life Preparation

How Faith Can Play A Positive Role in Education

Posted by Father Gary on Sep 7, 2017 1:45:00 PM


Since being ordained, I can say without any doubt that celebrating the baptism of a child is my favorite sacrament.

It is also the only sacrament that begins with a question. Parents are asked the name of their child and what they ask for their child. The answer to the first question obviously varies from child to child. The answer to the second question should always be the same:“baptism”.

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Topics: Faith & Formation, Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

6 Tips and Tricks to be Successful in High School

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Aug 24, 2017 1:00:00 PM

 

It can be a challenge for high school students to stay on top of their academics when they are  continuously trying to balance a social life, extracurriculars, and life at home. However, there are plenty of easy techniques that students can implement into their routine to guide them to continuously reach success in their high school careers.

Below are some tips and tricks that any high schooler can utilize in order to effectively balance their academics!

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Topics: Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

A Global Perspective: Here’s What You Should Know About the SLS Community

Posted by Jeff Krieg on Aug 3, 2017 10:45:00 AM

St. Lawrence Seminary High School has been called a “mini United Nations” by numerous people over the years. This is because SLS has a diverse community of students who come from all parts of the globe. The ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic diversity at SLS helps make the St. Lawrence experience unique and creates for students one of the most memorable aspects of being a Hilltopper.

The student body has for many years reflected an obvious national and international diversity. Mixing in with the many students who call Wisconsin or Illinois their homes are students hailing from all over the United States. SLS has had students from as far away as California, Washington, New Hampshire, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Texas, Florida, and many more.

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Topics: Boarding School for High School, Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

7 Ways to Learn Over the Summer

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Jul 27, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Summer is the best opportunity for students to relax and enjoy time off from school. This highly anticipated time of  year is the perfect excuse for teenagers to do whatever they like, which can often lead to a lot of unproductive days.

There are many fun and beneficial activities for students to involve themselves in over the summer that can help them develop useful skills while also enjoying their break.

Note: We invite you to Light on the Hill, St. Lawrence Seminary High School’s blog targeted at prospective and current St. Lawrence students (and their parents!).

Below are seven summer activity ideas that your teenager can utilize to inspire learning during the summer months!

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Topics: Faith & Formation, Boarding School for High School, Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities