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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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What Our Students Did During Winter Break 2019

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Apr 15, 2019 11:21:34 AM

Those of the St. Lawrence Seminary students who went back to their families for the Winter Break, found their friends at home were a bit confused, because many other schools were on Spring Break. This was simply a function of the calendar and the late Easter this year, but it was amusing that our students found that their friends from home were on Spring Break while St. Lawrence observed Winter Break. St. Lawrence Seminary isn’t afraid to be different once in a while.

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Topics: Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

Christmas Traditions at SLS

Posted by Jeff Krieg on Dec 18, 2018 2:36:28 PM

Beginning on campus in the days after Thanksgiving, the preparations for the celebration of Christmas become all the more obvious as times goes by. The bright lights illuminate the darkness that comes so early in December. Dorms get decked out with a variety of decorations. The Main Building first floor hallway features evergreen garlands and wreaths, filling the corridor with a wonderful scent. Christmas trees appear in various places all over campus. The general sense of festivity begins on campus and is carried home by SLS students who partake in a variety of their own particular Christmas traditions.

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Topics: Campus & Events, Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

Fall On the Hill

Posted by Katie Daane on Nov 6, 2018 11:00:00 AM


Fall in Wisconsin is a beautiful time: the hardwoods change to myriad colors, the sunsets and sunrises take on brilliant streaks of orange and pink, and the crisp mornings create a sparkling frost that reflects the early sun’s rays. But fall on the Hill of Happiness is a beautiful time not just because of the natural beauty that surrounds it - it is a season filled with beautiful transitions.
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Topics: Mission & Values, Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

Feel the Spirit: SLS Celebrates Spirit Week

Posted by Katie Daane on Nov 1, 2018 11:06:32 AM


As the end of October approaches, the students of St. Lawrence Seminary find themselves enjoying the new routines of crisp air and shorter days, and many find themselves looking forward to the annual spirit week celebrations.
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Topics: Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

4 Myths About Boarding School, Answered

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Oct 11, 2018 10:30:00 AM

There is a lot of misinformation floating around about boarding schools. Many parents aren’t sure what to make of boarding schools, or believe outdated stereotypes. We want to help you separate fact from fiction by shedding light on some of the common myths surrounding what a boarding school experience can offer a high school student.

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

Why Our Students Love SLS

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Oct 4, 2018 11:28:29 AM

We spend a lot of time talking about why parents should choose St. Lawrence Seminary for their son, but not as much time showing why our students love us. Here are a few reasons why our students say they love their experiences at SLS.

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

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