Girls Basketball Team Finish Season Strong 

March 2015

Our 7 & 8th grade girls' basketball team finished their season strong!


The weekend of March 6-8, they participated in the Lutheran Sports Association of Wisconsin state basketball tournament, which pits the best 16 Lutheran grade school teams in the state against each other. They won their first two games over Mt. Calvary Waukesha 35-25 and St. Paul's West Allis 37-32.  In the semifinals, they lost to Wisconsin Lutheran-Racine 46-47 in an incredibly exciting game.  They rebounded from that loss with a 27-21 win over St. Paul Grafton to earn 3rd place honors at the state tournament.


On the strength of that 3rd place finish, they were chosen as one of 32 Lutheran grade school teams to participate in the Lutheran Basketball Association of America National Tournament.  Their first three games at the National Tournament - held March 20-22 at Valparaiso University in Indiana - were victories over St. John's Lutheran from Seymour, Indiana 28-22, Trinity Lutheran from Waconia, Minnesota 31-24, and Immanuel Lutheran from St. Charles, Missouri 39-16.  In the national semifinals, they lost 17-27 to the eventual national champions - Emanuel Lutheran from Hamburg, Minnesota.  They bounced back to defeat Holy Cross Lutheran from Fort Wayne, Indiana 48-44 and bring home 3rd place honors.  For her efforts throughout the weekend, 8th grader Keri Walker was chosen to the all-tournament team. 


The team is coached by Rory Kadubeck and Shauna Binsfeld.  Team members are Taylor Mesenbrink, Abby Twietmeyer, Lily Kadubeck, Keri Walker, Tori Lepold, Ellery Grover, Elsa Copes, Erin Plopper, Carolyn Broehm, Kiara Reinhardt, Sadie Leonhardt, and Megan Gerner.  

Pom/Dance Team  - Take 2nd  Place & Earn SPORTSMANSHIP Award

February 2015

First Immanuel Lutheran School's Pom/Dance teams made a great showing on February 22 at the 2015 Badgerette Junior Spirit Invitational at West Allis Central High School.  Both FILS teams represented First Immanuel not only in their performances, but also with their Sportsmanship.


The First Immanuel Varsity Pom/Dance team members brought home a 2nd Place trophy in the Kick Division, an Honorable Mention in the Pom Division, and the "Spirit of Heart" award for outstanding sportsmanship.


The First Immanuel JV Pom/Dance team members brought home an Honorable Mention for their outstanding performance in the Pom Division, as well as the "Spirit of the Heart" award for Sportsmanship. 

 Mr. Schaubs Earns Master Educator Award

 December 2014

First Immanuel is honored to announce Mr. Craig Schaubs was chosen as this year's recipient of the Lawrence Sohn Master Educator Award.  The award was presented by Concordia University Wisconsin on December 13th at their Commencement ceremony.  This award recognizes a teacher in Elementary Education who has displayed excellence, dedication and distinction in service to their school and students as well as has imparted a love for teaching while inspiring students toward on their journey to higher education.


Mr. Schaubs is esteemed by fellow teachers, current and former students. His classroom is famous for having great science lessons and there are always a variety of “creatures of nature” to share with his students.  One of his current 4th grade students puts what is special about being in Mr. Schaubs class very simply “He’s  awesome!”. 

FILS Girls Volleyball Win State Tournament 

October 2014

For the second year in a row a First Immanuel Lutheran School’s girls’ volleyball team won the Lutheran School Association (LSA) State Volleyball tournament.  They began the tournament with one loss on the season and had it as their goal to bring home the championship for the school again.  Their road to the Championship game started on Friday night at Star of Bethlehem Lutheran School in New Berlin to play in the round of pool play games.  Their faithful and enthusiastic fans cheered them on to a record of 6 – 0, making them the number one seed in their pool.  In bracket play on Saturday morning, First Immanuel had to play Trinity Mequon – the only team they had lost to during the regular season. In a best-of- three format, First Immanuel was able to win a very close first game of the match 31-29.  In the second game, First Immanuel was able to secure the match with a 25-18 victory.  Winning that match seemed to give them a lot of confidence that carried through the rest of the tournament.  St. James Shawano was next up and then in the semifinals, they were also able to defeat  St. Paul’s West Allis.  In the championship game on Sunday afternoon, First Immanuel was pitted against Divine Redeemer from Hartland.  With their fans along to calm their nerves, First Immanuel came out with a hard fought win and achieved their goal.  For the second year in a row, The First Immanuel Lutheran Wildcats are the Wisconsin State Champions. 


-Submitted by Keri Walker, FIL 8th Grader 

  Wildcats Win Invitational Tournament

 September 2014

The last two weekends of September saw some terrific volleyball action as First Immanuel Lutheran School in Cedarburg hosted its 9th annual Wildcats Invitational Tournament.  The weekend of September 18th-20th saw 5th and 6th grade teams from area schools battle it out for volleyball supremacy, with St. Joseph's of Grafton taking both the 5th and 6th grade titles.  The next weekend, September 25th-27th brought 16 teams of 7th and 8th grade girls for more heated competition.  The team from Washington County Home School Association (WCHSA) took top honors in the 7th grade division, while the home team, the Wildcats from First Immanuel won the 8th grade division.  The Wildcats road to the championship took them through Immanuel Brookfield, St. Gabriel's, and St. Joseph's. 


8th grade team member Keri Walker had this to say about the weekend. This was a win for Wildcats history!  We focused on working as a team supporting each other the whole time especially in our come back win in the championship game. We were all super motivated because there were so many fans cheering us on and we didn't want to let them down - we didn't stop until we were raising that trophy. The tournament was a lot of fun and a great show of sportsmanship but the championship was the best part!


Team member Maggie Fox added “We have a solid team and we work really hard. One of the reasons we have won so many games is that we are able to come back when we get behind.  The key is to stay positive, pick our heads up and do our absolute best.”