The Office of Student Services (OSS) is the place to come for information and direction about courses, grades, academic assistance, careers, colleges, college visits, scholarships, technical school, military service, summer school, draft registration, community volunteer work, part-time work, and co-curricular programs.
The goal of Martin Luther High School's guidance department is to help students succeed on an academic, social, professional, and spiritual level. To help students reach this goal, Martin Luther High School's counseling staff works closely with students, teachers, parents, and members of the community to help students grow throughout their time in high school.
Some of the services provided by the Office of Student Services include:
Academic monitoring and assistance
Career exploration and advisement
Standardized testing and interpretation of data
Assistance with applying to colleges and financial aid
Providing community resources to students and parents
Working one-on-one with students with personal/social needs
The Office of Student Services is here to serve our students with their academic, career and personal needs.
Mr. Jacob Burkee and Mrs. Caralee Hammerling believe that their role as Martin Luther's guidance counselors is to provide all students with the resources they need to become successful throughout their time in high school and beyond. Both Mr. Burkee and Mrs. Hammerling are licensed school counselors and both attended Concordia University Wisconsin receiving a Master's Degree of Education in school counseling.
We make every effort to follow the counseling guidelines contained in the American School Counselor Association Code of Ethics. This means that we will keep the information you share with us confidential; unless you give us permission to share it, or unless we are required by law to share it.
*Transcripts will be mailed within a week of receiving the request
At Martin Luther, we strongly believe that the best learning environment is in the classroom. We are equipped with a wonderful staff of well qualified teachers to help students become successful on an academic, social, and spiritual level. Martin Luther does offer the opportunity to take classes online through Brigham Young University. Since online courses do not offer the numerous benefits that can be obtained in our classrooms, online courses may only be taken for credit recovery (replacing a D or F for a higher grade) or to help fulfill graduation requirements for students with scheduling conflicts. Students interested in enrolling in an online class for credit recovery or graduation requirements must speak with their guidance counselor in the Office of Student Services and complete the appropriate paperwork for approval. Online course approval paperwork can be found on the Martin Luther website or in the Office of Student Services.
Independent Study Course Proposal MUST be submitted to the Office of Student Services no later than April 15th prior to the beginning of the next school year. Independent study courses need approval of your teacher, parent/guardian, and guidance counselor.
Students must discuss class outcomes with their teacher.
- List the course and describe the reason(s) you are taking it.
- Describe the teacher and student requirements in regards to the course and what your timetable will look like for completing all the required work.
There is a $35 fee for: 1st semester schedule changes made after August 15 and 2nd semester schedule changes made after December 20.
I’m excited and privileged to work with each student at Martin Luther High School. I also look forward to collaborating with teachers, staff, parents, and the community. I graduated with my master’s degree in education at Concordia University Wisconsin and received my undergraduate degree in Social Work at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. I have twelve years of experience working with at-risk children and families in Milwaukee County. The majority of my experience involved understanding mental health and safety planning in the home, school, and community setting. As a licensed counselor, I’m eclectic in my approach to working with students, but primarily focus on strength’s and being solution focused. My hope is to help each student become a leader so when life brings challenges they will have the tools to make good decisions.