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Events to Note Jan. 5.............................. SCLBC team tryouts | 6–8 PM Jan. 6.............. Classes resume/Second semester begins Jan. 10.............. General Board Call Meeting | 6:30 PM Jan. 11.................Giving Society Kentro Gala | 5–7 PM Jan. 19..............A Cap Eastside, Madison | 8/10:30 AM Jan. 20..................................Board of Regents | 6:30 PM Jan. 22........ 7th Grade “Warrior for a Day” | no classes Future Freshmen Course Scheduling | 6:30 PM Jan. 25......Freshmen Scheduling (alternate) | 8:30 AM Jan. 26........................A Cap St. Paul Fort | 8/10:30 AM Feb. 2......... Giving Society Chili Dinner | 12–1:30 PM Pops Concert/LES Visual Arts | 2 PM MPO Semi-Annual Meeting after concert Feb. 3–7....................................... Winter Carnival Week Feb. 3.......... Capitol Conf. Forensics Meet @ Waterloo Feb. 6–8................................Winter Focus Trip to MLC Feb. 8...................................................Grand Event 2014 see below!

January 2014

The Lakeside Lutheran General Board will meet to issue a Guidance Director call on Friday, January 10, 6:30 PM in Room 619. The Holy Spirit led the Board on November 26 to call Dr. Rhoda Wolle as our Guidance Director beginning in 2014-15. Ms. Wolle currently serves WLC. She returned the call December 9.

Mission: Possible Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves your presence at our Grand Event (GE3) on February 8, 2014 to support Christian education at Lakeside Lutheran High School. Have you been yet? What a perfect name for this grand event in the middle of winter that allows our supporters to come out for a fun night of fellowship, shopping and delicious food and drinks! Go to to see new and featured auction items, sponsor specials and reminders for visitors who have not yet registered. Have we thanked you for your support lately? Our ministry at Lakeside Lutheran thrives on the dedication and generosity of those who value secondary Christian education and help support a school that excels in preparing students academically, socially and spiritually for adult lives of service to the LORD, the world and each other.

Contact Info

a publication of Lakeside Lutheran High School Volume 3 : Issue 5

920-648-2321 • • • • @LakesideLuthHS

Fed eration Connection What did you say? Listening is a lost art.

Living in an information age, facts, opinions, and other bits continually bombard us. The average person cannot keep up with it. So, he begins to filter, delete, and tune out. Consequently, PRINCIPAL’S PEN listening skills have eroded, and we are more distant than a generation ago despite the many means to stay more connected today. Why is listening so important? First, listening is one of the primary ways to learn. Among the modes of learning, listening is among the most important. Secondly, listening is a sign of respect. It is sense—not arrogance—when a speaker wants others to listen and learn from him. Finally, listening shows care. Genuine listening tells people that we care about them. Scripture speaks about listening, too. While the quantity of verses about listening is far less than those about talking, God’s Word emphasizes listening’s importance. James said, “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry” (1:19). Solomon wrote, “To answer before listening—that is folly and shame” (Prov. 18:13). The young Samuel said, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:9). When we listen, God creates opportunities for us to help fellow Christians, to witness, and to put his love into action for others. By listening, we determine what to say: the law to condemn proud sinners, the gospel to give hope to the penitent, or words of support to “spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24). To this end, God make us all great listeners! Mr. Jim Grasby is principal of Lakeside Lutheran High School; his column is featured in every FedCon.

school news and notes:

Jim Bauer (pictured 9th from the right) became one of only 30 coaches in Wisconsin high school boy’s basketball to reach a 500th career basketball win. Photo was taken after the victory over Evansville High School on 11/25/13. The men behind the current team are former players for Bauer, some even from his first 1981 team at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm.

Pastor Caleb Davisson & students: treasure the transition Recently the faculty were asked for thoughts on why they’re thankful to serve at your Lakeside, and for stories about what they’ve seen in the lives of students that demonstrates the value of the investment of time and resources for the families who choose LLHS for their children. This and future issues of the FedCon intend to share some of those staff contributions:

Pastor Caleb Davisson teaches Junior & Senior Religion Why am I here at Lakeside? I’m here because I witness students embarking on an incredible transition in their lives. The changes that occur between freshman and senior year are immense and it’s during this time that they chart the trajectory of their lives. For me to be able to be a part of that is meaningful. Some of the most memorable times at Lakeside involve seeing the kids interact outside of school. Sometimes I preach for A Cappella, and I eat breakfast with the kids. They’ll be quite entertaining as they play group games and joke around between services. Taking seniors to Madison and trying to plug them into the WELS chapel system and exposing them to different worldviews on the street is quite fun too. They’re all so nervous, but

then afterwards they realize it wasn’t that scary talking to people and often they’ll go above and beyond in their assignment, interviewing more than required. Other times that stay in my mind are the personal interactions: the track athletes who realize they have to give glory to God, the dating couple that ask if they should continue their relationship in college because it’s long distance, or the kid who’s experiencing challenges that are more difficult than anything I’ve had to face. Sometimes the kids will also impact each other. I recently had a senior give a speech in class. As she spoke she admitted that when she was a freshman she did not believe in God. She said she was pushed to attend Lakeside and there were not many Christians in her family. She said that she came to faith when reading the Old Testament freshman year. She is now the only Christian in her immediate family, and she is not afraid to express her faith.

photo by Scott Anthon

coach j bauer marks win #500

Excerpted from the 11/26/13 online post by Zach Hicks, Lake Mills Leader, and the 11/26 editorial at

LAKE MILLS — After coaching for 32 years at two different schools, Lakeside Lutheran High School head boys basketball coach Jim Bauer won his 500th career game when the Warriors knocked off Evansville 84-79 on Monday night. Players and coaches from the past 32 years were present to watch the game that marked a career milestone for the coach. Some players were present from Bauer’s first coached team from Minnesota Valley Lutheran in 1981.

(Bauer’s career at MVL ended after the 1998 season when he accepted the call to LLHS. He compiled a 274-143 record at MVL.) “Wasn’t that so special?” Bauer said. “Some of these guys (here tonight) go all the way back to my very first year.” Senior guard Micah Torgerson, who scored 12 points and was a terror on the defensive end for the Warriors, said that Bauer’s coaching impact goes beyond the basketball court. “It’s definitely a great experience,” he said. “He’s taught me a lot of things, even outside of basketball. It’s special.”

Thank you for helping Haitian orphans with us In December, LLHS Teens for Christ decided to show their love for the Lord by offering support to our orphanages in Haiti. According to ELS missionaries Dr. Terry and Mary Schultz, although needs are many, their major need is underwear. This turned into quite an undertaking since within the 10 orphanages, there are almost 300 boys and girls, so the entire student body was asked to help and to take the request to their church homes.

From Pastor Davisson’s Senior Religion classes comes a student blog, where our seniors post Christian resources that include videos, songs and more to help visitors stay focused on the One Thing Needful. Make a bookmark of the blog and check often to see new items post!

When the project officially ended on the last regular school day December 16, over $500 in cash had been collected from students, boosted by bakery/drink sales before school (thanks to Beauty and the Bean in Fort & Fort Pick & Save). There were 73 packs of underwear and 50 boxes of crayons and markers, along with many other school supplies. Additional donations also came from Jefferson Wal-Mart, NASCO & East Towne Boston Store employees, as well as a $500 youth service grant that will enable us to get all these supplies safely to Haiti from the Jefferson County Chapter Board of Thrivent Financial, and a $500 Associates in Action grant (facilitated by FACE teacher Sandi Corlett) from Kohls in Johnson Creek. Thank you also to the Federation congregations, whose donations were still coming in at print, and to generous groups like Jesus Cares in Fort. Teens for Christ members and advisor Ruth Hirschfeld were privileged to organize, to work at cider, cocoa and bake sales, & to talk up the collection in homerooms.

14.01 January 2014 Lakeside Lutheran Federation Connection  

Keeping your Lakeside Lutheran in the minds and prayers of Federation members in their church newsletters, bulletins and/or announcements. T...

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