Events to Note July 11..............................................Booster Golf Outing July 14–17.................Co-ed Running Camp | 8–10:30a July 14........ Warrior Band “Homecoming” parade | 3p July 15–17.......................Grades 7–12 Wrestling Camp July 20.....................Warrior Classic 5K/10K Run/Walk July 21–24....Grade Schl Volleyball & Football Camps August 4.......................... Boys Football Practices begin August 6.................Lakeside Registration Night | 5–8p August 11........................... Boys Soccer practices begin Registration Night | 5–8:30p August 18............................. Freshmen Orientation | 8a CC & VB practices begin Board of Regents | 6:30p August 19........1st Day of classes 8a/Opening Srvc 10a
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Principal’s Pen, continued from first page Don’t misunderstand me: there is nothing wrong with using our God-given gifts to work for the betterment of others in life. It is one way by which we believers glorify God. However, we are totally mistaken if we think that we can meet God’s righteous requirements on our own. That is sinful, deluded thinking. Only through Christ are our sins forgiven, and through him is our relationship with God restored. “God made [Christ] who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor. 5:21). In Christ alone are our hope and our future. Mr. Jim Grasby is principal of Lakeside Lutheran; his column is featured every FedCon. Reach him at 920.648.2321 x 2204 or at email@example.com
The summer edition of the Lakeside Advantage magazine mailed recently. Does your household have children from K–8 but not receive a copy in the mail? We’d like to hear from you! Ask your church office for a copy this time, but please tell us you’d like your own! In this issue, grade school students are invited to submit an entry in a photo contest called “Lakeside=Fun.” Prizes for participating and tuition credit for the winners! See the mag for details, or go to llhs.org/ advantagecontest.html.
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What do we do with no potential? Graduation speakers often exhort their hearers to “go out and change the world.” The speaker assumes that the graduates–after years of schooling–have the potential to improve the lives of themselves and others. We all believe that we have something to offer. Whether from vanity or out of a sense of duty, we feel that we have the potential make meaningful contributions in life.
Spiritually, we are tempted to believe the same. Perhaps we desire to be right with God. We may hope to be closer to him. In any event, we often believe that we can better ourselves by who we are and what we do.
God clearly states that this is not the case. In Genesis, Moses states that “every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart [is] only evil all the time” (Genesis 6:5). Later in Scripture, David unequivocally declares, “Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me” (Psalm 51:5). The New Testament similarly addresses the inborn sins of “sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like.” The holy writer Paul sternly concludes, “I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Galatians 5:19-21). Spiritually, we bring nothing to the game. There is no potential in us for good. God alone changes this situation. He is holy and just. He demands nothing but perfection from sinful people like you and me. So, how are his righteous requirements met? Paul tells us that “at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly” (Romans 5:6). Christ’s holy, sinless life and his innocent suffering death pay the price that God the Father demanded for our sin. Furthermore, Jesus’ glorious resurrection clearly proves that this price is fully paid. See Principal’s Pen, last page
school news and notes:
‘perfect way to end season’
Bauer says he’s “living the dream” at Lakeside Lutheran
Track & Field Seniors Complete Final Meet of Careers
This article is seventh in a series of faculty and staff responses to why they’re thankful to serve at your Lakeside, along with recollections of moments that demonstrate the value of the investment of time and resources for the families who choose LLHS for their children. Going into his 15th year at your LLHS, math and phy ed teacher, boys varsity basketball and track coach Jim Bauer says, “Some people laugh when I answer their greeting of ‘How are you doing?’ with ‘Living the Dream.’ I am not kidding. I am truly living the dream. To me that means getting to do the things that you enjoy most.”
Mr. Bauer goes on to explain: ▶▶ I have a passion for Geometry, one of the most practical courses we offer, and I get to teach that at Lakeside. ▶▶ I have a passion for helping young people reach for their God-given potential in athletic ability. I get to do that every day in my Strength/Speed classes at Lakeside. ▶▶ I have a passion for taking a group of young people in a sport, and seeing how good we can become when everybody moves unselfishly forward in the same direction. I get to do that in coaching basketball and track at Lakeside. ▶▶ On top of all that, I get to do that with fellow Christians that have the same love for their Savior that I do.
hen asked to share a memory that W represents the special qualities of LLHS, he responds, “How many pages do you want? I have so many great memories it’s not fair.”
The June 11 weekly Lake Mills Leader newspaper recently ran an article about the Warrior Girls Track program and its performance at the WIAA State Meet June 6–7. Of the 13 individual Warriors (boys and girls) who qualified for the state meet, 11 of those earned podium spots in their events, meaning they finished in the top 6 from across the state in Division 2. The Girls 4x200m relay took the state championship for the second straight year and four school records were broken, 3 in hurdles and in that championship relay race. Matt Gardner of the Leader wrote:
He shares that some of his greatest memories are after the last contest of the season. With the outstanding 2014 track season just completed (well after classes let out in May, see other article), a memory from an earlier championship year seems an apt one to share. He writes:
The State Meet at Veterans Memorial Stadium at UW-La Crosse was the perfect way for some Lakeside girls track and field athletes to end their careers with the program.
“In 2006 we won a State Championship in Girls Track. We received our trophy, pictures, the whole bit. It’s Saturday night in LaCrosse, we have a long trip home, and my coaches are anxious to get going. But by now, the girls are on the other side of the track, having their usual post-meet prayer. Now that too is done with, but they are still not coming over to leave. I finally said to a bunch of antsy coaches, ‘Guys, we are just going to wait, because these girls are having trouble saying goodbye to each other.’ They had grown so close, and now they realized they were going their separate ways.” That bond—in prayer, in sportsmanship, in Christian friendship— is a big part of what makes Lakeside so special.
To some, the most gratifying part of the state meet was just being there. Senior Lizi Schwartz competed in high jump, finishing 14th with a height of 4-feet, 10-inches. “It took a while for us to figure out her two best events were the high jump and triple jump. When we did, she really performed beautifully,” LLHS head coach Jim Bauer said. “Again, a senior ends her career with a trip to state. Awesome.” Schwartz finished her career with two consecutive trips to state in high jump. Schwartz wasn’t the only senior to end her career at the state meet. Both Keri Bachler and Natalie Bubolz wrapped up their careers at the meet, and they did it in fashion by making it to the podium in their respective events. Bachler ran the first leg of the 4x200 relay and helped the team win its second consecutive state title with a time of 1:44.73 in the finals. Bachler has been a mainstay for the Lady Warriors since a freshman, but was almost unable to compete at all in her final season when diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. She finally returned to the team in mid-May. “I was especially happy for Keri, who battled through to get back, and ran her splits as fast as last year. It was a great way to end her career,” Bauer said. Bubolz, a four-year member of track and cross-country programs, ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay, which took fifth at the meet in a time of 4:04.42. The relay team ran its fastest time of the season in the preliminary round Friday as it clocked the secondfastest time of the year in Division 2 with a 4:01.53. Bubolz, who ran the 4x400 for the first time this season, combined with juniors Sydney Cody and Sami Huebner and sophomore Meghan Pingel to give the Warriors another podium finish in the 4x400 relay. “I was delighted for Natalie. She stuck with track for four years and got on that podium,” Bauer said. One of the aspects of this year’s team Bauer said he will miss is the close nature of all of the runners. “One of the neatest things for me to see was how close this group of girls was,” Bauer said. “Their parents were all at the meet, but the girls wanted to ride the bus back to be together one last time. Isn’t that what high school athletics is all about? The great friendship and memories that come from it are amazing.” For a summary of all medals won by Warriors at the 2014 State Track & Field Meet, see <llhs.org/activities/track.html> Read the full Leader article at <http://goo.gl/taq7i8>