Your Investment Advantage ...focus on parenting
A message for parents from Recruitment Director Mr. Steve Lauber. Reach him at email@example.com or 920-648-2321 x2218
ho Influences Your W Children?
When I was young, I remember seeing my parents as the strongest and the smartest people ever. I loved to be around them as I colored in my Scooby Doo coloring book, played in the backyard on the swing-set, or as I threw metal-tipped Jarts around. They were a huge part of my life and still are to this day.
Mr. Lauber However, I do remember my view of them slightly continues shifting as I hit my teenage years. As I began high school to have fun at Winnebago Lutheran, friends became very important learning names as students in my life; teachers and coaches often influenced me more than my line up for a parents did, and I didn’t always want Mom and Dad around. They still were chance to win a prize. my parents, but things changed for a while. Mark Twain supposedly had a beat on what I’m talking about here: “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” Can you relate? The teenage years arguably can be one of the most confusing and life-changing periods in life. It’s one of the most crucial times to be an involved parent. With media influences tugging at them from every direction—internet, Facebook, texting, Twitter and television just scratching the surface—society’s changing views on God’s Word means our kids are growing up faster and in a much different climate than many of us adults experienced. Many of us parents struggle to manage this media tidal wave.
mission Lakeside Lutheran High School is committed to assisting parents and area WELS/ELS congregations in nurturing the faith of our students through a Christ-centered education that emphasizes the grace of God in Christ and lives of Christian service in the home, the church and society. Lakeside’s mission is dedicated to the glory of God on whom alone we are dependent for all blessings and is carried out in response to his love for us. about our federation The Lakeside Federation includes 31 congregations in southcentral Wisconsin extending north to south from Beaver Dam to Janesville and east to west from Oconomowoc to Madison. The Lakeside Lutheran Advantage is published 3x annually and distributed free of charge to our students, families, future families and friends. Please pass on this copy to the benefit of others. Direct all correspondence to: Lakeside Lutheran High School 231 Woodland Beach Rd. Lake Mills,WI 53551 firstname.lastname@example.org • 920.648.2321 Principal: James Grasby Asst. Principal: Don Schultz Recruitment: Steve Lauber Athletic Dir.: Tim Matthies Regents, Ch: Scott Schneider
Along with media, another huge influence teenagers have is the environment they live in— at home absolutely—but for 8-10 hours each day, they’re in school. Our teens are being influenced by not only the friends they interact with, but also by the teachers they sit in front of every day. At Lakeside Lutheran, we understand the daily struggles that teenagers go through—it’s why we’re here. It’s why the 31 congregations in our federation are also committed to our mission of “assisting parents in nurturing the faith of the students through a Christ-centered education.”
There is no better investment in this world than in the souls of our children. I thank God that my parents continued to parent me even when I wasn’t too thrilled with them. It can be the toughest time to be a parent, but it can also be one of the most rewarding times as we watch them grow—in confidence, in maturity, and in faith. As God tells us in Proverbs 22:6: “Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.” May God bless your efforts in raising your young Christians. —Steve Lauber, LLHS Recruitment Director
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Your A to Z Advantage ...focus on school stats
(All stats based on 2012–13 unless noted) (All stats based on 2012–13 unless noted)
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Christ-centered details, decor,Lunchroom classroomledfeatures of formal Bible|study 100% course infusion | Outreach include service Total Collection: 15,910 Print |materials checked out: 7,849 | Dailyopportunities average students in Gospel-motivated library: 121 | Books added:projects, 308 | missionresource trips, music | Christ-centered architectural details, classroom features 453 Online research addedministry to existing 6: FollettShelf searchable LLHS librarydecor, catalog | Chessplayers: Total Collection: 15,910 | Print materials checked out: 7,849 | Daily average students in library: 121 | Books added: 308 | research resource to existing 6:Cheesburger FollettShelf searchable LLHS library catalog | Chessplayers: 453 served | 2Online hot entree choices daily||added Stromboli, Pizza, most popular meals | 64% ofinstudent Total Collection: 15,910 Print materials checked out: 7,849 | Daily average students library:body 121 |regularly Books added: 308 | average 225 students dailyadded 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hours=118% requirement for private schools Expenditures: $3,754,004 | Bus 116 miles logged earned by families: $39,365.45 |ofLLstate Facebook friends on 7/31/13: 1,576 | |Tweets @LakesideLuthHS: 35 co-curriculars involved 1,300 students Volleyball, Football, Girls Society Basketball, Girls from Track & Math Teams Conference Champs | on 7 routes: 79,898 | tuition payments:| $1,989,164 | 446 Giving members gave $225,376 | Warrior Scrip rebates Forensics Team earned 4th consecutive “top 5%” award at State (#2 of 367 schools) ® | 12 of 60 WSMA entries State-eligible, earned by families: $39,365.45 | LL Facebook friends on 7/31/13: | Tweets @LakesideLuthHS: 116 Champs | 35 co-curriculars involved 1,300 students Volleyball, Girls 1,576 Girls from Track & Mathearned Teams1st Conference 5 took Gold at State | 900+ audience for|Hound of theFootball, Baskervilles |Basketball, Weekly student newspaper place rating Forensics Team earned 4th consecutive “top 5%” award at State (#2 of 367 schools) | 12 of 60 WSMA entries State-eligible, 2013 end of 55 years | 51 graduations, 4,414 |151 marriages since ‘62 | rating 35 co-curriculars involved 1,300 students Volleyball, Girls graduates Girlsalumni Track & Mathearned Teams Conference Champs | 5 took Gold at State |marked 900+ audience for|Hound of theFootball, Baskervilles |Basketball, Weekly student newspaper 1st place alumni at Homecoming roundup | 32(#2 regional & 17schools) sectional ‘00 | Forensics Team 112 earned 4thgathered consecutive “top 5%” award at State of 367 | 12WIAA of 60champ WSMAplaques entriessince State-eligible, 2013 of 55 years | 51 graduations, graduates |151 alumni since ‘62 | rating 35 co-curriculars involved 1,300 students |Hound Volleyball, Girls Girls Track & ‘13 Mathearned Teams Conference Champs | 18 forensic, 41end math team 182Football, awards4,414 on display in band room as ofmarriages 5 took Gold at State |marked 900+ audience fortrophies of| the Baskervilles |Basketball, Weekly student newspaper 1st 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| a4,414 state of vitality | of theas absolute life,|both essential forensic, 41end math team trophies | 182 life awards on display in band room ofmarriages ‘13 fullness 112 alumni at Homecoming roundup | 32 & 17oursectional WIAAgoal champ plaquesatsince ‘00 |Lutheran! and ethical, belonging to Godgathered | life active and vigorous, devoted to regional God | It’s A–Z prayer, & attitude Lakeside Say it: dzo-ay’ |18Found in Greek Bibleteam 127 times | means | a on state of vitality | of theas absolute of life, both essential forensic, 41 math trophies | 182 life awards display in band room of ‘13 fullness issue 5 • llhs.org • page 3 and ethical, belonging to God | life active and vigorous, devoted to God | It’s our A–Z prayer, goal & attitude at Lakeside Lutheran! Say it: dzo-ay’ | Found in Greek Bible 127 times | means life | a state of vitality | of the absolute fullness of life, both essential and ethical, belonging to God | life active and vigorous, devoted to God | It’s our A–Z prayer, goal & attitude at Lakeside Lutheran!
Summer 2013 Pass It On Video Clip Contest
Thanks to all who submitted a clip! It was awesome to see families who werenâ€™t even eligible for prizes participate, including Mr. & Mrs. Jim & Gayle Bauerâ€™s grandkids, Ben and Maddie Pearson from Abiding Word Lutheran School in Houston, TX, at a summer outing to Great America!
Watch the video at:
or click on the link from our website: llhs.org/activities/grade_school_events.html#advantagecontest
Every qualified entrant in our Pass It On 2 contest was a winner. Tuition credit awards randomly selected from among entrants. Winners, in alphabetical order | Isabella Collins, gr 6, Peace, Sun Prairie: flash drive | Sophia Collins, gr 8, Peace, Sun Prairie: flash drive/$200 tuition credit | Micaela Cooley, gr 2, Zion, Columbus: calculator/$200 tuition credit | Jordan Gade, gr 8, St. Paul, Lake Mills: flash drive | Graham Hatcher, gr 5, St. Matthew, Oconomowoc: flash drive | Sarah Johnson, gr 5, St. John, Watertown: flash drive/$200 tuition credit | Emily Meiller, gr 5, Holy Cross, Madison: flash drive/$200 tuition credit | James Neuberger, gr 8, St. Paul Lake Mills: flash drive | Adela Ramirez, gr 1, Parkside, Milwaukee: calculator/bear | Faith Retzlaff, gr 4, Zion, Columbus: calculator/bear | Grace Retzlaff, gr 1, Zion, Columbus: calculator/$200 tuition credit
Stop by the bulletin board in the 100 hallway between the gyms & Pass It On too!
New contest for K–8 students who are looking forward to spring:
Guess when the snow will be outta here! No one knows for sure, but your correct guess could score you a great spring prize (Cracker Jack®, anyone?) PLUS some tuition credit for your freshman year here at Lakeside Lutheran! Our latest Lakeside Advantage contest asks kids in kindergarten through 8th grade to guess the day the last bit of snow disappears inside the track on the Lakeside campus. As it’s not too likely the date will be in February, students have all month to submit their guesses. Enter online, fill out an entry form when visiting campus in February (e.g., LES basketball tournament), or mail a guess in. We’ll map out the guesses submitted by the deadline and then set Mr. Lauber in the field to wait out the snow. Get ready to celebrate spring!
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Enter online at:
llhs.org/advantagecontest.html If you’re not entering online, know that we need the following info along with your entry: Student Name, Grade, School & city, Parent Name, Home Address & Phone (& don’t forget your guess!)
: 2014 winter contest when will the snow disappear? rules
Contest open to K–8 students in 2013–14. Children of LLHS employees are ineligible for prizes. One entry per student; if more than one submission is found, the first entry recorded (at the discretion of the contest administrator) will be assigned to that student. Up to three winners who guess the correct day the last bit of snow disappears from inside the Lakeside Lutheran fenced-in track area will receive a great prize that celebrates spring, PLUS $200 tuition credit applicable toward first semester of attendance at Lakeside. If snow completely disappears and a later snowfall occurs, the first date will be the winning date. If more than three students guess correctly, three names will be selected at random from all correct guesses to receive tuition credit, but all correct guesses will receive prizes. Tuition credit is not transferable. Deadline to enter is March 1, 2014; winners will be notified and announced soon after the snow is gone! Lakeside is not responsible for misdirected or lost entries.
Your Active Advantage
...focus on performance
Popular summer activities at Lakeside—our summer sports camps and programs—offer even more opportunity this year!
Sport camps offer young students skill-, faith-building fun It’s that time of year—since we’re all ready for a bit of warmth in the air—when we might not mind thinking ahead to summer and what those days might bring for our families.Your Lakeside Lutheran is again hosting several sports camps in June and July 2014, and new opportunities are in the line up as well. Look for brochures at your school, at Lakeside, or contact the office to have one mailed/e-mailed. We’re excited to help elementary students develop their God-given athletic abilities, in a Christ-centered approach, while they meet and play with other students from around the federation.
2014 Summer Sport Camp Opportunities Basketball players are made during the off-season. Skill is the divider. Players are taught the individual fundamentals needed to become better players. Special emphasis is placed on the team concept of basketball. Daily instruction involves drills, contests and games. June 9–13 | 8–10:30 AM for boys entering gr. 6–7 $55 | 11–2 PM for boys entering gr. 8–9 $55 | 2:30–4 PM for boys entering gr. 4–5 $40 | June 16–20 | 8–10:30 AM for girls entering gr. 6–7 $55 | 11–2 PM for girls entering gr. 8–9 $55 | 2:30–4 PM for girls entering gr. 4–5 $40 Co-ed soccer camp improves the fundamental skills necessary to excel: passing, dribbling, shooting and defense. Campers are given training tips and drills to practice further on their own. We also put these skills to practice in game situations, rain (gym) or shine (inside the track). June 23–26 | 9–10:30 AM for boys & girls entering 4–6 | 11–12:30 PM for boys & girls entering 7–9 | $45 Warrior Running Camp introduces the sport of distance running. Students learn various types of distance training, including endurance, strength and speed training, with special emphasis on proper running form. During rest from running periods, other related topics are discussed, such as proper diet for a runner, injury prevention, the value of strength training, flexibility and running shoes. July 14–17 | 8–10:30 AM | Boys & girls entering 5–9 | $45 Body control, speed, and strength are at the core of all sports, and Warrior Wrestling Camp works all these abilities. Boys learn what real wrestling is through the instruction of wrestling rules, moves, conditioning, and strength training. Every day wrestlers will spend time on the mat and in the weight room. Over and above learning about this great sport, boys discover the true-to-life value of hard work. July 15–17 | 4–6 PM | Boys entering 7–9 Volleyball camp aims to improve campers’ skills through drills, instruction, contests and games every day. Each session varies in its level of instruction and drills. Players in all sessions are taught the individual fundamentals and team concepts needed to become better players. | July 21–24 | 8–10:30 AM for girls entering 6–7 $45 | 11–2 PM for girls entering 8–9 $45 | 2:30–4 PM for girls entering 4–5 $35 NEW FOR 2014! This camp is non-padded and geared to work on the non-contact skills of football: passing, catching, ball handling/carrying, footwork, coverage, route running and more. Putting these skills to use in 7 on 7 competitions will make it a fun camp.Youth football program players are encouraged to attend, but it’s not limited to those players. This camp provides a great opportunity for anyone wanting to learn more about the great game of football and improve playing skills. | July 21–24 | 9–11 AM for boys entering 6–8 | $45
Remember that camp space is limited—register early to assure your spot.
Mail in your paper registration or—also new this year—register and pay online! Details at llhs.org/activities/grade_school_events.html#sports Don’t forget other summer sports opportunities, including Mustangs Baseball, Warrior Windmill Softball and Lakeside Youth Football. Details also on webpage. page 6 • The Lakeside Advantage • Winter 2014
Your Financial Advantage ...focus on affordability
Although families will wait to claim this deduction until they file in 2015, the state has granted some relief for those who opt to send their children to schools such as our federation grade schools and Lakeside Lutheran:
2014 Wisconsin tax deduction benefits LES and LLHS families
ttention Wisconsin taxpayers with children in our Lutheran schools: the Wisconsin State Legislature recently passed the 2013-15 biennial budget, which includes a new tax deduction for private school tuition. As the parent or guardian of a child(ren) enrolled at Lakeside Lutheran High School, you should know about it. (Please note that in the following, the term “private school” includes Lakeside as well as our Lutheran grade schools.) Families may use this deduction if they claim a pupil who is enrolled in kindergarten or grades one through twelve in a private school as a dependent for federal income tax purposes on his or her tax return. It is important to note that this is not a tax credit, but a deduction (see next paragraph). It is also important to note that the deduction goes into effect in tax year 2014, meaning that checks written before January 1, 2014 are not deductible. (It is important to remember the difference between a tax credit and a tax deduction. A tax deduction, like the new one for private school tuition, reduces an individual’s taxable income but cannot reduce taxable income below zero. If a tax deduction is $1000 and individuals’ tax rates are 25 percent, they would receive $250 off their tax bills. A tax credit, on the other hand, directly reduces individuals’ tax liability, meaning that a tax credit lowers a tax bill dollar for dollar. Tax credits are often considered subsidies in the tax system, whereas tax deductions represent reductions in a taxpayer’s ability to pay. It makes sense that the private school tuition tax break is set up as a deduction, because by paying tuition, an individual has less income available to pay state income taxes. —from Wisconsin Senator Luther Olsen) The new private school deduction allows for individuals who pay for their child’s tuition costs to deduct up to $4,000 for each K-8 student and $10,000 for each high school student from their taxable income. Since the tax break is set up as a deduction, the average Wisconsin family would get a $240 tax cut per elementary and middle school child and about a $600 tax cut for each high school student, according to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (revenue.wi.gov/news/2013/20130709_01.pdf). What constitutes “tuition” remains undefined, so it is still unclear if parents will also be able to deduct educational expenses (technology fees, field trip expenses, etc.). The Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools (WCRIS), of which Lakeside is a member, continues to work with the state Department of Revenue to define what expenses can be included in the deduction. Meanwhile, it’s suggested that parents keep accurate and up-to-date financial records of all school-related expenditures. This tax deduction can help make the choice of sending a child to our Lutheran parochial schools a little more affordable for many of our families.
ore from Sen. Olsen in WI 14th district:
“Wisconsin is now one of eight states that offer a tax break for families who choose to send their children to private schools. Looking at our neighboring states, Illinois and Iowa both offer tax credits for private school tuition. Illinois offers a tax credit of $500 per family and Iowa offers a credit of $250 per child. Indiana offers a deduction or $1000 per child. Minnesota offers both a deduction and a tax credit. Their tax credit is available to families based on income and number of children. Opponents of the plan to offer this tax deduction have said that it is too generous, compared to other states. While the deduction numbers look generous, since the tax cut is structured as a deduction, families would not receive the entire amount off their tax bill. Also keep in mind that it was part of an overall package of tax changes and was agreed upon, in part, to ensure that the tax cuts reduced the tax burden for as many Wisconsinites as possible.” issue 5 • llhs.org • page 7
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upcoming events for grade school families February 17........................................................................................................Kinderfest LES field trips to Lakeside, 9–11 AM February 21–23.............................................................................Lakeside Lutheran Elementary School Basketball Tournament (games also at St. Paul Lake Mills & Peace, Sun Prairie Friday night) March 17–21.....................................................................................................................................Lakeside’s Spring Break Week April 5........................................................................LES Fine Arts Fair solo-ensemble & grade school choir/band competition April 6..............................................................................................................................Fine Arts Fair concerts at 1:30 & 4 PM April 16..................................................................................................................................................LLHS Easter Concert, 7 PM April 18–21.........................................................................................................................................................LLHS Easter recess April 25..............................................................................................................................6th Grade Musical Presentation, 10 AM April 25–26.................................................................................................................................................................Musical, 7 PM April 30..................................................................................................................................................LES Math Meet, 4-5:30 PM May 14 & 21......................................................................................................Warrior Summer Band practices, 6:30–8:30 PM June 4–7..................................................................................................................... Warrior Band Camp (parades June 6 & 7) June 9–13 Boys Basketball Camp | June 16–20 Girls Basketball Camp | June 23–26 Co-ed Soccer Camp July 14–17 Co-ed Running Camp | July 15–17 Boys Wrestling Camp | July 21–24 Girls Volleyball & Boys Football Camps see
llhs.org/activities/grade_school_events.html#calendar for the latest updates!