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Your Graduation Advantage

Your Deep Roots Advantage ...focus on parenting

A message for parents from Recruitment Director Mr. Steve Lauber. Reach him at slauber@llhs.org or 920-648-2321 x2218

Summer Lawn Care

During the late days of April and early May I had the goal, as most Americans, of getting a lush, green, healthy lawn in shape for the summer. For most people there seems to be nothing more enjoyable than walking on a carpet of thick healthy grass. If you are like most Americans you, or your spouse, probably aren’t much different. Getting our lawns to that point can be quite costly and rather time-consuming. In fact, as a country, we spend over $40 billion in lawn care each year. Old leaves and grass particles are raked away, bags of fertilizer and weed control are added, and, by the end of May, most of us are at least somewhat basking in the glory of our new beautiful lawns.

Thumbs up in second grade CAD class meant their paper airplane designs were on target for take off!

Unfortunately, it does not end there. During the hottest time of the year, when the grass is stressed and in need of extra care, some forget to give it the water it needs to thrive. Without that water, lawns can quickly become weak; some parts may even wither away.

In the same way, our children and their faith can be compared to an impeccable lawn. Early on we are driven as parents to clear debris, water, fertilize and keep a close eye on nurturing our children’s faith with nightly prayers, devotions,VBS and Christian education. However, it is during the “stressful and hot days” of the teenage years that extra attention is needed. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we need to dose them with spiritual water. Friends, doubt, and worldly views can beat down on our kids and make their roots of faith shrivel up. However, with that daily refreshing water from God’s Word, we can have confidence that their faith stays strong and healthy.

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.

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Do you ever think ahead to your high school graduation? It’s easy to put off thinking about the future with all the things happening right now, but for the class of 2014, the future is here! What do Lakeside Lutheran 2014 graduates think about their time as Warriors? Was it worth their parents’ saving and sacrificing? Was it worth the sometimes extra miles? Here’s what some of them have to say about their Lakeside years...

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 info@llhs.org • 920.648.2321

e privilege to defend Lakeside gave me th le. They taught me ib B e th g in us ith fa my to socialize. They not to be afra id and spect everyone no also taught me to re matter who they are. t. John Jefferson Lucas Johnstone, S Headed to MATC

Everyday I heard God’s Word. I may not have always listened because I was so used to it, but college will be very different. I’ll have to use what I learned here on my own. Lakeside really helped me know how to. Olivia Scheiber, St. Luke, Watertown Headed to UWM

Principal: James Grasby Asst. Principal: Don Schultz Recruitment: Steve Lauber Athletic Dir.: Tim Matthies Regents, Ch: Scott Schneider

Green lawns are nice to have, at least until winter comes rolling around, but there is no better project to invest in than our children and the saving faith that is continually growing in them. —Steve Lauber, LLHS Recruitment Director

Another year of fish bowl entries—collected when grade school students approach Mr. Lauber and ask him to remember their names—culminated in the 6th grade “Play Day” name selection (above right). The two iPod Touch winners are Samantha Kohls (at left, then 8th grader, St. John, Waterloo) and Bri Weldner (then 7th grader, St. Paul, Fort). Many thanks to our friends at the Jefferson Wal-Mart store for their generosity in supplying the prizes again this year!

...focus on why it's worth it

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I got to spend the day with friends from all over this part of the state who share my faith, and I received an excellent college preparation. Maria Manteufel Zion, Columbus

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No one knew for sure, but it sure was fun guessing! Our winter contest asked grade school students to guess when the last bit of snow would disappear from inside the track on the Lakeside Lutheran campus. Mr. Lauber was charged with monitoring the progress and tallying the entries.

Over 200 entries were submitted during the month of February, by kindergartners through 8th graders, from 16 schools. The deadline to enter was March 1, 2014. Special recognition goes to 2nd grader Fernando from Zion Columbus, for the most optimistic guess: March 2. The least hopeful guess came from an 8th grader who guessed a date in August. In his defense, it was quite a long winter this year...

so when did the snow

disappear?

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31, 2014

There were NINE winning guesses for March 31, 2014. From those nine, three names were randomly selected to receive tuition credit, and the remaining names received some fun runner up prizes. Congratulations to the following students and schools, and thanks to everyone who participated! $200.00 tuition vouchers were awarded to: Tyler Degner 7th grade Sarah Holcomb 5th grade Jeremy Nehls 8th grade

Announcing the new Lakeside Lutheran Advantage magazine summer 2014 contest...

It’s a snap!

(or a snapshot)

Snap a photo of you or your family enjoying a FUN day at a LAKE. Will you be in the water, or will you be lakeside? (See what we did there? Know that we’ll consider any similar photo locales, such as river-side or bay-side) We’ll publish your photo this fall along with all eligible entries; everyone gets a fun prize for participating, and three entries win tuition credit! All it takes is for at least one person in the photo (the K–8 student entering the contest) to include Lakeside Lutheran in some way (wear a Lakeside Lutheran t-shirt or cap, draw a LL on a cheek, be reading a Lakeside magazine, the sky...lake’s the limit!). It can be a solo pic, or a group of friends or family—you could be fishing, wading, eating, building sand castles, reading, just relaxing or...? Two will win based on creativity and/or sense of fun on the photo. The third winner will be a random selection from all acceptable entries. How do you enter the contest?

Go to llhs.org/advantagecontest.html to upload your photo and enter your contact information online, or send your photo and identifying personal info (see below) to: LLHS, 231 Woodland Beach Rd. Lake Mills, WI 53551 or drop it in the Publications mail slot in the school office. (Photos will not be returned.)

What else do you need to know?

Contest open to students in 2014-15 grades K–8. Children of LLHS employees are ineligible for prizes. One entry per person. Winners chosen from all accepted entries based on photo quality, creativity, inclusion of Lakeside element, and general sense of fun. Three winners each receive $200 tuition credit applicable toward first semester of attendance at Lakeside. Prizes not transferable. Deadline to enter is September 12, 2014; winners’ parents first notified by phone or e-mail. Lakeside is not responsible for misdirected or lost entries. Acceptability of photos at the sole discretion of judges.

St. Mark, Watertown St. Paul, Fort Atkinson St. John, Juneau

$5.00 Subway gift card and a Lakeside T-shirt or teddy bears were awarded to: Ana Christina Iglesias 5th grade St. Mark, Watertown Caitlin Condon 7th grade St. John, Juneau Abby Smith 2nd grade St. John, Jefferson Aaron Lindert 4th grade TSL, Watertown Natalie Raymond 3rd grade Peace, Sun Prairie Katie DeGalley 2nd grade TSL, Watertown

Nick Bemis (St. Paul, Lake Mills), Lindsey Leipold (St. Peter, Helenville) and Katie Guld (Peace, Sun Prairie) had the idea already during our summer 2012 photo contest (well, Nick probably didn’t find Scooter the seal at a lake, but it’s a pretty cool waterside snapshot!)

llhs.org/advantagecontest.html

Enter online at: If you’re not entering online, know that we need the following info along with your photo: Student Name, Grade, School & City, Parent Name, Home Address & Phone


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Your Curriculum Advantage

Your Choice Advantage

...focus on hands-on technology

What is the 1:1 Chromebook Initiative? The 1:1 Initiative is a program that will put a Chromebook and accessories into each Lakeside student’s hands in August 2014; students will access information on local networks and the internet. This access is provided as a privilege—not as a right—to facilitate learning, to assist in conducting research, and to allow communication. The goal is prepare students for their futures by providing a technology-rich environment across the curriculum. Beginning in May 2017, seniors who have been in the program each year (i.e., policies for transfer students vary) exit Lakeside with their Chromebooks for a $1.00 purchase price.

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The integration of this technology benefits students and the Lakeside ministry in general by: ding a technology-rich environment

Training students across the curriculum to show and share their faith as digital citizens in a digital world. Equipping students for their future in a technology-rich world. s ministry? Providing additional access to current materials and presentation options for classroom use. digital citizens in a digital world. Encouraging faculty to further improve teaching methods using technology in the classroom. s for classroom use. Being good stewards of our resources by training students and teachers to work in a paperless setting. classroom Achieving ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) standards across the curriculum. o work in a paperless setting. Reducing the digital divide between school and home. dards across the curriculum. classroom. Encouraging collaboration outside of the school day by students and teachers. ng technology in the who have adopted programs or uniformity that allows technology to improve rather than impede learning. 1:1 Creating device

Part of the curriculum also includes a required freshman course titled “Computer Essentials,” which emphasizes chers. fundamental technology mastery. After 9th grade, students are expected to have a basic knowledge of the following rather than impeding education. programs, skills and concepts: Google Document, Google Spreadsheet, Google Searching, Basic Computer Parts, Moodle, Pixlr (photo editing), WeVideo (video, photostory editing), Digital Citizenship, and Keyboarding.

chnology into other areas Lakeside staysofinthecontact with graduates and plans to survey grads five years out to analyze the usefulness of this n preparingChromebook for nearly 3 years by initiative. We’ll evaluate the effectiveness of the program by tracking students as they graduate and move een major improvements to internet on to college, tech school or employment, with expectations that they’ll be better equipped to study and work in ad more than 75 Chromebooks at competitive he entire student body. fields. It’s also expected that more graduates will be confident in tech fields as a result of the initiative.

Whe n usin g the scho ol’s netw ork , I will … 1. PRO TEC T MY PAS SW ORD AND RES PEC T OTH ERS ACC OU NTS r? 2. RES PEC T OTH ERS PRO PER TY AND FIL ES 3. CAR E FOR LAK ESI DE- OW NED DEV ICE S AND PER IPH ERA LS puters to communicate inside and outside of Lakeside, I will… com the g usin n Whe tes? 1. USE CHRIST-CENTERED JUDGEMENT WHEN USING THE COMPUTER TO COMMUNICATE 2. UN DER STA ND THA T ALL COM MU NIC ATI ON IS MO NIT ORE D When using the Internet and resource s on the Internet on the Lake side network, I will… 1. GIV E CAR E TO THE CON TEN T THA T I BRO WS E FOR AT LAK ESI DE 2. PUT MY FAI TH AT THE FOR EFR ONT

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...focus on making it work

First in a series of current and former Lakeside parent responses to a recent survey that asked why they chose Lakeside, how they handle the obstacles of extra cost and time, what they appreciate about LLHS and whether they have any tips for others wanting to make a commitment to secondary Christian education.

Parents reflect on choice after first year Kathy Schroeder, member at St. John in Waterloo and mom of ‘13–14 freshman Brooklyn Wagner, shares her answers to the survey mentioned above.

Why did you choose Lakeside Lutheran as the school your child would attend? I wanted my daughter to continue her Christian education. I wanted teachers who have the same morals, values and concerns for my daughter that I have. I like some of the guidelines, and that the kids are held to standards.

Lakeside is a serious financial investment, and that fact can be a major obstacle for some families. Do you have any words of wisdom for other families on how they can make it “happen”?

Save, save, save. We have the option to use the Scrip program also. I know that finances can be a hardship for a lot of people, but do you want to put a price tag on your child’s education? Not that Lakeside doesn’t face the same problems as other schools...[that’s why] I want my children in a Christian atmosphere.

What else do you appreciate about Lakeside?

I enjoy the teachers; they are always friendly & helpful. I have heard a lot of praise about the facility from my daughter. There are a lot of opportunities at Lakeside and the more involved kids are, I think the more fun high school can be. Cindy Koltz and her family are members at St. Stephen, Beaver Dam. Daughter Ashley just completed her freshman year at Lakeside, and Cindy also responded to the survey enthusiastically.

Why did you choose Lakeside? Naturally, the Christian education, but also smaller

class sizes and teacher-student ratio.

Any advice for others who want to make the reality of Lakeside happen?

We made [Lakeside] a priority and may have made sacrifices in day-to-day life, but it’s all worth it. No regrets about my child attending! I am reassured every day by her, both academically & socially, that it was the right decision and she doesn’t regret attending LLHS one bit! She’s more than happy to be there!

More from first-time Lakeside parents: “There is nothing that compares to a Christian education, but the atmosphere at Lakeside is a close second. All of the teachers & staff at Lakeside are very nice and always there to help parents and students when asked. Classes are challenging, which will get the kids ready for college and beyond. Other families have been very nice and have reached out to get to know one another,” write Dave & Phyllis Lindloff, parents of recent freshman Ian from St. Matthew, Janesville. Other things they appreciate include “well-behaved students, a wellmaintained school & grounds, excellent sports program, bus program, [tuition] payment program, financial aid, texts/ tweets from school to keep us up-to-date on various school activities or changes, a wide variety of spiritwear, the SCRIP program to help save on tuition, and options for volunteering throughout the year for both parents & students!”

Future editions will share more parent survey responses. Please contact Mr. Steve Lauber if you have questions or comments about anything you read here (slauber@llhs.org or 920-648-2321 x2218). issue 6 • llhs.org • page 7


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summer 2014 events for grade school families

June 2–July 9............................ Open Mat time for wrestlers (free for boys entering grades 7–12, Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30–6:30 PM, walk in) June 9-13........................................ Boys Basketball Camp (entering grades 6–7 from 8–10:30 AM; grades 8–9 11–2 PM; grades 4–5 2:30–4 PM) June 13–15..........................................................................Warrior Band on parade: Fri, 9 PM in Brillion; Sat in Appleton 2 PM, Sun in Verona, noon June 16-20...................................... Girls Basketball Camp (entering grades 6–7 from 8–10:30 AM; grades 8–9 11–2 PM; grades 4–5 2:30–4 PM) June 22.................................................................................................................Warrior Band marches in Marshall Fireman’s Festival Parade at 11 AM June 23–26...............................................Soccer Camp (boys & girls entering grades 4–6 from 9–10:30 AM; grades 7–9 11–12:30 PM; no Friday) June 28............................Warrior Band on parade: Town & Country Days in Lake Mills (10:30 AM); Flags of Freedom parade in Sun Prairie (2 PM) June 29.............................................................................................Warrior Band on parade during Summerfest in Oregon, parade starts at 12:30 PM July 14.....................................Warrior Band East Coast trip homecoming parade at Lakeside (watch fb.com/groups/LLHSbandchoir for arrival time) July 14-17............................................................................................. Running Camp (boys & girls entering grades 6–9 from 8–10:30 AM; no Friday) July15–17...........................................................................................................................Warrior Wrestling Camp (boys entering grades 7–12, 4–6 PM July 19................Warrior Classic 5K/10K Run/Walk at course in Hubbleton; first run starts 8:30 AM • see llhs.org/activities/athletics.html#booster July 21–24.................................. Volleyball Camp (girls entering grades 6–7 from 8–10:30; grades 8–9 11–2 PM; grades 4–5 2:30–4; no Friday) July 21–24................................................................................................NEW! Non-padded Football Camp (boys entering grades 6–8 from 9–11 AM) August 4.....................First youth football practice 5:30-7:30 PM (boys entering grades 6–8; practice continues Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri Aug 4–Aug 22) August 6 & 11.........................................................................................................Registration for classes at Lakeside (8/6 5–8 PM; 8/11 5–8:30 PM) August 18........................................................................................................................... Freshman Orientation (full day of school just for 9th graders) August 19......................................................................................Opening Service (10 AM, installation of new teachers) & first day for all LL students August 23.................................................................................................................First Youth football games (tentatively each Saturday through Oct 5) September 7............................................................................................................................“Lakeside=Fun” Photo Contest entry deadline (see page 5) September 17........................................................................................................................................................Freshmen Parent Information Night 7 PM see

llhs.org/activities/grade_school_events.html#calendar for the latest updates!

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