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2015 | issue one 920-648-2321 x 2217 Lake Mills, WI 53551

Published semiannually for the Annual Fund Supporters of Lakeside Lutheran High School

A Message from the Development Director Dear Giving Society members – As another school year comes to a close, we are grateful for the blessing the Lord has showered upon us throughout the year. We are especially grateful for those who have given of their time, talents and treasures. It takes a wealth of dedicated individuals for your Lakeside Lutheran to continue sharing God’s precious saving word. On behalf of the faculty and staff here at Lakeside, we thank you for your continued support of God’s ministry here at Lakeside. LLHS Development Director

Recent Giving Socie

ty Events

Spring Reception

Over 40 Rho & Kentro members were treated to refreshments & admission to the Friday night showing of this year’s stage comedy production, Murder’s in the Heir. Top, from left: Connie and Stu Wilson, Ione Ibeling, Carol Gronholz, Nancy and Jim Grasby. At right: Julie and Steve Fields, Bev and Jim Buelow

Left: Mr. Gerald Hahn (with wife Anita) retires this spring after 20 years of service to LLHS. Right: Director of Choirs James Buege is celebrated during the Pops concert for 40 years in public ministry.

Winter Gala

The Legacy is published twice yearly by the Development Office of Lakeside Lutheran High School; content is intended for Annual Giving Society members. Correspondence and address changes may be sent to The Legacy, 231 Woodland Beach Rd., Lake Mills, WI 53551, or e-mailed to


Executive Editor: Scott Gronholz; Editor: Bari Vredeveld; Layout/Graphics: Kimara Winters Photo contributors: Scott Anthon (sports photos, p. 5 & 7); Bari Vredeveld (events p. 3 & 9) Jill Doering (May banquet, p. 7); Kimara Winters, remainder Lakeside Lutheran Principal: James Grasby

The wintery day didn’t keep friends from fellowship and food at Hi-Way Harry’s in January. The quaint and cozy gathering offered the opportunity for individuals to share their connection to Lakeside and express why they feel moved to support the ministry with their gifts. Many of the guests in attendance are Lakeside alum and/or have had children, even grandchildren attend. If the warmth of the fireplace wasn’t enough, listening to their connections and testimonials surely warmed all hearts. Undoubtedly, being a part of the Lakeside family is a wonderful blessing. From left: Helen Peterson; Lori Draeger and Shirley Koeppel, Mom and Grandma to featured student Michelle Draeger (see p. 5); Dean and Carol Schneider




Members of the Chi Fellowship, through the fruits of the Holy Spirit, have provided a single gift of less than$1,000 during the last year to Lakeside Lutheran High School. With the Greek letter Chi so evident in our churches and schools, your association with this fellowship is a reminder of God’s love, and every gift is significant to Lakeside. As a thank you for your gift we offer you a subscription to The Legacy, and invite you to attend a fellowship event. To remain a member of this Chi Fellowship we encourage you to renew your annual support each year, or prayerfully consider joining the Rho or Kentro Fellowships.

Chi Fellowship Giving 235 Members

Total Gifts $18,204

December 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015

General Operating: $4,075

Michelle Draeger “Lakeside has been such a great blessing in my life. I was surrounded by God’s Word every single day and was driven to grow in faith, academics, athletics and more, by all of the faculty and staff. In my opinion, Lakeside Lutheran has some of the best teachers and faculty you could ever find, and several of them significantly impacted my life [art teacher] Mrs. Tetzlaff, [religion teachers and coach] Pastor Clark, Pastor Davisson, and [band director] Mr. Pufahl are just a few examples. I am extremely grateful for them. They care so much about all of their students and do all they can to help them, whether it be with academics, faith, or personal situations. I have grown very close to them and often go to them for advice. After I graduate, I plan on attending Martin Luther College to pursue a degree in Secondary Spanish Education. I hope to one day be as good a teacher and mentor as my teachers have been in my life.”

Michelle, a member of the Lakeside Lutheran class of 2015, is the daughter of Ron and Lori Draeger of Marshall, and a member at St. John in Waterloo.

Partners in Ministry: $4,835

Other: $1,475 Building Fund– Debt Reduction: $3,622

Foundation: $850 Student Assistance: $3,347

 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105 4

Left: Michelle was part of the WIAA D2 Track & Field sectional champion team this spring. Center: A Cappella choir leads in worship at almost 20 Federation and other WELS/ELS churches each school year, and was also privileged to tour and worship in four WELS churches in southern California during 2015 spring break. Right: Michelle was also part of the unbeaten in conference champion 2014 Warrior volleyball team; the photo is of “Dig Pink” night, when the team raised money for cancer research.




Samuel Schulz

Members of the Rho Fellowship, with the Lord’s guidance, have provided multiple gifts totaling less than $1,000 within the last year to Lakeside Lutheran High School. The Greek letters Rho and Chi form the symbol for Christ. This symbol, displayed in the center of our school seal, serves as a reminder that Christ is the center of our faith at Lakeside. Through this faith we return our blessings to continue His work.

As a thank you for your gifts we offer you membership in the Rho Fellowship, a subscription to The Legacy, and also invite you to attend the fellowship events that have been planned for you. To remain a member of the Rho Fellowship we encourage you to renew your support each year, or prayerfully consider joining our Kentro Fellowship.

Rho Fellowship Giving

“Lakeside is a perfect high school choice. Lakeside is a positive environment, with teachers and staff who have dedicated themselves to shaping driven, accountable and responsible young adults in an environment where Jesus is the sole focus of every aspect of student and teacher life.  “I have very much enjoyed my years at Lakeside. Playing soccer and basketball, singing in choir, making friends, and winning Mr. Lakeside [a May Banquet male pageant spoof] have been just some of the incredible memories I have made here.”

110 Members

Total Gifts $8,482

Sam, a member of the Lakeside Lutheran class of 2015, is the son of Jon and Lori Schulz of DeForest, and a member at Eastside, Madison. He plans to attend Martin Luther College for Pre-seminary Studies.

December 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015

Partners in Ministry: $2,275

“High School is a really important chapter in a young person’s life. In these four years, the average student is expected to transition from being a kid to being a legal adult. Also within this time period, the student is to decide what he or she wants to do for the rest of his or her life, make good choices, and figure out who he or she really is. It is safe to say that background, role models, friends, and high school surrounding will have a large say in what kind of adult a person will be. 

General Operating: $2,636

Other: $545 Building Fund– Debt Reduction: $958 Student Assistance: $1,968 Foundation $100

The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:3 6

Left: Sam was a defender on the regional champion boys soccer team, earning All-Conference Honorable Mention last year. Center: At this year’s May Banquet, Sam, pictured with junior Becca Doering, was named “Mr. Lakeside” by wowing the crowd with his Napoleon Dynamite dance moves, among other talents. Right: As a senior tenor, Sam also toured with the A Cappella Choir.




2015 Grand Event Dinner & Auction

Members of the Kentro Fellowship have offered a gift, or returned a commitment card, to Lakeside Lutheran High School of $1,000 or more for the year. The Greek word, Kentro, meaning center, leads us to reflect on Christ as the center of our lives. Through Him we receive these blessings, and are encouraged to offer them up to His glory.

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.


As a thank you for these blessings you have shared, we offer you a subscription to The Legacy, and invite you to join us at several fellowship events in your honor. To remain a member of the Kentro Fellowship we encourage you to renew your gift annually through the enclosed Commitment card.

Kentro Fellowship Giving 61 Members

Total Gifts $222,818

December 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015

Other: $1,500 Foundation $10,088

Partners in Ministry: $22,761 General Operating: $6,773

–Hebrews 6:19

All hands on deck experienced fair winds and following seas. (A maritime cry to draw attention to the fact that the entire company—both officers and enlisted personnel—were blessed with safe journey and good fortune.) Your Lakeside Lutheran charted some numbers— won’t you join us in giving thanks as you navigate through them?

1,250 hours of preparation before the 5-hour event 200+ volunteers (students, faculty, staff, parents & llhs friends) 250 auction packages 28 amazing desserts 205 guests in attendance $45,000 net for the building mortgage & student assistance Save the date for our next Grand Event: February 13, 2016

Building Fund– Debt Reduction: $77,235

Student Assistance: $104,461

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7 8

100+ students helped make it happen!


My gift to support Christian education

Leaves of Legacy

Annual Giving Society Please accept this gift of $_____ to include me in the Chi Fellowship for 2015 *one-time gift

Please accept this gift of $_____ to include me in the Rho Fellowship for 2015 *two or more gifts

Please accept this gift of $_____to include me in the Kentro Fellowship for 2015 *gift of $1,000 or more

Commitment of $1,000 or more * Chi, Rho, and Kentro gifts exclude memorials/honors. I would like my gift distributed to the following area(s): General Operating Building Fund Adopt a Student


Ministry Partners



Check (made payable to Lakeside Lutheran High School) Please contact me to establish Automatic Checking Withdrawal

Email: Phone: Name: Address


Located in the lobby of the east school entrance, our Leaves of Legacy tree is a symbol of deep roots bearing much fruit for the future, a recognition of support for quality Christian education. Individual leaves are engraved with individual and family names and shine like the light these donors have provided for the future of our ministry here at Lakeside Lutheran. Have you considered a deferred gift to your Lakeside Lutheran High School? Share our vision with a cash gift or fill out a designation form adding Lakeside Lutheran High School as a beneficiary in your will, estate or life insurance policy. If you have already included Lakeside in your plans, please let us know.

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Calend ar of Events

Appreciation Tent (FB game v. WLA) Homecoming Alumni Event Fall Grandparents Day (FR/JR) Veterans Day Celebration Annual Giving Society - (Kentro) Winter Gala Annual Giving Society (Chi, Rho, Kentro) Chili Dinner & Pops Concert 5th annual Grand Event! Spring Grandparents Day (SO/SR) Annual Giving Society (Rho & Kentro) Reception & Drama Dept Presentation

~For information about any event~ call Bari at 920-648-2321 x2223 or e-mail We’d love to have you join the fun!

Please contact Scott Gronholz, Development Director, at 920.648.2321 x2217 11

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2015 | issue one

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