Two Warriors sign intent to play college basketball

Lakeside Lutheran High School is pleased to announce that two seniors have signed their national letters of intent on November 11 to play college basketball next year.

005 Abby Monis
Seated with Lakeside Lutheran senior Abby Monis as she signs her national letter of intent for basketball for the Maryville University Saints is her mom Trisha. Standing behind them are her freshman brother Jack, father Peder and Warrior girls basketball head coach Tim Matthies.

Abby Monis, daughter of Peder and Trisha Monis, Oconomowoc, was recruited by Division 2 Maryville University in St. Louis. According to Maryville’s stats, the 6-foot-1 Monis averaged 17 points and six rebounds per game in earning first-team All-Capitol North All Conference and Wisconsin All-State honors last season. She was named to the Midwest Basketball Report Wisconsin Top 25 of 2015. Monis also played AAU for the prestigious Wisconsin Lakers basketball club in the summer of 2015. At Lakeside, she has played four years of basketball as a Warrior, along with two years each on the volleyball and track and field teams.

“Abby is incredibly strong, quick and agile with a natural aptitude for the game,” Maryville head women’s basketball coach Chris Ellis said. “She has good foot speed and, with her ability to score both in the post and on the perimeter, we are confident she will enjoy a great career as a Saint.”

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Seated with Lakeside Lutheran senior Abby Monis as she signs her national letter of intent for basketball for the Maryville University Saints is her mom Trisha. Standing behind them are her freshman brother Jack, father Peder and Warrior girls basketball head coach Tim Matthies.

Meghan Pingel, daughter of Jim and Renae Pingel of Sun Prairie, signed her acceptance to be a point guard for the UW Green Bay Phoenix women’s basketball team. As a Warrior guard, the 5-foot-8 Pingel has been awarded Capitol North All-Conference team spots for each of her three previous years, from an honorable mention her freshman year, to 2nd team in 2013-14, to 1st team last season. She has helped lead her team to the top of the conference each year.

Green Bay head coach Kevin Borseth says, “Meghan will add a lot of speed and quickness to our roster. She is explosive, and defensively she can cut you off on a dime. She is a great athlete on the court that has a pass-first mentality paired with a great jump shot. She is a lockdown defender with great athleticism, and she has a great sense of awareness on the court.”

Pingel has been a three-sport athlete for Lakeside Lutheran, on the volleyball, basketball and track teams, and has earned All-Conference, All-State and team awards for each sport she has participated in. She has captured several State medals as a runner, triple-jumper and hurdler, earning her the title of Capitol Conference Track Performer of the Year for both 2014 and 2015.

Fall sport athletes recognized at LLHS

Fall 15 sports award winners
Lakeside Lutheran athletes were recognized at the recent fall sports awards night as they were awarded titles of honorary captains or most valuable member by their teams, or as they were awarded spots on Capitol North All-Conference teams (front, l-r): Jennica Jensen, cross country MVR and 1st team all-conference; Patience Letko, 2nd team, volleyball and honorary team captain; Zech Schleef, 2nd team soccer; Griffin Torgerson, honorable mention soccer; Jonathan Kroeger, 1st team soccer; Josh Higgins, honorable mention soccer, team MVP; Conrad Schaalma, 1st team football offense.
Second row, L-R: Kendal Densen, 1st team volleyball; Amber Rowoldt, 1st team volleyball, WVCA All-State Honorable Mention, team MVP; Jacob Constien, 2nd team football defense; Joe Graumann, Capitol North Conference Player of the Year, 1st team soccer, team honorary captain; Tim Hodel, honorable mention soccer; Robbie Jarnigo, 2nd team, soccer; Nathan Lemke, 1st team soccer; Eli Gartner, honorable mention, soccer.
Third row, L-R: Kaitlyn Gehler, 2nd team volleyball; Blake Thiele, 1st team football defense, 1st team football offense, football honorary team captain; Jared Traver, honorable mention, football defense; Jaden Schmidt, honorable mention, football defense; Nick Chesterman, honorable mention, football offense; Stephen Phelps, 1st team soccer; Elijah Tesch, 1st team cross country.
Back row, L-R: Ellie Westrate, 2nd team volleyball; Lydia Ulrich, 2nd team cross country, honorary team captain; Mitchell Georgi, Capitol North Conference Runner of the Year, 1st team cross country, team MVR; Reynaldo Leon Peralta, 2nd team football defense; Mason DeNoyer, honorable mention, football offense; Austin DeNoyer, 1st team footbal l offense, 2nd team football defense,team MVP; Hollie Doyle, golf honorary team captain.
 Not pictured is Annika Butzow, golf team MVP.

Lakeside Lutheran High School recently held its fall sports awards night when coaches recognized captains and MVPs from six teams as well as all-conference team honorees and athletes of the year. A total of 12 Lakeside Lutheran athletes received first team all-conference spots, 13 achieved second team all-conference, and eight earned honorable mention. In addition, two Warriors received Capitol Conference North Athlete of the Year honors.

Junior runner Mitchell Georgi of Sun Prairie was named Capitol Conference North Runner of the Year in cross country. He also earned a spot on 1st Team All-Conference, and was voted the team’s most valuable runner by his running mates and coaches. Georgi won two invitationals, at Lodi and at Poynette, early in the season. He finished third overall at the sectional meet at Pewaukee to be the first Lakeside runner to compete in the state meet since 2012.

Senior runner Elijah Tesch of Sun Prairie also received first team all-conference honors and was named this year’s honorary team captain. Junior Ben Tweit of Madison and sophomore Charlie Pingel of Sun Prairie earned second team all conference honors.

Freshman cross country runner Jennica Jensen of Juneau was named to the girls 1st All-Conference Team, and was voted the team’s most valuable runner. Senior Lydia Ulrich of Jefferson earned second team all-conference honors was voted honorary captain of this year’s girls team. Senior Rachel Manteufel of Columbus and freshman Kira Tweit of Madison were also honored with spots on second team all-conference.

The Lakeside Lutheran boys soccer team claimed the Capitol Conference North title this fall with a undefeated conference record of 5-0, and took its fourth straight regional championship. Capitol Conference North Player of the Year was awarded to senior forward Joe Graumann of Fort Atkinson, who finished the season with 33 goals and 3 assists. Graumann also earned 1st team All-Conference honors and title of honorary captain from his own team.  Nine other soccer players received conference honors, including senior midfielders Jon Kroeger of Beaver Dam and senior Nate Lemke of Jefferson, and senior defender Stephen Phelps of Stoughton, who also earned 1st team honors along with Graumann. Senior defender Robbie Jarnigo and junior forward Zech Schleef, Watertown, earned 2nd team honors, and senior defender Tim Hodel of Lake Mills, junior midfielder Eli Gartner, junior keeper Josh Higgins and sophomore Griffin Torgerson, all from Watertown, received honorable mention. Higgins was voted team MVP by his teammates.

The Lakeside Lutheran volleyball team also claimed the Capitol Conference North championship this fall with a conference record of 9-1. Five players earned spots on conference teams for their efforts. Senior defensive specialist Kendal Denson of Sun Prairie and sophomore outside hitter Amber Rowoldt of Watertown earned places on 1st team all-conference. Rowoldt also received All-State Honorable Mention from the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association (WVCA) and was voted MVP by her own team. Senior middle hitter Patience Letko, Lake Mills, sophomore defensive specialist and hitter Kaitlyn Gehler of Waterloo, and sophomore setter Ellie Westrate of Sun Prairie claimed spots on 2nd team all-conference. Letko was voted the year’s honorary team captain.

In  football, nine players earned eleven  spots on all-conference teams. Senior wide receiver and defensive back Blake Thiele of Oconomowoc earned first team all-conference for both his offensive and defensive positions. Senior running back and defensive back Austin DeNoyer earned 1st team honors for his offensive and 2nd team for his defensive position. Joining them on 1st team all-conference was senior offensive lineman Conrad Schaalma of Juneau. Earning 2nd team spots were senior middle linebacker Reynaldo Leon Peralta, Madison, and junior defensive end Jake Constien of Sun Prairie. Receiving honorable mention were senior defensive end Jared Traver, Janesville, junior quarterback Nick Chesterman and senior tight end Mason DeNoyer, both of  Sun Prairie, and junior middle linebacker Jaden Schmidt, Watertown. Austin DeNoyer was voted the Lakeside Lutheran 2015 most valuable player, and Thiele received the title of honorary team captain.

Lakeside revived its girls golf team this fall, and awarded senior Hollie Doyle of Watertown the title of honorary team captain. Junior golfer Annika Butzow of Janesville was voted team Most Valuable Golfer.

The Warrior Dance team instituted a new team award this fall during its awards night held later in the week. The Christian Leadership, Growth and Development Award was given to senior Ashley Kohls of Waterloo. For the football season, senior Clarissa Keller of Middleton was named Most Valuable Dancer, and senior Becca Doering of Lake Mills was voted honorary team captain.

School-wide Food Drive on ’til Thanksgiving

​In the spirit of Thanksgiving, LLHS Teens for Christ is sponsoring a school-wide food drive for a local food pantry. Each class is asked for certain food items, although any donations are encouraged. Check posters around school and in the cafeteria to see what food is requested or see poster below. Collection boxes are located in the cafeteria. Bring food anytime between now and the Wednesday before Thanksgiving break.

Bring items to boxes LLHS cafeteria by Wednesday, November 25, 2015.
Bring items to boxes LLHS cafeteria by Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

Lakeside Lutheran honors veterans

Lakeside Lutheran High School hosted a Veterans Day event Friday, November 6, that featured an introduction to and speech from Rep. Cody Horlacher, state representative for Wisconsin’s 33rd Assembly District, which includes the cities of Jefferson and Fort Atkinson, among other areas in southeastern Wisconsin.

Wisconsin 33rd Assembly District Rep. Cody Horlacher addresses attendees at the Lakeside Lutheran Veterans Day observance on Friday Nov. 6.
Wisconsin 33rd Assembly District Rep. Cody Horlacher addresses attendees at the Lakeside Lutheran Veterans Day observance on Friday Nov. 6.

More than 100 veterans from several branches of service spent the morning at Lakeside. The veterans in attendance represented more than half a century of military service, from World War II to the conflicts and wars in Korea, Vietnam , the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan. After a breakfast and social time for veterans and their guests, Principal James Grasby greeted the veterans and introduced Rep. Horlacher, who serves on several legislative committees, including Campaigns and Elections; Constitution and Ethics; Criminal Justice and Public Safety; Education; Interstate Affairs; and the Committee on Judiciary, for which he serves as the Vice Chair. Rep. Horlacher expressed his thanks to the veterans in attendance and to those currently serving, and commemorated the selflessness that is required in service to God and country.

A special Veterans Day chapel service, presided over by Pastor Matt Krenke of St. John Lutheran Church in Jefferson and Pastor Mark Toepel of the Lakeside faculty, included the honored veterans as well the entire student assembly, the Warrior Band, faculty and staff.

A gallery of other photos from the morning can be found at:

Vets sing at chapel 2015
Attendees of the Lakeside Lutheran Veterans Day Observance activities sang the National Anthem as the school band accompanied during the chapel service.

Lakeside Lutheran announces 1st quarter Honor Roll

High Honors (3.75-4.0 GPA)

Grade 9:
Samantha Anderson, Sun Prairie; Olivia Andress, Oconomowoc; Abigail Buxa, Oconomowoc; Will DeNoyer, Sun Prairie; Violet Dumke, Fort Atkinson; Benjamin Grambsch, Columbus; Katherine Guld, Lake Mills; Lukas Heckmann, Middleton; Brevin Jegerlehner, Sun Prairie; Jennica Jensen, Juneau; Kayla Laures, Jefferson; Kyle Leis, Wilton; Grace Loescher, Watertown; Jack Monis, Oconomowoc; Ethan Neumann, Oconomowoc; Chad Nolte, Janesville; Lucas Schneider, Waterloo; Kaitlyn Shadoski, Janesville; Jackson Stake, Stoughton; Anna Swenson, Beaver Dam; Olivia Turke, Oconomowoc; Kira Tweit, Madison; Taylor Wolfram, Fort Atkinson

Grade 10:
Kalies Birkholz, Watertown; Skyler Christianson, Janesville; Zachary Cichanofsky, Watertown; Sophia Collins, Sun Prairie; Kaitlyn Drewicz, Watertown; Jenna Gaal, Oconomowoc; Kaitlyn Gehler, Waterloo; Kayla Grundman, Waterloo; Gabrielle Grunewald, Bettendorf, IA; Emma Guld, Lake Mills; Isaac Heckmann, Middleton; Shannon Jones, Johnson Creek; Kelly Koch, Watertown; Samantha Kohls, Waterloo; Kaitlin Main, Juneau; Hannah Mayer, Fort Atkinson; Ashley McLain, Juneau; Melissa Murack, Sullivan; James Neuberger, Lake Mills; Devon Perkins, Madison; Eric Pillard, Oconomowoc; Katharina Schleef, Watertown; Emelyn Schoeller, Helenville; Morgan Thiele, Poynette; Gerald Weber, Sun Prairie; Matthias Winters, Watertown

Grade 11:
Elliott Butler, Ixonia; Elizabeth Cichanofsky, Watertown; Rekha Drevlow, Lake Mills; Joshua Higgins, Watertown; Brady Jensen, Juneau; Tina Kehl, Waterloo; Lauren Lassanske, Watertown; Caleb Lindert, Watertown; Ian Lindloff, Janesville; Mindy Meske, Jefferson; Noah Miller, Whitewater; Katelyn Richter, Watertown; Benjamin Runke, Sun Prairie; Danielle Schilling, Watertown; Caleb Strutz, Verona; Krystal Taylor, Jefferson; Jessica Wagner, Madison; Kyle Wiessinger, Sun Prairie; Jamee Wohling, Beaver Dam

Grade 12:
Hollie Doyle, Watertown; Hannah Hoffman, Waterloo; Brittni Jegerlehner, Sun Prairie; Clarissa Keller, Madison; Elias Lipasti, Lake Mills; Abigail Monis, Oconomowoc; Corey Paske, Arlington; Aaron Petersen, Lake Mills; Alex Pillard, Oconomowoc; Jessica Schwanke, Milton; Audra Sonntag, Janesville; Elijah Tesch, Sun Prairie; Estrella Tesch, Sun Prairie; David Wilson, Pardeeville

Honors (3.25 – 3.749 GPA)

Grade 9:
Janelle Arndt, Watertown; Caleb Bilitz, Lake Mills; Seth Bolin, Lake Mills; Megan Borth, Watertown; Carter Buchta, Ixonia; William Bushie, Watertown; Margaret Cody, Juneau; Jaclyn Davis, Marshall; Alyssa Fehrman, Juneau; Ryan Ferch, Johnson Creek; Olivia Fregien, Madison; Noelle Gates, Middleton; Sophia Griffin, Lodi; Joshua Groninger, Janesville; Kaleigh Hatcher, Oconomowoc; Gracie Hillier, Sun Prairie; Javin Hollis, Waterloo; Tyler Holzhueter, Waterloo; Paul Johnson, Janesville; Olivia Kassulke, Watertown; Madelynn Klug, Juneau; Spencer Korth, Waterloo; Grace Krieser, Stoughton; Caleb Kuepers, Madison; Cole Lauersdorf, Oconomowoc; Molly Lindloff, Janesville; Luke Marti, Oconomowoc; Emily Meske, Jefferson; Hayden Oestreich, Watertown; Mira Parker, DeForest; Rachel Poyner, DeForest; Caleb Raymond, Sun Prairie; Catherine Richart, Watertown; Dustin Schulz, Beaver Dam; Riley Schulz, Fort Atkinson; Christopher Schwantes, Madison; Jessica Scott, Janesville; Amanda Seelman, Watertown; Luke Stauffacher, Madison; Savannah Steffen, Watertown; Maxwell Thiele, Oconomowoc; Madelaine Triebold, Oconomowoc; Hannah Tucek, Lake Mills; Jacob Ulrich, Lake Mills; Isac Veers, Cross Plains; Peter Zambo, Lake Mills

Grade 10:
Sofia Asmus, Lake Mills; Ashley Blanke, Watertown; Alyssa Condon, Watertown; J Doyle, DeForest; Amber Fortney, Columbus; Ashley Fritz, Middleton; Jordan Gade, Lake Mills; Noah Gartner, Johnson Creek; Timothy Grant, Sun Prairie; Emma Hans, Jefferson; Benjamin Hodel, Lake Mills; Alexander Hoenecke, Waunakee; Samantha Kluever, Marshall; Isaiah Lenz, Oconomowoc; Maria Murray, Middleton; Aaron Natvig, Cottage Grove; Ian Olson, Sun Prairie; Charlie Pingel, Sun Prairie; Tyler Punzel, Watertown; Emily Raymond, Sun Prairie; Amber Rowoldt, Watertown; Mary Schallert, Cambridge; Brett Schwantes, Madison; Katrina Stratman, Beaver Dam; Griffin Torgerson, Watertown; Philip Treptow, Avalon; Elizabeth Valerio, Watertown; Emily Weber, Helenville; Maria Werre, Sun Prairie; Ellie Westrate, Sun Prairie

Grade 11:
Quinn Bilitz, Lake Mills; Kaitlyn Birkholz, Watertown; Brett Burger, Lake Mills; Timothy Ehrhardt, Oconomowoc; Jordan Ewert, Watertown; Matthew Fisher, Madison; Eli Gartner, Watertown; Keyera Giese, Watertown; Derek Gulrud, Marshall; Laura Hafenstein, Lake Mills; Colin Isely, Watertown; Lillian Johnstone, Jefferson; Caitlin Jurczyk, Jefferson; Robert Lang, Lake Mills; Kalandria Madrid, Watertown; Bethany Mahnke, Sun Prairie; Cara McElroy, Madison; Melissa Melcher, Watertown; Malachi Mortensen, Beaver Dam; Kaylee Neupert, Waterloo; Benjamin Odrich, Madison; Justin Rue, Fort Atkinson; Zechariah Schleef, Watertown; Austin Schultz, Edgerton; Isaac Schulz, DeForest; Heidi Skewes, Madison; Hailey Stade, Watertown; Benjamin Tweit, Madison; Pierce Varney, Madison; Samuel Weiss, Oconomowoc; Jade Wood, Madison

Grade 12:
Amelia Asmus, Watertown; Paige Barnhart, Helenville; Chynarose Degner, Watertown; Austin DeNoyer, Lake Mills; Mason DeNoyer, Sun Prairie; Kendal Denson, Sun Prairie; Rebecca Doering, Lake Mills; Leah Fields, Lake Mills; Rachel Fisher, Madison; Justin Gaal, Oconomowoc; Joseph Graumann, Fort Atkinson; Paul Grunewald, Bettendorf, IA; Colton Hatcher, Oconomowoc; Andrew Hochmuth, Cross Plains; Nathanael Hoffman, Madison; Robert Jarnigo, Lake Mills; Ashley Kohls, Waterloo; Emma Krszjzaniek, Madison; Patience Letko, Lake Mills; Ashley Pagel, Helenville; Meghan Pingel, Sun Prairie; Joshua Schoenfeld, Lake Mills; Samantha Schwoch, Watertown; Lisa Seavert, Fort Atkinson; Arielle Stai, Watertown; Nora Stake, Stoughton; Autumn Tracy, Lake Mills; Jared Traver, Janesville; Lydia Ulrich, Lake Mills

Commendables (3.0 – 3.249 GPA)

Grade 9:
Tyler Affeld, Watertown; Carson Brumm, Lake Mills; Michael Cerniglia, Madison; Annabelle Coletti, Elkhorn; Caitlin Condon, Watertown; Tyler Degner, Watertown; Maddison Fenner, Fort Atkinson; Alyssa Fischer, Watertown; Michael Freson, Lake Mills; Alexis Genthe, Lake Mills; Seth Hackbarth, Lake Mills; Cannon Kerr, Watertown; Carter Kexel, Lake Mills; Joshua Lindert, Watertown; Taylor Luetzow, Watertown; Sadie Matthews, Sun Prairie; Charlie Miller, Sun Prairie; Cameron Paske, Arlington; Ryan Preskar, Juneau; Logan Scheiber, Watertown; Alayna Tuescher, Janesville

Grade 10:
Kelsey Birschbach, DeForest; Andrew Burk, Johnson Creek; Jackson Ferch, Johnson Creek; Joseph Grambsch, Columbus; Noah Lorenz, Watertown; Cade Olszewski, Johnson Creek; Rakesh Tadepalli, Sun Prairie; Dylan Thurnbauer, Lake Mills

Grade 11:
Nicholas Bartels, Lake Mills; Nicholas Bemis, Cottage Grove; Annika Butzow, Janesville; Nick Chesterman, Sun Prairie; Jacob Constien, Sun Prairie; Kendall Fields, Lake Mills; Haley Kooiman, Lake Mills; Dayne Kopfer, Columbus; Cameron Kuepers, Madison; Corbin LaFleur, Janesville; Madeline McKenna, Lake Mills; Jaden Schmidt, Watertown; Brooklyn Wagner, Reeseville

Grade 12:
Joy Alcorn, North Prairie; Alicia Bischoff, Juneau; Annah Dobson, Johnson Creek; Josiah Eaker, Watertown; Emma Groninger, Janesville; Timothy Hodel, Lake Mills; Noah Kooiman, Lake Mills; Noah Kreilkamp, Watertown; Nathan Lemke, Jefferson; Rachel Manteufel, Columbus; Dalton Milner, Lake Mills; Graham Soetenga, Madison; Blake Thiele, Oconomowoc; Alyssa Wegner, Madison

Lakeside Lutheran volleyball teams dig deep in pink for the cause

The volleyball program at Lakeside Lutheran High School recently held its sixth annual Dig Pink® event to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and research. Through a night of special activities and an online donation page, the program raised over $3,700 that will be given to the Side-Out Foundation, Inc. for breast cancer research and patient support.

Hundreds of spectators from both Lakeside and Luther Prep showed up to cheer on the Warriors and Phoenix as they battled in pink on the court. The stands were filled with fans wearing pink clothing, and activities including a bake sale, raffles, chuck-a-duck and recognition of participating elementary volleyball teams were conducted before and during the matches.

This year’s event raised $3,723.40 for the cause. “We were thrilled to see the great attendance this year again,” says Sandi Birschbach, one of the organizers of the 2015 event. “We could not have done it without the effort of many behind the scenes and so many supporters the night of Dig Pink.”

Members of the Lakeside Lutheran freshman, JV and varsity volleyball teams stand behind a check representing the over $3,700 raised for breast cancer research during the 6th annual Dig Pink event held at Lakeside Lutheran.

The proceeds from all donations benefit The Side-Out Foundation, a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in the Washington, D.C. area.  Funds are currently devoted to cutting edge targeted therapies and molecular profiling.  Side-Out also devotes a portion of the funds to local and national cancer support organizations. Lakeside Lutheran joined thousands of teams from around the country who participated in the Dig Pink® National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally in the 2015 season.

The term side-out refers to a situation in volleyball when one team wins a point while its opponent is serving, thereby regaining serve or control of play. It is hoped that Side-Out will do the same for breast cancer patients, providing them with the support, education and best available treatments to regain control of their lives.

Lakeside Lutheran celebrates Homecoming week September 21-26

Lakeside Lutheran High School announces its Homecoming activities and events for 2015, beginning with all-school activities on Monday, September 21 and ending with a dance on campus the evening of Saturday, September 26.

The 2015 Homecoming Court includes two representatives from each of the freshman, sophomore and junior classes, and four representatives from the senior class. Members of the court include freshmen representatives freshmen Alyssa Fehrman, Juneau, and Caleb Raymond, Sun Prairie; sophomore representatives Sophie Collins, Sun Prairie and Joseph Grambsch, Columbus; Lake Mills; junior representatives Brooklyn Wagner, Reeseville and Brady Jensen, Juneau; senior representatives Autumn Tracy, Lake Mills and Justin Nagy, Fort Atkinson; Queen Estrella Tesch, Sun Prairie and King Alex Pillard, Oconomowoc.


Lakeside will celebrate homecoming with student activities throughout the week of September 21, both during the school day and after school.  The theme for this year is “Cartoons.” Each class has been assigned to decorate halls, doors and windows and create class floats and videos according to different classic cartoons figures, including “Roadrunner” for the freshmen, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” for sophomores, “Scooby Doo” for juniors and “SpongeBob Squarepants” for seniors. Students will decorate the school throughout the week as well as participate in class competitions. After a 5:00 p.m. parade in downtown Lake Mills on Friday, the varsity football team plays Watertown Luther Prep at 7 p.m. The Warrior Marching Band and the Dance Team perform halftime routines. A semi-formal dance is planned for Saturday evening on the Lakeside campus beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The activity schedule is as follows:

Monday, 9/21: Class/Trash Dress Day; Senior friend day; In-school Musical Chairs; JV football game v. Columbus at 5 PM.

Tuesday, 9/22: Homecoming T-shirt Day; In-school Dodgeball; Cross Country Meet at Korth Park 4 p.m.; Soccer v. Sugar River 4:45/6:45 PM and Volleyball at Lodi 5:15 PM

Wednesday, 9/23: Class Workday to complete decoration of school in the morning with banners, hallway murals, window and door banners; Powder Puff Football, Boys Volleyball, Talent Show.

Thursday, 9/24: Career Dress Day; Class Relays  in-school; soccer at Poynette 4:45 PM, Freshman Football at Columbus 5 PM

Friday, 9/25: Warrior Wear Day and In-school Pep Rally;  Parade 5 PM downtown Lake Mills — Alum Zone event on football field 5:30-7 PM – Varsity Football game v. Watertown Luther Prep 7 PM

Attention: Football Fan theme has changed: It’s a BLACK OUT with GLOW STICKS!

Saturday, 9/26: Semi-formal dance at Lakeside 7:30-10:30 PM.

Lakeside Lutheran ACT exam results among highest in state

ACT Research Services of Iowa City, Iowa, recently released the ACT scores of the members of the Class of 2015 of Lakeside Lutheran High School.

Seventy-three percent of 2015 Lakeside Lutheran graduates wrote the ACT in 2014, matching the state average. Based on a 36-point scale, the composite score of these students was 25.1, above the state composite of 22.2. Wisconsin as a state is the second highest ACT composite score average among states with over 50% of students testing, behind only Minnesota at 22.9.

This composite score keeps Lakeside Lutheran results among the top 5% of nearly 460 public high schools in the state, as reported by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction. The most recent Lakeside Lutheran scores stayed the course and even raised the bar within its five-year average scores. Compared to the previous school year, scores in three core areas – math, reading and science – rose, with Math showing an almost 2-point score increase, from 24.3 to 26.2.

LLHS ACT scores well above average again
LLHS ACT scores well above average again

The ACT organization reports that “it is the rigor of coursework – rather than simply the number of core courses – that has the greatest impact on ACT performance and college readiness.” Fifty-nine percent of Lakeside Lutheran students who wrote the test met all four standards for college readiness as determined by ACT – in English Composition, Algebra, Social Science, and Biology— meeting ACT benchmarks within these areas indicates at least a 50 percent chance of earning a B or higher in first-year college courses and a 75 percent chance of scoring a C or higher. The 2014 Wisconsin average for meeting all four standards is 35%. According to ACT research, students who meet these benchmarks are more likely to succeed in college and earn a degree than those who don’t.

LLHS ACT students ready for college
LLHS ACT students ready for college

Some may feel that a small high school like Lakeside Lutheran that focuses on the basics produces less able students,” says Lakeside principal James Grasby. “That our students do well each year on the ACT is a testament to the quality of Christian education.  We emphasize Christ in all that our students learn and he amply blesses our humble efforts. Our teachers work hard to instruct our students, and our students, in turn, work hard to master what they are taught.  But, we also understand with the Psalmist that ‘unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain’ (127:1). The Lord has truly blessed our students, our teachers, and our school in many different ways.

The ACT is a national college admission and placement examination that is used by more colleges than any other examination. Begun in 1959, more than 1.8 million students wrote the ACT last school year, including over 46,000 students in Wisconsin. This year the ACT became a standard assessment for all 11th-graders in Wisconsin public high schools.

Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills is a ministry operated by a federation of 31 Lutheran congregations who are affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod or the Evangelical Lutheran Synod. The school holds accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), a division of AdvancED. For further information about Lakeside Lutheran, contact Principal James Grasby at (920) 648-2321.

Warrior grade school volleyball camp medalists recognized

Your Lakeside Lutheran recently held its annual Warrior volleyball camp week for girls entering grades 4-9. The camps aimed to improve each camper’s skills through drills, instruction, contests and games. Each session varied in its level of instruction and drills. Players in all sessions were taught the individual fundamentals and team concepts needed to become better players.  On the last day of the week-long camps, several 6th -9th grade players were recognized by the coaches for their outstanding skills and positive attitudes.

6-7th grade 2015 LLHS Warrior volleyball camp medalists

The following girls in grades six and seven were recognized: (back row, L-R) Callie Krause, St Paul Lutheran School, Fort Atkinson (Miss Server); Naomi Hundt, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Beaver Dam (Most Improved); Payton Kuepers, Our Redeemer Lutheran School, Madison (MVP); Lily Schuetz, St Paul Lutheran School, Lake Mills (Warrior Award); Kaylee Raymond, Peace Lutheran School, Sun Prairie (Miss Hitter). Front row, L-R: Kylee Gnabasik, St John Lutheran School, Jefferson (Miss Passer); Holly Fluegge, Eastside Lutheran School, Madison (Most Encouraging); Hannah Uttech, St Mark Lutheran School, Watertown (Miss Hustle); Faith Retzlaff, Zion Lutheran School, Columbus (Most Encouraging). Missing: Hope Heagney, St. Paul, Fort, (Miss Setter).

8-9th grade 2015 LLHS Warrior volleyball camp medalists

The following girls in grades eight and nine received awards: (back row, L-R) Kaitlyn Shadoski, St Matthew Lutheran School, Janesville (Miss Setter); Abby Buxa, St. Matthew Lutheran School,  Oconomowoc (Miss Blocker); Katie Guld, St. Paul Lutheran School, Lake Mills (Miss Hitter); Grace Loescher, Trinity-St. Luke Lutheran School, Watertown (Warrior Award); Lauren Thiele, Holy Cross Lutheran School, Madison (Miss Server) . Front row, L-R: Ryan Ferch, St. Paul Lutheran School, Lake Mills (MVP); Olivia Andress, St. Matthew, Oconomowoc (Best Attitude); Hannah Foley, Immanuel Lutheran Church, New London (Miss Hustle); Elise Meier, St. Mark Lutheran School, Watertown (Miss Passer); Kristin Karas, St. John Lutheran Church, Milton (Most Improved).

Lakeside Lutheran High School also hosted elementary-level summer sports camps for boys and girls basketball, co-ed soccer, co-ed distance running, boys wrestling and boys non-padded football. Call the school at 920-648-2321 for more information, or visit the school website at

Warrior Marching Band celebrates successful 2015 season


The Lakeside Lutheran High School Warrior Band experienced another successful summer, marching in seven local area and two Michigan parades and collecting four awards.

The season culminated with a 4-day trip July 8-11 to Traverse City, Michigan, home of the annual National Cherry Festival. While there, the band marched in a Thursday evening Junior Royale Parade, in which it took second place overall. Saturday morning saw the band in the Cherry Royale Parade, in which the Warrior Band took first place in its class. Band members enjoyed the rest of their tour in activities that included amusement parks, horseback riding, river tubing and crossing Lake Michigan on the U.S.S. Badger ferry.

The summer season also included parades in Brillion, Appleton, Lake Mills, Sun Prairie, Oregon, and the Fourth of July parades in Watertown & Columbus. The Warriors took first place awards in the Sun Prairie Flags of Freedom Parade on June 27 and in Watertown on July 4.

Classified as a marching, or parade, band (as opposed to “show” bands that emphasize field displays), the Warrior Band incorporates complex choreography performed on the street during parades. This year’s parade song was “Distorted” from Cirque de Soleil: La Nouba, arranged by Jay Dawson.

In addition to its annual participation in the Jefferson Gemutlichkeit parade in September, the band is already preparing for a major trip next summer to participate in the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada. The trip is scheduled for July 2-16, 2016 and features, among others, three parades in the Mt. Rushmore area on July 4 as well as the Stampede Parade on July 8, where more than 250,000 people lined the 2.5-mile route in downtown Calgary for the 2015 event.

2015 Warrior Band on parade in Michigan summer 2015
The Lakeside Lutheran Warrior Band marched in seven local area parades and two Michigan parades in its summer 2015 season, and collected four awards for its efforts. Other free hi-res photos are available at