Quarter 2, 2019-20 LLHS Honor Roll

ribbon award honor rollLakeside Lutheran High School is pleased to announce its academic honor for the second quarter of the 2019-20 school year:

High Honors Honor Roll (3.75-4.0 GPA)

Grade 9

Olivia Bartels, Lake Mills; Chloe Berg, DeForest; Molly Betschler, Watertown; Benjamin Buxa, Oconomowoc; Grace Cody, Juneau; Jack DePrey, Sun Prairie; Marissa Duddeck, Whitewater; Evan Ehlenbach, DeForest; James Faupl, Watertown; Jordan Genz, Watertown; Laura Giroux, Horicon; Tyler Griffin, Lodi; Elijah Grow, Cottage Grove; Ethan Gulczynski, Sun Prairie; Juan Gulrud, Marshall; Liliana Haar, Lake Mills; Ava Heckmann, Middleton; Rose Hissom, DeForest; Rebekah Hodkiewicz, DeForest; Emma Horn, Watertown; Grace Korth, DeForest; Claire Langille, Lake Mills; Nora Larson, Columbus; Trey Lauber, Lake Mills; Kendall Lemke, Helenville; Anders Liermann, Madison; Nina Litherland, Columbus; Kayley McLain, Juneau; Abigail Minning, Watertown; Jonah Ozminkowski, Johnson Creek; Grace Plitzuweit, Oconomowoc; Natalie Raymond, Sun Prairie; Marin Riesen, Watertown; Ethan Schuetz, Lake Mills; Emma Schultz, Lake Mills; Jenna Shadoski, Janesville; Celia Straubhaar, Waterloo; David Taylor Evert, Beaver Dam; Litzy Toledo, Watertown; Madelyn Vanderhoof, Watertown; Charlie Vogen, Oconomowoc; Hadley Wendorff, Watertown; Isaac Winters, Watertown; Averi Wolfram, Sun Prairie; Japheth Yahnke, Watertown; Carlee Zimmermann, Jefferson

Grade 10

Kaylea Affeld, Watertown; Lydia Bilitz, Madison; Joshua Bittorf, Waterloo; Brynn Boche, Watertown; Ella DeNoyer, Sun Prairie; Keely Draheim, Madison; Sarah Fisher, Madison; Aaron Fritz, Middleton; Mya Hemling, Beaver Dam; Samuel Knapp, Ixonia; Caleb Koester, Fort Atkinson; Kathryn Kurtz, Madison; Matthea Lenz, Oconomowoc; Lauren Lostetter, Lake Mills; Kyle Main, Juneau; Audrey Meier, Watertown; Grace Meinel, Verona; Morgan Mlsna, Lake Mills; Riley Parsons, Watertown; Greta Pingel, Sun Prairie; William Popp, Fitchburg; Alyssa Reinke, Watertown; Brock Schneider, Jefferson; Lily Schuetz, Lake Mills; Austin Schwab, Fort Atkinson; Sofia Shramek, Watertown; Hannah Uttech, Watertown; Douglas Weittenhiller III, DeForest; Logan Wensel, Johnson Creek

Grade 11

Ella Butzine, Sun Prairie; Lydia Buxa, Oconomowoc; Jada Gresens, Sun Prairie; Maya Heckmann, Middleton; Caitlin Heinrich, Madison; Joshua Hodkiewicz, DeForest; Elizabeth Isham, Watertown; William Jorgensen, McFarland; Payton Kuepers, Madison; Brendan McKenna, Lake Mills; Hailey Miller, Sun Prairie; Julia Neuberger, Lake Mills; Kaylee Raymond, Sun Prairie; Carter Roekle, Middleton; Stephanie Schafer, Lake Mills; Evelyn Schauer, Watertown; Riley Schmidt, Janesville; Grace Seim, Beaver Dam; Devin Splinter, Ixonia; Claudia Stuebs, Lake Mills; Jada Teteak, Middleton; Joy Thompson-Wurz, Lake Mills; Kendra Wilson, Cottage Grove; Laura Zank, Juneau

Grade 12

Emma Berg, DeForest; Annika Bilitz, Cottage Grove; Anna Bilitz, Madison; Ryann Burger, Lake Mills; Alicia Childs, Columbus; Isabella Collins, Lake Mills; Samantha Detert, Watertown; Kyle Doering, Lake Mills; Jadyn Duddeck, Whitewater; Daniel Faupl, Watertown; Gilbert Haw, Marshall; Janae Jensen, Juneau; Kendra Kasper, Helenville; Elijah Knapp, Ixonia; Michael Martin, Watertown; Rachel Mayer, Fort Atkinson; Brynn McDermott, Poynette; Wesley McLain, Juneau; Elise Meier, Watertown; Alessandra Murray, Sun Prairie; Logan Pampel, Johnson Creek; Madelyn Plitzuweit, Oconomowoc; Megan Reinke, Watertown; Alexander Ryan, Lake Mills; Owen Schoenherr, Cottage Grove; Cole Schuster, Juneau; Espen Storlie, Lake Mills; Nathaniel Stout, Janesville; Molly Sturgill, Waterloo; Lauren Thiele, Poynette; Kirsten Thundercloud, Jefferson; Ashley Valerio, Delafield; Grace Westrate, Lake Mills

Honors (3.25 – 3.749 GPA)

Grade 9

Shayla Asmus, Lake Mills; Levi Birkholz, Watertown; Leland Christian, Oconomowoc; Annaliese Christian-Cotter, Watertown; Bridget Cichanofsky, Reeseville; Grace Cook, Hartland; James DeNoyer, Fort Atkinson; Julianne Dollard, Deerfield; Nevaeh Dorn, DeForest; Caleb Garcia, Fort Atkinson; Camryn Gilmore, Jefferson; Tyler Gresens, Sun Prairie; Manuel Iglesias, Watertown; Cheyenne Johnson, Jefferson; Caden Knorr, Lake Mills; Owen Kraft, Sun Prairie; Dane McIlvain, Edgerton; William Miller, Sun Prairie; Natalie Punzel, Watertown; Reyna Rupnow, Ixonia; Cooper Tetzlaff, Pardeeville; Cyrus Wilke, Waterloo

Grade 10

Jonathan Abel, Fort Atkinson; Caleb Andrews, DeForest; Isaiah Asmus, Watertown; Caelan Baney, Columbus; Brandon Decker-Gonzales, Waterloo; Mason Eckhardt, Watertown; Emma Etheridge, Madison; Gabriel Helwig, Lake Mills; Logan Hilbelink, Lake Mills; Lola Hilbelink, Lake Mills; Naomi Hundt, Beaver Dam; Benjamin Kasper, Helenvile; Nathaniel Krenke, Jefferson; Claire Liddicoat, Watertown; Aaron Lindert, Watertown; Calvin Murray, Sun Prairie; Carly Paske, Arlington; Annie Povich, Middleton; Jameson Schmidt, Ixonia; Sadie Schneider, Waterloo; Nora Statz, Helenville; Spencer Sturgill, Waterloo; Ianna Wolfram, Sun Prairie

Grade 11

Isaiah Andress, Oconomowoc; Isabella Cook, Hartland; Kylee Gnabasik, Jefferson; Ashley Grundman, Waterloo; Julia Hallman, Watertown; Graham Hatcher, Oconomowoc; Emmilee Hillier, Sun Prairie; Rachel Huebner, Madison; AnaCristina Iglesias, Watertown; Jordyn Jaeger, Lake Mills; Anna Kreutz, Madison; Sydney Langille, Lake Mills; Emily Meiller, Madison; Haylee Meske, Jefferson; Isaiah Minning, Watertown; Mia Murray, Middleton; Benjamin Neumann, Oconomowoc; Olivia Odrich, Verona; Ian Olszewski, Johnson Creek; Lillian Runke, Sun Prairie; Caroline Schulz, DeForest; Darren Schuster, Juneau; Connor Slattery, Lake Mills; Morgan Slonaker, Sun Prairie; Evelyn Terry, Ixonia; Sarah Ulsberger, Fort Atkinson; Tersony Vater, Watertown; Seth Veers, Cross Plains; Elijah Wohling, Beaver Dam

Grade 12

Madeline Abel, Fort Atkinson; Jocelyn Asmus, Lake Mills; Kaitlyn Buss, Watertown; Oliver Butler, Ixonia; Matthew Davis, Lake Mills; Connor Dobson, Johnson Creek; Adam Frohmader, Fort Atkinson; Trevor Geerdts, Lake Mills; Emily Godwin, Madison; Calvin Grant, Sun Prairie; August Gresens, Sun Prairie; Cody Gumz, Marshall; Matthew Gunst, Hartford; Jeremy Hathaway, Watertown; Karli Johnson, Jefferson; Tyler Johnson, Watertown; Kristin Karas, Milton; Hannah Koenig, Cambridge; Abel Krauklis, Lake Mills; Lydia Krenke, Jefferson; Taylor Laures, Jefferson; Serena Leis, Wilton; Seth Lozano, Waterloo; Katelyn McGurk, Lake Mills; Micah Missall, Rio; Kobe Paske, Arlington; Bronte Perkins, Madison; Maria Saavedra, Watertown; Carter Schneider, Jefferson; Collin Schulz, Fort Atkinson; Katie Stuebs, Lake Mills; Dinesh Tadepalli, Sun Prairie; Isaiah Terry, Ixonia; Keira Thurnbauer, Lake Mills; Nathan Wagner, Roscoe; Amber Wardall, Waterloo; Christopher Yunck, Lake Mills

Commendables (3.0 – 3.249 GPA)

Grade 9

Kaitlynn Ganey, Lake Mills; Chelsea Gumz, Marshall; Elizabeth Gunst, Hartford; Jonah Heyerholm, Cottage Grove; Jakub Junker, Watertown; Benjamin Klug, Oconomowoc; Brandon Kreutz, Madison; Logan Preskar, Juneau; Emmett Schafer, Oconomowoc; Makenzie Sievert, Watertown; Hunter Sommer, Columbus; Chloe Sveom, Fort Atkinson; Ryan Vice, Watertown; Joshua Waack, Watertown; Nathan Yaroch, Fall River

Grade 10

Lilianna Flint, Madison; Carter Huber, Columbus; Jeffrey Kalma, Hartland; Micah Koschnitzke, Waterloo; Ethan Lozano, Waterloo; Tyler Marty, Fort Atkinson; Jackson Milbrath, Watertown; Nicholas Peterson, Sun Prairie; Faith Retzlaff, Columbus; Emily Schafer, Lake Mills; Ethan Schulz, Beaver Dam; Nick Thomas, Watertown; Jayden Thundercloud, Jefferson; Sierra Vogel, Janesville; Katelyn Wagner, Reeseville; Kendra Blake, Watertown

Grade 11

Elizabeth Brudos, Janesville; Nathan Chesterman, Sun Prairie; Micah Cody, Juneau; Noah Fields, Sun Prairie; Megan Grambsch, Columbus; Connor Griffin, Lodi; Bryan Guzman, Sun Prairie; Kristel Hafenstein, Beaver Dam; Austin Haley, Waterloo; Nathaniel Heins, Ixonia; Samuel Ibeling, Cambridge; Joel Kluz, Juneau; Olivia Krieser, Stoughton; Remy Matthews, Sun Prairie; Madison McGurk, Lake Mills; Hannah Meyer, Jefferson; Ryan Punzel, Watertown; Alyssa Ratzow, Watertown; Anika Stone, Fitchburg; Jennifer Taylor Evert, Beaver Dam; Jeremiah Tratar, Watertown; Olyvia Uecker, Watertown; Gabriel Uttech, Fall River; Nicholas Yaroch, Fall River

Grade 12

Karleena Battist, Waterloo; Ashley Behnke, Watertown; Haakon Ellestad, Sun Prairie; Arthur Evangelist, Lake Mills; Jacob Freson, Lake Mills; Jacob Horta, Helenville; Daisy Penaloza, Watertown; Breanna Preskar, Juneau; Emma Statz, Helenville; Grace Thomas, Watertown

Annual “Top 10” LL stories of 2019

While the family of Lakeside Lutheran High School look forward to the blessings a new year brings, there’s value—and fun!—in reviewing the past year. The LLHS good news team took its annual look at the 57 news stories and 595 other Facebook posts shared in calendar year 2019 and narrowed them to 10 newsbits that garnered the most attention or celebrated God’s blessing on our school, students, and LLHS community. Enjoy the year in review . . . from the end of 2019 back to the beginning. 

November: LLHS significantly exceeds expectations in DPI study

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Your LLHS ranks 29 out of 428 private schools who participate in the choice program, according to the State Department of Public Instruction report cards for private schools. They assess schools based on student achievement, improvements in achievement, and potential post high school success. For the 2018-19 school year, Lakeside Lutheran High School received an overall score of 84.8, which is a 5-star rating of “significantly exceeds expectations.” 

 

November: First-ever cornhole tournament benefits teens’ mental health support

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Student members of the Lakeside Lutheran National Honor Society hosted a cornhole tournament on campus to raise awareness and funds for teen mental health. In partnership with social service agency Christian Family Solutions (CFS), Lakeside hosted “Tosses for Teens” on Nov. 17 that had a two-fold purpose—to raise funds (over $3,500!) and to bring awareness of the growing need for mental health support for teens. 

 

October: Girls golf regional champs

2019 regional champs-croppedYour Lady Warriors are Regional Champions and junior Maya Heckmann had top score with an 84.

After only 5 seasons with the rejuvenated girls golf program, this is an awesome accomplishment. 

August: Holy Trinity, Okauchee, joins Federation

Holy Trinity church 2019At the start of the 2019-2020 school year, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church & School in Okauchee joined our Federation. This brings the total to 32 churches and 21 schools that join together to support Lakeside and Christian secondary education! 

 

July: Warrior Band is tops! 

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On the summer band trip, the Warrior Band scored the highest among all bands—scoring 93/100 points, and took first place in its class at the Cherry Royale Parade, Traverse City, Mich.

 

July: Full-time Executive Director begins work

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Kirk DeNoyer accepted the call to serve as Lakeside’s first full-time executive director. While the principal is responsible for the educational side of Lakeside, the Executive Director will be responsible for the business side of Lakeside—all the programs and services that support the educational side. 

 

June: Baseball regional champs

regional champs.jpgOur baseball team celebrates their regional championship and receives eight all-conference selections—what a thriller of a rollercoaster ride this year! 

 

March: Corlett’s crown of life 

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The LL drama department was blessed with Mrs. Corlett’s sewing and costuming skills for many years, and so memorialized her end-of-life testimony of faith for its annual t-shirt in 2019.

Mrs. Sandy Corlett, who taught at Lakeside for almost 20 years, was called home to heaven on March 30. Although from an earthly perspective this temporary goodbye is sad news, from God’s perspective “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants” (Psalm 116:15). Lakeside was a second home to Sandi and her love for others is missed dearly. 

 

 

 

 

 

March: A Cappella Choir heads to California

ACap Cali 19 bulletin-cover.jpgDuring spring break, A Cappella Choir flew to California to sing at four churches and two schools. One concert-goer told them he had tears in his eyes during the first song. “I’ve never heard anything like that and I realize it’s a taste of what heaven will be like.” While there, they explored California, seeing mountains, the ocean, visiting Disneyland, and San Francisco. 

 

February: Twice is Nice Resale Store hits another milestone

Twice is Nice presentationIn February, Good Stewards, Inc., the managing organization of Twice Is Nice Retail store in Jefferson announced a significant milestone: $5 million in support given to Lakeside Lutheran High School. Monies donated from Twice is Nice to the high school are used in several areas of the school, including general operating costs, student assistance, building fund and school “wishlist” items.

Students recognized by MTU’s Society of Women Engineers

 

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Lakeside Lutheran High school juniors Evelyn Schauer (left), Watertown, and Mia Murray, Middleton, were each awarded a Certificate of Merit from Michigan Technological University’s section of the Society of Women Engineers. The Certificate of Merit Program recognizes young women in their sophomore or junior year of high school based on academic excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics courses. In past years MTU has recognized 400 remarkable young women across Michigan and Wisconsin with the goal of spurring these students to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, as well as expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in diversity, improving the quality of life, and demonstrating the value of life-long learning.

Using nationally established Project Lead the Way© (PLTW) engineering curriculum, Lakeside Lutheran High School offers a STEM Academy—a special program for students interested in taking engineering or biomedical sciences in their post-secondary education. LLHS is also one of the first in the state of Wisconsin to offer a SWE chapter at the high school level.  For more information, contact STEM Academy Director Andrew Willems at (920) 648-2321.

DPI: Lakeside “significantly exceeds expectations”

dpi_report.pngThe State Department of Public Instruction (DPI) creates report cards for private schools based on students participating in the choice program. They assess schools based on student achievement, improvements in achievement, and potential post high school success.

For the 2018-19 school year, Lakeside Lutheran High School received an overall score of 84.8, which is a 5-star rating of “significantly exceeds expectations.”

This ranks your LLHS ranks 29th out of 428 private schools!

We are thankful for the teachers, administrators, staff, students and Lakeside families who make this school a very special place.

To see all of the rankings, read this article from Patch. 

All of the DPI data is available at their website. Select the “Private Schools” tab, then use the drop down menu to choose Lakeside.

Journalism class visits Wisconsin State Journal HQ

Journalism Field trip

Thanks to juniors Joy Thompson-Wurz and Ashley Grundman for sharing this article, which highlights the journalism field trip to the Wisconsin State Journal and why such trips are important.

On Tuesday, November 12th, the journalism class visited the Wisconsin State Journal headquarters. There they had the opportunity to tour the newspaper’s multiple departments to see the many steps of how a newspaper is brought to life. From writing articles to plate production, putting pages together to distribution, far more people than most would expect play a role in this daily production, which was something the journalism class was able to witness first hand.

Not only did the Journalism class get to see how a newspaper company functions, but they got to experience what the career of a journalist would be like. Touring a workplace or career environment is a great opportunity to help in the decision-making process of choosing a career path. A growing idea is that students should not only tour colleges but work fields as well, especially those who have not decided what career they want to pursue. Witnessing how a workplace is run gives students an idea of how that certain career would affect their lifestyle. They may even find new talents and interests they didn’t even know they had. Several of the journalism students said that after seeing what a journalism career is like, they could potentially see themselves in that field even though they had never previously thought about it. 

According to journals.psu.edu, 20-50% of students go to college undecided. Experiencing and immersing in different work fields has the potential to lower that percentage significantly. Almost every workplace has a job for all different talents and abilities. The only obstacle is finding a way to dig deep and explore them. 

ACT results well above average

ACT Research Services of Iowa City, Iowa, recently released the ACT results for Lakeside Lutheran High School Class of 2019. 

Of the 110 members of the 2019 class, 87, or 79%, wrote the exam. Based on a 36-point scale, the composite score of these students was 24.1, which is above the state score of 20.3. This composite score keeps Lakeside Lutheran among the top 2% of over 460 high schools in the state, as reported by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction. Once again, Lakeside’s mathematics scores led the four tested areas with a composite score of 25.6.

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According to ACT Inc., the test is not an aptitude or IQ test, but directly related to what students have learned in high school courses. They use the results to predict college readiness in four areas: English, Math, Reading, and Science. “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,” the non-profit organization states. For the class of 2019, 47 percent met that benchmark in all four areas, where the state percentage was 24.

“In addition to having higher average ACT scores than many local schools, the College Board stated that our composite percentage of students who are ‘college ready’ in four core subjects is almost double the state’s composite,” says Principal James Grasby. “This means a majority of Lakeside graduates are very likely to earn a “B” or above in college-level English Composition, Algebra, Social Science and Biology courses. This is a great testimony to God’s blessing on our students’ work.”

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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 almost 67,000 students in Wisconsin. The ACT is 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 32 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 more information, contact Principal James Grasby at (920) 648-2321.

Student teacher spotlight: Kasandra Wagner

student-teacher-wagner.jpgKasandra Wagner is student teaching in Jodie Schommer’s classroom this semester. Wagner spends most of her time in different places around the Midwest. She grew up near Aurora, Ill., and attended Luther Prep for high school. Three years ago her dad took a call to Sioux Falls, S.D. She spends her school year in New Ulm and her summers working at Camp Phillip, Wis.  

“My major is technically Communication, Arts, and Literature Secondary Education, but most people just call it an English Major,” she explains. 

Her dad is a teacher, so she always considered becoming one. In addition, “I had some really great teachers in high school that helped me learn more about life along with school work. They inspired me to want to do the same thing in my own classroom one day,” she says.

Because Wagner isn’t that much older than the students she’s teaching, she says “it’s intimidating to gain the respect necessary to manage a classroom when I’m often mistaken for one of their peers in the hall.” But she quickly overcame that. “Coming in the middle of the semester is tough since everyone already has their routines,” she says. “The faculty as well as the students didn’t make me feel like some strange college student wandering around, but quickly welcomed me like I was part of the Lakeside family.”

In addition to classroom techniques she appreciates that “Mrs. Schommer has taught that each students’ needs as an individual person are more important than just getting through the content of the class.”