Lakeside Lutheran to host blood drive

Corp_H_4c_Pos_POV.epsLakeside Lutheran High School will host a community blood drive in partnership with BloodCenter of Wisconsin on March 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drive will be held in the west gymnasium of the school at 231 Woodland Beach Road in Lake Mills.

According to BloodCenter of Wisconsin, about one in five people entering a hospital needs blood, so donors are always in constant demand. Patients with cancer, victims of accidents, and those undergoing surgery are just some of the recipients who benefit from blood donations. By donating just one pint of blood, you have the potential to save up to three lives.

The goal is to see more than 100 donors. Anyone who is at least 17 years old, weighs a minimum of 110 lbs. and is in generally good health can donate blood. The entire process takes about an hour and all blood types are needed. Donors should bring a photo ID.

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is the sole supplier of blood and blood products to 55 hospitals in 28 Wisconsin counties, including local hospitals in Jefferson, Dane, Dodge and Waukesha counties. It is committed to saving patients’ lives by providing blood products, medical expertise and scientific discovery.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, contact the Lakeside Lutheran office at 920-648-2321 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Walk-ins are also welcome at this drive.

Warrior FFA Celebrates National Week

Joining over 600,000 FFA members from across the nation, Lakeside Lutheran Chapter members will lead the school in a celebration of National FFA Week February 19-25.
To kick off the week, Lakeside Lutheran FFA Alumni invites all interested parents and supporters of career education to meet in the Lakeside Lutheran Tech Ed room on Sunday, February 19, from 1-4 p.m. to hear about activities from throughout the year. Pizza will be supplied.
Official FFA Week activities begin Monday when Lakeside FFA members gear up for the celebration by working with almost 200 kindergartners who visit the campus on the annual KinderFest day. FFA students teach the children about unique foods grown and made in Wisconsin, as well as facilitate interaction with a variety of small and large animals.
On Tuesday, the winner of the second annual coloring contest will receive a $20 gas card. A thank you breakfast is also served to faculty and staff, and the monthly meeting is held that night. On Wednesday, FFA members wear official dress and chapter t-shirts, and distribute a Hershey kiss with a fact card that highlights reasons to join FFA and dispels common myths that members have to live on a farm or are required to show a project at the fair.
Throughout the week, “Ag Trivia” will be played during two of the lunch periods, and a race to eat ice cream cups and drink a pint of milk will fill the remainder of the week. Students may also participate in the before-school “Ag Olympics,” which includes nail-hammering, bale throwing and lassoing, and frozen chicken bowling. Winners receive candy bars.
 
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The Lakeside Lutheran Chapter will celebrate National FFA week with a variety of fun activities such as a bale tossing competition, February 19-25.
 
The Lakeside Lutheran FFA chapter, chartered in 2015, has grown to 46 members who attend leadership conferences, organize service projects, and develop projects related to animals, plants and natural resources in and outside of the classroom. Members can compete in career development or judging events in areas such as veterinary science, dairy products, floriculture and livestock.
FFA speaking contest winners 2017
Competing at the District FFA speaking contest in Palmyra-Eagle High School on February 13 were (L-R), Matt Gunst, 2nd in FFA Creed recitation, Caitlin Condon (part of parly pro team, see below), Emily Weber, 2nd in Extemporaneous Speech, and Nick Voigt, who along with Condon, Mindy Meske, Emily Meske and Madeline Mielke (not pictured) were the 1st place parliamentary procedure team.  The top two finishers in each category compete in East Troy on March 15 at the Section 10 speaking contest.
Designated in 1947 during the week of George Washington’s birthday for his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer, National FFA Week aims to share the advantages of FFA membership and show appreciation for the diversity of careers relating to agriculture as it feeds, clothes and fuels the world’s population. FFA is the world’s largest youth organization, creating leaders who explore careers through ag and technical education. From its start in 1928 in Kansas City, MO, with 33 young men, National FFA now offers a variety of awards, including over $2.1 million in scholarships annually.

Principal’s Pen: Year-Round Light

Sight may well be the most important sense because so much hinges on it.

Scripture mentions sight, vision, and other related words over 850 times. Nearly everyone understands these concepts. They are also keywords in Epiphany.

Isaiah 9:2Epiphany—the season of light—marks the revelation of God’s light in his only Son, Jesus. In short, Christ is the light of the sin-darkened world. He is its hope and only Savior.

The festival of Epiphany—the 12th day of Christmas—is the “Gentile Christmas.” The Church has long celebrated the coming of the Gentile wise men to worship the Christ child on that day and all throughout the season.

Epiphany and Advent are like matching bookends. Not only do these seasons sandwich Christmas, but one complements the other. Advent passages like “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned” (Isaiah 9:2) take on a deeper meaning when considered from an Epiphany viewpoint. Sinners live in spiritual darkness and blindness. Christ is their only hope. Isaiah’s inspired words and other passages like it point to the salvation that comes by faith in Jesus for all sinners. Christ alone dissipates the spiritual blindness that leads to despair and damnation. His light—much like that of the rising sun which disperses physical darkness—allows believers to see their God and Savior.

Christ is the light of the world during Epiphany and always.

In [Christ] was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:4-5).

Mr. Jim Grasby is Principal at Lakeside Lutheran.
Reach him at 920.648.2321 x2204 or jgrasby@llhs.org

Warrior Forensics wins 7th straight Capitol Conference title

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The Lakeside Lutheran Forensics team, coached by Mr. Steve Lauber, recently won its seventh consecutive Capitol Conference championship at the meet held at Belleville February 6.

After earning the highest score among 340 teams at last spring’s Wisconsin High School Forensics Association (WHSFA) state meet, the Lakeside Lutheran Forensics team has entered its 2017 competition season.

On February 6, Lakeside traveled to the Capitol Conference tournament at Belleville High School, where high school students compete against each other in 16 different speaking categories. Out of the 11 conference schools that competed, Lakeside Lutheran, coached by Mr. Steve Lauber, finished the night with a total of 308 points, earning the Conference Championship ahead of second and third place teams Lake Mills (206) and Belleville (176). This win marks the seventh straight Conference championship for Lakeside Lutheran.

Leading the way in their individual categories were the following Lakeside Lutheran students:

  • Caleb Strutz, 2nd in Extemporaneous
  • Emily Weber, 2nd in Farrago
  • Maddie McKenna, 1st in Farrago
  • Lillie Johnstone, 1st in 4-minute speaking
  • Malachi Mortensen, 2nd in Moments in History
  • Devon Perkins, 1st in Moments in History
  • Kaitlyn Gehler and Derek Gulrud, 3rd in Playacting
  • Caleb Raymond and Max Thiele, 2nd in Playacting
  • Matt Gunst, 3rd in Prose
  • Bronte Perkins, 2nd in Prose
  • Emma Hans, 1st in Prose
  • Charlie Pingel, 2nd in Radio Speaking
  • Cannon Kerr, 1st in Radio Speaking
  • Kyle Burger, 1st in Solo Acting humorous
  • Ashley McLain, 1st in Special Occasion
  • Maria Werre, 2nd in Storytelling

The full team of 25 will now begin their state competition at sub-districts which are being held at Milton High School on Monday, February 27 in hopes to advance on to the district meet and from there advancing on to the Forensics State Tournament to be held at The University of Wisconsin in Madison on April 21.

LLHS Quarter 2, 2016-17 Honor Roll

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Lakeside Lutheran High School is pleased to announce its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year:

High Honors Honor Roll (3.75-4.0 GPA)

Grade 9
Madeline Abel, Fort Atkinson; Anna Bilitz, Madison; Ryann Burger, Lake Mills; Oliver Butler, Ixonia; Isabella Collins, Lake Mills; Samantha Detert, Watertown; Kyle Doering, Lake Mills; Jadyn Duddeck, Whitewater; Daniel Faupl, Watertown; Emily Godwin, Madison; Cody Gumz, Marshall; Gilbert Haw, Marshall; Janae Jensen, Juneau; Kristin Karas, Milton; Kendra Kasper, Jefferson; Karissa Kilian, Lake Mills; Hannah Koenig, Cambridge; Rachel Mayer, Fort Atkinson; Katelyn McGurk, Lake Mills; Elise Meier, Watertown; Alessandra Murray, Sun Prairie; Logan Pampel, Johnson Creek; Madelyn Plitzuweit, Oconomowoc; Breanna Preskar, Juneau; Megan Reinke, Watertown; Alex Ryan, Lake Mills; Owen Schoenherr, Cottage Grove; Espen Storlie, Jefferson; Katie Stuebs, Lake Mills; Lauren Thiele, Poynette; Kirsten Thundercloud, Jefferson; Amber Wardall, Waterloo; Grace Westrate, Sun Prairie

Grade 10
Samantha Anderson, Sun Prairie; Olivia Andress, Oconomowoc; Abigail Buxa, Oconomowoc; Margaret Cody, Juneau; Caitlin Condon, Watertown; Will DeNoyer, Sun Prairie; Violet Dumke, Verona; Alyssa Fehrman, Juneau; Olivia Fregien, Madison; Noelle Gates, Middleton; Alexis Genthe, Lake Mills; Benjamin Grambsch, Columbus; Katherine Guld, Lake Mills; Lukas Heckmann, Middleton; Gracie Hillier, Sun Prairie; Brevin Jegerlehner, Sun Prairie; Jennica Jensen, Juneau; Grace Krieser, Stoughton; Rebecca Lang, Lake Mills; Kayla Laures, Jefferson; Kyle Leis, Wilton; Grace Loescher, Watertown; Jack Monis, Oconomowoc; Ethan Neumann, Oconomowoc; Chad Nolte, Janesville; Timothy Nommensen, Deerfield; Mira Parker, Deforest; Lucas Schneider, Waterloo; Jessica Scott, Janesville; Amanda Seelman, Watertown; Kaitlyn Shadoski, Janesville; Jackson Stake, Stoughton; Luke Stauffacher, Madison; Anna Swenson, Beaver Dam; Maxwell Thiele, Oconomowoc; Madelaine Triebold, Oconomowoc; Olivia Turke, Oconomowoc; Kira Tweit, Madison; Taylor Wolfram, Fort Atkinson; Peter Zambo, Lake Mills

Grade 11
Kalies Birkholz, Watertown; Skyler Christianson, Janesville; Zachary Cichanofsky, Watertown; Sophia Collins, Lake Mills; Ashley Fritz, Middleton; Jenna Gaal, Oconomowoc; Timothy Grant, Sun Prairie; Gabrielle Grunewald, Bettendorf; Emma Guld, Lake Mills; Kelly Koch, Watertown; Ashley McLain, Juneau; Melissa Murack, Sullivan; James Neuberger, Lake Mills; Katharina Schleef, Watertown; Sarah Taylor-Evert, Beaver Dam; Morgan Thiele, Poynette; Gerald Weber, Sun Prairie; Matthias Winters, Watertown

Grade 12
Elliott Butler, Ixonia; Elizabeth Cichanofsky, Watertown; Joshua Higgins, Watertown; Tina Kehl, Waterloo; Ian Lindloff, Lake Mills; Mindy Meske, Jefferson; Noah Miller, Whitewater; Katelyn Richter, Watertown; Justin Rue, Fort Atkinson; Benjamin Runke, Sun Prairie; Danielle Schilling, Watertown; Hailey Stade, Watertown; Caleb Strutz, Verona; Krystal Taylor, Jefferson; Jessica Wagner, Madison; Kyle Wiessinger, Deforest; Jamee Wohling, Beaver Dam

Honors (3.25 – 3.749 GPA)

Grade 9
Jocelyn Asmus, Lake Mills; Karleena Battist, Waterloo; Maximus Bennett, Fort Atkinson; Emma Berg, Madison; Kaitlin Burk, Johnson Creek; Kaitlyn Buss, Watertown; Matthew Davis, Lake Mills; Abbie DiGiovanni, Fort Atkinson; Connor Dobson, Johnson Creek; Elli Duddeck, Ixonia; Haakon Ellestad, Sun Prairie; Adam Frohmader, Fort Atkinson; Trevor Geerdts, Windsor; Calvin Grant, Sun Prairie; August Gresens, Sun Prairie; Matthew Gunst, Hartford; Declan Healy, Watertown; Elijah Knapp, Ixonia; Lydia Krenke, Jefferson; Taylor Laures, Jefferson; Serena Leis, Wilton; Michael Martin, Watertown; Brynn McDermott, Poynette; Wesley McLain, Juneau; Micah Missall, Rio; Bronte Perkins, Madison; Carter Schneider, Jefferson; Cole Schuster, Juneau; Emma Statz, Helenville; Nathan Stout, Janesville; Molly Sturgill, Waterloo; Dinesh Tadepalli, Sun Prairie; Grace Thomas, Watertown; Ashley Valerio, Watertown; Noah Vanderhoof, Beaver Dam; Sierra Woods, Fort Atkinson; Christopher Yunck, Lake Mills

Grade 10
Janelle Arndt, Watertown; Hannah Beyer, Watertown; Caleb Bilitz, Lake Mills; Miranda Blake, Watertown; Seth Bolin, Lake Mills; Megan Borth, Watertown; Carter Buchta, Ixonia; William Bushie, Watertown; Tyler Degner, Watertown; Sophia Griffin, Lodi; Joshua Groninger, Janesville; Seth Hackbarth, Lake Mills; Tyler Holzhueter, Waterloo; Paul Johnson, Janesville; Olivia Kassulke, Watertown; Cannon Kerr, Watertown; Carter Kexel, Lake Mills; Marilyn Klein, Watertown; Madelynn Klug, Ixonia; Caleb Kuepers, Madison; Cole Lauersdorf, Oconomowoc; Joshua Lindert, Watertown; Molly Lindloff, Lake Mills; Luke Marti, Oconomowoc; Charlie Miller, Sun Prairie; Mariah Mortensen, Beaver Dam; Hayden Oestreich, Watertown; Casey Ponyicsanyi, Lake Mills; Rachel Poyner, Deforest; Caleb Raymond, Sun Prairie; Logan Scheiber, Watertown; Dominic Schmidt, Watertown; Johnathan Schuman, Beaver Dam; Christopher Schwantes, Madison; Max Thomas, Watertown; Hannah Tucek, Lake Mills; Jacob Ulrich, Lake Mills; Isac Veers, Cross Plains; Hannah Willems, Johnson Creek

Grade 11
Kaitlyn Drewicz, Watertown; Kaitlyn Gehler, Waterloo; Kayla Grundman, Waterloo; Emma Hans, Jefferson; Isaac Heckmann, Middleton; Benjamin Hodel, Lake Mills; Shannon Jones, Johnson Creek; Samantha Kluever, Marshall; Samantha Kohls, Waterloo; Isaiah Lenz, Oconomowoc; Kaitlin Main, Juneau; Hannah Mayer, Fort Atkinson; Aaron Natvig, Cottage Grove; Ian Olson, Sun Prairie; Devon Perkins, Madison; Eric Pillard, Oconomowoc; Charlie Pingel, Sun Prairie; Amber Rowoldt, Watertown; Emelyn Schoeller, Helenville; Griffin Torgerson, Watertown; Philip Treptow, Avalon; Emily Weber, Helenville; Ellie Westrate, Sun Prairie

Grade 12
Nicholas Bartels, Lake Mills; Daniel Bilitz, Lake Mills; Brett Burger, Lake Mills; Nick Chesterman, Sun Prairie; Kylie Cody, Juneau; Rekha Drevlow, Lake Mills; Matthew Fisher, Madison; Eli Gartner, Watertown; Keyera Giese, Watertown; Derek Gulrud, Marshall; Laura Hafenstein, Lake Mills; Colin Isely, Watertown; Brady Jensen, Juneau; Lillian Johnstone, Jefferson; Haley Kooiman, Lake Mills; Dayne Kopfer, Columbus; Cameron Kuepers, Madison; Robert Lang, Lake Mills; Lauren Lassanske, Watertown; Caleb Lindert, Watertown; Melissa Melcher, Watertown; Kaylee Neupert, Waterloo; Benjamin Odrich, Verona; Austin Schultz, Edgerton; Isaac Schulz, Deforest; Heidi Skewes, Madison; Clark Thiele, Oconomowoc; Pierce Varney, Madison; Jordan Veers, Cross Plains; Luke Willems, Johnson Creek

Commendables (3.0 – 3.249 GPA)

Grade 9
Ashley Behnke, Watertown; Andrew Buelter, Juneau; Bryce Eckhardt, Watertown; Benjamin Ertman, Fort Atkinson; Arthur Evangelist, Lake Mills; Katriina Hilleque, Madison; Jacob Holmes, Fort Atkinson; Jacob Horta, Helenville; Abel Krauklis, Lake Mills; Carter Melcher, Watertown; Kobe Paske, Arlington; Olivia Ryan, Lake Mills; Maria Saavedra, Watertown; Christian Schall, Juneau; Collin Schulz, Fort Atkinson; Tyler Surges, Nashotah; Isaiah Terry, Ixonia; Keira Thurnbauer, Lake Mills

Grade 10
Jaclyn Davis, Marshall; Alyssa Fischer, Watertown; Teryn Hamilton, Madison; Kaleigh Hatcher, Oconomowoc; Javin Hollis, Waterloo; Spencer Korth, Waterloo; Sadie Matthews, Sun Prairie; Emily Meske, Jefferson; Cameron Paske, Arlington; Ryan Preskar, Juneau; Dustin Schulz, Beaver Dam; Riley Schulz, Fort Atkinson

Grade 11
Sofia Asmus, Lake Mills; Kelsey Birschbach, Deforest; Andrew Burk, Johnson Creek; Samantha DeNoyer, Fort Atkinson; J Doyle, DeForest; Amber Fortney, Columbus; Alexander Hoenecke, Waunakee; Noah Lorenz, Watertown; Maria Murray, Middleton; Tyler Punzel, Watertown; Emily Raymond, Sun Prairie; Brett Schwantes, Madison; Katrina Stratman, Beaver Dam; Elizabeth Valerio, Watertown; Maria Werre, Sun Prairie

Grade 12
Taylor Buelter, Juneau; Annika Butzow, Janesville; Jacob Constien, Sun Prairie; Timothy Ehrhardt, Oconomowoc; Kendall Fields, Lake Mills; Abigail Hackbarth, Lake Mills; Fai Haw, Marshall; Caitlin Jurczyk, Jefferson; Nathaniel Kapanke, Sun Prairie; Corbin LaFleur, Janesville; Kalandria Madrid, Watertown; Cara McElroy, Madison; Madeline McKenna, Lake Mills; Jacob Meyer, Sun Prairie; Malachi Mortensen, Beaver Dam; Zechariah Schleef, Watertown; Nicholas Voigt, Juneau; Samuel Weiss, Oconomowoc

Lakeside Lutheran 2016 grad is news director in Wausau

On Saturday, Dec. 17, Matthew Werre, 2016 graduate of Lakeside Lutheran, directed the 10 p.m. show on his own for WSAW/WZAW in Wausau, Wis. “As director, he’s responsible for setting up and running our 30-minute live news programs,” says Operations Manager Chris Johnson. “He sets up all the camera shots, mic, videos, interviews. When you watch the news, he’s the person running the show.”

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This is quite the accomplishment for an 18-year-old from Sun Prairie, who started as a master control operator, running shows and commercials. “He quickly demonstrated he was a faster learner and well-organized communicator, so I moved him to directing our news broadcasts,” says Johnson, a 1993 graduate of LLHS who got his own start by producing videos for Lakeside including Cross Country and Basketball highlight videos.

“I’m not sure, but I think he’s the youngest director ever at WSAW—and it’s rare for someone his age to have this responsibility even in a smaller market like Wausau. I have no doubt Matthew’s Christian education at Lakeside has contributed to success at WSAW. His experience with video production was a major plus, but his Christian work ethic, communication skills, and hard working attitude also played a huge role,” said Johnson. “I was absolutely thrilled to be able to hire a Lakeside graduate. I hope to hire more.”

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Werre, son of Pastor Luke and Jennifer Werre of Sun Prairie, will be directing the 6 pm & 10 pm Saturday newscasts and 5:30 and 10 p.m. Sunday newscasts—and others as needed.These are streamed live on www.wsaw.com, under the “What’s On” tab.

Principal’s Pen: Comfort Amid Discord

Principal's MessageToday, America is disunited. The uncooperative spirit among our people has cultivated national dysfunctionality and strife.

God warns that in the final days “people will be lovers of themselves….boastful, proud…ungrateful, unholy” (2 Timothy 3:2). Our Savior also alerts us, “There will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now – and never to be equaled again” (Matthew 24:21).

It’s unsettling, but it’s the reality of life.

In the midst of discord and disunity come God’s comforting assurances. His writers warn us of the worst. But, they also encourage us to trust his promises.

2 Peter 3:18First, God encourages us to live holy lives. “Be on your guard so that you may not be carried away….Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:17-18). By faith, we serve God and our fellowmen. We glorify him when we demonstrate Christlike love for others.

Secondly, he encourages us to grow spiritually stronger. Good works are not a Means of Grace. Rather, they come from saving faith. They are spiritual exercise to strengthen us. Just as weightlifters train their muscles, exercising our faith through godly living trains us to “walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us” (Ephesians 5:2).

It is unlikely that our nation will easily overcome its current societal disarray.

Thank God for his comforting Word that guides us in these trying times. By faith, we serve him and others following Christ’s example of humility, love, and service.

Mr. Jim Grasby is principal of Lakeside Lutheran. Reach him at 920.648.2321 x2204 or jgrasby@llhs.org