LLHS waits out semester by giving back

The month of December – – often called Advent, or “ coming”—brings more than one connotation at Lakeside Lutheran High School. As with the traditional Christian term that refers to a time of waiting for the Savior’s birth to come or arrive, the final month of a semester brings other sorts of anxious waiting for high school students, such as final grades and a welcome break from studies. Lakeside students filled the wait this year with several activities that held a spirit of gratefulness and giving back, including a bake sale, food drive, mission offerings and volunteering events.

bake-saleEvery last crumb was sold during a 2-day bake sale that raised $336.06 by the school’s Teens for Christ group December 6–7. Dozens of students brought in hundreds of pre-packaged home-baked goodies and sold them before school to other students and staff. Thrivent Financial added to that total through a $250 action team grant. Funds raised are supporting a VBS in Linares, Chile, in January, under the auspices of WELS Kingdom Workers; Lakeside teens bought school and other supplies and arranged for their transport to South America.

Dozens of sophomores in Pastor Clark Schultz’s religion classes have helped churches in the Madison area during December weekends. Teens volunteered at Good News Ev. Lutheran Church in Mt. Horeb and Resurrection Ev. Lutheran in Verona in their efforts to deliver goodies and invite the community to Christmas services. Other sophomores volunteered with “Christmas for Kids” weekends at Abiding Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove, where the church provided activities for community families.

SONY DSCOn December 13, dozens of National Honor Society members and Teens for Christ helped Mrs. Sandi Corlett, the LLHS Family and Consumer Education teacher, wrap “shoebox gifts” for homeless and families in need in Madison. This was part of a larger family effort for the Corlett family. All year long, the Corletts, including four adult children and their families, gather personal care items, school supplies, toys and clothing. Sandi Corlett and others donated items, boxes, gift wrap, labels, tape—enough for 325 shoeboxes this year.

Teens for Christ also organized an all-school food drive for the Lake Mills Food Pantry that brought in more than 400 non-perishable food donations for the community. The drive ended this week and donations will be delivered in the coming days.

Student Council organized an end-of-semester mission offering in chapel on Fridays that asked students and staff to help supply an Ethiopian village whose students need school supplies and equipment. A Lakeside council member visited the village during a mission trip last summer and was able to educate the student body to the need. The effort raised over $1,000.00.

SONY DSCDecember also brought the excitement of announcing a new summer of “Operation Go” mission trip teams. Thirty-two juniors and seniors were assigned to one of six trips across the country to assist congregations with outreach efforts, including WELS churches in Alaska, Texas, Idaho, Louisiana and New Jersey. These students will spend coming months volunteering and spreading the word about the opportunity before them in order to help fund the soccer camps and vacation Bible schools they will help organize and run next June through August.

Finally, even after semester exams are finished, students in the Lakeside Lutheran National Honor Society chapter plan to Christmas carol at nursing homes in Lake Mills and Watertown on December 23. That’s a service project that always ends up being a win-win as the singers enjoy their time as much as those listening do.

The entire staff and student body at Lakeside Lutheran High School wish all those in our communities a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.

Volley for Hope results bring smiles

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Lakeside Lutheran Warrior volleyball teams and their families recently organized a “Volley for Hope” night to benefit Tomorrow’s Hope, a non-profit that supports local efforts to help those touched by Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other life-limiting illnesses, and fosters health-related research, education and support activities. Pictured are several event organizers as they stand behind a check representing the over $3,000 raised during the October 13 volleyball matches held at Lakeside Lutheran (L-R): Kelley Kilian, Dawn Coleman, Nicole Guld, Tomorrow’s Hope Executive Director Barb Endl and Gina Schultz.

Warrior volleyball to host Volley for Hope event

The Lakeside Lutheran High School volleyball teams will host a fundraiser called “Volley for Hope” before and during their home matches on Thursday, October 13. The activities that night benefit Tomorrow’s Hope, a non-profit that supports local health care recipients who help those touched by Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other life-limiting illnesses.

Sub-varsity volleyball matches v. Columbus High School begin at 5:15 p.m., and the varsity match follows. Organizers are planning a bake sale, T-shirt sales, raffles, Pick-a-Duck, and a silent auction featuring several Packer collectibles, among other items. Proceeds from the concession stand will also in part benefit the cause. Grade school volleyball teams have been invited to join the evening’s events, and the public is warmly encouraged to attend as well.


Packer items, including a signed Eddie Lacy jersey and several signed plaques such this Paul Hornung collectible, are some of the items up for silent auction the night of Volley for Hope, a fundraising event benefiting Tomorrow’s Hope, planned for the evening of Lakeside Lutheran home volleyball matches on October 13.

In addition to direct support for life-limiting illnesses, Tomorrow’s Hope, headquartered in Jefferson, also fosters health-related research, education and support activities. In 19 years, over $3.9 million has been granted within the Jefferson, Dodge and Dane county health care communities. According to Tomorrow’s Hope, every $1 raised creates $1.62 in economic benefit. Donations to support the Lakeside Lutheran effort may be directed to the school office (231 Woodland Beach Rd. Lake Mills 53551) or directly to Tomorrow’s Hope (147 W. Rockwell St. Jefferson, WI 53549). Make check payable to Tomorrow’s Hope. Please reference the team name on the memo/for line of the check or in a note with the check.

Lakeside Lutheran to host community electronics recycling event

Lakeside Lutheran High School will host its spring community electronics recycling event on Friday, April 22 from 3:30–6 PM and on Saturday, April 23 from 8 AM–2 PM.

Lakeside will accept appliances that contain Freon (refrigerators, dehumidifiers, window air conditioners, etc.) as well as batteries of any kind (alkaline, lead acid, NiCad, NiMh, Li-ion, etc).  Individuals should also note that recyclers are no longer accepting any televisions without a charge, so Lakeside needs to pass along a $20.00 cost for each TV brought to the event; CRT computer monitors are $5.00 this year. Everything else remains free of charge through the Lakeside event, including plasma, LED and LCD flat screen computer monitors.

Members of the community and businesses are invited to bring virtually any electronic device, working or not, including computers, printers, stereos, copiers, handheld electronics, phones, cameras and more to the school during these times to have the items recycled free of charge. Household items including blenders and coffee makers (without glass), vacuums (without bags), clocks, curling irons, fans, remotes, metal power tools, holiday lights and more are also acceptable in addition to the new items mentioned above. The event is held in partnership with Legacy Recycling in Sturtevant.

Several types of white goods can be accepted as well at Lakeside during this event through a service outside of Legacy Recycling. Examples of accepted white goods include dishwashers, stoves, washers and dryers and microwaves. Scrap metal will also be accepted.

Examples of items that cannot be accepted include ballasts, capacitors, gas cylinders, light bulbs, liquids, any medical equipment that has been involved with biohazard materials and VHS cassette tapes. For a more complete list of both acceptable and unacceptable items, see http://www.llhs.org/recycling or contact LLHS Technology Director Cameron Ausen at 920-648-2321 x1512.

This spring’s event marks the fifth time Lakeside Lutheran has offered this community service. Last spring, another 3 ½ semi loads of recycled electronics, plus a semi load of appliances and scrap metal, were disposed of in an earth-friendly manner. Lakeside Computer Maintenance students, along with staff, volunteer hours to sort and assemble items before semi-trucks pick them up for recycling in compliance with highest standards and regulations in the industry.

Individuals should bring electronics to the Lakeside Lutheran “bus barn” in the west end parking lot during the stated hours by entering the Woodland Beach Road driveway and following the signs. Lakeside requests that no items be dropped off outside of the open hours of the event.

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