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Monthly Update from FVL

November 2017

FVL MISSION:  partners with families and Federation churches, providing students with a Christ-centered education preparing teens for lives of service and for eternity. 


STAFFING NEWS:
    • In early November, the Board of Regents extended a call to Mr. Ryan Lemke (Science), who currently teaches at Michigan Lutheran HS. We are pleased to announce that he has accepted this call and will be joining our staff July 1. Also called were Mr. Phil Stern (Religion & Social Studies) and Mrs. Kathy Stern (Math), both currently serving in Nebraska.  Please remember these teachers in your prayers.
    • Long-time FVL Assistant Principal Dave Voss is facing health challenges. As a result, the Regents have called Mr. Jeffry Uhlenbrauck (FVL Class of 1989) to serve as Assistant Principal beginning next year. Please remember Mr. Voss and Mr. Uhlenbrauck in your prayers.
    • Mrs. Allie (Goodman) Elmer has joined our part-time Scrip Office staff.

SCHOOL NEWS:
    • Current enrollment stands at 618 students, as compared to 584 at this time last year.
    • 8th Grade Welcome Night took place October 30 with nearly 400 students and parents attending.
    • Thirty-five students attended the Focus on Ministry trip to Martin Luther College.
    • About 200 worshipers celebrated Groundbreaking for the Let the Children Come building expansion effort on November 5. Representatives from all 43 Federation churches were invited to participate.
    • Student Council served breakfast to more than 240 veterans and their families on Veterans Day. Our guest speaker for the ceremony was FVL grad Dan Mueller (1999). 
    • About 75 students attended our November 2nd Grade Visit Day. The December Fox Treks events for 5-6th grade students are set for early December.
    • 8th Grade Scheduling Nights are set for December 11 & 14.  Families who can’t attend either night can contact FVL Guidance Department to schedule an appointment.

COCURRICULARS:
    • Over 700 elementary school children attended our fall play, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play. Three public performances were also held.
    • The FVL Choraliers participated in the WELS Choralfest at Luther High School in Onalaska on November 10-12.
    • Senior Erika Priebe golfed her way to the WIAA D2 Championship; her team finished third. Senior Olivia Verbeke ran in the state cross country meet, finishing 31st.  The Foxes’ volleyball team defeated crosstown rival Xavier in a five-set thriller to take the Regional Championship. Thirty of our fall athletes were named as all-conference performers.
    • The winter sports season is now underway. Check FVL’s online calendar for dates & times.

FINANCIAL UPDATE:
    • Congregational support is 0.4% ahead budget. Over $250K of the Federation church commitment of $970K has been given.
    • SCRIP sales for October were $179K. Total sales for the year equal $$870K.
    • October’s annual Friends Dinner featured the presentation of the Heart of the Servant Awards.  The Leaders of the Past Award went to Arlen and Arlene Drews; the Called Worker Award went to Rev. John Brandt; and the Current Leader Award was presented to Mrs. Tori Kluess.
    • The 14th annual FoxFest Dinner Auction will be held this spring at Liberty Hall on April 20. All tickets will be sold in advance. The theme is “The Roaring Twenties.” Watch for more info in March.
    • The Growing in Grace debt retirement effort is now down to $378K. The goal is to have that paid off by our June 10, 2018 Mortgage Burning Ceremony.

                                                                                     With you, serving Jesus – Principal Steve Granberg

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