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Monthly Update from FVL

May 2018

Fox Valley Lutheran High School in partnership with families and Federation churches, provides students with a Christ-centered education preparing teens for lives of service and for eternity.


SCHOOL NEWS:
    • The FVL Class of 2018 graduates on Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m.
    • Our Growing in Grace Mortgage Burning Ceremony is set for Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m. in the chapel. All are invited to celebrate God’s goodness to have our mortgage paid off five years ahead of original plans. Tours of the Let the Children Come expansion will be available after the service.
    • Erika Priebe (Mount Olive-Appleton) and Olivia Verbeke (Immanuel-Greenville) were nominated as Post-Crescent All-Stars.
    • Lucas Adrian (Mount Olive-Suamico), Kyler Johnson (St. Mark-Green Bay), Erika Priebe, Jennifer Prillwitz (Mount Olive-Appleton), and Olivia Verbeke will represent FVL in WLUK’s “Best in Class” taping at Lambeau Field. These video segments air during June.
    • The 2018 Prom King was Sam Ziegler (St. Peter-Freedom); he was escorted by Jennifer Prillwitz.
    • Junior Emily Lillo was recognized as an outstanding student by the Appleton Rotary Club.
    • Two seniors were named Kohl Scholarship winners. Olivia Verbeke was selected for a Kohl Excellence Scholarship and Gabrielle Piechocki (Trinity-Neenah) was awarded the Kohl Initiative Scholarship.
    • Next year’s freshman class stands at 162. Total enrollment is projected to be 660 or over.
    • Because of construction, the FVL School Office and SCRIP Office will be temporarily relocated to the north side of the building. Be sure to enter at Door G. Please check the website for hours.

STAFFING NEWS:
    • Teacher Ben Stern is deliberating a call to Lakeside LHS; Ben Priebe recently returned his call to TX.
    • FVL is hiring a Maintenance Supervisor and a part-time Office Assistant. Applications and position descriptions are posted at fvlhs.org.
    • Mr. Nathan Nolte is this year’s recipient of the David and Florence Trout Educator Award.
    • Teachers celebrating ministry anniversaries this year are Robert Fischer – 45 years; Tim Bentz, Pete Sehloff, and Brian Zunker – 35 years; Mrs. Denise Schlawin – 30 years; Craig Charron and Rev. Erich Schaser – 25 years; Shawn Hill, Donna King, and Anne Wilson – 20 years; Seth Hahnke – 15 years, and Rev. Brad Krause – 10 years.

COCURRICULARS:
    • Our VEX Team placed third in their division, going 9-1 in their qualifying matches at the World Championships in Louisville, KY.
    • Ten students earned gold medals at this year’s State Forensics Festival; five earned silver.
    • FVL Spring athletic seasons will soon be winding down. Game information is available online.
    • Online registration is still open for FVL Summer Sports Camps—at fvlhs.org or fvlschools.org.

FINANCIAL NEWS:
    • Congregation support for April was up $21K compared to last year. Year-to-date support is up $5K compared to last year. The Federation commitment for the year is $970,400.
    • A total of $273K has been collected for the Let the Children Come campaign to date. Another $120K is pledged to be given by September 1. Please note that $1M needs to be collected by September 1 to secure low interest rates with long-term tax-exempt bond financing.
    • This year’s FoxFest Dinner Auction was the most successful ever. Over $110K of support was given.
    • Growing in Grace gifts are erasing that mortgage debt as we prepare for our June Mortgage Burning.
    • The FVL Legacy Project has helped the FVL Endowment move over the $4M mark in assets.
    • SCRIP Sales for April were $171K, bringing total sales to date to $2M.
    • FVL’s Annual Golf Outing on June 14 still has openings – go to fvlhs.org for details.

                                                                                     With you, serving Jesus – Principal Steve Granberg

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