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Giving Day

Giving Day 2024 is Tuesday, September 17

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This once-a-year event supports FVL's Christian education ministry by helping the FVL Federation meet its annual Let the Children Come mortgage payment. Each year, the FVL Federation needs to pay $475,000 to retire its mortgage by 2038.

We continue to be thankful for the blessings that have come of the 2018 Let the Children Come effort. It resulted in the addition of 11,955 square feet and a remodel of 15,839 square feet. A science and a biomedical lab were added along with four classrooms and two fine arts rooms. The tower entrance was remodeled to provide enhanced security, the student services area was remodeled to allow for more focused instruction, and much-needed office space was added. 

Thank you for your continued support to enable payment of the annual mortgage!


How can I give?

  1. Online
    Visit our "Donate Online" page. (Let the Children Come is the first fund listed on the page.)
  2. In Person
    Gifts can be brought directly to the School Office which is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 AM-4:00 PM.
  3. By Mail
    Checks can be mailed to the school at this address: 

    Fox Valley Lutheran HS
    5300 N. Meade Street
    Appleton, WI 54913

    Please be sure to write "Giving Day" in the memo line.

You can support the ministry at Fox Valley Lutheran by:

  1. PRAYING: Pray for our students, faculty, and staff as we begin another school year.
  2. DONATING: All gifts, large and small, make a huge difference. Help us retire our annual mortgage. We have a growing matching fund for Giving Day!
  3. SHARING: Follow FVLHS on Facebook, and share our posts with your friends.

Thanks be to God for 72 years of ministry! Our Federation congregations, generous donors, families and students, faculty and staff, and all supporters make a difference in how we can best serve our FVL family. 

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Each year the FVL Federation needs $475,000 to retire its mortgage by 2038. Your help is needed—every contribution makes a difference!


Rev. Tom Mielke

Director of Mission Advancement

What do you like most about FVL?

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Baylie D. (Junior)

. . . the support at FVL. There is so much attendance at all our athletics games and activities. Everyone is so cheerful in everything that they do. 

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Eden L. (Sophomore)

. . . the Christian atmosphere. The teachers are always amazing at giving students advice. 

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Katelyn G. (Sophomore)

. . . is the Bio-Med Lab. I've learned so many new things and had amazing experiences of all the different ways to study and experiment in the lab classroom that not many other schools may have. 

?What activities are you involved in at FVL

Senior Volleyball Player

Emma N. (Senior)

. . . being in Track and Volleyball gave me an opportunity to meet new people and make some of the best friends I've had at FVL. I've learned a lot about myself as a person and grown in my athletic career being involved at FVL. 

Student in the band room

Katelyn G. (Sophomore)

. . . involved in Student Council. It is a great opportunity to get to learn and know other people at FVL. We get to help FVL with events such as dances and dress-up weeks. It is a lot of fun working with Ms. Ewings and Mr. U.

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Ellason P. (Sophomore)

. . . softball, volleyball, and musical. These were important for my high school career because the connections made with the teachers helped inspire and build me up. The friends you make in those activities and the memories made will stay with me my whole life. 

Who is your favorite FVL teacher?

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Gabe H. (Sophomore)

..... my history teacher, Mr. B. He enjoys what he teaches and makes the classes engaging and fun. 

Student-Athlete Basketball

Eden L. (Sophomore)

My favorite teacher is Pastor Krause. The way he teaches God's Word captures your attention. He teaches stories you heard many times in a new and interesting way. 

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Baylie D. (Junior)

...Mr. L. He teaches biology and is good at relating and connecting the topics in our everyday lives and events. 

What is your favorite class at FVL?

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Emma L. (Senior)

My favorite class is Spanish. I get to learn a new language that is fun and challenging as an English speaker. I get to learn about Latin-American culture which is heard all around the world. 

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Gabe H. (Sophomore)

My favorite class is History. I always look forward to class and I've learned a lot throughout the school year. 

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In August of 2018, the building addition opened its doors to expanded learning opportunities and over 650 students.
New spaces and more classes were offered than ever before!

Students work in the biomed lab

Classroom seating and lab tables are both integrated into the design of the new biomedical lab.

Girl applies bandage in biomed class

Students have ample opportunity to complete hands-on labs. Here, students learned to dress several types of wounds and stop bleeding

Students get white lab coats in biomed

The first class to have gone through all four years of the Biomedical program at FVL received white lab coats on their final day of class in spring 2022.

Students work in new art room

Movable tables, excellent lighting, and a colorful and spacious room all contribute
to making the new art room a wonderful learning space for our students.

New Art Room with Students

Storage units in the back of the new art room offer students a place to keep their work between classes.

Art Room

Students have access to natural light and tables in the newest art room. 

Girls smile in art room during art summer camp

Art summer camps are very popular at FVL!

Community Room

This multi-purpose room is used for classes, meetings, and dance practice.
Mirrors can be covered and tables can be moved--providing a versatile space!

Grade school teachers complete training in multipurpose classroom

This room often provides a space for teachers to meet for professional development seminars. 

Dancers practice in Fine Arts room in front of mirror

The large mirrors in the multi-purpose room make it easier for dancers to learn their routines.

Biology room

Our science labs were in short supply before the Let the Children Come building project, making it difficult for all of our freshmen to have the ability to take Physical Science. This is one of the new science rooms that was added to accommodate our growing freshman classes!

Mr. Lemke gives thumbs up in his classroom

Mr. Lemke loves teaching in his new classroom!

New secure entrance

Our updated tower entrance ensures that visitors must check-in at the School Office before entering the main part of the building. The SCRIP window is conveniently located in the tower entryway. 

Alisa Mielke smiles in the SCRIP office window

The updated entryway gives convenient access to the SCRIP Office.

Large English room

Two classrooms have been updated to accommodate group meetings that are too small for the auditorium, but too large for a classroom. This is now a space that has a central divider that can be rolled into place for regular class use, or pushed aside to accommodate a faculty meeting.

Mr. Foxen presents a seminar in the English classroom

The double English classroom can serve as two spaces to have meetings, seminars, and workshops.

2022 Giving Day

In 2022, $200,000 was contributed to the mortgage payment thanks to the Giving Day event.

2021 Giving Day

Supporters matched the original $50,000 fund halfway through the day, and another generous donor stepped forward with a $20,000 match. Over $150,000 was raised!

2020 Giving Day

Supporters matched the $60,000 fund, and the total gifts from the FVL family were $113,600!

2019 Giving Day

2019 Giving Day incorporated challenge gifts and faculty gift matching. The event helped FVL meet its goal with gifts totaling $132,000!

2018 Giving Day

This was the first Giving Day to support Let the Children Come. The FVL family contributed over $81K! This amount was matched dollar-for-dollar, bringing the total to over $163,000.