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Giving Day

Update: 9/20 at 3:45 PM

Thank you for your overwhelming generosity! Over $88,000 has been raised, which in addition to the matching gift, puts our current Giving Day total over $160,000!

Gifts are continuing to come in, all of which will be put toward paying down the mortgage. Your gifts make a direct impact on the lives of our students, faculty, staff, and families. We thank God for you!

Donate Online Today!

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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.

FVL opened its doors to over 740 students in the fall of 2022. What a wonderful blessing from God to be able to serve so many teens! 


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How can I give?

  1. Online
    Visit our "Donate Online" page. (Let the Children Come is the first fund listed on the page.)
  2. Text-To-Donate
    Text the amount of your donation (no dollar sign needed) to 844-942-3819, and follow the instructions to complete the gift process.
  3. In Person
    Gifts can be brought directly to the School Office which is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 AM-4:00 PM.
  4. 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 70 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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Contact Jay Wendland
Mission Advancement Director

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

What do you like most about FVL?

Student in football uniform throwing a ball

Liam H (Junior)

. . . the awesome teachers that we get to learn from and the great sports programs that we get to be a part of.

Happy girl student in FOXES volleyball shirt

Stella T (Senior)

. . . the relationships that the teachers have with the students. You can really tell that in every classroom the teachers really care about you and about your success and they just really want you to do your best in everything you do inside of high school and outside of high school.

Happy girl student doing a thumb's up

Mia S. (Senior)

. . . the bonds and relationships that you build with your classmates over the years and that’s one of the blessings of having a small class is that you get to know each other and then by the time you are a senior you are best friends. 

Who is your favorite FVL teacher?

Happy girl student on Orientation Day (in the gym)

Matteah G (Senior)

I'd probably say Mrs. Gilmet because she has been with me through all the hard times, especially through freshman, sophomore, and junior year. She helps me and continues to push me to work my hardest and to strive in all the things I do. 

Happy male student in fitness center

Eli R (Senior)

My favorite teacher is Mr. G. He's my favorite teacher because he has a great personality, he's fun to interact with, and I love being in his classroom when he teaches. He's a teacher, but he's also a friend.

Smiling girl in front of FBLA backdrop

Emma G. (Senior)

It's hard for me to pick a favorite teacher because they all influence me in many different ways and showed me God's love.

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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.

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.