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Lakeside Advantage Magazine

The Lakeside Lutheran Advantage is a magazine published 3x each year with families of prospective Lakeside students in mind, featuring current students, families, teachers and activities for grade school age students.
Issue 1: 2011

#18 2019 Issue 1

Where in the school was Mr. Lauber? 

We put Mr. Lauber's photo in 8 places around the Lakeside campus. Students named the area of the school, closest room or hallway where the photo was taken.
The winner: Tannica Jones St. Matthew, Janesville 6th grader
Jeremiah Koester St. Paul, Fort 4th grader 
Will Miller Peace, Sun Prairie 8th grader
Ian Marthaler Holy Cross, Madison 6th grader
Aubree Miller Good Shepherd, Watertown Kindergartener 

#17 2018 Issue 3

Decades of Faithfulness 

This contest challenged students to add up (or guess) the total years of service at Lakeside Lutheran High School by the faculty members on this page. The correct answer was 210 years of service! 


The winners are:

1: Kayla Boll, 236, 2nd grade at Eastside, Madison

2: Bryce Zimmerman, 180, 7th grade at St. John, Jefferson

3: Audra Kopfer, 140, 6th grade at Zion, Columbus 

#16 2018 Issue 2

What do you want to be?

What gifts has God given you?
That was our question to you over the summer, and you sent us drawings and photos that showed your imaginings for what might be when you are older. (Advantage #16 contest 2018 issue 2)
1st Place Ruby Langille, 6th grade, St Paul Lake Mills.

Micah Johnson, 2nd grade, Peace, Sun Prairie
Natalie Popp, 5th grade, Our Redeemer
Violet Herbrand, 2nd grade, Eastside Madison
Ian Marthaler, 6th grade, Holy Cross, Madison
Kayla Boll, 1st grade, Eastside, Madison

#16 2017 Issue 3

LLHS Guess-O-Rama

More than 400 put their best guesses forward for individual and total counts of Skittles (1,334), Pencils (271), Tech Ed hardware (116) & Art supplies (99). (Advantage #15 contest 2018 issue 1)
She guessed a total of 1,814 to win $200 tuition credit & a Warrior UnderArmour backpack!
Amelia Povich, Westside Christian, Middleton 6th grader
She guessed 272 to win the pencils & Warrior gear!
Gracyn Heine, St. Paul, Fort 6th grader
She guessed 115 TechEd pieces to win Warrior gear!
Greta Pingel, Peace, Sun Prairie 8th grader
Each guessed Art stuff exactly & won Warrior gear:
Justus Backus, St. Mark, Watertown Kindergartener 
Jonathan Schrock, St. Paul, Ixonia 6th grader
Sara Scott, St. Matthew, Janesville 8th grader
She guessed 1,333 to win the Skittles & Warrior gear!
Heidi Schwertfeger, Eastside, Madison 6th grader

#15 2018 Issue 1

Celebrate STEM Word Search

Future Warriors searched up, down, forward, and on the diagonal to find and circle the hidden "Science, Technology, Engineering and Math" words.

Congratulations to the winner of a $200 tuition credit: Caitlin Weiland
Zion, Columbus
6th grader

LLHS Summer Reading Contest

We asked to see what K-8 was reading this past summer, and heard about some interesting titles! 

we're very happy to announce our winner:
$200 tuition credit goes to
Violet Larson
Peace, Sun Prairie
4th grader

#13 contest winner 


Advantage Contests for K-8 past contests and winners

Click menu choice at right for the most current contest 
LLHS Caption Contest (#12)
The job was to write a funny or original caption for this photo.
Our K–8 readers found this contest challenging, but we were very happy to announce our winner:

Lillian Brey, a 3rd grader from Zion, Columbus, was the winner of the $200 LLHS tuition credit.
"Minute to Win It" (#11)
In celebration of the LES basketball tournament on the LL campus in February 2017,
We asked K-8 students to guess . . .How many total donuts can 8 high school students eat in one minute?
The answer? 42!
(Think it's low? We did too! In their defense, the donuts were day-old and so were a bit chewy!)
The winners? A tie among three entries with a guess of 40 (closest without going over)
1. Joey Dretske, Eastside (5th grade)
2. Ryan Surges, St. Matthew, Oconomowoc (7th Grade)
3. Markenna Bittorf, TSL (3rd grade)

Rock Painting/Decorating Contest (#10)
Congrats to all the winning entries, chosen based on criteria including creativity and visual appeal. All K–8 winners received prizes such as Warrior wear, and one was randomly chosen from all winning entries to receive a $200 tuition credit. Two adult winners received Warrior Wear.
Winning entries:
Grace Retzlaff (4th) | Zion, Columbus
Kayla Plitzuweit (4th) | St. Matthew, Oconomowoc
Grace Plitzuweit (6th) | St. Matthew, Oconomowoc
Brooke Parkhurst (5th) | TSL, Watertown
Kendra Blake (8th) | St. John, Jefferson
Hannah Uttech (7th) | St. Mark, Watertown
Barb Zank (A) | St. John, Juneau
Becky Retzlaff (A) | Zion, Columbus
Tuition credit winner: Hannah Uttech
Color Me Lakeside Contest  (#9)
This coloring contest of a supplied drawing of the LLHS stained glass window was open to students in 2015-16 grades K–8, and adults. Two winners from each K–8 level were chosen based on criteria including creativity and visual appeal. All K–8 winners are awarded prizes such as Warrior t-shirts or other LLHS premiums. The 2 adult winners are awarded Warrior Wear. One entry was chosen randomly from the winners for a tuition credit applicable in the first semester of attendance at LLHS (non-transferable).
Winners are:
K-2 Rylan Heine (St. Paul, Fort) & Joshua Kraus (St. Paul, Ft)
3-4 Ambria McCrary (Peace, Sun Prairie) & Kayla Plitzuweit (St. Matthew, Oconomowoc)
5-6 Kyle Wardall (St. Paul, Lake Mills) & Madeline Tiedt (Holy Cross, Madison)
7-8 Emily Godwin (Holy Cross, Madison) & Graham Hatcher (St. Matthew, Oconomowoc)
Adult Mary Hatcher (St. Matthew, Oconomowoc) & Barbara Zank (St. John, Juneau)
The $200 tuition credit winner, randomly chosen from all winning entries, is: Kayla Plitzuweit!
Hottest Contest Yet (#8)
The goal was to guess of the total degrees during the month of August 2015 in Lake Mills. Only the high temperature counted for each day, August 1–31. Mr. Lauber kept track, and by the end of the month, he had a grand total of 2,482 degrees (F). Out of dozens of entries, no one guessed exactly, but we had several close.
Grand prize winner of a $200 LL tuition voucher with a guess of 2,480 degrees: Faith Retzlaff, grade 6 • Zion, Columbus
Runners up are Warrior wear winners!
2,471 degrees: Julie Koch, grade 8 • Trinity-St. Luke, Watertown
2,463 degrees: Natalie Popp, grade 2 • Our Redeemer, Madison
2,444 degrees: Logan Preskar, grade 5 • St. John, Juneau
Snow Warriors (#7)
This time it was a winter photo contest, with students representing LLHS in the snow somehow. A big “way to go” with prizes to all who entered, especially to those who persisted even when the snow just wasn’t there to cooperate!
$200 tuition voucher winners:
Abby Buxa, grade 8, St. Matthew, Oconomowoc
Graham Hatcher, grade 6, St. Matthew, Oconomowoc
Ella Ristow, grade 3, TSL, Watertown
"Lake-side" Fun (#6)
In summer 2014We asked K–8 students to snap a photo while enjoying a FUN day at a LAKE (water), and include Lakeside in some way. Thanks for including us in your summer fun!
$200 tuition voucher winners (2 chosen by a panel of 9, 1 random)
Molly Chopp, grade 2, St. Paul, Lake Mills
Bridget Cichanofsky, grade 4, St. Mark’s, Watertown
Logan Scheiber, grade 8, TSL, Watertown
"Guess When the Snow is Gone" Contest Winners ( #5)
At 3 pm on March 31, 2014, Mr. Lauber took a look and saw only grass.
That means our 9 official winners are:
Caitlin Condon, 7th, St. John, Juneau
Katie DeGalley, 2nd, TSL, Watertown
Tyler Degner, 7th, St. Mark, Watertown
Sarah Holcomb, 5th, St. Paul, Fort Atkinson
Ana Christina Iglesias, 5th, St. Mark, Watertown
Aaron Lindert, 4th, TSL, Watertown
Jeremy Nehls, 8th, St. John, Juneau
Natalie Raymond, 3rd, Peace, Sun Prairie
Abby Smith, 2nd, St. John, Jefferson
All nine winners will receive Lakeside gift bags; 3 names were randomly selected to also receive $200 LLHS tuition credit, and the other 6 will receive a Subway giftcard. Letters will go out to families, and prizes will be distributed when Mr. Lauber visits your schools at the end of this month. Congratulations to the good guessers, and thanks to the hundreds who participated!

"Pass It On 2" video clip contest winners announced (#4)
See the Pass It On 2 video here. Thanks to all who participated!
Winners, in alphabetical order:
Isabella Collins, gr 6, Peace, Sun Prairie: flash drive
Sophia Collins, gr 8, Peace, Sun Prairie: flash drive/$200 tuition credit
Micaela Cooley, gr 2, Zion, Columbus: calculator/$200 tuition credit
Jordan Gade, gr 8, St. Paul, Lake Mills: flash drive
Graham Hatcher, gr 5, St. Matthew, Oconomowoc: flash drive
Sarah Johnson, gr 5, St. John, Watertown: flash drive/$200 tuition credit
Emily Meiller, gr 5, Holy Cross, Madison: flash drive/$200 tuition credit
James Neuberger, gr 8, St. Paul Lake Mills: flash drive
Adela Ramirez, gr 1, Parkside, Milwaukee: calculator/bear
Faith Retzlaff, gr 4, Zion, Columbus: calculator/bear
Grace Retzlaff, gr 1, Zion, Columbus: calculator/$200 tuition credit
Winter 2013 "10 Things I Like About Lakeside" contest (#3)

Lakeside is the perfect combination of Faith, friends, and donuts!
Austin Schultz, grade 8 at St. Matthew, Janesville $200 tuition credit (selected)
I like that Lakeside has two hour delays AND snow days.
Sarah Fisher, grade 3 at Our Redeemer, Madison $200 tuition credit (selected)
I like that Lakeside has good sportsmanship when they play opposing teams to show the love of God to all.
Logan Pampel, grade 5 at St. John, Jefferson $10 WalMart (selected)
One of the reasons I like Lakeside is the concerts—they are such a wonderful way to praise our Lord through music.
Maria Werre, grade 7 at Peace, Sun Prairie $10 Pizza Hut (selected)
I love PC's classroom! It always reminds me that Jesus is the one and only real-life superhero.
Caleb Lindert, grade 8 at TSL, Watertown $10 Arbys (selected)
I like Lakeside because all the students and teachers are Christian like me, with all the classes being taught with God's Word at the center.
Adam Peters, grade 8 at TSL, Watertown $200 tuition credit (random)
I love the big gym and enjoy running on the court after the games.
Brielle Leis, grade 1 at St. Paul, Ixonia $200 tuition credit (random)
I like Lakeside Lutheran because they teach about God's grace.
Faith Retzlaff, grade 3 at Zion, Columbus $10 WalMart (random)
I like that some times for Physical Ed you can go sledding.
Jennica Jensen, grade 6 at St. John, Juneau $10 Pizza Hut (random)
I like Lakeside because it’s a fantastic school that has extremely good academics to help me and others in our future.
Kendall Fields, grade 8 at St. Andrew, Middleton $10 Arbys (random)
Summer 2012 "Lakeside on Vacation" photo contest (#2)
The winners, chosen randomly from all eligible entries by Mrs. Yanggen and Mrs. Staude, are:
Carson Brumm, grade 6, St. John, Jefferson
Haley Kooiman, grade 8, St. Paul, Lake Mills
Lindsey Leipold, grade 7, St. Peter, Helenville

Winners of our first contest (Winter 2011) announced!
Thanks to students from the following schools for participating in the search and find for Lakeside items in the school:
St. Paul, Fort Atkinson; St. Matthew, Janesville; St. John, Juneau; St. Paul, Lake Mills; Holy Cross, Madison; Peace, Sun Prairie; St. John, Waterloo and Trinity–St. Luke, Watertown.
Winners were selected at random from all the correctly answered entries.
1st place winner ($250 tuition credit): Kaity Birkholz, 7th grade, TSL
2nd place winner ($100 tuition credit): Nick Bemis, 7th grade, St. Paul, Lake Mills
3rd place winner ($40 credit to Locker or Music Box): Kelly Koch, 6th grade, TSL
About tuition credit prizes:
Each contest has its own set of rules and eligibility, but the following applies to all tuition credit prizes: all tuition credit prizes are applicable in the named student's first semester of attendance at Lakeside. The vouchers are non-transferable. Winners will receive certificates in the mail to mark their win, but the credit will be on account for that student's future attendance, regardless of whether the certificate is submitted upon enrollment.