LET THE PROJECT BEGIN.
After many hours of planning
and many, many meetings the building project is poised to start. The building
committee selected Somerville from Green Bay for the building designer and Boldt Construction Co., Stevens Point, as the builder.
The building project is still on schedule to be ready for the fall 2004 school opening. We thank and praise the Lord for His
continued guidance as the dream of a Lutheran high school in our area moves closer to the reality of the Wisconsin Valley
Lutheran High School opening this fall.
Aug 3, 2003. The installation of James Rawlings
as administrator and groundbreaking for The Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School took place on August 3rd
with delegates, board members, pastors, guests and friends attending.
Mr. Bob Whipkey of the North Wisconsin District-LCMS was the guest
speaker and Reverend D W Pegorsch led the installation service while lightning flashed in the background. A
golden shovel, handled by Reverend Pegorsch (Pastoral Advisor to the Board of Directors), Doug Seltz (Chairman of
the Board of Directors) Sue Fenhaus ( Building Committee Chairperson), Mr. Whipkey (NWD- LCMS) turned the ground
for the new building. Delegates and board members wore WVLHS
shirts and gold caps.
Dan Page, music director from St. Mark Lutheran Church, was
the director of music at the service.
An outdoor reception,
with music provided by Danny Gruetzmacher, was held at the administrator's house after the service. A supper meal
was provided by Doug and Evelyn Seltz for blessings received. Chicken, brats, corn on the cob and much more were on
the menu. Great food!! Although some rain fell on the event, everyone had a great time and enjoyed the music, food and
31 people, parents and students, met for the April Registration Gala. 10 future students met after the entire
group gave suggestions and voted on the school colors and mascot.
School colors-Silver and Black
Application packets are now available.
These packets will include registration information, applications, reference forms, course offerings, and fees (See
the "ENROLL NOW" page for more information). These may be picked up at any of
the Lutheran elementary schools in the Wisconsin Valley, at any of the Lutheran churches that are members of the Wisconsin
Valley Lutheran High School Association, or at the high school office. If you
would like to have one mailed please call or email the school office (see the "Contact Us" page). Applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2004. An
entrance/placement test for incoming freshmen will be given in the spring. A
gathering of enrolled students will also take place in the spring. At that gathering
the school colors and mascot will be chosen. Be a part of history and help make
Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School now has a full faculty in place for the upcoming
school year: Administrator/Principal Mr. Jim Rawlings, Called teacher Mr. Gary Albert from Marshfield, part-time
teachers Miss Alissa Anklam from Wausau and Mrs. Cathy Danner from Merrill. Please keep these dedicated Christian teachers
in your prayers as they prepare to begin the work and ministry of WVLHS. If you would like more information
about our exciting new school you are encouraged to contact Jim Rawlings at 715-693-2693.
CAPITAL FUND RAISING
To make the Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School a reality it will
take the financial support of many people. The Board of Directors, after much
research and many interviews, has hired Capital Fund Developers, Colleyville, TX, to spearhead a capital fund raising
drive throughout the Wisconsin Valley area. The 12 member churches of the High School Association will be the foundation of
the drive and other LCMS area churches will be asked to participate in the fund raising. We pray that Gods people will respond
to the support of this Ministry of Christian Education with their prayers, time, talents, and money in helping spread
the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
BOND ISSUE STILL BEING PREPARED
Watch for information about the Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School Bond Issue coming soon.
Donations to the High School can be made to the Treasurer at the following address:
W5129 Creek Avenue
Merrill, WI 54452