Did you get to Fall Fest this year? If you did, maybe you threw a pie at Mr. Dunder, Mr. Brown, or one of the teachers or deans. Maybe you had empanadas, or homemade pizza, or apple pie, or tostadas, ...
Each year about this time, the gym undergoes a transformation in preparation for Fall Fest. The stage is now a maze, a sign advertises horseback rides, and there must be several thousand leaves staple...
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The bell choir played for church today. This is the first time they have played in public this year. Enjoy. ... See MoreSee Less
Friday Room checks are unique. Every day, students' rooms are inspected for cleanliness and orderliness. On Friday, however, in accordance with long standing tradition, two girls accompany the men's d...
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Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;[a] We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.
Tonight, we spent awhile in the men’s dormitory. It’s an empty place much of the day, with students in classes or at work, but in the evening is again filled with life.
At 7:45, the guys gather...
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The following is excerpted from an article that appeared in the Lake Union Herald, Nov. 4, 1958:
“As the academy band played some spirited numbers, the student body and staff gathered on Oct. 8, 1958, for a brief ceremony inaugurating the construction of the new Wisconsin Academy administration building.
Wisconsin Academy has been known as an academy without class rooms. Of course, we have had rooms in which to hold classes, but no rooms actually built as such. The chapel in the girls’ dormitory has long since become too small for comfortable and reverential worship. The old Smith house, which has served as the music building, is creaking at its joints.
It was felt that the time had come when something had to be done to remedy the over-crowded conditions and the lack of adequate room. The architects have drawn up a long-range plan which provides for the construction being done in sections. The present plan is to build the chapel, music department, offices, and some classrooms in the first section.
The conference committee has recommended that between now and July 1, 1959, the churches raise $50,000. This amount is based on a per membership goal of $10.00. With funds that have already been turned in through the third Sabbath offering, plus funds which the conference already has in reserve, a good share of the present section can be built. We are not planning, however, to build any faster than as funds are available.
We feel assured that the constituency of the Wisconsin Conference will again support this expansion program as they have in the past. We are grateful to your hands that have held the plough and not looked backward during these years of construction at the Wisconsin Academy.”
An appeal for contributions closed the article.
Those who have walked the halls of the administration building in the decades since can be thankful for the vision and sacrifice of the members and churches across Wisconsin. Their faith and determination enabled many students to be taught to love, honor, and serve God and their fellow man. May that spirit live on.
The caption reads: “A Brief Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on the Wisconsin Academy campus Oct. 8, 1958, commemorating the beginning of the construction of the Administration building. Left to right: Clayton Poole, builder; H.W. Jewkes, Educational superintendent; R.E. Finney Jr., president; Lloyd Nolin, builder; Dr. W.T. Lindsay, board member; L.G. Wartzok, secretary-treasurer; and F.W. Bieber, principal, handled shovels which had been gilded for the occasion.” ... See MoreSee Less