How will the KML PAC serve the community?
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How can I support the new PAC?
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How can I make a lasting contribution to the PAC?
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How long will the building construction take from start
After all the contracts are in place, the project can be completed in 9-11 months.
How can we get a stone?
Two hundred thirty-seven people have already received a stone. They are participating in the What Does Your Stone Mean? program. For a one-time gift of $500 or a $175 pledge for three years, you can be a Path Paver. If you are able to make a $1,000 gift, your granite stone will be engraved with a word or Bible passage reference that has a special meaning to you and your family. Click on the What Does Your Stone Mean? link on the KML website at www.kmlhs.org , and you can read what other donor’s stones mean to them. Their testimonials are inspiring, and you will understand why so many have chosen to support this building project. Receive your stone with an online donation or pledge, or contact Wendy Breimon in the Mission Advancement office at 262.677.4051 x1118, or
What will be done with the stones?
More than 120 stones were brought to the altar at the May 2, 2012 groundbreaking service. These stones represent gifts to the Lord and will be a witness of God’s grace for generations to come. The stones will be incorporated into lobby of the Performing Arts Center. Generations to come will be reminded of what your stone means.
Can we name a room in the PAC?
Let all we do be a witness to the glory of our God! We are encouraging our donors and their families to make a gift large enough to name the rooms of the Performing Arts Center. The practice rooms will line the Hall of Heroes. The donor can choose a biblical hero of faith to identify a room. The rooms will be clearly marked with permanent plaques that may be signed by the donor. You can check out the floor plan and suggestions for the biblical room names on the KML website at www.kmlhs.org . If you want to make a gift and select the room name, please call David Bartelt or Wendy Breimon in the Mission Advancement office at 262.677.4051.
I just gave a gift, why are pledges so important?
Pledges benefit the donor and KML. The Federation that owns the campus can be confident the long-term debt will be serviced through pledges from individuals. The donor benefits by staying closely connected to KML for a longer period of time. Often the gifts given over a longer period may have greater impact than a one-time gift.
Will the PAC be available to the community?
There will be many opportunities to invite the surrounding communities to our campus for concerts, theatre productions, and worship services where they will see excellence in Lutheran education. We have the chance to be lights for the name of Jesus! In addition, we will invite professional organizations, orchestras, and theatre groups to perform in our facility. KML can help encourage the appreciation of the fine arts in Washington County.
Is there interest from outside organizations to use our
Yes! Letters of interest have been received from The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, The Kettle Moraine Symphony, and The Trinity Irish Dancers. These organizations are excited to bring the fine arts to Washington County.
Who will benefit from the KML PAC?
- Our student body, faculty, staff, and campus guests will have a worship setting that is focused on Christ.
- Furniture, symbols, and large musical instruments can be protected and carefully maintained.
- Help alleviate scheduling issues in offering students the classes they want.
- Eliminate many scheduling conflicts due to lack of space.
- Reduce wear and tear on the gym area caused by set up for concerts, musicals, and other fine arts activities.
- The gym is currently used for multiple purposes, and the PAC could help avoid some of the space and time conflicts.
- The additional availability of facilities might allow us to seriously consider beginning another winter sport for boys.
- Currently, the visual arts program is limited by space. Students must put away all supplies and work before leaving the classroom every day. This creates a variety of issues that limit the curriculum and academic growth of our students.
- When the Performing Arts Center is built, the art room will move to the current music room which is approximately four times larger than the art room. This extra space would allow for a more organized and expanded art program.
- KML has an extensive music program with around 300 students throughout the day squeezing into one room about the size of one of our larger class rooms. The PAC would relieve the growing stress of the music program and add space for daily choir and band classes.
- KML will have a chance to truly show off its talent during the various plays and concerts.
- Chapel in the gym involves setting up more than 100 chairs each day for worship. With a PAC, the students would be allowed to worship and praise God in an environment that doesn’t smell or look like a gym.
- It is obvious that Kettle is blessed with a great campus. We have four computer labs, nice football fields and ball diamonds, two soccer pitches, large outdoor areas for biology and AP Environmental Science classes, a solar panel system, two gyms, plus a great place to run for Cross Country. Any student at KMLHS can easily see how a Performing Arts Center will complete our school.
Band & Choral
- Our own programs will be able grow. Dedicated practice space will be more efficient for practice and equipment. Individual singing groups and instrumental ensembles will no longer compete for space and practice times. The facility is a commitment to an important part of the education of our students in the fine arts.
- At KML parents have been blessed to see and hear their children use their skills in the classroom and on the fields, courts, and track. The PAC will provide a new vision into God’s blessings, one which presents the opportunity for our students to showcase their God-given talents.
- Alumni will be able to experience all the amenities which the PAC will offer.
- Alumni will have the opportunity to utilize the facility for other events, and of course, support the current KML students in their performance and expression of the fine arts.
- With the addition of the PAC to the KML campus, alumni will have a new reason to visit their high school and witness God’s plan in blessing their high school.
Elementary School Band
- The PAC will contain many rooms that will benefit not only the Fine Arts Department at KML, but the entire school and federation, offering a quality environment for the students of the KML Federation to learn about music and the arts.
- The Elementary School Band Program currently has 113 students. The auditorium will provide adequate and improved rehearsal space that will optimize the education our children receive.
- The PAC facility will bring the fine arts to Washington County. Our visitors will see what excellence looks like in Lutheran education as they come to concerts, theatre productions, and professional performances.