September 1, 2023

A Bold Defining Moment

At various times throughout KML’s 50-year history, our leaders have faced the challenges of a growing enrollment and the need to expand our facilities. We often refer to those times as bold defining moments.

We are currently faced with the opportunity for another one!

During our 50 years, KML has accomplished six building projects, and within just the past twenty years, we have experienced three successful capital campaigns. This is monumental. Professional fundraisers advise their clients to conduct one major campaign in that same time frame! Following that recommendation would have limited our ability to meet the challenges of a growing enrollment and the opportunity to share the Gospel with more youth. Rather than listen to the advice of those “experts,” we made the bold decisions to respond to God’s blessings with positive action.

Now, in 2023, we are moving forward again. As of this writing, we are more than halfway through our latest capital campaign, Let’s Grow Together. God continues blessing our school with amazing growth, and we gladly respond by meeting the needs of more students.

At the KML General Board meeting on August 14, 2023, the delegates heard a Let’s Grow Together update and were invited to ask questions and provide input. The details of the report included:

  • More than 1500 donors have already supported this campaign, and more than 150 of those donors are alumni.
  • More than $5.5 million has been given or pledged.
  • KML’s enrollment has and continues to grow at an average of 17 students/year.
  • The Jr. Chargers program, which has expanded to more than 400 youth, continues to serve as one of our best ministry opportunities for our federation and community, including many future KML students.
  • Our current gyms are used every period of the day as well as before school and long into the evening.
  • The weight room is inadequate for our P.E. program and our athletic teams, and the trainer’s area needs significant expansion.
  • There is a continual demand for more classrooms to meet future growth.
  • A proposed building addition would meet these and future needs.

In response to this report, the delegates voted unanimously to move forward and build the addition. The initial design includes a fitness center, trainer’s room, gym, atrium, classrooms, storage, and more. This expansion will meet the needs of current activities as well as future programs.

“This campaign isn’t about the building. It’s about serving more students with the Gospel. The building is simply one of the tools to help us accomplish our mission.” – President Luehring

Our leaders are now finalizing plans with the goal of breaking ground in spring of 2024 and completing the project by the summer of 2025.

At this time we ask for your continued prayers. Pray for our students as they grow every day in their faith and knowledge of Jesus their Savior. Pray for our faculty and administrators as they lead this ministry, and pray for the success of the Let’s Grow Together campaign as well as prayerfully considering your own special donation to help reduce the amount we will need to borrow.

$5.51M as of August 31, 2023


Goal: $10M by June 20, 2024

This is another bold defining moment for KML and can be accomplished with all of us working together for God’s glory.



50th Anniversary Worship Service & Alumni Choir

You are cordially invited to attend a special 50th anniversary worship service on Sunday, September 24, 2023, at 1:30 PM in the KML Performing Arts Center. More info at

KML would like to put together an alumni choir to sing with current KML students at the 50th anniversary service on September 24. Rehearsal would take place approximately one hour before the service. Song TBA.

If interested in participating in the alumni choir, please sign up at by Monday, September 11. All KML alumni are invited to participate in the choir. KML will communicate more details closer to the event with those who sign up.

Questions? Contact President Jamie Luehring (



Set Builder(s) Needed for Children’s Theatre

KML’s Theatre Department is in need of adult volunteers to build the set for the fall production of Charlotte’s Web. Construction would take place in early October. For more information, please email Mr. Matt Linton (



Job Opening: Part-Time Morning Janitor

KML is looking for an individual to fill the position of Part-Time Morning Janitor. 5:00-9:00 AM on school days. Basic janitorial duties – sweeping, mopping, cleaning bathrooms. Starting wage is $16/hour.

Interested? Questions? Contact Mr. Jody Hansen, Director of Operations (262.677.4051 x4004;



Annual Clay Shoot

The KML Foundation is hosting its annual Clay Shoot Event on Friday, September 8, at the Mayville Gun Club. This growing event is fun for everyone, whether an expert hunter or simply a novice. The day includes lunch, breaking clays, gun raffles, a silent auction, and a free beverage. Go to to register, sponsor, or donate. All proceeds go to the KML Sportsman Fund which supports KML student assistance.



Ultimate Alumni Tailgate Party

In celebration of KML’s 50th anniversary, this year’s alumni homecoming tailgate will be held on October 6, 2023, from 6:00-8:00 PM at KML. Alumni and their spouses/significant others and children are invited to attend! We will host a food truck, bounce house, and fun games again this year, ALL FOR FREE! Alumni, spouses, and their high school aged-children will receive a voucher/wristband for the food truck. Elementary-aged children and younger of alumni will receive a voucher for the concession stand.

Register early at to secure your spot at our Ultimate Alumni Tailgate Party! Registrations are required to ensure adequate food and fun. Registration Deadline: September 22, 2023



KML Culver’s Days in Jackson

The first Wednesday of every month during the school year is KML Culver’s Day at Culver’s in Jackson. SIX student names will be drawn from the class with the highest sales! Winners will receive either a value meal basket, a cheese curd basket, or a concrete mixer. All of this is in addition to 10% of all sales going toward KML’s Let’s Grow Together campaign.

Wednesday, September 6, is our first KML Culver’s Day of the school year in Jackson. Be sure to bring a coupon so you can record the class and student you would like to win. You may print one from our website ( or ask for one at Culver’s. Thank you for supporting your high school.



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