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Celebrating 40 years!

The 2015-16 school year marked two major milestones. Lake Country School celebrated its 40th anniversary and the rural campus celebrated its 20th anniversary. The slideshow below shares images from 1976-2016. It begins with our founders, Pat and Larry Schaefer. 

40-20 final logo for SM

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - LCS 40/20 Music Festival, ticketed event
Over 500 staff, students, parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends of the school will gather for song and celebration at the rural campus. The Festival includes a terrific line-up of bands including Jeremy Messersmith, DOSH, Clementown, Larry Dittberner and Bret Hesla and One Ukulele. Come and listen to some music, participate in children's activities (Plein Air watercolor painting, needle felting, hiking, modular building), have a bite to eat, and browse local arts and crafts vendors. The 40/20 Music Festival is a drug, alcohol, smoke, nut and pet free event.  View photos of the 40/20 Music Festival on our Facebook page.

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 4:15pm - LCS Pep RallyWalleye for web
Join us for the first-ever lake Country School Pep Rally! Children can meet Wander, the Walleye, LCS's new mascot, listen to the LCS Drum Line and Pep Band, get their face painted while adults sign up for a limited number of Great Gatherings specifically designed for kids and families.

Saturday, Great Tailgate Logo squareweb150pxApril 30, 2016 - 6:00pm - LCS Great Rendezvous, fundraiser
This annual event puts the “fun” in fundraiser. Parents, grandparents, staff, alumni and parents of alumn

i come together to support the school and each other. This year, the event is a Great Homecoming + Tailgate, so think pep rally, marching band, dancing, good food, and lots of school spirit. The event is for adults age 21 and older. For more information on the Great Rendezvous, check out our information sheet and FAQ.

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 5:00-8:00pm - LCS Staff and LCS Alumni Staff Sing-A-Long
All LCS Staff and LCS Alumni Staff are invited to a potluck hootenanny, song fest, sing-a-long, on Friday, May 13 from 5:00-8:00pm at Patricia Bachmeier's house. If you play an instrument, bring it along for the "jammin."

open house2016-2Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 1:00-4:00pm - 40th Anniversary Open House
Stop by to visit your classrooms, sing-a-long, celebrate with cake, meet up with former classmates, take a minute to chat with one of your teachers, bring your children to play on the front lot, spend some time in the gym reminiscing about your E2 or JH play or graduation and take a photo with our new mascot, Wander the Walleye! No RSVP necessary. Rain or Shine!


Mission Statement

Lake Country School is a Montessori learning environment that fosters independence, critical thinking, and creativity within each child. We are a community that promotes diversity and inclusion, as well as respect and responsibility to self, to others, and to the earth.

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