On Monday, October 12, 2020, 96 friends of Legacy hit the course at The Links at Northfork in Ramsey to Scramble for Students. This major fundraising event is typically held annually inJune, but pandemic concerns put us on hold and adjustments were made to create a mini but mighty version this fall. We are thrilled to share that we raised over $22,000 for student scholarships and athletics.

A huge thank you to our sponsors and golfers for making this event a reality.

First Place: Team Morell Logistics (Porter Morell. David Welna, Jesse Linhoff and Torrey Johnson) (-13)

Second Place: Team Powell (Dean Powell, Kevin Powell, Pat Buckeen, and Gray Gillan) (-10)

Longest Putt – Men: Phillip Van Gorp

Longest Putt – Women: None reported

Longest Drive – Men: Dean Powell

Longest Drive – Women: Christine Kinghorn

Closest to Pin – Men: Dave Lutz

Closest to Pin – Women: Emily Katnis

We would like to invite you all to take advantage of early bird registration (savings of $10 per golfer) for our 2021 Scramble for Students on June 7th.


Photos courtesy of CUSTOM OBSCURA PHOTOGRAPHY. Team foursome pictures will be mailed shortly.

The 2020 Virtual Mane Event was a HUGE SUCCESS thanks to our amazing sponsors and creative, adventurous participants like YOU!

Our Legacy Community came together to celebrate this event in their own way, on their own time, and we surpassed our $25,000 goal with 135 mane event participants.

Together we have raised over $30,000 to support the new education wing!

Our top pledge-raising students were:

First place, winner of $200.00 ~ Sophie Britton (11th grade) – $3,000.00

Second Place, winner of $150.00 ~ Giada Marana (4th grade) – $1,040.00

Third Place, winner of $100 ~ Alaina Hess (3rd grade) – $825.00

We also gave awards to:

Most Pledges, winner of $75 ~ Andrew Akehurst (4th Grade) – 29 pledges

Most Creative Race, winner of family dinner at Pizza Ranch ~ The Schiebout/Stromberg families

Most Creative Obstacle Course, winner of family dinner at Pizza Ranch ~ The Sorenson families

Any outstanding pledges can be turned in at the School Office.

Now that you’ve directed your very own MANE EVENT, email Sue Happ if you think one of YOUR obstacles should be featured in the 2021 Mane Event when we’re back on campus!

Video Submissions:

Legacy YouTube Playlist of Submissions (Videos were uploaded to the Legacy YouTube channel as UNLISTED – if you want your video removed please email us and we will happily do so.)




We were truly blown away by the photo and video submissions received. Thank you for inviting us to share in your joy!

Mrs. Jody Shank, a faculty member since 1984, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 5. She was well loved by her students, parents, and staff. She will be missed dearly, but the seeds that she sowed will continue to bear fruit for many years to come.

Jody’s Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, September 12th from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Due to COVID restrictions, attendance will be by invitation only, however her service will be streamed via Facebook Live from her husband Ken’s Facebook page.

Ken Shank – Facebook 

If you would like to pay your respects to or visit with the family, there will be an Open House/Visitation open to the public from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 12 at Legacy in the Sports Center.

Celebration of Life Details

10:00 am – 11:00 am Visitation at Meadow Creek Church by invitation only

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Service at Meadow Creek Church by invitation only

Ken Shank – Facebook  (Click for Live Stream of 11:00 am service)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Open House at Legacy Christian Academy – Sports Center Gym (Door 4) Open to all

LCA is the first Pre-K through 12th -grade school in Minnesota to implement this type of extensive medical-grade filtration solution, which includes enhanced ozone-free bipolar ionization installed into the existing HVAC system paired with strategic placement of six ISO-Aire air purification units. The bolstered ionization combined with the recirculating ISO-Aire’s HEPA filtration and ionization ensures that indoor air is continuously cleaned and recirculated 24/7, helping to capture and destroy 99.99% of airborne particulates such as viruses, bacteria, mold, and pollen.

Full press release by ISO-Aire Technology

Channel 5 News Coverage


Legacy students are ALL officially done with the 2019-20 school year! Our traditional end-of -year milestones were celebrated in new and creative ways. Check out the photo galleries below for each of the three graduations we held!

Tuesday, May 12 – PreK Graduation Parade

Caps and gowns were donned inside cars for this non-traditional PreK Graduation. The Anoka County Sheriff was there to celebrate each young grad and send the stream of decorated cars down the road “parade” style to Anoka High School where they met up the Anoka-Champlin Fire Department for more hero air high fives! Congrats Class of 2033!

Friday, May 15 – Senior Send Off (Drive-thru style)

On the day that was planned to be commencement, we couldn’t just let our seniors drive in and drive out. Instead, we invited them to pick up their caps and gowns drive-thru style where we decorated their cars, announced them red carpet style, and had them pause to record last reflections that we will compile for their true graduation ceremony currently planned for July 31. Congrats Class of 2020!

Wednesday, May 20 – 4th Grade Graduation

Fourth graders took to Zoom for a virtual graduation ceremony where they enjoyed their traditional “look back” video along with 4th grade speeches! Then they finished their school day and hopped in the car for a parade of their own! Congrats Class of 2028!

After a spring of Partnering with Parents in a whole new way, we have loved celebrating this amazing Legacy community! Just one final “drive-thru” celebration planned on Friday, May 22 for supply drop off/pick up (1-3pm) and the school year is officially closed. Together we made it through and together we look forward to Fall 2020 when we plan to be back in the classroom! Enjoy your summer, Lions!

An annual tradition, here’s what some of our Senior Band/Choir students had to share about this years tour to Michigan.

“Band and Choir tour this year was an experience to remember. Though it was just a shorter trip this year, there were memories that will last a lifetime. It was great getting to perform for another Christian school where we were able to inspire many of the younger kids who are also current fine arts student. The biggest impact of the band and choir tour thought was being able to mentor the younger kids to show them how to lead with integrity and accountability in future years. Being able to watch as us seniors have grown and being able to be part of the process of seeing the underclassmen grow in their faith and in themselves in general is a true blessing that leaves the biggest mark from the seniors.”  – Senior Student

“The band tour is for both influencing and impacting others that we visit and for bonding as a band and choir. We traveled up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We performed Thursday for Crooked Lake elementary and Friday for Valley Christian School. Friday night we also got to have a senior night and bond as a group with seniors doing worship and giving advice. On Saturday we got to spend the entire day skiing and bonding together.” – Senior Student

Mrs. Niessen’s 4th grade class has been focusing kindness.  Recently, they hosted a Random Acts of Crazy Kindness (RACK) Week!  Every day they picked a card with a random act to bless people both inside and outside of their classroom. Here’s how their RACK week racked up!

Monday:  Write a Thank you card to a school helper. Philimon and a friend in the classroom who had helped them recently.

Tuesday:  Make a card for a friend. A friend in a different grade than 4th and a friend in our class

Wednesday:  Ask someone how you can help them today.  Mrs. Niessen emailed the staff and asked what we could do for them. The kids helped Mrs, Oberg, Mrs. Bruneau, Mrs. Smitsdorff, Mrs. Henderson, Ms. Buchelt, Mrs. Beyers, Mrs. Christian, Mrs. Kubiszewski, Mrs. Coolbroth, and Mrs. Kubly. They also helped each other clean our their desks.

Thursday:  Throw away someone else’s trash in the cafeteria. They helped other kids at lunch. They helped pick up trash when it fell in our classroom.

Friday:  Let only kind words come out of your mouth. We tried to curb our responses if someone said or did something we didn’t like both in the classroom and outside of it.

Over the week, the 4th grader  handled themselves very responsibly and earned many compliments. It was neat to see them working in different classrooms, interacting with middle school and high school teachers, and blessing others.

This week was a complete success!!!!

We honored all branches of the military this morning with the presenting of the colors by Allegiant Honor Guard and a personal testimony from Marine Veteran Peter Wojciechowski. A special thank you to all who serve and the Legacy Showcase Committee for an honoring event.

We had an incredible day of service on Friday, October 4! YouthWorks partnered with us to provide service opportunities thatServiceDay19 were local, compelling, and authentic. Our students had the opportunity to use various gifts to serve like-minded organizations and the Twin Cities, and in doing so, glorify God. We want our students to be servants, and this day provided an opportunity for students to fulfill our vision for them! Mr. Keefe and Dr. Lohse were able to visit many sites while our students were serving and herd overwhelmingly positive feedback from the site leaders.

“To say that I am proud of them is an understatement.” – Dr. Lohse

“I know God was planting and watering throughout the day Friday in so many hearts, and I thank all of you for being a part of that process.” – Tom Keefe

Back to school class parties are an opportunity for classmates & their families to reconnect before the school year kicks off. Each summer, our admissions staff invites current Legacy families to host a casual class party prior to Open House week. These gatherings have been a great chance to welcome in new families and for current families to catch up before Day One of the new school year.

Thank you to all of our 2019 class party hosts! If you have pictures of your students class party please send them to sklawiter@lcamn.org to be added to the gallery below.

(Note: If your student is posted in an image you would like removed, please contact sklawiter@lcamn.org at any time for us to update our media requests.)