In the midst of many Homecoming traditions…

Like the Pancake Breakfast, the Alumni Volleyball Tournament, dress-up days, an all-school pep rally, and a full schedule of basketball games, Homecoming 2023 also “welcomed home” a new organization partner.

For Homecoming 2023, Legacy partnered with Settled, a Christian non-profit that approaches local homelessness with a unique solution.

During Homecoming week, the entire school participated in a Sock Drive and the Pancake Breakfast included a free-will offering for the ministry. During the week, students also had the opportunity to hear from Rose Larson, a Missional Life Pastor through Church of the Open Door who lives in a Sacred Settlement in Maplewood.

By the time Friday’s Pep Rally came around, Legacy was bursting with socks! Those socks became a focal point of the Pep Rally games as kids attempted to throw socks into targets and buckets and scoop up as many as they could in a wild game of Hungry-Hungry Hippo!

By Saturday, the socks totaled 1,814 pairs, and our community raised $669.90 at the Pancake Breakfast.

But our story with Settled doesn’t end there.

A week later, a High School Leadership Affinity Group (groups that meet weekly to help direct students to lead Legacy in a particular area through serving, awareness, education and school-wide experiences), delivered those socks to the Sacred Settlement in Maplewood. Sharon Buffie, the High School Counselor, and Todd Kardell, the High School Student Life Coordinator, accompanied our students on this unique service-oriented field trip. 

Rose Larson gave our Legacy students a tour of three of the tiny homes on the Sacred Settlement, tiny homes that are now home to five people that were once chronically homeless. They had the opportunity to meet two of the residents that live in the Sacred Settlement. And as our students listened, the two residents, Laura and Alan, shared their stories, shared their art, and shared their music.

In addition to hearing stories, our students gathered in the Settled community space to hear more about the purposeful work the residents partake in to earn part of their income. This same space is where Rose and another missional neighbor couple – an empty-nester married couple in another tiny home – share meals, watch movies together, and complete puzzles for fun with the residents who were once homeless but are now home.

Students next met Todd, the director of Walking with a Purpose, the organization that partners closely with Settled. Todd and his team spend most of their time in encampments around the Twin Cities to build relationships with those who are chronically homeless. Most of the socks donated from Legacy will be distributed through the work that Todd and his team complete alongside Settled. 

The Leadership Affinity Group ended their day at the Union Gospel Mission in St. Paul, preparing and serving meals to the men who needed a meal that day. They smiled in their service, and as the line thinned, our Legacy students stepped out from behind the counter and sat down in pairs and groups to meet some of the men enjoying the last few bites of a meal. 

At the very end of the day, Rose, Todd, and Sharon helped the students process what they had observed and learned throughout the day. Students were grateful for the opportunity to hear the stories of those that struggle with chronic homelessness. They loved touring the tiny homes that those once homeless now call home. And it was an incredible day of learning and seeing those who are often not seen.

And whether delivering socks, listening to a story, or serving a meal, our Legacy students were blessed with the opportunity to be the direct hands and feet of Jesus Christ. 


The 2021 Prom committee outdid themselves in an effort to make the first Legacy Prom post-pandemic one to remember!

The Back to the Future theme brought Marty McFly and Doc on campus traveling through time in their Delorean! They then transported the prom-goers to the 1950’s Enchantment Under the Sea prom of Marty McFly’s parents! The community was invited to take a step back in time with classic cars on display as part of the pre-grand march festivities!

A huge thank you to all the volunteers who sacrificially gave of their time, talents, and resources to create such a memorable event for students.

Legacy’s most significant fundraiser of the year went VIRTUAL on Friday, April 30th. The Legacy Commons was converted into a production studio complete with special lights, mics, and our own sound & videoGala Web Slider Image crew. We were blessed beyond measure with the team that came together to bring the fun of the All-Star Legacy Bowling Battle and the Live Auction to your living room! You engaged with us over YouTube chat, Zoomed into our virtual green room, and participated in bidding wars for fabulous auction items! We hope each of you who participated in the Guess the Gala game throughout the watch party had fun crowning a winner at your house! Can you believe some of those answers?! Like 699 students already enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year?!

God’s hand is on Legacy and we are so encouraged to be on this journey of equipping minds and discipling hearts. Through our engaged audience on Friday evening, we raised $35,057 in auction donations and $80,645 in night-of-giving for a total of $115,702, just shy of our $125,000 goal!

Could YOU be the MISSING PIECE that will help us reach our goal of raising $125,000?


Contact Sue Happ, Director of Advancement, with any questions.
Funds raised at this year’s gala will go directly to support student learning through scholarships, program enhancements, and facility upgrades needed to accommodate enrollment growth.

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!

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

The 2019 Mane Event was a HUGE SUCCESS thanks to our amazing sponsors, volunteers, and adventurous participants! The chililer weather did not slow us down.

Whether you collected pledges, challenged yourself on the course, volunteered your time, sponsored an obstacle, or cheered from the sidelines – our Legacy Community came together for a GREAT DAY!

Together our 331 participants have raised $23,000 of the $25,000 goal!  If you have any outstanding pledges those can be turned in at the School Office.

Our top pledge-raising students were:
First place, winner of $200.00 – Sophie Britton (10th grade) – $1,500.00
Second Place, winner of $150.00 – Evan Ollestad (1st grade) – $925.00
Third Place, winner of $100 – McKenna Hartje (kindergarten) – $890.00

‘Winners of Pizza Ranch Gift Cards:
Arabella Luhring (2nd grade) – $600
Kaden Luhring (5th grade) – $600
Alyse Schiebout (6th grade) – $300
Ellie Schiebout (11th grade) – $300
Jacob Schiebout (3rd grade) – $300
Lana Schiebout (9th grade) – $300
Dallas Berry (5th grade) – $295
Ava Eldstrom (3rd grade) – $285
Aubrey Eldstrom (kindergarten) – $285
Elyse Klauser (5th grade) – $255

Once again thank you to our event sponsors! WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!

Save the Date: Mane event 2020 will happen on September 12, 2020.

Do YOU have ideas for some new obstacles? Please contact Sue Happ ~ [email protected]

There’s one way to warm up a MN January with below zero temps…participate in Legacy’s Homecoming activities!

The week of Homecoming was filled with dress up days, medallion hunt clues, fun grade competitions and the highly anticipated Buddy Relays at the Friday Pepfest.

Alumni came together on Friday evening for the Alumni Hockey game and again on Saturday morning for Alumni Volleyball.  The basketball teams hosted their annual Pancake breakfast and our athletes worked hard on the ice and the court that evening.

We hope you were able to join us!

Game Results

Boys Hockey 2-3 OT vs. LaCrescent-Hokah

Girls Basketball 66-28 vs Community of Peace

Boys Basketball  71-48 vs Community of Peace

Pepfest Gallery
Alumni Games Gallery
Boys Hockey Game Gallery
Basketball Games Gallery


A BIG thank you to all you supported this year’s Mane Event: Conquer Your Terrain.

The 2018 Mane Event was a HUGE SUCCESS thanks to our amazing course sponsors, volunteers, and adventurous participants!

Whether you collected pledges, challenged yourself on the course, volunteered your time, sponsored an obstacle (or two), or cheered on the sidelines; our Legacy Community came together for a GREAT DAY!

Together we have raised over $27,000!

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

Enjoy this video recap!