Witness Always
"For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree."
1 John 5:7-8 (ESV)
August 26, 2013
In This Issue
Hearts for Jesus

Rosetta Stone
Calls and Vacancies
Oshkosh, Trinity - Teacher, 5/6 grade, .75 position
Quick Links
Enjoy Spelling
newadminsHearts for Jesus
Lutherans for Life will be the Hearts for Jesus recipient for the 2013/14 school year. More information and resources will be available soon. 
Article1Rosetta Stone

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod is partnering with Rosetta Stone for a unique purchasing opportunity. This offer is to make renewal subscriptions available for one full year of access for up to five levels of Rosetta Stone in the language of choice. By purchasing as a group we have been able to negotiate rates down from $129 a subscription to $79 a subscription. Over 25 different languages are available, including Spanish and Mandarin Chinese!

Flyer and Pricing 


Outdoor Education Seminar

WHO:     Teachers of Fifth & Six Grade Students

Friday, November 8, 5:00 pm - 

              Saturday November 9, until Noon


WHAT:    This seminar is a FREE mini-retreat for teachers who
               want to 
learn more about holding an outdoor
               education retreat at LuWiSoMo. 


WHERE:  LuWiSoMo Outdoor Ministry and Retreat Center

               W5421 Aspen Rd. Wild Rose, WI 54984

What better
 way to learn about the great outdoors than spending time at LuWiSoMo this fall, winter, or spring?  Outdoor education is an affordable way to move your classroom outdoors and participate in a variety of activities such as archery, canoeing, hikes, orienteering, cooking, habitats, tree identification, as well as many others.

Be sure to check out our rates and additional unit descriptions, on our website
or contact the Executive Director, Mike Stapleton, director@luwisomo.org or 920-622-3350, for more details or to register, .

KohlKohl Teacher Fellowship
The Kohl Teacher Fellowship program recognizes and supports teaching excellence and innovation in the State of Wisconsin, USA. Our goal is to support teachers in the pursuit of their unrealized goals for their classrooms or professional development. Annually, the Foundation awards 100 Wisconsin teachers with $1,000 Kohl Fellowship grants, and each Kohl Fellowship recipient's school receives a matching $1,000 grant. Recipients' professional accomplishments are celebrated at a recognition luncheon in the spring.

This award is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the teachers who make your school great each and every day. If you haven't already nominated someone for the fellowship program, we would encourage you to do so.Nominations must be submitted online before September 27, 2013.

For more information, visit the Herb Kohl educational foundation website
TOTYTeacher of the Year

Beginning with the 2013/2014 school year, the nomination process has changed. Please note the changes below.

To nominate an administrator (preschool, elementary or high school) or a preschool teacher in a freestanding preschool, complete the nomination form on the District website.

To nominate an elementary teacher, high school teacher or preschool teacher (associated with an elementary school), visit the Herb Kohl educational foundation website.

Nominations may 
be made by administrators, teachers, parents, pastors, congregation members, and students (past and present). Due by September 27.  

This program recognizes three outstanding teachers and one administrator in South Wisconsin District preschools, elementary and high schools. Nominations may be made by administrators, teachers, parents, pastors, congregation members, and students (past and present).

Criteria: A person currently serving in one of the Lutheran preschools, elementary, or high schools in the South Wisconsin District who has given unselfishly of time and talents for the work of the Kingdom and is truly worthy of recommendation and nomination. The person may be a principal/administrator or teach any level from preschool through the high school. 

Nominations are due by September 27. 

Visit the District website for more information. 


article3Marcus Movie Passes
Marcus movie passes will be available again this year to be used to recognize outstanding achievements. Watch your email for more information. 
Article2LEA Convocation 

If you haven't signed up yet, following are the links to register for the convocation and sign up to volunteer at the convocation.

Register for the Convocation

Sign up to volunteer



wendysueAdministrators' Conference

October 7, 2013

Concordia University Wisconsin

"What Great Principals Do Differently"

Speaker:  Todd Whitaker 
POLSPOLS Conference

January 15 - 17, 2014

St. John's Lutheran Church and School

Orange, CA    

Registration information will be forthcoming!

article5WCRIS Leadership Conference 

February 7, 2014
Oshkosh Convention Center

'Leading for Learning:  Our Hope, Our Future"

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Robyn Jackson 

savethedateSave the Date
September 18 - Love and Logic, District office

October 7 - Administrators' conference, CUW, Mequon
October 24-26 - LEA convocation, Milwaukee, WI

November 1-3 - District Youth Gathering, Kalahari Resort,
                       Wisconsin Dells

November 8 - Firm Foundations, Martin Luther High School, 

January 15-17 - POLS Conference, St. John's, Orange, CA

January 26 - Educator of the Year awards dinner

January 26-February 1- National Lutheran Schools

February 7 - WCRIS Leadership Conference, Oshkosh
                   Convention Center

February 14 - Firm Foundations, Martin Luther High School,

February 22 - Passionate Believers Conference,
             Divine Redeemer, Hartland


Click on the link for
Registering for any of these events.  If the event is not open yet, we will communicate when it will be.

Passionate Believers...Changing Life!

Mark L'Heureux
Education Executive

Robin Mueller
Administrative Assistant

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