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)
September 9, 2013
callsandvacanciesIn This Issue
Calls and Vacancies
Beaver Dam, Peace - Youth Education Director - Part-Time

Brookfield, Immanuel - Director of Parish Music

Janesville, Mt. Calvary - DCE/EC Director

Oshkosh, Trinity - Teacher, 5/6 grade, .75 position

Quick Links
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adminconfAdministrators' Conference
October 7, 2013
Concordia University Wisconsin
Terrace Room

If you are planning on attending the Administrators' Conference, please register before Monday, September 23.

Article1School/Early Childhood Mailing

The October issue of the School/Early Childhood Mailing has been posted on the Lutheran School Portal.

To access current and archived issues go to:

RESOURCES > Mailing > The School Mailing or The Early Childhood Mailing (link located in green box) 


Alight and Monthly Calendar (written by Terry Schmidt) - Something Borrowed, Something Blue


Computer File (written by David Black) - Digital Resources for Teachers


Early Childhood Devotions (written by Andrea Lohman) - Praising Our Awesome God


Family Matters (written by Dr. Steve Christopher) - Punctuation Parenting: Tool #2 - The Exclamation Point


Growing in Governing (written by Paul Brandt) - You Are NOT Alone


Insights and Ideas (written by Calie Vera) - The Second Commandment


NLSA Best Practices - Christ Lutheran School, Phoenix, Ariz.


Parent Pages (written by Kim Marxhausen) - Seeking Good Counsel


Professionally Speaking (written by Dr. Neil Sandfort) - Professional - What Does This Mean?


Rattles and Prattles (written by Judy Williams) - Jesus is Always With Us


School Shepherd (written by  Rev. Bob Riggert) - Joyful Shepherds


Time Out for Directors (written by Drew Gerdes) - If It Isn't Broke; Be Strong and Courageous
NLSANew NLSA Documents
There are several documents now available on the Portal related to our NEW NLSA process including:
  • New Self Study Document
  • New Administrator's Manual
  • Glossary of Terms
  • New Consultant's Manual

These documents can all be viewed or downloaded from the NLSA tab located by navigating through the National tab after you login. Sharing these new documents through the Portal provides us with opportunities to edit any problems as soon as they are detected. If you find something, please email Terry Schmidt so that we can fix it.


Everything related to the old process (Standards Based and Ongoing Improvement processes) for elementary schools were removed from the Portal on September 1. Schools applying after that date will be required to use the new materials.
Just a reminder...
NLSA fees are due Oct 1

Send the National Fee ($350) to:

     Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 

     NLSA - School Ministry

     1333 S Kirkwood Rd

     St Louis MO 63122
Send the District fee ($50) to:
     South Wisconsin District
     8100 W. Capitol Dr.
     Milwaukee, WI  53222 
KohlLEA Nominations
Lutheran Education Association affirms exemplary educators through 12 annual awards. Each award recognizes educational ministry characterized by strong commitment to serving Jesus Christ and excellence and effectiveness in teaching, leadership, and professionalism. Specific qualifications appear in each nomination document.

LEA confers awards after nominations and nominee self-profiles are considered by a panel of peers, which chooses honorees based on the merits described in supporting documents.

Awards are presented during the year of selection, but all recipients are honored again at LEA's triennial Convocations.

Links below provide copies of award criteria and nomination forms used to identify the 2014 recipients.

Deadline for nominations is October 3, 2013. (Be sure to use the "Confirm Order" button after you've looked at the review sheet on MyLEA. This will submit the nomination to the office.)

More Info 

bewellBbewelle Well... Serve Well

Earn $25 in Be Well Rewards bonus points by giving up soda (including diet soda) for three consecutive weeks.

Your participation in this bonus activity must be completed and recorded by November 30. To record your participation, go to BeWellServeWell.com, log in and click "Seasonal Activities."

If you completed the previous two seasonal bonus activities, you have already earned $50 in bonus points, which is the maximum you can earn for the year. You are more than welcome to continue to record your participation in bonus activities, but will not receive any additional points.

Note: The 2013 Be Well Rewards program ends on November 30 (at midnight in your time zone) so plan your activities accordingly!


You must be enrolled in the Concordia Health Plan (CHP) to be eligible to earn rewards through the Be Well Rewards program. If your spouse is enrolled in the CHP, he or she can earn Be Well Rewards dollars too.  (CHP members with Medicare supplemental coverage are not eligible.)  


CAPELCEF Scholarships

Seven scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000, will be awarded to seven graduating high school seniors or current full-time post-secondary students at an accredited institution with at least one year of courses remaining. Candidates must also be members of a congregation belonging to The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod located in one of the following LCMS districts: Iowa East, Iowa West, Minnesota North, Minnesota South, North Dakota, North Wisconsin or South Wisconsin.

The application deadline is February 28, 2014. 

More information, eligibility guidelines, and how to apply

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



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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