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 16, 2013
callsandvacanciesIn This Issue

Calls and Vacancies
Jim Pingel - to CUW, Assoc. Professor of Education and History

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

LAST WEEK TO REGISTER!  If you are planning on attending the Administrators' Conference, please register before Monday, September 23.

Article2LEA Convocation Volunteers Needed 
We are still in need of a large number of volunteers to help at the convocation. There is still a need for help with registration, greeting, worship, etc. If your staff could volunteer for two hours during the convocation, it would be greatly appreciated. 


If you still need to register for the convocation, click here


annualreportSchool - Lutheran Annual Report
When completing the School - Annual Report Form, it should include all teachers at your school, not just the rostered teachers.

We will be using this form to update the school directory. It is important that you have all the teachers listed on the Annual Report Form.
directoryformSchool Directory Form
The school directory forms were due September 15. If you have not yet submitted your forms, please do so ASAP!

Click here if you need the form.
statsSchool Statistics Report

Please use the Lutheran School Portal (  

to complete and submit your statistical information on-line by November 1.

Electronic completion of this form greatly reduces the time involved to tabulate statistical information. If you must submit in paper form, please send the form to the District office.

PORTAL MEMBERS: The school administrator/director should click the SERVICES tab, then SCHOOL STATS.

NON-MEMBERS: Email Kathy Fangmann or call 314-996-1285.


To subscribe to full access of the Lutheran School Portal ($75 annual fee for any type of Preschool thru High School; $50 for a free-standing early childhood center) - OR - Request a free 30-day temporary membership.

Annual statistical data is used for the planning of new schools and continued ministries, to identify trends and needs that exist throughout our LCMS schools, for the application of grants and for accreditation and RSO processes.

Statistics are due by November 1.
Just a reminder...
NLSA fees are due Oct 1

If you applied for accreditation or reaccreditation during 2013 and paid the $350 application fee, you do not need to pay the annual fee. Invoices for the District fee will be sent to the schools next week. You should have received an invoice from Synod for the National fee.
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 
SinfionettaSinfonietta Wisconsin Tour

From Concordia University in Irvine, California, The Concordia Sinfonietta, directed by Dr. Jeff Held, will be performing concerts at multiple venues during a 5-day tour in Wisconsin this October. 


Admission is FREE. 

For more information, including locations, Click Here


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 

wcrisWCRIS Administrators' Conference

Keynote Speaker: 
Dr. Robyn Jackson 



More information



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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