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)
October 7, 2013
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callsandvacanciesCalls and Vacancies


Brookfield, Immanuel - Director of Parish Music

Janesville, Mt. Calvary - DCE/EC Director 
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Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage - with great patience and careful instruction.     2 Timothy 4:2


For me, there is no better time of the year than the season of Fall.  Whether it's experiencing the colors, the cooler weather, the fall décor in and around homes and schools, kids visiting pumpkin farms, eating caramel apples or my favorite, pumpkin bars, there is nothing more refreshing and rejuvenating for me and my family.


Timothy charges us as Lutheran educators to be prepared, regardless of the season.  What we do in our classrooms and schools is important, some might say it's a matter of life and death - certainly eternal.  As educators, we provide many opportunities for our children to experience our God, our Jesus, every day.  Our families come to expect this in how their children act, react, behave, talk, apply learning and live a life worthy of Christ.  Timothy says we are to correct and rebuke - the law at work, but ends with the gospel in how we are to do this important task.


Are your kids experiencing Jesus in every hour and minute of the day?  It's more than a curriculum or program.  It's our words and actions, the way we discipline and how we extend grace through the gospel.  Your work will never be complete, so keep striving so your kids will have a meaningful and relational experience with their Savior.


His peace and joy!  


capeCAPE Outlook



Students Exceed SAT Benchmark and Lift National Average


Average SAT scores for 2013 graduates from religious and independent schools 

significantly exceeded the SAT College and Career Readiness Benchmark, a combined score of 1550 on three SAT tests (critical reading, writing, and mathematics) that is associated with success in college.


For college-bound seniors in independent schools across the nation, the combined average SAT score was 1662 (112 points above the benchmark) while the average for religious school students was 1595 (45 points above the benchmark).  Public school students scored 1474, which was 76 points shy of the standard.


For scores by sector in individual tests and lots more SAT info, see the October issue of CAPE Outlook. 

Also in the October Outlook:

  • Blue Ribbon Schools Named for 2013 
  • U.S. Dept. of Education Holds Conference for Private School Leaders 
  • Firestorm Over Louisiana Lawsuit 
  • And much more
 Download the October Outlook Here 


taxcreditPrivate School State Tax Deduction Meeting

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State Tax Deduction Seminar with WCRIS Executive Director, Matt Kussow 

   St. Paul Lutheran School (Gym)

               210 E. Pleasant St.


When:    October 22, 2013, 
7:00 p.m.

Matt Kussow will discuss the new tax deduction that Wisconsin is offering for those attending a Parochial school. Following his presentation, there will time for Q&A.  
Please attend!

mailingsSchool/Early Childhood Mailings

The November 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 (written by Terry Schmidt) - Grace and Mercy


Computer File (written by David Black) - More Practical Digital Tools


Early Childhood Devotions (written by Andrea Lohman) - Thanking God for All His Blessings


Family Matters (written by Dr. Steve Christopher) - Punctuation Parenting: Tool #3 - Capitalization


Growing in Governing (written by Paul Brandt) - Interviewing New Staff


Insights and Ideas (written by Rev. Steve and Calie Vera) - The Third Commandment


Parent Pages (written by Kim Marxhausen) - Teacher, We Have a Problem


Professionally Speaking (written by Dr. Neil Sandfort) - Active Christian Faith: A Benchmark of Professionalism for Lutheran Educators 

Rattles and Prattles (written by Judy Williams) - God Nourishes Us


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


Time Out for Directors (written by Drew Gerdes) - In Thankfulness and Praise; Dealing With Difficult People;

The Basic Ins and Outs of Admissions and Recruitment


Ed Grube serves as editor for The School/Early Childhood Mailing

statsSchool Statistics Report
Just a reminder that the School Statistics Report is due by November 1.

Please use the Lutheran School Portal (www.luthed.org)  

to complete and submit your statistical information on-line.

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.

SMARTSMART Board Workshop

InfoCor has seats open in the SMART Board Level 1 workshop that will be held at InfoCor's training facility in Germantown, on Friday, October 11, 8:30-4:30.


This is the perfect workshop for teachers who need additional training on how to use a SMART Board and Notebook software.


Registration is $125 per person.  If you would like to send 3 or more teachers, I'd like to extend a discounted registration of $100/person.


Here is the URL for more info on the SMART Board workshop, and there is a registration link on the web page:


If you have any questions, please contact: 

Kevin Messman
Manager, Education Technology



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


batteryBattery/Light Bulb Program
Following is the updated pricing for batteries, light bulbs and TVs. This offer ends October 31, 2013.


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

October 28 - Pastor Partnership Breakfast, District Office

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

November 8 - Firm Foundations, Martin Luther High School, 
November 15-16 - C-LECT, Concordia University Wisconsin

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 Week

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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