Brookfield, Immanuel - Director of Parish Music
Janesville, Mt. Calvary - DCE/EC Director
Milwaukee, Mt. Olive - Director of Church/School Music
Oshkosh, Trinity - Teacher - 4K, half-time
Watertown, Lebanon - Teacher - Math/Science/ Technology, part-time
The author of Psalm 95 scribed these words. "Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song." Certainly, the author had something to be joyful and thankful for. Are we of that same mindset in our schools, classrooms and homes?
In a few short weeks, we will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Even though Thanksgiving is not an official holiday of the church year, many congregations and schools give it special recognition. As Christian followers, we recognize and celebrate major church holidays like Christmas and Easter for good portions of the church year. But like me, and many others, we often leave the celebration to one day, or a few, before becoming numb to the hoopla. Unfortunately this is true for many.
Christ didn't come to be celebrated two dates in the calendar (His birth and resurrection). Everyday, we are to remember God's promise of a Savior in the life, death and resurrection of His Son. Thanksgiving should be the same. Yes, we will take time on November 28 to give thanks and hold up the blessings we've been blessed to experience, but we should not limit this to one day. A number of people I'm friends with
on Facebook have posted a daily "Thankful" message. These are encouraging to read, and my encouragement to you.
Make a "Thankful" lists. Who and what would it include? Now take it a step further - if you included a person on the list, tell them. Lift their spirits, make their day. As well, God encourages us to be thankful - specifically to him, whom all blessings flow! May our joy and thankfulness overflow to those around you.
Peace and Joy,
|School Statistics Needed|
The following schools have not submitted their school statistics report. Please submit it on the Portal or complete a blank form and send it to the District office by Friday, November 8.
City, State - School Name
Baraboo, WI - Our Savior Lutheran Preschool
East Troy, WI - Good Shepherd Lutheran School
Franklin, WI - Risen Savior Luth Preschool
Fredonia, WI - St John Lutheran Preschool
Greendale, WI - Martin Luther High School
Hilbert, WI - St Peter Lutheran School
Hilbert, WI - Trinity Lutheran Daycare
Howards Grove, WI - Trinity Lutheran Preschool
Jackson, WI - Living Word Lutheran High School
Kenosha, WI - Little Lambs Learning Ctr
Madison, WI - Christ Memorial Lutheran PS
Mayville, WI - Immanuel Lutheran School
Menasha, WI - Trinity Lutheran School
Menomonee Falls, WI - Zion Lutheran School
Milwaukee, WI - Covenant Child Care Center
Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Lutheran High School
Milwaukee, WI - Sherman Park Lutheran School
Milwaukee, WI - St Peter-Immanuel Luth School
Neenah, WI - New Hope Christian School
North Fond Du Lac, WI - Divine Savior Lutheran Preschool
Oak Creek, WI - Grace Lutheran ECC
Pleasant Prairie, WI - Good Shepherd Lutheran School
Racine, WI - St Johns Lutheran School
Racine, WI - Trinity Lutheran School
Reedsburg, WI - St Peter Lutheran School Sussex, WI - Peace Lutheran Academy
Union Grove, WI - St Paul Lutheran Preschool
Wales, WI - Bethlehem Lutheran Preschool
Watertown, WI - Lebanon Luth Sch/Little Blessings ECC
Wauwatosa, WI - Concordia University School-Pilgrim Campus
Wauwatosa, WI - Pilgrim Child Development Center
West Allis, WI - Trinity Lutheran Early Childhood Center
West Bend, WI - St John Lutheran School
West Bend, WI - St. John's Circle of Friends ECC
West Salem, WI - Lord's Little Lambs Christian Preschool
Westfield, WI - Little Lambs Preschool
Weyauwega, WI - Christ Lutheran School
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.
Parents Satisfied with Schools, Teachers, and Standards
A central premise of the school choice movement is that parents know w hat's best for their children. When they have a choice, parents tend to select schools that match their expectations of what a school should be. Making that match is a source of satisfaction.
A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics confirms the fact that parents who choose their child's school are indeed more satisfied with the school and its various characteristics than parents who are assigned a school by the government.
Find out more about the study in the November issue of Outlook.
Also in the November Outlook:
- Collaborating with Charter Schools
- New Report: Aspirations, Courses, and Performance Differ by School
- Blue Ribbon Applications Almost Ready for Release
- CAPE Adds New Member and Two State Affiliates
- 100% of Participants Satisfied with Government Program
- And much more
|Science Teacher Opportunity - Space Academy|
Throughout the week of Educators @ Space Academy, participants engage in a wide variety of activities that use space to meet math, and science objectives. All activities are correlated to National Science, Math and Reading Standards.
During the program, educators participate in a variety of activities including 45 hours of classroom, laboratory, and field-training. Simulated astronaut training exercises, high-performance jet simulations, scenario-based space missions, and flying programs are just a small sampling of what's in the curriculum.
The District office has four Dell monitors - 17", 19" and two 20" - that are available to a good home. If you are interested in one or all of them, please contact Herman Strozier to make arrangements for pickup.
|Battery/Light Bulb Program|
Following is the updated pricing for batteries, light bulbs and TVs. This offer ends December 29, 2013. Please this with the person responsible for ordering supplies for your school and church.
|Servant Leader Workshop|
Would you like to gain a better understanding of what it means to embrace Sabbath Living?
Would you like to grow personally in areas such as witnessing, praying, studying scriptures and serving?
Are you interested in getting a small taste of what KINDLE is about?
If you said "yes" to any of these questions, then please consider registering yourself and 2 or 3 leaders from your church for the KINDLE Servant Leader Workshop.
|Save the Date - Grace Place Retreat|
Lutheran Church Workers Couples Retreat
Heartland Retreat Center, Trego, WI
June 9-13, 2014
To register and for more details, go to www.graceplacewellness.org or call (314)842-3077 and ask for Patti.
November 8 - Firm Foundations, Martin Luther High School,
November 15 - Curriculum Trak Training, District Office
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
February 13-15 - LEA National Administrators Conference
February 14 - Firm Foundations, Martin Luther High School,
February 22 - Passionate Believers Conference,
Divine Redeemer, Hartland
June 9-13 - Lutheran Church Workers Couples Retreat,
Heartland Retreat Center, Trego, WI
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.