South Wisconsin District - LCMS
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)
November 25, 2013
In This Issue 


Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap

but by the seeds you plant.

- Robert Louis Stevenson  



Prayer of Thanksgiving... Congratulations to Chris Cody and his wife on the birth of their son, James Robert, 8 lb 10 oz. Chris is the principal at Mt. Olive, Milwaukee.
bewellBe Well... Serve Well
The 2013 Be Well Rewards program ends on November 30 (at midnight) so plan your activities accordingly! 

To record your participation, go to BeWellServeWell.com, 

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.)   

LEAnatlconfLEA National Administrators' Conference

LEA National Admin Conf 2014 February 13-15, 2014

Hilton Hotel, St. Louis Airport  

  • $82 hotel rate including the following COMPLIMENTARY features:  Internet, parking, airport shuttle, fitness center 
  • Two worship services, including the opening sermon by LCMS president Matt Harrison 
  • FREE pre-conference lunch session about health care issues by Concordia Plan Services president and CEO Jim Sanft 
  • Major plenary workshop by national speaker Gregory Love about school safety and sexual abuse awareness. 
  • Eighteen (18) sectionals on topics such as staff relationships and care, curriculum mapping, dealing with food allergies, NLSA changes, emerging legal issues, ADD, marketing to GenXers, and working with the Common Core Standards (see registration site for complete list) 
  • Keynote presentation by Terry Schmidt, new LCMS Director of Schools
  • 20-30 exhibitors

Thursday awards banquet with entertainment and Friday dinner event at Busch Stadium (with walking tour)

For more information about the program, and to register, go to the NAC registration site.

ghanaChapel Offering Opportunity

Accra, Ghana
REACH - Realizing Educational Achievement

Sharing the good news in Accra, Ghana

University professors and the travel team have an opportunity to work with 160-180 teachers in Accra, Ghana. These mission-minded teachers want to know how to best teach their studetnts, more importantly, how to teach their students about God's salvation!


The team will be spending six (6) days in Accra working with teachers. They will be the Good News of the Gospel with these teachers and students.



recentlyreadRecently Read...

What are you reading? What would YOUR faculty say?


The "recommended reading" for this newsletter is an article written by Mike Zimmer, NID mission facilitator, in the Concordia Sewards' Issues in Christian Education entitled: "Building Community Bridges through the Lutheran School." This article lists five factors that make up a missional faculty.


Why not download the journal from the CUNE website and then share it with your faculty. It would likely generate some good discussion. If you have "other factors," Mike would like to hear what they are! 
statsSchool Statistics Needed

The following schools have not submitted their school statistics report. Please submit it on the Portal or complete a blank form and fax it to the District office by
Friday, November 15


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

Howards Grove, WI - Trinity Lutheran Preschool

Kenosha, WI - Little Lambs Learning Ctr
Madison, WI - Christ Memorial Lutheran PS

Menasha, WI - Trinity Lutheran School

North Fond Du Lac, WI - Divine Savior Lutheran Preschool

Oak Creek, WI - Grace Lutheran ECC
Pleasant Prairie, WI - Good Shepherd Lutheran School
Reedsburg, WI - St Peter Lutheran School

Union Grove, WI - St Paul Lutheran Preschool
Wales, WI - Bethlehem Lutheran Preschool

Wauwatosa, WI - Pilgrim Child Development Center

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


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. 
artArt Contest - NWD/SWD Teachers' Conference

Art Contest


For the 2015 NWD/SWD Teachers' Conference


All Lutheran high school students are invited to participate in creating a logo for the 2015 North/South Wisconsin Teachers' Conference.  We will be using the theme "Journey Approved" from Judges 18:6 (ESV).  This logo will be used on all promotional materials for the conference.  If you are interested in entering the contest, please refer to the following guidelines:

  • Each submission must be student's own original design
  • The theme words, scripture reference and year (2015) must be visible
  • Logo should be approximately 8 by 11
  • Please do not use the LCMS cross
  • $100 will be awarded to the winner!
  • Submissions may be hand drawn or computer designed
  • Please electronically submit your design in .pdf or .jpg format to jhorn@hcl.org  by January 15, 2014
savethedateUpcoming Events
November 27 - District office closes at noon
November 28-29 - District office closed

December 24-25 - District office closed

December 31 - District office closes at noon 

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 13-15 - LEA National Administrators Conference

February 14 - Firm Foundations, Martin Luther High School, Greendale
February 22 - Passionate Believers Conference, Divine Redeemer, Hartland 
April 14 - Teaching the Faith Workshop - Northwest Lutheran School, Milwaukee 
April 27 - Teaching the Faith Workshop - Trinity-Freistadt, Mequon
May 4 - Teaching the Faith Workshop - Blessed Savior, New Berlin
June 9-13 - Lutheran Church Workers Couples Retreat, Heartland Retreat Center, Trego, WI



November 12-13 - NWD/SWD Teachers' Conference, Kalahari Resort, WI Dells


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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