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)
March 10, 2014
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June 9-13, 2014





Forgiveness is not an emotion, it's a decision.

- Randall Worley


  CCSSCCSS Seminar


Looking for engaging and practical professional development?

Grasp an overview of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), explore the shifts in instruction and assessment they require, develop new tools, and strategize on how to maintain the uncommon quality of your Christian school... "Uncommon Core Considerations for Christian Schools."

This seminar, designed for both school administrators and classroom practitioners, will examine how the CCSS impacts curriculum and assessment, textbooks, parents, and--most importantly--our Christian faith and identity. The event will provide an overview of the CCSS movement, its supporters and detractors, and practical and spiritual considerations for schools, teachers, and administrators. It will be an active and engaging event with a chance to strategize with like-minded educators from across the country. Join us!

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kohlscaresKohl's Cares Field Trip Grant Program

When it comes to kids, Kohl's cares. We are excited to offer field trip grants to eligible schools in the Milwaukee area through our Kohl's Cares Field Trip Grant Program. Teachers, principals, school administrators and guidance counselors are encouraged to submit their school. Kohl's supports kids' health and education initiatives by working with great community partners.

Open only to accredited public or non-profit private schools (K-12) with IRS 501 (c)(3) status in these WI counties: Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha. Program begins 2/28/14 and ends 5/2/14 (or sooner depending on allocation of grant monies per field trip location). Grant monies awarded on a first-come, first-served basis at Kohl's sole discretion. Submission of application does not obligate Kohl's to award grant money. Click here for Official Rules.
   Click here to Register and Apply

kohlKohl Foundation Award Winners



Congratulations to the following Kohl award winners:


Kimberly Hoffman - St. John's, Racine (Teacher Fellowship Award)

Lauren Chorowicz - Sheboygan Lutheran High School (Student Excellence Award)

Maxim Riederer - Milwaukee Lutheran High School (Student Initiative Award)

Lainie Fickau - Lake Country Lutheran High School ( Student Initiative Award)


We would also like to thank all that were nominated and applied.  Our District is blessed with wonderful teachers who have a great heart of service, and to our students that represent their schools so well!




Pre-K by Conscription or Choice?

Pre-K by conscription or choice?  That's how John Coons, professor of law, emeritus, at the University of California at Berkeley, frames a central question in the current debate about early education policy.  Will parents be told by the government where to enroll their four-year-olds, or will they have a genuine choice of providers?

Find out more in the March issue of Outlook

Also in the March Outlook:

  • One State Considers Early Ed Scholarships
  • Another State Moves Towards Education Savings Accounts
  • Private School Students at White House Film Festival
  • Icy Weather Video Goes Viral
  • And much more     


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FFFirm Foundation 2014-15

Thank you to all who participated in this past years Firm Foundation program.  We hope you found the information useful as you lead your schools into the future.  Work is already underway for next years program.  While the topic has not yet been determined, the dates have. Please include in your calendars:  


Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday, February 13, 2015

As information comes available, we will make sure it's distributed.
savethedateUpcoming Events

April 11 - Lutheran Schools Night at Miller Park - Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 
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

September 22 - Parent Event with Dr. Tim Elmore, Milwaukee Lutheran High School

September 23 - Administrators' Conference, Concordia University Wisconsin

November 14 - PCW Conference, Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc



June 7-9 - District Convention, Concordia University Wisconsin   

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


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Registering for any of these events.  If the event is not open yet, we will communicate when it will be.

Passionate Believers...Confessing Christ!

Mark L'Heureux
Education Executive

Robin Mueller
Administrative Assistant

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