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)
April 28, 2014
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June 9-13, 2014




Better is a dry morsel with quietness,

Than a house full of feasting with strife.

-  Proverbs 17:1  (The New King James Version)


CalldocsCall Documents
The most recent change in the offset for commissioned ministers will be effective July 1. The call documents have been revised to reflect this change, but will not be available until July 1. If you are issuing calls now, you may choose to not fill in the information regarding the regular basis on page 5.

The most current version is 3.4, which reflects the change in benefit information on page 4. Please make sure you are using this version when issuing calls.

 aidStudent Financial Aid
The District has money available to assist individuals who are studying to be a full-time church worker at one of the Concordia universities or seminaries. The deadline for applications is May 15.    Information and Application Forms

If you have anyone retiring at the end of the school year, please let me know. The District has a gift for them. I would like to attend their recognition celebration, if I am available. If I am not available, possibly one of the Regional Superintendents could attend.

 salarySalary Suggestions for 2014
The Salary Suggestions for 2014, including preschool and day care workers, is posted on the District website.
Our teams recent trip to the Dominican Republic provided professional development with our partnership school, Concordia Lutheran. Dawn Walker, principal, First Immanuel, Cedarburg, (third row on left) is with her third grade teacher, Casey Miller (back row on left) (2013 SWD Teacher of the Year). The other training team members are Bob Ziegler (front row) and Larry Ryan (third row) from St. Michaels Lutheran in Fort Meyers, FL.





         Casey Miller with students from Concordia Lutheran 

  yelltellYell and Tell


I've had a few responses to the Yell and Tell program. I understand that this is a busy time of year to schedule one more thing. However, I don't want this to fall off the radar.


If your intent is to participate, please send me an  email by Friday, May 9. The proposed training event will not take place until we have more definitive numbers.

 colloquyColloquy Scholarships
This year we have a new plan designed to provide a little breathing room for teachers and other church workers who desire to enter the Colloquy Program:

* From June 2014 through June 2015, tuition for each class in the colloquy program will be reduced from $720 to $649. That's all courses in all months from June to June. That should help!

* In addition, the Old Testament Scholarship will remain in force all year. This scholarship covers full tuition for the first course in the program, allowing each student to enter the program with ease.

* Finally, as a special gift to those teachers who can start the program this summer with a class in June, we have a Gracious Gift Scholarship available. All teachers who enroll and begin the program in June 2014 will receive a scholarship worth $100 for
each class they need to take in the program (through June 2015). This scholarship is available to new colloquy students only, and is offered first come, first served. We have a limited number of Gracious Gift Scholarships available, so teachers should
contact CUEnet right away at 1-800-238-3037 or at info@cuenet.edu to register for their June class.

All of this means that a teacher who begins the Colloquy Program this June could (assuming she can take advantage of all the gifts listed above) finish the entire program over the next year at a cost of $3843, a significant savings over the regular tuition of $5760! I hope you will share this news with all of your staff. If you have questions, please
feel free to contact us right away.

More information is available at www.cuenet.edu..

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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!

Agenda and Sectional Descriptions

Registration Form  
 eventsUpcoming Events


May 4 - Teaching the Faith Workshop - Blessed Savior, New Berlin

May 15 - NLSA Annual and Visiting Team Reports due 
June 9-13 - Lutheran Church Workers Couples Retreat, Heartland Retreat Center, Trego, WI

August 1 - Early Childhood Literacy Festival, Concordia University Wisconsin

August 8 - New Worker Orientation, District Office

September 12 - Pre-Retirement Workshop - Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Sun Prairie

September 13 - Pre-Retirement Workshop - District office

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


Click on the link to
register 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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