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Mercy Forever
"For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
Mark 10:45 (ESV)
September 15, 2014
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Forgiveness is every person's deepest need and 

the greatest quality of being like Jesus.

~ Franklin Graham

parenteventParent Event with Dr. Tim Elmore


Monday, September 22, 2014
Milwaukee Lutheran High School
9700 W. Grantosa Dr.
"Performing a Balancing Act for our Kids"  -  Dr. Tim Elmore


directoryDirectory Form
School Directory Form - Please email or fax your directory form TODAY!  Thank you to all the schools who have submitted their forms.
Through a partnership with Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Learning.com helps schools and districts implement digital learning initiatives by providing discounted digital curriculum, assessments, and tools. 

Our digital curriculum and assessments make it easy to integrate technology into instruction and equip students with the 21st century skills they need for Next-Generation Assessments, college, and the workforce.

A number of LCMS member schools are already using Learning.com to improve their student outcomes. Find out how you can take advantage of this partnership and receive special pricing on solutions to prepare your students for tomorrow's success.


Susan Bowcutt 800.580.4640 x3223

DuedatesReport/Form/Registration Due Dates
September 15
  • School - Lutheran Annual Form  -  copy to District office - original to Rosters and Statistics
  • Parent Event registration
  • Administrators' Conference registration
September 26
  • Kohl teacher fellowship nomination
October 1
  • NLSA Fees to Synod and District
October 3
  • NLSA Captains and Consultants registration

November 26
  • Kohl student excellence nominations
adminconfAdministrators' Conference
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Concordia University Wisconsin - Terrace Room

"Marching Off the Map: Pioneering New Territory to Meet the Needs of Students Today"
Dr. Tim Elmore


We are marching off the map into a new decade of student development. Baby Boomers challenged educators and leaders with the fascination of the T.V, the one-eyed babysitter. Now Generation Y provides challenges with their need to have a portable device on them at all times. How do we lead this new generation of "firsts"?

In this new speaking event for your school or campus, faculty and staff will learn: 

  • How students' brains are different today, since they've grown up with pixels and screens
  • What educators can do to increase attention spans in students and their grasps of major concepts
  • When creativity is most essential and what adults  can do to engage students' creativity
  • What the critical elements are that we must furnish for student success. And more...

Cost:  $100, includes lunch and the book "artificial maturity"

Register online before Monday, September 15. 

CPSConcordia Plan Services

Workers Can Enroll as Dependents

Effective 1/1/2015, workers can enroll as a dependent under their spouse's Concordia Health Plan (CHP) coverage during this year's Annual Open Enrollment period (9/15/14-10/15/14).

Concordia Plan Services amended its policy to allow a husband and wife, who are both employed by the same or different LCMS employers, to enroll in the CHP as a family under the employer of their choosing in any of the CHP options such employer offers.

Click here to learn more


KohnteacherKohl Teacher Fellowship Program

The purpose of the Herb Kohl Teacher Fellowship program is to recognize and support teaching excellence and innovation in the State of Wisconsin, USA. Our goal is to support teachers in the pursuit of their unrealized goals for their classrooms or professional development. Annually, the Foundation awards one hundred Wisconsin teachers with $1,000 Kohl Fellowship grants, and each Kohl Fellowship recipient's school receives a matching $1,000 grant. Recipients' professional accomplishments are celebrated at a recognition luncheon in the spring. Wisconsin's religious and independent schools receive a proportionate number of the total fellowships awarded each year.

To be eligible to compete for a fellowship, a teacher must be nominated by a: 
* parent 
* teacher 
* student 
* community member, or 
* school administrator

Classroom teachers in Pre-K through grade 12 who plan to continue teaching in their current capacity for at least the following year are eligible for nomination.

Nomination Form   -   Nominations are due September 26.


chapelChapel Offering Opportunities

A Ban Against Neglect (ABAN), Wheat Ridge Ministries' newest INSPIRE project, is bringing healing and hope for a brighter future to young women and their babies living on the streets of Accra, Ghana.

ABAN is solving two problems with one solution. Every day, over 40 tons of plastic waste from drinking water bags is thrown into the streets of Accra. Every night, over 30,000 children fall asleep on those same streets. ABAN provides some of these street girls with safe shelter and food as well as an education and the opportunity to learn a trade, make a living and secure a future, while at the same time helping to transform their city into a healthier environment.  Learn more about ABAN, a current Wheat Ridge Ministries grantee.


Sharing the Good News with other believers in Christ

We need your continued support and prayers as we move forward with this collaboration to provide Gospel related materials for teachers, administrators and students.

Our team was invited to come to Accra and work with the school administrators and teachers.  This is a group of 5 Lutheran schools, with over 150 teachers and 2800 students all wanting to learn more about the Gospel and develop a personal relationship with their Lord as they teach and learn.

Opportunities to donate to the global EdAchieve initiative include:

  • Only $5.00 will purchase a Bible that will go directly to the 5 Accra Lutheran Schools.
  • We have a partnership with Family Christian Books Stores. Donate now! We will purchase a bulk shipment from Family Christian. Our goal is $5000 by Dec. 25th,  2014.Your $5.00 donate will last an eternity. It is the cost of a Starbucks drink.
Money must be directly donated to EdAchieve. We will purchase a bulk shipment to go directly to our schools shipped by Family Christian Book Stores -Ghana Bible Project! Our goal is to raise $5000 by October 15th, 2014.


     Learn more











NLSATrainingNLSA Captains and Consultants Training

Monday, October 13, 2014

10:00 - 2:45 (lunch included)

District Office



Register online by Friday, October 3.

All participants will need to have access to the Captain and Consultant Manuals, available on the Lutheran School Portal, under the NLSA tab, as well as Section 5 (per attachment).


YIclubY.I Challenge

The Young Investors (Y.I.) Challenge will again be offered this school year. Six LCMS churches/schools in the upper Midwest districts will each win $1,000!

To Participate


Your church/school should register by Nov. 1 (if at all possible) in order to receive communication materials. Registration should be completed by at least one individual (a team leader) per church/school with a valid email address. REGISTER HERE.

LCEF Promotion Materials for Churches and Schools



CPHConcordia Publishing House - Career Opportunity
Concordia Publishing House is hiring a Director of Curriculum Resources.

More Information

Job Description 
AroundtheDistrictAround the District

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

September 23 - Administrators' Conference, Concordia University Wisconsin

October 11 - Lutheran Grade School State Cross Country Meet - Concordia University Wisconsin

October 13 - NLSA Captains and Consultants Training, District office

October 24-26 - Lutheran Grade School State Volleyball Championship
November 7 - Firm Foundations, Martin Luther High School, Greendale

November 7-8 - CLECT Seminar, Concordia University Wisconsin

November 14 - PCW Conference, Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc



January 14-16 - POLS, Christ Lutheran Church, Phoenix, AZ


January 31 - Passionate Believers Conference, Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church and School, Hartland

February 6-7 - CLECT Seminary, St. John Lutheran Church, Portage

February 12-14 - LEA National Administrators' Conference, Orlando, Florida

February 13 - Firm Foundations, Martin Luther High School, Greendale 


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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