South Wisconsin District - LCMS 
"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)
October 6, 2014
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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
~ C. S. Lewis


wcrisFuture WCRIS conferences and LEA Convocation

Several of you have asked when LEA and WCRIS events are taking place for the 2015/2016 calendar year.  Here is what we know as of today: 


February 5, 2016 - WCRIS Administrators Conference - Country Springs Hotel, Pewaukee


February 10, 2017 - WCRIS Administrators ConferenceCountry Springs Hotel, Pewaukee


In the coming weeks, LEA will announce their triennial Convocation dates and location.  This will be held in the fall of 2016.


Certification in Lutheran Early Childhood Teaching (C-LECT)
This certification will:
  • Provide Early Childhood professionals with a foundation of Lutheran thought and teaching
  • Introduce Early Childhood professionals to the mission and ministry of the Early Childhood Education in the church
  • Assist Early Childhood professionals in supporting the faith life of young children

November 7-8, 2014 or February 6-7, 2015


The registration deadline is October 24, 2014 or January 23, 2015.



rosettaRosetta Stone
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod is partnering with Rosetta Stone
for a unique purchasing opportunity. This offer is to make renewal
subscriptions available for one full year of access for up to five levels
of Rosetta Stone in the language of choice.

By purchasing as a group we have been able to negotiate rates down from $129 a subscription to $79 a subscription. A minimum of 10 learners must be purchased by a participating school. This can also be used on and off campus.

Over 25 different languages are available, including Spanish and Mandarin Chinese!

Please have any interested schools contact me to place an order for their school.


Jon Holder
Rosetta Stone®
Field Territory Manager, Education Sales K12


(816) 260-6126

T  (540) 236-7942


webinarsNLSA webinars
The schedule for most of the NLSA Exemplary School Best Practice webinars is now available at Luthed.org. Matt Bergholt has done a great job reorganizing the NLSA tab. It is much cleaner and easier to find information. I encourage you to take the time to visit the updated Lutheran school portal.


Thanks to all who have publicized Best Practice Webinars with their schools. Lots of powerful practices will be shared via these webinars again this year. If you missed the live events you may login to the portal to view the archived webinars on-demand. Administrators attending the live event and then sharing the recorded event with their faculty has become a common PD practice.
HFJHearts for Jesus
The recipient for the 2014/2015 Hearts for Jesus is:


CPTLN (Cristo Para Todas Las Naciones or "Christ for all nations") is made up of several District congregations, supported by our District and Lutheran Hour Ministries, working together in Hispanic outreach ministry. This ministry supports four congregations from our District: Santa Cruz, Racine; Grace, Milwaukee; Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee; and St. Martini, Milwaukee. Resource materials are being developed and should be available by the end of December.
DuedatesReport/Form/Registration Due Dates
November 1
  • School Statistical Report
November 26
  • Kohl student excellence nominations
AroundtheDistrictAround the District

 eventsUpcoming Events
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 - WCRIS Administrators Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Madison


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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