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 13, 2014
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If God's justice could be recognized as just by

human comprehension, it would not be divine.
~ Martin Luther



Friday, November 14, 2014
Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc



Online Registration

Register by Friday, October 31


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TTFTeaching the Faith Workshop

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


If your early childhood teachers were not able to attend the Teaching the Faith Workshop earlier this Spring, please share this information with them.


Cost:  $20



"Going Beyond the Story:  Everyday with Jesus"

Going beyond the story is an essential piece of authentic faith development. Understanding basic concepts of a Bible story is important, but our goal in this workshop is to go beyond the stories and creatively connect them to the daily lives of young children. 

God works in mysterious ways! Even when we don't see the benefits or outcomes of His work, He is still at work in our lives. There are connections to God's love in many aspects of our classrooms. Whether it is through integration with a science experiment or reading a popular, secular picture book, Jesus is all around us. As educators, it is vital that we are able to help children discover and develop a child's personal connections and experiences to Biblical topics. We hope to support children as they learn to serve God and live by faith in His grace.

If you are attending just the Teaching the Faith Workshop - Register Here


If you are attending the PCWC and the Teaching the Faith Workshop - Click Here to register.

leaLEA LEADnet Tip of the Week
Are they in?  Your admissions counselor (or you!) and your athletic director (maybe you also?) now have access to listservs under the LEADnet umbrella. Register for Admissions Counselors Network (ACnet). Register for Athletic Ministries Directors
(AMDnet). Note that these are not networks in the sense of LEADnet; they are dedicated listservs "sponsored" by LEADnet.
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.


Brochure and Registration

STEPStudent Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP)
STEP is a turn-key classroom curriculum for teachers to prepare 5th-graders for various emergencies and disasters, including tornadoes, flooding and storms. The program also shows students how to put together an emergency kit and develop an emergency plan with their families.

Schools interested in applying for the STEP program must visit http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/STEP/default.asp. Applications are due by Nov. 1, and participants will be notified by Dec. 1. Materials will be distributed to schools in early January, and instruction should be complete by the end of the 2013-2014 academic year.

Teachers are provided with all materials at no cost to the schools, including instructor guides, DVDs and copies of student handouts. All students participating in the program will also receive an emergency kit to take home, which includes a flashlight, first aid kit and emergency blanket. The basic lesson is only one hour of instruction, but teachers can expand the lessons to cover eight hours of materials. 

rosettaRosetta Stone - Last Chance

More schools have participated from the partnership with Rosetta Stone this year more than any other previous year!  


We are in the process of wrapping up the orders coming in from LCMS Schools.  Your schools are able to purchase an online subscription at a negotiated rate of $79 per learner.  A minimum of 10 learners must be purchased by a participating school.  The schools will have access to any language offered by Rosetta Stone.  This can also be used on and off campus.  Please have any interested schools contact me to place an order for their school.


I look forward to working with your schools!


Thanks again,


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


(816) 260-6126

T  (540) 236-7942

AroundtheDistrictAround the District

New teacher installations

Four teachers and one DCE were installed on Sunday, Oct. 5 at Berea Lutheran Church-Granville (located at Granville Luthearn School - formerly Concordia University School). All were called by LUMIN and will be serving in LUMIN schools.

Todd Kohlman - Granville Lutheran School, Milwaukee
Thomas Doty - Granville Lutheran School, Milwaukee, Pilgrim Lutheran School, Wauwatosa and St. Martini Lutheran School, Milwaukee
Gary Janetzke, DCE - LUMIN schools
Lauri Trapp - Renaissance School, Racine
Nicole Tanney - Renaissance School, Racine

Congratulations to Steve and Jen Gettelman as they welcome their new son. Steve is the principal at Grace, Oak Creek.

Steven Wayne Gettelman

Born on 9/20/14 at 7:55 AM

6 lbs. 9 oz.

19 inches 


Please keep Steve, Jen and baby Steven in your prayers as they work through some health issues with Steven.


Please keep the family of Richard Sengele in your prayers. Richard passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 12. He served in the teaching ministry for 41 years with his last 34 years at Mt. Olive Lutheran School, Milwaukee before retiring in 2007.


Visitation will be on Thursday, October 16, from 4-6 pm with the serve at 6 pm. A light reception will follow the service.

 eventsUpcoming Events
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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