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 27, 2014
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  -  Top Teacher
  -  State Champions

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Your life is to be lived in such a way as to reflect Him,
to show the world the character of God- His love, His peace,
His mercy, His gentleness. You are to live for Him, to accomplish
His will. To miss this purpose is to miss fulfillment.
It is to have existed rather than to have lived.
~ Kay Arthur


Friday, November 14, 2014
Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc




Online Registration                 More Information


TTFTeaching the Faith Workshop

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


Early childhood teachers - infant through 2nd grade - you still have time to register!

Cost:  $20



"Going Beyond the Story:  Everyday with Jesus" 


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


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


Register before Friday, October 31. 


nlsaNLSA / AdvancED - New Process

Schools seeking dual accreditation (AdvancED/NLSA) will make application for both processes directly through the NLSA office in St. Louis. Since NLSA is the managing partner for Lutheran schools seeking accreditation with AdvancED we can provide a significant discount at the time of application for our schools.


Lutheran schools seeking dual accreditation must complete 2 applications, the NLSA application and AdvancEd application, and send them to our office in St. Louis. With the applications they should remit their fees of $450 for NLSA and $825 for AdvancED. Although the attached AdvancEd application indicates there is a $500 application fee, NLSA has negotiated a new rate for our partner schools. Through a single submission process our schools will receive a reduction of $400 in application fees, making the total due $825. Only one check is necessary, and should be made payable to NLSA. This payment will apply to both processes.


As the managing partner for LCMS schools our office will collect and hold applications and submit them together to AdvancED during one of two open enrollment periods (December 15 for schools seeking accreditation in January of the following year and May 15 for schools seeking accreditation in June of the following year).


Applications are able to be filled electronically and printed. Once applications have been received in our office, workspaces for the schools will be opened. Schools may begin their work at that time.


Following are the new application forms for the new process for NLSA and for AdvancED.


NLSA Application for Elementary Schools 


 NLSA Application for Early Childhood Centers


AdvancED Application  


Terry Schmidt 

kohlKohl Fellowships and Scholarships Increased

he Herb Kohl Education Foundation announced that it will triple the amount of all three of its awards! The change will begin with the 2015 recipients, which means this year's awards will be as follows:

  • Teacher Fellowship: Award increasing from $1,000 to $3,000. Teachers will receive $3,000 and their schools will also receive a $3,000 award. Note: The nomination period for this award has ended.
  • Student Excellence: Award increasing from $1,000 to $3,000. Graduating students have until November 26 to apply for this award.
  • Student Initiative: Award increasing from $1,000 to $3,000. Chosen students will receive a $3,000 scholarship to go toward post-secondary education. Note: This award is not competitive- schools are selected by rotation to choose a student to receive the scholarship.
FF2014Firm Foundations - still time to register


There is still time to register for the November 7 workshop!


   Register by Friday, October 31!
LCEFLCEF Scholarships Available


Six LCEF scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000, will be awarded to six graduating high school seniors or current full-time post-secondary students at an accredited institution with at least one year of courses remaining. Candidates must also be members of a congregation belonging to The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod located in one of the following LCMS districts: Iowa East, Iowa West, Minnesota North, Minnesota South, North Dakota, North Wisconsin or South Wisconsin. 

The application deadline is February 28, 2015.



Learn more and apply online at 


AroundtheDistrictAround the District

null Prayer Requests

Please keep the family of Gloria Stelter in your prayers. Gloria was called to her heavenly home Wednesday morning.Gloria was a former principal and teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School, Sheboygan. Her daughter-in-law, Ellen Stelter also taught at Immanuel. Funeral arrangements are pending.



Please keep Jeannine Klein's family in your prayers. Her father, Thomas Stark, was called to his heavenly home on Sunday. There will be a memorial gathering at Hartson Funeral Home, 11111 W. Janesville Rd., Hales Corners, Thursday, October 30, from 5:30 to 7PM. Memorial service 7PM. Jeannine is the principal at Concordia, Sturtevant. 

WISN 12's Top Teacher for October 2014

Congratulations to Rev. Kurt Wenzelburger
Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church and School 


First Immanuel Lutheran School, Cedarburg
(Red Team)

2014 State Volleyball Champions

2nd Place - Divine Redeemer, Hartland
3rd Place - St. John's, Racine
4th Place - St. Paul's, West Allis
5th Place - St. Mark, Green Bay
6th Place - St. James, Shawano
Consolation Champions - Green Bay Trinity
 eventsUpcoming Events
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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