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)
February 16, 2015
 In This Issue

State Action

  - Prayer Requests



Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap

 but by the seeds you plant.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson


delegatesAdvisory Delegates for Synod Convention

In accordance with the Synodical Handbook, all ordained and commissioned ministers whose names appear on the official roster of the SWD are required to attend the Convention. Rostered commissioned ministers, even if retired or not serving, are advisory delegates and may not act as a lay delegate.


For every 60 rostered Ministers of Reglion--Commissioned, the SWD is entitled to 1 advisory delegate [Bylay] to the national LCMS Convention in Milwaukee, July 9-14, 2016. The election of these delegates and alternates (13 each) will take place during registration at the SWD Convention at CUW, June 7, 2015.


Please share the following form with all of your rostered commissioned workers.

Advisory Delegate Nomination Form

portalUpdating Staff on the Portal

When updating your staff on the Portal, please do not delete teachers from the Portal. They should be moved to their new school or to the District. Please contact Robin if you have staff that are no longer serving at your school.

lutheranschoolsnightLutheran Schools Night at Miller Park

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates


$17 tickets - Loge Outfield Box


Special food pricing at Miller Park:

$4 - nachos & domestic beer, $1 - small sodas & hot dogs 


Orders due at the District office by Wed., March 25. 


Flyer      General Information      Student Ticket Order form       School Ticket Order form

stateactionState Action


Hopefully by now you have seen Governor Walker's proposed budget.  In the coming months, both WCRIS and SCW will be asking for your help to contact legislators in support of a variety of items, but specifically to the proposed voucher program.   Please take action on these items as well as get your parents involved as an advocate: http://www.wcris.org/becomeanadvocate.cfm


Please also note the updated list of vendors (via the DPI website) who are working towards being compliant.  As mentioned, which I know some of you have, contact your current provider (if you have one) to determine the their compliance with Ed-Fi.  If you do not have a vendor, common ones being used in our area are TADS, Sycamore, Fast Direct and Skyward.

cuwpromiseConcordia Promise and Dual Credit
CUW promise

With preparations for the fall semester and high school class registration right around the corner, I wanted to remind you of the opportunity your students have to earn college credit and high school credit concurrently.  Concordia University has stepped out boldly to help students of Christian high schools get a head start on college to save both time and money!


We recently launched our new Concordia Promise scholarship that drastically reduces the student cost for Dual Credit courses.  The scholarship brings the cost down to only $50 per credit.  Credits are generally transferable as core curriculum courses.  However, the students are also eligible for the Concordia Promise Plus tuition back grant if they choose Concordia University (Wisconsin or Ann Arbor) for their undergraduate studies.  That means students can get college credits essentially FREE!  Please view the following links for more information:

Please view the following links for more information about Dual Creditand our fully online courses:

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2015 Semester. The deadline to submit all application materials is Friday, July 31.


Classes that will be offered in a fully online format pending enough student interest include: Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Psychology, American Civilization, Civilization and Worldviews: Literature, Introduction to Writing, Principles of Management, Principles of Economics, Principles of Marketing, Introduction to Business Writing, American Government, Accounting I, Accounting II, and Foundations of Computer Science. 


Please let me know how I can be helpful to you in sharing this dual credit information with your students and school families. 


My goal is to ensure that the dual credit experience is positive and beneficial for the students and the participating high schools.  Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you have regarding the dual credit courses or the Concordia Promise program.


Kathryn Baganz, MA

Dual Credit Coordinator

Instructional Design Consultant

Office of Continuing and Distance Education

Concordia University Wisconsin

12800 N Lakeshore Drive

Mequon, WI 53097

262.243.2077 | kathryn.baganz@cuw.edu

TTFTeaching the Faith Workshops
teaching the faith



Three Teaching the Faith Workshops will be held this Spring:


April 12 - Living Word Child Development Center, Jackson

April 27 -  Grace Lutheran Church, Menomonee Falls

May 3 - Peace Lutheran Church, New Berlin 


Registration information will be available soon.

wibidaWIBIDA Conference

Please join us at the spring conference of The Wisconsin Branch of the International Dyslexia Association at the Tundra Lodge, Green Bay. Take advantage of early bird rates before March 18.

Conference Flyer 


Conference Registration 


Conference Info 


wcrisWCRIS Leadership Conference 2016



Plan now to attend our 2016 conference featuring Dr. Robert Marzanoas keynote speaker!

Please save  Friday, February 5, 2016 and plan to join us at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee for the Ninth Annual WCRIS Leadership Conference. 

AroundtheDistrictAround the District

Prayer Request

Please keep Wally Haas in your prayers as he goes through chemo.
 eventsUpcoming Events


February 25 - SLED nominations are due


March 25 - Lutheran Schools Night ticket orders are due


April 11 - Lutheran School Night at Miller Park - Brewers vs. Pirates 


April 12 - Teaching the Faith Workshop - Living Word Child Development Center, Jackson


April 27 - Teaching the Faith Workshop - Grace Lutheran Church, Menomonee Falls

May 3 - Teaching the Faith Workshop - Peace Lutheran Church, New Berlin 


June 7-9 - District Convention, Concordia University Wisconsin


August 7 - Early Childhood Literacy Festival, CUW


August 14 - New Worker Orientation, District office


August 14 - Firm Foundations


November 6 - Firm Foundations


November 12-13 - NWD/SWD Teachers' Conference, Kalahari Resort, WI Dells



February 5 - WCRIS Leadership Conference

February 12 - Firm Foundations 

July 9-14 - Synod Convention, Mlwaukee

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 for the Next Generation!

Mark L'Heureux
Education Executive

Robin Mueller
Administrative Assistant

SWD School Ministry | 414-464-8102  |  FAX - 414-464-0602
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Milwaukee, WI 53222
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