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)
March 16, 2015
 In This Issue

  - Prayer Requests




If God is in control, then luck doesn't exist.

callsCalls and Vacancies
As you make decisions on your vacancies, please let us know when you issue calls so we can reflect it on our list on the website. Also, as you fill positions, please let us know so we can remove the listing on the website. Call documents for new graduates need to come through the District office first. All calls from the field, send a copy of the call document to me.

Please note: All rostered workers should receive a call, whether full-time or part-time. All rostered workers need to be installed in order to remain on the roster.

Please notify the District of any teachers that will be retiring at the end of the the school year. The District has a gift for them and if Mark is available, he would like to present it at their recognition service.

TTFTeaching the Faith Workshops
Please share this information with your early childhood teachers - through 2nd grade. 

Sunday, April 12 - Living Word Child Development Center, Jackson - 2:00-4:30 pm

Monday, April 27 - Grace Lutheran Church, Menomonee Falls - 6:00-8:30 pm

Sunday, May 3 - Peace Lutheran Church, New Berlin - 2:00-4:30 pm


Registration ends April 6.
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

schoolchoiceSchool Choice
school choice

School Leaders,


Debate surrounding Wisconsin's school choice programs are heating up and our voice needs to be heard!  The members of the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee will be holding hearings throughout the state over the next two weeks to hear feedback on Governor Walker's proposed budget.  School Choice Wisconsin is working hard to make sure the best interest of students and the program are taken into account but we need your help.  Here is what you can do:

  • Contact ALL of the members of the Joint Finance Committee and ask them to Support School Choice Expansion and to fight for Fair Funding.  JFC members phone numbers and email addresses can be found on our website at:
  • Click HERE and fill out an email form to contact your state legislators and the Governor asking them to Expand Parental Choice with Fairly Funded Vouchers!
  • Utilize the attached "School Choice Works" images on your social media and website.
  • Attend a Joint Finance Committee hearing.  Hearing dates can be found HERE.
Please pass this email on to your supporters, families, boards, etc.  As always do not hesitate to contact SCW with any questions! We thank you for your support! 

After the first Joint Finance hearing on the Budget, it was not a bad day in the media for us. 


We didn't have a big turn out of our folks but we got fair coverage by TV. That's worth a lot in the court of public opinion, which influences legislators.


You can see the video report by NBC 26 Green Bay but also read the story, which is longer at: http://www.jrn.com/nbc26/news/Budget-Hearing-Session-in-Brillion-Draws-Hundreds-296803691.html


Also, WCRIS Principal Doug Olig, of St. Mary's Springs Academy, Fond Du Lac, was quoted by Fox 11 in Green Bay: http://fox11online.com/2015/03/18/citizens-sounding-off-on-state-budget/. Nice job!


Please share these links with your schools and encourage principals to attend the remaining hearings and bring some students. 


Please have the Principals call us beforehand so we can help them make the best use of their time and efforts. School Choice Wisconsin will provide T-shirts and can reimburse cost of transportation.


Have a blessed week!



Sharon L. Schmeling

Executive Director

WI Council of Religious & Independent Schools

110 East Main Street, Suite 802

Madison, WI 53703

(608) 287-1224



delegatesDistrict Convention

All the information and registration forms for the District Convention,

June 7-9, at Concordia University Wisconsin are available on the District website.

Commissionined Minister Advisory Delegates for the 2016 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  - Due April 30.


Online registration is now open and the registration forms are available on the District website.

AroundtheDistrictAround the District

Prayer Request

Please keep Mark L'Heureux in your prayers as he has received a call to serve Christ Lutheran School, Lincoln, NE.

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


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 13-17 - Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week


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


April 30 - Advisory Delegate Nomination Forms due

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
8100 West Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53222
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