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)
May 4, 2015
 In This Issue

   - Opportunity to support
      a Racine Lutheran
      High School Athlete
   - Jurss scholarship
   - Prayer Requests



God Works


It's hard to believe another year is drawing to a close. All administrators and teachers experience the highs and lows throughout the school year, so here is a simple question to consider; Have you seen God work this school year?  While it's a simple question, it's probably more complex to answer. Maybe in some cases the situation you are working through hasn't been resolved and you are waiting to see how God will work. Even as you experienced the highs, it might have been easy to recognize someone else's efforts, maybe even your own. Don't feel bad, you're in good company - all sinners do it!


While it's almost impossible to visit every school every year, these have been the highlight of my time in the District Office. I have seen many wonderful school ministries, including supportive congregational church leaders, administrators and teachers that "get it" and truly evident that God works in those places. But God only works through His disciples, those who have been Called according to His purpose. South Wisconsin is unique in many perspectives compared to other Districts. We encompass all educational ministers, rural, suburban, urban, special education, homeschool partnerships and collegiate education. Not every District can say that each of these areas thrive like they do in SWD. And the partnerships that exist between us is priceless!  


God has, is and will continue to work in our educational ministries. Highs and lows will continue to be experienced, and yet God will work through it all.  


Remain faithful and true to your convictions and beliefs and see some amazing things!



vacanciesTeacher Vacancies


Just a reminder to notify the District office when you are issuing a call and when a position has been filled so we can update the District website.

edexecNominations for SWD Education Executive


Nominations are now being accepted for the position of Executive Assistant to the President/School Superintendent. If you would like to nominate someone, please email any names to Karen Rayner


Job Description





EDG 510 - Writing a Professional Development Plan (PDP), 1 credit, $250

Concordia Mequon Campus

June 18-19, 8:30 - 4:00 pm both days

Alan Bitter, Instructor     alan.bitter@wlc.edu       414-443-8565


CUW Grad Admissions contact for Registration Information:

Amber Hayden    262-243-4551     amber.hayden@cuw.edu


EDG 810 - Writing a Professional Development Plan (PDP), 1 credit, $250

Online - Available to take for spring term


CUW Grad Admissions contact for Online:

Pilar Rios     262-243-2066     pilar.rios@cuw.edu


This course will assist the 2nd year teacher in the development of a PDP, as required for renewal of the Wisconsin State Teaching License under Wisconsin Statute PI 34.  The instructor will assist beginning teachers in writing a reflection of their first year experiences, selecting two teaching standards for their plan, writing goal statements, and planning activities to carry out their plan.  The instructor will then serve as the University (IHE) Rep on each student's PDP team.

noahsarkSWD Youth and Family Day at Noah's Ark

Friday, June 19

Join us for a day of fun, food and fellowship. 


$29 per person (2 and under are free)


Includes entry to Noah's Ark and an all you can eat lunch buffet.


Order forms will be available soon!

nlsaNLSA Reporting
Please peruse the following items regarding NLSA reporting.

Reports are due May 15.

NSteachersN/S Teachers' Conference

November 11-12, 2015

Kalahari Resort and Convention Center

Wisconsin Dells


Keynote Speaker: Scott Taylor


Let's RAP at the Dells!  

Relationships, Analysis, Practice!


Scott Taylor will share how building Relationships improves school culture, how Analyzing data improves student achievement and how using "best Practice" improves instruction. Scott will share how RAP can improve your school culture and your achievement in three exciting sessions. Come and hear Scott talk, sing and RAP about teaching and learning.


Registration, lodging and more information is available on the District website.


AroundtheDistrictAround the District

Opportunity to support a Racine Lutheran High School Athlete

It is with great pride that I announce that one of Racine Lutheran High School's seniors Emily Hlavacek has been selected to play on the Division 4 South All Star Team in the annual Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All Star Game. This is quite an achievement as Emily was selected to the team from all the players in our school's state athletic division in order to participate in this State All-Star basketball game. The game will be played at the Just-A-Game Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells on Friday, June 19.


The main function of the WBCA games is to raise money for the MACC (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) Fund, and all proceeds go directly to this fund. Each athlete is asked to secure sponsors.  All the players involved in this event need to raise $500 in order to participate. I am hoping that you might help Emily by contributing as a "sponsor" for this event. 


Information on how you can be a "sponsor" and support Emily.



Jurss Wins $1,000 SWD LCEF Scholarship!

Congratulations Jordyn Jurss! Jordyn is the 2015 South Wisconsin District (SWD) Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) $1,000 Scholarship award winner. Jordyn is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Sheboygan, Wisconsin and is studying Lutheran Elementary Education with a minor in mathematics at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW). 



Prayer Request

Prayers for Rev. Peter Kelm as he recovers from surgery.

Prayers for those planning the 2015 District Convention in June.
 eventsUpcoming Events


May 15 - District Financial Aid Applications Due


June 7-9 - District Convention, Concordia University Wisconsin

June 19 - SWD Youth and Family Day at Noah's Ark, Wisconsin Dells 


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


July 16-20 - National Youth Gathering, New Orleans

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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