South Wisconsin District - LCMS 
Weekly Schools Notes
"God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord."
I Corinthians 1:9 (ESV)
August 3, 2015
 In This Issue


   - Prayer Requests

LCEF south wisconsin district
Lutheran Church Extenstion Fund
Summer Camps

As always, summer has moved much too quickly and we are only weeks away from greeting students at the doors of our Lutheran schools. In the coming days and weeks, you will be meeting with faculty and staff to prepare them for the great opportunities they will have this year to share the Gospel message with the children in their classrooms.


Before I go any further, though, allow me to introduce myself. I was born and raised in West Allis, WI and was blessed to receive a Lutheran education in the South Wisconsin District. I attended St. Paul's Lutheran School in West Allis, Martin Luther High School in Greendale, and Concordia University in Mequon (CUW). After graduating from CUW, I taught middle school social studies at St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School on the northwest side of Milwaukee until 2007. I accepted the Call to be Principal of Mt. Olive Lutheran School in 2007 where I served until last week. I am honored to work alongside of principals, teachers, and others in the schools of the South Wisconsin District.


I am the oldest of three children and am lucky to have an extended family in the Metro Milwaukee area. I married my wife, Megan, in 2008 and together we have a son, James, who was born in November 2013. James shows us each day that he really does not need sleep to survive. Obviously, we love him dearly and are enjoying growing together as a family. Recently, he has begun to pray (all in gibberish, of course)...maybe he is a Pentecostal?


It is my goal to serve you and your staffs as you go about preparing a new generation in the Lutheran faith. If you would like me to meet with faculty, parents, or other stakeholders, please let me know. I am also willing to lead chapels if you would like. Mark L'Heureux did an excellent job as Education Executive of the South Wisconsin District and I have "big shoes" to fill. Please be patient with me as it will take some time for me to get my bearings within this position.


I plan on continuing Mark's practice of sending out a weekly email on Monday of each week. If I can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me at:

414-464-8100 ext. 21

414-238-1924 - Cell Phone

registrationremindersRegistration Reminders

If you haven't registered yet for the New Worker Orientation or Firm Foundations, please complete the online registration TODAY!


New Worker Orientation

Firm Foundations

annualformSchools Lutheran Annual Form

The School - Lutheran Annual Form will be mailed to the schools in August. Please complete the form and return it to Rosters and Statistics and mail a copy to the District office.


rosettaRosetta Stone

We are excited to announce that we will be continuing our partnership with Rosetta Stone for the upcoming school year.  The 2014-2015 school year was a very successful partnership and we are looking forward to continuing our relationship with Rosetta Stone.


Schools will be able to purchase subscriptions again this year starting at $79 with a minimum of 20 learners.  There will also be site license pricing made available that will be delivered by Rosetta Stone.  Our Rosetta Stone representative, Jon Holder will be reaching out to you in the District offices soon to give you more details on this partnership.  Will you please share this information with your schools so that our partnership can continue?  Orders will need to be placed by October 1, 2015.


Additional information will be shared via the Lutheran School Portal, on the School Ministry social media sites, and through information in the summer mailing to schools.
NSteachersN/S Teachers' Conference

November 12-13, 2015

Kalahari Resort and Convention Center

Wisconsin Dells


Let's RAP at the Dells!  

Relationships, Analysis, Practice!


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


Lodging room types have been updated on the website - 5/11/15.


Early Childhood Workshop - Teaching the Faith - will be held on Wednesday, November 11.


yiclubY.I. Club


Lutheran Church Extension Fund's Y.I. Club is a great account for your loved ones ages 0-18 years old. Y.I. Club members learn to save for future needs, participate in community service, strive for good grades, be good stewards and support LCMS ministry.


AroundtheDistrictAround the District

Prayer Request

Prayers for Rev. Peter Kelm while he continues with chemotherapy.

Prayers for Chris Cody as he begins his new ministry at the District office.
 eventsUpcoming Events


August 7 - Early Childhood Literacy Festival, CUW


August 11 - New Worker Orientation, District office - NEW DATE


August 14 - Firm Foundations

September 29 - Administrators' Conference, CUW 


November 6 - Firm Foundations|

November 11 - Teaching the Faith Workshop - Kalahari Resort, WI Dells 


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!

Chris Cody
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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