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 24, 2015
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Where in the District is Chris

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Share Your Stories
Great things happen in the Lutheran schools of the South Wisconsin District and I want to be able to share these. If you have something you feel is worth sharing, email me at
This morning I had the privilege of leading the Opening Chapel for St. John's Lutheran School in Mayville. The theme for the year at St. John's "The Power of God" based on Romans 1:16: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile."  After talking about what the word "ashamed" meant, I asked what the students thought the opposite of "ashamed" was. Proud. Bold. Confident. These were just some of the answers I received. As Lutheran educators, we certainly should not be ashamed of the Gospel. The world our students are growing up in mocks and ridicules the Gospel. Our students need us to be champions of the Gospel. They need us to be proud of it. They need to see us boldly proclaiming it. Why? If they see that we are proud/bold/confident of the Gospel, they will in turn be proud/bold/confident of the Gospel. And when they are proud of something, they can't help but share it. Our world needs the saving Gospel to be shared boldly and confidently!
discoveryDiscovery Education Streaming
The LCMS School Ministry Office is pleased to announce that we will again be working with Discovery Education Streaming to provide a discounted rate for our Lutheran Schools!  It is time to subscribe for the coming year to receive the discounted rate.  If you are a new school, please use the link below and indicate that you are newly subscribing to Discovery Education Streaming.  If you are a currently subscribed school and did not receive an email from me, please contact me directly with your updated administrator information and email. 
If you are interested in subscribing to Discovery Education Streaming for the 2015-2016 school year, please submit the form at the link below no later than Monday, September 7th.  Once you have completed the form you will receive an email invoice in the coming weeks for you to submit payment for your services at your discounted rate.  Please do not submit payment to the School Ministry Office until you have received this invoice via email.
Discovery Education Discounted Pricing for 2015-2016
Discovery Education Streaming: $4.25/student w/$400 minimum and $1,050 per school max
Discovery Education Streaming Plus:  $6.75/student w/$550 per school minimum and $2,095 per school max
(*Attached is a description of the differences between the Discovery Education Streaming and Streaming Plus services.)
If you have any questions, please contact me and I will be more than willing to help you out!
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ECDirEarly Childhood Director's Retreat



October 17, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living Word Child Development Center
2240 Living Word Ln.

"It's a Cakewalk in Faith"

Presenter:   Gretchen Huesmann

Being a childcare director is like a cake walk... in faith. Sometimes being a  director is sweet, but it can get a little messy. It takes a lot of ingredients - love, joy, patience, teamwork, cooperation, determination, time, but most important of all is our faith in our Lord Jesus.

Join us for a day of devotions, rejuvenation with our keynote speaker Gretchen Huesmann, and fun as we decorate cakes and share ideas with other directors in the LCMS South Wisconsin District. You can   literally have your cake and eat it too!

Cost - includes lunch (and cake) :
$25 - by August 15
$35 - August 16-October 7





adminconfAdministrators' Conference
September 29, 2015
Concordia University Wisconsin
Terrace Room
7:30 am - 4:oo pm
Presenter:  Jo Ann Miller

In preparation, please complete the Clifton StrengthsFinder found in the Strengths Based Leadership book sent to you with your registration materials. It is a Web-based assessment that measures an individual's most dominant talents, regardless of position. Upon completing the assessment, print your Strengths report and bring it to the Conference. You may find like others that your talents seem very ordinary to you because they come so naturally. Yet they are special and make you a very unique leader! If you have already taken the assessment, you do not need to take it again, but please bring your report with you.
Cost:  $65  (includes materials, book and lunch)

Register before September 1.

wcrisWCRIS Administrator's Conference
WCRIS leadership 2016

February 12, 2016
Country Springs Hotel

Registration will open in October, once we establish workshop content. In the meantime, for planning purposes, please share this information with your principals:
  • For individuals, the WCRIS 2016 Administrator's conference registration is $175 per person if you register before December 4, 2015.
  • For people registering in a group (with their WCRIS jurisdiction), the cost is $155 per person before December 4, 2015.
  • Registration after December 4, 2015 goes up to $195 per person for individuals and $175 per person for those registering in groups.
Registration includes the keynote and luncheon speakers, all workshops and materials, breakfast, lunch and a snack, and access to drawings for a free "Cage Busting Leadership" book and other prizes.

HFJHearts for Jesus 2015/2016



The Hearts for Jesus chapel offerings this year will be directed to the SOS Center. Look for more information on this in the next few weeks as well as other opportunities for your schools to be involved with the SOS Center.


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.


LHSAGM Opening Worship and
New Teacher Installation
August 17, 2015  

Sheboygan Lutheran Area Schools
Association (SALSA)
August 18, 2015
 eventsUpcoming Events


September 29 - Administrators' Conference, CUW 

October 17 - EC Director's Retreat, Living Word Child Development Center, Jackson


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



January 24 - Teacher of the Year Dinner

January 24-30 - National Lutheran Schools Week

February 5 - WCRIS Leadership Conference

February 5-6 - C-LECT, Concordia University Wisconsin

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

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