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)
October 5, 2015
 In This Issue

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
 "You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you." Nehemiah 9:6

The following link came across the LEADNET list serv last week ( I would encourage you to share this with your science teachers in particular. While it is not religious in nature, it certainly reminds us of the wonders of God's creation. The Earth, as we know it, is only a small portion of what our amazing God has created. As the video shows, it is difficult to comprehend the magnitude of God's creation. And yet, he cares for each of us individually. He knew us while we were yet in the womb. Amidst the vastness of this world, God knows each of us. He knows the hairs on our head (Luke 12:7). What a comfort it is to know that our God, who created the heavens and the earth, cares about each of us!

"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is your health and salvation!
Let all who hear
Now to His temple draw near,
Joining in glad adoration!" (LSB 790, V. 1)"
TTFTeaching the Faith Workshop

Teaching the Faith 2015

November 11, 2015

Kalahari Resort and Convention Center

Wisconsin Dells

If you are not attending the North/South Teachers' 

Conference, click on the button to the right to register.





blackboardCanvas Learning Management System by Instructure
We are excited to announce a partnership between the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and Canvas Learning Management System by Instructure. Starting today, our schools will receive a 20% discount on the subscription price of Canvas (normally $10/user per year).
Launched in 2011, Canvas is the world's fastest growing LMS with over 1,900 clients around the world.  Based in Salt Lake City, Canvas has gained reputation as a flexible learning management platform that makes people smarter and teaching and learning easier.  Canvas is used by some of the world's most prestigious universities including Harvard, UPenn's Wharton Business School, Stanford, London Business School, etc.  It's also used at many K-12 private schools and public districts around the country including Choate, Philips Academy, Harvard Westlake, The Hill School, Haverford School, St. Andrews, Clark County School District, Sweetwater USD, Knox County schools, etc.  
For information about Canvas LMS, check out their e-collateral page, which includes overviews, case studies, videos, and more. 
For additional information, to schedule a demo, and for pricing details, please contact Canvas' private school rep Justin Hibbard by email or by phone - 410-353-1022.  
If you have any additional questions regarding this, or any other premium service, please be sure to visit the Lutheran School Portal for the most resent updates to the LCMS School Ministry Premium Service Offerings!

thanksgivingThanks "Giving" Mission
Last year, many individuals and congregations in the South Wisconsin District provided funds for Thanksgiving meals to families living in the central city of Milwaukee. The meal consists of a turkey and all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The goal every year is to fulfill the requests for the Thanksgiving baskets we receive from central city Lutheran pantries in Milwaukee, Last year, 1,043 baskets were delivered to the pantries, and we have the same goal of 1,043 this year. Again this year we will partner with Brookfield Lutheran who has purchased, assembled and delivered Thanksgiving baskets in the central city for many years. Please let me know if you or your school/congregation would like to help or consider being a host site in the future.
This is where we need your help. You can help by praying for the mission, the individuals who are preparing, assembling and delivering, and for those who receive them. We also ask for financial help. Your generosity not only provides nourishment, it also shows the love you have for your neighbor.
Come and help me share your joy and love to others this Thanksgiving!
Rev. Peter Kelm - SWD Mission Executive  
**For additional questions or information, please contact, Rev. Peter Kelm at 414-464-8101 or 
Barb Slak 414-464-8100, ext. 13.

Donations appreciated by Thanksgiving.

NSteachersN/S Teachers' Conference

November 12-13, 2015

Kalahari Resort and Convention Center

Wisconsin Dells


Let's RAP at the Dells!

Relationships, Analysis, Practice!


All conference information is available on the District website.


Room reservations need to be made by Saturday, October 10.


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


There are rooms available in our block for Thursday, November 12. An email was sent to all administrators and principals with information to share with your families.


kohlKohl Scholarships

WCRIS is happy to once again administer the Herb Kohl Education Foundation scholarships this year on behalf of our members and the students they serve. This year each award has been increased to $3,000! These awards are a tremendous opportunity for your schools to recognize and honor the achievements of your students and teachers. The deadlines are fast approaching and it is very important that we make these opportunities available to our teachers and students. 

Student Excellence Award
14 students from religious and independent schools will be selected out of 100 statewide, and awarded a $3,000 scholarship for post-secondary education.
Excellence Scholarship application forms will be provided to schools in September. Schools should make applications available to all interested students. Completed applications must be received by the District office no later than November 25, 2015.

PLEASE NOTE:  All Excellence Scholarship and Fellowship applications must be typed.  For your convenience, both applications are provided in a format that is compatible with Microsoft Word. 

         Sunday, September 27                       

           St. Paul's, Janesville
          NLSA Presentation and 
    150th Anniversary Celebration       

          Friday, October 2

   First Immanuel, Cedarburg

     School Visit and Chapel

Tuesday, September 29

Trinity, Sheboygan
School Visit
         Sunday, October 4

        Mt. Olive, Milwaukee

      Retirement Celebration
             for Pam Peters

 eventsUpcoming Events

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

November 6 - Firm Foundations, Martin Luther High School, Greendale

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, Martin Luther High School, Greendale 

April 7-9 - LEA Administrators' Conference and Admissions Counselor Summit, Hilton City Center, Milwaukee
July 9-14 - Synod Convention, Milwaukee

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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