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 26, 2015
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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
"The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace." Psalm 29:11

Over the next two weeks, many of our schools will be coming to the close of the first quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. 25% of the year has already come and gone. How are you feeling physically? Mentally? Spiritually? As veteran teachers and principals, we know that the school year has its ebbs and flows. Some times of the year are less stressful and at other times of the year hiding inside a cave doesn't sound like a bad idea (think Christmas program planning or National Lutheran Schools Week). As veteran teachers and principals, we have been through these ups and downs, and for the most part can anticipate them. But our first year teachers are experiencing all of these things for the first time. The link above is an article from NPR that probably sums up how some of young teachers are feeling right now. I would encourage you to check in on all your teachers, but especially your first year teachers, to see how they are holding up physically, mentally, and spiritually. As always, if I can be of any help, please let me know.

statsSchool Statistical Report Forms are DUE NOVEMBER 1
If you have not yet submitted your school statistics on the Lutheran School Portal, please do so ASAP. Time is running out.

School Statistical Report Forms are due by November 1.
CPSCPS Retirement Webinars

CPS will be hosting a series of webinars titled "From Mystery to Mastery" for workers that will focus on how to prepare for retirement at any stage.  Individuals will receive postcards at home with information pertinent to their current age.  Samples of the post cards are below.
Below are the titles, dates, recommended audience, and link for registration.   Please encourage your workers to join us.
From Mystery to Mastery:  Training Your Finances
Now What (discussion of what to do once you've handled the basics, are in mid-career -- issues like finding disposable income).

When:     Wednesday, November 4
Time:       6:30 pm
Recommended Audience:   Ages 35 - 50

From Mystery to Mastery:  Tailoring Your Finances
Pre-retirement planning.

When:    Thursday, November 19   
Time:      6:30 pm
Recommended Audience:   Age 50+

Feel free to contact our Customer Care Specialists toll-free at 888-927-7526 for additional information.
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.





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. 


October 17

Early Childhood Director's Retreat
    Living Word Lutheran Church



October 21

St. John's Lutheran School

Chapel and NLSA Presentation

St. John's Early Childhood Center

 eventsUpcoming Events

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

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