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)
November 23, 2015
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Lutheran Church Extenstion Fund
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
"I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that He has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my limbs, my reason, and all my senses, and still preserves them; in addition thereto, clothing and shoes, meat and drink, house and homestead, wife and children, fields, cattle, and all my goods; that He provides me richly and daily with all that I need to support this body and life, protects me from all danger, and guards me and preserves me from all evil; and all this out of pure, fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me; for all which I owe it to Him to thank, praise, serve, and obey Him. This is most certainly true." (Martin Luther, Explanation of the First Article)

It is difficult for many to be content with what they have in our society. We are conditioned to always want more...always want better...always want the newest...etc. I am far too often guilty of not being content with what the Lord has provided for me. To make the problem worse, not only am I not always content, I am not always thankful. And finally, I have done nothing to deserve what God has given me. Although Thanksgiving is a secular holiday, it does provide us with the opportunity to stop and be thankful to our Lord for the many gifts he has given us. I am particularly thankful for:
  • Faithful teachers and administrators in our Lutheran schools who boldly share the Gospel with students and families.
  • Congregations who support the work of our schools, youth, and family ministries.
  • Our spiritual shepherds, Pastors, who work with us and lead us in the mission field.
  • Support staff and other helpers who aide us in so many different ways in order to bring the Gospel message to children and families.
Thank you for all of your work with the schools, youth, and families in our District...not just this week, but each and every day. 


statsSchool Statistical Reports

School statistical report are still needed (as of 11/18/15) for the following schools:

St Peters Child Care and PreschoolArlington
Our Saviors Kids Early Learning CtrBaraboo
St Peters Child Care and PreschoolArlington
Our Saviors Kids Early Learning CtrBaraboo
Immanuel Lutheran SchoolBrookfield
In His ArmsBurlington
Good Shepherd Lutheran SchoolEast Troy
St John Little Saints Learning CenterEdgerton
Hope Lutheran PreschoolFond Du Lac
Risen Savior Lutheran PreschoolFranklin
St John Lutheran PreschoolFredonia
Faith Lutheran PreschoolGermantown
Trinity Lutheran DaycareHilbert
Trinity Lutheran PreschoolHowards Grove
Living Word Lutheran High SchoolJackson
Loving Arms PreschoolJanesville
Christ Lutheran AcademyKenosha
Christ Memorial Lutheran PSMadison
Living Christ PreschoolMadison
Immanuel Lutheran SchoolMayville
Divine Savior Christian PreschoolNorth Fond Du Lac
Grace Lutheran PreschoolOmro
Trinity Lutheran SchoolOshkosh
Lutheran High SchoolRacine
Trinity Lutheran SchoolRacine
Immanuel Lutheran SchoolSheboygan
Tender Loving Christian Childcare and PSSheboygan
St Paul Lutheran PreschoolUnion Grove
Bethlehem Lutheran PreschoolWales
St Peters Rainbow PreschoolWaterford
Christ The Life Lutheran PreschoolWaukesha
Little Lambs PreschoolWestfield
Christ Lutheran SchoolWeyauwega
Trinity Lutheran SchoolWisconsin Dells

marcusMarcus Movie Passes

The Marcus Movie Passes will be mailed out
to the schools that requested them.

We need your School Statistics Report before we can distribute passes.

 Please watch for them the 
week of Nov. 30.
NLSANLSA Status Letters
school ministry

LCMS School Ministry Office has sent out verification
of NLSA status to the State of Wisconsin DPI
 for those who participate in the Parental Choice Programs.
schoolvisitsSchool Visits

I would like to start scheduling school visits with the metro Milwaukee and Racine area schools in the next 2-3 months.

Please allow 1/2 hour to meet with you and your staff prior to the students arriving in the morning.

Please email Robin with some date options that would work best for you and she will get you on the schedule.

infocorInfoCor Sale

This is your last chance to get some deals on our remaining demo gear!! 
All remaining 48" SMART Boards (Model SB640) sale price $299.
Click here for full listing of products, pricing or to make us a reasonalbe offer.  
Please contact your sales representive to get more information.   I    262-478-0045   I   800.896.9495

phoneNew Phone Numbers
New phone numbers at the District office!

We have recently upgraded our phone system at the District office.

Please note the new extensions when dialing 414-464-8100. You can press "3" for schools, "102" for Chris or "741" for Robin.

Chris has a direct number - 414-464-8102 (which used to ring at Robin's desk).

Robin's new direct number - 414-292-0741.

kohlKohl Student Excellence Award


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. 

Prayers for

The family of Randy Baganz, former principal of Racine Lutheran High School, who passed away over the weekend. 
Visitation will be held from 5 pm - 7 pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Caledonia on Friday, November 27, and
at 11 am on Saturday, November 28, followed by a memorial service at noon on Saturday

Dave Jording and family as they mourn the loss of his mother-in-law.


November 11

Teaching the Faith Workshop
Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells 


November 12-13

North/South Wisconsin Districts Teacher' Conference
Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells

 eventsUpcoming Events

November 25 - Kohl Student Excellece Scholarship applications due

November 26 - Happy Thanksgiving!

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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