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)
December 7, 2015
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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
"In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples;
the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious."
Isaiah 11:10
Prior to Thanksgiving, I wrote about how difficult it is to be content and thankful for what we have. As we approach Christmas, it is also evident that we have a difficult time waiting for what we expect. Thankfully, my son is only 2 years old, so he doesn't understand anything about Christmas presents yet. Many of us, not just kids, get impatient as the Christmas holiday nears. For some, we can't wait for the gifts. For others, we can't wait for the break. And for many more, it's all of the above! This is a great lesson for each of us in patience. After all, the season of Advent is about anticipation and hope. In this season, we remember the anticipation of the birth of Savior and also we anticipate our Savior coming again. We expect that Jesus will come again and in recent days, I find that I have been praying "Come quickly, Lord Jesus" more often. Mass shootings, disregard for human life, deaths of students much too young, and more leave me impatient for the coming of Jesus. For when He comes again, it will be to rescue us from this fallen world. What joy that will bring to those who believe in Him! While we wait, though, God calls us to be faithful. My prayer for each of you this Advent season is that your faith might be renewed daily as you anticipate the Hope that is to come. 


schoolchoiceSchool Choice

To new choice schools and new administrators at current choice schools
Here is a link to the forms you will need in order to register for the choice program by January 10th.  Please note that administrators are required to participate in a fiscal management training in December.  There was a training held today and there will be two more trainings.  This Friday, December 4th from 1:30-4:30pm and next Friday, December 11th from 9am to noon.  You can find the link to register for this training here.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

LFLLutherans For Life - WI Essay Contest
For students in Grades 6 through 12
(Any Lutheran student or student in a Lutheran school)
Sponsored by the Council of Federation Presidents, Lutherans For Life

The Wisconsin State Federation will be providing a $150 award for a winner in each of the two essay categories who are chosen as the state winners. The two winners will then be passed on to the National Essay Award Team for inclusion in the national contest.

If you have any questions, email

tableTable Available
St. John's Lutheran School, Mayville, has 1 table that folds out into 2 table lengths. There are no seats attached. Free for picking it up!

Please contact Kay Koenitzer if you have any questions or are interested in the table.

Kay Koenitzer, Principal
St. John's Lutheran School
Mayville, WI 53050

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.


December 1

Kohl Scholarship/Fellowship Review Team  


December 2

Northwest Lutheran School

School Visit and Chapel


 eventsUpcoming Events

December 24-25 - District office closed - Have a Blessed Christmas

December 31 - District office closing at noon

January 1 - District office closed - Happy New Year

January 24 - Teacher of the Year Dinner

January 24-30 - National Lutheran Schools Week

January 30 - Passionate Believers Conference, Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church and School, Hartland

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

February 12 - Firm Foundations, Martin Luther High School, Greendale 

February 12 - WCRIS Leadership Conference

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 | 414-464-8100, ext. 3  |  FAX - 414-464-0602
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Milwaukee, WI 53222
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