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)
January 18, 2016
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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
"For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost."
Luke 19:10

Earlier last week, I received the raw data our schools submitted to Synod during the Fall (or in the case of some schools...winter). The statistical data that our schools submitted were the usual enrollment, tuition, church membership type of statistics. I enjoy looking at statistical data and comparing current and previous data, seeking to identify trends, etc. When I received the Excel spreadsheet with our 2015 district statistics I was eager to find one number: the percentage of students in our schools who we report as being unchurched. Because of the way the data was sent, it was easiest for me to just look at elementary schools for this quick snapshot. My quick math found that approximately 28% of our 1st-8th grade students are unchurched.
The number doesn't really come as a surprise to me, and after I have had some time to really look at how these numbers breakdown based on location, etc., perhaps I will be more intrigued. But still, 28% confirms what many of us have realized for a number of years. That is, our schools are a significant, if not the most significant, mission opportunity we have. Your individual school may have a lower or higher number, but this is an opportunity for us to step back and reflect. What are you doing to reach the 28%? What is your strategy? Yes, the Holy Spirit works, but he works through us. May God continue to bless our schools as we serve all students - those who are "churched" and those who are "unchurched."

wcrisWCRIS Leadership Conference

February 12, 2016
      Country Springs Hotel,                        Pewaukee 

TOTYTeacher of the Year
Congratulations to the following educators! 

Administrator - Sharon Wallace, Immanuel, Brookfield
Early Childhood Administrator - Sandra Ruback, St. Andrew, West Bend
High School - Richard Zeuner, Sheboygan Lutheran
Elementary - Katy Shields, First Immanuel, Cedarburg
Early Childhood - Candace Crass, St. John's, Glendale

These educators will be recognized at a dinner on Sunday, January 24.
PassionatePassionate Believers Conference
Passionate Believers Conference
January 30, 2016

Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church and School 

We will be featuring some of the breakout sessions in the next three weekly notes.
BE WELL REBOOT - Steve Gruenwald, CPS: New tools and wellness resources are now available to help members of the Concordia Health Plan "Be Well." You'll hear about the new rewards platform for healthy behaviors (through Vitality), the new integrated health team; the Clear Savings transparency tool (for procedures and prescription drugs); telecare for acute illnesses (accessed through computers, smartphones, and iPads); and the new Health and Wellness Content section on the CPS website (videos, articles, tips, quizzes, etc.).

THE FIRST ROSA - Rev. Roosevelt Gray, LCMS: Rev. Gray will be showing the 42 minute film that tells the story of famed LCMS educator-missionary Dr. Rosa Young, "the mother of black Lutheranism in central Alabama", along with a time for Q&A after the movie

A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR A BETTER CHURCH WEBSITE - Brian Jaeger, LutherNew Web Design - Passive Ninja Web Design: Brian will help you to sort through what is really important for your church website, with an emphasis on keeping it simple and inexpensive. Find out what works well - and what to avoid - as you seek to communicate your church's mission.


HFJHearts for Jesus
Recipient for 2015/2016
SOS Center, Milwaukee

The SOS Center is a nonprofit social services agency that provides Christian care, educational instruction and life skills activities for children and adults in the Milwaukee area.

If you would like someone to talk to your students at chapel, please contact Chris or Robin.
NLSWNational Lutheran Schools Week

National Lutheran Schools Week
January 24-30, 2016

LSNLutheran Schools Night at Miller Park

Lutheran Schools Night at Miller Park
Saturday, April 23

Milwaukee Brewers
Philadelphia Phillies

6:10 pm

Ticket order information will be sent to the schools when it is available. 
LCEFLCEF Scholarship Application

whereischrisWhere in the District was Chris?

Monday, January 11

LEA National Administrators Conference Planning

Friday, January 14-16

POLS Conference
Houston, TX 

 eventsUpcoming Events

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

April 10 - Teaching the Faith Workshop, Bethlehem, Sheboygan

April 11 - Spring Pastors' Conference, Oshkosh

April 23 - Lutheran Schools Night at Miller Park 

April 25 - Teaching the Faith Workshop, Hales Corners, Hales Corners 
May 1 - Teaching the Faith Workshop, St. John's, West Bend
July 9-14 - Synod Convention, Milwaukee

July 16-20 - National Youth Gathering, New Orleans

August 5 - Early Childhood Literacy Festival, Concordia University Wisconsin

August 12 - New Worker Orientation - District Office

August 15 - Firm Foundations

November 4 - Firm Foundations 

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
8100 West Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53222
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