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)
February 1, 2016
 In This Issue

LCEF south wisconsin district
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 press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14

Looking Forward...
In my experience as a teacher and principal, I have found February and March to be two of the more trying months of the school year. We are in the middle of Winter, and as I write this on Friday morning there is talk of a possible Winter storm on Tuesday. Schools are coming down after an exciting week of activities celebrating our Lutheran Schools. Administrators are well into the budgeting, enrollment, and staffing processes for 2016-2017. I've also found that I had more student disciplinary issues in the months of February and March. Combine all of this with the start of the more somber Lenten season and it is easy to get worn down, stressed out, and maybe even a little depressed.
Yet, we look forward with hope. We look forward with hope to the start of Spring and warmer temperatures. We look forward with hope to Spring break and the chance to take a breath. We look forward with hope to Easter and the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord. Over the next few weeks as you get bogged down in the planning, the student discipline, and the general Winter malaise, take time to pause and look forward with hope.
wcrisWCRIS Leadership Conference
February 12, 2016
Country Springs Hotel

volunteersVolunteers Needed
Volunteers - MANY volunteers - are needed for the LCMS National Convention July 9-14!  

Any amount of time that you can commit to this exciting event will be a great experience for you and a huge help to the convention committee! You will have an opportunity to see your synod at work. Click here for a Convention Volunteer Form and brief job descriptions to choose from.
Feel free to call the District office (414-464-8100) if you have further questions about anything.
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.
LSNLutheran Schools Night at Miller Park
Lutheran Schools Night at Miller Park
Saturday, April 23

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Milwaukee Brewers

6:10 pm

$17  -  Loge Outfield Box

Ticket order information will be sent to the schools when it is available. 
NLSWFuture NLSW Dates
Future NLSW Dates (Scripture verses still being evaluated)
NLSW 2017 - On This Rock (January 22-28, 2017)
NLSW 2018 - It's Still All About Jesus! (January 21-27, 2018)
NLSW 2019 - LCMS National Youth Gathering Theme TBD (January 27 - February 2, 2019)
NLSW 2020 - Theme TBD (January 26 - February 1, 2020)
NLSW 2021 - Theme TBD (January 24-30, 2021)
NLSW 2022 - LCMS National Youth Gathering Theme TBD (January 23-29, 2022)

FFFirm Foundation News
The final Firm Foundations for 2015/2016 will be Friday, February 12. We will be doing peer observation site visits to five local, high performing urban schools to see effective "Teach Like a Champion 2.0" instruction live with students and teachers!

LCEFLCEF Scholarship Application

whereischrisWhere in the District was Chris?

Monday, January 18 

School Visit 
Grace Lutheran School 
Menomonee Falls


Wednesday, January 20

         Milwaukee North Principals Meeting
Thursday, January 21 

School Visit and Tour
Immanuel Lutheran School & Childcare


Milwaukee South Principal's Meeting


Sunday, January 24

Teacher of the Year Dinner
Silver Spring Golf Club

Sunday, January 24

NLSA Presentation
Holy Cross Lutheran Church 

Monday, January 25
NLSW Chapel/Assembly
Rock River Lutheran Schools


Tuesday, January 26

Racine Lutheran Schools NLSW Chapel and Assembly


Tuesday, January 26

School Visit

Prince of Peace Childcare


 Wednesday, January 27

 NLSW Chapel and School Tour

 St. Paul's Lutheran School
 West Allis


Saturday, January 30

Passionate Believers Conference

Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church and School
 eventsUpcoming Events

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

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

February 12 - WCRIS Leadership Conference

February 15 - N/S Teachers' Conference Planning Mtg.

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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