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 29, 2016
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They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; 
for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.
1 Corinthians 10:3-4

On Wednesday, I will be leading chapel at Martin Luther High School. The theme of the message I plan on sharing will be "What are you drinking?" I am basing my message off of the Epistle reading for this past weekend that speaks about drinking from the spiritual rock of Christ. Although researchers and others still debate the old adage "8 oz. of water, 8 times a day," there is no debating that our bodies need generous 
amounts of water to survive. If I haven't had enough water to drink throughout the course of the day, my 
body will remind me as my calves cramp up in the evening. Without enough water, we become dehydrated. If we become severely dehydrated, organ systems within our bodies begin to shut down. In much the same way, we need to be drinking our "spiritual water." If we are not regularly in God's Word and in God's house and partaking in Holy Communion, we are depriving ourselves of spiritual water. As school leaders, we need to model this to our faculty, staff, students, and families. If we are not taking care of ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and SPIRITUALLY, we suffer...and our work with God's children suffers as well. Take care of spiritual self by drinking from the rock of Christ.


volunteersVolunteers Needed - Synod Convention

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.

CPSCPS Services

Following are two benefits for CHP members.

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 this week. 
KohlsKoh's Cares Field Trip Grant Program

They say home is where the heart is. And we will always give back to the place where we got our start. We partner with organizations in greater Milwaukee that are focused on helping families lead fulfilled lives and make a difference in our Hometown. We are excited to once again offer field trip grants to eligible schools in the Milwaukee area to visit some of our partner organizations. Through the Kohl's Field Trip Grant Program, principals, assistant principals, or other school administrative personnel are encouraged to apply to receive up to three grants for their school (maximum grant value of $1,000 each).

NEW! Register your school beginning February 16, 2016 to determine if your school is eligible to receive a grant. Eligible schools can then submit grant applications to select Kohl's Hometown partners from March 7 - March 18, 2016. 

preretirementPre-Retirement Workshop
Pre-Retirement Workshop
Saturday, April 9, 2016
South Wisconsin District Office

This FREE workshop is designed for all professional church workers of any age (and their spouses), but is especially important for those within 20 years of retirement. It is intended to help you understand the process of planning for retirement, and all of the decisions that go into deciding when to retire.

Advanced registration is required.
To register for this workshop please contact:
Karen at the District office.
414-464-8100, ext. 743

SOSSpring Luncheon and Silent Auction for the SOS Center

Spring Luncheon & Silent Auction
fundraiser for SOS ministry 
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Klemmer's Banquet Center
10401 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee
12:30 to 3 p.m.
Tickets:   $40 each or $300 for a table of 8
Come to support one of our most vital ministries to our children-our future-in urban Milwaukee!
Come to enjoy fellowship and lunch with friends supporting a common cause.
Come for the fun of finding an interesting theme basket or items to take home. 
(Contact Johnnie Fields, if you'd like to donate to the auction.)
To order tickets or for more information, contact Sheila at
 or 414-449-9964.
Prayers for:
  • Doug Jacoby as he has accepted the call to be principal at Zion, Wayside
  • Rob Lunak as he considers a call to be principal at St. Paul's, Janesville
  • Rose Meier as she has accepted the call to be principal at Mt. Olive, Milwaukee
  • Jon Pickelman as he considers a call to be principal at St. Peter's, Reedsburg
  • Jim Breytung on his recovery from surgery
whereischrisWhere in the District was Chris?
Tuesday, February 23
School Visits 

St. John Lutheran Preschool  & Child Care, Fredonia

Trinity Preschool
Howards Grove

Marilyn Heinemann Director/Teacher

Good Shepherd Preschool
Two Rivers

Tender Loving Christian Child Care and Preschool,
Sheboygan (Wilson)
Wendy Rose, Director

St. Paul, Sheboygan
Wendy Kretschmar Principal

Friday, February 26
Chapel and School Visit

Living Word Lutheran High School, Jackson

 eventsUpcoming Events

               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

May 15 - District and personal financial aid applications due
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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