Weekly Schools Notes
South Wisconsin District - LCMS 
"God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord."
I Corinthians 1:9 (ESV)
March 28, 2016
 In This Issue


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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 cody@swd.lcms.org

This was the first real Easter where my 2 year old son James enjoyed searching for Easter eggs. By extension, this was the first real Easter where I enjoyed hiding these Easter eggs in goofy places such as in the microwave or in his oatmeal. James' eggs contained were filled with small treats and gifts like chocolate chips or stickers. The joy he expressed upon finding the treats and gifts in these eggs was overwhelming. It is easy to imagine how he might have reacted if one of those eggs was empty! Needless to say, it wouldn't have been pretty.

As Christians, our hope and joy is found in the empty tomb. Is our joy evident to those around us? Are our shouts of "Alleluia!" and "He has risen!" relegated to Easter Sunday? Because we are sinners, sometimes we take that empty tomb for granted. We take for granted all that Jesus did - suffering, death, and resurrection - as we move through our lives. As administrators and teachers, we need to constantly be reminded of the joy that comes with Jesus' death and resurrection. We need to be reminded of this daily so that we can be witnesses of His resurrection to the families and students we come into contact with.

Yes, Jesus has risen, He has risen, indeed! 


TTFTeaching the Faith Workshops
Please share with your early childhood teachers, PS-2nd grade.

2016 Teaching the Faith Workshops

South Wisconsin District Early Childhood Education Committee
and Concordia University Wisconsin


By living in faith we find JOY!!
Whether we feel sad or happy, we can still Joyfully walk with the Lord. As we praise and thank God for the many blessings and gifts He gives us, we remember the greatest gift - His Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ.
During Lent and Easter, we celebrate our Lord who died and rose again so that we will forever! Can you imagine the JOY Jesus' disciples felt when they realized they were again able to walk with their Friend, their Savior, and their King?
We pray you will be eager to inspire your young students and their families to live in JOY as they grow and learn; praising their Savior and telling others about Him!

1121 Georgia Ave.

Sunday, April 10

2:00 - 4:30 pm 
12300 W. Janesville Rd.
Hales Corners
Monday, April 25
6:00 - 8:30 pm

899 S. 6th Ave.
West Bend
Sunday, May 1
2:00 - 4:30 pm

Only $20 per person                    Registry Hours Available


Questions on registration - contact Robin Mueller,
mueller@swd.lcms.org or 414-292-0741.
PrincipalsconfSAVE THE DATE - Principals' Conference
Monday, September 19
Concordia University Wisconsin
Terrace Room

Kristin Souers and Pete Hall

$65 per person

Participants will need to purchase the book "Fostering Resilient Learners." Here are several links:

f you are a member of ASCD:


Other options:

Online registration will be available in May.
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

General Information for schools and churches

Student Ticket Order Form - students fill out this form and return it to the school office

Ticket Order Form - schools/churches use this to submit their order

Individual Order Form - churches use this form for their members
PDPPDP Seminar
Wednesday, April 27

District Office
8100 W. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee 

4:30-7:00  pm 
Wisconsin Teaching License Renewal Night
Are you bewildered by the maze called a PDP?
Who is this for:
  • Do you know you need to do a PDP, but are unsure of how to begin?
  • Are you a teacher who has been around awhile and have always taken the 6 credits, but is interested in exploring another option?
  • Did you start a PDP but need help to complete it?
  • In the rush of the school year and other commitments, is this note jarring you to think, "I need to renew my license!" Or, are you thinking, "What's a PDP?"
If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, you are invited!
Cost:   Free - includes dinner.

Register by emailing Robin - mueller@swd.lcms.org - before April 18, include the following:

How many years teaching? 
First time doing a PDP?
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, rayner@swd.lcms.org or 414-464-8100, ext. 743
volunteersVolunteers Needed - Synod Convention

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.

Please share this with your staff!

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,jfieldsjr@sbcglobal.net if you'd like to donate to the auction.)
To order tickets or for more information, contact Sheila at
 or 414-449-9964.
PB2017SAVE THE DATE - Passionate Believers 2017
Prayers for: 
  • Congratulations to the Cook family... Julieane, Mark and big sister Lizzie as they welcome Sam Joseph, 8 lbs. 11 oz., 21-1/2" long. Julieane is the principal at St. Martini Lutheran School, Milwaukee.
  • John Ellenberger and his family. John is a teacher at Milwaukee Lutheran High School, who lost his sister and niece in a house fire.
  • St. James Lutheran Church and School in Northrop, MN (Minnesota South District) - Pastor Trueblood, Principal Sarah Garcia, staff, students, and congregation members. They had a fire last night. From Principal Garcia;

    "Church is complete loss, all storage areas and kitchen used for school gone, 
     2 inches of water in gymnasium, smoke and water damage to K and Preschool room, rest of school smoke damage.
    No electricity or water for near future."
whereischrisWhere in the District was Chris?
Tuesday, March 22

School Visit
Blessed Savior Preschool, New Berlin
with Rev. Martinho Sander 

Early Childhood Committee Meeting
District Office

Wednesday, March 23 

School Visit
Trinity, Mequon
Roger Tessendorf and
Rev. Carl Lehenbauer 

School Visit
Trinity Early Childhood Center, Mequon 

School Visit
Milwaukee Lutheran High School 

School Visit
Shepherd's Care Preschool

 eventsUpcoming Events

               Hilton City Center, Milwaukee

April 9 - Pre-Retirement Workshop, District office

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

September 19 - Principals' Conference, Concordia University Wisconsin

October 13-15 - LEA Convocation, Grand Rapids, MI

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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