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)
April 4, 2016
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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
"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth." 
Psalm 46:10
Quite literally, I have a terrible time being still. Whether I am sitting or standing I am consistently moving - shaking a foot, bouncing a leg or swaying back and forth. When I taught, I usually bounced a ball. You might say that I am a bit fidgety. With this in mind, you will understand why the past week has been difficult for me. I have been on a "travel ban" as my wife and I anticipate the birth of our 2nd child (due this Thursday 4/7). As such, you will notice that the only picture for "Where in the District was Chris?" is my office. Sigh.
As administrators, we are wired to "go." Even if we weren't wired as such, the job does not allow us to be still. There are issues to deal with, parents to call back, and students who have made poor choices. There are meetings to attend, budgets to prepare, and reports due to the State. The administrative life is one of constant movement. So while God's word in Psalm 46:10 was not written with the life of a principal in mind, we can certainly apply it as such. Take time each day to "be still." Take time this week, as many of you return from Spring Break, to be in prayer, devotion, and quiet meditation with God. 


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
Professional Church Workers Softball Game
at Helfaer Field

Saturday, April 23

                         3:10 pm - Gates open
                         3:50 pm - Introductions
                         3:55 pm - National Anthem
                         4:00 pm - Game begins 

See the flyer for more details!

If you would like to play in the softball game, please contact Robin - mueller@swd.lcms.org by Monday, April 11.


listservNew Listserv for Administrators
With the changes to the Lutheran School Portal this June,
the Listserv that we are currently using will not be available.

You will be getting an email today or tomorrow welcoming you to the group. If you don't receive one, please let me know. Check your spam or junk folder in case it went there.

Use this Listserv to communicate with all the administrators in your group
(i.e., curriculum or policy questions, etc.

Please use the following new Listserv:

High School Administrators
Elementary Administrators

High School and Elem

Preschool/Child Care Administrators

If you have any questions, please email Robin - mueller@swd.lcms.org.

fieldtripOutdoor Education Fieldtrip Opportunity
By day we are a Preschool & Childcare facility. By afternoon, we offer fieldtrips to share what we can learn from nature.
Here are just a few things you can do:
  • Experience our outdoor education classroom. Our nature center includes a large, fenced in area for kids to safely encounter nature. We catch leaves, and snowflakes, and dig in the 
  • Hike on our nature trail. We have over 18 acres of land that is home to many animals
  • Trees are tapped for sap in late Winter. We then boil it for syrup.
  • Visit the owl's nest. We expect owlets to hatch mid-March. They will be grown up and leave the nest by the end of May or early June. Learn all about owls, from our resident expert, Mr. Boris.
Fieldtrip times available year-round.
Click on Flyer for more information. 
Christ the Life Preschool and Childcare
Conveniently located just east of the Fire Station
3031 Summit Ave. Waukesha, WI 53188

Find us on Facebook
**Teacher visit to our location requested, prior to fieldtrip.

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.
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?
PrincipalsconfPrincipals' 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.
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!

Prayers for:
  • Steve Gettelman, principal at Grace/Oak Creek on the birth of his son Aaron Glen, born 3/18, 9 lbs. 7 oz., 21 in. Congratulations to Steve, Jen and big brother Steven. 
  • Kosmerchock as she has a call to be principal at St. Peter's, Reedsburg
  • Jerry Jiter as he has a call to be principal at Our Father's, Greenfield
  • Julia Wackt as she has accepted the call to be principal at Lebanon, Watertown
  • St. James Lutheran Church and School in Northrop, MN (Minnesota South District) - Pastor Trueblood, Principal Sarah Garcia, staff, students, and congregation members at the loss of their church and part of the school to a fire.
whereischrisWhere in the District was Chris?

District Office

 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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