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 11, 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 cody@swd.lcms.org

Baby Cody has arrived!

Congratulations to Chris, Megan and big brother James
as they welcome

June Maureen Cody

to the family.

Chris will be back in the office on Monday, April 25. 

LSNSoftball game - Lutheran Schools Night at Miller Park
The PCW softball game 
has been cancelled for April 23 

We did not get enough people interested in playing.

We will try again next year.

Following is a list of names we have received of teachers that are retiring at the end of this school year. If you have teachers that are retiring that are not on this list, please let Robin know. The District has a gift for them. Please let us know when a celebration is being scheduled and if you would like Chris to attend and present the District gift.

Enith Bailey
Roger Buck
Debra DeKeuster
Barb Henry
Sara Jakeman
Sally Kruschke
Mary Orth
Barb Schallock
Deb Schneider

ECCEarly Childhood Directors' Retreat
***  SAVE THE DATE  ***

Early Childhood Directors' Retreat 
Saturday, June 11

Christ the Life Preschool and Childcare

9 am - 3 pm 

HFJHearts for Jesus
Thank you to those who have given chapel offerings so far this year for the Hearts for Jesus project this year
SOS Center

Please send your check and the form below to:

South Wisconsin District 
Attn:  School Ministry
8100 W. Capitol Dr.
Milwaukee, WI  53222

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.
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:
  • Amy Puechner, principal at St. Peter-Immanuel, and her family on the passing of her father
  • Shellie 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
  • 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?

June Maureen Cody

 eventsUpcoming Events

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

June 11 - Early Childhood Directors' Retreat, Christ the Life, Waukesha
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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