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 18, 2016
 In This Issue
Teaching the Faith Workshops - Still Time to Register


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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

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

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




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.

As you begin to fill your teacher vacancies for next year, please e-mail Robin 
so we can remove the posting from the District website.

infocorInfoCor Training
SMART™ Level 1: SMART™ Board Functionality & SMART™ Notebook Essentials  
August 9, 2016 (8:30am - 4:30pm)

 ($25 discount/person with 3 or more registrations from the same school district)

This workshop is designed for both the beginning SMART Board™ user and the teacher who has been using the SMART Board™ for a while but would like to improve their skills. You will learn the basic operation of the SMART Board™ and Notebook™ software using a hands-on approach. Topics in this workshop include: using the SMART Board to annotate with the pens, keyboard, & SMART Ink; using the Floating Tools, Spotlight & Screen Shade tools; and introduction to using SMART Notebook™ software.  SMART Exchange™ will be explored for lessons and resources. All content is presented with applications that demonstrate how the SMART Board™ and Notebook™ software enhances everyday teaching in the classroom.

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
Barb Breytung
Jim Breytung
Roger Buck
Debra DeKeuster
Barb Henry
Sara Jakeman
Paul Kindschi
Sara Kohlmeier
Jerry Krause
Sally Kruschke
Julie MacDonald
Mary Orth
Barb Paape
Barb Schallock
Deb Schneider
Randy Weyhrich

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

Early Childhood Directors' Retreat 
Saturday, June 11

 Christ the Life Preschool and Childcare
9 am - 3 pm 
volunteersVolunteers Needed - Synod Convention
Pages and Ushers are still 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.

Please share this with your staff!

HFJHearts for Jesus
Thank you to those who have given chapel offerings for the Hearts for Jesus project:
SOS Center

Please send your check and the form below to:

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

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.

PrincipalsconfPrincipals' Conference
WHEN:        Monday, September 19
WHERE:    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.
Prayers for:
  • St. Peter's, Reedsburg as Shellie Kosmerchock has declined the call to be principal
  • Jerry Jiter as he has accepted the call to be principal at Our Father's, Greenfield
whereischrisWhere in the District was Chris?

June Maureen Cody

 eventsUpcoming Events

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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