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 25, 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
Thank you to all who have offered prayers and congratulations on the birth of my daughter, June. My wife, Megan, and son, James, are doing well. As I look at my daughter, I notice the differences between her and James at that age. June's fingers and toes are much longer. James had much less hair. June sleeps. James didn't. When I get lost looking at my daughter, my mind cannot comprehend the beauty of life that God has created. He knew my daughter before she was formed in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5). He knows the number of hairs on her head (Luke 12:7). She was born sinful, yet God sent His Son to die for her (John 3:16). You do not need to have children of your own to be awestruck by these promises. That student who is constantly in your office? God created that child. That parent who is always complaining? God knows the number of hairs on her head too. The students in your building - good, bad, or otherwise - Jesus died for all of them. Viewing our life through these promises, one cannot help but to be humbled by the majesty of our God. 


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




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.
form5578Form 5578

Every organization that claims exemption from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that operates, supervises, or controls a private school(s) must file a certification of racial nondiscrimination.

This form must be filed annually by the 15th day of the 5th month following the end of the organization's calendar year or fiscal period.

Form 5578 

LSNLutheran Schools Night at Miller Park
Saturday, April 23

Over 540 people, from 21 different schools and churches attended Lutheran Schools Night.

The highlight of the night was Chris throwing out the first pitch.

The game lasted four hours and unfortunately the Brewers
did not do as well.

noahsYouth and Family Day at Noah's Ark


Friday, June 24

Invite your family, friends and neighbors!


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)

Cost: $125
($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
Jim Braun
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
Linda Wortman 

ECCEarly Childhood Directors' Retreat

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

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:
  • Mary Irish (principal at Our Redeemer, Wauwatosa) and her family as her dad was called home to heaven.
whereischrisWhere in the District was Chris?
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Lutheran Schools Night at Miller Park
Chris throwing out the first pitch

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Retirement Celebration
Barbara Henry (43 years)
Deb Schneider (39 years)
Immanuel, Brookfield

 eventsUpcoming Events

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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