June 9 – Director’s Retreat – Early Childhood

SWD Early Childhood Committee presents
Director’s Retreat

June 9, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sheboygan Lutheran High School
3323 University Dr.
Sheboygan

The day will begin with devotions at Sheboygan Lutheran High School, followed by a guided tour of Bookwork Gardens. Lunch will be at the high school, with a guest speaker and closing activities.

Dress for the weather:  Rain or Shine

Cost:  $10 / person

Flyer and Schedule

 

 

Register by May 25.

April 22 – Together in Christ, Early Childhood Workshop – Mequon

 

 

Trinity Early Childhood Center
10729 W. Freistadt Rd.
Mequon

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Jesus taught us to pray in the Lord’s Prayer for our daily bread.  The Lord is so good and gracious that He provides us with not only all that we need to support our life but more than we need.  He provides for us spiritually through His Word, the forgiveness of sins, and the promise of Eternal Life.  Our daily bread extends far beyond our food.  We know that our loving Father provides health, protection and our talents.

The Old and New Testament give many examples of how God provided food for His people.  God’s love for His people is shown on a continuous basis.  They trusted Him for their daily bread and we can lead the children we teach to rely and trust in God to provide for their needs.  We can teach the children to be thankful and trustful for God’s abundant love shown to all people.

Each presentation will also include a variety of Bible Stories that relate to the themes of the Chapel Services. We look forward to learning and sharing together!

Cost:  $20 per person

This workshop is for teachers working with infants-3rd grade.

Registry Hours Available.

Register online by April 10.

 

Firm Foundations 2018/2019

Firm Foundations
August 17, 2018
October 31, 2018
February 2019 – TBD

Martin Luther High School
5201 S. 76th St.
Greendale

More details coming soon!

April 21 – Lutheran Schools Night at Miller Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Miami Marlins
6:10 pm

Join us for a night of fun and fellowship.

Please check with your church or school to see if they are organizing a group. If so, order your tickets through them.

Flyer 2018

 

 

Ticket orders are due by Wednesday, April 11.
Tickets will be mailed to the contact person on the ticket order.

Nov. 1-2, North/South Teachers’ Conference, Kalahari Resort, WI Dells

DATE: November 1-2, 2018

WHERE: Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, WI Dells

THEME:  “Overcome”  I John 5:25

REGISTRATION FEE:     $110 per person

HOTEL: $114 for a standard room

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** NEW THIS YEAR **

  • Separate high school track
  • Built-in time for grade level/content level sharing

Details will be posted as they become available.

Registration will be available in August.

If you are interested in being a part of this conference, here is contact information for the various areas:

 

2017 NLSA School Shepherd Award Recipient

We are pleased to announce the selection of the 2017-18 NLSA School Shepherd, Pastor Peter A. Schmidt, who serves at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church and School in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Pastor Schmidt has faithfully service this school and congregation since 1995.

The Lutheran School Shepherd Award has been established by National Lutheran School Accreditation to honor a faithful pastor who has provided outstanding encouragement, support and service to his school. This award allows NLSA to honor an outstanding school pastor. In addition, we can identify the practices and tangible means of support that have impacted his school in many positive ways. Through this process, NLSA also recognizes many faithful pastors who were nominated by their district and provide extraordinary support, service and encouragement for Lutheran schools throughout the United States.

Pastors are nominated by accreditation visiting teams during an NLSA site visit and endorsed by their district as candidates for this award. Each nominee must complete an application packet that illustrates the following traits. All pastors who were nominated have demonstrated exemplary support and encouragement for their school and are evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Understands and articulates a clear philosophy of Lutheran Education.
  • Provides spiritual encouragement, guidance and support for the school.
  • Engages and participates in school activities.
  • Works well with the school governing body and/or parent advisory associations.
  • Champions the school.

When answering the question “Why do you love your school?” Pastor Schmidt replied, “It is because of the joy of daily seeing the Holy Spirit work in a setting where Jesus is unashamedly welcomed and worshiped, and His love is modeled by teachers, staff, volunteers and students. For me, any education without quality instruction in the Word of God is an incomplete education.”

Pastor Schmidt went on to say, “While at a conference over 20 years ago, I heard former Nebraska District President, Eldor Meyer, make the comment to pastors, A good shepherd smells like his sheep. I have had the joy and privilege of serving in a pasture that includes a Lutheran grade school with many sheep that are not necessarily members of our congregation, but are still a part of the Beautiful Savior family. I am very thankful for the privilege of being able to share Jesus and His love through teaching His Word and, by God’s grace, exemplifying what it means to follow Christ.”

Pastor Schmidt’s service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church and school exemplifies the traits of a faithful school shepherd. NLSA is pleased to recognize his service and contributions to Lutheran education.

2017/2018 Firm Foundations


Firm Foundations – Professional Development

August 14, 2017
November 3, 2017
February 2, 2018 

Martin Luther High School
5201 S. 76th St.
Greendale

Focus:  Patrick Lencioni’s book “The Ideal Team Player”

All participants are required to purchase and bring the book with them to the sessions.

Schedule
August 14 – 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
November 3 – 7:30 am – 3 pm*
February 2 – 7:30 am – 3 pm*
 

* times are subject to change

Registration Fee:  $60 – book is not included in the registration fee.

Register online by Friday, August 4.

 

St. Paul’s, Grafton Principal Receives National Recognition

Mr. Michael Yurk, principal of St. Paul Lutheran School in Grafton was selected as a 2017 National Distinguished Principal. The National Association of Elementary School Principals established the program in 1984 to recognize and celebrate elementary and middle-level principals who set high standards for instruction, student achievement, character, and climate for the students, families, and staffs in their learning communities.

“Mr. Yurk was nominated and selected by his fellow principals through a nationwide search process conducted by The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS),” said Mr. Terry Schmidt, Director of Schools for the LCMS.

A graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin, Mr. Yurk previously held the position of Assistant Principal, Dean of Students and Athletic Director at Luther High School North in Chicago, Illinois.  He has served as principal of St. Paul Lutheran School since 2008.

In October, Mr. Yurk and his wife will travel to Washington, D.C., for two days of activities planned to honor and bring well-deserved recognition to the elementary and middle-level educators chosen by the states, the District of Columbia, private and overseas schools.

Criteria for selection of the principals require that the honorees are active principals of schools where programs are designed to meet the academic and social needs of all students and where there are firmly established community ties with parents and local business organizations.

During Mr. Yurk’s tenure at St. Paul Lutheran School, St. Paul has been honored with National Lutheran School Exemplary Status.  Mr. Yurk was named the 2016-17 South Wisconsin District Administrator of the Year and was a finalist for the Herb Kohl Excellence in Education Leadership Award in 2017.  Mr. Yurk currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Lutheran Educators Association (LEA).

Since its inception, the LCMS School Ministry has served as a Lutheran School professional educational association and now represents 2080 elementary school principals throughout the nation.  The LCMS maintains close ties with the metropolitan Washington, D.C.-based National Association of Elementary School Principals and its 20,000 members worldwide.