• nlsw-logo-2017Lutheran schools superintendent assists congregations that are operating Lutheran schools with staffing, call lists, accreditation, visits, state and federal advocacy, research, consultation and professional growth for teachers.
  • Early childhood education aids congregations start early childhood ministries and bring Christ to little children with consultation, materials conferences, pastoral enrichment and professional growth for teachers.
  • Genesis is a resource to assist congregations in starting Lutheran elementary and secondary schools consisting of a one-day consultation and a feasibility study. Contact the District superintendent of schools for more information.
  • Lutheran School Consulting Services (formerly SSAC) – Provides diagnostic services designed to strengthen and re-vitalize Lutheran elementary schools that are experiencing problems or wishing to go to the next level in ministry so that the mission of sharing Christ with children and their families can be more effectively accomplished in that place.
  • Staff development provides seminars and conferences for professional church workers.
  • Student aid and recruitment supports men and women in their calling to serve as full-time church work students who have unmet financial needs during their years of study in our Concordia system. Recruitment of full-time church workers improves with congregational and leadership mentoring and support during years of study.

National Lutheran Schools Week

2018 – January 21-27 – It’s Still All About Jesus!
2019 – January 27-February 2 – LCMS National Youth Gathering Theme TBD
2020 – January 26-February 1
2021 – January 24-30
2022 – January 23-29 – LCMS National Youth Gathering Theme TBD

WCRIS Announces First-Ever Private School Teacher of the Year

jana-horn-wcris-toty-2016Lutheran School Teacher Surprised with Award

Wisconsin’s first-ever Private School Teacher of the Year was announced in a surprise student assembly at Hales Corners Lutheran School yesterday, leaving veteran teacher Jana Horn nearly speechless with delight from the honor.

In addition to being surprised by the presence of her husband and daughter, Jana was presented with a WCRIS plaque and an unrestricted award of $3,000 from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation.

Jana was selected from among the pool of 14 WCRIS 2016 Kohl Teacher Fellowship winners. An independent, state-wide panel reviewed the 14 winners’ applications to identify the recipient of this new award.


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 __________________________________________ ** 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 […]

February 3 and 24 – CLECT

CLECT – Certificate of Lutheran Early Childhood Teaching February 3 and 24, 2018 9am – 4pm South Wisconsin District Office 8100 W. Capitol Dr. Milwaukee, WI  53222 CLECT has been approved for 13 registry hours. CLECT is for early childhood educators (infant to grade 3) serving in LCMS early childhood centers or schools that are […]

April 7, 2018 – Wisconsin State-Wide Bible Bowl

Wisconsin State-Wide Bible Bowl 2018 April 7, 2018 Rib Mt. Lutheran Church 3010 Eagle Ave. Wausau, WI It is one great way for youth to study the Word of God on their own and in groups. BOWL:  Competition of teams (3 or 4 players) in verbal quiz format. Also an individual, written competition. TOPIC:  “Genesis” […]

October 21 – Lutheran Night at the Milwaukee Admirals

Saturday, October 21 6 pm vs. Rockford UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Tickets:  $20 Join the Admirals and fellow Lutherans in celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation! PLUS, each Lutheran Night ticket comes with an exclusive Martin Luther Bobblehead. PLUS… See our new mission executive, Rev. Jonah Burakowski, as one of the human hockey pucks! […]

SWD Teacher/Administrator Awards – Nominations are now open!

The nomination process for the Kohl Foundation and SWD Teacher/Administrator awards are now open! We know that the South Wisconsin District is home to amazing teachers and principals, so please nominate some of our worthy candidates. You are encouraged to share this nomination information with all school stakeholders: faculty members, parents, board members, etc. More […]

October 22-23 – Administrators’ Conference

Administrators’ Conference October 23-24, 2017 Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells Theme:   Full to Bursting Speaker:   Gretchen Jameson Concordia University Wisconsin/Ann Arbor Senior Vice President, Strategy & University Affairs Cost:   $50 Room Reservations:   $112 per night To make your room reservation, contact the Kalahari Resort at 877-253-5466. Ask for a room in the Lutheran Church-Missouri […]