• Lutheran 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

2019 – January 27-February 2 – LCMS National Youth Gathering Theme – REAL. PRESENT. GOD.
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.


September 25-26, Administrators’ Conference, Kalahari Resort, WI Dells

September 25-26, 2018 Administrators’ Conference Kalahari Resort, WI Dells “Culturally Responsive Schools” Tuesday, September 25 8:00 A.M.        Registration 9:00 A.M.        Opening Worship 5:00 P.M.        Check-In to Rooms 6:30 P.M.         Banquet Wednesday, September 26 7:00 A.M.         Breakfast 8:00 A.M.      […]

August 8 – New Called Worker Orientation, District Office

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 South Wisconsin District Office 8100 W. Capitol Dr. Milwaukee 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The New Called Worker Orientation is for teachers that are receiving their first call – new graduates/first year teaching. Called workers new to the District are welcome to attend. Topics to be discussed include: Concordia Plan Services […]

June 23 – Krankin’ For Kids

Lutheran Special School and Education Services Join us on Saturday, June 23, 2018 for a great charity bike ride!  Bike enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels can enjoy a summer ride along the scenic paved roads and trails of Ozaukee and Washington Counties, with a choice of 36-mile, 15-mile, or 5-mile routes. Routes start […]

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!

November 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 […]

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 […]