• 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.


June 16 – SWD Youth and Family Day at Noah’s Ark

Join us for a fun day at Noah’s Ark Waterpark! Friday, June 16 Tickets:  $18  (2 years old and under are free) Includes a hot dog lunch, chips, pickle and soda. Order your tickets/passes by Wednesday, June 7. More information (where to pick up your wristbands, lunch location, etc.) will be emailed prior to the […]

June 19 – A Trauma-Sensitive Workshop at CUW

A Trauma-Sensitive Toolbox for Teachers: Meeting the needs of all learners in Christian schools within a fallen and broken world Monday, June 19, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Friends of Concordia Seminar Room Concordia University Wisconsin’s Mequon Campus In today’s world it is imperative that educators understand the impact of adverse and traumatic events on children’s […]

August 18 – Before School Workshop

Before School Workshop August 18, 2017 Hales Corners Lutheran Church 12300 W. Janesville Road, Hales Corners 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8:00. “Reality is Not Virtual” Mike McGowan Educator, consultant, family counselor Mike speaks about helping classroom children learn the “soft” skills of interacting with each other in the midst of a […]

April 30 – Together in Christ – CUW

An Early Childhood Workshop April 30, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Concordia University Wisconsin 12800 N. Lake Shore Dr. Mequon Join us as we play, learn and share our ideas for designing Chapel services for 3K-4K children.  Learn how children can enjoy leading and participating in these services.  We will share how the Chapels […]

April 3 – Together in Christ, Christ the Life, Waukesha

    An Early Childhood Workshop April 3, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Christ the Life Preschool 3031 Summit Ave. Waukesha   Join us as we play, learn and share our ideas for designing Chapel services for 3K-4K children.  Learn how children can enjoy leading and participating in these services.  We will share how […]

Educators of the Year – 2017 Recipients

Congratulations to the following 2017 SWD Educators of the Year! Administrator – Michael Yurk, St. Paul, Grafton Early Childhood Director – Catrina Kagerbauer, Trinity Early Childhood Center, Mequon High School – Jason Jurss, Milwaukee Lutheran High School Elementary – Joy Yurk, St. Paul, Grafton Early Childhood – Katrina Schroeder, Mt. Calvary, Milwaukee These educators will be recognized at […]