• 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.


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 – 2:30 pm […]

August 11 – New Teacher Orientation

        New Teacher Orientation Friday, August 11, 2017 8:00 am – 12:00 pm South Wisconsin District 8100 W. Capitol Dr. Milwaukee This FREE orientation is for first-year teachers to the South Wisconsin District. Topics include: Concordia Plan Services Professional Ethics of Teaching Lutheran Teaching in the SWD PLEASE BRING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE […]

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 […]

August 17 – Tax Workshop for Rostered Church Workers

Tax Workshop for Rostered Church Workers Thursday, August 17 District Office 8100 W. Capitol Dr. Milwaukee What are the tax implications for being a Called worker in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod? Do your Call papers talk about a housing allowance? What is the self-employment tax? Are you confused about how and when to […]

November 3-5 – State Youth Gathering

Wisconsin State Youth Gathering November 3-5, 2017 Kalahari Resort and Convention Center Wisconsin Dells Everyone needs a hero. And yet, the older we get the more we realize that heroes aren’t supernatural. The best hero stories are those of ordinary people doing extra-ordinary things. Scripture is filled with accounts like these. David, Esther, Shadrach, Meshach, and […]

August 4 – Early Childhood Literacy Festival

August 4, 2017 Concordia University Wisconsin 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive Mequon “Come sniff out an adventure!” Speaker:  Laura Dronzek Laura received widespread recognition for her illustrations in children’s books. She is also respected as an accomplished landscape, animal portrait and still life artist. Mini-concert with Ryan McIntrye – Ryan will share his music for […]