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 event.

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Robin Mueller at the District office.

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 physiology and brain functioning as well as how those manifest themselves in their actions and interactions with others, particularly in school. Such understanding will enable educators to become trauma responsive.

This full day seminar will provide background and resources related to trauma along with specific strategies on how to coach students to manage their brain and their actions within school and, ultimately, begin to learn how to cope and compensate more successfully within the classroom and life. This seminar has been designed for educators in Christian schools but is useful for a teacher in any setting.

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 impersonal culture of screens and devices.

During the last 15 years Mike has given assemblies to tens of thousands of school children each year and has trained thousands of teachers in school districts across the country.

Cost is $15 per person.

Reserve your spot by emailing Karen@lsses.org

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lutheran Special School and Education Services at 414-461-8500.

Pres. Wille’s report from the Dominican Republic

On Sunday, March 5, as I sat in a worship service in Palmar Arriba, in the Dominican Republic, I was reminded of the words of the Psalmist and our responsibilities in this current generation as the people of God. The Psalmist Asaph writes in Psalm 78:

He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel,
which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children,
6    that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children,
so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments.
Here’s the picture…
As you know, we are one of the international partners helping to support that effort to plant Lutheran congregations and a new Lutheran church body in the Dominican Republic. I was in Palmar Arriba, the Dominican Republic, for the FORO meeting (which is the partners’ meeting).
I am robed sitting next to Sergio Fritzler who had served as the president of Concordia Seminary, Argentina. In front of me was Pastor Ted Krey. Next to me were several pastors; one from California, two Dominican vicars, and Pastor Carlos Schuman who is the lead missionary in Chile. We are there for the installation of Pastor David Preus as Pastor of the congregation and seminary professor.
It was a wonderful service! There was the baptism of a baby. There was a confirmation of a young man. There was the installation of a new missionary. And there were children from our Palmar school singing. The video is attached. Please take the time to listen to it. While, like me, you may not understand the words, you will recognize the melody of the songs they sing. And after the children sing, they recite the 10 Commandments.
That is when the words of Psalm 78 began to echo in my thoughts, as well as our SWD tagline, Confessing Christ for the next generation … The words of the Psalmist describe what we are to be about and why…’that the next generation might know [the testimony, the Holy Scriptures], the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God.’
The events of Sunday, March 5, 2017, will be branded into my memory for a long time. While you were not there, and I only for a short few days, you are what make that video a reality. The next generation is learning about Christ Jesus and His love because of our partnership with the church plant in the Dominican.
My prayer is that there are similar stories about the children in your community as you and your congregation reach out with the good news about Christ’s love ‘so that they should set their hope in God.’
Thank you for all you do for the Kingdom on so many fronts!! God bless!
Rev. John C. Wille, President SWD

April 29 – Lutheran School Night at Miller Park

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves
6:10 pm

Join us for night of fun and fellowship. Prior to the Brewers game, we will host a Professional Church Workers’ softball game at Helfaer Field.

Please check with your church or school to see if they are ordering tickets. If so, please place your ticket order through them.

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Ticket orders are due at the District office by Friday, April 14.

 

 

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 are easily adapted for older children by simply changing songs!

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!

$20 per person

Registry hours are available.

Register before April 24.

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 the Chapels are easily adapted for older children by simply changing songs!

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!

$20 per person

Registry hours are available.

Register before March 31.

2017 Passionate Believers Conference in pictures

February 4 was a day of renewal–renewing old acquaintances, renewing our knowledge of the Word, renewing our faith and renewing our Spirits as we gathered in His Name at Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hartland.  Along the way we gathered new ideas and new friends! Here are a few photos of the day…

Feb. 24, Faith & Family Night – Milwaukee Bucks

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Faith & Family Night features:

  • Special savings on tickets for groups of 10+ and no additional fees!
  • All kids will have the opportunity to shoot a free throw after the game!
  • Your group name will appear on the scoreboard during halftime!

Tickets start as low as $14.

To order tickets, contact the Bucks at 414-227-0599 or groups@bucks.com

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Feb. 18-19, 2017 – Higher Things Youth Retreat

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A Higher Things Youth Retreat

February 18-19, 2017

Trinity Lutheran Church
Sheboygan, WI

Join us in Sheboygan at Trinity Lutheran Church for our Tenth Annual Higher Things Retreat!

MARTIN LUTHER NAILED IT! When it comes to salvation there’s only one Savior in town! He’s Jesus! Not you! Or anybody else! Yes, that’s right, JESUS ONLY. Solus Christus is the Lutheran Reformation’s way of putting it! When Jesus alone does the salvation verbs, the forgiveness of sins and eternal life are certain and sure. Let’s clinch it this way: Heaven depends on Good Friday Jesus alone taking all your sin (indeed “becoming sin” 2 Corinthians 5:21) because when push comes to shove, either that sin will be on you or on Jesus. Thanks be to God that Jesus alone answered for all your sin and all its damnation. Because of Jesus alone you are reconciled to God. That’s the kind of Solus Christus you can live and die with. That’s the kind of Solus Christus that the Reformation was all about!

RSVP via online registration, Pastor Berg or Patrick Sturdivant:

Click below for more information, registration form and bulletin inserts.

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Educators of the Year – 2017 Recipients

toty-logo-2Congratulations 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 a dinner at the end of January.

Firm Foundations 2016/2017

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“BUILDING COURAGEOUS CLASSROOMS FOR CHRIST!”

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

This year’s events will include sessions concerning highly engaging classrooms and strategies and shadow destinations/site visits.

Our “Courageous Classrooms” are and will be:

  • Inspiring
  • Engaging
  • Exceptional

We are and will be “Courageous” by:

  • Faith in Christ
  • “Growth” Mindset and Vision
  • Data
  • Strategic Alignment

SCHEDULE

August 15 – 8:30 am – 12:00 pm – sessions

November 4 – 7:00 am – 2:00 pm – site visits/ sessions

February 3 – 7:00 am – 2:00 pm – site visits/sessions

Planning/coordination and breakout sessions led and directed by CfUT.

COST

$60 per person, includes all programming, materials, the book “How Children Succeed” by Paul Tough and meals.

Register your staff online by August 8.

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