Schools

  • 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.

News

June 19-21, CCA Symposium

2019 CCA Symposium Catechesis and Lutheran Schooling in a Hostile Culture June 19-21, 2019 Presentations and daily Matins held at Lake Country Lutheran High School (Hartland).  Divine Service and Wednesday’s workshop and reception held at Peace Lutheran Church (Sussex).  Ideal for parents, teachers, and pastors. Speakers, topics, schedule, and registration information available at LutheranCatechesis.org/symposium/.  Registration […]

Life Essay Contest Winner, Lutherans For Life of WI

Jacob Kohlmeier, a senior at Milwaukee Lutheran High School, son of James and Laura Kohlmeier, has won the 9-12 grade division essay contest for Lutherans For Life of Wisconsin. Jacob wrote about why Christians should respond to the sanctity of life which is under attack across the world today. He said, “The Lord has ordained […]

August 2 – Early Childhood Professionals Workshop

“Let Your Light Shine” Speaker – Kim Marxhausen Join us for a day of fellowship and insight as we prepare our hearts, minds, and hands for another fantastic year of care and learning! Topics include Building Resilience, Play and Trauma Informed Teaching. The Early Childhood Professionals Workshop will be held at the South Wisconsin District […]

September 16-17 – Administrators’ Conference, Lake Geneva

September 16-17, 2019 The Cove of Lake Geneva 111 Center Street Lake Geneva, WI Keynote:  TBD Guest presentations by: WILL (Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty) WCRIS (Wisconsin Council for Religious and Independent Schools) Sponsors: Concordia University Wisconsin Concordia Plan Services Lutheran Church Extension Fund Room Reservations:  Make room reservations by calling The Cove, 262-249-9460 […]

LCEF Kaleidoscope Fund

Grants up to $75,000 Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) is proud to announce the 2019 Kaleidoscope Fund grant process will open April 1 with a proposal submission deadline of May 31. The committee will then select ministries from these proposals to apply for a grant. Funds will be granted in amounts between $15,000 and $75,000. […]

2019 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellowship Award Recipients

The South Wisconsin District is proud to join with the Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools (WCRIS) in celebrating 2019 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellowship Award Recipients Deanne Boyce (St. Paul Lutheran School, Grafton) and Natalie Doherty (Hales Corners Lutheran School). Only 14 private school teachers from throughout the State of Wisconsin were selected […]