• 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.


Educators of the Year 2019

CONGRATULATIONS 2019 Educators of the Year Administrator Jennifer Leinss Blessed Savior Early Childhood Center, New Berlin High School Jonathan Balsman Living Word Lutheran High School, Jackson Elementary Elizabeth MacGillis St. John Lutheran School, Plymouth Early Childhood Deanne Boyce St. Paul Lutheran School, Grafton These educators will be recognized at a dinner on Sunday, January 27, 2019.

January 12 – Racine Lutheran High School to celebrate Hall of Fame Inductees

Racine Lutheran High School (RLHS) will welcome four inductees into its Hall of Fame. The 2019 class of inductees includes:  Dr. Dorothy Jehn Fowles ’57, Bob Mallwitz, coach (1994-2018), Robert Tertel, faculty (1965-2001), and the late Dr. William L. Walters ’50. The recognition will take place before the varsity basketball game on Sat., Jan. 12, […]

Firm Foundations 2018/2019

August 17, 2018   ♦   October 31, 2018   ♦   February 1, 2019 Martin Luther High School 5201 S. 76th St. Greenfield Theme:  “Teaching the Truth” Faith Integration and Defending the Faith in this Post-Modern Culture Presenter:  Brad Alles Cost:   $60 – includes all materials August and October dates feature Brad Alles and the topics of Faith […]

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 […]