Lutheran schools

Michael Yurk, principal of St. Paul Lutheran School in Grafton, Wis., is honored as a 2017 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. The award was presented on Oct. 13 during a ceremony at the Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. (Joy Yurk)

Lutheran principal in Grafton, Wis., receives national recognition

Yurk is one of only four private/parochial school educators nationwide to receive the honor.

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Brenda Doering receives the “Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award” Nov. 12 from David J. Rabe, vice-president for Corporate Social Responsibility with Emerson, St. Louis. Doering teaches fourth grade at Abiding Savior Lutheran School in south St. Louis County.

Two Lutheran-school teachers win teaching-excellence award

Receiving the “Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award” Nov. 12 in St. Louis were fourth-grade teacher Brenda Doering and high school chemistry teacher Rich Langefeld.

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Registration opens for first Lutheran School Administrators Conference

The event for educators is set for March 11–13 in Orlando.

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A scene from a neighborhood in Bonita Springs, Fla., following Hurricane Irma. (LCMS/Erik Lunsford)

Harvey and Irma: Synod focuses on long-term aid

Collaboration among LCMS Disaster Response, affected districts and essential partners continues to be strengthened by generosity shown across the Synod.

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Shooting victims Natalia (left) and Gianna Baca, seniors at Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas, take part in an interview on “Good Morning America.” Natalia remains hospitalized after a collapsed lung, but is stable; Gianna, who was shot through the thigh, is recuperating at home.

Lutheran school students among Las Vegas shooting victims

Twin sisters Natalia and Gianna Baca, seniors at Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas, are injured but recovering.

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The Rev. Peter Schmidt, pastor of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Waukesha, Wis., teaches a class at the congregation’s school. Schmidt is this year’s recipient of the NLSA School Shepherd Award. (Photo: Jennifer Wolff)

NLSA honors Schmidt with School Shepherd Award

The award honors a pastor who provides “outstanding encouragement, support and service to his school.”

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