Lutheran schools

Registration still open for LEA convocation

The convocation is set for Oct. 10–12 in St. Louis under the theme “Opening Eyes, Minds, & Hearts.”

‘Joy:fully Lutheran’ Chapel Talks now available

The resource contains 44 worship outlines, along with opening and closing services, for Lutheran school chapel.

Three-time NBA champion Shaun Livingston remembers his Midwestern Lutheran roots

Livingston, who graduated from Concordia Lutheran School in Peoria, Ill., in 2000, was recently inducted into the Junior Achievement of Central Illinois Hall of Fame.

‘Joy to the World’ theme of 2019 National Offering

National Offering gifts will benefit both national and international work.

Free resources available for ‘Lutheran Schools Week’

The special week designed to call attention to the gifts of Lutheran schools is Jan. 27 through Feb. 2.

Oldenettel named ‘National Distinguished Principal’

Dawn Oldenettel, principal of St. John’s Lutheran School in West Bend, Wis., received the award in October in Washington, D.C.

NLSA honoree Baerwolf a ‘super’ shepherd to his church and school flock

The Rev. Phillip Baerwolf, associate pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in East Dundee, Ill., has been named the recipient of the 2018 National Lutheran School Accreditation School Shepherd Award.

‘Gospel-driven’ approach to character formation helps students find identity in Christ

The Bible forms the basis of the Christian Character Formation Project, which focuses on developing seven key virtues.

NLSA accredits 121 schools, names five ‘Schools of Distinction’

Schools of Distinction are rated in the top 5 percent of overall school accreditation ratings.

Schmidt ‘deeply honored’ to serve as new director of LCMS School Ministry

Dr. Rebecca Schmidt, former associate director of LCMS School Ministry, has accepted the call to serve as director, replacing Terry Schmidt (no relation), who retired July 2 after 15 years as director.

‘Real. Present. God.’ 2018–19 ‘Chapel Talks’ now available

“Real. Present. God.” is the theme of the 2018–19 edition of “Chapel Talks for Lutheran Schools,” an annual worship resource from LCMS School Ministry.

Candidate placement headlines COP meeting

The LCMS Council of Presidents (COP) met April 21–26, traveling from St. Louis to Fort Wayne, Ind., to place pastoral and commissioned candidates, elect new leadership and work through matters of ecclesiastical supervision. 

Blue Ribbon Committee on Lutheran Schools wraps up work

The LCMS Blue Ribbon Committee on Lutheran Schools was created by the Synod in convention in 2013 and directed to continue its work in 2016. It will report its findings and recommendations at the 2019 Synod convention in Tampa, Fla.

Photo essay: How a Lutheran school shares Jesus

St. John’s Lutheran School has grown from 200 to 232 students since last year, and 12 of the new students — who weren’t affiliated with a church — are now worshiping at St. John’s congregation.

Lutheran principal in Grafton, Wis., receives national recognition

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

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.