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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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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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Students at Christ Lutheran School, Phoenix, Ariz., take part in a Cancer Walk to raise funds for one of their teachers diagnosed with breast cancer. Christ Lutheran was recently recognized as a 2017-18 School of Distinction by the National Lutheran Schools Association.

NLSA accredits 102 schools, recognizes five as ‘Schools of Distinction’

The accreditation process requires lengthy evaluation and self-study.

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Jud honored with first ‘School Shepherd’ award

The first National Lutheran School Accreditation “Lutheran School Shepherd” award goes to the Rev. Kevin Jud, senior pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hamilton, Ohio.

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Teacher Nancy Spitzack talks with student Josiah Knox at Lutheran Special School & Education Services, located at Milwaukee Lutheran High School. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

NLSA accredits 127 Lutheran schools

National Lutheran School Accreditation commissioners accredit Lutheran schools for 2016.

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NLSA accredits record 147 Lutheran schools

The National Lutheran School Accreditation commission also receives training in new accreditation protocols that it approved a year ago.

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