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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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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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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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Students work on computers at Milwaukee Lutheran High School, an inner-city facility with a predominantly low-income student body.
 A new “crowdfunding” project aims to upgrade the school’s technology, which is years behind that of other area schools. (Milwaukee Lutheran High School)

Project aims to improve technology at Milwaukee school

The “crowdfunding” project is accepting donations of $1 or more through June 16.

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