School Ministry

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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2017-18 ‘Chapel Talks’ now available

The resource contains an opening and closing service and 42 weekly chapel talks for use with students of all ages in Lutheran schools.

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Students at First Immanuel Lutheran School in Cedarburg, Wis., walk back to their classroom after activities on the school’s playground one day last fall. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

Task force to explore ‘creative solutions’ for Lutheran education

The Synod’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Lutheran Schools is looking for “creative solutions” to meet the challenges schools and workers are facing.

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Members of the National Lutheran School Accreditation team — led by Director of LCMS School Ministry Terry Schmidt (background, at right, with hand raised) — work at River Roads Lutheran School in St. Louis last fall. Schmidt shared recent Lutheran-school statistics at the Feb. 6-7 LCMS Board for National Mission meeting. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

National mission board begins refining policies

The board also hears updates on the work taking place in the LCMS Office of National Mission.

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