The special week designed to call attention to the gifts of Lutheran schools is Jan. 27 through Feb. 2.
Dawn Oldenettel, principal of St. John’s Lutheran School in West Bend, Wis., received the award in October in Washington, D.C.
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.
Free materials are available to keep the conversation going about what it means to be “Joy:fully Lutheran.”
The Bible forms the basis of the Christian Character Formation Project, which focuses on developing seven key virtues.
Schools of Distinction are rated in the top 5 percent of overall school accreditation ratings.
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.” is the theme of the 2018–19 edition of “Chapel Talks for Lutheran Schools,” an annual worship resource from LCMS School Ministry.
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.
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.
The award honors a pastor who provides “outstanding encouragement, support and service to his school.”