School Ministry

‘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.

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.

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.

Registration opens for first Lutheran School Administrators Conference

The event for educators is set for March 11–13 in Orlando.

NLSA honors Schmidt with School Shepherd Award

The award honors a pastor who provides “outstanding encouragement, support and service to his school.”

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

The accreditation process requires lengthy evaluation and self-study.

Project aims to improve technology at Milwaukee school

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

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.

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.

National mission board begins refining policies

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

School Ministry offers free ‘Schools Week’ resources

The free materials for the Jan. 22-28 celebration include a resource manual, a new hymn, a bulletin insert and posters.

Two LCMS schools in spotlight for ‘Blue Ribbon’ honor

Immanuel Lutheran School, St. Charles, Mo., and St. Paul Lutheran School, Mount Prospect, Ill., are among those named “National Blue Ribbon Schools” for 2016.

Almost 3,000 attend convocation launching LEA’s 75th anniversary

Lutheran Education Association’s 2016 convocation in Grand Rapids, Mich., draws Lutheran educators and education students from 37 states and 14 countries.

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.

Longmire is Synod’s 2016 ‘Distinguished Principal’

Susan Longmire, principal of St. James Lutheran School in Shawano, Wis., is chosen one of the nation’s best elementary-school principals.