School Ministry

SLED — equipping educators to lead critical mission field

Since 1996, the LCMS School Leadership Development Program has produced a pool of almost 400 potential administrative candidates.

KFUO Audio: Faith’n’Family – Teacher Appreciation Day

Mike Schiemann, principal, Forest Hills Lutheran Christian School, Cornelius, Ore.; Dr. Christopher Cody, principal, Mt. Olive Lutheran School, Milwaukee, Wis.; and Terry Schmidt, director, LCMS School Ministry, share their appreciation for teachers.

NLSA names five ‘exemplary’ schools for 2015-16

The National Lutheran School Accreditation Commission selects five Lutheran schools in the United States for special recognition as “exemplary accredited schools.”

Five installed to LCMS staff positions

They are the Rev. Marcus Zill, the Rev. Mark Wood, Matthew Bergholt, Deaconess Mireya Johnson and Ross Stroh.

Early childhood educators come together to learn

Early childhood educators are inspired through joint collaboration and planning at district early childhood conference.

Early childhood educators are inspired through joint collaboration and planning at district early childhood conferences.

NLSA Evidence Based Accreditation

NLSA has moved forward with a new evidence based accreditation process to serve Lutheran schools. Learn more about that process in this blog.

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.

2014-15 ‘Chapel Talks’ now available

Emphasizing the catechism, this edition is suitable for school-wide devotions, midweek classes, Sunday schools and congregation- or school-staff devotions.

Educating Students for This Life and the Next

Mount Calvary Lutheran School in Milwaukee, Wis., shares the Gospel in its urban context by providing a solid, Lutheran education, as well as through additional services like a special education resource room and professional counseling to help children overcome obstacles or trauma in their lives.

A Great Privilege

We face challenges, to be sure, but we are blessed with much!

Eight schools gain NLSA ‘exemplary’ status

Leaders of the eight schools will intentionally share their best practices with other Lutheran schools via webinars and print articles.

Schmidt begins as associate director, School Ministry

Dr. Rebecca Schmidt has almost 36 years of experience in early-childhood education and school leadership.

‘National Lutheran Schools Week’ resources available

A poster, bulletin insert and resource manual are designed to help LCMS schools celebrate the Jan. 26–Feb. 1 observance.

Two LCMS schools win U.S. Cellular contest

Dubuque Lutheran School in Dubuque, Iowa, and Valley Lutheran School in Cedar Falls, Iowa, receive checks for $25,000.

Wrege named ‘National Distinguished Principal’

The principal of Trinity Lutheran School, Utica, Mich., is among 61 chosen for the honor by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Three LCMS schools chosen for ‘Blue Ribbon’ honor

The award from the U.S. Department of Education goes to Messiah Lutheran School, St. Charles, Mo.; Our Redeemer Lutheran School, Wauwatosa, Wis.; and St. Peter Lutheran School, Arlington Heights, Ill.