Schools

LEA brings teachers together in St. Louis

More than 2,700 educators attended the Lutheran Education Association’s triennial convocation Oct. 10–12 at the America’s Center Convention Complex.

Three-time NBA champion Shaun Livingston remembers his Midwestern Lutheran roots

Livingston, who graduated from Concordia Lutheran School in Peoria, Ill., in 2000, was recently inducted into the Junior Achievement of Central Illinois Hall of Fame.

‘Gospel-driven’ approach to character formation helps students find identity in Christ

The Bible forms the basis of the Christian Character Formation Project, which focuses on developing seven key virtues.

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.

Project aims to improve technology at Milwaukee school

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

Commentary: U.S. Supreme Court set to rule on case involving LCMS congregation

James Gottry, legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, writes that the U.S. Supreme Court might rule in favor of religious nonprofits on the basis of religious discrimination.

LEA honors 10 educators with 2017 awards

Heading Lutheran Education Association’s distinguished-educators list is the Rev. William “Bill” Beckmann, recipient of the “Christus Magister” award.

Legal-resources webpage debuts at LCMS site

Under five tabs, the new webpage currently offers 31 documents.

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.

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.

NLSA accredits 127 Lutheran schools

National Lutheran School Accreditation commissioners accredit Lutheran schools for 2016.

LEA announces nine educator awards for 2016

Mark Muehl of Fort Wayne, Ind., is named to receive Lutheran Education Association’s top “Christus Magister” award.

Ultrasound Curriculum’s Popularity Grows

LCMS Life Ministry’s free ultrasound curriculum is being sought after not only within the LCMS but also among non-LCMS faith communities across the country.

2016 ‘National Lutheran Schools Week’ resources ready

The free materials for the Jan. 24-30 observance include a resource manual, a new hymn, a bulletin insert and a proclamation.

2015-16 ‘Chapel Talks’ targets Life Together

The resource may be ordered from LCMS School Ministry in soft-cover print and downloadable PDF formats.

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.”