NLSA Best Practice Webinar (Upcoming!)

Mark your calendar! November 17!!!

On Tuesday, November 17 at 4 PM CT, Immanuel Lutheran School in Wentzville, MO, will present the second part of their Best Practice Webinar.

Continued Topic:  Greatness In Your School Community, No Matter What Your Size


Even if you missed Part 1 on November 10, you will still benefit from Part 2!

Any size school can achieve greatness!  We will share and promote experiences and options that any school can achieve.  The focus of the webinar will be on what a Lutheran School can do for students, families, and community.  We will focus on many topics such as relationships, Care Teams, individualized instruction, RTI, technology, enrollment procedures, and much more!  Tweet @principaldolak with your questions during the webinar and we will answer questions live at the end of our presentation!

Advance registration is not required.  This webinar is available at no cost.  To participate, simply log-in to the link and enter the conference room:

Attendance is limited to the first 100 guests who log-in to the event.  All live NLSA Exemplary School webinars are held at 4 PM CT and are later archived for on-demand viewing.

All previous NLSA webinars produced in previous years are available on-demand at



National Lutheran Schools Week Resources

The 2016 National Lutheran Schools Week resources are posted!

Go to: to download the manual, images, and other resources!



NLSW 2016 Theme: Life Together

Theme Verse: “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 

1 Corinthians 1:9 (ESV)

NLSW Dates: January 24 – January 30, 2016 


Witness, Mercy, Life Together — In Christ, for the Church and the World: These three phrases illustrate how the church lives and works together to proclaim the Gospel and to provide for our brothers and sisters in Christ in our congregations, communities and throughout the world. In all we do, Christ is at the center, leading us, sustaining us, keeping us focused.


Chapel Talks 2015-2016

Chapel Talks 2015-2016 is now LIVE in the LCMS Store!  

Please go to and search for "Chapel Talks 2015-16"

and you will find the electronic AND the Book Version to purchase and download.  


If you need to purchase Chapel Talks using a check, please use the Chapel Talks 2015-2016 Order Form.


 In addition, if you would like to purchase a copy of any of the previous years' Chapel Talks, they are also now available again on the LCMS Store for $5 per PDF.  Simply search the store for "Chapel Talks" and you will find them listed by year.

 If you have any questions please contact Matthew Bergholt at 314-996-1285 or via email at


In His Hands - NEW RELEASE

We are happy to announce the release of the 2014 edition of In His Hands!

In His Hands is a manual intended for leaders and board members of early childhood programs that are freestanding or associated with a Lutheran elementary school. This valuable resource provides direction as new programs are developed and support for existing centers in the operation and management of excellent early childhood programs. Additionally, a collection of 22 handouts and forms referenced in the manual, and designed to be adapted for use in centers, is available in a downloadable format. Klopke, Julie and Williams, Judy, Editors Fourth Edition, Copyright 2014

This resource is available as both a downloadable PDF as well as a hard-copy, soft-cover book.  Please note the distinction when you are ordering from the LCMS Online Store.  Additionally, the collection of handouts and forms is a separate item for order and download as a PDF only.  All items are described below.

LCMS Store Link: (Search for "In His Hands")


In His Hands (Downloadable, PDF)

4th Edition, ©2014

Product ID S08669-E



In His Hands (Book, Soft Bound)

4th Edition, ©2014

Product ID S08669



In His Hands - Handouts and Forms (Downloadable, PDF)


Product ID S08670-E


 Our thanks and appreciation to the many, many  hands involved in this extensive revision project. 


National Distinguished Principal 2014

Michael P. Oldenburg, principal of Divine Redeemer Lutheran School, Hartland, WI is one of 57 "National Distinguished Principals" chosen by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) for 2014!

Leading a one-to-one technology initiative and creating a positive school climate that enriches the life of the community are among the accomplishments of Principal Michael P. Oldenburg at Divine Redeemer Lutheran School. With the goal to enhance the education of students through engagement and differentiation of learning, Oldenburg shared his vision for implementing technology with parents and community members and was able to afford iPads for all students and interactive whiteboards for every classroom. As a result lessons have become interactive and engaging and teachers have begun to use iPads as personal response systems to assess student learning during lessons and make instructional adjustments to better meet the needs of students.

Oldenburg has also created a positive school climate exuding a spirit of joy and acceptance. Home visits, chapel families and school activities that enhance the relationships that have been established through chapel families have added to the positive learning environment at the school. Mr. Oldenburg’s school, congregational and community leadership exemplifies that qualities that have caused his school to be identified as a “school of choice” in his community.

NATIONAL PRESS RELEASE: Mr_Michael_Oldenburg_Press_Release_WEB_PDF.pdf

Concordia Int. School Shanghai Positions



TEACHERS-ES LIBRARIAN-ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS (ES and HS) – Concordia Int. School Shanghai, China is seeking outstanding ES, MS, & HS candidates for the 2015-2016 school year. Preference is given to candidates with a Lutheran Teacher Diploma.  Interested teachers can learn more by reviewing the information at Questions should be addressed to Steven Nurre at


Started in 1998 to enrich the lives of students by challenging them to reach their highest potential in all aspects of life, Concordia International School Shanghai provides the Shanghai expatriate community with a holistic, American-based, college-preparatory education for students from pre-K through grade 12.  

Teachers at Concordia are invited to join a community where “what if...” is encouraged.  We foster our teachers' talents and encourage their professional growth.  "Bring your passions and decide how much difference you can make."


Classical Lutheran Education

The Consortium for Classical and Lutheran Education (


Owen's Mission

A Mission opportunity for Lutheran School offerings.


The goal of this project is to honor Jesus by presenting a set of Touch of Life fetal models to every Lutheran elementary and high school in the country.  We want students to understand the God-given value of each life from the moment of conception.


To learn more about this project, click here to read the article:  School_Flyer_Proofed_Final_2014.pdf 

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