TEC21 Workshop

Open enrollment for the TEC21 workshop program began January 2 and several TEC21 innovation centers are reaching their enrollment cap of 10 participants. There is an urgency now, as the school year winds down, to register your teachers. TEC21 will take registrations until each center is full. TEC21 is an investment in your school, teachers… Read more »

Facts about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Many in our District have been asking about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “FFCRA will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by giving all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health… Read more »

Ascension Lutheran Christian School in Gary Reaches Children for Christ

Ascension Lutheran Christian School opened its doors in 2017 with the goal of providing a quality Christian education to the children of Gary. With a new principal at the helm this year, the school is making progress in reaching children for Christ, while providing a solid Lutheran education. “Building a school from scratch is hard… Read more »

Indiana District Curriculum Initiative Pilots New Consensus Curriculum

A team of 26 educational leaders from Lutheran schools across the district is writing a social studies consensus curriculum for grades 1-8 that integrates faith statements and gives teachers access to rich classroom resources. The core team of six educators chose social studies because it lends itself to faith integration. The team pulled together twenty... Read more »

FLAME Develops Future Leaders for the Lutheran Schools

FLAME inspires leaders in the Lutheran schools during a three-day conference focused on leadership development, spiritual inspiration, and administrative insight. “Good schools need good principals. The need is not only for K-12 schools, but in early childhood centers as well.” said Kevin Brockberg, executive director of Christian education. Surveys are sent to principals in the… Read more »

Who Me? Yes Me! FLAME into Action….

Who Me? If you respond in this way when your principal asks you to consider a future in school administration, FLAME is designed especially for you! Yes, Me! If you aspire to be an administrator in Lutheran schools, FLAME is also designed for you!   FLAME Leaders in seven Midwest Districts of the LCMS know… Read more »

Amanda Graham named 2020 LEA Distinguished Lutheran Elementary Teacher

Amanda Graham was selected to receive Lutheran Education Association’s 2020 Distinguished Lutheran Elementary Teacher Award. Ms. Graham teaches fourth grade at Central Lutheran School in New Haven, Indiana. Amanda earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and is working on a degree as a reading specialist, both from Ball State University. She also completed the… Read more »

Roy Stuckwisch named 2020 LEA Distinguished Lutheran Early Childhood Administrator

Roy Stuckwisch was selected to receive Lutheran Education Association’s 2020 Distinguished Lutheran Early Childhood Administrator Award. Lutheran Education Association is a professional association for educators in Lutheran schools. Mr. Stuckwisch is the early childhood education administrator at Zion Lutheran School Early Childhood Center in Seymour, Indiana. Among his many administrative responsibilities are program development and… Read more »

Two Schools in the Indiana District Recognized as ‘Schools of Distinction’

Two schools in the Indiana District were recognized as Schools of Distinction for 2019 from the National Lutheran School Accreditation Commission (NLSA). Immanuel Lutheran School in Seymour, Indiana and Lutheran High School of Indianapolis were two of six schools given this special recognition. The award highlights the school’s outstanding commitment to a quality Lutheran education…. Read more »

Rev. Joseph Cunningham Presented with NLSA School Shepherd Award

Reverend Joseph Cunningham of St. Peter Lutheran Church and School in North Judson, Indiana was presented with the 2019 National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) School Shepherd Award on February 9. The Lutheran School Shepherd Award was established by the National Lutheran School Accreditation Team (NLSA). The award is given to an exemplary individual who has… Read more »