Army veterinarian recognizes school’s role in shaping future

Lindsay Wright spent the last three and a half years serving our country in an unusual way—by working with the four-legged creatures called military dogs in the Army. But Lindsay’s story begins long before she became a veterinarian. Her story starts at Bethlehem Lutheran School in Ossian, a small school located in the middle of… Read more »

Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers

  Ongoing Professional Development Opportunities Curricular Mapping Webinars Curricular Mapping help from Rubicon is available via 30-45 minute webinars, on various dates & topics. These webinars are always free. Check often at for more events.

National Lutheran Schools Week

The LCMS has determined themes and dates for National Lutheran Schools Week through 2022. See the information below for those themes. Resources and more information for NLSW can be found at under the School Ministry pages. Themes and Dates for NLSW 2017-2022 NLSW 2017 – Upon This Rock (January 22-28, 2017) “Trust in the… Read more »

Early Childhood Cabinet

The Indiana District Early Childhood Cabinet was formed with the intention of providing additional support to the early childhood directors and teachers. Read more about their purpose, mission and responsibilities within the Indiana District. Purpose  The purpose of the Early Childhood Cabinet is to encourage and assist Lutheran early childhood directors and Christian educators in God’s… Read more »

NLSA Resources for Early Childhood Education

National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) serves as the accrediting body for Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod schools across the United States and the world. NLSA has been accrediting schools in the LCMS since 1978, and accreditation decisions have always been based upon a school’s compliance with national standards for Lutheran schools that reflect the essential qualities… Read more »

Accredited Indiana District LCMS Schools

The Lutheran Schools of the Indiana District hold high standards and most maintain accreditation by one or more accrediting agencies. Learn more about the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation process here.  96% of our elementary and 100% of our high schools hold National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA). 22% of our Early Childhood Centers hold NLSA. 78%... Read more »

New Lutheran School in Gary

In May 2015, we reported that efforts are underway to open a new Lutheran school in Gary, Indiana. While we have postponed opening kindergarten until next fall, steady progress is being made toward realizing this dream. Over the past several months, Dr. Mielke had the privilege of meeting with Richard Laabs, Frank Trecroci, Jason and Sue… Read more »

2016 National Lutheran School Week Resources

Thus, we are pleased to announce that the resources for the 2016 National Lutheran Schools Week celebrations are complete and posted!  Additionally, these resources this year compliment the 2015-2016 “Life Together” Chapel Talks published earlier this summer as they both use the same theme verse and follow the overall theme of “Life Together” being used… Read more »

School Curriculum and Curricular Mapping

The Indiana District is encouraging and assisting administrators and teachers to write curriculum in a format known as curricular mapping.   In efforts to assist schools, the Indiana District has partnered with Rubicon Atlas for software and training. Additional Resources: Art History Resouce: Grades 1-5 Art History Resource creator Debra Herman Learn more aobut Debra… Read more »

Child Protection Policy

To Encourage Every Congregation to Establish and Implement a Child Protection/Safety Policy WHEREAS, the proclamation of the Gospel to children and youth is of critical importance (Mark 10: 13-16); and WHEREAS, we are concerned about the safety of children and youth (all those under 18 years of age) in our congregations; and WHEREAS, we are concerned… Read more »