Mark Muehl

School Shepherd Award Nominations

National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) encourages and recognizes Lutheran schools that provide quality Christian education and engage in continuous improvement. NLSA facilitates Lutheran schools in evaluating their academic quality and the spiritual dimension of the school. Academic quality is determined by the school doing a rigorous self-study in which the school measures itself against nearly… Read more »

Boldness in Ministry

Numbers 1-3. Yeah, I’m pulling out the Old Testament for you this week. Numbers 1-3 is a section that, if you’re like me, you’ve skimmed through (at best) rather than ponder and meditate upon. These chapters share the instructions God gave for the Israelites in pitching their tents around the tabernacle. Three chapters of explicit… Read more »

Your Voice is Needed

The Indiana Non-Public Education Association (INPEA) is hosting a legislative engagement training meeting at the Indiana District office downtown Fort Wayne on November 17th from 6-7:30 PM. Come learn more about how to help the non-public school voice be heard. The event is open to anyone interested in connecting our parents and community with the… Read more »

Enrollment News for The Lutheran Schools Partnership

Enrollment information is in for the 2016-2017 school year and we’re happy to report that enrollment across The Lutheran Schools Partnership (TLSP) remained about the same from last school year, increasing by 6 students Partnership wide. Enrollment for our region’s 18 schools now sits at 4117 which is the highest enrollment for this region since… Read more »

The Emotionally Safe Classroom

St. Paul’s Teachers Foster a Caring Learning Environment Jovita Nack, a fifth grade teacher at St. Paul’s Lutheran School, says that when a child does not feel safe, they cannot learn. “I came across a professor in college who understood classroom anxiety and said, ‘Think of me as someone who is like an editor and… Read more »

Bethlehem Lutheran: A Small School with a Big Heart

Lasting Friendships Highlight Layne Fisher’s Experience Layne Fisher doesn’t think it’s a coincidence that her family ended up at Bethlehem Lutheran School. “It was God’s plan,” she says. “I was getting my hair cut from a lady in Ossian. I was looking for a babysitter, so I talked to my hairdresser who recommended Susan Stoppenhagen…. Read more »

Woodburn Lutheran Impacts Family of Seven

The Gentz Family Invests in Christian Education Jake and Jamie Gentz had a big decision when it came time for their oldest son, Jacob, to go to kindergarten. Parents to five kids, they knew that whatever school they chose, they would be making a decision that impacted their whole family. “I did a walk through… Read more »

A Change for The Lutheran Schools Partnership

Change is part of the world we live in. We can fight it, embrace it, create it and ignore it. This year, TLSP will experience a major change as our Academic Excellence coordinator moves on from TLSP to begin working for Region 8. Cindy McKinney has been a trusted colleague, a valued resource to teachers… Read more »

Lego Robotics: An Adventure in Computer Programming

St. John-Emmanuel Completes in Lego Robotics Competition Tinkering with Legos isn’t just for kids. Ask Randy Stinson, Lutheran school parent and one of the volunteer leaders for the Lego robotics club at St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School. Lego robotics combines engineering and computer programming, allowing students to design, build, and program small-scale Lego robots. These robots… Read more »

Reading Partners Program Spurs Relationships

Volunteers and First Graders Connect through Reading and Dogs If dogs are man’s best friend, then it’s no wonder they make a great pal for early readers. In Amy Scott’s first grade class last year, children were paired with reading volunteers and later, therapy dogs, encouraging young readers with their literacy development. It all began… Read more »