Mark Muehl

The Case for Advancement

Teacher, administrator, bookkeeper, education leader, secretary, counselor, admissions, PR, Athletic director, VBS, Sunday School, youth director, special ed. It’s quite the job description, that of a Lutheran school principal. For most Lutheran schools, the investment in staff is in the classroom while the administration of the schools is on the shoulder of a leader who… Read more »

Teacher Appreciation Week

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, here are TLSP staff reflections on their memories of a favorite teacher. Alicia: A teacher for whom I give thanks often is Mrs. Feuerbach, at Zion Lutheran School in Wilton, Iowa.  Mrs. Feuerbach was my kindergarten teacher, but so much more. She was my choir director, my volleyball coach,… Read more »

Primer on School Choice

School Choice. It’s a controversial topic that is like a tsunami throughout our country. School Choice is about kindergarten through grade 12 options for education- public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling. School choice is about programs that give access to these options. School choice is about trusting… Read more »

Kevin Creutz Named LEA’s Distinguished Lutheran Elementary Administrator

Lutheran Education Association’s 2018 Distinguished Lutheran Elementary Administrator award is Kevin Creutz. At the time of the selection, Mr. Creutz was principal of Central Lutheran School in New Haven. However, Mr. Creutz recently accepted a call to serve as Superintendent of Schools for the LCMS Ohio District beginning his new position in February. Last week,… Read more »

For a Healthy Future- Lutheran Schools

“….The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. We all must have something to love.” -American clergyman George Washington Burnap and repeated/attributed to Immanuel Kant, a philosopher of the 1700’s. I remember these words being part of the first unit of the middle… Read more »

Foolish or Wise?

You believe it, right? When you read 1 Corinthians 15, you believe it with all you heart. While we celebrate the Reformation with all its “By grace you have been saved” exhorting, the Reformation, faith in Christ, our churches and our schools are a waste if what Paul preaches in 1 Corinthians isn’t true. 1… Read more »

TLSP Schools at the National Lutheran Basketball Tournament

St Paul’s Lutheran School Fort Wayne and Concordia Lutheran School represented The Lutheran Schools Partnership (TLSP) schools at this year’s National Lutheran Basketball Tournament in Valparaiso, Indiana. Both teams played into the last day of the tournament. St. Paul’s went 4-1, and played in the championship bracket throughout the tournament.  The Bears defeated Our Redeemer, Delavan, Wisconsin 47-27 in the… Read more »

It’s All About Jesus- Holy Week

Not lost on this Palm Sunday is the fact it is March 25. March 25 makes this year’s Palm Sunday 3 months after Christmas and 9 months until the next Christmas celebration.  9 months from now, we celebrate the birth of our Savior. 3 months ago, we welcomed the newborn King. Today we sang, “Hosanna”… Read more »

Coming Soon: Shrek the Musical Jr.

This weekend, a special collaboration of middle school students will take the stage at Concordia Lutheran Elementary School. Shrek The Musical, Jr. is a citywide middle school musical taking place Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17, 2018 at Concordia Lutheran Elementary School (4245 Lake Ave) at 7:00pm. Admission is $5 for students and $7… Read more »

2018 ILSSA State Basketball Tournament

Last weekend, Lutheran schools from all over the state competed in the Indiana Lutheran Schools Athletic Association’s State Basketball (ILSAA) tournament in Fort Wayne, IN. ILSAA is a non-profit organization that sponsors sports competitions for Indiana Lutheran middle schools. The tournament included 10 middle school boys teams and 10 middle school girls teams. Over the… Read more »