News and Events

Monday means good news for Lutheran schools!

Monday has arrived. The weekend is over and the reality of a new work week ahead has hit. Are you primed for a great week, or are you going to let Monday get you down? How about some good news to get your Monday rolling? Enrollment for our region’s 18 Lutheran schools (17 elementary schools,… Read more »

Rah Rah Re… Kick ’em in the Knee!

It’s the time of year again when I expect to find a flyer in my mailbox for the Hillsdale College Homecoming weekend… the annual invitation to come watch the Chargers play football, join the tailgate beforehand, enjoy the tent party after, attend the class celebrations, etc. Seems universities have the system down; they had us… Read more »

Tootin’ the Horn

I have never been one to like center stage. I enjoy my role as the “man behind the curtain”, planning the event, orchestrating movements, and scripting the songs for school leaders to take the limelight. (At the Partnership, we like the bass rather than the lead, the off-beats rather than the downbeats.) Periodically, however, we… Read more »

Join us for a cracker jack night

Put it on your calendar: This year’s Lutheran Night at the TinCaps is set for Saturday, August 29. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. You won’t want to miss the fireworks, ZOOperstars, and more! Like last season, the Tin Caps will donate $1 from each ticket sold in advance (no later than July 17) to… Read more »

Focusing on ‘the main thing’

My last e-newsletter contained three reflections of the 2014-15 school year and took a glimpse at the 2015-16 school year. For this e-newsletter, I asked our principals for their reflections on the 2014-15 school year. Here are some of the responses: We’re blessed by the atmosphere of a close Christian family of folks who love… Read more »

Welcome Aboard!

During our 2015 delegate meeting on May 11, we welcomed a new member to the TLSP board, Mark Roemke. Here’s an introduction to Mark and a bit about our eight returning board members. Mark Roemke is a farmer and an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Woodburn. Mark’s family has deep roots in Lutheran… Read more »

2015 Legislative Round-up

Partners in advocacy advance our mission It was a strong legislative session in support of Hoosier kids this year, and we’re thrilled that our representatives and senators listened–and responded–to nonpublic school concerns. Here’s a check list of accomplishments this year: Removed artificial cap of $4,800 on Choice Scholarships for elementary students (there remains a cap… Read more »

The urgency to make a difference

Can you put into words the basics of what drives your Lutheran school (or any school)? Recently, I visited a school that’s prayerfully searching for a principal. I was amazed by how well the students, teachers, parents, and leaders expressed many of the same characteristics of their school–caring, trustworthy, dedicated. They talked consistently about ministry… Read more »

A week for fools

“Area Lutheran Teachers vote to cancel spring break to end the school year in May.” There may be some of you who don’t find that line very foolish (and we’re the ones not vacationing in Florida right now). Bucking what has become a national institution would be deemed doomed to failure. Who would want to… Read more »