News and Events

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 »

St. Peter’s does the heart good

In February, students at St. Peter’s Lutheran School raised $7,850 for the American Heart Association during the school’s Hoops for Heart and Jump Rope for Heart events, part of a national effort to fight cardiovascular disease and promote fitness. Students began seeking donations and participating in event-related activities early in the month. Kindergarteners through fourth-graders… Read more »

Parents: Don’t miss this opportunity

I’m more than pleased to announce that Dr. Tim Elmore has accepted our invitation to speak in Fort Wayne next month. Tim, a best-selling author, international speaker-and leading authority on how to understand the next generation and prepare tomorrow’s leaders today-will present “Leading Your Kids to Succeed in Life: Twelve Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid”… Read more »

St. John–Emmanuel’s Stellwagen to enter his alma mater’s hall of fame

St. John–Emmanuel Lutheran School teacher David Stellwagen was inducted into the Concordia University Chicago Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 11. David was a four-year letterman in basketball and tennis at Concordia University Chicago. He finished his basketball career with 1,246 points, placing him fifth on the university’s current all-time scoring list. His 355… Read more »

Thanks for your support

Thanks to the more than 350 parents, students, administrators, board members, pastors, and other interested parties who filled the International Ballroom at IPFW on January 27 for the Allen County School Choice Rally. I hope you were one of the attendees shouting “Good Choice!” in response to “School Choice!” From the “School Choice Dance” led… Read more »

Friends giving friends hope

On January 13, 14, and 15, The Lutheran Schools and The Lutheran Schools Partnership had the opportunity to welcome Phil Zielke, executive director of “Phil’s Friends,” an organization whose mission is to provide Christ-centered support and comfort to those who are fighting cancer. Phil is a 33-year-old former Lutheran school teacher and two-time cancer survivor…. Read more »

Open Houses scheduled for January 25, 2015

Seventeen northeast Indiana Lutheran schools will host open houses from noon until 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 25. “During our annual open houses, families can see firsthand what an attractive opportunity our schools provide,” said Mark Muehl, executive director of The Lutheran Schools Partnership. While most Lutheran schools have scheduled open houses on January 25,… Read more »