National Lutheran Schools Week
National Lutheran Schools Week provides our network of nearly 2,300 LCMS preschools, elementary schools and high schools with the public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God’s work among us in Lutheran schools.
We thank God for the opportunity to provide excellent academic preparation for the children we serve. We are most grateful for the opportunity to share Jesus’ amazing love with children and their families.
National Lutheran Schools Week gives us an opportunity to proclaim these great blessings within the communities we serve. Our schools are amazing incubators for faithful witness of God’s love for us through Christ by teachers and students alike.
Jan. 22-28, 2017 — Upon this Rock: “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock” (Is. 26:4 ESV).
Jan. 21-27, 2018 — It’s Still All About Jesus: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Heb. 13:8 ESV).
Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2019 — Theme and Scripture verse to be determined.
Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2020 — Theme and Scripture verse to be determined.
Jan. 24-30, 2021 — Theme and Scripture verse to be determined.
Jan. 23-29, 2022 — Theme and Scripture verse to be determined.
2017 National Lutheran Schools Week Resources
Why did the date change for NLSW?
When National Lutheran Schools Week was established, the first week of March was chosen to coincide with re-enrollment time. NLSW provides a wonderful opportunity to share the unique story of Lutheran education through open houses and other events held within our communities and congregations.
The trend in recent years has been to begin the re-enrollment process earlier in the school year. The celebration of NLSW during March may also conflict with the penitential, somber season of Lent.
Therefore, the members of the LCMS School Cabinet made the decision to begin National Lutheran Schools Week on the fourth Sunday in January. As has been true in the past, schools may make the decision to celebrate this week when it best meets their needs.