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2017-2018 Schedule of Meetings

NID Teachers Conference:

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018

Location: Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Illinois

Watch for more details in Spring, 2018.

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2018 Northern Illinois District Teachers’ Conference Awards Nominations

2018 Northern Illinois District Teachers’ Conference Committee Nominations

Call for Proposals
The Northern Illinois District 2018 Teachers’ Conference Committee is seeking presenters for its October 19, 2018 Conference, to be held at Concordia University Chicago, in collaboration with LEA.

The hope is to gather outstanding presenters to cover many content and skill areas that span grade levels (Early Childhood through 8th grade), special education, administration, personal growth and development, athletics, theater, music, admissions, and other areas of professional growth. If you would like to provide our attendees with a wonderful opportunity for growth, inspiration, and professional development by leading a 45 minute sectional, please click on the google document link to find out more details regarding sectional times, stipend and other benefits and to fill out an application.

All submissions are due by February 28, 2018. You will hear if your application has been accepted by April 20, 2018. If you have any questions regarding presenting, please contact Katrina Kloess at kkloess@tlcs.org. If you have questions about the conference itself, please contact Julie Klopke at jklopke@fulllifeinchrist.org.

NID Leadership Conference:

For current and retired administrators of elementary and high schools, childcare centers, preschools, and admissions counselors. Program information for each Leadership Conference will be in the School Newsletter. Contact the district office to subscribe.

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location: Concordia University Chicago

Dates: January 29, 2018; April 23, 2018

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NID Early Childhood Network Meetings:

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The Early Childhood Networks connects you with other early childhood professionals to glean ideas and applications for best practices in early childhood ministry, teaching and administration. The meetings are hosted monthly in two options (east regional and west regional) at early childhood centers and schools around our district. Meeting time is 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Email Melissa Smith or Julie Klopke, NID early childhood consultants, for more information.

Regional Administrators Meetings:

Print complete Regional Administrators Schedule 2017-2018 (Available soon)

Central Suburban Administrators Meetings

Contact: Aaron Landgrave

Time: 7 a.m.

Location: Egg Harbor, Yorktown Mall


Rock Valley Administrators Meetings

Contact: Judy Schaefer

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Location: Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles Street, Rockford, Illinois, 815-397-3534


Fox North Administrators Meetings

Contact: Ed Bower

Time: TBD

Location and Dates:

North Side Administrators Meetings

Contact: Donna Tennis

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: LaVilla Restaurant, 3632 N. Pulaski, Chicago, 773-283-7980


Northwest Suburban/Fox Administrators Meetings

Contact: Jennifer Heinze

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Locations and Dates:

South Suburban Administrators Meetings

Contact: James Krupski

Time: Noon

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Fox South Administrators Meetings

Contact: Pam Mueller

Time: 7 a.m.

Location: Panera Bread, 1450 Douglas Road, Oswego


South Side Administrator Meetings

Contact: Donna Tennis

Time:  4:30 p.m.

Location and Dates:

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National Lutheran Schools Week 2018
January 21-27, 2018
Theme: It’s Still All About Jesus!

National Lutheran Schools Week 2019
January 27 – February 2, 2019
LCMS National Youth Gathering
Theme: TBD

National Lutheran Schools Week 2020
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Theme: TBD

National Lutheran Schools Week 2021
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LCMS National Youth Gathering
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