February Prayer Focus

From Erin to You: We would be remiss not to broach the subject of “love” in February. At the core of everyone is the desire to be loved. The word “love” is so misused. I love chocolate cake. I love sports cars. I love movies. Love is not a feeling, but a person. 1 John…

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January Prayer Focus

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”  Isaiah 43:19 Happy New Year!  Please find a prayer below that I am going to ask us to join together to pray for the UMSI this month….

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December Prayer Focus

Typically this time of year causes most individuals to reflect on the past year and look forward to a new one. During Thanksgiving, we reflect on every provision for which we are thankful, as well as for our families. Christmas ushers in a time of reflection of the Savior’s birth, Christ born as a man,…

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2019 Historical Simulation Conference

Dear Teachers and Administrators, I am writing to inform you of an exciting opportunity coming this spring. The Historical Simulation Conference will provide students with a wonderful opportunity to hone their skills in research, critical thinking, team-building, and leadership, as well as helping them gain an appreciation for the complexity of world events and the…

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Certification Update

From the point of initial membership, UMSI schools have two school years in which to apply for NAUMS certification. However, it is recommended that the entire process be completed within a two-year period. Currently, there are 16 schools not yet certified. If your school is one of these, and you have not yet applied, please…

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November Prayer Focus

I pray everyone has had a relatively smooth start to the 2018-19 school year! If you are like our school, you experience a few bumps along the path that God allows in order to grow each of us to greater dependence on Him. I want to take a moment to encourage you to make prayer…

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Membership Packets

Watch carefully for fall member packets in the mail! For the first time, this comprehensive resource, containing annual membership certificates for 2018-2019, along with new door decals, will be sent to all member schools. The packet will include exciting information about the 2019 Summit, regional support groups, new certification standards, new family ministry focus, membership benefits and resources, and much more. Administrators should expect this valuable resource to arrive at their schools, once…

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Certification Update

We are excited to serve the seven NAUMS schools that will be receiving certification or recertification visits during 2018-19. If your school is interested in certification or recertification during the current school year, please contact Karen Cannon at kcannon@umsi.org.  Coming spring of 2019, governance standards will be included in the 2019-2020 Certification Standards, including the requirement that all board members receive UMSI Visionary…

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Visionary Board Training

New for 2019, mandatory Visionary Board Training webinars will be offered in the fall and spring, along with the traditional offering at the UMSI Summit. All certified schools are required to have board members participate in this vital training. The fall webinar will be held November 26, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., CDT. To register for…

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