November Prayer Focus

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

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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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UMSI Prayer Focus

“Partnering for the Kingdom” is the theme for the 2018-2019 school year, and we have committed to focus on lifting individuals and schools up to the Father in prayer. Please send your personal or school prayer requests to prayer@umsi.org. Our prayer warriors will take time each week to cover requests and praises with prayer. If you would like to become one of our dedicated prayer…

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Schools Certified and Accredited 2017-2018

Twelve (12) schools were successfully certified or recertified this year! Congratulations to the schools that received certification awards at the 2018 UMSI Summit Banquet. We applaud your diligence in earning this accomplishment. See all new certified and recertified schools below. Schools recognized for their 2017-2018 accreditation efforts were also recognized at the banquet. Schools Recertified…

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Success at the 2018 UMSI Summit

Dear University-Model® Stakeholders, From my perspective, the 2018 UMSI Summit was an amazing success, and I am extremely grateful to all who attended or participated in both small and big ways! Positive comments are coming in almost daily regarding the quality of the teacher training, both classical and traditional, and I am especially grateful to…

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Kirk Cameron’s Movie “Connect”

In a social media-centered world, the smart phone has become a cultural rite of passage for kids, but is that rite all wrong? How can this generation of parents blaze a new trail to equip their kids to thrive in an ever-changing digital environment while steering clear of the dangers that lurk nearby? With six…

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