March Prayer Focus

Come to me all, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 At this point in the school year, I think many of us could use a little rest.  Following spring break, most school leaders are heading towards home plate to wind up the school year. Yet, while we…

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UMSI Database: Membersite

We rely on school administrators (or his/her designees) to keep schools’ demographic and contact information up-to-date.  For assistance, contact Pamela Oberg at accounting@umsi.org or Donnie Blair at dblair@umsi.org.  Remember: Membersite has three components: (1) School demographic information, (2) Repository of materials and archived webinars, presentations, etc., and (3) Communication Forum that can be used when all faculty,…

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Focus on the Family Broadcast with Ellen and Glen Schuknecht

Ellen Schuknecht (Veritas Academy of Austin, TX) and her husband, Glen, were recently featured on a Focus on the Family broadcast, titled “Building a Spiritual Heritage for Future Generations,” which is based on their book A Spiritual Heritage. We are honored and privileged to have Ellen Schuknecht’s service to UMSI Schools as a Family Ministry…

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Strategic Planning Retreat

The big news in the Business/Finance world stems from NAUMS’ recently completed Strategic Planning Retreat. Several heavy hitters, i.e., individuals with strong backgrounds in business and finance, gathered from across the UMSI footprint to brainstorm around challenges and opportunities facing our organization over the next few years. Many exciting ideas arose from our discussion. Without…

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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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