SEMINARIES & INSTITUTES

LENEXA, OLATHE & TOPEKA STAKES

OUR PURPOSE

Our purpose is to help youth and young adults understand and rely on the teachings and Atonement of Jesus Christ, qualify for the blessings of the temple, and prepare themselves, their families, and others for eternal life with their Father in Heaven.

AN EVENING WITH ELDER M. RUSSELL BALLARD

Elder M. Russell Ballard will address Seminaries and Institutes of Religion teachers and administrators during the Annual Church Educational System broadcast “An Evening with a General Authority” on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00pm.


Check with your local stake supervisor for more details.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: MySeminary - A New App for Parents and Priesthood Leaders. COMING SOON

We are very excited to share the new seminary parent application (MySeminary) with the entire Church. This new app will give you a variety of new features beyond just yearly registration. You will be able to manage your contact information and your children's attendance. In addition, you will be able to see your child's graduation progress and lesson schedule for their class.


In order to ensure the best possible experience with our initial product launch, we are not granting all wards & stakes access yet.


We thank you for your patience, and assure you that you will have access with plenty of time to take care of your family's registration needs.

**During In-service on January 16, I did a brief training on the Schedule Details page in WISE. When this new MySeminary app is released, parents and students will be able to view what lessons were taught on which days. If there is no information on the Schedule Details page, this information will not be available to the parents of students in your class. In case you were not at in-service, or you want a refresher, here is a training video regarding entering information in WISE on the Schedule Details page:


https://si.lds.org/help/tech/wise/wise-release-april-2-2015---schedule-details-and-new-report-card---seminary?lang=eng&taxy=

INCASE YOU MISSED IT: IMPORTANT Emails To Be Sent To Parents Next Week

There is a new messaging feature in WISE that we (Bro. Mitchell & Sis. Cook) can use from the seminary office. As another part of our efforts to help students be on track for credit in seminary, we are going to use this feature. Please be aware that in the next week, an email will be sent to all seminary parents that have a valid email on file.

Below is the information that will be in the messages. The first email is regarding potential seminary graduates for the 2015-16 seminary year. The second is regarding students that are potential Certificate of Completion recipients. The contact number in the messages will be the seminary office, but as a fair warning, you may have parents contacting you regarding their child(ren) that are in your class. They will likely want to know what their child(ren) need to do in order to get credit or graduate. If you do not know how to find this information (transcripts), will you please contact me and I will be happy to help you know.


Template Message(s) that will be sent regarding those students who are potential seminary graduates for the 2015-16 seminary year:


• {Student} may be eligible to take part in Seminary graduation at the conclusion of this school year. Your student has completed {Seminary Courses Completed} with full credit and is currently {Enrolled}. Seminary graduation requires completion of all four courses of study. Please contact {Program Name} Seminary at {Phone} for more information about graduation and your student's status.{Incompleted Courses List}


Template Message(s) that will be sent regarding students who are potential Certificate of Completion recipients for the 2016-16 seminary year:


• {Student} may be eligible to take part in Seminary graduation at the conclusion of this school year. In order for students to earn a certificate of completion they must have 75% or above attendance for each term, completed the required reading, and passed the assessment. Your student has completed {Seminary courses for the current year completed}. Your student is missing credit in {Incompleted Courses List"}. Please contact {Program Name} seminary at {Phone} for more information about graduation and your student's status.

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SEMINARIES & INSTITUTES - LENEXA, OLATHE & TOPEKA STAKES

Ric Mitchell, Coordinator