Cross Copy Weekly – Nov. 9, 2018

OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, Nov. 11
2:00-4:00

Please spread the word to friends, neighbors, and co-workers! Invite them to come learn about Lutheran North Middle School and Lutheran North High School; meet teachers and administrators; find out how to
ACHIEVE, BELIEVE, BELONG at Lutheran North!

Remember! Word-of-mouth advertising
is our most effective recruitment tool!


State Playoffs!

Crusader status in MSHSAA Playoffs are as follows. Please come out to support our athletes and cheer them on in the post-season!

Cross Country – Crusader runners represented LHSN well at the State Meet in Jefferson City last Saturday. Pictured are All-State seniors Secondo Kaka, 10th Place, and Isaac Stout, 7th Place. Sophomore Ellie Jander finished 36th out of 176 runners.

Soccer – With a 2-1 overtime win over Cole Camp last Saturday, the Crusaders have advanced to the Class 2 State Semifinals for the first time in LHSN history! Their opponent will be Barstow (Kansas City area) at 2:00 this afternoon (Nov. 9) at Soccer Park in Fenton. A win will put them in the Championship match to be played there at 4:00 on Sunday, Nov. 10. The match to determine third and fourth place will be played at noon on Nov. 10. GO, CRUSADERS!

Football – Having defeated Duchesne in the 2nd round of District play, the Crusaders vie for the District Championship tonight (Nov. 9) vs. Lift for Life at 7:00 here on LaMothe Field. Come and cheer them on!


Senior Leaders

Each month at the Senior Breakfast, we recognize seniors who were “caught” displaying the five leadership characteristics taught at the Leadership Retreat: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Encourage the Heart, Enable Others to Act, and Challenge the Process. Seniors can be nominated by their teachers or their peers.

At the November breakfast, the following seniors were recognized for various leadership actions (pictured left to right): Jordyn White, Josh Hopkins, Victoria Chandler, Orece Robinson, Becca Roth, Greg Carr, Jessica Molden, Zach Roeglin, and Katie Laffold. Honorees not pictured included Tieryn Minor, Edward Keith, and Kaylynn Hayden. We’re proud of you, seniors!


District Music Honors

Congratulations to Alexander Paul and Nate Laesch! During the month of October, District Honors Choir and District Honors Band auditions took place. Both Alex and Nate have the distinct honor of being chosen for these groups – Alex for District Choir and Nate for District Band. Way to go, Crusader musicians!


Special Guest Speakers

Last Friday, Mr. Endorf’s Personal Finance class had a few guest speakers to discuss banking careers. Kristina Stierholz, Anthony Ricks, and Gerald Kirk shared their career and educational paths before presenting on the financial industry. Kristina and Anthony, who both work at the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, informed students on what the FED looks for in candidates applying for jobs. Soft skills are just as important as hard skills.

All three speakers emphasized to students that “North is a special place” where students learn how to put the work in while growing their relationship with Christ, reminding them they are not alone when they leave.

Gerald mentioned he acquired a history minor mostly because of his influential high school history teacher, Mr. Mac. How have you influenced those around you? Mr. Endorf is curious as to who from the North community has influenced you over the years and how? Feel free to drop an email to him at pendorf@lhsnstl.org.


Visiting World Wide Technology

Lutheran North recently had the privilege of being selected to attend the High School Open House at the World Wide Technology headquarters in Westport. Mr. Brackman accompanied ten Crusaders for a tour, presentations, and lunch at the awesome new facility. The following Crusaders enjoyed this enriching experience: Jonah Koch, Edward Keith, Isaac Stout, Ariana Ross, Carl Walker, Kemi Omolayo, Stephanie Njeri, Liberty Webb, Tony Walker, and Moriah Morrow.


Project Graduation ’19

Parents! Please come to our meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6:00 p.m. in the counseling center.

Senior parents should know what is being planned for our graduates and give their ideas for making this an awesome celebration and culminating activity for their kids.

Junior parents will want to see how the process works so they know what to expect next year!

Sophomore and freshman parents may want to get a jump on what’s to come! Besides, who doesn’t like to plan a party?!


Attn: Senior Parents

Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch is our official senior photographer and will bring a new experience to the Class of 2019. Prestige will have a full mobile studio on our campus on November 14 and 15 to photograph all senior portraits. Multiple session choices will include personal background, pose selection, and clothing changes.

You should have received scheduling and session information from Prestige Portraits. Remember! All seniors must be photographed by Prestige to be included in the yearbook, and must have an appointment for a photo session.


A+ Information Session for all Lutheran North families will be Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Please join us to find out about this program and how it can fund two years of college tuition for eligible students. Please note that this is an opportunity to get FREE college tuition for two years!

Junior Parent College Night – Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:15 p.m. (following the A+ info session at 6:30 p.m.). Counselors Burreson and Buford will meet with parents of juniors to provide an overview of the college counseling curriculum including the process for researching and applying to college and financial aid. All junior parents are strongly encouraged to attend. This session will run 7:15-8:30.

Seniors – should be finishing up college applications and completing the FAFSA. The second senior sweats order is due on Nov. 16 by 8:00 a.m. This is the final order for the year. The orders will be ready for pick up prior to Christmas break in case you are looking for a gift idea for your son/daughter.

Going Merry – a new scholarship search engine! Seniors should check it out and sign up here. Students from other local schools are enthusiastic about this service, so try it out and let the Counseling office know what you think.

Guest Speaker on Nov. 28: Sex Trafficking is real in St. Louis! – Heather Sparks, a leader for Concerned Women for America and Sex Trafficking activist, will be speaking at Lutheran North on Nov. 28th. She will be sharing the harsh realities of sex trafficking in the St. Charles and St. Louis area, and what our students can do to prevent it and help victims of it. Heather will also be explaining the link between social media and dating app usage, pornography, and sex trafficking. Her informative and age-appropriate presentation brings awareness to this issue, explains to students how sex traffickers use the internet to lure the vulnerable, and how they can protect and prevent themselves and others from ever being a victim.


FREE Car Wash for Students!

Waterways by Westport Plaza is offering a FREE express car wash to students who show a valid school ID and this bar code on weekends through November. THANKS, Waterways, and the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce!



Local students from the Lutheran Summer Music Academy will be giving a concert at Lutheran Church of the Atonement on Nov. 17, 7:30-9:00 p.m. (note time change). The concert, featuring Broadway selections, will highlight what the young musicians learned at LSM. A worship service will also be included.

The academy involves members of Atonement, St. Paul’s, and other area Lutheran churches including Lutheran North student Alexander Paul. A freewill offering will be taken to help the students pay their 2019 tuition to the academy, held at Valparaiso University. Everyone is welcome!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Nov. 11 – Open House, 2-4 pm (see above)
  • Nov. 13 – A+ Info Meeting, 6:30 pm (see above)
  • Nov. 13 – Jr. Parent College Night, 7:15 pm (see above)
  • Nov. 14 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm (see above)
  • Nov. 14-15 – Senior Yearbook Pictures (see above)
  • Nov. 16 – LHSA Havana Nights Auction & Gala, 6 pm
  • Nov. 21-23 – Thanksgiving Break (No School)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16

Cross Copy Weekly – Oct. 26, 2018

Now Showing!

“Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily” continues with performances in the LHSN gym at 7:00 tonight and tomorrow (Oct. 26/27). Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, free for kids 5 and under. Come support our talented and hardworking Crusader thespians. You will surely be entertained!


State Playoffs!

Lutheran North athletes have completed their regular seasons and are pursuing advancement in the MSHSAA Playoffs as follows. Please come out to support the Crusaders and cheer them on in the post-season!

Football – District 1st Round vs. Hillsboro Grandview, Friday, Oct. 26 at home, 7:00

Cross Country – District Meet Saturday, Oct. 27 at Spanish Lake Park, Girls 10:35, Boys 11:45

Volleyball – District Champs! Sectional Saturday, Oct. 27 vs. Duchesne at Lindenwood University, 1st match 3:00, finals about 6:00

Soccer – District Champs! Sectional at Cole Camp Saturday, Nov. 3, 2:00


Lost & Found

The Christian rock group, Lost & Found, gave a special performance of Luther: The Rock Opera last Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto, Illinois. This rock opera tells the story of the early days of the Reformation, following the life and work of Martin Luther. Seven Crusaders accompanied Mr. Dixon to enjoy this free performance.


We’ve Got SPIRIT, Yes We DO!

This is your chance to let St. Louis know that Lutheran North is the best school around! Cast your vote for the Crusaders on Fox 2’s Pep Zone Playoffs by clicking here.


Angel’s Apples Pickup

Don’t forget to pick up your yummy apples TODAY (Oct. 26) between 3:00 and 6:00. Thanks to everyone who ordered. Project Graduation appreciates your support!


Save a Life!

The National Honor Society Fall Blood Drive is Monday, Nov. 5 from 9-2 in the gym. Students, parents, and faculty are encouraged to donate. Parent-signed permission forms are required for 16-year-olds and are available in the office. Each donation can help save three lives!


Attn: Senior Parents

Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch is our official senior photographer and will bring a new experience to the Class of 2019. Prestige will have a full mobile studio on our campus on November 14 and 15 to photograph all senior portraits. Multiple session choices will include personal background, pose selection, and clothing changes.

Watch your mailbox and email for scheduling and session information from Prestige Portraits. Remember! All seniors must be photographed by Prestige to be included in the yearbook.


Red Ribbon Week is a powerful time for prevention efforts to be shared between teens, but the message needs to be carried at home, too. That’s why NCADA (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse) and the St. Louis Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration are excited to use this week to continue to raise awareness for prevention and spread the news of Talk About It‘s expansion. NCADA encourages families to visit TalkAboutItMO.com to access free, age appropriate talking kits and start the conversation!

A+ Information Session for all Lutheran North families will be Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Please join us to find out about this program and how it can fund two years of college tuition for eligible students. Please note that this is an opportunity to get FREE college tuition for two years!

Seniors – should be finishing up college applications and completing the FAFSA. The second senior sweats order is due on Nov. 16 by 8:00 a.m. This is the final order for the year. The orders will be ready for pick up prior to Christmas break in case you are looking for a gift idea for your son/daughter.

Going Merry – a new scholarship search engine! Seniors should check it out and sign up here. Students from other local schools are enthusiastic about this service, so try it out and let the Counseling office know what you think.

Junior Parent College Night – Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:15 p.m. (following the A+ info session at 6:30 p.m.). Counselors Burreson and Buford will meet with parents of juniors to provide an overview of the college counseling curriculum including the process for researching and applying to college and financial aid. All junior parents are strongly encouraged to attend. This session will run 7:15-8:30.


Open House
Sunday, Nov. 11
2:00-4:00 

Please spread the word to friends, neighbors, and co-workers! Invite them to come learn about Lutheran North Middle School and Lutheran North High School. Meet teachers and administrators. Find out how to
ACHIEVE, BELIEVE, BELONG at Lutheran North!

Remember! Word-of-mouth advertising
is our most effective recruitment tool!


FREE Car Wash for Students!

Waterways by Westport Plaza is offering a FREE express car wash to students who show a valid school ID and this bar code on weekends through November. THANKS, Waterways, and the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce!


Havana Nights Auction & Gala

This is the last week to order your tickets for the Havana Nights Auction & Gala. You won’t want to miss out on the fun! The event is on Friday, Nov. 16 at The Coronado, located at 3701 Lindell Blvd. Join us for salsa dancing, cigar rolling and much more! Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Order your tickets at lhsnstl.org/auction.



Local students from the Lutheran Summer Music Academy will be giving a concert at Lutheran Church of the Atonement on Nov. 17, 7-8:30 p.m. The concert, featuring Broadway selections, will highlight what the young musicians learned at LSM. A worship service will also be included.

The academy involves members of Atonement, St. Paul’s, and other area Lutheran churches. A freewill offering will be taken to help the students pay their 2019 tuition to the academy, held at Valparaiso University. Everyone is welcome!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Oct. 26-27 – Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, 7 pm (see above)
  • Oct. 26 – Pick up Angel’s Apples orders, 3-6 pm
  • Nov. 5 – Blood Drive, 9-2 (see above)
  • Nov. 9 – Senior Breakfast, 7:15
  • Nov. 11 – Open House, 2-4 pm (see above)
  • Nov. 13 – A+ Info Meeting, 6:30 pm (see above)
  • Nov. 13 – Jr. Parent College Night, 7:15 pm (see above)
  • Nov. 14 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm
  • Nov. 14-15 – Senior Yearbook Pictures (see above)
  • Nov. 16 – LHSA Havana Nights Auction & Gala, 6 pm (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

Cross Copy Weekly – Oct. 19, 2018

Don’t Miss It!

The Lutheran North Theater Department invites you to join them for an evening of mystery and intrigue as they present “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily.” Accompanied by that consummate wit Oscar Wilde, the beautiful actress Lillie Langtry (the Jersey Lily) seeks help from the brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes in a small matter involving blackmail, some missing jewels and the royal family.

Performances are Oct. 25, 26, and 27. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, children 5 and under are free.

Cast members and their characters are as follows: Carl Walker – Sherlock Holmes, Christian Salemink – Dr. Watson, Becca Roth – Lily Langtry, Alexander Paul – Oscar Wilde, Ainsley Geiger – Kitty/Mrs. Tory, Dominic Cammarata – Moriarity, Andrew McAnulty – Smythe, Zach Roeglin – Karim, Mitchell Franklin – Man 1, Tyler Bochantin – Man 2. Other Crusaders who are understudies include Jessica Molden, Greg Carr, Natashia Davis, Will Liszewski, and Tim Roth. The play is directed by Miss Bork and Mrs. Pierson.


Alumnae Return to LHSN

Sydney Cross, Class of ’07, recently returned to LHSN to talk about her role as a diplomat with the U.S. State Department. Since graduating from North, Trinity University (bachelor degree) and Howard University (master’s), Sydney has lived in Vietnam, Tanzania, Mexico, and Washington DC. Current Crusaders enjoyed hearing about the exciting career experiences Sydney has had.

Rachel Seiler, Class of ’13, is a singer/songwriter living in Nashville. In a recent chapel assembly at LHSN, Rachel sang four Christian songs including two of her original works. She referenced scripture, which tied in with the lyrics of her songs. Students and faculty were enriched by Rachel’s music and words.

Both young ladies are appreciative of the training they received at Lutheran North, as well as the encouragement to pursue and achieve their dreams. We’re glad they returned to share their success with us!


Crusaders Put Faith in Action

Last Friday, students and faculty alike boarded buses and went out into the community to lend a helping hand. They spent the morning planting trees, doing yard work, packaging food, playing with preschoolers, painting, moving furniture, etc. Take a look…

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


There’s Still Time
to get Angel’s Apples!

Project Graduation is taking orders for those marvelous Angel’s Apples through MONDAY, Oct. 22. Delivery will be Friday, Oct. 26 (3-6 p.m.). Order forms were distributed to all students and extra forms are available in the main office. You may also download one here.

These apples are available with 24 different delectable coatings and are truly outstanding as dessert or as gifts. If you haven’t ever tried them, we recommend you do so!

Project Graduation needs your help! Please support our fundraisers with your own participation and by promoting them to your friends and co-workers. The next Project Graduation meeting will be WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14. Parents are urged to attend.


Red Ribbon Week

TREND is sponsoring Red Ribbon Week (RRW) next week, Oct. 22-26. Red Ribbon Week is drug awareness week, so students will hear facts about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. TREND will lead chapel on Monday and sponsor the following days:

Monday – RRW Kickoff – Get a red ribbon in chapel to wear all week
Tuesday – Wear a red shirt with uniform bottoms
Wednesday – “Give Drugs the Flop” day – Wear flip flops or slides to school
Thursday – “Put a Cap on Drugs” day – Wear a cap to school
Friday – “Don’t Mess with Your Genes” day – Wear jeans with uniform top


Counselors’ Corner

A+ Information Session for all Lutheran North families will be Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Please join us to find out about this program and how it can fund two years of college tuition for eligible students.

Seniors – should be finishing up college applications and completing the FAFSA. The second senior sweat order is due on Nov. 16 by 8:00 a.m. This is the final order for the year. The orders will be ready for pick up prior to Christmas break in case you are looking for a gift idea for your son/daughter.

Juniors – this Sunday, Oct. 21, is the NACAC NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR at Saint Louis University’s Simon Recreation Center from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Over 190 colleges/universities will be represented. Sessions will also be held on How to Choose a College (2:00 p.m.) and Financial Aid 101 (2:45 p.m.). This is the best opportunity for juniors! No cost. Click here for the flyer. Register at gotomyncf.com.

Junior Parent College Night – Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:15 p.m. (following the A+ info session at 6:30 p.m.). Counselors Burreson and Buford will meet with parents of juniors to provide an overview of the college counseling curriculum including the process for researching and applying to college and financial aid. All junior parents are strongly encouraged to attend. This session will run 7:15-8:30.

Freshmen and Sophomores – should be keeping their grades high and thinking about what they want to do after high school and for a vocation. Counselors will meet with sophomore classes in semester one and freshmen classes in semester two.


Care for Kate
Dinner Tonight! 

Everyone is invited to a benefit Italian Dinner to show love and support for Kate Snyder, who has undergone many serious medical procedures recently. Kate is the mother of 5 Lutheran North graduates – Sarah and Rebecca (’01), Dan (’03), Hannah (’12), and Lydia (’15) – and a longtime LHSN supporter.

Where: Salem Lutheran School gym, 5190 Parker Road in Florissant
When: Friday, Oct. 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Menu: Pasta w/Red or White Sauce, Ravioli, Pasta House Salad, Cheese Garlic Bread, Dessert, Tea
Freewill Offering At the Door!


Picture Retakes

School picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23. Any student who was NOT photographed or wishes to be RE-photographed should sign up in the main office and pick up an order form. If you ordered photos and want to retake them, please bring your photo package with you. You may contact Miss Bork with any questions.


Help support the Havana Nights Auction & Gala by donating a bottle of your favorite wine.

Next week is the last week to bring your auction donations to school. We are still in need of tickets to the Fox, the Blues and the Billikens. We also could use several more bottles of wine for the wine pull. You can click here to donate a bottle ($25 value or more) or bring one to the school office any day next week.

The Havana Nights Auction is on Friday, Nov. 16 at The Coronado, located at 3701 Lindell Blvd. Join us for salsa dancing, cigar rolling and much more! Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets, as well as donation, advertising, and sponsorship forms, are available at lhssstl.org/auction.


Lutheran Prayer Breakfast

The annual Lutheran Prayer Breakfast will be Oct. 31 at Orlando’s in Maryland Heights. The Rev. Dr. John Nunes will speak and a full breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30 a.m. See this flyer for more info and purchase tickets online here.


#1 Seed in Districts!

Lutheran North is the expected #1 Seed in three sports entering District Tournaments this coming week. Please come out to support the Crusaders and cheer them on as you are able. First round games are as follows:

Soccer – Monday, Oct. 22 at home, 4:00 (Championship game at home on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 4:00)

Volleyball – Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Crossroads, 4:00

Football – Friday, Oct. 26 at home, 7:00

Cross Country – Saturday, Oct. 27 at Spanish Lake Park (time TBD)


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Oct. 21 – NACAC College Fair @ SLU, 1-4 pm (see above)
  • Oct. 22 – Deadline for Angel’s Apples orders (see above)
  • Oct. 22-26 – Red Ribbon Week (see above)
  • Oct. 23 – Picture Retakes (see above)
  • Oct. 25-27 – Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, 7 pm (see above)
  • Oct. 26 – Pick up Angel’s Apples orders, 3-6 pm
  • Oct. 31 – Lutheran Prayer Breakfast, 7:30 am (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“‘And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31

Cross Copy Weekly – Oct. 12, 2018

Testing Day!

Tuesday, Oct. 16, will be testing day for all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Students should be at school no later than 7:55, as testing will begin promptly at 8:00. Juniors will take an official ACT (payment of $44.50 required), and freshmen and sophomores will take the PreACT (cost covered by LHSN). Seniors will have the day off to visit colleges and work on applications.

Students should bring #2 pencils (not mechanical), an eraser, and calculator – and be on time! A good night’s sleep and breakfast are recommended. Cell phones will not be allowed in testing rooms.

Dismissal will be when the test is over – approximately 11:30 for 9th and 10th graders, 11:45 for juniors (unless the student qualifies for extra time). No lunches will be served. Please plan rides accordingly.


Chamber of Commerce “Student of the Month”

Lutheran North is a member of both the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest Chamber of Commerce. During the school year, the Maryland Heights Chamber recognizes area students for outstanding achievement in academics, leadership, and extra-curricular activities. Each month, LHSN administrators select a Crusader they feel is deserving of this recognition and the chosen student is honored at the monthly luncheon meeting.

This week, Tom Xu was recognized as a “Student of the Month” at the Maryland Heights Chamber luncheon held at Syberg’s. As you can see, it was “Hockey Day” for the Chamber. Congrats to Tom!


Congratulations to Coach Prahlow!

The Missouri Track and Cross Country Coaches Association recently selected Coach Jim Prahlow for induction into their Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony and dinner will take place on Friday, Dec. 7 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO. Anyone wishing to attend may contact Jamie Schieber (Custom Meeting Planners) at 573-445-2965 or Jamie@custommeetingplanners.com. Tickets are $35 each.

As pictured, the Crusader Cross Country team is very happy for Coach Prahlow! The LHSN community joins them in congratulating Coach Prahlow on this honor.


Immersed in History

Nineteen Crusaders attended the first annual SLU History Immersion Day for ACC/1818 students taking US History to 1865. The LHSN students participated along with 300 others. Genesis Daniels won an attendance prize of SLU socks!

The groups enjoyed simulations about the French Revolution and the Peloponnessian Wars; listened to a description of the rise of Fascism in Europe; and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Some also saw the archeological dig at Camp Jackson on the Frost Campus, the site of the Confederate militia’s encampment prior to Nathaniel Lyon’s capture of the entire group.

While the students were busily engaged, Mr. Prahlow and Mr. Mac attended a professional development seminar dealing chiefly with comparative learning styles reflecting current trends in history education.


Angel’s Apples are Back!

Project Graduation is taking orders for those marvelous Angel’s Apples through Friday, Oct. 19. Delivery will be the following Friday, Oct. 26 (3-6 p.m.). Order forms were distributed to all students on Tuesday and extra forms are available in the main office. You may also download one here.

These apples are available with 24 different delectable coatings and are truly outstanding as dessert or as gifts. If you haven’t ever tried them, we recommend you do so!

Project Graduation needs your help! Please support our fundraisers with your own participation and by promoting them to your friends and co-workers. Thanks to all of the families who dined out at McDonald’s – you are greatly appreciated!

All parents, particularly junior and senior parents, are invited to the next Project Graduation meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6:00 p.m. in the Counseling Center. Note that the November meeting will be on WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14 (a change from the original schedule). Please come!


 

Seniors: The FAFSA became available on October 1st! Students received an email from Mrs. Burreson about what is needed to complete the FAFSA. An account can be set up at fafsa.ed.gov or by using the myStudent Aid app. Both parent and student need a FSA ID and may set them up at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid.

Keep working on applications. Keep in mind the goal to have all applications finished by the end of October. Once finished, start on scholarship search with Naviance, Fastweb.com, and the financial pages of college websites.

Senior Sweat orders have been distributed to seniors. Please see the order form for details. The first order is due with payment by Monday, Oct. 15.

Juniors: Tuesday, Oct. 16, is for most their first official ACT. Make sure your student is present and ready to go!

Students should be prepping for the ACT with their Method Test Prep account.

Students should start adding colleges to their “Colleges I’m Thinking About” list in Naviance… and keep their grades high!

Freshmen and Sophomores: On Tuesday, Oct 16, all 9th and 10th grade students will take the PreACT. This is a great opportunity for students to become familiar with the process and receive an assessment.


Flu Shots Here!

Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect you and your family from the flu. The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends that people get vaccinated by the end of October, if possible. You can join the effort to fight flu by getting your flu vaccine and encouraging people to protect themselves and their family by doing the same.

Flu shots for the seasonal flu will be offered by Schnucks Pharmacy at LHSN on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 1:00-4:00 pm in the Main Office/Health Room. Flu shots will be available to all students, family members, faculty, and staff over the age of 13 years. A parental consent form must be completed for ages 13-17.

Please sign up for a flu shot in the main office and pick up a consent form by Tuesday, Oct. 16. The consent form must be completed to receive a flu shot. Your pharmacy insurance card information can be entered on the form or you can bring your pharmacy insurance card with you when the shot is received. You may print the form here and call the office, (314)389-3100, to reserve your spot.

For more information from the Center for Disease Control about the flu and vaccines, click here. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse, Mrs. Jane Mark.


“Care for Kate”

Everyone is invited to a benefit Italian Dinner to show love and support for Kate Snyder, who has undergone many serious medical procedures recently. Kate is the mother of 5 Lutheran North graduates – Sarah and Rebecca (’01), Dan (’03), Hannah (’12), and Lydia (’15) – and a longtime LHSN supporter.

Where: Salem Lutheran School gym, 5190 Parker Road in Florissant
When: Friday, Oct. 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Menu: Pasta w/Red or White Sauce, Ravioli, Pasta House Salad, Cheese Garlic Bread, Dessert, Tea
Freewill Offering At the Door!


Picture Retakes

School picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23. Any student who was NOT photographed or wishes to be RE-photographed should sign up in the main office and pick up an order form. If you ordered photos and want to retake them, please bring your photo package with you. You may contact Miss Bork with any questions.


Coming Soon… to the LHSN Gym!

The Lutheran North Theater Department invites you to join them for an evening of mystery and intrigue as they present “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily.” Accompanied by that consummate wit Oscar Wilde, the beautiful actress Lillie Langtry (the Jersey Lily) seeks help from the brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes in a small matter involving blackmail, some missing jewels and the royal family. Perhaps that master criminal Professor Moriarty has a hand in this?

Come find out on Oct. 25, 26, or 27. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, children 5 and under are free.


Annual Auction – Nov. 16

Help support the Havana Nights Auction & Gala by donating a bottle of your favorite wine!

The auction will feature a wine pull in which bidders randomly select a bottle of wine, ranging in value from $25 to $100. Click here to donate a bottle or bring one to the main office any day next week.

The Havana Nights Auction is on Friday, Nov. 16 at The Coronado, located at 3701 Lindell Blvd. Join us for salsa dancing, cigar rolling and much more! Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets, as well as donation, advertising, and sponsorship forms, are available at lhsnstl.org/auction.


Lutheran Prayer Breakfast

The annual Lutheran Prayer Breakfast will be Oct. 31 at Orlando’s in Maryland Heights. The Rev. Dr. John Nunes will speak and a full breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30 a.m. See this flyer for more info and purchase tickets online here.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Oct. 12 – Faith in Action Day, Early Dismissal 12:00
  • Oct. 16 – Testing Day, Early Dismissal (see above)
  • Oct. 16 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm
  • Oct. 16 – Deadline to Sign up for Flu Shot (see above)
  • Oct. 18 – Flu Shots, 1-4 pm (see above)
  • Oct. 18 – LHSA Delegate Meeting @ LHSN, 7 pm
  • Oct. 19 – Deadline for Angel’s Apples orders (see above)
  • Oct. 23 – Picture Retakes (see above)
  • Oct. 25-27 – Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, 7 pm (see above)
  • Oct. 26 – Pickup Angel’s Apples orders, 3-6 pm
  • Oct. 31 – Lutheran Prayer Breakfast, 7:30 am (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Corinthians 1:2

Cross Copy Weekly – Oct. 5, 2018

Principal’s Posting

We develop great Christian leaders at Lutheran North! In order to complement this school-wide focus, this year during Crusader Block, all LHSN students are engaged in a character education and leadership program called Habitudes.  

Habitudes has been developed by best-selling author, international speaker, and Generations Y and Z expert, Dr. Tim Elmore. The Habitudes series utilizes visual imagery, activities, and discussion that resonate with today’s young adults, equipping them to navigate through life’s challenges and opportunities.   

Our first two lessons covered “The Iceberg” (the importance of character) and “The Starving Baker” (the importance of personal care and growth). We will continue to introduce additional topics over the course of the year and by May, all our students will be able to recount various leadership characteristics.

LHSN is providing this program for our students. While Habitudes is not free, the Growing Leaders website contains other free resources you may find useful. Check them out here.


Outstanding Student Leader

Jessica Molden, senior, was LHSN’s recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Student Leader Award sponsored by the St. Louis County Government Department of Human Services. Each St. Louis County high school can select a student who exemplifies leadership, service, citizenship, and high personal standards to attend a conference at Washington University. All Outstanding Student Leaders are then recognized at a ceremony and reception at the County Council Chambers. Congratulations to Jessica, who serves in a variety of leadership roles at Lutheran North.


Spotlight on a Band Student

Nate Laesch auditioned for the St. Charles Youth Orchestra and out of four trumpets chosen for the Orchestra, Nate earned first chair. Congratulations to Nate, who is a sophomore. We are proud of him for representing LHSN in St. Charles County!


Crusader Homecoming 2018

Lutheran North is celebrating Homecoming this week with a variety of special activities. The Crusader Band put everyone in a spirited mood Thursday morning as they walked the halls playing the Crusader Fight Song! In keeping with the theme of “Squad Day,” band members dressed accordingly – thus the dinosaur!

Congrats to these Crusaders voted MOST SPIRITED during the week!

  

Class by Color DayAlex Lorenz
Wacky Tacky DayLeAndra Rhymes
Squad Day – TV lawyers Kemi Olomayo, Deaven Crigler, Nicholas Klotz, Kiera Fuller, Tony & Carl Walker, and Alexander Paul, whose signs stated “If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma you may be entitled to financial compensation.”

FOOTBALL Crusaders take on the Burroughs Bombers at 7:00 tonight (Oct. 5). Come enjoy exciting football, concessions, spirit wear, alumni tent, selfie station, field goal contest at halftime, $1 raffle tickets, and more!

Homecoming Dance, Galaxy Gala, 7:00-10:30 Saturday. Crusaders will blast off to the dark side of the moon and float through the Milky Way as they enjoy a night of music, food, and fun. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at 9:00. Tickets are $15 at the door.


No School – Oct. 8

Please note that students have a day off (to recover from Homecoming?!) on Monday, Oct. 8. Faculty members will be off-campus for professional development, observing innovative learning spaces and considering how best to teach students in engaging and highly-effective ways.

The LHSN office will be CLOSED on Oct. 8. The LHSA office (room 103) will remain open.


Permission Form Needed

Friday, Oct. 12, will be Faith in Action Day for all Crusaders. The entire school will venture into the community to serve God by serving their fellowman. Attendance is required, as it is counted as a regular school day. Dismissal will be at 12:00 noon. Students should be sure to dress appropriately for whatever tasks they’ll be doing. No cafeteria lunch will be served, but pizza slices and water will be available for purchase. Pizza will cost $1.50 per slice and water $1.00 each, cash only.

Permission slips must be signed in advance. This is done electronically in OnCampus. Students must show you (parents) the form on their iPad and then have you sign your name. Ask them to do this ASAP! Please don’t wait. We must have your signature in order for your child to participate.


CANCELLED

The LHSN Family Bowling Night scheduled for this Sunday, Oct. 7 at Crest Bowl has been cancelled.


Mothers’ Club

Our next meeting is Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Come for fellowship with other LHSN moms/supporters, dinner, and devotions. Please bring a dish to share. We are a friendly group and we’d love to have YOU join us!



Seniors:  The FAFSA became available on October 1st! Students received an email from Mrs. Burreson about what is needed to complete the FAFSA. An account can be set up at fafsa.ed.gov or by using the myStudent Aid app. Both parent and student need a FSA ID and may set them up at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid.

Keep working on applications. Keep in mind the goal to have all applications finished by the end of October. Once finished, start on scholarship search with Naviance, Fastweb.com, and the financial pages of college websites.

Senior Sweat orders have been distributed to seniors. Please see the order form for details. The first order is due with payment by Oct. 15.

Juniors:  Tuesday, Oct. 16, is for most their first official ACT. Make sure your student is ready to go with a good night’s sleep, breakfast, #2 lead (not mechanical) pencils, eraser, and calculator. Cell phones are not allowed in testing rooms. Payment of $44.50 is now past due and should be turned into the Counseling Center prior to testing. Students should be sure to arrive on time Oct. 16! Dismissal will be at 11:45 (unless student qualifies for extended testing time).

Students should be prepping for the ACT with their Method Test Prep account.

The St. Louis Performing and Visual Arts College Fair will be held at Webster University, 175 Edgar Rd. 63119, in the Grant Gymnasium, on Monday, Oct. 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Students should start adding colleges to their “Colleges I’m Thinking About” list in Naviance… and keep their grades high!

Sophomores and Juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) offered at school on Wednesday, Oct. 10. This is an optional exam and the cost is $20. Taking the exam is a great opportunity for the student to compare his/her performance and comfort level with the two tests (SAT and ACT). Sign-up form with payment was due today but bring it in no later than Monday if you forgot. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Buford.

Freshmen and Sophomores:  Testing day is Tuesday, Oct 16. All 9th and 10th grade students will take the PreACT. Make sure your student is ready to go with a good night’s sleep, breakfast, #2 lead (not mechanical) pencils, eraser, and calculator. Cell phones are not allowed in testing rooms. Students should be sure to arrive on time Oct. 16! Dismissal will be at 11:30 (unless student qualifies for extended testing time).


Flu Shots Here!

Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect you and your family from the flu. The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends that people get vaccinated by the end of October, if possible. You can join the effort to fight flu by getting your flu vaccine and encouraging people to protect themselves and their family by doing the same.

Flu shots for the seasonal flu will be offered by Shop ‘n’ Save Pharmacy at LHSN on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 1:00-4:00 pm in the Main Office/Health Room. Flu shots will be available to all students, family members, faculty, and staff over the age of 13 years. A parental consent form must be completed for ages 13-17.

Please sign up for a flu shot in the main office and pick up a consent form by Tuesday, Oct. 16. The consent form must be completed to receive a flu shot. Your pharmacy insurance card information can be entered on the form or you can bring your pharmacy insurance card with you when the shot is received. You may print the form here and call the office, (314)389-3100, to reserve your spot.

If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse, Mrs. Jane Mark.


Support for a Sister in Christ!

Everyone is invited to a benefit Italian Dinner to show love and support for Kate Snyder, who has undergone many serious medical procedures recently. Kate is the mother of 5 Lutheran North graduates – Sarah and Rebecca (’01), Dan (’03), Hannah (’12), and Lydia (’15) – and a longtime LHSN supporter.

Where: Salem Lutheran School gym, 5190 Parker Road in Florissant
When: Friday, Oct. 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Menu: Pasta w/Red or White Sauce, Ravioli, Pasta House Salad, Cheese Garlic Bread, Dessert, Tea
Freewill Offering At the Door!


Annual Auction – Nov. 16

The 40th annual Auction & Gala will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 at The Coronado, located at 3701 Lindell Blvd. Our theme this year is “Havana Nights.”

Join us for salsa dancing, cigar rolling and much more! Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Please save the date and plan to attend this festive evening! We are currently seeking volunteers and donated items. To get involved now, contact Kippin Schelp at 314-833-2908 or kschelp@lhsastl.org. Donation, advertising, and sponsorship forms are available in the LHSN office and at lhsnstl.org/auction.


Lutheran Prayer Breakfast

The annual Lutheran Prayer Breakfast will be Oct. 31 at Orlando’s in Maryland Heights. The Rev. Dr. John Nunes will speak and a full breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30 a.m. See this flyer for more info and purchase tickets online here.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Oct. 5-6 – Homecoming Weekend (see above)
  • Oct. 8 – NO SCHOOL & Office Closed (Professional Development Day)
  • Oct. 9 – TJ’s Order Pick-up, 3-6 pm
  • Oct. 10 – PSAT/NMSQT Test (see above)
  • Oct. 11 – Mothers’ Club Dinner & Devotion, 6:30 pm (see above)
  • Oct. 12 – Faith in Action Day, Early Dismissal 12:00 (see above)
  • Oct. 16 – Testing Day, Early Dismissal (see above)
  • Oct. 16 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm
  • Oct. 16 – Deadline to Sign up for Flu Shot (see above)
  • Oct. 18 – Flu Shots, 1-4 pm (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” Colossians 3:13

Cross Copy Weekly – Sept. 28, 2018

Testing Day MOVED!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, ACT has changed the testing day from Tuesday, Oct. 2 to Tuesday, Oct. 16. On that day, Juniors will take an official ACT (payment of $44.50 is due now), and freshmen and sophomores will take the PreACT (cost covered by LHSN). Seniors will have Oct. 16 off to visit colleges and work on applications!

Please note that Oct. 2 will be a normal school day for all grades (Maroon; blocks 1-4). Parents of any senior who already has plans for a college visit that cannot be changed, should notify the office in order for the senior to be excused on Oct. 2.


Crusader Homecoming 2018

Lutheran North will celebrate Homecoming next week with a variety of special activities. Please encourage your student to participate in Spirit Week and plan to attend the Thursday night Pep Rally and the Friday night Football Game!

Monday
Class by Color Day: Freshmen – Brown; Sophomores – Red; Juniors – White; Seniors – Black
Tuesday
Pajama Day: Appropriate pj’s and slippers… and maybe a blankey!
Wednesday
Wacky Tacky Day: Stripes, Plaid, and Polks Dots?! Put together an outfit as twisted and mismatched as you can imagine!
Thursday
Squad Day: Get 3-5 of your friends together and dress as a group. You could be cartoon characters, a musical group, a sports team, you name it!
Friday
Maroon & Gold Day: Represent LHSN by going all out in maroon and gold! We’ll wrap the week up with a pep rally at the end of the school day.

Coronation Pep Rally & Powder Puff Football on Thursday beginning at 6:30 p.m. out in the stadium.
•  All Fall Sports teams recognized!
•  Homecoming Court Representatives crowned!
•  Senior nominees introduced!
•  Juniors vs. Seniors Powder Puff game!

Friday – Homecoming Football game vs. Burroughs at 7:00 p.m. Student Council will be selling $1 raffle tickets. You could win a Crusader Spirit Pack including LHSN Spirit Wear, FREE concessions, and more! You can also enter a Field Goal contest to try to win a $50 Visa Gift Card. All current LHSN students wearing Maroon & Gold will receive 1 free raffle ticket.

“Galaxy Gala” – the Homecoming Dance – happens Saturday, 7:00-10:30. Crusaders will blast off to the dark side of the moon and float through the Milky Way as they enjoy a night of music, food, and fun. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at 9:00. Tickets are $10 in advance (at lunches or through Smart Shopping Cart) and $15 at the door. Students bringing a guest from another school must download a guest permission form from OnCampus or pick one up in the office, and submit the completed form to the office by Friday, Oct. 5.


Students of the Month

Each month, September through April, the faculty chooses one student from each grade who demonstrates outstanding qualities or abilities. The four students are recognized after chapel, presented a certificate, and have their pictures displayed in the front hallway. Congratulations to the following students (pictured left to right) for leading by example and being named “Students of the Month” for September.

Taylor Robinson (grade 10) was nominated by Miss Bork, who wrote, “I have been very impressed with Taylor’s work in Honors English so far this year. She was a leader in her group during our first socratic seminar, her project on point of view in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird showed critical thinking, and her posts on our class blog are interesting and insightful. I look forward to reading her essay exploring the use of code switching in Harper Lee’s classic novel. In addition to her exceptional work, Taylor participates in class and is not afraid to ask clarifying questions when needed. Her work has earned her a 99.5% in the class so far.”

Deaven Crigler (grade 11) was nominated by Mr. Schoedel, who wrote, “Deaven is an exceptional Advanced Biology student. He sets an example for his peers by consistently coming to class prepared. He shows focus when working in the lab and turns in high-quality lab reports. He’s not afraid to ask questions in class and spends extra time outside of class to ensure his labs and lab reports are done correctly. Deaven is off to an impressive start this semester. He currently has the highest grade in the class and was the only student to receive a “Freakin’ Brilliant” stamp on the first test.”

Katie Laffold (grade 12) was nominated by Mr. Endorf, who wrote, “Katie is currently one of the top academic students in a very strong Accounting class. The attention to detail Katie has makes her a true asset to the classroom. Her work ethic is impeccable as she not only completes her work, but assists others in class who may be struggling. Katie has also been recognized by the office staff for going above and beyond her call of duty as she answers phones and greets visitors at her post in office procedures. She has even stayed after school during busy times to help out. Katie is off to a great start to her senior year and it’s about time we recognized her achievements in the classroom and the school overall. She’s a great ambassador for Lutheran North and a proud Crusader.”

Christian West (grade 9) was nominated by Mrs. Pierson, who wrote, “Since the beginning of the school year, Christian has put in numerous hours outside regular rehearsals to ensure he knows the music. He is a knowledgeable musician, and he often helps his peers during class. Christian has shown himself to be responsible, has displayed leadership, dedication, and is very respectful toward authority figures and peers.”


Dr. Tim Brackman

After recognizing the above Students of the Month following chapel on Thursday, the assembly surprised Principal Brackman by recognizing his recent accomplishment of earning his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University. Congratulations, Dr. Brackman! As his certificate states, “When leaders keep learning, faculty and students succeed!”


Fun 4 Purpose Presents Scholarships

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Kingdom State University Church (KSU) held its 3rd annual Fun 4 Purpose Community Carnival. The event was highlighted with the presentation of three $500 scholarships, one of which senior Raevyn Ferguson received. Students were encouraged to enter an essay competition about the importance of understanding “purpose.” We congratulate Raevyn!

Thanks to all who attended the carnival or helped in any capacity. Look for it again next year!


KPLR 11 Star Student of the Month 

Senior Amaya Earls has been selected as Star Student of the Month for September by KPLR 11. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, a broadcast team came to LHSN to film footage for KPLR 11’s Sports Extra segment that will air on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Many of Amaya’s Crusader teammates gathered around her while she was being interviewed by Rich Gould.

Amaya is a graduate of Immanuel-Olivette grade school. During her four years at Lutheran North, she has been a three-sport athlete, excelling in basketball, volleyball, and soccer. Congratulations, Amaya!


On the Air

Dr. Tim Brackman, Principal of Lutheran North High School, and Dr. Michael Starks, Lutheran North Middle School Director, joined Andy Bates and Sarah Gulseth on KFUO radio Wednesday to talk about the exciting news of the Lutheran North Middle School opening in fall of 2019. They discussed the need for this education in North County, and the difference this new Middle School will make in the lives of students. To listen to The Coffee Hour segment, click here.

Wednesday evening, in combination with our High School Transition night, LHSN hosted the first-ever informational introduction to our new Middle School. Families in attendance expressed much interest! Enrollment will open October 1st for all incoming 6th, 7th & 8th grade Jr. Crusaders, as well as LHSN students. No need to wait; start the process now!

To enroll or learn more about Lutheran North’s plans, visit lhsnstl.org, and follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter @lhsnstl.


Restaurant Fundraiser 

Project Graduation will have a McTeacher’s Night at McDonalds, 9131 W. Florissant on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 4-8 p.m. Satisfy your Big Mac attack and help Project Graduation at the same time!

The next Project Graduation meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. All junior and senior parents are invited!


Freshman & Sophomore Parents!

If you’re looking for something to do that is close to school while your freshman or sophomore is attending the Homecoming dance on Oct. 6, please join us for a PARENT SOCIAL hosted by the Mothers’ Club.

The social gathering will be held at a home in Ferguson – about 5 minutes from campus –  and is just an opportunity to get to know each other.

If you are interested in attending, please email Denise DiMercurio, denisendino@sbcglobal.net, or Mary Shay, mshaykeathley@gmail.com, for more information.


Calling All Bowlers!

LHSN Family Bowling Night will be Sunday, Oct. 7 (no school on Monday) from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Crest Bowl, 650 N. New Florissant Road in Florissant. Tickets may be purchased in the Main Office and cost $13. If you have a group of 6 and you purchase the tickets together, the cost will be $12.00 per ticket. Proceeds will benefit Project Graduation ’19. The Senior Class thanks you!



Seniors:  The FAFSA becomes available on October 1st! Students received an email from Mrs. Burreson about what is needed to complete the FAFSA. They may set up their account at fafsa.ed.gov or by using the myStudent Aid app. Both parent and student need a FSA ID and may set them up prior to Oct. 1 at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid.

The deadline to register for the Oct. 27 national ACT is today, Friday, Sept. 28.

Keep working on applications. Keep in mind the goal to have all applications finished by the end of October. Once finished, start on scholarship search with Naviance, Fastweb.com, and the financial pages of college websites.

Senior Sweat orders have been distributed to seniors. Please see the order form for details. The first order is due with payment by Oct. 15.

Juniors:  Tuesday, Oct. 16 (Note change in date!), is for most their first official ACT. Make sure your student is ready to go with a good night’s sleep, breakfast, #2 lead (not mechanical) pencils, eraser, and calculator. Cell phones are not allowed in testing rooms. Payment of $44.50 is now past due and should be turned into the Counseling Center prior to testing.

Students should be prepping for the ACT with their Method Test Prep account.

Students should start adding colleges to their “Colleges I’m Thinking About” list in Naviance… and keep their grades high!

Sophomores and Juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) offered at school on Wednesday, Oct. 10. This is an optional exam and the cost is $20. Taking the exam is a great opportunity for the student to compare his/her performance and comfort level with the two tests (SAT and ACT). Sign-up form and payment are due to the Counseling Center by Friday, Oct. 5. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Buford.

Freshmen and Sophomores:  Testing day is Tuesday, Oct 16 (Note change in date!). All 9th and 10th grade students will take the PreACT. Make sure your student is ready to go with a good night’s sleep, breakfast, #2 lead (not mechanical) pencils, eraser, and calculator. Cell phones are not allowed in testing rooms.

Saint Louis University 1818 Advanced College Credit enrollment closes on Sunday, Sept. 30. Please make sure students enrolled in ACC courses in English, history, Spanish, calculus, and advanced chemistry are signed up by Sunday. Students have had multiple reminders. Payment is due prior to Dec. 1, 2018. Watch for a bill from SLU.


Flu Shots Here!

Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect you and your family from the flu. The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends that people get vaccinated by the end of October, if possible. You can join the effort to fight flu by getting your flu vaccine and encouraging people to protect themselves and their family by doing the same.

Flu shots for the seasonal flu will be offered by Shop ‘n’ Save Pharmacy at LHSN on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 1:00-4:00 pm in the Main Office/Health Room. Flu shots will be available to all students, family members, faculty, and staff over the age of 13 years. A parental consent form must be completed for ages 13-17.

Please sign up for a flu shot in the main office and pick up a consent form by Tuesday, Oct. 16. The consent form must be completed to receive a flu shot. Your pharmacy insurance card information can be entered on the form or you can bring your pharmacy insurance card with you when the shot is received. You may print the form here and call the office, (314)389-3100, to reserve your spot.

If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse, Mrs. Jane Mark.


Annual Auction – Nov. 16

The 40th annual Auction & Gala will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 at The Coronado, located at 3701 Lindell Blvd. Our theme this year is “Havana Nights.”

Join us for salsa dancing, cigar rolling and much more! Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Please save the date and plan to attend this festive evening! We are currently seeking volunteers and donated items. To get involved now, contact Kippin Schelp at 314-833-2908 or kschelp@lhsastl.org. Donation, advertising, and sponsorship forms are available at lhsnstl.org/auction.


Lutheran Prayer Breakfast

The annual Lutheran Prayer Breakfast will be Oct. 31 at Orlando’s in Maryland Heights. The Rev. Dr. John Nunes will speak and a full breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30 a.m. See this flyer for more info and purchase tickets online here.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Oct. 1-6 – Homecoming Week (see above)
  • Oct. 2 – McTeacher Night, 4-8 pm (see above)
  • Oct. 6 – Fr. & Soph. Parent Social (see above)
  • Oct. 7 – Family Bowling Night, 7-10 pm (see above)
  • Oct. 8 – NO SCHOOL (Professional Development Day)
  • Oct. 9 – TJ’s Order Pick-up, 3-6 pm
  • Oct. 10 – PSAT/NMSQT Test (see above)
  • Oct. 11 – Mothers’ Club Dinner & Devotion, 6:30 pm
  • Oct. 12 – Faith in Action Day, 8-12 (Early Dismissal)
  • Oct. 16 – Testing Day (see above)
  • Oct. 16 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm
  • Oct. 16 – Deadline to Sign up for Flu Shot (see above)
  • Oct. 18 – Flu Shots, 1-4 pm (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” Colossians 3:13

Cross Copy Weekly – Sept. 21, 2018

Crusader
SOCCER Night Lights!

The Crusader soccer team will play under the lights at home on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7:00 vs. Crossroads. Come to cheer them on and enjoy the crisp night air and some Crusader concessions! No admission will be charged.

The Crusaders are on a victory streak, winning 4 of their last 5 games. In the 3-1 win over McCluer North on Sept. 20, senior Tom Xu scored the hat trick (3 goals)! Keep it up, Crusaders!


Deadline Tuesday!

Don’t forget to turn in your TJ’s Pizza & Dessert order by Tuesday, Sept. 25 to earn free items and benefit the LHSN music department. Thanks for your support!


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Appointment post cards were put in the mail today (9/21). If you requested conferences, look for the white post card in your mailbox and be prompt for your 10-minute appointment times, please. The teachers are expecting you!

Remember that school dismisses at 11:30 on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 27/28. Please make arrangements for your student to be taken home after school or practice.


Fun 4 Purpose Carnival 

Please join us tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 22 for a family fun-filled day! LHSN will host the Kingdom State University Community Carnival saluting education from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Enjoy free admission and food, raffle giveaways, games, prizes, inflatables, special scholarship presentation, and more!

This event was originally scheduled for Sept. 8 and re-scheduled due to inclement weather. We hope the students and parents who signed up to help will be able to attend!


Restaurant Fundraisers 

The LHSN Women’s Tennis Team would appreciate your help! Come to the Chipotle at 2391 Lindbergh in Florissant on Wednesday, Sept. 26 between 4:00 and 8:00. Bring this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting their cause. A whopping 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the team!

Project Graduation will have a McTeacher’s Night at McDonalds, 9131 W. Florissant on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 4-8 p.m. Satisfy your Big Mac attack and help Project Graduation at the same time! By the way, the next Project Graduation meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16.


Freshman & Sophomore Parents!

If you’re looking for something to do that is close to school while your freshman or sophomore is attending the Homecoming dance on Oct. 6, please join us for a PARENT SOCIAL hosted by the Mothers’ Club.

The social gathering will be held at a home in Ferguson – about 5 minutes from campus –  and is just an opportunity to get to know each other.

If you are interested in attending, please email Denise DiMercurio, denisendino@sbcglobal.net, or Mary Shay, mshaykeathley@gmail.com, for more information.



All juniors were taken to the North County College Fair at UMSL last Thursday and were exposed to over 75 colleges – a great start to their research! Take a look.

 Remember the School-wide Testing Day at LHSN on Tuesday, Oct. 2, for grades 9-11. (Seniors have the day off… a great time for a college visit!) A detailed letter regarding this testing, and the schedule for the day, was mailed to homes and is available here. 


Congrats to the Volleyball Team!

The Crusader Varsity Volleyball team went undefeated to take 1st place at the McCluer Tournament last weekend. Way to go, ladies!


Crusader Homecoming 2018

Spirit Week is Oct. 1-6! Mark these events on your calendar:

Thursday, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Pep Rally – Recognition of Teams – Introduction of Court Representatives – Powder Puff Football

Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Homecoming Football game against Burroughs

Saturday, 7:00-10:30 p.m.
Homecoming Dance – Galaxy Gala


Annual Auction – Nov. 16

The 40th annual Auction & Gala will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 at The Coronado, located at 3701 Lindell Blvd. Our theme this year is “Havana Nights.”

Join us for salsa dancing, cigar rolling and much more! Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Please save the date and plan to attend this festive evening! We are currently seeking volunteers and donated items. To get involved now, contact Kippin Schelp at 314-833-2908 or kschelp@lhsastl.org. Donation, advertising, and sponsorship forms are available at lhsnstl.org/auction.


Community Connection

LHSN is a good neighbor! This weekend Norwood Hills Country Club is in need of extra parking space as they host the USGA Women’s Mid-Am Golf Championship. Lutheran North is happy to oblige! Norwood will provide all the necessary staffing, security, and shuttle service for their patrons who park at Lutheran North.


Employment Opportunity

The Lutheran High School Association is seeking a Financial Aid Coordinator. Please see this attachment  for a description of the position and  application instructions.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Sept. 22 – Fun 4 Purpose Carnival, 10:00-3:00
  • Sept. 25 – Deadline for TJ’s orders
  • Sept. 26 – Chipotle Fundraiser, 4-8 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 26 – High School Transition Night & Middle School Info Session, 7 pm
  • Sept. 27 – Parent/Teacher Conferences by Appointment
  • Sept. 27/28 – Early Dismissal at 11:30 am
  • Sept. 28 – Mammography Van at LHSN, 9:00-2:00
  • Oct. 1-6 – Homecoming Week (see above)
  • Oct. 2 – Testing Day (see above)
  • Oct. 2 – McTeacher Night, 4-8 pm (see above)
  • Oct. 6 – Fr. & Soph. Parent Social (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.” Romans 1:12

Cross Copy Weekly – Sept. 14, 2018

Principal’s Posting

This week I was privileged to have one of those rewarding experiences every principal relishes. I was able to witness one of our own receive a prestigious award and celebrate his accomplishment with him and his family! Mr. Steve Atwater, LHSN Class of  1984, was inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held on the campus of Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas on Sept. 10.

As a Crusader at Lutheran North, Steve was an excellent student and leader, being named the Scholar Athlete and serving on the Executive Board for Student Council. While his fame came as a result of his football career, he also played basketball, baseball, and ran track. In football at North, Steve was selected as All-Conference and voted the league’s Most Valuable Player as a quarterback.

Steve received a full athletic scholarship to the University of Arkansas to play football. He was moved from quarterback to safety for the Razorbacks. He holds the school record at Arkansas with 14 interceptions. Steve was named to the All-Southwest Conference for three years and was an All-American twice. In 1994 he was named to the Razorback All-Century Team. Steve graduated in 1989 with a B.S. Degree in Finance and Banking.

For information about Steve’s successful professional football career, click here.


Did You Know?

LHSN teachers and coaches often send helpful information to parents electronically. (Some teachers do this weekly!) Parents can receive these emails and texts from LHSN on their phones! All you need to do is change your settings in OnCampus to make that happen. Here’s how…

Log in to OnCampus and click on your name in the top right corner.
Click on “settings.”
Click on “notifications” on the lefthand side of the screen.
Select the items you would like emailed to you.

To receive text messages:
Use the + button under text to set up your phone to receive text notifications.

When it comes to education, communication is key! We want parents to be informed and strive to make that possible and convenient. Thank you for your cooperation in that process.


for Parent/Teacher Conferences

This Sunday, Sept. 16 is the sign-up deadline. Click here to sign up!


Shopping Boutique-This Sunday! 

Please join us for a fun afternoon of fellowship, snacks, and SHOPPING for cool stuff! The Shopping Boutique will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Lutheran North Crusader Cafe.

This annual vendor fair makes a perfect time to buy unique things for yourself, the holidays, or your family’s donation to the Lutheran High School Association Gala in November.

Vendors at the Boutique include: Norwex, Initials Inc., Tupperware, Usborne Books, LuLaRoe, Armon Khristian Jewelry, PartyLite, Pampered Chef, LN Spirit Wear, Papparazi, Ben & Vi Sweets and More, Lip Sense, Color Street, and Thirty-One.

Here’s a link to the Facebook invitation.


TO-DO List! 

•  Sell TJ’s Pizza & Dessert to earn free items and benefit the music department. Forms were given to students and are available in the office. Deadline is Sept. 25.

•  Eat at Panda Express at Lindbergh and St. Charles Rock Road on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 4-10 p.m. to support Project Graduation. You must have a flyer, available here or in the office! A Project Graduation meeting will also be that night at 6:00.

•  Attend the Fun 4 Purpose Carnival, rescheduled for Sept. 22, 10:00-3:00. Free admission and food, games, prizes, inflatables, and more! Bring your family!

•  Ladies, call 314-747-7222 to make an appointment for the Siteman Mammography Van, at LHSN Sept. 28, 9:00-2:00.

Attend the Lutheran Prayer Breakfast Oct. 31 at Orlando’s in Maryland Heights. The Rev. Dr. John Nunes will speak and a full breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30 a.m. See this flyer for more info and purchase tickets online here.


Attn: Class of ’21 & ’22 Parents

If you’re looking for something to do that is close to school while your freshman or sophomore is attending the Homecoming dance, please join us for a PARENT SOCIAL hosted by the Mothers’ Club.

The social gathering will be held at a home in Ferguson – about 5 minutes from campus –  and is just an opportunity to get to know each other.

If you are interested in attending, please email Denise DiMercurio, denisendino@sbcglobal.net, or Mary Shay, mshaykeathley@gmail.com, for more information.



 

Senior parents! Make plans to attend the College Financial Aid NightWednesday, Sept. 19, 7:00 pm.

Juniors will be attending the North County College Fair on Sept. 20 from 1:00-2:30. Juniors will be taken by bus to participate in this fair where over 75 colleges will have representatives. Parents, please sign the required permission slip and please assist your son/daughter make a plan for which schools to visit at the fair.

The Counseling Office encourages ALL juniors to attend one or more of the college fairs taking place in St. Louis; the most comprehensive one is the fair at St. Louis University on Oct. 21.  A college fair is a great way to begin your college search! Click here for a list.

Note the School-wide Testing Day at LHSN on Tuesday, Oct. 2, for grades 9-11. (Seniors have the day off… a great time for a college visit!) A detailed letter regarding this testing, and the schedule for the day, was mailed to homes and is available here.


Parent Volunteer Hours

Each Lutheran North family is required to volunteer 10 hours per year. Any adults over 18 years of age are eligible to work. (Current LHSN students are not eligible.) A wide range of service opportunities are available.

Parent volunteer opportunities are being sent out each week via Sign Up Genius!  If you have not received any emails to sign up, please check your spam folder and contact Becky Kammeier via email, bkammeier@lhsnstl.org, with a correct email address.

Remember! Service hours will ONLY be counted if they are in Sign Up Genius. Volunteers must sign in and out at each volunteer event on sheets provided by the supervisor of the event. (As an option, families may pay a $250 “buy out” fee instead of working, or $25 per hour not completed.)


Crusader Runners

At the Ladue/Clayton Cross Country meet on Thursday, Sept. 6, Isaac Stout won the race with his season best time and Secondo Kaka was 7th in the 11-school invitational. (Pictured with the Crusader medalists are assistant coach Dave McCollister and head coach Jim Prahlow.) Joey Jolly finished in the top 25 in the varsity field; Elijah Phillips and Elijah Day finished in the top 15 of the sophomores and Charlie Landry finished in the top 20 freshmen.

On Sept. 4, Ellie Jander won the Principia 3K scrimmage, with Jordyn White also finishing in the top 10. The next meet is Sept. 20 in the 23rd Annual Lutheran North Invite at Spanish Lake. Run, Crusaders, run!


Crusader Night Lights!

The Crusader football team has been on the road for 3 long weeks. Help welcome the boys back as they take on the Westminster Wildcats this Friday night (9/14). The theme this week is “Black Out.” StuCo will sell raffle tickets and during halftime games, students will have the chance to win iTunes cards, spirit wear, and free food from the concession stand. Every LHSN student wearing black will receive 1 free raffle ticket!

Come to the football home opener tonight and cheer on the Crusaders! Lutheran North T-shirts and spirit wear will be available for purchase at lunches today and at the game. GO BIG NORTH!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Sept. 16 – Deadline to sign up for P/T Conferences (see above)
  • Sept. 16 – Shopping Boutique, 1:00-4:00 (see above)
  • Sept. 18 – Project Graduation ’19 Meeting, 6:00 pm
  • Sept. 18 – Fundraiser @ Panda Express, 4:00-10:00 (see above)
  • Sept. 19 – College Financial Aid Presentation, 7:00 pm
  • Sept. 22 – Fun 4 Purpose Carnival, 10:00-3:00
  • Sept. 25 – Deadline for TJ’s orders
  • Sept. 27 – Parent/Teacher Conferences by Appointment
  • Sept. 27/28 – Early Dismissal at 11:30 am
  • Sept. 28 – Mammography Van at LHSN, 9:00-2:00 (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.” James 5:13

Cross Copy Weekly – Sept. 7, 2018

Parent/Teacher Conferences

First semester teacher conferences will be Thursday, Sept. 27, between 1:00 and 8:00. All parents are invited to make appointments with any of their child’s teachers. Parents of students who are experiencing any difficulty in class are especially encouraged to request conference time with the respective teacher. Parents who have students with failing grades are expected to make an appointment with that teacher. Current grade status is always available through OnCampus.

Appointments must be made in advance by using the link at the end of this article to access an electronic form. Conferences must be requested by Sept. 14.

After conferences are requested, we will schedule appointments. An appointment post card giving time and room location of conferences will be mailed to homes on Sept. 21. Watch for it in your mailbox!

We will have two half-days of school on Thursday, Sept. 27 and Friday, Sept. 28. Dismissal will be at 11:30 both days; please make arrangements for your student to be taken home. Athletic practices will generally be held immediately following classes on both days. Please check with coaches.

Click here to sign up!


Seniors Lead by Example

Once each month, Crusader seniors are treated to breakfast before school for some bonding time and reinforcement of leadership skills. At each breakfast, seniors who have been nominated by teachers or peers are recognized for displaying any of the five leadership characteristics taught at their Leadership Retreat last May: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Encourage the Heart, Enable Others to Act, and Challenge the Process.

At the September breakfast this morning (Sept. 7), the following seniors (pictured left to right) were recognized for various leadership actions : Aaron Fackler, Katie Laffold, and Isaac Stout. Congratulations and thanks to these leaders!


Pep Zone at LHSN!

Fox2 News in the Morning will televise Pep Zone at Lutheran North on Friday, Sept. 14! It will be an early morning pep rally, so please encourage your student to be at school by 6:00 a.m. that day. We need all students at this event, which is sure to be a blast!  We look forward to all Crusaders showing their school pride to the rest of St. Louis.

We know high school students love food, so we will serve a FREE pancake breakfast to all who come to Pep Zone. Thank you for your support!


Mothers’ Club

Ladies, the Crusader Mothers’ Club meets this Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. All Moms are invited and encouraged to attend! Please bring your own drink; a light snack will be provided. Besides getting acquainted with each other, there will be a guest speaker from Thrivent.


Faces & Our Cultures

Faces & Our Cultures is a 7.5 week cultural exchange program between Guatemala and the U.S. We are aware of several high school students from Guatemala interested in serving as cultural ambassadors and guest students at LHSN this fall. LHSN is looking for short-term host families for these students.

An informational meeting will be held at LHSN on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6:00 p.m. Please come and learn more about the Faces & Our Cultures program and this international opportunity. You may contact Mr. Calvin Smith in the LHSA office, 833-2907, with any questions.


Shopping Boutique!-Sept. 16 

Please join us for an afternoon of fellowship, snacks, and SHOPPING!

The Shopping Boutique will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 1:00-4:00 pm in the Lutheran North Crusader Cafe. The Shopping Boutique is an annual vendor fair and makes a perfect time to shop for yourself, the holidays, or your family’s donation to the Lutheran High School Association Gala in November.

Two vendor spaces are still available and we’d love to fill them with LHSN parents or alumnae. If interested, please contact Heather Lankford, 314-337-6258 or imdomsmom@hotmail.com as soon as possible. Look for a list of vendors in next week’s Cross Copy Weekly!


TJ’s Pizza & Dessert Sale 

Parents! If you haven’t seen the order form and letter that was sent home on Monday, ask your student for it!

The LHSN Music Department is sponsoring a TJ’s Pizza, Dessert, and Cookie Dough sale. We encourage you to share the form with your friends, family, and co-workers. Return the form – with payment – by Tuesday, Sept. 25. Checks should be payable to LHSN. Orders are picked up on Tuesday, Oct. 9, between 3:00 and 6:00 in the Counseling Center.

Sales initiatives include 1 FREE item for every 10 items sold and the LHSN student who sells the most items (must be 40 or more) will receive a $100 Amazon gift card! All other students selling 35 or more items will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire.

Be sure to include your name and phone number on the front of the order form, and list your FREE product choices also on the front.


Dine & Donate!

The first opportunity of the year to support Project Graduation ’19 will be on Tuesday, Sept. 18, between 4 and 10 p.m. at PANDA EXPRESS, Lindbergh and St. Charles Rock Road. You get to enjoy dinner out and 20% of the proceeds will go to Project Graduation ’19! Participants need to have a flyer, available here or in the office.

The next Project Graduation ’19 meeting will also be on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6:00, in the Counseling Center.  All junior and senior parents are encouraged to attend!



 

Senior parents! Mark your calendars for the College Financial Aid NightWednesday, Sept. 19, 7:00 pm.

The Counseling Office encourages ALL juniors to attend one or more of the college fairs taking place in St. Louis; the most comprehensive one is the fair at St. Louis University on Oct. 21.  A college fair is a great way to begin your college search! Click here for a list.

Note the School-wide Testing Day at LHSN on Tuesday, Oct. 2, for grades 9-11. (Seniors have the day off… a great time for a college visit!) A detailed letter regarding this testing, and the schedule for the day, was mailed to homes and is available here.


Fun 4 Purpose Carnival –
RESCHEDULED for SEPT. 22

Due to the forecast of heavy rain tomorrow, Kingdom State University has rescheduled its 3rd annual FUN 4 PURPOSE community carnival to Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10:00-3:00 at LHSN. Please come then to enjoy FREE admission and food, raffle giveaways, games, prizes, inflatables, special scholarship presentation, and more!

Kingdom State University (KSU) is a faith-based nonprofit organization whose purpose is to raise awareness, educate, and inspire youth and young adults to value their faith and live their life with God woven into every aspect.


Employment Opportunities

The Lutheran High School Association currently has several job openings. For a listing and descriptions, click here.


Lutheran Prayer Breakfast –
Celebrating Fellowship. Reaffirming Faith.

The annual Lutheran Prayer Breakfast will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31 at the Orlando Events & Conference Center, 2050 Dorsett Village Plaza in Maryland Heights. The speaker will be Rev. Dr. John Nunes, president of Concordia College New York, and former LHSN parent. LHSA is a sponsor of this event, which everyone is welcome to attend. See this flyer for more info!

Tickets should be purchased online here, or paper registration forms are available in the office.


Don’t Forget, Ladies!

The Siteman Mammography Van will be at Lutheran North on Friday, Sept. 28, 9:00-2:00. Call 314-747-7222 for an appointment.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Sept. 8 – Mothers’ Club, 9:00 am (see above)
  • Sept. 13 – Exchange Student Information, 6:00 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 14 – Televised PEP ZONE, 6:00 am (see above)
  • Sept. 14 – Deadline for P/T Conf. Sign-ups (see above)
  • Sept. 16 – Shopping Boutique, 1:00-4:00 (see above)
  • Sept. 18 – Project Graduation ’19 Meeting, 6:00 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 18 – Fundraiser @ Panda Express, 4:00-10:00 (see above)
  • Sept. 19 – College Financial Aid Presentation, 7:00 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 22 – Fun 4 Purpose Carnival, 10:00-3:00 (see above)
  • Sept. 25 – Deadline for TJ’s orders (see above)
  • Sept. 27 – Parent/Teacher Conferences by Appt. (see above)
  • Sept. 27/28 – Early Dismissal at 11:30 am
  • Sept. 28 – Mammography Van at LHSN, 9:00-2:00 (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” philippians 2:3

Cross Copy Weekly – Aug. 31, 2018

Parent/Teacher Conferences

First semester teacher conferences will be Thursday, Sept. 27, between 1:00 and 8:00. All parents are invited to make appointments with any of their child’s teachers. Parents of students who are experiencing any difficulty in class are especially encouraged to request conference time with the respective teacher. Parents who have students with failing grades are expected to make an appointment with that teacher. Current grade status is always available through OnCampus.

Appointments must be made in advance by using the link at the end of this article to access an electronic form. Conferences must be requested by Sept. 14.

After conferences are requested, we will schedule appointments. An appointment post card giving time and room location of conferences will be mailed to homes on Sept. 21. Watch for it in your mailbox!

We will have two half-days of school on Thursday, Sept. 27 and Friday, Sept. 28. Dismissal will be at 11:30 both days; please make arrangements for your student to be taken home. Athletic practices will generally be held immediately following classes on both days. Please check with coaches.

Click here to sign up!


Are You Using OnCampus?

We encourage parents to visit the OnCampus website often to stay up-to-date on what is happening with their student and at school. Parents are able to view assignments, grades, attendance, sports schedules, etc.

To log into OnCampus, returning parents should use the same login as last year. New families should use the same login as they used to apply for enrollment. (The user ID always starts out as first and last name as one word, all lower case. Users can change it as desired.) A link to OnCampus can be found on the school website, lhsnstl.org,  at the top of the home page.


Crusader Robotics

On Saturday, Aug. 25, the LHSN Robotics Team attended the St. Louis Robotics Training Camp at Florissant Valley Community College. Each team member attended four 40-minute sessions in addition to the Introduction Presentation. Sessions covered various forms of programming, mechanical design, electrical design, compilation of an engineering notebook, and strategies to use for the season and for a meet. They also learned about outreach into the community.

This was the first event in Missouri for the upcoming season and was well attended with about 300 registrants. LHSN was represented by Tony Walker, Deaven Crigler, Carl Walker, (pictured above) and Kemi Omolayo. The team plans to attend the Season Kickoff event at UMSL on Sept. 8.

Any student interested in working with the Robotics Team is welcome to attend one of the meetings. The team meets each Monday and Wednesday at 3:15 in room 201. Join the fun!


Pep Zone at LHSN!

Fox2 News in the Morning will televise Pep Zone at Lutheran North on Friday, Sept. 14! It will be an early morning pep rally, but please encourage your student to be at school by 6:00 a.m. that day. We need all students at this event, which is sure to be a blast!  We look forward to all Crusaders showing their school pride to the rest of St. Louis.

We know high school students love food, so we will serve FREE breakfast to all who come to Pep Zone. Thank you for your support!


International Opportunity

Are you interested in a 7-week life enriching experience? LHSN is looking for short-term host families for Guatemalan exchange students. An informational meeting will be held at LHSN on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6:00 p.m. Please come and learn more about the “Faces & Cultures” program.

For further information, please contact Lu Vitale, Coordinator at lu.caceres@facesandcultures.com.


Phone Call or Note 

Every absence from school requires a note or phone call from the parent. If your son/daughter is absent from school, you must call the school office, 314-389-3100, by 9:00 a.m. on the day of the absence to give the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from a parent regarding an absence, the student is marked “Unexcused” which results in a grade deduction.

Absences planned in advance should be reported to the office as soon as they are known. That way, students can be given a “yellow slip” to show to their teachers and discuss work that will be missed.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping us keep track of all of our students and have accurate attendance records.


Project Graduation ’19

Thanks for the awesome turnout of interested parents on Tuesday night!  Chalana Ferguson will chair the Committee this year and we are very grateful for her commitment. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6:00, in the Counseling Center.  All junior and senior parents are encouraged to attend!



 

The Counseling Office encourages ALL juniors to attend one or more of the college fairs taking place in St. Louis; the most comprehensive one is the fair at St. Louis University on Oct. 21.  A college fair is a great way to begin your college search! Click here for a list.

Senior parents! Mark your calendars for the College Financial Aid NightWednesday, Sept. 19, 7:00 pm.

Note the School-wide Testing Day at LHSN on Tuesday, Oct. 2. It is important for all 9-11 grade students to be in attendance and on time that morning when: 
     9th graders take the PreACT
     10th graders take the PreACT
     11th graders take an official ACT
     12th graders have the day off – a great time for a college visit!

A detailed letter regarding this testing was mailed to homes this week and is available here.


Crusader Sports

Congratulations to five Cross Country runners who all medaled at the season opener meet at SIUE on Aug. 25: Ellie Jander, Joey Jolly,  Secondo Kaka, Isaac Stout, and Jordyn White. At Thursday’s grueling Jefferson Barracks course, LHSN guys finished as the top Class 2 school of the 9 entered. Overall, Isaac was 2nd, Secondo 4th, and Joey in the top 30. For the girls, Ellie finished 18th and Jordyn in the top 30. Great start to the season, runners!

The Crusaders take on the Homewood-Flossmoor Vikings (Chicago) at East St. Louis on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 5:00. Thanks to all the fans who have already purchased tickets. We hope to have a large crowd cheering for LHSN!


Fun 4 Purpose Carnival

Join Kingdom State University for its 3rd annual FUN 4 PURPOSE community carnival saluting education on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10:00-3:00 at LHSN. Enjoy free admission and food, raffle giveaways, games, prizes, inflatables, special scholarship presentation, and more!

Kingdom State University (KSU) is a faith-based nonprofit organization whose purpose is to raise awareness, educate, and inspire youth and young adults to value their faith and live their life with God woven into every aspect.

Students and parents can sign up to volunteer and receive service hours, and get a free T-shirt. Sign up in the main office today!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Aug. 31 – Back to School Dance, 7-10 pm
  • Sept. 3 – No School (Labor Day)
  • Sept. 4 – TJ’s Pizza & Dessert Sale begins
  • Sept. 7- Senior Breakfast, 7:15 am
  • Sept. 8 – Fun 4 Purpose Carnival, 10:00-3:00 (see above)
  • Sept. 13 – Exchange Student Information, 6:00 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 14 – Televised PEP ZONE, 6:00 am (see above)
  • Sept. 14 – Deadline for P/T Conf. Sign-ups (see above)
  • Sept. 18 – Project Graduation ’19 Meeting, 6:00 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 19 – College Financial Aid Presentation, 7:00 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 25 – Deadline for TJ’s orders
  • Sept. 27 – Parent/Teacher Conferences by Appt. (see above)
  • Sept. 27/28 – Early Dismissal at 11:30 am
  • Sept. 28 – Mammography Van at LHSN, 9:00-2:00
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him.” Colossians 2:6