Cross Copy Weekly – Sept. 2, 2016

FIRST TechRobotics at LHSN!

Lutheran North is adding to its already extensive extra-curricular program by starting up a Robotics Club. On Aug. 25, all students were invited to the Crusader Cafe to see a FIRST Technology Challenge (FTC) recruitment demonstration. Two established teams – Worm Gear Warriors from Edwardsville High School and Cyber Ducks from Marquette High School – set up their robots and showed what they can do. They explained what robotics is all about, fielded questions, and let the Crusaders try their hand at operating the robots.IMG_7174

IMG_7170FIRST Tech Challenge gives middle and high school students and their adult mentors the opportunity to work and create together to solve a common problem. All skill levels are welcomed and needed, technical and non-technical. At LHSN, Mrs. Hill and Mr. Kersten will serve as coaches and Boeing will furnish mentors. Student applications were due by today. Any adults interested in helping or sponsoring should please contact Mrs. Hill. Let the fun (and learning) begin!


AuctionAuction Boutique 

The Auction Boutique is Sunday, Sept. 11, 1-4 p.m. in the LN Crusader Cafe!

Don’t miss out on this fun way to purchase your family’s donation item for the 38th Annual Lutheran High School Association (LHSA) Dinner Auction, which financially supports Lutheran North and Lutheran South.

As in years past, EVERY FAMILY is asked to donate an item to the LHSA Auction. The Auction Boutique is a vendor fair, making it a perfect time to shop for yourself, the holidays, or your family’s auction donation. Each guest who purchases an item for the Auction at the Auction Boutique will receive an entry in a drawing for a $100 VISA gift card and their LHSN student will receive a large cookie at school.

If you need ideas of what to purchase as your family’s donation to the LHSA Auction, each vendor will have an “Auction Wish List” on display with a variety of prices to choose from. Participating vendors include Tastefully Simple, Thirty-one, Dot the i, The Pampered Chef, Norwex, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Celebrate Together, LN Spirit Wear, PartyLite, Organo Gold, Touchstone Crystal, Scentsy, Usborne Books, Perfectly Posh, and Cards for Cash (gift cards). The Auction Boutique is a perfect opportunity for moms, daughters, grandmothers, aunts and girlfriends to shop, snack, and fellowship – all while supporting Lutheran North and the Lutheran High School Association of St. Louis. Hope to see you at the Auction Boutique!

Would you like to join our many volunteers for the Auction? We always need extra helping hands. To learn about Auction volunteer opportunities, complete the “volunteer online” form on the website, or contact Karen Scheer at kscheer@lhsastl.org or 314-833-2910. Time spent will apply towards the Crusader Servant Volunteer program (see article below).


TJ'sTJ’s Pizza & Dessert Sale

Parents! Ask your students to show you the order form and letter that was sent home with them today!

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 Sept. 26. Checks should be payable to LHSN. Orders are picked up on Monday, Oct. 10, between 3:00 and 6:00 in the Counseling Center.

Sales incentives include 1 FREE item for every 10 items sold and the LHSN student who sells the most items will receive a KINDLE FIRE! See the letter stapled to the form for details.

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.


Pay???Is the thought of paying for college concerning you?  

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) moves to an October 1 release date this year, as it now will use prior-year data. That means current seniors and families will use 2015 tax information to complete the FAFSA.

Find out more about how the FAFSA can help you pay for college, along with other information about paying for college at our COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID NIGHT on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the Crusader Cafe. A financial aid specialist from Saint Louis University will be our presenter. This evening is open to all families, but will be especially helpful to junior and senior parents.


save $Half-Price Sale!

The Lutheran Resale Shop is having a store-wide half-price sale on Saturday, September 10th from 10 am to 3 pm. The shop is located at 6701 W. Florissant, at Hodiamont. They have been blessed with so many donations recently that they just have to clear the floor to make space!

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Lutheran Resale Shop with donations and/or purchases. The shop is operated by volunteers with proceeds benefitting Lutheran Senior Services and Lutheran Family & Children’s Services. They also partner with Lutheran North for the resale of LHSN uniforms. Please stop by the shop on this special day! Any questions, please call the shop at 314-389-9970.


Upcoming Events

  • Crusader Football home vs. Westminster, Sept. 3, 1:00
  • No School, Sept. 5 (Labor Day)
  • Senior Breakfast, Sept. 9, 7:15-7:55
  • Lutheran Resale Shop Half-Price Sale, Sept. 10, 10-3
  • Auction Boutique, Sept. 11, 1-4 pm (Auction info here)
  • College Financial Aid Night, Sept. 14, 7 pm
  • High School Transition Night #1 for Prospective Students, Sept. 21, 7 pm
  • Parent Social, Sept. 24, 7-10 pm
  • TJ’s Pizza/Dessert Sale Deadline, Sept. 26
  • Mammography Van at LHSN, Sept. 30, 8:30-2:00 (Call 314-747-7222 for appt.)
  • Homecoming Weekend, Sept.30-Oct. 1
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. – Romans 12:17-18 ESV

Cross Copy Weekly – Aug. 26, 2016

brackmanPrincipal’s Posting

I want to thank all Crusader parents who took time out of their busy schedules to attend the Back-to-School Afternoon. We intended for the session to be both beneficial and enjoyable! Faculty members spend much time and effort to help parents understand what their children are doing on a daily basis at LHSN. They greatly appreciate parents who are interested!

If you haven’t already done so, please become familiar with the LHSN Handbook. It contains valuable information regarding our academic policies, discipline, and various procedures. The table of contents makes it easy to find what you’re looking for. The Handbook is available as a download through the OnCampus bulletin board and also from the LHSN website.


AuctionAuction Boutique 

The Auction Boutique is Sunday, Sept. 11, 1-4 p.m. in the LN Crusader Cafe!

Don’t miss out on this fun way to purchase your family’s donation item for the 38th Annual Lutheran High School Association (LHSA) Dinner Auction, which financially supports Lutheran North and Lutheran South.

As in years past, EVERY FAMILY is asked to donate an item to the LHSA Auction. The Auction Boutique is a vendor fair, making it a perfect time to shop for yourself, the holidays, or your family’s auction donation. Each guest who purchases an item for the Auction at the Auction Boutique will receive an entry in a drawing for a $100 VISA gift card and their LHSN student will receive a large cookie at school.

If you need ideas of what to purchase as your family’s donation to the LHSA Auction, each vendor will have an “Auction Wish List” on display with a variety of prices to choose from. Participating vendors include Tastefully Simple, Thirty-one, Dot the i, The Pampered Chef, Norwex, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Celebrate Together, LN Spirit Wear, PartyLite, Organo Gold, Touchstone Crystal, Scentsy, Usborne Books, Perfectly Posh, and Cards for Cash (gift cards). The Auction Boutique is a perfect opportunity for moms, daughters, grandmothers, aunts and girlfriends to shop, snack, and fellowship – all while supporting Lutheran North and the Lutheran High School Association of St. Louis. Hope to see you at the Auction Boutique!

Would you like to join our many volunteers for the Auction? We always need extra helping hands. To learn about Auction volunteer opportunities, complete the “volunteer online” form on the website, or contact Karen Scheer at kscheer@lhsastl.org or 314-833-2910. Time spent will apply towards the Crusader Servant Volunteer program (see article below).


Phil. 4-6Tip of the Week:
Prayer Requests

One of the unique characteristics of Lutheran North is that it is a worshipping community. Every day we take time out for Chapel to hear His Word of forgiveness, to offer our thanks and praise, and to bring our individual and community cares before Him.

If you have a prayer request you would like us to include, simply send an e-mail to prayers@lhsnstl.org. We will gladly include it in our chapel service prayers. Students have been invited to submit prayer requests and some have already done so. What a blessing it is to be able to pray together!


volunteersCrusader Servant Volunteers

The Lutheran North volunteer program has been established to engage parents, school faculty and staff, and the general community in supporting educational and extra-curricular activities through opportunities to serve and build a stronger community. The program will require mandatory participation by Lutheran North families, while being flexible and offering a wide range of service opportunities.

Each family will be required to volunteer 10 hours of service each year. Many of you are already actively involved, volunteering for Men’s Club, Mothers’ Club, Project Graduation and many other options. These current volunteer opportunities are part of this program. There is also a “buyout” available for families who wish to pay instead of volunteering. The buyout will be $250 for the 2016-2017 school year. If you do not complete 10 hours during the school year, you will be billed at the rate of $25/hour for each hour not completed. If you have questions, please contact Becky Klotzer at bklotzer@lhsnstl.org or 314-833-2942 or Jim Borgmann at 314-833-2945. We will be working together to further strengthen our Lutheran North family!

Signing up will be done easily and electronically using “Sign Up Genius.” An invitation from Sign Up Genius will be emailed to Crusader families today (8/26) and will include football and volleyball concessions and many other upcoming opportunities. Look for the email from Becky Klotzer in your inbox today!


Upcoming Events

  • Crusader Football @ Orchard Farm, Aug. 26, 7 pm
  • Back-to-School Dance, Aug. 27, 7-10 pm
  • No School, Sept. 5 (Labor Day)
  • Auction Boutique, Sept. 11, 1-4 pm (Auction info here)
  • Mammography Van at LHSN, Sept. 30, 8:30-2:00 (Call 314-747-7222 for appt.)
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” – Philippians 4:6 ESV

Cross Copy Weekly – Aug. 19, 2016

parent involvementBack-to-School for Parents

All parents of current students are urged to attend on Sunday afternoon, August 21. Following an introduction in the gym at 2:00, parents will follow their student’s complete schedule. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit your student’s classrooms, meet teachers, and find out what your child will be doing this semester.

Afterwards, join us in the cafeteria for light refreshments. Bring your calendar so you can sign up for the Crusader Servant and Volunteer Program. Parent involvement is crucial to the success of our students. Please make every effort to attend!


cropped-LN-Informal-logo-Burg-Background-1.pngShow Your Crusader Spirit!

Crusader Spirit Wear will be sold at Back-to-School Afternoon, at all home football games, and is also available from the LHSN office.

LHSN families and friends are encouraged to support all Crusader teams by attending games. Admission is charged at varsity football and basketball games – $5 for adults and $2 for students. LHSN students are admitted free. Booster Passes are sold for $50 for individuals or $90 for all members of immediate household family. These passes allow admission to all regular home games for the year. They can be purchased in the office, at home games, and at Back-to-School on Sunday.


Tip of the Week:
Text Messages from LHSN

LHSN uses SchoolMessenger as the communication system to send out recorded phone calls and email blasts. Your contact information, including phone number(s) and email address, is “fed” to SchoolMessenger from the information you entered online at the time of registration. It’s very important for that info to be complete and accurate!

yesIf we have an SMS text phone number for you on file, you can also opt-in to receive text messages from LHSN. Simply text “YES” to Short Code 68453.

If messaging is your communication preference, be sure to opt-in by texting YES to 68453. Only those who opt in will receive future text messages from LHSN.


calling all momsCalling All Moms!

The first Mothers’ Club meeting of the new school year will be held on Saturday, August 20, at 9 am in room 102. A light pastry breakfast will be provided. Please bring your favorite morning beverage to enjoy.

The Mothers’ Club organizes and participates in events, service projects, and fundraisers to support LN. Our meetings are a wonderful way to meet other Crusader moms and show your LN student how important their school is to you. Hope to see you on the 20th!


picture day

Picture day is Monday, August 22. ALL students will be photographed for their student IDs and underclassmen photos will be used for the yearbook. Regular uniform dress applies for the day. Order forms were sent home this week or you can go online to order in advance. Simply visit the Wagner Portrait Group site at www.WagnerPortraitGroup.com and use the password LNHS to place an order.


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Football

We are excited about the season ahead as we are coming off yet another District Title. We open the season ranked #3 in the St. Louis Area Small School Poll and #5 in the Class 2 State Poll. We will be lead by returners Aqeel Glass, Jordan Sommerville, Donovan Marshall, Isaiah Azubuike, Devin Ruffin, Chris Avery, Devin Hart, Jordan McDowell, Kyrell Roberts, Isaac Glenn, Barrion Russell-Clemons, and newcomer Ronnie Perkins.

The season opener is tonight (Aug. 19) at Clayton. Game time is 7:00 and we’d like to see a large crowd cheering for the Crusaders! For a complete schedule of games with directions, visit the LHSN website.


siteman vanATTN: Ladies 

The Siteman Mammography Van will be at Lutheran North on Friday, Sept. 30, 8:30 to 2:00. Mammograms are available at no cost to women who qualify. Call for an appointment: 314-747-7222. Ladies, please take advantage of this convenient opportunity!


Upcoming Events

  • Varsity Football @ Clayton, Aug. 19, 7 pm
  • Crusader Mothers’ Club, Aug. 20, 9 am
  • Back-to-School Afternoon for Parents, Aug. 21, 2 pm
  • School Picture Day, Aug. 22
  • Back-to-School Dance, Aug. 27, 7-10 pm
  • Mammography Van at LHSN, Sept. 30, 8:30-2:00 (Call 314-747-7222 for appt.)
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8 NIV

Cross Copy Weekly – Aug. 12, 2016


Banner '16Principal’s Posting

Today is the official beginning of the 2016-2017 academic term at Lutheran North. Our theme for the year is “Alive in Christ,” based on Galatians 2:20: I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Crusaders celebrate that Christ gives us life, enabling us to live for Him now and for eternity!Installation 16

Our opening chapel service today was led by Rev. Matt Roeglin, pastor of Blessed Savior Lutheran Church and father of an LHSN graduate and a current sophomore. Rev. Roeglin’s message to the Crusader community focused on our identity in Christ. The service also included installation and induction of the four faculty members new to LHSN this year. (See article below.)


thank you copy 3Lutheran Resale Shop

As you may know, the Lutheran Resale Shop has graciously offered to be the source for used LHSN uniform items and gives the proceeds for sales back to LHSN. Thankfully, many families have donated no longer needed, still-in-good-shape uniform clothing which can be purchased at very minimal prices at the shop. Mrs. Marlene Heislen, who voluntarily runs the Lutheran Resale Shop, recently brought LHSN a check for $1,250 from uniform sales. All of these funds will be used to benefit Lutheran North students and programs.

The Resale Shop is located at 6701 West Florissant, across from Knodel’s Bakery. It is open 10:00-3:00 Monday through Saturday. Proceeds also support Lutheran Senior Services and Lutheran Family & Children’s Services.

What a wonderful blessing the Lutheran Resale Shop is – both for the service they provide to families, and for their willingness to partner with Lutheran North!


info for parentsParents, Stay Informed!

We encourage parents to visit the onCampus website daily, to stay up to date on what is happening with your student and at school.

Returning parents should use the same login for onCampus as last year. (If you do not remember it, please follow the instructions below.) There is a link to onCampus on the school website – Click on MY LHSN at the top of the home page.

To log into onCampus for the first time:
•  Go to https://lhsastl.myschoolapp.com and click on the “Forgot login or First time logging in?” link (below the login window).
•  Type in the email address you provided the school. (If you do not know which email address to use, please call the school office.)
•  Check “Username” and “Password”
•  Click “Send”
•  Go to your email account. You will receive 2 emails: one with your username, and one with a link to create your password.

After you have completed creating a password, you will be able to use your username and password to log into onCampus. If you have trouble logging in, please email Kathy Steinbrueck at ksteinbrueck@lhsastl.org.


Welcome, New Faculty/Staff

New Fac.16God continues to bless LHSN with outstanding teachers and staff members. Pictured left to right are:

 

Mr. Adam Schoedel – Science
Ms. Michelle Marshall – Mental Health Counselor
Mrs. Rita Sanders – Family & Consumer Sciences
Rev. James Kirschenmann – Theology
Mrs. Olivia Wang – (not pictured) Chinese

Detailed bios of these and all other faculty and staff members will be available soon on the LHSN website.


requiredATTN: Parents of All Student Athletes 

Parents of all students who plan to participate in sports ANYTIME during the 2016-2017 school year are required to attend a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the gym. Students are not required to attend, but are allowed to do so. Parents MUST be in attendance!


Reminders

Meal cards are available from the cafeteria manager with a $50 initial deposit (increments of $25 thereafter), payable by cash, check, or money order. Make payable to “Food Service Consultants.”

• The Bookstore will be open after school until 3:30 from Aug. 12-17, and before school on Aug. 16. From then on, it will be open on Thursday mornings, 7:20-7:50, for the rest of the school year. The price of a complete PE uniform is $14. Checks should be payable to Lutheran High School North (LHSN).

Back-to-School for Parents will be Sunday afternoon, Aug. 21, at 2:00. Make plans now to attend this very important and informative event. We hope EVERY Crusader family will be represented!


mothersCrusader Mothers’ Club

The first Mothers’ Club meeting of the new school year will be held on Saturday, August 20, at 9 am in room 102. A light pastry breakfast will be provided. Please bring your favorite morning beverage to enjoy. The fun Mothers’ Club meetings are open to all LN female supporters, including current/past LN moms, grandmothers, aunts, and alumnae. The one hour meetings are held every third Saturday of the month, August-October and January-May. Member dues are $5.00 for the year. Please feel free to attend your 1st meeting anytime during the school year.

The Mothers’ Club organizes and participates in events, service projects, and fundraisers to support LN. Our meetings are a wonderful way to meet other Crusader moms and show your LN student how important their school is to you. Hope to see you on the 20th, and welcome to the Crusader family!


picture daySmile!

Picture day is Monday, August 22. ALL students will be photographed for their student IDs and underclassmen photos will be used for the yearbook. Regular uniform dress applies for the day. Order forms will be sent home next week or you can go online to order in advance. Simply visit the Wagner Portrait Group site at www.WagnerPortraitGroup.com and use the password LNHS to place an order. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Bork.


CRUSADERvector2 copyAre You Ready for Some Football?!

Check out this link from Fox Prep Sports for a preview of the Crusaders!


Upcoming Events

  • Sports Meeting for Parents & Athletes, Aug. 17, 6 pm
  • Crusader Mothers’ Club, Aug. 20, 9 am
  • Back-to-School Session for Parents, Aug. 21, 2 pm
  • School Picture Day, Aug. 22
  • Back-to-School Dance, Aug. 27, 7-10 pm
  • Mammography Van at LHSN, Sept. 30, 8:30-2:00 (Call 314-747-7222 for appt.)
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. – Galatians 2:20