Cross Copy Weekly – Oct. 7, 2016

brackmanPrincipal’s Posting

Wish List – We’ve asked teachers to provide a list of items they know would help students and enhance our programs. There were no limitations, so some of these are small, others are quite large. We’ll continue to grow this list and simply ask you to consider providing something if possible. Before the list even got posted, word went out about the desire to replace the digital camera and lenses used by the Publications class and this has already been purchased!

Thank you in advance for anything you can provide. Access the Wish List here.

After School Pickup – Students should be picked up as promptly as possible once the school day ends. We understand many students are involved in activities and others stay to work quietly in the media center or receive help from a teacher. By 5 or 5:30, all students should be picked up – they’ve had a long day by that point! Thanks for your cooperation.


FBLA News

Over the last two weeks students in Future Business Leaders of America have been promoting their first event in the LN Battle of the Classes. Throughout the school year FBLA will promote/sponsor a variety of events meant to bring about fun competition among the classes and faculty. Rewards like dress down days and bragging rights are the motivation for students and faculty.

penny warsThe first event was called Penny Wars where the premise was to collect spare change at lunches. This event was not only a competition, but also a fundraiser for the new Robotics Club. Any change collected in the respective jars counted positively towards class totals, and any bills subtracted from those totals. (Anyone could deposit money in any of the containers.) After just ONE week of collecting change and some occasional small bills, the LN student body and faculty had collected over $400! With the faculty competing, the students really had to band together to make sure they did not win. The lead changed almost every day between sophomores, seniors, and the faculty. The faculty took the lead into the final day (last Friday), but after third lunch, (even with $50 in bills against) the Seniors prevailed as victors by netting $94 in change! Over the course of TWO weeks, students and faculty donated more than $900 in change and small bills! Wow, great job Crusader Nation!


Christian serviceFaith in Action Day –
Permission Form Needed

Friday, Oct. 21 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 dess appropriately for whatever tasks they’ll be doing. No cafeteria lunch will be served, but pizza slices and Gatorade will be available for purchase at $1.50 each.

Permission slips must be signed in advance. This is done electronically in OnCampus. Students must show you the form on their iPad and then have you e-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.


flu shot 2Flu Shot Clinic at LHSN 

Flu shots for the seasonal flu will be offered by Walgreens at LHSN on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Health Room. Flu shots will be available to all students, family members, faculty, and staff over the age of 12 years. A parental consent form must be completed for ages 12-17.

Please sign up for a flu shot in the main office and pick up a consent form by Friday, Oct. 21. This will allow us to give Walgreens the number of flu shots needed for our school. The consent form must be completed, including the insurance information, or bring your insurance card with you, when the shot is received.

Walgreens will submit the insurance information. Walgreens will have a limited supply of vouchers that will cover any cost of the shot that is not covered by the insurance or if you do not have insurance. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.


join usCrusader Mothers’ Club Meeting

Calling all Moms and Grandmoms! Join us Saturday, Oct. 15, at 9:00 am in room 102. LHSN’s Social Worker, Ms. Michelle Marshall, will be sharing information about dealing with the stress/anxiety of high school students and high school parents.

A breakfast snack will be served; feel free to bring your favorite morning beverage. Also, this will be the last monthly meeting until January, so all Crusader moms can focus on their families’ busy schedules and the holidays.


AuctionAuction Donations Needed!

When you donate at item for the LHSA Fantasy Faire Dinner Auction, you help support the ongoing ministry of Lutheran North. Donated items are the lifeblood of the Auction, and the Auction is our biggest annual fundraiser. Funds raised from the Auction contribute to making Lutheran North the outstanding Christian learning environment it is.

We are counting on each family to donate to the Auction by October 10! This will ensure that the item and donor are included in the Auction catalogue. If you haven’t already done so, please bring your donation, with form attached, to the office on Monday. Thanks for your support! Click here for donation form and more Auction information.


yearbook picturesSenior Photos

Cilento Photography, our official senior photographer, will be back on campus to take yearbook photos on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 1:30-5:30. Appointments must be scheduled directly with the studio by calling 636-237-2732.

Students getting pictures taken during school hours will receive a pass at the time of their appointment and may dress up for pictures for the day.

If this date does not work for you, your family may also make an appointment to take photos at the studio by calling the above number. All senior yearbook photos must be taken by Cilento Photography. The deadline for inclusion in the yearbook is December 3rd.


you've got mailParents of Juniors!  

Lots of important information has been sent to you! Please check your email and your snail mail as information has been sent regarding –

• Two evening College Sessions (for parents) in November
• Upcoming ACT Prep Course for juniors
• College Bus Tour

Please contact Mrs. Cindy Burreson, Director of Counseling & College Counseling, at 833-2982 or cburreson@lhsnstl.org with any questions about any of these programs.


PSATPSAT Testing  

The deadline to register for the PSAT test is Oct. 12. The test will be given at Lutheran North on Oct. 19.

The PSAT is an optional preliminary (practice) SAT and, for juniors, is the qualifying exam for the National Merit and National Achievement programs. The cost is $20, payable to LHSN, and should be brought to the counseling center with the registration form by Oct. 12.


open house copyOpen House
Sunday, Oct. 16
2:00-4:00

All prospective families are invited to come and learn how LHSN prepares students for success in college and as Christian leaders.

Spread the word to friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Invite them to our Open House. Word-of-mouth advertising is our most effective recruitment tool!


Atonement ‘Friends of Lutheran North’ Fundraisers  

LYNCH CREEK FARM GREENERY – You can purchase a wreath for your front door or a table decoration for loved one. Using the code 46503, place your order online.fundraisers

VENDOR / CRAFT FAIR – Holiday and home décor, baked goods, cooking supplies, personal pampering items, candles, jewelry, chocolate and other indulgences, plus so much more!
Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 am – 2 pm in the Atonement gym.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Oct. 10 – TJ’s Pizza/Dessert Order Pickup, 3-6 pm in cafeteria
  • Oct. 11 – CFNA Golf Benefit (www.cfna-stl.org/golf or call (314) 517-8513)
  • Oct. 11 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6:00 (note new time!)
  • Oct. 12 – Deadline to Register for PSAT/NMSQT (see above)
  • Oct. 13 – Parent-Teacher Conferences by Appointment (should receive a post card by Oct. 12)
  • Oct. 13/14 – Early Dismissal, 11:30 am
  • Oct. 14 – Senior Breakfast, 7:15 am
  • Oct. 15 – Mothers’ Club Meeting, 9:00 am
  • Oct. 16 – LHSN Open House, 2:00-4:00 pm
  • Oct. 18 – Senior Pictures @ LHSN by Appointment (see above)
  • Oct. 19 – PSAT/NMSQT Testing Date
  • Oct. 20 – LHSA  Delegate Meeting @ LHSN, 7:00 pm
  • Oct. 21 – Faith in Action Day, 12:00 dismissal
  • Oct. 25 – Flu Shot Clinic, 1-4 pm (see above)
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ..” – Colossians 3:23-24 ESV

Cross Copy Weekly – Sept. 30, 2016

brackmanPrincipal’s Posting

Two weeks ago, I referenced the book, 12 Huge Mistakes Parents can Avoid, by Christian author Tim Elmore and some of the fundamental benefits good work offers.

Today we look at Elmore’s Mistake #7: We won’t let them struggle or fight. In this chapter, Elmore explains that parents often “overfunction.” “Overfunctioning in parenting simply means doing too much for our children, intervening and removing common struggles they may experience in their day” (p. 116). While I’m confident we as parents are trying to do the best thing for our children, overfunctioning deprives the child of the opportunity to develop important life skills. Elmore goes as far as to say, “… we fail to see that when we remove the struggles from our children’s lives, we begin to render them helpless…. they don’t learn to be in control or under control themselves. In fact, all they learn is how to be controlled” (p. 116).

Here’s a simple way to allow your son or daughter to struggle a bit: When the grades aren’t there or a question arises with a teacher or coach, it’s common for the parent to immediately spring into action. Instead, start by directing your child to approach the teacher. Have him or her ask for a time to talk and help your student develop some questions to ask. Provide a deadline and check to see how the meeting went. If, after this first interaction, you feel it’s a good idea to contact the teacher also, please do! This not only helps the student take control of his or her grades, it also provides practice and comfort so he or she will be more likely to do the same at college when you aren’t there.

Fall Break
Just a reminder to all that school will not be in session on Monday, Oct. 3, and the LHSN office will be closed. Following a full, activity-filled Homecoming week, this fall break will be a welcome time to refresh and renew! Sports, however, will be held on Monday as follows:

Varsity and JV Soccer will play at home vs. St. Charles at 4:15.
Volleyball at Villa Duchesne – Freshmen 4:15, JV 5:15, Varsity 6:15
JV Football plays at Priory at 4:15


Int.School VisitPresentation at International School

Drew Ballenger and Lily Kate Burreson accompanied Mrs. Burreson to The International School last week to speak about “What to Expect in High School.”  The International School is a city charter school where students have focused studies in French, Spanish, or Chinese.

Successful, happy Crusaders make good LHSN ambassadors, who are effective in recruiting future Crusaders. We hope to welcome students from The International School to LHSN next year as a result of this visit.


LN Cross 7 cleanHomecoming 2016

Congrats to these Crusaders voted MOST SPIRITED this week:

PJ Day – Josh Hopkins
Oz Day – Jaylin Howard
Celebrity Day – Jackson Ye, Logan Hernandez, Drew Bolstad
Back-to-the-future Day – Elysha Kennedy and Kyra Morris

Josh Hopkins Jaylin Howard Trump & Co Elysha & Kyra

king:queenCrusader families are invited to attend the Coronation Pep Rally this evening (Sept. 30) outdoors in the stadium, weather permitting. The band will begin playing at 6:30, followed by introduction of Crusader teams, announcement of the Homecoming Court, and the annual Tug-o’-War between classes. Concessions will be available.

footballWe’d love to have all of Crusader Nation here for the Homecoming Football Game vs. the Priory Rebels at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. Special festivities will include an Alumni Hospitality Tent and a Selfie Station. Concessions will support Project Graduation and Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Go, Crusaders! (Note: Prepcast will live-stream the game. If you can’t join us, watch it here.)


last callfor Parent-Teacher Conferences 

Click here!


FAFSA formSeniors and
Senior Parents:
It’s FAFSA Time!

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) becomes available for completion on Saturday, October 1! This is the form which will determine a student’s eligibility for need-based financial aid.

You will need two things before you start on the FAFSA: first, both a parent AND the student need an FSA ID. This Federal Student Aid ID is needed to electronically sign the FAFSA. Complete your application for an FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov. Two, you (parent) will need a copy of your 2015 tax return. If you filed electronically, you will be able to use the retrieval option to have the FAFSA access your information.

Once you have your FSA ID and you have access to your 2015 tax information, you are ready to begin working on your FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov! Don’t delay! Money could be waiting for you! Please see the senior newsletter for info on how you can get help with FAFSA completion.


dual creditJunior and Senior Parents:
SLU 1818 ACC Credit
 

Students currently enrolled in ACC (Advanced College Credit) classes at LHSN should have received a bill from Saint Louis University. This is for students who wish to earn both high school and college credit for courses taken. The deadline for payment is 12/1/16. Any student whose SLU bill has not been paid by 12/1/16 will be dropped from the SLU roster and will not receive the SLU credit.

Students may benefit greatly from advanced standing in college—some graduate early, some are able to double major, study abroad, or lighten course loads. Contact Mrs. Burreson if you have general questions. For specific questions related to your child’s account at SLU, please contact the SLU 1818 office at 314-977-3142 (option 4).


sign up geniusCrusader Volunteer Program

The new Volunteer Program is up and running! More than 100 Crusader families have looked at the Sign Up Genius site. Thank you for your willingness to volunteer, as well as your patience while we work through the kinks. Just a few reminders about the program:

•  If you are not receiving emails about the volunteer opportunities, please contact Becky Klotzer at 314-833-2942 or bklotzer@lhsnstl.org.

•  If you sign up for a slot and cannot work, PLEASE go back and remove your name or contact Becky Klotzer.

•  All opportunities are listed in “Sign Up Genius.” Please do not assume that you will receive credit towards hours worked if the event you are doing is not in Sign Up Genius. More than likely, it is not one of our volunteer opportunities. If you are ever in doubt, check Sign Up Genius or call the school to confirm.

•  We are uploading new volunteer opportunities as soon as we get them. Our goal is to have nearly all opportunities listed by January 1, 2017.

Again, thank you to all those who have signed up and worked. So far, 336 available opportunities have been posted and 57% of those are filled, leaving 143 still open. Remember, IT’S ALWAYS A GREAT DAY TO BE A CRUSADER!


yearbook picturesSenior Photos

Cilento Photography, our official senior photographer, will be back on campus to take yearbook photos on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 1:30-5:30. Appointments must be scheduled directly with the studio by calling 636-237-2732.

Students getting pictures taken during school hours will receive a pass at the time of their appointment and may dress up for pictures for the day.

If this date does not work for you, your family may also make an appointment to take photos at the studio by calling the above number. All senior yearbook photos must be taken by Cilento Photography. The deadline for inclusion in the yearbook is December 3rd.

Thanks for helping the yearbook staff capture all the memories from a wonderful senior year.


paypalPayPal for Lunch Cards  

Beginning October 1, 2016, Food Service Consultants will accept meal card payments through PayPal. The cost of using PayPal is 2.95% per transaction amount plus a $.30 transaction fee. These fees will be deducted from the amount you have sent in and the remainder will be put on your child’s meal card. Food Service Consultants is not charging for this payment convenience; these are PayPal’s fees we must pass along to you.

You must have a personal PayPal account in order to send payments. The email address to deposit money into your child’s account through PayPal is: fsc@lhsnstl.org. Please select “services” under purchase type. Also, please remember to put your child’s name and grade in the “subject” box under the email recipient.


Football PicturesDSC_9230

You can now view and download free professional photos of the Sept. 3 LHSN football victory over Westminster. Over 200 action shots of players, cheerleaders, the band, etc. are posted. The link is available here as well as on the Athletics Overview page on the LHSN website. Do it soon, as the link will expire on Oct. 10.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Sept. 30 – Homecoming Pep Rally & Coronation, 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Oct. 1 – Homecoming Soccer vs. Ritenour, 10:00 am
  • Oct. 1 – Homecoming Football vs. Priory, 2:00 pm
  • Oct. 1 – Homecoming Dance, 7:00-10:30 pm
  • Oct. 3 – Fall Break – No School
  • Oct. 10 – TJ’s Pizza/Dessert Order Pickup, 3-6 pm in cafeteria
  • Oct. 11 – CFNA Golf Benefit (www.cfna-stl.org/golf or call (314) 517-8513)
  • Oct. 11 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6:00 (Note new time!)
  • Oct. 13 – Parent-Teacher Conferences by Appointment (See link above)
  • Oct. 13/14 – Early Dismissal, 11:30 am
  • Oct. 14 – Senior Breakfast, 7:15 am
  • Oct. 15 – Mothers’ Club Meeting, 9:00 am
  • Oct. 16 – LHSN Open House, 2:00-4:00 pm
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. – 1 John 4:10 NIV

Cross Copy Weekly – Sept. 23, 2016

Cong.Youth ConfCongressional Youth Cabinet Members

Congressman Lacy Clay’s Congressional Youth Cabinet is a non-partisan initiative to provide high school students the opportunity to learn about the role of the federal government, to gain a better understanding of how Congress works, to discuss the importance of youth advocacy in America, and to develop ways for citizens to be agents of change in their communities. Through this program that runs throughout the year, students participate in special events, service projects, debates, and other types of civic engagement.

The process to be chosen was a selective one and we are happy to congratulate Alexa Halliburton, Courtney Harris, and Zairai Moore on their selection to the 2016 Congressional Youth Cabinet.


Alex RensingGold Award Project

“Spreading Love from Uncommon Places” is a project designed by Alex Rensing (LHSN senior), who is working toward her Girl Scout Gold Award. The project’s aim is to raise awareness of rehabilitation methods in correctional facilities. The issues of prisoners are greatly overlooked in this country due to the lack of media attention and prejudice the general public has against inmates. The goal is to help enlighten people and raise awareness about the benefits of rehabilitation programs in prisons.

Rehabilitation is used in prisons to bring someone to a normal and productive life. Programs such as “Knitting Behind Bars” help rehabilitate inmates through knitting. Other programs involve educating the inmates or teaching classes on meditation. Rehabilitation programs in prisons have been proven to improve behavior and lower the probability of returning to prison. For more information on “Spreading Love from Uncommon Places,” click here.


Auction ‘Drive & Drop’ – Next Week 

Don’t miss your opportunity to conveniently Drive & Drop your Auction donation at Lutheran North on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7:30-8:30 a.m. or Thursday, Sept. 29 from 7:00-8:00 a.m. It’s easy: just bring your donation with you when you bring your child to school. If your student drives, he/she may drop it off, too!drive and drop

Simply drop off your donation to our volunteers in the parking lot and drive away. Make sure you attach an Auction Donation form.

If you need an idea for a donation, check out the Auction Donation Wish List. Note that all donations are due by October 1. Thank you for your support!


PT Conf.Parent-Teacher Conferences 

First semester parent-teacher conferences will be Thursday, Oct. 13, between 1:00 and 8:00. Parents of students who are experiencing any difficulty in class(es) are encouraged to request conference time with the respective teacher(s). Parents who have students with failing grades are expected to make appointments with the teachers of those classes. 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. The link is also posted on the Parent Resource page of the LHSN website. Conferences must be requested by Sept. 30.

After you request conferences, we will schedule your appointments. An appointment post card giving time and room location for your conferences will be mailed to you Oct. 7. Watch for it in your mailbox!

We will have two half-days of school on Thursday, Oct. 13 and Friday, Oct. 14. Dismissal will be at 11:30 both days; please make arrangements for your student(s) 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!


CRUSADERvector2 copyCrusader Football!

You can now view and download free professional photos of the Sept. 3 LHSN football victory over Westminster. Over 200 action shots of players, cheerleaders, the band, etc. are posted. The link is available here as well as on the Athletics Overview page on the LHSN website. Do it soon, as the link will expire on Oct. 10.

In case you are unable to attend tonight’s Varsity Football game at Lutheran South, you can watch it online! Prepcast will be live-streaming the entire game. We’d love to have you in the stands cheering for your Crusaders, but if that’s not possible, click here.


PartyAttention ALL Parents!  

Please join us at the LN Parent Social in the Crusader Cafe on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 7-10 p.m.  All parents are asked to bring an appetizer or a dessert to share. The Mothers’ Club will provide drinks and adult beverages.

Don’t miss this opportunity for some pre-homecoming fun for us parents! Come when you can, leave when you must!


Homecoming 2016

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 Friday night Pep Rally and the Football Game on Saturday!

spirit week copyMonday: PJ Day – Wear pajamas and slippers. (No boxers or tank tops allowed.)

Tuesday: The Tuesday of Oz – Each class is assigned a character from the Wizard of Oz.  9th: Tinman, 10th: Cowardly Lion, 11th: Scarecrow, 12th: Dorothy and Toto

Wednesday: Celebrity Day – Dress like your favorite celebrity. Outfits should be easily recognizable and school appropriate. (No tank tops, short shorts, drug/alcohol references, etc.)

Thursday: Back to the Future Day – 9th and 10th grades dress like they are from the future (astronauts, robots, the Jetsons, etc); 11th and 12 grades dress like they are from the ancient past (Rome, Bible times, cavemen, etc).

Friday: Maroon & Gold Day – Show how much you bleed Maroon & Gold!

Pep RallyThere will be a Pep Rally at the end of school on Friday as well as our annual Coronation Pep Rally that evening. These will be held outdoors in the stadium, weather permitting. Music will start at 6:30, and the Pep Rally starts at 7:00. Concessions will be available.

FB goalThe Homecoming Football Game vs. the Priory Rebels is at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. Lutheran North students who wear Maroon & Gold to the game will be eligible for prize drawings at halftime.

HOCO tagsThe annual Homecoming Dance is Saturday night from 7:00-10:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “The Wiz: There’s No Place Like Homecoming!” Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. This year, parents can buy Homecoming tickets through the Smart Shopping Cart system. Students who are bringing a guest from another school must download a guest permission form from OnCampus, and submit it to the office by Thursday, Sept. 29.

drug-freeDrug-Free Pledge

Parents who were unable to attend the Back to School Parent Session in August but would like to sign the Drug-Free Pledge have another opportunity. The information on the Pledge is published in our Buzz Book, which will be available to parents and students in October.

If you would like to be a part of this pledge, please print out the form and fill in the information requested. Have your student return the signed Pledge to the Counseling Center no later than Friday, October 7th. This form remains on file at Lutheran North while your child is attending. If you have previously signed this form, you do not have to re-sign. Click here for the form.


Cafeteria News  

paypalPayPal Option
Beginning October 1, 2016, Food Service Consultants will accept meal card payments through PayPal. The cost of using PayPal is 2.95% per transaction amount plus a $.30 transaction fee. These fees will be deducted from the amount you have sent in and the remainder will be put on your child’s meal card. Food Service Consultants is not charging for this payment convenience; these are PayPal’s fees we must pass along to you.

You must have a personal PayPal account in order to send payments. The email address to deposit money into your child’s account through PayPal is: fsc@lhsnstl.org. Please select “services” under purchase type. Also, please remember to put your child’s name and grade in the “subject” box under the email recipient.

menusMenus
October’s menus are now posted in OnCampus! For a heads up on what’s going to be served each day, go to “Groups” (select “LHSN Parents” or “LHSN Students”), then “Topics” and click on “School Lunch Menus.” You can then download the calendar to view or print.


Golf, anyone?

A Golf Benefit to support Christian Friends of New Americans (CFNA) will be Oct. 11 at Norwood Hills Country Club. It includes: Deli Lunch, 18-Hole Scramble, Silent Auction, Hospitality Hour, Dinner and Entertainment.

CFNA refugeesYour generous participation in this event helps to fund after-school tutoring, adult ESL, health & wellness screenings, furniture distribution, scholarships in Lutheran schools, Bible studies, and much more for refugees. We see the blessings of baptisms, confirmations, and active church memberships in our local churches.

For more information, visit www.cfna-stl.org/golf or call (314) 517-8513.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Sept. 23 – Varsity Football @ Lutheran South, 7:00 pm
  • Sept. 24 – Parent Social, 7-10 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 26 – TJ’s Pizza/Dessert Sale Deadline (printable order form here.)
  • Sept. 26-Oct. 1 – Homecoming Week (see above)
  • Sept. 27 – School Picture Retakes (sign up in office)
  • Sept. 27 – Auction Meeting, 7 pm @ DoubleTree-Westport
  • Sept. 28/29 – Auction “Drive & Drop” (see above)
  • Sept. 30 – Deadline to Sign-up for Parent/Teacher Conferences (see above)
  • Sept. 30 – Mammography Van at LHSN, 8:30-2:00 (call 314-747-7222 for appt.)
  • Oct. 3 – No School – Fall Break
  • Oct. 7 – Deadline to Submit Drug-Free Pledge (see above)
  • Oct. 10 – TJ’s Pizza/Dessert Order Pickup, 3-6 pm
  • Oct. 11 – CFNA Golf Benefit (see above)
  • Oct. 13 – Parent-Teacher Conferences by Appt. (see above)
  • Oct. 13/14 – Early Dismissal, 11:30 am
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“..let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith..” – Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV

Cross Copy Weekly – Sept. 16, 2016

brackmanPrincipal’s Posting

In the book, 12 Huge Mistakes Parents can Avoid, Christian author Tim Elmore shares his view of some fundamental benefits work offers:

  • Good work helps us identify our gifts.
  • Good work helps us develop discipline.
  • Good work raises our self-esteem.
  • Good work provides big-picture vision.
  • Good work furnishes fulfillment.

Elmore states, “Work enables us to express ourselves in exchange for money, to identify and groom our talents, and to cultivate healthy self-esteem because we are adding value to others. From a purely spiritual standpoint, it is a divine gift. Work can be an act of worship to our Creator” (p. 142).

One of the most important virtues we teach at Lutheran North is the benefit and value of hard work. This is one reason we take the LHSN Honor Code so seriously; because we know how important good, honest, hard work is to the development of healthy, well-rounded young adults.

You can find the LHSN Honor Code (p. 6-8) and much more in the Student Handbook in OnCampus.

LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL NORTH HONOR CODE
“On my honor as a child of God, I will not cheat, lie or steal, nor tolerate such behavior by others.”

Purpose:
Lutheran North’s Honor Code is based on the belief that true learning depends on honesty and integrity. Lutheran North functions on the basis of mutual trust and respect between all members in its community. Students who commit themselves to upholding Lutheran North’s Honor Code will be instilled with a sense of honor and integrity that will last for a lifetime. Lutheran North’s emphasis on honesty not only teaches the importance of ethical conduct, but also gives students an understanding of the impact that unethical conduct may have upon their character and reputation.

Academic honesty boils down to four simple, but powerful, principles:

  1. Be accountable for your work;
  2. Respect others;
  3. Be fair and truthful in what you say and do; and
  4. Cite properly the work of others when you use it.

At the beginning of each school year, all students are issued a copy of Lutheran North’s Honor Code. Both parents and students sign the document affirming their commitment to the integrity of the school’s academic and social standards. We are very proud of the students who respect the value of good work and the Honor Code!


SOM 9:16Students of the Month

Each month, four Crusaders (one from each grade) are recognized for leading by example. Faculty and staff members nominate students they believe are having a positive impact on LHSN. The program encourages students to strive for excellence. The following students received the award for September and are pictured left to right.

Morgan DiMercurio (grade 12) was nominated by Mr. Fehrs, who wrote, “Morgan is off to an excellent start in Christian Living class. She has completed all of the work at a high level. She is a positive and encouraging leader among her classmates. Besides being a fine student, Morgan’s happy and helpful countenance contributes to Lutheran North’s positive school spirit. She lives out her faith by being polite and helpful to a wide variety of students from all grade levels. Morgan carries her work as a peer minister into the halls every day of the week.”

Craig McGee (grade 9) was nominated by Mrs. Roth. She wrote, “Craig is a very diligent student and works very hard. He has excellent class participation. He willingly puts problems up on the board. He is a self-motivated learner and asks questions so he can clarify his knowledge and understanding. He is attentive and not easily distracted. I enjoy having Craig in class.”

Ariana Ross (grade 10) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Ariana is a quiet student. Yet, when I call on her, she always has the answer to the question. She has done a good job making sure that her homework is finished for class. She is alert and engaged in class. Ariana had a perfect score on the element name and symbol quiz. Students find getting a perfect score to be very difficult. Her overall class average is 100.5%. Ariana is doing very well.”

Jacob Meyr (grade 11) was nominated Mrs. Ambler. She wrote, “Jacob is a very hardworking student. I had him in Spanish I last year and he is currently in my Spanish II class. Jacob always comes to class prepared to learn and he stays focused and on task. He does an excellent job on all of his work and currently has an A+ in my class. It was a joy to have him in class last year, and is so this year, as well.”


IMG_0265 (1)Outstanding Student Leader 

Matt Zeuschel, senior, was LHSN’s recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Student Leader Award sponsored by the St. Louis County Executive’s office. Each St. Louis County high school can select a student who exemplifies leadership, service, citizenship, and high personal standards to be recognized at a conference and luncheon at Washington University. Congratulations to Matt, who serves in a variety of leadership roles at Lutheran North.


PT Conf.Parent/Teacher Conferences 

First semester teacher conferences will be Thursday, Oct. 13, between 1:00 and 8:00. Parents of students who are experiencing any difficulty in class(es) are encouraged to request conference time with the respective teacher(s). Parents who have students with failing grades are expected to make appointments with the teachers of those classes. 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. The link is also posted on the Parent Resource page of the LHSN website. Conferences must be requested by Sept. 30.

After you request conferences, we will schedule your appointments. An appointment post card giving time and room location for your conferences will be mailed to you Oct. 7. Watch for it in your mailbox!

We will have two half-days of school on Thursday, Oct. 13 and Friday, Oct. 14. Dismissal will be at 11:30 both days; please make arrangements for your student(s) 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!


MomsCrusader Mothers’ Club

This Saturday, Sept. 17, 9-10 a.m. is the next LN Mothers meeting in room 102. We will be collecting items for students’ Care Packages. If you would like, please bring 12 of the same items to be added into the boxes at the meeting. Some ideas for your 12 items could be anything from snacks, school supplies, small toys or self care products with a low-mid price range. For more information or questions please contact Jackie Branneky, (314)922-3087 or 4tjbranneky@sbcglobal.net.
 
The Auction Boutique last Sunday was a great success! A special Mothers’ Club Thank You to all who attended, made purchases, donated to the LHSA Auction in November, made desserts, and all those who worked their Crusader Service Hours at the Auction Boutique! Congratulations to Cayce Schuh, the winner of the LHSA Auction Boutique Drawing for a $100 Visa Gift Card.

PartyAttention ALL Parents!  

You are invited Saturday, Sept. 24 from 7-10 p.m. to the LN Parent Social in the Crusader Cafe. All parents are asked to bring an appetizer or a dessert to share. The Mothers’ Club will provide drinks and adult beverages.

With homecoming right around the corner, don’t miss this opportunity for some pre-homecoming fun for us parents! Come when you can, leave when you must!


Auction

The first planning meeting for the Fantasy Faire Auction will be on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7:00 p.m., at the DoubleTree Hotel-Westport, 1923 Craigshire Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63146. We will be meeting in Board Room A and B. Please feel free to attend if you are interested in helping with the Auction. Any questions, please contact Karen Scheer at kscheer@lhsastl.org or 314-833-2910 or complete the volunteer online form on the website.


drug-freeDrug-Free Pledge

Parents who were unable to attend the Back to School Parent Session in August but would like to sign the Drug-Free Pledge have another opportunity. The information on the Pledge is published in our Buzz Book, which will be available to parents and students in October.

If you would like to be a part of this pledge, please print out the form and fill in the information requested. Have your student return the signed Pledge to the Counseling Center no later than Friday, October 7th. This form remains on file at Lutheran North while your child is attending. If you have previously signed this form, you do not have to re-sign. Click here for the form.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Sept. 17 – Mothers’ Club Meeting, 9 am (see above)
  • Sept. 17 – Varsity Football Home vs. Burroughs, 1:00 pm
  • Sept. 20 – Project Graduation Meeting, 7 pm
  • Sept. 21 – High School Transition Night #1 for Prospective Students, 7 pm
  • Sept. 24 – Parent Social, 7-10 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 26 – TJ’s Pizza/Dessert Sale Deadline (printable order form here.)
  • Sept. 27 – School Picture Retakes (sign up in office)
  • Sept. 27 – Auction Meeting, 7 pm @ DoubleTree-Westport (see above)
  • Sept. 30 – Deadline to Sign-up for Parent/Teacher Conferences (see above)
  • Sept. 30 – Mammography Van at LHSN, 8:30-2:00 (call 314-747-7222 for appt.)
  • Sept.30-Oct. 1 – Homecoming Weekend
  • Oct. 7 – Deadline to Submit Drug-Free Pledge (see above)
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. – Romans 12:12-14 ESV

Cross Copy Weekly – Sept. 9, 2016

summer enrichmentWay to Go, Crusaders!

Lutheran North students do not all “take the summer off.” Many Crusaders applied for and were accepted into academic or leadership programs, enrolled in summer enrichment classes, attended prestigious sports or scouting camps, or volunteered their services.

We commend all of these for being eager to learn, do, and expand their horizons! For a complete listing of students who reported their summer activities to Mrs. McFarland in the Counseling Center, click here.


Seniors Lead by Example 

Each month at the Senior Breakfast, some seniors are recognized for 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.

Sr.Ld.9:16At the September breakfast, the following seniors were recognized for various leadership actions: (front row) Taylor Ewing, Gabbi Gilmore, Precious Clark, (back row) Grayson Knight, Jake Thompson, Eric Webster, Matt Zeuschel, Olaoluwa Animashaun, and Lloyd Abernathy. Congratulations, leaders!


shoppingAuction Boutique this Sunday! 

All ladies are invited to the Crusader Cafe on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 1-4 p.m.

The Auction Boutique is a vendor fair, making it the perfect time to shop for yourself, the holidays, or your family’s donation to the Auction.

As in years past, EVERY FAMILY is asked to donate an item to the LHSA Auction. The Auction Boutique is one way to do this. It’s also 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. Click here for a Boutique flyer.

As a way to say “thank you,” 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.


TJ'sPizza & Dessert Order Form

The LHSN Music Department is sponsoring a TJ’s Pizza, Dessert and Cookie Dough sale. Students have been given an order form and instruction letter. If you haven’t seen it, ask your student! 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 will be 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. A printable order form can be accessed here.


Tip of the Week: Messaging Preferences  

SchoolMessengerWhen LHSN needs to communicate with parents, we use SchoolMessenger – a system that sends out voice, email, and text messaging using the contact information we have on file for you. But you have options!

Please watch this new SchoolMessenger video that explains how parents can set their preferences for school notifications. The video is only 70 seconds long and gives you the website you’ll need to select your preferences. Click here.


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

Find out 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 the presenter. This evening is open to all families, but will be especially helpful to junior and senior parents.


downloadLutheran Resale Shop
Half-Price Sale!

The Lutheran Resale Shop, located at 6701 W. Florissant, is having a store-wide half-price sale on Saturday, Sept. 10, 10:00-3:00

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Lutheran Resale Shop with donations and/or purchases. The shop proceeds go to Lutheran Senior Services and Lutheran Family & Children’s Services, with uniform sales benefitting LHSN.


picture retakes

Photo retakes will be taken Tuesday, Sept. 27. Those who were absent for the first session should be sure to pick up a packet in the main office and sign up to have their picture taken Sept. 27.

Those who have already ordered a photo package and want their picture retaken should also sign up in the office and be sure to bring their original photos on Sept. 27.


nicheLHSN Ranking  

Have you seen the 2016 Niche School Rankings? The annual Niche Report explores public and private schools across the country. Perhaps they are not the most scientifically accurate, but the rankings are viewed with interest and the comments say a lot. All LHSN parents and students are welcome to participate in the Niche survey and add their comments. Take a look at LHSN’s ranking of 35th Best Private School in Missouri here.


CFNATrivia Night  

Christian Friends of New Americans is sponsoring their 9th Annual Trivia event to raise funds for refugee work. Silent auction baskets, gift certificates, tickets and coupons, and/or items (new or gently used) are needed now! Contact Carol (314) 517-8513 or buckmancal@aol.com.

Trivia Family Fun Night is Saturday, Nov. 12. Doors open at 5:15, games start at 6:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens, 8749 Watson Road, 63119. See www.cfna-stl.org/Trivia for details!


Upcoming Events

  • Crusader Football @ MICDS, Sept. 10, 2:00 pm
  • Crusader Soccer home vs. MICDS, Sept. 10, 2:30 pm
  • 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
  • Mothers’ Club Meeting, Sept. 17, 9 am
  • Project Graduation Meeting, Sept. 20, 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
  • School Picture Retakes, Sept. 27
  • 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

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 6:23 ESV