Walking for Wellness
Over the last two weeks, members of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and the Faculty Wellness Committee hosted the LN Walk for Wellness. This is the second competition in the LN Battle of the Classes and consisted of counting laps walked or run around the track after school. The idea was to promote physical wellness and encourage students and faculty to get outside to walk and socialize. God blessed us with beautiful weather over the last two weeks! A display in the front hallway illustrates detailed statistics from the event. After nine days, the LN community has logged 3,900 laps around the track! During the first week there was an average of 52 participants per day on the track!
The seniors are literally running away with the lead as 44 different seniors have contributed to their class total. The seniors are led by Jake Thompson (141) and Gabe Peppers (137). Other notable lap leaders include Juniors Adam Hollmann (126) and Jackson Ye (105), sophomores Aaron Fackler (114) and Katie Laffold (112), freshman Morgan McKenny (81), and anchoring the faculty, Jim Borgmann (177) and Paul Endorf (142). Individual prizes and class prizes will be awarded next week. The next FBLA event will consist of collecting canned goods after Thanksgiving.
The LHSN mission statement ends with the words, “We exist to nurture young Christians for further education and Christian service.” Besides serving our neighbors through recent ‘Faith in Action’ Day activities, our young Christians are engaged in ongoing forms of Christian service. Following are several examples.
“ONE ON WEDNESDAYS” is a program to help educate the students at Lutheran North about stewardship and unity. Each Wednesday in our small group chapel sessions we take an offering which is given to a charitable cause. “One on Wednesdays” serves as a slogan and a reminder to each student. Our hope is that everyone can find a way to contribute ONE dollar as a weekly offering. As our students sacrifice a soda or candy bar each week to make their contribution, we remember Jesus’ words in Matthew 25:35 – “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
“One on Wednesdays” also stands for Lutheran North uniting as ONE school in our stewardship efforts. Psalm 133:1 says, “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity.” In past years, each small group has chosen its own charity. This year our students have had the opportunity to witness first-hand the power of Christian unity. During the first quarter of this school year, together we raised $611 for the flood victims in Baton Rouge.
Our second quarter offerings will be going to Eric and Linda Funke, who are missionaries in Tanzania. The Gospel of Christ and good Christian education are being shared with people who have never had this privilege before. Eric is a 2000 graduate of Lutheran North and taught here for several years. We are excited to join him and Linda in this exciting ministry.
While we are excited and thankful for the early success of this program, there is plenty of room for improvement. We have yet to have 50% of the student body participate on any given Wednesday. We can do even better! YOU CAN HELP! Like all lessons at Lutheran North, especially those outside the classroom, the meaning and effect increase when you join us at home. Please encourage your son or daughter to find a way to have ONE dollar available on Wednesdays for offering. Remind and encourage!
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS – Mrs. Devetta Clark, a breast cancer survivor and mother of senior Precious Clark, gave a presentation after a recent chapel on “Divine Courage,” a breast cancer support group which she started. Student Council sponsored a drive to raise funds for Divine Courage. Crusaders donated $1 to be able to wear a pink shirt last Friday and purchased pink beads at the football game. StuCo contributed a total of $250 to that worthy cause! (Pictured are Isaiah, Devetta, and Precious Clark.)
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – TREND is currently sponsoring this school-wide project. Each small group is collecting items to fill two shoeboxes to send to children worldwide. Operation Christmas Child is a part of the ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. Each group decided upon what age and gender child for whom to make a box and are bringing in items to fill it. Please remind your student to bring in his or her item and a $1.00 donation for shipping.
If any families would like to fill a box, we have a few extras available. Boxes are due by Nov. 17 so they can be shipped in time for Christmas. This is a fun service project for our students, and we invite you to get involved!
We want you back next year!
Re-enrollment for 2017-2018 is now open. Please complete your child’s re-enrollment in SMART and pay the re-enrollment fee. Save $50 if you pay by January 15! Note that the re-enrollment fee is non-refundable.
Letters were put in the mail today to all current families giving instructions for re-enrollment. The letter is important because it includes each parent’s username and password that must be used to log into the form. After logging in, your child’s name should appear in the list. (If it does not, email Kathy Steinbrueck at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
In order to complete registration, you must re-enroll with SMART TUITION and set up your payment plan for the 2017-2018 school year. Note that your registration fee must also be paid through SMART. No payments for registration or tuition will be accepted in the school offices. The registration fee is as follows:
Through Jan. 15 – $200
Jan. 16-Mar. 15 – $250
After Mar. 15 – $300
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter! Click here to complete the task.
RSVP for Auction by Nov. 7!
A special tradition has returned to the Auction. You’ll have a chance to bid on team autographed balls for fall teams at our schools. Lutheran North will feature an autographed football, soccer ball and volleyball. Plan now to bid on these one-of-a-kind items to commemorate a great year in Crusader athletics!
Only a few days left! Click here NOW to reserve your spot at the LHSA Dinner Auction. Hope to see you Nov. 19 at the DoubleTree Hotel-Westport!
Caps and Gowns… already?
Yes, it’s time! At the Senior Breakfast next Friday, Nov. 11, Jostens will be present to get the seniors’ height measurements and distribute packets for ordering graduation announcements, etc. Jostens will treat the seniors to bagels that morning, also. Seniors should be sure to come to the cafeteria Friday morning between 7:15 and 7:45!
Jostens will return to LHSN on Wednesday, Nov. 16 to pick up the orders for announcements, etc. Be sure to ask your senior for the packet next weekend so you don’t miss out on placing your order.
Junior Parent College Nights -If you weren’t able to join us this week for the college night, please join us MONDAY, Nov. 7th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Counseling Center.
SLU 1818 ACC Tuition is Due! – For juniors and seniors enrolled in ACC/1818 courses – all tuition payments for Saint Louis University college credit courses through the 1818 program are due BEFORE Dec. 1st. As of Dec. 1, any student who has not made payment will be dropped. Please contact the 1818 office at SLU with any questions regarding your account. The contact number is 977-3142 (option 4). See Mrs. Burreson with any general questions about dual enrollment. Contact SLU for specific account information.
Chasing the Dragon -Lutheran North’s Counseling Department will host a showing of the FBI documentary Chasing the Dragon on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:00 p.m. An agent from the FBI/DEA will introduce the film and lead a brief discussion following the showing of this important piece on drug and opiate use. All students and families are encouraged to attend together.
The Crusader chapter of National Honor Society has scheduled a Blood Drive for Monday, Nov. 14, 9:00-2:00. Students, parents, and faculty are encouraged to sign up to give blood. Parent-signed permission forms are required for 16-year-olds and are available in the office. Each donation can help save three lives!
Football – Lutheran North travels to Trinity Catholic High School this evening (Friday, Nov. 4) to vie for the District Championship. Game time is 7:00. The MSHSAA admission price for this game is $7. Go, Big North! If you are unable to be at the game, Prepcast Sports will be live streaming it here!
Cross Country – Sophomore Isaac Stout (All-Conference and All-District) and senior Joel Brutlag (All-District) will represent the Crusader cross country team at the State Meet in Jeff City on Saturday, Nov. 5. The boys finished 5th and 15th, respectively, in the Class 2 District 2 Qualifying Meet on Oct. 29.
Upcoming Events & Reminders
- Nov. 4 – Football District Championship @ Trinity, 7:00 pm
- Nov. 7 – Junior Parent College Night, 6:30 pm
- Nov. 7 – Deadline to RSVP for Fantasy Faire Dinner Auction (see above)
- Nov. 10 – College Bus Tour (for Juniors) reservation forms accepted, beginning at 7:30 am (first come first served)
- Nov. 11 – Seniors measured for caps and gowns, 7:15-7:45 am (see above)
- Nov. 12 – CFNA Trivia/Bingo/Family Fun (cfna-stl.org/Trivia)
- Nov. 14 – Blood Drive sponsored by NHS, 9:00-2:00 (see above)
- Nov. 15 – Project Graduation Meeting, 7 pm in Counseling Center
- Nov. 16 – Jostens picks up Graduation Announcement orders
- Nov. 17 – Chasing the Dragon Documentary, 7 pm (see above)
- Nov. 19 – LHSA Fantasy Faire Dinner Auction @ DoubleTree-Westport
- Nov. 22 – Deadline for Poinsettia Orders
- Nov. 23-25 – Thanksgiving Break
For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.