Cross Copy Weekly – Nov. 4, 2016

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!

way to goThe 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.


Christian Service

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.

dollar“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 – Precious ClarkMrs. 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.)

Op.Chr.ChildOPERATION 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 ksteinbrueck@lhsastl.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:
save $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.


AuctionRSVP 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 & gownsCaps 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.


Counselor’s Corner

counselor's cornerJunior 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.


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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!


Crusader Playoffs

footballFootball – 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 countryCross 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.

Scripture Verse

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ – Matthew 25:40 NIV

Cross Copy Weekly – Oct. 28, 2016

Principal’s Posting

As you know, I’ve been sharing excerpts from the book, 12 Huge Mistakes Parents can Avoid, by Christian author Tim Elmore. This week it’s Mistake #11: We do it for them.

Have you heard about the sign the Catholic High School for Boys in Little Rock, AK posted recently? (See below.) The action went viral, and the thousands of comments certainly covered both perspectives. Regardless of where you stand on this particular issue, the point is a good one. Elmore states: “When we do things for them, they can become lazy, unmotivated to grow, and disabled (they don’t reach their full potential)” (Elmore, 2014, p. 183). It’s difficult to “let go and let grow,” but our children will be better off in the long run.Elmore

One the great characteristics of Lutheran North is the caring, family climate where students can fail, but the fall isn’t too far. When they fall, they also learn to pick themselves up – or we help them get back up and going once again!


Scapino (1)Now Showing:
Scapino!

The delightful comedy, Scapino!, continues with performances in the LHSN gym at 7 p.m. tonight and tomorrow (Oct. 28/29). Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, free for kids 5 and under.

Join us at a seaside Italian cafe for craziness and romance, and support our Crusader thespians who have worked very hard. You are sure to be entertained!


thanks

… to Moms’ Club and Parents for the great meal during Parent-Teacher Conferences, and also for providing cookies following chapel today!


SOM 10:16Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students (pictured left to right) for leading by example and being named “Students of the Month” for October.

Jacob Thompson (grade 12) was nominated by Miss Bork, who wrote, “Jake is an excellent model of what we want a Lutheran North student to be. In each class I have had Jake in, he has been a standout student. His work in my classes is one of the reasons he was chosen as a yearbook editor this year. In addition to his work in the classroom, Jake is a leader for the student body. I have enjoyed working with him in drama for the last few years. We can always depend on Jake to be on task and prepared.”

Henry Nguyen (grade 11) is an international student who came to us last year from Vietnam. He was nominated by two teachers. Miss Bork wrote, “I have been greatly impressed with Henry in English class this year. He is incredibly invested in his education. Henry asks for help when needed, checks in outside of class to get extra help, is attentive and on task during lessons, and always has his work done to the highest level and on time. He spent time over the summer working to improve his English skills and it shows. He consistently has some of the best work in his class.” Mr. Langefeld wrote, “English is not Henry’s native language so the work that he is doing is even more impressive. Early in the year we learn the names and symbols of the most common elements in Chemistry, much like learning vocabulary in a language class. Henry earned a nearly perfect score on the quiz. His overall grade is a 101%.”

Aaron Fackler (grade 10) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Aaron is always very alert and focused during class. He frequently is the student to answer a question that I pose. He sees connections between the ideas that we discuss in class. He works hard to have his homework finished. I know that I can always count on Aaron to give me a great effort in class. Aaron has test scores of 91% and 99% and carries an A average in Chemistry. His homework grades indicate that he has the homework finished whenever I check it. His lab grades are also very good.”

Morgan McKenny (grade 9) was nominated by Mr. Pomerenke. Mr. Pomerenke wrote, “Morgan currently has a 100% in my class. She is a hardworking student who engages in what the class is doing every day. She participates in discussions, asks questions, and when we play Kahoot to introduce new concepts and review old ones, she usually finishes first.”


Crusaders Put Faith into Action

Last Friday, students and faculty alike rolled up their sleeves (or put on jackets!) and went to work. They volunteered their services at Spanish Lake Park, Food Outreach, Lutheran Resale Shop, and area churches, preschools, and nursing homes. Service included yardwork, cleaning, painting, reading stories, as well as crafts and games with the young and the elderly. Take a look…

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Have YOU?  ?

Decided to come cheer for the Crusader Football Team in their District Semifinal here on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 1:00?

Taken the AdvancED parent survey? If not, click here by Nov. 4!

Made your reservation to attend the LHSA Dinner Auction on Nov. 19? Click here by Nov. 7!

Encouraged your student to take advantage of the free tutoring on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 in room 211?


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LHSN is continuing the program to recognize students who consistently make good choices. Periodically, all students can earn the right to participate in a free dress day simply by making good choices.

Any student who has had NO office referrals in the first quarter (thru Oct. 14) can enjoy a dress down day on Friday, Nov. 4. A list of students who qualify is posted in the hallway and OnCampus.


Counselor’s Corner

counselor's cornerJunior Parent College Nights – Parents of juniors are reminded of the two identical sessions offered Tuesday, Nov. 1, and Monday, Nov. 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Counseling Center. Come join Mrs. Burreson and Mrs. Buford as they discuss the college timeline and process. Lots of information will be shared–choose one of the sessions to attend!

Chasing the Dragon Showing – Ever wonder if your student could be at risk for drug use? According to the DEA, “The numbers are appalling – tens of thousands of Americans will die this year from drug-related deaths, and more than half of these deaths are from heroin and prescription opioid overdoses. I hope this documentary will be a wakeup call for folks.”

The FBI and DEA released Chasing the Dragon to assist in the battle against drugs. The Lutheran North Counseling Department and TREND are providing a showing of this 45 minute documentary for parents and students on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:00 p.m. in our gymnasium. Please plan to attend with your son or daughter. After the documentary, an FBI agent will lead a short discussion and answer questions. Snacks and door prizes will be available.


Blood Driveblood drive

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 support this worthy cause by signing 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!

In order to be a successful donor, please. . .
• Eat a healthy meal before donating
• Hydrate – drink an extra 16 ounces before and after donating
• Remember to bring your ID


CFNATrivia-Bingo-Family Fun!

Christian Friends of New Americans’ (CFNA) 9th Annual Family Fun event is bigger and better! It will feature Claire the Clown from Everyday Circus, local artist Vesna Delevska from Macedonia, and CFNA folk dancers added to Trivia, Bingo, and Silent Auction. An Italian supper with Rich & Charlie’s salad and bread will be provided, as well as free babysitting.

The date is Saturday, Nov. 12. The place is Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens, 8749 Watson Rd., St. Louis, MO 63119. Doors open at 5:15 pm, games start at 6:30 pm. Register at cfna-stl.org/Trivia or call (314) 517-8513. Help support CFNA’s sharing of Christ’s love and compassion for the refugees in our midst. Tickets: $15/per person, $10/age 6-12, 5 and under free.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Oct. 28, 29 – Fall Play Scapino, 7 pm (see above)
  • Oct. 29 – Cross Country District Meet @ Spanish Lake
  • Oct. 29 – Football District Semifinal home vs. Cardinal Ritter, 1:00
  • Nov. 1 and Nov. 7 – Junior Parent College Nights (choose one to attend), 6:30 pm (see above)
  • Nov. 3 – Local College Visits for Juniors, 8:00-11:30 am
  • Nov. 4 – Good Choice Rewards Day (see above)
  • 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. 12 – CFNA Trivia/Bingo/Family Fun (see above)
  • Nov. 14 – Blood Drive sponsored by NHS, 9:00-2:00 (see above)
  • Nov. 15 – Project Graduation Meeting, 7 pm in Counseling Center
  • Nov. 17 – Chasing the Dragon Documentary, 7 pm (see above)
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Corinthians 15:57 ESV

Cross Copy Weekly – Oct. 21, 2016

advancEdInput Needed

As you may know, LHSN has been continuously accredited since the 1940’s and is currently accredited by AdvancED and the National Lutheran School Accreditation programs. Last year, we successfully completed an external review and visit by a team of educators who renewed our accreditation.

However, the work of evaluating and improving what we do at school to ensure a quality education is ongoing. As part of this process, we are conducting our annual parent survey. The survey link was emailed to parents this week. We value your opinion and ask that you complete this survey (if you have not already done so) prior to Nov. 4. Please be assured that your responses to this survey remain anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.

Thank you for helping us with this important task. To access the survey, click here.


Scapino (1)Scapino!

Lutheran North presents the comedy Scapino Oct. 27, 28, and 29 at 7:00 pm in the LHSN gym. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, free for kids 5 and under. Join us for the romance and fun that takes place at a seaside Italian cafe!

The cast, directed by Miss Bork and Mr. Scheller, includes Shannon Ambler (11, Grace Chapel), Rebecca Bazan (12, Atonement), Adia Buford (11, Atonement), Lily Kate Burreson (11, St. Paul-Des Peres), Gregory Carr (10, River Roads), Victoria Chandler (10, St. Norbert), Natashia Davis (10, Pattonville Heights), Allison Johnston (11, Good Shepherd) Cory Keathley (11, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta), Grayson Knight (12, Grace Chapel), Jack Krone (11, Atonement), Morgan McKenny (9, Grace Chapel), Alexander Paul (9, Atonement), Keenan Richardson (10, Compton-Drew), Zachary Roeglin (10, Home School), Rebecca Roth (10, Grace Chapel), Hannah Russo (12, Cross Keys), Jacob Thompson (12, Atonement), Eric Webster (12, St. Roch), Katelyn Zorich (12, Atonement).

Crew members are Tyler Bochantin (10, Grace Chapel), Ainsley Geiger (10, Grace Chapel), Joshua Gray (11, New Life Christian), Kaja Horton (10, Kipp Inspire), Erika Kreppert (11, Hazelwood N. Middle), Tieryn Minor (10, Ferguson Middle), Abby Moore (11, Vicenza Italy), Diamond Younge (11, Salem).


Tutoring

Lutheran North’s National Honor Society has begun weekly open tutoring sessions on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 am in room 211. Members of NHS will be available at that time to help students with most subjects. Any student is welcome to come. All that is required is for the student to be in room 211 at 8:00 and bring his/her work and a willing-to-learn attitude.

If your student needs a little one-on-one help understanding classwork, please encourage him or her to take advantage of this tutoring program.


Walk for WellnessFBLA

Lutheran North FBLA members are happy to announce the next event in the LN Battle of the Classes. Starting Monday, Oct. 24, members of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and the Faculty Wellness Committee will sponsor the LN Walk for Wellness.

Walk for WellnessThis competition will last for two weeks and consist of counting laps walked or run around the track after school. The idea is to promote physical wellness and encourage students and faculty to get outside to walk and socialize. Laps will be recorded individually and tallied to figure class totals. Rewards will be given for top class individuals as well as the top class total. Encourage your student to come out and Walk for Wellness over the next two weeks from 3:00–4:30!


RRWRed Ribbon Week

The Crusader TREND chapter (Turning Resources and Energy in New Directions) is sponsoring Red Ribbon Week Oct. 24-28. An assembly with a guest speaker is being planned for Monday and each day, facts about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) will be shared. In an effort to show support for living without ATOD, all students are encouraged to participate in the following:

Monday – Wear the Red Ribbon distributed in chapel.
Tuesday – Wear a red shirt tucked into uniform bottoms.
Wednesday – “Put a cap on drugs” day – wear a hat or cap.
Thursday – “Shade out drugs” day – wear sunglasses.
Friday – “Don’t mess up your genes” day – wear jeans with uniform top.


AuctionYou’re Invited!  

The 2016 LHSA Fantasy Faire Auction is coming up soon on Saturday, Nov. 19! The invitation, details card and response card are available online.

Call some friends and put together a table!

Enjoy a wonderful evening while supporting Lutheran North!
RSVP BY NOVEMBER 7!


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The Crusader football team completed the regular season with a record of 7 wins and 2 losses. They finished second in the Metro League with a 4-1 record, their only loss coming against MICDS. The Crusaders are averaging nearly 36 points a game, while allowing less than 16.

MSHSAA FBThe MSHSAA Playoffs will begin this Saturday, Oct. 22, at 2:00 with the first round of the District Tournament. The Class 2 District 2 Tournament is an 8-team single elimination tournament with the winner advancing to the State Quarterfinals (round of 8). Lutheran North, seeded 2nd, will open up with #7 seed Cleveland NJROTC (2-7) at Lutheran North this Saturday at 2:00 pm. If the Crusaders win, they will advance to play the winner of Cardinal Ritter (4-4) and Herculaneum (3-6) on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 1:00 pm at LHSN. Other teams in our District include Sumner (2-5), Carnahan (5-4), and Trinity (8-0). (Northwest Academy chose not to complete their season.)

Everyone is urged to come out to support and cheer for your Crusaders!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Oct. 21 – Cross Country Metro League Meet @ Spanish Lake, 4:15 pm
  • Oct. 22 – Football Playoff Game home vs. Cleveland NJROTC, 2 pm
  • Oct. 24-28 – Red Ribbon Week sponsored by TREND (see above)
  • Oct. 25 – Flu Shot Clinic, 1-4 pm
  • Oct. 27, 28, 29 – Fall Play Scapino, 7 pm (see above)
  • Nov. 1 and Nov. 7 – Junior Parent College Nights (choose one to attend), 6:30 pm
  • Nov. 3 – Local College Visits for Juniors
  • 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)
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. – Isaiah 40:28 ESV

Cross Copy Weekly – Oct. 14, 2016

Senior Leaders

Sr.Br.Oct 16Each 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.

At the October breakfast, the following seniors were recognized for various leadership actions: Frankie Isaac, Elysha Kennedy, Shane Ring, Jordan Sommerville, Jordan McDowell, Devin Hart, Gabe Peppers, Amber Roberts, Jake Thompson; not pictured Eric Webster, Chris Avery, Nate McBride. Way to go, seniors!


Crusaders Singconcentus

This past Wednesday, Concentus was invited to perform at the Lutheran Prayer Breakfast held at the Orlando Conference Center in Maryland Heights. Fourteen different Lutheran agencies were represented at the Prayer Breakfast with over three hundred people in attendance.

Concentus sang “Lead Me On” by Brian Schmidt, “Praise You” by Goodine/Cymbala, with solos by Dallis Johnson, Lily-Kate Burreson, and Joshua Gray, and invited the assembly to sing with them on “Watch, O Lord” by Marty Haugen. The students enjoyed the morning and represented North very well!


permission formPermission 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 dress 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 2Sign Up for Flu Shot 

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 usMoms’ Club

Calling all Moms and Grandmoms! Join us Saturday, Oct. 15, at 9:00 am in room 102. Due to a conflict, Ms. Michelle Marshall will not be able to be with us. Our new guest speaker will be our own Director of Admissions, Becky Klotzer. Please come to hear about the behind-the-scenes part of admissions and learn more about our LHSN student body.

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.


messagingTip of the Week: Messaging Reminder!

Remember! When you as a parent receive a message in OnCampus and reply to that message, the reply goes to everyone originally in that message group. (Frequently a teacher sends a message out to an entire class.) If you wish to send a message just to the teacher, you should either start a new message with just the teacher as the recipient, or send an email to the teacher.


lunchCafeteria News

Questions have been raised about lunch card payments. To clarify, using PayPal is the most recent option provided for payment, but cash, money orders, or checks payable to Food Service Consultants (FSC) are certainly still accepted. Feel free to bring or send payment with your student to be applied to his/her lunch card.

If you are not currently using the meal card program, please consider doing so. After opening an account with an initial deposit of $50, payments can be made in increments of $25 each. The meal card system tracks all deposits, purchases, and balances on the student’s account. When the card balance falls below $15, the cafeteria cashier informs the student.

Note that the meal card system is not mandatory. Students may still pay cash for lunches on a daily basis. Questions regarding lunches or forms of payment should be directed to Barb Hennessey in the cafeteria, 833-2985.


buzz bookPhone Directory  

The 2016-2017 Buzz Book is complete and a copy has been placed in OnCampus in the “LHSN Student” and the “LHSN Parent” files under “2016-2017 Buzz Book.” Your student can help you gain access to this file and you can print a copy for home use if you so desire.


theaterComing Soon!  

The Lutheran North Theater Department invites you to join them for an evening of drama and laughter as they present the farce, Scapino. Journey to a seaside Italian cafe as the meddling trickster, Scapino, attempts to help two pairs of young lovers thwart their angry fathers. Will true love prevail? Find out on October 27, 28, and 29 at Lutheran High School North. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, children 5 and under are free.


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

Please 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!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Oct. 15 – Mothers’ Club Meeting, 9:00 am
  • Oct. 16 – LHSN Open House, 2:00-4:00 pm
  • 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 (Sign up by Oct. 21, see above)
  • Oct. 27, 28, 29 – Fall Play Scapino, 7 pm
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24 ESV