E-learning Days – Winter is approaching, and with it comes the possibility of inclement weather and school closings. But, thanks to technology, learning can still happen even when students and faculty cannot be in the school building. The e-learning virtual school day will last from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and virtual attendance is mandatory. Students will receive a link to the attendance form via their school email account and are required to check in by 9:00 a.m. E-learning days are considered official school days; absences and tardies are recorded and counted. Uniforms are not required! 🙂
Just like a normal school day, students are expected to complete all assigned tasks, discussions, and activities by the assigned deadline. Consequently, students should always have their iPad and school materials at home each night to be prepared.
Whether or not we have school during inclement weather depends on several factors. If it is already apparent the evening before, we may have an e-learning day. Otherwise, we may 1) have no school, 2) start at 9:30 a.m., or 3) dismiss early. Typically, weather-related decisions will be announced in several ways. A phone blast will be sent to families and television stations notified. As time permits, email and text message blasts, as well as website updates will also follow. Let it snow… we’re ready!
Nominations needed! – The next Crusader Hall of Honor class will be named in the fall of 2017, but the deadline for nominations is Dec. 31, 2016. The Crusader Hall of Honor recognizes graduates with outstanding achievements and individuals who have made significant contributions of time and talent to the school. Please visit our website for more information and to download a candidate nomination form.
The LHSN Christmas Concert featuring vocal and instrumental music ensembles will be this Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. Come enjoy the sounds of the season and the message of the Savior proclaimed by our awesome student musicians.
Students of the Month
Congratulations to the following students (pictured left to right) for leading by example and being named “Students of the Month” for November.
Toni McConnell (grade 9) was nominated by Mr. Dixon, who wrote, “Toni has really exceeded all expectations in Freshman English. She has consistently high quiz scores, she actively participates in all classroom activities, and offers insightful commentary in her reading journal. She received one of the highest grades on the Freshman English Elements of Fiction unit test. However, she came to the early-morning make-up session in order to get the best grade she could. This demonstrates a real commitment to excellence.”
Becca Roth (grade 10) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Becca has had a very good first semester. Her grade in Chemistry is a 98% so far. She is always prepared for class with her homework complete. She comes to see me outside of class to clarify individual homework questions or to help prepare for a test or quiz. Becca has me pre-check her labs before they are due so that she knows for sure that she is going to have a correct lab report.”
Eric Webster (grade 12) was nominated by two teachers. Mrs. Dulski wrote, “Eric shows continued progress and success in the French language. He actively participates in class and chooses to speak French even when he is unsure. Recently, he earned an ‘A’ on a unit test and an ‘A’ on his teaching project. He is a delight to have in class.” Mrs. Burreson added, “Eric has been in my small group for three years—his freshman year he was a member and then his sophomore and senior years he has been one of the Peer Ministers in my small group. Eric always comes to small group prepared to lead and with a smile on his face. Eric is genuine in his relationships and sets a good example. Eric has proven himself trustworthy and reliable. I appreciate his leadership and service on a daily and weekly basis and on Faith in Action days. I’ve appreciated Eric’s willingness to use his vocal talents for singing in Concentus and in the musicals. But I also appreciate hearing his voice singing in chapel every day. Eric is in the Counseling Center in an independent lab. I appreciate his sense of humor and the good-natured banter we can share. I enjoy our discussions about college and his future. He surely is one of Lutheran North’s finest.”
Shannon Ambler (grade 11) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Shannon has been in my classroom for three semesters now. She works hard and puts in extra time as necessary to clarify her understanding of topics and techniques that we are learning. She is willing to see me outside of class for purposes of review as we prepare for tests and quizzes. I think one of Shannon’s outstanding characteristics is her persistence and her steadiness. Shannon has had an ‘A’ grade in all three semesters of Chemistry. That is not an easy task and it is a testimony to her character.”
Twenty-three phenomenal Crusaders attended the YMCA Young Women’s Leadership Conference held at the St. Louis Marriott on Nov. 18. Ms. Pruitt arranged for the girls to be among 700+ young women from area schools to enjoy presentations on a variety of topics, vendor displays, keynote speaker, and lunch. LHSN’s own Courtney Harris presented a session on her organization, “Bash Out Bullying.”
Attending and pictured left to right were Tamara Booker, Ms. Pruitt, Alecea Lewis, Jasmine Bibby, Alexis Lewis, Tristyn Stewart, Brittany David, Toni McConnell, Alexa Halliburton, DorLisa Buford, Tia Booker, Morgan McKenny, Kaniya Sanders, Jo’Nasia Brannen, Aa’ishah Glass, Precious Clark, Kaja Horton, Asia Dunford, Alle Huntspon, Kendal Moore-Hughes, Raelyn Weaver, and Tyra Booker, Elysha Kennedy and Natashia Davis. Not pictured: Dana Holden.
Ten students, mostly TREND members, attended the Megan Meier Empower Leadership Workshop on Nov. 21 at Maryville University with Mrs. Burreson and Ms. Marshall. The workshop focused on anti-bullying and awareness of cyberbullying. Students will bring efforts back to Lutheran North to combat bullying of any type.
Crusaders attending and pictured left to right included Mrs. Burreson, Amaya Earls, Jonah Koch, Aaron Fackler, Becca Roth, Precious Clark, Courtney Harris, Zairai Moore, Jessica Molden, Alida Theard, Robert Wright, and Ms. Marshall.
All LHSN students were recently given an opportunity to write a note of appreciation to teachers for the Thanksgiving Blessing book which was put together by the Mothers’ Club. Notes could be written to specific teachers or to the staff as a whole. This compilation of student reflections was distributed to all faculty and staff members before Thanksgiving so they could see the many ways LHSN is a blessing to students and families.
Crusaders are also taking time to sign Christmas cards to be sent to elementary school students in grades 5-8. It is hoped that a personal note from a Lutheran North student will make the recipient feel a connection to LHSN and make him or her want to be a part of this caring community!
Thank you to everyone who has responded to the request for donations for the Faculty/Staff Breakfast and Christmas gift. Donations are accepted in the main office at any time, but preferably by Wednesday, Dec. 7.
This small token of appreciation is a nice way to thank teachers for the care and dedication they give students on a daily basis all year long. The Crusader Mothers’ Club requests every family to participate! To help with the breakfast, sign up on Sign Up Genius (see email of 12/1) or return the form to the office. Donations can be cash or check payable to Lutheran North. Access the form here.
Upcoming Events & Reminders
- Dec. 3 – Christmas Concert, 7 pm (see above)
- Dec. 7 – Appreciation Breakfast Donations Due (see above)
- Dec. 9 – Senior Pancake Breakfast, 7:15 am
- Dec. 14 – Pick up Poinsettia Orders, 3-6 pm
- Dec. 19-21 – Finals (early dismissal)
- Dec. 21 – Faculty/Staff Appreciation Breakfast, 7 am
- Dec. 22 thru Jan. 3 – No School, Christmas Break
For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.