Cross Copy Weekly – Jan. 6, 2017

brackmanPrincipal’s Posting

It is the intent of Lutheran High School North to have a strong two-way communication avenue between the home and school. Should a question arise, we ask that the following procedures based on Jesus’ example found in Matthew chapter 18 be followed:

Procedure when Questions or Concerns arise:

Step 1–Contact the person directly involved with the question or concern. In most cases this will bring clarification to the question or issue.

Step 2–If the question or concern has been discussed with the immediate party and resolution does not take place, contact the principal.

Step 3–If the question or concern has been discussed with the principal and immediate party and resolution does not take place, contact the LHSA president.

Step 4–If steps 1-3 cannot resolve the issue, it will be taken to the special school resolution committee.

NOTE: It will be in the best interest of LHSN if all members of the LHSN family – pastors, board members, teachers, administrators, parents and students – follow this procedure when questions or concerns arise. Following this procedure should promote harmony and good will.


honor rollAcademic High Achievers

Mr. Ron Wittler, Registrar, has announced the first semester academic Honor Roll. A total of 55 Crusaders achieved a grade point average of 3.75 or above, with 67 students earning a GPA between 3.2 and 3.74. Congratulations to everyone listed here!


discountRe-enrollment Discount Deadline is January 15!

Do not miss your opportunity to complete your child’s re-enrollment for next school year and save $50 on the re-enrollment registration fee.

Pay $200 if you re-enroll your child for 2017-2018 on or before January 15. The fee increases to $250 from January 16–March 15, and to $300 beginning March 16.

To re-enroll your child, complete the online re-enrollment form and also re-enroll in Smart Tuition to pay the re-enrollment fee. Additional instructions are available on our website. Please note that the re-enrollment fee is non-refundable. Your child’s re-enrollment is not complete until you have completed the online form and re-enrollment payment through Smart Tuition.

If you plan to request financial aid for 2017-2018, you should also complete the Smart Aid application as soon as possible. Financial aid must be requested each year.

helpNEED ASSISTANCE?

For your convenience, we will have re-enrollment workshops on the following dates:
Thursday, Jan. 12, 3:00-6:30 pm, and
Sunday, Jan. 15, 1:00-3:00 pm
Computers and helpers will be available to assist with re-enrollment and financial aid application for the 2017-2018 school year. Please bring payment method and all documentation needed to complete these steps. If you have questions about the workshops, please call Becky Kammeier, Director of Admissions, 314-833-2942.

If you have any questions about the re-enrollment process, contact Mr. Andrew Peters, Student Billing Representative, at 314-833-2905 or apeters@lhsastl.org.

We thank God for the blessing of each of our students and for the opportunity to serve our families. We look forward to continuing to serve you and your child in 2017-2018.


TJ'sTJ’s Pizza & Dessert Sale

Parents! Ask your students to show you the order form and letter that was sent home with them this week if you haven’t already seen it.

The LHSN Music Department is sponsoring a TJ’s Pizza, Dessert and Cookie Dough sale. We encourage you to share the form with your friends, family, and co-workers. Return the form – with payment – by Jan. 24. Checks should be payable to LHSN. Products are picked up on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 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 BEATS EP! 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.


LHSA logo_spot colors_horizEmployment Opportunity

The Lutheran High School Association of St. Louis, Missouri (LHSA), is seeking to hire a President/CEO. To apply, send a letter of interest and current resume to: Mr. Jonathan Schultz, Chair of the Search CommitteeJonathan.schultz@cph.org; cell phone: 314-304-2568.  Additional information regarding this position can be found under “Employment” on the Association’s website: http://www.lhsastl.org/page/employment-.


mothersMothers’ Club

The next Mothers’ Club meeting is Saturday, January 21 at 9 a.m. in room 102. If you haven’t had the chance to attend one of the fun Moms’ Club meetings yet, or missed some, this next meeting will be a great one to start the New Year with.

Our guest speaker will be Michelle Marshall, Lutheran North’s Social Worker, covering the topic of “Stresses of High School Students and High School Parents.” Mothers’ Club will provide a morning snack and an attendance prize. So, please bring your favorite morning drink and enjoy an hour with LN Moms!


hoops-classic-logo_1Hoops Classic – Feb. 4

Join us as we continue a Crusader Tradition! In the spirit of the day of basketball games vs. Lutheran South, held for many years in the fieldhouse at Concordia Seminary, join us for “Crusader-Lancer Hoops Classic,” hosted this year by Lutheran South.

Mark your calendars for a day of spirited competition and fun on Saturday, February 4 at LHSS! Don’t miss these Hoops Classic activities:

  • Food collection for the Concordia Seminary food bank, supporting our pastors in training and their families
  • Halftime knockout and shooting contests for fans
  • School and alumni spirit wear sales
  • Our traditional Alumni Hospitality Room
  • Hoops Zone with activities for kids
  • Selfie stations to share your Crusader experience

Come cheer on the Crusaders!
12:30 p.m.       Freshman Boys
2:00 p.m.         JV Girls
3:30 p.m.         JV Boys
5:00 p.m.         Varsity Girls
7:00 p.m.         Varsity Boys

Adult admission for the entire day is $5; high school and younger are free! Support your teams, enjoy concessions, meet old friends, and be a part of Hoops Classic! Note: Booster passes are not valid for Hoops Classic.

Questions? Contact Amanda Schoedel, LHSA Communications Coordinator, at 314-833-2977.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Jan. 12 – Re-enrollment Workshop, 3:00-6:30 pm (see above)
  • Jan. 14 – Robotics League Competition, 9:00-1:00
  • Jan. 15 – Re-enrollment Workshop, 1:00-3:00 pm (see above)
  • Jan. 15 – Deadline for $200 Registration Fee (see above)
  • Jan. 16 – NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
  • Jan. 17 – Project Graduation Meeting, 7 pm
  • Jan. 18 – High School Transition Night #2 for 8th Graders/Parents, 7 pm
  • Jan. 21 – Crusader Mothers’ Club Meeting, 9 am (see above)
  • Jan. 21 – Trivia Night at Atonement, 7 pm (flyer here)
  • Jan. 23-27 – National Lutheran Schools Week
  • Jan. 24 – TJ’s Pizza & Dessert Order Deadline (see above)
  • Jan. 27-28 – Lutheran Elementary Music Festival & Academic Fair
  • Feb. 4 – Hoops Classic @ Lutheran South (see above)
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” – Isaiah 60:1

Cross Copy Weekly – Dec. 21, 2016

Principal’s Posting

manger:cross“THE WAY” IN A MANGER
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, let us reflect for a moment on the reason He came to earth. “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor. 5:21). Jesus became what we are (human) so that we may become what He is (holy). What better reason to celebrate, give thanks, and share His love with family, friends, and neighbors. May God richly bless your Christmas celebration!

thank you copy 2THANK YOU, PARENTS!
On behalf of the entire LHSN faculty and staff, thank you for your gracious gifts of food, effort, and dollars. The Christmas Breakfast was superb and the gift cards are very much appreciated! We consider it a blessing to have the opportunity to work with each of your families. We pray that we will always serve you in a Christ-like way. Thank you,
again, for this active way in which you show your support.


Vending MachNew Beverage Machine!

Food Service Consultants has installed a new vending machine in the LHSN Cafe´. It features a variety of healthy-choice beverages, such as Gatorade, flavored water, teas, Starbucks, and fruit juices. The canned soda machine is still available.new

Also, this new machine accepts debit and credit cards, as well as cash. An extra 10⊄ per item is charged when a card is used. While the LHSN meal cards cannot be used in the machine, some of the drinks are also available in the food line, where the meal card can be used.


office hours 2Christmas Break

The LHSN office will be open with shortened hours during Christmas Break. Hours of operation will be 9:00-1:00 on Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 27-29, and on Tuesday, Jan. 3. The office will be closed Dec. 22, 23, 26, 30, and Jan. 2.

Should you need to talk with someone in the LHSA business office, that office will be closed Fridays and Mondays over the break (Dec. 23, 26, 30, Jan. 2). Other days they will be open their normal hours of 8:00-4:30. For any assistance, please contact the following:

Andrew Peters (Tuition or Re-enrollment) – call 833-2905
Molly Maher (Financial Aid) – call 833-2904
Kathy Steinbrueck (Logging In) – email help@lhsastl.org

School resumes at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Please note that this is NOT a late-start day. Jan. 4 is a maroon/gold day, meaning all eight classes will meet.


Holiday Tournaments

Holiday BB 2Both Crusader Varsity Basketball teams will participate in tournaments during Christmas Break. The Crusader men will play Parkway South in the first round of the MICDS Holiday Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 1:30 p.m. Sixteen teams are in the tournament, which then continues Dec. 26-29. Here is the bracket.

The Lady Crusaders are seeded second in the eight-school St. Dominic Tournament Dec. 27-29. Lutheran North will play the seventh seed, Timberland, on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 9:00 a.m. Here is the bracket.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Dec. 21 – Bump, Set, Smash! Boys’ Volleyball Tournament, 12-2 pm
  • Dec. 22 thru Jan. 3 – NO SCHOOL, Christmas Break (See office hours above)
  • Jan. 4 – School Resumes 8:00 am (M/G Day – Not Late Start)
  • Jan. 15 – Deadline for $200 Registration Fee
  • Jan. 16 – NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
  • Jan. 21 – Crusader Mothers’ Club Meeting, 9 am
  • Jan. 21 – Trivia Night at Atonement, 7 pm (flyer here)
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6

Cross Copy Weekly – Dec. 16, 2016

Principal’s Posting

A SPECIAL CHAPEL CHAPEL
I wish every one of you could have worshipped with us at chapel yesterday. One of Mr. Fehrs’ senior theology classes had approached him about leading chapel and they, under his direction, wrote and lead yesterday’s worship. It was powerful from a number of vantage points. Afterward, I was able to compliment the group for demonstrating leadership in our building, for setting a wonderful example, and for perfecting the tenets of “Achieve. Believe. Belong.” The students did exceptional work in one of the their classes and were bold in the witness of their faith, as they shared the bonds that form within our community over the years. A Lutheran North education is truly one-of-a-kind. To God be the glory!

RE-ENROLLMENT
Early registration of all returning students is important as we plan for the future. If you haven’t already done so, please complete the re-enrollment process – and save $50 – by Jan. 15. Click here to begin. If you have difficulty signing in, simply email Kathy Steinbrueck at help@lhsastl.org. To complete the process, you must also set up your payment plan in SMART TUITION and pay the registration fee through SMART. Thank you for your cooperation.


SOM 12:16Students of the Month

Congratulations to these four Crusaders who are the December “Students of the Month” and pictured left to right as follows:

Josh Gray (grade 11) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Josh has shown tremendous leadership and service as he leads us in singing in chapel. He is not afraid to be seen praising God in front of his peers. He does not draw attention to himself, but instead leads us in our worship. His attitude is one that many Christians would do well to imitate. Josh has also done a good job in my Advanced Chemistry class. The class is difficult and Josh is extremely focused during class. He freely participates and is alert for the entire class period. He works hard on tests and labs.”

Grayson Knight (grade 12) was nominated by Mr. Scheller. Mr. Scheller wrote, “Grayson Knight is an outstanding member of the Concert Band, Concentus Select Choir, drama productions, soccer and tennis teams. This year, he served as one of the captains of the soccer team. Grayson held a major role in the fall play, held important roles in The Little Mermaid, and is one of the leads in Into the Woods. Grayson helps willingly with stage building, concert set up, and anything else I have ever asked him to do. Grayson often comes to class with a smile and his personality shines forward in all he does.”

Tom Xu (grade 10) is an international student who was nominated by Mr. Pomerenke. Mr. Pomerenke wrote, “Tom is a dedicated worker who is always willing to lend a helping hand. Tom has a 97% in history and is a great example of what it means to be a Crusader.”

Anthony Walker (grade 9) was nominated by Mrs. Ambler, who wrote, “Tony is an outstanding student. He always does his homework and does it very well. In class I can count on his participation and having all of the right answers when I call on him. If another student is struggling, Tony will jump right in and help him or her. He currently has an A+ in Spanish I. It is a true joy and a blessing to have Tony in my class, as I am sure it is for all of his teachers here at North.”


Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Choir ConcentusThe Crusader Chorus and select choir, Concentus, were invited to sing at the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting on Dec. 14. Their performance was enjoyed by approximately 200 people in attendance at the event, which was held at Orlando’s Banquet Center. Mrs. Carolyn Rusnak directed the choirs and said the kids did a marvelous job!Abigail Spann

Also at the luncheon, Lutheran North senior Abigail Spann was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce as a “Student of the Month” for her achievements as a Crusader. We’re proud of you, Abigail!


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Ms. Renaud’s Child Development class recently planned and executed a “play date” for preschool (and younger) kids to complete an assignment. The students set up several different areas in the gym and joined the little ones in various activities. The jury is still out on who actually had the most fun!

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finalsFinals

Please note that the three days of finals, Dec. 19, 20, and 21 are different from the normal schedule. Classes begin each day at 8:00 (NOT a late start on Wednesday). It is especially important for students to be in class on time in order to have the full class period for testing.

Monday, Dec. 19 – 8:00-1:01 (Blocks 1, 2, 3)
Tuesday, Dec. 20 – 8:00-1:01 (Blocks 4, 5, 6)
Wednesday, Dec. 21 – 8:00-11:27 (Blocks 7, 8)

No lunches will be served on these days and no afterschool supervision will be provided. Thank you for arranging for your student to be able to leave at dismissal time.


office hours 2Christmas Break

The LHSN office will be open with shortened hours during Christmas Break. Hours of operation will be 9:00-1:00 on Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 27-29, and on Tuesday, Jan. 3. The office will be closed Dec. 22, 23, 26, 30, and Jan. 2.

School resumes at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Please note that this is NOT a late-start day. Jan. 4 is a maroon/gold day, meaning all eight classes will meet.


trivia nightTrivia at Atonement

Atonement Friends of Lutheran High will host their annual Trivia Night at the Lutheran Church of the Atonement, 1285 N. New Florissant Road, on Saturday, Jan. 21. Trivia starts at 7:00. Cost is $200 for a table of ten and includes beverages, snacks, and desserts. Along with 10 rounds of trivia, there will be 50/50s, raffle baskets, silent auction, prizes, games, wine pull, and loads of fun. Download a flyer here.

For reservations, contact Tracie Crow at tracie.crow@sbcglobal.net or 314-330-9011.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Dec. 19-21 – Finals (see above)
  • Dec. 21 – Faculty/Staff Appreciation Breakfast, 7 am
  • Dec. 21 – Bump, Set, Smash! Boys’ Volleyball Tournament, 12-2 pm
  • Dec. 22 thru Jan. 3 – NO SCHOOL, Christmas Break
  • Jan. 4 – School Resumes 8:00 am (M/G Day – NOT Late Start)
  • Jan. 15 – Deadline for $200 Registration Fee
  • Jan. 16 – NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
  • Jan. 21 – Crusader Mothers’ Club Meeting, 9 am
  • Jan. 21 – Trivia Night at Atonement, 7 pm (see above)
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” – luke 2:10-11 ESV

Cross Copy Weekly – Dec. 9, 2016

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We want your student(s) back next year! Please complete the re-enrollment process now to save $50 and gain the good feeling of having a necessary task finished!

From the LHSN website, log in with your username and password (sent in a letter 11/4). After completing the requested information, click “Save & Exit.” To complete registration, re-enroll and set up your payment plan in SMART TUITION and pay the registration fee through SMART. ($200 registration fee increases to $250 after Jan. 15, $300 after Mar. 15.)

Early registration helps secure your students’ place in the classes they request. Please make every effort to complete this important process in a timely manner. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!


Flipping Pancakes!

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DSC04645Once each month, LHSN seniors are treated to donuts, but today they were served delicious pancakes and sausage made by their very own teachers and administrators. The faculty members enjoyed serving the students and the kids appreciated the yummy breakfast.

Jeremy & NiaRecognized at the breakfast for displaying leadership characteristics during the past month were seniors Jeremy Perry and Nia Clavelle. Thank you, Crusaders, for “Encouraging the Heart” and “Modeling the Way” with your actions!

 


God’s Vessels

In October 2016, a gospel choir started at LHSN and adopted the name “God’s Vessels.” The choir’s mission statement is to be “instruments used by God to spread the word of Jesus to new generations through song.” Their name comes from 2 Timothy 2:21: “Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.” As a youthful group, God’s Vessels desire to be sanctified to be used by God to do His will. 

God's Vessels (1)God’s Vessels participated in leading LHSN chapel to worship on Nov. 17 with the song titled “Glorify Your Name” by Lakewood. The entire chapel congregation glorified the name of God with them to the point that students were singing it in the hallways on their way back to class. God’s Vessels will be ministering at local Lutheran churches throughout the school year and they will be having a mini concert during LHSN’s Celebration of African American History Expo in February.

The gospel choir is an extracurricular club that meets 3:30-5:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the music room. Open to anyone, the choir is currently comprised of the following students: Imani Anderson, Chris Avery (piano), DorLisa Buford, Jack Buford, Gregory Carr (drums), Natashia Davis, Asia Dunford, Joshua Gray, Faith Harvey, Kaja Horton, Alle Huntspon, Dallis Johnson, Tramond Lee, Elantra McKinney, Alexander Paul, Jeremy Perry, I’mani Pope, Camille Ricks, Kensierrah Rogers, Kaniya Sanders, Keath Smith-Bogay, Keyshaun Vandyke, Solomon Wallace (drums), and Kennedi Whitmore.

Adult leaders are Ms. Tequila Pruitt, Director, and Mrs. Sharon Thurman, Vocal Assistant. Mr. Mike Lorenz plays bass guitar. Sponsors are Ms. Michelle Marshall and Mr. Andrew Peters. Austin Betts (LHSN ’16 Alum) provides drum training.


finalsFinish Strong, Crusaders!

Why Finals are Important
If a final is given in a class, the final will account for 20% of the total semester grade. This can have a big effect on the student’s semester grade. For example…

Student A has a 75% during the semester. Student A earns a 100% on the final. What is the grade? (.75 x .80) + (1.00 x .20) = .60 + .20 = 80%. Student A went from a 75% (C) to an 80% (B).

Student B has a 95% during the semester. Student B earns a 65% on the final. What is the grade? (.95 x .80) + (.65 x .20) = .76 + .13 = 89%. Student B went from a 95% (A) to an 89% (B).

If the class does not have a final exam, an appropriate and important semester-ending project or activity will be done during finals week.

Finals Schedule
The first semester ends next Friday, Dec. 16. Please note that the three days of finals, Dec. 19, 20, and 21 are different from the normal schedule. Classes begin each day at 8:00 (NOT a late start on Wednesday). It is especially important for students to be in class on time in order to have the full class period for testing.

Three classes will meet on Monday and on Tuesday with dismissal both days at 1:01. Wednesday, with only two classes, will dismiss at 11:27. No lunches will be served those three days and no afterschool supervision will be provided. Please arrange for your student to be picked up at dismissal time.

Please Note: All fines and fees must be paid by Friday, Dec. 16 in order to take finals. Students have received written notices of anything owed and parents have received a recorded phone call. Please call the school office with any questions.


Cake Wars

The two Crusader Foods I classes put their creativity, competitive natures, and culinary skills to the test last week as students enthusiastically participated in “Cake Wars” – Crusader style. Faculty members served as judges and enjoyed seeing and tasting the variety of offerings. Mrs. Sanders was pleased with everyone’s level of enthusiasm for this assignment. All the students did a wonderful job!

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First place winners were: “Snowmen” made by Kyra Morris, Tylain King, Joshua Creighton and Alvin Rucker and “Sesame Street” cupcakes crafted by Kadar Rudd, Maya Johns, Jasmine Bibby and Jihra James.

Second place winners were: “Cookie Monster”  by Orece Robinson, Ryan Gibson, Jaylin Bartlett and Craig McGee and “Ten pounds of weight/Christmas Tree” created by Kennedy Martin, Kaitlyn Schuh, Ainsley Geiger and Kaniya Sanders.


football-all-stateAll-State

Congratulations to the three Crusader football players named to the 2016 All-State Team by the Missouri Football Coaches Association.

Pictured left to right are Ronnie Perkins (2nd Team), Donovan Marshall (1st Team), and Jordan Sommerville (3rd Team).


It’s not too late!appreciation II

Thank you to everyone who has responded to the request for donations for the Faculty/Staff Breakfast and Christmas gift. Donations are still being accepted in the main office.

This small token of appreciation is a nice way to say “thank you” to teachers. The Crusader Mothers’ Club would like for every family to participate. Donations can be cash or check payable to Lutheran North. Access the form here.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Dec. 14 – Pick up Poinsettia Orders, 3-6 pm
  • Dec. 19-21 – Finals (see above)
  • Dec. 21 – Bump, Set, Smash! Boys’ Volleyball Tournament
  • 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.

Scripture Verse

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” – MATThew 1:23 ESV