Cross Copy Weekly – Mar. 3, 2017

Save $$ by Re-enrolling Now

If you haven’t completed the re-enrollment process for next year, please do so ASAP. Your prompt cooperation will be greatly appreciated and for your benefit. The registration fee increases March 16. Pay $250 now; $300 after March 15.

The process can be completed online anytime, but if you’d like to complete the re-enrollment process here at LHSN, you may do so on Tuesday evening, March 7, from 7:00-8:30. Assistance will be provided.


Dreaming Big

As LHSN Science Department Chairman, Mr. Langefeld received an invitation to attend the preview of an IMAX movie entitled “Dream Big – Engineering Our World” at the St. Louis Science Center on Feb. 25. He asked interested students to join him and Chloe Liu (junior) was able and happy to oblige.

The movie explored the engineering of the Great Wall of China, the stunning Shanghai Tower which twists 120° as it rises 127 stories above street level, an underwater robotics challenge, earthquake tolerant buildings, and many more engineering feats.

The movie was introduced by Steve Burrows, a world renowned engineer. Mr. Burrows, with over 30 years of engineering experience, led the engineering of Apple’s planned headquarters in California, the Beijing Olympic Stadium, and the City of Manchester Stadium in the UK. After the movie, Chloe had the opportunity to have a lengthy one-on-one conversation with Mr. Burrows and obtain his autograph. She was also able to explore many engineering displays at the Science Center. Chloe left with a great deal of enthusiasm about a future in engineering!


Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Crusaders chosen to be the February “Students of the Month,” pictured left to right as follows:

Elijah Langford (Grade 9) was nominated by Ms. Ambler, who wrote, “Elijah is a very hardworking and excellent student. He is never afraid to raise his hand and ask questions if he needs clarification. Elijah will come in before or after school to get extra help. Elijah is the student that earns the highest scores on quizzes and tests out of all my Spanish I classes. He is a true joy and a blessing to have in my class, as I am sure he is to all of his teachers here at LHSN.” Mr. Schoedel added, “Elijah has emerged as a leader in his Biology class. He is engaged in class, both asking and answering questions. He’s been on top of his homework this semester and scored very well on tests. His current grade in Biology is over 100%.”

Secondo Kaka (Grade 10) was nominated by Mr. Pomerenke. “Secondo is an excellent student who enjoys engaging in thoughtful conversation about historical and current topics. Secondo is always asking a question, thinking beyond what’s in front of his face. Secondo has a great sense of humor and loves to apply comedy to whatever topic we may be talking about at the time. Secondo currently has an “A” in Honors World History and is an integral part of our class.”

Ted Laesch (Grade 11) was nominated by Mr. Dixon who wrote, “Ted was helping me send out emails for Saved to Serve hours when he had the idea of writing some code to automate the process. He came to me the next day with a program he had written to streamline the process. Since that time, I have asked him to incorporate new features, and he has been happy and excited to help. I also had Ted as a freshman and a junior in English class. He is a quiet student, but he always works hard.”

Abigail Spann (Grade 12) was nominated by Miss Bork who wrote, “Abby has been an incredible member of the yearbook staff this semester. She has taken a leadership role with the senior pages in the book and has been very proactive about gathering information, taking pictures, completing pages, and following up with her fellow students to ensure that the section is done and done well. She even keeps me on track with all the work. Thanks to Abby’s work, the section is sure to be outstanding. Abby is a great example of what it means to be a Crusader.”


One Week Left!

The deadline for ordering those marvelous Angel’s Apples is Friday, March 10. Delivery will be Thursday, March 16.

At $8 each, these apples come in a huge variety of delicious coatings and are truly outstanding as a snack, dessert, or gift! Be sure to order for yourself and share the order form with family and friends! Order forms have been distributed to all seniors, are available in the main office, and can be printed here. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation ’17.


Cardinals & Crusaders

Baseball fever is in the air! Join us for the 2017 Lutheran High Day at Busch Stadium on Sunday, April 30

The St. Louis Cardinals play the Cincinnati Reds at 1:15 pm followed by the annual game between the Lutheran North Crusaders and the Lutheran South Lancers.

TICKET COST
Tickets are $30 each and are available on a first come/first serve basis. When we sell all 1600 tickets, we raise $20,000 for our high schools.
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS
• From baseball players at LHSN or LHSS
• From the LHSN or LHSS school office
• Online at lhsastl.org/cardinals (additional $1 handling charge per ticket)
PROMOTIONS
• Kid’s Carlos Martinez Jersey
• Kid’s Ticket Voucher for 2017 Game
• Kids Run the Bases after the game
• Ice Cream Sunday

Lady Crusaders in Quarterfinal

After capturing the District Championship last Friday, the Lady Crusaders were victorious over Cardinal Ritter in the Sectional game on Wednesday. Their next opponent will be Clark County in the State Quarterfinal on Saturday, March 4. That game will be played at Warrenton High School (803 Pinckney Ave.) at 2:30 pm.
GO CRUSADERS!


Calling All Moms!

Another fun packed hour is planned for the next Mothers’ Club meeting on Saturday, March 11 at 9 am, in room 102. The guest speaker will be Grace Harvey from Farmers Insurance; her topic – “Teenage Drivers.” Also, please bring a handful of quarters to take part in a demo of the upcoming Golden Paddle Quarter Auction. As usual, there will be a breakfast treat and an attendance prize drawing. If you’re a meeting regular or if you have never attended a meeting before, we hope you can join us for some Lutheran North Mom Time!

Remember, orders are now being taken for Crusader spiritwear with the Moms’ Club logo. If interested, please print out this order form and return it to the main office or bring it to the meeting with payment. Checks should be payable to LHSN. Orders can be turned in through March with delivery by the end of April.


Golden Paddle Quarter Auction

All LHSN supporters (over 21 years old) are invited to the Golden Paddle Quarter Auction on Friday, March 31, in the Crusader Cafe at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm). To make a reservation, please send $10 per person to the school office. Golden paddles will be available for $30 the night of the event. Please bring an abundance of quarters and an appetizer to share. The Mothers’ Club will provide nonalcoholic and alcoholic drinks, desserts and fun!

There are wonderful auction items, such as (4) Cardinal tickets to Lutheran High Day at Busch Stadium! If you would like to donate an item, please email Jackie Branneky, 4tjbranneky@sbcglobal.net. All proceeds go to the LHSN Mothers’ Club to purchase non-budget items for the school, students, and staff.

How does the Golden Paddle Quarter Auction work? When you arrive the night of this fun event you will be given a paddle with a number on it. When the auction begins the emcee will show and describe a wonderful auction item. The emcee will then tell the crowd how many quarters to place in the bucket sitting in the center of each table to be eligible to win that item. A number will be drawn and called out. Whoever has that number AND placed their quarter(s) in the bucket, WINS! If the holder of the number called did NOT place quarters in the bucket for that item, they lose out and another number will be called for that item. To make sure you don’t miss out on winning any of the auction items, Golden Paddles (with numbers on them) will be available at the door the night of the event for $30. By purchasing a Golden Paddle you don’t have to place any quarters into the bucket. You will automatically WIN any item(s) drawn having your golden paddle’s number. If you have any questions or donations, please email Jackie Branneky 4tjbranneky@sbcglobal.net.


Crusader Summer Academy

Parents, are you looking for a great experience for your grade school kids this summer? Check out the Lutheran North Crusader Summer Academy! You’ll find athletics, enrichment and education camps just right for your child. For three consecutive fun-filled weeks, a variety of morning sessions and afternoon sessions are offered for kids entering grades 1 through 8 and 9th graders enrolled in LHSN.

For all the details, visit the LHSN website here.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Mar. 4 – Girls Basketball Quarterfinal @ Warrenton High School, 2:30 pm (see above)
  • Mar. 7 – Re-enrollment Night, 7:00-8:30 pm (see above)
  • Mar. 10 – Senior Breakfast, 7:15 am
  • Mar. 10 – Deadline for Angel’s Apples Orders (see above)
  • Mar. 11 – Mothers’ Club Meeting, 9:00 am (see above)
  • Mar. 20-24 – NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)
  • Mar. 28 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6:00 pm
  • Mar. 30 – ‘One in Christ’ Breakfast @ DoubleTree Westport, 7:30 am
  • Mar. 30 – 6th & 7th Grade Preview Night, 7:00 pm
  • Mar. 31 – Golden Paddle Quarter Auction, 7:00 pm (see above)
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, Oh Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. – psalm 19:14

Cross Copy Weekly – Feb. 24, 2017

Please-Please-Please!

If you haven’t completed the re-enrollment process for next year, please make that a priority! We need the information to schedule classes, provide staffing, and make plans for the year. Your prompt cooperation will be greatly appreciated and for your benefit. The registration fee increases on March 16. Pay $250 now; $300 after March 15.

The process can be completed online anytime, but if you’d like to complete the re-enrollment process here at LHSN, you may do so on Tuesday evening, March 7, from 7:00-8:30. Assistance will be provided.


Crusaders on Tour and         in Concert

Thirty members of the Concert Band and Concentus Select Choir boarded a tour bus this morning headed for Springfield, Milwaukee, Sheboygan, and Wisconsin Dells. Students will be presenting concerts and assisting in worship services, while enjoying the Concordia University Wisconsin campus and the world’s largest indoor waterpark at the Kalahari Resort.

When the tour returns on Monday, Feb. 27, Concert Band and Concentus will present their Home Tour Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the LHSN gymnasium. Come hear about the tour as well as enjoy music the students have been playing the past few months!


Girls’ Retreat

The Fourth Annual Girls’ Retreat was held last Friday, Feb. 17. The Girls’ Retreat is open to all female Crusaders and is sponsored by the Lady TREND officers. Girls participated in Fun Factor, cookie baking, yoga, and karaoke and attended two sessions, choosing from the following topics: “Addictions are Real,” “Career Choices for Women in Medicine & Medical Research,” “Hurt Pocket,” “A Woman’s Worth,” and “Teens, Social Media, & Body Image.” They had a fresh-baked-cookies and milk break and ended with the TREND officers leading a Step to the Line activity and having a senior panel. It was a very worthwhile and enjoyable evening!


Don’t Forget!

School will dismiss at 11:30 am on Thursday, Mar. 2 and Friday, Mar. 3. If you scheduled Parent-Teacher conferences, look for a yellow postcard with your appointment times to arrive in the mail. Please make every effort to keep your appointments on Thursday.


Angel’s Apples are Back!

Project Graduation will start selling those marvelous Angel’s Apples starting Monday, Feb. 27. The fundraiser will run for two weeks, with a deadline of Friday, March 10. Delivery will be before Spring Break.

Order forms will be available in the main office. Be sure to pick up several – for yourself and to share with family and friends! These apples come in a variety of delicious coatings and are truly outstanding as dessert or as gifts.


Cardinals/Crusaders

Baseball fever is in the air! Join us for the 2017 Lutheran High Day at Busch Stadium on Sunday, April 30. You can help us raise $20,000 for our schools while enjoying a doubleheader.

The St. Louis Cardinals play the Cincinnati Reds at 1:15 p.m. followed by the annual game between the Lutheran North Crusaders and the Lutheran South Lancers.

TICKET COST
Tickets are $30 each and are available on a first come/first serve basis. When we sell all 1600 tickets, we raise $20,000 for our high schools.
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS
• From baseball players at LHSN or LHSS
• From the LHSN or LHSS school office
• Online at lhsastl.org/cardinals (additional $1 handling charge per ticket)

District Basketball

The Class 3 District 6 Championship will be a special event for Crusader fans – a Lutheran North doubleheader!

The Lady Crusaders (top seed) were victorious over Northwest Academy and Trinity and will play 2nd seed North Tech for the District Championship this evening (Feb. 24) at 5:30 at Orchard Farm.

The Crusader boys (seeded 7th) defeated Duchesne and Orchard Farm to advance to the championship game. They will play Northwest Academy (top seed) for the District title today at 7:00 at Orchard Farm.

Orchard Farm High School is located at 2175 Highway V, St. Charles, MO 63301. Come and cheer both our teams on to victory. GO CRUSADERS!


Crusader Wrestlers at State

Congratulations to the varsity wrestling team for having three of its members qualify for the MSHSAA State Championship. State Qualifiers were seniors Devin Hart and Jeremy Perry and freshman Louis Culton. Special kudos to Devin Hart who became LHSN’s first 2x State Qualifier. Lutheran North is very proud of the accomplishments of these young men.


Mothers’ Club Spiritwear

Orders are now being taken for Crusader spiritwear with the Moms’ Club logo. Anyone interested in ordering should please print out this order form and return it to the main office with payment. Checks should be payable to LHSN. Orders can be turned in through March with delivery by the end of April.


LHSA Golf Scramble

Join us for the 30th Annual LHSA Golf Scramble on Monday, April 24 – a day of golf, fellowship and fun in support of Lutheran High School North and Lutheran High School South! Your participation will provide opportunities for young people to be prepared for lives dedicated to Christ as students in our schools.

2017 GOLF SCRAMBLE HONOREE
Each year, we honor one or more LHSA partners who have made significant contributions to the Lutheran community. Our 2017 honoree is Paul Crisler, retired teacher and principal at Lutheran High North and former interim principal at Lutheran South. 

REGISTER NOW or SPONSOR THE EVENT
For more information about the event, sponsorships and golf registration, click here: lhsnstl.org/golf


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Feb. 24 – District Basketball Championship Games, 5:30/7:00 (see above)
  • Feb. 24-27 – Band/Concentus Tour (see above)
  • Feb. 27 – Band/Concentus Home Tour Concert, 7 pm (see above)
  • Mar. 2 – PT Conferences by Appointment, 1-8 pm
  • Mar. 2 & 3 – Early Dismissal at 11:30 am (see above)
  • Mar. 7 – Re-enrollment Night, 7:00-8:30 pm (see above)
  • Mar. 10 – Senior Breakfast, 7:15 am
  • Mar. 10 – Deadline for Angel’s Apples Orders (see above)
  • Mar. 10 – FBLA Movie Night in the Gym, 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Mar. 11 – Mothers’ Club Meeting, 9:00 am
  • Mar. 20-24 – NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“Do to others as you would have them do to you. – Luke 6:31

Cross Copy Weekly – Feb. 17, 2017

Celebration Expo!

Join us in the LHSN gym on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 pm for the Celebration of African American History Expo.

Performing will be God’s Vessels Gospel Choir, Higher Praise Dancers, and the Girls Inc. Step Team. Representatives from the National Pan-Hellenic Council will speak, and LHSN students will put on a Fashion Show.

The event is free and open to all! Come enjoy food, fun, art, music, fashion, and more. Don’t miss it!

As part of Black History Month, this past Wednesday was “Influential African American Figure Day” at LHSN. Here’s the group who dressed out and came to be photographed. Left to right are: Grayson Knight as Jackie Robinson, Carl Walker as W.E.B. Dubois, Tony Walker as Fredrick Douglass, Ms. Suzanne Ambler as “Donna Summer” LaDonna Gaines, Alida Theard as “Erykah Badu” Erica Wright, Raven Moore as Assata Shakur, Morgan McKenney as Jackie Joyner Kersee, I’mani Pope as Madam CJ Walker, Imani Anderson as Katherine Johnson, Natasha Davis as Angela Davis, and Ms. Tequila Pruitt as Mary McLeod Bethune. If any of these influential people are unfamiliar to you, google them!


Chamber of Commerce
Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Crusaders recently selected to be “Students of the Month” because of their high achievement in academics, leadership, and extra-curricular activities.

 Eric Webster was recognized at the Northwest Chamber of Commerce luncheon and Jake Thompson at the Maryland Heights Chamber luncheon. We commend both of them on this honor.


Senior Leaders

Each month at the Senior Breakfast, some seniors are recognized for displaying the five leadership characteristics taught at the Leadership Retreat. At the February breakfast, the following seniors were recognized for various commendable actions:

Asia Dunford, Grayson Knight, Kyrell Roberts, Morgan DiMercurio, Jordan McDowell, Jayla Pierce, Matt Zeuschel, and Abigail Spann. Also recognized but not pictured were Nate McBride, Lloyd Abernathy, and Justin Fantroy. Way to go, seniors!


Crusaders on Radio Broadcast

Lutheran radio station KFUO (850 AM) has a daily broadcast called Faith ‘n Family (10-11 a.m. weekdays).   Lutheran North students were again invited to participate in a live broadcast, this time focusing on nutrition. A representative from the National Dairy Council brought samples of healthy breakfast items, which our kids tasted and then gave their opinions on.

Principal Tim Brackman chose to take seniors Chris Avery, Nia Clavelle, Becca Bazaan, and Eric Webster, who are all currently taking Foods II or III. The kids enjoyed the experience, learned about some “new” foods, and represented LHSN very well.


Crusader Hall of Honor –
Request for Nominations

Nominations are still being accepted for graduates of Lutheran High School North and Central to be considered for the Oct. 6, 2017 induction into the Crusader Hall of Honor. The nomination form can be accessed from our website here. Please print it and mail the completed form to: Crusader Hall of Honor, Lutheran High North, 5401 Lucas & Hunt Rd., St. Louis, MO 63121.

The Crusader Hall of Honor recognizes and honors achievements of graduates and of student groups/teams who have achieved significant accomplishments during or after completion of their high school years. The first class of inductees in 2015 included: James Kirchhoff (’52), Richard Beumer (’55), Jim Crane (’72), Scott Negwer (’75), Dr. Sheryl Reinisch (’76), Dr. Gary May (’81), Steve Atwater (’84), Dr. Brett Taylor (’84), Connie Teaberry (’88), and the 1981 Football Team.


Parent/Teacher Conferences

LHSN Family Bowling Night!

Sunday, Feb. 19, 7:00-10:00 pm
Crest Bowl, 650 N. New Florissant Rd.
UNLIMITED BOWLING & SHOES
Advance $10 ticket required
Tickets must be purchased in the main office – TODAY (2/17) by 3:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Project Graduation ’17


Time to Re-enroll!

Freshman, sophomore, and junior parents – We will host a Re-enrollment Night on TUESDAY, MARCH 7 from 7:00-8:30. This is an informal evening to stop by and complete your student’s re-enrollment process to secure his/her place at Lutheran North for next school year. Registration also ensures that students will get the classes they have selected. FEES WILL INCREASE TO $300 ON MARCH 16.

If you have any questions, call or email Becky Kammeier at 314-833-2942, bkammeier@lhsnstl.org.


Juniors on College Tour

Thirteen Crusaders boarded a tour bus on Sunday, Feb. 12 and headed northwest. They joined 13 other juniors from Lutheran High St. Charles and 1 from Lutheran South on the 2017 College Bus Tour. Counselors Cindy Burreson, Dixie Buford, and Will Roundey accompanied them. The 3-day trip included visits to William Jewell College, Concordia University Nebraska, Creighton University, Rockhurst University, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and University of Missouri-Columbia/Columbia College.

Tour participants were privileged to tour campuses, hear presentations, ask questions, eat in dining halls, sleep in dormitories, talk to students, and get a real feel for campus life. This valuable experience was again planned and organized by LHSN Director of Counseling, Mrs. Cindy Burreson, for the benefit of the students. Great job, Mrs. Burreson!

Crusaders who took advantage of this awesome opportunity included Tamara Booker, Tia Booker, Tyra Booker, Tim Branneky, Lily Kate Burreson, Zachary Coleman, Alexa Halliburton, Jessica Hines, Erika Kreppert, Jack Krone, Abigail Moore, Ryan Smith, and KeyShaun VanDyke.


Save the Date!

Lutheran Day at Busch Stadium will be Sunday, April 30. The Cardinals play the Cincinnati Reds at 1:15, followed by Crusaders vs. Lancers. Tickets are $30. Bring the family!

Game Day promotions include:
•  Carlos Martinez Jersey for Kids
•  Kid’s Ticket Voucher for 2017
•  Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday
•  Kids Run the Bases


Free Books!

The LHSN Media Center is reorganizing. In order to better display and make readily accessible the books most used by the student body, we are reducing our large inventory of books. The books we no longer will keep are available to anyone who wants them! The books are placed on tables in the Counseling Center hallway. Feel free to browse through them and help yourself!


Nurse’s Notes

Which is it… COLD or FLU?
A final word on influenza to assist you with any questions you may have concerning… “Is it the flu or just a cold?”
Information from cdc.gov


Mothers’ Club – Tomorrow!

The next Mothers’ Club meeting will be Saturday, Feb. 18 in room 102 at 9 a.m. Before our business meeting about fun Mothers’ Club doings, our guest speaker will be Kirk Mueller. Mr. Mueller will share a simple, personal gift that will help mothers share their faith in Christ with their children and future generations.

Feel free to bring your favorite morning beverage to enjoy during the meeting. Moms’ Club will provide a morning snack and an attendance prize drawing. Please join other LN moms for an hour of “Mom time!”


Dinner Theater at Grace Chapel

The Grace Lutheran Chapel Youth (including several LHSN students) will present “The Villain Wore a Dirty Shirt” March 10 and 11 at 6:30 pm and March 12 at noon. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for kids age 5-12.

Come enjoy a yummy dinner and a hilarious play! Grace is located at 10015 Lance Drive (corner of Hwy. 367 and Chambers).


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Feb. 17 – DEADLINE to request Parent Conferences (see above)
  • Feb. 17 – Girls’ Retreat, 6-10 pm
  • Feb. 18 – Mothers’ Club Meeting, 9 am (see above)
  • Feb. 18 – Winter Throwback Dance, 7-10:30 pm
  • Feb. 19 – LHSN Family Bowling Night, 7-10 pm (see above)
  • Feb. 20 – NO SCHOOL (Presidents’ Day)
  • Feb. 20 – District Basketball @ Orchard Farm, Girls 3:30 and Boys 6:30
  • Feb. 21 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm
  • Feb. 23 – Black History Month EXPO, 6:30 pm (see above)
  • Feb. 24 – NO SCHOOL (Professional Development)
  • Feb. 24-27 – Band/Concentus Tour
  • Feb. 27 – Band/Concentus Home Tour Concert, 7 pm
  • Mar. 2 – PT Conferences by Appointment, 1-8 pm (see above)
  • Mar. 2 & 3 – Early Dismissal at 11:30 am
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. – Ephesians 4:32

Cross Copy Weekly – Feb. 10, 2017

Principal’s Posting

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, we conducted a drug search of the campus in conjunction with the St. Louis County K-9 unit. An annual search of this type is part of our proactive crisis plan to keep our students and campus safe and drug-free. We are pleased that no drugs were found by the K-9 search.

We are aware that students face many pressures and opportunities in society today. If you are ever concerned about your student and possible drug, alcohol, or tobacco use or any other self-injuring behavior, please contact our Counseling Department (833-2982) for confidential assistance.

We thank you for trusting us with your child; we pray for all of our students’ health and safety every day.


MSHSAA Awards

Lutheran North is proud to announce that seven Crusader fall sports teams earned Scholastic Achievement Awards from the Missouri State High School Activities Association. It IS possible to balance academics and extracurricular activities!

Qualifying for “Outstanding” recognition with a collective team GPA above 3.25 were Crusader Varsity Volleyball, Boys’ Cross Country, Boys’ Soccer, and Girls’ Tennis. Receiving “Distinguished” honors with a team GPA between 3.0 and 3.24 were JV and Freshman Volleyball and Varsity Cheerleading. Way to go, Crusader athletes!


FTC Robotics at LHSN

In its first year of existence, the LHSN Robotics team is having fun and learning a lot about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)! Team members – Lloyd Abernathy (Captain), Joey Bochantin, Brandon Campbell, Alana Chandler, Asia Dunford, Tylain King, Grayson Knight, Ted Laesch, Brianna Langford, Chloe Liu, Carl Walker, and Tony Walker – are divided into various subgroups, each having different responsibilities. One group builds the robot, another works on the programming. Someone documents all work done and keeps an engineering log, and someone else is in charge of designing the team logo, flag, and t-shirt. Still another takes care of all financial accounting. All efforts are student-led, with Mr. Kersten and Mr. Langefeld as mentors. Several engineers from Boeing serve as advisors to the students. The robot must be able to perform various tasks and operate both defensively and offensively against other robots. Part of the competition is individual and part is an alliance format, with teams who complement each other working together.

As part of FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge), one of the major emphases of the robotics program is gracious professionalism. “Gracious professionals learn and compete like crazy, but treat one another with respect and kindness in the process. They avoid treating anyone like losers. No chest thumping tough talk, but no sticky-sweet platitudes either. Knowledge, competition, and empathy are comfortably blended.”1 During and between competitions, teams help each other succeed and even form alliances for part of the competition. Community service projects are also stressed and encouraged by FTC.

The Crusader Robotics team meets each Monday and Wednesday afternoon until 5:45. Members attended a Kickoff event at UMSL to learn the rules of competition, participated in a workshop at Flo. Valley, and observed a meet at Webster High School. Their first competition was canceled due to ice, but they are eager to compete in a Qualifier event tomorrow at Rockwood-Summit High School.

1“Gracious Professionalism | USFIRST.org”archive.usfirst.org. Retrieved 2015-12-14.


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Second semester teacher conferences will be Thursday, Mar. 2, 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, 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. The deadline to request conferences is Feb. 17.

After you request conferences, we will schedule your appointments. An appointment postcard giving time and room location for your conferences will be mailed to you Feb. 24. Watch for it in your mailbox!

We will have two half-days of school on Thursday, Mar. 2 and Friday, Mar. 3. 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!


LHSN Family Bowling Night!

Sunday, Feb. 19, 7:00-10:00 pm
Crest Bowl, 650 N. New Florissant Rd.
UNLIMITED BOWLING & SHOES
Advance $10 ticket required
Purchase tickets in the main office
Sponsored by Project Graduation ’17


Spirit Week Winners

                 

        

 

 

 

 

Crusaders participated whole-heartedly in Spirit Week! Pictured are those who were voted “Most Spirited” for best representing the designated theme of the day. From top left are:

Kate Zorich – “Rep St. Louis”
Ellen Cain & Morgan DiMercurio – “Dynamic Duo”
Jessica Molden – “Class by Color (Blue)”
Hannah Russo & Shannon Ambler – “Beach Day”
Adel Tagash – “Maroon & Gold”

Last week Lutheran North’s FBLA chapter decided to use some of their funds to buy over 200 lbs. of canned goods to be combined with other donations from LHSN and LHSS for the Food Pantry at Concordia Seminary. FBLA appreciates everyone who has supported their efforts this school year!

Thanks to all the parents, students, alumni, and fans who came and supported the Crusaders as part of the Hoops Classic! Check out scores and pictures here.


Happy New Year!

On Jan. 30, Lutheran North Students taking Chinese I or II went to Webster University to attend the Chinese New Year Celebration hosted by the Confucius Institute.

It is the year of the Rooster on the Lunar Calendar. Students tried delicious Chinese food, then enjoyed the first performance, Lion Dancing, followed by Tai Chi martial art by famous master, Du. They then played a trivia game about New Year. Finally, students enjoyed traditional activities such as calligraphy, making Chinese Knots, etc.

Before leaving, the group toured the university campus, seeing what college life looks like. The Crusaders learned a lot by this exposure to a Chinese New Year Celebration.


Polar Plunge

On Saturday, Feb. 4, a group of Student Council members braved the elements! Each student raised a minimum of $75 to participate in the Special Olympics Missouri annual Polar Plunge. The Scooby-Doo Gang ran head-long into the freezing waters of Lake St. Louis. We applaud Jake Thompson, Morgan DiMercurio, Rachel Winkler, Ray Pollvogt, Eric Lorenz, and Mr. Mike Lorenz for their bravery and determination to help a worthy cause.


Future Health Professionals

Eight LHSN students went to the Health Professions Fair at Washington University on Feb. 7. Andrew Ballenger, Elliott Munalula, Taylor Ewing, Rebecca Bazan, Paige Liszewski, Chloe Liu, Keelin Burgess-Anderson, and Andrew Bolstad found this event to be very informative. Participants were able to visit various medical career booths where they could speak with students studying now in a particular field, along with professionals currently employed in that field. A good number of booths had hands-on activities that allowed students to visualize a workday and handle equipment they would potentially use.


Books for the Taking

The LHSN Media Center is reorganizing! In order to better display and make readily accessible the books most used by the student body, we are reducing our large inventory of books. The books we no longer will keep are available to anyone who wants them! The books will be placed on tables in our hallway in the coming weeks. Feel free to browse through them and help yourself!


Mothers’ Club

The next Mothers’ Club meeting will be Saturday, Feb. 18 in room 102 at 9 a.m. Before our business meeting about fun Mothers’ Club doings, our guest speaker will be Kirk Mueller. Mr. Mueller will share a simple, personal gift that will help mothers share their faith in Christ with their children and future generations.

Feel free to bring your favorite morning beverage to enjoy during the meeting. Moms’ Club will provide a morning snack and an attendance prize drawing. Please join other LN moms for an hour of “Mom time!”


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Feb. 11 – Vendor Event @ Grace Chapel, 10:00-2:00 (see flyer)
  • Feb. 12-14 – College Bus Tour
  • Feb. 15-Apr. 12 (Wednesdays) – ACT Prep Class, 6-7:30 pm
  • Feb. 16 – New Student Registration, 7 pm
  • Feb. 17 – Senior Breakfast and Class of ’17 Picture, 7:15 am
  • Feb. 17 – DEADLINE to request Parent Conferences (see above)
  • Feb. 17 – Girls’ Retreat, 6-10 pm
  • Feb. 18 – Mothers’ Club Meeting, 9 am (see above)
  • Feb. 18 – Winter Throwback Dance, 7-10:30 pm
  • Feb. 19 – LHSN Family Bowling Night, 7-10 pm (see above)
  • Feb. 20 – NO SCHOOL (Presidents’ Day)
  • Feb. 21 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm
  • Feb. 23 – Black History Month EXPO, 6:30 pm
  • Feb. 24 – NO SCHOOL (Professional Development)
  • Feb. 24-27 – Band/Concentus Tour
  • Feb. 27 – Band/Concentus Home Tour Concert, 7 pm
  • Mar. 2 – PT Conferences by Appointment, 1-8 pm (see above)
  • Mar. 2 & 3 – Early Dismissal at 11:30 am
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6