Cross Copy Weekly – Apr. 7, 2017

Two Chances Left to See
Into the Woods

Do yourself a favor and come to see Into the Woods in the LHSN gym tonight (Apr. 7) or tomorrow at 7 pm. The drama department has worked extremely hard on a performance that is sure to entertain and delight you!

    

Admission at the door is $5 for adults and $3 for students age 6 through 18. Children 5 and under are free. Don’t miss this production!


“Notes for Life”

Crusaders recently were given an opportunity to participate in a very unique learning experience! LHSN alum Ron Boler-Gilliard (Class of ’02) is an accomplished St. Louis producer and owner of the music company, King of Twelve Recordings. He now goes by the name Ronnie Notch and has developed an innovative music production class called “Notes for Life.”

Ronnie’s small, free class is designed for 12 to 18-year-olds and ordinarily takes place inside a Microsoft Store in the St. Louis Galleria mall. Twice a week, he meets with six high school students in the store’s theater to teach his curriculum of digital art, DJing, music production, and music entrepreneurship. He also invites guest speakers and helps students write, record and produce a song as a group.

Last fall, Ronnie came to LHSN to teach his class at his alma mater and several Crusaders participated. This past week he invited students to the Cortex, mid-America’s premier innovation hub for tech development. There, kids worked in groups with a professional to develop an original soundtrack to accompany a promotional video for a summer camp sponsored by NBA players.

Mrs. McFarland and Mr. Brackman accompanied Precious Clark, Zachary Coleman, Philip Irving, and Cory Keathley to this event. Precious and Zach’s team produced the recording that was chosen for the video! It was a fun, rewarding day for all four Crusaders.


State Honor

Congratulations to Alex Rensing on being selected an “Honorable Mention” student in the 2017 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic seniors. Each student selected must meet criteria of an “Academic Decathlon” which includes GPA, test scores, class rank, courses taken, attendance, and school involvement.


Saturday Scholars

Seniors Drew Bolstad and Elliott Munalula, along with chaperone Mrs. Donna McFarland, spent the past five Saturdays at the Washington University Saturday Scholars Academy. Having attended the Health Professions Fair in February, these Crusaders applied for acceptance and were selected to participate in this program.

Each morning the students attended a lecture on a different system of the body. Afterwards, the students went to an anatomy lab where they got hands on experience with a cadaver, concentrating on the system just covered. At the end of the lab they moved to the medical library to research a disease and prepare a presentation. On the final Saturday, parents attended a luncheon and viewed the students’ powerpoint presentations.

Drew will also be attending the Excellence in Learning weekend at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he will see what it takes to be an actual medical student.


Students of the Month

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

Keyshaun VanDyke (grade 11) was nominated by Mrs. Ambler, who wrote, “Keyshaun is a hard worker and always works to the best of his ability. I can’t remember a time that he didn’t have a smile on his face. He has a ‘can do’ attitude towards everything he does, and I am sure his other teachers appreciate it as much as I do. It has been a true joy and a blessing having him in my Spanish I and II classes these past two years.”

Hannah Russo (grade 12) was nominated by Miss Bork, who wrote, “Hannah has been an integral part of the theater program throughout her time at Lutheran North. She is not only wonderfully talented on stage, but is also always willing to pitch in and get things done off stage. From building sets to digging through thrift store racks and messy closets for costumes, Hannah has been incredibly helpful for both productions this year and throughout her high school career. That attitude of service is par for the course for Hannah.” Mrs. Dulski added, “Hannah is genuine, creative, and bright. She provides insightful responses to the literature we are reading in French 4. When she is unsure of a word or the meaning of text, she asks questions. She always shows effort in class and is ready to work, especially when we are learning a new concept. Hannah is a great student to have in class.”

Maya Johns (grade 9) was nominated by Mrs. Roth, who wrote, “Maya is a fantastic mathematics student. She is very diligent and works very hard. Her work is always done to the highest level of excellence – thorough, complete, going above and beyond as she shows work and checks her problems. During class, she is always willing to answer a question or put up homework problems. She is very focused during class and not easily distracted. In the rare instance that she is not comfortable with a concept we are covering, she is quick to ask for clarification. She does an excellent job of looking at her work with a critical eye and is often able to identify what her mistake is and how to correct it. In addition to this, her quiet leadership and positive personality make it a pleasure to have her in class.”

Raevyn Ferguson (grade 10) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Raevyn is a very strong Chemistry student. She usually has her homework completed for class and she works to make sure it is correct. She is well prepared for tests and quizzes. She participates in class by asking questions and volunteering to answer questions.” Mr. Langefeld also wrote, “Raevyn transferred into LHSN at the beginning of second semester. She made no excuses about any missing background but immediately set about to make sure she had the same background that all my other students had accumulated during first semester. She never missed a beat!”


Moms’ Club – Tomorrow

Join us Saturday, April 8, 9-10 am. Special guest speaker and LN Mom, Efevwia Isaac, will speak about the importance of breast cancer awareness. Bring your favorite morning beverage and enjoy a snack with us. All ladies are welcome!

Thank you to all who attended the Mothers’ Club Golden Paddle Quarter Auction last Friday night; it was a huge success! Mothers’ Club would like to send a special thanks to the parents who chose to serve their LN parent service hours at the event. Their gift of time and talents helped make the event even more welcoming, fun and successful. All proceeds from the Mothers’ Club Golden Paddle Auction will go toward non-budget items for LN, the students, and staff.

Coming up next. . .Please join the fun at the Mothers’ Club Annual “Crusader Moms, Cocktails & Canvass” event on Friday, May 12, open to all LN female supporters over 21 years old. More info to come in next week’s Cross Copy Weekly.


Blood Drive

The National Honor Society will host the spring Blood Drive on Monday, April 10, 9:00-2:00. Please encourage your student donor to:

 Eat a healthy meal before donating
 Hydrate – drink an extra 16 oz. of liquid before and after donating
 Remember to bring ID

Walk-ins are welcome! Family members and friends are invited to come and help save lives.


Mr. LHSN 2017

Who will it be?! Eighteen Crusader seniors will compete for the title of Mr. LHSN on Wednesday, April 12, at 7:00 pm.

This year’s candidates are as follows: Lloyd Abernathy (Mr. TREND), Olaoluwa Animashaun (Mr. FCA), Joel Brutlag (Mr. Yearbook), Devin Hart (Mr. Wrestling), Cameron Helmich (Mr. FBLA), Philip Irving (Mr. Cross Country), Chris Kelly (Mr. Art Club), Grayson Knight (Mr. Robotics), Nate McBride (Mr. Anime Club), James Myers (Mr. Chess Club), Bryce Pease (Mr. Track), Jared Remspecher (Mr. Baseball), Kyrell Roberts (Mr. Football), Dylan Sun (Mr. Racquet Club), Jake Thompson (Mr. Concentus), Eric Webster (Mr. Drama), Matt Zeuschel (Mr. Peer Minister), Aaron Zhu (Mr. Tennis).

The public is invited to the pageant and all proceeds benefit the Missouri Special Olympics. Admission is only $3. Come cheer for your favorite Crusader and support a great cause!


Canned Food Drive

In conjunction with next week’s Faith in Action Day, we are collecting non-perishable food to be donated to the Food Pantry that one of our groups will be working at. Donations can be brought in anytime Monday through Wednesday. Thank you for putting your faith in action!


Straight “A” Tickets

The St. Louis Post Dispatch ‘Newspapers in Education’ program and the St. Louis Cardinals award two free Cardinal tickets to high school students who attained a GPA of at least 3.5 for the first semester. Crusaders who qualify are listed on a poster in the main hallway and can be downloaded here. All winners’ names will appear in a special section of the Post Dispatch on Thursday, April 13.

“A” Students need to pick up their ticket voucher in the LHSN office and check www.stlcardinals.com after April 13 for game dates and redemption information. Questions should be directed to the Cardinals at 314-345-9500.


Don’t Forget!

Faith in Action Day – April 13 – 12:00 Dismissal
Good Friday – April 14 – NO SCHOOL
Easter Monday – April 17 – NO SCHOOL
ACT Testing Day – April 19 – 11:45 Dismissal (No School for Seniors)
Senior Skip Day – April 24 – No School for Seniors


Baseball is in the Air!

Be sure to get tickets for Lutheran High Day at Busch Stadium – Sunday, April 30! 

The St. Louis Cardinals will 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 LHSN baseball players
• From the LHSN 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
• Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday

Saved to Serve Hours

This week, all students received an update on their current Saved to Serve hours total. The final date to submit Saved to Serve hours is May 5. On that date, students who have not met their yearly requirement will be assessed a penalty in the form of additional required hours. As a reminder, here are the total required hours for each class (assuming no penalty hours have been accrued):

Fr. Soph. Jr. Sr. Total
Class of 2020 20 20
Class of 2019 20 20 40
Class of 2018 15 20 30 65
Class of 2017 15 15 30 30 90

Saved to Serve hours are a graduation requirement; seniors who have not completed all hours plus penalty hours will not receive their diplomas or transcripts. As a reminder, Saved to Serve forms should be submitted in the box outside of room 207. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Dixon.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Apr. 7 & 8 – Into the Woods, 7 pm (see above)
  • Apr. 8 – Mothers’ Club Meeting, 9 am
  • Apr. 10 – Blood Drive, 9:00-2:00 (see above)
  • Apr. 12 – Mr. LHSN Pageant, 7:00 pm (see above)
  • Apr. 13 – Faith in Action Day, 12:00 Dismissal (see above)
  • Apr. 14 & 17 – Easter Break, No School
  • Apr. 18 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6:00 pm
  • Apr. 19 – ACT Testing Day (See attached)
  • Apr. 22 – Prom @ DoubleTree Westport
  • Apr. 22 – “A Night for Kids” LESA Dinner Auction (www.LESAstl.org)
  • Apr. 24 – Junior Retreat and Senior Skip Day
  • Apr. 24 – LHSA Golf Scramble – Click here
  • Apr. 27 – Delegates’ Meeting @ Lutheran South, 7:00 pm
  • Apr. 30 – Lutheran High Day @ Busch Stadium (see above)
  • May 5 – Saved to Serve Hours Due (see above)
  • May 6 – 5K Benefit for CFNA – info here
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:6

Cross Copy Weekly – Mar. 31, 2017

We Are One in Christ

A special breakfast was held on March 30 at the DoubleTree Hotel-Westport to celebrate our two Lutheran High Schools and support our joint mission.

The program included various speakers who made positive comments regarding the quality education and the Christian environment that enrich all our students. Two LHSN seniors participated.
Eric Webster delivered the opening prayer and Alana Chandler gave a very uplifting, personal testimony. Alana invoked a rousing round of applause when she spoke about her acceptance to West Point Military Academy.

While guests enjoyed the catered breakfast, they were entertained by student musicians. Pictured is the combined Lutheran North and Lutheran South choir. A video of their performance is posted on facebook here!


Quarter Auction – TONIGHT!

All LHSN supporters (over 21 years old) are invited to the Golden Paddle Quarter Auction tonight – Friday, March 31, in the Crusader Cafe at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm). Admission is $10 which gives you an auction bid number, drinks and dessert for the night! Golden paddles will be available for $30. Please bring an abundance of quarters and an appetizer to share.

How the Golden Paddle Quarter Auction works:
•  You will be given a paddle with a number on it.
•  The emcee will display an auction item and tell the crowd how many quarters to place in the bucket in the center of each table to be eligible to win that item.
•  A bid 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, another bid number will be drawn 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 for $30. Purchasing a Golden Paddle makes you eligible to win EVERY item auctioned, without putting quarters in the box.

The next Mothers’ Club meeting is Saturday, April 8, 9-10 am. Special guest speaker and LN Mom, Efevwia Isaac, will speak about the importance of breast cancer awareness. Bring your morning beverage and enjoy a snack with us. All ladies are welcome!


Coming Next Week!

Join Lutheran High School North for an entertaining journey INTO THE WOODS.  Performances will be on Thursday, April 6, Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8 at 7:00 pm in the LHSN gymnasium.

Tickets are $8 for reserved priority seating, $5 for general admission adults and $3 for students age 6 through 18. Children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available from the Lutheran North main office or at the door.

Cast members include Ted Laesch (Narrator), Rebecca Bazan (Cinderella), Jack Krone (Jack), Hannah Russo (Jack’s Mother), Grayson Knight (Baker), Paige Liszewski (Wife), Gabbi Gilmore (Stepmother), Johnny Hipenbecker (Father), Imani Anderson (Stepsister), Natashia Davis (Stepsister), Lily Kate Burreson (Little Red Riding Hood), Dallis Johnson (Witch), Allison Johnston (Mother), Rebecca Roth (Grandmother), Zach Roeglin (Mysterious Man), Shannon Ambler (Rapunzel), Alexander Paul (Wolf), Eric Webster (Prince), Jake Thompson (Prince), Cory Keathley (Steward), Kaja Horton (Giant), Ainsley Geiger (Snow White), Kate Zorich (Sleeping Beauty), Chloe Liu (Cow), Morgan McKenney (Cow), Erika Kreppert (Bird), Greg Carr (Bird).


You’re Somebody’s Type!

The National Honor Society will host the spring Blood Drive on Monday, April 10, 9:00-2:00. Students and faculty can sign up during lunch periods. Parent-signed permission forms are required for 16-year-olds.

Walk-ins are welcome! Family members and friends are encouraged to come support the event and help save lives.


Mr. LHSN 2017

Who will it be?! Men of the Class of 2017 will demonstrate amazing talent, walk the red carpet in dashing attire, and display their wit in hopes of earning the title of “Mr. LHSN.” The pageant, the judging, and the fun will be in the LHSN gym on Wednesday, April 12, at 7:00 pm.

The public is invited and all proceeds benefit the Missouri Special Olympics. Admission is only $3.
Come cheer for your favorite Crusader and support a great cause!


Faith in Action Day

Thursday, April 13 will be our second semester Faith in Action Day for all Crusaders. The entire school will once again venture into the community to serve God by serving their fellowman. Attendance is required as it is counted as a regular school day. Students should be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and whatever tasks they’ll be doing.

Dismissal will be at 12:00. No cafeteria lunch will be served, but pizza slices and Gatorade will be available for purchase at $1.50 each. Please arrange for your student to leave school after Faith in Action. Check with coaches regarding afternoon practices and games.


Take Note!!

Faith in Action Day – April 13 – 12:00 Dismissal
Good Friday – April 14 – NO SCHOOL
Easter Monday – April 17 – NO SCHOOL
ACT Testing Day – April 19 – 11:45 Dismissal (No School for Seniors)
Senior Skip Day – April 24 – No School for Seniors


Got Baseball Fever?

Be sure to get tickets for Lutheran High Day at Busch Stadium – Sunday, April 30! 

The St. Louis Cardinals will 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 LHSN baseball players
• From the LHSN 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
• Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday

Fore!

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!

Each year, we honor someone who has made significant contributions to the Lutheran community. Our 2017 honoree is Paul Crisler, retired teacher and principal at LHSN and former interim principal at LHSS.

REGISTER NOW or SPONSOR THE EVENT. Click here.


5K to Benefit CFNA

Christian Friends of New Americans (CFNA)’s Third Annual 5K Run/Fun Walk Benefit is Saturday, May 6. Register 9:00 am, start 10:00 am, on Concordia Seminary campus, 801 DeMun Ave., Clayton, MO, 63105.

Join the fun! Run, walk and/or sponsor the event. Participate in befriending, mentoring and sharing Christ’s love with New Americans. Register and/or order a tee shirt online at cfna-stl.org/walk, print a form here, or call (314) 517-8513 for details. Lutheran North is proud to be a sponsor of this event!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Mar. 31 – Golden Paddle Quarter Auction, 7 pm (see above)
  • Apr. 6, 7, 8 – Into the Woods, 7 pm (see above)
  • Apr. 8 – Mothers’ Club Meeting, 9 am
  • Apr. 10 – Blood Drive, 9:00-2:00 (see above)
  • Apr. 12 – Mr. LHSN Pageant, 7:00 pm (see above)
  • Apr. 13 – Faith in Action Day, 12:00 Dismissal (see above)
  • Apr. 14 & 17 – Easter Break, No School
  • Apr. 18 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6:00 pm
  • Apr. 19 – ACT Testing Day (See attached)
  • Apr. 22 – Prom @ DoubleTree Westport
  • Apr. 22 – “A Night for Kids” LESA Dinner Auction (www.LESAstl.org)
  • Apr. 24 – Junior Retreat and Senior Skip Day
  • Apr. 24 – LHSA Golf Scramble (see above)
  • Apr. 27 – Delegates’ Meeting @ Lutheran South, 7:00 pm
  • Apr. 30 – Lutheran High Day @ Busch Stadium (see above)
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of god” – Romans 3:23

Cross Copy Weekly – Mar. 17, 2017

Principal’s Posting

Hopefully, all current parents received an email from me this past week regarding an important survey and have already completed it! If that is the case, THANK YOU!

If you have not yet had the chance to do so, please take a few minutes to give us your feedback. Your ideas and opinions are key to our success and this online survey assessment will be a vital part of the LHSA’s strategic planning process. We ask that you use the link below to complete the survey by March 31.

Thanks so much for your support in this very important and ongoing effort for excellence! Access survey here.


Into the Woods

Join Lutheran High School North for a journey INTO THE WOODS, as we present our spring musical Thursday, April 6, Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8 at 7:00pm in the LHSN gymnasium. Follow a baker and his wife as they weave their way through the fairy tales of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood. Will the characters get their wishes and live happily ever after? Or will they continue to want more? Join us before the clock strikes midnight!

Tickets are $8 for reserved priority seating, $5 for general admission adults and $3 for students age 6 through 18. Children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available from the Lutheran North main office or at the door.


Expanding Their Horizons

Leah Hodges, Victoria Chandler, and Katie Laffold recently attended the “Expanding Your Horizons in Mathematics and Science” conference at Florissant Valley Community College. They were recommended by their math and science teachers and accompanied by Mrs. Dixie Buford. The program involves hands-on workshops, career panels, and input from current students who are pursuing STEM majors. The conference is for girls, 6th through 10th grades, and is focused on increasing young women’s awareness of career opportunities for women in math and science-related fields. The girls enjoyed the experience!


Yearbook Staff at Conference

Ten members of the Crusader yearbook staff were privileged to attend the journalismSTL Spring Conference at St. Louis University on Wednesday, Mar. 15. They, along with almost 400 other area journalism students, attended a keynote presentation by Maira Garcia, Digital News Editor with the New York Times, as well as breakout sessions with local journalism professionals and advisors. Miss Kristin Bork, LHSN teacher and Yearbook Advisor, serves as Vice President of journalismSTL and helped plan and organize this conference.

Pictured (from top) are Joel Brutlag, Jack Krone, Jake Thompson, Brianna Langford, Jackson Ye, Allie Johnston, Robert Wright, Alana Chandler, Paige Liszewski, and Rachel Winkler.


Crusader in COCA Production

Alexa Halliburton is a member of COCA Dance, a pre-professional student company, and will be performing in a production of Uptown, the story of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920’s. Alexa’s major role will be in performances for the public on Friday, April 7 (7:00 pm) and Sunday, April 9 (1:00 and 5:00). The show features jazz dancing, singing, and acting. (Alexa also does ballet – as pictured here – but not in this show!)

Alexa will also perform in a special performance of Uptown at 10 am on April 7. The audience for this show will consist of 400 underserved and at-risk youth, who will enjoy seeing live theater.

For COCA and ticket information, click here.


Time Off!

Spring Break – March 20-24 – NO SCHOOL (Office open 9:00-1:00)
Faith in Action Day – April 13 – 12:00 Dismissal
Good Friday – April 14 – NO SCHOOL
Easter Monday – April 17 – NO SCHOOL
ACT Testing Day – April 19 – 11:45 Dismissal (No School for Seniors)
Senior Skip Day – April 24 – No School for Seniors


Lutheran High Day at Busch

Join us 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
• Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday

April 19 – Special Schedule!

A reminder to all families that April 19 is a school-wide testing day. School begins at 8:00 (NOT a late-start day) and dismissal is at 11:45.

Freshmen and sophomores will be taking a full length practice ACT. Seniors have the day off. Please see the attached letter for all the details.


Easter Lily Orders
Still Being Accepted

Watch for information later this month!


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.


‘A Night for Kids’

The LESA ‘A Night for Kids’ Tribute Dinner Auction will be held Saturday, April 22, from 5-10 p.m. at Orlando Gardens South. Proceeds benefit 35 Lutheran schools serving 9,000 students and 500 faculty members through Building Blocks Tuition Assistance Awards and Educational Resources.

Tickets are $65 each and include open bar, dinner, live and silent auction. Please visit www.LESAstl.org for more information or call 314-200-0797.


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.

Each year, we honor someone who has made significant contributions to the Lutheran community. Our 2017 honoree is Paul Crisler, retired teacher and principal at LHSN and former interim principal at LHSS.

REGISTER NOW or SPONSOR THE EVENT. Click here.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Mar. 20-24 – NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)
  • Mar. 28 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm
  • Mar. 30 – ‘One in Christ’ Breakfast @ DoubleTree Westport, 7:30 am
  • Mar. 30 – 6th & 7th Grade Preview Night, 7 pm
  • Mar. 31 – Golden Paddle Quarter Auction, 7 pm (see above)
  • Apr. 6, 7, 8 – Into the Woods, 7 pm (see above)
  • Apr. 8 – Mothers’ Club Meeting, 9 am
  • Apr. 10 – Blood Drive, 9:00-2:00
  • Apr. 13 – Faith in Action Day, 12:00 Dismissal
  • Apr. 14 & 17 – Easter Break, No School
  • Apr. 22 – Prom @ DoubleTree Westport
  • Apr. 24 – Junior Retreat, Senior Skip Day, LHSA Golf Scramble
  • Apr. 30 – Lutheran High Day @ Busch Stadium (see above)
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these. – Mark 12:29-31

Cross Copy Weekly – Mar. 10, 2017

Congratulations, Lady Crusaders!

The Lutheran North Girls Varsity Basketball team qualified for the State Final Four for the first time in school history! We are very proud of our Lady Crusaders on this outstanding achievement.

In the semifinal game played yesterday at the Mizzou Hearnes Center, the Lady Crusaders fell to the defending State Champions, so they will be playing for Third Place today at 4:15 in the Mizzou Arena. GO BIG NORTH!


Welcome Back

At the Senior Breakfast today, a panel of recent LHSN graduates spoke to the current seniors all about college life – transitioning, time management, challenges, studies, fun, etc. Nothing beats first-hand information from someone you know and trust! Alumni also commented on how well prepared they were for college and how much they appreciated their Lutheran North education.

Thanks to our alumni who got up bright and early to participate: Zach Moravec, Connor Burnett, Taylor Harris, LaShae Bland, Monet Davis, and Barry Dorsey.


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.

 Taylor Ewing was recognized at the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce luncheon and Justin Fantroy at the Northwest Chamber luncheon. We commend both of them on this honor.


Enrichment

Three of our LHSN   International students – Dylan Sun, Chloe Liu, and Jackson Ye – had a great visit to Washington University on Feb. 24. They observed an engineering class, toured the campus with Mr. Ray Ehrhard (Senior Researcher at WashU and a North Alum), met current students as well as researcher Su Huang and toured his solar energy lab, and met the Dean of the School of Engineering. The students had a great time and look forward to going back to shadow or volunteer in a lab.


iPad Repair & Reminders

On Thursday, March 16, we will be conducting our annual school-wide iPad check to identify damaged iPads. The damaged iPads will be collected on Friday, March 17 and sent in for repair over spring break. As a reminder, the deductible for the 1st repair is $100. The cost for any subsequent damage will be the actual cost of the repair. The iPads are the property of the Lutheran High School Association and need to be kept in good condition for optimal use and safety for the students.

As in past years, families are reminded that the following criteria must be met in order to take the iPad home for the summer:
1.  Must be current on tuition and fees
2.  Must have registered for the 2017-2018 school year, including:
   Re-enrollment form completed online
   Registration fee paid in full
   Signed up for SMART Tuition for the 17-18 school year
3.  iPad does not have any damage

We thank you for your continued support of Lutheran North!


Easter Lilies!

Easter is coming and so are Easter lilies. Help Project Graduation with their final fundraiser of the year. Your support will help make a successful and memorable lock-in for our graduating seniors.

Orders will be taken only until March 17. Delivery will be at Lutheran North between Apr. 11-13 (exact date TBD). Cost is only $12 each. Bring your order to the office along with payment, checks payable to LHSN, by Friday, March 17.

Purchase one for yourself and sell some to your friends, co-workers, or church family. It’s for a great cause! Order forms are available in the office or print here.


Important DEADLINES:

Monday, Mar. 13 – Order Angel’s Apples (Extended – print form here)
Wednesday, Mar. 15 – Registration fee of $250 (increases to $300 3/16)
Wednesday, Mar. 15 – Juniors pay $42.50 for ACT (see below)
Friday, Mar. 17 – Order Easter Lilies (see above)


Lutheran High Day at Busch

Join us 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

April 19 – Special Schedule!

A reminder to all families that April 19 is a school-wide testing day. School begins at 8:00 (NOT a late-start day) and dismissal is at 11:45.

Freshmen and sophomores will be taking a full length practice ACT. Juniors will take an official ACT and must pay $42.50 by Mar. 15. Seniors have the day off. Please see the attached letter for all the details.


Moms’ Club Tomorrow

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.


Summer Plans

Are you looking for summer activities for your kids? A new mobile app and website lists hundreds of  opportunities from college summer camps down to craft camps for little guys. Of course, Crusader Summer Academy is included! Parents can search the extensive database using a variety of preferences such as age, gender, interests, price and zip code.

To access this free resource, click here.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Mar. 10 – Girls Basketball State Playoff, 4:15 (see above)
  • Mar. 11 – Mothers’ Club Meeting, 9:00 am (see above)
  • Mar. 13 – Deadline for Angel’s Apples Orders
  • Mar. 15 – Deadline for $250 Registration Fee
  • Mar. 15 – Deadline for Juniors to Pay for ACT (see above)
  • Mar. 16 – Angel’s Apples Pickup
  • Mar. 17 – Deadline for Easter Lily Orders (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

“For God So Loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16