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.


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.

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.
• From baseball players at LHSN or LHSS
• From the LHSN or LHSS school office
• Online at (additional $1 handling charge per ticket)
• 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, 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

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