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.

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
• 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, 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

‘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 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.


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