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 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.

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 LHSN baseball players
• From the LHSN 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

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 (
  • 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