Cross Copy Weekly – Apr. 13, 2017

 Principal’s Posting

The days leading up to our Savior’s death were filled with many different emotions for both Jesus and those around Him. The joy and excitement of Palm Sunday, the anger directed at the money changers in the temple, the love given in the last supper, disappointment as the disciples slept in the Garden of Gethsemane, and of course the pain and suffering on the cross.

We, too, experience each of these emotions. Over the next few days, I pray that you reflect on the eternal gifts given to us in the Lord’s Supper, the sorrow of Good Friday, and the incredible joy of Easter Sunday and the resurrection. Take time to thank and praise God for His many blessings, but most especially, His gifts of forgiveness and eternal life!


Senior track athletes Andrew Parker and Bryce Pease have signed to run track at the next level. Andrew signed with Missouri Valley and Bryce with Southeast Missouri State.

Andrew and Bryce are a good portion of the nucleus of the ’17 Crusader Track Squad. Both are long sprinters who have done a terrific job in growing up on the track and in the classroom during their tenure here as Crusaders. We wish them well!

Mr. LHSN Results

The judging is finished, the votes are in, and Mr. LHSN 2017 is Eric Webster! We commend all the contestants for putting their best foot forward during the competition. Here, Olaoluwa Animashaun strikes a pose in formal wear.

Special thanks to Mr. Lorenz and Student Council for their efforts in making the pageant a fun and successful event. Lastly, thank you to everyone who came to support all the guys in their quest for the title of Mr. LHSN, and support Special Olympics as well.

April 19 –
Special Schedule

A reminder that Wednesday, April 19 is a school-wide testing day. School begins at 8:00 (NOT a late-start day) and dismissal is at 11:45 (or 1:00 if extended time needed).

 Freshmen and sophomores will be taking a full length practice ACT, and scores will be reported to students and parents.
 Juniors will take an official ACT.
 Seniors have the day off.
See the attached letter for all the details.

Leadership Retreat for Juniors

All Crusader juniors will attend the Senior Leadership Retreat on Monday, April 24, at Camp Wartburg in Waterloo, Illinois. Juniors must be at school by 7:15 am to depart for Wartburg and will return by 5:15 pm.

This is a day of fun for the students who are about to be seniors! Juniors will spend the day in the great outdoors learning, growing, team building, and challenging themselves, while focusing on the leadership characteristics of MODEL the way, INSPIRE a shared vision, ENABLE others to act, CHALLENGE the process, and ENCOURAGE the heart. Juniors will also elect their senior class officers and receive their leadership t-shirts.

Dress for the day is jeans, tennis shoes, and an LHSN uniform shirt (and jacket as needed). Students will participate in outside activities regardless of the weather and should dress appropriately.

Students should look forward to a rewarding day filled with fun, growth and bonding! Permission slips were given to students two weeks ago and should be returned as soon as possible. There is no additional charge for this opportunity.

“Let there be Light”

LHSN cannot create light (only God can do that), but we have upgraded the lighting in the cafeteria! Over spring break, LED lights were installed in the Crusader Cafe’. This project benefits LHSN in multiple ways – broken fixtures were replaced, overall lighting has been improved, and we are saving money! Not only were we privileged to take advantage of rebates through Ameren, but we will recoup our initial investment in about a year and enjoy better, more economical lighting from now on.

The plan is to continue to upgrade to LED lighting throughout the building over time. Our intent is always to maintain and improve our facilities, while being good financial stewards. This project is an example of that!

Crusader Moms, Canvas, & Cocktails

The Lutheran North Mothers’ Club is hosting an evening of painting, fellowship and fun on Friday, May 12 at 7 pm at Lutheran North. Mr. Mike Lorenz will lead us in creating our masterpiece! Cost will be $40 per person and space is limited to 25 participants. Each person should bring an appetizer to share and her own beverages. Mothers’ Club will provide wine and lemonade.

This is a popular event and seats are limited. To register, please email with your name and phone number. All registrations must be paid for in advance. Checks payable to “LN Mothers’ Club” should be sent to the school office. Questions – email Denise DiMercurio at

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

Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Apr. 13 – Faith in Action Day, 12:00 Dismissal
  • 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 (see above) 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 1 – Spring Combined Band Concert 7:00 pm
  • May 3 – Spring Choral Concert 7:30 pm
  • May 5 – Saved to Serve Hours Due
  • May 5 – Senior Breakfast 7:15 and Senior Honors Assembly 8:10 am
  • May 6 – StuCo Glow Dance 7:00 pm
  • May 10 – Baccalaureate @ Concordia Seminary 7:00 pm
  • May 12 – Crusader Moms, Canvas, & Cocktails 7:00 pm (see above)
  • May 18 – Graduation @ 1st Christian Church of Florissant 7:00 pm
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.” – John 11:25-26