Cross Copy Weekly – Apr. 28, 2017

Spring Concerts-May 1 & 3

On Monday evening, May 1, bands from our Lutheran elementary schools will combine to play several selections in the Lutheran North gym beginning at 7:00 p.m. This concert experience is exciting for the middle school band students taught by Mrs. Rusnak and Mr. Scheller.

Also on Monday, immediately following the middle school concert, Lutheran North’s bands will showcase their talent in a variety of pieces, representing multiple styles and genres.

On Wednesday, May 3, a choral concert will feature the Crusader Chorus and Concentus, as well as the String Ensemble. Note that this concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., due to LHSN baseball games that day.

All the music performed in both concerts is taken from popular movies and shows. No admission is charged for these concerts and the public is invited. Please come, sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful music!

National Honor Society Inductees





Twenty-six students selected for the Crusader Chapter of the National Honor Society were inducted in a ceremony on April 25. The new inductees include juniors Theodore Laesch and Henry Nguyen, and sophomores Siyanbola Animashaun, Ethan Bazan, Brandon Campbell, Aaron Fackler, Ainsley Geiger, Anthony Hampton, Leah Hodges, Joshua Hopkins, Alleson Huntspon, Joseph Jolly, Secondo Kaka, Jonah Koch, Katie Laffold, Jessica Molden, Kyndall Oliver, Zachary Roeglin, Ariana Ross, Rebecca Roth, Kadar Rudd, Kaitlyn Schuh, Grace Sprivey, Isaac Stout, Jalen White, and Tom Xu.

To be eligible for membership, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. Members are evaluated by the faculty and must meet high standards of leadership, service, and character. Total membership of the Crusader NHS is now 90 students. Congratulations to these outstanding Crusaders!

Scholar Athlete

Congratulations to Lloyd Abernathy on being named LHSN’s St. Louis Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete for 2017. Besides excelling in academics with a 3.77 GPA, Lloyd played Crusader baseball for 4 years and basketball for 2 years. Additionally, he is a member of TREND, the Robotics Team, HiSTEP, and NHS.

Eagle Scout Projects

Two Crusader seniors completed Eagle Scout projects this year and greatly benefited Lutheran North in the process!

Eric Webster designed and constructed a rack to hold the whole collection of drama lights. In addition, he completely reorganized the drama closet. Serving as project supervisor, Eric enlisted the help of a few other Crusaders and, together, they made order out of chaos.

Cory Keathley
knew that the band room could use some organizing, also, so he drew up plans and built and installed a large shelving unit to hold instruments. Now the band room has “a place for everything and everything in its place” thanks to Cory!

Field Trip to Mid-America Transplant

Students in Ms. Renaud’s PE and Safety Response class took a trip to Mid-America Transplant this week. A presentation regarding the importance of organ and tissue donations impressed the kids. Then, after dressing in sterile gowns, the students were engaged in a tour of the facility.

Crusaders privileged to have this experience were Lloyd Abernathy, Ashleigh Adams, Shannon Ambler, Precious Clark, Grayson Knight, Chase Martin, and Jared Remspecher.

Thrills & Skills at Six Flags

Mr. Wittler’s physics students put their knowledge to work at Six Flags last Friday. The class had spent the prior week studying amusement park rides and the physics concepts associated with them. Then at “Physics Day at Six Flags” they collected data from various roller coasters and circular motion rides. Students wore a data collection vest on Mr. Freeze that measured all the various forces experienced on the ride. Upon leaving the ride they got a printout of those forces to be analyzed later.

This is definitely an experience that the physics classes at LHSN look forward to every year. They were glad the showers that day didn’t stop the rides and fun!

It’s Time for Caps & Gowns

Seniors will receive their graduation cap and gown (to keep!) on Thursday, May 4 at 3:00. Also at that time, each senior will be given ten admission tickets to the graduation ceremony. Ten is the maximum number available. Anyone who does not need all ten is encouraged to share with someone who could use more than ten.

Please note that all fines and fees must be paid and all athletic and music uniforms must be turned in before the graduation materials can be given out.

Summer iPads 

As in the past, the Lutheran High School Association will permit students to take their iPad home for the summer, provided the following requirements have been met:

1. Tuition & Fees are paid to date.
2. The iPad is not damaged.
3. The student has re-enrolled for the 2017-­2018 school year.
4. The registration fee for the 2017-­2018 school year has been paid.
5. The parent has set up tuition payments for the 2017-­2018 school year in     Smart Tuition.

If the student is required to turn in the iPad and they do not do that on the last day, they will be charged a $300 fee.

If the iPad is damaged, the fee to repair the iPad MUST be paid before the last day of school.

For Seniors, the following requirements must be met in order to take the iPad home:

1. Tuition & Fees payments are up to date.
2. If the iPad is damaged, the student will not get the iPad repaired unless     they request it and pay the fee.
3. If the senior has an iPad Air 16G or 32G, an additional fee for that iPad       must be paid – the fee has been communicated with the students.

A list of students who are permitted to take their iPads home will be posted on the Office window starting in May. If your student’s name is not on the list, he/she MUST turn your iPad in on the last day of school. If you have questions, contact Kathy Steinbrueck, or (314) ­833-­1090.

Deadline Next Friday!

“Saved to Serve” hours are due May 5. Students who do not turn in their form by May 5 will be assessed a penalty in the form of additional required hours. Seniors will not receive their diploma or transcript until all required hours are completed. Please contact Mr. Dixon with any questions.

Ready, Set, Glow!

As the school year winds down, stress levels can ramp up. Projects, service hours, papers, finals – yikes! Student Council aims to help students keep their cool. The annual end of the year Glow Dance is on Saturday, May 6th from 7-10 pm. For just $4, kids can party all evening under the black lights. Guest forms are available in OnCampus, and should be turned into the main office by Thursday the 4th.

Parents, encourage your students to put on their brightest neon colors and darkest shades and come light up the school one more time before we close the book on 2016-2017!

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

5K Benefit for CFNA

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

Join the fun! Run, walk and/or sponsor the event. Participate in befriending, mentoring and sharing Christ’s love with refugees from Syria and around the world. Enjoy Middle Eastern dancing and other cultural treats. Register at; call (314) 517-8513 for details. Lutheran North is a proud sponsor of this event!

Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Apr. 30 – Lutheran High Day @ Busch Stadium
  • May 1 – Spring Combined Band Concert 7:00 pm (see above)
  • May 3 – Spring Choral Concert 7:30 pm (see above)
  • May 4 – Caps & Gowns Distributed (see above)
  • May 5 – Saved to Serve Hours Due (see above)
  • May 5 – Senior Breakfast 7:15 and Senior Honors Assembly 8:10 am
  • May 6 – 5K Benefit for CFNA @ Concordia Seminary (see above)
  • May 6 – StuCo Glow Dance 7:00 pm (see above)
  • 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

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” – Philippians 4:8

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