Passing the Baton
Every spring since 2010, LHSN has worked to promote a culture of positive leadership by taking the entire Junior class on a leadership retreat at the end of the junior year. The students all receive a “Pass the Baton” t-shirt with the year’s theme Bible verse on it. They spend the day bonding as a class, while learning about 5 character traits that will help them be effective leaders in our school: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart.
On May 16, for the first time, we had an assembly where the Class of 2017 symbolically “passed the baton” to next year‘s Senior leaders. Graduating students spoke about each characteristic, and then chose a Junior to pass it on to.
The entire Junior class was then invited down to the floor where they each received a personal letter of advice and encouragement from one of the Seniors. Afterwards, they were cheered out of the gym by the Class of 2017. The entire ceremony grew out of an idea sparked by two junior students. We hope to make it a meaningful LHSN tradition!
Jessica Hines, Morgan McKenny, and Tre’Von Williams have applied and been chosen to attend the Teen Institute in June. Teen Institute is a four-day training in substance abuse prevention and leadership. These students will then be part of the Crusader TREND (Turning Recreational Events in New Directions) leadership team.
In addition, Vanessa David, Morgan DiMercurio, and Alida Theard, having attended last year, will return and serve as Interns at this year’s Teen Institute.
USA Women’s National Basketball Team
The 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team Trials will see 137 athletes who are 16 years old or younger take part May 25-29 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
LHSN is proud to have two Crusaders, Maddie Buford and Raevyn Ferguson, selected to be part of this prestigious group!
After four days of trials, 15-18 finalists are expected to be named on May 29 and will remain in Colorado Springs for training camp. The 12-member roster for the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team will be announced prior to the team’s departure on June 4 for the competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Is Your Student Registered for ’17-’18?
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Summer School at LHSN
A new program is in place at LHSN this summer! To help students have access to enrichment opportunities or be able to get high quality credit recovery for failed courses, LHSN is now offering online summer school courses. Students will work at their own pace in a supervised environment to earn high school credit.
A variety of course options are available. Students may take up to two courses by enrolling in both the morning and afternoon sessions from June 5 to June 30. Please don’t delay! Only one week left before classes begin!
For a listing of courses, pricing, and registration information, click here.
Personal Counseling Services
Lutheran North’s social worker, Ms. Michelle Marshall, will be available throughout the summer months to assist students and families who are having everyday life challenges/struggles, as well as crisis situations. Individual or group counseling, consultation and presentations can be provided. This free service is provided by Lutheran Family and Children’s Services.
Ms. Marshall will be available for walk-ins on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1:00-3:00 and at any other time by appointment. Please keep this service in mind and do not hesitate to contact Ms. Marshall. She can be reached via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or cell phone, 314-406-6766.
New Form for Saved to Serve Program
We are now accepting Saved to Serve hours for the 2017-2018 school year. Please note that the form has changed. The updated form is now available in the office, outside room 207, in OnCampus, and on the school’s website. Completed forms should be submitted in the box outside of room 207.
Saved to Serve hours submitted on the incorrect form, on a form not completely filled out, or not placed inside the box outside room 207 will not be counted. If you have questions regarding the Saved to Serve program, please contact Mr. Dixon at email@example.com.
‘Discount Days’ for School Uniforms
Fischer’s School Uniform store will have special fitting days for Lutheran North students. During regular store hours the week of June 5-10, a 10% discount will be given on all orders paid in full. Visit www.fischersuniforms.com for pricing information. Fischer’s is at 69 Florissant Oaks Shopping Center (63031).
Or, you may shop for used uniforms at the Lutheran Resale Shop, open 10 am-3 pm Monday through Saturday at 6701 West Florissant, 314-389-9970.
SENIORS are encouraged to take their no-longer-needed uniforms to the Lutheran Resale Shop, or simply bring them to LHSN. Thank you!
From the School Nurse
All incoming NEW students, entering grades 9-12 are required to have a physical done by their doctor after Feb. 1, 2017 and submitted to the nurse by August 1. A copy of the physical form can be downloaded from the LHSN Website or obtained from the main office. If your student’s doctor prefers to use his/her office form, that will be acceptable. Please include any Health Care Plans for treatment of special health conditions such as Asthma, Food Allergies with Epi-pen, Diabetes, etc.
In addition, all incoming NEW students entering grades 9-12 are required by the Missouri state immunization law to submit a complete and up-to-date shot record to the school nurse by the first day of school. According to the Missouri state law, a student may not attend classes without proper immunization, so documentation of the shots (shot record) must be given to the school nurse by August 1, 2017. Students who have not submitted a shot record by the first day of school will not be able to attend school, according to the law.
All SENIOR students are now required by the new Missouri immunization law to have a second Meningococcal vaccine if the first vaccine was received before 16 years of age. A letter with this new requirement was mailed in spring to the parents/guardians of upcoming senior students. Call your student’s doctor now to inquire if your student needs a second booster shot and make an appointment to receive the shot now. Any incoming senior student who has not received the shot or does not submit documentation of having received the shot, will not be able to attend school on the first day of school, according to the law.
Thank you for complying with these mandated requirements!
Attn: Incoming Freshmen
The last Math Placement test is scheduled for Saturday, June 3rd, 9:00-10:30 am. All students who have not already tested must take this test for course selections to be complete. There is no charge.
Students should bring pencils. Also, students who have already taken algebra and are planning to enroll in geometry may use a calculator on their test. A practice Algebra 1 test is available here.
State Track Qualifiers
The Crusaders took 23 events to the Montgomery County Class 3 Sectional and pushed 17 into the State Meet in Jefferson City May 26-27. In the process, the Guys netted a 3rd place finish and the Ladies a 4th place finish of the 22 schools involved. Congratulations and Godspeed to the following Crusaders!
Jordyn White and Kyndall Oliver – high hurdles
Jordan White and Toni McConnell – long jump
Jordan White – triple jump
Jordan White, Leah Hodges, Camille Ricks, Jayla Pierce – 4 x 1 relay
Jasmine Bibby, Leah Hodges, Toni McConnell, Jayla Pierce – 4 x 2 relay
Marcus Smith – high hurdles
Bryce Pease – 400M
Bryce Pease and Andrew Parker – 200M
Bryce Pease, Andrew Parker, Cameron Reed, Donovan Marshall – 4 x 2
Andrew Parker, Keelin Burgess-Anderson, KeyShaun Van Dyke, Donovan Marshall – 4 x 1
Cameron Reed, Phil Irving, Andrew Parker, Bryce Pease – 4 x 4
Josh Hopkins – long jump
Josh Hopkins – triple jump
Kobe Reed-Pope – high jump
This Cross Copy Weekly newsletter will be sent occasionally over the summer. It won’t be weekly, but watch for periodic updates and information!
LHSN office hours for the summer are 9 am until 3 pm Monday through Friday.
The Lutheran High School Association office (room 103) is open 8 am to 5 pm each weekday, and that phone number is 382-6650. All tuition and financial aid questions should be directed there.
Upcoming Events & Reminders
- June 1 – Class of 2021 Retreat @ Camp Wartburg, Depart 7:15 am
- June 3 – Last Math Placement Test for Incoming Freshmen, 9:00-10:30 (See above)
- June 5-10 – Fischer’s School Uniform Discount Days (See above)
- June 5-23 – Crusader Summer Academy (Click here)
- June 5-30 – LHSN Summer School Classes (See above)
- July 17-21 – Summer Reading Camp (Click here)
- July 31 – Fall Sports Practice/Tryouts Begin
- Aug. 3 – Senior BBQ/Jump Start College Night, 5 pm
- Aug. 7 – New Student Orientation, 8 am-1:30 pm
- Aug. 9 – First Day of 2017-2018 School Year (’17-’18 School Calendar)
For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.