Cross Copy Weekly – May 26, 2017

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!


Teen Institute 

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?

If not, please do this as soon as possible! In order to plan classes and staffing for next school year, we must know how many students we will be serving. We want you to be part of the Crusader community! Click here now.


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, mmarshall@lhsnstl.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 jdixon@lhsnstl.org.


‘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


Summer News 

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.

Scripture Verse

“From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.” Psalm 113:3

Cross Copy Weekly – May 19, 2017

From the LHSA President

Dear Parents and Students,

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

The 2016-17 school year has come to a close. The class of 2017 has graduated and will be beginning a new chapter in their life. I am so proud of each one of our graduates and the numerous accomplishments they have had this year. I pray God’s richest blessings as you move forward. He will continue to be with you and provide you with countless blessings.

I want to say “Thank You” to all the parents, grandparents and families for making the sacrifice to send their children to Lutheran North. It is our distinct privilege to have been able to work with your students. I thank you for your continued support. It is our prayer, too, that we remain in touch with our alumni and parents of our alumni so that we can support each other throughout the years to come.

We congratulate our present students on the successful completion of another school year. We look forward to the 2017-2018 school year and the opportunities that await you.

I would also like to thank the faculty and staff for their dedicated service to the students and their families this school year.

Cherish the memories you have from this school year. May God richly bless you as you continue on your life’s journey!

In His service,
William Cochran, Interim President, Lutheran High School Association


Congratulations, Class of 2017! 

Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2017 were held on May 18 at First Christian Church – Florissant. Once again, hymns were sung, prayers were offered, speeches were made, names were read, and families rejoiced. Congratulations and God’s richest blessings to each and every one of this year’s seventy-one graduates.

The Valedictorian of the Class of 2017 is Matthew Zeuschel, son of David and Kathleen Zeuschel, and member of the Lutheran Church of the Atonement. Matt will pursue a degree in chemical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Philip Irving, Salutatorian, is the son of Ronnie and Keesha Irving, and is a member of Greater Leonard Missionary Baptist Church. Philip will attend Webster University and major in film production.


Christian Character Awards 

Each year Christian Character Awards are presented to seniors who exemplify the qualities of some our greatest Biblical examples. These awards are faculty selected and carry great significance at Lutheran North, as we find our unity and hope in Jesus Christ and strive to live as He desires. Descriptions of the awards and this year’s award recipients are as follows:

Samaritan: is a good servant, helpful, giving, and willing to do more than what is required and not complaining when asked to serve – Camryn Cogshell

Nehemiah: is a hard worker, sticks to the task until it is completed, and is not easily distracted – Grayson Knight

Joseph: keeps a positive attitude and optimistic outlook, trusting that God is working through the ups and downs of school life – Jacob Thompson

Isaiah: demonstrates outstanding scholastic achievements in many subjects, but especially shows a keen interest and zeal in the study of God’s Word – Alana Chandler & Matthew Zeuschel

Ruth: shows a great love and care for others and great loyalty to the betterment of the lives of others – Morgan DiMercurio & Abigail Spann

Peter: shows great commitment in understanding God’s Word – Philip Irving

Esther: accepts the role of leader, is strong and courageous and puts God first in her life – Taylor Ewing & Dallis Johnson

Daniel: trusts the Lord, uses the gift of prayer, and is a bold witness to his/her faith – Gabrielle Gilmore

Paul: shows a zeal and conscientious spirit for the work of Christ and the church, despite difficulties and challenges that may come along – Justin Fantroy

David: is a Christian example through the use of his/her gifts and talents in athletics – Lloyd Abernathy & Jayla Pierce


Summer School at LHSN

A new program will be in place at LHSN this summer as we continue to identify needs and strive to meet them. 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. For a listing of courses, pricing, and registration information, click here.


Senior Jerseys for the Class of 2018

Each year, a unique “senior jersey” is designed which juniors have the option to order. This year’s featured design is shown here. Students get to choose what name or nickname they want printed on the back. As seniors, the kids are allowed to wear their senior jersey any day at LHSN as part of the official dress code.

Orders will be placed for the Class of ’18 senior jerseys twice – on May 26 and at the end of August. Order forms were distributed to juniors last week or one is available here. We will only have sample sizes in the counseling center until May 26, so all juniors should try on the jersey samples NOW, regardless of when they intend to place an order.

Only orders paid in full by May 26 will be available for pick up at the Senior BBQ on August 3rd. Orders are due in the office by 2:00 p.m. on May 26


Mandatory Summer Reading

Reading is an important part of everyone’s education, and we hope that it becomes an integral part of our students’ lifelong learning process. To that end, LHSN requires all students to read over the summer. Freshmen and sophomores must read the two books on their respective list; juniors and seniors may choose books from their lists. Students will be tested on their required books the first day of class. Be sure to encourage your student to start early in order to complete his/her reading before school begins on August 9. Details and lists are available in OnCampus and can be downloaded from the LHSN website here.

Reading Camp: Incoming freshmen and sophomores have the opportunity to attend Summer Reading Camp at LHSN July 17-21. Participation is optional and the fee is $60 ($70 after July 1) for the five half-day sessions. Students will fulfill their summer reading requirement (books provided) during camp, and will be exempt from the test on the first day of school. Click here for information and registration form.


Opportunity for Service Hours

“Congregations in Service,” a group of North County churches, will be participating in a “pack” event for Feed My Starving Children – a phenomenal organization that packs shelf-stable, healthy meals and distributes them around the world.

The packing will take place on July 15 at Lutheran Church of the Atonement in Florissant. Hundreds of volunteers are needed and must register in advance. Registration opens on June 1 and can be done here. If you have questions, please contact Unity Lutheran Church at 314-382-4241.


‘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!


School’s Out…

… but the LHSN office remains open. Summer office hours will be Monday through Friday, 9 am until 3 pm. Anyone wishing to pick up an iPad, after completing all the requirements, should call before coming in (389-3100). Pickups will only be available on certain days to be announced.

If you have any questions about meeting the requirements, or have questions regarding tuition or financial aid, please call Molly Maher in the LHSA business office, 833-2904. That office remains open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.


Tomorrow!

The last Mothers’ Club meeting for the school year is Saturday, May 20th, 9-10 am. At this meeting we will have a devotion, morning snack, business meeting/elections, an attendance prize and plenty of fellowship to carry us into the summer! Hope you can make it!


On to Sectionals!  

At the District Track Meet last Saturday, the Crusader guys qualified 15 events for Sectionals, and the Lady Thinclads qualified 8. Strong showings in the field events helped catapault the boys to a second-in-a-row District runner up. Both squads competed well, with some athletes logging season-best times. The Sectional Meet will be at Montgomery City this Saturday. The first 4 of each set of 8 move on to the State Meet in Jefferson City on May 26-27.

The girls’ Soccer team won their District Championship, defeating McCluer South-Berkeley by a score of 3-1 on Tuesday. Ray Pollvogt scored twice and Keeley Klotzer added a goal. The sectional game will be played at Lutheran North this Saturday (5/20) at noon.

The Crusader Baseball team captured a District title with a 5-2 win over Trinity on Tuesday. The game featured a strong pitching performance by Aaron Fackler and a Devin Ruffin grand slam. The sectional will be hosted by LHSN on Monday (5/22) at 4:00.

GO, CRUSADERS!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • May 20 – Crusader Mothers’ Club Meeting 9:00 am
  • June 1 – Class of 2021 Retreat @ Camp Wartburg
  • June 5-10 – Fischer’s School Uniform Discount Days
  • June 5-23 – Crusader Summer Academy (Click here)
  • June 5-30 – LHSN Summer School Classes (See above)
  • July 17-21 – Summer Reading Camp (See above)
  • 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.

Scripture Theme for the Past Year

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” Galatians 2:20

Cross Copy Weekly – May 12, 2017

Dr. Runge Accepts Call

The President Search Committee of the LHSA Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Dr. Alan Runge has accepted the Call to be the next President of the Lutheran High School Association of St. Louis.

Dr. Runge is currently the Head of School at Hong Kong International School, a globally renowned PreK-12 school owned by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and which serves 2600 students and their families. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice President and Provost at Concordia University, Texas.

In these roles, Dr. Runge has overseen all elements of student, academic and athletic operations, including strategic planning, development, enrollment management, budgetary and operational oversight and hiring and personnel decisions. The Board noted his passion for Lutheran Christian education and his keen focus on quality, along with his excellent grip on finances, his passion for alumni engagement and an overall commitment to doing that which is necessary to grow our schools.

Dr. Runge will leave Hong Kong in late June and will join LHSA in early July.  Please keep him and his family in your prayers as they look forward to joining us in ministry in St. Louis.

We thank God for His wisdom in providing us with new leadership for our schools as we continue to nurture Christian hearts and build strong minds.

Read more about Dr. Runge here.


Summer Work Program 

Parents, Lutheran North will be instituting a Summer Work Program this year for a limited number of interested students. Each student will be able to work off part of his/her tuition bill by working five days per week from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The pay of $8.25 per hour will be applied directly to tuition, without deductions.

The tentative work schedule is June 5 through July 28. Students may be awarded a 2-week, 4-week, or 8-week work detail. Students working the full time could be credited up to $2,000 toward his/her tuition. Awards are made based on several factors, including financial need. We ask that each family requesting summer work fill out this form and return it to the office, as well as complete the online SMART Aid application. Please note the immediate deadline of Monday, May 15.


Congratulations! 

Matthew Zeuschel received a Scholarship awarded by the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce.

Cameron Kirk was recognized as a Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month last week.


On His Way to a Business Career

Last year Jake Thompson was nominated by Mr. Endorf to serve on the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank’s Student Advisory Board. Over the course of the past school year, Jake has been meeting with other student board members once a month at the bank downtown as he fulfilled his role. On Tuesday, Jake was recognized at a special dinner for board members and their families.

Jake has been offered a paid internship at the Federal Reserve Bank working in the archives division this summer. He’ll begin working May 26. Congrats to Jake on his business related accomplishments and God’s blessings on his future endeavors.


Honors Assembly & Baccalaureate

One of the treasured traditions at Lutheran High School North is the annual Senior Honor Assembly. This year’s assembly, held last Friday morning, provided a chance for our seniors and their families to look back on and celebrate their years at LHSN. The keynote speaker was Mr. Mike Grupe, former teacher at LHSN. His remarks encouraged seniors to “do well” in their studies and “do good” for the world, making a positive impact. Special awards and recognitions were presented to deserving seniors. Presentations of Class Memories and the Senior Video were added highlights.

What sets Lutheran High School North apart from other schools, however, were the hymns, prayers, and presentation of the Class Banner depicting the Class Scripture Verse, John 15:12-13: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”

The Baccalaureate service for the graduates of Lutheran North and Lutheran South was held this past Wednesday at Concordia Seminary in the Chapel of Saint Timothy and Saint Titus. What a fitting way to conclude one’s high school years, worshiping our gracious God and Savior. The prayers spoken on our graduates’ behalf implored God’s guidance and blessings on them and their future endeavors.


Mandatory Summer Reading

Reading is an important part of everyone’s education, and we hope that it becomes an integral part of our students’ lifelong learning process. To that end, LHSN requires all students to read over the summer. Freshmen and sophomores must read the two books on their respective list; juniors and seniors may choose books from their lists. Students will be tested on their required books the first day of class. Be sure to encourage your student to start early in order to complete his/her reading before school begins on August 9. Details and lists are available in OnCampus and can be downloaded from the LHSN website here.

Reading Camp: Incoming freshmen and sophomores have the opportunity to attend Summer Reading Camp at LHSN July 17-21. Participation is optional and the fee is $60 ($70 after July 1) for the five half-day sessions. Students will fulfill their summer reading requirement (books provided) during camp, and will be exempt from the test on the first day of school. Click here for information and registration form.


Summer School at LHSN

A new program will be in place at LHSN this summer as we continue to identify needs and strive to meet them. 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. For a listing of courses, pricing, and registration information, click here.


Finals Schedule

Please note the early dismissal times for the last three days of the school year, May 16-18, and arrange transportation accordingly. Classes begin each day at 8:00 (NOT a late start on Wednesday). It is especially important for students to be in class on time for testing.

Tuesday, May 16 – 8:00-1:01 (Blocks 1, 2, 3)
Wednesday, May 17 – 8:00-1:01 (Blocks 4, 5, 6)
Thursday, May 18 – 8:00-11:27 (Blocks 7, 8)

Seniors have graduation rehearsal at First Christian Church of Florissant beginning at 12:00 on Thursday.

The cafeteria will not be open for lunch during finals and there will be no after-school supervision. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation.


Cupcake Wars

   Students in Mrs. Sanders’ Foods class recently got to use their creativity and culinary skills in a friendly competition. The winner of the Spring 2017 Cupcake Wars was “Minnie Me,” designed, baked and decorated by Sanai Williams, Tristyn Stewart, Kaylyn Seldon and Aliyah Perkins. Second place went to the “Class of 2017” by Chris Avery, Jayla Pierce, Fred Davis and Jess Ochoa. The kids were very enthusiastic and did a great job – Mrs. Sanders is proud of them all!


Calling All Moms

The last Mothers’ Club meeting for the school year is Saturday, May 20th, 9-10am. At this meeting we will have a devotion, morning snack, business meeting/elections, an attendance prize and plenty of fellowship to carry us into the summer! Hope you can make it!

PLEASE NOTE!  The painting party, originally scheduled for May 12, has been postponed due to the busy weekend. Watch for publication of the rescheduled date!


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 does not do that on the last day, he/she 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 is posted on the office window. If your student’s name is NOT on the list, he/she MUST turn in the iPad on the last day of school. If you have questions, contact Kathy Steinbrueck, ksteinbrueck@lhsastl.org or (314) ­833-­1090.


Tennis Team Success 

This past week the boys’ tennis team competed in District play and earned 2nd Place. This is quite an accomplishment since this is the first time in school history that the Crusader boys’ tennis team has earned a District plaque. Congrats to team members: Aaron Zhu, Eric Webster, Cory Keathley, Grayson Knight, Spencer Harvey, Jake Thompson, Tyler and Joey Bochantin, Jonah Koch, Trevor Ambler, and Zach Roeglin.

During the individual portion of Districts, Aaron Zhu placed 3rd in singles play and the dynamic duo of Eric Webster and Cory Keathley also placed 3rd in doubles action. Coach Endorf says, “Thanks for a great season and making school history!”


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • May 15 – Deadline to Apply for Summer Work Program (See above)
  • May 16-18 – Finals & Early Dismissal (See above)
  • May 18 – Graduation @ 1st Christian Church of Florissant 7:00 pm
  • May 18 – Project Graduation @ Edward Jones YMCA 10:30 pm-5:30 am (Permission Forms Needed!)
  • May 20 – Crusader Mothers’ Club Meeting 9:00 am
  • June 5-23 – Crusader Summer Academy (Click here)
  • June 5-30 – LHSN Summer School Classes (See above)
  • July 17-21 – Summer Reading Camp (See above)
  • Aug. 9 – First Day of 2017-2018 School Year
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse Chosen by Class of 2017

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:12-13

Cross Copy Weekly – May 5, 2017

Crusaders at Busch Today

The Lutheran North vs. Lutheran South baseball game at Busch Stadium, originally to be played last Sunday, has been rescheduled for TODAY, Friday, May 5, at 3:30 pm. We will play a complete varsity game, then have the remaining time of the 2.5 hour time limit for JV innings.

Fans are encouraged to attend! You can enter Gate 2 and do not have to pay admission or have a ticket. Come enjoy the sunshine, sit next to the field, and cheer for the Crusaders!

Thank you to everyone who purchased Cardinal tickets for the April 30 game. Your support of our high schools is greatly appreciated!


A Day of Giving

As college-prep high schools in St. Louis, Lutheran North and Lutheran South are on a mission in our community every day, preparing young leaders for Christ. Now is your chance to support our city by supporting our schools!

Once again, the Lutheran High School Association is participating in Give STL Day on Thursday, May 11. Your gift of $10 or more to Lutheran North will help us reach our goal as we prepare Crusaders as leaders for Christ.

Give STL Day is a big, bold opportunity for us and for our community. A partnership between the St. Louis Community Foundation and nonprofits from across the area, Give STL Day is an online day of giving where nonprofits like ours will be reaching out to our donors – and looking for new ones – as we educate them about our mission and raise funds.

Help us make Give STL Day a success by following these 3 simple steps:

  1. Mark your calendar for May 11, 2017.
  2. Go to the Give STL Lutheran North giving page.
  3. Please make a donation before or on Thursday, May 11, to contribute to our Give STL total.

Take 10 and Share 10! Take 10 seconds and share the giving link with 10 of your friends! Thank you!


KMOX/SEMO Award 

Paige Liszewski, LHSN class of 2018, was recently honored at the KMOX/Southeast Missouri State University Student of Achievement Program Awards Luncheon. She was one of only thirty outstanding students from throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area to be recognized for outstanding achievement in academics, athletics, the arts, community service, and leadership. With this recognition comes a $12,000 scholarship should Paige decide to attend SEMO.


ChemBowl

LHSN took six first year Chemistry students to the Third Annual St. Louis Area ChemBowl held at Kirkwood High School on Saturday, April 29. We faced competition from other teams representing Kirkwood, John Burroughs, Clayton, and Westminster. Each round of competition involved three teams of four students answering toss up questions to earn the right to answer bonus questions.

The Crusaders lost to the three teams who competed in the finals, but we are very proud of our students. They competed well, enjoyed the day, and have some nice memories to cherish. Team members are pictured left to right: Henry Nguyen, Jessica Molden, Jonah Koch, Ainsley Geiger, Katie Laffold, and Aaron Fackler.


MSHSAA Music Awards

On Friday, March 3, students competed at the MSHSAA District Solo & Small Ensemble Music Festival at Parkway Central High School. Earning an Honor 3 or good rating were Justin Fantroy (12) – flute solo, Alexander Paul (9) – alto saxophone solo, and Lloyd Abernathy (12) and Vanessa David (12) – string duet. Receiving an Honor 2 or excellent rating were Anthony Walker (9) – flute solo, Carl Walker (9) – clarinet solo, Ted Laesch (11) – trumpet solo, and Lily Kate Burreson (11) – vocal solo who was accompanied by Allie Johnston (11). Earning an Honor 1 or outstanding rating was Rebecca Roth (10) – piano solo.

Rebecca qualified to compete at the MSHSAA State Solo & Small Ensemble Festival on April 29 on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus, where she earned an excellent rating. Congratulations to all these students on their hard work and dedication to music performance! Soli Deo Gloria!


Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Crusaders chosen as the April “Students of the Month,” pictured left to right as follows:

Taylor Ross (grade 9) was nominated by Mr. Schoedel, who wrote, “Taylor is an exceptional biology student. She sets an example for her peers by consistently coming to class prepared. She turns in high-quality work and is one of only a handful of biology students with ZERO missing or late assignments on the year. It is a joy to have Taylor in the classroom. She is enthusiastic and engaged. She is not afraid to ask questions when she doesn’t understand something. Taylor has especially excelled in this last month. As many students are already looking toward summer, she is focused and performing at her highest level yet.”

Cora Wallace (grade 11) was nominated by two teachers. Miss Renaud wrote, “Cora is a tremendous addition to any class here at North. I have had the pleasure of teaching her now for two years. She always brings a positive attitude to class and is constantly encouraging her classmates. Cora is also in my small group. She is quick to participate and answer any questions, showcasing her Christian character. She is always willing to help with anything that needs to be done and often does so without being asked.” Mrs. Tiefenbruck added, “Cora is in my Spanish 3 ACC class, and like others in class, has worked very hard throughout the year. What singles Cora out from her peers is her tenacity and her work ethic. She comes in after school for help and/or review each time our class meets and never complains about the work load. In class, Cora always has an upbeat attitude, rarely complaining about the class expectations or who she’s partnered with for an activity. She’s always willing to help another student or add clarification if someone doesn’t understand.”

Amaya Earls (grade 10) was nominated by Miss Bork, who wrote, “I was very impressed by Amaya’s work during our research paper unit. She was very diligent in her work throughout the unit and it showed in her finished product. Working through the process is the key to success in research, and Amaya’s work during the unit was a great example of that. I am proud of the work she accomplished.”

Kyra Morris (grade 12) was nominated by Mr. Dixon, who wrote, “Kyra is an outstanding student in Media, Technology, and Literature. She is always on top of her readings, and is a genuine and passionate participant in online and class discussion. She has the ability to see a text from multiple points of view, and she is quite skillful in articulating her observations in her journals, essays, and in our Socratic seminars. Kyra is helpful and friendly to her classmates as well, as she not only helps others when they ask – she looks for opportunities to assist others. Finally, Kyra served admirably as president of the Speech & Debate team this year, keeping practices organized and communicating important information to the team. Although she has only been with us for two years, through her academic focus and Christian service, Kyra exemplifies what it means to be a Crusader.”


Mothers’ Club

The last Mothers’ Club meeting for the school year is Saturday, May 20th, 9-10am. At this meeting we will have a devotion, morning snack, business meeting/elections, an attendance prize and plenty of fellowship to carry us into the summer! Hope you can make it!

PLEASE NOTE!  The painting party, originally scheduled for May 12, has been postponed due to the busy weekend. Watch for publication of the rescheduled date!


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 does not do that on the last day, he/she 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 is posted on the office window. If your student’s name is NOT on the list, he/she MUST turn in the iPad on the last day of school. If you have questions, contact Kathy Steinbrueck, ksteinbrueck@lhsastl.org or (314) ­833-­1090.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • May 5 – Crusaders vs. Lancers at Busch Stadium 3:30 pm
  • May 6 – StuCo Glow Dance 7:00 pm
  • May 10 – Class Ring Orders taken during lunches and 4-6 pm
  • May 10 – Baccalaureate @ Concordia Seminary 7:00 pm
  • May 11 – Project Graduation Meeting 6:00 pm
  • May 16-18 – Finals & Early Dismissal (1:00 Tues. & Wed., 11:30 Thurs.)
  • May 18 – Graduation @ 1st Christian Church of Florissant 7:00 pm
  • May 18 – Project Graduation @ Edward Jones YMCA 10:30 pm-5:30 am
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“..let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross..” – Hebrews 12:1-2