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!


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.


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, 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