Cross Copy Weekly – Sept. 29, 2017

A New “Baby” at LHSN

Lutheran North recently was able to use donated funds to acquire a baby grand piano! Mrs. Rusnak has been on the lookout for one for quite some time and happened upon this beauty at an estate sale over the summer. She had our expert piano tuner, Mr. Ken Gerler, check it over completely and he gave it an excellent score. The owner was eager to have Lutheran North purchase her piano and a reasonable price was agreed upon.

Mrs. Rusnak, Mrs. Pierson, and our talented Crusader musicians will make good use of this beautiful piano. It can be rolled to the gym for chapel services (pictured) and concerts, and is kept in the music room for classes and rehearsals.

We continue to be proud of our LHSN music department. The instructors and students work very hard and the results are truly outstanding. If you have never been to a concert at Lutheran North, we highly recommend you do so. Mark your calendar for the Christmas Concert on Dec. 2!


Fun 4 Purpose Presents Scholarships

On Saturday, Sept. 16th, Kingdom State University Church (KSU) held its 2nd annual Fun 4 Purpose  Community Carnival. The event was highlighted with the presentation of two scholarships to Lutheran North seniors. Students were encouraged to enter an essay competition in which they were asked to write about the importance of understanding purpose.

KSU was pleased to award $500 scholarships to the winning contestants, Jessica Hines and Alida Theard. Congratulations, ladies!


Crusader Homecoming 2017

Lutheran North will celebrate Homecoming next week with a variety of special activities. Please encourage your student to participate in Spirit Week and plan to attend the Thursday night Pep Rally and the Friday night Football Game!

Monday: Emoji Day
Tuesday: Animal Print Day
Wednesday: Career Day
Thursday: Hippie Day
Friday: Maroon & Gold Day

Thursday, Oct. 5 – Varsity Volleyball vs. Crossroads at 4:30. The Coronation Pep Rally will begin at 5:30 out in the stadium with concessions available. All fall sports teams will be recognized and the Homecoming Court introduced and crowned.  The Varsity Soccer game vs. Orchard Farm will immediately follow the Pep Rally under the lights!

Friday, Oct. 6 – School day (for LHSN students) Pep Rally 2:30-3:00 in the stadium. JV Soccer vs. U. City at 4:00. Varsity Football vs. Mater Dei begins at 7:00. Halftime festivities will include introduction of the new Crusader Hall of Honor members and recognition of the Homecoming Court.

Saturday, Oct. 7 – Homecoming Dance, “Safari Sunset,” 7:00-10:30. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Parents can pay for tickets through the Smart Shopping Cart system. Students bringing a guest from another school must download a guest permission form from OnCampus (Students/Topics), and submit it to the office by Wednesday, Oct. 4.


Hurricane Relief 

Thank you, football fans, for your generous support of our Lutheran High Schools in Houston! 

For last Friday’s football game against Lutheran South, we decided to accept donations for hurricane relief efforts in Houston rather than charge admission to the game. With those donations, as well as donations at the concession stand, $935.26 was collected.

Lutheran North’s first quarter chapel collections will also go to the Lutheran High Schools in Houston.


for Parent/Teacher Conferences

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Counselors’ Corner

ACT Prep Course
The ACT Prep Course will be offered Wednesday evenings, Jan. 3-Feb. 21, 2018. Students will be assigned to a section based on ACT scores (either the practice test or an official score). See the attached flyer for details and to register. THE COURSE IS NOW OPEN TO ANY STUDENT.

Paying for College-FAFSA/FSA ID
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) becomes available on Sunday, Oct. 1. This is the required form for receiving any federal or state need-based aid for paying for college. Please make sure you have a Federal Student Aid ID. To get this, go to FSAID.ed.gov. You will need this ID to electronically sign your FAFSA.

To be prepared to complete the FAFSA online, use the worksheet linked here. Then, complete the FAFSA at FAFSA.ed.gov. It is free and has an option to use an IRS data retrieval tool. This tool had some issues last year but has been improved to be secure and safe. It is highly recommended to use the tool to import some of your data directly from your tax return (if you filed electronically).

Need-based financial aid is based on the FAFSA and a family’s (parents and student) ability to pay, not the willingness to pay.

9th-11th Graders and Parents
Want to see what you may be expected to pay for college even though you can’t yet complete the official FAFSA? Pull a copy of your most recent tax return and go to this website for the FAFSA4caster: studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/estimate. Don’t wait to plan for the financial impact of college. All colleges have a net price calculator on their sites which can help you estimate your costs. Many of those will ask for the results of the FAFSA4caster.

A+ Means Two Years of Free College Tuition!
Lutheran North is now an A+ school. To have the option of these funds, please complete the A+ Agreement form which students are bringing home this week along with the A+ Student Manual. We encourage ALL families and students to sign up and meet requirements in order to have this as an option. Completing the form does not obligate a student to use the funds, but failing to complete them will deny a student the funds. All the A+ information is also available to students and parents in OnCampus in the Bulletin Board of the group LHSN Parents. A quick overview of the A+ program can be viewed here.

Junior Parents
Mark your calendar for the Junior Parent College Night scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Sophomore Parents
Your students were recently introduced to the Naviance program which we use for college planning. Ask your students about the results of their personality inventory. Ask them to show you about the college search options. It’s a fun way to start talking about the future!

All parents
GRADES matter! Whether applying for college or a scholarship or hoping to play sports in college, GRADES are a critical factor! Admissions, many scholarships, and sports eligibility require minimum standards be met. Don’t delay in encouraging students to do their best, to see teachers for help, and to set aside quiet, device-free, time for homework. Please monitor grades in OnCampus. Contact the office if you don’t know how to access your child’s grades.


Under the Big Top!

Come one, come all to the greatest auction on earth! This year’s auction theme, “Under the Big Top,” is sure to entertain with jugglers, stilt walkers, fire breathers and more! Enjoy a cotton candy cocktail, bid on some great items, and stay for the after-party with live music and dancing. There is something for everyone!

The Lutheran High School Association Dinner Auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, at the DoubleTree Westport.

Want to help? We need people to set up, decorate, and work the silent auction booths. Do you own a business? We would love for you to advertise or donate items. We can always use tickets to sporting events or other entertainment venues, gift certificates, and services. Look for donation, advertising, and sponsorship forms in the mail soon or download them here. Donations can be dropped off anytime at the LHSA office.

Invitations to the auction will be mailed the first week of October. RSVP to be a table sponsor and receive preferred seating and special, after-dinner drinks. Most importantly, please come! The dinner auction supports tuition assistance, campus improvements, and other items. It also is a great opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate our schools!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Sept. 29 – Deadline for Parent Teacher Conference Sign-up (see above)
  • Oct. 2-7 – Homecoming Week (see above)
  • Oct. 7 – “Safari Sunset” Homecoming Dance (see above)
  • Oct. 9 – No School (Professional Development)
  • Oct. 10 – TJ’s Order Pickup, 3-6 pm
  • Oct. 12 – Early Dismissal, 11:30 am and
    Parent Teacher Conferences by Appointment, 1-8 pm
  • Oct. 13 – Early Dismissal, 11:30 am
  • Oct. 17 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm
  • Oct. 19 – LHSA Delegates Meeting @ LHSN, 7 pm
  • Oct. 20 – Faith in Action Day, 12:00 Dismissal
  • Oct. 21 – Mothers’ Club Meeting, 9 am 
  • Oct. 24 – Flu Shots, 1-4 pm
  • Oct. 26-28 – Fall Play “Strange Boarders” 7 pm

    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Heb. 13:5

Cross Copy Weekly – Sept. 22, 2017

Athletes in Action

Five Lutheran High School North basketball players traveled to China in July to lead basketball camps, play games against Chinese teams, and learn through cultural exchange.

The program, titled Pioneers Association of Sports and Scholars (PASS), was created by junior Tom Xu. Tom, who is from ShenZhen, China, had been exploring ways that he could connect his American classmates with people in his family’s hometown of Shantou, China and decided that basketball was the answer. “The goal of PASS is to create a cultural bridge between diverse cultures through the interaction of people from many different walks of life—just like Lutheran North,” says Tom.

Tom was joined by Max Ahuja, Jalen White, Marcus Smith, and Jordyn White, (pictured above left to right) and led by Ali Thomas, the LHSA International Program Director. Over the course of seven days, the students taught basketball clinics and camps, played against local teams, were interviewed by local news stations, tried local foods, and experienced daily life in rural China. The group is already exploring opportunities to grow the program next summer.

This week Thursday, the group explained their experience to the Crusader community and presented this banner, which says “Pioneers Association of Sports and Scholars” to be displayed at Lutheran North. We commend you, students, for all your efforts!


Way to Go, Crusaders!

Lutheran North students do not all “take the summer off.” Many Crusaders applied for and were accepted into academic or leadership programs, enrolled in summer enrichment classes, attended prestigious sports camps, or volunteered their services.

We congratulate them for being eager to learn and expand their horizons! For a listing of students who reported their summer activities to Mrs. McFarland in the Counseling Center, click here.


A Crusader Climbs

Senior Chase Martin is currently dual-enrolled at LHSN and North Technical High School in order to pursue a career as a paramedic/firefighter.

Attending North Tech each afternoon, Chase is in their EMT program. Textbooks, hands-on activities, and lectures all focus on the skills and knowledge necessary to become an Emergency Medical Technician.

Chase recently participated in a Stair Climb fundraiser for families of 09-11 fallen firefighters. He climbed 110 floors (22 up, elevator down repeated 5 times) in full gear weighing 65 pounds. Well done, Chase!


Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students (pictured left to right) for leading by example and being named “Students of the Month” for September.

Alexa Halliburton (grade 12) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Alexa is a member of my ACC Advanced Chemistry class and has an average of 99%. She has done well on each lab and has high scores on both of the tests. Alexa sees me outside of class to clarify any questions she has on topics and techniques that we are learning. Students in the ACC Advanced Chemistry class are given a set of assessment questions from St. Louis University. These questions cover material taught during the sophomore Chemistry class as well as materials being covered in the Advanced Chemistry class. Alexa holds the distinction of getting every single question correct so far this semester. No other student can match that.”

Jonah Koch (grade 11) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Jonah is a member of my ACC Advanced Chemistry class and has an average of 101%. He has done well on each lab and has earned extra credit points on both of the tests. Jonah shows a very solid understanding of the concepts that we are covering in class. He offers insights as we discuss homework that sometimes enlighten the entire class. Jonah is also the co-leader of my Small Group and has done a fine job of leading devotions when it is his turn. Jonah is motivated, dedicated, talented, and trustworthy. He is friendly, courteous, and reliable. I enjoy having him in my class.”

Jihra James (grade 10) was nominated by Mr. Fehrs, who wrote, “Jihra is an outstanding candidate for student of the month honors at Lutheran High School North. Jihra is excelling in our New Testament class where she currently has a 97%. Jihra has turned everything in on time and has been nearly perfect on quizzes and tests. She is a willing participant in class discussions and activities. Jihra is conscientious about succeeding as a student and has a quiet determination to grow in her faith. Jihra is liked and respected by her classmates and is a joy to have in class. Jihra is also an incredible example on the softball field. In the course of a very challenging season, Jihra has not missed a practice. She has shown consistent improvement and her positive attitude and effort have been a blessing to her teammates. Lutheran North also benefitted from Jihra’s efforts on the summer work crew. Jihra was a steady worker and became a leader among her peers. She was a joy for both adults and students to work with this summer.”

Timothy Proffitt (grade 9) was nominated by Mr. Schoedel, who wrote, “Timothy has emerged as a leader in his Biology class. He is engaged in class and I can always count on him to answer the tough questions. Timothy has zero missing or late assignments and has scored very well on his tests and quizzes. His current grade is well over 100%, the highest in all of Biology.”


Parent/Teacher Conferences

First semester teacher conferences will be Thursday, Oct. 12, between 1:00 and 8:00. All parents are invited to make appointments with their student’s teachers. Parents of students who are experiencing any difficulty in class(es) are especially encouraged to request conference time with the respective teacher(s). Parents who have students with failing grades are expected to make appointments with the teachers of those classes. Current grade status is always available through OnCampus.

Appointments must be made in advance by using the link at the end of this article to access an electronic form. The link is also posted in OnCampus. Conferences must be requested by Friday, Sept. 29.

After conferences are requested, we will schedule appointments. An appointment post card giving time and room location of conferences will be mailed to homes on Oct. 6. Watch for it in your mailbox!

We will have two half-days of school on Thursday, Oct. 12 and Friday, Oct. 13. Dismissal will be at 11:30 both days; please make arrangements for your student(s) to be taken home. Athletic practices will generally be held immediately following classes on both days. Please check with coaches.

Click here to sign up!


Deadline Monday!

Don’t forget to turn in your TJ’s Pizza & Dessert order by Monday, Sept. 25 to earn free items and benefit the LHSN music department. Thanks for your support! Form here.


Under the Big Top!

Come one, come all to the greatest auction on earth! This year’s auction theme, “Under the Big Top,” is sure to entertain with jugglers, stilt walkers, fire breathers and more! Enjoy a cotton candy cocktail, bid on some great items, and stay for the after-party with live music and dancing. There is something for everyone!

The Lutheran High School Association Dinner Auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, at the DoubleTree Westport.

Want to help? We need people to set up, decorate, and work the silent auction booths. Do you own a business? We would love for you to advertise or donate items. We can always use tickets to sporting events or other entertainment venues, gift certificates, and services. Look for donation, advertising, and sponsorship forms in the mail soon or download them here. Donations can be dropped off anytime at the LHSA office.

Invitations to the auction will be mailed the first week of October. RSVP to be a table sponsor and receive preferred seating and special, after-dinner drinks. Most importantly, please come! The dinner auction supports tuition assistance, campus improvements, and other items. It also is a great opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate our schools!


Volunteers are Great!

Heartfelt thanks to Amy and Georgia for responding to our landscaping request. They worked in the heat to beautify the LHSN campus and did a marvelous job!

We could also use one or more volunteers to do some exterior power washing and painting. Anyone interested should please contact Mr. Brackman, tbrackman@lhsnstl.org, or the main office. Thanks!


Crusader Night Lights!

Come out tonight (Sept. 22) for the big football game as we host the Lancers from Lutheran South at 7:00. Admission will not be charged for this game. However, we will collect freewill donations to benefit the Lutheran High School Association of Houston in their Hurricane Relief efforts.

Remember, the 1st annual Crusader Tailgate Party is tonight on the practice field behind the concession stand from 6-7 pm. Please bring your favorite tailgate snack to share. (As this is a family event, alcohol is prohibited.) Join us for food, lawn games, and lots of fun!
GO BIG NORTH!


Every Woman, Everywhere

The Siteman Mammography Van will be at Lutheran North on Friday, Sept. 29, 8:15 to 2:00. Mammograms are available at no cost to women who qualify. Call for an appointment: 314-747-7222. Yes, you do need a mammogram!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Sept. 22 – Tailgate Party, 6 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 25 – Deadline for TJ’s Pizza & Dessert Orders (see above)
  • Sept. 27 – High School Transition Night #1 (8th graders/parents), 7 pm
  • Sept. 29 – Siteman Mammography Van @ LHSN, 8:15-2:00 (see above)
  • Sept. 29 – Deadline for Parent Teacher Conference Sign-up (see above)
  • Oct. 2-7 – Homecoming Week
  • Oct. 7 – “Safari Sunset” Homecoming Dance
  • Oct. 9 – No School (Professional Development)
  • Oct. 10 – TJ’s Order Pickup, 3-6 pm
  • Oct. 12 – Early Dismissal, 11:30 am and
    Parent Teacher Conferences by Appointment, 1-8 pm
  • Oct. 13 – Early Dismissal, 11:30 am 

    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Cross Copy Weekly – Sept. 15, 2017

Crusader Hall of Honor

The Crusader Hall of Honor was instituted in 2015 to recognize and honor outstanding achievements of graduates and persons who have extraordinarily supported Lutheran High School North. A plaque for each honoree is permanently displayed at LHSN.

This year’s Crusader Hall of Honor class consists of 16 inductees: Rev. Arthur Repp (LHS ’52), Dr. Norman Young (LHS ’52), Richard Vie (LHS ’55), Rev. Dr. Henry Rowold (LHS ’56), Alan Huning (LHS ’57), Bill Leistritz (LHS ’61), Jim Manion (LHS ’61), David Burgdorf (LHS ’62), Dr. Marilyn Moehlenkamp (LHS ’65), Mark Petersen (LHSN ’71), Mark Belew (LHSN ’72), Bill LaMothe (LHSN ’72), Eric Banks (LHSN ’73), Mavis Thompson (LHSN ’74), Tim Craven (LHSN ’90), and Dr. Jolie Holschen (LHSN ’91).

The Crusader Hall of Honor dinner and celebration will be held on Homecoming weekend, Oct. 6-7. The dinner on Saturday evening, Oct. 7, is open to anyone in the Crusader community who wishes to attend, and will be held at the Sheraton Westport Chalet beginning at 5:30 p.m. Please make your reservation by contacting Cheryl Ehrhard, Alumni and Event Coordinator, at 314-833-2909 or cehrhard@lhsastl.org. The cost for the dinner is $55 per person.


Chamber of Commerce
Student of the Month

Lutheran North is a member of both the Northwest Chamber of Commerce and the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce. During the school year, these organizations recognize area students for outstanding achievement in academics, leadership, and extra-curricular activities. LHSN administrators select Crusaders they feel are deserving of this recognition and the chosen students are honored at the respective monthly luncheon meetings.

Yesterday, senior Allie Johnston was recognized as a “Student of the Month” at the Northwest Chamber luncheon held at Orlando’s. Congrats to Allie!


Parent/Teacher Conferences

First semester teacher conferences will be Thursday, Oct. 12, between 1:00 and 8:00. All parents are invited to make appointments with their student’s teachers. Parents of students who are experiencing any difficulty in class(es) are especially encouraged to request conference time with the respective teacher(s). Parents who have students with failing grades are expected to make appointments with the teachers of those classes. Current grade status is always available through OnCampus.

Appointments must be made in advance by using the link at the end of this article to access an electronic form. Conferences must be requested by Sept. 29.

After conferences are requested, we will schedule appointments. An appointment post card giving time and room location of conferences will be mailed to homes on Oct. 6. Watch for it in your mailbox!

We will have two half-days of school on Thursday, Oct. 12 and Friday, Oct. 13. Dismissal will be at 11:30 both days; please make arrangements for your student(s) to be taken home. Athletic practices will generally be held immediately following classes on both days. Please check with coaches.

Click here to sign up!


This Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 am

Ladies, moms, aunts, and grandmas associated with LHSN are welcome to attend Crusader Mothers’ Club! We will have a short business meeting, then will listen to Grace Klaas Harvey of Farmers Insurance educate us on ‘Teenage Driving.’ We will provide a light snack; bring your favorite beverage.

At the end of the meeting we will be assembling care packages for our international students: 6 boys, 2 girls. If you want to participate, bring 8 items….candy bars, gum, trinkets, kleenex, hand sanitizer, lotion, gadgets…think of your child away from home, what would they like or need?

After our meeting, plan to stay for the Fun 4 Purpose Carnival sponsored by Kingdom State University, Lutheran Hope Center, and LHSN. Can’t wait to see everyone Saturday morning, 9 am in room 102!
— Georgia Rossel, Mothers’ Club President


Important Items!

  • Fun 4 Purpose Community Carnival tomorrow, Sept. 16, 10:00-3:00. Free admission and food, games, prizes, inflatables, and more! Bring your family!
  • To host a student from Guatemala from Oct. 17 to Dec. 10, contact Ali Thomas ASAP, 833-2912 or athomas@lhsastl.org.
  • Sell TJ’s Pizza & Dessert to earn free items and benefit the music department. Form here.

Project Graduation Meeting

The first Project Graduation ’18 meeting will be next Tuesday, Sept. 19th from 6-7 pm in the Counseling Center. All Junior and Senior parents are encouraged to attend to learn about this fun, after-graduation activity, and how to be a part of it!


Counselors’ Corner

Cost of college concern you?
Would you like two years of free tuition?
We can help! Plan to attend the following sessions on Sept. 20:
6:30-7:30  College Financial Aid—led by Michael Runiewicz, Director of Student Financial Services at Washington University.
7:30-8:15  A+ Scholarship Program Information Session—find out how to sign up your son/daughter for two years free tuition as Lutheran North is now an A+ school. Read a brief description here.

Saint Louis University 1818 Advanced College Credit (ACC) Program
Students in ACC classes have been given the opportunity to register for dual college credit for their courses through Saint Louis University. Please follow up with your son or daughter to make sure this is complete. Don’t throw away those envelopes from Saint Louis University. The tuition bill will be mailed home and must be paid by Dec. 1st. If a student wants to drop a class, the deadline is Oct. 31. Contact Mrs. Burreson with any questions.

ACT Prep Course at LHSN
Students may sign up for an ACT course to be offered in January-February of this school year. Priority registration will go to juniors through the end of September. As of Oct. 1, the course will be open to any student. First come, first served! All juniors will take an official ACT on Feb. 27 at LHSN.  Also that day, freshmen and sophomores will take a full-length practice ACT which will be scored. See this flyer for course details.


Tailgate Party!

The 1st annual LHSN Parents’ Tailgate will be on Friday, Sept. 22, on the practice field behind the concession stand from 6-7 pm before the Lutheran North vs. Lutheran South football game. Please bring your favorite tailgate snack to share. (As this is a family event, alcohol is prohibited.)

There will be food, lawn games, and lots of fun! GO CRUSADERS!


Auction Boutique a Success!

Thank you to all who attended, to those who made purchases, and the parents who worked their LHSN service hours at the event. A total of 68 items were donated to the upcoming LHSA Auction! Congratulations to the winner of the $100 Visa gift card, Cindy Burreson!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Sept. 16 – Crusader Mothers’ Club, 9 am (see above)
  • Sept. 16 – Fun 4 Purpose Community Carnival, 10:00-3:00 
  • Sept. 19 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6-7 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 20 – College Financial Aid Night, 6:30 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 20 – A+ Scholarship Info Session, 7:30 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 22 – Tailgate Party, 6 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 27 – High School Transition Night #1 (8th graders/parents), 7 pm
  • Sept. 29 – Siteman Mammography Van @ LHSN, 8:15-2:00 (call 314-747-7222 for appt.)

    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

Delight yourself in the Lordand he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4

Cross Copy Weekly – Sept. 8, 2017

Principal’s Posting

Last week an email was sent to current LHSN parents which included a link to a survey. The survey is from BlackBaud, our software information systems provider, and their intent is to improve the OnCampus system through feedback from users. BlackBaud wants to make OnCampus better by incorporating specific needs and viewpoints. If you haven’t already completed this survey, we’d greatly appreciate you taking a few minutes to do so. Our goal is to provide the most effective and efficient school system possible for our LHSN families. Thank you for your input! Here is the link.

I have another request directed toward everyone who drives on the LHSN campus. We’ve noticed that some drivers are exceeding the posted speed limits and some are driving in opposite directions of arrows painted on the pavement. Both of these infractions can cause serious harm to pedestrians and other cars. Please exercise caution and obey the rules, which are intended to guard everyone’s safety on our campus. Thank you for your cooperation!


Seniors Lead by Example

Once each month, Crusader seniors are treated to a breakfast before school for some bonding time and reinforcement of leadership skills. At each breakfast, seniors who have been nominated by teachers or peers are recognized for displaying any of the five leadership characteristics taught at their Leadership Retreat last May: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Encourage the Heart, Enable Others to Act, and Challenge the Process.

At the September breakfast this morning (Sept. 8), the following seniors were recognized for various leadership actions: Tia Booker, Chloe Liu, Cora Wallace, Ray Pollvogt, Shannon Ambler, Drew Ballenger, Allie Johnston, Cole Lincoln, Donovan Marshall, and Tosin Ogunjobi. Jacob Meyr, Abigail Moore, and Henry Nguyen are not pictured. Congratulations to all these leaders!


Faces & Our Cultures

Faces & Our Cultures is a 7.5 week cultural exchange program between Guatemala and the U.S. We are aware of several high school students from Guatemala interested in serving as cultural ambassadors and guest students at LHSN from October 17-December 10, 2017 through this program. Faces & Our Cultures offers an enriching experience within an educational environment and allows American students to learn in Guatemala if interested.

We will need multiple host families to help with this initiative. If you are interested in hosting a Guatemalan student, please contact Ms. Ali Thomas, International Program Director, at athomas@lhsastl.org. ¡Gracias!


TJ’s Pizza & Dessert Sale

The LHSN Music Department is sponsoring a TJ’s Pizza, Dessert and Cookie Dough sale. Students have been given an order form and instruction letter. If you haven’t seen it, ask your student! We encourage you to share the form with your friends, family, and co-workers. Return the form – with payment – by Monday, Sept. 25. Checks should be payable to LHSN. Orders will be picked up on Tuesday, Oct. 10, between 3:00 and 6:00 in the Counseling Center.

Sales incentives include 1 FREE item for every 10 items sold and the LHSN student who sells the most items (must be 40 or more) will receive JBL Wireless Sport Headphones! All other students selling 35 or more items will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire. See the letter stapled to the form for details.

Be sure to include your name and phone number on the front of the order form, and list your free product choices also on the front. A printable order form can be accessed here.


Auction Boutique
Sept. 10

Please join us for an afternoon of fellowship, snacks and shopping at the Auction Boutique! The Auction Boutique will be held on Sunday, Sept. 10, from Noon to 3 pm in the Lutheran North Crusader Cafe. The Auction Boutique is an annual vendor fair and makes a perfect time to shop for yourself, the holidays, or your family’s donation to the Lutheran High School Association Auction in November. 

As in years past, EVERY FAMILY is asked to donate an item to the LHSA Auction. Each guest who purchases an item at the Auction Boutique for their LHSA Auction donation will be entered in a drawing for a $100 Visa Gift Card and their LHSN student will receive a large cookie at school!

The 2017 Vendors include: The Pampered Chef, Usborne Books, 31, The Cocoa Exchange, Dot the I, Lutheran North Spirit Wear, Cards-4-Cash, Scentsy, Norwex, Partylite, Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay, Dianna’s Arm Candy, Jessmia Collections, Tracilynn Jewelry, and The Gourmet Cupboard. Happy shopping!


Mothers’ Club

Ladies, our next meeting is Saturday, Sept. 16 at 9 am. We have a great meeting planned! Grace Klaas Harvey with Farmers Insurance is returning to talk to us about “TEENS and DRIVING”… great presentation last year! We will also be making our care packages for our international students that are currently at LHSN and those who graduated last year and have returned to the states for college. Please bring 8 items – we have 6 boys and 2 girls.

Can’t wait to see you Saturday, Sept. 16, at 9:00!


‘Fun 4 Purpose’ Community Carnival
Saturday, Sept. 16
10 am – 3 pm

Everyone is invited to this family fun-filled day at LHSN! Kingdom State University, in partnership with Lutheran High School North and the Lutheran Hope Center, is sponsoring this community carnival saluting education. Come and enjoy free admission and free food, along with carnival games, prizes, inflatables, vendors, raffles, and more.

In addition, two scholarships will be presented to Lutheran North seniors who entered an essay competition on the importance of understanding “Purpose.”

Kingdom State University (KSU) is a faith-based nonprofit organization purposed to RAISE AWARENESS, EDUCATE, and INSPIRE youth and young adults to value their faith and live their life with God woven into every aspect. This 2nd annual Fun 4 Purpose event is designed to galvanize the community and celebrate the importance of education. For more information, to be a vendor, or to volunteer, contact 314-384-9960, or info@kingdomsu.org. LHSN students and parents can earn service hours by volunteering at this event.


Counselors’ Corner

Cost of college concern you?
Would you like two years of free tuition?
We can help! Plan to attend the following sessions on Sept. 20:
6:30-7:30  College Financial Aid—led by Michael Runiewicz, Director of Student Financial Services at Washington University.
7:30-8:15  A+ Scholarship Program Information Session—find out how to sign up your son/daughter for two years free tuition as Lutheran North is now an A+ school. Read a brief description here.

Saint Louis University 1818 Advanced College Credit (ACC) Program
Students in ACC classes have been given the opportunity to register for dual college credit for their courses through Saint Louis University. Please follow up with your son or daughter to make sure this is complete. Don’t throw away those envelopes from Saint Louis University. The tuition bill will be mailed home and must be paid by Dec. 1st. If a student wants to drop a class, the deadline is Oct. 31. Contact Mrs. Burreson with any questions.

ACT Prep Course at LHSN
Students may sign up for an ACT course to be offered in January-February of this school year. Priority registration will go to juniors through the end of September. As of Oct. 1, the course will be open to any student. First come, first served! All juniors will take an official ACT on Feb. 27 at LHSN.  Also that day, freshmen and sophomores will take a full-length practice ACT which will be scored. See this flyer for course details.


Job Opportunity

The Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA) has an opening for a part-time Office Manager. The position is 20 hours per week (with some evening and weekend work) and requires mastery of Microsoft Office software. The LESA office is located in south St. Louis County, near the intersection of I-55 and South Lindbergh Boulevard. Interested individuals should contact Sue Nahmensen at the LESA office, 314-200-0799.


Landscaping / Plant Maintenance

LHSN is looking for 2-4 volunteers who have an interest in maintaining flower beds, shrubbery, etc. Tasks would include weeding, pruning, planting, etc. with all materials supplied by LHSN. This is intended to be an on-going request and the timing of the work can be scheduled to suit the individual volunteers. Anyone interested in serving LHSN in this way should please contact Principal Brackman, tbrackman@lhsnstl.org, or the main office.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Sept. 9 – Back-to-School Dance, 7-10 pm
  • Sept. 10 – Auction Boutique @ LHSN, noon-3 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 10 – Installation Service at Concordia Seminary, 4 pm
  • Sept. 16 – Crusader Mothers’ Club, 9 am (see above)
  • Sept. 16 – Fun 4 Purpose Event, 10:00-3:00 (see above)
  • Sept. 20 – College Financial Aid Night, 6:30 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 20 – A+ Scholarship Info Session, 7:30 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 27 – High School Transition Night #1 (8th graders/parents), 7 pm
  • Sept. 29 – Siteman Mammography Van @ LHSN, 8:15-2:00 (call 314-747-7222 for appt.)

    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24