The comedy Strange Boarders continues with performances in the LHSN gym at 7:00 tonight and tomorrow (Oct. 27/28). Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, free for kids 5 and under. Come support our talented and hard-working Crusader thespians. You are sure to be entertained!
Crusader senior Ronnie Perkins was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl which will take place on Saturday, Jan. 6 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This very prestigious event invites 100 of the best high school football players from across the country to participate and is broadcast live on NBC. The young men selected embody the characteristics of the Army soldier – demonstrating loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage.
Ronnie was presented his Army All-American team jersey this Thursday in a school-wide assembly. Afterwards in his remarks, Ronnie thanked God, his parents, and the Lutheran North faculty, as well as all his coaches and teammates, for their constant help, support and encouragement. The entire LHSN community congratulates Ronnie on receiving this honor!
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 October.
Ellie Jander (grade 9) was nominated by Mr. Dixon, who wrote, “Ellie is an outstanding student in freshman English. She currently has the highest grade out of every freshman in the school. She stays on top of her readings and provides insightful commentary in her annotation journal and in our classroom discussions. She freely shares her faith with her peers – I was quite impressed when she was able to recite large portions of the Small Catechism in one of our classes. She was elected leader of her tribe in our recent group activity and guided her team quite well under very difficult circumstances. Outside of class, I know Ellie works hard in cross country. I also got to witness her climb the difficult rock wall at Camp Wartburg over the summer at freshman orientation. No other freshman could make it all the way up – Ellie does not back down from challenges placed before her, and the result is that she can do extraordinary things!”
Faith Borgmann (grade 10) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Faith is a member of my sophomore Chemistry class. She is always prepared for class and has earned an ‘A’ through the middle of the semester. She is very willing to answer questions as we discuss homework and other topics. She is also courageous as she asks questions during class that many other students doubtlessly benefit from, but were not willing to ask. Thus, her behavior makes class easier to teach and makes learning easier for those around her. I very much appreciate her work and her attitude.” Mrs. Burreson added, “Faith is one of my small group leaders. She is always very excited to lead small group and is very well prepared with devotions that have activities and meaningful questions. She shares her love for the Lord and her love for her peers. Faith did an outstanding job at our Faith in Action site. It was a little chaotic at times, but Faith stepped up and led and did a fantastic job. Faith is an outstanding example and leader at LHSN.”
Edward Keith (grade 11) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Ed is a member of my ACC Advanced Chemistry class and has earned an ‘A’ at the mid-point of the semester. Ed is a very active participant in class. He very frequently asks questions or offers answers and insights. His participation benefits all the other members of the class. It makes my job easier. Ed is a transfer student (from Ladue High School) but yet he fits into our upper level classes perfectly. He is highly motivated and wants to do good work. He is a great addition to our student body. It will be fun to follow his progress after graduation as he works through college and enters the work force. Ed will make positive contributions to our society.”
Tosin Ogunjobi (grade 12) was nominated by Mr. Wittler, who wrote, “I appreciate the work that it takes to succeed in Physics and Calculus, and Tosin is doing that. He is asking the pertinent questions in class, which allow for reinforcement of concepts and furthering of discussion. Tosin has also taken the lead as the senior college acceptance spokesperson. I know when Tosin comes on the intercom in the morning, it’s usually great news that another one of our seniors has been accepted to college.”
Congratulations to freshman Taylor Robinson who has been named to the Class 2 District 5 All-District Softball Team. Taylor was the Crusaders’ pitcher and leading hitter this year, batting over .700 and leading the team in runs scored and RBI’s.
Crusaders Put Faith into Action
Last Friday, students and faculty alike boarded buses and went out into the community to lend a helping hand. They spent the morning volunteering their services at Spanish Lake Park, Food Outreach, Forest Relief of MO, and area churches, preschools, and nursing homes. Service included yard work, cleaning, packaging food, assembling playground equipment, as well as crafts, reading, and playing games with the young and the elderly. Take a look…
Journalism Field Trip
LHSN students in Miss Bork’s Publications class attended the annual journalismSTL Student Journalism Conference at SLU. The students had the opportunity to attend three sectionals on a variety of topics and heard keynote speaker Mike Bush, KSDK anchorman, talk about his experience as a broadcast journalist. It was a very informative and interesting day for our budding journalists: (front row) Raevyn Ferguson, Lila Kate Burreson, Shannon Ambler, Alida Theard, (back row) Diamond Young, Josh Gray, Jack Krone, Chloe Liu, Allie Huntspon, Paige Liszewski.
In light of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, LHSN is in a unique position to celebrate this historical milestone, taking note of its worldwide impact – politically, socially, theologically, and artistically. What a privilege to teach all of our students about the history of the Reformation and the birth of the Lutheran faith, along with the Good News that Jesus is all we need for our eternal salvation!
Throughout the month of October, daily announcements after Chapel and a bulletin board display provided facts about the Reformation. Activities included a “Tetzel’s Pretzels” giveaway (they’re FREE, just like our salvation!), wearing flip-flops/sandals to signify “Here I Stand” (for the TRUTHS of the Gospel), and a school-wide Reformation trivia contest.
Special Chapel presentations by Mr. Fehrs and Rev. Schmidtke also focused on the Reformation. The culminating Chapel will be on Tuesday, Oct. 31, and will be lead by Rev. Michael Salemink. Rev. Salemink is the husband of LHSN Admissions Assistant, Heather Salemink, and father of freshman, Christian. Currently, Rev. Salemink serves as the Executive Director of “Lutherans for Life.” Guests are always welcome to attend Chapel, which begins at 9:30 am.
We continue to thank God for His precious gifts: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone!
The Crusader football team completed the regular season with a record of 9 wins and 0 losses, making this only the second undefeated regular season in the history of Lutheran North football (2002 was the other)! The Crusaders finished first in the Metro League with a 5-0 record. This is the first Metro League football title for Lutheran North and the first League Championship since 2002 (ABC League). The Crusaders are averaging 63 points a game, while allowing 10 points a game.
Lutheran North received a bye last week in the first round of the District Tournament. In the first round matchups, Carnahan defeated Cleveland ROTC 62-0 and Cardinal Ritter defeated Herculaneum 49-0. The #1 seed Lutheran North Crusaders will play the Carnahan Cougars tonight, Oct. 27, at 7:00 here on LaMothe Field. If the Crusaders win, they will advance to the District Championship to play the winner of Trinity (8-0) and Cardinal Ritter (9-1) on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7:00, also at LHSN.
Everyone is urged to come out and support and cheer for your Crusaders!
From the Counselors
Students registered for Saint Louis University 1818 ACC classes may chose to drop a class for SLU credit through next Tuesday, Oct. 31. With SLU, it’s all or nothing–you either earn credit for all the courses for which you are registered or for none of them. If a student wants to drop a class, he or she needs to log into the SLU account and officially drop the class. Mrs. Burreson is available to assist.
‘Bags 4 My Cause’
Begins Next Week
Schnucks has chosen LHSN for their “Bags 4 My Cause” program. During the month of November, visit the Schnucks at 8037 W. Florissant in Jennings and purchase one or more reusable “giving” bags. For each bag sold, LHSN will receive one dollar!
Anytime in November, please go to the Jennings Schnucks store and buy a Giving Bag or two. It will be good for LHSN and good for the planet!
LHSA Dinner Auction:
Nov. 18 at Westport DoubleTree
Parents, have you RSVP’d? Don’t forget about the Big Top Battle of the Classes-Auction Challenge! Donations and RSVPs are due Wednesday, Nov. 1.
Each class of parents (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior) that collectively contributes by attending, volunteering, and/or donating to the auction will get a FREE DRESS DAY for their students (and bragging rights as an awesome group of LN supporters!).
Upcoming Events & Reminders
- Oct. 27, 28 – Fall Play “Strange Boarders” 7 pm
- Oct. 31 – Re-scheduled Angel’s Apples pickup, 3-6 pm
- November – “Giving Bags” at Schnucks (see above)
- Nov. 1 – Deadline for Dinner Auction Reservations & Donations
- Nov. 7 – Jr. Parent College Night, 6:30 pm
- Nov. 12 – Open House for Prospective Families, 2-4 pm
- Nov. 13 – Blood Drive, 8:30-2:00
- Nov. 18 – Mothers’ Club, 9 am
- Nov. 18 – LHSA Dinner Auction at Westport DoubleTree (see above)
- Nov. 20-24 – No School
For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.