Cross Copy Weekly – Dec. 1, 2017

Christmas Concert Saturday

Christ is Born! The Christmas Concert featuring Lutheran High School North vocal and instrumental music ensembles is Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Lutheran North’s gymnasium. Come enjoy the sounds of the season and the message of the Savior as proclaimed through exciting renditions of classic carols and worship songs performed by our student musicians. No admission is charged; a freewill offering will be received for the music department.


Re-enrollment

Re-enrollment for 2018-2019 will be available soon. Personnel at our school system, Blackbaud, are currently working out the technical details to make the process quick and easy. When you log into your OnCampus account, you will see a contract notification. Simply open the contract and fill it out. No re-enrollment fee will be charged at this time. So by doing this soon, you will save money ($500) and really help us plan staffing, etc. for next year. We will let you know when it’s ready to go!

If you need assistance re-enrolling and/or applying for financial aid, Ms. Becky Kammeier will be available to help at a designated time, which we will publicize in advance.


Excellence in Teaching Award

The Excellence in Teaching Awards program, sponsored by Emerson, annually recognizes more than 100 educators in the St. Louis metropolitan area – from kindergarten teachers to college professors – who are examples of excellence in their field. Recipients are nominated by the chief administrators of their educational institutions. Lutheran North is pleased to announce that Mr. Richard Langefeld is a 2017 recipient of this prestigious award.

During his 33-year tenure at LHSN, Mr. Langefeld has taught primarily chemistry and biology classes, serving as Science Department Chair for most of those years. Throughout his teaching career, he has brought unsurpassed passion and energy to his classroom each day. He wants every student to succeed and does all within his power to make that happen.

Mr. Langefeld’s teaching expertise is enhanced by his extracurricular involvements. He spent three summers in the Analytical Chemistry lab of McDonnell-Douglas, two summers at Monsanto, and two summers at Pfizer. He authored and published a three-day lab activity in which students can perform the type of analytical work carried out in an industrial lab. LHSN students in Mr. Langefeld’s classes benefit from this learning experience each year. Lutheran North is blessed to have Mr. Langefeld and congratulates him on this honor.


Diversity Leadership Conference

Seven Crusaders attended an all-day Diversity Leadership Conference hosted by MICDS on Nov. 17. The conference was planned by students for students and focused on three main areas: 1) Religion, 2) Socio-economic status, and 3) Being an ally for one another. Topics included ridding stereotypes, forming perceptions, breaking barriers, and striving for inclusion rather than separation. Efforts were made to create solutions which could be taken back and incorporated in the various schools represented at the conference. Two guest presenters and lively discussions made for a meaningful, productive day.

Raevyn Ferguson, junior, had helped to organize this conference at MICDS before transferring to LHSN last school year. Since the conference has expanded to include more than 10 schools and 170 attendees, Raevyn, along with students from other schools, will be able to serve on the planning committee for next year’s conference. Other Crusaders in attendance were Adia Buford (not pictured), Alexa Halliburton, Jessica Hines, Jihra James, Camille Ricks, and Solomon Wallace. Mr. Brackman and Mr. Wenger accompanied the students and were happy to engage in discussions with the other adult leaders.


Students of the Month

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

Liberty Webb (grade 9) was nominated by Mrs. Pierson, who wrote, “Libby is a dependable, hard working member of the band program. I can always count on her to be ready to work hard and encourage others to do the same. She is easy to teach and takes feedback to heart. I never have to ask her to do something more than once. She is a joy to have in my classroom.”

Lydia Hernandez (grade 10) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Lydia is a member of my sophomore Chemistry class. She is always prepared for class and has earned an ‘A’ to this point of the semester. Lydia is quiet in class but when I ask a question, she is always willing to give her response. Her response is usually very well thought out and right on target. Lydia obviously studies hard for tests and quizzes, as evidenced by her score of 97% on the last test covering Ionic Bonding and Covalent Bonding. She always comes to class with her homework finished and she makes sure that it is done properly.”

Kadar Rudd (grade 11) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Kadar is a member of my ACC Advanced Chemistry class and has an ‘A’ average in the class. Kadar had the highest grade in the class on the last test with a 108%. He did all the questions and also successfully completed the ones for extra credit. His grade in the class at present is a solid ‘A’. Kadar is very diligent about working through the review documents before each test and it obviously pays off for him. I think Kadar is a great example and role model for our younger students. He will be very successful in college and in his career.”

Jo’Nasia Brannen (grade 12) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Jo’Nasia is a member of my ACC Advanced Chemistry class and has an ‘A’ average in the class. She has done well on each lab and scores highly on tests. Jo’Nasia sees me outside of class to clarify any questions she has on topics and techniques that we are learning. She is very diligent about working through the review documents before each test and it pays off for her.” Mr. Langefeld added, “Jo’Nasia is alert, focused and attentive during class. She has proven to be reliable and trustworthy. She is cheerful and friendly. I enjoy having her in my class.”


Graduation (already?!)

Last Wednesday during Crusader Block, Jostens took the seniors’ height measurements and distributed packets for ordering graduation announcements, etc. Jostens will return on Thursday, Dec. 7 to pick up the completed orders. If you haven’t seen the order information, be sure to ask your senior for the packet so you don’t miss out on placing your order. May 17 seems like a long time away, but plans need to be made now!


Do YOU Get
Sign-up Genius?

Parents, have YOU been receiving emails to sign up electronically for your required volunteer hours? If you are NOT receiving emails regarding these opportunities, PLEASE CALL BECKY KAMMEIER, 314-833-2942, ASAP!

First semester report cards (mailed after Christmas) will include a status report on your family’s hours already served.


Appreciation Breakfast

Lutheran North parents annually provide the faculty and staff with a Christmas breakfast and gift on the last day of finals, which will be Dec. 20, 2017. They are asking for a donation of $10 or more from each family, which will be used to purchase gift cards for all faculty and staff members. Everyone’s participation is requested; it’s a great way to thank the teachers for their dedication all year! Checks should be payable to LHSN.

Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve the breakfast as indicated in SignUp Genius. Please print this form for details and kindly respond by Dec. 6. (Forms are also available in the office.)


Project Graduation ’18

The next PG meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 12, and all parents, particularly junior and senior parents, are encouraged to attend. The meetings are at 6:00 p.m. in the Counseling Center. The success of PG18 depends on your participation!

Remember, poinsettia sales continue through Dec. 4.  All proceeds benefit Project Graduation ’18.  These are truly beautiful plants and well-worth the price. Don’t miss out! (Order form here.)


Poinsettia Orders –
Deadline Monday!

These gorgeous plants make festive decorations and wonderful gifts! We hope each family will order one or more to support Project Graduation. The plants come in three colors and sizes and are truly outstanding.

The deadline for placing an order is Monday, Dec. 4 and delivery will be Tuesday, Dec. 19, noon until 2:00. Order form here.


Play Date!

The Child Development Class would like to invite children between the ages of birth and 6 years old who would like to come and have fun with our students. The Play Date will be held on  Monday, Dec. 11 from 10:15-11:15 am in the gym. If you have children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors, or anyone in your church community who would like to participate in our Play Date, please pass this information along to them. The students are working very hard to prepare for this exciting activity! If you have any questions, please contact Rita Sanders at rsanders@lhsnstl.org or 314-833-2958 with any questions.


Finals Study Jam –
Thursday, Dec. 14,
6:30-9:00 pm

TREND will be hosting a school-wide Finals Study Jam. Join us for this new event. Students are invited to come for quiet individual study, group study, tutoring, snacks, and comfort dogs! Tutors (NHS members) will be available from 6:30-7:30 in the areas of math, science, English, history, and modern language. Three comfort dogs will be available for a break from studying—you can sign up for a time slot with the dogs when you check in at the Study Jam. JOIN US! ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME!


Counselors’ Corner

College Credit Deadline is TODAY
Students enrolled in ACC (Advanced College Credit) courses have until today, Dec. 1, to pay tuition for the semester. Please see the statement sent to the home from Saint Louis University. Email or call Mrs. Cindy Burreson, our dual enrollment coordinator, with any questions, cburreson@lhsnstl.org or 833-2982.

Junior College Bus Tour
Seats remain on the bus —please let us know by Tuesday, Dec. 5, if you are interested. Information has been sent by mail to the home and electronically to students and parents.

ACT Prep Course
Spots are open for the course which will run Wednesday evenings, Jan. 3-Feb. 21. The cost is $125 for the 8 evening sessions and a full-length practice test on Feb. 10. Please see the attached flyer for details. This is a good option for juniors and sophomores preparing for the official ACT.

Senior Breakfast
The December Senior Breakfast will be next Friday, Dec. 8. Faculty will be flipping pancakes for the seniors at this Christmas breakfast. All seniors should plan to be in attendance at 7:15 a.m.

School-Wide ACT Test Day
Make plans now for Tuesday, Feb. 27, which will be testing day for grades 9-11. Seniors will have the day off of school. Juniors will take an official ACT here at school. Freshmen and sophomores will take a full practice ACT which will be scored. It is critical that all students be in attendance for this day. Junior families should watch for a letter with details about this day in the mail next week. The school day will end at noon that day with parent/teacher conferences offered in the afternoon/evening.


Auction Success! 

Thank you to everyone who volunteered, attended, and supported the Under the Big Top Dinner Auction. The auction is our largest fundraising event designed to support programs and financial aid at both Lutheran High School North and Lutheran High School South. From the fire breather as you entered the lobby to the band capping off the night, the evening was filled with fun as we celebrated our schools!

More than $140,000 was raised
293 guests attended
62 people volunteered
317 items were available for bidding
$83,850 was donated specifically for financial aid

SPECIAL THANKS to:
Scott Smithson – Lohr Distributing for donating wine for the evening;
Ronnie Notch LHSN ‘02 and Murisa Zahirovic LHSS ’18 for speaking;
The 26 supporters who advertised in the auction catalog;
Our sponsors who donated $43,000 –
Diamond Sponsor: Negwer Materials;
Ruby Sponsors: Redbird Carriers – Mark and Debbie Belew, John and Marilyn Brickler, Steve and Sandy Siepman;
Topaz Sponsor: Christ Community Lutheran School;
Shield Sponsors: Dean and Erica Eggerding, Kevin and Lori Kohm, Lutheran Church Extension Fund, Lutheran Trust, Keith and Kathy Odegard, Matt and Kippin Schelp, Stuart and Janet Vogelsmeier, Deanne Wells.

For those of you who attended, we’re glad you came! We hope you enjoyed the evening. If you missed this auction, please plan to join us next year!

Click here to view many pictures from the event!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Dec. 2 – Christmas Concert, 7 pm (see above)
  • Dec. 4 – Poinsettia Sale Deadline (see above)
  • Dec. 6 – Appreciation Breakfast Donations Due (see above)
  • Dec. 7 – Graduation Orders Turn-in (see above)
  • Dec. 8 – Senior Breakfast, 7:15 am
  • Dec. 11 – Play Date in Child Development Class, 10:15-11:15 (see above)
  • Dec. 12 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6:00 pm (see above)
  • Dec. 14 – Finals Study Jam, 6:30-9:00 (see above)
  • Dec. 18-20 – Finals, Early Dismissal
  • Dec. 19 – Pick up Poinsettia Orders (see above)
  • Dec. 20 – Faculty/Staff Appreciation Breakfast (see above)
  • Dec. 21 thru Jan. 2 – Christmas Break

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

Scripture Verse

Cast your burden on the Lordand he will sustain you” PsalM 55:22

Cross Copy Weekly – Nov. 17, 2017

The Lutheran North community joins together to reflect on God’s abundant gifts and thank Him for His grace and mercy.
May each of you enjoy a restful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Please note that school will not be in session Nov. 20-24. The LHSN office will be open on Monday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed for the remainder of the week. The LHSA office (room 103) will be closed Wednesday through Friday.


Crusader Football

Lutheran North was victorious over Caruthersville 64-7 last Friday in the Class 2 State Quarterfinal. Advancing in the playoffs, the Crusaders will host the Lamar Tigers in the State Semifinal tomorrow (Nov. 18). Game time is 1:00 and MSHSAA admission is $7 per person. Come cheer them on!

With a large crowd expected, more volunteers are still needed to help with concessions and parking. Please check your email for the SignUp Genius notices sent this morning and signup to help us if you can! Thank you to those who have already signed up.

In case you cannot attend Saturday’s game, you can view it online through Prepcast Sports here.  GO CRUSADERS!


Important Auction News!

The Auction is this Saturday and so is the big game! If you already registered for the Auction and are planning to attend the game, come as you are! Lutheran North gear is always welcome, and you can share the game highlights with everyone who missed it. Doors open at 5 p.m., but dinner does not start until 6:45 p.m. Get a jump on shopping by previewing the Auction Catalogue here. 

Because of the football games for both schools (Lutheran South plays in the Class 3 Semifinal), we are making remote bidding available to everyone. From wherever you are, simply text 71760 and write LHSA in the message. Choose the second option that says “assign a bid number.” From there, you can see all the silent auction items and bid from your phone! We hope you will participate and GO CRUSADERS! 


Christmas Concert

Christ is Born! The Christmas Concert featuring Lutheran High School North vocal and instrumental music ensembles will be on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Lutheran North’s gymnasium. Come enjoy the sounds of the season and the message of the Savior as proclaimed through exciting renditions of classic carols and worship songs performed by our student musicians. No admission is charged; a freewill offering will be received for the music department.


District Honor Choir

Alexander Paul (sophomore) had the distinction of making it into the District Honor Choir this fall. To audition for this group, students needed to learn a solo, name key signatures, and sight read. A total of 299 students from 28 schools auditioned and 162 were accepted.

Honor Choir members were able to learn five choral pieces, all of them very challenging. After three rehearsals, the concert was held on Nov. 11 at United Methodist Church in Manchester. The special guest clinician was Mr. Kevin McBeth. Congratulations to Alexander on this high honor!


Leadership Retreat at Valpo

Ted Laesch (senior) participated in the Paul & Dorothy Lange Lutheran High School Leadership Retreat at Valparaiso University Oct. 20-22. Dr. Paul Lange was the founding Principal of Lutheran High School in St. Louis (1946) and served as Superintendent of the Lutheran High School Association (1957-1962).

Ted reported, “The Lange Leadership Retreat was a great opportunity to learn new things about Christian leadership, meet other Lutheran leaders from all over the Midwest, and be encouraged by each other in faith.” He especially enjoyed the service project of making cloth hearts for infants that can’t be with their mothers and decorating bags to cover IV drip bags for child chemo patients. Ted had also attended the retreat as a sophomore and was anxious to return!


Why Wait?

During Wednesday’s Crusader Block, Lutheran North students and staff had the opportunity to hear motivational speaker Tony Thompson as part of his Why Wait tour. Tony shared his story as he encouraged students not to wait to find their purpose and passion in life. Tony’s high energy message was definitely inspiring and well-received by the student body. He and his wife Christina will return after Thanksgiving break to lead a follow-up session with a group of LHSN students.

This stop on the Why Wait tour was a bit of a homecoming for Christina (Burton) Thompson, who is a 2010 graduate of Lutheran High School North.


Appreciation Breakfast

Lutheran North parents annually provide the faculty and staff with a Christmas breakfast and gift on the last day of finals, which will be Dec. 20, 2017. They are asking for a donation of $10 or more from each family, which will be used to purchase gift cards for all faculty and staff members. Everyone’s participation is requested; it’s a great way to thank the teachers for their dedication all year! Checks should be payable to LHSN.

Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve the breakfast as indicated in SignUp Genius. Please print this form for details and kindly respond by Dec. 6. (Forms are also available in the office.)


Project Graduation ’18

Thanks to the parents who were present for the meeting on Tuesday. The next PG meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 12, and all parents, particularly junior and senior parents, are encouraged to attend. The meetings are at 6:00 p.m. in the Counseling Center. Your participation is essential in making this the best Project Graduation event ever!

Remember, poinsettia sales continue through Dec. 4.  All proceeds benefit Project Graduation ’18.  These are truly beautiful plants, well-worth the price. Don’t miss out! (Order form here.)


Poinsettias

Order forms for poinsettias have been distributed to all students. These gorgeous plants make festive decorations and wonderful gifts! We hope each family will order one or more to support Project Graduation. The plants come in three colors and sizes and are truly outstanding.

The deadline for placing an order is Monday, Dec. 4 and delivery will be Tuesday, Dec. 19, noon until 2:00. Order form here.


‘Bags 4 My Cause’

Less than 2 weeks left to visit the Schnucks at 8037 W. Florissant in Jennings and purchase one or more reusable “giving” bags. For each bag sold, LHSN receives one dollar. It’s good for LHSN and good for the planet!


Winter Sports

Five LHSN basketball teams have been practicing hard to prepare for the season, which will get underway as follows:

Girls Varsity – Lutheran St. Charles Tournament beginning Nov. 28, 5:30 pm vs. Timberland
Girls JV – Metro League Tournament, week of Nov. 27
Boys Varsity – At Metro East Lutheran, Nov. 30, 7:30 pm; St. Charles West Tournament, week of Dec. 4
Boys JV – At Metro East Lutheran, Nov. 30, 6:00
Boys C – Metro League Tournament, week of Nov. 27

The girls swimming team opens their season at MICDS on Dec. 7 in a tri-meet with Principia.

For a complete listing of Crusader winter sports, please refer to the calendar at lhsnstl.org or call the office, 389-3100. Spectators are always welcome!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • November – “Giving Bags” at Schnucks (see above)
  • Nov. 18 – LHSA Dinner Auction at Westport DoubleTree (see above)
  • Nov. 20-24 – No School
  • Dec. 2 – Christmas Concert, 7 pm (see above)
  • Dec. 4 – Poinsettia Sale Deadline (see above)
  • Dec. 6 – Appreciation Breakfast Donations Due (see above)
  • Dec. 8 – Senior Breakfast, 7:15 am
  • Dec. 12 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6:00 pm
  • Dec. 18-20 – Finals, Early Dismissal
  • Dec. 19 – Pick up Poinsettia Orders (see above)
  • Dec. 20 – Faculty/Staff Appreciation Breakfast (see above)
  • Dec. 21 thru Jan. 2 – Christmas Break

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

Scripture Verse

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” PsalM 106:1

Cross Copy Weekly – Nov. 10, 2017

Changes in Re-enrollment 

We want every LN student to return next year! Parents, you indicate your intention to return by re-enrolling your child(ren). Please note the following changes in the re-enrollment process for next year.

Instead of starting in November, re-enrollment will begin after December 1st.  When you log into your OnCampus account after December 1st, you will see a contract notification. Simply fill out the contract indicating your child will be returning to Lutheran North for the 2018-2019 school year.

Secondly, there will be NO RE-ENROLLMENT FEE as long as you complete the contract by April 30, 2018.  To re-enroll after April 30th, there will be a $500 fee. Even though April 30th is quite a way off, we really need students to re-enroll as close to Dec. 1 as possible.

Financial aid application through Smart Aid opened on Nov. 1. Remember, applying for financial aid must be done each year and early application provides the best opportunity for a positive outcome.

If you need assistance re-enrolling and/or applying for financial aid, Ms. Becky Kammeier will be available to help at LHSN on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 4-7 p.m.


Senior Leaders

Each month at the Senior Breakfast, we recognize seniors who were “caught” displaying the five leadership characteristics taught at the Leadership Retreat: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Encourage the Heart, Enable Others to Act, and Challenge the Process. Seniors can be nominated by their teachers or their peers.

At the November breakfast, the following seniors were recognized for various leadership actions: (pictured left to right) Cora Wallace, Cory Keathley, Zach Hohenstein, Allie Johnston, Jessica Hines, and (not-pictured) Lily Kate Burreson. We’re proud of you, seniors!


Chamber of Commerce
Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Crusaders recently selected to be “Students of the Month” because of their high achievement in academics, leadership, and extracurricular activities.

 Jonathan (Jack) Krone was recognized at the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce luncheon and Theodore (Ted) Laesch at the Northwest Chamber of Commerce luncheon. We commend them both on this honor!


A Special Visitor

LHSN was pleased to welcome Mr. Ricardo Arguello on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Mr. Arguello is currently the Ministry Leader of Lutheran Hour Ministries – Nicaragua. Mr. Arguello gave an excellent chapel message as he shared the impact that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has had on his life and in Nicaragua.

Mr. Arguello fought in his country’s civil war, earned his Master’s Degree in Moscow, Russia, and worked in the French embassy in Nicaragua for a number of years. While at LHSN, Mr. Arguello visited History, Spanish, and Theology classes, where he shared a unique and valuable perspective. Thank you to Mr. Arguello and Lutheran Hour Ministries for an enriching visit.


Attn: Junior & Senior Parents

The next meeting of the Project Graduation committee will be next Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6:00 p.m. in the Counseling Center. Please join us so that Project Graduation ’18 will be the best ever!


Blankets for the Needy

Lutheran North is participating in a Blanket Drive sponsored by Kingdom State University. New or gently used blankets and/or sleeping bags can be dropped off by the office until Nov. 16. Your generosity will help warm the hearts and bodies of the less-fortunate. Thank you!


Save a Life Nov. 13

A Blood Drive will be held at LHSN on Monday, Nov. 13, 9:00-2:00. Students, parents, and faculty are encouraged to sign up. Parent-signed permission forms are required for 16-year-olds and are available in the office. Each donation can help save three lives! The Blood Drive is sponsored by National Honor Society.


State Playoffs

Football – Lutheran North defeated Trinity 48-46 last Friday to remain undefeated and capture the Class 2 District 2 Championship. The Crusaders travel to Caruthersville, (near the Arkansas border) for the State Quarterfinal this evening (Nov. 10). A fan bus is going with 50 Crusader fans to cheer them on. For those staying home, the game will be broadcast on KCRVradio.com, 105.1 FM. GO CRUSADERS!

Cross Country – Junior Isaac Stout earned All State honors at the State meet last Saturday, finishing 18th in Class 2. Freshman Ellie Jander came in 89th in her first State competition. Way to go, Crusader runners! Pictured with the kids are Coach Prahlow (right) and Assistant Coach McCollister.


Poinsettias

Order forms for poinsettias were distributed to all students this past week. These gorgeous plants make festive decorations and wonderful gifts! We hope each family will order one or more to support Project Graduation. The plants come in a variety of colors and sizes.

The deadline for placing an order is Monday, Dec. 4 and delivery will be Tuesday, Dec. 19. Order form here.


‘Bags 4 My Cause’

Don’t forget to visit the Schnucks at 8037 W. Florissant in Jennings anytime in November and purchase one or more reusable “giving” bags. For each bag sold, LHSN will receive one dollar – good for LHSN and good for the planet!


LHSA Dinner Auction
Nov. 18
Westport DoubleTree

Parents, have you RSVP’d? Don’t forget about the Big Top Battle of the Classes-Auction Challenge! We are still accepting reservations!

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!).

So far, the senior class is in the lead and only needs eight more people (four couples) to attend the auction. The freshman class needs 10 (5 couples). If you have already RSVP’d for the auction, be sure to sign up on the link below so that your student’s class gets credit.


Open House
Sunday, Nov. 12
2:00-4:00

Please spread the word to friends, neighbors, and co-workers! Invite them to come learn about Lutheran North, meet teachers and administrators, hear plans for a future Middle School, etc. Remember, word-of-mouth advertising is our most effective recruitment tool!


Help Needed

The Lutheran Resale Shop is in need of new volunteers. We are an all-volunteer shop and we need people willing to price household articles that are donated, put articles on shelves, and straighten and fold. Workers would be able to either sit or stand. If you and a friend would be willing to come and try it once, we would certainly appreciate it!

Please call the shop to set up a day at 314-389-9970. We are open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm at 6701 W. Florissant in Jennings. It’s an enjoyable place to spend time and is a great opportunity to help raise funds for our charities, Lutheran Family and Children’s Services and two Retirement communities.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • November – “Giving Bags” at Schnucks (see above)
  • Nov. 12 – Open House for Prospective Families, 2-4 pm (see above)
  • Nov. 13 – Blood Drive, 9:00-2:00 (see above)
  • Nov. 14 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6:00 (see above)
  • 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.

Scripture Verse

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

Cross Copy Weekly – Nov. 3, 2017

Principal’s Posting

Integrity /inˈteɡrədē/
noun: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.

One of the most important virtues we teach at Lutheran North is the benefit and value of integrity. Christian author, Tim Elmore, shared his ideas about integrity in this blog post from February 2017, Growing Leaders. I really like this article because Elmore shares not only what integrity is, but also provides concrete suggestions about how we as adults can help develop integrity in our youth.

At the beginning of each school year, all students are issued a copy of Lutheran North’s Honor Code. Both parents and students sign the document affirming their commitment to the integrity of the school’s academic and social standards. We take the LHSN Honor Code very seriously because we know how important good, honest, hard work is to the development of healthy, well-rounded young adults. We are proud of our students who display great integrity and value establishing a life of integrity!

You can find the LHSN Honor Code (p. 7-9) and much more in the Student Handbook, which can be downloaded from onCampus or here. 


First in Speech & Debate

This past weekend, the LHSN Speech and Debate team competed at the first Greater St. Louis Speech Association at Ladue High School. Over the two-day tournament, freshman Timothy Proffitt won all four rounds of Lincoln-Douglas debate and placed first in the novice division.

Timothy and the rest of the team, freshmen Andrew McAnulty and Dominic Cammarata, and sophomore Nicholas Klotz, will be competing at the second GSL tournament Nov. 10-11 at Brentwood High School.


30 Leaders in their Thirties

North County Incorporated, Regional Development Association (NCI) recently named its 2017 30 Leaders in Their Thirties Leadership Award recipients. Each year, thirty rising professionals are recognized for making their mark in their careers and civic work in the North County area and are honored at a luncheon.

We are proud to say that Lutheran North Athletic Director, Jonathan Mueller, was one of this year’s honorees. Jon, a Lutheran North and Concordia University-Nebraska graduate, joined the LHSN faculty in 2011. He successfully balances roles as teacher, coach, and administrator and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Athletic Administration. Jon continues to be an effective leader and a blessing to LHSN and the North County community. We congratulate him on this honor.


Informative Field Trip

Students in Ms. Renaud’s PE and Safety Response class took a trip to Mid-American Transplant, where they were provided with a presentation regarding organ and tissue donations. After dressing in sterile gowns, the students were engaged in a tour of the facility. Class members who now understand the life-saving importance of being a donor include (pictured left to right): Kaylyn Seldon, Tieryn Minor, Edward Keith, Julianna Van Stratton, Alida Theard, Victoria Berger, Natashia Davis, Anthony Hampton, Heaven Davis, Michael Washington, Ryan Smith, and Marcus Smith.


Blankets for the Needy

Lutheran North is participating in a Blanket Drive sponsored by Kingdom State University. New or gently used blankets and/or sleeping bags can be dropped off by the office until Nov. 16. Your generosity will help warm the hearts and bodies of the less-fortunate. Thank you!


Save a Life Nov. 13

A Blood Drive will be held at LHSN on Monday, Nov. 13, 9:00-2:00. Students, parents, and faculty are encouraged to sign up. Parent-signed permission forms are required for 16-year-olds and are available in the office. Each donation can help save three lives! The Blood Drive is sponsored by National Honor Society.


Crusader Playoffs

Football – Lutheran North plays Trinity Catholic High School this evening (Friday, Nov. 3) to vie for the Class 2 District 2 Championship. Game time is 7:00. The MSHSAA admission price for this game is $7 for everyone. A large crowd is expected to attend, so arrive early to cheer on our Crusaders! Gates open at 4:30. Concessions will be available. If you are unable to be at the game, Prepcast Sports will be live streaming it here. Tonight’s game will also be streaming live on the KSDK.com sports page and will air on KPLR Channel 11 at 10 a.m. on SundayGo Big North!

Cross Country – Junior Isaac Stout and freshman Ellie Jander will represent the Crusader cross country team at the State Meet in Jeff City on Saturday, Nov. 4. Isaac had a 2nd place finish in the Class 2 District 2 Qualifying Meet, with Ellie finishing 8th. God’s speed, Crusaders!


ATTN: Junior Parents

Mark your calendar for the Junior Parent College Night scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Join us to learn all about the college search and application process.


‘Bags 4 My Cause’

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

We are excited for this year’s Auction and have some fabulous items up for bid, including:

°  “Hamilton” tickets at The Fabulous Fox
°  First pitch at a Cardinals game 
°  An X-Box
°  Yankees tickets
°  A custom tailored suit

Other exciting items to bid on include an Apple watch, Yeti cooler, Coach purses and Kendra Scott jewelry. We hope to see you there!

If you haven’t RSVP’d, be sure to purchase your Auction tickets!


Open House
Sunday, Nov. 12
2:00-4:00

Please spread the word to friends, neighbors, and co-workers! Invite them to come learn about Lutheran North, meet teachers and administrators, hear plans for a future Middle School, etc. Remember, word-of-mouth advertising is our most effective recruitment tool!


Christkindlmarkt

To be held at Grace Chapel Lutheran Church & School, 10015 Lance Drive (63137) on:

Dec. 1, 5:00-9:00
Music, food, hot beverages, and vendors for all your shopping needs.

Dec. 2, 11:00-5:00
Above plus children’s crafting tables, live nativity with petting zoo and pony rides, and a special service beginning at 4:00.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • November – “Giving Bags” at Schnucks (see above)
  • Nov. 7 – Jr. Parent College Night, 6:30 pm (see above)
  • Nov. 12 – Open House for Prospective Families, 2-4 pm (see above)
  • Nov. 13 – Blood Drive, 9:00-2:00 (see above)
  • 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.

Scripture Verse

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:9-10