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 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.”
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
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.
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 –
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.
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 email@example.com or 314-833-2958 with any questions.
Finals Study Jam –
Thursday, Dec. 14,
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!
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, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.