E-learning Days – Winter is upon us and with it comes the possibility of inclement weather and school closings. But, thanks to technology, learning can still happen even when students and faculty cannot be in the school building. Lutheran North is one of the only schools in the St. Louis area to offer virtual E-learning days. E-learning days last from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and virtual attendance is mandatory. Students will receive a link to the attendance form via their school email account and are required to check in by 9:00 a.m. E-learning days are considered official school days; absences and tardies are recorded and counted. Uniforms are not required!
Just like a normal school day, students are expected to complete all assigned tasks, discussions, and activities by the assigned deadline. Consequently, students should always have their iPad and school materials at home each night to be prepared.
Whether or not we have school during inclement weather depends on several factors. If it is already apparent the evening before, we may have an E-learning day. Otherwise, we may 1) have no school, 2) start at 9:30 a.m., or 3) dismiss early. Typically, weather-related decisions will be announced in several ways. A phone blast will be sent to families and television stations notified. As time permits, email and text message blasts, as well as website updates will also follow.
Note: Some TV stations do not have the ability to display the E-learning day information, so be sure LHSN has your phone and email contact info up-to-date.
Let it snow… we’re ready!
Re-enrollment for 2018-2019 is now open and the process is 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. By doing this soon, you will save money ($500) and really help us to plan staffing, etc. for next year. Thank you for your prompt cooperation.
If you need assistance re-enrolling and/or applying for financial aid, Ms. Becky Kammeier will be available to help on Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 4-7 p.m. in room 216.
Faculty Serves up Pancakes!
Once each month, LHSN seniors are treated to donuts, but today they were served delicious pancakes and sausage made by their very own teachers and administrators. The faculty members enjoyed serving the students and the kids appreciated the yummy breakfast.
Recognized at the breakfast for displaying leadership characteristics during the past month were seniors Ray Pollvogt, Diamond Young, Chloe Liu, Allie Johnston, Jack Krone, Lily Kate Burreson, Jackson Ye, Paige Liszewski, and Keeley Kl0tzer (not pictured). Thank you, Crusaders, for “enabling others to act!”
Last Saturday the LHSN Robotics Team competed against 11 other high schools in a meet at McCluer High School. Teams represented Burroughs, Eureka, Grandview, Hazelwood Central, Lafayette, Parkway South, Ritenour, and Warrenton. Competition involves random pairing of two teams in an alliance against two other teams.
Each team competed in 5 matches. Lutheran North won three of their matches. By the end of the day, Lutheran North was ranked 3rd in the 12 team field with 6 Qualification Points and 168 Ranking Points. Students representing the Crusaders were Johnny Hipenbecker, Nate Laesch, Ted Laesch, Chloe Liu, Carl Walker, and Tony Walker. Faculty advisors are John Kersten and Rich Langefeld.
The team will compete again on Saturday, Dec. 9, at St. Louis Community College–Wildwood in a 12 team meet including CBC, Lafayette, Living Water Academy, Oakville, Owensville, and Rockwood Summit.
Happiness is a Warm Blanket
The Lutheran North National Honor Society was awarded three Thrivent grants to purchase the necessary materials to make blankets for Children’s Hospital. Last Friday, students, teachers, and parents worked together to complete 20 snuggly blankets! The blankets will be delivered to the hospital before Christmas break. Thanks to all who contributed to this great project that will wrap a sick child in love and warmth.
The Crusader Foods I class put their creativity, competitive natures, and culinary skills to the test last week as students participated in “Cake Wars” – Crusader style. Faculty members served as judges and enjoyed seeing and tasting the variety of offerings. Mrs. Sanders was pleased with everyone’s level of enthusiasm for this assignment. All the students did a wonderful job!
The winner was “Ninja Turtle” (pictured above) by CJ Robinson, Justen Richardson, Bryce Oliver, and Chris Childs. Runner-up was “Christmas Present” (with a surprise inside!) by Victoria Chandler, Ellie Jander, Courtney Wittler, and Brittany David.
On Nov. 30, four Crusaders competed in the 16th Annual World Quest Quiz Bowl at Webster University. Ed Keith, Chloe Liu, Jonah Koch and Jack Krone represented Lutheran North. The team scored 37 points and finished 11th of the more than 30 schools that were entered. This was a best-ever finish for the Crusaders in the contest! Chloe was also on last year’s team that scored a best-ever Crusader score of 53 as they finished 12th overall.
It’s Not Too Late!
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! Donations can be cash of check payable to LHSN and submitted in the office.
Project Graduation ’18
NO MEETING on Dec. 12. The next PG ’18 meeting will be Jan. 16 at 6:00. Please plan to attend!
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!
Regular first semester classes end next Friday, Dec. 15. Please note that the three days of finals, Dec. 18, 19, and 20 are different from the normal schedule. Classes begin each day at 8:00. It is especially important for students to be in class on time in order to have the full class period for testing.
Three classes will meet on Monday and on Tuesday with dismissal both days at 1:01. Wednesday, with only two classes, will dismiss at 11:27. No lunches will be served those three days and no after school supervision will be provided. Please arrange for your student to be picked up at dismissal time.
Please Note: All fines and fees must be paid by Friday, Dec. 15 in order to take finals. Students have received written notices of anything owed. Please call the school office with any questions.
Do you have or know any 8th graders? NOW is the time to complete admission to LHSN for next year!
Call Becky Kammeier at 314-833-2942 with questions or to refer a prospective family.
Upcoming Events & Reminders
- Dec. 11 – Play Date in Child Development Class, 10:15-11:15 (see above)
- Dec. 12 – Re-enrollment/Financial Aid Application Assistance, 4-7 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, Noon-2:00
- Dec. 20 – Faculty/Staff Appreciation Breakfast (see above)
- Dec. 20 – Bump, Set, Smash Charity Volleyball Tournament, after finals
- Dec. 21 thru Jan. 2 – Christmas Break
For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13