Cross Copy Weekly – Jan. 5, 2018

Academic High Achievers

Mr. Ron Wittler, Registrar, has announced the first semester academic Honor Roll. A total of 47 Crusaders achieved a grade point average of 3.75 or above, with 70 students earning a GPA between 3.2 and 3.74. Congratulations to all the conscientious students listed here!


Crusaders Sign!

On Dec. 20, three Crusader football seniors signed Letters of Intent to play college football. Congratulations to these seniors on their accomplishments, both on the field and in the classroom, that will enable them to pursue their dream of playing college football. Pictured left to right are:

Donovan Marshall – Arkansas State University
Ronnie Perkins – University of Oklahoma
Devin Ruffin – Bowling Green University

Ronnie Perkins was recently named the Post-Dispatch All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year. Finishing the season with 85 tackles and 15 sacks, he was a dominant force on the field and deserving of this honor.

This year’s LHSN football team won their conference title (for the first time in 15 seasons) and went all the way to the Missouri Class 2 State Semifinals, where they lost 7-6 in a cold and wet defensive battle with Lamar. Any disappointment felt after that game should not diminish the thrilling, successful season enjoyed by the LHSN community. We commend the Crusader football coaches and players and wish them well in the future!


Re-enrollment

Currently, there is an issue with the Smart Tuition Contracts when you go in to re-enroll. “Smart” is aware of it and is working on the problem. We will let you know when the issue has been resolved and apologize for any inconvenience.

Financial Aid
“Smart Aid” IS working! It is very important that financial aid application be done as soon as possible. Remember that financial aid is awarded on a first come-first served basis and recipients must re-apply each year. Use your same login information as last year here.


TJ’s Pizza & Dessert Sale

Parents! Ask your students to show you the order form and letter that was sent home with them this week if you haven’t already seen it.

The LHSN Music Department is sponsoring a TJ’s Pizza, Dessert and Cookie Dough sale. We encourage you to share the form with your friends, family, and co-workers. Return the form – with payment – by Jan. 22. Checks should be payable to “LHSN.” Products should be picked up on Monday, Feb. 5, 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 will receive a $100 Amazon gift card! See the letter stapled to the form for details.


Project Graduation ’18

The school year is half over and that means graduation is approaching! We need parents to join in the fun of planning a superb celebration for our seniors.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6:00 p.m. in the Counseling Center. Come find out what is being planned!


Yeah, Crusader Basketball!

Congratulations to the Lady Crusaders who were the Champions of the St. Dominic Tournament Dec. 27-29!

Congratulations to the Crusader men who won the Consolation Championship at the 16-team MICDS Holiday Tournament on Dec. 29!

Check the basketball schedule here or in OnCampus and come watch some exciting games.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Jan. 10 – Senior Breakfast during Crusader Block
  • Jan. 15 – No School (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
  • Jan. 16 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6:00 pm (see above)
  • Jan. 17 – High School Transition Night #2 for Prospective Students & Parents, 7:00 pm
  • Jan. 20 – Mothers’ Club Meeting, 9:00 am
  • Jan. 22 – Deadline for TJ’s Orders
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“Wise Men from the east came to jerusalem, saying, ‘Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.'” Matt. 2:1-2

Cross Copy Weekly – Dec. 20, 2017

Principal’s Posting

CHRIST, OUR SAVIOR, IS BORN!
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, let us remember the reason He came to earth. “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor. 5:21). Jesus became what we are – human – so that we may become what He is – holy. There is no better reason to celebrate, give thanks, and share His love with family, friends, and neighbors! May God richly bless your Christmas celebration.


On behalf of the entire LHSN faculty and staff, thank you, parents, for your gracious gifts of food, effort, and dollars. The Christmas Breakfast was superb and the gift cards to Pasta House are so appreciated! We consider it a blessing to have the opportunity to work with each of your families. We pray that we will always serve you in a Christ-like way. Thank you, again, for this active way in which you show your support.


Students of the Month

Congratulations to the four Crusaders who are the December “Students of the Month.” Pictured left to right are:

Cole Lincoln (grade 12) was nominated by Miss Renaud, who wrote, “Cole is a tremendous addition to any class here at North. I have had the pleasure of teaching him in Recreational Sports and Games. He always brings a positive attitude to class and is constantly encouraging his classmates. Cole is also in my small group. He is quick to participate and answer any questions showcasing his Christian character. He is always willing to help with anything that needs to be done and often does so without being asked. During Faith in Action Day, Cole worked hard landscaping and building a butterfly garden. He was so efficient that the Director of the Thomas Dunn Learning Center interviewed him. The interview was then posted on social media which promoted Lutheran North and our mission to go out into our community and serve others. Cole has grown into a great young man and continually models the way for those around him.”

Grace Sprivey (grade 11) was nominated by Mr. Dixon, who wrote, “Grace is an excellent student in ACC Strategies. She always gets right to work as class begins, she contributes meaningfully to class discussions and seminars, and she works hard to ensure her essays are clearly written. Additionally, she displays a quiet kindness to her peers in the classroom and in the hallways. I have never heard her speak poorly of a teacher or student. She is a great example for other students in conduct and speech.”

Zach Lloyd (grade 10) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Zach is a member of my sophomore college-prep Chemistry class and currently has a 95% average as we approach the end of the semester. Zach is one of very few students to earn a perfect score on the three quizzes on naming compounds and writing chemical formulas. His test grades have been consistently in the middle and upper 90% range. He frequently answers questions in class and his responses are usually correct and informative for the rest of the class.” Mr. Langefeld added, “Zach is a hardworking student. He is honest and shows good character and integrity in his work. He is courteous and friendly. I enjoy having him in my class.”

Thiane Diop (grade 9), not pictured, was nominated by Mr. Dixon, who wrote, “Thiane is a talented and hardworking Freshman English student. During her first semester, she consistently completed all readings and assignments. She was a valuable addition to her Lord of the Flies group, and she performed her Romeo & Juliet parts with style and skill. Thiane addresses teachers respectfully, even if she is pointing out a problem. I was very impressed with how calmly and politely she brought up that I had been mispronouncing her name for weeks. It takes courage to speak up when a teacher makes a mistake, and I for one appreciate that she did.”


All-State Football

Congratulations to the following Crusaders named on Missouri Media All-State Class 2 teams. Selection was made by a panel of statewide media.

First Team Offense:
Canaan Brooks, senior
Jack Buford, junior

First Team Defense:
Ronnie Perkins, senior
Devin Ruffin, senior

Second Team Offense:
Donovan Marshall, senior
Tim Branneky, senior

Second Team Defense:
D’Vion Harris, junior


Holiday Tournaments

Both Crusader Varsity Basketball teams will participate in tournaments during Christmas Break. The Crusader men will play Liberty in the first round of the MICDS Holiday Tournament on Friday, Dec. 22, at 7:30 p.m. Sixteen teams are in the tournament, which continues Dec. 26-29. Here is the bracket.

The Lady Crusaders are seeded first in the eight-school St. Dominic Tournament Dec. 27-29. Lutheran North will play the eighth seed, St. Charles West, on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 9:00 a.m. Here is the bracket.

GO CRUSADERS!


Christmas Break

The LHSN office will be closed during the Christmas break.

The LHSA office (suite 103) will be open on Thursday, Dec. 21 and Tuesday, Jan. 2, and closed Dec. 22 through Jan. 1.

Please note: Report cards will be mailed to homes by Jan. 5. Please watch your mailbox after that date.


“Saved to Serve” Opportunity

The African Diaspora Council is sponsoring a service opportunity at Grace Lutheran Church-Pagedale on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 15, 2018. Grace Pagedale is in need of assistance to make a few building and cosmetic updates and the African Diaspora Council is lending a hand with financial support from Thrivent.

The plan is to remove and replace ceiling tiles and paint various locations at the church. Students who would like to help can earn Saved to Serve hours; parents and other family members are welcome! Here are the details:

Where:  Grace Lutheran Church-Pagedale, 1425 Ferguson Ave., 63133
When:    January 15, 2018
Time:     10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Lunch provided)
RSVP by Jan. 2:  Please click here to RSVP through Eventbrite
What to Wear:  Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or paint stained. Bring work gloves for ceiling tile removal.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Dec. 20 – Bump Set Smash Charity Volleyball Tournament, after finals
  • Dec. 21 thru Jan. 2 – Christmas Break
  • Jan. 3 – School Resumes

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

Scripture Verse

“For Unto You is Born This Day in the City of David a Savior, Who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11

Cross Copy Weekly – Dec. 15, 2017

Please Re-enroll Now!

It is very important that re-enrollment for 2018-2019 be completed as soon as possible. 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 taking care of this now, you will save money ($500) and really help us to plan staffing, etc. for next year. Thank you for your prompt cooperation! (For help logging into OnCampus, call the LHSN office, 314-389-3100.)

Financial Aid
If you intend to apply for financial aid, that application must also be done as soon as possible. Remember that financial aid is awarded on a first come-first served basis and recipients must re-apply each year. Use the same login information as last year here.


Chamber of Commerce
Student of the Month

Congratulations to senior Ronnie Perkins on being selected as a Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce “Student of the Month” because of his achievements as a Crusader.


Crusaders on KFUO Radio

Lutheran radio station KFUO (850 AM) has a daily broadcast called Faith ‘n’Family (10-11 a.m. weekdays). Lutheran North students were again invited to participate in a live broadcast regarding food. A representative from the National Dairy Council brought recipes and samples of healthy winter treats, which our kids tasted and critiqued.

Accompanying Principal Tim Brackman on the broadcast were Kaitlyn Schuh, Taylor Robinson, Taylor Ross, and Isaiah Azubuike. The kids enjoyed the experience, learned some “new” foods, and represented LHSN very well.


LHSN Robotics Update

On Saturday, Dec. 9, the LHSN Robotics Tea competed in a meet at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood along with other teams from a variety of schools, both large and small. Each team competed in 5 matches and Lutheran North won four of theirs. Out of 15 rounds of competition, the highest score of the day was posted by the alliance of LHSN and Living Water Academy in round 7 with 155 points. By the end of the day, Lutheran North was ranked fourth in the 12-team field, giving the team 14 Qualification Points and 282 Ranking Points so far. Students representing the Crusaders were Dominic Cammarata, Nate Laesch, Ted Laesch, Chloe Liu, Carl Walker, and Tony Walker.

The team will compete again in a Qualifier Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Selvidge Middle School against 35 other teams. A good showing there will place the team in the East Conference Qualifier the following weekend.

The Crusader team currently is ranked third out of 94 teams in the Northeastern Conference. WAY TO GO, CRUSADERS!


It’s Not Too Late!

Thank you to everyone who has responded to the request for donations for the Faculty/Staff Breakfast and Christmas gift. Donations are still being accepted in the main office.

This small token of appreciation is a nice way to say “thank you” to teachers. The Crusader Mothers’ Club would like every family to participate. Donations can be cash or check, payable to “Lutheran North.”


Play Date!

Mrs. Sanders’ Child Development Class recently planned and executed a “play date” for preschool and younger kids. The assignment involved setting up several different play areas in the gym and joining the little ones in various activities for one hour. A total of 8 children attended. It was hard to tell who actually had the most fun… the big kids or the small ones!

  

 


Study Jam a Success!

TREND sponsored our first school Study Jam last night with approximately 115 students in attendance for group study, tutoring, quiet study, snacks, and comfort dogs! It was a great evening! Thanks to any and all who assisted. #studyhard #it’snevertooearlytostudy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Finals Schedule

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.

Monday, Dec. 18 – 8:00-1:01 (Blocks 1, 2, 3)
Tuesday, Dec. 19 – 8:00-1:01 (Blocks 4, 5, 6)
Wednesday, Dec. 20 – 8:00-11:27 (Blocks 7, 8)

No lunches will be served on these days and no after school supervision will be provided. Thank you for arranging for your student to be able to leave at dismissal time.


Christmas Break

The LHSN office will be closed during the Christmas break.

The LHSA office (suite 103) will be open on Thursday, Dec. 21 and Tuesday, Jan. 2, and closed Dec. 22 through Jan. 1.


“Saved to Serve” Opportunity

The African Diaspora Council is sponsoring a service opportunity at Grace Lutheran Church-Pagedale on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 15, 2018. Grace Pagedale is in need of assistance to make a few building and cosmetic updates and the African Diaspora Council is lending a hand with financial support from Thrivent.

The plan is to remove and replace ceiling tiles and paint various locations at the church. Students who would like to help can earn Saved to Serve hours; parents and other family members are welcome! Here are the details:

Where:  Grace Lutheran Church-Pagedale, 1425 Ferguson Ave., 63133
When:    January 15, 2018
Time:     10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Lunch provided)
RSVP by Jan. 2:  Rayo Animashaun  rayo.animashaun@gmail.com  or  314-345-0596.
What to Wear:  Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or paint stained. Bring work gloves for ceiling tile removal.

(Flyer here)


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Dec. 18-20 – Finals, Early Dismissal (see above)
  • 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
  • Jan. 3 – School Resumes

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

Scripture Verse

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel..” Isaiah 7:14

Cross Copy Weekly – Dec. 8, 2017

Principal’s Posting

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-enroll Now

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!”


LHSN Robotics

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.


Cake Wars

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.


World Quest

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!


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!


Finals Schedule

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.


Recruitment/Admissions

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.

Scripture Verse

“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