Hoops Classic – Feb. 3
Join us for the annual Hoops Classic on Saturday, February 3rd at Missouri Baptist University! The Lutheran North basketball teams will go head-to-head with Lutheran South to decide which school gets to keep the coveted Helmet Trophy.
There will be shooting contests, a t-shirt cannon and other fun giveaways for the fans! Be sure to check out the custom Snapchat filter when you take pictures at the event. Admission is FREE for all students. Adult admission is $5. (Booster passes are not accepted at this event.)
Come cheer on the Crusaders:
2:00 Freshman Boys
3:30 JV Boys
5:00 Varsity Girls
7:00 Varsity Boys
Alumni are invited to visit the alumni hospitality deck for complimentary refreshments. Spirit wear will be for sale, and babysitting will be available for younger children during the varsity games. See you there!
Second semester teacher conferences will be Tuesday, Feb. 27, between 1:00 and 8:00. Parents of students who are experiencing any difficulty in class(es) are especially encouraged to request conference time with the respective teacher(s). Parents who have students with failing grades are expected to make appointments with the teachers of those classes. Current grade status is always available through OnCampus.
Appointments must be made in advance by using the link at the end of this article to access an electronic form. Please note that conferences must be requested by Feb. 12.
After conferences are requested, we will schedule appointments. An appointment postcard giving time and room location of conferences will be mailed to homes on Feb. 20. Watch for it in your mailbox!
School will be dismissed at 12:00 on Feb. 27, following the ACT test for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. (Seniors do not have school that day.) Athletic practices will generally be held immediately following dismissal. Please make arrangements or your student(s) to be taken home.
To sign up for conferences, click here.
Students of the Month
Congratulations to these four Crusaders who are the January “Students of the Month” and pictured left to right as follows:
Ray Pollvogt (grade 12) was nominated by Mr. Dixon, who wrote, “Ray is one of the hardest-working, thoughtful, and generous students in the school. In class, Ray is always prepared with insightful commentary and profound real-world connections from our readings. Outside of class, Ray is always working to make Lutheran North the great place that it is. Whether it is helping with spirit week and the tedious work of setting up and taking down decorations for dances or assisting students and teachers when they need help, Ray is the first to volunteer. This past weekend, Ray worked behind the scenes to make sure the spelling bee ran smoothly – it would not have been the success it was without Ray’s hard work.”
Jasmine Bibby (grade 10) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Jasmine is a member of my sophomore Chemistry class. She currently has a 99% average. She has done a great job on three quizzes involving naming substances and providing formulas for substances. This is an essential skill before moving on to more areas of Chemistry. Jasmine has a tremendously solid foundation and will be successful in future chapters. She scored a 103% on the last test by completing all the questions and correctly answering an extra credit question.” Mrs. Roth added, “Jasmine is doing a great job in Honors Geometry. She joined the class at the start of second semester. Although it’s not an easy class, much less easy to join in the middle of it, she has risen to the challenge. Her work is done in a very thoughtful and thorough manner. She is willing to put worth extra effort and her grade reflects that effort! She is a hard working student and a blessing to my class.”
Zach Molden (grade 9) was nominated by Mrs. Storm. Mr. Dixon wrote, “Zach is a dedicated student in freshman English. I know I can always count on Zach to be prepared in class. I especially appreciate Zach’s willingness to ask clarifying questions that other students might benefit from but don’t want to ask themselves. He really wants to be sure that he and his classmates can succeed in class. Zach is also kind to his classmates and polite to all staff members. He is a great example for his peers to emulate.” Mrs. Roth added, “Zach has an excellent grasp of the Algebra concepts we covered. He worked to have perfection on every single assignment, in addition to the quizzes and tests. His effort and time spent working to such a high level are admirable and will serve him well the rest of his academic career.”
Joey Jolly (grade 11) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Joey is a member of my Organic Chemistry class and has an average of 97%. He did a great job on the chapter 1 test and had a perfect score on a major quiz involving naming and drawing hydrocarbon molecules. He sometimes offers insights as we discuss homework. That is very helpful to me as I teach the class. Joey has impressed me with his responsibility and ethics. He always takes full ownership of situations and strives to make things work out in a positive fashion. I enjoy having him in my class.”
Student Help Opportunities
Second semester is well underway and we want it to be a successful one for all of our Crusader students. Sometimes, that means getting a little extra help. We provide several options for students to receive help.
The Media Center is open from 7:45-3:30 on Mondays, 7:30-3:30 Tuesday-Thursday, and 7:30-3:00 on Fridays. Students can also use the Media Center during academic lab if they get a pass ahead of time.
Miss Bork will have the computer lab, room 214, open for quiet study on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:10-4:15. Students are welcome to come and get help, study, and use the computers.
Individual teachers also have office hours either before or after school when they are available to help students. Remind your student to check the sign outside of each classroom for office hours. If you are dropping off your student early or picking them up late for extra help, and want to make sure they are connecting with teachers, you can always follow up with an email.
Black History Month at LHSN
In celebration of Black History Month, Lutheran High School North has organized several events to honor the achievements, accomplishments and culture of African Americans.
Each Thursday in February, the Black History Council will lead an assembly featuring student performances by the Gospel Choir and Praise Dance Ministry, a guest speaker, interactive skits, and a trivia game.
On Thursday, Feb. 15, join us for our fundraiser at 4:30 in the school cafeteria to watch the film Hidden Figures.
Lastly, the second annual Black History Month Expo will be held Thursday, Feb. 22 and will honor the multifaceted contributions of writers, artists, and musicians of the Harlem Renaissance. Please plan to attend!
Parents with students currently in the school need to use their EXISTING Smart account’s username and password to complete the re-enrollment process through OnCampus. Please do NOT open a new account, as that creates problems with your financial records.
Again, it is to your advantage to take care of this NOW. Call the office if you need assistance. Thank you!
Crusader Travel Plans
It’s time to start planning the 2019 Crusader International Trip and we’d love for you to join us! We’ll be traveling to Montreal and Quebec City to experience the culture, see the sights, and enjoy the food.
Join us this coming Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 in room 222 to learn more about this exciting opportunity. Students, graduates, and parents are welcome to participate. Contact Kristin Bork if you have questions or are interested, but cannot attend the meeting. To view a trip brochure, click here.
Here is the Crusader group who traveled in 2017 to France, Switzerland, and Austria.
Family Bowling Night!
Sunday, Feb. 18, 7:00-10:00 pm
Crest Bowl, 650 N. New Florissant Rd.
UNLIMITED BOWLING & SHOES
Advance $12 ticket required
Purchase tickets in the main office
Sponsored by Project Graduation ’18
Upcoming Opportunities to Support Project Graduation!
Dine at Raising Cane’s, 2800 N. Highway 67, on Monday, Feb. 26 between 4:00 and 10:00 p.m. and they will donate 15% of the proceeds.
Eat at the Panera Bread Co. on North Lindbergh on Wednesday, Feb. 28 between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. and the company will donate 20% of the proceeds to Project Graduation.
This is a fun and easy way to support the end-of-the-year event for our graduating seniors, so please consider making the week of Feb. 26 an “eat out” week.
Mothers’ Club February Meeting
TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 7:00 pm
Kathy Carlson Haake will share with us how to utilize essential oils to improve mood and reduce stress!
All ladies… Moms, Grandmoms, Aunts, Sisters, Alumni… are welcome to be a part of LHSN Mothers’ Club. We need you, ladies! Mothers’ Club does several fundraisers a year and dues are $5 per year. With those funds, we are able to provide meals, treats, activities for faculty, staff and students. Please consider supporting and or joining this awesome group of women! We have several activities this spring; come and enjoy!!!
The Golden Paddle Auction will be Friday, April 13. We are looking for donations for auction items and attendance prices. Mark your calendars and join us.
For more information on Mothers’ Club, please contact me at (314)323-7547…we would love to get to know you!
–Georgia Rossel, President
Upcoming Events & Reminders
- Feb. 3 – Hoops Classic @ Missouri Baptist University (see above)
- Feb. 7 – International Trip Meeting, 6:30 pm (see above)
- Feb. 9 – Senior Breakfast, 7:15 am
- Feb. 10 – Winter Dance, 7-10 pm
- Feb. 12 – Deadline to sign up for PT Conference (see above)
- Feb. 15 – “Hidden Figures” shown in Cafeteria (see above)
- Feb. 16 & 19 – NO SCHOOL
- Feb. 18 – Family Bowling Night, 7-10 pm (see above)
- Feb. 20 – Crusader Mothers’ Club, 7 pm (see above)
- Feb. 22 – Black History Month Expo (see above)
- Feb. 26 – Raising Cane’s Fundraiser (see above)
- Feb. 27 – ACT Testing Day 8:00-12:00; No school for seniors; Parent/Teacher Conferences by appointment 1:00-8:00 pm (see above)
- Feb. 28 – Panera’s Fundraiser (see above)
For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.