Cross Copy Weekly – Feb. 2, 2018

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!

For those of you unable to be at MBU, the two varsity games will be broadcast live, thanks to the generosity of Commercial Bank! Here are the links: Girls (5:00), Boys (7:00).


Parent/Teacher Conferences

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!


Re-enrollment Info

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.

For Panera you will need to print out or show an electronic version of this flyer to the cashier.  At Cane’s, just mention the fundraiser.


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.

Scripture Verse

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17

Cross Copy Weekly – Jan. 26, 2018

Parent/Teacher Conferences

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.


Crusader Nation will gear up for the Crusader-Lancer Hoops Classic with a rousing Spirit Week and we hope all Crusaders participate! Following are the guidelines for the week. Students are reminded to always keep dress appropriate for our school.

Monday – Class by Color Day (9-Brown, 10-Purple, 11-White, 12-Black)
Tuesday – Meme Day
Wednesday – Jersey Day
Thursday – Dynamic Duo Day
Friday – Olympic Day (9-Jamaica, 10-India, 11-Nigeria, 12-USA)

Spirit Points will be awarded to everyone who wears the appropriate theme attire and checks in with StuCo in the morning before class. Pictures will be taken of those wishing to compete for the daily Spirit Award. The class that earns the most points will get ice cream at a lunch.

A Pep Rally at the end of the school day on Friday will recognize all the winter sports teams. GO CRUSADERS!


It’s Still All About Jesus.

Lutheran North celebrated National Lutheran Schools Week in a variety of ways, each emphasizing the center of our faith and life – our Savior, Jesus Christ. On Tuesday, each Small Devotion Group made a poster describing Jesus, using the letters of His name (as pictured). On Wednesday we celebrated the special people that God places in our lives. Pajama Day, Thursday, emphasized that Jesus is the heart – and comfort – of our homes. Today we wore sunglasses to “focus” on Jesus!

The LHSN community is thankful for Lutheran Schools, where we are free to celebrate our faith. We also thank God for all of the people who support Lutheran schools, which includes YOU!


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. There will be babysitting available for younger children during the varsity games.


Women in Econ News

This past Tuesday eight business-minded students took a trip to the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank for the Young Women in Economic Careers Event. The morning was centered around VIEW, which stands for Valuing, Inspiring, and Encouraging Women to pursue careers commonly held by men that involve economics.

A “Barbie in the Work Force” activity demonstrated how Mattel has created a plethora of workforce Barbies over the years and how those relate to jobs held by women and other prominent gender shifts (i.e. athletes, presidential candidates, etc.). A panel of Federal Reserve employees shared career stories and answered questions afterwards. Jewel McDaniels, the manager of guest services at the FED, was the panel moderator and she informed the room that she had a close connection to LHSN, since she is an alum (c/o ’95). After all the questions were answered, everyone had time to make connections over a fabulous lunch.

The Crusader ladies who took advantage of this opportunity are pictured above: Allie Johnston, Abigail Moore, Bola Animashaun, Zairai Moore, Jessica Hines, Jordyn White, Shannon Ambler, and Erin King.


A Good Start, but….!

About half of our families have re-enrolled for next school year, for which we are very thankful! However, we really need the rest to follow through with this simple process as soon as possible!

Because of some changes in our policies, it is to your advantage to re-enroll NOW. At this time, NO re-enrollment fee is charged. Later, a $500 late fee will be incurred. Secondly, there is no longer a 10-month tuition payment plan. Therefore, all payments for 2018-2019 will begin in June. A late re-enrollment would mean having to “double-up” payments. Thirdly, only students who are re-enrolled can sign up for classes for next year.

PLEASE do not wait! We want all current students to return to LHSN! Simply log into your OnCampus account and fill out the contract. Please call the office if you need assistance.


Junior Parents!

Please mark April 30 as the Junior Leadership Retreat, held at Camp Wartburg in Illinois. Juniors will need to be at LHSN by 7:15 that Monday morning and will return at 5:30 pm. Watch for more details to be mailed to homes.


TOMORROW! Beat the winter blues with an adults-only field trip to Fast Eddie’s!

In case you missed the opportunity to sign up at the auction, you can still join the fun on Saturday, Jan. 27. Hop on a bus at 3:00 p.m. at Lutheran North to head to Alton. On the ride over, you can enjoy beverages and snacks provided by your host, Chris Solomon. At Fast Eddies, we’ll catch live music together and you can treat yourself to some legendary cheap eats (Fat Eddie Burger, Big Elwood on a Stick) and cold beverages to match the temperature outside. Your bus driver will return you back to campus by 9 p.m. No permission slips needed! Just sign up by clicking this link. Space is limited.


A final word on influenza and cold symptoms to assist you with any questions you may have!


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 Events & Reminders

  • Jan. 26-27 – Lutheran Elementary Music Festival & Academic Fair
  • Jan. 27 – Adult Field Trip to Fast Eddie’s, 3:00 (see above)
  • Jan. 29-Feb. 2 – Spirit Week (see above)
  • Feb. 3 – Hoops Classic @ Missouri Baptist University (see above)
  • Feb. 9 – Senior Breakfast, 7:15 am
  • Feb. 10 – Winter Dance, 7-10 pm
  • Feb. 16 & 19 – NO SCHOOL
  • Feb. 18 – Family Bowling Night, 7-10 pm (see above)
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

Cross Copy Weekly – Jan. 19, 2018

Principal’s Posting

The LHSN Café offers multiple options for our students to choose from at lunchtime. Food Service Consultants daily provides a salad bar, soup, a hot vegetable, and chicken, burgers, wraps, pizza, or other type of entré. The month’s menus are always posted on OnCampus for everyone to see.

Students are certainly welcome to bring lunch, or partial lunch, from home and are permitted to store it in the refrigerator in the school kitchen.

What has become a fairly common occurrence, however, is that parents are bringing restaurant food in for their students, and students are electronically ordering food to be delivered to LHSN. These practices can pose several problems. Since we have 3 different lunch periods, delivered food often sits on the counter and has time to cool/warm. Restaurant deliveries are hardly ever prompt and sometimes don’t arrive until the end of the lunch period. The matter of payment and tipping is also problematic, and it takes office time to find and notify students about their delivered lunches.

While a special lunch for a student on a birthday, for instance, is permissible, we would really like to discourage lunch deliveries from happening frequently. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation.


Have You Re-enrolled Your Student?

If not, we urge you to complete the re-enrollment process NOW. Simply log into your OnCampus account, where you will see a contract notification. All you need to do is open the contract and fill it out. NO RE-ENROLLMENT FEE will be charged AT THIS TIME. Taking care of this now will save you $500 and help us plan for next year. Thank your your prompt cooperation!


National Lutheran Schools Week

Lutheran North, along with 2,300 other Lutheran Schools across the country, will celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week Jan. 22-26. This year’s celebration centers on the theme “It’s Still All About Jesus.” Each day has a focus and will include special events and dress codes as follows:

Monday – Jesus is the Message of Scripture – Water bottles for students
Tuesday – Jesus is the Truth of the Reformation – Small Group activity
Wednesday – Jesus is the Mission of the School and Church – Seniors’ Special Persons Day
Thursday – Jesus is the Heart of the Home – Pajama Day & Special Giveaway
Friday – Jesus is the Focus of our Life – Sunglasses Day

In addition, the theme will be emphasized through announcements, daily devotions, chapel messages, and special activities during Small Group time. Throughout the Lutheran North community, “It’s still all about Jesus!”

Please note that on Wednesday, Jan. 24, seniors are invited, with their Special Persons, to breakfast in the cafeteria at 7:30. The special chapel service will be 8:30-9:10 and seniors will return to their regular classes afterwards.


Hoops Classic – Feb. 3

Be sure to join us as we continue a Crusader Tradition! In the spirit of the day of basketball games vs. Lutheran South, held for many years in the field house at Concordia Seminary, this year’s Crusader-Lancer Hoops Classic will be at Missouri Baptist University and hosted by LHSN.

Mark your calendars for a day of great competition and fun on Saturday, Feb. 3, at MBU, 1 College Park Drive (63141), I-64 exit 24.

Come cheer on the Crusaders:
2:00     Freshman Boys
3:30     JV Boys
5:00     Varsity Girls
7:00     Varsity Boys

Adult admission for the entire day is $5; high school and younger are FREE! Support your teams, enjoy concessions, meet old friends, and be a part of Hoops Classic!


DEADLINE Monday!
TJ’s Pizza & Dessert Sale

The LHSN Music Department is sponsoring a TJ’s Pizza, Dessert and Cookie Dough sale. Students have been given an order form and instruction letter. If you haven’t seen it, ask your student!

We encourage you to share the form with your friends, family, and co-workers. Return the form – with payment – by Monday, 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. Be sure to include your name and phone number on the front of the order form, and list your free product choices also on the front. A printable order form can be accessed here.


Mothers’ Club – Tomorrow!

LHSN Mothers’ Club will host our first meeting of 2018 on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 9:00. Come join us for a light snack (bring your own beverage). We will have a business meeting to discuss upcoming events and then hear from Allison Harris, who is with Thrivent Financial, a 501c3, Faith Based Fortune 500 Company. Allison is going to share how Thrivent can benefit LHSN and ourselves personally thru financial management, Action Teams, and Choice dollars. Allison is funny and passionate about her mission. Please come and help give her a warm LHSN welcome.

As for me, I’ve missed everyone dearly! This year is speeding by!
Georgia Rossel, Mothers’ Club President


Junior Parents!

A reminder that the ACT test payment of $46 is due by Friday, Jan. 26.


Nurse’s Notes

It is that time of year again – the cold and flu season. Please remember to provide your student with the necessary over-the-counter cold and cough medicine for relief of their symptoms before coming to school. The school does not carry medicine for relief of cold symptoms, or cough medicine. If a student would require a repeat dose of the medicine while at school, school policy requires that the medication be brought to the Health Room in the manufacturer’s original packaging with a written note from the parent/guardian giving the nurse consent to administer the medication as indicated on the label.

Also, please review the school medication policy in the LHSN Handbook (see OnCampus), which does NOT allow students to carry and self-administer any medication while at school, unless the medication is for emergency treatment of asthma and anaphylaxis when a physician has provided a written treatment plan. The school stocks generic Tylenol, Ibuprofen, an antacid, and cough drops to be administered by the school nurse upon permission granted by the parent/guardian.

A student may not attend school with a temperature greater than 100 degrees. A student may return to school after he/she has been fever free (temperature less than 100 degrees), without fever reducing medication (i.e. Tylenol, Ibuprofen) for 24 hours.

Thank you for adhering to these policies. And remember, “Wash your hands and say your prayers, because Jesus and germs are everywhere!”


Beat the winter blues with an adults-only field trip to Fast Eddie’s!

In case you missed the opportunity to sign up at the auction, you can still join the fun on Saturday, Jan. 27. Hop on a bus at 3:00 p.m. at Lutheran North to head to Alton. On the ride over, you can enjoy beverages and snacks provided by your host, Chris Solomon. At Fast Eddies, we’ll catch live music together and you can treat yourself to some legendary cheap eats (Fat Eddie Burger, Big Elwood on a Stick) and cold beverages to match the temperature outside. Your bus driver will return you back to campus by 9 p.m. No permission slips needed! Just sign up by clicking this link. Space is limited.


Trivia at Atonement

Atonement Friends of Lutheran North will host their annual Trivia Night at the Lutheran Church of the Atonement, 1285 N. New Florissant Road, on Saturday, Jan 27. Doors open at 6:30 and trivia starts at 7:00. Come and enjoy a night of trivia, raffles and contests. A table of 10 people is $200, individuals are $25; this includes drinks, light snacks and a whole lot of fun. This year we are planning on having childcare available, so let us know if you are interested when you reserve your spot. For more information or to reserve your table please contact Matt Koch (838-1725 or plaidshoes@sbcglobal.net)


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Jan. 20 – Mothers’ Club Meeting, 9:00 am (see above)
  • Jan. 22 – Deadline for TJ’s Orders (see above)
  • Jan. 22-26 – National Lutheran Schools Week (see above)
  • Jan. 26 – Juniors’ ACT Payment Due (see above)
  • Jan. 26-27 – Lutheran Elementary Music Festival & Academic Fair
  • Jan. 27 – Adult Field Trip to Fast Eddie’s, 3:00 (see above)
  • Jan. 27 – Trivia Night at Atonement, 6:30 (see above)
  • Jan. 29-Feb. 2 – Spirit Week
  • Feb. 3 – Hoops Classic @ Missouri Baptist University (see above)
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

Cross Copy Weekly – Jan. 12, 2018

Principal’s Posting

Great news – parents paying private school tuition can now save some money!

Because of the federal tax overhaul passed last month, parents are now allowed a state tax deduction for private school tuition. State-sponsored 529 college savings plans can now be used to also pay kindergarten through high school private school expenses.

Parents would be wise to have a 529 plan, which is free and easy to open. They can simply deposit money they were going to spend on tuition anyway, get an automatic state tax deduction (up to $8,000 a year), and withdraw funds tax-free.

We realize parents must sacrifice and work very hard to meet necessary tuition requirements, and we greatly appreciate all our parents’ commitment to LHSN. It is our hope that this tax relief will be beneficial to many of our families!

The complete article recently published in the Post Dispatch regarding the tax change can be found here.


Re-enrollment Up and Running!

The glitch in the system has been fixed, so we urge you to complete the re-enrollment process NOW if you have not already done so. Simply log into your OnCampus account, where you will see a contract notification. All you need to do is open the contract and fill it out. NO RE-ENROLLMENT FEE will be charged AT THIS TIME. Taking care of this now will save you $500 and help us plan for next year. Thank your your prompt cooperation!


Chamber of Commerce
Student of the Month

Congratulations to senior Keeley Klotzer on being selected as a Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce “Student of the Month” because of her achievements as a Crusader. Keeley, along with students from Parkway North and Pattonville, was honored at a luncheon held at Spazio’s in Westport on Jan. 10.


Crusaders in HiSTEP

Nine Crusaders spent the day Thursday being trained in HiSTEP (High School taught Education Program) through the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA). The students learned to make presentations on topics such as drugs, alcohol, friendships, decision-making, bullying, etc. Now ready to go out and speak to our Lutheran elementary schools and assist in DARE presentations are new program graduates: Tyra Booker, Greg Carr, Joshua Gray, Alexa Halliburton, Jack Krone, Zach Lloyd, Donovan Marshall, Taylor Ross, and Jalen White.

Advanced HiSTEP training was given by NCADA to Shannon Ambler, Adia Buford, Lily Kate Burreson, Jessica Hines, Keeley Klotzer, Zairia Moore, Rayonna Pollvogt, Rebecca Roth, Grace Sprivey, and Alida Theard. These returning students will now serve as group leaders in the program. LHSN is proud of all our HiSTEP students!


Alumni Return

At the Senior Breakfast held Wednesday during Crusader Block, an alumni panel of 2017 grads shared wisdom and answered questions about college life. Nothing like first-hand info for our soon-to-be college freshmen!
The grads on the panel were Ashleigh Adams, Joel Brutlag, Ellen Cain, Morgan DiMercurio, Taylor Ewing, Phil Irving, Frankie Isaac, Dallis Johnson, Grayson Knight, Nathan McBride, Raven Moore, and Kyra Morris. We thank them for graciously giving their time. It was great to see them!

The Difference between a Restricted iPad versus an Unrestricted iPad

All Lutheran North students are issued an iPad to use during their time as a student. These devices are a great educational tool and help to provide an optimum learning experience by allowing our students to use 21st century technology both in and out of the classroom.  However, there are times that iPads can be a distraction, and Lutheran North provides safeguards to help assist students and parents when the iPad distracts from learning.

Did you know that Lutheran North monitors your student’s grades on a consistent basis? Every three weeks from the start of the semester, students’ grades are evaluated to see which students aren’t performing to their greatest potential. Any student who has two or more D grades or one F grade will have his/her iPad restricted. When a student is put on iPad restriction, all unnecessary apps, as well as the App Store, are removed from the iPad. Unnecessary apps are applications that are not needed for your child’s education – games, Snapchat, Instagram, etc. Removing the App Store prevents your child from re-downloading apps that have been removed or downloading new apps. Your child will remain on restriction until an evaluation determines his/her grades have improved. At any point during the school year you, as a parent, may request that your child’s iPad be placed on restriction, especially if you feel your child isn’t using the iPad in an appropriate manner. To do this, please call Mr. Wenger, Dean of Students.

Please note: when your child’s iPad is placed on restriction, he/she can still use all the apps needed for classes and can still access the internet and email.

Since the start of the school year in August, all LN freshmen were placed on iPad restriction for the entire semester. This was done to help acclimate your child to using his/her iPad with as few distractions as possible. If your child finished the first semester with less than two D’s and no F grades, he/she was rewarded with having his/her iPad unrestricted on Friday, January 5th. This means the App Store was restored on his/her iPad. It also means he/she can download apps, like games, Snapchat, etc. We recommend that parents monitor their child’s iPad use to help ensure that these new apps do not become a problem, but rest assured, LN will also be monitoring your child’s academic performance throughout the semester.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Mr. Daniel Wenger, Dean of Students.


TJ’s Pizza & Dessert Sale

The LHSN Music Department is sponsoring a TJ’s Pizza, Dessert and Cookie Dough sale. Students have been given an order form and instruction letter. If you haven’t seen it, ask your student!

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. Be sure to include your name and phone number on the front of the order form, and list your free product choices also on the front. A printable order form can be accessed here.


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.

Parents of juniors are encouraged to attend the meetings to “learn the ropes” for next year. You will find it very beneficial!

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


Mothers’ Club – Jan. 20, 9 am

LHSN Mothers’ Club will host our first meeting of 2018. Come join us for a light snack (bring your own beverage). We will have a business meeting to discuss upcoming events and then hear from Allison Harris, who is with Thrivent Financial, a 501c3, Faith Based Fortune 500 Company. Allison is going to share how Thrivent can benefit LHSN and ourselves personally thru financial management, Action Teams, and Choice dollars. Allison is funny and passionate about her mission. Please come and help give her a warm LHSN welcome. As for me, I’ve missed everone dearly! This year is speeding by!

— Georgia Rossel,
Mothers’ Club President


Junior Parents!

A reminder that the ACT test payment of $46 is due by Friday, Jan. 26.


Nurse’s Notes

It is that time of year again – the cold and flu season. In an effort to prevent illness and keep Crusader families healthy, here is information regarding the seasonal flu.

KEY FACTS ABOUT INFLUENZA (FLU)
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness.

Signs and Symptoms of Flu
* Fever or feeling feverish/chills (not everyone with flu will have a fever)
* Cough
* Sore throat
* Runny or stuffy nose
* Muscle or body aches
* Headaches
* Fatigue (very tired)

How Flu Spreads
Droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, people might get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or nose.

Period of Contagiousness
Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms start and up to 5-7 days after becoming sick.

Onset of Symptoms
The time from when a person is exposed to flu virus to when symptoms begin is about 1-4 days, with an average of about 2 days.

Flu Prevention
* Get a flu vaccine each year
* Cover coughs and sneezes (with tissue, elbow or sleeve – NOT hands)
* Wash hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
* Keep your distance from people who are coughing and sneezing
* Stay home when you are ill

Information obtained from cdc.gov


Beat the winter blues with an adults-only field trip to Fast Eddie’s!

In case you missed the opportunity to sign up at the auction, you can still join the fun on Saturday, Jan. 27. Hop on a bus at 3:00 p.m. at Lutheran North to head to Alton. On the ride over, you can enjoy beverages and snacks provided by your host, Chris Solomon. At Fast Eddies, we’ll catch live music together and you can treat yourself to some legendary cheap eats (Fat Eddie Burger, Big Elwood on a Stick) and cold beverages to match the temperature outside. Your bus driver will return you back to campus by 9 p.m. No permission slips needed! Just sign up by clicking this link. Space is limited.


Trivia at Atonement

Atonement Friends of Lutheran North will host their annual Trivia Night at the Lutheran Church of the Atonement, 1285 N. New Florissant Road, on Saturday, Jan 27. Doors open at 6:30 and trivia starts at 7:00. Come and enjoy a night of trivia, raffles and contests. A table of 10 people is $200, individuals are $25; this includes drinks, light snacks and a whole lot of fun. This year we are planning on having childcare available, so let us know if you are interested when you reserve your spot. For more information or to reserve your table please contact Matt Koch (838-1725 or plaidshoes@sbcglobal.net)


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • 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 (see above)
  • Jan. 22 – Deadline for TJ’s Orders
  • Jan. 26 – Juniors’ ACT Payment Due (see above)
  • Jan. 27 – Adult Field Trip to Fast Eddie’s, 3:00 (see above)
  • Jan. 27 – Trivia Night at Atonement, 6:30 (see above)
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28