Cross Copy Weekly – Mar. 2, 2018

Lady Crusaders Advance to Quarterfinal

After winning the Class 3 District 6 Championship last Friday, the Lady Crusaders were victorious over Metro in the Sectional game on Wednesday.

LHSN’s next opponent will be Clark County in the State Quarterfinal on Saturday, March 4. That game will be played at Warrenton High School (803 Pinckney Ave.) at 1:00 p.m. We’d love to have a crowd of Crusader fans cheering them on, but if you are unable to be there in person, the game will be broadcast live by Prepcasts STL here!

For the Class 3 State playoff bracket, click here. GO CRUSADERS!!


Freezin’ for a Reason!

Mr. Lorenz gave the signal and 3 brave Crusaders ran with him… straight into the frigid waters of Creve Coeur Lake! For the 11th year, LHSN participated in the Polar Plunge, an annual fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics of Missouri. On Plunge day, Feb. 24, the water was a brisk 34 degrees.

Crusader plungers this year included Cora Wallace, Chloe Liu, and Ray Pollvogt, who has plunged all 4 years of high school. Almost 500 people participated, helping to raise over $81,000 for the Special Olympics. LHSN is already looking forward to next year!


Band & Choir Tour

Crusader musicians performed well, represented LHSN admirably, and had fun in the process! The group traveled to Concordia, MO, Kansas City, KS, and Seward, NE Feb. 22-25.

Thanks to the directors, Mrs. Rusnak and Mrs. Pierson, for teaching and leading our students, and for planning and organizing the tour.


What’s the Forecast?

This past Wednesday, Feb. 28, Mr. Endorf accompanied 14 “business-minded” students to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for the St. Louis Economic Outlook Luncheon. Lutheran North was one of three high schools invited to this exclusive event, which was sponsored by the St. Louis Federal Reserve.

Students learned all about forecasting, not the weather, but in economic terms. Monetary policy (interest rates), unemployment rates, oil prices, CPI, GDP, and the DOW were all topics of interest as three nationally recognized economic/financial experts shared their opinions and forecasts with the luncheon assembly. This was a valuable opportunity for students to lunch and learn with professionals from all across the St. Louis area.


OnCampus Password Changes

Starting Monday, March 5, OnCampus will enforce stricter password parameters for all users. Any users who login with an inadequate password will be required to reset their password to meet these new minimum password strength requirements. Passwords must:

  • be at least 8 characters long,
  • include at least 1 number,
  • and be different from the user’s previous 3 passwords.

Users whose passwords already meet these requirements will not be required to reset their password as part of this change.


Project Graduation ’18

Graduation is fast approaching and we need parents to join in the fun of planning and hosting a fantastic celebration for our seniors.

The next meeting for junior and senior parents is Tuesday, March 13, at 6:00 in the Counseling Center. Hope to see a large number of parents!


Get Your Tickets!

Lutheran Schools Day at the Ballpark will be Sunday, April 22 at 1:15 p.m. as the Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds.

Ticket sales are a little different this year. We are offering sections of seating for each Lutheran school (including elementary schools) so that families can be seated by school friends. We have made ordering tickets easy by setting up an online order form. On the form, families can choose from a pull-down menu to select which school they would like to sit with and support. (That school will get $2 for each ticket sold.) If you prefer to pay with cash or check (payable to LHSA), a paper order form is available here and in the school office.

Discounted tickets in the “Lutheran Schools Section” are just $20 each (face value $58). The deadline for ticket orders is Monday, April 15. Tickets will be available for pick up in the office beginning Wednesday, April 18.

Promotions on April 22 include:
 Kids age 15 and younger will receive a Players Weekend Yadier Molina Jersey AND a free ticket voucher valid for select Cardinals home games.
 Kids are invited to run the bases following the game.
 The first 30,000 fans, 16 and older will receive a reusable tote bag.
 Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday

The Lutheran North vs. Lutheran South game will be played the following day on Monday, April 23 at 5:00 p.m. at Busch Stadium. Admission to the high school game is free.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Kippin Schelp at kschelp@lhsastl.org or at 314-833-2908.


Employment Opportunity

The latest Lutheran High School Association employment opportunity is for a part-time Website/Digital Media Coordinator. More information about this position and how to apply can be found by clicking this link.


Crusader Summer Academy

Parents, are you looking for a great experience for your grade school kids this summer? Check out the Lutheran North Crusader Summer Academy! You’ll find athletics, enrichment and education camps just right for your child.

For four consecutive fun-filled weeks, a variety of morning sessions and afternoon sessions are offered for kids entering grades 1 through 8, and 9th graders enrolled at LHSN.

Take advantage of the early bird discount, by registering soon. For all the details and forms, visit the LHSN website here!


Open House at Grace Chapel

Families with elementary school children are encouraged to attend an Open House at Grace Lutheran Chapel, 10015 Lance Drive (Chambers & Hwy. 367), on Sunday, Mar. 4, 1:00-3:00. Grace Chapel has classes for kids 2 years old through 8th grade.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Mar 4 – Open House at Grace Lutheran Chapel (see above)
  • Mar. 13 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm (see above)
  • Mar. 19-23 – Spring Break, NO SCHOOL
  • Mar. 30 – Good Friday, NO SCHOOL
  • Apr. 2 – Easter Monday, NO SCHOOL
  • Apr. 5-7 – Little Shop of Horrors, 7 pm
  • Apr. 15 – Deadline to Order Lutheran Schools Day Tickets (see above)
  • Apr. 22 – Lutheran Schools Day at the Ballpark (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6

Cross Copy Weekly – Feb. 23, 2018

Principal’s Posting

School Safety
Keeping LHSN students and campus safe is a top priority of ours! In an effort to be proactive and prepared in the event of any emergency, Lutheran North has both a crisis team and crisis plan in place. We regularly review the plan with faculty and staff and drill the following with students at least once each semester: earthquake, fire, tornado, lockdown, interior threat, and exterior threat. In addition, we have a K9 drug search on our campus at least once per year. Exterior doors are locked at 8:15 a.m. and access to the building is limited to the front doors.

A couple years ago, Tier One Tactical trained our entire faculty and staff on the responses of escape, evade, and engage in response to an active shooter. Although we more commonly drill evade, we also discuss escape and engage procedures. Conversations at home will help reassure students of both their safety and appropriate responses. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me or Mrs. Burreson, head of our crisis team.


Crusaders on Tour
and in Concert

Thirty-four members of the Concert Band and Concentus Select Choir boarded a tour bus yesterday (Feb. 22) headed for Concordia, MO, Seward, NE, and Kansas City, KS. In each of those cities, students will be presenting concerts and assisting in worship services, as well as touring the Concordia University campus and enjoying Great Wolf Lodge!

When the tour returns on Sunday, Feb. 25, Concert Band and Concentus will present their (free) Home Tour Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the LHSN gymnasium. The public is invited to come and enjoy the special music performed by our talented Crusaders.


Is YOUR Student Re-enrolled? 

If so, great! If not, NOW is the time in order for you to:
… Save $500;
… Allow your student to lock in classes (filled first-come, first-served to registered students);
… Have the satisfaction of a task completed;
… Help LHSN serve you better.

Simply log into your OnCampus account or click here.

Please, also, do not delay if you intend to apply for financial aid. Grants are awarded on a first come-first served basis and recipients muse re-apply each year. Use your same login information as last year in SmartAid here.


Feb. 27 – Special Schedule

Tuesday, Feb. 27 is a schoolwide testing day with juniors taking an official ACT and sophomores and freshmen taking a full-length practice ACT which will be scored. Seniors have the day off… a great time to finalize any college tasks!

It is very important for all 9-11 grade students to be in attendance and on time on Feb. 27. All students will need #2 lead pencils (not mechanical), eraser, and calculator. No iPads, cell phones, or fitbits are allowed in the testing rooms. The school day begins at 7:55 a.m. and should conclude at 11:45 (unless students are testing with accommodations—that room should end approximately 1:00 p.m.). Student rides should be to school by 11:45. Due to parent-teacher conferences, no after school room will be staffed. All students need to arrange for rides home after testing.

Standardized test scores are a factor in most college admissions, in determining athletic eligibility, and in many scholarship decisions, so we are pleased to be able to provide this opportunity for students. Parents, we ask you to encourage students to be well-prepared and well-rested in order to do their very best.


Don’t Forget!

If you scheduled Parent-Teacher conferences, you should have received a white postcard in the mail, listing your appointment times. Please make every effort to keep your appointments on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Bring your card with you so you know which rooms to go to.

School dismisses at 11:45 on Feb. 27. No lunches will be served. Please make arrangements for your student(s) to be picked up.


Family Bowling

Thanks to those who supported Project Graduation by attending the Family Bowling Night last Sunday. A great time was had by all, as you can see!


Lady Crusaders in District Championship

Our Lutheran North girls’ basketball team, victorious over Duchesne and Trinity in the district playoffs, has advanced to the Class 3 District 6 Championship game.

The game will be played at 6:00 on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Duchesne High School, 2550 Elm in St. Charles. Come cheer them on! GO CRUSADERS!!


Celebrations at LHSN

Join us today, Feb. 23, at 4:00 in the Crusader Cafe’ to watch the film Hidden Figures. The cost is $3.00 – including snacks!

The second annual Black History Month EXPO will be held Thursday, Mar. 1, at 6:00 in the gymnasium and will honor the multifaceted contributions of writers, artists, and musicians of the Harlem Renaissance. Come and enjoy some soulful music, art, and dance from this extravagant period! A freewill door offering will be accepted.


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 to Project Graduation. Just mention the fundraiser.

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. You will need to print out or show an electronic version of this flyer to the cashier.

This is a fun and easy way to support the end-of-the-year event for our graduating seniors, so please make the week of Feb. 26 an “eat out” week.


Baseball Fever!

Lutheran Schools Day at the Ballpark will be Sunday, April 22 at 1:15 p.m. as the Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds.

Ticket sales are a little different this year. We are offering sections of seating for each Lutheran school (including elementary schools) so that families will be seated by school friends. We have made ordering tickets easy by setting up an online order form. On the form, families can choose from a pull-down menu to select which school they would like to sit with and support. If you prefer to pay with cash or check, a paper order form is available in the school office.

Discounted tickets in the “Lutheran Schools Section” are just $20 each (face value $58). The deadline for ticket orders is Monday, April 15. Tickets will be available for pick up in the office beginning Wednesday, April 18.

Promotions on April 22 include:
 Kids age 15 and younger will receive a Players Weekend Yadier Molina Jersey AND a free ticket voucher valid for select Cardinals home games.
 Kids are invited to run the bases following the game.
 The first 30,000 fans, 16 and older will receive a reusable tote bag.
 Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday

The Lutheran North vs. Lutheran South game will be played the following day on Monday, April 23 at 5:00 p.m. at Busch Stadium. Admission to the high school game is free.

Order your tickets online at this link by April 15. See you at the Ballpark!

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Kippin Schelp at kschelp@lhsastl.org or at 314-833-2908.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Feb. 23 – “Hidden Figures” shown in Cafeteria, 4 pm (see above)
  • Feb. 24 – Polar Plunge @ Creve Coeur Lake
  • Feb. 25 – Home Tour Concert, 7 pm (see above)
  • Feb. 26 – Raising Cane’s Fundraiser (see above)
  • Feb. 27 – ACT Testing Day 8:00-11:45 am; No school for seniors; Parent/Teacher Conferences by appointment 1-8 pm (see above)
  • Feb. 28 – Panera’s Fundraiser (see above)
  • Mar. 1 – Black History Month EXPO, 6 pm (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“Commit to the LorD whatever you do and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3

Cross Copy Weekly – Feb. 16, 2018

Kind Words about Crusaders

From time to time, recruiters from area businesses make themselves available to our students in the cafeteria during lunch periods. Following one of these visits, a representative from Midwest Pool Management sent this email to Mrs. McFarland:

“I recently did a lunch recruiting visit to your school, and just felt it necessary to let you know how impressed with your students I was. It is not often the case that I have the chance to interact with such professional, polite, and enthusiastic young adults like I did at Lutheran North. Negativity is such a commonplace thing these days that I wanted to make sure to let you know how delightful my visit with the students of Lutheran North was.”

Those of us who regularly encounter our awesome students are always pleased when someone else observes and acknowledges how great they are!


Please-Please-Please!

If you haven’t completed the re-enrollment process for next year, please make that a priority! If you have a “day off” on Monday, why not take a few minutes to get this task finished? We NEED the information to schedule classes, provide staffing, and make plans for the year.

Your prompt cooperation will be greatly appreciated and for YOUR benefit. Simply log into your OnCampus account, where you will see a contract notification. All you need to do is open it and fill it out. NO re-enrollment fee will be charged at this time. Avoid the $500 late fee by doing it NOW!


Using Thrivent Financial to Impact LHSN & Community

Action Teams
Each Thrivent member can apply for $250 “seed money” twice per year (total of $500 per calendar year) to help with a need or with outreach. Some examples of ways to use the $250 are for supplies, meals for volunteers, or promotion of an event. More information and a list of 101 ideas can be found at thrivent.com/actionteam.

Already this school year, Action Team funds have been used at LHSN to purchase fabric to make “Blankets for Babies,” pay shipping of “Christmas Child” boxes, and purchase books for faculty development. Our thanks go out to Thrivent and Thrivent members for providing those resources! If you have a good idea for an Action Team, please contact Mr. Brackman.

Choice Dollars
Thrivent Choice is a charitable grant program that allows members to help choose where Thrivent Financial distributes a portion of its charitable funds each year. They do this by directing Choice Dollars to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations they care about, such as LHSN. Eligible benefit members (age 16 or older) can direct their funds by Mar. 29 by phone or Mar. 31 online.

If you have any questions about Thrivent Financial, Action Teams, or Choice Dollars, contact Thrivent Representative, Allison Harris, 314-570-9053.


Valentines for Vets

Lutheran North students showed their love by creating cards for veterans as part of TREND’s “Valentines for Vets” project.

Thanks, Crusaders, for sharing your Christian love in this meaningful way!


Chamber of Commerce
Student of the Month

Congratulations to senior Jessica Hines on being selected as a Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce “Student of the Month” because of her achievements at Lutheran North. Jessica was honored at a Chamber luncheon on Feb. 14.

(Please note: Cole Lincoln, in last week’s Cross Copy Weekly, was actually selected Student of the Month by the Northwest Chamber of Commerce, not Maryland Heights. Editor’s apology!)


Change of Dates

Please note the following change in the date of two upcoming events:

The Black History Month EXPO will be at Lutheran North on Thursday, March 1, 6:00 pm.

Prom will be Saturday, April 21, at DoubleTree Westport. A mailing has been sent to junior and senior parents.


Black History Celebrations at LHSN

On Friday, Feb. 23, join us at 4:00 in the Crusader Cafe’ to watch the film Hidden Figures. The cost is $3.00 – including snacks!

The second annual Black History Month Expo, originally planned for Feb. 22, will instead be held Thursday, Mar. 1, at 6:00 in the gymnasium and will honor the multifaceted contributions of writers, artists, and musicians of the Harlem Renaissance. Please plan to attend! A freewill door offering will be accepted.


Family Bowling Night

Sunday, Feb. 18, 7:00-10:00 pm
Crest Bowl, 650 N. New Florissant Rd.
UNLIMITED BOWLING & SHOES

It’s not too late!
Purchase Tickets at the Door
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 to Project Graduation.

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


District Basketball 

Class 3 District 6 Basketball games will be hosted next week by Duchesne High School, 2550 Elm St., St Charles, 63301.

The Crusader boys (fifth seed) will play Orchard Farm on Monday, Feb. 19, at 4:30 p.m. If they are successful, they will play in the semifinal on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 5:30 p.m. Click here for the boys’ bracket.

The Lady Crusaders are seeded first and will play Duchesne at 3:00 on Tuesday, Feb. 20. A victory would put them in the semifinal game on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 5:30. Click here for the girls’ bracket.

GO CRUSADERS!!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Feb. 16 & 19 – NO SCHOOL, LHSN office closed
  • Feb. 18 – Family Bowling Night, 7-10 pm (see above)
  • Feb. 20 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm
  • Feb. 20 – Crusader Mothers’ Club, 7 pm (see above)
  • Feb. 23 – “Hidden Figures” shown in Cafeteria, 4 pm (see above)
  • Feb. 26 – Raising Cane’s Fundraiser (see above)
  • Feb. 27 – ACT Testing Day 8:00-11:45 am; No school for seniors; Parent/Teacher Conferences by appointment 1-8 pm (see above)
  • Feb. 28 – Panera’s Fundraiser (see above)
  • Mar. 1 – Note Date Change! Black History Month Expo, 6 pm (see above)
    For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” John 14:6

Cross Copy Weekly – Feb. 9, 2018

Crusader Musicians Excel!

Our students did a great job representing Lutheran North at the ABC League Solo Ensemble, held at Principia on Feb. 3. Following are the ratings they received, with I being “Exemplary” and II being “Outstanding.”

Lily Kate Burreson (Vocal Solo) – I
Shayla Fackler (Piano Solo) – I
Nate Laesch (Trumpet Solo) – I
Ted Laesch (Trumpet Solo) – I
Alexander Paul (Alto Saxophone Solo) – I
Timothy Proffitt (Violin Solo) – I
Becca Roth (Piano Solo) – I
Erika Kreppert, Tieryn Minor, Abigail Moore and Alexander Moore (String Ensemble) – II

 

In addition, the judge in each of the six performance rooms chose an outstanding soloist or ensemble for the day. Becca Roth, Shayla Fackler, Nate Laesch, and Ted Laesch were all chosen as Outstanding Soloists!


Crusader Robotics

On Saturday, Feb. 3, the LHSN Robotics Team competed in the Rockwood Qualifier Round at Selvidge Middle School. At the East Conference Qualifier this Saturday at Fox High School, the Crusaders will be among 24 teams competing for 10 spots in the Missouri Championship.

At the end of the season, the LHSN Robotics Team finished 12th out of 94 teams in the Northeast Conference, based on their performance in 10 matches. We commend them on their success and wish them well as they vie for a chance to participate in the Missouri Championship!


FBLA News

Every year, Future Business Leaders of America holds a variety of competitions at the district level. Top performers in districts move on to the state level and then possibly nationals. Five Crusader FBLA members competed this year.

Last Friday, Cory Keathley and Jack Krone attended the district finals where they presented their business plan to a panel of judges. Jack and Cory were the “Davids” competing against “Goliaths” like Francis Howell, Parkway, and Wentzville Holt. With an overall score of 94 out of 100, Jack and Cory took home second place. Even though they won’t be traveling to state for FBLA, they still have two more competitions this semester – one at UMSL and the other hosted by Lutheran Church Extension Fund in May. Congrats, gentlemen!

Also, six members of FBLA attended the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce Mayor’s Banquet on Feb. 2. This banquet was hosted to raise monies for 3 additional $1,000 scholarships (available to LN seniors).  The FBLA students helped count change from businesses competing in a “penny wars” competition. They counted around $650 worth of coins that night! FBLA is proud to serve the North community.


Football Seniors Headed to College

On National Signing Day, 9 out of 10 Crusader football seniors signed Letters of Intent to play college football. Pictured left to right are:

Keelin Anderson – University of Missouri S & T
Tim Branneky – Robert Morris University
Canaan Brooks – South Dakota University
Nick Lotts – Northwestern Oklahoma University
Donovan Marshall – Arkansas State University
Ronnie Perkins – Oklahoma University
Kobe Reed-Pope – Central Missouri University
Devin Ruffin – Bowling Green University
KeyShaun VanDyke – University of Nebraska-Kerney

The 10th senior on the team, Jackson Ye, intends to pursue an engineering degree at Purdue University.

Congratulations to all these young men on their accomplishments, both on the field and in the classroom, that will enable them to pursue their dreams. God’s blessings on all of their future endeavors! Thanks and congratulations, also, to Coach Carl Reed and his staff on an exciting and successful season. For a nice article about LHSN in StlToday, click here.


Seniors Leading

At the Senior Breakfast this morning, more of our seniors were recognized for exhibiting leadership traits. Having been “caught in the act” of lending unsolicited help, being noticeably kind, giving encouragement, or setting a great example for their peers, were: Drew Ballenger, Drew Bolstad, Tia Booker, Keelin Burgess-Anderson, Lily Kate Burreson, Zach Coleman, Josh Gray, Kyra Johnson, Cole Lincoln, Chloe Liu, Kendal Moore-Hughes, Tosin Ogunjobi, Ryan Smith, Alida Theard, and Diamond Younge.


Chamber of Commerce
Student of the Month

Congratulations to senior Barrington Cole Lincoln on being selected as a Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce “Student of the Month” because of his achievements at Lutheran North. Cole was honored at a Chamber luncheon on Feb. 8.


Future Health Professionals

Eight LHSN students went to the Health Professions Fair at Washington University on Feb. 6. Anthony Hampton, Victoria Chandler, Ariana Ross, Jo’Nasia Brannen, Alexa Halliburton, Alida Theard, Kyndall Oliver, and Ryan Smith found this event to be very informative.

Participants were able to visit various medical career booths where they could speak with students studying now in a particular field, along with professions currently employed in that field. A good number of booths had hands-on activities that allowed students to visualize a workday and handle equipment they would potentially use. The students were accompanied by Mrs. McFarland.


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Click here to sign up!

 


Black History Celebrations at LHSN

The second annual Black History Month Expo will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6:00 in the gymnasium and will honor the multifaceted contributions of writers, artists, and musicians of the Harlem Renaissance. Please plan to attend! A freewill door offering will be accepted.

On Friday, Feb. 23, join us at 4:00 in the Crusader Cafe’ to watch the film Hidden Figures. The cost is $3.00 – including snacks!


Portfolios

For the past several school years, Every Lutheran North student has been compiling an online writing portfolio as a part of his or her English classes. These portfolios include all writing assignments and other compositions from the student’s time at LHSN. The writing portfolio also includes rough drafts, peer review sheets, and other documents related to the student’s writing. This portfolio serves as an example of student growth and progress throughout their time at Lutheran North, and can be helpful as students reflect on what they have learned here.

Compiling the portfolio is a relatively simple process: students only need a scanning app to convert their papers to pdf files and the Weebly app in order to edit their portfolios. This is an exciting way for our students to showcase what they are learning to parents, peers, and prospective college programs.

You can help your students with their portfolios by reminding them not to discard any paper copies of writing assignments until they have been scanned and uploaded. If you have any questions about the online writing portfolio project, please contact any member of the English department.

Click here to view an example of an online writing portfolio created by Junior, Becca Roth.


Please note that school will not be in session on Friday, Feb. 16 or Monday, Feb. 19. On Friday, LHSN faculty will be joining other Lutheran school teachers for a Professional Development day. Monday is Presidents’ Day.

The Lutheran North office will also be closed on those days. (The LHSA office in room 103 will be open on Feb. 16 and closed Feb. 19.)


Get Your Tickets SOON for the
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


Crusaders to Canada!

If you are interested in joining the June 2019 trip to Canada, but missed this Wednesday’s meeting, there is still time to get information. Click here to view the trip site for itinerary, pricing, and other details. If you are interested, have questions, or would like printed information, contact Kristin Bork. We’d love to have you join us!


Vendor Fair at Grace Chapel

The public is invited to a Vendor Fair at Grace Chapel Lutheran School, 10015 Lance Drive, on Saturday, Feb. 10, 10:00-2:00. Featured are:

40 Vendors!…. Food Trucks!…. Door Prizes!
Come to shop, eat, and have some fun!

This fundraiser supports the Auction on April 28 – Anchored in Christ.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Feb. 10 – Winter Dance, 7-10 pm
  • Feb. 10 – Vendor Fair at Grace Chapel School, 10-2 (see above)
  • Feb. 12 – Deadline to sign up for PT Conferences (see above)
  • Feb. 16 & 19 – NO SCHOOL, LHSN office closed
  • Feb. 18 – Family Bowling Night, 7-10 pm (see above)
  • Feb. 20 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm
  • Feb. 20 – Crusader Mothers’ Club, 7 pm (see above)
  • Feb. 22 – Black History Month Expo, 6 pm (see above)
  • Feb. 23 – “Hidden Figures” shown in Cafeteria, 4 pm (see above)
  • Feb. 26 – Raising Cane’s Fundraiser (see above)
  • Feb. 27 – ACT Testing Day 8:00-11:45 am; No school for seniors; Parent/Teacher Conferences by appointment 1-8 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

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love” Eph. 4:1-2