Holy Week Joy!
In his Holy Week message to the church, LCMS President Harrison said, “On that day of deepest darkness, our God was loving the world, loving you and me and all who fail Him again and again. He was loving us by giving His only Son into that horrid death so that our hate-filled, violent, rebellious race might be pardoned and given a life without end in His kingdom.
And come resurrection morn, He proclaims to all the world that its sins are forgiven, forgotten, gone! The resurrection cries out: ‘His sacrifice has been accepted – for you and for all. So rejoice!'”
As you celebrate the miracle of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter, savor the JOY of the cross! In His death, we have life, now and forever!
Coming Next Week!
Join Lutheran North for an entertaining visit to the LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, where strange things are happening, indeed!
Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, April 5-7, at 7:00 pm in the LHSN gymnasium. General admission tickets at the door are $5 for adults, $3 for students. Reserved seats are $8 each and can be purchased in advance from the LHSN office (389-3100).
Cast members include Shannon Ambler (Audrey), Lily Kate Burreson (Ronnette), Greg Carr (Narrator), Josh Gray (Hobo 2), Johnny Hipenbecker (Customer 1), Allie Johnston (Chiffon), Cory Keathley (Orin Scrivello), Erika Kreppert (Audrey 2 Operator), Jack Krone (Seymour), Ted Laesch (Mr. Mushnik), Paige Liszewski (Crystal), Abigail Moore (Audrey 2 Operator), Alexander Paul (Voice of Audrey 2), Zach Roeglin (Hobo 1), Camille Ricks (Customer 2), Becca Roth (Reporter). The crew consists of 25 Crusaders. Please come and support our Crusader thespians!
During spring break, junior Raevyn Ferguson attended the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) conference in Pittsburgh as a member of the Pre-College Initiative. Raevyn competed on the local NSBE chapter’s ten80 team in a robotics challenge. For an interesting news article about NSBE and the conference, click here.
We commend Raevyn on her industriousness and enthusiasm!
Seniors Alexa Halliburton, Ariana Ross, and Ryan Smith, along with chaperone Mrs. Donna McFarland, spent the past five Saturdays at the Washington University Saturday Scholars Academy. Having attended the Health Professions Fair in February, these Crusaders applied for acceptance and were selected to participate in this program.
Each morning the students attended a lecture on a different system of the body. Afterwards, the students went to an anatomy lab where they got hands on experience with a cadaver, concentrating on the system just covered. At the end of the lab they moved to the medical library to research a disease and prepare a presentation. On the final Saturday, parents attended a luncheon and viewed the students’ powerpoint presentations.
All three students will be attending the Excellence in Learning weekend at the University of Missouri-Columbia April 8–9, where they will see what it takes to be an actual medical student.
Bridge Program Graduates
Sixteen Crusaders have successfully completed the 2017-2018 Bridge Program Saturday Academy held on the UMSL campus the first two Saturdays of each month, October through February. The Academy offers academic enrichment courses in math, science, and communication, as well as career research, personal and professional development, college planning, and ACT preparation.
The program concluded with a recognition ceremony on March 3 at the America’s Center. Congratulations to the following Crusaders on this accomplishment: freshmen Jerrell Carter, Darrin Hill, Jackson Hurd, Briana Jackson, Bryce Oliver, Elijah Phillips, and Hope Villars; sophomores Deaven Crigler, Fred Davis, Louis Hurd, and Braiden Wade; juniors Mitchell Franklin and Erin King; seniors Joshua Gray, Alexa Halliburton, and Alida Theard.
LHSN held a Career Fair yesterday. Students were each able to attend two sessions to learn about different careers and programs.
Presentations included nursing, physical therapy, ministry careers, Title IX issues in college, selective college admissions, animation, cyber security, internal auditing, technology of the future, sport business, and others. Several of the speakers were LHSN alumni. What a fun morning for our students!
You’re Somebody’s Type!
The National Honor Society will host the spring Blood Drive on Monday, April 9, 9:00-2:00. Students and faculty can sign up here. Parent-signed permission forms are required for 16-year-olds and can be downloaded here.
Walk-ins are welcome! Family members and friends are encouraged to come support the event and help save someone’s life.
Mr. LHSN 2018
Who will it be?! Men of the Class of 2018 will demonstrate amazing talent, walk the red carpet in dashing attire, and display their wit in hopes of earning the title of “Mr. LHSN.” The pageant, the judging, and the fun will be in the LHSN gym on Wednesday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m.
The public is invited and all proceeds will benefit a Food Pantry. Admission is only $3 or two canned goods. Come cheer for your favorite Crusader and support a good cause!
LHSN and Offices are Closed
Good Friday & Easter Monday
Baseball Fever is in the Air –
Get Your Tickets NOW!
Lutheran Schools Day at the Ballpark will be Sunday, April 22 at 1:15 p.m. as the Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds.
Ordering tickets is easy on this online order form. Choose from a pull-down menu to select which school you would like to sit with and support. (That school gets $2 for each ticket sold.) To pay with cash or check (payable to LHSA), a paper order form is available here and in the school office.
Discounted tickets 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.
• It’s a 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.
No meeting in March, but mark your calendar for Saturday, April 21, 9 am!
Ladies, our big fundraiser of the year, the Golden Paddle Auction is just around the corner on Friday, April 13 at 7 pm. See details below and please join us for a fun evening!
We are also in need of donated items. If you are crafty, a business owner, or a bargain shopper, please consider a donation to Mothers’ Club for this event. Your donation is greatly appreciated. Items can be dropped off at school marked Mothers’ Club, or I’m happy to pick up.
A Blessed Easter to everyone!
Golden Paddle Quarter Auction
A fun night is planned for all Lutheran North women! The Golden Paddle Quarter Auction for all LHSN lady supporters (over 21 years old) will be Friday, April 13 in the Crusader Cafe.
– Doors open at 6:30 pm
– Bid number drawings start at 7:00
– $10 per person at the door
Come by yourself and be seated with other LHSN moms or gather family/friends for a night of fun fellowship with other current and past LHSN moms, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, friends, and alumni!
WHAT TO BRING – Quarters, lots of quarters, and an appetizer or dessert to share in a pot Luck style.
Never been to a Quarter Auction before? No problem! It’s easy to learn in a fun and casual atmosphere. Here’s how it works…
See an item you would like to win and place the required amount of quarters in the bucket. If your bid number is drawn and you have put in your quarters, you win that item!
Optional Golden Paddles will be available for $30, if you want to be in EVERY drawing and not mess with throwing in your quarters.
Reservations can be made by calling the school office, (314) 389-3100, or contact senior mom, Jackie Branneky, (314) 922-3087. When making your reservation, please give your name and which table you wish to sit at – either with freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior moms. You can also make reservations for family and friends who would like to join you.
The Crusader Mothers’ Club will use the proceeds from this event to support Lutheran North students and staff.
Join us for the 31st Annual LHSA Golf Scramble on Monday, April 30 at Norwood Hills Country Club. This year’s Golf Scramble will benefit the school’s athletic program.
Your day of golf includes lunch and a BBQ dinner, refreshments on the golf course, and games and contests with student athletes. Click here to register! If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Kippin Schelp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LHSN: A Hall of Fame High School
The St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame is recognizing Lutheran North’s athletic accomplishments and for the second time in history, is inducting a high school into its Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 31 at 5 pm at Andre’s Banquet Center, 4254 Telegraph Road.
After an amazing World Series Championship, LHSN alumnus Jim Crane, owner of the Houston Astros will receive the August A. Busch Award. The Hall of Fame ceremony will also feature the induction of former Lutheran North athletes: Steve Atwater (NFL All-Pro, Denver Broncos), Bobby Joe Edmonds (NFL All-Pro, Seattle Seahawks), Kurt Petersen (NFL All-Pro, Dallas Cowboys), and Olympic High Jumper Connie Teaberry-Lindsey.
Other honorees will include graduates Mark Belew, Dick Beumer, John Hayden, Jana Haywood, Tony Irons, Bill LaMothe, Mark Petersen, and Lorenzo Scott, as well as coaches Jim Prahlow, Ed Reitz, and Mike Russell.
To order tickets for this event, click here!
Crusader Summer Academy
Every June, the classrooms, gym, and athletic fields at Lutheran North are buzzing with activity during Crusader Summer Academy! You’ll find sports, 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 for 9th graders enrolled at LHSN.
You can help us attract future Crusaders by sharing information about North’s summer camps with your friends and neighbors. Take advantage of the early bird discount by registering before April 27. You can now register and pay online. For details, visit the LHSN website here!
The Lutheran High School Association currently has multiple job openings, ranging from administrative positions to teaching to coaching. To apply, email resume and cover letter to Sharon Thurman, Human Resources Manager, sthurman@
For a complete list and description of positions, visit the LHSA website here.
Upcoming Events & Reminders
- Mar. 30 – Good Friday, NO SCHOOL (Office closed)
- Apr. 2 – Easter Monday, NO SCHOOL (Office closed)
- Apr. 5-7 – Little Shop of Horrors, 7 pm (see above)
- Apr. 9 – Blood Drive sponsored by NHS, 8:30-2:00 (see above)
- Apr. 11 – Mr. LHSN Pageant, 7 pm (see above)
- Apr. 11 – 6th & 7th Grade Preview Night, 7 pm
- Apr. 12 – Senior Breakfast, 7:15 am
- Apr. 13 – Faith in Action Day, Early Dismissal at 12:00
- Apr. 13 – Golden Paddle Quarter Auction, 6:30 (see above)
- Apr. 15 – Deadline to Order Lutheran Schools Day Tickets (see above)
- Apr. 17 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm
- Apr. 18 – High School Transition Night #3 (8th Grade Families), 7 pm
- Apr. 19 – LHSA Delegate Meeting at Lutheran South, 7 pm
- Apr. 21 – Mothers’ Club, 9 am
- Apr. 21 – Prom at Westport DoubleTree
- 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.