Cross Copy Weekly – April 27, 2018

Spring Concerts – May 1 & 2

Tuesday evening, May 1, bands from our Lutheran elementary schools will combine to play several selections in the LHSN gym beginning at 7:00 p.m. This concert experience is exciting for the middle school band students taught by Mrs. Pierson and Mrs. Rusnak.

Also on Tuesday, immediately following the middle school concert, Lutheran North’s bands will showcase their talent in a variety of pieces, representing multiple styles and genres.

On Wednesday, May 2, a choral concert will feature the Crusader Chorus and Concentus, as well as the String Ensemble. Note that this concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., due to LHSN sports that day.

The theme for all the music performed in both concerts is “American Composers.” No admission is charged for these concerts and the public is invited. There will be a freewill offering at the door. Please come, sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful music!


National Honor Society Inductees

Twenty-one students selected for the Crusader Chapter of the National Honor Society were inducted in a ceremony on April 26. The new inductees include seniors Erika Kreppert and Barrington “Cole” Lincoln, junior Jordyn White, and sophomores Jasmine Bibby, Faith Borgmann, Deaven Crigler, Brittany David, Kiera Fuller, Lydia Hernandez, Jihra James, Maya Johns, Nick Klotz, Zach Lloyd, Craig McGee, Kemi Omolayo, Alexander Paul, Taylor Ross, Kaylyn Seldon, Jalik Smith, Anthony Walker, and Carl Walker.

To be eligible for membership, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. Members are evaluated by the faculty and must meet high standards of leadership, service, and character. Total membership of the Crusader NHS is now 73 students. Congratulations to these outstanding Crusaders!



Scholar Athlete

Congratulations to Jonathan (Jack) Krone on being named LHSN’s St. Louis Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete for 2018. Besides excelling in academics with a 3.99 GPA, Jack participated in varsity soccer and track for 4 years. He is also a member of HiSTEP, Concentus, Future Business Leaders of America, Peer Ministry Team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Chapel Crew, and National Honor Society.  In addition to all those activities, Jack has been in all 8 Crusader drama productions over the past 4 years.

Jack is a wonderful example of how Crusaders can use their God-given gifts and talents to bring glory and honor to our Savior!


Clothing Drive

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church has an ongoing outreach program. To support their efforts, LHSN is seeking donations of any size new or gently used clothing, underwear, and shoes. Please bring items to school and deposit them in the box in the main hallway. Thank you!


Thrills & Skills at Six Flags

Mr. Wittler’s physics students put their knowledge to work at Six Flags last Friday. The class had spent the prior week studying amusement park rides and the physics concepts associated with them. Then at “Physics Day at Six Flags” they collected data from various roller coasters and circular motion rides. Students wore a data collection vest on Mr. Freeze that measured all the various forces experienced on the ride. Upon leaving the ride they got a printout of those forces to be analyzed later.

This is definitely an experience that the physics classes at LHSN look forward to every year. The lovely weather that day made it even more fun!

 


Thursday, May 10, 3:30-6:30

TREND will be hosting our second Finals Study Jam on Thursday, May 10, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Students are invited for quiet study, group study, and tutoring/reviews from teachers. Snacks (not dinner) will be available, and comfort dogs will be here! When checking in, students can sign up for a time slot with the dogs if they are interested.

Students should have rides home no later than 6:30 p.m. Parents, encourage your student(s) to join in the fun and make progress on their finals preparation!


Children Needed for Play Date

The Child Development Class invites children between the ages of birth and 6 years old to come and have fun with our students!

The Play Date will be Thursday, May 3 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the gym. If you have children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors, or anyone in your church community who would like to participate in our Play Date, please pass this info along to them. The students are working very hard to prepare for this fun activity! If you have any questions, please contact Rita Sanders at rsanders@lhsnstl.org or 314-833-2958.


PG ’18 Needs YOU!

The next PG ’18 meeting is scheduled for May 8 at 6:00. All junior and senior parents are urged to attend!

Project Graduation ’18 is desperate for volunteers!
Project Graduation is the last event the seniors will have together, and we want it to be perfect. Parents of juniors, in particular, are needed to chaperone the event on Thursday, May 17, beginning at 9:45 p.m. By participating as a chaperone, you will experience the fun and realize the importance of this year-end activity that will involve YOUR students next year. We need chaperones for 2-hour shifts from 9:45 Thursday night until 4:00 a.m. Friday, May 18. Please see Sign-Up Genius for details and to volunteer. The Project Graduation committee and the Class of ’18 thank you!


Attention: Parents of Juniors

All Crusader juniors will travel to Camp Warburg in Illinois on Monday, April 30 for their Senior Leadership Retreat. It is imperative that all juniors be at Lutheran North by 7:15 a.m. to board the bus, which will return by 5:15 p.m.

A permission slip must be turned in by all juniors. The form can be found in OnCampus under LHSN Students and can be downloaded here.

Dress for the day is jeans, tennis shoes, and an LHSN uniform shirt (and jacket as needed). Everyone will participate in outdoor activities regardless of the weather and should dress appropriately.


Caps & Gowns, etc.

Seniors will receive their graduation cap and gown (to keep!) on Thursday, May 3, at 3:00. Also at that time, each senior will be given ten admission tickets to the graduation ceremony. Ten is the maximum number available. Anyone who does not need all ten is encouraged to share with someone who could use more than ten.

Please note that in order for the cap and gown to be given out:
•  All fines and fees must be paid;
•  All athletic and music uniforms (completed seasons) must be turned in; 
•  Tuition payments must be current.


Host Family Opportunity

Are you interested in a 7 week life-enriching experience?! LHSN is looking for short-term host families for Guatemalan exchange students. An informational meeting will be held at LHSN on Friday, May 4, at 2:00 p.m.

For further information, please contact Ali Thomas at athomas@lhsastl.org or (314) 833-2912.


LHSN to be Inducted

The St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame is recognizing Lutheran North’s athletic accomplishments! An induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 31 at 5 p.m. at Andre’s Banquet Center, 4254 Telegraph Road.

LHSN alumnus Jim Crane, owner of World Series Champions 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), 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 exciting event, click here!


Last Day for Discount!

TODAY (Apr. 27) is the last day to get the early bird discount for the Crusader Summer Academy. Sign up today for some summer fun! For a description of camps and to register online, click this link.

Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Apr. 28 – CFNA 5K Freedom Run (click here)
  • Apr. 30 – Junior Retreat (see above); No School for Seniors; LHSA Golf Scramble 
  • May 1 – Spring Band Concert (Grade Schools & LHSN), 7 pm (see above)
  • May 2 – Spring Choral & Strings Concert, 7:30 pm (see above)
  • May 3 – Caps & Gowns Distributed (see above) 
  • May 3 – Play Date with Child Development Class, 12-1 pm (see above)
  • May 4 – Host Family Information Meeting, 2 pm (see above)
  • May 7 – Senior Breakfast and Honors Assembly
  • May 8 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm (see above)
  • May 9 – Baccalaureate Service at Concordia Seminary, 7 pm
  • May 10 – “Name the Gym” Ceremony, 9:30 am (see above)
  • May 10 – Finals Study Jam, 3:30-6:30 pm (see above)
  • May 11 – Yearbook Distribution, 3 pm
  • May 15-17 – Finals with Early Dismissal
  • May 17 – Graduation at First Christian Church of Florissant, 7 pm
  • May 17 – Project Graduation at Maryland Heights Community Center, 10 pm-4 am
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” Matthew 25:40

Cross Copy Weekly – April 20, 2018

Principal’s Posting

Remembering Columbine and calling for change.
Today, on the 19th anniversary of the tragic Columbine high school shooting, Lutheran North students and faculty conducted a powerful walkout. The optional event, primarily organized and conducted by junior Isaac Glenn, was well-attended and included a recollection of the 1999 Columbine event, as well as commentary about school safety and gun legislation.

Raevyn Ferguson spoke passionately about the difference each person can make. Alexander Paul shared information about current Missouri laws and offered ways students can contact lawmakers to promote change. The session concluded with the reading of the names of those who perished in the Columbine shooting and a prayer for positive change and safety in the future. We pray this proactive, powerful demonstration will spark change and lead to safer schools for all students.


Crusaders to Play at Busch!

THANK YOU to everyone who purchased tickets for the Cardinals vs. Reds game on Sunday, April 22. Those ticket sales make it possible for our high schools – Lutheran North and Lutheran South – to play one of their regular league games in beautiful Busch Stadium. What a thrilling experience for our athletes!

The Crusaders vs. Lancers game will be played at 7:00 Monday evening, April 23. (Note change in time; this game was originally scheduled for 5:00). Admission to the high school game is FREE – no ticket necessary. Fans should enter at Gate 2 and can sit in the “good” seats right behind the 1st base dugout to cheer for your Crusaders! A concession stand will be open. See you at the ballpark Monday evening!


Lights! Camera! Action!

Camera crews from Missouri Safe and Sober filmed students on campus this week to create a promotional video for the organization, which promotes safe driving. Lutheran North is one of two schools chosen for the video. Lily Kate Burreson, Josh Gray, Jessica Hines, Jack Krone, and Paige Liszewski participated in the project.


Congratulations!

These four Crusaders have been selected to attend prestigious summer programs that will enrich their knowledge and leadership abilities.

Deaven Crigler and Zach Lloyd will attend the Missouri Scholars Academy, a three-week program held at the University of Missouri-Columbia for 330 of Missouri’s gifted sophomores. The scholars are provided special opportunities for learning and personal development.

Jalen White has been chosen for Boys State, an eight-day hands-on experience in the operation of government. Boys State, held at the University of Central Missouri, draws about 960 of the state’s best and brightest juniors. Students learn the need for competition, the value of public service, and the strength of the individual voice and vote.

Brittany David will spend three days at the University of Central Missouri immersed in an environment that brings out the leader inside. Team building, challenges, and group projects allow interaction and foster leadership skills. Each Missouri high school is eligible to nominate one sophomore for the Missouri Leadership Seminar.


Foods Class Feeds the Homeless

Students in Mrs. Sanders’ Culinary I class prepared a delicious meal on Tuesday and delivered it to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Walnut Park on Thursday, April 12. The menu consisted of Chicken Fettuccine with homemade Alfredo sauce, cheese garlic bread, garden salad, cake and peaches. Seventy-one meals were served and very much appreciated!

CLOTHING DRIVE

St. Matthew’s has an ongoing outreach program, serving a meal every Thursday, and providing clothing and shoes when available. To support those efforts, LHSN is seeking donations of any size new or gently used clothing, underwear, and shoes. Please bring items to school and deposit them in the box in the main hallway. Thank you!


Excellence in Nursing Award 

To recognize outstanding nurses at area hospitals, schools, and clinics across the region, St. Louis Magazine hosts an annual Excellence in Nursing Awards night. LHSN proudly nominated Mrs. Jane Mark for this award because of her extremely skilled, efficient and selfless service. Out of 220 nominees, 57 finalists were selected to attend the Awards ceremony last evening at the Four Seasons Hotel. We are delighted that Nurse Jane was one of the two school nurses to be honored at the event!

Lutheran North is wonderfully blessed to have Jane. She is an outstanding asset to our school as she routinely goes above and beyond to meet our students’ and staff’s needs. Our heartfelt thanks and congratulations to Nurse Jane!


Donate Life Rally

Students in Miss Renaud’s PE & Safety Response class attended the Donate Life Rally sponsored by Mid America Transplant this past Tuesday. During the rally, students heard the personal testimony of Bill Coon, whose life was saved twice by organ donation. Coon received a heart transplant at 21 days old, and when he was 20 years old, he was the recipient of both a transplanted heart and kidney. Now he is an avid speaker, author, and advocate for organ donation.

Students described the rally as an educational experience and an eye opener to the importance of being an organ donor.


Moms’ Club Tomorrow

Ladies, please join us Saturday, April 21 at 9:00 a.m. in room 102….we will have a business meeting and presentation from Cindy Burreson of LHSN Counseling. Cindy will share with us what the counseling center does for our students and what Naviance is. Please come, even if you’ve never been to a meeting… we’d love to have you!


Children Needed for Play Date

The Child Development Class would like to invite children between the ages of birth and 6 years old who would like to come and have fun with our students!

The Play Date will be held on  Thursday, May 3 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the gym. If you have children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors, or anyone in your church community who would like to participate in our Play Date, please pass this information along to them. The students are working very hard to prepare for this exciting activity! If you have any questions, please contact Rita Sanders at rsanders@lhsnstl.org or 314-833-2958.


PG ’18 Needs YOU

Thanks to everyone who supported Project Graduation by dining at Culver’s last Monday! Here’s the next opportunity to enjoy dinner out… and support PG at the same time. Pick your day(s) to go!

Chili’s, 13901 New Halls Ferry – Anytime Monday thru Thursday, Apr. 23-26 – Flyer needed!

The next PG ’18 meeting is scheduled for May 8 at 6:00. All junior and senior parents are urged to attend!

Project Graduation ’18 is desperate for volunteers!
Project Graduation is the last event the seniors will have together, and we want it to be perfect. Parents of juniors, in particular, are needed to chaperone the event on Thursday, May 17, beginning at 9:45 p.m. By participating as a chaperone, you will experience the fun and realize the importance of this year-end activity that will involve YOUR students next year. We need chaperones for 2-hour shifts from 9:45 Thursday night until 4:00 a.m. Friday, May 18. Please see Sign-Up Genius for details and to volunteer. The Project Graduation committee and the Class of ’18 thank you!


Leadership Retreat for Juniors

All Crusader juniors will attend the Senior Leadership Retreat on Monday, April 30, at Camp Wartburg in Waterloo, Illinois. Juniors must be at school by 7:15 a.m. to depart for Wartburg and will return by 5:15 p.m.

This is a day of fun for the students who are about to be seniors! Juniors will spend the day in the great outdoors learning, growing, team building, and challenging themselves, while focusing on the leadership characteristics of MODEL the way, INSPIRE a shared vision, ENABLE others to act, CHALLENGE the process, and ENCOURAGE the heart. Juniors will also elect their senior class officers and receive their leadership t-shirts.

Dress for the day is jeans, tennis shoes, and an LHSN uniform shirt (and jacket as needed). Students will participate in outside activities regardless of the weather and should dress appropriately.

Students should look forward to a rewarding day filled with fun, growth and bonding! A permission slip was mailed to homes with progress reports and is also available here. Please sign and return ASAP if you haven’t already done so. There is no additional charge for this activity.


Fore!!

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 kschelp@lhsastl.org.


Caps & Gowns, etc.

Seniors will receive their graduation cap and gown (to keep!) on Thursday, May 3, at 3:00. Also at that time, each senior will be given ten admission tickets to the graduation ceremony. Ten is the maximum number available. Anyone who does not need all ten is encouraged to share with someone who could use more than ten.

Please note that in order for the cap and gown to be given out:
•  All fines and fees must be paid;
•  All athletic and music uniforms (completed seasons) must be turned in; 
•  Tuition payments must be current.


Alumna needs Votes!

Lutheran North graduate (Class of ’13) and rising professional singer/songwriter, Rachel Seiler, is competing for the opportunity to open for Florida Georgia Line, Alabama, or other big acts! To help Rachel win, click this link and vote for her!

You can vote everyday through Sunday, April 22, once per day on each device you have (phone, laptop, iPad, etc.). How many times the song is played does not matter! Just scroll down to vote! Every vote counts!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Apr. 21 – Mothers’ Club, 9 am (see above)
  • Apr. 21 – Prom at Westport DoubleTree 
  • Apr. 23 – Crusaders vs. Lancers at Busch Stadium, 7 pm (see above)
  • April 23-26 – Chili’s Fundraiser (see above)
  • Apr. 27 – Deadline for Saved to Serve Hours
  • Apr. 28 – CFNA 5K Freedom Run (click here)
  • Apr. 30 – Junior Retreat; No School for Seniors; LHSA Golf Scramble (see above)
  • May 1 – Spring Band Concert (Grade Schools & LHSN), 7 pm
  • May 2 – Spring Choral & Strings Concert, 7:30 pm
  • May 3 – Caps & Gowns Distributed (see above) 
  • May 3 – Play Date with Child Development Class, 12-1 pm (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“Love the Lord Your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30

Cross Copy Weekly – April 13, 2018

Last Chance for Cardinal Tickets!

Tickets must be ordered BY APRIL 16 for the Cardinal vs. Reds game on Sunday, April 22 at 1:15 p.m. Discounted tickets in the “Lutheran Schools Section” are just $20 each (face value $58). Don’t miss out on the fun!

Use a credit card to order tickets with 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. Tickets will be available for pickup in the office on and after April 18.

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. See you at the ballpark!

Added Incentive!

We are having a ticket challenge! If LHSN students and families purchase 175 (or more) tickets to Lutheran Schools Day at the Ballpark by this Monday, April 16, students will be dismissed at 2 p.m. the following Monday, April 23. This will allow students time to participate in after-school activities and still make it the North vs. South game at 5 p.m. at Busch Stadium. Bus transportation will be provided at 4:30 p.m. from school to the game.

In addition, anyone who buys or sells 10 tickets will receive one ticket FREE to the Cardinals game!


Seniors Leading by Example

At the Senior Breakfast this week, twelve seniors were recognized for exhibiting leadership traits. Those noticed for being kind, helpful, encouraging, or otherwise setting a great example for their peers included (in alphabetical order): Keelin Burgess-Anderson, Lily Kate Burreson, Zach Coleman, Daniel David, Alexa Halliburton, Spencer Harvey, Johnny Hipenbecker, Zach Hohenstein, Erika Kreppert, Donovan Marshall, Chase Martin, and Ray Pollvogt. Way to go, Crusaders!


And the Winner is…

The judging is finished, the votes are in, and Mr. LHSN 2018 is KeyShaun VanDyke! All the contestants are to be commended for putting their best foot forward during the competition.

Special thanks to Mr. Lorenz and Student Council for their efforts in making the pageant a fun and successful event. Thank you to everyone who came to support the Crusader men in their quest for the title of Mr. LHSN, and support the Seminary Food Bank as well.


Chamber of Commerce
Students of the Month

 Congratulations to the Crusaders most recently selected as “Students of the Month” because of their achievements in academics, leadership, and extra-curricular activities.

Jo’Nasia Brannen was recognized at the Northwest Chamber of Commerce luncheon and Cory Keathley at the Maryland Heights Chamber luncheon. We commend both students on this honor.


Ladies!

It’s not to late to join us, ladies 21 and older, for our annual Mothers’ Club fundraiser. The “Golden Paddle Quarter Auction” is tonight (Friday, April 13). Doors open at 6:30. $10 provides entrance, drinks and appetizers. An additional $30 gives you a “Golden Paddle” entry for EVERY auction item.

Mark your calendars for the April Mothers’ Club meeting on Saturday, April 21 at 9:00 a.m. in room 102….we will have a business meeting and presentation from Cindy Burreson of LHSN Counseling. Cindy will share with us what the counseling center does for our students and what Naviance is. Please come join us!


Children Needed for Play Date

The Child Development Class would like to invite children between the ages of birth and 6 years old who would like to come and have fun with our students!

The Play Date will be held on  Thursday, May 3 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the gym. If you have children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors, or anyone in your church community who would like to participate in our Play Date, please pass this information along to them. The students are working very hard to prepare for this exciting activity! If you have any questions, please contact Rita Sanders at rsanders@lhsnstl.org or 314-833-2958.


Project Graduation ’18 Needs YOU

Check out these two opportunities to enjoy dinner out… and support PG at the same time!

Culver’s, 975 N. Hwy 67 – Monday, Apr. 16, 5-8 p.m.

Chili’s, 13901 New Halls Ferry – Monday thru Thursday, Apr. 23-26, all day – Flyer needed!

The next PG meeting will be Tuesday, Apr. 17, at 6:00 p.m. All junior and senior parents are encouraged to attend!

Project Graduation ’18 needs volunteers!
Project Graduation is the last event the seniors will have together, and we want it to be perfect. Parents of juniors, in particular, are needed to chaperone the event on Thursday, May 17, beginning at 9:45 p.m. By participating as a chaperone, you will experience the fun and realize the importance of this year-end activity that will involve YOUR students next year. We need chaperones for 2-hour shifts from 9:45 Thursday night until 4:00 a.m. Friday, May 18. Please see Sign-Up Genius for details and to volunteer. The Project Graduation committee and the Class of ’18 thank you!


LHSN in Hall of Fame 

The St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame is recognizing Lutheran North’s athletic accomplishments! An induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 31 at 5 p.m. 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 exciting event, click here!


Fore!!

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 kschelp@lhsastl.org.


CFNA Freedom Run

Christian Friends of New Americans (CFNA) will sponsor their fourth annual 5K Run/Fun Walk on Saturday, Apr. 28. Register 9:00 a.m., start 10:00  on Concordia Seminary campus, 801 Seminary Place, Clayton, MO, 63105.

Join the fun! Run, walk and/or sponsor the event to support CFNA’s ministry with refugees. Details and registration here.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Apr. 13 – Faith in Action Day, Early Dismissal at 12:00
  • Apr. 13 – Golden Paddle Quarter Auction, 6:30 (see above)
  • Apr. 16 – DEADLINE to Order Lutheran Schools Day Tickets (see above)
  • Apr. 17 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm (see above)
  • 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 (see above)
  • Apr. 21 – Prom at Westport DoubleTree 
  • Apr. 22 – Lutheran Schools Day at the Ballpark (see above)
  • Apr. 23 – Crusaders vs. Lancers at Busch Stadium, 5 pm (see above)
  • Apr. 27 – Deadline for Saved to Serve Hours
  • Apr. 28 – CFNA 5K Freedom Run (see above)
  • Apr. 30 – Junior Retreat; No School for Seniors; LHSA Golf Scramble (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.” 1 Samuel 12:24

Cross Copy Weekly – April 6, 2018


Two Chances Left!

Do yourself a favor and come to see LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in the LHSN gym tonight (Apr. 6) or tomorrow at 7 pm. The drama department has worked extremely hard on a performance that is sure to entertain you!

 

Admission at the door is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Children 5 and under are free. Don’t miss this production!


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. Please encourage your student donor to:

 Eat a healthy meal before donating
•  Hydrate – drink an extra 16 oz. of liquid before and after donating
•  Remember to bring ID

Walk-ins are welcome! Family members and friends are encouraged to 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 this manstravaganza! The pageant, the judging, and the fun will be in the LHSN gym on Wednesday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m.

This year’s candidates are as follows: Donovan Marshall (Mr. Football), Tim Branneky (Mr. Baseball), Marcus Smith (Mr. Cross Country), Adam Hollmann (Mr. Soccer), Drew Ballenger (Mr. Black History Council), Logan Hernandez (Mr. Peer Minister), Josh Gray (Mr. Choir), Jack Krone (Mr. HiSTEP), Zach Hohenstein (Mr. Racquet Club), Tosin Ogunjobi (Mr. Basketball), KeyShaun VanDyke (Mr. Band), Johnny Hipenbecker (Mr. FBLA), Drew Bolstad (Mr. Concentus), Cory Keathley (Mr. Tennis).

The public is invited and all proceeds will benefit the Concordia Seminary Food Bank. Admission is only $3 or two canned goods. Come cheer for your favorite Crusader and support a good cause!


Faith in Action Day

Friday, April 13 will be our second semester Faith in Action Day for all Crusaders. The entire school will once again venture into the community to serve God by serving their fellowman. Attendance is required as it is counted as a regular school day. Students should be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and whatever tasks they’ll be doing.

Dismissal will be at 12:00. No cafeteria lunch will be served, but pizza slices and Gatorade will be available for purchase at $1.50 each. Please arrange for your student to leave school after Faith in Action. Check with coaches regarding afternoon practices and games.


Saved to Serve Hours

This week, all students received an update on their current Saved to Serve hours total. Parents should be aware that the final date to submit Saved to Serve hours is April 27. On that date, students who have not met their yearly requirement will be assessed additional required hours. As a reminder, here are the total required hours for each class (assuming no penalty hours have been accrued):

Fr. Soph. Jr. Sr. Total
Class of 2021 20 20
Class of 2020 20 20 40
Class of 2019 20 20 30 70
Class of 2018 15 20 30 30 95

Saved to Serve hours are a graduation requirement; seniors who have not completed all hours plus penalty hours will not receive their diplomas or transcripts. As a reminder, Saved to Serve forms should be submitted in the box outside of room 207. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Dixon.


Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Crusaders chosen to be the March “Students of the Month,” pictured left to right as follows:

Zairia Moore (grade 12) was nominated by Mr. Dixon, who wrote, “Zairia has really impressed me this semester in ACC Technology, Media, and Literature. Even though she has made it clear that she is not a science fiction fan, she has really embraced the readings in class. She asks important questions and provides insight in the classroom and on our blog. I have really seen a lot of growth from her as a student over the past few years.”

Kaylyn Seldon (grade 10) was nominated by Mrs. LaValle, who wrote, “Kaylyn has clearly demonstrated the academic ability, desire and leadership skills to be Student of the Month. She is currently one of my top students in World History II. In one particular assignment called the Global Conversion of the 1800’s, Kaylyn went a step above and beyond to role play the character that was assigned to her. That’s how she seems to approach most things… striving to go a step further to make it better. She often volunteers for projects and class assignments when others shrug it off. She offers sincere thought when leading class prayer for her classmates, family and school. Students want to work with her because she gets the job done – with quality. Also, her demeanor is most always pleasant and positive. She gets to campus early and is ready and prepared for the day!”

Jerrell Carter (grade 9) was nominated by Mrs. Roth, who wrote, “Jerrell is an outstanding student. He is well prepared for class with his assignments thoroughly prepared, and his work is well organized. He does an excellent job of communicating how he solves his Algebra problems, as well as making connections so he can apply the techniques to novel situations. He is a quiet leader in class and is always willing to put up problems on the board so the entire class can benefit. His mature approach to his classwork and responsibilities is an asset that will serve him well, as well as make him a pleasure to have in class.”

Victoria Chandler (grade 11) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Victoria is a member of my Organic Chemistry class. She currently has a 94% average. Victoria has worked hard to develop a very solid understanding of the concepts and techniques used in the class. She understands nomenclature – the naming and drawing of organic molecules quite well. Victoria is always attentive, engaged, and alert in class. She does homework carefully and does a god job of evaluating her performance as we discuss the homework. It is a pleasure to teach a student like Victoria.”


Get Your Cardinal 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.

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.


Calling All Moms!

A fun night is planned for all Lutheran North women! The Golden Paddle Quarter Auction will be Friday, April 13 in the Crusader Cafe. Freshman and sophomore moms are especially encouraged to join in the fun!
– Doors open 6:30 pm, auction begins 7:00
– $10 per person at the door
– Snacks, sweets, and beverages included

Optional Golden Paddles will be available for $30, if you want to be in EVERY drawing and not have to throw in your quarters.

RSVP to senior mom, Jackie Branneky, (314) 922-3087. 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 attend!


Please Support Project Graduation ’18

Check out these two opportunities to enjoy dinner out… and support PG at the same time!

Culver’s, 975 N. Hwy 67 – Monday, Apr. 16, 5-8 pm

Chili’s, 13901 New Halls Ferry – Monday thru Thursday, Apr. 23-26, all day

The next PG meeting will be Tuesday, Apr. 17, at 6:00 pm. All junior and senior parents are encouraged to come!


Fore!!

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 kschelp@lhsastl.org.


Missouri State 529 Plans

Recent changes to the federal tax law may be of benefit to you! Revisions now allow contributions to a child’s Missouri 529 MOST account for K-12 tuition at private and religious schools (LHSN!), in addition to expenses for college.

The Missouri 529 tuition savings plan is an investment program sponsored by the State of Missouri. Parents, grandparents, or friends of school-aged students can open a 529 MOST account. It only takes about 10 minutes to set up an account online (see below).

Earnings on the account are not subject to state or federal taxes and qualified distributions are also not taxed. Parents can withdraw up to $10,000 annually in K-12 tuition per student as an eligible distribution. At the end of the year, funds contributed to the MOST account can be deducted from the parent’s income. Up to $16,000 ($8,000 for single filers) in contributions are deductible from Missouri taxes every year.

Reducing taxable income, in turn, will reduce the tax bill you pay. Reducing income by $5,000, for example, will reduce state taxes by about $300. Other factors may affect the tax benefit, but this change in federal law will provide a real tax benefit for hardworking parents.

To calculate your family’s tax benefit, click here.
To set up a Missouri 529 MOST account, 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. Visit the LHSN website here!


CFNA Freedom Run

Christian Friends of New Americans (CFNA) will sponsor their fourth annual 5K Run/Fun Walk on Saturday, Apr. 28. Register 9:00 am, start 10:00  on Concordia Seminary campus, 801 Seminary Place, Clayton, MO, 63105.

Join the fun! Run, walk and/or sponsor the event to support CFNA’s ministry with refugees. Details and registration here.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Apr. 6-7 – 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 (see above)
  • 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)
  • Apr. 23 – Crusaders vs. Lancers at Busch Stadium, 5 pm (see above)
  • Apr. 27 – Deadline for Saved to Serve Hours (see above)
  • Apr. 28 – CFNA 5K Freedom Run (see above)
  • Apr. 30 – Junior Retreat; No School for Seniors; LHSA Golf Scramble (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.’” John 11:25