Cross Copy Weekly – May 25, 2018

Passing the Baton

Every spring since 2010, LHSN has worked to promote a culture of positive leadership by taking the entire Junior class on a leadership retreat at the end of the junior year. The students all receive a “Pass the Baton” t-shirt with the next year’s theme verse on it. They spend the day bonding as a class while learning about five character traits that will help them be effective leaders in our school: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart.

In an all-school assembly on May 14, the Class of 2018 symbolically “passed the baton” to next year’s Senior leaders. Graduating students spoke about each characteristic and then chose a Junior to pass it on to.

The entire Junior class was invited down to the floor where they each received a personal letter of advice and encouragement from one of the Seniors. Afterwards, they were cheered out of the gym by the Class of 2018. The entire ceremony grew out of an idea sparked by two students last year. It is now a meaningful LHSN tradition.


Teen Institute

Jasmine Bibby, Brittany David, and Kaja Horton have applied and been chosen to attend the Teen Institute in June. Teen Institute is a four-day training in substance abuse prevention and leadership. It is held at the Sojourn Retreat Center in Dittmer, MO.

These students will then be part of the Crusader TREND – Turning Recreational Events in New Directions – leadership team.


State Track Qualifiers

The Crusaders qualified a dozen events for the State Class 3 meet in Jeff City on Memorial Day weekend. In the process, the guys finished fourth and the ladies seventh of 24 schools in the Class 3 Section 2 Sectional competition. (For the fourth year in a row, the guys’ squad finished in the top 4 at the Sectional.) To spearhead the effort, Josh Hopkins and Jordyn White won both of their respective jumping events. Athletes going to the State meet include:

Josh Hopkins – long jump, triple jump, 4 x 2 relay
Marcus Smith – high hurdles, 300 hurdles
Isaac Stout and Secondo Kaka – 3200M
Jalik Smith, Keyshaun Van Dyke, Donovan Marshall, Keelin Burgess-Anderson (alt.), Jordynn Parker (alt.)  – 4 x 2 relay

Jordyn White – long jump, triple jump, high hurdles, 4 x 1 relay
Jasmine Bibby – triple jump, 4 x 1 relay (alt)
Leah Hodges, Camille Ricks, Bola Animashaun, Kyndall Oliver (alt.) – 4 x 1 relay


Last Call! 

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, as well as long-time football and baseball coach Mike Russell.

Other honorees will include graduates Mark Belew, Dick Beumer, John Hayden, Jana Haywood, Tony Irons, Bill LaMothe, Mark Petersen, and Lorenzo Scott, along with coaches Jim Prahlow and Ed Reitz.

As an added treat during the event, three newly graduated Crusaders will sing the National Anthem – Lily Kate Burreson, Paige Liszewski, and Joshua Gray.

To order tickets for this awesome evening, click here!


Personal Counseling Services

Lutheran North’s social worker, Ms. Michelle Marshall, will be available throughout the summer months to assist students and families who are having everyday life challenges or struggles, as well as crisis situations. Individual or group counseling consultation and presentations can be provided. This free service is provided by Lutheran Family and Children’s Services.

Ms. Marshall will be available for walk-ins on Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00 and at any other time by appointment. Please keep this service in mind and do not hesitate to contact Ms. Marshall. She can be reached via email, mmarshall@lhsnstl.org, or cell phone, 314-406-6766.


Submitting ‘Saved to Serve’ Hours 

Starting June 1, students may submit Saved to Serve hours for the 2018-2019 school year. Saved to Serve hours must be submitted via hard copy on the appropriate form. Forms are available in the main office, outside of room 207, in OnCampus, and on the school’s website.

Completed forms should be submitted in the box outside of room 207. Students should not bring Saved to Serve forms to the main office, the faculty mailboxes, or any place other than the box outside of room 207.

Saved to Serve hours submitted on an incorrect or incomplete form, submitted electronically, or submitted anywhere besides the box outside of room 207 will NOT be counted. If you have questions regarding the Saved to Serve program, please contact Mr. Dixon.


Summer News

This Cross Copy Weekly newsletter will be sent occasionally over the summer. It won’t be weekly, but watch for periodic updates and information!

LHSN office hours for the summer will be 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you have any questions regarding tuition or financial aid, please call the LHSA business office, 314-382-6650. That office remains open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


The Project Graduation ’18 Committee would like to thank the many parents and faculty members who volunteered as chaperones and contributed food items for the Lock-In. In addition, thanks to everyone who supported Project Graduation fundraising efforts throughout the school year. The students enjoyed an awesome – and safe – event because of your efforts!


School Uniform “Discount Days”

Fischer’s School Uniform store will have special fitting days for Lutheran North students. During regular store hours the week of June 4-9, a 10% discount will be given on all orders paid in full. Visit www.fischersuniforms.com for pricing information. Fischer’s is at 69 Florissant Oaks Shopping Center (63031).

Or, you may shop for used uniforms at the Lutheran Resale Shop, open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 6701 West Florissant, 314-389-9970.

Graduated SENIORS are encouraged to take their no-longer-needed uniforms to the Lutheran Resale Shop, or simply bring them to LHSN. Thank you!


From the School Nurse

All incoming NEW students, entering grades 9-12 are required to have a physical done by their doctor after Feb. 1, 2018 and submitted to the nurse by August 1. A copy of the physical form can be downloaded here or obtained from the main office. If your student’s doctor prefers to use his/her office form, that will be acceptable. Please include any Health Care Plans for treatment of special health conditions such as Asthma, Food Allergies with Epi-pen, Diabetes, etc.

In addition, all incoming NEW students entering grades 9-12 are required by the Missouri state immunization law to submit a complete and up-to-date shot record to the school nurse by the first day of school. According to the Missouri state law, a student may not attend classes without proper immunization, so documentation of the shots (shot record) must be given to the school nurse by August 1, 2018. Students who have not submitted a shot record by the first day of school will not be able to attend school, according to the law.

All SENIOR students (Class of ’19) are now required by the new Missouri immunization law to have a second Meningococcal vaccine if the first vaccine was received before 16 years of age. A letter with this new requirement was mailed in spring to the parents/guardians of upcoming senior students. Call your student’s doctor now to inquire if your student needs a second booster shot and make an appointment to receive the shot now. Any incoming senior student who has not received the shot or does not submit documentation of having received the shot, will not be able to attend school on the first day of school, according to the law.

Thank you for complying with these mandated requirements!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • May 29-June 29 – LHSN Summer School Classes (click here)
  • May 31 – St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Induction, 5 pm (see above)
  • June 4-9 – Discount Days at Fischer’s Uniforms (see above)
  • June 4-29 – Crusader Summer Academy (click here)
  • July 16-20 – Summer Reading Camp (click here)
  • Aug. 15 – First Day of 2018-2019 School Year (’18-’19 Calendar)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the lord is to be praised.” Psalm 113:3

Cross Copy Weekly – May 18, 2018

Princpal’s Posting

Congratulations, Class of 2018!
Commencement Exercises were held on May 17 at First Christian Church-Florissant. Hymns were sung, prayers were offered, speeches were made, names were read, and families rejoiced!

The LHSN Class of 2018 consisted of 61 students having a wide variety of talents and abilities. Collectively, the class received offers of over $8.3 million in scholarships and grants and accepted nearly $2 million. With a total of 219 college acceptances, students will be attending 41 different schools next year. Three will enlist in the military. The Lutheran North community is quite proud of all our students!

Especially noteworthy at the graduation ceremony were the insightful speeches made by members of the class. Valedictory addresses were given by Lily Kate Burreson, Allison Johnston, and Ray Pollvogt. Jack Krone and Chloe Liu each gave a Salutatory address. (Pictures taken at the graduation rehearsal.)


Christian Character Awards

Each year Christian Character Awards are presented to seniors who exemplify the qualities of some our greatest Biblical examples. These awards are faculty selected and carry great significance at Lutheran North, as we find our unity and hope in Jesus Christ and strive to live as He desires. Descriptions of the awards and this year’s award recipients are as follows:

Samaritan: is a good servant, helpful, giving, and willing to do more than what is required and not complaining when asked to serve – Jacob Meyr

Nehemiah: is a hard worker, sticks to the task until it is completed, and is not easily distracted – Andrew Ballenger & Ray Pollvogt

Joseph: keeps a positive attitude and optimistic outlook, trusting that God is working through the ups and downs of school life – Shannon Ambler & Barrington Cole Lincoln

Isaiah: demonstrates outstanding scholastic achievements in many subjects, but especially shows a keen interest and zeal in the study of God’s Word – Allison Johnston

Ruth: shows a great love and care for others and great loyalty to the betterment of the lives of others – Jessica Hines & Cora Wallace

Peter: shows great commitment in understanding God’s Word – Jonathan Krone & Theodore Laesch

Esther: accepts the role of leader, is strong and courageous and puts God first in her life – Lily Kate Burreson & Paige Liszewski

Daniel: trusts the Lord, uses the gift of prayer, and is a bold witness to his/her faith – Joshua Gray & Alexa Halliburton

Paul: shows a zeal and conscientious spirit for the work of Christ and the church, despite difficulties and challenges that may come along – Huy (Henry) Nguyen

David: is a Christian example through the use of his/her gifts and talents in athletics – Adia Buford & KeyShaun VanDyke


On to Sectionals

At the District Track meet last Saturday, the Crusaders qualified 21 events to compete in the Class 2 Section 2 sectionals here tomorrow (5/19). Congrats to Jordan White, who won the triple jump while setting a new school record, Josh Hopkins, long jump winner, and Marcus Smith, who won the high hurdles.

The Crusader girls’ Soccer team won their District Championship, defeating McCluer South-Berkeley by a score of 5-4 on Wednesday. The sectional game will be played at Orchard Farm this Saturday (5/19) at 9:30.

The Crusader Baseball team captured a District title with a 3-0 extra-inning win over Trinity on Tuesday. The game featured a strong pitching performance by Mike Washington, who also drove in the winning runs. The sectional will be at Valley Park at 4:15 on Monday (5/21).

GO CRUSADERS!!


Attention: Class of 2019

Senior Jersey order forms will be available sometime this summer. Design, printing, etc. are still being finalized. Next year’s seniors should be sure to watch their student email for details and instructions!



Please Note: NO Crusader Mothers’ Club tomorrow (5/19). It already happened on May 5. Sorry for any confusion!


School’s Out…

… but the LHSN office remains open. Summer office hours will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding tuition or financial aid, please call the LHSA business office, 314-382-6650. That office remains open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Last Call! 

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, as well as long-time football and baseball coach Mike Russell.

Other honorees will include graduates Mark Belew, Dick Beumer, John Hayden, Jana Haywood, Tony Irons, Bill LaMothe, Mark Petersen, and Lorenzo Scott, along with coaches Jim Prahlow and Ed Reitz.

As an added treat during the event, three newly graduated Crusaders will sing the National Anthem – Lily Kate Burreson, Paige Liszewski, and Joshua Gray.

To order tickets for this awesome evening, click here!


Mandatory Summer Reading

Reading is an important part of everyone’s education, and we hope that it becomes an integral part of our students’ lifelong learning process. To that end, LHSN requires all students to read over the summer. Freshmen and sophomores must read the two books on their respective list; juniors and seniors may choose books from their lists. Students will be tested on their required books the first day of class. Be sure to encourage your student to start early in order to complete his/her reading before school begins on August 15. Details and lists are available in OnCampus and can be downloaded from the LHSN website here.

Reading Camp: Incoming freshmen and sophomores have the opportunity to attend Summer Reading Camp at LHSN July 17-21. Participation is optional and the fee is $60 ($70 after July 1) for the five half-day sessions. Students will fulfill their summer reading requirement (books provided) during camp, and will be exempt from the test on the first day of school. Click here for information and registration form.


Summer School at LHSN 

To help students have access to enrichment opportunities or be able to get high quality credit recovery for failed courses, LHSN will again offer online summer school courses. Students will work at their own pace in a supervised environment to earn high school credit.

A variety of course options are available. Students may take up to two courses by enrolling in both the morning and afternoon sessions from May 29 to June 29. For a listing of courses, pricing, and registration information, click here.


School Uniform “Discount Days”

Fischer’s School Uniform store will have special fitting days for Lutheran North students. During regular store hours the week of June 4-9, a 10% discount will be given on all orders paid in full. Visit www.fischersuniforms.com for pricing information. Fischer’s is at 69 Florissant Oaks Shopping Center (63031).

Or, you may shop for used uniforms at the Lutheran Resale Shop, open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 6701 West Florissant, 314-389-9970.

Graduated SENIORS are encouraged to take their no-longer-needed uniforms to the Lutheran Resale Shop, or simply bring them to LHSN. Thank you!



Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • May 21 – Strategic Plan Meeting @ LHSN, 6:30 pm (see above)
  • May 29-June 29 – LHSN Summer School Classes (click here)
  • May 31 – St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Induction, 5 pm (see above)
  • June 4-9 – Discount Days at Fischer’s Uniforms (see above)
  • June 4-29 – Crusader Summer Academy (click here)
  • July 16-20 – Summer Reading Camp (see above)
  • Aug. 15 – First Day of 2018-2019 School Year (’18-’19 Calendar)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Theme for the Past Year

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

Cross Copy Weekly – May 11, 2018

Congratulations!

At the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce luncheon this past week, Keeley Kl0tzer and Paige Liszewski each were the recipients of a scholarship awarded by the Chamber and Shannon Ambler was honored as a Student of the Month.

Also this week, Lily Kate Burreson received a scholarship awarded by the Northwest Chamber of Commerce.  Well done, ladies! We commend you all.


Students of the Month

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

Daniel David (grade 12) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Daniel is a member of my Organic Chemistry class. He currently has a 95% average. As I teach class, it is obvious that Daniel is engaged and involved. I can see his understanding in his eyes. He shows an unusual ability to grasp the material in this class. Many college students struggle with Organic but Daniel has developed a very solid understanding of the concepts and techniques used in the class. He understands mechanisms – a step by step understanding of how a reaction occurs. This often eludes students taking Organic. Daniel will find this to be a solid foundation for college work in the near future.”

Isaac Stout (grade 11) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Isaac is a member of my Organic Chemistry class. He currently has a 97% average. Isaac shows a unique ability to grasp the material in this class. Many college students struggle with Organic but Isaac seems to have a very solid understanding of the concepts and techniques used in the class. Isaac is good at nomenclature – the naming and drawing of organic molecules. He also seems to understand mechanisms – step by step understanding of how a reaction occurs. Isaac will find this to be a solid foundation for college work in the near future.”

Keira Fuller (grade 10) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Keira is a member of my sophomore Chemistry class. She is currently averaging an ‘A.’ She has had several very high test scores on material that some students find to be very challenging. She scored a 104% on the Stoichiometry test, which was the highest score in the class. She scored a 95% on the Gas Laws test. Both of these chapters involve significant math and she handled them very well.”

Abby Roeglin (grade 9) was nominated by Mr. Dixon, who wrote, “Abby Roeglin has really worked hard in Freshman English this year. She always completes her readings and annotations and is an integral part of her lit circle and our larger class discussions. She stays ahead of all deadlines, which allows her to utilize time before and after school for help if needed. Apart from academics, she is a great example of Christian kindness to her peers and to all teachers and staff.”


Canned Goods Collection!

Students Jo’Nasia Brannen, Diamond Younge, and KeyShaun VanDyke decorated collection boxes for canned goods at Project Graduation.  A portion of the funds raised for Project Graduation were from two Thrivent grants and, as a final service to the community, seniors have been asked to donate canned goods when they arrive at the post-graduation event.  The donations will go to the Concordia Seminary Food Pantry.


Honors Assembly & Baccalaureate

One of the treasured traditions at Lutheran High School North is the annual Senior Honors Assembly. This past Monday morning, our seniors and their families had the chance to reflect on and celebrate their years at LHSN. The keynote speaker, Ms. Christine Callison, arrived at LHSN along with the seniors four years ago and said she has been blessed by them. Special awards and recognitions were presented to deserving seniors. Musical performances, presentations of Class Memories, and the Senior Video were added highlights.

What sets LHSN apart from other schools, however, were the hymns, prayers, and presentation of the Class Banner depicting the Class Scripture Verse, Romans 12:2: Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Our students learn to follow God’s ways – not the world’s. They know they are transformed from sinners to saints through the redeeming work of Christ.

The Baccalaureate service for the graduates of Lutheran North and Lutheran South was held this past Wednesday at Concordia Seminary in the Chapel of Saint Timothy and Saint Titus. What a fitting way to conclude one’s high school years, worshiping our gracious God and Savior. The prayers spoken on our graduates’ behalf implored God’s guidance and blessings on them and their future endeavors. Pictured are grade school friends from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church reuniting.


Finals Schedule

Please note the early dismissal times for the last three days of the school year, May 15-17, and arrange transportation accordingly. It is especially important for students to be in class on time for testing.

Tuesday, May 15 – 8:00-1:01 (Blocks 1, 2, 3)
Wednesday, May 16 – 8:00-1:01 (Blocks 4, 5, 6)
Thursday, May 17 – 8:00-11:27 (Blocks 7, 8)

Seniors have graduation rehearsal at First Christian Church of Florissant from 12:00 until 1:15 on Thursday. They should proceed to the church immediately following finals on Thursday.

The cafeteria will not be open for lunch during finals and there will be no after-school supervision. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation.


Summer iPads

As in the past, the Lutheran High School Association will permit students to take their iPad home for the summer, provided the following requirements have been met:

1.  Tuition & Fees are paid to date.
2.  The iPad is not damaged.
3.  The student has re-enrolled for the 2018-19 school year and set up payments in SMART tuition.

If the student is required to turn in the iPad and does not do so on the last day, he/she will be charged a $300 fee.

If the iPad is damaged, the fee to repair the iPad MUST be paid before the last day of school.

For seniors, the following requirements must be met in order to keep the iPad at the end of the year:

1.  Tuition & Fees are paid to date.
2.  If the iPad is damaged, the student will not get the iPad repaired unless he/she requests it and pays the fee.
3.  If the senior has an iPad Air 32G or iPad Air2 64G, an additional fee must be paid and will be communicated with the student.

Students who need to turn in their iPad have been contacted. Those iPads will be collected the final week of school. If you have questions, please contact Kathy Steinbrueck, ksteinbrueck@lhsastl.org or (314) 833-1090.


Mandatory Summer Reading

Reading is an important part of everyone’s education, and we hope that it becomes an integral part of our students’ lifelong learning. To that end, LHSN requires all students to read over the summer. Freshmen and sophomores must read the two books on their respective list; juniors and seniors may choose books from their lists. Students will be tested on their required books the first day of class. Be sure to encourage your student to start early in order to complete his/her reading before school begins on August 15. Details and lists can be downloaded from the LHSN website here.

READING CAMP: Incoming freshmen and sophomores have the opportunity to attend Summer Reading Camp at LHSN July 16-20. Participation is optional and the fee is $60 ($70 after July 1) for the five half-day sessions. Students will fulfill their summer reading requirement (books provided) during camp, and will be exempt from the test on the first day of school. Click here for information and registration form.


Summer School at LHSN

To help students have access to enrichment opportunities or be able to get high quality credit recovery for failed courses, LHSN will again offer online summer school courses. Students will work at their own pace in a supervised environment to earn high school credit.

A variety of course options are available. Students may take up to two courses by enrolling in both the morning and afternoon sessions from May 29 to June 29. For a listing of courses, pricing, and registration information, click here.


RSVP Now!

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, as well as long-time football and baseball coach Mike Russell.

Other honorees will include graduates Mark Belew, Dick Beumer, John Hayden, Jana Haywood, Tony Irons, Bill LaMothe, Mark Petersen, and Lorenzo Scott, along with coaches Jim Prahlow and Ed Reitz.

To order tickets for this awesome event, click here!



Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • May 11 – Yearbook Distribution, 3 pm
  • May 14 – Josten’s here for Ring Orders, during lunches and 4-6 pm
  • May 15-17 – Finals with Early Dismissal (see above)
  • May 17 – Graduation at First Christian Church of Florissant, 7 pm (admission by ticket only)
  • May 17 – Project Graduation at Maryland Heights Community Center, 10 pm-4 am
  • May 19 – Mothers’ Club, 9-10 am
  • May 21 – Strategic Plan Meeting @ LHSN, 6:30 pm (see above)
  • May 31 – St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Induction, 5 pm (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse Chosen by Class of 2018

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2

Cross Copy Weekly – May 4, 2018

MSHSAA Music Awards

Crusader senior Ted Laesch and his freshman brother, Nate Laesch, each received a Gold rating for their trumpet solo at the State Music Festival, held at the University of Missouri-Columbia on April 28.

Receiving this highest award at State is no easy task. Ted and Nate practiced all year for this competition and are to be commended for their hard work and dedication to music performance. Soli Deo Gloria!


Crusader Entrepreneurs

This past Wednesday three members of FBLA presented their business plan as they competed in the “YES” Challenge sponsored by Lutheran Church Extension Fund. “YES” stands for Young Entrepreneurs Sharing. LCEF reached out to the four Lutheran High Schools earlier this semester to see if any students wanted the opportunity to address a challenging assignment, solved through entrepreneurial thinking, teamwork, knowledge, and creativity. LCEF even offered a monetary reward for participants: $250 to each school that participates and $500 for the winner.

Cory Keathley, Jack Krone, and Dominic Cammarata represented Lutheran North as they competed against teams from Lutheran South and Lutheran St. Charles. The assignment was to develop a small business to be managed and employed by students and their peers, detailing at least one way the business would give back to the community, too. The business plan books (worth 50%) were due April 18 and on May 2 the teams presented (the other 50%) in front of a panel of judges at the LCMS International Center. Cory and Jack set the bar high after being selected to present first while Dominic did an excellent job with tech support. Even though North came away with second place, it was a great experience for all involved and Mr. Endorf is very proud of his business students!


Chembowl

LHSN took four first year Chemistry students to the Fourth Annual St. Louis Area ChemBowl held at Kirkwood High School on Saturday, April 28. Crusaders faced competition from teams representing Kirkwood, Priory, Clayton, Villa Duchesne, and St. Louis University High. Each round of competition involved three teams of four students answering toss up questions to earn the right to answer bonus questions. In the preliminary rounds, LHSN only lost to the three teams that competed in the finals. We are very proud of our students! They competed well, enjoyed the experience, and have some nice memories to cherish.

Team members pictured left to right were Carl Walker, Brittany David, Jasmine Bibby,  and Tony Walker.


Kudos

Crusader junior, Raevyn Ferguson, received a Power of 22 award for community service from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter. Raevyn is a participant in the Delta GEMS program and received the award last weekend at the sorority’s Mother-Daughter Brunch.



Clothing Drive – One More Week!

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church has an ongoing outreach program. To support their efforts, LHSN is collecting new or gently used clothing, underwear, and shoes. Please bring items to school and deposit them in the box in the main hallway by May 11. Thank you!


Robotics Video

Lutheran North is completing its second year as active participants in the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics program. With faculty advisors, Mr. Kersten and Mr. Langefeld, and very knowledgeable and helpful mentors, Ben Wang and Muhi “Mo” Mottaleb, from Boeing Corp., Crusaders enjoyed and benefitted greatly from the program. Check out this Boeing video for interesting info about LHSN robotics!

We anticipate a great year of Crusader robotics revving up again in August. Stay tuned and encourage your student to get involved!


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!


Cake Wars – Crusader Style!

The Crusader Foods I class put their creativity, competitive natures, and culinary skills to the test last week as students participated in “Cake Wars.” Faculty members served as judges and enjoyed seeing and tasting the variety of offerings. Mrs. Sanders said, “All of the students did an outstanding job…I am so very proud of them ALL!”

The winning entry, pictured above, was “Taste of Summer” by Kiera Fuller, Lydia Hernandez, and Nick Klotz. Runner-up was “Chocolate Factory” by Brijhae Gales, Nyla Howard, Jardin Knox, and Trinity Lowery.


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!


Summer iPads

As in the past, the Lutheran High School Association will permit students to take their iPad home for the summer, provided the following requirements have been met:

1.  Tuition & Fees are paid to date.
2.  The iPad is not damaged.
3.  The student has re-enrolled for the 2018-19 school year and set up payments in SMART tuition.

If the student is required to turn in the iPad and does not do so on the last day, he/she will be charged a $300 fee.

If the iPad is damaged, the fee to repair the iPad MUST be paid before the last day of school.

For seniors, the following requirements must be met in order to keep the iPad at the end of the year:

1.  Tuition & Fees are paid to date.
2.  If the iPad is damaged, the student will not get the iPad repaired unless he/she requests it and pays the fee.
3.  If the senior has an iPad Air 32G or iPad Air2 64G, an additional fee must be paid and will be communicated with the student.

Prior to the last week of school, we will contact all students who need to turn in their iPad. Those iPads will be collected the final week of school. If you have questions, contact Kathy Steinbrueck, ksteinbrueck@lhsastl.org or (314) 833-1090.


Play Date!

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Sanders’ Child Development class recently planned and executed a “play date” for preschool kids. The assignment involved setting up several different play areas in the gym and joining the little ones in various activities for one hour. It was hard to tell who actually had the most fun… the big kids or the small ones!


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!


I-70 Ramp Closure

If you head WEST on I-70 after leaving Lutheran North, you should be aware that beginning Monday, May 7 at 9:00 a.m., that ramp from southbound Lucas & Hunt onto westbound I-70 will be closed for two weeks. Motorists will need to find an alternate route. This is the first phase of a MoDOT project to improve all of the ramps at that interchange.

Please allow extra time, slow down and pay attention while driving through that area. We wish this could have waited until school is out, but no such luck!



Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • May 7 – Senior Breakfast, 7:15, and Honors Assembly, 8:10
  • 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 14 – Josten’s here for Ring Orders, during lunches and 4-6 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
  • May 19 – Mothers’ Club, 9-10 am
  • May 21 – Strategic Plan Meeting @ LHSN, 6:30 pm (see above)
  • May 31 – St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Induction, 5 pm (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-6