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.
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.