Cross Copy Weekly – June 29, 2018

Honor Roll

Congratulations to all the Crusaders named on the 2nd Semester Honor Roll. A total of 51 students achieved a grade point average of 3.75 or above, with 67 students earning a GPA between 3.2 and 3.74. That means 50%  of the student body is on the Honor Roll! We commend all those students for putting their God-given talents to good use.

To view the complete Honor Roll, click here.

Track Success at State

The Crusader squads finished in the top 15 at the Class 3 State Meet. Jordyn White, for the third year in a row, nabbed three medals at the State Meet. She placed in the long jump (3rd), triple jump (4th) and high hurdles (5th). Jasmine Bibby (triple jump) and the 4 x 1 of White, Leah Hodges, Camille Ricks, and Bola Animashaun competed well but did not qualify for the finals.

The Guys were led by Josh Hopkins’ 2nd in the long jump. Other scoring included a 3rd place finish in the 4 x 2 (Hopkins, Jalik Smith, Keyshaun Van Dyke and Donovan Marshall ran the 6th fastest time in school history), and Marcus Smith’s 5th in the high hurdles. Isaac Stout and Secondo Kaka (both in the 3200) competed well in non-scoring efforts. With many underclassmen on the squad, this season’s sterling performances (the Guys won the League meet, too) could be a springboard to next season.

Congratulations to Jordyn White upon making the All-Metro Track and Field Third Team. This is a great accomplishment as the Post Dispatch All-Metro includes all levels of schools in both the Saint Louis and Metro East areas.

Is Your Student Reading?

All LHSN students are required to participate in summer reading. Freshmen and sophomores read two designated books; juniors and seniors can choose books from a list. Students will be tested on their books on the first day of class (Aug. 15). Each LHSN family should have already received summer reading information in the mail with the report card. Parents, please encourage your child in his/her reading! Reading lists can be accessed here.

READING CAMP: Freshmen and sophomores have the option to sign up for 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. For information and to download a registration form, click here.

Personal Counseling Services

Lutheran North’s social worker, Ms. Michelle Marshall, is 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.

Please keep this service in mind and do not hesitate to contact Ms. Marshall. She can be reached via email,, or cell phone, 314-406-6766.

Summer – A Great Time to Complete “Saved to Serve” Hours 

All Lutheran North students complete Saved to Serve hours each year, following the example of service by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The summer months can be a convenient time for students to complete some or all of the required hours. Be looking for volunteer opportunities!

Be sure to complete the form available in the office, outside room 207, in OnCampus, and on the school’s website here. Any questions regarding the Saved to Serve program can be directed to Mr. Dixon,

Opportunity for Service Hours

Atonement Lutheran Church is again hosting a food pack for Feed My Starving Children. Last year over 100,000 meals were packed and this year the goal has been increased to 150,000 meals. Hundreds of volunteers are needed!

The “pack” is Saturday, July 14. Volunteers must register in advance and can choose from three shifts: 8:00-10:15 am; 11:15 am-1:30 pm; 2:30-4:45 pm.

Please help if you can! For information and to register, click here.

School Uniforms

Remember! Lutheran North requires all students to wear uniforms from Fischer’s School Uniform Store, 69 Florissant Oaks Shopping Center (63031), 314-921-9972.

Or, you may shop for used uniforms at the Lutheran Resale Shop, open 10 am-3 pm 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!

Sports Physicals for Returning* Students

All students planning to play sports anytime during the 2018-2019 school year must have a current physical (dated after Feb. 1, 2018) to try out, practice, or play. This is a state requirement each year.

Once again, LHSN is offering the opportunity for RETURNING students to get a physical here at Lutheran North. Dr. Tony Miller with Esquire Sports Medicine will be completing sports physicals at Lutheran North on Thursday, July 26 from 10:30 to 2:30 in room 111. Cost for a physical is $20, payable by cash or check made payable to Esquire Sports Medicine.

*NOTE: All incoming freshmen and transfer students need to obtain their physicals from their private physicians. Please see article above.

 … to Your US Mailbox!

Be on the lookout for the annual “summer mailing” from LHSN the first part of July. It will contain a wealth of important information concerning the new school year. When the big white envelope appears in your mailbox, be sure to open it, look at all the contents, and put it in a safe place!

Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • July 14 – Feed My Starving Children Food Pack (see above)
  • July 16-20 – Summer Reading Camp (see above)
  • July 26 – Sports Physicals for RETURNING Students (see above)
  • July 31 – Freshman Retreat @ Camp Trinity, 8 am-5 pm
  • Aug. 4 – Band Camp, all day
  • Aug. 6 – Fall Sports Practice/Tryouts Begin
  • Aug. 8 – Senior BBQ/Jump Start College Night, 5:30 pm
  • Aug. 14 – New Student Orientation, 8 am-1:30 pm
  • Aug. 15 – First Day of 2018-2019 School Year (’18-’19 Calendar)
  • Aug. 19 – “Back-to-School” for Parents, 2-5 pm
  • Aug. 22 – Sports Meeting for Parents, 6 pm
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

Be still, and know that I am god.” Psalm 46:10