Cross Copy Weekly – Sept. 28, 2018

Testing Day MOVED!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, ACT has changed the testing day from Tuesday, Oct. 2 to Tuesday, Oct. 16. On that day, Juniors will take an official ACT (payment of $44.50 is due now), and freshmen and sophomores will take the PreACT (cost covered by LHSN). Seniors will have Oct. 16 off to visit colleges and work on applications!

Please note that Oct. 2 will be a normal school day for all grades (Maroon; blocks 1-4). Parents of any senior who already has plans for a college visit that cannot be changed, should notify the office in order for the senior to be excused on Oct. 2.


Crusader Homecoming 2018

Lutheran North will celebrate Homecoming next week with a variety of special activities. Please encourage your student to participate in Spirit Week and plan to attend the Thursday night Pep Rally and the Friday night Football Game!

Monday
Class by Color Day: Freshmen – Brown; Sophomores – Red; Juniors – White; Seniors – Black
Tuesday
Pajama Day: Appropriate pj’s and slippers… and maybe a blankey!
Wednesday
Wacky Tacky Day: Stripes, Plaid, and Polks Dots?! Put together an outfit as twisted and mismatched as you can imagine!
Thursday
Squad Day: Get 3-5 of your friends together and dress as a group. You could be cartoon characters, a musical group, a sports team, you name it!
Friday
Maroon & Gold Day: Represent LHSN by going all out in maroon and gold! We’ll wrap the week up with a pep rally at the end of the school day.

Coronation Pep Rally & Powder Puff Football on Thursday beginning at 6:30 p.m. out in the stadium.
•  All Fall Sports teams recognized!
•  Homecoming Court Representatives crowned!
•  Senior nominees introduced!
•  Juniors vs. Seniors Powder Puff game!

Friday – Homecoming Football game vs. Burroughs at 7:00 p.m. Student Council will be selling $1 raffle tickets. You could win a Crusader Spirit Pack including LHSN Spirit Wear, FREE concessions, and more! You can also enter a Field Goal contest to try to win a $50 Visa Gift Card. All current LHSN students wearing Maroon & Gold will receive 1 free raffle ticket.

“Galaxy Gala” – the Homecoming Dance – happens Saturday, 7:00-10:30. Crusaders will blast off to the dark side of the moon and float through the Milky Way as they enjoy a night of music, food, and fun. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at 9:00. Tickets are $10 in advance (at lunches or through Smart Shopping Cart) and $15 at the door. Students bringing a guest from another school must download a guest permission form from OnCampus or pick one up in the office, and submit the completed form to the office by Friday, Oct. 5.


Students of the Month

Each month, September through April, the faculty chooses one student from each grade who demonstrates outstanding qualities or abilities. The four students are recognized after chapel, presented a certificate, and have their pictures displayed in the front hallway. Congratulations to the following students (pictured left to right) for leading by example and being named “Students of the Month” for September.

Taylor Robinson (grade 10) was nominated by Miss Bork, who wrote, “I have been very impressed with Taylor’s work in Honors English so far this year. She was a leader in her group during our first socratic seminar, her project on point of view in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird showed critical thinking, and her posts on our class blog are interesting and insightful. I look forward to reading her essay exploring the use of code switching in Harper Lee’s classic novel. In addition to her exceptional work, Taylor participates in class and is not afraid to ask clarifying questions when needed. Her work has earned her a 99.5% in the class so far.”

Deaven Crigler (grade 11) was nominated by Mr. Schoedel, who wrote, “Deaven is an exceptional Advanced Biology student. He sets an example for his peers by consistently coming to class prepared. He shows focus when working in the lab and turns in high-quality lab reports. He’s not afraid to ask questions in class and spends extra time outside of class to ensure his labs and lab reports are done correctly. Deaven is off to an impressive start this semester. He currently has the highest grade in the class and was the only student to receive a “Freakin’ Brilliant” stamp on the first test.”

Katie Laffold (grade 12) was nominated by Mr. Endorf, who wrote, “Katie is currently one of the top academic students in a very strong Accounting class. The attention to detail Katie has makes her a true asset to the classroom. Her work ethic is impeccable as she not only completes her work, but assists others in class who may be struggling. Katie has also been recognized by the office staff for going above and beyond her call of duty as she answers phones and greets visitors at her post in office procedures. She has even stayed after school during busy times to help out. Katie is off to a great start to her senior year and it’s about time we recognized her achievements in the classroom and the school overall. She’s a great ambassador for Lutheran North and a proud Crusader.”

Christian West (grade 9) was nominated by Mrs. Pierson, who wrote, “Since the beginning of the school year, Christian has put in numerous hours outside regular rehearsals to ensure he knows the music. He is a knowledgeable musician, and he often helps his peers during class. Christian has shown himself to be responsible, has displayed leadership, dedication, and is very respectful toward authority figures and peers.”


Dr. Tim Brackman

After recognizing the above Students of the Month following chapel on Thursday, the assembly surprised Principal Brackman by recognizing his recent accomplishment of earning his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University. Congratulations, Dr. Brackman! As his certificate states, “When leaders keep learning, faculty and students succeed!”


Fun 4 Purpose Presents Scholarships

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Kingdom State University Church (KSU) held its 3rd annual Fun 4 Purpose Community Carnival. The event was highlighted with the presentation of three $500 scholarships, one of which senior Raevyn Ferguson received. Students were encouraged to enter an essay competition about the importance of understanding “purpose.” We congratulate Raevyn!

Thanks to all who attended the carnival or helped in any capacity. Look for it again next year!


KPLR 11 Star Student of the Month 

Senior Amaya Earls has been selected as Star Student of the Month for September by KPLR 11. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, a broadcast team came to LHSN to film footage for KPLR 11’s Sports Extra segment that will air on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Many of Amaya’s Crusader teammates gathered around her while she was being interviewed by Rich Gould.

Amaya is a graduate of Immanuel-Olivette grade school. During her four years at Lutheran North, she has been a three-sport athlete, excelling in basketball, volleyball, and soccer. Congratulations, Amaya!


On the Air

Dr. Tim Brackman, Principal of Lutheran North High School, and Dr. Michael Starks, Lutheran North Middle School Director, joined Andy Bates and Sarah Gulseth on KFUO radio Wednesday to talk about the exciting news of the Lutheran North Middle School opening in fall of 2019. They discussed the need for this education in North County, and the difference this new Middle School will make in the lives of students. To listen to The Coffee Hour segment, click here.

Wednesday evening, in combination with our High School Transition night, LHSN hosted the first-ever informational introduction to our new Middle School. Families in attendance expressed much interest! Enrollment will open October 1st for all incoming 6th, 7th & 8th grade Jr. Crusaders, as well as LHSN students. No need to wait; start the process now!

To enroll or learn more about Lutheran North’s plans, visit lhsnstl.org, and follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter @lhsnstl.


Restaurant Fundraiser 

Project Graduation will have a McTeacher’s Night at McDonalds, 9131 W. Florissant on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 4-8 p.m. Satisfy your Big Mac attack and help Project Graduation at the same time!

The next Project Graduation meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. All junior and senior parents are invited!


Freshman & Sophomore Parents!

If you’re looking for something to do that is close to school while your freshman or sophomore is attending the Homecoming dance on Oct. 6, please join us for a PARENT SOCIAL hosted by the Mothers’ Club.

The social gathering will be held at a home in Ferguson – about 5 minutes from campus –  and is just an opportunity to get to know each other.

If you are interested in attending, please email Denise DiMercurio, denisendino@sbcglobal.net, or Mary Shay, mshaykeathley@gmail.com, for more information.


Calling All Bowlers!

LHSN Family Bowling Night will be Sunday, Oct. 7 (no school on Monday) from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Crest Bowl, 650 N. New Florissant Road in Florissant. Tickets may be purchased in the Main Office and cost $13. If you have a group of 6 and you purchase the tickets together, the cost will be $12.00 per ticket. Proceeds will benefit Project Graduation ’19. The Senior Class thanks you!



Seniors:  The FAFSA becomes available on October 1st! Students received an email from Mrs. Burreson about what is needed to complete the FAFSA. They may set up their account at fafsa.ed.gov or by using the myStudent Aid app. Both parent and student need a FSA ID and may set them up prior to Oct. 1 at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid.

The deadline to register for the Oct. 27 national ACT is today, Friday, Sept. 28.

Keep working on applications. Keep in mind the goal to have all applications finished by the end of October. Once finished, start on scholarship search with Naviance, Fastweb.com, and the financial pages of college websites.

Senior Sweat orders have been distributed to seniors. Please see the order form for details. The first order is due with payment by Oct. 15.

Juniors:  Tuesday, Oct. 16 (Note change in date!), is for most their first official ACT. Make sure your student is ready to go with a good night’s sleep, breakfast, #2 lead (not mechanical) pencils, eraser, and calculator. Cell phones are not allowed in testing rooms. Payment of $44.50 is now past due and should be turned into the Counseling Center prior to testing.

Students should be prepping for the ACT with their Method Test Prep account.

Students should start adding colleges to their “Colleges I’m Thinking About” list in Naviance… and keep their grades high!

Sophomores and Juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) offered at school on Wednesday, Oct. 10. This is an optional exam and the cost is $20. Taking the exam is a great opportunity for the student to compare his/her performance and comfort level with the two tests (SAT and ACT). Sign-up form and payment are due to the Counseling Center by Friday, Oct. 5. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Buford.

Freshmen and Sophomores:  Testing day is Tuesday, Oct 16 (Note change in date!). All 9th and 10th grade students will take the PreACT. Make sure your student is ready to go with a good night’s sleep, breakfast, #2 lead (not mechanical) pencils, eraser, and calculator. Cell phones are not allowed in testing rooms.

Saint Louis University 1818 Advanced College Credit enrollment closes on Sunday, Sept. 30. Please make sure students enrolled in ACC courses in English, history, Spanish, calculus, and advanced chemistry are signed up by Sunday. Students have had multiple reminders. Payment is due prior to Dec. 1, 2018. Watch for a bill from SLU.


Flu Shots Here!

Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect you and your family from the flu. The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends that people get vaccinated by the end of October, if possible. You can join the effort to fight flu by getting your flu vaccine and encouraging people to protect themselves and their family by doing the same.

Flu shots for the seasonal flu will be offered by Shop ‘n’ Save Pharmacy at LHSN on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 1:00-4:00 pm in the Main Office/Health Room. Flu shots will be available to all students, family members, faculty, and staff over the age of 13 years. A parental consent form must be completed for ages 13-17.

Please sign up for a flu shot in the main office and pick up a consent form by Tuesday, Oct. 16. The consent form must be completed to receive a flu shot. Your pharmacy insurance card information can be entered on the form or you can bring your pharmacy insurance card with you when the shot is received. You may print the form here and call the office, (314)389-3100, to reserve your spot.

If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse, Mrs. Jane Mark.


Annual Auction – Nov. 16

The 40th annual Auction & Gala will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 at The Coronado, located at 3701 Lindell Blvd. Our theme this year is “Havana Nights.”

Join us for salsa dancing, cigar rolling and much more! Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Please save the date and plan to attend this festive evening! We are currently seeking volunteers and donated items. To get involved now, contact Kippin Schelp at 314-833-2908 or kschelp@lhsastl.org. Donation, advertising, and sponsorship forms are available at lhsnstl.org/auction.


Lutheran Prayer Breakfast

The annual Lutheran Prayer Breakfast will be Oct. 31 at Orlando’s in Maryland Heights. The Rev. Dr. John Nunes will speak and a full breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30 a.m. See this flyer for more info and purchase tickets online here.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Oct. 1-6 – Homecoming Week (see above)
  • Oct. 2 – McTeacher Night, 4-8 pm (see above)
  • Oct. 6 – Fr. & Soph. Parent Social (see above)
  • Oct. 7 – Family Bowling Night, 7-10 pm (see above)
  • Oct. 8 – NO SCHOOL (Professional Development Day)
  • Oct. 9 – TJ’s Order Pick-up, 3-6 pm
  • Oct. 10 – PSAT/NMSQT Test (see above)
  • Oct. 11 – Mothers’ Club Dinner & Devotion, 6:30 pm
  • Oct. 12 – Faith in Action Day, 8-12 (Early Dismissal)
  • Oct. 16 – Testing Day (see above)
  • Oct. 16 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm
  • Oct. 16 – Deadline to Sign up for Flu Shot (see above)
  • Oct. 18 – Flu Shots, 1-4 pm (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” Colossians 3:13

Cross Copy Weekly – Sept. 21, 2018

Crusader
SOCCER Night Lights!

The Crusader soccer team will play under the lights at home on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7:00 vs. Crossroads. Come to cheer them on and enjoy the crisp night air and some Crusader concessions! No admission will be charged.

The Crusaders are on a victory streak, winning 4 of their last 5 games. In the 3-1 win over McCluer North on Sept. 20, senior Tom Xu scored the hat trick (3 goals)! Keep it up, Crusaders!


Deadline Tuesday!

Don’t forget to turn in your TJ’s Pizza & Dessert order by Tuesday, Sept. 25 to earn free items and benefit the LHSN music department. Thanks for your support!


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Appointment post cards were put in the mail today (9/21). If you requested conferences, look for the white post card in your mailbox and be prompt for your 10-minute appointment times, please. The teachers are expecting you!

Remember that school dismisses at 11:30 on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 27/28. Please make arrangements for your student to be taken home after school or practice.


Fun 4 Purpose Carnival 

Please join us tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 22 for a family fun-filled day! LHSN will host the Kingdom State University Community Carnival saluting education from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Enjoy free admission and food, raffle giveaways, games, prizes, inflatables, special scholarship presentation, and more!

This event was originally scheduled for Sept. 8 and re-scheduled due to inclement weather. We hope the students and parents who signed up to help will be able to attend!


Restaurant Fundraisers 

The LHSN Women’s Tennis Team would appreciate your help! Come to the Chipotle at 2391 Lindbergh in Florissant on Wednesday, Sept. 26 between 4:00 and 8:00. Bring this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting their cause. A whopping 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the team!

Project Graduation will have a McTeacher’s Night at McDonalds, 9131 W. Florissant on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 4-8 p.m. Satisfy your Big Mac attack and help Project Graduation at the same time! By the way, the next Project Graduation meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16.


Freshman & Sophomore Parents!

If you’re looking for something to do that is close to school while your freshman or sophomore is attending the Homecoming dance on Oct. 6, please join us for a PARENT SOCIAL hosted by the Mothers’ Club.

The social gathering will be held at a home in Ferguson – about 5 minutes from campus –  and is just an opportunity to get to know each other.

If you are interested in attending, please email Denise DiMercurio, denisendino@sbcglobal.net, or Mary Shay, mshaykeathley@gmail.com, for more information.



All juniors were taken to the North County College Fair at UMSL last Thursday and were exposed to over 75 colleges – a great start to their research! Take a look.

 Remember the School-wide Testing Day at LHSN on Tuesday, Oct. 2, for grades 9-11. (Seniors have the day off… a great time for a college visit!) A detailed letter regarding this testing, and the schedule for the day, was mailed to homes and is available here. 


Congrats to the Volleyball Team!

The Crusader Varsity Volleyball team went undefeated to take 1st place at the McCluer Tournament last weekend. Way to go, ladies!


Crusader Homecoming 2018

Spirit Week is Oct. 1-6! Mark these events on your calendar:

Thursday, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Pep Rally – Recognition of Teams – Introduction of Court Representatives – Powder Puff Football

Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Homecoming Football game against Burroughs

Saturday, 7:00-10:30 p.m.
Homecoming Dance – Galaxy Gala


Annual Auction – Nov. 16

The 40th annual Auction & Gala will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 at The Coronado, located at 3701 Lindell Blvd. Our theme this year is “Havana Nights.”

Join us for salsa dancing, cigar rolling and much more! Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Please save the date and plan to attend this festive evening! We are currently seeking volunteers and donated items. To get involved now, contact Kippin Schelp at 314-833-2908 or kschelp@lhsastl.org. Donation, advertising, and sponsorship forms are available at lhsnstl.org/auction.


Community Connection

LHSN is a good neighbor! This weekend Norwood Hills Country Club is in need of extra parking space as they host the USGA Women’s Mid-Am Golf Championship. Lutheran North is happy to oblige! Norwood will provide all the necessary staffing, security, and shuttle service for their patrons who park at Lutheran North.


Employment Opportunity

The Lutheran High School Association is seeking a Financial Aid Coordinator. Please see this attachment  for a description of the position and  application instructions.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Sept. 22 – Fun 4 Purpose Carnival, 10:00-3:00
  • Sept. 25 – Deadline for TJ’s orders
  • Sept. 26 – Chipotle Fundraiser, 4-8 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 26 – High School Transition Night & Middle School Info Session, 7 pm
  • Sept. 27 – Parent/Teacher Conferences by Appointment
  • Sept. 27/28 – Early Dismissal at 11:30 am
  • Sept. 28 – Mammography Van at LHSN, 9:00-2:00
  • Oct. 1-6 – Homecoming Week (see above)
  • Oct. 2 – Testing Day (see above)
  • Oct. 2 – McTeacher Night, 4-8 pm (see above)
  • Oct. 6 – Fr. & Soph. Parent Social (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.” Romans 1:12

Cross Copy Weekly – Sept. 14, 2018

Principal’s Posting

This week I was privileged to have one of those rewarding experiences every principal relishes. I was able to witness one of our own receive a prestigious award and celebrate his accomplishment with him and his family! Mr. Steve Atwater, LHSN Class of  1984, was inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held on the campus of Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas on Sept. 10.

As a Crusader at Lutheran North, Steve was an excellent student and leader, being named the Scholar Athlete and serving on the Executive Board for Student Council. While his fame came as a result of his football career, he also played basketball, baseball, and ran track. In football at North, Steve was selected as All-Conference and voted the league’s Most Valuable Player as a quarterback.

Steve received a full athletic scholarship to the University of Arkansas to play football. He was moved from quarterback to safety for the Razorbacks. He holds the school record at Arkansas with 14 interceptions. Steve was named to the All-Southwest Conference for three years and was an All-American twice. In 1994 he was named to the Razorback All-Century Team. Steve graduated in 1989 with a B.S. Degree in Finance and Banking.

For information about Steve’s successful professional football career, click here.


Did You Know?

LHSN teachers and coaches often send helpful information to parents electronically. (Some teachers do this weekly!) Parents can receive these emails and texts from LHSN on their phones! All you need to do is change your settings in OnCampus to make that happen. Here’s how…

Log in to OnCampus and click on your name in the top right corner.
Click on “settings.”
Click on “notifications” on the lefthand side of the screen.
Select the items you would like emailed to you.

To receive text messages:
Use the + button under text to set up your phone to receive text notifications.

When it comes to education, communication is key! We want parents to be informed and strive to make that possible and convenient. Thank you for your cooperation in that process.


for Parent/Teacher Conferences

This Sunday, Sept. 16 is the sign-up deadline. Click here to sign up!


Shopping Boutique-This Sunday! 

Please join us for a fun afternoon of fellowship, snacks, and SHOPPING for cool stuff! The Shopping Boutique will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Lutheran North Crusader Cafe.

This annual vendor fair makes a perfect time to buy unique things for yourself, the holidays, or your family’s donation to the Lutheran High School Association Gala in November.

Vendors at the Boutique include: Norwex, Initials Inc., Tupperware, Usborne Books, LuLaRoe, Armon Khristian Jewelry, PartyLite, Pampered Chef, LN Spirit Wear, Papparazi, Ben & Vi Sweets and More, Lip Sense, Color Street, and Thirty-One.

Here’s a link to the Facebook invitation.


TO-DO List! 

•  Sell TJ’s Pizza & Dessert to earn free items and benefit the music department. Forms were given to students and are available in the office. Deadline is Sept. 25.

•  Eat at Panda Express at Lindbergh and St. Charles Rock Road on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 4-10 p.m. to support Project Graduation. You must have a flyer, available here or in the office! A Project Graduation meeting will also be that night at 6:00.

•  Attend the Fun 4 Purpose Carnival, rescheduled for Sept. 22, 10:00-3:00. Free admission and food, games, prizes, inflatables, and more! Bring your family!

•  Ladies, call 314-747-7222 to make an appointment for the Siteman Mammography Van, at LHSN Sept. 28, 9:00-2:00.

Attend the Lutheran Prayer Breakfast Oct. 31 at Orlando’s in Maryland Heights. The Rev. Dr. John Nunes will speak and a full breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30 a.m. See this flyer for more info and purchase tickets online here.


Attn: Class of ’21 & ’22 Parents

If you’re looking for something to do that is close to school while your freshman or sophomore is attending the Homecoming dance, please join us for a PARENT SOCIAL hosted by the Mothers’ Club.

The social gathering will be held at a home in Ferguson – about 5 minutes from campus –  and is just an opportunity to get to know each other.

If you are interested in attending, please email Denise DiMercurio, denisendino@sbcglobal.net, or Mary Shay, mshaykeathley@gmail.com, for more information.



 

Senior parents! Make plans to attend the College Financial Aid NightWednesday, Sept. 19, 7:00 pm.

Juniors will be attending the North County College Fair on Sept. 20 from 1:00-2:30. Juniors will be taken by bus to participate in this fair where over 75 colleges will have representatives. Parents, please sign the required permission slip and please assist your son/daughter make a plan for which schools to visit at the fair.

The Counseling Office encourages ALL juniors to attend one or more of the college fairs taking place in St. Louis; the most comprehensive one is the fair at St. Louis University on Oct. 21.  A college fair is a great way to begin your college search! Click here for a list.

Note the School-wide Testing Day at LHSN on Tuesday, Oct. 2, for grades 9-11. (Seniors have the day off… a great time for a college visit!) A detailed letter regarding this testing, and the schedule for the day, was mailed to homes and is available here.


Parent Volunteer Hours

Each Lutheran North family is required to volunteer 10 hours per year. Any adults over 18 years of age are eligible to work. (Current LHSN students are not eligible.) A wide range of service opportunities are available.

Parent volunteer opportunities are being sent out each week via Sign Up Genius!  If you have not received any emails to sign up, please check your spam folder and contact Becky Kammeier via email, bkammeier@lhsnstl.org, with a correct email address.

Remember! Service hours will ONLY be counted if they are in Sign Up Genius. Volunteers must sign in and out at each volunteer event on sheets provided by the supervisor of the event. (As an option, families may pay a $250 “buy out” fee instead of working, or $25 per hour not completed.)


Crusader Runners

At the Ladue/Clayton Cross Country meet on Thursday, Sept. 6, Isaac Stout won the race with his season best time and Secondo Kaka was 7th in the 11-school invitational. (Pictured with the Crusader medalists are assistant coach Dave McCollister and head coach Jim Prahlow.) Joey Jolly finished in the top 25 in the varsity field; Elijah Phillips and Elijah Day finished in the top 15 of the sophomores and Charlie Landry finished in the top 20 freshmen.

On Sept. 4, Ellie Jander won the Principia 3K scrimmage, with Jordyn White also finishing in the top 10. The next meet is Sept. 20 in the 23rd Annual Lutheran North Invite at Spanish Lake. Run, Crusaders, run!


Crusader Night Lights!

The Crusader football team has been on the road for 3 long weeks. Help welcome the boys back as they take on the Westminster Wildcats this Friday night (9/14). The theme this week is “Black Out.” StuCo will sell raffle tickets and during halftime games, students will have the chance to win iTunes cards, spirit wear, and free food from the concession stand. Every LHSN student wearing black will receive 1 free raffle ticket!

Come to the football home opener tonight and cheer on the Crusaders! Lutheran North T-shirts and spirit wear will be available for purchase at lunches today and at the game. GO BIG NORTH!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Sept. 16 – Deadline to sign up for P/T Conferences (see above)
  • Sept. 16 – Shopping Boutique, 1:00-4:00 (see above)
  • Sept. 18 – Project Graduation ’19 Meeting, 6:00 pm
  • Sept. 18 – Fundraiser @ Panda Express, 4:00-10:00 (see above)
  • Sept. 19 – College Financial Aid Presentation, 7:00 pm
  • Sept. 22 – Fun 4 Purpose Carnival, 10:00-3:00
  • Sept. 25 – Deadline for TJ’s orders
  • Sept. 27 – Parent/Teacher Conferences by Appointment
  • Sept. 27/28 – Early Dismissal at 11:30 am
  • Sept. 28 – Mammography Van at LHSN, 9:00-2:00 (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.” James 5:13

Cross Copy Weekly – Sept. 7, 2018

Parent/Teacher Conferences

First semester teacher conferences will be Thursday, Sept. 27, between 1:00 and 8:00. All parents are invited to make appointments with any of their child’s teachers. Parents of students who are experiencing any difficulty in class are especially encouraged to request conference time with the respective teacher. Parents who have students with failing grades are expected to make an appointment with that teacher. Current grade status is always available through OnCampus.

Appointments must be made in advance by using the link at the end of this article to access an electronic form. Conferences must be requested by Sept. 14.

After conferences are requested, we will schedule appointments. An appointment post card giving time and room location of conferences will be mailed to homes on Sept. 21. Watch for it in your mailbox!

We will have two half-days of school on Thursday, Sept. 27 and Friday, Sept. 28. Dismissal will be at 11:30 both days; please make arrangements for your student to be taken home. Athletic practices will generally be held immediately following classes on both days. Please check with coaches.

Click here to sign up!


Seniors Lead by Example

Once each month, Crusader seniors are treated to breakfast before school for some bonding time and reinforcement of leadership skills. At each breakfast, seniors who have been nominated by teachers or peers are recognized for displaying any of the five leadership characteristics taught at their Leadership Retreat last May: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Encourage the Heart, Enable Others to Act, and Challenge the Process.

At the September breakfast this morning (Sept. 7), the following seniors (pictured left to right) were recognized for various leadership actions : Aaron Fackler, Katie Laffold, and Isaac Stout. Congratulations and thanks to these leaders!


Pep Zone at LHSN!

Fox2 News in the Morning will televise Pep Zone at Lutheran North on Friday, Sept. 14! It will be an early morning pep rally, so please encourage your student to be at school by 6:00 a.m. that day. We need all students at this event, which is sure to be a blast!  We look forward to all Crusaders showing their school pride to the rest of St. Louis.

We know high school students love food, so we will serve a FREE pancake breakfast to all who come to Pep Zone. Thank you for your support!


Mothers’ Club

Ladies, the Crusader Mothers’ Club meets this Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. All Moms are invited and encouraged to attend! Please bring your own drink; a light snack will be provided. Besides getting acquainted with each other, there will be a guest speaker from Thrivent.


Faces & Our Cultures

Faces & Our Cultures is a 7.5 week cultural exchange program between Guatemala and the U.S. We are aware of several high school students from Guatemala interested in serving as cultural ambassadors and guest students at LHSN this fall. LHSN is looking for short-term host families for these students.

An informational meeting will be held at LHSN on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6:00 p.m. Please come and learn more about the Faces & Our Cultures program and this international opportunity. You may contact Mr. Calvin Smith in the LHSA office, 833-2907, with any questions.


Shopping Boutique!-Sept. 16 

Please join us for an afternoon of fellowship, snacks, and SHOPPING!

The Shopping Boutique will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 1:00-4:00 pm in the Lutheran North Crusader Cafe. The Shopping Boutique is an annual vendor fair and makes a perfect time to shop for yourself, the holidays, or your family’s donation to the Lutheran High School Association Gala in November.

Two vendor spaces are still available and we’d love to fill them with LHSN parents or alumnae. If interested, please contact Heather Lankford, 314-337-6258 or imdomsmom@hotmail.com as soon as possible. Look for a list of vendors in next week’s Cross Copy Weekly!


TJ’s Pizza & Dessert Sale 

Parents! If you haven’t seen the order form and letter that was sent home on Monday, ask your student for it!

The LHSN Music Department is sponsoring a TJ’s Pizza, Dessert, and Cookie Dough sale. We encourage you to share the form with your friends, family, and co-workers. Return the form – with payment – by Tuesday, Sept. 25. Checks should be payable to LHSN. Orders are picked up on Tuesday, Oct. 9, between 3:00 and 6:00 in the Counseling Center.

Sales initiatives include 1 FREE item for every 10 items sold and the LHSN student who sells the most items (must be 40 or more) will receive a $100 Amazon gift card! All other students selling 35 or more items will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire.

Be sure to include your name and phone number on the front of the order form, and list your FREE product choices also on the front.


Dine & Donate!

The first opportunity of the year to support Project Graduation ’19 will be on Tuesday, Sept. 18, between 4 and 10 p.m. at PANDA EXPRESS, Lindbergh and St. Charles Rock Road. You get to enjoy dinner out and 20% of the proceeds will go to Project Graduation ’19! Participants need to have a flyer, available here or in the office.

The next Project Graduation ’19 meeting will also be on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6:00, in the Counseling Center.  All junior and senior parents are encouraged to attend!



 

Senior parents! Mark your calendars for the College Financial Aid NightWednesday, Sept. 19, 7:00 pm.

The Counseling Office encourages ALL juniors to attend one or more of the college fairs taking place in St. Louis; the most comprehensive one is the fair at St. Louis University on Oct. 21.  A college fair is a great way to begin your college search! Click here for a list.

Note the School-wide Testing Day at LHSN on Tuesday, Oct. 2, for grades 9-11. (Seniors have the day off… a great time for a college visit!) A detailed letter regarding this testing, and the schedule for the day, was mailed to homes and is available here.


Fun 4 Purpose Carnival –
RESCHEDULED for SEPT. 22

Due to the forecast of heavy rain tomorrow, Kingdom State University has rescheduled its 3rd annual FUN 4 PURPOSE community carnival to Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10:00-3:00 at LHSN. Please come then to enjoy FREE admission and food, raffle giveaways, games, prizes, inflatables, special scholarship presentation, and more!

Kingdom State University (KSU) is a faith-based nonprofit organization whose purpose is to raise awareness, educate, and inspire youth and young adults to value their faith and live their life with God woven into every aspect.


Employment Opportunities

The Lutheran High School Association currently has several job openings. For a listing and descriptions, click here.


Lutheran Prayer Breakfast –
Celebrating Fellowship. Reaffirming Faith.

The annual Lutheran Prayer Breakfast will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31 at the Orlando Events & Conference Center, 2050 Dorsett Village Plaza in Maryland Heights. The speaker will be Rev. Dr. John Nunes, president of Concordia College New York, and former LHSN parent. LHSA is a sponsor of this event, which everyone is welcome to attend. See this flyer for more info!

Tickets should be purchased online here, or paper registration forms are available in the office.


Don’t Forget, Ladies!

The Siteman Mammography Van will be at Lutheran North on Friday, Sept. 28, 9:00-2:00. Call 314-747-7222 for an appointment.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Sept. 8 – Mothers’ Club, 9:00 am (see above)
  • Sept. 13 – Exchange Student Information, 6:00 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 14 – Televised PEP ZONE, 6:00 am (see above)
  • Sept. 14 – Deadline for P/T Conf. Sign-ups (see above)
  • Sept. 16 – Shopping Boutique, 1:00-4:00 (see above)
  • Sept. 18 – Project Graduation ’19 Meeting, 6:00 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 18 – Fundraiser @ Panda Express, 4:00-10:00 (see above)
  • Sept. 19 – College Financial Aid Presentation, 7:00 pm (see above)
  • Sept. 22 – Fun 4 Purpose Carnival, 10:00-3:00 (see above)
  • Sept. 25 – Deadline for TJ’s orders (see above)
  • Sept. 27 – Parent/Teacher Conferences by Appt. (see above)
  • Sept. 27/28 – Early Dismissal at 11:30 am
  • Sept. 28 – Mammography Van at LHSN, 9:00-2:00 (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” philippians 2:3