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 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 –

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