Cross Copy Weekly – Nov. 9, 2018

OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, Nov. 11
2:00-4:00

Please spread the word to friends, neighbors, and co-workers! Invite them to come learn about Lutheran North Middle School and Lutheran North High School; meet teachers and administrators; find out how to
ACHIEVE, BELIEVE, BELONG at Lutheran North!

Remember! Word-of-mouth advertising
is our most effective recruitment tool!


State Playoffs!

Crusader status in MSHSAA Playoffs are as follows. Please come out to support our athletes and cheer them on in the post-season!

Cross Country – Crusader runners represented LHSN well at the State Meet in Jefferson City last Saturday. Pictured are All-State seniors Secondo Kaka, 10th Place, and Isaac Stout, 7th Place. Sophomore Ellie Jander finished 36th out of 176 runners.

Soccer – With a 2-1 overtime win over Cole Camp last Saturday, the Crusaders have advanced to the Class 2 State Semifinals for the first time in LHSN history! Their opponent will be Barstow (Kansas City area) at 2:00 this afternoon (Nov. 9) at Soccer Park in Fenton. A win will put them in the Championship match to be played there at 4:00 on Sunday, Nov. 10. The match to determine third and fourth place will be played at noon on Nov. 10. GO, CRUSADERS!

Football – Having defeated Duchesne in the 2nd round of District play, the Crusaders vie for the District Championship tonight (Nov. 9) vs. Lift for Life at 7:00 here on LaMothe Field. Come and cheer them on!


Senior Leaders

Each month at the Senior Breakfast, we recognize seniors who were “caught” displaying the five leadership characteristics taught at the Leadership Retreat: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Encourage the Heart, Enable Others to Act, and Challenge the Process. Seniors can be nominated by their teachers or their peers.

At the November breakfast, the following seniors were recognized for various leadership actions (pictured left to right): Jordyn White, Josh Hopkins, Victoria Chandler, Orece Robinson, Becca Roth, Greg Carr, Jessica Molden, Zach Roeglin, and Katie Laffold. Honorees not pictured included Tieryn Minor, Edward Keith, and Kaylynn Hayden. We’re proud of you, seniors!


District Music Honors

Congratulations to Alexander Paul and Nate Laesch! During the month of October, District Honors Choir and District Honors Band auditions took place. Both Alex and Nate have the distinct honor of being chosen for these groups – Alex for District Choir and Nate for District Band. Way to go, Crusader musicians!


Special Guest Speakers

Last Friday, Mr. Endorf’s Personal Finance class had a few guest speakers to discuss banking careers. Kristina Stierholz, Anthony Ricks, and Gerald Kirk shared their career and educational paths before presenting on the financial industry. Kristina and Anthony, who both work at the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, informed students on what the FED looks for in candidates applying for jobs. Soft skills are just as important as hard skills.

All three speakers emphasized to students that “North is a special place” where students learn how to put the work in while growing their relationship with Christ, reminding them they are not alone when they leave.

Gerald mentioned he acquired a history minor mostly because of his influential high school history teacher, Mr. Mac. How have you influenced those around you? Mr. Endorf is curious as to who from the North community has influenced you over the years and how? Feel free to drop an email to him at pendorf@lhsnstl.org.


Visiting World Wide Technology

Lutheran North recently had the privilege of being selected to attend the High School Open House at the World Wide Technology headquarters in Westport. Mr. Brackman accompanied ten Crusaders for a tour, presentations, and lunch at the awesome new facility. The following Crusaders enjoyed this enriching experience: Jonah Koch, Edward Keith, Isaac Stout, Ariana Ross, Carl Walker, Kemi Omolayo, Stephanie Njeri, Liberty Webb, Tony Walker, and Moriah Morrow.


Project Graduation ’19

Parents! Please come to our meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6:00 p.m. in the counseling center.

Senior parents should know what is being planned for our graduates and give their ideas for making this an awesome celebration and culminating activity for their kids.

Junior parents will want to see how the process works so they know what to expect next year!

Sophomore and freshman parents may want to get a jump on what’s to come! Besides, who doesn’t like to plan a party?!


Attn: Senior Parents

Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch is our official senior photographer and will bring a new experience to the Class of 2019. Prestige will have a full mobile studio on our campus on November 14 and 15 to photograph all senior portraits. Multiple session choices will include personal background, pose selection, and clothing changes.

You should have received scheduling and session information from Prestige Portraits. Remember! All seniors must be photographed by Prestige to be included in the yearbook, and must have an appointment for a photo session.


A+ Information Session for all Lutheran North families will be Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Please join us to find out about this program and how it can fund two years of college tuition for eligible students. Please note that this is an opportunity to get FREE college tuition for two years!

Junior Parent College Night – Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:15 p.m. (following the A+ info session at 6:30 p.m.). Counselors Burreson and Buford will meet with parents of juniors to provide an overview of the college counseling curriculum including the process for researching and applying to college and financial aid. All junior parents are strongly encouraged to attend. This session will run 7:15-8:30.

Seniors – should be finishing up college applications and completing the FAFSA. The second senior sweats order is due on Nov. 16 by 8:00 a.m. This is the final order for the year. The orders will be ready for pick up prior to Christmas break in case you are looking for a gift idea for your son/daughter.

Going Merry – a new scholarship search engine! Seniors should check it out and sign up here. Students from other local schools are enthusiastic about this service, so try it out and let the Counseling office know what you think.

Guest Speaker on Nov. 28: Sex Trafficking is real in St. Louis! – Heather Sparks, a leader for Concerned Women for America and Sex Trafficking activist, will be speaking at Lutheran North on Nov. 28th. She will be sharing the harsh realities of sex trafficking in the St. Charles and St. Louis area, and what our students can do to prevent it and help victims of it. Heather will also be explaining the link between social media and dating app usage, pornography, and sex trafficking. Her informative and age-appropriate presentation brings awareness to this issue, explains to students how sex traffickers use the internet to lure the vulnerable, and how they can protect and prevent themselves and others from ever being a victim.


FREE Car Wash for Students!

Waterways by Westport Plaza is offering a FREE express car wash to students who show a valid school ID and this bar code on weekends through November. THANKS, Waterways, and the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce!



Local students from the Lutheran Summer Music Academy will be giving a concert at Lutheran Church of the Atonement on Nov. 17, 7:30-9:00 p.m. (note time change). The concert, featuring Broadway selections, will highlight what the young musicians learned at LSM. A worship service will also be included.

The academy involves members of Atonement, St. Paul’s, and other area Lutheran churches including Lutheran North student Alexander Paul. A freewill offering will be taken to help the students pay their 2019 tuition to the academy, held at Valparaiso University. Everyone is welcome!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Nov. 11 – Open House, 2-4 pm (see above)
  • Nov. 13 – A+ Info Meeting, 6:30 pm (see above)
  • Nov. 13 – Jr. Parent College Night, 7:15 pm (see above)
  • Nov. 14 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm (see above)
  • Nov. 14-15 – Senior Yearbook Pictures (see above)
  • Nov. 16 – LHSA Havana Nights Auction & Gala, 6 pm
  • Nov. 21-23 – Thanksgiving Break (No School)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16

Cross Copy Weekly – Oct. 26, 2018

Now Showing!

“Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily” continues with performances in the LHSN gym at 7:00 tonight and tomorrow (Oct. 26/27). Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, free for kids 5 and under. Come support our talented and hardworking Crusader thespians. You will surely be entertained!


State Playoffs!

Lutheran North athletes have completed their regular seasons and are pursuing advancement in the MSHSAA Playoffs as follows. Please come out to support the Crusaders and cheer them on in the post-season!

Football – District 1st Round vs. Hillsboro Grandview, Friday, Oct. 26 at home, 7:00

Cross Country – District Meet Saturday, Oct. 27 at Spanish Lake Park, Girls 10:35, Boys 11:45

Volleyball – District Champs! Sectional Saturday, Oct. 27 vs. Duchesne at Lindenwood University, 1st match 3:00, finals about 6:00

Soccer – District Champs! Sectional at Cole Camp Saturday, Nov. 3, 2:00


Lost & Found

The Christian rock group, Lost & Found, gave a special performance of Luther: The Rock Opera last Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto, Illinois. This rock opera tells the story of the early days of the Reformation, following the life and work of Martin Luther. Seven Crusaders accompanied Mr. Dixon to enjoy this free performance.


We’ve Got SPIRIT, Yes We DO!

This is your chance to let St. Louis know that Lutheran North is the best school around! Cast your vote for the Crusaders on Fox 2’s Pep Zone Playoffs by clicking here.


Angel’s Apples Pickup

Don’t forget to pick up your yummy apples TODAY (Oct. 26) between 3:00 and 6:00. Thanks to everyone who ordered. Project Graduation appreciates your support!


Save a Life!

The National Honor Society Fall Blood Drive is Monday, Nov. 5 from 9-2 in the gym. Students, parents, and faculty are encouraged to donate. Parent-signed permission forms are required for 16-year-olds and are available in the office. Each donation can help save three lives!


Attn: Senior Parents

Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch is our official senior photographer and will bring a new experience to the Class of 2019. Prestige will have a full mobile studio on our campus on November 14 and 15 to photograph all senior portraits. Multiple session choices will include personal background, pose selection, and clothing changes.

Watch your mailbox and email for scheduling and session information from Prestige Portraits. Remember! All seniors must be photographed by Prestige to be included in the yearbook.


Red Ribbon Week is a powerful time for prevention efforts to be shared between teens, but the message needs to be carried at home, too. That’s why NCADA (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse) and the St. Louis Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration are excited to use this week to continue to raise awareness for prevention and spread the news of Talk About It‘s expansion. NCADA encourages families to visit TalkAboutItMO.com to access free, age appropriate talking kits and start the conversation!

A+ Information Session for all Lutheran North families will be Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Please join us to find out about this program and how it can fund two years of college tuition for eligible students. Please note that this is an opportunity to get FREE college tuition for two years!

Seniors – should be finishing up college applications and completing the FAFSA. The second senior sweats order is due on Nov. 16 by 8:00 a.m. This is the final order for the year. The orders will be ready for pick up prior to Christmas break in case you are looking for a gift idea for your son/daughter.

Going Merry – a new scholarship search engine! Seniors should check it out and sign up here. Students from other local schools are enthusiastic about this service, so try it out and let the Counseling office know what you think.

Junior Parent College Night – Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:15 p.m. (following the A+ info session at 6:30 p.m.). Counselors Burreson and Buford will meet with parents of juniors to provide an overview of the college counseling curriculum including the process for researching and applying to college and financial aid. All junior parents are strongly encouraged to attend. This session will run 7:15-8:30.


Open House
Sunday, Nov. 11
2:00-4:00 

Please spread the word to friends, neighbors, and co-workers! Invite them to come learn about Lutheran North Middle School and Lutheran North High School. Meet teachers and administrators. Find out how to
ACHIEVE, BELIEVE, BELONG at Lutheran North!

Remember! Word-of-mouth advertising
is our most effective recruitment tool!


FREE Car Wash for Students!

Waterways by Westport Plaza is offering a FREE express car wash to students who show a valid school ID and this bar code on weekends through November. THANKS, Waterways, and the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce!


Havana Nights Auction & Gala

This is the last week to order your tickets for the Havana Nights Auction & Gala. You won’t want to miss out on the fun! The event is on Friday, Nov. 16 at The Coronado, located at 3701 Lindell Blvd. Join us for salsa dancing, cigar rolling and much more! Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Order your tickets at lhsnstl.org/auction.



Local students from the Lutheran Summer Music Academy will be giving a concert at Lutheran Church of the Atonement on Nov. 17, 7-8:30 p.m. The concert, featuring Broadway selections, will highlight what the young musicians learned at LSM. A worship service will also be included.

The academy involves members of Atonement, St. Paul’s, and other area Lutheran churches. A freewill offering will be taken to help the students pay their 2019 tuition to the academy, held at Valparaiso University. Everyone is welcome!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Oct. 26-27 – Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, 7 pm (see above)
  • Oct. 26 – Pick up Angel’s Apples orders, 3-6 pm
  • Nov. 5 – Blood Drive, 9-2 (see above)
  • Nov. 9 – Senior Breakfast, 7:15
  • Nov. 11 – Open House, 2-4 pm (see above)
  • Nov. 13 – A+ Info Meeting, 6:30 pm (see above)
  • Nov. 13 – Jr. Parent College Night, 7:15 pm (see above)
  • Nov. 14 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm
  • Nov. 14-15 – Senior Yearbook Pictures (see above)
  • Nov. 16 – LHSA Havana Nights Auction & Gala, 6 pm (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

Cross Copy Weekly – Oct. 19, 2018

Don’t Miss It!

The Lutheran North Theater Department invites you to join them for an evening of mystery and intrigue as they present “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily.” Accompanied by that consummate wit Oscar Wilde, the beautiful actress Lillie Langtry (the Jersey Lily) seeks help from the brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes in a small matter involving blackmail, some missing jewels and the royal family.

Performances are Oct. 25, 26, and 27. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, children 5 and under are free.

Cast members and their characters are as follows: Carl Walker – Sherlock Holmes, Christian Salemink – Dr. Watson, Becca Roth – Lily Langtry, Alexander Paul – Oscar Wilde, Ainsley Geiger – Kitty/Mrs. Tory, Dominic Cammarata – Moriarity, Andrew McAnulty – Smythe, Zach Roeglin – Karim, Mitchell Franklin – Man 1, Tyler Bochantin – Man 2. Other Crusaders who are understudies include Jessica Molden, Greg Carr, Natashia Davis, Will Liszewski, and Tim Roth. The play is directed by Miss Bork and Mrs. Pierson.


Alumnae Return to LHSN

Sydney Cross, Class of ’07, recently returned to LHSN to talk about her role as a diplomat with the U.S. State Department. Since graduating from North, Trinity University (bachelor degree) and Howard University (master’s), Sydney has lived in Vietnam, Tanzania, Mexico, and Washington DC. Current Crusaders enjoyed hearing about the exciting career experiences Sydney has had.

Rachel Seiler, Class of ’13, is a singer/songwriter living in Nashville. In a recent chapel assembly at LHSN, Rachel sang four Christian songs including two of her original works. She referenced scripture, which tied in with the lyrics of her songs. Students and faculty were enriched by Rachel’s music and words.

Both young ladies are appreciative of the training they received at Lutheran North, as well as the encouragement to pursue and achieve their dreams. We’re glad they returned to share their success with us!


Crusaders Put Faith in Action

Last Friday, students and faculty alike boarded buses and went out into the community to lend a helping hand. They spent the morning planting trees, doing yard work, packaging food, playing with preschoolers, painting, moving furniture, etc. Take a look…

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


There’s Still Time
to get Angel’s Apples!

Project Graduation is taking orders for those marvelous Angel’s Apples through MONDAY, Oct. 22. Delivery will be Friday, Oct. 26 (3-6 p.m.). Order forms were distributed to all students and extra forms are available in the main office. You may also download one here.

These apples are available with 24 different delectable coatings and are truly outstanding as dessert or as gifts. If you haven’t ever tried them, we recommend you do so!

Project Graduation needs your help! Please support our fundraisers with your own participation and by promoting them to your friends and co-workers. The next Project Graduation meeting will be WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14. Parents are urged to attend.


Red Ribbon Week

TREND is sponsoring Red Ribbon Week (RRW) next week, Oct. 22-26. Red Ribbon Week is drug awareness week, so students will hear facts about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. TREND will lead chapel on Monday and sponsor the following days:

Monday – RRW Kickoff – Get a red ribbon in chapel to wear all week
Tuesday – Wear a red shirt with uniform bottoms
Wednesday – “Give Drugs the Flop” day – Wear flip flops or slides to school
Thursday – “Put a Cap on Drugs” day – Wear a cap to school
Friday – “Don’t Mess with Your Genes” day – Wear jeans with uniform top


Counselors’ Corner

A+ Information Session for all Lutheran North families will be Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Please join us to find out about this program and how it can fund two years of college tuition for eligible students.

Seniors – should be finishing up college applications and completing the FAFSA. The second senior sweat order is due on Nov. 16 by 8:00 a.m. This is the final order for the year. The orders will be ready for pick up prior to Christmas break in case you are looking for a gift idea for your son/daughter.

Juniors – this Sunday, Oct. 21, is the NACAC NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR at Saint Louis University’s Simon Recreation Center from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Over 190 colleges/universities will be represented. Sessions will also be held on How to Choose a College (2:00 p.m.) and Financial Aid 101 (2:45 p.m.). This is the best opportunity for juniors! No cost. Click here for the flyer. Register at gotomyncf.com.

Junior Parent College Night – Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:15 p.m. (following the A+ info session at 6:30 p.m.). Counselors Burreson and Buford will meet with parents of juniors to provide an overview of the college counseling curriculum including the process for researching and applying to college and financial aid. All junior parents are strongly encouraged to attend. This session will run 7:15-8:30.

Freshmen and Sophomores – should be keeping their grades high and thinking about what they want to do after high school and for a vocation. Counselors will meet with sophomore classes in semester one and freshmen classes in semester two.


Care for Kate
Dinner Tonight! 

Everyone is invited to a benefit Italian Dinner to show love and support for Kate Snyder, who has undergone many serious medical procedures recently. Kate is the mother of 5 Lutheran North graduates – Sarah and Rebecca (’01), Dan (’03), Hannah (’12), and Lydia (’15) – and a longtime LHSN supporter.

Where: Salem Lutheran School gym, 5190 Parker Road in Florissant
When: Friday, Oct. 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Menu: Pasta w/Red or White Sauce, Ravioli, Pasta House Salad, Cheese Garlic Bread, Dessert, Tea
Freewill Offering At the Door!


Picture Retakes

School picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23. Any student who was NOT photographed or wishes to be RE-photographed should sign up in the main office and pick up an order form. If you ordered photos and want to retake them, please bring your photo package with you. You may contact Miss Bork with any questions.


Help support the Havana Nights Auction & Gala by donating a bottle of your favorite wine.

Next week is the last week to bring your auction donations to school. We are still in need of tickets to the Fox, the Blues and the Billikens. We also could use several more bottles of wine for the wine pull. You can click here to donate a bottle ($25 value or more) or bring one to the school office any day next week.

The Havana Nights Auction is on Friday, Nov. 16 at The Coronado, located at 3701 Lindell Blvd. Join us for salsa dancing, cigar rolling and much more! Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets, as well as donation, advertising, and sponsorship forms, are available at lhssstl.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.


#1 Seed in Districts!

Lutheran North is the expected #1 Seed in three sports entering District Tournaments this coming week. Please come out to support the Crusaders and cheer them on as you are able. First round games are as follows:

Soccer – Monday, Oct. 22 at home, 4:00 (Championship game at home on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 4:00)

Volleyball – Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Crossroads, 4:00

Football – Friday, Oct. 26 at home, 7:00

Cross Country – Saturday, Oct. 27 at Spanish Lake Park (time TBD)


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Oct. 21 – NACAC College Fair @ SLU, 1-4 pm (see above)
  • Oct. 22 – Deadline for Angel’s Apples orders (see above)
  • Oct. 22-26 – Red Ribbon Week (see above)
  • Oct. 23 – Picture Retakes (see above)
  • Oct. 25-27 – Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, 7 pm (see above)
  • Oct. 26 – Pick up Angel’s Apples orders, 3-6 pm
  • Oct. 31 – Lutheran Prayer Breakfast, 7:30 am (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“‘And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31

Cross Copy Weekly – Oct. 12, 2018

Testing Day!

Tuesday, Oct. 16, will be testing day for all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Students should be at school no later than 7:55, as testing will begin promptly at 8:00. Juniors will take an official ACT (payment of $44.50 required), and freshmen and sophomores will take the PreACT (cost covered by LHSN). Seniors will have the day off to visit colleges and work on applications.

Students should bring #2 pencils (not mechanical), an eraser, and calculator – and be on time! A good night’s sleep and breakfast are recommended. Cell phones will not be allowed in testing rooms.

Dismissal will be when the test is over – approximately 11:30 for 9th and 10th graders, 11:45 for juniors (unless the student qualifies for extra time). No lunches will be served. Please plan rides accordingly.


Chamber of Commerce “Student of the Month”

Lutheran North is a member of both the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest Chamber of Commerce. During the school year, the Maryland Heights Chamber recognizes area students for outstanding achievement in academics, leadership, and extra-curricular activities. Each month, LHSN administrators select a Crusader they feel is deserving of this recognition and the chosen student is honored at the monthly luncheon meeting.

This week, Tom Xu was recognized as a “Student of the Month” at the Maryland Heights Chamber luncheon held at Syberg’s. As you can see, it was “Hockey Day” for the Chamber. Congrats to Tom!


Congratulations to Coach Prahlow!

The Missouri Track and Cross Country Coaches Association recently selected Coach Jim Prahlow for induction into their Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony and dinner will take place on Friday, Dec. 7 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO. Anyone wishing to attend may contact Jamie Schieber (Custom Meeting Planners) at 573-445-2965 or Jamie@custommeetingplanners.com. Tickets are $35 each.

As pictured, the Crusader Cross Country team is very happy for Coach Prahlow! The LHSN community joins them in congratulating Coach Prahlow on this honor.


Immersed in History

Nineteen Crusaders attended the first annual SLU History Immersion Day for ACC/1818 students taking US History to 1865. The LHSN students participated along with 300 others. Genesis Daniels won an attendance prize of SLU socks!

The groups enjoyed simulations about the French Revolution and the Peloponnessian Wars; listened to a description of the rise of Fascism in Europe; and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Some also saw the archeological dig at Camp Jackson on the Frost Campus, the site of the Confederate militia’s encampment prior to Nathaniel Lyon’s capture of the entire group.

While the students were busily engaged, Mr. Prahlow and Mr. Mac attended a professional development seminar dealing chiefly with comparative learning styles reflecting current trends in history education.


Angel’s Apples are Back!

Project Graduation is taking orders for those marvelous Angel’s Apples through Friday, Oct. 19. Delivery will be the following Friday, Oct. 26 (3-6 p.m.). Order forms were distributed to all students on Tuesday and extra forms are available in the main office. You may also download one here.

These apples are available with 24 different delectable coatings and are truly outstanding as dessert or as gifts. If you haven’t ever tried them, we recommend you do so!

Project Graduation needs your help! Please support our fundraisers with your own participation and by promoting them to your friends and co-workers. Thanks to all of the families who dined out at McDonald’s – you are greatly appreciated!

All parents, particularly junior and senior parents, are invited to the next Project Graduation meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6:00 p.m. in the Counseling Center. Note that the November meeting will be on WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14 (a change from the original schedule). Please come!


 

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

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 Monday, Oct. 15.

Juniors: Tuesday, Oct. 16, is for most their first official ACT. Make sure your student is present and ready to go!

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!

Freshmen and Sophomores: On Tuesday, Oct 16, all 9th and 10th grade students will take the PreACT. This is a great opportunity for students to become familiar with the process and receive an assessment.


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 Schnucks 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.

For more information from the Center for Disease Control about the flu and vaccines, click here. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse, Mrs. Jane Mark.


“Care for Kate”

Everyone is invited to a benefit Italian Dinner to show love and support for Kate Snyder, who has undergone many serious medical procedures recently. Kate is the mother of 5 Lutheran North graduates – Sarah and Rebecca (’01), Dan (’03), Hannah (’12), and Lydia (’15) – and a longtime LHSN supporter.

Where: Salem Lutheran School gym, 5190 Parker Road in Florissant
When: Friday, Oct. 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Menu: Pasta w/Red or White Sauce, Ravioli, Pasta House Salad, Cheese Garlic Bread, Dessert, Tea
Freewill Offering At the Door!


Picture Retakes

School picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23. Any student who was NOT photographed or wishes to be RE-photographed should sign up in the main office and pick up an order form. If you ordered photos and want to retake them, please bring your photo package with you. You may contact Miss Bork with any questions.


Coming Soon… to the LHSN Gym!

The Lutheran North Theater Department invites you to join them for an evening of mystery and intrigue as they present “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily.” Accompanied by that consummate wit Oscar Wilde, the beautiful actress Lillie Langtry (the Jersey Lily) seeks help from the brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes in a small matter involving blackmail, some missing jewels and the royal family. Perhaps that master criminal Professor Moriarty has a hand in this?

Come find out on Oct. 25, 26, or 27. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, children 5 and under are free.


Annual Auction – Nov. 16

Help support the Havana Nights Auction & Gala by donating a bottle of your favorite wine!

The auction will feature a wine pull in which bidders randomly select a bottle of wine, ranging in value from $25 to $100. Click here to donate a bottle or bring one to the main office any day next week.

The Havana Nights Auction is on Friday, Nov. 16 at The Coronado, located at 3701 Lindell Blvd. Join us for salsa dancing, cigar rolling and much more! Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets, as well as 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. 12 – Faith in Action Day, Early Dismissal 12:00
  • Oct. 16 – Testing Day, Early Dismissal (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)
  • Oct. 18 – LHSA Delegate Meeting @ LHSN, 7 pm
  • Oct. 19 – Deadline for Angel’s Apples orders (see above)
  • Oct. 23 – Picture Retakes (see above)
  • Oct. 25-27 – Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, 7 pm (see above)
  • Oct. 26 – Pickup Angel’s Apples orders, 3-6 pm
  • Oct. 31 – Lutheran Prayer Breakfast, 7:30 am (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Corinthians 1:2

Cross Copy Weekly – Oct. 5, 2018

Principal’s Posting

We develop great Christian leaders at Lutheran North! In order to complement this school-wide focus, this year during Crusader Block, all LHSN students are engaged in a character education and leadership program called Habitudes.  

Habitudes has been developed by best-selling author, international speaker, and Generations Y and Z expert, Dr. Tim Elmore. The Habitudes series utilizes visual imagery, activities, and discussion that resonate with today’s young adults, equipping them to navigate through life’s challenges and opportunities.   

Our first two lessons covered “The Iceberg” (the importance of character) and “The Starving Baker” (the importance of personal care and growth). We will continue to introduce additional topics over the course of the year and by May, all our students will be able to recount various leadership characteristics.

LHSN is providing this program for our students. While Habitudes is not free, the Growing Leaders website contains other free resources you may find useful. Check them out here.


Outstanding Student Leader

Jessica Molden, senior, was LHSN’s recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Student Leader Award sponsored by the St. Louis County Government Department of Human Services. Each St. Louis County high school can select a student who exemplifies leadership, service, citizenship, and high personal standards to attend a conference at Washington University. All Outstanding Student Leaders are then recognized at a ceremony and reception at the County Council Chambers. Congratulations to Jessica, who serves in a variety of leadership roles at Lutheran North.


Spotlight on a Band Student

Nate Laesch auditioned for the St. Charles Youth Orchestra and out of four trumpets chosen for the Orchestra, Nate earned first chair. Congratulations to Nate, who is a sophomore. We are proud of him for representing LHSN in St. Charles County!


Crusader Homecoming 2018

Lutheran North is celebrating Homecoming this week with a variety of special activities. The Crusader Band put everyone in a spirited mood Thursday morning as they walked the halls playing the Crusader Fight Song! In keeping with the theme of “Squad Day,” band members dressed accordingly – thus the dinosaur!

Congrats to these Crusaders voted MOST SPIRITED during the week!

  

Class by Color DayAlex Lorenz
Wacky Tacky DayLeAndra Rhymes
Squad Day – TV lawyers Kemi Olomayo, Deaven Crigler, Nicholas Klotz, Kiera Fuller, Tony & Carl Walker, and Alexander Paul, whose signs stated “If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma you may be entitled to financial compensation.”

FOOTBALL Crusaders take on the Burroughs Bombers at 7:00 tonight (Oct. 5). Come enjoy exciting football, concessions, spirit wear, alumni tent, selfie station, field goal contest at halftime, $1 raffle tickets, and more!

Homecoming Dance, Galaxy Gala, 7:00-10:30 Saturday. 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 $15 at the door.


No School – Oct. 8

Please note that students have a day off (to recover from Homecoming?!) on Monday, Oct. 8. Faculty members will be off-campus for professional development, observing innovative learning spaces and considering how best to teach students in engaging and highly-effective ways.

The LHSN office will be CLOSED on Oct. 8. The LHSA office (room 103) will remain open.


Permission Form Needed

Friday, Oct. 12, will be Faith in Action Day for all Crusaders. The entire school will venture into the community to serve God by serving their fellowman. Attendance is required, as it is counted as a regular school day. Dismissal will be at 12:00 noon. Students should be sure to dress appropriately for whatever tasks they’ll be doing. No cafeteria lunch will be served, but pizza slices and water will be available for purchase. Pizza will cost $1.50 per slice and water $1.00 each, cash only.

Permission slips must be signed in advance. This is done electronically in OnCampus. Students must show you (parents) the form on their iPad and then have you sign your name. Ask them to do this ASAP! Please don’t wait. We must have your signature in order for your child to participate.


CANCELLED

The LHSN Family Bowling Night scheduled for this Sunday, Oct. 7 at Crest Bowl has been cancelled.


Mothers’ Club

Our next meeting is Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Come for fellowship with other LHSN moms/supporters, dinner, and devotions. Please bring a dish to share. We are a friendly group and we’d love to have YOU join us!



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

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, 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 sure to arrive on time Oct. 16! Dismissal will be at 11:45 (unless student qualifies for extended testing time).

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

The St. Louis Performing and Visual Arts College Fair will be held at Webster University, 175 Edgar Rd. 63119, in the Grant Gymnasium, on Monday, Oct. 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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 with payment was due today but bring it in no later than Monday if you forgot. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Buford.

Freshmen and Sophomores:  Testing day is Tuesday, Oct 16. 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. Students should be sure to arrive on time Oct. 16! Dismissal will be at 11:30 (unless student qualifies for extended testing time).


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.


Support for a Sister in Christ!

Everyone is invited to a benefit Italian Dinner to show love and support for Kate Snyder, who has undergone many serious medical procedures recently. Kate is the mother of 5 Lutheran North graduates – Sarah and Rebecca (’01), Dan (’03), Hannah (’12), and Lydia (’15) – and a longtime LHSN supporter.

Where: Salem Lutheran School gym, 5190 Parker Road in Florissant
When: Friday, Oct. 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Menu: Pasta w/Red or White Sauce, Ravioli, Pasta House Salad, Cheese Garlic Bread, Dessert, Tea
Freewill Offering At the Door!


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 in the LHSN office and 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. 5-6 – Homecoming Weekend (see above)
  • Oct. 8 – NO SCHOOL & Office Closed (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 (see above)
  • Oct. 12 – Faith in Action Day, Early Dismissal 12:00 (see above)
  • Oct. 16 – Testing Day, Early Dismissal (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