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.


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 or by using the myStudent Aid app. Both parent and student need a FSA ID and may set them up at

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,, 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 Donation, advertising, and sponsorship forms are available in the LHSN office and at

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