Cross Copy Weekly – Nov. 9, 2018

Sunday, Nov. 11

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

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

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