Cross Copy Weekly – Aug. 24, 2018

Welcome New Faculty/Staff

God continues to bless Lutheran North with outstanding teachers and staff members. The following are new to LHSN this year. Please join us in welcoming the following, pictured from left to right:

Dr. Savannah Francois – Spanish Teacher
Mr. James Mitchell – Academic Lab Supervisor and Administrative Support Coordinator
Mrs. Cherae Bullard – Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher


Crusaders “Give” and “Take”

Something new has been added to the counseling center hallway! Please check out the “Give and Take” bulletin board, provided by the LHSN Culture Committee.

The “give” side of the board has suggestions for how Crusaders can do simple acts of kindness around the school for peers or teachers. Tag @lhsnstl on your social media post and Lutheran North will share your #Crusader Kindness with others.

The “take” side has many Bible verses for different emotions or situations Crusaders might be struggling with. Crusaders simply take a slip and read a helpful message from God’s Word.

Ask your student if he/she has seen the board and encourage him/her to make use of it!


Students Sink Their Teeth into Math!

Last week, students in Mrs. Roth’s Honors Geometry class were asked to use graham crackers, pull ‘n’ peel licorice, pieces of gummy worms, and toothpicks to model various Geometry terms and postulates. Using their iPads, they took pictures of their creations and labeled them. After completing those tasks, groups shared their photos. As a class, Crusaders discussed the pictures, making any corrections and prompting further questions.

Great communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity in a Christian environment – all hallmarks of the 5 C’s of 21st century education! As an added bonus, it was something the students could really sink their teeth into – yum!


Breakfast is Served!

Lutheran North’s cafeteria staff now offers hot breakfast items every morning from 7:15-7:45. The inexpensive a-la-carte menu includes egg sandwiches, pancakes and waffles, fresh fruit, continental pastries, etc. Students can pay with their lunch card or cash.


Project Graduation ’19 Needs YOU!

All junior and senior parents are invited to the first meeting of the Project Graduation ’19 Committee. Lots of participation is necessary for this important event to be a success for our graduating seniors. Please join in on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 6:00 pm, in the Counseling Center.


School Picture Day

School Picture Day is this Thursday, Aug. 30. All students will be photographed. Freshman, sophomore, and junior pictures will be used for the yearbook and all student photos will be used for IDs. Senior yearbook photos will be taken at a later date.

Order forms for pictures will be sent home on Monday, Aug. 27 and should be brought back with payment on picture day. You can also visit WagnerPortraitGroup.com to order online using the code LNHS. Please contact Miss Bork at kbork@lhsnstl.org with any questions.



 

Seniors! Note the deadline of Wednesday, Aug. 29 to order Senior Jerseys. Order forms are available in the Counseling Center.

Senior parents! Mark their calendars for the College Financial Aid Night – Wednesday, 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. It is important for all 9-11 grade students to be in attendance and on time that morning when: 
     9th graders take the PreACT
     10th graders take the PreACT
     11th graders take an official ACT
     12th graders have the day off – a great time for a college visit!

Watch for a letter with details regarding this testing in the next couple of weeks. Juniors should be prepping for the ACT! Seniors should be registered for either the September or the October ACT.  Register at actstudent.org.


Every Woman – Everywhere

The Siteman Mammography Van will be at Lutheran North on Friday, Sept. 28, 9:00-2:00. Mammograms are available at no cost to women who qualify. Call for an appointment: 314-747-7222.

Ladies, please take advantage of this convenient opportunity!


Crusader Football

The LN football program is excited  to open the season playing a very challenging schedule. The Crusaders open the season in suburban Chicago against the 2017 6A runner up in Illinois, Nazareth Academy, tonight (Friday, Aug. 24) at 7 pm.

Next, the Crusaders will play against the Homewood-Flossmoor Vikings at East St. Louis in the Gateway Scholars Football Classic. On Saturday, Sept. 1, LN will play in the 3rd game of the day, beginning at 5:00. Other matches that day include:
Cardinal Ritter vs. Cahokia – 11:30 am
Chaminade vs. Chicago Phillips – 2:00 pm
Trinity vs. East St. Louis – 8:00 pm
Tickets can be purchased at the LN office for $10 with a portion of the cost being contributed to LN.

In week 3, the Crusaders will face Ohio powerhouse, Cincinnati LaSalle on Friday, Sept. 7 at 7:00 pm.

If you are a fan of road trips and great football, pick a game to attend and cheer on your Crusaders!


Fun 4 Purpose Carnival

Join Kingdom State University for its 3rd annual FUN 4 PURPOSE community carnival saluting education on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10:00-3:00 at LHSN. 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.

Students can sign up to volunteer and receive service hours, and get a free T-shirt. Sign up in the main office!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Aug. 28 – Project Graduation ’19 Meeting, 6 pm (see above)
  • Aug. 29 – Deadline to Order Senior Jerseys
  • Aug. 30 – Picture Day (see above)
  • Aug. 31 – Back to School Dance, 7-10 pm
  • Sept. 3 – No School (Labor Day)
  • Sept. 8 – Fun 4 Purpose Carnival (see above)
  • Sept. 19 – College Financial Aid Presentation, 7:00 (see above)
  • Sept. 20 – Middle School Open House, 7:00
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7

Cross Copy Weekly – Aug. 17, 2018

For Parents!

All parents of current students are urged to attend our annual Back-to-School event on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 19. Following an introduction in the gym at 2:00, parents will follow their student’s complete schedule. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit your student’s classrooms, meet teachers, find out what your child will be doing this semester, have a snack and mingle with other parents!

When you come on Sunday, bring a device – phone, tablet, or your student’s iPad – to learn more about OnCampus.


Will Your Child Play Sports at LHSN?

Parents of ALL students who plan to participate in sports ANYTIME during the 2018-2019 school year are required to attend a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 6:00 pm in the gym. Students are not required to attend, but are allowed to do so. Parents MUST be in attendance! Thanks for your cooperation.


Crusader Mothers’ Club

Ladies, please join us at our first Mother’s Club meeting for Dinner and DevotionsThursday, Aug. 23 at 6:30 pm. We’d love to have a large crowd of Crusader moms, grandmothers, aunts, and friends! Contact Heather Lankford with any questions, 314-337-6258.


Recording Artists

For the fourth consecutive year, Crusader choir members were asked by Christian Tools of Affirmation (CTA, Inc.) to make a recording of an original Christmas song at Shock City Studios. CTA writes an annual Christmas service and has an original Christmas song composed and recorded. CTA then makes these services and the recorded song available to churches to use in their ministry free of charge.

This year, the beautiful voices of Paige Liszewski, Becca Roth, Lily Kate Burreson, and Allie Johnston will be heard in many churches all over the world through their recording of Christ the Savior is Born. Listen to their recording here!


Project Graduation ’19 Needs YOU!

All junior and senior parents are invited to the first meeting of the Project Graduation ’19 Committee. Lots of participation is necessary for this important event to be a success for our graduating seniors. Please join in on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 6:00 pm, in the Counseling Center.



The LHSN counseling department is helping seniors get a nice early start on their post-graduation plans. Last week, seniors and their parents enjoyed a barbecue dinner and a brief college presentation to help them start thinking about what needs to be done. This past Monday, seniors were invited to an Application Workshop as a voluntary option to start the process. Pictured are Zach Roeglin, Katie Laffold, Aaron Fackler, Jonah Koch, Arianna Ross, Raevyn Ferguson, and Heaven Davis who came, worked hard, had pizza for lunch, and left with a feeling of accomplishment. Other students participated throughout the day.

Juniors and Seniors should check out the Colleges That Change Lives College Fair next Tuesday, Aug. 21, 7:00 pm, at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac.  Colleges That Change Lives is a consortium of liberal arts colleges that do not necessarily have “big names” but are awesome schools that emphasize student-teacher dialogue, close sense of community, collaborative learning, values and student growth.  Check it out here!

Also, seniors should note the deadline of Aug. 29 to order Senior Jerseys. Order forms are available in the Counseling Center.

Senior parents should mark their calendars for the College Financial Aid Night – Wednesday, Sept. 19, 7:00 pm.

Note the School-wide Testing Day at LHSN on Tuesday, Oct. 2. It is important for all 9-11 grade students to be in attendance and on time that morning when: 
     9th graders take the PreACT
     10th graders take the PreACT
     11th graders take an official ACT
     12th graders have the day off – a great time for a college visit!

Watch for a letter with details regarding this testing in the next couple of weeks. Juniors should be prepping for the ACT! Seniors should be registered for either the September or the October ACT.  Register at actstudent.org.


ATTN: Ladies!

The Siteman Mammography Van will be at Lutheran North on Friday, Sept. 28, 9:00-2:00. Mammograms are available at no cost to women who qualify. Call for an appointment: 314-747-7222.

Ladies, please take advantage of this convenient opportunity!


Cross Country Scavenger Hunt

Coach Prahlow makes sure Crusader Cross Country runners don’t get bored while they run by taking the team to various locations for practice. They run on the Katy Trail, at Spanish Lake Park, SIU-Edwardsville, and in Forest Park, among others. In keeping with their annual tradition on the first day of school, the Cross Country team enjoyed a scavenger hunt in Forest Park. Team members had so much fun they forgot about the heat!


Beware: I-70 & Lucas-Hunt

Please be aware that the recent road improvements at the I-70 and Lucas-Hunt intersection have changed traffic flow! A northbound left turn lane onto I-70 West has been added, so traffic now merges from the north AND south onto the entrance ramp to I-70 West. Be careful when using that ramp!

Work in that area is ongoing. We will alert you when upcoming closures and changes are announced.


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Aug. 17 – Football Jamboree at Pattonville High School, 7 pm
  • Aug. 19 –  *IMPORTANT!* Back-to-School for Parents, 2-5 pm
  • Aug. 22 – Sports Meeting for Parents, 6 pm (see above)
  • Aug. 23 – Crusader Mothers’ Club Meeting, 6:30 pm (see above)
  • Aug. 28 – Project Graduation ’19 Meeting, 6 pm (see above)
  • Aug. 29 – Deadline to Order Senior Jerseys
  • Aug. 30 – Picture Day
  • Aug. 31 – Back to School Dance, 7-10 pm
  • Sept. 3 – No School (Labor Day)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

and whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the lord jesus, giving thanks to god the father through him” colossians 3:17

Cross Copy Weekly – Aug. 10, 2018

Principal’s Posting

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! The theme for the new school year is “Bold in Christ” from 2 Timothy 1:7, “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” We celebrate God’s gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus, and take confidence that He has also given us both power and love to be BOLD for His kingdom and an example to others. This year’s banner, pictured here, was designed by senior Brandon Campbell. Last spring, all LHSN students were invited to submit an original design depicting the theme Bible verse for the upcoming school year and Brandon’s design was chosen.

On Tuesday morning, Aug. 14, we will greet all our new Crusaders – freshmen and transfer students – and enjoy a day of getting acquainted with each other and with LHSN, eating ice cream, and gearing up for a fun, successful school year. For lunch, students should either bring lunch from home, purchase food with cash, or purchase a meal card (see below). Please have your student here by 7:45 and pick him/her up at 2:00 (unless staying for sports).

Wednesday, Aug. 15, is the official start of the year, so it’s “all hands on deck!” Returning students and teachers will be happy to see each other again for a fresh start on learning and growing. Wednesday is a normal school day, 7:55-3:00, with all 8 blocks meeting.


Important Reminders

•  NEW students must have a physical dated after Feb. 1 and submit form to the school nurse, along with a shot record, before they can attend school.

•  ALL students must turn in the “Health Information Form” on or before the first day of school.

 Meal cards are available from the cafeteria manager with a $50 initial deposit (increments of $25 thereafter), payable by cash, check, or money order. Make payable to “Food Service Consultants.”

•  Gym uniforms ($14) and locks ($5) can be purchased from the bookstore, open after school until 3:30 Aug. 15-17. Thereafter, the bookstore is only open Thursday mornings from 7:20-7:50.

•  Cell phones may not be used, and should not be visible, between 7:50 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

•  Dress Code change this year: A uniform polo must be worn at all times, including under approved spirit wear pullovers and crewneck sweatshirts. (The only exception is that seniors do not need a polo under their senior jerseys.)


Back-to-School for Parents!

All current parents are invited to come Back-to-School on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 19, 2:00-5:00 to experience their student’s class schedule, meet all of his/her teachers, and get important information!

We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to find out about your child’s classes and be able to put teachers’  faces with their names. This is an important step in becoming informed parents who are actively involved in their child’s success at LHSN.


Immunization Requirements

All incoming NEW students entering grades 9-12 are required by the Missouri state immunization law to submit a complete and up-to-date shot record to the school nurse by the first day of school. According to the Missouri state law, a student may not attend classes without proper immunization, so documentation of the shots (shot record) must be given to the school nurse by Aug. 15. Students who have not submitted a shot record will not be able to attend school, according to the law.

All SENIOR students (Class of ’19) are now required by the new Missouri immunization law to have a second Meningococcal vaccine if the first vaccine was received before 16 years of age. A letter with this new requirement was mailed in spring to the parents/guardians of upcoming senior students. Any senior student who has not received the shot or does not submit documentation of having received the shot will not be able to attend school, according to the law.

For your convenience, immunizations are available from the St. Louis County Department of Public Health on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. Patients are encouraged to bring along immunization records. The two north area locations are:

North Central Community Health Center: 314-615-9700
4000 Jennings Station Road, 63121

John C. Murphy Health Center: 314-615-0500
6121 N. Hanley Road, 63134

If you have any questions regarding your student’s immunization records, please call LHSN Nurse, Jane Mark, at 833-2937.


New Spirit Wear!

Attention all Crusaders and Crusader fans! Show your Crusader spirit by wearing Lutheran North T-shirts, 1/4 zip pullovers, and sweatshirts. Several styles of T-shirts are in stock ($15 for regular and $20 for soft).

Orders can be placed for 1/4 zip pullovers, including the new maroon heather style (pictured). Pullovers cost $40 and are uniform approved (with a uniform polo underneath) so can be worn during the school day! Click here for an order form.

Also available by order are new  maroon lace-up hoodies at $40 each. (Hoodies cannot be worn during the school day.) Order form here.

Order forms for the 1/4 zip pullovers and lace-up hoodies are due by September 1. Order forms, as well as samples for sizing purposes, are available in the main office. Look for them also at Back-to-School for Parents on Aug. 19. Payment is required when orders are turned in.


Crusader Band Camp

Crusader Band members met last Saturday to start out their year in band. Students had a chance to get acquainted with other band members, learn new music for upcoming football games, participate in fun activities around the school, and have lots of fun at Swing-A-Round in Fenton, MO. This fun-filled day was a great jumpstart to the upcoming year!

Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Aug. 13 – College Application Work Day, 9:00-3:30
  • Aug. 14 – New Student Orientation, 8 am-2:00 pm
  • Aug. 15 – First Day of 2018-2019 School Year
  • Aug. 19 –  *IMPORTANT!* Back-to-School for Parents, 2-5 pm
  • Aug. 22 – Sports Meeting for Parents, 6 pm
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

Praise be to the god and father of our lord jesus christ, the father of compassion and the god of all comfort.” 2 corinthians 1:3

Cross Copy Weekly – July 27, 2018

Principal’s Posting

Can you believe it? The new school year begins in less than three weeks and Lutheran North is gearing up to provide an outstanding educational experience! We’re shining up the  campus and making improvements, inside and out. The faculty is busy preparing as well. Our theme for the new year is BOLD in Christ — which we will try to be each day. Enjoy the remaining days of summer vacation – we look forward to seeing everyone back in just a little while!


Important Reminders

•  Students should be completing their summer reading!

•  NEW students must have a physical dated after Feb. 1 and submit form to the school nurse, along with a shot record, before they can attend school.

•  ATHLETES must submit a current physical (dated after Feb. 1, 2018) before they can try out, practice, or play.

•  ALL students must turn in the “Health Information Form” on or before the first day of school.

•  Students MUST wear uniforms from Fischer’s School Uniform Store, 69 Florissant Oaks Shopping Center (63031), 314-921-9972. Some used uniforms are available at the Lutheran Resale Shop, open 10 am-3 pm Monday through Saturday at 6701 West Florissant, 314-389-9970.

•  Orientation Day for all NEW students is Tuesday, Aug. 14, 7:45-2:00.

•  First day of school for ALL students is Wednesday, Aug. 15, 7:55-3:00.

 PARENTS’ Back-to-School session is Sunday, Aug. 19, 2:00-5:00.

•  REQUIRED meeting for parents of ALL LHSN athletes on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 6:00 pm.

•  Look for another Cross Copy Weekly on Aug. 10 and every Friday thereafter. It’s your way to stay INFORMED!


YWCA Future Leader

Raevyn Ferguson was recently named the high school senior YWCA Future Leader and will be honored at the annual YWCA Leader Lunch in December. YWCA Metro St. Louis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism.

Besides her many leadership roles and activities at Lutheran North, Raevyn finds time to volunteer with the St. Louis Crisis Nursery, the St. Louis Surge Women’s Basketball Team, the Annie Malone Children’s Home, and the St. Louis Food Bank. She is also involved in Delta GEMS, National Society of Black Engineers Pre-College Initiative and 1 st Congressional District Congressional Youth Council. She is an active member of the Olivet Missionary Baptist Church in Florissant. Raevyn plans to study Engineering and is considering a career in law. We congratulate Raevyn on receiving this prestigious award!


LHSN – Distribution Site for Operation Food Search

Operation Food Search is a St. Louis-based non-profit organization dedicated to ending hunger in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. Established in 1981, they are the largest distributor of free food in the bi-state region.

Operation Food Search relies on volunteers to help with distribution of food and supplies and the Crusader Football Team stepped forward. On Tuesday, July 17, Coach Reed and 42 players helped load 25 pounds of food, 25 pounds of hygiene products, and 25 pounds of household essentials into 360 cars as they drove through the LHSN campus. Drivers displayed the vouchers they had previously received that entitled them to the free donations.

Coach Reed said the football players were happy to help in this charitable cause and look forward to volunteering their services again in the future. Click here for more information on Operation Food Search.


Yearbook Conference

Four Crusader yearbook staff members attended the Herff Jones summer yearbook camp at DeSmet High School. They attended sessions on various aspects of yearbook production led by award winning advisors and worked to develop the theme for this year’s volume. Students pictured left to right are seniors Joey Jolly, Ainsley Geiger, Brandon Campbell, and Becca Roth.


LHSN Hosts 300+

Last week, Lutheran North had a unique opportunity to host some special guests. Alive in You! Catholic youth camp conducts camps in various cities and St. Louis was their week six destination. Other 2018 cities included Tampa FL, Columbia SC, Knoxville TN, Mobile AL, and Milwaukee WI. This is an experienced group who brought over 300 people to LHSN. They were mainly on campus in the evenings as they ate, worshipped, relaxed and slept in nearly every room in the building! They spent their days volunteering at various places in the community. The gym was even set up semi-permanently for the week with A/V and multimedia presentation components used for worship and conference-style events.

This was the second group we hosted this summer. The other was a Lutheran youth group from McHenry, Illinois.  Hosting these groups provided LHSN an awesome opportunity to be a light to the community and, in this specific case, we were also the Lutheran school who chose to host the Catholic youth — imagine that with all the Catholic churches and schools in St. Louis! 🙂


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • July 31 – Freshman Retreat @ Camp Trinity, 8 am-5 pm
  • Aug. 4 – Band Camp, all day
  • Aug. 6 – Fall Sports Practice/Tryouts Begin
  • Aug. 8 – Senior BBQ/Jump Start College Night, 5:30 pm
  • Aug. 13 – College Application Work Day, 9:00-3:30
  • Aug. 14 – New Student Orientation, 8 am-2:00 pm
  • Aug. 15 – First Day of 2018-2019 School Year
  • Aug. 19 – “Back-to-School” for Parents, 2-5 pm
  • Aug. 22 – Sports Meeting for Parents, 6 pm
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

Cross Copy Weekly – June 29, 2018

Honor Roll

Congratulations to all the Crusaders named on the 2nd Semester Honor Roll. A total of 51 students achieved a grade point average of 3.75 or above, with 67 students earning a GPA between 3.2 and 3.74. That means 50%  of the student body is on the Honor Roll! We commend all those students for putting their God-given talents to good use.

To view the complete Honor Roll, click here.


Track Success at State

The Crusader squads finished in the top 15 at the Class 3 State Meet. Jordyn White, for the third year in a row, nabbed three medals at the State Meet. She placed in the long jump (3rd), triple jump (4th) and high hurdles (5th). Jasmine Bibby (triple jump) and the 4 x 1 of White, Leah Hodges, Camille Ricks, and Bola Animashaun competed well but did not qualify for the finals.

The Guys were led by Josh Hopkins’ 2nd in the long jump. Other scoring included a 3rd place finish in the 4 x 2 (Hopkins, Jalik Smith, Keyshaun Van Dyke and Donovan Marshall ran the 6th fastest time in school history), and Marcus Smith’s 5th in the high hurdles. Isaac Stout and Secondo Kaka (both in the 3200) competed well in non-scoring efforts. With many underclassmen on the squad, this season’s sterling performances (the Guys won the League meet, too) could be a springboard to next season.

ALL-METRO HONORS
Congratulations to Jordyn White upon making the All-Metro Track and Field Third Team. This is a great accomplishment as the Post Dispatch All-Metro includes all levels of schools in both the Saint Louis and Metro East areas.


Is Your Student Reading?

All LHSN students are required to participate in summer reading. Freshmen and sophomores read two designated books; juniors and seniors can choose books from a list. Students will be tested on their books on the first day of class (Aug. 15). Each LHSN family should have already received summer reading information in the mail with the report card. Parents, please encourage your child in his/her reading! Reading lists can be accessed here.

READING CAMP: Freshmen and sophomores have the option to sign up for Summer Reading Camp at LHSN July 16-20. Participation is optional and the fee is $60 ($70 after July 1) for the five half-day sessions. Students will fulfill their summer reading requirement (books provided) during camp, and will be exempt from the test on the first day of school. For information and to download a registration form, click here.


Personal Counseling Services

Lutheran North’s social worker, Ms. Michelle Marshall, is available throughout the summer months to assist students and families who are having everyday life challenges or struggles, as well as crisis situations. Individual or group counseling consultation and presentations can be provided. This free service is provided by Lutheran Family and Children’s Services.

Please keep this service in mind and do not hesitate to contact Ms. Marshall. She can be reached via email, mmarshall@lhsnstl.org, or cell phone, 314-406-6766.


Summer – A Great Time to Complete “Saved to Serve” Hours 

All Lutheran North students complete Saved to Serve hours each year, following the example of service by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The summer months can be a convenient time for students to complete some or all of the required hours. Be looking for volunteer opportunities!

Be sure to complete the form available in the office, outside room 207, in OnCampus, and on the school’s website here. Any questions regarding the Saved to Serve program can be directed to Mr. Dixon, jdixon@lhsnstl.org.


Opportunity for Service Hours

Atonement Lutheran Church is again hosting a food pack for Feed My Starving Children. Last year over 100,000 meals were packed and this year the goal has been increased to 150,000 meals. Hundreds of volunteers are needed!

The “pack” is Saturday, July 14. Volunteers must register in advance and can choose from three shifts: 8:00-10:15 am; 11:15 am-1:30 pm; 2:30-4:45 pm.

Please help if you can! For information and to register, click here.


School Uniforms

Remember! Lutheran North requires all students to wear uniforms from Fischer’s School Uniform Store, 69 Florissant Oaks Shopping Center (63031), 314-921-9972.

Or, you may shop for used uniforms at the Lutheran Resale Shop, open 10 am-3 pm Monday through Saturday at 6701 West Florissant, 314-389-9970.

GRADUATED SENIORS are encouraged to take their no-longer-needed uniforms to the Lutheran Resale Shop, or simply bring them to LHSN. Thank you!


From the School Nurse

All incoming NEW students, entering grades 9-12 are required to have a physical done by their doctor after Feb. 1, 2018 and submitted to the nurse by August 1. A copy of the physical form can be downloaded here or obtained from the main office. If your student’s doctor prefers to use his/her office form, that will be acceptable. Please include any Health Care Plans for treatment of special health conditions such as Asthma, Food Allergies with Epi-pen, Diabetes, etc.

In addition, all incoming NEW students entering grades 9-12 are required by the Missouri state immunization law to submit a complete and up-to-date shot record to the school nurse by the first day of school. According to the Missouri state law, a student may not attend classes without proper immunization, so documentation of the shots (shot record) must be given to the school nurse by August 1, 2018. Students who have not submitted a shot record by the first day of school will not be able to attend school, according to the law.

All SENIOR students (Class of ’19) are now required by the new Missouri immunization law to have a second Meningococcal vaccine if the first vaccine was received before 16 years of age. A letter with this new requirement was mailed in spring to the parents/guardians of upcoming senior students. Call your student’s doctor now to inquire if your student needs a second booster shot and make an appointment to receive the shot now. Any incoming senior student who has not received the shot or does not submit documentation of having received the shot, will not be able to attend school on the first day of school, according to the law.

Thank you for complying with these mandated requirements!


Sports Physicals for Returning* Students

All students planning to play sports anytime during the 2018-2019 school year must have a current physical (dated after Feb. 1, 2018) to try out, practice, or play. This is a state requirement each year.

Once again, LHSN is offering the opportunity for RETURNING students to get a physical here at Lutheran North. Dr. Tony Miller with Esquire Sports Medicine will be completing sports physicals at Lutheran North on Thursday, July 26 from 10:30 to 2:30 in room 111. Cost for a physical is $20, payable by cash or check made payable to Esquire Sports Medicine.

*NOTE: All incoming freshmen and transfer students need to obtain their physicals from their private physicians. Please see article above.


 … to Your US Mailbox!

Be on the lookout for the annual “summer mailing” from LHSN the first part of July. It will contain a wealth of important information concerning the new school year. When the big white envelope appears in your mailbox, be sure to open it, look at all the contents, and put it in a safe place!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • July 14 – Feed My Starving Children Food Pack (see above)
  • July 16-20 – Summer Reading Camp (see above)
  • July 26 – Sports Physicals for RETURNING Students (see above)
  • July 31 – Freshman Retreat @ Camp Trinity, 8 am-5 pm
  • Aug. 4 – Band Camp, all day
  • Aug. 6 – Fall Sports Practice/Tryouts Begin
  • Aug. 8 – Senior BBQ/Jump Start College Night, 5:30 pm
  • Aug. 14 – New Student Orientation, 8 am-1:30 pm
  • Aug. 15 – First Day of 2018-2019 School Year (’18-’19 Calendar)
  • Aug. 19 – “Back-to-School” for Parents, 2-5 pm
  • Aug. 22 – Sports Meeting for Parents, 6 pm
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

Be still, and know that I am god.” Psalm 46:10

Cross Copy Weekly – May 25, 2018

Passing the Baton

Every spring since 2010, LHSN has worked to promote a culture of positive leadership by taking the entire Junior class on a leadership retreat at the end of the junior year. The students all receive a “Pass the Baton” t-shirt with the next year’s theme verse on it. They spend the day bonding as a class while learning about five character traits that will help them be effective leaders in our school: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart.

In an all-school assembly on May 14, the Class of 2018 symbolically “passed the baton” to next year’s Senior leaders. Graduating students spoke about each characteristic and then chose a Junior to pass it on to.

The entire Junior class was invited down to the floor where they each received a personal letter of advice and encouragement from one of the Seniors. Afterwards, they were cheered out of the gym by the Class of 2018. The entire ceremony grew out of an idea sparked by two students last year. It is now a meaningful LHSN tradition.


Teen Institute

Jasmine Bibby, Brittany David, and Kaja Horton have applied and been chosen to attend the Teen Institute in June. Teen Institute is a four-day training in substance abuse prevention and leadership. It is held at the Sojourn Retreat Center in Dittmer, MO.

These students will then be part of the Crusader TREND – Turning Recreational Events in New Directions – leadership team.


State Track Qualifiers

The Crusaders qualified a dozen events for the State Class 3 meet in Jeff City on Memorial Day weekend. In the process, the guys finished fourth and the ladies seventh of 24 schools in the Class 3 Section 2 Sectional competition. (For the fourth year in a row, the guys’ squad finished in the top 4 at the Sectional.) To spearhead the effort, Josh Hopkins and Jordyn White won both of their respective jumping events. Athletes going to the State meet include:

Josh Hopkins – long jump, triple jump, 4 x 2 relay
Marcus Smith – high hurdles, 300 hurdles
Isaac Stout and Secondo Kaka – 3200M
Jalik Smith, Keyshaun Van Dyke, Donovan Marshall, Keelin Burgess-Anderson (alt.), Jordynn Parker (alt.)  – 4 x 2 relay

Jordyn White – long jump, triple jump, high hurdles, 4 x 1 relay
Jasmine Bibby – triple jump, 4 x 1 relay (alt)
Leah Hodges, Camille Ricks, Bola Animashaun, Kyndall Oliver (alt.) – 4 x 1 relay


Last Call! 

The St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame is recognizing Lutheran North’s athletic accomplishments! An induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 31 at 5 p.m. at Andre’s Banquet Center, 4254 Telegraph Road.

LHSN alumnus Jim Crane, owner of World Series Champions Houston Astros, will receive the August A. Busch Award. The Hall of Fame ceremony will also feature the induction of former Lutheran North athletes Steve Atwater (NFL All-Pro, Denver Broncos), Bobby Joe Edmonds (NFL All-Pro, Seattle Seahawks), and Olympic High Jumper Connie Teaberry-Lindsey, as well as long-time football and baseball coach Mike Russell.

Other honorees will include graduates Mark Belew, Dick Beumer, John Hayden, Jana Haywood, Tony Irons, Bill LaMothe, Mark Petersen, and Lorenzo Scott, along with coaches Jim Prahlow and Ed Reitz.

As an added treat during the event, three newly graduated Crusaders will sing the National Anthem – Lily Kate Burreson, Paige Liszewski, and Joshua Gray.

To order tickets for this awesome evening, click here!


Personal Counseling Services

Lutheran North’s social worker, Ms. Michelle Marshall, will be available throughout the summer months to assist students and families who are having everyday life challenges or struggles, as well as crisis situations. Individual or group counseling consultation and presentations can be provided. This free service is provided by Lutheran Family and Children’s Services.

Ms. Marshall will be available for walk-ins on Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00 and at any other time by appointment. Please keep this service in mind and do not hesitate to contact Ms. Marshall. She can be reached via email, mmarshall@lhsnstl.org, or cell phone, 314-406-6766.


Submitting ‘Saved to Serve’ Hours 

Starting June 1, students may submit Saved to Serve hours for the 2018-2019 school year. Saved to Serve hours must be submitted via hard copy on the appropriate form. Forms are available in the main office, outside of room 207, in OnCampus, and on the school’s website.

Completed forms should be submitted in the box outside of room 207. Students should not bring Saved to Serve forms to the main office, the faculty mailboxes, or any place other than the box outside of room 207.

Saved to Serve hours submitted on an incorrect or incomplete form, submitted electronically, or submitted anywhere besides the box outside of room 207 will NOT be counted. If you have questions regarding the Saved to Serve program, please contact Mr. Dixon.


Summer News

This Cross Copy Weekly newsletter will be sent occasionally over the summer. It won’t be weekly, but watch for periodic updates and information!

LHSN office hours for the summer will be 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you have any questions regarding tuition or financial aid, please call the LHSA business office, 314-382-6650. That office remains open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


The Project Graduation ’18 Committee would like to thank the many parents and faculty members who volunteered as chaperones and contributed food items for the Lock-In. In addition, thanks to everyone who supported Project Graduation fundraising efforts throughout the school year. The students enjoyed an awesome – and safe – event because of your efforts!


School Uniform “Discount Days”

Fischer’s School Uniform store will have special fitting days for Lutheran North students. During regular store hours the week of June 4-9, a 10% discount will be given on all orders paid in full. Visit www.fischersuniforms.com for pricing information. Fischer’s is at 69 Florissant Oaks Shopping Center (63031).

Or, you may shop for used uniforms at the Lutheran Resale Shop, open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 6701 West Florissant, 314-389-9970.

Graduated SENIORS are encouraged to take their no-longer-needed uniforms to the Lutheran Resale Shop, or simply bring them to LHSN. Thank you!


From the School Nurse

All incoming NEW students, entering grades 9-12 are required to have a physical done by their doctor after Feb. 1, 2018 and submitted to the nurse by August 1. A copy of the physical form can be downloaded here or obtained from the main office. If your student’s doctor prefers to use his/her office form, that will be acceptable. Please include any Health Care Plans for treatment of special health conditions such as Asthma, Food Allergies with Epi-pen, Diabetes, etc.

In addition, all incoming NEW students entering grades 9-12 are required by the Missouri state immunization law to submit a complete and up-to-date shot record to the school nurse by the first day of school. According to the Missouri state law, a student may not attend classes without proper immunization, so documentation of the shots (shot record) must be given to the school nurse by August 1, 2018. Students who have not submitted a shot record by the first day of school will not be able to attend school, according to the law.

All SENIOR students (Class of ’19) are now required by the new Missouri immunization law to have a second Meningococcal vaccine if the first vaccine was received before 16 years of age. A letter with this new requirement was mailed in spring to the parents/guardians of upcoming senior students. Call your student’s doctor now to inquire if your student needs a second booster shot and make an appointment to receive the shot now. Any incoming senior student who has not received the shot or does not submit documentation of having received the shot, will not be able to attend school on the first day of school, according to the law.

Thank you for complying with these mandated requirements!


Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • May 29-June 29 – LHSN Summer School Classes (click here)
  • May 31 – St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Induction, 5 pm (see above)
  • June 4-9 – Discount Days at Fischer’s Uniforms (see above)
  • June 4-29 – Crusader Summer Academy (click here)
  • July 16-20 – Summer Reading Camp (click here)
  • Aug. 15 – First Day of 2018-2019 School Year (’18-’19 Calendar)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the lord is to be praised.” Psalm 113:3

Cross Copy Weekly – May 18, 2018

Princpal’s Posting

Congratulations, Class of 2018!
Commencement Exercises were held on May 17 at First Christian Church-Florissant. Hymns were sung, prayers were offered, speeches were made, names were read, and families rejoiced!

The LHSN Class of 2018 consisted of 61 students having a wide variety of talents and abilities. Collectively, the class received offers of over $8.3 million in scholarships and grants and accepted nearly $2 million. With a total of 219 college acceptances, students will be attending 41 different schools next year. Three will enlist in the military. The Lutheran North community is quite proud of all our students!

Especially noteworthy at the graduation ceremony were the insightful speeches made by members of the class. Valedictory addresses were given by Lily Kate Burreson, Allison Johnston, and Ray Pollvogt. Jack Krone and Chloe Liu each gave a Salutatory address. (Pictures taken at the graduation rehearsal.)


Christian Character Awards

Each year Christian Character Awards are presented to seniors who exemplify the qualities of some our greatest Biblical examples. These awards are faculty selected and carry great significance at Lutheran North, as we find our unity and hope in Jesus Christ and strive to live as He desires. Descriptions of the awards and this year’s award recipients are as follows:

Samaritan: is a good servant, helpful, giving, and willing to do more than what is required and not complaining when asked to serve – Jacob Meyr

Nehemiah: is a hard worker, sticks to the task until it is completed, and is not easily distracted – Andrew Ballenger & Ray Pollvogt

Joseph: keeps a positive attitude and optimistic outlook, trusting that God is working through the ups and downs of school life – Shannon Ambler & Barrington Cole Lincoln

Isaiah: demonstrates outstanding scholastic achievements in many subjects, but especially shows a keen interest and zeal in the study of God’s Word – Allison Johnston

Ruth: shows a great love and care for others and great loyalty to the betterment of the lives of others – Jessica Hines & Cora Wallace

Peter: shows great commitment in understanding God’s Word – Jonathan Krone & Theodore Laesch

Esther: accepts the role of leader, is strong and courageous and puts God first in her life – Lily Kate Burreson & Paige Liszewski

Daniel: trusts the Lord, uses the gift of prayer, and is a bold witness to his/her faith – Joshua Gray & Alexa Halliburton

Paul: shows a zeal and conscientious spirit for the work of Christ and the church, despite difficulties and challenges that may come along – Huy (Henry) Nguyen

David: is a Christian example through the use of his/her gifts and talents in athletics – Adia Buford & KeyShaun VanDyke


On to Sectionals

At the District Track meet last Saturday, the Crusaders qualified 21 events to compete in the Class 2 Section 2 sectionals here tomorrow (5/19). Congrats to Jordan White, who won the triple jump while setting a new school record, Josh Hopkins, long jump winner, and Marcus Smith, who won the high hurdles.

The Crusader girls’ Soccer team won their District Championship, defeating McCluer South-Berkeley by a score of 5-4 on Wednesday. The sectional game will be played at Orchard Farm this Saturday (5/19) at 9:30.

The Crusader Baseball team captured a District title with a 3-0 extra-inning win over Trinity on Tuesday. The game featured a strong pitching performance by Mike Washington, who also drove in the winning runs. The sectional will be at Valley Park at 4:15 on Monday (5/21).

GO CRUSADERS!!


Attention: Class of 2019

Senior Jersey order forms will be available sometime this summer. Design, printing, etc. are still being finalized. Next year’s seniors should be sure to watch their student email for details and instructions!



Please Note: NO Crusader Mothers’ Club tomorrow (5/19). It already happened on May 5. Sorry for any confusion!


School’s Out…

… but the LHSN office remains open. Summer office hours will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding tuition or financial aid, please call the LHSA business office, 314-382-6650. That office remains open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Last Call! 

The St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame is recognizing Lutheran North’s athletic accomplishments! An induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 31 at 5 p.m. at Andre’s Banquet Center, 4254 Telegraph Road.

LHSN alumnus Jim Crane, owner of World Series Champions Houston Astros, will receive the August A. Busch Award. The Hall of Fame ceremony will also feature the induction of former Lutheran North athletes Steve Atwater (NFL All-Pro, Denver Broncos), Bobby Joe Edmonds (NFL All-Pro, Seattle Seahawks), and Olympic High Jumper Connie Teaberry-Lindsey, as well as long-time football and baseball coach Mike Russell.

Other honorees will include graduates Mark Belew, Dick Beumer, John Hayden, Jana Haywood, Tony Irons, Bill LaMothe, Mark Petersen, and Lorenzo Scott, along with coaches Jim Prahlow and Ed Reitz.

As an added treat during the event, three newly graduated Crusaders will sing the National Anthem – Lily Kate Burreson, Paige Liszewski, and Joshua Gray.

To order tickets for this awesome evening, click here!


Mandatory Summer Reading

Reading is an important part of everyone’s education, and we hope that it becomes an integral part of our students’ lifelong learning process. To that end, LHSN requires all students to read over the summer. Freshmen and sophomores must read the two books on their respective list; juniors and seniors may choose books from their lists. Students will be tested on their required books the first day of class. Be sure to encourage your student to start early in order to complete his/her reading before school begins on August 15. Details and lists are available in OnCampus and can be downloaded from the LHSN website here.

Reading Camp: Incoming freshmen and sophomores have the opportunity to attend Summer Reading Camp at LHSN July 17-21. Participation is optional and the fee is $60 ($70 after July 1) for the five half-day sessions. Students will fulfill their summer reading requirement (books provided) during camp, and will be exempt from the test on the first day of school. Click here for information and registration form.


Summer School at LHSN 

To help students have access to enrichment opportunities or be able to get high quality credit recovery for failed courses, LHSN will again offer online summer school courses. Students will work at their own pace in a supervised environment to earn high school credit.

A variety of course options are available. Students may take up to two courses by enrolling in both the morning and afternoon sessions from May 29 to June 29. For a listing of courses, pricing, and registration information, click here.


School Uniform “Discount Days”

Fischer’s School Uniform store will have special fitting days for Lutheran North students. During regular store hours the week of June 4-9, a 10% discount will be given on all orders paid in full. Visit www.fischersuniforms.com for pricing information. Fischer’s is at 69 Florissant Oaks Shopping Center (63031).

Or, you may shop for used uniforms at the Lutheran Resale Shop, open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 6701 West Florissant, 314-389-9970.

Graduated SENIORS are encouraged to take their no-longer-needed uniforms to the Lutheran Resale Shop, or simply bring them to LHSN. Thank you!



Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • May 21 – Strategic Plan Meeting @ LHSN, 6:30 pm (see above)
  • May 29-June 29 – LHSN Summer School Classes (click here)
  • May 31 – St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Induction, 5 pm (see above)
  • June 4-9 – Discount Days at Fischer’s Uniforms (see above)
  • June 4-29 – Crusader Summer Academy (click here)
  • July 16-20 – Summer Reading Camp (see above)
  • Aug. 15 – First Day of 2018-2019 School Year (’18-’19 Calendar)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Theme for the Past Year

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

Cross Copy Weekly – May 11, 2018

Congratulations!

At the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce luncheon this past week, Keeley Kl0tzer and Paige Liszewski each were the recipients of a scholarship awarded by the Chamber and Shannon Ambler was honored as a Student of the Month.

Also this week, Lily Kate Burreson received a scholarship awarded by the Northwest Chamber of Commerce.  Well done, ladies! We commend you all.


Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Crusaders chosen as the April “Students of the Month,” pictured left to right as follows:

Daniel David (grade 12) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Daniel is a member of my Organic Chemistry class. He currently has a 95% average. As I teach class, it is obvious that Daniel is engaged and involved. I can see his understanding in his eyes. He shows an unusual ability to grasp the material in this class. Many college students struggle with Organic but Daniel has developed a very solid understanding of the concepts and techniques used in the class. He understands mechanisms – a step by step understanding of how a reaction occurs. This often eludes students taking Organic. Daniel will find this to be a solid foundation for college work in the near future.”

Isaac Stout (grade 11) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Isaac is a member of my Organic Chemistry class. He currently has a 97% average. Isaac shows a unique ability to grasp the material in this class. Many college students struggle with Organic but Isaac seems to have a very solid understanding of the concepts and techniques used in the class. Isaac is good at nomenclature – the naming and drawing of organic molecules. He also seems to understand mechanisms – step by step understanding of how a reaction occurs. Isaac will find this to be a solid foundation for college work in the near future.”

Keira Fuller (grade 10) was nominated by Mr. Langefeld, who wrote, “Keira is a member of my sophomore Chemistry class. She is currently averaging an ‘A.’ She has had several very high test scores on material that some students find to be very challenging. She scored a 104% on the Stoichiometry test, which was the highest score in the class. She scored a 95% on the Gas Laws test. Both of these chapters involve significant math and she handled them very well.”

Abby Roeglin (grade 9) was nominated by Mr. Dixon, who wrote, “Abby Roeglin has really worked hard in Freshman English this year. She always completes her readings and annotations and is an integral part of her lit circle and our larger class discussions. She stays ahead of all deadlines, which allows her to utilize time before and after school for help if needed. Apart from academics, she is a great example of Christian kindness to her peers and to all teachers and staff.”


Canned Goods Collection!

Students Jo’Nasia Brannen, Diamond Younge, and KeyShaun VanDyke decorated collection boxes for canned goods at Project Graduation.  A portion of the funds raised for Project Graduation were from two Thrivent grants and, as a final service to the community, seniors have been asked to donate canned goods when they arrive at the post-graduation event.  The donations will go to the Concordia Seminary Food Pantry.


Honors Assembly & Baccalaureate

One of the treasured traditions at Lutheran High School North is the annual Senior Honors Assembly. This past Monday morning, our seniors and their families had the chance to reflect on and celebrate their years at LHSN. The keynote speaker, Ms. Christine Callison, arrived at LHSN along with the seniors four years ago and said she has been blessed by them. Special awards and recognitions were presented to deserving seniors. Musical performances, presentations of Class Memories, and the Senior Video were added highlights.

What sets LHSN apart from other schools, however, were the hymns, prayers, and presentation of the Class Banner depicting the Class Scripture Verse, Romans 12:2: Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Our students learn to follow God’s ways – not the world’s. They know they are transformed from sinners to saints through the redeeming work of Christ.

The Baccalaureate service for the graduates of Lutheran North and Lutheran South was held this past Wednesday at Concordia Seminary in the Chapel of Saint Timothy and Saint Titus. What a fitting way to conclude one’s high school years, worshiping our gracious God and Savior. The prayers spoken on our graduates’ behalf implored God’s guidance and blessings on them and their future endeavors. Pictured are grade school friends from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church reuniting.


Finals Schedule

Please note the early dismissal times for the last three days of the school year, May 15-17, and arrange transportation accordingly. It is especially important for students to be in class on time for testing.

Tuesday, May 15 – 8:00-1:01 (Blocks 1, 2, 3)
Wednesday, May 16 – 8:00-1:01 (Blocks 4, 5, 6)
Thursday, May 17 – 8:00-11:27 (Blocks 7, 8)

Seniors have graduation rehearsal at First Christian Church of Florissant from 12:00 until 1:15 on Thursday. They should proceed to the church immediately following finals on Thursday.

The cafeteria will not be open for lunch during finals and there will be no after-school supervision. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation.


Summer iPads

As in the past, the Lutheran High School Association will permit students to take their iPad home for the summer, provided the following requirements have been met:

1.  Tuition & Fees are paid to date.
2.  The iPad is not damaged.
3.  The student has re-enrolled for the 2018-19 school year and set up payments in SMART tuition.

If the student is required to turn in the iPad and does not do so on the last day, he/she will be charged a $300 fee.

If the iPad is damaged, the fee to repair the iPad MUST be paid before the last day of school.

For seniors, the following requirements must be met in order to keep the iPad at the end of the year:

1.  Tuition & Fees are paid to date.
2.  If the iPad is damaged, the student will not get the iPad repaired unless he/she requests it and pays the fee.
3.  If the senior has an iPad Air 32G or iPad Air2 64G, an additional fee must be paid and will be communicated with the student.

Students who need to turn in their iPad have been contacted. Those iPads will be collected the final week of school. If you have questions, please contact Kathy Steinbrueck, ksteinbrueck@lhsastl.org or (314) 833-1090.


Mandatory Summer Reading

Reading is an important part of everyone’s education, and we hope that it becomes an integral part of our students’ lifelong learning. To that end, LHSN requires all students to read over the summer. Freshmen and sophomores must read the two books on their respective list; juniors and seniors may choose books from their lists. Students will be tested on their required books the first day of class. Be sure to encourage your student to start early in order to complete his/her reading before school begins on August 15. Details and lists can be downloaded from the LHSN website here.

READING CAMP: Incoming freshmen and sophomores have the opportunity to attend Summer Reading Camp at LHSN July 16-20. Participation is optional and the fee is $60 ($70 after July 1) for the five half-day sessions. Students will fulfill their summer reading requirement (books provided) during camp, and will be exempt from the test on the first day of school. Click here for information and registration form.


Summer School at LHSN

To help students have access to enrichment opportunities or be able to get high quality credit recovery for failed courses, LHSN will again offer online summer school courses. Students will work at their own pace in a supervised environment to earn high school credit.

A variety of course options are available. Students may take up to two courses by enrolling in both the morning and afternoon sessions from May 29 to June 29. For a listing of courses, pricing, and registration information, click here.


RSVP Now!

The St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame is recognizing Lutheran North’s athletic accomplishments! An induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 31 at 5 p.m. at Andre’s Banquet Center, 4254 Telegraph Road.

LHSN alumnus Jim Crane, owner of World Series Champions Houston Astros, will receive the August A. Busch Award. The Hall of Fame ceremony will also feature the induction of former Lutheran North athletes Steve Atwater (NFL All-Pro, Denver Broncos), Bobby Joe Edmonds (NFL All-Pro, Seattle Seahawks), and Olympic High Jumper Connie Teaberry-Lindsey, as well as long-time football and baseball coach Mike Russell.

Other honorees will include graduates Mark Belew, Dick Beumer, John Hayden, Jana Haywood, Tony Irons, Bill LaMothe, Mark Petersen, and Lorenzo Scott, along with coaches Jim Prahlow and Ed Reitz.

To order tickets for this awesome event, click here!



Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • May 11 – Yearbook Distribution, 3 pm
  • May 14 – Josten’s here for Ring Orders, during lunches and 4-6 pm
  • May 15-17 – Finals with Early Dismissal (see above)
  • May 17 – Graduation at First Christian Church of Florissant, 7 pm (admission by ticket only)
  • May 17 – Project Graduation at Maryland Heights Community Center, 10 pm-4 am
  • May 19 – Mothers’ Club, 9-10 am
  • May 21 – Strategic Plan Meeting @ LHSN, 6:30 pm (see above)
  • May 31 – St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Induction, 5 pm (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse Chosen by Class of 2018

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2

Cross Copy Weekly – May 4, 2018

MSHSAA Music Awards

Crusader senior Ted Laesch and his freshman brother, Nate Laesch, each received a Gold rating for their trumpet solo at the State Music Festival, held at the University of Missouri-Columbia on April 28.

Receiving this highest award at State is no easy task. Ted and Nate practiced all year for this competition and are to be commended for their hard work and dedication to music performance. Soli Deo Gloria!


Crusader Entrepreneurs

This past Wednesday three members of FBLA presented their business plan as they competed in the “YES” Challenge sponsored by Lutheran Church Extension Fund. “YES” stands for Young Entrepreneurs Sharing. LCEF reached out to the four Lutheran High Schools earlier this semester to see if any students wanted the opportunity to address a challenging assignment, solved through entrepreneurial thinking, teamwork, knowledge, and creativity. LCEF even offered a monetary reward for participants: $250 to each school that participates and $500 for the winner.

Cory Keathley, Jack Krone, and Dominic Cammarata represented Lutheran North as they competed against teams from Lutheran South and Lutheran St. Charles. The assignment was to develop a small business to be managed and employed by students and their peers, detailing at least one way the business would give back to the community, too. The business plan books (worth 50%) were due April 18 and on May 2 the teams presented (the other 50%) in front of a panel of judges at the LCMS International Center. Cory and Jack set the bar high after being selected to present first while Dominic did an excellent job with tech support. Even though North came away with second place, it was a great experience for all involved and Mr. Endorf is very proud of his business students!


Chembowl

LHSN took four first year Chemistry students to the Fourth Annual St. Louis Area ChemBowl held at Kirkwood High School on Saturday, April 28. Crusaders faced competition from teams representing Kirkwood, Priory, Clayton, Villa Duchesne, and St. Louis University High. Each round of competition involved three teams of four students answering toss up questions to earn the right to answer bonus questions. In the preliminary rounds, LHSN only lost to the three teams that competed in the finals. We are very proud of our students! They competed well, enjoyed the experience, and have some nice memories to cherish.

Team members pictured left to right were Carl Walker, Brittany David, Jasmine Bibby,  and Tony Walker.


Kudos

Crusader junior, Raevyn Ferguson, received a Power of 22 award for community service from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter. Raevyn is a participant in the Delta GEMS program and received the award last weekend at the sorority’s Mother-Daughter Brunch.



Clothing Drive – One More Week!

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church has an ongoing outreach program. To support their efforts, LHSN is collecting new or gently used clothing, underwear, and shoes. Please bring items to school and deposit them in the box in the main hallway by May 11. Thank you!


Robotics Video

Lutheran North is completing its second year as active participants in the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics program. With faculty advisors, Mr. Kersten and Mr. Langefeld, and very knowledgeable and helpful mentors, Ben Wang and Muhi “Mo” Mottaleb, from Boeing Corp., Crusaders enjoyed and benefitted greatly from the program. Check out this Boeing video for interesting info about LHSN robotics!

We anticipate a great year of Crusader robotics revving up again in August. Stay tuned and encourage your student to get involved!


Thursday, May 10, 3:30-6:30

TREND will be hosting our second Finals Study Jam on Thursday, May 10, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Students are invited for quiet study, group study, and tutoring/reviews from teachers. Snacks (not dinner) will be available, and comfort dogs will be here! When checking in, students can sign up for a time slot with the dogs if they are interested.

Students should have rides home no later than 6:30 p.m. Parents, encourage your student(s) to join in the fun and make progress on their finals preparation!


Cake Wars – Crusader Style!

The Crusader Foods I class put their creativity, competitive natures, and culinary skills to the test last week as students participated in “Cake Wars.” Faculty members served as judges and enjoyed seeing and tasting the variety of offerings. Mrs. Sanders said, “All of the students did an outstanding job…I am so very proud of them ALL!”

The winning entry, pictured above, was “Taste of Summer” by Kiera Fuller, Lydia Hernandez, and Nick Klotz. Runner-up was “Chocolate Factory” by Brijhae Gales, Nyla Howard, Jardin Knox, and Trinity Lowery.


PG ’18 Needs YOU!

The next PG ’18 meeting is scheduled for May 8 at 6:00. All junior and senior parents are urged to attend!

Project Graduation ’18 is desperate for volunteers!
Project Graduation is the last event the seniors will have together, and we want it to be perfect. Parents of juniors, in particular, are needed to chaperone the event on Thursday, May 17, beginning at 9:45 p.m. By participating as a chaperone, you will experience the fun and realize the importance of this year-end activity that will involve YOUR students next year. We need chaperones for 2-hour shifts from 9:45 Thursday night until 4:00 a.m. Friday, May 18. Please see Sign-Up Genius for details and to volunteer. The Project Graduation committee and the Class of ’18 thank you!


Summer iPads

As in the past, the Lutheran High School Association will permit students to take their iPad home for the summer, provided the following requirements have been met:

1.  Tuition & Fees are paid to date.
2.  The iPad is not damaged.
3.  The student has re-enrolled for the 2018-19 school year and set up payments in SMART tuition.

If the student is required to turn in the iPad and does not do so on the last day, he/she will be charged a $300 fee.

If the iPad is damaged, the fee to repair the iPad MUST be paid before the last day of school.

For seniors, the following requirements must be met in order to keep the iPad at the end of the year:

1.  Tuition & Fees are paid to date.
2.  If the iPad is damaged, the student will not get the iPad repaired unless he/she requests it and pays the fee.
3.  If the senior has an iPad Air 32G or iPad Air2 64G, an additional fee must be paid and will be communicated with the student.

Prior to the last week of school, we will contact all students who need to turn in their iPad. Those iPads will be collected the final week of school. If you have questions, contact Kathy Steinbrueck, ksteinbrueck@lhsastl.org or (314) 833-1090.


Play Date!

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Sanders’ Child Development class recently planned and executed a “play date” for preschool kids. The assignment involved setting up several different play areas in the gym and joining the little ones in various activities for one hour. It was hard to tell who actually had the most fun… the big kids or the small ones!


LHSN to be Inducted

The St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame is recognizing Lutheran North’s athletic accomplishments! An induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 31 at 5 p.m. at Andre’s Banquet Center, 4254 Telegraph Road.

LHSN alumnus Jim Crane, owner of World Series Champions Houston Astros, will receive the August A. Busch Award. The Hall of Fame ceremony will also feature the induction of former Lutheran North athletes: Steve Atwater (NFL All-Pro, Denver Broncos), Bobby Joe Edmonds (NFL All-Pro, Seattle Seahawks), and Olympic High Jumper Connie Teaberry-Lindsey.

Other honorees will include graduates Mark Belew, Dick Beumer, John Hayden, Jana Haywood, Tony Irons, Bill LaMothe, Mark Petersen, and Lorenzo Scott, as well as coaches Jim Prahlow, Ed Reitz, and Mike Russell.

To order tickets for this exciting event, click here!


I-70 Ramp Closure

If you head WEST on I-70 after leaving Lutheran North, you should be aware that beginning Monday, May 7 at 9:00 a.m., that ramp from southbound Lucas & Hunt onto westbound I-70 will be closed for two weeks. Motorists will need to find an alternate route. This is the first phase of a MoDOT project to improve all of the ramps at that interchange.

Please allow extra time, slow down and pay attention while driving through that area. We wish this could have waited until school is out, but no such luck!



Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • May 7 – Senior Breakfast, 7:15, and Honors Assembly, 8:10
  • May 8 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm (see above)
  • May 9 – Baccalaureate Service at Concordia Seminary, 7 pm
  • May 10 – “Name the Gym” Ceremony, 9:30 am (see above)
  • May 10 – Finals Study Jam, 3:30-6:30 pm (see above)
  • May 11 – Yearbook Distribution, 3 pm
  • May 14 – Josten’s here for Ring Orders, during lunches and 4-6 pm
  • May 15-17 – Finals with Early Dismissal
  • May 17 – Graduation at First Christian Church of Florissant, 7 pm
  • May 17 – Project Graduation at Maryland Heights Community Center, 10 pm-4 am
  • May 19 – Mothers’ Club, 9-10 am
  • May 21 – Strategic Plan Meeting @ LHSN, 6:30 pm (see above)
  • May 31 – St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Induction, 5 pm (see above)
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-6

Cross Copy Weekly – April 27, 2018

Spring Concerts – May 1 & 2

Tuesday evening, May 1, bands from our Lutheran elementary schools will combine to play several selections in the LHSN gym beginning at 7:00 p.m. This concert experience is exciting for the middle school band students taught by Mrs. Pierson and Mrs. Rusnak.

Also on Tuesday, immediately following the middle school concert, Lutheran North’s bands will showcase their talent in a variety of pieces, representing multiple styles and genres.

On Wednesday, May 2, a choral concert will feature the Crusader Chorus and Concentus, as well as the String Ensemble. Note that this concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., due to LHSN sports that day.

The theme for all the music performed in both concerts is “American Composers.” No admission is charged for these concerts and the public is invited. There will be a freewill offering at the door. Please come, sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful music!


National Honor Society Inductees

Twenty-one students selected for the Crusader Chapter of the National Honor Society were inducted in a ceremony on April 26. The new inductees include seniors Erika Kreppert and Barrington “Cole” Lincoln, junior Jordyn White, and sophomores Jasmine Bibby, Faith Borgmann, Deaven Crigler, Brittany David, Kiera Fuller, Lydia Hernandez, Jihra James, Maya Johns, Nick Klotz, Zach Lloyd, Craig McGee, Kemi Omolayo, Alexander Paul, Taylor Ross, Kaylyn Seldon, Jalik Smith, Anthony Walker, and Carl Walker.

To be eligible for membership, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. Members are evaluated by the faculty and must meet high standards of leadership, service, and character. Total membership of the Crusader NHS is now 73 students. Congratulations to these outstanding Crusaders!



Scholar Athlete

Congratulations to Jonathan (Jack) Krone on being named LHSN’s St. Louis Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete for 2018. Besides excelling in academics with a 3.99 GPA, Jack participated in varsity soccer and track for 4 years. He is also a member of HiSTEP, Concentus, Future Business Leaders of America, Peer Ministry Team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Chapel Crew, and National Honor Society.  In addition to all those activities, Jack has been in all 8 Crusader drama productions over the past 4 years.

Jack is a wonderful example of how Crusaders can use their God-given gifts and talents to bring glory and honor to our Savior!


Clothing Drive

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church has an ongoing outreach program. To support their efforts, LHSN is seeking donations of any size new or gently used clothing, underwear, and shoes. Please bring items to school and deposit them in the box in the main hallway. Thank you!


Thrills & Skills at Six Flags

Mr. Wittler’s physics students put their knowledge to work at Six Flags last Friday. The class had spent the prior week studying amusement park rides and the physics concepts associated with them. Then at “Physics Day at Six Flags” they collected data from various roller coasters and circular motion rides. Students wore a data collection vest on Mr. Freeze that measured all the various forces experienced on the ride. Upon leaving the ride they got a printout of those forces to be analyzed later.

This is definitely an experience that the physics classes at LHSN look forward to every year. The lovely weather that day made it even more fun!

 


Thursday, May 10, 3:30-6:30

TREND will be hosting our second Finals Study Jam on Thursday, May 10, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Students are invited for quiet study, group study, and tutoring/reviews from teachers. Snacks (not dinner) will be available, and comfort dogs will be here! When checking in, students can sign up for a time slot with the dogs if they are interested.

Students should have rides home no later than 6:30 p.m. Parents, encourage your student(s) to join in the fun and make progress on their finals preparation!


Children Needed for Play Date

The Child Development Class invites children between the ages of birth and 6 years old to come and have fun with our students!

The Play Date will be Thursday, May 3 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the gym. If you have children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors, or anyone in your church community who would like to participate in our Play Date, please pass this info along to them. The students are working very hard to prepare for this fun activity! If you have any questions, please contact Rita Sanders at rsanders@lhsnstl.org or 314-833-2958.


PG ’18 Needs YOU!

The next PG ’18 meeting is scheduled for May 8 at 6:00. All junior and senior parents are urged to attend!

Project Graduation ’18 is desperate for volunteers!
Project Graduation is the last event the seniors will have together, and we want it to be perfect. Parents of juniors, in particular, are needed to chaperone the event on Thursday, May 17, beginning at 9:45 p.m. By participating as a chaperone, you will experience the fun and realize the importance of this year-end activity that will involve YOUR students next year. We need chaperones for 2-hour shifts from 9:45 Thursday night until 4:00 a.m. Friday, May 18. Please see Sign-Up Genius for details and to volunteer. The Project Graduation committee and the Class of ’18 thank you!


Attention: Parents of Juniors

All Crusader juniors will travel to Camp Warburg in Illinois on Monday, April 30 for their Senior Leadership Retreat. It is imperative that all juniors be at Lutheran North by 7:15 a.m. to board the bus, which will return by 5:15 p.m.

A permission slip must be turned in by all juniors. The form can be found in OnCampus under LHSN Students and can be downloaded here.

Dress for the day is jeans, tennis shoes, and an LHSN uniform shirt (and jacket as needed). Everyone will participate in outdoor activities regardless of the weather and should dress appropriately.


Caps & Gowns, etc.

Seniors will receive their graduation cap and gown (to keep!) on Thursday, May 3, at 3:00. Also at that time, each senior will be given ten admission tickets to the graduation ceremony. Ten is the maximum number available. Anyone who does not need all ten is encouraged to share with someone who could use more than ten.

Please note that in order for the cap and gown to be given out:
•  All fines and fees must be paid;
•  All athletic and music uniforms (completed seasons) must be turned in; 
•  Tuition payments must be current.


Host Family Opportunity

Are you interested in a 7 week life-enriching experience?! LHSN is looking for short-term host families for Guatemalan exchange students. An informational meeting will be held at LHSN on Friday, May 4, at 2:00 p.m.

For further information, please contact Ali Thomas at athomas@lhsastl.org or (314) 833-2912.


LHSN to be Inducted

The St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame is recognizing Lutheran North’s athletic accomplishments! An induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 31 at 5 p.m. at Andre’s Banquet Center, 4254 Telegraph Road.

LHSN alumnus Jim Crane, owner of World Series Champions Houston Astros, will receive the August A. Busch Award. The Hall of Fame ceremony will also feature the induction of former Lutheran North athletes: Steve Atwater (NFL All-Pro, Denver Broncos), Bobby Joe Edmonds (NFL All-Pro, Seattle Seahawks), and Olympic High Jumper Connie Teaberry-Lindsey.

Other honorees will include graduates Mark Belew, Dick Beumer, John Hayden, Jana Haywood, Tony Irons, Bill LaMothe, Mark Petersen, and Lorenzo Scott, as well as coaches Jim Prahlow, Ed Reitz, and Mike Russell.

To order tickets for this exciting event, click here!


Last Day for Discount!

TODAY (Apr. 27) is the last day to get the early bird discount for the Crusader Summer Academy. Sign up today for some summer fun! For a description of camps and to register online, click this link.

Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Apr. 28 – CFNA 5K Freedom Run (click here)
  • Apr. 30 – Junior Retreat (see above); No School for Seniors; LHSA Golf Scramble 
  • May 1 – Spring Band Concert (Grade Schools & LHSN), 7 pm (see above)
  • May 2 – Spring Choral & Strings Concert, 7:30 pm (see above)
  • May 3 – Caps & Gowns Distributed (see above) 
  • May 3 – Play Date with Child Development Class, 12-1 pm (see above)
  • May 4 – Host Family Information Meeting, 2 pm (see above)
  • May 7 – Senior Breakfast and Honors Assembly
  • May 8 – Project Graduation Meeting, 6 pm (see above)
  • May 9 – Baccalaureate Service at Concordia Seminary, 7 pm
  • May 10 – “Name the Gym” Ceremony, 9:30 am (see above)
  • May 10 – Finals Study Jam, 3:30-6:30 pm (see above)
  • May 11 – Yearbook Distribution, 3 pm
  • May 15-17 – Finals with Early Dismissal
  • May 17 – Graduation at First Christian Church of Florissant, 7 pm
  • May 17 – Project Graduation at Maryland Heights Community Center, 10 pm-4 am
  • For the most updated calendar of events and activities at Lutheran North, see our website calendar.

Scripture Verse

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” Matthew 25:40