The Daily Shield is the list of announcements which are read each school day during home room, the beginning of second hour.


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, December 7, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Thanksgiving

Bible Verse:  Psalm 100:4,  “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.  Thank Him and bless His name.”

Happy Birthday on Sunday to:  Senior Bailey Wassell and Freshman Ella Chapman

Tuesday’s Lunch Option: Chicken tenders, corn, fruit, rice krispie treats and lemonade, $4

  1. There is a meeting today at 4pm in the Music Room for anyone interested in being part of the cast or crew of the Spring Musical.  Spring Musical auditions will be held on Thursday and Friday, January 3rd and 4th from 4:00- 6:30pm each day in the Music Room. There will be a PARENT MEETING and full musical read-through on Saturday, January 5th in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center from 9am-1pm (Parent meeting begins at 9am!)  If you are not able to attend the auditions but want to participate in the musical, speak with Lora directly at this afternoon’s meeting.
  2. NHS Meeting on Monday during break.
  3. Next week, Madrigals will rehearse Monday-Thursday from 3:10-5:30pm.
  4. Any student wishing to change their schedule 2nd semester should see Mr. Ebener in the guidance office before Dec. 14.
  5. Winter Sports Pics on Wednesday after school.
  6. Madrigal Dinner tickets on sale in the school office.  
  7. Christmas Dance tickets are on sale for $45 per person in the school office until Monday, Dec. 17th.

Tonight’s Activities:

Jester rehearsal

Rock Climbing after school

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Decatur Lutheran High School - 6:00pm

Saturday’s Activities:

Cookie Walk 8am to Noon or until the cookies run out!

Scholastic Bowl at New Berlin High School - 8:30am; bus leaves at 7:15am

9th Grade Boys Basketball @ Home vs. Riverton - 10am

JV/V Girls Basketball @ Warrensburg-Latham - 2pm

Service Hour Opportunities:

-Service hours available assisting a LuHi alumni move a dresser, hutch, and trunk.  These items need to be moved from someone else’s garage to an upper level of the alumni’s condo.  Transportation for the furniture is provided. The best days are Sunday, Monday or Tuesday afternoon.  Contact information may be picked up from the school office.

-Friend in Deed needs your help on Saturday, December 22nd beginning at 8am throughout the morning hours delivering food to those in need.  It is very important to work in teams. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please come to the office for more detailed information.  Ms. Peters is also available to answer any questions you have about this event.

This Week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Abigail B. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and leadership, leading 5th hour class as the #1 pickleball team with partner Sienna Senalik; also in Biology for consistent positive attitude and effort in class, as well as excellent class participation, behavior, and leadership.

Sophomore Nolan W. in Health for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test; and in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and leadership, leading 3rd hour class as the #1 pickleball team with partner Adam Anderson.

Sophomore Lauren L. in World History for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework, excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and writing an excellent rhyming book on the Mongols.

Sophomore Jack H. in Geometry and PE for consistent positive effort in class or on homework, and major improvement in attitude and/or academics.

Also nominated were: David L., Alex S., Ben W., Amanda M., and Jake M.

This Week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Russell C., Varsity Boys Basketball - a tremendous leader in helping and encouraging his teammates along with the younger players throughout preseason workouts, practices, conditioning, and games.

Sophomore Jacob G., JV Boys Basketball - showing leadership and pushing his team to play to the best of their ability every game.

Junior Maddie R., Girls Basketball - for an awesome game on defense Thursday night.


On This Date in 1941...

the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, using bombers, torpedo bombers and midget submarines.  The U.S. lost 3,700 American lives that day, including 68 civilians, and sustained additional losses of nearly 170 aircraft destroyed with 160 damaged, as well as 3 ships destroyed with 16 damaged.

On December 8th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his “Infamy Speech” to American citizens, informing them of the attack, despite the fact that the US was in the midst of peace talks with Japan. With congressional approval, America entered into World War II.

On this day, we pray for those serving in the military and their families.


DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Thanksgiving

Bible Verse:  1 Chronicles 16:34,  “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Leadership is meeting for lunch today in the Bio Room.
  2. The Seniors’ FREE “break the dress code” day for donating the most items to the NHS canned food drive is tomorrow.
  3. There is a meeting tomorrow at 4pm in the Music Room for anyone interested in being part of the cast or crew of the Spring Musical.
  4. Any student interested in a schedule change for 2nd semester should see Mr. Ebener before Christmas break.  All 2nd semester schedule changes must be finalized by Friday, January 11th.
  5. Cookie Walk on Saturday beginning at 8am.
  6. Winter Sports Pics on Wednesday after school.
  7. Madrigal Dinner tickets on sale in the school office.  
  8. Christmas Dance tickets are on sale for $45 per person - dinner is included.  Guests must have a signed Guest Permission Form.  Reserve your seats and pick up & return guest forms in the school office until Monday, Dec. 17th.
  9. Mark your calendars for the Christmas Music Concert on Monday, Dec. 17th at 7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech Team practice

Jester rehearsal

Madrigal rehearsal after school AND tomorrow morning at 7:15am

JV/V Girls Basketball @ Home vs. Mt. Pulaski - 6:15pm

Service Hour Opportunities:

-Contact Our Savior’s Church if you are able to help with the Live Nativity this Friday and/or Saturday.

-Friend in Deed needs your help on Saturday, December 22nd beginning at 8am throughout the morning hours. Volunteers spend the morning delivering food to those in need so that they may have a beautiful Christmas dinner with their loved ones with enough food left over for several more meals.  It is very important to work in teams due to the weight of the boxes being delivered AND to provide a fun morning with friends while helping others. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please come to the office for more detailed information.  Ms. Peters is also available to answer any questions you have about this event.


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**UPDATE:  Boys Basketball Update   The Varsity Boys took at Pawnee at home last night. The Crusaders scored first and never looked back. They led the rest of the game with Senior Russell Crifasi pouring in 15 and Senior Hank Hayer with 12. The Crusaders move to 6-2 on the season and 1-0 in Conference.   The JV boys won 44-43 in a thriller of a game... being down in the first half, and fighting back to gain the lead, they stayed atop until the end!  **

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Thanksgiving

Bible Verse:  Colossians 4:2,  “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. The LuHi Cookie Walk is Saturday from 8am until noon or whenever the cookies run out!
  2. The Senior class will receive their FREE “break the dress code” day this Friday, Dec. 7th for donating the most items to the NHS canned food drive.

Tonight’s Activities:

JV Scholastic Bowl practice - 3:05-4:00 in Mrs. Devine’s classroom

Volunteer Opportunity:

If you are able to help at Our Savior’s Live Nativity this Friday and Saturday from 7-9pm, please contact Our Savior’s directly.

A National Day of Mourning:

Today has been declared a National Day of Mourning throughout the United States by President Trump. He calls on the American people to assemble today in their respective places of worship to pay homage to the memory of President George H.W. Bush and invites the people of the world who share our grief to join us in this solemn observance.  The funeral service of President Bush is being broadcast on the television screens in the Learning Commons and the school office; the teachers have the option of broadcasting in their classrooms.


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Thanksgiving

Bible Verse:  Colossians 4:2,  “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Pasta with Alfredo sauce, green beans, chocolate chip muffin &  lemonade, $4

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Interested in rock climbing this Friday?  Sign up with Mr. K. by tomorrow. Rock Gym 101 is available.
  2. The LuHi Cookie Walk is Saturday from 8am until noon or whenever the cookies run out!
  3. Madrigals will rehearse on Thursday after school and Friday morning at 7:15am.
  4. Thursday’s Scholastic Bowl match has been cancelled.  Please mark your calendars accordingly.
  5. Madrigal Dinner tickets are on sale now!  Call or come by the school office to reserve your seats.  
  6. All NHS members will meet during break Monday.
  7. Winter Sports Pics are rescheduled to next Wednesday, Dec. 12th after school for the following teams:  Girls and Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, Speech Team and Scholastic Bowl. Be sure to have all of your gear at school and ready for pictures that day.
  8. Christmas Dance tickets are on sale for $45 per person - dinner is included.  Come experience a White Christmas on Friday, Dec. 21st from 7-11pm at the Sangamo Club.  Guests who are not LuHi students must have a signed Guest Permission Form completed and returned to the office.  Reserve your seats and pick up/return guest forms in the school office until Dec. 17th.
  9. There was a single key found in the Learning Commons.  If you have lost a key, please come see if it’s yours.

Spanish NHS will sell snacks before school tomorrow morning.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech Team practice - 3:05pm and again on Thursday

Jester practice after school

Varsity Scholastic Bowl practice - 3:05-4:00

Education Committee meeting - 7pm

JV/V Boys Basketball at HOME vs. Pawnee - 6:15pm...IT’S A WHITE OUT!  Also, Lutheran High and Pawnee boys are teaming up for a Food Drive at tonight’s game to support the Taylorville tornado relief.  If you would like to participate, please bring a food item or bottles of water so that we can help the Taylorville community at this devastating time.


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, December 3, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Thanksgiving

Bible Verse:  1 Thessalonians 5:18,  “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Pasta with Alfredo sauce, green beans, chocolate chip muffin &  lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Congratulations to Junior Emili P. for making IMEA All-State for Band.  She was first chair out of all District 4 French horn players. She will be participating and performing at the All-State Conference on January 24-26 in Peoria.  So proud of you Emili!
  2. Congratulations to the JV Scholastic Bowl team on their finish at Saturday’s Tournament in Athens.  Sophomore Lauren L. scored 20+ tossups, just 1 toss up shy of making All-Tournament Team. The team as a whole greatly improved as the day progressed.  Keep up the good work!
  3. Congratulations also to members of the LuHi Speech Team who competed at Saturday’s Chatham Glenwood speech tournament.  Those competing were: Merci B., Brett W., David L., Jake M., Grace H., and Mika H. Congrats to Jake and David for advancing to the final round of competition.
  4. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.  Only two more order dates for the year...Dec. 10th and 17th!
  5. All Team Leaders are to meet by the gingerbread houses immediately at the start of break today.
  6. Is anyone interested in rock climbing this Friday?  Sign up with Mr. K. by Wednesday. Rock Gym 101 is available.
  7. Christmas Dance tickets go on sale today.  Come experience a White Christmas on Friday, Dec. 21st from 7-11pm at the Sangamo Club.  The cost of the dance is $45 per person - dinner is included. Any guest who is not a student at LuHi must have a signed Guest Permission Form completed and returned to the office.  Reserve your seat and pick up/return guest forms in the school office from Dec. 3rd to Dec. 17th.
  8. The LuHi Music and Drama Departments are holding a Cookie Walk is this Saturday, Dec. 8th beginning at 8am until noon or whenever the cookies run out!  Please plan on coming by school on Saturday morning to build, or supplement, your holiday cookie trays while supporting our LuHi arts programs.
  9. Speech Team will meet this week on Tuesday and Thursday only from 3:05-4:00 in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  10. Madrigal Dinner tickets are on sale now!  Call or come by the school office to reserve your seats.  
  11. All NHS members will meet during break NEXT Monday, Dec. 10th.
  12. Winter Sports Pics have been rescheduled to Wednesday, Dec. 12th after school for the following teams:  Girls and Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, Speech Team and Scholastic Bowl. Be sure to have all of your gear at school and ready for pictures that day.

Spanish NHS will sell snacks during break today at the kitchen window.

Tonight’s Activities:

Madrigal rehearsal - 3:10

Jester practice after school

Varsity Scholastic Bowl practice - 3:05-4:00

Freshman Boys Basketball @ Home vs. Mt. Pulaski - 6pm

The U.S. Flag flies at half staff for 30 days to honor the memory of George H.W. Bush.  President Bush served as Vice President of the United States from 1981-1989 and the 41st President of the United States from 1989-1993.  Please keep the Bush family in your prayers.


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**7th Hour Announcements:  Birthday Correction - Today is Freshman Jennifer P's birthday, not Emili P. /  Jester practice is cancelled today./ Christmas Dance tickets go on sale Monday.  Come experience a White Christmas on Friday, Dec. 21st from 7-11pm at the Sangamo Club.  The cost of the dance is $45 per person - dinner is included. Any guest from outside LuHi must have a signed Guest Permission Form completed and returned to the office.  Reserve your seat and pick up/return guest forms in the school office from Dec. 3rd to Dec. 17th. **

Friday, November 30, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Salvation

Bible Verse:  Romans 13:11,  “Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.”

Today’s Lunch if Pre-Ordered:  Chick-fil-A

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Pasta with Alfredo sauce, green beans, chocolate chip muffin and lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Emili P.

        and tomorrow to:  Freshman Josie B.

  1. All Leadership Teams will meet in the cafeteria for Leadership time today.
  2. Concordia University, Chicago will be here at lunch.
  3. The ballot box will be open during lunch today to accept your ballots for Christmas Dance Court.  Complete your ballot and deposit in the box staffed by a student council representative.
  4. Madrigal Dinner tickets are on sale now!  Adults are $15, students and seniors are $12, children under 5 are $8.  Call or come to the school office to reserve your seats.
  5. Our Savior's is holding a craft fair to support its Youth Ministry this Saturday, Dec. 1st from 9am - 3pm.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech practice for those competing on Saturday - 3:05-4:00

Jester rehearsal after school

JV/V Boys Basketball @ HOME vs. Routt - 6:15pm

Saturday’s Activities:

Fresh/Soph Scholastic Bowl Tournament @ Athens - Bus leaves at 7:15am

Speech Tournament at Glenwood High School - 8am-5pm.  Leaving LuHi at 7:15am.

JV/V Girls Basketball @ HOME vs. Christ Our Rock Lutheran - 11am

Service Hour Opportunity:

  • City Basketball Tournament needs ticket takers this Saturday from 4-11pm at the BOS Center.  Come to the office if interested in contact information.
  • Our Savior's Live Nativity is December 7th and 8th from 7-9pm.  There are still a few spots that need to be filled. Contact OS to sign up.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Sophomore Elizabeth E. in Religion for excellent consistent work, also in Advanced Bio and Health.

Freshman Ryan R. in PE and Health for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership, consistent positive attitude, and just plain being awesome!

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

The JV Boys Basketball Team for their team play and their team Win.

Sophomore Delaney S. in girls basketball for scoring 21 points in Monday night’s game followed up by another 10 points tonight.

Senior Jillian M. in Cheerleading.  She is Captain of our LuHi Cheerleading Squad having cheered all four years. This past week she has shown great leadership during the Turkey Tournament. With her encouraging spirit and enthusiasm, she inspires other members of the cheer squad.


DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Salvation

Bible Verse:  Revelation 7:10,  “...and crying out with a loud voice, ‘salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Chick-fil-A

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Congratulations to Leadership Team 7 for collecting the most pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.  Your team will receive a free Chick-fil-A lunch tomorrow. THANK YOU to all who donated! Team 6 was a close second!
  2. Concordia University, Chicago will be here at lunch tomorrow.
  3. Madrigal Dinner tickets are on sale now!  Adults are $15, students and seniors are $12, children under 5 are $8.  Call or come to the school office to reserve your seats.
  4. Only 3 more dates to order Shopper’s Blessings this year.  Order dates are Dec. 3rd, 10th & 17th.
  5. Our Savior's is holding a craft fair to support its Youth Ministry this Saturday, Dec. 1st from 9am - 3pm.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech practice for those competing on Saturday - 3:05-4:00

Madrigal practice - 3:10pm.  Then, tomorrow morning at 7:15am.  Everyone must be there!

Jester rehearsal after school

JV/V Girls Basketball @ Decatur Lutheran High School - 6:00pm

Service Hour Opportunity:

Our Savior's Live Nativity is December 7th and 8th from 7-9pm.  There are still a few spots that need to be filled.