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


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Respect

Bible Verse:  Romans 13:7,  “Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.”

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. St. Ambrose College visits at lunch today.
  2. The Open House for new families is tonight from 6:30-8:00pm.  It’s not too late to extend an invitation if you know someone with a junior high student.   If you were asked to be a tour guide or speaker, please be here promptly at 6:15pm.
  3. Tomorrow, we celebrate our fall senior athletes between the JV and Varsity volleyball games.  Come to support and thank all of our senior athletes for their years of hard work and dedication to LuHi athletics.
  4. Keep signing up for Friday’s LuHi Blood Drive.  We only have 7 people signed up! Remember that 10 minutes out of your day could save a life!!  If you want to earn service hours but are unable to donate blood, you may bake cookies to donate for those who will be donating blood.  The service hours given for baking are listed on the back of the service hour form. Cookies are due at 8am Friday morning. Be sure to have your service hour form completed and ready for signature when turning in your cookies.
  5. If you helped with the Brunch, service hour forms need to be to Mrs. Haynes for her signature by Friday.
  6. According to a recent survey of the Freshman class’ favorite color, third place goes to Red, 2nd place to Purple, and the winner…..Blue.

Tonight’s Activities:

OPEN HOUSE for prospective families - 6:30-8:00pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center


7th Hour Announcements

For anyone seriously interested in being a Madrigal Jester, please contact Senior Mikayla Stroup as soon as possible.  Rehearsal schedule to be determined.  Madrigal dates are Dec. 6 & 7.

Girls basketball Open Gym dates and times:

Today 3:30-5:00

Tomorrow 3:30-5:00

Oct. 29th 6:00-7:30

Oct. 30th 3:30-5:00

Finally, it is Blue & White night at tonight’s volleyball games.  Come decked out in your best LuHi gear and cheer our Lady Crusaders on to victory.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Respect

Bible Verse:  Psalm 40:4,  “Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respect not the proud, nor such as turn aside the lies.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/Nachos with toppings, and  chocolate chip cookies, $4

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Our Open House for prospective students is tomorrow night from 6:30-8:00pm.  Keep extending those invitations. Your invitation and endorsement means more than any advertising we could do!  If you were asked to be a tour guide or speaker, please be here promptly at 6:15pm.
  2. On Thursday, we celebrate our fall senior athletes in between the volleyball games.  Come to the games to show your support of our volleyball teams and to thank all of our senior athletes for their years of hard work and dedication to LuHi athletics.
  3. The LuHi Blood Drive is Friday morning.  You must be at least 16 years old, 101 lbs., and have a photo ID to participate.  All 16 year olds also need a parent signed consent form. Sign up and pick up consent forms in the school office! 
  4. College visits over the next couple weeks:  Wednesday - St. Ambrose, Monday - MacMurray, Tues. Oct 29 - Illinois College, Thurs. Oct 31 - Eureka College, and Fri. Nov 1 - LincolnLand
  5. Start stocking up on canned goods now for the NHS Canned Food drive that begins on Monday, Nov. 4th!

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Volleyball @ Home vs. Meridian - 6pm


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, October 21, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Respect

Bible Verse:  2 Chronicles 20:8,  “Wherefore now let the fear of the Lord be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/Nachos with toppings, and  chocolate chip cookies, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the football team at 2:55.
  2. Spanish NHS is selling healthy snacks during break today.
  3. Praise Band meets at break in Mr. Zander’s classroom.
  4. Our Open House for prospective students is Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm.  Invite friends and neighbors with junior high students to attend.
  5. The LuHi Blood Drive is Friday morning.  You must be at least 16 years old, 101 lbs., and have a photo ID to participate.  All 16 year olds need a parent signed consent form. Sign up and pick up consent forms in the school office! 
  6. The Crusader Aider craft fair is Saturday, Nov. 2nd.  If you know of anyone interested in hosting a booth, have them contact Mrs. Shipman at amship99@ameritech.net.

Tonight’s Activities:

Board of Directors’ meeting - 7pm


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, October 18, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Grace

Bible Verse:  1 Peter 5:10,  “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”

Today’s Lunch (if pre-ordered):  Chick-fil-A

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/Nachos with toppings, and  chocolate chip cookies, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Lauren L.

  1. Everyone is invited to the LuHi Brunch SUNDAY from 9:30am-1:00pm.  For those signed up to work, please be here, on time, for your shift. 
  2. Be sure to remove any items from the locker rooms that you may need over the weekend.  You will not be allowed in after 3:10pm today. This includes any practices today.
  3. While inviting people to the Brunch, be sure to pass along information about our Open House for prospective students next Wednesday, Oct. 23rd from 6:30-8:00pm.  Your endorsement and recommendation of LuHi is the best way to bring new families to our ministry.
  4. Concordia University, Chicago visits today at lunch.
  5. Praise Band meets at break on Monday.
  6. The LuHi Blood Drive is next Friday morning.  Sign up and pick up consent forms in the school office!  Please note that varsity football players and the cross country team are not eligible to participate in this blood drive.
  7. We know that life throws us in all different directions that might cause our anxieties and insecurities.  Some ways to relieve anxiety and feel better are: journaling, watching a funny show, call a friend, exercise, eating healthy, and most importantly stay in the Word, pray  and have Jesus as our cornerstone!

Volleyball Update:

The girls traveled to Morrisonville for a conference match last night.  The JV and Varsity both came away with two set wins. The varsity team was led in assists by Paige B. with 23.  Erin B. and Makenna C. led the team with 9 and 6 kills. Makenna C. and Caliena H. both had 3 aces for the match as well.

Tonight’s Activities:

Football vs. Pleasant Hill @ Illinois College - 7pm

Saturday’s Activities:

Brunch Set-up - 7:30-11:30am

Cross Country @ Detweiller Park in Peoria - 1pm

Sunday’s Activities:

LuHi Brunch - 9:30am-1:00pm in the LuHi Gym

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Ryan R., World History,  for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Sydney B., AP U.S. History,  for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Jacob G., Chemistry,  for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework

Makenna C., Spanish I,  for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework, and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test

Also nominated were:  Drake B., Elizabeth B., Alex H., Erin B., Lauren L. Ben S., Elizabeth E., Arianna A., Elizabeth F., Simon K..

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

Kiersten O., Student Council,  for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude.  She is always willing to be here early to collect money for dress down days.

J.T. W., Jon A., Emili P. & Lauren K. for their wonderful words Tuesday morning on 1450 Radio.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:  

Ty G. in soccer for his outstanding play on defense this season, positive energy and leadership in every practice and game.

Siena S. in volleyball for working hard to get back from an injury but always cheering and supporting her team even when she was unable to play.  Dominating in the back row for JV and always coming in willing to play any role on Varsity. She has a great attitude in all she does.


DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Grace

Bible Verse:  Lamentations 3:23,  “God’s mercy and grace are new every morning.”

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Chick-fil-A

  1. Please welcome Aubrianne L. shadowing today with Kaleigh B. and Maggie K. shadowing Hannah S.
  2. Teachers, please take a lunch count for tomorrow’s Chick-fil-A lunch after announcements today.
  3. NHS applications due today to Mrs. Quigg.
  4. Leadership leaders meet in the bio room today during lunch.
  5. Theater members, Friday’s rehearsal has been cancelled; however, that means THE ENTIRE CAST needs to attend Thursday afternoon’s rehearsal to block the last few scenes.
  6. Christmas Dance Committee meets today after school.
  7. Tonights girls volleyball game at Morrisonville  is at 6:15, not 6:00. JV will leave at 4:40, Varsity will leave at 4:50.
  8. Everyone is invited to the LuHi Brunch THIS SUNDAY from 9:30am-1:00pm. For those who signed up to bring Brunch items, please deliver them to LuHi by 3:05pm tomorrow.  Be sure to invite friends, neighbors, etc. to join you on Sunday. 
  9. Locker rooms will close at 3:10pm tomorrow to prepare for the brunch.  Please remove any items that you may need over the weekend before that time.
  10. While inviting people to the Brunch, be sure to pass along information about our Open House for prospective students next Wednesday, Oct. 23rd from 6:30-8:00pm.  Your endorsement and recommendation of LuHi is the best way to bring new families to our ministry.
  11. Tomorrow’s college visit is Concordia University, Chicago.  Then, MacMurray College visits Oct. 28th.
  12. Praise Band will meet during break on Monday.
  13. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States and many that suffer from these disorders also suffer from depression.  The good news is that anxiety and depression are both treatable! The not-so-good news is that many don't seek treatment. We must take care of ourselves and others to prevent other issues that come from these disorders such as eating disorders, substance abuse, and other destructive coping habits.  Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness!
  14. The administration has declared tomorrow an end of quarter free dress day!  Follow the same rules as the StuCo dress down days...but it’s FREE!

Tonight’s Activities:

Volleyball @ Morrisonville - 6pm

Service Hour Opportunity:

Trinity’s Ladies Aid is looking for volunteers to help move boxes of quilts on Saturday, Oct. 26th at 8:30am.  Juniors and Seniors, remember that this is ACT day! If interested in getting service hours for this worthwhile project, meet at Trinity Lutheran School at 8:30am on Oct. 26th to load boxes, then you’ll go to St. John’s Lutheran on Washington Street to unload the boxes.


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Grace

Bible Verse:  Ephesians 2:8,  “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”

No Lunch Today: early dismissal; must leave school grounds after your test

Chick-fil-A Lunch on Friday...taking lunch count tomorrow after announcements

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Autumn B.

  1. No StuCo meeting today; Christmas Dance Committee meeting tomorrow after school.
  2. NHS applications due tomorrow to Mrs. Quigg.
  3. Crusader Aider kettle corn - $5 a bag... see coach McCulley.
  4. Brunch items due by 3:05pm on Friday.  Invite friends, neighbors, etc. AND while inviting them, mention our Open House for prospective students next Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm.

Tonight’s Activities:

Soccer IHSA Regionals vs. Pleasant Plains at Riverton - 4pm

Crusader Aider Meeting - 6pm in the cafeteria


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Grace

Bible Verse:  John 1:14,  “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.  We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, Salad, Roll and either Chocolate or Banana Nut Muffin, $4

No Lunch Tomorrow:  Half Day for Testing

  1. Picture retakes today at 10:45am in the Learning Commons.  Bring your picture packets and/or order form with you when getting your picture taken.
  2. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.
  3. Tomorrow is an 8:00AM START DAY for testing.  You must be in your seat, ready to test AT 8:00am.  Unless you are a member of the volleyball team, you are to leave the school property after your test, but no later than noon.  Please make the appropriate arrangements.
  4. Any sophomores who have not turned in candle orders, please give your order forms and money to Mrs. Gibler or Ms. Ericson this morning.  For those who are paying the buyout, see one of your sponsors about this today. Thanks to all who have supported the sophomore class fundraiser!
  5. There is no StuCo meeting tomorrow, but the Christmas Dance Committee will meet with Mr. Bulava on Thursday after school.
  6. National Honor Society applications are due to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:05pm on Thursday.
  7. Crusader Aiders Spirit kettle corn - price reduced to $5 a bag... see coach McCulley now through Oct 21.
  8. Brunch items need to be at LuHi by 3:05pm on Friday.  Be sure to invite friends, neighbors, etc to the brunch.  It is a good time for fellowship with good food for a good cause! AND while inviting everyone to the Brunch, be sure to pass along information about our Open House for prospective students next Wednesday, Oct. 23rd from 6:30-8:00pm.
  9. Friday’s college visit is Concordia University, Chicago. 
  10. Praise Band will meet during break on Monday.
  11. We will be sponsoring a Blood Drive here at Lutheran High on Friday, October 25 from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.  Any student 16 years old or older is eligible to donate as long as you weigh at least 110 pounds! All donors must have a photo ID, and those 16 years old must also have a signed parental consent form.  Sign up and pick up consent forms in the school office!
  12. For those taking the ACT on Saturday, please bring 2-#2 pencils and your ACT-approved calculator.  NO CELL PHONES ARE ALLOWED.
  13. As we focus on Mental Health Awareness this month, we want to share some facts and tips:  One in five teens between the ages of 13-18 will have or have had a serious mental illness.  We have to end the stigma on mental illness. It is an illness that affects your mood, your relationships, your academics and health. You are strong to ask for help, and remember to always pray for God's help.

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Volleyball @ Hartsburg Jr-Sr - 6:00pm


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, October 11, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Strength

Bible Verse:  Psalm 40:1,  “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, and Chocolate Muffin, $4

  1. If you want to buy Yankee Candles, see a Sophomore before noon TODAY.
  2. Leadership teams will meet in your assigned classrooms.  Please bring your Bibles.
  3. Tomorrow, we will be resealing the parking lots; therefore, no one will be allowed to park in either lot this weekend.  Cars parked in either lot will be towed at the owner’s expense.
  4. Picture Retakes are scheduled for Tuesday at 10:45am.
  5. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due on Tuesday by 11:45am to Mrs. Haynes.
  6. Wednesday is an 8:00AM START DAY for testing.  Be sure that all morning appointments have been rescheduled as no one will be allowed to enter a room after the testing begins and likewise, no one will be pulled out of a room. 
  7. Qualifying juniors and seniors who wish to apply for National Honor Society membership must submit proper application to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:05pm next Thursday.  Please see Mrs. Quigg with questions.
  8. Girls Basketball will hold open gyms for the next 2 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:00 for girls NOT already participating in a fall sport.
  9. Brunch food items can be brought to the school office starting on Tuesday.  Baked goods can be delivered on Friday until 3:30pm, Saturday until 11:30am, and Sunday by 9:00am.  All other donations need to be at LuHi by 3:05pm on Friday.

Volleyball Update:

The girls battled hard last night and fought to the very end of each set.  They came out on fire, but SHG fired back to win 25-21. In the second game, the girls continued to show everything they are continuing to learn, but couldn’t quite finish losing 25-23.  What a fun night! The fans were incredible and it was just a fun atmosphere. 

Soccer Update:

The Crusaders’ soccer team traveled to Macon to take on the Meridian Hawks and earned another comeback victory, 6-1. Jacob W. got the team on the board off an assist from Jon A. to tie the game at 1. That opened the floodgates for the Crusaders.  Jon scored off an assist from Reece B., Duncan S. and Brett D.s each scored a goal, while Reece scored 2 goals and a 2nd assist. Further assists were recorded by Seth I., Duncan S., and a second by Jon A.

Tonight’s Activities:

Football @ Beardstown - 7pm

Saturday’s Activities:

Cross Country @ Liberty High School - 10:30am.   We will depart from the OS parking lot @ 6am.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Jade D. in Religion and Government for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude, consistent positive effort in class or on homework, has made a wonderful transition between her previous school and LuHi in the short time she has been here.

Freshman Anna S. in Spanish for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive attitude.

Freshman Eli O. in Geometry for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

Freshman Grady L. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude.  Grady gives 100% in every activity and unit in PE and always has a smile.

Also nominated this week were:  Ryan R., Alex H., Justin K., Ella R., Jade N., Lili C., Kiersten O., Michael B., Elizabeth E., Elizabeth F., Sean M., and Brayden L.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Zach F. in soccer.  Zach marks the other teams’ best forward every game and shuts them down; an important reason we have 10 shutouts and 17 victories this season.

Freshman Makenna C. in volleyball for making All-Tournament Team at the Triad Tourney. 

Monday, we celebrate Columbus Day.  Enjoy your day off! Remember, that Tuesday is a regular school day, picture retake day, and radio station 1450 will be broadcasting from the Tech Lab!  Then, Wednesday is an 8am start for standardized testing.


DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Strength

Bible Verse:  Ephesians 6:10,  “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Natalie S.

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the soccer team at 2:20.
  2. Leadership Team Leaders will meet at lunch today.
  3. See a Sophomore before noon on Friday to buy your Yankee candles.  Proceeds will be used for next year’s prom.
  4. This Saturday, we will be resealing the parking lots; therefore, no one will be allowed to park in either lot this weekend.  Cars parked in either lot will be towed at the owner’s expense.
  5. Sign up to work and/or donate items for the LuHi Brunch if you haven’t already done so.
  6. Picture Retakes are scheduled for Tuesday at 10:45am.
  7. Wednesday is an 8:00AM START DAY for standardized testing.  It’s VERY important for you to be here, in your seat, before 8:00am!  
  8. Qualifying juniors and seniors who wish to apply for National Honor Society membership must submit proper application to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:0pm next Thursday.  Please see Mrs. Quigg if you have any questions.
  9. For any girl interested in playing basketball this school year...Girls Basketball will be holding open gyms for the next 2 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:00 for girls NOT already participating in a fall sport.  If you have questions, please contact Coach Mead @ 415-7009.

Tonight’s Activities:

Soccer at Meridian High School - 4:30pm

JV/V Volleyball at Home vs. SHG - 6pm   IT’S PINK NIGHT!


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Strength

Bible Verse:  Psalm 119:28,  “My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to Your word.”

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

Lunch Servers:  1st Lunch - Allison Blade & Siena Senalik; 2nd Lunch - Jacob Ginder & Peyton Haley

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Peter D.

  1. Today’s college visit is Bradley University.
  2. This Saturday, we will be resealing the parking lots; therefore, no one will be allowed to park in either lot this weekend.
  3. See a Sophomore before noon on Friday to buy your Yankee candles.  Proceeds will be used for next year’s prom.
  4. Sign up to work and/or donate items for the LuHi Brunch if you haven’t already done so.
  5. Picture Retakes are scheduled for next Tuesday at 10:45am.
  6. Next Wednesday is an 8:00AM START DAY for standardized testing.  It’s VERY important for you to be here, in your seat, before 8:00am!  
  7. Qualifying juniors and seniors who wish to apply for National Honor Society membership must submit proper application to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:0pm next Thursday.  Please see Mrs. Quigg if you have any questions.

Volleyball Update:

The volleyball girls traveled to Calvary last evening and both JV and Varsity won!  Great job, girls! Thanks to all who came out; the fans were awesome! Thursday night is PINK night! 

Tonight’s Activities:

 - Panera Fundraiser from 4-8pm to benefit the school’s general fund

 - The Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling will be at LuHi tonight at 6:30pm to assist with completing FAFSA forms.  Please come to the school cafeteria with your tax records and personal computing devices.


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Strength

Bible Verse:  Isaiah 40:29,  “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/Nachos with toppings and Chocolate Cake, $4

Lunch Servers:  1st Lunch - Mika and Hannah; 2nd Lunch - Natalie & Lauren

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

  1. Today’s college visit is UIS; tomorrow is Bradley University.
  2. Sophomores are selling Yankee candles until noon on Friday.  See a sophomore to make your purchase.
  3. If you haven’t signed up to work and/or donate items for the LuHi Brunch, please do so ASAP.  We still need 12 people to work the 11:15-1:30 shift and still need bussers for both the 9:30-11:30 & 11:30-1:30 shifts.  See Mrs. Haynes or use the Sign Up Genius form to sign up.
  4. On Wednesday, LuHi is hosting a Panera Fundraiser from 4-8pm to benefit the school’s general fund - pick up your flyer in the office or print from the online calendar; AND the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling will help families prepare their FAFSA form at LuHi - 6:30pm.
  5. Picture Retakes are scheduled for next Tuesday at 10:45am.
  6. All-school standardized testing day is next Wednesday, Oct. 16th.  This is an 8:00AM START DAY.  Testing begins at 8:00am and it’s VERY important that everyone be here, in their seats, AT 8:00am!  As this has been on the school calendar since May, no one should have appointments scheduled on that morning; however, if you do, please be sure to get them rescheduled.  Most tests will be done by 11:30am; all tests will be done by noon. Everyone must leave the school property promptly after their tests.

Soccer Update:

The Crusaders soccer team closed out the home portion of the season against the Beardstown Tigers.  It was a back and forth game that had a playoff feel. The Crusaders lost 4-3. Both Reece B. and Duncan S. scored goals off assists from Kyle D. and Kyle scored the 3rd goal for Lutheran.

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Volleyball @ Calvary - 6pm

Service Hour Opportunity:

Trinity’s Fall Festival is this weekend, Oct. 11 & 12.  If you want to earn fun service hours and haven’t signed up to help yet, visit trinity-lutheran.com/carnival for more information and to sign up.


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, October 7, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Strength

Bible Verse:  Philippians 4:13,  “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/Nachos with toppings and Chocolate Cake, $4

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the football team at 2:40.
  2. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.  The next order day is next Tuesday.
  3. Today’s college visit with Illinois College has been cancelled by the rep.  No reschedule date has been given at this time. This week’s remaining college visits are: UIS - tomorrow and Bradley University on Wednesday.
  4. NHS will meet today during break.  Spanish NHS will also meet in Mrs. Gibler’s room; HOWEVER, ALL NHS MEMBERS are to go to Mrs. Quigg’s room for the NHS meeting and then speak with Mrs. Gibler at another time.
  5. Thank you to everyone who helped, played, or donated to Trivia Night.  The event made $4,032.80 for the bus fund!
  6. If you haven’t signed up to work and/or donate items for the LuHi Brunch, please do so ASAP.  We still need 12 people to work the 11:15-1:30 shift and still need bussers for both the 9:30-11:30 & 11:30-1:30 shifts.  See Mrs. Haynes or use the Sign Up Genius form to sign up.
  7. Picture Retakes are scheduled for next Tuesday at 10:45am.
  8. On Wednesday, LuHi is hosting a Panera Fundraiser from 4-8pm to benefit the school’s general fund - pick up your flyer in the office or print from the online calendar; AND the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling will help families prepare their FAFSA form at LuHi - 6:30pm.
  9. Sophomores are selling Yankee candles until noon on Friday.  See a sophomore to make your purchase.

Soccer Update:

Over the weekend, the Crusaders soccer team took on 2 CS8 teams. On Friday, the Crusaders played Lanphier and came away with a 4-0 victory. Adam A. recorded the shut out.

On Saturday, LuHi battled the always strong, Southeast Spartans. Lutheran fell behind 1-0, but rallied for 3 straight goals to win 3-2. Duncan S. scored 2 goals and had 1 assist and Reece B. had a goal and an assist. Brett D. had the other assist. Great job by everyone on defense.

Volleyball Update:

The volleyball team traveled to Troy, IL for the Triad tourney.   We went 4-1 on the day... beating Chatham Glenwood, Triad, and Salem in pool play, and after beating Collinsville in cross pool games, we played Chatham Glenwood again but fell in the championship.  Proud of our grit and especially setting a team record of 52 aces in a day!!! That’s 10 aces a match which is unreal awesome! Great job, ladies in a fun day of volleyball. Congrats to Makenna C. for making the All-Tourney Team.

Tonight’s Activities:

Soccer @ Home vs. Beardstown - 4:30pm

Football vs. Triopia @ Jr. Irish Field, Jacksonville, IL - 4:30pm

Service Hour Opportunity:

Trinity’s Fall Festival is this weekend, Oct. 11 & 12.  If you want to earn fun service hours and haven’t signed up to help yet, visit trinity-lutheran.com/carnival for more information and to sign up. 


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, October 4, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Heaven

Bible Verse:  Philippians 3:20,  “But our citizenship is in heaven, and we eagerly await a savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Anamarie D., and Freshmen Julia I. and  Allyson W.

                   on Saturday to:  Senior Jade N.

                      on Sunday to:  Freshman Simon K.

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/Nachos with toppings and Chocolate Cake, $4

  1. See Mr. Schorfheide TODAY if you are interested in joining the madrigal singers.
  2. If you haven’t signed up to work or donate items for the LuHi Brunch, please do so this weekend.  The Ledger and a separate email with the link to the Sign Up Genius have been sent. Students may also sign up directly with Mrs. Haynes.
  3. See Mrs. McCulley for bags of kettle corn - $8 per bag.  All proceeds benefit Crusader Aiders.
  4. NHS will meet Monday during break.  Spanish NHS will also meet; however, ALL NHS MEMBERS are to go to Mrs. Quigg’s room for the NHS meeting and then speak with Mrs. Gibler at another time.
  5. Picture Retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 10:45am.  Order forms are in the school office. If you ordered a picture packet and want those pictures retaken, you will need to return the entire packet to the photographer before having your picture taken.  
  6. Reminders for Wednesday:  Panera Fundraiser from 4-8pm to benefit the school’s general fund; and the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling will help families prepare their FAFSA form at LuHi - 6:30pm.

Volleyball Update:

The Lady Crusaders traveled to Plains for a non-conference match-up. The girls started off a bit slow, but stepped it up in game 2; not giving up, they lost 23-25 in a nail biter.  They didn’t come away with the win, but showed determination and grit. The girls travel to Triad for their last tournament of the season on Saturday.  Blessings on your travel, girls!

Tonight’s Activities:

Soccer vs. Lanphier @ Lee Field - 4:30pm

Football @ Triopia - 7pm

Service Hour Opportunity:

Angel of Hope’s Walk to Remember needs help setting up at the Washington Park playground tomorrow at 8:00am.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Drake B. in Film as Literature for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and  academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive effort in class or on homework; and also in PE for his positive attitude-always doing what needs to be done without complaining.

Junior Paige B. in Spanish for consistent positive attitude, and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, class participation, behavior, and/or leadership.

Sophomore Katie K. in Spanish for consistent positive attitude, excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

Freshman Ali D. in Algebra for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Also nominated were:  Adam W., Jade N., Anamarie D., Elizabeth F., Anna S., and Abigail B.

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

Student Council Representatives for your excellent work at making Spirit Week a success! Also, the Senior Girls for their excellent hallway decorating!

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Sophomore Abigail B. in cross country for her solid performance at the Springfield invite and her support of her fellow teammates through both their setbacks and victories.

Sophomore Caleb S. in soccer for his outstanding performance on defense using his skills in the air and on the ground and being a strong 1v1 defender.  

Junior Delaney S. in volleyball for her positive attitude and leadership this past week in the midst of tough competition.  


DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Heaven

Bible Verse:  Revelation 22:5,  “There will be no more night.  They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light, and they will reign forever and ever.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Concordia, Nebraska is visiting during lunches today.  Leadership Team Leaders will also meet during lunches today.  Remember that you may visit the college reps before going to Leadership Lunch; just check in with Mrs. Hennig so she knows where you are.
  2. Reminder:  place your Yankee Candle order with a Sophomore before Oct. 11th.  This is their big prom fundraiser.
  3. Senior graduation orders and Sophomore class ring orders are to be turned in to the Jostens’ rep tomorrow morning between 7:30 & 8:00am in the great hall. 
  4. See Mrs. McCulley for bags of kettle corn - $8 per bag.  All proceeds benefit Crusader Aiders.
  5. NHS will meet Monday during break.
  6. Picture Retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 10:45am.  Order forms are in the school office. If you ordered a picture packet and want those pictures retaken, you will need to return the entire packet to the photographer before having your picture taken.  
  7. Mr. Schorfheide is looking for a few more madrigal singers.  If you are interested, please see Mr. Schorfheide by tomorrow.
  8. Speech Team will have practices on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in October and November from 3:05-4:00pm in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.
  9. Reminders for next Wednesday:  Panera Fundraiser from 4-8pm to benefit the school’s general fund; and the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling will help families prepare their FAFSA form at LuHi - 6:30pm.
  10. There are several lunch boxes in the office left from last week.  If you are missing one, please come see if one of these is yours.

Soccer Update:

The Crusaders soccer team traveled to Plains to take on the Cardinals last evening. It was a back and forth game, but neither team could score until Plains broke through with 1:17 left in the 1st half. Plains was able to score seconds before halftime to go up 2-0. Lutheran had some chances, but Plains scored 2 more in the last 12 minutes for a 4-0 victory.

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Volleyball @ Pleasant Plains - 6pm

Football News:  The game scheduled for tonight @ Triopia High School has been changed to tomorrow night, still at Triopia - 7pm


7th Hour Announcements

Wait for the announcements to dismiss for lunches.

Leadership Team Leaders will meet on Thursday during lunches in the Bio Room.

Concordia, Nebraska will be visiting during lunches tomorrow.

Mrs. Hennig will be releasing a butterfly after school today.  If you want to watch the release, meet in the Bio Room immediately after dismissal.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Heaven

Bible Verse:  Revelation 21:4,  “He will wipe every tear from their eyes.  There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Brett W.

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

  1. Juniors and Seniors will be dismissed from class for lunch at approximately 11:50 - do not dismiss until the announcement (Antonio’s Pizza is still a lunch option!).  The Juniors and Seniors will eat and then board the buses to the Fairgrounds for the Capital Area Education Fair. Bus lists are posted around the school. KNOW YOUR BUS assignment before time to board!  Freshmen and Sophomores will eat after 8th hour. Again, listen for the announcement to dismiss for lunch. You will get your lunch and then return to your 8th hour classroom. Work detail lists are posted around the school.  Find out which teacher to report to BEFORE lunch. We will release students for the day when the juniors/seniors return from CAEF, no earlier than 2:30pm, most likely closer to 2:45pm.
  2. There are large bags of kettle popcorn for sale.. $8 for a big bag.   See Mrs. McCulley-- all proceeds benefit Crusader Aiders.
  3. Mr. Schorfheide is looking for a few more madrigal singers.  If you are interested, please see Mr. Schorfheide this week.
  4. Speech Team will have practices on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in October and November from 3:05-4:00pm in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.
  5. Senior graduation orders and Sophomore ring orders are to be turned in to the Jostens’ rep on Friday morning between 7:30 & 8:00am in the great hall. 
  6. Calendar items of note for next Wednesday evening:  Panera Fundraiser from 4-8pm to benefit the school’s general fund; and the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling will help families prepare their FAFSA form at LuHi - 6:30pm.

Tonight’s Activities:

Soccer @ Pleasant Plains - 4:30pm


DAILY SHIELD

TUESDAY, October 1, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Heaven

Bible Verse:  Colossians 3:1,  “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Mikayla Stroup and Junior Mika Henderson

Today’s Lunch Option:  Baked Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, and Brownie, $4

Lunch Servers:  1st Lunch - Erin Borntreger & Coryne Eimer; 2nd Lunch - Brett Wagner & Jacob Ginder

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

  1. 8:00am start TOMORROW and again on Oct. 16th.  These have been indicated on the school calendar online and in the Ledger since May.  Tomorrow, we will be on a HALF day class schedule, then everyone will eat lunch (Antonio’s Pizza is still a lunch option!).  The Juniors and Seniors will board the buses to the Fairgrounds for the Capital Area Education Fair and the Freshmen and Sophomores will have a LuHi service day.  We will release students when the juniors/seniors return from CAEF, no earlier than 2:30pm, most likely closer to 2:45pm.
  2. There are large bags of kettle popcorn for sale.. $8 for a big bag.   See Mrs. McCulley-- all proceeds benefit Crusader Aiders.
  3. The drama department is looking for one more girl to be in the fall play, "Anne of Green Gables."  If anyone is interested, please see Mr. Schorfheide as soon as possible.
  4. Mr. Schorfheide is also looking for a few more madrigal singers.  If you are interested, please see Mr. Schorfheide this week.
  5. Senior graduation orders and Sophomore ring orders are to be turned in to the Jostens’ rep on Friday morning between 7:30 & 8:00am in the great hall.  Reminder to Seniors, your graduation gown, cap and one tassel was paid with your LuHi Senior fees; however, whether you place an order with Jostens or not, you MUST turn in the order form indicating your name, height, and weight to get the appropriate graduation gown. 
  6. NHS will meet Monday during break.
  7. October’s college visits are as follows:  Today - St. Louis University; Thursday - Concordia, Nebraska; Monday - Illinois College; Wed, Oct 9 - Bradley University; Fri, Oct 18 - Concordia, Chicago; and Mon, Oct 28 - MacMurray College.

Tonight’s Activities:

Volleyball @ Home vs. Mt. Pulaski - 6:00pm

Service Hour Opportunity:

Trinity’s Fall Festival is October 11 & 12.  Visit trinity-lutheran.com/carnival for more information and to sign. 

Community Events:

Lincoln Library is sponsoring two historical talks: 1.) Dating Old Photos by Clothing on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 3-4pm; and 2.) Route 36 Book Talk on Monday, Oct. 14 at 6:00pm.


7th Hour Announcements

OS Traveling Chapel members will meet in Mr. Zander’s room tomorrow morning at 7:20am.

A pair of sparkly high heeled shoes were found at Routt after the homecoming dance Saturday.  If they belong to you, please come to the school office to get the contact info for Routt.

Sports pictures are in the school office for pick-up.

Reminder that Wednesday is an 8:00am start day.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, September 30, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Heaven

Bible Verse:  Matthew 7:31-14,  “Enter through the narrow gate.  For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Michaela C.

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Baked Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, and Brownie, $4

  1. 5th hour language lab meets in the tech lab today.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the football team at 2:55.
  3. Jostens is here today.  Seniors will meet in the Chapel immediately after announcements to go over Senior Graduation orders; then the Sophomore class will meet in the Chapel during break to discuss class rings. 
  4. The Washington D.C. March for Life informational meeting is today during break in the Bio room.  Sophomores, go to the Jostens meeting and then speak with Mrs. Hennig individually at another time.
  5. The drama department is looking for one more girl to be in the fall play, "Anne of Green Gables."  If anyone is interested, please see Mr. Schorfheide as soon as possible. This would be a great experience to be in a school activity and to possibly meet new LuHi students.
  6. Mr. Schorfheide is also looking for a few more madrigal singers.  If you are interested, please see Mr. Schorfheide this week.
  7. NHS will meet next Monday during break.
  8. This week’s college visits are: St. Louis University - tomorrow and Concordia, Nebraska on Thurs.
  9. The final class standings and trophy presentation for Spirit Week will be tomorrow at Chapel.

Soccer Update:

Saturday was Senior Recognition Day with the soccer team playing Christ Our Rock. Lutheran came away with a 6-0 victory. Six different players scored goals:  Landon Williams, J.T. W., Reese B., Kyle D., Justin I., and Jon A. Reese B. had 3 assists, Kyle D. 2 assists, and Seth I. with 1. After the game, it was time to honor this year’s senior athletes. Congratulations goes out to Brett D., Jon A., Kyle D., J.T. W., and Seth I. You have provided positive Christian leadership and we are proud that you are members of our soccer family! May God continue to bless and watch over you the rest of your lives.

Volleyball Update:

The girls went to Athens this weekend for the County tournament. They beat Pawnee the first game, but fell to New Berlin. They are back in action tonight against Athens for 3rd place at 6 p.m.

Tonight’s Activities:

Soccer @ Home vs. Argenta - 4:30

Varsity Volleyball - County Tourney @ Athens High School - 6pm


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, September 27, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Prayer

Bible Verse:  Matthew 6:6,  “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.  Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

Happy Birthday on Sunday to:  Freshman Chalen G.

Today’s Lunch Option: Chick-fil-A lunch; orders were taken yesterday 

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Baked Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, and Brownie, $4

  1. Today’s lunches will be during your 6th Hour class (the same as Monday), so after 5th hour, the following classes go to lunch:  Mrs. Armbrust’s IPS class, Mr. Bulava’s Study Hall, Mrs. Henry’s Drawing class, and Mrs. Hennig’s Advance Bio.  Everyone else goes to their classroom and then eats lunch after their 6th hour class. 
  2. MANY of you have not turned in your permission forms OR paid for your Homecoming tickets.  You may NOT turn in forms or pay at the door.  Forms and money MUST be paid in the school office by 3:05pm TODAY for you to attend the Homecoming Dance tomorrow.
  3. The Sophomore Yankee Candle fundraiser begins today.  See a Sophomore to place your candle order.   
  4. Jostens will be here on Monday to speak with the Senior and Sophomore classes.  Seniors will meet in the Chapel immediately after announcements on Monday to go over Senior Graduation orders; then the Sophomore class will meet in the Chapel during break to discuss class rings. 
  5. There is an important informational meeting on Monday during break in the Biology room to discuss the possible Washington D.C. March for Life trip in January.  Sophomores will attend the Jostens meeting and then speak with Mrs. Hennig individually at another time.
  6. Thank you to all who participated in the Spirit Week dress up days, games and activities.  We hope you had a fun week and found some opportunities to bond with your classmates. Congratulations to Makenna Cox who correctly answered yesterday’s Trivia Question earning the Freshman class 10 points. As of the end of the day yesterday, the class standings are as follows: Seniors are in 1st place with 472 points, Juniors in 2nd with 411 points, Freshmen in 3rd with 395 points, and Sophomores in 4th with 288 points. 

Soccer Update:

The Crusaders Soccer team finished up the Crusader Classic with a convincing 5-0 win vs. Lanphier.  Scoring 2 goals each were Kyle D. and Landon W. Seth I. scored the other goal. Reese B. had 3 assists while Kyle D. and Seth I. had 1 each. It was a great tournament for the team and congratulations Crusaders!! You will always be remembered as a champion!

Volleyball Update:

The girls volleyball team played Conference rival, Raymond Lincolnwood and the girls did not disappoint.  They came out firing on all cylinders and from every angle. Erin B. led the team with 8 kills, Delaney S. and Makenna C. each had 5 and Paige B. had 4 kills and 18 assists.  Emily S. served great and also had 3 aces. Great job girls and work hard going into county! 

Tonight’s Activities:

TRIVIA NIGHT!!! @ Trinity Lutheran School - Doors open at 6pm; play begins at 7pm

Football @ Illinois College vs. Mt. Sterling - 7pm

Saturday’s Activities:

Volleyball @ County Tournament beginning at 9am

Cross Country @ Lincoln Park - 10:30am

Soccer @ Home vs. Christ Our Rock Lutheran - 10:30am ***It’s Senior Recognition Day***

Fall Play Parent/Student meeting @ 11:00am, then student read-through from noon - 3pm

Homecoming Dance @ Routt Catholic High School in Jacksonville -  8-11pm - No one admitted after 8:30pm and no one admitted without a completed permission form and money turned into the office TODAY

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Evan H. in Band and Spanish for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership, and academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Sophomore Josie B. in Spanish for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude, excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and in Advanced Bio for an excellent project.

Senior Jonathan H. in Religion 12 for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, Always has excellent questions in class discussion.

Senior Emma S. in Chemistry for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

Also nominated were:  Ali D., Ben S., Emili P., Ysabella A., Michael B., Katie K., and Anna S.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

The boys soccer team for winning their conference matches and placing 1st in the Crusaders Classic in the last week.

Sophomore Justin K. in cross country.  He shows hard work and commitment to the team. Always willing to lead and lend a helping hand. 

Freshman Hope C. in volleyball for her overall improvement and fantastic attitude.  She is a ray of sunshine. 

Junior Erin B. in volleyball for her consistent play and excellent attitude and always putting the team first in all she does.  She also always has a smile on her face at all times!  


Spirit Week Trivia Question:  Remember, you can only turn in your answers during passing periods and lunch...

There are FOUR faculty and staff members at LuHi that were born in the same year; who are they?  You MUST get all 4 correct to get the points for your class!

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Prayer

Bible Verse:  James 5:16,  “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option: Chick-fil-A lunch - $5 for meal, $5 for an extra sandwich.  Teachers, please take orders after these announcements. If you order a lunch, you MUST pay for that lunch.  Money will be taken tomorrow at the lunch window.

  1. McKendree College visits today during lunches.
  2. The Sophomore Yankee Candle fundraiser begins tomorrow through Oct. 11th.  This is their big fundraiser toward paying for next year’s prom, so find a Sophomore to place your candle order.   Sophomores, you are to stay after chapel today to receive your fundraiser packets.
  3. Jostens will be here on Monday to speak with the Senior and Sophomore classes.
  4. Sign up for the Washington D.C. March for Life trip in January ends today.  Then, there will be an important informational meeting on Monday during break in the Biology room.  IF you are a Sophomore signed up for the trip, you will attend the Jostens class ring presentation and then need to speak with Mrs. Hennig individually at another time.
  5. Routt’s Homecoming Dance is Saturday from 8-11pm; no one will be admitted after 8:30pm.  Tickets are NOW on sale today and tomorrow in the school office. Completed permission forms are due TODAY.
  6. Tomorrow is Blue and White Day.  EVERYONE should get points for dressing to theme tomorrow.  It IS School Spirit Week after all!!! Congratulations to Alaina Standefer who correctly answered yesterday’s Trivia Question earning the Freshman class 10 points. As of the end of the day yesterday, the class standings are as follows: Seniors are in 1st place with 402 points, Juniors in 2nd with 310 points, Freshmen in 3rd with 297 points, and Sophomores in 4th with 201 points. There’s still time to earn points so that your class can claim the prized Clay the Crusader School Spirit Trophy!!

Soccer Update:

On the second day of the Crusader Classic, the game showcased two strong programs, but Lutheran came away with the 1-0 victory over Calvary. The lone goal was scored by Seth I. off an assist from Kyle D. It was another great performance on defense by Ty G., Mason K., and Justin I. Great shutout, boys! Come out to the field today at 4:00 to cheer on the team as they take on the Lanphier Lions. As always, thanks for your support!

Tonight’s Activities:

*Fall Play auditions - from 4-7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  

*Soccer - Crusader Classic - beginning at 4pm

*JV/V Volleyball @ Home beginning at 6pm.  Tonight’s theme for the Volleyball game is CRAZY..... wear your CRUSADER CRAZIE T-shirts...don’t have one??, they are still for sale, see Mrs. McCulley.... crazy socks, pants and hats are also encouraged.

Service Hour Opportunity:

Parents of a former LuHi graduate need 2-3 strong students to help move a 15 cubic foot freezer to their basement.  They will have a furniture dolly, gloves, and even FOOD for the helpers. They prefer a Saturday move. Once you’ve gathered a group of 2-3 together, come to the office for the contact information to make arrangements with the family.

Spirit Week Trivia Question:  Remember, you can only turn in your answers during passing periods and lunch...

On what date did the Quad fall?


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Prayer

Bible Verse:  Philippians 9:6,  “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Alexander C.

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

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Leadership sponsored Chick-fil-A lunch!  We will take orders tomorrow morning after announcements.  Cost is $5 for meal and $5 for an additional sandwich. If you order a lunch, you MUST pay for that lunch.  Money will be taken at the window on Friday.

  1. Food and drink is to remain in the cafeteria.  Refer to the student handbook regarding water bottles in the classroom.  At no time is food or drink allowed in the labs, Chapel, or Learning Commons.
  2. LLCC visits today during lunches and McKendree College visits on Thursday.
  3. Honor Card applications are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until 3:05pm today.
  4. There is a Fall Play parent/student meeting and then a cast/crew read-through on Saturday beginning at 11am.
  5. Jostens will be here on Monday to speak with the Senior and Sophomore classes.  Seniors will meet in the Chapel immediately after announcements on Monday to go over Senior Graduation orders; then the Sophomore class will meet in the Chapel during break to discuss class rings.  
  6. If you are interested in a possible Washington D.C. March for Life trip in January, sign up in the school office and then attend an important informational meeting on Monday during break in the Biology room.  IF you are a Sophomore signed up for the trip, you will attend the Jostens class ring presentation and then need to speak with Mrs. Hennig individually at another time.
  7. Routt’s Homecoming Dance is Saturday from 8-11pm; no one will be admitted after 8:30pm.  ALL LuHi students and their guests must have a completed, signed guest permission form and a purchased ticket.   Tickets will be on sale tomorrow and Friday in the school office for $10 each. Anyone without a completed guest permission slip AND a purchased ticket will not be admitted to the dance. 
  8. Spirit Week continues!  Congratulations to Josie Brunner who correctly answered yesterday’s Trivia Question earning the Sophomore class 10 points. As of the end of the day yesterday, the class standings are as follows: Seniors are in 1st place with 291 points, Freshmen in 2nd with 228 points, Juniors in 3rd with 208 points, and Sophomores in 4th with 146 points.  Keep up that School Spirit, classes!!

Volleyball Update:

The girls traveled to Carlinville for a non-conference game. Both teams battled hard and gave fans their money’s worth!  The JV team took Carlinville to 3 and battled back in game 3 for an exciting win. The varsity girls also went 3, but Carlinville was able to maintain the lead in game 3, and take the win from the Saders.  The team was led by Makenna C. with 10 kills and Erin B. with 9 kills. The defense was led with 12 digs by Kaleigh B.  

Tonight’s Activities:

Soccer - Crusader Classic - 4:00pm vs. Calvary.  This is a BIG GAME, so come support and cheer on our team! 

Fall Play auditions - today and tomorrow from 4-7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  Bring your completed packet with you. You may leave after your audition.  

Spirit Week Trivia Question:  Remember, you can only turn in your answers during passing periods and lunch...

Which teacher, past OR present, has taught the longest at LuHi?


7th Hour Announcements

Congratulations to Josie B., the winner of today’s trivia question.  Josie earns the Sophomore class 10 more points!  The answer to today’s question:  LuHi is 40 years old.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Prayer

Bible Verse:  Mark 1:35,  “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Jacob G.

Today’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/nachos with toppings and rice crispy treat, $4

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

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Leadership sponsored Chick-fil-A lunch!  We will take orders on Thursday morning. Cost is $5 for meal and $5 for an additional sandwich. 

  1. The following individuals have been elected as officers of the Spanish NHS...President--Lauren K., Vice President--Emily S., Secretary--Maddie R., Treasurer--Aleah K., and Publicity Chair--Anamarie D.
  2. Fall Play auditions are tomorrow and Thursday from 4-7pm.  Bring your completed packet with you.
  3. There are large bags of kettle popcorn for sale.. $8 for a big bag.   See Mrs McCulley-- all proceeds benefit Crusader Aiders
  4. If you are interested in the Washington D.C. March for Life trip in January, sign up has been extended to Thursday in the school office.  For all those interested in going on the trip, please mark your calendars as there is an important informational meeting on Monday during break in the Biology room.
  5. Reminder...if you plan on attending Routt’s Homecoming Dance on Saturday, YOU MUST have a completed guest permission form signed by your parent/guardian.  Only 9 forms have been returned so far! If you are bringing a guest who is a non-LuHi student, then the form also needs your guest’s information and must also be signed by that student’s principal.  Forms may be picked up in the school office and must be returned to the office by Thursday. Anyone without a completed guest permission slip will not be admitted to the dance. Homecoming Dance tickets go on sale Thursday and Friday in the school office for $10 each.
  6. LLCC visits tomorrow during lunches and McKendree College visits on Thursday.
  7. Honor Card applications are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until 3:05pm tomorrow.
  8. THURSDAY night’s theme for the Volleyball game is CRAZY..... wear your CRUSADER CRAZIE T-shirts...don’t have one??, they are still for sale, see Mrs. McCulley.... crazy socks, pants and hats are also encouraged.  PLEASE come out and support the girls against a big rival and let’s all “MATCH”!!!! 
  9. Spirit Week continues!  Your class earns points when you dress to match the daily theme (and if you are not dressed to the theme, you MUST BE IN DRESS CODE!), through the daily games, answering the daily trivia question first each day, and much more, so be sure to participate this week to help your class earn points. Yesterday’s Trivia Question winner was Coryne Eimer who helped the Junior class earn 10 points!  As of the end of the day yesterday, the class standings are as follows: Seniors are in 1st place with 131 points, Freshmen in 2nd with 115 points, Juniors in 3rd with 88 points, and Sophomores in 4th with 57 points.

Soccer Update:

In the opening game of the Crusader Classic, LuHi took on the Athens Warriors and came away with a well earned 2-0 victory. Duncan S. got the first goal on a beautiful header off a great corner kick by Reese B. Kyle D scored the second goal off an assist from Seth I. Great defense was played by all, Caleb S. was a beast in the air, and Brett D. and Zach F. could be called Wardens as they put their marks on lockdown. Great job, team! We will need even more support as we play our next game of the tournament tomorrow at 4:00 vs. Calvary.  Come out and show your school spirit while you help cheer the boys to victory.

Tonight’s Activities:

Cross Country @ Pittsfield High School - 4:30pm

Volleyball @ Carlinville High School - 6:00pm

Spirit Week Trivia Question:  Remember, you can only turn in your answers during passing periods and lunch...

How old is LuHi?


7th Hour Announcements

Congratulations to today’s Trivia Question winner, Coryne E., who won the Junior Class more points for their class total!  The answer to today's Trivia question is … Mrs. McCulley and Mr. Bulava.  Good job, Coryne!!

Reminder that OS traveling chapel is meeting at 7:30am tomorrow morning.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, September 23, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Prayer

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Delaney S. and Sophomore Aaron S.

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/nachos with toppings and rice crispy treat, $4

Wednesday’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Leadership sponsored Chick-fil-A lunch!  We will take orders on Thursday morning. Cost is $5 for meal and $5 for an additional sandwich. 

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the football team at 2:35.
  2. Freshman Boys who signed up for Spirit Week cheering will meet today after school in the gym.
  3. OS traveling chapel will meet in Mr. Zander’s room tomorrow morning at 7:30am.  Bring your assigned props.
  4. Fall Play auditions are Wednesday and Thursday from 4-7pm.  You only need to come one day and may leave once you have completed your audition.  Be sure to bring your completed packet with you. There is still time to pick up a packet and sign up to audition in Mr. Schorfheide’s music room.
  5. IT’S SPIRIT WEEK!!!!!  Classes are now competing for points to see which class has the most school spirit.  Daily schedules, dress up days, and activities are posted on the window by the school office door, on the TV screens in the Learning Commons, and in the Daily Shield online under “Publications”.  Lunches for Monday and Friday will be during your 6th Hour class, so after 5th hour, the following classes go to lunch:  Mrs. Armbrust’s IPS class, Mr. Bulava’s Study Hall, Mrs. Henry’s Drawing class, and Mrs. Hennig’s Advance Bio.  Everyone else goes to their classroom and then eats lunch after their 6th hour class.  For the end of day assembly: after 8th hour, we will go straight to the gym for the scavenger hunt. Students are to sit with their class.  This will be followed immediately by the powder puff football games.
  6. The Homecoming Dance at Routt Catholic in Jacksonville is Saturday.  We found out on Friday that ALL students, including LuHi students, must have a guest permission form completed and signed by their parents/guardians.  If the guest is a non-LuHi student, then the form also needs to be signed by that student’s principal. Forms may be picked up in the school office and must be returned to the school office by Thursday.  Homecoming Dance tickets will go on sale Thursday and Friday in the school office. They are $10 each.
  7. There is a Fall Play parent/student meeting on Saturday from 11am-Noon and then a student read-through from Noon to 3pm.
  8. LLCC will be visiting on Wednesday and McKendree College on Thursday.
  9. Honor Card applications are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until Wednesday at 3:05pm.

Soccer Update:

LuHi traveled to Raymond and came away with a hard fought 4-3 victory. This win clinched an undefeated conference championship for the team. Well done, boys! Landon Williams opened the scoring just 9:04 into the game. Duncan S. scored the next 3 goals to finish with a hat trick. Reese B. had a hat trick with 3 assists and Seth I. contributed the other assist. Adam A. was superb in goal and Jon A. anchored a bend but don't break defense to help preserve the win.

Volleyball Update:

The volleyball team traveled to Mt. Pulaski for a very tough tourney.  They went 1-4, but played very competitively against Macomb and Hartem.  They beat Liberty to finish out the tournament. The highlight of the weekend is that they WON the banner contest, a fun team bonding skit contest.  It has taken 13 years...but we came out on top with a fun memory we will never forget! 

Tonight’s Activities:

Soccer - Crusader Classic - games at 4 & 5:15pm.  

Community Events:

Lincoln Library is sponsoring two historical talks: 1.) Dating Old Photos by Clothing on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 3-4pm; and 2.) Route 36 Book Talk on Monday, Oct. 14 at 6:00pm.

Spirit Week Trivia Question:  Remember, you can only turn in your answers during passing periods and lunch...

Two of LuHi’s teachers graduated at the turn of the 21st century but from different Lutheran Schools in Illinois. Who are they?  You must get BOTH names correct to get the points!


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, September 20, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Gentleness

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 16:24,  “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bone.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Ben S.

               and on Sunday to:  Freshmen Max C. and Ethan T.

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/nachos with toppings and rice crispy treat, $4

  1. Students in 3rd hour study hall will report to Mr. Zander’s classroom today.
  2. Leadership Teams will meet in your assigned classrooms.
  3. Freshman Boys:  If you are interested in cheering for spirit week, see Mrs McCulley today.  We will be meeting on Monday after school in the gym.
  4. Today’s the day!!!  The last day to reserve your seats for next Friday’s Trivia Night.  Join the fun and fellowship while helping the school’s bus fund! Seats are only $15 each.  See Mrs. Haynes to sign up.
  5. Senior girls overnight is tomorrow! Confirm your attendance with Ms. Ericson today before you leave school. 
  6. Fall Play auditions are Wednesday and Thursday from 4-7pm.  You only need to come one day and may leave once you have completed your audition.  Be sure to bring your completed audition packet to the audition. If you were unable to make Wednesday’s meeting, you may pick up an audition packet and sign up to audition in Mr. Schorfheide’s music room.
  7. SPIRIT WEEK daily schedules, dress up days, and activities are posted on the window by the school office door, on the TV screens in the Learning Commons, and in the prior Daily Shields online.  Reminder that all clothing must be school-appropriate and follow the spirit of the dress code!

Reminder regarding the Daily Trivia Question Rules:  A trivia question will be read during the morning announcements each day during Spirit Week. Students have until the end of lunches to answer the question. Each student may only attempt one answer; the first student of any class to get it right wins points for their class; HOWEVER, students may ONLY come to the school office to give answers during passing periods or at lunch (study hall is a class!!). Teachers should not let students out of class to answer questions, and those that come while in class, their answers will be discarded. The winning student and answer will be announced during 7th period announcements.

Soccer Update:

The Crusaders took on the Lincoln Railers in soccer action last evening. Lincoln was able to emancipate 2 goals from LuHi’s oppressive defense sending the score to 2-0.  Duncan S. answered scoring off a great assist from Reese B. Although the Crusaders dominated play, they could not find the equalizer leaving Lincoln with the 2-1 victory.

Tonight’s Activities:

Varsity Volleyball at Mt. Pulaski’s Fall Festival.  First game is tonight at 5:00pm.

Soccer vs. Lincolnwood at Terry Todt Field at Raymond Park in Raymond IL - 5:30pm

Football @ Camp Point Central HS - 7:00pm

Saturday’s Activities:

Girls JV Volleyball Crusader Classic - 9am

Varsity Volleyball at Mt. Pulaski’s Fall Festival - 9am

Senior Girls overnight - meet at OS at 5:15pm for church service

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Emili P. in Physics for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership, and academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.  Also for an excellent physics lab report.

Junior Kylie G. in Piano Lab for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership, and academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test; and consistent positive attitude.

Sophomore Sean M. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership,  and improving so much in volleyball.

Sophomore Austin E. in Trigonometry for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

Also nominated were:  Satchian F. and Evan H.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Elijah K. in cross country.  He ran a very courageous race at Quincy in the heat and on a hilly unfamiliar course.  He is always grateful for the little blessings around him.

Senior Seth I. in soccer for 1 goal and 4 assists, played multiple positions, and had great positive leadership to help the team go 2-1 this week. 

Freshman Kaliegh B. in volleyball for consistent positive attitude and playing very good ball;  being able to step up and change positions while maintaining composure throughout the past week.   


DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Gentleness

Bible Verse:  Colossians 3:12,  “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

  1. Spanish Honor Society members: please come to the Spanish room sometime today to vote for Spanish Honor Society officers. Gracias.
  2. Speech Team today from 3:10-3:45 in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  3. The seniors who haven’t paid yet for their spirit week t-shirt must pay Mrs. Gilman by 3:05pm TODAY or you will owe $17 tomorrow.  
  4. Trivia Night sign up ends tomorrow.  See Mrs. Haynes to reserve your seats.
  5. Senior girls overnight to decorate for Spirit Week is this Saturday night! Meet at OS at 5:15 for church, then to LuHi to decorate, ends promptly at 7:00am Sunday.  See Ms. Ericson before the end of school tomorrow to confirm your attendance! 
  6. SPIRIT WEEK!!:  Spirit Week is a chance for classes to have friendly competitions throughout the week to earn points.  The class with the most points at the end of the week wins the coveted Clay the Crusader trophy!! Daily schedules, dress up days, and activities are as follows:

Monday   (End of Day Assembly Schedule)/Dress:  Munchkin Land (Dress like a child)/Lunch Game: Twister /Assembly Activity:  PowderPuff Football

Tuesday  (Regular Tuesday Schedule)/Dress:  Over the Rainbow (Seniors - Red, Juniors - Orange, Sophomores - Yellow, Freshmen - Green)/Lunch Game: Cup Flip

Wednesday  (Regular 9am Start)/Dress:  Which Witch is Which? (Twin Day)/Lunch Game: Bottle Flip Challenge

Thursday  (Regular Thursday Schedule)/Dress:  Follow the Yellow Brick Road (Dress in College or Career wear)/Lunch Game: Chubby Bunny

Friday  (Hour long End of Day Assembly Schedule)/Dress:  Spirit Day (Blue and White)/Lunch Game: Pin the Sword on the Crusader/Assembly Activity: Assembly Games & Scavenger Hunt

**All clothing must be school-appropriate and follow the spirit of the dress code!**

Daily Trivia Question Rules:  A trivia question will be read during the morning announcements each day during Spirit Week. Students have until the end of lunches to answer the question. Each student may only attempt one answer; the first student of any class to get it right wins points for their class; HOWEVER, students may ONLY come to the school office to give answers during passing periods or at lunch (study hall is a class!!). Teachers should not let students out of class to answer questions, and those that come while in class, their answers will not count. The winning student and answer will be announced during 7th period announcements.

Tonight’s Activities:

College Financial Aid presentation - 6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center

Soccer @ Home vs. Lincoln Community - 4:30pm


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Gentleness

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 15:1,  “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Erin B.

  1. Missouri State visits during lunch today.
  2. Open Speech Team practices today and tomorrow from 3:10-3:45.
  3. All Student Council members will meet in Mr. Bulava's classroom after school.
  4. Theater meeting this afternoon from 4-6pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.
  5. On Thursday, the Guidance department is hosting a College Financial Aid presentation by the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling at 6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  There will be a follow up session covering the FAFSA on Oct. 9.
  6. Sign up by THIS Friday for Trivia Night.  Proceeds benefit the bus fund.
  7. A reminder for the senior girls: the homecoming decorating overnight is this Saturday! We will meet at Our Savior at 5:15 for Saturday night church before coming back to school to decorate. Everyone is the leave the building by 7:00am Sunday morning.  Please see Ms. Ericson before the end of the school day on Friday to confirm your attendance! Please come if you are able! It's going to be a fun night! 
  8. The OS Traveling Chapel members will meet in Mr. Zander’s room Tuesday morning at 7:30am.
  9. Ask your parents to see the Ledger for the Spirit Week schedule, events, and dress up days.  There is also a printout on the window by the office door and will be in the announcements starting tomorrow.
  10. Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the Sophomore class:  Secretary Caleb S. and President Alex H.

Soccer Update:

The LuHi Crusaders and Calvary Saints took to the pitch to play the Holy War Soccer style. The Crusaders took the lead and never looked back for a 4-1 victory.  Reese B. was unstoppable on offense with 3 goals and an assist. Duncan S. scored the other goal and Adam A. and J.T. W. each dished out an assist. Well done, boys!

Volleyball Update:

The Crusaders traveled to Auburn for a non-conference match-up.  Auburn started off in control, feeding off their student section.  They started with a 13-3 lead, but that didn’t stop our girls. The LuHi Crusaders continued to show composure and fight.  The girls clawed their way back and gained control of game 1 and never looked back. The girls won 25-22, 26-24. The team was led in kills by Erin B. with 10 and Paige B. with 5.  The team improves to 10-2 on the season and looks toward a very tough Mt. Pulaski tourney this weekend to test their abilities. 

Tonight’s Activities:

Crusader Aiders meeting - 6:00pm in the cafeteria.

Service Hour Opportunities...Please note that both take prior arrangements to volunteer.

  1. Trinity’s Fall Festival...October 11 & 12...visit trinity-lutheran.com/carnival for more information and to sign. 
  2. Illinois Senior Olympics...this weekend…sign up at ilseniorolympics.org.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Gentleness

Bible Verse:  Philippians 4:5,  “Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Pasta Alfredo, Salad, Garlic Bread, and Chocolate Cake, $4

Lunch Servers:  1st Lunch - Grace and Mika; 2nd Lunch - Patrick V & Zach F 

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Hannah G.

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the cross country team at 12:45pm today.
  2. Speech Team will NOT have practice this afternoon.  We will have open practices on Wednesday and Thursday from 3:10-3:45- this week only.
  3. Missouri State visits during lunch tomorrow.
  4. Theater meeting tomorrow from 4-6pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  Please come to see how you may help contribute to the Fall play!
  5. Please tell your parents …. Crusader Aiders is meeting tomorrow night at 6:00pm in the cafeteria.
  6. Trivia Night is next Friday, Sept. 27th.  Please contact Mrs. Haynes by THIS Friday to reserve your seats!

Soccer Update:

The Crusaders traveled to Taylorville yesterday to play the Tornadoes. The Crusaders got off to a strong start and never looked back winning the game 6-1. Duncan S. and Reese B. had 2 goals each.  Seth I. scored a goal and 4 assists, while Landon W. chipped in with a goal and 2 assists. Zach F. also had an assist. Great job boys. We need a big crowd today as we face the Calvary Saints. The first 150 students to show up and support our team will get in free! Let’s have a large, positive cheer section for the boys today! Game time is 4:30.

Tonight’s Activities:

Cross Country @ Quincy - 4:00pm

Soccer @ HOME vs. Calvary - 4:30pm - first 150 students in the gate enter FREE!!!

Volleyball @ Auburn - 6:00pm - It’s a BLACK OUT!

Service Hour Opportunity:

Trinity’s Fall Festival dates have changed to October 11 & 12.  They still need lots of volunteers to help set-up, tear-down, and man carnival games.  Visit trinity-lutheran.com/carnival for more information and to sign up to help.


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, September 16, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Gentleness

Bible Verse:  Galatians 5:22-23,  “The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.  Against such things there is no law.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option will be:  Pasta Alfredo, Salad, Garlic Bread, and Chocolate Cake, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the football team at 3:00pm.  Players, head straight to the bus as it will leave immediately.  And dismiss the soccer team at 2:20.
  2. Class meetings today at break:  Freshmen will meet in the gym; Sophomores in Romans; Juniors in the music room; and Seniors in Mrs. Devine’s classroom.
  3. Senior t-shirt money ($12) is due today to Emily Stoeckel today.
  4. Western Illinois University visits today during lunch; Missouri State visits on Wednesday.
  5. Sign up TODAY in the school office if you are interested in learning more about the trip to Washington DC to attend the March for Life.
  6. Today is the last day to sign up for praise band. Please see Mr. Zander if you are interested because we want to meet as a group sometime later this week. 
  7. Theater meeting on Wednesday from 4-6pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  Please come to see how you may contribute to the Fall play!
  8. Trivia Night is next Friday, Sept. 27th.  Please contact Mrs. Haynes by Friday, Sept. 20th to reserve your seats!

Tonight’s Activities:

Soccer at Taylorville  - 4:30pm

Board of Directors’ meeting - 7pm

Service Hour Opportunity:

Just a reminder that the IL Senior Olympics is looking for volunteers this weekend.   Sign up online at ilseniorolympics.org or pick up a form in the school office.

Employment Opportunity:

Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N Bake Pizza (both Chatham Rd and Sangamon Ave locations) are hiring Night Shift Crew Members.   Apply online at papamurphyscareers.com.