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

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Promise

Bible Verse:  Jeremiah 29:11:  “‘For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Josie B.

  1. Student Council meets after school today in Mr. Bulava’s room.
  2. Senior Athlete announcement….there was a problem with the Senior athlete pictures that were done in September.  Therefore, LifeTouch is having to redo the pictures.  Senior Athlete pictures will be taken, again, NEXT Thursday, December 9th at 8:00am.  Please wear jeans, sneakers, and your favorite LuHi shirt.  If you have late arrival, please make a note in your calendar to be here by 8:00am.  
  3. Lutheran High School will hold its annual Poetry Out Loud Competition on Thursday, January 20th. This poetry recitation competition will be held in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center, beginning at 6:30pm.  All LuHi students are eligible to participate in this school-wide competition.  Submission forms are located outside of Mark (Mrs. Quigg’s classroom) and are due by Monday, January 17th.  Please contact Mrs. Quigg with questions or for more information.
  4. Those interested in being on the Track & Field team this spring need to sign up on the bulletin board outside the Biology room by Friday.  If you have questions, see Mrs. Hennig or Mr. Ennis.
  5. Baseball parent/student meeting tomorrow at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria. 
  6. The Christmas Dance will be held on December 18th from 8-11pm; the cost is $25 per ticket.  Tickets are NOW available for purchase in the school office.  The deadline to purchase tickets is Dec. 14th.  The deadline for guest permission forms is Dec. 15th.  The theme for this year’s dance is An Old Fashioned Christmas.

Boys Basketball Update:

The JV boys came away with a win last evening against Hartsburg-Emden.  Congrats, team!

In Varsity action, the Crusaders had a total of 42 hustle plays, as they took the win as well.  Wes led the way with 14 rebounds, 12 points and 5 hustle plays. Grant also had a solid night with 5 steals, 4 deflections, and 6 points. 

 Girls Basketball Update:

The defense set the tone early and gave the Lady Crusaders a 19-7 lead at the end of the 1st quarter. They never let up and extended the lead to finish the game with a final score of 57-16 against Mt. Olive for a conference win.


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Promise

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Jennifer P.

  1. The accolades are coming in for the end of the volleyball season.  Three LuHi girls were named to the Top 24 All Area Athletes and are up for the Player of the Year award.  Congrats to Makenna C., Kaleigh B., and Caleina H..  (There was an SJ-R article on Wednesday or Thursday of last week!!)   Also, congrats to Makenna C. and Kaleigh B. for making the ILVBPREP All-State Team.  What an amazing accomplishment!!! 
  2. If you are interested in being on the Track & Field team this spring, please sign up on the bulletin board outside the Biology room this week!  If you have questions, please see Mrs. Hennig or Mr. Ennis.
  3. There will be a Baseball parent/student meeting on Thursday at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria.  
  4. Remember to pick up a guest permission form in the school office if you will be inviting someone to the  Christmas Dance.  Properly completed guest forms are due in the office no later than Wednesday, Dec. 15th.  The Christmas Dance will be held on December 18th from 8-11pm; the cost is $25 per ticket.  We will make an announcement when the tickets are available for purchase.  The theme for this year’s dance is An Old Fashioned Christmas.
  5. Spring musical auditions are next Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:30 and callbacks (if needed) will be on Friday from 3:30-4:30. Sign up for an audition date outside of Mr. Zander's classroom. Also see Mr. Zander if you are interested in pre-audition materials. 

Basketball Update:

The Lady Crusaders played a tough game against South County. They are continuing to improve with the new offensive and defensive schemes. Leading scorers for the Crusaders were Makenna C. with 14 and Bianca A. with 10.

 Tonight’s Activities:

Varsity ONLY Girls Basketball @ Home vs. Mt. Olive - 6:00pm

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Hartsburg Jr/Sr High - 6/7:30pm

 Community News:

ImpactLife, the former Central Illinois Blood Center, has a high school donor award program.  High school students can change the world, earn volunteer hours, and boost future college, scholarship and career applications. And, students who complete the award program will earn community recognition, a certificate, and a red cord to wear at graduation!  Visit bloodcenter.org/award to find out more.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, November 29, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Promise

Bible Verse:  Isaiah 43:2:  “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you; when you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”

Happy Birthday today to: Freshman Dalton B.

  1. There will be a Baseball parent/student meeting on Thursday at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria.  
  2. It is our intent for Student Council to once again host our formal Christmas Dance on December 18th.  That means that outside guests will be allowed ONLY AFTER you provide a properly signed permission slip for your guest.  Permission forms are available in the school office.  Masking requirements will be enforced.  However, as we saw before break, COVID can appear without warning and the administration will act as necessary for the good of the health of Lutheran High School (especially with finals the week after the dance).  More information will be given in future announcements and in the Ledger.
  3. Auditions for the LuHi spring musical "Charlotte's Web" are next Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:30, and callbacks (if needed) will be on Friday from 3:30-4:30. You may sign up for an audition date outside of Mr. Zander's classroom. If you are interested in pre-audition materials to help you prepare, please see Mr. Zander. 
  4. Crusader Aider wreath order pick-up is TODAY from 3-6pm in the LuHi garage...off the WEST parking lot.

Basketball Updates:

Here is the update on the final 2 games of the boys basketball New Berlin Turkey Tourney.  Friday, the team had most of its players back and capitalized by taking a lead of 10. Although the boys played as a team, they struggled in the second half. Lincolnwood took advantage, winning the game.

 Saturday, the team played South County. With an aggressive start, LuHi again ran the lead up by 10. Struggling in  the last 3 minutes of the first half, the team fell by 6 going into the locker room. At one point, South County had a 12-point lead, but by the end of the third quarter, we had whittled it down to 8.  Calling on teamwork and the effort put in at practices, LuHi outscored South County 20 to 8 in the fourth quarter for a good team win.

Tonight’s Activity:

V/JV Girls Basketball @ Waverly - 6:00pm Varsity/7:30pm JV


7th Hour Announcements

-It is our intent for Student Council to once again host our formal Christmas Dance on December 18th. That means that outside guests will be allowed ONLY AFTER you provide a properly signed permission slip for your guest. Permission forms are available in the school office. Masking requirements will be enforced. However, as we saw this weekend, COVID can appear without warning and the administration will act as necessary for the good of the health of Lutheran High School (especially with finals the next week).

-We pray a safe and blessed Thanksgiving to you and your families!

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Thankfulness

Bible Verse:  Hebrews 12:28:  “...since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe....”

Happy Birthday on Friday to:  Junior Hannah S.

  1. At the end of 3rd hour, all members of the Fall Play are to come to the Chapel, either with your class if it’s your Chapel day or be dismissed from class.  If your class does not attend Chapel today, please sit in the chairs along the back wall.
  2. Lost and Found is on the table outside the school offices until the end of the school day today.  Come see if we found something that you lost.  All unclaimed items as of 3:15pm will be donated.
  3. There will be a Baseball parent/student meeting on Thursday, December 2nd at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria.  If this pertains to you, please mark your calendars and notify your parent/guardian of the meeting.
  4. There is no school tomorrow through Friday.  We will see you on Monday.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break with your families.

Basketball Updates:

The Lady Crusaders are 2-1 in the Waverly Thanksgiving Tournament. They had a tough loss on Friday, but have bounced back with 2 wins on Saturday and Monday to play for 3rd place Wednesday evening.

 The Boys Basketball team had a challenge ahead of them last night, playing New Berlin short-handed.  The boys fought hard and played as a team.  Although the team lost to New Berlin, Coach couldn't be prouder of the effort.

 Tonight’s Activity:

Boys Varsity Basketball at New Berlin Turkey Tourney vs. Routt - 6:30pm

 Wednesday’s Activity:

Girls Basketball at the Waverly Turkey Tourney vs. South Fork - 5:00pm

 Friday’s Activity:

Boys Varsity Basketball at New Berlin Turkey Tourney vs. Lincolnwood/Morrisonville - 3:00pm

 Saturday’s Activity:

Boys Varsity Basketball at New Berlin Turkey Tourney vs. New Berlin - TBD


7th Hour Announcements

-StuCo members are to meet in Mr. Bulava’s room after school today.

-Tomorrow is an NHS break the dress code day for $1. Proceeds benefit the St. John’s Breadline.

Tonight’s Activities:

-Girls Basketball at Waverly Turkey Tourney vs. North Greene- 7:30pm

-Boys Varsity Basketball at New Berlin Turkey Tourney vs. New Berlin - 7:30pm

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, November 22, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Thankfulness

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Congratulations to our newest NHS inductees - Bianca A. Kaleigh B., Madelyn C., Makenna C., Evan H., Elijah K., Anna S., Hannah S., and Alaina S. - and thank you to Mrs. Quigg for your leadership and presenting such a thoughtful ceremony and reception.
  2. Also, congratulations and thank you to our cast, crew, techs, and directors for two wonderful performances of One Stoplight Town.  Your hard work and dedication shined this past weekend.
  3. Prom committee meets today during break in Ms. Ericson’s room.
  4. Student Council is meeting after school today to clear out and inventory our room in the garage. Please report to Mr. Bulava's room by 3:10, if we are not there, head to the first garage south of the gym.
  5. Tuesday is another NHS break the dress code day for $1.  Proceeds from both of November’s NHS break the dress code days benefit the St. John’s Breadline.
  6. Lost and Found is on the table outside the school offices until the end of the school day tomorrow.  Come see if we found something that you lost.  All unclaimed items as of 3:15pm tomorrow will be donated.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, November 19, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Praise

Bible Verse:  Psalm 119:7:  “I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.”

Happy Birthday tomorrow to:  Junior Maddie C.

  1. Please welcome Lynsey W. shadowing today with Maddy P.
  2. Noon today is the deadline to reserve your seats for One Stoplight Town.   Student tickets are $5.  NO ticket sales at the door.   Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.
  3. Prom committee will meet on Monday during break in Ms. Ericson’s room.
  4. Tuesday is another NHS break the dress code day for $1.

 Basketball Update:

Despite the loss, the JV girls fought hard in their game last night.  They worked on implementing the new plays they learned in practice this week.  I am excited to see the growth of the team and each player.  Go SADERS!

 Tonight’s Activities:

Girls Basketball vs. Carrollton St. John’s @ Waverly Turkey Tourney - 6pm

Fall play performance - 7pm

 Saturday’s Activities:

Girls Basketball vs. North Mac @ Waverly Turkey Tourney - 1:30pm

Fall play performance - 3pm

 Sunday’s Activity:

NHS Fall Induction Ceremony in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center - 1:30pm

 This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

Abigail B. and Brett W. for organizing the swim & dive off this past weekend.  They raised a lot of money for a very worthy cause.  Also to the volleyball team for singing the National Anthem at the event.

 This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Abigail B. and the Varsity Volleyball team for making it to and participating in their respective IHSA State competitions.


7th Hour Announcements

-NHS-hosted $1 break the dress code day tomorrow

-Remember to reserve your play tickets for this weekend's performances!!

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Praise

Bible Verse:  Psalm 71:8:  “My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Tomorrow is an NHS $1 break the dress code day! Same rules as always.  ASK if you have questions.
  2. Reserve your seats TODAY for Friday’s 7pm or Saturday’s 3pm performance of One Stoplight Town.   Student tickets are $5.  All seats MUST be reserved in advance.  Doors open 30 minutes before the performance.
  3. The NHS Fall Induction Ceremony is Sunday at 1:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.

Tonight’s activities:

The final tech week rehearsal - 4-8pm

Girls Basketball @ Home vs. Williamsville - 6pm


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Praise

Bible Verse:  Psalm 145:3:  “Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Cross Country runners, turn in your CLEAN uniforms after school in Mr. Klug’s room.
  2. Student Council meets after school in Mr. Bulava’s room.
  3. Winter sports pictures after school in the gym.
  4. Be sure to reserve your seats for the Fall Play BEFORE Friday.  Performances are: Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 3pm.  Student tickets are $5.  Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.
  5. NHS is hosting a $1 break the dress code day this Friday.
  6. The NHS Fall Induction Ceremony will take place on Sunday at 1:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.
  7. There are some extra state volleyball t-shirts and hoodies available for sale in the school office.  The t-shirts are $10 and the hoodies are $22.  Smalls and mediums only.

 Tonight’s activities:

Crusader Aider meeting in the cafeteria - 6pm

Sports Rules meeting in the gym - 7pm


7th Hour Announcements

-Makenna C. is up for SJ-R Player of the Week for the last week of the season!!! Please vote!!! Once per day, per device through Friday!

-Team Leader meeting tomorrow morning at 8:15 in Mr. Klug’s room.

-UNIFORM Reminder: Sports pictures are tomorrow after school AND Cross Country is to turn theirs in.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Praise

Bible Verse:  Acts 16:25:  “About midnight, Paul & Silas were praying and singing hymns to God and the other prisoners were listening to them.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. ALL team leaders will meet tomorrow morning at 8:15am in Mr. Klug’s classroom.
  2. Student Council will meet tomorrow after school in Mr. Bulava’s room.
  3. Cross Country runners, turn in your CLEAN uniforms tomorrow after school in Mr. Klug’s room.
  4. Winter sports pictures are tomorrow after school.  Be sure to bring your uniform and proper shoes for the pictures.
  5. The Winter Sports Rules meeting is tomorrow at 7pm in the gym, following the Crusader Aider meeting at 6pm in the Cafeteria.
  6. The Fall Play is this weekend: Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 3pm.  All ticket purchases must be made in advance.  Seating is limited and arranged in family “pods” to allow for distancing.  There will be individual seating available for students and faculty/staff not attending with their family. Come to the school office, call, or email to reserve your seats before Friday.  Cast and crew members need to come in ASAP to get your tickets reserved.  All reservations are first come, first served.
  7. Thanks to Mrs. Bulava and the Swim/Dive team for the wonderful cookies you will be able to pick up at lunch!

Girls Basketball Update:

The team started a little slow until Kaley O. knocked down some key shots which allowed us to tie up the game. The Lady Crusader’s defense kicked in during the second quarter and helped secure a 47-29 win. Makenna C led the way with 21 and Bianca A. added another 7.  Good job, Lady Saders!


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, November 15, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Praise

Bible Verse:  Psalm 150:6:  “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.  Praise the Lord.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Thank you to everyone who made this past weekend possible...the players and diver, coaches, parents/guardians, alumni, faculty and staff, bus drivers, and our awesome Crusader Crazies; and a special thank you to Mr. Cook for organizing and running Saturday’s bonfire.
  2. Congratulations to Abigail B. and Brett W. on yesterday’s Swim/Dive Exhibition benefiting the Luekemia and Lymphoma Society.  You organized and put on a fun and very worthwhile event.  Thank you to all who came out to support them, and special thanks to our LuHi volleyball team for singing the National Anthem to start the event!
  3. If you brought in food for the NHS food drive, make sure it’s labeled and take it to Mrs. Quigg’s room before 3rd hour today for counting.
  4. NHS meets today at break in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom to box up the non-perishable food for pick up by St. John’s Breadline this afternoon.
  5. The rescheduled Winter Sports Rules meeting is this Wednesday at 7pm in the gym.  This follows the Crusader Aider meeting at 6pm in the Cafeteria.
  6. Winter Sports Pictures are also Wednesday after school.  Be sure to bring your uniform, proper shoes, and any other equipment you need for the pictures.
  7. It’s Tech Week for the fall play!  Performances are this weekend: Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 3pm.  All ticket purchases must be made in advance.  Seating is limited again and arranged in family “pods” to allow for distancing.  Come to the school office, call, or email to reserve your seats before Friday.
  8. Cross Country runners, turn in your CLEAN uniforms on Wednesday after school in Mr. Klug’s room.

Diving Update:

In a competitive field of 48 divers from division 1A to 4A, Abigail B. stayed in the fray.  Her first dive pulled 7's from the 7-judge panel.  She finished 1 spot above her seed position at 46th.  She was complemented by multiple coaches on her great attitude and friendliness to the other divers.

Volleyball Update:

Congratulations to the Lutheran High Girls Volleyball team for finishing 4th out of 229 teams in the state of Illinois.  The experience was incredible and the girls/team made memories that will last a lifetime.  Thank you to our incredible sea of blue in the stands in Redbird Arena!!!  We are blessed! 

Today's Activity:

Girls BB @ home vs. Illini Central - 6:00pm


7th Hour Announcements

-The NHS Food Drive has been extended to Monday, so you have another weekend to purchase non-perishable foods to add to your class total. Remember, there is a stuffed turkey and a FREE dress down day up for grabs!!! Make sure to mark your graduation year on the items you bring in!!! Current totals as of 1:00pm today are:

     Freshmen - 267

     Sophomores - 179

     Juniors - 143

     Seniors - 156

     “Senior Seniors” – 42

The Freshmen are currently in the lead! The total is 787.

-If you haven’t picked up the State volleyball t-shirt that you ordered, please do so in the school office before the end of the day today. Payment must be made at the time you pick up your shirt. For anyone who didn’t order a shirt and wants one, there will be some parents selling them at the game tomorrow and Saturday until they run out. If there are any shirts left after Saturday, they will be for sale in the school office on Monday.

-No school tomorrow. The fan bus leaves promptly at 8:30 from the WEST lot, but be here no later than 8:15 to get checked in and seated. You must show your entry ticket to get on the bus. Have your parent/guardian watch for the email tomorrow afternoon with the link to Saturday’s tickets and the bus departure time.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Patience

Bible Verse:  1 Corinthians 13:4:  “Love is patient and kind, it is not jealous or conceited or proud, it is not arrogant.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Keep bringing in non-perishable food items labeled with your year of graduation to Mrs. Quigg’s room for counting.  Since we have no school on Friday to cheer on our Lady Crusaders at STATE, the food drive has been extended to Monday at NOON.
  2. Honor Card applications due to Mr. Klug’s mailbox by 3:10pm today.
  3. NHS meets Monday at break in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  Members will be boxing up the canned goods and preparing them for transport. We plan to give a final (almost final) count. The final deadline is Noon on Monday.  The St. John's Breadline truck is scheduled to arrive at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 15th.
  4. Those signed up for tomorrow’s fan van…..the bus will start loading in the west lot at 8:15am and will leave promptly at 8:30am.  You MUST show proof of your pre-paid game ticket.  If you ride the bus to the game, you MUST ride the bus back to LuHi.  The bus will not stop for food, but concessions are available at the arena.  Plan accordingly.  And, NO FOOD OR DRINKS, OTHER THAN WATER, WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE BUS!  The theme for the game is BLUE and WHITE!!!!  Let’s get crazy, LuHi!
  5. Saturday’s volleyball ticket link and bus loading/departure times will be emailed home Friday afternoon, once we know the game time.
  6. If you ordered a state volleyball t-shirt and didn’t pick it up yesterday, please come to the office.

Saturday’s Activities:

State continues for Abigail and the Volleyball team

Tech Week begins for the Fall Play - 1-5pm

Celebratory bonfire -2:30-5:30pm at the gravel lot by the softball field.  Light, pre-packaged snacks will be available for LuHi students.

Sunday’s Activity:  

Our very own LuHi Swim and Dive Team is hosting a memorial Swim & Dive Off at Eisenhower’s Indoor Pool.  Start time is 4:15pm, doors open at 4:00.  Please come out and support them in their efforts.  All money raised goes directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Elly C. in AP Lit for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership and consistent positive attitude.

Junior Hannah S. in Chemistry for consistent positive attitude, excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test - A 100% on a chemistry test!!!

Junior Brett W. in Novels for consistent positive attitude and ALWAYS having something to contribute to class discussions and activities.

Junior Kohl M. in Religion for consistent positive attitude and major improvement in attitude and/or academics.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

The Varsity Volleyball team and Abigail B. for all of the hard work they all put into making it to STATE!!!

A Short History of Veterans’ Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919; however, fighting actually ceased seven months earlier when an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”  In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"  (U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, 2015)  Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. (History.com, 2009)

7th Hour Announcements

Teachers: The band members are to be released 15 minutes early from 8th to prepare for the assembly and the Junior Volleyball players need to be released 5 minutes early. We will do PA announcements for these dismissals.

Here is the NHS Canned Food update as of 1:00pm today:

  Freshmen – 182

  Sophomores – 68

  Juniors – 101

  Seniors – 121

  And the “senior seniors” – 35

This gives us a total of 507 items, so we are halfway there. With Friday off, the food drive has been extended until NOON on Monday. Keep donating LuHi!

Abigail and Makenna are in the running for the State Journal Register’s Athlete of the Week; and Makenna is also in the running for Channel 1450 PrimeTime Performer. Vote for both through Friday!

We wish Abigail and the Varsity Volleyball team and its coaches well in their State appearances. We pray for safe travels and awesome dives, digs, and volleys for all.

And remember, we DO have school tomorrow.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Patience

Bible Verse:  Romans 12:12:  “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Greenlee D.

  1. 6-8th hours will be shortened today for the 15 minute assembly at the end of the day in the gym.  You will be sitting in the same class arrangement.
  2. Keep bringing in non-perishable food items labeled with your year of graduation to Mrs. Quigg’s room for counting. The winning class gets to sign and claim the stuffed turkey and also gets a free break the dress code day.
  3. The Winter Sports Rules meeting date and time have been rescheduled to NEXT Wednesday, November 17th at 7:00pm in the gym.
  4. We are IN SCHOOL on Thursday - regular school hours.
  5. Honor Card applications accepted in Mr. Klug’s mailbox until 3:10pm tomorrow.

7th Hour Announcements

There will be a Spiritual Life meeting tomorrow morning at 8:15am in Mr. Zander’s room. All members must attend.

Honor Card applications are now being accepted in Mr. Klug’s mailbox until 3:10pm tomorrow.

There will be NO StuCo meeting after school tomorrow.

The NHS Food Drive Update as of 1:00pm today:

-Freshmen have 27 items

-Sophomores 31

-Juniors – 56

-Seniors have 69 items

Keep up the good work. Our school goal is 1,000 items!

At last night’s meeting, the LuHi Board of Directors decided to honor the tradition of giving the school the day off on a State competition day in which a LuHi team is involved. Thank you, Board! So, there will be NO school this Friday! We want to encourage our Crusader Crazies to come support our girls going to State.

With that said, we are taking Fan Vans to the Volleyball games both Friday and Saturday. To ride, you MUST show proof of event ticket purchase. The links to both the Diving and the Volleyball State events were emailed home yesterday. Please be aware that separate ticket purchases are necessary for the Friday and Saturday events. We also emailed home the general IHSA State event site for you to order your ticket for Saturday’s events as we will NOT be emailing the specific links for those events since we will not be in school on Friday to do so.

We will be having a short 15-minute assembly at the end of the school day on Wednesday so that we may again celebrate the accomplishments of Abigail and the Volleyball team as a LuHi family. The 6th-8th hour classes will be shortened by 5 minutes each to account for the time.

Let’s cheer on all of our State-bound Crusaders!!!

Daily Shield

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Word of the Week: Patience

Today’s Bible Verse: Proverbs 15:18: “Hot tempers cause arguments but patience brings peace.”

Happy Birthday today to: Sophomore Emily F.

  1. Keep bringing in your non-perishable food items for the NHS Food Drive. Remember, our school goal is 1, 000 items for the St. John’s Breadline.
  2. NOON today is the deadline to sign up for the Fan Vans. We need to get a count of who wants a ride to the volleyball games. There are separate sheets for Friday and Saturday. You are welcome to sign up for one or both.
  3. Tonight is Parent/Teacher Conferences from 5-7pm. Teachers will be in both the Cafeteria and Chapel to allow for distancing.
  4. Due to the Athletic Director heading to State with her volleyball team, the Winter Sports Rules meeting date and time has been changed to NEXT Wednesday, Nov. 17th at 7:00pm in the gym. The time adjustment is to allow for the previously scheduled Crusader Aider meeting at 6pm.
  5. We are IN SCHOOL on Thursday with regular school hours.

7th Hour Announcements

There is NO scholastic bowl practice this afternoon. Next practice is Wednesday after school.

Here are the current NHS Food Drive standings:

Freshman with 12 items, Sophomores with 19, Juniors with 39, and Seniors in the lead with 50 items. Keep collecting. Remember, our school goal is 1,000 items for the St. John’s Breadline!!

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, November 8, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Patience

Bible Verse:  Ecclesiastes 7:8:  “The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Ryan R. and Junior Christian L.

  1. The NHS Canned Food Drive has begun!  Label your non-perishable food items with your year of graduation and drop them off in Mrs. Quigg’s room for counting. The winning class gets to sign and claim the stuffed turkey and also gets a free break the dress code day.
  2. Parent/Teacher Conferences tomorrow from 5-7pm.  
  3. The Winter Sports Rules meeting date and time are being rescheduled to NEXT Wednesday, November 17th at 7:00pm in the gym.
  4. We are IN SCHOOL on Thursday - regular school hours.
  5. Only one of last year’s yearbooks remains - $70 in the school office.

 Service Hour Opportunities:

Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery needs volunteers to help staff its Holiday Store at Fairhills Mall.  The store is open Fridays-Sundays, Nov. 27th - Dec. 19th.  Sign up online at www.miniobeirne.org.  Complete information may be found on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.

Diving Update:

Congratulations to Senior Abigail B. for making it to STATE!! Abigail dives in State competition on Friday and Saturday at the FMC Natatorium outside of Chicago. God's blessings to Abigail on her travels and dives!

Volleyball Update:

The girls are on their way to STATE!  The girls completely dominated in their game on Friday winning the Super Sectional game and punching their ticket to State!!!  10 years to the DAY since last making it to State! 

 The girls won 25-13, 25-11 and played phenomenal.  Thank you to ALL the fans - parents, Crusader Crazies, alumni, and alumni parents who came out to support us.   Go, Saders!

A couple additional announcements for Students, Faculty and Staff:

After the announcements, we will be passing around order sheets for any students or teachers who want to order a short-sleeved State Volleyball T-shirt.  Shirts are $10 each with sizes ranging from  XSmall to 3XL.  If you want a shirt, please indicate your size on the roster next to your name.  ONLY sign up for yourself - no signing up your friends.  Money may be dropped off in the school office or at t-shirt pick up.  All who order must pay for the shirt ordered.

Also, we will again be taking Fan Vans to the games both Friday and Saturday.  You must sign up on one or both sheets in the school office no later than noon tomorrow as we may need to get an additional bus for the trips.

Finally, there will be a special announcement after third hour.  Teachers, please be sure your TV is on before the end of 3rd hour.  Everyone is to stay in your third hour class until dismissed by Mr. Rollins.


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, November 5, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Grace

Bible Verse:  Titus 3:7:  “Because of His grace, He made us right in His sight and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life.’”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. For Leadership time today, everyone is to report to the gym immediately after 3rd hour and sit in your classes in the same locations in the gym as assigned during Spirit Week.
  2. The NHS Canned Food Drive has begun!  Label your non-perishable food items with your year of graduation and drop them off in Mrs. Quigg’s room for counting.  Remember, the goal is to collect 1,000 items for the St. John’s Breadline.  While having fun competing as classes, let’s work together as one LuHi family, following the example of our Lord, to help feed others in need!
  3. Parent/Teacher Conferences on Tuesday from 5-7pm.  
  4. Winter Sports Rules Meeting on Wednesday at 6:30pm in the gym.  
  5. Vote, vote, vote for Caleina H. for PrimeTime Performer at channel1450.com.

Tonight’s Activity

Varsity Volleyball SuperSectionals in Raymond vs. Waterloo Gibault - 7pm  **Sign up in the office until noon today to ride the Fan Vans.  Bring proof of your pre-paid game entry ticket and be on the bus in the WEST lot by 5:30pm.

Service Hour Opportunities:

This is your last chance for easy service hours at this weekend’s elementary State volleyball tournament.  See Mrs. Gilman to sign up.

 This week’s Academic spotlight shines on:

Sophomore Maggie K. in PE for being a superb Ultimate Frisbee catcher!! 

Sophomore Miles K. in Band for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Freshman Kenna M. in Art Fundamentals for consistent positive effort in class or on homework.

Freshman Noah R. in PE for his awesome catches and making amazing plays in Ultimate Frisbee.

 This week’s Athletic spotlight shines on:

The Varsity Volleyball team for its awesome performance in the sectional games this week! You’re off to the Elite 8!  Way to kill it, girls! Keep up the energy and team effort!  We’ll be cheering for you!


7th Hour Announcement

All JV Volleyball players, please meet in the Bio room immediately after school today for a brief meeting.

All One Stoplight Town cast members, please report to the Chapel directly after school at 3:10pm today for a quick meeting. Even if you are not scheduled to rehearse today, your attendance is required.

Madrigal rehearsal tomorrow morning at 7:30am for all those signed up, as well as anyone interested in learning what Madrigals is all about.

In honor of the Girls Volleyball team making it to the Elite 8 tomorrow, Mr. Rollins is giving the school a FREE LuHi Blue and White dress down day tomorrow. As you are dressing and packing your gear for school tomorrow, also keep in mind that the game is a WHITE OUT!!!!

Also, during Leadership time tomorrow, the students, faculty, and staff will be gathering and celebrating as a family in the gym to honor the team with a sendoff to their match against the Hawks.

To ride the Fan Vans, sign up in the school office by noon tomorrow. Busses will leave the WEST parking lot promptly at 5:30pm. The link to purchase tomorrow night’s game tickets has been emailed home. Just like the last two games, proof of a pre-paid ticket is required to get on the bus.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Grace

Bible Verse:  James 4:6:  “But He gives more grace.  Therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. The first Madrigal rehearsal is tomorrow morning at 7:30am in the music room for those who signed up, as well as anyone who’s interested in finding out what Madrigals is all about.  
  2. 2020/21 yearbooks available for $70 in the school office.
  3. NHS Canned Food Drive next week.  Label your non-perishable food items with your year of graduation and drop them off in Mrs. Quigg’s room for counting.
  4. Parent/Teacher Conferences on Tuesday from 5-7pm.  Teachers will be in both the Chapel and the Cafeteria.
  5. Winter Sports Rules Meeting on Wednesday at 6:30pm in the gym.  Unless you attended the Fall meeting, ALL winter sports athletes and at least one parent/guardian MUST attend.
  6. Thursday is Veterans’ Day.  We will be IN SCHOOL with normal school hours.
  7. Since we continue to find trash left outside in the courtyard, for the rest of this week, no one will be allowed to go outside.

Volleyball Update:

Congratulations to the entire girls volleyball team for the fight and determination shown in the match last night.  Through adversity in the first match.... getting a slow start in game 2- you continued to remain calm and show composure!  That led to complete domination in game 3 and the team we all know you are!  Congrats for being 1 of 6 volleyball teams in LuHi history to make it to the Elite 8!!   The final score, 23-25, 25-20 and 25-13 beating a tough Brown County team.  The girls were led in kills by Makenna with 27, digs from Kaleigh with 22 and assists by Caleina with 38.  Our blocking stepped up huge and making a few adjustments between sets helped the team gel as a whole!   Great work, ladies.   The girls play in the super sectional match Friday at 7pm in Raymond Lincolnwood!  Students, please sign up in the school office to ride the fan vans to Raymond - our students know how to show up and turn it up!!!   Let’s do it again and outdo Waterloo Gibault!!!  

 Service Hour Opportunities:

-See Mrs. Gilman to sign up for this weekend’s elementary State volleyball tournament.

-And, Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery is looking for high school volunteers to help staff its Holiday Store. The annual Children’s Holiday Store opens Saturday, November 27, at 1919 W. Monroe in Fairhills Mall in Springfield, and runs through Sunday, December 19. The hours are Thursdays and Fridays 4pm to 7pm, Saturdays 9am to 6pm, and Sundays Noon to 6pm.  Several hundred volunteers, ages 14 and older, are needed to staff the Holiday Store.  Service hours are available, just bring in your forms for signature.  Anyone interested in volunteering can sign up online on the nursery’s website, www.miniobeirne.org.  Complete information may be found on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.

 

7th Hour Announcements

StuCo in Mr. Bulava’s room and Schol Bowl in Ms. Ericson’s room after school.

God’s blessings to our Varsity Volleyball team on its match this evening!

For students signed up to ride the Fan Vans, make sure you have your pre-paid entry ticket and board the bus no later than 4:30 in the WEST lot.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Grace

Bible Verse:  Titus 2:11:  “For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Zade K.

  1. Student Council meets today after school in Mr. Bulava's room. 
  2. For those who signed up for Madrigals, or for anyone who’s interested but may not know exactly what Madrigals is or if it’s for you, please come to the first rehearsal this Friday morning at 7:30am in the music room to see what it’s all about.  If you have questions before Friday, ask Mrs. O’Hare in the music room or come to the school office.
  3. We still have four of last year’s 2020/21 yearbooks for sale in the school office.  They are $70 each, first come, first served with payment in hand.
  4. Important Calendar Items for Next Week, November 8-14th, are as follows:  

    Monday-Friday:  NHS Canned Food Drive.

    Tuesday:  Parent/Teacher Conferences from 5-7pm.  Teachers will be in both the Chapel and the Cafeteria.

    Wednesday:  Winter Sports Rules Meeting at 6:30pm.  To play, ALL winter sports athletes and at least one parent/guardian MUST attend the meeting, unless you attended the Fall rules meeting.

    Thursday is Veterans’ Day.  We will be IN SCHOOL with normal school hours.

    Saturday:  Tech Week begins for the Fall Play.  Dates for the play are Nov. 19 & 20.

    Sunday:  The LuHi Swim and Dive Team is hosting a memorial Swim & Dive Off at Eisenhower’s Indoor Pool.

Tonight’s activity:

 - Scholastic Bowl meeting and 1st practice - after school in Ms. Ericson’s room

 - IHSA Sectionals at Greenfield - LuHi vs. Brown County - 6pm    **Fan Van sign-up in the school office until Noon.   The bus ride is free, but you MUST show proof of pre-paid entry ticket to get on the bus. The buses will leave promptly at 4:30 from the WEST parking lot.

Service Hour Opportunity:

We still need LOTS of volunteers for this weekend’s elementary State volleyball tournament.  Locations are LuHi, LLCC, and 8th Street Gym.  See Mrs. Gilman today to sign up.


7th Hour Announcements

Please come sign up in the school office, before the end of the day today, if you want to participate in Madrigals - either as a singer or jester.

Also, come sign up in the office if you want to ride the Fan Van to tomorrow night’s volleyball game. Remember that you need to purchase your ticket tonight using the link that was emailed home this morning. Oh, and it’s a BLUE OUT!!!

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Grace

Bible Verse:  Hebrews 4:16:  “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Cameron C.

  1. Scholastic Bowl introductory meeting and 1st practice after school tomorrow in Ms. Ericson's room. If you want to play and are not able to make the meeting or if you just need to know what Scholastic Bowl even is, please see Ms. Ericson ahead of time.  Scholastic Bowl is a lot of fun and it's going to be a great season!  Please join us tomorrow after school! 
  2. Anyone interested in participating as a Madrigal singer or jester at the Christmas Music Concert on Tuesday, December 14th needs to sign up in the school office by noon TODAY so we know who is committed to participating.  Rehearsals will be held before school in the mornings - approximately 7:30am - so that everyone is able to participate if you so choose.  Even if you told Josie at one of the lunches that you might be interested, we still need you to sign up in the school office.
  3. The NHS Canned Food Drive begins MONDAY.   We will compete as classes, but come together as one LuHi community to collect over 1,000 non-perishable items for donation to St. John’s Breadline.  The food drive runs from Monday-Friday next week.  All items are to be labeled with your graduation year and taken to Mrs. Quigg’s classroom for counting.  The winning class receives the coveted stuffed turkey AND a free break the dress code day.

Volleyball Update:

Congratulations to the Lady Crusaders on a huge win against a very good Mendon Unity team!   The girls played point-for-point in game 1 until they finally broke away to win 25-22.  In game 2, Mendon came out with a 5 point lead, but the girls shifted that momentum to lead 17-12... however, the Mustangs did not want to give up... both teams battled, but a big ace by Anna and a huge kill Kaleigh gave the Saders the win!   The girls were led in kills by Kaleigh with 15 and Makenna followed with 8.  Caleina dished out 22 assists.  Makenna led the defense with 18 digs. Ali had 3 blocks while Maddie had 2 huge blocks to shift momentum our way.  The girls took game 2, 25-23.  They are in the sweet 16 and play Wednesday at 6pm!  Come out and support our girls.

 Special shoutouts to our amazing student section - you guys brought so much energy!!!  It was unreal!!!  - and to our bus drivers!!!   Sign up in the school office for tomorrow night’s Fan Vans!!   You will again need to purchase your tickets in advance of the game with proof of entry ticket purchase to get on the bus.  The link to order entry tickets will be emailed home this morning.

 Tonight’s activity:

Girls softball meeting at 5:30 in the LuHi Cafeteria. 

Service Hour Opportunity:

The state elementary girls’ 7th & 8th grade volleyball tournament is coming soon and we need volunteers to work admissions at the following locations on Sat. Nov. 6 & Sun. Nov. 7th:  LuHi, LLCC, and 8th Street Gym.  See Mrs. Gilman in the school office to sign up.


7th Hour Announcements

There will be no after school session with Mrs. Dolen today.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, November 1, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Grace

Bible Verse:  Acts 15:11:  “But we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Class meetings at break time today - same rooms as before.
  2. There will be a girls softball meeting tomorrow at 5:30 in the LuHi Cafeteria.  If you intend to play, it is important that you attend the meeting.
  3. Are you interested in participating in Scholastic Bowl this school year? Come to our first meeting/practice after school this Wednesday in Ms. Ericson's room! If you want to play and are not able to make it on Wednesday, please see Ms. Ericson ahead of time.  Also, if you don’t know what Schol Bowl is or have questions about it, see Ms. Ericson, or just come investigate on Wednesday. It's going to be a great season and we'd love to have you join us! 
  4. The NHS canned food drive begins NEXT Monday and runs through that Friday, November 8th-12th. 
  5. Calling all Madrigal singers and jesters….if you are interested in dressing up in medieval madrigal garb and performing a few songs, or being the comedic relief for a night, at the Christmas Music Concert on Tuesday, December 14th, please sign up by noon tomorrow in the school office.  Rehearsals will be held before school in the mornings - approximately 7:30am - so everyone can participate.

Cross Country Update:

The Cross Country team participated in sectionals on Saturday at Maple Grove Country Club in Elmwood.  It was cool, muddy, and wet. Our three runners competed, had good times, and finished the season strong despite the conditions.  Congratulations to great runs by Greenlee D., Elianna T., and Elijah K.

 Tonight’s activity:

Volleyball IHSA Sectional game at Greenfield High School - 6:30pm.  ****The fan vans will leave the WEST parking lot at 5:00pm sharp.  Although it is free to ride the bus, you MUST show proof of your pre-paid game entry ticket to get on the bus.  Also, anyone who rides to the game on the bus MUST come back to school on the bus.  If you need to add or delete your name from the Fan Van list, please do so by NOON today.


7th Hour Announcements

Fall picture retakes are in the school office. Please pick yours up before you leave school today.

We have just been made aware that entrance fees for Monday’s IHSA sectional volleyball match will NOT be accepted at the door; that all tickets must be paid in advance. An email with the link to purchase entrance tickets has been emailed home. As stated in the morning announcements, we are taking student Fan Vans to the game, free of charge for our student fans, but you MUST sign up in the school office AND you MUST present proof of pre-paid entrance fee before you will be allowed to get on the bus.  If you have questions, please ask in the school office.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, October 29, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Change

Bible Verse:  Hebrews 13:8:  “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Grace F.

            and on Saturday to:  Freshmen Meena T. and Piper T.

  1. Class meetings will be held during break time on Monday.
  2. This is the last day for BSN’s ‘25% off everything’ sale at the Crusader Store on our website.
  3. There will be a girls softball meeting Tuesday at 5:30 in the LuHi Cafeteria.  If you intend to play, it is important that you attend the meeting.
  4. If you haven’t picked up your ‘No One Fights Alone’ wristband yet, they are available in the school office. Free-will donations are being accepted.
  5. NHS is hosting a canned food drive from November 8th-12th.  This is a class competition, but the goal is, together, to collect 1,000 non-perishable items to benefit those in our community who are less fortunate than ourselves. Even if you can only donate a few items, it will make a BIG difference!!  All items are to be labeled with your graduation year and taken to Mrs. Quigg’s classroom for counting.  The class that donates the most items by Friday, Nov. 12th will win the coveted stuffed turkey AND a free break the dress code day.  All donations will be taken to the St. John’s Breadline.  Let’s compete as classes, but come together as one LuHi community, to help fight hunger in Springfield!

Volleyball Update:

The Lady Saders did not disappoint last night!  No rocket launches in Springfield last night!!  The girls played an amazing match and claimed the IHSA regional title!!!  Congrats to all the girls, coaches, parents, fans and students for coming out to support these past 2 nights!  You were amazing.  

There will be fan vans going to the Girls Volleyball game vs. Mendon on Monday night.  The cost to ride is free. Sign up in the office if you intend on riding the bus. Bring your $5 game entrance fee with you.  The bus leaves the west parking lot at 4:45pm.

Saturday’s activity:

Cross Country IHSA Sectionals @ Elmwood - 10am

Service Hour Opportunity:

The state elementary girls’ 7th & 8th grade volleyball tournament is coming soon and we need volunteers to work admissions at the following locations on Sat. Nov. 6 & Sun. Nov. 7th:  LuHi, LLCC, and 8th Street Gym.  See Mrs. Gilman in the school office to sign up.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Siena S. in Physics for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

Sophomore Tristyn C. in Spanish for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework, and he helps his classmates.

Freshman Isabella S. in Health and PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and a top quiz score in health.

Freshman Cameron C. in both Health and PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and a top quiz score in health.

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

Our Open House Tour Guides.  You did an amazing job.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Elijah K., Greenlee D., and Elianna T. in Cross Country for qualifying for IHSA Sectionals.

The Varsity Volleyball Team for a great win against NB and the team for winning REGIONALS!

They have been so much fun to watch play.  This is such a great group of girls.  Coach is blessed. 


DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Change

Bible Verse:  2 Corinthians 5:17:  “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:  The old has gone, the new is here!”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Mason K.

  1. There is no math mana tonight.  If you need assistance with math, please see Mrs. Dolen in the Tech Lab after school.
  2. Graduation orders collected tomorrow morning in the Chapel Lobby from 7:30-7:55am.
  3. ‘No One Fights Alone’ wristbands are available in the school office. Free-will donations are being accepted.
  4. Student Council is hosting a Break the Dress Code day tomorrow for $1.  Usual rules apply.  Pay your $1 as you enter the building.  If you have questions about what you may wear, ask in the school office.
  5. Class meetings will be held during break time on Monday.
  6. Tomorrow is the last day for the LuHi spiritwear ‘25% off everything’ sale from our new vendor, BSN Sports.  Go to our website and click on The Lutheran Crusader Store tab at the top of the page to take advantage of this special offer!
  7. For girls interested in playing basketball who either haven't signed up or have an immediate conflict such as Volleyball, Cross Country, School Play, etc., please contact Coach Andrews at (217) 454-6293. He needs to get an official headcount ASAP.  Also, please remember to turn in your sports fees and physicals to the school office, if you haven’t already done so. 
  8. And, continue to stock up on non-perishable food items.  The NHS food drive is coming! 

 Volleyball Update:

The girls came out on fire last night in the regional match up with New Berlin!   They were led in kills by Kaleigh with 15 and Makenna with 7.  Hope dominated in the front line with 4 blocks!  The girls won 25-10, 25-12.  They play tonight for the regional FINAL at 6pm vs. Routt.  Come decked out in COSTUMES for some fun.  Again….FUN, yes, but also appropriate.  Routt brings a crowd, so let’s outnumber them on our home court.

 Service Hour Opportunity:

The state elementary girls’ 7th & 8th grade volleyball tournament is coming soon and we need volunteers to work admissions at the following locations on Sat. Nov. 6 & Sun. Nov. 7th:  LuHi, LLCC, and 8th Street Gym.  See Mrs. Gilman in the school office to sign up.

7th Hour Announcements

Student Council is hosting a Break the Dress Code day for $1 on Friday. Usual rules apply. If you have questions about what you may wear, see Mr. Klug or ask in the school office.

Come pack the stands for tonight’s IHSA regional games. LuHi plays at 5:30.

Student Council meets after school in Mr. Bulava’s classroom.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Change

Bible Verse:  John 8:31-32:  “...If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Honor Card applications are due to Mr. Klug’s mailbox by 3:10 today.
  2. JV and Freshman Volleyball players’ WASHED uniforms and bags are due to Coach McCulley today.
  3. Student Council meets after school in Mr. Bulava’s classroom.
  4. Jostens is collecting Senior graduation orders Friday from 7:30-7:55am in the Chapel Lobby.
  5. ‘No One Fights Alone’ wristbands, to show our support of Jeremiah’s battle with cancer, are available in the school office during office hours, and today, at the kitchen window during lunches.  Free-will donations are being accepted at both locations.  All money raised will be given directly to the Perkins family to support the battle.
  6. LuHi has a new spiritwear vendor!  To celebrate the new partnership, BSN Sports has an introductory ‘25% off everything’ sale going on now thru Friday.  Go to our website and click on The Lutheran Crusader Store tab at the top of the page to take advantage of this special offer!
  7. Coach Andrews is excited about the start of Girls Basketball season on Monday. Practices will be held at LuHi after school Monday thru Friday from 3:30 - 5:30pm and Saturdays from 9:00 - 10:30am. There are two known exceptions at this time. Tuesday, Nov 2nd-practice will be from 5:30-7:30pm and Saturday, Nov. 6th from 12:30-2pm, both at LuHi. For anyone interested in playing who hasn’t signed up, or anyone interested but has an immediate conflict such as Volleyball, Cross Country, School Play, etc., please contact Coach Andrews. He needs to get an official headcount with names to ensure everyone has their sports fees paid and  physicals completed.  He hopes to see you on the court soon. There are 2 remaining open gym sessions before the season starts: tomorrow from 3:30 - 5:00pm and Saturday from 10:30 am-Noon.

Tonight’s Activity:

IHSA regional action at LuHi…

The 5:30 game is LuHi vs. New Berlin

The 6:30 game is Greenfield vs. Routt

Remember, tonight’s theme is Christmas or Ugly Sweater.  Be sure that your outfit is fun, but also modest and in good taste as this is an official IHSA event!


7th Hour Announcements

Student Council will meet tomorrow after school in Mr. Bulava's classroom.

Tomorrow night’s Volleyball Crusader Crazies’ theme is Christmas or Ugly Sweater. Be sure that your outfit is fun, but also modest and in good taste. Please remember that this is an official IHSA event!

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Change

Bible Verse:  Joshua 1:9:  “Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Christopher C.

  1. Honor Card applications are being accepted in Mr. Klug’s mailbox until 3:10pm tomorrow.
  2. Seniors: graduation order collection is Friday from 7:30-7:55am in the Chapel Lobby.
  3. JV and Freshman Volleyball players, turn in your WASHED uniforms and bags to Coach McCulley by this Wednesday.
  4. Class meetings will be held during break time on Monday.
  5. There will be a girls softball meeting on Tuesday, November 2nd at 5:30 in the LuHi Cafeteria.
  6. Last year’s yearbooks are on sale in the school office for $70 each.

 Tonight’s Activity:

IHSA regional action at LuHi…

The 5:30 game is Greenfield vs. Greenview 

The 6:30 game is Routt vs. Bunker Hill

Remember that the Lady Crusaders play their first IHSA Regional match tomorrow at 5:30 vs. New Berlin.  The theme will be Christmas or Ugly Sweater.

Information in our LuHi Family...

The ‘No One Fights Alone’ Foundation is a private foundation committed to raising awareness and offering support for those in our communities battling ALL types of cancers.   Following in the footsteps of this organization, families at Our Savior’s have rallied in support of the Perkins’ family in Jeremiah’s battle against cancer.  One way #J’s Crew is helping the family is through its “No One Fights Alone” wristbands.  These wristbands may be picked up in the school office or on pizza Wednesdays at the kitchen window.  Free-will donations are being accepted.  The wristbands can be worn as an outward show of support for Jeremiah, while all money raised will be given directly to the Perkins family to support the battle.  As directed in Galatians 6:2, “Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”  No one fights alone!

7th Hour Announcements

In IHSA Regional Volleyball action tonight…Calvary vs. New Berlin at 6:00pm

Our Volleyball girls play their first regional game on Wednesday night @ 5:30 vs. the winner of tonight’s match… the theme will be CHRISTMAS or ugly sweater night... Come decked out and ready to cheer on our Lady Saders!!!

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, October 25, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Change

Bible Verse:  James 1:17:  “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Thank you to all who participated in yesterday’s Open House.  With your help, it was a very successful event.
  2. All Seniors are to go directly to the Chapel after 3rd hour to meet with the Jostens’ rep regarding graduation orders.  Order collection will then be on Friday from 7:30-7:55am in the Chapel Lobby.
  3. JV and Freshman Volleyball players, turn in your WASHED uniforms and bags to Coach McCulley by this Wednesday.
  4. There will be a girls softball meeting on Tuesday, November 2nd at 5:30 in the LuHi Cafeteria.
  5. Last year’s yearbooks are on sale in the school office for $70 each.

 Service Hour Opportunity:

The Family Service Center of Sangamon County needs volunteers to sit at their Tree of Wishes drop off booth at White Oaks Mall.  You will be collecting the Tree of Wishes gifts being dropped off and handing out cards to donors. 2 volunteers are needed per shift.  The organization mainly needs help filling the Saturday shifts from the end of November to the third week in December.  The job description and the link to sign up may be obtained in the school office.


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, October 22, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Humility

Bible Verse:  Ephesians 4:2:  “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”

Happy Birthday tomorrow to:  Sophomore Anna B.

  1. Leadership groups will meet in classrooms to decorate pumpkins.  Teachers, please dismiss team leaders 5 minutes early from 3rd hour, if possible, to come to Mr Klug's classroom to pick up supplies. 
  2. Sunday is the LuHi OPEN HOUSE for prospective students - 1:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  Please spread the word about the Open House.  Students who are assisting with the Open House must report to Mrs. Cox between 1-1:15pm on Sunday.
  3. Please grab an order form off the bulletin board in the Learning Commons to order your Swim & Dive t-shirt.  Today is the last day to order! 
  4. Those interested in playing Baseball need to sign up in the school office by the end of the day today.
  5. Last year’s yearbooks are on sale in the school office for $70 each.
  6. Jostens will be here on Monday during break to talk with all of the Seniors about Graduation orders.  Order collection will then be next Friday, Oct. 29th from 7:30-7:55am in the Chapel Lobby.

 Volleyball Update:

The LuHi Saders had an interesting, but incredibly fun evening for their last home game.  Edinburg had to cancel at the last minute, but both teams did an intersquad scrimmage.  It was fun on both accounts, but the MVP of the night has to go to the announcers!  Thanks to all the students who came out and supported our teams, and to the amazing cheerleaders for spending their evening with us.  Lastly, we were honored to recognize our “seniors,” so thanks to the Grandparents/oldies for coming out as well!  Get ready for a fabulous week of regionals right here at LuHi!  We need to pack the stands!! 

 Saturday’s Activities:

ACT Testing at LuHi in the morning - no building access until 1:00pm

Cross Country IHSA Regionals at Liberty High School - the girls run at 10am and the boys at 10:45

Football vs. Greenfield @ MacMurray College - 1:00pm

 The Academic Spotlight for the last two weeks shines on:

Junior Brynn B. in AP Literature for taking on the challenge of an AP English class and giving these classes her best effort in every aspect.

Junior Mati W. in AP Literature and in Sociology for consistently pushing herself to go above and beyond in everything she does for class, both in assignments and in discussions. 

Sophomore Elijah J. in World History for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Sophomore Aubrianne L. in Sports and Fitness PE for challenging herself in maxes, and in World History for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

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

Freshman Reese R. in Physical Science for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude, and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

 Also nominated were:  Tristyn C., AJ G., MaLaya M., Elise M., Luke W., Leonard L., and Chalen G.

 This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Ethan T. and Elianna T. in Cross Country for finishing first in our meet on Tuesday.

The Varsity Volleyball Team for continuing to improve together at the end of the season and becoming MSM Conference Champs!!

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Humility

Bible Verse:  1 Peter 5:5:  “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Tomorrow is the last day of the 1st quarter.
  2. Sunday is the LuHi OPEN HOUSE for prospective students - 1:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  Please spread the word about the Open House, as well as what you like about attending LuHi.
  3. Tomorrow is the last day to order your Swim & Dive t-shirt to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Information and order forms are on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.  Then, be sure to attend The Memorial Swim & Dive Off on Sunday, November 14th at Eisenhower’s Indoor Pool. 
  4. The Baseball sign up sheet is in the school office.  If you are interested in playing, please sign up by the end of the school day tomorrow.  Offseason workouts will be held in the weight room after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  5. LuHi is hosting the ACT test on Saturday; therefore, the school building will be closed to everyone but proctors and examinees until 1:00pm.
  6. Jostens will be here on Monday during break to talk with the Seniors about Graduation orders.  Order collection will then be next Friday, Oct. 29th from 7:30-7:55am in the Chapel Lobby.
  7. If you are one to plan ahead, it’s time to start stocking up! The NHS Canned Food Drive is coming soon! More information next week.

 Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Volleyball @ Home vs. Edinburg - 6:00 & 7:15.  The theme is OLDIES in support of our varsity players who will be honoring their grandparents at tonight’s game.


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Humility

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Student Council meets today after school at 3:15 in Mr. Bulava’s room.
  2. Congratulations to Freshman Katelyn M. for making the ILMEA music festival for choir!
  3. Sunday is the LuHi OPEN HOUSE for prospective students - 1:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  Please let people know to come hear about LuHi!
  4. Interested in playing baseball?  Come sign up in the school office.  Also, offseason workouts will be held in the weight room after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  5. There will be a girls softball meeting on Tuesday, November 2nd at 5:30 in the LuHi Cafeteria.
  6. Friday is the last day to order your Swim & Dive t-shirt.  Order forms are on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.
  7. Last year’s yearbooks are now on sale in the school office for $70 each.
  8. Just a final reminder that dining outside is a privilege.  As world citizens, and because it's just good manners in general, please make sure you are cleaning up after yourselves at all times.

Volleyball Update:

The Saders were on fire last night!  The Freshmen played a tough game to start the evening... a thrilling second game, but took the loss.  The JV won in 2 sets.  And the Varsity came out dominating and took the non- conference win against Macon-Meridian.  Please come to the last REGULAR season home game tomorrow night... the Varsity girls will be honoring their grandparents so, student section, please come dressed as OLDIES!!!!   We need your full support for the last conference game of the year!  

 Cross Country Update:

The Cross Country team competed in a small dual meet yesterday vs. Beardstown here at LuHi.  We had four runners start and they all finished well.  In the girls’ competition, Elianna T. finished first and Greenlee D. second.  In the boys’ competition, Ethan T. finished first and Elijah K. finished third.  The team competes Saturday in IHSA Regionals at Liberty High School with the girls running at 10am and the boys at 10:45.  Good luck and God's blessings to all of our runners.

 Service Hour Opportunity:

The Family Service Center of Sangamon County needs volunteers to sit at their Tree of Wishes drop off booth at White Oaks Mall.  You will be collecting the Tree of Wishes gifts being dropped off and handing out cards to donors. 2 volunteers are needed per shift.  The organization mainly needs help filling the Saturday shifts from the end of November to the third week in December.  The job description and the link to sign up may be obtained in the school office.


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Humility

Bible Verse:  Philippians 2:3:  “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.  Rather, in humility, value others above yourself.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Congratulations to the Band and Choir and a big Thank You to their director for a wonderful performance at last night’s music concert.
  2. Students, if you are dining outside for lunch, please make sure you pick up your trash, recycling, and any food items.  Please do not leave them in the grass, rocks or on the table.  Dining outside is a privilege, please do not abuse it.
  3. Sunday is the LuHi OPEN HOUSE for prospective students - 1:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  Please pass the message along to all of the 8th graders you know!!
  4. Friday is the last day to order your Swim & Dive t-shirt.  Order forms are on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.
  5. If you did not pick up your pre-ordered yearbook yesterday, see Mr. Ennis either 3rd or 7th hour in his classroom.  DO NOT interrupt his classes!
  6. There are items outside the gym on the silver bench...these need to be claimed by TODAY or they will go to lost and found.  DO NOT leave stuff lying on the locker room floor; it makes it very hard to clean in the evening.  Thank you for your help in this matter.

Volleyball Update:

The girls traveled to Carlinville for a non-conference match-up vs. the Cavaliers.  The Freshman and JV teams both made good efforts, but did not come away with the wins. The Varsity girls, however, came out in control of the match and made it a quick two-game set, beating the Cavs 25-16, 25-17.  The girls were led in kills by Makenna and Kaleigh, both with 10.  Ali followed with 3.  The offense was led with 26 assists by Caleina.  Great job, ladies.  

 Tonight’s Activity:

Cross Country @ Beardstown - 4:30pm

Freshman/JV/V Volleyball @ Home vs. Meridian - 5:00/6:00/7:15


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, October 18, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Humility

Bible Verse:  James 4:10:  “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. NHS is meeting during break in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.
  2. No Theatre rehearsal tonight.
  3. Mr. Ennis will be handing out last year’s yearbooks right after school today at the kitchen window. If your parents purchased a yearbook, you need to collect it today. If you don't remember whether or not they purchased a yearbook for you, come check with Mr. Ennis after school.
  4. This is the last week to order your Swim & Dive t-shirt to support the efforts of your fellow students, as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  See the flyer and pick up an order form on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.
  5. Friday is the end of the 1st quarter!!!
  6. Students, if you are dining outside for lunch, please make sure you pick up your trash, recycling, and any food items.  Please do not leave them in the grass, rocks or on the table.  Dining outside is a privilege, please do not abuse it.
  7. LuHi is hosting the ACT testing this Saturday. This means that the school building is closed to everyone except examinees and proctors until 1:00pm.
  8. Sunday is the LuHi OPEN HOUSE for prospective students - 1:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  Please pass the message along to 8th graders you know!!

 Tonight’s Activity:

Fall Music Concert - 7:00pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center

JV/V Volleyball @ Carlinville - 6:00/7:15

 Association Church News:

Our Saviors will be hosting High School gatherings to talk about life's real issues and questions on Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm from Oct. 20th through Nov. 17th.  It will be a time to connect as a community and dive into Scripture in a meaningful and helpful way.  Dinner will be provided from 5:30-6pm with gathering time from 6:00-7pm.  Entrance for the event will be through the main Sanctuary doors.  Masks are required in accordance with state guidelines. Our Saviors is located at 2645 Old Jacksonville Road, Springfield.


7th Hour Announcements

With missing 2 days of classroom time this week, next week’s Academic Spotlight will cover both this week and next week.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

The entire Soccer team for working together and looking out for each other and for making this a special season. Well done boys.

The entire Volleyball team for the fight and perseverance playing a top 3 state team this week! Taking them to 3 and sending it into extra points in game 3.

Service Hour Opportunity SOS:

Help is desperately needed for lighting over 2,000 candles inside the pumpkins at the Carillon this evening at 5:00pm. You could either just light the candles prior to the event and leave OR light before and stay to re-light them as needed throughout the event until 9 pm. If interested, please pick up the detailed information in the office and remember to take a raincoat and service hour form with you.

Sports pictures are here! Come to the school office to pick yours up before you leave school today.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, October 15, 2021

Phrase of the Week is:  God’s Image

Bible Verse:  Philippians 2:3:  “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”

Happy Birthday tomorrow to:  Junior Autumn B.

  1. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg today.
  2. There will be an NHS meeting on Monday during break.
  3. LuHi’s Fall Music Concert is Monday night at 7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  Please come support your fellow students during their performances.
  4. The members of the LuHi Swim & Dive team are selling t-shirts until Friday of next week to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  See the flyer on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons and pick up an order form at the same time.  Watch the tally board rise with your t-shirt orders!  Let’s help our community through our very own team.

 Tonight’s Activity:

Football vs. West Central at Winchester - 7:00pm

 Saturday’s Activity:

Full cast/crew Fall production rehearsal - 1-4pm


7th Hour Announcements

JV volleyball girls: today’s practice will end at 6:30, not 7:00. Please let your parents know the corrected time to pick you up.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Phrase of the Week is:  God’s Image

Bible Verse:  Genesis 1:27:  “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female He created them.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Leadership Team Leaders, please stop by the office to pick up a note for tomorrow and the two weeks following.
  2. Applications to NHS for qualified students are due tomorrow to Mrs. Quigg.
  3. The Fall Music Concert is Monday night at 7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  Please come support your fellow students as they present their musical talents for the LuHi community and to the glory of God.
  4. There is a full cast/crew production rehearsal this Saturday from 1-4pm.
  5. The LuHi Swim and Dive Team is hosting a memorial Swim & Dive Off on Sunday, November 14th.  To raise money, the team is pre-selling t-shirts for the event: $15 for students and $30 for adults.  All proceeds from the t-shirt sales and the event benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Please support the hard work and leadership of our LuHi athletes.  See the flyer and pick up an order form on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons. 

 Community Event:

‘Camp Out for Homeless Veterans’ overnight event on Friday Oct. 22 at MB Heating and Cooling on West Jefferson.  There is a flyer on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons with more information.

 Volleyball Update:

The Night of Volleyball started with some excitement on the JV court.  The girls lost game 1, but came out fighting in game 2.  They continued the excitement and drive in game 3 and took a big win from Tri City.

 The Varsity girls won their conference matchup 25-11, 25-18 and were led in kills by Kaleigh with 9, but right behind her were Hope with 6 and Ali with 6.  The defense was led by Makenna with 8 and Caleina led the offense with 27 assists.  The night ended with a huge kill by Hannah S.  Great work ladies.  They improve to 25-5 and have their final week of the regular season next week.

Soccer Update:

In soccer regional semi final action, LuHi traveled to Williamsville and fell 3-0 to the home team. It was a special year for this group of players and thank you for all the support this season. They finished 3rd in the Carlinville Classic, won the Crusader Classic, and won the conference with an undefeated record. We all made some great new friends, created some awesome memories, formed a strong brotherhood of JYD, and played some great soccer! Awesome job team and we are so very proud of you. May God continue to watch over and bless you all your days. Thank you!


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Phrase of the Week is:  God’s Image

Bible Verse:  Colossians 3:10:  “Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Tomorrow morning is school picture retakes.  If you had your picture taken, ordered a package, and want retakes, you must bring your package back to school with you tomorrow morning to return to the photographer.  If you have not had your picture taken OR did not order a package on the original date, pick up an order form in the school office.
  2. Applications for NHS are due Friday to Mrs. Quigg.
  3. Honor Card applications accepted until Noon today.

 Volleyball Update:

You would have thought you were at a state finals match last night with the girls traveling to play a very tough Hartem team.  4th ranked vs 6th ranked was a battle for sure.  LuHi took game #1, 25-21, but Hartem clawed back taking game #2, 19-25.... the third game would not disappoint and the limited fans surely got their money's worth.  The girls lost a 26-28 nailbiter. They were led in kills by Kaleigh with 20 followed by Makenna with 10 and Ali with 8.  The defense did a great job, led by Kaleigh, Makenna, and Anna.  Great fight girls!

 Today’s Activities:

JV/Varsity Volleyball @ Home vs. Tri-City - 6:00/7:15pm - It’s PINK NIGHT!!!!


7th Hour Announcements

Remember to turn in Honor Card applications either before you leave today, or before/after testing tomorrow.

Vote now for Makenna C. as the SJR player of the week! Voting is open until Friday.

Tomorrow is an 8:00am start day for school-wide testing. You must bring at least 2- #2 sharpened pencils and a calculator with you. Dismissal is approximately 11:30. Check the room assignments posted around the school. You will report directly to your assigned testing room in the morning.

If anyone wants an opportunity for school service hours after testing tomorrow, see Mr. Cook.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Phrase of the Week is:  God’s Image

Bible Verse:  Colossians 1:15:  “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Noon today is the deadline to transfer school service hours to NHS.  See Mrs. Conner in the school office before noon.
  2. Tomorrow is an 8:00am start day for school-wide testing.  You are to bring at least 2- #2 sharpened pencils and a calculator with you.  Dismissal is approximately 11:30, but Seniors usually get out a bit earlier and Juniors about 15-20 minutes later.  You will report directly to your assigned testing room tomorrow morning.  Check the room assignments posted around the school.
  3. The LuHi band needs assistance from a percussionist for Monday night’s music concert.  Rehearsals will be at 7:30am each morning this week.  See Mrs. O’Hare.  Thank you.
  4. Thursday is school picture retake day.  If you had your picture taken, ordered a package, and want retakes, you must bring your package back to school the morning of retakes.  If you did not have your picture taken or order a package on the original date, come to the office for an order form.
  5. Applications for NHS, which are located outside of Mark (Room 112), are due Friday to Mrs. Quigg.
  6. Honor Card applications are now being accepted in Mr. Klug’s mailbox until 3:15pm tomorrow.

 Soccer Update:

When you have passionate supporters, a can-do attitude, and a strong team, success is bound to follow. All of those outstanding qualities were on display in the IHSA quarterfinal soccer game vs. Plains on Saturday. The positive and vocal support helped the team find a 1-0 victory off a goal from Landon S. from a double assist off a corner kick from Reece B. and a wicked header from Duncan S. It was another outstanding job on defense to keep a bagel on the board. The Crusaders will travel to Williamsville on Wednesday to continue their journey in Regionals - and it’s a WHITE OUT!  The boys hope to see another great crowd at the game. Thank you to everyone who took time out of their day to support this great team!

 Today’s Activities:

JV/Varsity Volleyball @ Hartsburg Jr/Sr High School - 6:00/7:15pm


Word of the Week is:  Prayer

Bible Verse:  Colossians 4:2:  “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.”

Happy Birthday tomorrow to:  Junior Peter D. and Freshman Aiden R.

  1. For Leadership today, you need to find the postings around the building for which group you’re in and where to report. 
  2. Congratulations to Josie B. for being named September’s Crusader of the Month.  You may read the article about Josie in the Ledger and we’ll also post a copy on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.  Josie was also named LuHi’s recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Award at Chapel yesterday.  She will now continue in competition with other recipients for a State/National award.  Congrats, Josie!
  3. This is the last day to vote for Makenna at channel1450.com.  
  4. Please mark your calendars now:  Wednesday, Oct 13th is an 8:00am start day for school-wide testing.  You are to bring at least 2- #2 pencils and a calculator with you to school that day.  Dismissal is approximately 11:30.  Your parents need to be aware that Seniors usually get out a bit earlier and Juniors about 15-20 minutes later.  Be sure you know which room you are to report for testing on Wednesday morning.  Signs are posted around the school with the room assignments.
  5. Thursday is school picture retake day. 
  6. Applications to the National Honor Society for qualified students are available outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  Applications are due next Friday.  Service hour transfer must be requested from Mrs. Conner no later than noon on Tuesday.
  7. Look on our website, under Publications/Daily Shield, for the current service hour opportunities announced 7th hour yesterday.
  8. Oh, yeah.  And Monday is a holiday….no school!

Soccer Update:

The Crusaders soccer team closed out its regular season with a 5-0 victory. The team battled through rain, a few weather delays, and a good Macon Meridian team to finish strong. Reece B. opened the scoring off a pass from Duncan S. Reece scored again off an assist from Noah R. to make it 2-0 at the half. LuHi scored 3 goals by Duncan, Orlando J., and Landon W. in the second half. Duncan had 2 more assists and Reece added the last. If the Crusader Crazies have a voice left after cheering the volleyball team onto a monster victory, come on out on Saturday at 10am to cheer on the soccer boys vs. Plains.  Admission is FREE!!!

 Volleyball Update:

The Lady Saders came out ready to battle against the Cyclones of SHG.  They stopped the rain and shut that tornado down!   The girls battled in a 3-game thriller to win and claim the bragging rights of Washington Street!!!   The Saders were led in kills by Makenna Cox with a match-high 23 and Kaleigh with 14.  The defense was on fire where they were led by Kaleigh with 23 and  Makenna and Anna were right behind her with 16 each!! Ali had 2 blocks and Caleina had a match-high 41 assists.  Great teamwork, ladies.

Thank you again goes out to our incredible fans... the student section is rocking it!  You guys are so loud, uplifting, and encouraging.  It even fires Coach up!!!  

 Saturday’s Activities:

Soccer Regional game at Home vs. Plains - 10:00am   It is a Black Out!  Wear your black, bring your positive vibes and your loud cheering voices to help our team advance to the next Regional game!  Admission is FREE, free free, free….free!

**This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Mason L. in Advanced PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and commitment to getting stronger each day.

Junior Wes M. in Sport and Fitness PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership; and in Trigonometry for positive attitude and leadership.

Freshman Elianna T. in Biology for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework, and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

**This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

Sophomore MaLaya M. in Theatre for a great work ethic and attitude in rehearsals, and for always being willing to step in and read any role.

**This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Sophomore Rylan R. in soccer for his outstanding play on defense and being able to transition up on offense.

The Varsity Volleyball Team - they continue to learn and grow and pick up big wins.  This week, they beat Glenwood, placed second at Triad, and took down SHG to close out the week!

7th Hour Announcements

Tonight is USA night at the HOME volleyball matches against SHG. Come dressed in Red, White & Blue to cheer on our teams!

Start looking for the signs posted around the building that tell you which room to report to on Wednesday morning for testing. You will report directly to that room BEFORE 8:00am on Wednesday morning.

Service Hour Opportunities:

Our Savior’s Lutheran School is looking for long-term after school care workers. Please contact Jodi Stroup at 217-341-5784 if you are interested. These can be either a paid positions or for service hours.

Students needed to help with a cat show on Oct. 16-17th from 8:30am-4:30pm at the Illinois Building on the State Fairgrounds. The organization will provide lunch and drinks, but you need to remember to bring a Service Hour form with you. You can get more information in the school office.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Prayer

Bible Verse:  Romans 12:12:  “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Becca A.

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the soccer team at 2:20.
  2. Girls interested in playing soccer need to sign up in the school office by tomorrow at lunch.
  3. Applications to the National Honor Society for qualified students are available outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  Applications are due next Friday.  Service hour transfer must be requested from Mrs. Conner no later than noon on Tuesday...and remember, Monday is a holiday.
  4. Keep voting for Makenna C. at channel1450.com through tomorrow!!!  
  5. The members of the LuHi Swim & Dive team are selling t-shirts to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  See the flyer on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons and pick up an order form at the same time.
  6. Please mark your calendars now:  Wednesday, Oct 13th is an 8:00am start day for school-wide testing.  It is also an early dismissal day. 

 Soccer Update:

The boys traveled to North Mac last night and lost 1-0.  They are back in action tonight vs. Macon Meridian.

 Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ Meridian - 4:30pm

JV/Varsity Volleyball @ Home vs. SHG - 6:00 & 7:15pm    Tonight’s theme is USA - wear your Red, White & 

  Blue and come cheer on our Lady Saders! 

Football @ Triopia - 7:00pm


7th Hour Announcements

Both JV and Varsity Volleyball won their games vs. Calvary last night. Great work teams!

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Prayer

Bible Verse:  Mark 11:24:  “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Simon K.

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the soccer team at 2:50.
  2. Student Council meets today after school in Mr. Bulava's classroom.
  3. Keep voting for Makenna C. at channel1450.com through Friday!!!  
  4. The boys soccer match on Saturday is a Black Out.  Wear your black, bring your positive vibes and your loud cheering voices!  If you haven't been to a game, this is one you don't want to miss! Free admission. Hope to see you there!
  5. The theme for tomorrow’s home volleyball games is USA. 
  6. There are a couple of calendar items to begin announcing for next week...1.)  Monday is Columbus Day, so there is no school, and 2.) Wednesday is Testing Day, which is an 8:00am start day.

 Cross Country Update:

Last night, the Crusader Cross Country runners competed at Carlinville against 15 other schools.  While our numbers were small, all three who started medaled.  Congratulations to Elianna T., Greenlee D., and Ethan T. for their efforts last night. 

 Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ North Mac - 5:00pm    The field is located in Virden.  The physical address is 231 W. Fortune Street.

 Service Hour Opportunity:

4-8 students are needed to help with cleaning cages for a cat show at the Illinois Building on the State Fairgrounds Oct. 16-17th from 8:30am-4:30pm.  The  organization will provide lunch and drinks, but you need to remember to bring a Service Hour form with you.  More information in the school office.  If interested, email Ms. Cindy at manekuncat@gmail.com or find her after school if you’re here for a practice or rehearsal.

7th Hour Announcements

There are still several openings for tomorrow’s blood drive. Please pick up a permission form and consider donating tomorrow morning!

Tonight’s Volleyball theme at Calvary Academy is PJ night. Keep the spirit of the dress code in mind when preparing for the game!

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Prayer

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 15:29:  “The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Please dismiss the Cross Country team after 7th hour for their meet in Carlinville.
  2. Makenna C. has been nominated by SportsChannel 1450 for PrimeTime Performer of the week.  Please visit channel1450.com to vote for her through Friday!!!  Show her some love and support, Sader Fans! 
  3. The LuHi Swim and Dive Team is hosting a memorial Swim & Dive Off on Sunday, November 14th.  To raise money, the team is pre-selling t-shirts for the event: $15 for students and $30 for adults.  All proceeds from the t-shirt sales and the event benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Please support the hard work and leadership of our LuHi athletes.  See the flyer and pick up an order form on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.  
  4. Today is the last day to sign up for tomorrow morning’s blood drive.  ALL students donating MUST have a parent signed permission slip and photo ID.  Permission slips and sign up sheet are in the school office.  If you’ve turned in a permission slip, be sure to come sign up for a time slot to donate.
  5. Girls interested in playing soccer need to sign up in the school office.
  6. Applications to NHS for qualified students are available outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  Applications are due on Friday, Oct. 15th.  Service hour transfer must be requested from Mrs. Conner by noon on Tues, Oct. 12th.

Soccer Update:

In soccer action last night, the Crusaders played Beardstown and lost 3-1. LuHi jumped out to a 1-0 advantage on a goal by Duncan S.. The Tigers tied it at 1 and then snuck 2 more in for the victory. Thanks for all the support and we need that positive support again on Saturday at 10am vs. Plains.

Today’s Activities:

Cross Country at Carlinville High - Girls at 4:45 and Boys at 5:15

JV & Varsity Volleyball at Calvary Academy beginning at 6:00pm  Tonight is a PJ theme.  Keep the spirit of the dress code in mind when choosing your attire!  Thursday night’s theme will be USA.


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, October 4, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Prayer

Bible Verse:  Psalm 69:13:  “... as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord.  At an acceptable time, O God,

    in the abundance of thy steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Juniors Julia I. and Allyson W.

  1. No Prom Committee meeting today.
  2. Team leaders will meet in Mr. Klug’s room at break.
  3. Girls interested in playing soccer need to sign up in the school office.
  4. Thank you to those who have signed up to donate blood on Wednesday morning.  Tomorrow is the last day to sign up.  Please remember that the blood drive is open to everyone 16 and older, and that ALL STUDENTS who sign up MUST HAVE A PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNED PERMISSION FORM!  You will also need your ID on Wednesday.  Permission forms and sign up sheet are in the school office.  If you are able, please help save a life!!

 Volleyball Update:

The Lady Crusaders traveled south to Troy to battle in the Triad tournament.  The girls won their pool by beating three, big 3A schools: Collinsville, Jerseyville, and Chatham Glenwood! The team then had to play in a crossover pool semi final to beat Triad 25-12, 25-18 to make it to the Championship game.   Facing a Top Four 2A team, the girls battled with a very good Nashville team.  Losing game 1, the girls battled and took game 2, 23-25.  They played hard, but couldn’t quite put the ball away against a big block and scrappy defense.  The girls lost, but claimed 2nd place in the tournament and have much to be proud of on a 4-1 weekend!

Soccer Update:

Who would win a battle between the Spartans and the Crusaders ? No, this is not a new video game or a History assignment, but was an actual soccer battle on Saturday. We found out the winner of this battle on the soccer field as The Crusaders came away with a 4-1 hard fought victory. Reece B. scored the first goal off an assist from Leo L. Duncan S. scored the second goal as LuHi went into halftime up 2-0. Landon S. scored off a beautiful free kick assist from Duncan. Reece scored our last goal off another Duncan assist.  LuHi returns to soccer action at home today at 5:00 vs. Beardstown, and will also host Pleasant Plains in the first game of regionals on Saturday. We need a big cheering section for both games. As always, thanks for your support.

 Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ Home vs. Beardstown - 5:00pm


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, October 1, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Teaching

Bible Verse:  Exodus 18:20:  “Teach them His decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave.”

Happy Birthday tomorrow to:  Freshman Isabella S.

  1. For Leadership time today, the Seniors and Juniors will go to the Chapel.  Everyone else will stay in their 3rd hour classrooms.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the Varsity Volleyball team at 2:30.
  3. Any girls interested in playing soccer...please sign up in the school office.
  4. The LuHi Blood Drive is Wednesday.  Members of Student Council will be hosting a Blood Drive sign up table at lunchtime in the Cafeteria today.  Stop by the table to sign up and pick up a permission form.
  5. Applications to NHS for qualified students are available outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  Applications are due on Friday, Oct. 15th.  Service hour transfer must be requested from Mrs. Conner by noon on Tues, Oct. 12th.

Service Hour Opportunity:

Tomorrow, 9am to noon, at LuHi to prepare for the Fall play.  Sign up with Mr. Zander.

Volleyball Update:

The Lady Crusaders traveled to Plains last evening for a rematch of the County tournament.  The girls did not disappoint and came out with the game plan and executed flawlessly.  They took game 1, 25-19.  They maintained the lead in game 2, but Plains answered to take it to 3.  The girls were point for point in game 3 until Plains’ tough serving took us out of serve-recieve for a couple points which shifted the momentum.  The girls lost game 3, but seeing the improvement and passion elevate from Monday makes a coach proud.  Keep working ladies - these are the games that push our ability to its highest!  

Thanks to ALL the amazing fans in our student section - you did not disappoint!  So proud of you and the class act that you are - supporting your fellow schoolmates!   

Today’s Activities:

Varsity Volleyball tournament at Triad High School in Troy, IL - 4:00pm

Saturday’s Activities:

Varsity Volleyball tournament at Triad High School in Troy, IL - 9:00am

Soccer @ Home vs. Southeast - 10:00am

HOMECOMING Football vs. Mt. Sterling @ MacMurray College in Jacksonville - 1:00pm

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Alex H. in Business Math for excellent participation and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

Sophomore Grace B. in Religion for consistent positive attitude, and major improvement in attitude and/or academics.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Sophomore AJ G. in Soccer.  He is a joyous player to coach - always a hard worker, great teammate, and strong defender.

 Freshman Greenlee D. in Cross County for setting a PR at the Springfield Invite. 

 Coach can’t pick just one, so…….the entire girls Varsity Volleyball Team. Placing 2nd at County against all the area schools and playing some great volleyball on Tuesday and Thursday this week.  I continue to see improvement every match!


DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Teaching

Bible Verse:  Psalm 32:8:  “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. The Secretary of State is holding an Organ/Tissue Donor Awareness Poster Contest for Illinois students.  If you are interested in participating, come to the school office for information.
  2. Qualifying juniors or seniors who wish to apply for National Honor Society must do so by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15th.  Forms are located outside of Mark.  Please see Mrs. Quigg if you have questions.  Students who want to transfer service hours to NHS must see Mrs. Conner in the school office no later than noon on Tuesday, Oct. 12th.

Service Hour Opportunity:

Need service hours?! The LuHi Drama Department is in need of individuals to do some prop and costume sorting and reorganizing. This takes place at school this Saturday from 9AM until noon. Sign up in Mr. Zander's classroom or in the school office if you are interested. 

Soccer Update:

The Plains were not so Pleasant to the LuHi soccer team last evening as they fell behind 3-0 at the half.  However, the Crusaders stormed out in the second half scoring 2 goals right away. Reece B. and Leo L. scored the goals to close the score to 3-2. LuHi dominated play, but could not find the back of the net again and lost 3-2. Many valuable lessons were learned that must be put into action when we meet the Cardinals next time. The next home game is Saturday at 10am vs. Southeast. We hope to see a big crowd and thanks for all the positive support.

 Today’s Activities:

Freshman, JV, and Varsity Volleyball @ Pleasant Plains beginning at 5:00pm.   Tonight’s theme is JERSEY NIGHT!!  Come cheer on your Lady Saders as it’s Plains’ homecoming and we want to show up with as many students as possible!!! 


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Teaching

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 9:9:  “Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Chalen G.

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the soccer team at 2:55.
  2. Honor Card applications are due to Mr. Klug’s mailbox by 3:10pm today.
  3. Tomorrow night’s theme for the Volleyball away games at Pleasant Plains is JERSEY NIGHT!!  Come cheer on your Lady Saders- it’s Plains’ homecoming and we want to show up with as many students as possible!!!  
  4. Pick up permission forms and sign up for the LuHi Blood Drive in the school office.  We may not be doctors, nurses, or EMTs…..yet….but this is something that most of us can do to Save A Life.  Please prayerfully consider donating on Oct. 6th right here in LuHi’s west parking lot!

 Volleyball Update:

LuHi won their 18th game of the year with a victory over rival foe, Mt. Pulaski.  The girls controlled the tempo in game 1, but Pulaski continued to battle.  In game 2, Pulaski took an early lead, but the girls fought back and controlled the lead at 23-18; however Pulaski was super scrappy and fought back to tie it at 24.  The 2 teams had a back and forth battle until LuHi finished the match 29-27!!  Holy cow!! The girls were led in kills by Makenna with 10 followed by Ali with 8.  Kaleigh had 5 kills and led in digs with 17; Caleina added 10 digs and 25 assists.  Maddie had 2 huge blocks and the team had a game high of 5.  The Crusaders move to 18-2 on the season. 

Soccer Update:

Kicking off a beautiful Tuesday afternoon of soccer, the Crusaders took on Argenta and came away with a 4-0 victory. Orlando J. scored the first goal off a great pass from Duncan S.; then Mason K. scored, making it 2-0 at the half. The Crusaders dominated the second half, and with about 14 minutes left in the game, Reece B. took a strong shot that found the back of the net. Less than a minute later Reece scored again off a pass from Landon S. It was another strong defensive and passing game. Great job, Saders!

Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ Pleasant Plains - 4:30


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Teaching

Bible Verse:  Matthew 28:19-20:  “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you; and surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshmen Kenna M. and Wyatt P.

  1. Mr. Klug is accepting Honor Card applications in his mailbox until 3:10pm tomorrow.
  2. Permission forms and sign up sheet for LuHi’s Oct. 6th Blood Drive are in the school office.  ALL students donating MUST have a permission form signed by your parent/guardian to participate.
  3. Qualifying juniors or seniors who wish to apply for National Honor Society must do so no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15th.  Forms are located outside of Mark.  Please see Mrs. Quigg if you have questions.  Students who want to transfer service hours to NHS must see Mrs. Conner in the school office no later than noon on Tuesday, Oct. 12th.

Service Hour Opportunity:

LuHi theater needs help cleaning/sorting/organizing this Saturday from 9am to noon.

Volleyball Update:

The Lady Crusaders battled tough in the Sangamon County Tournament and held their own on Saturday against Auburn and Athens to make it to the Championship game against Pleasant Plains on Monday night.  The girls battled hard and played in a point for point match, but Plains took both sets to defeat the Saders.  Proud of the girls for battling hard and holding on to the 2nd seed in the AREA schools!  Great work, ladies.  Congrats to Makenna C. and Kaleigh B. for making the 10 person All-Tournament Team.

 Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ Home vs. Argenta - 4:30

JV/V Volleyball @ Mt. Pulaski beginning at 6pm


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, September 27, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Teaching

Bible Verse:  Deuteronomy 32:1-3:  “Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak; and let the earth hear the words of my mouth.  May my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distil as the dew, as the gentle rain upon the tender grass, and as the showers upon the herb.  For I will proclaim the name of the Lord.  Ascribe greatness to our God!”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Prom Committee meets today during break in Ms. Ericson’s classroom.
  2. Leadership Team leaders NOT on prom committee will meet in Mr. Klug’s classroom at break today. It will be a short 10 min meeting. Please bring a writing utensil.  
  3. Juniors and Seniors interested in learning about a theatre scholarship to Wisconsin Lutheran College, please see Mr. Zander.

Service Hour Opportunity:

The LuHi Theatre Program needs help on Saturday from 9am to noon cleaning and preparing for the fall production. Please see Mr. Zander to sign up.  If you need either school or NHS service hours, please consider this opportunity.

 Volleyball Update:

The girls won 2 matches this weekend to hold onto the #2 seed in the Sangamon County tourney.  The Lady Crusaders beat Auburn and then Athens in the semi final match.  They will play TONIGHT at 7pm at New Berlin against Plains for the Championship of County.  Come out and cheer the girls on!!!  

 Today’s Activities:

Varsity Volleyball in the Sangamon County Tournament vs. Plains @ New Berlin - 7:00pm


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, September 24, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Joy

Bible Verse:  Luke 15:7:  “I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”

Happy Birthday on Saturday to:  Senior Alexander C.

  1. As of the end of the day yesterday, Spirit Week class totals are as follows:  the Seniors are in the lead with 600 points, Juniors 525, Freshmen 375, and Sophomores have 300 points.  
  2. Prom Committee will meet on Monday during break in Ms. Ericson’s classroom.
  3. Everyone interested in doing tech, make-up, or helping backstage for the Fall production, please see Mr. Zander before you leave school today. 
  4. Any junior or senior interested in learning more about a theatre scholarship to Wisconsin Lutheran College, please see Mr. Zander.
  5. Girls Basketball open gym starts on Monday from 7-8pm.
  6. Permission forms and sign up sheet for LuHi’s Oct. 6th Blood Drive are in the school office.  ALL students donating MUST have a permission form signed by your parent/guardian to participate.
  7. Qualifying juniors or seniors who wish to apply for National Honor Society must do so no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15th.  Forms are located outside of Mark.  Please see Mrs. Quigg if you have questions.  Students who want to transfer service hours to NHS must see Mrs. Conner in the school office no later than noon on Tuesday, Oct. 12th.
  8. School pictures are in.  Please come to the school office to pick up your pictures and ID cards.

Service Hour Opportunity:

There is work to be done for the LuHi Theatre Program on Saturday, October 2nd from 9am to noon. Please see Mr. Zander to sign up. These hours will be completed before NHS applications are due, so please take advantage of this opportunity. 

Soccer Update:

In last night’s match, LuHi defeated Meridian 7-0. Leading the way with the hat trick was Reece B., while Landon W. had 2 goals and Duncan S. and Landon S. each recorded 1. Duncan had 2 assists with Reece, Landon S., Miles K., Orlando J., and Noah R. each adding 1. The defense posted another shut out. Way to go champs!

Volleyball Update:

The girls played a point-for-point battle with conference rival Lincolnwood.  The girls were able to come out with the win with a 25-22, 25-22 match victory.  The girls were led in kills with 14 from Kaleigh and 8 from Makenna.  The defense was on fire with Makenna posting 16 digs, Kaleigh 14, and Anna with 9.  Caleina had 25 assists on the night.

No Activities Today

Saturday’s Activities:

Cross Country @ Lincoln Park - 10:30am

Varsity Volleyball in the Sangamon County Tournament vs. Auburn @ New Berlin -  first game at 11am

Football @ Camp Point Central High School - 1:00pm

LuHi Spirit Week Dance - 7-10pm  See the posters around the building for details.

 This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Peter D. in AP U.S. History for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework, and major improvement in attitude and/or academics.  He’s working hard to improve a score on a past quiz.

Junior Evan H. in AP U.S. History for consistent positive attitude. He has a very polite and cordial attitude every day in class.

Junior Mason K. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude.

Sophomore Ashlyn W. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude.

Freshman Allyson B. in Religion for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Freshman Clara B. in Religion for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

Seniors Allison B. and Siena S. in Student Council for taking charge of running the spirit week games.

 This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

The Varsity Volleyball team that continues to pick up wins.  They could not do it individually and every person plays a crucial part in each match.  You are 15-1 on the season and we are so proud of you all.

 The Girls Cross Country team.  All of the girls medaled and all set personal records at the meet in Pittsfield.

 Senior Hayden R. in boys soccer for great defensive play in helping LuHi post 3 shutouts and a championship in the Crusader Classic.


7th Hour Announcements

There was a lanyard with a key found on bus 9. If it is yours, come to the school office to claim it.

Sophomores: remember to bring your Jostens ring orders and deposit with you tomorrow morning. The representative will be here from 7:30-7:55am in the Chapel Lobby to pick them up.

Students: School IDs are in the office. Stop by in between classes, before or after school to pick yours up.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Joy

Bible Verse:  Romans 12:12:  “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Aaron S.

  1. Freshmen: turn in T-Shirt money to Mrs. McCulley by noon. 
  2. Tomorrow is School and Class Spirit Day - show your school spirit by wearing school colors and/or your class t-shirt.  Remember, we are on an adjusted schedule and lunches are 6th hour both today and tomorrow.  As of the end of the day yesterday, the Seniors are in the lead with 375 points, Juniors and Freshmen are tied at 275, and Sophomores have 175 points.  
  3. Sophomore ring orders are due tomorrow before school in the Chapel Lobby.
  4. Spirit Week Dance for LuHi students ONLY this Saturday from 7-10pm in the Gym.  The cost is $5, casual dress, mask and breathalyzer required to enter.  No entry after 7:30pm and refer to the handbook for the policy on leaving early.  If you want to contribute to the song list for Saturday’s dance, you can get the link by asking your student council representatives or you can find the link and QR code outside Mr. Bulava's classroom.
  5. Girls Basketball Open Gyms, for those not currently in a varsity sport, start on Monday through October:  Mondays 7 - 8 pm, Thursdays 3:30 - 5 pm, and Saturdays 10 - 11:30 am. Contact Coach Andrews if you are unable to attend a session. 
  6. Pick up permission forms and sign up for LuHi’s Oct. 6th Blood Drive in the school office.

 Soccer Update:

In game two of the Crusader Classic, LuHi defeated Athens 2-0. At the half, the score was tied 0-0, but the Crusaders stayed positive and with 17 minutes left in the game got a beautiful cross from Reece B. to Landon S. who then put the ball in the back of the net.  LuHi then continued to dominate and with 2:25 left in the game Reece took a pass from Landon W. and hit a pill of a shot, for a 2-0 lead. Another strong effort on defense produced another shut out. The Crusaders play Thursday at 4 vs. Macon. Come on out and support the team.

 Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ Home vs. Meridian- 4:00

Freshman, JV & Varsity Volleyball @ Home vs. Lincolnwood beginning at 5:00pm - Tonight’s theme is white out


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Joy

Bible Verse:  Acts 2:28:  “You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Juniors Max C. and Ethan T.

  1. Tomorrow is Class Color Day - Seniors - Blue; Juniors - Black; Sophomores - Purple; Freshmen - Pink; and Staff - Red.  We will be on an adjusted schedule for afternoon games both tomorrow and Friday.  Schedules are posted around the building.  Lunches will again be during 6th hour both days.

As of lunch yesterday, the Seniors are in the lead with 275 points, Juniors have 225, Freshmen 

             200, and Sophomores have 100 points.  There are still a lot of opportunities coming up this week to gain 

             points for your class!

  1. Student Council Members who were not at this morning’s meeting, please check the Google Classroom for the set-up time this Saturday for the Spirit Dance.  Also for all students, if you want to contribute to the song list for Saturday’s Spirit Dance, you can get the link by asking your student council representative or you can find the link and QR code outside Mr. Bulava's classroom.
  2. Freshmen who ordered a Class T-Shirt must turn in your $8 to Mrs. McCulley by tomorrow at noon. 
  3. Sophomore ring order collection is Friday before school from 7:30-7:55am in the Chapel Lobby.
  4. We will finish off Spirit Week with a dance for LuHi students ONLY on Saturday from 7-10pm in the Gym.  The cost is $5, it’s casual dress, mask and breathalyzer are required to enter the building.  No entry after 7:30pm and refer to the handbook for the policy on leaving early.
  5. Qualifying juniors or seniors who wish to apply for membership in National Honor Society must submit proper documentation to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15th.  Forms are located outside of Mark. Please contact Mrs. Quigg if you have any questions.  Students who want to transfer service hours to NHS must come see Mrs. Conner in the school office no later than noon on Tuesday, Oct. 12th.

 Cross Country Update:

Our Cross County team traveled to Pittsfield last night for the Toby Elledge Invitational. They came in with high spirits and ready to run.  The girls came out with a fast first mile and all finished as medalists.  All freshmen, Elianna T. finished in 9th, Greenlee D. - 5th, and Rebecca A. - 4th. All three of the girls set Personal Records during the race. The boys race had an electric start with the leader from Riverton breaking the course record set by former Crusader, Zach F.  At the end of the race, Juniors Elijah K. finished 5th and Ethan T. - 8th.  All of our finishers were in the top 10 of each race.  Great job, Crusaders!

Volleyball Update:

The JV battled with a tough Nokomis team, but lost a close match,  25-22, 25-22. 

 The Varsity volleyball team came out in domination over Nokomis in a conference win.  The girls were led in kills by Kaleigh with 8, Makenna with 5, and Ali with 4!  The Saders move to 15-1 on the year. 

 Today’s Activities:

Senior and Junior Parent/Guardian meetings with Mr. Rollins - Senior parents at 7:00/Junior parents at 8:00 in the Chapel

Soccer @ Home vs. Athens- 4:30


7th Hour Announcements

All Spiritual Life members leading chapel at Our Savior's tomorrow, make sure you fill out and turn in your planned absence forms before the end of the day. Please be at school tomorrow morning by 7:20am for our departure to OS.

Sophomores: if you have not yet picked up your class t-shirt, see Ashlyn White immediately after school in the Learning Commons.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Joy

Bible Verse:  James 1-2:  “Conisder it pure joy, my brothers and sisters whenever you face trials of many kinds.”

Happy Birthday yesterday to: our new LuHi student, Alexander S.   and today to:  Sophomore Maggie K. and Freshman Gabe H.

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the Cross Country Team after 7th hour class.   
  2. Tomorrow is Frat vs. Farmer Day.  Dress as a fraternity boy, sorority girl, or a farmer.  We are on a normal late Wednesday schedule.
  3. There is a Student Council meeting tomorrow morning at 8:15am in Mr. Bulava’s classroom.  You must enter through the WEST school entrance.
  4. Freshmen who ordered a Class T-Shirt must turn in your $8 to Mrs. McCulley by Thursday at noon. You will not get your shirt until you pay for it.
  5. Juniors and Seniors, please remind your parents that there are parent/guardian meetings TOMORROW evening in the Chapel.  The Senior parent meeting is at 7:00pm and the Junior parent meeting is at 8:00pm.
  6. Sophomore ring order collection is this Friday before school from 7:30-7:55am in the Chapel Lobby.
  7. Please, help save a life!  The Bloodmobile will be here in just 2 weeks, and there is only 1 person signed up.   Students 16 and older may donate and ALL STUDENTS must have a permission form signed by your parent/guardian regardless of age. Pick up a permission form and sign up to donate in the school office. 

Soccer Update:

In yesterday’s soccer action, the Crusaders won a big game over Stauton. When the bright lights hit the team, they played their best in passing, defending, and finishing. The goals were scored just like grapes, they came in bunches. Leo L. scored 25 minutes into the game off a great pass from Mason K. Less than a minute later, Duncan S. scored off a pass from Reece B., followed by Landon S. off a pass from Landon W.  After halftime, Duncan scored 2 goals off brilliant passes from Reece. The defense was in top form and posted another shutout, 5-0.  Great job, team!

 Today’s Activities:

Cross Country @ Pittsfield High School - 4:30

JV/V Volleyball @ Home vs. Nokomis beginning at 6:00pm   -Come dressed in your Neon colors from spirit day and cheer on your Lady Crusader team in their conference match-up against Nokomis!


7th Hour Announcements

Thank you to the Senior Girls for their hard work decorating the school for Spirit Week! The school looks great!

Just a reminder that tomorrow is Neon colors day.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, September 20, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Joy

Bible Verse:  John 15:1:  “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. IT’S SPIRIT WEEK!!!!  Dress up days, games, earning points for your class (who will hold the rights to Clay the Crusader?!), and lots and lots of fun.  Tomorrow is Out of this World Color Day.  Dress in bright neon colors!  Tomorrow is a regular Tuesday schedule.
  2. During this week only on Monday, Thursday and Friday, lunches will be during 6th hour.  1st lunch is: Life Skills, Trig, Physical Science, Religion 10/11 and Language Lab.  2nd lunch is: Conceptual Geometry, Study Hall, PE, Spanish 2, Publications, and Painting.
  3. Jostens will be here today at break to meet with ALL Sophomores. Come directly to the Chapel when the bell rings after 3rd hour.  Class ring order forms will be collected on Friday morning from 7:30-7:55 in the Chapel Lobby.
  4. Qualifying junior or senior students who wish to apply for membership in the Lutheran High School Chapter of the National Honor Society must submit proper documentation to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021.  Forms are located outside of Mark. Please contact Mrs. Quigg if you have any questions.  Students who want to transfer hours to NHS must come see Mrs. Conner in the school office no later than noon on Tuesday, Oct. 12th.
  5. Girls NOT in a Varsity sport who want to play basketball: Open Gyms at LuHi will start Sept 27 through the month of Oct. on Monday evenings from 7 - 8 pm, Thursdays from 3:30 - 5 pm, and Saturday mornings from 10 - 11:30 am. Please contact Coach Andrews to let him know if you are unable to attend a session.  If you need contact info, see Mrs. McCulley or ask in the office.

Football Update:

Couldn’t be more proud of the Routt Rockets. Down 12-0 and in the sweltering heat, persevered and came out on top. 32-26. Way to be a team and not individuals. 

 Volleyball Update:

The Girls JV team hosted their tournament and finished 2nd in pool play.  They played for 3rd, but lost to a tough Williamsville team.   

The Varsity team traveled to New Berlin for a 16-team tournament of some of the toughest 1A/2A teams in the area and finished 2nd. They went 4-0, making it to the championship game.  They fell to a very good Augusta Southeastern team.   The girls had a great weekend of play.  Congrats to Makenna and Kaleigh for making the All-Tournament team.  The girls are 13-1 and continue conference play this week on Tuesday and Thursday at home.  Please come support the team!!

 Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ Home vs Staunton - 4:30pm


7th Hour Announcements

All Spiritual Life members, please check your Google Classroom page. The list of who will be leading chapel at Our Savior's next Wednesday has been posted. For those on the list, mark your calendars now….we will be meeting before school on Monday at 7:15AM to prepare. If you are on the OS list, attendance is required if you wish to go.

Also, there are adjusted schedules on Monday, Thursday and Friday next week for Spirit Week. This puts lunches during 6th hour. We will announce those on Monday morning, but be aware that lunches are later on those days, so plan your breakfasts accordingly.

Today’s Activities:

VARSITY Volleyball Tournament at New Berlin. LuHi plays at 4:30, 7:30 & 9:30pm

Soccer vs. Lincolnwood @ Terry Todt Field - Raymond Park - 5:30pm

Saturday’s Activities:

Varsity Volleyball Tournament continues at New Berlin

JV Volleyball Crusader Classic beginning at 9:00am

Football vs. Unity at MacMurray College - 1:00pm

And finally, ALL Juniors, if you have not already paid, you need to give your $11 t-shirt money to Anna Schleyhan by the end of school today.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, September 17, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Servanthood

Bible Verse:  Mark 10:45:  “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to save His life as a ransom for many.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Today is the last day to vote for Kaleigh at sj-r.com and Makenna at channel1450.com.
  2. Jostens will be here on Monday to meet with the Sophomores during break regarding class ring orders.  Class ring order collection will then be next Friday, Sept. 24th before school.
  3. Spirit Week starts Monday!!!  Monday’s theme dress day is Space Character Day:  dress up as your favorite space character, either real or fictional.  Remember to maintain the spirit of the dress code when selecting your attire.  We will be on an adjusted bell schedule for afternoon games.

 This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Kaleigh B. in Chemistry for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, excellent academic performance in aceing the first Chem test!; and also in Trigonometry for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive effort in class or on homework.

 Anna S. in Spanish 3 for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.  Anna taught Ms. Walters how to project a Kahoot game to the class!

 Joshua P. in Algebra 2 for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive effort in class or on homework.

 Also nominated:  Ethan T. in Trigonometry

 This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Leo L. in soccer.  He had 2 goals and 2 assists in helping LuHi go 2-0. 

Elijah K. and Becca A. in cross country for a great race at Porta and finishing as top racers.

Today’s Activities:

VARSITY Volleyball Tournament at New Berlin.  LuHi plays at 4:30, 7:30 & 9:30pm

Soccer vs Lincolnwood @ Terry Todt Field - Raymond Park - 5:30pm

Saturday’s Activities:

Varsity Volleyball Tournament continues at New Berlin

JV Volleyball Crusader Classic beginning at 9:00am

Football vs. Unity at MacMurray College - 1:00pm


DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Servanthood

Bible Verse:  1 Peter 2:16:  “Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Handbook reminder:  Headphones are not to be worn at any point during the school day; this includes study hall.  Refer to the Electronic Device section of the handbook.
  2. Keep voting for Kaleigh at sj-r.com and Makenna at channel1450.com.
  3. Spirit Week is next week.  See the posters around the building.  Remember that all attire must stay within the spirit of the dress code.

Girls NOT in a Varsity sport who want to play basketball: Open Gyms at LuHi will be held from Sept 27 through the month of Oct. on Monday evenings from 7 - 8 pm, Thursday after school from 3:30 - 5 pm, and Saturday mornings from 10 - 11:30 am. Please contact Coach Andrews to let him know if you are unable to attend a session.  If you need contact info, see Mrs. McCulley or ask in the office.

7th Hour Announcement

Handbook reminder: Headphones are not to be worn at any point during the school day; this includes study hall. Refer to the Electronic Device section of the handbook for the full policy.

Juniors: Please turn in your $11 class t-shirt money to Anna S by Friday.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Servanthood

Bible Verse:  Colossians 3:17:  “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. All Spiritual Life members need to see Mr. Zander before leaving school today.
  2. Honor Card applications are due to Mr. Klug’s mailbox by 3:10pm today.
  3. Vote for Kaleigh B. at www.sj-r.com and Makenna C. at channel1450.com all week long!  
  4. Spirit Week is next week.  See the posters around the building for dress themes and dance information.
  5. For girls interested in playing basketball who are currently NOT participating in a Varsity sport: Starting Sept. 27 thru the month of Oct., Open Gym for Girls Basketball will be held on Monday evenings from 7 - 8 pm, Thursday after school from 3:30 - 5 pm and Saturday mornings from 10 - 11:30 am. All sessions will be held at LuHi. Please contact Coach Andrews to let him know if you are unable to attend a session.  You can get his contact information from the school office or Coach McCulley.
  6. The Central Illinois Bloodmobile will be here on Oct 6th. Students 16 and older are eligible to participate.  EVERYONE needs a permission form signed by your parents. Sign up in the school office or use the QR code included in the Ledger.
  7. Jostens will be here on Monday to meet with the Sophomores during break regarding class ring orders.  Class ring order collection will then be next Friday, Sept. 24th before school.

7th Hour Announcements

Kaleigh B. is now a nominee for SJ-R’s Sports Player of the Week. Vote for her at www.sj-r.com. So vote for Kaleigh at SJ-R and Makenna at channel1450.com all week! Way to go girls!

Spirit Week is next week, September 20-25th. Please see the posters placed around the building for theme dress days and dance information. Here’s a quick rundown….

Monday SPACE CHARACTER DAY

Dress up as your favorite space character either real or fictional

There will be end of day games. We will be on an adjusted schedule.

Tuesday OUT OF THIS WORLD COLOR DAY

Dress up in bright neon colored clothes. Normal schedule.

Wednesday FRAT/SORORITY VS. FARMER

Dress up as a frat boy, sorority girl, or a farmer. Normal schedule.

Thursday COLOR COORDINATION DAY

Each class is assigned a color... Seniors: Blue; Juniors: Black; Sophomores: Purple; Freshmen: Pink

End of day games. We will be on an adjusted schedule.

Friday SCHOOL & CLASS SPIRIT DAY

Dress up in school colors or your class t-shirt

End of day games. We will be on an adjusted schedule.

Saturday SPIRIT WEEK DANCE

7-10pm in the Gym, entry cost is $5, casual dress, NO GUESTS, masks and breathalyzer required to enter the building

See the flyers posted around the school and check the student handbook for rules regarding arriving late & leaving early from school dances.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Servanthood

Bible Verse:  John 12:26:  “If anyone serves me, he must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also.  If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Abigail B.

  1. Vote for Makenna C. for Primer Time Performer this week on channel1450.com.  She is the only female athlete on the list this week!  Let’s vote her to the top!  
  2. Mr. Klug is accepting Honor Card applications in his mailbox until 3:10pm tomorrow.
  3. Jostens will be here on Monday to meet with the Sophomores during break regarding class ring orders.  Class ring order collection will then be next Friday, Sept. 24th before school.

 Soccer Update:

The soccer team traveled to Taylorville and played a strong game to win 9-0. Miles K. and Reece B. each finished with a hat trick, Leo L. recorded a goal, and Duncan S. had 4 assists. The defense was rock solid to post another shutout.  Great job, team! Way to be some junk yard dogs !


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, September 13, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Servanthood

Bible Verse:  Luke 22:27:  “For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves?  Is it not one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the soccer team at 2:30 and the football team at 2:50.
  2. Class meetings today at break.  Seniors to Mrs. Koopman’s room, Juniors to the Chapel, Sophomores to Ms. Ericson’s room, and Freshmen to the Gym.  This is the last class meeting before Spirit Week.  Spirit Week has been moved to Sept. 25-Oct. 1.  More information at the end of this week. 
  3. Student Council will meet tomorrow morning at 7:15am in Mr. Bulava's room, Ezra (Rm 102). Please enter the school through the West doors. All student council members should attend to help plan Spirit Week activities, including the new Freshmen representatives.  Congratulations to: Madalyn P., Greenlee D., and Allyson B.
  4. Play rehearsal will take place as scheduled after school today.
  5. LuHi is hosting the Central IL Bloodmobile on Oct. 6 from 8:30-11:30 for those age 16 and older.  ALL STUDENTS, regardless of age, must have a parent permission form signed and returned to the school office to sign up.  There are two different permission slips (one for those age 16, and one for ages 17 and older) and the sign up sheet in the school office.  Information about the blood drive, both permission forms, and a QR code to sign up will also be included in the Ledger going home early this week.

 Cross Country Update:

The cross country team competed well at Petersburg PORTA on a beautiful Saturday morning. This was especially encouraging, as we ran there earlier in the season and our runners bettered competitors from earlier in the season.   In the first race, our girls competed with season and career bests at 3 miles from Becca A. (5th place), Greenlee D., and Eliana T.   In the boys race, Elijah K. finished (7th place), with Ethan T. and Alex R. following.   All runners  finished in the top half of each race. In addition, Becca and Elijah medaled for their efforts.  We look forward to our upcoming meets, on Tuesday, September 21 at Pittsfield and Saturday, September 25 at Lincoln Park. 

 Swim/Dive Update:

At her first Invitational this past weekend, the Capitol City Invite, Abigail B. took 1st place in the Varsity Event, scoring 377.75 in her 11 dives.

 Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ Taylorville High School - 4:30

Also, looking ahead, tomorrow night’s volleyball games have been postponed.


7th Hour Announcements

Sophomores, turn in your t-shirt money to Ashlyn White BEFORE you leave school today.

There will be class meetings on Monday during break time. This will be the last class meeting before Spirit Week! Spirit Week has been postponed to the following week, Sept 25-Oct 1. More information will be in the Ledger and toward the end of next week’s announcements.

Stop by Ace Hardware on Wabash Ave tomorrow from 10-2 to get your car cleaned to support our LuHi boys basketball team and cheerleaders!

Finally, be sure to come out to the soccer field today at 4pm for the game and Senior Recognition Night!

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, September 10, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Spirit

Bible Verse:  Nehemiah 9:20:  “You gave your good spirit to instruct them.  You did not withhold your manna from their mouths, and you gave them water for their thirst.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. ALL Sophomores – Remember to turn in your $12 class t-shirt money to Ashlyn White by the end of the school day TODAY.  
  2. Spirit T-Shirt designs due to Mr. Bulava today no later than 3:30.
  3. Basketball & Cheerleader carwash tomorrow at the Wabash Ave. Ace Hardware from 10-2.

 Soccer Update:

If you missed the soccer game, it’s hard to describe the great comeback by the Crusaders. The score was tied at 1 at halftime off an awesome header by Mason K. from a corner taken by Reece B. But LuHi went down 3-1 with just over 21 minutes left to play. These Crusaders never gave up and got a goal back by Landon S. off an assist from Reece.  Leo L. scored to tie the game at 3 off an assist from Duncan S. Lutheran had some great chances, but could not find another goal and the game ended in a tie 3-3. Come out to the field this afternoon at 4:00 to watch the game and join in honoring our seniors.

 Volleyball Update:

Volleyball traveled to Petersburg for a non-conference match-up with the BlueJays.  The freshmen came out taking game1, losing game 2, and finishing 10-11 in game 3 before time was called.  Great work, girls!

 The JV team faced a very tough Porta team losing in 2.  We saw some good hustle plays, but Porta was a bit bigger at the net.

 The varsity team came out in complete domination in game 1, but the BlueJays found some holes in the defense to take game 2.  With some adjustments and great play, the Saders took control of the 3rd game, and  even with a little fight by Porta in the end, it didn’t rattle the Saders and they won in 3.  The girls were led in kills by Makenna with 16, Kaleigh with 14, and Ali with 8.  The defense was incredible: Kaleigh had 30 digs, Makenna had 25, and Anna 21!! Caleina had 40 assists and Kaleigh had 9 aces on the night. 

Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ Home vs. Mt. Pulaski - 4:00.  It’s Senior Night!!!  Come watch the game and then join the seniors in celebrating the hard work they’ve put in over their LuHi career! 

Football @ Beardstown Jr/Sr High School - 7:00pm

Saturday’s Activities:

JV Volleyball at SHG Tournament.  LuHi’s first game is at 8:30am

Cross Country Invitational @ Petersburg - 10:00am

Soccer @ Home vs. Litchfield - 10:00am

 This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Rebecca A. in Religion for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework; and in PE for recording the fastest girls mile time in the Fitness testing.

Senior Abigail B. in Religion for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and excellent academic performance with a high score on the first quiz of the year.

Junior Ethan T. in PE for recording the fastest boys mile time in the Fitness testing.

 This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Mason K. in soccer for great defense and 1 awesome header for a goal in a 3-3 draw.

The entire Varsity Volleyball team.  The girls are 9-0 and are winning every game because of the cohesiveness of the team.  Each girl shines at times, but the whole team deserves recognition this week!

Finally, in observance….

In the years since September 11th, 2001, this date has been officially designated, Patriots’ Day...a day to remember those who were killed or injured in the terrorist attacks on our country’s soil, a day when first responders and common men and women alike became heroes, and a day to remember all of those who have been involved in the War on Terror since that date.  

Students, although none of you were even born on this dark day in our country’s history, you still feel the effects of 9/11, but you probably don’t even know it.  Take some time to talk with someone who is old enough to remember what happened...take some time today and tomorrow to lift up in prayer for those who were, and continue to be, affected by the tragedy...take some time to think about this day in our history which so changed our worldview.   This is a day for us to remind you, our next generation, to stay vigilant in defending our country, our liberty, and our way of life. 

Each year on 9/11, we stand together, and proclaim, "never forget", and we thank our Lord because we are blessed to live in this land!!


7th Hour Announcements

ALL Sophomores – Remember to turn in your $12.00 class t-shirt money to Ashlyn White by the end of the school day tomorrow.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Spirit

Bible Verse:  1 Samuel 10:6:  “And the Spirit of the Lord will come powerfully upon you, and you will prophesy with them, and you will be changed into a different person.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. 5th hour Geometry class is to report to Mr. Zander’s classroom.
  2. Spirit T-Shirt designs due tomorrow to Mr. Bulava.
  3. Soccer Senior Day is tomorrow after the game.
  4. Basketball & Cheerleader carwash on Saturday at the Wabash Ave. Ace Hardware from 10-2.

 Soccer Update:

The Crusaders soccer team hit the road facing a strong Warrensburg-Latham team. Both teams came out strong and LuHi had a great look on goal in the first half that was saved by their keeper. Warrensburg-Latham was able to score twice before the end of the half. LuHi came into the 2nd half fired up, dominating the first 10 minutes, but could not find the back of the net. Warrensburg scored again, with an answer by LuHi on a nice finish from Duncan S. Warrensburg finished off the game with a 4-1 win. LuHi is back in action today.  Come out and cheer on your Crusader team.

Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ Home vs. Riverton - 4:30

Freshman, JV, and Varsity Volleyball @ Petersburg beginning at 5:00pm


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Spirit

Bible Verse:  Genesis 1:2:  “Now, the Earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Miles K.

  1. Spirit T-Shirt designs are due to Mr. Bulava by Friday @ 3:30. 
  2. Soccer Senior Day is this Friday. Come watch the game and  join the seniors in celebrating their hard work at LuHi! 
  3. The Boys Basketball team and the Cheerleaders are hosting a carwash this Saturday at Ace Hardware on Wabash from 10am-2pm.   Come support your teams while getting your car cleaned!

Volleyball Update:

-The Freshman Volleyball team played a hard fought match, but lost a thriller 27-29 to start the evening.

-The JV team took Routt to 3, but couldn’t handle the serving at the end of the match.

-Finally, the Varsity girls came out in complete domination to win 25-14, 25-13 over the Routt Rockets.   The girls played amazing as a team and continue to gel each game.  Great work, Lady Saders! 

 Today’s Activities:

Soccer at Maroa Forsyth vs. Warrensburg-Latham - 6:15pm.  Please note that this is a time and location change from the original schedule.

Service Hour Opportunities:

There are still 3 upcoming service hour opportunities….

  1. Our Savior’s needs help in the nursery on Wednesday nights during their Crossroads program from 6:00 - 6:45.  The 1st session runs from Sept 15 to Oct 13.
  2. Good Shepherd needs childcare for its visioning session on Sept 19th from 10:30-11:30am.
  3. Senior Olympics - many volunteer opportunities, but specifically Sept 18 & 19.

Come to the school office if you would like contact information on any of these opportunities.


7th Hour Announcements

Math Mana after school in Mrs. Koopman’s classroom

Fall Play cast reveal and full read-thru from 3:30-5:00 in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.

For tonight’s Volleyball games vs. Routt, there is also a Freshman game starting at 5:00, followed by JV then Varsity.

Last call for Seniors interested in representing LuHi and Springfield on the Mayor’s Youth Council. See Mr. Rollins by lunch tomorrow if interested.

Please remind your parents that there is a Crusader Aider meeting tomorrow night at 6pm in the school cafeteria.

Student meetings tomorrow morning ….8:00am Student Council meeting in Mr. Bulava’s room, then an 8:30am NHS meeting in Mrs. Quigg’s room. Everyone must enter through the WEST entrance.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Spirit

Bible Verse:  John 16:13:  “But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth.  He will not speak on His own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Alyssa S.

  1. Math Mana starts today after school in Mrs. Koopman’s classroom.
  2. Also today from 3:30-5:00pm is the Fall Play cast reveal and full cast read through in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.
  3. NHS meets tomorrow morning at 8:30am in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom (Mark, Room 112).
  4. All student council members will meet tomorrow morning at 8:00am in Mr. Bulava's room (Ezra, Room 102). Enter the school through the west doors. We will be discussing plans and events for the Fall Spirit Week.  All NHS members will need to move to Mrs. Quigg’s classroom in time to begin the 8:30 NHS meeting.
  5. Seniors, who are Springfield residents, interested in representing LuHi at the Springfield Mayor’s Youth Council once a month from September through April should see Mr. Rollins by lunch tomorrow.  
  6. Spirit T-Shirt designs are due to Mr. Bulava by Friday @ 3:30. 
  7. Soccer Senior Day is this Friday. Please join in celebrating all of the seniors’ hard work during their high school career.  The seniors will be recognized after the 4:00 game.

Today’s Activities:

Volleyball @ Home vs. Routt - Freshman game at 5:00, JV at 6:00 & Varsity at approx. 7:15pm.  Tonight is a BLACKOUT!  Come to tonight’s game dressed in black to support your Lady Crusaders teams.

Service Hour Opportunity:

If you like to work with children, here is the service hour opportunity for you. Our Savior’s needs student volunteers to help the adult leader watch children in the nursery during their Wednesday Crossroads program. You would watch the kids from 6:00 - 6:45pm, but get credit for the entire hour.   If you are interested, contact Mr. Springer at joel.springer@oursaviors-school.org. 

Crossroad Session Dates:

Session 1 runs from September 15 - October 13

Session 2 runs from October 20 - November 17

There will also be sessions after Christmas break, but those dates will be given closer to Christmas.


7th Hour Announcements

This message is for Seniors:  are you interested in representing Lutheran High School at the Springfield Mayor's Youth Council?  Students sitting on the council must be Springfield residents.  The council meets once a month, after school, September through April, with the first meeting on Sept. 22nd.  If interested or have questions, see Mr. Rollins by Wednesday at lunch.

Remember:  Spiritual Life will meet on Tuesday morning at 7:30am in the Chapel.  This will be the last notice of this meeting since Monday is a holiday.

Also on Tuesday, after school, is the Fall Play cast reveal and full play read-thru.

Have a wonderful, long weekend!

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, September 3, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Encouragement

Bible Verse:  Romans 12:8:  “If it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Bianca A.

  1. Leadership Team Leaders will meet in the Language Lab (Room 114) at break today.  Everyone else has a break during that time.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the soccer team at 2:05 for their trip to Bloomington.
  3. Spiritual Life will meet on Tuesday morning at 7:30am in the Chapel.  Please mark it in your calendars now as this is the morning after a holiday!
  4. NHS will meet on Wednesday morning at 8:30am in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom (Mark, Room 112).
  5. This is the last day to vote, LuHi!!!!  Kaleigh on channel1450.com (closes at 5pm) and Makenna at SJ-R.com (closes at Noon).
  6. Have artistic talent?  Take some time this weekend to design this year’s Spirit T-Shirt!  You could win a $100 gift card!  Designs are due to Mr. Bulava by Friday @ 3:30. Remember, our school verse for this year, James 1:2-3, is your inspiration and the design must be in dress code.
  7. Tuesday after school is the Fall Play cast reveal and full cast read through from 3:30-5:00pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.
  8. The Honor Card list is posted outside Mr. Klug’s classroom, on the bulletin board in the Commons, and outside the school office.  If your name is on the list, come to the school office to get your Honor Card.  If you have questions as to why you did not receive an Honor Card, please see Mr. Klug when he is NOT teaching.
  9. There is NO SCHOOL on Monday in observance of Labor Day.  Please use some of your time off to research WHY you have the day off.

 This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Juniors Abigail O. and Elijah K. in Environmental Science for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude.

 This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Caleb S., in Soccer for excellent 1v1 marking during the Carlinville tourney and helping LuHi to its 3rd place finish.

 The Varsity Volleyball team for winning the Crusader Classic - the first time in 10 years!  Great team effort.

 Today’s Activities:

-Fall Play Auditions - 3:30-4:30; Callbacks 4:30-5:00(if needed) in the Chapel.  The chapel will be opened at

   3:15 for students to start completing audition forms.

-Soccer vs. Calvary Christian Academy, Normal IL located at 1017 N School Street, Normal - 4:30pm

-Football @ Carrollton - 7:00pm

There are no Saturday, Sunday, or Monday activities.  Enjoy your long weekend!!


DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Encouragement

Bible Verse:  Romans 15:5:  “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Brett W.

  1. Keep voting LuHi!!!! Kaleigh B. on channel1450.com (voting closes Friday at 5pm) and Makenna C. at S-JR (https://www.sj-r.com/story/sports/high-school/2021/08/31/ihsa-sports-vote-sj-rs-athlete-week-aug-23-28/5635888001/  or just Google SJR athlete of the week).  SJ-R voting closes Friday at Noon.
  1. Submissions for the Student Council T-shirt design contest are due to Mr. Bulava by next Friday @ 3:30.  See Mr. Bulava with questions.
  2. The administration has called for tomorrow to be a FREE dress down day!  This means you may wear sweatpants or athletic shorts (of appropriate length!).  NO LEGGINGS unless appropriately covered with a skirt or shirt of appropriate length - as stated in the Handbook.  All clothing is to be modest and in the spirit of the dress code.  IF you are not sure what to wear, or not sure if what you want to wear is appropriate, ASK!  See Mr. Klug or come to the school office IN ADVANCE.

Soccer Update:

The LuHi soccer team traveled to Carlinville to play Lincolnwood in the tournament’s 3rd place game. The Crusaders came out ready taking the lead on a goal from Reece B. Lincolnwood came back to tie the score at 1-1 going into halftime. The team was hungry for the second half, and off a pill of a free kick, Duncan S. put LuHi back on top just 44 seconds into the second half. Great defense shut down Lincolnwood and the Crusaders came home with the 3rd place hardware. Great job, men !

Today’s Activities:

Fall Play Auditions - 3:30-5:00 in the Chapel.  The chapel will be opened at 3:15 for students to start completing audition forms.

Tonight’s volleyball games have been postponed.  Watch the online calendar for the rescheduled date once determined.

Volunteer Opportunity:

Illinois Senior Olympics - signup on their website, www.ilseniorolympics.org.  Links are listed underneath each individual event.

7th Hour Announcements

StuCo will meet after school today.

And the FINAL REMINDER: School and Sports pictures are tomorrow. School pics will start at approximately 8:15 beginning with 1st hour PE and then work through classrooms from there. Senior Sports pictures will begin at approx. 2:30. Mrs. McCulley will personally go around to classes to collect the Senior athletes as they are needed for pictures. Finally, ALL athletes need to remember their team gear for pictures.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Encouragement

Bible Verse:  Philemon 1:7:  “Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Student Council meets after school today in Mr. Bulava’s room.
  2. Keep voting for Kaleigh Bergschneider on channel1450.com, but ALSO just posted... vote for Makenna Cox as the S-JR athlete of the week at https://www.sj-r.com/story/sports/high-school/2021/08/31/ihsa-sports-vote-sj-rs-athlete-week-aug-23-28/5635888001/ or just Google SJR athlete of the week.
  3. School and Sports pictures tomorrow. Seniors:  remember to bring jeans, your FAVORITE LuHi shirt, and sneakers.  Students will be called by class, beginning with 1st hour PE as soon as the photographer is ready.
  4. Fall play auditions are Thursday and Friday after school.  All are welcome! See Mr. Zander with questions.
  5. Submissions for the Student Council T-shirt design contest are due by Friday, Sept. 10th @ 3:30 p.m. to Mr. Bulava either physically or through email (a.bulava@spiluhi.org).  See Mr. Bulava with questions.

Soccer Update:

The Crusader soccer team returned to action in the final pool play game of the Carlinville Tourney vs. Athens. The team played a strong all-around game coming away with a 3-0 victory. Scoring goals for LuHi were Landon W., Orlando J., and Mason K.  Reese B. had 2 assists. DJ T. was in net for the shutout. The Crusaders play for 3rd place tonight at 6pm in Carlinville. Thanks to all the fans who came out to support the team. Great job, team!

Volleyball Update:

Girls volleyball traveled to Pawnee to claim a conference win.  The girls were led in kills by Kaleigh with 10 and Ali and Makenna each pitched in 5. Caleina led the team with 22 assists! Final score 25-12, 25-13.  The Crusaders are back in action Thursday night..and it’s a BLACKOUT theme!  Students, wear Black to support your Lady Crusaders team!! 

Today’s Activities:

Soccer - vs. Lincolnwood at Carlinville - 6:00pm

Volunteer Opportunity:

Illinois Senior Olympics is looking for many volunteers, especially on the following dates:  September 18th for Swimming, a 12:30pm start, and September 19th for Track and Field, and 8:30am start.  Signup available on their website, www.ilseniorolympics.org.  Signup links are listed underneath each individual event on the schedule on their homepage.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Encouragement

Bible Verse:  2 Thessalonians 2:16-17:  “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the Cross Country athletes at 2:35 today for their meet in Jacksonville.
  2. Honor Card applications are due to Mr. Klug’s mailbox by 3:10pm today.  Freshmen and transfer students are eligible to apply at 2nd semester.
  3. Remember to vote for Kaleigh B. at channel1450.com for Prime Time Performer of the Week!  You can vote every 12 hours and on multiple devices!
  4. School and Sports pictures will be taken on Thursday.  School pictures in the morning; Sports pictures after school. For the Senior Sports Portraits, beginning approx. 2:30pm, seniors are to bring jeans, your FAVORITE LuHi shirt, and sneakers.
  5. Fall play auditions are Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00pm and Friday from 3:30-4:30.  Callbacks, if needed, will be on Friday from 4:30-5:00. All are welcome! See Mr. Zander with questions.
  6. Now announcing….a T-shirt design contest!!:  Student Council is calling on all students and LuHi supporters to design a Spirit T-shirt for this school year. All designs must draw inspiration from our theme verse, James 1:2-3, and follow the spirit of the dress code to be considered. The T-shirt designs will be judged and the winner selected by the faculty.  The winner will receive a $100 gift card of the student's choice from our Shopper’s Blessings Scrip program selections. The winning design will be used on this year's Spirit Shirt that students and supporters alike can purchase. The profits from the sale of the shirts will raise funds for student council events and service projects. See Mr. Bulava for more information.  All designs must be given to Mr. Bulava either physically or through email (a.bulava@spiluhi.org) by Friday, Sept. 10th @ 3:30 p.m.
  7. Students with missing handbook signature pages are meeting in the Chapel today to directly communicate that they will not be allowed to attend classes beginning tomorrow morning at 8am until the form is received.  An email with this information was sent home to the parents yesterday.

 Today’s Activities:

Cross Country at Jacksonville Community Park - 4:30

Soccer - Carlinville Tournament at North Mac vs. Athens - 5:00

Volleyball at Pawnee - 6:00 & 7:15


7th Hour Announcements

Our very own Kaleigh B. is a candidate for RadioChannel1450’s Prime Time Performer of the Week! Please go vote for her at channel1450.com ! You can vote every 12 hours and on multiple devices! Go, Saders!

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, August 30, 2021

Word of the Week is: Encouragement

Bible Verse: Romans 15:4: “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures, we might have hope.”

Happy Birthday today to:

  1. Class meetings today during break. Seniors to Mrs. Koopman’s classroom (The “New” Numbers, Room 115), Juniors to the Chapel, Sophomores to Ms. Ericson’s room (Proverbs, Room 103), and Freshmen to the Gym.
  2. There are still outstanding Handbook signature pages. Again, this is a requirement of your enrollment at LuHi. Students without a signed form will be withheld from classes beginning 8am Wednesday morning.
  3. School and Sports pictures will be taken on Thursday. Picture order form, with payment, is to be handed directly to the photographer. School pictures will be taken in the morning; Sports pictures after school. For the Senior Sports Portraits, beginning approx. 2:30pm, seniors are to bring jeans, your FAVORITE LuHi shirt, and sneakers.
  4. Auditions for LuHi’s Fall play will be held after school Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00pm and Friday from 3:30-4:30. Callbacks, if needed, will be on Friday from 4:30-5:00. All are welcome! If you have questions, please see Mr. Zander (Revelation, Room 101).
  5. Honor Card applications are now being accepted in Mr. Klug’s mailbox in the school office until 3:10pm tomorrow. Reminder that all Freshmen and transfer students must wait until 2nd semester to apply.

Football Update:

The boys Varsity football team played an amazing game against Pleasant Hill on Saturday and came out with a win in their season opener, 52 - 14. The players representing Lutheran High School are Juniors, Christian L. and Eli O., Sophomore Jordan J., and Freshman Gabe H. Come out to support them at Freesen Field in Jacksonville for their next home game on Saturday, September 18th at 1pm.

Soccer Update:

The Crusaders traveled to Carlinville for the Kickoff classic and went 1-1 on the day. LuHi opened up with a strong Carlinville team and started strong, but fell 6-0. In the second game vs. Litchfield, LuHi scored 1:45 into the game on a goal by Duncan S. off a great pass from Caleb S. The Crusaders created 16 more shots before halftime, but couldn’t find the back of the net. LuHi scored 3 more goals in the 2nd half to win 4-1. 2nd half goals were recorded by Miles K., Duncan S., and Landon S. Leo L. had 2 assists and O. J. recorded 1. LuHi returns to action on Tuesday at North Mac vs. Athens at 5:00pm for their last pool play game.

Volleyball Update:

The girls VB team went 4-0 and beat a big Springfield High team in 2 sets to win the Crusader Classic for the first time in 10 years (since 2011!!). The girls played well as a team and showed what they are made of. Congrats to Makenna and Kaleigh for making the All-Tournament team! Thank you to ALL the fans, Beach Fans Friday and Frat Kids Saturday - your energy is so fun and the girls and coaches feed off of that. Continue to show God’s love in the way you cheer because you are spreading JOY, that is for sure.

Service Hour Opportunities:

- Good Shepherd is looking for 2-3 students to assist with child care from approx. 10:30-11:30am on Sunday, Sept. 19th during its congregational visioning session.

- Volunteer(s) needed to help with an individual’s 2 dogs before and after school for an extended duration, approx 6-8 weeks. Location is south/central Springfield.

- After school care worker at Our Savior’s - this could be for service hours or a paid position.

*Come to the school office for contact information for all of these opportunities.

7th Hour Announcements

Volleyball Update from last night:

The varsity team won in conference play against Mt. Olive. They are now 2 and 0 in conference play. The team was led in kills by Makenna Cox with 9 and Ali Davis with 6. Maddie Cox led with 6 aces and Meena Taylor had 4. Great game, Lady Saders!

Handbook signature pages are a requirement of enrollment at LuHi and MUST be turned in. Please bring them to the office before you leave school today.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, August 27, 2021

Word of the Week is: Fellowship

Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 13:14: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”

Happy Birthday on Saturday to: Freshman Katelyn M.

and on Sunday to: Junior Wes M.

  1. The Leadership Leaders for this school year will meet at Leadership time today in Mr. Klug’s classroom (Esther, Room 111). Bring a writing utensil and an appetite for Krispy Kreme.
  2. Remember to turn in your signed handbook form today to the school office.
  3. All schedule changes are due today to Mr. Ebener in the Guidance Office.
  4. All Spiritual Life members need to see Mr. Zander before leaving school today to receive the code for the 21-22 Spiritual Life Google Classroom.
  5. Picture forms are being handed out today in Religion classes. Forms are to come back, with the payment, on THURSDAY, for you to hand to the photographer. Sports forms have already been handed out. Those pictures are also on Thursday after school. Seniors are to wear or bring jeans, your FAVORITE LuHi shirt, and sneakers for your senior sports portraits.
  6. Auditions for LuHi’s Fall play will be held after school next Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00pm and Friday from 3:30-4:30. Callbacks, if needed, will be on Friday from 4:30-5:00. All are welcome! Audition sign up sheet, a full synopsis of the show, and character descriptions may be found outside of Mr. Zander's classroom. A Google Classroom is also created for the show providing audition materials. If you want the code, or have questions about the play or auditions, please see Mr. Zander (Revelation, Room 101).
  7. Remember the Chapel Band sign up outside Mr. Bulava's room (Ezra, Room 102). Scan the QR code and complete the application. Those who apply will be contacted with further information.
  8. This will be the last announcement about locker shelves. If you don’t have locker shelves and want them, please see Mrs. Gilman in the school office.
  9. Class meetings will be held on Monday during break.

Soccer Update:

The Crusaders opened the soccer season in style with a 4-2 victory vs. Athens. It was a strong offensive performance and the defense was solid all over the field. Reese B. had 4 assists, and Landon W. and Miles K. each scored 2 goals. The team travels to Carlinville for the Kickoff Classic on Saturday for 2 games at 9:00am and 1:30pm.

Today’s Activities:

Varsity Volleyball @ Home - Crusader Classic Tournament. The Crusader’s first game is 7:30pm.

Saturday’s Activities:

Soccer @ Carlinville Tournament. The Crusader’s first game is 9:00am @ Carlinville High School.

Varsity Volleyball @ Home - Crusader Classic Tournament

Service Hour Opportunity:

Looking for dog lovers!! An elderly woman who has just undergone hip surgery URGENTLY needs assistance feeding and letting her 2 dogs out before and after school. Location is South-Central Springfield. This would be an extended term commitment (possibly a couple of months), but one that would be very rewarding as the individual is in dire need of help.

AND, OS is still looking for after school care help too- this could be service hours or a paid position.

Come to the school office for contact information for both of these opportunities.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Greenlee D. and Elijah K. in Cross Country. Greenlee finished 7th overall and 1st for us at PORTA. Elijah finished 8th overall and 1st for us at PORTA as well.

The entire girls volleyball team for starting the season with a dominating win over a tough South County team.

Miles K. in Soccer for his 2 goals and strong play in helping LuHi defeat Athens.

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

Our Amazing Volleyball Fans!!! From someone observing at Tuesday’s games: “I was watching the amazing students. So excited that we have such loud, respectful, vocal, amazing fans back in the gym!”

7th Hour Announcements

If you have questions or concerns about your class schedule, see Mr. Ebener TODAY before you leave school. All schedule change request forms must be signed by all teachers involved in the change(s), your parents/guardians, and Mr. Rollins, then submitted to Mr. Ebener no later than tomorrow.

If you have your signed Handbook form and have not yet turned it in, please bring it to the school office before you leave today. For those who do not have it today, bring it to the school office as you enter the building tomorrow morning. This is a LuHi enrollment form and must be turned in to continue attending classes.

Volleyball Announcements:

  1. Mt. Olive can only bring their Varsity team tonight. SO, the varsity game will now begin at 6:00pm. There will be no JV practice.
  2. Please support our Varsity team tonight while showing your LuHi spirit by wearing Blue & White. Come cheer on our team at 6pm.

As no doubt many of you know, a large number of (at least 10) US service members were killed today in an attack at the Kabul airport. Please keep their families in prayer. Please keep all of our service members and all Americans and others caught up in the evacuation in your prayers today.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Word of the Week is: Fellowship

Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 1:9: “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Happy Birthday today to: Freshman Dawson F.

  1. Chapel today will take place as it usually does after third hour. Please proceed to the gym and sit in the same seating as we did on Tuesday - with classes sitting together. Please keep at least an arms length apart from each other.
  2. Handbook signature pages are due TODAY in the school office. This is a requirement of your enrollment at LuHi and must be turned in.
  3. Please see Mr. Ebener in the Guidance Office TODAY to discuss any schedule changes. All schedule change request forms must be signed by all teachers involved in the change(s), your parents/guardians, and Mr. Rollins, then submitted to Mr. Ebener no later than tomorrow.
  4. School and sports pictures are NEXT Thursday, September 2nd. Picture forms will be handed out tomorrow in your Religion class. Please take the picture order form home for your parents to complete. The form is to come back, with the payment, on picture day for you to give to the photographer.
  5. Members of last spring’s Track Team: if you have not turned in your uniform and sweats, please bring them as soon as possible to Mrs. Hennig. Also, anyone on the team last spring, please stop by Mrs. Hennig's room sometime today! Thank you.
  6. If you are interested in participating in chapel band this year, please scan the QR code outside Mr. Bulava's room (102) and fill out the application. More information will follow for those who apply.
  7. We will have class meetings on Monday during break.

Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ Home vs. Athens - 4:30pm

Volleyball @ Home vs. Mt. Olive - JV @ 6:30pm, Varsity to follow

Service Hour OR Employment Opportunity:

Our Savior’s Lutheran School is looking for an after-school care worker. The hours are 3:15-5:30. If interested, please come to the school office for contact information.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Word of the Week is: Fellowship

Bible Verse: 1 John 1:6-7: “If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not live according to the truth; but if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.”

Happy Birthday today to:

  1. Please remember to bring a CLEAR water bottle with you to school each day. The fountains are still off limits, but there is a bottle filler in each hallway.
  2. If you do not have locker shelves, and want them, see Mrs. Gilman in the school office.
  3. Handbook signature pages are due Thursday in the school office.
  4. School and PE lockers are to remain locked at all times.
  5. If you are driving to school and do not have a parking permit, see Mrs. Gilman in the school office.
  6. Juniors or Seniors wanting to request late arrival/early dismissal need to have your signed parent request turned into the school office, AND have it approved, before beginning late arrival/early dismissal.
  7. Your class schedules do not list your lunch period. The following 5th hour classes will eat BEFORE your 5th hour class: Study Hall, Applied Technology, Ceramics, Spanish 1, and Algebra A. Conversly, the following classes will go to 5th hour class, THEN to lunch: Environmental Science, Geometry, Calculus, PE, and Film. If you have questions, ask a teacher or come to the school office.
  8. Students interested in participating in the chapel band this year should scan the QR code outside Mr. Bulava's room (102, Ezra) and fill out the application. More information will follow for those who apply.
  9. Your 2021-22 Student Council, elected last May, is as follows: Sophomore Class Representatives: Emily F. and Maggie K. Junior Class Representatives: Julia I., Elijah K., and Alaina S. There are no Senior Class Representatives. Student Council Officers are: Treasurer - Aubrianne L.; Secretary - Peyton H.; Vice President - Seina S.; President- Allison B. Every class is entitled to three representatives in student council. If you would like to be a representative for the Sophomore or Senior class, talk to your class advisors (Sophomores: Ms. Ericson; Seniors: Mrs. Quigg). All current student council members, please attend a brief 5-minute meeting today directly after school.

Volleyball Update:

LuHi Volleyball started out with a thriller of a JV game. The girls lost the first set, battled back to take the second, but couldn’t quite finish in the third losing to South County.

The Varsity girls came out on fire, super pumped and excited for their first home game this season with lots of fans in the stands. The girls dominated and beat a tough conference Vipers team, 25-17, 25-18. The girls were led in kills by Makenna C. with 7 followed by Ali D. with 6. Our defense was hot; Makenna had 9 digs, while Kaleigh and Anna had 8 digs each. Maddie and Ali controlled the middle blocking with 3 each. Finally, Caleina led the offense with 18 assists on the night.

Thank you to our amazing student fan section. You were loud, fun, and encouraging! The opposing team even commented on how fun you were to watch. Coach McCulley is so proud of you guys! We are….LuHi!!

Cross Country Update:

While running in extreme heat, the warmest race time in recent memory (107 Heat Index at race time), 4 runners received medals, despite the adverse running conditions. In the girls race, all three freshmen finished in the top half of the field. Greenlee D. finished 7, Rebecca A. 8, and Elianna T. 12. In the boys race, Elijah K. finished 8th, Ethan T. 9, and Alex R. 12. Congrats to all the runners.

Service Hour OR Employment Opportunity:

Our Savior’s Lutheran School is looking for an after-school care worker. The hours are 3:15-5:30. If interested, please come to the school office for contact information.