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. 

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.