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



DAILY SHIELD

Friday, May 28, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Commitment

Bible Verse:  2 Timothy 4:7:  “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 

Happy Birthday to all those with summer birthdays!!!!

  1. CLEAN out your locker and have it checked and approved by Mr. Cook, return books to teachers and your lock to the school office BEFORE you leave school after your last final.  Failure to clean your locker, have it inspected by Mr. Cook, or sign in your lock at the office will result in a $20 fine.
  2. Return all school-owned devices to Mrs. Koopman personally before you leave today.
  3. Seniors:  meet in the Learning Commons directly after the last final (10:45).  We will wait to start until EVERYONE is there and everyone stays until the rehearsal is over.
  4. Anything left in Lost and Found after the dismissal bell will be donated.  Please come and check if you have items in there.
  5. Art students:  check outside the art room or in the display cabinets on the east side of the building for work that needs to be taken home.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Commitment

Bible Verse:  Deuteronomy 27:10, “Obey the Lord your God and follow His commandments and decrees that I give you today.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Ty Gehrke

  1. Check out Lost and Found in the Great Hall.  Anything left tomorrow will be donated.
  2. Return all school-owned devices to Mrs. Koopman personally after your finals.
  3. CLEAN out your locker and have it checked and approved by Mr. Cook, return books to teachers and your lock to the school office BEFORE you leave school after your last final.  Failure to clean your locker OR have it inspected by Mr. Cook will result in a $20 fine.
  4. Seniors, your Presentation Information sheets MUST be completed & turned in before the graduation rehearsal on Friday at 10:45.

Employment Opportunity:

Part-time job available at Talbots.  Come to the school office for contact information.


7th Hour Announcements

The softball team is not to be dismissed until 3:00pm now, but girls, you need to have everything ready and then sprint to the field.

ALL current Student Council members: please report to Mr. Bulava's classroom at 7:50am tomorrow morning to take the picture for the Yearbook. If you are not in Mr. Bulava’s room by 7:50am, you will not be in the Student Council picture for the yearbook!

Today’s detention is in Mr. Zander’s room.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Commitment

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 16:3:  “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group “B” attends worship in the Chapel.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the Softball team at 3:00.
  3. Today’s detention is located in Mr. Zander’s room.
  4. Immediately following Chapel, all current Spiritual Life members need to be dismissed to the Chapel for a VERY quick yearbook picture.
  5. This afternoon at 3:40, please join Elizabeth E., Paige B., Erin B., and Delaney S. as they sign their National Letters of Intent to play collegiate sports.
  6. Students with school-owned devices need to return them to Mrs. Koopman by the end of finals or be charged for their replacement.  They must be checked in by Mrs. Koopman personally, do not just leave them in the lab, on her desk, or in the office. 
  7. All student lockers need to be cleaned, books returned, and your lock turned into the school office BEFORE you leave school after your last final exam.  Make sure you find Mrs. Hennig so that she can inspect and approve your locker.  Failure to clean your locker OR have Mrs. Hennig inspect it will result in a $20 fine.

Sports Updates:

-The Boy's and Girl's track teams competed at the MSM Conference Meet on Monday in Pawnee.  The entire team competed well, with many PRs.  All of the athletes went above and beyond to perform in the maximum number of events to help out the team.  Special congratulations are in order for the Boy's team who are the new MSM Track Team Champions!  Way to go boys, we are so proud of your team effort!!

 -The Crusaders Baseball team lost a double header to Morrisonville, but they were 2 close games.  Losing 1-5 and 7-10.  Good effort, boys.

 -In Soccer action, the Crusaders traveled to Pleasant Plains and came out on the short end of an 8-2 game. Scoring for LuHi were Allison B. off an assist from Kaleigh B., and Tatyona M. 

 Tonight’s Activities:

Softball @ Home vs. Morrisonville - 4:30pm

 Employment Opportunities:

Our Savior’s is looking for help this summer moving furniture out of classrooms, etc.  If you are interested in a summer job, please come to the school office for contact information!

All other opportunities we know of are listed on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, May 24, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Commitment

Bible Verse:  Psalm 37:5:  “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the Baseball and Track teams at 2:30p.m., the Soccer team at 2:50, and Softball at 3:00.
  2. After 3rd hour today, the Junior Class will go directly to the Chapel, the Senior class will go to Mrs. Koopman’s classroom, and Mrs. Koopman’s leadership group will go to Esther with Mrs. Dolan.  
  3. THANK YOU to Student Council and Mr. Bulava for arranging the field day on Friday.  Thank you also to the faculty & staff for their help and supervision.
  4. Completed Spiritual Life applications are due to Mr. Zander TODAY by 3:30.  Next Year's Spiritual Life Team will be posted outside Mr. Zander's classroom door tomorrow morning. 
  5. Next Year’s Junior Class Officers are:  President – Ethan T., VP – Madelyn C., Sec – Anna S., Treasurer – Kaleigh B., and Class Reps to StuCo – Julia I., Alaina S., and Elijah K.
  6. Please join us tomorrow at 3:40pm as Elizabeth E., Paige B., Erin B., and Delaney S. sign their National Letters of Intent to play collegiate sports.  Students are welcome to come congratulate them.
  7. Students with school-owned devices need to return them to Mrs. Koopman by the end of finals or be charged for their replacement.  They must be checked in by Mrs. Koopman personally, do not just leave them in the lab, on her desk, or in the office. 
  8. All student lockers need to be cleaned, books returned, and your lock turned into the school office BEFORE you leave school after your last final exam.  Make sure you find Mrs. Hennig so that she can inspect and approve your locker.  Failure to clean your locker OR have Mrs. Hennig inspect it will result in a $20 fine.
  9. Here are the Spirit Week final points standings:

Penny Wars Final Standings

Freshmen @ -27 Points and $11.53    

Sophomores @ 2981 Points and $38.51 raised

Juniors @ 667 Points and $15.47 raised

 Seniors @ 4666 Points and $63.36 raised  

Final Standings Standings

4th place @  669 Points = Juniors

 3rd place @ 683 Points = Freshmen

2nd place @ 804 Points = Sophmores

 1st place @ 1155 Points = Seniors

From the Ice Cream sales, t-Shirt and mask sales, Dodgeball entry fees, and Penny Wars, we raised $887.27 for Compass for kids.

Tonight’s Activities:

Track MSM Conference meet @ Pawnee - 4:00

Baseball MSM Conference game (Double Header) @ Morrisonville - 4:30

Soccer @ Pleasant Plains - 4:30

Softball @ Home vs. Jacksonville - 4:30

We ask that you keep Pastor and Mrs. Hennig and their family in prayer as their daughter, Michelle, and her husband were in a vehicle accident over the weekend.


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, May 21, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Longing

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 23:17:  “Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the Lord all day.” 

Happy Birthday today to:

  1. Monday and Tuesday are normal bell schedule days; Wed, Thurs, & Fri are Exam Schedule. 
  2. Track, no practice, but a short meeting in Great Hall immediately after dismissal.
  3. See Mr. Zander if you are interested in Spiritual Life next year.
  4. Remember the college signings on Tuesday at 3:40.
  5. The Golden Laurels pictures of our Senior NHS members will be in Sunday's edition of the SJ-R.
  6. Here is a Spirit Week update…..

Penny Wars 

Seniors @ -1210 Points  

Juniors @ -14 Points 

Sophomores @ 1285 

Freshmen @ -10 Points 

 Current Point Standings

4th place = Sophomores with 76 Points

3rd place = Freshmen with 133 Points 

2nd place = Sophmores with 182 Points 

1st place =  Seniors with 294 Points

 As of yesterday, we raised $726.37. Buy your Spirit Week mask today to get us to our goal of $1,000 for Compass for Kids.

Sports Updates:

The LuHi Baseball team shutout North Greene, 17-0, in a full team effort.

Saturday: Baseball @ Tri-City - 10:00am

 Sunday: Baccalaureate at 2:00pm

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Caleina H. in Algebra; Hannah G. in Stats; Delaney S., Alex R., and Julia I. in PE; Sean M. in Film; Jennifer P. in Drawing; Aaron R., Hope C., Liam G., and Joel L. for perfect test scores in Geometry.   Congratulations to all of you for your hard work and positive contributions in these classes.

 This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Justin K. and Elijah K., in track, for their great attitude and effort.

Allison B., in soccer, for her take on ability and scoring a goal and assisting on the other goal.

Josh M., in baseball, for striking out 7 batters and willingness to go the extra mile to help his fellow teammates.


7th Hour Announcements

All students are to report to your 1st hour classes tomorrow morning to take attendance and receive instructions for the day’s events.

Tomorrow is a 12:10pm dismissal. All students, unless under direct supervision of a coach, must be picked up from the school grounds no later than 12:30pm.

Freshman, tomorrow by dismissal, is your last chance to choose next year’s locker; otherwise, one will be assigned to you.

Tomorrow’s Spirit Day: Complements of the Crusader Fund, Spirit Day T-shirts are being passed out today during 7th hour, if you haven’t already received one. To dress down tomorrow, you MUST be wearing your t-shirt. IF you wear both the Spirit Shirt and the Mask you earn double points for your class. Masks may still be purchased from the front office for $5 until we run out. All money collected from the shirt and mask sales to date will go directly to Compass for Kids, but if you had already purchased a t-shirt prior to us handing them out and want your money refunded, please come to the office.

Penny Wars Reminder: Rolled coins count for 20% more positive or negative points for your class. $2 Bills count for 400 positive points for your class. $1 Coins count for 200 positive points for your class.

Finally, ALL Seniors MUST come to the school office BEFORE you leave today to pick up your graduation packets.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Longing

Bible Verse:  Psalm 73:26:  “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” 

  1. Today is the  Award Assembly for the entire student body.  Classes will be dismissed to the GYM over the intercom.  Juniors and Seniors will be announced first.  Seniors will be in seats on the floor, Juniors on the WEST side of the Gym.  Then Freshmen and Sophomores will be announced for dismissal- Sophomores on the EAST side of the Gym and Freshmen on the WEST.  Everyone is to be spaced at least a seat apart from each other.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the track team at 3:21 (8th hour cleaning bell).
  3. Please join us on Tuesday at 3:40pm as Elizabeth E., Paige B., Erin B., and Delaney S. sign their National Letters of Intent to play collegiate sports.  Students are welcome to come congratulate them.  
  4. Those interested in applying for Spiritual Life next year, please pick up an application from Mr. Zander.  Completed forms are due to Mr. Zander by Monday at 3:15.
  5. Tomorrow is our final 12:10pm dismissal of the school year!
  6. Next week is a normal bell schedule on Monday and Tuesday, then Final Exam Schedule Wed, Thurs, & Fri.  The Exam Schedule is posted around the building.
  7. Interested in becoming a Downtown Springfield Social Media Ambassador for Downtown Springfield Incorporated?  If so, see the flyer on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons for contact info.
  8. Here is a Spirit Week update…..

Penny Wars Current Standings

Seniors @ 6 Points and $0.16 raised  

Juniors @ -14 Points and $0.16 raised    

Sophomores @ 50 Points and $0.50 raised    

Freshmen @ -10 Points and $0.10 raised

 Current Spirit Week Standings

In 4th place with 59 Points = Juniors

3rd place with 99 Points = Freshmen

2nd place with 142 Points = Sophmores

And in 1st place with 225 Points = Seniors

 Come to the school office to buy those t-shirts and masks to remember this year and earn your class points tomorrow. Every shirt/mask combo earns us $10 for our fundraiser. So only 100 students need to buy this combo to make our goal. If we sell all the masks and t-shirts, we would earn as much as $1,400 to help underprivileged students in Springfield. As of yesterday, we have raised a total of $218.41 for Compass for Kids in Springfield.

Sports Updates:

Thanks to the hard work of coach Cook reducing the amount of water on the soccer field, the team was able to play Athens in the last home game of the year.  Thank you Coach Cook! Like a great movie with a horrible ending, so was last night’s soccer game.  The team played tough, coming back twice to tie, but ended up on the wrong side of the 3-2 score. Scoring goals for LuHi were Allison B. and Tatyana M. Assists went to Kaleigh Bergschneider and Allison Blade. Despite the loss, the team played very well.  Thank you to all who came out to support LuHi soccer.

Tonight’s Activities:

Baseball (Varsity Only) vs. North Greene @ Future Champions Field, Jacksonville- 6:00

Track @ Pleasant Plains - 4:30


7th Hour Announcements

Spirit Week Standings as of the end of the day yesterday…..

1st place @ 148 Points = Seniors

2nd place @ 93 Points = Sophomores

3rd place @ 64 Points = Freshmen

4th place @ 45 Points = Juniors

Penny Wars Standings

Seniors @ 6 Points and $0.16 raised

Juniors @ -10 Points and $0.10 raised

Sophomores @ 50 Points and $0.50 raised

Freshmen @ -10 Points and $0.10 raised

Remember to buy your Spirit Week t-shirt and mask to remember this "unprecedented" year and then wear them on Friday to earn points for your class.

As of yesterday, a total of $123.91 was raised for Compass for Kids. Mr. Rollins has said that if we raise $1,000 for Compass for Kids, the whole school will earn a free dress down day on Tuesday!

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Longing

Bible Verse:  John 16:22:  “So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Patrick V. and Sophomore Alaina S.

  1. Please welcome to LuHi this morning Taylor P. shadowing Makenna C.
  2. Team Leaders will meet after 3rd hour in the Bio Room.
  3. Teachers, please dismiss the Softball Team at 3:15.
  4. Those interested in applying for Spiritual Life next year, please pick up an application from Mr. Zander and then return the completed form to Mr. Zander before Monday at 3:15.
  5. Tomorrow’s dress up day is Teacher Look-A-Like: dress like your favorite teacher.

 Tonight’s Activities:

Softball @ Home vs. Tri-City - 4:00

Soccer @ Home vs. Athens - 4:30


7th Hour Announcements

To clarify about the Spirit Week t-shirt, masks, and points. To earn points for your class on Friday, you must purchase and wear EITHER a t-shirt OR a mask. To earn BONUS points for your class on Friday, you must purchase and wear BOTH the t-shirt and mask. Please ask Mr. Bulava or the school office if you still have questions.

Reminder that detention is in Mrs. Armbrust’s classroom.

Softball is cancelled tonight. Info TBD regarding practice. Plan for Softball Senior Night on Monday.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Longing

Bible Verse:  Psalm 84:2:  “My soul longs for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Please welcome to LuHi this morning Brayden C. shadowing Miles K.
  2. Group “A” attends worship in the Chapel.
  3. This afternoon’s detention will be held in Mrs. Armbrust’s classroom.
  4. Team Leaders will meet tomorrow after 3rd hour in the Bio Room.
  5. Thursday is Award Assembly for the entire student body after 3rd hour.  There is NO bell schedule change.
  6. Penny Wars Standings = all tied at zero points. See the sign outside Mr. Bulava's door to find out how much each coin is worth. All coins need to be deposited in the jars in Mr. Bulava's room.

Dodge Ball: All money and entry forms must be turned into the school office by TOMORROW. You can have a maximum of 10 people per team.

Points Standings

1st @ 68 Points = Seniors

2nd @ 44 Points = Sophmores

3rd @ 27 Points = Freshmen

4th @ 17 Points = Juniors

Remember, you can earn points for your class by purchasing a Spirit Week t-shirt and/or mask anytime this week and then wearing them on Friday. You may earn BONUS points if you purchase and wear both on Friday!! Both are for sale in the school office:  T-shirts are $15, masks $10; both are $20.

 And remember to purchase your cold treats at lunch.  

 All money raised, all week long, goes to Compass for Kids, a local non-profit organization.

Tonight’s Activities:

Senior Award Night - 6:30pm in the Chapel.  Seniors and their parents only are invited to attend in-person. 

Softball @ Home vs. Mt. Pulaski - 4:30

 Service Hour and Employment Opportunities:

All opportunities submitted to us are listed on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, May 17, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Longing

Bible Verse:  Matthew 5:6:  “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” 

Happy Birthday on Sunday to:  Junior Vivian Y.

  1. Teachers, please dismiss Softball at 2:45.
  2. Current Freshmen may now come to the office to pick out a locker for next year.  You have until Friday’s 12:10pm dismissal to sign up or a locker will be assigned to you.
  3. Senior Award Night is tomorrow at 6:30pm in the Chapel.  Seniors and their parents only are invited to attend in-person.  The award assembly for the entire student body will be held on Thursday after 3rd hour.
  4. It’s Spirit Week!!!!  Remember that T-shirt and mask sales, Penny Wars, and cold treat sales (at lunch) begin today and run all week.  Tomorrow’s dress up day is College Rep Day - Represent your future or favorite college.  See the week’s schedule on our website under Publications/Daily Shield.

Sports Updates:

Girls soccer faced Beardstown on Friday.  The game ended in a 2-2 tie.

Tonight’s Activities:

Baseball CANCELLED - NO PRACTICE

Soccer @ Home vs. Athens - 4:30

Softball @ Tri-City - 4:30

 Employment Opportunity:

Elks Lodge is looking for kitchen help and life guards for the summer.  Call the Lodge office at 217.529.0158.

 Finally, congratulations to next year’s Sophomore class officers and StuCo class representatives:

President: Ashlyn W.

VP: AJ G.

Secretary: Elliott W.

Treasurer: Miles K.

Class Representatives: Maggie K., Emily F., and Aubrianne L.


7th Hour Announcements

-Remember that next week is Spirit Week! Monday’s dress up day theme is: Country vs. Country Club Day. Check out the Daily Shield on our website under “Publications” for the full list of next week’s events and all deadlines to purchase items or register for events.

-Sophomores: this is the last chance to sign up for next year’s locker or one will be assigned to you.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, May 14, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Dedication

Bible Verse:  1 Timothy 4:15:  “Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.” 

Happy Birthday on Sunday to:  Senior Jared A.

  1. Congratulations to our football team members: Noah O., Braddock B., Avery B., and LuHi’s first ever varsity football player, Eli O..  Football players, just a reminder that your celebration banquet is this Sunday.  Good job, Crusaders!  For anyone interested in football next year, please see Mrs. McCulley to let her know of your interest or to ask for details.
  2. Until 12:10pm today, Sophomores may still select a locker for next year.  If not done by dismissal, one will be assigned to you.
  3. A reminder that the Spring Music Concert will remain on LuHi’s FaceBook page through the weekend.
  4. Award Night is Tuesday.  Seniors and their parents only are invited to attend in-person in the Chapel at 6:30pm.  The award assembly for the entire student body will be held on Thursday after 3rd hour.
  5. To see the Student Council Spirit Week At-A-Glance Schedule, go to our online Daily Shield, under Publications at www.spiluhi.org.

Sports Updates:

The LuHi track team competed against four other schools yesterday in New Berlin coming away with several top finishes, as well as several PRs.  Mason K. won the long jump and the 400m, and Zach F. won the 1600m. The boy's team finished strong in the 4x400 when Zach tenaciously pushed hard after running a stellar time in the 1600 to anchor the 4 x4 relay coming from behind to put the Crusaders in 2nd place!  It was an awesome effort by all the Crusaders!  Congratulations on your hard work and determination!

Tonight’s Activities:

Soccer @ Home vs. Beardstown - 4:30

Softball vs. Lincolnwood @ Raymond Park - 4:30

Saturday’s Activity:

Jr/Sr Prom - at LuHi.  Senior Walk begins @ 6:15; Dance from 7-10pm

 Athletes of the Week:

Mason K., boys track, for his 1st place finishes in long jump, triple jump, and 400m in meets this week, and also Jeremiah Perkins & Isaac Groth for stepping up to do whatever the team needs for events and relays and for setting PRs as well!

MaLaya M., girls track, for her 3rd place finishes in the shot put in both meets this week.

 Delaney S., girls soccer, for her strong defensive play and leadership; also a wonderful free kick goal.  

 Kohl M., in baseball. He is a dedicated hard worker on the ball field. Shows his leadership with action. A great teammate - always asking the coaches how to get better. Pitched an awesome game vs. 3A school, Lincoln  High School. A true competitor and team player!


Spirit Week At A Glance

All proceeds raised from Spirit Week (May 17-21) will go to Compass for Kids, a LOCAL not-for-profit organization changing the landscape of the Springfield community through innovative after-school and summer programs which provide resources and support to at-risk children in Springfield Public Schools – District 186.

ALL WEEK:

T-Shirt and Mask Sale: Commemorative 2021 t-shirt ($15) and mask ($10) or both for $20. Wear on Friday for Spirit Week points.  T-shirts and masks may be purchased in the school office.  Money due at time of purchase.

Cold Treats: At lunch, StuCo will sell treats ranging from $0.25-$1.00 each.

Penny Wars: Students deposit coins in labeled class jars in Mr. Bulava’s room. The class that raises the most money during the week wins the Spirit Points. See chart for rules. If you’re still not sure how the game is played, ask Mr. Bulava or in the school office.

$0.01 coins +1 Point (+60 for a roll of pennies)

$1.00 coins +200 points (+5000 for a roll of dollar coins)

$2.00 bills +400 Points

$0.05 coins -5 Points for your class (-240 for a roll of nickels)

$0.10 coins -10 Points for your class (-600 for a roll of dimes

$0.25 coins -25 Points for your class. (-1200 for a roll of quarters)

Dress Up Days: Each class earns points based on the percentage of the class participating per day.

Monday 17 May - Country vs. Country Club Day: Dress like a hick or a preppy.

Tuesday 18 May - College Rep Day: Represent your future or favorite college

Wednesday 19 May - Duo Day: Match with another student

Thursday 20 May - Teacher Look-A-Like: dress like your favorite teacher

Friday 21 May - Pandemic Shirt & Mask Day: Buy and wear your 2021 school shirt & mask.

FRIDAY ACTIVITIES:

Lip Sync Competition: Class song must be approved by Mr. Rollins by Tuesday.

Dodgeball Tournament: Team Roster (pick one up from the school office) and $10 team entrance fee is due to the school office by Wednesday, May 19th at 3:30pm. Brackets will be posted on Thursday.…and various other games.

Motivational speaker for the student body.

7th Hour Announcements

One more Spirit Week activity that wasn’t mentioned at Chapel will be a class Lip Sync competition, like you see on the show, Lip Sync Battle. Each class will put together a team that will perform a lip sync routine to an appropriate song of their choice, cleared by Mr. Rollins no later than Tuesday. The classes will perform this song before the whole school next Friday. The faculty and staff will decide who wins the competition.

To see the Spirit Week At-A-Glance Schedule, go to our online Daily Shield, under Publications at www.spiluhi.org.

FREE, free, free……free……free, free dress down day tomorrow!

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Dedication

Bible Verse:  Mark 12:30:  “and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Ali D. and Freshman Caiden D.

  1. Group “C” attends worship in the Chapel.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the Baseball team at 2:45 and the Track team at 3:15. 
  3. Current Sophomores may select next year’s locker through tomorrow’s dismissal.  After that, a locker will be assigned to you.
  4. Friday is a 12:10pm dismissal from 8th hour class.
  5. This is the final call for Juniors to buy prom tickets.  You have until the end of 3rd hour to come to the office and purchase your tickets.
  6. And now for a special Prom announcement…….your 2021 prom court is... Bella A., Jared A., Paige B., Erin B., Liz E., Zach F., Ty G., Jacob G., Kylie G., and Patrick V.  Seniors, make sure to turn in your king and queen voting to Ms. Ericson TODAY.

Sports Updates:

-The Crusader baseball team started off the game with a 5-4 lead on Lincoln at the top of the 5th, but Lincoln’s bats got hot and they didn’t look back, capturing the game. 

 -The Crusader soccer team traveled to Riverton to take on the Hawks. LuHi dominated at the start, but the Hawks scored just before the half, tying it 1 all.  The second half was back and forth, ending in a 3 all draw. Goals were recorded by Anna S. with 2 and Delaney S., with assists by Kaleigh B. and Siena S.  Great job, team.  The girls return home on Friday. Come on out and cheer on the team as you watch some great soccer action.

Tonight’s Activities:

Baseball - Varsity ONLY - vs. Jacksonville @ Future Champions Field in Jacksonville - 4:30

Track @ New Berlin High School - 4:30

The Spring Music Concert will be presented on LuHi’s FaceBook page beginning at 7:00pm and will remain on the page through the weekend.

Service Hour Opportunities:

*Recording the number of bicycles and pedestrians within certain intersections.

*Our Savior’s needs VBS volunteers.  

Look for contact information for all Service Hour and Employment Opportunities on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Dedication

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 22:6:  “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Hope C. and Freshman MaLaya M.

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the softball team at 2:35 and the soccer team at 2:40.  Students need to change at lunch or during an afternoon study hall WITH teacher permission.
  2. Prom Committee meeting in Ms. Ericson’s room after 3rd hour.
  3. Friday is a 12:10pm dismissal from 8th hour class.

Sports Updates:

The Crusaders soccer team  returned home to play Hillsboro. It was a great game between two strong teams. With an assist from Anna S., Kaleigh B. gave LuHi the 1-0 lead going into halftime; however, Hillsboro came back strong in the 2nd half scoring 2 goals for the 2-1 win. 

Tonight’s Activities:

Softball @ Edinburg - 4:00

Baseball @ Home vs. Lincoln Community - 4:30

Soccer @ Riverton - 4:30

Crusader Aider meeting - 6:30pm in the Cafeteria


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Dedication

Bible Verse:  Revelation 14:12:  “Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Abigail O.

  1. Group “B” attends worship in the Chapel.
  2. Prom Committee will meet tomorrow in Ms. Ericson’s room.
  3. Tomorrow is the AP English test.  The divider will be up to block off the Chapel area, including the restrooms. We also ask that those in the Commons and Great Hall remain quiet as the sound in those areas carries directly to the Chapel.
  4. Please remind your parents that there is a Crusader Aider meeting tomorrow at 6:30pm in the Cafeteria.
  5. The Spring Music Concert premieres on our FaceBook page this Thursday at 7pm.  The concert will remain on the page through the weekend so that the entire LuHi Community is able to witness God’s love at work through our talented musicians.
  6. Current Sophomores may select next year’s locker until Friday’s dismissal. 
  7. Juniors, prom tickets are still on sale in the office through the end of the day tomorrow for $25.

 Sports Updates:

-The Crusaders soccer team traveled to Diveron to play Auburn last evening. Anna S. started the scoring off a beautiful assist from Kaleigh B.  Auburn answered leaving both teams tied at halftime, 1 all.  Anna, again, started the scoring in the second half off an assist from Delaney S. These two connected again 6 minutes later to take a 3-1 lead. Auburn answered 2 minutes later. The Crusaders played with poise down the stretch and finished the game with a 3-2 victory. Excellent job, girls! 

- The Track Team traveled to North Mac for their second meet of the season and all of the athletes did a great job improving their times and distances.  Mason K. won three individual events - the long jump, triple jump and 400 m; Zach F. won the 3200 and the 1600 for the boys; and Elizabeth E. won the same for the girls.  They will compete again on Thursday at New Berlin.

Tonight’s Activities:

Baseball @ Home vs. Pawnee - 4:30

Soccer @ Home vs. Hillsboro - 4:30

 Service Hour Opportunities:

*The Springfield Bicycle Advisory Council is seeking volunteers to monitor designated intersections for 2-hours at a time to record the number of bicycles and pedestrians. Volunteers are required to watch a 30-minute training video prior to their count. Examples of times are:

  • Any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday in May from 4-6pm
  • Any Saturday or Sunday through May 23 from 9-11am

Interested volunteers should contact Taylor Sutton at taylor.sutton@gmail.com for more details, or sign up at tinyurl.com/bikecountvolunteer

 *Our Savior’s needs VBS volunteers.  Look for the information on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, May 10, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Dedication

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. Teachers, please dismiss the soccer team at 2:30, the track team at 3:00, and the softball team at 3:15.
  2. Office and StuCo elections will be held during class meetings today after 3rd hour.  Seniors to Mrs. Koopman’s room, Juniors to the Cafeteria, Sophomores to the Chapel, and Freshmen to the Gym.
  3. Prom Committee will meet on Wednesday in Ms. Ericson’s room.
  4. Wednesday is the AP English test.  The divider will again be up to block off the Chapel area.
  5. Current Sophomores, it is time for you to select next year’s locker.  You may sign up all week.  If you do not select a locker by Friday’s dismissal, one will be assigned to you. 
  6. Juniors may purchase Back to the 20's prom tickets in the school office for $25.  Prom is THIS Saturday, May 15th.  Senior Walk begins at 6:15 and the dance is from 7-10pm.  All events take place at LuHi.

 Sports Updates:

 - The LuHi Baseball team defeated Edinburg/South Fork on Saturday, 13-1. Congrats, Crusaders!

 - Softball won its 1st game of year, 16-13, over Mt. Pulaski on Saturday. Makenna C. was the winning pitcher, her 1st high school victory, and she also had a double; Savannah S. was 3-4 with 2 doubles and 1 triple; also with doubles were Emma D., Elly C., and Hope C.

 Tonight’s Activities:

Soccer @ Divernon - 4:15

Track @ North Mac - 4:30

Softball @ Home vs. Nokomis - 4:30

 Service Hour Opportunities:

Our Savior’s is requesting volunteers to help with their VBS during the week of June 21st-25th from 8:30-Noon. This is a GREAT way to earn service hours. Please email: sheri.springer@oursaviors-school.org.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, May 7, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Grateful

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Thank you to NHS for their thoughtful care and gifts during this Teacher Appreciation week.
  2. Office and StuCo elections will be held during class meetings on Monday after 3rd hour.
  3. Juniors, today is the last day to select next year’s locker.  Sign up before you leave today or a locker will be assigned to you. 

Tonight’s Activities:

Baseball @ Home vs. Mt. Pulaski - 4:30

Soccer @ Williamsville - 4:30

Saturday’s Activities:

Baseball @ Home vs. Edinburg - 10:00am

Softball @ Home vs. Mt. Pulaski - 10:00am

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Sean M. in Religion for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Sophomore Aaron R. in Computer Apps for major improvement in attitude and/or academics and overall improvement in Biology.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Sophomore Anna S., in soccer, for her positive leadership on and off the field in her words and action; she also scored a goal this week!

Sophomore Ethan T., in Baseball, for  his work ethic to become a better ball player. He is an ultimate Team player, always doing what is needed to help the team improve. 

Senior Zack F., in track, for winning the 800 and 1600 in the first meet of the season.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Grateful

Bible Verse:  Psalm 106:1:  “Praise the Lord.  Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, His love endures forever.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group “A” attends worship in the Chapel.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the softball team at 2:55 and the track team at 3:10.
  3. Petitions are due to the school office or to your class or StuCo advisor by the end of the day TODAY.  Late petitions will not be accepted.  Elections will be held during class meetings on Monday after 3rd hour.
  4. Team Leader applications are due by the end of TODAY.
  5. Juniors: you may select next year’s locker through the end of the day on Friday, AND you may also purchase Prom tickets in the school office for $25.
  6. Seniors:  please come pick up your senior yearbook pictures or proofs from the office.
  7. The next 3 Fridays are ½ days with 12:10pm dismissals.  This Friday is Leadership Service Day.  You should dress to work (it could be inside or outside).  You may wear sweatpants, jeans, or shorts of appropriate length; shirts must have sleeves (NO tank tops).  Closed-toed shoes are recommended. Garden or work gloves (labeled with your last name), if you have them, may be helpful.  

Soccer Update:

The Crusaders played Piasa in soccer last night and fought hard, but lost 3-0. The team is back in action tomorrow.

Tonight’s Activities:

Baseball @ Home vs. TBA - 4:30pm

Track @ North Mac - 4:30pm

Softball @ Athens - 4:30pm

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Grateful

Bible Verse:  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18:  “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Please welcome Aiden R. shadowing this morning with Miles K.
  2. Leadership Team Leaders meet after 3rd hour in the Bio room. 
  3. Officer/class rep petitions are due to the school office or to your class or StuCo advisor by the end of the school day tomorrow.
  4. Juniors may pick your locker for next year in the school office until Friday at 3:25pm.
  5. Juniors, you may also purchase Prom tickets in the school office for $25.  Both Juniors and Seniors need to complete the included court ballots and return them to Ms. Ericson.
  6. Mrs. Hennig is still accepting applications for next year’s team leaders until tomorrow.
  7. The next 3 Fridays are ½ days with 12:10pm dismissals.  This Friday is Leadership Service Day.

Tonight’s Activities:

Soccer @ Home vs. Piasa Southwestern - 4:30pm

7th Hour Announcements:  Softball practice is cancelled.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Grateful

Bible Verse:  Psalm 147:7:  “Sing to the Lord with grateful praise, make music to our God on the harp.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group “C” attends worship in the Chapel.
  2. Senior baby & child pictures due TODAY in the school office or email to admin@spiluhi.org.
  3. Petitions to run for next year’s class officers and Student Council officers are available in the school office.  Petitions must be submitted by 3:25pm THIS THURSDAY.  Elections will take place during class meetings on Monday after 3rd hour.  Check the Student Handbook for qualifications and signature requirements.  
  4. There is an AP test being taken tomorrow morning in the Chapel.  The divider will be up, but remember that the Chapel Lobby restrooms will be off limits and to be extra quiet in the Commons during passing periods and Honor Card study halls.
  5. Leadership Team Leaders will meet after 3rd hour tomorrow. 
  6. Juniors may come to the school office to pick out a locker for next school year.  You have until Friday at 3:25pm to sign up.  If you fail to sign up, a locker will be assigned to you.
  7. Prom tickets will be delivered to seniors this morning! Tickets for juniors are available in the school office for $25. Inside your ticket is a ballot sheet for prom court. Please select five senior boys and five senior girls to be nominated to prom court.  Return ballots to Ms. Ericson. See you on May 15th! 

Sports Updates:

The weather put a damper on our games last night, but the teams were playing hard in the face of adversity.  Great work, Saders!

Service Hour Opportunities:

Today is the last day to sign up to help CID-LCMS with their neighborhood canvassing project IF you want a lunch reserved.  I’m sure you may still sign up all week or even show up on Saturday, but please consider  1. that they'd probably like a head count in advance to make route assignments and 2. you would then need to bring your own lunch. Mr. Shurb’s contact information is on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.  This will be a great way to get several service hours if you still need them!!

7th Hour Announcements

Today’s track meet has been cancelled.  There will be a short meeting in the Great Hall immediately after school.

There are still 14 Seniors who need to bring in or email 1 baby and 1 young child picture.  Pictures are due tomorrow!

Class officer, class representative to Student Council, and Student Council officer elections are all being held on Monday.  Petitions may be picked up from the school office.  Properly completed petitions are due by the end of the day on Thursday to be eligible for Monday’s ballot.  Eligibility guidelines and signature requirements may be found in the Student Handbook.

End of 4th Hour Announcement:  Today's softball game is being moved UP to 4:00pm; therefore, the softball team now needs dismissed at 3:00pm.  Students need to change during lunch or during an afternoon study hall WITH teacher permission.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, May 3, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Grateful

Bible Verse:  Psalm 9:1:  “I will give thanks to you, Lord; with all my heart, I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the track team at 2:33, which is the 7th hour clean up bell.  The track team may change at lunch or during an afternoon study hall WITH teacher permission.
  2. Seniors, your baby/child pics are due TOMORROW.
  3. Prom Committee and Leadership Service Day Committee will both meet after 3rd hour today.  Students who are on both committees will go to the Prom meeting and see Mrs. Hennig at some other point during the day.
  4. Petitions for next year’s class officers AND Student Council Officers, including class representatives to Student Council, for current Freshmen through Juniors, are available in the school office.  Elections will take place during class meetings next Monday, May 10th after 3rd hour.  Please check the Student Handbook on our website for office qualifications, StuCo qualifications are posted in the handbook and on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons as well.  To submit a properly completed petition for Class officer or student council class representative, you need 15 signatures from students in your class, plus 2 teacher signatures.  For Student Council OFFICER, you must get 15 student signatures from any class and 2 teacher signatures. Petitions must be submitted to either the school office or your class or StuCo advisor no later than 3:25 THIS THURSDAY to be considered eligible to run for office.
  5. Mrs. Hennig is still accepting applications for next year’s team leaders.

Sports Updates:

The Baseball team took on conference opponent Edinburg on Saturday to come out with a 15-4 win.  Congratulations to Junior Josh M. on his first high school home run! 

Tonight’s Activity:

Track @ Beardstown Jr/Sr High School - 4:00pm

Baseball - 4:30pm

Soccer @ Home vs. Riverton - 4:30

Softball @ Home vs. Lincolnwood - 4:30

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, April 30, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Self-Control

Bible Verse:  Titus 2:11-12:  “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.  It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and world passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Jack H. and Sophomore Catherine M.

       and on Sunday to:  Sophomore Avery B.

  1. Seniors, 1baby & 1 child picture due to the school office by Tuesday.  Please look for them over the weekend and either scan/email to admin@spiluhi.org or bring them to the school office on Monday morning.
  2. Team leader applications available in the office; submit to Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox.
  3. Anyone interested in cheer for next year, please sign up in the school office by the end of the school day today.
  4. Prom Committee and Leadership Service Day Committee will both meet after 3rd hour on Monday.  Students who are on both committees will go to the Prom meeting and see Mrs. Hennig at some other point during the day.
  5. AP tests begin next week.  The divider will be up, but just a reminder that the Chapel Lobby restrooms will be off limits on Monday and Wednesday mornings, and to be extra quiet in the Commons during passing periods and during Honor Card study halls.
  6. LuHi Juniors and Seniors are invited to celebrate a night of revelry and entertainment as we go Back to the 20's at this year's roaring twenties prom. Dance the night away in your evening finest dresses and suits and celebrate with your friends on Saturday, May 15th from 7-10pm, with Senior Walk starting at 6:15pm. Senior tickets are complimentary; Juniors will be able to purchase their tickets for $25 in the school office beginning Tuesday. Any questions, see Ms. Ericson. 

Sports Updates:

The Crusaders soccer team hosted the Macon Hawks yesterday, coming away with a 9-0 victory.  Tatyana M., Hannah G., Kaleigh B., Allison B., Anna S. and Delaney S. all recorded goals in the first half; and Anna, Tatyana, and Ella R. all scored in the 2nd half.  Recording assists were:  Anna, Siena S., Delaney, Allison, Kaleigh, and Bianca A. Hannah S. posted her first shutout in goal. Great job, Crusaders !

Softball fell to Pawnee, 22-6.  LuHi’s hitting stars were Makenna C. 2-2 with a double, Autumn B. 2-3 with a double, and Savannah S. scored twice.

Tonight’s Activity:

Baseball @ Pawnee - 6:30pm

Saturday’s Activity:

Baseball @ Home vs. Edinburg - 11:00am

Service Hour Opportunity:

Distributing door hangers in the neighborhood around the LCMS District office on Saturday, May 8th at 10am.  Lunch is provided, but if you want to eat, you MUST sign up by Monday!  See the bulletin board in the Learning Commons for contact information.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Nolan W. in Sport and Fitness PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude.

Junior Lili C. in AP U.S. Government & Politics and Economics for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Sophomore Autumn B. in Religion for major improvement in attitude and/or academics; and in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude.

Junior Josie B. in AP U.S. Government & Politics for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework

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

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Sophomore Hannah S. in Soccer. Hannah came in and has worked hard to understand the keeper responsibilities and posted a shutout for the team’s first victory!

Freshman Luke W. in baseball. Luke is willing to do what is needed to help our team.  He has a positive attitude and is always willing to help teammates and coaching staff. 

Sophomore Autumn B. in softball for hitting 3 home runs in her 1st high school game against Lanphier, then went 2-3 with a double in last night’s game.

7th Hour Announcements

Tonight’s BASEBALL game has been postponed until further notice; still 3:15 dismissal for Softball team. 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Self-Control

Bible Verse:  1 Corinthians 7:5:  “Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer.  Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group “B” attends worship in the Chapel.
  2. Teachers, after announcements, please take Chick-fil-A count for tomorrow’s lunch. 
  3. Please dismiss the baseball team at 2:45 and the softball team at 3:15.  Players may change at lunch or during an afternoon study hall ONLY WITH the teacher’s permission.
  4. The LuHi VIRTUAL Auction ends tonight at 8pm!  Be sure to place your final bids at HTTP://BIDPAL.NET/SPILUHI
  5. NHS is hosting a $1 dress down day tomorrow.  Same rules as always apply.  The members of NHS who will be taking money at the doors need to check into the school office by 7:25am.
  6. Team leader applications available in the office; submit to Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox.

Tonight’s Activity:

Baseball @ Pawnee - 4:30

Soccer @ Home vs. Meridian - 4:30

Softball @ Home vs. Pawnee - 4:30

Service Hour Opportunities:

-Help is needed TODAY!!!!  During study halls and/or from 3:30-4:00pm to sort materials for tomorrow’s leadership activity.  Check in at the school office. ***This would be VERY good for Seniors who need service hours!!!

-The LCMS District office still needs LOTS of volunteers to distribute door hangers on Saturday, May 8th beginning at 10am in the neighborhood around the office.  Lunch is provided, but if you want to eat, you MUST sign up by Monday!  Contact Dr. Ken Schurb at the district office @217-793-1802, or by e-mail at: kschurb@cidlcms.org.  Hey, Seniors, this would be a good way to get in at least a couple of service hours...and FREE food!

7th Hour Announcements

Today's Baseball game has been cancelled.  There is no JV or Varsity practice.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Self-Control

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 25:27-28, “It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep.  Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Torry K.

  1. NHS members meet after 3rd hour in the Chapel.
  2. Honor Card applications accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until 3:25pm today.
  3. Anyone interested in cheer for next year, please sign up in the school office.
  4. Team leader applications may be picked up in the school office and submitted to Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox. 
  5. NHS is hosting a $1 dress down day on FRIDAY.  
  6. Keep reminding your parents about the LuHi VIRTUAL Auction at HTTP://BIDPAL.NET/SPILUHI!  The auction ends tomorrow night at 8pm!

Sports Updates:

Girls softball took a loss to Pawnee. 

Girls soccer lost to Carlinville, 1-4.

Tonight’s Activity:

Baseball (JV ONLY) @ Home vs. Springfield High - 4:30

Service Hour Opportunity:

During study halls and/or from 3:30-4:00pm today and tomorrow only, materials need to be stacked for Friday’s leadership activity.  Check in at the school office. ***This would be VERY good for any Seniors who still need service hours!!!

Employment Opportunities:

*Trinity Lutheran School is still looking for Summer Camp workers.  See the bulletin board or ask in the school office.

*Our Savior's Lutheran School is looking for Summer Camp workers.  If interested, contact Mrs. Alissa Mercier by phone at (217)899-6494 or by email alissa.mercier@oursaviors-school.org.  This information will be on the bulletin board as well.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Self-Control

Bible Verse:  Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  Against such things, there is no law.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the Softball team members at 2:30 and JV Baseball players at 2:45.
  2. Group “A” attends worship in the Chapel.  
  3. All senior athletes who plan to sign a national letter of intent for your university,  please see Mrs. McCulley today to let her know.
  4. NHS members will meet tomorrow after 3rd hour in the Chapel.
  5. Applications for next year’s team leaders are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox.  Forms are available in the school office.
  6. Honor Card applications are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until tomorrow at 3:25pm.
  7. Leadership is hosting a Chick-fil-A lunch on Friday.  Orders will be taken on Thursday. 
  8. Keep reminding your parents about the LuHi VIRTUAL Auction!  New items are added daily!
  9. Senior baby/child pics are due to the school office by Tuesday.

Sports Updates:

The Girls Softball team had a tough loss to Lanphier last night, 30-26.  Awesome stats were put up by Autumn B., Savannah S., Lili C. and Elly C.

Tonight’s Activity:

Softball @ Pawnee - 4:30

JV Baseball @ Pawnee

Girls Soccer @ Home vs. Carlinville - 5:00pm

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, April 26, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Self-Control

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 16:32, “Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Ben W. and Freshman Noah O.

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the girls softball players at 3:00pm today.
  2. Jackson O. will be shadowing Eli O. this morning.  Please make him feel welcome when you see him in class or in the hallway.
  3. Team Leaders will meet after 3rd hour in the Chapel.
  4. Congratulations to the following students who placed in the 3-D category of the New Berlin Art Show: Michael B. - 3rd, Alexander H. - 4th & Honorable Mention, Ty G. - 5th.
  5. NHS members will meet on Wednesday after 3rd hour in the Chapel.
  6. Applications for team leaders are being taken for next year's juniors and seniors.  If you are interested in applying please pick up a form in the school office.  If you have questions please talk with Mrs. Hennig or one of the current team leaders.
  7. It is not too late if you are still interested in joining the Track team.  Please talk to Mrs. Hennig or Mr. Ennis and join us for practice after school. Our first meet is one week from today!!
  8. Leadership is hosting a Chick-fil-A lunch on Friday.  $5 for the meal, an additional $5 for an extra sandwich.  Orders will be taken on Thursday.  Thank you to all who have purchased Chick-fil-A throughout the year; it helps with some of our leadership service projects!
  9. LuHi’s Virtual Auction is in full swing at HTTP://BIDPAL.NET/SPILUHI. The auction closes at 8pm on Thursday.  New items added daily!
  10. Senior baby/child pics are due to the school office by next Tuesday, May 4th.

Tonight’s Activity:

Baseball @ Home vs. Pawnee - 4:30

Softball vs. Lanphier @ Lawless Park - 4:30

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, April 23, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Salvation

Bible Verse:  Psalm 35:9, “Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord and delight in His salvation.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. This year’s Virtual Lutheran High Auction has officially opened and runs through 8pm on Thursday.  Check out all of the great items being auctioned off at HTTP://BIDPAL.NET/SPILUHI  New items are added daily, so keep checking in.  More information can be found on our school website at www.spiluhi.org under the LuHi Auction page. Who’s going to bid on the mountain bike? All proceeds from the auction benefit the students of Lutheran High School!!!!
  2. Students should bring a phone or computer to Leadership today as part of the presentation is interactive.
  3. We have 6 students in the New Berlin Art Show this weekend at the Sangamon County Fairgrounds - Autumn B., Michael B., Alex H., Kaeli P., Ty G., and AJ G. The show is open to the public:  Saturday, April 24th 11am - 2pm; Sunday, April 25th  12pm - 4pm; Monday, April 26th 9am - 2pm.
  4. Team Leaders will meet on Monday after 3rd hour in the Bio Room.
  5. Seniors:  1 baby picture and 1 younger child picture need to be turned into the school office or emailed to admin@spiluhi.org by Tuesday, May 4th.

Sports Updates:

Baseball took 2 losses in their double header vs. Mt. Olive in conference play last night.

The volleyball team had a dominating win last night to end the season 16-2 and 8-0.  The Lady Crusaders are the MSM conference champs!!!   The seniors stepped on the floor one last time as Crusaders and did so with domination.  Erin led in kills with 12 and also had 4 aces.   Delaney had 7 kills and 8 digs.  Paige dished out 27 assists on the night.  The sophomores rounded out those numbers with Kaleigh having 5 kills and 3 aces, Anna with 9 digs, and Ali and Maddie dominating the net play and contributing blocks.  The girls closed out their season with a 25-8, 25-17 victory! 

Tonight’s Activity:

Girls Soccer @ Home vs. Taylorville - 4:30pm

Saturday’s Activity:

Football @ North Greene High School in White Hall, IL - 2:00pm

Sunday’s Activity:

NHS Induction Ceremony - 1:30pm in the Chapel

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Paige B. in Life Skills for  excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude &  effort in class or on homework, and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment or test.

Junior Vivian Y. in Geometry for outstanding Illustration of Geometry Concepts.

Sophomore Evan W. in Religion for major improvement in attitude and/or academics.

Sophomore Simon K. in Geometry for excelling in the 4th quarter.

Sophomore Ella R. in Geometry in outstanding Illustration of Geometry Concepts.

Freshman Kaeli P. in Art for the only freshman with two entries in the New Berlin Art Show this weekend.

Sophomore Mati W. in Biology for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework, and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test. 

Also nominated were:  Hannah S., Mason K., and Evan H.

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

The cast and crew of “The Island of Dr. Libris” for two wonderful stage performances last weekend, as well as all of the hard work and dedication necessary to prepare for those live performances!

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Jared A. in Baseball for getting his first high school hit this week. 

Senior Erin B. in Volleyball for her leadership and positive attitude in all times.  Her dominating net play and big defense in the Hartem game this past week.

And Finally…...Juniors and seniors, it's the announcement you've been waiting for - Prom IS coming! Yes, we ARE having a prom. Our LuHi juniors and seniors are invited to attend this year's event on May 15th. Due to continued Covid restrictions, the event will be for Lutheran High School Junior and Senior students ONLY.  Further details, including theme, ticket price, court voting, and other exciting things will come next week!

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Salvation

Bible Verse:  Psalm 28:8, “The Lord is the strength of His people, a fortress of salvation for His anointed one.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group “C” attends worship in the Chapel.
  2. Teachers, the baseball players may change at lunch OR during an afternoon study hall - with permission from their teachers.  They play at 4pm at home, but need to get out to the field immediately after school.
  3. All PE and sports bags need to be picked up from the gym before you leave school today.
  4. Tomorrow will be a $1 dress down day hosted by the Leadership Team Leaders.  Same rules as always apply.  As a reminder for those Team Leaders taking money at the doors, you should arrive and check into the school office by 7:25am.
  5. Seniors:  1 baby picture and 1 younger child picture need to be turned into the school office or emailed to admin@spiluhi.org by Tuesday, May 4th.

Sports Updates:

Baseball lost to New Berlin last night, but the team starts conference play today.

JV Volleyball played their last game of the season and lost 25-18, 25-15.  They learned a lot and it was fun to see their growth. 

The Varsity Volleyball team beat Auburn 25-23, 25-14 in a great game.  Erin led in kills with 9, Kaleigh with 7 and Delaney with 5. Paige had 25 assists.  The girls are 15-2 on the year and play their last conference game tonight.  Come cheer them on!

Tonight’s Activities:

Baseball  - Double Header @ Home vs. Mt. Olive - 4:00pm

Varsity ONLY Volleyball @ Home vs. Morrisonville - 6:00pm   Broadcast on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbo-3VqUqCJNaKQVcDx1aWw

7th Hour Announcements

EVERYONE:  Please listen carefully to the following Baseball update as part of this information was left out of morning announcements and part has changed throughout the day.  Teachers, please dismiss the baseball players at 2:45.  The games will be played at New Berlin High School.

PE and sports bags need to be removed from the gym.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Salvation

Bible Verse:  Psalm 9:13-14, “...Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death, that I may declare your praises in the gates of Daughter Zion, and there rejoice in your salvation” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Evan H.

  1. Leadership team leaders will meet after 3rd hour in the bio room.  
  2. All Seniors will be dismissed via intercom announcement to the gym at approximately 10:40 for their class picture.
  3. All PE and sports bags need to be picked up from the gym before you leave school today and tomorrow.

Volleyball Update:

The girls showed the crowd an exciting night of Volleyball.  The JV came out against a good Hartsburg team to play point-for-point, but couldn’t quite pull out the win.  Losing 25-18, 25-20, but such a great match!

And hold on to your hats, fans……..The varsity faced a tough rival team that always elevates our play.  The Lady Crusaders started off the night with phenomenal defense and net play to easily control the lead-- pulling ahead 22-13, BUT Hartem did not give up.  They clawed their way back and capitalized on some errors to win game 1, 26-24, in a nail-biter.   The great thing about the Lady Crusaders is that they will not let a game 1 loss dictate their night.   The girls came out in domination once again, controlling most of the game, yet Hartem made it interesting by tying it up, but the Crusaders came out on top of game 2, 26-24. The most impressive part of game 2 was when both teams kept a rally alive for 24 back and forth contacts with the Saders winning that momentum-shifting point!   Game 3 was very similar to the last 2 with the Saders controlling and Hartem fighting back. The Saders pulled out the victory with big defense, big blocking, and big swings!   The consistent setting by Paige and serve-receive in the back line kept the girls steady to claim a HUGE 25-22 win.  Erin led in kills with 12 and Kaleigh with 10, while Anna had 18 digs on the night and Paige had a big 35 assists.  What a fun night of volleyball! 

Tonight’s Activities:

Baseball  - Double Header vs. New Berlin @ Lenz Field in Jacksonville - 4:30pm

JV/V Volleyball @ Home vs. Auburn - 6:00/7:15pm   Broadcast on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbo-3VqUqCJNaKQVcDx1aWw

7th Hour Announcements

ALL Seniors are to meet in the Chapel tomorrow morning at 7am appropriately dressed for Senior yearbook portraits. See Mr. Ennis if you have questions.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Salvation

Bible Verse:  1 Chronicles 16:23, “Sing to the Lord, all the Earth; proclaim His salvation day after day.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Rylan R.

  1. Group “B” attends worship in the Chapel.
  2. Seniors:  Be in the Chapel at 7:00AM TOMORROW morning for your individual yearbook portrait. If you aren’t sure what to wear, see Mr. Ennis today.   Then, the Senior Class Picture will be taken before 4th hour.
  3. Leadership team leaders will meet after 3rd hour tomorrow.  Seniors will be dismissed via intercom at the appropriate time.
  4. Pick up PE bags before you leave school today, tomorrow, and Thursday due to Home games in the gym.

Service Hour & Summer Employment Opportunities:

Information about these opportunities is located on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons or in the school office.

Sports Updates:

The JV Volleyball Girls took a tough loss to Sangamon Valley, but the varsity team came out and dominated winning 25-12 and 25-5. Maddie C. had 12 service points in game 2 to control the Crusaders’ momentum.  Delaney led the team with 9 kills and Erin B. added 6.   Paige had 26 assists, and Kaleigh and Maddie contributed 4 and 3 aces, respectively!

Tonight’s Activities:

Tonight’s Baseball game is CANCELLED due to weather.

JV/V Volleyball @ Home vs. Hartsburg - 6:00/7:15pm   Broadcast on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbo-3VqUqCJNaKQVcDx1aWw

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, April 19, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Salvation

Bible Verse:  Exodus 15:32, “The Lord is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation.  He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the Baseball players at 2:30 and the Football players at 3:10. 
  2. Congratulations to the Cast, Crew, and director of The Isle of Dr. Libris for two excellent performances this past weekend.  You managed something that VERY few are able to accomplish during this Covid time, and you did it with hard work, discipline, and professionalism.  Thank you and well done!!
  3. Prom Committee meeting after 3rd hour in Ms. Ericson’s classroom.
  4. Algebra 2 students are to pick up their papers in the folders outside Mrs. Koopman’s classroom.
  5. Senior Individual Portraits at 7am and Class Picture before 4th hour on Wednesday.
  6. NHS Spring Induction Ceremony on Sunday.

Service Hour Opportunities:

Canvassing the area around the LCMS Central IL District office on Saturday, May 8th.  Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, May 5th.*  

Summer Employment Opportunity:

Trinity is looking for part-time aides for its summer camp.*  

*Information about these opportunities is located on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons or in the school office.

Tonight’s Activities:

Baseball @ Athens - 4:30pm

JV Football @ Beardstown - 6pm

JV/V Volleyball @ Home vs. Sangamon Valley - 6:00/7:15pm   Broadcast on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbo-3VqUqCJNaKQVcDx1aWw

7th Hour Announcements

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Jennifer P. in Drawing for consistent positive effort in class or on homework.

Sophomore Evan H. in Honors English 10 for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test; excellent composition in a recent Synthesis Argument Essay.

Sophomore Mason K. in PE for consistent positive effort in class or on homework, excellent hustle in Capture the Flag Unit.                                                

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

The Boys soccer team for all their hard work and discipline to make it through the season while doing their best to stay healthy. Great work, men!

Sophomore Anna S. on JV and Varsity Volleyball for stepping up and contributing big in the back row and improving on consistency and confidence.  A huge game vs Plains!!  

Sophomore Grady L. for improvement and making strides in Baseball.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, April 16, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Clarity

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Today is a 12:10pm dismissal from 8th hour classes.  Everyone should be picked up from the school grounds no later than 12:30pm.
  2. LuHi is hosting the ACT test on Saturday.  Absolutely NO ONE, other than proctors and those taking the test, is allowed in the school building until 1:00pm.  Please plan ahead if you need something from the building on Saturday morning.
  3. Spring play ticket sales END AT NOON TODAY - NO WALK-INS!  Tickets may be purchased by the cast member’s families; LuHi faculty/staff; and LuHi students.  Prices are: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students.  No tickets will be sold at the door.
  4. Attention all Seniors: a couple of reminders…1.) your Senior Day of Celebration is Monday.  If you will not be in school on Monday, a parent/guardian MUST still call or email in your absence before 8:15am; and 2.) individual yearbook portraits will be taken on Wednesday beginning at 7 am.  All seniors need to be in the Chapel at 7am.  Girls will wear a drape provided by LifeTouch; guys are to wear dress slacks, a white, long-sleeved button down shirt, and a dark, solid-colored tie.  A class picture will be taken before 4th hour class on Wednesday.  

Service Hour Opportunity:

Our LCMS Central Illinois District office is looking for volunteers to help canvas the area around the office located at 1850 N Grand Ave West to pass out information to neighborhood residents on Saturday, May 8th beginning at 10AM (lunch will be provided). For more information or to sign up no later than Wednesday, May 5th, please contact Dr. Ken Schurb at the district office @217-793-1802, or by e-mail at: kschurb@cidlcms.org.

There is also an opportunity to stuff paper leaflets into bags during study halls or after school from 3:30-4:00 during the week of April 26th.  If interested, please sign up in the school office.

Summer Employment Opportunity:

Calling any LuHi students looking for a summer job and like working with kids! Trinity is looking for part-time aides for its summer camp.  Please contact Trinity's school office at 217-787-2323 if you are interested in learning more. 

Sports Update:  

In Volleyball:  The Crusaders came out with total control of the game and dominated Carlinville 25-13, 25-14.  The Saders were led by Kaleigh B. with 9 kills, Delaney S. with 8, and Erin B. with 5.  Paige B. tallied 24 assists and Hope C. had 2 big blocks in her first varsity start!   The girls are 12-2 and are back in action Monday night at home. 

Tonight’s Activities:

Boys Soccer vs. Calvary @ Hazel Dell - 4:30pm

Saturday’s Activities:

ACT Testing at LuHi 7:00am-1:00pm

Football vs. Beardstown @ MacMurray College - 1:00pm   See Routt’s website for any fan restrictions.

Spring Play - restricted to cast & crew families, faculty/staff, and LuHi students only

Sunday’s Activities:

Spring Play - restricted to cast & crew families, faculty/staff, and LuHi students only

7th Hour Announcement

Seniors:  a couple of reminders…1.) your Senior Day of Celebration is Monday.  If you will not be in school on Monday, a parent/guardian still needs to call or email in your absence before 8:15am; and 2.) senior yearbook portraits and class picture will be taken on Wednesday.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Clarity

Bible Verse:  2 Timothy 3:16, “All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group “A” attends worship in the Chapel
  2. Please welcome  Daulton B. shadowing Miles K. this morning.
  3. Tickets for the play may be purchased by the cast member’s families; LuHi faculty, staff, and students until noon tomorrow.  Prices are: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students.  No tickets will be sold at the door.
  4. PE students - Please continue to take your bags home every night this week because of home games in the gym.
  5. Tomorrow, Friday, there will be cones set up in the far west parking lot near the entrance to the baseball driveway.  Please do not park in those spots as a delivery is being made during the day.  Thank you!
  6. Attention all Seniors:  individual yearbook portraits will be taken on Wednesday, April 21st beginning at 7 am.  More information to follow.

Sports Update:  

The volleyball girls traveled to Athens for a non-conference match-up, winning 25-13, 18-25, 25-13.  The team was led in kills by Erin B. with 11 and Delaney S. with 10.  They were followed by even contributions from Maddie C. with 4, and Kaleigh B. and Makenna C. with 3 each.  Paige dished out 34 assists.  The defense was led by Kaleigh and Anna S. with 12 digs each.  The girls  faced adversity during the game and pulled through together to finish with a win.  They are 11-2 on the year. 

The baseball team lost 8-11 in a good JV game vs. Springfield High.  A highlight of the night was a triple play with Tad A. on the mound, Aaron S. at third and Kohl M. at the plate.  Great triple play, boys! 

Tonight’s Activities:

Volleyball v@ Home vs. Carlinville, 6:00 & 7:15 pm  Broadcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbo-3VqUqCJNaKQVcDx1aWw

Boys Baseball @ Auburn - 6:00 pm

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Clarity

Bible Verse:  Isaiah 30:21, “And when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers - please excuse the boys baseball team at 2:45 today.
  2. Tickets for the play may be purchased by the cast member’s families; LuHi faculty, staff, and students until noon on Friday.  Prices are: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students.  No tickets will be sold at the door.
  3. PE students - Please continue to take your bags home every night this week because of home games in the gym.
  4. Attention all Seniors:  individual yearbook portraits will be taken on Wednesday, April 21st beginning at 7 am.  More information to follow.

Sports Update:  

The Boys Soccer team lost 0-2 in our last home game of the season.  The team’s last game is Friday vs. Calvary in a conference match-up. 

The JV and Varsity Girls Volleyball teams both took wins against Calvary last night.  The varsity remains undefeated in conference play and is 10 & 2 on the year.  Great job, girls!

The Varsity Baseball team held its own against Springfield Southeast through the first four innings of yesterday’s game; however, in the fifth inning, they fell behind by four runs. The Crusaders continued to fight through the deficit, but the comeback fell just short in a 6-5 loss to Southeast.  Clifton M. recorded 3 RBI’s, while Grady L., Chrisitan S. and Kohl M. all scored for the Crusaders.  Kohl M., Elliott W., and Ethan T. all got their 1st career high school hit during the game.  Congrats, boys!

Tonight’s Activities:

Volleyball vs Athens @ Athens, Varsity only @ 6:00 pm

Boys Baseball vs  Springfield at LLCC, JV only @ 4:30 pm

7th Hour Announcements

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Elizabeth F. in Algebra 2 for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

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

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Caleb S. in Boys Soccer for his hard work and dedication, day-in and day-out, in training and games.  Also, for his great bending corner kick for a goal vs. Lanphier.

Sophomore Hope C. in JV Volleyball for consistent positive attitude and always being so loud in JV and Varsity games to be a vocal leader.

Senior Paige B. in Varsity Volleyball for her leadership and consistency on the floor.  Steady hand and always doing her job in her role as setter.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, April 9, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Faithfulness

Bible Verse:  Matthew 25:21, “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.  You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Eli O.

and on Sunday to:  Seniors Elizabeth E. and Alex S.

  1. For Leadership today, we will be going outside for some games.  Teams 1-5 should exit through the gym door.  Teams 6-10 exit through the West entrance by the school office.  Gather along the sidewalk with your team.
  2. There is play rehearsal tomorrow from 2-6pm.
  3. NHS will meet on Monday after 3rd hour in the Chapel.

Saturday’s Activities:

JV/V Volleyball @ Home vs. Pleasant Plains - 9:30 & 11:00am   Broadcast on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbo-3VqUqCJNaKQVcDx1aWw

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

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Faithfulness

Bible Verse:  1 Timothy 1:12, “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group “B” attends worship in the Chapel.
  2. There is NO Math Mana after school today.

Volleyball Update:

The girls volleyball team traveled to Beardstown for non-conference action. The JV team took a loss in game 1, yet battled back in a close point for point game #2, but lost 24-26.  

The varsity took the floor and came away with a dominating win.  The girls came out powerful from the beginning and didn’t look back. They won 25-6, 25-5.  The team was led in kills by Makenna C. with 6 and Kaleigh B. with 5.  Kaleigh also had 3 aces along with 3 from Erin B.  Paige had 16 assists and Anna S. had 10 digs.  The girls are back in action on Saturday vs Plains.

Tonight’s Activity:

Senior Parent meeting - 6:30pm in the Chapel

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Faithfulness

Bible Verse:  Luke 16:10, “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very thittle thing is unrighteous also in much.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Leadership Team Leaders meet after 3rd hour in the Bio room.
  2. There IS a Student Council meeting after school today.
  3. There is NO Math Mana tomorrow.
  4. The Senior Parent meeting is tomorrow night at 6:30pm in the Chapel.  
  5. Girls soccer practices begin today from 3:35 to 5 for those not currently participating in a sport. Meet at the soccer field.

Sports Updates:

The Crusaders soccer team took on the Cardinals from Plains yesterday.  LuHi had some great looks at goal, but could not find the back of the net and fell behind 1-0 at half. Plains scored 2 in the second half winning 3-0.

In JV action, Miles K., Jared A., and Kaden M. all found the back of the net, while Jacob C. and Rylan R. combined for the shutout in goal as LuHi won 3-0.  Great job, team!

The girls volleyball team remained undefeated in conference play last night with a solid win over Mt. Olive.  The team was led in kills by Makenna C. with 8, Erin B. and Kaleigh B. with 6 each, and Ali D. balanced the attack by contributing 5 kills.  Paige B. led with 23 assists and Makenna C. added 5 aces to the mix.  The girls won 25-17, 25-11 and are back in action tonight.  They are 7-1 on the year.   

Today’s Activity:

JV/V Volleyball at Beardstown - 6:00 & 7:15 

7th Hour Announcements

There will be NO Math Mana on Thursday this week.

All PE bags need to be removed from the gym before you leave school today.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Faithfulness

Bible Verse:  Psalm 119:90, “Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; you established the Earth, and it stands.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group “A” attends worship in the Chapel today.
  2. The Senior Class is meeting tomorrow morning at 7:40am in Mrs. Koopman’s classroom.
  3. Leadership Team Leaders will meet tomorrow after 3rd hour in the Bio room.
  4. The Senior Parent meeting is Thursday night at 6:30pm in the Chapel.  The meeting will also be available virtually.  An email will be sent home Thursday regarding how to access the virtual meeting.
  5. Girls soccer will start its practices tomorrow from 3:35 to 5 for those not currently participating in a sport. Meet at the soccer field

Soccer Update:

The Crusaders took on a scrapy Lanphier team yesterday and came away with an 8-1 victory. Duncan S. and Reese B. each scored 2 goals, while Miles K., Jacob C., Kaden M., and Caleb S. recorded 1 each. Chipping in with assists were Miles, Reese, Kaden, Duncan, and Hayden R. 

Today’s Activity:

Boys Soccer at Home vs. Pleasant Plains - 4:30pm

Volleyball at Home vs. Mt. Olive - 6:00 & 7:15   Reserved rostered parent tickets plus 60 first-come, first-served seats.   Broadcast on YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbo-3VqUqCJNaKQVcDx1aWw

7th Hour Announcements

This Week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Elizabeth E. in Physics for consistent positive effort in class or on homework and excellent leadership during labs.

Sophomore Elly C. in Spanish 2 for major improvement in attitude and/or academics.

Sophomore Elijah K. in Ceramics for consistent positive effort in class or on homework.

Sophomore Abigail O. in Spanish 2 for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

This Week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Ty G., Boys Soccer, for his great 1v1 marking, leadership by example, and ‘always play tough’ attitude.

Sophomore Makenna C. and Senior Delaney S. in Volleyball for great leadership and control on the outside; big defense and both leading the team in kills the past 2 games. 

There is no school tomorrow or Monday.  Enjoy this time with your families.  We will see you on Tuesday morning!

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Resurrection

Bible Verse:  Romans 10:9, “... if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Liam G.

  1. Please welcome to LuHi today Sophie P. shadowing her brother, Sam, AND Isabelle S. shadowing Makenna C.  
  2. Group “C” attends worship in the Chapel today.
  3. Senior Soccer players will be recognized at this Saturday’s game for their hard work and dedication to LuHi sports over their high school career.  We will introduce our senior players and their parents after the game. 
  4. There is no school on Friday or Monday for Easter break.  Enjoy this time with your families!  We will see you on Tuesday at 8am.
  5. There will be a Senior Class meeting on Wednesday morning, April 7th at 7:40am.

Sports Updates:

The LuHi Road Warriors continued their trek on I-55 as they traveled to Jerseyville to take on the Panthers. Playing into a 30+MPH wind the first half, the Crusaders played strong defense, but fell behind 5-0. LuHi came out strong in the second half and found the back of the net off a pill from Duncan S. The final score was 7-1.

The girls volleyball team traveled down the road to play SHG in a tough battle.  The girls played point for point, but a few cyclone runs gave them the lead and the Crusaders could not get control.  We saw a lot of really great things, big digs, great aces, and some huge kills against a big blocking team.  It didn’t end in a W like we wanted, but we will learn and grow from these games to help us battle harder. 

Friday’s Activity:

Football @ Brown County High School - 7pm   Check Routt’s website for any restrictions in attendance.

Saturday’s Activity:

Boys Soccer @ Home vs. Staunton - 11:00am    It’s Senior Recognition Day!!!!    Remember your lawn chairs.

Monday’s Activity:

Boys Soccer @ Home vs. Lanphier - 4:30pm   

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Resurrection

Bible Verse:  Acts 24:15, “Having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the soccer team at 2:15pm today.
  2. Tomorrow is a FREE Dress Down Day.  Same rules as usual apply.  Check with Mrs. Hennig or the school office if you have questions about tomorrow’s attire.
  3. Senior Soccer players will be recognized at this Saturday’s game for their hard work and dedication to LuHi sports over their high school career.  We will introduce our senior players and their parents after the game. 
  4. There is no school on Friday or Monday for Easter break.

Sports Updates:

The Crusader soccer team traveled to Mt. Pulaski and came away with a 5-0 victory. The team played a strong defensive, passing, and finishing game.  Scoring for the Crusaders were Hayden R., and two goals each by  Landon W. and Duncan S.  Assists were recorded by Miles K., Rylan R., Nolan W., and Duncan S.  Jacob C. was in goal for the shut out. Great job, team !

The Lady Crusaders stay undefeated at 6-0 beating Nokomis in a non-Conference game 25-10, 25-7.  The Saders were led in kills by Makenna C. and Delaney S. with 8 each, followed by Erin B. with 5.  Makenna also had 5 aces on the night.  Paige B. contributed 14 assists.   Great match, ladies! And fans, please check the sports calendar for the YouTube link to watch the girls vs. SHG tonight. 

Tonight’s Activity:

Boys Soccer @ Jersey Community High School - 4:30pm    (Location: 801 North State St, Jerseyville)

    Remember your lawn chairs.

Varsity Volleyball @ SHG - 6:00pm   Only 2 parents per rostered player allowed in attendance.  Broadcast on 

   YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/shgbroadcasting 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Resurrection

Bible Verse:  1 Corinthians 6:14, “and God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Alex H.

  1. Group “B” attends worship in the Chapel.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the soccer team at 1:55pm today.
  3. Thank you to our student ambassadors who led prospective families through the school building answering questions and making introductions to teachers last night.  You all did a wonderful job!
  4. Calendar reminder:  We are on Easter Break this weekend - No school on Good Friday or Easter Monday.  School resumes at 8:00am on Tuesday, April 6th.
  5. Please join us in celebrating our Senior Soccer players this Saturday, April 3rd.  We will introduce our seniors and their parents after the game. 

Soccer Update:

The LuHi boys soccer team traveled to Lincoln and took on a strong Railer team. The Railers found 3 goals in each half winning 6-0.  The JV team played strong, and on a goal by Jared A., won 1-0.

Tonight’s Activity:

Boys Soccer @ Mt. Pulaski - 4:00pm    Remember to bring your own lawn chairs.

Varsity Volleyball @ Nokomis - 6:00pm    Fans are allowed.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, March 29, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Resurrection

Bible Verse:  John 11:25, “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  Whoever believes in me, though he die, he shall live.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Please welcome Liam S. shadowing today with Miles K.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the soccer team at 2:50pm today.
  3. Scholastic Bowl team members are to meet in Mr. Ennis’ classroom immediately after school for yearbook pictures.  It should only take a few minutes if everyone goes directly to his classroom after the bell.
  4. Our Spring Open House for Prospective Students is tonight!!  Please be sure all of your things are cleaned up and presentable, and that your lockers are locked.

Sports Updates:

The Soccer team took on two strong programs over the weekend. On Friday vs. Raymond, it was a back and forth contest with great defense by Lutheran.  Raymond found the back of the net with 9 minutes left in the game and held on for the 1-0 victory.  Looking to bounce back on Saturday, the Crusaders played Hillsboro, but lost 7-0. The team fought hard the entire game and looks to build on the lessons learned. Thank you to all the fans that came to support the soccer program.

The Girls Volleyball team dominated in a conference win on Saturday morning for their home opener.  They defeated Pawnee 25-11, 25-7.  The team was led in kills by Erin B. with 7.  She was followed by even attacks from Makenna with 5, Delaney with 5 and Ali with 3.  The girls worked hard together and stayed focused.  They have 2 tough opponents this week that will test their play! 

Tonight’s Activity:

Boys Soccer @ Lincoln Community High School - 4:30pm

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, March 26, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Life

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 18:21, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Laura K.

        and Saturday to:  Freshman Joshua P.

  1. For today’s Leadership time, please bring a writing utensil with you, AND if you have a Sharpie marker, please bring that as well.
  2. Keep spreading the word about our Spring Open House for prospective families on Monday night.  Interested families must sign up on the SignUpGenius app.  They can contact the school office with any questions.  SignUp link:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4BACA62CA0F94-spring
  3. Seniors, please remind your parents to add the Senior Parent meeting on April 8th at 6:30pm to their calendars!
  4. For those with PE and/or sports bags in the gym, please pick them up before you leave school today.
  5. Scholastic Bowl pictures for the yearbook will be taken directly after school for just a few minutes in Mr. Ennis' classroom.

Tonight’s Activity:

Boys Soccer @ Home vs. Lincolnwood - 4:30pm.  Remember that fans are allowed, but to bring your own chairs.

Saturday’s Activities:

Varsity Volleyball @ Home - 10am  Varsity player parents, plus 60 fans (first come, first served) are allowed at the game.  Masks and physical distancing are required.

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbo-3VqUqCJNaKQVcDx1aWw

Boys Soccer @ HOME vs. Hillsboro - 11am  Fans are allowed, but bring your own chairs.

Football @ Illinois College - 1pm   Check Routt’s website for fan restrictions.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Laura K. in Health for an excellent quiz score.

Freshman Emily F. in Health and PE for an excellent quiz score in Health and great participation in PE.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Reece B. in boys soccer for leadership and getting the first goal in our first game.

The Girls Volleyball team for beginning the season 4 & 0, with complete team effort and willingness to fight in every game, and for playing hard, even without fans...since we’ve been at away games!

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Life

Bible Verse:  Psalm 121:7, “The Lord will keep you from all harm-He will watch over your life....” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Isaac G.

  1. Group “A” attends worship in the Chapel.
  2. LuHi’s Spring Open House for prospective families is on Monday.  Interested families must sign up on the SignUpGenius app.  Please help us share the news!   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4BACA62CA0F94-spring
  3. Seniors, please remind your parents to add the Senior Parent meeting on April 8th at 6:30pm to their calendars!

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Life

Bible Verse:  John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;  I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Honor Card applications accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until 3:30pm today.
  2. Sports Radio Channel 1450 is broadcasting LIVE from our Tech Lab tomorrow morning beginning at 6am!  
  3. Remember to keep spreading the word about our Spring Open House for prospective families.  Interested families must sign up on the SignUpGenius app.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4BACA62CA0F94-spring

Volleyball Updates:

The varsity girls volleyball team traveled to Lincolnwood for a conference match with the Lancers.  The Lady Crusaders won 25-17, 25-12 and were led in kills by Makenna C. with 9, followed by Erin B. with 8 and Delaney S. with 7.  Paige B. had 24 assists and Kaleigh B. led the backrow with 7 digs.  The girls remain undefeated at 4-0. 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Life

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 27:19, “As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Luke W.

  1. We have 3 students shadowing today:  Ella M. is shadowing Tristyn C., and Piper and Meena T. are shadowing Savannah S. and Makenna C.  Please greet and welcome our shadows to LuHi when you see them.
  2. Group “C” attends worship in the Chapel.
  3. The track team’s first workout, for those not currently in a sport, begins at 3:45 today.  Meet at the picnic tables.  If it’s raining, meet in the great hall.
  4. Honor Card applications are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until 3:30pm tomorrow.
  5. Sports Radio Channel 1450 will be broadcasting LIVE from LuHi Thursday morning from 6:00-8:30am in the Tech Lab.  Please spread the word, so we can have lots of listeners talking about LuHi!
  6. Lutheran High’s Spring Open House for prospective students is Monday.  Please share this information with families who have students approaching high school age.  Those interested, including anyone who would prefer a virtual tour, must sign up using the SignUpGenius app at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4BACA62CA0F94-spring

Volleyball Updates:

The Crusaders traveled to Franklin last evening to play South County in a conference matchup.  The JV started out the night with a win 25-18, 25-19.  The girls played well and it was a complete team effort.

Taking the court, the Varsity team played point for point in game 1, coming away with a 26-24 win.  In the 2nd game, the Crusaders didn’t let down, taking control early and leading the entire set.  The Crusaders were led in kills by Erin B. with 13, followed by Makenna C. and Delaney S. with 9 and 7 respectively.   Paige B. tallied 30 assists and Kaleigh B. played big defense, recording 7 digs and 3 aces.  Erin also had 4 aces for the Saders.  The girls are back in action tonight vs. Lincolnwood for another conference match.  

Thank you to all the fans and students who traveled to see us play!  It felt like normal again and the girls really appreciated all the support! 

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Volleyball @ Lincolnwood - 6:15/7:30     Broadcast on NFHS.

7th Hour Announcements:

Franklin has invited our students to attend tonight's Volleyball game, admission fee will be taken at the door.  It is a WHITE out!

Tonight's soccer match has been cancelled.  There is practice from 3:30-5:30.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, March 22, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Life

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 21:21, “Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honor.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Makenna C.

  1. Teachers, please  dismiss the soccer team at 2:55.
  2. Reminder for track athletes not involved in a sport right now, the first workout is tomorrow after school. Meet at the picnic tables by 3:45 pm.
  3. Sam Madonia, from Sports Radio Channel 1450, will be broadcasting LIVE from LuHi THIS Thursday morning from 6:00-8:30am in the Tech Lab.  Spread the word, so that we might reach as many prospective families in the Springfield listening area as possible to let them know about the good work happening here at LuHi.
  4. Lutheran High’s Spring Open House for prospective students is Monday, March 29th.  Look for the article in the Ledger and share it with families who have students approaching high school age.  Those interested in the Spring Open House, including a virtual tour if needed, must sign up using the SignUpGenius app at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4BACA62CA0F94-spring

Sports Updates:

The Boys Soccer team went 0-2 over the break, but continued to learn and grow.  The team is working hard and excited for this week with hopefully some sunshine in the forecast!

The Girls Volleyball team went 2-0.  They traveled to Routt and dominated their first game of the year, winning 25-18, 25-8.  Stopping those rockets.  The team then traveled to Edinburg for a conference game, winning 25-8, 25-7 to keep the traveling trophy.

JV Girls only played on Tuesday and lost a tough battle 23-25, 25-27 to Routt.  They battled hard and it was a great first game of the year! 

Sports News:

Congratulations to Sophomore Makenna C. (1st team) and Senior Delaney S. (2nd team) for being selected to the MSM All-Conference Girls Basketball team.  

Congratulations also to Senior Nikko B. for making 1st team All-Conference for the Boys Basketball team. 

We are all very proud of you all!

Tonight’s Activities:

Boys Soccer @ Athens- 4:30pm     Fans allowed, but you should bring your own chairs.

JV/V Volleyball @ Franklin - 6:15/7:30     Broadcast on NFHS.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, March 12, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Blessings

Bible Verse:  Psalm 67:7, “May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the Earth will fear Him.” 

Happy Birthday over Spring Break to:  Freshmen Alex R. and Dawson S.

  1. During Leadership today, all boys will meet in Chapel and all girls in the Gym.
  2. NHS applications due to Mrs. Quigg by 3:30pm today.
  3. Make sure to turn in your non-perishable food items to your leadership boxes immediately after 2nd hour class if you want them counted for your leadership team.  The Breadline truck will be here late this morning to pick up the items.
  4. Lutheran High’s Spring Open House for prospective students is Monday, March 29th.  Look for the article in the Ledger and share it with families who have students approaching high school age.  Those interested in the Spring Open House, including a virtual tour if needed, must sign up using the SignUpGenius app at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4BACA62CA0F94-spring

Basketball Update:  

Girls Basketball picked up a win, 52-32, in their final road game of the season at Triopia. Senior Delaney S. scored her 1,000th career point during the game. Congratulations Delaney!!! That is a tremendous accomplishment! The team improved to 7-4 on the season and will play our final game on Saturday. Great job girls!

Tomorrow’s Activity:

Girls Basketball @ Home vs. Williamsville - 2pm    

   Broadcast on YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbo-3VqUqCJNaKQVcDx1aWw

There are boys soccer games, girls volleyball games, and the first football game over break.  Please check out the school calendar on our website, www.spiluhi.org, for game dates, times, fan restrictions, and locations/broadcast information.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Kiersten O. in Religion for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework, and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.  Kiersten did an excellent job on an interview project for class.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Delaney S., in conjunction with the Girls Basketball team which helped her, for scoring her 1000th career point!

The Varsity Boys Basketball team for making it to the consolation championship of the Waverly Holiday Tournament.  What an accomplishment, gentleman! 

Have a wonderful, relaxing break next week and we will see you back at 8am on Monday the 22nd!

7th Hour Announcements

A couple of reminders for Juniors and Seniors: NHS applications are due tomorrow, AND tomorrow is the last day to register, without a late fee, for the April ACT test.

And finally, remember that tomorrow is a $1 dress down day to support the St. John’s Breadline.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Blessings

Bible Verse:  Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group “B” attends worship in the Chapel.
  2. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg tomorrow by 3:30pm.
  3. Tomorrow is the last day to donate non-perishable food items for the St. John’s Breadline.
  4. $1 dress down day tomorrow with proceeds to support St. John’s Breadline. 

Basketball Update:  

The boys beat New Berlin to advance to the consolation championship game of the Waverly Holiday Tournament!   The boys were led in scoring by Sophomore Geno D. with 11, followed by Seniors Isaac G. and Nikko B. with 9 and 7 respectively.  Congrats gentleman and keep working hard!  The boys end their season on Saturday with that consolation championship round game. 

Tonight’s Activities:

Girls Basketball at Triopia - 6pm    

   Broadcast on Triopia’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Triopia-CUSD-27-203102213226299/

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Blessings

Bible Verse:  John 20:29, “Then Jesus told him, ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Siena S.

  1. Teachers, please take the Chick-fil-A lunch count after announcements and send sheets to the office.  Students, before placing your order, remember that the Chick-fil-A lunch is TOMORROW, not Friday.
  2. Those interested in SADD, please meet in the Chapel after 3rd hour today.
  3. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg by 3:30pm on Friday. While Mrs. Quigg is out, you may turn applications into the office if you don’t want to hold on to them until she returns.  Transfer of service hours must be requested no later than noon TODAY by speaking with Mrs. Conner in the school office.
  4. Keep bringing in those non-perishable food items to your Leadership rooms!  Remember, we have a goal of OVER 1,000 items to help feed those in need here in the Springfield area.  
  5. Friday is a $1 dress down day with proceeds being added to the canned food drive to support St. John’s Breadline.  Faculty and staff may participate as well.

Basketball Update:  

The Lady Crusaders took a tough loss last night, 50-46, at Tri-City.  The girls fall to 6-4 on the year and play again Thursday at Triopia. 

The JV boys battled hard, but fell to Lincolnwood by 10 in their final game of the season.

The Varsity team fought hard as well, but ended up losing by 2, 37-39, to Lincolnwood in a conference match- up.  The boys look to bounce back tonight in the Waverly tournament.  

Tonight’s Activities:

Varsity Boys Basketball at the Waverly Tournament vs. New Berlin - 6pm   Broadcast on NFHS

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Blessings

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Clifton M.

  1. Please welcome Blake S. shadowing today with Hannah B.
  2. Group “A” attends worship in the Chapel.
  3. Students interested in starting a Students Against Destructive Decisions club (SADD) at LuHi are asked to meet tomorrow after 3rd hour in the Chapel.
  4. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg by 3:30pm on Friday. Transfer of service hours must be initiated by speaking with Mrs. Conner in the school office no later than TOMORROW at noon.
  5. Please take all non-perishable food items to your assigned Leadership classrooms for counting.  
  6. The team leaders will be hosting a Chick-fil-A lunch on Thursday.  $5 for the meal/$5 for an additional sandwich. Orders taken tomorrow after announcements.

Basketball Update:  

Varsity Boys Basketball traveled to Waverly for game #2 of the Waverly Tournament.  The boy’s held on for the win beating Tri-City for the 2nd time this year, 53-50, to move into the semifinals of the consolation bracket.  Keep working hard boys! 

The Girls Basketball team picked up another win, 52-21, over Pawnee last night.  The team used a great second half effort to pull away after leading only 18-15 at the half.  The Crusaders improved to 6-3 on the season and 4-1 in the MSM Conference. 

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Boys Basketball at Home vs. Lincolnwood - 6 & 7:30pm   Broadcast on YouTube.

     Broadcast information: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbo-3VqUqCJNaKQVcDx1aWw

Girls Basketball at Tri-City - 7:15pm

     Broadcast information:  NFHS OR Facebook Live from the Tri-City Athletic Booster facebook page

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, March 8, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Blessings

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:  Junior Mason L.

  1. Both NHS AND the Leadership Team Leaders will meet today after 3rd hour in the Chapel.
  2. Are you SADD?  Students interested in starting a Students Against Destructive Decisions club at LuHi are asked to meet on Wednesday after 3rd hour in the Chapel.
  3. All non-perishable food items for the NHS & Leadership canned food drive are to be marked with your Leadership Team number and placed in the boxes in your assigned Leadership classroom.  Although the food drive is a service project with the purpose of feeding those in need in the Springfield area through the St. John’s Breadline, there is also a fun competition amongst the leadership teams happening as well.  The team with the most food donations will receive an ice cream treat and a free break the dress code day. Our goal is to collect over 1,000 items! 
  4. NHS applications need to be turned into Mrs. Quigg by 3:30pm on Friday. If you need to transfer service hours, you must speak with Mrs. Conner in the school office no later than Wednesday at noon.
  5. The team leaders will be hosting a Chick-fil-A lunch on Thursday.  Orders will be taken Wednesday.

Basketball Update:  

The JV team was defeated by Calvary on Friday night, 53 to 40.  The JV team continues to improve, and the future for the Crusaders boys basketball program looks good.

The Varsity team was victorious against the Calvary Saints on Friday, 60 to 39, sealing the win by playing tough defense.  It was another good team win, and on Senior night against Calvary!

Practices starting today:

Soccer and Volleyball after school 

Baseball - open field-3:45-5pm Monday and Tuesday

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl Regional Competition

Girls Basketball at home vs. Pawnee - 6pm   Broadcast on YouTube.

     Broadcast information: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbo-3VqUqCJNaKQVcDx1aWw

Varsity Boys Basketball at Waverly Tournament vs. Tri-City - 6:30pm

     Broadcast information:  NFHS Network

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Integrity

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 20:7, “The righteous who walks in his integrity, blessed are his children after him.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Brynn B.

  1. Team Leaders meet after 3rd hour in the Bio room.
  2. Friday is a ½ day of school with a 12:10pm dismissal.  
  3. Friday is also Senior Night for Boys Basketball, Scholastic Bowl, and Speech Team.
  4. Next week is the NHS & Leadership canned food drive.  All non-perishable food items are to be taken to your Leadership classrooms for counting.

Basketball Updates:

The Crusaders JV put together a solid team effort with a win over the Edinburg Wildcats last evening, 34-15. 9 out of 11 players scored for the Crusaders!

The Varsity team came away with a 62 to 28 win against the Wildcats of Edinburg yesterday.  We had a team high of 19 assists with Sophomore Geno D. contributing 6.  Senior Nikko B. led scoring with 20 points while Sophomore Wes M. chipped in 18.  All of the players got into the game and contributed to the win.

The Lady Crusaders picked up another victory on Senior Night, winning 60-18 over Lincolnwood. The team improves to 5-1 on the season; travelling to Mt. Pulaski Thursday night.

Scholastic Bowl Update:

The Scholastic Bowl team traveled to Lincolnwood last night for their MSM competition. They played a great match, beating Pawnee in the first round, and playing strong against Franklin in the second round, but coming up short. Junior Ben W. and Senior Lauren L. led the night in toss ups, with some great responses from Seniors Natalie S. and Ty G. as well. Great match, guys!

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Integrity

Bible Verse:  Psalm 25:21, “May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group “B” attends worship in the Chapel.
  2. Please remove PE bags from the gym before leaving school today.
  3. Tonight's theatre rehearsal will end at 5 instead of 5:30. Only performers are required to attend, no tech or backstage crew.
  4. Senior cap and gown pick up is tomorrow morning from 7:30-7:55am in the Chapel Lobby.
  5. Team Leaders will meet tomorrow after 3rd hour.
  6. Friday is a ½ day of school with a 12:10pm dismissal.  All students must be picked up from the school grounds by 12:30pm.
  7. Friday is Senior Night for Boys Basketball, Scholastic Bowl, and Speech Team at 7:30pm.
  8. Qualifying Juniors and Seniors who wish to apply for membership in the Lutheran High School Chapter of the National Honor Society must submit proper application to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 12th. Please speak with Mrs. Conner in the school office no later than Wednesday, March 10th if you want to request a transfer of service hours.  Contact Mrs. Quigg if you have any questions. 

Basketball Update:

Girls Basketball picked up another win last night, 39-24, over South Fork. The Crusaders improve to 4-1 on the season.  Senior Night is tonight! 

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl - MSM Conference Championship Meet

Girls Basketball at HOME vs. Lincolnwood - 6pm   **TONIGHT IS SENIOR NIGHT!!**  Please plan to watch our YouTube broadcast.  Prior to the game, we will honor our 3 Seniors -Bella A., Delaney S., and Emma D. - who have given so much of themselves on the court over their high school career.

Broadcast info:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbo-3VqUqCJNaKQVcDx1aWw

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, March 1, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Integrity

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 10:9, “Whoever walks in integrity, walks securely, but he who makes his way crooked will be found out.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Attention all LuHi siblings: you are needed in the Chapel immediately after 3rd hour today for yearbook sibling photos.
  2. If you are interested in participating in Track & Field this spring, please come to the meeting today after school in the Biology room!  If you are not able to attend but are interested OR if you are in Scholastic Bowl as you have already committed to Schol Bowl practice, please see Mrs. Hennig at some other time today.  
  3. Senior cap and gown pick up is Wednesday morning before school.  Please make sure that your orders are paid before Wednesday.  The representatives will NOT be accepting payments that morning.
  4. Winter Activity Senior Nights are this week! Girls Basketball is on Tuesday at 6pm, and on Friday is Boys Basketball, Scholastic Bowl and Speech Team at 7:30pm!  
  5. Friday is a ½ day of school with a 12:10pm dismissal from 8th hour.
  6. Next week is the NHS/Leadership canned food drive.
  7. Here’s the Spring reminder that if you want to be allowed the privilege of sitting outside for Honor Card study hall or lunch, you must be responsible enough to clean up after yourselves.  If we continue to find trash and food left outside, the privilege will be suspended.

Basketball Update:

The JV boys team had an exciting game against Tri-City on Friday night.  They were down in the second half by 9, but rallied to make some big plays.  The boys ended up taking the lead and winning by 3 to finalize the victory!

The boys varsity team jumped to a 30-20 halftime lead and never looked back, taking victory from Tri-City, 55-39.  Sophomore Wes M. led the Crusaders with 18 points, followed by Seniors Patrick V. and Nikko B. with 11 and 9, respectively.

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl practice after school

Track and Field meeting after school

Boys Soccer practice - 3:45-5:45 - outside!

Girls Basketball at SouthFork - 6pm   Broadcast on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeDhLZckNl0pnHT8h9oajQg

7th Hour Announcements

Due to tonight’s games, all PE bags need to be removed from the gym before you leave school today.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Austin E. in Film as Literature for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive effort in class or on homework.

Junior Justin K. in Geometry for pushing his personal testing performance; and in PE for improved attitude and working super hard in the weight room.

Sophomore Ali D. in Algebra 2 for consistent positive attitude, and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test; and in Anatomy/Physiology for positive attitude and effort in class.

Sophomore James B. in Geometry for pushing his personal testing performance.

Sophomore Peter D. in Geometry for pushing his personal testing performance; and in Biology and PE for positive attitude and effort in class.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

The entire Girls Basketball Team for how they dealt with the entire quarantine situation.

And also the entire Boys Basketball Team for the way they stuck together in the win on Monday, as well as through the loss on Tuesday.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, February 26, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Justice

Bible Verse:  Amos 5:24, “But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” 

Happy Birthday on Sunday to:  Sophomore Andrew W.

  1. Please welcome our shadows to LuHi today - with Maggie K. is Aislyn C. and with Grady L. is Nate C.
  2. Mandatory football parent meeting Sunday night at 6pm in the Routt High School Cafeteria.
  3. Track & Field informational meeting Monday, after school, in the Bio room.
  4. 2 more days to participate in the LuHi Blood Drive.  60 minutes can save 3 lives!   Sign up TODAY.  Sign up links were emailed home last week or you can find them on Facebook.  Did you know???  There is a constant need for blood donation because blood can only be stored for a certain amount of time before it is unsafe to use.
  5. Monday is sibling picture day for the yearbook.  Pictures will be taken after 3rd hour in the Chapel.
  6. Soccer practice on Monday and Tuesday will be outside from 3:45-5:45.  Please dress appropriately for the weather.
  7. Tuesday is Girls Basketball Senior night and next Friday is Boys Basketball, Scholastic Bowl and Speech Senior night!  
  8. Senior cap and gown pick up is Wednesday morning before school.
  9. Next Friday is a ½ day of school with a 12:10pm dismissal from 8th hour.
  10. Don’t forget to start stocking up this weekend on non-perishable food items for the upcoming food drive, March 8-12!

Basketball Update:

Girls basketball lost a tough game last night to Nokomis, 39-37.  Although we came up short, we are really proud of the girls’ effort.  The Lady Crusaders are now 3-1 on the season and travel to South Fork on Monday.

Tonight’s Activity:

JV/V Boys Basketball at Home vs. Tri-City - 6 & 7:30pm   Broadcast on YouTube.

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbo-3VqUqCJNaKQVcDx1aWw

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Justice

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 21:15, “When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evil doers.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group “A” attends worship in the Chapel.
  2. Teachers, please take the Chick-fil-A lunch count after announcements.
  3. For all Spiritual Life members participating in today's Chapel service, please meet in the Chapel by 10:15.  Bring your prepared materials with you or email them to Mr. Zander no later than 10:00am. 
  4. Tomorrow is a $1 dress down day.
  5. Those interested in playing football, there is a Mandatory parent meeting at the Routt High School Cafeteria at 6pm THIS Sunday.
  6. Anyone interested in participating in Track & Field this spring, there will be an important, brief informational meeting on Monday, after school, in the Biology room.
  7. There are still 3 more days for you to participate in the LuHi Blood Drive.  See the posters around the school for sign up information.
  8. Qualifying Juniors and Seniors who wish to become members of NHS may submit an application to Mrs. Quigg by March 12th.  To inquire about moving service hours, speak with Mrs. Conner in the school office no later than March 10th.
  9. Monday is sibling picture day for the yearbook.
  10. Soccer practice on Monday and Tuesday will be outside after school from 3:45-5:45.  Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Tonight’s Activity:

 Girls Basketball at Home vs. Nokomis - 6pm   Broadcast on YouTube

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbo-3VqUqCJNaKQVcDx1aWw

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Justice

Bible Verse:  Hosea 12:6, “...you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Elly C.

  1. Team Leaders meet after 3rd hour.
  2. Boys Soccer sign-up in the school office ends today. 
  3. Mandatory meeting for those interested in playing Football:  There will be a Mandatory parent meeting at Routt High School Cafeteria at 6pm THIS Sunday, Feb. 28th.  If you are interested in playing, please let your parents know they need to attend the meeting. 
  4. Leadership is hosting a Chick-fil-A lunch this Friday.  $5 for the meal; additional $5 for an extra sandwich.  Orders will be taken tomorrow after announcements.  Please, remember, if you order a lunch, you are responsible to pay for that lunch.
  5. Friday is also a Leadership-sponsored $1 dress down day.  Same rules as always apply.  See Mrs. Hennig or ask in the school office if you need guidance on what you are allowed to wear.
  6. Did you know????  If you begin donating blood at age 17 and donate every 56 days, you will donate 46.5 gallons of blood by the time you are 79.  There are still 4 more days to sign up and help Save A Life...or three.
  7. Events Coming Up Next Week:

Monday - Sibling Pictures for the Yearbook. Attention all LuHi siblings: If you have a brother or sister...or both... currently attending LuHi, you will be needed in the Chapel after 3rd hour on Monday for yearbook sibling photos.

Tuesday - Girls Basketball Senior Night AND Scholastic Bowl’s MSM Conference Championship Meet

Wednesday - Jostens Senior Cap & Gown pick up from 7:30-7:55am in the Chapel Lobby

Friday - ½ Day - 12:10pm dismissal AND Boys Basketball Senior Night

The following week, March 8-12, is the NHS and Leadership Canned Food Drive.  Start stocking up now!!

Basketball Update:

The Boys Basketball team tried but fell to the Warriors in Nokomis last night.  The Warriors took a lead at the half and the Crusaders couldn’t catch up.  We will bounce back Friday night against Tri-City.

The Girls Basketball team picked up a good win last night 43-35 against Athens. This was the girls’ first game back after being quarantined for 14 days! The girls improve to 3-0 on the season and will take on Nokomis at home Thursday night.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Justice

Bible Verse:  Hebrews 10:30, “For we know Him who said, ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ and again, ‘The Lord will judge his people.’” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

    1. Group “C” attends worship in the Chapel.
    2. Team Leaders meet tomorrow after 3rd hour.
    3. Any boys interested in playing LuHi Soccer must sign up in the school office by the end of the school day tomorrow.  Practices begin on Monday, March 1st for those not currently playing basketball.  Come join our team and let’s make the most of this crazy year!  For more information, email Coach Isham at davisham@sps186.org
    4. Qualifying Juniors and Seniors who wish to become members of National Honor Society may submit application to Mrs. Quigg by March 12th.  To inquire about moving service hours, speak with Mrs. Conner in the school office no later than March 10th.
    5. All PE bags must be removed from the gym before leaving school today.

  • Five reasons why you should give blood:

  1. Less than 10% of eligible donors donate. Blood donation is completely safe and every part of the process is regulated by the FDA. 
  2. Blood donations are essential for trauma patients and patients undergoing intense surgeries, as well as those with cancer and various other diseases. 
  3. This process that SAVES LIVES only takes about an hour of your time! 
  4. There is little pain involved. Most people who do not donate blood are afraid of the needle, but for most, it is barely a pinch.  AaaaaND….they give you FREE snacks afterward! 
  5. It doesn’t have to be a one-time gift. You can donate different components of your blood, including red blood cells, white blood cells, and even plasma. 

Consider signing up to donate this week for LuHi’s Blood Drive located AT the Central IL Community Blood Center.  Sign up either through the email sent home last week or LuHi’s Facebook page.  Parent permission forms for 16 year olds are available in the school office, everyone needs an ID when checking in,...and tell them LuHi sent you.

Basketball Update:

We had a good team win last night against a tough Mt.Pulaski squad, winning 59 to 50.  The seniors’ leadership skills kept the score in the Saders’ favor.  We had 16 assists, along with 20+ defensive rebounds.  

Sophomores Wes M. and Geno D. had 14 and 16 points respectively, and Senior Nikko B. added 15 to keep the Saders in the lead at the buzzer.

Tonight’s Activity:

JV/V Boys @ Nokomis - 6:00 & 7:30pm   No Fans - Broadcast on YouTube.  

  Search NokomisCUSD22 on YouTube to view the game

Girls @ Home vs. Athens - 6:00pm  No Fans - Broadcast on YouTube.  

   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbo-3VqUqCJNaKQVcDx1aWw

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, February 22, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Justice

Bible Verse:  Ecclesiastes 3:17, “I said to myself, ‘God will bring into judgement both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time to judge every deed.”’

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Spiritual Life will meet in Mr. Zander’s room after 3rd hour.
  2. Boys interested in playing soccer need to sign up in the school office by Wednesday.
  3. LuHi’s Blood Drive has begun and runs through Saturday morning!  If you haven’t already signed up, please consider doing so either through the email sent home or on LuHi’s Facebook page. All 16 year old students need to pick up a parent permission form in the school office, and everyone needs to take their ID to the appointment.  Remember to tell them that you are donating for Lutheran High!  

Did you know???  Donating blood not only helps the person who receives the blood, but can also benefit the donor as well, including, but not limited to: reducing stress, improving your emotional well-being, helping bring a sense of belonging, and reducing isolation (Source: Mental Health Foundation, Scotland SC).

  1. Team Leaders will meet on Wednesday after 3rd hour.
  2. Qualifying Juniors and Seniors who wish to apply for membership in the Lutheran High School Chapter of the National Honor Society are to submit proper application to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 12th. Please contact Mrs. Quigg if you have any questions. 
  3. All PE bags must be removed from the gym before you leave school today.

Basketball Update:

The boys teams traveled to Griggsville on Saturday to play the state-ranked team.  Both JV and Varsity suffered losses, but take the floor tonight vs. Mt. Pulaski.

Tonight’s Activity:

JV/V Boys @ Home vs. Mt. Pulaski - 6:00 & 7:30pm  Broadcast on YouTube.  

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbo-3VqUqCJNaKQVcDx1aWw

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, February 19, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Honor

Bible Verse:  Ephesians 6:2-3, “‘Honor your father and mother’ (this is the first commandment with a promise), ‘that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.’”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Any boys interested in playing soccer, please sign up in the school office by next Wednesday, Feb. 24th.
  2. LuHi’s Blood Drive AT the Springfield Blood Center begins on Monday!  If you have not already made an appointment, please access the email sent home Wednesday or LuHi’s Facebook page, click on the link for the day you want to donate, and enter your info on an open time slot. Be sure to tell them Lutheran High School sent you when you check in!  Did you know??? More than 4.5 million patients need blood transfusions each year, and with one donation, you can save the lives of up to four people.
  3. Spiritual Life will meet on Monday after 3rd hour in Mr. Zander’s room.
  4. Keep voting for our very own Makenna Cox as a Prime Time 1450 player of the week nominee. One vote per day, per device.

Basketball Update:

The Saders started out slow in the first half, but with a good half time talk, the players came out and played better team defense. We had a chance to press in the second half, which made the difference in the game. We went on a 19 to 2 run in the third quarter to put the game away for the Conference win, besting Pawnee, 52-30.  Great job by the cheerleaders.  It was fun to have a little bit of normal back in the gym! 

Saturday’s Activity:

JV/V Boys @ Griggsville - 3:00 & 4:30pm  *No Fans - Broadcast on YouTube.  

https://youtube.com/channel/UCoTxZX_MHfBLu0chOTYcYDQ

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Mason L. in Algebra 2 for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership and consistent positive effort in class or on homework, and also in Advance PE for his great work ethic.

Sophomore Madelyn C. in Algebra 2 for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

Sophomore Chalen G. in World History for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and also in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership and consistent positive attitude.  She and her partner went 5-0 in pool play games for our tennis tourney.

Sophomore Catherine M. in Religion for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude.

Freshman Ashlyn W. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude, and winning her pool play in the Tennis tournament, and also in Algebra for her excellent work, helping others, and class participation.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Sophomore Geno D., in Basketball, for his consistent focus and hard work in practice.  He was last night’s leading scorer with 16 points in the win against Pawnee.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Honor

Bible Verse:  Deuteronomy 26:19, “He has declared that he will set you in praise, fame, and in honor high above all nations that he has made, and that you will be a people holy to the Lord your God, as he promised.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group “B” attends worship in the Chapel.
  2. The Springfield Blood Center donation information, with links to sign up for time slots for LuHi’s Blood Drive, was emailed home yesterday.  Donations are greatly needed right now!  Please consider clicking on an appointment link in that email and taking a few minutes of your time to SAVE A LIFE!  When you go to the blood center for your appointment, be sure to tell them you are donating for Lutheran High School!
  3. Spiritual Life will meet on Monday after 3rd hour in Mr. Zander’s room.
  4. With a home basketball game tonight, ALL PE bags need to be removed from the gym before you leave school today.
  5. Congratulations to Sophomore Makenna C. for being nominated as one of Prime Time Sports Channel 1450's players of the week.  Please take a minute to vote for Makenna.  You can vote once a day on multiple devices!   Let’s vote, Saders! 

Tonight’s Activity:

VARSITY Boys only @ Home vs. Pawnee - 6pm  *No Fans - Broadcast on YouTube.  

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbo-3VqUqCJNaKQVcDx1aWw

7th Hour Announcements

Religion 12 Students: Mr. Bulava is moving the quiz to tomorrow, Thursday, February 18th.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Honor

Bible Verse:  Exodus 20:12, “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. The Team Leaders are sponsoring a Blood Drive AT the Blood Center (1999 Wabash Ave) next week.  The information and links to sign up for time slots will be emailed home late this afternoon.  Please encourage friends and family to donate as well.  There are available times after the school day and on Saturday morning as well.  The need for blood donations is very high right now, especially due to the pandemic!  Please consider donating and make sure to let them know you are with Lutheran High! Thank you.
  2. Team Leaders - there will not be a meeting today. Mrs. Hennig will get information to you tomorrow about Friday’s activity.
  3. Please congratulate Senior Kylie G., selected as CACC’s January Student of the Month in the Nursing Assistant field.

Today is Ash Wednesday.  Traditionally in the Lutheran Church, this is a day of reflection on why we need to repent of our sin.  Ashes symbolize our return to dust and that our only purification comes from Jesus Christ. 

Today, due to the late start, we will not have our usual Ash Wednesday service.  However, that service will be held during tomorrow’s chapel and will be led by Pastor Theilen.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Judgement

Bible Verse:  John 3:17, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Please welcome Elianna T. shadowing this morning with Freshman Maggie K.
  2. Group “C” attends worship in the Chapel today.
  3. NO Math Mana after school.
  4. There is NO SCHOOL tomorrow or Monday to celebrate a long Presidents’ Day weekend.  Enjoy your break, we’ll see you at 8am on Tuesday.

Friday’s Activity:

VARSITY Boys Basketball @ Mt. Olive - 6pm.  * No Fans Allowed.  Broadcast on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB_HNAhatQI&feature=youtu.be

Saturday’s Activity:

JV & V Boys Basketball @ Bunker Hill High - 4 & 5:30pm, respectively.  *No Visiting Fans Allowed.  

Game will be streamed on YouTube. Please visit the link located on www.bhcusd.org

7th Hour Announcements

Student Council meets after school today.

Tomorrow is a $1 StuCo dress down day.

Crusader Aiders meet at 6pm tonight in the Cafeteria.

There is NO Math Mana after school tomorrow.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Judgement

Bible Verse:  Luke 6:37, “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. All NHS members and all Team Leaders will meet in the Bio Room after 3rd hour today.
  2. During both lunches, the Crusader Aiders will be handing out Valentine ice cream treats to all students and staff.  
  3. Student Council will meet today after school to discuss the ideas you had for a local charity to bless with our fundraising efforts and to start planning for Heart Week.
  4. Honor Card applications are being accepted until 3:30pm today in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox.
  5. There is a Crusader Aider meeting tonight at 6pm in the school cafeteria.  Face masks and physical distancing are required.
  6. Student Council is sponsoring a $1 dress down day TOMORROW.  Same rules as always still apply.  See Mrs. Hennig or the school office if you have questions.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Judgement

Bible Verse:  Romans 14:13, “Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group “B” attends worship in the Chapel.
  2. Honor Card applications are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until 3:30pm tomorrow.
  3. Tomorrow, during both lunches, the Crusader Aiders will be handing out Valentine ice cream treats to all students and staff.  Be sure to thank the Crusader Aider volunteers as you go through the line!

Basketball Updates:

It was a hard-fought boys game last night. The first half found both teams trading the lead. By half time, the Crusaders were only down by 4. Not finding the basket in the 3rd quarter, however, the deficit increased. The team continued to fight through the 4th, but ended up losing to a good South County team by 7.  The coaches were pleased with the team’s effort, with everyone making a positive difference, and finding some great team leadership in  Seniors, Isaac G. and Nikko B.  The varsity team is back in action on Friday night against Mt. Olive.

Girls Basketball picked up a 44-39 win over a tough South County team last night. Sophomore Makenna C. and Senior Delaney S. led the way with 24 and 15 points respectively. The girls improve to 2-0 on the season. Their next game is Thursday night @ home against Lincolnwood.  This will also be Senior Night, so be sure to tune into LuHi’s YouTube home sports coverage!

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, February 8, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Judgement

Bible Verse:  Matthew 7:1-3, “Judge not, that you be not judged.  For with the judgement you pronounce, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Congratulations to Seniors Lauren L. and Nick Q. on their 5th place finishes at the IHSA Regional Speech Competition!  Although they did not advance to Sectionals, they represented Lutheran well!
  2. On Wednesday, during both lunches, the Crusader Aiders will be handing out Valentine ice cream treats to all students and staff.  When you collect your treat, be sure to thank the volunteers, not only for their thoughtfulness at supplying the ice cream, but also for their willingness to take time out of their day to come and personally hand them out to us.
  3. There is a Crusader Aider meeting on Wednesday at 6pm in the school cafeteria.  Please remind your parents that they are automatically members and encouraged to attend.
  4. There is NO SCHOOL on Friday or next Monday to celebrate a long Presidents’ Day weekend.

Basketball Updates:

The boys team traveled to Auburn Friday night for its non-conference season opener.  The boys fought hard, but couldn’t overcome a halftime deficit, losing 62-50. 

The girls traveled to Illini Central.  They maintained a steady lead the entire game and beat the Knights, 52-30.  

Tonight’s Activities:

JV Boys @ South County - 6:15pm

V Boys - following the JV game at approximately 7:45pm

*There is one player parent allowed at tonight’s game.  The games will be broadcast on the NFHS network.  Subscription is required.


Girls Basketball @ Home- 6:00pm vs. South County - *No Fans allowed.  The game will be broadcast on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbo-3VqUqCJNaKQVcDx1aWw

7th Hour Announcement:  The broadcast information link for tomorrow's Girls Basketball game is now available on our online calendar.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, February 5, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Freedom

Bible Verse:  Romans 8:2, “For the law of the Spirit of Life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. For Leadership today, we are making Valentine cards for your grandparents, or a special family member or neighbor.  Students need to bring a writing utensil to leadership and, if you have scissors, bring those as well.
  2. Calendar reminder...There is NO SCHOOL next Friday, Feb. 12th and then Monday, Feb 15th for Presidents’ Day weekend break.

Tonight’s Activity:

JV Boys @ Auburn - 6:00pm

V Boys - following the JV game at approximately 7:30pm

**Only 1 parent is allowed to watch his/her student’s game only; however, the games will be broadcast on the NFHS network.  Subscription is required.

Saturday’s Activities:

IHSA Virtual Speech Competition - If you see Lauren L. and Nick Q., wish them God’s blessings on their event

Girls Basketball @ Illini Central- 9:30am - *No Fans allowed.  No broadcast information available.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Freedom

Bible Verse:  Psalm 118:5, “out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group “A” attends worship in the Chapel.
  2. If you have not submitted grandparent, or special family member/neighbor, addresses, it is imperative that you do so before leaving school TODAY!

7th Hour Announcements

There is NO Student Council meeting after school today; however, come next week with your ideas for local charities that we can support through our usual "heart week," Jar Wars (penny drive) fundraiser.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Freedom

Bible Verse:  John 8:32, “and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Sydney B.

  1. Team Leaders meet after 3rd hour in the Bio room.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Freedom

Bible Verse:  2 Corinthians 3:17, “Now, the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Ashlyn W.

  1. Please welcome Greenlee D. shadowing this morning with Aubrianne L.
  2. Group “C” attends worship in the Chapel.
  3. Team Leaders will meet tomorrow after 3rd hour in the Bio room.
  4. For those playing sports this Spring, the sports permission signature page, or the online GoogleForm version of the page, must be received at LuHi by tomorrow.

Tonight’s Activity:

Virtual Scholastic Bowl Meet

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, February 1, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Freedom

Bible Verse:  Galatians 5:13, “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only, do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love, serve one another.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Elijah K.

  1. Seniors are meeting in the Chapel after 3rd hour.
  2. Team Leaders will meet on Wednesday after 3rd hour in the Bio room.
  3. If you have donations for either the Springfield Pregnancy Center or Lutherans for Life, please bring them to the office before you leave school today.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, January 29, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Light

Bible Verse:  Matthew 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Paige B.

               and on Sunday to:  Junior Katie K.

  1. Please be sure to turn in Grandparent names and addresses to the school office before you leave today.
  2. Seniors will have a class meeting in the Chapel on Monday after 3rd hour.
  3. Thank you to all who have helped to ‘support life’ these past couple of weeks with donations for the Springfield Pregnancy Center and for Lutherans for Life.  We are extending donations for one more day so that you have one last weekend to pick up items.  Monday will be the final day to turn in donations for either SPC or Lutherans for Life. "Know that the Lord, He is God! It is He who made us, and we are His, we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture... For the Lord is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations." Psalm 100: 3 & 5.  Continue to support all life!

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Siena S. in Trigonometry for an awesome test score.

Sophomore Brynn B. in Geometry and Biology for improved test performance.

Sophomore Kohl M. in Religion for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

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

Freshman Jordan J. in Math for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test and in PE for coming back strong after a sprained ankle to work hard and be successful in pickleball.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Light

Bible Verse:  John 1:4-5, “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group “B” attends worship in the Chapel.
  2. Tomorrow is a 12:10pm dismissal with pick up no later than 12:30.   It is also a Leadership-sponsored $1 dress down day.  
  3. All sophomores will meet in the chapel tomorrow for all eight class periods.  You will need to bring a calculator and writing utensil with you.
  4. Grandparent names and mailing addresses are due to Mrs. Cox or the school office by tomorrow at 3:30.
  5. Seniors will have a class meeting in the Chapel on Monday after 3rd hour.
  6. Did you know that in some countries, and even in some US states, assisted suicide is legal?  God's Word reminds us that all life has value because He has created and redeemed us. Isaiah 46:4 says, "Even to your old age I am he; and to gray hairs I will carry you.  I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save."  Pray for those suffering to trust in God's mercy!
  7. Lastly, tomorrow is the final collection day for the Springfield Pregnancy Center.  We’ve given examples of mom and baby items needed, but there is an office staff that runs the center.  Items needed for staff are:  copy paper, staples, scotch tape, steno notebooks, and yellow legal pads.  The donation box is located outside the school office.  Thank you to those who have already donated!

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Light

Bible Verse:  Psalm 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Peyton H.

  1. Friday is a half day of school with a 12:10pm dismissal.  All students must be picked up from school by 12:30pm.
  2. All sophomores will meet in the chapel on Friday for all eight class periods.  Sophomores will be reviewing their Pre-ACT test taken in October.  Bring a calculator and writing utensil with you to the Chapel on Friday.
  3. Grandparents (or a special family member, friend, or neighbor’s) names and mailing addresses need to be brought to Mrs. Cox or the school office by this Friday.
  4. Friday is a Leadership-sponsored $1 dress down day.  If you have questions about what you may or may not wear, see Mrs. Hennig or ask in the school office.
  5. The Springfield Pregnancy Center collection continues through this Friday.  Items for expectant mothers are also needed - such as gently used or new maternity clothes (all sizes) and personal care items, like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, toothpaste, toilet paper, paper towels, and kleenex.  The donation box is located outside the school office.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Light

Bible Verse:  Isaiah 42:6, “‘I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness, I have taken you by the hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations,...’” 


Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group “A” attends worship in the Chapel today.
  2. Girls basketball starts practice Wednesday after school at 3:30.  Girls, please be ready to go! 
  3. Friday is a half day of school with a 12:10pm dismissal.  All students must be picked up from school by 12:30pm.
  4. Since we can not host Grandparents’ Day in person this year, you will soon be making special cards that LuHi will mail to your Grandparents (or a special family member, friend, or neighbor).  Please bring names and mailing addresses to Mrs. Cox or the school office by this Friday, so that we can get a count for the supplies needed to make and mail the cards.
  5. Did you know that Down Syndrome is the most common genetic chromosomal disorder, and that in some countries, if pregnant women receive a prenatal diagnosis of their baby having Down Syndrome, nearly 100% will choose to terminate the pregnancy?  In the United States, that number is nearly 70%.  These are babies that never had a chance to live outside the womb.  "Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, who formed you from the womb: I am the Lord, who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself." Jeremiah 44:24   All life is precious!

Through this Friday, Leadership continues to collect items for the Springfield Pregnancy Center.  Items such as diapers, wipes, newborn clothing, pacifiers, and baby shampoo/wash/& lotion are all needed.  The donation box is located outside the school office.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, January 25, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Light

Bible Verse:  2 Samuel 22:29, “Yea, thou art my lamp, O Lord, and my God lightens my darkness.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Friday is a half day of school with a 12:10pm dismissal from 8th hour.  Please be sure your transportation arrangements have been made, as all students are to be picked up no later than 12:30pm.
  2. Friday is also a Leadership-hosted $1 dress down day with proceeds going to Lutherans for Life. 
  3. Please continue to bring in items to support the Springfield Pregnancy Center.  A list of items needed is posted around the building.  Snap a picture of the list so you’ll have a copy when you are out shopping! The donation box is located outside the school office.
  4. Please bring your grandparents’ mailing addresses to Mrs. Cox or the school office by Friday.  If you don’t have a grandparent to send a card to, please give us the address of a special neighbor or family member for whom you want to create a card!

7th Hour Announcements
Freshman and sophomore boys interested in playing basketball, please come to the gym after school today to have a short meeting with Coach Carlove. Thank you.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, January 22, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Forgiveness

Bible Verse:  Psalm 86:5, “You, the Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Congratulations to Seniors Lauren L. and Nick Q. on their fantastic and entertaining speech showcase performances last night.  We pray God’s blessings on them in their upcoming IHSA competition performances.  Also, a big thank you to Mrs. Quigg for making their senior year showcase special for each of them and their families.
  2. Today is Chick-fil-A lunch for those who pre-ordered it.
  3. Crusader Aiders’ Gourmet Popcorn Sale runs through Sunday.  Please place your order today to support LuHi activities.  The web address is: popup.doublegood.com/s/z387yb9f
  4. Valentine’s Day is coming and, since we can’t host Grandparents’ Day at school this year, we would like to send them a special Valentine’s Day card that you will create in leadership groups.  Please bring your grandparents’ mailing addresses to Mrs. Cox or the school office by next Friday, January 29th.  If you don’t have a grandparent to send a card to, give us the address of a special neighbor or family member for whom you want to create a card! 
  5. Today is the 48th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States.  As Christian leaders, we want to be a voice "FOR LIFE!"  The proceeds from today’s Chick-fil-A lunch are helping support Lutherans for Life.  Lutherans For Life applies the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to sanctity-of-life issues, making Jesus known as the Son of God and Savior of all who can help and make a difference in people’s lives.  What is the primary message we want to share?  We want to share the Good News of what God has done which gives value and dignity to ALL human life!

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Ryan R. in chemistry for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent      positive attitude -  a chemistry master!

Junior Peyton H. in Geometry for consistent positive attitude.

Sophomore Eli O. in Advanced PE for consistent positive attitude.  He completed a top Max lift to lead all classes in Squat at 365.

Sophomore Clifton M. in Geometry for improved effort.

Freshman Rylan R. in Geometry for consistent positive attitude.

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

Seniors Lauren L. and Nick Q., Speech Team, for excellent performances at the Lutheran High School Speech Team Showcase.  Also for Nick's Original Comedy Performance last week at the Chatham Glenwood SISAL Speech Tournament.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Forgiveness

Bible Verse:  Ephesians 4:32, “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ forgave you.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please take Chick-fil-A orders after announcements for tomorrow’s lunch. 
  2. Crusader Aiders’ Gourmet Popcorn Sale runs through Sunday.  
  3. The Springfield Pregnancy Center needs diapers, baby clothing, travel sized toiletries, and other supplies as listed and posted around the building.  The donation box is in the hallway outside the school office.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Forgiveness

Bible Verse:  1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Team leaders meet after 3rd hour in the Bio room.
  2. Tonight’s Scholastic Bowl practice has been cancelled.
  3. Leadership is hosting a Chick-fil-A lunch this Friday with profits supporting Lutherans for Life!  As always, the meal is $5 and an extra sandwich may be ordered for an additional $5. Orders will be taken tomorrow after announcements.  
  4. Crusader Aiders’ Gourmet Popcorn Sale begins TODAY  at 4:00pm and runs through Sunday.  
  5. Please bring in diapers, baby clothing, travel sized toiletries, and other supplies in support of the Springfield Pregnancy Center.  Donation item lists are posted around the building.  The mission of the center is “to help pregnant women bring healthy babies into the world and to prepare parents for parenthood through education, advocacy, and collaborative partnerships with private and public organizations”.  Donation boxes are in the hallway outside the school office.

It is Inauguration Day.  From the sounds of ceremonial artillery and church bells ringing across New York City in President Washington’s first inauguration, to President Jefferson’s ride on horseback from the Capitol to the President's House, inaugural festivities have reflected not only the president they honor, but also the desire of Americans to celebrate our nation's rich history and the peaceful transfer of presidential power. (Excerpts taken from “The White House Historical Association”)  Lutheran High School will be showing today’s Presidential Inauguration in the Learning Commons, as well as in some classrooms.  This will not be viewed as a political statement, debate, or discussion, but to simply witness a historical event in the United States.  On this day, we pray for our country; we pray for those assuming new roles in our governmental leadership, as well as those transitioning to a new phase in their lives.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Forgiveness

Bible Verse:  2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group B attends worship in the Chapel today.
  2. Team leaders will meet tomorrow after 3rd hour in the Bio room.
  3. Crusader Aiders’ Gourmet Popcorn Sale begins tomorrow, Jan. 20th at 4:00pm and runs through Sunday, Jan. 24th.  See the flyer that was emailed home on Friday for the web address to review the many popcorn flavor choices available and to place your order.  Popcorn orders are delivered directly to your home.
  4. On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in the Roe vs. Wade decision, legalized abortion in the United States.  In the 48 years since that decision, over 60 million babies have been aborted in this country alone.  Over the next couple of weeks, the Leadership teams will focus on life issues and our support of all life from conception to the grave.  As part of our focus, we are collecting items for the Springfield Pregnancy Center, which supports women and their pregnancies.  Please see the list of items needed for donation posted throughout the school.  Thank you in advance for your donations!

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, January 15, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Peace

Bible Verse:  John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you.  Not as the world gives, do I give to you.  Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Michael B. and Sophomore Blake B.

               and on Sunday to:  Sophomore Savannah S.

  1. Students, you need to bring a writing utensil with you to Leadership today.
  2. ALL Juniors and Seniors involved in the play need to meet with Mr. Zander in his classroom directly after school today, regardless of whether you are scheduled for rehearsal tonight or not.
  3. There is no school on Monday in honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Please take some time on Monday to research why you have a day off of school.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Micheal B. in Religion 12 and Economics 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.

Junior Abigail B. in AP Government and World History for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude.

Sophomore Geno D. in Math for major improvement in attitude and/or academics, and also in Advanced PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and for joining a new class - coming in focused and ready to work.

Freshman MaLaya M. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, a great, consistent positive attitude, and always bringing lots of energy to class.

Freshman Torry K. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude, and great execution of Badminton skills during the tournament.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Peace

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 12:20, “Deceit is in the heart of those that devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Elizabeth F.

  1. Group “A” attends worship in the Chapel today.
  2. StuCo is hosting a $1 dress down day tomorrow.  If you have questions about the rules, see Mrs. Hennig or ask in the school office.

7th Hour Announcements

Please remind your parents that tonight’s Crusader Aider meeting starts at 6:00pm, NOT 6:30, in the school cafeteria.  Masks must be worn and physical distancing guidelines apply at all times within the building.  Thank you!

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Peace

Bible Verse:  Isaiah 53:5, “But He was pierced for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds, we are healed.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Team leaders will meet after 3rd hour in the Bio room; team 4 members to Numbers.
  2. Camp CILCA summer camp flyers are now available in the school office and posted on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.  All registrations are done online at www.CILCA.org.  Early bird registration ends March 31st.
  3. StuCo is hosting a $1 dress down day on Friday.  Same rules apply.  We have some new students and some who have returned from remote learning, so if you need guidance on the dress down rules, see Mrs. Hennig or ask in the school office today or tomorrow.

Scholastic Bowl Update:

The Scholastic Bowl team competed in its first meet last night. Despite technical difficulties (thank you, Mrs. Koopman, for saving the day!), the team went on to victory over St. Theresa. The next three matches proved to be more difficult, losing to three really great teams.  Our Captain, Senior Lauren L., ended the night with 14 toss-ups and Junior Ben W. added 10. Everyone on the team played at the varsity level, and for only having two practices this season, they played fantastically! Great job, Crusaders!

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Peace

Bible Verse:  Isaiah 32:17, “...and the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Kaden M.

  1. Group “C” attends worship in the Chapel.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, January 11, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Peace

Bible Verse:  John 16:33, “I have said these things to you, that in me, you may have peace.  In the world, you will have tribulation, but take heart: I have overcome the world.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Austin E.

  1. NHS is meeting after 3rd hour.  The meeting location has been moved to the Chapel.
  2. Scholastic Bowl will practice today and Wednesday. Our first match is tomorrow! Outstanding fees must be paid before the end of the school day tomorrow.
  3. This week, Math Mana will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  4. Play rehearsals this week are on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:40-5:00.
  5. Just a note that Wednesday’s Crusader Aider meeting will begin at 6:00, not 6:30pm.

Service Hour Opportunity:

Service hours are being offered to help clean the school building once or twice a week after school for approximately 30-60 minutes.  If you are interested in discussing this service hour opportunity, please sign up in the school office.

Update: Correction to meeting time....Wednesday's Crusader Aider meeting will begin at 6:00pm.

7th Hour Announcements

Next week, Math Mana will not meet on Thursday; instead, you may get help with Math after school on Tuesday and WEDNESDAY.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, January 8, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Wisdom

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 12:15, “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Elijah J.

            and on Saturday to:  Sophomore Anna S.

  1. The Spring play cast list will be posted in the Chapel lobby at 3:45 followed by a script read-through.
  2. There will be an NHS meeting on Monday after 3rd hour in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.
  3. Scholastic Bowl will practice next Monday and Wednesday. Our first match is Tuesday! Remember, you must have paid your fee before Tuesday to be able to compete!

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Wisdom

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 18:15, “an intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. A big Thank You to Student Council for taking down the Christmas trees after school yesterday.  
  2. Group “B” attends worship in the Chapel today.
  3. Scholastic Bowl practice after school until 4:00pm in Ms. Ericson’s classroom.
  4. Spring play callbacks today from 4-5; cast list posting and script read-through tomorrow beginning at 3:45.
  5. There will be an NHS meeting on Monday after 3rd hour in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.
  6. Please let your parents know that Crusader Aiders will be having a meeting on Wednesday at 6:00pm in the school cafeteria.  Masks and proper distancing are required the entire time.  All parents/guardians are automatically members of Crusader Aiders, and as such, are both invited and encouraged to attend.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Wisdom

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 19:20, “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Leadership Team Leaders will meet after 3rd hour in the Bio room.  Team 4 members will meet in Numbers with Mrs. Dolen.
  2. Spring play final auditions are from 4-6pm today, callbacks tomorrow from 4-5, and then cast list posting and script read-through on Friday beginning at 3:45.
  3. Honor Card applications are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until 3:25pm today.
  4. Scholastic Bowl practice tomorrow after school until 4:00pm in Ms. Ericson’s classroom.

Today, we celebrate the Christian church year season of Epiphany.  Many of us keep our Christmas trees up through this date.   …..“Epiphany is one of the oldest seasons in the Christian church year, second only to the Easter season. This Season of Lights emphasizes Jesus’ being presented to the world as both God and man."   

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Wisdom

Bible Verse:  James 3:17, “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Tristyn C.

  1. Group A attends worship in the Chapel today.
  2. There is a Scholastic Bowl organizational meeting today after school until 4:00pm and then practice on Thursday after school until 4:00pm in Ms. Ericson’s classroom.
  3. Spring play auditions are from 4-6pm today and tomorrow, callbacks Thursday from 4-5, cast list posting and script read-through on Friday beginning at 3:45.
  4. Honor Card applications are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until Wednesday at 3:25pm.  Applications may be picked up from the school office.  Freshmen and all 1st semester transfer students are now eligible to apply for an Honor Card.  Honor Card eligibility and rules may be found in the Student Handbook on our website.
  5. Leadership Team Leaders will meet after 3rd hour tomorrow in the Bio room.  Please remember, if you are on Team 4, which usually meets in the Bio room, and you are not a Team Leader, you will meet in Numbers, Room 114, with Mrs. Dolen tomorrow.
  6. For any Junior or Senior who wants to apply for 2nd semester late arrival/early dismissal, please submit a parent-signed request to Mrs. Dolen.  You MUST wait for approval BEFORE beginning late arrival/early dismissal.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, January 4, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Wisdom

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 2:6, “For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Sam P.

  1. Auditions for the Spring drama production begin tomorrow.  Auditions will be from 4-6pm tomorrow and Wednesday, callbacks on Thursday from 4-5, then the cast list will be posted on Friday at 3:45 with a script read-through directly following until approximately 6pm.  Show dates are April 16-18.
  2. There will be a Scholastic Bowl organizational meeting tomorrow after school until 4:00pm and then schol bowl practice on Thursday after school until 4:00pm both in Ms. Ericson’s classroom.
  3. For any Junior or Senior who wants to apply for 2nd semester late arrival/early dismissal, please submit a parent-signed request to Mrs. Dolen.  You MUST wait for approval BEFORE beginning late arrival/early dismissal.
  4. The lunch schedule is staying the same for 2nd semester and is still posted around the building.  If you changed 5th hour classes for the 2nd semester, please check the lunch schedule to see if you have 1st or 2nd lunch.
  5. All student drivers need a parking sticker to park in the school lots.  If you do not have a sticker on your car, please see Mrs. Gilman in the school office before you leave school today.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, December 18, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Endurance

Bible Verse:  Romans 8:25, “but if we hope for what we do not have, we wait for it patiently.” 

Happy Birthday over Christmas break to:  Zach F., Grady L., Hannah B., and Sean M.

  1. Last chance to check out the Lost and Found items in the school office.
  2. Mr. Zander will be holding auditions for the Spring drama production during the week we come back from break.  Auditions will be from 4-6pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan 5 & 6, Callbacks on Thursday from 4-5.  Then, the cast list will be posted on Friday at 3:45 with a script read-through directly following.  Show dates are April 16-18.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Endurance

Bible Verse:  Hebrews 12:1, “let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. The office has some Lost and Found items.  If you are looking for an article of clothing or a blanket that you’ve lost, stop by the school office.
  2. The computer in the Learning Commons will only be open before and after school on exam days.

7th Hour Announcements

This announcement is for SENIORS ONLY….IF you read the exam schedule, you will find that SENIORS ONLY are able to dress down for finals.  Dress down rules are the same as always.  And remember, that if anyone is improperly dressed, he/she can be denied access to your exam.

Now, for the results of the Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest…..

For the Most Christmas Spirit, the winner is….Hannah G.

For the Tackiest sweater, the winner is….Ashlyn W., with an honorable mention to Mr. Andrews!

For the MVP of Christmas Sweaters, the winner is….Ella R.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Endurance

Bible Verse:  Galatians 6:9, “Do not grow weary in doing good.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomores Kaleigh B. and Freddy S.

  1. Group “A” attends worship in the Chapel today.
  2. The LuHi Poetry Out Loud recitation competition will be held Jan. 21st.  Those interested in participating, or who have questions about the event, should speak with Mrs. Quigg.
  3. Semester Exams start tomorrow.  Schedules are posted around the building.  If you have questions about the schedule, speak with one of your teachers or ask in the school office.  Everyone must be picked up from school immediately following his/her last exam each day.  Those who only have exams during the 1st exam period may be dismissed AFTER devotions.

7th Hour Announcements

Tomorrow, after school, Coach Cook and Mr. Andrews will be hosting study tables in the cafeteria until 4:30pm.  If you need help with math, please go to Math Manna in Mrs. Koopman’s classroom; however, if you need a little extra help in other subject areas in preparation for finals, please come to the cafeteria after school tomorrow.

Also, two reminders for tomorrow:  1.) it is Ugly Christmas Sweater Day! and 2.) bring your money if you signed up for tomorrow’s Christmas lunch.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, December 14, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Endurance

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. There is a Theater meeting in Mr. Zander’s classroom today after 3rd hour for anyone interested in participating in Theater in any fashion – on stage, back stage, or AV.  
  2. Leadership Team Leaders, if you are NOT attending the Theater meeting, you will meet with Mrs. Hennig in the Bio Room.
  3. 5th hour PE students are to report to Mrs. Koopman’s classroom for class time.
  4. Today is Chick-fil-A lunch for those who ordered.  Remember to bring your money to lunch with you.
  5. Tomorrow is Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!  The three categories are Most Christmas Spirit, the Tackiest, and the MVP of Christmas Sweaters.
  6. If you signed up for the Christmas lunch tomorrow, be sure to bring your $5 with you tomorrow morning.
  7. The LuHi Poetry Out Loud competition is Jan. 21st.  See Mrs. Quigg to sign up.
  8. Semester Exam schedules are posted around the building.  Everyone must be picked up from the building immediately following his/her last exam each day.

7th Hour Announcements

Mr. Zander is holding a Theater meeting in his classroom on Monday after 3rd hour for anyone interested in participating in Theater in any fashion – on stage, back stage, or AV.  Also, if you are a Leadership Team Leader who is NOT attending the Theater meeting, you are asked to meet with Mrs. Hennig in the Bio Room.

Next week’s activities…

MONDAY:

Dress Down Day for $1 to benefit Leadership activities  AND  Chick-fil-A for those who ordered it yesterday…Remember to bring your $$$.

TUESDAY:

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day – hosted by Leadership  AND  Christmas Lunch sponsored by Student Council.  If you missed out on ordering this morning, this is the LAST call, please come to the office now.  If you ordered lunch, remember to bring your $5. 

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY:

Semester Exams.  The exam schedule is posted around the building or may be found in the December Ledger.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, December 11, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Trust

Bible Verse:  Exodus 14:31, “And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in Him and in Moses, His servant.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please take orders after announcements today for Tuesday’s StuCo-sponsored Christmas lunch and have a runner take the list to the office.  Thank you.
  2. Leadership is also sponsoring a $1 dress down day on Monday.  Money is due as you enter the building Monday morning.
  3. Leadership is also hosting an Ugly Sweater Day on Tuesday.  The three categories are Most Christmas Spirit, the Tackiest, and the MVP of Christmas Sweaters.
  4. Keep voting for Alyssa at Artsonia.com!
  5. See Mrs. Quigg to sign up or ask questions about the LuHi Poetry Out Loud competition.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Aaron S. in Life Skills for a great job on his sewing project.

Junior Austin E. in Film as Literature for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive effort in class or on homework.

Sophomore Hope C. in PE for being the Pickleball Champion in her class.

Sophomore Freddy S. in World History for consistent positive attitude, and major improvement in attitude and/or academics.

7th Hour Announcements

Student Council will be hosting a Christmas Lunch on Tuesday for those who want to participate. A lunch count will be taken tomorrow after announcements. The cost of the meal will be $5. Students will have a choice of baked mostaccioli in a red meat sauce (dairy-free) or cavatappi with chicken in an alfredo sauce. It will include corn, loaded mashed potatoes, and salad with an Italian dressing. If you sign up, you will be required to pay for the meal.

Also, reminder about $1 StuCo Dress Down day tomorrow and 12:10pm dismissal.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Trust

Bible Verse:  Exodus 18:21, “But select capable men from all the people - men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain - and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please take Chick-fil-A orders after announcements today for Monday’s lunch and have a runner take the list to the office.  Thank you.
  2. Group “C” attends worship in the Chapel today.
  3. Tomorrow is a 12:10 dismissal.  All students must be picked up by 12:30pm.
  4. Remember to keep voting for our very own Alyssa S. in the Artsonia.com art competition.  One vote per day, per computer. 
  5. The LuHi Poetry Out Loud recitation competition is Jan. 21st and open to all LuHi students.  Contact Mrs. Quigg if you are interested in participating or if you just need more information about the contest.
  6. Student Council is sponsoring a dress down day for $1 tomorrow.  Same rules as always apply.  Pay as you enter the building.  Ask Mrs. Hennig or come to the office if you have questions.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Trust

Bible Verse:  Psalm 4:5, “Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the Lord.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Brayden L.

  1. All NHS members and inductees are to meet in the Chapel directly after 3rd hour.
  2. The LuHi Poetry Out Loud competition is just around the corner.  This poetry recitation contest, to take place on Jan. 21st, is open to all LuHi students.  Contact Mrs. Quigg if you are interested in participating or if you just need more information about the contest.
  3. Friday is a 12:10 dismissal.  All students are to be picked up no later than 12:30pm.
  4. Congratulations to Sophomore Alyssa S., who has been selected as a finalist in the https://www.artsonia.com/ art competition.  The artist with the most votes between now and Saturday, December 12th will be named “Artist of the Week”.  If you want to help Alyssa claim this honor, go to https://www.artsonia.com/ and click on Artist of the Week to vote.  You may vote once per day, per computer. 
  5. Leadership-hosted Chick-fil-A lunch option on Monday. The meal is $5; an extra sandwich is an additional $5.  Orders taken tomorrow after announcements.
  6. Student Council will meet briefly today after school in Mr. Bulava’s classroom.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Trust

Bible Verse:  2 Samuel 7:28, “Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servants.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Tyler Y.

  1. Group “B” attends worship in the Chapel today.
  2. An NHS meeting & Induction ceremony will be held tomorrow after 3rd hour in the Chapel.
  3. Friday is a half day, dismissing at 12:10pm.  Please be sure your transportation is arranged so that you are picked up no later than 12:30pm.
  4. Leadership will host a Chick-fil-A lunch option on Monday.  Orders will be taken after announcements on Thursday.  The meal (sandwich, chips and fruit snacks) is $5.  An extra sandwich is an additional $5.  Please remember that if you order a lunch, you will be held responsible for paying for that lunch.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, December 7, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Trust

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, submit to Him and He will make your paths straight.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. For any Junior interested, there is a Prom Committee meeting today after 3rd hour in Ms. Ericson’s classroom.
  2. An NHS meeting & Induction ceremony will be held after 3rd hour on Wednesday.  All NHS members and inductees are to meet in the Chapel immediately following 3rd hour class.
  3. Friday is a scheduled half day.  You will attend all 8 class periods with dismissal at 12:10pm.  Please be sure to arrange your transportation accordingly.  All students must be picked up no later than 12:30pm.

Today in History….

'A date which will live in infamy,' was how then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt described Japan's sudden and undeclared attack on the US naval station at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

The air assault, which claimed 2,403 American lives and destroyed a number of battleships and other vessels, as well as important facilities at Pearl Harbor, shocked the American public and directly led to the U.S.’s declaration of war on Japan the following day.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, December 4, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Sacrifice

Bible Verse:  John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Students: for Leadership today, bring a writing utensil and scissors.  Teachers: please turn on your TVs for Leadership time.
  2. For any Junior interested, there will be a Prom Committee meeting Monday after 3rd hour in Ms. Ericson’s classroom.
  3. On Wednesday, NHS will meet after 3rd hour in the Chapel. 
  4. Next Friday is a scheduled half day.  You will attend all 8 class periods with dismissal at 12:10pm.  Please be sure to arrange your transportation accordingly.  All students must be picked up no later than 12:30pm.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Patrick V. in Trigonometry for an excellent test score and in PE for excellent organization and leadership.

Junior Josh M. in Advance PE for positive attitude and leadership.

Sophomore Carter W. in Math for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Freshman Joshua P. in Religion for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

Student Council Members for their service in decorating the school’s Christmas trees.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Sacrifice

Bible Verse:  Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. We are still looking for someone able to offer a ride home to a fellow Crusader after school until Christmas break.  Correction to yesterday’s announcement...the student lives in the Southerview area.  If you are willing to help, please contact Mrs. Gilman in the school office.
  2. The Senior class will be using their NHS food drive winning dress down day tomorrow. Seniors, remember the rules for a dress down day as they will be enforced, and absolutely NO pajama pants!  If you have questions, see Mrs. Hennig or ask in the school office.
  3. For any Junior interested, there will be a Prom Committee meeting on Monday after 3rd hour in Ms. Ericson’s classroom.
  4. Next Wednesday, NHS will meet after 3rd hour in the Chapel.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Sacrifice

Bible Verse:  Hebrews 9:28, “Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Leadership Team Leaders meet after 3rd hour in the Bio room.
  2. Jostens will be here tomorrow morning from 7:30-7:55am in the Chapel lobby to distribute class ring orders.  Bring any remaining money due with you in the morning.
  3. We have a LuHi student needing a ride home on school days until Christmas break.  The location is the Concordia Lutheran Church & School area.  The family is either willing to pay partial fuel costs for driving students or trade rides for non-driving students.  If you live in this area and are willing to help, please see Mrs. Gilman.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Sacrifice

Bible Verse:  Romans 3:25, “God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished—.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Josie B.

  1. Leadership Team Leaders will meet tomorrow after 3rd hour in the Bio room.
  2. Jostens will be here Thursday morning at 7:30am in the Chapel lobby to distribute class ring orders.  Be sure to bring the remaining account balance due, if any, that morning.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, November 30, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Sacrifice

Bible Verse:  Psalm 141:2, “Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Jennifer P.

  1. First of all, welcome back to school!!!
  2. Jostens will be here Thursday morning at 7:30am in the Chapel lobby to distribute class ring orders.  Please be sure to bring the remaining account balance due, if any, that morning.
  3. Leadership Team Leaders will meet on Wednesday after 3rd hour in the Bio room.
  4. Congratulations to the following newly elected Freshman class officers….President: Ashlyn W., Vice President: Jeremiah P., and Treasurer: Miles K.

7th Hour Announcements

Happy Birthday over the weekend to….

Junior Arianna A. on Saturday

And Seniors Sydney B. and Kylie G. on Sunday

Here is today’s Canned Food Drive Count update….

Freshmen – 9

Sophomores – 31

Juniors – 71

Seniors – 61

Remember that you can still bring non-perishable food items to school on Monday and Tuesday from 8:30am-2:00pm at the WEST entrance.  All items will be donated to St. John’s Breadline.

Finally, remember to take all of your textbooks, notebooks, calculators, art supplies, etc. with you when you leave school today, so you are prepared for Monday at 8:30am!

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, November 13, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Righteousness

Bible Verse:  1 Peter 3:14, “but even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed.  Have no fear of them, nor be troubled.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Uniforms are due to Mrs. McCulley by the end of school today.
  2. Non-perishable food items for NHS and wreath orders for Crusader Aiders may still be brought to school, at the WEST entrance, from 8:30am-2pm through Tuesday.  Please ring the bell and we will meet you at the door.
  3. Students, please return all school-owned devices to their proper places, plugged in before leaving school today.  Failure to do so may result in demerits or a fine for failure to follow directions.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Righteousness

Bible Verse:  Psalm 106:3, “blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group “B” attends worship in the Chapel.
  2. Honor Card applications are due today by 3:23pm to Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox.
  3. Uniforms are due to Mrs. McCulley by 3:23pm tomorrow.
  4. The Crusader Aiders are selling Christmas wreaths to support the education and activities of Lutheran High.  Please see our Facebook post and the upcoming Ledger with further details.  Orders are due to the school by Tuesday, Nov. 17th.
  5. The NHS Canned Food Drive continues through Tuesday, Nov. 17th!  Bring your non-perishable food items, labeled with your graduation year, to Mrs. Quigg’s classroom to be counted.  Donations benefit the St. John’s Breadline!

7th Hour Announcements

Here is your NHS Canned Food Drive Count Update for Wed, Nov. 11th

Freshmen – 0

Sophomores – 8

Juniors – 45

Seniors – 50

Remember to bring your non-perishable food items, labeled with your graduation year, to Mrs. Quigg’s classroom by Tues, Nov. 17th!

DAILY SHIELD

Today is Veterans’ Day,

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Righteousness

Bible Verse:  Psalm 31:1, “In you, O Lord, do I take refuge;  let me never be put to shame;  in your righteousness deliver me!”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. The NHS Canned Food Drive to benefit the St. John’s Breadline continues through Tuesday, Nov. 17th!  Bring your non-perishable food items, labeled with your graduation year, to Mrs. Quigg’s classroom to be counted.  
  2. Please remember to turn in all uniforms to Mrs. McCulley by FRIDAY of this week.
  3. Honor Card applications are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until 3:23pm tomorrow.
  4. The Crusader Aiders are selling Christmas wreaths to support the activities of LuHi.  Please see our Facebook post and the upcoming Ledger with further details.  Orders are due to the school by Tuesday, Nov. 17th.

Today is Veterans’ Day and to recognize the service of all of our service men and women, we will be having a special presentation via video streaming this morning.  Please report to your leadership rooms immediately after 3rd hour.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Righteousness

Bible Verse:  Psalm 5:7-8, “But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house.  I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.  Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before me.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. The NHS Canned Food Drive to benefit the St. John’s Breadline starts today and continues through Friday!  Bring your non-perishable food items, labeled with your graduation year, to Mrs. Quigg’s classroom to be counted.  
  2. TEACHERS:  Please check emails for some changes concerning Live Stream Learning students.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, October 30, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Respect

Bible Verse:  Hebrews 13:17, “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls as those who will have to give an account.  Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. On Monday after 3rd hour, the Prom Committee will meet in Ms. Ericson’s room AND the Senior Class will meet in Mrs. Koopman’s classroom.
  2. Parents/guardians should receive a Sign Up Genius form by Tuesday from each of your student’s teachers.  Sign up in one of the empty time slots for each teacher for which would like a conference.  Conference times are no more than 10 minutes each.  If more time is needed, a separate conference must be arranged.


This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Lauren L. in Religion 12 and U.S. Government for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.  Always willing to participate in class discussions.

Senior Ty G. in Religion 12 and U.S. Government for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Freshman Tristyn C. in Health and Algebra 1 for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude, and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

Freshman Elliott W. in Physical Science and PE for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

Our Leadership Leaders for using your planning, organizational, and leadership skills to the betterment of Lutheran High School.  Keep up the good work!

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Seniors Zach F. and Liz E. for qualifying for Sectionals in Cross Country.

Junior Abigail B. in dive for being the first LuHi diver to qualify for STATE!

7th Hour Announcements

If you missed, or need to review, the MANY announcements for tomorrow, you may go to the Publications section of our website and read this morning’s Daily Shield.

Now, for the results of the Statistics’ class Mock Election…

   126 people voted out of a possible 173.

   According to our results, the Fair Tax Amendment would NOT pass.

   Half of the school identifies with the Republican party.

   By simple majority, President Trump would be re-elected with 68% of the vote.

   Former Vice President Biden came in second with 26% of the vote.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Respect

Bible Verse:  Luke 6:31, “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Grace F.

  1. Group “C” will attend worship in the Chapel today.
  2. There is a lot going on tomorrow… here are the things happening tomorrow

    -It is a ½ day.  Please be sure your rides are arranged.

    -Freshman class officer petitions are due to either Mrs. McCulley or the school office by noon.

    -It is the last day to bring in donations to Phil’s Friends for the cancer care packages.

    -Student Council’s Costume Contest.  Costumes must be Disney-themed (Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel) and you must pay $2 at the door if you are wearing a costume.  The student with the best costume, as chosen by the faculty and staff, will win a $25 gift card.  All costumes must follow the spirit of the dress code, and if it includes masks, the mask must be removed during class time.  No weapons will be allowed as a part of a costume. 

  3.On Monday, the Prom Committee will meet in Ms. Ericson’s room AND the Senior Class will meet in Mrs. Koopman’s classroom after 3rd hour.

  4. If you are one who likes to start planning ahead, the NHS canned food drive is coming soon.  Listen for more information next week.  All donations will be given to the St. John’s Breadline.

7th Hour Announcement

Student Council representatives in the Friendsgiving committee and Christmas Event committee, please meet after school today in Mr. Bulava's classroom to work on your respective events. Mr. Bulava will be there to supervise and assist with ideas. All other StuCo members are excused from today’s meeting.

Today’s Girls Basketball contact day has been cancelled.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Respect

Bible Verse:  Romans 12:10, “Love one another with brotherly affection.  Outdo one another in showing honor.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Mason K.

  1. Congratulations and Thank You to our many talented musicians on an excellent, new platform version of last night’s music concert.  The Fall Music Concert is still available for viewing on LuHi’s Facebook page for a few more days.
  2. Leadership groups meet today after 3rd hour.  Everyone will meet in your regularly assigned classrooms, then those in each group selected to paint pumpkins will go to the cafeteria.  Winners of the pumpkin decorating contest will be announced 7th hour.  The decorated pumpkins will be taken to St. John's Hospital after school.  Thank you also for your work to help brighten the day of the pediatric patients at St. John's!
  3. The Statistics class mock election is today during lunch.  Please come to the Commons to cast your vote.  Candy will be provided for VOTERS ONLY!
  4. Freshman class officer petition forms are available to pick up in the school office or from Mrs. McCulley.  Petitions are due to either Mrs. McCulley or the school office by THIS Friday.  We will be voting for class officers next week!
  5. Friday is a ½ day, dismissing at 12:10pm from 8th hour.  Please be sure your rides are arranged.
  6. Donations for Phil’s Friends cancer care packages are still being accepted at the WEST school entrance until Friday.
  7. On Monday, the Prom Committee will meet in Ms. Ericson’s room AND the Senior Class will meet in Mrs. Koopman’s classroom after 3rd hour.
  8. Finally, Student Council is sponsoring a Reformation Day Costume Contest on Friday, October 30. The theme for costumes is Disney, which includes characters from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel.  If you choose to dress up on Friday, your costume must be Disney-themed and you must pay $2 at the door. The student with the best costume, as chosen by the faculty and staff, will win a $25 gift card.  All costumes must follow the spirit of the dress code, and if it includes masks, the mask must be removed during class time.  No weapons will be allowed as a part of a costume.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Respect

Bible Verse:  Exodus 20:12, “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group “B” attends worship in the Chapel today.
  2. Cheer informational meeting today after school in the Bio room.  Masks and physical distancing required during the entire meeting.
  3. The Fall Concert will be virtual this year. Please visit LuHi’s Facebook page (search “Lutheran High of Springfield, Illinois” and look for our Shield emblem) to view the video of the LuHi Band, Handbells, and Piano Lab performing music they have learned so far this year. We plan to have the video go live this evening at approximately 7pm. It will then be available for viewing for a few additional days. 
  4. Culver's boys soccer fundraiser is tonight!  Drive thru is open - so you can take your dinner home and watch the music concert!  No flyer needed.  Hours are 5-8pm at the Wabash location only.
  5. The Statistics class is holding a mock election for a class project.  The mock election will be held tomorrow during lunch.  Please come to the commons to cast your vote.  Candy will be provided for VOTERS ONLY!
  6. Any Freshman who wishes to run for a class office, and did not previously apply in September, please pick up a Petition form in the school office or from Mrs. McCulley.  Petitions are due to either Mrs. McCulley or the school office by THIS Friday.  We will be voting for class officers next week!
  7. ½ day on Friday, dismissing at 12:10pm from 8th hour.  Please be sure your rides are arranged.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, October 26, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Respect

Bible Verse:  1 Peter 2:17, “Honor everyone.  Love the brotherhood.  Fear God.  Honor the emperor.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Christopher C.

  1. Teachers, please quickly check your email after announcements.
  2. NHS meets today after 3rd hour in the Chapel.
  3. Those selected to paint pumpkins, who are NOT in NHS, may start pre-painting after 3rd hour in the cafeteria.
  4. Cheer informational meeting tomorrow after school in the Bio room.
  5. Virtual Music Concert tomorrow
  6. Come out to Culver's on Wabash tomorrow before the music concert to benefit boys soccer!  Even though our season has been postponed, you can still support the team by eating out!  Drive thru is open!  No flyer needed.  Hours are 5-8pm at Wabash location only.
  7. Leadership GROUPS meet Wednesday after 3rd hour
  8. ½ day on Friday, dismissing at 12:10pm from 8th hour
  9. Donations for Phil’s Friends cancer care packages are still being accepted at the WEST school entrance. 

Sports Updates:

Congrats to all our runners on a great race on Saturday!   Both Liz E. and Zach F. have advanced to sectionals this coming weekend!   

Congrats to Abigail B. on placing 2nd in Dive Sectionals and we are still waiting on final results from the state to see if she is advancing to State this coming weekend!   

Way to go Saders! 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, October 23, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Grace

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Annastasiya B.

  1. Please welcome Claire Brunner shadowing this morning with her sister, Josie.
  2. ACT testing is taking place at LuHi tomorrow morning.  NO ONE except proctors and those testing will be allowed in the school building from 7:30am to 1:00pm.
  3. Donations for Phil’s Friends cancer care packages are still being accepted at the WEST school entrance.  
  4. Several items to mark for next week’s calendar...

NHS meeting on Monday after 3rd hour in the Chapel

Cheer informational meeting Tuesday after school in the Bio room

Virtual Music Concert on Tuesday-more information to come in Monday’s Shield

Leadership GROUPS meet Wednesday after 3rd hour

½ day on Friday, dismissing at 12:10pm from 8th hour

Saturday’s Activities:

Diving IHSA Sectionals

Cross Country IHSA Regionals in Petersburg

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Jared A. in Religion and American Government for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude.

Senior Luke L. in Trigonometry and PE for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, AND he is doing this from home!; and also in Trig for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership.

Junior Ben W. in Trigonometry and PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.  He is a great leader and a joy to have in PE class. 

Sophomore Kaleigh B. in Honors English 10 and Biology for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive effort in class or on homework.  And also in Honors English for excellence in Composition with her Research Paper.

Senior Nikko B. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership; he became the leader in his Squat Max.

Junior Caleb S. in Religion for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive effort in class or on homework.

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

Students who helped with Mr. Brashear’s celebration.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, October 22, 2020

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. Group A attends worship in the Chapel today.
  2. There will be a cheer informational meeting after school on Tuesday, Oct 27th in the Bio room.
  3. Donations for Phil’s Friends cancer care packages are still being accepted at the WEST school entrance.  Thank you to those who have already brought in their donations, the boxes are starting to fill up.  Most of the items on the list can be found at the dollar store, so let’s fill those boxes!

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Grace

Bible Verse:  John 1:16, “And from His fullness, we have all received grace upon grace.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Please welcome Lindsey M. shadowing this morning with Alaina S.
  2. Leadership Team Leaders meet today after 3rd hour in the Bio Room.  Team 4 reports to the Language Lab.
  3. StuCo meeting after school in Mr. Bulava’s classroom.
  4. Anyone interested in cheer should see Mrs. McCulley by 6th hour today.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Grace

Bible Verse:  2 Peter 3:18 “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Group C attends worship in the Chapel today.
  2. Leadership Team Leaders meet tomorrow after 3rd hour in the Bio Room.  Reminder that Team 4 reports to the Language Lab with Mrs. Dolen.
  3. Keep collecting items for the cancer care packages. The donation box is at the WEST entrance.  The list of items being collected is posted throughout the school.
  4. If you want to participate in cheer, see Mrs. McCulley.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, October 19, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Grace

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Donations for Phil’s Friends cancer care packages accepted in the box at the WEST school entrance.  
  2. LuHi is holding ACT testing this Saturday.  No one other than proctors and those testing are allowed in the school building for any reason from 7:30am-1:00pm.
  3. Anyone interested in cheer, please see Mrs. McCulley.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, October 16, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Strength

Bible Verse:  Psalm 46:1-3, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Autumn B.

       and on Sunday to:  Senior Lauren L.

  1. Leadership Teams will meet in their classrooms today and then move as teams outside.  Teams 1-5 will exit through the Gym doors and teams 6-10 exit out the west entrance by the school office. 
  2. 6th hour Language Lab is reporting to Mr. Ennis’ study hall in the Computer Lab.
  3. Mr. Zander’s 7th Hour study hall is to report to the Language Lab.
  4. If you are shopping over the weekend, please remember the Phil’s Friends cancer care package collection happening at school.  Donations are being accepted in the box at the WEST school entrance.  Snap a picture of the posters throughout the building before you leave school today so you know what to shop for!
  5. Need service hours???  Want to keep our school looking good??  Maybe you want to be social while physically distancing?  We have a solution for you….. Tomorrow is LuHi workday!  Work begins at 8am. Lunch is provided.  Parents/guardians welcome.  Face coverings and physical distancing are required.  See you tomorrow morning!

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Seniors Zach F. and Liz E., Cross Country, for winning MSM Conference as individuals.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Strength

Bible Verse:  Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you.  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Happy Birthday today to: 

  1. Teachers, please take Chick-fil-A orders after announcements and send them to the office. 
  2. Group “B” attends worship in Chapel today.
  3. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg by 3:30 p.m. TODAY.
  4. Phil’s Friends cancer care package donations are being accepted in the box at the WEST school entrance.  See the posters throughout the building for donation items needed.
  5. Tomorrow is the end of the 1st quarter!!!
  6. We are having a LuHi workday this Saturday beginning at 8am to get the building ready for winter.  Most of the work will be outside, but there will be some inside jobs too.  Best of all…..this is a great opportunity to collect service hours!!  Lunch is provided and parents/guardians are encouraged to help.  Face coverings and physical distancing are required.  We have a beautiful facility, let’s work together to keep it well maintained.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Strength

Bible Verse:  Joshua 1:9, “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: 

  1. Leadership is hosting a Chick-fil-A lunch Friday. Orders will be taken tomorrow after announcements.  Phil’s Friends cancer care package donations are being accepted in the box at the WEST school entrance.  See the posters throughout the building for donation items needed.
  2. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg by 3:30 p.m. TOMORROW.

*******Cross Country Update:

Last night marked the final regular season race for the Crusaders Cross Country team, as well as being the last regular season race for our two seniors, Elizabeth E. and Zach F.  These two put a punctuation mark on their high school careers by winning their individual races, and thereby, earning the title of MSM Conference individual champions.  Congratulations to you both!! Sophomore Elijah K. also earned All-Conference honors by finishing in 5th place in the boys race.  The boys team was anchored by Sophomore Ethan T., Freshman Jeremiah P., and Junior Christian S. finishing in 8th, 9th and 10th respectively.  Great Job, Crusaders!  The team rolls into post-season at the IHSA Regionals at Petersburg on October 24.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Strength

Bible Verse:  Exodus 15:2, “The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.”

Happy Birthday today to: 

  1. Leadership is hosting a Chick-fil-A lunch this Friday with donations going to Phil’s Friends cancer care packages.  Orders will be taken on Thursday.  There are posters placed around the building with needed items for these care packages.  Please bring in donation items and place them in the box located at the WEST school entrance.
  2. Group “A” attends worship in the Chapel today.
  3. Tomorrow is testing day. Bring TWO #2 pencils and a calculator.  You may also bring a clear water bottle; however, no cell phones or other electronic devices are allowed in the classroom.  Dismissal is at 11:30am. Juniors may go a little longer.  All students must be picked up by 12:30pm.
  4. Please be sure you are cleaning up after yourselves, both inside and outside.   Having classes, eating lunches, and allowing honor card recipients outdoors are all privileges; however, if we continue to find food and wrappers left on the lawn or on the outside tables, those privileges will be revoked.
  5. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg by 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.
  6. Friday is the end of the first quarter!!!

Today’s Activity:

LuHi is hosting a Cross Country meet beginning at 4:30pm.  Our Cross Country Seniors, Zach F. and Liz E., will be honored at the event for their hard work and dedication to LuHi sports.  Please take time to come support our team, and our Seniors, on our home turf!

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Heaven

Bible Verse:  2 Peter 3:13, “But according to His promise, we are waiting for new heavens and a new Earth in which righteousness dwells.”

Happy Birthday today to:   

  1. Leadership Team Leaders meet after 3rd hour in the Bio Room.  Team 4 goes to the Language Lab with Mr. Andrews.
  2. StuCo meets today after school in Mr. Bulava’s room.
  3. Friday is a ½ day of school, dismissing at 12:10pm.  
  4. Friday before dismissal is the last chance to begin a transfer of school service hours to NHS.  If you qualify for NHS and need this service, please come to the school office to begin the process.
  5. School picture retakes are Tuesday, October 13th.  Remote learning students will have pictures taken from 8:15-8:30 and then we will begin calling classrooms for any students needing retakes.  If you received a picture packet and want retakes, please bring your picture packet with you on Tuesday morning.
  6. NEXT Wednesday, Oct. 14th, is a ½ day for school-wide testing.  ALL students will be taking some form of standardized test.  Dismissal is at 11:30am, Juniors usually take a little longer.  All students must be picked up by 12:30pm.  If you have an appointment scheduled for that morning, please reschedule it as students will not be pulled from the testing rooms.  On testing day, all students need TWO #2 pencils and a calculator.  You may also bring a clear water bottle.  You may NOT bring cell phones, smart watches, or any other digital devices into the testing room. 
  7. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg by 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 15th. 


Golf Update:

Tristyn C. had a fun day, and as a Freshman, gained good experience in his first IHSA Regional competition yesterday.  He started strong, but had a couple tough holes throughout the course; otherwise, he played competitively with the two seniors in his group!  Congrats, Tristyn, on a great first season representing LuHi!!

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Heaven

Bible Verse:  Revelation 4:2, “At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne.”

Happy Birthday today to:   Sophomore Simon K.

  1. Group “B” will attend worship in the Chapel today.
  2. Friday is a ½ day of school, dismissing at 12:10pm.  
  3. Transfer of school service hours to NHS must be requested in the school office prior to ½ day school dismissal on Friday.
  4. Any student who is not in band or choir class and wants to participate in the Christmas concert and Madrigals should sign up on the sheet in the music room. If you have questions, please see Dr. McDonnell.

Swim & Dive Update:

Junior Abigail B. completed 11 dives this past weekend in a meet against SHG and SHS attaining a final score of 389.65, which earned her a 2nd place finish.  Congratulations, Abigail!

Today’s Activity:

Freshman Tristyn C. is representing LuHi at the IHSA Golf Regionals.  Be sure to send prayers his way for wisdom and guidance, sportsmanship, and travel mercies.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, October 5, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Heaven

Bible Verse:  Matthew 5:12, “Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

Happy Birthday today to:   

  1. Friday is a ½ day of school, dismissing at 12:10pm.  Please plan transportation accordingly as all students must be picked up from school grounds no later than 12:30pm.  Thank you.
  2. Transfer of school service hours to NHS MUST be started with Mrs. Conner in the school office prior to school dismissal on Friday.
  3. School picture retakes are NEXT Tuesday, October 13th.  Remote learning students will have pictures taken from 8:15-8:30 and then we will begin calling classrooms for any students needing retakes.  If you received a picture packet and want retakes, please bring your picture packet with you to return to the photographer PRIOR to having your picture retaken.
  4. NEXT Wednesday, Oct. 14th is a ½ day for school-wide testing.  ALL students will be taking some form of standardized test.  Dismissal is at 11:30am, Juniors usually take a little longer.  All students must be picked up by 12:30pm.
  5. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg by 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 15th. 
  6. Any student who is not in band or choir class and wants to participate in the Christmas concert and Madrigals should sign up on the sign-up sheet in the music room. If you have questions, please see Dr. McDonnell.

7th Hour Announcements

This Week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Sophomore Blake B., in World History, for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework; and in Biology for excellent class participation, behavior and leadership as he is always engaged and raising his hand to answer questions!

Sophomore Braddock B., in PE, for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and being a dominant force in the Volleyball unit.

Sophomore Grace F., in PE, for consistent positive attitude.  She is supportive and positive to her teammates in the volleyball unit - constantly uplifting other players.

Junior Alex H., in Advanced PE, for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, comes to class ready to work hard every day to improve in his fitness.

This Week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

Kiersten O., Elizabeth E., Julia I. and Elijah K. , Student Council, for excellent organization participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude, and taking the dress day counts every day last week during Spirit Week. 

This Week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

The Boys Cross Country Team for its first place finish at the Pittsfield meet and running to glorify God!

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, October 2, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Prayer

Bible Verse:  Matthew 5:44, “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

Happy Birthday on Sunday to:   Sophomores Julia I. and Allyson W.

  1. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg by 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 15th. Students who want to move service hours must see Mrs. Conner in the school office by 3:30pm on October 9th.
  2. Have a wonderful fall weekend with your family and thank God everyday for your many blessings!

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Prayer

Bible Verse:  Jeremiah 29:12, “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”

Happy Birthday today to:   

  1. Group “A” attends worship service in the Chapel today.
  2. Speech Team informational meeting in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom after school today.  Please see Mrs. Quigg if you have questions.
  3. Qualifying Juniors and Seniors who wish to apply for membership in the Lutheran High School Chapter of the National Honor Society must submit proper application forms to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 15th. Please contact Mrs. Quigg with questions.  Likewise, any qualifying student who wants to move service hours from school to NHS must see Mrs. Conner in the school office no later than 3:30pm on Friday, October 9th.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Prayer

Bible Verse:  Ephesians 6:18, “And pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.  With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”

Happy Birthday today to:   

  1. Senior class officers, please report to the school office immediately after 3rd hour.
  2. Leadership leaders meet in the Bio room after 3rd hour.  Leadership Team 4, who normally meets in the Bio room, will now report to the Language Lab (room 114) with Mrs. Dolen on Leader meeting days.
  3. Speech Team Season has begun!!  Tomorrow, right after school, there will be an informational meeting in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom for students interested in participating in Speech.  Please contact Mrs. Quigg if you have any questions.
  4. Honor Card applications must be turned in to Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox by 3:30pm today.

Cross Country Update:

The team traveled to Carlinville yesterday.  3 team members placed in the top 10, with 6 placing in the top 15 as follows:  Zach placed 1st with a time of 15:52, Elijah-6th, Ethan-10th, Christian-11th, Jeremiah- 12th, and  

Justin- 14th.  The team claimed 1st place with 40 points!   Congrats to the team on continued hard work and perseverance.  

Golf Update:

LuHi traveled to Auburn for a meet at Edgewood Golf Course vs. Bluffs, Lincolnwood, Auburn & North Mac. Tristyn bettered his course score by 2 strokes, scoring a 62 overall, as he continues to prepare for post-season play.  Congrats, Tristyn!

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Prayer

Bible Verse:  Ephesians 1:18, “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in his holy people.”

Happy Birthday today to:   Sophomore Chalen G.

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the cross country team after 7th hour.
  2. Group “C” attends worship in the Chapel today.
  3. Honor Card applications are now being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until 3:30pm tomorrow.

Tonight’s Activities:

Cross Country at Loveless Park, Carlinville beginning at 4:45pm.

Golf @ Edgewood - 4pm

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, September 28, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Prayer

Bible Verse:  2 Chronicles 7:14, “If any people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Happy Birthday today to:   

  1. Sophomores will meet with Josten’s regarding class ring orders today in the Chapel as follows: those whose last names begin with A-L at 10:20 and M-Z at 10:38 .  Ring orders will be due on Friday, Oct. 2nd.
  2. Leadership Team Leaders will meet in the Bio room on Wednesday after 3rd hour.
  3. Qualifying Juniors and Seniors who wish to apply for membership in the Lutheran High School Chapter of the National Honor Society must submit proper application forms to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 15th. Please contact Mrs. Quigg if you have any questions.  Likewise, any qualifying student who wants to move service hours from school to NHS must see Mrs. Conner in the school office no later than 3:30pm on Friday, October 9th.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, September 25, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Joy

Bible Verse:  Philippians 4:4, “Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again; Rejoice!”

Happy Birthday today to:   Junior Alex C.

  1. We have an adjusted bell schedule today to accommodate Spirit Week activities this afternoon.  Classes will end at 12:10, although we still have 2 passing periods, and everyone will eat on the west lawn.  If you prefer to eat in the cafeteria, you may do so.  
  2. With one of the activities being shopping cart races, if you parked in the west lot and want to move your car, you may do so during your lunch.  Check in at the office before leaving.
  3. Seniors, this is your last reminder to bring your graduation orders and $60 deposit on Monday morning.  Jostens will be here from 7:30-7:55am in the Chapel lobby to collect the orders.
  4. Sophomores will meet with Josten’s regarding class ring orders on Monday in the Chapel.  There will be 2 shifts: Last names beginning A-L at 10:20 and M-Z at 10:38 .  Ring orders will be due on Friday, Oct. 2nd.
  5. Spirit Week place standings as of the end of the day yesterday...for the 4th day:

     ** Seniors, Sophomores, Juniors, Freshmen

Athletic Spotlight

Senior Zach F., in Cross Country, for his first place finish at Pittsfield and setting a new course record. 

Sophomore Ethan T., in Cross Country, as he has moved up to #3 runner after the last race.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, September 24, 2020

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 Jacob G.

  1. Teachers, please take Chick-fil-A orders after announcements today and return the forms immediately to the school office.  $5 for the meal and an additional $5 for an extra sandwich.  Students, remember that if you order a lunch, you must pay for that lunch.  Payment will be taken at the kitchen window when picking up your lunch tomorrow.
  2. Teachers, please release handbell choir students at the cleaning bell 3rd period to prepare for chapel.
  3. We will have an all-school, Spirit Week Chapel service outside on the west lawn today.  Face coverings must be worn throughout the entire service and you must remain physically distanced within your group.  
  4. NO Math Mana after school today.
  5. Seniors, there are two class shirts left, size large and x-large.  If they are yours, please see Mrs. Quigg to pick them up.  If not claimed by the end of the day, they will be given to someone else.
  6. Senior graduation orders due Monday morning with $60 deposit.
  7. Sophomores will meet with Josten’s regarding class ring orders on Monday in the Chapel. 
  8. Spirit Week place standings as of the end of the day yesterday for the 3rd day in a row are:

     ** Seniors, Sophomores, Juniors, Freshmen

       Tomorrow is Class Shirts and blue & white day

7th Hour Announcement

On Monday, LuHi Golf traveled to Girard for a meet at Oak Hills with North Mac, Williamsville & Auburn. Freshman Tristyn C. continued to work on his course skills finishing in the top 2 in his group play!

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Joy

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

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

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

  1. Leadership Team Leader meeting today after 3rd hour in the Bio room.  The team that usually goes to the Bio room will go to Esther with Mrs. Dolen.
  2. StuCo meets after school today in Mr. Bulava’s room.
  3. NO Math Mana tomorrow.
  4. Seniors: Jostens will be here Monday morning from 7:30-7:55am in the Chapel lobby to collect graduation orders.  A $60 deposit is due with your order.
  5. Sophomores will meet with Josten’s regarding class ring orders on Monday in the Chapel.  There will be 2 shifts: Last names beginning A-L at 10:20 and M-Z at 10:38 .  Ring orders will be due on Friday, Oct. 2nd.
  6. Team Leaders are sponsoring a Chick-fil-A lunch this Friday.  Meals, including chips & fruit snacks, are $5, and an additional Chick-fil-A sandwich only is an additional $5.  You will need to bring your own drink.  Orders will be taken directly after announcements tomorrow. Remember, if you order a lunch, you are responsible for paying for that lunch.
  7. Spirit Week place standings as of the end of the day yesterday continue to be:

     ** Seniors, Sophomores, Juniors, Freshmen

      Remaining theme dress days are:

Tomorrow: Decades Day 

Friday: Class Shirts and blue & white day 

Cross Country Update:

For the Girls:  Liz E. finished 4th while running a very strong race once again and receiving a medal for her efforts.  On the boys side, the team finished in second place to South County and ahead of 5 other schools.  We had several season bests at this 3-mile distance.  Christian, Jeremiah, Ethan, Elijah, and Zach led LuHi to a team total of 54 points.  With Ethan and Elijah finishing 12th and 10th respectively.  Ethan and Jeremiah finished 0.25 second apart for 12th and 13th.  Zach F. finished in 1st place, out-pacing second place by only 0.21 second; in the process, defeating last year’s champion and setting a new course record of 16:01.  Great effort by all runners as they represented our Lord and our LuHi community very well yesterday.

7th Hour Announcements:

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

Seniors, if you ordered a class t-shirt, please pick it up in the Learning Commons after school.  Masks and physical distancing are required while waiting your turn.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Joy

Bible Verse:  Romans 15:13, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Happy Birthday today to:   Sophomores Max C., Ethan T., and Adelle W.

  1. Teachers, please dismiss cross country at 2:15 for their meet in Pittsfield.
  2. Group “A” attends worship service in the Chapel.
  3. There is NO Math Mana on THURSDAY; however, it is still open this afternoon.
  4. Qualifying Juniors and Seniors who wish to apply for membership in the Lutheran High School Chapter of the National Honor Society must submit proper application forms to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 15th. Please contact Mrs. Quigg if you have any questions.  Likewise, any qualifying student who wants to move service hours from school to NHS must see Mrs. Conner in the school office no later than 3:30pm on Friday, October 9th.
  5. Seniors: Jostens will be here on Monday morning from 7:30-7:55am in the Chapel lobby to collect graduation orders. You DO NOT need to order a cap/gown/tassel as 1 complete set has already been ordered for you from your LuHi graduation fees.  If you place an order with Jostens, you need to turn in a completed order form and $60 deposit on Monday morning.  Please call the school office if you have questions.
  6. Keep up that school spirit!  The current place standings as of the end of the day are as follows:

     ** Seniors, Sophomores, Juniors, and Freshmen

      Remaining theme dress days are:

Tomorrow: Dynamic Duo Day

Thursday: Decades Day 

Friday: Class Shirts and blue and white day 

There will be a special school schedule on Friday to accommodate Friday afternoon Spirit Week activities.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, September 21, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Joy

Bible Verse:  Nehemiah 12:43, “And they offered great sacrifices that day and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; the women and children also rejoiced. And the joy of Jerusalem was heard afar off.”

Happy Birthday today to:   Freshman Maggie K.

  1. Seniors meet today after 3rd hour in the Chapel with Josten’s regarding graduation orders.  Josten’s will be back next Monday from 7:30-7:55am to collect orders in the Chapel lobby.
  2. It’s Spirit Week!   Remaining theme dress days are:

        Tuesday: Tacky Tourist Day - wear your cheesiest outfit when you go on vacation.

        Wednesday: Dynamic Duo Day - students must wear outfits that compliment another student (ketchup/mustard, salt/pepper, etc.

        Thursday: Decades Day - Students dress up in clothes of their assigned decade (Seniors 1990s; Juniors 1980s; Sophomores 1970s; Freshmen 1960s)

        Friday: Class Shirts and blue and white day 

        There will be a special school schedule on Friday to accommodate Friday afternoon Spirit Week activities.

  3.  Chick-fil-A is back!!  Your Team Leaders are sponsoring Chick-fil-A this Friday as a special Spirit Week treat with a twist!  Lunches will still cost $5, and you may still order an additional Chick-fil-A sandwich for an additional $5.  Lunches will be packaged in a brown bag with chips and fruit snacks, but will not include a drink.  Orders will be taken directly after announcements on Thursday. If you order a lunch, you are responsible for paying for that lunch.

  4.  Sophomore students will meet with Josten’s regarding class ring orders next Monday, Sept. 28th.  Ring orders will be due on Friday, Oct. 2nd.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, September 18, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Humility

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 22:4, “Humility is the fear of the lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.”

Happy Birthday today to:   Senior Erin B.

  1. Leadership Teams will meet today in their classrooms and should bring a phone or electronic device.  Live-stream students are being invited to join teams today as well!  Today is also the last day we are collecting for the Tower2Tunnels Foundation.  Donations are being accepted in the school office.  Thank you for your support!
  2. Class t-shirt orders and money due today by 8th hour as follows:  Freshmen to Mrs. McCulley, Sophomores to Madelyn C., and Juniors to Elizabeth F.
  3. Senior students will meet with Josten’s regarding graduation orders on Monday after 3rd hour in the Chapel.  Orders due the following Monday.
  4. Spirit Week is next week!  Spirit Week is designed to encourage class camaraderie and school spirit.  Throughout the week, points are earned by dressing to the theme each day ( teachers can also nominate one student each day for best dressed to earn additional points for his/her class) and also through the Spirit Week activities on Friday afternoon. Theme dress days for students, faculty and staff are as follows: 

     Monday: Sports Day - Wear a jersey of your favorite sports team or player.

     Tuesday: Tacky Tourist Day - wear your cheesiest outfit when you go on vacation.

     Wednesday: Dynamic Duo Day - students must wear outfits that compliment another student (ketchup/mustard,  salt/pepper, etc.

     Thursday: Decades Day - Students dress up in clothes of their assigned decade (Seniors 1990s; Juniors 1980s; Sophomores 1970s; Freshmen 1960s)

     Friday: Class Shirts and blue and white day 

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Isaac G. in Religion, Government, and Physics for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework, leading class discussions, and showing great patience and helpfulness toward others, and also in PE for being an excellent aide.

Sophomore Ethan T. in Chemistry for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test; and in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, Top mile time for Fitness Testing.

Senior Natalie S. in Religion for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership.

Sophomore Allyson W. in Math for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Seniors Zach F. and Elizabeth E., in Cross Country.   Zach has been a great leader and has placed 1st in 2 of the 3 races; and Liz has run very smart, strong races medaling in all 3 races and has been a great teammate as well.  

Freshman Tristyn C., in Golf, for competing in his first varsity match and for being the leader of his foursome on Wednesday afternoon.

7th Hour Announcements

Spirit Week is next week!  Senior girls will be decorating the school from 4-9pm on Saturday - face coverings and physical distancing are required.  Spirit Week is a chance for classes to work together to earn points toward claiming the Clay the Crusader trophy, currently held by last year’s Senior class, as well as an opportunity for all members of our LuHi community to show their Crusader spirit.  Points are earned by dressing to the theme each day, teachers can also nominate one student each day for best dressed to earn additional points for their class, and also through the Spirit Week activities on Friday afternoon. Theme dress days are as follows: 

Monday: Sports Day - Wear a jersey of your favorite sports team or player.

Tuesday: Tacky Tourist Day - wear your cheesiest outfit when you go on vacation.

Wednesday: Dynamic Duo Day - students must wear outfits that compliment another student (ketchup/mustard, salt/pepper, etc.)

Thursday: Decades Day - Students dress up in clothes of their assigned decade (Seniors 1990s; Juniors 1980s; Sophomores 1970s; Freshmen 1960s)

Friday: Class Shirts and blue and white day 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Humility

Bible Verse:  Luke 14:11, “For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

Happy Birthday today to:   Senior Hannah G.

  1. Group C attends worship service in the Chapel today.
  2. NO JV/FRESHMAN boys basketball today - it will be rescheduled to a later date. 
  3. School pictures have arrived!  You may come to the school office to claim yours during an honor card study hall, after school, or tomorrow morning.
  4. Sophomore students, please turn in your class t-shirt orders and money to Madelyn C. tomorrow by the end of the day.  According to school officials, absolutely no orders will be accepted without the money due.
  5. Junior students, please turn in your class t-shirt orders and money to Elizabeth F. tomorrow by the end of the day.  According to school officials, absolutely no orders will be accepted without the money due.
  6. Senior students will meet with Josten’s regarding graduation orders on Monday after 3rd hour in the Chapel.  Orders will be due on Monday, Sept. 28th.
  7. Sophomore students will meet with Josten’s regarding class ring orders on Monday, Sept. 28th.  Ring orders will be due on Friday, Oct. 2nd.

Golf Update

LuHi golf traveled to Girard for a meet at Oak Hills golf course facing South County, North Mac & Auburn. Freshman Tristyn C. bettered his game by 8 strokes over last meet finishing first in his foursome.  Congrats, Tristyn.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Humility

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

Happy Birthday today to:   

  1. Class meetings today after 3rd hour.
  2. StuCo meets at 3:30pm in Mr. Bulava’s room.
  3. Junior and Senior parent meetings tonight via Zoom (invites were emailed yesterday)...Senior parents at 7pm and Junior parents at 8pm.
  4. Senior students will meet with the Josten’s representative regarding graduation orders on Monday after 3rd hour in the Chapel.  Josten’s graduation orders will be collected between 7:30-7:55am on Monday, Sept. 28th.
  5. Sophomore students will meet with the Josten’s representative regarding class ring orders on Monday, Sept. 28th - in two shifts to accommodate physical distancing.  Sophomore students with last names beginning with A-L will meet in the Chapel at 10:20; students with last names beginning with M-Z will meet in the Chapel at 10:38am.  Class ring orders will be collected between 7:30-7:55am on Friday, Oct. 2nd.

Cross Country Update:

The team took on the challenge of a very difficult course at CampCILCA and  were very successful.   Senior Zach Fales set a course record/standard of 17:39 for future runners.  Congrats to the top 10 runners in each race that medaled:  For the girls - Elizabeth E. placed 4th;  for the boys -  Zach F. placed 1st, Elijah K. placed 5th, Jeremiah P. placed 6th and Ethan T. placed  10th.  Thank you to all the volunteers in the LuHi community for helping yesterday - Pastor Theilen, Mr Bade, Mr Ebener, Mrs Hennig, Mrs McCulley, and our student volunteers: Paige, Kaleigh, Delaney and Kylie.  What a fun day to support our Crusader runners! 

7th Hour Announcements

Correction to this morning’s announcements….the Junior and Senior parent meetings are TOMORROW night, WEDNESDAY Sept 16th.  7pm for the Senior parents and 8pm for the Junior parents.

Leadership Team Leaders meet in the Bio room at 7:40am

***Correction:  Junior and Senior parent meetings are Wednesday, Sept 16th at 7pm (Senior parents) and 8pm (Juniors)

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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 today to:   

  1. Group B is attending Chapel today.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss Cross Country members after 7th hour for their meet today. 
  3. Team Leaders will meet tomorrow before school at 7:40am in the Biology room.
  4. Class meetings will be held again tomorrow after 3rd hour to prepare for Spirit Week -Freshmen to the gym, Sophomores to the Chapel, Juniors to the Cafeteria, and Seniors to Mrs. Koopman’s room.
  5. StuCo members will meet tomorrow at 3:30pm in Mr. Bulava’s room.
  6. Parents of Juniors and Seniors, Mr. Rollins is hosting a Zoom meeting for each class’ parents on Thursday...Senior parents at 7pm and Junior parents at 8pm.  Zoom links will be emailed home today.

Golf Update

Freshman Tristyn C. traveled to Edgewood golf course yesterday afternoon for the first varsity meet of the season between Auburn, North Mac & Raymond Lincolnwood.  With his longest drive on hole 2, it was a nice start to season!

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, September 14, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Humility

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Abigail B.

  1. Class meetings will be held after 3rd hour today for class elections and other class business.  Freshmen will go to the gym, Sophomores to the Chapel, Juniors to the Cafeteria, and Seniors to Mrs. Koopman’s room.
  2. Parents of Juniors and Seniors, Mr. Rollins is hosting a Zoom meeting for each class’ parents on Wednesday...Senior parents at 7pm and Junior parents at 8pm.  Zoom links will be emailed home during the day on Tuesday.
  3. Cross country practice will be at LuHi today - not Cilca - due to the rain from the weekend
  4. Thank you to those who donated on Friday to Tunnel2Towers.  We will continue to collect donations throughout the week in the school office. Please consider helping this organization as they strive to support families of firefighters, police officers, and the military who have sacrificed to help protect us!
  5. Team Leaders, due to class meetings on Wednesday, we will not be able to meet after 3rd hour.  We will plan to meet Wednesday before school at 7:40am in the Biology room.
  6. StuCo members, your first meeting is this Wednesday at 3:30pm in Mr. Bulava’s room.
  7. See Mrs. McCulley for your Crusader facemask.
  8. School ID cards are in.  Please stop by the school office to pick yours up.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, September 11, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Kindness

Bible Verse:  Mark 10:14, “Let the little children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.”

Happy Birthday today to: 

  1. Leadership teams will meet after 3rd hour today in their classrooms and then move, using both the West and Gym doors, to the grassy area closest to the flag pole, keeping physically distanced.
  2. StuCo petitions are due to Mr. Bulava by noon today.
  3. In honor of Patriot Day, donations from today’s dress down day will be sent to the "Tunnels to Towers Foundation", which helps families of military, police, and firefighters who bravely serve and protect our communities and country.  
  4. On Monday, class meetings will be held after 3rd hour for class elections and other class business.  Freshmen will go to the gym, Sophomores to the Chapel, Juniors to the Cafeteria, and Seniors to Mrs. Koopman’s room.
  5. Crusader facemasks are still on sale for $10 each.  See Mrs. McCulley.
  6. Please remember that after you are screened in the morning, you are to go get what you need from your locker and then go straight to your 1st hour classroom.  Thank you.

7th Hour Announcements

Boys interested in playing Baseball…we will be practicing tomorrow after school.

Remember red, white and blue dress down day tomorrow for $1.  Pay as you enter the building.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Kindness

Bible Verse:  1 Samuel 20:14, “But show me unfailing kindness, like the Lord’s kindness, as long as I live.”

Happy Birthday today to: 

  1. Class officer petitions due today to your class advisors or the school office.  StuCo petitions are due by noon tomorrow to Mr. Bulava.
  2. Group “A” attends Chapel in-person today.
  3. Tomorrow is Patriot Day.  Let's all show our support by wearing red, white, and blue; and if you dress "down" (keeping in mind that all clothing must be school-appropriate,  following the spirit of the dress code), you must pay your $1 as you come in the school building.  Comfortable shoes are recommended tomorrow as Leadership Teams will be doing an outdoor activity.   Dress down donations will go to the "Tunnels to Towers Foundation", which was started on behalf of a firefighter who gave his life on 9/11 while saving others.  This organization helps families of military, police, and firefighters who bravely serve and protect their communities and country.  Anyone who would like to give an additional donation is welcome to do so.
  4. Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Lutheran High School National Honor Society Officers:  President- Ysabella A., Vice President- Erin B., Secretary- Ty G., and Treasurer- Paige B.
  5. See Mrs. McCulley for your Crusader facemasks - $10 each.
  6. Mr. Rollins is holding  Junior and Senior Parent meetings on Wednesday, Sept. 16th.  Senior parents at 7:00pm and Junior parents at 8:00pm.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Kindness

Bible Verse:  Romans 13:8, “Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”

Happy Birthday today to: 

  1. Leadership Team Leaders meet today after 3rd hour in the Bio room.   Team 4 members meet in Esther, room 111.
  2. Class officer petitions are due tomorrow by 3:30pm to your class advisors or the school office.  
  3. See Mrs. McCulley for your Crusader facemasks - $10 each.
  4. In honor of Patriot Day, Leadership Team Leaders are hosting a break the dress code day on Friday.  For $1.00, students, faculty and staff may wear t-shirts and sweats/wind pants in red, white and blue.  No pajama pants or leggings allowed.  Reminder that all clothing must be school-appropriate and follow the spirit of the dress code.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Kindness

Bible Verse:  Galatians 6:9, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season, we will reap if we do not give up.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Miles K.

  1. Group “C” goes to Chapel today; everyone else stays in your 3rd hour classroom.
  2. Leadership Team Leaders will meet tomorrow after 3rd hour in the Bio room.   Team 4 members will meet in Esther, room 111.
  3. Class officer petitions are due on Thursday by 3:30pm to your class advisors or the school office.  Elections will be held during class meetings on Monday, Sept. 14th.
  4. We will begin checking cars for parking stickers this week.  If you have questions about parking stickers, please ask in the school office.
  5. Just a reminder, that according to our school dress code, tee shirt logos or lettering should not directly or indirectly refer to any musical group, controlled substances or otherwise inappropriate themes or wording, which also applies to masks.  This year, being an election year, students should also refrain from wearing items with wording of a political nature. 
  6. See Mrs. McCulley for your Crusader facemasks - $10 each.
  7. An Honor Card list is being given to the teachers and is also posted outside the office.  These students will be allowed to go to Honor Card Study Hall until cards are made later in the week.
  8. Friday is Patriot Day - a day in which we remember the nearly 3,000 innocent victims that died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  In honor of this day, the LuHi Leadership Team Leaders are hosting a break the dress code day on Friday.  For $1.00, the students may wear tee shirts and sweats/wind pants  in red, white and blue.  No pajama pants or leggings allowed  Reminder that all clothing must be school- appropriate and follow the spirit of the dress code.

7th Hour Announcements

Senior athlete pictures begin approximately 3:00pm; however, students will be called out by classes as we did with this morning’s pictures.  Please do not release students until they have been called.  Athletes, please remember that you need to have jeans and sneakers for these pictures.  See Mrs. McCulley with questions.  Thank you.

Today is the last day to turn in StuCo petitions to Mr. Bulava.

Happy Birthday on Monday to Sophomore Alyssa S!

Finally, no school tomorrow or Monday.  Have a safe weekend and enjoy this extended time with your families!

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Love

Bible Verse:  1 Corinthians 13:13, “And now these three remain:  faith, hope, and love, but the greatest of these is love.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Bianca A.

  1. Group B goes to Chapel today.  Reminder that there is still a wipe-down bell at the end of 3rd hour that can be disregarded and wipe-down can happen directly after Chapel.
  2. If you drive to school and do not yet have a LuHi parking sticker, come by the school office to pick up the form needed to get your sticker.  The first sticker is free.  We will begin checking cars for stickers next week.  If you have questions about parking stickers, please ask in the school office. 
  3. Class officer petitions are due Sept. 10th.
  4. Lutheran Crusader facemasks are on sale for $10 - see Mrs. McCulley after 4th hour.
  5. No school tomorrow or Monday.  While you are at home on Monday, take a few minutes to research WHY you have the day off.

Upcoming Events To Add To Your Calendar….

Mr. Rollins will hold Junior and Senior Parent meetings on Wednesday, Sept. 16th.  Senior parents at 7:00pm and Junior parents at 8:00pm.  More information will be forthcoming about the nature of these meetings.

Senior students will meet with the Josten’s representative regarding graduation orders on Monday, Sept. 21st.  Look for order information when they come home that afternoon.  Josten’s graduation orders will be collected between 7:30-7:55am on Monday, Sept. 28th.

Sophomores will meet with the Josten’s representative regarding class ring orders on Monday, Sept. 28th - in two shifts to accommodate physical distancing.  Look for order information when they come home that afternoon.  Class ring orders will be collected between 7:30-7:55am on Friday, Oct. 2nd.

Service Hour Opportunity:

The Baseball Boosters are looking for student/parent teams to man the outdoor concession stand for the Fall Baseball Woodbat League games.  There are many openings during the month of September - 3 hours per shift.  Come to the school office for contact information if you are interested in this opportunity.

7th Hour Announcements

For students who have not yet turned in your Handbook Signature Page, a signature form is being delivered to you during 8th hour. If you have your form in your backpack or locker, please bring it to the office after this period.  We have extended a very generous grace period to allow for the 5-month hiatus from school; however, this form is a requirement of your enrollment at LuHi.  The form, signed by both you and a parent/guardian, MUST be brought back to the school office first thing tomorrow morning.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Love

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Brett W. and Freshman Kaeli P.

and a Happy Belated Birthday to:  Sophomore Wes M. this past Saturday

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

  1. Current NHS students meet today in the learning commons after 3rd hour.
  2. All Freshmen, meet Mrs. Cox by the picnic tables immediately after 3rd hour for a picture.
  3. Everyone else goes to leadership homeroom after 3rd hour.
  4. Honor card applications are due today by 3:30pm. 
  5. TOMORROW…. is School pictures, fall sports and Senior athlete picture day.  Senior athletes need to bring jeans and sneakers.
  6. Student Council petitions are due tomorrow to Mr. Bulava. 
  7. Class officer petitions may be picked up in the school office.  Petition due date is Sept. 10th.
  8. Lutheran Crusader facemasks are on sale for $10 - see Mrs. McCulley...while supplies last! 
  9. Please remind your parents that there is no school this Friday for teacher in-service and also on Monday for Labor Day.

Cross Country Update:

Congratulations to the Cross Country runners on a well run race in Jacksonville.  Senior Elizabeth E. placed 8th in the girls race and Sophomore Elijah K. placed 10th in the boys varsity race.  Sophomore Grant T. placed 4th in the JV boys race.

Service Hour Opportunity:

The Baseball Boosters are looking for student/parent teams to man the outdoor concession stand for the Fall Baseball Woodbat League games.  There are many openings during the month of September - 3 hours/shift.  This is a really easy Service Hour opportunity and the weather has been great so far.  As with all Crusader Aider concessions, students MUST be accompanied by an adult.  With that said, I will likely be around most of the time.  So if a parent is unable to accompany their student, we might be able to cover that.

Thank you, Mr. Schoeffel, baseball booster

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Love

Bible Verse:  John 15:12, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

  1. Please dismiss the Cross Country team after 7th hour for their meet in Jacksonville.
  2. Sophomores through Seniors…if you want to run for a class office, please pick up a petition on Mrs. Conner’s desk in the school office.  Petitions are to be submitted by Sept. 10th.
  3. Current NHS students will meet tomorrow in the learning commons after 3rd hour with Mrs. Quigg.
  4. School pictures, fall sports and Senior athlete picture day is this Thursday.  Senior athletes need to bring jeans and sneakers on Thursday.
  5. If you would like to purchase a Lutheran Crusader facemask for $10, please see Mrs. McCulley...while supplies last! 
  6. Student Council representative and executive board petitions are due to Mr. Bulava by Thursday.  Petitions may be picked up in the school office.
  7. Honor card applications are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until Wednesday at 3:30pm. 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, August 31, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Love

Bible Verse:  Deuteronomy 11:1, “You shall therefore love the Lord your God, and keep his charge, his statutes, his ordinances, and his commandments always.”

  1. Class meetings will be held after 3rd hour today.  Freshmen will go to the gym, Sophomores to the Chapel, Juniors to the Cafeteria, and Seniors to  Mrs. Koopman’s room.
  2. If you have your Handbook signature page, please bring it to the office after this class.
  3. Picture day is this Thursday.
  4. Student Council representative and executive board petitions are due to Mr. Bulava by Thursday.  If needed, elections will be held on September 14th during class meetings.
  5. Honor card applications are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox by Wednesday at 3:30pm.  Freshmen and transfer students must wait until 2nd semester, and be in good standing, to apply for an Honor Card.

7th Hour Announcements

Student Emergency Cards, for those who have not turned them in, were passed out at the end of 5th hour.  These need to be taken home for your parent/guardian to complete, and then return them to the school office on Monday.

Student Handbook signature pages are due today. If you have yours in your backpack or locker, turn it in at the end of this hour.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, August 28, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Welcome

Bible Verse:  Luke 8:40, “Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed Him, for they were all waiting for Him.”

  1. After 3rd hour today, you will go to your assigned leadership team room which is listed on your name tag on your locker.  Please bring the name tags from your locker to leadership today!
  2. A reminder to students wanting to participate in Student Council, either as a class representative or on the executive board (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, or Publicity), you need to pick up the appropriate form from the school office, fill it out, and return it to Mr. Bulava by Thursday, September 3rd.  If needed, elections will be held on September 14th during class meetings.
  3. Final reminder for anyone wanting locker shelves, please see Mrs. Gilman in the school office.
  4. Picture day is Thursday, Sept. 3rd.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Welcome

Bible Verse:  Matthew 25:35, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me...”

  1. 8th period Spanish class will now be held across the hallway in the Biology room.
  2. ALL Leadership TEAM LEADERS need to meet in Mrs. Hennig’s classroom after school today.  It should only take 5 minutes or so for everyone, but then those who had planned to stay to help with lockers, will do that after the brief meeting.
  3. Students interested in representing their class in Student Council or as a member of the Student Council executive board (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, or Publicity), need to get the appropriate form from the school office, fill it out, and return it to Mr. Bulava by September 3rd.  If there are more than three people running for representative or more than 1 person for President, VP, Treasurer, and Secretary, we will hold elections on September 14th during class meetings.
  4. If anyone needs locker shelves, please see Mrs. Gilman in the school office.
  5. Picture day forms will be distributed during your Religion classes today.  Picture day is Thursday, Sept. 3rd.
  6. Spiritual Life members need to go to Mr. Zander’s room right after school to pick up forms.  Leadership students can then go directly to Mrs. Hennig’s classroom after getting your form.
  7. Students, please remember to practice physical distancing outside when on school grounds and when waiting for temperature checks, as well as inside the buildings.  Also, to be good stewards of our resources, we ask that you use the sidewalks instead of walking through the grass.

Cross Country Update:

LuHi traveled to PORTA for the first meet of the season and they did not disappoint.  The team had 4 runners place in the top 10.  

Boys:  Zach F. - 1st place, Elijah K. - 10th place, and Jeremiah P. - 8th place

For the Girls:  Elizabeth E. - 8th place

Congrats to all of our runners. We are proud of you!