DAILY SHIELD

Friday, May 27, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Rejoice

Bible Verse:  1 Thessalonians 5:15:  “Rejoice always.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Congratulations to Mason K. on qualifying for Saturday’s finals at State in both high jump and triple jump.  God’s blessings to you.
  2. Final reminder to clean out your locker and get it approved by Mr. Klug, return your books, and turn in your locks BEFORE you leave school today.  There are fines involved for not completing EACH of these steps.
  3. Turn in Service Hour forms for this school year.
  4. Check the Lost and Found.  Everything left will be donated!

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Autumn B., in Religion for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership; excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test; and major improvement in attitude and/or academics.

Freshman Ella M., in PE.  She tested and scored presidential in ALL of her fitness tests!   

Sophomore Emily F. also tested in PE and got 3/5 presidential and 2/5 national!  Great work and attitude to do your best. 

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Mason K. for making it to State in long jump and triple jump.


DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Rejoice

Bible Verse:  Psalm 32:11:  “Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous ones; And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Reminder that:

     1.) all lockers must be cleaned out and approved by Mr. Klug, 

     2.) all books returned to teachers, and 

     3.) locks turned in to the school office BEFORE you leave school after your last final.  

     There are fines involved for EACH of these things if you choose not to do them!  If you have questions, ask in the office.

  1. Make sure you turn in all service hour forms for service provided at school events during this school year.
  2. Check the Lost and Found.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Rejoice

Bible Verse:  Psalm 9:2:  “I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing the praise of your name O, Most High.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. All student lockers must be cleaned out and then checked and approved by Mr. Klug.  All books must be returned to your teachers and your locks turned in to the school office BEFORE you leave school after your last final.  Failure to clean your locker AND have it inspected by Mr. Klug will result in a $20.00 fine.  Failure to turn your lock in to the school office will result in a $25.00 fine. Failure to return your books in an appropriate condition will result in a fine based on the depreciated cost of the book.  If you have questions, ask in the office.
  2. Student Council planning meeting today after the last final.
  3. Lost and Found in the Great Hall.
  4. God’s blessings to Mason as he competes in the IHSA State Boys Track and Field meet tomorrow; also safe travel prayers for Mason, his family, and his coaches, Mrs. Hennig and Mr. Ennis, this afternoon and tomorrow.

7th Hour Announcements

Reminder that anyone interested in Cross Country next year needs to meet in Mr. Klug’s room at 3:10 today.

And all 2022-23 Student Council members: If you cannot attend the first planning meeting tomorrow after the last final, please let Mr. Bulava know before you leave today.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Rejoice

Bible Verse:  Psalm 33:21:  “In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Leadership Leader applications are due to Mr. Klug today. 
  2. Anyone interested in participating in Cross Country next year, meet in Mr. Klug’s classroom today at 3:10pm.
  3. New 2022-23 Student Council planning meeting tomorrow after the last final in Mr. Bulava’s room.
  4. Lost and Found is on the bench in the Great Hall.
  5. A reminder to the Track team to turn in your uniforms to Mrs. Hennig.
  6. Finals are tomorrow through Friday.  The schedule is posted around the building.  Read it to find out where, when, and how you are to be on those three days.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, May 23, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Rejoice

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Olivia B.

  1. Spiritual Life applications are due to Mr. Zander TODAY. 
  2. Leadership Leader applications are due to Mr. Klug TOMORROW.
  3. Anyone interested in participating in Cross Country next year, there will be a meeting at 3:10pm tomorrow in Mr. Klug’s classroom.  If you can not make the meeting, see Mr. Klug today or tomorrow when he is not in class.
  4. New 2022-23 Student Council planning meeting will be held after the last final on Wednesday in Mr. Bulava’s room. Food provided!
  5. Please check the lost and found on the bench in the Great Hall.
  6. Finals are Wednesday through Friday.  The schedule is posted around the building.
  7. There will be a FREE dress down day tomorrow.  Remember the rules.  If you have questions, ask.

Last week’s Athletic Spotlight:

The boys track team for their efforts this season and Ethan and Mason for their performances at Sectionals.

Summer Employment Opportunity:

In-home summer babysitter is needed 3 days a week for two children, 8 and 6 years old.  The location is near Our Savior’s.  Dates are May 31st to July 29th from 8am-5:15pm.  If interested, come get contact information from the school office.


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, May 20, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Dedication

Bible Verse:  Revelation 14:12:  “Here is the patience of the saints, here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”

Happy Birthday on Sunday to:  Freshmen Allyson B. and Sophie P.

  1. Applications for next year’s Spiritual Life team may be picked up from Mr. Zander's room - this includes current Freshmen. If a current member, you must reapply.  Applications are due on Monday. 
  2. Current Sophomores and Juniors interested in being a leader for our student leadership groups next year need to pick up an application from Mr. Klug’s classroom or the school office.  Applications are due to Mr. Klug on Tuesday.
  3. New Student Council members for the 2022-23 school year are to attend an initial planning meeting with Mr. Bulava after the last final on Wednesday. Pizza, carrots, and soda provided.  We need to start planning for next year!
  4. After 8th hour classes, everyone will remain in their classrooms until dismissed over the PA to get their lunches or pizza.  Seniors and Juniors will eat in the cafeteria and on outdoor tables; Sophomores will be split between Ms. Ericson’s and Ms. Walters’ classrooms; and Freshmen split between Mr. Zander’s and Mrs. Quigg’s classrooms.

Saturday’s Activity:

Graduation at Hope Church- 12:30pm

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Sean M. in Business Math for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.  Sean has been an example of dedication and hard work all school year.

Junior Allyson W. in Conceptual Geometry 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.

Junior Liam G. in Chemistry and Astronomy for consistent positive attitude, and for taking two science classes and pulling solid grades in both.

Junior Aaron R. in Chemistry and Astronomy for consistent positive attitude, and for taking two science classes and pulling solid grades in both.

Sophomore Anna B. in Art for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

Sophomore Alex R. in Spanish 2 for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework. Alex makes a conscientious effort to participate in all class activities.  He takes careful notes of lesson material and uses his notes to complete assignments on time.

Summer Employment Opportunity:

In-home summer babysitter needed 3 days a week for two children, 8 and 6 years old.  The location is near Our Savior’s.  Dates are May 31st to July 29th from 8am-5:15pm.  If interested, come get contact information from the school office.


7th Hour Announcements

As announced this morning, return all school-owned devices to their appropriate carts.  ALSO, for those who have borrowed calculators from Mrs. Armbrust’s classroom, please return them.  

All of these devices need to be put back in their proper places before the end of the school day TODAY.

Current Sophomores and Juniors interested in being a leader for our student leadership groups next year need to pick up an application from Mr. Klug’s classroom or the school office. Applications are due to Mr. Klug on Tuesday.

Remember to pick up Spiritual Life applications from Mr. Zander - this includes current Freshmen. Applications are due to Mr. Zander on Monday.

There is no after school session with Mrs. Dolen today.

Final reminder about tomorrow….

     Freshmen through Juniors - you have a FULL day of school beginning at 8am, but classes run from 8-noon.

     Seniors ONLY – You need to be at school no later than 10:30am. Go directly to the Chapel.

     Then for EVERYONE – there is an afternoon end-of-the-school year celebration! Lunch is at noon with Antonio’s Pizza available for $2 per slice.

     It is also a FREE dress down day tomorrow for everyone! You MUST follow the same rules that we have had all year long for these days. If you have questions, ASK before you leave school today!

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Dedication

Bible Verse:  2 Chronicles 7:5:  “King Solomon offered a sacrifice of 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep.  Thus the king and all people dedicated the house of God.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Alaina S.

  1. For today’s awards ceremony during Chapel time, ALL Seniors will sit in the front row on both sides or on the floor in front of the 1st row.  Teachers who are presenting awards will sit in the chairs along the sides at the front.  Everyone else sits in their assigned seating areas. 
  2. Seniors, BEFORE 3:30pm TODAY, you MUST clean out your locker, return books to your teachers, and turn in your lock to the school office.  You MUST find Mr. Klug between the start of 8th hour and 3:30pm to inspect and approve your locker.  For those leaving for CACC, find Mr. Klug before you leave to check your locker.  There is a  $20.00 fine for not cleaning out your locker AND having it inspected by Mr. Klug; also a $25 fine for not turning in your lock.  Graduation bio forms are also due now.
  3. ALL STUDENTS need to return school-owned devices back to their proper carts by the end of the day today.
  4. Applications for next year’s Spiritual Life team may be picked up from Mr. Zander's room - this includes this year's freshmen. Those in Spiritual Life this year must reapply for next year. Applications are due by the end of the school day on Monday.  If you have questions, please speak with Mr. Zander.
  5. New Student Council members for the 2022-23 school year, mark your calendars to attend an initial planning meeting with Mr. Bulava after the last final on Wednesday. A lunch of pizza, baby carrots, and soda will be provided as we start to plan for next school year.
  6. Freshmen, come to the school office to select next year’s locker. After 1st hour tomorrow, one will be selected for you.
  7. Saturday is Graduation at Hope Church- 12:30pm.  Graduates are asked to report to Hope’s Parish Room at 11:15am, but no later than 11:30am.  Photos begin in the church lobby at 11:15.
  8. Reminder about tomorrow….

Freshmen through Juniors - you have a FULL day of school beginning at 8am, but only a half day of classes 

Seniors ONLY - be in the Chapel no later than 10:30am for graduation rehearsal.  It starts when everyone’s there!

EVERYONE - afternoon end-of-the-school year celebration 

Antonio’s Pizza will be here to offer pizza for lunch - $2 per slice. Lunch is at noon.

Track Update:  

The boy's track team competed in Sectionals at North Mac last evening.  Mason K. won the high jump with a stellar jump of 6'7", qualifying him for state.  He also won the triple jump to qualify for state and was 3rd in the long jump.  Ethan T. placed 5th in the 800m and 6th in the Triple Jump; and Zak L. placed 7th in the 300m hurdles.  Congratulations and God's Blessings to Mason as he competes at State next week!


7th Hour Announcements

-Everyone, including this year's freshmen, wishing to apply for Spiritual Life next year may pick up an application from Mr. Zander's room tomorrow. Those in Spiritual Life this past year must reapply for next year. Applications will be due on Monday by the end of the SCHOOL day, and next year's Spiritual Life Team will be posted outside of Mr. Zander's door on Tuesday. If you have questions, please speak with Mr. Zander.

-Also, the SENIORS ONLY will have a FREE dress down day tomorrow! Please help let those SENIORS who have already left for the day know of the dress down day.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Dedication

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. No PIZZA today.  If you forgot your lunch, you may want to call home as soon as 2nd hour is over.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the Boys Track team at 2:15 today.
  3. CURRENT 2021-22 Student Council members meet today after school.  There will temporarily  be Mrs. Bulava cookies there as well!
  4. Seniors, bring your photo order envelopes to the school office by noon.  Also, Graduation Bio forms must be turned in to the school office no later than Friday’s 10:30am graduation practice.
  5. Senior lockers MUST be cleaned out, books returned to teachers, and your lock turned into the school office BEFORE you leave school tomorrow.  You MUST find Mr. Klug tomorrow during 8th hour or after school until 3:30pm to inspect and approve your locker.  Failure to clean out AND have Mr. Klug inspect your locker will result in a $20.00 fine.  Failure to return your lock to the school office will result in a $25.00 fine.
  6. Freshmen have through 1st hour on Friday to select a locker for next year or one will be selected for you.
  7. Tomorrow is the underclassmen awards ceremony during Chapel time; and Saturday is Graduation at Hope Church- 12:30pm
  8. AND…EVERYONE needs to listen very carefully to the following announcement so you know when and where you need to be on Friday…..

Freshmen through Juniors will have a FULL day of school, but only a half day of classes (8am-noon)/ Seniors ONLY: must be at school on Friday by 10:20am to prepare for the 10:30am graduation rehearsal in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  The rehearsal will begin as soon as ALL seniors have arrived / and then EVERYONE will have an end-of-the-school year celebration of games on Friday afternoon.  Antonio’s Pizza will be here to offer pizza for lunch - $2 per slice as usual.  Everyone will eat at noon; lunch areas will be announced later in the week.

Tonight’s Activity:

Boys Track IHSA Sectional meet at North Mac - 4:00pm


7th Hour Announcement

-Final reminder that there will be NO PIZZA for lunch tomorrow. Bring your lunch!

-Senior graduation photo order envelopes are due tomorrow! And Seniors, remember, you have a 10:30am graduation rehearsal on Friday.

-Senior Awards Night is tonight at 6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.

-And Finally……Congratulations to the 2022-23 Officers of the Lutheran High School Chapter of the National Honor Society!

     President- Madelyn C.

     Vice-President- Makenna C.

     Secretary- Hannah S.

     Treasurer- Kaleigh B.

     Events Coordinator- Anna S.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Dedication

Bible Verse:  John 10:22:  “Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Vivian Y.

  1. Reminder that there is NO PIZZA available for purchase tomorrow.  Everyone MUST bring a lunch to school tomorrow.
  2. Seniors, Graduation Photo forms are due to the school office tomorrow AND Graduation Bio forms need to be turned in to the school office or emailed as instructed on the back of the form as soon as you have them completed, but no later than Friday’s 10:30am graduation practice.
  3. Also, Seniors, your lockers MUST be cleaned out, books returned to teachers, and your lock turned into the school office BEFORE you leave school on Thursday.  You MUST find Mr. Klug during 8th hour or after school until 3:30pm on Thursday to inspect and approve your locker.  Failure to clean out AND have Mr. Klug inspect your locker will result in a $20.00 fine.  Failure to return your lock to the school office will result in a $25.00 fine.
  4. Those who attended prom, if you did not pick up your prom gift and want one, see Ms. Ericson TODAY.
  5. Freshmen may select lockers through 1st hour on Friday.
  6. There will be one last student council meeting FOR CURRENT 2021-2022 MEMBERS tomorrow at 3:15pm in Mr. Bulava's room. There will be Mrs. Bulava cookies!
  7. This week’s events:  

     Tonight is Senior Award Night

     Thursday is underclassmen awards during Chapel time

     Saturday is Graduation at Hope Church- 12:30pm

Sports Updates:

-Softball took a regional loss to Routt, 0-6, last evening.  It was a tough ending to the season when the girls were playing incredibly well at the end... they just couldn’t get those runners on base home.  Great work this season with Freshman Meena T. setting records on the mound.   Great work, ladies. 

-Baseball finished their season last night in a tough 2-4 loss to Griggsville-Perry.  The boys fought hard.  Junior Geno D. had a homerun in the game and Senior Josh M. finished the season with 111 strikeouts, setting the school record and beating Lewie Applegate’s record set in 2009.  Lewie was in attendance to congratulate Josh and give him the game ball. 

Tonight’s Activity:

Senior Award Night - 6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center - All seniors and their families are encouraged to attend, and all students and their families are invited.

7th Hour Announcements

**THERE WILL BE NO PIZZA THIS WEDNESDAY. YOU WILL HAVE TO BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH.**

-As well as the HOME Baseball regional game today, there is also a 4:30pm Softball playoff game at LuHi this afternoon vs. Routt.

-Seniors are to report to the Parish Center at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church tonight at 6:30pm with your cap, gown, and tassel.

-Not all of the prom gifts, which were the pictures frames that were on the tables, got taken home. If you did not pick up your picture frame from prom and would like one, please come get one from Ms. Ericson today or tomorrow.

-And here are the results of your elections for next year’s student government:

Student Council

President
Elijah K.
Vice President
Aubrianne L.
Secretary
Allyson B.
Treasurer
Maggie K.
Publicity
Maddy P. and Greenlee D.

Next year’s Sophomore Class

President
Piper T.
Vice President
Kenna M.
Secretary
Regan R.
Treasurer
Clara B.
Stu Co Reps
Elianna T.
Sophie P.
Reese R.

Next year’s Junior Class

President
Ashlyn W.
Vice President
AJ G.
Secretary
Conor M.
Treasurer
Miles K.
Stu Co Rep
Emily F.
OPEN
OPEN

Next year’s Senior Class

President
Ethan T.
Vice President
Madelyn C.
Secretary
Anna S.
Treasurer
Kaleigh B.
Stu Co Reps
Chalen G.
Andrew W.
Bianca A.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, May 16, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Dedication

Bible Verse:  1 Samuel 1:27:  “For this boy I prayed, and the Lord has given me my petition which I asked of Him.”

Happy Birthday today to: 

  1. Class meetings today during break.
  2. Seniors, Graduation Bio forms need to be turned in to the school office or emailed as instructed on the back of the form as soon as you have them completed.  These are in your senior graduation packets and were also emailed home.  You may not leave Friday’s (10:30am) graduation practice until it is filled out and turned in.
  3. Freshmen may select lockers through 1st hour on Friday.
  4. This week’s events:  

   Tonight is Baccalaureate

   Tomorrow Night is Senior Award Night in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center- 6:30pm - All seniors and their families are encouraged to attend, and all students and their families are invited

   Thursday is underclassmen awards during Chapel time

   Saturday is Graduation at Hope Church- 12:30pm

  1. There has been a watch found.  If you lost yours, come to the school office.

Tonight’s Activity:

Baseball IHSA Regional game at HOME vs. Griggsville - 4:30pm

Softball playoff game vs. Routt at Home - 4:30pm

Baccalaureate at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church- 7pm   Graduates are to report to the Parish Center at Our Savior’s at 6:30pm with your cap, gown, and tassel.  If you bring your gown on a hanger, please label the hanger so you can find yours after the service!


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, May 13, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Discipleship

Bible Verse:  Mark 8:34:  “Then He called the crowd to Him along with His disciples and said, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.’”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Ali D., Sophomore Caiden D., and Freshman Jocelyn K.

           and on Saturday to:  Freshman Aislyn C.

  1. Prom guest permission slips must be turned in TODAY for your guest to be admitted into the Prom venue.  Post prom forms are due by Noon.
  2. We are having the last Leadership group time of the year today.  Please report to your assigned rooms after 3rd hour.  Teachers, a reminder that your TVs will need to be turned on for the beginning of Leadership time.  Thank you.
  3. Seniors, Graduation Bio forms need to be turned in to the school office or emailed as instructed on the back of the form as soon as you have them completed.  These are in your senior graduation packets and were also emailed home.  You may not leave next Friday’s graduation practice until it is filled out and turned in.
  4. Freshmen, you may now come to the school office to select your locker for next year.  You have until 1st hour next Friday to select your locker or one will be selected for you.
  5. Class meetings will be held during break on Monday.
  6. Next week’s events are as follows:  Monday is Baccalaureate - 7pm at Our Savior’s; Tuesday is Senior Award Night - 6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center- All seniors and their families are encouraged to attend and all students/families are invited; Thursday is the underclassmen awards during Chapel time; Saturday is Graduation - 12:30pm at Hope Church.

Sports Update:

The Lutheran-Calvary Girl's Track team competed in Sectionals at Gillespie and nearly every athlete in every event posted personal bests for the season.  Simone J. was our lone State Qualifier placing 2nd in the 400m, she also placed 5th in long jump and 6th in 200m.  Our 4x800 relay placed 3rd, Abigail B. placed 4th in the 800, and Elianna T. placed 6th.  Maddy P. placed 6th in the 1600 and 7th in Triple Jump. Grace B. placed 5th in the 400m and our 4x100 relay placed 5th, 4x200 placed 6th, and 4x400 placed 7th.  Congratulations on a great season girls and we pray God's Blessings to Simone as she competes at State next Thursday!  

Saturday’s Activity:

Prom is being held at the State House Inn from 7-11pm with Senior Walk beginning at 6:30pm.  Parents are welcome to watch the Senior Walk, and then those parents of students on the Prom Court may also stay to watch the coronation before leaving the students and chaparones to their dance.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Rhythm M. in Drawing for outstanding work in cartooning.

Junior Freddy S. in Astronomy for consistent effort and excellent artwork on posters and projects in class.

Freshman Wyatt P. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and doing great in the mile training.  He has a great attitude every day in class. 

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Elly C. in Soccer for her strong game in goal vs. Quincy Notre Dame. She showed great leadership and a positive attitude in difficult situations.

Senior Ryan R. in Baseball.  Ryan has improved his baseball skills, pitched well against Lincolnwood for 2 innings, and played solid first base defense.  

Junior Savannah S. in Softball. She was 3 for 4, 2 stolen bases, and had the game-winning hit vs. Edinburg. 

Sophomore MaLaya M. in Track for her efforts in shot put and discus and being an encouraging teammate for the track team.

Simone J. in Track for qualifying for State! 

The entire girl's Track team for winning the meet on Monday, but also for all of their great efforts at Sectionals with PRs in nearly every event!

7th Hour Announcements

-The parents who are organizing your Post Prom event have graciously extended the deadline for the Post Prom permission slip until tomorrow. To attend the post prom, the completed permission form must be returned to the school office tomorrow morning before NOON. Anyone not turning in a completed permission slip will NOT be admitted to the post prom event.

-Sophomores, you must select a locker before the end of first hour tomorrow or one will be selected for you.

-And, finally, tomorrow is a dress down day for $1. Please be sure to contact those students who have already left for the day to let them know.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, May 11, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Discipleship

Bible Verse:  John 8:31:   “To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.’”

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

  1. Post Prom permission slips must be turned in to the school office before you leave school TODAY if you want to attend the post prom event on Saturday.  Also, the Prom guest permission slips are due tomorrow.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the girls track team at 2:30.
  3. Seniors, turn in Senior Walk cards to Ms. Ericson TODAY.
  4. Sophomores, you have until 1st hour tomorrow to pick next year’s locker.
  5. Class meetings will be held during break on Monday.

Sports Update:

Baseball lost in non-conference action last evening.  Our last regular season HOME game is tonight.  Come out and cheer on our team!

Tonight’s Activity:

Baseball @ Home vs. Morrisonville/Lincolnwood - 4:30

Girls Sectional Track Meet @ Gillespie - 4:30


7th Hour Announcements

-Prom tickets must be purchased before you leave school today.

-If you are planning to attend After-Prom, you MUST turn in a completed permission form to the school office by the end of the school day tomorrow. This form must be signed by both YOUR parent/guardian, as well as YOUR GUEST’s parent/guardian (if applicable).

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Discipleship

Bible Verse:  Luke 9:23:   “Then He said to them all: ‘whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.’”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Abby O.

  1. Please welcome to LuHi today:  Body C. shadowing with Jeremiah P.
  2. Seniors, be sure to turn your Senior Walk cards in to Ms. Ericson.
  3. Prom tickets must be purchased before the end of the school day today, AND Post Prom permission slips are due tomorrow.  Remember that both your parent/guardian and your guest’s parent/guardian MUST sign the permission slip, so you MUST pick up the form from the office BEFORE you leave school today!  Permission forms are REQUIRED regardless of the original sign up sheet!
  4. Sophomores, you have until 1st hour on Friday to pick next year’s locker or one will be selected for you.
  5. Next week’s events:  Monday is Baccalaureate - 7pm at Our Savior’s; Tuesday is Senior Award Night - 6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center- Everyone is invited to attend - All seniors and their families are encouraged to attend; Thursday is the underclassmen awards during Chapel time; Saturday is Graduation - 12:30pm at Hope Church.

Sports Updates:

The Baseball team took a tough 1-11 loss to Lincolnwood in conference action.

Well, it’s 4 in a row! Meena T. pitched 8 innings of scoreless relief and 14 strikeouts; and Savannah S. went 3 for 4 with two stolen bases and the game-winning RBI.  We beat a great Edinburg pitcher, 2-1, in extra innings.

The Soccer girls traveled to Quincy to play in the first round of regionals.  The girls lost to a tough team to end their season. Congrats to the girls who were dedicated to play and represent LuHi and to our 2 seniors, Siena S. and Allison B. - God's blessings.

Tonight’s Activity:

Baseball @ Home vs. Athens - 4:30

Crusader Aider meeting - 6pm in the Cafeteria


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Discipleship

Bible Verse:  Matthew 28: 18-20:   Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you....’”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Please welcome to LuHi today:  AJ O. shadowing AJ G., and Leah G. shadowing Elise M.
  2. Soccer is to be dismissed at 12:50 for their game in Quincy, and Baseball dismissed at 2:40.
  3. Seniors, if you are attending prom, please see Mrs. Gilman by tomorrow to vote for prom king and queen.  Also, Seniors participating in Senior Walk need to pick up your senior walk card from Mrs. Gilman.  
  4. Sophomores, keep coming to the office to select next year’s locker.  
  5. Prom tickets may still be purchased in the school office until tomorrow for $30 each.
  6. Pick up Post-Prom permission forms in the school office.  Your parent/guardian AND your guest’s parent/guardian (if applicable) must sign the form, so plan accordingly.  Everyone must have a completed permission form to attend Post-Prom, even if you already signed up!!  Completed forms MUST be returned to the office by THIS Thursday.
  7. Keep voting for Meena T. for 1450 Prime Time Performer.

Sports Updates:

The Lutheran-Calvary Track Team had its last co-ed meet at PORTA last evening.  The girl's team was the winner of the 9-team meet and posted first place finishes in the 4x100, 4x200, 4x800 relays and Simone J. won the 100 and 200.  Several girls had high finishes in multiple events.  The boy's team was 5th overall and placed in a few events as well.  The girl's compete in Sectionals this Thursday at Gillespie.  Congratulations and God's Blessings!

Our Calvary/Lutheran softball team scored a great 5-0 win over Athens last evening.  Meena T. broke the school/co-op single season strikeout record.  Piper T. had 2 hits and 2 rbi's, called a great game, and continued her no passed ball streak.  Alaina S. had two good plays at 3rd, and Reese R. made a great tag on a steal attempt.  There were lots of good at bats as well. It was a great night all around.

According to MaxPreps stats, Meena is #2 in the State in Class 1A for total strikeouts and strikeouts per inning.  For all classes, she is #8 and #9 for the same categories.  Not bad for a freshman!

Tonight’s Activity:

Soccer @ Quincy Notre Dame High School - 4:00pm

Baseball @ Lincolnwood Jr/Sr High - 4:30

Softball @ Home vs. Edinburg - 4:30


7th Hour Announcements

-Meena T. is up for 1450 Prime Time Player of the Week. Please vote for her all this week!

-Post-Prom Permission Forms are now available in the school office. Please come pick one up today. All forms MUST be returned to the school office by this Thursday, May 12th, AND you need to be aware that if you are bringing a guest, his/her parent/guardian must also sign the form. Please plan your time accordingly for getting the necessary signatures.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, May 9, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Discipleship

Bible Verse:  John 8:31-32:   “So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Prom Committee meets during break in Ms. Ericson’s classroom.  Class meetings for elections are NEXT Monday.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the JV Baseball and Track teams at 2:50.
  3. Seniors, turn in your final exam form by TODAY.  If a form is not received before the end of the school day, you will sit for all of your final exams as scheduled.  Also, if you will be attending a LOCAL college or trade school in the Fall, Pastor Theilen has asked that you sign up in the office indicating which school you will be attending - LLCC, UIS, MIT, etc.
  4. Sophomores, keep coming to the office to select next year’s locker.  You have until 1st hour on Friday to pick a locker or one will be assigned to you.
  5. Prom is this Saturday.  Tickets may still be purchased in the school office for $30 each until Wednesday.  Seniors who are planning to attend prom, please see Mrs. Gilman by Wednesday to vote for prom king and queen and to pick up your senior walk card. 
  6. Please remind your parents of the Crusader Aider meeting on Wednesday at 6pm in the Cafeteria.

Tonight’s Activity:

JV ONLY Baseball vs. SHS @ LLCC - 4:30

Softball @ HOME vs. Athens - 4:30

Track @ Petersburg - 4:30


7th Hour Announcements

-Reminder that there is no tutoring after school.

-Seniors, if you haven’t picked up your graduation packet, come to the school office before you leave.

-Finally, Juniors and Seniors, if you haven’t signed up for post-prom, for you and your prom guest, do so before you leave school today. Permission forms will be available on Monday and will be due by Thursday.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, May 6, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Freedom

Bible Verse:  John 8:36:   “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

Happy Birthday on Saturday to:  

  1. There is no leadership today, so there will be a break after 3rd hour.  During this time, Ms. Ericson will have a Prom Committee meeting in her room and NHS members NOT on Prom Committee will meet in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  2. 5th Hour Film class will report to Mr. Bulava’s classroom.
  3. There is no tutoring after school today.
  4. A representative from Concordia University, Mequon and Ann Arbor will be here at lunch today.
  5. Seniors, three announcements:  1.  If you did not pick up your graduation packet, do so before you leave school today; 2. turn in  your final exam form by Monday; and 3. sign up in the office if you will be attending a LOCAL college or trade school in the Fall.
  6. Current Sophomores, soon to be Juniors, may now come to the office to select next year’s locker.  You have until 1st hour next Friday to pick a locker or one will be assigned to you.
  7. Items due TODAY:

*Freshman through Junior Class Officer and StuCo representative petitions to your class supervisors

*Freshman class Walk-A-Thon forms or buyout payments to Mrs. McCulley

*Mother’s Day nominations to Mrs. McCulley

*Sign up for the After-Prom in the school office if you want a chance to win $50 in gift cards!

  1. Prom tickets are still available in the school office for $30 each.
  2. Prom Committee will meet on Monday during break in Ms. Ericson’s classroom.

Tonight’s Activity:

The Track Meet is CANCELLED.  No practice today, but workout on your own this weekend for our meet at PORTA on Monday.

Saturday’s Activity:

Baseball @ Liberty High School - 10:00am  Varsity, then JV

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Elizabeth B. in Life Skills for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.  Great job and initiative on the sewing project!

Senior Zade K. in Music Appreciation for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework

Sophomore Luke W. in Spanish 2 for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework. Luke is an integral part of his small class.  He participates in discussions, volunteers answers to questions, and works well in group projects.

Freshman Regan R. in Spanish 1 for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.  Although Regan is rather quiet, she pays attention to all class information and uses the information to do well on assignments.  She shares her smile and displays an optimistic attitude.

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

The members of NHS for their work with Mrs. Quigg to plan and execute a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week!

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

The Girls Track Team for placing 2nd as a team at Beardstown relays.

Junior Zak L. for a PR in long jump to help secure 1st place in the long jump with Ethan T.

Tatyana M. in Soccer for anchoring a shut-out vs. Macon, while also scoring a goal.

Junior Savannah S. in Softball for stealing home for the winning run against Lincolnwood.

Sophomore Tad A. in Baseball for being a high energy sophomore. Tad has done all the right things for our team. He always brings high energy to practice and games and is willing to help the team with what is needed.  Tad is a team player and a good teammate!  


7th Hour Announcements

-First, today’s soccer game has been cancelled. There is practice from 3:30-5:00.

-Senior Announcements: Pick up your graduation packets from the school office before you leave today; Final Exam forms are due by Monday; AND if you will be attending a LOCAL college or trade school next year, Pastor Theilen has asked that you sign up in the school office indicating what LOCAL school you will be attending.

-An announcement for everyone…Get your class lip sync group going for Celebration Friday on May 20th as we celebrate the “almost” completion of this school year. Each class, as well as the faculty/staff may compete for a prize of $100 to be split amongst only those in the winning lip snyc group – this doesn’t go to the whole class. If a group of you from a class have questions, please see Mr. Rollins.

-AND… Announcing this year's prom court! This year's ladies on court are Allison B., Elizabeth F., Siena S., Elizabeth B., and Allison S. The gentlemen on the court are Josh M., Caleb S., Aaron S., Christian S., and Sean M.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, May 5, 2022

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:  Freshman Mia M.

  1. Please welcome Matthew H. shadowing today with Trystin C.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the Softball team at 2:35.  Keep listening for possible cancellations of both sports for tonight.
  3. Seniors, please see Mrs. Conner in the school office BEFORE you leave school today to pick up your graduation packets.
  4. Since we did not announce the reminder yesterday, if you still want to apply for an Honor Card, do so by NOON today.
  5. Juniors, you have through 1st hour tomorrow to select next year’s locker or one will be assigned to you.
  6. Freshman through Junior Class Officer and StuCo representative petitions for next year are due to your class supervisors tomorrow. 
  7. Freshman class Walk-A-Thon forms or buyout payments are due to Mrs. McCulley tomorrow.
  8. Any student wanting to nominate his/her mom or grandmother for a Mother Day Gift basket giveaway, sponsored by LuHi Athletics, please send a nomination with reason they deserve to win to Mrs. McCulley by Friday.  You can hand write or email it to her at k.mcculley@spiluhi.org
  9. Prom tickets are still available in the school office for $30 each.
  10. The After-Prom event, starting after the prom at 11:00pm on Saturday, May 14th at LuHi, will include laser tag, a hypnotist/comedian, dodgeball, games, movies, and more with prizes for every LuHi senior and junior in attendance, including Apple Air pods, a Keurig, Chi flat iron, mini frig, blue tooth speaker, gift cards, and more! The After-Prom is NOT a school-sponsored event, but hosted and run by LuHi parents who want you to have a safe place for fun activities after the Prom and who have worked very hard to provide this opportunity to you. 

You MUST sign up to attend After-Prom in the school office by TOMORROW to be entered to win $50 in gift cards. (You must also turn in a permission slip by the due date AND be present at post-prom to win.) Permission slips will be sent home tomorrow and will be due no later than Thursday, May 12.

  1. Tomorrow is a FREE dress down day for all of LuHi.   While we continue to look for a local Ukraine organization to help out during this time of hurt and war for their country, we will pause those funding efforts for this FREE day tomorrow.  You know the rules!
  2. And remember that the Concordia University reps will be visiting at lunch today and tomorrow.

Tonight’s Activities:

Soccer @ Home vs. Auburn - 4:30

Softball vs. Lincolnwood at Raymond Park in Raymond, IL - 4:30

Open Gym with the Boys Basketball coach from 6:30-8:30pm


7th Hour Announcements

-If you still have a prom court voting sheet, please turn that in to Ms. Ericson by the end of the day today!

-Tomorrow and Friday representatives of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Concordia University system will be visiting during the late morning and during lunch. On Thursday, the admissions representative from Concordia in Seward, Nebraska will be available to discuss their programs and offerings. On Friday, the representative from Concordia in Mequon (suburban Milwaukee) and Ann Arbor, Michigan will share with you about those two universities. Make sure to take time to learn about these three Lutheran universities on Thursday and Friday.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Freedom

Bible Verse:  Romans 6:7:   “For one who has died has been set free from sin.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Remember that the AP testing is in progress in the Chapel.  Please remain quiet when in the Commons and Great Hall.
  2. Freshman through Junior Class Officer and StuCo representative petitions for next year are due to your class supervisors by this Friday.  Elections are during class meetings on Monday, May 16.
  3. Freshman class Walk-A-Thon forms or buyout payments are due to Mrs. McCulley by Friday.
  4. Open Gym with the Boys Basketball coach tomorrow from 6:30-8:30pm
  5. Juniors and Seniors, please keep signing up for the Post-Prom in the school office.  Everyone signed up by Friday will be entered to win $50 in gift cards.  You must be present at Post-Prom to win.

Sports Updates:

-Calvary/Lutheran Softball battled back from a 6-1 deficit going into the 6th inning. Makenna C. got a 3-run homer to cut it to 6-4, then Meena T. hit a 2-run homer to tie it at 6.  After Savanna S. doubled, we pulled off a double steal to win the game, 7-6, over Conference foe Raymond Lincolnwood. Fantastic effort all the way around, ladies!

-The LuHi-Calvary Track Team competed in the Beardstown Relays Meet which had been postponed from Monday.  In this meet, everything is a relay, even field events where two athletes add together their scores.  The top 2 in each event received medals, as well as the top 2 teams.  Our Girl's Team received the 2nd place team plaque!  Our girl's 4x2 relay took 1st, the Sprint Medley and 4x400 took 2nd, Clara B. and Malaya M. placed 2nd in the Discus, and Maddy P. and Kyla H. placed 1st in the Triple Jump.  All the girls did a great job!  On the boy's side we took some 3rd place finishes and Maddy, Elianna, Ethan, and Elijah capped off the night with a first-place finish in the Fruit Roll-Up Race Walk Shuttle Relay!

Tonight’s Activities:

Letter of Intent signings for Josh M., Christian S., and Abigail B. - 3:30pm in the Great Hall

Baseball @ Pawnee - 6:30


7th Hour Announcements

-Mr. Klug is accepting Honor Card applications in his mailbox until 3:10pm tomorrow.

-For students taking tomorrow's AP test, be sure that you are at school and in your seat in the Chapel BEFORE the 8:00am bell. The test starts promptly at 8am.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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:  

  1. Please welcome today to LuHi: Peyton M. shadowing Jeremiah P. and Ashlyn B. shadowing her sister, Autumn.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the Track team at 2:35.
  3. Tomorrow morning is AP testing in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  That hallway, including the chapel restrooms, will be blocked off until testing is complete.  Remember that the Great Hall is an echo chamber.  Those in the commons or moving in the hallway need to remain quiet during testing.
  4. Please join us tomorrow at 3:30 in the Great Hall as Josh M. and Christian S. sign their National Letters of Intent.
  5. Seniors, the deadline has ended to submit your pictures to Elizabeth Ferguson and Mr. Ennis.  If you have not turned them in, we are extending the deadline by two days ONLY.  Turn your pictures into Elizabeth and Mr. Ennis by THURSDAY for your pictures to be included in the graduation presentation and next to your LifeTouch senior portrait in the yearbook. 
  6. Freshman Class Officer and StuCo representative petitions, which may be picked up in the school office, are due to Mrs. McCulley by this Friday.
  7. Any student wanting to nominate his/her mom or grandmother for a Mother Day Gift basket giveaway, sponsored by LuHI Athletics, please send a nomination and reason they deserve to win to Mrs. McCulley by Friday.  You can hand write or email it to her at k.mcculley@spiluhi.org
  8. Post-Prom Announcement….Lutheran High parents have worked hard to bring you the first After-Prom event in many years! It includes laser tag, a hypnotist/comedian, dodgeball, games, movies, and more. There will be prizes for every LuHi senior and junior in attendance, including Apple Air pods, a Keurig, Chi flat iron, mini frig, blue tooth speaker, gift cards, and more! The After-Prom is NOT a school-sponsored event.  It is hosted and run by LuHi parents who want you to have a safe place for fun activities after the Prom. This year, the parents have asked that the event take place at the school; therefore, After-Prom will take place at LuHi starting at 11:00pm on Saturday, May 14th for LuHi Juniors and Seniors attending prom and their guests.

Are you going to After-Prom? Students who sign up in the school office to attend the After Prom by Friday, May 6th will be entered to win $50 in gift cards. (You must be present at post-prom to win.) Permission slips will be sent home later this week and will be due no later than Thursday, May 12. 

Sports Updates:

Girls soccer won 10-0 vs. Meridian

Girls softball beat Routt 11-6

Boys baseball lost to New Berlin 13-1

Tonight’s Activities:

Track @ Beardstown - 4:00pm

Softball @ Home vs. Lincolnwood - 4:30pm


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, May 2, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Freedom

Bible Verse:  Galatians 5:1:   “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.  Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Avery B.

  1. Please welcome Dani M. shadowing today with Grace F.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the soccer team at 2:10 and the softbal team at 2:40.
  3. There is an NHS meeting at break in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.
  4. Congratulations to Junior Abigail O. who had two artworks accepted into the Youth Art Showcase, part of Art Spectacular this upcoming September. 
  5. Please join us on Wednesday at 3:30 in the Great Hall as Josh M. and Christian S. sign their National Letters of Intent. 
  6. Wednesday morning is AP testing in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  That hallway, including the chapel restrooms, will be blocked off until testing is complete.  Please remember that the Great Hall is an echo chamber.  Those in the commons or moving in the hallway need to remain quiet during testing.
  7. Seniors, keep submitting your pictures to Elizabeth F. and Mr. Ennis.  Come to the office if you’re not sure what’s needed or how to submit them.
  8. Juniors may continue signing up in the school office for next year’s locker.  You have until the end of 1st hour on Friday morning to select a locker or one will be selected for you.
  9. Juniors, Class Officer and StuCo representative petitions are due to Mrs. Dolen by Friday.
  10. Freshman class Walk-A-Thon forms or buyout payments are due to Mrs. McCulley by Friday.
  11. Jr/Sr Prom tickets are on sale in the school office for $30 each.  Prom is May 14th.  

Tonight’s Activities:

Open Gym with the Boys Basketball coach from 6-8pm…also this Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm

Track @ Beardstown - 4:00pm

Baseball @ Home vs. New Berlin - 4:30pm

Soccer @ Meridian - 4:30pm

Softball @ Home vs. Routt - 4:00pm


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, April 29, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Life

Bible Verse:  Genesis 2:7:   “Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

Happy Birthday tomorrow to:  Junior Catherine M.

  1. Please welcome our shadows to LuHi today:  Ella A. with Madalyn P.; Isaac E. with Jeremiah P.; Mackenzy H. with her sister, Peyton; and Parker C. with Miles K.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the soccer team at 2:20.
  3. Student Council OFFICER petitions are due to Mr. Bulava TODAY.
  4. There is an NHS meeting in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom on Monday during break.
  5. Seniors, remember to submit all of the pictures necessary for graduation and yearbook.  Come to the office if you’re not sure what’s needed or where to send them.
  6. Beginning today, Juniors, soon to be Seniors, may start signing up in the school office for next year’s locker.  You have until Friday morning, May 6th, to select a locker or one will be selected for you.
  7. Also for the current Junior class, Senior Class Officer and StuCo representative petitions are due to Mrs. Dolen by next Friday.
  8. Freshman class Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser forms, or buyout payments, are due to Mrs. McCulley by next Friday.
  9. Jr/Sr Prom tickets are on sale in the school office for $30 each.  Prom is May 14th.  
  10. The Boys Basketball coach will hold open gyms next week on Monday from 6-8pm and Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm. 

Sports Updates:

The Baseball team lost to Tri-City, 10-0 last evening.  Senior Josh M. struck out 12 in 6 innings, and Senior Christian S. went 2-3 at the plate. 

Tonight’s Activities:

Soccer @ Pleasant Plains Tourney - 

Saturday’s Activities:

Track @ Carlinville - 9:00am

Baseball @ Pittsfield - 11:00am  with JV to follow

Service Hour Opportunity:

If you are interested in helping with Little Flower’s musical next week, please come to the office for contact info or look at the Daily Shield on our website under Publications.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Jennifer P. in Statistics for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Junior Julia I. in Art for consistent positive effort in her art classes.

Junior Ella R. in Algebra 2 for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

Freshman Alexander H. in Spanish 1 for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework. Alex is never hesitant about answering Spanish questions in class. He seems eager to learn and his work shows an effort to get it right.

Freshman Aiden R., in Spanish 1 for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.  Aiden displays a very positive outlook every day.  He is willing to help classmates when asked and pays close attention to the lessons in class.

Also nominated:  Junior Abby O. in both Film as Literature and Speech & Drama

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

The faculty and staff for all of their hard work and extra time extended toward the NLSA team visit.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Ethan T., dual-sport in Baseball and Track.  Student of the game in Baseball.  Willing to do whatever is needed to help the team.  The coach calls Ethan, "Bo Jackson". 

Freshman Allyson B. in Soccer.  Ally is a first year player and starter for the soccer team. She has a hunger to learn the game, understands her role, and is willing to play any position to help the team. A great all-around student and player.

Junior Simone J. in track for her hard work, dedication, and improvement on the track team, winning long jump at Rochester and Beardstown and placing in the 200, 400, and relays.  She is always willing to do what is asked of her.

Freshman Piper T. in softball for hitting .444 in the last 3 games, as well as her leadership and encouragement for her teammates. 


7th Hour Announcements

-Teachers, please dismiss the softball team at 2:35 today.

-Tomorrow is a $1 dress down day for everyone. The proceeds are designated to help in the Ukraine Refugee effort. Additional donations will also be accepted. Same rules as always apply. ASK if you have questions.

-Seniors, come pick up your senior portraits in the school office.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, April 28, 2022

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:  Sophomore Torry K.

  1. Congratulations to our music students on a phenomenal concert last evening.  God has greatly blessed all of our musicians and they performed to His glory.  A special thank you to our very talented music director, piano accompanist, and community-member bass player.
  2. Student Council OFFICER petitions are due to Mr. Bulava tomorrow.  As it currently stands, no petitions have been received for vice-president or treasurer and there are two more publicity positions open.
  3. The Boys Basketball coach will be holding an open gym on Monday from 6-8pm and on Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm. 
  4. The Freshman class Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser forms are due to Mrs. McCulley by May 6.  If you choose to do the buy-out, those payments are also due May 6.
  5. Junior students interested in running for Senior class officer or Senior class representative to Student Council for next year should pick up petitions in the school office and return them to Mrs. Dolen by Friday, May 6th.
  6. Please join us on Wednesday, May 4th at 3:30 in the Great Hall as Josh M. and Christian S. sign their National Letters of Intent to continue playing baseball in college. 
  7. Jr/Sr Prom tickets are on sale in the school office for $30 each.  Prom is May 14th.

Sports Update:

Soccer lost to Riverton last evening, 4-2.

Tonight’s Activities:

Baseball @ Home vs. Tri-City - 4:30

Softball @ Jacksonville - 4:30

Service Hour Opportunity:

Little Flower School is looking for volunteers to help with its school musical, Shrek Junior, next week. The Director, Ms. Harrison, needs assistance with backstage, costumes, and make-up, during tech week, May 2nd-5th from 5:30-8pm, and with the performances on the 6th & 7th at 4:30pm.  Please contact Ms. Harrison at Gretchen.harrison@little-flower.org if you are willing to help. Service Hours are available - be sure to take a form with you!

7th Hour Announcement

The EAST parking lot parking blocks were repaired today, so you may park in the EAST lot tomorrow.

No after school session with Mrs. Dolen today.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Life

Bible Verse:  Ephesians 5:15-16:   “Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Please welcome to LuHi today Caleb C. and Max Y. shadowing AJ G.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the soccer team at 2:30.
  3. For everyone who parks in the EAST parking lot….we are repairing the parking blocks along the grassline tomorrow.  Please do not park in those spots tomorrow.  Cones will be blocking off those spaces as a reminder.
  4. Student Council OFFICER petitions are due to Mr. Bulava by Friday.
  5. The Freshman class Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser forms are due to Mrs. McCulley by May 6.  If you choose to do the buy-out, those payments are also due May 6. 
  6. Junior students interested in running for Senior class officer or Senior class representative to Student Council for next year should pick up petitions in the school office and return them to Mrs. Dolen by Friday, May 6th.
  7. Jr/Sr Prom tickets are on sale in the school office for $30 each.  Prom is May 14th.
  8. Senior ONLY announcement:  1 baby picture and 1 child picture are due to Elizabeth F. via email.  ALSO Mr. Ennis needs a picture of you to appear in the yearbook next to your formal senior portrait taken by LifeTouch.  Send this picture to Mr. Ennis at j.ennis@spiluhi.org . The administration reserves the right to ask you to submit a different photo.

Sports Updates:

Baseball lost in conference action to Tri-City, 11-6.  

The Lutheran-Calvary Track Team competed in a 5-team meet at Beardstown and our Girl's Team was the winner of the meet with a total of 126 points!  Individual event winners were:  Grace B. in the 400m, Clara B. in the Shot Put, MaLaya M. in the Discus, Anna C. in the High Jump, Simone J. in the Long Jump, and Kyla H. in the Triple Jump, as well as the 4x400 relay team.  On the Boy's side, Zak L. and Noah O. went 1 and 2 in the Triple Jump. Congratulations!

Tonight’s Activities:

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

Soccer at Pleasant Plains Tourney - 4:00pm

Service Hour Opportunity:

Little Flower School has asked for volunteers to help with its school musical, Shrek Junior, next week. The Director, Ms. Harrison, needs assistance with backstage, costumes, and make-up, during tech week, May 2nd-5th from 5:30-8pm, and with the performances on the 6th & 7th at 4:30pm.

Please contact Ms. Harrison at Gretchen.harrison@little-flower.org if you are willing to help. Service Hours are available - be sure to take a form with you!

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday,  April 26, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Life

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 10:17:   “Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Ben W., Sophomore Noah O., and Freshman Alexander H.

  1. Please welcome to LuHi today Kahne H. shadowing AJ G.; Aaden H. & Connor H. shadowing Miles K.; and Michael B. shadowing Alex H.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the Track team at 2:35 and Baseball at 2:40.
  3. Student Council OFFICER petitions, not the representative petitions, are due to Mr. Bulava by Friday.
  4. Please join us on Wednesday, May 4th at 3:30 in the Great Hall as Josh M. and Christian S. sign their National Letters of Intent to continue playing baseball in college. 
  5. The Junior/Senior Prom is May 14th at the State House Inn with Senior walk beginning at 6:30pm. Seniors have already received their invitations. Juniors may purchase tickets in the school office for $30 each. 
  6. There is a BOYS basketball player meeting tomorrow morning at 8:30 in Mr. Klug’s room to meet the new varsity basketball coach!   Please attend!!!
  7. The Spring Music Concert is tomorrow night at 7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  Please join us for this musical event.
  8. Seniors, pictures are needed.  1 baby picture and 1 from when you are a little older for Graduation.  Those pictures are to be submitted to Elizabeth F. via email.  The students have been informed of the email address at which to send the pictures.      

    Mr. Ennis also needs you to send him a picture of yourself (no selfies or inappropriate photos) that you would like to appear in the yearbook next to your formal senior portrait taken by LifeTouch.  Submit the           yearbook submission photo to Mr. Ennis at j.ennis@spiluhi.org

Sports Updates:

-Baseball lost to Mt. Pulaski 6–1 in a valiant effort vs. a state ranked team. 

-Soccer lost in the first round of the Plains tourney to Williamsville.  

-Softball lost a close 4-3 battle to Auburn; however, on a great note, Meena T. has 157 strikeouts over 9 games, which is an average of 17.5 a game and (for those that don’t know) there are only 21 strikeouts possible in a game!  That’s amazing, Meena!  Keep up the great work! 

Tonight’s Activities:

Basketball open gym for those NOT in a spring sport - 6:00pm

Track at Beardstown - 4:00 

Baseball @ Tri-City - 4:30

Softball @ Tri-City - 4:30


DAILY SHIELD

Monday,  April 25, 2022

ord of the Week is:  Life

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. We welcome our NLSA visiting team members to LuHi today.  Prayers to them as they go about God’s work on our campus.  
  2. Thank you to the faculty, staff, and students who attended and helped at the re-boot of our LuHi Annual Auction.  Special thanks go to Mrs. Radtke and Mrs. Watson for their work and direction in this important fundraising event.
  3. Class meetings during break today.
  4. Petitions to run for an office on Student Council for the 2022-23 school year may be picked up from the school office.  The guidelines for running for an office are located in the Student Handbook.  Petitions for StuCo officer are due to Mr. Bulava by this Friday.
  5. It's prom season! Juniors and seniors are invited to the Lutheran High School Prom, Dancing in a Dream, on May 14th at the State House Inn. Senior walk will be at the State House Inn beginning at 6:30pm. Seniors received their invitations on Friday. Juniors are now able to purchase their tickets in the school office for $30 each. Seniors will be voting on prom court this week. 
  6. Attention BOYS interested in basketball… there is an open gym tomorrow night at 6pm for those not playing a spring sport.   ALSO:  for all basketball boys, regardless of whether you are playing a spring sport or not, there will be a player meeting at 8:30am on Wednesday morning in Mr. Klug’s room to meet and greet the new varsity basketball coach!   Please attend!!!
  7. The music department’s Spring Concert is Wednesday at 7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  Please join us for this musical event.
  8. Nancy’s Pizza is accepting nominations for Teacher of the Year.  If you would like to recognize one or more of your teachers for this honor, come pick up a nomination form in the school office.

Sports Updates:

The Softball team beat Nokomis on Saturday, 2-0. Meena T. struck out 16; and Meena, Alaina S. and Piper T. each had 2 hits in the game.

The Lutheran-Calvary Track Team competed at the 15-team Rochester Invite on Saturday.  Mason K. placed first in the High Jump and Triple Jump and 2nd in the Long Jump.  Simone J. won the long jump and ran a PR in the 400m for 5th place and got 7th place in the 200m.  Ethan T. took 3rd place in the Triple Jump and 6th in the 3200m. Anna C. placed 4th in the High Jump and 7th in the 100m Hurdles. Kyla H. placed 7th in the 100m, and Maddy P. placed 8th in the Triple Jump.  Congratulations to the team for a great job on a hot and very windy day!

Tonight’s Activities:

Soccer @ Pleasant Plains Tourney - 4:00

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

Softball @ Home vs. Auburn - 4:30


7th Hour Announcements

-There is NO tutoring after school today.

-It's prom season! Juniors and seniors are invited to the Lutheran High School Prom, Dancing in a Dream, on May 14th at the State House Inn. Senior walk will be at the State House beginning at 6:30pm. Seniors should have received their invitations today. Juniors will be able to purchase their tickets beginning on Monday for $30 each. Seniors will be voting on prom court next week.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday,  April 22, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Resurrection

Bible Verse:  Luke 24:5-6:   “As they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, ‘Why do you seek the living among the dead?  He is not here, but has risen.  Remember how He told you, while He was still in Galilee.’”

Happy Birthday on Sunday to:  Freshman Blake A.

  1. If you volunteered to work at tonight’s auction, be here at school no later than 5:00pm.  Also remember to bring a Service Hour form for Mrs. Radtke to sign.
  2. Class meetings on Monday during break.
  3. Attention BOYS interested in basketball… there is an open gym on Tuesday night at 6pm for those not playing a spring sport.   ALSO:  for all basketball boys regardless of whether you are playing a spring sport or not, there will be a player meeting at 8:30am on Wednesday morning in Mr Klug’s room to meet and greet the new varsity basketball coach!   Please attend!!!
  4. The music department has been hard at work to present its Spring Concert on Wednesday night at 7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  Please join us for this musical celebration.
  5. Next week, Monday through Wednesday, is our school’s accreditation visit.  There will be 8 people on this team who will be walking around the building, coming into classes, and possibly asking you questions.  All of these individuals may be identified by their NLSA nametag.  If you have any questions, please let a teacher or the office know.

Sports Updates:

The Crusaders bested their conference foe, Edinburg, by a score of 19-4. Freshman Luke W. was the winning pitcher. The right-hander pitched 2 innings, allowing 5 hits and 3 runs while striking out 4 and walking 1.  Junior Geno D. threw in relief out of the bullpen. 

Crusaders offensive stars Senior Josh M. and Juniors Chubs L. and Geno D. each had multiple hits. The Crusaders stole 25 bases during the game with junior Sam P. leading the way with 4.

The Lutheran-Calvary Track team competed in a 7-team meet at North Mac on Thursday.  Several athletes improved times and distances and picked up points placing in the top 6 in various events.  Taking first place honors was Mason K. in the Triple Jump, Long Jump, and High Jump.  Simone J. was second in the 400m and  Abigail B. was 2nd in the 800m.  The Crusaders will compete at a 15-team invitational at Rochester this Saturday. God's Blessings!!

Activity Tonight:

LuHi Auction - 6:30-9:00pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  Doors open at 6:00pm.

Activities on Saturday:

Track @ Rochester - 9:00am

Soccer @ Home vs. North Mac - 10:00am

Baseball @ Petersburg - 11:00am

Softball @ Nokomis - 11:00am

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Alex C. in Sociology for excellent class participation, behavior, and or leadership and consistent positive attitude; and in Life Skills for excellent academic performance.  Alex did a great job on the electrical unit on wiring and also aced the quiz!

Junior Clifton M. in Novels for consistent positive attitude; being invested in the classwork and always bringing interesting information to class.

Junior Carter W. in Astronomy for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive effort in class or on homework.  He turned in a very nice star life cycle project, planet presentation, and poster.

Also nominated:  Tristyn C., Aubrianne L., and Jeremiah P.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Sophomore AJ G. in Baseball for his work ethic and willingness to do what is needed for the team. He is a great teammate and always willing to learn the game from the coaching staff.  

Sophomore Jillian W. in Soccer. She is a hardworking player who has learned the game and plays strong. She is a great teammate who uplifts the team with her positive attitude.

Freshman Maddy P. in Track for setting a PR in both the 1600m and 800m and winning Triple Jump, as well as for her great attitude and always being willing to do whatever is asked of her for the good of the team.

Junior Aaron R. in Track for his continued improvement in the sprints and setting a PR in the 100 and 200m.

Freshman Meena T. in Softball. In the 2 games this week against Pawnee, she struck out 28 and gave up only 3 earned runs.

7th Hour Announcements

-All Spiritual Life members going to Trinity on Monday are to meet in Mr. Zander’s classroom tomorrow morning at 7:20am.

-Tomorrow is a $1 dress down day for everyone. The proceeds are designated to help in the Ukraine Refugee effort. Additional donations will also be accepted. Same rules as always apply. ASK if you have questions.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday,  April 21, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Resurrection

Bible Verse:  Matthew 16:21:   “From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Evan H.

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the Baseball team at 2:40 and the Track team at 2:55.
  2. The Air National Guard is hosting a table at lunch.
  3. Attention LuHi Parents and Supporters! The LuHi Auction will be this Friday at LuHi from 6-9pm. It will be a hybrid format, both online and in-person. We invite you to join us in person at the school and enjoy an informal atmosphere with appetizers, non-alcoholic drinks, and desserts! View the auction items, mingle, interact and get to know other LuHi supporters! Table seating will be open and available.  The auction itself will be a hybrid. Sections 1 - 4 of the auction items will be available through the Givi Mobile App and event website (https://secure.qgiv.com/event/luhiauction/). A group of exclusive attendee auction items will be open to those who attend the in-person event. Volunteers will be available the night of the event to help guests bid, and in-person guests can pay by cash, check, or credit card.  So please join us! Either online or in person. Please RSVP TODAY Thursday, April 21st if you will be attending our in-person event, so we may provide an accurate count to the caterer. Thank you!
  4. Class meetings on Monday during break.
  5. Western Illinois University is holding a Criminal Justice and Public Safety Open House.  If you are interested in attending to see what Western’s program is all about, come to the school office for details.

Activities Tonight:

Track @ North Mac - 4:30

Baseball in Jacksonville (location change) - 4:30

Softball @ Home vs. Pawnee - 4:30

Service Hour Opportunity:

Help is still needed for this Friday’s LuHi Auction from 5-9pm.  Sign up sheet in the office.  See Mrs. Radtke if you have questions.


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday,  April 20, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Resurrection

Bible Verse:  Romans 8:34:   “Who is to condemn?  Christ Jesus is the one who died, more than that, who was raised - who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Rylan R.

  1. Please welcome Raegan L. shadowing today with Maddy P.
  2. Student Council meets today after school in Mr. Bulava’s room.
  3. Honor Card applications due in Mr. Klug’s mailbox by 3:10pm today.
  4. The Air National Guard will be hosting a table at lunch tomorrow.
  5. Please join us on Wednesday, May 4th at 3:30 in the Great Hall as Josh M. and Christian S. sign their National Letters of Intent to continue playing baseball in college. 
  6. Attention LuHi Parents and Supporters! The LuHi Auction will be this Friday at LuHi from 6-9pm. It will be a hybrid format, both online and in-person. We invite you to join us in person at the school and enjoy an informal atmosphere with appetizers, non-alcoholic drinks, and desserts! View the auction items, mingle, interact and get to know other LuHi supporters! Table seating will be open and available.

    The auction itself will be a hybrid. Sections 1 - 4 of the auction items will be available through the Givi Mobile App and event website (https://secure.qgiv.com/event/luhiauction/). A group of exclusive attendee auction items will be open to those who attend the in-person event. Volunteers will be available the night of the event to help guests bid, and in-person guests can pay by cash, check, or credit card.

    So please join us! Either online or in person. Please RSVP by TOMORROW Thursday, April 21st if you will be attending our in-person event, so we may provide an accurate count to the caterer. Thank you!

Sports Updates:  

-On Senior day, Josh M. was brilliant on the hill, as he threw a No-hitter to lead the Crusaders past Edinburg, 10-0. Josh surrendered zero runs on zero hits over 5 innings, striking out 13 & 1 walk. Josh also hit a solo home run for a walk-off run rule. Junior Geno D. went 2-3 at the plate. Sophomore Tad A. led the team with 4 of its 14 stolen bases.

-The Lutheran-Calvary Track team competed in a 3-team meet at Pawnee.  Event winners for the boys were:  Mason K. in the High Jump, Long Jump, and Triple Jump; and the 4x100 relay team.  Girl's event winners were:  Simone J. in the 400m and Long Jump; Maddy P. in the 1600m and Triple Jump;, Anna C. in the 100m Hurdles; Abigail B. in the 800m; and the 4x100, 4x200, and 4x400 relay teams.  Congratulations!

Activities Tonight:

Tonight’s JV ONLY Baseball game has been cancelled.  There is NO practice.

Soccer is also cancelled.  There will be practice unless you hear otherwise either during 7th hour announcements or a message from your coach.

Service Hour Opportunity:

Help is needed for this Friday’s LuHi Auction from 5-9pm.  Sign up sheet in the office.  See Mrs. Radtke if you have questions.

Summer Employment Opportunity:

A part-time babysitter is needed over the summer for a 5 year old boy.  Talk to Mrs. Gilman in the office if interested.


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday,  April 19, 2022

 Word of the Week is:  Resurrection

Bible Verse:  John 11:25-26:   “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the Resurrection and the Life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.’”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the Softball team at 2:50.
  2. Mr. Klug is accepting Honor Card applications in his mailbox through tomorrow at 3:10pm.
  3. Spiritual Life will meet tomorrow morning at 8:15 in Mr. Zander’s room.
  4. Seniors and Juniors: stay tuned for more information about an after prom event, open to juniors, seniors, and their prom guests.
  5. The LuHi Auction is this Friday night at LuHi and student helpers are needed between 5 and 9pm! Job duties include: helping auction guests by answering questions, clearing cups and plates, keeping drink and food tables stocked, packing up auction items after each section ends, and quick clean up at the end of the night. Service hours are available.  Students can sign up in the school office. Please see Mrs. Radtke if you have any questions. 

Sports Updates:  

The Lutheran-Calvary Track team competed at the PORTA Invite last Thursday.  The following athletes received 1st in their events:  Mason K. in the Long Jump and Triple Jump; and Anna C., Denisha J., Kyla H., and Clara B. in the Girl's 4x200 Relay. Congratulations to all of our athletes!

Activities Tonight:

Baseball at Home vs. Edinburg - 4:30

Girls Softball @ Pawnee - 4:30

Track @ Pawnee - 4:30

 Summer Employment Opportunity:

A part-time babysitter is needed over the summer for a 5 year old boy.  Talk to Mrs. Gilman in the office if interested.


DAILY SHIELD

Thursday,  April 14, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Sacrifice

Bible Verse:  Hebrews 13:16:   “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers:  Please dismiss the track team @ 2:45.  
  2. Attn Baseball Players:  You need to check in with your 8th hour class before you leave to get on the bus. Your game has been moved to Future Champions Field in Jacksonville with an earlier start time. 
  3. Continue to vote for Mason Kooi and Meena Taylor as this week's 1450 Primetime Performer of the Week.
  4. A reminder that there is no school on Friday and Monday for Easter break.
  5. A part time babysitter is needed over the summer for a 5 year old boy.  Talk to Mrs. Gilman in the office if interested.
  6. Please do not allow any ants (that is spelled A-N-T-S) to visit.  Please clean out your lockers before you go home for Easter Break……it is spring and those ants love to visit and clean up those crumbs in your locker.  

This Week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Siena S. in soccer for her outstanding play at center back and midfield as we won 3-0 on senior night.

Both boys' and girls' track teams for winning conference!!

Alex H. in baseball.  He is eager to learn and does whatever needs to be done for the team.

Kohl M. in baseball for striving to get better at the plate and behind the plate.

Activities Tonight:

Track meet at Petersburg PORTA.  Meet starts @ 4:00.

Varsity Baseball vs Nokomis at Future Champions Field in Jacksonville.  Game time 4:00.

Girls Softball @ home vs Lamphier.  Game time 4:30.


Monday, April 11, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Sacrifice

Bible Verse:  John 15:13  “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

Happy Birthday to:    

The National Honor Society spring induction ceremony will be held today during break in the Chapel.  All are welcome to attend.

  1. Teachers:  Please dismiss the girls soccer team at 2:25.
  2. Seniors:  The Jostens rep will be here tomorrow morning from 7:30-7:55am to pass out senior graduation items.  If you have a balance due, please pay with cash, debit or credit card.  
  3. Seniors:  Lifetouch will be here on Wednesday morning @7:30 to take Senior Yearbook Portraits.  Girls will be wearing the provided black drape and boys are to wear a white dress shirt and black tie.

Activities Tonight:

Girls softball @ Pleasant Plains, game time 4:30

Girls soccer @ Piasa Southwestern, game time 5:00


Friday,  April 8, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Mercy

Bible Verse:  Ephesians 2:4&5: “But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions - it is by grace you have been saved.”

Happy Birthday on Saturday to:  Eli O.  

 Your vote counts!  Vote for Josh M., by NOON today, as the SJR Athlete of the Week!

  1. Today during Leadership time all students except seniors will have a break time.  Mr. Rollins will meet with seniors in Mrs. Koopman’s room during Leadership time.  At our next Leadership time your small groups will be discussing some of the Student Council survey results on student life here at LuHi.
  2. The National Honor Society spring induction ceremony will be held during break on Monday in the Chapel.  All are welcome to attend.
  3. Seniors:  The Jostens rep will be here on Tuesday morning from 7:30-7:55am to pass out senior graduation items.  If you have a balance due, please pay with cash, debit or credit card.  
  4. Seniors:  Lifetouch will be here on Wednesday @7:30 to take Senior Yearbook Portraits.  Girls will be wearing the provided black drape and boys are to wear a white dress shirt and black tie.
  5. LuHi will be hosting a music contest tonight after school until 8:00pm.  Lock your lockers!
  6. The New Berlin Art Fair will be held this weekend at the Sangamon County FairGrounds. Free admission and hours are Saturday 11-2, and Sunday noon-4.  
  7. Lost and found items are on the benches under the long windows. Items not claimed by today will be donated.

Sports Update:  Girls Soccer took a 3-0 loss to Athens;  Boys Baseball lost in a conference game to Pawnee.

This Week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Luke W. in Baseball.  Luke shows up to practice and games ready to do whatever is needed from the coaching staff.  Luke’s work ethic during practices shows when Luke gets into the game.

Hannah S. in Soccer.  Hannah jumped back into goal and played an awesome game.  She came up with 7 saves to keep the score tied for 55 minutes.  Hannah is a hard worker, a superb teammate, and always has a smile on her face.  We are proud of you!

Meena T. in Softball for leading the way against Taylorville with 17 strikeouts and going 3 for 3 from the plate including a double.

Mason K. in Track for not only breaking the school triple jump record, but also for his dedication and leadership with the track team.  His jump puts him at the #1 ranking in 1A for all of the State IHSA.  Mason also set a PR in long jump of 21’1” which puts him at #2 in long jump in the state right now - WOW!!!  Awesome job Mason!!!

Saturday’s Activities:  

Varsity Baseball, doubleheader @ NorthMac, game time 10:00.

Girls Softball @ home vs Triopia, game time 11:00

Girl’s Soccer @ home vs Beardstown, game time 2:00.


Thursday, April 7, 2022 

Word of the Week is:  Mercy

Bible Verse:  Psalm 25:10: “All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

 Teachers:  Please dismiss the Girls Soccer Team at 2:30; please dismiss the Varsity Boys Baseball Team at 2:40.

  1. A reminder to keep voting for Josh M. as the SJR Athlete of the Week!
  2. All Spiritual Life members see Mr. Zander after chapel today.
  3. The Army will be hosting a table at lunch today.
  4. Jostens will be here on Tuesday, April 12 from 7:30-7:55am, to hand out senior graduation items.  If you have a balance due, please pay with cash, debit or credit card.  All seniors need to see the rep on Tuesday morning.  Any balance due after the Josten rep leaves will need to be paid with cash only.
  5. Seniors:  Lifetouch will be here on Wednesday, April 13 @7:30 to take Senior Yearbook Portraits.  Girls will be wearing a black drape provided by Lifetouch, boys are to wear a white dress shirt and black tie.
  6. LuHi will be hosting a music contest on Friday after school until 8:00pm.  Please be aware of visitors in the building.  Lock your lockers!
  7. The New Berlin Art Fair will be held this weekend at the Sangamon County FairGrounds.  Come see pieces from hundreds of local student artists.  Free admission and the  hours are Saturday 11-2, and Sunday noon-4.  
  8. Lost and found items are on the benches under the long windows in the hallway.  Items not claimed by end of day on Friday will be donated.

Sports Update:  

Tonight’s Activities:

Girl’s Soccer at Athens, game time 4:30.

Boys Baseball vs Pawnee @ the Future Champions Field in Jacksonville; game time 4:30.


Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Mercy

Bible Verse:  Psalm 40:11: “Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord;  may your love and faithfulness always protect me.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers:  Please dismiss the baseball team at 2:35.
  2. Soccer and Softball pictures are tonight, 3:30 and 4:30.  Order form and money due at that time.
  3. Concordia University, Wisconsin will be hosting a table at lunch today.
  4. The Army will be hosting a table at lunch on Thursday.
  5. All Spiritual Life members see Mr. Zander after chapel on Thursday.
  6. Jostens will be here on Tuesday, April 12 from 7:30-7:55am, to hand our senior graduation items.  Any balances due Jostens are to be paid with cash, debit or credit card.  All seniors need to see the rep on Tuesday morning. 
  7. Seniors:  Lifetouch will be here on Wednesday, April 13 @7:30 to take your Senior Yearbook Portraits.  Girls will be wearing a black drape provided by Lifetouch, boys are to wear a white dress shirt and black color tie.
  8. LuHi will be hosting a music contest on Friday after school until 8:00pm.  Please be aware of visitors in the building.  Lock your lockers!
  9. The New Berlin Art Fair will be held this weekend at the Sangamon County Fairgrounds, April 9-11.  Admission is free.  Come see pieces from hundreds of local student artists.  Hours are Saturday 11-2, Sunday noon-4, and Monday 9-2.  See the flyer posted outside the office door.

Sports Update:  

The track team traveled to Athens for a 4-team meet yesterday.  Highlights of the meet included first place finishes for the following athletes:  Abigail B. in the 800m, Anna C. in the High Jump, and Mason K. in the Triple Jump, who also broke the school record with a stellar 44’ 5¾” jump!  Congratulations! 

Tonight’s Activities:

Varsity Baseball at Carlinville, game time 4:30.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Mercy

Bible Verse:  Romans 12:1: “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is your true and proper worship.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Grace B.

  1. Teachers:  Please dismiss the track team at 2:50.
  2. Seniors:  Remind your parents of the parent/guardian meeting tonight at 7:30pm in the Chapel.
  3. Soccer and Softball pictures are on Wednesday, 3:30 and 4:30.  Order form and money due at that time.
  4. Concordia University, Wisconsin will be hosting a table at lunch on Wednesday.
  5. The Army will be hosting a table at lunch on Thursday. 
  6. Seniors:  Lifetouch will be here on Wednesday, April 13 @7:30 to take your Senior Yearbook Portraits.  Girls will be wearing a black drape provided by Lifetouch, boys are to wear a white dress shirt and (color) color tie.

Sports Update:

Congrats to the softball on softball team on their 4-0 win over Taylorville.  Meena had 17 strikeouts, was 3 for 3 at the plate with a double.  Piper was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored.

Tonight’s Activities:

Track Meet at Athens, 4:00pm

Monday, April 4, 2022

Bible Verse:  Hebrews 4:16: “Let us then approach God’s 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. Teachers, please dismiss the Soccer team at 2:30.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the Softball team at 2:35.
  3. Track pizza fundraiser orders are due today.
  4. Senior parent/guardian meeting tomorrow night at 7:30pm in the Chapel.
  5. Soccer and Softball pictures are on Wednesday. Order and money due at that time.
  6. Concordia University, Wisconsin will be hosting a table at lunch on Wednesday.
  7. The Army will be hosting a table at lunch on Thursday. 

Sports Update:

Softball took a conference win over Nokomis 3-1 on Saturday.

Tonight’s Activities:

JV only Baseball @ Home vs. Springfield - 4:30pm

Softball @ Taylorville - 4:30pm

Soccer @ Carlinville - 5:00pm

7th Hour Announcements

-All students are invited to submit artworks to the New Berlin Art Show. Entry fee is $1. Pick up entry forms from Mrs. Wicklander, and return the form to her with your artwork by Tuesday.

-Reminder that Baseball pictures are tomorrow.

-The Track team’s pizza fundraiser orders are due by Monday.

-ACT testing on Saturday morning; therefore, no one, other than proctors and those taking the test, should enter the building until 1:30pm.

-The LuHi Brunch is THIS Sunday. If you haven’t signed up to work, it’s not too late. Come sign up in the school office before you leave school today.

-AND….remember, NO SCHOOL tomorrow, unless you are helping with 6th Grade Day, and in that case, be here no later than 8:15am.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Wisdom

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 4:11: “I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.”

Happy Birthday on Friday to:  Junior Liam Green

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the Baseball team at 2:40 and the Softball team at 2:50 today.  Again, please be sure to listen to all announcements… just in case!
  2. All students are invited to submit artworks to the New Berlin Art Show. Entry fee is $1. Pick up entry forms from Mrs. Wicklander, and return the form to her with your artwork by Tuesday, April 5.
  3. Baseball pictures tomorrow; Soccer and Softball pictures Wednesday.  
  4. Reminder to all those working at tomorrow’s 6th/7th Grade Day, please be at school no later than 8:15am to meet with Mrs. Cox.

Tonight’s Activities:

Baseball @ Auburn - 4:30pm

Softball @ Tri-City - 4:30pm

Tonight’s soccer game has been cancelled.

Friday’s Activity:

Spring Play - 7:00pm

Saturday’s Activities:

Baseball Round Robin - 11:00am  in St. Peters, MO

Softball @ Home vs. Nokomis - 12:30pm

Spring Play - 3:00 pm

Sunday’s Activity:

LuHi Brunch - 11am-1pm

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Allison S. in Piano Lab for consistent positive effort in class or on homework

Senior Allison B. in PE for consistent positive attitude, consistent positive effort in class or on homework, Consistently working hard being 1 of 2 females in an all male PE class.  Great effort and energy and a smile every day! 

Junior Blake B. in Anatomy/Physiology for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude, consistent positive effort in class or on homework

Sophomore Rylan R. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and always willing to help with set up and aiding during 5th hour PE also.

Freshman Blake S. in Art Fundamentals for his responsibility in completing tasks & growing artistic skills.

Also nominated:  Sophomores Elliott W. and Tad A.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Ethan T., in Track, for two first place finishes in the 800 and 1600 at our first outdoor meet at Pana.

Senior Josh M., in Baseball, for throwing 6 innings, 15 strikeouts and hitting a grand slam to solidify the lead. 

Senior Ryan R., in Baseball.  He’s a senior working hard to learn the game. Ryan’s a big part of our defense at 1st base, and he pitched in relief in our home opener.

Junior Anna S., in Soccer, for her hard work in training and games, and her 4 goals so far this year.


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Wisdom

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 9:10: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Alex H. and Freshman Beau G.

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the Baseball team at 2:40pm today.
  2. Sign up before you leave school tomorrow afternoon if you are interested in Cheerleading next year.  
  3. Baseball pictures are Friday; Soccer and Softball pictures next Wednesday.  
  4. The LuHi Spring play is Friday at 7:00pm and Saturday at 3:00pm. Reserve your seats in the school office.  You may also purchase tickets at the door.
  5. The rescheduled Senior parent/guardian meeting is TUESDAY at 7:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  

Sports Updates:

Girls softball fell to a tough Tri-City team 12-0 in conference play.

Girls soccer lost to a very tough Plains team, but played hard defense the whole game.

Crusaders Baseball rebounded in its home opener with a 9-4 victory over Winchester .  Senior Josh M. dominated the mound going 6 innings, 15Ks, 2 H, 1 BB and 0 ER. Senior Ryan R. pitched in relief in the 7th inning. Josh was also the offensive star going 3-4 with a Grand Slam to left center, a 370 foot shot. Junior Kohl M. went 2-2 with 2 RBIs. 

The track team competed in a 4-team meet at Pana. Despite the cold, blustery conditions the Crusaders had a good showing in their first meet with several first place finishes: Ethan T. in the 800 and 1600, Mason K. in the triple jump, Anna C. in the 200 and Simone J. in the long jump.

Tonight’s Activity:

Baseball @ North Mac - 4:30pm   CANCELLED

Service Hour Opportunities:

Keep signing up to help with the LuHi Brunch in the school office.  Set up is Friday from 1-3pm. Brunch day help needed beginning at 10am on Sunday.

Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair volunteers needed on Saturday, May 21st and Sunday, May 22nd.  Stop by the office or see the bulletin board in the Learning Commons for the Sign-Up Genius link address. 


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Wisdom

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 19:8: “The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the track team at 2:45.
  2. Sign up by 3:05pm today in order to donate at tomorrow’s blood drive.  If you are 16, you must also have a signed parent permission form to donate.  Everyone donating must also bring ID to the appointment.  Online registration link: https://login.bloodcenter.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/106552
  3. Attention Senior students:  due to scheduling conflicts, the senior parent/guardian meeting has been rescheduled to TUESDAY, APRIL 5th at 7:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  This date and time change will allow as many senior parents/guardians as possible to attend this important meeting.  An email has been sent home, but make sure to speak with your parents/guardians about this change.
  4. There is a Cheerleader sign up sheet for next year in the school office.  This is just to gauge interest.
  5. Baseball pictures are Friday; Soccer and Softball pictures next Wednesday.  
  6. Please join the LuHi Theater Department on Friday at 7:00pm and/or Saturday at 3:00pm as the students showcase their talents during the two 1-Act Plays. Reserve your seats in the school office.  Adults are $8; Students and Seniors are $5; Children under 5 years of age are $3; infants on a lap and Veterans are FREE.

Baseball Update:

The Crusaders lost 11-2 to Troipia last evening. The Crusaders are learning the hard lesson of needing to limit errors. On the positive side, the team continues to compete to the very last pitch. There were some bright spots in the game, showing what we are capable of doing.  Our home opener is tonight at 4:30pm.

Tonight’s Activity:

Baseball @ Home vs. Winchester West-Central - 4:30pm

Soccer @ Home vs. Pleasant Plains - 4:30pm

Softball @ Home vs. Tri-City - 4:30pm

Track @ Pana - 4:30pm

Service Hour Opportunities:

 - Have you signed up to help with the LuHi Brunch?  This is a huge service hour opportunity for all students and many hands are needed!  Best of all, it's located right here at LuHi!!  Sign up in the school office.  Set up is Friday, April 1st from 1-3pm, and lots of Brunch day help is needed on Sunday, April 3rd beginning at 10am.

 - Also, the Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair is asking for volunteers for this year’s art fair. This is also a great way to gain service hours while giving back to the community. The dates are Saturday, May 21st, with times beginning at 6am, and on Sunday, May 22nd, times end at 3:00pm.  The art fair organizers have set up a Sign-Up Genius to register for a date/time/job duty.  Stop by the office or see the bulletin board in the Learning Commons for the sign-up link address.   Sign-Up Link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4CAAAB2BA4FCC16-2022.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, March 28, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Wisdom

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Class meetings today during break.  Same locations as always!
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the Baseball team at 2:30 today.
  3. Any student who was absent on Friday and wants to participate in the Student Council Survey should see Mr. Bulava to get a link to the survey.  See him by the end of the day to participate.
  4. Don't have plans for Friday or Saturday yet and like to laugh? If so, please join the LuHi Theater Department for our 1-Act Shows event on Friday at 7:00pm and/or Saturday at 3:00pm. Come see your fellow LuHi students perform the short, but funny 1-Act plays "Cosmic Fruit Bowl" and "Chickenman". Reserve your seats in the school office.  Adults are $8; Students and Seniors are $5; Children under 5 years of age are $3; infants on a lap and Veterans are FREE.
  5. The Track team is hosting an Antonio’s Pizza fundraiser.  Orders are being taken through Monday, April 4.  The pizzas may be picked up at the kitchen window between 6:00 - 6:30pm on Friday, April 8 (take and bake or freeze the pizzas).  Checks payable to Lutheran High.
  6. Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for Wednesday’s blood drive.  Those age 16 must also have a signed parent permission form to donate.  Everyone needs to show his/her ID in the Bloodmobile at the time of donation.  You may also sign up online at https://login.bloodcenter.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/106552
  7. Sign up continues in the school office for those willing to help at the LuHi Brunch:  Set up is on Friday, April 1st from 1-3pm and Brunch day on Sunday, April 3rd beginning at 10am.  This is a huge service hour opportunity for all students and many hands are needed to help!  Best of all, it's located right here at LuHi.
  8. There is now a sign up sheet in the school office for those interested in Cheerleading next year.  This is a sign up to gauge interest, not giving a solid commitment at this time.
  9. There is a Senior Parent meeting on Thursday at 7pm in the Gym.  Please remind your parents.
  10. Baseball pictures will be Friday; Soccer and Softball pictures next Wednesday, April 6th.   Order forms will be handed out by your coaches.  There are a few forms available in the school office.

Tonight’s Activity:

Baseball @ Triopia - 4:30pm


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, March 25, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Trust

Bible Verse:  Psalm 40:4: “Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.”

Happy Birthday on Sunday to:  Sophomore Joshua P.

  1. Please welcome Charlie K., shadowing Tristyn C. this morning. 
  2. Track spring pictures are today after school.  Baseball pictures will be April 1st; Soccer and Softball on April 6th. 
  3. Keep signing up in the school office for Wednesday’s blood drive.  Those age 16 must also have a signed parent permission form to donate.  Online sign up at https://login.bloodcenter.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/106552
  4. Also in the school office is a sign up sheet for those willing to help at the LuHi Brunch:  set up is on Saturday, April 2nd and brunch day is Sunday, April 3rd.  This is a huge service hour opportunity for all students-located right here at LuHi.
  5. Juniors serving chili at tonight’s Trivia Night need to be at the New Berlin K of C Hall no later than 6pm.
  6. Class meetings will be held on Monday during break.
  7. There is a Senior Parent meeting at 7pm in the Gym on Thursday of next week.  Please remind your parents of this meeting.

Tonight’s Activity:

Trivia Night - 6:00pm at the New Berlin K of C Hall

Saturday’s Activities:

Baseball @ Tri-Valley High School - 10am

Softball @ Home vs. Riverton - Noon

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Justin K. in Algebra 2 for consistent positive effort in class or on homework.

Senior Aaron S. in Astronomy for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, a good quiz grade, and a great constellation project before break.

Junior Bianca A. in Spanish 3 for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework. Bianca exhibits happiness and a willingness to work on any project assigned to her.

Junior Hope C. in Algebra 2 for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Junior Brea’Ana S. in Drawing for consistent positive effort in class or on homework.

Junior Alaina S. in Spanish 3 for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework. Alaina contributes to all class discussions, has assignments finished on time, and volunteers to help others.

Freshman Beau G. in Health for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and great discussion and feedback in class.

Freshman Sophia P. in Health for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and an excellent quiz score.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Allison B., in Soccer. She had 5 goals and 1 assist in 2 games as the Crusaders went 1-1.

Senior Josh M. in baseball.  He  Pitched a solid 5 innings versus Plains.  11Ks, 2 hits,  1 earn run. Josh contines to show his senior leadership with his teammates.  A willingness to help his teammates on the ball field and being a mentor. 

Freshman Meena T. in softball for her 11 strikeouts on the mound during Tuesday’s game vs. New Berlin.


7th Hour Announcements

There IS soccer practice after school today until 5:15.

However, there is NO baseball practice today.

There will be a FREE dress down day tomorrow! Please let your CACC friends know!

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Trust

Bible Verse:  Psalm 25:2: “I trust in you, do not let me be put to shame, not let my enemies triumph over me.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Please welcome Emma G., shadowing this morning with Hannah B.
  2. Track spring pictures will be TOMORROW!   Forms will be given to you at practice tonight.  Money is due when you turn in the form TOMORROW!
  3. Baseball pictures will be April 1st; Soccer and Softball will be April 6th.  Coaches will be handing out the order forms, but there are a few in the school office.
  4. Keep signing up in the office for next Wednesday’s blood drive.  There is also a sign up sheet to help with the LuHi Brunch on April 3rd.  AND…Juniors need to continue signing up to help with serving chili at tomorrow’s Trivia Night.  Juniors need to be at the New Berlin K of C Hall no later than 6pm.

Tonight’s Activities:

Today’s Soccer game has been cancelled, but listen to 7th hour announcements about whether or not you will have practice.

The softball game originally scheduled for tonight was rescheduled to April 25th.

Today’s 4:30pm Baseball game has been moved to North Mac.  Teachers, please dismiss the baseball team at 2:40, but stay tuned.  With the rain, there could still be changes.


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Trust

Bible Verse:  Psalm 9:10: “Those who know your name trust in you for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Luke W.

  1. Honor Card applications are due in Mr. Klug’s mailbox by 3:05pm today.
  2. Sign up for the blood drive in the school office before next Tuesday.  Donation date is next Wednesday.  
  3. Juniors, keep signing up either in the office or email Mr. Ennis to serve chili at this Friday’s Trivia night.
  4. Class meetings will be held on Monday during break.

Softball Update:

The Lady “Crusaints” softball team lost a close 2-3 battle to New Berlin on the cold wet afternoon.  Izzy R. and Autumn B. each had an RBI, Savannah S. had a single and 2 stolen bases, Izzie was 2 for 3, and Meena T.struck out 11. Great work for the first game ladies… keep working!  


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Trust

Bible Verse:  Job 15:31: “Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless for he will get nothing in return.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Makenna C.

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the soccer team at 2:15 and the softball team at 2:50.
  2. Mr. Klug is accepting Honor Card applications in his mailbox until 3:05pm tomorrow.
  3. The Bloodmobile will be here on Wednesday, March 30th.  Students must be at least 16 years or older and present ID to donate.  All 16 year old students must have a signed, parent permission form turned into the office prior to donating.  Sign up sheet and permission forms are in the school office or sign up online at https://login.bloodcenter.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/106552
  4. Juniors need to sign up, either in the school office or by emailing Mr. Ennis, to serve chili at Trivia Night this Friday at the K of C Hall in New Berlin beginning at 6:00pm.  If you or your parents can help by making the chili, please email Mr. Ennis directly.  As a class fundraiser, Juniors are expected to participate.  Please speak with Mr. Ennis if you have questions.
  5. Class meetings will be held on Monday during break.

Tonight’s Activities:

Baseball at Home vs. Riverton - 4:30pm

Soccer at Meridian - 4:30pm

Softball at New Berlin - 4:30pm

Baseball Update:

The Crusaders showed we can compete with a well respected baseball program, Pleasant Plains. The team lost 7-0, but Senior Josh M. pitched 5 solid innings with 11 strikeouts. The Crusaders’ only offensive hit came from Senior Aaron S. with a double. We are proud of how the team continues to play.  Crusaders Strong!

Soccer Update:

The Crusaders traveled to Riverton and lost 6-4 in soccer. The team fought hard all game and could not overcome a 3-1 halftime deficit. Allison B and Anna S led the offense in goals and assist.


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, March 21, 2022

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. There is a prom committee meeting during break today in Ms. Ericson’s classroom.  Leadership team leaders NOT on prom committee are to meet in Mr. Klug's classroom.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the baseball and soccer teams at 2:40 today.  Reminder to all spring sports student athletes… you need to change at lunch or an afternoon study hall.
  3. The Bloodmobile will be here on Wednesday, March 30th.  Students must be at least 16 years or older and present ID to donate.  All 16 year old students must have a signed, parent permission form turned into the office prior to donating.  Sign up sheet and permission forms are in the school office or sign up online at https://login.bloodcenter.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/106552

4. Juniors need to sign up, either in the school office or by emailing Mr. Ennis, to serve chili at Trivia Night this Friday at the K of C Hall in New Berlin beginning at 6:00pm.  Please email Mr. Ennis directly at j.ennis@spiluhi.org if you are able to make chili in crock pots to serve at the event.  Your parents received an email about this fundraising opportunity before break.

7th Hour Announcements

It’s almost Spring Break. Have a safe and relaxing week with family and friends.

Happy Birthday over spring break to: Alex Roegge on Tuesday!

Finally, remember to have pie on Monday!!!!

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, March 11, 2022

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:  Freshman Elianna T.

  1. NHS applications due to Mrs. Quigg before the end of the school day.
  2. Keep voting for Grace on Artsonia until Saturday @   https://www.artsonia.com/museum/aotw/vote.asp?group=3
  3. Lost and found items will be donated after 3:05 today.
  4. Consider signing up for the blood drive.   https://login.bloodcenter.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/106552

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Braddock B., in Algebra 2, for a good test score and academic improvement

Junior Simon K., in Ceramics, for major improvement in attitude and/or academics

Sophomore Elise M., in Algebra 2, for an excellent test score and consistent positive effort

Also nominated:  Senior Josh M. in advanced PE for reaching the 1000 pound club!!!  This is maxing 1000 pounds over 3 different lifts!   It’s a pretty incredible feat. 

Next week is Spring Break.  School resumes Monday, March 21st at 8:00am.  Have a safe, enjoyable, and restful break!


7th Hour Announcements

Spring Sports meeting is tonight at 6:30 in the gym.

Properly completed NHS applications for qualifying Juniors and Seniors must be turned in to Mrs. Quigg before 3:05pm tomorrow.

Tomorrow is a FREE dress down day. Ask if you have questions!

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Self-Control

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 4:27: “Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Siena S.

  1. The Spring Sports Rules meeting is tonight at 6:30pm in the gym. 
  2. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:05pm TOMORROW.  If you have questions, please ask.
  3. Keep voting for Grace F. for Artsonia’s Student of the Week!  Go to Artsonia.com, scroll down to Artist of the Week, and click on the 10-12th grade tab.  Grace’s work is the fruit-shaped coasters.
  4. Lost and found items are out in the Commons. Anything left after 3:05pm tomorrow will be donated.
  5. Giving blood is a way to save a life, and almost anyone can do it!  Please consider signing up in the school office now to donate on March 30th.  You must be at least 16 years old and present ID to donate.  All 16 year old students must have a signed, parent permission form turned into the office prior to donating. 
  6. Friday will be a FREE dress down day for everyone!  As always, if you have questions about what you are allowed to wear, ask!  For example, no PJ pants, shorts less than appropriate length, or leggings unless covered with appropriate length shirt or skirt.  As always, dress should remain within the spirit of the dress code.
  7. Those students going to the college fair at IC should meet at Mr. Ebener's office at this time.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Self-Control

Bible Verse:  Romans 12:2: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is  - His good, pleasing, and perfect will.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Clifton M.

  1. Junior Grace F. needs our votes! She is a finalist in the Artist of the Week contest on Artsonia. Her entry is a set of ceramic coasters in fun fruit shapes. See her entry at https://www.artsonia.com/museum/aotw/vote.asp?group=3 in the 10th-12th grade category. You can vote once a day, per device through Saturday.  No email or sign up required to vote. 
  2. Congratulations to Junior Clifton M. on his selection as a CACC Student of the Month for February in the area of Law Enforcement.
  3. Student Council will meet today after school in Mr. Bulava's classroom at 3:15 pm.
  4. The Spring Sports Rules meeting is tomorrow night at 6:30pm in the gym. If you are participating in a spring sport and have not attended a rules meeting yet this year, you must attend with at least one parent/guardian in order to continue in your sport.
  5. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:05pm this Friday.  If you have questions, please ask.
  6. Lost and found items are on display on the table in the Commons along the office complex wall.  Please come claim what you’ve lost.  All items left after 3:05pm on Friday will be donated.
  7. The Bloodmobile will be here on March 30th.  Students must be at least 16 years or older and present ID to donate.  All 16 year old students must have a signed, parent permission form turned into the office prior to donating.  Sign up sheet and permission forms are in the school office or sign up online at https://login.bloodcenter.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/106552
  8. Friday will be a FREE dress down day for everyone!  As always, if you have questions about what you are allowed to wear, ask!  No PJ pants, shorts less than appropriate length, or leggings unless covered with appropriate length shirt or skirt.

7th Hour Announcement

Due to a purchase at the NHS Auction, the FRESHMAN Class ONLY will have a free break the dress code day TOMORROW!

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Self-Control

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 29:11 - “Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Mason L.

  1. Service hour transfer to NHS MUST be initiated in the school office by Noon TODAY! 
  2. Lost and found items are on display on the table in the Commons along the office complex wall.  Please come claim what you’ve lost.  All items left after 3:05pm on Friday will be donated.
  3. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:05pm this Friday.  
  4. The Spring Sports Rules meeting is this Thursday at 6:30pm in the gym. 
  5. Crusader Aider meeting tonight at 6pm in the school cafeteria.
  6. The Bloodmobile will be here on March 30th.  Students must be at least 16 years or older and present ID to donate.  All 16 year old students must have a signed, parent permission form turned into the office prior to donating.  Sign up sheet and permission forms are in the school office or sign up online at https://login.bloodcenter.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/106552

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, March 7, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Self-Control

Bible Verse:  James 1:19 - “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this:  Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Today at break, all NHS members will meet in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom; the rest of the senior class will meet in the Chapel lobby.  
  2. Anyone wanting to transfer service hours to NHS MUST speak with Mrs. Conner in the office no later than NOON tomorrow.  Hours will not be transferred after this time.  
  3. Qualified Juniors and Seniors wishing to apply for NHS membership must submit proper documentation to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:05pm this Friday.  Applications are located outside her classroom.  Please ask if you have questions.
  4. The Spring Sports Rules meeting is this Thursday at 6:30pm in the gym.  Anyone participating in a Spring sport who has not already attended a rules meeting this year, MUST attend this meeting with at least one parent/guardian to continue in your sport.
  5. Please remind your parents of the Crusader Aider meeting tomorrow night at 6pm in the school cafeteria.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, March 4, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Integrity

Bible Verse:  Isaiah 26:7:  “The path of the righteous is level; you, the upright One, make the way of the righteous smooth.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Zach L. and Sophomore Conor M.

              and on Sunday to:  Junior Brea’Ana S.

  1. All students are to report to their regular leadership rooms after 3rd hour today.
  2. Anyone with ceramics in the display case needs to pick it up after school. Mrs. Wicklander will be there with boxes and packing materials for safe transport. 
  3. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg by NEXT Friday.  Service hour transfer must be started in the school office by Tuesday.
  4. All NHS members will meet during break on Monday in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  
  5. Also during Monday’s break, Seniors NOT in NHS will meet in the Chapel lobby for Senior superlative pictures.  NHS seniors will have pictures taken at another time.

Service Hour Opportunity:

Let the office know by the end of the school day today if you are interested in canvassing the neighborhood around Immanuel Chapel to distribute flyers for service hours - you will NOT be knocking on doors!!

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Hayden R. in Advanced PE for consistent effort and improvement in the Weight Room.

Junior Geno D. in World History for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework, and major improvement in attitude and/or academics.

Junior Chalen G. in Statistics for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Junior Eli O. in Drawing for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Freshman Madalyn P. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and going undefeated in the Badminton pool play tournament.

Also nominated:  Senior Mason L. in Analytical Geometry.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, March 3, 2022

 Word of the Week is:  Integrity

Bible Verse:  Hebrews 13:18:  “Pray for us.  We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Brynn B.

  1. Illinois College cancelled today’s lunch visit.  If you are interested in IC, check out their website and speak with Mr. Ebener.
  2. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg by NEXT Friday.  Forms are outside her classroom.  To transfer service hours, see Mrs. Conner in the school office by Tuesday.
  3. All NHS members will meet during break on Monday in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  
  4. Also during Monday’s break, Seniors NOT in NHS will meet in the Chapel lobby for Senior superlative pictures.  NHS seniors will have pictures taken at another time.
  5. Registration packets for next school year have been emailed to your parents.  If you would like a course request form or have questions about classes, see Mr. Ebener.

Service Hour Opportunity:

If you are interested in distributing flyers for Immanuel Chapel, please let the office know by the end of school tomorrow.


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Integrity

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 21:3:  “To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Violet F.

  1. Today’s Chapel will be in the gym.  You will sit with your class in the same area as you have all year.
  2. Student Council will meet after school in Mr. Bulava’s classroom.
  3. Registration information for the next school year has been emailed to parents.  If students would like the course request form, please see Mr. Ebener in the guidance office.
  4. Illinois College will be here during lunches tomorrow.
  5. NHS applications for qualified Juniors and Seniors are due to Mrs. Quigg by 3:05pm on Friday, March 11th.  Forms are outside Mrs. Quigg’s room.  Transfer of service hours to NHS must be started by talking with Mrs. Conner in the school office no later than Tuesday.
  6. All NHS members will meet during break on Monday in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  
  7. Also on Monday during break, all Seniors NOT in NHS will meet in the Chapel lobby to have Senior superlative pictures taken for the yearbook.  Those seniors in NHS are to attend the NHS meeting and will be photographed at a later time.

Service Hour Opportunity:

We’ve been notified that Immanuel Chapel needs help distributing flyers in the neighborhood around the church.  This is NOT knocking on doors!  If you are interested in this opportunity, please let the office know by Friday.


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Integrity

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 28:6:  “Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. TOMORROW is an 8:00AM START DAY!  We will be on Chapel schedule.
  2. Track & Field athletes, just a reminder of practice everyday this week 3:30-5:00 and there will be a parent meeting after practice this Thursday, March 3, at 5:00.
  3. The Army National Guard will be here during lunches today and Illinois College will be here on Thursday.
  4. The LuHi Brunch that has been advertised in the Ledger for this coming Sunday has been postponed to Sunday, April 3rd.  

Tonight’s Activity:

Scholastic Bowl@ Mt. Olive - 4:00


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, February 28, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Integrity

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 11:3:  “The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Andrew W.

  1. Prom Committee meeting during break in Ms. Ericson’s room.
  2. Wednesday is an 8:00AM START DAY!  We will be on Chapel schedule. 
  3. Juniors, if you have questions about your fundraiser, see Mr. Ennis today.  ALL Juniors MUST participate in either the selling or buyout of the fundraiser.
  4. The Army National Guard will be here during lunches tomorrow and Illinois College will be here on Thursday.
  5. There is a Spring Sports Rules meeting on Thursday, March 10th at 6:30pm in the gym.  Anyone participating in a Spring sport who has not already attended a rules meeting this year, MUST attend this meeting with at least one parent/guardian to continue in your sport.
  6. Qualifying Juniors and Seniors who want to apply for NHS membership must submit their properly  completed documents to Mrs. Quigg by March 11th.  Applications are outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  See Mrs. Conner in the office by March 8th if you want to transfer service hours to NHS.

Tonight’s Activity:

Scholastic Bowl @ Petersburg - 4:30


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, February 25, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Judgement

Bible Verse:  James 4:12:  “There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor?”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. There will be a Baseball parent and player meeting TOMORROW morning (Saturday) at 10am in the cafeteria. 
  2. Prom Committee will meet on Monday during break in Ms. Ericson’s room.
  3. Wednesday is an 8:00AM START DAY! 
  4. The Army National Guard will be here during lunches on Tuesday and Illinois College will be here on Thursday.
  5. There is a Spring Sports Rules meeting on Thursday, March 10th at 6:30pm in the gym.  Anyone participating in a Spring sport who has not already attended a rules meeting this year, MUST attend this meeting with at least one parent/guardian to continue in your sport.
  6. Qualifying Juniors and Seniors who wish to apply for LuHi NHS membership must submit proper documentation to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:05pm on Friday, March 11th.   Forms are located outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom. Please contact Mrs. Quigg for more information.  If you want to transfer service hours from school to NHS, you must see Mrs. Conner in the school office by noon on Tuesday, March 8th.
  7. Juniors, your prom fundraiser is still ongoing.  If you haven’t either started selling the cookie dough or brought in your fundraiser buyout check, please do so ASAP.  Every Junior MUST participate one way or the other in the fundraiser.  Your parents were sent an email on Feb. 16th with the fundraiser information and the link needed to start selling.  The buyout amount was also listed in the email.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Sophomore Jillian W. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude.  She is a joy to have in class.

Sophomore AJ G. in Spanish 2 for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership and consistent positive attitude.  A.J. is ready to answer any questions asked of him in class. He is polite and respectful to his teacher and his classmates.

Freshman Pheobe C. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude, and winning the pickleball tournament with her partner, Alex.

Also nominated:  Junior Abigail O. in Film as Literature

ADDITIIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT 2/24 8th hour:  NO Soccer training tonight, will resume tomorrow.

7th Hour Announcement

Due to weather, there is NO play rehearsal tonight. Both plays will rehearse tomorrow after school. This will extend the rehearsal time tomorrow to 5:15pm.

For Track practice tonight, due to the weather, you may be excused, but if you want to stay, we will have practice for approximately an hour.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Judgement

Bible Verse:  Matthew 12:36:  “But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgement for every empty word they have spoken.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Elly C.

  1. 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 documentation to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:05pm on Friday, March 11th.   Forms are located outside of Mrs. Quigg’s classroom. Please contact Mrs. Quigg for more information.  If you want to transfer service hours from school to NHS, you must see Mrs. Conner in the school office by noon on Tuesday, March 8th.
  2. There will be a Prom Committee meeting on Monday during break in Ms. Ericson’s room.
  3. Wednesday is an 8:00AM START DAY!  It is Ash Wednesday and we will be on Chapel schedule.
  4. Illinois College will have a table set up during lunches next Thursday.

7th Hour Announcements

Tonight’s Scholastic Bowl match has been cancelled.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Judgement

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 21:2:  “A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Please welcome Colton G. shadowing this morning with Miles K.
  2. Honor Card applications are due to Mr. Klug’s mailbox by 3:10pm.
  3. Track practice tomorrow after school from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.  Then next week, practice every day after school.

Tonight’s Activity:

Scholastic Bowl @ Riverton - 4:30pm


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Judgement

Bible Verse:  Deuteronomy 1:17:  “Do not show partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be afraid of anyone, for judgment belongs to God.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Here is your 2nd reminder about next WednesdayMarch 2.  It will be an 8:00AM START DAY, not 9:00am!!!!  and we will be on Chapel schedule.  Please be sure that you mark it on your calendar and also remind your parents!
  2. Mr. Klug is accepting Honor Card applications in his mailbox until 3:10pm tomorrow.
  3. Track practices will be held after school today and Thursday from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.  Next week, we will have practice each day after school. Please talk with Mrs. Hennig if you are interested in joining the track team!

Sports Updates:

The boys basketball team finished their season on Saturday in a regional loss to New Berlin.  

This past Saturday, our Swim team competed in sectionals.  Brett W. and Miles K. represented Lutheran High well - being competitive in their respective races.   Congrats to both boys on their efforts.  

Tonight’s Activity:

Scholastic Bowl - REMOTE - vs. Franklin - 4:30pm


8th Hour Announcement

As of right now, we still plan on having school tomorrow; however, the forecast of severe winter weather has been upgraded to a warning. Therefore, students, you may want to consider taking all items that you might need if we end up not having school tomorrow, with you when you leave school today. ***Parents, closure/late start announcements, if necessary, will be done in the same manner as before.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

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:  

  1. Please welcome Jane F. shadowing this morning with Allyson B.
  2. Student Council will meet today after school at 3:15 in Mr. Bulava's classroom.
  3. Upcoming calendar items….Monday is Presidents’ Day…so, No School.  Wednesday, March 2 is Ash Wednesday and will be one of our very rare 8:00am start days.  We will be on Chapel schedule that day.

Tonight’s Activities:

Boys Varsity ONLY Basketball @ Athens Junior High School - 6:00pm   

Service Hour Opportunities:

Trinity Lutheran School needs volunteers for basketball tournaments over the next two weekends.  Please see Mr. Klug or call the Trinity office at 217.787.2323.  


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Love

Bible Verse:  Colossians 3:12-14:  “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience…Forgive as the Lord forgave you…And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Noah R

Basketball Update:

-The Boys Basketball team traveled to face Buffalo at Tri-City last night.  The JV won 49-47 in the most exciting game of the season.  The Varsity fell 62-33 in conference action. 

-The Lady Saders played in their Regional semi-final game against the #1 seed.  The girls battled and came within 6, but couldn’t quite handle the full court press and pressure from the Tigers.  The Saders fell short, but were led in points with 16 from Junior Makenna C. and 12 from Senior Miriam H.  

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl @ Athens Junior High School - 4:30pm

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Home vs. South County - 6 & 7:30   This is our last boys basketball home game.  Come out and support our teams!  The theme is Jersey Night.

Service Hour Opportunities:

Trinity Lutheran School is still in need of volunteers to help with basketball tournaments the next two weekends.  Please see Mr. Klug or call the Trinity office at 217.787.2323.  Remember to take a Service Hour form with you to get signed.


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, February 14, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Love

Bible Verse:  1 Corinthians 13:4-5:  “Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. NHS meets during break in Mrs. Quigg’s room.  
  2. Tomorrow night is our last boys basketball home game.  Come out and support our teams!  The theme is Jersey Night.

Basketball Update:

-The Boys team played a phenomenal game on Friday, even though they came up just short.  It was a fun environment and a great night of senior recognition.  Thank you to the fans for coming out and supporting our teams! Special thanks to MaLaya M. for rocking the National Anthem! 

-Led by the defensive efforts of Bianca A. and Greenlee D., the Lady Crusaders won their 1st regional game against Pawnee.  Leading scorers were Greenlee with 15 and Bianca with 12. The next game is tonight at 6pm.

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Tri-City - 6 & 7:30

Girls IHSA Regional games hosted at LuHi.  The 6:00 game is LuHi vs. Greenfield & the 7:30 game is South Fork vs. Routt.


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, February 11, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Kindness

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Make sure you know today’s schedule - where you are supposed to be and when.  The schedule is posted outside the office, under the TV in the Cafeteria, and outside Mr. McFadden’s office.  *Specifically, Freshmen and Sophomores need to know which room they are to go to for lunch!  For those who ordered Avanti’s, pick up your lunch at the kitchen window before going to your assigned lunch room, and also remember to pick up your FREE ice cream treat outside Mrs. McCulley’s office.  BE SURE TO THANK our Crusader Aider volunteers as you go through the line!!!

Also, when you are dismissed after lunch to go to the gym for the NHS Auction, you will sit in your class seating on the bleachers as you have all year.

  1. There is an NHS meeting during break in Mrs. Quigg’s room on Monday.  
  2. Winter Spirit Week Update:  

Going into the final day of competition, the current standings are:

Seniors are 4th with 289 points 

Sophomores are 3rd with 395 Points 

Freshmen are 2nd with 474 Points 

Juniors are 1st with 482 Points 

Basketball Update:

Both boys’ teams took tough losses to conference team, Nokomis, on the road last night.

Tonight’s Activity:

Varsity only Boys Basketball @ Home vs. Mt. Olive - 6:00pm   It’s Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, and Scholastic Bowl SENIOR NIGHT!!  Senior night activities begin promptly at 5:45.  Come out and celebrate the years of hard work by our seniors and then stay to cheer on our team.

Saturday’s Activities:

Varsity Girls Basketball IHSA Regional game @ Home vs. Pawnee - 1:00pm

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Lincolnwood Jr./Sr. High School - 5:00/6:30pm

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Josie B. in Life Skills for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Senior Ben W. in Spanish 4 for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework. Ben starts each day's class by looking up and reading his "Spanish word of the day." Not that we remember the word, but it is humorous to hear his random choices.

Junior Madelyn C. in AP U.S. History for consistent positive attitude, excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive effort in class or on homework.  She is the only student to attempt to prove that the Civil War was not an inevitable conflict.

Freshman Meena T. in PE for being a top player with her partner Clara and going undefeated in pool play.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Makenna C., in basketball, for her 1,000th career point. Due to the snow, she wasn’t able to be nominated last week and deserves to be honored for this incredible achievement.  

Senior Allison B., in cheer, for always coming to practice and games with a positive attitude.  She has been on the team for 1 year, and has been such a wonderful and valued team member!

Sophomores Tristyn C. and Jeremiah P., in basketball, for constant effort and great team-first attitudes on and off the court. 


7th Hour Announcements

-Tomorrow is your last chance to earn your class points by dressing in theme dress (LuHi Blue & White) and bringing in coins for Penny Wars. The afternoon games also provide a final chance for class points.

Penny Wars

4th with -389 Points and raising $6.61 = Juniors

3rd with -62 Points and raising $2.78= Sophomores

2nd with 324 Points and raising $7.24 = Seniors

1st with 2061 Points and raising 39.51 = Freshmen

Current places

4th with 289 points = Seniors

3rd with 395 Points = sophomores

2nd with 474 Points = Freshmen

1st with 482 Points = Juniors

-The NHS Auction is tomorrow after lunch!!! Remember to bring your $$$ with you in the morning so you are able to bid on one of the amazing items up for auction. All money raised supports the good work of our LuHi NHS!

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Kindness

Bible Verse:  Luke 6:30:  “Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods, do not demand them back.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Nathan C.

  1. We will be having a Severe Weather drill immediately following Chapel.  As soon as Chapel is dismissed, students should be released from classrooms and all students, faculty, and staff are to go directly to their assigned severe weather room.  If you don’t know where you are supposed to go, check the lists outside the office between your 2nd and 3rd hour class.
  2. The CACC representative will be here today during lunches. 
  3. A girls’ soccer open gym will be held today from 3:30-4:30.
  4. Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, and Scholastic Bowl Senior Night is tomorrow at 5:45pm, prior to the Varsity basketball game. 
  5. The NHS Auction is tomorrow!!!  Remember to bring your $$$ with you tomorrow to buy one of the wonderful items up for bid. Items include: Bulava Cookies, Mrs. Devine’s Homemade Items, Mrs. Gilman’s Tator Tot Meal, P.E. Pick One Activity for the Day, Mrs. Hennig’s Butter Cake, Vera Bradley Items, a Movie Basket, Puppy Chow, an Art Basket, Starbucks Items & Gift Cards, plus much, much more!!  
  6. Read the signs posted around the building for Friday’s schedule, which includes all lunch room assignments.   Freshmen and Sophomores, specifically, need to review the list. 
  7. For those who ordered Avanti’s, remember to pick up your lunch at the kitchen window before going to your assigned lunch room, and also remember that Crusader Aiders is handing out ONE free ice cream treat for each student, faculty and staff member.  The Crusader Aider table will be in front of Mrs. McCulley’s office.
  8. Winter Spirit Week Update:  

Tomorrow’s theme dress is LuHi Spirit Day. Wear your blue and white! 

Yesterday, the crusader statue was hiding outside the Chapel/Performing Arts Center by the LuHi backdrop. The Freshmen found it first. Remember, you can earn bonus points if you have more members of your class in your picture.  This morning, the crusader was accidentally covered up, and not in plain view.  You can now see him, so keep looking.

Today is also the last day to buy ice cream treats at lunch. I have several boxes of Ice Cream Sandwiches going for $1 per sandwich.

Penny War Standings

4th Place with -144 Points = Juniors

3rd Place with -100 Points = Seniors

2nd Place with -7 Points = Sophomores

1st Place with 3276 Points = Freshmen

Winning Penny Wars can net you 500, 375, 250, and 125 points for each respective place. If penny wars ended today with our current standings, the Freshmen would win by over 80 points and an over 300 point difference with the last place class. So, bring in those coins to raise more than the current $110.25 we have raised so far for Compass for Kids.

The current standings are:

4th Place @ 232 Points = Seniors

3rd Place @ 299 Points = Freshmen

2nd Place @ 340 Points = Sophmores

1st Place @ 355 Points = Juniors

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Nokomis High School - 6/7:30pm


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Kindness

Bible Verse:  Psalm 112:5:  “It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Last chance to turn in Avanti’s orders for Friday’s lunch.  Turn them into the office by the beginning of 5th hour!
  2. If you haven’t found your severe weather room assignment yet, you MUST find it TODAY!  The lists are posted in the hall outside the school office.  Ask if you need help.
  3. Honor Card applications due to Mr. Klug’s mailbox by 3:10pm today.
  4. Girls’ soccer open gyms today and tomorrow from 3:30-4:30.
  5. The CACC representative will be here tomorrow during lunches. 
  6. Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, and Scholastic Bowl Senior Night is Friday night.  
  7. Friday’s schedule is as follows:  Shortened classes from 8am-Noon.  Everyone eats lunch at noon  -  Avanti’s sub & chips, for those who ordered, may be picked up from the kitchen window.  Crusader Aider FREE ice cream may be picked up outside Mrs. McCulley’s office.  You may only take ONE, and there will be a non-dairy offering for those who require one.  Be sure to thank our volunteers !! After lunch, when dismissed over the intercom, you will go to the gym for the NHS auction (be sure to bring your $$$$ with you to make a purchase!), Spirit Week games, and a Winter Pep Rally.
  8. Winter Spirit Week Update:  

     Tomorrow’s theme dress is Monochrome Day. Everything you wear must be the same color. 

  Penny Wars: 

      2nd Place with -24 Points = Juniors

      1st Place with -20 Points = Seniors

      No coins have been donated to Sophomores or Freshmen, so they have no points for the competition. Penny Wars can net a class 500 points for winning.

   Yesterday, the crusader statue was hiding on the bottom shelf of the art display case at the east entrance. Bonus points if you have more members of your class in your picture.

   So far, we have raised $54.56 for Compass for Kids.

  Here are the standings as of yesterday:

     4th Place @ 140 Points = Seniors

     3rd Place @ 158 Points = Freshmen

     2nd Place @ 256 Points = Juniors

     1st Place  @ 309 Points = Sophmores


7th Hour Announcements

-Avanti’s orders are due tomorrow at Noon.

-A reminder that Spirit Week is NOT a free dress week. The ONLY way to wear clothing out of dress code, including sweatpants or athletic shorts of appropriate length, is if the items are incorporated into your theme dress outfit. Otherwise, you must be in dress code. At all times, you are to wear modest clothing that fits within the spirit of the dress code.

-On Friday, the National Honor Society is holding its annual all-school auction. Some of the items to be auctioned include:

Dream Dates Mrs. Devine’s Homemade Items Vera Bradley Items

Bulava Cookies Movie Basket Freshmen Serfs

Art Basket Mrs. Hennig’s Butter Cake Gum Basket

Car Care Basket Starbucks Items/Gift Cards Mrs. Gilman’s Tator Tot Meal

P.E. Pick One Activity for the Day Puppy Chow PLUS MANY MORE …

A FULL LIST OF ITEMS IS POSTED OUTSIDE OF MRS. QUIGG’S CLASSROOM.

The National Honor Society will only accept Cash or Check (payable to Lutheran High). No Credit Cards or Debit Cards allowed.

-Service Hour Opportunities:

Trinity is hosting basketball tournaments over the next three weekends. You may work any amount of time that fits your schedule. There are plenty of opportunities to earn service hours. Remember to take service hour forms with you to get signed. Please see Mr. Klug if you are interested.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

 Word of the Week is:  Kindness

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 19:17:  “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for this deed.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Take some time today to find your name and assigned room on one of the Severe Weather Room Assignment lists posted outside the school office. 
  2. Avanti’s orders and money are due tomorrow by noon.
  3. Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, and Scholastic Bowl Senior Night is Friday.  Come out and celebrate the years of hard work by our seniors and cheer on our boys basketball teams!
  4. For those not currently in a winter sport, the girls’ soccer team will hold open gyms on Wednesday and Thursday this week from 3:30-4:30.
  5. Honor Card applications are being accepted in Mr. Klug’s mailbox until 3:10pm tomorrow.
  6. The CACC representative will be here on Thursday during lunches.  If you are interested in attending CACC during your Junior/Senior years or you need more information about what CACC is, please visit the table and/or see Mr. Ebener. 
  7. Tomorrow’s theme dress day is Celebrity Day.  Dress like your favorite celebrity.  As always, please keep the spirit of the dress code in mind when selecting your outfit. 
  8. Friday’s schedule will be a little different.  From 8am-Noon, will be a shortened version of all 8 periods, then everyone will eat lunch at noon:  Seniors & Juniors in the Cafeteria, NHS members in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom, and Freshman & Sophomores will receive classroom assignments later in the week.  Avanti’s sub & chips, for those who order it, may be picked up from the kitchen window before heading to your assigned lunch area.  Crusader Aiders will be handing out FREE ice cream at lunch for all students, faculty, and staff.  Be sure to thank these volunteers as you go through the line outside Mrs. McCulley’s office!!  After lunch, NHS will be holding its annual all-school auction in the gym (be sure to bring your $$$$ with you on Friday to make a purchase!), followed by Spirit Week games, and a Winter Pep Fest.
  9. Winter Spirit Week Update:  

Penny Wars: No one has any points so far. Bring in pennies to add points for your class and silver coins to deduct points from the other classes—bonus points for rolled coins, $2 bills, and dollar coins.

Remember, the Crusader Statue is hiding in plain sight somewhere around the school. Your graduating class earns points based on how soon it finds and sends in the picture of him in his spot. If your class does not get a picture, you get no points. Bonus points if you have more members of your class in your picture.

So far, we have raised $22 for Compass for Kids.

Here are the standings as of yesterday:

4th Place @ 73 Points = Freshmen

3rd Place @ 74 Points = Seniors

2nd Place @ 132 Points = Sophmores

1st Place @ 143 Points = Juniors

Basketball Updates:

The Lady Crusaders played a tough Porta team last night. Led by the defensive effort of Siena S., the team kept the game close until Porta pulled away in the 3rd quarter. We play at home Saturday at 1 pm against Pawnee to begin Regionals.

The boys traveled to Greenview for a non-conference matchup.  The JV came away with a win, and the Varsity also won 87-52 due to a great effort by the whole team.  Great job, Saders!

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl @ Auburn - 4:30pm

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Home vs. Illini Central - 6/7:30pm


7th Hour Announcements

Tomorrow’s theme dress day is: Inside Out Day - wear all your external clothes inside out (underwear is NOT to be worn on the outside your clothing.)

Remember your coins for the Penny Wars competition!

Finally, for anyone who did not spot the crusader’s hiding place today, he was hiding by the fire extinguisher across from the lunch room. Happy hunting tomorrow!

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, February 7, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Kindness

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

Happy Birthday last Wednesday to:  Sophomore Ashlyn W.

                                    and Thursday to:   Senior Sydney B.

  1. Class meetings will take place during break today.  Seniors to Mrs. Koopman’s room, Juniors to the Chapel, Sophomores to the Cafeteria, and Freshmen to the Gym.
  2. This is Winter Spirit Week!!!  Review the posters around the building for all of the activities and dress up days taking place this week. Pictures of the hidden crusader statue must be emailed to Mr. Bulava to get credit.  Remember to put your pennies and other coins in the jars in Mr. Bulava's room. Point values for loose and rolled money is noted outside Mr. Bulava's room. Finally, Ice Cream drumsticks will be sold at lunch. All to raise money for Compass for Kids in Springfield.
  3. Severe Weather Room Assignment lists have been posted outside the school office.  Please look at the list and find your Severe Weather room by Wednesday.  If you have questions or need help finding your assigned room, please ask in the school office.
  4. If you are interested in ordering Avanti’s for lunch on Friday, orders and the $5.00 cost are due to the office by noon on Wednesday.  Forms are in the school office.   No orders will be accepted after noon on Wednesday.
  5. All Student Council members are to meet in Mr. Bulava’s classroom after school today.
  6. The first track practice is today at 3:30pm for those not in a winter sport. Please meet by the gym entrance.
  7. Boys Basketball Senior Night is Friday.  The Senior Cheerleaders and Scholastic Bowl members will also be recognized on Friday.

Swim Update:

At the end of January, Brett W. swam at the Artic Blast in Terre Haute, Indiana.  He qualified for Final Heats in all 10 of his races.  Brett swam several PR's for the season, and was the 2nd highest point scorer in his age group after swimming 16 races.  Then, over this past weekend, Brett swam at Illinois Wesleyan.  Brett was awarded the 2nd highest scores for his age group and team.  He was top 2 in all of his races. Go,Brett!!!  Sectionals will be in Edwardsville on Feb. 19th.

Tonight’s Activity:

Girls Varsity Basketball @ Home vs. Porta - 6:00pm

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Greenview High - 6 & 7:30pm


7th Hour Announcements

-LuHi Student Council is hosting the 2022 WINTER SPIRIT WEEK next week. See the posters around the school for all of the events taking place during the week. Monday’s Theme Dress day is Mathletes vs. Athletes - dress as a nerd or a jock.

-There is a planned Student Council meeting tomorrow after school in Mr. Bulava's room. IF we end up having snow days, the meeting will be on the first day we are back in session.

-Don’t forget to turn in your Avanti’s orders for next Friday’s lunch. Orders and money are due THIS Friday.  IF we have snow days this week, orders will be extended through Monday at noon.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Perserverance

Bible Verse:  Matthew 24:12-13:  “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Elijah K.

  1. Parents, please take some time today to review school closing/delay information in the Ledger.
  2. For next Friday’s Lunch, Feb. 11th, the Girls’ Basketball team is again selling an Avanti’s 8”sub sandwich and chips for $500.  Orders are due to the office by noon THIS Friday.  Forms are in the school office. 
  3. Please remember that on Wednesday mornings, students are not allowed in the academic hallway.  If you come to school early, you are to wait in the Learning Commons, Great Hall, or Cafeteria until the 8:45am bell.
  4. The first track practice will be Monday, Feb.7 at 3:30pm for those not in a winter sport. Please meet by the gym entrance. If you have questions, see Coach Hennig.
  5. A representative from CACC will host a table at lunch on Thursday.  If you are interested in attending CACC, please speak with the representative and also Mr. Ebener.  Other upcoming visits are Blackburn College on Feb. 7th and UMSL on Feb 9th.
  6. There are a couple of water bottles in the office.  If yours is missing, come see if someone found it.

Basketball Update:

It was a special night for the Lady Crusaders. Seniors Sienna S. and Mariam H. were both celebrated on Senior Night, and Junior Makenna C. scored her 1,000th point midway through the 2nd quarter on a contested layup. The team set the tone early with tough defense, which gave the team a quick lead that they never relented.  Makenna led the scoring with 16, followed by Elly C. with 12 for the conference win against Lincolnwood. 

Tonight’s Activity:

Scholastic Bowl @ Porta - 4:30pm


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, January 31, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Perserverance

Bible Verse:  Revelation 14:12:  “This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep His commands and remain faithful to Jesus.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Junior Class meeting today in the Chapel during break.  ALL Juniors must attend.
  2. Seniors in NHS will meet today during break time in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.
  3. Freshman Noah R. has been competing in a Springfield school-based hockey league and his last hockey game of the season is tonight at the Nelson Center @ 7pm.  Come cheer on our girls, then go support Noah in his efforts on the ice!
  4. The first track practice will be next Monday, Feb.7 at 3:30pm for those not in a winter sport. Please meet by the gym entrance. If you have questions, see Coach Hennig.
  5. Our college and military visits during lunch will start up again this week after almost a two year hiatus, pending the continued downturn in Covid cases.  This Thursday, a representative from CACC will host a table at lunch.  If you are interested in attending CACC, please speak with the representative and also Mr. Ebener about this cooperative arrangement that can take place during your Junior & Senior years at LuHi.  Other upcoming visits are Blackburn College on Feb. 7th and UMSL (University of Missouri, St. Louis) on Feb 9th.
  6. Girls’ Basketball is again selling Avanti’s 8”sub sandwich and chips for $5 for lunch next Friday, Feb. 11th. Order forms are in the school office. Forms are due back to the office by noon THIS Friday.

Tonight’s Activity:

Varsity Girls Basketball @ Home vs. Lincolnwood - 6pm   IT’S SENIOR NIGHT!!!!


7th Hour Announcements

For those students who auditioned for the Spring 1-act plays, the cast list is posted outside Mr. Zander's classroom. Please see Mr. Zander for a rehearsal schedule and Google Classroom code before you leave school today. Our first rehearsal is Monday after school!

All Spiritual Life members leading chapel at Trinity on Monday need to be at the school by 7:20am. Be sure to let your teachers know about your 1st and 2nd hour absences.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, January 28, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Friendship

Bible Verse:  1 John 4:11:  “Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Junior Class meeting during break in the Chapel.  All members of the Junior Class must attend this meeting.
  2. Girls Basketball Senior Night is Monday.  Please come out and celebrate with our senior girls who have given so much of themselves for LuHi Basketball!

Tonight’s Activity:

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Calvary - 6/7:30pm.  Wear your Springfield Rivalry T-shirts!

Saturday’s Activities:

Girls Varsity Basketball @ Tri-Valley High School - 10am

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Home vs. Auburn - 2 & 3:30pm

Academic Spotlight

Junior Andrew W., Drawing for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive effort in class or on homework.

Sophomore MaLaya M., Spanish 2 for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Sophomore Tad A., PE for his competitve spirit and striving to improve in Pickleball.

Activity Spotlight

Senior Josie B. and Freshman Allyson B. for their excellent performances at the Lutheran High Poetry Out Loud Competition.

Athletic Spotlight

Junior Geno D., boys basketball, for 23 points, 11 rebounds and his effort for 4 quarters in the 

Edinburg game.

Junior Elly C., girls basketball.  She has averaged 12 points a game over the last 3 games while being a 

defensive presence on the court in all of the games.

7th Hour Announcements

There has been a change to Monday’s meeting during break. The is NO prom committee meeting; HOWEVER, there will be a Junior Class meeting on Monday during break in the Chapel to discuss fundraising for prom. All members of the Junior Class must attend this meeting.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Friendship

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 12:26:  “The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Peyton H.

  1. Mr. Klug is accepting Honor Card applications in his mailbox until 3:05pm today. 
  2. Prom Committee will meet on Monday during break in Ms. Ericson’s classroom. 
  3. Girls Basketball Senior Night is Monday.  Boys Basketball Senior Night is Feb. 11th.  

Tonight’s Activities:

Girls Varsity Basketball MSM Conference game @ Pawnee - 6:00pm


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Friendship

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 17:17:  “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Clara B.

  1. Spring play auditions for our 1-act plays are today after school from 3:20-4:30 in the Chapel. Show titles and information, as well as the audition sign-up sheet, are posted outside Mr. Zander’s classroom. Please see Mr. Zander if you have questions.
  2. Boys Basketball Senior Night is Feb. 11th.  And a reminder that Girls Basketball Senior Night is coming up on Monday.
  3. Mr. Klug is accepting Honor Card applications in his mailbox until 3:05pm tomorrow.

Basketball Updates:

In a non-conference game last evening, the JV came away with the win, but the varsity suffered a loss.  

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl @ Home - 4:30pm


7th Hour Announcements

Final reminder that Spiritual Life meets tomorrow morning at 7:45 in Mr. Zander’s room. All members are to attend.

Auditions for the two 1-ACT spring plays will take place tomorrow after school from 3:20-4:30 in the Chapel. 1-ACTS are perfect for those who desire to get on the stage without having to commit to a full show, so please consider joining us! Show titles and information, as well as the audition sign-up sheet, are posted outside Mr. Zander’s classroom. Please see Mr. Zander today if you want more information. By the way...one of these shows may or may not involve wearing a giant chicken costume.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Friendship

Bible Verse:  Ecclesiastes 4:10:  “If either of them falls down, one can help the other up, but pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. ALL Spiritual Life members will meet tomorrow morning at 7:45am in Mr. Zander’s classroom.
  2. The cheerleaders are selling T-shirts for the Springfield Rivalry game vs. Calvary. The game is THIS FRIDAY!!!   There are ONLY 15 of each size available.  It’s first come-first served.  Cost is $15 each.  Delivery will be Thursday at the end of the school day in the great hall.  Money is due at time of pickup.   The signup sheet is in the office, but you must sign up TODAY!!!  Come support your boys b-ball team and the cheerleaders!

Basketball Updates:

-The second half defense by the Lady Crusaders in last night’s game allowed for a comeback to make it a 4-point loss against TCSV. Scoring was led by Makenna C. with 18 and Elly C. with 13. We play at Pawnee on Thursday.

-The JV boys traveled to Lincolnwood to face Nokomis in the Consolation Championship game.  The team cut its deficit from fifteen to three, but could not get over the hump, losing by 6.  Congratulations to Sophomore Torry K. for making the All-Tournament Team!

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl @Lincoln Community High School - 4:30pm

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Home vs. Carlinville - 6:00/7:30pm    The THEME is: USA or Patriotic!

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, January 24, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Friendship

Bible Verse:  1 Thessalonians 5:11:  “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Today at break:  NHS meets in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom, and track members, who are NOT in NHS, meet in the Bio room.
  2. Congratulations to Senior Josie B. for her amazing poetry recitations at the Lutheran High Poetry Out Loud Competition Thursday evening. Josie now advances to Regional competition on Thursday, February 10th at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. 
  3. Spiritual Life members will meet this Wednesday at 7:45am in Mr. Zander’s classroom.

Basketball Updates:

-The Lady Crusaders played another tight game on Friday in the Sangamon County Consolation Championship game. Unfortunately, in a point for point game, the girls fell by 3 in the final seconds.  The overall team defense is getting better every game. The defensive effort was led by Makenna C. with 6 steals and 10 deflections. The offensive effort was led by Elly C. with 13 pts.

-After a very tough schedule the first half of the season, the varsity boys were ready to battle Friday night against an MSM Conference foe: the Edinburg Wildcats. It was a hard fought game, but the Crusaders came up short in a tough 3-point loss. The effort was there and the team looks to improve off this gritty game. The team was led by Geno D. with 23, Torry K. added 14, Wes M. had 9, and Grant T. with 8.

Geno had 11 rebounds and Torry had 8.

-In the JV game on Friday, Tristyn C. sank two free throws with 27 seconds left to give the team a 54-51 win against Edinburg. The boys showed great all-around teamwork. The team then turned right around to play in Saturday’s Raymond Lincolnwood Tournament. Torry K. helped lead the team to victory.  They play in the consolation championship game tonight at 5:00pm in Lincolnwood. Good luck, boys. 

 Tonight’s Activities:

Boys JV Basketball @ Lincolnwood Tourney - 5:00pm

Girls Varsity Basketball @ Sangamon Valley High School - 6:00pm


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, January 21, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Forgiveness

Bible Verse:  Ephesians 9:32:  “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Monday’s break meetings:   NHS will meet in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom and track members, who are NOT in NHS, will meet in the Bio room.

 Tonight’s Activities:

Girls Varsity Basketball at the Sangamon County Tourney - County Consolation Championship game vs. Riverton at 5:00pm in Pawnee.

JV/V Boys Basketball @ HOME vs. Edinburg - 6:00/7:30pm.  The theme is Favorite Disney Character night!  The cheer team will be looking for the best dressed!

Saturday’s Activities:

Boys JV Tournament at Lincolnwood Jr/Sr High - 10:15am vs. Greenville & 11:45am-opponent TBA

Employment Opportunity:

Trinity Lutheran School’s Extended Care Program needs a teacher's aide. Hours are Monday-Friday from 3:30 - 5:30pm. Contact Trinity's School Office at 217-787-2323 if you are interested in applying. 

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Evan W., Sophomore Torry K., and Freshman Piper T. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and being top players in Lobster Ball.

Freshman Violet F. in Band for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership and consistent positive attitude.

 This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

The entire Gilrs Basketball Team for doing the little things in practice and the games to help make us better.

Junior Grady L., in Boys Basketball, for being a great teammate; working hard in practice, and his leadership both on and off the court. He is a great example of what a Crusader really is!

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Forgiveness

Bible Verse:  Luke 6:37:  “Do not judge, and you will not be judged.  Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.  Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshmen Reese and Regan R.

  1. Tomorrow is a FREE dress down day.  Please remember the guidelines for these days.  Sweatpants and athletic shorts of appropriate length are OK;  PJ pants and leggings/yoga pants are NOT acceptable.  If you are not sure what you can wear, ASK!  Clothing is always to remain in the spirit of the dress code.
  2. Friday’s boys Basektball theme is ‘Favorite Disney Character’!!!   Come dressed up as your childhood favorite Disney character and cheer on our teams!  The cheer team will be looking for the best dressed! 
  3. Monday’s break meetings:   NHS will meet in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom and track members, who are NOT in NHS, will meet in the Bio room.

Basketball Updates:

The Lady Crusaders came away with a hard fought win against TCSV to advance to the County Consolation Championship. They play Friday at 5 pm in Pawnee.

The Boys Fresh/Soph Basketball Team traveled to Pleasant Plains.  They played aggressive and showed some fight; however, finished on the losing side of the board, 36-31. 

Tonight’s Activities:

Poetry Out Loud Competition - 6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center

Employment Opportunity:

Trinity Lutheran School is in need of an additional teacher's aide in its Extended Care Program. Hours are Monday-Friday afternoons from 3:30 - 5:30pm. Please contact Trinity's School Office at 217-787-2323 if you are interested in applying for this position.


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

 Word of the Week is:  Forgiveness

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 28:13:  “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Blake S.

  1. LuHi’s school-wide Poetry Out Loud competition will be held tomorrow at 6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center. 
  2. Friday’s boys Basektball theme is ‘Favorite Disney Character’!!!   Come dressed up as your childhood favorite Disney character and cheer on our teams!  The cheer team will be looking for the best dressed! 
  3. ON MONDAY during break, NHS will meet in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  Also, for track members who are NOT in NHS, there will be a track meeting in the Bio room.  Just to clarify, ALL NHS members are to attend the NHS meeting!

Tonight’s Activities:

Girls Varsity Basketball at Sangamon County Tourney vs. Tri-City @ Pawnee HS - 6:00pm

Boys 9th Grade Basketball at Pleasant Plains - 6:00pm


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Forgiveness

Bible Verse:  Colossians 3:13:  “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Jeremiah K.

  1. Today is the last day to sign up for the Poetry Out Loud recitation contest.  Forms are outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  LuHi’s school-wide competition will be held this Thursday at 6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center. 
  2. There is NO PIZZA tomorrow.  For those who did not order Avanti’s last week, remember that you will need to bring a lunch tomorrow.  
  3. Girls Basketball Senior Night is Monday Jan. 31st.

Basketball Updates:

-The girls basketball team battled in the first round of the Sangamon County Tournament against the #1 seed, Pleasant Plains.  Forcing the game into overtime and almost creating a big upset, the ladies couldn’t finish it off, falling 37-33 in a hard-fought game.  

-The Boys Fresh/Soph team traveled to Auburn, but got into foul trouble during the fourth quarter, losing a close 46-41. The boys look forward to playing Wednesday to get back on track against Plains.

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl League play @ Home - 4:30pm


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, January 14, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Peace

Bible Verse:  Numbers 6:24-26  “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Elizabeth F.

                    on Saturday to:  Junior Blake B.

             and on Monday to:  Junior Savannah S.

  1. There are no Leardership meetinings today.  There will be a break after 3rd hour.
  2. Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and therefore, no school.  Enjoy your three-day weekend and we’ll see you at 8:00am on Tuesday.
  3. Tuesday is the last day to sign up for the Poetry Out Loud recitation contest.  Forms are outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.
  4. There is NO PIZZA on Wednesday.  For those who did not order Avanti’s, remember that you will need to bring a lunch.  
  5. Girls Basketball Senior Night is Monday Jan. 31st.

 Saturday’s Activity:

Varsity ONLY Girls Basketball @ Carlinville - 10:00am

Monday’s Activities:

Girls Varsity Basketball at the Sangamon County Tourney vs. Pleasant Plains @ Pawnee - 2:00pm

9th Grade Boys Basketball @ Auburn - 6:00pm

On Monday we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. Did you know that Dr. King once worked with members of the faculty of our former Concordia College in Selma, Alabama to help pave the way for Civil Rights legislation in 1965? He once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Please take some time Monday to remember this man of God who believed in the Promised Land of heaven…our perfect peace in Jesus.


DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Peace

Bible Verse:  John 16:33  “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Honor Card applications are being accepted in Mr. Klug’s mailbox until 3:10 today.
  2. Next week on Wednesday, January 19th, the girls basketball team will be serving Avanti’s Gondola sandwiches and chips for $5.00.  There will be no pizza served on that Wednesday.  Extra order forms are in the office.  Order forms and payment are to be turned in to the office by the end of day TODAY! NO late orders will be taken.  
  3. Continue to pick up submission forms to enter the national Poetry Out Loud Competition outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  Forms are due Jan. 18th.
  4. Girls Basketball Senior Night will now be Monday Jan. 31st.

No Activities Tonight


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Peace

Bible Verse:  Philippians 4:9 “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me - put it into practice.  And the God of peace will be with you.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Honor Card applications are being accepted in Mr. Klug’s mailbox until 3:10 tomorrow.
  2. Student Council will meet today at 3:15pm in Mr. Bulava's classroom.
  3. Next week on Wednesday, January 19th, the girls basketball team will be serving Avanti’s Gondola sandwiches and chips for $5.00.  There will be no pizza served on that Wednesday.  Extra order forms are in the office.  Order forms and payment are to be turned in to the office by the end of day on Thursday, January 13. We will keep giving reminders, but absolutely NO late orders will be taken.   
  4. Continue to pick up submission forms to enter the national Poetry Out Loud Competition outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  Forms are due Jan. 18th.
  5. Girls Basketball Senior Night will now be Monday Jan. 31st.

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl League match at home, start time is 4:30.

Boys Basketball vs Williamsville at LLCC, game time is 8:00.


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Peace

Bible Verse:  Colossians 3:15 “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Austin E.

  1. Next week on Wednesday, January 19th, the girls basketball team will be serving Avanti’s Gondola sandwiches and chips for $5.00.  There will be no pizza served on that Wednesday.  Extra order forms are in the office.  Order forms and payment are to be turned in to the office by the end of day on Thursday, January 13. We will keep giving reminders, but absolutely NO late orders will be taken.   
  2. Continue to pick up submission forms to enter the national Poetry Out Loud Competition outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  Forms are due Jan. 17th.

Girls Basketball Senior Night will NOT be Jan 13th.  Please keep listening for the rescheduled date.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, January 10, 2022

 Word of the Week is:  Peace

Bible Verse: Psalm 4:8 “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.”

Happy Birthday over this past weekend to:  Elijah J. on Saturday and Anna S. on Sunday 

                                                            and today to:  Sophomore David O.

  1. Class meetings will be held today during break.  Sophomores will meet in the Spanish room.
  2. On Wednesday, January 19th, the girls basketball team will be serving Avanti’s Gondola sandwiches and chips for $5.00.  There will be no pizza served on that Wednesday.  Order forms are being passed out today during Religion classes.  Order forms and payment are to be turned in to the office by the end of day on Thursday, January 13. We will keep giving reminders, but absolutely NO late orders will be taken.   
  3. Continue to pick up submission forms to enter the national Poetry Out Loud Competition outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  Forms are due Jan. 17th.
  4. Girls Basketball Senior Night will NOT be Jan 13th.  Please keep listening for the rescheduled date. 

Tonight’s Activities:

Boys basketball at Sangamon County Tourney @ LLCC vs. Tri-City - 8:00pm

Last week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Greenlee D., Girls Basketball.  With one of the team’s starters out during the Christmas Tournament, Greenlee averaged 10 points per game, but more importantly, she raised her overall game and showed leadership on the floor.

Junior Makenna C., Girls Basketball. Over the last 3 games, Makenna has averaged 25 points, 11 rebounds, 5 steals, and 4 blocks per game. 

The entire JV Boys Basketball Team for its effort and teamwork.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

 Word of the Week is:  Renewal

Bible Verse: Jeremiah 31:25: “I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Tristyn C.

  1. Girls Basketball Senior Night is Monday.  Come celebrate the years of hard work put in by these seniors as they wind down to their final LuHi game.  Then stay and enjoy both games, cheering our Lady Saders to victory!
  2. Continue to pick up submission forms to enter the national Poetry Out Loud Competition outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  
  3. This weekend some students will be attending the March for Life in Chicago.  There is a Diaper Drive challenge as a part of the event.  A box is by the main office if you would like to donate diapers for us to take along.  Please use sizes that a baby would need for their first year of life.  Thank you!

Boys Basketball Update:

The boys played a tough Griggsville Perry team.  The JV came out with a one point win nail biter to start the night.  The varsity team couldn’t find a groove and lost to an aggressive team.

Tonight’s Activities:

9th grade Boys Basketball @ Williamsville - 6:00pm


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Word of the Week is:  Renewal

Bible Verse: Romans 12:2: “Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Sam P.

  1. Welcome back to school!!  We hope everyone had a restful break.
  2. Girls Basketball Senior Night is Monday.  Come celebrate the years of hard work put in by these seniors as they wind down to their final LuHi game.  Then stay and enjoy both games, cheering our Lady Saders to victory!
  3. January 17th is the deadline to submit Poetry Out Loud applications.  Pick up the form outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  The school-wide competition will be at 6:30pm on Thursday, Jan. 20th in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  All LuHi students are eligible and encouraged to participate.
  4. Lunches have changed.  1st lunch classes are now: Study Hall, Contemporary History, Film, Astronomy, and Algebra A; 2nd lunch classes are:  Ceramics, Geometry, Calculus, PE, and Spanish 1.

 SERVICE HOUR OPPORTUNITY:

Last call for students who would like to earn service hours for volunteering at the Elementary Spelling Bee on Saturday.  See Mrs. Quigg if you can help.

 Girls Basketball Update:

Last night, the girls played hard for the entire game vs. Athens despite coming up just a few points short and being short-handed players. They never quit. The team is making progress and getting better every game. The Lady Crusaders’ leading scorer was Makenna C. with 20. 

 Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Boys Basketball @ home vs. Griggsville - 6/7:30pm


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

 Word of the Week is:  Salvation

Bible Verse: Acts 2:21: “And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

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

  1. Have a safe, fun, relaxing, and most of all, blessed Christmas, celebrating this most holy season with family and friends.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Salvation

Bible Verse:  Psalm 62:1: “Truly, my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from Him.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Phoebe C.

MANDATORY concussion impact testing is today, after the last final, at 11:45. Boys JV players, you will not have practice this week, BUT you still need to stay for today’s concussion testing.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, December 20, 2021

 Word of the Week is:  Salvation

Bible Verse:  1 Corinthians 15:22:  “For as in Adam, all will die, so in Christ, all will be made alive.”

Happy Birthday today to:   

  1. MANDATORY concussion impact testing tomorrow at 11:45. 
  2. Continue to see Mrs. Quigg regarding the Poetry Out Loud Competition and to help with the Elementary Spelling Bee.

7th Hour Announcements

Here are the results of the Ugly Christmas Sweater contest:
In 3rd Place, Phoebe C.
In 2nd Place, Allyson W.
And drum roll, please….our 1st place winner is…..Alex H!!!
An Honorable mention goes to Julia I.
Thank you to everyone who participated!!

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, December 17, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Longing

Bible Verse:  Romans 8:18:  “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”

Happy Birthday today to:   

  1. Tomorrow is the Student Council-hosted “Old Fashioned Christmas” Dance from 8-11pm.  Doors will open at 7:30.  If you are attending, make sure to review the student handbook regarding arriving late and leaving early at school dances.  These policies will be enforced.
  2. TODAY is the deadline for winter athletes to turn in the concussion impact testing forms to Mrs. McCulley.  The MANDATORY testing is on Tuesday at 11:45.  If you have questions, see Mrs. McCulley.
  3. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are semester exams.  Be sure that you have looked at the posted exam schedules AND that you have made the appropriate transportation arrangements for each day.  The school building closes after the last final on each day, except for those attending a supervised practice immediately after the last final.
  4. For those interested in the Poetry Out Loud Competition, please pick up a submission form outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.
  5. Lost and Found items are on the table in the Great Hall.  Anything left after 3:15pm today will be donated.

There are NO evening activities.

Saturday’s Activities:

JV/V Boys Basketball @ PORTA - 2:00pm/3:30pm

Christmas Dance - 8-11pm

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Peyton H., in Painting, for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Junior Max C., in Film as Literature, 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.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Makenna C., in Girls Basketball, for a great overall game vs. South Fork: 23 pts, 12 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block, and 0 turnovers. 

The Varsity Boys Basketball Team for playing together as a TEAM and leaving it all out on the floor during Friday night’s game vs. LSA.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Longing

Bible Verse:  Psalm 119:81:  “My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your Word.”

Happy Birthday today to:   

  1. For those students who expressed interest in the Chicago March for Life trip by signing up in the office, please attend a brief meeting today after Chapel - - in the Chapel.  Teachers, if a student is in your classroom, please excuse him/her immediately at the end of Chapel to head to the meeting.  Thank you!
  2. Voting for Christmas Dance King and Queen takes place today during lunches. See the student council reps at lunch to cast your ballot. You will rank your selections first to fourth for each, King and Queen, on the ballot.
  3. MANDATORY winter athlete concussion impact testing on Tuesday at 11:45.  Forms are due to Mrs. McCulley by tomorrow.  You don’t test, you don’t play!
  4. Be sure that you have looked at the semester exam schedules posted around the school AND that you have made the appropriate transportation arrangements for each day.  The school building closes after the last final on each day.  The only exception is a scheduled practice immediately after the last final.
  5. Friday is: 1.) Leadership team group parties in your leadership rooms, 2.) ugly Christmas sweater contest at lunch, and 3.) FREE break the dress code day.
  6. Last chance to claim Lost and Found for the semester.  It is on the table in the Great Hall.  Anything left after 3:15pm on Friday will be donated.

 There are NO evening activities.

SERVICE HOUR OPPORTUNITY:

Service hours are being offered to students who volunteer to help with the Elementary Spelling Bee on Saturday, Jan. 8th.  See Mrs. Quigg if you can help with the event.


7th Hour Announcements

-A reminder that the sophomore class has a FREE break the dress code day tomorrow.

-Voting for Christmas Dance King and Queen will take place tomorrow during lunches. See the student council reps at lunch to cast your ballot. You will rank your selections from first to fourth for each, King and Queen, on the ballot. The Christmas Dance King and Queen will then be announced at the dance at 8:15 pm. Doors at Poe’s will open at 7:30pm on Saturday.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Longing

Bible Verse:  Isaiah 26:9:  “My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you.  When your judgements come upon the Earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.”

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

  1. Congratulations to our Band, Choir, Madrigal singers, Jesters, Community instrumentalists, Pianist and Music Director on a wonderful Christmas performance.  Your hard work really showed last night!
  2. TODAY is the last day to turn in properly completed guest permission forms for Saturday’s Christmas Dance.  Due no later than 3:15 to the school office.
  3. All Student Council members will meet after school in Mr. Bulava’s classroom.
  4. The sophomore class has a FREE break the dress code day TOMORROW for winning the NHS canned food drive.
  5. Continue to pick up Poetry Out Loud Competition submission forms outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  All LuHi students are eligible to participate.  LuHi’s school-wide competition will be held the evening of January 20th.  Submission forms are due to Mrs. Quigg by January 17th, but signing up early allows for extra practice time over break!!  See Mrs. Quigg if you have questions.
  6. Winter athletes will do concussion impact testing on Tuesday at 11:45.  It will take approximately an hour.  Forms are due to Mrs. McCulley by THIS Friday.  This testing is MANDATORY to participate in a winter sport.
  7. Semester Exams are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.  Exam schedules are posted around the school.  Please review them.
  8. Did you think that you got all the use out of your ugly Christmas sweater at the boys' basketball game last Friday night?   Think again!  This Friday, we will have a school-wide contest as we celebrate the Christmas season with small leadership group parties in your leadership rooms and an ugly Christmas sweater contest at lunch.  For Leadership time, you may bring snacks to share; however, if you bring something to share, please make sure that it is prepared and packaged at a store, factory, bakery, or somewhere other than home AND be sure that the classroom is cleaned up before you leave it.  For the ugly Christmas sweater contest, start planning how your sweater will win over everyone and tell the world that you love Christmas.  And Finally, Friday will also be a FREE break the dress code day for everyone!

 There are NO evening activities.


7th Hour Announcements

-Student Council meeting tomorrow after school.

-If you haven’t purchased your Christmas Dance ticket yet, you have until 3:15pm TODAY to do so! Tickets are $25 each in the school office. Properly completed guest permission forms are due tomorrow.

-Do not park along the treeline in the EAST parking lot tomorrow morning. We will be trimming the trees between our lot and Lewis Memorial.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Longing

Bible Verse:  Psalm 73:25-26:  “Whom have I in heaven but you?  And Earth has nothing I desire besides you.  My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Happy Birthday today to:   

  1. TODAY is the last day to purchase your Christmas Dance tickets! They are $25 each in the school office.  Properly completed guest permission forms are due tomorrow.
  2. Semester Exams are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.  Exam schedules are posted around the school, as well as included in the November and December Ledgers.  Please read the information carefully so that you know where, when, and how you are to be for your semester exams.
  3. We will be having the trees in the EAST parking lot trimmed tomorrow.   There was some question last week as to which lot is which.  The EAST lot is the one that borders Lewis Memorial.  Do not park along that treeline tomorrow morning.
  4. Leadership Team Leaders will meet in Mr. Klug’s classroom at 8:45am tomorrow. 
  5. All Student Council members: please attend the meeting tomorrow after school in Mr. Bulava's classroom. Also, remember all Student Council members are required to help set up the dance on Friday after school. Those who cannot drive, please meet in Mr. Bulava's room after school and we will take a school bus over with the supplies.
  6. ALL Winter Athletes… Mandatory Concussion Impact Testing will be done next Tuesday, Dec. 21st, after the last final (11:45am).  This is NOT optional.  A memo and form was sent to you yesterday in class.  The form must be completed and returned to Mrs. McCulley by this Friday.  The testing takes approximately 45 min to 1 hour.

Tonight’s Activities:

Christmas Music Concert - 7pm  in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center


7th Hour Announcements

LuHi….Here is your 2021 Christmas Court, as determined by the senior class...

Boys: Ryan R., Josh M., Caleb S., and Sean M.

Girls: Allison B., Siena S., Elizabeth F., and Josie B.

The student body will vote on the King and Queen later this week.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, December 13, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Longing

Bible Verse:  Psalm 130:5:  “I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope.”

Happy Birthday today to:   

  1. NHS meets at break in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.
  2. Car keys were found in the grass by the gym on Saturday.  If you lost them, please come to the office after announcements.
  3. The Christmas Music Concert is tomorrow at 7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.   Please come support the efforts of our LuHi music students while enjoying the music of this Christmas season.
  4. Christmas Dance tickets are on sale in the school office for $25 each through tomorrow.  If you plan to take a guest, properly completed permission forms are due Wednesday.

Service Hour Opportunity:

Service hours are being offered to students who volunteer to help with the Elementary Spelling Bee on Saturday, Jan. 8th.  See Mrs. Quigg if you can help with the event. 

Tonight’s Activities:

Musical cast reveal and read-through - 3:30-5:30

Musical Student AND Parent/Guardian meeting at 6:30pm - Chapel/Performing Arts Center

V/JV Girls Basketball @ Home vs. South Fork - 6:00V/7:30JV


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, December 10, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Blessings

Bible Verse:  Ephesians 1:3-4:  “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him.”

Happy Birthday today to:   

  1. For Leadership, you will be going to your regular leadership classrooms.  Please bring a writing utensil and markers and/or colored pencils, if you have them.
  2. This is the last day to sign up in the office to indicate your interest in going to the March for Life in Chicago on Saturday, January 8.  This sign up is just gauging interest only.
  3. NHS will meet at break on Monday in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.
  4. The musical cast reveal and read-through will be from 3:30-5:30 on Monday with a parent/guardian and student meeting at 6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.
  5. The Band, Choir, Madrigal singers and Jesters have all been working hard to prepare for their Christmas Music Concert.  Please come support their efforts on Tuesday at 7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.
  6. The Student Council-hosted Christmas Dance is NEXT Saturday from 8-11pm at Poe’s on the Hill.  Tickets are $25 each and currently on sale in the school office through Tuesday.  If you plan to take a guest, guest permission forms are in the school office.  Completed forms are due on Wednesday.

Service Hour Opportunity:

Earn service hours by helping with the Lutheran High School Elementary Spelling Bee from 8:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, January 8th.  Help is needed with set up, registration, and scoring. Please contact Mrs. Quigg if you are interested in helping with this event. 

 Tonight’s Activities:

Musical callbacks after school in the music room

Varsity ONLY Boys Basketball @ Home vs. Decatur - 6:30pm.  It’s Ugly Christmas sweater night!!!

 Saturday’s Activities:

JV/V Girls @ Home vs. Warrensburg-Latham - 2 & 3:30pm

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Greenlee D. in Health for excellent participation, behavior and leadership, consistent positive attitude, and a great test score.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Grant T., Boys Basketball, has improved his all-around game and it shows on the court.

Senior Miriam H., Girls Basketball, over the last 3 games, her defensive presence has helped to establish the team's overall presence.


7th Hour Announcements

-Mark your calendars to attend Tuesday night’s music concert at 7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center!

-Service Hour Opportunity:

Earn service hours by helping with the Lutheran High School Elementary Spelling Bee from 8:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, January 8th. Many hands are needed to help with set up, registration, and scoring. Please contact Mrs. Quigg if you are interested in helping with this event.

-TOMORROW MORNING’S BEFORE-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:

7:30am Band rehearsal

7:30-7:55am class ring pick up in the Chapel lobby

$1 StuCo dress down day

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Blessings

Bible Verse:  Deuteronomy 28:2:  “and all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God.”

Happy Birthday today to:   Junior Brayden L.

  1. Band rehearsal tomorrow morning at 7:30am.
  2. Musical auditions continue today after school in the music room; callbacks tomorrow.
  3. Class ring pick up tomorrow morning from 7:30-7:55am in the Chapel lobby.  
  4. Tomorrow is a $1 dress down day hosted by Student Council.
  5. It’s Ugly Christmas sweater night at the boys’ basketball games tomorrow.  Come cheer on our Crusaders dressed in your ugliest Christmas sweater! 
  6. Sign up continues in the office through tomorrow for anyone interested in the possibility of going to the March for Life in Chicago on Saturday, January 8.

7th Hour Announcements

There is NO Scholastic Bowl practice tonight.

Musical auditions will be held in the music room.

7:30am Madrigal practice tomorrow morning.

8:00am Senior Athlete pictures.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Blessings

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

Happy Birthday today to:   Junior Tyler Y.

  1. StuCo meets today after school in Mr. Bulava's room. 
  2. Honor Card applications are due to Mr. Klug’s mailbox by 3:05pm today.
  3. Madrigals rehearse tomorrow morning at 7:30am.
  4. Senior athlete picture retakes tomorrow morning at 8am in the Chapel lobby.  Please wear jeans, sneakers, and your favorite LuHi shirt for the pics.  Mrs. McCulley will collect senior athletes from classrooms when the photographer is ready for them.  Teachers, please do not send athletes before Mrs. McCulley comes to get them.  Thank you.
  5. Musical auditions for “Charlotte’s Web” are today and tomorrow after school; callbacks on Friday if needed.
  6. Jostens’ class ring order pick up is Friday morning from 7:30-7:55am in the Chapel lobby.  Remaining balances are due at pick up.
  7. Friday is a $1 dress down day hosted by Student Council.
  8. Friday night’s boys’ basketball theme will be Ugly Christmas sweater.  Come cheer on our Crusaders dressed in your best (aka, ugliest) Christmas sweater! 
  9. Anyone interested in the possibility of going to the March for Life in Chicago on Saturday, January 8, please sign up on the sheet in the office by the end of this week!  If you have questions, see Mrs. Hennig.
  10. Continue to pick up submission forms outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom to enter the national Poetry Out Loud Competition.  

Basketball Update:

The boys basketball team traveled to Pawnee for a conference match up.  JV started the night with a good team win 48-30.

The varsity team had a tough 43-48 loss to the Indians. The effort was there, but there seemed to be a lid on the rim. Keep working boys!


7th Hour Announcement

-Band rehearsal at 8:15 tomorrow morning.

-Mrs. Dolen’s after school session will end at 3:40pm today. Please make the necessary pick-up adjustments, if needed.

-For those who park in the WEST lot, do not park along the fenceline tomorrow morning. We will be trimming the treeline.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, December 7, 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:  

  1. For those who park in the WEST lot, do not park along the fenceline tomorrow morning.  We will be trimming the treeline.
  2. Band rehearsal at 8:15 tomorrow morning.
  3. Senior Athlete picture retakes are Thursday morning at 8am.  
  4. Musical auditions are tomorrow and Thursday; callbacks (if needed) on Friday. Please sign up today.
  5. Jostens will be here before school on Friday from 7:30-7:55am to distribute class ring orders.  Remaining balances are due at pick up.
  6. Christmas dance tickets are on sale in the school office for $25 per ticket.  Ticket sales end next Tuesday and guest forms are due next Wednesday.
  7. Mr. Klug is accepting Honor Card applications in his mailbox until 3:05pm tomorrow.  This is the last application date for this semester.
  8. Friday night’s boys’ basketball theme will be Ugly Christmas sweater.  Come cheer on our Crusaders dressed in your best (aka, ugliest) Christmas sweater!  

Basketball Update:

The Lady Crusaders lost a hard fought game. Despite Meridian’s hot shooting, the girls never gave up. Scoring was led by Makenna C. and Elly C., while the defensive spark came from Miriam H. 

Tonight’s Activities:

Jester rehearsal at 3:15pm in the Chapel

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Pawnee - 6:00/7:30

Today In History... marks the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and other areas within the Hawaiian islands; and is also National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.  80 years ago, today, this military attack on U.S. soil led the U.S. to officially enter World War II in December 1941.

Just before 8:00am on that Sunday morning, Japanese planes began a surprise air raid on Pearl Harbor which destroyed or damaged 20 American naval vessels and over 300 aircraft.  2,403 American lives were lost as a result of the attack – including Navy personnel, Marines, Army members, and civilians.  The USS Arizona was hardest hit, with nearly half the total loss of life coming from service members aboard this vessel alone.

Each year, remembrance events are held at the Memorial, culminating in a commemoration ceremony on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. This year’s Pearl Harbor anniversary commemoration theme is Valor, Sacrifice, and Peace, focusing on heroic courage in the face of danger, the sacrifices made by members of the military both during and after the bombing, and the difficult path to peace upon which America found herself 80 years ago.      

We are thankful to our Lord for those who sacrificed for the safety of our country.             (adapted from Lucas, Melissa. MilitaryConnection. 2021)

7th Hour Announcements

The following music rehearsals are taking place this week to prepare for next Tuesday’s music concert. If you are involved, please take note:

Tomorrow morning @ 7:30am - Madrigal Singers

Tomorrow after school in the Chapel - Jester practice

Wednesday morning @ 8:15am - Band rehearsal 

Thursday morning @ 7:30am - Madrigal Singers

Friday morning @ 7:30am - Band rehearsal 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, December 6, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Blessings

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 10:22:  “The blessing of the Lord brings wealth without painful toil for it.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Leadership Team Leaders will meet in Mr. Klug’s classroom  today at break.
  2. Also at break, the choir will meet in the music room.
  3. The Madrigal Jesters will be rehearsing after school tomorrow in the Chapel.
  4. Senior Athlete picture retakes are Thursday morning at 8:00am.  Please wear jeans, sneakers, and your favorite LuHi shirt.  Seniors with late arrival, please be sure to be here by 8:00am on Thursday.
  5. Musical auditions are on Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:30, and Callbacks (if needed) on Friday from 3:30-4:30. Please sign up in one of the following places: outside Mr. Zander's classroom, on the Art Room bulletin board, or outside the music room.
  6. Jostens will be here before school on Friday from 7:30-7:55am to distribute class ring orders.  If you ordered a class ring, please be here early that day to meet with the Josten’s rep.  Any remaining balance is due at the time of ring pick up.
  7. Continue to pick up submission forms outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom to enter the national Poetry Out Loud Competition.  All LuHi students are eligible to participate.  LuHi’s school-wide competition will be held on Thursday, January 20th in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center, beginning at 6:30pm.  Forms are due to Mrs. Quigg by Monday, January 17th.
  8. Christmas dance tickets are on sale in the school office for $25 per ticket.  Ticket sales end next Tuesday, Dec. 14th and guest forms are due by Dec. 15th.

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Girls Basketball @ Meridian - 6:00JV/7:30V


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, December 3, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Promise

Bible Verse:  Luke 1:37:  “For the word of God will never fail.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. For those interested in spring Track & Field, the sign up sheet will be posted outside the Bio room until the end of school today.
  2. Senior Athlete picture retakes are on Thursday at 8:00am.
  3. Continue to pick up submission forms for the Poetry Out Loud Competition outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  
  4. Christmas dance tickets are currently on sale in the school office for $25 per ticket.  
  5. Have you ever wanted permission to act like a wild animal? Maybe your parents once said you were acting like one? If the answer to either one of those questions is YES, then you should show up at auditions for Charlotte's Web the Musical next week. It's LuHi's first musical in 2 years! Auditions are on Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:30, and Callbacks (if needed) on Friday from 3:30-4:30. Please sign up in one of the following places: outside Mr. Zander's classroom, on the Art Room bulletin board, or outside the music room. If you would like pre-audition materials, please see Mr. Zander. 

Basketball Update:

The Lady Crusaders battled hard last night against a tough Nokomis team, falling short, 37-36.  The defensive effort was done by the entire team, but was anchored by Makenna C. against their best player.

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Routt - 6:00/7:30pm

Saturday’s Activities:

JV Girls Basketball @ Home vs. Lincolnwood/Morrisonville - 11:00am

Varsity Girls Basketball @ Home vs. Litchfield - 12:30pm

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Riverton - 4:00/5:30pm

An Announcement about the Boys’ game in Riverton:  if you come to the game in LuHi gear and sit in the student section, you will be entered into a drawing for a  gift card!!!  The cheer coaches will draw a winner during the 4th quarter!!   Come, be loud, and have fun!!! 

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Josh M., in Algebra 2, for consistent positive attitude and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

Junior Hannah B., in Algebra 2, for consistent positive attitude and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

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

Sophomore Nathan C., in Spanish 2, for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework. He volunteers answers in Spanish class and pays close attention to what's being taught. Nathan displays a positive attitude and helps his classmates when asked, and is always willing to volunteer to take messages from the office during Study Hall.

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

Freshman Aislyn C., in Algebra, 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:  Maggie K., Ashlyn W., and Tristyn C.

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

The Lutheran High School Chapter of the National Honor Society for excellent leadership and participation with the NHS Canned Food Drive, Fall NHS Induction, and hosting the November Break the Dress Code days.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

The Girls Basketball Team for its 4th place finish at the Waverly Turkey Tourney with minimal practice time and new coach. 

Junior Wes M., Boys Basketball, for his play at Hartsburg. He had a double-double with 14 rebounds and 12 points. He also had 5 hustle plays.

7th Hour Announcements

Leadership Team Leaders…please check your email for materials for tomorrow's leadership groups. If you have questions, please see Mr. Klug after school or tomorrow.

Also, a correction from this morning’s announcements…..there will NOT be a Student Council meeting during break on Monday.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Promise

Bible Verse:  Philippians 4:6-7:  “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. At the Routt / LuHi Football closing banquet, Eli O., Christian L., and Jordan J. all lettered and received their varsity pin; and Gabe H. received his JV letter.  In addition, Eli O. received the WIVC sportsmanship award for displaying exemplary sportsmanship during the 2021 season. Congratulations to all of our LuHi football players on their accomplishments!
  2. Track & Field sign up is posted outside the Biology room through Friday.  If you have questions, see Mrs. Hennig or Mr. Ennis.
  3. Jostens will be here before school NEXT Friday, Dec. 10th from 7:30-7:55am to distribute class ring orders.  If you ordered a class ring, please be here early that day to meet with the Josten’s rep to pick up your ring.  Any remaining balance is due before you may get your ring.
  4. Senior Athlete pictures will be retaken next Thursday at 8:00am.  Please wear jeans, sneakers, and your favorite LuHi shirt.
  5. Student Council will meet on Monday during break in Mr. Bulava’s classroom.
  6. LuHi students interested in participating in the Poetry Out Loud Competition, a national poetry recitation competition, must pick up a submission form outside of Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  The first leg of the competition is school-wide and will be held on Jan. 20th at 6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  Please contact Mrs. Quigg with questions or for more information. 
  7. ‘An Old Fashioned Christmas’ dance tickets are on sale in the school office.  The deadline to purchase tickets is Dec. 14th.  The deadline to submit completed guest permission forms is Dec. 15th.  See a Student Council member or ask in the school office if you have questions.
  8. Spring musical auditions are next Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:30 and callbacks (if needed) will be on Friday from 3:30-4:30. Sign up for an audition date outside of Mr. Zander's classroom. See Mr. Zander if you are interested in pre-audition materials. 

Tonight’s Activities:

Baseball parent/student meeting - 5:30pm in the Cafeteria

V/JV Girls Basketball @ Home vs. Nokomis - 6:00V/7:30JV


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Promise

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Josie B.

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

Boys Basketball Update:

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

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

 Girls Basketball Update:

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


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Promise

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Jennifer P.

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

Basketball Update:

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

 Tonight’s Activities:

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

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

 Community News:

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DAILY SHIELD

Monday, November 29, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Promise

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

Happy Birthday today to: Freshman Dalton B.

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

Basketball Updates:

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

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

Tonight’s Activity:

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


7th Hour Announcements

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Thankfulness

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

Happy Birthday on Friday to:  Junior Hannah S.

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

Basketball Updates:

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

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

 Tonight’s Activity:

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

 Wednesday’s Activity:

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

 Friday’s Activity:

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

 Saturday’s Activity:

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


7th Hour Announcements

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

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

Tonight’s Activities:

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, November 22, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Thankfulness

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, November 19, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Praise

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

Happy Birthday tomorrow to:  Junior Maddie C.

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

 Basketball Update:

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

 Tonight’s Activities:

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

Fall play performance - 7pm

 Saturday’s Activities:

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

Fall play performance - 3pm

 Sunday’s Activity:

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

 This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

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

 This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

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


7th Hour Announcements

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Praise

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

Tonight’s activities:

The final tech week rehearsal - 4-8pm

Girls Basketball @ Home vs. Williamsville - 6pm


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Praise

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

 Tonight’s activities:

Crusader Aider meeting in the cafeteria - 6pm

Sports Rules meeting in the gym - 7pm


7th Hour Announcements

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

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Praise

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

Girls Basketball Update:

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


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, November 15, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Praise

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

Diving Update:

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

Volleyball Update:

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

Today's Activity:

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


7th Hour Announcements

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

     Freshmen - 267

     Sophomores - 179

     Juniors - 143

     Seniors - 156

     “Senior Seniors” – 42

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

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Patience

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

Saturday’s Activities:

State continues for Abigail and the Volleyball team

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

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

Sunday’s Activity:  

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

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

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

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

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

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

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

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

A Short History of Veterans’ Day

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

7th Hour Announcements

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

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

  Freshmen – 182

  Sophomores – 68

  Juniors – 101

  Seniors – 121

  And the “senior seniors” – 35

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

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

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

And remember, we DO have school tomorrow.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Patience

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Greenlee D.

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

7th Hour Announcements

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

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

There will be NO StuCo meeting after school tomorrow.

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

-Freshmen have 27 items

-Sophomores 31

-Juniors – 56

-Seniors have 69 items

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

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

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

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

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

Daily Shield

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Word of the Week: Patience

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

Happy Birthday today to: Sophomore Emily F.

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

7th Hour Announcements

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

Here are the current NHS Food Drive standings:

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

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, November 8, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Patience

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

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

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

 Service Hour Opportunities:

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

Diving Update:

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

Volleyball Update:

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

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

A couple additional announcements for Students, Faculty and Staff:

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

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

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


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, November 5, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Grace

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

Tonight’s Activity

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

Service Hour Opportunities:

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

 This week’s Academic spotlight shines on:

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

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

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

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

 This week’s Athletic spotlight shines on:

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


7th Hour Announcement

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

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

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

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

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Grace

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

Volleyball Update:

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

 Service Hour Opportunities:

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

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

 

7th Hour Announcements

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

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Grace

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Zade K.

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

    Monday-Friday:  NHS Canned Food Drive.

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

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

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

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

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

Tonight’s activity:

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

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

Service Hour Opportunity:

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


7th Hour Announcements

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Grace

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Cameron C.

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

Volleyball Update:

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

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

 Tonight’s activity:

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

Service Hour Opportunity:

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


7th Hour Announcements

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

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, November 1, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Grace

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

Cross Country Update:

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

 Tonight’s activity:

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


7th Hour Announcements

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, October 29, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Change

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Grace F.

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

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

Volleyball Update:

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

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

Saturday’s activity:

Cross Country IHSA Sectionals @ Elmwood - 10am

Service Hour Opportunity:

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

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

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

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

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

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

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

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

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

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

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

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


DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Change

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Mason K.

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

 Volleyball Update:

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

 Service Hour Opportunity:

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

7th Hour Announcements

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

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Change

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

Tonight’s Activity:

IHSA regional action at LuHi…

The 5:30 game is LuHi vs. New Berlin

The 6:30 game is Greenfield vs. Routt

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


7th Hour Announcements

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Change

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Christopher C.

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

 Tonight’s Activity:

IHSA regional action at LuHi…

The 5:30 game is Greenfield vs. Greenview 

The 6:30 game is Routt vs. Bunker Hill

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

Information in our LuHi Family...

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

7th Hour Announcements

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, October 25, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Change

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

 Service Hour Opportunity:

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


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, October 22, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Humility

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

Happy Birthday tomorrow to:  Sophomore Anna B.

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

 Volleyball Update:

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

 Saturday’s Activities:

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

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

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

 The Academic Spotlight for the last two weeks shines on:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Humility

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

 Tonight’s Activities:

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


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Humility

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

Volleyball Update:

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

 Cross Country Update:

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

 Service Hour Opportunity:

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


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Humility

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

Volleyball Update:

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

 Tonight’s Activity:

Cross Country @ Beardstown - 4:30pm

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


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, October 18, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Humility

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

 Tonight’s Activity:

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

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

 Association Church News:

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


7th Hour Announcements

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

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

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

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

Service Hour Opportunity SOS:

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, October 15, 2021

Phrase of the Week is:  God’s Image

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

Happy Birthday tomorrow to:  Junior Autumn B.

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

 Tonight’s Activity:

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

 Saturday’s Activity:

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


7th Hour Announcements

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

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Phrase of the Week is:  God’s Image

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

 Community Event:

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

 Volleyball Update:

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

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

Soccer Update:

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


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Phrase of the Week is:  God’s Image

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

 Volleyball Update:

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

 Today’s Activities:

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


7th Hour Announcements

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

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

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Phrase of the Week is:  God’s Image

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

 Soccer Update:

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

 Today’s Activities:

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


Word of the Week is:  Prayer

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

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

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

Soccer Update:

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

 Volleyball Update:

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

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

 Saturday’s Activities:

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

**This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

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

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

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

**This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

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

**This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

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

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

7th Hour Announcements

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

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

Service Hour Opportunities:

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Prayer

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Becca A.

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

 Soccer Update:

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

 Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ Meridian - 4:30pm

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

  Blue and come cheer on our Lady Saders! 

Football @ Triopia - 7:00pm


7th Hour Announcements

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

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Prayer

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Simon K.

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

 Cross Country Update:

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

 Today’s Activities:

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

 Service Hour Opportunity:

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

7th Hour Announcements

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Prayer

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

Soccer Update:

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

Today’s Activities:

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

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


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, October 4, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Prayer

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

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

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

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

 Volleyball Update:

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

Soccer Update:

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

 Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ Home vs. Beardstown - 5:00pm


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, October 1, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Teaching

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

Happy Birthday tomorrow to:  Freshman Isabella S.

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

Service Hour Opportunity:

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

Volleyball Update:

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

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

Today’s Activities:

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

Saturday’s Activities:

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

Soccer @ Home vs. Southeast - 10:00am

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

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

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

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

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

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

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

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


DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Teaching

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

Service Hour Opportunity:

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

Soccer Update:

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

 Today’s Activities:

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


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Teaching

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Chalen G.

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

 Volleyball Update:

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

Soccer Update:

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

Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ Pleasant Plains - 4:30


DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Teaching

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

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

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

Service Hour Opportunity:

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

Volleyball Update:

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

 Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ Home vs. Argenta - 4:30

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


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, September 27, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Teaching

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

Service Hour Opportunity:

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

 Volleyball Update:

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

 Today’s Activities:

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


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, September 24, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Joy

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

Happy Birthday on Saturday to:  Senior Alexander C.

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

Service Hour Opportunity:

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

Soccer Update:

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

Volleyball Update:

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

No Activities Today

Saturday’s Activities:

Cross Country @ Lincoln Park - 10:30am

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

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

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

 This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

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

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

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

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

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

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

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

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

 This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

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

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

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


7th Hour Announcements

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

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Joy

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Aaron S.

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

 Soccer Update:

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

 Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ Home vs. Meridian- 4:00

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


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Joy

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

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

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

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

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

             points for your class!

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

 Cross Country Update:

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

Volleyball Update:

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

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

 Today’s Activities:

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

Soccer @ Home vs. Athens- 4:30


7th Hour Announcements

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Joy

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

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

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

Soccer Update:

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

 Today’s Activities:

Cross Country @ Pittsfield High School - 4:30

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


7th Hour Announcements

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

Just a reminder that tomorrow is Neon colors day.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, September 20, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Joy

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

Football Update:

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

 Volleyball Update:

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

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

 Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ Home vs Staunton - 4:30pm


7th Hour Announcements

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

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

Today’s Activities:

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

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

Saturday’s Activities:

Varsity Volleyball Tournament continues at New Berlin

JV Volleyball Crusader Classic beginning at 9:00am

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, September 17, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Servanthood

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

 This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

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

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

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

 Also nominated:  Ethan T. in Trigonometry

 This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

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

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

Today’s Activities:

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

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

Saturday’s Activities:

Varsity Volleyball Tournament continues at New Berlin

JV Volleyball Crusader Classic beginning at 9:00am

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


DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Servanthood

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

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

7th Hour Announcement

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Servanthood

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

7th Hour Announcements

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

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

Monday SPACE CHARACTER DAY

Dress up as your favorite space character either real or fictional

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

Tuesday OUT OF THIS WORLD COLOR DAY

Dress up in bright neon colored clothes. Normal schedule.

Wednesday FRAT/SORORITY VS. FARMER

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

Thursday COLOR COORDINATION DAY

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

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

Friday SCHOOL & CLASS SPIRIT DAY

Dress up in school colors or your class t-shirt

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

Saturday SPIRIT WEEK DANCE

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Servanthood

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Abigail B.

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

 Soccer Update:

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


DAILY SHIELD

Monday, September 13, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Servanthood

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

 Cross Country Update:

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

 Swim/Dive Update:

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

 Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ Taylorville High School - 4:30

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


7th Hour Announcements

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

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

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, September 10, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Spirit

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

 Soccer Update:

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

 Volleyball Update:

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

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

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

Today’s Activities:

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

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

Saturday’s Activities:

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

Cross Country Invitational @ Petersburg - 10:00am

Soccer @ Home vs. Litchfield - 10:00am

 This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

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

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

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

 This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

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

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

Finally, in observance….

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

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

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


7th Hour Announcements

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

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Spirit

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

 Soccer Update:

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

Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ Home vs. Riverton - 4:30

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


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Spirit

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Miles K.

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

Volleyball Update:

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

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

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

 Today’s Activities:

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

Service Hour Opportunities:

There are still 3 upcoming service hour opportunities….

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

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


7th Hour Announcements

Math Mana after school in Mrs. Koopman’s classroom

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

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

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

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Spirit

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Alyssa S.

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

Today’s Activities:

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

Service Hour Opportunity:

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

Crossroad Session Dates:

Session 1 runs from September 15 - October 13

Session 2 runs from October 20 - November 17

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


7th Hour Announcements

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

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

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

Have a wonderful, long weekend!

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, September 3, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Encouragement

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Bianca A.

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

 This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

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

 This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

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

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

 Today’s Activities:

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

   3:15 for students to start completing audition forms.

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

-Football @ Carrollton - 7:00pm

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


DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Encouragement

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Brett W.

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

Soccer Update:

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

Today’s Activities:

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

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

Volunteer Opportunity:

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

7th Hour Announcements

StuCo will meet after school today.

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

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Encouragement

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

Soccer Update:

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

Volleyball Update:

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

Today’s Activities:

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

Volunteer Opportunity:

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

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Word of the Week is:  Encouragement

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

 Today’s Activities:

Cross Country at Jacksonville Community Park - 4:30

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

Volleyball at Pawnee - 6:00 & 7:15


7th Hour Announcements

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

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, August 30, 2021

Word of the Week is: Encouragement

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

Happy Birthday today to:

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

Football Update:

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

Soccer Update:

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

Volleyball Update:

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

Service Hour Opportunities:

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

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

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

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

7th Hour Announcements

Volleyball Update from last night:

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, August 27, 2021

Word of the Week is: Fellowship

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

Happy Birthday on Saturday to: Freshman Katelyn M.

and on Sunday to: Junior Wes M.

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

Soccer Update:

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

Today’s Activities:

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

Saturday’s Activities:

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

Varsity Volleyball @ Home - Crusader Classic Tournament

Service Hour Opportunity:

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

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

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

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

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

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

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

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

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

7th Hour Announcements

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

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

Volleyball Announcements:

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

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

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Word of the Week is: Fellowship

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

Happy Birthday today to: Freshman Dawson F.

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

Today’s Activities:

Soccer @ Home vs. Athens - 4:30pm

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

Service Hour OR Employment Opportunity:

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

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Word of the Week is: Fellowship

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

Happy Birthday today to:

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

Volleyball Update:

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

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

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

Cross Country Update:

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

Service Hour OR Employment Opportunity:

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

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.
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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?...;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!

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Blessings

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 11:25, “Whoever brings blessings will be enriched and whoever waters himself will be watered.”

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/Nachos (yes, really!) with toppings, Chocolate chip cookies, Lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. The Air National Guard will be here today at lunch.
  2. Due TODAY in the school office by 3:05pm...Avanti’s Gondola sub orders and Spring Musical ticket reservations.
  3. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg by March 18th.  Forms are located outside of Mark. If you need to transfer service hours from school to NHS, see Mrs. Conner no later than noon on Monday.
  4. LuHi Blood Drive is next Thursday.  Sign up for a time slot in the school office.  If you are 16, you need a signed parent consent form before signing up.  Everyone will need a valid ID on the day of the event.
  5. Pampered Chef Post-Prom online sale runs until March 22 @ pamperedchef.com/party/luhipostprom  
  6. Next Thursday is LuHi’s Chick-fil-A SCHOOL fundraiser night from 4:30-7:30pm.  For the class with the most flyers submitted at purchase during the fundraiser, Chick-fil-A will donate 200 nuggets to that class AND Mr. Rollins is throwing in a FREE dress down day for the winning class!  Flyers are in the school office, on the Ledger, or the online calendar under March 19.
  7. Freshman class Pulled Pork Dinner To-Go fundraiser orders due Friday, April 3rd.  The dinner is $8. Order forms are in the school office or the online school calendar under April 3rd.  Pick up is Monday, April 6th from 4-5:30 in the LuHi Cafeteria.
  8. There is NO SCHOOL tomorrow unless you are helping with 6th Grade Day, then you need to be here no later than 8:15am; or if you are in the Musical, then call time is 10am.

Service Hour Opportunity:

Spend your summer outdoors making friends and having fun.  Camp CILCA needs Joyful Hearts and Junior Counselor volunteers to serve one week at a time. Up to 90 service hours can be earned per week! Contact Pastor Theilen at camp@cilca.org or sign up on the website: cilca.org.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Blessings

Bible Verse:  Psalm 5:12, “Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.”

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Post-prom fundraisers:  1.) Avanti’s Gondola sub sale  - Order deadline is TOMORROW at 3:05pm; meal pick up is Monday from 3:30-5:30pm in the LuHi Cafeteria.  2.) Pampered Chef Online Sale until March 22nd- https://www.pamperedchef.com/party/luhipostprom 
  2. The Spring Musical is Friday/Saturday/Sunday.  Ticket reservation deadline in the school office is Thursday at 3:10pm, subsequent sales at the door.
  3. Want to save a life???  The LuHi Blood Drive is Thursday, March 19th.  Come sign up for a time slot in the school office.  Students age 16 need a signed parent consent form to sign up.  Everyone will need a valid ID on the day of the event.
  4. The Freshmen are hosting a Pulled Pork Dinner To-Go as their class fundraiser.  The dinner is only $8 and consists of a pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, and potato salad.  Order forms are in the school office or the online school calendar under April 3rd. Orders accepted until Friday, April 3rd; pick up is on Monday, April 6th from 4-5:30 in the LuHi Cafeteria.
  5. If it’s not already on your calendar, mark NEXT Thursday for an evening of fellowship and good food at LuHi’s Chick-fil-A SCHOOL fundraiser night from 4:30-7:30pm.  We are going to have a class competition involving this fundraiser. For the class with the most flyers submitted at purchase during the fundraiser, Chick-fil-A will donate 200 nuggets to that class AND to inspire even better attendance, Mr. Rollins is throwing in a FREE dress down day for the winning class as well!  Come join us at Chick-fil-A NEXT Thursday.

Service Hour Opportunity:

Spend your summer outdoors making friends and having fun.  Camp CILCA needs Joyful Hearts and Junior Counselor volunteers to serve one week at a time. Up to 90 service hours can be earned per week! Contact Pastor Theilen at camp@cilca.org or sign up on the website: cilca.org.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Blessings

Bible Verse:  Ezekiel 34:26, “...I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing.”

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

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Aleah K. and Sophomore Siena S.

  1. Post-prom fundraisers going on this week:  1.) online Pampered Chef sale at https://www.pamperedchef.com/party/luhipostprom  Hostess gifts will be donated to the LuHi kitchen; catalogs available in the school office; sale ends March 22, and 2.) Avanti’s Gondola sub sale until Thursday.  Order forms are in the school office or the online school calendar under March 12th. Order deadline is THIS Thursday; meal pick up is Monday from 3:30-5:30pm in the LuHi Cafeteria. 
  2. The Air National Guard will be here Thursday at lunch.
  3. The Spring Musical begins on Friday.  Ticket reservation deadline in the school office is Thursday at 3:10pm.  All ticket sales after this will be at the door.
  4. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg by March 18th.  Forms are located outside of Mark. If you need to transfer service hours from school to NHS, see Mrs. Conner no later than noon on Monday, March 16th.

Today’s Activities:

Tech Week Rehearsal - 4 to 8pm

Culver’s soccer fundraiser -Wabash location- 5-8pm.  No flyers necessary.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, March 9, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Integrity

Bible Verse:  Matthew 5:8, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”

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

Happy Birthday today to: 

  1. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.
  2. Seniors, Juniors, and Freshmen have class meetings today during break - Seniors in Mrs. Devine’s classroom, Juniors in Mr. Schorfheide’s music room, and Freshmen in the gym.
  3. Mr. Ebener is not here again today.  If you need assistance or need to turn in your Course Registration materials, please come to the school office.
  4. Girls soccer is hosting a fundraiser at Culver's tomorrow night.  From 5-8pm at the Wabash location only, a percentage of all sales will go to support our team.  No flyers necessary. Be sure to pick up a Shoppers’ Blessings card to use tomorrow night. Hope to see you there! 
  5. There are TWO post-prom fundraisers beginning this week.  First, starting today, is an online Pampered Chef sale hosted by Vonda Wiegand.  You can find the party at https://www.pamperedchef.com/party/luhipostprom  Proceeds go to the post-prom fund and all hostess gifts will be donated to the LuHi kitchen.  It’s a win, win, win! Catalogs are in the school office. Second is an Avanti’s Gondola sub sale from now until Thursday.  Pick up an order form in the school office or find it on the online school calendar under March 12th. The meal for two includes a 16-inch Avanti’s Gondola sub and two bags of chips for $10.  Order deadline is Thursday, March 12; meal pick up is Monday, March 16th from 3:30-5:30pm in the LuHi Cafeteria. This information will also be sent home tomorrow in the Ledger!
  6. This week’s post-graduation organization visit is from the Air National Guard on Thursday at lunch.
  7. The Spring Musical begins on Friday.  Reserve your seats now in the school office.

Today’s Activity:

Tech Week Rehearsal - 4 to 8pm

Scholastic Bowl IHSA Regionals - 4:30pm at Pleasant Plains High School

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, March 6, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Integrity

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 11:3, “The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.”

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

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Brea’Ana S.

  1. Please welcome Danny F. shadowing this afternoon with Aiden S.
  2. Leadership Teams will meet in their assigned classrooms.
  3. Please send God’s Blessings with the following people as they perform at the IHSA Solo and Ensemble Music Contest tomorrow:  Emili P., Brett W., Allyson W., Andrew W., Evan H., and Natalie S.
  4. Reminder that Mr. Ebener is not here today or Monday.  If you need assistance or need to turn in your Course Registration materials, please come to the school office.
  5. The Seniors will have a class meeting on Monday during break in Mrs. Devine’s classroom.
  6. Culvers Soccer fundraiser night is Tuesday from 5-8pm - Wabash location only.  No flyers necessary.
  7. Spring Musical performances of The Little Mermaid are March 13-15th.  Tickets are currently on sale in the school office.
  8. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg by March 18th.

Today’s Activity:

Softball indoor practice at Calvary 3:30-5:30.  Bus for practice will leave at 3:20.

Saturday’s Activities:  

IHSA Music Contest @ PORTA High School in Petersburg starting at 8am

Track at Illinois College - 10am

Tech Week Rehearsal - Noon -5pm

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:  

Junior Kiersten O. in Chemistry for excellent academic performance on a recent test.

Sophomore Mason L. in Geometry for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment or test; and in PE as he plays for the championship in Bowling.

Freshmen James B. and Colter S. in English 9 for excellent class participation.

Also nominated:  Michael B., Ryan R. and Sam P.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Integrity

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 21:3, “To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.”

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Leadership-hosted Chick-fil-A lunch.  Meal is $5, extra sandwich is $5.

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please take Chick-fil-A orders after announcements.
  2. Blackburn College visits today during lunch.
  3. Mr. Ebener will not be here today, tomorrow or Monday; therefore, that office will be closed 1st and 8th hours.  If you need assistance at any time of the school day, please come to the school office. Finally, while Mr. Ebener is out, please turn in your Course Registration materials for next school year to the school office.  We will collect them, note the date/time you turned them in, and give them to Mr. Ebener upon his return.
  4. This week for Leadership, we will be doing a service project.  We will tie fleece blankets for donation to the Youth Services Bureau here in Springfield for homeless youth.  Some of our Chick-fil-A profits are helping to fund this project, so make sure to order Chick-fil-A in support of our community’s youth!  Teams will meet in their assigned classrooms.
  5. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg by March 18th.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Integrity

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 28:6, “Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse.”

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

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Leadership-hosted Chick-fil-A lunch.  Meal is $5, extra sandwich is $5. Orders taken tomorrow

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Please welcome Elijah J. shadowing today with Grady L.
  2. Honor card applications are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until 3:05pm today.
  3. Course Registration forms for Freshman through Junior students were handed out AND emailed home yesterday.  If you did not receive your forms, check with your parents first and then see Mr. Ebener.
  4. Blackburn College visits Thursday at lunch.
  5. NHS applications are due to Mrs. Quigg by March 18th.  Forms are located outside of Mark. If you need to transfer service hours from school to NHS, see Mrs. Conner no later than noon on Monday, March 16th.
  6. Culvers Soccer fundraiser night is Tuesday from 5-8pm - Wabash location only.  No flyers necessary.
  7. Spring Musical performances of The Little Mermaid are March 13-15th.  Tickets are currently on sale in the school office.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Integrity

Bible Verse:  Luke 6:31, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, rice krispie treat, and lemonade, $4

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Brynn B.

  1. Please welcome Megan B. shadowing today with Aliana S.
  2. Teachers, please dismiss the Scholastic Bowl team at 2:55 today for its MSM Conference meet.  Students, meet in Mr. Ennis’ classrooom.
  3. MacMurray College visits today at lunch - Blackburn visits on Thursday
  4. Honor card applications are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until Wednesday at 3:05pm.
  5. Qualifying Juniors and Seniors who wish to apply for membership in National Honor Society must submit proper application to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:05pm on Wednesday, March 18th.  Forms are located outside of Mark. Please contact Mrs. Quigg if you have any questions.
  6. Culvers Soccer fundraiser night is NEXT Tuesday.
  7. Spring Musical performances of The Little Mermaid are March 13-15th.  Tickets are currently on sale in the school office.

Tonight’s Activities:

Varsity Scholastic Bowl MSM Conference Meet - 4:00pm at Franklin

Spring sports rules meeting - 6pm in the cafeteria

Fall Football organizational meeting - 6:30pm in the cafeteria (following the sports rules meeting)

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, March 2, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Integrity

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 12:22 “The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in people who are trustworthy.”

Tuesday’s Lunch Option has changed:  Spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, rice krispie treat, and lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Today, please welcome Luke W. shadowing Grady L. and Malaya M. shadowing Hannah B.
  2. Spanish Honor Society will sell healthy snacks at break in the cafeteria.
  3. Leadership Service Day committee meets during break in the Bio room.
  4. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.
  5. Qualifying Juniors and Seniors who wish to apply for membership in National Honor Society must submit proper application to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:05pm on Wednesday, March 18th.  Forms are located outside of Mark. Please contact Mrs. Quigg if you have any questions.
  6. College visits during lunch this week are MacMurray College - tomorrow and Blackburn College on Thursday.
  7. The spring sports rules meeting is tomorrow at 6pm in the cafeteria.
  8. A Fall Football organizational meeting will be held tomorrow at 6:30pm in the cafeteria, following the sports rules meeting.
  9. Friday is the end of the 3rd Quarter.
  10. Tech Week for the Spring Musical begins Saturday.

Spring Musical performances of The Little Mermaid are March 13-15th.  Tickets are currently on sale in the school office.  Adults are $10, Students and Seniors are $8, Ages 3 to Kindergarten are $3, and 2 and under are FREE.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, February 28, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Honor

Bible Verse:  1 Corinthians 6:20, “You were bought at a price.  Therefore, honor God with your bodies.”

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/Nachos with toppings, Rice Krispie treat, and Lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Andrew W.

 

  1. Leadership teams will be split into males and females for today.  MALES will go to the following rooms: Teams 1-4 will meet in Revelation, Teams 5-8 will meet in Timothy, and Teams 9-12 will meet in Ezra.   FEMALES will go to the following rooms: Teams 1-3 will meet in Esther, Teams 4-6 will meet in Room 115 (Mrs. Koopman's room), Teams 7-9 will meet in Proverbs, and Teams 10-12 will meet in Mark.
  2. Leadership Service Day committee meets during break on Monday in the Bio room.
  3. Qualifying Juniors and Seniors who wish to apply for membership in National Honor Society must submit proper application to Mrs. Quigg no later than 3:05pm on Wednesday, March 18th.  Forms are located outside of Mark. Please contact Mrs. Quigg if you have any questions.
  4. College visits during lunch next week:  Tuesday - MacMurray and Thursday - Blackburn
  5. The Spring sports rules meeting will be held on Tuesday at 6pm in the cafeteria for anyone playing a spring sport who has NOT already attended a sports rules meeting this school year.
  6. Following the sports rules meeting on Tuesday, Coach Creviston and Coach McCulley will host a football 2020-21 organizational meeting at 6:30pm in the cafeteria.
  7. Next Friday, March 6th is the end of 3rd Quarter.

Tonight’s Activity:

Scholastic Bowl practice after school

Saturday’s Activity:

Musical Full Show Rehearsal - 1-5pm

Concordia, St. Paul’s Concert Band performs at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Church service is at 5:30pm with concert following at 6:30pm.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Aaron R. in Physical Science for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework, and improved class participation; and in Algebra for major improvement in attitude and/or academics.

Sophomore Ben W. in Spanish for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, consistent positive effort in class or on homework.

Also nominated were:  Elijah K. and Simon K.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Brett D. in boys basketball.  Tuesday night in regionals, Brett played his heart out on both ends of the floor helping to give us a chance to beat New Berlin.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Honor

Bible Verse:  John 12:26, “Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be.  My Father will honor the one who serves me.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Leadership Team Leaders will meet in the Bio room for lunch today.
  2. Concordia, St. Paul’s Concert Band performs at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday.  Church service is at 5:30pm with concert following at 6:30pm.
  3. Leadership Service Day committee meets during break on Monday in the Bio room.
  4. The Spring sports rules meeting will be held on Tuesday at 6pm in the cafeteria for anyone playing a spring sport who has NOT already attended a sports rules meeting this school year.
  5. Following the sports rules meeting on Tuesday, Coach Barry Creviston and Coach McCulley will host a football 2020-21 organizational meeting at 6:30pm in the cafeteria.
  6. Spring Musical performances of The Little Mermaid are March 13-15th.  Tickets are currently on sale in the school office.  Adults are $10, Students and Seniors are $8, Ages 3 to Kindergarten are $3, and 2 and under are FREE.  Please come out to witness the wonderful talent that God has granted our LuHi students.

Boys Basketball Update:

The boys basketball season came to an end Tuesday night, but not without a fight.  Seniors J.T. W. and Brett D. lead the team to playing our best defense of the year and the team never gave up.  Brett also led in scoring with 17 points. The team fell 39-44, but fought to the very end and played very good ball.  Well done, gentlemen!

 

7th Hour Announcements

TOMORROW is an 8AM START, not 9am, and we will be on Chapel schedule.

Anyone playing, or interested in playing, Girls Soccer, please meet in the gym lobby immediately after school today.  We have an organizational meeting right after school and then an open gym from 3:30-4:30pm.

There will be a Boys Baseball player/parent meeting this Thursday from 6-7pm in the LuHi cafeteria.

AND finally… TOMORROW is an 8AM START!!

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Honor

Bible Verse:  John 5:22-23, “ For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.”

Today’s Lunch Option:   Grilled Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, Brownie and Lemonade, $4

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. TOMORROW is an 8AM START and we will be on Chapel Schedule for Ash Wednesday.
  2. Please welcome Alexis S. shadowing today with Freshman Alaina S.
  3. Trinity alumni participating in the lip-sync contest will eat 1st lunch and then go to Trinity.  OS alumni going to OS this afternoon will meet Mrs. Wilson in the Learning Commons at 2pm. If any of these students has not turned in their permission slips, do so BEFORE the start of 3rd hour.

Tonight’s Activity:

Varsity Boys Basketball begins its post-season run tonight vs. New Berlin - 7:30pm at Franklin High School

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, February 24, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Honor

Bible Verse:  Romans 12:10, “Be devoted to one another in love.  Honor one another above yourselves.”

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:   Grilled Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, Brownie and Lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Elly C.

  1. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.
  2. NHS meets during break in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  3. Spanish Honor Society will sell healthy snacks during lunch today.
  4. Wednesday is an 8AM START DAY.  It is Ash Wednesday and we will be on Chapel Schedule.
  5. Jostens will be here on Thursday from 7:30-7:55am to distribute Senior Graduation Orders.
  6. Concordia University, St. Paul’s Concert Band will be performing at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday.  Trinity’s Church service is at 5:30pm with Concert following at 6:30pm.
  7. Next week’s college visits during lunches are:  MacMurray on Tuesday, March 3rd and Blackburn on Thursday, March 5th.
  8. Interested in participating in Lutherans for Life’s Illinois Essay Contest?  Pick up entry information outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom. The essay theme is From Invisible to Indispensable and the submission deadline is April 1st.  See Mrs. Quigg with questions.

Swim Update:

Congratulations to Brett W. who represented LuHi in the IHSA Swim Sectionals this past Saturday.  He placed 5th and made the podium in the 500 swim event. Great job, Brett!

Basketball Update:  

The JV and Varsity boys ended their regular season play by dominating Mt. Olive on Friday night.  The JV won by 30 and the Varsity did not disappoint, winning by 25. Congrats to both teams and thanks to all the fans on creating such a fun atmosphere on Senior Night.  

Tonight’s Activity:

Trinity students participating in lip-sync competition at Trinity, please meet Mrs. Wilson today after school in the commons for practice.

Crusader Aider meeting - 6pm in the cafeteria

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, February 21, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Judgement

Bible Verse:  Romans 2:1-3, “You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment?”

Today’s Lunch Option (if pre-ordered):  Leadership-hosted Chick-fil-A lunch

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:   Grilled Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, Brownie and Lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. With today’s adjusted schedule, lunches will be during SIXTH HOUR CLASS.  So, 1st lunch (after your 5th hour class) is Bulava (Study Hall), Henry (Drawing), Hennig (A & P), and Armburst (IPS); then, 2nd lunch (after your 6th hour class) is Devine (Business Math), Dolen (Algebra), Ennis (US History), Erison (World Lit), and McCulley (PE).
  2. TODAY is your last chance to tell Mr. Ebener that you want to join the tour to Concordia University, Nebraska on March 5-7th.
  3. If you are interested in participating in Lutherans for Life’s Illinois Essay Contest, open to all LuHi students, pick up entry information outside Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.  The essay’s theme is From Invisible to Indispensable and the submission deadline is April 1st.  See Mrs. Quigg with questions.
  4. NHS meets Monday during break in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  5. Wednesday is an 8AM START DAY.  It is Ash Wednesday and we will be on Chapel Schedule.
  6. Seniors,  Jostens will be here on Thursday from 7:30-7:55am to distribute Senior Graduation Orders.  Be sure to have remaining balance payments with you at pick-up.

Scholastic Bowl: Congrats to the Scholastic Bowl team on their win last night.

Tonight’s Activity:

Scholastic Bowl practice after school

Musical Rehearsal - 4-7pm

JV/V Boys Basketball at HOME vs. Mt. Olive beginning at 6:00pm.   IT’S SENIOR NIGHT for Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, Scholastic Bowl, and Band!!!  Recognition will take place between games.  Also, this is the last chance to pick up your Heart Week shirts for $10 in the school office to wear to tonight’s games.  Tonight is a RED OUT in honor or Heart Week and the American Heart Association.  And Finally, ALL STUDENTS get in FREE to tonight’s games.  Come out for free to support our seniors, our basketball teams, the AHA, and have a fun night!

Saturday’s Activity:

Musical Rehearsal from 10-1

9th Grade Boys Basketball at Edinburg - 10:30am

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Emily S. in Anatomy & Physiology for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test,  and consistent positive effort in class or on homework.

Freshman Geno D. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and being a class leader in the Badminton tournament. 

Freshman Andrew W. in Band for excellent drumset musicianship.

Freshman Peter D. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude, and excelling and learning in Badminton. 

Also nominated were:  Lili C., Jozsef M., and Aiden S.

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Rhythm M. for his excellent performance at the Illinois Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Isaac G. in Boys Basketball for his leadership, rebounding, and communication on defense.

 

7th Hour Announcements

Tomorrow is a StuCo dress down day…with a Heart Week twist!  IF you wear sweatpants or athletic shorts of your assigned Class Color, you do not have to pay $1; however, if you wear sweatpants or athletic shorts of a different color, you must pay your $1 to the StuCo reps as you enter the building.  NO Pajama Pants, yoga pants, etc. allowed and athletic shorts must be of appropriate length!  If you have questions, ask Mr. Bulava, Mrs. Hennig, or come ask in the school office before you leave today.

Any Trinity Alum who signed up for the Lip-Sync team, please meet Mrs. Wilson today after school in the Commons.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Judgement

Bible Verse:  Luke 6:37-38, “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Leadership-hosted Chick-fil-A lunch, $5 for the meal, $5 for an extra sandwich.  

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please take a lunch count after announcements for tomorrow’s Chick-fil-A lunch.
  2. NO Leadership lunch today.
  3. A big thanks to the band and choir kids for their performance yesterday at Salem Lutheran Grade School in Jacksonville.  It was a great showing for LuHi.
  4. We will be on End-of-Day Assembly Schedule tomorrow for Heart Week class competition games.  Wear your class colors - Freshmen/Green, Sophomores/Red, Juniors/White, Seniors/Blue - to earn your class points.  Then, wear your Heart Week t-shirts to tomorrow’s basketball games for those last-chance class points.  
  5. Tomorrow night is SENIOR NIGHT!!  In between the JV and Varsity games, the Seniors in Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, Scholastic Bowl, and Band will be recognized.  Come out and show your appreciation and support for all of the hard work these Seniors have put toward their respective activity over their 4-year high school career.
  6. Lutherans for Life is holding its annual Illinois Essay Contest.  This contest is open to all LuHi students. Essays should address Life Issues with the 2020 Conference Theme:  From Invisible to Indispensable.  Entry information may be found outside of Mrs. Quigg’s classroom and the submission deadline is April 1st.  See Mrs. Quigg with questions.
  7. Tomorrow is the deadline to let Mr. Ebener know if you want to join the group from St. Louis who will be touring Concordia University, Nebraska on March 5-7th.
  8. Wednesday is an 8AM START DAY.  It is Ash Wednesday and we will be on Chapel Schedule.
  9. NEXT Thursday, Jostens will be here from 7:30-7:55am to distribute Senior Graduation Orders.  Be sure to have remaining balance payments with you that morning.

Tonight’s Activity:

Scholastic Bowl @ A-C Central - 4:30pm

Senior parent Group Graduation organizational meeting - 6:30pm in the cafeteria.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Judgement

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 31:9, “Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

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

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Leadership-hosted Chick-fil-A lunch, $5 for the meal, $5 for an extra sandwich.  Orders will be taken tomorrow after announcements.

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Ashleigh F.

  1. Lincoln Land Community College and the LuHi’s Boys Baseball coach visit today during lunches.  If you want to play baseball, sign up with coach today.
  2. The band and choir students performing today in Jacksonville should be dismissed at 12:20 and report to the music room.
  3. Trinity alums, remember to see Mrs. Wilson before the end of school today if you want to compete in Trinity’s NLSW Lip-Sync competition next week.  It should be a lot of fun!!
  4. Leadership Team Leaders will meet tomorrow during lunches.
  5. Tomorrow night, the senior parent Group Graduation organizational meeting will be held at 6:30pm in the cafeteria.  If you are interested in participating in a Group graduation party, a parent needs to attend or already contacted Mrs. Kirby to let her know of your interest.
  6. The Heart Week make-up day will be THIS FRIDAY, Feb. 21st, so wear your class colors (Freshmen/Green, Sophomores/Red, Juniors/White, Seniors/Blue) to earn your class points.  We will be on End-of-Day Assembly Schedule for the class competition games. Then, wear your Heart Week t-shirts to the basketball games on Friday night for those last-chance class points.  Friday night is also SENIOR NIGHT at the basketball games for Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, Scholastic Bowl, and Band.
  7. Want to tour Concordia University, Nebraska on March 5-7th??? Let Mr. Ebener know by this Friday that you are interested in joining the group from St. Louis.
  8. NHS meets Monday during break in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  9. The Crusader Aider meeting that was cancelled for tonight has been rescheduled to Monday at 6pm in the cafeteria.  Remember that ALL parents and guardians of LuHi students are invited to attend.

Boys Basketball Update:

The JV and Varsity boys played tough South county teams last night.  South County will be a conference champion and the boys held them to 27-27 at the end of the third, keeping them scoreless in the second.  The Vipers pulled away, however, and took the 39-52 win, but our LuHi boys continued to fight until the end.. 

Tonight’s Activity:

JV/V Boys Basketball at HOME vs. Athens beginning at 6:00pm

 

7th Hour Announcements

Drivers Ed students who need classroom hours…Mr. Hambelton will be here tomorrow morning at 8:15am in the Driver’s Ed room to help you make up those classroom hours.

Congratulations to the LuHi Scholastic Bowl Team on its 3rd place finish at the Masonic Scholastic Bowl Tournament this past Saturday in New Berlin.  With this win, the school received a trophy, the participants received individual medals, and the team received a monetary prize.  Congrats, Schol Bowl!!

Next week, as part of National Lutheran School Week, Trinity is hosting a Lip-Sync Competition and has invited a Trinity alumni team from LuHi to compete.  If you a Trinity alum and want to perform in the competition, see Mrs. Wilson by the end of school tomorrow.  Do not count yourself out because you are busy after school.  If you want to perform, come talk to Mrs. Wilson!

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Judgement

Bible Verse:  Matthew 7:1-2, “Do not Judge, or you too will be judged.  For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will measure to you.”

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Pasta Alfredo, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, White Cake, and Lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. A make-up day for the missed Friday of Heart Week will be rescheduled for an upcoming day.  Keep listening to the announcements for that rescheduled date.
  2. Shoppers Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes today by 11:45am.
  3. Lincoln Land Community College visits tomorrow during lunches.  Also during lunches tomorrow, the boys baseball coach will be here to sign boys up for the spring season.
  4. Please remind your parents that the Crusader Aider meeting is tomorrow night at 6:00pm in the cafeteria.  ALL parents/guardians are automatically members of Crusader Aiders and all are invited to attend the meetings.  In the time since morning announcements, tomorrow’s Cruasader Aider meeting has been CANCELLED.  If the meeting is rescheduled, we will put the information in the Daily Shield.
  5. On Thursday, the senior parent Group Graduation organizational meeting will be held at 6:30pm in the cafeteria.
  6. Let Mr. Ebener know by this Friday if you want to join the group from St. Louis that will be touring Concordia University, Nebraska on March 5-7th.  If you need more info, see Mr. Ebener.
  7. NHS meets NEXT Monday during break in Mrs. Quigg’s room.

Boys Basketball Updates:

Saturday saw the start of the Edinburg JV Tournament. LuHi came away with the victory due to their defense, effort, and rebounding.  Congrats, team!

The Freshman boys ended their season with a hard fought 44-43 win against Athens. Again, we gave ourselves a chance in this game by playing tough defense, rebounding, and a last-second shot by Geno D. in the lane.

Tonight’s Activity:

Scholastic Bowl match at Riverton - 4:30pm

JV/V Boys Basketball at HOME vs. South County beginning at 6:00pm

 

7th Hour Announcements

Since tomorrow is Grandparents’ Day, we want to leave the WEST parking lot open as much as possible for the Grandparents to park.  Students who park in the west lot are asked to park in the EAST lot tomorrow.  Anyone who does park in the WEST lot is asked to park along the fence line or in the last few spaces toward the ball field leaving as many of the close parking spaces as possible.  Students with Grandparents coming tomorrow, please let them know to arrive at 10:50am and to park in the west lot by the school entrance.  The east doors will not be open.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Justice

Bible Verse:  Psalm 89:14, “Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.”

Happy Birthday today to:

  1. Sweet treats at the Sweet Heart Cafe, Heart Week T-shirts, and valentine carnations are all on sale today; treats and flowers in the cafeteria during lunches, T-shirts in the school office all day.
  2. Leadership team leaders meet at lunch in the Bio room.
  3. Freshman Rhythm M. is representing LuHi today in the Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre 3, beginning at 4pm.
  4. Hour-long end of day assembly schedule tomorrow.  Schedules are posted around the building. It’s class colors day.  Dress in your class’ color for the afternoon games AND to earn points for your class!  Tomorrow is also Grandparents’ Day. Grandparents should arrive between 10:45 and 10:55am.

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl at Auburn - 4:30pm

9th Grade Boys Basketball @ Home vs. New Berlin - 6:00pm

 

More Feb 12th Announcements

All practices, rehearsals, etc. are cancelled for tonight.

7th Hour Announcements

The Scholastic Bowl meet for tonight has been cancelled.

The Nursing Pipeline program is cancelled for tonight.

Overall Heart Week Class Standings right now...
Freshmen = 2nd with 178 points
Sophomores = 4th with 105 points
Juniors = 3rd with 162 Points
Seniors = 1st with 213 points
 
Penny Wars Standings....
Freshmen = 4th with -3725 points 
Sophomores = 1st with -13 points
Juniors = 2nd with -610 points
Seniors = 3rd = -3394 points

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Justice

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 8:15, “By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.”

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

  1. The Sweet Heart Cafe is selling sweet treats at lunch and remember, Heart Week t-shirts are on sale in the school office for $10 each  Earn extra points for your class by wearing yours to Friday’s basketball game.
  2. Crusader Aiders are serving “I Love You” Sundaes today during lunch.  Thank the Crusader Aiders for all of the work they do all year long!!
  3. The Cheerleaders will be taking orders for valentine carnations.  Purchase them for the special people in your school life...friends, teachers, staff members, and volunteers.  The cost is $2 or 3 for $5. Orders will be taken today and tomorrow during lunches and then delivered during lunches on Friday.
  4. Leadership team leaders will meet tomorrow at lunch in the Bio room.
  5. Freshman Rhythm M. will represent Lutheran High in the Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition tomorrow at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre 3, beginning at 4pm. All are welcome to attend.
  6. Remember that we are on the hour-long end of day assembly schedule on Friday.  Schedules are posted around the building. Friday is also Grandparents’ Day. Grandparents should arrive between 10:45 and 10:55am.
  7. If you are interested in touring Concordia University, Nebraska on March 5th-7th with a group from St. Louis, please speak with Mr. Ebener by next Friday, Feb. 21st to let him know.  There is no cost for  travel and lodging. Also see Mr. Ebener if you are interested, but need additional details.

Girls Basketball Update:

The girls lost a tough game in regionals.  The girls came out and played hard, but couldn’t come back from a deficit. They got within two, but Greenfield attempted to stall forcing the Crusaders to foul and send them to the line.  Congrats on a great season, ending 18-12 this season. 

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl at HOME vs. Waverly and Franklin - 4:00pm

 

7th Hour Announcements

Spiritual Life members going to Trinity tomorrow…the bus will leave the EAST lot PROMPTLY at 7:30.

Tomorrow’s Heart Week dress up day is July in Winter.  Come dressed in beach-style attire.  No short-shorts or bathing suits!  Think board shorts, t-shirts, floaties, sunglasses, etc.  Be creative and have fun while keeping within the spirit of the dress code.  If you question whether you should wear something, chances are, you probably shouldn’t; however, you are welcome to ask questions of Mrs. Hennig before you leave school today.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Justice

Bible Verse:  Psalm 119:121, “I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Mac and Cheese, salad, chocolate chip cookies. and Lemonade, $4

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

  1. Please welcome Elliott P. shadowing today with Grady L.
  2. If you have Grandparents’ Day RSVPs, bring them to the school office by lunchtime TODAY!  If you don’t have it with you now, 3:05 today is the deadline to turn them in for your grandparent(s) to be able to eat lunch.  Grandparents’ Day is this Friday from 10:50am-12:15pm.
  3. Remember, the Sweet Heart Cafe is open all week with proceeds going to the American Heart Association.
  4. Lost and Found is on the window bench until 3:10pm TODAY.  Claim your items or they will be donated.
  5. Crusader Aiders will again be hosting their annual “I Love You” Valentine Sundae bar tomorrow in the cafe during both lunches.  Be sure to stop by, pick up your sundae, and thank the Crusader Aiders for all of the work they do all year long on your behalf!!
  6. Seniors, please let your parents know that the Group Graduation organizational meeting that was cancelled last week due to bad weather has now been rescheduled for Thurs., Feb 20th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria.
  7. Ms. Kober, the St. Louis Regional Ambassador for Concordia University, Nebraska, is taking a group of St. Louis area students to Concordia, NE for a campus visit on March 5th-7th and she has invited LuHi students interested in attending one of the Concordia Universities to participate.  You will tour campus, meet with professors, coaches, and students, and have an opportunity to take an Art workshop or sit in on another class of your interest. There will also be time to explore the fun side of Concordia! If you are interested in this opportunity, see Mr. Ebener by next Friday, Feb. 21st, so that your spot can be reserved.  See Mr. Ebener if you are interested and need additional details.

Girls Basketball Update:

Congratulations to the team on its win last night over Pawnee.  The win advances the girls to the IHSA Regional Semi-finals tonight in Athens.

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Boys Basketball at HOME vs. Illini Central beginning at 6pm

Varsity Girls Basketball, IHSA Regional Semi-Finals, vs. Greenfield at Athens High School - 7:30pm

 

7th Hour Announcements

Mandatory rehearsal tomorrow morning at 7:20am in Mr. Zander’s room for the Spiritual Life members going to Trinity on Wednesday.

Grandparents’ Day RSVP cards MUST be turned in TOMORROW if your grandparents want to eat lunch with you on Friday.

Tomorrow’s dress up day is Eboy/VSCO girl Day.  Penny Wars are underway - the jars are in Mr. Bulava’s classroom.  Reminder that the Sweet Heart Cafe is open all this week and that Heart Week T-shirts are on sale in the school office for $10 each.  Extra class points will be awarded for every student who wears a Heart Week shirt to this Friday’s boys basketball game!!!  There’s lots of ways to earn points for your class.  Be sure to check out the posters around the building for details!

Finally, lost and found is out of control!  It will be on display starting this hour through tomorrow after school.  Please come claim your items by 3:10 tomorrow or they will be donated!

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, February 10, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Justice

Bible Verse:  Job 8:3, “Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Mac and Cheese, salad, chocolate chip cookies. and Lemonade, $4

  1. Congratulations to Junior Mika H. who recently competed in the Humorous Interpretation Category at both the Chatham Glenwood SISAL Speech Tournament on January 18th and the IHSA Regional Speech Competition at Chatham Glenwood High School on February 8th. Although Mika did not advance to Sectionals, she performed and represented Lutheran High School well!
  2. IT’S HEART WEEK!!!  To get things started, class meetings will be held today at break.  Freshmen will meet in the Gym, Sophomores in Mrs. Gibler’s room, Juniors in Mr. Schorfheide’s music room, and Seniors in Mrs. Devine’s classroom.  The NHS meeting scheduled for today has been moved to Monday, Feb. 24th in Mrs. Quigg’s room.  And remember, the Sweet Heart Cafe is open this week.  Student Council is selling sweet treats with prices ranging from 50 cents to $1. All proceeds go the American Heart Association.
  3. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.  Also, don’t forget to sign up for your donation to your class’ LuHi Auction Basket.
  4. The Spiritual Life group going to Trinity on Wednesday morning will meet in Mr. Zander’s room tomorrow morning at 7:20am to rehearse.
  5. Grandparents’ Day is this Friday from 10:50am-12:30pm.  RSVP cards are due TOMORROW, and an RSVP, submitted on time, is required for your grandparents to eat lunch.

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl practice after school

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Central A&M High School beginning at 6pm.  Cheerleaders...the bus for tonight’s game will leave promptly at 4:45pm from the EAST (student) parking lot.

Varsity Girls Basketball begins its IHSA post-season run against Pawnee at Athens High School - 7:30pm

 

7th Hour Announcements

There is a change to the meetings at break on Monday…there will be CLASS meetings to kick off Heart Week.  Freshmen will meet in the Gym, Sophomores in Mrs. Gibler’s room, Juniors in Mr. Schorfheide’s music room, and Seniors in Mrs. Devine’s classroom.  The NHS meeting has been moved to Monday, Feb. 24th in Mrs. Quigg’s room.

The Spiritual Life group going to Trinity on Wednesday morning will meet in Mr. Zander’s room at 7:20am on Tuesday to rehearse.  Everyone going on Wednesday MUST attend Tuesday morning’s practice. Also, ALL Spiritual Life members who did not attend this morning’s mandatory meeting, please see Mr. Zander before you leave school today. Some of you are currently scheduled to lead chapel at Trinity on Wednesday.

Tuesday’s Lunch Option has changed.  It will be Mac and Cheese, Salad, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Lemonade, $4

Since the Heart Week posters have been delayed, here is a list of the dress up days for next week:

Monday – Sports Day

Tuesday – Eboy/VSCO girl Day

Wednesday – July in Winter (Beach Day)

Thursday – Disney Day

Friday – Class Colors Day  Freshmen/Green, Sophomores/Red, Juniors/White, Seniors/Blue

**Refer to the posters for details about what can and can not be worn.  In all things, follow the spirit of the dress code!

Bring in your coins for Penny Wars!  The jars will be in Mr. Bulava’s room, but only come during passing periods and before or after school;  check your wallets for cash to buy sweet treats for yourself or your valentine at the Sweet Heart Café during lunch; and Heart Week T-Shirts will be sold in the school office for $10 each.  Wear these shirts to Friday’s boys basketball game to earn your class extra points.

Finally, a community service announcement…we had a report of a shipment of nails that was scattered along Koke Mill road.  Although it has supposedly been cleaned up, there have been many cases of nails in tires.  Please avoid Koke Mill Road if at all possible.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, February 7, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Freedom

Bible Verse:  Galatians 5:13-14,  “You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

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

  1. Heart Week begins Monday!!!  Check out the posters around the building to find out the fun ways you can earn points as a CLASS, while we all work together as a SCHOOL to raise $$$$ for the American Heart Association. 
  2. Grandparents’ Day RSVP cards are due to Mrs. Wilson by Tuesday.  An RSVP is required for your grandparents to eat lunch.

Girls Basketball Update:

Senior Emily S. led the Lady Crusaders with 18 points while Delaney S.  added 11 to carry the team to a 48-42 victory over Maroa Forsyth last evening. The girls improve to 18 and 12 on the season.  Our last regular season game is on Saturday against Metro East Lutheran and is SENIOR DAY! JV tip off is at 10AM.

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Mt. Pulaski beginning at 6pm

Saturday’s Activities:

IHSA Speech Competition at Glenwood High School

JV/V Girls Basketball @ HOME vs. Metro East Lutheran beginning at 10am - IT’S SENIOR DAY!!

9th Grade Boys Basketball at Tri-City High School - 10am

Service Hour Opportunities:

ALA’s Fight for Air Climb volunteer opportunities are posted on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons. 

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Allyson W. in Algebra and Computer Apps for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Junior Aaron S. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership.

Freshman Sam P. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude.

Also nominated were:  Mason L. and Jared A.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

The 6 senior basketball girls who will play their final home game tomorrow morning:  Aleah K., Lauren K., Maddie R., Emma S., Emily S., and Mikayla S.

The varsity boys basketball team for working together on offense, defense, and out-rebounding the Warriors of Decatur Christian.

 

7th Hour Announcements

Reminder that tonight’s Scholastic Bowl meet is CANCELLED, but the HOME Girls Basketball games are still ON beginning at 6pm.

Tomorrow is a $1 Student Council Dress Down Day.  For just $1, you may wear sweatpants and athletic shorts of appropriate length.  Teachers may wear jeans…if you pay your $1.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Freedom

Bible Verse:  1 Peter 2:16,  “Live as free men, but do not use your freedom to cover up for evil; live as servants of God.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Please welcome  AJ G. shadowing today with Ethan T.
  2. No Leadership Team Leader lunch today.
  3. All Student Council members will meet in Mr. Bulava’s room after school today.
  4. Spiritual Life will meet Friday morning at 7:15am in Mr. Zander’s room.
  5. NHS will meet in Mrs. Quigg’s room Monday during break.
  6. Heart Week, hosted by your Student Council, is NEXT WEEK!!!  It’s another chance for CLASS fellowship and teamwork in a battle for the right to claim Clay the Crusader for the next semester.  Throughout the week, your class will have many opportunities to earn points, and the class with the most points at the end of the week will become the proud owner (for the next semester) of the coveted Clay the Crusader trophy!!  Look for the posters throughout the building later today listing the dress up days, games, treats, special schedules, and more. What’s better than a fun week of class camaraderie??...raising money for a wonderful cause. Student Council’s goal over the week is to raise $1000 for the American Heart Association.  If we do, then Mr. Rollins will give us Good Friday completely off, not just a half day!! Be ready each day to collect points for your class!!

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Girls Basketball @ HOME vs. Maroa-Forsyth beginning at 6pm

Tonight’s Scholastic Bowl meet is CANCELLED as the host school is not in session today.

Service Hour Opportunities:

There is a list of new service hour opportunities for next week’s American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb pinned to the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.  If interested in volunteering, the contact information is at the bottom of the list.

 

7th Hour Announcements

ALL PRACTICES AFTER SCHOOL TODAY HAVE BEEN CANCELLED!!

There will be no Leadership Team Leader lunch tomorrow.

Spiritual Life will meet Friday morning at 7:15am in Mr. Zander’s room.

There is a list of new service hour opportunities for next week’s American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb pinned to the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.  If interested in volunteering, the contact information is at the bottom of the list.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Freedom

Bible Verse:  Ephesians 3:12,  “In Him and through faith in Him, we may approach.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

  1. NHS will meet in Mrs. Quigg’s room Monday during break.
  2. Grandparents’ Day RSVP cards are due to Mrs. Wilson by Tuesday.  An RSVP is required for your grandparents to eat lunch.

Basketball Update:

The LuHi boys team played the Warriors of Decatur Christian last night winning 51 to 30. It was truly a team win led by Senior Jacob Wiegand. Jacob led the team by setting up his teammates, rebounding, and playing tough defense. Jacob and Issac Groth each had 11 rebounds in the victory. 

Tonight’s Activities:

Group Graduation Celebration parent meeting - 6pm in the cafeteria

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Freedom

Bible Verse:  John 8:36,  “So, if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Seniors Brett D. and Seth I.

Today’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/Nachos and toppings, Rice Krispie Treat, and Lemonade, $4

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

  1. Please welcome Kaden to Lutheran High today when you see him in the halls or in class shadowing with Freshman Grady L.
  2. The Group Graduation Celebration parent meeting is tomorrow night at 6pm in the cafeteria.  This meeting is to gauge interest, collect contact information, and start the process of organizing a group Graduation celebration.  If your parents can not attend and you want to participate in the group graduation party, please have your parents contact Mrs. Kirby at ClaudiaKirby.su@gmail.com TODAY.
  3. Grandparents’ Day RSVP cards are due to Mrs. Wilson by NEXT Tuesday.
  4. Thanks to all students, parents, friends, teachers and staff who donated or purchased items for the NHS Auction!  Our goal was exceeded and just over $1400 was raised. Thanks also to the Thrivent Action Team that assisted in purchasing items.

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl vs. New Berlin, Pleasant Plains and St. Teresa @ HOME - 5:00pm  (and practice on Wednesday after school)

Varsity Only Boys Basketball @ Decatur Christian- 7:30pm

Education Committee meeting - 7:00pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, February 3, 2020

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:  Sophomore Sydney B.

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/Nachos and toppings, Rice Krispie Treat, and Lemonade, $4

  1. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.
  2. Spanish National Honor Society will be selling healthy snacks during break.
  3. There are two meetings during today’s break.  Those who attended the Washington, D.C. trip are to meet in the Bio room and Prom Committee members are to meet in Ms. Ericson’s classroom.  If you went to Washington, D.C., you are to attend Mrs. Hennig’s meeting and see Ms. Ericson at another time.
  4. Mrs. Hennig is accepting Honor Card applications in her mailbox until 3:05pm today.
  5. The Group Graduation Celebration parent meeting is Wednesday at 6pm in the cafeteria.
  6. Grandparents’ Day RSVP cards are due to Mrs. Wilson by NEXT Tuesday.
  7. Thank you to everyone who attended the Red Robin fundraiser last Wednesday.  We’ve received a report from Red Robin, and thanks to your participation, LuHi raised $91.35.

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Girls Basketball at Pleasant Plains beginning at 6pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, January 31, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Light

Bible Verse:  1 Peter 2:9,  “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Katie K.

           and on Saturday to:  Freshman Elijah K.

Today’s Lunch Option:  (IF pre-ordered)  Chick-fil-A If you ordered a lunch yesterday, you are required to pay for that lunch.

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/Nachos and toppings, Rice Krispie Treat, and Lemonade, $4

  1. Congratulations to Senior Emili P. on making All-State Honors Band. This is her second year for this amazing achievement.  She will be performing tomorrow afternoon in Peoria at the Civic Center at 3:30. We are so proud of you Emili!
  2. Teachers, NHS members are to be dismissed from their 4th hour class at 10:40 to set up for the Auction.  NHS members, if you did not bring a Thrivent T-shirt, stop by Mrs. Quigg’s room in-between classes to pick one up.
  3. Due to a scheduling issue, there is no Rock Climbing today.  Please consider joining us for the basketball game at Calvary to cheer on our Crusaders.
  4. The proceeds of today’s Chick-fil-A lunch will be sent to WIRES (Wildlife Information, Rescue, and Education Service, Inc.), Australia's largest native wildlife rescue organization to support its rescue efforts from the recent Australian wildfires.  The Leadership Team Leaders will be accepting extra donations to this worthy cause during both lunch periods.
  5. There are two meetings during break on Monday.  Those who attended the Washington, D.C. trip are to meet in the Bio room and Prom Committee members are to meet in Ms. Ericson’s classroom.  If you are on the prom committee and went to Washington, D.C., you are to attend the Wash DC meeting and see Ms. Ericson at another time.
  6. The Group Graduation Celebration parent meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 5th in the cafeteria.  If your parents can not attend and you are interested in participating, please have them contact Mrs. Kirby at ClaudiaKirby.su@gmail.com BEFORE the meeting date.
  7. Grandparents’ Day RSVP cards are due to Mrs. Wilson by Tuesday, Feb 11th.

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Boys Basketball at Calvary Academy beginning at 6pm

Saturday’s Activities:

Musical Choreography rehearsal from 10am-1pm

JV/V Girls Basketball at Tri-Valley High School beginning at 10am

JV/V Boys Basketball at HOME vs. Auburn beginning at 2pm

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Adam W. in Religion and Economics for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework and in Spanish for Excellent class participation, behavior, leadership and academic performance on a single project, assignment or test and consistent positive effort in class or on homework.

Senior Britta B. in Religion and Spanish for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive effort in class or on homework.

Sophomore Arianna A. in Spanish for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Sophomore Zade K. in World History for major improvement in attitude and/or academics.

Also nominated:  Justin K., Peter D., Natalie D., Jon A., Ben S., Mikayla S., Jacob W., Nick Q., Brett D., Colin Y., Aleah K., and Andrew W.

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

The students and Mrs. Hennig who worked tirelessly to set up and fundraise for the trip to Washington, D.C., and those students and sponsors who attended the March for Life.

 

7th Hour Announcements

There is a Scholastic Bowl practice from 3-4 today in Mr. Ennis’ room.

Mrs. Hennig is accepting Honor Card applications in her mailbox until 3:05pm on Monday.

The proceeds of tomorrow’s Chick-fil-A lunch, along with any additional donations received, will be sent to WIRES (the Wildlife Information, Rescue, and Education Service, Inc.), Australia's largest wildlife rescue organization. WIRES has been rescuing and caring for Australia’s native wildlife for over 30 years; its mission, to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same.  With help from donations like ours, WIRES has built up its rescue force to receive up to 1,000 rescue requests a day during its peak seasons, and recently, the requests have greatly increased due to the Australian wildfires maxing out its resources. WIRES not only provides rescue assistance, but also offers an extensive wildlife educational service to the community.  The Leadership Team Leaders will be accepting extra donations to this worthy cause during both lunch periods tomorrow.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Light

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:  

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Leadership-hosted Chick-fil-A lunch, $5 for the meal, $5 for an extra sandwich.  Orders will be taken Thursday after announcements.

  1. Teachers, please take Chick-fil-A orders after announcements today.
  2. Leadership team leader meeting during lunch today in the BIO room.
  3. The NHS Auction is TOMORROW!!  Come prepared to spend your $$$$ for a good cause! 
  4. Also, tomorrow is a FREE dress down day...teachers are included!!!  Remember the dress down rules (flannel PJ pants MAY NOT be worn!) If you have questions about what can be worn, ASK BEFORE YOU WEAR IT.  Since we are over half way in the school year, demerits will be issued for inappropriate dress.

Tonight’s Activities:

Varsity ONLY Girls Basketball at Pawnee - 6pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Light

Bible Verse:  Matthew 5:16,  “In the same way let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Paige B.

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

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Leadership-hosted Chick-fil-A lunch, $5 for the meal, $5 for an extra sandwich.  Orders will be taken Thursday after announcements.

  1. The NHS Auction is only 2 days away!!  On Friday, during Assembly time, a lot of great items will be available for purchase.  Make sure to bring your money so you can buy prizes such as: themed gift baskets, Mr. K’s brownies, Mr. Schorfheide’s famous cinnamon rolls and pizzas, Mrs. Gilman’s lunch for 4, and 2 awesome dream dates.  If you want to see some of the great items available, stop by Mrs. Quigg’s room in between classes. Come to school ready to spend your $$$$! 
  2. Grandparents’ Day RSVP cards are due to Mrs. Wilson by Tuesday, Feb 11th.
  3. Leadership team leader meeting tomorrow, Thursday, during lunch, in the BIO room.

Last night our Lutheran High boys varsity team came away with a big win against a very physical Carlinville team.   J.T. W. led all players with 19 points! Go Crusaders! 

Tonight’s Activities:

  • LuHi’s Red Robin fundraiser is tomorrow night from 4-8pm!  Red Robin gift cards are available, cash & carry, from Shopper’s Blessings.  Also, be sure to pick up a flyer in the school office or print one from the online calendar for LuHi to get credit for your purchase!
  • 9th Grade Boys Basketball at Pleasant Plains - 6pm
  • JV/V Girls Basketball at HOME vs. South Fork beginning at 6pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Light

Bible Verse:  2 Corinthians 4:6,  “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

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

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

  1. Please welcome Grant T. shadowing today with Ethan T.
  2. All Spanish students need to bring your Spanish/English dictionaries to class today.
  3. LuHi’s Red Robin fundraiser is tomorrow night from 4-8pm!  Red Robin gift cards are available, cash & carry, from Shopper’s Blessings.  Also, be sure to pick up a flyer in the school office or print one from the online calendar for LuHi to get credit for your purchase!
  4. The NHS auction is Friday.  Bring your money and join the fun!
  5. Seniors, your parents are invited to a Group Graduation Celebration organizational meeting NEXT Wednesday in the cafeteria.  This is a parent organized-parent run event.  This meeting is necessary to gauge interest, collect contact information, and start the process of organizing a group Graduation celebration.  If your parents can not attend and you are interested in participating, please have them contact Mrs. Kirby at ClaudiaKirby.su@gmail.com BEFORE the meeting date.
  6. Grandparents’ Day RSVP cards are due to Mrs. Wilson by Tuesday, Feb 11th.

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl at Auburn High School - 5pm

JV/V Boys at HOME vs. Carlinville beginning at 6pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, January 27, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Light

Bible Verse:  Ephesians 5:8-9,  “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.  Live as children of light for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Peyton H.

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Pasta Alfredo, Salad, Garlic Bread, White Cake and Lemonade, $4

  1. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.
  2. Tomorrow morning’s Spiritual Life meeting is cancelled and the Mt. Pulaski travelling chapel has been rescheduled to April 22nd.
  3. Wednesday is Lutheran High’s Red Robin fundraiser night.  Pick up a flyer in the school office or print one from the online calendar and meet us at Red Robin to support LuHi!
  4. The NHS auction is Friday.  See the posters around the building for pictures of only a few of the great items that will be available for purchase.  Bring your money and join the fun!
  5. Juniors and Seniors...remember that you can be part of the U.S. election process on March 17th.  What a wonderful, hands-on learning experience. If interested, there is a flyer on the Learning Commons bulletin board listing all of the requirements to participate, and applications may be picked up in the school office.  

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Girls Basketball @ Tri-City beginning at 6pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, January 24, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Forgiveness

Bible Verse:  Daniel 9:9,  “The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against Him.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Clarence B.

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Pasta Alfredo, Salad, Garlic Bread, White Cake and Lemonade, $4

  1. For Leadership time today, everyone is to go to their assigned classroom EXCEPT...team 10, who meets in Mrs. Gibler’s room is to go to the Bio Room across the hall, AND team 7, who meets in the Tech Lab will go to Mrs. Koopman’s classroom.
  2. Mandatory Spiritual Life meeting on Tuesday morning at 7:20 for those students traveling to Mt. Pulaski on Wednesday.
  3. Students in Mrs. Hennig’s Life Skills class need to make sure they have created their Investment account BEFORE class today.
  4. Next Wednesday is Lutheran High’s Red Robin fundraiser night, as well as the Girls Basketball Hoops for Hope Night.  Be sure to pick up a Red Robin flyer in the school office or print one from the online calendar for LuHi to get credit for your purchase.  Thank you for your help with this SCHOOL fundraising effort!
  5. The NHS auction is NEXT Friday.  Come ready to spend $$$$ for a good cause!
  6. The Group Graduation Celebration parent meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 5th in the cafeteria.
  7. Juniors and Seniors...the Sangamon County Clerk is requesting assistance at the polls on March 17th.  There are two positions available...Election Judge and Election Day Registrar. To participate, you must: be a U.S. citizen, have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0, have written approval from the principal and your parent/guardian, complete a training course, and have access to a vehicle and a cell phone on Election Day.  If interested, there is a flyer on the Learning Commons bulletin board and applications are in the school office. Completed applications with parent signature must be brought to the school office. Work hours on Election Day are 5am-7pm. This is a paid position and a wonderful way to witness the election process in action!

Girls Basketball Update:

Last night, Freshman Makenna C. led with 18 points and Maddie R. added 8 for the Crusaders in their 41-38 DOUBLE OVERTIME win against Athens sealing the County Tourney Consolation Championship.  Great effort was displayed by both teams. The win moves LuHi to 14 and 10 on the season. We also congratulate Senior Emily S. on being selected to the All-County Tournament Team. 

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Boys Basketball vs. Edinburg at HOME beginning at 6pm.  Tonight’s theme is Neon or Glow. Dress up and come cheer on our team.

Saturday’s Activities:

Musical Choreography Rehearsal - 10am-1pm

Girls JV Team at Williamsville (shootout) - 11:15 vs. Tri-City and 12:30 vs. Athens

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Isaac G. in Advanced PE for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership, and always working to improve himself.

Junior Izayah H. in Chemistry for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership, and academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test and for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Freshman Christopher C. in Geometry for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude, excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, consistent positive effort in class or on homework

Also nominated:  Senior Michaela C. in Chemistry for an A+ on the Quantum Mechanics test

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Sophomore Lili C. in cheer for her positive attitude and leadership.

Junior Nikko B. and Senior Brett D. in boys basketball.  Brett and Nikko stepped up by getting the team to play strong team defense. Their efforts propelled the team to push forward and almost take the win from Lincolnwood.

The Girls Basketball Team for winning the Consolation Championship in the face of adversity and battling hard all the way to the end of a Double Overtime!

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Forgiveness

Bible Verse:  Acts 3:19,  “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Student Council reminder...Elijah K., Peyton H. and Natalie D. are to meet after school today in Mr. Bulava’s room to discuss Heart Week.
  2. There is a mandatory Spiritual Life meeting tomorrow morning at 7:45am in Mr. Zander’s classroom.
  3. The NHS auction is coming soon!  On January 31st, during Assembly time, you have the opportunity to buy awesome prizes such as:  themed baskets, Mr. K’s brownies, Mr. Schorfheide’s famous cinnamon rolls and pizzas, and 2 awesome dream dates.  The auction is NEXT Friday. Come to school ready to spend your $$$$! 
  4. Grandparents’ Day RSVP cards are due to Mrs. Wilson by Tuesday, Feb 11th.

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl practice after school

Varsity Girls Basketball at County Tournament vs. Athens for Consolation Champion -  Tri-City @ 5pm

Community Event:

Capital Area Career Center Open House -  TONIGHT from 5-7pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Forgiveness

Bible Verse:  1 John 1:9,  “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all righteousness.”

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

  1. Mark January 29th on your calendar as LUHI NIGHT. Come support LuHi Athletics with the Girls Basketball Hoops for Hope Night and support the school’s general operations by enjoying Red Robin either before or after the game.
  2. Seniors, your parents are invited to a Group Graduation Celebration organizational meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 5th in the cafeteria.  This is a parent organized-parent run event. This meeting is necessary to gauge interest, collect contact information, and start the process of organizing a group Graduation celebration.  If your parents can not attend and you are interested in participating, please have them contact Mrs. Kirby at ClaudiaKirby.su@gmail.com BEFORE the meeting date.

Basketball Update:

The LuHi boys basketball team faced the Lancers of Raymond Lincolnwood last night. LuHi fell behind early in the game, but started battling back with their tough defense which landed Senior J.T. W. on the bench in foul trouble. LuHi kept it close in the 3rd quarter until J.T. returned helping the team to take the lead.  The boys battled hard to the very end, but ended up losing by 3. The boys are HOME this Friday. Come bring your LuHi spirit to support the team. 

Freshman Makenna C. led the Lady Crusaders last night with 14 points in their 45-16 victory over Pawnee. Senior Emily S. added 13, while Freshman Bianca A. chipped in 6.  The team advances to the Consolation Championship of the County Tourney. The girls improved to 13-10 on the year and play Athens at 5pm tomorrow night at Tri-City.

Tonight’s Activities:

George Alarm will be here right after school to test the fire system.  There will be an announcement right before the testing begins and one after the testing has concluded.

Track parent/student organizational meeting - 5pm in the cafeteria

Community Event:

Capital Area Career Center is hosting an Open House tomorrow from 5-7pm for any student interested in seeing what CACC is all about.

Finally, those leaving for the March for Life in Washington, D.C this afternoon are to be dismissed at 2:45.  We pray for the safe travels of the following people....Ysabella A., Paige B., Abigail B., Josie B., Elizabeth E., Ty G., Grace H., Mika H., Lauren L., Ella R., Mikayla S., Pastor Kaufmann, Pastor Hennig, Coach Reynolds, and Mrs. Hennig.  

To each of you...may God prepare your journey, Jesus guide your footsteps, the Holy Spirit strengthen your body; the Trinity watch over you on every road you travel.  (adapted from a published benediction)

 

7th Hour Announcements

Congrats to Hannah G. who won an individual award as the 8th best player in Saturday's Scholastic Bowl tournament, in which over 20 teams competed.

Tonight’s Schol Bowl matches ARE AT PORTA tonight.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Forgiveness

Bible Verse:  Matthew 6:14-15,  “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Grilled Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Brownie & Lemonade, $4

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Congratulations to Mika H. and Rhythm M., Lutheran High School’s Poetry Out Loud winners.  Mika and Rhythm now advance to the Illinois Regional Poetry Out Loud competition, which will be held in February.
  2. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.
  3. For anyone wanting to participate in Track this spring, there will be an organizational meeting for Parents and Students tomorrow at 5pm in the cafeteria.
  4. Be sure to put LuHi’s upcoming Red Robin school fundraiser on your calendar for January 29th.
  5. The NHS auction is on January 31st during Assembly time.   You can buy prizes such as: an Avengers Endgame movie basket, a Little Mermaid movie basket, Mr. K’s brownies, Mr. Schorfheide’s famous cinnamon rolls and pizzas, and 2 awesome dream dates.  
  6. A Senior parents’ Group Graduation organizational meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 5th in the cafeteria.
  7. Grandparents’ Day RSVP cards are due to Mrs. Wilson by Tuesday, Feb 11th.

Basketball Update:

The Freshman boys traveled to Auburn to play 2 games and the boys came away with 2 wins on the evening.  Great job, boys! 

The girls basketball team traveled to Tri-City for the first round of the county basketball tournament facing 5th seeded Williamsville.  The girls started hot, but couldn’t quite come back from a second quarter Williamsville run. Senior Emily S. had 21 points in the 35-44 loss.  This was a memorable game as she scored her 1,000th point and became a member of the LuHi 1000 point club! Congrats, Emily!

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl- 5:00pm  CONFIRMED AT PORTA!

Girls Varsity Basketball in County Tourney at Tri-City - 6pm vs. Pawnee

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Lincolnwood Jr/Sr High School - 6:15 start time

Community Event:

Capital Area Career Center is hosting an Open House on Thursday from 5-7pm for any student interested in seeing what CACC is all about.

 

There is a Spring Track PARENT/STUDENT organizational meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 5:00pm.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, January 17, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Hallelujah

Bible Verse:  Psalm 96:11,  “Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it.”

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

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Grilled Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Brownie and Lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Savannah S.

                   and on Monday to:  Senior Jacob W.

  1. Leadership teams report to your assigned classrooms today and bring your Bibles!
  2. Please invite your grandparents to come to LuHi on Feb 14th.  Return RSVP cards to Mrs. Wilson by Tuesday, Feb 11th. See Mrs. Wilson if you have questions.
  3. The NHS Auction is coming up fast!!  The auction will be held on January 31st during Assembly time.  Make sure to bring your money so you can buy prizes such as: an Avengers Endgame movie basket, a Little Mermaid movie basket, Mr. K’s brownies, Mr. Schorfheide’s famous cinnamon rolls and pizzas, and 2 awesome dream dates: 1 with Emily, Aleah and Britta and the other with Brett, Adam and Jacob.  Again, the auction is Friday, Jan. 31st. Come to school ready to spend your $$$$!  
  4. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes on TUESDAY by 11:45am.
  5. Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  There is no school, but take a few minutes out of your day off to find out WHY you have a day off!  Enjoy your long weekend.

Basketball Update:

LuHi won against East Alton-Wood River last night, 44- 27.  Senior Emily S. led the way with 21 points as Freshman Makenna C. chipped in 10. The Lady Crusaders were a perfect 10 of 10 from the free throw line. The win improves the team to 12 and 9 on the year.

Tonight’s Activities:

Spring Musical Choreography meeting - 4pm.  ALL cast members MUST attend. 

Saturday’s Activities:

SISAL Speech Competition - 8am-5pm @ Chatham Glenwood High School

Varsity Scholastic Bowl in Barron Robinson Memorial Tournament - 9am @Southeast High School, Springfield

Monday’s Activities:

Musical Rehearsal - 10am-1pm

Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Williamsville in County Tourney @ Tri-City High School - 3:30pm

9th Grade Boys Basketball @ Auburn - 6:00pm

Board of Directors’ meeting - 7pm

Employment Opportunities:

Manpower is now hiring Mail Sorters and Data Entry Clerks for the tax season.  If interested, contact Manpower @ 528-2323. The flyer is on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Freddy S., in PE, for consistent positive attitude and recommending a great quote for our new quote wall. The quote is Joshua 1:9.

Junior Luke L., in Environmental Science, for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude, and always having quality work done on time.

Senior Maddie R., in Spanish 4, for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude, and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

Senior Khoi N., in Advanced PE, for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, consistent positive attitude, a great attitude, and being a leader in class.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Emma S., girls basketball, for her hard work and positive attitude which are of great value to our team. 

Sophomore Elizabeth F., cheerleading. She is always there for the squad, as well as a friend and a leader. She steps up and takes control when needed. She has a positive attitude in every situation. 

Senior Jacob W., boys basketball, for being a leader during the county tournament. 

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Hallelujah

Bible Verse:  1 Chronicles 16:10,  “Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/Nachos with toppings and Rice Krispy Treat, $4.

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Chick-fil-A Lunch

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please take Chick-fil-A orders today after announcements.
  2. Leadership Team Leaders will meet at lunch today.  If you are buying a lunch, please purchase your lunch and take it to the Bio Room.
  3. Today in religion class, you will receive invites and RSVP cards for Grandparents’ Day.  Please invite your grandparents to come to LuHi on Feb 14th. Return RSVP cards to Mrs. Wilson by Tuesday, Feb 11.  See Mrs. Wilson if you have questions.
  4. For anyone wanting to participate in Track this spring, there will be an organizational meeting for PARENTS and students on Wednesday at 5pm in the Cafeteria.

Basketball Update:

The boys basketball team had another tough battle against a good Athens team. The team didn't give up but fell short last night; however, we did out-rebound them.

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl at Pawnee - 4:00pm

JV/V Girls Basketball at HOME vs. East Alton-Wood River beginning at 6pm

Poetry Out Loud Competition/Speech Team Showcase - 6:30pm Chapel/Performing Arts Center

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Hallelujah

Bible Verse:  1 Samuel 2:1,  “...My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high.  My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance.”

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

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  For the Alumni Luncheon, Mr. Schorfheide is making Tacos/Nachos with toppings and Rice Krispy Treat.  You are welcome to eat hot lunch as well. The cost is $4.

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Chick-fil-A Lunch - orders will be taken tomorrow after announcements

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Michael B. and Freshman Blake B.

  1. Please join us tomorrow at 6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center for the Poetry Out Loud Competition and Speech Team Showcase.  Come support your fellow students as they showcase their talent.
  2. “Little Mermaid” Choreography meeting Friday at 4pm.  ALL cast members MUST attend. 
  3. For any student interested in Track this Spring, there will be an organizational meeting for PARENTS and students on Wednesday, Jan. 22nd at 5pm in the Cafeteria.
  4. Seniors, your parents are invited to a group Graduation organizational meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 5th in the cafeteria.  This is a parent organized-parent run event. This meeting is necessary to gauge interest, collect contact information, and start the process of organizing a group Graduation celebration.  If your parents can not attend and you are interested in participating, please have them contact Mrs. Kirby at ClaudiaKirby.su@gmail.com BEFORE the meeting date.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech Team practice today and tomorrow - 3:05-4:00 in Mrs. Quigg’s room

Varsity Boys Basketball in County Tourney - 5:00pm at LincolnLand Community College

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Hallelujah

Bible Verse:  Revelation 19:6-7,  “Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:  ‘Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory!’”

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

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

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Leadership-hosted Chick-fil-A Lunch, $5 for the meal, $5 for an extra sandwich, orders will be taken Thursday after announcements.  Payment due at the pick up window on Friday. If you order a lunch, you will be held responsible to pay for that lunch.

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Elizabeth F.

  1. There will be a Little Mermaid Choreography meeting Friday, January 17 at 4pm.  ALL cast members MUST attend the meeting. 
  2. Poetry Out Loud entry forms are due by 3:05 PM today.  Please give forms to Mrs. Quigg or put in Mrs. Quigg’s mailbox in the office.
  3. Speech Team will meet Wednesday and Thursday from 3:05-4:00 PM in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.

Basketball Updates:  

-The Varsity Boys played Tri City for the 3rd time in a couple of weeks.  It was another hard fought game. The score went back and forth the entire game, but the Crusaders came up short losing a nail biter 43-47 in the first round of the County Tournament.  The team set their bar a little higher after the game. Tough defense, rebound better. Coach’s favorite part of last night’s game was that the boys stuck together and had each other’s backs.  Keep working boys!

-Girls Basketball won last night 50-12 over conference team, Lincolnwood.  Senior Emily S. led the way with 17 points. Junior Delaney S. and Freshman Makenna C. added 10 points each.  The Lady Crusaders improve to 11-9 on the year and play again at home on Thursday. 

Tonight’s Activities:

-Scholastic Bowl League play @ Home - 5:00pm 

-Post Prom Fundraiser dinner at Panda Express - 3:30-close.  Bring a flyer! Pick one up in the office or get it from the “Latest News” section of our website.

-March for Life trip parent/student meeting - 6pm in the Bio Room

-Girls softball parent/player meeting - 7pm in the LuHi Cafeteria

 

7th Hour Announcements

There is a lot happening after school TOMORROW (Tuesday).  Here’s the run-down.  If any of these apply to you, please put them on your calendar for tomorrow night (NOT tonight) AND remind your parents….

For Everyone…Post Prom Fundraiser dinner at Panda Express - 3:30-close.  Bring a flyer!  Pick one up in the office or get it from the “Latest News” section of our website.

Scholastic Bowl at Home at 5:00pm.

For those attending the March for Life trip, there is a PARENT/student meeting at 6pm in the Bio Room.

For girls interested in playing softball, there is a parent/player meeting at 7pm in the LuHi Cafeteria.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, January 13, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Hallelujah

Bible Verse:  Revelation 19:1,  “After this, I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: “Hallelujah! Salvation and Glory and power belong to our God.”

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

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

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Leadership-hosted Chick-fil-A Lunch, $5 for the meal, $5 for an extra sandwich, orders will be taken Thursday after announcements.  Payment due at the pick up window on Friday. If you order a lunch, you will be held responsible to pay for that lunch.

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. NHS meets today during break in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom.
  2. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.
  3. Tomorrow night is a Post Prom Fundraiser dinner at Panda Express from 3:30-close.  Grab a flyer from the office or the main page of our website under “Latest News” and bring it with you for LuHi Post Prom to get the benefits from your purchase.
  4. Girls softball meeting tomorrow at 7pm in the LuHi Cafeteria.
  5. LuHi is hosting an alumni lunch for current college students on Thursday, so you will have the opportunity to interact with recent LuHi graduates before and after Chapel and during lunch.  Please take this opportunity to learn 

Basketball Updates:

The LuHi Boys Basketball Team showed much improvement Friday night as we battled Tri-City for the second time this season. It was a close game. With a strong effort and defense, LuHi was in the game until the very end with team play and a strong performance from Senior JT W. on both ends of the floor.

The Lady Crusaders traveled to Routt on Saturday taking on a strong Rocket team.  The girls battled, but were out-rebounded and fell short, losing to the #6 team in the state. 

Tonight’s Activities:

Boys Varsity Basketball in Sangamon County Tournament at LincolnLand Community College - 5:00pm vs. Tri-City

JV/V Girls Basketball @ Home vs. Lincolnwood beginning at 6:00pm

 

7th Hour Announcements

The location of tomorrow’s Girls Basketball game against Routt has been moved to MacMurray College (447 E College Ave, Jacksonville).  The online calendar has been changed accordingly.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, January 10, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Wisdom

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 19:20,  “Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.”

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

Happy Birthday on Saturday to:  Sophomore Austin E.

  1. Leadership Teams will meet in the Chapel today.
  2. Submit completed and signed class change request forms to Mr. Ebener by noon today.
  3. Sign up with Mrs. McCulley by noon today for Spring sports.
  4. NHS meets Monday during break.
  5. There is a girls softball meeting on Tuesday at 7pm in the LuHi Cafeteria.  If you are in Schol Bowl, see Mrs. McCulley Wednesday for the information.
  6. See Mrs. Quigg if you are interested in participating in LuHi’s annual Poetry Out Loud recitation competition on Thursday, Jan. 16th.  

Girls Basketball Update:

The Lady Crusaders took on Triopia last night winning by 15.  Senior Emily S. led the team in scoring and as a team, the Lady Crusaders made 20 of 23 from the free throw line.  Congrat, girls!

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Tri-City beginning at 6pm

Saturday’s Activities:

Elementary School Spelling Bee @ LuHi - 8-Noon

JV/V Girls Basketball @ Routt beginning at 1:00pm

Reminder that our participation in the Scholastic Bowl Tourney has been cancelled

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Alaina S. in Spanish and Algebra 1 for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Sophomore Christian S. in Chemistry and PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and specifically in Chemistry for asking excellent questions.

Sophomore Joel L. in Spanish for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework

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

Also nominated:  Mason L., Adam W., Maddie R., and Ben W.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Isaac G. in boys basketball for his leadership on and off the court and his willingness to pay attention and learn what he is being taught.

The JV Scholastic Bowl Team.  Under the leadership of its captain, Sophomore Sean M., the JV team displayed excellent teamwork in last night’s wins against Maroa-Forsyth and North Mac.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Wisdom

Bible Verse:  James 1:5,  “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Anna S.

  1. Leadership Team Leaders will meet at lunch.
  2. Anyone interested in spring sports - Track, Baseball, Softball, and Girls Soccer - sign up with Mrs. McCulley by noon tomorrow!  No pressure if you sign up- just want an idea of numbers. 
  3. Today is the last day to pick up class change forms from Mr. Ebener.  The deadline to submit the completed and signed request forms is tomorrow.
  4. NHS meets Monday during break.
  5. There is a girls softball meeting on Tuesday at 7pm in the LuHi Cafeteria.  If you are in Schol Bowl, see Mrs. McCulley next Wednesday for the information.
  6. LuHi’s annual Poetry Out Loud competition is Thursday, Jan. 16th.  This poetry recitation contest is open to ALL LuHi students. Please contact Mrs. Quigg if you would like to participate or if you have questions.

Tonight’s Activities:

Schol Bowl at North Mac HS - 5:00pm.  Meet in Mr. Ennis’ classroom no later than 3:30pm to board 

JV/V Girls Basketball @ Home vs. Triopia beginning at 6pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Wisdom

Bible Verse:  James 3:17,  “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”

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

  1. 2nd semester reminder...to request late arrival/early dismissal, you must bring in a signed
  2. Honor Card applications are due to Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox by 3:05pm TODAY.
  3. Any SPRING athlete interested in ANY spring sport - Track, Baseball, Softball, and Girls Soccer - please come and sign up with Mrs McCulley so that we can get an idea of numbers!  No pressure if you sign up- just want an idea of numbers for planning purposes. 
  4. Leadership Team Leaders will meet during lunch tomorrow in the Bio room.
  5. Speech Team meets everyday after school this week.
  6. Class changes must be requested through Mr. Ebener, and then the properly completed change request form, which includes a parent/guardian signature, must be submitted to Mr. Ebener no later than Friday.
  7. NHS will meet Monday during break.
  8. There is a girls softball meeting on Tuesday at 7pm in the LuHi Cafeteria.  If you are in Schol Bowl, see Mrs. McCulley next Wednesday for the information.
  9. LuHi’s annual Poetry Out Loud competition is Thursday, Jan. 16th.  This poetry recitation contest is open to ALL LuHi students. Please contact Mrs. Quigg if you would like to participate or if you have questions.
  10. LuHi’s participation in Saturday’s Scholastic Bowl Tournament has been cancelled.

Boys Basketball Update:

Both the JV and Varsity  Boys Basketball teams took a loss to PORTA last night.  We will be working hard to get ready for Friday’s conference game against Tri City.

Service Hour Opportunity:

Volunteers needed at LuHi’s Elementary School Spelling Bee this Saturday from 8-11:30am.  See Mrs. Quigg by 3:05pm TODAY to sign up.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech Team - 3:05-4:00 in Mrs. Quigg’s room

9th Grade Boys Basketball @ Williamsville High School - 6pm

Crusader Aider meeting - 6:30pm in the cafeteria

 

7th Hour Announcements

Tonight’s Scholastic Bowl match has been rescheduled to Thursday at North Mac

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Wisdom

Bible Verse:  Psalm 37:30,  “The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Mac N’ Cheese, Salad and Rice Krispie Treat, $4

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

  1. 2nd semester reminders... 1.) All lockers are to be locked when not in use.  If you don’t lock it, it could end up locked for you! 2.) If you are new to LuHi or a new driver and have not yet requested a parking sticker, please come to the school office to do so.  The parking lot will be checked soon to be sure all cars have stickers. 3.) Class changes must be requested through Mr. Ebener, and then all properly completed change request forms, which include a parent/guardian signature, must be submitted to Mr. Ebener by this Friday.
  2. Speech Team meets today, tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday from 3:05-4:00 in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  3. LuHi will hold its annual Poetry Out Loud competition on Thursday, Jan. 16th.  This poetry recitation contest is open to all LuHi students. Please contact Mrs. Quigg if you would like to participate or if you have questions.
  4. LuHi is hosting its Elementary School Spelling Bee this Saturday from 8-11:30am.  Those interested in volunteering should contact Mrs. Quigg by Wednesday. Service Hours are available.
  5. Leadership Team Leaders will meet Thursday during lunch in the Bio room.
  6. Please remind your parents that there is a Crusader Aider meeting tomorrow at 6:30pm in the cafeteria.  All parents and guardians are automatically part of Crusader Aiders.
  7. NHS will meet next Monday during break.
  8. Honor Card applications are now being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until tomorrow at 3:05pm.  Freshmen and transfer students who have been at LuHi for one full semester are now eligible to apply for an Honor Card.

Girls Basketball Update:

The Girls lost a tough one last night, 34-29, at Athens. Senior Emily S. led the way with 11 points for the Crusaders.  Congrats to the JV girls who won their game 35-33! The girls play again at home this Thursday at 6:00 vs. Triopia.

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl Meet vs. Maroa-Forsyth, Nokomis & North Mac @ North Mac - 5:00pm

JV/V Boys Basketball @ PORTA High School beginning at 6:00pm

Education Committee meeting - 7pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, January 6, 2020

Word of the Week is:  Wisdom

Bible Verse:  Psalm 111:10,  “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His precepts have good understanding.  To Him belongs eternal praise.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Mac N’ Cheese, Salad and Rice Krispie Treat, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Welcome back!  We have several new students this semester.  Please make them feel welcome into our LuHi family and help today as they learn to navigate the classrooms.
  2. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.
  3. NHS will meet next Monday during break.

Tonight’s Activities:

Spring Musical - Full Show Read-Through - 4-8pm

JV/V Girls Basketball @ Athens High School beginning at 6:00pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, December 20, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Endurance

Bible Verse:  Revelation 14:12,  “This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep His commands and remain faithful to Jesus.”

Happy Birthday over break to:  Spencer Dodson, Zach Fales, Sean Mulhall, and Sam Pollock

  1. Final call to turn in Spiritual Life Applications and Theater Waivers and also to pick up sports pictures and musical music. 
  2. Boys Basketball practice is changed to 11-1 today.  If anyone has an issue, please contact coach via text or see him right after finals at 10:30.
  3. For those who reserved seats, tonight is the Christmas Dance from 7-11pm at Poe’s on the Hill located at 295 E Andrew Rd, Springfield

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Endurance

Bible Verse:  Colossians 1:9-12,  “...We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of His holy people in the kingdom of light.”

Happy Birthday today to: 

  1. Any student with a Spiritual Life Application OR a Theater Waiver Form, please turn it in to Mr. Zander before you leave school tomorrow. 
  2. All musical cast members who want music to work on over break, all copies of the music are ready for pick up in Mr. Zander’s room.  Please take only the songs you need and work hard over break. Lora will be emailing you soon to give you access to the orchestra app which has all the songs; you can download it to your device for practice.  If you have any questions, please let one of us know.
  3. Pick up sports pictures in the office today before you leave school.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Endurance

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

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Tommy Tarr

  1.  Sports pictures are here! Come to the office and pick yours up today.

 

7th Hour Announcements

Reminder that semester exams begin at 8:00am tomorrow, Thursday and Friday.  Check the exam schedules posted around the building so you know where to be and when to be there.  Be sure you are in your seat when the exam bells ring.  Tardiness may lead to a forfeited exam.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Endurance

Bible Verse:  Romans 15:4,  “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the scriptures and the encouragement they provide, we might have hope.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Natalie D. and Sophomores Dalton A. and Adam A.

Today’s Lunch Option:  Mac ‘N Cheese,salad, Christmas cookies, and lemonade, $4

Lunch Servers:  1st Lunch - Luke and Nick, 2nd lunch - Isaac and Izayah

  1. Band students are to report to Mrs. Armbrust’s study hall.
  2. Please turn in Shopper’s Blessings orders to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.
  3. Congrats to the band and choir for a great Christmas concert on Sunday.  All of your hard work paid off with some great sounds. Also, a big thanks to the music students and parents for their work with the cookie walk.  We raised over $2000.
  4. Semester Exams start tomorrow.  All three days are 8:00am start days.  Exam schedules are posted around the building.  You must leave the school property after your last final each day, so please arrange your rides accordingly.
  5. Even with the snow day yesterday, today is still the last day to purchase your Christmas Dance tickets.  All dance tickets MUST be purchased by 3:10pm today.
  6. Mr. Schorfheide has some lightly used boys clothes that are free for the taking.  They are mostly medium shirts, a couple large shirts, and some pants. Anyone who wants them, can come take them for free.  They will go to goodwill on Thursday.

 

7th Hour Announcements

Freshmen, remember that you have a free dress down day on Monday.  This is sweat pants or athletic shorts of the appropriate length only.  Pajama pants and leggings are NOT, and never have been, allowed!  If you have questions, see Mrs. Hennig or ask in the school office BEFORE you wear something for which you may receive a dress code violation.

There has been a change in Lunch Options for next week.  On Monday, Mr. Schorfheide will be serving Mac ‘N Cheese, green beans, fruit, brownies, and lemonade for $5 with profits going to Dallas Lutheran High School’s tornado relief fund; then on Tuesday, he will be serving his regular weekly lunch of Nachos/Tacos with toppings and dessert for $4.

2020 St. Louis Cardinals calendars in!!! The LuHi baseball team is selling the calendars for $15 each.  See a baseball player or come to the school office to purchase your calendar today!

Come to the Basketball game tonight to support our boys’ teams, as well as our students travelling to Washington, D.C.  Remember to come decked out in “Deck the Halls” Christmas wear.  Let’s have fun while supporting our fellow students!

PLEASE check out the items on the window bench.  At 3:10pm TODAY, everything left will be boxed up for donation.

Finally, we decided to make a separate Christmas Sweater category for the faculty and staff.  With that said, the winner of the Ugliest Faculty/Staff Christmas Sweater is Mr. Zander, with an honorable mention to Coach McCulley, AND…the winner of the Ugliest Student Christmas Sweater goes to Alex S.  Congratulations to all of our participants as true to the spirit of the contest, you all looked ugly!!!

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, December 13, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Patience

Bible Verse:  James 5:8,  “You also, be patient.  Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.”

Happy Birthday on Sunday to:   Freshmen Kaleigh B. and Freddy S.

Today’s Lunch Option - pre-ordered:  Chick-fil-A lunch

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Mac ‘N Cheese, green beans, fruit, brownies, and lemonade, $4

  1. Lost & found items are on the window bench today until 3:05pm.  Items not claimed by the end of the day will be donated.
  2. There is a special Shopper’s Blessings order due today at 11:45am.  Then, the last chance to order for 2019 is Monday at 11:45am.
  3. Anyone who wants to be considered in the “Ugliest Sweater” contest needs to gather in the open space in the cafeteria during your lunch time to have your picture taken.  If you do not enter the contest at the time called during each lunch, you forfeit your entry into the contest.
  4. The students travelling to Washington, D.C.’s March for Life will be selling bowls of chili, baked goods, and inspirational wares, as well as holding a silent auction during tonight’s basketball games to raise money for their trip.
  5. Semester Exams are Wednesday-Friday.  All three days are 8:00am start days. Exam schedules are posted around the building, online under NEWS, and in the Ledger.  Please note that you must leave the school property after your last final of the day, so please arrange your rides accordingly.  Be on time as those who are late may not be admitted to their exam.
  6. Christmas Dance tickets are on sale in the school office for $40 per person until Tuesday at noon.  Remember, that if you are bringing a non-LuHi student guest, you MUST have the guest permission form completed BEFORE you may sign your guest up for the dance.

Girls Basketball Update:

Girls Basketball picked up another victory last night at Mt. Pulaski, 52-29.  Senior Emily S. led the way with 23 points (and took a charge!), while Junior Delaney S. chipped in 14. The Crusaders improve to 6 & 4 on the season. Next game is at home Saturday at 2:00.

Tonight’s Activities:

Rock Climbing Club (if pre-registered) - Upper Limits in Bloomington - after school until approx. 10pm

Spring Musical Auditions - 4-6pm in the Music Room

JV/V Boys Basketball at HOME vs. Decatur Lutheran beginning at 6pm - The theme is Deck out in Deck the Halls.  Wear your ugly sweater or anything Christmasy.

Saturday’s Activities:

Cookie Walk - 8am-noon or until the cookies run out!

Spring Musical Auditions - 9-11am in the Music Room

Spring Musical cast list revealed and scripts handed out - 1pm

Sunday’s Activity:

Christmas Music Concert - 2pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Hope C. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, always has a smile and goes above and beyond.

Junior Delaney S. in Chemistry for Excellent score,  academic improvement, and positive attitude.

Sophomore Alex H. in PE for great effort in the basketball unit.

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

The Madrigal Singers and Jesters for two nights of great entertainment!

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Emily S....girls basketball....she scored 9 points on Monday and 23 last night helping us to 2 wins.  She has also been leading us with her effort on defense as well.

Senior JT W.....boys basketball... for encouraging and helping lead his teammates to a hard fought victory against the Pawnee Indians.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Patience

Bible Verse:  Romans 8:25,  “But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option - must be pre-ordered:  Leadership hosted Chick-fil-A lunch, $5 for the meal and $5 for an extra sandwich.

  1. Teachers, please take a lunch count today after announcements for tomorrow’s Chick-fil-A lunch. Team 6 members, do not put in an order.  Mrs. Gilman has your count already.
  2. JC E. is shadowing today in geometry with Aaron S. and then the rest of the day with Aiden S.  Please make him feel welcome during his time at LuHi.
  3. Lost & found items are on the window bench until tomorrow at 3:05pm.  Items not claimed by then will be donated.
  4. The Cookie Walk is Saturday from 8am-noon.
  5. LuHi’s Christmas Music Concert is Sunday at 2pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.
  6. Christmas Dance tickets are on sale in the school office for $40 per person until Tuesday at noon. 
  7. There will be a FREE dress down day tomorrow, plus IT’S UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER DAY!!!!  There will be a small prize for the winner of the Ugliest Sweater!  Remember the dress down rules and ENJOY this fun day!
  8. The students travelling to Washington, D.C.’s March for Life will be selling bowls of chili, baked goods, and inspirational wares, as well as holding a silent auction during the boys basketball games tomorrow night to raise money for their trip.  See the flyers posted around the school and on Facebook for details.

Tonight’s Activities:

Spring Musical Auditions from 4-6pm in the Music Room

JV/V Girls Basketball at Mt. Pulaski beginning at 6pm

 

7th Hour Announcements...

Congratulations to Leadership Team 6 for collecting the most items for “Stockings for Soldiers.”  Besides making a better Christmas for our soldiers, you also receive a FREE Chick-fil-A lunch on Friday.

Students, Faculty, and Staff…There will be a FREE dress down day on Friday AND…it is Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!!

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Patience

Bible Verse:  Psalm 40:1,  “I waited patiently for the Lord; He inclined to me and heard my cry.”

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

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Leadership hosted Chick-fil-A lunch, $5 for the meal and $5 for an extra sandwich,

     Orders will be taken on Thursday after announcements.

  1. Please welcome our shadow students today...Caden shadowing Geno Daniels, Jada shadowing Hannah Springer, and Maya shadowing Alaina Standefer.
  2. The Rock Climbing Club will travel to Upper Limits in Bloomington on Friday after school until approx. 10pm.  If you are interested in attending or just want more information about Rock Climbing Club, see Erin Borntreger or Mr. Ennis before the end of the school day today.
  3. Semester Exams are NEXT Wednesday-Friday.  All three days are 8:00am start days. Exam schedules are posted around the building. 
  4. Spring Musical auditions are tomorrow & Fri. from 4-6pm and Saturday from 9-11am in the music room.  If you will be auditioning and have not yet signed up, you need to do so today. The cast list will be revealed and scripts handed out on Saturday at 1pm.
  5. The Cookie Walk is Saturday from 8am-noon.
  6. LuHi’s Christmas Music Concert is this Sunday at 2pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.
  7. Christmas Dance tickets are on sale in the school office for $40 per person until Tuesday at noon. 

Basketball Update:

The Boys bested Pawnee in last night’s Conference match-up, 56-42.  The boys are coming together as a team.

 

7th Hour Announcement...Our apologies.  You may bring in "Stockings for Soldiers" donations until 9am tomorrow, not 8am.  Although the Senior Service Center is picking up our collection tomorrow morning, you do not need to get to school by 8am to make your final donations.  We will collect until the start of school at 9am.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Patience

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

Today’s Lunch Option:  Breaded chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread pudding, $4

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

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Leadership hosted Chick-fil-A lunch, $5 for the meal and $5 for an extra sandwich,

     Orders will be taken on Thursday after announcements.

  1. The collection of “Stockings for Soldiers” items ends tomorrow morning at 8am.
  2. Rock Climbing Club will be heading to Upper Limits in Bloomington this Friday.  If you are interested in attending or just want more information about Rock Climbing Club, see Erin Borntreger or Mr. Ennis before the end of the school day tomorrow.
  3. Semester Exams are NEXT Wednesday-Friday.  All three days are 8:00am start days. Exam schedules are posted.  Please note that everyone must leave the school property after your last final of the day, so please arrange your rides accordingly.  Be on time as those who are late may not be admitted to their exam.
  4. Auditions for "The Little Mermaid" are Thurs & Fri. from 4-6pm and Saturday from 9-11am.  The cast list will be revealed and scripts handed out on Saturday at 1pm.
  5. LuHi Music Department’s Annual Cookie Walk is this Saturday 8am-noon.
  6. Christmas Dance tickets are on sale in the school office for $40 per person until next Tuesday. 

Basketball Update:

The Freshman boys traveled to Mt. Pulaski last night.  They played a tough game, but couldn’t quite pull out the win.  The Hilltoppers bested the Crusaders 50-41.

Girls Basketball picked up a win last night 57-21 against Meridian. Seven different Crusaders scored and all 13 Varsity players participated in the victory. Freshman Makenna C. led the way with 14 points, followed by Emma D. with 11.  The JV Crusaders also picked up a win 25-9, and improve to 3 & 1 on the season. 

Tonight’s Activities:

Boys Basketball - VARSITY ONLY - at Pawnee - 6pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, December 9, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Patience

Bible Verse:  1 Corinthians 13:4,  “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant.”

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Breaded chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread pudding, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Brayden L.

  1. Congratulations to the Madrigals, Jesters, musicians, servers and crew of the Madrigal Dinners for two wonderful, entertaining performances this past weekend.   Everyone did a great job and Mr. Schorfheide was very proud of you!
  2. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am.
  3. NHS members will meet in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom during break today.  Also, those going on the Washington, D.C. trip, WHO ARE NOT IN NHS, will meet in the Bio room during break.  If you are in NHS, you MUST go to Mrs. Quigg’s room and then see Mrs. Hennig at another time.
  4. Spiritual Life members...there is a MANDATORY meeting tomorrow morning at 7:40am in Mr. Zander’s classroom.  Applications for 2nd semester Spiritual Life, including those for current members who MUST reapply, will be distributed at this meeting.  If you are not in Spiritual Life and are interested in or have questions about it, see Mr. Zander today.
  5. The collection of “Stockings for Soldiers” items ends Wednesday at 8am.
  6. Auditions for "The Little Mermaid" are Thurs & Fri. from 4-6pm and Saturday from 9-11am.  The cast list will be revealed and scripts handed out on Saturday at 1pm.
  7. LuHi Music Department’s Annual Cookie Walk is this Saturday beginning at 8am until noon...or the cookies run out.
  8. Christmas Dance tickets are on sale in the school office for $40 per person until next Tuesday. 
  9. Semester Exams are NEXT Wednesday-Friday.  All three days are 8:00am start days. Exam schedules are posted around building, online under NEWS, and in Ledger.  Please note that everyone must leave the school property after your last final of the day, so please arrange your rides accordingly.  Be on time as those who are late may not be admitted to their final.

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Girls Basketball at Meridian High School beginning at 6:00pm

9th Grade Boys Basketball at Mt. Pulaski - 6:00pm

 

7th Hour Announcements

Congratulations to all of the teams for your efforts decorating your Gingerbread houses.  1st place goes to Team 10!!  Their prize is ice cream at next Friday’s lunchtime.

Announcing the 2019 Christmas Dance Court:  Jacob W., Adam W., Jon A., Brett D., Britta B., Melany E., Emily S., and Maddie R.  Elections for King and Queen will be held next week.

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, December 6, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Trust

Bible Verse:  Psalm 145:18,  “The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.”

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Breaded chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, rice krispie treat, $4

Happy Birthday on Sunday to:  Freshmen Ella P. and Tyler Y.

  1. Noon today is the last chance to purchase your Madrigal Dinner tickets!  Come to the school office.
  2. Sign up TODAY to audition for "The Little Mermaid."  Sign up sheet and audition packets in Mr. Schorfheide’s room. 
  3. NHS members will meet in Mrs. Quigg’s classroom on Monday during break.
  4. ALL SPIRITUAL LIFE members MUST REAPPLY for membership in Spiritual Life for the 2nd semester.  There is a MANDATORY meeting on Tuesday morning at 7:40am in Mr. Zander’s classroom for all current Spiritual Life members and anyone interested in applying.  Applications will be distributed at this meeting.
  5. Christmas Dance tickets are on sale in the school office for $40 per person. Remember that guest permission forms must be turned in before buying tickets. 
  6. Those going on the Washington DC trip, WHO ARE NOT IN NHS, will meet in the Bio room during break on Monday.  If you are in NHS, you are to go to Mrs. Quigg’s room and see Mrs. Hennig at another time.
  7. When shopping this weekend, pick up a couple items for “Stockings for Soldiers.”  Collection ends Wednesday at 8am.

Tonight’s Activities:

Madrigal Dinner -  6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center

JV/V Boys Basketball at Routt - 6:15pm

Saturday’s Activities:

9th Grade Boys Basketball @ HOME vs. PORTA - 10:00am

JV/V Girls Basketball @ Litchfield - 1:00pm

Madrigal Dinner -  6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Drew M. in Religion 12, American Government, and World History for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.  Drew is a quiet, humble, and dedicated student.

Freshman Elly C. in PE for great leadership in the current unit and in Spanish for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Junior Patrick V. in Spanish for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework, and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

Freshman Chalen G. in Physical Science for excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership, and consistent positive attitude.  Consistent high grades on tests, quizzes, and homework show her dedication to academics.

Also nominated were:  Britta B., Natalie D., Aleah K., Brenden F., Ben S., Michael B., Lauren L., Arianna A., Mason L., Ben W., Alex H., Blake B., Brea’Ana S.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Makenna C. in basketball for scoring 25 points and 8 rebounds Monday night and then 9 more points in the game on Tuesday.

The boys varsity team playing together as a team to get the win against Hartsburg.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Trust

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Class ring pick up is in the Learning Commons, by the water fountains, after school today.
  2. The Madrigal Dinners are tomorrow and Saturday nights at 6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  Purchase your tickets in the school office by noon tomorrow as they will not be sold at the door.
  3. Spring Musical auditions for "The Little Mermaid" are next Thurs & Fri. from 4-6pm and next Saturday from 9-11am.  Sign up to audition and pick up an audition packet in Mr. Schorfheide’s room. The cast list will be revealed and scripts handed out on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1pm.
  4. NHS will meet Monday at break.
  5. ALL SPIRITUAL LIFE members MUST REAPPLY for membership in Spiritual Life for the 2nd semester.  There is a MANDATORY meeting on Tuesday morning at 7:40am in Mr. Zander’s classroom at which time the applications for 2nd semester membership will be distributed.
  6. Christmas Dance tickets are on sale in the school office for $40 per person until noon on December 17th. Remember that guest permission forms must be turned in before buying tickets. 
  7. Keep bringing in “Stockings for Soldiers” items and placing them in your team’s box to be counted.  We are collecting items until Wednesday at 8am.

Tonight’s Activities:

Madrigals & Jesters dress rehearsal - 3:10-5:30.

 

7th Hour Announcement...

For those who ordered class rings…Josten’s will be here at 3:05pm tomorrow to hand them out.  If you have a remaining balance, please be sure to bring your payment with you tomorrow.

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Trust

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

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Please welcome Joshua P. shadowing today with Christian L.
  2. ALL SPIRITUAL LIFE members MUST REAPPLY for membership in Spiritual Life for the 2nd semester.  There is a MANDATORY meeting on Tuesday morning at 7:40am in Mr. Zander’s classroom at which time the applications for 2nd semester membership will be distributed.
  3. Madrigal Dinners are this Friday and Saturday nights.  Get your tickets purchased by noon on Friday as tickets will not be sold at the door to allow for good stewardship in food preparation.
  4. Leadership leaders will meet today during lunch in the Bio Room.  If you’re having pizza, pick it up and then come to the meeting.
  5. NHS will meet Monday at break.
  6. Christmas Dance tickets are on sale in the school office for $40 per person until noon on December 17th. Remember that guest permission forms MUST be turned in BEFORE buying tickets. 
  7. Keep bringing in “Stockings for Soldiers” items and placing them in your team’s box to be counted.  We are collecting items until next Wednesday at 8am.

Boys Basketball Update:

Both JV and Varsity won hard fought games against the Stags of Hartsburg.  The JV played an all-around good game to get the victory. Varsity played good Team basketball led by Senior J.T. W.  Sophomore Josh M. and Junior Nikko B. Good team win!

Girls Basketball Update:

Girls Basketball picked up a win last night 53-15 over Decatur Christian.  Nine different Crusaders scored in the victory. Junior Delaney S. led the way with 12 points, followed by Senior Emily S. and Freshman Makenna C. with 9 points each.  The girls are back in action again Saturday at Litchfield.

Tonight’s Activities:

Madrigals & Jesters full show rehearsal - please note the end time change for tonight - 3:10-5:00.  Thursday’s rehearsal will be until 5:30.

Service Hour Opportunity:

Mr. Schorfheide is still looking for help at the Madrigal Dinners this Friday and/or Saturday night from 5-9pm. If you can help, please see him.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Trust

Bible Verse:  Psalm 56:3-4,  “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.  In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.  What can flesh do to me?”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Pasta Alfredo, salad, garlic bread, chocolate chip cookies, & lemonade, $4

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. The Madrigals & Jesters have full show rehearsals today, tomorrow, and Thursday from 3:10-5:30.  Everyone needs to be at each practice. If you have conflicts, see Mr. Schorfheide ASAP.
  2. If you have #GivingTuesday donation items, please bring them to the table located at the west school entrance this morning.
  3. The Volleyball team is selling Pura Vida bracelets during the month of December- what a great way to support your LuHi teams and add extra cheer as a gift this Christmas season!   See any VB player or Mrs. McCulley to purchase your bracelet before Christmas. 1 for $6 or 2 for $10.
  4. Leadership leaders will meet tomorrow (yes, Wednesday) during lunch in the Bio Room.  If you’re having pizza, pick it up and then come to the meeting.
  5. Christmas Dance tickets are on sale in the school office for $40 per person until noon on December 17th. Seating is first come, first served.  The dance is December 20th from 7-11pm at Poe’s on the Hill. All non-LuHi guests need to have a completed guest permission form turned in to the school office BEFORE buying tickets. 
  6. Tickets are still on sale in the school office for this Friday and Saturday’s Madrigal Dinners. 
  7. Keep bringing in “Stockings for Soldiers” items and placing them in your team’s box to be counted.  We are collecting items until Dec. 11th at 8am.

Basketball Update:

Girls Basketball dropped a tough game 52-50 in overtime to South County last night.  Freshman Makenna C. led the way for the Crusaders with 25 points. Senior Maddie R. also chipped in with 9 points.

Tonight’s Activities:

Girls Varsity Only Basketball game at HOME vs. Decatur Christian - 6:00pm

JV/V Boys Basketball at Hartsburg Jr/Sr High School beginning at 6:00pm

Education Committee Meeting - 7:00pm

Service Hour Opportunity:

Any student who would like to help with the Madrigal Dinners this Friday and/or Saturday night can get service hours AND get fed each night.  If you are able, please see Mr. Schorfheide soon. The hours of work are 5-9pm each night. Please consider helping out this weekend.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, December 2, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Trust

Bible Verse:  Isaiah 26:4,  “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Pasta with Alfredo sauce, salad, garlic bread, chocolate chip cookies, and lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Please welcome to LuHi today Ian K. shadowing Eli O. and Jeremiah P. with Christian L.
  2. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.
  3. The Jesters will meet today at break in Mr. Schorfheide’s classroom.
  4. Crusader Aider wreath pick up is this afternoon from 3-6pm.
  5. Freshman Boys Basketball players are to meet Coach Lueschen in the gym lobby after school today to pick up uniforms.
  6. The madrigals will be practicing today from 3:10-4:00, and from 3:10-5:30 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Everyone needs to be at each practice and if you can't make it for one or missing part of one, you MUST let Mr. Schorfheide know ASAP.
  7. Reminder! All Spiritual Life students participating in tomorrow’s chapel are required to be at school at 7:40 tomorrow morning to rehearse. We will meet and rehearse in the chapel.
  8. #GivingTuesday is tomorrow.  Please bring in the donation items for which you signed up.  The #GivingTuesday table is located at the main entrance. We are still in need of 67 reams of paper.
  9. Buy your tickets now through noon on December 17th for the annual Christmas Dance. Tickets are $40 per person and includes a dinner of Honey Cured Ham, Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Corn, and Salad. The dance is on December 20th from 7:00 to 11:00pm at Poe’s on the Hill. Dinner is at 7pm, the Christmas Court Coronation at 8:00pm with the dance to follow. Purchase your tickets and choose your table in the school office. All non-LuHi guests need to have a completed guest permission form turned in to the school office BEFORE buying your tickets. Listen to the announcements for more information on voting for Christmas Court.
  10. Tickets are still on sale in the school office for this Friday and Saturday’s Madrigal Dinners.  Adults are $15, Seniors and Students $8, and children 5 and under are $5.
  11. Spring Musical auditions for "The Little Mermaid" are next Thurs & Fri., Dec 12 & 13 from 4-6pm and Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9-11am.  Pick up an audition packet & music for your voicing and sign up to audition in Mr. Schorfheide’s room. The cast list will be revealed and scripts handed out on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1pm.
  12. Keep bringing in stocking items for the soldiers and place them in your team’s box to be counted.  We are collecting items until next Wednesday, Dec. 11th at 8am.

Basketball Updates:

Congrats to the Girls Varsity team for placing 2nd in the Waverly Turkey Tournament.  The girls had a hard fought game but lost 35-39 in the championship. 

Tonight’s Activity:

JV/V Girls Basketball at Waverly beginning at 6:00pm.

Service Hour Opportunity:

Any student who would like to help with the madrigal dinner this Friday and or Saturday night can get service hours AND get fed each night.  If you are able, please see Mr. Schorfheide soon. The hours of work are 5-9pm each night. Please consider helping out for this weekend.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Gratitude

Bible Verse:  Psalm 68:19,  “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.”

Today’s Lunch (if pre-ordered):  Thanksgiving lunch of Ham, CheesyPotatoes, Corn & Green Beans, Fruit, Pumpkin Bars, & Lemonade, $5. 

Lunch Option on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving:  Pasta with Alfredo sauce, salad, garlic bread, chocolate chip cookies, and lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Hannah S.

         on Saturday to:  Sophomore Jennifer P.

       and on Sunday to:  Sophomore Josie B.

  1. CACC will be here today during lunch. 
  2. Students interested in auditioning for "The Little Mermaid" need to pick up an audition packet and a set of songs for either male or female from Mr. Schorfheide's room.  Also, outside of the music room is a sign up sheet for the auditions. Please sign up soon so we know how many auditions to plan for. If you have any questions, please email Lora or ask Mr. Schorfheide.
  3. Tickets are on sale now in the school office for the Madrigal Dinners...Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 & 7.

Basketball Updates:

The boys lost the first game of the New Berlin Turkey tourney to New Berlin.  

However, congratulations to the Girls team on their win last night! The girls knocked off previously unbeaten Triopia and have advanced to the Championship game on Wednesday night @ 6:30 at Waverly.  Makenna C. led the way with 16 points, followed by Emily S. with 13. Maddie R. and Delaney S. each added 7 points. The game was tied with 9 seconds left before Emily S. scored the winning basket as time expired. Great job, girls!

Tonight’s Activity:

Boys Turkey Tourney vs. North Mac @ New Berlin High School - 6:30pm

A short Thanksgiving history...Originating as a harvest festival, Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789 when George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation by the U.S. government calling upon Americans to express their gratitude for the happy conclusion to the country’s war of independence and the successful ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

Abraham Lincoln, in an 1863 proclamation, entreated all Americans to ask God to “commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife” and to “heal the wounds of the nation.” He scheduled Thanksgiving for the final Thursday in November, and it was celebrated on that day every year until 1939, when Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the holiday up a week in an attempt to spur retail sales during the Great Depression. Roosevelt’s plan, known derisively as Franksgiving, was met with passionate opposition, and in 1941, he reluctantly signed a bill officially making Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday in November.   (Excerpt adapted from a History Channel article)

Enjoy your Thanksgiving with family and friends!  We’ll see you on Monday.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, November 25, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Gratitude

Bible Verse:  Colossians 3:16,  “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through Psalms, hymns, and songs of the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Thanksgiving lunch of Ham, CheesyPotatoes, Corn & Green Beans, Fruit, Pumpkin Bars, and Lemonade, $5.

  1. Congratulations to the cast and crew, and thank you to the parents, Director, assistant directors, and others involved in “Anne of Green Gables” for two wonderful performances.  Students, your hard work definitely shined through on stage this past weekend! Thank you!!
  2. Teachers, please take a lunch count after announcements today for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving lunch.
  3. The students going on the Washington, D.C. trip need to meet briefly with Mrs. Hennig in the Bio Room at break.
  4. No madrigals today; however, we will practice tomorrow from 3:10 to 4:30.
  5. CACC will be here tomorrow during lunch. 
  6. The Madrigal Dinners are Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 & 7.  (the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving!) Tickets are on sale now in the school office.

Girls Basketball Update:

Congrats to the girls for going 2-0 in their Waverly Turkey tourney beating North Mac and South Fork.  The girls play their last round of pool play tonight vs. Triopia.

Tonight’s Activities:

Chicken Dinner-To-Go pickup in the cafeteria from 3:30-5:30pm

Girls Varsity Basketball Waverly Turkey Tourney vs. Triopia Jr/Sr High - 6:00pm

Boys Turkey Tourney vs. New Berlin @ New Berlin High School - 8:00pm

 

7th Hour Announcement

Stockings for Soldiers Standings (Top 3 Teams)

1st - Team 10 with 65 pts

2nd - Team 9 with 55 pts

3rd - Team 1 with 45 pts

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, November 22, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Peace

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.”

Today’s Lunch (if pre-ordered):  Mr. Schorfheide’s Chicken Sandwich lunch - $5 - profits go to Dallas Lutheran School’s tornado relief fund

Lunch Servers are the Leadership Team Leaders

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Thanksgiving lunch of Ham, Potatoes, Veggie, Dessert and a Drink, $5.  A count will be taken on Monday.

  1. Noon today is your last chance to purchase advanced tickets to “Anne of Green Gables”!!!  After noon today, tickets may be purchased at the door.
  2. If you’re out shopping over the weekend, pick up some items to donate to Christmas Stockings for Soldiers, the #GivingTuesday school supply collection, and the LuHi auction!
  3. Freshmen through Juniors:  CACC will be here at lunch on Tuesday.  Please go to the Capital Area Career Center website over the weekend to research what they offer high school students.  If you are interested in pursuing CACC, prepare your questions for Tuesday’s visiting representative.
  4. The Madrigal Dinners are Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 & 7.  Tickets are on sale now in the school office.
  5. Thanks to everyone who came to the Chipotle fundraiser night...LuHi earned $124.79 from your efforts.
  6. Reminder that cash & carry only next week for Shopper’s Blessings.  December order dates are on the 2nd, 9th, 13th, & 16th.

Tonight’s Activities:

“Anne of Green Gables” - 7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center

Girls Varsity Basketball Waverly Turkey Tourney vs. North Mac - 7:30pm

Tomorrow’s Activities:

Girls Varsity Basketball Waverly Turkey Tourney vs. Southfork - 9:00am

“Anne of Green Gables” - 7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Elizabeth E. in Chemistry, Trigonometry, and Spanish for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework, and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

Senior Michaela C. in Chemistry for consistent positive effort in class or on homework and for excellent recent work and in PE for consistent positive effort in class.

Sophomore Josh M. in Health and PE for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Freshman Elijah K. in Geometry for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework, and excellent class participation, behavior, and/or leadership; and in PE for overall Awsomeness!

Also nominated were:  Peyton H., Sam P., Mikayla S., Elizabeth F., Blake B., and Chalen G.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Maddie R. in Girls Basketball for hustle and defense on Monday.  She had 4 rebounds and 3 steals.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Peace

Bible Verse:  John 14:27,  “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Keep bringing in donations for Christmas Stockings for Soldiers.
  2. Turn in all Chicken Dinners-To-Go orders to Mrs. Hennig today.
  3. Turn in all Crusader Aider wreath orders to the school office today.
  4. “Anne of Green Gables” opens tomorrow with performances tomorrow and Saturday at 7pm.  Reserve your tickets today!
  5. Tomorrow is a FREE dress down day.  Follow the usual dress down rules and enjoy your day!
  6. We will be serving a Thanksgiving lunch for $5 on Tuesday.  The meal will consist of Ham, Potatoes, Veggie, Dessert and a Drink.
  7. The Madrigal Dinners are Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 & 7.  Tickets are on sale now in the school office.

Tonight’s Activities:

  • Tech Week Rehearsal  4-8pm
  • Auction meeting - 6pm
  • Girls JV Basketball @ Home vs. Williamsville - 6pm

Service Hour Opportunity:

There are several opportunities on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.

 

**Correction:  There is NO fall play practice tonight**

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Peace

Bible Verse:  Isaiah 48:22,  “‘There is no peace,’ says the Lord, ‘for the wicked.’”

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

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Mr. Schorfheide’s Chicken Sandwich lunch - $5 - profits go to Dallas Lutheran School’s tornado relief fund

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Madelyn C.

  1. Teachers, please take a lunch count after announcements today for Friday’s chicken sandwich lunch.
  2. COMPLETED Student Council field trip forms are due to Mr. Bulava today.
  3. Winter Sports pictures today at 3:15pm in the gym.
  4. Keep bringing in donations for Christmas Stockings for Soldiers and placing them in your team’s box in the cafeteria.
  5. Crews will be working the rest of this week in the East parking lot.
  6. Tomorrow is the deadline to order your Chicken Dinners-To-Go in support of the March for Life trip.  Dinner pick-up is Monday from 3:30-5:30.
  7. Tomorrow is also the deadline for Crusader Aider wreath orders.  Please support our students by adding a fresh wreath to your home for Christmas.
  8. Just 2 days left to reserve your seats for “Anne of Green Gables” in the school office.  Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.
  9. The following students have been elected to a Freshman Class office:

President          Makenna C.

Vice President    Madelyn C.

Secretary         Anna S.

Treasurer         Kaleigh B.

StuCo Reps        Chalen G.

                  Elijah K. 

                  Julia I.

Tonight’s Activities:

  • Crusader Aider meeting - 6pm in the cafeteria

Service Hour Opportunity:

Looking for Service hours? Help out at Trinity Lutheran School on Saturday December 7 for their Christmas Bazaar. They need help setting up (7:30am-9am), during the event (from 9a-1p), and cleaning up (1p-3p). See the flyer on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons for contact information.

 

7th Hour Announcements

  • All Sophomores are to pick up their Yankee Candle orders today after school in Ms. Ericson’s classroom.
  • The boys’ varsity basketball coach is looking for a team manager. Please contact Coach Lueschen at 494-2208 if you are interested in helping.
  • Winter sports pictures will be taken tomorrow after school in the gym for Boys and Girls Basketball, Cheer, Scholastic Bowl, and Speech Team. Please be sure to have your uniforms with you tomorrow.
  • And finally, remember Chipotle fundraiser night tonight from 5-9pm.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Peace

Bible Verse:  Ecclesiastes 3:8,  “...a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace...”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/nachos with toppings and white cake, $4

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

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Team leaders will meet at lunch TODAY in the Bio room.
  2. Winter Sports pictures are tomorrow at 3:15 in the gym.  This includes Girls and Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, and Scholastic Bowl.  Please remember all of your gear when you come to school tomorrow.
  3. Christmas Stockings for Soldiers donation items should be placed in your TEAM box in the cafeteria for counting.  The team that collects the most items will receive a free Chick-fil-A lunch plus a bonus dessert! Let's fill those boxes to show support for our military.
  4. Crews will be working this week in the East parking lot, so the first 7 spots along the tree line are blocked off until further notice.
  5. There is a Crusader Aider meeting tomorrow at 6pm in the cafeteria.  Please remind your parents.
  6. ORDER YOUR CHICKEN DINNER-TO-GO by Thursday to support the March for Life Trip.  The dinner pick-up is on Monday from 3:30-5:30.
  7. This Friday, we have an opportunity to show our support for a sister Lutheran school in Dallas, TX recently damaged by a tornado.  Leadership will be serving a Mr. Schorfheide chicken sandwich lunch for $5 with profits going to Dallas Lutheran School. The meal will include chicken sandwich, chips, dessert, and drink.  Orders will be taken tomorrow after announcements.
  8. Reserve your seats to “Anne of Green Gables” in the school office.  Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.
  9. Freshmen through Juniors, CACC will be here at lunch on Tuesday, Nov. 26th.  Please go to Capital Area Career Center’s website to research what they offer high school students.  If you are interested in pursuing CACC, prepare your questions for the visiting representative.
  10. The Madrigal Dinners are Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 & 7.  Tickets are on sale now in the school office.

Tonight’s Activities:

  • Tech Week Rehearsal  4-8pm
  • Chipotle school fundraiser - 5-9pm.  Don’t forget your flyer, or show it on your phone, for LuHi to receive 33% of your purchase.

PARENT/GUARDIAN post-prom organizational meeting - 6pm in the cafeteria - Chipotle-to-Go is encouraged.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, November 18, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Peace

Bible Verse:  Psalm 34:14,  “Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/nachos with toppings and white cake, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Students going on the March for Life Trip to Washington. D.C. have a mandatory meeting during break today in the Biology room.
  2. Shopper’s Blessings due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45 today.
  3. Tomorrow is Chipotle school fundraiser night from 5-9pm.  Flyers may be picked up in the school office, found in the Ledger, or printed from the attachment on the online school calendar.  You may also show the flyer on your phone to earn credit for LuHi.
  4. Team Leaders are sponsoring a friendly team competition involving the items for the Christmas Stockings for Soldiers. Each team should bring their donations and place in the box in the cafeteria labeled with your team number. Each day items will be counted and put in the main donation box. The team that collects the most items will receive a free Chick-fil-A lunch plus a bonus dessert!  We will be collecting until the 2nd week of December! Let's fill those boxes and show support for our military.
  5. Team Leaders, we will be meeting tomorrow at lunch, instead of Thursday, to go over activities for our acts of kindness on Friday.
  6. Student Council members:  you must get your field trip form signed by all of your teachers and your parents and turned in by Wednesday.
  7. There will be a PARENT/GUARDIAN post-prom organizational meeting tomorrow night in the cafeteria beginning at 6pm.  Chipotle-to-go is encouraged.
  8. Remember not to park in the first 7 spots in the EAST lot until further notice. 
  9. Reserve your seats to “Anne of Green Gables” in the school office.  Performances are Friday and Saturday nights. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors & Students, & Children ages 3-5 are $3. 
  10. ORDER YOUR CHICKEN DINNER-TO-GO by this Thursday to support the March for Life Trip.  Orders may be picked up from 3:30-5:30pm next Monday, November 25. Enjoy a nice meal the week of Thanksgiving without having to cook it!  

Tonight’s Activities:

Tech Week Rehearsal  4-8pm

Girls Varsity Basketball at Home - 6:00pm

Service Hour Opportunities:  

** Mini O’Beirne Children’s Holiday Store

**Cedarhurst Living 

Flyers for both opportunities are posted on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, November 15, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Promise

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

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

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/nachos with toppings and white cake, $4

 

Happy Birthday today to:  Juniors Sydney B. and Kylie G. and Freshman Thomas E.

  1. Please welcome Emily F. shadowing today with her sister, Elizabeth.
  2. Leadership teams will be in their assigned classrooms today.  Teachers, there was an email sent to you about today’s activities.  Please check it out before leadership time. Thank you.
  3. Mr. Zander still needs several student volunteers to help usher elementary students and parents into and through the building and help keep score for tomorrow’s Bible Bowl.  This is an excellent, easy service hour opportunity and you can also be an ambassador for LuHi at the same time! If you can help tomorrow beginning at 9:40am, PLEASE see Mr. Zander this morning.
  4. Remember not to park in the first 7 spots in the EAST lot until further notice. 
  5. The NHS Induction Ceremony is this Sunday at 1:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.
  6. When you are out this weekend, remember to shop for donations to Christmas Stockings for Soldiers and the LuHi Auction.
  7. Reserve your seats to “Anne of Green Gables” in the school office.  Performances are next Friday and Saturday nights.
  8. Tuesday is Chipotle school fundraiser night from 5-9pm.
  9. There will be a PARENT/GUARDIAN post-prom meeting on Tuesday night in the cafeteria beginning at 6pm.  If you can’t get to Chipotle before or after the meeting, Chipotle to go is encouraged during the meeting.

Saturday’s Activities:

Elementary Bible Bowl - 10am

Tech Week starts! - 12:30-5:00pm

Sunday’s Activity:

NHS Induction Ceremony - 1:30pm

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

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

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

Freshman Bianca A. in Health for an excellent drug abuse presentation.

Freshman Wes M. in Health for an excellent drug abuse presentation.

Also nominated were:  Lili C., Arianna A., Elizabeth F., Abigail O., and Jennifer P.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Promise

Bible Verse:  1 John 2:25,  “And this is the promise that He made to us - eternal life.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Mr. Schorfheide’s chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, corn and brownie, $4.

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Leadership-hosted Chick-fil-A

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomores Arianna A. & Marshawn M.

  1. Teachers, please take a lunch count after announcements today for TOMORROW’S Chick-fil-A lunch.
  2. Lincoln Christian College visits today.
  3. Leadership leaders meet during lunch.
  4. For anyone who parks in the EAST lot, you will not be able to park in the first 7 spots (where the cones are) until further notice.  We have some utility work taking place in that area.
  5. Please help us help those who serve overseas by collecting items for Christmas Stockings for Soldiers.  Item lists are posted around the building and the collection box is outside the school office.
  6. Reserve your seats to “Anne of Green Gables” in the school office.   Performances are next weekend.
  7. The NHS Induction Ceremony is this Sunday at 1:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.
  8. Tuesday, Nov. 19th is Chipotle school fundraiser night.  Money raised goes to the school’s operational fund, not an individual group.  Flyers necessary for the school to benefit from 33% of your purchase may be picked up in the school office, found in the Ledger, or printed from the attachment on the online school calendar.
  9. When out shopping, please consider picking up an item for this year’s LuHi Auction.  Auction donations are now being accepted in the Association Office.

Tonight’s Activity:

Scholastic Bowl @ HOME - 4pm vs. Sangamon Valley and Beardstown

Service Hour Opportunities:

**Volunteers are needed at the Mini O’Beirne Children’s Holiday Store.  Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older.  The store is open Dec. 1st through Dec. 21st at Fairhills Mall, and the hours are: Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sundays Noon to 5 p.m.  Those interested in volunteering may sign up online at www.miniobeirne.org.

**Cedarhurst Living, a Senior living community new to Springfield, is looking for volunteers to interact with residents - reading, playing board games, etc.  If interested, please come to the school office for contact information.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Promise

Bible Verse:  2 Peter 3:9,  “The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness.  Instead, He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

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

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Due to no school yesterday, Tuesday’s lunch will be served tomorrow.  Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, corn and brownie, $4.

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Leadership-hosted Chick-fil-A, The lunch count for this will be taken tomorrow.

  1. Anyone interested in earning service hours for helping at LuHi’s Elementary Bible Bowl this Saturday at 10am needs to speak with Mr. Zander sometime today.
  2. Any junior who has not emailed Mr. Schorfheide their pizza order form needs to do so by the end of 4th hour today.  Mr. S. needs to get the supplies after school for tomorrow’s fundraiser.
  3. Today we welcome Caroline B., shadowing with Bianca A.
  4. Mr. Bulava needs to meet with the Christmas Dance committee today after school.
  5. Lincoln Christian College visits on Thursday.
  6. Leadership leaders meet in the biology room during lunch tomorrow.
  7. In partnership with Senior Services of Central Illinois, we are currently collecting items for Christmas Stockings for Soldiers.  Please see the list of items posted around the building and deposit items in the large collection box in front of the office. What a great way to give back to those who serve! 
  8. Fall Play tickets to “Anne of Green Gables” are on sale now in the school office.  Call or come by the office to reserve your seats.

 

8th hour Announcement

No Girls or Boys Basketball practice 

No Cheer practice

7th Hour Announcements

Play practice is cancelled tonight.

There is no Madrigal rehearsal tonight.  Practice resumes on Wednesday.

Anyone interested in earning service hours for helping at LuHi’s Elementary Bible Bowl this Saturday at 10am needs to speak with Mr. Zander sometime tomorrow.

The Junior Prom Committee will meet on Wednesday morning at 8:30am in Ms. Ericson’s room.

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, November 11, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Promise

Bible Verse:  2 Corinthians 1:20,  “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘yes’ in Christ.  And so through Him, the ‘amen’ is spoken to us by the glory of God.”

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

Wednesday’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Leadership-hosted Chick-fil-A

  1. Thanks go to so many for making yesterday's celebration worship service a wonderful gathering.  Thanks to Pastors Stuenkel, Benning and Theilen for their work in putting the service together, to the amazing blending of voices of students, alumni, and teachers in the choir, to the guest conducting of Mrs. Hennig and accompanist Sally Correll, to the Crusader Aiders for the celebration refreshments, and to so many who throughout 40 years have supported, prayed for, and cared for Lutheran High School.  The pictures in the Great Hall will remain up for a few days for students and others to take a look at the history of His Lutheran High School.
  2. Sarah Koch will be shadowing today with her sister, Katie.  Please make her feel welcome during her visit.
  3. We will be having a short Veterans’ Day service during break time today.  Everyone is to go to the Chapel at the end of 3rd hour and sit in Chapel seating.
  4. Students who have turned in their forms to go on the Washington D.C. trip should meet briefly with Mrs. Hennig after the Veteran's Day Assembly to receive more information!
  5. Shopper’s Blessings are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.
  6. Today, on this Veteran's Day, we will begin collecting items for Christmas Stockings for Soldiers.  We are partnering with Senior Services of Central Illinois to collect a variety of items that will be sent to our soldiers serving overseas.  Please see the large box and the list of items by the office. What a great way to give back to those that serve! 
  7. Blackburn College visits tomorrow during lunch.
  8. All winter sports participants and at least one parent/guardian must attend the Sports Rules meeting tomorrow night at 6pm in the gym to participate in winter sports, unless you already attended the fall sports rules meeting.  
  9. Girls’ Basketball is hosting a Culver’s Fundraiser Night TOMORROW from 5-8pm on Wabash Ave.
  10. Fall Play tickets to our Nov. 22nd & 23rd performances of “Anne of Green Gables” are on sale now in the school office.  Call or come by the school office to reserve your seats.

Veterans’ Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect of our veterans.  This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day It fell on Nov. 11, because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to "Veterans’ Day" in order to account for all veterans in all wars.  We celebrate and honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice to uphold our American freedoms. (excerpt from miliary.com)

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, November 8, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Righteousness

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 worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Ryan R. and Freshman Christian L.

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

  1. Concordia University, Chicago visits today during lunch.  Blackburn College will be here on Monday.
  2. Final call to bring non-perishable items to Mrs. Quigg’s room for counting!
  3. Please bring Bibles today for leadership and go to regular assigned rooms.
  4. Fall athletes, turn in all washed uniforms to coach McCulley today.
  5. Fall Play tickets to our Nov. 22nd & 23rd performances of “Anne of Green Gables” are on sale now in the school office.  Adults are $10, Seniors and Students are $8, Children ages 3-5 are $3. Call or come by the school office to reserve your seats.
  6. Lost & Found items are on the bench under the wall of windows until 3:05pm today.  Anything left will be donated.
  7. Shopper’s Blessing order dates for November are the 11th and the 18th.  Cash and carry only the week of Nov. 25th. Be sure to order Monday by 11:45 to get those Thanksgiving meal shopping cards ordered.
  8. Girls’ Basketball is hosting a Culver’s Fundraiser Night on Monday from 5-8pm on Wabash Ave.
  9. During the day today, sophomores will be going through the PreACT by subject area.  3rd Hour, report to Mrs. Koopman's room; 4th Hour, report to Mrs. Hennig's room; and 8th Hour, report to Mrs. Quigg's room.  This information is posted outside the school office and guidance office doors.

Saturday’s Activities:

Fall Play Rehearsal - 10am-1pm - full cast.  Crew is invited and encouraged to attend.

Sunday’s Activity:

40th Anniversary Celebration Worship Service - 2:00pm in the Chapel 

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Mati W. in Physical Science for showing consistent positive attitude and major improvement in academics.

Justin I. in Chemistry for great improvement and excellent test score.

Grace F. in PE for helping to convert a triple play!

 

7th Hour Announcements...Student Council is sponsoring a $1 dress down day tomorrow, Nov. 8th.  Same rules as always apply.

Sophomores will be going through the PreACT by subject areas during 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 8th hours tomorrow.

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Righteousness

Bible Verse:  Philippians 4:8,  “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.”

Happy Birthday today to: 

  1. Bring non-perishable food with your graduation year on each item to Mrs. Quigg’s room in support of the NHS Canned Food Dr