Saxony Lutheran High School Principal’s Message Dates to Remember

November 2014
Saxony Lutheran High School
Rejoice in the Lord Always and in All Ways
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.”
Philippians 4:4
SAXONY CRUSADERS
Principal’s Message
As leaves continue to fall from the trees and the
calendar turns to November, we rejoice in the
Lord ALWAYS and in ALL WAYS.
Saxony Lutheran
High School
exists to center
students on
Christ and God’s
Word, to strive for
excellence in all
phases of
education
and to prepare
students for a life
of Christian
discipleship
using God’s Word
as their guide.
Saxony Lutheran
High School
2004 Saxony Dr.
Jackson, MO 63755
Phone 573-204-7555
Fax 573-204-7445
saxonylutheranhigh.org
We rejoice in the success of our fall sports teams
in which our boys soccer team won the district
championship on Oct. 29. We rejoice that our
girls volleyball team competed for district
championship for the first time in school history.
We rejoice as the girls swimming team and boys
and girls basketball teams kick off the winter
sports season. We pray for God’s blessings on all
of our athletes and coaches.
We rejoice in the joyful music provided by the
Saxony band and band students from Trinity,
St. Paul, UCLS, Immanuel, and Cape Christian
schools as they performed on our Mass Band
Day.
We rejoice in the talents of our drama students
as they present their dinner theater Nov. 20-22.
Please plan to attend and support the drama
program. I guarantee we will have great food
and an entertaining production.
November brings about the Thanksgiving holiday
and serves as a reminder to give thanks to our
Heavenly Father who has abundantly blessed us.
We ask that you continue to pray for the staff
and students of Saxony Lutheran High School in
our mission of “Sharing Christ and Shaping Lives.”
Dates to
Remember
11/4 Scrip Orders
Due
11/4 District Band
Auditions
11/7 STUCO
Bonfire
11/8 STUCO
Dodgeball
Tournament
11/11 College
Financial Aid Night
7 p.m.
11/13 Fall
Activities Banquet
7 p.m.
11/14 Midterm
11/15 All District
Band Performance
11/21-11/23
Fall Dinner
Theater
11/26-11/28
Thanksgiving
Break
This month the
Scrip order
deadline has moved
up to Nov. 4.
The next Scrip
order deadline is
Dec. 1.
Inside this issue:
School News
2
Development News 3
In His Service,
Counselor’s Update
4-6
Mark Ruark
Activities Calendar
7
Lunch Menu
8
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School News
Music Events
District Band Auditions will be held Nov. 4 at Jackson High School beginning at 5:00 p.m. Please use the main
entrance off of Jackson Blvd. Students are encouraged to report to Mr. Wunderlich at 4:30 p.m. Students
chosen to the All-District Band will perform Nov. 15 at Cape Central High School and may audition for the
All-State Band on Dec. 6.
Student Council Events
Student Council is hosting a dodgeball tournament on Nov. 8. The tournament will begin at 1:00 p.m. The cost
is $5.00 per person. There will be team sign-up sheets available at school.
Drama Dinner Theater
Saxony Drama will present its annual Fall Dinner Theater, featuring four short Christmas–themed plays,
Fri., Nov. 21 at 6:00 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 22 at 6:00 p.m.; and Sun., Nov. 23 at 5:00 p.m. The evening will begin with
dinner provided by The Little Country Store in Jackson and will be followed by Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa
Claus, a heart-warming story based on the actual letter of a little girl to the The New York Sun newspaper in
1897. After a delicious dessert buffet, three short-but-hilarious plays will be performed: Clausarella, Santa vs.
the Garden Gnomes, and Grandma Remembers Something. Tickets are $15 and will be sold in advance
through the Saxony office (204-7555) beginning Nov. 3. Please join us for what promises to be a very
enjoyable evening!
Booster Club
The next Booster Club meeting will be Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the library. Hope to see you there!
Swimming
Congratulations to Ian Cameron for taking large steps toward qualifying for the State Championship Meet. If
that goal is not achieved this season it could certainly be achieved next season with continued work at the
pool. The girls swimming season begins with the first practice on Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at Central Municipal Pool
in Cape Girardeau. Anyone interested in joining the team is welcome. The first meet for the team is not until
Dec. 9 but there will surely be a lot of activity at the pool preparing for that first meet and competition
throughout the season. Contact information for the Swim Team via email is [email protected]
Cross Country
The Saxony Lutheran cross country teams are wrapping up their season in early November with their district
meet at Farmington on Nov. 1 followed by the state meet in Jefferson City on Nov. 8. The girls team won the
ten school conference meet on Oct. 21 in a dramatic fashion. Saxony had two runners in the top ten— Grace
Hanebrink 7th 24:55 and Kristen Gruenwald 9th 25:27— for first team all-conference honors. Earning a medal
and all-conference honorable mention: Katie Richmond 14th 26:01 and Alexis Goodson 15th 26:02. Also running
well for the Lady Crusaders on a very challenging North Cape County Park Course— Rachael Koehler 18th
26:35, Abby Breite 23rd 28:53, Mia Ponder 25th 29:24, and Kat Wallhausen 33 rd 33:09. The Saxony ladies finished
with 47 points, closely followed by Oak Ridge and Woodland both with 49 points.
The boy’s team finished fourth led by Drew Zieba 16th 20:43, Jacob Yantis 28th 21:54, Gavin Brown 32nd 22:04,
Josh Vogel 38th 22:30, Jon Mueller 45th 23:43, Hayden Moll 46th 23:50, and Zach Woodney 55th 27:25. God has
blessed Saxony with many loving and talented students, and this year’s cross country runners are an
outstanding example of great Christian student athletes.
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Development News
Our first annual Crusader Challenge Kettle Beef Dinner was an enormous success! We served 700
people on the evening of Oct. 27. Each class held a special fundraiser as part of the event.
Seniors conducted a car wash. Juniors helped with the Mini Fall Children’s Carnival. Sophomores
sold Crusader Challenge products. Freshmen held a bake sale. Many students helped serve food,
bus tables, and usher the crowds. Special thanks go out to Saxony parent John Fitzgerald who
prepared the delicious meal.
Watch for results and more photos from the 2014 Crusader Challenge in the December newsletter!
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Counselor’s Update
UPCOMING

The first quarter ended Oct. 18, and report cards were mailed only to those
who requested them. All grades are available on PlusPortals. Please
remember that all reports will be mailed at the end of the first semester. It is
also at this time that student GPAs are updated.

Congratulations to all those who made the Honor Roll this quarter! The list
of Honor Roll students can be found in this newsletter, and all are to be
commended. I challenge all students to raise at least one grade by the
end of the semester. If your student earned one or more low grades,
please work with him or her and the teachers to bring the grade up by the
end of the semester. Please contact me if you need help achieving
academic goals.

Last week sophomores took part in Aspire testing. We will use the results to
assess how individual students are achieving and how Saxony as a whole is
doing. Results will be shared with students in a classroom session before the
end of the semester.

I continue to meet with our juniors regarding college and career planning.
In October, we discussed a number of myths and misperceptions about
colleges, scholarships, and financial aid. In November, we will begin
learning how to search for great college matches.

In Old Testament, I have been working with sophomores and freshmen on
career issues using the Lutheran doctrine of vocation. In part, this states
that all (legal and moral) jobs can be God-pleasing. God places us in
various roles in life to be “masks of God” by loving and serving our
neighbors. We are also completing some interest and ability inventories
and other activities as we learn about the world of work and how each
student might use his or her God-given talents in the future.

Seniors should be hard at work on their college applications. I strongly
encourage each senior to have at least one application completed before
Thanksgiving. Please note that many schools have November or December
scholarship deadlines — SEMO’s, for example, is Dec. 1. Check with each
school to determine their deadlines.

Be aware that the Dec. 1 deadline is right after Thanksgiving break. Seniors
who want paperwork sent for December 1 deadline must have requests to
me no later than Nov. 14.

Dual credit information for second semester will be given to students soon.
Juniors and seniors who qualify may sign up for Statistics (MA155) or
Psychology (PY101) and seniors may choose Rhetorical Skills (EN140).
This English credit is in addition to the LA4 class taken by all seniors.

As always, I am happy to speak with any students and parents who have
questions or concerns. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
ACT DATES

Dec. 13
Register by
Nov. 7

Feb. 7
Register by
Jan. 9

Apr. 18
Register by
Mar. 13

Jun. 13
Register by
May 8
(continued on page 7)
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Counselor’s Update
ANNUAL COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHT
Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Saxony’s Moeller Commons
Featuring expert guest speakers, the information presented will apply to any post-secondary school.
Parents of juniors and seniors are especially encouraged to attend.
Topics to be covered include:
What’s the real cost of college
What types of financial aid are available
How to qualify for aid
How to make college more affordable
CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ANYONE
Things Saxony students might be interested in…
For more information, go to Plus Portals.
Here’s how to find out about scholarships…
When students sign in to PlusPortals, there will be an option for Groups on the right side, near your name.
Select that, and then select Counselor from the drop-down menu. Scroll down to find Links and Files. I have
some interesting links there, and scholarships and other programs are listed with the deadline first. Be sure to
look through all the pages.
One of the links is to my Pinterest page. I have several boards here covering topics such as college search,
admission, financial aid, and scholarships, as well as general counseling topics. If you come across something
you think would be of interest to other Saxony parents, please let me know!
Here’s a sample of what’s available now…
For all Saxony Students
For Saxony Seniors
ACT Prep courses at SEMO
Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Zombie Apocalypse Camp at Truman State
National Wild Turkey Scholarship
Health Professions Camp at Truman State
Young Entrepreneur Award
American Legion Speech Contest
Sausone & Lauber Scholarship
The scholarships listed here and on PlusPortals represent only a small sample of those scholarships that are out
there waiting to be found – by you! You can use Google to get started, or try www.fastweb.com and
www.scholarships.com . Also, contact the schools you are interested in attending, since they often have
information on many scholarships available to their students. For lots of great information about college
financial aid in general, including scholarship sources, try www.finaid.org .
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Saxony Lutheran High School
Honor Roll
Fall 2014
Honor Roll with High Distinction GPA 4.00
Freshmen
Nicolette Baker
Sophomores
Andrew Aufdenberg
Juniors
Gavin Brown
Seniors
Jacob Aufdenberg
Emily Cates
Hannah Aufdenberg
Tess Daniel
Kaleb Barr
Emma Robison
Nathan Aufdenberg
Ali Galemmo
Abigail Breite
Jade Samanta
Emily Buerck
Elizabeth Kiefner
Lauren Buerck
Ireland Smith
Emily Hallman
Claire Petzoldt
Kristen Gruenwald
Sofia Voss
Emily Killen
James Waltz
Gray Hallman
Rachael Koehler
Nicholas Henry
Jonathan Mueller
Nichole Mobley
Joshua Varnon
Emma Mueller
Emily Weber
Abbigail Sinn
Andrew Zieba
Chase Steffens
Clara Vivrett
Joshua Vogel
Honor Roll with Distinction GPA 3.75 - 3.99
Freshmen
Callie Brown
Sophomores
Tessa Allee
Juniors
Austin Bock
Seniors
Grace Hanebrink
Jonathon Drury
Eli Bohnert
Madison Brune
Elizabeth Kight
Andrew Hartmann
Ian Cameron
Alaina Childers
Luke LeGrand
Nate Hartmann
Ben Daniel
Dani Dansby
Nathan Lichtenegger
Londyn Lorenz
Noah Franke
Joseph Dordoni
Ryan Palmer
Laurel Mueller
Annie Hurst
Jordan Hecht
Nathan Ruark
Brock Murphy
Nathan Hurst
Isaac Scheper
Anna Palmer
Logan Meyr
Megan Schmitz
Katie Richmond
Tayla Meyr
Isabelle Singh
Lucas Ruessler
Grace Mirly
Allie Sprink
Jacob Stueve
Brianna Mueller
Wil Walker
Corie Williams
Wade Petzoldt
Rachel Wichern
Hunter Yates
Sierra Rau
Jalen Williams
Kyndall Volkerding
Jordan Wybert
Maci Wallace
Sarah Wichern
Honor Roll GPA 3.50 - 3.74
Freshmen
Addison Beussink
Sophomores
Tyler Amos
Juniors
Ashlynn Collier
Seniors
Garret Davis
Luke Daniel
Adam Childers
August Connell
Abby Hadler
Ashley Fritsche
Alexis Goodson
Logan Franke
Mia Ponder
Analinda Hyatt
Hayden Moll
Sloane Johnson
Abigail Roscovius
Kaleb Inman
William Rogers
Lindsey Overbeck
Natalie Schlimpert
Courtney Kester
Karsten Short
Sarah Stevens
Ashley Steck
Anthony Kobak
Wyatt Willis
Logan Welker
Elwood Voss
Graesen Meystedt
Paiton Miller
Laura Mueller
Olivia Petzoldt
Tabitha Petzoldt
Maci Smith
Rachal Urhahn
Miranda Wyatt
Raegan Wieser
November 2014
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
1
Codes:
BSC-Boys Soccer
BSW-Boys Swim
GSW-Girls Swim
SB-Softball
VB-Volleyball
XC-Cross Country
2
9
XC Districts JCP
3
4
Winter Sports
begin practice
District Band
Auditions @
Jackson
10
11
GSW begin
practice
Band Auditions
part 2
5
12
6
7
8
STUCO Bonfire
8 p.m.
XC State
All District Choir
State Auditions
STUCO Dodgeball Tournament
BSC Quarterfinals
13
14
15
Fall Activities
Banquet 7 p.m.
Midterm
All District Band
@ Cape
BSC Championship
College Financial
Aid Night 7 p.m.
16
Saturday
17
18
19
20
BSC Championship
21
22
Fall Dinner
Theater
Fall Dinner
Theater
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Fall Dinner
Theater
BBB Freshmen
Tournament @
Bell City
BBB Freshmen
Tournament @
Bell City
NO SCHOOL
BBB Freshmen
Tournament @
Bell City
BBB JV @ ND
Tournament
NO SCHOOL
BBB JV @ ND
Tournament
BBB JV @ ND
Tournament
30
GBB vs. Sikeston
6 p.m.
Thanksgiving
Saxony Café Lunch Menu
November 2014
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Grab-n-go
breakfast items
served 7:15 a.m.
to 7:45 a.m.
Drink choices
include water,
milk, and juice
Choice of
entrée salad
available daily
2
9
16
23
30
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
1
3
4
5
6
7
Chicken &
Dumplings
Hot Roll
Green Beans
or Peas
Fruit
BBQ Rib on Bun
Scalloped potatoes
Corn or Peas
Fruit
Optional:
Chick-Fil-A
Grilled Chicken
Baked Potato
Side Salad
or Green Beans
Fruit
Cheeseburger
Fries
Baked Beans
or Corn
Fruit
Popcorn Chicken
or Shrimp
Mac and Cheese
Corn/Green Beans
Fruit
Dessert
10
11
12
13
14
Chicken Patty
Bun
Mashed Potatoes
with Gravy
Green Beans
or Corn
Fruit
Beef Tacos
Lettuce
Cheese
Salsa
Mexican Rice
Fruit
Grilled Cheese
Choice of Soup
Side Salad
or Fresh Veggies
Fruit
Corn Dog
Tater Tots
Baked Beans
or Corn
Fruit
Crispito
Nacho Cheese
Tortilla Chips
Corn
Fruit
Dessert
17
18
19
20
21
Lasagna
Hot Roll
Green Beans
or Peas
Fruit
BBQ Pork
Mac-n-cheese
Baked Beans
or Peas
Fruit
Optional:
Chick-Fil-A
Cheeseburger Mac
Hot Roll
Green Beans
or Corn
Brownie
Fruit
Turkey w/Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Hot Roll
Green Bean
Casserole
Fruit
Pepperoni Pizza
Chips
Side salad
or Corn
Fruit
Dessert
24
25
26
27
28
Ravioli
Bread stick
Corn or Side Salad
Fruit
Meatball Sub
Chips
Side salad or Corn
Fruit sides
No School
No School
No School
Optional:
Buffalo Wild
Wings
8
15
22
29