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Lutheran High School Named Jostens 2014 National Yearbook Program of Excellence

Yearbook program recognized for dynamic and engaging yearbook

SPRINGFIELD - August 2014 - Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, today announced that Lutheran High School’s yearbook program has been named a 2014 Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence. The National Yearbook Program of Excellence recognizes engaging yearbooks that reflect a broad representation of the student body while helping students develop 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, and information and communication technologies (ICT) literacy.

The Lutheran High award winning yearbook program is led by editors Jacob H., Haley L. and Brian W., staff members Jordan B., Dylan C., Steven D., Jacob F., Kaitlyn F., Carmen GB, Jaelin H., Breanna L., Emily P., Cheyenne RD, Patricia T., Cody V. and Whitney W. under the direction of Mrs. Jennifer Walker, yearbook advisor.

“We very excited to be the first Springfield high school yearbook program to receive this honor! I am especially honored to accept this award for our yearbook program. The process of creating a yearbook is a labor of love - love for the school, the student body, the school staff and faculty. Each student on our yearbook staff works hard and I believe each of them has found more to love about Lutheran High just by being a part of the yearbook process,” remarked Jennifer Walker. “I learn so much from my students and have been blessed to be able to work with supportive and helpful yearbook reps. An exceptional team with great student leadership makes all the difference.”

Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence Awards are presented twice a year, in spring and in fall for yearbooks delivered during the school year. The Award was presented to the Lutheran High School yearbook program for achieving the defined criteria in each of three following categories: creating an inclusive yearbook, generating school engagement, and successfully managing the yearbook creation process.

“Yearbooks connect students’ hearts and minds to the school story, school year experiences, and the community to memorialize moments that matter. Jostens is proud to recognize yearbook staffs and advisors who create engaging yearbooks that tell the story of their school communities,” said Murad Velani, chief operating officer, Jostens. “We understand that a great yearbook program does not just happen, and we are dedicated to helping schools, yearbook advisors and students to strengthen their programs by providing state of the art tools, resources and best practices that support the development and creation of award-winning yearbooks.”

The Lutheran High School yearbook program will receive a plaque and banner to display in the school so the entire school community will be aware of the outstanding achievement.

Founded in 1897, Jostens has produced school yearbooks for over 60 years. Schools rely on Jostens and their local Jostens representatives to provide a combination of journalism education and technology tools to deliver a learning experience that helps students develop 21st century skills in journalism, photography, writing and design, leadership and business while creating the permanent record of the school year. Jostens invests in state of the art technology, best in class service, educational curriculum and award winning print manufacturing platforms to plan, design, build and produce yearbooks.

About Lutheran High School

Lutheran High School has provided quality, Christ-based secondary education in the Springfield area since 1979. Now with over 1,000 graduates, the school has grown from the vision of a steering committee with members from area Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregations to become a thriving environment for students of varied backgrounds, faiths, and cultures.

About Jostens

Minneapolis-based Jostens provides products, programs and services that help its customers celebrate moments that matter. The company’s products include publications, jewelry and consumer goods that serve the K-12 educational, college and professional sports segments. Jostens serves markets in North America, Europe and Asia. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics and personal care sampling and packaging, and education and trade publishing segments.



LERT (Lutheran Emergency Response Training) Volunteer Training Events

The registration fee is $35 which includes your disaster response training manual, LCMS volunteer vest, other helpful materials, and lunch. Plus, you will receive your certificate of participation and volunteer certification badge from LCMS Disaster Response and the Office of National Mission. Registration begins at 8:00 am. Sessions begin at 8:30 am and conclude at 4:30 pm.

Led by Randy Wolf, LCMS (CID) Disaster Response Coordinator and Stephen Born, LCMS (CID) Disaster Response Regional Coordinator.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1209 Kingsbury Road, Washington, Illinois
Saturday, August 9, 2014

http://www.cidlcms.org/ LERTWashington.9Aug14.pdf

Lutheran Church of St. John
3340 State Street, Quincy, Illinois 62301
Saturday, August 23, 2014

http://www.cidlcms.org/ LERTQuincy.23Aug14.pdf

Trinity Lutheran Church
2815 West 3rd Street, Coal Valley, Illinois 61240
Saturday, September 27, 2014


St. John's Lutheran Church
509 South Mattis Street, Champaign, Illinois 61821
Saturday, October 4, 2014




Link to Online Calendar of Events

Important Dates for the 2014-2015 School Year

August 14, 2014 First Day of School (1/2 day)
August 21, 2014 School Pictures
September 1, 2014 Labor Day - No School
September 3, 2014 On-Campus Blood Drive
September 12, 2014 Crusader Aiders Golf Outing (at Lincoln Greens)
September 26, 2014 Trivia Night (at Meadowbrook K of C)
October 8, 2014 1/2 day; Capital Area Education Fair in afternoon
October 10, 2014 End of First Quarter
October 13, 2014 Columbus Day - No School
October 15, 2014 Testing Day
October 24 & 25, 2014 Fall Play
October 29, 2014 Off-Campus Blood Drive
November 4, 2014 Fall Concert
November 5, 2014 Open House (7pm)
November 11, 2104 Veteran’s Day - No School
November 15, 2014 Elementary Bible Bowl
November 26, 2014 1/2 day
November 27-28, 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
December 6 & 7, 2014 Madrigals
December 13, 2014 Music Dept. Cookie Walk
December 14, 2014 Christmas Concert
December 17-19, 2014 First Semester Exams
End of Second Quarter/First Semester
December 20, 2014 Christmas Dance (Crowne Plaza) - 6pm
December 20-January 4 Christmas Break
January 10, 2015 Elementary Spelling Bee
January 19, 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
February 5, 2015 Open House - 7pm
February 16, 2015 President’s Day - No School
February 23-27, 2015 Lutheran Schools Week
March 1, 2015 LuHi Brunch
March 2, 2015 No School
March 6, 2015 End of Third Quarter
March 14, 2015 Elementary Math Bowl
March 18, 2015 On-Campus Blood Drive
March 15, 2015 Elementary Music Contest
March 27 & 28, 2015 Spring Musical

March 27, 2015 Sixth Grade Day (no school)
April 3-12, 2015 Easter Break
April 24, 2015 LuHi Auction (Northfield Center)
May 3, 2015 Prom
May 4, 2015 No School
May 5, 2015 Awards Night
May 6, 2015 Awards Assembly; Spring Concert - 7pm
May 19-21, 2015 Final Exams; End of Fourth Quarter/Second Semester
May 23, 2015 Baccalureate - 2pm (at Trinity-Springfield)
May 24, 2015 Graduation - 2pm



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Save These Dates:

SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
LuHi Trivia Night
at the Knights of Columbus on Iles & Meadowbrook in Springfield.

MARCH 1, 2015
Lutheran High Brunch

APRIL 24, 2015
Lutheran High Dinner-Auction
at Northfield Inn
in Springfield

For details on any of these events or to volunteer to serve on an event committee, please contact Kim Haynes
at 217-546-6363 ext. 128
or by email