Spring In Full Swing

Sports (Baseball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track)
Missouri District SHINE events
Solo & Small Ensemble State
Finals Week
Awards Banquet
Baccalaureate & Graduation

Spring can be a whirlwind!  Just look at everything that will be going on within the next 5.5 weeks!  Let’s start with the top of the list and work our way down.

A reminder all sports schedules can be found at splhs.org/athletics

Saints Baseball has a 3-4 record to start the season with a full schedule over the next few weeks preparing for Districts.  They have a stretch of home games (4/11, 4/12, 4/14, 4/17, 4/18) before going on the road on 4/20 to face Summit Christian before the I-70 Tournament (schedule TBD) on April 24th-26th at the Concordia Sports Complex.  Following the tournament, two more home games are scheduled (5/1, 5/8) with a bunch of road games mixed in: 5/3 at Lexington, 5/4 at Cole Camp, 5/6 with a Triangular at Sacred Heart vs Sacred Heart & Lincoln, 5/9 at Santa Fe.  Districts will take place at the Concordia Sports Complex from May 12th-20th.  A schedule will be published at a later date, but the Saints are in Class 2 District 14.

Golf is back at SPLHS this spring and the team has had some strong appearances!  They have a few more meets on the schedule, 4/17 at Sacred Heart Invitational, 4/25 at Sacred Heart, 4/26 vs Concordia at Emma, before heading into Districts which will take place at Royal Meadows in Kansas City on May 8th.

Lady Saints Soccer is 1-3 for the season and continues to grow and play better each game as a team.  They have a handful of games over the next few weeks.  Home games are scheduled for 4/12, 4/13, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, and 5/9, while they travel on 4/20 to Odessa, 4/27 to Chillicothe, 5/1 to Tolton Catholic in Columbia, and 5/4 to Smithton.  The Lady Saints will not be participating in Districts due to a number of players having to fly home after school gets out for the summer.

Lady Saints Softball has started the season with a 1-3 record with a couple tough losses where the team played very well together.  With only 4 home games this season, 3 remain in the coming weeks on 4/12, 4/17, and 4/20.  Road games include 4/11 at Sweet Springs, 4/18 at Concordia, 4/28 at Green Ridge, and the Conference Tournament (schedule TBD) from April 24th-26h.  Softball Districts will take place May 5th-11th at the Concordia Sports Complex.  A schedule will be published at a later date, but the Lady Saints are a part of Class 1, District 8.

Track & Field
Saints and Lady Saints Track & Field has had a strong start to the season with some individual first place finishes, and the Lady Saints came in 2nd overall at the Lexington meet.  Lauren Keenon broke the school record and Higginsville meet record in the 300M Hurdles on April 4th with a time of 47.76.  There are a few meets between now and Districts for the teams.  4/18 at Sweet Springs, 4/21 at Carrollton, 4/27 at Lexington, and 4/29 Conference Meet at Orrick.  The Saints and Lady Saints will participate in Districts (Class 2, District 8) on May 6th at West Platte in Weston, MO.

Prom – April 15th

Saint Paul’s Prom will be on Saturday, April 15th at Eagle Bluff Ranch.  Information and schedules will be sent out via email to parents and students.  Be on the lookout.


Missouri District Shine Events

The LCMS Missouri District has been sponsoring “Shine Events” the last few years to encourage servant events and a way to shine!  SPLHS will be participating in a few different events to give back and help others including providing help at Orphan Grain Train and Habitat for Humanity, a Prom Parade to bring joy to the residents at the Lutheran Good Shepherd Home on April 15th, Family Living Service Project on April 18th, an NHS sponsored blood drive on our campus on April 19th, and possible others.  It’s a great way to let our let SHINE and bring joy and service to others!


State Solo / Small Ensemble – April 29th

On March 30th & April 1st, Saint Paul had 13 entries in the District Solo / Small Ensemble Festival in Columbia and 12 of those 13 entries received an Exemplary rating (the best you can get) to make it to the State Festival in Columbia on Saturday, April 29th.  The following students received Exemplary ratings:
Isaac Seo, violin solo
Jenny Chang, violin solo
Jenny Chang/Isaac Seo, violin duo
Emerson Rankin, piano solo
Michaela Gibbs, trombone solo
Women’s Sextet: (Tara Pester, Averil Finnern, Naomi Truwe, Daniela Mozolova, Michaela Gibbs, Eden Perling)
Vocal Trio: (Katie Hoang, Cecilia Nguyen, Gold Huynh)
Michaela Gibbs, vocal solo
Elias Sharp, vocal solo
Ambrose Sharp, vocal solo
Maximus Fritsche, vocal solo
Timothy Pester, vocal solo

Finals Week – May 15th-18th

The schedule for finals week looks a little different than a typical school day.  If a student has a study hall, they may stay at home (please send a note or email to the office so we know parents are aware the student is at home) or stay in the dorm.  Students are expected to attend chapel each day of the week.  Students may be dismissed from lunch when they are finished, but they are not allowed to leave campus unless they are traveling home with parent permission.
Finals week daily schedule: 9:00-9:10am Homeroom | 9:15-9:45am Morning Final Review | 9:45-11:15am Morning Final | 11:30am-12:00pm Chapel/Awards | 12:05-12:55pm Lunch | 1:00-1:30pm Afternoon Final Review | 1:30-3:00pm Afternoon Final
Finals schedule: Monday, May 15th – AM 1st Hour, PM 2nd Hour | Tuesday, May 16th – AM 4th Hour, PM 5th Hour | Wednesday, May 17th – AM 7th Hour, PM 6th Hour | Thursday, May 18th – AM 3rd Hour, PM 8th Hour


Awards Banquet – 18th

A way to celebrate the entire school year and recognize students.  The Awards Banquet is put on by SOS every year.  More information will be made available soon.


Baccalaureate, Luncheon, Graduation – May 19th

May 19th is a busy day for the Class of 2023, families, and SPLHS.  Baccalaureate will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 10:00am on Friday, May 19th.  The service will be live-streamed through the church and be made available later on our YouTube page.  A luncheon will take place in Krueger Dining Hall from 11:00am-1:00pm, all are invited to attend.  The Graduation Ceremony will be at 1:30pm in Weis Gymnasium.  The ceremony will be live-streamed through our YouTube page and a link will be made available closer to the event.
We also look forward to welcoming back the Saint Paul College High and Saint Paul College Classes of 1973 for the 50th Reunion.  They will be our honored guests during Baccalaureate and Graduation.


Is spring busy?  Yes!  Will it fly by in the blink of an eye?  Probably!  Step back, take a deep breath, and enjoy it!