Principal News

Lindbergh High School

July 31, 2022

Midsummer Parent eNote Number 2

Parents and Students,

With so much going on at the high school, it felt appropriate to share out an additional mid-summer eNote. A reminder…school starts on Tuesday, August 23 at 8:00 a.m. See our daily schedule below. Students will receive more information about the details of this schedule during week 1:

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Construction Update The new building continues to take shape as we prepare to receive students. A reminder that our students will take classes in three different locations: the new three-story brick building, the 300/400 building, and the Commons/Flyers Gym areas. Significant progress is made every day and our contractors remain confident that we will be on schedule. Unfortunately, the tight window may impact our ability to give tours or to let students walk their schedules prior to the start of the year. We will be working on a video tour to help ensure everyone has a general idea of how to navigate the campus before the first day. Stay tuned and this will be shared out as soon as we are finished.

9th Grade Orientation The orientation for all 9th grade students is scheduled for August 10th from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Students should enter through the Commons and the orientation will start in the Main Gym. The Commons is in our easternmost parking lot. Look for the big pillars and that is where you enter. The purpose of this orientation is to make the transition from middle school to high school a positive one. Seniors, juniors and sophomores will be serving as leaders and mentors to the freshmen. Large and small group activities are designed to address students’ needs and concerns in an enjoyable manner. Lunch will be provided by Southwest Foodservice Excellence. Wear comfortable clothes and don’t bring all your light! This event is for students only. If your child has a special need, please let us know If you have any questions, please call Link Crew Coordinator Mrs. Kershaw at 314-729-2400, ext.1331

Help Us Know Your Students We would love to know your child as well as possible so we can better serve them. Many of our students do not go by the name in our electronic systems. Some students go by their middle names, for example. As a principal, it is important to me to know your students and their individual needs. THIS FORM can help us do that. Please feel free to fill out this form for each of your children so we can know them just a little bit better. Share only what you feel needs to be shared.

Questions About Medication and State-Required Immunizations? Please see the LHS Nurse’s Newsletter LHS Nurses' Newsletter

Pandemic Response Plan Update This June, the Lindbergh Schools Board of Education voted to approve an updated Pandemic Response Plan that will equip the district to respond in the future, in the event of an airborne pandemic virus.

This revised plan replaces the Green Light Plan, which has guided school operations through recent years. It provides an overview of the tools our district has available to keep students and staff safe and healthy, and is located under the “Health Services” section of the district website.

School Counselors Please see the list below for the LHS School Counselors. Please note the change to our counseling assignments. Because of the addition of a new counselor, students are now assigned to their counselors alphabetically by last name.

A-Cl Sherry Dessau

Cm-Gr Tricia Hays

Gs-Ko Jon Riethmeier

Kp-O Kristi Kienzler

P-Sk Holly Honey

Sl-Z Ben Smith

Assistant Principals

9th grade (Class of 2026) Dr. Jennifer Wilhelm

10th grade (Class 2025) Dr. Eric Turner

11th grade (Class of 2024) Dr. Jason Brown

12th grade (Class of 2023) Dr. Greg Fick

Athletic Director

Scott Luczak

SSD Area Coordinator

Amanda Smith

LHS Activities Coordinator

Jason Wolfard

LHS Honors Coordinator

Miranda Gelven

Head Principal

Eric Cochran

Senior Jerseys for the Class of 2023 Hello, class of 2023 and parents!!!

Student Council's annual senior jersey sales are on THIS WEEK, July 26th-August 2nd, and should arrive in time for the first day of school. This is the 2/3 rounds of orders we are offering. All jerseys are $25 and may be bought online through the link attached. -ORDERING ENDS ON AUGUST 2ND

Senior jerseys have been a tradition for Lindbergh seniors and parents for quite a while now. This year we will be offering Senior "mom" and "dad" jerseys for parents interested-Perfect for parents of student-athletes and all parents!! The Jerseys are a perfect gift to wear for senior year activities such as portraits, the first day of school, football games, senior nights, senior sunrise/sunset, and more, to show school spirit.


Please email: with any questions!!

If you already ordered a jersey, pick up is August 3rd during senior portraits.

SSD Back-to-School Bash Looking for a way to help your child who receives special education services "re-friend" or "new-friend" for a new school year? Mark your calendar!

Date: Thursday August 18

Time: 4:00 - 5:30

Place: Watson Trail Park Shelter B, 12450 West Watson Road

Parents and students can meet up, enjoy a cold Kona snow cone courtesy of SSD-Lindbergh, and join fun activities like face-painting, bubbles, and ball toss! All this will be under the pavilion adjacent to a beautiful playground that has recently been updated to include equipment for kids of all abilities. Any questions, just contact Dr. Joy Doyle, Director of Special Education, at 314-989-8463.

Free Sports Physicals SSM Health Sports Medicine is offering FREE sports physicals for our partnered High School schools. You MUST sign up on the link below in order to receive a physical. You MUST come at your scheduled appointment time to be seen, we will allow you to enter in the waiting room to check in 10 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment time.

SSM Health Sports Medicine: 2022 High School Sports Physicals

Sports and Activities All seasons and what sports are offered can be found on our website...

Sports 2022 - 2023 Fall Sports begin Monday, Aug 8, 2022

Winter Sports begin Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, with the exception of Girls Swim and Boys Wrestling, which begin Monday, Nov. 7, 2022

Spring Sport begin Monday, Feb. 27, 2023

Before each season there will be more information on the website a few weeks before regarding dates and times for tryouts.

In order to register for sports you must go to and create an account. REGISTRATION LINK: Register My Athlete Parent Instructions

You can choose as many sports as your child would like to participate in for the year. There is a once a year activity fee of $35 that you will pay online as well.

In the Physical Documents Section on Register My Athlete you will need to:

In the MSHSAA Physical Form Section you must upload a physical signed by a physician and dated July 1, 2021 or after for 2022 - 2023 school year. If you cannot get into your primary doctor you can go to Walgreens or Urgent Care for a physical.


If you take medication at school this form must be filled out, signed by a physician and uploaded as well. If you DO NOT take any medication at school do not fill out this form and can leave this section blank.

Right to Carry Medication.pdf

If you have any problems filling out any of the online paperwork please reach out to the Register My Athlete support line at 1-435-213-1601 or email them at and they can walk you through the registration process. You will pay the activity fee on Register My Athlete as well. Please be sure to only pay one time. It will not show paid until the Athletic Department receives a report and manually goes in and mark you as paid so this can take up to a week to complete.

All of the paperwork must be complete before you / your child can participate / tryout.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Athletic Department and speak to Lisa Marcinkiewicz at 314-729 2400 Ext 1701.

Fall Sports Tryout Information

The first day of Fall Sports practices is Monday, August 8, 2022.

Below is a list of the tryout and practice times for the first week of practices. This covers the week of August 8 - 12.

Unless noted, all locations are at LHS.

Boys Cross Country

  • Monday - Friday Aug. 8 - 12, 8 - 10 AM Track Stadium (Field 9) & Gym 2

Girls Cross Country

  • Monday - Friday Aug. 8 - 12, 8 - 10 AM Track Stadium (Field 9) & Gym 2

Field Hockey

  • Monday - Wednesday Aug. 8 - 10, 4 - 6 PM Turf Stadium (Field 4) & Track Stadium (Field 9)


  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Aug. 8, 9, 11, 5:15 - 7:15 PM Turf Stadium (Field 4)

  • Wednesday & Friday, Aug 10 & 12, 9 AM - 12 PM Turf Stadium (Field 4)

Girls Golf

  • Monday - Friday Aug. 8 - 12, 7:30 - 9:30 AM

Quail Creek Golf Course (6022 Wells Rd., St. Louis, MO 63128)

IMPORTANT: GOLFERS should complete the

GOLF ONLINE REGISTRATION for the team even if they are currently undecided.

Boys Soccer

  • Monday - Friday Aug. 8 - 10, 5:30 - 8 PM Turf Stadium (Field 4)

  • Meet on the concrete behind the home bleachers


  • Monday - Friday Aug. 8 - 10 9:00 AM Lower Ball Field (past the construction area)

Boys Swim and Dive

  • Monday - Wednesday, Aug. 8 - 10, 9 - 11 AM LHS Pool

Girls Tennis

  • Monday - Friday, Aug 8 - 12, 8 - 11 AM LHS Tennis Courts

Girls Volleyball

  • Monday & Tuesday, Aug 8 & 9, 10 AM - 12 PM, Wednesday - Friday, Aug. 10 - 12, 3 - 5 PM, LHS Main Gym

English Summer Reading Reminder Some LHS English classes require summer reading. This should have already been communicated directly to the students. However, there is still plenty of time to complete summer reading. Information can be accessed here: English Summer Reading Requirements

Important dates to remember

August 3rd and 4th--Link Crew Leader Training, Flyers Gym

August 8—Fall Sports Practices/Tryouts begin

August 8--Student Schedules will be available through the SIS Portal

August 10—Freshman Orientation with Link Crew in the Main Gym, 9am-2pm

August 20--Green and Gold Event

August 23—First day of School

August 25—LHS Open House

Shout Outs

Last night it was revealed--LHS placed 11th out of 44 teams in this year's Envirothon National Competition!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They competed in 5 content areas: Wildlife, Forestry, Aquatics, Soils, and Current Events. The competition concluded with a PBL-style oral presentation where students applied their knowledge to develop a solution to a novel problem.

2022's Team Missouri

Club Sponsor Barry Marquart and a special shout out to Roxanne Oesch for attending!

Ava Wood

Emma Schmitt

Raina Clements

Sophia Unzicker

Blake Burrus (team captain)