Several special events throughout the year give St. Croix alumni the opportunity to stay connected with their alma mater. We hope you’ll join us to cheer on the ‘Saders at homecoming, lift your spirits at the annual Christmas Concert, and take part in the Golf Classic, St. Croix Gala and Career Day. Class reunions are a great way to stay connected with former classmates.
Join in the excitement of homecoming with other alumni and friends of St. Croix Lutheran. The festivities always begin with a parade at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity football game at 7:00 p.m.
All St. Croix Lutheran alumni who attend the game receive free admission and are entered in a drawing to win Crusader spirit wear! Look for us under the Alumni Tent (just before the ticket table) to sign in and receive your free admission. Last year's graduating class can pick up their yearbooks at the Alumni Tent that night, or in the front office during school hours. Select St. Croix Lutheran Spirit Wear, including Throwback Jerseys, car magnets, and “Future Crusader” onesies, will be available for a suggested donation at the Alumni Tent.
Alumni Band Members!
Relive the glory days and play pregame and half-time music with the Crusader Pep Band. A mini-rehearsal will be held that day at 3:30 p.m. to run through some songs and talk through some details with the Crusader Band. Join the Crusader Band for a pizza party after the parade and before we head to the stands to play some great music. If you have any questions please contact band director, John Fenske at JFenske@StCroixLutheran.org or 651-455-1521 ext.187.
After the game, join us for an Alumni & Friends Gathering at Fireside Lounge, 1288 S Robert St, West St Paul. Enjoy delicious tacos compliments of SCL starting at 9:00 p.m. All fans of SCL are welcome - this event is not exclusive to alumni. No entry fee. Additional food and beverages may be purchased at your own expense. (Please park next door in the Pate Bonding lot: 1276 S. Robert St.)
St. Croix’s Christmas concert is its oldest and one of its finest traditions. St. Croix Croixaliers, choirs, and instrumentalists come together to celebrate the birth of Christ. Let the lights, decorations, and sounds of the season lift your spirits! Mark your calendar for this year’s concert on December 18, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Each year, hundreds of St. Croix Lutheran supporters come together to celebrate what God has done through SCL with a catered dinner and silent and live auctions. Many “giving hearts” result in significant revenue which is utilized for special projects and financial assistance for students. With grateful hearts, we thank all our attendees, volunteers, business, sponsors, and all who donate auction items, money, and time.
Join us for the next St. Croix Lutheran Gala on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Radisson Blu at Mall of America. Click here for more updates as the event draws near. Want to be on the mailing list? Contact the Mission Advancement Office.
Join us for the 25th annual St. Croix Lutheran Golf Classic on June 15, 2017 at Prestwick Golf Club for a day of fun reconnecting with old friends and classmates. The Dick Hadlich Memorial Alumni Challenge Trophy is awarded to the graduating class with the most golfers in the tournament. Invite your classmates to join the fun! Click here for more information about the Golf Classic Event.
Students and staff of St. Croix Lutheran invite you to join us for our ninth annual Veterans Day Program honoring all who have served in the United States Armed Forces on Thursday, November 10, 2016 (note that this year's event falls on the day before Veterans Day). The day begins at 8:45 a.m. with registration and refreshments, continues with a special chapel service at 9:30 a.m., and concludes with a ceremony in the gymnasium at 10:05 a.m. The program features music by Crusader choirs and band. See more details and register at www.StCroixLutheran.org/Veterans.
The Mission Advancement staff is happy to assist with the event planning by providing class lists and sharing the details on this SCL website and social networking sites.
We are happy to help you plan your reunion by:
- Printing mailing labels for you
- Prior to your event, we will advertise the event in the school’s newsletter and on the website
- Following your event, we will publish your pictures and a recap summary in the school’s newsletter and website (written by any of your classmates who attended)
Contact the Mission Advancement Office for more information.
All 60s Class Reunion
On August 12, 2016 SCL welcomed back the classes of 1962-1969 for an All 60s Class Reunion held at St. Croix Lutheran. These classes represent the founding generation of SCL as the school’s first graduates. 82 guests attended the event, including 56 alumni and former students of SCL. Attendees came from as far as California and Florida to reunite with former classmates. Guests enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by our dormitory chef, heard an update on SCL from President Todd Russ, and toured the school and new dormitory. Individual classes continued reminiscing and catching up at classmates’ homes after the reunion. Many generous alumni gave donations above the cost of registration, which were directed to the Next Generation annual campaign to support current students. Photos from the event are posted on the St. Croix Lutheran Facebook page, and more photos can be viewed on the All 60s Reunion Google album.
Class of 1971 - 45 Year Reunion
The class of 1971 held their 45 year reunion at the home of Karen Collyard in Minneapolis on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Sixteen people attended including 11 graduates from the class of 1971 and 2 others from the class of 1970 and 1972. Pastor William Staab, class advisor for the class of '71, and his wife were also present. He shared copies of his recent book, Not For Glory. All attendees live in Minnesota, and during the reunion day phone calls were received from two other graduates who reside out-of-state. The class of 1971 also made a contribution to SCL's Next Generation annual campaign with excess funds collected from the reunion.
Class of 1996 - 20 Year Reunion
The class of 1996 held their 20 year reunion at the home of Nancy (Wiplinger) Pone in Inver Grove Heights on Friday, July 29, 2016. Eight graduates attended, plus two spouses and nine children. The classmates enjoyed some hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill and enjoyed catching up while the kids went swimming. From left to right in the photo: Luke Trutwin, Micah Birkholz, Kent Miller, Chris Pierce, Jill Morse, Jessica Foslien, Tammy Vangstad and Nancy Pone.
The Mission Advancement Office is here to help you maintain a lasting relationship with your alma mater. Through newsletters, the St. Croix website, social networking websites, and events, we help you stay in touch with your classmates. With alumni events you have the opportunity to gather with your St. Croix friends and to meet new ones. With alumni news, we keep you updated on how St. Croix continues to impact the community and the world.
Haven't toured St. Croix in a while? Stop by the Mission Advancement Office during the school week for a tour of the facility--recent highlights are the remodeled science classrooms: chemistry lab in 2010; biology classroom in 2011; and the physical sciences room in 2012. Construction for the new dormitory is completed summer of 2015, the first of three phases of the Strong to Serve capital campaign.
You are always a St. Croix Crusader! Let your Crusader pride show—stay connected, keep in touch, and come home often!