Principal’s Weekly Message

Weekly message from Principal Stephanie KristovicKristovic.

CORE VALUES

Living Faith| Achieve Excellence| Develop Character| Be Warm and Welcoming| Promote Teamwork

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Families,

This Thursday, I saw in the chapel with our state-bound tennis players, praying for their upcoming matches.

They were glowing.

Some of it was the beautiful light in the chapel (we were sure the Holy Spirit had joined us!), but most of it was the intense joy they were experiencing from being part of something bigger than themselves, working towards a common goal.  Each of them felt deeply connected to their team, their teammates, and our school in that moment.

Whether is on the soccer field, the baseball diamond, the softball dugout, the green, the track, or at our Honors Assemblies next week, together, our students work to be the best version of themselves and the best part of the team they can be.  By each working together, they make the other greater. This — thisis community.

Go Titans!

In the Light of Christ,

Mrs. Kristovic

ANNOUNCEMENTS

From Mrs. Kuhl: We are accepting fresh fruit (bananas, peaches,plums,apples and oranges) for the Monday 6/4 dinner meal at the Interfaith Shelter. Donations may be brought Monday to Mrs. Kuhl’s room, 128.

From the Main Office: Please note that the Business, Advancement, and Main Offices will be closed next Thursday at noon for our end of year staff party.  The Main Office will close at noon next Friday as well, for end of year events.

From the Library:  7th and 8th grade parents:  please use the following link to help you list and purchase books from the textbook exchange over the summer:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5D4ZCfhlgwa1yWe5b2zS9g?view_as=subscriber

From the Community: Now through July 23, Jackson Candy and Fudge Factory will give students 10 FREE pieces of Salt Water Taffy for every “A” on their report card (up to 40 pieces)!  Students – just bring in your final report card to Jackson Candy & Fudge Factory for your FREE Taffy!

From the Registrar: 

Has your student turned in their service hours requirement for this year?

Students in grades 9 through 12 are required to serve and turn in at least 15 service hours each year.   Forms are available from Theology teachers.  Before beginning classes for the next school year, this requirement must be met. See page 22 of the Student Handbook for additional information.

Service Hours cumulative totals are displayed at the bottom of the Grades and Attendance screen on the PowerSchool portal using a web browser.

Requested Courses for 2018-2019

To review the courses requested for your student(s) sign into your PowerSchool portal account using a web browser (not the mobile app).  In the left panel click Course Registration.  Every student should have their required courses in English, Math, Theology.  Check for other required courses for the year in Science, Social Studies, and World Language. There should be a total of 14 credits requested (not including Alternate hours). This is a list of requested courses, not yet a schedule. If there are missing or duplicate courses or courses in error please contact Amy Fleming, Registrar at afleming@myjacs.org or by phone. Preliminary schedules will be available  mid-June, and viewable through the portal.

From the Business Office:  End of Year Financial Reminder

– All tuition current and past due must be paid in full by 6-30-18 in order to be seated in the 2018/2019 school year.

– Lunch fees in arrears are due June 8, 2018.  If paying by credit card, please contact the Advancement Office for assistance.

– To receive the 3% paid in full discount for 2018/2019 tuition, the full amount of tuition needs to be paid by July 1, 2018.

From the Main Office: Mark your calendars!  We will be celebrating all of our students in a year-end Honors Assembly recognizing students for outstanding achievement in Extra-Curriculars, Athletics, and Academics. All parents are invited to join us in the fieldhouse for this celebration and all students may dress up for this day (no tennis shoes or flip-flops, young men must wear a collared shirt, young ladies may wear dress pants or skirts or dresses no more than 2″ above the knee, no jeans of any color are allowed).

The 9-11 Honors Assembly will be Monday, June 4 at 8:15 a.m.

The 7-8 Honors Assembly will be Tuesday, June 5 at 10:00 a.m.

From The Main Office: We will be accepting used uniform items for our upcoming Used Uniform Sale.  Grades 7 – 11 Students/Parents may submit and drop off items on June 7 and June 8.

Used Uniform Drop off Days:

Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8

10:10 am – 11:00 am

At the drop off, you will be asked to complete a Used Uniform Collection Form and list each item you are submitting for the sale.  You will also be asked to complete a self-addressed envelope.  Once you have completed the form, and the envelope – you are done!

We will review your items, and ready them for the sale.  You will receive a copy of the Used Uniform Collection Form with the mailing of students’ year-end report card.  Any item that is not in good condition for the sale will be set aside for your pick-up in the Main Office until June 22.  After June 22, the item(s) will be donated.

Accepted Items:

·      All items must be washed and in good condition to be accepted.  Items will not be accepted with: holes, tears, fading or bleach spots. All items will be offered for sale at the following prices.

$15 Items:

·       Plaid uniform skirts

·       Chi Rho Sweaters

$10 Items:

·       Green or Black quarter zips with the Chi Rho Logo

·       Uniform Button-Downs with Chi Rho Logo

·       Uniform Pants

$5 Items:

·       Uniform Polo Shirts (long or short sleeved)

Tuesday, June 12  – 5 – 7 pm

The Used Uniform Sale and Educational Outfitter Fit and Order Day will be held on Tuesday, June 12 from 5- 7 p.m.  Doors will not open until 5 p.m.  At the Used Uniform Sale, we will only accept cash and checks.  Credit/Debit cards will not be accepted.  The Purchaser of used uniform items will pay a $2 handling fee for each item purchased, remitted to Lumen Christi to offset the cost of hosting the sale.

Note:  Students/Parents who submitted items for the Used Uniform Sale will be notified by e-mail of any unsold items from the sale. These items will be held available for pick up until Packet Pick-up on August 8, at which point they will be donated to the school.

From the Main Office:

End -of – Year 2018

EXAM SCHEDULE

Grades 9 – 11

6/4 Monday – Full Day of School

 

6/5 Tuesday – Full Day of School

P1 Exam in P1

Bells are normal for entire day

 

6/6 Wednesday –

Report 7:55 am

Prayer/Allegiance

P2 Exam – 8:00 am – 9:00 am

5 minute passing

P3 Exam – 9:05 am  – 10:05 am

Announcements

Students release at 10:10 am

 

6/7 Thursday —

Report 7:55 am

Prayer/Allegiance

P4 Exam – 8:00 am – 9:00 am

5 minute passing

P7 Exam 9:05 am- 10:05 am

Announcements

Students release at 10:10 am

 

6/8 Friday —

Report 7:55 am

Prayer/Allegiance

P8 Exam – 8 am – 9 am

5 minute passing

P9 Exam 9:05 am – 10:05 am

Announcements

Students release at 10:10 am

From the Business Office:  To receive the 3% paid in full discount for 2018/2019 tuition, the full amount of tuition needs to be paid by July 1, 2018.

From the Cafeteria:  We are short on the number of hot lunch days left in the school year!

Please note, all lunch accounts must be paid in full by Friday, May 25, 2018!  The cafeteria will only accept cash payments on the remaining following lunch days:6/4, and 6/5.  Students may use any positive funds that remain in their account after 5/25, however, IT MUST be enough to cover the cost of the food items that your student is wanting to purchase.

From Mr. Anderson: Adult and student volunteers are still needed for St. Mary’s Vacation Bible School, June 12, 13, and 14th.  Please consider donating your time and talents to this worthy cause, sharing the love and joy of Christ with children.  If you are able to help, please contact Elizabeth Anderson at 517-795-1118 (no texts) or by email elizabeth.l.fraser@gmail.com for more information.   Thank you and God bless.

From Mrs. Fleming: Are you interested in completing a college course while a junior or senior in high school? Dual enrollment reimbursement from the State of Michigan can cover the tuition cost. Dual enrollment is offered by Spring Arbor University and Jackson College. Courses are offered on the college campuses and online. Courses are offered based on availability and some courses fill up quickly. The application deadline for SAU sign up is August 15th. Additional information and application forms are available from Mr. Havlicek, College Advisor and Ms. Fleming, Registrar.

From Our Partners at the ISD: 

The ISD is looking for a few volunteers, preferably students who are going into 11th or 12th grade, to provide some childcare for the children of teachers attending professional development over the course of this summer.  There are 11 dates we need coverage for, and we would ideally like 2-3 students per date.  This would be a great opportunity for students to get their service hour requirements taken care of.  We will have activities for the children to do during each session, but need high school students to oversee.  This will all take place at the ISD building on Browns Lake Road.  Students need to make a firm commitment to the times, but can sign up for as many or few days as they would like.  If interested, please contact Maureen Keene email at Maureen.keene@jcisd.org or at 768-5258.    The date/times are:

June 20 8:00-4:00

June 21  8:00-4:00

June 22 8:00-4:00

June 25 8:00-4:00

June 26 8:00-4:00

August 7 8:00-4:00

August 8 8:00-4:00

August 9 8:00-4:00

August 14 8:00-4:00

August 15 8:00-4:00

August 16 8:00-4:00

From Mr. Williams: Parents please remind your students all Lockers in the Gym Loocker rooms need to cleaned out by Tuesday June 5. Please remind your children to be responsible for their items or they will be removed so we can clean the lockers over the summer. As always thanks for your continued cooperation

From the Library:  Summer hours for checking out books/materials and for taking book tests will be every Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and on Wednesday, July 11th and August 1st the library will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Just a reminder to all 9th-12th graders you must take and pass five (5) book tests each year.  If you have any questions please contact Mrs. L. in the library.

From the Main Office:  Tuesday, June 5 is the last day and is a half day with 11:30 dismissal for 7/8.

From Mrs. Kristovic:  Lumen Christi is hiring exceptional educators for the 18-19 school year!  We currently have an opening in middle school English.  We anticipate having an opening for a part to full time Assistant Athletic Director.   Please use the following link to access the other postings: https://www.jcslumenchristi.org/employment-opportunities/.

This year, we are piloting a referral program.  If you recommend and connect a candidate via e-mail, teachers can earn a $500 referral bonus and parents can earn a $500 tuition credit.  To be eligible, the candidate must be hired and work for at least one semester. Thank you for your help in finding the best possible educators for our classrooms!

Next Week in Sports

The Tennis team and the Boys and Girls track teams will be in the Final days of their quest for State Championships.

The Tennis team is in the hunt for a team title which would be Lumen Christi’s 48th State Championship.

The track team has people who are in the quest for individual state titles as well as one relay event.

The boys golf team finished 2nd in the Regional today to win a spot in the State Championships next Friday and Saturday at Forest Akers East in Lansing.

The baseball team is playing Jonesville at Napoleon in hopes to win the District to advance to the Regionals. Game time 10 AM. If the Titans win the 10 AM game they will play the winner of the 12:30 game for the District title at 3:00. All games are at Napoleon.

The softball team opens up at 10 AM playing Vandercook Lake. If they win they would move on to the District Championship game at 2:00 PM

Thursday the girls soccer team beat Jackson Christian 8-0 to advance to District Championship game against Lansing Christian on Saturday at Lumen Christi at 5:00 PM.

Terrific Titans:

  • From Mrs. Lefere:  Shout out to Lauren Eisele and Jenna Bradley for being such a big help at Mass this week!
  • From Mrs. Flynn: For all of the 7th grade student council: thank you for implementing the “Jesus Bucks” idea! It was such a great feeling to be able to share such positive rewards to students that were so very deserving. Thank you!
  • From Mr. Havlicek: Shoutout to all Juniors who have started working on Scholarship applications that have been sent in their myjacs.org accounts! Great work!
  • From Mrs. Kuhl: 

Congratulations to the officers for Prayers and Letters for next school year:

President…Melissa Ororzco

VP …Mikeyla White

Secretary… Sarah Clark

Treasurer…Zahir Parker

Fund Raising Coordinator…Veronica Piotrowski

Publicity Chairperson…Anjuli Hendrickson