Principal’s Weekly Message

Weekly message from Principal Stephanie KristovicKristovic.


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Dear Families,

This week at Lumen Christi, we celebrated St. Valentine’s Day with Mass.  Amidst the fun and joy of red and pink, candy and cookies, hearts and flowers, we honored the greatest love — that of God’s love for us.

Growing up is such hard work.  Our students are resilient and strong but they face turmoil daily — within themselves, and without. On Valentine’s Day, we were able to celebrate the gift of God’s love.  The world sometimes pulls us away from God, but we know: Even when we are angry — God loves us.  Even when we are mean — God loves us.  Even when we don’t love ourselves — God loves us.  Even when we don’t believe — God loves us. We could turn our backs on Him a thousand times, and He would love us still.

Each day, we work to love your children in the way that God does, and to grow and nurture their loves for themselves, each other, and our God.  It is beautiful and terrifying work –and the greatest gift.

In the Light of Christ and in God’s love,

Mrs. Kristovic


From Mrs. Kristovic and the Business Office: On Thursday, February 23, we will be hosting a FACTs and Tuition Assistance Help Night from 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the Library/Media Center.  This is an optional event for any parents who would like help navigating enrollment for next year or applying for tuition assistance (the deadline is March 1 to be eligible for the Diocese of Lansing scholarships!)  Please bring your most recent tax return, W2, and household expenses if you would like to attend — even if you don’t have them, we can get you started!. Assistance will be available in Spanish until 6:00 p.m. that evening.

From the Business Office:  Application for 2017-2018 tuition assistance is now available through the FACTS Grant and Aid Financial Needs Assessment.   Prior to application, families must set up a Tuition Payment Plan with Facts under the Jackson Area Catholic School System.  Each family is required to pay a non-refundable yearly Family Enrollment Fee of $55.  New this year, when you make application, you will also be applying for the Diocese of Lansing Scholarship, which is available to Catholic families with students in grades 6 – 11.  To be eligible for the Diocese of Lansing Scholarship, you must meet the application deadline of March 1.

To begin application for tuition assistance

From Mrs. Garred: Jackson Area Career Center is hosting an Open House for potential students (& their parents) to tour the programs they offer.  This is particularly important for any student planning to enroll in Career Center for 11th Gd.  Touring the Career Center is required before a student can enroll.  If students already attended a Career Center tour, with the school, they are welcome, but not required to attend this night.  The Open House is on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 4pm-7pm at the Career Center.

From Mrs. Kristovic: Our next Open House will be Tuesday, March 7 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.  We would love to see you there!  If you know of any interested families, please encourage them to join you for the evening. Any current JACS family who refers a student new to JACS will earn a $250 (7th – 8th grade) or $500 (9th – 12th grade) tuition credit for the 2017-2018 school year when that new student enrolls!

From Mrs. Mathews:  Prom is approaching fast!  It will be on Friday May 5th at Ella Sharp Museum with a theme of masquerade (masks are not required).  Please review the attached guideline requirements for prom dresses.  Students will not be allowed into the dance if  their dress does not meet these requirements.  If a student is not allowed into the dance due to an inappropriate dress as determined by the discretion of the Lumen Christi door monitor; there will be no refunds issued. Parents will be contacted if a student is sent home early. If you have questions about a certain dress meeting the requirements, please email or ask Mrs. Kristovic about any concerns. Please plan to dress appropriately so the evening can be enjoyable for everyone! Prom 2017 prom dresses.docx

From Mr. Reis:

Athletic Events – February 20th – February 25th

Monday (20th)

No Events

Tuesday  (21st)

Boy 9th/JV/V BKB at home v. Coldwater  4:00/5:30/7:00

Girls JV/V BKB at Coldwater   5:30/7:00

8th Grade Girls BKB at Charlotte   4:30

Wednesday (22nd)

7th Grade Girls Basketball v. Charlotte at Lumen Christi High School   5:00  –  Change from original schedule – conflict at Ken Dillon Center

Thursday (23rd)

Boys Basketball 9/JV at home v. Pennfield – 5:30/7:00

Girls JV Basketball at Pennfield – 7:00

Gymnastics at Hunt Venue v. Haslett  6:00

MS Wrestling v. Pennfield – Aux Gym at LC – 4:30

8th Grade Girls Basketball v. Northwest at Dillon Center   4:30

7th Grade Girls Basketball at Northwest at Northwest High School  4:30-location change due to conflict at NW Middle School

Friday (24th)

Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball at Pennfield – 6:00/7:30

Hockey at Holt – 6:00  (Summit Ice Arena)

Saturday (25th)

Hockey at Optimist Ice Arena v. Dexter – 8:00

MS Wrestling at Junior JAWS at Parkside – 9:00 AM


  • Please join us in congratulating the following students who earned a 4.0 in Semester 1!
    • Alexander Cole, Zachary Boorom, Rylan Brady, Travis Frederick, Caroline Hilderley, Karl Hunt II, Kavin Kennedy, Faith Smith, Alexandra Soltis, Madison Sorek, Griffin Dancer, Anna Doane, Cara Fries, Dominic Kestner, Jessica Koerkel, Renae Kutcha, Emma Maki, Samuel Martin, Matthew Mogle, Chloe Pryson, Tyler Thornhill, Bridget Walicki, Caitlynn Webster, Jackson White, Quinn White, Patrick Willett, Samuel Frantzis, Emma Pelletier, Katherine Schonhard, Elizabeth Spencer, Greg Stechschulte, Sarah Clark, Brendan Doane,  Allen Li, Allison Rand,  MacKenna Crolwye, Brian Maddalena,  Courtney Melville, Allie Nelson
  • Congratulations to Jessica Koerkel, who will receive the 8th Grade Service Award from the Knights of Columbus at this week’s KOC Dinner!  Thank you for shining your Light for Christ!