This Week at LC 1/5/18
Message From the Principal
It is so important that we take time to pause in our busy lives and give ourselves time for rest and rejuvenation. We hope you were able to enjoy this with your student and your family these two weeks, and look forward to a strong and focused start to the new year on Monday!
In the Light of Christ,
From the Main Office: We have had 118 students sign up for seminar so far — thank you! These students will receive priority in scheduling for Q3 Seminar. All 9-12 students need to sign up for seminar, or they will be randomly placed based on availability. Even if students want to continue in the same event, they need to sign up no later than Tuesday at 8 a.m. at this link:https://goo.gl/forms/6lVGsPIzMusTiiKM2
From the Main Office: We were so excited to celebrate students again at the end of Quarter 2 and Semester 1! In Quarter 1, we celebrated over 250 students, and we are hopeful that that number will continue to grow each quarter.
Due to the high number of students on Honor Roll, we have decided to alternate quarters of celebration. This semester, we will be honoring the 9-12 graders with a formal assembly and parent breakfast. This will be in late January or early February; we will let you know the date next week when we have finalized plans for Catholic Schools’ Week. On that same day, all 7-8 students who achieve Honor Roll will still be allowed to dress up and will receive a special breakfast in their first period class. Thank you for your patience with us as we grow and work to celebrate all of our students more regularly!
From the Main Office: One of our goals this year is to grow traditions and celebrate students more regularly for all their different accomplishments. For example, this year, we have started the “State Competition Send-Off”, in which teams heading to state level competitions have a special procession in the school building. We have been thrilled to honor Girls’ Golf (check out our Facebook page!), Girls’ Cross Country (and Gene Hendrickson!), Drama, and Boys’ Football, Girls’ Cheerleading, and Band so far this year in this new tradition.
With our latest state Championship, we are excited to begin a new celebratory tradition that can grow with all of our programs over the years. On Sunday, January 21, we will be hosting a community wide event to celebrate the 48th Lumen Christi State title, achieved in Boys’ Football. The event begins at 3:00 p.m. with a community Mass in the gym, followed by a traditional Tight End Club spaghetti dinner. Anyone is welcome! Tickets are $7 per person or $25 for a family of four or more. Tickets are limited, and can be purchased in the Main Office. We hope you can join us in recognizing our fabulous young people!
From the Main Office: We want all families to be proud of Lumen Christi. We are working hard to continue to improve Lumen Christi to make it even further an exceptional Catholic education for all students. Each month, we are hosting a Witness the Difference tour for all community members, current families, and prospective families to learn more about the Lumen Christi difference. The next tour will be Thursday, January 11 at 8:30 a.m. in the library. It lasts approximately 50 minutes. If you, or anyone you know, would like to attend, please contact Kit Spoelstra at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Thank you for helping us spread the good news about Lumen Christi!
From the Deans: Some parents have voiced concerns lately about “vaping”. This is a very real concern, and we are having conversations with staff, students, and coaches to make sure that all are aware of the dangers of this trend. Please find some information about vaping at this link: https://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/features/teen-vaping#1. If you have any information or concerns, please reach out to Ted Ludlow, Dean of Men, at email@example.com or Amanda Garred, Dean of Women, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Music/Drama department: Auditions for this year’s spring musical – Guys and Dolls – will take place on Wednesday, January 10th & Thursday, January 11th. Any student in grades 9-12 is welcome to audition. There are all kinds of parts for all levels of experience and ability. We want everyone to feel welcome to come and be part of the fun! If you want to be considered for one of the many leading roles and/or featured chorus member you will need to have a 30 to 60 second solo prepared (bring you printed music with you); if you want to be part of the chorus and/or an extra plan to learn a short bit of music and sing it with a group on Wednesday evening. Auditions will begin at 6 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. on Wednesday and call-backs on Thursday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Auditions information and forms are available from Mr. Marcero in the choir room or Mrs. Lienhart in the library.
From Mr. Havlicek: Students and Parents grades 7-11: We will be partnering once again with Sylvan Learning Center to provide an opportunity for your student to receive practice taking the ACT. The opportunity will be held at Lumen Christi on January 20th, 2018. The cost will be $30 and it will run from 8am-1pm that day. Mark your calendars now so we can help all our students prepare. Please reach out to Mr. Havlicek at email@example.com for registration.
From Mr. Havlicek: Parents of Juniors: Right before Christmas Break, all Juniors received the JUNIOR PLANNING PACKET for COLLEGE in their myjacs.org email account. This important piece of information to help them begin the College Planning Process will be used during their initial college meeting with Mr. H, held between January and the end of March (Spring Break). It is very important that students and parents are able to look through and work through the packet together BEFORE the meeting so they can be best helped for identifying a direction for college. Email Mr. Havlicek (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
From Mr. Anderson: Parents of Students attending the March for Life in Washington D.C – There will be an optional parent meeting for students going on the March for Life trip on Wednesday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the library. This meeting will go over information such as the itinerary, drop-off and pick-up times, as well as lodging information while we are in D.C. While not required, this meeting is definitely very helpful especially if a student has never attended the trip. In addition, it provides an opportunity to ask any questions beforehand. If you’d like more information on what will be covered, feel free to contact Mr. Anderson at email@example.com.
From The Cafeteria: To check student lunch account balances please use the link that is on the Lumen Christi Website. Choose the Student Life tab, then drop down to Lunch Menu. Under the lunch menu there will be a link that says “Access Your Student’s Lunch Account” . Click on that to proceed. If you have not set up an account, your will need to know your student’s lunch ID number, found on their school ID.
From Mr. Reis: We have a head coaching position available in Girls’ Softball. Please help us find our next great leader and mentor for our young ladies!
Experience in coaching high school sports, preferably in girls softball
Available for afternoon practice and games
plus available for away bus trips
Available for some field preparation for home games
Coaching Course – Level 1
Complete On-line Rules Meeting for softball
Please send Jerry Reis a letter of interest with credentials to firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Week in Sports
Monday – January 8th
Tuesday – January 9th
JV and Varsity Basketball host Harper Creek – 5:30/7:00 pm
9th Grade, JV, and Varsity Boys Basketball at Harper Creek 4:00/5:30/7:00 pm
Bowling v. Northwest at 3:30 at Airport Lanes
Wednesday – January 10th
Wrestling at host a Quad Meet – 6:00 PM
Cheer at I-8 Jamboree at Hastings – 5:00 PM
Thursday – January 11th
Boys Freshmen and JV Boys Basketball at Western-5:30/7:00 PM
Friday – January 12th
JV Girls, Varsity Girls, and Varsity Boys host Western 4:30, 6:00, 7:30 PM
Saturday – January 13th
Wrestling at Dexter Invite – 9:00 AM
Hockey hosts Grand Ledge/Fowlerville – 8:00 PM
Cheer at Northwest Invite – 10:00 AM
- From Mrs. Kristovic: Congratulations to Christine Stevens for winning the Voice of Democracy scholarship from the VFW! A well-deserved acknowledgement and commitment to your future!