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This Week at LC 2/9/18

Mark Your Calendar

Now until March 1

Lumen Christi Tuition Assistance and Diocesan Scholarship Applications Accepted.

Now until May 

Enroll on FACTS – Important! Required for all students to register course selections.

Thursday, February 15  

Tuition Assistance Information Night is from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Library.

Monday, February 26

Current Grades 8 thru 11 receive their 2018-2019 Course Registration Form at school to take home for parent review and signature.

Wednesday, February 28

Parents with students currently in grades 8 thru 11  – You are invited to attend Priority Course Registration Workshop to be held in the Library from 5 – 7 p.m.  FACTS Enrollment is required to register course selections.  Students, who do not register this night, will register course selections Wednesday, March 7 thru Friday, March 9 during school hours.

Thursday, March 1

Witness the Difference Tour & Shadow Day for Non JACS Students.

Friday, March 16

Current grade 7 students receive their 2018-2019 Course Registration Form at school to take home for parent review and signature.  Current Grade 6 students receive their Course Registration Form in their take-home packet at their elementary school.

Wednesday, March 21

Parents with students currently in grades 6 and 7 – You are invited to attend Priority Course Registration Workshop to be held in the Library from 5 – 7 p.m.  FACTS Enrollment is required to register course selections.

Knights of Columbus Awards Dinner

From Jackson Area Catholic Schools:  Please join us for the 11th Annual Knights of Columbus Awards Dinner!  On Thursday, February 22, we will honor Mr. Tony Shaughnessy, Deacon Matt Shannon, and 8th grader Garrett Swan with a dinner and keynote speaker Khari Willis of the Michigan State University Spartans! The evening is hosted at the Ken Dillon Activity Center at St. John Elementary School.  Tickets are $100 and can be purchased here  or by calling the LC Advancement Office at 517-787-5080.



1st Annual Middle School Winter Play

From the Drama Department: Grab your friends and family and come experience our 1st Annual Middle School Winter Play!  On Friday, February 23rd we will present: The Great American Talent Show, a spoof on America’s Got Talent and American Idol.  The show will take place in the Lumen Christi Cafetorium at 7 pm, tickets are just $3.00 per person.

Donate or Purchase iPads for Teacher Projects

From the Media Center:  If you or someone in your family has an iPad that they don’t use anymore we would gladly accept it as a donation to our loaner program.  We try to keep a few loaner iPads on hand for when a student’s iPad is not working properly or if a teacher has a special project.  If you have any questions or want to make arrangements to donate, please call Mrs. Eileen Lienhart in the library/media center at 787-0630 ext. 256.

Grief Counseling Group

From Mrs. Garred:  Mrs. Garred will be starting a 5-week grief and loss group beginning the week of February 12.  If your student is experiencing grief and loss in a way that impacts them in more than one area of their life, please encourage them to sign up with Mrs. Garred the week of February 5, or e-mail Mrs. Garred at  While spaces are limited for the group, Mrs. Garred will follow up with each student in terms of whether or not they are able to be a part of the group this session and for a 1:1 meeting to discuss coping strategies.

Lunch Money

From Cafeteria:  Please check your student lunch balances consistently.  We never refuse a student from eating a meal.  However if your student is carrying a negative lunch account balance (unless they have cash) we can decline their ability to buy additional food items, for example, an extra milk, a sandwich or any food item which is not offered as part of the main meal.  Please encourage your students to ask the cashiers with any questions they may have.  Sign up to access your student’s lunch balance here.

Valentine’s Day Celebration

From the Main Office:  We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on February 13 this year, as February 14 is Ash Wednesday and we will be fasting.  If your student is bringing any treats to school, please send them on the 13th and remember — no nuts!

Focus Award

From the Deans: Now that second semester is underway, we are ready to revive our 7th and 8th grade focus reward!  Beginning the week of February 5, any 7th or 8th grade student that has no Owed Times or Detentions and no missing Assignments for two weeks (through February 16) will earn a reward dress down day (sweats included!) for Friday, February 23rd.  Please talk with your student over the weekend to set goals and make a plan for how they can achieve this reward!

ACT Testing

From Mr. Havlicek: Juniors and Parents: Thank you to all the Juniors who set up meetings with Mr. H to go over college planning immediately after the Christmas Holiday! It was awesome to see those students taking full responsibility for their futures. If you or your student has not set up a meeting time to go over their college planning with Mr. H, you are encouraged to make that happen as soon as possible. Also, ACT testing happens on February 27th; so now is the time for the students to begin working through practice problems in order to prepare for this important examination.

The MAN Event

From the Theology Department: The 2018 Diocese of Lansing’s Men’s Conference, The MAN Event, is set for Saturday, February 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Michigan Center. Steve Ray is this year’s keynote speaker. Confession, Adoration, a Pig Roast and Mass with the Bishop are all part of the day.  Go to for more info and to register.

Tuition Assistance and Diocesan Scholarship

From the Main Office:  Tuition Assistance and Diocesan Scholarship: Now is the time to apply for Lumen Christi tuition assistance for the 2018-2019 school year.  Application is made through FACTS Grant and Aid Financial Needs Assessment.  To begin your application, please visit the Lumen Christi website and click on “Tuition Assistance Application” under the Quicklinks tab.   This one application determines your eligibility for both the Diocese of Lansing Scholarship (available to Catholic families with students in grades 6 – 11) and Lumen Christi tuition assistance.    The deadline for submitting applications for tuition assistance  for BOTH the Diocese of Lansing and Lumen Christi is March 1, 2018.

Please note that before applying for tuition assistance, families must set up a Tuition Payment Plan with FACTS and pay a non-refundable yearly Family Enrollment Fee of $55.  This may be completed by clicking on “FACTS Enrollment” — also found under Quicklinks on the LC website.

Next Week in Sports

This week we hired a new Softball  coach, Mr. Kenneth Peach. Coach Peach comes to us with a solid background in coaching and particularly in softball. We are planning to introduce Coach Peach to the our softball prospects on Wednesday – February 14th.

Monday – February 12th

8th Grade Girls Basketball – host Marshall at the Dillon Center – 4:30 PM

Girls 7th Grade Basketball at Marshall at 4:30 PM

Cheer at St. John’s Invite at 6 PM

Tuesday – February 13th

Boys 9/JV/V Boys Basketball host Harper Creek – 4:00/5:30/7:00

Girls Basketball at Harper Creek at 5:390/7:00

MS Wrestling at Northwest at 4:30

Wednesday – February 14th

8th Grade Girls Basketball host Hastings at 4:30

7th Grade Girls Basketball at Hastings at 4:30

Thursday – February 15th

Boys 9/JV Basketball host Western at 5:30/7:00

MS Wresting at Hastings  at 4:30

Friday – February 16th

Hockey hosts Holt at 6:00

Girls JV/V Basketball and Boys Varsity Basketball at Western 4:30/6:00/7:30

Cheer at Districts at Hudson

Saturday – February 17th

Hockey hosts Jackson at 7:00

Gymnastics at South Central Championships at Adrian 9:00 AM

Terrific Titans!

  • From Mr. H. Brogan:  Congratulations to Walker Platt on giving an impressive talk at the Big Brothers and Big Sisters event last month — he really represented himself and the Lumen Christi community well!
  • From Mrs. Nowinski: Shout out to Maddie Colella for giving a fabulous speech at Open House!
  • From Mrs. Manchester: Shoutout to Nick Thomas for welcoming a new student this week! Thanks toSebastian Toland for speaking so wonderfully for our Witness the Difference monthly tour! Shoutout toChunky Willis and Conor Berkeypile for being awesome ambassadors for our shadow students on Thursday. Shoutout to the 13 student athletes from the class of 2018 who participated in National Signing Day!
  • From a parent: Shout out to Delton Langley and all the volunteers in study hall. I had a struggling math student and after working with Delton, the light bulb went off.  My student is feeling more confident and encouraged about future success!  The tutors need to know their contribution has a rippling effect into our classrooms, homes, and lives!  We appreciate them so much!

1 Comment

  1. Jacki Staudachet

    A huge thank you to Teresa Zenz for her encouragement and positive attitude she shows to students!

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