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This Week at LC 5.11.18

ANNOUNCEMENTS

From 7th Grade Teachers: We are in need of 16 – 17 chaperones for our seventh grade spring field trip. As part of a science unit on animals and animal behavior, our students will be visiting Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek and will be completing a work packet. Each parent will be in charge of a group of about six students. Your own son or daughter will be a member of your group. Unfortunately, we cannot permit other siblings to attend this day with us.

The field trip will take place on Monday, June 4th. Parents will need to arrive at Lumen Christi by 8:00 am for a brief meeting on the morning of the trip. After the meeting you may join us on the buses, or you can drive/carpool with other chaperones to the zoo. We will be leaving the zoo around 2:00 pm. Once the students are on the buses, parents are free to leave and do not need to return to the school. Your own student may ride home with you by request.

If you are able to help out as a chaperone for our zoo trip, please ask your student for the form and return by Friday, May 18th.

Thank you for your continued support and assistance!

From the Library:  All seniors that have library books checked out are reminded to be sure to get them turned in before the start of exam week.  No late fines will accessed unless the book is lost and most be replaced.  Also, if any senior still needs to take book tests, they will be given priority seating before or after school.

From Mrs. Fleming, Registrar: Please check your Service Hours and Book Program totals: Service Hours and Book Test totals may be viewed in Powerschool. The cumulative totals are displayed on the portal page (using a browser), at the top of the Graduation Progress Screen or on the bottom of the Grades and Attendance screen. They are not available on the mobile app.

All 9 -12 students must complete 15 Christian service hours per school year and pass 5 Book program tests per year.

From the Main Office: Most recently, we mailed a letter to parents, who currently use our Lumen Christi Bus Transportation, announcing changes to our service for the 2018 school year.

After much careful deliberation, it has been determined that, beginning next fall,  we will no longer be able to offer Lumen Christi Bus Transportation as we have done in the past. We realize that this change creates a challenge for families.  With this in mind and with careful consideration, we will continue to provide this important service through other options.  Please take time to read the attached letter that provides the details of these options and our alternative plan to provide transportation service for the Jackson area Catholic schools.

LC Bus Change

From Mr. Havlicek:  Juniors, your Senior year is approaching quickly, and it is time to begin searching for Scholarships! Throughout the summer months, Mr. Havlicek will be sending you information and links in order to begin readying yourselves to apply for lots of aid for college. Keep your myjacs.org accounts on the ready over the next three months.

Also, students can begin applying for colleges in August, and it is important to know if you should be applying Early Action, Early Decision, or Regular Decision. Double-check with Mr. H if you are not sure when to get started so you have everything in place to begin a great Senior year.

From the Main Office: Please find the tentative schedule for 7/8 Quarterly Assessments below.  8th grade students in 8th Grade Advancement will take their 9th grade exams at this same time:

Tuesday, May 29:  Electives and Social Studies

Wednesday, May 30:  ELA and Religion

Thursday, May 31: Math and Science

Friday, June 1/Monday, June 4:  Make-up Day

From Improv: Last Improv Show for the school year is this Saturday at 7:00PM in the cafeteria.  Cost is $4.00 for students and $5.00 for adults.  Come for a night of fun and laughs.

From Herr Cole: A message from Jackson High: There are four high school students from Jackson High’s sister school in Germany who would like to experience American home and school life.  If you are interested in hosting a boy or girl during part first semester of next school year, please contact Herr Cole for more information at rcole@myjacs.org. There is one boy, and three girls.

From LC yearbook: The final deadline for ordering a yearbook is coming fast. May 30 is the final date. Online orders for yearbooks for this school year have ended, but you can still order via check or cash. The cost is $65. Make checks payable to “Lumen Christi.” Please indicate the student’s name on the check. Please turn in payments to Mr. Cole or the front office. Contact Mr. Cole at rcole@myjacs.org with any questions.

From The Main Office:  Enrollment for the year is with the online completion of FACTS ENROLLMENT.  All 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 prior to May and $75 after May 1.

FACTS Enrollment will take you 5 minutes!  Visit the Lumen Christi website www.jcslumenchristi.org and click on “FACTS Enrollment” under Quicklinks to begin enrollment.   Complete the enrollment information and required forms.  FACTS Enrollment is your commitment to be a Titan!

From The Main Office:  Attached is the Lumen Christi Catholic School 2018-2019 Tentative School Calendar.

2018-2019 Tentative School Calendar – 4-25-18

From Mrs. Kristovic:  Lumen Christi is hiring exceptional educators for the 18-19 school year!  We currently have openings in high school math and middle school English.  We anticipate having an opening for a part to full time Assistant Athletic Director.  The posting is not available yet (check back early next week), but if you are interested, please contact Mrs. Kristovic at skristovic@myjacs.org  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!

From the Business Office:  A gentle reminder that all tuition for seniors must be paid in full before graduation to receive their diploma.

From the Cafeteria:  Thank you to all the parents and families who have continuously made payments to your student’s lunch account balance!!  For your information the following dates apply to SENIORS:  May 10, 2018-May 15, 2018 only cash purchases will be allowed unless there is enough positive lunch balance to cover the cost of the meal.  In coordination with the business office, remaining positive lunch balances may be used to pay other outstanding fees or will be transferred to a younger sibling if that applies.  If there is not a sibling to transfer positive lunch account funds to and if all fees have been paid, then the family will be refunded.

From Mrs. Manchester: Senior Parents: Make sure to check your email for information about our upcoming Senior Party! Click on this link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c49abaa28a5ff2-2018 for the Sign Up Genius.

From the Athletic Department:  Dr. Kremmer and ORS are going to offer physical exams for $5.00(Cash) on June 11th at Lumen Christi.

Two important items:  the MHSAA physical forms must be picked up at Lumen Christi at front office, athletic director’s office, or in the trainer’s office. History portion and and all required signatures must be completed on that MHSAA form on the physical exam day; we will need volunteer assistance in offering the physicals(check in, recording height and weight, check out). Please send an e-mail or call the athletic office if you can volunteer.

Next Week in Sports

  • Monday – May 11th
    • Varsity Tennis hosts Jackson 4:30
    • MS Tennis ​hosts Marshall 4:30
    • Track at Western with Northwest at 4:30
  • Tuesday – May 12th
    • Varsity Baseball and Varsity Softball at Western – 4:00
    • JV Baseball hosts Western 4:00
    • Tennis at Royal Oak Shrine 4:00
  • Wednesday – May 16th
    • Golf at Chelsea Invite at 9:00 AM ar Calderone
    • Soccer hosts Pennfield at 5:00
    • MS Track at Coldwater with Pennfield at 4:30
  • Thursday – May 17
    • I-8 Golf Conference at Bedford Valley Golf Course at 10 AM
    • MS Tennis at Western at 4:30
  • Friday/Saturday – May 17 and 18
    • Varsity Baseball and Varsity Softball at Glick Tournament
    • Tennis Regionals at Harper Creek and Marshall 8:30AM

Terrific Titans:

  • From Ms. Crosby: I would like to congratulate the symphony bands for the remarkable performance on Wednesday. Our students are so talented! The sixth grade bands from St. Mary’s, St. John’s, and Queen’s combined so beautifully, can’t wait to have them here next year!
  • From Mr. Cooper: Shout Out to Eileen Lienhart and Father Dan for all their hard work on this years prom. Additionally, a special shout to Kyler Laduke, Delton Langley and Ben H. Cooper for their work decorating the room for the prom.
  • From Mrs. Nowinski:  Shout-out to all the students who challenged themselves and took AP classes and exams this year! You are awesome! Shout-out to all of our seniors preparing for exams and graduation. God bless you and guide you!
  • From Mrs. Kuhl:  Shout out to all the LINKS mentors on a job well done: Brogan Sullivan, Madison King, Sadie O’Dowd, Arshnoor Ghare, Marilyn Schonhard, Becca Davis,Tionne Mercer, Ben Pelletier, Maddie Crowley, Caden Simpson, Taylor Smith, Anna Manchester, Sophie Jones, Rylee Dreffs, and Troy Kutcha. You have made a difference!
  • From Mrs. Kuhl: Congrats to Rylee Dreffs, Sadie O’Dowd, and Bobby Willis for writing award winning mini-grants from the American Teachers of Signed Exact English. Only 25 are awarded nationally! LC received 3! Way to go!

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