This Week at LC 9.3
From President Elaine Crosby: This year we celebrate the 15thAnnual Jackson Family Festival. The event will once again be staged on the grounds of St. John’s School. The dates are September 14-16. There are many new things going on and the committee has been working hard to make this a special event. Money raised at the festival helps to fund tuition assistance at all four Jackson Catholic Schools.
There are many opportunities to help. First, you should have received your raffle tickets in the mail. Please consider buying yourself, or asking family and friends to buy a ticket or two. The raffle is the largest profit center of the festival. You may mail back your tickets in the provided envelope, drop off at any school or parish, or place in the Sunday collection on the 2ndor 9th. Also, you may bring to the festival raffle booth. Just remember all tickets must be received at the festival by 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 16th.
Secondly, there is a great need for volunteers. All three elementary schools have a specific booth that they are in charge of, however, Lumen Christi students and parents are expected to help at other venues. There is many volunteers needed. This is a great way for you to work side by side with your students. Of course the student will receive service hours for their time. Please go to the festival website to sign up if you haven’t already. This is a great way for the Titan family to shine!
Thank you in advance for your part in making this the best Jackson Family Festival yet!
From Our Faith Team: We are so thrilled to be putting a group of pilgrims together to attend the Diocesan Assembly, Made for Happiness. Like the March for Life, Jamaica, and Kairos, this is an opportunity for our ENTIRE community (including students, staff, and families) to experience a transformative religious experience together. Please find more information about the Assembly here: https://madeforhappiness.org
We will be sponsoring a group to attend. There is an option to attend in the morning (bus leaves at 7:15 a.m. and returns at 12:45 p.m.), afternoon (the bus leaves at 11:45 a.m. and returns at 7:30 p.m.), or all day (the bus leaves at 7:15 a.m. and returns at 7:30 p.m.) with bus transportation provided. We will also be hosting a bonfire afterwards to share community and our experience. We ask participants to donate at least $5 to help cover the cost of t-shirts and transportation. Please use this link to sign up (families, staff, or students!): https://goo.gl/forms/HKt8zm679brtggqr1
From the Main Office: Mark your calendar for some important upcoming dates! Monday, September 2 is a day off of school for Labor Day. Friday, September 14 is a half day of school for professional development and the Fall Festival. Monday, September 17 is a full day off of school for faculty and staff to prepare for the Diocesan Assembly. Wednesday, September 19 is our all school Open House from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Diocesan Assembly is on Saturday, September 22nd.
From the Advancement Office: Celebrate, Commemorate, Participate! This year we are excited to celebrate the 50thAnniversary of Lumen Christi Catholic School. As we commemorate this significant milestone, we hope you will participate with us this year.
We hope you will join us for a special 50thAnniversary Homecoming celebration on Friday, September 28. You can help us cheer on our back to back state champion football team against Hastings at 7pm. Following the game, we will continue to celebrate as a community at Buffalo Wild Wings in Jackson. Cheer on the team as they arrive at Buffalo Wild Wings. Enjoy food and drink specials while socializing with fellow Titans. We’ll have LC giveaways and more. You don’t want to miss it!
From the Main Office: All 7th & 9th Gd students will have their vision screened by the Health Dept. on Thurs., Sept. 6. If your student wears contacts or glasses, please have them bring those to the screen on Sept. 6.
From Cafeteria: If you participated in the Free and Reduced Meal Program last year, please remember that every family must submit a new application each year! Last year’s applications will expire on October 5, 2018. Your student meal prices will revert to full pay status without a new application after that date. Please complete a new application by going to LunchApp.com. Your application will automatically be sent to Linda Leigh’s computer for her to process. Please see the attached document to determine eligibility. We recommend that every family receiving tuition assistance check to see if they are eligible for free or reduced lunch so that we can even better serve your family.
From Mrs. Leigh: We are looking for help! We need 2 parent volunteers each day of the week Monday – Friday to help us serve lunch to our amazing students. The times are approximately 11:20 – 12:20 M, W, Th, F, and 12:00 – 1:00 Tuesday. Please e-mail Linda Leigh at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help!
From the Deans: As we begin the year, we want to remind everyone of Owed Time and Detention expectations.
We have merged two lists so that there is a single discpline list, posted outside the cafeteria (on the school culture board), as well as on Mrs. Mijal’s door and Mr. Neville’s door. Mrs. Mijal will be supervising grades 9-12 owed times this year, and Pat will supervise grades 7-8 owed times. These will always be served on Wednesdays, during lunch for grades 9-12, and recess for grades 7-8. Grades 9-12 students will NOT be permitted to first stop in the cafeteria for hot lunch. They must bring cold lunch, if they plan to eat. Grades 7-8 students will be eating in the cafeteria, during their normal lunch time, as they serve during recess.
Detentions/Demerits will always be held on Thursdays. They will be offered before school at 7:15a-7:45a, and after school at 3:10p-3:40p. These will be in Rm #152, and will be supervised by the Deans. If a student receives a detention, they choose one of the two times offered. If they have a demerit, they serve both.
Students and parents should receive an e-mail if a student receives an Owed Time or Detention. Please let us know if our system isn’t working so you can receive one right away!
From the Library: While our library computer lab is available to all (grades 7 – 12) students before and after school for the purpose of doing research and/or typing assignments and papers for our classes, we need to be mindful of student responsibility and time management. Part of being a success in life is the ability to organize our “jobs” and assigning priorities to accomplish the goal. As such we will be enacting the following printing policy for all papers and assignments beginning immediately:
- Research, typing, and printing may be done before & after school or during the day with permission from your teacher and/or the librarian—other classes scheduled into the computer lab take priority over individual students—up to and including the day before paper/assignment/project is due
- No one will be allowed to use the lab on the day your paper/assignment/project is due – if you have no option for printing outside of school you may bring your paper on a flash drive or share it with Mrs. Lienhart via Google Docs and she will print it for you
From Mrs. Kristovic: Tuesday, September 3rd will be the only day for students to request seminar changes. Students who wish to request a change should report to the library at the beginning of lunch to make their request. Generally, only students who filled out the form correctly will be permitted to switch. Please also note that you can now view students’ seminar assignments day by day in PowerSchool! We hope this helps you plan with your students!
From Mr. Havlicek: All Seniors and Senior Parents: Each senior, in their myjacs.org email account, has received the updated Senior College Planning Packet with all the important dates and information. Please take a moment to go through this information and feel free to email Mr. H (email@example.com) with any questions you have concerning the packet or final year of the planning process.
College 101 Night for Parents and Students: Sept. 26th, 6-8pm in the LC Library.
From Mrs. Kuhl: Students interested in helping with the Interfaith Shelter Project are welcome to attend the meeting during first lunch on Thursday 9/6 in 128.
Students interested in learning about ASL (American Sign Language) and perhaps do not have room in their schedule, Handspeak will meet Fridays at first lunch in 128, beginning with 9/7.
From Sarah Wilhelm, MS, AT, ATC: When you take your student athlete to the doctor for a potential injury, please make sure they return with a doctors note that indicates the injury diagnosis, if they are able to participate, and if there are any special considerations (ie no contact, must wear a brace). Thank you for your help keeping our students safe!
From Sarah Wilhelm, MS, AT, ATC: Parents, you may have noticed a few new faces in the athletic training realm this fall. Grace Langley (10th) will be shadowing and helping me on the sidelines as well as Jenna Beer, a senior athletic training student from Albion College. The AT program at Albion includes experiences at different sites to see how being an athletic trainer can differ when at a high school compared to a college. While she learns and applies her learning here, I will still have final say when it comes to athletic training care for your student athletes. The care for all LC athletes will continue to be my main priority and I’m excited to share my love for the profession with those who are currently or are thinking about pursuing it as well.
From Mr. Marcero: There is still time to join our men’s and women’s vocal groups, grades 7-12! We meet once a week on Wednesdays–Women’s choir is 3:15-4:15, Men’s choir is 4:15-5. The A Cappella group has rehearsal from 5-6 on Wednesdays, but is only for grades 9-12. We will perform at each choir concert, the first being October 24th. Please email Mr. Marcero at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
From Mr. Simmons: We will be creating a First Robotics Team for our middle school.
We are looking for adults and high school students would like to be mentors and help our middle school boys and girls take on this exciting challenge.
If you are interested in joining the team or mentoring please contact Mr. Simmons at email@example.com
There will be an day long event September 8th at Jackson College with demonstrations of robots, teams, engineering, programming and more.
Next Week in Sports:
- 7th MS Football @ Northwest 4:30pm
- 8th MS Football @ Northwest 6:15pm
- Boys Tennis @ Father Gabriel Richard 4:30pm
- JV/Varsity Volleyball @ Pennfield 5:30/6:45pm
- JV Football Home vs. Coldwater 6:30pm
- MS Volleyball @ Northwest 4:30pm
- Varsity Football @ Coldwater 7pm
- Girls Golf @ Marshall 9:30 am (Will miss school day)
- Boys Tennis @ Lansing Catholic 8am
- Boys Soccer Tournament @ Williamston 9 am
- Varsity Cross Country @ Averil 9am
- Girls Swimming @ Mason 9am
- Varsity Volleyball Home Tournament 8 am
- (LC,Calhous Christian,Adrian,Napoleon,Michigan Center,Three Rivers,Springport,and Jackson)
- From Sarah Wilhelm: Student shout out to Tyler Penn and Grace Langley for all their help with a busy day in the athletic training realm Thursday.
- From Mr. Cole: Shout out to Noah Anastasiadis, John McGilvra, and Alexis Childs for getting the most German practice in this week on their Duolingo apps.
- From Mrs. Lefere: Shout out to Nick Thomas. I witnessed him helping an underclassman with patience and kindness learn how to do something correctly. Way to be the Light Nick!!!!
- From Mrs. Lienhart: A shout out to Rafael Golden and Luke Smith for coming to my aid when I needed to get a piece of furniture moved into the drama storage. They were willing and gracious about helping.