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Faith is the Center of Everything We Do

Dear Families,

Our faith is the center of everything we do.  From mass for athletic teams in the chapel, to heartfelt prayers to start class, to our faithful and talented Theology department, the Light of Christ shines through.

In the past few weeks, our students have initiated faith celebrations to deepen the faith of our community.  Students from Campus Ministry have hosted a lunchtime prayer service for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting; “Mary and Milkshakes”, an October celebration of the month of Mary with the rosary and a fun treat in the evening; and just yesterday, “Souls and Subway”, a lunchtime celebration honoring our departed loved ones and followed by lunch in the library.

It is my greatest blessing as an educator to see our students walking alongside each other in their faith journey.  With gentleness, humility, and grace, they call one another to come closer to Christ.  Because of it, we all shine brighter.

In the Light of Christ,

Mrs. Kristovic

Dual Enrollment for Semester 2

It is time to enroll for Dual Enrollment for Semester 2!  If you are interested in signing up for online dual enrollment with our partners at Spring Arbor University, please see the attached forms.  If you have questions, please write me at skristovic@myjacs.org.

If you are interested in attending a dual enrollment class at Lumen Christi taught by a Spring Arbor University professor for SAU credit and you have NOT yet signed up for that in your schedule, please let Mrs. Kristovic or Mrs. Fleming know by Tuesday.

We need at least 15 interested students in order to host the class. If you have questions or think you might be interested and are not sure, please see Mrs. Kristovic.

Parent Teach Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences this year will be on Thursday, November 16.  Based on your feedback from last year, we will be reincorporating the afternoon session.  Conferences will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. that day.  Like last year, your student(s) will earn a dress down day if you attend!  We look forward to seeing you then!

Announcements

From the Advancement Office

Although our Auction is nearly sold out, there are many opportunities to volunteer! Please visit the link to sign up in an area you can help. Your time and talents will help make our 43rd Annual Dinner & Auction an amazing event!

Sign up here!

From Mr. Havlicek

Seniors and Parents: Congrats to the 70% of seniors who have applied to their top choice colleges and universities! Financial Aid and Scholarship searches are in full swing now as well, and it is important that all students do two things: One, help their parents apply for FAFSA absolutely as soon as possible. College costs have risen, so each person’s case is evaluated; two, apply for all the scholarships you possibly can. Millions of dollars are out there waiting for students, and MANY links have been sent to the students’ @myjacs.org email accounts.

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.

From Mr. Shaughnessy

Your Grade 9 student will be taking the ACT Aspire series of tests on Wednesday, November 8 during the school day. Grade 10 will be taking the test on Thursday, November 9 during the school day. The ACT ASPIRE involves five tests in English, Math, Reading, Writing, and Science and helps us prepare students for the ACT.  Please make sure your student gets a good night sleep, eats a great breakfast, and is here on time.

From the Library

A reminder to all 9-12 graders it is much easier to get ahead on your book tests than to have to catch up.  The 9-12 Book List is here or you can find the other reading lists on the library media center page.

Each grade level is required to read and pass 5 book tests per year.

As we have started our 2nd Quarter we have now begun to collect fines for overdue books.  Each student  with an overdue book received an email that informed them of this fine.  Please ask your student if they have any overdue books and you might look around your home as we still have a large quantity of books that were checked out over the summer that have not been returned.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the library.

From the Main Office

Today, Friday, November 3, every student in grades 10, 11, and 12 received a copy of their permanent record (transcript) with a worksheet on the reverse side to use for requesting changes/updates to their extracurricular activities, seminars, awards, etc.  This record update is to be returned to Home Base or the Main Office by Friday, November 10.

Please check with your student and encourage them to look over their extracurricular activities, seminars, awards, etc. and to get the necessary teacher/moderator signature to make any additions or changes to their Permanent Record!  Reminder:  Due to space limitations, athletic awards are listed only if they are in reference to academic achievement.

From Mrs. Manchester to Parents of 8th grade students

We are in need of five more chaperones to make our field trip to the Henry Ford Museum on November 21 a reality! A form asking for chaperones was sent home with your student. Please return this form or email Mrs. Mijal at rsoltis@myjacs.org if you can help. Thank you!

From Our Partners at St. Vincent De Paul Society

Please view the information on how you can volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul Society and contribute to our community.

From Mrs. Lefere to Parents of 9-12 Grades

ThanksLiving Project 2017 is Wed. Nov. 22, 2017  8:00 – 11:30 am

“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God”   Hebrews 13:16

Our annual ThanksLiving Project is quickly approaching.  This is the day that we send ALL students (grade 9-12) out into the community to do service projects.    Attached you will find an ‘opt out’ letter if you do NOT want your student to participate.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!  We need parent drivers/chaperones if this day is to be successful!  You have come through every year so far and we know you will help us this year.

Click here to sign up to be a parent driver/chaperone for this year’s ThanksLiving Project.

If you prefer to call school to volunteer, call 787-0630 and ask for ext. 457 (Nancy Lefere) or ext. 442 (Barb Leathead).

From Sarah Wilhelm to Winter Sports Athletes

Winter sport athletes. Make sure that you have a current physical on file with the athletic trainer, Sarah Wilhelm, before practice/tryouts start. If it is not on file, you will not be able to participate.

How to get a physical form:

Please feel free to contact Sarah swilhelm@myjacs.org to confirm if your physical is in.

From Mrs. Kristovic

Please use this form to let us know if there is something you would like more information about or a Terrific Titan you would like to shout out!

From HS Yearbook: Attention Seniors! Yearbook head shot photos are due on November 20, 2017. If you need details or a head shot taken, contact Anna Manchester at annamanchester@myjacs.org.

Next Week in Sports:

Saturday – November 4

Girls’ Cross Country and Gene Hendrickson at Cross Country State Meet at MIS.  Go Titans!

Monday – November 6

7th Grade Boys’ Basketball at Home 4:30 p.m.

8th Grade Boys’ Basketball at Marshall 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday – November 7

If Girls’ Volleyball wins the District tonight at Concord, they will play at Vandercook Lake.  Regional Time to be determined.

Wednesday – November 8

7th Grade Boys’ Basketball at Home 4:30 p.m.

8th Grade Boys’ Basketball at Hastings

Thursday – November 9

No events

Friday – November 10

If football wins the District, they will play in the regional game at Watervliet or at home vs. Delton Kellogg, based on tonight’s results.

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