Principal’s Weekly Message

Weekly message from Principal Stephanie Kristovic:

Kristovic

CORE VALUES

Living Faith| Achieve Excellence| Develop Character| Be Warm and Welcoming| Promote Teamwork

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

As the year comes to a close, it is a time for celebrations and good-byes.  This year, we are saying “good-bye” to some very special members of our faculty.

Nancy Lefere, Barb Leathead, Jeff Wilkins, and Jerry Reis will be retiring, after more than 130 combined years at Lumen Christi. Their contributions to generations of Titans have been tremendous.  The love, rigor, and “extra” they gave every single day will be remembered by thousands of graduates for decades to come. We are so excited for them to enjoy a well-earned retirement, and know that you will continue see their faces shining the Light of Christ in our Lumen Christi community!

In addition, Mary Glomski (Social Studies) and Beth Wagner (English) will be moving on to new opportunities.  We are grateful for their service and wish them the best of luck in their next steps!

We have already filled several positions and will look forward to introducing you to our new staff members in the fall!

Please join us in celebrating and thanking ALL of our staff and faculty who have worked hard to love, support, and challenge the students of Lumen Christi this year.  We are blessed to have them all!

In the Light of Christ,

Mrs. Kristovic

ANNOUNCEMENTS

From the Main Office!  Mark your calendars!

Monday, June 3 – End of Year Honors Assembly for Grades 9 – 11 in Fieldhouse, 8:15 a.m.

Tuesday, June 4 – End of Year Honors Assembly for Grades 7-8, 10:30 a.m. (note: this is a time change from the calendar)

Tuesday, June 4 – 1/2 Day for Grades 7-8 (dismissal following the Honors Assembly), 7-8 Last Day

Tuesday, June 4 – 8th Grade Advancement Mass at 7:00 p.m. at Fatima

Wednesday, June 5 – Friday, June 7 – Exam Schedule Grades 9-11

From Mrs. Kuhl: The LC Interfaith Shelter Project will be again accepting fresh fruit for Monday’s dinner meal. We continue to serve all summer! Anyone interested in signing up for summer service at the Shelter, see Mrs.Kuhl in128.

From Mrs. Garred:All 9th Gd students have met with Mrs. Garred, and created a login to a new system we’re launching next year, called Naviance.  They were able to login and complete a personality assessment, called “Strengths Explorer”, which provided them with a list of the top three strength areas in their personality.  They then went in and looked at possible broad career areas that matched their personality strengths.  Ask your student to login at Naviance.com (under “students and families”) and show you their results!

From Mr. Havlicek: 

Seniors and Parents: Transcripts have been submitted this week for all Seniors attending college. Both NCAA and NAIA Clearinghouses have been submitted to as well. Please let Mr. H know if you have any questions, or if there are any glitches with the Admissions Offices at the schools the students are attending.

Juniors and Parents: The 2019-2020 College Planning Informational guide is attached. Please let Mr. H know if you have any questions or concerns as we enter the summer months as college application preparation begins. 2019-20 College Planning Activities.docx

From Mr. Marcero: Consider joining our Lumen Christi Community Choir this summer! It will be on Wednesdays from 1:30-3 pm starting June 19th. The performance will be on August 7th. Cost is $40 and includes music, rehearsals, and performance. Email me at jmarcero@myjacs.org if you are interested!

From the Library:  The library will be open Wednesday mornings from 8 a.m. to Noon for book tests this summer.  All students in grades 9 – 12 are required to read and successfully pass five (5) book tests per school year.  (Freshman 5, Sophomore 5 + 5 = 10, Junior 10 + 5 = 15, and Senior 15 + 5 = 20 before graduation)  As per our Community Guidebook “Students must be ‘caught up’ on their book lists to progress to the next grade each year…”   Watch our Lumen social media for any changes in the schedule for the library.

From the Registrar: Dual Enrollment is a great way to earn college credit while in high school. The State of Michigan provides funding for approved students in Dual Enrollment courses.

Spring Arbor University is accepting applications for dual enrollment courses for the Fall Term.  Juniors and Seniors considering dual enrollment should apply for courses beginning now.  The application deadline is August 15th, but courses do fill up.  Additional information and a suggested list of courses for dual enrolling students is available from Mr. Havlicek or Ms. Fleming. Students may also enroll with Jackson College and Baker College. Applications and information are available on the College’s websites.

From Titan Time:  Friday, May 31, was the last day of Titan Time for the school year.  Please make sure students are picked up immediately after school or in an extra-curricular or practice next week.

From Main Office: This year’s exam schedule for grades 9 – 11:

Monday – Full Day of School

— 9-11 Awards Assembly in the a.m.

Tuesday – Full Day of School 9 – 11

P1 Exam in P1

See Above adjusted Bells

Wednesday –

Report 7:55 am

P2 Exam – 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

5 minute passing

P3  Exam 9:05 – 10:05

Announcements

Students release at 10:10

All discipline served after school this day.

Thursday —

Report 7:55 am

P4  Exam – 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

5 minute passing

P7 Exam 9:05 – 10:05

Announcements

Students release at 10:10

Friday —

Report 7:55 am

P8  Exam – 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

5 minute passing

P9 Exam 9:05 – 10:05

Announcements

Students release at 10:10

Students must report for all exams.

From Dr. McClure, Enrollment Coordinator: 

Rose Parade – Let’s show our School Spirit!

And earn Service Hours!

Students and families are invited to march behind the Lumen Christi Band in the

Rose Parade to show support for Jackson Catholic Schools.

Marchers can wear any LC attire.

Sunday, June 2nd.  The parade starts promptly at 1pm.

Click below for details.

https://forms.gle/zjX2imBDr59KUaRo9

From the Main Office: 

Used Uniform Drop off Days

Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7 from 10:10 am – 11:00 a

Used Uniform Sale and Educational Outfitter Fit and Order Day

Tuesday, June 11  – from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Used Uniform drop off, you will be asked to complete a Used Uniform Collection Form and list each item you are submitting for the sale.  You will also be asked to complete a self-addressed envelope.  Once you have completed the form, and the envelope – you are done!

We will review your items, and ready them for the sale.  You will receive a copy of the Used Uniform Collection Form with the mailing of your student’s year-end report card.  Any item that is not in good condition for the sale will be set aside for your pick-up in the Main Office until Thursday, June 20.  After June 20 the item(s) will be donated.

Accepted Items:

All items must be washed and in good condition to be accepted.  Please review your items carefully. We will not accept items that are “grey” white or that have holes, tears, ink marks, stains,  bleach marks, or that are missing buttons.

All items will be offered for sale at the following prices:

$15 Items:

· Plaid uniform skirts

· Chi Rho Sweaters & Sweater Vests

$10 Items:

· Green or Black quarter zips with the Chi Rho Logo

· Uniform Button-Downs with Chi Rho Logo

· Uniform Pants

$5 Items:

· Uniform Polo Shirts (long or short sleeved)

· Uniform Tie

Used Uniform Sale/Educational Outfitter Fit and Order Day

Tuesday, June 11  – from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Doors will not open until 5 pm.  At the Used Uniform Sale, we will only accept cash and checks.  Credit/Debit cards will not be accepted.  The Purchaser of used uniform items will pay $2 handling fee for each item purchased, remitted to Lumen Christi to offset the cost of hosting the sale (Handling fee ceiling is $10 with – 5 items purchased).

Any items not sold at the Used Uniform Sale on Tuesday, June 11 will be offered for sale at Packet Pick-Up on Tuesday, August 7. We will notify you of any unsold items the first week of September.  Unsold items will be held available for pick-up until Friday, September 20, at which point they will be donated to the school.  Student/Parent understands Cash will be mailed at the address provided above after September 20 for any items sold.

Also – Any items that will not be sold due to poor condition will be held until June 20 for pick-up.  Parents will be notified of the items that will not be included with the EOY Report card mailing.

From the Fan Shop: Big news from the FAN SHOP! From today until the end of the school year (June 7) the ENTIRE Fan Shop is 10% off–AND if you are alumni you will receive an additional 10% (includes graduates of 2019).

Stop in anytime during the school day from 10:30am-3pm to browse and redeem your discount!

From Herr Cole: There is an opportunity for a Germany and Austria Tour for LC students and parents, open to students who will be over 16 with an authorized adult. Tentative travel date: End of June 2020

Featuring: Munich, the Alps, Salzburg, Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest, German castles, Austrian salt mines, Dachau

Host, guide, and translator: Herr Ross, long time German teacher

Includes transatlantic airfare, all train transportation in Europe, accomodations, breakfast daily, all entrances, all guiding and translating

Approximate cost per traveler $2850

If your child has any interest in participating, please e-mail Mike Ross or Herr Cole at the address below, subject line “LC German trip”. We will be scheduling a parent night with more information in the next month as well as fundraiser options.

Contact: Mike Ross mike@mikerosstravel.com

Alexis Child’s mom Kara.Secord@gmail.com

Herr Cole: rcole@myjacs.org

From the Athletic Department: Lumen Christi will be hosting sports physicals on June 19th from 1-5p. The cost is $5 and all profits will go directly into Lumen Christi’s sports medicine. The form must be completed with all signatures and medical history beforehand. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah, the athletic trainer, or the ADs.

From the Swim Team:

June 17-27 and July 8- Aug. 8

Mon. Swim skills and conditioning 7-8:45 @MSP   Lift/Dryland 2-3:30 @JHS

Tues. Water Polo conditioning and instruction

7-8:45 @MSP

Wed. Lift/ Dryland 7-8:30 @JHS

Thurs. Swim skills and conditioning 7-8:45 @MSP

Next Weeks in Sports:

Congratulations to our Girls Soccer team who claims their 17th district title.

Also, Congratulations to our players of the month, Stephanie Scarpino (softball) and Jacob Clark (baseball).

Monday June 3rd

  • No Competitions

Tuesday June 4th

  • Varsity Womens Soccer, Regional semi final, 7 pm @ Portage Northern Vs. winner of Kalamazoo Christian and Schoolcraft

Wednesday June 5th

  • No competitions

Thursday June 6th

  • No Competitions

Friday June 7th

(Pending Tuesdays result)

  • Varsity Womens Soccer, Regional semi final, 6:30 pm @ Portage Northern Vs. TBD
  • Varsity Boys Golf, State Finals, at “The Meadows” located at GVSU, 9 am start

Saturday June 8th

  • Varsity Boys Golf, State Finals, at “The Meadows” located at GVSU, 9 am start