Principal’s Weekly Message

Weekly message from Principal Stephanie KristovicKristovic

CORE VALUES

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

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Families,

Today, our 9th-12th graders celebrated the season of Advent in their monthly Friday All School Faith event.

Led by a team of seniors, who organized, planned, and wrote every element of the service, students reflected on the meaning of the Advent candles: hope, peace, joy, and love.

The greatest gift we can give this holiday season is building hope, peace, joy, and love in those around us.  In small ways, we can show each person we encounter the face of Christ. Through this, we truly celebrate Christmas by bringing Christ in to someone’s world, through our actions.

In the words of our seniors: We celebrate because He makes this the most wonderful time of the year.  Because of His birth, we are redeemed (Galatians 4:4-6). Because of His birth, we can be called Children of God (John 1:12).  Because of His birth, there is hope for the world (1 Peter 1:3).

Merry Christmas!

In the Light of Christ,

Mrs. Kristovic

ANNOUNCEMENTS

From Mrs. Kristovic: Due to the holiday, there will be no parent/student newsletter next Friday.  You will receive a newsletter before you return to school in January to prepare for the new year!

From Maintenance:  We will be doing some cleaning over break!  Students, if you have any signs or celebrations on your locker you would like to keep, please remove them before you leave for break. We will be cleaning off lockers over break and will remove anything that is left on at the break!

From Mrs. Kristovic: The time for Q3 seminar sign up for 9-12 is here!  Please make sure to be signed up by Friday, December 21.  https://goo.gl/forms/cgNkjdRv4sqTw8Mb2

Q3 Seminar Catalog Final.docx

From the Main Office:  Enrollment is now open for the 2019 – 2020 school year. ALL Families attending Jackson Catholic Schools must enroll online. Each family is required to pay a yearly Family Enrollment Fee 0f $55.

To ENROLL your family, visit. www.jcslumenchristi.org and look for the Quick Links, located at the top of the home page. Click on FACTS Enrollment and you will be connected to FACTS to complete the enrollment AND important forms for your student. You will also pay your enrollment fee here and choose your tuition payment preference.  To apply for Tuition Assistance – please complete the FACTS Enrollment and then to Quick Links and complete the Tuition Assistance Application. For tuition assistance consideration, application must meet the deadline of March 1, 2019 for both school and Diocesan assistance.

From the Main Office: The Main Office will close Friday, December 21 at Noon.  Our regular hours will resume on Monday, January 7, 2019.

From MS and HS Student Councils:  This Monday will be a celebratory dress down day for Christmas!  Please find the guidelines below. The MS will also include a contest for “Ugly Sweater”. The rest of the week will be in full uniform!

*Jeans/khakis/dress pants, can be regular color or also we encourage red, greed, white

*NO athletic pants, sweats, leggings, ripped clothing

*Christmas themed shirts of any appropriate nature (as usual, no tanks or strapless, etc)

*Any green, red, white shirts/sweaters/tops acceptable

From the Theology Department: The MAN Event – what a great Christmas present.  Treat all the men in your life with their ticket to learn how to “wear the armor of God” (Eph 6:10-18), all while savoring a delicious pig roast.  The Diocese of Lansing’s Men’s Conference is Saturday, February 23. It is local, being held at Our Lady of Fatima in Michigan Center. Keynote presenter deacon Harold Burke-Sivers (the Dynamic Deacon) is absolutely a “don’t miss”.  See www.themanevent.org for more info.

From Mr. Anderson: Parents of Students going on the March for Life: There will be an informational meeting for parents of students attending the March for Life this year on Wednesday, January 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the library. At this meeting, parents will receive information on hotel arrangements, travel times, and behavior expectations for students. Please plan to attend. If you cannot make it, please contact Mr. Anderson at manderson@myjacs.org.

From Mr. Havlicek:

Juniors and Parents: Each Junior student has received, in their myjacs.org account, the Junior College Planning Packet that is full of great information as these student begin the collegiate process. Whether a student is going to a 2-year or 4-year school, or they are joining the military or entering the workforce, it is important they are able to consider all their potential outcomes. Once parents and students have worked through the pages of the packet, each Junior is encouraged to set up a meeting with Mr. H to discuss these future plans.

Grades 7-11: The ACT Workshop is Saturday, January 12th, from 8am-1pm in the LC Library. Cost is $30. See the attached flyer to register, or see the flyer that was sent to your child’s myjacs.org account.

From Mrs. Fleming:

Apply Now for Semester 2 Dual Enrollment Courses

Spring Arbor University is accepting applications for dual enrollment courses for the Spring semester (Jan. 30 – May 17).  Juniors and Seniors considering dual enrollment should apply for courses for next semester now. The application deadline is Jan. 15th, but courses do fill up.  A suggested list of courses for dual enrolling students is available from Mr. Havlicek or Ms. Fleming.

Semester 2 course change requests

Our time period for students to request possible Semester 2 schedule changes is Dec 10th to January 18th.

Forms for submitting change requests are located in the Main Office and the Registrar’s office door. Student’s second semester schedules can be viewed from the PowersSchool portal, My Schedule icon, click on the Matrix View tab.

A $20 processing fee is charged for course changes after the Packet Pick Up day. Attach a check made to Lumen Christi on the course change request form. The fee covers the purchase of additional text or app licensing that may result from the course changes. In cases where course changes cannot be made, your check will be returned to you.

Return the completed form with attached check to the Main Office. Changes in elective courses may be requested but not changes to different periods or teachers.

Shout out: To over 25 Seniors who have turned in service hours above and beyond the graduation requirement of 60 hours. Special recognition to Alicia Schneider, Hailey Wildenhaus, Brock Fitzpatrick, and Patrick Lucas for donating over 100 service hours.

From Jackson Catholic Schools and Elaine Crosby: We need volunteers to sell Great 50/50 raffle tickets after Masses during the weekends of December and January. This is an easy job that takes approximately 15 minutes after Mass. The Great 50/50 helps all of the Jackson Catholic Schools. I hope that you will take the time to support this by either selling tickets, buying tickets, or both!

Here are the links to sign up, you will receive an email from the principal letting you know what you are to do.

St. Johns:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a4eafa92ea13-50501

Queens:    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4cabac2da5fc1-selling

To buy tickets online:  Go to Quick links out the Lumen Christi website

We hope that you can help us out. We have a goal of selling 1800 tickets this year!

From Advancement:  Please join us for our annual Fan Shop Christmas Sale next Friday, December 14th! Our sale will run from noon-6pm. Gift wrapping and lots of new underarmour and gift items! See you at the sale!

From the Instructional Leaders: MS Quarterly Assessments and HS Semester exams are coming soon!  Please find the schedule below for daily tests. This year, the MS will be following the HS exam schedule and taking their QAs by period rather than by subject.  This will help ease our 8th grade advancement program as 80% of 8th graders are taking at least one HS class.

9th – 12th graders will be dismissed at 10:15 a.m. on December 19, 20, and 21 for independent study.  Because 7th and 8th graders are not fully ready for independent study, they will have full days of school on the 19th and 20th so that structured review and study can happen during the school day.  The 21st will continue as a scheduled half day for MS with a Christmas program following the final exam)

Dec. 18: P 1 (Full day of School)

Dec. 19: P 2, 3 (10:15 release for HS; full day for MS)

Dec. 20: P 4, 7 (10:15 release; full day for MS)

Dec. 21: P 8, 9 (10:15 release; 11:30 release for MS)

From Mrs. Lienhart: The Lost and Found bin in the library is overflowing with lots of LCCS Uniforms!  All items will be donated at during Christmas break to St. Vincent. Be sure to check if your student is missing something.

From the Main Office:   The week of December 10 through December 14 we will be updating student records in grades 10, 11, 12.  This is an annual process that is very important to assist us with accurate records. More importantly, a transcript tells others about Lumen Christi and our mission and values to engage our students to be their very best through living His Light in all that we do.  Students will receive the update in Religion class today December 7 and next week Monday, December 10 to accommodate those students attending Kairos. We ask students to review all information carefully.

Each student should update information as appropriate using the extracurricular worksheet as a guide.  Students should obtain the initials of a coach, club moderator, or faculty member to confirm each addition OR change they would like to make.  Additions or changes will not be made without a signature authorization.

Regardless of whether or not additions or changes have been made, we ask students to return all paperwork to the Main Office, no later than Monday, December 17, 2018.    

From Sarah Wilhelm: As the winter season kicks off, just a friendly reminder that if your student athlete does visit the doctor, please bring a note from the doctor on diagnosis and playing status.

From Mrs. Fleming: Spring Arbor University is accepting applications for dual enrollment courses for the Spring semester (Jan. 30 – May 17).  Juniors and Seniors considering dual enrollment should apply for courses for next semester now. The application deadline is Jan. 15th, but courses do fill up.  A suggested list of courses for dual enrolling students is available from Mr. Havlicek or Ms. Fleming.

Parents of Juniors:  Juniors will be taking the ACT test on February 20th, 2019.  Please reserve this date on your calendars. Plan ahead and avoid making appointments for your student on this important date.

From MS Yearbook:

Parents of 7th& 8thgrade boys basketball players –  The 7th& 8thgrade yearbook staff is always looking for action photos of Titan 7th& 8thgrade sports.  If you take photos at any of these events and are willing to share them, we’d love to see them. You can submit your photos online to our Jostens site.

LOG ON TO: images.jostens.com

Enter the following Login ID:   410533809

  • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload, click on “Select My Images.”
  • Enter information about the photo and provide contact information incase the staff needs additional information.
  • Click “Upload Chosen Images.”

The yearbook staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content.  We cannot guarantee that all submissions will be used.

Boys basketball photos can be submitted until December 17th

Next Weeks in Sports:

Friday, December 14:

  • JV Womens Basketball Home V. Hastings, 4:30pm
  • Varsity Hockey Home V. Tri Valley, 6pm
  • Varsity Womens basketball Home V. Hastings, 6pm
  • MS Comp Cheer @ Michigan Center, 6pm
  • Varsity Boy Basketball Home V. Hastings, 7:30pm

Friday, December 15:

  • Varsity Hockey Home V. South Bend SJ, 5pm
  • Varsity Wrestling Sand Creek Holiday Tournament, 9am
  • Varsity Comp Cheer @ Onsted CCCAM tournament, TBD
  • Varsity Gymnastics Home (Jackson High) Jackson United Invitational, 7:30am

Friday, December 18:

  • Varsity Womens Basketball @ Vandercook Lake, 7pm
  • JV Womens Basketball @ Vandercook Lake, 5:30pm
  • JV Boys Basketball Home V. Milford, 5:30pm
  • Varsity Boys Swimming @ Lincoln Consolidated Schools, 6pm
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Home V. Milford, 7pm

Friday, December 19:

  • Varsity Wrestling tentative meet with Harper Creek, TBD
  • Varsity Comp Cheer @ Jonesville invite, TBD
  • MS Comp Cheer at Jonesville invite, TBD

Friday, December 20:

  • JV Boys Basketball Home V. Northwest, 7pm
  • JV Womens basketball @ NW, 7pm

Friday, December 21:

  • Varsity Hockey @ Big Rapids, 6pm (playing at Ferris State)
  • Varsity Womens Basketball @ NW, 6pm
  • Varsity Boys Basketball @ NW, 7:30pm

Terrific Titans:

  • From Mrs. Lefere: Shout out to Ian Moran and Joseph Barrett for understanding the true meaning of sportsmanship. Instead of sending a get well card to their competitor, Roger from Michigan Center who was in a serious car accident, they took the card up to the hospital to visit with him. You spread the Light!
  • From Mrs. Nowinski: Shout out to the Symphony Band and the Vocal Music Program for a fabulous Christmas concert! Our school is so blessed with such talented singers and musicians!
  • From Mr. Williams: Congratulations to Elisa Melville and Anna Doane who were members of the Michigan Jackson Rush U 17 Soccer team that won the National Title in Florida this past weekend over a California team 3-0!
  • From Mrs. Manchester: Shoutout to the student athletes who visited our local elementary schools this week with their football state championship trophy. Thank you for being amazing and the Light of Christ!