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,

With December upon us and snow finally on the ground, we are officially in the season of “giving”!

As parents, you give so much to your students and to Lumen Christi.  We know that it takes sacrifice to make the commitment to Catholic education, and today, we wanted to give you something in return — knowing the impact it makes on your student.

Today, we trained our Student Ambassadors for the year, students from grades 7-11 who will help lead future Titans.  At the end of the training, they reflected upon what makes Lumen Christi special:

I can come here and talk to any of the Deans or Mrs. Kristovic or anyone in the office and feel comfortable, and everyone here knows your name, and what sports you play, and something about you, and you just really know that they love us.

I like the teachers here, I like the sports, one thing I really like is that if I have question and ask a teacher or staff, they’ll answer me right away.

I really love that, not like other schools, we have faith and school at the same time.  We learn about God at the same time we learn about everything else.

I like how everyone connects with each other, even if the student doesn’t know you personally, we know each other’s names, and something about them, and says hi and makes you feel welcome.

I just really feel like it’s home.  We’ve been here since 8th grade now, and it really feels in the morning like we are leaving one home to go to another home.

I like how you walk around the halls, and you just know everyone’s name.

Everyone is so open, we’re just so loving of each other.  I can disagree with someone else, and it’s okay, because we have that relationship and we’re family.

I like how everyone wants you to succeed and if you have a problem, you can go to anyone and they will help you fix it.  They have higher expectations for grades and to do better and have a good future.

Thank you for the gift of your student and allowing us to be partners in their future.

In the Light of Christ,

Mrs. Kristovic

ANNOUNCEMENTS

From the Main Office:  Please find the tentative schedule for 7th and 8th grade Quarterly Assessments for Q2 and 9th – 12th grade Semester 1 exams below.  Please note that Monday, Dec. 18th and Tuesday, Dec. 19th are full school days for all students; Wed., Dec. 20th – Friday, Dec. 22nd are exam days for 9th – 12th with 10:10 dismissal; Wednesday, Dec. 20th and Thursday, Dec. 21st are full days for 7th and 8th and Friday, Dec. 22nd is a half day for 7th and 8th.  Please continue to look for more information about events and exams in the next few weeks.

Exam Days for HS:

19: P 1 (regular day)

20: P 2, 3 (10:10 release)

21: P 4, 7 (10:10 release)

22: P 8, 9 (10:10 release)

MS Regular Schedule with QAs

18: Social Studies and Religion

19: English and Reading

20: Math and Science

21: Elective

8th Grade Students Taking 9th Grade Classes will take the HS exam with their class; alternate arrangements will be made for supervision and coverage as needed.  We will meet with students Tuesday at lunch to review the schedule with them.

From the Titan Club: The next Titan Club meeting will be Wednesday December 13th at 7:30 PM in the Faculty Lounge. All are invited. Initial preparation for the February 3rd Draw Down has begun and we can certainly use volunteers to help out there as well ticket taking/50-50 selling for home basketball games this winter. If you have questions or would like to help, please contact Pat Coffman (President) at (517)513-2102, Becky Schneider (Treasurer) at (517)250-6512, or Jim Bearman (Vice President) (517)755-7502 for more information

From the Titan Fan Shop: Next Friday, December 15th is our Christmas Shopping SALE in the Fan Shop. The sale will run from 9am-6pm and includes; new items, items from the Spirit Wagon, gift wrapping, and treats. Come join us in spreading Christmas Cheer!

From Tight End Club: Pre-orders are now being taken for Lumen Christi Football Championship apparel and commemorative Christmas Bulbs. See attached forms to place your order. Orders dropped in the Fan Shop by Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 3:00pm are guaranteed by Christmas! Please email questions to km@advertisingsolutionstoday.com.

From Mr. Havlicek: Discover Scholarship Sweepstakes — Discover® Student Loans is giving away a total of $100,000 in scholarships to 40 individuals.  Students can enter to win a $2,500 Discover® Student Loans Scholarship Award.  Parents of eligible students can enter to win on behalf of their student. The next promotion period deadline to enter is December 31, 2017, with a drawing date of January 8, 2018.  Visit CollegeCovered.com for free and valuable planning and paying for college tips and resources including Scholarships Sweepstakes, Scholarship Search and related articles and videos.

From Mr. Reis: We have a head coaching position available in Girls’ Softball.   Please help us find our next great leader and mentor for our young ladies!

Requirements:

Experience in coaching high school sports, preferably in girls softball

Available for afternoon practice and games

plus available for away bus trips

Available for some field preparation for home games

MHSAA Requirements:

Coaching Course – Level 1

CPR Certified

Complete On-line Rules Meeting for softball

Please send Jerry Reis a letter of interest with credentials to  jreis@myjacs.org

From our family at St. Mary’s, Star of the Sea: There is an Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration this Sunday, December 10.  This is an annual event.  The event kicks off with a procession from St. Mary’s to St. Stan’s at 11:00 a.m., followed by Mass and a celebration with food and dancing.  All are welcome!

From the Choir:  DATE NIGHT! Go out for dinner, a movie, and maybe some Christmas shopping while we watch your kids!

All proceeds go towards NYC Carnegie Hall Trip for the LC Vocal Program.  BabysittingGiftwrappingFundraiser.pdf

  • $25 per kid for four hours, 6-10 pm on Fridays December 8th and 22nd, or Sunday December 17th from 2-6 pm.
  • Pickup and drop off happens in the back lot. There will be a check-in and check-out in the cafetorium.
  • Included, pizza, water, and choice of caffeine free beverage or lemonade.
  • Movies, board games, music and dancing activities.
  • Gift wrapping available in the library, cost will be free-will donation.

From Sarah Wilhelm, Athletic Trainer: With a new sports season, just a friendly reminder that when your student athlete goes to the doctor due to an injury, I will need a doctor’s note following the visit with recommendations and ultimately when they are cleared to return to activity. A good rule of thumb to remember is that I’m all for having more information than not enough. This way I can care for your student in the best way possible.

From Mr. Havlicek: 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. Attached you will find a form to be used for the registration. ACT_Registration_Flyer-2.pdf

From Mr. Havlicek: Parents of Juniors: Right before Christmas Break, all Juniors will be receiving the JUNIOR PLANNING PACKET for COLLEGE in their myjacs.org email account. This important piece of information to help them begin the College Planning Process will be used during their initial college meeting with Mr. H, held between January and the end of March (Spring Break). It is very important that students and parents are able to look through and work through the packet together BEFORE the meeting so they can be best helped for identifying a direction for college. Email Mr. Havlicek (dhavlicek@myjacs.org) with any questions.

Next Week in Sports:

Saturday – December 9th

Hockey at Mr. Pleasant Tournament – Time = TBD

Wrestling at JAWS at Parkside MS

Cheer at CCCAM Invite at Northwest HS =9:00 AM

Monday – December 11th

Boys 7th Grade Basketball at Dillion Center v. Western = 4:30 pm

8th Grade Boys Basketball at Western = 4:30 pm

Tuesday – December 12th

Girls JV  7 Varsity Basketball at Jackson = 5:30 pm/7:00 pm

Boys 9th/JV/V Basketball hosts Jackson 4:00/5:30/7:00 pm

Wednesday – December 13th

7th Grade Boys Basketball hosts Coldwater 4:30 pm

8th Grade Boys Basketball at Coldwater at 4:40 pm

Gymnastics hosts Western at Hunt Gymnastics Facility at 6:00 PM

Wrestling at Harper Creek at 6:00 PM

Thursday – December 14th

Boys  9th and JV Basketball at Northwest at 5:30/7:00 pm

Friday – December 15th

Girls JV and Varsity Basketball and Boys Varsity Basketball hosts Northwest at 4:30/6:00/7:30 pm

Hockey hosts Tri-Valley at 6:00 pm

Saturday – December 16th

Lumen Christi Gymnastics Invite at 8:00 am at Hunt Gymnastics Facility

Wrestling at Sand Creek Invite at 9:00 am

Hockey at Capital Area Patriots at 8:30 pm at Suburban

TERRIFIC TITANS!

  • From Mrs. Flynn: To Ximenes Willis for choosing to be a leader and guiding another student toward success in the classroom.