Weekly message from Principal Stephanie Kristovic:
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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
This past week, on Palm Sunday, we were reminded of the sacrifices of Christ and his suffering in the Gospel.
At the same time, hope shines from the cross. When a criminal hanging to one side of Jesus exclaims “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us” he is admonished by the man on the other side of Christ: “We have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal.” Then, hope shines. The man cries “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus’ response: “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in the Paradise.”
Even at that very last moment, on the cross, having committed a crime, as soon as the man opened his heart to Christ and asked for forgiveness, he was invited in to the Kingdom of Heaven.
Christ is always, always, waiting for all of us. He is always ready to invite us into the Kingdom of Heaven. He is always ready to help us with our crosses, our burdens, our crimes, and our laments. Christ is right there, waiting.
All we have to do is ask.
Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter season.
In the Light of Christ,
From the Main Office! Mark your calendars!
Thursday, April 18 – 1/2 Day – Holy Thursday
Friday, April 19 – No School – Good Friday
Monday, April 22 – No School – Easter Monday, Bishop’s Day Off Gift to Lumen Christi
Tuesday, April 30 – ACT Learning Event for 11th Grade Students and Parents @ 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 2 – Possible Day Off for Raffle Goal of $120,000
Friday, May 3 – Possible Day Off for Raffle Goal of $90,000
Friday, May 3 – Prom for 11th and 12th
From the Titan Club: The Titan Scrap Metal Drive is coming up on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday April 28th. Bring your items to the backside of Lumen Christi near the Bus Cage.
Saturday 8-4pm and Sunday 10-4pm
The Spring Raffle is off to a great start!
Next week we will award prizes on Wednesday and Friday and look forward to a GREAT
turn in day on Tuesday after the long weekend.!!!
We will not be selling Spring Raffle tickets this weekend at Masses, but there are still opportunities
to sign up to sell the weekend of April 26th. Click the link to sign up:
From Mrs. Miller: The Jackson Area art show will be up at the Jackson Crossing from Monday, April 22 until Sunday, May 5th. Artwork from students in Jackson will be on display throughout the mall. Look for our Lumen Christi display outside of the Secretary of State office (Sears wing) along with artwork from our other Jackson Catholic Schools.
From Mr. Havlicek: As you think ahead to creating a competitive resume for college and career, consider this great summer opportunity at Henry Ford Allegiance. Information attached. 2019 HF Summer Youth Volunteer Application.doc
From 8th Grade Faculty: Wednesday, April 24 will be our annual 8th grade retreat. Please make sure to return your signed permission slip and $5 fee by Tuesday, Wednesday 23. Please consult the permission slip for more details on the event, and join us in praying for our 8th graders for their day of reflection!
From the Junior Class:Prom Tickets will be for sale beginning on Tuesday, April 23 in the commons during lunch time. They are $25.00 per person or $45.00 for a couple. The attached Dress Code Acknowledgement form must be signed by the student and their parent before any tickets can be purchased. Remember any guests that are not Lumen students a guest form must be filled out as well. Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Lienhart in the library at extension 256. Dress Code Acknowledge form (1).docx
From the Registrar:
Is your student on track for completing their Service Hours for the current year? Service Hours totals were reported on Quarter 3 report cards and are visible on your PowerSchool portal account through a web browser (not the mobile app). Students should be checking school announcements and student email for service opportunities. Seniors that do not meet the Service hours requirement for graduation are not eligible for Privilege Days.
ACT ASPIRE Testing
9th Grade, Wednesday, April 24th
10th Grade, Thursday, April 25th
The ACT Aspire tests provide students information on their projected ACT college readiness score. By taking the Aspire test students gain feedback on areas to strengthen before their Junior year ACT test.
This is a very important part of their academic growth and we want to ensure a successful experience for all of our students. Your cooperation will help us to achieve that goal. Here are some guidelines:
Students will need their TI 83 or TI 84 calculators, and Number 2 pencils.
Cell phones, iWatches, iPads or other internet devices are prohibited. Leave them in your car- do not bring them into the testing room.
Get a good night’s sleep the night before.
Eat a good breakfast to start the day.
Be in uniform with student ID cards for the testing day.
Bring your Quarter zip or dress code appropriate sweatshirt
Report directly to the Auxiliary Gym by 7:55
Bring your pencils and calculator
From Yearbook: April 30th is the deadline to guarantee a yearbook order for 2018-2019. The cost is $65. Order online at yearbookforever.com, or pay by cash or check to Mr. Cole. Make checks payable to “Lumen Christi”. Contact Mr. Cole with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Mrs. Kristovic: On Tuesday, April 30, we will be offering an ACT Learning Event for students and parents at 5:30 p.m. in the library. This event will allow parents and students to look at growth over time, discuss how to interpret a student’s score, and present options for continued learning. This event is for 11th grade parents and students.
From the Cafeteria:
Senior Lunch Balances: All Senior student lunch accounts must be paid in full by Friday, May 10, 2019. Senior students who will be purchasing lunch the last couple of full days before exams may pay with a positively funded lunch account (that is, enough to cover the cost of the food they are purchasing) or, in cash. Senior students will not be allowed to go negative after May 10, 2019. The Cafeteria will coordinate with the Business Office regarding any remaining lunch account funds.
Checking Your Student’s Lunch Account Balance: Parents can choose to sign up to monitor their student(s) lunch account balances in the following way: Get on Lumen Christi’s Website. Click on the Student Life tab. Drop down to School Lunch. Scroll down past the photos and menu. There you will find several links of interest. Choose the link that says “Accessing Your Student’s Lunch Account” This will lead you to the sign in page. You will need to know your student’s Lunch ID number. For questions please contact Linda Leigh, Cafeteria Manager: (517)787-0630, ext. 243 or email@example.com.
From Mrs. Kristovic: We are currently looking for a High School and Middle School English teacher and potentially a Physics teacher (due to shifting schedules of existing teachers) for the 2019-2020 school year. Please share the good news with great teachers looking to be a part of an amazing community. The link for the job postings is: https://newton.
From Mr. Havlicek: Seniors and Parents: Scholarships have been earned, and we want to display them in the graduation booklet! Please submit a scan of the information you have received from the colleges so it can be displayed. Contact Mr. H with any questions: dhavlicek@myjacs.
Next Weeks in Sports:
- JV Golf home @ Cascades invite, 9:30
- Varsity Girls Tennis Home V Harper Creek, 4:30
- Varsity Softball Home V Harper Creek, 4:00
- Varsity Baseball Home V Harper Creek, 4:00
- JV Baseball away @ Harper Creek, 4:00
- Varsity Girls Soccer away @ Hastings, 6:30
- Varsity Girls Tennis Home V Royal oak shrine, 4:30
- Varsity Boys Golf away @ Pennfield Jamboree, 3:30
- M.S. Tennis away @ Marshall. 4:30
- Varsity Girls Tennis Home V Northwest, 4:30
- Varsity Womens Tennis away @ Kalamazoo quad, 8:30
- Varsity Baseball Home V Michigan Center, 5:00
- JV Baseball away @ Michigan Center, 5:00
- Varsity Boys Golf away @ Pinckney Invite, 9:00
- Varsity Track away @ Western High school invite, 2:00
- Varsity Womens soccer away @ Williamston Shootout Invitational, 8:00
- Varsity Boys Gold away @ Bedford invitational, 9:00
- Varsity Baseball away @ Kalamazoo Central, 11:00
- JV Baseball home V Kalamazoo Central, 11:00
- Varsity Softball home V Lansing Catholic, 11:00