Principal’s Weekly Message

Weekly message from Principal Stephanie KristovicKristovic.


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Dear Families,

Beginning last year, all Jackson Area Catholic Schools collaborated on a strategic plan process using the Institute for Parish and School Development.  Thank you to the many hundreds of parents and community members that participated in the process, whether as part of a committee or at the Convocation last spring.  We are very proud to share some of the outcomes with all of you and are looking forward to continuing our partnership with ISPD this year to begin implementation.  Please find a letter attached outlining some of the conclusions and action steps, and join us in praying for the continued success of the strategic planning process and all Jackson Area Catholic Schools!  Plan Announcement Letter Fall 2017–JT.docx

In the Light of Christ,

Mrs. Kristovic


From Mr. Marcero:  The Fall Choral Concert is October 25th, at 7 pm in the cafetorium! Music from our Chorale, Men’s, Women’s, 7th and 8th grade, and A cappella groups will be featured. Admission is free!

From Sarah Wilhelm: 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.  This year the only physical form that is accepted can be found using this link  (, in the main office, or the bulletin board outside the athletic training room. Please feel free to contact Sarah ( to confirm if your physical is in.

From Mr. Ludlow: 7th and 8th Grade boys’ basketball tryouts begin Monday, 10/16 and continue through Wednesday, 10/17 and 10/18.  7th graders may board the bus on the east side of school to St John’s.  7th grade tryouts are from 3:30-5:00.  8th Graders — arrive at St. John’s at 4:45, tryouts are from 5:00-6:30.  Any questions please contact Mr. Ludlow.

From the Main Office:  Students need to register for their Q2 Seminar Preferences!  Activity Groups are Monday and Tuesday and Academic Groups are Wednesday and Thursday.  Students will be placed with priority given to those who complete the form first:  Students will receive their placement for Q2 the last week of Q1.  This is due by Monday at noon.

Some additions to Q2’s available programming:  in Activities, we will be adding Comic Book Reading, Corsage-Making, Foreign Film Club, Swing Dance, and Frassati and Lisieux (men and women’s faith groups).  Choir will become Song-Writing and Small Group Performance.  In Academics, Mrs. Nowinski will be offering an English group and Mrs. Kristovic will be offering an ACT Prep: Math group.  Happy programming!

From Mrs. Kuhl:  The LC Interfaith Shelter Project is collecting fresh fruit for the Interfaith Shelter meal on Tuesday the 17th. Apples, oranges or bananas would be appreciated. See Mrs. Kuhl on Monday if you can bring the fruit on Tuesday.

From Mrs. Kristovic: We we have begun our new parking flow!  The gates and sidewalk have been fully set up, so the traffic flow before and after school will move as described in your packet at packet pick-up: all those entering and exiting from the student parking lot MUST use the Robinson Road exit; all those doing pick-up in the front of school MUST enter and exit the Spring Arbor road access points.  We are hoping that this will make traffic move much more quickly and keep everyone safe, especially with our young drivers.  Thanks for your help!

From Mrs. Kristovic: We want Lumen Christi to be a place beloved by students and parents — a place that feels faithful, welcoming, joyful, and challenging.  We know that both parents and students are eager to contribute to making Lumen Christi feel even more like that home for all students.  Last year, we piloted this newsletter to better communicate with our parents.  We would like to make this an even better resource for you by soliciting your weekly feedback about what you would like to know more about (i.e. When are senior yearbook pictures due?) so we can make this the best possible resource for you!  We will be using this form to collect this information from you — fill it out as much or as little as necessary! In the spirit of sharing the Light of Christ, there is also a space for you, our parents and students, to shout out “Terrific Titans” in our Lumen Christi community.  We can’t wait to hear from you — and please let us know if you have any challenges with usage or any suggestions for improvement as we introduce this new process!

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

Next Week in Sports:

Monday – October 16th

MS Cross Country at Dewitt – Time = TBD

District Soccer – Lumen Christi at Bath – 4:30 PM

Tuesday – October 17th

MS Volleyball v. Western at Home – Time 4:30 PM

Wednesday – October 18th

JV/V Volleyball at Western at 5:15 PM

If soccer wins on Monday they will play Carlton Academy at Home at 4:30 PM

Thursday – October 19th

Varsity Volleyball Quad at home at 5:00 PM

Swim Co-0p v. Holt at JHS – Time 6:00 PM

Friday – October 20th

No athletic events

Saturday – October 21st

Varsity Volleyball at Hudson Invite – Time 8:30 AM

MS and HS Cross Country at I-8 Conference at Turkeyville – Time TBD


  • From Ms. Obear: Congratulations to this weeks 7th Grade winners from my English and Literature classes! These are students who have shown me in the past week that they are invested in their learning and their school community. Congrats to the following: Lauren Eisele, Zach Jackson, Matthew Applegate, Alexa Spencer, Lucy Martin, Matthew Whitton
  • From Athletics: Congratulations to the Girls Golf Team for Winning Regionals yesterday and qualifiying for State Finals! Way to go, ladies. And especially to Hillary Ziemba and Geraldine Berkemeier for finishing as the top two medalists for the day. State Competition will take place next Friday and Saturday at Forest Akres East on the campus of Michigan State! Go Titans.
  • From Mrs. Lefere: Shout out to the STUDENT MAINTENANCE Crew: You did a fantastic job with the physical set up for the MANS conference last Monday.  You were available all day for things as they came up.  YOU ARE APPRECIATED!!!!
  • From Mrs. Gilson:  Shout out to Cloe Martines for taking pride in her school and picking up someone else’s trash in the hallway.
  • From the Deans: Shout out for those 7/8 students who earned a Friday Dress Down today for no missing assignments or discipline infractions.