This Week at LC 2/16/18

Khari Willis to be Keynote Speaker

Please join us for the 11th Annual Knights of Columbus Awards Dinner!  On Thursday, February 22, we will honor Mr. Tony Shaughnessy, Deacon Matt Shannon, and 8th grader Garrett Swan with a dinner and keynote speaker Khari Willis of the Michigan State University Spartans! The evening is hosted at the Ken Dillon Activity Center at St. John Elementary School.  Tickets are $100 and can be purchased here  or by calling the LC Advancement Office at 517-787-5080.

Mark Your Calendars

Now until March 1

Lumen Christi Tuition Assistance and Diocesan Scholarship Applications Accepted.

Now until May 

Enroll on FACTS – Important! Required for all students to register course selections.

Monday, February 26

Current Grades 8 thru 11 receive their 2018-2019 Course Registration Form at school to take home for parent review and signature.

Wednesday, February 28

Parents with students currently in grades 8 thru 11  – You are invited to attend Priority Course Registration Workshop to be held in the Library from 5 – 7 p.m.  FACTS Enrollment is required to register course selections.  Students, who do not register this night, will register course selections Wednesday, March 7 thru Friday, March 9 during school hours.

Thursday, March 1

Witness the Difference Tour & Shadow Day for Non JACS Students.

Friday, March 16

Current grade 7 students receive their 2018-2019 Course Registration Form at school to take home for parent review and signature.  Current Grade 6 students receive their Course Registration Form in their take-home packet at their elementary school.

Wednesday, March 21

Parents with students currently in grades 6 and 7 – You are invited to attend Priority Course Registration Workshop to be held in the Library from 5 – 7 p.m.  FACTS Enrollment is required to register course selections.

1st Annual Middle School Winter Play

From the Drama Department: Grab your friends and family and come experience our 1st Annual Middle School Winter Play!  On Friday, February 23rd we will present: The Great American Talent Show  a spoof on America’s Got Talent and American Idol.  The show will take place in the Lumen Christi Cafetorium at 7 pm, tickets are just $3.00 per person.

Donate Your iPads

From the Media Center:  If you or someone in your family has an iPad that they don’t use anymore we would gladly accept it as a donation to our loaner program.  We try to keep a few loaner iPads on hand for when a student’s iPad is not working properly or if a teacher has a special project.  If you have any questions or want to make arrangements to donate, please call Mrs. Eileen Lienhart in the library/media center at 517-787-0630 ext. 256.

Don’t Miss Out on Your Yearbook

From Yearbook: If you have not yet purchased a yearbook for the 2017-2018 school year, you can order online at or contact Mr. Cole at The price is $65.  There is ad space available for parents of graduating seniors who wish to send a personal message to their graduate. The price is $30 for one spot. Please contact Mr. Cole at if you are interested.

Service Hours

From Mrs. Fleming: Students in grades 9-12 are required to provide 15 Service Hours every year. Please remind your student to look for service opportunities in school announcements, parishes and our community. Many opportunities are listed right now. Service hours are submitted on forms available through our Religion teachers.  We are more than halfway through our school year. Please check in with your student on the number of service hours they have submitted and need to complete for this year. Seniors that have not met their Service hours goal will not be granted Senior Privilege days.

Attention Spring Athletes

From Sarah Wilhelm: Attention all spring sport athletes! Season starts March 12th. This means you will need a current physical on file by the 12th in order to participate in tryouts/practice. Blank physical forms can be found in the office, the athletic training room, or online at  If you are unsure if you have one on file, check with Sarah Wilhelm in the athletic training room or via email (

Host Families Needed

From Mr. Cole: For the past three years, a group of students from Innsbruck, Austria has been coming to Jackson with an exchange program through Jackson High, in partnership with visits to Lumen as well. There is another group coming from March 9-20, and there are still two girls and one boy who need host families during that time. If you are interested in being a host family, please contact Mr. Cole at for more information.

Interfaith Food Donations

From Mrs. Kuhl:  We are again taking donations of single serving fresh fruit (apples, bananas, tangerines) for the Interfaith dinner meal Tuesday the 20th. Fruit can be dropped off at Mrs. Kuhl’s room,128. Special thanks to Greg Stechshulte (and his mom) for the fresh baked desserts donated for several of our dinners!

What is Your Lunch Balance?

From Cafeteria:  Please check your student lunch balances consistently.  We never refuse a student from eating a meal.  However if your student is carrying a negative lunch account balance (unless they have cash) we can decline their ability to buy additional food items, for example, an extra milk, a sandwich or any food item which is not offered as part of the main meal.  Please encourage your students to ask the cashiers with any questions they may have.  Sign up to access your student’s lunch balance here.

Upcoming ACT Testing

From Mr. Havlicek: Juniors and Parents: Thank you to all the Juniors who set up meetings with Mr. H to go over college planning immediately after the Christmas Holiday! It was awesome to see those students taking full responsibility for their futures. If you or your student has not set up a meeting time to go over their college planning with Mr. H, you are encouraged to make that happen as soon as possible. Also, ACT testing happens on February 27th; so now is the time for the students to begin working through practice problems in order to prepare for this important examination.

Congratulations to Wrestling

Congratulations to State Qualifiers Connor Fitzpatrick (112 pound champion) and Drake Frederick (4th place 119 pounds)! Proud of our Titan Wrestlers! Good Luck!

Lansing’s Men’s Conference – The MAN Event

From the Theology Department: The 2018 Diocese of Lansing’s Men’s Conference, The MAN Event, is set for Saturday, February 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Michigan Center. Steve Ray is this year’s keynote speaker. Confession, Adoration, a Pig Roast and Mass with the Bishop are all part of the day.  Go to for more info and to register.

Tuition Assistance Deadline is March 1st

From the Main Office:  Tuition Assistance and Diocesan Scholarship: Now is the time to apply for Lumen Christi tuition assistance for the 2018-2019 school year.  Application is made through FACTS Grant and Aid Financial Needs Assessment.  To begin your application, please visit the Lumen Christi website and click on “Tuition Assistance Application” under the Quicklinks tab.   This one application determines your eligibility for both the Diocese of Lansing Scholarship (available to Catholic families with students in grades 6 – 11) and Lumen Christi tuition assistance.    The deadline for submitting applications for tuition assistance  for BOTH the Diocese of Lansing and Lumen Christi is March 1, 2018.

Please note that before applying for tuition assistance, families must set up a Tuition Payment Plan with FACTS and pay a non-refundable yearly Family Enrollment Fee of $55.  This may be completed by clicking on “FACTS Enrollment” — also found under Quicklinks on the LC website.

Next Week in Sports

Monday – February 19th

Hockey hosts a makeup Game with Okemos at 5:00 PM

Tuesday – February 20th

Girls JV and Varsity Basketball host Coldwater at 5:00/7:00

Boys 9/JV/V Basketball at Coldwater 4:00/5:30/7:00

7th Grade Girls Basketball hosts Western 4:30

8th Grade Girls Basketball at Western 4:30

Wednesday – February 21st

Hockey at Chelsea at  The Artic at 7:00

Girls and Boys Basketball at Marshall for Makeup games at 6:00/7:30

Girls 7th Grade Basketball hosts Coldwater at Lumen Christi High School at 4:30 – just 7th grade has been moved to Wednesday and, yes, it will be played at Lumen Christi High School

Titan Club Meeting at 7:30

Thursday – February 22nd

Boys 9/JV Basketball at Pennfield 5:30/7:00

Girls 8th Grade Basketball at Coldwater at 4:30

Father Mullen Practice at Lumen Christi from 6:00 tp 8:00

Friday – February 23rd

Girls JV/V and Boys Varsity host Pennfield at 4:30/6:00/7:30

State Champion banners for Boys Golf and Football will be presented to the teams between the Girls and Boys Varsity games(some time around 7:15)

Saturday – February 24th

Hockey will host Dexter at 8:00 PM

Father Mullen Boys Games start at 12:30

Father Mullen Girls Games start at 3:00

Terrific Titans!

  • From Mrs. Garred: Shout out to Maguire Macklin for modeling respectful behavior at lunch, during prayer time.
  • From Mrs. Flynn: To Tayah Broughman, Mari Clark, Anthony Johnstone, Ximenes Willis, Jacob Boatin, Owen Fremau, Lauren Aranoff and Johnny Ganton: your polite greetings always brighten my days!
  • From Mrs. Burdick:  Good luck to the outstanding students who will be representing LC at the Math Counts Chapter Competition on Friday, Feb. 23: Cole Alexander, Johnny Ganton, Scott Smilowski, Alex Soltis, Jenna Barks, Owen Fremeau, Khiya Hunt, Natalie Kulka, Anna McClure, Gabby Osterberg, and Nathan Padbury.   Way to build your talents by taking part in our weekly practice sessions!  Go Titans!
  • From a parent: I had a problem with my van door not closing after dropping off my son.  I started to pull away and a student yelled out to me that the door was not shutting properly.  The student took the time to come over and help me by opening the door so that I could close it properly from inside.  I appreciate the student taking the time to help me with this so I did not have to get out of my car with all the traffic in the morning.  This was a wonderful act of kindness this student showed today.  I do not know his name but still wanted to share!

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