Lumen News – May 6th, 2022

Important Upcoming Dates:

May 11: Hot lunch for ALL STUDENTS!
May 13: Last School Mass, 7:45am
May 16: Lumen Spirit Wear Day (kickball games during 7th period, 1pm)
May 17-19: Finals, Early Dismissal (11am)
May 19: Last Day of Classes
May 26-28: Garage Sale (Set Up 26th, Sale 27th-28th)

Principal’s Update:

What a wonderful week of celebrating the 16 graduates from our Lumen Class of 2022! From a parade through Anchorage, to a beautiful and moving Baccalaureate Mass, to the graduation ceremony itself, we loved having the opportunity to recognize and highlight the individual and collective accomplishments of our graduates. We pray for them and wish them well as they go out into the world to make a difference and to change the world!

As we look towards the end of the school year, please know that while we are “over COVID,” COVID is not over us! Cases are on the rise, both in the community and in our school, so please continue to screen your child for symptoms and keep them home if necessary. We have plenty of at home test kits to distribute to anyone who wants them. Let’s all work together to keep each other safe and healthy!

Finally, we will be closing out our two active surveys on Monday. If you have not already submitted your feedback, please do so this weekend! The Cognia “perception” survey provides us on feedback on our Purpose and Direction, Governance, Teaching and Learning, and Resource and Support Systems and can be accessed here:

The Lumen Athletics survey provides us information on your level of satisfaction with our sports programs and can be accessed here:

Both of these surveys will be used to help us improve as a school to ensure we are providing the best possible experience for all our families.

Campus Ministry:

The Virtue of the Week is Temperance. You can find great conversation starters and other ideas on this week’s virtue on the following website:

  • Congratulations to our Class of 2022! Please keep them in your prayers.
  • Congratulations Ben Medlin and Quinn Webb who were confirmed this week!
  • Friday we have our May crowning at 7:30 a.m. Mass, followed by the crowning of Mary in the school grotto. 7th graders Tatum Dufrane and Genevieve Sperbeck will carry the crown, accompanied by 11th grader Sam Kaplan.

    Happy Birthday to Gaius Carlson On Friday, May 6th!

    Thank you for all your donations; please keep sending meat, sliced cheese, and bread. You can drop off any time during the week, by noon on Fridays. Unfortunately we cannot use condiments, peanut butter or jelly for sandwiches. Some of these items have come in and were greatly appreciated at the food bank.

Parents – if you have those moments when you wonder if you have any impact on your kids at all, take a look at this short news clip from last year. You matter!

  • For our seniors as they finish their final days of High School – may God bless their path and guide their ways
  • For those suffering spiritual, emotional and psychological difficulty
  • For all of your intentions
  • For strength, courage, and protection of those under siege in Ukraine
  • For the conversion of Russia and all those in darkness
  • For those experiencing homelessness, hunger, and isolation
  • For the health and safety of our school families
  • For unity in our country

Archangel Sports:

Track & Field

2022 Middle School track schedule

Friday, May 6 Practice at Mears from 4:30 – 6 pm
Saturday, May 7 ACSAA State Track Meet

See attachment below for details. ACSAA State Meet info copy 2022.pdf

This concludes the middle school track season. Thank you for all your support of our student – athletes!

Front Office News:

Summer Skill Workshop!

We are excited to share with you an opportunity to grow students’ language arts and math skills. Lumen will again be offering students a chance to participate in a Summer Skills Workshop. The goal is for our middle school and high school students to sharpen the skills obtained during this school year while also better preparing them for the coming year. Students can participate in math and / or writing. The workshop is free of charge and free of homework!

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Writing Workshop:
July 12th – August 4th
Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursday

AM entering 9 -10th grade 9:30-11am PM entering 7 – 8th grade 12pm-1:30pm

Math Skills Workshop
July 12th – August 4th
Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursday

AM entering 7 – 8th grade 9:30-11am
PM entering 9 -10th grade 12pm-1:30pm

● Grammar

  • ●  Sentence Structure
  • ●  Reading Comprehension

    * Topics subject to change based on student needs.

● Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division for fractions and decimals

● Integers
● Ratio and Percent

* Topics subject to change based on student needs.

Space is limited!

Please contact us with your student’s name, grade they are entering, parent contact information (email and phone number) and which session(s) you want to enroll them in.


Kimberly Guzman

The August F. Reetz Foundation Scholarship

This is a new scholarship opportunity for any school family who are having financial challenges and would like assistance in offsetting tuition. Details and deadlines are in the attached letter.

The August F. Reetz Foundation Scholarship.pdf

Coming to Lumen in 2022-23 – DRONES

We’re thrilled to announce receipt of a $3,000 Grant Award from ConocoPhillips Alaska. The grant funds will be used to purchase high quality drones and teaching modules for use by the science department. We’re so grateful to ConocoPhillips Alaska for providing us with “hands on” learning opportunities for our students! While undoubtedly they’ll see flying drones as fun, we see it as a way to develop STEM skills like conceptual physics, mathematics and computer programming while emphasizing creativity, problem solving, communication and collaboration.

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Senior Citizen Parish Member in need of student assistance

A member from St. Benedict is in need of some spring cleaning assistance. Help is needed tidying up her garage and vehicle. Work will include: sweeping, sorting, dumping debris, spraying Simple Green, etc. Pay will be $12/hr for 2-3 hours at a time. If interested please contact:

Nancy Brainerd
(907) 243-3796
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REQUIRED Parent Share Hours & Faith In Action Opportunities

1. Annual GARAGE SALE! What was once just an idea to raise a few bucks has become a large, annual 2 day event that brings in anywhere from $6,000 – $8,000!! This year we’re planning on holding the event, Friday May 27th and Saturday, May 28th. This is a labor intensive event and even though school will officially be out, volunteer hours will count towards this year’s Share Hour requirement. We anticipate needing help on Thursday afternoon, May 26th setting up tables and sorting donations; Friday and Saturday helping keep tables organized and new items placed.

Donations: start your own spring cleaning at home! We will gladly be accepting items
that are in considerably good condition starting Tuesday, May 24th after 12pm –

due to a series of events happening on campus.

Click here to volunteer:

Hot Lunch

The remaining ‘Hot Lunch’ will be CASH ONLY ($5).

May 11th: All Grades!

2022-2023 School Calendar
Next school year’s calendar is out! Click here to see:

Lumen Christi 2022-2023 Calendar (Final as of March 23 2022).pdf

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Volunteer/Parent Share Hours Opportunities

Annual Garage Sale