Lumen News – November 8, 2018

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Nov 9th: In-Service Day (No School)
  • Nov 9th:  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Gala
  • Nov 13th: Volleyball vs WLCS @ 7 pm (Senior Night)
  • Nov 14-17:  Girls Volleyball in Cordova
  • Nov 15th:  St. Elizabeth 6th Grader Move Up Day
  • Nov 15th:  All School Mass, 9am
  • Nov 16th:  10th Grade Retreat (details below)
  • Nov 18th: Parent Discussion Group, 4-5:30 pm
  • Nov 30th:  Archdiocese of Anchorage Youth Dodgeball Tournament

Principal’s Update:

Did you know that we have several Lumen students participating in public high school sports programs?  We do! These students attend Lumen Christi during the day and then practice and play their public school sport after school.  We have one 9th grader playing on the Dimond High baseball team, one 11th grader playing on the Dimond High softball team, one 9th grader skiing on the Service High ski team, and one 11th grader swimming for the Dimond High swim team.  This last student, Class of 2020 junior Mikayla Terry, competed last weekend in the 2018 ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Swim and Dive State Championships held at the Bartlett High pool. Yes, you read that right…the STATE championships!  Mikayla had top 8 finishes in the individual girls 50 yard and 100 yard freestyle!  And she was member of teams that had a 7th place finish in the girls 200 yard medley relay and 1st place finish in the girls 400 yard freestyle relay!  Congrats to our State Champion Mikayla and best of luck to all our student athletes here at Lumen and elsewhere!

We also want to recognize Class of 2019 senior Megan Flaherty who was named as a UA Scholar this week.  If she chooses to attend a University of Alaska system school following graduation, Megan will receive a $12,000 four year scholarship to that school.  Way to go, Megan!

And finally, we want to congratulate Class of 2019 senior Shon Nagel for being inducted into the Lumen chapter of the National Honor Society on Monday.  A nationally recognized program, the National Honor Society emphasizes Character, Leadership, Service and Scholarship. Our members sell coffee and breakfast treats on Monday mornings to raise money to provide birthday bags for young children at Clare House.  Be sure to “drop in” to the student room during “drop off” on Mondays to grab a “cup of joe” and support our NHS chapter! Congratulations Shon!

Campus Ministry:

  • Volunteers needed to drive for the 10th Grade  retreat on Friday, November 16. We will spend the morning in reflection and prayer here at Lumen and the afternoon we will helping in the Food Pantry at Catholic Social Services. We will depart Lumen Christi at 12:15 and return at 2:30 p.m. Please note this is later than the regular Friday dismissal time. Permission slips went home with students this week.  Please contact Mrs. Loeffler at if you can transport students.Thank you in advance!

  • The Thanksgiving Project — on November 19th from 2-8 pm, The Food Bank of Alaska and St. Patrick’s Parish will be providing food for 1400 families in need. You can help in several ways

    • Donate canned goods (vegetables and cranberry sauce). You can drop off at St. Patrick’s Parish on Muldoon Rd., or contact Dave Patterson at 230-9188

    • Volunteer your time

    • Offer financial support by check, cash or online

      • Go to

      • After “type of donation” check for Thanksgiving Blessing

      • Fill in St. Patrick’s in the box

Thank you in advance!

  • Please join our team and take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics! Our jump time is 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 15. To register go to…and sign up under the team Families of the Nights

  • 90{87587bff62748d853b25c5c00e545c389c2cc3e9e64848ccec5036484113dbfe} of our kids are no longer practicing their Faith by age 22. Join us for our first Parent discussion group on how we can Beat those Stats in our families!  Bob McMorrow, Elise Martinez and Mrs. Loeffler will be facilitating the group and sharing the most recent research on how to pass down our Faith effectively.  We will meet at 4:00 p.m. at Lumen Christi (room number to be announced).

  • Calling all students to join our team for the November 30th Dodgeball tournament.  It will be held at Lumen Christi and teams from parishes all over the Archdiocese will be competing. See Mrs. Loeffler for more info.

  • January 18th we will be having an evening of prayer and fellowship, and food for teens and parents!  Please mark your calendars. Further information to come.

  • Volunteers are still needed for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Gala on Nov 9.   Let Mrs. Gore at the Front Desk if your student(s) can help.

  • We have Mass on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:15am in our Archangel Chapel, and each Thursday at 9am at St. Benedict Church. Please join us!

Upcoming Events:

Youth Night is held at St. Benedict Church each Wednesday – all high school Lumen students are welcome! Several Theology teachers offer extra credit for Faith events attended outside of school hours. Students can check with teachers.

Prayer Spot:

Please remember the following in your prayers this week:

      • All first responders.

      • Those affected by Hurricane Michael and other natural disasters in the world.

  • Any prayer requests that families would like listed here in Lumen News and also in the Lumen Prayer Book of Intentions may be sent directly to Mrs. Loeffler.

Archangel Sports Update:

The Archangels Girls Middle School Basketball team plays their next game against Birchwood on Tuesday, November 13 at home with a tip-off time of 4 pm.

The next Archangel Boys Middle School Basketball game is on Tuesday, November 13 at home with a tip-off time of 5:15 pm.

Volleyball is hosting Wasilla Lake for our Senior night on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 pm. Come out and help celebrate our seniors in their final home game!  The Volleyball team will then be travelling to Cordova for the Conference tournament on Wednesday, November 14 through Sunday, November 18.

Come out and cheer our Archangels on!

School Announcements:

Class of 2019 Senior Memory Pages

Now that your Senior Portraits have been submitted, it’s time to get working on your Senior Memory Page. Please adhere to the following due dates:

  • If you and your family opted to create your own Senior Memory Page, it is due Tuesday January 22nd. This must be a digital file that is submitted to Mrs. Spillers. Price is $100.00. If you have yet to pay, please do so at the front office.

  • If you have chosen to have the Yearbook Staff create your Senior Memory Page, photos for your page are due Monday December 17th. These photos must be in digital format and submitted to Mrs. Spillers. Price is $150.00. If you have yet to pay, please do so at the front office.

Calling All Photographers!

If you have pictures of your student participating in any sports, clubs, or Lumen-affiliated activities, please send them to Mrs. Spillers ( so that we can include them in our 2018-2019 Yearbook. Thank you!


Don’t forget on-going tutoring (in any subject) is available Mondays after school in the Library from 2:30-4:00, in the library. There is no charge for this service.

Uniforms/Spirit Wear

Spirit Wear is now available in town! You can order directly online through Alaska Serigraphics at

Ongoing School Needs & Share Hour Opportunities

Archangel Attic

As you know, 100{87587bff62748d853b25c5c00e545c389c2cc3e9e64848ccec5036484113dbfe} of Archangel Attic sales go directly towards reducing tuition for Lumen students. You can support the Attic’s efforts by volunteering your time and treasure! Sign up to volunteer here:

Concession Stand

Volleyball and Junior High basketball seasons are kicking off which means we’ll need plenty of support at the concession stand. This is a fun way to earn share hours and is always a win-win because concession sales financially support the school. Sign up to support any of our sports events, here!