Lumen News – September 10th, 2021

Important Upcoming Dates:

Sept 9-11: HS Soccer Tri-Valley Tournament @ Healy Sept 13-17: Spirit Week – More info below
Sept 14: Soccer vs Holy Rosary (4p JH, 6p HS @ Kincaid) Sept 15: Soccer vs OLV (5p JH only @ Palmer)Sept 16: First Day of Hot Lunch – 7th & 8th Grade
Sept 16: Soccer vs Birchwood (4pm JH, 6pm HS @ Kincaid)
Sept 17: Soccer vs Anchor (JH only, 4pm @ Kincaid)
Sept 17: Homecoming Bonfire (7-9pm @ school parking lot)(HS only) Sept 17: Pizza Lunch – All Grades
Sept 18: Soccer vs CIA (1pm HS)(SENIOR NIGHT!)
Sept 18: Homecoming Dance (5:30-7pm JH, 8-10pm HS @ Lumen Gym) Sept 21: Soccer vs Holy Rosary (4p JH, 6p HS @ Kincaid)
Sept 23-24: HS Retreat (St. Therese’s Camp/Lumen)/JH Retreat (Lumen) Sept 29: School Mass @ 7:45am (Feast of St Michael the Archangel) Sept 30-Oct 1: State Soccer Tournament (Kincaid)
Oct 7: Lumen School Board “Speaker Series” (time TBD)

Principal’s Update:

No Principal’s update this week, Mr. Ross is chaperoning – and cheering on – our Archangel soccer team as they compete at the Tri-Valley Tournament up in Healy.

Campus Ministry:

●  Happy Birthday to Tatum Dufrane whose birthday is tomorrow, September 11th!

●  Seniors had a wonderful retreat; many thanks to parent volunteers Amy Locke and Staphanie Vantuyl, and dinner guests, Fr. Luz Flores (Pastoral Director of The Holy Spirit Center), Eyvette Flynn (Director of the Holy Spirit Center), Fr. Tom Lilly (Pastor of St. Benedict Church), Sonny Turpin (St. Paul Miki Council 10798 Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus), and Carolyn Loeffler (Lumen Christi Class of 2018).

●  Confessions are offered every Monday morning beginning at 7 a.m. in the Archangel Chapel

●  Daily Mass is offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7 a.m. in the Archangel Chapel

●  Here is a neat Parent Minute!

●  We all worry about our kids! I am always available for students and parents. You can contact me at

●  We are always looking for service opportunities. If you know of an organization that can use volunteers please contact Mr. Loeffler.

Prayer Corner

●  For our travelling soccer team

●  For our teenagers

●  For those families affected by the COVID pandemic

●  For peace in Afghanistan and all countries in distress

●  For all affected by natural disasters

●  For families in crisis

●  For special intentions requested Archangel Sports

BLOWOUT! It’s hard to describe Tuesday’s game in any other terms against the Birchwood Warriors. Our Jr. High team and High School team walked away with an 8-0 victory. It was a good time for the teams (especially the High School) to work on skills and get prepped for their tournament in Healy. Watch for tourney results here, next week.

Front Office News:


Big smiles were on full display on Tuesday. The link to order your prints is:

Remember you can order up until next Friday, September 17th and those packages will be delivered to the school at no expense. Orders received after that day will be mailed home at your expense.


Next week, Sept 13 – 17th is Spirit Week and all are encouraged to dress up/dress down/dress according to daily theme, which are:

Monday: Cowboy Vs. Aliens
Tuesday: Space Pop Culture (Star Wars, Star Trek, Space Jam, etc.)
Wednesday: Area 51 (Your favorite alien, scientist, military guard)
Thursday: Class Colors Day (7th grade (purple), 8th grade (green), 9th grade (yellow), 10th grade (blue), 11th grade (pink), 12th grade (red))
Friday: Mass Day (Standard uniform day)
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Friday night is also our Homecoming Bonfire – back after being cancelled last year! (Stupid COVID). This is for High School students only – firepits provided, bring your own camp chair & cozy blanket.

And finally, Saturday night is our Homecoming Dance! Jr. High is 5:30-7p and High School from 8-10. 11th and 12th graders can invite non-Lumen guests but must fill out and turn in a Guest Permission Slip by Thursday, Sept 16th. There is a dress code – have your student stop by the Front Office for a handout if there are questions.


Thursday hot lunch starts next week! Thanks again to 9th grade parent Michelle Hohmann for taking the lead on this. Because we had so many students interested in this new yummy option and need to be mindful of distancing during lunch, at least for the near term will be “rotating” Thursday lunches by Jr. High & High School. Our inaugural lunch kick off will go to Jr. High…the following week, High Schoolers. As a reminder, hot lunches are $5/meal and will be charged to your SmartTuition account, per signed agreement at Back to School Registration. Questions? Let Kimberly at the Front Desk know.


NHS will be sponsoring a canned food drive for the St. Francis Food pantry, running from September 13- 22nd. Studentswillreceiveaspiritdaybydonating10cansduring”HungerinAction”monthtosupportthe food pantry. Students should bring their canned goods to their advisor.


The National Honor Society will be offering pizza for sale next Friday, Sept. 17th. Busy NHS student and Advisor schedules don’t allow for pizza every Friday, but when they can, they will! We’ll always give you a heads up in plenty of time so you know that you don’t have to pack a lunch those days. Pizza lunch is also $5, but additional snacks in increments of $1 will also be for sale. Food items may be charged to your SmartTution account (if approved) or students may also pay with cash.


“The Fundamentals of Algebra”, “The Pearl” (J. Steinbeck), “The Outsiders” (SE Hinton), “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lack” (R. Skloot) and “Jesus and the Church: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic” all have in common? They – in addition to approximately 26 other book titles – were all purchased with the $8,000+ in proceeds from this summer’s Garage Sale! Thanks to all who helped in that massive three day endeavor by setting up, donating items, monitoring sales, and even shopping. The combined efforts of all made a difference which are now in the hands of our students. Thank you.


The Archangel Attic Thrift Store will be having a 10 year anniversary sale September 22nd – 25th. Everything will be 50% off plus other deals and promotions! Mark your calendars now and remember that all proceeds from the Attic directly offset tuition for all students at the school.


Thank you all for your patience as we wait…..and wait…..and wait for our new tie shipment. As soon as they come in we’ll do a blast message to all!


October 29th deadline! (Don’t worry, you’ll only be reminded of this about 50 more times between now and then.) If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Yearbook Team by sending an email to

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Parents – we love to give shout outs to our students for amazing things they do on, and off campus. If you’ve got anything to share about your amazing kids, send them to and we’ll make sure they get highlighted here!