Lumen News – September 12, 2018

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • September 10-15:  Homecoming Spirit Week:
  • September 12: Picture Day
  • September 12:  Jr./Sr. College Information Night, 7pm
  • September 13:  Soccer Games vs Holy Rosary Academy, 4pm and 6pm @ Kincaid Turf September 14: Soccer Games vs. Su Valley, 3pm and 5pm @ Kincaid Turf
  • September 15-16:  St. Benedict’s Festival of Ministries
  • September 14:  Homecoming Bonfire, 7pm
  • September 15:  Homecoming Dance, 8-11pm
  • September 17:  Academic Awards Assembly, 2pm
  • September 17:  JH Soccer Game vs. Anchor Lutheran, 5pm @ Kincaid Turf
  • September 18:  School Board Meeting, 6pm
  • September 20-21: All High School Retreat
  • November 8th: Fall Open House

Principal’s Update: 

Did you know that Lumen Christi High School’s first graduating class in 1999 had only THREE graduates?  Each May now, we have on average 8-12 proud graduates who walk across the stage in our gym to receive their diplomas.

Did you know that Lumen Christi has student athletes participating in high school cross country?  Class of 2020 Juniors Sophia Dupras and Juan Daniel Ramirez Bastardo are both representing Lumen on the cross country trails this fall.  Sophia went to the State championships last year, and Juan is an new international student from Venezuela.

While our varsity soccer team did not place in the Tri-Valley Tournament in Healy last week, our student athletes played hard against the other teams and bonded together while on the road trip.  Our junior high soccer team continues to do very well, earning a win over Anchor Lutheran School on Monday.

It has been a great Spirit Week, with most of the school wearing Wild West garb on Monday and Red, White, and Blue Americana on Tuesday.  And I can’t wait to see what Career Day on Friday brings!

Please consider signing up to help us out at the St. Benedict’s Festival of Ministries this weekend.  We also hope you will keep our students in your prayers (and come out and cheer) as our soccer teams compete on Thursday and Friday and our students enjoy a Homecoming Bonfire on Friday and Dance on Saturday.

Campus Ministry:

  • Our all High School Retreat is Sept 20th & 21st at St. Therese’s Camp in Wasilla. We are still in need of two parent volunteers to prepare meals for Friday. Other chaperone duties include overnighting with students in cabins, keeping an eye out on the grounds, and helping prepare meals. Contact Mrs. Loeffler at 803-497-4457 or if you can help.

  • Please send in permission slips for next week’s retreat!! Students were given copies last week and an electronic copy went home; if a new form is needed please have your son or daughter see Mrs. Loeffler!

  • We are currently forming our Lumen Christi team for the Jingle Bell Run. The run takes place on Dec. 8, 2018 and benefits The Arthritis Foundation. Students, teachers and families had a great time last year. You can sign up through this link:

  • We will soon be forming our Lumen Christi team for the 2018 Polar Plunge. It takes place at Goose lake on Saturday, December 15 and benefits the Special Olympics. Last year Lumen Christi raised over $3,000 and had a ball doing it!  Please consider this challenge. Details for joining the team to come.

  • 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!

  • Lumen Christi is forming a dodgeball 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.

    Please remind students to bring in following items for our “Birthday Bag Drive”

Grade 7: small toys

Grade 8: socks for male and female

Grade 9: coloring books for ages 4-18 (there are neat adult coloring books out there)

Grade 10: playing cards

Grade 11: crayons/colored pencils

Grade 12: cake mix

Upcoming Events:

  • Youth Night is held at St. Benedict Church each Wednesday – all are Lumen students are welcome!

  • The 177 Project: St. Patrick Parish 2:15 pm Saturday, September 16

  • Young adult evening of prayer, fellowship and learning: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish 7:00 pm, Monday, September 17

  • Students earn extra credit for Theology class when they attend after hours Faith events!!

Prayer Spot:

       Please remember the following in your prayers this week:

      • all affected by Hurricane Gordon, Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Olivia

      • Repose of the soul of Mrs. Jean Tousigant, grandmother of Sabrina Warren

      • All first responders

      • Families of those lost in the 0-11 attack

      • Peace

  • 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.


Class of 2019
Don’t forget! Senior portraits are due no later than Wednesday October 31st! Please submit your digital files to Mrs. Spillers at as soon as you have them.

Homecoming Weekend

Student Government Association (SGA) will host a Homecoming Bonfire for High School students only this Friday the 14th from 7p – 10p at the school. Saturday, SGA will host Homecoming Dance on Saturday the 15th from 8p-11p at the school, cost to attend is $10. Students wishing to bring a non-Lumen guest to either the Bonfire or the Dance must complete and submit a “Guest Permission Slip,” available in the front office.

Junior High Retreat

The junior high will have an in-school retreat next Thursday and Friday 9/20-21.  Students are expected to arrive to school at the normal 7:45 start time, but can dress in jeans and Lumen wear.  Thursday will be a normal pick up time at 2:30 and Friday pick up will be late, approximately 2pm.

Students will participate in a variety of in school service projects, including making birthday bags for kids at Clare house, writing letters to vets and helping clean up Jewel Lake Rd.  Students will also receive a pizza lunch Thursday before having a group bowl at Jewel Lake Bowl. Friday students will travel to the Anchorage Cemetery to help with landscaping before they walk to the museum for several educational programs.  Please pack a lunch for your child on Friday as well as send any rakes or landscaping tools that may help with cemetery clean up.

We will bill your account $30 per junior high student to cover costs of the rental vans, lunch, museum and service activities.  You may also send your child with spending money for the museum or snacks at bowling. Mrs. Craig is also looking for parent volunteers/chaperones to assist with the museum and cemetery clean up.  Please contact Mrs. Craig directly to volunteer on Friday or with any additional questions:  Thank you!

PVO (Parent Volunteer Organization):

PVO will host its first meeting of the year and it’s everything you ever wanted to know about getting your Parent Share Hours completed easily, painlessly, and nearly in one fell swoop! Mark your calendars and join Gerianne Thorsness on Tuesday, October 9th from 6:30-7:30p in the Library. Snacks will be provided.


Our first Monday of after school tutoring was a success!  Former Lumen student Lauren (Heilala) Rannals is available to tutor students in the Library from 2:30-4p in any subject. There is no charge for her service.