Lumen News – September 30th, 2021

Important Upcoming Dates:

Sept 30-Oct 1st: Lumen Spirit Wear Days
Sept 30: First game of State Tournament at 3pm (Kincaid)
Oct 7: Lumen School Board “Speaker Series” 7pm
Oct 8-9: First Debate Tournament @ Eagle River High School
Oct 12: College Pride Day (wear your favorite college/university spirit wear) Oct 13: Lumen Spirit Wear Day
Oct 14-16: Girls VB “Spiketacular” Tournament @ Lumen Gym
Oct 15: Teacher Inservice Day (No School)
Oct 16: PSAT for 9-1th graders (8am-12pm @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
Oct 20: Parent Teacher Conferences from 1:30-5pm
Oct 21: Parent Teacher Conferences from 4-7pm
Oct 22: Teacher Inservice Day (No School)
Oct 25-29: Halloween Spirit Week (themes TBD)
Oct 29: Senior Pages Due to Yearbook
Oct 30: All-school Movie Night, 7-9pm (details being worked by SLB)

Principal’s Update:

Look forward to Principal Ross’ update next week!

Campus Ministry:

Our Sportsleader strength this week is Prayerfullness. This is the strength you find in spending time alone talking with God

Here are some nice tips on prayer life

Here are beautiful meditations to share with your families: Meditations

●  We will be holding training for altar servers and Extraordinary Ministers of EucharistThursday, October 8 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Church. Students please let your Theology teachers know if you are interested!

●  Thursday was a wonderful day of prayer, reflection and fellowship!! Thank you to all who made our retreats successful.

●  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

●  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 Mrs. Loeffler.

●  Happy Birthday to Amara Warren, Irene Benkovich, Jules Butcher, Sophia Vierra, Erik Holmquist, and Liam Thomson, and Natalie Grubba!!

Prayer Corner

●  For the repose of the souls of those we have lost, including Christine and Mike, and for comfort to the families.

●  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:

High School Soccer State Tournament!

First game: Thursday, Sept 30th at 3pm @Kincaid

Middle School BASKETBALL starts Wednesday, October 6th. More info to follow next week.

High School Volleyball “Spiketacular” Tournament October 14th-16th @ Lumen Gym

Front Office News:

Looking for your Calling?

Please join us next Thursday, October 7th at 7pm for Lumen’s Christi First Annual Fall Speaker Series called “Navigating Your Calling”. Whether you are a student looking ahead to the future, an adult actively working but thinking of switching careers, or someone ready to be inspired and learn from notable members of our Catholic community, we encourage you to join us for this informative and educational event located in LCHS Gymnasium. Free of charge. Everyone is welcomed.page2image13538752page2image13538944

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PSAT October 16th!

A gentle reminder to 9-11th graders that the PSAT will take place on Saturday, October 16th from 8am-12pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe, instead of being offered during the school day. This is for two primary reasons: 1) scheduling it on a Saturday gives us back precious content area class time that would otherwise be used to administer a standardized test and 2) scheduling it on a Saturday makes it more realistic for those who will later have to sleepily trudge to Grace Christian or UAA to take the ACT or SAT on a Saturday morning in their junior and senior year.

St. Benedict’s Afterschool Bioethics Class

In a world that thinks if science can do it then we should do it, we desperately need young Catholics (and other seekers of truth) who understand Catholic moral theology and have the ability to reason to the truth. This bioethics class looks at all the cutting edge science that deals with beginning of life, end of life, and all the moral issues in between. We will focus on cutting edge technology that is in the news such as artificial intelligence in military robots, chimera research that mixes human brains with other organisms, and parents choosing embryos that have the genetic traits they prefer. We will focus on discussion of these scenarios. If you want a more in depth look at bioethics, please join Bob McMorrow and Gabe O’Lena for afterschool theology classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:45 in the upper room.

Tamale Orders!

If you placed an order for tamales, do not forget to pick up your order this upcoming Sunday, October 3rd or Monday, October 4th between 2pm & 3pm. You will be receiving a call as a reminder for your order. ¡Muchas gracias familia Ortega!


Every year the Yearbook staff must submit a predetermined amount of pages on a set deadline to Jostens, our Yearbook company. For this first page submission deadline, we are kindly requesting to have all Senior Pages submitted to us by October 29, 2021. As a reminder, the Senior Page is the full page that parents traditionally create for their graduate along with a little message of well-wishes and prayers. The pages can be created in JPEG or PDF and when completed should be sent to our Yearbook email: We also hope that you have had time to take Senior photos of your Graduate over the summer. Fall would be another good time to take it if you haven’t! The photo does not have to be taken by a professional photographer, though it is preferred. If you have a good camera, you may take the photo yourself. Either way, send us a 300 dpi quality photo that is in focus (not blurry) and has a nice background.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Yearbook Team by sending an email to


Our Annual Fundraising Gala, scheduled for February 12th is now open for business and looking for it’s first round of volunteers! If you’re interested in helping make procurement calls and/or picking items from businesses, please contact our Procurement Chair, Carla Blackford-Esary at Note that both of these jobs earn you double Share Hours, so if you’ve got 40 hours to fill, this is a good way to cut that figure in half!

Shout Out to Our Debate Team

Andrew Butcher, Liam Dupras, Colin Murkowski, and Lucille Stephens will be representing LCHS next Friday and Saturday, October 8th & 9th at Eagle River High School. Best of luck to our debate team on their first tournament of the season!