Lumen students participated in the Poetry Out Loud competition. Students recited a poem from a list that was given by the competition. Our four finalists from the Lumen classroom competition were Piper James, Cade Jahns, Jasmine Hoppe and Matt Standke. They will be competing at RHS/Lumen High School here on January 23, 2018. Two finalists from Lumen will to go the regional competition in Wrightstown on February 6, 2018.
Students have the opportunity to advance to the national level and receive scholarships. Here is a link to more information about the competition.
Poetry Out Loud
Before winter break Lumen students had another opportunity to continue developing their leadership skills as they worked together to accomplish a few fun tasks during our team building time.
Here are some pictures of the fun!
In the Spring a group of Lumen students teamed up with Cathylee Arbaugh from Five Twelve Interiors to design an inviting breakout space and hallway for Lumen. She graciously gave of her time and talents working with the students and the school district to give us a space that is modern and unique. In September the renovations began. A group of students from Ms. Young’s Lumen art class took on the challenging task of painting the hallway and breakout space to give it a fresh new look. Here are some pictures of the work in progress to the final product.
Each year during the first two weeks of December, the Keeper’s Store is open for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Lumen has had the privilege of being invited each year to work with the FBLA students in putting on this event. It is a great opportunity for students to make a personal connection with the elementary students. It is great fun and students get a chance be out serving within the community.
Here is the link to the seminar descriptions and standards for the first semester.
In the Hard Day’s Knight seminar students have been focusing on a very important time period of history. They looked at the political, economic, social, and intellectual history of the Middle Ages. The importance doesn’t only lie in the events that took place, but the machinery and science that allowed those events to come to an end. The final project for this seminar was to build a successful scale model of a trebuchet. The most successful trebuchet threw the ball 85 yards. Here are pictures and video of the fun students had launching their trebuchets.
Trebuchet Video 1
Trebuchet Video 2
Trebuchet Video 3
Trebuchet Video 4
It is becoming a Lumen tradition to volunteer at the Dickens of a Christmas Ripon community event. Last year, we had our own booth, where we served hot chocolate, apple cider and holiday cookies. In addition, we set up a craft table where kids could make an ornament for their tree. This year, we teamed up with J’s BBQ to serve a delicious sweet treat. It is a great opportunity for students to be active contributers within their community. It is part of our mission and vision in Lumen and a value that we hope will instill a life long passion in students for volunteering and serving others wherever life leads them.
Parent/Teacher conferences are tonight from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
If you would like to meet with any of your child’s teachers, you will find them in their Lumen/RHS classrooms. Refer to the list below for room numbers.
Mrs. Baird 1710
Mr. Cardinal 1712
Mrs. Griffith 1721
Mr. Hauman 1422
Mrs. Landerman Gym
Mr. Markon 1113
Mr. Schwingle 1109
Ms. Sommer 1702
Mrs. Truesdale 1103
Ms. Young 1307
Mr. Wiegel 1720
If you have any questions or need to make other arrangements please do so by email.
On Monday, we had team building time during seminar to have fun interacting and working together to accomplish a goal. We also took some time to reflect on what we are doing well and identify what needs improvement. Here are some pictures of the fun activities!
Tennis Ball Relay
Duck Tape Pass
We ended our first round of seminars with a field trip to Vertical Ventures Ropes Course in Berlin. It was a fabulous day of beautiful weather, peer connection, problem solving, physical activity and fun outdoors! On the low ropes course students were given a variety of challenges where they had to work together as a group to accomplish a task. Here are some pictures of the fun!
The high ropes course was more of an individual task to conquer your fears approximately 30 feet off the ground. Many of us were cheering and encouraging our classmates as they took on this challenge. Here are pictures of the fun!