Lumen Renovation

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lumen Students Participate in Keeper’s Store

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Hard Day’s Knight Seminar

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

Lumen Participates in Dickens of a Christmas

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.

Conferences Tonight!

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.

End of First Quarter Team Building

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infinite Loops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vertical Ventures Teambuilding

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemistry Lab Baking Experiment

In a recent Lumen Chemistry lab students put their observation and measurement skills to the test. One of the focal points in chemistry is to be as accurate and precise as possible and what better way to test these skills than baking.

For three days students were asked to conduct their own experiments on tradition baking ingredients in preparation for this weeks lab. Ingredients such as; four, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, sea salt, etc. were out for students to observe using all of their senses except TASTE. Students were also allowed the use of bunsen burners, hot plates, vinegar, oil, and water.

On the first day, students were given white cups with only letters A thru P and a mystery substance. They were also given a recipe for Vanilla Cup Cakes, but it was coded in a way that tested their conversion and critical thinking abilities. Using their notes from the previous week and a variety of tests they designed, they hunted down the ingredients needed. On the second day, students gave Mr. Schwingle the amount of said letter and it was added to the mixing bowl. At the end of the day the cupcakes were baked and ready for consumption.

Finally, it was taste testing day.  Students were to record their visual and taste observations of their cupcakes versus a normal vanilla cupcake. Lastly, they were told the amount and actual ingredient the put into their mixture.
Overall, the students enjoyed this new approach to demonstrating their understanding of new chemistry content.

Taste Test Day #3 

Conferences Tonight

Parent/Teacher conferences are Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.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.