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Lumen Christi Catholic School is a K3 - 8th grade Catholic school located in both Mequon and Thiensville. Our K3 - 3rd grade classes are held at the Thiensville location and our 4th - 8th grade classes are held at the Mequon location. This blog will inform the community about the many events and accomplishments taking place at this great school.

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Lumen Christi Catholic School Receives Exemplary Status from Archdiocese

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee must meet standards to receive accreditation.  This accreditation process is extensive and is completed every seven years.  Beyond accreditation, the Archdiocese bestows Exemplary Status to Catholic schools that are outstanding in specific areas of emphasis.  Lumen Christi Catholic School is very proud to announce that we have received Exemplary Status in the areas of Catholic Identity and Information, Technology, & Media Skills.

In the area of Catholic Identity, the evaluators noted the following insights:

  • The integration of Catholic Teachings is clearly articulated in each subject.
  • Most impressive was the students' ability to speak to the mission.
  • Prayer permeates every part of the school day.  The priests respect each other's gifts and are visible in every aspect of school life.
  • The school and parish provide many opportunities for service and the students are very knowledgeable as to the purpose and impact of what they do for others.
  • The parish is to be commended for the Catholic Identity Statement document.
  • What Lumen has is what others seek to build.

Kathleen Cepelka, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese, presented the Exemplary Award for Catholic Identity to Gloria Schumacher, principal of Lumen Christi, and Fr. John Hemsing, pastor of Lumen Christi, as Archbishop Listecki looks on, at the Catholic Educators' Convention.

In the area of Information, Technology, & Media Skills, the evaluators noted the following:

  • There is a high percent of teacher involvement in technology.
  • There is a high degree of technology use/integration throughout the school.
  • Exemplary Technology Plan exists with SMART goals and measurable targets.
  • Staffing exists to support technology -- priority is in educating students in 21st Century learning skills.

Kathleen Cepelka, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and Archbishop Listecki present the Exemplary Award for Information, Technology, & Media to Lumen Christi principal, Gloria Schumacher, and Laurie Yingling, Director of Technology at Lumen Christi, during the Catholic Educators' Convention

We are extremely proud of these recognitions by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.  We would like to congratulate the Faculty, Staff, and Students of Lumen Christi Catholic School in their collaborative effort to accomplish this honor.

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