Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Our Saints March to Give - Week of Giving is March 25-29! All donations to the Saints Fund received during this week will be matched up to $25,000, so we encourage you to be as philanthropic as you can. We are kicking off the week by bringing back our Phone-a-Thon on Monday & Tuesday, March 25-26. Students also will be receiving an email about class challenges!


5 Days of Embracing Our Saints Through Giving.

ACADEMIC UPDATES

Aspire Testing April 1-2; College Preview Days to Note

  • The next ACT testing date is June 8. Please note the registration deadline of May 3.


  • Our counselors will start meeting with current 9th-11th graders to update their four-year plan before the opening of course requests for the 2019-2020 school year. Individual conferences will be held during Religion classes between March 11-March 21.


  • Aspire testing will be held at the beginning of April. All students will test on April 1 and April 2. Students with service plans may be scheduled to continue testing through April 5. The purpose of standardized testing is to determine student growth as well as to provide data to guide academic programming. So that all students can perform their best on test days, it’s important to ensure adequate sleep the night before and have a nutritious breakfast with protein.



  • College Preview Days occur all spring. The following colleges and universities have preview days coming up. More information on each preview day can be found on the Admissions Page of each college.

    • Fran U (Baton Rouge) - March 23

    • University of Louisiana (Lafayette) - March 23

    • LSU (Eunice) - March 23

    • University of Louisiana (Monroe) - March 30

If a college doesn’t have a preview day or your family can’t attend a scheduled preview day, please feel free to contact the admissions office to request a tour that fits your schedule. They are more than happy to accommodate a family’s scheduling needs.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

From the Front Office

We are having an increase in lunches and athletic gear being dropped off at the front office. We remind you to please take care of all lunches and athletic gear before school. Thank you!

Parent Guild Members Needed

St. Louis Catholic's Parent Guild is in need of active members to donate their time, talent and treasure to the activities and events they sponsor throughout the year. Click here to learn more. For details, contact Parent Guild President DeAnn Rosteet at 337-912-4672 or drosteet@yahoo.com.


Reminder: March 15 is Last Day to Guarantee a Yearbook Ad

Please be advised of the fast approaching due dates for the 2019 Spectre yearbook, including tomorrow (March 15) as the last day to guarantee advertising space. Click to access the ad form on our website.


Not sure if your student ordered a yearbook? Read more.

Visit Ireland with St. Louis Catholic in June 2020

Ever wanted to visit Ireland? Mrs. Cathy Richard and Miss Holley Fontenot are conducting an 11-day tour of Ireland through EF Tours in June 2020. This trip is open to students and family members. EF Tours is offering $100 off per person if you sign up by the end of March. Feel free to email Mrs. Richard (crichard@slchs.org) if you would like more information.

Extracurricular Activities

French Club Movie Night Friday, March 15

The French Club will gather at SLCHS tomorrow from 5-7 p.m. to eat crêpes and watch a movie. All current French Club and French class students are invited to attend!

Reminder: Sweethearts Tryouts Are April 1-3

If your daughter is interested in auditioning for Sweethearts, tryout dates have been changed to April 1, 2 and 3 in the Dance Studio from 3:30-5:30 p.m each day. Prospective Sweethearts must return a signed contract to Mrs. Dee on or before April 1. Click here to download the contract from our website.

NEW PARENTS/ADMISSIONS

New Parent Night is Wednesday, March 20

We will host a Parent Information Night for families with new incoming students next Wednesday, March 20, at 5:30 p.m. The process for course requests will be reviewed along with other topics for new families. After this presentation, our counselors will meet with students at their Diocesan partner school over the next couple of weeks. There will be an evening meeting for students who currently attend public or other private schools (date TBD).


You can always access all our key dates here on our Admissions calendar, including the following key summer dates:


  • Freshman Fun Day - Monday, July 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SLCHS

  • New Student Tablet Training - Tuesday-Wednesday, July 30-31

  • Student Orientation- Thursday August 1, (Juniors & Seniors-9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Freshmen & Sophomores-1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • First Day of School- Monday August 12


Remember, please share a photo of your new Saint & tag us on social media!

Subsidy Forms Due by April 15

Subsidy forms are due by April 15th for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have not yet turned yours in, please click here to download and print the form. Forms may be turned into the front office or emailed to Heather Ieyoub, Director of Admissions, at hieyoub@slchs.org.


**If your student has applied to St. Louis Catholic as a new student but has not yet received a packet in the mail, please log back into your RenWeb account to make sure you have completed both the enrollment process AND FACTS. If you are having difficulty, please contact Heather Ieyoub.***

A Note About Uniforms

All incoming freshmen beginning with the 2019-2020 school year are required to purchase uniforms with our new logo to be in compliance with school requirements. For more information on branding at St. Louis Catholic, please refer to the visual identity packet on our website, or contact Advancement/Communications Coordinator Rachel Jones at rjones@slchs.org or 436-7275 Ext. 238.
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SENIORS AND JUNIORS

Senior Activities Update - Tea and Crawfish Boil Payment Due Friday

Payment for the tea and crawfish boil is due to Carrie Collins by tomorrow (Friday, March 15).


The location for the Senior Mother-Daughter Tea has been finalized - TreeHouse at Oak Crossing on Saturday, May 11. Invitations will go out in April.

**Moms, please send one labeled washed tea cup and saucer to the school front office no later than May 3. The tea cup can be an heirloom or a new one! They will be used at the Mother-Daughter Tea as well as your daughter’s take-home gift that day.**


Senior Activities Summary:

Baccalaureate Mass - Monday, May 6 at 6 p.m. (St. Margaret’s Catholic Church)

Beach Bash - Friday, May 10 (Lake Charles Country Club)

Mother/Daughter Tea - Saturday, May 11; 2-4 p.m. (TreeHouse at Oak Crossing)

Father/Son Crawfish Boil - Sunday, May 12; 2-4 p.m. (at Geoff & Carrie Collins’: 4800 Bellerive Ln.)

Senior Honors Night - Monday, May 13 at 6 p.m. (Krajicek Gym)

Graduation - Tuesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. (Burton Coliseum)

Junior Parents - Time to Order Rings!

The junior ring ceremony in May is fast approaching. Please go to balfour.com and search St. Louis Catholic High School if you still need to order your junior their class ring. More styles than ever to choose from!

SUMMER PROGRAMS

ACLU SUMMER ADVOCACY PROGRAM APPLICATIONS OPEN UNTIL APRIL 7

The ACLU Summer Advocacy Program (July 20-26) brings together high school students ages 15-18 from across the country to participate in a firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. During this week-long program in Washington, D.C., students participate in electives and seminars led by lobbyists, community activists, lawyers and ACLU experts to enhance their knowledge of civil liberties, social justice issues and advocacy campaigns. Click here to learn more.


The application deadline is April 7. Financial aid is available. *High school graduates are eligible to apply for the Advanced Advocacy Program.*

Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy Set for June 9-12; Applications Open

The 2019 Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy (LGLA) will take place June 9-12, and applications are now open!

Applications are open to young women leaders entering 9th-11th grade. Girls selected for the academy will have the opportunity to learn to lead through communication, relationship building and public service. Click here to complete the application. The deadline is April 1.


Upon submission of the application, students will be asked to submit an extracurricular resume (August 2017-present) including their school GPA, a letter of recommendation and a 150-word essay (“Why I should be a leader selected for LGLA”).

Here’s a video highlighting last year’s program. Please contact Katie Martin at nicholls.girlsleadership@gmail.com with any questions.

Legislative Youth Advisory Council Applications Open Until March 22

The Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is now accepting applications for membership from high school students who have an interest in representing the voices of other young people around the state. LYAC is an annually appointed body composed entirely of students that addresses issues affecting the youth of Louisiana.


The purpose of LYAC is to facilitate the communication between youth and the legislature, and to give students a unique opportunity to be involved in the workings of state government. The council studies and addresses issues of importance to young people, such as education, community service, employment, strategies to increase youth participation in government, safe environments for youth, substance abuse, underage drinking, and youth health and physical fitness.


Members of the council are selected from a wide pool of applicants from around the state who display a strong interest in civic involvement. The 31-member body includes three student members selected from each of the congressional districts.


The deadline for applications is March 22, 2019. Click here to access the application. All applicants are required to submit two recommendation letters and short essay questions with their application. For additional information please contact Megan Bella at bellam@legis.la.gov or 225-342-2370.

TECH TALK AND LIBRARY NEWS

Tech Talk with Melanie LeJeune

Saints Read! Do You?

We are moving right along with our "Saints Read" initiative launched in February to generate campus-wide enthusiasm around reading – particularly chemistry teacher Caleb Monroe’s first book Breaking Free.


Check out this quick video by Monroe and Librarian/Technology Coach Melanie LeJeune exploring the book so far, including some key questions to think about as you read. And don’t forget – join the Saints community for a Book-End Party before or after school on April 3. It's never too late to start reading - You can start any time!

CAMPUS MINISTRY

St. Joseph's Altar at SLCHS March 19

Thank you to families for donating items for our St. Joseph’s altar. The celebration will take place on Tuesday, March 19. All are welcome to attend.

Bowling with the Sisters March 24

In a follow-up to Putt Putt with Priests, we will be having Bowling with the Sisters on Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. at Petro Bowl. The cost is $10 (pay at the bowling alley) and includes games, shore hire, two slices of pizza and a drink. Come and meet some of the Sisters who are serving in our Diocese. Families are welcome!

IN THE COMMUNITY

Joining Hands for Autism at St. Louis Catholic is April 6

Online registration is now open for the 2019 Joining Hands for Autism Walk set for Saturday, April 6, at St. Louis Catholic High School. Last year the event raised more than $30,000 for Autism Services of SWLA, The Autism Society Southwest Louisiana Chapter and St. Nicholas Center for Children. Contact Ada O'Quain '09 at 337-491-0800 or aoquain@stnickcenter.org with any questions.

ALUMNI

Coming Soon to a Mailbox Near You - Spirit of St. Louis Catholic Magazine

Our Advancement Department is working on a revitalized Spirit of St. Louis Catholic glossy magazine that will be mailed to all families and alumni in our database in April 2019. This magazine highlights what makes our school shine - the history, the personalities and the commitment to help our students develop a strong foundation in faith, academics, athletics, the arts, and whatever vocation they choose to pursue after high school.


If you're a graduate of St. Louis Catholic, St. Charles Academy, Landry Memorial or Sacred Heart, be sure to update your information online at this link to ensure you receive a copy!

2019 Hall of Fame Nominations Open!

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of St. Louis Catholic High School, we will honor our Hall of Fame inductees at the All Saints Golden Gala & Auction on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at Calcasieu Marine National Bank.


Our Hall of Fame inductees will either be alumni of St. Louis Catholic or one of our parent institutions (St. Charles Academy and Landry Memorial) or sister school (Sacred Heart) or people who have been associated with our school in the past. Please take a moment and nominate someone who is worthy of receiving the honor at this link.


If you would like to volunteer on a committee for our 2019 Auction, please contact Director of Advancement Ashley Ivey-Atkins at aatkins@slchs.org. #staygolden

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Upcoming Events

Friday, March 15

Schedule A-C-D-F-G

Divine Mercy Chaplet, 7:15 a.m. (Chapel)

End of the 3rd Quarter

Life Share Blood Drive

Lady Saints Softball at Sulphur Tournament (Frasch Park)

State Powerlifting

French Club Movie/Game Night

Saints Baseball vs. Marksville, 4 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. (Legion Field)

State Powerlifting Meet (Alexandria)

Cheer Tryouts


Saturday, March 16

Lady Saints Softball at Sulphur Tournament (Frasch Park)

State Powerlifting

Fleur De Lis Theresians Day of Reflection

Golf Team at Sulphur (Frasch Park Golf Course)

Saints Tennis at Menard (Alexandria)


Monday, March 18

Schedule A-B-E-F-H

Grades Due at 8 a.m.

Admin Team Meeting at 9 a.m.

St. Louis Catholic Golf Tournament at Lake Charles CC & Gray Plantation

Sudden Impact Field Trip

JV Baseball at Sam Houston, 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. (Sam Houston)

Lady Saints Softball at Lake Arthur, 5 p.m.

Academic Study Hall, 5:30-7 p.m. (Cafeteria)

ICC's Teen Acts Meeting, 6-9 p.m. (SLCHS Commons)

Saints Baseball at Catholic (NI), 6 p.m. (University of Lafayette)


Tuesday, March 19

Adjusted Schedule B-C-St. Joseph’s Altar-Common Lunch-D-E-G

NHS Meeting, 7:15 a.m. (Library)

St. Louis Catholic Golf Tournament at Lake Charles CC & Gray Plantation

Sudden Impact Field Trip

Saints Tennis vs. Teurlings, 3:30 p.m. (Ward 3 Courts)

Lady Saints Softball at South Beau, 5 p.m.

Saints Baseball at Benton, 6 p.m. (Louisiana College)

Our Lady of Seven Dolors Confirmation

Saint Joan of Arc/Sacred Heart, Oakdale Confirmation


Wednesday, March 20

Schedule A-Mass-D-F-H

10th grade will have Lenten Holy Hour

Concert Choir at Festival, 12:45 p.m. (MSU Bulber Auditorium)

Adoration at Both Lunches in the Dance Studio

Grade Verifications Due at 3 p.m.

Academic Information Night for New Parents, 6 p.m. (SLCHS Cafeteria)

Academic Study Hall, 5:30-7 p.m. (Library)

Our Lady Help of Christians, Our Lady of Perpetual Help,Immaculate Conception, (Jennings) Confirmation


Thursday, March 21

Schedule B-C-E-G-H

Student Council at District Workshop, all day (Sulphur)

Sudden Impact Field Trip

Speech & Debate Meeting, 2:40 p.m. (Room #5)

Saints Tennis at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. (Crowley)

JV Track at Sulphur JV Relays (Sulphur)

Lady Saints Softball vs LCCP, 5 p.m. (College Oaks Park)

Saints Baseball at Live Oak, 6 p.m. (LSUE)

Our Lady of Prompt Succor Confirmation


Friday, March 22

Schedule A-C-D-F-G

Spirit Dress Day sponsored by FBLA

Sudden Impact Field Trip

Student Council Meeting, 7:15 a.m. (Dance Studio)

Divine Mercy Chaplet, 7:15 a.m. (Chapel)

Report Cards will be emailed at 2:30 p.m.

JV Baseball at Sulphur, 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. (McMurray Park)

Lady Saints Softball at Barbe, 5:30 p.m.

Saints Track at St. Louis Taussig Relays (Westlake)


Saturday, March 23

Diocesan Middle School Quiz Bowl

Saints Baseball vs Grand Lake, JV at 11 a.m. & Varsity at 1 p.m. (Legion Field)

Saints Golf vs. Hathaway (Jennings Golf Course)

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