St. Louis Catholic School News

May 15, 2019

Principal's Corner

Morning Prayer for 2019-2020

The 7th graders wrote prayers for the morning announcements next year. After votes were calculated we have a winner! Thank you to the teachers who helped vote and to the 7th grade for submitting their heartfelt prayers. Congratulations - Megan Batta, Sady Hirt, Ella Moster, and Hannah Wells. Their prayer is below.

“Eternal Father, who sent your Son to save us from our sins, thank you for blessing us every day! Please help us to always reflect your kindness and mercy. Forgive us when we fail and inspire us to do our best with your help and guidance. In your good and holy name, we pray. Amen”

Thank you,

Chad Moeller

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Calendar of Events

  • May 16th & 17th -- Chicago trip for 8th grade
  • May 16th - Kindergarten field trip to Aquarium
  • May 17th - 1st grade field trip to the zoo
  • May 17th - 2nd grade field trip to Michaela Farm
  • May 20th - Track awards, 6:30 pm in SLS cafeteria
  • May 22nd - All school Mass, 5th grade
  • May 22nd - Student Council to Ronald McDonald House
  • May 24th - 8th grade Graduation and Dance, Mass at 6:00 pm
  • May 27th - Memorial Day Holiday -- No School
  • May 29th - Preschool end-of-year programs, Activity Center
  • May 30th - All School Mass, 4th grade
  • May 30th - End of Grading Period--Last Day!! Field Day!!

Summer hours

Summer Hours for School and Parish Office:

School Office

May 31 - June 7th - the office will be open from 8 am - 1 pm

Starting June 11th - July 24th the office will be open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 am - 12 pm.

Please email any questions or concerns to or We will be checking email and phone messages along with our mailbox in the Parish Office weekly.

Parish Office

Starting June 3rd the office will be open on Monday from 8-4 pm (closed for lunch break from 12 to 1 pm) and Tuesday-Friday from 8-1 pm.

Report Cards

Report Cards will be available in the School Office, and may be picked up beginning on June 3rd. If any money is owed to St. Louis for the 2018/2019 School Year (ie: lunch money, tuition, book fees, technology fees) the report card will not be released until paid. We will have a list in the office with this information. Feel free to call prior to coming to pick up your report card.


Keep Collecting!

Thank you to everyone who has sent in the "Coke" caps and codes from the boxes and Box Tops. We had a great collection on both.

Please continue saving them over the summer. They can be dropped off in the containers in the back of church.

PTO Meeting

We had a great time at the volunteer appreciation dinner last week and held our last meeting of the school year. There is no meeting on Wednesday, May 15 as previously scheduled.

PTO Positions

Please welcome Amy Streator who will be the PTO VP next school year!

We are also currently filling Chair/Committee positions for the coming school year. If you would like to learn more about PTO opportunities, please contact Jill Weberding for more information:

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Mark you calendars!

Walk to School Day will be Wed. May 22. We REALLY need a big turn-out and we REALLY need to get there extra early this year. More details to come!

Field Day info

Parents please don't forget to sign up for FD this year. We are in need of 3-5 workers, and few others also. Thanks so much for all your hard work. You should also have received an email from Joan with a supply list. If you can't help that day, but would like to donate something to help the day go smoother, that would be wonderful.

Please contact Erin Trenkamp with any questions, as she is the "go to" person for Field Day. Thanks!

BAAC Young Artist Showcase Writing Winners Newsletters

Congratulations to Luke Meyer, Maddie Schrand, and Emma Livers! These 8th graders are winners in the YAS Short Story competition this year. They will be honored at a special reception on May 23rd.

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SLS Louis Rummage Sale info

Rummage Sale News:

Drop Off – Sun. June 2 from 9am – 4pm

Mon. June 3 – Wed. June 6 from 8am – 8pm

Sorting - Sun. June 2 from 9am – 4pm

Mon. June 4 – Wed. June 5 from 8am – 8am (Ladies Night)

Thur. June 6 from 8am – 12pm

Sale- Fri. June 7 from 8am – 6pm

Sat. June 8 from 8am – 4pm (12pm - 4pm ½ price)

Sun. June 9 from 8am – 1:00pm ($2 a provided Kroger bag)

Lots of help is needed for our Annual Rummage Sale. A Sign Up Genius will be will emailed home soon for you to sign up. You do not have to sign up to help sort - if you have an hour here or there to help please stop in and help. Students may help with sorting. This is a great way to get service hours. We need people to commit to cashiering on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

If you are interested in being on the committee or have any questions please contact Jan Narwold

Yearbooks for Sale

We have a small supply of yearbooks available for sale in the school office. If you did not order yours ahead of time and would like one, please stop in. They are $20 each. Thank you!

7th grade Academic Team

St. Louis seventh grade academic team competed at LaSalle High school on Thursday night for the yearly academic team competition. The team of Kate Weber, Claire Saner, Megan Batta, Madison Wanstrath, Marco Canessa, Sadie Wachsmann, Sadie Hirt, and Maggie Beiser brought their A game to the match. They scored third place in the second round. Congratulations Team!
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8th grade Academic Team

Eighth grade academic team consisting of Megan Raab, Mary Hunter, Summer Ratcliffe, Charlie Schebler, and Jalyn Stenger competed at Lasalle High School on Wednesday night. They have worked really hard over the academic team season and put forth their full effort to come in second in the first round match.
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Haiti bowls "Thank You"

The St. Louis Haiti Ministry would like to thank all of the students, families, and staff for participating in the Haiti Bowl collection during Lent. We collected $1164.71 to help provide tuition and meals for the school children in Gandou. We sincerely appreciate all you have done to help the poor families in Haiti. Please continue to pray for our ministry and for the people of Haiti.

"THANK YOU" from Jr. High AR Auction


Mrs. Giesting and the entire junior high would like to thank the following local businesses for donating to our AR Auction. We literally got over $1,000.00 in donations from these people! Please support them and thank them as you go about the community!

Southeastern IN YMCA

Subway of Batesville

FCN Bank

Batesville Tool and Die

Jen Saner Photography

McDonalds of Batesville

Bessler's Trackside Auto

Arby's of Batesville

MainSource/First Financial Bank

Weberding's Carving Shop


Bird in a Tree Boutique

The Herald Tribune

Schmidt's Bakery

Hirt and Ellco

Gehrings, Inc.

Dr. Konnersman, MDDS

Harmeyer's Supermarket


Mrs. Samantha Giesting

SLS: 6-8 Literature/Reading

Joan's T-shirt Printing

End Of Year Sale for St. Louis Spiritwear hoodies and t-shirts is going on now! We still have several SLS items on the clearance rack. Items are available on sale at

St. Louis School gets back 20% from each item purchased!

Thank you,

Joan's T-Shirt Printing


Field trip fun

The 7th grade field trip to the Indiana State Museum last week was enjoyed by all!
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Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Please mark your calendars! Our next two Pizza Hut fundraisers will take place during the summer. They will be held on Wednesday as usual, on June 12th and July 10th from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. Enjoy some great tasting pizza while helping out St. Louis at the same time. Thank you for your support!

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Uniform Exchange Dates

We have just a couple of "uniform exchange" dates remaining for this school year:

Saturday, May 4th from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, May 7th from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 11th from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, or need additional information, you may email Amy Tonges at, and she will be happy to help you. Thank you!

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"I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life. HE gave me life, that I might enjoy all things."

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~~Volunteer Schedule below~~

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Weekly Bingo is desperately in need of additional volunteers, especially during Week 2. See the positions marked *__________ on the schedule. Please contact Amber McGuire with questions or to join this incredible team: 812-934-3204 x 222 or
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2019 Volleyball Sign-Up

Volleyball sign-ups are now going on for (next year's) 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Sign up sheets will be posted outside the Jr HIgh classrooms until Friday, May 17th. If interested, please be sure to put your name on the list. Thank you!

7th grade Volleyball coach

St. Louis is looking for a 7th grade Volleyball coach for next year. Open gyms and practice will start about 5 or 6 weeks before the first match in mid August. Jennifer Meer will be coaching the 8th grade.

Please contact Mike Burkhart, the AD, at ( ) if you are interested.

Thank you!

Mike Burkhart

Athletic Director

St. Louis School

Way to go!

Santiago Schutte and Kate Weber both qualified for the CYO track and field Championships in Indy at the IUPUI campus in the 1600 meter run (1 mile)!!! Congrats to both!!
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Open Gyms

IHSAA require all participants to have a physical on file dated on or after 4/1/19 to be valid for the next school year. We follow IHSAA and this includes any practice or open gyms.

We are collecting these forms now. Please be sure to bring your physical and concussion form along with your registration form to the office.

Mike Burkhart

Athletic Director

St. Louis School

812-525-6585 ( cell )

St Louis Golf Team @ Batesville Invitational

The St Louis golf team concluded their season, Saturday, at the Batesville Invitational at Cricket Ridge golf club. The Cardinals had a good showing by posting a 226 for the tournament. Other team scores were Batesville Girls - 207, Batesville Boys - 216, Greensburg - 214, Rushville - 220, Franklin County Boys - 236, Franklin County Girls 238.

Scoring for St Louis were Jackson Wanstrath (4th in boys division), Eli Vogelsang, Rhea Miller, and Eli Weiler.

Go Cardinals!
Coach Streator

St Louis Track & Field results

The St Louis Track & Field team concluded their season on Monday, May 13 with a 4-way meet at Southwestern with North Decatur and Waldron.

The Cardinal girls were just three points behind both Southwestern and North Decatur (51 - 51 - 48) to earn third place, while Waldron girls gained 31. On the boys side, North Decatur won with 78, followed by Southwestern at 58, Waldron at 29, and St. Louis with 9.

Event winners for the Cardinals were:

Allie Savage - 200M dash

Kate Weber - High Jump, 1600M run

2nd place finishes went to:

Allie Savage - 100M dash

Kate Weber - 400M run

Thomas Lohmueller - 1600M run

3rd place was claimed by:

Ella Moster - Hurdles

Sadie Wachsmann - Discus

Isabelle Wonnell - High Jump

Isabelle Wonnell, Sadie Wachsmann, Ava Owens, Lexi Scheiner - 4x400M relay

Ella Moster, Lilly Schebler, Hope Kroen, Allie Savage - 4x100M relay

4th place was earned by:

Ella Moster - Long Jump

Lexi Scheiner - 400M run

Isabelle Wonnell - 800M run

5th place went to:

Allie Savage - Long Jump

Sadie Wachsmann - Shotput, 800M run

Thomas Lohmueller - Hurdles, 400M run

Christian Mack - 200M dash

Santiago Schutte - 1600M run

Henry Wanstrath - Long Jump

New PR's were as follows:

Shotput - Marc Meneses

High Jump - Isabelle Wonnell (tie)

Long Jump - Ella Moster, Henry Wanstrath

1600M run - Thomas Lohmueller, Santiago Schutte (tie)

400M run - Abbey Wuestefeld, Thomas Lohmueller

800M run - Isabelle Wonnell, Sadie Wachsmann

200M dash - Abbey Wuestefeld, Christian Mack

Great job Cardinals! Way to finish the season strong!

Athletic Forms

Click here for a link to the forms.

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BAAC Young Artist Showcase Reception

See below for information on the BAAC's Young Artist Showcase reception on May 23rd.

Thank you so much!
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Batesville cheer camp

Batesville Youth Cheerleading camp is coming up soon!. Please see the flyer below for details. Hope to see many of you there!
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Batesville Memorial Public Library Summer Reading Calendars

Below are the calendars for our summer reading program. Sign up begins June 3rd. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks!

Kim Porter, Director

Batesville Memorial Public Library

131 N. Walnut St.

Batesville, IN 47006

(812) 934-4706

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Fastest Kid in Town

We're excited to bring back the Fastest Kid in Town, sponsored by Batesville Casket and Hillenbrand, Inc. This event will be held in downtown Batesville, IN in the Batesville Shopping Village block of East Pearl Street.

The "Fastest Kid In Town" will begin at 5 pm Saturday, August 3. Kids will race according to their age and gender, with a "Fastest Kid" title to be given out for each group. Participants will range from ages 2-12, girls and boys.

In conjunction with this event, the City of Batesville will be holding its annual Batesville Bash. This is a fun, family event with food and activities for all ages.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Please register at:

Thank you!

Fastest Kid in Town Team

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Click here for SLS website & link to registration forms

This will take you to the registration page of St. Louis website.

Click here for Choice Scholarship & SGO Applications

This will take you to the Financial Assistance page of St. Louis website.

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