Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School | Thurs., Feb. 10, 2022

From the Desk of Our Principal

Already halfway through Q3, the year is flying by. Read below about the academic initiatives we’ve been focusing on over the past few years as an entire Diocese in reading and math. As part of the focus on improvement, 9th and 10th grade students were provided with details about the importance of the benchmark assessments, how to compare results, and the information shared with parents. Incentives will be given to students who show growth and/or on-level scores. Food and jean day incentives work miracles! The bigger lesson is teaching students how to set reasonable goals, and how those goals with solid academic strategies can guide them to success. St. Louis Catholic has a vibrant student life, and the focus of academics can often be hidden. Know that student learning is always at the forefront, even if it doesn’t provide that “red carpet moment” captured for social media. Believe me, observing a calculus class is not for the faint of heart and hard to explain in 100 characters or less! Whether it’s a calculus class or Baking and Pastries, our students are pushed to succeed as we learn to “Honor and Praise God… In All Ways.” For those who enjoy discussing academics, please reach out to continue the conversation.


Go Saints Forever!

Mia Touchet

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February Lunch Orders

Click here to fill out the form for February lunch orders.

~ACADEMICS~

ACT Testing for Juniors: March 9

ACT & Pre-ACT testing will take place on Wednesday, March 9. All freshmen and sophomores will take the Pre-ACT. Juniors will take the computer-based ACT at a reduced cost to families. This fee is due to Mrs. Heather Fruge (hfruge@slchs.org) in the counseling office by Friday, February 18.

2022 - 2023 Scheduling

The counseling team will host parent meetings in the Pavilion to review course selections and other pertinent information for the upcoming school year. Click here to review the course planning guide and course request forms. Please discuss your student's schedule requests with them prior to the meetings.
  • Class of 2024 - Wednesday, February 16 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Class of 2025 - Wednesday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Class of 2026 - Tuesday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Star English & Math

Freshmen and sophomores took the STAR English and Math assessments during the month of January. Students reviewed previous scores and made goals for their winter testing. Teachers use this data to plan instruction and remediate or accelerate students based on their current needs. Students who achieve a benchmark score on both assessments or show growth on one or more tests will earn a reward on Friday, February 18. Click here to learn more about the STAR assessments and ask your student about their most recent scores.

AP GOPO Making History

AP GOPO re-enacted Congress with a Speaker of the House, Senate Majority Leader and standing in for the President of the United States was Officer Stubs. . We signed a very controversial bill into law. Check out this historical re-enactment below...

Macbeth at the Lutcher Theater!

English IV, AP English IV, and Dual Enrollment English classes are headed to the Lutcher Theater next Thursday, February 17, to see a live production of Macbeth. Students, please remember to turn in your field trip permission slip and $20 by next Wednesday, February 16.

~FAITH LIFE~

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Big Shout Out to Hunts Brothers Pizza for providing the pizza for our students! With their help we raised $1200 for Catholic Charities!

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~ADMISSIONS & ADVANCEMENT~

A Heavenly View

We are so grateful to FINALLY have a place on campus to meet as a school community. We celebrated mass this week in our beautiful pavilion complete with a blessing from Father Long for our students and faculty and for the pavilion.


--Photo Credit: Liz Mueller

Our Freshman Class is 70% Full! Don't Wait to Secure Your Spot!

Application & Enrollment is OPEN! To apply for a new student or re-enroll your current Saint visit our website www.slchs.org.


  • If you have a current family & are applying for a sibling, you can do so once you are logged into your account by the apply/enrollment tab. You no longer need to create a new account for each sibling.
  • New families should click on the navy APPLY NOW tab. Follow the prompts. If you haven’t paid the application fee at the end, then your application hasn’t been submitted.
  • If you have a current family & are applying for a sibling, you can do so once you are logged into your account by the apply/enrollment tab. You no longer need to create a new account for each sibling.
  • TIPS- Make sure to click the “Save/Next” button at the very bottom of each screen.
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2021-2022 Yearbook Information -Ads etc.

The due date to place a business ad in this year's Spectre is Feb. 1. The due date to place a senior ad is Feb. 28. Please contact M.Core at mcore@slchs.org with any questions or concerns.

~STUDENT LIFE~

House Time

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Movie Night Under the Stars - hosted by Spanish Club

Join us for a night under the stars on the St. Louis Catholic soccer field.

  • Friday, February 18 at 6:30 pm
  • Bring your blankets and chairs for a fun filled night with Disney's Encanto- a beautifully animated movie you are sure to love
  • Concessions will be sold
Hope to see you there!

Honor Chorus

Congrats to the Honor Choir students of St. Louis Catholic High School who participated along with the rest of Calcasieu Parish students in the District Honor Choir concert at the Tritico Theatre on McNeese State University campus.


Honor Chorus Students:

  • Karen Naquin
  • Maggie Nickel
  • Jamilyn Oro
  • Colin Tanner
  • James Thompson
  • Millie Thompson
  • Adrienne Ward

Around Athletics

Wrestling

Two Saints earned top seeds in this weekend’s state meet in Baton Rouge. Luke Caballero and Hank Milligan are the favorites in their weight classes, while Hank Hebert is seeded second and Graham Montet fourth. Action begins on Friday at the Raising Cane’s River Center.

Girls Basketball

Paris Guillory scored 24 points, Myca Trail had 23 and Gabbie Link added 11 as the Lady Saints clinched their fourth consecutive outright district title with a win over Westlake Tuesday. The team closes out the regular season at Iowa Friday with a chance for their fourth consecutive perfect league slate. Coach Johnson and his squad begin defense of their Division II state championship Tuesday at the Legacy Center.

Boys Basketball

Bryson Hardy scored 16 points and J.D. Soileau added 15 as the Saints moved into a tie for second place in district with a 51-45 win over Westlake Tuesday at the Legacy Center. Up next is a road matchup with district leader Iowa on Friday.

Powerlifting
Cody LeBato won his weight class Saturday at the RAW Invitational at Lafayette. Next up for the team is the regional meet in Abbeville.

Tennis

The girls and boys tennis teams get their 2022 seasons underway today with a match at Jennings. The boys are seeking to defend their 2021 Division III state championship. Defending singles state champion Kai Reinauer and doubles champs Eli Crawford and Ben Reinauer return to the team, as does girls top seed Kyleigh Atkins.

Prom 2022

Click here for everything you need to know about Prom 2022!

~LAGNIAPPE~

Graduation Information for Parent Sponsored Senior Events

The excitement of graduation is around the corner. The information packet for the parent sponsored senior events has been updated. Deadlines are quickly approaching so please check the packet and turn in the student registration form if you have not already done so. The registration form is due on Monday, February 14th. Thank you!!!

Covid Corner

Covid Reporting

3 positive cases reported this week in the Saints Community.


Please use the link on our website to report any Covid related illnesses or email, Teresa Ernst, Covid Coordinator, with any questions.

St. Louis Catholic Foundation & Planned Giving

If you are interested or have further questions, please reach out to Ashley Ivey-Atkins.

Patron Saint - Pillar Partners