St. Louis Catholic High School
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Halo Highlight: Back to School Night is Aug. 28!
Dear Saints Families,
We hope you're looking forward to Back to School Night on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The schedule looks a little different this year, with the first segment of the evening largely geared toward new families. Parents received an email yesterday that contained the schedule below. **If you didn't see it, please check your SPAM folder. Students should check their SPAM folder daily, as some important emails unfortunately do get hidden there.**
We hope to see you all Wednesday!
5:45-6:00 p.m.: Social in the Commons - your opportunity to meet other families, sign up for Parent Guild, shop the Saints spirit store, get your 2019-2020 St. Louis Catholic directory, and drop off any items for the Golden Gala at the Golden Table!
6:00-6:25 p.m.: New Family Brief Orientation - Mr. Bradley, Ms. Orgeron, Mrs. Holmes, Mrs. Atkins, Mrs. Ieyoub & Coach Neck will address new families.
6:30-7:55 p.m.: Explore Your Child's Schedule on a Dynamic Fast Track! This is your chance to meet all of your child's teachers for 8 minutes each. You'll get to know who they are, the content and focus of each class, and a little about the daily routine/what major projects your child will be doing this school year.
AP Student Reminders
Dear AP Students,
I hope you are doing well. Please adhere to the following reminders:
Read and electronically submit your signed contract to your teacher (Google Classroom, Moodle, or Class Notebook) by August 26
Submit your signed contract to the Counseling Department section on your class level Moodle page by August 26
Pay your dues through FACTS by September 27
Also, if you are receiving an error message when trying to log into College Board or to create a College Board account, please know we are working on the issue. At this time, the direction we have received from College Board is that students MUST call the student line at 888-225-5427 to resolve the issue. College Board will not allow me to rectify the situation, as the issue pertains to student accounts. In addition, please make sure you are using the most up-to-date version of Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox. Internet Explorer will not work. Thanks so much for your cooperation.
Dual Enrollment Students: Tuition & Fee Deadline is TOMORROW
Counselor Connection Newsletter Debut!
This year students will sign up for college recruiter visits in advance and receive passes to attend. Sign-up sheets are located in the Counseling office. Here's what's been scheduled so far (also listed under Announcements on the Counseling webpage):
- LSU College of Music & the Dramatic Arts – Friday, Sept. 6, at 8 a.m.
- Tulane University – Monday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 a.m.
- Northwestern University – Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 a.m.
In October, all our students in grades 9-11 will have the opportunity to participate in the national PSAT exam. One benefit of taking the PSAT is that students get the chance to see what college admissions testing looks like ... once we have the scores back from PSAT, our Counseling Team will hold outreach sessions showing students and parents how to interpret the scores and how students can improve on areas of weakness.
Student Life Announcements
Tech Talk with Melanie LeJeune
How to Set Up a RenWeb Account and More
Library Media Specialist Melanie LeJeune has provided some very helpful links for both students and parents...please read below:
For New Parents:
For All Parents:
Your computer has important updates it needs to get periodically, but definitely after the first Tuesday of every month. Updates are suppressed at school, so you must check for them at home. To learn how to do this, watch this 1-minute video, and see the Help Desk in the Library if needed.
Golden Gala & Auction Update
Help Us Stock the Golden Bar & Sweet Shop!
Our Gold Mine also is in need of desserts for the Golden Gala & Auction! If you love to bake and have a heart to give, please click here to donate an item to our sweet shop (aka Gold Mine!) Any questions, please contact Sweet Shop Chair Staci VanHoose at 540-7695 or firstname.lastname@example.org. #staygolden
Great Tuition Giveaway Tickets Available
The annual GREAT TUITION GIVEAWAY will be a premier drawing once again at the Golden Gala & Auction, and tickets are available for purchase now! This is a limited offer - we will sell only 100 tickets (about 70 tickets remain) - which increases your chance to win! For only $200 you'll have a chance to win one year of tuition & registration fees at St. Louis Catholic High School (redeemable up to three years) valued at more than $8,000. Click here to get your tickets now for the Great Tuition Giveaway!
**Tuition prize may not be redeemed for cash and does not grant entry into the school. Need not be present to win. May be applied to the 2019-2020 school year.**
Around Saints Athletics
Century Club Membership Cards On Sale!
Countdown to Football Season - 8 Days!
Then the real action begins Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. in the season opener vs. Crowley at Cougar Stadium! Click here to see the full football schedule as the Saints look to contend for the District 4-3A crown and more this season. Crescent City Sports' Ken Trahan says not to sleep on St. Louis Catholic in 2019! Read more.
Homecoming 2019 Information
We're also thrilled to be holding an Alumni Mass to conclude Homecoming Week Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at 11 a.m. Fr. Long will celebrate Mass on campus, and then we will serve a light lunch and hold school tours for alumni of St. Louis Catholic, St. Charles Academy, Landry Memorial and Sacred Heart. All are welcome!
New Teacher Spotlight - Dr. Dena Matzenbacher, Ph.D.
We are very excited to spotlight the new faculty members who joined the faculty at St. Louis Catholic this school year! Next up in the series is Dual Enrollment Psychology 101 teacher Dena Matzenbacher:
Hometown? Lufkin, Texas
Teaching Background? I've taught at the college level for about 22 years, and at McNeese for 20 years. I've taught Dual Enrollment Psychology in the past, but this is my first time actually teaching on a high school campus!
Favorite Quote? Failing to plan is planning to fail!
Favorite Foods? Mexican food.
What will we most likely find you doing on a weekend? Other than church on Sunday mornings, I'm usually working on the weekends. I do take some breaks to spend time with my family, including a husband, a busy teenager, and a collection of pets. I also enjoy reading, watching movies, and craft projects.
Where do you most hope to make an impact at St. Louis Catholic? I'm most looking forward to seeing students get excited about psychology topics, and perhaps recruiting some really great students to come study psychology (or other topics) at McNeese!
Shout-Out to Mrs. Manns' Honors Physics Class!
Friday, August 23
Saints Football Scrimmage, 5:30 p.m.
Monday, August 26
Tuesday August 27
Student Council Meeting at lunch (Krajicek Gym)
Wednesday, August 28
Diocesan Special Ed Meeting, 9-11 a.m.
Back to School Night: Social at 5:45 p.m., New Family Orientation at 6:00 p.m., Explore Your Child's Schedule at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 29
Friday, August 30
Saints Football vs. LaGrange in Sulphur Jamboree, approx. 6:30 p.m.