Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, October 18, 2018


Dear Saints Parents,

As you may know, our Academic Study Hall program is part of our commitment to improving the entire St. Louis Catholic High School experience for all our students - academically, spiritually and athletically. I wanted to share that this initiative has gotten off to a very successful start on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7 p.m. here on campus.

Athletes from across all sports have been participating - remember, it is mandatory for student-athletes with a D or below in any class - and they are tutored by teachers and members of National Honor Society. Academic Study Hall will continue through the end of the 2018 calendar year, so please encourage your children to attend if they need extra help. Together, we will continue to strengthen our academic performance. We are Saints!

God Bless,

Pat Neck

Athletic Director

Cheer on Saints Football Tonight

The Saints host Jennings at Cougar Stadium tonight at 7 p.m. in a rare Thursday night contest. St. Louis Catholic will try for its second straight win after defeating Washington Marion this past week, 27-22.

Our students gathered in the Commons for an impromptu pep rally during break to get the spirit flowing. We hope to see you tonight cheering the Saints to another victory!

Academic Updates

We hope sophomore and junior parents who were able to attend the meeting on Wednesday evening left with beneficial information. The complete presentation and other information from the meeting are available here. Parents and students can also pick up handouts in the front office or counseling office any time.

Here are a couple of quick links we discussed Wednesday:

As always, we are available to answer any academic question and help guide our Saints to a promising future. Have questions? Email Mia Orgeron, Assistant Principal, or counselors Susan Holmes and Maci David.

Reminder: Grandparents Day is Friday, Nov. 9

Save the Date for Grandparents Day at St. Louis Catholic! On Friday, Nov. 9, grandparents are invited to visit their Saints starting at 12:30 p.m. for gourmet desserts and coffee, followed by a Day of Remembrance and Veteran's Day celebration at 1:45 p.m. in the Krajicek Gym, featuring performances by the band and choir.

Freshman and sophomore grandparents will join their Saints in the main building, while junior and senior grandparents will assemble in the gym for food and pictures. We will have golf carts to help transport grandparents from the parking lots. The pictures are $5 and all proceeds will benefit teacher grants distributed by the Parent Guild.

Save the Date for Open House: Nov. 28, 2018

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Saints Faculty Spotlight: Jennifer Lyons

Meet Saints Biology I Pre-AP and Environmental Science teacher Jennifer Lyons, who joined the St. Louis Catholic faculty in 2018:

1. Hometown? Dublin, TX

2. How many years teaching? 9 years in research labs working with undergraduates, graduates and post-doctoral students, and 9 years in middle and high School

3. Favorite quote? "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. -Woodrow Wilson

4. Favorite food? Char-grilled oysters from Drago's in New Orleans

5. Best moment(s) at St. Louis Catholic so far? Attending Mass with the students and listening to our amazing choir!

6. What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend? Going for a run with my two older children or snuggling with my two younger children.

Tech Talk with Melanie LeJeune

This week, students received an email with instructions for how to access the OneNote Planner that contains the schedules for the year along with other resources.

  • Please note that special schedules can change during the year. Always refer to the Google Master Calendar or Moodle Calendar for clarification.

For further reading: How Tech is Changing Childhood by CommonSense Media

Saints Cross Country Record Set

Congratulations to Saints sophomore runner Ivan Appleton, who set a St. Louis Catholic cross country record with a blistering time of 15:59 during this past weekend's meet at Teurlings. This landmark comes just after our Lady Saints won the Sam Houston meet Oct. 11!

Saints Junior Olivia Rupert Earns Choir Honor

Junior Olivia Rupert was named to the Louisiana Music Educators Association (LMEA) All State Choir. As one of the top choir students in Louisiana, she will travel to sing at the LMEA annual conference in November. Congratulations to Olivia on this tremendous honor!

Reminder: Apostolic Hour Opportunities for your Students

"ReNew/Clean Up Day" at Orange Grove-Graceland Cemeteries: Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m.

In an effort to Restore and ReNew Orange Grove-Graceland Cemeteries, a group of concerned citizens in Lake Charles is requesting volunteers for a “ReNew/Clean Up Day." These two cemeteries are privately owned and are not managed by the City of Lake Charles, so the upkeep of the graves/tombs are left to family members, if any are still with us. There are over 10,000 individuals buried between the two cemeteries, many of whom are U.S. veterans. For additional information please email renewswla@gmail.com.

Gulf Coast EGGfest benefiting Holden's Hope at Lake Charles Civic Center: Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The inaugural Gulf Coast EGGfest, sponsored by Stine, is seeking student volunteer assistance in shifts of 2.5 hours, mainly with door admission and concessions. All sales benefit Holden's Hope. For more information and to sign up for a shift, please email Chavanne Stine.

Upcoming Events

Friday, Oct. 19

End of the 1st Quarter

Saturday, Oct. 20

Saints Art Club will host a booth at Arts Fest 2018 More Info

Saints Show Choir to perform at Chuck Fest More Info

Saint Louis Art Students earn *Extra Credit* by attending Culture Fest More Info

Monday, Oct. 22

Volleyball at Leesville

Freshman & JV Football vs. Westlake (SLCHS Field)

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Volleyball vs. Jennings (Krajicek Gym)

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Spanish Club Meeting, 7:20 a.m. (Room #32)

Saints Cheer Squad to perform at OLQH's Pep Rally, 1:30 p.m. dismissal

Cross Country at South Beauregard

Thursday, Oct. 25

Grad Sales will meet with juniors regarding ring orders, 10 a.m. (Krajicek Gym)

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

Volleyball at Iowa

Calcasieu Champs Swim Meet (SPAR in Sulphur)

Friday, Oct. 26

Spirit Dress Day sponsored by Key Club. Monies donated to Fight Against Birth Defects.

(Spirit Dress Day Guidelines:

-Students may wear a St. Louis Catholic sport or club T-shirt.

-Students may wear jeans (no holes) or school pants.

-Students may wear tennis shoes or school shoes).

Report Cards will be emailed at 3 p.m.

Saints Football at Westlake, 7 p.m.

Volleyball at ESA Spooktacular Tournament

Saturday, Oct. 27

Volleyball at ESA Spooktacular Tournament

Sunday, Oct. 28

Senior Retreat