Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, December 13, 2018

HALO HIGHLIGHT

Dear Saints Parents,


At the start of the school year, you received an email from our Rector, Father Nathan Long, detailing his three goals, or areas of focus, for the 2018-2019 school year. He discussed advancement, financial transparency and campus ministry. I will address the first two in today’s letter.


In the adjacent graphic - also available on our website - you will see a breakdown of how funds from the 2018 All Saints Auction were allocated. Faculty and staff submitted requests, and a committee comprised of teachers, administration and community members considered those requests. We are proud to say everyone who made a request received some funds, if not their entire ask. Thank you for your support of the Auction and, ultimately, of our Saints. We truly believe the best way to show our gratitude is to be transparent in communicating where the funds are going and how we plan to spend them.


One final note about the Auction going forward. In the future, the funds raised by our Auction and other advancement efforts will be part of the school’s general operating budget. In other words, they will not be earmarked to specific items or causes. To maintain a spirit of transparency, you will receive a yearly report of our school’s budget – what was raised and where it was spent after each fiscal year.


Thank you once again for your continued support of St. Louis Catholic High School.


God Bless,

Andrew R. Bradley

Principal

Midterm Exams are Next Week

Christmas break is almost here, and your students finish up the semester with exams next week. Class begins at the normal time on Monday, Dec. 17, when all 8 periods meet.


Here is the schedule for Tuesday-Friday (lunch is from 10:30-10:55):


Tuesday, Dec. 18

A Period Exam, 9-10:30 a.m.

B Period Exam, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

C Period Review, 12:35-1:05 p.m.

D Period Review, 1:10-1:40 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

C Period Exam, 9-10:30 a.m.

D Period Exam, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

E Period Review, 12:35-1:05 p.m.

F Period Review, 1:10-1:40 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 20

E Period Exam, 9-10:30 a.m.

F Period Exam, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

G Period Review, 12:35-1:05 p.m.

H Period Review, 1:10-1:40 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 21

G Period Exam, 9-10:30 a.m.

H Period Exam, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

End of the 2nd Quarter


Need some fueling up during midterms? From Tuesday-Thursday, the Library will have a Snack & Study Time for students from 7:20 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by NHS. Encourage your student to grab a friend and go to the library during their free time.

Need a Stocking Stuffer? Saints Earbuds On Sale for $5!

Teachers ask students to keep earbuds in their computer bags for activities in Edpuzzle, Quizizz, etc., and the library is selling earbuds for $5 right now. You can purchase them in the library or the front office. They come in a nice microfiber bag that can be used to wipe a computer screen. We will use all money raised to purchase new fiction books.

Join Praying Saints on Campus Monday at 8 a.m.

All parents are invited to attend a short time of prayer in the SLCHS Chapel with the Praying Saints committee as we pray for students during midterms on Monday, Dec. 17, at 8 a.m.

St. Louis Catholic Week of Giving Raises $2,018 for Women's Shelter

At St. Louis Catholic, we seek to cultivate the hearts of servants in our students. Students actively served their community in the first week of December during the school’s first-ever “Week of Giving” led by the Yearbook staff, FBLA and NHS.


The week was a “spontaneous and magical” effort by students to encourage giving, said Yearbook Teacher Monica Core. Friday’s Christmas Dance on campus raised $2,018 for the Women’s Shelter.


“I think the reason the week was so successful is because it was student-led and from an organic desire to encourage giving,” Core said. “The students saw a need and came up with solutions. They came up with a week of activities and reached out to other clubs and teachers for help. We were blown away with the response. It seemed like everyone pitched in.”


Click here to read more.

Saints Faculty Spotlight: Laurie McNally

Meet Saints Geometry & Algebra II teacher Laurie McNally, who arrived at St. Louis Catholic in 2018 after nine years of teaching:


Hometown? Vinton

Favorite quote? "Never, Never, Never Give Up!" - Winston Churchill

Favorite food? Crab and shrimp anything

Best moment at St. Louis Catholic so far? The first mass on the first day. It was beautiful and reinforced that God called me to be here.

What will we most likely find you doing on a weekend? Cooking and hanging out with my husband and 3 children

Tour St. Louis Catholic

If you know a prospective Saints student/family who would like a tour of our campus, please direct them to Heather Ieyoub, Director of Admissions, at hieyoub@slchs.org or 436-7275 Ext. 244.


*NOTE: New student priority applications for 2019-2020 are closed. For current families: the Open Application and Re-Enrollment period is from Jan. 21-Feb. 4, 2019. You must re-enroll online during this time period to ensure your spot at St. Louis Catholic for next year. For more information on Admissions, including key dates, click here to visit our website.

3 Saints to Play in I-10 Bowl Saturday

Congratulations to Saints football players Jaleel Goodwin, Benji Chatters and Andrew Kilpatrick for being named to the I-10 Bowl roster of Lake Charles all-stars. The annual game pits the best high school talent in Lake Charles against Lafayette and takes place in Lafayette. Team Lake Charles is aiming for its first win.

St. Louis Catholic Yearbook Special

For December only, all St. Louis Catholic yearbooks from before 2016 will be for sale for $20. We have editions going back as far as 1966. Visit the Alumni section of our website to view the inventory.

Upcoming Events

Friday, Dec. 14

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

Prom Committee Meeting, 7:20 a.m. (Room # 27)

Life Share Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Landry Library)

Lady Saints Soccer at Lakeshore, 5 p.m.

Saints Soccer at Lakeshore, 7:30 p.m.

Lady Saints Basketball at Sam Houston High School Tournament

Saints Basketball vs David Thibodeaux, JV at 5:30 p.m. & Varsity to follow (Krajicek Gym)

SLCHS Concert Choir performing with the Lake Charles Community Band


Saturday, Dec. 15

Lady Saints Basketball at Sam Houston High School Tournament

Lady Saints Soccer at Northlake Christian, 9 a.m.

Saints Soccer at Northlake Christian, 11 a.m.

Lady Saints Soccer at Pope John Paul, 1 p.m.

Saints Soccer at Pope John Paul, 3 p.m.

Saints Wrestling at Lafayette


Monday, Dec. 17

8 Period Day Schedule

Praying Saints, 8 a.m. (Chapel)

Freshmen Boys Basketball at Sulphur, 6:15 p.m. & 7 p.m.


Tuesday, Dec. 18

A Period Exam, 9-10:30 a.m.

B Period Exam, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

C Period Review, 12:35-1:05 p.m.

D Period Review, 1:10-1:40 p.m.


Wednesday, Dec. 19

C Period Exam, 9-10:30 a.m.

D Period Exam, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

E Period Review, 12:35-1:05 p.m.

F Period Review, 1:10-1:40 p.m.


Thursday, Dec. 20

E Period Exam, 9-10:30 a.m.

F Period Exam, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

G Period Review, 12:35-1:05 p.m.

H Period Review, 1:10-1:40 p.m.


Friday, Dec. 21

G Period Exam, 9-10:30 a.m.

H Period Exam, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

End of the 2nd Quarter

Faculty Christmas Luncheon, 1 p.m. (Commons)

Lady Saints Basketball vs South Beau, 6 p.m. (Krajicek Gym)

Louisiana Showcase of Soccer

Saints Basketball in Jennings Tournament


Saturday, Dec. 22

Louisiana Showcase of Soccer

Saints Basketball in Jennings Tournament

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at St. Louis Catholic High School!