Wondering about those Wildcats

Updates and information about our Silliman Wildcats


Happy New Year! We would like to welcome students and faculty back to Silliman! We hope you all have enjoyed winter break!

- Newsletter Editor: Orrin Noland

Upcoming Events!

January 6 ~ School resumes

January 20 ~ NO SCHOOL

January 23 ~ ASVAB Post-Test Meeting for students who took the exam.

January 27 ~ Guest Speaker, Mr. David Ferris, will have an assembly for our students.

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An Important Announcement from our Administrator

Over the past few months, the teachers, administrators, and the Board of Directors have worked diligently to create a school improvement plan. The purpose of this plan is to evaluate our school programs to determine where improvements are needed. While I realize that Silliman has many great aspects, there will always be areas that need improvement. After our work was completed and approved by our Board, we will begin the process of implementing our plan.

The plan focuses on several areas: academics, athletics, finance, facilities, and technology. Each area has specific goals, persons responsible, resources needed, timelines for completion, and identified data to determine the success or lack of. It is our goal to revisit each goal periodically to determine the effectiveness of our actions. If needed, we will revisit our strategies and make adjustments where necessary.

It is the goal of all Silliman’s stakeholders to create the best independent school in the MAIS and in the State of Louisiana.

Mr. Kevin Lemoine

In the Classroom

New and Changing Faces

English Class Teaches Lesson

Mrs. Quebedeaux's 11th grade English class taught a lesson to the elementary classes on the true meaning of Christmas!

Spanish I Field Trip

The Spanish 1 class had a wonderful experience at the Houmas House Plantation. The students took a tour of the plantation and learned about early Louisiana culture. - by Camryn Sibley

Mrs. Riddle's Class Study the Middle Ages

Students in Mrs. Riddle's class created castles for World History. They are studying the Middle Ages and worked with different materials to create their castles.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest

As a fundraiser for the Honor Society, students were able to dress up in their ugliest Christmas sweaters. We had several participants with the winner being Coach Tatum.

Ugly Beard Contest

The Honor Society also sponsored a fundraiser starting out with No-Shave November and extending into December. The participants were able to start growing their beards through the Thanksgiving holiday and had 2 weeks where they could grow out their stubble. The students cheered to show their support for the "best beard" which was won by Peyton Cobb - By Justin Pace

Kindergarten Students Spread Good Cheer

Kindergartners participated in a service project to teach the kids the joy of giving. They took a walking field trip to the Council on Aging and visited the elderly. The Kindergarten took their fall festival profits and got lip balm and giant candy sticks for the participants. The kids made cards and Christmas ornaments. The Kindergarten students wrapped the presents themselves. Pictures show the students walking to the Council down the road from Silliman and then handing out the gifts. They sang "We wish you a Merry Christmas" to the senior citizens. Everyone had a great time - by Victoria Dooley

Kindergarten Christmas Party

5th and 6th grade Chrismas Party

Student Council Christmas Outreach

The Silliman Student Council had their annual Cookies and Carols this year. The Volunteers of America have a day program for special needs adults, and our students brought presents and lots of love to the clients there. The students worked hard to collect a "wish list" of several items for each adult so they would have a special gift for Christmas. The students also fed the day program participants cookies and sang carols and spent time in conversation with the clients at the program. This trip not only provides the day program clients joy for the holiday season but allows our students to give back and enjoy helping others - by Gracie Halbrook

First and Second Grade Program

The first and second grade students provided a festive musical celebration for Christmas. The students had a great time singing and spreading joy for Christmas.

Elementary Toy Drive

Ms. Arnette headed up a toy drive for needy children. Thank you parents for your generosity. You all provided a large number of donations for this toy drive.

Pre-K4 Program and Play

The students in the Pre-K4 performed for their parents in December. These pre-kindergarten students were the cutest storybook characters. They showed their parents how well they could memorize and performed their nursery rhymes as a special treat for Christmas - by Jillian Stringer



Football has finished off and the Wildcats had an amazing season. The Wildcats finished 8-2 and won district for the 2nd year in a row. Jack Jackson, Tyler Archuleta, Brock Berthelot, and Holt McNabb were selected to play in the MAIS All Star Game in Pearl, Mississippi. They left Clinton on Tuesday at noon. They worked hard and practiced with that Wildcat intensity that all of us love to see. By the end of the week, Tyler, Brock, and Jack were all starting on defense. The game was one to remember but our Wildcats lost by 2 points. One of highlights of the game was that Brock Berthelot won defensive MVP, finishing the game with two interceptions. Our All Stars certainly showed what Wildcats are all about!!! - by Tyler Archuleta

Jack Jackson Represents Silliman In the Red Stick Bowl

Jack Jackson represented the Wildcats in the 2019 Red Stick Bowl as a Patriot. Not only did he bring home the best QB/WR Award, but also played Safety and was on special teams. We are all proud of you, Jack!


The Silliman Wildcats faced the Tigers from Centreville Academy on December 10, 2019. The JV girls came out with a dominant victory to remain undefeated. They were lead by 8th grade point guard Shelby Morris. The JV boys also came out with a win. Kyle Gayle lead them to defeat them by more than 30 points. The Varsity also played well. The girls lost a nail-biter by 3 points. They were led by sophomore Ashton Siebert with 17 points and sophomore Kensley Lantrip with 14 points and Lantrip scoring 6 points in a row to bring the Lady Wildcats back. The girls basketball team had a five game winning streak in December. Silliman hosted the Varsity Christmas Tournament and the girls had great success, with each win being achieved by at least 40 points. The Varsity boys topped Centreville in a thriller game by winning 40-38. Justin Pace led the Wildcats with 17 points and right behind him was sharp-shooting Brock Berthelot with 11 points. Way to go cats! - by Justin Pace


Over our Christmas break, Victoria Dooley, Connor McKnight, Jewel Peters, Abigayle Johnston, Kaylan Peterson, Ashton Siebert, and Theresa Stages performed in the pregame performance at the Citrus Bowl (Alabama vs. Michigan) in Orlando, Florida. During their trip, the girls made many friends as they practiced for several hours before heading to the parks - by Connor McKnight

London New Years Day!

Kendall Milton and Regan Schaeffer made All American at cheer camp and qualified to go cheer in the London New Years Day Parade.Throughout the parade they performed special choreography through the streets of London.They were very thankful to have this amazing experience and represent Silliman Cheer at such a wonderful place - article by Kendall Milton

St. Jude Run

Several Silliman families traveled to Memphis to run in the St. Jude marathon weekend to honor Emma Rogillio and the children of St. Jude.

Christmas is the perfect time to get your yearbook. $65 each.

Homecoming and Senior Night Pictures

Did you know we have a Shutterfly Picture Sharing Site? All pictures from Homecoming and Senior Night 2019 are available. Please click the link and it will send you to a site. Password is sillimanyearbook.