Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Halo Highlight: Final Exam Schedule and Summer Essentials

Dear Saints Families,


It's hard to believe just one week remains in the school year! It's been a wonderful year at St. Louis Catholic filled with many accomplishments both inside and outside the classroom. We encourage our students to finish strong on their Final Exams, which begin tomorrow (Friday, May 17). Here is the schedule:


Friday, May 17: Exams G & H; Reviews E & F

Monday, May 20: Exams E & F; Reviews C & D

Tuesday, May 21: Exams C & D; Reviews A & B

Wednesday, May 22: Exams A & B

Thursday, May 23: Makeup Exams; Report Cards emailed at 11 a.m.


Time Schedule

8:55 a.m.: Warning Bell

9:00-10:30 a.m.: 1st Exam

10:30-10:55 a.m.: Announcements/Lunch

11:00-12:30: 2nd Exam

12:35-1:05: 1st Review

1:10-1:40: 2nd Review


Students can find their Summer Assignments posted on our school website here. This page will be continuously updated as our teachers finalize these assignments!


Our school office will be open during the summer on Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. We will close Memorial Day (May 27) and the week of July 1-5. Please take note of the following key dates when students return for the 2019-2020 school year:


  • Freshman Fun Day - Monday, July 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SLCHS

  • New Student Tablet Training - Tuesday-Wednesday, July 30-31 (more details to come in next week's Halo Notes)

  • Student Orientation- Thursday, August 1, (Juniors & Seniors- 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Freshmen & Sophomores- 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • First Day of School- Monday, August 12

Academic Updates

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

St. Louis Catholic graduated 137 seniors on Tuesday night at Burton Coliseum, including 44 honor graduates. We are so proud that the class of 2019 earned $6.1 million in scholarship offers. Our school's highest honor, the St. Louis Award, was also presented Tuesday by Bishop Glen John Provost to seniors Meredith Owen and Christopher Zareck. Click here to read more.


Congratulations to all our seniors, and good luck on your next steps in life! We are Saints!

Fall 2019 Dual Enrollment/Advanced Placement Students

If your student is taking Dual Enrollment and/or Advanced Placement courses in Fall 2019, please read the following message from Ms. Tricia Barrow:


First, I wish you all the best as you enter into exam week and hopefully, a restful, fun summer!

Students MUST complete the following steps prior to the fall semester:


DE students

  • Complete ALL steps to the application process (including the McNeese online application) by the start of school; click here to see the step-by-step process on our website - go to slide 8 of the PowerPoint.

  • Pay Dual Enrollment tuition by the schedule change deadline at the start of the fall semester.

AP students

  • Create an AP account this summer using a personal email address.

  • Review the upcoming changes to the AP program.

  • Watch for further communication including a revised AP contract.

  • Pay AP fees by the September 2019 deadline; a $40 late fee will be assessed to those who do not pay on time.


Please watch for further communication regarding payment options for both DE and AP, and again refer to our DE/AP PowerPoint for more detailed information regarding the upcoming school year and both program requirements. Thank you for your cooperation!

Dance I, III and III Students

We cannot wait to create the new dance curriculum with you and discover all of your talents! Ms. Barrow is still ironing out the placement audition times, so please watch for further communication regarding the audition dates.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

All Saints Golden Gala & Auction Tickets Available Now

Roll out the red carpet with us at St. Louis Catholic's 50th anniversary Golden Gala & Auction on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at Calcasieu Marine Bank.


Reserve your tickets and/or tables today by clicking here! Get your reservations in early because we sold out last year. You'll receive a secure link within two weeks to pay for your ticket/table.

Friday is Final Day For Yearbook Payments

Friday, May 17, is the FINAL DAY Monica Core will accept yearbook forms and payment.


If we have any extra, they may be purchased in the fall for $70. Thank you so much for your help in producing St. Louis Catholic's largest yearbook ever!

Join St. Louis Catholic in Ireland!

This trip next summer is open to all students, parents and family members interested in traveling to Ireland in June 2020. The fees include airfare from Lake Charles to Ireland, hotels, tour guide, two meals a day and admission into numerous exhibits. We are trying to secure our group prior to June 1st. If you are interested, please email Mrs. Cathy Richard at crichard@slchs.org for more information.

Class of 2020 - Schedule Your Senior Portraits at Puckett's Now

Dear Class of 2020 Parents and Students,


Jill Mahoney, our school photographer at Puckett's Photography, is giving St. Louis Catholic families an opportunity to book appointments for senior yearbook portraits before she opens her schedule up to other schools this summer. You received an email this morning with details and a flyer. Please call Puckett's at 337-477-9696 to schedule your appointment and ask any questions.

Student News

Tech Talk - Computer Turn-in Instructions

Below, you will find computer turn-in instructions for underclassmen:

  • After their last FINAL EXAM, they will turn in computer (with pen) ONLY to the library.

    • They will fill out a small paper with name, grade, and computer issues to place on top of computer.

    • If they need to replace the pen, they need to pay the office & get the receipt to place on top of computer.

  • Students will KEEP the BAG and CHARGER in a safe place AT HOME over the summer.

  • In order to get their computer for the 2019-2020 school year, they will need to bring their bag and charger to Orientation. That will be the “ticket” to pick up the computer. If anything needs to be replaced, refer to the price list below.

    • Charger - $30

    • Bag - $35

    • Stylus (pen) - $25

    • Strap – $10

  • THIS CHECKLIST will guide students through the steps to keep the files they want. They can see Mrs. LeJeune or ask an Avenger if help is needed. The list of Avengers can be found on each class Moodle page.

Saints Read!

Encourage students to continue the reading they did this year at school by getting a public library card for them. Reading is so important because we learn a new vocabulary word for every 1,000 words read. How do you get a library card? Click here to find out.

Junior Ring Ceremony

Around Saints Athletics

Wrestling Summer Workouts Start June 3

Come be a part of the Saints Wrestling Team!


Summer workouts will be Monday-Thursday from 10:15-11:30 a.m. starting Monday, June 3, for ALL wrestlers (football and non-football). Incoming freshmen and new wrestlers are encouraged to come to the workouts and see what it’s like to be a member of Coach Terry Gage’s Wrestling Powerhouse team! For more information, call Coach Gage at 337-526-3631.

In the Community

Autism Services of SWLA's Spring Volunteer Work Day is Saturday

When: Saturday, May 18, from 8-11 a.m.

***Call 337-436-5001 or email info@directcareinc.com for additional information***


Volunteers may report to either location:

139 Richard Street/201 Richard Street - Marian Hartwell Cannon Home & Ann Hart Miller Home

2300 Creole Street/615 Louie Street - Geri Christ Landry Home & Karen McComb Duhon Home


Projects:

Light yard work (weeding, raking, mulching shrub beds, removing debris; planting fresh flowers)

Bring Your Own:

Gloves, hat, sunscreen, lawn tools (rake, shovel, hoe and assorted hand gardening tools, leaf blower)

Provided:

Water, soft drinks, trash bags, access to restrooms

Apostolic Hour Opportunity - Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church

When: June 3-7 from 9 a.m. - Noon


You MUST attend a meeting on Monday morning (June 3rd - 1st day of VBS) at 8 a.m. before you will be allowed to volunteer. Please go to this link and click on Volunteer Registration to sign up.


  • On the website, you also need to scroll down a bit to click on Documents where you will find the Safe Sanctuaries policy. Read it, and then sign & print the last page to bring with you to the meeting on June 3rd.

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 17

Final Exams G & H; Reviews E & F

Holy Family Catholic School 8th Grade Graduation

OLQH 8th Grade Graduation


Monday, May 20

Admin Team Meeting, 9 a.m.

Final Exams E & F; Reviews C & D


Tuesday, May 21

Final Exams C & D; Reviews A & B

OLI 8th Grade Graduation

Parent Guild will be providing breakfast to the faculty & staff


Wednesday, May 22

Final Exams A & B


Thursday, May 23

Makeup Exams

Report Cards emailed, 11 a.m.

Teen Acts Reunion Meeting, 5 p.m. (Commons)