SLCHS Good News
The statue of St. Louis IX, King of France was made possible by an anonymous donor who wanted to honor the patron saint of St. Louis Catholic High School and inspire the community to follow his example. Created by Mark Gabriele of Artisan Granite in Greenwich, Rhode Island, the statue of St. Louis stands six feet in height on a pedestal of black granite. He stands in the common area and greets all visitors who come through the doors. Following Ash Wednesday Mass, Father Jeffrey Starkovich unveiled the statue for the first time and Bishop Glen John Provost imparted the blessing. Following decades of violence in France, King Louis brought justice and peace. He showed great devotion to the less fortunate, founded hospitals, cared for the sick, and invited the poor to his palace for meals. King Louis died August 25, 1270, defending the faith during a crusade. His life of virtue and faith serves as a model and inspiration for all students and faculty of St. Louis Catholic High School.
by Mrs. Ann Vincent
SLCHS Student of the Year Finalists
The SLCHS Student of the Year Finalists were treated to lunch at the Pioneer Club for their efforts and hard work over their four years at SLC as well as throughout the interview process. The competition was fierce and the students represented themselves in admirable fashion. Congrats to all finalists – Ms. D’Audra Metoyer, Mr. Chase Doumite, Mr. Matthew LeJeune, Mr. Austin Crawford and to SLCHS’s 2016 Student of the Year, Ms. Amanda Husein. Our school is very thankful to the Hoffpauir Family for the gracious hosting of this lunch. The students had a wonderful time, enjoying good food, fellowship and fun!!!!
by Deacon Fontenot
The Church calls us to deepen our life prayer during this Lenten season, by asking us to go beyond ourselves sharing in the works of God's mercy and love. Through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving we hope to cultivate profound spiritual growth and renewal within the Saint Louis community. This Lent the students will have the opportunity to:
- Participate in 40 Days of Fitness, which provides daily challenges and reflections emailed to them each morning, aimed at strengthening their mind, body, and soul.
- Give to those in need here in Lake Charles by donating to a different local charity every 2 weeks of Lent. Over the course of these 40 days we will look to serve the ministries of The Gabriel Project, Our Lady Queen of Heaven Food Pantry, and Abraham's Tent.
- Give to those in need around the world by participating in the United Nations' World Food Programme through freerice.com where the students (and faculty & staff) answer questions from all educational disciplines and varying in difficulty. For every question they answer correctly, ten grains of rice will be donated to people in need. Sign up on the website and join the "Saint Louis Catholic High School" group at http://freerice.com/content-group/saint-louis-catholic-high-school.
- The students are also encouraged and invited to meditate on our Lord's Passion and Death, by walking His road to Calvary as we pray through The Stations of the Cross every Friday at 3:00 PM in the Commons.
by Mr. McGrady, Campus Minister
Helping Hands Club and Transitions Class Lenten Service Project
Helping Hands members donated many items for those in need in our community. Transitions students filled decorated treat bags with the donations. We had a wonderful time volunteering at Catholic Charities and sharing with others.
Project article written by: The Transitions Students
Biology I Labs
Padlet Scrapbook Pages in Mrs. Miller's Biology Class
Spectral Yearbook Staff
The Spectral Staff is proud of the changes in the 2016 yearbook. The theme for this year’s Spectre is “Leaving Our Legacy,” and the staff is dedicated to making the 2016
yearbook the best ever by including the different ways saints leave their legacy. The 2016 book will be larger. The Spectre will contain the same number of pages as last year, but the book itself will be larger with more space for more pictures. Also in this year’s book, the staff brought back the tradition of the senior quote. Many seniors have submitted quotes that will either make you laugh or bring a tear to your eye. Last but not least, the staff surveyed the student body and came up with sixteen things that make 2016 unique.
If you want to see how many pictures of your pictures made it into the yearbook, order your own copy before April 15. You may buy a book online at balfour.com and enjoy free personalization. You may also buy it the old-fashioned way with a check and order form. If you want to leave your legacy in print, ad space is available until the beginning of April. Click here for more information http://www.slchs.org/student-and-parents/yearbook1415.html.
by Mrs. Core
Special Guest in American History Class
by Mrs. Kirkendall
by Mrs. Foreman
Literature comes to life at St. Louis Catholic!
by Mrs. Brunot
by Ms. Fontenot
Mystery Skype/Google Hangout Comes to SLCHS!
More Mystery Skyping with a Bonus!
Students in the fall semester Computer Tech A period class were mystery skyping with Mrs. Robyn Johnson Hrivnatz, Senior Manager of Microsoft in Education (also an alumnus of St. Louis).
After mystery skyping, Mrs. Hrivnatz spoke about her duties at Microsoft and other career opportunities at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.
by Mrs. Lavine
SLCHS CyberPatriot Team Wins 3rd Place in State Competition!
A team of students from St. Louis Catholic High in Lake Charles, La, recently concluded an exceptional round of competition in the 7th season of CyberPatriot – the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The team’s performance earned Louisiana's 3rd Place Award and a spot in the Gold Tier Regional Round to be held Feburary19-21, 2016.
The CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program, created by the Air Force Association, is to excite, educate, and motivate students toward careers in cyber security and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future. CyberPatriot’s core program – the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition – challenges teams of two to six students across the United States, Canada, from DoDD (Department of Defense Dependent), and schools abroad to find and resolve cybersecurity vulnerabilities in simulated environments. Top teams from the preliminary online rounds win an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC for the live National Finals Competition, where students compete for national recognition.
The CyberPatriot field is divided into three divisions – the Open Division for public, private, and home school teams, the All Service Division for JROTC, Civil Air Patrol, and Naval Sea Cadet Corps teams, and the Middle School Division. Based on the results of two preliminary rounds, CyberPatriot VIII high school teams were categorized within their divisions as Platinum, Gold, or Silver Tier teams, with Platinum Tier teams representing the highest scoring teams.
In all, 3,379 teams registered to compete in CyberPatriot VIII, including 45 teams from Louisiana. Led by Coach Warren Buller, the team of students excelled in the CyberPatriot VIII State Round held January 29-31, demonstrating teamwork, critical thinking skills, and technical knowledge key to a successful career in cybersecurity.
"I would like to thank our CyberPatriot team members, Keming Zhang, Isaiah Roy, Evan Soileau, Blake Sockrider, and Nicholas Young for their many hours of hard work and our team sponsor, The Angels of Southwest Louisiana. I am very excited for our CyberPatriot team for being one of the top three teams in the state during our third year of competing. These team members are our future business and cyber security leaders of tomorrow." -Warren Buller
Following the Regional/Category Round and Middle School Division Semifinals Round February 19-21, top teams in the Open and All Service Divisions’ Platinum Tier and the top three Middle School Division teams nationally will advance to the CyberPatriot VIII Finals Competition in Washington, DC. More information is available at www.uscyberpatriot.org or from the CyberPatriot staff at email@example.com.
Having a Blast in Physics!
by Mrs. Manns
Math + Patience = Honor's Chemistry
by Mr. Monroe
Students collected deer hearts for dissection while studying the Cardiovascular system in Anatomy.
Harry pets Dodger, a therapy dog that visited the Transitions Classroom.
Campus Ministry's Mission
Our mission for campus ministry at Saint Louis Catholic High School is threefold.
- Meeting and serving the spiritual, emotional, and relational needs of the student body.
- Empower them to discover and use their own gifts to meet and serve the needs of others
- Create opportunities for the students to encounter Jesus Christ in the Good, the True and the Beautiful.
by Mr. McGrady
Saints Soccer - District Champs
by Mr. Cironi
JV after winning BARBE JV tournament!
Lady Saints pray before and after EVERY soccer game.
pics by Mrs. Millican
Varsity Lady Saints win BOLTON Tournament (held in January in Alexandria)
STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT RESULTS
It was a tough tournament but St. Louis Catholic High School did fantastic!
They placed 9th in Division III team points. (there were 28 Division III schools)
- Congrats to Austin Crawford who was selected to the All-Academic Composite Boy's Basketball team!
- Kelvin Henry and PJ Hardy have been selected by the LHSAA Coaches to play on the State All-Star Team to be held March 19th in Shreveport. Kelvin & PJ will be playing for the West Team.
FBLA DISTRICT IV LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE OFFICIAL RESULTS
January 28, 2016 @ MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY
STUDENTS WHO SCORED OVERALL OR SUPERIOR QUALIFY FOR STATE COMPETITION
These results qualify 26 students for the State Leadership Conference - a new record for St. Louis FBLA!
- Agribusiness: Evan Dore-Superior
- Banking and Financial Systems: Elise Bourque, Tiffany Lowery, and Emily Snider-Superior
- Business Calculations: Jim Vanchiere-Superior
- Business Communications: Katherine Booth-Excellent
- Business Law: Tamara Palms-Overall; Logan Guillory-Excellent
- Computer Applications: Kassem Abu-Shamat-Superior
- Computer Problem Solving: Freddie Dempsey-Superio; Anthony Gagliano-Excellent
- Current Events: August Simien, Lawrence Sweet, and Economics Will Gage-Excellent
- Economics: Will Gage-Excellent; Santiago Meneses-Superior
- Global Business: Emily Dempsey, Logan Guillory, and Santiago Meneses-Excellent
- Healthcare Administration: Katherine Booth-Superior; Everlynn Truong-Superior
- Help Desk: Gabriela Moran-Superior
- Hospitality Management: Benji Chatters, Luke Ieyoub, and Garrett Phillips-Superior
- Impromptu Speaking: Lucy Ryder-Superior
- Insurance and Risk Management: Will Gage-Superior
- Introduction to Business: Joseph Tassin-Superior
- Introduction to Business Communications: Elise Bourque-Superior; Cara Hanks-Overall
- Introduction to Business Procedures: Ryan Monk-Excellent; Max Dempsey-Superior
- Introduction to Financial Math: Drew Alley-Superior; Anna Queenan-Superior; Cole McSpadden-Excellent
- Job Interview: Gabriela Moran-Superior
- Marketing: Drew Alley, Evan Dore, and Joseph Tassin-Overall
- Parliamentary Procedure: Anna Cheramie, Emily Dempsey, Alyssa Guillory, D’Audra Metoyer-Excellent
- Personal Finance: John Noble-Superior; Everlynn Troung-Excellent
- Public Speaking I: Isabelle McGee-Excellent
- Public Speaking II: D’Audra Metoyer-Superior
- Sports and Entertainment Management: Benji Chatters, Luke Ieyoub, and Tamara Palms-Superior
- Word Processing: Kassem Abu-Shamat-Superior; Alyssa Guillory-Excellent
Taking 11 Excellent ratings and 24 Superior ratings and 3 Overall Winners!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL STUDENTS WHO WILL REPRESENT SAINT LOUIS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL AND DISTRICT IV AT THE STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE IN APRIL!!!
PRO VITA YOUTH AWARD WINNER....AMY ANGELLE
Amy, a 10th grader at St. Louis Catholic High School was awarded the Pro Vita Youth Award at New Life Counseling Banquet for her efforts in promoting Pro-Life.
Here is the exerpt from her church parish nominating her for the award:
Amy attracted our attention by her prayerful and active participation in pro-life issues with people in various stages of life, and her loving and hands on witness to the love of Christ, not only within our church community, but beyond as well. Amy acts and prays, and engages others in action and prayer.
On a National Walk for Life trip, Amy provided “babies” wrapped in blankets for everyone on her bus to have and hold and name as a focus to pray for actual babies and their parents for the term of the babies’ development. She has been active in visiting and praying with shut-ins in her parish. She visits veterans in the local veteran’s home and sings and prays with those in need at the nursing home. She has assisted with the rosary at funerals. Also, we are told that it is not unusual to find Amy with her pro-life rosary in hand and that wherever she is there is peace because Christ is the center of her life.
The committee believes that Amy’s candidacy stands out for three important reasons. Amy’s activities were not limited to the church community alone but extended beyond. Her pro-life activities embrace the spectrum of the stages of life from conception to death. It was made obvious to us that her prayerful and loving witness to Christ and devotion to Our Lady in the rosary are central to her efforts. It is for these reasons that we have nominated Amy Angelle for the Diocesan Pro-Life Award in the Youth Category.
TWIRP & the 90s
Many of our Helping Hands Club members and Transitions Class students volunteered at the Diocesan Mass for Individuals with Special Needs.
Book Club met to talk about The First Wave
by Anna Bushnell (Book Club Historian)
- Mark & Ginger Ieyoub who graciously donated the dinner, compliments of Izzo's
- Chairman of the Auction, Mrs. Kay Bang
- Decorating Chairman, Mrs. Dawn Witherwax
- SLCHS Wrestling Moms
- The Lake Charles JazzKatz, under the direction of Mr. Steve Lionberger, who donated the finest of jazz entertainment
- our awesome students for helping to set up and break down tables, chairs and cleaning afterwards
It was truly a group effort and we sincerely appreciate your part in it. All of our sports will benefit from the success of this evening. THANK YOU!!!
by Mrs. Ann Vincent
by Mr. McGrady
8TH GRADE STUDENTS FROM OUR FEEDER SCHOOLS ENJOY A DAY ON CAMPUS.
The day consisted of 8th graders shadowing St. Louis students in classes and seeing how high school lessons are taught. Principal Deacon Fontenot and a variety of coaches spoke to the students as well. The day concluded with the students being able to ask questions, while enjoying pizza and cookies.
by Mrs. Vincent
Diocesan youth praying in Washington for March for Life.
Announcing the Great Tuition Give-Away Winners
Mrs. Angela Reeves of Lake Charles, has three students at ICCS & Mrs. Stephanie Davis of Moss Bluff has a freshman, Madelon here at SLCHS! Both held a winning ticket…... CONGRATULATIONS!!
Many thanks to all of you who bought raffle tickets or told another about them. We sold over 1,000 tickets, which allowed us to give away two tuition prizes! This will be an annual event, so if your ticket was not pulled this time…...there is always next year!! We appreciate all of your support!!!
SLCHS Student Wins Pageant Title
(pic by Mr. Monlezun)
MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS...SAVE THE DATE: 6th Grade Movie Night
Friday, March 11th, 6:30pm
1620 Bank Street
Lake Charles, LA
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