Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Halo Highlight: Thanksgiving Holidays Nov. 25-Nov. 29

Dear Saints Parents,

As we depart for the Thanksgiving holidays tomorrow at noon and enter into the official holiday season, I appreciate Father Long's words of wisdom from yesterday's homily - that we are called to do the opposite of what the world is doing. The noise, the consumerism and excessive behaviors of the season may be appealing to our senses, but I am hopeful that we can be a community that takes this time to reflect on the simplicity of our blessings. We are abundantly blessed by each family, by the opportunities we have and the education we receive. My prayer is that we all rest and enjoy the small "Holy Moments" of the season.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Mia Orgeron

Schedule for Friday, Nov. 22 - Dismissal at 12:02 p.m.

On Friday we will dismiss at 12:02 p.m. before lunch to allow our school community to support our No. 5-seed Saints football team as they take on No. 4 Loyola Prep in Shreveport in the Division II quarterfinals! The day's schedule is:

C Period 7:50 -8:50 a.m.

D Period 8:54-9:54 a.m.

G Period 9:58-10:58 a.m.

H Period 11:02 a.m.-12:02 p.m.


Collin Darby Signs with Spring Hill College

St. Louis Catholic High School senior Collin Darby signed his national letter of intent Wednesday to continue his golf career at Spring Hill College in a schoolwide ceremony in the Commons.

He said he is thrilled to be joining a university and a golf program that feels a great deal like St. Louis Catholic. Read more.

Claire Brescher Named Coca-Cola Scholars Semifinalist

Senior Claire Brescher has been named a Semifinalist for the 2020 class of the Coca‑Cola Scholars Program, moving to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship. Brescher is one of just 1,928 high school seniors selected as semifinalists from a pool of more than 93,000 from across the country based on their academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and community activities. Read more.

Dec. 4 - Late Start for Students

Please be aware that students will report for their first class at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, due to a morning faculty meeting. The schedule will then follow as normal A-D-E-H.

Help Chart the Future of St. Louis Catholic!

We are looking for volunteers to meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. to help implement our Strategic Vision that we created last year! Our next Strategic Vision team meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m. Please prayerfully consider giving of your time and expertise to have your voice heard in one of our six Vision Areas, and contact Mia Orgeron if you'd like to be involved.

Vision Areas:

  • Mission and Catholic Identity
  • Governance and Leadership
  • Academic Excellence
  • Operational Vitality
  • Student Experience
  • Facilities

Academics & Counseling

Academic Study Hall Tonight 5-6:30 p.m.

Academic Study Hall will be tonight (Thursday) from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria for any Saints seeking subject-specific or one-on-one tutoring, homework help, or even a place to do a group project. Study Hall is staffed by two teachers and NHS peer tutors, so please join us before Thanksgiving break starts - no reservations required!

Late Dual Enrollment Course Enrollment Request Forms

If your student is scheduled for a Spring Dual Enrollment course and has not completed this Course Enrollment Request Form, you are late. The deadline to return this form to the Counseling Department was Monday. We must meet our deadline to McNeese, so please get your forms turned in TOMORROW before leaving for Thanksgiving Break!

In addition, Spring tuition will be due on January 6, 2020, when you return from Christmas holidays. Thank you very much for your cooperation.

Keeping Our Students Healthy - A Helpful Article

At St. Louis Catholic, our number one priority is the safety, health and well-being of our students. Click here for an article on how to help your children stay smoke-free, including avoiding vaping.

Student News

AP French Students Attend French Language Job Fair in NOLA

Mrs. Pettaway's AP French students attended the U.S.’s first French Language Job Fair and Conference Nov. 14 at Tulane University. This event, hosted by the French Consulate in New Orleans, gave students the opportunity to learn about the wide range of possibilities French has to offer!

Students discovered French-related careers & businesses and attended conference sessions to learn how French is useful for a career while gaining a better understanding of the economic importance of the French language in Louisiana and worldwide. Our students also attended a workshop led by a Tulane professor to work on their interview skills in French!

Order Yearbooks Now!

As St. Louis Catholic celebrates its 50th anniversary, it’s time to reserve a copy of our 50th yearbook! This year’s theme is In All Ways: 50 Years In 3 Words. The deadline to guarantee a copy of this landmark edition of the yearbook is April 1, so don’t delay! Read more.

Upcoming Events

Friday, November 22

Schedule: C-D-G-H - Noon Dismissal

LMEA All State Choir

Saints Football Quarterfinal Playoffs at Loyola Prep (Messmer Stadium, Shreveport), 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 23

LMEA All State Choir Lady Saints Soccer at Newman, 2:00 p.m. (Baton Rouge)

Saints Wrestling at Acadiana Dual Tournament (Lafayette)

Sunday, November 24

Lady Saints Basketball at St. Mary's Tournament (New Orleans)

Monday, November 25

Thanksgiving Holiday-No School

Lady Saints Basketball at St. Mary's Tournament (New Orleans)

Saints Basketball in Westlake Tournament

Lady Saints Soccer vs. Hahnville, 5:00 p.m. (SLCHS Field)

Tuesday, November 26

Lady Saints Basketball at St. Mary's Tournament (New Orleans)

Thanksgiving Holiday-No School

Saints Basketball in Westlake Tournament

Wednesday, November 27

Lady Saints Basketball at St. Mary's Tournament (New Orleans)

Thanksgiving Holiday-No School

Saints Basketball in Westlake Tournament

Thursday, November 28

Thanksgiving Holiday-No School

Friday, November 29

Thanksgiving Holiday-No School

Lady Saints Soccer at Pineville Tournament (Pineville)

Saints Soccer at Pineville Tournament

Saturday, November 30

Lady Saints Soccer at Pineville Tournament (Pineville)

Saints Soccer at Pineville Tournament

Monday, December 2

Schedule: A-B-E-F-H

Tuesday, December 3

Schedule: B-C-D-F-G

Student Council Meeting at lunch (Krajicek Gym)

Lady Saints Basketball vs. Sulphur (Krajicek Gym)

Saints Basketball vs. Sulphur (Krajicek Gym)

Saints Soccer at Sulphur, JV-5:30 p.m. & Varsity-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 4

Schedule: Faculty Meeting-A-D-E-H - 9:00 a.m. Late Start for Students

Diocesan Special Ed Meeting, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

HOSA Meeting at lunch (Room #16)

SLCHS Foundation Meeting, Noon (Pioneer Club)

Academic Study Hall, 5:00-6:30 p.m. (Cafeteria)

Saints Wrestling vs South Beauregard (SLCHS Gym)

Strategic Vision Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

SLCHS Advisory Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 5

Schedule: B-C-E-F-G

JCL Meeting, 7:20 a.m. (Room #35)

LifeShare Blood Drive

Lady Saints Basketball at South Beauregard Tournament

Saints Basketball in Sulphur Tournament

Friday, December 6

Schedule: A-C-D-G-H

LifeShare Blood Drive

Lady Saints Basketball at South Beauregard Tournament

Lady Saints & Saints Soccer at Copa Acadiana Tournament (Lafayette)

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