St. Louis Catholic School News

September 11, 2019

Principal's Corner

St. Louis Preschool would like to thank Southeastern Indiana REMC Operation Roundup grant program for helping to fund their indoor playscape. With these funds, the preschool will be able to purchase new indoor exercise and play equipment for the students. We will share pictures once it is installed.

Thank you,

Mr. Chad Moeller

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Calendar of Events

  • September 11th - Monthly Pizza Hut Fundraiser
  • September 11th - 7th/8th Girls Volleyball at Greendale M.S., 5:30 pm
  • September 13th - SLS Book Fair takes place from 13th--20th
  • September 15th - St. Louis Church Festival
  • September 16th - 7th/8th Girls Vball vs South Decatur at St. Louis, 6:00 pm
  • September 17th - Donuts for Dads
  • September 17th - 6th grade field trip to Reds Stadium
  • September 17th - 7th/8th Girls Vball @ Batesville MS, 5:30 pm
  • September 18th - All School Mass, 2nd grade
  • September 19th - 7th/8th Girls Vball vs St. Mary's at St. Louis, 6:00 pm
  • September 20th - Jr. High Youth Group (Cafe-Old Gym) 3:00-5:00 pm
  • September 23rd - 7th/8th Girls Vball vs Waldron, at St. Louis, 6:00 pm
  • September 24th - SLS Night at Classic Pizza 4-8:00 pm
  • September 24th - 7th/8th Girls Vball vs JacCenDel, at St. Louis, 6:00 pm

Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Our monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser is taking place today, September 11th, from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. Enjoy some great tasting pizza while helping out St. Louis at the same time. Thank you for your support!

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PTO Meeting

We will have our next meeting on Tuesday, September 17th at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at The Sherman in the Hillenbrand Room. All are invited! We love to see new faces.

Box Top Contest

The Box Top / Dime contest will start September 9th! Send in your box tops and dimes in a bag marked with your child's grade. BOX TOPS are going digital. Download the Box Top app and scan your receipt from any store within 14 days of purchase and the rewards will be added to St. Louis's School. Ask everyone you know to save their receipts or they can also get the app and sign up under St. Louis School.

Coke Rewards

Keep saving your Coke product caps and codes (inside the box) The PTO has received $125 for these codes. Each cap or code is worth 5 cents to 15 cents. Thank you for all your support!

New Partnership/Fundraiser-Try the Link!

This link will take you to the same form that the QR code will. We have added it as people have requested help with signing up.

Dierckman Research, LLC (Diane Dierckman) is establishing a local contact list of individuals willing to participate in consumer research studies. In return, SLS PTO will receive a monetary donation for each person that signs up and also for those people that participate in projects. Each project varies from 1:1 conversations, to small group discussion, expert panels, and product use opinions. “Opt in” by opening the camera on your phone and pointing it on the code below. If you're not sure "how to do that"--just email us & we'll be happy to help. Anyone between the ages of 22-70 years are able to sign up...even friends and family within a 1 hour radius. We can raise up to $1000 just by having people “opting in”!

Trash Bag Fundraiser - Distribution is Wednesday, Sept. 25

Trash bag forms AND money were due last Friday. If you still have a form and/or money to turn in, please do so as quickly as possible. If you have any questions, please email Natalie Wanstrath

Jill Weberding- President

Amy Streator - Vice President

Natalie Wanstrath - Secretary

Jane Lieland - Treasurer

Contact -

SLS Honors Local Heros

Today (September 11th) a group of SLS students walked to the Police Station and Fire House to deliver care packages and homemade cards and letters for Patriot Day, honoring the 18th anniversary of 9/11. We also invited our local heroes to lunch on us at our Cardinal Cafe. We would like to extend a big thanks to the SLS PTO for sponsoring this event!
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Parish Festival

Attention School Parents--Festival Week Drop off/Pick up

The back parking lot will be unavailable Tuesday, September 10th through Monday, September 16th. Starting Tuesday, September 11th, please: Drop your children off on Walnut Street between St. Louis Place and Helene Street. Your children can then walk in front of the rectory, church and church office to the school. Please do not drop your children off directly in front of the school. We need to leave this space for busses.

Pick up: Please use the parking lot across from the church. If the tents are down by Monday afternoon, September 16th, we may be able to use the parking lot west of the school.

Festival & School Volunteers

Anyone who will be volunteering at school or helping out with the festival, Monday-Friday, September 9th-13th, is asked to park either in the parking lot in front of church or on one of the side streets. The school children will be using the street in front of the parish office and school for their recess due to the tents being put up on the back parking lot on Tuesday. St. Louis Place will be blocked off between Main Street and Walnut Street during the recesses. Also, all volunteers during school hours are asked to stop in the school office to sign in. Volunteers who are helping with selling the soup in the activity center do not need to stop in the office.

Turtle Soup Sale -September 9th-14th

Turtle Soup will be on sale this week in the Activity Center Foyer starting Monday, from 12:00pm-6:00pm, Tuesday, from 8:00am—8:00pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8:00am-6:00pm,and on Saturday, September 15th, from 8:00am-12:00pm. Please enter through the Activity Center doors only.


Wednesday- Saturday, September 11th– 14th: Help is needed to carry and set up booths, tables, etc.–Wednesday - Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm and again from 6:00-8:00pm, and on Saturday from 8:00am-noon. Any time you can give to help with the festival set-up this week is appreciated. Thursday, September 12th: Activity Center will be set up with tables and chairs beginning at 7:30pm.

Friday, September 13th: NO PARKING on the west side of the activity center. A dumpster will be delivered for the festival.

Monday, September 16th: Clean up and take tents down starting at 8:00am. Depending on the amount of help received in the morning, we may need to finish Monday evening. MUCH HELP IS NEEDED!!

Musical talent

There's a new musician during the Junior High Masses on Fridays! Adam Meer joins Mike Fritsch on guitar. We love having him share his talents with us!
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SLS Jr. High Science presentation

St. Louis School's junior high science students were fortunate to attend a presentation on Agriculture presented by Matt Hirt. Mr. Hirt discussed the future of agriculture and the ways farms are fueled. He made students aware of agriculture's importance by showing how it affects each of their daily life. He also explained the science behind agriculture and what scientists are doing to expand the industry. Mr. Hirt is a Agricultural Ambassador who enlightens the SLS students every year.
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Book Fair coming soon!

Upcoming SLS book fair will be starting on Friday, September 13th. We hope to see many of you here!

Also, "Donuts for Dads" will be held on Tuesday, September 17th. Mark your calendars now!

School Help Wanted

Accepting applications for part time after-school cleaning positions. Hours are:

Monday - Thur 3:30 - 5:30, and Saturday 7:30 - 12:00. Pay rate is $9.00 / HR

Applications available at Parish Business Office. Maybe you you know somebody interested in making a little extra cash for very few hours?

Thank you,

Wade Ryle

Kindergarten Buddies

Our Kindergarteners met with their 6th grade buddies for the first time this year. After playing for a little while on the playground, they all decided to play a huge game of duck duck goose! A fun time was had by all.
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Paige's Music works with 5th grade

These are pictures from when the 5th graders did mouthpiece testing with representatives from Paige's Music. Every student in the 5th grade gets the opportunity to try different instruments and see what it feels like to play them correctly. We are excited to see which students join us for beginning band.
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Take Your Parent to PE Week on Sept 23-27

Join Us for Take Your Parent to PE Week on Sept 23-27 during your child(S) PE class time

St. Louis School is participating in Take Your Parent to PE Week!

Sponsored by the Active Schools movement, Take Your Parent to PE Week is a nationwide campaign that highlights the importance of physical learning in schools and helps keep parents involved in all aspects of their child’s education.

We invite you to come participate in PE class to witness the fun and engaging ways we are helping your kids feel better, work together as a team, reduce anxiety, maintain focus in the classroom and develop lifelong healthy habits.

-Times and Dates will vary depending on when your child has PE class.

-This will happen in the AC

-Wear your tennis shoes and comfy clothes to get your heart going

Check out for more information, including a toolkit for parents, and once you’re here, be sure to tag #ParentsLovePE and @ActiveSchoolsUS to share the fun!

Please contact Miss Trenkamp with any questions you may have.
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Uniform Exchange Dates

Below is the list of scheduled "uniform exchange" dates for September. If you have any questions or need additional information, you may email Amy Tonges at, and she will be happy to help you. Thank you!
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STEAM Team (formerly known as ALP) can always use donations! Check out our Amazon Wishlist (Mrs. Giesting updates it about once a month) or considering getting our class a gift card:

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!

Mrs. Samantha Giesting

SLS: 6-8 Literature/Reading


~~Volunteer Schedule below~~

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Thank you to all who volunteer for Bingo during the school year. Please remember that Weekly Bingo takes place every Thursday. If you are able to fill one of our open positions, or have a conflict with your scheduled shift, please contact Amber McGuire, or 812-934-3204 ext. 222. Thank you!
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Boys basketball sign-up

Sign-up is currently happening for boys' basketball. If you are interested and have not gotten your name on the list yet, please see one of the Jr. High teachers ASAP.

Thank you,

Mike Burkhart

SLS Athletic Director

St. Louis vs. South Dearborn 9/10/19

7th Grade Volleyball

The 7th Grade Lady Cardinal St. Louis Volleyball team loss against the South Dearborn Lady Squires 8-25, 14-25. The score did not show the type of play the 7th team put together during the game. This was the best played game the 7th grade team played this year. The Cardinals transferred from defense to offense nicely. Ashley Hunter and Jaelyn Owens passed the ball to help setup our offense. This led to 2 spikes from Rachel Suttmann and a 1 spike from Lucy Aplanalp, Cora Roth and Kalli Obermeyer each. Although, the Cardinals struggled at the serving line. They only won 8 points off their serves. Suttmann led the Cardinals with 3 points followed by Cora Roth and Sophia Hohenstein with 2 points each and Aplanalp served for 1 point.

8th Grade Volleyball

The St. Louis Cardinals 8th Grade Volleyball team defeated the South Dearborn Squires 25-23, 25-21. In the first set, the Cardinals struggled with their serves which allowed the Squires to stay in the game. The Cardinals shrugged it off and served very well in the second set. Kate Weber led with 8 points followed by Isabelle Wonnell and Ingrid Tuveson with 5 points each, Maggie Beiser, Ava Owens and Rhea Miller with 2 points each, and Ella Moster, Claire Saner and Catherine Streator with 1 point each. Solid passing was delivered by Lilly Schebler to help setup our offense. Saner and Streator was strong at the net with 5 hits each.


Coach Jennifer Meer

BMS Cross Country results

The Batesville Middle School boys won their cross country meet against Milan, Jac-Cen-Del and Rising Sun on Thursday. Eli Loichinger finished 2nd in the boy’s race, followed by Jake Chapman, 4th, Otto Hund 5th, Emi Lopez, 6th, Talan Rowlett, 8thth, Cannon Clark 9th, Isaac Trossman 10th, Santiago Schutte 12th, Lincoln Garrett 13th, Landon Raver 14th, Landin Hughes 16th, and Cash Meyers 18th.

The Batesville Middle School girls finished 4th against Milan, Jac-Cen-Del and Rising Sun. Kaylynn Bedel won the girl’s race, followed by Megan Allgeier, 2nd, Charlotte Trossman 18th, and Kenzie Cox 20th.


Batesville 25

Milan 60

Rising Sun 76

Jac-Cen-Del 78


Rising Sun 48

Milan 49

Jac-Cen-Del 61

Batesville 62

Athletic Forms

Click here for a link to the forms.

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SEIVB --2020 Club Season Coming Soon!

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Batesville Friends of the Library Book Sale

Batesville Library Used Book Sale & Etc., September 12-14

The Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library are having their used book and media sale September 12-14. Over 10,000 books, videos, CDs, DVDs, and books on tape will be sold 9:00am to 5:00pm each day at the library annex building, located at 10 W. Boehringer St. Prices are $1 for hardbacks, CDs, and DVDs, and 50 cents for paperbacks. Proceeds from the book sale will be used to help pay for library materials and programs. The $2 bag special sale starts on Saturday the 14th at 3:00pm.

Donations of gently used books, CDs, and DVDs are still being accepted. Please put your donations on the Friends’ shelves in the library lobby during library hours.

Chad Varga program at BMS on Monday, Sept. 30th

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