St. Louis Catholic School News

February 20, 2019

Principal's Corner

Congratulations SLS 8th Grade!

1. One of the requirements for Confirmation is passing a written test at 90% or higher. Here are some examples of what students are expected to do:

- Explain the difference between the Laws of the Church, the Beatitudes, and the Ten Commandments.

- Define vocabulary words such as "infallibility".

- Explain the 5 Precepts of the Church.

- Know the 4 Effects of Being Confirmed.

- Know the difference between the Eucharist and Holy Communion.

You can see by the examples, we have very high standards for the students. The test is so intense that most years, some need more than one attempt to secure the needed score. But not this year! Every SLS 8th grader passed the test on the first attempt. In addition, of the 45 students who took the test, 24 scored 97% or higher, including 2 perfect scores! Religion teacher Mrs. Paul said, "I am so proud of the kids. They worked very hard."

Great job 8th grade students and Mrs. Paul!

2. This Saturday these same students will be making the Sacrament of Confirmation. From all of us at St. Louis School, congratulations 8th graders. We are very proud of you.

Mr. Chad Moeller

Calendar of Events

  • February 20th - PTO Meeting at Amacks Well, 6:30 pm
  • February 21st - 5th/6th Girls Bball @ Laurel School, 5:30 pm
  • February 21st - 7th/8th Girls Bball @ home, 6:00 pm
  • February 23rd - Confirmation at 11:00 a.m.
  • February 25th - 5th/6th Girls Bball @ home, 6:00 pm
  • February 26th - State of the Parish, Cafeteria at 6:00 pm
  • February 26th - 7th/8th Girls Bball @ home, 6:00 pm
  • February 28th - Preschool Open House
  • February 28th - 5th/6th Girls Bball @ St. Nicholas, 6:00 pm
  • February 28th - 7th/8th Girls Bball @ home, 6:00 pm
  • March 1st - All School Mass, 7th grade
  • March 2nd - Academic Team 9-11:30 @ OA
  • March 3rd - Royal Ball, Activity Center
  • March 4th - 7th/8th Girls Bball @ Jac Cen Del at 5:30 pm, SEI tourney 1st round
  • March 5th - Spring Pictures
  • March 5th - 7th/8th Girls Bball @ St. Louis, 5:30 pm, SEI tourney semi-final
  • March 6th - Ash Wednesday, 7th grade Fish Fry 4:30-7:00 pm
  • March 6th - Spring Pictures (Preschool and K)
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PTO Meeting

Meet us tonight, Wednesday, February 20 at 6:30pm. We will be on the worship side at Amack’s Well. All are welcome...we would love to have you join us!

Box Tops Contest

The 4th grade is the weekly winner from last week. This Friday will be the last day of collecting for box tops / dimes. The winning grade will be announced next Monday. Thank you for supporting St. Louis School!!!!!

Soups’s In!

The soup was distributed yesterday. There were a few orders that could not be taken on the bus, so those families were contacted directly. Thank you to all who supported this fundraiser!

St. Louis School Kindergarten Registration

Mark your calendar! St. Louis School kindergarten registration will be held on Wednesday, March 6th from 8 am - 5 pm. See below for more information!
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Valentine's Day

The 1st graders "mustache" you a question...Will you be our Valentine?!
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Fun Times!

The K - 3rd grade annual Valentine’s Bingo Party was a huge hit, as always! Mrs. Roell took charge as M.C. of the Bingo and had everyone involved. Thank you to all of our parent helpers!
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Mrs. Roell concentrating as she calls the next number!

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Part-time position

St. Louis School is currently accepting applications for a part-time Administrative Assistant (20-24 hours/week). Qualified candidates should possess the following skills: Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously; mid-level to advanced computer skills, attention to detail and a high level of accuracy, Associate or Bachelor degree in business or equivalent work experience (preferred).

A job description detailing responsibilities and qualifications is available in the school office.

Interested parties may submit resumes to the school office or e-mail to:

2018-2019 Yearbook -- orders due Friday, Feb. 22nd

The final day for ordering yearbooks is this Friday. Orders turned in after the deadline will be subject to availability. Thank you!

Royal Ball and Pirate Cove

You are invited to the 2019 Royal Ball and Pirate Cove at the St. Louis Activity Center on March 3rd, 12:30-2:30 pm or 3:30-5:30 pm (target audience is children under 10, but all are welcome). Meet your favorite princesses, princes, and pirates! Make crafts, play games, get your nails painted, dance, get your picture taken with royalty, snack at the Royal Cafe, and more! $10 per advance ticket.

Tickets can be purchased through any Triforce Mission Team member. Tickets are also available at Joan's T-Shirt Printing in Batesville, FCN Bank in Batesville and Sunman, Civista Bank in Osgood and Milan, and St. Mary's Parish Office in Greensburg. To purchase tickets online, or for more information go to All proceeds help fund the TriForce Mission Team's summer trip to Topeka, KS to assist in housing repair projects for needy families. More information contact Carrie at 812-933-1519.

Carrie Wesseler

St. Louis Parish Youth Coordinator

(812) 934-3204 ex223

or (812) 212-9477

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Thank you

Another BIG Thank You from Mrs. Giesting:

I receive packages almost weekly from my ALP Amazon Wishlist. 9 times out of 10 I can't locate the purchaser, so I want to thank EVERYONE who has donated and continues to donate. Again, some of these items are a few dollars, but the items received last week alone totaled over $50!! I am so grateful and so blessed - and so are my kiddos. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Mrs. Samantha Giesting

SLS: 6-8 Literature/Reading


Uniform Exchange Dates

Please see below for the current schedule of "uniform exchange" dates.

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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Nurse's News

Save the Date! On Tuesday, April 30, Margaret Mary Health will be onsite at St. Louis to provide an immunization clinic for those that will be 6th graders next year. Please see attached flyer for information on immunizations that are needed before then.

Lydia Gardner, RN

School Nurse

St. Louis Catholic School

812-934-3310 Ext.283

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Vision Grant

In the fall, Mrs. Giesting wrote a grant to purchase 55 copies of Harper Lee's classic - To Kill a Mockingbird. The VISION Grant, given by Joan and John Hillenbrand, paid for the books in full! The students kicked off this unit by discussing historical and racial factors from slavery to present day along with the definitions (personal and dictionary) of fairness and equality. Mrs. Giesting and her 8th grade classes then went to the Old Gym where they did a simulation of equality and fairness. Some students got a head start in a race across the gym while others did not. The activity went on to explain that reality tells us some people get a head start in life. Big questions were asked by Mrs. Giesting during this time and students were incredibly reflective and engaged. Some questions included: Why do some get a head start in life? Is it fair? Is it equal? Does it mean we all should run "the race of life", even if we are so far behind?

The students then went back to the classroom and learned about the time period of the book (the 1930s) and tried to make sense of the laws of the time, namely “Separate But Equal” and how it was really anything but that. They start reading the book this week and are all super excited! Nice job, Mrs. Giesting! And, once again, thank you Joan and John Hillenbrand and the VISION Grant Committee for your generosity. This will have an impact on students for years and years to come! Thank you!

Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Mark your calendars! Our next monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser will be taking place on Wednesday, March 13th, 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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~~Volunteer Schedule below~~

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Bingo News

St. Louis Weekly Bingo is in need of at least two subs this week, February 21st. We are also looking for additional people to join our weekly teams. Please contact Amber McGuire, or 812-934-3204 x 222 if you are able to help.

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Basketball Half Time Activity

Beginning Monday 2/11 :

Any person wearing St. Louis spirit wear and attending a 5th/6th grade or 7th/8th grade home

girls basketball game will receive a ticket for a chance to win CASH at the half time of each girls home game.

A ticket will be drawn at the half and the lucky winner will shoot a 3 point shot from the top of the key and a free throw. Make the 3 point shot win $20.00 make the free throw and win$10.00. Miss both and receive a free bag of popcorn as a consolation prize.

Must be wearing St Louis spirit wear to participate. Thank you!

Mike Burkhart

Athletic Director

St. Louis School

812-525-6585 (cell)

SLS invitational 2019 results

Saturday St. Louis 7/8 girls basketball hosted their annual SLS invitational. Pulling away as the Champs for one game and runner ups for the other. Not a bad day for the Cardinals.

The 7th grade started off game 1 against the Milan Indians. They won this game 25-18. We started off a little slow, and found our groove by quarter 2. Scoring for SLS were Claire Saner with 8pts, Kate Weber with 6pts, Catherine Streator with 3pts, and Sadie Wachsmann, Lea Cossentino, Lilly Schebler, and Izza Wonnell all bringing 2pts to the game. This led them into the championship game against South Decatur. They won this game, making the 7th grade SLS Cards the champs of their tournament. The final score for this game was 25-11. Scoring for St. Louis were Claire Saner with 10pts, Rhea Miller with 8pts, Izza Wonnell with 3pts, and Kate Weber along with Catherine Streator both bringing 2pts each. It was a great game and they played very hard all day! Nice job ladies.

The 8th grade Lady Cards were able to lock in a runners up trophy. They played the Milan Indians game 1. The final score was 33-19. Scoring for SLS were Megan Bauer with 15pts, Catherine Streator with 11pts, Summer Ratcliffe with 5pts, and Lea Cossentino with 2pts. This brought them to the championship game against St. Bart of Columbus. We weren't able to pull off the win, but they played a hard game. The final score was 12-43. Scoring were Megan Bauer with 8pts, Kate Weber with 3pts, and Claire Saner with 1pt. Nice job ladies!!!

Miss Erin Trenkamp, Coach

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5th Grade St. Louis Girls Results

Last Thursday night, the St. Louis 5th Grade Girls Basketball team walked away with a win in overtime against St. Michael's of Brookville, bringing the Cardinals to 2-4 on the season. The final score was 14-12. Leading the Cardinals in scoring was Bridget Lohmueller with 6 points, scoring 4 in OT and Rachel Suttmann with 6 points as well. Katelyn Rahe went coast to coast and scored her first 2 points of the season! Paige Watters had some crucial defensive stops at the end of the game. Karsyn Watson commanded the floor on defense creating numerous steals. Jaelyn Owens had a big presence on the floor causing many jump balls. Cora Roth and Meg Ritter did a great job reading the passing lanes and stealing the ball. Isabel Imel got off a couple of great shots to complete the team effort.


Coach Anne Suttmann

6 grade Lady Cardinals

Last Thursday night the 6 grade Lady Cardinals hosted St. Michaels. Final score 34 to 19 in favor of the Lady Trojans. The Cardinals showed much improvement defensively and on the offensive side as well. I noticed a lot more hustle tonight. Lucy Abplanalp had 8 points, Rachel Suttman 6, Maria Voegele and Kenzie Maple 2 and Emily Schebler 1.

Coach Dan Abplanalp

St. Louis 5th Grade Girls Results

On Monday night, the 5th grade St. Louis Cardinals traveled to St. Lawrence for an exciting game. Unfortunately, the Cardinals were unable to walk away with the win, losing 18-22. Leading scoring for the Cardinals was Rachel Suttmann with 8 points. Bridget Lohnueller and Paige Watters had 4 points a piece and Meg Ritter chipped in 2 points. Cora Roth set an aggressive tone for the game battling some tough inside players. Jaelyn Owens, Katelyn Rahe and Isabel Imel went after loose balls and created many jump ball situations. Karsyn Watson continued with her intense defense on the ball.

The Cardinals are in action again on Thursday night against Laurel.


Coach Anne Suttmann

6 grade Lady Cardinals

The 6 grade Lady Cardinals picked up their 1st win of the season at St. Lawrence Monday night. Final score 17 to 14. Emily Schebler, Ainsley Sipples, Maria Voegele, Kenzie Maple, Lucy Abplanalp, Meg Ritter, Paige Watters and Isabel Imel all played aggressive and as a team. Abplanalp scored 12 points, Maple 4 and Sipples 1. Congrats Ladies!

Coach Jack Abplanalp

SLS vs EC 7/8 girls

Monday night the 7/8 St. Louis Lady Cards traveled to Sunman Dearborn. We took home both wins that night. Two great games for St. Louis!

The 7th grade ended with a score of 56-9. Scoring for St. Louis were Claire Saner with 14pts, Sadie Wachsmann and Catherine Streator both with 10pts, Lea Cossentino with 6pts, Rhea Miller with 5pts, Izza Wonnell and Kate Weber both with 4pts, and Lilly Schebler with 2pts. They played an amazing offensive and defensive game. Nice job ladies; they are now 11-1 on the season.

The 8th grade had a great come back win over EC last night. Scoring for SLS were Claire Saner with 17pts, Kate Weber with 15pts, and Megan Bauer with 8pts. The second half we were able to amp up the D and steal the ball to go down and score. We looked up the court and used all 5 players which overtook EC in the end. Nice come back and grit ladies!!

Miss Erin Trenkamp, Coach

SLS vs St. Mary's Aurora 7/8 girls basketball

Last night St. Louis 7/8 Lady Cards made the trip to St. Mary's Aurora.

The 7th grade brought home the win with a final score of 32-23. Scoring for SLS were Kate Weber with 8pts, Catherine Streator with 7pts, Izza Wonnell with 5pts, both Claire Saner and Sadie Wachsmann with 4pts, and Lilly Schebler with 2pts. The ladies started the game off slow and found their game in the second half. Nice win ladies! The Cards are now 12-1 for the season.

The 8th grade Lady Cards fell to St. Mary's Aurora 16-39. Scoring for SLS were Megan Bauer with 13pts, and Sadie Wachsmann with 3pts. We couldn't get an offense running or a defense until the 4th quarter which was too late. Nice hustle ladies and great efforts.

Athletic Forms

Click here for a link to the forms.

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3 on 3 League at the Y

Take your shot and play in a 3 on 3 Basketball League for teens ages 12-18 at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA. League plays on Monday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm, February 25-April 11. Play will be in the Wood Gym. Divisions based on sign-ups. Fee: $40 per player. Register by, calling the Y at 812-934-6006, or visiting the Welcome Center. Questions? Contact Jacob Garvin at Address: 30 State Road 129 South, Batesville, IN 47006.

Thanks so much!

Kathleen Bohman

Marketing Coordinator


30 State Road 129 South Batesville, IN 47006

(P) 812.934.6006 (F) 812.934.3593

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YMCA Middle School Night -- "The Amazing Race"

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA is excited to host this first time event for area Middle Schoolers, “The Amazing Race.” Details are attached and below.

All area Middle School Students are invited to the Southeastern Indiana YMCA Friday, March 15 from 7-9 pm for “The Amazing Race.” Hosted in partnership with the Mayor’s Youth Council and Coalition for a Drug Free Batesville, Middle Schoolers can bring a team or join one when they arrive for this fun evening of friendly competition, food prizes and more!

Please register for this FREE event by calling the Y at 812-934-6006. The Southeastern Indiana YMCA is located at 30 State Road 129 South, Batesville, IN 47006.

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