St. Louis Catholic School News

February 6, 2019

Principal's Corner

Good Kids

Yesterday we had our school photographers taking group and candid photos for the yearbook. I walked into the old gym to see how it was going, and I could tell they had been shooting pictures for a while.

After a few minutes I approached one of the photographers to ask if our students were behaving. But before I said a word, the lady said, "Your kids are soooo good. They are well-mannered and behaved." I responded that I was just about to ask about the students' behavior. She went on to say, "Oh, they have been great. Yesterday we were at a school and the kids were so bad, we couldn't even finish. We just packed up our stuff and left."

I equate this to watching our own children grow. Parents who are with their children every day may be less likely to notice a change in height or weight, than someone who only sees the kids occasionally. All of us here at SLS are with our students every day. And we really do know how good our students are. As a matter of fact, it is a routine discussion. But it's always nice to get a reminder from someone who visits other schools daily.

Mr. Chad Moeller

Calendar of Events

  • February 6th - Athletic Board Meeting, 7:00 pm in Parish Office
  • February 7th - 5th/6th Girls Bball vs Greendale Middle School, 6:00
  • February 7th - 7th/8th Girls Bball @ North Decatur HS, 6:00
  • February 8th - Mid Term
  • February 8th - All School Mass, 2nd grade
  • February 9th - Confirmation Retreat
  • February 9th - Robotics Competition at South Ripley, all day
  • February 11th - 7th/8th Girls Bball @ Franklin County, 5:30
  • February 11th - 5th/6th Girls Bball vs Laurel, 6:00 pm
  • February 12th - 7th/8th Girls Bball vs Milan Middle School, 6:00 pm
  • February 13th - All School Mass, 1st grade
  • February 13th - 7th/8th Girls Bball @ St. Michael, Brookville, 6:00 pm
  • February 14th - 5th/6th Girls Bball vs St. Michael, 6:00 pm
  • February 15th - K-3 Valentines Day Party
  • February 16th - Archery Competition in Indy, 9:00 am
  • February 19th - Robotics Competition @ Aurora Elementary, 5:30 pm
  • February 20th - All School Mass, 8th Grade
  • February 23rd - Confirmation at 11:00 a.m.
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St. Louis Preschool

Tiny hands can make a big difference! Our sweet little Preschoolers worked together last week, during Catholic Schools Week, to make blankets for those in need. They did a great job!
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Chicken Dinner Thank You!

Thanks to all who came out to the chicken dinner! We had a GREAT turnout. The Batesville Knights of Columbus and Brenda Meyer did a wonderful job hosting the event and preparing the tasty food.

Thank you to the St. Louis parents/teachers who donated their time to work the event and to those who baked desserts. Thank you to our St. Louis family and friends who supported this event and PTO. You are the best!

Soup’s On!

Soup forms and money have been collected. We look for the soup to arrive and be ready for delivery within two weeks.

Valentine’s Day Party

The Kindergarten - 3rd grade Valentine’s Bingo Party is Friday, February 15. Parent volunteers are needed from 1 pm- 3 pm. If you can help, please email Beth Beiser at or Kelsey Weber at Thank you!

Box Tops

6th grade was the weekly winner for the BoxTops Contest! Keep up the great work! Keep sending in your BoxTops and dimes!

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2018-2019 Yearbook Orders

If you are interested in ordering a 2018-2019 SLS yearbook, please return the order envelope along with your payment to the school office by February 15th.

The price will remain at $17.00 per book this year. Orders turned in after the deadline will be subject to availability. Thank you!

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Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for our next monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser. It will be held on Wednesday, February 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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7th graders study Greek Gods

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SLS Enrichment sign-up

SLS Enrichment classes will be held Feb. 18 -- March 1 from after school until 4 p.m. Participants must be picked up at 4 p.m. from the doors near the art room.

Complete one form for each child. Please register each student for ONE class and complete the permission form by February 8. Classes will be opened for multiple registrations (students who want to take more than one class) on February 7. Each class is $5. Make checks payable to SLS PTO and send to school Attn: Jenny Schebler by Feb. 11. Please e-mail Jenny Schebler at or text Carla Austin at 812-212-3018 with questions. Sign up via the link below.

Please note - Classes (cooking and make-up) may expose participants to allergens. It is the responsibility of the caregiver to minimize allergen exposure. Our presenters are volunteers - please respect and appreciate them!

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Host family and support team needed!

Everyone's Child International is partnering with the Haiti Ministry of St. Anthony and St. Louis to bring life-changing medical care to a young man from Haiti. It takes a village to help a youth so far from home, so we're reaching out to folks who may be interested in lending a hand.

All are welcome to join Everyone’s Child International for an informational meeting to learn about David Laguerre, a 19 year old young man from Haiti, who will be coming to the US to receive life-changing medical care at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. David will be coming to the area in early April and will be here for 3-4 months. He will be treated by the Colorectal Center with a possible reconstructive surgery. Everyone’s Child International is looking for a host family as well as volunteers to help with transportation to appointments, respite care,

clothing, and other support.

Anyone interested in helping or hosting please come to an informational meeting on Monday, Feb 4th from 6:30-7pm in the lower hall at St. Anthony’s Church in Morris.

If you are unable to make the meeting but would like more information, please email Lisa Tuveson at or Jenny Geers at Thank you!

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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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Science Fair Winners

Science Fair Winners

St. Louis 8th graders participated in the science fair process as part of the curriculum. Students chose their topic to research and then conducted experiments. The variety of experiments were extremely impressive! Students now have the opportunity to compete at the State competition in Indianapolis.

John Meer - Spud Race

Jaden Peters - What liquid makes nails rust faster

Conner Ertel - Reduce Reuse Recycle

Aiden Geers - Liquids plants love best

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Wacky Machine.... winners!

Congrats to the 5th and 6th grade team who won the Wacky Machine Contest and will advance to the Regional Competition in March at Jac-Cen-Del:

Sam Richardson

Brady Wonnell

Leo Canessa

Adam Meer

Henry Wanstrath

2nd place went to the only 7th grade team (Megan Batta, Madison Wanstrath, Thomas Lohmueller, Hannah Wells, Marco Canessa, Claire Saner)

3rd place went to one of the 8th grade teams (Megan Raab, Jalyn Stenger, Alec Bunselmeier, Aiden Geers, Matthew Miller, Luke Meer, and Betsy Reidy.

Mrs. Giesting

SLS Teacher

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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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~~Volunteer Schedule below~~

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Bingo News

Super Sunday Bingo is March 10. Please return your Volunteer form ASAP if you have not yet done so.

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Jr. High Track and Golf sign-ups now in progress

Sign up sheets have been posted for both Jr. HIgh track and field and Jr. High golf. If you are interested in playing this year, be sure to sign up ASAP. Mike Burkhart will be collecting the sheets around February 10th.

7th grade award winners

Congratulations to our 7th grade basketball award winners. Very proud of the entire team and the way they played together!

Conner Miles MVP
Carson Meyer Most Improved
Hank Ritter Cardinal Award
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SLS vs BMS 7/8 girls basketball

Monday night was the cross town shoot out for the 7/8th grade St. Louis Lady Cardinals and the Batesville Middle School Bulldogs. We each pulled away a win in the end.

The 7th grade Lady Cardinals shut down the Dogs with a final score of 30-2. Scoring for SLS were Catherine Streator with 17pts, Izzabelle Wonnell with 7pts, and Claire Saner with 6pts. We were able to out rebound the dogs and score most shots from the paint. It was a great showing for the 7th grade Lady Cards making them 6-0 now on the season.

The 8th grade team may not have pulled the win off, but did have a VERY exciting moment during the game. Anna Wanstrath scored her record high of 2pts for her SLS career. The place exploded for her! The final score for The Lady Cards was 16-44. Scoring for SLS were Claire Saner with 6pts, Megan Bauer with 4pts, and Anna Wanstrath, Izza Wonnell, and Sadie Wachsmann all getting us 2pts each. Way to play hard ladies.

St. Louis Lady Cards vs EC

Last Thursday the St. Louis 7/8th Lady Cardinals hosted the East Central Lady Trojans. We took 1 win away from the night but 2 amazing games.

The 7th grade Lady Cards finished the night with a score of 42-10. Scoring for St. Louis were Catherine Streator with 20pts, Claire Saner 9pts, Lea Cossentino with 4pts, Rhea Miller with 3pts, and Izza Wonnell, Lilly Schebler, and Kate Weber all scoring 2pts each. Sadie Wachsmann and Madison Wanstrath were a very important part of our defense pulling down rebounds and assisting teammates in scoring. Ava Owens did a great job defensively, stealing the ball from the other team. These ladies are now 5-0 on the season.

The 8th grade game was such a good game to watch. Although we lost by 1 it was a great game. The final score was 30-31. Scoring for SLS were Megan Bauer with 14pts, Kate Weber with 6pts, and both scoring 4pts each were Rhea Miller and Catherine Streator. Rebounding on both ends were Clarie Saner and Catherine Streato, and Kate Weber assisted by stealing the ball all night long for the Cards. Nice job ladies.

Miss Erin Trenkamp, Coach

5th Grade St. Louis Girls Basketball

The St. Louis 5th Grade Girls' Basketball team traveled to Mt. Carmel for the second game of the season. The Cardinals fought hard, but ultimately came home with a loss, 11-25. Leading the way on offense was Rachel Suttmann scoring 9 points, being 5 for 6 on the free throw line. Cora Roth chipped in 2 points. The Cardinals really stepped up their defensive game with some full court pressure. Karsyn Watson, Paige Watters, Isabel Imel, Jaelyn Owens, Bridget Lohmueller, Meg Ritter and Katelyn Rahe all saw action and played with intensity.

Thank you,

Coach Anne Suttmann

Tuesday Results for St. Louis 5th Grade Girls Basketball

Tuesday night the 5th Grade Cardinals had their first home game of the season against St. Nicholas. The Cardinals got off to a slow start, but kicked it up a notch in the fourth quarter, scoring 8 of their 10 points. Unfortunately, the team was unable to pull out a win. They lost 10-12. Rachel Suttmann led the team on offense scoring 10 points. Bridget Lohmueller led the Cardinals with some intense defense. The Cardinals are in action again on Thursday at home.


Coach Anne Suttmann

6 grade Lady Cardinals basketball

The 6 grade Lady Cardinals lost to Mt. Carmel Monday night 36 to 5. The Lady Cardinals consisting of Anna Moore, Kenzie Maple, Ainsley Sipples, Maria Voegele, Emily Schebler, Lucy Abplanalp and help from 5 th graders, Rachel Suttmann, Jaelyn Owens and Karsyn Watson played very aggressive with a lot of hustle. Offensively Lucy Abplanalp had 4 points and Kenzie Maple 1 point.

Coach Dan Abplanalp

6 grade Lady Cardinals

The 6 grade Lady Cardinals lost a Titanic battle tonight against visiting St. Nicholas 20 to 11. Scoring for the Cardinals were Kenzie Maple 7 points, Anna Moore and Lucy Abplanalp with 2 points respectively. Ainsley Sipples led the defense with 6 rebounds. Emily Schebler, Maria Voegele, Moore, Abplanalp and Maple along with 5th graders Meg Ritter, Isabel Imel and Paige Watters played hard and as a team.

Coach Dan Abplanalp

Athletic Forms

Click here for a link to the forms.

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Cherry Thing-A-Ling Brochure

Below is the Cherry Thing-A-Thing brochure with details about the upcoming festival and ice skating rink. We're hoping many of the St. Louis kids can take advantage of this fun event.

Also, we are still in need of volunteers. Please use the below link if you would like to sign up!

Cherry Thing-A-Ling Festival Volunteer Sign Up

Thank you,

Amy Hawkins

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