Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Halo Highlight: Administrative Update

Dear Saints Families,


I am humbled and honored to accept the position as interim administrator, or acting principal at St. Louis Catholic High School. As a former principal with more than 25 years of experience in education, I fully understand the task at hand, so I ask for prayers and support for our school, for our faculty & staff, and most of all for our students. We will move forward with our strategic plan and focus on improving our already strong academics. It is also a top priority to maintain a safe and efficient school environment. However, the #1 priority will ALWAYS be your children – our Saints!


I will leave you with the following scripture that has always kept me grounded:
When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, ”Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. Luke 5:4-6

St. Louis Catholic community, let us all unite and let down our nets to catch the abundance of God’s riches and blessings. Have a blessed weekend ahead.


Blessings,

Mia Orgeron

Academic Updates

St. Louis Catholic Names Two National Merit Semifinalists

On Wednesday St. Louis Catholic announced seniors Ethan Hebert and Caroline Obluda were two of more than 1.5 million high school juniors who qualified as National Merit Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Their exceptional scores on the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NSMQT®) served as an initial screen of program entrants. Read more.

AP Reminders for Parents and Students

As of the end of last week, over 25 students had still not enrolled in their AP course. These students and their parents should have received an email from Ms. Tricia Barrow or a conversation from their teacher instructing them to attempt enrollment on their cell phone or to call the student hotline directly at 888-225-5427. PLEASE take care of this issue.


If you have a FACTS account, please follow these instructions to submit your AP payment by Friday, Sept. 27.


1. Log into FACTS.

2. Under “Payment Plan and Billing,” you will see a total balance, payment plan, and incidental expenses. Note: AP fees are listed under incidental expenses.

3. Select “Make a Payment.” Note: At this time, you cannot auto draft for incidental expenses; you can enroll in auto draft, but that option can not be applied until next year’s AP payment.

4. Click “Other Amount.”

5. Under “Other Payment Options,” check the September 27 Incidental Expenses box; the amount should populate for you.

6. Follow the remainder prompts to submit/confirm your payment. Thanks so much for your patience, as we are learning a new FACTS feature!

College Visit Update

Fall College Visits Scheduled:


Nicholls State University - Sept. 18

LSU - Sept. 19

Tulane - Sept. 23

Notre Dame - Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. (advance sign-up not required)

Northwestern State - Sept. 24

McNeese Honors College - Oct. 3

Millsaps - Oct. 7

McNeese Oct. 8

UL Monroe - Oct. 10

Sowela - Oct. 15

LSU Eunice - Oct. 21

Spring Hill College - Oct. 25

ULL - Oct. 29


Students must register in advance to attend and can come by the Counseling Office to sign up. Official passes will be delivered to registered students the morning of the presentation and must be presented for admission. The presentation is expected to last about 30 minutes, and students are responsible for missed work.

Announcements

Freshmen: Participate in Truth, Facts & Lies

Freshman students are encouraged to participate in the educational program Truth, Facts & Lies. The consent form found here must be signed by a parent and returned to the office by TOMORROW, Friday, September 13.

Tech Talk with Melanie LeJeune

Check Your Computer for Updates!

Microsoft sends out an update on the second Tuesday of every month (this past Tuesday), so it's time to check for updates. Please do so TONIGHT at home. Your computer's health depends upon it. Not sure how to check for updates? Watch this 1-minute video, and see the Help Desk in the library if needed.


  • Help Desk Tip #2 - Learn how to use the OneNote Web Clipper Chrome Extension to easily send online articles to OneNote!

Golden Gala & Auction Update

The Golden Gala & Auction is just 8 days away! Remember, all proceeds benefit ALL students at St. Louis Catholic High School. Ticket sales end tomorrow, so click here to join us for an incredible evening at Calcasieu Marine Bank!


You won't want to miss this signature event! The Saints Show Choir will perform during the VIP cocktail hour, and tables are going fast! Also, a performance by the Flamethrowers will conclude the evening. Click here to watch a preview of the event on today's FOX29 Morning Show, including more about the 2019 St. Louis Catholic Hall of Fame inductee, Mike Veron (Landry Memorial Class of 1968!)

Text to Bid Debuts at Silent Auction!

Even if you can't attend the Gala, you can still support our Saints! The silent auction will open through our "text to bid" feature on the morning of Friday, Sept. 20...so if you're unable to attend but would still like a bidder number, simply email Ashley Ivey-Atkins, Director of Advancement, by Monday! Watch more on "text to bid" in the video below. #staygolden
Text to Bid

Great Tuition Giveaway Tickets Available

The annual GREAT TUITION GIVEAWAY will be a premier drawing once again at the Golden Gala & Auction, and tickets are available for purchase now! This is a limited offer - we will sell only 100 tickets, which increases your chance to win! For only $200 you'll have a chance to win one year of tuition & registration fees at St. Louis Catholic High School (redeemable up to three years) valued at more than $8,000. Click here to get your tickets now for the Great Tuition Giveaway!


**Tuition prize may not be redeemed for cash and does not grant entry into the school. Need not be present to win. May be applied to the 2019-2020 school year.**

Future Saints

Save the Dates

Please mark your calendars and join us at St. Louis Catholic for the following events:


Athletic Open House - October 16 from 6-7:30 p.m.: Bring your future Saint to meet our coaches & tour our sports facilities. Open to Middle School students.


Saint for a Day - Nov. 12 (morning & afternoon sessions): 8th Graders from our Partner Schools are invited to spend some time at St. Louis Catholic & experience the Saint life with our student ambassadors!


St. Louis Catholic Open House - Nov. 20 from 5:30-8 p.m.: All Middle School students and their parents are invited to tour St. Louis Catholic. Visit classrooms, meet our faculty, and learn about everything our school has to offer in an exciting night of information and exploration!


Priority Application Opens - Nov. 21: Apply early for the 2020-2021 school year & be entered for a chance to have your $500 Registration Fee waived! It's a great time to be a SAINT!

Homecoming 2019 Information

Applications for the 2019 Homecoming Parade (Wednesday, Oct. 2) are now available to alumni, partner schools, and anyone who loves St. Louis Catholic! All you have to do to reserve your spot in our 50th anniversary parade lineup is submit this Google Form. If you have any questions, please contact Dee Butts. For a list of parade do's and don't's, please click here!


We're also thrilled to be holding a special Mass for current families and alumni to conclude Homecoming Week Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME!) Fr. Long will celebrate Mass on campus, and then we will serve a light lunch and hold school tours for alumni of St. Louis Catholic, St. Charles Academy, Landry Memorial and Sacred Heart. All families are welcome!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Sept. 12

Progress Reports, 2:30 p.m.

Costa Rica 2021 Informational Meeting, 6 p.m. (Room #32)


Friday, Sept. 13

Schedule: A-C-D-G-H

Saints Football at Jena, 7 p.m.


Saturday, Sept. 14

Saints Swim Meet in Lafayette


Monday, Sept. 16

Schedule: A-B-E-F-H

Freshman & JV Football vs. Sam Houston (SLCHS Field)

Lady Saints Volleyball vs. Hamilton Christian (Krajicek Gym)


Tuesday, Sept. 17

Schedule: B-C-D-F-G

Student Council Meeting at lunch (Krajicek Gym)

Harry Methvin's Book Signing, 6-8 p.m. (SLCHS Commons)

Lady Saints Volleyball at Iowa


Wednesday, Sept. 18

Schedule: Late Start-A-D-E-H

Faculty Meeting: Late Start for Students, Warning Bell at 8:56 a.m.

FBLA Louisiana Fall Leadership Conference

Football: ICCS at OLI, 5:30 p.m. in Jennings & SMCS at OLS, 6 p.m in Sulphur


Thursday, Sept. 19

Schedule: B-C-E-F-G

Food and Fellowship Lunch, 11:40 a.m.

Diocesan Tech Meeting, 1:30-3 p.m.

Lady Saints Volleyball vs. Notre Dame (Krajicek Gym)

Saints Football at Kinder, 7 p.m.

Contact Information

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