Cougar Nation Announcements

October 16, 2019


Mark Your Calendar

October 16 - SLPA Dine to Donate - Raising Cane's - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (earn 1 volunteer point by attending).

October 17 - Mass - St. Louis Catholic Church - 9:40 a.m.

October 17 - JV and Varsity Volleyball @ Texas School of the Deaf - 5:30 p.m.

October 18 - End of the First Quarter

October 18 - Order forms due for those ordering class rings - Juniors

Message From Our President

Dear Cougar Nation,

It’s hard to believe that school has been in session for a little over two months. What an enjoyable whirlwind! As the weather begins to change and the excitement around our campus continues to pick up, you can’t help but be excited about all the things going on at our school.

I have found myself amazed at the traditions and new events that I have had the privilege to be a part of these last few months. Let me express how thrilling it was for me last week to experience my first Cougar Nation Homecoming. The amount of effort and enthusiasm that went into all the weeks’ activities was unlike anything I have ever experienced as an administrator. From the spirit dress days, hallway competition, pep rally, alumni reception, and to the tailgate, Homecoming Week, for me, was fantastic and extremely enjoyable. To top it all off, the Cougars came out with a big win!

One of the truly gratifying experiences for me during Homecoming was attending the alumni reception that was hosted before the game. It was humbling to meet so many of our outstanding and loyal alumni. Hearing their old stores and seeing how much this school still means to them was an eye-opening experience. I went home that night thinking to myself that I want to do everything within my power to create that same experience for our current students.

I hope you have been pleased with the changes we have made this year. It is our continuous goal to make sure that we are doing everything within our power to create memorable experiences for our students while making sure we are equipping them to be successful disciples after their time here has ended. We've made great strides with both of those goals.

I have received wonderful feedback over the last few weeks from people in the Waco community about our students and school. The comment I hear the most is that there is a lot of excitement on our campus and our students are so happy. This shared comment says a lot to me about who we are as a community and where we are going.

There are many more upcoming events. I hope you will consider areas where you are able to help and look into ways in which you can get involved in one of our parent groups. I am very grateful to the parents who have taken the time to help put on our events. We've had fantastic participation from parents and families who want to be more involved. You will see parents helping with the Booster Club, SLPA events, and assisting with other school functions. My wish is that all parents can be more of a presence in our school community. We're off to a great start! You are always welcome here at St. Louis-Reicher Catholic School!

Thank you for your continued support. If you have questions or things you want to talk about, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Blake Evans


St. Louis-Reicher Catholic School

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Congratulations to our Homecoming King and Queen

During halftime at our Homecoming game, Noah Plsek was crowned Homecoming King and Natalie Hutyra was crowned Homecoming Queen. Congratulations.

Leadership Team`

We want to take time to recognize and honor the students who made the 2019-2020 Leadership Team. They are:

  • Nellie Carruth

  • Garrett Chollet

  • Shawn Dhanani

  • Olivia Dorton

  • JohnAnthony Martinez

  • Angel Ntenyi

  • Jaelin Rocha

  • Emily Sanker

  • Christopher Trepinski

  • Alisha Velji

The Leadership Team is involved in many things such as morning prayer, mentoring students at St. Louis, helping at St. Louis middle school retreats, and much more! They are going to do awesome things this year. Make sure to congratulate them when you see them!

Items Needed for Service Project

The Reicher National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society will partner with The Blue Star Mothers in an effort to send Christmas Cards and needed supplies to our US troops that have been deployed overseas away from their families during Christmas.

We are currently in need of blank Christmas cards, Christmas stationary, Christmas stickers, and green and red construction paper. We are asking for any donations that you may have sitting around your house toward this effort over the next two weeks. Please feel free to send your donations in to Mrs. Kelly. We plan to write our letters as a school by October 25. If you have any questions, please email Many thanks and Muchas Gracias from NHS and SHH!

Jazzcat Members in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Jazzcats Brinley Darling, Elise Fuselier, and Gabrielle Rockford have been selected to be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Jr. Jazzcat Cadence Kubacak was selected to perform in the Citrus Bowl halftime show. To help with the cost of the trip, the girls are selling World's Finest Chocolate. Please buy some delicious chocolate to help these talented young ladies represent our school.

If you have any questions, please contact Bridget Fuselier at

GENCO We've Got Spirit How About You Competition

Go to the website below and choose Reicher Catholic High School (one vote per day). Cast your vote now for Reicher! If we get the most votes, we will be awarded $1500! Voting closes at the end of the business day on November 29th, 2019.

Emergency Response Protocol

St. Louis-Reicher is using the I Love U Guys Standard Response Protocol to prepare our students and staff for situations that may arise on our campuses. Your child may have told you about drills that we have done so far this year, and we will continue to perform drills throughout the year. Keep in mind that if you visit school and their is a sign on the door about a drill in progress, we ask for your patience as we practice these procedures. Please see this infographic and visit for more information about this program.



College Corner

Be sure to let Mrs. Conners know the names of the colleges/universities to which you have been admitted. College admission is an exciting time, and we want to share in your celebration. If you would like to have your picture posted on our social media platforms with your acceptance letter, please send that information to Mrs. Chollett at


Congratulations to Gracie Weber on her acceptances to University of Oklahoma, University of Arkansas, and University of Mississippi.
Congratulations to Charley Brewton on her acceptance to Belmont University.


End of 1st Quarter

The end of the 1st quarter is Friday, October 18th. All work must be turned in by the end of the school day on the 18th. Report Cards will be emailed to parents and students on Wednesday, October 23rd.

Guest Speaker

On October 23rd, Pulmonologist, Dr. Matt Pattillo will be speaking to our students during Advisory about the health risks of smoking/vaping. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Nominate Your Teacher

Nominate your teacher for the Educators Credit Union Student's Choice Award. Tell them what makes your teacher special. Go to or

Fit/Advisory Schedule

Friday, Oct 18th

  • Advisory 9:45am10:10am- Finishing up the SMART goal setting activity we started 3 weeks ago. You will need their SMART goal sheets.

  • Assembly 10:15-10:29am

Monday, Oct 21st

  • FIT- 10:10am-10:29am

  • Presentation in the PAC about the NHS and NSHS service project

Tuesday, Oct 22nd

  • FIT 9:40am-9:59am

  • Prayer 9:59am-10:29am

Wednesday, Oct 23rd

  • Guest Speaker, 9:45am-10:29am

Thursday, Oct 24th

  • Mass, 9:40am-10:25am

Friday, Oct 25th

  • Advisory 9:40am-10:10am

Entrance to Sporting Events

All students need to pay entry fee to all sporting events unless they have a Cougar Card in hand or they are participating in the event.

High School Fall Retreat - How He Loves

This fall, our high schoolers will have the opportunity to go on retreat and learn more about God's great love for them. We will take a step back from our busy lives to think about God's sacrifice for us, His unending love, and His mercy. We'll join with other high school youth groups so that our teens will get a glimpse of the universal Church and be able to form new friendships.

The retreat will be held November 23- 24 at Messiah's Ranch in Bryan, Texas. There is a bonus night for upperclassmen on November 22, where 11th and 12th graders will be able to invite God into their lives in a particular way as they look ahead to what they'll be doing after high school.

The cost for the retreat is $60.00 if you sign up before October 15 and have either paid the St Louis Youth registration fee or are on a payment plan. After October 15, the cost goes up to the regular registration price, $80.00. Late registration is $100.00 from November 9-15.

Have questions? Reply to this newsletter or email Alycia Frech at

Mark Your Calendar!

Junior - Class ring orders will be due on Friday October 18, 2019, at 9:40 a.m. during FIT. Down payment will be due with orders.

Senior - Senior invitations and graduation order form presentation is Monday, November 4, 2019.

Senior - Senior invitation and graduation orders forms are due on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, during lunch. 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Down payment will be due with orders. All seniors must turn in a packet even if they do not buy the invitations. Your cap and gown information is on the order form. There is no charge for the cap and gown.

Stay Connected with Reicher

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