Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Halo Highlight - Enroll Early; Get Scheduling Preferences!

Dear Saints Families,

As we continue to plan strategically for the 2020-2021 school year, all returning families MUST re-enroll your student for next year. Our Counseling Department will be starting to map out schedules soon, and if your child is not enrolled, he or she won't be able to make their schedule for next year. Click here to review re-enrollment instructions if you need to, and use your existing ParentsWeb login to complete the very quick process if you haven't already. Please contact Director of Admissions Heather Ieyoub by email or at 436-7275 Ext. 244 with any questions.

Financial Aid Opportunities

New families only - this is your link to apply for next year! We are pleased to offer FACTS Payment Plans (monthly payments, semi-annual payments, or payment in full) and Financial Aid to families on the same platform.

Opportunities for Financial Aid:

In addition to FACTS Payment Plans that allow you to pay for your children's St. Louis Catholic education at a pace that suits your family, we offer the opportunity to obtain a subsidized tuition rate through your church parish. Click here to access the 2020-2021 subsidy form, and turn in to our Finance Office by April 15!

We also offer scholarship opportunities through our school and endowed scholarships through the St. Louis Foundation.

If you have any questions, please contact Ray Baggett, Director of Finance, or Heather Ieyoub, Director of Admissions.

Need New Uniforms? Get to Southern Drifter this Weekend!

Southern Drifter is placing uniform orders for the 2020-21 school year! You can stop in and be fitted or call and place your order over the phone. The last day to order and receive a guaranteed uniform with bulk discounted pricing is this Saturday, February 8, 2020.

Store Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm; Sat: 10am-4pm; Sunday: CLOSED

New Store Location: 3101 Ernest Street, Suite 2 (in the shopping center beside Prien Lake Mall; look for the sign!)

Store Contact: LeAnne Buff: store-337-602-6668; cell-337-936-0104

If the item no longer fits upon pickup in June, you will be able to exchange any and all items at no cost. Growth of your child is accounted for. Click here for more information on our school uniform policy.

Academic Updates

STAR Testing Sees Amazing Results in 2nd Year

For the second year in a row, St. Louis Catholic is administering the STAR Reading and STAR Math benchmark tests to students three times throughout the school year and effectively using the data & reports to measure student growth.

Saints English teachers Claudia Brunot and Julie Hebert said these tests have already brought about a positive impact on student learning. For instance, August test results showed 50% of freshman students scoring at or above the benchmark, 32% on watch, and 16% needing intervention, but January’s results showed a 5% increase in freshman students meeting benchmarks and a 5% decrease in students needing intervention. Read more.

Juniors & Seniors - ACT School Day March 31

WHO: Juniors & Seniors who haven't taken the ACT yet or need to improve their score

WHEN & WHERE: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at St. Louis Catholic (freshmen & sophomores will be doing Diocesan-wide ASPIRE achievement testing)
WHY: This ACT test will be given in an online format, which our students are most familiar with, at a discounted price of only $45.50! Save 9% off the regular price!

HOW: Be on the lookout for an email from the Counseling Department that contains information on how to register your junior or senior for this ACT!

Counseling Spotlight: National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week is the first week of February each year. So we take this opportunity not only to thank our Saints Counseling Team - Counselors Susan Holmes (A-J) and Elaine Segura (K-Z), Secretary Heather Fruge and Dual Enrollment Liaison/AP Coordinator Tricia Barrow - for their dedication, but also to remind you about the many resources available to you and your student on our Counseling website.
We have college scholarship opportunities updated weekly, college planning resources customized by grade level, Dual Enrollment information and much more, including announcements on college visits to campus, like the U.S. Air Force Academy on Monday, Feb. 10 at 10:30 a.m.! If your student is interested, they can sign up in the Counseling Office.
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Campus Ministry

Sophomore Retreat Monday

One of the beautiful traditions at St. Louis Catholic is the class retreat, and the sophomores will enjoy their retreat on campus this Monday, Feb. 10. Sophomores should arrive at school as normal and bring their lunch, but are welcome to wear jeans (no holes, no sweatpants, etc.) and a St. Louis T-shirt/sweatshirt with either tennis shoes or school shoes.

Parents, if you would like to sign up for a time slot to pray for our retreatants and retreat team during the day, please click here. Much planning and preparation has gone into this retreat, and we would love your support through prayers!

Diocesan Youth Conference - Register by Monday!

The annual Diocesan Youth Conference is Feb. 21-23 in Beaumont. It is for high school teens and 8th graders hosted by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. It includes live music, keynotes, teen witnesses, breakout sessions, Mass with our Bishop, Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction, Cajun dancing, a talent show, and lots of fun. If your child is interested in attending, the registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 10, so click here to get started!

Student News

Drost, Johnson to Continue Football Careers at Collegiate Level

St. Louis Catholic senior tight end Charlie Drost and wide receiver/kick returner Jadon Johnson signed to continue their football careers at the collegiate level Wednesday in a schoolwide ceremony in the Commons.

Drost is headed to LSU as a preferred walk-on, and Johnson signed with Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska. Read more.

Community News

Welcome, New Advisory Council Members!

We welcome Jody Lavergne, Jack Robichaux, Ann Vincent and Jared Watson to the St. Louis Catholic Advisory Council! They join current members Dinah Bradford (Chair), Carrie Collins, Jenny Leach, Patrick Milligan, Mary Ann Moses and Linda Gail Shumaker. The Advisory Council meets on the first Wednesday of every month following our Strategic Vision team meetings, and we are so grateful for their dedication and commitment to the future growth of our school!

Get Your Tickets Now for FAME JR.!

St. Louis Catholic is proud to present FAME JR. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at ACTS Theatre. Did you see co-director Tricia Barrow and student actors Coleman Zeringue, Molli Miller, Neely Khan and Ana-Claire Perkins on the FOX29 Morning Show last week? If you missed it, click here to watch.

Click here to purchase tickets from our website, or call the front office with questions.

Register Now - Russell J. Stutes Memorial Golf Tournament March 6

Sponsorships and teams are now available for the Russell J. Stutes Memorial All Saints Golf Tournament set for Friday, March 6, at the Lake Charles Country Club. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Click here to learn more and sign up!
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