Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School | Thurs., Feb. 17, 2022

From the Desk of Our Principal

Reflecting on the past week, the support shown to the school has been both varied and tremendous. This week, meetings with the St. Louis Foundation, the Finance Committee, and Advisory Council were held and the level of support and expertise in each meeting is to be commended. Our school is fortunate to have such a vested community that is dedicated to the success and ownership of the school. Read below for information on how to support the school through the Parent Guild. There are many opportunities for parents to serve and the school welcomes such support. Upcoming events such as the Week of Giving, Saints Spring Fest, and the annual Golf Tournament with Champagne Bingo provide opportunities for community building and financial support. Please stay tuned for more information on these events. Finally, whether it’s free weekly tutoring, ACT boot camps, or having opportunities for our students to pray on campus (read below about Kevin McCall’s visit), the school operates to be a supportive environment for our Saints. Honor and Praise God…In All Ways.


Go Saints Forever!

Mia Touchet

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New Campus Committee Update - Robert Piper, Chairman

At the last New Campus Committee (NCC) meeting much discussion was had about the amount of oversight and layers of management involved in the new campus project. Oversight to one degree or another includes the Bishop, Board of Pastors, school administration, school finance and advisory committees along with their associated sub-committees, and the NCC. Although this amount of involvement indicates significant interest and desire to help by the St. Louis community it does not allow for the most streamlined and efficient method of operation. It was decided that the best way for the NCC to remain involved is for its members to join the school’s finance or advisory committee’s or one of their associated sub-committees.


The hope is this adjustment will give the committee members a stronger voice in the project and reduce a layer of redundancy and expense. Most NCC members, who did not already serve on another committee have now agreed to serve on an existing committee. Look for continued updates on the progress of the new campus coming regularly from the administration in “Halo Notes.”

~ACADEMICS~

Biology II Dissection

Students in Mrs. Richard's Biology II class dissected a sheep’s kidney. This was part of the unit based on the excretory system. Our science classes offer both virtual and live labs as part of the curriculum.

ACT Testing for Juniors: March 9

ACT & Pre-ACT testing will take place on Wednesday, March 9. All freshmen and sophomores will take the Pre-ACT. Juniors will take the computer-based ACT at a reduced cost to families. This fee is due to Mrs. Heather Fruge (hfruge@slchs.org) in the counseling office by Friday, February 18.


Our ACT workshop for Juniors who signed up begins on Monday at 3:15.

PrepFactory

All SLCHS students have a subscription to PrepFactory, an ACT prep website. Through a series of diagnostic quizzes, a student’s strengths and weaknesses are assessed. Study Plans can be created or teachers can assign specific skills to students. Test strategy is also included with practice sets and detailed breakdowns of how to attack test questions.

Star English & Math

Freshmen and sophomores took the STAR English and Math assessments during the month of January. Students reviewed previous scores and made goals for their winter testing. Teachers use this data to plan instruction and remediate or accelerate students based on their current needs. Students who achieve a benchmark score on both assessments or show growth on one or more tests will earn a reward on Friday, February 18. Click here to learn more about the STAR assessments and ask your student about their most recent scores.

2022 - 2023 Scheduling

The counseling team will host parent meetings in the Pavilion to review course selections and other pertinent information for the upcoming school year. Click here to review the course planning guide and course request forms. Please discuss your student's schedule requests with them prior to the meetings.
  • Class of 2026 - Tuesday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Louisiana Literacy Week

Governor John Bel Edwards proclaimed this week Louisiana Literacy Week. His proclamation states that "Literacy Week is an opportunity to promote and recognize the importance of literacy in Louisiana and participate in programs, ceremonies and activities targeted at giving our children and young adults the gift, joy, and promise of reading." We are so thankful for Mrs. LeJeune and all of our teachers who are working to build a community of readers.

~FAITH LIFE~

Don't Just Think About it, Pray About it!

Our friend Kevin McCall, came to visit us once again here on campus to pray with our students and faculty who wanted to spend some time with him.

As always, what starts as a very organic invitation to anyone that would like to be prayed with, quickly turns into an all day prayer experience as students make there way back to class in awe with the new found knowledge and experience of a God who really does hear their prayers.

Kevin prayed with our students for almost 7 hours on Tuesday, and again for the majority of Wednesday morning!


Kevin lives off of God’s providence, going where our Lord leads him, and we are so grateful that our Lord has led him to our St. Louis community!

If your child came home speaking about their encounter with God through their time with Kevin, please consider donating to his ministry at becomingbarnabas.org .

We love being able to provide opportunities for authentic encounters with God, for our students, and your contribution to Kevin’s ministry makes it possible.

~ADMISSIONS & ADVANCEMENT~

Don't Wait to Secure Your Spot!

Application & Enrollment is OPEN! To apply for a new student or re-enroll your current Saint visit our website www.slchs.org.


  • If you have a current family & are applying for a sibling, you can do so once you are logged into your account by the apply/enrollment tab. You no longer need to create a new account for each sibling.
  • New families should click on the navy APPLY NOW tab. Follow the prompts. If you haven’t paid the application fee at the end, then your application hasn’t been submitted.
  • If you have a current family & are applying for a sibling, you can do so once you are logged into your account by the apply/enrollment tab. You no longer need to create a new account for each sibling.
  • TIPS- Make sure to click the “Save/Next” button at the very bottom of each screen.

Saints Spring Fest

Save the date for the Saints Event of the Year!

There will be live music, games, art show, movie premier, adult concert & MORE! A weekend for the entire family! More details to come!

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2021-2022 Yearbook Information -Ads etc.

The due date to place a business ad in this year's Spectre is Feb. 1. The due date to place a senior ad is Feb. 28. Please contact M.Core at mcore@slchs.org with any questions or concerns.

~STUDENT LIFE~

February Lunch Orders

Click here to fill out the form for February lunch orders.

Movie Night Under the Stars - hosted by Spanish Club

Join us for a night under the stars on the St. Louis Catholic soccer field.

  • Friday, February 18 at 6:30 pm
  • Bring your blankets and chairs for a fun filled night with Disney's Encanto- a beautifully animated movie you are sure to love
  • Concessions will be sold
Hope to see you there!

Around Athletics

Best of luck to teams defending their state championship titles - Girls Indoor Track and Girls Basketball (Quarterfinals tomorrow). GO LADY SAINTS!!


Wrestling

Sophomore Graham Montet took home the Division III state title at 170 pounds at last weekend’s state championships. Juniors Luke Caballero and Hank Milligan were runners-up for the Saints, who earned 5th place as a team. Also earning podium spots were Hank Hebert and Daniel Thomas (3rd place) and Shreve Gage, Kade Lounsberry, and Noah Williamson.

Lady Saints Track Team

The Lady Saints Track team has upwards of 16 girls that have qualified to compete in the state meet, 3 of which are ranked #1 in their respective individual events. Our 4x400m relay team is ranked #25th in the country and our 4x200m relay team as well as our 4x800m relay teams are ranked 1st in division 2 coming out of the LSU qualifying meet 2 weeks ago!

Support our Lady Saints by watching the live stream of this weekend's LHSAA indoor track State Championship Meet at LSU.

Girls Basketball

Junior Paris Guillory scored 23 points as girls basketball opened the Division II playoffs with a 98-27 win over Archbishop Hannan at the Legacy Center. Myca Trail added 19 points, Gabbie Link had 15 and Ragan Kee netted 10 for the top-seeded Lady Saints. Up next will be a quarterfinal matchup with De La Salle on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Legacy Center.

Boys Basketball

Senior Bryson Hardy scored a career-high 34 points to lead the Saints to a 69-61 win over Jennings Tuesday at the Legacy Center. J.D. Soileau and Bennett McElveen scored 10 points each as the team remained in a second-place tie in the league standings. The Saints will close out the regular season at LCCP on Friday.

Powerlifting
The boys powerlifting team will be in action Saturday at the West Regional in Abbeville. Among those expected to compete for spots on the podium for the Saints are Luke Churchman, Cody LeBato, Darren Metoyer, and Sam Slade.

Tennis

The girls tennis team notched a 5-4 victory over Teurlings Catholic at Ward 3 Tuesday. Kyleigh Atkins won her singles match and doubles matches were won by the teams of Mary Rose Buttross/Madelyn Buttross, Maggie Lang/Ellie Nickel, and Sophie Smith/Anna Watson. Winning singles matches for the boys were Kai Reinauer and Dillon Darby.

The defending Division III state champion boys team has matchups this week with Division II champion St. Thomas More Thursday and Division I champion Catholic-Baton Rouge Saturday.

~LAGNIAPPE~

Yearbook Ads Are Due Very Soon

Senior ads are due by Feb. 28 Purchase a yearbook by March 31 for free ice cream.

Join Parent Guild as a Praying Saint!

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Covid Corner

Covid Reporting

Zero positive cases reported this week in the Saints Community.


Please use the link on our website to report any Covid related illnesses or email, Teresa Ernst, Covid Coordinator, with any questions.

St. Louis Catholic Foundation & Planned Giving

If you are interested or have further questions, please reach out to Ashley Ivey-Atkins.

Patron Saint - Pillar Partners