Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Halo Highlight: Welcome Back to St. Louis Catholic! (Student Life & Communication Reminders)

Dear Saints Families,

What a wonderful first week of school it's been! Two masses and a pep rally surely set the tone for an exciting year! Our Saints family is built on strong traditions and a safe and secure environment. Please help us keep our campus safe by observing the following drop-off and pickup procedures:

Arrival/Dismissal - For everyone's safety, the front horseshoe driveway is the only place students should be dropped off and picked up. **If your child drives to school, they should enter the school upon arrival and refrain from staying in their vehicle until the bell rings. Failure to do so could result in a discipline referral.**

Schedule Change Requests Close Friday - As the counselors have reminded you all week, TOMORROW is the last day to request schedule changes for the 2019-2020 school year. For more information and to access the schedule change form, please click here.

School-wide Communication - St. Louis Catholic uses RenWeb to communicate with the school community through email and text messages. In the event of an immediate school closure or other emergency, you will receive a text alert. Depending on the situation, you may also receive an automated phone call with more details from Mr. Bradley, and you will always get a follow-up email with more information in the aftermath. Halo Notes is distributed to all current families each Thursday during the school year, and our website (www.slchs.org) and social media platforms are excellent ways to stay informed about all things Saints.

Uniform Policy - Please refer to the student handbook for St. Louis Catholic's uniform policy. A handy guide is also available on the Parents Info page of our website. Please help us enforce our guidelines by ensuring skirt lengths are appropriate and your child has correct socks and shoes.

Front Office Items - With nearly 600 students, our front office remains busy. While our top priority is to serve our students, it is nearly impossible to distribute items that are brought to the office, such as lunches, changes of clothes, etc. We understand emergencies or the occasional forgetfulness, but please help us establish independence and responsibility by having your child pack these each morning.


Freshman Class Retreat Postponed

Due to the quick turnaround of a new school year, our Freshman Retreat previously scheduled for Aug. 26-27 in Alexandria has been postponed. It will be rescheduled for a later date, and that date will be communicated to our freshman families, so please stay tuned to our website, social media and Halo Notes for the latest information!

Tech Talk - Tech Check 2019 & Helpful Links

Tech Check 2019 - Remind your students to look through this guide that we went over on Monday to make sure their computer is ready for the year!

Helpful Links:

Future Saints - Join Us Friday at the Orange, Blue & You Dance!

We invite all middle school students from our partner schools to walk over to the Commons after Friday's football scrimmage for our inaugural Orange, Blue & YOU Back to School Dance from 6:30-9 p.m. Admission is free.

Wear your Orange & Blue, and come kick off the new school year! Music provided by Avid Sounds! Enjoy the Selfie Station with props! What to know:

-Again, admission is free. Students will get tickets for water and a snack.

-School appropriate attire is expected regarding length of skirts, shorts & tops!

-Dance will be chaperoned by Saints faculty & parents.

-Security provided by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department.

-Pickup & drop-off will take place in the front loop on Bank Street.

**Parents, please form two lines and remain in your cars to expedite pickup. Please do not park in the circular driveway.**

Golden Gala & Auction Update

Our signature event is just 36 days away! Have you bought your tickets yet? Click here to join us for an incredible evening at Calcasieu Marine Bank!

Our Gold Mine is so Sweet!

Calling all bakers & shakers! Here's your chance to show off what your Momma taught you. Our Gold Mine is in need of desserts for the Golden Gala & Auction. If you love to bake and have a heart to give, please click here to donate an item to our sweet shop (aka Gold Mine!)

If you have a question, please contact Sweet Shop Chair Staci VanHoose at 540-7695 or by email at sdvanhoose@yahoo.com. Make it a sweet and golden day, Saints!

Golden Bar

Are you a wine connoisseur? Do you know about craft beers? Can you help us stock our bar? Please consider donating a bottle of wine to our Golden Gala & Auction!

Remember, all proceeds go to benefit ALL students at St. Louis Catholic High School. Don't have time to drop it off? No problem - just bring it to Back to School Night on August 28th. Look for the Golden Table in the middle of the blue & orange! Thank you for your generosity. Any questions, please email aatkins@slchs.org. #staygolden

Golden Recipes Over 50 Years! Submit Recipes for 50th Anniversary Cookbook

Do you love to cook & enjoy sharing recipes? Please consider sharing your recipes with us for our reprinting of the 1983 cookbook with fast-track recipes from today. Click here to submit your recipes. We will be pre-selling the cookbooks at the Golden Gala & Auction on Friday, Sept. 20.

Any questions, please email cphillips@slchs.org. #staygolden

Advancement News - Special Thanks to Our Patron Saint Sponsors!

We extend a special thanks to the first businesses to join our Patron Saint Business Alliance:

Johnnie's Paint & Body

Crawford Orthodontics

Baggett McCall

Center for Restorative Dentistry

Point to Point Directional Drilling

William T. & Ethel Lewis Burton Foundation

Empire of the Seed, LLC

Navarra's Jewelry & Gifts

If you or your business is interested in being a Patron Saint Sponsor, please click here to explore your opportunities. For more information, call Ashley Ivey-Atkins, Director of Advancement, at 494-0724 or email aatkins@slchs.org.

Around Saints Athletics

Football Intrasquad Scrimmage Friday; Get Your Jamboree Tickets!

Are you ready for some football? We have a Saints intrasquad scrimmage Friday at 5:30 p.m.; come get an early look at the 2019 St. Louis Catholic football team!

Tickets are also available now in the school office to see the Saints Aug. 30 in the Sulphur jamboree! $10 gets you into all three Friday games at Matt Walker Stadium - St. Louis Catholic takes on LaGrange in the 2nd game at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Century Club Membership Cards On Sale!

St. Louis Catholic Century Club cards are also for sale in the front office. Donations to the Century Club help the Saints athletic program continue to be among the best in Class 3A! Click here to access the Century Club form. Century Club members gain admission to all Saints home athletic events (excluding jamborees, playoffs and tournament games).

Faculty News

New Teacher Spotlight - Joshua Thompson

We are very excited to spotlight the new faculty members who joined the staff at St. Louis Catholic staff this school year! Next up in the series is Theology & English teacher Joshua Thompson:

Hometown? Topsy, Louisiana, right north of Moss Bluff.

Teaching Background? I have been teaching for four years now. I started teaching History and English at Holy Family Catholic School in Moss Bluff for two years. Last year I taught 6th grade Math at F.K. White Middle. This is my first year teaching high school.

Favorite Quote? "The Glory of God is man fully alive," attributed to St. Iranaeus.

Favorite Foods? Stuffed crust pizza.

What will we most likely find you doing on a weekend? You will most likely find me enjoying the company of my family: my two-year old son, Aidan, and my wife Frances. We often go walking, boating, splash-padding, or hanging out in the back yard.

Where do you most hope to make an impact at St. Louis Catholic? I am looking forward to contributing to the tradition of excellence here at St. Louis Catholic. I am most looking forward to doing this through the Religion department and bringing the Joy of our Faith to our students.

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 16

Orange, Blue and You Middle School Dance for partner schools, 6:30-9 p.m. (SLCHS Commons)

Saints Football Inner Squad Scrimmage, 5:30 p.m.

Schedule: 8 Period Day

Monday, August 19

Schedule: A-B-E-F-H

Tuesday, August 20

Schedule B-C-D-F-G

Student Council Meeting, 7:15 a.m. (Room #31)

Wednesday, August 21

Schedule A-Mass-D-E-H

Thursday, August 22

Schedule B-C-E-F-G

Saints Fund Cornerstone Society Reception, 6-8 p.m. (SLCHS Commons)

Contact Information

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