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
Future Saints - Join Us Friday at the Orange, Blue & You Dance!
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 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 email@example.com. Make it a sweet and golden day, Saints!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Advancement News - Special Thanks to Our Patron Saint Sponsors!
Johnnie's Paint & Body
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 email@example.com.
Around Saints Athletics
Football Intrasquad Scrimmage Friday; Get Your Jamboree Tickets!
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!
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.
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
Tuesday, August 20
Student Council Meeting, 7:15 a.m. (Room #31)
Wednesday, August 21
Thursday, August 22
Saints Fund Cornerstone Society Reception, 6-8 p.m. (SLCHS Commons)