Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, January 31, 2019


Dear Saints Parents,

First, I want to thank you for your patience and diligence during our Open Application & Re-enrollment Period for next year. This is a new integrated system we are working with, so there are “growing pains.” As many of you know, we have encountered some issues with FACTS administering incorrect fees during the application process, and we are in constant communication with FACTS to get the errors corrected as soon as possible. I am available for anyone who needs assistance with our online admissions - If you would like one-on-one help, please contact me at hieyoub@slchs.org or 436-7275 Ext. 244. I will be glad to set up an appointment if you wish. Here are some answers to our most frequently asked admissions questions:

1. Why did we choose to go online?

ANSWER: Moving to online registration will create a more comprehensive database and will ultimately become a “one-stop shop” for families to access everything from grades to student records to financial responsibilities.

2. If I currently have a child at SLCHS and will also have an incoming freshman in 2019, do I need to follow two separate processes?

ANSWER: Yes. Please re-enroll your current students through your ParentsWeb account. We have a step-by-step re-enrollment guide available here. All prospective students must apply at this link. Once you have completed the application process and your student has been accepted, we can combine your family on our end.

3. If I can’t pay the full tuition value right now, can my child still apply?

ANSWER: Yes. The only amount that is required to pay upon application is $525. We have flexible payment plans for the remaining tuition & fees that you can discuss with our Director of Finance, Ray Baggett, in order to determine your best payment option. Mr. Baggett can be reached at rbaggett@slchs.org or 436-7275 Ext. 247. Financial aid is also available in the form of scholarships and tuition assistance. If you believe St. Louis Catholic is the right place for your child, please don’t hesitate to apply!

4.Why can't I log into RenWeb?

ANSWER: You may have forgotten your username, password or have used your child’s login information in the past. If you encounter any of these problems, we can easily reset your username and password for you. Simply call Melissa Gueringer in the front office, and she can assist you.

5. Why aren't the buttons on the left turning green?

ANSWER: If the task buttons on the left are not green after you click “save & next” at the bottom of each page, you may have missing information. Please go back and review the page to make sure you have filled in all required information. This is exceptionally important on the last page of the application & registration as your form will not submit.

Thank you for your patience! Please let me know if I can assist you in any way.

For Our Saints,

Heather Ieyoub

Director of Admissions

Application and Re-Enrollment Deadline is Feb. 4

Don't forget - the deadline to apply and re-enroll for the 2019-2020 school year is this Monday, Feb. 4. You must re-enroll your student online through your ParentsWeb account to ensure your spot at St. Louis Catholic for next year. Click here to view the step-by-step guide on our website, or refer to the directions below. Please note - if you also have an incoming freshman, you must follow the new application process for him or her at this link.

Instructions for Creating a ParentsWeb Login

  • Please go to www.slchs.org
  • Select RenWeb at the top left corner of the page
  • After the RenWeb ParentsWeb Login screen opens, please select Create New ParentsWeb Account.
  • Enter SLC-LA into the District Code field.
  • Enter in the Email field your email address as provided in your application to the school.
  • Click the Create Account button.
  • You will receive an email from RenWeb Customer Support containing a link that will allow you to create your username and password. For security purposes the link will remain active for 6 hours.
  • Please click on the link. A Change/Create Password screen will open. You may use the default username provided, or create a new username. Then type in your desired password into the Password field and Confirm Field.
  • Click on the Save Username and/or Password button.
  • Close the window.
  • Log into ParentsWeb as instructed above.

Now it's time to re-enroll:

  • After logging in to your ParentsWeb account, click on the apply/enroll tab found on the left side of the page
  • A drop down menu will appear; click enrollment/reenrollment
  • A pop-up blocker may prevent the page from opening. Allow it by clicking in the top right hand corner of your browser.
  • Our Online Enrollment system will open with a link to the enrollment packet for your student.
  • The online process should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
  • Your information will be saved if you need to quit and come back later.

New Uniform Orders Due to Southern Drifter by Feb. 8

All incoming freshmen must order their St. Louis Catholic uniforms at Southern Drifter in Prien Lake Mall by Friday, Feb. 8, to be guaranteed their uniform by the start of the new school year.

Read more.

High School Placement Test is Saturday, Feb. 16

All prospective freshman students who apply to St. Louis Catholic must take the high school placement test on Saturday, Feb. 16 (time TBA). Parents of incoming freshmen who cannot make this date must contact the Counseling Department at 436-7275 Ext. 236. This information will be distributed to all applicants as well as our partner schools.
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Please Note: 4 Late Starts for Students Ahead

We have planned four upcoming faculty meetings that will affect students' report time. Supervision will be provided for students who still need to arrive at the usual time. Please note the schedule changes on the following days:

  • Thursday, February 21: B Period will move to the Mass slot on Wednesday. The schedule will be - Faculty Meeting-C-E-G-H. Classes are 70 minutes each. Students report at 8:59 a.m.

  • Thursday, March 7: The schedule will be - Faculty Meeting-A-B-C-D. Classes are 70 minutes each. Students report at 8:59 a.m.

  • Friday, March 8: The schedule will be - Faculty Meeting-E-F-G-H. Classes are 70 minutes each. Students report at 8:59 a.m.

  • Thursday, April 18: The schedule will be - Faculty Meeting-C-Guest Speaker-Stations of the Cross. Students report at 8:59 a.m. Dismissal will be at 12:30 p.m.

AP/Dual Enrollment Info Session is Feb. 11

Freshman, sophomore and junior parents received an email flyer Thursday morning about our Dual Enrollment/Advanced Placement information session on Monday, Feb. 11 in the Cafeteria. We hope to see you and your students there! At 5:30 p.m., Mrs. Betty Anderson, our dual enrollment contact at McNeese, will be here to educate you about the Dual Enrollment program. At 6 p.m., Ms. Orgeron and Ms. Barrow will present information about the current Advanced Placement program and changes to expect for next year. We encourage you to attend one or both segments.

We are eager to share the news of our students who have been accepted to college! Please remind your seniors to show us their letter(s) of acceptance (digital or paper) in the Counseling Office, and we will take a picture to post on our "#Accepted" wall as well as share it on the St. Louis Catholic Facebook, Twitter & Instagram pages (only if permission is granted). Seniors may only come to the Counseling Office during an off period, break, lunch, before or after school.

Partner School Save the Dates

Partner School 6th Grade Movie Night is Friday, March 8 from 6-9 p.m. in the St. Louis Catholic High School Commons. 6th graders at ICCS, St. Margaret, OLQH, Holy Family, Our Lady's School and Our Lady Immaculate are welcome to bring their bean bags and come enjoy a night of fun! Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Partner School 7th & 8th Grade Dance is Friday, May 10. More details to come!

Senior Save the Dates

St. Louis Catholic seniors should mark the following key dates on their calendars:

Baccalaureate Mass - Monday, May 6 at 6 p.m. (St. Margaret’s Catholic Church)

Beach Bash - Friday, May 10 (Lake Charles Country Club)

Father/son Crawfish Boil - Sunday, May 12 (at Geoff & Carrie Collins’: 4800 Bellerive Ln.)

Mother/daughter Tea - Sunday, May 12 (TBD)

Senior Honors Night - Monday, May 13 at 6 p.m. (Krajicek Gym)

Graduation - Tuesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. (Burton Coliseum)

Soccer Playoff Brackets Announced

St. Louis Catholic's soccer teams had outstanding seasons yet again. The Saints are seeded No. 1 overall in the Division III playoffs, and the Lady Saints are No. 5. Both teams start playoff action at home next week.

Read more, including four All-Star selections. Good luck Saints and Lady Saints!

Buy Tickets for Putt Putt with Priests

Students are invited to the inaugural Putt Putt tournament featuring Priests from our local Parishes, including St. Louis Catholic rector Father Nathan Long and chaplain Father Ruben Villarreal!

Where: Putt Putt Fun Center, 620 Petro Point Drive; Lake Charles, LA
Date: Friday, Feb. 8
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Cost: $10, which includes two slices of pizza and a drink

**Tickets are now on sale in the Commons.**

Apostolic Opportunity

If your student needs Apostolic Hours, come sort Mardi Gras Beads at St. Margaret Catholic Church Life Center on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Call Geri Landry at 433-5662 for more information.

Saints Cheerleading Tryout Packets Available Now; Tryouts are March 13-15

If your son or daughter is interested in auditioning for Cheerleaders, tryout dates are March 13-15, 2019. Tryout packets will be available in the front office and online soon!

DATE CHANGE: Sweethearts Tryouts Are April 1-3

If your daughter is interested in auditioning for Sweethearts, tryout dates have been changed to April 1, 2 and 3 in the Dance Studio from 3:30-5:30 p.m each day. Prospective Sweethearts must return a signed contract to Mrs. Dee on or before April 1. Click here to download the contract from our website.

Join the Saints Minds Matter Team at NAMI Walk

Saints Minds Matter is a club at St. Louis Catholic dedicated to removing the stigma around mental illness in the school and the local community. The club has formed a team for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk in Lake Charles on Saturday, April 6, and you can click here to join the team. If you can't attend, feel free to make a donation toward their fundraising goal.

Joining Hands for Autism at St. Louis Catholic is April 6

Online registration is now open for the 2019 Joining Hands for Autism Walk set for Saturday, April 6, at St. Louis Catholic High School. Last year the event raised more than $30,000 for Autism Services of SWLA, The Autism Society Southwest Louisiana Chapter and St. Nicholas Center for Children. Contact Ada O'Quain '09 at 337-491-0800 or aoquain@stnickcenter.org with any questions.

Transitions Student Loghan Robison Featured in Children's Book

We are very proud of freshman Loghan Robison for having her picture published in the recent book Jeanie the Three-Legged Therapy Dog by author Lydia Crochet. Jeanie only has three legs, but that does not stop her from doing wonderful things such as visiting schools, hospitals and libraries. Crochet brought Jeanie to St. Louis Catholic's Transitions classroom in the fall and read her first book to the class called Jeanie the Three-Legged Dog: I Don't Need Four Feet.

Tech Talk with Melanie LeJeune

Saints Earbuds make great Valentine’s Day gifts! Show your student love by gifting them with something that they certainly will use often. Teachers ask students to keep earbuds in their computer bags for activities in Edpuzzle, Quizizz, etc. You can purchase them in the library or the front office for $5. They come in a nice microfiber bag that can be used to wipe a computer screen. We will use all money raised to purchase new fiction books.

Thank you to Parent Guild!

The St. Louis Catholic Parent Guild provided lunch for the Saints faculty and staff on Thursday to mark Catholic Schools Week. Thank you, Parent Guild, for your dedication and hard work!

Upcoming Events

Friday, Feb.1

Open Application & Re-enrollment for 2019-2020 School Year
Diocesan Wide Spirit Dress Day (*bring a donation for Catholic Charities*)
Schedule A-C-D-F-G

Pops and Rockets will be at SLCHS during both lunches

Divine Mercy Chaplet, 7:15 a.m. (Chapel)

Saints and Lady Saints Basketball at Jennings

Saturday, Feb. 2

Open Application & Re-enrollment for 2019-2020 School Year
Freshman & JV Basketball at Barbe Tournament
Indoor Track at LSU
Saints Baseball vs DeRidder, 1:30 p.m. (Legion Field)

Monday, Feb. 4


Schedule A-B-E-F-H

2019-2020 Open Application & Re-enrollment Deadline

Admin Team Meeting, 9 a.m.

Academic Study Hall, 5:30-7 p.m. (Cafeteria)

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Schedule B-C-D-E-G

PJ Dress Day

JCL Meeting, 7:20 a.m. (Room #35)

English Department Meeting at 1st Lunch

Saints Tennis at Barbe, 3 p.m.

Saints and Lady Saints Basketball vs. Westlake (SENIOR NIGHT)

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Schedule A-Mass-D-F-H

Sock Day

Presentation of TWIRP Court after Mass, Commons

Mr. Monroe's Book Party, 7:20 a.m. & 2:40 p.m. (Library)

Diocesan Counselors Meeting 9-11 a.m.

Adoration at Both Lunches in the Dance Studio

Academic Study Hall, 5:30-7 p.m. (Cafeteria)

Thursday, Feb. 7

Schedule B-C-E-G-H

College/Career Day

AHEC Meeting, 7:20 a.m. (Room # 16)

Foundation Board Meeting, noon (Pioneer Club)

Speech & Debate Meeting, 2:40 p.m. (Room #5)

ICC's ACTS Men's Reunion, 6 p.m. (SLCHS Cafeteria)

Volleyball Banquet, 6 p.m. (TBD)

Saints Tennis at Sam Houston, 3:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 8

Schedule A-C-D-F-G

Spirit Dress Day

Divine Mercy Chaplet, 7:15 a.m. (Chapel)

Key Club Meeting, 7:20 a.m. (Room # 16)

Sweethearts at Dance Contest in San Antonio

Saints Baseball at Kinder, 6 p.m. (Kinder)

Putt Putt with Priests, 6:30-8 p.m. (Putt Putt Fun Center)

State Wrestling Tournament

Saturday, Feb. 9

Sweethearts at Dance Contest in San Antonio

Saints Cheerleaders at Competition in New Orleans

Sunday, Feb. 10

Saints Cheerleaders at Competition in New Orleans

Monday, Feb. 11

Progress Reports will be emailed to parents, 2:30 p.m.

Dual Enrollment & AP Info Session, 5:30 p.m.

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