St. Louis Catholic School News

May 16, 2018

Principal's Corner

e-Learning Days Approval

I am very excited to announce SLS has been approved by the State to conduct e-Learning days for the 2018-19 school year. This has been in the works for many months, but we received the news yesterday.

e-Learning will allow us to continue student learning on "snow days". It will be a change for students and staff from past years, but it eliminates the interruption of student learning.

Behind the scenes we have been preparing as though we would be approved, such as teachers creating and practicing e-Learning lessons. We will have much more information for you in August when we start school again.

Mr. Chad Moeller

Calendar of Events

  • May 17th -7th grade to Indy State Museum
  • May 17th - 8th grade Chicago Trip
  • May 18th - 8th grade No School
  • May 18th - 3rd grade field trip to Thomas More
  • May 21st - Red & White Day to celebrate The Holy Spirit
  • May 23rd - 3rd grade-All School Mass
  • May 23rd - Young Hoosier Party in Activity Center
  • May 24th - Graduation practice in Church at 10:00 a.m.
  • May 25th - 8th grade Graduation -- Mass at 6:00 pm
  • May 28th - Memorial Day Holiday--No School
  • May 30th - Last student day--awards at 9:00 am. in Activity Center

Hail Mary full of grace!

Once a week a small statue of Mary went home with a different student in Mrs. Paul's homeroom. The statue was to be kept in a special place in the house where members of the family could honor Mary. How they choose to honor Mary was up to the family. It may have been with a family rosary, grace before the evening meal, or a morning or evening prayer together. Students then took a picture that was displayed all year in Mrs. Paul's room.

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Yearbooks for sale

If you did not pre-order your yearbook, but would still like to get one, you are in luck! We have a few extra copies available for $19.00 each. If interested, please stop in the front office. Thank you!

School Prayer for 2018-19

Congratulations to the following students who wrote our new school prayer for 2018-19: Cael Rahe, Luke Meyer, Peyton Ditmer, Conner Ertel, and Jack Hollins. Great job boys!

SLS Student Council Visits the Ronald McDonald House

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After School Care

It is our pleasure to announce, Mrs. Kathleen Flaspohler will be the 2018-2019 "After School Care Coordinator" for St. Louis School. Having Kathleen step into the Coordinator position will make this a seamless transition. She has done an amazing job this school year helping get our program off the ground.

We are looking to fill 1 assistant position, with possibly 2 people as a job-share opportunity, for the 2018-2019 school year. The hours will be 3:00-5:30pm. If you are interested, please follow-up with Mr. Moeller.

Cafeteria News

The SLS Cafe is in need of additional volunteers for the 2018-19 school year. Please call Tammi or Carla at 812-934-3310 for days available. Time is from 10-1:15.

Thank you,

Tammi and Carla

Library News

Please remember to return all outstanding library books ASAP.

Thank you!

Mrs. Kim Schrank

Army Sergeant gives presentation to Jr. High students

For the first time is SLS history, 37 junior high students enjoyed Sergeant Anthony Alexander's Army presentation in Mrs. Rose's literature class. Sergeant Alexander covered what it takes to enter the military from junior high to high school, stay in a branch, and the opportunities individuals have to serve our country. With 150 different professions offered in the Army, Sergeant Alexander spoke of the top importance to all branches....math and English classes!

He mentioned many, many times that games and simulations may be fun, but the military only wants the disciplined, hard working individuals to serve this great country. Ultimately, this means they MUST do well and take seriously both math and English. With less than 1% of civilians entering military life, we NEED this to protect our beautiful freedoms. Thank you, Sergeant Alexander, for serving the mission of bringing the next group of military personnel to the front lines.

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Rummage Sale Info

Mark your calendars, and start saving your donations now for the St. Louis School Rummage Sale. Thank you!

Sale Dates: June 8 - 10, 2018

Please keep up in mind when Spring Cleaning this year!

We can use clippy pant hangers.

Workers sign up sheet will go out in May.

Should you have any questions or would like to join our team please contact Jan Narwold 933 - 0484 or

Pizza Hut Fundraiser

We will resume our monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser when school starts back up in August. Thank you for supporting St. Louis School!

Vision Fund Grants Awarded to SLS

Mrs. Emsweller was awarded $700 to improve our school garden. The fifth grade students planned three raised garden beds and grew vegetables in the beds. They also created books with information on how to grow different vegetables. In addition, they added their favorite recipes involving vegetables, like stuffed peppers, chicken pot pie, and zucchini bread, to their books. This project incorporated math, reading, writing, science, and health. Thank you to the John and Joan Hillenbrand Vision Fund for their generosity!
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Uniform Exchange Dates

Future uniform exchange dates are listed below. If you have any questions you may email Amy Tonges at, and she will be happy to help you. Thank you!
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Vacation Bible School

Please see below for information on the St. Louis Vacation Bible School program for this summer. These forms were also emailed out to all our parents on Tuesday of this week to make printing them off easier.

For anyone interested in either attending or volunteering, completed forms can be turned in at the Parish Office or the School office. Thank you!

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Kids Discovery Factory - 6th Annual STEAM Camp

Registration is now open for Kids Discovery Factory's 6th Annual STEAM enrichment day camp, July 9-12! Please share the following link with parents of all entering K-6th grade students.

We are also looking for a couple more enthusiastic teachers to join our camp team. Please encourage anyone who may be interested to reach out.

Please contact me with any questions. I truly appreciate your help in distributing information to your students about this exciting hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics experience!


Amber McGuire

Board President

Kids Discovery Factory

812-932-KIDS (5437)

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Art Projects

We've had a lot of very creative students this year in art class. I have really enjoyed seeing all of their work displayed in the hallways downstairs, so thought I'd share some of their handiwork with you!
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~~Volunteer Schedule below~~

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Volleyball sign-ups

Volleyball sign-ups are currently going on for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls. If you are interested, be sure to list your name on the sign-up sheets before Friday, May 25. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Burkhart at

St Louis Golf Match 5/9

The St Louis golf team participated in their second to last match Tuesday night in a tough battle with the Batesville boys and girls team as well as North Decatur at Cricket Ridge. The pollen count was high but the scoring was low in the lightning delayed match. Batesville boys came out on top with a 171 followed by North Decatur with a 173, St Louis had a 203, and Batesville girls a 208. Leading the scoring for the Cardinals was Jackson Wanstrath followed by Cayden Pohlman, Cody Mohr, and Eli Vogelsang.

The Cardinals will be in their last match of the season Saturday at the Batesville Invitational at Cricket Ridge.

Coach Streator

St Louis Golf at Batesville Invitational on 5/12

The St Louis golf team participated in the Batesville Invitational, their final match of the year, on Saturday. They came up a little short but finished with their heads high. Here are the team scores from the match:

Batesville 1 178
Batesville 2 207
Greensburg 216
Rushville 219
Franklin County Boys 220
Franklin County Girls 222
St Louis 223

Scoring for the Cardinals was Adam Vogelsang (51), Jackson Wanstrath (52), Abe Streator (57), Eli Vogelsang (63), Cayden Pohlman (64).

I want to thank the team for a greet season and wish the 8th graders well in their future golf adventures.

Coach Streator
Athletic Forms

Click here for a link to the forms.

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Family Fun Night Flyer--June 11th

This is a FREE event for all families! They receive a free meal, there’s a band, and tons of free activities (bounce houses, caricature artist, face painting, dunk tank, etc).

Thank you!!

Meg Applegate, RN

Community Outreach


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Music Studio Programs



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Fastest Kid in Town Registration Now Open!

We now have registration open! Please see the below flyer with details, and feel free to call if you have any questions!

Megan Focke

Merchandising Account Support Specialist

Office: 812.931.5096

Fax: 812.931.2185

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Vocal Camp Opportunity

My name is Shannon Kramer Mullins, owner ofMiss Shannon’s Music Studio in Batesville, Indiana. Miss Shannon’s Music Studio is partnering with Batesville’s Rural Alliance for the Arts to bring a Summer Vocal Camp to the area. This camp is a unique opportunity that you won’t find anywhere else in Southeastern Indiana. I hope you will take time to read the information and offer it to your students. I am very excited to offer this to the local communities and hope that you will have your students take advantage of this wonderful Summer Vocal Camp!

The camp is June 18-22. Each day the students will participate in workshops and master classes starting at 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. There will be an emphasis on Musical Theater this year. The camp will be split into two groups, 8-13 working on musical theater technique, staging, auditions, breathing, diction and more! The second group, 14-24, will work on many of the same things while getting deeper into vocal pedagogy. Each student will also receive two private lessons with Jonathan and Samantha during the week. There is a performance by the couple at Batesville Music and Arts Festival on Thursday June 21. There is a student recital on Friday June 22. This recital is optional but recommended. It will be informal in the afternoon.

To sign up, have your students go to and click on summer vocal camp to register or email, call 812-212-6498. All prospective students will need a song prepared for the camp. The camp tuition is $100 for RAA members and $125 for non-members. The camp is offered for ages 8-13 and 14-24 in two separate groups, this years focus will be Musical Theater.

"The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice."

Parent-Student Handbook

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