Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Halo Highlight- Finish Strong!

Congratulations to our students, who united to raise nearly $1,400 during our Saints March to Give- Week of Giving. We will announce which grade level donated the most money to The Saints Fund on Friday morning and will win an upcoming lunchtime pizza party as a reward for their generosity.


Now we want to finish our inaugural Week of Giving strong! After eclipsing $25,000 at our Phone-a-Thon Monday and Tuesday, we have received another $10,000 in matching dollars. Please continue to march with us so your gift to The Saints Fund will be matched dollar for dollar through tomorrow! Click here to donate online, or call our Advancement Office at 494-0724.


Here's another video from our Saints Ambassadors on how your gifts will help them achieve their dreams:

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ACADEMIC UPDATES

Important AP Exam Reminder; Aspire Testing Next Week


  • Students taking any AP courses must attend an AP exam pre-administration session on Wednesday, April 17. For your convenience, we are offering two sessions, one before school at 7 a.m. and one following dismissal at 2:50 p.m. Each session should last 45 minutes to an hour. Students must attend one pre-administration session prior to taking their AP exams; otherwise, you will delay the exam for all students on the official exam day. Please have your AP number and student ID at the session. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • ASPIRE testing is Monday and Tuesday for all freshmen and sophomores. All students and parents should check their email from Wednesday for important details.


  • The next ACT testing date is June 8. Please note the registration deadline of May 3.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Strategic Planning Listening Sessions Ahead - Please Attend!

Catholic high schools of vitality have a vision, goals of what they want to be and a plan to get there. St. Louis Catholic has begun a strategic visioning process to help us do that, including hosting listening sessions to hear how you - our parents - feel about the current state of the school and where you would like to see the school grow and innovate in the next three to five years.


Please plan to attend one of the following listening sessions here on campus. Sessions will only last an hour to an hour and a half. *NOTE: There was a session scheduled for tonight, but it has been canceled.*

Friday, April 5: 8:00 am. and noon

Wednesday, April 10: 1:00 p.m. (after the Parent Guild Meeting) and 6:00 p.m.


Tuesday, April 16: 6:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing and hearing from you at one of the listening sessions!

Parent Guild Members Needed

St. Louis Catholic's Parent Guild is in need of active members to donate their time, talent and treasure to the activities and events they sponsor throughout the year. Click here to learn more. For details, contact Parent Guild President DeAnn Rosteet at 337-912-4672 or drosteet@yahoo.com.


Visit Ireland with St. Louis Catholic in June 2020

Ever wanted to visit Ireland? Mrs. Cathy Richard and Miss Holley Fontenot are conducting an 11-day tour of Ireland through EF Tours in June 2020. This trip is open to students and family members. EF Tours is offering $100 off per person if you sign up by the end of March. Feel free to email Mrs. Richard (crichard@slchs.org) if you would like more information.

Athletics & Extracurricular News

Reminder: Sweethearts Tryouts Start Monday

If your daughter is interested in auditioning for Sweethearts, tryout dates are this Monday-Wednesday 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.

Around Saints Athletics

Congratulations to the Saints baseball team on their current three-game winning streak. The Saints have beaten Grand Lake (7-1), Glenmora (8-7) and Washington-Marion (11-1) in the past week. The Glenmora win was the 100th at St. Louis Catholic for head coach John Michael Collins. Congrats, Coach!


Congratulations as well to the boys and girls tennis teams on their wins over Barbe on Wednesday. Both squads remain undefeated on the season!


Lady Saints basketball coach Tony Johnson was named District 4-3A Coach of the Year this week, and senior guard Alexandria Goodly earned District 4-3A MVP. Click here to see the full list of St. Louis Catholic's postseason honors.

Volleyball Tryouts May 7-9; Tryout Clinics Available for $15

Tryouts for the 2019-2020 St. Louis Catholic volleyball team will be May 7-9 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Krajicek Gym. Coach Elizabeth Thompson and the staff will offer tryout clinics from 3:30-5 p.m. on April 29, April 30 and May 1 for prospective players to meet the coaches, see the facilities and prepare for the tryouts. Please note – the tryout clinics cost $15 per session and do not guarantee a spot on next year’s team.


For more information or to ask questions, please contact ethompson@slchs.org. *Wear athletic clothes and shoes! (Knee pads & volleyball shoes are optional.)*

Student News

7 FBLA Members Qualify for Nationals

Congratulations to all our FBLA members that competed at the state leadership conference in Lafayette this week! St. Louis Catholic qualified for the national competition this summer in San Antonio in seven events - read more.


Members who qualified for nationals are Katie McCall (business communication), Peter Obluda (computer problem solving & cyber security), Juliana Broussard (help desk), Will Gage (insurance and risk management), Landon Cooley, Celia Villaume and Emma Faul (management decision making), and Caroline Obluda (organizational leadership).

NEW PARENTS/ADMISSIONS

Reminder: High School Placement Test Makeup Date Saturday

All incoming freshman students who have applied to St. Louis Catholic must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) this Saturday, March 30, if they missed the February date. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with testing at 8 a.m. in the SLCHS Cafeteria. Please bring two #2 pencils. If your student has an approved Service Plan/IEP or IAP, there will be a special registration table for those with approved extended time. Calculators may not be be used on any part of the test.


You can always access all our key dates here on our Admissions calendar, including the following key summer dates:


  • Freshman Fun Day - Monday, July 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SLCHS

  • New Student Tablet Training - Tuesday-Wednesday, July 30-31

  • Student Orientation- Thursday August 1, (Juniors & Seniors-9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Freshmen & Sophomores-1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • First Day of School- Monday August 12

Subsidy Forms Due by April 15

Subsidy forms are due by Monday, April 15 for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have not yet turned yours in, please click here to download and print the form. Forms may be turned into the front office or emailed to Heather Ieyoub, Director of Admissions, at hieyoub@slchs.org.

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Senior Update

Important Message from Puckett's Photography

The deadline to order your Graduation portrait and 2019 Senior Signature Book is Wednesday, April 17. Call 477-9696 to place your orders today! Click the image to see pricing details.

Mother-Daughter Tea: Teacups & Saucers Due to Front Office May 3

**Moms, please send one labeled washed teacup and saucer to the school front office no later than May 3. The teacup can be an heirloom or a new one! They will be used at the Mother-Daughter Tea as well as your daughter’s take-home gift that day.**


Senior Activities Summary:

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

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

Mother/Daughter Tea - Saturday, May 11; 2-4 p.m. (TreeHouse at Oak Crossing)

Father/Son Crawfish Boil - Sunday, May 12; 2-4 p.m. (at Geoff & Carrie Collins’: 4800 Bellerive Ln.)

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

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

Senior Girls: Are You Looking to Rush a Sorority Next Year?

There will be an informational meeting for all girls going through sorority recruitment at any university on April 14 at 2 p.m. hosted by Jenny Leach at 4454 W. Prien Lake Road. For more information, please email Mrs. Leach at jlpleach@icloud.com.

IN THE COMMUNITY

St. Louis Catholic Students Starring in LABT Spring Gala

Lake Area Ballet Theatre’s Spring Gala showcase will feature “Swan Lake, Act II” staged by Soili Arvola. The Gala will celebrate the talent of more than 50 local dancers, including several St. Louis Catholic students: Hannah Broussard, Soleigha Mouton, Olivia Hubbard, Abbie Lechtenberg, Eden Moreno, Caroline Broussard, Alice Fang, Savanna Goss and Grace Green.


The performance is Saturday, March 30, at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center’s Rosa Hart Theatre. Tickets are available at the Civic Center Box Office (491-1257), at ticketmaster.com or at lakeareaballettheatre.com.

Jules LeJeune Accepted to ABT Workshop

The Saints community congratulates freshman Jules LeJeune on her acceptance to American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive Workshop! ABT is a world-renowned professional ballet company based in New York City. Congratulations on your hard work, Jules!

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 29

Schedule A-C-D-F-G

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

LSU Spring Invitational Orientation

Saints Tennis in Mobile Tournament, (Mobile, Ala.)

Saints Baseball vs Kinder, JV at 4 p.m. & Varsity at 6 p.m. (Legion Field)

Track at BS Walker Relays (Sulphur)


Saturday, March 30

High School Placement Test Makeup Date, 8 a.m. (SLCHS Cafeteria)

Saints Tennis in Mobile Tournament, (Mobile, Ala.)

SLCHS Golf at ASH/Menard (Links on the Bayou & Oakwing Golf Course)

Saint Joseph (Vinton) Confirmation

Saints Baseball at Notre Dame, JV at 11 a.m. & Varsity at 1 p.m. (Miller Park)


Sunday, March 31

SLCHS Golf at ASH/Menard (Links on the Bayou & Oakwing Golf Course)


Monday, April 1

ASPIRE Testing Week

Schedule A-B-E-F-H

Admin Team Meeting at 9 a.m.

Lady Saints Softball at Sulphur, 4:30 p.m. (Frasch Park)

Sweetheart Tryouts

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

Soccer Banquet, 6 p.m. (SLCHS Cafeteria)


Tuesday, April 2

Schedule B-C-D-E-G

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

English Department Meeting at 1st Lunch

Sweetheart Tryouts

Saints Baseball at Jennings, JV at 4 p.m. & Varsity at 6 p.m.

Lady Saints Softball at Jennings, 5 p.m.

SLCHS Golf at Barbe (Gray Plantation)


Wednesday, April 3

Schedule A-Mass-D-F-H

Seniors will have Lenten Holy Hour followed by breakfast

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

Saints Baseball vs Westlake, JV at 4 p.m. & Varsity at 6 p.m. (Legion Field)

Sweetheart Tryouts


Thursday, April 4

Schedule B-C-E-G-H

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

Lady Saints Softball vs Westlake, 4 p.m. (College Oaks Park)

NHS Induction 5 p.m.

Saint Raphael/Saint Charles/St. John (Iowa) Confirmation

Saints Baseball vs Westlake, 6 p.m. (Legion Field)


Friday, April 5

Schedule A-C-D-F-G

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

Spirit Dress Day Sponsored by Saints Minds Matter

Strategic Planning Listening Session, 8 a.m. & noon (SLCHS Media Center)

Lady Saints Softball at STM Tournament

Saints Track at Ram Relays (Westlake)


Saturday, April 6

Lady Saints Softball at STM Tournament

Autism Walk

Golf Team at Basile (Koasati Pines Golf Course)

Saints Baseball at South Beauregard, JV at 11 a.m. & Varsity at 1 p.m.

State Literary Rally at LSU


Sunday, April 7

Special Needs Mass

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