Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Halo Highlight: Have a Wonderful Summer!

Dear Saints Families,


Thank you for a wonderful 2018-2019 school year at St. Louis Catholic! On behalf of all our faculty and staff, I wish you all a safe and relaxing summer break.


Again, our school office will be open during the summer on Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. We will close this Monday for Memorial Day (May 27) and the week of July 1-5. Please take note of the following key dates when students return for the 2019-2020 school year:


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

  • New Student Tablet Training - Tuesday-Wednesday, July 30-31 (All incoming freshmen and new/transfer students must attend both days. Students with a last name beginning with A–L will attend the morning session from 8-11:30 a.m. Students with a last name beginning with M–Z will attend the afternoon session from 12-3:30 p.m.)

  • 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


MORE IMPORTANT SUMMER INFORMATION


Students can find their Summer Assignments posted on our school website here. Incoming freshmen also have some summer assignments, so please check the above link for details.


If your child will be getting a driver’s permit or license this summer, he/she will need a proof of enrollment from the school. Click here to request proof of enrollment online.


We are currently organizing several service projects for which our students can earn Apostolic Hours, and we would love to work with more local organizations. Feel free to call Ms. Orgeron for more information or questions about serving our community.

If interested, have your student use their Google account to sign up for our current project - Playing bingo at Villa Maria - and scroll down to the “In the Community” section of Halo Notes for more opportunities to earn Apostolic Hours during the summer. We will keep a listing on our website as well.


Our Transitions program's "Gently Used Uniform Store" will be accepting donations and selling uniform items during the summer. Please see the front office during summer hours to shop or donate! Reminder that 2019 incoming freshmen are required to purchase St. Louis Catholic uniforms from Southern Drifter to comply with our new visual identity (more information in our visual identity packet here).


Finally, Halo Notes will not disappear in the summer - we will send a “lite” version twice in June before amping up communication again in July prior to the 2019-2020 school year.


God Bless,

Andrew R. Bradley, Principal

Academic Updates

Dual Enrollment/Advanced Placement Reminders

If your student is taking Dual Enrollment and/or Advanced Placement courses in Fall 2019, he or she MUST complete the following steps prior to the fall 2019 semester:


DE students

  • Complete ALL steps to the application process (including the McNeese online application) by the start of school; click here to see the step-by-step process on our website - go to slide 8 of the PowerPoint.

  • Pay Dual Enrollment tuition by the schedule change deadline at the start of the fall semester.

AP students

  • Create an AP account this summer using a personal email address.

  • Review the upcoming changes to the AP program.

  • Watch for further communication including a revised AP contract.

  • Pay AP fees by the September 2019 deadline; a $40 late fee will be assessed to those who do not pay on time.


Please watch for further communication regarding payment options for both DE and AP, and again refer to our DE/AP PowerPoint for more detailed information regarding the upcoming school year and both program requirements. Thank you for your cooperation!

Dance I, II and III Students - Attend a Placement Audition July 18

We cannot wait to create St. Louis Catholic's new Dance curriculum and discover all of your talents! If you are enrolled in Dance I, II or III in Fall 2019, you must attend ONE placement audition on July 18 in the Dance Studio, either from 10 a.m.-noon or 3-5 p.m. Even if you are currently placed in Dance I and have any dance experience, you need to attend the placement audition.


Please check your email during the next week or so for a dance experience survey. We want to ensure you are placed in the section that suits your skill level. Have a wonderful summer!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Gameday Program FAQs

The following information about our Gameday Program was emailed to parents of all current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and incoming freshmen on May 21:


You may now submit your ads for the 2019 Saints Gameday Program (previously known as the football program). Our approach will be different from previous years – students are not required to sell ads; instead, this program is a service to you – our St. Louis Catholic community, and the process to create your ad will be very streamlined. We are very excited to enhance our product with custom content for each game for the upcoming season – think 50th anniversary highlights, homecoming tributes, team features and more and they are all in full color! And that’s not all – we want to showcase all of our vibrant Saints athletics, so every team’s coach will arrange group photos on the afternoon of August 7, 2019, and every team that signs up for a group photo will be featured in the program! Student-athletes can take individual photos afterward to incorporate into pre-paid ads.


Click here to access the online form to submit your ad and pay by credit card. All ad submissions and additional photos must be received by Aug. 12, 2019, at 8 a.m. We will no longer be accepting checks.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:


  • Do you have samples of designs for the ad that we can choose from? This year each individual ad will be custom designed by our graphic artist. The ads will be proofed in-house by our team. The fee associated with the custom design is built in to the ad costs ($250 for full page, $175 for half page, $100 for quarter page).


  • How many letters are we limited to on an ad, and what types of fonts do we have to choose from? 75 words maximum. The fonts will be chosen by our graphic artist who is custom designing each individual ad.


  • Will the ad I purchase still be in each program? Yes.


  • Will the senior football players still have first choice to purchase an ad to be placed on the front covers of the programs since we will no longer have game day sponsors? Yes, the seniors will be on the cover of the Senior Night program (Nov. 8). Every other program will feature a different cover (to be determined).


  • Can I use the same ad as last year? No. Our graphic artist is custom designing ads for 2019.


We are looking forward to a completely redesigned gameday program that will feature stories and pictures of each of our teams! If you have any questions at all, please contact Communications Coordinator Rachel Jones at rjones@slchs.org or 337-494-0724.

All Saints Golden Gala & Auction Tickets Available Now

Roll out the red carpet with us at St. Louis Catholic's 50th anniversary Golden Gala & Auction on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at Calcasieu Marine Bank at 7 p.m.


Purchase your tickets and/or tables today by clicking here! Get your tickets in early because we sold out last year.


To donate an item, please click here.

The Saints Fund

If you have not had the opportunity to make a gift this year, or if you would like to increase your giving level, it is not too late. Our inaugural Saints Fund closes its books on June 30th. Your commitment will ensure continuation of projects that will enhance the experience for our current and future Saints. Click here to make your gift online.

School Tours Available this Summer

If you are interested in enrolling at St. Louis Catholic for the 2019-2020 school year, private tours are available over the summer. Please email Heather Ieyoub, Director of Admissions, at hieyoub@slchs.org to schedule a tour.

Join St. Louis Catholic in Ireland!

Very few spots remain for our trip to Ireland next summer open to students, parents and family members in June 2020. We are trying to secure our group before June 1st. If you are interested, please email Mrs. Cathy Richard at crichard@slchs.org for more information.

Student News

Underclassmen Awards Program Honors Student Achievements

On Thursday, May 16, the St. Louis Catholic underclassmen gathered in Krajicek Gym to celebrate another year of student accomplishments and awards.


The St. Louis Awards were presented to the outstanding male and female freshmen, sophomores and juniors, as chosen by members of their class and approved by the administration and members of the faculty. Sponsored by the Lake Charles Serra Club, the senior awards were given on Graduation Night to Meredith Owen and Christopher Zareck.


The 2019 freshman St. Louis Award winners are Alyssa Morton and Luke Courville; the sophomores are Trinity Foret and Wesley Maze; and the juniors are Abigail Fontenot and Brenon Nash. Click to read more.

Congratulations to 2019-2020 Saints Ambassadors!

The following students have been selected as 2019-2020 Saints Ambassadors. We look forward to having these rising juniors and seniors represent St. Louis Catholic to our community!


Elizabeth Achee, Matthew Aleshire, Blake Alley, Ivan Appleton, Claire Basone, Madison Bebee, Sadie Belaire, Zachary Benoit, Nicholas Berryhill, J.R. Brandon, Claire Brescher, Madison Brinkman, Anna Broussard, Caroline Broussard, John-Patrick Broussard, Juliana Broussard, Matthew Burnham, Aaron Castete, Mallory Colletta, Samoan Combre, Hannah Comeaux, Jessica Cormier, Karina Cotten, Adam Courville, Alex Darbonne, Mary Dempsey, Olivia DeSantos, Julia Dore, John Downer, Charles Drost, Kya Duhon, William Morgan Evans, Emma-Bernadette Faul, Abigail Fontenot, Trinity Foret, Alyson Galicia, Clay Gaskin, Presley Gilbert, Anna Grace, Jake Hanks, Ethan Hebert, Anne Helms, Grace Houssiere, Olivia Hubbard, Reem Husein, Gambrelle Ieyoub, Ryan Ieyoub, Molly Inman, Isabel Istre, Katherine Jester, Cailyn Jones, Emma Karam, Gabrielle Karam, Claire Karriker, Stephen Kershaw, Robert "Xander" Kihlken, Olivia Kilpatrick, Gabrielle Kuehn, Emily LaBiche, Michael Lavergne, Abbie Lechtenberg, Michelle Mallett, Lucas Manuel, Isabelle Martel, Olivia Mayo, Wesley Maze, Gabe Meyer, Katherine Meyers, Carli Migues, Cooper Miller, Kane Miller, Molli Miller, Carson Mixon, Emily Monk, Dru Montet, Eden Moreno, Grace Morgan, Parker Morgan, Layla Mortan, Alivia Mudd, Ava Mudd, Caleb Murray, Taylor Myers, Isabella Nauts, Jaide Navarre, Caroline Obluda, Emma Oertling, Aaron Orgeron, Molly Ortego, Zack Paul, Jace Peloquin, Colby Rapp, John Reina, Sarah Richard, Leah Richert, Jorden Robinson, Olivia Rupert, JD Self, Terry Sherman, Sophia Snider, Samantha Stevens, Jack Spann, Madeline Stickell, Sophie Stine, Christian Tabor, Sophia Tassin, Kali Tate, Grace Anne Theriot, Nicholas Ughova, Sarah Upshaw, Olivia Williams, Clairelynn Wright and Clara Zareck.

Tech Talk - Summer Tech Training & Laptop Reminders

  • Mandatory Fujitsu Tech Training for incoming freshmen and new/transfer students is Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31. Students must attend both days.
      • Students with a last name beginning with A – L will attend a morning session from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

      • Students with a last name beginning with M – Z will attend an afternoon session from Noon to 3:30 p.m.


  • Students, please keep your laptop bag and charger in a safe place at home during the summer.

  • In order to get their computer for the 2019-2020 school year, students will need to bring their bag and charger to Orientation Aug. 1. That will be the “ticket” to pick up the computer. If anything needs to be replaced, refer to the price list below.

    • Charger - $30

    • Bag - $35

    • Stylus (pen) - $25

    • Strap – $10

St. Louis Catholic Reads

Be on the lookout for an exciting summer reading incentive that encourages our students to keep reading! A postcard with details will be in the mail soon.

Around Saints Athletics

Wrestling Summer Workouts Start June 3

Come be a part of the Saints Wrestling Team!


Summer workouts will be Monday-Thursday from 10:15-11:30 a.m. starting Monday, June 3, for ALL wrestlers (football and non-football). Incoming freshmen and new wrestlers are encouraged to come to the workouts and see what it’s like to be a member of Coach Terry Gage’s Wrestling Powerhouse team! For more information, call Coach Gage at 337-526-3631.

In the Community

Apostolic Hour Opportunities

A running list is also available on our website.


*Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church

June 3rd-7th from 9 a.m. to Noon

You MUST attend a meeting on Monday morning (June 3rd - 1st day of VBS) at 8 a.m. before you will be allowed to volunteer. Please go to this link and click on Volunteer Registration to sign up.

*St. Margaret Vacation Bible School

June 10th-14th from 9 a.m. to Noon

Contact Joann Schwem at 436-5255 or 478-5255 if you would like to volunteer.

*Camp Smiling FACES

June 17th-21st from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

West Calcasieu Cameron’s Genesis Complex

Click here to access volunteer application.

Upcoming Events

Summer Camps at St. Louis Catholic begin June 3 - click to read more.