St. Louis Catholic School News

August 29, 2018

Principal's Corner

Bullying Information for Parents

We care deeply for your children and just like you, want school to be a positive experience for them. Communication with teachers or Mr. Moeller is an important part to this. We want to partner with you, so we know about things that might be going on behind the scenes.

What is bullying?

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.

Options if bullying is encountered.

1. Your child can report an issue in the "Bully Box" located in the main office on the nurse's desk. The “Bully Box” use to be in the Spanish room. We heard some kids felt that Mrs. Brooks’ room was seen as the place people go report an issue and this caused some uneasiness. But kids are in and out of the office constantly for various reasons. So this move should eliminate the issue. The “Bully Box” is an anonymous way to report and it will be looked into by Mr. Moeller and/or Mrs. Brooks.

2. Your child can report an issue directly to any school staff member.

3. Parents can report any concerns to a teacher or Mrs. Brooks. Mrs. Brooks is trained in handling these types of situations, and will handle any and all situations very discreetly.

4. Email. The student (or parent) can directly email a teacher if they are uncomfortable talking to a staff member or going to the bully box.

“Sticks and Stones”

It turns out that words actually can hurt you. In a recent study in Psychology Today, scientists found that verbal bullying – the common taunts and ridicule of schoolyards – actually inflicts lasting physical effects on the brain’s structure. In those victims, brain scans show a deficit of connecting fibers across the brains. Meanwhile, victims also report greater anxiety, depression, and drug abuse.

If your child is the victim of bullying, please let us help.

Mr. Moeller.

RTI Teaching Position

RTI Teaching Position Available

SLS is currently looking for a teacher to fill a part-time RTI teaching position. Interested applicants should contact Chad Moeller at 812-934-3310 or

Calendar of Events

  • August 29th - Speech Tryouts-3:00 pm in Music Room
  • September 3rd - Labor Day -- No School
  • September 4th - Holiday -- No School
  • September 4th - 7th/8th Vball @ South Dearborn MS, 5:30 pm
  • September 5th - All School Mass, 4th grade
  • September 5th - School Pictures
  • September 5th - 7th/8th Vball vs. Greendale MS, 6:00 pm
  • September 6th - School Pictures (for Tue/Thurs Preschool)
  • September 7th - Trash Bag Order Forms Due
  • September 7th - Jr. High Youth Group, 3:00 pm
  • September 8th - Vball Tourney here, 9:00 am
  • September 10th - 4th grade field trip to Schrank's Farm
  • September 10th - 7th/8th Vball @ South Decatur H.S., 6:00pm
  • September 11th - 7th/8th Vball vs BMS, 6:00 pm
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"e" Learning Days

“Please remember to mark your calendars for our scheduled eLearning days on October 18, 2018 and November 13, 2018. These are normal school days where students learn digitally from home instead of onsite in the school building. More information to come”

PTO News

SLS Dances are Back!

You may have seen the announcement on our PTO Facebook page. Make plans to join us on Saturday, January 19th with the band, Five Lights! Adults only, tickets will go on sale November 1st. This will be a fun night out as we raise a little cash for the school!

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Trash Bags

Take your order form with you over Labor Day weekend and sell to your family members! Money and forms are due back Friday, September 7. Mark your calendars for pickup on Thursday, September 27th 3:00-5:30 pm. Contact Natalie Wanstrath with questions and for bulk pricing for businesses at

Box Tops

There will be a competition coming up, so save your Box Tops. Ask grandparents, neighbors and friends to save them too. It’s an easy way to raise money for SLS. Last year the school received a check for almost $1600.

Natalie Wanstrath

PTO Secretary

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Preschool News

The preschool is collecting small Pringles cans for a project. We’re looking for the 2.5 oz cans. (They sell them at Kroger for $1). If anyone has any they can be dropped off in the office or at preschool. Thank you!

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Musical Notes

Music Notes

Students interested in joining the SLS school choir (grades 5-8) should have brought home a permission slip. We have started our regular schedule of Wednesday and Friday morning rehearsals. It is not too late to join - please see Mrs. Pedersen in the music room.

Thank you!

Mrs. Christy Pedersen

Playground equipment donation

St. Louis Catholic School and the St. Louis PTO would like to thank Margaret Mary Health for their donation of recess equipment for our students. Physical activity has been identified as one of the top priorities from the Community Needs Assessment that MMH completes every three years. As part of their mission, they are always interested in finding ways to increase physical activity in our communities. We are very grateful for their support!

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Archery Club at SLS

An Archery club is starting here at SLS this year. This club will be open to students in grades 4-8, and will meet every week on Tuesday after school until 4:30. You don't need to have your own bow, as we have our own that you may use.

If you have questions about the club/team please ask Miss Trenkamp at or contact Christy Fulton by phone at 513-267-3201 or email at

If your child has already signed up, be on the lookout for an email from Miss Trenkamp containing a form she needs completed. If you do not receive the email, please contact her. It is exciting to see so many of our kids interested in archery!

Thank you,

Miss Erin Trenkamp

Mrs. Christy Fulton

Thought for the day......"Success is not measured by achievements, but by the lives we bless."

Uniform Exchange Dates

Please see below for the current schedule of "uniform exchange" dates.

If you have any questions, or need additional information, you may email Amy Tonges at, and she will be happy to help you. Thank you!

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Library News--Birthday Books

Dear Students and Parents,

We want to take a moment and thank all of you that participated in the “Birthday Books” program over the past Nine years. With your participation in this program we have been able to add new books to both the pre-school library and to the school library, as well as purchase additional resource books. Your generous donation has added to the reading enjoyment of students for years to come. We ask that you please continue to support the school library through this program. The deadline for turning in this year’s Birthday Book registration form is September 4, 2018.

Thank you,

Kim Schrank

St. Louis School Library

Mrs. Baxter's fifth grade enjoys reading time

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Moments in Time

One of our teachers captured this moment and wanted to share it. Mr. Moeller takes a moment to spend time with two of our students, Miss Ella king and Miss Mimi Smith.
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Nurse's News

Margaret Mary Occupational Health and Wellness Center will be holding a flu clinic for students and staff at St. Louis on Friday, October 5th at 9:00 a.m. More information and forms will be distributed as it becomes available. Mark the date!

Lydia Gardner, RN

School Nurse

St. Louis Catholic School

812-934-3310 Ext.283

SLS 6th grade Science

The sixth grade at SLS is learning about the Scientific Method. In a group, they created an original lab that had all the principles of the scientific method. They conducted the experiment with the first grade, showing them how to create a hypothesis and conduct observations. Each lab was a little different, from using technology to making slime. The sixth graders were positive guides to conducting a true scientific experiment, and the first graders were very inquisitive participants!
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Breakfast corner

We Need YOU!

Would you like to make a difference in your child’s school? Well, here’s how!

Encourage them to try out the School Breakfast Program! Mornings can be hectic and making sure your kids eat a healthy breakfast can be difficult in the thick of the A.M. rush. Fortunately, a nutritious, balanced meal is offered in school at the start of each day! It’s fun, easy, and provides your children with the fuel they need to energize their day and perform their very best. So don’t let them run on empty…give school breakfast a try today!

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Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Our monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser will be held again this year on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Please mark your calendar for September 12th!

~~Volunteer Schedule below~~

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Bingo Weekly Workers

Please contact Amber McGuire for information on the weekly bingo volunteer schedule. You may reach her by email at, or by calling the Parish Office at 812-934-3204, ext #222. Thank you!
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8th grade open gyms

The 8th grade basketball open gyms will begin on Monday 8/20. All open gym times are listed on the athletic calendar.

Physicals, concussion and registration forms are due before participation.

Thank you!

Mike Burkhart

Athletic Director

St. Louis School

812-525-6585 ( cell )

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St. Louis vs St. Michael volleyball

7th Grade Volleyball

The St. Louis Cardinals 7th Grade Volleyball team served a solid game to defeat the St. Michael’s Lady Trojans 25-15, 25-13. Kate Weber and Isabelle Wonnell led the team with 11 and 9 points respectively. Izzi Price, Maggie Beiser and Ella Moster served up 4 points each followed by Lilly Schebler and Catherine Streator with 2 points each and Ava Owens with 1 point. The team worked well transferring from offense to defense. Rhea Miller, Ingrid Tuveson and Lucy Abplanalp were great support on the court passing the ball to the setter so the offense could setup.

8th Grade Volleyball

The 8th Grade Lady Cardinal St. Louis Volleyball team received their first win of the season by defeating the St. Michael’s Lady Trojans 18-25, 25-25-16, 15-13. Kate Weber served her best match with 16 points followed by Megan Raab 9 points, Audrey Beiser 5 points, Isabelle Wonnell 2 points and Mary Hunter & Lilly Schebler 1 point each. Emma Livers passed the ball solidly so Isabelle Wonnell could setup the offense. Beiser has the only kill of the night. The Cardinals worked hard and dug deep within side them to pull the win out against a well rounded team.

St. Louis VB against Greensburg

7th Grade Volleyball

The St. Louis Cardinals 7th Grade Volleyball team had a tough loss against the Greensburg Lady Pirates 25-19, 21-25, 0-15. Even though this was our best passing game in the 1st 2 sets, the Cardinals struggled in the 3rd set. Kate Weber led the team at the serving line with 18 points for the game followed by Maggie Beiser 3 points, Catherine Streator 2 points, Izzi Price, Rhea Miller and Isabelle Wonnell 1 point each. Ingrid Tuveson and Ava Owens passed solidly so the team could setup the offense. Weber had the only kill of the game as Lucy Abplanalp and Ella Moster each had strong hits in the game.

8th Grade Volleyball

The 8th Grade Lady Cardinal St. Louis Volleyball team fell short against the the Greensburg Lady Pirates 13-25, 18-25. Mary Hunter led the team with 7 points followed by Ryanna Phillips and Audrey Beiser with 3 points each and Megan Raab with 1 point. Emma Livers passed the ball well so Kate Weber could set the ball up for the 2 kills by Raab and Isabelle Wonnell.

BMS XC results

The Batesville Middle School boys won their cross country meet against St. Mary’s and South Ripley on Tuesday. Lyle Oesterling won the boys race followed by Eli Loichinger, 3rd, Will Sherwood, 4th, Jake Chapman, 5th, Emi Lopez, 6th, Talan Rowlett, 7th, Tacoma Nicholas, 10th, Carter Walsman, 11th, Cole Pride, 13th, and Mason Jones, 15th.

The Batesville Middle School girls won their meet against St Mary’s. Ava Hanson won the girls race, followed by Emma Weiler, 2nd, Sophie Myers, 3rd, Megan Allgeier, 4th, Madelyn Pohlman, 5th, Kaylynn Bedel, 6th, Cora Deputy, 7th, Josie Meyer, 8th, Ella Rowlett, 9th, Ava Powner, 12th, Kenzie Cox, 15th, Addyson Weiler, 16th, and Abby Hartz, 17th.


Batesville 19

South Ripley 45

St. Mary’s 81


Batesville 15

St. Mary’s 50

Athletic Forms

Click here for a link to the forms.

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Oldenburg Academy - Basketball Camp

The OA Boys' Basketball Team is hosting a Fall Basketball Camp on Saturday, September 15th. The camp is for all boys grades K through 8th grade.

Please see the below flyer for more information.


Annette Hunger

Director of Admissions

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Parent-Student Handbook

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