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Curriculum Corner

In a few days, we will be finished with the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year! Between the hustle and bustle of the holidays and midterm exams, I wanted to remind

both students and parents of a few items that may help in planning the spring semester. Taken from the SLC student handbook, please review how a student’s GPA is calculated:

The final average will be determined by the average of the 10 following grades:

First Quarter will count as.....................................2 grades

Second Quarter will count as ................................2 grades

First Semester Exam will count as .........................1 grade

Third Quarter will count as ...................................2 grades

Fourth Quarter will count as .................................2 grades

Second Semester Exam will count as.....................1 grade

· Second Quarter Report Cards emailed – January 10th

· Next ACT test date – February 10, 2018. Registration deadline – January 12th

As always, please contact me for any academic concern. May the blessings and joy of the Christmas season be with each of you.

– Ms. Orgeron, Assistant Principal

Spotlight on Foreign Language

Christy Clark

Subject: Spanish II-AP (10th-12th)

Hometown: Lake Charles

Years Teaching: 4 (I also have taught violin.)

Favorite Quote: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Favorite Hobby: Playing the violin, spending time with my husband, and beating my family at Mexican Train!

Favorite Color: sage green and pink

What do you like the best about teaching at SLC?

I love getting to know my students and seeing them progress in the language. I also love the supportive school community and focus on Christ.

Katie Fournet

Subject: Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Latin 1 (Grades 9th-11th)

Hometown: Hard to claim one since I was an army brat, but I was born in Lake Charles, LA

Years Teaching: High School- 4 ESL-1 Total-5

Favorite Quote: “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.” Proverbs 3:3

Favorite Hobby: Playing with my daughter, walking my dogs, traveling to new places

Favorite Color: blue

What do you like the best about teaching at SLC?

I love the St. Louis community (teachers, students, parents, staff) who all contribute to a loving and accepting environment that allow all who enter to grow academically and spiritually. I also love teaching about my passion - cultures and languages.

Emily Pettaway

Subject: French I-AP grades 9-12 & Creative Writing 11-12

Hometown: Lake Charles

Years Teaching: 8

Favorite Quote: “On ne voit bien qu’avec le coeur. L’essentiel est invisible aux yeux.” - “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” - Antoine de St. Exupéry Le Petit Prince

Favorite Hobby: playing with my son, CrossFit, and cooking

Favorite Color: green

What do you like the best about teaching at SLC?

The community. Our teachers, students, and staff make SLCHS the best school in Lake Charles. It is a pleasure to teach such wonderful students in a caring school community focused on Christ.

Mary Villaume

Subject: Latin

Hometown: mostly Lake Charles

Years Teaching: 11 years

Favorite Quote: “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

Favorite Book: The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

Favorite Dessert: wedding cake (bride’s cake, no fruit filling)

What do you like the best about teaching at SLC? I like the feeling of community at the school and the fact that we center everything we do around Christ and His teachings.

Spotlight on Academic Support

Jill Baca

Department: Resource

Hometown: Lake Charles

Years Teaching: 6

Favorite Quote: I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. - Mother Teresa

Favorite Hobby: Reading, Cooking, Gardening, spending time with my family

Favorite Color Purple

What do you like the best about teaching at SLC?

Seeing that the people I work with truly enjoy their jobs and the majority of students are genuinely happy to attend SLC and the feeling that I am blessed to be here.

Darby LaRocca

Department: Resource

Hometown: Orange, Texas

Years Teaching: 17

Favorite Quote: Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn’t misuse it. Pope John Paul II

Favorite Hobby: Spending time with my family, taking pictures, watching old movies

Favorite Color: any color that makes me look slim

What do you like the best about teaching at SLC? I feel like I have been a part of this wonderful place for longer than a few months. The faculty and staff are completely welcoming. The students are excellent!

2017-2018 Student of the Year~Emeline Watson

Each year, St. Louis Catholic High School selects one student from the senior class as the Student of the Year, a program sponsored by the Department of Education. This year's recipient is Emeline Watson. Emeline is an all-around student and has been highly involved in campus activities including volleyball, ambassadors and National Honor Society.

We wish Emeline the best of luck as she represents SLC in the next level of competition, in the spring as the Student of the Year.

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A Garden by Ms. Pleasant's Environmental Science Class

Blessing of the Advent Wreath

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SLC Wrestling Team

The SLC Wrestling Team beat Rayne 55-24 in the team championship match to go undefeated and win the 12 team Rayne Dual Tournament. Congratulations Saints!

SLC Student Avengers

Our Student Avengers along with Mr. Buller & Mrs. LeJeune, recently presented about how to create a student "techspert" at the LACUE (Louisiana Computer Using Educators) Conference in New Orleans. The Student Avengers help teach, train, develop training, and mentor. They are the first line of defense for the Tech Department at SLC.
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SLC Teachers Present at LACUE

A few teachers from SLC traveled to New Orleans to present at the LACUE conference. Pictured below is Mrs. Claudia Brunot who presented a session on Active Reading and Mrs. Mary Villaume who presented a session on differentiation.

Concert Choir

Congratulations to these individuals of our Concert Choir for being selected to All State Choir and Honor choir. These talented Saints will participate in District V Honor Chorus in February.
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Great Tuition Give-Away

Here’s your chance for FREE TUITION to St. Louis Catholic High School. Purchase a “Great Tuition Give-Away” raffle ticket for only $25.00 and earn your chance to win one year’s tuition at St. Louis Catholic High. Tuition prize is good for up to two years and the ticket holder can name the recipient! For every 500 tickets sold, another tuition prize will be awarded. The drawing will be held February 2, 2018; you need not be present to win. Tickets may be purchased online or at the school office. Visit to purchase tickets. Call the school office at 436-7275 with any questions. Good Luck!

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The Foundation of SLCHS

The Foundation of St. Louis Catholic High School donated $118,287 to St. Louis Catholic High School. On hand for the donation are, from left, Eric Stevens, Foundation member; Billy Loftin, Foundation director; the Rev. Nathan Long, rector; Deacon Glenn Viau, principal; and Denny Dennison, Foundation member.
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Saints at Christ the King Procession

Students of St. Louis Catholic served at the procession for Christ the King Catholic Church.
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Key Club

Members of St. Louis Catholic’s Key Club, along with their sponsor Mrs. Richard, participated in the Annual Kiwanis Rotary Club day of thanksgiving.
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Sphero and the Saints

Students designed and built battleships with everyday items to put on the Sphero robot. Then, they tested their design in the arena and battled against someone else. Each battleship had a balloon so they battled to pop each other's balloon. Many times, they had to redesign to get it like they wanted, so it helps them use 21st century skills such as problem-solving, creativity, out of the box thinking, perseverance, collaboration, and communication.

Open House for Prospective New Families

Open House was a huge success with over 140 students attending and a total of 240 people on campus. It was an awesome night complete with tours, food, and pictures provided by Ms. Liz.

Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday before the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception, SLC celebrated the day with Mass, a Marian Procession in the Gym, Hamburgers (provided by ICC Knights of Columbus), & Pops & Rockets. Special Thanks to the Immaculate Conception Cathedral Knights of Columbus for preparing the "yummy" hamburgers for all of our Saints. It was an incredible day!

3 D Models in Psychology

Students in Mrs. Foreman's Psychology class created cross-sections and 3-D eye models and peer reviewed each for correctness.
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Raspberry PI in Computer Architecture Class

Ms. Liz's Level 1 Computer Architecture class is building Raspberry Pi 3 machines. They will be learn how to code and discover all the many uses for these machines.

Minecraft in Latin 1


This year, the Latin I students took their learning to a new level. During the Roman domusproject, the students planned their houses, then turned to Minecraft to make their houses come to life. The project began with the students using resources from our Roman house unit and looking at actual remnants of ancient Roman houses to get ideas for decorations. After building their houses in Minecraft, the students created a video walk-though of their houses using Screen-cast-o-matic. The narration of these videos is completely in Latin and is modeled after the Magister Craft video we watched in class.

Besides learning how to use and create in Minecraft, the students also learned how to work together and to teach each other how to use the tools in the program. Another benefit from using Minecraft in class was the shift in the class culture. The students went from a separate group of students in a new class with new people to a cooperative group of students working to achieve similar goals. This class culture has continued throughout the semester.

by Mary Villaume

Image from the Roman Domi ~Created in Latin 1

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Learning in the Library

In October, students were invited to go on a Periodical Scavenger Hunt and completed entries were placed in a drawing for a Boo Bag. The following students won: Juliana Broussard, Will Hansen, Tyler Hoover, Emily Jarrell, Elliot Jasmine, Olivia Meche, Kegan Miller, Sarah Sanjoh, and Drake Truax.

In November, students could enter drawing for a Turkey bag if they checked out a book, participated in a Makerspace activity, studied in the library, etc. The students below made a pumpkin out of a book in our November Makerspace.

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Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year

Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is January 22 through February 2, 2018.