St. Louis Catholic School News

May 12, 2022

Principal's Corner

From the Principal's Desk

It has been great having the sunshine all week and warmer temperatures to go with it. While there is an overabundance of "goodness" from the Lord, my heart truly connected with today's Responsorial Psalm. "Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord." Our giving God gifts us with so much; may we stop and pause to thank him for all that is good. It could be as simple as seeing the sunshine, getting a warm smile, or having an issue resolved that was causing us stress. Thank you God for ALL the good you do for us!

Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that tomorrow's feast day will be a day of united prayer and fasting for peace in our world and an end to legal abortion in the United States.


Congratulations to our golf and track teams on the completion of their seasons. We had many track athletes who set personal best records and then broke them. Others enjoyed the opportunity to explore events and try to find areas in which they could achieve success and grow. Our individual golfers each continued to improve throughout the season as several of them posted the team's lowest score throughout the season. We are proud of you Cardinals, and so grateful for our coaches!

Current Staffing for 2022-23

We are starting to put things in place for the 2022-23 school year based on the registration information we currently have in place.

Kindergarten - Mrs. Farmer & Mrs. Konradi (Currently 27 students registered.)

First Grade - Miss McKee & Mrs. Laker (Currently 23 students registered, but three are not definite. We have two new students here. If this moves back to 20-21 students, we may continue as one classroom.)

Second Grade - Mrs. Narwold & Mrs. Roell (Currently 28 registered and one new student.)

Third Grade - Mrs. Linville & Mrs. Bossert (Currently 33 registered, two new students, and one uncertain.)

Fourth Grade - Mrs. Emsweller & Mrs. Weigel (Currently 32 returning & 3 undecided.)

Fifth Grade - TBD (Currently 22 registered, one leaving, one undecided, one unregistered and one new.)

JH: Mrs. Paul (Religion), Mrs. Lents (English/Writing), Mrs. Ritz (Literature)

Social Studies (TBD), Science (TBD), Math (TBD)

Sixth Grade - 30 students returning

Seventh Grade - 31 students returning and one undecided

Eighth Grade - 25 students returning and one leaving

Specials - Mrs. Frey (Art), Ms. Trenkamp (P.E), Mrs. Brooks (Spanish), Mrs. Hollins (STEM) & Music (TBD)

Front Office - Mrs. Riedeman (Administrative Assistant), Mrs. Gehl (Administrative Assistant), Mrs. Gardner (School Nurse)

We are currently accepting applications and interviewing for our open positions. As we successfully fill these spots we will communicate that out to you as well. Prayers that we successfully find the right fits for our openings.

Free Dress

May 26 - Field Day is a free dress day. PLEASE watch length.

God bless,

Mrs. Mauer

Calendar of Events

  • May 13th - 1st/2nd grade field trip to the zoo
  • May 16th - Jr. High Bible Study, 4:30-6:00
  • May 18th - All School Mass, 7th grade
  • May 18th - "Walk to School" Day
  • May 19th - 8th grade trip to Kings Island
  • May 20th - 8th grade Graduation Mass at 6:00 pm
  • May 26th - Last Student Day--Report cards sent home
  • May 27th - Teacher Records Day

Prayer for May announcements

Our Prayer for May Announcements -

Catholic Social Teaching of Solidarity:


Help us to create peace in your world. May we remember that we are all your children; brothers and sisters on the earth. Let us stand together in solidarity with one another, working for peace, and justice for all. Amen.


Our next PTO meeting will be on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00pm in Meeting Room A at the Batesville Public Library.

At this meeting, we will be looking ahead to next year. This will also include filling some soon-to-be vacancies throughout the PTO executive team and committees. If you are interested in learning more, plan to attend our May meeting!

PTO does so much for St. Louis and our school community. They are responsible for funding field trips for our students, giving each student a set of school supplies to start the school year, providing a stipend for teachers to help fund classroom supplies, annual fundraisers like our trash bag sales and the SLS dance along with so much more!

We are looking to fill some key roles in PTO. These include Vice-President, Treasurer, Teacher Appreciation Chair and Fundraising Chair. We understand that volunteering for the first time can be intimidating, but PTO is a great way to get to know other families and we are here to help with any questions. Consider attending our last PTO meeting of the school year. All are welcome!!

Allison Spielmann - President

Elizabeth Munchel - Vice President

Amanda Farmer - Secretary

Jenny Schneider - Treasurer


SLS Annual Rummage Sale

SAVE the DATE --

Mark your calendars for our annual SLS Rummage Sale!!

Donations Drop Off:

May 31 - June 3.........8am - 4pm

June 5 .......................9am - 12pm

June 6 - 7 ..................8am - 8pm


May 31 - June 3..........8am - 4pm

June 5.........................9am - 12pm

June 6 - 8 ...................8am - 8pm

June 9 ........................8am - 12pm

Sale Dates:

June 10 ......................8am - 6pm

June 11 ......................8am - 4pm (half price after 1pm)

June 12 ......................8am - 1pm ($2 provided Kroger bag)

Sign Up Link:

Thank you!

Mrs. Jan Narwold

St. Louis Catholic School

Thank you!

Thank you to all the Special Ladies/Moms that came out on Tuesday to enjoy "Muffins for Moms" with us. We appreciate you taking time out of your day to join us!

Also a big thank you to all those volunteers that helped things run smoothly and to our cafeteria ladies for everything they do on a daily basis!

May Crowning

A few more pictures from last week's May Crowning!

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Meal Train for the Geisen-Thompson family

Cynthia Geisen Thompson gave birth to her micro preemie, Wesley, on April 5th. Wesley will stay at the hospital until his July due date, and Cynthia and Adam are driving back and forth from Cincinnati each day. We can support Cynthia, Adam, and their family by filling up their meal train and keeping the Geisen-Thompson family in your prayers. Let's do this, SLS family!

Library books are due!

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Field Day 2022 - Help Needed

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6th grade

The 6th graders recently finished a paleontology research project by digging for fossils and other artifacts. It was a very educational and enjoyable project for all!
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National Jr. Honor Society

Our NJHS chapter held several fundraisers throughout the year, and the 8th graders decided to purchase baby supplies for the Batesville Pregnancy Hotline with some of their funds.
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Third grade field trip

Our third graders had a high flying field trip at iFLY in Cincinnati!

Students learned all about wind force, velocity, acceleration and the science behind sky diving and parachutes. They then had the opportunity to put into practice what they learned! Students spent time creating and modifying parachutes and then had the opportunity to fly in the indoor skydiving tunnel!

Way to practice your STEAM skills and try new things, Cardinals!

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7 th grade science classes

As part of our unit on Newton’s Laws and a review of energy, seventh grade science students created roller coasters to demonstrate energy transfer. They had specific guidelines to follow in their roller coaster construction. Students showed amazing team work in their unique creations! Very impressive work!
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Absence Reporting Form

The old absence form has been phased out and we've changed to a Google Form. Please discard the link to the prior form and use the one listed below. It has been changed on the St. Louis website, and is under the Health section. A link can also be found on the main page.

Lydia Gardner, RN

School Nurse

St. Louis Catholic School

812-934-3310 Ext.283

Walk to School Day -- May 18th

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Camp Invention

Camp Invention

Once again, St. Louis School will host Camp Invention this summer. We are excited to bring this STEM based camp to our area. Here is a video of the camp's highlights. You can click here to register your child for camp. There is also a spring discount of $15 off with promo code EXPLORE15. This discount is good through May 18.

Any questions can be emailed to the camp director, Jill Hollins, at

Summer Tutoring available

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Lost and Found

Our "Lost and Found" table has started to gather several items. Please take a look and see if anything belongs to your son or daughter. Anything left at the end of school will be donated to our annual rummage sale.
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Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the most recent winner in our $12,000 cash raffle:

5/9 $250.00 - Randall Roth, Batesville

Uniform Exchange Dates

Our uniform exchange will hopefully have some scheduled dates coming up. However, in the meantime, if you are in need of new uniforms for your son or daughter, or need additional information, please contact Amy Tonges and she will be happy to help you!


Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Our monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser will resume in August. This will continue taking place on the second Wednesday of each month, during the school year, from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. Thank you for supporting St. Louis School.

Breakfast Program

What's cooking?

At school, there's always a meal ready to be served! Some mornings, it's tough to find the time to make sure your kids are eating a nutritious breakfast. On those days, why not send them to our School Breakfast Program? Each meal meets government nutritional guidelines and standards. Schools are required to provide a breakfast meal that includes fruit, whole-grain rich items, and low fat or fat free milk. Check your child's menu to see the variety of nutritious choices available at School Breakfast, or stop by to sample the food yourself!

Breakfast is served from 7:30-7:50 each morning in the SLS cafeteria.


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Cafeteria News


Please remember that if your child has a negative balance of $10.00 or more they will NOT be able to get extras until they have additional funds deposited into their account.

Thank you for your understanding!

Carla Prickel & Tammi Wintz

cafeteria co-managers

St. Louis School

New Volunteer Page on SLS Website

New Volunteer Page

Do you need to double check what date you chose to volunteer? Visit our new "Volunteer" page on the SLS Website! We have links to each of our volunteer calendars to make it as easy as possible for you. We appreciate our volunteers so much!

~~Volunteer Schedule below~~

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Bingo Bakers needed

With a successful Super Sunday Bingo behind us we would like to bring desserts back to our weekly bingos. For this to happen we need your help. We need volunteers who are willing to supply baked goods such as pies, cookies, brownies, or cakes (preferably homemade) once a month for Thursday Night Bingo.

We will want 4 or 5 groups of bakers to accomplish this.

If you are able commit to this please contact Michael Brelage at or (317) 225-8006. Thanks for your Help!

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Athletic Events

Please consult the athletic calendar on our website for a list of current ballgames, practices, etc. This is updated regularly (by Mike Burkhart) with any time or location changes. You may also use this link to view it. Thank you!

Quad Meet St. Louis Catholic School

St. Louis Catholic School faced Jac-Cen-Del, South Ripley, and Shaw Memorial in a quad meet on 5/04/2022. St. Louis boys finished second with 54 points vs. 45 points South Ripley, 3 points Shaw Memorial, and 75 points Jac-Cen-Del. Cayden Lieland was first place in discus with a throw of 89' 6".

Cayden Lieland was second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 28.6 seconds, a personal record. Griffin Koester was first in the 400 meter dash with a time of 64.9 seconds. Carson Hartwell was second in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:52.1 seconds. Griffin Koester was first in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:22.3.

The 4x100 meter relay team finished first with a time of 59.5 seconds consisting of Jeff Gerstbauer, Ethan Rahschulte, Wilbur Giesting, and Cayden Lieland. The 4x400 meter relay team was second with a time of 5:00.2 seconds consisting of Sam Dice, Ethan Rahschulte, Jeff Gerstbauer, and Griffin Koester.

St. Louis girls finished first with 71 points vs. 59 points South Ripley, 22 points Jac-Cen-Del, and 14 points Shaw Memorial. Rachel Suttmann earned a first place finish in the shot put and discus with throws of 25' 11" and 78'7" respectively. Belle Young finished second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 14.1 seconds. Ava Becker finished second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 30.21 seconds. Belle Young finished first in the 400 meter dash with a time of 73.1 seconds. Haley Frey finished second in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:57.1 seconds and second in the 1600 meter run with a time of 6:52.8.

The 4x100 meter relay team was first with a time of 59.5 seconds consisting of Rachel Suttmann, Ava Becker, Maggie Tekulve, and Felicity Brelage. The 4x400 meter relay team was first with a time of 4:52.9 consisting of Rachel Suttmann, Sophia Hohenstein, Belle Young, and Felicity Brelage.

Jason Frey

St. Louis Catholic School Track & Field Coach

St Louis Golf at Rushville Invitational

The St Louis golf team traveled to Rushville on Saturday morning to play in the inaugural Rushville Invitational. Six teams competed at the Antler Point Golf Club in very windy conditions. Scoring for the Cardinals included Jack Freeland 57, Caleb Mohr 58, David Koch 59, Ray Walke 62, and Aaron Bauer 71. St Louis came in 5th with a total of 231.

Scores for the other teams were
Batesville #1: 190
Connersville: 192
Franklin County : 199
Batesville #2: 210
East Central: 222
Rushville: 251

The next match for the Cardinals is on Monday, 5/9, against Batesville and South Dearborn at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club.

Coach Streator

St Louis Golf match vs Batesville & South Dearborn

The St Louis golf team competed in a 3-way match against Batesville and South Dearborn Monday evening at Hillcrest Golf and Country Club. South Dearborn only had 2 players so they did not compete in the team scoring. Batesville came out on top with a score of 183 while St Louis finished with a 228. Scoring for the Cardinals included Rylan Hill with a 54 and Augie Hillenbrand, Sam Richardson, and David Koch all carded a 58.

The Cardinals face off in their final match of the season on Tuesday night against St Mary’s.

Coach Streator

St Louis Golf Match 5/10

The St Louis golf team finished their season against St Mary’s of Greensburg Monday night at North Branch. Spring had finally shown itself to the golfers as it was a beautiful afternoon to play. St Mary’s was able to edge out St Louis by a score of 206 to 217. Scoring for the Cardinals included Rylan Hill with a 52, Caleb Mohr with a 53, Augie Hillenbrand and Sam Richardson both carded a 56.

I would like to thank the golfers for a great season and hope to see the 6th and 7th graders back next year. To the 8th graders, I hope they found enjoyment in the game and continue to play for many years to come.

Finally, I would like to thank North Branch golf course and their head pro, Angela Gauck-Belter, for letting us play and use the course.

Coach Streator
Athletic Forms

Click here for a link to the forms.

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Baseball Camp

ATTENTION ALL BASEBALL PLAYERS: Batesville High School Baseball will be offering a summer baseball camp from Tuesday, May 31st- Thursday, June 2nd for grades 1-8 from 10:30 am- 12:30 pm. You will receive specific age-level baseball instruction, get to meet and work with the varsity baseball players and coaches, receive a t-shirt, and have fun!

Don't forget--All forms need to be returned to the office by Friday, May 13th!!

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OA Summer Camps

Dear Parents,

I wanted to share with you a list of summer camps OA is offering to elementary and middle school students. We would love to have many of the St. Louis' students join us for one or more of the camps!!

The flyer and registration forms for all the camps can be found on our website at

Please reach out with any questions.

Thank you!

Annette Hunger

Director of Admissions, Freshman Class Moderator

Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception

| t. 812.932.1871 | f. 812.934.4838

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BAAC Batesville "Color Rain"

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