St. Louis Catholic School News
May 12, 2022
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.
May 26 - Field Day is a free dress day. PLEASE watch length.
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
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
June 10 ......................8am - 6pm
June 11 ......................8am - 4pm (half price after 1pm)
June 12 ......................8am - 1pm ($2 provided Kroger bag)
Sign Up Link:
Mrs. Jan Narwold
St. Louis Catholic School
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!
A few more pictures from last week's May Crowning!
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!
Field Day 2022 - Help Needed
National Jr. Honor Society
Third grade field trip
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!
7 th grade science classes
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
St. Louis Catholic School
Walk to School Day -- May 18th
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 email@example.com.
Summer Tutoring available
Lost and Found
5/9 $250.00 - Randall Roth, Batesville
Uniform Exchange Dates
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.
"THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER"
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~~
Bingo Bakers needed
We will want 4 or 5 groups of bakers to accomplish this.
If you are able commit to this please contact Michael Brelage at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 225-8006. Thanks for your Help!
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.
St. Louis Catholic School Track & Field Coach
St Louis Golf at Rushville Invitational
Scores for the other teams were
Batesville #1: 190
Franklin County : 199
Batesville #2: 210
East Central: 222
The next match for the Cardinals is on Monday, 5/9, against Batesville and South Dearborn at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club.
St Louis Golf match vs Batesville & South Dearborn
The Cardinals face off in their final match of the season on Tuesday night against St Mary’s.
St Louis Golf Match 5/10
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.
Don't forget--All forms need to be returned to the office by Friday, May 13th!!
OA Summer Camps
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 https://www.oldenburgacademy.org/summer-camps.html
Please reach out with any questions.
Director of Admissions, Freshman Class Moderator
Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception
| t. 812.932.1871 | f. 812.934.4838
BAAC Batesville "Color Rain"
This will take you to the SLS website and the calendar for next school year.
This will take you to the registration page of St. Louis website.
This will take you to the Financial Assistance page of St. Louis website.
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