The Saints Scoop

St. Louis Catholic High School

September Edition

Curriculum Corner

Can you believe we are already approaching the end of the 1st quarter? As routines and procedures become established, so should students and their study habits. Hopefully students are now aware of course and teacher exceptions and what they need to do to be successful. The number one thing to remember is we are here to help! Here are a few tips to help struggling students:
  • Put forth effort. Teachers will go the extra mile if a student will reach out and ask for help. Yes, it can be embarrassing, but do it anyway. Email the the teacher (even on late assignments). We are here to support and guide them into adulthood.
  • Organization is key. Students should be able to explain what and where their assignments are. Once again, ask for help if unsure. Ask a classmate or upperclassman.
  • Make a weekly plan, not day by day. Block schedules are challenging for procrastinators. Teaching students to look at the entire week (including after school activities) is a skill that will help them after high school.
  • Grades are important but they are not a child's worth. A nice reminder for us all.

Mia Orgeron

Assistant Principal

Meet the Saints: Spotlight on Theology

Monica Broussard~ Freshman Theology

Hometown: Gueydan, Louisiana

Year Teaching: 21 years

Favorite Quote: If we have no peace it is because we have forgotten that we belong to one another. ~St. Mother Teresa

Favorite Food: Barbecue

What do you like the best about teaching theology at SLC? The desire that students have for wanting to know more about our faith and God in a personal way, and those moments of clarity they have right before me. I also love when students ask me to pray with them for a particular intention.

Sharon Monteaux ~ Sophomore Theology

Hometown: Jennings, La

Years Teaching: 29 years (17 SLCHS)

Favorite Quote:"Work as though everything depended on you, pray as though everything depends on God" attributed to St. Ignatius of Loyola

Favorite Saint: St. Ignatius of Loyola

Favorite Food: Canes and Steak

What do you like the best about teaching theology at SLC? Teaching students what the Church teaches is often challenging as the world/society sometime is louder than the voice of the Church. Yet, I plant the seeds and pray that they take root and grow. Over my teaching career I have seen the fruit of those seed in many students and it is truly a blessing to see their spiritual growth and the path of their life choices.

Luke Pousson~Junior Theology

Hometown: Lake Charles, LA (St. Louis '99)

Years Teaching: 13

Favorite Quote: "Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world but let God transform you inwardly to know his will, what is pleasing and is perfect." Romans 12:2

Favorite Saint: St. Bartholomew the Apostle

Favorite Food: Dungeness Crab

What do you like the best about teaching theology at SLC? I really like that I don't 'fit the mold' (a coach in the Religion Dept). Also I came into my faith by sharing it and having others share theirs, and now I'm blessed to get to do that every day in class. Lastly it's another aspect that makes this school so great and I'm so glad I get to be a part of it.

Stephen Starr~ Junior Theology

Hometown: The World

Years Teaching: 17 (5 at SLC)

Favorite Quote:"The future starts today, not tomorrow" - St. John Paul II

Favorite Saint: St. Stephen (Martyr/Deacon)

Favorite Food: Meat

What do you like the best about teaching theology at SLC? The ability to share my faith in a creative way while exercising my role as a Deacon.

Kathy Owen ~Senior Theology

Hometown: Lake Charles – St. Louis graduate 1989

Years Teaching: 5

Favorite Quote: “Do not be afraid when love requires sacrifice.” St. John Paul II

Favorite Saint: St. Therese of Lisieux

Favorite Food: Tacos

What do you like the best about teaching theology at SLC? It is a privilege and blessing to share the faith with my students and witness to them how God loves us and is present all around us, even in unexpected ways.

Homecoming Week 2017

Our students had a wide range of fun events during homecoming week including: the Casa Manana truck, Kona Ice, TCBY, Pops & Rockets, Paint Wars, visiting feeder schools, Mass, Alumni Tour, Homecoming Court, parade, pep rally, football game, and the Old Hollywood dance. It was a fabulous week!

Breaking Ground

St. Louis Catholic High School breaks ground on a new baseball facility which will house bathrooms, concession stand, baseball coaches offices, locker room , equipment storage room, and a laundry room. This is the first time St. Louis Catholic has added any new structures to the campus since 2011 when the original batting cages were built. The new facility will allow for a grand entrance into the football/soccer field which is also used for other events throughout the Diocese.

The 3000-square foot addition was donated by: Lake Area Plumbing, Brandt Pederson Construction, Dunham Price Group, LLC, Concrete Pump Services Provided by Louisiana Concrete Pumpers, Jeff Kudla Architects, Russell J. Stutes Construction and Leslie & Patrick Milligan.

Alumni Open House & Tours

This year we opened our doors on Friday, September 29 from 3-4 pm to our Alumni from St. Louis Catholic High School, Landry Memorial, St. Charles Academy, and Sacred Heart High School. We had a nice turnout. Featured in the pictures are the class of 1967 of Landry Memorial and St. Charles Academy. We also had a few from SLC c/o of 2007.

To quote Ms. Liz, "~Go Saints Forever~"

National Cyber Security Month

October is National Cyber Security month, so take a look at THIS VIDEO PLAYLIST from the Federal Trade Commission to learn how to protect your devices. There are 12 quick videos that cover a range of information from online shopping tips to chatting with kids about being online.
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Saints Athletic Dinner Auction

Saturday, Oct. 28th, 6pm

1620 Bank Street

Lake Charles, LA

Visit slchs.org to purchase tickets. Tickets are $35 a person or $50 per couple.

Don't miss out on this fantastic fundraiser supporting the athletes of St. Louis Catholic.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.