Halo Notes Summer Edition

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Halo Highlight: Saints Fund Closes June 30!

Dear Saints Families,

Zero to $155,000 and counting...How great is our God! From the very beginning of our inaugural year of The Saints Fund, God has been steering the ship.

As we approach the final days of our 2018-2019 Saints Fund, please know that we are unbelievably humbled by your commitment to advancing the mission of St. Louis Catholic High School. We have received a total of 474 gifts and pledges from our loyal community to The Saints Fund, and the final deadline is June 30.

If you made a pledge during our Week of Giving in March and have questions and/or still need to make your gift, please click here. If you would like to make your gift via check, please mail it to St. Louis Catholic High School at 1620 Bank Street; Lake Charles, LA 70601.

Thank you for embracing our Saints through giving! Let's finish strong!

For Christ,

Ashley Ivey-Atkins

Director of Advancement

Continuous Summer Reminders

A reminder that our school office is closed next week. Happy 4th of July to all our families!

Important Dates to Begin 2019-2020 School Year

· Freshman Fun Day - Monday, July 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SLCHS

· Computer Tech Training for Incoming Freshmen & New/Transfer Students - Tuesday, July 30 AND Wednesday, July 31 (Last Names A-L 8:00-11:30 a.m.; Last Names M-Z Noon-3:30 p.m.)

· Student Orientation- Thursday, August 1, (Juniors & Seniors- 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Freshmen & Sophomores- 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

· First Day of School- Monday, August 12

  • Summer is also a great time to get a jump start on your Apostolic Hours, being the hands and feet of Christ for others. We have a list of opportunities to volunteer in the community on our website. Remember, completion of Apostolic Hours will be counted as a Theology test grade in both the 2nd and 4th quarters of the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Join our #SaintsRead Summer Challenge! Requirements and rewards are on the Summer Assignments page as well as St. Louis Catholic's social media platforms.

  • Place your ads in our 2019 Saints Gameday Program before the deadline expires Aug. 12! Click here to fill out the form and pay by credit card. Students are not required to sell ads; instead, this program is a service to you – our St. Louis Catholic community, and we are very excited to enhance our product with custom content for each game for the upcoming season – think 50th anniversary highlights, homecoming tributes and team features. All ads will be custom designed and in full color! Please contact Rachel Jones, Assistant Director of Communications, at rjones@slchs.org or 494-0724 with any questions.

Tech Talk - New Student Training; Returning Student Computer Pickup

Mandatory Computer Tech Training for incoming freshmen and new/transfer students is Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31. Students must attend both days. Students with a last name beginning with A – L will attend a morning session from 8:00-11:30 a.m. Students with a last name beginning with M – Z will attend an afternoon session from Noon to 3:30 p.m.

Returning students should keep their laptop bag and charger in a safe place at home during the summer. In order to get their computer for the 2019-2020 school year, students will need to bring their bag and charger to Orientation Aug. 1. That will be their “ticket” to pick up the computer. Lost bags ($35) and chargers ($30) must be replaced in order to pick up computer.

Golden Gala & Auction - Share Your Favorite Recipes for a Special Tribute Cookbook!

The 2019 St. Louis Catholic Golden Gala & Auction is Friday, Sept. 20! Tables are going fast, so please click to purchase yours now.

As we approach our 50th Anniversary, we want to honor our past and celebrate the future recipes of all our St. Louis Catholic community members. Please help us by sharing your favorite recipe. You and your family will be featured in our cookbooks, which will be sold at the Golden Gala. Don't miss this unique opportunity - click this link to submit to your recipes and photos.

Around Saints Athletics

Swim Team Tryouts End Friday, June 28

The last day to try out for the 2019-2020 Saints swim team is TOMORROW - Friday, June 28, from 4-5 p.m. at the OLQH Family Life Community Center Pool. Females must wear a one-piece swimsuit, and all swimmers must show mastery of the following skills:

-Swimming 200 meters continuously of any stroke
-Mastery of at least two strokes
-Proper dive from a diving block
-Complete 50 meter freestyle swim in less than one minute

Student athletes who cannot attend Friday's tryout and did not make the June 10 tryout either must submit official results from a summer league or USA Swimming team showing proof of times. Questions? Contact Coach Melinda Richard.

Saints Cheerleaders Win Big at SCA Cheer Camp

Congratulations to the Saints junior varsity cheerleaders, who won Home cheer grand champions, Award of Excellence cheer champions, spirit stick and safety awards at the 2019 Southwestern Cheerleaders Association (SCA) Summer Camp!

Kennedy Richard, Ella Simoneaux, Anna Cholley, Grace Oustalet, Ali Myers, Ella Hebert and Sophia Ellender also received All-American honors and will have the chance to perform at the halftime show at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando! Marlie Clayton won Dance-off, and Simoneaux & Myers won tumble-off as well. Great job, girls!

Student News

Benji Chatters Named American Press Scholar Athlete of the Year

Congratulations to Class of 2019 Salutatorian Benji Chatters, who was named Male Scholar Athlete of the Year by the Lake Charles American Press on June 26.

As the article begins, "Being a Chatters is synonymous with success in the classroom and in athletics." Click to read more.

11 Students Travel to Wyoming on COR Expedition

Please pray for our group of 11 students and Ms. Mia Orgeron as they backpack through the Wind River area in Wyoming on a COR Expedition. They left from campus June 26 and will return July 3. During the trip, students will develop leadership skills, learn how to apply survival skills into daily situations and embrace becoming uncomfortable. Most of all, our group will offer up prayers and petitions for the entire St. Louis Catholic community, so again please pray for their fruitful and safe journey!

Help the Autism Society of SWLA Sort Mardi Gras Beads this Weekend!

If your child needs some Apostolic Hours, join the Autism Society of Southwest Louisiana chapter for Mardi Gras bead sorting this Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29, at 1 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 1400. They will sort, bundle, gross and package beads to sell back to Mardi Gras krewes for Camp Hopen.

Questions? Contact Geri Landry at 433-5662.

Summer Professional Development!

Upcoming Events

Friday, June 28

SLCHS Youth Football Camp, 9 a.m. to noon

SLCHS COR Expedition FBLA National Conference (San Antonio)

Saturday, June 29

Diocesan Ordination Reception (SLCHS Commons & Cafeteria)

SLCHS COR Expedition

FBLA National Conference (San Antonio)

Sunday, June 30

SLCHS COR Expedition

FBLA National Conference (San Antonio)

Monday, July 1

SLCHS Business Offices Closed

SLCHS COR Expedition

FBLA National Conference (San Antonio)

Tuesday, July 2

SLCHS Business Offices Closed

SLCHS Core Expedition

FBLA National Conference (San Antonio)

Wednesday, July 3

SLCHS Business Offices Closed

SLCHS COR Expedition

FBLA National Conference (San Antonio)

Thursday, July 4

SLCHS Business Offices Closed

Independence Day

Friday, July 5

SLCHS Business Offices Closed

Sunday, July 7

Special Needs Mass