Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, September 26, 2019


A huge thank you to our Saints community for a phenomenal showing of support for our Saints. The gala & auction exceeded gross sales in the amount of $235,700. Twenty- four carat magic was in the air! A huge shout out to our Gala Chair Mrs. Carrie Collins and committee chairs Suzanne Cameron, Mia Primeaux, Monique DeSantos, Darla Meyer & Staci Vanhoose for all of their time and talent in making the signature event a success. Thank you all for showing what the Saints can do when they go marching in together! #staygolden
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Did You Know?

Spiritual Life

At St. Louis Catholic we are building Saints! Did you know we had over 40 football players and the coaches at morning mass this morning? Our campus wide book study began this week. Shown are seniors reading in the chapel. This week’s challenge – Reflect on the question, “What matters most?” It’s not too late to join in the study and spend quality time discussing the book with your teen. If you would like to purchase a copy for home, send $5 with your name to the front office.

Huge thanks to Parent Guild for providing a “Coffee Café” for Food and Fellowship. Students enjoyed coffee and dessert during lunch last week while sharing their faith with each other.

Senior Saints, Sophia Tassin and Madison Brinkman created this promotional video to urge students to give of themselves through service. Watch it here.

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Underclassmen can take Computer Science Discoveries or Introduction to Business Computer Applications (IBCA) and then move into Computer Architecture where they learn how to repair our computers and the skills needed to be an entry-level service technician. Computer Science Discoveries (CSD) and IBCA are not just for students who want a career in computer science. These 2 classes are a good fit for ALL STUDENTS. In CSD, students learn first and foremost how to be problem-solvers and creators. It is a project-based class where they are able to create a website, a game, an interactive card, and an app. IBCA gives students the keyboarding skills and fundamentals they need in order to pass a Microsoft Office Specialist Exam in Word or PowerPoint. Finally, our NEW Help Desk class allows students to work the technology Help Desk in the library while pursuing a passion project (independent learning endeavor).

Please Join Us for Mass on Sunday, October 6 at 10:30 am in the Commons to close out Homecoming Week

Sunday, October 6, 2019

  • 10:30 a.m. Current families & Alumni Mass at St. Louis Catholic celebrated by Rector Rev. Nathan Long
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Light Lunch and School Tours for alumni visiting during Homecoming weekend. All are welcome!

Academic Updates

AP Payment Deadline is TOMORROW!

AP course payments are due tomorrow. If you have a FACTS account, please follow the below instructions. If you do NOT have a FACTS account, you may pay by check. Please make the check payable to SLCHS, and bring it to Mrs. Fruge in the Counseling Department.

1. Log into FACTS.

2. Under “Payment Plan and Billing,” you will see a total balance, payment plan, and incidental expenses. Note: AP fees are listed under incidental expenses.

3. Select “Make a Payment.” Note: At this time, you cannot auto draft for incidental expenses; you can enroll in auto draft, but that option can not be applied until next year’s AP payment.

4. Click “Other Amount.”

5. Under “Other Payment Options,” check the September 27 Incidental Expenses box; the amount should populate for you.

6. Follow the remainder prompts to submit/confirm your payment. Thanks so much for your patience, as we are learning a new FACTS feature!

In addition, some of you still have NOT submitted your contract on Moodle. Please take care of this. If you are still NOT enrolled in your AP course, please call the hotline at 888-222-5427 or come see Ms. Tricia Barrow ASAP. Email Ms. Barrow to tell her you are coming, so she can make sure she is available. She needs to order AP exams at the beginning of October, and these items MUST be taken care of to place the order. Thank you for your cooperation!

Academic Study Hall Returns on Wednesdays

Looking for some extra help? We are now offering Academic Study Hall every Wednesday from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Students are invited to attend this teacher-facilitated Study Hall to work on individual assignments, groups projects, study for tests, or receive peer tutoring from members of NHS.

In order to receive the full benefit of Study Hall, we recommend that students attend for at least 45 minutes. Please email teachers Rachel Muth at rmuth@slchs.org or Holley Fontenot at hfontenot@slchs.org with any questions!

Spotlight on Saints Performing Arts!

St. Louis Catholic High School debuted a performing arts curriculum in 2019, with approximately 40 students participating in our Dance elective classes taught by instructor Ms. Tricia Barrow.

We hope to grow this program even more in future years! A special thanks to our Media Arts, Dance and Choir students for their commitment, hard work and creative talents, especially during the creation of the performing arts trailer. Click here to watch the video. We especially want to thank Sophia Tassin, Elizabeth Achee, Molly Piatt, and Jace Peloquin for their dedication to this project!

Congratulations to Mike Veron on being inducted into the St. Louis Catholic Hall of Fame at the Gala!

As St. Louis Catholic High School celebrates its 50th anniversary, the St. Louis Hall of Fame is pleased to induct its newest member – Mike Veron, Landry Memorial Class of 1968. The Hall of Fame was established in 2000 to recognize any person, living or deceased, who has demonstrated outstanding ability, leadership, character, heroism, dedication and patriotism, and whose life and accomplishments are an inspiration to the students of St. Louis Catholic High School.

From the Counseling Office

Horatio Alger College Scholarship Opportunity

Since 1984, Horatio Alger Association Members and Friends have funded need-based college scholarships for low-income youth to pursue their dreams through higher education. So far the Association has awarded more than $159 million to approximately 20,000 students. Through its many scholarship programs, the Association supports students pursuing career and technical certificates and degrees, bachelor’s degrees and graduate studies. It offers National, State, Career & Technical and Targeted Scholarships.

The application is open until Oct. 25. Click here to see if you qualify.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award: Win a $1,000 Scholarship!

If your student is passionate about volunteering, he or she could be a great candidate for the 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award! These awards honor students in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Honorees are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship and an all-expenses paid trip to our nation's capital with a parent or guardian in May!

Click here for more information and to apply. The initial deadline is Nov. 5.

Junior Student-Athletes: Apply for Semper Fidelis All-American Program!

If you are a high-achieving student-athlete in the junior class at St. Louis Catholic, you can be nominated for the prestigious Semper Fidelis All-American Program. Students will be chosen based on moral character and academic performance in addition to athletic abilities. Most critically, nominees must demonstrate a fighting spirit that improves the lives of their fellow citizens.

Selected students and a mentor will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Battles Won Academy July 9-13, 2020, in Washington, D.C., and be honored as an All-American, which is invaluable when it comes to resumes and college applications.

High school juniors can apply on their own or be nominated by faculty. Click here to visit the program's website and start the nomination process now!

College Visit Update

Please continue to check our Counseling webpage for a list of colleges and universities visiting St. Louis Catholic in October!

Don't forget, students must register in advance to attend and can come by the Counseling Office to sign up for college visits. Official passes will be delivered to registered students the morning of the presentation and must be presented for admission. The presentations last about 30 minutes, and students are responsible for any missed work.

Homecoming 2019 Information

Next week is Homecoming Week at St. Louis Catholic, and each day has a theme for our students (please see below), highlighted of course by the Homecoming Parade and pep rally Wednesday, Oct. 2, the football game vs. Church Point Oct. 4 and much more!

We also will hold a Mass on campus to conclude Homecoming Week Sunday, Oct. 6, at 10:30 a.m. for all current families and alumni. Ambassadors will follow with school tours for alumni, so please consider joining us!

SPECTRE YEARBOOKS ADS on Sale for the 50th Edition!

Please indicate your preference for layout of ad on back or attach business card, etc. Please email any questions, comments, or suggestions to mcore@slchs.org. Return this form with payment to Monica Core or to the front office. Please make checks out to St. Louis and mark “yearbook” in the memo area.

Spectral Staff
St. Louis Catholic High School
1620 Bank Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601

YEARBOOKS ON SALE DURING HOMECOMING WEEK! Email mcore@slchs.org to purchase one.

1961- 1999 = $15

2000-2009 = $25

2010-2105 = $30

Upcoming Events

Friday, Sept. 27

Schedule: A-C-D-G-H

Saints Football at Welsh, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 28

FBLA Parking Lot Painting

Saints Cross Country at McNeese Stampede Meet

Saints Swim Meet in Lafayette

Monday, Sept. 30

Schedule: A-B-E-F-H

Homecoming Theme: Milky Way-Space Jam Dress Day

World Languages Officer Meeting at lunch (Room #32)

Freshmen & JV Football at Sam Houston

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Schedule: B-C-D-F-G

Homecoming Theme: Life Savers Dress Day

Student Council Meeting at lunch (Krajicek Gym)

Football: OLQH vs. ICCS, 5:30 p.m. (SLCHS Field) & SMCS at OLI , 5:30 p.m. (Jennings)

Lady Saints Volleyball at Iota

Saints Swim Meet in Lafayette

Wednesday, Oct. 2

Schedule: A-Mass-D-E-H

Homecoming Parade & Pep Rally, 5:30 p.m.

Saints Cross Country at Iowa Meet

Thursday, Oct. 3

Schedule: B-C-E-F-G

Homecoming Theme: Take 5 Pajama Dress Day

JCL Meeting, 7:20 a.m. (Room #35)

Lady Saints Volleyball at Sam Houston (Moss Bluff)

Friday, Oct. 4

Schedule: A-C-D-G-H

Homecoming Theme: Homecoming T-Shirt Day

Saints Football vs. Church Point, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Homecoming Dance, 8-11 p.m. (SLCHS Cafeteria)

Saints Swim Team In Tors Invitational (SPAR)

Sunday, Oct. 6

Mass for Current Families & Alumni, 10:30 a.m. (SLCHS Commons)

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