Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School | Thurs., March 17, 2022

From the Desk of Our Principal

Wrapping up Quarter 3, we're entering the final stretch. For Seniors, hang on and keep Senioritis at bay for a bit longer. The last quarter will fly by as the days get longer and the anticipation of summer approaches. Spring events are plentiful, so please use the weekly newsletters to stay informed. With the countless events approaching, it's easy to get lax with routines, homework, and focus. As I explained to the students after Mass yesterday, a team cannot decide to "show up" in the fourth quarter or final inning and expect a win. The same goes for academics. While some students scurry around to gather extra points or assignments in the final days of a quarter, the time to handle business is each week, not just the final ones. Together, let's help our Saints balance student life, family time, and time management to ensure success in and out of the classroom.


A special note - check out the amazing results of District Literary Rally. Our Saints showed up and proved to be a force to be reckoned with! Great job, students and faculty for a job well done!


Go Saints Forever!

Mia Touchet

RALLY RESULTS -Big Congrats to Our Saints!

Congratulations to our students who competed in district rally at McNeese on March 12. Our Saints dominated most events! First and second place winners will move on to state rally at LSU on April 9.


Please click here for the results.

Important Dates to Note

Save the Dates

Junior Ring Ceremony will be May 18 at the Pavilion Time TBD

~ACADEMICS~

Report Cards

Report cards will be emailed tomorrow, Friday, March 18. The math department reviewed a grade calculator with students (Click here to download the spreadsheet). If a student fails the 4th quarter and the Final exam, they fail for the year regardless of the course average. Click here to review the grading scale. If your student has any questions or concerns, please have them see or email their teacher or counselor as soon as possible.


Final Exams for Seniors will begin on Thursday, May 5, and underclassmen exams will begin on Thursday, May 19. More information about the schedule and exemptions will be shared in the next few weeks.

Schedule: March 21-25

We will have Mass on Friday, March 25. D period will move to Wednesday, March 23 because Friday is The solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.

Remote Asynchronous Lessons: Friday, April 1

Please mark your calendar and be aware that on April 1st, students will have asynchronous lessons to allow faculty and staff to meet and participate in professional development on campus. Classes will meet three times that week following the 4-day week schedule. The remote assignments will be posted on Teams, and teachers will review these with students in their weekly agendas.
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New Student Scheduling Meeting

We are so happy to welcome our newest Saints to our community! In preparation for next year, the counseling team will host a meeting for parents of new students in the Pavilion on Tuesday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m. We will review course selections and other pertinent information for the upcoming school year. Click here to review the course planning guide and course request forms under "Resources". Please review this information and discuss your student's schedule requests with them prior to the meeting. Additionally, we ask that you bring a copy of your student's third quarter report card with you to the meeting so that the counselors can review it when inputting the students' schedules.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Emily Pettaway or your student's counselor, Ms. Aycock (last names A-J) or Mrs. Segura (last names K-Z), if you have any questions prior to the meeting

March Madness in World Language Department

Students in French and Spanish classes are participating in a world wide March Madness song competition. Each class period for the month of March, students learn about a popular French/Spanish singer/band and song and then vote on their favorite to advance in the bracket.

AP Bio Taste Testers

AP Bio students participated in a lab today where they tasted various foods and then tasted them again after drinking gymnema tea. Students discussed the effect of the tea on their perception of taste and made hypotheses about the possible reasons.

~STUDENT LIFE~

Around Athletics

Baseball

The Saints will be competing this weekend in the Sulphur tournament at McMurry Park. The team will take on Calvary Baptist at 7 p.m. Thursday, Airline at 4 p.m. and Benton at 7 p.m. Friday and Glenbrook at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Softball

The softball team picked up consecutive wins this week. Coach Bilbo and her girls knocked off South Cameron in the Grand Lake tournament 20-8 and defeated Washington-Marion 16-8 on Monday.

Track & Field

The girls track team picked up a win at the Yellow Jacket Relays in Shreveport on Saturday. Mason Abshire won the boys pole vault, and the girls got event wins from Hannah Boullion (400 meters), Ella Segura (3200 meters), Kenzie Touchet (100 hurdles), Kassidy Richard (300 hurdles), Tia Reder (triple jump), Maci Fontenot (high jump), Emma Freeman (discus and javelin), Amerie Guillory (shot put) and the 4 x 400 meter relay team of Shelby Willis, Kassidy Richard, Hannah Boullion and Kenzie Touchet.

Tennis

The boys and girls tennis teams won road matches Tuesday at Notre Dame. Up next, the boys will travel to Mobile, Ala. this weekend to play in the McGill-Toolen Invitational.

Golf

The Saints won the St. Louis Catholic Invitational presented by Center for Orthopaedics by 26 strokes over second place Sulphur. The team shot scores of 303 and 314 in winning the event for the second consecutive year. Ross Anderson won the individual title with scores of 71 and 74 and George Trappey placed second with 73 and 77. Jonathan Perry (81 79) and Cameron Langley (78 84) also finished in the top 10.

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Sweethearts Tryout Information

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Clock Is Ticking

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, don't forget to buy your yearbook. The Balfour.com yearbook store will close the first week in April. Don't miss your opportunity to get free personalization. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kStqb5UEZQk. Not sure if you bought a yearbook, checkout this link for books purchased as of March 15. The yearbook staff will be selling yearbooks and handing out ice cream (with several toppings) on March 31 during lunch.

~FAITH LIFE~

Scavenger Hunt of Sacred Scripture

In preparation for the Solemnity of St Joseph on Saturday, March 19th, the Freshman Theology Classes went on a Scavenger Hunt of Sacred Scripture. Students worked in groups to examine the life of St Joseph in Sacred Scripture and discussed his life of virtue. They also discussed his role in the life of Jesus and Mary. St Joseph was a model of fatherhood and can also show us a path to trust in God and obedience to His Divine Will. He is also a fierce defender of those who pray for his intercession. St Joseph Terror of Demons, pray for us.

Virtue Catching

Many of you have probably received an email before concerning your child's behavior at school, but during the Lenten season in particular, we have challenged our teachers to be looking for situations where students display virtuous or selfless acts, and documenting them in our system. We have been calling it "Virtue catching". I could be something small like helping a classmate with a problem, or something bigger like being a daily positive presence in a classroom. Either way, the hope is that we can simply bless you with the knowledge that you child was "caught" doing good, because who doesn't love hearing how great their kids are!


Thank you for entrusting your children to us!

Lenten Reflection

"Being a catholic at a school like St. Louis allows for the growth of one's faith. I have truly felt this ever since the start of my freshmen year. St. Louis allows for its students to indulge in the sacrament as well as strengthen their faith by taking classes like religion. Even the incorporation of different priests and nuns combined with the staff allows for the students to engage in intriguing conversations about God to strengthen their beliefs. I personally feel that St. Louis has brought me closer to God than I ever was and I am proud everyday to call myself a saint."- Matthew Goodly, sophomore

Adoration for our Saints Community

Here at St Louis Catholic, we are always looking for opportunities to allow our students to grow in their faith and spend time with our Lord. It is when we sit at the feet of Jesus that we are able to discern our hearts and slow down and listen to His voice. We will be having adoration each Friday during Lent here on campus. We would also like to invite parents to come on campus and adore our Lord. Here is a link for parents to sign up for our adoration Friday, March 18th. Please sign up and spend a Holy Hour with Jesus.
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~ADMISSIONS & ADVANCEMENT~

Saints March to Give Week of Giving

This week our Saints kicked off the week with the Saints Phone-a-thon! For two days, students and Saints Fund Leadership Committee members called alumni & community members. Our Saints Fund helps with every facet of our school from the Arts, technology, athletics, & teacher salaries. Stand together hand in hand with us and make your gift to the Saints Fund. All gifts will be matched this week. Please follow the link to make your donation! We appreciate your generous support. If you hae any questions, please email aatkins@slchs.org.
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Spring Fest Line Up & Ticket Information

Our Saints Spring Fest is just what we need to gather together on campus and build community.


Here's the line up:


-Friday, April 29-(Adults Only)


  • Dinner
  • Hall of Fame Induction
  • New Campus Rendering
  • Music by the Show Choir & Tug Boats


-Saturday, April 30-


  • Little Miss St. Louis Pageant
  • Campus group performances - Cheer, Sweethearts, Show Choir, and more
  • Carnival, Games, Food, Cupcake Walk & Bake Sale
  • Art Show
  • Media Arts Viewing



Join us Friday, April 29 for dinner, Hall of Fame announcement, new campus rendering, & the musical stylings of the TUGBOATS featuring our very own Caleb Monroe. You will be served a hearty southern dinner from Reeves Uptown complete with two drink tickets for either beer or wine. Click here to purchase your tickets or to become a sponsor. If you have any questions please or you are interested in being apart of our weekend, please email mfontenot@slchs.org.



We can't wait to gather in community and celebrate St. Louis Catholic!

Little Miss St. Louis Catholic Pageant

Our first ever Little Miss St. Louis Pageant will be held Satuday, April 30th at 9AM during Springfest 2022! Any young lady currently in 1st-5th grade may enter. One winner will be crowned Little Miss St. Louis & receive a crown, custom banner & trophy. 1st & 2nd place will receive a tiara & trophy. The new Little Miss St. Louis will be invited to ride in the 2022 Homecoming Parade & participate in the crowning of the 2022 St. Louis Catholic High School Homecoming Queen during the halftime presentation. Pageant Dress is Sunday Best. Standard "T" modeling. No glitz please. Please mail appication & application fee to St. Louis Catholic High School no later than April 13, 2022. Late applicants will not be accepted.

Grandparents Day is BACK!

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Hall of Fame Nomination

The St. Louis Catholic High School Hall of Fame honors any individual – living or deceased – who has demonstrated outstanding abilities, leadership, character, heroism, dedication and patriotism. Hall of Fame honorees’ life and accomplishments are an inspiration to St. Louis Catholic students and all our Saints.

Nominees are considered based on the following criteria:

  • Boldly living their faith and exemplifying the principles of the Gospel
  • Dedication to humanity
  • Reputation within the community
  • Service to St. Louis Catholic High School

Alumni must have graduated from St. Louis Catholic High School at least 10 years ago, but nominees need not have attended St. Louis Catholic. Non-alumni who have been associated with St. Louis Catholic High School, Landry Memorial, St. Charles Academy or Sacred Heart at least 10 years prior to nomination are also considered. This may include staff members, board members or other involved individuals.

New members are named to the Hall of Fame annually. We welcome suggestions from our community. Nominate someone for the hall of fame by clicking here or scanning the QR code. Nominations due no later than March 23, 2022.

Don't Wait to Secure Your Spot!

Application & Enrollment is OPEN! To apply for a new student or re-enroll your current Saint visit our website www.slchs.org.


  • If you have a current family & are applying for a sibling, you can do so once you are logged into your account by the apply/enrollment tab. You no longer need to create a new account for each sibling.
  • New families should click on the navy APPLY NOW tab. Follow the prompts. If you haven’t paid the application fee at the end, then your application hasn’t been submitted.
  • If you have a current family & are applying for a sibling, you can do so once you are logged into your account by the apply/enrollment tab. You no longer need to create a new account for each sibling.
  • TIPS- Make sure to click the “Save/Next” button at the very bottom of each screen.

March Lunch Orders


  • Click here to fill out the form for March lunch orders.

~LAGNIAPPE~

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Covid Corner

Covid Reporting

Zero positive cases reported this week in the Saints Community.


Please use the link on our website to report any Covid related illnesses or email, Teresa Ernst, Covid Coordinator, with any questions.

St. Louis Catholic Foundation & Planned Giving

If you are interested or have further questions, please reach out to Ashley Ivey-Atkins.

Patron Saint - Pillar Partners