Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Halo Highlight: Teacher Appreciation Week

Dear Saints Families,


"It is not enough to love the young; they must know they are loved." –St. John Bosco


Teacher Appreciation Week has always been a time for a school community to reflect on the value of a great teacher. What makes a great teacher? Ask anyone, and the common answer would include one word - Relationship. Renowned educational researcher Dr. John Hattie notes that one of the greatest influences in student achievement is a positive teacher/student relationship. In fact, it’s the #1 reason educators choose the profession, and it’s among my favorite things to see at St. Louis Catholic – the family atmosphere of accountability wrapped in merciful love.


The teachers and staff at St. Louis Catholic have high expectations and hold students accountable in an environment that allows for growth and maturity. Our teachers celebrate students’ success as if they were their own children and help mold them into strong, respectful adults. Late nights of practice or grading papers and weekends spent planning lessons are done out of love for students.


Along with students, the teachers and staff of St. Louis Catholic are among our greatest assets. They are the heart and soul of the school and deserve more than a week of appreciation. From administration and all of you, the community of St. Louis Catholic, let’s take time to thank our educators. Let us also pray for them, especially that the relationships formed here at St. Louis Catholic will inspire us all to become the saints we are meant to be. Thank you, teachers and staff, for making St. Louis Catholic High School a place of love.


Blessings,

Mia Orgeron

Assistant Principal

Academic Updates

Class of 2019 Graduates Tuesday, May 14

A reminder to our St. Louis Catholic community that the class of 2019 will become Saints alumni on Tuesday, May 14, at 6 p.m. at Burton Coliseum! Senior Honors Night is also Monday, May 13, at 6 p.m. at Krajicek Gym. We are proud of you, seniors!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Media Arts Classes to Premier SUPERSTAR Tonight at Central School

St. Louis Catholic’s production of “SUPERSTAR” by the students’ Media Arts class is tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Benjamin Mount Auditorium at Central School.

Click here to watch the class on KPLC Midday Tuesday discussing the project!

Seniors - Walk at Your Partner School Alma Mater

Seniors, you can wear your cap and gown to the Diocesan Partner School you graduated from on the following dates:


OLS: Friday, May 10 (TOMORROW), at 1:30 p.m.

St. Margaret's: Monday, May 13, at 1:30 p.m.

OLQH: Monday, May 13, at 2 p.m.

ICCS Panther Procession: Monday, May 13, at 2:15 p.m.

Tech Talk and Important Library Reminder

All underclassmen library books and printing charges are due by TOMORROW - Friday, May 10. After May 10, students cannot charge for printing.


Below, you will find computer turn-in instructions for underclassmen:

  • After their last FINAL EXAM, they will turn in computer (with pen) ONLY to the library.

    • They will fill out a small paper with name, grade, and computer issues to place on top of computer.

    • If they need to replace the pen, they need to pay the office & get the receipt to place on top of computer.

  • Students will KEEP the BAG and CHARGER in a safe place AT HOME over the summer.

  • In order to get their computer for the 2019-2020 school year, they will need to bring their bag and charger to Orientation. That will be the “ticket” to pick up the computer. If anything needs to be replaced, refer to the price list below.

    • Charger - $30

    • Bag - $35

    • Stylus (pen) - $25

    • Strap – $10

  • THIS CHECKLIST will guide students through the steps to keep the files they want. They can see Mrs. LeJeune or ask an Avenger if help is needed. The list of Avengers can be found on each class Moodle page.

All Saints Golden Gala & Auction Tickets Available Now

Roll out the red carpet with us at St. Louis Catholic's 50th anniversary Golden Gala & Auction on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at Calcasieu Marine Bank. Reserve your tickets and/or tables today by clicking here! Get your reservations in early because we sold out last year. You'll receive a secure link within two weeks to pay for your ticket/table.

Student/Faculty News

Ethan Hebert Scores Perfect 36 on ACT

Ethan Hebert, son of Roland and Kayla Hebert and a junior at St. Louis Catholic High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36 in April 2019.


Only around two-tenths of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. Congratulations, Ethan! Read more.

FBLA Honors Outstanding Members of the Year at Annual Banquet

St. Louis Catholic High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) held their sixth annual banquet April 30 at Treasures of Marilyn’s, where they honored all chapter members and recognized three Outstanding Members of the Year.


Congratulations to FBLA Members of the Year – freshman Peter Obluda, sophomore Torey Washington and junior Celia Villaume! Read more.

Metoyer, Foreman Chosen as National AP Exam Readers

The College Board has invited St. Louis Catholic teachers Kim Foreman and Tiffany Metoyer to be National Advanced Placement Exam readers/scorers for the second straight year.


Foreman teaches AP Government & Politics, and Metoyer (St. Louis Catholic Class of 2001) teaches AP Human Geography. Both women will travel to Salt Lake City and Cincinnati in June to read the National AP exams, joining approximately 18,000 college faculty and AP teachers from around the world to evaluate and score about 25 million free-response answers.

Read more.

Transitions Program Runs Gently-Used Uniform Store

Did you know that our Transitions students run a gently-used St. Louis Catholic uniform store? We accept all school uniform pieces. The Transitions students look for any stains to spray before washing and drying the uniforms in the Home Ec kitchen. Then we button, zip, fold, sort and sell the uniforms for only $5 or $10 a piece! This project provides practical practice of our life skills, vocational skills, social skills and math skills lessons.


All incoming freshmen in 2019 are required to purchase St. Louis Catholic uniforms from Southern Drifter to comply with our new visual identity (more information in our visual identity packet here). However, we do have skirts and pants that remain the same for incoming freshmen.


Seniors, as you complete your finals and move forward on your journey, please drop off your extra uniforms to our collection box in Mrs. Owen’s room or to the Transitions classroom. All other students, please donate any uniform pieces you have outgrown this year and please consider shopping in our store! We have very friendly workers!

NEW PARENTS/ADMISSIONS

Complete FACTS Registration Payment Now!

If you haven't yet completed the enrollment process, please make efforts now to finish enrolling your student(s) online for the best chance of securing their preferred class schedule next year.


Summer is fast approaching, so please take note of the following key dates for next year, which are also available on our Admissions calendar.


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

  • New Student Tablet Training - Tuesday-Wednesday, July 30-31

  • 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

In the Community

Did You Notice? We Have a New Digital Sign!

St. Louis Catholic would like to thank Lakeside Bank, our Partners in Education, for their generosity in making our school’s new LED sign on Bank Street come to fruition. We are so excited to have it up and running to promote campus news and events!

2019 Summer Camps at St. Louis Catholic

Dates for youth summer sports camps at St. Louis Catholic have been confirmed. Click here to learn more.


Basketball - June 3-5, 2019

Soccer - June 11-13, 2019

Baseball - June 17-20, 2019

Football - June 26-28, 2019

Volleyball - July 23-25, 2019

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 10

Schedule E-F-G-H

Divine Mercy Chaplet, 7:15 a.m. (Chapel)

AP Art Submission

AP US History Exam 8 a.m.

Middle School Dance (SLCHS Commons)


Saturday, May 11

Cheer Stunt Clinic, noon to 5:00 p.m. (Krajicek Gym)

OLS 8th Grade Graduation


Saturday, May 12

Mother’s Day


Monday, May 13

Schedule A-B-C-D

AP Biology Exam, 8 a.m.

Admin Team Meeting, 9 a.m.

Fine & Practical Arts Department Meeting, 2nd Lunch (Room #4)

Senior Honors Night, 6 p.m. (Krajicek Gym)


Tuesday, May 14

Schedule E-F-G-H

AP Calculus Exam, 8 a.m.

AP Human Geography Exam, noon

Graduation, 6 p.m. (Burton Complex)


Wednesday, May 15

Schedule-A-B-C-D-Ring Ceremony

AP English III Exam, 8 a.m.

Diocesan Curriculum Meeting 9-11 a.m.

Saints Football Scrimmage, 5:30 p.m. (Rayne High School)

Workplace Wellness Nurse at SLCHS 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Tennis Banquet, 6 p.m.

Saint Paul/Saint Lawrence/Saint Joseph Confirmation (Elton)


Thursday, May 16

Schedule-E-F-G-H-Underclassmen Honors Program

AP World History Exam, 8 a.m.

ICCS 8th Grade Graduation

St. Margaret's 8th Grade Graduation


Friday, May 17

Final Exams G & H; Reviews E & F

Holy Family Catholic School 8th Grade Graduation

OLQH 8th Grade Graduation