St. Louis Catholic School News

September 19, 2018

Principal's Corner

SLS Classic Pizza Night

Tuesday, September 25th is SLS Classic Pizza Night. From 4:00-8:00 pm SLS staff will be there greeting you and waiting tables. St. Louis School gets 20% of proceeds, including all tips. Staff are working Classic Pizza Night (and Fear Factory) to get oil paints for the art room, new balls for PE, and STEM items for classrooms. Please stop by Classic for some good food and fellowship.

Thank you,

Mr. Chad Moeller

Calendar of Events

  • September 20th - 7th/8th Vball vs St. Nicholas, 6:00 pm
  • September 21st - Jr. High Youth Group, 3:00 pm
  • September 22nd - Volleyball Tourney @ Franklin Co. MS, 9:00 am
  • September 24th - Red & White Day -- for SEI Vball tourney week
  • September 24th - Astronomy Club meeting, 8-9:00 pm
  • September 24th - 7th/8th Vball SEI 1st round vs Sunman-Dearborn, 5:30 pm
  • Septmeber 25th - 7th/8th Vball SEI 2nd round @ Sunman-Dearborn MS, 5:30 pm
  • September 25th - SLS Classic Pizza night, 4-8:00 pm
  • September 26th - All School Mass, 1st grade
  • September 26th/27th -- Grade 8 visits OA
  • September 27th - 7th/8th Vball SEI 3rd round @ Greendale MS, 5:30 pm
  • October 2nd & 4th - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • October 3rd - Vision Screenings for grades 1, 3, 5, & 8

"e" Learning Days

“Please remember to mark your calendars for our scheduled eLearning days on October 18, 2018 and November 13, 2018. These are normal school days where students learn digitally from home instead of onsite in the school building. More information to come”

PTO News

PTO Meeting-Tonight 9/19

Come hear what the PTO is doing. We will meet tonight at Amack’s Well at 6:30. Look for the signs...we will be on the worship side.

Box Tops Contest - Friday, September 14th to Friday, October 26th

Please send in your box tops with your child's grade marked on the bag. Look for a chart above the lost & found table outside the cafe. There will be a contest among grades this year with a prize for both classes.

Coke Give

Save those Coke codes! Send in the codes on boxes or caps, and we will enter them for you. If you prefer to enter them yourself, just search SLS using our zip code on their website.

Trash Bags

Thank you to everyone that sold trash bags! Pick up will be Thursday, September 30, 3:00-5:30 pm in the back parking lot.

Natalie Wanstrath

PTO Secretary

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Library News--Fall Book Fair

The Fall Book Fair will continue this week on Thursday and Friday mornings, from 7:10 am to 8:00 am in B-14. Stop in and visit us if you have a chance!

Thank you to everyone that came out and joined us for "Donuts for Dads"! It was well attended and enjoyed by all. Also, a big "Thank you" to all of my volunteers this week.

Kim Schrank

SLS Librarian

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Student Council "Pop Sale" and Costume Drive info below

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher conference scheduling is well under way! If you have not returned your form yet, please do so by the end of this week. There are still some open time slots available for both days.

Thank you!

Joan Riedeman

SLS Secretary

Speech Team!

Congratulations to the 2018 SLS Speech Team! These students will compete in the competition at Oldenburg Academy on November 3. Team members are:

Felicity Brelage

Ashley Hunter

Christian Mack

Meg Ritter

Cora Roth

Santiago Schutte

Rachel Suttmann

Henry Wanstrath

Karsyn Watson

Paige Watters

Mrs. Christy Pedersen

PTO Meal Train

PTO Meal Train announcement

We live, laugh, and love life. But sometimes life can be hectic & unpredictable. PTO would love to extend our helping hand in your time of need. We are offering a meal train for arrival of new babies, surgeries, death in the family, etc... Please contact us at

Musical Notes--Performance Dates K-5

Please mark your calendars!

3rd grade music program 11/7/18

K-2 music program 12/5/18

Grades 4-5 recorder 4/9/19

***Veteran's Day performance will be scheduled. More information to follow.

Mrs. Christy Pedersen

St. Louis School Music Teacher

SLS Music Website

6th grade future Chemists

Sixth grade is studying chemical reactions, including endothermic and exothermic reaction. They used three different materials to make several combinations of mixtures that would create a chemical reaction. They changed a variable in each of the five trials, and then were to make a hypothesis, conduct the experiment, take observations, and create a conclusion for each.
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Nurse's News - Flu Clinic forms due Friday

You should have received an email from your students' teacher last week containing the required forms for our Flu Clinic, scheduled for October 5th. In order to receive the vaccine, these forms will need to be completed and returned to school by (this) Friday, Sept. 21st by Noon!

If you have any questions, or did not receive the blank forms, please contact me.

Thank you,

Lydia Gardner, RN

School Nurse

St. Louis Catholic School

812-934-3310 Ext.283

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First Friday Devotions

First Friday Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus are Coming to SLS

In the 1600’s, Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alocoque and asked her to help spread devotion to His Most Sacred Heart. He asked for special prayers and practices to be said on the first Fridays of nine consecutive months. In return for making this devotion, Jesus promised these twelve things:

1. I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.

2. I will establish peace in their homes.

3. I will comfort them in all their afflictions.

4. I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all, in death.

5. I will bestow abundant blessings upon all their undertakings.

6. Sinners will find in my Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.

7. Lukewarm souls shall become fervent.

8. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.

9. I will bless every place in which an image of my Heart is exposed and honored.

10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.

11. Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in my Heart.

12. I promise you in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the First Fridays in nine consecutive months the grace of final perseverance; they shall not die in my disgrace, nor without receiving their sacraments. My divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

Beginning September 7th, St. Louis School students and teachers will begin the Catholic tradition of First Friday Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Every first Friday of the month, students will attend an all school mass and pray for themselves and sinners around the world in reparation to Jesus’ Sacred Heart.

Please join us for this special devotion as we continue to grow closer to Jesus each day.

7th and 1st grade buddies take over the hallway!

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Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Mark your calendar! Our next monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, October 10th from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. Enjoy some great tasting pizza while helping out Sl. Louis at the same time. Thank you for your support!

Uniform Exchange Dates

Please see below for the current schedule of "uniform exchange" dates.

If you have any questions, or need additional information, you may email Amy Tonges at, and she will be happy to help you. Thank you!

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Mrs. Lents’s 8th graders practicing their Compare/Contrast presentations

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Do You Want To Become A Catholic?

R.C.I.A.—Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults—is a process for those adults interested in learning more about the Catholic faith in order to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. This process is for all men and women who are not baptized, or baptized in another Christian church but in need of further instruction and initiation, or those baptized in the Catholic Church but needing more instruction to complete the sacraments of Initiation.

SEVEN REASONS TO JOIN R.C.I.A. -- (Why seven? Seven is a Holy number in the Old Testament.)

1. You’re marrying a Catholic. (Sharing and practicing your faith together is a great foundation to a marriage.)

2. You’re already married to a Catholic and your kids are being raised Catholic. (It’s natural to want to share in the sacramental experience of your loved ones.)

3. Your children are being raised Catholic and you just want to learn more about the tradition without actually becoming Catholic. (Please join us but you might be surprised what happens!)

4. You’ve lived in a “Catholic World” all your life. (This program is for people of all ages. Every year someone joins us whom everyone in the Parish assumed was already Catholic!)

5. You don’t know much about Catholicism but you have a friend or neighbor who has inspired you to learn more. (Actions speak louder than words.)

6. You’ve suffered through a personal loss and are seeking to improve your faith. (“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”)

7. You don’t know why, you just feel something calling you to the Church. (It’s the Holy Spirit...listen to it.)

For more information, call 934-2603. Classes start September 23rd!

Amy Tonges

Director of Religious Education

St. Louis Parish

Batesville, IN 47006


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Lunch account negative balances

Starting Monday, September 10th, if your child is negative $10.00 or more, they will not be able to request any extras until they have more funds deposited into their lunch account.

Carla Prickel & Tammi Wintz

Cafeteria co-managers

St. Louis School


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~~Volunteer Schedule below~~

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Bingo Weekly Workers

Please contact Amber McGuire for information on the weekly bingo volunteer schedule. You may reach her by email at, or by calling the Parish Office at 812-934-3204, ext #222. Thank you!
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St. Louis Volleyball vs St. Mary's (Greensburg)

7th Grade Volleyball

The St. Louis Cardinals 7th Grade Volleyball team defeated the St. Mary’s Knights 25-19, 25-20. Rhea Miller led the Cardinals at the serving line with 6 points followed by Ingrid Tuveson and Lilly Schebler with 5 points each, Maggie Beiser and Isabell Wonnell with 3 points each, Ella Moster and Catherine Streator with 2 points each and Lucy Abplanalp with 1 point. The passing was solid by Izzi Price and Ava Owens so Wonnell and Beiser could setup the offense. Wonnell and Streator led the offense with a kill each and a strong hit by Abplanalp.

8th Grade Volleyball

The 8th Grade Lady Cardinal had a rough time getting anything started against the St. Mary’s Knights 14-25, 10-25. Emma Livers served up 2 points for the Cardinals followed by Audrey Beiser, Mary Hunter and Maggie Beiser with 1 point each. Megan Raab had the only kill for the offense. Livers and Hunter was strong at the net for the Cardinals. Ava Owens, Ingrid Tuveson and Izzi Price supported the team with their passing abilities.

St. Louis vs. Jac-Cen-Del 9/18/18

7th Grade Volleyball

The St. Louis 7th Grade Volleyball team worked hard to pull out a win against Jac-Cen-Del in 3 sets 20-25, 25-13, 15-12. The Cardinals started out slow in the first set. They traded points until Jac-Cen-Del pulled ahead at the end of the set. The Cardinals controlled the second set from the first serve. Kate Weber served 5 in a row to put the Cardinals on top. Then Isabelle Wonnell served 9 consecutive points at the end of the set to win the set to push the Cardinals to the third set. The Cardinals stumbled at first but was able to turn it around to push past Jac-Cen-Del. Wonnell led with 15 points followed by Weber 7 points, Catherine Streator 6 points, Maggie Beiser and Lilly Schebler 4 points each, Ava Ownes 3 points, Ingrid Tuveson and Ella Moster 1 point each. Rhea Miller, Moster and Wonnell each had a kill each.

8th Grade Volleyball

The 8th Grade Lady Cardinal fell short against Jac-Cen-Del 11-25, 19-25. The Cardinals started out strong by leading the first set early but struggled in the middle of the set by allowing Jac-Cen-Del score 9 straight points to win the set. The Cardinals fought hard in the second set by playing as a team to stick with Jac-Cen-Del until the end of the set. Audrey Beiser led with 5 points, Ava Owens and Maggie Beiser 4 points each, Emma Livers 2 points and Mary Hunter 1 point. Izzi Price moved her feet well to pass several balls to the setter so the offense could be setup. The offense was led by Megan Raab with the only kill in the match.

St. Louis vs. Waldron 9/17/18

7th Grade Volleyball

The St. Louis 7th Grade Volleyball team topped the 7th grade Waldron volleyball team 25-21, 14-25, 15-6. Isabelle Wonnell controlled the game with serving 14 points which includes 6 aces. Ella Moster served for 8 points, Catherine Streator served 4 aces in her 6 points, Maggie Beiser and Ingrid Tuveson served for 2 points each and Kate Weber for 1 point. Ava Owens and Rhea Miller dug the ball well to help setup the offense to allow Lilly Schebler and Lucy Abplanalp lead the offense with 2 hits each.

8th Grade Volleyball

The 8th Grade Lady Cardinal was defeated by Waldron 20-25, 12-25. Maggie Beiser served 3 points, Emma Livers 2 points, Audrey Beiser, Mary Hunter, Ingrid Tuveson and Rhea Miller 1 point each. Ella Moster and Ava Owens moved their feet well to pass the ball to setup the offense. Megan Raab led the offense with 5 hits and 1 kill followed by Miller with 1 hit and 1 kill.

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BMS Cross Country meet

The Batesville Middle School boys won their cross country meet against Franklin County and South Dearborn on Thursday. Lyle Oesterling won the boy’s race, followed by Eli Loichinger, 2nd, Will Sherwood, 3rd, Jake Chapman, 4th, Cole Pride, 5th, Emi Lopez, 6th, Talan Rowlett, 7th, Carter Walsman, 9th, Mason Jones, 10th, Tacoma Nicholas, 12th, Landin Hughes, 13th, and Santiago Schutte, 14th.

The Batesville Middle School girls won their meet against Franklin County and South Dearborn. Ava Hanson won the girl’s race, followed by Emma Weiler, 2nd, Kaylynn Bedel, 3rd, Madelyn Pohlman, 4th, Cora Deputy, 7th, Megan Allgeier, 8th, Josie Meyer, 9th, Ella Rowlett, 10th, Kenzie Cox, 12th, Jordan Dryer, 13th, and Ava Powner, 15th.


Batesville 15

South Dearborn 56

Franklin County 70


Batesville 17

South Dearborn 56

Franklin County 63

BMS Cross Country Invitationals

The Batesville Middle School boys finished 2nd in the South Dearborn Invitational on Saturday. Lyle Oesterling finished 3rd in the boy’s race, followed by Eli Loichinger, 5th, Jake Chapman, 12th, Tacoma Nicholas, 16th, Talan Rowlett, 18th, Cole Pride, 26th, and Mason Jones, 27th.

The Batesville Middle School girls finished 2nd in the South Dearborn Invitational. Ava Hanson won the girl’s race, followed by Emma Weiler, 8th, Kaylynn Bedel, 9th, Madelyn Pohlman, 12th, Megan Allgeier, 13th, Cora Deputy, 17th, and Ella Rowlett, 18th.

Greensburg Invitational Results:


Southwestern Hanover 46

Batesville 54

Greensburg 58

Madison 86

Benjamin Rush 142

South Dearborn 166

Franklin County 177


Greensburg 20

Batesville 43

Southwestern Hanover 104

South Dearborn 116

Benjamin Rush 126

Madison 145

Athletic Forms

Click here for a link to the forms.

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YMCA: 3 on 3 Fall Ball Classic

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA will be hosting a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at Liberty Park in conjunction with AppleFest on September 22nd. Please see information below.

Put some play in your day in a 3 on 3 Fall Ball Classic Basketball Tournament at Liberty Park on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 8:30-11:00 AM. Brackets for Ages 10-14. Prizes for winners. Hosted by the Southeastern Indiana YMCA during AppleFest. Register any time before September 22 by calling or stopping by the Y. You can also register online at Questions? Contact Jacob Garvin at Southeastern Indiana YMCA, 30 State Road 129 S, Batesville, IN 47006. Ph: 812-934-6006

Kathleen Bohman

Marketing Coordinator


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