St. Louis Catholic High School | Thursday, July 16, 2020
Halo Highlight: From the desk of the Principal
Dear Saints Community,
One of the four pillars of St. Louis Catholic High School is wonder. “With so much in our consumer culture suppressing this natural desire, it is important that our Catholic environment teach others how to see the mystery in every event. This involves intentional time spent outdoors, incorporating more silence into our day, and allowing our curriculum to foster reverence for life and its Creator. For our part, we can begin to foster this already by slowing down to notice the gift of each person and each moment.” – Father Nathan Long
As our COR Expedition group returned safely last night from the eight-day trek in the back country of Wyoming, I can’t help but reflect on the wonder this experience provided to the entire Saints community:
- Continuous, 24-hour prayer partners. As volunteers dedicated prayer and silence throughout the day for the groups’ safety and intentions, we united our prayers as a community
- Taking prayer requests and intentions with them from home, the group prayed from the mountain tops as we united our prayers as a community
- As the group left from the airport, we prayed as a community
- Upon returning, families reunited joyfully, we gave thanks as a community
What sets St. Louis Catholic High School apart is the ability to seek God’s wonder throughout multiple experiences and learn to recognize it within the ordinary. Job well done, team. Never lose your sense of wonder.
Go Saints Forever!
Mia Orgeron, Principal
"I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth" -Psalm 121:1-2
Through Their Eyes
"5 days in the back-country to discover a lifetime of beauty and wonder supplied by God. Looking out into the vastness of God's creation reminds us all to stop and listen to what God is speaking to us. This trip gave this group a remarkable experience to perform through both real-world and back-country challenges, and simply be with Christ." - Ms. Giambrone, COR Retreat Faculty Member
"One day we took much longer than expected to get to camp and it led everyone to think 'Why are we here? What is the purpose of this?' Near the end of the hike that day, we came to the top of a mountain at over 11,000 feet. We looked out with nothing in our way and started to realize how small we are. All of our stress and worries melted away as we sat in God's presence up there with no distractions. This trip helped us to understand that when we lean and trust on God, we can overcome any obstacle or mountain in our way." - Olivia Mayo, COR Retreat Participant, Class of 2021
Clairelynn Wright enjoying the WONDER of the mountains.
Claudia Mayo '17 & Olivia Mayo (Senior) crossed paths at the airport as one sister was departing Wyoming and the other arriving.
Sing to the Mountains- Our Saints are enjoying the WONDER of nature.
Virtual Learning Option
St. Louis Catholic High School, in conjunction with the Office of Catholic Schools, is pleased to announce that we will offer a virtual learning option for those students who wish to pursue this avenue and further details will be available in the coming weeks.
On Campus Learning
For students on campus, we will follow these guidelines, as set forth by the CDC and LDOE:
- Face coverings for all
- Daily health screening before entering campus
- Hand washing, sanitizing, and frequent disinfection of surfaces
- Social distancing in classrooms and common areas
- Staggered break time to limit the number of students gathering
- Limiting visitors on campus without an appointment
* More specific information and details in the coming weeks.
Saints FBLA Students Compete & Place in 2019-2020 National Leadership Experience
Thirteen of our St. Louis Catholic High School FBLA members had the opportunity to compete in the National Leadership Experience in June. More than 8,000 students competed worldwide.
Initially, the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference was scheduled to be held June 26–July 2 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Due to Covid-19, a national virtual experience was created for students so that the conference could be held for them. Students from across the United States and abroad were in attendance to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events. Students had a window of time to complete their competitive event online.
FBLA members who participated:
- Juliana Broussard -Electronic Career Portfolio (national finalist)
- Claire Brescher- Global Business
- Jace Peloquin -Cyber Security
- Celia Villaume- Hospitality Management
- Caroline Obluda- Business Communications
- J-Allen Manuel- Personal Finance
- Andrew Landry- Computer Game and Simulation Programming
- Jade Briley and Christian Wise -Graphic Design
- Molly Inman -Organizational Leadership
- Peter Obluda -Introduction to Information Technology
- Kaia Austin- Introduction to Business Communications
- Joshua France -Cyber Security
Results were announced yesterday, July 15, and we are proud to announce that we had two students to place top ten in the nation!
Caroline Obluda, Business Communication, 1st Place
Juliana Broussard, Electronic Career Portfolio, 9th Place
“This is the first time St. Louis Catholic FBLA has had finalists, winners, and multiple competitors on the national level. I am proud of our FBLA members and all their accomplishments this school year. They are a true example of resiliency,” said Ashley Lavine, FBLA Adviser.
Be the Hands and Feet of Christ-Spread Love
This service opportunity has 3 options:
1. Make cards for those who are elderly and in a nursing home, separated from their families.
2. Make cards and/or baked goods for health care workers.
3. Make cards and/or baked goods for police officers.
Once your treats and/or cards have been made, you may drop them off at St Louis Catholic the week of July 20-24. The office will be open from 8 am-2 pm. We will hand deliver them to the locations at the end of the week. Please click here for more opportunities & email Monica Broussard with any questions.
Current LHSAA physicals are good thru October based on a recent LHSAA ruling.
If you have any questions, please contact Athletic Director Pat Neck.
Class of 2021 Senior Pictures!!
Jill Mahoney of Jill Mahoney Photography, former Puckett's Photography, will begin taking senior yearbook portraits beginning next Monday, July 20th. The portraits will be taken on campus at St. Louis Catholic. Cap and Gown portraits as well as tux for the guys and black drape for the girls portraits will also be taken.
For more details including appointments and what to wear reference the detail email previously sent to you. -Or- You can contact Jill directly at email@example.com.
Incoming freshmen, click here to apply!
Please Contact Heather Ieyoub, Director of Admissions with any questions.