St. Louis Catholic School News

November 28, 2018

Principal's Corner

SLS Player Impresses Principal

I got a text from the principal of St. Michael School on 11/7/18. It said, “I was really impressed with your boys last night. Perfect gentlemen!!!” Later that day I saw her in Indianapolis at principal meetings and asked what she was referring to. She explained that one of her players fell during the basketball game the night before. One of our players stopped and helped him up, even though play continued. She was impressed by our student’s compassion and caring.

Mr. Chad Moeller

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Calendar of Events

  • November 28th - Preschool Christmas Program, 6:00 old gym
  • November 28th - Kindergarten Open House. 5-7:00 pm
  • November 29th - 7th/8th Bball @ Franklin Cty, 5:30 pm
  • December 1st - 5th/6th Bball tourney, 9:00 am
  • December 2nd - Parish 150th Music Concert, in Church at 6:30 pm
  • December 3rd - 5th/6th Bball vs St. Nicholas, 6:00 pm
  • December 5th - K-2nd grade Music Program in A.C., 7:00 pm
  • December 5th - 5th/6th Bball vs St. Michael, 6:00 pm
  • December 7th - All School Mass, 7th grade
  • December 7th - Choir performs at St. Anthony (Morris) Live Nativity, 5:15-5:45 pm
  • December 7th - 6th gr Bball @ St. Bartholomew, 7:15 pm
  • December 8th - 6th gr Bball @ St. Bartholomew, 9:00 am
  • December 10th - Band and Choir Concert, AC at 2:00 pm
  • December 10th - 7th/8th Bball vs St. Lawrence, 6:00 pm
  • December 11th - 7th grade field trip to IRT
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PTO News

Schwan’s Orders

Do you or any friends or family order from Schwan's? From Monday, November 12th to December 27th, the PTO will receive 20% from food orders and 40% from e-gift card purchases from Schwan's. These orders MUST include our campaign number - 42324! You can order online, by phone or use the webpage. This is a great way to save time on your Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. The items are delivered right to your doorstep.

Last year SLS raised $500 from this campaign!

Band & Dance
January 19th, 2019 @ St. Louis Catholic School
Tickets go on sale on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1st!!
$25 couple/$15 individual
Tickets will not be held without payment. Get yours early before they're sold out!

Contact Jill Weberding for tickets: 865-250-5908 or

Penny Wars

Penny Wars are on!!! Send in your pennies, other change, or even dollar bills (we don't discriminate!) and drop in your favorite teacher or principal's jar! Whoever has the most money will be the "winner" and get SLIMED in front of the whole school! YAY! All money raised in Penny Wars will help us purchase the books for kids from birth-18 years old in the Families Helping Families program this Christmas! Know how you get excited to get your hands on a new book? Won't it be awesome to give that feeling to 180+ kids!! Find the table in the main hallway just down from the office & support PENNY WARS--ends FRIDAY 11/30!
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Gobble Up Food Drive 2018 Results

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8th Grade Econ Entrepreneurs

It is that time of year where the 8th graders are becoming entrepreneurs. This year they won't be allowed to sell food of any kind which made them have to think outside the box. Food was an easy seller because who doesn't like to eat? So, please help feed the cause and remember that these kids are trying to learn to run this business and be successful. They will have several things to buy or do Wed mornings from 7:30-7:50. Ideas range from photo booths, grab bag, paper puppets, bouncy balls, slime, thinking putty, a spa, and letters to Santa. There aren't any that cost over $5.

All the money they make from this will be used to pay themselves back for the cost of what they bought to run their business, and the profit is used towards a charity of their choice (this to be voted on by them shortly.) If you have issues or concerns please contact me first as I am certain we can get your questions answered. Thanks for helping our 8th graders be successful and have a great experience all in one!

1st grade Thanksgiving

SLS first graders enjoyed their Thanksgiving feast last week, along with other fun activities!
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Musical Notes

Upcoming Choir Performances

Sunday, December 2, 6:30 PM St. Louis 150th Anniversary Concert

Friday, December 7, 5:15-5:45 Live Nativity, St. Anthony Parish in Morris, IN

Monday, December 10, 2:00 PM SLS Activity Center, Band and Choir Concert

Any student interested in participating in the BAAC AIE Music Competition (formerly RAA) should sign up through the link in Google Classroom. Monday, January 14 will be the vocal competitions and all instrumental competition (including piano) will be Tuesday, January 15. Parents or students with questions should contact Mrs. Pedersen.

Mrs. Christy Pedersen
St. Louis School Music Teacher

Spelling bee winners

Pictured (left to right) are 4th through 8th graders for the 2018/2019 Spelling Bee: Emily Schebler, Ryan Duerstock, Ashley Hunter, Grace Saner, Lucy Meyer, Mary Hunter, Sam Richardson, Hannah Wells, Megan Batta (winner) , and Luke Meer.

The school winner will go on to the regional bee near Cincinnati. Judges were Mrs. Emsweller, Mrs. Lents and Mrs. Baxter.

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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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Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Mark your calendar! Our next monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12th, from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. Enjoy some great tasting pizza while helping out St. Louis at the same time. Thank you for your support!

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Giving tree

The SLS Faculty Giving Tree will be offered again this year for those interested in honoring our teachers and staff during the Christmas Season! The Tree will be ready for visitors on Monday, December 3, 2018. Here is how it works:

OPTION 1 (The Tags)

The PTO asks each teacher to list some personal and school items that they would like to receive. Teachers fill out a wish list. Tags are made and displayed on a "tree" bulletin board outside the Kindergarten rooms for parents to select and purchase the item. The tags will stay up until Tuesday, December 18.

OPTION 2 (You want to buy for many teachers)

This option is popular for those families that wish to honor several teachers. Using the attached form, select the teachers you would like to honor, and send it back to the office with any amount. This amount will be divided among the teachers that you select. Please make checks payable to "Batesville Chamber of Commerce", as the teachers will receive Batesville Bucks. Place the form and your check in an envelope marked “Giving Tree” and send to the school office by Friday, December 14th, 2018.

Of course, this program is optional, but it's a great way to maximize your gift giving dollars. The teachers get exactly what they want and you save time!! It's a win win! Thanks for participating in this year's giving tree!

Any questions, please call Amy Tonges at 812-212-6702.

The SLS Giving Tree Committee

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Lost and Found

We are accumulating lots of unclaimed items on our "lost and found" table. If you are missing any items, please take a look at the table outside of cafeteria doors. Items that are left unclaimed will eventually be donated. Thank you!
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Red Ribbon Week poster contest

Red Ribbon Week poster contest had 4 of the 9 winners from SLS. There were over 200 posters submitted from grades K-4. Out of these they had 3 age groups and picked a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner. Placing 3rd from SLS were Elena Beiser and Ethan Meer. They were given $20 Visa gift cards. Placing 2nd was Jersey Trenkamp and she received a $30 Visa gift card. We claimed a 1st place also by Cayden Leiland and he walk away with a $50 Visa gift card!
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Camp River Ridge

Fr. Lucio, from Camp River Ridge, spoke briefly to our students after Mass this morning. He will also be back in the evening to speak to the PSR classes as a group at 6:30 PM. If you would like more information, please see the below flyer. Thank you.

Krista Haubner


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~~Volunteer Schedule below~~

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Bingo Weekly Workers

Bingo is in need of SEVERAL subs this week (11/29) and next (12/6). Please contact Amber McGuire at if you can help! Also, open positions are noted as *_______. If you have been thinking of becoming a regular volunteer, we would love to have you fill one of these roles!
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St Louis 8th Grade Boys Basketball

The St Louis Cardinals 8th grade basketball team improved to 11-0 on the season by defeating the St. Michael Trojans by a score of 33-26 last night.

The Cardinals are back in action tomorrow night, Thursday, November 29th, as they will be on the road facing the Franklin County Wildcats with the 7th grade game tipping off at 5:30pm followed by the 8th grade game.

Ryan Schebler, Coach

St. Louis 7th Grade vs St. Michael

The St. Louis 7th grade improved their record to 5 and 3 with a win over St. Michael 47-30. Scoring came from 7 different players paired with strong defense and very few turnovers. The Cardinals travel to Franklin County this Thursday.

Scoring for the Cardinals were:
Connor Miles 22 pts., Carson Meyer and Thomas Lohmueller 6 pts. each, Hank Ritter 5 pts.,
Evan Flaspohler 4 pts., and Preston Conway and Eli Weiler 2 pts. each.

Chad Miles, Coach

St Louis 8th Grade Boys Basketball

The St Louis Cardinals 8th grade basketball team pushed their record to 10-0 on the season tonight by defeating the South Dearborn Squires by a score of 37-33. The Cardinals are back in action tomorrow night, Tuesday, November 27th, as they face St. Michael of Brookville at home with the 7th grade game tipping off at 6:00pm followed by the 8th grade game.

Ryan Schebler, Coach

St. Louis 7th grade vs South Dearborn

St. Louis came up short against South Dearborn 31 to 40. St. Louis led by 1 at the half but struggled against strong physical defense and a well disciplined offense in the 2nd half. St. Louis was led in scoring by Hank Ritter with 14 and Carson Meyer with 7 rebounds.

Chad Miles, Coach

SLS 6th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Laurel

The 6th grade St. Louis Cardinals took on the Laurel Yellow Jackets on Monday, November 26th. The Cardinals placed 7 boys in the scoring column and came away with a 28-23 victory. Sam Laloge led the way with 8 points, 9 rebounds, and 1 block. Ben Miller scored 6 points, followed by Max Amberger (4 points), Henry Wanstrath (4 points), Adam Meer (2 points), Sully Hill (2 points), and Christian Mack (2 points). The Cardinals had 10 players record rebounds including Ryan Duerstock, Max Amberger, and Henry Wanstrath with 5 each. Others chipping in were Santiago Schutte, Max Richardson, Ben Miller, Mark Meneses, Zavier Tekulve, and Adam Meer. Wanstrath did a great job on defense with 7 steals, followed by Miller with 3.

The Cardinals scored the most points they have all year in large part by sharing the basketball, as an assist was recorded on 9 of the 14 baskets made. Laurel and St. Louis are set for a rematch on Thursday, November 26th when the Cardinals travel to Laurel.

Ryan Tekulve, Coach

St. Louis 5th Grade boys basketball

The 5th grade St. Louis Cardinals played Laurel at home Monday night. The Cardinals made a great team effort and brought home a win of 47-4. Jaiden Kuria scored 20 points, Caleb Mohr had 10 points, Tyler Reder, Vincent Meneses and Jack Freeland all had 4 points, Ben Greiwe and Aiden Greiwe both had 2 points and Brady Wonell had 1 point. Sam Richardson and Leo Canessa played great defense.

These two teams have a rematch Thursday night in Laurel.

Tim Reder, Coach

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St Louis 8th Grade Boys Basketball

The St Louis Cardinals 8th grade basketball team improved to 9-0 on the season last Tuesday night by defeating the Greensburg Pirates by a score of 53-15. The Cardinals will be back in action next Monday night, November 26th, as they will be on the road facing South Dearborn with the 7th grade tipping off at 5:30pm.

Ryan Schebler, Coach

St. Louis 7th grade vs Greensburg

St. Louis defeated Greensburg last week on Tuesday evening with a score of 44 to 32. This was a total team effort. Connor Miles led the team with 19, Hank Ritter had a strong performance with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Carson Meyer contributed 6 points and 6 rebounds. Thomas Lohmueller had 6 points.

Chad Miles, Coach

Saint Louis 6th Grade Boys Basketball

The Cardinals took on the Trojans of St. Nicholas on Tuesday, November 20th at St. Nicholas. The Cardinals ended up losing by a final score of 27-16. The Cardinals were down at halftime by a score of 17-6. The boys played with a lot of heart and hustle in the second half would have been right in the game if a few of their shots would have fallen. The Cardinals placed 4 players in the scoring column led by Ben Miller with 12 points, Adam Meer with 2 points, and Ryan Duerstock and Sam Laloge with 1 point. The Cardinals did a great job of rebounding and were led by Laloge's 8 rebounds. Duerstock and Max Amberger finished with 6 rebounds while Meer notched 5 rebounds. Others collecting rebounds were Christian Mack, Max Richardson, Zavier Tekulve, and Mark Meneses.

The boys are back in action on Monday, November 26th when they host Laurel at 6:00pm.

Coach Tekulve

St. Louis 5th grade Basketball

St. Louis 5th grade boys basketball played at St. Nicholas last Tuesday night. St. Nicholas was able to end the first quarter ahead 10-14. St. Louis out scored St. Nicholas the second quarter but St. Nicholas kept the lead at halftime with a score of 23-24. St. Louis rallied back and ended the third quarter tied up at 36. It was a hard fought fourth quarter, but St. Nicholas was able to come away with the win at 41-44.

Jaiden Kuria scored 15 points, Tyler Reder had 11 points, Caleb Mohr had 6 points, Ben Greiwe had 5 points and Jack Freeland had 4 points.

The 5th grade Cardinals play again Monday at home against Laurel.

Tim Reder, Coach

Athletic Forms

Click here for a link to the forms.

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Batesville Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting

See below for information on this Friday’s big Holiday event, downtown Batesville! J We appreciate any help in spreading the word!

Anna M. Ibold

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce

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Oldenburg to Host Holidays Under the Spires

Oldenburg to Host Holidays Under the Spires - including Jingle Bell Jog

The town of Oldenburg is hosting their annual Holidays Under the Spires on December 1, 2018. A 5K Jingle Bell Jog will take place at 9:00am through the Village of Spires. Jingle Bell Jog Registration Forms can be found online at the website listed below - Registration is $20 and includes a long sleeve t-shirt.

Come Shop, Dine and Enjoy Oldenburg, Indiana and Catch the Holiday Spirit Under the Spires. For more information, please visit

Mr. Jonathon P. Maple '07

Assistant Principal

Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception

Friends of the Batesville Library Christmas Book Sale

Batesville Library Christmas Almost New Book Sale Dec. 7-8

The Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library are having their annual Christmas "Almost New" Book Sale on Friday Dec. 7 10am-4pm, and Saturday Dec. 8 10am-3pm. A selection of our best-looking slightly used books are available for purchase in the library's main meeting room. We'll even gift wrap them for you! Great gifts for all the readers on your Christmas shopping list!

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