Halo Notes Summer Edition

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Halo Highlight:

Dear Saints Families,

A few weeks ago, I, along with our entire Advancement team, had the opportunity to travel to Boston to attend the Partners in Mission National Summer Institute. Partners in Mission is an organization dedicated to advancing the mission of Catholic schools across the country through best practices in fundraising, communications, marketing, admissions and other areas. It was my fourth time attending, and I still learned new things.

As a Catholic high school, we exist to serve our students, to bring them closer to God and educate them in mind, body and soul. Yet, we would be naïve to believe doing just that will keep our doors open, our message communicated and our campus growing. Catholic schools across the country close every year. However, there are Catholic schools thriving – and we heard many of their stories at the conference. By embracing the best practices in advancement, enrollment and marketing, they grow, they innovate, and they have a greater impact on their students and their communities.

I know our entire Advancement team is excited about taking all we have learned from our conference and ensuring that St. Louis Catholic High School remains a thriving school well into the future. We know too that we cannot do this without you. Thank you for all the support you have given.

Finally, I wanted to let you know that parents will receive a letter in the mail from me in the next couple of weeks with some information on the upcoming year, including anticipated news about new faculty and staff. Please continue to have a safe and restful summer!

God Bless,

Andrew R. Bradley, Principal

Dance I, II and III Students: Placement Audition Canceled

The placement audition for Dance I, II and II students has been canceled for this first year. We have reviewed the rosters and have determined appropriate levels based on our internal knowledge of your abilities and the requirements of the levels. Please fill out this Google Form to further assist me with proper placement and curriculum design. If needed, the Counseling Department will make every effort to place you in a different section at the start of the school year. I hope you are enjoying your summer!


Ms. Barrow

Continuous Summer Reminders

Important Dates to Begin 2019-2020 School Year

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

· Computer Tech Training for Incoming Freshmen & New/Transfer Students - Tuesday, July 30 AND Wednesday, July 31 (Last Names A-L 8:00-11:30 a.m.; Last Names M-Z Noon-3:30 p.m.)

· 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

  • Join our #SaintsRead Summer Challenge! Requirements and rewards are on the Summer Assignments page as well as St. Louis Catholic's social media platforms.

  • Place your ads in our 2019 Saints Gameday Program before the deadline expires Aug. 12! Click here to fill out the form and pay by credit card. Students are not required to sell ads; instead, this program is a service to you – our St. Louis Catholic community, and we are very excited to enhance our product with custom content for each game for the upcoming season – think 50th anniversary highlights, homecoming tributes and team features. All ads will be custom designed and in full color! Please contact Rachel Jones, Assistant Director of Communications, at rjones@slchs.org or 494-0724 with any questions.

Tech Talk - Parent Tech Training July 31

During new student tablet training, we will have two opportunities for St. Louis Catholic parents to get information on what their children are learning and how they can help them practice before school starts:

DATE: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

TIMES: 11-11:30 a.m. OR 12:30-1:00 p.m.

PLACE: SLCHS Cafeteria

Golden Gala & Auction - Share Your Favorite Recipes for a Special Tribute Cookbook!

The 2019 St. Louis Catholic Golden Gala & Auction is Friday, Sept. 20! A very limited number of premier tables are available, so please click to purchase yours now.

As we approach our 50th Anniversary, we want to honor our past and celebrate the future recipes of all our St. Louis Catholic community members. Please help us by sharing your favorite recipe. You and your family will be featured in our cookbooks, which will be sold at the Golden Gala. Don't miss this unique opportunity - click this link to submit to your recipes and photos.

A special thank you to our sponsors: Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau, Crawford Orthodontics, Menard Eye Center, Kim & David Stine, The Pathology Laboratory and RelaDyne Pumpelly.

July Apostolic Opportunities

Hot Air Balloon Festival Needs Volunteers!

We have another exciting opportunity for our students to earn Apostolic Hours - at the Southwest Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Festival July 19-20! The festival is looking for some responsible students to direct parking, and other jobs include helping with ticket taking and scanning tickets in at the entrance gate, cash handling with ticket sales, assistance with balloon placement and setup, parking, trash and ice refills.

There will be a volunteer orientation Wednesday, July 17, at Chennault from 6:30-8:30 p.m. where specific jobs and additional details will be given. Please click here to sign up. Contact Jessica Pruit with any questions at 802-5712.

Help the Autism Society of SWLA Sort Mardi Gras Beads this Weekend!

The Autism Society of Southwest Louisiana chapter is holding another Mardi Gras bead sort this Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, at St. Margaret Catholic Church - Life Center. Thanks to our Saints who helped sort beads in June for Camp Hopen! You are truly the hands and feet of Christ.

Questions? Contact Geri Landry at 433-5662.

Student News

FBLA Attends National Leadership Conference

More than 9,500 of America’s best and brightest high school students – including three from St. Louis Catholic – traveled to San Antonio, Texas, for the annual Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference. Saints senior Juliana Broussard, junior Xander Kihlken and sophomore Peter Obluda attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their network and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events.

Click to read more.

COR Expedition Provides Life-Changing Memories

St. Louis Catholic students Sophia Tassin, Abigail Fontenot, Madison Brinkman, Mary Dempsey, Caroline Obluda, Emma Faul, Carson Mixon, J.P. Broussard, Luke Ledet, Aaron Orgeron and Joseph Belcher joined Director of Student Life Mia Orgeron on a weeklong COR Expedition to the back country of the Wind River area in Wyoming from June 26-July 3.

The excursion was the experience of a lifetime, as the group increased their leadership skills and learned how to apply survival skills into daily situations. Watch for more coverage in an upcoming edition of the American Press.

Transitions Used Uniform Store

Our Transitions program would like to thank all customers who have shopped at their "Gently Used Uniform Store." Please see the front office during summer hours (8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Thursday) to shop for the new school year!

An important reminder that 2019 incoming freshmen are required to purchase school uniforms from Southern Drifter to comply with our new visual identity (more information in our visual identity packet here).

Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 13

ACT Test Date

Wednesday, July 17

SLCHS Percussion Camp, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday, July 18

SLCHS Percussion Camp, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, July 19

SLCHS Percussion Camp, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, July 22

SLCHS Summer Band Camp, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 23

SLCHS Summer Band Camp, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saints Ambassadors Meeting, 10 a.m.

Athletic Physicals: Football at 6 p.m., All others at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 24

SLCHS Summer Band Camp, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New Teacher Tablet Training, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Landry Library)

Thursday, July 25

SLCHS Summer Band Camp, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New Teacher Tablet Training, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Landry Library)

Diocesan Core Team Retreat

Friday, July 26

SLCHS Summer Band Camp, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Diocesan Core Team Retreat