Halo Notes Summer Edition

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Halo Highlight: Summer Reminders

Dear Saints Families,

We hope you are all enjoying the summer break. Make sure to use this time to rest and rejuvenate, but don't forget about Summer Assignments! Many of these must be completed immediately when the new school year begins (first day - Aug. 12), so please stay on track.

Students can find their Summer Assignments posted on our school website here. Incoming freshmen also have some summer assignments, so click the link for details.


  • The front office has received several calls about a new student supply list. Please note - During the first week of school, students will be told by each teacher what supplies they will need for the year!

  • Summer is also a great time to get a jump start on your Apostolic Hours, being the hands and feet of Christ for others. We have a list of opportunities to volunteer in the community on our website. Remember, completion of Apostolic Hours will be counted as a Theology test grade in both the 2nd and 4th quarters of the 2019-2020 school year.

  • 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.

Announcements - Mark Your Calendars!

Mandatory Computer Tech Training for incoming freshmen and new/transfer students is Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31. Students must attend both days. Students with a last name beginning with A – L will attend a morning session from 8:00-11:30 a.m. Students with a last name beginning with M – Z will attend an afternoon session from Noon to 3:30 p.m.

Returning students should keep their laptop bag and charger in a safe place at home during the summer. In order to get their computer for the 2019-2020 school year, students will need to bring their bag and charger to Orientation Aug. 1. That will be their “ticket” to pick up the computer. Lost bags ($35) and chargers ($30) must be replaced in order to pick up computer.

If you haven't already, please save these dates as well to kick off the 2019-2020 school year:

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

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

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

The 2019 Golden Gala & Auction is a black tie evening on Friday, Sept. 20, so pull out your fanciest formal attire! Tables are going fast, so please click to purchase them 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 here to submit your recipe and photos.

Don't Forget - The Saints Fund Closes June 30!

Thank you so much for the commitments that were made during our Week of Giving back in March, which totaled more than $55,000! Thanks to a generous donor, all commitments will be matched dollar for dollar as long as they are honored by June 30, 2019.

Please click here to make your gift, or if you prefer we can send you another commitment letter with a return envelope. Please email or call Ashley Ivey-Atkins, Director of Advancement, with any questions at aatkins@slchs.org or 436-7275 ext. 237.

Around Saints Athletics

Swim Team Parent Meeting June 17; Tryouts End June 24

If your child is a current St. Louis Catholic swimmer or is interested in trying out for the team, please attend a Swim Team Parent Meeting Monday, June 17, at 5:15 p.m. in the Athletic Complex. The meeting will be an overview of what to expect as a member of the swim team.

Also, the last day to try out for the 2019-2020 Saints swim team is Monday, June 24, from 4-5 p.m. at the OLQH Family Life Center Pool. Females must wear a one-piece swimsuit, and all swimmers must show mastery of the following skills:

-Swimming 200 meters continuously of any stroke
-Mastery of at least two strokes
-Proper dive from a diving block
-Complete 50 meter freestyle swim in less than one minute

Student athletes who cannot attend June 24 and did not make the June 10 tryout either must submit official results from a summer league or USA Swimming team showing proof of times. Questions? Contact Coach Melinda Richard.

Baseball Team Tryouts June 17 at 4 p.m.

If your child would like to try out for the 2019-2020 St. Louis Catholic baseball team, tryouts are this Monday, June 17, at Legion Field starting at 4 p.m.

We also welcome head coach Matt Fontenot (St. Louis Catholic Class of 2005) back to the Saints! Read more.

Summer Camps at St. Louis Catholic!

Academic Reminders

Dual Enrollment & Advanced Placement News

If your student is taking Dual Enrollment and/or Advanced Placement courses in Fall 2019, he or she MUST complete the following steps prior to the fall 2019 semester. In addition, the deadline to change the college score report recipient indicated on your AP exam answer sheet and to withhold or cancel scores is June 15.

DE students

  • Complete ALL steps to the application process (including the McNeese online application) by the start of school; click here to see the step-by-step process on our website - go to slide 8 of the PowerPoint.

  • Pay Dual Enrollment tuition by the schedule change deadline at the start of the fall semester.

AP students

  • Create an AP account this summer using a personal email address.

  • Review the upcoming changes to the AP program.

  • Pay AP fees by the September 2019 deadline; a $40 late fee will be assessed to those who do not pay on time.

Please watch for further communication regarding payment options for both DE and AP!

Dance I, II and III Students - Attend a Placement Audition July 18

If you are enrolled in Dance I, II or III, you must attend ONE placement audition on July 18 in the Dance Studio, either from 10 a.m.-noon or 3-5 p.m. Even if you are currently placed in Dance I and have any dance experience, you need to attend the placement audition.

Girls, please wear dance attire if you have it. A leotard and tights is preferred; however, dance line or cheer attire will work (T-shirt and athletic shorts). Bring any dance shoes (jazz, ballet, tap, or pointe) you currently have to the audition. Please do NOT buy any at this time. Secure your hair either in a bun or a tight ponytail.

Boys, you may wear athletic wear and tennis shoes. This placement audition is simply to assess individual skill levels and style training. Check your email for an upcoming dance experience survey. We cannot wait to discover your talents!

Student News

Students Attend CyberDiscovery Camp at Louisiana Tech

Recently, six Saints freshmen and math teacher Mrs. Laurie McNally spent a week at Louisiana Tech for the 2019 CyberDiscovery camp. Their time was packed with activities such as learning crypt-analysis techniques and participating in a cyber treasure hunt, coding lessons and robotics challenges such as the maze, golf, soccer, and the marble challenge, as well as writing their own storyline and presenting the skit to the judges.

Even though it was their first year participating in the camp and they had little knowledge of what to expect, they quickly worked their way up to become one of the top teams in every competition. The students who attended were Madelyn Burnett, Grant Manuel, Nathaniel McNally, Darren Metoyer, Christopher Tassin and Canyon Vallier.

Send Your Prayer Requests for COR Expedition to Ms. Orgeron by June 25

Eleven St. Louis Catholic students and Ms. Orgeron will travel into the back country of the Wind River area in Wyoming from June 26-July 3. During the trip, students will develop leadership skills, learn how to apply survival skills into daily situations and embrace becoming uncomfortable.

Most of all, our group will offer up prayers and petitions for the entire Saints community. They will take your prayer requests and carry them up to the mountain tops. Please email any prayer requests, even if silent or unstated, to Ms. Orgeron before Tuesday, June 25, with the subject line: COR EXPEDITION PRAYER REQUEST. We also ask for your prayers for a fruitful and safe journey.

Upcoming Events

Friday, June 14

Varsity Cheerleaders at Cheer Camp, San Destin

Diocesan Admin & Office Staff Renweb Training, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 15

Youth Tournament of Stars, SLCHS Krajicek Gym

Sunday, June 16

Father's Day

Monday, June 17

Baseball Team Tryouts, 4 p.m. (Legion Field)

Swim Parent Meeting, 5:15 p.m. (SLCHS Athletic Complex)

Tuesday, June 18

Diocesan Core Team Retreat (SLCHS Facility)

Wednesday, June 19

Diocesan Core Team Retreat (SLCHS Facility)

Thursday, June 20
Diocesan Core Team Retreat (SLCHS Facility)