St. Louis Catholic School News

March 13, 2019

Principal's Corner

SLS 6th Grade "Most Informed Class I Ever Gave A tour To"

Our 6th grade received a huge compliment while at the basilica during their field trip Monday. The tour guide, a brother associated with the basilica, said our SLS 6th grade "is the most informed class I ever gave a tour to". Students answered every question and were eager to participate. All of the teachers and chaperones were impressed.

Please Help Us Keep Everyone Safe

With the time change, it is again dark during morning drop-off. Please drive slowly and watch out for our students and parents walking into SLS and the preschool.

Mr. Chad Moeller

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Calendar of Events

  • March 13th - Athletic Board Mtg, 7:00pm in parish office
  • March 15th - End of grading period
  • March 15th - Grade 2, field trip to Children's Museum
  • March 18th - 29th -- Spring Break
  • April 5th - All School Mass, 4th grade
  • April 5th - Report Cards sent home
  • April 9th - Grade 1, field trip to Kids Commons
  • April 9th - Grades 4-5 recorder concert, 6:45 in A.C.
  • April 10th - All School Mass, 3rd grade
  • April 13th - Cardinal Crawl
  • April 16th - McTeachers Night from 5-7:00 pm at McDonalds


Candy Sale

Forms went home last week. Please make sure they are filled out and sent back to school in order for your family to help with the Chocolate Sale. These forms are due Friday, March 15th.

Candy will be distributed to students and the sale will take place from April 5th - April 25th. All money is due no later than Friday, April 26th.

All candy sale profits from Grades 5-8 will go toward their 8th grade class trip.

PTO Meeting

There will not be a PTO meeting this month due to Spring Break. Meet us Amack’s Well for our next meeting on Wednesday, April 17th at 6:30 pm

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Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Our monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser is taking place today, Wednesday, March 13th, 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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Stations of the Cross--schedule below

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Earth Day presentation

Today in the sixth grade science class, students had a presentation about Earth day put on by Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The three speakers focused their presentation on air pollution: how it is created and how it is prevented They explained how all the information presented pertains to Indiana and the air pollution levels here. They further explained the connection between air, water, and soil. The students created a life size pH scale and had examples of each number on the pH scale.
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Spring Musical info

We are always looking for ways to make the spring musical a better experience for our students and our families. After listening to suggestions, this year we are trying something new with the performances! Students who are not members of the after school cast will only perform one of the two nights.

Students in the Red junior high classes will perform on Thursday, May 9. Students in the White junior high classes will perform on Friday, May 10. If your student is in different classes for different subjects, Mrs. Pedersen will contact you directly to let you know which night they are performing. These groups are how Mrs. Pedersen sees the students.

Read Across America

In honor of "Read Across America" our Kindergarteners (including Mrs. Farmer and Mrs. Konradi) dressed up as their favorite characters.
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Library News

Young Hoosiers

Please remember that April1st is the last day to have all Young Hoosiers read and the reading log turned in. You may turn this in to your teacher, or bring to me in the library. Thanks for your cooperation!

Kim Schrank

SLS Librarian

Trapshoot in Memory of Tom "Fardo" Vogelsang--March 17th

Please come out and enjoy a fun day in honor of Tom. See below flyer for details, or contact Laura Vogelsang at 812-525-1600 or Albert & Ellie Amberger at 812-363-5740. Thank you!
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6th grade field trip

The 6th grade class traveled to Cincinnati on Monday, March 11. They went to the OmniMax and Cincinnati Museum Center along with The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, KY. While at the Basilica, they toured and learned about the rich symbolism present in such a beautiful and sacred space. Our students stunned the Franciscan Brother who gave the tour with their knowledge on the seven sacraments, the mysteries of the rosary, and the life of the saints. It was a fun time had by all!
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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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Nurse's News

Save the Date! On Tuesday, April 30, Margaret Mary Health will be onsite at St. Louis to provide an immunization clinic for those that will be 6th graders next year.

Lydia Gardner, RN

School Nurse

St. Louis Catholic School

812-934-3310 Ext.283

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ALP Amazon wishlist

To help with ALP expenses, please considering donating to our class via Amazon. It is super easy. Here is our wishlist (updated every couple weeks). Since I have had several parents ask about this, we will keep it posted in the newsletter on a regular basis. THANK YOU!

View my Wish List:


Mrs. Samantha Giesting

5th/6th grade Academic Team 2019

Saturday, March 2nd, the St. Louis 5th/6th graders were the overall champions at the Batesville Deanery 5th & 6th Grade Academic Meet. This meet was hosted by Oldenburg Academy and Thomas Moore College. The attending teams were: St. Louis, St. Nicholas, St. Lawrence, St. Michael, St. Marys of Greensburg, and St. Marys of Aurora.

This was one of the most intense competitions I have ever coached. It came down to a tie between St. Louis and St. Michael, a first in the history of 5th/6th grade academic competitions! A tiebreaker question in the General Knowledge category decided the outcome. Who would have known a naked mole rat would win us the title!? Let’s hear it for Ainsley Sipples! She nailed that question for the win. Her teammates of Sam Laloge, Christian Mack , Sophia Hohenstein and Sully Hill helped pave the way to our overall win.

Shout out to our Social Studies team for a 1st place finish in this category. This team answered 15/17 questions correct! They also won by 5 points. Way to go Santiago Schutte, Christian Mack, Henry Wanstrath, Adam Meer and Lucy Abplanalp.

An awesome performance by our Religion team! St. Nicholas wins every year by more than 4 points, but our team of Sully Hill, Matt Geisen, Sophia Hohenstein, Felicity Brelage and Karsyn Watson held on and only came in second by 1 point!! Great job!

Science, Language Arts, Math team did great with third place finishes.
I don’t know about them but those Math questions were difficult, and to answer them in 20 seconds!! But our boys of Henry Wanstrath, Santiago Schutte, Sam Laloge, Sam Richardson and Brady Wonnell handle the questions like pros and did an amazing job.

Adam Meer, the sole 6th grader on the science team handle a team of intelligent 5th graders of Brady Wonnell, Sam Richardson, Ashley Hunter and Felicity Brelage by listening to their input and not once denied their answers. Proud of you Adam.
Language Arts team, what can I say about Lucy Aplanalp, Ainsley Sipples, Matt Geisen, Ashley Hohenstein and Karsyn Watson? They outdid themselves with a great performance! Karsyn was not in her seat the entire time, she jumped on every answer. Way to go team!

Thank you to all the parents! Thank you for your continued support with this great group of kids. Thank you to Mrs. Geisen for stepping up and helping coach this team.

Congratulations St.Louis Catholic School!

Marisol Schutte

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~~Volunteer Schedule below~~

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Bingo News

Thank you to all Volunteers, Bakers and Players who supported Super Sunday Bingo. It was a fantastic event with more than $1,000 players in attendance!

St. Louis Bingo Committee

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Track and Field help needed

Track team is in need of a couple of parents to assist with the team. Helpers with drill and technique experience are also needed to assist Head coach Sebastian Moster.

Please contact Sebastian at, or at 812-212-9546 by text or voice.

Thank you!

Mike Burkhart

Athletic Director

St. Louis School

812-525-6585 ( cell )

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Athletic Forms

Click here for a link to the forms.

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Principal needed at St. Lawrence Catholic School

St. Lawrence Catholic School in Lawrenceburg, Indiana is searching for a principal.

St. Lawrence is a K-8 school with 165 students and a growing preschool. We are already accepting applications. Anyone interested in information can contact Rob Rash with the Archdiocese at; Fr. Ben Syberg at, and see the application at

Thank you and pray for us that God sends our school our next faithful leader.

YMCA Middle School Night -- "The Amazing Race"

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA is excited to host this first time event for area Middle Schoolers, “The Amazing Race.” Details are attached and below.

All area Middle School Students are invited to the Southeastern Indiana YMCA Friday, March 15 from 7-9 pm for “The Amazing Race.” Hosted in partnership with the Mayor’s Youth Council and Coalition for a Drug Free Batesville, Middle Schoolers can bring a team or join one when they arrive for this fun evening of friendly competition, food prizes and more!

Please register for this FREE event by calling the Y at 812-934-6006. The Southeastern Indiana YMCA is located at 30 State Road 129 South, Batesville, IN 47006.

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Informational Session on March 21st

"deCycles 2019" Informational Session

Batesville Library, Mtg Room B

Thursday, March 21st from 7:00-8:00 pm

Thank you,

Kathy Forbeck

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Click here for SLS website & link to registration forms

This will take you to the registration page of St. Louis website.

Click here for Choice Scholarship & SGO Applications

This will take you to the Financial Assistance page of St. Louis website.

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