Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Halo Highlight: Midterm Exams Start Tuesday

Dear Saints Families,

As the second quarter rapidly winds to an end, we remind you once again of next week's Midterm Exam schedule. We are doing things a bit differently this year by removing the mandatory review periods in the afternoon and having more fluid study sessions. We hope students will seek out help from teachers and peer tutors as needed or form study groups to help them be successful!


Monday, Dec. 16

8 period day - Regular day schedule (7:45 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.) **Lunch in the Cafeteria will ONLY be provided on Monday of next week, not during exams.**

Tuesday, Dec. 17

9:00 – 10:30 – Exam A

10:30-10:45 – Break (students should bring a nutritious quick snack)

10:50-12:20 – Exam B

12:20-1:30 – **Academic Support

**All faculty will be available to students until 1:30 p.m. Students may meet with any teacher or NHS peer tutor during this optional study time.

1:30-3:00 - Academic Study Hall in the Cafeteria - Join teachers and NHS peer tutors to prepare for your midterm exams!

Wednesday, Dec. 18

9:00 – 10:30 – Exam C

10:30-10:45 – Break

10:50-12:20 – Exam D

12:20-1:30 – Academic Support

Thursday, Dec. 19

9:00 – 10:30 – Exam E

10:30-10:45 – Break

10:50-12:20 – Exam F

12:20-1:30 – Academic Support with peer tutors only. (Faculty Christmas luncheon)

Friday, Dec. 20

9:00-10:30 – Exam G

10:30-10:45 – Break

10:50-12:20 – Exam H

12:20 - Dismissal for all

Midterm Mindfulness in the Library

We want our students to do their best on midterms but also know that they are loved no matter what their grades are. So encourage your student to take a stress break next week in the Library!

  • Saints Minds Matter is offering a relaxing atmosphere Friday during lunch in preparation for midterms. We'll have peaceful music and aromatherapy to de-stress and prepare for next week!
  • Here's what else is ahead in the Library to keep our students' minds at ease ... students can come in anytime between 8 a.m. and the bell for the day's first exam!
  • Tuesday: Chill Lounge - Campus Ministry & Saints Minds Matter are providing playlists of relaxing music for students. Lights will be low to help keep this a stress-free, chill-out zone!
  • Wednesday: Color Your Stress Away - Color a bookmark AND enjoy milk & cookies from Santa!
  • Thursday: PlayDoh Power Break - Improve your focus by playing or creating with PlayDoh!

Academic Updates

Dual Enrollment Spotlight - Our 3rd Successful Semester!

St. Louis Catholic launched its Dual Enrollment program in fall 2018 in partnership with McNeese State University. Our juniors and seniors can earn college credits from qualified instructors without having to leave the safety of our campus during the school day, and 71 students enrolled in our eight Dual Enrollment courses this fall!

We are still awaiting all the final grades, but we are proud to say that all students in Mr. Warren Buller's Math 113 (Algebra III) and Math 170 (Trigonometry) classes earned passing grades! Congratulations!! (Math 170 C period is pictured in gold crowns at their end-of-the-semester party ... view more class photos in the galleries below).

Click to learn more about Dual Enrollment at St. Louis Catholic.

See How Our New Dance Curriculum Teaches Valuable Life Skills

According to Harvard Medical School, "music stimulates the brain’s reward centers, while dance activates its sensory and motor circuits,” a complex mental coordination associated with dance. It’s no wonder dance positively affects the brain, and St. Louis Catholic is proud to have offered beginner, intermediate and advanced dance classes for the first time in fall 2019!

Click to watch our students in action, and see how they're learning not just dance genres, but life skills on the dance floor!

Student News

Aidan Primeaux Named SLCHS Student of the Year

St. Louis Catholic High School is proud to announce its 2019-2020 Student of the Year honoree is senior Aidan Primeaux.

The son of Mia and Christopher Primeaux of Lake Charles, Aidan has served as president of the St. Louis Catholic Quiz Bowl and Speech & Debate teams, as well as captain of both the freshman and JV soccer teams before elevating to the storied Saints varsity soccer program. In his community, Primeaux serves as co-director for ICC Teen ACTS and is a fervent volunteer for Buddy Ball. Read more.

Rev. Gerard Jordan '85 Visits Alma Mater

Our school community got a special visit from an alumnus Wednesday - Rev. Gerard Jordan (Class of 1985). He toured the Theology classes, conversed with students & faculty, and con-celebrated school Mass alongside Rev. Ruben Villarreal and Rev. Nathan Long. Read more.

Computer Architecture in Action

Faculty News

Longtime Home Ec Teacher Patina Guidry Retiring

Our beloved Home Economics teacher Patina Guidry is retiring this month, and we recognized her remarkable impact on our community with a celebration after Mass Wednesday. Watch our students' tribute video here.

Help Landry Library Stock its Shelves this Holiday!

While you're shopping on Amazon this Christmas season, consider donating a book to the Landry Library in memory/honor of someone you love. Click here to browse the wish list.

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 13

North Pole/Snow Dress Day - Bring gloves, mittens, scarves, hats for DeWanna's Closet

Schedule: A-C-D-G-H

Lady Saints Basketball at Barbe Tournament

Saints Basketball at Grand Lake Tournament

World Languages Christmas Party after school (Stellar Beans)

Saturday, December 14

Saints Basketball at Grand Lake Tournament

Lady Saints & Saints Soccer at DeRidder JV Tournament

Saints Wrestling at Jacob McMillan Invitational (Lafayette)

Monday, December 16

Schedule: A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H

Tuesday, December 17

Exam A - 9:00-10:30 a.m.; Exam B - 10:50 a.m-12:20 p.m.

Academic Study Hall, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Cafeteria)

Wednesday, December 18

Exam C - 9:00-10:30 a.m.; Exam D - 10:50 a.m-12:20 p.m.

ICC Teen Acts Christmas Social, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Commons)

Thursday, December 19

Exam E - 9:00-10:30 a.m.; Exam F - 10:50 a.m-12:20 p.m.

Faculty Christmas Luncheon

Friday, December 20

Exam G - 9:00-10:30 a.m.; Exam H - 10:50 a.m-12:20 p.m.

Dismissal for all - 12:20 p.m.

End of 2nd Quarter

Lady Saints Basketball at Sam Houston Tournament

Saints Basketball at DeRidder Tournament

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