Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School | Thurs., Jan. 27, 2022

From the Desk of Our Principal

Now you are Christ’s body, and individually parts of it. – 1 Cor 12:27

This past weekend’s second reading is so applicable to a school community. Parents, students, and staff all bring unique gifts to the collective community of St. Louis Catholic. As we finalize preparations for Catholic Schools Week, I am reminded that our unique gifts and passions woven together make a beautiful tapestry, as witnessed in this newsletter. A sampling of strong academic awareness through free study hall weekly, ACT preparation, and resources (grade calculator and scheduling events) are provided for our students. Parents, please have your student take advantage of these offerings. Further down the newsletter, our vibrant student life is apparent with the tremendous FBLA results. WHAT A SHOWING! Offering faith formation and opportunities to encounter Christ weekly are at the heart of who we are. Finally, as I met with the St. Louis Catholic Parent Guild this week, and discussed the different committees, their purpose, and activities, the common theme is supporting the students. What a beautiful example of sharing our gifts with others. We are one body, with many gifts. Thank you for sharing them with us.


Go Saints Forever!

Mia Touchet

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Open House for New Families

Open House for New Families

SLCHS Open House 2022!


Come see what all the talk is about & check out the “Saints Life”.


Monday, January 31st. 5-7PM. Enter through the St. Louis Catholic Pavilion on Kirkman St.


There is so much to see including:

  • Academic Sessions
  • Athletics, Clubs & Organizations Showcase
  • Campus Ministry
  • House System
  • Introducing The St. Louis Catholic Standard!

Enter through the St. Louis Catholic Pavilion on Kirkman St.

~FAITH LIFE~

LET'S CELEBRATE #CSW22

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February Lunch Orders

Click here to fill out the form for February lunch orders.

~ACADEMICS~

Professional Development: Marine Style

St. Louis Catholic sent three faculty members to the Educators work shop aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina.


Among the faculty attending were Emily Pettaway, Dean of Academics, Katie Fournet, World Languages Department Chair and Kacy Aycock, Counselor.


Click here to read the full story.

Pre-ACT & ACT: March 9

ACT & Pre-ACT testing will take place on Wednesday, March 9. All freshmen and sophomores will take the Pre-ACT. Juniors will take the computer-based ACT at a reduced cost to families.


Junior Parents - An email was sent out with more information. We are also excited to offer a free ACT prep class to our current Juniors so that they are prepared for the exam. Click here to sign up.

Study Hall & Office Hours

Study hall is offered on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 5:00. All students are invited to attend and should bring their homework and study materials. Teachers and NHS students are available to tutor and assist with assignments.


Teachers also offer office hours. Please have your student reach out to their teachers if needed to schedule appointments for extra help.

Grade Calculator

The math department reviewed a grade calculator with students so they can make goals for the second semester. Click here to download the spreadsheet. If a student fails the 4th quarter and the Final exam, they fail for the year regardless of the course average. Click here to review the grading scale. If your student has any questions or concerns, please have them see or email their teacher or counselor as soon as possible.

STAR Testing

Freshmen and sophomores took the STAR English and Math tests over the past two weeks. Students reviewed previous scores and made goals for their winter benchmark testing. Teachers use this data to plan instruction and remediate or accelerate students based on their current needs. Ask your student about their most recent score.

2022 - 2023 Scheduling

The counseling team will host parent meetings in the Pavillion to review course selections and other pertinent information for the upcoming school year.


  • Class of 2023 - Monday, February 7 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Class of 2024 - Wednesday, February 16 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Class of 2025 - Wednesday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Class of 2026 - Tuesday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m.
2021-2022 Yearbook Information -Ads etc.

The due date to place a business ad in this year's Spectre is Feb. 1. The due date to place a senior ad is Feb. 28. Please contact M.Core at mcore@slchs.org with any questions or concerns.

~STUDENT LIFE~

FBLA Off & Running in 2022

St. Louis Catholic FBLA travelled to the the Southern Regional Conference, Thursday, January 20 at the Lafayette Cajun Dome Convention Center. There were a total of 43 schools that participated and 1102 registered attendees. Click here for a complete list!


Congratulations to the following:

  • 59 competitors
  • 6 First Place winners
  • 43 students qualify for state
  • 56 events qualify for state
  • 91 event placements

Competitors who qualify for state competition in will be heading to the Lafayette Cajun Dome Convention Center beginning Sunday, March 27-Tuesday, March 29.

House System Happenings: St. Elmo House

St. Elmo House’s Student Leadership Committee (SLC) organized a house-wide "Jeoparty" competition in the weight room. Elmo has named their mentor groups: Fire, Lightning, Anchor, and Star. Lightning took first place with Anchor close behind.

Around Athletics

Boys Basketball

Senior Bryson Hardy scored a game-high 30 points Tuesday as the Saints dropped a hard-fought district battle against league leader Iowa at McNeese’s Legacy Center. Next up for the boys will be a road contest Friday at Jennings. Tip-off is at 7:00.

Girls Basketball

Girls basketball completed the first round of district play with a perfect 5-0 record after Tuesday’s 76-15 win over Iowa at the Legacy Center. Senior Myca Trail led the way with 20 points and juniors Paris Guillory and Gabbie Link added 18 and 10, respectively. The Lady Saints travel to Jennings Friday for a 5:30 game at the second-place Bulldogs.

Boys Soccer

Boys soccer improved to 5-0 in district play by virtue of a forfeit win Tuesday over Abbeville. The Saints will play host to defending league champion North Vermilion Saturday at 3:00 in a showdown for the district championship. Ten seniors – Will Brown, Kyler Cart, Andrew DesOrmeaux, Riley Fontenot, Callen Hale, Grant Manuel, Nathaniel McNally, Luke Monlezun, Frank Ryder and Colby Trahan – will be honored in a ceremony prior to the game.

Girls Soccer

Girls soccer notched a non-district home win vs. South Beauregard Wednesday night. Seniors Abby Caraway and Eloise Diedrich scored for the Lady Saints, as senior keeper Jessica Lytle and the defense recorded their ninth consecutive shutout. The team will attempt to defend its district title in a championship showdown Saturday at 1:00 vs. North Vermilion on campus. Six seniors – Abby Caraway, Eloise Diedrich, Gretchen Hanley, Jennifer Lytle, Jessica Lytle and Katie Ray – will be honored before the game.

Wrestling

Six Saints seniors will be honored at Senior Night Thursday night at South Beauregard. The ceremony, honoring seniors Graham Conrad, Shreve Gage, Peter Obluda, Daniel Thomas, Jacob Weaver and Preston Williamson, begins at 5:45 and wrestling starts at 6:00.

Indoor Track & Field

Two Saints relay teams earned podium finishes at Saturday’s LSU Qualifier. The girls 4 x 800 meter relay team of Elizabeth Buttross, Mary Claire Groves, Mollie Maze and Ella Segura placed second and the girls 4 x 400 meter relay team of Hannah Boullion, Buttross, Segura and Kenzie Touchet placed third. Both the boys and girls teams will return to action on February5 in the LSU Last Chance Qualifier.

Powerlifting
The Saints will return to action on February 5, when they travel to Abbeville for the RAW Invitational. Junior Luke Churchman will look to build on his win in the Sam Houston Invitational earlier this season.

Junior Prom Dues

The prom tradition at Saint Louis Catholic High School is for the junior class to gift the senior class with paying for prom. As juniors, the dues you pay cover the price for the location, decorations, and music. This also means that you will pay nothing your senior year.

Dues are $50 and need to be turned into the office by February 4.

Prom 2022

Click here for everything you need to know about Prom 2022!

~LAGNIAPPE~

FBLA Barbecue Dinner Pre-Sale

The FBLA barbecue hamburger sale pick up location has moved. All presold dinners will be picked up at the baseball concession stand location beginning at 4 PM. Thank you for your support!

Community Coffee Labels for Books

Each year, the library participates in the Community Cash For Schools® program by collecting Proofs of Purchase from Community® products. Each January, we submit the product Proofs of Purchase to Community Coffee in order to get cash for more library books. If you drink Community Coffee, please save the proofs of purchase for us. You can turn them into the office at any time during the year. Coffee & Books! What a great combination!

Last Chance Photo Sessions for Seniors

Jill Mahoney will be on campus on Monday, Feb. 7, to take senior pictures and retakes. Please call 337-499-0909 or email jill@jillmahoney.com for to make an appointment.

Covid Corner

Covid Reporting

3 positive cases reported this week in the Saints Community.


Please use the link on our website to report any Covid related illnesses or email, Teresa Ernst, Covid Coordinator, with any questions.

St. Louis Catholic Foundation & Planned Giving

If you are interested or have further questions, please reach out to Ashley Ivey-Atkins.

Patron Saint - Pillar Partners