St. Louis Catholic School News

October 9, 2019

Principal's Corner

Cone Added Soon For Safety

I wanted to send a reminder to please take extra care when driving in front of the preschool. Some cars seem to race by without realizing our little preschoolers may be crossing the street to get into school. We will be adding a traffic cone at the crosswalk in front of preschool in the next few weeks to help remind drivers to slow down. Thank you for helping us keep our students safe.

Mr. Chad Moeller

Calendar of Events

  • October 9th - Monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser today!!
  • October 10th - Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • October 11th - End of first grading period
  • October 14th-18th - SLS Fall Break
  • October 15th - K of C Blood Drive, noon - 5:30 pm
  • October 22nd - 8th grade field trip to Nat'l Fitness Institute
  • October 22nd - Picture retakes
  • October 23rd - All School Mass, 6th grade
  • October 25th - Report cards sent home
  • October 27th - Super Sunday Bingo
  • October 29th - Halloween party for K-3
  • October 30th - MMH Flu Clinic


Box Tops Contest

Third grade is the weekly winner! There are two weeks left, so keep sending in those Box Tops. Please remember to mark each box top bag with your child's grade. The totals so far: 3rd - 486, 2nd - 438, 5th - 403, 7th - 303, 4th - 265, 1st - 259, 6th - 242, 8th - 196, K - 185

Trash Bag Distribution

We still have some families that have not picked up their trash bags. Please contact to coordinate your pick-up. Thank you to all that participated!

Jill Weberding- President

Amy Streator - Vice President

Natalie Wanstrath - Secretary

Jane Lieland - Treasurer

Contact -

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Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Our monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser is taking place today, Wednesday, October 9th, 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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Mysteries of the Rosary

As part of their religion classes, the fifth grade students learn about the Mysteries of the Rosary. They act out each mystery, and create Google Slides about them. They also relate the mysteries of the Rosary to themselves and other people in the world. In addition, they learn how to pray the rosary. One activity they enjoy is making their own rosaries.
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8th Grade Reality Check 2019

8th-Grade Gets a Dose of Reality

8th-grade students got a taste of real-world finances at Jac-Cen-Del High School on Thursday, October 3rd. Students began with opening a checking account and working their way through the stations of financial management. Some of these stations included renting an apartment, buying a car, and opening a credit card. The big take away was the importance of education and being able to plan ahead in order to achieve their life goals. Many students were overheard saying that they needed to go home and thank their parents!

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Musical Notes

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Why is my child bringing home coloring sheets from music class? Sometimes, the best thing we can do to learn our Christmas songs is to listen! You may not realize it, but these students are learning their Christmas songs for their performance by listening while their hands are engaged in the task of coloring. We can’t wait to sing our sings for you in December!
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6th grade has been studying scientists, the scientific method, and energy. . Their assignment was to create an invention that transferred energy. When they presented to the class, they simulated “the shark tank” tv show and presented a pitch and other students were able to ask questions. Students were extremely creative and professional in their presentations. Below is a picture with some of the inventions they created.
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Picture Retakes

Picture retakes for SLS are scheduled on Tuesday, October 22nd. Anyone not happy with their original pictures and wanting retakes will need to bring in their original picture package with them that day to return. If you ordered the "download" version from the original picture day, just bring along your "download instruction card". For any students that were absent on picture day, please stop in the office and pick up a new form from one of us. Thank you!

Book Fair

We haven't gotten all the details yet, but I've been told that our recent book fair was a HUGE success!! Mrs. Groemminger went above and beyond to make it a fun experience for all those who attended. She is a wonderful addition to our St. Louis staff! Hopefully we will have some more info to report very soon!

Thank you, Jenny, for all that you do to make our library a fun place to be!


Flu Clinic for Staff and Students

Margaret Mary Health is hosting a Flu Clinic at St. Louis.

When: Wednesday, October 30th

Time: 9:30am

For: Staff and Students

You may visit this link to download forms, or they are also available in the school office.

Please return forms to the the school office by Friday October 11! They will NOT accept any late forms. (Don't forget to attach a copy of your insurance card)


Lydia Gardner, RN

School Nurse

St. Louis Catholic School

812-934-3310 Ext.283

Year of Mary

This year, St. Louis School is celebrating a Year of Mary.

October 7th is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, and the Fruit of the Spirit that we will focus upon this month is faithfulness. We will be encouraging our students, staff, school families, and parishioners to pray the rosary during the month of October.

For each rosary that a student, family, or parishioner prays during the month of October, a paper rose will be colored and hung in the school windows. Our hope is that our entire school will be wrapped in roses by the end of October. Paper rose templates will be available in classrooms, the school office, and the back of the church. Please take a paper rose from the back of the church (available soon) or pick up in the office. Once you pray the rosary, you may color your rose, put your name on the back of it, and return it to the school office or place it in the box in the back of the church.

We are attaching prayer intentions for the rosary each week of October as well. The first week of October, any rosaries said may be offered up for our St. Louis parish and community. The second week of October is for our SLS church & school administration and staff. The third week (fall break) is for families and students, and the fourth week is offered for our SLS benefactors.

During the week of October 7th, we will focus on the Joyful Mysteries. Our classes will be saying one decade of the Joyful Mysteries on Monday - Thursday. On Friday, October 11th, our whole school will meet on the playground between school & the garage to pray the last decade of the Joyful Mysteries together. Our 8th-graders will lead us, and any parishioners/parents who would like to join us may do so. This will take place around 9:00 after mass. Please come join us. We will grow closer to Jesus through Mary, our Blessed Mother.

Mrs. Jenny Lents
Language Arts teacher

St. Louis Catholic School

Mrs. Bossert's homeroom rosary

Mrs. Bossert captured a great photo of her class praying the rosary. Our students have done a wonderful job of remembering the rosary this month and getting those roses colored to hang up in the school windows! It's looking beautiful around here!

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Veteran's Day Celebration

In anticipation of St. Louis School's Veteran's Day Celebration, Mrs. Pedersen is looking for pictures of your military family members! Photos may be emailed to Mrs. Pedersen ( or sent to school with your student to be scanned and returned. Please include relevant information, including their name, branch, years served (if known), and who/how they are related.

If you submitted pictures for a past year's presentation, Mrs. Pedersen is carrying them over! You may email and double check that your service person is included if you do not remember for sure. Pictures must be turned in by Friday, November 1 to be included in this year's presentation.

Also, we are already taking reservations for the Veteran's Day Celebration. If you are interested in attending this year's event, please be sure to let us know by Monday, November 4th. Thank you!

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Uniform Exchange Dates

We hope to have more upcoming "uniform exchange" dates to post very soon. In the meantime, if you need assistance or have any questions, you may email Amy Tonges at, and she will be happy to help you. Thank you!

Next dates:

Thursday, Oct 10 4:30-5:30pm

Saturday, Oct 26 9-11

Cafeteria News

There has been a change in the lunch menu for this Friday, October 11th. We will be serving "cheesy bread slice" instead of "stuffed crust dippers".

Starting Monday, October 7th anyone that has a negative lunch balance of $10.00 or more will NOT be able to get extras. Anyone needing to know what their current balance is may check online at, or contact Tammi or Carla in the cafeteria at

Thank you!

Carla Prickel & Tammi Wintz
Cafeteria co-managers

St. Louis School

St. Louis Cash Raffle

If you haven't had a chance to purchase any of the "Cash Raffle" tickets yet, there are still some available. You may pick these up in the Parish Office or the school office. Thank you!
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Haiti auction - soup and help needed

The St. Louis/St. Anthony Haiti Ministry annual Haiti Silent Auction and Family Fun Night is Saturday, October 19th from 5-9pm at St. Anthony's Schad Hall. We need your help to make it a success! Please consider helping with the following:

Crockpots of soup for the soup dinner - we need around 45 crockpots this year to feed everyone, desserts are also needed

Help with the kid’s games, 7th graders or older, four helpers for each shift 5:30-6:30 and 6:30-7:30

Help clearing/washing tables, 4th graders or older

Help with the soup dinner – we need two more adult helpers for the first part of the evening, 4:30-6ish

If you can help with any of the above, please e-mail so we know how much help we have.

We are also accepting Auction items – If you have an item you would like to donate to the auction, it can be dropped off at the St. Anthony church office or contact Valerie Case ( or Mindy Raab ( 812-363-2322) to arrange pickup.

Thank you!

The St. Louis Haiti Ministry Team

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Art work

Mrs. Frey is at it again. Here is just a sample of the beautiful job her students are doing with their art work!
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~~Volunteer Schedule below~~

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Thank you to all who volunteer for Bingo during the school year. Please remember that Weekly Bingo takes place every Thursday. If you are able to fill one of our open positions, or have a conflict with your scheduled shift, please contact Amber McGuire, or 812-934-3204 ext. 222. Thank you!
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Cheerleading Coach needed

The 7th/8th grade girls are looking for a cheerleading coach. If you are interested, or know anyone that is, please contact Mike Burkhart at Thank you!

BMS XC results

The Batesville Middle School boys won the Ripley County meet on Thursday. Eli Loichinger finished 1st as the Ripley County champion, followed by Jake Chapman, 2nd, Otto Hund, 4th, Cannon Clark, 5th, Emi Lopez, 6th, Santiago Schutte, 9th, and Landon Raver, 10th.

The Batesville Middle School girls finished 2nd in the Ripley County meet. Kaylynn Bedel finished 1st as the Ripley County champion, followed by Megan Allgeier, 2nd.


Batesville 18

Milan 56

South Ripley 64


Milan 36

Batesville 42

Jac-Cen-Del 42

BMS XC State Meet

The Batesville Middle School boys finished 5th at the State meet on Saturday. Jake Chapman finished 23rd overall, followed by Eli Loichinger, 24th, Emi Lopez, 39th, Otto Hund, 44th, Cannon Clark, 81st, Santiago Schutte, 205th, and Landon Raver, 216th.

The Batesville Middle School girls had an incomplete team at the State meet on Saturday. Kaylynn Bedel finished 23rd overall, followed by Megan Allgeier, 139th.

Batesville Lady Bulldogs Youth League

The Batesville Lady Bulldogs Youth League is a great way for young girls in the Batesville area to learn about and work on their basketball skills and have some fun. The league has 2 divisions (3rd and 4th grade division and a 5th and 6th grade division). For girls who are considering playing this year for St. Louis in the 5th and 6th grade, it would be a great jumpstart to the season.

We look forward to seeing the girls grow in their skills and love of the sport. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Bryan Helvie at


Rob King

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Athletic Forms

Click here for a link to the forms.

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Free Violin Concert

OA and BAAC are hosting Richard Lin, winner of the 2018 International Violin Contest, on October 21 at 7pm, in the Oldenburg Academy Auditorium. The concert is free, open to the public, and is part of the BAAC AIE Evening Series.

Mary Gehring

English/Languages Department Chair

National Honor Society Moderator

Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception

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