Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, February 21, 2019

HALO HIGHLIGHT - Course Selection Fair is Feb. 27

Dear Saints Parents,


In an effort to better inform you and students about the wide variety of curriculum options at St. Louis Catholic High School, as well as to hopefully decrease schedule change requests at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, we are hosting a Course Selection Fair Night for families on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Commons. This night is not intended to be a big presentation like Open House; instead the goal is to allow you to talk to departments at your own pace and get first-hand information about course opportunities so that you and your student can make informed decisions as you plan ahead for next year.


After this event, the Counseling Team will start reviewing students' 4-year plans and holding one-on-one meetings. In these meetings, we will review graduation requirements, discuss post-secondary goals and identify the best courses for your child for next year.


Each department will staff a table at the Course Selection Fair, so this is a valuable opportunity we hope you won't miss! Whether you're in the heart of your journey at St. Louis Catholic or next year will be the very beginning, we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Counseling Office at 436-7275 Ext. 236.


God Bless,

Susan Holmes

Counselor

Reminder: Records Week and Key Dates for Incoming Freshmen

Acceptance letters have been mailed to our incoming freshmen class of 2023. If you've applied but have not received an acceptance packet in the mail, please log in and ensure your application is complete and submitted. Time is of the essence!


Parents, please share your good news with us - post a picture of your future Saint and tag St. Louis Catholic High School on Facebook!


Please submit the following forms to our front office by tomorrow. (*If your child attends a Diocesan school then their records will be sent to us from their current school.*)

-Permanent Grade Records

-Health and Medical Records

-Immunization Record

-Most recent Report Card

-Updated Service Plan (IEP, 504)

-Birth Certificate

-Transcript

-Social Security Card


Every key date you need to know is posted here on our Admissions calendar, including our Course Selection Fair (Feb. 27) and New Parent Night (March 20). Take note of the following summer dates as well:

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

  • New Student Tablet Training - Tuesday-Wednesday, July 30-31

  • Student Orientation - Thursday, Aug. 1 (juniors & seniors 9-11 a.m.; freshman & sophomores 1-3 p.m.)

  • First Day of School- Monday, Aug. 12

A Note About Uniforms

All incoming freshmen beginning with the 2019-2020 school year are required to purchase uniforms with our new logo to be in compliance with school requirements. For more information on branding at St. Louis Catholic, please refer to the visual identity packet on our website, or contact Advancement/Communications Coordinator Rachel Jones at rjones@slchs.org or 436-7275 Ext. 238.

Want to Travel to Ireland with SLCHS? Informational Meeting Tonight at 6:30!

Join Mrs. Cathy Richard and Miss Holley Fontenot on an international educational adventure to Ireland in the Summer of 2020! See highlights like Dublin, the Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Derry, Donegal Castle, the Belfast Titanic museum, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and more!


Want to learn more and sign up? Mrs. Richard is hosting an informational and enrollment meeting TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria to provide more details about the trip and how you can reserve your spot. One parent must be in attendance. Click here to RSVP.


There will be a scholarship opportunity available at the meeting, but attendance is mandatory in order to be eligible! We look forward to seeing you.

Junior Parents - Time to Order Rings!

The junior ring ceremony in May is fast approaching. Please go to balfour.com and search St. Louis Catholic High School if you still need to order your junior their class ring. More styles than ever to choose from!

Senior Save the Dates

St. Louis Catholic seniors should mark the following key dates on their calendars if they haven't already:


Baccalaureate Mass - Monday, May 6 at 6 p.m. (St. Margaret’s Catholic Church)

Beach Bash - Friday, May 10 (Lake Charles Country Club)

Father/son Crawfish Boil - Sunday, May 12 (at Geoff & Carrie Collins’: 4800 Bellerive Ln.)

Mother/daughter Tea - Sunday, May 12 (TBD)

Senior Honors Night - Monday, May 13 at 6 p.m. (Krajicek Gym)

Graduation - Tuesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. (Burton Coliseum)

Date Change: LSU Honors College Visiting March 7

Date change: The Ogden Honors College at LSU will be at St. Louis Catholic Wednesday, March 7, from 9:45-10:15 a.m. to meet with seniors interested in the Honors College. Seniors need to come sign up in the Counseling Office in advance to participate.

Legislative Youth Advisory Council Applications Open Until March 22

The Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is now accepting applications for membership from high school students who have an interest in representing the voices of other young people around the state. LYAC is an annually appointed body composed entirely of students that addresses issues affecting the youth of Louisiana.


The purpose of LYAC is to facilitate the communication between youth and the legislature, and to give students a unique opportunity to be involved in the workings of state government. The council studies and addresses issues of importance to young people, such as education, community service, employment, strategies to increase youth participation in government, safe environments for youth, substance abuse, underage drinking, and youth health and physical fitness.


Members of the council are selected from a wide pool of applicants from around the state who display a strong interest in civic involvement. The 31-member body includes three student members selected from each of the congressional districts.


The deadline for applications is March 22, 2019. Click here to access the application. All applicants are required to submit two recommendation letters and short essay questions with their application. For additional information please contact Megan Bella at bellam@legis.la.gov or 225-342-2370.

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Saints, Lady Saints Basketball Hope for Deep Playoff Runs

The No. 2-seeded Lady Saints basketball team dismantled No. 18 De La Salle in the regional round, 100-27, on Monday night. They will try to advance to the Division II Marsh Madness semifinals with a quarterfinals win vs. No. 7 Cabrini TONIGHT at 6 p.m. in Krajicek Gym. Come out and cheer on the girls, who have won 18 of their past 19 games!


The Saints are seeded No. 10 in the boys' playoff bracket and take on No. 7 E.D. White Tuesday in Thibodaux at 6 p.m. Read more.

Library Talk - Saints Read!

“Saints Read!” is our first attempt at St. Louis Catholic to facilitate a campus-wide common reading program designed to connect students, faculty/staff and parents around a single book – Breaking Free, by Saints chemistry teacher Caleb Monroe. Want to participate? Read more.


Librarian Melanie LeJeune has outlined a recommended reading schedule here, but it's never too late to start reading! You can start any time before the Book End Party on April 3.

Partner School 6th Grade Movie Night is March 8

Partner School 6th Grade Movie Night is only two weeks away - Friday, March 8 from 6-9 p.m. in the St. Louis Catholic High School Commons. We will show the movie A Dog's Purpose. 6th graders at ICCS, St. Margaret, OLQH, Holy Family, Our Lady's School and Our Lady Immaculate are welcome to bring their bean bags and come enjoy a night of fun! Snacks and drinks will be provided.


Partner School 7th & 8th Grade Dance is Friday, May 10. More details to come!

Saints Cheerleading Tryouts are March 13-15

If your son or daughter is interested in auditioning for Cheerleaders, tryout dates are March 13-15, 2019. Tryout packets are available online here; all cheerleaders must bring signed constitutions with them. *If your child was not a Saints cheerleader before, they must attend a clinic on Monday, March 11, where they will learn the group chant for tryouts.*

Sweethearts Tryouts Are April 1-3

If your daughter is interested in auditioning for Sweethearts, tryout dates have been changed to April 1, 2 and 3 in the Dance Studio from 3:30-5:30 p.m each day. Prospective Sweethearts must return a signed contract to Mrs. Dee on or before April 1. Click here to download the contract from our website.

Creative Writing Class Holding Book Reading Friday

Mrs. Emily Pettaway’s Creative Writing class has been collaborating with our Transitions students to create storybooks. She split the class into six groups to brainstorm ideas for a theme/story, and then the groups wrote and illustrated their own books. Their hard work will culminate tomorrow - Friday, Feb. 22 at noon - with a book reading in the Library. All are welcome!

FBLA Executive Board Receives Check from Rotary Club

FBLA Executive Board members were invited to speak at this month's Lake Charles Rotary Club luncheon. Students presented on their progress as a club for the past year up to the club’s current status, met with community leaders and received a $250 check.


Pictured: Juliana Broussard, President; Emma Faul, VP of Community Service; Xander Kihlken, Historian; and Julian Jones, Parliamentarian). Go Saints!

SLCHS Graduate Teaches Transitions Students Art at Central Library

The St. Louis Catholic Transitions class took a field trip to Calcasieu Parish Central Library on Wednesday, and Saints alumnus Jacob Hughes, an artist who learned from our own Robbie Austin, showed them how to watercolor. Our students had a wonderful time and created beautiful portraits!

Join the Saints Minds Matter Team at NAMI Walk

Saints Minds Matter is a club at St. Louis Catholic dedicated to removing the stigma around mental illness in the school and the local community. The club has formed a team for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk in Lake Charles on Saturday, April 6, and you can click here to join the team. If you can't attend, feel free to make a donation toward their fundraising goal.

Joining Hands for Autism at St. Louis Catholic is April 6

Online registration is now open for the 2019 Joining Hands for Autism Walk set for Saturday, April 6, at St. Louis Catholic High School. Last year the event raised more than $30,000 for Autism Services of SWLA, The Autism Society Southwest Louisiana Chapter and St. Nicholas Center for Children. Contact Ada O'Quain '09 at 337-491-0800 or aoquain@stnickcenter.org with any questions.

Tech Talk with Melanie LeJeune

Our school subscribes to Discovery Education with the help of LPB (they pay a portion and we pay a portion). Students can find resources and help with topics covered in class. There are games, interactives, and videos such as step-by-step WebMath. Click HERE to see what’s available for students. Students can log into Discovery Education with their school email address and student ID number. If they have trouble signing in, ask them to contact Mrs. LeJeune.

Home Ec Welcomes Your Plastic Containers

Thinking about spring cleaning? Overrun by too many plastic food containers? The Food Services department would be more than grateful to take any extras you have! We are always in need of them, so please send them to the front office any time.

Save the Date - 2019 Golden Gala and Auction

We are so excited to tell you that our All Saints Auction this year is Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at the Calcasieu Marine National Bank! Carrie Collins will lead the way with her 24 karat team to celebrate our 50th anniversary!


For volunteer opportunities, please contact Ashley Ivey-Atkins. #staygolden

Upcoming Events

Friday, Feb. 22

Schedule A-C-D-F-G

Student Council Meeting, 7:15 a.m. (Dance Studio)

Divine Mercy Chaplet, 7:15 a.m. (Chapel)

SLCHS Core Expedition Meeting, 7:30 a.m. (Landry Library)

Counselors' Luncheon with Partner Schools, 11:30 a.m. (Landry Library)

Our Lady of Good Counsel Awakening Retreat (SLCHS Facility)

Lady Saints Softball at STM Tournament

West Regional Powerlifting Meet

Saints Tennis in Texas Tournament (Port Arthur)


Saturday, Feb. 23

Saints Baseball vs. University Academy Baptist, noon and 3 p.m. (Legion Field)

Our Lady of Good Counsel Awakening Retreat, (SLCHS Facility)

Lady Saints Softball at STM Tournament

West Regional Powerlifting Meet

District Literary Rally, (McNeese)

District V Solo & Ensemble Festival

Prom, 8-11 p.m. (The Brick House)


Monday, Feb. 25

Schedule A-B-C-D-E-F

Senior English Field Trip, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Lutcher Theater)

Admin Team Meeting, 9 a.m.

Truth, Facts & Lies, 9:05 a.m. (Landry Library)

Saints Baseball at Welsh, JV at 4 p.m. & Varsity at 6 p.m.

Lady Saints Softball at Kinder, 5 p.m.

Academic Study Hall, 5:30-7 p.m. (Cafeteria)


Tuesday, Feb. 26

Schedule A-B-C-D-G-H

Board of Pastors Meeting, noon

Saints Baseball at Sam Houston, JV at 4 p.m. & Varsity at 6 p.m. (Sam Houston)

Lady Saints Softball at Bell City, 5 p.m.

Saints Basketball Regional Playoff Game at E.D. White, 6 p.m.


Wednesday, Feb. 27

Schedule A-B-E-F-G-H

Diocesan Counselors Meeting 9-11 a.m.

Department Chair Meeting, 1:49 p.m. (Library)

Course Selection Fair, 5-6:30 p.m. (Commons)

Academic Study Hall, 5:30-7 p.m. (Cafeteria)

JV Baseball vs. Sulphur, 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. (Legion Field)

Lady Saints Softball vs. South Cameron, 5 p.m. (College Oaks)


Thursday, Feb. 28

Schedule C-D-E-F-G-H

Spirit Dress Day sponsored by Saints Minds Matter

SLCHS Band Trip to Disney

Speech & Debate Meeting, 2:40 p.m. (Room #5)


Friday, March 1

No School - Mardi Gras Break

SLCHS Band Trip to Disney

Saints Baseball at Holy Savior Menard, 6:30 p.m. (Menard)

Saints Track at Yellow Jacket Relays (Iowa)

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