Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Halo Highlight: Thank You for Your Support at Back to School Night!

Dear Saints Parents,

Thank you for your unbelievable generosity donating wine to "stock the bar" for the Golden Gala & Auction and earning 140 of our students a free dress day Sept. 6 in the process! We are blessed to have your support, and we hope you will consider attending the Golden Gala on Sept. 20 as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. Click here to reserve your tickets, or call the Advancement Office at 494-0724.

There's still time to bring a bottle of wine and earn your child a free dress day next Friday. Just bring it to the office by tomorrow, and we'll add your child's name to the list! Students listed here have earned a free dress day Friday, Sept. 6. Thank you again for your support!

Academic Updates

Special Services

Please know that when a student with a disability enrolls at St. Louis Catholic, his or her IEP/504 or service plan doesn't automatically come to us at SLCHS. If you have not already shared a copy of your student's service plan, please send a copy to the Counseling Office. We are happy to take it via fax, email, or photocopy in a sealed envelope.

Annual Service Plan meetings will start being scheduled after progress reports are distributed. Please look for more information via email in the coming weeks.

For questions or more information, please contact your student's counselor:

A-J - Susan Holmes at sholmes@slchs.org

K-Z - Maci David at mdavid@slchs.org

AP FACTS Payment Instructions

Dear AP Parents and Students, If you have a FACTS account, please follow these instructions to submit your AP payment by Sept. 27, 2019.

1. Log into FACTS.

2. Under “Payment Plan and Billing,” you will see a total balance, payment plan and incidental expenses.

Note: AP fees are listed under incidental expenses.

3. Select “Make a Payment.”

Note: At this time, you cannot auto draft for incidental expenses; you can enroll in auto draft, but that option cannot be applied until next year’s AP payment.

4. Click “Other Amount.”

5. Under “Other Payment Options,” check the Sept. 27 Incidental Expenses box; the amount should populate for you.

6. Follow the remainder prompts to submit/confirm your payment.

Thanks so much for your patience as we are learning a new FACTS feature!

College Application Information for Seniors

We are still missing quite a few blanket release forms to allow the Counseling Office to upload/send transcripts, recommendation letters and other requested college application information. If you haven’t turned one in yet, check your spam email as Mrs. Heather Fruge, the Counseling Secretary, sent you an email and a blank form.

Please complete, get it signed by your parents and return to the Counseling Office as soon possible so your college application can be completed in a timely fashion!

College Visit Update; Senior Parent Night Sept. 4

Senior parents, please join us for a College Information Night Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. College admissions will be the focus of the meeting!

On Friday, Sept. 6, at 8 a.m., a recruiter for LSU’s College of Music and Dramatic Arts will be on campus to host an information session for interested Juniors & Seniors. Students must register in advance to attend and can come by the Counseling Office to sign up. Official passes will be delivered to registered students the morning of the presentation and must be presented for admission. The presentation is expected to last about 30 minutes and students are responsible for missed work.

Don't forget about other upcoming College Visit Days to campus! Students must arrange these through the Counseling Office.

  • LSU College of Music & the Dramatic Arts – Friday, Sept. 6, at 8 a.m.
  • Tulane University – Monday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 a.m.
  • Northwestern State University – Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 a.m.

Student Life Announcements

2019-2020 Student Directories on Sale for $10!

2019-2020 Student Directories are available for $10 each in the front office. Proceeds benefit Saints Parent Guild! Special thanks to Wise Publications for printing the directories.
The SLCHS dance students would like to thank the Rosteet Family and Deep South Oilfield and Industrial Supply for donating their time and labor to build beautiful ballet barres to support the new dance curriculum! We are so grateful for their generosity!
If you drink Community Coffee, please consider saving the Proofs of Purchase labels (POPs) and send them to the office for the Library! Money earned through the program is used to purchase books and materials. Thank you!

Tech Talk with Melanie LeJeune

Help Desk Tips, Lunch n' Learn Series & More

Library Media Specialist Melanie LeJeune has provided some very helpful links for both students and parents...please read below:

For New Parents:

For All Parents:

For Students:

  • Check out our 1st Help Desk Tip on the best way to print from OneNote created by one of our Help Desk students!
  • Join us for our 1st Lunch n' Learn of the year during lunch tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 30) in the Library! Mrs. LeJeune will lead the session to help make sure you're saving properly and more great tips and tricks - don't miss it!

Golden Gala & Auction Update

Our signature event is just 22 days away! Have you bought your tickets yet? Click here to join us for an incredible evening at Calcasieu Marine Bank! Remember, all proceeds benefit ALL students at St. Louis Catholic High School.

You won't want to miss the Gala! The Flamethrowers will be back for a second straight year to conclude the night with a bang!

Bake for the Gold Mine!

If you love to bake and have a heart to give, please click here to donate an item to our sweet shop (aka Gold Mine!) for the Golden Gala & Auction. Any questions, please contact Sweet Shop Chair Staci VanHoose at 540-7695 or sdvanhoose@yahoo.com. #staygolden

Great Tuition Giveaway Tickets Available

The annual GREAT TUITION GIVEAWAY will be a premier drawing once again at the Golden Gala & Auction, and tickets are available for purchase now! This is a limited offer - we will sell only 100 tickets (about 70 tickets remain) - which increases your chance to win! For only $200 you'll have a chance to win one year of tuition & registration fees at St. Louis Catholic High School (redeemable up to three years) valued at more than $8,000. Click here to get your tickets now for the Great Tuition Giveaway!

**Tuition prize may not be redeemed for cash and does not grant entry into the school. Need not be present to win. May be applied to the 2019-2020 school year.**

Important Dates for Future Saints

Please save the following dates for your Future Saints!

Athletic Open House - October 16 from 6-7:30 p.m.: Bring your future Saint to meet our coaches & tour our sports facilities. Open to Middle School students.

Saint for a Day - Nov. 12 and 13: 8th Graders from our Partner Schools are invited to spend some time at St. Louis Catholic & experience the Saint life with our student ambassadors!

St. Louis Catholic Open House - Nov. 20 from 5:30-8 p.m.: All Middle School students and their parents are invited to tour St. Louis Catholic. Visit classrooms, meet our faculty, and learn about everything our school has to offer in an exciting night of information and exploration!

Priority Application Opens - Nov. 21: Apply early for the 2020-2021 school year & be entered for a chance to have your $500 Registration Fee waived! It's a great time to be a SAINT!

Around Saints Athletics

Century Club Membership Cards On Sale!

St. Louis Catholic Century Club cards are on sale in the front office. Donations to the Century Club help the Saints athletic program continue to be among the best in Class 3A! Click here to access the Century Club form. Century Club members gain admission to all Saints home athletic events (excluding jamborees, playoffs and tournament games).

Homecoming 2019 Information

Applications for the 2019 Homecoming Parade (Wednesday, Oct. 2) are now available to alumni, partner schools, and anyone who loves St. Louis Catholic! All you have to do to reserve your spot in our 50th anniversary parade lineup is submit this Google Form. If you have any questions, please contact Dee Butts. For a list of parade do's and don't's, please click here!

We're also thrilled to be holding an Alumni Mass to conclude Homecoming Week Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME!) Fr. Long will celebrate Mass on campus, and then we will serve a light lunch and hold school tours for alumni of St. Louis Catholic, St. Charles Academy, Landry Memorial and Sacred Heart. All are welcome!

Faculty News

New Teacher Spotlight - Linda Gail Shumaker

We are very excited to spotlight the faculty members who joined, or in the case of Linda Gail Shumaker, re-joined the faculty at St. Louis Catholic this school year! Mrs. Shumaker returns to St. Louis Catholic to teach AP Calculus, and she also serves on the newly formed Advisory Council:

1. Hometown? Lake Charles - Graduated from LaGrange High School in 1982 and from McNeese State University in 1990

2. How many years teaching? This is my 23rd year in the classroom. I taught at LaGrange High School 1990-1997, and 2003-2005. I began teaching at St. Louis Catholic High School in 2005 and taught for 13 years. I "retired" in 2018 to stay home with my grandson, Lincoln. I'm really excited to return to the classroom this year while still keeping Lincoln when I'm not at school.

3. Favorite quote? "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you."

4. Favorite food? Bacon

5. What will we most likely find you doing on a weekend? Spending time with family, reading, sewing, crafting

6. Best moment at St. Louis Catholic so far? I guess my best moment at St. Louis was when I was honored with being named Teacher of the Year. That was an unexpected and humbling moment. I look forward to meeting my new students and journeying with them through this school year!

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 30

Schedule: A-Mass-D-G-H

Saints Football in Sulphur Jamboree, vs. LaGrange, approximately 6:30 p.m.

Monday, September 2

No School - Labor Day

Tuesday, September 3

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

Student Council Meeting at lunch (Krajicek Gym)

Freshmen & JV Football at Iowa

Lady Saints Volleyball at Barbe

Wednesday, September 4

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

Counseling Department Meeting with Senior Parents, 6 p.m. (Cafeteria)

Thursday, September 5

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

JCL Meeting, 7:20 a.m. (Room #35)

NHS Officer Meeting at lunch (Library)

Lady Saints Volleyball at Jennings

Saints Swim Meet at SPAR

Friday, September, 6

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

Lady Saints Volleyball at Westlake Tournament

Saints Football vs Crowley, 7 p.m. (Cougar Stadium)

Diocesan Middle School Retreat

Contact Information

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