Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School | Thurs., Feb. 24, 2022

From the Desk of Our Principal

The four pillars of our school are easily recognizable within this newsletter. What an exceptional example of wonder, as our students use their talents and train with the pursuit of excellence, in recent endeavors. This week alone, choir members received Superior ratings, the athletic teams continue to excel - especially the Saints Basketball team winning at the buzzer last night. Individual athletes won individual state titles and within the classroom, students gathered to prepare for the upcoming ACT. Read below for more information.


We are far from finished for the year! Let's gather as a community to continue to support our Saints within the classroom and beyond. Enjoy the much-needed break and let us prepare our hearts for the Lenten season.


Go Saints Forever!

Mia Touchet

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WONDER - Taking time to contemplate God's creation

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~STUDENT LIFE~

3x State Champions! Girls Indoor Track - read below for details

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Let's finish this! Lady Saints compete in State Championship

Around Athletics

Track & Field

In an unprecedented performance, the girls indoor track and field team won their third consecutive state championship Saturday at LSU. The Lady Saints outpointed second-place Episcopal by a whopping 46 points, 111-65, to earn the title. The girls scored in all 14 events and earned podium spots in all but two. The boys team earned two podium spots as well.


Scoring points were:


  • Ella Segura 26.5 (1st 3200, 2nd 1600, 3rd 800, 1st 4 x 400 relay)
  • Kenzie Touchet 25 (1st 60 hurdles, 1st 400, 1st 4 x 200 relay, 1st 4 x 400 relay)
  • Tia Reder 18 (1st triple jump, 2nd long jump)
  • Mason Abshire 10 (1st pole vault)
  • Hannah Boullion 8.5 (3rd 400, 1st 4 x 400 relay)
  • Amerie Guillory 8 (2nd shot put)
  • Maci Fontenot 6 (3rd high jump)
  • Shelby Willis 5 (1st 4 x 200 relay, 1st 4 x 400 relay)
  • Arden Turner 3.5 (6th 60, 1st 4 x 200 relay)
  • Genesis Bass 2.5 (1st 4 x 200 relay)
  • Ali Myers 2 (5th pole vault)
  • Jonah Austin 1.5 (3rd 4 x 800 relay)
  • William Bright 1.5 (3rd 4 x 800 relay)
  • Elizabeth Buttross 1.5 (3rd 4 x 800 relay)
  • Mary Claire Groves 1.5 (3rd 4 x 800 relay)
  • Cody Lyons 1.5 (3rd 4 x 800 relay)
  • Mollie Maze 1.5 (3rd 4 x 800 relay)
  • Deacon Stantz 1.5 (3rd 4 x 800 relay)
  • Kendal Touchet 1.5 (3rd 4 x 800 relay)



Girls Basketball

Senior Myca Trail scored 24 points and junior Paris Guillory added 22 to lead girls basketball to a 61-35 win over Ben Franklin Tuesday in Westwego. With the win, the Lady Saints advance to the Division II state championship game for the fourth consecutive year. The team will play for their second straight championship at 5:15 on Thursday.

Tickets may be prepurchased at https://app.slocaltix.com/#_=_. Please note that tickets are only available via this link. For those unable to attend, the game will be live-streamed at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/lhsaa/gamd375314976.

Boys Basketball

Senior Bryson Hardy made a three-pointer with two seconds remaining to lift the Saints to a 43-42 road win over Ben Franklin in the regional round of the Division II playoffs. Hardy scored 14 and fellow senior Mika Ducote added 12 to lead the team. Up next is a quarterfinal matchup at Liberty Magnet in Baton Rouge Saturday at 5 p.m. LET'S PACK THE HOUSE!

Powerlifting
Senior Cody LeBato advanced to the state powerlifting meet thanks to his performance at last week’s West regional meet. LeBato is seeded third thanks to his 470 lb. squat, 275 lb. bench press and 490 lb. dead lift. He will be competing on March 24 at Ewing-Fant Coliseum in Monroe for the state championship.

House System

Last Friday, we held our 3rd Quarter House Competition in the new Pavilion. Each mentor group created a mini Mardi Gras float and displayed them while we held the finals of the Dodgeball tournament. St. Joan of Arc won both the Mardi Gras Float Competition and the Dodgeball Tournament! Individual float awards went to Mrs. LeJeune's group, Coach Yoder's group, and Mrs. Baggett's group. Congratulations to all our Houses for competing well and earning House points!

Choir

EVERY ENSEMBLE AND EVERY SOLOIST RECEIVED A SUPERIOR RATING! THAT IS THE BEST RATING AWARDED & EACH WILL BE RECEIVING STATE MEDALS FOR THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS!


COMPETITORS WERE:


ENSEMBLES:

Mixed Ensemble - SUPERIOR - MADELINE EDWARDS, NEELY KHAN, BROOKE MILES, MAGGIE NICKEL, MILLIE THOMPSON, ADRIENNE WARD, MEGAN UGHOVWA, CONNOR LYONS, JACQUES METOYER, COLIN TANNER, JAMES THOMPSON (singing IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL)


Men's Ensemble - SUPERIOR - CONNOR LYONS, JACQUES METOYER, COLIN TANNER, JAMES THOMPSON (singing RIU, RIU, CHIU)


Ladies Ensemble - SUPERIOR - ADLEY ARDOIN, MADELINE EDWARDS, NEELY KHAN, BROOKE MILES, MAGGIE NICKEL, MILLIE THOMPSON, ADRIENNE WARD, MEGAN UGHOVWA (singing TSHOTSHOLOZA)


SOLOISTS:

MAGGIE NICKEL - SUPERIOR (singing HOMEWARD BOUND)

MILLIE THOMPSON - SUPERIOR (singing GREENSLEEVES)

ADRIENNE WARD - SUPERIOR (singing PANIS ANGELICUS)

COLIN TANNER - SUPERIOR (singing BLOW, YE WINDS)

ADLEY ARDOIN - SUPERIOR (singing THE WATER IS WIDE)

JAMES THOMPSON - SUPERIOR (singing ACROSS THE WESTERN OCEAN)

MEGAN UGHOVWA - SUPERIOR (singing THE CRADLE SONG)

NEELY KHAN - SUPERIOR (singing MONDNACHT)


That coupled with our HONOR CHORUS REPRESENTATIVES: MAGGIE NICKEL, MILLIE THOMPSON, KAREN NAQUIN, ADRIENNE WARD, JAMILYN ORO, COLIN TANNER & JAMES THOMPSON.....

and our ALL-STATE REPRESENTATIVE: JAMES THOMPSON......

and our NATIONAL PERFORMANCE SERIES PARTICIPANT, NEELY KHAN.....

SLCHS CONCERT CHOIR is off to a very successful SPRING SEMESTER!!

~ACADEMICS~

Next Week's Schedule

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VACATION AND TRAVEL ABSENCES

REMINDER - all travel absences should be pre-approved by the administration and are still subject to attendance rules and policies.

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. More information regarding dismissal time and items to bring will be sent via email next week.


All SLCHS students have a subscription to PrepFactory, an ACT prep website. Through a series of diagnostic quizzes, a student’s strengths and weaknesses are assessed. Study Plans can be created or teachers can assign specific skills to students. Test strategy is also included with practice sets and detailed breakdowns of how to attack test questions. If a student needs help signing up, they may ask their math teacher or click this link to join the SLCHS class.

Prep Factory

Factors & Functions on the Promenade

The Precalculus Honors class is currently reviewing quadratic functions. The students participated in a scavenger hunt whereby they practiced factoring quadratic functions. Mrs. Shumaker definitely knows how to put the fun in FUNctions!

Grilling Up Jam

Ms. McHale's Baking & Pastries class experimented with homemade strawberry jam using the grill!

~FAITH LIFE~

Adoration for our Saints Community

Here at St Louis Catholic, we are always looking for opportunities to allow our students to grow in their faith and spend time with our Lord. It is when we sit at the feet of Jesus that we are able to discern our hearts and slow down and listen to His voice. We will be having adoration each Friday during Lent here on campus. We would also like to invite parents to come on campus and adore our Lord. Here is a link for parents to sign up for our adoration next Friday, March 4th. Please sign up and spend a Holy Hour with Jesus.

~ADMISSIONS & ADVANCEMENT~

Hall of Fame Nomination

The St. Louis Catholic High School Hall of Fame honors any individual – living or deceased – who has demonstrated outstanding abilities, leadership, character, heroism, dedication and patriotism. Hall of Fame honorees’ life and accomplishments are an inspiration to St. Louis Catholic students and all our Saints.

Nominees are considered based on the following criteria:

  • Boldly living their faith and exemplifying the principles of the Gospel
  • Dedication to humanity
  • Reputation within the community
  • Service to St. Louis Catholic High School

Alumni must have graduated from St. Louis Catholic High School at least 10 years ago, but nominees need not have attended St. Louis Catholic. Non-alumni who have been associated with St. Louis Catholic High School, Landry Memorial, St. Charles Academy or Sacred Heart at least 10 years prior to nomination are also considered. This may include staff members, board members or other involved individuals.

New members are named to the Hall of Fame annually. We welcome suggestions from our community. Nominate someone for the hall of fame by clicking here or scanning the QR code. Nominations due no later than March 23, 2022.

Don't Wait to Secure Your Spot!

Application & Enrollment is OPEN! To apply for a new student or re-enroll your current Saint visit our website www.slchs.org.


  • If you have a current family & are applying for a sibling, you can do so once you are logged into your account by the apply/enrollment tab. You no longer need to create a new account for each sibling.
  • New families should click on the navy APPLY NOW tab. Follow the prompts. If you haven’t paid the application fee at the end, then your application hasn’t been submitted.
  • If you have a current family & are applying for a sibling, you can do so once you are logged into your account by the apply/enrollment tab. You no longer need to create a new account for each sibling.
  • TIPS- Make sure to click the “Save/Next” button at the very bottom of each screen.

Saints Spring Fest Sponsor Opportunity

The Saints Spring Fest is an event for the whole family! We will kick it off Friday night with our Hall of Fame Dinner with music by the Tugboats! Saturday will be a day for the kids and family with carnival games, food, Miss St. Louis Pageant, Cake Walk, Fine Arts Show, Movie Premier & much much more! Sponsorships are available now! Tickets will go on sale after the Mardi Gras break. If you have any questions or would like to become a sponsor, please click here or email mfontenot@slchs.org.

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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.

February & March Lunch Orders

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

  • Click here to fill out the form for March lunch orders.

~LAGNIAPPE~

Yearbook Ads Are Due Very Soon

Senior ads are due by Feb. 28 Purchase a yearbook by March 31 for free ice cream.

Covid Corner

Covid Reporting

Zero 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