Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, February 14, 2019

HALO HIGHLIGHT

Dear Saints Parents,


We are carefully preparing for the 2019-2020 school year. Most of you have completed your online re-enrollment forms. If you have not, we encourage you to do so now, as the deadline is tomorrow (Feb. 15). It looks as though most of the issues have been resolved with our new integrated FACTS system. Thank you again for your patience. Knowing our numbers early allows us to better prepare for the coming year.


New student acceptance letters will start arriving next week! We look forward to welcoming our new Saints through various events coming this spring. We have compiled a list of important dates and information for new students - Please take the time to read through the information and announcements. I encourage new families to begin the habit of reading Halo Notes regularly so you can stay informed with all things St. Louis Catholic.


For Our Saints,

Heather Ieyoub

Director of Admissions


Records Week - February 18-22

(*If your child attends a Diocesan school then their records will be sent to us from their current school.)

Please submit the following forms to our front office next week:

-Permanent Grade Records

-Health and Medical Records

-Immunization Record

-Most recent Report Card

-Updated Service Plan (IEP, 504)

-Birth Certificate

-Transcript

-Social Security Card

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.

Reminder: High School Placement Test is Saturday at SLCHS

An important reminder that all incoming freshman students who have applied to St. Louis Catholic must take the high school placement test this Saturday, Feb. 16. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with testing at 8 a.m. in the Cafeteria. Please bring two #2 pencils. Calculators may not be be used on any part of the test.


**If your student is unable to attend Feb. 16, a makeup date is available on Saturday, March 30, at 8 a.m. Please note, however, they must take the test on one of these dates so we can properly evaluate their scores and ensure they are placed in the right classes.**


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


**Tomorrow (Feb. 15) is the last day to apply for 2019-2020. If you have any questions or issues with completing your application, please contact Director of Admissions Heather Ieyoub at 436-7275 Ext. 244 as soon as possible.**

Please Attend our Course Selection Fair Feb. 27

The Course Selection Fair is for all students who will be attending St. Louis Catholic next year, including incoming freshmen. On. Feb. 27 from 5-6:30 p.m., your children will have the opportunity to ask teachers questions about various courses and inquire about the rigor of some courses as well, as they start to plan ahead for next year's classes. You'll also get a sneak preview of new courses coming in 2019, so please join us for any or all of the evening on Feb. 27! If you have any questions, please contact Susan Holmes.

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!


Be sure to check out Halo Notes every week for a highlight of the event. For volunteer opportunities, please contact Ashley Ivey-Atkins. #staygolden

Senior Save the Dates

St. Louis Catholic seniors should mark the following key dates on their calendars:


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)

AP/Dual Enrollment Presentation Available on our Website

Thank you to everyone who attended our AP/Dual Enrollment Info Session on Monday night! The evening's materials are available here for your reference.


We are eager to share the news of our students who have been accepted to college! Please remind your seniors to show us their letter(s) of acceptance (digital or paper) in the Counseling Office, and we will take a picture to post on our "#Accepted" wall as well as share it on the St. Louis Catholic Facebook, Twitter & Instagram pages (only if permission is granted). Seniors may come to the Counseling Office during an off period, break, lunch, before or after school.

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.

Want to Travel to Ireland with SLCHS? Come to a Meeting Feb. 21

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 for students and parents on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. One parent must be in attendance. RSVP for the meeting by Wednesday, Feb. 20 by visiting this link.


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

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Choir Earns Competition Honors

Earlier this month, seven choir students represented St. Louis Catholic at the District V Vocal Music Teachers Association Honor Chorus: seniors Lauren Godeaux and Benjamin Tanner, juniors J-Allen Manuel and Olivia Rupert, sophomores Lay’Sha Turner and Christian Wise, and freshman Juliet Riviere.


Choir director and Saints alumna Colette Tanner also received a Teacher of the Year Award! Read more.

Around Saints Athletics

It has been quite a week to be a Saint! Over the weekend, the wrestling team earned a runner-up finish at the state tournament, propelled by junior Alex Yokubaitis winning the individual title at 120 pounds. Read more.


The Sweethearts also competed in Showtime International’s San Antonio Spectacular Dance Competition. They won a Sweepstakes Award and Judges Award for high scores, and the team placed first in the modern dance division and second in the kick, pom and lyrical divisions. Congratulations, ladies!


The Lady Saints soccer team advanced to the state semifinals with an upset Monday night at Archbishop Hannan, so they will travel to No. 1 Vandebilt Catholic Friday at 5:30 p.m. with a spot in the state finals on the line. Read more.


The girls basketball team will start its playoff run Monday, Feb. 18, in Krajicek Gym as the No. 2 seed in Division II after a 12-0 district championship-winning season. Come and cheer on the Lady Saints! Read more.


Good luck to the following student athletes at the state indoor track meet Saturday at LSU: Matthew Aleshire, Morgan Evans, Maci Fontenot, Brianna Guillory, Cade Lavergne, Gabriel Meyer, John Savoy and Christian Tabor!

Saints Cheerleading Tryout Packets Available Now; 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.*


A special congratulations to the Saints cheerleaders for winning their second national championship of the season this past weekend in New Orleans! Read more.

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.

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.

Mardi Gras Beads for Sale Sunday at Autism Society of SWLA

The Autism Society of Southwest Louisiana will be selling Mardi Gras beads this Sunday, Feb. 17, from 1 p.m. until all are sold.


The sale will take place at Affordable Storage (4401 Brown Street; Lake Charles, LA 70607). Questions? Call Geri Landry at 433-5662.

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.

Tech Talk with Melanie LeJeune

Shout out to OneNote Avenger Christopher Zareck, whose help prompted a student to email Mrs. LeJeune to let her know how much he appreciated having an Avenger in his class who could take care of his computer issues in a “timely manner.” Way to go, Chris!

Library Talk

The library hosted a Book Party for Chemistry teacher Caleb Monroe, and it was a great success with a lively crowd for both the morning and afternoon sessions. Thanks to those who attended! The Landry Library does have his three books available to check out, and you can also purchase them at these links:

Join us as St. Louis Catholic reads Mr. Monroe's first book, Breaking Free. This is optional for students, but we hope many will participate in our first school-wide Saints Read event. Below is a recommended schedule if you’d like to read along with us.

"Breaking Free" Recommended Reading Schedule

Week of Feb. 18

Chapters 1-3


Week of Feb. 25

Chapters 4-6


Week of March 4

Chapters 7-11


Week of March 11

Chapters 12-14


Week of March 18

Chapters 15-17


Week of March 25

Chapters 18-20


Book End Party: April 3

7:20 a.m. or 2:40 p.m.

Please Note: Late Start for Students Feb. 21

We have planned four upcoming faculty meetings that will affect students' report time. Supervision will be provided for students who still need to arrive at the usual time. Please note the schedule changes on the following days:


  • Thursday, February 21: B Period will move to the Mass slot on Wednesday. The schedule will be - Faculty Meeting-C-E-G-H. Classes are 70 minutes each. Students report at 8:59 a.m.

  • Thursday, March 7: The schedule will be - Faculty Meeting-A-B-C-D. Classes are 70 minutes each. Students report at 8:59 a.m.

  • Friday, March 8: The schedule will be - Faculty Meeting-E-F-G-H. Classes are 70 minutes each. Students report at 8:59 a.m.

  • Thursday, April 18: The schedule will be - Faculty Meeting-C-Guest Speaker-Stations of the Cross. Students report at 8:59 a.m. Dismissal will be at 12:30 p.m.

Partner School Save the Dates

Partner School 6th Grade Movie Night is 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!

Upcoming Events

Friday, Feb. 15

Schedule A-C-D-F-G

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

Lady Saints Soccer semifinal playoff game at Vandebilt Catholic, 5:30 p.m.

JV Baseball at Sulphur Jamboree, 6 p.m. (McMurray Park)

Lady Saints Softball at South Beauregard Tournament

Saints Basketball at LCCP


Saturday, Feb. 16

High School Placement Test for Incoming Freshmen, 8 a.m. - noon (SLCHS Cafeteria)

Lady Saints Softball at South Beauregard Tournament

Powerlifting at West Monroe High School

State Indoor Track Championship (LSU)


Monday, Feb. 18

Schedule A-B-E-F-H

Prom Week

Mardi Gras Monday Dress Day

Admin Team Meeting, 9 a.m.

Saints Tennis vs. Sulphur, 3 p.m. (Ward 3 Courts)

Lady Saints Basketball vs. Academy of our Lady or De La Salle, time TBD (Krajicek Gym)

Saints Baseball vs. Barbe, JV at 4 p.m. & Varsity at 6:30 p.m. (Legion Field)


Tuesday, Feb. 19

Schedule B-C-D-E-G

Tye Dye (70’s) Tuesday Dress Day

NHS New Member Candidate Information Meeting, 7:20 a.m. (Library)

Saints Tennis at Teurlings, 3:30 p.m. (Lafayette)

Lady Saints Softball at Rosepine, 5 p.m.

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


Wednesday, Feb. 20

Schedule A-B-D-F-H

Prom Committee Meeting, 7:20 a.m. (Room #27)

NHS New Member Candidate Information Meeting, 2:50 p.m. (Library)

Saints Baseball vs. Sam Houston, JV at 4:00 p.m. & Varsity at 6:00 p.m. (Legion Field)


Thursday, Feb. 21

Schedule Late Start/Faculty Meeting-C-E-G-H

Throw Back (80’s & 90’s)Thursday Dress Day

State Soccer

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

Lady Saints Softball vs. Notre Dame, 5 p.m. (College Oaks Park)

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


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)

State Soccer

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 (TBA)

Saints Tennis in Texas Tournament (Port Arthur)


Saturday, Feb. 23

State Soccer

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 (TBA)

District Literary Rally, (McNeese)

District V Solo & Ensemble Festival

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

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