St. Louis Catholic School News

April 24, 2019

Principal's Corner

Henry Giesting Creates Cardinal For Principal

SLS second grader Henry Giesting created a cardinal out of clay in art class. Once completed, Henry gave the cardinal to me. What a talented and kind young man!

Kights of St. John Scholarship

The Knights of St. John is offering the two $500 scholarships again this year (one boy and one girl) for any student planning to attend a Catholic high school next year.

Interested students should submit a short (one page) essay to Mr. Moeller, explaining why they want to continue their education at a Catholic high school. The deadline for submitting the essay is Friday, May 3.

Chad Moeller

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Calendar of Events

  • April 24th - Track @ Jac-Cen-Del, 4:30 pm
  • April 25th - Golf @ Wyaloosing, 4:30 pm
  • April 25th - VFW-Music Awards, 6:00 pm
  • April 28th - SLS Art Exhibit, after Mass from 9-12:30
  • April 29th - Golf @ Cricket Ridge, 5:00 pm
  • April 29th - Track @ Southwestern, 5:00 pm
  • May 1st - Track @ South Ripley, 5:00 pm
  • May 1st - Kindergarten field trip to Taft Theatre
  • May 3rd - May Crowning--All School Mass, 8th grade
  • May 3rd - 1st Communion Reflection Day, 8-1:00 in old gym
  • May 3rd - 2nd grade to Weberdings, 9:40-11:00.
  • May 5th - First Holy Communion Day (2nd grade)
  • May 8th - All School Mass, 7th grade
  • May 8th - 7th grade field trip
  • May 8th - Academic Meet, Lasalle, 8th grade
  • May 9th - Jr. High to OA all day (Musical practice)
  • May 9th - Academic Meet, Lasalle, 7th grade
  • May 10th - 3rd grade field trip to Ispace
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May Crowning

Each year the junior high teachers vote for (2) 8th graders to crown Mary during our May Crowning celebration. This year Audrey & Nate have been chosen for this honor. These are 2 special young people who have a big heart, are willing to help others, and represent our school in a manner of which we are very proud.

May Crowning is on Friday, May 3, during the 8:00 Mass. Congratulations, Audrey & Nate!

Kateri Paul
St. Louis School


Chocolate Sales- Money due Friday!

When sending in payments for the chocolate, make sure your child's name and homeroom teacher are listed on the money envelope. For better record keeping, a check made out to SLS PTO would be preferred in case there is a discrepancy. If you are not able to do this, just make sure the right amount is in the envelope. All boxes are $60 and the continental almonds are $120. Once your payment comes in, your child will receive their out of uniform pass. All money is due no later than Friday, April 26th.

Carnations for May Crowning

Students may order carnations for May Crowning which will take place on Friday, May 3. Send $1.00 in an envelope with the student's name marked on it by Tuesday, April 30. Pre-ordered carnations will be delivered to students on the morning of May Crowning, so they can add them to their classroom vase.

Students may also bring in flowers from home to add to the vases. Carnations will only be available through school for those that order by 4/30.

PTO Scholarships

The PTO scholarship is available to any SLS graduating 8th grade student who will be attending a Catholic high school. PTO will award up to four (4) individual $500 scholarships to be presented at graduation. Forms were distributed to students on Tuesday at school and e-copies were sent to parents. Applications are due back by Thursday, May 2. As a reminder, the application must include all parts required or it will not be reviewed. No late entries will be accepted.

New PTO Officer Needed

The current PTO President (Jill Weberding), Treasurer (Jane Lieland) and Secretary (Natalie Wanstrath) are planning to return next year. Please consider the VP position posted. It’s a fun time! Contact Jill Weberding or 865-250-5908 to find our more information.

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SLS Book Fair

The SLS "BOGO" book fair is taking place this week each morning from 7:10 am to 7:55 am. If you haven't made it in yet, we'd love to see you tomorrow or Friday--come check out all the great books we have available!

Also, a big THANK YOU to all those that came out yesterday to visit our book fair and enjoy "Muffins for Moms", and to all of our volunteers that helped things run smoothly!

Thank you,

Kim Schrank

SLS Librarian

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Pop Tab Wars

Pop Tab Wars 2019

Student Council will be sponsoring the annual pop tab collection from Monday, April 15th until Monday, May 5th. To date, SLS has collected over 1,900 pounds of pop tabs that are donated to the Ronald McDonald House. They are able to receive cash for the recycled pop tabs and the money is used to support the Ronald McDonald House. Students may bring in pop tabs to the table upstairs outside of the jr. high wing. Tabs can also be dropped off at the office in a baggie with your student's grade level clearly marked.

For every 10 gallons of tabs that a grade level collects, that grade level will receive an out of the uniform pass. Contact for additional questions.

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Seventh grade students dissected frogs with a partner during science class last week. This year in science they have studied all systems of the human body. They are comparing and contrasting the frog anatomy to the human anatomy. Students have learned many interesting facts about all the systems of the body and how they work.
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SLS Art Exhibit

The Saint Louis School art exhibit will be held on Sunday, April 28, from 9 - 12:30, after the morning Masses. Come walk through the halls, have a doughnut, and see what our Saint Louis students have created this school year. Everyone is welcome!

Mrs. Betty Frey

SLS Art Teacher

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Library News

I will be sending out late notices the first week of May to anyone with an over due library book. Please have your students return any outstanding books they have ASAP. Also, the final week to check out library books will be the last week in April.

Thank you,

Kim Schrank

SLS Librarian

Parents Wanted

SLS will be having a field day the last student day! We are in need of parents to come and help out. Joan has sent out an email from sign up genius to help you all see what is available and what we need help with. I like to give you as much notice as possible and understand this is a month and a half away. We appreciate any time you can give to us for this day.

Our field day will be held at the Liberty Park if there is no rain, and if it rains I will keep you posted. Getting set up in the morning would be a great help, filtering a spot while the kids are here is amazing, and helping take it all down would also be great. It will be a super fun day for the kids, teachers, and parents! Let me know if you can help out, and I will send out an email when the time gets closer.

Thanks so much for your time and being AWESOME! If you have questions contact me (not Joan) as I have the answers you're wanting. Thank you!!

Erin Trenkamp

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McTeacher Night

What a great evening!l! Thank you to everyone involved in McTeachers Night last our SLS Teachers and staff that volunteered to work, to all the SLS families that came out to support us, and most especially to Missy Cooper and McDonalds for allowing us to do this again. A great time was had by all!
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Additional subs needed at St. Louis

We are in desperate need of a few more warm, caring, dependable substitute teachers here at SLS. Candidates are required to have 2 years (aprox 30 credit hours) of college, or a substitute teaching license. Anyone interested in applying should stop in the school office and pick up a packet of paperwork. Please call the school office at 812-934-3310, or email me at with any questions you might have.

Just an additional note.........

The potential sub can be a commuting college student that has a "free" day during the week where they might be available. It could be a retired adult who wants to stay active, but not TOO busy. It could be a grandparent who would just like to volunteer a day now and then, or someone who just needs a little extra income. Subs come in all shapes and sizes, and are not required to give any more than they want to. Any amount of help you can provide is appreciated, and you always have the option of saying "NO" any time I call. Thank you for considering!

Joan Riedeman

SLS Admin. Assistant

Joan's T-shirt Printing

End Of Year Sale for St. Louis Spiritwear (hoodies and t-shirts) is going on now! Hurry, limited items available on sale at All SLS Spiritwear orders placed by the end of this month will be delivered to the school by May15th! Our school gets back 20% from each item purchased!
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Uniform Exchange Dates

Please see below for the current schedule of "uniform exchange" dates.

If you have any questions, or need additional information, you may email Amy Tonges at, and she will be happy to help you. Thank you!

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Field trip fun

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Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Mark your calendars! Our next monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, May 8th, 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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~~Volunteer Schedule below~~

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St Louis Golf Match

The St Louis Golf team faced off against St Mary’s of Greensburg, Thursday night. The rain stayed away, for the most part, but the Cardinals couldn’t hold off the Knights. The final score was St Mary’s 221 and St Louis 206. Scoring for the Cardinals were Jackson Wanstrath, Cael Rahe, Eli Weiler, and Eli Vogelsang.

Go Cardinals!
Coach Streator

St Louis Golf Match - 4/22

The St Louis Golf team faced off, Monday night, against tough North Decatur and Batesville teams at North Branch. Final scores for the teams were St Louis (228), North Decatur (202), and Batesville (194). Scoring for the Cardinals were Jackson Wanstrath, Cael Rahe, Rhea Miller, and Eli Vogelsang. The Cardinals’ next match is Thursday, April 25th, at Wyaloosing Golf course against South Decatur and St Mary’s of Greensburg.

Go Cardinals!
Coach Streator

St Louis Track & Field results

The weather has continued to be good, as have the effort and results of the Saint Louis Track & Field team. The Cardinals traveled to Switzerland County on Wednesday, April 17 for a 3-way meet against Jac-Cen-Del and the host Pacers.

The girls teams was able to outscore JCD this meet, but couldn't keep up with the Pacers, and earned 2nd place team finish for the night. Both boys and girls teams showed continued improvement. Even in the windy conditions, and during a meet that was conducted quickly with little time for recovery between events, their results continue to improve over prior competitions.

Event winners were:

Allie Savage - Long Jump, 100M dash

Isabelle Wonnell - 800M run

2nd place finishes went to:

Allie Savage - 200M dash

Sadie Wachsmann - Shotput, Discus

Kate Weber - High Jump, 1600M run, 400M run

Isabelle Wonnell, Sadie Wachsmann, Ava Owens, Kate Weber - 4x400M relay

3rd place was claimed by:

Santiago Schutte - 1600M run

4th place was earned by:

Marco Canessa - 1600M run

Thomas Lohmueller - Hurdles

Ella Moster - Hurdles

Sadie Wachsmann - 800M run

Henry Wanstrath - High Jump

The Cardinals will continue competitions next week at Batesville and Jac-Cen-Del.

St Louis Track & Field results

St Louis Track & Field competed against North Decatur and Batesville at the BHS track on Monday, April 22. The St Louisgirls took second behind the Bulldogs, and the boys finished third. The strong efforts of the Cardinal team is really showing up in their continually improving times and distances, as evidenced by the number of personal records achieved at this meet.

Event winners for the Cardinals were:

Allie Savage - 200M dash

Kate Weber - High Jump

2nd place finishes went to:

Kate Weber -1600M run

Ella Moster, Lilly Schebler, Ava Owens, Lexi Scheiner - 4x200M relay

Isabelle Wonnell, Sadie Wachsmann, Abbey Wuestefeld, Kate Weber - 4x400M relay

3rd place was claimed by:

Ella Moster - Hurdles

Allie Savage - Long Jump, 100M dash

Kate Weber - 400M run

4th place was earned by:

Sadie Wachsmann - Shotput

Two-thirds of the team broke or tied their personal records, as well.

New PR's were set by:

Marc Meneses - Shotput, Discus

Lexi Scheiner - Long Jump, 400M run

Ella Moster - Hurdles

Lilly Schebler - Hurdles, Shotput (tie)

Henry Wanstrath - Hurdles, 400M run, 200M dash, High Jump (tie)

Allie Savage - 100M dash

Kate Weber - 1600M run

Santiago Schutte - 1600M run

Ava Owens - 400M run

Abbey Wuestefeld - 400M run

Sadie Wachsmann - Shotput (tie)

Isabelle Wonnell - High Jump (tie)

The Cardinals will be back in action again on Wednesday at Jac-Cen-Del.

Athletic Forms

Click here for a link to the forms.

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SAVE THE DATE - Fastest Kid in Town 2019

We hope you will join us again, or for the first time, as we cheer on the fastest kid in town, and

support a good cause while promoting healthy lifestyles! We're excited to bring back the Fastest Kid in Town, sponsored by Batesville Casket and Hillenbrand, Inc. This event will be held in downtown Batesville, IN in the Batesville Shopping Village block of East Pearl Street.

The "Fastest Kid In Town" will begin at 5 pm Saturday, August 3. Kids will race according to their age and gender with a "Fastest Kid" title to be given out for each group. Participants will range from ages 2-12, girls and boys. In conjunction with this event, the City of Batesville will be holding its annual Batesville Bash. This is fun, family event with food and activities for all ages. You will be able to register in May at

More information to come!

Fastest Kid in Town Team

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Batesville Youth Football

The 2019 Batesville Youth Football registration is now OPEN!

Batesville Youth Football offers kids in our community the opportunity to learn the game of football in a fun, safe and organized environment. With safety top of mind, we strive to teach kids the fundamentals of the game and provide the foundation for players as they move into middle and high school levels.

Please visit our website at to register by July 10th and learn more about our organization.

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GOTR 5K needs your help!

GOTR of MMHealth is celebrating 15 years this season!

The GOTR 5K is May 11 at Liberty Park and takes 100+ volunteers to make the morning a success. There are many different volunteer opportunities all of which are VERY easy! No experience required.

Are you running/walking in the 5K? No problem! There are plenty of jobs you may do that take place before and after the actual 5K! (set up, clean up, parking, face painting, happy hair, door prize)

If you are NOT running/walking in the 5K, you may help out at the water station, distribute medals, be a course marshal, distribute post race snacks, be a greeter/work finish line!

Please register here to volunteer no later than April 30:

Thank you for considering to make a difference!

Safe Sitter Training at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA

Safe Sitter Training offered at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA. Choose one of three Saturday dates: April 6, May 4, or June 8. All trainings are from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The one day Safe Sitter program prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Fee: $40. Lunch included. Please stop by or call the Y Welcome Center at 812-934-6006 to register. Questions? Contact Karen Moore at

Thank you!

Kathleen Bohman

Marketing Coordinator


30 State Road 129 South Batesville, IN 47006

(P) 812.934.6006 (F) 812.934.3593

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Kiwanis Carnival coming to Batesville

The Batesville Kiwanis host their Family Carnival at the Village Green from May 9-11, providing great family entertainment and a fun way to support the Kiwanis and their efforts in giving back to the community throughout the year. Carnival chairperson, Dennis Harmeyer noted, “Proceeds from the Carnival benefit: BIS K-Club, BHS Key Club and Kiwanis Student Leadership Academy; college scholarships available to BHS & OA students; K-Club for BIS 5th Grade Students, Cub Scouts; and the Youth Soccer program to name just a few.”

Paul Ketcham, incoming club president, added, “We greatly appreciate the public’s support of our Carnival as it, along with our Kiwanis Golf Outing and our AppleFest, provide the funds we need to make these programs available. So come downtown and support the Kiwanis’ efforts!”

May 9 - Thursday Ride Bracelet $15 5:00-10:00

May 10 - Friday Ride Bracelet $15 5:00-11:00

May 11 - Saturday Ride Bracelet $10 - 12:00-4:00

$20 - 4:00-11:00

The Batesville Kiwanis meet at 6:30 each Tuesday morning at Izzy’s at Hillcrest and new members are always welcome.

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Kids Kick Drugs at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA

Join us at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA for “Kids Kick Drugs” Saturday, May 11 from 9:00-11:30 AM. Led by Senior Master George Dwenger, the Mayor’s Youth Council and the Drug Coalition for a Drug Free Batesville.

“Kids Kick Drugs” is open to all youth and adults to participate in activities that demonstrate the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Several guest speakers including Tami Watson (retired ISP officer and self-defense instructor) and a police K-9 unit. Cost: $5 per person / $10 max per family.

Please RSVP to 812-934-6006 to ensure adequate food for lunch and other supplies. Register by May 2 and get a t-shirt at no extra cost. For youth 7 and under, it is requested parents stay for the event. The Southeastern Indiana YMCA is located at 30 State Road 129 South, Batesville, IN 47006.

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Family Fun Night - May 24th

We would love to invite all students to this FREE event that is a lot of fun and offered to encourage positive decision making, building community, and strengthening families!


Meg Applegate, RN

Community Outreach

Margaret Mary Health


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