Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School | Thurs., Jan. 13, 2022

From the Desk of Our Principal

What a week it has been! As we navigate the ever-changing health and safety concerns, know that in-person learning is a top priority. While we were a bit strained with teacher absences this week, our numbers seem to be reasonable. Thank you for your diligence and support in keeping our Saints healthy.


On a more positive note, the Pavilion is near completion and we can't wait to house all of our Saints under one roof! As the leader of the school, being responsible for YOUR hard-earned tuition dollars is of utmost importance to me. To clarify some confusion or questions about the Pavilion:


  • The school's first option for a large gathering space was to repair the K gym and it was late this past summer that for numerous reasons with FEMA funding and from a construction/architect perspective, that option was eliminated.
  • After that delay, the Pavilion research was completed as the most viable option and all work contracted is within FEMA requirements.
  • Though the cost of the Pavilion has been funded by the school, it is reimbursable by FEMA and we have already submitted the request for reimbursement.
  • The Pavilion will be able to be moved as part of the new campus master plan.
  • All large decisions such as this are vetted through numerous school groups - Finance Committee, Advisory Council, Board of Pastors.
  • These school groups are made up of stakeholders with professional expertise and outside expertise or guidance is also sought out as necessary.
  • Should you ever want to volunteer in this capacity, please let me know.


I hope these bullet points provide a brief insight into the decisions made for YOUR Saint. As I have stated before, it's important to plan for the future but it is vitally important to RUN THE MILE WE ARE IN for these Saints. They deserve the best we can provide and I hope you have confidence in the decisions we make. It is always about the kids and I don't forget that. Look for a video tour next week.




Blessings,

Mia Touchet

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Mrs. Mary LeDoux - A true Saint

Mrs. Mary was a beloved part of our Saints community and we will miss her greatly. No doubt she's shaking things up in heaven!

January Lunch Orders

Click here to fill out the form for January lunch orders.

~ACADEMICS~

Team Teaching Saints

Ms. Guth & Mrs. LeJeune teamed up to teach freshmen about research and databases.


Each time our students read a piece of literature, they always have so many good questions. They are curious and inquisitive, and they are passionate and determined to know the answers. This allows them to research using the tools we have available to them!

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Senior Counseling Meetings

Graduation is just a few short months away! Seniors and their parents are invited to schedule meetings with their counselors to finish any college applications or learn about scholarships and FAFSA.

Last names A-J: Ms. Aycock (kaycock@slchs.org)

Last names K-Z: Mrs. Segura (esegura@slchs.org)

2022 - 2023 Scheduling

The counseling team will host parent meetings in the Pavillion to review course selections and other pertinent information for the upcoming school year.


  • Class of 2023 - Monday, February 7 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Class of 2024 - Wednesday, February 16 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Class of 2025 - Wednesday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Class of 2026 - Tuesday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m.

~FAITH LIFE~

Miraculous Saints

Freshman Aila Brassieur was involved in an accident over the Christmas break. She was wearing this SLCHS soccer sweatshirt and the paramedics had to quickly cut it off of her in the ambulance. When the family received the sweatshirt back from the hospital it was blood stained and cut into pieces. Their talented friend and seamstress, Mrs. Tran (grandmother to senior, Taylor Tran), was able to stitch it back together with this orange thread.


What an incredible symbolism of being broken and put back together for a still perfect fit regardless of the scars!


The Brassieurs are so thankful for all of the support from SLCHS. They really believe the support, love and prayers are why Aila is expected to have a full recovery; and they are so grateful.

Hard as Nails is Returning to St. Louis

We are so excited to have Hard as Nails Ministries and Justin Fatica return to St. Louis during Catholic Schools Week on February 2. A lot has happened since the last time they were here with us in 2020, and they are excited to come to share the day with us. In preparation for their arrival, we are looking for a few people to sponsor the event either monetarily or by providing meals or housing for the missionaries. If you would like to help out in any way, please let Bit Thompson know at ethompson@slchs.org.

~STUDENT LIFE~

Guest Speaker on Friday, January 14

This Friday we will have the incredible opportunity to hear from Fr. Jeff Bayhi, who founded the Metanoia House in Zachary, which is a home for young women who have been sexually abused or trafficked. See this site for more information on Metanoia House: https://www.metanoia-inc.org/about. We will gather on the field to hear Fr. Bayhi's presentation, so you may bring a blanket to sit on.


We will also have a spirit dress day on Friday for $1, so you can wear any SLC shirt/outerwear, jeans with no holes, and school shoes or tennis shoes.


All proceeds will benefit Metanoia House. Please see the adjusted schedule for Friday.

Around Athletics

Girls Basketball

Our defending Division II State Champions began defense of their District 4-3A title Tuesday night with a 60-45 win over Jennings at Burton Coliseum. Leading the way were Myca Trail with 14 points, Paris Guillory with 11 and Raven Guillory with 10. Trail and Paris Guillory were honored in a ceremony before the game for scoring milestones – Trail for scoring 2,000 career points and Paris for tallying 1,000. Up next is another district matchup at LCCP at 6:00 on Friday.

Boys Basketball

The boys basketball team will tip off district play on Tuesday at Burton Coliseum when they host defending district champion South Beauregard. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:15 after the girls game. Admission is FREE for students and faculty with their student IDs.

Soccer

The girls and boys soccer teams return to the pitch tonight when they travel to take on district opponent Kaplan. The girls will kick off at 5:30 and the boys will follow at approximately 7:00. Both teams are ranked 6th in the most recent Division III power ratings.

Wrestling

The Saints wrestling teams will be in action in a pair of tournaments this weekend. Defending State Champion Luke Caballero, who won his weight class in last weekend’s Brusly Invitational, will be competing in the prestigious Louisiana Classics tournament in Gonzales, while the rest of the squad will be competing in Rayne. Junior Hank Milligan also won in Brusly last week in his first tournament since returning from a football injury.

Indoor Track & Field

The two-time defending State Champion girls squad, along with a pair of boy athletes, will be in action at the prestigious Carl Lewis Invitational at the University of Houston Friday and Saturday. The squads had four podium finishes at last weekend’s season-opening LSU High School Classic, getting third place finishes from pole vaulter Mason Abshire and high jumper Maci Fontenot. Junior distance runner Ella Segura earned a pair of podium finishes, placing third in the 800 meters and second in the 3200 meters in school-record time.

SAINTS PROM TIME ~ Saturday, February 12, 2022

One of the beautiful and unique aspects of Catholic Education is having the school community immersed in the Liturgical calendar as well as academic. Because the Lenten season falls from March 2nd until Easter, we determined that February would be a better date than the end of April. We know everyone is anxious to begin planning so please be reminded of the dress code rules for all who are attending. At this time, dates from other schools WILL be allowed to attend. Should new LDH or CDC guidelines come out, we will reevaluate things as needed.


With the February 12th Prom date approaching, many of you have started looking for your suits and dresses. Please keep in mind the dress code below when shopping. Reminder – It is your job to check with administration before purchasing a dress if

you are unsure.


  • Formal attire is required. This includes tuxedos, suits (jacket, tie, dress shirt, and slacks), and formal dresses.
  • Dress shirt must remain on and buttoned during prom. Coats may be taken off while dancing.
  • Students may only wear hats that are considered formal wear – no baseball caps.
  • Shoes are required.
  • Sunglasses are not to be worn.
  • Piercings are prohibited when worn in any visible body part other than the ear. Boys are not allowed to have piercings in the ear.
  • Boys must wear suits or tuxedos. Girls must wear dresses.

Prom Dresses
  • should not be shorter than fingertip length. This includes the slits in dresses.
  • Should not be low cut in the back.
  • Should not reveal cleavage. No plunging necklines allowed.
  • Should not have sheer, skin-toned fabric that gives the illusion of bare skin in areas that should not be bare. No see-through material.
  • No two-piece dresses with midriff showing.


Please be responsible when choosing your dress for Prom. If you arrive and your dress is not appropriate, you will have to leave Prom. If you have a question about the dress you might choose, email a picture to dlarocca@slchs.org to have it approved.

Saints Ambassadors

Ambassadors will be required to attend Open House January 31st. There will be an Ambassador meeting next week during House Time to discuss assignments. We are so excited to have you share your love of St. Louis Catholic with our Future Saints! If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Ieyoub.

~LAGNIAPPE~

Covid Corner

Covid Reporting

17 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.

Planned Giving & Endowed Scholarships

Planned giving, or gift planning, is a form of long-term charitable giving that allows individual donors to make larger gifts over a period of time. Planned giving may come in the form of fixed donations over several years or asset donations as part of a last will and testament, among other strategies. As with any gift to the St. Louis Catholic Foundation, a planned gift, once it is received, becomes part of the Foundation’s investments and benefits the school in perpetuity.


Endowed scholarships are sponsored through a one-time donation, with tuition for recipients derived from the interest on the initial sum in subsequent years in accordance with the Foundation’s reinvestment strategy. Donors may name the scholarship or remain anonymous and may outline the criteria for recipients, as long as it is consistent with our Catholic principles. Criteria may, for example, include academic accomplishments or financial need.


If you are interested or have further questions, please reach out to Ashley Ivey-Atkins.

Patron Saint - Pillar Partners