St. Louis Catholic School News

January 9, 2019

Principal's Corner

SLS Teacher is Award Finalist

Congratulations to SLS 4th grade teacher Mrs. Jill Hollins! She has been selected as one of six finalists for the Saint Theodore Excellence in Education Award. This is the highest possible honor/award for teachers in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Caring Students

A parent wanted to make sure I knew what happened at the basketball tournament this past weekend. In the 5th grade game, a girl on the other team twisted her ankle and fell to the ground. Immediately two SLS players knelt down to comfort her and see if they could help. The SLS students who showed such compassion were Karsyn Watson and Rachel Suttmann. Karsyn and Rachel, I am so very proud of you!

Coding Grant For St. Louis School

St. Louis School received a grant from Ripley Youth Outreach through the Ripley County Community Foundation for the purchase of Cubelets. Cubelets are a set of cubes with each conducting a different function, all with the purpose of helping students learn to code. Programing Cubelets requires students to use logical thinking, patterns, and sequencing as they problem solve to create new robots. The St. Louis Fourth Grade want to thank the Youth Outreach and RCCF for their support.

Mr. Chad Moeller

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Calendar of Events

  • January 9th - Monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser, all day
  • January 9th - Athletic Board Meeting, Parish Office, 7:00 pm
  • January 10th - 7th/8th Bball @ St. Bartholomew, 6:00 pm
  • January 14th - BAAC Vocal Music competition from 2-2:30
  • January 14th - Red & White Day (all school) to support SEI Tourney Week
  • January 14th - 7th/8th Bball vs S. Ripley, 5:30 pm
  • January 15th - 7th/8th Bball @ JacCenDel, 5:30 pm
  • January 16th - All School Mass, 5th grade
  • January 16th - Robotics Competition @ Aurora Elem., 5:30 pm
  • January 17th - 7th/8th Bball @ home, SEI Finals, 5:30 pm
  • January 19th - PTO Dance--Old Gym 7:00 pm
  • January 21st - No School--Martin Luther King Day

PTO News

Soup’s On!

Due to overwhelming success, SLS will be selling dry-mix soups again this year. Forms will be distributed to students on Tuesday 1/22. All order forms and money are due by Friday, February 1st.

Coke Rewards

Thank you for sending in your Coke caps and codes from boxes. This fundraiser is doing very well! Each code ranges from 5 to 30 cents, so the codes are adding up.

Look for these participating products:

Coke Fanta Mello Yello

Sprite Minute Maid Dasani Water

Barq's Tab

Box Tops

The next competition will be starting January 18th. Which grade will be the winner??? Prize details will be coming soon!

Mark Your Calendar!

PTO Chicken Dinner @ Batesville K of C

Saturday, February 2 | 5:00-8:00 pm

Adults $10 | Children $5 | Carry-Out Available

Split the Pot | Raffle | Pull-tabs

Thanks for all of your help in supporting these great fundraisers for St. Louis School!


Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Our monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser is currently going on today, Wednesday, January 9th 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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2019 Academic Team

Congratulation to our 5th/6th grade Academic Team members!

Santiago Schutte, Henry Wanstrath, Christian Mack, Sam Laloge, Sully Hill, Adam Meer, Matt Geisen, Maxwell Richardson, Zavier Tekulve, Lucy Abplanalp, Ainsley Sipples, Felicity Brelage,
Sophia Hohenstein, Brady Wonnell, Karson Watson, Ashley Hunter, and Samuel Richardson.

Thank you,

Marisol Schutte

Cyntha Geisen

Academic Teacm Coaches

2018-2019 Yearbook Orders

We will once again be taking "pre-orders" for SLS yearbooks. We hope to have the order forms here very soon, and will be sending them home with our students ASAP. These will need to be returned, along with your payment, by the end of the month. Thank you!

Enrichment Classes

The PTO is organizing enrichment classes for this year. If you know someone with a talent to share please let us know. We would love to find an instructor for crafts, hairstyling, flower arranging, DIY projects or whatever expertise would be fun for SLS students. You can teach one or two 45 minute classes. Contact Carla Austin at 812-212-3018 or

Thank you

A BIG Thank You from Mrs. Giesting!

I have been so blessed with so many generous gifts from so many families to purchase or obtain ALP supplies. These gifts are from ALP families and some are from friends of SLS and the SLS community! I started writing thank you notes and will try to get more out, but since some gifts are from people I do not know and some gifts are from anonymous donors, I just wanted to let everyone know that I appreciate you so very much! Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU!!

My Amazon Wishlist updates every week or two. If you want to purchase an item for our class (ranging from a couple dollars to nearly $100), go here:

I also can use an Amazon or Kroger gift card to make the purchases myself (ingredients I typically buy at Kroger because they cost much less than they do on Amazon, but you may see it appear on my Amazon Wishlist.)

Again, thank you all for making ALP a fun and educational program for our kids!

God Bless You!

Mrs. Samantha Giesting

Buddy Program

Our "Buddies" program pairs up younger students with an older student at SLS. They meet monthly to read together, play together, or complete a service project together. One thing is for sure, no matter what their time together entails, it is always time well spent!
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Polar Express Day

On Wednesday, Dec. 19, St. Louis School held their third annual Polar Express Day. The night before, teachers in grades K-2 as well as several parent volunteers worked to transform the hallway entrance into the Polar Express.

Students and guests entered to a train tunnel complete with tracks, train windows looking out to Christmas scenery, Santa, the Nutcracker and the Polar Express train at the end of the “tunnel.” It was so wonderful hearing parents and students say how magical the hallway looked! Every student, no matter the grade level, enjoyed walking down the hallway that day and it sparked excitement for all children. Students were able to wear their PJ’s to school as part of the experience. Throughout the day, students took part in reading, math, and writing activities as part of their Polar Express celebration. In addition, kindergarteners went out into the hallway and added their own personal touches to the hallway scenery with drawings of snowflakes, trains, Christmas trees and other holiday pictures. Visitors came to St. Louis to experience the magical hallway, too!

Before topping off the day by watching The Polar Express with cookies and hot chocolate, students were able to have their ticket punched by “the conductor,” Mr. Moeller. And the BEST part of the whole day was when Santa surprised our class (and teachers) with bells delivered straight from the North Pole!!! You should have seen the looks on their faces when they found their gifts. Priceless!!!

We had such a great time organizing and decorating. It was even better to see how much our students enjoyed the day. We all felt like we were kids again. We had so much fun and can’t wait for the Polar Express to return next year!

Mrs. Konradi and Mrs. Farmer

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Catholic Schools Week--Locks of Love

Did you ever think you could help another person by donating your hair? As in the past, this year at our school talent show during Catholic Schools Week, we will be looking for someone to donate their hair for Locks of Love. The student or staff member willing to participate must have 10 inches of hair to donate. If you are considering doing this, please contact Mrs. Jill Hollins. Thank you!

Nurse's News

With flu season upon us, please take note of the St. Louis wellness policy. If your child has had an episode of vomiting, fever, or diarrhea in the last 24 hours, please do not send them to school. They must have been free of these symptoms for 24 hours while free of medicine. Our school policy (and other surrounding schools) describe a temperature of 100.0 or higher as a fever, especially if the child has other symptoms. We will send children home if they register a fever. We will do our best to keep your child at school for minor issues, but we also want to take into account others who might have more serious complications if they should come down with an illness such as the flu or a stomach virus.

Also, Please reinforce the practice of hand washing at home to help prevent illness. St. Louis appreciates everyone’s help in keeping our kids and staff healthy! The wellness policy can be found in it’s entirety on our website. Feel free to consult as needed or call the school nurse if you have any questions. Thank you!


Lydia Gardner, RN

School Nurse

St. Louis Catholic School

812-934-3310 Ext.283

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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~~Volunteer Schedule below~~

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Bingo News

St. Louis Bingo needs to fill the following Week 2 positions: Caller, Instants Table & Instants/Pull Tab Sales. If you have any questions or would like to give it a try, please contact Amber McGuire, or 812-934-3204 x 222.
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St Louis 8th Grade Boys Basketball Recap

The St Louis Cardinals 8th grade basketball team pushed their record to 15-1 for the season on December 20th by defeating the Sunman Dearborn Trojans by a score of 52-29.


Ryan Schebler

St Louis 8th Grade Boys Basketball

The St Louis Cardinals 8th grade basketball team participated in the Crosstown Classic tournament on December 27th. The Cardinals dropped their first game of the day to Connersville by a score of 51-38 and defeated South Ripley by a score of 32-21 in their second game of the day. The split pushes their record to 16-2 on the season.

The Cardinals will be back in action next Thursday, January 3rd as they take on Sunman Dearborn on the road with the 7th grade tipping off at 5:30pm.


Ryan Schebler

St Louis 8th Grade Boys Basketball

The St Louis Cardinals 8th grade basketball team improved their record to 18-2 on the season by defeating the Sunman Dearborn Trojans A team by a score of 53-51 last Thursday evening (Jan. 3rd) and then beating the St. Nicholas Trojans tonight (Jan. 7th) by a score of 48-12.

The Cardinals will be back in action this Thursday, January 10th as they conclude their regular season on the road against St. Bartholomew. The 7th grade contest begins at 6:00pm.


Ryan Schebler, Coach

7th Grade St. Louis vs. Sunman Dearborn

The St. Louis 7th graders fell to Sunman Dearborn on January 3rd, with a score of 33 to 17. This brings their record to 10 and 9.

Thank you,

Chad Miles, Coach

7th Grade St. Louis vs. St. Nicholas

The SLS Cardinals defeated the St. Nicholas Trojans Monday night 40 to 24, which brings their record to 11 and 9. Scoring came from 5 different Cardinals: Connor Miles had 18, Hank Ritter had 12, Carson Meyer had 5 and 9 rebounds, Evan Flaspohler had 3 and Thomas Lohmueller contributed 2.

The cardinals travel to St. Bartholomew this Thursday.

Chad Miles, Coach

Athletic Forms

Click here for a link to the forms.

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Matthew 19:26 Jr. High Dance --Friday, January 11th

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BIG news...GOTR is celebrating 15 years in 2019!

Girls on the Run of Margaret Mary Health will be celebrating 15 years in 2019!

We have served 5,442 girls to date thanks to amazing volunteers like YOU!

We are looking for 65+ enthusiastic and dependable volunteer coaches for the spring 2019 season. It would be best if volunteers were finalized no later than January 24!

Please find all information at the following volunteer registration link including spring season dates, and required coach training dates!

Please consider making a difference today!

Merry Christmas,

Lynn Hertel

Food and Growers Association winter conference

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