St. Louis Catholic School News

April 11, 2018

Principal's Corner

Dear Parents,

If you know any families that attend public school, we would appreciate you forwarding to them the information about our "School Fair" below.

School Fair

On Wednesday, April 25, St. Louis School will hold a School Fair in the St. Louis Activity Center from 5:00-7:00 pm. *Please enter school through the Activity Center entrance. We will have different areas set up for you to get information and basically get the answers to any questions you may have. Your family will be able to meet teachers, discuss curriculum, and take tours of the school. We hope to see you there, but if that day and timeframe does not work, let us know and we will schedule a personal meeting and tour.

Students Get T-Shirts

As you may know, 2018 is the 150th anniversary of St. Louis Parish. One of the many planned celebrations is a commemorative t-shirt designed by parishioner Chuck Stone. The parish is providing every student and staff member with that shirt.

The students will receive their shirts this Friday (4/13). They are allowed to wear them every Wednesday over (or instead of) their uniform top. We ask that you hang onto the shirts as students will wear them again next school year.

Mr. Chad Moeller

Calendar of Events

  • April 11th - Pizza Hut Fundraiser, all day
  • April 11th - Deadline for reading Young Hoosier books
  • April 14th - Confirmation at 11:00 am
  • April 16th - 6th grade Kids Discovery
  • April 16th - Track Meet at Jac-Cen-Del, 4:30 pm
  • April 17th - MMH Bike Helmet Safety, K-1st
  • April 18th - All School Mass, 8th grade
  • April 18th - Track Meet at Jac-Cen-Del, 5:00 pm
  • April 21st - Cardinal Crawl, 8:00 am Registration
  • April 23rd - Book Fair Week

May Crowning

The date has been set for May Crowning..........May 2nd. Have your homeroom bring in flowers. Let me know if your vase is missing. Each homeroom will select a representative to carry up the class vase. This will be presented to Mary at the beginning of Mass. Have students meet me in the vestibule before Mass.

Thank you,

Kateri Paul

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1st Grade Recycled Trash Animals

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Pizza Hut Fundraiser--Today!

Our monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser is going on today, from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. Please be sure to take your coupon along with you. We appreciate your continued support of St. Louis School!
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Parish Pictorial Directory Sign Ups

Parish Pictorial Directory Sign Ups
Volunteers will be in the back of church after all masses during the month of April to schedule parishioners to have their pictures taken for the new parish pictorial directory.

Pictures will be taken June 11 thru June 23, excluding Sunday, June 17. You can also schedule online Monday through Friday, simply go to, click on schedule your photography session. Church code is in1470 and the password is smile1. If you have 6 or more in your family, schedule 2 consecutive time slots. You will receive a free 8x10 and a free pictorial.

Thank you!

Nicki Wuestefeld

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Chocolate Fundraiser

Please remember, money for all chocolate sales is due back to your homeroom or the front office by Friday, April 13th. Please make sure you have all the kids names on the envelope so they can receive an out of uniform pass. Thank you to all those who have already turned their money in, and to all those who helped support this fundraiser.

Susan Harmeyer

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Book Fair and Muffins For Mom

SLS Spring Book Fair will run from Monday, April 23rd to Friday, April 27th. This is our BOGO book fair, so don't miss it! We will also have "Muffins for Moms" in the cafeteria on Tuesday, April 24th. The muffins and coffee will be served from 7:00 to 7:50. If Mom can't make it, students may invite Dad or a grandparent.

We will also a limited amount of the 2018/2019 Young Hoosiers available.

Thank you,

Kim Schrank

SLS Librarian

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More "Animals"

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Rummage Sale Info

Mark your calendars, and start saving your donations now for the St. Louis School Rummage Sale. Thank you!

Sale Dates: June 8 - 10, 2018

Please keep up in mind when Spring Cleaning this year!

We can use clippy pant hangers.

Workers sign up sheet will go out in May.

Should you have any questions or would like to join our team please contact Jan Narwold 933 - 0484 or

2018 CYO Camp Rancho Framasa

We have recently distributed brochures to all of our students in grades 1-8, and they should have brought them home by now. CYO Camp Rancho Framasa in Nashville, Indiana has summer camp opportunities for ages 7-19. Established in 1946, and accredited by the American Camp Association, CYO Camp is an inclusive, residential camp offering 3 and 6-day sessions. For more information and registration please go to Thank you!

Uniform Exchange Dates

Future uniform exchange dates are listed below. If you have any questions you may email Amy Tonges at, and she will be happy to help you. Thank you!
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5th Graders investigate excess garbage

One of the fifth grade class rooms investigated the amount of trash the fifth graders make in the cafeteria. On one day they weighed their food and paper/plastic waste. The 24 fifth graders had almost 5 pounds of waste. Then they calculated that they would make about 900 pounds of trash in one year. After that, they estimated how much the entire school would make--almost 12,000 pounds!

The students created and hung some posters in the cafeteria to encourage the students to make less trash.

Beth Emsweller

5th grade teacher

"Little 500"

Zoom! Zoom! Look who is ready to cruise around the playground! It’s St. Louis Catholic School first and second graders. They are ready to ride these Radio Flyer Big Wheels that were donated by the Joan and John Hillenbrand Vision Fund. For every 100 minutes they read they get to take a lap around the playground to prepare themselves for the “Little 500” at the end of the year. The race will be for all the first and second grade students to show their stuff. Thank you Vision Fund for making reading fun for them!

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Cafeteria News


Just a reminder that we do not send out reminders for lunch balances. We have many families that are in the negative. It is coming down to the last month of school so please get your child's lunch balance paid up.

If you need your child's lunch balance, please send us an email at You can also go to and find it.

Thank you,

Tammi and Carla

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"McTeacher Night"

McTeacher Night was another huge success! Thank you to all the teachers who came out and supported this fundraiser. In just 2 short hours the PTO made $700 for the school.

Our staff spent the afternoon preparing for this night to make it simple and effortless -- which it was. Customers had fun and the service was great. Thanks St. Louis !!

Missy Cooper

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~~Volunteer Schedule below~~

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Thank you,

Mike Burkhart

Athletic Director

St Louis Track and Field

On a cold Monday night, the St Louis Boys and Girls track and field teams kicked off their seasons against Rising Sun and South Ripley at Rising Sun. The Boys team are 1-1 this season (Rising Sun 82, St Louis 28, South Ripley 12) and the Girls team are 0-2 (South Ripley 52, Rising Sun 42, St Louis 28). Both had strong individual starts to their seasons.

For the Boys, they had 2 first place finishes (Caleb Lehman in the 400m and Benjamin Moster in the 800m). They had 3 second place finishes (Benjamin Moster in the 1600m and Long Jump as well as Caleb Lehman in the 100m). There were also 2 third place finishes (Conner Ertel in the Discus and Joseph Suttman in the 200 m). We ended our individual scoring with Joseph Suttman receiving a 4th place in discucs. The boys 4x400 meter relay team came in second with a strong finish. The team consisted of (Caleb Lehman, Benjamin Moster, Aiden Geers, and Conner Ertel).

For the Girls, they had 1 individual first place finish (Kate Weber in the 1600 m). They had 2 second place finishes (Leah Cossentino in the Discus and Elizabeth Gingrich in the 400m). There were 3 third place finishes (Sadie Wachsmann in the Discus, Nicole Amberger in the Shotput, and Isa Wonnell in the 800 m). There were also 3 fourth place finishes (Allie Savage in the Long Jump, Hurdles, and 200m). Finally both of the girls relays were successful. The 4x100m team of Nicole Amberger, Ellie Cornet, Sadie Wachsmann, and Ella Moster got a second place finish and the girls 4x400 team consisting of Isa Wonnel, Kate Weber, Hope Kroen, and Ellie Cornett finished the Girls race with a first place finish.

The Cardinals track team will be back in action again next Monday against North Decatur and Jac Cen Del at Jac Cen Del.


Rob King

Athletic Forms

Click here for a link to the forms.

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Batesville H.S. Softball Youth Camp--April 14th

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The Inside Story at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA

Get the Inside Story: The Southeastern Indiana YMCA will be hosting an evening with world renowned Professional Dancers Thomas Bell & Tricia Sundbeck, Friday, April 13th from 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM. They will talk about their lives as dancers, their experience going through auditions, why dance is important, and much more, followed by a Q&A session.

FREE to all, thank you to a grant from the Rural Alliance for the Arts. Please RSVP to the Y at 812-934-6006. Questions? Contact Lizzy Moeller at The Y is located at 30 State Road 129 South, Batesville, IN 47006

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Healthy Kids Day at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA

Celebrate Healthy Kids Days at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA, Friday, April 20th from 4:30-6:30 PM. Let’s awaken kids imagination so they can explore new activities and healthy habits. Kids Discovery Factory will be there, a bounce house, face painting, cookout, activity booths and more!

FREE to all. Event outside at the Y (Rain location in the Gray Gym). Please RSVP to insure enough supplies, to the Y at 812-934-6006. The Southeastern Indiana YMCA is located at 30 State Road 129 South, Batesville, IN.

Kathleen Bohman

Marketing Coordinator


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St. Louis School will also be participating in the "Walk to School" event below

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RAA presents "Peter Pan"

Come try out for the RAA summer production of Peter Pan being presented on June 22, 23, and 24 at the newly renovated BHS auditorium. There are speaking/singing and non-speaking parts for over 40 characters from ages 8 to adult! Auditions will take place at Batesville High School choir room on Thursday, April 19th from 3:30-4:30 and 6:00-8:30 and again on Saturday, April 21st from 10:00-1:00.

We ask that you dress appropriately (comfortable clothes and NO flip-flops), be prepared to read lines, have a song prepared to sing with your sheet music or CD, and follow some simple dance directions.

Most rehearsals will take place in May on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings. In June, rehearsals will on most weekday nights. Please bring a list of conflicts with you. If you have additional questions, contact Leacarol Bennett 812-933-0335.

Come join us for Peter Pan auditions:

1. We will be doing auditions without appointments. When you arrive please,

have your audition form completed. Please read both pages of this attached form carefully.

2. Have a short song prepared and bring a CD or sheet music to accompany you.

3. Select several characters you would be willing to accept.

4. Have a list of dates that you know you cannot be at practices. We will try (except for the last two weeks of rehearsal and performance) to work around your conflicts.

5. Dress in clothes to audition to dance with comfortable shoes (no flip-flops).

6. Be open to helping backstage and ask parents if they can help out too. We love to have families involved.

7. Times of Auditions at the Batesville High School Music Room (east side of school):

a. Thursday, April 19- 3:30-4:30 and 6:00-8:30

b. Saturday, April 21- 10:00-1:00

Family Fun Night Flyer--June 11th

This is a FREE event for all families! They receive a free meal, there’s a band, and tons of free activities (bounce houses, caricature artist, face painting, dunk tank, etc).

Thank you!!

Meg Applegate, RN

Community Outreach


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