Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Halo Highlight: Curriculum Corner with Mary Villaume

Currently, St. Louis Catholic High School administers the Star Reading and Star Math tests three times per year. This helps us track the progress of our students throughout the school year. The tests are invaluable in giving us data that helps guide instruction in our classes.


On Monday during our teacher in-service, we spent time with the trainer from Renaissance, the company that makes the Star tests, learning how to turn the data from the tests into a plan for learning. As we begin the second quarter, our Math and English teachers will utilize this training to develop and to assign lessons geared toward helping our students master the concepts needed to be successful in class. We are looking forward to learning how this individualized, differentiated learning will impact student success!

Announcements - Safety & Facilities, Late Start Wednesday

Student Safety

Our top priority at St. Louis Catholic is and always will be providing a safe and secure campus for our students. Recently we have experienced a rash of vehicle break-ins, and we are actively working to remedy the situation by collaborating with local law enforcement and other stakeholders. We are hopeful that no further incidents will occur.


Please remind your student to never leave any valuables within sight, lock doors and report ANY suspicious activity immediately. We are reevaluating our crisis plans while utilizing local experts for suggestions to make other safety updates. Several immediate changes have been made, from adding security cameras, adding patrols and assigning parking lot duty, and a list of other improvements created for the near future.


With this in mind, all visitors are reminded to come only through the main office and sign in. Finally the CPSO K9 unit conducted a search last week and will continue throughout the year to help ensure a safe and drug-free campus. We know you love your SAINT, and we do too!

Next Week's Schedule

  • On Wednesday, Oct. 23, students will have a late start due to a faculty meeting. Students must report by 9 a.m. Again we will offer Adoration open to all families before school in the Commons from 7-9 a.m.


  • Senior parents: Graduate Sales will be back next Thursday at lunch for all final orders. Please complete the necessary paperwork and send payment.

Outerwear Reminder

As the weather gets colder, we remind students that NO outerwear other than the branded St. Louis Catholic navy apparel or Saints Letterman jacket is allowed at school - even in the classroom. Friday is the only day to wear sports jerseys/sweatshirts.

Grandparents Day Volunteers Needed

As you know, Grandparents Day 2019 is Friday, Nov. 8, at 12:30 p.m., and we want to make it extra special for these Saints among us. We are still in need of several volunteers to help take pictures, serve coffee, check in grandparents and also bake desserts. Please email cassiedgage@hotmail.com for volunteer opportunities!


Students are writing letters to their grandparents this week in English class inviting them to the event; here are some important details for them:

  • If grandparents are meeting a student whose last name begins with A-J, please park in the East parking lot on Bank Street.

  • If grandparents are meeting a student whose last name begins with K-Z, please park in the North parking lot on 7th Street.

  • Golf carts will be available to transport grandparents from the parking lots as needed!

  • Students with last names A-J will meet their grandparents in the main building (Commons & Cafeteria) at 12:30 and enjoy coffee & gourmet desserts first.

  • Students with last names K-Z will meet their grandparents in the Gym at 12:30 to take pictures first and walk their grandparents around school.

  • At 1 p.m., the groups will switch locations.

  • At 1:30, we will begin the program in Krajicek Gym, featuring a 50th anniversary celebration with the Saints Band, Show Choir and student tributes to grandparents!

Academics

Entrepreneurship - Learning from the Locals

St. Louis Catholic's Entrepreneurship students welcomed Nalani Broussard, co-owner of PJ's Coffee, to their class today to discuss the fundamentals of business success!


Our Entrepreneurship students, in collaboration with our Transitions class, are beginning work on a year-long project with PJ's, and the first steps are market research and cost analysis. Stay tuned for more details!

Prepare for the ACT with Tonight's Free Math Workshop!

The City of Lake Charles is offering a free Math Workshop TONIGHT to help with preparation for the October 26 ACT (Note - the next date is Dec. 14, and registration deadline is Nov. 8). Darren Alcock from the McNeese Math Department will facilitate tonight's workshop from 5-6 p.m.


WHERE:

Donald Ray Stevens Community Center

1619 Cessford St

Lake Charles, LA 70601


WHEN:

Thursday, Oct. 17, from 5-6 p.m.

Spirituality/Campus Ministry

Thursday Scripture Study Open to All Students

Starting today and on Thursday mornings throughout the year, we are offering our student-athletes and all students an opportunity to gather, spend time in prayer and discuss Scripture. Saints football coach Chad Lavergne is spearheading this weekly event Thursdays at approximately 7:25 a.m. Please let your students know that we will be meeting in the gym!

Safe Environment Parent Booklets - Review with Your Students!

Today and tomorrow, our students are taking the annual Safe Environment lesson in their Theology classes. Each grade focuses on a specific topic - Bullying (freshmen), Cyber-bullying (sophomores), Predators Around Us (juniors), and Connecting Online (seniors).


We encourage you to take the time to review these parent handouts with your children. Links are included here.

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Faculty News

Lunch 'n' Learn Series in Full Swing!

The Library hosted another Lunch 'n' Learn professional development session for teachers last week. Coach Muth shared how she uses Edpuzzle Live, and Madame Pettaway won the door prize! THANK YOU again to the PARENT GUILD for providing the door prizes for these sessions.

Tech Talk with Melanie LeJeune

Student Help Desk Tip


Future Saints

Save the Dates!

Have you marked your calendar for St. Louis Catholic Open House? We'll have a brand new look this year, and we hope you'll "Be Our Guest" on Wednesday, Nov. 20! Doors open at 5 p.m. (Enter in the Gym).


Don't forget - Online Priority Application for next school year will open the following day (Nov. 21) and remain open until Dec. 6. All applications submitted during our priority period will go into a drawing to have their $500 registration fee waived!


Click here to see our Admissions Calendar, including "Saint for a Day" visits.


Partner School News

St. Margaret's Purple Pumpkin Project

Support the Epilepsy Foundation and raise awareness for a cure for epilepsy at St. Margaret's free community event Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9-11 a.m. at the SMCS Playground.


There will be games, face painting and of course purple pumpkin painting! All monetary donations raised at the event will be given to the Epilepsy Foundation to help make the world a better, more manageable place for the 3 million people in the U.S., including one SMCS student, who live with epilepsy. If you can't attend, click here to donate directly to the cause.

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 18

Schedule: A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H

Saints Football at LCCP, 7:00 p.m. (Cougar Stadium)


Monday, October 21

Schedule: A-B-E-F-H

Freshman & JV Football at South Beauregard


Tuesday, October 22

Schedule: B-C-D-F-G

Lady Saints Volleyball vs. DeQuincy (Krajicek Gym)


Wednesday, October 23 - Late Start for Students

Schedule: Faculty Meeting-A-D-E-H

Parent Guild Meeting, noon (SLCHS Library)

Saints Cross Country at South Beauregard Meet

Saints Thank-a-Thon, 3:30-6:30 p.m. (Library)

CCAL Football: OLI vs. ICCS, 5:30 p.m. (SLCHS Field)


Thursday, October 24

Schedule: B-C-E-F-G

Lady Saints Volleyball at Vinton

Saints Football vs. South Beauregard, 7:00 p.m. (Cougar Stadium)

Saints Swim Team in Calcasieu Champs Meet (SPAR)

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