Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Halo Highlight: No Classes Monday; Early Dismissal Wednesday

  • Students have no classes on Monday, Oct. 14, due to a faculty in-service. We will run an eight-period A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H schedule Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - see the 8-period day schedule here.
  • All students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. Sophomores and juniors are taking the PSAT - please report directly to your testing room - more information is below.
  • Freshmen on Wednesday have their class retreat rescheduled from August, and seniors have a day of reflection. Please note - This is a required school day for all students!

PSAT: Coming Wednesday

All Saints in grades 10 and 11 will be taking the PSAT this Wednesday, Oct. 16. Sophomores and juniors should report directly to their testing room that day. We are scheduled to dismiss at 1 p.m. (freshmen have their class retreat, and seniors have a day of reflection. As noted above, Wednesday is a required school day and all students are expected to be in attendance.)

  • What is the PSAT? Cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) — often shortened to PSAT — is a standardized test targeting 10th and 11th graders in the U.S.

Sophomore & Junior Parent Night Presentation

If you are a sophomore or junior parent who was unable to come to last night's Parent Information Night with the Counseling Team, the PowerPoint and handouts are posted on the Counseling Website under the heading Sophomore & Junior Parent Night Recap. Please let us know if you have any questions at all. Thank you to all those who attended!

Other Reminders

  • First quarter report cards will be e-mailed Thursday, Oct. 17 at 2:50 p.m.
  • If your student is driving and has not purchased a 2019-2020 parking tag, they need to purchase a new tag by next Friday, October 18. We will start checking parking tag numbers to see if they are current or if one has been purchased!

Spirituality/Campus Ministry

Wednesday Speaker Series

What sets St. Louis Catholic apart? Truly listening to our Saints. Using the student survey from the beginning of the year, Campus Ministry organized 8 different sessions on topics that the students suggested. Students were allowed to choose the session they attended, on topics including relationships, faith & reason, prayer and "eternal greatness" - making a difference that lasts for eternity.

Speakers included faculty members (Robbie Austin '90, Rebecca Manns, Joshua Thompson and Mary Villaume), alumni (Frances Thompson '14, Mac Thompson '15, David Durand) and three of our Diocesan priests - Fr. Jeff Starkovich ('07), Fr. Ruben Villarreal, and Fr. Nathan Long.

Several students had a real encounter with Christ and even were moved to tears. We are so grateful to all our speakers for being open, honest and willing to share with our students. We are excited to continue building on this series in the future!

Book Study - Week 3: Chapters 6-7

Weekly Challenge - Keep a mental or written list of small moments that created happiness for you or someone else this week. Share any of these small moments with your family!

Student News

Fall Weather = Lunchtime Competition!

Students signed up to participate in Ultimate Frisbee and Spike Ball competitions during lunch, and teachers took part as well! This will be ongoing and will provide students with a way to relax outside and enjoy each other's company. The teams' records will be tracked all year leading up to a playoff, so stay tuned!

Homecoming Court Visits Partner Schools

Members of our 2019 Homecoming Court visited with 4th & 5th graders at our partner schools this week for the first time ever! The Court discussed etiquette, friendship, and the importance of staying true to yourself while embracing your differences. The partner school students held on to every word our Court said, and the sessions ended with the ladies leading the girls around the room as they learned to walk with confidence!

We look forward to making these visits an annual tradition! (Watch for more in an upcoming issue of the American Press.)

Tech Tips with Melanie LeJeune

For Students - Don't Forget to Update!

  • Remember, the 2nd Tuesday of every month Microsoft sends updates to computers. Please check for updates & shut down your computer if you haven't in a while. How to Check for Updates

For Parents - The More You Know...

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 11

Schedule: A-C-D-G-H

End of the 1st Quarter

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

Lady Saints Volleyball at Highland Baptist Tournament (New Iberia)

Saturday, October 12

Lady Saints Volleyball at Highland Baptist Tournament (New Iberia)

Saint Swim Meet In Lafayette Saints Cross Country at Teurlings Meet

Sunday, October 13

Special Needs Mass

Monday, October 14

NO CLASSES - On-Site In-service

Freshmen & JV Football vs. LCCP (SLCHS Field)

Tuesday, October 15

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

Lady Saints Volleyball vs. Vinton (Krajicek Gym)

Wednesday, October 16

Freshmen Retreat

Grade Verification Sheets Due by 3:00 p.m.

PSAT Testing, 1:00 p.m. Dismissal

CCAL Football: OLI vs. OLS, 5:30 p.m. (Jennings) & OLQH vs SMCS, 5:30 p.m. (SLCHS Field)

Thursday, October 17

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

Grad Sales Senior Orders, Both Lunches

Lady Saints Volleyball vs. Westlake (Krajicek Gym)

Reports Cards Emailed, 2:50 p.m.

In Memoriam - Sergeant Andrew Courville '13

St. Louis Catholic High School remembers alumnus Sergeant Andrew Edward Courville, 24, who died Sept. 16. Sergeant Courville, born Oct. 17, 1994, was a member of our football, track & wrestling teams. He was known for his warm smile and was loved by his Saints community.

Sergeant Courville served honorably in the United States Marine Corps for the past six years as a machine gunner and became a Marine Raider Critical Skills Operator. He will be remembered for his unwavering dedication to duty, his physical and mental strength and infectious laugh.

He is survived by his wife, Sergeant Olivia Ornoski Courville of North Carolina, his parents, Blake and Tammie Courville of Lake Charles, his brothers, Cade Courville and Grant Courville, all of Lake Charles, his grandparents, Raymond and Carol Horn of DeRidder, Al and Germaine Courville of Eunice, his uncles, Raymond “Bub” Horn Jr. of Lake Charles, Blake Horn (Cathy) of Houston, and Kevin Courville of Lafayette.

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