Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Halo Highlight: Communion of Saints Week

This week we've celebrated the Saints throughout history in various ways. The most poignant was having Adoration throughout the entire day Wednesday. Seeing our students voluntarily come to spend a little time before the Blessed Sacrament was nothing short of holy.


We will celebrate Mass as a school community tomorrow on All Saints Day, a beautiful way to conclude the week. Mass attire required!

Spirituality/Campus Ministry

Senior Retreat Monday & Tuesday - Prayers Appreciated!

As the Senior Retreat retreat draws near, we ask that you pray for the Retreat Team during this time of preparation and for our senior students, that they may be open to all God has in store for them on this retreat.


We also ask for your prayers during the retreat itself. Please click here to sign up for an hour of prayer for our students. While our team is on retreat, it would be so wonderful to know that we have family and faculty praying for us!

We also will conclude the book study by reflecting on the questions asked at the beginning -

  • Who am I?
  • What am I here for?
  • What matters most?
  • What matters least?


As we reflect and honor All Saints Day tomorrow, we also remember that our students are individual gifts and it is our common goal to help them discover who God is calling them to be. Thank you for your support as we work together!

Grandparents Day Reminder - Friday, Nov. 8

We will run a special class schedule (A-D-G-H with 60 minute classes) next Friday, Nov. 8, before Grandparents Day begins at 12:30 p.m. Dismissal will be approximately 2 p.m. at the conclusion of the program. If you have any questions regarding Grandparents Day, please contact the Advancement Office at 337-494-0724.

Academics

Welcome Laura Ezell!

We welcome Mrs. Laura Ezell to our Saints faculty next Monday! She will serve as an Algebra II and PreCalculus teacher. Mrs. Ezell most recently taught at Hamilton Christian Academy and also spent time in the engineering profession as well, having earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from McNeese State University with a Minor in Mathematics.

Attendance Reminders

Several attendance letters have been mailed for students who have excessive absences, regardless of excused/unexcused. With high school Carnegie credit, the State of Louisiana through NP Bulletin 741 sets a minimum requirement for instructional minutes that students must adhere to. As a school, we work with students and families to alert them when necessary and give support. Because of our block schedule, it only takes 9 classes missed for a student to become in danger of failing due to lack of instructional minutes. Please support our efforts in limiting appointments, vacations, etc., to holidays or after hours. We understand things come up, but to certify credits earned, we must follow the law.

Student News

Senior Caroline Obluda Earns Perfect ACT Score

Congratulations to Caroline Obluda for earning the highest possible ACT composite score of 36 in October 2019, joining fellow Saints senior Ethan Hebert! Only around two-tenths of 1 percent of all students who take the ACT earn a top score.


Read more.

5 Seniors on LHSAA Fall All-Academic Composite Team

Five St. Louis Catholic senior student-athletes who participate in fall sports have received recognition by the LHSAA All-Academic Program as members of the 2019-2020 Composite Team for maintaining a 4.00 unweighted GPA for the previous six semesters.


Congratulations to seniors Ethan Hebert (cross country), Lucas Manuel (football), Carson Mixon (football), Caroline Obluda (cross country) and Sophie Stine (volleyball)! Read more, including the 18 Saints who earned spots on Class All-Academic Teams!

Choir Students Earn Statewide, National Honors

St. Louis Catholic’s Concert Choir, under the director of Colette Bulber Tanner, is enjoying a banner fall 2019 semester.


Several students have been selected for All-State choir performances, and a special congratulations goes to Olivia Rupert for being selected to participate as a soprano with the NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL HONORS TREBLE CHOIR at Carnegie Hall in New York! Rupert submitted her recorded audition this past summer and was selected from auditions from all over the world! Read more.

Counseling

Don't Let College Scholarship Opportunities Pass You By!

Dual Enrollment students considering McNeese following high school graduation need to take action by December 1, 2019, to get maximum consideration for scholarship awards. All Dual Enrollment students must apply to McNeese as a First Time Freshman.


We have expanded the range of award eligibility and expect more students will apply earlier for scholarships than in prior years. Our Dual Enrollment seniors, in particular, have an opportunity to get top scholarship consideration by simply applying promptly! Click here for more information.

Civic Engagement Institute Accepting Registrations

The Leadership Center for Youth is currently in the process of recruiting high school students for its 2019-2020 Civic Engagement Institute and is seeking 2-5 students to represent St. Louis Catholic High School.


The institute is Dec. 3-4 at the SEED Center and is no cost to students. Click here for more information on registration for the institute, or contact Morgan Angelle at morgan@fyca.org or 337-436-9533.

Mental Health Symposium Day Saturday

The Center for the Advancement of Quality Education and the Kay Doré Counseling Clinic have partnered to offer a Mental Health Symposium Day for Educators and Teens on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 12:30 p.m. at McNeese's Farrar Hall.


Read more and register.

Tech Talk with Melanie LeJeune

Student Avengers Spotlight

St. Louis Catholic's Avenger program tests and trains students to help others (students & teachers) use Microsoft’s OneNote application and troubleshoot OneNote. Students begin as a OneNote Avenger but can move up to become a Tech Avenger, which indicates expertise and leadership with additional technology.


The following students are Avengers this year:

Seniors: Juliana Broussard, Ryan Courville, Ethan Hebert, Gabrielle Kuehn, Jace Peloquin Juniors: Kyle Churchman, Michael Desormeaux, Stephen Kershaw, Andrew Landry, Rivers Vallier Sophomores: Grant Couste, Eli Crawford, Isabel David, Andrew Desormeaux, Joshua France, Luke Monlezun, Nicholas Spicer, Michael Willis


We hope to add others to this esteemed list. If your student is interested in helping others with tech issues, please have them contact Melanie LeJeune.

Future Saints / Partner School News

"Be Our Guest" at Open House Nov. 20!

St. Louis Catholic Open House will 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., and the program will begin promptly at 5:30. (Please enter in the Gym). We can't wait to show you the magic St. Louis Catholic has to offer - from school spirit to Catholic identity, academic rigor and small class sizes, you'll see why it's the place for your future Saint!


Online Priority Application for next school year opens Nov. 21 and will remain open until Dec. 6. All applications submitted during our priority period will go into a drawing to have their $500 registration fee waived!

Saint for a Day - Tuesday, Nov. 12

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, 8th graders from our partner schools will join us for a fun & educational day as they experience the magic of the Saint life!


This year we will have morning and afternoon sessions arranged with our partner schools and a joint lunch with our Saints Ambassadors, including a performance by our Show Choir in Krajicek Gym. EDS students are welcome to join in the day as well...simply contact Director of Admissions Heather Ieyoub to coordinate your visit!

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 this Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9-11 a.m. at the SMCS Playground.


There will be games, face painting and of course purple pumpkin decorating! 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.

Volunteer at OLQH Fall Carnival

Our Lady Queen of Heaven still needs quite a few face painters at its annual Fall Carnival this Sunday, Nov. 3. St. Louis Catholic students are encouraged to sign up at this link. Look for “Adults/SLCHS – Face Painting” and scroll down to see available time slots (noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.)


Contact Megan O'Quin with any questions!

Upcoming Events

Friday, November 1

Schedule: A-Mass-D-G-H

Lady Saints Volleyball at ESA Tournament (Cade, La)

ASCD All State Choir

Charismatic Conference

Saints Football at Westlake, 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, November 2

ASCD All State Choir

Charismatic Conference

Saints Cross Country at St. Michael's Meet


Sunday, November 3

Daylight Saving Time Ends


Monday, November 4

Senior Retreat

Schedule: A-B-E-F-H


Tuesday, November 5

Senior Retreat

Schedule: B-C-D-F-G

Picture Retakes - Any freshmen, sophomores or juniors who missed orientation or simply don't like their current yearbook picture must take pictures on Tuesday!

Truth, Facts, & Lies Meeting, 9:00 a.m. (Library)


Wednesday, November 6

Schedule: A-C-D-E-H

Academic Study Hall, 5:00-6:30 p.m. (Cafeteria)

SLCHS Advisory Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Swim Team at District Meet in Lafayette

Transitions to Petro Bowl


Thursday, November 7

Schedule: B-C-E-F-G

JCL Meeting, 7:20 a.m. (Room #35)

Diocesan Technology Committee Meeting, 1:30 p.m. (Library)

Cross Country District Meet


Friday, November 8

Grandparents Day, 12:30-2 p.m.

Schedule: A-D-G-H-Grandparents Day Celebration

Saints Football Senior Night vs. Iowa, 7:00 p.m. (Matt Walker Stadium in Sulphur)

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