Cougar Nation Announcements

September 4, 2019

Everyone

Mark Your Calendar

September 5 - School-wide Mass - St. Louis Catholic Church - 9:40 p.m.

September 5 - Cross Country Meet

September 5 - Volleyball vs. Holy Trinity @ home - 5:30 p.m.

September 6 - Varsity Football @ McKinney Christian - 7:30 p.m.

September 8 - EIM Workshop - St. Peter Catholic Student Center - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

September 10 - Morning Prayer - PAC - 9:59 a.m.

September 11 - Friends of St. Louis-Reicher Pray the Rosary

September 11 - Booster Club Meeting - St. Joseph's Hall - 5:30 p.m.

September 17 - New Parent Mixer - St. Louis Cafeteria - 5:30 p.m.

September 17 - Back to High School Event - 6:00 p.m. - details to follow

Apologies to Chris and the Pledger Family

The Chi Rhoan yearbook staff would like to apologize for using a photo of Jon Reeves in place of a photo of Chris Pledger. This was a story on page seven of the 2018/19 Chi Rhoan Yearbook concerning the Student Council’s dedication of the annual fall blood drive to the memory of Chris Pledger. Below is a photo of Chris. Again apologies to all… to Reicher, to Jon Reeves and most importantly to Chris and the Pledger family.




Sincerely,

Kent Garrett

Yearbook Advisor

Half Days of School

Just a reminder that we only have three (3) half days of school this year. They are:


October 11

February 14

April 9

Upcoming Pep Rally and Game Themes

Sept 13th: Patriotic- We will honor military and first responders at the football game

Big Smoothie Dance will follow the game. People of all ages are invited.

Sept 20th: PJ

Sept 27th: Princess vs. Pirates (pep rally)/Pink Out (football game)

Oct 11th: Cougar Spirit (Homecoming)

Nov 1st: Fiesta

Nov 11: Blackout


More details to follow about the festivities at each game.


Students, you can dress up on Fridays at school according to the theme or wear spirit dress. No shorts or skirts are allowed unless they are uniform shorts or skirts. No spaghetti strap shirts can be worn and no midriffs can be visible. Crocs are acceptable but no sandals or flip-flops.

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Parents

Letter from President of Booster Club

Dear Parents:


As you all are aware, we asked Lisa Berry, the VP of Volunteers, to prepare a volunteer schedule for all of the home football games that included all of the parents of children that participate in any extracurricular activity at Reicher, which is basically everyone whether your child plays football, volleyball, cross country, cheerleading, jazz cats, soccer, softball, baseball, track, art, theater, robotics, TAPPS academic teams, or campus ministry. This past week however, we received several negative comments from parents, so we feel the need to explain the situation in more detail.


All of the programs listed above are financially supported by the Booster Club. The rationale behind us asking the help of all parents has absolutely nothing to do with a greater appreciation or emphasis on football or its players. As I am sure all of you can appreciate and understand, our school makes more money and requires more manpower at football games than any other sport or activity we have. The money earned does not go to only supporting the football program but all of our extracurricular activities at Reicher. For example, and just to name a few things that you all might not even be aware of unless you regularly attend our Booster Club meetings, which we strongly encourage you to do, we buy bibles for every Senior at graduation, we bought carts needed by the Art Department last year, we pay the TAPPS fees for our academic teams to compete each year and the list goes on and on.


This issue really relates to where our money is made for the benefit of the entire school. To ensure that we have these funds available, we have to utilize all the parents during this particular time of year. Since these funds go to support all the programs and not just football, we don't think it unreasonable to ask everyone to participate in our efforts on Thursday and Friday nights. While we wish that the gate and concession from each individual sport for example supported all the expenses of that sport or activity, they just don't bring in enough to cover the expenses for coaches, referees, equipment, uniforms, etc. Furthermore, I am almost certain that no one was asked to serve more than once or twice throughout football season.


Therefore, if you cannot serve your designated time, please try to locate your own replacement but if you can't, reach out to Lisa Berry and ask for her assistance in locating someone else to cover the spot, but remember, you likely will be plugged in again, somewhere else. We try to provide a first class program for all of our extracurricular activities, but in order to do that, we have to have funding and manpower to accomplish this. Being a private school, funding for all of our programs has to come from our efforts. Your cooperation in this regard would be appreciated. And please remember, Lisa Berry is merely a volunteer herself and no one should ever be disrespectful to her as she is simply fulfilling the duties of the office that she generously agreed to take on. Additionally, if anyone has any complaints or compliments, please feel free to reach out to me at the number below.


Thank you so much for your support of our wonderful school!


Brad Boozer

Booster Club President

254-744-6279

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New Parent Mixer

We would like to welcome all of our new parents to our community, so we are hosting on Tuesday, September 17, a mixer where we can welcome them to our community. The mixer is a come and go event, so you will have plenty of time to travel over to Reicher for the beginning of our Back to High School Night.

Friends of St. Louis-Reicher Pray the Rosary

Parents and other friends of St. Louis-Reicher are invited to pray the Rosary together in our chapel. There will be two opportunities every week, Tuesdays on the St. Louis campus and Wednesdays on the Reicher campus, to join others in praying the rosary for our school. We began this week and are looking forward to continuing this beautiful group prayer for the rest of the year.


We would love for anyone to join us. Even if you unfamiliar with praying the Rosary. We are happy to acquaint you with it. Parents should drop off their students as usual, then proceed to park in the front of the school, sign in and go to the chapel. We will be praying the Rosary for the success and safety of our children, for the school and the staff, and any other personal intentions parents wish to share.


Thank you to Mrs. Liz DeLaRosa for organizing this wonderful opportunity.

Kids' Grief Workshop

Providence Hospice is having a Kids' Grief Workshop on Saturday, September 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is a workshop for children and teens ages 5-18 who have suffered a significant loss. This might be loss from death, loss from incarceration, or loss from divorce. Throughout the day, we will have games, activities, crafts, discussions, and a short memorial service for the kids and teens.


Click this link for more information.

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Come Meet Popular Blogger Kathryn Whitaker

Kathryn Whitaker is a popular blogger, Dr. Pepper super fan, Aggie-loving, Type A mom of six (teen to toddler) children with a personality the size of her native Texas. She will be speaking at St. Mary's Catholic School on October 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. She will be sharing her journey and challenges to living an authentic and joy-filled life with a lot of love, faith, BBQ, sweet tea, and Jesus.

Lunch Order Reminder

Just a reminder...You can order lunches weekly, but the orders must be in by noon on Wednesday for the following week.


If you have any questions or problems please call the school before noon so we can get it worked out.


You can go to your RenWeb account to place your orders.

Mark Your Calender for Our Back to High School Event

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Volunteer Opportunity

St. Louis Campus is hosting one of its annual Book Fairs the week of September 9 through 13. If you would like volunteer to help make this Book Fair a wonderful success for our school, please go to the following link:


https://signup.com/go/znmnzqq


WE ALSO NEEDS PARENTS TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP MRS. YORK SET UP THE FAIR ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 BEGINNING AT 1:30 P.M. IF YOU CAN VOLUNTEER, PLEASE EMAIL MRS. CHOLLETT AT BCHOLLETT@STLOUISWACO.ORG.


You will receive 2 volunteer points for each shift you work. Below is the link to the volunteer form:


https://d2wldr9tsuuj1b.cloudfront.net/20424/documents/2019/8/Time%20Talent%20and%20Treasure%20form-1.pdf


Thanking you in advance for volunteering!

Students

ACT, SAT and PSAT

The ACT will be offered at Reicher on Tuesday, October 1st, in the morning at the SLAC (across from Reicher on Windsor Street) for those who signed up.


There are free study materials for any student located on this website.


The SAT will be offered on Wednesday, March 25, in the morning.


All 9th through 11th graders will be taking the PSAT on Wednesday, October 16th at 8:00 am in the SLAC (across from Reicher on Windsor Street). There are free study materials that Mrs. Conners will be handing out on Monday and through Khan Academy.


See Mrs. Conners if you have questions or concerns about either of these tests. We will be offering Test Prep on Fridays through October 4th in the downstairs computer lab during FIT. Please let Mrs. Conners know if you plan to attend, so that she can have materials and a computer available.


If you have any questions or concerns about testing, please email Mrs. Conners at jconners@reicher.org.

Seniors Applying for College Admission

If you have applied, or will be applying, for admission to any university and/or college, you must request your transcript be sent through Naviance. At least five students have already applied for admission.


Happy Applying!!


Please see Mrs. Conners if you have any questions.

Reading for Hope

Both campuses have implemented a school-wide "Reading for Hope" initiative this school year. The students of St. Louis-Reicher Catholic School will be reading books and asking for sponsors to donate an amount per number of books read or make a one-time donation to St. Jude's Children's Medical Center in memory of Mrs. Annette Carruth. Mrs. Carruth was a teacher at the St. Louis campus who lost a courageous battle with cancer this past summer. We would like to honor her memory this year.


We hope this will be not only a great opportunity to read, but a meaningful experience in empathy and compassion for others.

Reicher Catholic High School Yearbook is Available

The 2018-19 edition is now available for purchase. Please see Mrs. Besa for more details.

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Stay Connected with Reicher

Great way to know what is going on at the school is to connect with us on Facebook and Instagram. Also, be sure to routinely visit our website.