Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Halo Highlight- Saints March to Give

We couldn't be more excited to launch our Saints March to Give- Week of Giving on Monday, March 25! All donations to The Saints Fund received during this week will be matched up to $25,000, so we encourage you to be as philanthropic as you can to double your impact on the students, teachers and programs at St. Louis Catholic.


Please enjoy a short video from our Saints Ambassadors below, and watch for more content on social media throughout the week. Together, we can achieve transformational goals for our school!

Saints March to Give- Students

ACADEMIC UPDATES

Aspire Testing April 1-2; 2019-20 Course Planning Guide

  • Aspire testing will be held in early April. All students will test on April 1-2, and students with service plans may be scheduled to continue testing through April 5. The purpose of standardized testing is to determine student growth as well as to provide data to guide academic programming. So that all students can perform their best on test days, it’s important to ensure adequate sleep the night before and have a nutritious breakfast with protein.

  • Our counselors have almost finished meeting with current 9th-11th graders to update their four-year plan before the opening of course requests for the 2019-2020 school year. Individual conferences will continue through March 29.

  • Our new Course Planning Guide for 2019-2020 is almost complete. Each student will receive a copy along with their draft four-year plan to bring home to parents with instructions on this year’s online Course Request process. Information will be emailed to all families as soon as the Course Planning Guide is complete.


  • Congratulations to our 26 Saints students who received invitations to Academic Signing Day at McNeese State University on Friday, March 22! Read more.


  • The next ACT testing date is June 8. Please note the registration deadline of May 3.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

From the Front Office

We are seeing an increase in morning tardies. Students must arrive and be in class at 7:45 a.m. to avoid an unexcused tardy. After 4 tardies, students will receive a detention. Please review the handbook on all attendance policies. Thank you!

Yearbook Orders Due April 15; Pizza Day March 28

The yearbook staff will hand out pizza during both lunches on Thursday, March 28, for students who bought yearbooks. The staff will continue to take yearbook orders until April 15, but that is the deadline. Not sure if your student ordered a yearbook? Click here to see the list of orders (updated 3/21/19).

Parent Guild Members Needed

St. Louis Catholic's Parent Guild is in need of active members to donate their time, talent and treasure to the activities and events they sponsor throughout the year. Click here to learn more. For details, contact Parent Guild President DeAnn Rosteet at 337-912-4672 or drosteet@yahoo.com.


Visit Ireland with St. Louis Catholic in June 2020

Ever wanted to visit Ireland? Mrs. Cathy Richard and Miss Holley Fontenot are conducting an 11-day tour of Ireland through EF Tours in June 2020. This trip is open to students and family members. EF Tours is offering $100 off per person if you sign up by the end of March. Feel free to email Mrs. Richard (crichard@slchs.org) if you would like more information.

Athletics & Extracurricular News

Key Club Helps Keep Lake Charles Beautiful

This past Saturday, the Saints Key Club cleaned up the trash on Kirkman Street from Alamo to Broad Street. Members have adopted this street with Earth Club, and they clean it twice a year on the city clean-up days.

Reminder: Sweethearts Tryouts Are April 1-3

If your daughter is interested in auditioning for Sweethearts, tryout dates have been changed to April 1, 2 and 3 in the Dance Studio from 3:30-5:30 p.m each day. Prospective Sweethearts must return a signed contract to Mrs. Dee on or before April 1. Click here to download the contract from our website.

Around Saints Athletics

Congratulations to the Saints boys and girls golf teams on winning the Sulphur Golden Tor Invitational on March 16 at Frasch Park! Connor Welsh and McKenzie LeDuff both picked up individual victories in the event as well. The boys and girls teams also both placed second in The St. Louis Catholic Invitational on March 18-19, with Welsh placing third and LeDuff placing second individually. Matt Houston placed 7th and Collin Darby finished 9th for the Saints. Read more.

Congratulations to the softball team on wins vs. Lake Arthur Monday and South Beauregard in the district opener Tuesday.



The boys and girls tennis teams also picked up wins vs. Holy Savior Menard, Jennings and Teurlings Catholic this week. Go Saints!

Student News

Blanchard, Chatters Earn LHSAA Academic All-State Honors

Not only did the St. Louis Catholic boys basketball team advance all the way to Marsh Madness to conclude the 2018-19 season, but senior captains Preston “Trey” Blanchard and Benji Chatters gave the Saints something even more to be proud of on Wednesday.


After Mass, coach Rick LeBato presented Blanchard and Chatters with certificates honoring them for their recognition to the LHSAA Academic All-State Boys’ Basketball Composite Team for their perfect 4.0 GPAs. St. Louis Catholic was the only school with two honorees. Read more.

Pousson Wins Optimist Club Essay Contest

St. Louis Catholic senior Amy Pousson won a $2,500 scholarship from the Optimist Club essay contest. Mrs. Emily Pettaway's Creative Writing class wrote essays for three different contests, and Amy received first place. She is invited to read her winning essay at the Optimist Club state meeting this Saturday, March 23, in Shreveport.


Junior Ana-Claire Perkins placed second, senior Lauren Hall placed third, and senior Cameron Canup earned an Honorable Mention from the Optimist Club. Congratulations, students!


NEW PARENTS/ADMISSIONS

High School Placement Test Makeup Date March 30

All incoming freshman students who have applied to St. Louis Catholic must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) on Saturday, March 30, if they missed the February date. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with testing at 8 a.m. in the SLCHS Cafeteria. Please bring two #2 pencils. If your student has an approved Service Plan/IEP or IAP, there will be a special registration table for those with approved extended time. Calculators may not be be used on any part of the test.


You can always access all our key dates here on our Admissions calendar, including the following key summer dates:


  • Freshman Fun Day - Monday, July 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SLCHS

  • New Student Tablet Training - Tuesday-Wednesday, July 30-31

  • Student Orientation- Thursday August 1, (Juniors & Seniors-9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Freshmen & Sophomores-1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • First Day of School- Monday August 12


Remember, please share a photo of your new Saint & tag us on social media!

Subsidy Forms Due by April 15

Subsidy forms are due by Monday, April 15 for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have not yet turned yours in, please click here to download and print the form. Forms may be turned into the front office or emailed to Heather Ieyoub, Director of Admissions, at hieyoub@slchs.org.

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Senior Update

Important Message from Puckett's Photography

The deadline to order your Graduation portrait and 2019 Senior Signature Book is Wednesday, April 17. Call 477-9696 to place your orders today! Click the image to see pricing details.

Mother-Daughter Tea: Teacups & Saucers Due to Front Office May 3

**Moms, please send one labeled washed teacup and saucer to the school front office no later than May 3. The teacup can be an heirloom or a new one! They will be used at the Mother-Daughter Tea as well as your daughter’s take-home gift that day.**


Senior Activities Summary:

Baccalaureate Mass - Monday, May 6 at 6 p.m. (St. Margaret’s Catholic Church)

Beach Bash - Friday, May 10 (Lake Charles Country Club)

Mother/Daughter Tea - Saturday, May 11; 2-4 p.m. (TreeHouse at Oak Crossing)

Father/Son Crawfish Boil - Sunday, May 12; 2-4 p.m. (at Geoff & Carrie Collins’: 4800 Bellerive Ln.)

Senior Honors Night - Monday, May 13 at 6 p.m. (Krajicek Gym)

Graduation - Tuesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. (Burton Coliseum)

SUMMER PROGRAMS

LOUISIANA GIRLS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The 2019 Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy (LGLA) will take place June 9-12, and applications are now open!


Applications are open to young women leaders entering 9th-11th grade. Girls selected for the academy will have the opportunity to learn to lead through communication, relationship building and public service. Click here to complete the application. The deadline is April 1.


Upon submission of the application, students will be asked to submit an extracurricular resume (August 2017-present) including their school GPA, a letter of recommendation and a 150-word essay (“Why I should be a leader selected for LGLA”). Here’s a video highlighting last year’s program. Please contact Katie Martin at nicholls.girlsleadership@gmail.com with any questions.

TECH TALK WITH MELANIE LEJEUNE

Tech Talk

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CAMPUS MINISTRY

Saints Community Unites in Prayer at St. Joseph's Altar in Landry Gym

The St. Louis Catholic community celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph on Tuesday, March 19, with a beautiful St. Joseph’s Altar and prayer service in Landry Gym. Thank you to families for donating items for the altar!


The morning also included a school-wide trivia contest using Kahoot in Microsoft Teams. Read more.

Bowling with the Sisters is Sunday, March 24

In a follow-up to Putt Putt with Priests, we will be having Bowling with the Sisters this Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. at Petro Bowl. The cost is $10 (pay at the bowling alley) and includes games, shore hire, two slices of pizza and a drink. Come and meet some of the Sisters who are serving in our Diocese. Families are welcome!

IN THE COMMUNITY

Saints Students to Perform in Lake Charles Civic Ballet Production

The Lake Charles Civic Ballet celebrates its 50th anniversary with Assemble’ 2019 “A Dance Down Memory Lane." The ballet will feature many St. Louis Catholic students in Louisiana Saturday Night, Clue, Debut & more! Principal Dancers: Carmen LeJeune, Meredith Owen & Sarah Richard. Soloists: Trinity Foret, Gambrelle Ieyoub, Claire Karriker, Jillian Leleux, Jaide Navarre & Molly Oretgo. Demi-Soloists: Arden Turner, Jules LeJeune & Ann-Margaret Rosteet. Guest Performers: Leo Huber, Wesley Maze, Steven Kershaw, Steven Ayres, James-David Self, Aidan O'Neal, Jordan Robinson & Will Canup. Congratulations, Saints!


Performances are Saturday, March 23, at 6 p.m. & Sunday, March 24, at 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Civic Center Box Office & Ticketmaster.

OLQH Fish Fry Fundraiser - Place Orders by March 27

Our Lady Queen of Heaven School is holding a Fish Fry Fundraiser to benefit the Early Childhood Center on Friday, March 29, from 5-7 p.m. The deadline to order tickets through the Early Childhood Center & OLQH Elementary Office is Wednesday, March 27. Click here to download the order form, or call 477-8438 for more information.

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 22

Schedule A-C-D-F-G

Spirit Dress Day sponsored by FBLA

Sudden Impact Field Trip

Student Council Meeting, 7:15 a.m. (Dance Studio)

Divine Mercy Chaplet, 7:15 a.m. (Chapel)

Report Cards will be emailed at 2:30 p.m.

JV Baseball at Sulphur, 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. (McMurray Park)

Lady Saints Softball at Barbe, 5:30 p.m.

Saints Track at St. Louis Taussig Relays (Westlake)


Saturday, March 23

Diocesan Middle School Quiz Bowl

Saints Baseball vs Grand Lake, JV at 11 a.m. & Varsity at 1 p.m. (Legion Field)

Saints Golf vs. Hathaway (Jennings Golf Course)


Sunday, March 24

FBLA State Conference

Bowling with the Sisters, 2 p.m. (Petro Bowl)


Monday, March 25

Schedule A-B-E-F-H

FBLA State Conference

Admin Team Meeting, 9 a.m.

Truth, Facts & Lies Meeting, 9:05 a.m. (Library)

ASPIRE Teacher Training, 2:40 p.m.

Lady Saints Softball at Deridder, 5 p.m.

Saints Baseball vs Glenmora, 6 p.m. (Legion Field)

Academic Study Hall, 5:30-7 p.m. (Cafeteria)

SLCHS Phone-A-Thon, 6-8:30 p.m.


Tuesday, March 26

Schedule B-C-D-E-G

FBLA State Conference

Saints Softball at Iowa, 5 p.m.

SLCHS Phone-A-Thon, 6-8:30 p.m.

Christ the King, Saint Eugene, Sacred Heart (Creole)


Wednesday, March 27

Schedule A-Mass-D-F-H

11th grade will have Eucharistic Holy Hour in the Baseball Complex

Diocesan Special Ed Meeting 9-11 a.m.

Department Chair Meeting at 12:51 p.m. (Library)

Saints Tennis vs Barbe, 3:30 p.m. (Ward 3 Courts)

Academic Study Hall, 5:30-7 p.m. (Cafeteria)

Lady Saints Softball at Sam Houston, 5 p.m.

Saints Baseball vs Washington Marion, 6 p.m. (Legion Field)


Thursday, March 28

Schedule B-C-E-G-H

LSU Spring Invitational Orientation

Spirit Dress Day for Week of Giving

Yearbook Pizza Day

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

Speech & Debate Meeting, 2:40 p.m. (Room #5)

JV Baseball at Sulphur, 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. (McMurray Park)

JV Track at Westlake JV Relays (Westlake)

Lady Saints Softball vs Washington Marion, 5 p.m. (College Oaks Park)

Saints Baseball vs Washington Marion, 6 p.m. (Legion Field)

Immaculate Conception (Sulphur) Confirmation


Friday, March 29

Schedule A-C-D-F-G

Divine Mercy Chaplet, 7:15 a.m. (Chapel)

LSU Spring Invitational Orientation

Saints Tennis in Mobile Tournament, (Mobile, Ala.)

Saints Baseball vs Kinder, JV at 4:00 p.m. & Varsity at 6:00 p.m. (Legion Field)

Track at BS Walker Relays, (Sulphur)


Saturday, March 30

High School Placement Test Makeup Date, 8 a.m. (SLCHS Cafeteria)

Saints Tennis in Mobile Tournament, (Mobile, Ala.)

SLCHS Golf at ASH/Menard (Links on the Bayou & Oakwing Golf Course)

Saint Joseph (Vinton) Confirmation

Saints Baseball at Notre Dame, JV at 11 a.m. & Varsity at 1 p.m. (Miller Park)


Sunday, March 31

SLCHS Golf at ASH/Menard (Links on the Bayou & Oakwing Golf Course)

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