Halo Notes

St. Louis Catholic High School | Thurs., Feb. 3, 2022

From the Desk of Our Principal

As we conclude Catholic Schools Week and begin admissions season, I am hopeful that the collection of weekly Halo Notes newsletters throughout the year provide a comprehensive picture of who we are as a school. The school environment is shaped through the four pillars, and we strive to provide a holistic approach to education that makes Catholic schools unique. We have many things to celebrate this week. Read below to see how the 9th and 10th graders are exceeding expectations with Winter benchmark testing. Campus Ministry also had a tremendous week through the dynamic presentation from Hard As Nails, Senior Retreat, and adoration on campus. As always, our sports teams are thriving as we head into post-season play for winter sports. Through the lens of wonder, community, service, and identity we celebrate this week and each week as we


Honor and Praise God…In All Ways


Go Saints Forever!

Mia Touchet

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~ADMISSIONS & ADVANCEMENT~

Application & Enrollment is now OPEN!

Application & Enrollment is OPEN! To apply for a new student or re-enroll your current Saint visit our website www.slchs.org.

😇😇If you have a current family & are applying for a sibling, you can do so once you are logged into your account by the apply/enrollment tab. You no longer need to create a new account for each sibling.

💙New families should click on the navy APPLY NOW tab. Follow the prompts. If you haven’t paid the application fee at the end, then your application hasn’t been submitted.

😇😇If you have a current family & are applying for a sibling, you can do so once you are logged into your account by the apply/enrollment tab. You no longer need to create a new account for each sibling.

💙TIPS- Make sure to click the “Save/Next” button at the very bottom of each screen.


We can’t wait to meet out future Saints! 😇

Open House a Huge Success!

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~FAITH LIFE~

Hard As Nails

We were blessed to have Hard as Nails Ministries with us on Wednesday to speak to both our underclassmen, but also our Seniors who were on their Senior Retreat. Students reflected upon their Identity as a son or daughter of God, how they aren’t defined by the things that they have done, and how they can be the love of Christ to their neighbor by encouraging one another and forgiving transgressions. Many barriers were removed, friendships restored, and hearts were reminded of how beloved they are. Make sure and ask your Saint what they thought about Hard as Nails!


Here's what Freshman, Edie Stickell had to say:


"It was so cool to see the conversion of hearts happen right in front of us. Seeing people I know whose lives were being changed in the moment was amazing. The presence of God was so tangible; it was like He was giving us all one big hug!"


Photo Credit: Parker Anderson, Freshman


Special thank you to the sponsors of the event: The Jesters, Forets (John, Andrew), McCalls (Ricardo), & Gages. WIthout you, this incredible ministry would not have been possible.

February Lunch Orders

Click here to fill out the form for February lunch orders.

~ACADEMICS~

ACT Testing for Juniors: March 9

ACT & Pre-ACT testing will take place on Wednesday, March 9. All freshmen and sophomores will take the Pre-ACT. Juniors will take the computer-based ACT at a reduced cost to families. This fee is due to Mrs. Heather Fruge (hfruge@slchs.org) in the counseling office by Friday, February 18.


We are also excited to offer a free ACT prep class to our current Juniors so that they are prepared for the exam. Click here to sign up by Monday, February 7.

2022 - 2023 Scheduling

The counseling team will host parent meetings in the Pavillion to review course selections and other pertinent information for the upcoming school year. Click here to review the course planning guide and course request forms.


  • Class of 2023 - Monday, February 7 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Class of 2024 - Wednesday, February 16 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Class of 2025 - Wednesday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Class of 2026 - Tuesday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Progress Reports

Progress Reports will be emailed tomorrow, Friday, February 4. The math department reviewed a grade calculator with students so they can make goals for the second semester. Click here to download the spreadsheet. If a student fails the 4th quarter and the Final exam, they fail for the year regardless of the course average. Click here to review the grading scale. If your student has any questions or concerns, please have them see or email their teacher or counselor as soon as possible.

Study Hall & Office Hours

Study hall is offered on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 5:00. All students are invited to attend and should bring their homework and study materials. Teachers and NHS students are available to tutor and assist with assignments.


Teachers also offer office hours. Please have your student reach out to their teachers if needed to schedule appointments for extra help.

Star English & Math

Freshmen and sophomores took the STAR English and Math assessments during the month of January. Students reviewed previous scores and made goals for their winter testing. Teachers use this data to plan instruction and remediate or accelerate students based on their current needs. Students who achieve a benchmark score on both assessments or show growth on one or more tests will earn a reward on Friday, February 18. Click here to learn more about the STAR assessments and ask your student about their most recent scores.
2021-2022 Yearbook Information -Ads etc.

The due date to place a business ad in this year's Spectre is Feb. 1. The due date to place a senior ad is Feb. 28. Please contact M.Core at mcore@slchs.org with any questions or concerns.

~STUDENT LIFE~

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Around Athletics

Boys Basketball

Senior Bryson Hardy scored 14 points to lead the Saints to a 46-38 district win over LCCP on Tuesday night at the Legacy Center. Junior Bennett McElveen added 13 points as the team finished the first round of league play 2-3. Next up for the Saints is a trip to South Beauregard on Friday night.

Girls Basketball

Junior Paris Guillory scored 17 points to lead girls basketball to an 84-23 district win over LCCP Tuesday at the Legacy Center. Also scoring in double digits were sophomore Emma Gregory with 16 and seniors Myca Trail and Tia Reder with 12 and 10, respectively. With the win, the Lady Saints improve to 7-0 in district play. The team can clinch at least a share of their fourth consecutive district crown with a win at South Beauregard on Friday.

Boys Soccer

The Saints topped North Vermilion 2-0 on Saturday to win the district championship and earn a first-round bye in the Division III playoffs. Junior Jackson Avery scored both goals to lead the offensive attack. Up next will be a home rematch with the Patriots Saturday at noon on campus.

Girls Soccer

Freshmen Emma Roach and Edie Stickell scored goals as girls soccer knocked off North Vermilion 2-1 to notch their third consecutive district championship. With the win, the Lady Saints earned the #6 seed and a first round playoff bye. They will host West Feliciana at 2 p.m. Saturday on campus.

Wrestling

Five Saints won their weight classes Saturday at the Jesse James Southwest Shootout in Sulphur. Seniors Graham Conrad and Daniel Thomas, junior Luke Caballero and sophomores Hank Hebert and Graham Montet led the way as the team placed second to Division I Sulphur in the team competition.

Indoor Track & Field

The Saints girls and boys track teams will be in action Saturday for their final regular season meet at LSU. Both squads will be competing at the state meet on February 19. The girls team will be attempting to win their third consecutive indoor state championship.

Powerlifting
The Saints will be back in action Saturday when they travel to Abbeville for the RAW Invitational. Junior Luke Churchman will look to build on his win in the Sam Houston Invitational earlier this season.

Junior Prom Dues

The prom tradition at Saint Louis Catholic High School is for the junior class to gift the senior class with paying for prom. As juniors, the dues you pay cover the price for the location, decorations, and music. This also means that you will pay nothing your senior year.

Dues are $50 and need to be turned into the office by February 4.

Prom 2022

Click here for everything you need to know about Prom 2022!

~LAGNIAPPE~

Last Chance Photo Sessions for Seniors

Jill Mahoney will be on campus on Monday, Feb. 7, to take senior pictures and retakes. Please call 337-499-0909 or email jill@jillmahoney.com for to make an appointment.

Covid Corner

Covid Reporting

6 positive cases reported this week in the Saints Community.


Please use the link on our website to report any Covid related illnesses or email, Teresa Ernst, Covid Coordinator, with any questions.

St. Louis Catholic Foundation & Planned Giving

If you are interested or have further questions, please reach out to Ashley Ivey-Atkins.

Patron Saint - Pillar Partners