St. Louis Catholic School News

October 3, 2018

Principal's Corner

SLS Classic Pizza Results

Thanks to your support, we brought in $427.24 (including tips) from our SLS Classic Pizza Night. The money will be used to purchase oil paints for our art department. Thank you to all families who were able to attend. Thank you to Chris Gillman for allowing us to have this evening again this year. And finally, thank you to all of our SLS staff who waited tables, worked the pop machine, etc.

First Day Back Is Dress Down

The first day back after Fall Break will be a dress down day. Enjoy your week off!

Thank you,

Mr. Chad Moeller

Calendar of Events

  • October 3rd - Trash Bag pick up, 3-5:30
  • October 3rd - Athletic meeting, 7:00 pm in Parish Office
  • October 4th - 8th grade Reality Check @ Jac-Cen-Del, 9:30-11:30
  • October 4th - P-T conferences, 3:30-8:00 pm
  • October 5th - All School Mass, 8th grade
  • October 5th - End of 1st Grading Period
  • October 5th - Jr. High Youth Group, 3:00 pm
  • October 8th-12th -- Fall Break!!
  • October 10th - Monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser
  • October 15th - Mother of Mercy Messengers, Activity Center
  • October 16th - Picture Retakes
  • October 17th - All School Mass, 7th grade
  • October 18th - e-Learning Day--Students do NOT report to school
  • October 19th - 5th grade Zoo field trip
  • October 19th - Reports cards go home
  • October 21st - Super Sunday Bingo
  • October 22nd-26th - Red Ribbon Week

e-Learning Days

“Please remember to mark your calendars for our scheduled eLearning days on October 18, 2018 and November 13, 2018. These are normal school days where students learn digitally from home instead of onsite in the school building. More information to come”
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PTO News

Trash Bag Pick-up

We will see you today, October 3 for trash bag pick-up 3:00-5:30 pm in the garage behind church. Please contact Natalie Wanstrath for questions

Box Tops Contest

The box top contest continues, and the 5th graders are in the lead this week. Great job!

Who will be next? Here are the results from the second week:

Kindergarten - 270

1st - 25

2nd - 193

3rd - 82

4th - 110

5th - 566

6th - 381

7th - 43

8th - 50

The Coke Rewards are adding up! Keep sending them our way:)

PTO Meeting

Didn’t make it to the last PTO meeting but want to know what was discussed??? The minutes are posted on the website under the “Parents” tab.

Mark your calendar for our next meeting Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30 pm.

Natalie Wanstrath

PTO Secretary

Trash Bag Contest Winners

Congratulations to Mrs. Baxter's homeroom class! They were the high selling class and will get an ice cream party when we return from Fall Break.

Individual Winners:

$25 Amazon Gift Card - Griffin Koester

$25 Amazon Gift Card - Amanda Narwold

$25 The Stitch In Time - Emma Livers

Ice Cream Cone at Snikkers & Peanuts- Megan Raab, Kinslee Weisenbach, Brayden Klump, Adam Weber & Ben Miller

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Picture retakes

Mark your calendars!

Inter-State Studios will be here on Tuesday, October 16th for picture retakes. If your son or daughter is in need of these, please be sure to have them bring in their original picture package to return that day.

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SLS "After School Care" program creates lots of smiles

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Library News

Thank you to everyone that returned their forms and purchased "Birthday Books" this year! After we return from Fall Break I will have these books ready for the students that participated in it to pick out.

Kim Schrank

SLS Librarian

Mother Delores Hart

Monday this week St. Louis staff and students had the pleasure of meeting Mother Delores Hart. She is now a Benedictine nun, but was once a famous Hollywood Star - she had many roles, including staring with Elvis Presley. Her journey and story of finding a meaningful and fulfilling life was awe inspiring. We are so fortunate to have had the chance to meet her and hear her speak.

Mother Dolores was kind enough to share her address with us. The convent prays seven times a day and would love to pray for our students and teachers and their prayer requests. You can send your prayer requests to this address:

Mother Dolores Hart

273 Flanders Road

Bethlehem, Connecticut 06751

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Musical Notes

Veteran's Day Celebration

In anticipation of our Veteran's Day Celebration, Mrs. Pedersen is looking for pictures of your military family members! Photos may be emailed to Mrs. Pedersen ( or sent to school with your student to be scanned and returned. Please include relevant information, including their name, branch, years served (if known), and who/how they are related.

If you submitted pictures for last year's presentation, Mrs. Pedersen is carrying them over! You may email and double check that your service person is included if you do not remember for sure. Pictures must be turned in by Friday, November 2 to be included in this year's presentation.

Musical Notes

Why are K-2 students coloring in music? You may have noticed your child coming home with a coloring sheet from music. One of the best ways to learn our Christmas songs is through repetition! To help little minds focus, it helps if our hands are busy. While we are listening to our Christmas songs, we are coloring!

Mrs. Christy Pedersen
St. Louis School Music Teacher

Oldenburg Academy NHS Tutoring

The NHS tutoring program has begun! It runs from October to April. This is open to all students in the surrounding area that needs extra help. Tutoring is held on Mondays and Wednesdays after school until 4:15 in Room 104 at Oldenburg Academy. If you have any questions, please contact OA at 812-934-4440. The tutoring sessions began on Monday, Oct. 1st.

Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Mark your calendar! Our next monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, October 10th from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. Enjoy some great tasting pizza while helping out St. Louis at the same time. Thank you for your support!

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Speech Team!

Congratulations to the 2018 SLS Speech Team! These students will compete in the competition at Oldenburg Academy on November 3. Team members are:

Felicity Brelage

Ashley Hunter

Christian Mack

Meg Ritter

Cora Roth

Santiago Schutte

Rachel Suttmann

Henry Wanstrath

Karsyn Watson

Paige Watters

Mrs. Christy Pedersen

Uniform Exchange Dates

Please see below for the current schedule of "uniform exchange" dates.

If you have any questions, or need additional information, you may email Amy Tonges at, and she will be happy to help you. Thank you!

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~~Volunteer Schedule below~~

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Bingo Weekly Workers

Please contact Amber McGuire for information on the weekly bingo volunteer schedule. You may reach her by email at, or by calling the Parish Office at 812-934-3204, ext #222. Thank you!
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7th/8th girls volleyball

Volleyball awards were given out last night. Thank you to all the girls who played this season.

7th grade
High Point Server Award Isabelle Wonnell
MVP Kate Weber
Most Improved Lucy Abplanalp
Cardinal Award Kate Weber

8th grade
High Point Server Award Audrey Beiser
MVP Audrey Beiser
Most Improved Emma Livers
Cardinal Award Audrey Beiser
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BMS Cross Country results

The Batesville Middle School boys finished 2nd at the EIAC meet on Wednesday. Lyle Oesterling finished 2nd in the boys race, followed by Jake Chapman, 4th, Eli Loichinger, 5th, Will Sherwood, 17th, Tacoma Nicholas, 18th, Cole Pride, 23rd, and Emi Lopez, 24th.

Talan Rowlett finished 8th in the Junior Varsity race, followed by Landin Hughes, 9th, Carter Walsman, 10th, and Mason Jones, 14th.

The Batesville Middle School girls finished 2nd at the conference meet on Wednesday. Ava Hanson won the girls race, followed by Emma Weiler, 8th, Kaylynn Bedel, 9th, Madelyn Pohlman, 15th, Cora Deputy, 16th, and Megan Allgeier, 25th.

Ella Rowlett finished 7th in the Junior Varsity race, followed by Josie Meyer 14th.


Greensburg 39

Batesville 42

Sunman Dearborn 72

Connersville 99

Benjamin Rush 132

South Dearborn 183

Franklin County 184


Greensburg 24

Batesville 49

Sunman Dearborn 53

Connersville 147

South Dearborn 153

Benjamin Rush 153

Greendale 170

BMS XC results

The Batesville Middle School boys won the Ripley County meet against Milan, Jac-Cen-Del and South Ripley on Thursday. Lyle Oesterling finished 2nd in the boys race, followed by Eli Loichinger, 3rd, Jake Chapman, 6th, Tacoma Nicholas 7th, Will Sherwood, 8th, Cole Pride, 9th, and Emi Lopez, 10th.

The Batesville Middle School girls won the Ripley County meet against Milan and Jac-Cen-Del on Thursday. Ava Hanson won the girls race, followed by Emma Weiler, 2nd, Kaylynn Bedel, 3rd, Megan Allgeier, 4th, Madelyn Pohlman, 7th, and Cora Deputy, 9th.


Batesville 26

South Ripley 53

Jac-Cen-Del 78

Milan 81


Batesville 17

Milan 55

Jac-Cen-Del 59

BMS XC results

The Batesville Middle School boys finished 11th at the State meet on Saturday. Lyle Oesterling finished 58th overall, followed by Eli Loichinger, 71st, Jake Chapman, 96th, Will Sherwood, 124th, Emi Lopez, 128th, Cole Pride, 177th, and Talan Rowlett, 200th.

The Batesville Middle School girls finished 9th at the State meet on Saturday. Ava Hanson finished 11th overall, followed by Kaylynn Bedel, 83rd, Emma Weiler, 104th, Megan Allgeier, 106th, Madelyn Pohlman, 109th, Cora Deputy, 132nd and Josie Meyer, 229th.

The boys finished the season at 65-14!!

The girls finished the season at 61-13!!

Derek Suits, Coach

Athletic Forms

Click here for a link to the forms.

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Batesville Youth Wrestling Form

The Batesville Youth Wrestling form for this coming season is below. This is open to any SLS students in grades K-6.


Michael A. Weiler

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October Children's Programs @ Batesville Memorial Public Library

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