St. Louis Catholic School News

March 7, 2018

Principal's Corner

The Ripley County Community Foundation presented St. Louis School with $1500 to be used for technology integration. Pictured are School Commission President Mike Fritsch, IT Director Jessica Imel, and Father Stan Pondo.

We would like to thank the Ripley County Community Foundation for their generosity!

Mr. Chad Moeller

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Calendar of Events

  • March 8th - Spring Pictures for "K" and Tues/Thurs Preschool
  • March 8th - 7th/8th gr Girls Bball @ SLS, SEI Finals @ 5:30 pm
  • March 9th - 1st gr field trip to Kids Commons
  • March 9th - 5th grade Stations, 10:30 am
  • March 11th - SUPER SUNDAY BINGO
  • March 12th - 4th grade Stations, 9:00 am
  • March 12th - IREAD3 begins
  • March 13th - 7th/8th gr Girls BBall awards, 6:30 cafeteria
  • March 14th - All School Mass, 3rd grade
  • March 14th - Pizza Hut fundraiser 11:00 am --11:00 pm
  • March 16th - 2nd grade field trip to IN Children's Museum
  • March 16th - End of grading period

Haiti bowls

Just a short reminder: Please return the Haiti bowls to school by Friday, March 9th. Thank you for your prayers and your generosity.

St. Louis Haiti Ministry

PTO News

Pop Tabs/Kroger Rewards/Amazon Smile

Also start collecting Pop tabs for the Student Council. You can also help out our school by signing up for Kroger Community Rewards. For all of our Amazon shoppers- feel free to sign up for Amazon Smiles. Amazon donates 0.5% of purchases to SLS!

Remember to continue sending box tops in throughout the year, collection never stops! And don't forget to download the box top app and scan your receipts in combination with the on-pack Box Tops clip.

Thank you for your support!


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Archdiocesan Science Fair

On March 3, St. Louis School 8th grader Spencer Mack participated in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Science Fair. His project, called "What drinks eat your teeth", required extensive research, including experiments on real teeth. Schools from the Archdiocese compete in this science fair competition by sending the students that win their school competition. Spencer won at St. Louis and then took first place overall at the Indianapolis competition. Congratulations Spencer!

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St. Louis Cardinal Crawl

Cardinal Crawl contest is going on now until Friday, March 9. Each day, the homeroom that has the most Cardinal Crawl registrations turned in, will receive an out-of-uniform pass. At the end of the week, the homeroom that has the most registrations for the week will win a pizza party.

The Cardinal Crawl is a 5K run-walk-crawl fundraiser that helps support SLS Athletics. The money raised helps the school maintain the Activity Center floor, helps buy uniforms and equipment, pays referees, provides transportation for the 7th and 8th grade away games and much more. Thank you for your support!

Musical Notes

Musical Notes

Any student in grades 6-8 interested in applying for the RAA Young Artist Showcase for Dance should see Miss Kushman for an application form. Forms must be received by the coordinator by March 20th.

1st Grade Composers

The first grade classes composed songs last week! We borrowed our melody and used Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. We then brainstormed what we wanted our songs to be about before writing our first verse of lyrics together. Each student then had to write or draw what they thought came next! We found out that even just writing lyrics can be a tricky process, and we have a greater respect for people who write songs every day.

Miss Christy Kushman
St. Louis School Music Teacher

SLS Music Website

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Uniform Exchange Dates

Future uniform exchange dates are listed below. If you have any questions you may email Amy Tonges at, and she will be happy to help you. Thank you!
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Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for our next monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser. It will take place on Wednesday, March 14th. Thank you for your continued support of St. Louis School!
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SLS Enrichment classes

Enrich SLS Students!
The SLS enrichment classes are being formed for Mid-April. We would love for someone to bring a vehicle to the school parking lot and teach basic auto maintenance (tire pressure, check oil, etc.). Do you know someone who would love to teach our students? We are excited to offer a variety of classes this spring.

If you know an auto expert please contact Jenny Schebler at or Carla Austin at Thank you!

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Used Ink Cartridges

We have had a couple of ladies inquire about used cell phones and old ink cartridges recently. At this time neither the school office nor the parish office are collecting old cell phones. However, the Parish Office IS collecting used ink cartridges, and will happily accept any that you have. Please contact Michelle Wachsmann @ 812-934-3204 with any questions. Thank you!

Lost and Found

The amount of articles in our "Lost and Found" has grown tremendously recently. Please take a look at the pictures below and see if anything belongs to you. We will start donating those items that are not claimed before Spring Break.

We have SLS Spirit items, water bottles, hats, gloves, misc. sweatshirts, athletic shorts, and various other items.....please take a look. Thank you!

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~~Volunteer Schedule for next week~~

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St. Louis 5th Grade Girls Basketball Results

The St. Louis 5th Grade Girls Basketball team took to the floor last Thursday night against the St. Nicholas Trojans to close their season. The team had fun and played hard to the end winning 16 to 10. They finished the season with a 7-4 record.

Scoring for the Cardinals were Lucy Abplanalp and Maria Voegle with 2 points and Veronica King with 12 points.


Rob King

6th Grade Lady Cardinals Basketball Recap - FINAL GAME - St Nicholas

The 6th Grade Lady Cardinals closed out a very successful season on Thursday evening getting their 10th win over the St Nicholas Trojans. The Lady Cardinals jumped out to a 14 - 5 lead at the half and despite a 3rd quarter push by St Nicholas the Cardinals finished with a strong 4th quarter and a final score of 33 - 17. The Cardinals end the year with a 10-1 record and won their final 8 games of the season.

The team would like to thank their parents and all of the fans who supported them this season. Go Cardinals!!

- Andy, Ryan & Randy
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Athletic Forms

Click here for a link to the forms.

"When a father stands tall in his child's eyes, it has nothing to do with height and everything to do with heart." Author unknown

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Batesville Friends of the Library Book Sale

Batesville Library Used Book Sale & Etc., March 8-10

The Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library are having their used book and media sale March 8-10. Over 10,000 books, videos, CDs, DVDs, and books on tape will be sold 9:00am to 5:00pm each day at the library annex building, located at 10 W. Boehringer St. Prices are $1 for hardbacks, CDs, and DVDs, 50 cents for paperbacks, and all children’s books are 25 cents. Proceeds from the book sale will be used to help pay for library materials and programs. The $2 bag special sale starts on Saturday the 10th at 3:00pm.

Donations of gently used books, CDs, and DVDs are still being accepted. Please put your donations on the Friends’ shelves in the library lobby during library hours.

Oldenburg Academy presents "ANNIE"

Oldenburg Academy Drama Department presents ANNIE The Musical Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 at 7:00. Reserved seating tickets are on sale now, contact Jackie Fitzgerald at the school office Tickets are $7/adults $5/children under 18

Reserved seating tickets are on sale now $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18. OA students, staff, and faculty are free but still require a ticket. Contact Jackie Fitzgerald at Oldenburg Academy for your tickets today. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door with festival style seating. Ticket sales begin at 6:00 and doors open at 6:30 on show nights.

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Parent-Student Handbook

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