St. Louis Catholic School News

August 22, 2018

Principal's Corner

RTI Teaching Position Available

SLS is currently looking for a teacher to fill a part-time RTI teaching position. Interested applicants should contact Chad Moeller at 812-934-3310 or


The day after Labor Day will be an extra holiday this year, so there will be NO SCHOOL on September 3rd or 4th. Please mark your calendars.

Thank you,

Mr. Chad Moeller

Calendar of Events

  • August 22nd - PTO Meeting at Amacks Well, 6:30 pm
  • August 23rd - Gr 7/8 Vball vs St. Michael, 6:00 pm
  • August 24th - All School Mass, 6th grade
  • August 24th - Bingo Volunteer Appreciation Event, 6:30 SLS Cafe
  • August 27th - Band Instrument Rental Night-SLS Cafe, gr 5-8, 6:00 pm
  • August 28th - Speech Tryouts--3:00 pm in Music Room
  • August 28th - 7/8 Vball @ Greensburg HS, 5:30
  • August 29th - All School Mass, 5th grade
  • August 29th - Speech Tryouts-3:00 pm in Music Room
  • September 3rd - Labor Day -- No School
  • September 4th - Holiday -- No School
  • September 4th - 7th/8th Vball @ South Dearborn MS, 5:30 pm
  • September 5th - School Pictures
  • September 6th - School Pictures (for Tue/Thurs Preschool)
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"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”

PTO News

Welcome back to school from the PTO officers!

Meeting Tonight

We are in full swing already and are looking forward to a great school year. We have an amazing team of committee chairs and would like you to meet the whole crew. Join us for our first meeting tonight at Amack’s Well, 6:30 pm. We want to hear from you!

Pencil Bags

Did you hear? The student pencil bags will be reused next year! Teachers will collect the SLS pencil bags at the end of the school year and keep them safe over the summer. Thanks for your feedback...we are listening!

Trash Bag Fundraiser

Order forms for the trash bag fundraiser will go home this Friday. Forms and money need to be turned in September 7. You will have them over Labor Day weekend, so take them to your family activities and sell, sell, sell!

PTO Officers

Jill Weberding- President

Marisol Schutte-Vice President

Natalie Wanstrath- Secretary

Jane Lieland- Treasurer

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We've got some great "works of art" on our bulletin boards....thought I would share a few with you throughout the newsletter this week. Enjoy!

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Indiana State Fair champion

Our own SLS kindergartener, Jack Brunsman, won 1st place in the Indiana Young Famers Association Pedal Pull at the State Fair on August 11th. This qualified him to participate in the Champion of Champions on August 19th, also held at the State Fair. Jack did a "full pull" at 300 lbs, and his 2nd pull was another "full pull" at 350 lbs. It came down to him and one other pedal-puller. Jack's 3rd attempt resulted in him pulling a 450 lb sled 31 feet and his competitor having a "full pull", so Jack placed second in this competition. Jack also participated at the Pioneer Engineers Club earlier this month, receiving a 1st place. He is now qualified to pull at the 2019 National Kiddie Tractor Pullers Grand National Championship in Greenville, Ohio. Way to go Jack!
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Preschool news

St. Louis Preschool welcomes two new teammates to the classroom this year. Nicole Klump is the newest addition to our Early Learner program, bringing 4 years work experience in Preschool as a dedicated classroom volunteer. Nicole sees the potential in every child and works daily to assure each child has what they need to reach their highest calling. Sydney Prickel, a SLS graduate, is giving back to the school that shaped her early years, with her work in our Pre-K classroom. Sydney brings youth and a fresh perspective and is enthusiastic about nurturing and inspiring young learners.

Along with Amy Watson, Amy Wanstrath, and the entire St. Louis School family, please join us in welcoming these two new additions to our school!

Thought for the day......"Success is not measured by achievements, but by the lives we bless."

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Speech/Musical Notes

Speech Team

Any student in grades 5 or 6 interested in joining the SLS Speech Team need to have their try out form turned in to Mrs. Pedersen by Friday, August 24. Try outs will take place Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29. Forms were sent home with every student earlier in the week, if you need another or a copy of the speech please email Mrs. Pedersen at

Music Notes

Students interested in joining the SLS school choir (grades 5-8) should have brought home a permission slip. We have started our regular schedule of Wednesday and Friday morning rehearsals. It is not too late to join - please see Mrs. Pedersen in the music room.

Any student in grades 5-8 who wish join our school band should plan to attend our rental night meeting with a parent on Monday, August 27, at 6:00 PM in the cafe. Paige's Music will be here to discuss rental options for instruments, and we will discuss rehearsal and performance expectations as well. If you can not make this meeting, please email Mrs. Pedersen for more information Students who have been in band previously at SLS do not need to attend.

Thank you!

Mrs. Christy Pedersen

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Archery Club at SLS

An Archery club will start here at SLS this year. This club will meet once a week for an hour and a half and twice a week closer to competition time. You don't have to have your own bow, as we have our own that you may use. If you have questions about the club/team please ask Miss Trenkamp at or at school.

If your child has already signed up for archery please visit Miss Trenkamp's webpage under Coach Trenkamp and scroll down to archery. You will need to fill out the google form so we have all the contact info for you and your child along with you having an understanding of what archery will be about. It is so exciting to see so many kids interested in archery from St. Louis.

Thank you,

Miss Erin Trenkamp

Science Lab

SLS 6th grade invited 1st grade down to the Science Lab to take part in some experiments. Some great learning went on. Thanks 6th grade, we had a great time!
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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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Youth Group News

Anyone in Grades 8-12 and their parents are invited to an information meeting about the 2019 Mission Trip to Topeka, KS! The meeting will take place on August 26th at 4:00pm in the St. Louis School Cafeteria. Come find out if the TriForce Mission Team is right for you! Stay for pizza after the meeting! Go to or email for more information.

Jr. High - Our first Jr. High youth group for this school year will be August 17th after school in the SLS Cafe. We will be starting off with a pizza party, followed by some fun introductory games and other fun things to kick off the year. You can now register for Jr. High youth group online at Please register before participating in any youth group activities.

Parents - If you would like to help out at youth group on a regular basis, please consider joining the Jr. High Youth Group leadership team. It is a 2 hour commitment 2 times per month. Parents, Grandparents, and Guardians are all welcome! All adults will need to have the current Safe & Sacred course as well as a completed background check (within 3 years). To complete the course or to see if you are up to date, log into your account at Email for more information.

Thank you!

Carrie Wesseler

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Extreme Makeover: Classroom Edition

When Mrs. Lents’s students returned to St. Louis School in August, they were met with a classroom makeover. Thanks to the generosity of the CREATE Foundation and the help of principal Chad Moeller, IT Director Jessica Imel, and Maintenance Director Wade Ryle, Mrs. Lents was able to get a flexible seating environment for her students. Her classroom makeover included new floors, fresh paint, two large screen tvs, and a wide variety of seating options for her kids.

Students now have the opportunity to choose a seat that is more comfortable and conducive to their personal learning styles. It gives the students choices and accountability for their learning, and allows Mrs. Lents more flexibility in her instructional strategies. Students in our world today must be able to work cooperatively with others and think critically. Flexible seating arrangements give kids the opportunity to develop these crucial skills in a relaxed environment.

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Library News--Birthday Books

Dear Students and Parents,

We want to take a moment and thank all of you that participated in the “Birthday Books” program over the past Nine years. With your participation in this program we have been able to add new books to both the pre-school library and to the school library, as well as purchase additional resource books. Your generous donation has added to the reading enjoyment of students for years to come. We ask that you please continue to support the school library through this program. The deadline for turning in this year’s Birthday Book registration form is September 4, 2018.

Thank you,

Kim Schrank

St. Louis School Library

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Cafeteria volunteers needed

We are still in need of some volunteers to help us in the cafeteria this year. This would only be 1 or 2 days per month, for a few hours at lunch time. If you are interested or have any questions, feel free to email us at

Thank you,

Tammi and Carla

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Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Our monthly Pizza Hut fundraiser will be held again this year on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Please mark your calendar for September 12th!

SLS Spiritwear - available at Joans Tshirt Printing

St. Louis Spiritwear hoodies, polos, and t-shirts can be purchased online at All SLS Spiritwear orders placed by the end of this month will be delivered to the school by September 15th! Need something sooner or last minute? Check out the limited selection of basic Tees and cotton sweatshirts in stock at Joan's T-Shirt Printing on Boehringer St. Our school gets back 20% from each item purchased!

~~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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Bingo Appreciation Event for ALL VOLUNTEERS

What: Bingo Appreciation Event for ALL VOLUNTEERS (Weekly and Super Sunday)

When: August 24, 2018 – Doors open at 6; Dinner starting at 6:30

Where: St. Louis Cafeteria

Drinks, Door prizes, Bingo games, Gift Cards and more!

Please join us as we take an evening to thank all our volunteers who help make our Bingo program successful. (RSVP was required by August 17th).

This is our chance to recognize each other and enjoy an evening of playing games and celebrating success of St Louis Bingo over the past year.

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8th grade open gyms

The 8th grade basketball open gyms will begin on Monday 8/20. All open gym times are listed on the athletic calendar.

Physicals, concussion and registration forms are due before participation.

Thank you!

Mike Burkhart

Athletic Director

St. Louis School

812-525-6585 ( cell )

SLS 7th & 8th Volleyball - Sunman Dearborn

St. Louis vs. Sunman Dearborn

7th Grade Volleyball

The St. Louis Cardinals 7th Grade Volleyball team defeated the Sunman Dearborn Lady Trojans in 3 games 25-22, 20-25, 15-6. “The Lady Cardinals worked hard together to push this win out. Team work won this game”, commented Coach Jennifer Meer. The Cardinals struggled with their serves in the beginning but once they got their rhythm the girls could not be stopped. Kate Weber led the team with 17 points followed by Catherine Streator with 10 points and Izzi Price and Isabelle Wonnell with 4 points each. Lilly Schebler was strong at the net as well as Ella Moster and Maggie Beiser as they went up to spike the ball down to the opponents. Solid passing was given by Ava Owens and Ingrid Tuveson.

8th Grade Volleyball

The 8th Grade Lady Cardinal St. Louis Volleyball team suffered their second loss of season to the Sunman Dearborn Lady Trojans 8-25 12-25. “The score of the game did not reflect the positive part of the game for the Cardinals”, comment Coach Jennifer Meer. The top server was Audrey Beiser with 4 points followed by Megan Raab with 3 points and Ryanna Phillips and Isabelle Wonnell with 1 point each. Beiser and Phillips led the offense with 1 hit each. Emma Livers and Mary Hunter help support the team with their passing skills.


Jennifer Meer

St. Louis 7th & 8th Volleyball vs North Decatur

St. Louis vs. North Decatur 8/21/18

7th Grade Volleyball

The St. Louis Cardinals 7th Grade Volleyball team kept their undefeated record by defeating the North Decatur Lady Chargers 25-9, 25-13. The Cardinals was strong at the serving line. Izzi Price led the team with 13 points followed by Kate Weber and Ava Owens 6 points each, Catherine Streator 3 points, Ella Moster 2 points as Ingrid Tuveson and Lilly Schebler each served up a point each. Weber and Streator had the only kills of the night for the offense. Solid passing was given by Rhea Miller, Lucy Abplanalp and Isabelle Wonnell.

8th Grade Volleyball

The 8th Grade Lady Cardinal St. Louis Volleyball team loss against the North Decatur Lady Chargers 14-25, 18-25. Audrey Beiser was strong at the serving line serving 4 aces to lead the team along with Mary Hunter with 4 points each. Ryanna Phillips served for 2 points and Megan Raab and Isabelle Wonnell each had 1 point. Emma Livers and Catherine Streator was strong at the net with 1 kill each. Kate Weber and Lilly Schebler help support the team with their court awareness.

BMS cross country results

The Batesville Middle School boys finished 3rd in the Greensburg Invitational on Monday. Lyle Oesterling finished 10th in the boy’s race, followed by Benjamin Eli Loichinger, 19th, Will Sherwood, 28th, Emi Lopez, 38th, Talan Rowlett, 43rd, Tacoma Nicholas, 45th, and Jake Chapman, 47th.

Cole Pride finished 2nd in the boy’s reserve race, followed by Carter Walsman, 4th, Santiago Schutte, 9th, Landin Hughes, 12th, and Reed Hixson, 15th.

The Batesville Middle School girls finished 3rd in the Greensburg Invitational. Ava Hanson finished 6th in the girl’s race, followed by Emma Weiler, 8th, Sophie Myers, 9th, Kaylynn Bedel, 19th, Megan Allgeier, 28th, Madelyn Pohlman, 34th, and Josie Meyer, 47th.

Ella Rowlett finished 14th in the girl’s reserve race.

Greensburg Invitational Results


Columbus Northside 17

Jennings County 78

Batesville 138

Columbus Central 139

Seymour 158

New Palestine 164

Greensburg 169

Sunman Dearborn 205

Shelbyville 215

Triton Central 340

Connersville 348

South Decatur 356

Southwestern 360

Waldron 374

South Dearborn 404

Jac-Cen-Del 433

Franklin County 474


Columbus Northside 35

Seymour 52

Batesville 70

Greensburg 93

Sunman Dearborn 143

Columbus Central 171

Jennings County 228

Triton Central 250

New Palestine 293

Connersville 302

South Decatur 305

Jac-Cen-Del 347

South Dearborn 363

Waldron 384

Greendale 415

Shelbyville 441

Southwestern 488

Franklin County 505

North Decatur 512

Athletic Forms

Click here for a link to the forms.

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Oldenburg Academy - Basketball Camp

The OA Boys' Basketball Team is hosting a Fall Basketball Camp on Saturday, September 15th. The camp is for all boys grades K through 8th grade.

Please see the below flyer for more information.


Annette Hunger

Director of Admissions

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