St. Louis Catholic School News

January 13, 2016

Calendar of Events

  • Jan 13 - Spanish Club, 3 - 4 pm
  • Jan 13 - Pizza Hut Fundraiser - Coupons attached
  • Jan 14 - Gr. 5 Mayors Youth Council - Healthy Kids, 12:30 - 2:35 pm
  • Jan 15 - Jr. High Youth Group
  • Jan 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - School is in session
  • Jan 18 - Gr. 7/8 Bball SEIIT #1 vs South Dearborn, 5:30 pm
  • Jan 19 - Gr. 7/8 Bball SEIIT #2 @ South Dearborn, 5:30 pm
  • Jan 20 - Gr. 5 All School Mass
  • Jan 20 - Statewide Readiness Test for I-STEP 10 -11 am
  • Jan 20 - Gr. 5/6 Girls Bball vs St. Mary, 6 pm
  • Jan 21 - Gr. 7/8 Bball SEIIT Finals @ JacCenDel, 6 pm
  • Jan 22 - Gr. K-8 RAA Cincinnati Circus Company Juggling Show, 1:15-2:54 pm
  • Jan 23 - Happy Birthday Father Stan!
  • Jan 25 - Gr. 5/6 Girls Bball @ St. Michael's, 6 pm
  • Jan 26 - RAA Vocal Artist Showcase
  • Jan 26 - Gr. 4 Garden Labs
  • Jan 27 - Gr. 4 All School Mass
  • Jan 27 - RAA Instrumental Artist Showcase
  • Jan 27 - Gr. 5/6 Girls Bball @ St. Nicholas, 6 pm

Principal Chad Moeller's Desk


You may have heard that Nicki Wuestefeld plans to retire in April. Nicki has been a valued and trusted member of our SLS staff for 14 years. She is kind and caring to students and adults ​a like and we will miss her deeply.

Nicki, thank you for your service to all of us at St. Louis School.


As you read above, we have some big shoes to fill. Interested applicants will find details below​:


  • Greet Guests
  • Answer Phones
  • Substitute Teacher Coordinator
  • Publish Newsletter Weekly
  • Website Knowledge​
  • Nixle Alert System
  • ​Basic Office Duties

Skills in Word/Excel are needed. Website navigational knowledge is helpful. ​ Friendly, outgoing, self-motivated, and flexible personality a plus. Enjoys working as a team with teachers and coworkers.


Please turn in your resume to the school office if interested ​in applying for this position.

Spanish Club

Our next Spanish Club meeting will be Wednesday, January 13th from 3:00-4:00 in Mrs. Brooks's room. We will be making bracelets and flowers for our upcoming fundraiser for the Food for the Poor ministry in Central and South America.

Spanish Club Toothbrush and Toothpaste Drive

Spanish Club is sponsoring a toothbrush and toothpaste drive to benefit small villages in Haiti the week of January 11-15. St. Louis Parish is partnering with St. Anthony's Haiti Ministry on a healthcare mission trip in January. They asked SLS to collect new toothbrushes and toothpaste to hand out to families in need while on their mission trip.

Our goal is to collect 350 toothbrushes and 350 tubes of toothpaste as a school to send to Haiti. Please turn in your donations to the box in your homeroom by Friday, January 15th. Gracias! Please see Mrs. Brooks with any questions.

Sign Up for School Closing Alerts & More!

The Nixle Community Information Service provides secure and reliable communication from St. Louis School regarding school closings and safety information. By signing up you can receive notifications by web, e-mail, and cell phone.

8th grade parent meeting at Batesville High School

There will be an 8th grade Parent Scheduling Meeting on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 5:45 in the BHS Auditorium. This meeting will last approximately one hour. This information session is for all parents/guardians who will be have Freshmen attending
Batesville High School during the 2016-17 school year.

Yearbook Sale

*Ends on Thursday, January 31. An order form was sent home with each student this week. Price is $16.25 per book. Don't let the school year pass you by without collecting those memories in print. Get your yearbook reserved before the end of the month.

Pictures for Yearbook

For YEARBOOK...This is a reminder, if you OR your parents have pictures of St. Louis events, please send them to

8th Grade it's time to start submitting your 8th grade quotes and baby pictures!

If you are in Ms. Ruschke's homeroom, give them to Harlee Masavage and if you are in Mrs. Paul's homeroom please give them to Sarah Price. It's important to get those turned in as soon as possible. Please submit them by the Yearbook order deadline... January 31st.

Concerts For Catholic Schools - Blue Highway Saturday Jan. 30 at St. X

The Greater CIncinnati Performing Arts Society will present the multi-Grammy nominated Bluegrass group Blue Highway to the St. Xavier Performance Center Saturday Jan. 30 at 7:30 PM. Blue Highway has earned 25 collective IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, and two Grammy nominations as a band, plus three prestigious Grammy Awards among its members. Tim Stafford recently received honors as 2014 IBMA Songwriter of the Year and 2015 SPBGMA Guitar Player of the Year. Rob Ickes was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album - and won 2015 IBMA Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year - for his collaborative album "Three Bells" with Jerry Douglas and the late great Mike Auldridge. Ickes is also honored to reign as the Most Awarded Instrumentalist in the history of IBMA with 15 Dobro Player of the Year Awards. As momentum continues to build for the 21-year strong powerhouse band, Blue Highway broke into 2015 with Sold Out shows accounting for half their shows to date. Their most recent album The Game topped the national Bluegrass Unlimited Album Chart at #1 for 7 consecutive months (Jun-Dec 2014). The Game was also named the #1 Bluegrass Album of the Year by critic Daniel Mullins in his end of the year Top 20 Albums of 2014 list in Bluegrass Today. Tickets for the show are $35 in advance $40 day of show. For tickets and information, go to or call513-570-0652. When you purchase a ticket, you can designate $5 to go to the Catholic elementary school tuition assistance program of you choice. The Education Scholarship and Assistance Program (ESAP) will match all donations so it turn into a $10 per ticket donation. This is a great way to have an evening of enterainment and support Catholci education at the same time!

Kindergarten Volunteer Assistant(s) Wanted

Are you retired, have a morning or afternoon open each week or maybe you just love to work with children? St. Louis School Kindergarten is looking for volunteer assistants to help with daily activities in the classroom. Activities could include distributing materials for lessons, tying shoes, working one-on-one with students, etc. Please contact Missy Cooper if you are interested or you need more details. No experience in education is necessary but utmost confidentiality is expected.

812 - 934 - 3310 (School)

812 - 933 - 0383 (Home)


Please check your Facts Tuition Account to make sure you are up to date and not accumulating late fees. Go to
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YMCA Family Fun Event

“Silly Safaris” is coming to the Southeastern Indiana YMCA for a Family Fun Event, January 29th from 6:30-7:30 PM. Join us for a live animal show with the perfect blend of fact and fun! Free to all. Please RSVP to the Member Service Desk by calling 812-934-6006. Address: 30 State Road 129 South, Batesville, IN 47006

Catholic School's Week Help!

Hello Friends! Catholic School's Week is quickly approaching and we need your help! The Friday of Catholic School's Week (February 5th) the teachers and staff of St. Louis School have a pitch-in lunch to take a moment and celebrate Catholic School's Week all together. We are in need of some wonderful parent volunteers to watch over and take students to and from lunches, monitor inside recesses, and help out in the cafeteria and office. This would be from around 11:10 until 12:30 on Friday afternoon. If you are able to help please contact Amanda Farmer at . Thank you so much in advance for all you help and continued support!

Catholic Schools Week Correction

Catholic Schools Week this year will be January 31th - February 5th. Please disregard the previous date of January 24th - January 29th. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused.
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The St Louis 7th grade boys basketball team hosted the Sunman Dearborn Trojans on Thursday and were able to come away with a good win. The game started off with Sunman Dearborn controlling the inside and that coupled with the Cardinals unable to convert some short shot around the goal allowed the Trojans to take a 8 – 4 about half way during the 1st quarter. But St. Louis fought back on defense and was able to tie the score by the end of the quarter at 10-10. In the 2nd quarter, St Louis played tough defense on the Trojans and were to knock some shots putting the Cardinals up 23 – 14 at half time. In the second half, St. Louis struggled a bit to score but their defense continued to keep the Trojans in check and the Cardinals were able to secure another victory by the score of 31 – 25.

The scoring for St. Louis consisted of Freeland with 2, Schebler 2, Oesterling 13, Ratcliff 6 and Voegele 8. After to getting off to a slow start, the Cardinals defense all played well as a team as they created turnovers and worked hard keep the Trojans off the board.

The scoring for Sunman Dearborn was led by Luke Collinsworth with 14.

The Cardinals record now goes to 20-2.

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8th Grade Boys Basketball

On 8th grade recognition night, the St. Louis Cardinals 8th grade boys basketball team defeated a short- handed SunmanDearborn Middle School team by a final

score of 31 to 19.

The Cardinals, after enjoying a 15 to 10 lead at the half , held the visiting Trojans at bay in the 3rd quarter, and took a 27 to 10 lead going into the final stanza.

Jacob Deutsch was aggressive inside the paint and finished with a game high 8 points. Evan Vogelsang had the touch from the outside connecting on a pair of 3's. Adam Cox and Jonathan Deal followed with 5 points each. Charlie Dice had 4 points and Zach Harmeyer added a trey.

Zeb Streator did not make the scoring column, but a couple of block shots

seem to ignite his Cardinal teammates.

Joey Gutzwiller, Keegan Weberding, Aaron Weber, Eli Tuveson, and Abe Peetz

assisted in the scoring and provided solid defense.

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Weekly Adult Bingo Volunteers

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