St. Louis Catholic Volleyball Hosts Playoff Game Oct. 31

St. Louis Catholic Volleyball Hosts Playoff Game Oct. 31

After successfully defending its district title in a thrilling comeback victory at Iowa this past week, the St. Louis Catholic volleyball team will host Cecilia on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 5:30 p.m. in bi-district playoff action.

The Lady Saints are seeded No. 10 in the Division III bracket and ended the regular season on a six-game district winning streak.

Come out and wear orange to support the Lady Saints as they hope to advance to the state tournament, which is Nov. 10 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.

Saints Teacher Ashley Lavine Earns Financial Literacy Certification

Saints Teacher Ashley Lavine Earns Financial Literacy Certification

St. Louis Catholic Personal Finance, IBCA and Creative Coding teacher Ashley Lavine obtained her WISE financial literacy certification for educators at the Southern Business Education Association conference in October.

As a result, Lavine is able to help her personal finance classes become certified with this credential free of charge, further paving the way for Saints students to become financially capable adults. Also St. Louis Catholic’s FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) sponsor, Lavine was appointed to the role of membership committee chair for Louisiana to the Southern Business Education Association and National Business Education Association as well.

“It was a great experience to see, learn, share and collaborate with other business teachers across 12 states in the Southern region,” Lavine said. “I was able to attend several workshops such as business teacher practices, business teacher resources, certifications and FBLA adviser sharing.  One highlight in particular that interests me was the National Business Honor Society.

“Business Education courses are so critical to our students’ futures now, in college and beyond college.”

Saints Counseling Team Reports on PSAT Testing

Saints Counseling Team Reports on PSAT Testing

Susan Holmes

Maci David

This letter from the counselors appeared in Halo Notes Oct. 11:

Dear Saints Parents,

The counseling team at St. Louis Catholic wants to personally thank you for a successful PSAT test day.  We were able to successfully submit test documents for all students who tested.  We want to apologize for the delay in dismissing students (Oct. 10).  The beginning portion of the test requires that students complete some demographic information, and we had quite a few students struggle with recalling basic information such as a mailing address and ZIP code in this digital age.  I know this is a shock to us as adults, but if you think about it for a while, it makes perfect sense.  Our digital devices now store all that information and can auto-fill those pesky details for us!  As students are required to know this type of information for the ACT and SAT, it’s a great reminder for us as parents to review those details that our digital native children may not remember.

A benefit of taking the PSAT in 9th-11th grades is that students get the opportunity to see what college admissions testing looks like – both from a knowledge and a mental stamina standpoint. I know our students were exhausted from four long hours of testing.  It is our hope that we can help build mental stamina as our students progress at St. Louis Catholic.  Once we have the PSAT scores back, the counseling team will hold a Parent Night showing you how to interpret the scores, how you can help your student improve on areas of weakness, and develop that mental stamina so our students can achieve post-secondary success after high school.

As always, please don’t hesitate to call or email us with your questions and concerns.

Sincerely,

Susan Holmes (A-J)

Maci David (K-Z)

Your Saints Counseling Team

Want a Private Tour of St. Louis Catholic?

Want a Private Tour of St. Louis Catholic?

At St. Louis Catholic High School, we encourage our students to reach their full potential spiritually, academically and socially.  If you want your children to experience this “Saint” life, let us be your next step in Catholic education.

One way you and your children can discover more about St. Louis Catholic is through our “Walk & Talk Tours.”  These tours are on Tuesdays and Thursdays for prospective parents & students.  If you or someone you know would like a private tour of our campus please email Heather Ieyoub, Director of Admissions, to schedule your one-on-one Walk & Talk Tour.  We look forward to seeing you!