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  • SLCHS Stakeholder Survey

    For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

    a time to be born, and a time to die;

    a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;

    a time to kill, and a time to heal;

    a time to break down, and a time to build up; - Ecclesiastes 3:1-3

     

    Saints Community,

    Please take a moment to read the following preliminary Case for Support and then provide your feedback. Your confidential responses will go directly to our partners at Petrus Development, a firm specializing in helping organizations build sustainable development programs and guiding professional capital campaigns.

    Your participation in this survey will provide us with the necessary information to make essential, strategic decisions for the future of St. Louis Catholic High School. Thank you in advance for your candid and thoughtful responses.

    Knowing the Campus Master Plan includes all components of a complete campus, additional funds are necessary for its completion. Only structures and facilities will be built that have been completely funded. Assessing and securing funding sources and then properly allocating those funds are the purpose of the Spreading Roots, Growing Saints campaign. This campaign will be tailored to fit the needs of the school for current and future generations.

    We received exciting news in November that FEMA had completed a damage description of the main academic building on the Bank Street Campus.  The school is estimated to receive, for the main academic building, between $20,000,000 and $25,000,000. The final amount is in the final stages of approval.

    The remaining buildings on the Bank Street Campus are still under review and we expect to receive word in the coming months. These include both the Landry and Krajicek Gymnasiums, athletic buildings, and other ancillary buildings.Those damages are separate from those of the main academic building. In total, we are hopeful to receive $30,000,000-45,000,000 in funds from FEMA to apply toward the new campus.  

    Petrus Development has begun a feasibility study to determine the scope and capacity of outside funding sources and support. All interested stakeholders will be able to participate either with an in-person interview or through this online survey by February 2, 2023.

    The feasibility study results will be available February 14, 2023 and these results will be used to develop a realistic projected amount of donations.  That number will drive the construction phases for those structures that were not part of the original campus; thus, not covered by FEMA.

    Thank you for your participation in this survey. We value your input and look forward to building an intentional and prudent timeline for our future campus that will propel St. Louis long into the future. Spreading Roots and Growing Saints will not be possible without broad support from the St. Louis community - past, present and future.

    Click here to submit your confidential response to the survey.

    God bless,

    Mia Orgeron Touchet

    Principal

  • Saint for a Day New Date

    All 8th Grade students are invited to attend Saint for a Day on Wednesday, February 8 from 10:30-1:30pm! This time honored event will be an opportunity for all interested 8th graders to come spend the day with our Saints Ambassadors and discover why the only thing missing is you! All partner schools will be attending this event so no need to sign up!

  • Louisiana Scholarship

    The Louisiana Scholarship is Now Open! The application will be open from December 12th to January 27th. Families have until January 27th to provide all the necessary documentation.

    To be eligible to receive a Scholarship, new students must:

    Be a current resident of Louisiana
    Be one of the following:
    Currently attending a “C,” “D,” “F,” or “T” public school on both October 1 and February 1 of the current school year OR
    Entering kindergarten for the first time at a “C,” “D,” “F,” or “T” public school for the upcoming school year.
    Have a family household income that does not 250% of 2021 Federal Poverty Guidelines (see below for more information).

    Click here to apply now! 

    Visit https://www.slchs.org/admissions/scholarships.cfm for more information about other scholarship opportunities on campus! 

  • THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DEC. 1, 2022

    LAKE CHARLES — Land has been purchased for a new home for St. Louis Catholic High School — the next
    step in its recovery from the 2020 hurricanes. The new site is a 47-acre tract on Corbina Road in east
    Lake Charles.

    St. Louis Catholic, the Diocese of Lake Charles’ lone Catholic high school, was largely destroyed by
    Hurricane Laura in 2020. It has operated as a temporary campus in modular buildings in the time since.
    “We are excited to announce this purchase for several reasons,” said the Rev. Nathan Long, rector of St.
    Louis Catholic High School. “Practically, because this means we can begin adding structures the very
    moment the funding becomes available. Symbolically, because this means the future is wide open to St.
    Louis Catholic. We will have 47 acres on which to grow and form lifelong Saints.”

    With the school’s current storm-damaged campus limited to approximately 15.5 acres, the new, larger
    property offers opportunities to expand.

    “Curriculum development requires the right facilities, ministry opportunities call for a beautiful worship
    space, and reaching more students means more classrooms,” Long said. “All of this will soon be
    possible. We will all be blessed to have a school that truly addresses future needs: one that can navigate the tough cultural waters ahead, allow for growth over time, and honor God through worship in a full-
    sized chapel.”

    The recovery process has taken more than two years to reach this milestone. "Just as with our black-
    eyed Saint mascot, it’s not the challenges and obstacles that define us — it’s how we refuse to give up the fight,” said Mia Touchet, principal. “That’s what makes this place so special."

    In the new year, the milestone — the acquisition of the property for the new campus — will be
    commemorated with a “ground blessing” and community celebration at the site.
    “While this process has not been comfortable or easy, I believe that in the end it will have been worth
    the wait and challenges,” Long said. “No longer will we have doubts such as ‘Can we do it?’ now that we
    have the space. We would always much rather say yes to our students’ educational and formational
    needs.”

    Touchet said, “Future Saints and their families will look back and recognize the dedication and
    perseverance of this school community in making this project become a reality. Like the leaders from
    our three founding schools in 1971 — St. Charles Academy, Landry Memorial and Sacred Heart High
    School — we envision a bright future for generations to come.”
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    For interviews or more information:
    Mia Touchet, St. Louis Catholic High School — 337-436-7275 / mtouchet@slchs.org
    Matt Fontenot, St. Louis Catholic High School — 337-436-7275 Ext. 230 / mfontenot@slchs.org
    Brett Downer, O’Carroll Group — 337-515-0942 / brett@ocarroll.com