Ribbon Cutting Celebrating New Modular Campus

Ribbon Cutting Celebrating New Modular Campus

Lake Charles, LA– On Monday, October 26, 2020, at 10 a.m., St. Louis Catholic High School celebrated the culmination of a goal set one month ago with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony opening the new modular campus after Hurricane Laura created catastrophic damage to the main campus. The ceremony took place at the new “mod campus” at 1620 Bank Street Lake Charles, LA 70601.  

 As of right now, St. Louis Catholic High School is the only Catholic High School in a fifty mile radius. Bishop Glen John Provost was in attendance for a special blessing along with Rev. Nathan Long, Rector, Rev. Ruben Buller, Vicar General, John Ieyoub, City Council, SLCHS Advisory Council & Finance Council members, Visit Lake Charles, The Chamber of Commerce and many more distinguished friends & guests. 

The first day of in-person classes was October 21 after COVID-19 and hurricane-related closures.  The modular campus, under the direction of Russell J. Stutes Construction, includes 23 new portable buildings interconnected with over 16,000 square feet of decking, allowing for nearly 35 classrooms and 10 offices. 

St. Louis Catholic is the first in the Diocese to be set up with a temporary learning facility following the storms and is one of four schools that sustained major damage. 

GMA visits St. Louis Catholic High School

GMA visits St. Louis Catholic High School

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Saints Football vs. Kinder

Saints Football vs. Kinder
Opponent: Kinder Yellow JacketsDate: Thursday, October 1, 2020

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Cougar Stadium at St. Thomas More in Lafayette, LA

Post-Game: Post Game Entertainment will be provided. No spectators are allowed on the field after the game.

*The Saints are the Home team for this contest.

TICKET INFORMATION

Ticket sale policy: Due to Covid, we are limited to 25% capacity in the stadium. As a courtesy to our Gameday participants and their families, the following conditions will apply:

  • For Gameday participant families (football, cheer, band and Sweethearts), three tickets per family will be available for prepurchase from 8:00am-3:00pm Monday, September 28th.
  • All remaining tickets will go on sale to the public at 8:00am on Tuesday, September 29th while supplies last.

Students: There will be a total of 100 free admission student tickets given away to current St. Louis Catholic students.

  • Beginning at 8:00am Monday, September 28th, Juniors and Seniors will receive a ticket request form in their school email inbox.
  • At 12:00pm, Monday September 28th, Freshman and Sophomores will receive the request form in their school email inbox.
  • Those awarded free admission will receive a confirmation email with directions on how to obtain their ticket.

Ticket prices:

  • $12 – Reserved Chairback Seating
  • $8 – General Admission
  • Everyone, regardless of age is required to have a ticket for entry.

Ticket office hours:

  • Monday, September 28 – 8:00am-3:00pm (Gameday Participant Families Only)
  • Tuesday-Wednesday, September 29-30 – 9:00am-12:00pm (While supplies last)

Ticket office location:

  • Soccer Concession Stand on SLCHS Campus

*Football players, cheerleaders, band and sweethearts in uniform do not need a ticket for entry.
*All tickets MUST be pre-purchased. There will be NO walk up tickets for sale at the stadium.

COVID GUIDELINES

  • Masks must be worn to enter the stadium and at all times during the event.
  • Social Distancing must be practiced in all areas of the stadium.
  • Tailgating is not allowed on STM’s campus per state COVID guidelines.
  • Further COVID guidelines will be provided soon.

THE DIOCESE OF LAKE CHARLES SELECTS DCMC PARTNERS AND THE LEMOINE COMPANY TO ASSIST WITH HURRICANE LAURA RECOVERY EFFORTS

THE DIOCESE OF LAKE CHARLES SELECTS DCMC PARTNERS AND THE LEMOINE COMPANY TO ASSIST WITH HURRICANE LAURA RECOVERY EFFORTS

The Firms Will Provide Broad Services Focused On Managing Recovery Efforts And Securing Funding

Lake Charles, Louisiana — The Diocese of Lake Charles, which experienced substantial losses across dozens of facilities due to Hurricane Laura two weeks ago, announced today that it has selected DCMC Partners and The
Lemoine Company to assist them with their recovery efforts. The firms, which have a long history providing similar services both in Louisiana and nationally, will provide the Diocese with project management support
and will be responsible for overseeing and executing Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funded projects resulting from Hurricane Laura.
Many of the parishes in the Diocese of Lake Charles sustained severe damages to their facilities as a result of the hurricane. “The breadth and depth of losses within the Diocese are astounding,” said Stephanie Rodrigue,
the Director of Temporal Goods at the Diocese of Lake Charles. “Initial estimates are just beginning to come in, but we think the Diocese experienced at least $60-$100M in losses, maybe more.” The list of known damages include: the destruction of five of the parishes and four others experiencing major damage; the loss of facilities and equipment supporting dozens of supported service organizations; and significant storm-related impacts across five of the six schools within the Diocese. This situation has created an unprecedented challenge and was a driver for the Diocese’s decision to seek outside expert assistance. “It is critical that our many parishes, schools and service entities get the help they need to return as soon as possible, so that we can continue to provide needed services and spiritual support in our communities,” said The Most Reverend Bishop Glen John Provost, M.A., D.D., who oversees the activities and spiritual health of the Diocese of Lake Charles. “Our decision to hire DCMC Partners and The Lemoine Company after a considered, competitive process that involved many qualified firms, will help us begin our recovery process to fully restore our Diocese for today, as well as tomorrow.” DCMC Partners is a public safety and crisis management consulting firm, bringing more than 25 years of disaster recovery leadership to help clients restore their services, rebuild, and maximize resources for
recovery. They have helped States, local governments, hospitals, utilities, schools, and other organizations secure, manage, and retain well over $30 billion in FEMA and other recovery funding, plus billions more in
insurance resources. The Lemoine Company, LLC is a top-400 commercial construction firm that specializes in project management, disaster recovery coordination, and construction management services. Both companies
are headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Campus Update

Campus Update

SLCHS Community,

Waking at 3:00 a.m. isn’t unusual for me, especially at the beginning of the school year and this morning was no different except my thoughts WERE much different than other years. The original black-eyed Saint came to mind because during my first year at SLCHS I inquired about the unusual mascot and this morning it became clear. A Saint, even wounded, is just a sinner who refuses to stay knocked down. We’re fighting Saints and now more than ever let’s dust off our wounds and prepare for the road ahead. People have been so gracious in offering assistance and reaching out. Currently we’ve secured a company for mitigating damages and clean up. Only they are allowed on campus because the job is too large and dangerous for volunteers. Please, please stay away. Though our school facility received more damage than others in the area, we are equipped to begin school virtually as soon as the city’s infrastructure is restored. Although it’s too early to speculate about the entire year, the administration is committed to providing face to face instruction knowing a vibrant student life is what makes SLCHS more than a school; it creates family. We are exploring all possibilities. To summarize, our leadership team is handling everything from facility restoration, academic possibilities and community outreach. What each of you can do is continue to pray for our community, reach out with ideas and or needs, and wait for further updates. Most importantly, take care of your own family with patience and mercy. These are trying times for sure.
Administration contacts:
For specific needs or volunteer opportunities – ethompson@slchs.org Facilities- bwyninger@slchs.org
Finance, personnel – rbaggett@slchs.org
Academic updates- epettaway@slchs.org
General questions- morgeron@slchs.org

It’s always a great day to be a Saint.

Blessings,
Mia Orgeron Touchet

Weather Update

Weather Update

SLCHS Community,

St. Louis Catholic High School will remain closed through Friday, August 28th as we prepare for the probability of severe weather and its aftermath. The safety of our community is a top priority and let us continue to lift our voices in prayer for protection and safety. Updates will be sent via school texts and emails. Information will also be available at slchs.org

St. Louis, King of France, pray for us.

Blessings,

Mia Orgeron Touchet

School Closure

School Closure

Saints Community,

Unfortunately the 2020-2021 school year will be delayed due to the threat of inclement weather associated with the tropical storms. We will have no classes tomorrow through Wednesday, including remote learning. The school, including all activities and athletics, are closed or canceled until further notice. As more information becomes available concerning the rest of the week, we will pass it along via email, text alerts and on our official school website.

Let us unite our prayers for safety during hurricane season and please stay safe.

Blessings,

Mia Orgeron Touchet

Announcement: Diocese of Lake Charles-Office of Catholic Schools

Announcement: Diocese of Lake Charles-Office of Catholic Schools

The Office of Catholic Schools has been diligently working with principals, our health partners, diocesan leadership and school communities to plan a safe return to our school campuses in August. As we formulate our procedures, we all agree that it is imperative that our students return and our faculty is excited to reconnect with them in August.

All schools will resume school August 13, 2020 and all students will attend school 5 days per week. We will remain in compliance with regulations in force at the time. Our procedures will include temperature checks, face coverings for faculty and students grade 3 and up, when able and to the maximum extent possible, increased hand washing and social distancing. We will work to ensure a clean and sanitized environment for the health and safety of students and staff. We understand that students and families may have individualized needs and concerns and we encourage families to reach out to their school principals if needed.

Schools may find the need to stagger arrival and departure times to keep students safe and we will be releasing further site details of procedures in the coming weeks. We do recognize this is a fluid situation and as always if the need arises, we will be ready to offer a virtual learning program infused with Catholic identity.

We are excited to see our students in August praying, learning and interacting with their peers. As always, we appreciate and are grateful for your ongoing support of Catholic education in the Diocese of Lake Charles.

Kimberlee Gazzolo
Superintendent

“Social Justice Statement”

“Social Justice Statement”


St. Louis Catholic High School greatly values its many alumni. Our alumni realize the important role of Catholic education in the lives of young people. St. Louis constantly evaluates policies, procedures, and language to ensure that we serve our students and those most in need with the level of respect and professionalism that our faith demands. We have an open admission policy and welcome recipients of the Louisiana Scholarship Program. Our goal is to help students to discover their identity as God’s children, made in His image and likeness. St. Louis Catholic High School condemns any form of social injustice, especially racism. St. Peter Claver, our diocesan patron, continues to serve as a hero to inspire us to be saints for today and tomorrow.
-St. Louis Catholic High School Administration