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

Welcome Home- Mack Guillory

Welcome Home- Mack Guillory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2020 – St. Louis Catholic High School announced the hiring of Mack Guillory as the Head Boys Basketball Coach. Guillory is a familiar face to the St. Louis Catholic program and a respected coach in the Southwest Louisiana community as he served as an Assistant Coach for Head Coach Rick LeBato during the 2019-2020 campaign. Prior to his time at SLCHS, Mack served as a head coach in the high school ranks as well as a collegiate stint as an assistant coach at Southern University in Baton Rouge. During his sixteen year career as a head coach, Mack has amassed an impressive career record of 401-147, including multiple recognitions as District Coach of the Year.
Guillory’s thoughts on being hired, “First of all, I’d like to thank God for this opportunity and I’d like to thank the administration and Athletic Director Pat Neck for having confidence and providing me with this opportunity. I’m excited and believe that St. Louis has always been a school of tradition and we’d like to continue the tradition going forward.”
Saints Athletic Director, Pat Neck said, “We are pleased to welcome Coach Guillory to our Saints family. He brings a wealth of experience and proven success to our boys basketball program. We look forward to him building on the foundation that Coach LeBato has laid.”
Former Saints Coach Rick LeBato added, “Always good to see coaches from your program get an opportunity to move up. Coach Mack will do a fine job leading these boys.”
Guillory earned his Bachelor’s degree from McNeese State University and his Master’s of Education in Administration from Southern University. As a local business owner and long time educator, Guillory is a great addition to the St. Louis Catholic faculty and community.
St. Louis Catholic’s basketball team has won 12 district championships and one state championship in its history.

Delayed Reopening August 24

Delayed Reopening August 24

The Office of Catholic Schools is announcing a delayed start for the reopening of schools. Schools will re-open on Monday, August 24, 2020, for both in-person and virtual instruction. This decision was made after consultation with the COVID-19 taskforce, and our healthcare partners. More details will be released in the upcoming days about our virtual school option which will be offered at all schools in the Diocese of Lake Charles.

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

Claire Brescher, Lucas Manuel Receive 2020 St. Louis Awards

Claire Brescher, Lucas Manuel Receive 2020 St. Louis Awards

The most prestigious honor a St. Louis Catholic student can receive, the St. Louis Award, went to seniors Claire Brescher and Lucas Manuel on graduation day for the Class of 2020 Thursday, May 28, at Cougar Stadium.

Principal Mia Orgeron presented the The St. Louis Awards to Brescher and Manuel, both honor graduates.  These awards go to the male and female senior student voted as the outstanding Christian student at the school by their peers and approved by members of the faculty each year.

The St. Louis Awards are presented to students who have shown the following characteristics: Love of God and Neighbor, Strong Moral Character, Desire to Serve Community, Courage to Stand up for Christian Principles, a Daily Christian Lifestyle and Proper Use of God-Given Talents.

“Both of this year’s St. Louis Award recipients live out these qualities with quiet humility,” said Principal Mia Orgeron.  “When walking through the Commons, both Claire and Lucas could be found helping a classmate or working on assignments. They are so deserving of this award.”

Brescher will start college at LSU next year, and Manuel will attend Louisiana Tech University.  Both students were members of National Honor Society and earned the Louisiana Seal of Biliteracy in Latin.

St. Louis Catholic’s 2020 honor graduates (students who maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75 and accumulated six or more AP/Honors/Dual Enrollment courses) are as follows: Elizabeth Achée, Blake Alley, Claire Basone, Zachary Benoit, Claire Brescher, Madison Brinkman, Anna Broussard, Juliana Broussard, Margaret Bruchhaus, Benjamin Burguieres, Samoan Combre, Adam Courville, Alexander Darbonne, Lily DeRouen, Olivia Desantos, Julia Dore’, Emma-Bernadette Faul, Abigail Fontenot, Presley Gilbert, Jake Hanks, Ethan Hebert, Anne Helms, Olivia Hubbard, Ryan Ieyoub, Katherine Jester, Cailyn Jones, Gabrielle Kuehn, Emily LaBiche, Abigail Lechtenberg, Lucas Manuel, Stratton McLaughlin, Mollie McSpadden, Russell Mixon IV, Eden Moreno, Layla Morton, Alivia Mudd, Isabella Nauts, Caroline Obluda, Jace Peloquin, Ana-Claire Perkins, Molly Piatt, Aidan Primeaux, Johnathan Savoy, Madeline Stickell, Sophie Stine, Julia Tassin, Sophia Tassin, Grace Anne Theriot, Nicholas Veuleman, Celia Villaume and Cassilda Williams.

More than $5.8 million in scholarship dollars was offered to the Class of 2020, not including TOPS.  A full list of all 153 graduates with their scholarships is as follows. (An * indicates Honor Graduate).

KYLIE JACK ABELL

*ELIZABETH GRACE ACHÉE

NHS, LA Bi-literacy, Tiger Excellence Scholar Resident Award

SARAH KATHERINE ADAMS

NHS

SAVANNAH GRACE ADAMS

*BLAKE ELIZABETH ALLEY

NHS, LA Bi-literacy, Tiger Excellence Scholar Resident Award, LA Tiger Legacy Excellence Scholarship

BRETT CHRISTIAN ARDOIN

McNeese Academic Excellence Award

STEPHEN CHRISTOPHER AYERS, JR.

Xavier Academic Scholarship

ISABELLE GRACE BACA

NHS, McNeese Academic Excellence Award, Distinguished Achievement Award in Art

*CLAIRE BERNICE BASONE

                  NHS, John McNeese Award

SADIE ALISE BELAIRE

                  NHS

JOSEPH HENRY BELCHER

            Loyola University of New Orleans LA Resident Scholarship, Legacy Scholarship & Loyola Scholarship

LUKE WYATT BENOIT

                  ULL Men’s Track & Field Scholarship

*ZACHARY SEAN BENOIT

            NHS, St. Edward’s President’s Achievement Scholarship, Edwardian Scholarship, St. Edward’s Grant

SARAH SUSANNAH BLUE

PAUL MICHAEL BOITNOTT

            McNeese Band Service Award

RYAN ELLIOT BOWER

*CLAIRE ELIZABETH BRESCHER

            NHS, LA Bi-literacy, LA Tiger Legacy Excellence Scholarship, Academic Scholar Resident Award, Westlake Scholarship, Burger King McLamore Foundation Scholarship

*MADISON MARIE BRINKMAN

                  NHS, LA Bi-literacy, ULL Live Oak Scholarship

*ANNA CATHERINE BROUSSARD

NHS, LA Bi-literacy, John McNeese Award

AVA GRACE BROUSSARD

GRACIE MARIE BROUSSARD

JOHN-PATRICK JAMES BROUSSARD

                  NHS, LA Bi-literacy, Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship, McNeese Academic Excellence Award

*JULIANA ISABELLA BROUSSARD

                  NHS, LA Bi-literacy, UT Knoxville Volunteer Scholarship

*MARAGARET ANNIE BRUCHHAUS

                  NHS, LA Bi-literacy, LSU Flagship Scholar Resident Award

*BENJAMIN KEITH BURGUIERES

            NHS, LA-Tech Outstanding Freshman Scholarship, Outstanding Student Scholarship

MATTHEW DAVID BURNHAM

            NHS

HANNAH CLAIRE CALDARERA

ETHAN JUDE CARNAHAN

                  McNeese Academic Excellence Award

CHRISTIAN SCOTT CARPENTER

                  South Alabama USA Freshman Admission Scholarship

AARON DOMINIC CASTETE

            NHS

ANDREW PHILIP CASTLEBERRY

*SAMOAN NICOLE COMBRE

            Xavier Merit Based Scholarship & Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Scholarship

LANDON DANE COOLEY

                  LA Bi-literacy, LA-Tech Outstanding Student Scholarship

*ADAM BRICE COURVILLE

                  NHS, John McNeese Award

RYAN JAMES COURVILLE

ZOË JANE CRAWFORD

ANDREW ADAM DAIGLE

*ALEXANDER JAMES DARBONNE

                  John McNeese Award

COLLIN BERNARD DARBY

Spring Hill Ignatian Leader Award & Men’s Golf Scholarship

JOLI CLARICE DEROUEN

*LILY JO DEROUEN

            NHS, LA-Biliteracy, Global Bi-literacy, SLU Vice President

Tuition Scholarship, SLC Catholic High School Award, Grant Assistance, Federal Pell Grant

*OLIVIA ALEJANDRA DESANTOS

            NHS, Loyola University of New Orleans Dean’s Scholarship,

LA Resident Scholarship

*JULIA MARIE DORÉ

                  NHS, LA-Biliteracy, John McNeese Award

JOHN MARTIN DOWNER

CHARLES MITCHELL DROST

CALEB JOSEPH DUHON

JAMES KAELON DUPLECHAIN

JOHN MERRICK ELLENDER

                  NHS, LSU Academic Scholar Resident Award

WILLIAM MORGAN EVANS

            LA Bi-literacy, LA-Tech Outstanding Student Scholarship, Counselor’s Choice Award

ETHAN ELLIS EZELL

*EMMA-BERNADETTE ALCANTARA FAUL

                  NHS, LA-Tech Outstanding Student Scholarship

*ABIGAIL GRACE FONTENOT

                  NHS, LA Bi-literacy, John McNeese Award

GARIN JAKE FONTENOT

GAVIN JULES FONTENOT

MATTHEW EVANS FONTENOT

ROMAN JOSEPH FONTENOT

ANNABELLA MONIQUE FRANKLIN

DILLON PAUL FRUGE

CLAY MATTHEW GASKIN

                  McNeese Academic Excellence Award

*PRESLEY CHRISTINE GILBERT

                  Tiger Excellence Scholar Resident Award

ANNA GRACE GROVE

KENZIE LEIGH GUILLORY

MADISON MAE GUILLORY

RICO PAUL GUILLORY

HANNAH ELIZABETH HANCOCK

                  McNeese Academic Excellence Award

*JAKE THOMAS HANKS

                  NHS, LA Bi-literacy, LSU Flagship Scholar Resident Award

RILEY CLAIRE HARGRODER

*ETHAN AUTRY HEBERT  

            NHS, LA Bi-literacy, LA-Tech Counselor’s Choice Award, Presidential Scholarship, National Merit LA Tech Award

*ANNE PATRICIA HELMS

                  NHS, Tiger Excellence Scholar Resident Award

HAYES ANGLIN HOLLAND

*OLIVIA GRACE HUBBARD

                  NHS, LA-Tech Presidential Scholarship, Citgo Scholarship Award

KRISTINA RENEE HUDSON

*RYAN MICHAEL IEYOUB

                  NHS, LA Bi-literacy, LSU Academic Scholar Resident Award

EMILY JACE JARRELL

*KATHERINE ANNE JESTER

            NHS, Texas A&M Lechner Scholarship, Maroon Merit Award, Citgo Scholarship, National Honor Society Scholarship

GABRIEL KARRINGTON JOHNSON

                  McNeese NAUW Book Stipend

JADON CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON

Wayne State College Football Scholarship

*CAILYN BLAIR JONES

                  NHS, LA Bi-literacy, ULL Magnolia Scholarship and Sasol Scholarship

KEYSHAWN JERMAINE JONES

            University of the Ozarks Commitment to Excellence Ozarks Annual Fund Scholarship

TRISTEN SCOTT JUDICE

GABRIELLE ISABELLA KARAM

OLIVIA ROSE KILPATRICK

            NHS

*GABRIELLE ELIZABETH KUEHN

                  NHS, LA Bi-literacy, LSU Academic Scholar Resident Award

*EMILY CLAIRE LABICHE

                  NHS, LA Bi-literacy, LSU Academic Scholar Resident Award

*ABIGAIL MICHELLE LECHTENBERG

                  NHS, LA-Tech Dean’s Scholarship & P.E.O Star Scholarship

LUKE HENRY LEDET

MCKENZIE CRYSLYN LEDUFF

            LA Bi-literacy, ASU Athletic Golf Scholarship, Dick & Linda Batti Scholarship, Doritos Valedictorian Contest Winner

EMMA MARIE LEONARD

J-ALLEN SEAN MANUEL

                  John McNeese Award

*LUCAS JAMES MANUEL

                  NHS, LA Bi-literacy, LA-Tech Presidential Scholarship

WILLIAM QUINN MARCEAUX

ISABELLE GRACE MARTEL

EMMA SHAY MATT

                  LA Bi-literacy

*STRATTON FOY MCLAUGHLIN

            LA Tiger Legacy Excellence Scholarship, Academic Scholar Resident Award

DOHNAVAN RICHARD MCMICHAEL

                  McNeese Federal Pell Grant

*MOLLIE SOPHIA MCSPADDEN

                  ULL Magnolia Scholarship

ADAM TRENT MERE

GABRIEL LANDRY MEYER

            NHS

KANE ROBERT MILLER

                  NHS, LSU Dean’s Scholarship, Transformation Merit Resident Award

LEXIE DAWN MILLER

AUGUSTUS PATRICK MILLIGAN

            NHS

*RUSSELL CARSON MIXON IV

                  NHS, LA Bi-literacy, McNeese Presidential Award

GRIFFIN PAUL MOREIN

*EDEN GRACE MORENO

                  NHS, LA Bi-literacy, McNeese University Scholars Award

GRACE JEANNE MORGAN

*LAYLA MICHELLE MORTON

                  NHS, LA Bi-literacy, Tiger Excellence Scholar Resident Award

*ALIVIA MARIE MUDD

                  NHS, LA Bi-literacy, TCU Faculty Scholarship

AVA MARIE MUDD

            NHS

I’JSHANELL MALAYSIA MULMORE

CALEB TODD MURRY

BRENON MANUEL NASH

            NHS

*ISABELLA GIANNA NAUTS

                  NHS, John McNeese Award

MIKAYLA JOHNAYE NED

*CAROLINE MARIE OBLUDA

            NHS, LA Bi-literacy, Global Bi-literacy, Colorado School of  Mines President’s Scholarship, Vanguard Community of Scholars Program

JOHN AARON ORGERON

ZACKARY PHILLIPS PAUL

*JACE TANNER PELOQUIN

                  NHS, LA Bi-literacy, LA-Tech Presidential Scholarship

JOSEPH WILLIAM PERCLE

*ANA-CLAIRE MARIE PERKINS

                  LA Bi-literacy

COLBY ALAN PIATT

            NHS, LA-Tech Outstanding Student Scholarship, Forestry Presidential Scholarship & Frank O. Pruitt Scholarship

*MOLLY GENE PIATT

                  John McNeese Award

*AIDAN CHRISTOPHER PRIMEAUX

                  NHS, LSU Flagship Scholar Resident Award, Manship Scholarship

JONAH PAUL EUGENY REGGIE

SARAH CATHERINE RICHARD

                  NHS, McNeese Academic Excellence Award

BENJAMIN KANE RILEY

OWEN MICHAEL ROACH

MARLANA MARIE RODRIGUEZ

                  LA-Biliteracy, ULL Westlake Scholarship

LUCILE LEBBY JENKINS RUMSEY

OLIVIA DANIELLE RUPERT

                  McNeese University Scholars Award

JAMES JOSEPH RYDER

BRYCE JAMES SANDERS

*JOHNATHAN DANIEL SAVOY

                  LA Bi-literacy

JILLIAN ISABELLE SEDANO

JACKSON DAVIS SLADE

COLSON JAMES SNIDER

                  John McNeese Award

SAMANTHA RACHEL STEVENS

*MADELINE GRACE STICKELL

            NHS, LA Bi-literacy, Tiger Excellence Scholar Resident Award, LA Tiger Legacy Excellence Scholarship, Westlake Scholarship

*SOPHIE MARIE STINE

                  NHS, LSU Flagship Scholar Resident Award

CHRISTIAN HEATH TABOR

                  John McNeese Award

*JULIA CAMILLE TASSIN

                  NHS, John McNeese Award

*SOPHIA GRACE TASSIN

            NHS, A.J. “Bud” Weisbrod Scholarship & Choral Service Award, McNeese University Scholars Award

KALI GRACE TATE

*GRACE ANNE THERIOT

                  NHS, LSU Transformation Merit Resident Award

TIMOTHY NEAL THOMASON

LOGAN JAMES TODD

ANAIYA FAITH TURNER

                  LSU Eunice Basketball Scholarship

ANDREW FREDRICK VANCHIERE

*NICHOLAS DREW VEULEMAN

                  LSU Flagship Scholar Resident Award, Pelican Promise Award

*CELIA ANNE VILLAUME

                  NHS, LA Bi-literacy, ULL Cypress Scholarship

WILLIAM HENRY JOSEPH WARD

*CASSILDA OLIVIA-CLAIRE WILLIAMS

            NHS, LSU Innovation Scholarship, Transformation Merit Resident Award

ALEXANDER JOSEPH YOKUBAITIS

                  OSU Academic Achievement Scholarship, Athletic Wrestling Scholarship

CAMERON REED YOUNG

Other Awards & Honors:

STUDENT OF THE YEAR: Aidan Primeaux 

DAR/PLAUCHE GOOD CITIZEN AWARD: Juliana Broussard               

AMERICAN LEGION AMERICANISM AWARD: Abigail Fontenot and Ethan Hebert     

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AWARD: Madison Brinkman and Lucas Manuel

CALDARERA STUDENT COUNCIL LEADERSHIP AWARD: Margaret Bruchhaus

SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD: Caroline Obluda and Ethan Hebert

KEITH JONES AWARD: Jadon Johnson

64 PARISH STRONG AWARD  &  KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CATHOLIC YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD: Kane Miller

34 St. Louis Catholic Seniors Earn Louisiana Seal of Biliteracy

34 St. Louis Catholic Seniors Earn Louisiana Seal of Biliteracy

Students who complete four years of high school English/Language Arts and a World Language as well as meet ACT and competency exam requirements are eligible for the Louisiana State Seal of Biliteracy per the Louisiana Legislature.  In 2020, St. Louis Catholic High School is proud to recognize 34 seniors with this distinction in three different languages:

IN LATIN:

Claire Brescher, JP Broussard, Morgan Evans, Abigail Fontenot, Jake Hanks, Ryan Ieyoub, Lucas Manuel, Carson Mixon, Eden Moreno, Celia Villaume

IN FRENCH:

Elizabeth Achée, Landon Cooley, Julia Doré, Emily LaBiche, McKenzie LeDuff, Ana-Claire Perkins, Jillian Sedano, Madeline Stickell

IN SPANISH:

Blake Alley, Anna Broussard, Madison Brinkman, Lily DeRouen, Cailyn Jones, Marlana Rodriguez, Maggie Bruchhaus, Caroline Obluda, Juliana Broussard, Ethan Hebert, Gabrielle Kuehn, Emma Matt, Layla Morton, Alivia Mudd, Jace Peloquin, Johnathan Savoy

Melanie LeJeune Wins DENny Award for Expertise

Melanie LeJeune Wins DENny Award for Expertise

The Discovery Educator Network has distributed its annual DENny Awards, and the 2020 recipients include St. Louis Catholic Library Media Specialist Melanie LeJeune in the category of Expertise.

This award recognizes educators who have contributed to the success of local, national or global Discovery Education communities through sharing their deep or unique expertise and skills with others.

“Melanie taught me how to connect my class with classes around the world,” said Transitions Program teacher Tanya France, who nominated LeJeune.  “We sent Christmas cards, Flipgrid videos and Louisiana items to a similar class as ours in Ireland, and they shared their Christmas traditions from their country with us.  What a very amazing connection as we studied Christmas Traditions Around the World … This is just one example for the global learning section of the award!”

LeJeune is one of just 12 educators nationwide to receive a 2020 DENny Award for Expertise.  Established in 2009, the annual DENny Awards recognize Discovery Educators who have contributed to the growth of community through teaching or leading.

DENny winners receive a physical award and certificate, digital badge, and recognition of their achievement sent to their leadership team.  Award recipients were notified via email on May 22, and LeJeune said she is honored.

“I’m so humbled by this recognition,” LeJeune said.  “Thank you to St. Louis Catholic and the Discovery Educator Network for making me feel so loved.  I look forward to our future learning adventures.”