Weekly Saints Athletics Report by AD Coach Pat Neck

Weekly Saints Athletics Report by AD Coach Pat Neck

Wrestling

The Saints wrestling team opened their 2020-21 season last weekend by finishing second in their group in the Jennings/McCrory/Petitjean Duals at Rayne High School. The Saints defeated Division I East Ascension 51-21 and South Beauregard 57-12 before falling to defending Division II state champion Teurlings Catholic 60-18.

Senior John Reina and sophomore Henry Gil won two matches each to lead the Saints individually. Also winning matches were senior Julian Jones, juniors Daniel Thomas and Graham Conrad, sophomores James Reina and Hank Milligan and freshmen Hank Hebert and Beau McMichael.

Coach Terry Gage’s squad will be back in action this Saturday at the Jacob McMillan tournament in Lafayette.

Girls Basketball

The Lady Saints continued their winning ways, sweeping through the Lake Arthur tournament with wins over Lake Arthur, Iota and Natchitoches Central. The team upped their record to 11-0 in the process.

Coach Tony Johnson and his girls will be participating in this weekend’s Sam Houston tournament with games scheduled against traditional power Fairview on Friday and Lacassine on Saturday.

Boys Basketball

The boys basketball team and Coach Mack Guillory will be in action this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the DeRidder tournament with games against Florien, DeRidder and Captain Shreve.

Girls Soccer

The girls soccer team picked up three ties last week at the David Thibodaux tournament in Carencro. The Lady Saints played to even scores with Episcopal of Acadiana, Holy Savior Menard and Slidell in the event.

The girls will face Sulphur at home this Friday at 6 p.m. and travel to face Pope John Paul II on Monday in Slidell.

Boys Soccer

The Saints boys soccer team won a pair of games last week, besting DeRidder by a 2-0 score and David Thibodaux in the Bulldogs’ own tournament by the same 2-0 count. Coach Jason Oertling’s squad also played to a draw with Southside in the event.

The boys return to the pitch Wednesday night with a home contest against Southside and will do battle with Sulphur on Friday, Beau Chene on Saturday and at Pope John Paul II in Slidell on Monday.

Powerlifting

Coach Cord Larsen and the Saints powerlifting teams will begin their season this Saturday at the Southern Pallet meet in Abbeville. Senior Molly Inman anchors the girls squad and seniors lifting for the boys are Saizar Berlanga, Gabe Hebert, Stephen Russell Kershaw, Andrew Landry, Connor Mills and Jack Spann.

Ughovwa Selected to the Ambassador Leadership Program by the National Society of High School Scholars

Ughovwa Selected to the Ambassador Leadership Program by the National Society of High School Scholars

A role model to peers, Nicholas Ughovwa ’21 was selected out of hundreds of applicants for demonstrating strong academic achievement and a commitment to community service. Each year, student members of NSHSS are invited to apply for leadership roles responsible for representing the society in their schools and inspiring peers to become more involved in community activities.

Nicholas serves the community with a pure heart. Early in the year when the pandemic hit, Nicholas and his sister began reaching out to the community through their Psalm 91 boxes. This act of service not only brought joy to the community that were closed in due to the pandemic, but it brought hope.

Congratulations Nicholas on an amazing accomplishment! Keep being the hands and feet of Christ.

Saints 12 Days of Reading

Saints 12 Days of Reading

You are invited to participate in the 12 Days of Reading activity. It’s so easy to participate and will get your brain ready for the new year PLUS prizes will be awarded. Check out the instructions and template.

Do you know the benefits of reading 20 minutes per day? According to the New York Post (https://nypost.com/2019/12/31/the-new-years-vow-everyone-should-make-read-at-least-20-minutes-a-day/), studies show that the benefits are:

  • sharpens skills valuable to workforce such as memory retention, social-emotional skills, and critical thinking
  • creates empathy
  • increases vocabulary
  • better performance on standardized tests
  • it’s fun, helps with stress, and increases imagination and creativity

Merry Christmas and Happy Reading!

Self-Paced Lessons: Algebra II Transformations of Parent Functions

Self-Paced Lessons: Algebra II Transformations of Parent Functions

Mrs. Manns’s Algebra II classes are learning Transformations of Parent Functions by completing self-paced lessons. During this time, students watch videos, complete interactive assignments, and work together while Mrs. Manns is able to provide direct and differentiated instruction to all students.

 

 

Academic Remediation a Huge Success

Academic Remediation a Huge Success

Academic Remediation was a huge success! Students were able to use the 70-minute period to see teachers for tutoring, complete any missing or make up assignments, meet with the Counselors, practice for the ACT or participate in a spiritual activity.

Here’s what a few Saints had to say about the gift of time in Academic Remediation:

” I was so grateful for the extra time.” – Maggie H. ’22

“What a wonderful thing it is for us to be able to attend a school that cares enough to focus on the classes we need extra help in.” – Kyleigh A. ’23

Entrepreneurship Class holds YE Auction

Entrepreneurship Class holds YE Auction

Students in Mrs. Lavine’s Entrepreneurship class earn YE Dollars to bid in the auction. Students learn about scarce goods, inflation, voluntary exchange, personal choice, subjective value, as well as the foundational values in the Youth Entrepreneurs program. Auction items included: 2 snack packs (1 sold at $50.00 and 1 sold at $15.00, and a choice of one $15.00 gift card sold at $115.00)

Landry Library

Landry Library

Did you know the library has a book service? We started this service during the last week of October, and 225 books have been checked out! Happy Reading!

HOSA Meeting

HOSA Meeting

HOSA members will meet Wednesday, December 16th at 7:15 am in room 12. We will be electing officers. Only members that have paid their dues will be allowed to run for office and vote. Dues deadline has been extended to Monday. Remember dues are $25. (checks only) Make checks to St. Louis, in the memo line, put HOSA and the student’s name. Email Mrs. Richard with questions.

Summer Reading Challenge Winners

Summer Reading Challenge Winners

Library News–

Reading is Rewarding! 50 people (students, faculty, parents) participated in the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge in June and July. The hurricanes delayed us, but we had our prize drawing today.

The winners are:

  1. Grand Prize (choice of FREE yearbook OR 1/4 page yearbook ad) – Kate Austin
  2. Gift bags: Bain Jones, Grace Simien, Reese Darbonne, and Jenna McNamara
  3. Advent and Christmas Book by Katie Prejean and Tommy McGrady with Gift Card: Abby Claire Maples and Kyndal Kohnke
  4. Gift Cards: Robbie Austin, Kristina Hebert, Mary Ann Smith, and Colette Tanner

Please pick up your prize in the library. Thanks for participating. We will definitely have another Summer Reading Challenge in 2021!