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Comet News - Thursday, January 31

Comet News - Thursday, January 31

Dear Comets,

As Catholic Schools' Week comes to a close, we offer you the chance to reflect on these wonderful reasons why you've chosen Catholic education for your child. We truly recognize every student of ours as precious creations of God, and we strive every day to provide the environment and education promised to all students in Catholic schools. May the Lord bless the remainder of our school year together. Happy Catholic Schools' week!

Sincerely,
Christine Creppel

JANUARY
31- Girls' Basketball Senior Night

FEBRUARY
1- First Friday Parent Prayer Service @ 7:30am
1- Catholic Schools' Week Mass @ St. Catherine of Sienna School
1- Football Meeting at 7 am
1- Girls' Soccer Playoff v. Thomas Jefferson 4:30pm
4- Deadline to order SCRIP Cards
4- Tennis Match at St. Amant
6- Walk-in Wednesday @ 10am
6- Alpha Honor Roll & Principal's List Off- Campus Lunch
6- Carnival Ball Krewe King Cake Party
7- Senior Off-Campus Lunch
7- Carnival Ball Entertainment Practice @6:30pm
8- No School: Professional In-Service
9- ACT Testing
9- Krewe de Charles Bal Masque & Dance @ 7pm
12- School Advisory Board Meeting
15- Boys' Basketball Senior Night
16- Evangelization for Teens @ Notre Dame Seminary
19- Late Arrival for students @ 10am (PD for Teachers)
20- Walk-in Wednesday @ 10am
21- School Mass
23- District Literary Rally
First Friday Prayer Service

The SCC Campus Ministry invites you
to join us for our
First Friday Parent Prayer Service
on February 1st from
7:30 AM -7:45 AM in the chapel .

A member of the Campus ministry team will lead visitors in an adaptation of The Morning Prayer. The adapted version will take about 15 minutes, and everyone, Catholics and non-Catholics, is welcome.

Although just dropping in is fine, we ask that, if you know that you are
planning to attend, please either call 985-652-3809 or email bourgeois.susie@stcharlescatholic.org to RSVP. Everyone who attends must sign in at the Front Office before proceeding to the Chapel.

Krewe de Charles Bal Masque XXXII
You are cordially invited to the celebration of the Krewe de Charles Bal Masque XXXII, "An Evening in the Enchanted Forest," thrown in honor of King Grant Vicknair and Queen Ashlynn King, along with their royal court.

The tableau will begin at 7pm on Saturday, February 9th followed by entertainment prepared by SCC's most talented students.

The Carnival Ball dance will begin immediately after the tableau for guests to enjoy music & refreshments.

To attend this special community cultural event, tickets are available in the school office and will be available at the door. Tickets are $10.
2nd 9 Weeks Honor Roll

Principal’s List
8thGrade: Bella Marix, Erin Powell, Sydney Remondet, Matthew Schexnayder
9thGrade: Makayla Chaney, Barry Cummins, Brooke Forsythe, Jenna Hickman, Jake Jeandron, Allison Powell, Jeanne St. Martin, Essence Tarrence, Zack Vicknair, Tiffany Williams
10thGrade: Danielle Adams, Yvette Aguirre, Jessica Basilides, Antoinette Chiarella, Jeremiah Emery, Ishan Iyer, Dominic Joseph, Hunter Marse, Austin Martin, Lauren St. Martin, Sara St. Pierre, Ashleigh Zaidain
11thGrade: Matthew Accardo, Gregory Bergeron, Kelly Campbell, Katelyn Duhe, Mallory Fernandez, Haley Guzman, Estelle Heinold, Hailey Hilbun, Arjun Iyer, Camryn Stewart
12th Grade: Saige Clark, Chloe Faucheux, Robert Gilbert, Madeleine Millet, Robert Newsome, Sophia Robichaux, Kelsie Williams, Regal Williams
Alpha Honor Roll
8th Grade: Nathan Abadie, Kirsten Anderson, Ian Arnett, Ayden Authement, Avery Bailey, Mya Brown, Brady Burns, Brady Clement, Samantha DeFrancesch, Morgan Hibbard, Michael Hotard, Torie Joseph, Sarah Lang, Mark Lemmon, Brianna Loescher, Brett Mader, Alexis Monistere, Morgan Nuccio, Mia Oncale, Morgan Pero, Bryce Pregeant, Jordan Roberts, Maci Roussell, Sarah Sirmon, Alexander Soriano, Camryn Triche, Connor Turner
9th Grade: Dani Aucoin, Bryce Bertucci, Hailey Boeckl, Hannah Brady, Gabrielle Connor, Karli Evans, Julia Gilberti, Madison Hebert, Aysia Johnson, Ryan Laiche, Emma Mohon, Lauren Oncale, Emma Peppo, Juliana Portillo, Margaret Powell, Caitlyn Rojas, Kassadi Ross, Karen Trichell, Lauren Weber, Aubrey Westbrook
10th Grade: Rylee Alexander, Jonathan Boucvalt, Brianna Bourgeois, Timmy Capdeboscq, Mia Coleman, Connor DeJean, Brynn Furgeson, Emily Giammolva, Kristen Gray, Hayden Hebert, Blakely Heltz, Alyssa Hooge, Liberty Hughes, Shane Jacob, Mylah Joseph, Riley Monica, Bryce Ory, Sejal Patel, Taylor Perilloux, Gabriella Portillo, Sydnie Sims, Joshua Tamplain
11th Grade: Brianna Allen, Emily Aucoin, Collin Cedotal, Kevin Dauenhauer, Justin Dumas, Marcus Forest, Christina Gradney, Emily Hotard, Brady Jacob, Olivia Keating, Wintress Landry, Joseph Nguyen, Valerie Perilloux, Zahria Phillip, Colette Rainey, Luke Ringe, Caroline Roberts, Landon Terry, Kelsey Villeret, Brejan Walker, Morgan Williams, Kirstin Wilson
12th Grade: April Bourlet, Madeline Brignac, Joseph Chiarella, Keri Clement, Hannah Edmonds, Cameron Fabre, Sara Guidry, Joseph Hebert, Brooke Laborde, Tommy Lasseigne, Hailey Louque, Hannah Lowry, Brennan Mader, Bryce Newman, Rachel Nguyen, Aarti Patel, Eden Simoneaux, Madison Sympson, Kaira Tamplain, Jenna Toups, Jake Vicknair
Beta Honor Roll
8th Grade: Kason Gilbert, Shae Waguespack
9th Grade: James Duggan, Riley Guillory, Brooklynne Patterson
10th Grade: Tyler Boudreaux, Thomas Chapman, Brock Clement, Alani Dew, Logan Falgout, Malika Jones, Amari Lathers, Cade Pregeant, Emily Ronnenburg, Silas Thomas, Jacob Todd
11th Grade: Julie Barrios, Chelsea Duhon, Nicole Ordonez, Nicholas Price
12th Grade: Steven Nosacka

Honor Roll Party
On Wednesday, January 30, students who made the Honor Roll were treated to a party in the gym during a special long lunch. The party included king cake, a game of Gotcha, and door prizes! Grand prize winners were sophomores Danielle Adams and Brynn Furgeson. In addition, the Honor Roll students were also awarded an off-campus lunch on February 6th, to celebrate their achievements!

SCC is so proud of the academic excellence exhibited by these students! You all truly exemplify the Comet tradition of being prepared, practicing, performing, & persevering--four of Mr. Cupit's Six P's! Way to fly high and shine bright, Comets!

Comets in the Clarion Herald

In honor of Catholic School's Week, the Clarion Herald ran a special edition in which students from Archdiocese schools shared why they appreciate their Catholic education. Two of SCC's students, Makayla Chaney & Erin Powell, were featured in the newspaper! Read their thoughts below:

Parents at forefront
Makayla Chaney
Freshman
St. Charles Catholic
Seeing my parents sacrifice to send me here is my motivation to succeed in all my classes. I’ve had a Catholic school education since I was in pre-K3. When I was younger, I did not see how blessed I was to attend a Catholic school, but as I get older, I realize every day that God blessed me to be at a private school, and I am grateful.

My parents were able to send me to Catholic school when times were hard. I consider that the dedication and love they give to me. Every time I didn’t make the honor roll I used to feel like I let them down, but now in my ninth grade year, it’s different.

I try harder than I ever did because I think about colleges and I want a scholarship, I want my parents to stop paying my tuition in high school, so they can do more in their life and have another bill gone.
My parents are my blessings God sent to me. I focus on making excellent grades because I want to become successful and do things for them to show how grateful I am for all the sacrifices they made for me.

Compassion in grief
Erin Powell
8th grade
St. Charles Catholic
Because of my Catholic education, I have a close relationship with God and with my family. My education has allowed my faith to grow stronger and has helped me to reach the realization of my faith’s value to me as well as my value to my faith community.

My dad recently passed away. It was extremely hard on my family. My fellow classmates and teachers have been there for me through these tough times. They have been supportive of all of my decisions and have been there for my entire family.

Scrip Fundraising for SCC
To help support SCC with your everyday purchases, consider shopping with Scrip! Click here to register with the SCC SCRIP program. & enroll with the following code: LCB4A2A562972.

Next orders are due on Monday, Feb. 4th by noon to be received by Friday, Feb. 8th.

If you have any questions about the program, feel free to contact Connie Powell or Melissa Burns, coordinators of Comet Family and Friends.
Special Opportunities for
SCC Community & Students

Invitation: Summer Youth Theology Institute
The Loyola Institute for Ministry announces its FaithActs Youth Theology Institute, June 17th -21st. It is open to current high school sophomores and juniors. Please pass the word! Through immersion in Southeast Louisiana, engagement with the relevant sciences, and an exploration of Catholicism's rich Biblical and theological traditions, participants will discern how they can be leaders in support of creation and environmental justice. Participants can also earn college credit or service hours. For more information and to apply, please click here.

Women's New Life Center 5K
The Women's New Life Center is hosting a 5K run and is asking for schools to participate. Please click here for more information about hosting a team for the event.

ATHLETICS NEWS

COMET SOCCER TEAMS

Girls Soccer
The girl’s soccer first round playoff game will be played on Friday, February 1 at 4:30 PM at HOME against Thomas Jefferson. Good luck, ladies! Congratulations on qualifying for playoffs!

See the picture (top left) to see the celebration of Soccer Senior Night.
Boys Soccer
The stats from the boys’ victory over Riverside on Monday are as follows: Cameron Fabre and Sutton Bourgeois each scored 2 goals, and Riley Weber and Nick Lemoine each scored 1 goal. Congratulations on their 4-0 victory over Runnels as well! Great job!

The boys played so hard this season, and we're proud of all the work and effort they exhibited. Great job, Comets! See the picture (bottom left) to see the celebration of Soccer Senior Night.

COMET BASKETBALL TEAMS

Boys Basketball
The boys will play tomorrow night at HOME versus Lusher at 5PM, and the team will travel on Saturday to play Thomas Jefferson at 4:30 & 5:30 PM.

The 8th grade team will host a tournament on Saturday that begins at 9AM at SCC.

Girls Basketball
Congratulations to the girls basketball team! They played the Academy of the Sacred Heart on Thursday and won: 56 to 20! Mallory Fernandez had a high score of 22 points! Mya Brown scored 10 points! Jada Armant completed 5 steals. Da’Jon Branch completed 7 steals! Every player received playing time and did a great job! Great jobs, Lady Comets!

The girls lost January 29th against Hanyes, 42-52. High scorers included Mya Brown 15 points, Kaitlyn Abair 11 points, and Shelby Britt, who successfully got off a 3-point buzzer shot at the end of the fourth quarter.

The next game, our girl's Senior Night, will be home Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 5:00 PM against St. James High. See you there!

Baseball

The baseball team will scrimmage on Saturday in Mandeville at 11 AM. Jamboree will take place on February 16.

Softball

The softball team will scrimmage on February 5th at Dutchtown, 5 PM, Varsity and JV. Jamboree will take place on February 16.

Tennis

The tennis season is starting up next week! Their first match will be on February 4th at St. Amant.

We're looking forward to some stellar seasons!

For any prospective family who was unable to attend our Open House in November, you're welcome to attend our Walk-In Wednesdays.

Come on by at 10 AM, and we'll be happy to show you
what makes us so proud to be Comets!

SCHOOL INFORMATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS
SCC Carnival Ball Announcement
It's Carnival time, and we’d like our Comet family to help us get ready for Carnival Ball! We are in need of many of the following items to assist in decorating for this year’s gala!!

If you are willing to donate, that would be greatly appreciated.
Or if you prefer to lend us these items, we will happily return them after the ball (simply label those with your name).

We need a few different things for our theme this year:
mason jars (any size) no lids
flameless candles (any size)
white twinkle lights
fake greenery
glass candle holders (hurricane-type cylinders)
rolls of brown craft paper

Please contact Ms. Denny denny.robyn@stcharlescatholic.org or Mrs. Millet millet.greer@stcharlescatholic.org for more info, or just drop the items off at the front office before February 1st.

Music Ministry
Music Ministry will meet in Room 158 on both February 11th and 18th from 2:30 to 3:15 for our next mass and to learn some new important mass parts. All members need to attend or please let Bro Gerald know. New members are always welcome and please just come to rehearsal.

Football Meeting
There will be a mandatory meeting on Friday, February 1st at 7:00AM for next year’s football team.

Tennis Team
Your Belle Terre fees are due to Mrs. Lowry with your signed form by Friday, February 1st.

Lent Lock-In, March 15-16
The Lent Lock-In is scheduled for March 15th and 16th! Students should pick up a purple registration packet from the magazine rack by the front office. See Mrs. Poche or Mrs. Flynn if you have any questions! Registration is due on March 1st!

Honor Roll Off-Campus Lunch
Students who were on the Principal’s and Alpha Honor Roll in the 2nd 9 weeks have earned an off-campus lunch on Wednesday, February 6th. Peach forms are on the table by the office and are due on Tuesday, February 5th.

Seniors Off-Campus Lunch
It has long been a tradition at SCC that seniors have the opportunity to go off-campus for lunch once a week starting in the third nine weeks. Well, the time has come for this year's seniors to make use of that Comet tradition. Seniors must have the appropriate paperwork in place by the deadline to be able to take part in this privilige. Off-campus lunch forms for seniors are on the table outside of the office. Blue forms must be turned in by Wednesday, February 6th for you to go off-campus on February 7th.

Senior Overnight Retreat
Registration for the Senior Overnight Retreat is now OPEN! The retreat will take place on March 21st and 22nd at Camp Abbey in Covington. All seniors are invited to participate in this optional retreat. Those seniors who do not attend the retreat are expected to be present at school on March 22nd. The seniors received a yellow informational packet this week during their religion classes about the retreat. The first deposit, permission slip, and medical release must be turned in by February 22nd to ensure a spot on the retreat. The final payment must be turned in by March 15th. Parents are encouraged to go over the information packet with their child before registering.

Senior Retreat Letters
Family Members of SCC Seniors,
The senior overnight retreat is quickly approaching, and preparations are well underway. A special aspect of the retreat is when the seniors receive letters from their parents, other family members, and fellow classmates. These letters are sorted at school and then given to the students during the retreat. The intent of these letters is to uplift the students, recall fond memories, and ensure them that they are loved, supported, and prayed for by their Comet family. As an alumni of St. Charles Catholic, I recall how loved I felt when reading my letters at retreat and still keep them close to my heart till this day. SCC would like to extend the invitation to the seniors' families to partake in this activity.
If you or anyone in your family would like to write a letter to anyone in the senior class, please follow the instructions below:
• All letters must have the senior’s first and last name displayed on the outside of the letter or envelope.
• All letters MUST be turned in by Wednesday, March 20th by 12:00PM. Any letter turned in after that time will not make it to the retreat and will be given to the seniors the following week.
• You may mail the letters to St. Charles Catholic c/o Senior Retreat to 100 Dominican Rd, Laplace, LA 70068
• Please be advised that the retreat is Thursday, March 21st; letters mailed too late will not make it to the retreat in time.
• Please DO NOT send any gifts or any other bulky items. We will ONLY be accepting letters. Thank you for your understanding.
2018 - 2019 YEARBOOK ORDER
Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com. Click on Job 362 or St. Charles Catholic High School. April 10th is the last day to purchase a book for $70. Student's name can be imprinted on the cover for an additional $10. Buy yours now!!