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Comet News - Thursday, February 7

Comet News - Thursday, February 7

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.

FEBRUARY
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-Club Picture Day
13- School Assembly for Guest Speaker
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

Frank Monica Set for Hall of Fame Induction

SCC's head football coach & athletic director, Frank Monica, has been selected for induction to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame set to take place on April 2, 2019, in Baton Rouge. Coach Monica has been coaching at SCC since the late 1990s, but he's been a coach since 1971. In his time with St. Charles Catholic, Coach Monica led his teams to many District Championship titles & State Championships games, with the 2011 season ending with a State Championship victory! Coach Monica has also mentored many future coaches along the way, such as his son Ty Monica and his nephew Wayne Stein. We're all so proud of our long-deserving coach!

Psychology Class
Field Trip

Last week, Mrs. Suzy Bologna took her psychology class on a field trip to New Orleans where they stopped at three awesome locations. First the class visited alumnus Brittany Vicknair Grunberg at her office, Prosthetic and Orthotic Associates of Louisiana, where she helps her clients to find their perfect prosthetics. Brittany suffered the loss of her legs due to illness after graduating from SCC. She has dedicated her life to helping others find their perfect prosthetics. Brittany inspired the class with her story of loss, faith, and resiliency.

Next, the class went to an Escape Room, a group activity where participants’ work together to solve puzzles and riddles in order to progress through a series of locked rooms. The students had an opportunity to apply critical thinking and problem solving skills learned when studying intelligence and creativity.

For the final stop, the group had lunch at the Peppermill restaurant. As it was Joe Chiarella’s birthday, his mother (Cami Chiarella) joined them and shared her experiences and the value of majoring in Psychology at Loyola when she was in school. The students reported having an amazing trip. What a great day for SCC!

SCC Stagehands Receive Art Grant

The SCC Stagehands would like to thank the River Parishes Arts and Humanities Council for its generous grant. On hand to receive the grant was Stagehands Vice-President, Jenna Toups (back row, second from left). These funds will help to defray the cost of its upcoming spring production, The Addams Family, that will be presented in March at St. John Theatre. Congratulations Stagehands!

Comets Commit for College Athletics

SCC seniors Jacob Ganote & Bryce Authement signed commitments on February 6 to play football at the collegiate level. We're so excited to see these young men reaching their goals and bringing their talent to local schools!

Jacob Ganote signed to play for Louisiana College, and Bryce Authement signed with Nicholls State University. Congratulations to the young men and their families! What an awesome achievement!

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 team celebrated a 7-0 victory against Thomas Jefferson in the first game of the playoffs! Destiny Romious, Katelyn Waguespack, Antoinette Chiarella, and Emily Ronnenburg each scored 1 goal. Eden Simoneaux scored 3 goals! Way to go!

Unfortunately, the team did not win their most recent game against Newman, but we're so proud of the hard work and achievement we saw from the team this year!

COMET BASKETBALL TEAMS

Boys Basketball
The boys will be celebrating their Senior Night on Friday, February 15 at HOME!
They will also be inducting Jordan Arceneaux from the class of 2016 into the 1000 Point Club. What a great night to come out and celebrate being a Comet!

Girls Basketball
The girls are getting ready for the playoff game scheduled for February 14th! Right now, they are anticipating playing David Thibodaux High School in Lafayette. David Thibodaux is the 13th ranked team in the class. The girls lost their home game against St. James 48-53 on January 31, and this past Tuesday, the girls played a close game against De La Salle suffering another lost by only 2 points, 53-55. As of now, they are placed 20th out of 22 teams in their class. Good luck in the next game, girls!

Baseball
The baseball team will play Slidell on Saturday, February 9th at Mike Miley at 11:30AM. SCC Jamboree will take place on Saturday, February 16th.

Softball
SCC Jamboree will take place on Saturday, February 16th.

Tennis
Congratulations Tennis on your victory! AJ Iyer and Bobby Newsome won on Monday vs. St. Amant!

Tennis will play again on February 12 vs. Lutcher at Lutcher & on February 13 vs. John Curtis at Belle Terre Country Club in LaPlace. Good luck, team!

SCHOOL INFORMATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS
School Assembly on Wednesday, Feb. 13th
All students will attend a 45 minutes presentation on this day. The topic of the presentation is "Dangers of smoking, dip, cigarettes, vaping, and juuling." In next week's newsletter information that was covered with our students will be highlighted so that parents can be aware of the issues that are affecting our nation's teenagers.

ACT Prep Classes
Classes for ACT Prep for the April 13th test will begin the week of February 25th and continue through the week of March 8th. Registration forms are due by Tuesday, February 19th. Math and Science ACT will be taught by Mr. Madere on Mondays, Reading ACT will be taught by Mrs. Lohfink on Tuesdays, and English ACT will be taught by Mrs. Bordelon on Wednesdays. All classes will begin at 2:25 and will last between 1-2 hours. The cost is $100 per course. Registration forms are on the rack by the front desk or on the school’s website.

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.

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!

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. 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. 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!!