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Comet News - Thursday, February 28

Dear Comets,

As we come to the culminating events of the Carnival Season, we'd like to take a moment to remind you of the reason for our festivities--namely, the season of Lent. Lent is a season of sacrifice & penance meant to bring us closer to the Lord as we learn to detach from this world and cling to the next. Remember that over break, Ash Wednesday will take place, and we're called as Catholics to fast on this special day. We're also encouraged to atted Mass and receive ashes as a way of marking our commitment to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in the coming days.

Once we return from break, we'll be observing Lent through many special events here on campus. Our Campus Ministry will hold a Lent Lock-in on March 15-16. A school-wide Reconciliation Service and a Living Stations of the Cross will be attended by all students, and in Religion class, students will visit the chapel each Friday to participate in the Way of the Cross. 

We hope that this Lenten season will be spiritually fruitful for all members of the SCC community. Stay safe and smart this Mardi Gras, and prepare the way of Lord in your heart.

Sincerely,

Christine Creppel 

FEBRUARY

28- Parent Registration Night 5:30-7:30 PM

 MARCH

1- Registration Forms & Schedule Requests due

1- First Friday Prayer Service in the Chapel 

4-8- Mardi Gras Holiday 

6- Tennis Match 

9- Spring Clean Sweep of St. John (Service Opportunity)

11- School Reconciliation

11- Tuition & Fee Online payments open

13- Mandatory Meeting for Starstepper & Cheerleader Try-Outs 

15-16- Lent Lock-In 

15- Tuition Assistance applications open 

18- Late Arrival (PD for Teachers) & Long Lunch 

18-21- 3rd 9 weeks exams 

21-22- Senior Overnight Retreat

31-Last day for discounted registration fee

Registration Fee Payment Extended

The deadline for the registration fee has been extended to March 31, and starting on April 1, registration will no longer be discounted. After April 1, the full fee of $525 will apply.

All online forms and schedule requests must still be turned in by March 1.

Registration Reminder

Please be sure to check your email for a specific link to each child’s registration information based on the information that was given to SCC during the past registration process. Parents must click on this link to register their child for the upcoming school year at SCC. 

Students received a paper packet which contained information about tuition, fees, the payment process through First Bank and Trust, course selection materials, and a schedule map to assist students in choosing courses for next year. 

2019 – 2020
Assistance, Registration, Tuition and Fees – Important Dates

February 18, 2019​ ​- Beginning date to pay Registration Fee online for current SCC students
February 25, 2019​ - Beginning date to register and to pay Registration Fee online for New Students February 28, 2019​ - 5:30 - 7:30 - Registration and Scheduling Help Night for Current and New SCC Parents

March 11, 2019​ - Beginning date to pay Tuition & Fees online
March 15, 2019​ - Beginning date to apply for Tuition Assistance

March 31, 2019 ​- Last day to pay Registration Fee at reduced rate of $425

April 1, 2019​ - Registration Fee now $525.

May 17, 2019​ ​- Last day to submit Tuition Assistance application June 2019​ - Tuition Assistance award notices to be mailed

June 21, 2019​ - Last day to get tuition loan application approved **. Approvals after this date will result in a shorter loan term resulting in larger monthly pay amounts.

July 5, 2019​ - Last day to pay tuition and fees in full. If not paid in full by this date you must submit an application for a tuition loan for the unpaid balance amount. The loan would have a shorter term and is subject to loan approval**.

Rice Bowl Kick Off

SCC is kicking off the annual Rice Bowl fundraiser this week. What a great way to consider giving alms this Lenten season!

Daniel Mumini from Catholic Relief Services traveled all the way from Freetown, Sierra Leone, to speak with all religion classes about the work that CRS does all over the world and about how our students can help the foundation's efforts through the Lenten Rice Bowls campaign.

 

After his presentation in the chapel, Mr. Mumini had the students participate in a "Water Bucket on the Head" challenge to illustrate some of the stories from his talk. Students were very engaged and enjoyed Mr. Mumini's visit!

Rice Bowls will be distributed in all Religion classes and are due back by Wednesday, April 17.

Stories of Grace Workshop in New Orleans

St. Charles Catholic High School, along with 100 other Archdiocesan youth programs and schools, participated in the “Stories of Grace” workshop offered for teenagers of our region.

SCC representatives Sara St. Pierre and Calvin Trinh learned how to share their stories of grace. The goal of the workshop was for our young people to learn how to share their own personal stories of faith so that all of the Archdiocese's high schools and youth ministries can be places of Witness. We're so proud of Sara and Calvin for their personal testimonies to the power of Christ!

The students got a surprise visit from Archbishop Gregory Aymond who offered a special blessing for this important ministry. What a great gift of a day!

Zahria Phillip 30 + Club 

SCC is proud to announce ethe newest member of the ACT 30+ Club, Zahria Phillip who earned a composite score of 30 on the February ACT test, placing her in the 94th percentile for performance on the ACT. 

SCC recognizes the amount of work and study that it takes to achieve such a score, and we love to honor our students who excel in this arena of academics. 

Other students who've earned a place in the 30 + Club includeArjun Iyer, Gregory Bergeron, Brady Jacob, Maggie Morton, Bryce Newman, Joseph Nguyen, Luke Ringe, Anderson Sirmon, Kaira Tamplain, Landon Terry, Jenna Toups, Rachel Nguyen, Bobby Newsome, Chloe Faucheux, and Jake Vicknair.

District Literary Rally 

SCC sent 25 students to Nicholls State University where they competed in the District Literary Rally, an academic competition in which students from regional schools take subject-specific tests. We're proud to announce that many of our students qualified for the State Literary Rally which will be held in Baton Rouge at Louisiana State University!

This year's participants include Nathan Abadie, Austin Martin, Gregory Bergeron, April Bourlet, Gabrielle Connor, Jenna Hickman, Arjun Iyer, Brady Jacob, Dominic Joseph, Brianna Loescher, Alyssa Portillo, Allison Powell, Erin Powell, Margaret Powell, Luke Ringe, Jeanne St.Martin, Camryn Stewart, Kaira Tamplain, Essence Tarrence, Landon Terry, Jenna Toups, Jake Vicknair, Ashleigh Zaidain, Hayden Hebert, and Kelsey Villeret

State qualifiers were Landon Terry for Chemistry, Jake Vicknair for Civics, Essence Tarrence for English II, Dominic Joseph for English III, Kelsey Villeret for English IV, Austin Martin for French II, AJ Iyer for French III, Camryn Stewart for Nutrition and Food Science, Allison Powell for Physical Science, Alyssa Portillo for Spanish IV, Gregory Bergeron for U.S. History, and Nathan Abadie for World Geography.

Mandatory Meeting for Starstepper & Cheerleader Try-outs

On March 13 at 6 PM there will be a mandatory meeting for all students interested in trying out for either the Starstepper Dance Team or the Cheerleading Team. Each student must have a parent in attendance. The meeting will cover information concerning try-outs, summer camps, and spring & summer practices. We look forward to seeing you all!

 

School Announcements

No Air Pods or Wireless Headphones on Campus

Students, no air pods or any wireless ear buds are allowed at school.

You may only have wired ear buds at school, and they should only be worn during class when your teacher allows. They should not be worn while walking in the hallways. Any students caught wearing air buds will have them confiscated and turned in to the Dean of Students. 

STUDENTS WHO DRIVE TO SCHOOL

Students, you are to park your car and immediately get out and come into the school building. You are not allowed to sit in your car on your phone, to listen to music, etc. You are also not allowed to leave the school grounds once you arrive at school.

DRIVER’S PERMITS AND LICENSES

Any students who plan on taking Driver’s Education over the Mardi Gras holidays, make sure you READ THIS CAREFULLY!!

In order to take the Driver’s Ed course, you must get an ENROLLMENT FORM from the front office here at school. You will take that form with you to the Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV), and they will give you a Temporary Instructional Permit (TIP) to take with you for the Driver’s Ed Course.

So, if you are in need of the enrollment form, please come to the office and request one AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Please come to the office first thing in the morning to request it, and it will be ready for you before the end of that day.

Once you have completed the course and are ready to get your driving permit, you will need another Enrollment Form from school to take to the OMV to get your permit. You will also need another enrollment form to get your permanent driver’s license. The enrollment form is only good for 30 days from the date the form was given to you. If you have any questions, please come to the front office, and we will help you.

Ring Mass Date 

The Ring Mass ceremony will be held at Ascension of Our Lord Church on Saturday, May 11. Details will be sent at a later date.

Service Hour Deadline

The deadline to turn in Service Hours is Friday, March 22nd.

Service Hour Opportunity 

There will be a Spring Clean Sweep of St. John Parish on Saturday, March 9th. The details are as follows: 8:30AM – Pick up supplies at Thomas F. Daley Memorial Park, Hwy. 51, LaPlace.

9:30-11:30AM – Clean areas throughout St. John Parish

11:30AM – Return to Hwy 51 Park for Music, Food and Refreshments!!

Register with Terri Abadie at 985-652-9569 or online t.abadie@stjohn-la-gov

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 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. Thanks!