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Comet News - Thursday, August 22

Comet Calendar - Changes for the New School Year - News from Campus - General Announcements

AUGUST
22- Volleyball Scrimmage @ Hahnville
22- Football Scrimmage @ U High
23- French Club Meeting at lunch
23- FCA Leader Meeting at lunch
24- Back to School Dance
27- Quarterback Club Meeting
28- Early Dismissal @ 12:15PM
28- Back to School Night for Parents
28- Volleyball Jamboree @ Lutcher
30- Lunch & Learn with Mike Patin
30- Football Jamboree @ Pan American Stadium
31- Deadline to register for Italy & Switzerland Trip

SEPTEMBER
2- Labor Day Holiday
3- Quarterback Club Meeting
5- Voter Registration Event
6- Friday Morning Prayer Service

The School Year Gear Up!


New Comet Faculty
SCC is proud to welcome the following individuals to the faculty & staff of SCC:

Co-Chaplain- Fr. David Ducote
Kassie DeArmas- Guidance Counselor
John Talley- World History & PE
Deacon Tom Kratochvil- Chemistry
Tyler Forsythe- World Geography & PE
Maureen Eustis- Dual Enrollment Math & Physical Science
Maria Vargas- Spanish
Connie Powell- Director of Development & Human Resources

ACT Tessera
At St. Charles Catholic High, our primary goal is to prepare your children for life after high school. Today, that means a lot more than teaching students basic skills. We want them to graduate as well-rounded individuals, ready to handle everything life has in store—including college and/or the demands of 21st-century careers and even interpersonal relationships.

That’s why our school has decided to use ACT® Tessera® to help measure and build your child’s “personal skills”—the skills they’ll need for success in the classroom and throughout life after graduation. Tessera is from the same company that creates the ACT college entrance exam. It’s being used by schools all over the country to help students build these skills.
Tessera measures the skills that research tells us are needed for students to take charge of their education, career, and life, and to keep going when things get tough:
○ Grit
○ Teamwork
○ Resilience
○ Curiosity
○ Leadership

On Wednesday, August 28, students will take the ACT Tessera Assessment which will help students to learn about themselves in respect to skills listed above. This new program will be incorporated into the Lunch Crunch lessons in addition to our current efforts toward educating the whole student spiritually, physically, & academically.

Lunch & Learn
On August 30, SCC will host the first Lunch & Learn of the year! Mike Patin, a Catholic motivational speaker, will present in the Music Room at the beginning of lunch. If interested in attending, students must sign up using the online form. Come and be inspired by the Crazy Catholic Cajun!

First Friday Prayer Services
Please mark your calendars for this year's Friday Prayer Services which will take place on the first Friday of each month. Parents, Grandparents, & other family friends of the SCC Community are invited to take part in a short prayer in SCC's Chapel. Please check in at the front office when arriving for the service. We'd love to have you join us as we seek to put "Jesus Over Everything" this school year!

Sept 6 - Oct 4 - Nov 1 - Dec 6 - Jan 10 - Feb 7 - March 6 - April 3 - May 1

2019 Quarterback Club
Our next Quarterback Club Meeting will be Tuesday, August 27, at 6:30 PM in the Commons. The guest speaker is Gordy Rush! All are welcome to attend and enjoy the company and the dinner. Meetings will be held every Tuesday throughout football season, so save the dates!

Tickets for the Jamboree ($8 presale/$10 at the gate) will be available during the meeting.

On Tuesdays, order your SCC QB Meal by 3 PM & drive thru the SCC parking lot for pickup beginning at 5:30 PM. Payments can be made via Venmo @SCC-QBClub.

Summer Trip to
Italy & Switzerland Tour Overview:

Requested Departure Date: Monday, July 13th
Requested Return Date: Wednesday, July 22nd

In order to keep costs low to students, departure date flexibility is necessary - Please block out this travel window until our travel dates are confirmed: Thursday, July 9th– Sunday, July 26th.

Destinations: Zurich, Lucerne, Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome

What’s Included?
· Round-trip airfare
· On-tour transportation
· Safe, quality hotel rooms
· Breakfast and dinner daily
· Full-time, bilingual Tour Director
· Educational Itinerary and all scheduled guided tours and activities
· 24- hour On-Tour assistance and Emergency Team
· Traveler Support Team for all traveler questions
· Global Travel Protection (Travel Insurance)
· weShare- educational platform for earning course credit
· The Uncommon App- College application preparation tool
· Backpacks!

What’s NOT Included?
· Spending money
· Airport baggage fees
· Passport and/or travel visa
· Tips for your tour director, local guides, and bus driver (roughly $10/day)


Pricing & Enrollment: Please reach out to Mr. Madere directly to learn how to lock in your spot. Space is limited, so please make sure to reach out ASAP. The deadline for all enrollments is Saturday, August 31st.

Contact Information: madere.shawn@stcharlescatholic.org

National Honor Society
Congratulations to new officers of the SCC Chapter of National Honor Society for the 2019-2020 school year:

President: Gregory Bergeron
Vice-President: Zahria Phillip
Secretary: Colette Rainey
Treasurer: Brady Jacob

Students in grades 10-12 who have met requirements to apply for membership in National Honor Society will receive application packets in the upcoming weeks. Students must have maintained a 3.5 or above GPA for the 3rd and 4th quarter of last school year.

ATHLETICS NEWS

Volleyball
Best of luck to the Varsity volleyball team as they scrimmage at Hahnville on Thursday, August 22
at 5:30 & 6:30 pm.

Jamboree will take place at Lutcher on August 28! Please come and support the Lady Comets as they start their season!

FOOTBALL
The Comets will scrimmage at University High in Baton Rouge on Thursday, August 22, at 5:30 PM. U High's stadium is located directly behind LSU's Alex Box Baseball Stadium.

Jamboree will take place at Country Day on August 30! We'd love to see you all at Pan American Stadium in New Orleans supporting the Comets in the second game of the night.Tickets are $8 if purchased in advance through SCC and $10 if purchased at the gate. All tickets purchased through SCC will benefit the school, so please make your purchase with us if possible.

Stadium Update! Construction has begun! Everything is on track for our new stadium to be complete by the first HOME game on September 30. Thank you to everyone who has helped this awesome project to become a reality!

Cross Country
If anyone is interested in going the Cross Country team, please contact Mrs. Brandi Adams at adams.brandi@stcharlescatholic.org.

Swimming
Anyone interested in joining the swim team should register ASAP. All athletes must have a physical on file before they may practice. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Lowry or Coach Michelle Jensen.

SCHOOL INFORMATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Friday Dress
Students may wear Friday Dress tomorrow. This includes SCC T-shirts, with uniform pants or skirt, and tennis shoes. No slides, backless shoes, or non-SCC related shirts. Name tags are still required.

Early Dismissal
Early dismissal at 12:15PM on Wednesday August 28th for Back to School Night. Lunch will be served.

School Pictures
Picture package order links were emailed to parents on August 10. If you did not receive an email please use the attached link to place your order with Romaguera.

Attention seniors who did NOT take a picture with Romaguera Photography at SCC during the summer: In order to have a cap and gown picture in the 2019-2020 yearbook, you should make an appointment to take a cap and gown picture with the studio by Saturday, November 30, 2019. NO photos will be accepted after this date!

Carnival Ball
Calling all students who would like to participate in Krewe de Charles Bal Masque XXXIII court - we are in need of couples who want to be a part of this tradition at SCC. Couples must be male and female and raise a minimum of $1500.00 which supports our technology programs at school. If you would like to learn more please contact Mrs. Lowry (lowry.tricia@stcharlescatholic.org) or Mrs. Millet (millet.greer@stcharlescatholic.org).

Voter Registration Event
Students will have the opportunity to register to vote in SCC's gym on September 5 during lunch. Students will need to know their social security number and be able to provide a Driver's License or a state ID card. Students from any parish are eligible to register.

Parking on Campus
Anyone who purchased a parking spot on Book Day is reminded that contracts and information are due this Friday, August 23. Anyone who fails to do this by Friday will receive a detention.

Music Ministry
New members welcome! Music Minstry will have practice Tuesday night from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the Music Room. For more info, see Mrs. Millet or email her at millet.greer@stcharlescatholic.org.

FCA
FCA leaders will meet during lunch in room 142 on Friday, August 23. (Please note this meeting is for leaders only.)

French Club
If you would like to join the French Club, report to room 147 on Friday at 11:10. Bring your completed form (available from Mrs. Yuliya) and the $5.00 fee. We will discuss upcoming events and vote for President and Vice-President.

March for Life
The Archdiocese of New Orleans March for Life bus trip will take place on January 21-26, 2020! Registration is NOW OPEN! Students may pick up a registration paper from the magazine rack by the front office. Registration and deposit are both due on September 20th. Please see Mrs. Flynn or Mrs. Poche if you have any questions.Mrs. Flynn can be reached at flynn.carly@stcharlescatholic.org and Mrs. Poche can be reached at poche.raleigh@stcharlescatholic.org

Back to School Dance Announcement
All students are encouraged to attend!
Tickets for the Back to School Dance this Saturday are on sale in the front office. They are $5 in advance and are $7 at the door. The dance is from 8-11; you must be at the dance by 8:30, and you may not leave before 10:30pm.
Students also need to check the dress code regulations in the Handbook.

Girls-
▪ Casual pants, jeans (no holes or shreds) which fit properly (no oversized clothing) and are worn at an appropriate level to the waist.
▪ NO shorts, no skorts, no short-style rompers.
▪ Hemlines for dresses or skirts must be a modest length (when arms are on side of body, hem is at least one inch below fingertips).
▪ No skin tight or excessively short skirts or dresses
▪ No tube tops, midriffs, bare backs, or low necklines (Any student or guest will be
given a large T- shirt to wear if the administration considers the top to be immodest.)
▪ Tennis shoes, dress shoes, or sandals may be worn.
▪ No blouses with vulgar or inappropriate sayings, pictures, or symbols
▪ No pierced body parts or tattoos may be visible.

Boys-
▪ Casual pants, jeans (no holes or shreds) which fit properly (no oversized clothing) and worn at an appropriate level to the waist.
▪ NO shorts
▪ Tennis shoes, dress shoes, or sandals may be worn.
▪ No shirts with vulgar or inappropriate sayings, pictures, or symbols
▪ No pierced body parts or tattoos may be visible.