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Comet News - Thursday, September 19

Comet Calendar - This Week's Pep Rally & Guidelines - Early Dismissals & Late Start Days Announced for October - News from Campus - General Announcements
COMET CALENDAR


SEPTEMBER
19- Volleyball @ ESJ
19- Cap & Gown Measurements
20- Comet for a Day
20- Pep Rally
20- Football vs. De La Salle @ ESJ Stadium
21- Swim Meet @ Lutcher
21- Cross Country Invitational
21- Volleyball @ Catholic League Tournament
23- College Fair for Seniors & Juniors @ 11am
23- Senior ACT Prep Session @ 6:30
24- Academic Games Tournament- Propoganda
24- Volleyball vs. Riverside Home @ 4:30
25- Comet for a Day
25- Lunch & Learn
25- Swim Meet
26- Cross Country Invitational
27- Pep Rally @ Lunch
27- Football vs. E.D. White @ 7pm
28- Creative Writing Club & Art Club Journal Day
28-Service Academy Day
28- Swim Meet

Exciting Events this Week
Last Friday’s Pep Rally FUN!

Summer was going strong last week as the Comets prepared to cage the Bulldogs at the Blue Luau! The Pep Rally kicked off with a performance from the SCC Drumline, and the Starsteppers and Cheerleaders dazzled us with their routines! The Seniors ran away with the Spirit Competition which included some spirited performances of everyone's favorite children's song: "Baby Shark!" We're looking forward to another awesome Friday this week!

This Friday’s Pep Rally Info

COMETS AT WORK: Let’s CRUSH Leukemia and the Cavaliers!

Students have the option of showing their Comet Pride, School Spirit, and support for crushing Leukemia by wearing orange and/or construction attire to school on Friday. Students who are dressing in orange please note: Jeans and sweatpants must be without holes; shorts for boys must be of knee length, and girls must wear leggings under shorts; orange appropriate t-shirt, construction vests, hard hats, and work boots will be allowed as construction on our new stadium continues this week!

Because of your awesome behavior last Friday, we are continuing with our school spirit dress down this week!

Please note: No face paint will be allowed for this pep rally. Remember that nametags must be worn; shirts must have sleeves and may not be low cut. No crop tops, rips, tears, hoodies, bandanas, yoga pants, clothing promoting drugs, violence, explicit themes, political themes, or cross-dressing will be allowed. Tennis shoes, school shoes or closed-toe shoes must be worn. No flip flops.

If you choose not to dress down according to the theme for the day, you must wear your complete Friday dress uniform. Any student who violates the dress down rules will lose privileges to dress down for the remainder of the year and will receive disciplinary action.

We can’t wait to see all of our students showing their school spirit and support for Leukemia awareness by wearing all ORANGE on Friday!

SCC will kick off our Comet for a Day events this month.

This spend a day program is designed for prospective students in grades 5 - 8. Visitors will enjoy a day on campus by attending classes, participating in fun activities, and eating lunch with current SCC students!

The day begins at 9AM and concludes at 2PM, with lunch provided. Spread the word!! You are our best advocates, and we are truly grateful for your encouraging testimonies to prospective families and friends in our community.

Register now (through our website or by clicking one of the dates below). The BEST things in life are BLUE & GOLD!!!

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT 25
FRIDAY, OCT 4
TUESDAY, OCT 22
FRIDAY, OCT 25
FRIDAY, NOV 1

Special Schedules for October Announced

Tuesday, October 1st– PreACT and ACT Testing Day – Dissmissal at noon

Friday, October 11thSpecial Schedule (Football game in Port Gibson)

7:30 – 8:12: Period A
8:16- 8:58: Period B
9:02 – 9:44: Period C
9:48 – 10:30: Period D
10:34 – 11:16: Period E
11:16 – 11:57: Lunch
11:57 – 12:02: Lockers
12:02 – 12:44: Period F
12:48 – 1:30: Period G
1:33 - Dismissal

Friday, October 18th– Late Arrival –9:00 AM
(day after Franklinton football game)
Senior Retreat will be at SCB and begin at 9am Oct. 18th as well.

Service Academy Day Free for High School Students
Senator Bill Cassidy will be hosting a Service Academy Day event with Senator John Kennedy and Congressmen Garret Graves and Steve Scalise on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Xavier University in New Orleans. It will be from 8:30 A.M. to Noon.
Meet representatives of America’s Service Academies, including West Point, the Naval Academy, and the Air Force Academy. They will be discussing the opportunities available at these Academies, which include tuition-free college educations and commissioned officer slots in our Armed Forces.
Staff representing Senators Cassidy and Kennedy and Congressmen Graves and Scalise will also be discussing their nominations process, as students are required to receive a nomination to attend a Service Academy. It is free to high school students, parents and school officials.

Attention Seniors
Looking to improve your ACT score?

Enroll in our free ACT test prep session being offered at SCC on September 23 at 6:30 p.m. This review session is being sponsored, organized, and taught by our SCC 30+ Club members. All SCC seniors are encouraged to attend in order to improve their ACT score on the official ACT being administered at SCC on October 1. The deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 20th @ 10am.

Click here to register for the Senior ACT Prep Session.

Earning a good score on the ACT is essential for admission to many colleges and universities. You can also find ACT review apps that are free or require only that you register an account an ACT.org.

This site is the home of ACT Inc., the nonprofit organization that operates the ACT and PreACT exams. In addition to fee-based services and products, ACT also offers a number of free study resources. Prepare with just a few practice questions for each test section, or pop over to their media area and download and print a pdf file of strategy, test tips and a complete free ACT practice test, including the ACT Writing prompt.

2019 Quarterback Club
Thursday, September 19th – Snacks & Decorating the Cometplex! Thank you to Angel H., Jill C., Lashawn C., and Toya M. for decorating and snacks.

Friday, September 20th – De La Salle, Cavaliers (“Home” but at the ESJ field) .Thank you to Hollie Ericksen for providing the Hospitality meal.

Sunday, September 22nd – Lunch for Coaches
Thank you to Dawn Brown for providing this week’s Coaches lunch.

Tuesday, September 24th - Meeting at 6:30pm with guest speaker Mickey Joseph LSU Assistant Football Coach.

*Don't forget that the Quarterback Club sells meals-to-go each week with a drive-thru service in the west parking lot. Meals are normally $7 each, are served starting at 5:30pm, and may be reserved by using Venmo @SCC-QBClub before 3pm Tuesday. Save yourself from having to cook on Tuesday nights and order a meal that benefits SCC Athletics.

8th Grade Travels to Boston
8th graders, get excited! Boston is waiting for you this Spring! We were so excited to see you and your family at our informational meeting this week!

Just a reminder! The first deposit along with the SCC field trip form and travel agreement are due to Mrs. Stuart by September 20.

It's going to be an unforgettable experience!

Century Club Information
Century Club Memberships includes 2 reserved seats at the home varsity football games, 1 reserved parking spot, 2 general admission tickets for SCC athletic events, and more!

Click here to get the full information and sign-up page!

THANK YOU!
Thank you to the Class of 2019 for your donation to the 2020 After Prom Party.

Now accepting donations for the 2020 After Prom Party.

ATHLETICS NEWS

FOOTBALL
The Comets will be playing versus De La Salle this Friday at East Saint John's field--our first HOME game of the season!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
Due to the fact that East St. John has a turf field and SCC is responsible for the cleanup after the game, there should be NO confetti, peanuts, or sunflower seeds at this Friday night’s game. We would like the cleanup to go as smoothly and quickly as possible. Thank you very much for your cooperation and working with SCC in this matter.
Go Comets!!

Volleyball
The freshmen team is showing great progress and had a great win against Destrehan last Thursday. The JV squad is working hard, and they defeated Destrehan and Thibodaux! The Varsity has had 2 hard-fought, tough losses against Destrehan and Thibodaux.

All teams are back in action Thursday, September 19 at East St. John. Freshmen will begin at 4 pm, JV at 4:30pm and Varsity at 5:30 pm. Get your gear and support the Lady Comets today!

The Varsity will be participating in the Catholic League tournament on Saturday, September 21 at Ursuline Academy. Game times are 8 am vs Ursuline, 11 am vs Hannan, and 1 pm vs Chapelle. Best of luck to the teams as they compete this week.

Our next home match is Tuesday, September 24 at SCC. JV will take on Riverside at 4:30pm and Varsity at 5:30pm. Wear your GOLD and bring the NOISE!!!

Cross Country
The girls and boys SCC Cross Country team will be racing in their first meet, the Holy Cross-Dominican Invitational located in City Park on Saturday, September 21st. Parking is allowed only on Diagonal Rd. or Harrison Ave. on the west side of Diagonal Rd. (Please do not park on Harrison Ave. on the east side of Diagonal Rd.). Girls Varsity race starts at 8:35a.m. Boys Varsity race starts at 9:10a.m. Please come support your Comet Cross Country team!
The upcoming dates for Cross Country are as follows:

September 21: Holy Cross-Dominical Invitational @ City Park; Girls- 8:35 & Boys 9:10 AM
September 26: Newman Cross Country Classic @ Audubon Park; Girls: 5 & Boys 5:30 PM
October 5: St. Jospeh Academy Cross Country Invitational @ Highland Road
October 12: Catholic High Cross Country Invitational @ Highland Road
October 19: All-State Sugar Bowl @ City Park
October 31: District Cross Country Meet @ Audubon Park
November 18: State Meet @ Northwestern State University

Swimming
Team Schedule:

Sept 21 @Lutcher Start 8:30
Sept 25 @Nicholls warmup 5:30
Sept 28 @Cypress Lakes start 1:45
Oct 5 @Cypress Lakes warmup 12:00 start 12:45
Oct 12 @Lutcher start 9:00
Oct 26 @Lutcher start 9:00
Oct 22 District @E.D. White warmup 5:15

For Qualifiers:
Oct 25/26 Metro @UNO start 1:00 on both days
Nov 20 /21 State @ Sulphur afternoon session (TTBA)

SCHOOL INFORMATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Benefit for Stormy Decker
Please support Stormy Decker, mother of SCC students Katelyn and John Decker, in her fight against leukemia by purchasing a magnet or bracelet. They are both for sale in the office for $5.00 each.

Art/Creative Writing Clubs
Anyone still interested in joining either club can pay their club fee until September 18th! Mark your calendars! We got two events scheduled!!! Wahoooooo!

1) BOOKMAKING: Saturday, September 28th from 10am-12pm in room 129
Make your own sketchbook and/or journal, materials provided.
Space is limited to the first 40 people! Make sure you SIGN UP by room 129!

2) HALLOWEEN NIGHT: Wednesday, October 23rd from 5pm-7pm (or until the movie is over) We will be watching everyone's fav - The Nightmare Before Christmas!
Everyone is invited! Bring SPOOKY food! We will also be making a few spooky decorations for Beta's Pumpkin Decorating event on October 25th!

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).

KC Fundraiser
Monsignor Dennis Bergeron Knights of Columbus Council 5935
2nd Annual Smoked BBQ Butt - Ready to eat, smoked BBQ Butt for only $40
Pick up Sunday, November 3rd at St. Joan of Arc Knighs of Columbus Hall, 346 Fir Street from 10am - 1 pm. Tickets available on line at kocf5935.com or may be purchased from Connie Powell at SCC (504) 559-1096. Fundraiser for KC’s & SJA School. For additional information, contact Kenneth Massett at (504) 559-1863.

Seniors: Graduation Announcements & Supplies
Balfour will be on campus Thursday, October 10 to present information and packets with ordering information for graduation announcements and supplies. Senior presentation will be from 8 am to 8:30 am. Parents are welcome to attend.
On Tuesday, October 22, Balfour will return to take orders and deposit payments during lunch.

Juniors: Rings
Balfour will be on campus Thursday, October 10 to present information and packets with ordering information for senior class rings. Junior presentation will be from 7:30 am to 8 am. Parents are welcome to attend.
On Tuesday, October 22, Balfour will return to take orders and deposit payments during lunch.

Stagehands Membership
Stagehands Membership Drive will continue until Sep. 20. Interested students should turn in dues, T-shirt money (optional), and forms to Mrs. Greer Millet or Mrs. Tricia Lowry by the deadline.

School Pictures & Retakes
Any student who did not take a picture on book day or would like to retake their school picture will do so on Wednesday, Sept 25 during lunch 11:10 - 11:58.
If you ordered a picture package, it must be returned Wednesday at the time of pictures. For all other students, 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!

Baseball State Championship T-Shirts For Sale
Baseball State Championship t-shirts are for sale in the office for $20.00 each.

Service Hour Opportunity
Hello students we are looking for someone who is interested in tutoring elementary Math and elementary English, plus helping with other homework as it comes up. This can be used towards your service hours. If you are interested please contact Ms. Kassie, dearmas.kassie@stcharlescatholic.org, and she will get you more information.

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 .

Campus Ministry
Mrs. Poche is looking for students who are interested in participating as Readers and Gift Bearers for school masses. If you'd like to participate in the Mass by offering your talents and active presence at Mass, please visit Mrs. Poche's room to sign-up. Much appreciated!

Music Ministry
Music Ministry got off to a great start at our first Mass September 4! New members are always welcome to join in our awesome group of singers & musicians. If any student is interested in joining, please see Mrs. Greer Millet.

Candy Sale
Candy and chips will be sold at lunch on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. All items are $1.00. Sale benefits After Prom Party.