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Comet News - Thursday, October 3

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


OCTOBER
3- Volleyball District Game
4- 1st Friday Parent Prayer Service
4- Western Theme Pep Rally
4- Comet For a Day
4- Home Football Game vs. EA
5- Cross Country Meet
5-Swim Meet
5- Volleyball Tournament @ Lutcher
8- Volleyball vs. Donaldsonville
9- School Mass
9- French Club & FCA Meetings @ Lunch
10- Balfour Presentations before school
10- Volleyball @ Lutcher
11- Special Schedule- Early Dismissal
11- Away Football Game vs. Port Gibson
12- Cross Country Meet
12- Swim Meet
14- A & G exams
15- B & F exams
15- Volleyball vs. Thomas Jeff
16- C & E exams
16- Volleyball vs. Pat Taylor
17- D exam
17- Away Football Game @ Franklinton
18- Special Schedule- Late Arrival
18- Senior Day of Recolection @ SCB
19- Cross Country
19- PreSAT Exam
22- Comet for a Day
23- Living Rosary
23- Creative Writing & Art Club Halloween Night
23- Lunch & Learn
24- Report Cards Emailed
25- Comet for a Day
25- BETA Club & Creative Arts Club Meetings
25 Home Football Game vs. Newman

NEWS FROM CAMPUS

Western Week for the Pep Rally
Howdy Partners! This Friday’s Pep Rally’s theme is COMET COUNTRY!
Students have the option of showing their Comet Pride by wearing western attire to school on Friday. You may wear cowboy boots, hats (not during class), flannel or checkered patterned shirts or flannel button downs, or country themed shirts. Girls may wear overalls if they have leggings under them. Jeans and sweatpants must be without holes. No shorts will be allowed this week. 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.


Last Friday’s Lunch Pep Rally!

Students came to the gym during our Long Lunch this past Friday to show their Comet Pride and winning spirit! Students participated in games hosted by the pep rally emcees, and our spirit groups performed for all in attendance. What a great turnout! There's always something fun going on in Comet Country!

Stadium Blessing
St. Charles Catholic High School hosted many guests from the community on Friday September 27, 2019 for the 5:30 Stadium Blessing and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Archbishop Aymond began the blessing with a special message: "God likes football!" Mrs. Gayle Benson joined us for this special occasion to represent the Benson Foundation which donated generously to our Stadium Fund. We're so thankful for all our donors and for everyone who joined us on Friday for the stadium blessing and ribbon cutting. We're so very blessed at SCC, and we can't wait to enjoy years of football fandom in our beautiful new stadium!

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

SCC will celebrate their October School Mass on October 9.
All parents, alumni, Comet family members, and community members are welcome to attend this liturgy. All guests are asked to check in at the main office before joining us in the gym.

Thursday Student Prayer Services
We'd love to have you join us as we seek to put "Jesus Over Everything" this school year! Our first prayer service this week had a GREAT turnout! If you would like to assist in planning or facilitating these prayer services, please see our Campus Minister, Mrs. Raleigh Poche.

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!!!

Special Schedules for October

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

Exam Schedules for October 14-17:
A & G exams -Monday, Oct 14 - 7:30 AM -11 AM
B & F exams - Tuesday, Oct 15- 10 AM - 2:05 PM (lunch included)
C & E exams - Wednesday, Oct 16 -7:30 AM - 11 AM
D exam- Thursday, Oct 17 -10 - 11:35 AM

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.



Mu Alpha Theta attends
Math & Science
Night at SJA
Mu Alpha Theta, the math honor society, participated in a Math and Science Night held October 2 at St. Joan of Arc School in LaPlace. Members who attended were Gregory Bergeron, Joseph Nguyen, Luke Ringe, Hailey Hilbun, Brady Jacob, and Barry Cummins. These SCC students showed younger students how to create a pi chain and how to perform candy corn math activities. It was an awesome night!

Art Club & Creative
Writing Club Journal Day
The Art Club & the Creative Writing Club got together this weekend to handcraft journals and sketchbooks! Kimberly Stuart lead students through the steps of creating the cover, pages, & spine, and the students enjoyed snacks as they created unique journals. We had an awesome day!

A C T at S C C
This week, SCC administered an official ACT test for all 11th & 12th graders and a pre-ACT to all 8th-10th graders. We hope you felt confident and prepared for these testing experiences, but if you'd like more resources from ACT, click here! We'll be administering tests again in March.

2019 Quarterback Club
Tuesday, October 3

Friday, October 4th – East Ascension “EA” Spartans (Home)
Colors – Blue & Gold (OUR COLORS!)
Please refer to the Concession Stand Schedule, which is assigned by SCC.
Thank you to Rolanda T., Beverly G., Cora J. & Cherie J. for providing the Hospitality meal.

Sunday, October 6th – Lunch for Coaches
Thank you to Yvette D. for providing this week’s Coaches lunch.

Miscellaneous / Reference Websites
Volunteering – Refer to Signup Genius (www.signupgenius.com) for volunteering opportunities.
Sports Information – Max Preps (www.maxpreps.com) is a great website follow team information.

SCC Senior Attends Service Academy Day

SCC senior Dylan Frickey attended the Service Academy Day on September 28, an event designed to help students who want to join attend the US Service Academies. This event was attended by several senators and congressmen, and representatives from the service academies spoke with the students about their requirements and programs.

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 football team is taking on the East Ascension Spartans this week at HOME! We'd love to see everyone out in their blue & gold!

Cox Sports Television and RTC plans a special night for St. Charles Catholic’s home game this week against East Ascension. The regional sports network and telecommunications company will outfit nearly 1,000 of SCC fans with free t-shirts upon their entrance into the game. The front of the shirt will promote the rallying cry for Comet fans, while the back will feature the two company logos.

CST has been in partnership with RTC since the network’s launch in 2002 ad is located on channel 79 in the Reserve, LaPlace and Thibodaux service areas.
WANT TO ADVERTISE AT AN SCC GAME?
We currently have openings for portions of the Oct 25, Nov 1, and Nov 8th games. We'd love to hear from you! Please contact Connie Powell at powell.connie@stcharlescatholic.org or at (985)652-3809 ext. 119.




Volleyball
The Varsity team is currently 2-0 in district and 8-5 overall. The Comets defeated Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Taylor Science Academy. The JV also won both matches on the road. District play continues on Thursday, October 3 at SCC as we take on John Curtis - JV at 4:30 and Varsity at 5:30.
Let’s WHITE out the Patriots!

The Varsity team will participate in the Bulldog Classic at Lutcher High School this Saturday, October 5. Pool play games will be at 11 am vs Hahnville and noon vs McGehee. Tournament play will continue at 1pm.

October 7th the JV and Varsity will play at Riverside beginning at 4:30 pm. Tuesday, October 8 district play will resume when the Comets take on Donaldsonville at home beginning with JV at 4:30 pm followed by varsity. Thursday, October 10 the teams will travel to Lutcher - Freshmen at 4pm, JV at 4:30, and Varsity at 5:30 pm.



Cross Country

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
Congratulations to the following Comet swimmers who made state qualifying times at their meet last night at St. Martins: Aubrey Westbrook – 100 Breast, Collin Cedotal – 200 IM, Bella Marix – 100 Free, Blakely Heltz- 100 Free

The swim team members are continuing to qualify for the State Meet in November at SPAR pool. Saturday, October 5 the team will participate in a meet at Cypress Lakes CC in Destrehan.

Also Good job on the 400 yd relay Tuesday swam by Trey Romaguera, Cameron Brady, Duncan Lowry, & Mathew Schexnayder. There was a pools length between SCC's relay team and the relay team in second place.

Team Schedule:
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
Attention 8th Grade Students and Parents:
Our Boston trip deadline has been extended to October 4, 2019! Please turn in checks and paperwork to Mrs. Stuart (room 156) by the end of the day on October 4! Email Mrs. Stuart if you have any questions!

Concession Food Tickets at Football Games
Starting Friday night (10/4), SCC will sell tickets to purchase food and drink at the concession stand. Please be sure to buy your tickets before heading to the concession stand. Please remember that outside food and drinks are not allowed. The Starsteppers will sell Pastalaya as our special concession. Tickets will need to purchased for all concessions, including special concessions.

SCC runs the concession stand at the home football games and is powered by our volunteers. Concession stand shifts run during a single game and last less than two hours. Helping out with a concession stand shift – for one game, or multiple games when time permits – is a great way for parents with limited time available to volunteer at SCC. If you’d like to get involved, please contact Connie Powell at powell.connie@stcharlescatholic.org.

Carnival Ball
Anyone who has signed up to participate in the 2020 Carnival Ball Court and anyone who is looking for more information; there will be a PARENT meeting to review the rules and important dates on Monday, October 14 at 6pm in the Commons. Packets are being sent home with students today (October 3).

Stagehands Fundraiser
Members should come by the Music Room Monday or Wednesday to pick up their YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISING PACKET. All members are expected to participate.
Google Classroom: all members are urged to join the 2020 Stagehands asap. Please accept your invite.

Chapel Thursdays
Campus Ministry is now offering Chapel Thursdays at lunch from 12:20-12:35. Please join us for prayer and reflection every Thursday. Take a break from your busy schedule to get spiritually recharged and renewed by the love of God and His presence. ALL students are welcomed! Chapel Thursdays will consists of scripture readings, christian music, and quiet time. After you eat lunch, come spend some time with Jesus.

Homecoming Out of School Date Permission Forms
Permission forms for all guests not attending SCC can be found on the rack outside of the office. Forms must be returned by October 31.

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!

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
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!

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.

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.

Music Ministry
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.

Discernment Weekend for Young Men
Vocation Weekend for High School and College Age Men
Come and See Vocation Discernment Weekend for high school juniors and seniors, and college-age men will be held November 8-10, 2019, at St. Joseph Seminary College, Covington, Louisiana. This is an opportunity for men who are interested in the priesthood and who would like to find out more about seminary life. There is no cost for the weekend. For more information or to register, call the Archdiocesan Vocation Office at 504-861-6298 or email vocations@archdiocese-no.org.