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Comet News - Thursday, May 7

News from Campus & General Announcements

Teacher's Appreciation Week

We'd like to thank everyone who helped make Teacher's Appreciation Week so special for our amazing faculty! Our Comet parents, along with ACE Hardware and Romaguera Photography, made sure that our teachers were treated with goodie bags and yard signs yesterday.

We'd also like to thank the Beta Club for sending out their appreciation through SCC postcards not only to all the teachers but also to the office staff, janitorial staff, and administrators! They also recently sent postcards to all SCC alumni and parents who work in healthcare. Thank you, Beta Club!

We're so proud of the educators and staff at SCC. They are true leaders that never fail to guide and inspire our students and create true community within our school. If you haven't done so yet, please consider sending a message of thanks to these awesome individuals this week!

Head over to the St. Charles Catholic Facebook page to see Junior Luke Boucvalt's "SCC Rap" in honor of Teacher's Appreciation Week. This original song was written, performed, shot, and edited by Luke, and we're overwhelmed by the creativity and care he put into this project. Thank you, Luke!

Special Recognition for Mr. Shawn Madere

We'd like to congratulate one of our teachers, Shawn Madere, for being nominated by a student for the Nicholl's State University "You Made a Difference" Award. Each year, outstanding students who plan to attend Nicholls in the Fall are invited to nominate the teacher who has "made the most lasting impression on their life." Mr. Madere teaches Physical Science and Physics at SCC, and we're so proud that he's being recognized in this special way!

Senior News
At this time, contingent upon the expiration of Louisiana's Stay at Home Order, we plan to hold the following end of year activities and our St. Charles Catholic High School 2020 Commencement Ceremony with strict social distancing guidelines as follows:

May 19, 2020:
Top 2020 Graduates Announced Virtually

May 20, 2020: 3pm/6pm
SR Retreat Virtual/Drive-Thru/SR Letters/Box Dinners

May 21, 2020 : 9am-2pm
SR Return Books, Purchase/Return Macs
SR Walk the Hallways
SR Distribution of Caps and Gowns
(Groups of 10 every 30 minutes)

June 18, 2020: 9am-2pm
SR Arrive in Style Parade
SR Awards/Slide-show (Seated 6 ft apart/Less than 25%/Students only)
SR Mass in Gym
SR Crawfish Boil/Bar-b-que Outside

June 19, 2020: 6:30 pm
Graduation in the SCC Stadium
(At 25% capacity/Students on field seated 6 ft apart/Parents in stadium)

June 20, 21, 22: Graduation Rain Dates
(Graduation will take place on the next available dry date!)

In order for our ceremony to adhere to safety guidelines, graduates will be seated six feet apart on the field; stadium capacity will remain at 25%, which means attendee tickets will be limited and strictly enforced; only 4 guest tickets per graduate; and members of vulnerable populations will be encouraged not to attend.

We're excited to offer our seniors these traditions with a twist! This year—YOUR year—we bear the cross of the Covid-19 pandemic together​. ​We will show the world that there is a light that will overcome the darkness, and there is no darkness, and no virus, that can overcome the light that is inside each one of you. Your light will shine in each of these opportunities to celebrate the class of 2020!

Fly high and shine bright!

Fourth Quarter Exams
With regards fourth quarter exams, those students who want to raise their grade will have the option to take the fourth quarter exam which will be either project-based or an individual oral exam through video conferencing.

CARE AND VIGILANCE
Please continue to encourage your teenagers and let us know if any of them seem to be floundering in these uncertain times.

Distance Learning Expectations:
Punctuality
Attendance
Participation
Good faith effort
Communication with teachers
Completion of assignments & assessments on time

Join us in praying for the safety of our Comet community and for those throughout the world whose lives have been affected by this COVID-19. In this unprecedented time, please be patient! We will meet the challenges as they arise.

FCA Virtual Meeting Dates
Comets, save the dates! FCA will meet virtually meet to hear from two awesome speakers. Links will be emailed to the student body the day before each meeting.

May 14- Ryan Foulon
May 22- Andy Stroup

Comets, Keep It Up!

Flying high and shining bright, the Comets are keeping up with their lessons and more during distance learning!

This week's featured projects and lessons are all from the Fine Arts Department! We love to see our creative Comets at work, and we also love to see how much the community supports them.

This week, our SCC Stagehands received a generous donation from River Parish Community Theatre members Darryl Clement and Mona Roussel as the Stagehands continue to prepare for their production of Hello, Dolly!

Thank you RPCT! What a blessing!
Art: Mrs. Robyn Denny's art students complete portraits every year as part of their extensive creative portfolios, so during distance learning, the students have continued to master their artistic skills from home! Check out their incredible work! Great job, Comets!

Theatre:
While they may not be in front of a crowd, Mrs. Greer Millet's Theatre students aren't missing any chances to perform. For their acting lessons, Mrs. Millet had students create selfies that illustrate emotions and reactions. Enjoy these images submitted by the talented SCC Stagehands!

SCC Masks Sold for Athletics Fundraiser
Click here to order your SCC face mask or order unique Saints, Louisiana Proud, or LSU face masks. A portion of the proceeds will benefit SCC athletics.

Virtual Tryouts for Cheer & Starsteppers

All students and incoming students who signed up on March 3rd to tryout for Cheerleading or Starsteppers at SCC should have received an email about tryout information and dates.

If you'd like to contact the respective sponsors of these teams, please do so at the email addresses listed below:

Cheer, Denille Monica: dennille.monica@Qualitymachine.net
Starsteppers, Sarah Faucheux: Faucheux.sarah@stcharlescatholic.org

Please contact Mrs. Creppel with any questions at creppel.christine@stcharlescatholic.org.