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Comet News - Thursday, September 10
St. Charles CatholicHigh School
September 10, 2020
September 14- Volleyball Game AWAY
September 15- Volleyball Game HOME
September 16- Volleyball Game AWAY
September 17- Back to School Night (Virtual) @ 6PM
September 18- Sports Pictures & Make-Up Pictures
September 19- Community Service Day
September 19- Swim Meet @ Cypress Lakes
September 21- Return to Traditional Model
September 26- Swim Meet @ Nicholls
News from Campus & General Announcements
Spirit Shirts & Lake Charles Fundraiser
Sports & Make-Up Picture Day
Save the Date: Virtual Back to School Night
Firm in Faith Friday
Student Life Announcements
SCC Fundraising Opportunities: SCRIP & Shell Match
Message from Dr. Millet
Louisiana will move into Phase 3 coronavirus restrictions on Friday, Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a press conference this morning. This announcement comes one day before Phase 2 restrictions expire. Gov. Edwards said he would release more details in the next day. Therefore, we will review these details and how they apply to our school setting.
We will use the week of September 14-18 to prepare for the return to the traditional school day based on the guidelines to be released tomorrow. Preparations include reviewing class size numbers, returning classroom furniture to our classrooms from storage, as well as adjusting schedules and protocols as needed. Our campus will need to be re-set with the appropriate number of desks in classrooms.
We will resume instruction in the traditional model on September 21, 2020. We are looking forward to having everyone on campus together.
I am grateful to our faculty, staff, students and parents for working through all of the challenges associated with this school year thus far. Thank you for your ongoing cooperation, support and prayers.
Blue & Gold Competition
Tomorrow, September 11, is the final day to submit canned food and t-shirt orders for the Blue & Gold competition.
The winning group will earn a week's worth of Friday dress, and now Dr. Millet is excited to grant the winning group a late-start day next week!
Be sure to get all your submissions in by 2:30 PM tomorrow!
Gold group is in the lead!
Also remember to order your spirit shirt!
Theme Spirit shirts are for sale in support of Campus Ministry. Orders forms are available in the rack by the front office. All orders are due by September 11. All checks should be made out to SCC.
Thank you for supporting Campus Ministry and all the service and support they provide our students!
Sports & Make-Up Picture Day
Friday, September 18, Romaguera Photography will be on campus to take pictures of fall student-athletes. In keeping with social distance guidelines, each athlete will be photographed individually in multiple poses and formats. Romaguera will create team pictures from the images taken. Links will be sent to the families to place orders with Romaguera Photography.
Each student-athlete should wear a mask and pass the health screening upon entering the Commons; all pictures will be taken in the gym. Mr. Scalco and Mrs. Lowry will be in the Commons beginning at 8:45 am to complete screenings; football coaches will need to check in their athletes. Groups should be kept at 15 or less at one time - coaches/sponsors please stagger arrival times with your group as needed.
Please use the following schedule: (***DE test from 9-11am)
6:30 - 9 am Football
9:15 - 10 am Starsteppers
10:15 Drumline (They may bring their 1:1 device/earbuds and join the prayer service in the Commons, if necessary.)
11 - 11:30 am Firm in Faith Friday: Grade level prayer service
noon - 1 pm Cheerleaders AND *** any athlete who is in DE testing and missed their group time OR has EMHC training.
1:15 - 1:45 pm Cross Country and senior swimmers (SCC swim shirt in blue or gold) + ANY STUDENT who has not already taken a school photo
2pm - 3pm Volleyball (Volleyball practice will be held after pictures.)
Firm in Faith Friday
In last week's Firm in Faith Friday, we celebrated Mass together live from the Chapel. Our SCC teachers read the scripture for the Liturgy of the Word, and our newest member of the English Department, Kate Abreo, led the hymns. We'd like to thank everyone who made our first Mass of the year so lovely, especially Fr. Steve who joined us from Luling. We look forward to our next Firm in Faith Friday on September 25.
Prayer Book of Petitions
If you'd like for us to pray for you or for your special intentions here at SCC, we're extending our Prayer Book of Petitions to the community this year! To add yourself or your intention to the book, simply fill out this form. You can choose for the intention to remain private or anonymous if you prefer. We'd love the opportunity to pray together even when we aren't together!
The Class of 2021 received their letterman jackets in a special ceremony on Thursday, September 3 at 7PM in Thomas J. Dupuy Stadium. It was a wonderful evening, and we're so excited to have celebrated the athletic accomplishments of this awesome class. Congratulations, seniorsComets Get Confirmed
SCC would like to pray for all those receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this evening at St. Joan of Arc Church, especially our Comets:
Jeanne St. Martin
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
St. Charles CatholicHigh Schoolof the school year this Thursday, September 10. We'll meet in the gym at 6:30 PM. FCA is open to all students grades 8-12. Students interested in participating are asked to join a google classroom. The google code is nuwfbv3. FCA will sell blue spirit T-shirts and sweatshirts. Order forms will be available next week.
Beta Club Officers
Congratulations to the new executive board for the
2020-2021 Beta Club:
President: Yvette Aguirre
Vice-President: Sejal Patel
Secretary: Joseph Haydel
Reminders for On & Off Campus Days
Please be aware of these important points:
All students should be in a quiet spot at home when joining the Google Meet for synchronous learning.
Students should not be in a bed and should be properly dressed in an SCC shirt when logging in.
Should a student encounter problems logging in to their class's Google Meet, they should email the teacher and call the school to alert them of the issue.
Cell phones should not be used during class wether at home or on campus.
All rules regarding student behavior are still applicable to online learning; students should not seek to disrupt the class or be inappropriate in any way while online.
Please be aware of these important points:
School starts at 7:30 a.m. Cell phones should be off and stored in your schoolbag.
Neck gaiters are not part of the SCC approved face-coverings in the Student Handbook. Only face masks are acceptable, and they must be worn inside the building at all times.
No students are allowed to come inside the building before 7AM. This will allow for staff members to be present and provide health screenings upon student entry.
Students are reminded that they should have clear water bottles while on campus that can be refilled at our bottle-filling stations.
We appreciate your patience and support!
From September 1-15,
Shell will match gifts made during this time period by 2:1.
If you or someone you know is a current Shell employee, this is the time to act to triple your impact on the SCC’s United in Faith campaign. Once you’ve made your personal gift to SCC which can be done online https://www.stcharlescatholic.org/domain/196, then please register your gift with Shell. A double match from Shell means that your $150 gift becomes $450 that supports our school. Thank you for your continuous and generous support of SCC. God bless you and your family.
Great Service Opportunity
Hey Comets! Consider joining the St. John the Baptist Parish on September 19 from 9AM-11AM as volunteers clean up the community.
Please visit the parish's website or social media pages for more information. To register as a volunteer, please call 985-652-9569.
SCC students are asked to complete 15 service hours each year, and this is an awesome opportunity to get Comets serving.
We understand that social distancing will be respected during this event.
SCC SPORTS NEWS
The first football game of the Comet 2020 season is scheduled for October 2 at HOME! We can't wait for Friday Night Football to be at SCC again. Our players are practicing hard, and the Starsteppers, Cheerleaders, and Drumline are preparing their parts to make the start of the season a real show. See you there!
If you're interested in membership in the Century Club, please scroll to the bottom of the newsletter for the form.
Our Volleyball teams have been practicing hard and playing hard! We're so proud of them for their dedication and teamwork. Here are their upcoming games. Go Comets!
Sept 14- AWAY @ Academy of Our Lady:
JV/V beginning at 4:30 pm
Sept 15- HOME vs. Ascension Catholic:
JV/Vbeginning at 5 pm
Sept 17- AWAY @ Destrehan:
F/JV/V Time TBA
Our Comet swimmers have been getting their laps in at practice, and they are ready to wow us in the water. The upcoming meet dates are below:
Saturday Sept 19 @Cypress Lakes warmup 1:00
Saturday Sept 26 @Nicholls warmup TBA
Congratulations to the Girls Cross Country team for their 6th place finish in this weekends meet with a team score of 151. Great job ladies!
SCC's Cross Country team is hosting a fundraiser! Let's help our runners have an awesome season.
Get your Comet gear by clicking here!
SCHOOL INFORMATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS
EVERYONE EATS FREE at SCC!
Breakfast and lunch are free for all students at SCC until December 31. For more details, please see the email sent out on September 7.
Due to the Blended Schedule , we understand that students would still like to receive school breakfast and or lunch on the days they are not at school. Therefore the Archdiocese School Food Service will offer a grab and go meal at the end of the day for students to take home for the following day of at home learning.
ACT Prep Classes
ACT prep classes will begin next week. English/Reading will be taught by Mrs. Lohfink on Thursdays, and Math/Science will be taught by Mr. Madere on Mondays. The cost of each course is $125. Forms are available at the magazine rack by the front desk or in Mrs. Lohfink's and Mr. Madere's classrooms. The registration deadline is Monday, September 14, at 7:30 AM.
If you’d like to be an ambassador for 2020-2021, please join the Ambassador’s Google Classroom using this code: fjswpdw
Then, fill out the official application found there. Look forward for future announcements in your email and on the Google Classroom to learn more about training, events, and more!
Creative Writing Club
Hey Comets! If you’d like to join the Creative Writing Club, please join our Google Classroom. Here’s the code: 5fv6yq5
We’ll be doing lots of fun things this year, and we’d be happy to have you with us! If you were in last year’s Google Classroom, it’s the same one. Take the survey in the Google Classroom to help Mrs. Flynn plan the year!
Service Hour Announcement
In order to receive the 500 point bonus for 2020-2021 service hours, you must turn in your Log Sheet and Verification Forms with at least 15 hours of approved service hours to your Religion Teacher by Monday, September 14, 2020.
Knights of Columbus Essay Contest
The Knights of Columbus are conducting their annual essay contest. The Comets place every year and it's time for us to shine bright again! The theme for this year is from 1 Peter 1:8 “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy”. All students who enter the contest will receive a certificate and the grade with the most participation will win points towards the Comet Cup. Essays will be completed in religion class. Submissions will not be accepted after October 9th. Please see your religion teacher for more information.
Drumline has practice right after school on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays this year from 3:00-4:00 p.m.. They play at most school functions and no prior experience is necessary. All grades are more than welcome to sign up. If you are interested in getting more information, please come to the front office.
CATHOLIC COUNSELING SERVICES
These are tough times, and we know some of students and families are struggling emotionally. Catholic Counseling Service (CCS) continues to offer telehealth services to through the phone or video-conferencing platforms. This method of counseling allows CCS to extend services across the archdiocese to areas not previously available. To speak with someone or to make an appointment please call Catholic Counseling Service at (504) 861-6245 or email at CCS@arch-no.org or check the website