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Comet News - Thursday, January 21

COMET NEWS
January 21, 2021

Upcoming Events

JANUARY
21- Girls Basketball Home
21- Boys Basketball
21- Boys Soccer
22- Blue Group Day
22- Girls Soccer Home
23- Boys Soccer
25- Return to Traditional Learning
26- Girls Soccer Senior Night
27- Parent Night - Seniors

FEBRUARY
1-5 - Catholic Schools Week
2- Boys Soccer Senior Night
2- Boys Basketball Senior Night
3- Parent Night - Juniors
3- Girls Basketball Senior Night
9- Parent Night - Freshmen
10- Parent Night - Sophomores
11- Parent Night - 8th Grade

News from Campus & General Announcements
Student Life Announcements
Sports News
General Announcements

Remember that tomorrow, January 22, is an on-campus day for BLUE GROUP!

This will be the final day of Blended Learning, with Traditional Learning beginning on Monday, January 25.

All of our teachers have sufficiently prepared to welcome their full-sized classes on Monday, adjusting desk additions to be socially distanced, revisiting seating charts, and planning lessons that allow for social distancing. We will continue our thorough sanitizing and our daily health screenings to assure the safety of everyone here on campus. Some classes are being moved to the Commons and/or the gym.

Please see the time schedule below for the Traditional Learning Time Schedules:

We will follow the Comet Lunch Crunch schedule on Monday and Tuesday.
We will follow the Wednesday/Friday Traditional schedule on those respective days.
We will follow the Late Arrival Schedule on Thursdays.

Parent Nights at SCC

At SCC, we believe that every student is made in the image and likeness of God, and we are focused on helping every student reach his/her own God-given potential.

In this effort, we will be hosting ACT Parent Nights. All parents are encouraged to attend in order to learn more about understanding ACT score reports from our School-wide Testing Day that took place in the fall. During these meetings, our counselors, Suzy Bologna and Kassie deArmas, will give an overview of the materials and scores that our students have already had the opportunity to review here at school. In addition, we will be providing information on TOPS requirements, goal setting, and preparing for our next school-wide test administration in the spring.

Please be aware that we will be observing social distancing, taking temperatures at the entry doors, and wearing masks throughout the meeting.

All nights will start at 6pm and last an hour. In order to pre-register, parents will be sent grade specific emails for each grade with a link to a Google Form that must be completed the day before the date their child's grade-level Parent Meeting. Due to Covid, parents must complete this pre-registration in order to attend.

See the dates below:

Wednesday, January 27 - Seniors
Wednesday, February 3 - Juniors
Tuesday, February 9 - Freshmen
Wednesday, February 10 - Sophomores
Thursday, February 11 - 8th Grade

Scholarship Opportunity


Amitie is holding the second annual Scholarship Essay Program for students in 9th through 12th grades. While winning submissions will earn cash prizes, ($1000 and $500) the biggest “win” is in helping to raise awareness, removing some of the stigma surrounding suicide and hopefully saving the life of a struggling teenager.

Click here to access the relevant documents to apply to this scholarship.

SCC SPORTS NEWS

Soccer

The SCC Soccer teams have had active seasons so far! Consider joining us for these upcoming soccer dates:

Tuesday, January 26: Girls' Senior Night @5pm vs Covenant Christian
Tuesday, February 2 Boys' Senior Night @ 5:30pm vs Lutcher

Keep it up, Comets! Come out and support our Comet teams!


Basketball
The Lady Comets lost a tough game to Dunham on January 13 but rallied back on Thursday, January 14 with a big win in district. The team defeated South Plaquemine by a score of 60-33. Contributing to the score was Mya Brown with 26 points, Kaylee Brown with 15, Alyssa Hooge with 10, Kaitlyn Abair with 6, and Maggie Powell with 4. The Lady Comets traveled to Morris Jefferson on January 19 and returned to LaPlace with another district victory by a score of 37-6. Mya Brown led the team with 16 points, Kaylee Brown with 6, Alyssa Hooge with 5, Kaitlyn Abair with 4, and contributing with 2 points each were Mikayla Penton, Samantha DeFrancesch, and Maggie Powell.

Join us on January 21 at SCC gym when the Lady Comets will take on Newman at 5 pm. Future games are January 22 at Ascension Catholic, January 25 and 28 at home vs Einstein Charter and Fisher, respectively.

Congratulations to the boys’ basketball teams for their 4 game sweep last night.

Our Gold and Blue 8th-9th grade team each were victorious over Lakeshore and our J.V. and Varsity won against West St. John in Edgard.

The 77-35 victory over West St. John was led by Thomas Chapman’s personal best of 26 points followed by Davon Sturgis with 12, and Chris White and Kobe Carter with 12. Senior Captain Kameron Campbell led the way on defense as the Comets have won three in a row heading into tomorrow night’s contest with St. John of Plaquemine following our girls’ game. Game time should be around 6:15. Our ladies play at 5:00.

Brady Burns, Zack Vicknair, and Ben Brignac were leading scorers for the J.V. in their 24-20 victory.

Please mark these dates for our Basketball Senior Nights:
Tuesday, February 2 @ 6:30 pm Boys Basketball vs South Plaquemine
Wednesday, February 3 @ 5pm Girls Basketball vs East St. John

Tennis
Anyone interested in joining the Tennis team, please see Mrs. Lowry ASAP.

Track and Field
Any student interested in participating in the Track & Field events should see Coach Talley or Coach Brown to sign up.

SCHOOL INFORMATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Cafeteria News

EVERYONE EATS FREE at SCC!

Breakfast and lunch are free for all students at SCC until the end of the school year!

Football News
Congratulations to the following football players who made the Sports Writer All-Star Team: Mandell Eugene and Kaiden Jones; Honorable Mention: Zack Vicknair

Honor Roll Celebration
We will recognize our 1st and 2nd 9 weeks Honor Roll Students at the end of January with a treat and prizes. Anyone who would like to make a donation to our Honor Roll Celebration can send gift cards or monetary donations to the office before Wednesday, January 27! The more prizes, the more fun we will have at the party!!

Service Hour Opportunities
St. Katherine Hospice is looking for student volunteers to help move a few things to a storage unit. Please call Valerie St. Amant at 756-2114 if interested.

The St. John Library is also looking for teenage volunteers. To learn more, click here. For an application, click here.

International Travel: Ireland & England
Your student is invited to join their peers for a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience to England and Ireland in the summer of 2022!

We decided to offer this opportunity now to give students hope for a brighter future. While the world might feel like it's filled with uncertainty, we want to give families the chance to look ahead. And to make sure you feel confident making future travel plans, EF is offering a risk-free enrollment period that our group can take advantage of if we enroll now.

There is still space for our big trip! The $300 scholarship has expired and we are using the following link to enroll.
Link to our tour enrollment page: www.eftours.com/2383315xr

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
at https://nolacatholic.org/catholic-counseling-service