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Comet News - Thursday, February 4

COMET NEWS
February 4, 2021

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FEBRUARY
1-5 - Catholic Schools Week
5- Girls Soccer Playoff
9- Parent Night - Freshmen
10- Parent Night - Sophomores
11- Parent Night - 8th Grade
11- Mardi Gras Dress Down Day

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Catholic Schools Week

This week we celebrated Catholic Schools Week as well as National Counselors Week! We started with Blue & Gold Day as we prayed for the Comet Community. We celebrated Mass on Tuesday and held a student raffle to celebrate students on Tuesday. On Wednesday, we prayed for the Nation and held a special prayer service around our flagpole with Parish Officials, service men and women, firefighters, police officers, and other forest responders. On Thursday, we prayed for vocations and got some special rosary bracelets from the Retreat Team!

Tomorrow, for the final day of Catholic School's Week, we'll celebrate the Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers who together make SCC so much of what it is today! Thank you to everyone who made this week so special!

Catholic Schools Week Mass

After Tuesday's Mass, we had the pleasure of recognizing the Students of the Quarter, the Catholicity Essay Winners, and the winner of this year's All-Star Foundation Scholarships! Congratulations to you, Comets!

Students & Teachers of the Quarter
Eighth Grade: Carter Ory & Alejandra Menjivar

Ninth Grade: Scott Drouin & Laney Beadle

Tenth Grade: Abdel Nabut & Mya Brown

Eleventh Grade: Barry Cummins & Brooke Forsythe

Twelfth Grade: Bryce Ory & Brynn Furgeson

Teachers of the Month:
Coach Frank Monica & Raleigh Poche’

Catholicity Essay Winners
English - Lily Bordelon
Honorable Mention -
Hannah Emery & Sydney Remondet

Religion - Lauren St. Martin
Honorable Mention - Karen Trichell

Math - Calvin Trihn & Tiffany Williams
Honorable Mention - Riley Weber & Faith Williams

Science - Taylor Perilloux
Honorable Mention -
Kade Edmonds & Michael Hotard

Social Studies - Barry Cummins
Honorable Mention - Avah Zelaya

World Languages - Gia Adams
Honorable Mention - Allie Powell & Kassadi Ross

Physical Education - Katherine Bergeron

Winners of All-Star Foundation Scholarship Awards

Congratulations to Lauren St. Martin and Thomas Chapman on their $1000 scholarships toward their SCC tuition from the All-Star Foundation. Students submitted essays to compete for these awards, and Lauren and Thomas were chosen as the most outstanding applicants.

St. Charles Catholic High School has always honored the excellence of their students by nominating the most outstanding Comets for recognition as Students of the Year. After a series of interviews, essays, and portfolios, SCC is proud to announce Hartley Faucheux, 8th grade, and Dominic Joseph, 12th grade, as their Students of the Year.

In addition to their nominations as SCC’s representatives, 8th grader Hartley Faucheux was nominated to represent the Archdiocese of New Orleans and continue to compete at the state level for the Student of the Year title. Announcements for this level of achievement are expected in early March.

As the various nomination committees learned by reviewing their portfolios, these two Comets are truly outstanding, with both exemplifying leadership, service, scholarship, and spiritual growth—the pillars of Catholic education and of St. Charles Catholic’s mission statement.

Hartley, SCC’s eighth grade student of the year, is the daughter of Leslie and Steven Faucheux of LaPlace Hartley Faucheux was previously nominated as the Student of the Year as a 5th grader at St. Joan of Arc Elementary School where she graduated as the Valedictorian in 2020. While there, she served as the Beta Club President and as the Student Council Secretary. Since becoming a Comet, Faucheux has become a State and Metro qualifier for the swim team, joined the volleyball team, student council, and Stagehands drama club, and made the honor roll. She’s also remained very active in the community, performing with the River Parish Community Theatre and reading as a lector at her church parish, St. Joan of Arc. She seeks spiritual growth through SJA’s Youth Group, The Ascent, and through SCC’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She also seeks to share her faith with others via a special YouTube Channel that chronicles her discoveries of the spiritual life.

Dominic is the son of Todd and Cherie Joseph of LaPlace. Dominic Joseph attended Ascension of Our Lord Elementary School before attending SCC where he currently serves as Student Body President and Secretary of the Stagehands drama club. He’s also served as the Junior Class President, Sophomore Class President, and Freshmen representative on the Student Council. Joseph participates in many extracurriculars at SCC, including the Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, French Club, and SCC Student Ambassadors. He’s also an accomplished athlete and performer, qualifying for the State swim meet multiple years and earning featured roles in High School Musical and The Addams Family. Joseph’s academic achievements abound, including his State Qualifications in the South Central Louisiana Literary Rally for English, his many Honor Roll appearances, and most recently, his appointment to SCC’s 30+ Club for students who earn a composite score of 30 or higher on the ACT. Joseph earned a 30 composite!

Dominic consistently goes above and beyond in every venture and has maintained a 4.0 in the most rigorous curriculum SCC offers. St. Charles is proud to have such a determined and well-rounded student represent them.

SCC takes pride in their students and loves to celebrate their achievements. It’s an honor and a privilege to educate the leaders of tomorrow in the halls of SCC.

Hey students & Comet Family! Please consider donating to our Blood Drive on Monday, February 8. Students, you can earn service hours for this donation, and parents, you're welcome to come by and donate as well!

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 upcoming dates below:

Tuesday, February 9 - Freshmen
Wednesday, February 10 - Sophomores
Thursday, February 11 - 8th Grade

Comets Get Confirmed

SCC would like to congratulate the newest Confirmed Comet, Caitlyn Rojas, who received her sacrament on February 3rd at Sacred Heart in Gramercy Catholic Church. We're so proud of you!

Service Hours Reminder

All SCC students are required to serve a minimum of 15 hours of service in order to pass their Religion class. Many students have begun to turn in and complete their service hour requirements which are due at the end of the third nine weeks.
Please be reminded that because of Covid-19, there have been revisions to our service program requirements. Unlike in the past, students are now allowed to perform tasks such as:
Assistance to an individual person, e.g.—babysitting
Yard work for neighbor
Caring for grandparent
Grocery shopping for a grandparent or elderly neighbor
This can ONLY count for service hours if no monetary compensation was received. This is not an exhaustive list. Any project not on the approved list must get prior approval to be used for service hours. Any service hours done for an organization in BUSINESS FOR PROFIT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The religion department is currently doing outreach to different organizations in the River Parishes to inquire if any Covid friendly service opportunities are available. If you’re a member of the Comet Family and have an act of service that you would like to offer to our students, please contact Ms. Chiasson at chiasson.savannah@stcharlescatholic.org

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.

Mardi Gras Dress Down on Thursday, February 11

Get out your best purple, green and gold to celebrate Mardi Gras at SCC on Thursday, February 11. Students will be allowed to dress down for $1 which will be collected in A period.

**Purple, green, and gold t-shirts
o solid color/plain sweatpants or SCC sweatpants
o Jeans without holes
o School appropriate tennis shoes (NO crocs, sandals, or slippers)
o AND purple, green, and gold accessories (ex. crowns and beads)
o No distracting accessories are to be worn during class time.
All attire must be school appropriate. Funds will benefit the Junior - Senior game night (formerly APP).

SCC SPORTS NEWS

National Signing Day

Congratulations! Mandel Eugene signs to play football with Tulane University. Your Comet family is so proud of you! @greenwavefb #greenwave #cometpride💙💛 #nationalsigningday2021 #Roll21de🌊
Football News
Congratulations to the following players for making the All-Metro Team:
Mandel Eugene- Linebacker
Kaiden Jones- Defensive Line
Rustin West – Offensive Line
Coach of the Year- Frank Monica

Soccer

The SCC Girls Soccer team is heading to the playoffs! They'll play on Friday, February 5, at 7pm at Tad Gormley Stadium versus Country Day.

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

Tennis
Our tennis team has started practice! We're excited to have all of our members practicing their serves, teamwork, singles play, and stamina. 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. Conditioning has begun, and our athletes are getting ready to compete!

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!

Academic Games
Academic Games Current Events tournament will be Tuesday, February 9th at 4pm - 5pm in the Red Room. Anyone participating should see Mrs. Powell by the end of the week to confirm your participation in the tournament.

Senior Apparel
Any senior wishing to order senior T-shirts, sweatshirts, and/or sweatpants should do so by Thursday, February 11th. Order forms will be placed in Google Classroom. T-shirts and sweatpants may be worn every Friday. Regular sweatshirts may be worn any day of the week. However, hooded sweatshirts MAY NOT be worn to school. Bring all orders to Mrs. Bordelon’s room by Thursday, February 11th.

Softball Fundraiser
People, people, we need your support!!! The Comet Softball team is selling “Bleacher Bum” T-shirts. Find your favorite softball player or Coach Ty to order your long sleeve or short sleeve T-shirt. These commemorative shirts can be worn on Fridays and great for any sporting event here at SCC. Your participation is appreciated!! Good day to all!

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