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COMET NEWS
February 18, 2021

Upcoming Events

FEBRUARY
18 - 20 - Basketball District Tournament
18 - Girls Basketball Playoff
24 - Jr/Sr Parent Game Night Committee Meeting
23 - 24 - Virtual ACT Bootcamp for Juniors
25 - Letterman Jacket Ordering Day

MARCH
2 - Testing Day- Noon Dismissal
9 - Registration and Scheduling Night
10 - Cheer & Starstepper Tryout Meeting
15-18 - Exams

News from Campus & General Announcements
General Announcements

Basketball - February 18

The boys have their Senior Night in our own SCC gym at 5 pm. Students can enter this regular season game for free with a student ID.

Our girls are competing in their first playoff game of the year tonight at 7pm. Since this is a playoff game, the gym will be cleared and guests must re-enter before this game begins. Students must pay to attend this LHSAA event.

Come out and support the Comets!

Higher Love Lenten Retreat for Young Ladies

If you're ready to take your Lent to the next level, then consider signing up for the Higher Love Retreat, hosted by SJA's Youth Ministry, the Ascent!

We'll meet from 6:30 - 10 pm and focus on how we can choose Christ's higher love over the temptations around us.

PLUS - we'll have some awesome 80's themed fun. Click here to get more details and register!

***You do not have to be an SJA parishioner or be Catholic to attend.

Join us every Thursday for Chapel during lunch! This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with your other Comets in the presence of our Lord, learn more about Christ, and pray together as a community.

Thursday, February 25, our Chapel Thursday will be focused on Black History Month.

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.

SCHOOL INFORMATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Comet Friends and Family
If you are interested in joining the Comet Friends and Family Club, please click here to sign up!

We'd be thrilled to have you as we seek to serve and surprise our students and teachers throughout the year!

Cafeteria News

EVERYONE EATS FREE at SCC!

Breakfast and lunch are free for all students at SCC until the end of the school year!
Junior Letterman
Juniors who will letter in a sport are eligible for the Letterman jacket. If an athlete is unsure if they will letter in a particular sport they should speak with their head coach. Information packets were issued to the junior athletes on Wednesday, Feb 10. Parents should review this information with their athlete. The Recognition Company (TRC) will be on campus Thursday, February 25 to size and take orders; a time schedule will be sent for ordering. Full payment for pins and patches is due at that time to TRC; SCC pays for the base jacket. Questions should be directed to TRC first or contact Mrs. Lowry (lowry.tricia@stcharlescatholic.org).

Junior/Senior Game Night
Any parent interested in volunteering as a committee member for the Jr/Sr game night can join Mrs. Lowry on Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30pm in the Commons. Planning has begun and assistance is needed to make this a night to remember for our juniors and seniors.

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

Clarion Herald
The Clarion Herald can be found here. This special publication put together by the Archdiocese of New Orleans helps us to stay connected as Catholics