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Comet News - Thursday, March 4

COMET NEWS
March 4, 2021

Upcoming Events

MARCH
4 - Softball Game & Baseball Game
5 - School Mass
5 - Baseball Game
5 - Track Meet
6 - Softball Game & Baseball Games
9 - Registration and Scheduling Night
9 - Softball Game
9 - Senior Off-Campus Lunches Begin
10 - Cheer & Starstepper Tryout Meeting
11 - 13 - Baseball Tournament at Chalmette
12 - 13 - Softball Tournament at Haynes
12 - Track Meet
13 - Tennis Tournament
15 -18 - Exams
16 - Late Arrival
18 - Late Arrival
18 - 19 - Senior Retreat
17-19 - Starstepper Tryouts
19 - Track Meet
19 - College Readiness Skills Day- Noon Dismissal
23 - 24 - Reconciliation Service
24 - 26 - Cheer Tryouts

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

Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Registering and class scheduling for St. Charles Catholic High School are an online process.

On Monday March 1, 2021 , parents should have received an email from St. Charles Catholic High School (donotreply@stcharlescatholic.org) that allows you to access your student portal and register your Comet. This email includes a specific link to your child’s registration information. You must click on this link to register your child for the upcoming school year at SCC. If you haven't received an email from SCC with your child's specific registration link, please call the school front office.

Students received a 2021-2021 registration packet with important items including registration information, a scheduling worksheet, and financial information.

The SCC registration window will be available through March 17, 2021. To secure your placement at SCC, online registration and scheduling must be completed through the school website, and the registration fee of $425 must be entered and paid through the FBT tuition portal website by March 17, 2020.

Early registration allows us to better plan and prepare for the next school year. Please note that course requests for students who are officially registered for the coming school year will receive priority when schedules are created. We look forward to serving you again next school year!

Registration Night - March 9

Please note that on March 9, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., administrators, counselors, and representatives from FBT will be at SCC to answer any questions you may have with regards to registration, scheduling, and online payments.

Third Nine Weeks Exams March 15 – 18

Exam Schedule:

Monday 3/15 A & G - Regular Exam Schedule
Tuesday 3/16 B & F- Late Arrival Exam Schedule (Suicide Prevention PD: Teachers)
Wednesday 3/17 C & E- Regular Exam Schedule
Thursday 3/18 D- Late Exam Schedule
(Suicide Prevention PD: Teachers)

Regular Arrival Exam Days
7:30am – 9:05am 1st Exam
9:05am – 9:20am Break
9:20am – 9:25am Locker Time
9:25am – 10:55am 2nd Exam
10:55am – 11:00am Announcements and Prayer

Late Arrival Exam Days (1 or 2 Exams)
Teacher Professional Development
10:00am – 11:35am 1st Exam
11:35am – 12:25pm Lunch or Dismissal (if only 1 exam that day)
12:30pm – 2:00pm 2nd Exam
2:00pm – 2:05pm Announcements and Prayer

College Readiness Skills Day – March 19
Our eighth through eleventh grade students will be participating in a College Readiness Skills Day by grade level from 7:30 – 12 noon.

Friday, March 19, 2021
College Readiness and Faith Formation Day

7:45 - 12 noon

March 19 is a day designated for special events for our students.

All 12th grade students will attend their senior retreat at Camp Abbey. This is an annual tradition at SCC where seniors reminisce on their high school years and invite God to guide their journey after school.
All 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students will attend faith formation and college readiness skills classes as we continue to practice our mission of forming the whole student in a Christ-centered environment.
All 11th grade students will participate in The College Playbook seminar. This seminar will take place at the First Baptist Church across from SCC. Students will park at SCC in their usual spots and walk to FBC. The seminar will focus on the college application process and how to set up their senior year at SCC for college success. Students will also learn about time management, goal setting, and creating healthy habits from a Mastery Prep expert in the field.

Rice Bowls
CRS Rice Bowls were distributed during religion classes. Please fill these “bowls” with coins and bills in order to donate to Catholic Relief Services. CRS ministers to families in need all over the world to provide food, education, and shelter. Our small donations make a big difference in the lives of strangers and our big donations can change lives for years to come! All Rice Bowl money must be turned in by Tuesday, March 30th. Your religion teacher will give you more information in class.

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

Champions of Catholic Education
Click here for information on this scholarship opportunity.

First Bank and Trust is partnering with the Office of Catholic Schools to process online financial aid applications for parents applying for tuition assistance through the Champions of Catholic Education. For the school year 2021-2022 the program is open to families with school-aged children attending Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The application fee is $40.00. All applications must be submitted through First Bank & Trust for consideration.

Girls Who Code’s Summer Immersion Program
Our Summer Immersion Program is a free 2-week virtual program and we encourage 9th-11th grade students to apply.
Participation is 100% free & GWC provides need-based tech access support!
Participants learn HTML, CSS, and Javascript coding skills and don’t need any prior experience!
Qualifying applicants can apply for need-based stipends of up to $300!
Sign up to join one of the upcoming informational calls to learn more about the program and application!
The application deadline is March 19th!
CLICK HERE to learn more.
SCC SPORTS NEWS

Congratulations to the following seniors who were placed in the All-Academic LHSAA Soccer Team:
Hunter Marse - Shane Jacob - Dwight Berlin

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Basketball

The boys basketball team finished their awesome season with a loss to Lafayette Christian in the Regional Playoffs.

The girls basketball team, this year's District Champions, were defeated in the semi-final game versus Lafayette Christian.

Congratulations to both teams on their outstanding seasons!

Track and Field
Our Track and Field athletes are preparing for their first meet tomorrow, March 5, at Dutchtown. Good luck, team!

They'll continue to compete in the weeks ahead, traveling to Covington on March 12 and to E.D. White on March 19.

Tennis
The Tennis team has a match against East Ascension at Gonzales Municipal Park today, and the team will compete again on March 6 at Nichols versus ED White. Good luck, Comets!

Tennis team members are reminded that fees are due this Friday. Please turn in to the office or to Mrs. Lowry.

Baseball

Our Comets have some home game coming up! See the list below for the schedule:

March 4 - 6 - Baseball Games on the Road
March 11 - Away Game at Slidell
March 11 - 13 - Baseball Tournament at Chalmette

Softball

Our softball team March 4 game against Springfield on the road.
The girls will compete again on the upcoming dates:

Haynes Tournament - March 12 & 13

Check back here for more updates!

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!
END OF THE THIRD QUARTER
The third quarter of our school year will end on Friday, March 12. Your teenager's third-quarter grades will be based on a combination of daily work, projects, tests and quizzes given during the quarter as well as their exam. Exams will take place March 15-18. Students should begin preparing this upcoming weekend for exams by reviewing past assignments and tests given during the third quarter.

I Heard God Laugh
During this season of Lent, we have committed to reading Matthew Kelly’s book, I Heard God Laugh. The book focuses on deepening your faith through daily prayer. With the extraordinary demands that we face, it can be challenging to stick to our daily routine and to consistently spend time in prayer with scripture. Let us try to encourage one another as we walk with Jesus during Lent.

Tuition Assistance Opportunity
We are pleased to inform you that the application portal for Champions of Catholic Education is now open. All applications must be submitted through the FIRST BANK & TRUST portal that is posted on our website under the “Parent” tab. This portal will only open for two weeks.

Senior Letters
Every spring our seniors go away for their class retreat. During this retreat, the students receive a special gift from their family and friends, their Senior Letters! These letters are a beloved tradition for all Comets and something our students look forward to for years. All students are encouraged to write a letter to their senior friends, classmates, and teammates. Please partake in this tradition and spread for love for the Class of 2021.
All letters MUST be turned in by Wednesday, March 17th by 12:00PM.
Any letter turned in after that time will not make it to the retreat and will be given to the seniors the following week.
You may mail the letters to St. Charles Catholic c/o Senior Retreat to 100 Dominican Rd, Laplace, LA 70068
Please be advised that the retreat is Thursday March 18th; letters mailed too late will not make it to the retreat in time. Please do not send any gifts or any other bulky items. We will only be accepting letters. Thank you for your understanding.

Year of the Eucharist Art Contest
In this Year of the Eucharist, the artists of our community are invited to give expression to the beautiful truth of God’s love poured out in Christ through the Eucharist. To facilitate this, the Archdiocese of New Orleans is hosting an Art Contest. Visit YOEArtContest.org for detailed rules and information.

SAME/Army Engineering Camp
The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is accepting applications from qualified high school sophomores and juniors interested in attending the SAME/Army Engineering and Construction Camp, June 13-19, 2021 in Vicksburg, MS.

Forty students from across the nation will be competitively selected to attend the camp. The students will engage in hands-on engineering and construction activities under the mentorship and supervision of SAME professionals and others from the local engineering community. The program includes interaction with representatives of architecture/ engineering firms, construction companies, Military leaders, and Corps of Engineers’ employees. The camp fee is $100 for selected campers, and the deadline for applications is March 15, 2021. Click here for the application. Click here for more information.

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 Opportunity with Ascension of Our Lord
AOL Church is offering service hours to anyone willing to serve dinners during the Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fries on Fridays. Students can come whenever they are available as the Knights work all day for the Fish Fries. Anyone hoping to receive service hours can ask for Michael Abbate upon arrival.

Service Hour Opportunities in St. John Parish
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.

Service Hour Opportunity with Sacred Heart in Norco
The Knights of Columbus (Norco) are looking for volunteers to help with their Friday Fish Frys during Lent, from 3:45pm-7:15pm. Each student will go to a car, take the order sheet from the driver, come back into the hall to get it and bring it back to the car. A supervisor will be there to help answer questions and collect money. You can get a guaranteed a minimum of 3+ service hours per Friday, unlimited water/sodas, and a dinner will be provided to each student. If you are able to help out, please contact Lisa Folse at 504-715- 9828.

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.