Comet News - Thursday, March 18
March 18, 2021
18 - Late Arrival
18 - 19 - Senior Retreat
17-19 - Starstepper Tryouts
19 - Track Meet
19 - Softball Game
19 - Baseball Game
19 - College Readiness Skills Day- Noon Dismissal
20 - Softball Games
20 - Baseball Games
23 - 24 - Reconciliation Service
24 - Track Meet
25 - Baseball Game
26 - Track Meet
26 - Baseball Game
24 - 26 - Cheer Tryouts
1 - Living Way of the Cross
2 - 11 Easter Break
9 - Golf Tournament
17 - JR/SR Game Night
20 - School Mass
23-24 - Clue Performances from St. John Theatre
News from Campus & General Announcements
Student Life Announcements
Lucky Tuition Drawing in Honor of St. Patrick's Day
Congratulations to SCC Sophomore Avery Bailey, winner of our $300 tuition credit for the 2021-2022 school year! We presented him with a special treat to celebrate.
Also, thank you to our 8th grade students who facilitated today's anonymous drawing: Lauren Laiche, Julia Laiche, Isabella Portillo, and Avah Zelaya.
We'd like to say a big THANK YOU to all our wonderful families for registering on time and choosing SCC as your home for education. We're so lucky to share this community with you.
College Readiness and Faith Formation Day
7:30 - 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.
See the letter from Mrs. Creppel below:
This week, our faculty received training in Suicide Awareness from Amitie, a memorial foundation for suicide prevention based in Southeast Louisiana. This two-hour training taught our teachers about the statistics of suicide among adolescents, risk factors and warning signs that students may exhibit, and practical steps for getting help for teens in need.
Next week, students in 9th-10th grade will receive a special presentation designed for teenagers and provided by Amitie during their religion courses in order to assist them in understanding how to talk about their interior lives and what our counselor, Kassie deArmas, can offer them help during the school hours.
To learn more about Amitie, visit their website by clicking here.
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 - March 19, 2021.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Serra Club Altar Server Award
Calvin Trinh, SCC Senior, was recently awarded the Serra Club Altar Server Award in recognition of his years of service as an altar server at St. Joan of Arc Church in LaPlace. Congratulations, Calvin! Well-deserved. Thank you for serving at the altar of the Lord and helping to facilitate our community's experience of the Eucharist.
Mu Alpha Theta
HAPPY PI DAY from our mu alpha theta club who participated in round 2 of the Rocket City Math League competition yesterday Our Mu Alpha Theta team is our Math Honor Society, and Pi Day is one of their annual celebrations. Way to go, team!
Baby Pictures for Senior Athletes
As you know by now, it has become an SCC tradition to have a senior slide show as part of our All Sports Awards Night. In order to keep this tradition alive, it is imperative that you help us out by sending a toddler photo that is in good taste to Mrs. Lowry so that we can begin processing them for the banquet. Please submit photos by Wednesday, April 14. Mr. Zeringue already has copies of your sons and daughters as seniors so there is no need to send one of these. We will take photos with the name and age written on the back, but prefer digital files (.jpg) via email if possible. Please include the athletes name in the subject line. Please send to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance for your cooperation and support in this special event.
If you have any questions please email or call Tricia Lowry at 985-652-3809.
*PLEASE NOTE: THESE PICTURES ARE TO BE USED FOR THE ATHLETIC BANQUET. DO NOT CONFUSE THEM WITH OTHER BABY PICTURES BEING REQUESTED FOR OTHER PURPOSES. THANKS!
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!
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
Track and Field
Please congratulate the following individual performances from Friday night’s Track Meet in Covington:
Mya Brown, 2nd Shot Put
Lyric Williams, 2nd 100m Dash and 3rd 200m Dash
Courtney Bouwer, 2nd 400m Dash and 3rd 100m Dash
Samare Scott, 5th 200m Dash
Kam Campbell, 6th 200m Dash
Jake Jeandron, 6th, Javelin
Personal Bests were recorded by
Faith Williams in 800m Run
Hartley Faucheux in the Javelin and Discus
The track athletes are in full swing ! They'll be competing on the 19th at E.D. White and again on the 24th at the Derbigny Relays.
The tennis team has been traveling and active! We'd like to congratulate Katherine Bergeron on her recent wins!
The team traveled to Hahnville & St. Martins this week to compete. Can't wait to hear the results.
Our Comets have plenty of games coming up, including a game in Slidell today at 3:30!
AWAY March 18
AWAY March 19
AWAY March 20
Our Lady Comets are ready to compete again this week! They'll play away on the 19-20th in the Lutcher Tournament and play at HOME at 4pm March 25 versus Fisher. Come out and support the team!
SCHOOL INFORMATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS
EVERYONE EATS FREE at SCC!
Breakfast and lunch are free for all students at SCC until the end of the school year!
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.
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.
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
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.