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Comet News - Thursday, March 25

COMET NEWS
March 25, 2021

Upcoming Events

MARCH
25 - Report Cards Emailed Today
25 - Baseball Game
25 - FCA Meeting
26 - Track Meet
26 - Baseball Game
25 - 26 - Cheer Tryouts
27 - Softball Game
27 - Baseball Game
APRIL
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
Sports News
General Announcements

 


Junior / Senior Game Night

April 17, 2021, will be SCC's Junior/Senior Game Night. We're so excited to invite our Comets on campus for a night of competition and fun.

If you're interested in contributing to this awesome night for the students, please click here to learn more!

We appreciate your generous support!



New ACT 30+ Club Member
Jenna Hickman

Congratulations to our newest member of the SCC ACT 30+ Club, Jenna Hickman!

Jenna scored a 30 on her March ACT. Jenna, a junior, scored a 32 in English and a 30 in Reading. We're so proud!

Jenna joins Yvette Aguirre, Dominic Joseph, Austin Martin, Jake Jeandron, and Barry Cummins.

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.

Living Way of the Cross
We're looking forward to the Living Way of the Cross on Holy Thursday, April 1, here at SCC. Please see the list of participating seniors below. Thank you for volunteering, seniors!

Jesus- Jeremiah Emery
Mary- Brynn Furgeson
Veronica- Logan Falgout
Soldier- Duncan Lowry and Joshua Tamplain
Crucifier- Chris White and Jace Oubre
Pilate- Mason Cassioppi
Pilate's Servant- Alyssa Hooge
Simon of Cyrene- Dominic Joseph
Joseph of Arimathea- Calvin Trinh
Reader/Narrator- Luke Boucvalt and Riley Monica
Weeping Women- Antoinette Chiarella, Blakely Heltz , Courtney Brouwer, Sara St Pierre, Emily Ronnenburg, Miranda Hotard , and Danielle Adams

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 lowry.tricia@stcharlescatholic.org or zeringue.gary@stcharlescatholic.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!

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. We'd love to see some Comet art shared with the world!

SCC SPORTS NEWS


Track and Field
The Comet Track Teams competed Friday night at the 45th Annual E. D. White Cardinal Track and Non-throwing Field Palooza. The boys’ team finished 4th while the girls’ team finished 6th.

Please congratulate the following Comet athletes who finished first or second in their events:
Courtney Brouwer, 1st Place, 400m Dash
Mya Brown, 1st Place, Shot Put AND 2nd Place, Discus
Lyric Williams, 1st Place, 100m Dash
Samare Scott, 1st Place, 400m Dash
Jake Jeandron, 2nd Place, Javelin
Kam Campbell, 2nd Place, 100m Dash AND 2nd Place, 200m Dash


Tennis
The girls Tennis athletes are on a roll! Congratulations to the following singles & doubles who won their matches versus St. Martin's:

Singles: Sajel Patel and Miranda Hotard
Doubles: Brooke Forsythe and Jessica Basilides


Baseball

Our Comets have been busy, and there are more games on the way. The varsity boys play tomorrow at Lakeshore and Tuesday at Covenant Christian. Good luck, team!

Softball

Our Lady Comets game today has been canceled due to weather. The team will be back on the field this weekend versus Chapelle on Saturday, and on Monday, they'll take on Vanderbilt. Good luck, ladies!

SCHOOL INFORMATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Report Cards
The third quarter of school is in the books! Report cards were emailed to both students and parents today. Please take time to review your student's progress together. Please encourage your teenager to do their best and allocate time over the weekend and upcoming Easter break to study. It is our goal to have students work hard and work to their potential.

Art Club
Interested in Art Club? There will be a meeting on March 31 from 2:30 -3:15 in Room 129. See Ms. Songy for more details!

Barnes and Noble Favorite Teacher Award
We can all admit that the 2020-2021 school year has been a doozy! Almost every industry has had to adapt to a new way of working, especially our teachers to whom we owe so much. Whether through in-person or online classes, your first year of school or your last, teachers have worked unbelievably hard to create safe and happy classrooms through this challenging and crazy time. At Barnes & Noble we value the teachers in our communities and are indebted to them for embracing learners and creating new generations of readers. Just like you, we wouldn’t be who we are without them.

We are proud to offer a way for students to publicly thank those teachers for whom they have so much gratitude through our My Favorite Teacher program.
Please click here to nominate a teacher.

Who Can Participate:
High School Students age 14 years and older

Here's How It Works:
Students submit an essay, poem or thank you letter (500 words or less) honoring either a past or current teacher and tell us how they’ve influenced your life and set you up on a path for success. *Entries can be submitted online only.

Contest Length:
This contest is open for submissions during the month of March only.
Prizes:
Both the winning teacher and the school where they work will receive a $5,000 prize. The student who writes the winning entry will receive a $500 Barnes & Noble gift card.

Job Opportunity
Saint Optical in LaPlace offers eye care services and eyewear for the whole family. They are looking for a high school junior or senior to join their staff. They will take the time to train you as you work after school and into the summer. Saint Optical has been in business serving the River Parishes for over 26 years. The staff is very well educated in the latest designs of lenses and frames. If you are looking for a great job, have at least a 3.0 and a good work attitude, please see Dr. Millet by Friday for more information.

Covid Pre-Entry Screening
We learn more about COVID-19 every day, and as information becomes available, we will share it with you. Here’s some good news! Comets – you are no longer required to complete pre-entry symptom screening on your device each morning. However, we must stick to the temperature checks each morning as you enter the building. Also, if you feel sick, do not attend school. If you have any of the symptoms on the morning screening, please stay home.

Scholarship Opportunity
St. John Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre invites local high school seniors to apply for the Louisiana Sheriffs’ $500 scholarship, which will be awarded to one high school graduating senior in St. John the Baptist Parish. Application packets may be obtained through the Sheriff’s Office website, http://bit.ly/3qOR29P.

Louisiana FCU Scholarship Opportunity
Calling All High School Seniors!
Louisiana FCU is now accepting entries for the 2021 Ronald E. Thomas Memorial Scholarship Program. Five (5) distinguished high school seniors will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

To apply:
You must be a high school senior graduating in 2021.
You must be a member of Louisiana FCU or eligible for membership.
All entries must be received by April 18. Five distinguished recipients will be chosen and notified by May 3. The scholarship application can be found
here: https://www.louisianafcu.org/scholarship

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.

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.

Living Way of the Cross Practice
The seniors participating in the living way of the cross will practice on Monday during CLC and Wednesday during lunch in the gym.

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.