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Comet News - Thursday, September 30

COMET NEWS
September 30, 2021

Upcoming Events

SEPTEMBER
30 - College Fair
30 - Comet for a Day

OCTOBER
1 - First Friday Prayer Service
1 - Pep Rally
1 - Comet for a Day
5 - ACT at SCC
19 - School Mass
19 - Comet for a Day
22/23 - Homecoming Game
23 - Homecoming Dance
26 - School Rosary
26 - Comet for a Day
28 - Open House

News from Campus & General Announcements
Important Announcements and Links
Athletics News
General Announcements

This Week at SCC

What a fun-filled week so far here at SCC! We'd like to thank everyone who helped to make this week so special.

Tuesday was special because we celebrated our first Mass together as a school and we also welcomed our first Comet for a Day visitors! Thank you to our retired school chaplain, Fr. Walter Austin, and our Chemistry teacher, Deacon Tom, for celebrating with us. Our student participants were:

Altar Servers - Caylee Drexel and Carter Ory

Music Ministry - Torie Joseph, Maggie Powell, Lily Bordelon, Morgana Lee, Tank Nelson, Alexia Deselles, & Hannah Emery

Eucharistic Ministers - Maggie Powell & Allison Powell

Readers - Grace Harris & Layla Jackson

We'd like to congratulate our seven seniors who were delegated and commissioned to serve as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion after being trained last year. Congratulations to Jake Jeandron, Jeanne St. Martin, Jenna Hickman, Karen Trichell, Maggie Powell, Allison Powell, & Tiffany Williams.

Snowballs at Lunch
After Mass, SCC surprised the students with the Kona Snowball Truck in the courtyard! It was a sweet treat to celebrate being together again!

Spend a Day
We have welcomed several middle school students from our area to campus this week as they shadow current students and learn all about what it means to be a Comet! We look forward to welcoming more of you in the weeks ahead!

College Fair
Our juniors and seniors attended our College Fair on September 30 during lunch where they met admissions representatives from colleges near and far! Visitors from 25 higher education institutions came to our campus today to meet our Comets! Thank you to Mrs. Bologna for helping our upper classmen explore the many possibilities ahead of them during this fair. Good luck in all your applications, Comets!

Open House, Comet for a Day!

Do you know of a student or family who is interested in learning more about SCC? Please invite them to our Open House on October 28, 2021, and tell them all about our Comet for a Day events!Registration links are available on our website in the Admissions tab!

ACT at SCC

On October 5, all SCC students will take the ACT or Pre-ACT here on campus. We're so glad to be able to offer our students a chance to take this important exam in the comfort of their own classrooms. We'll be sending out an official schedule for this day next week since it will be an early dismissal day. In the meantime, our teachers are at work preparing the Comets for this test, using our Mastery Prep tools and years of experience to help the students grow each day toward their goal scores.

Remember to bring your #2 standard pencil and your calculator.

Click here to see the ACT Calculator Policy


Virtual ACT Boot Camp

We are so excited to offer our juniors and seniors this unique opportunity to learn about best practices for taking the ACT with experts from Mastery Prep, the premier ACT Prep organization.

These sessions will take place via Zoom on Sunday, October 3 from 5-9 p.m.

This Virtual Boot Camp will be available to students wherever they are, as long as they have access to WiFi and a computer.

The purpose of this Boot Camp is for students to learn: pacing and time management, test-taking and guessing strategies, tips for the most important question types, as well as, to gain confidence before taking the ACT test on Tuesday, October 5.

There will be a 15 minute break during the 4 hour Boot Camp session on Sunday evening. Students are expected to be on their best behavior and are encouraged to use this Bootcamp to their advantage. Administration will be monitoring the virtual bootcamp.

All Juniors and Seniors must complete this Google Form by Friday at 8am to let us know who will be attending this optional and virtual event. This form will also let us know if there is a need for us to open the school for students to use during this event because they may be experiencing difficulties with WiFi capabilities at home. Students who participate in the Boot Camp will need an ACT Boot Camp Workbook. This form will also let us know which students need a workbook. Only SCC Juniors or Seniors will be able to complete this Google Form, parents, please make sure that your child has completed the form by Friday morning.

Complete this Google Form by Friday, Oct. 1 at 8 a.m.

Students will receive a link via email before Sunday evening to access the Zoom sessions.

The virtual Boot Camp will engage students through pop-up questions to ensure student engagement – showing real time results to the group. Students will be able to ask questions via chat, and we will have school admin/teachers participating as well in our virtual ACT prep class.

This experience will help you realize that you have the skills to perform college-level coursework and gives our school the information we need to get you there. As you know, earning a good score on the ACT is essential for admission to many colleges, universities, TOPS awards, as well as, technical college programs.
Athletic News

Football

The Comets are celebrating big Ws already this season! Congratulations to our Varsity team who scored big versus Jefferson County last weekend. Our next game will take place at HOME on Saturday, October 2, at 1 pm as SCC takes on Vandebilt Catholic. Go Comets!

SCC & Vandebilt student get in the game free with their student ID. Because of the extreme circumstances in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, for this game, we will also be selling tickets at the gate.

To purchase tickets online for our HOME GAME: CLICK HERE!

Volleyball
The Lady Comets will compete in the Lutcher tournament on Saturday, October 2nd, at 10 am, Noon, and 1pm. Good luck, Comets!

Cross Country
The Comet Cross Country team is off to a great start with excellent showings by our runners in the most recent meet. The team is heading to City Park in New Orleans this weekend to compete again. Good luck, Comets!

If you'd like to get some new Comet gear and support the Cross Country team, click here to see their SCC apparel store!

Swim
We'll be rooting for our swimmers as they compete in St. James Aquatic Center on October 2 beginning at 9am. Good luck, swimmers!

SCHOOL INFORMATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS


FCA will meet tonight in the GYM at 6:30! We'd love to see everyone there!

Pep Rally Dress Down Info

Summer may be over, but we're still enjoying the warm weather! The Comets are having a BLUE OUT LUAU tomorrow!

Students have the option of showing their Comet Pride by wearing beach attire to school on Friday. Students who are dressing in blue please note: Uniform bottoms; blue school appropriate t-shirt, grass skirt over skirts, Hawaiian shirts, sun glasses, floppy hats, and fanny packs will be allowed! Shirts must have sleeves and may not be low cut. No crop tops, rips, tears, hoodies, bandanas, clothing promoting drugs, violence, explicit themes, political themes, or cross-dressing will be allowed. Tennis shoes must be worn. No flip flops.

If you choose not to dress down according to the theme for the day, you must wear your complete Friday dress uniform. Any student who violates the dress down rules will lose privileges to dress down for the remainder of the year.

We can’t wait to see all of our students showing their Comet Pride by wearing all BLUE!

Stagehands
Any student who would like to join the Stagehands (drama club) should come to the Music Room this Friday, October 1st DURING THE FIRST 10 MINUTES OF LUNCH to receive information about joining. Feel free to bring your lunch. The club is open to all students, so come and see what it is all about!!!!

Balfour for Juniors and Seniors:
Attention all Juniors and Seniors: Balfour will be on campus Oct 20 during CLC to distribute information and order forms to place orders for your rings and senior graduation supplies. Juniors will meet with Balfour on Oct 20 to learn about ordering a class ring. Orders will be taken on Oct 27 during lunch - deposits are required at the time the order is taken and is based on the cost of the ring. Payments are made directly to Balfour.

Seniors will meet with Balfour on Oct 20 to learn about ordering graduation announcements and other senior supplies/memorabilia. Balfour offers packages and a la carte ordering. Orders will be placed on Oct 27 during lunch - $100 deposit is required at the time of ordering. Payments are made directly to Balfour.

Balfour does offer online ordering. More information will be given after the presentations.

Romaguera Pictures
Romaguera Photography will be on campus Monday, October 4 from 11:15 - 2:45 to take school portraits of those who were absent on Welcome Day in August. Any student who would like to retake their picture school picture will do so at this time as well. Students must wear a school uniform shirt.

Fall sport athletes who did not photograph for Cross Country, Swimming, Football, Volleyball and Drumline will take pictures at lunch or PE at E, F, or G.

This will be the last opportunity to take school pictures for yearbook/ID and for fall sports.
All orders for Romaguera are placed online via the link sent to you by Romaguera Photography. Orders have been delayed due to the hurricane and for fall sports with incomplete team pictures.

Century Club
Century Club, Touchdown Club, and Football Pass membership cards are available for pickup in the school office now and will be available for pickup prior to the quarterback club meetings.

Tips for Helping Your Child Through Difficult Times
We know that everyone has frustrations and questions during this time, including our students. As we seek to move forward, we'd like to offer these tips for how to consider and talk to your children about what they are experiencing. We hope these points will guide us all toward a healthy and helpful way to express ourselves in the midst of struggle. We are praying for our Comet Family, and we are here for you in any way we can be.

Click here to access the tips.

Used Uniforms
If you have used uniform pieces that you don't mind donating to current Comets, we'd greatly appreciate your help as we try to help some of our students in need of new pieces. Currently, students are wearing Friday Dress which allows them their skirt or school pants and an SCC t-shirt. Donations of t-shirts, school bottoms, oxford shirts, outerwear, and spirit gear are all welcome. Donations can be brought to the school office.

We are particularly looking for sweatshirts and long sleeve shirts in all sizes. Thank you!

FCA
FCA will hold their first meeting this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. All students are invited to attend.

Mu Alpha Theta
Students interested in joining Mu Alpha Theta may pick up an application from Mrs. Hart or Mrs. Beckman. Requirements are completion of Algebra I and Geometry, completion or enrollment in a more advanced math course, and at least a B average (C average for honors) in math courses. Applications are due Friday, September 24.

Beta Club
Beta Club has issued invitations for new members! Membership to this honor society is based on GPA. Dues for membership are due on October 6th by 3 pm and can be delivered to Mr. Madere is Room 135. Congratulations!

Student Handbook
The 2021-22 Student Handbook is posted on the school website www.stcharlescatholic.org. After both the parents and the students have read the handbook, each of you must sign the form. This form should have been returned to school on August 13. It is essential that you read the handbook carefully. It is an excellent reference for most questions that you may have about school policies and procedures. Please download and complete the required forms from the student handbook. Students will not be allowed to remain on site if these forms are not submitted by Monday.

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