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Comet News - Thursday, October 7

COMET NEWS
October 7, 2021


Upcoming Events

OCTOBER
7 - Volleyball Game - HOME
7 - FCA
8- Football - AWAY
9 - Volleyball Game
11 - Foyer Dedication - The Cupit Foyer
12 - Volleyball Game - Away
13 - Swim Meet at UNO
13 - FCA
14 - Late Start Day - Statistics Dual Enrollment Test
14 - Nationally Televised Football Game at SLU
14 - Volleyball Game - Away
15 - Late Start Day
15 - Last Day of First Quarter
15 - Dress Down Day $1
16 - PSAT at SCC
16 - Volleyball Game - Away
19 - School Mass
19 - Comet for a Day
19 - Volleyball Game
20 - Balfour on Campus
22 - Homecoming Game
23 - Homecoming Dance
26 - School Rosary
26 - Comet for a Day
27 - Volleyball Game
28 - Open House
28 - 1 pm Dismissal

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

Dear Comets,

It’s already October and we are now preparing to wrap up the first quarter of the academic year. It’s great to see so many smiles, laughter and friendship, as well as students working hard as we walk the halls. We are just a few days away from the end of the first quarter – October 15. This marks a time to review grades, ask questions and either praise your student for their hard work, or have a conversation with your student about what needs to change and how to improve. Please be sure that your teenager studies diligently each evening for upcoming tests and quizzes. We are truly excited to be working in partnership with our families, students, coaches, faculty and staff to ensure that our students are achieving their highest potential. At SCC we recognize that in order to be successful in school, students need support from both home and school. Please keep in mind that our SCC library is open every day after school for a supervised study hall until 6 p.m. We work each day to help our students discover their paths, to uncover their many talents, and to grow as Christian men and women.

Thank you for choosing SCC!

You are our best ambassadors and we are truly grateful for your encouraging testimonials to prospective families and friends in your local community. We need your help in spreading the word about SCC! Please share our open house information with family, friends and coworkers. Please also like, share and retweet our social media posts during this busy admission season. We appreciate you!

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.

Let us continue to pray that the Spirit of Christ among us may animate everything we do at school – both on and off the field. Please continue to keep those who have been impacted by COVID and Hurricane Ida in your prayers.

We hope that you and your family are enjoying this beautiful weather! In closing, thank you for your prayers, cooperation and continuous support.

God Bless Us All!

Go Comets!

Sincerely,
Courtney P. Millet
504-628-2641

Homecoming at SCC 2021

We would like to invite everyone to find a way to participate in this year’s Homecoming activities. Homecoming is a special time at St. Charles Catholic. Whether it is participating in the dress down week, attending the pep rally, watching the motorcade, joining us for delicious food at the Alumni Cook-off Friday afternoon, or standing with your fellow Comets and cheering for our football team, Homecoming is an experience not to be missed.

Our Homecoming Game will take place on October 22, 2021 in the early evening. The Homecoming Dance will take place on October 23, 2021. Doors for the dance open at 8pm. All students must enter by 8:30pm. Students may begin leaving at 10:30pm. The dance ends at 11pm. Please make sure ALL GUESTS have read and adhere to the dress requirements for ladies & young men. Dress guidelines can be found in our student handbook (p. 25) which is located on our SCC website.

To sign up for the Alumni Cook Off, click here to register online, or click here to download the form.

To sign up to volunteer as an Alumni Escort, click here or email Carly Flynn, Director of Admissions and Alumni, at flynn.carly@stcharlescatholic.org.


March for Life 2022

Hey Comets! You should have received an email yesterday about registering for this year's March for Life Pilgrimage.

To download this year's informational registration packet, click here.

To see a student-made video of our most recent trip in January of 2020, click here. Please prayerfully consider attending this unforgettable trip. All registration forms and deposits are due Monday, October 11.

 PSAT at SCC for Juniors

PSAT Payment Due: October 12, 2021

PSAT Test Date: October 16, 2021

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools. Similar to the SAT, the PSAT is divided into three sections – math, reading and writing. The test is designed to measure the analytical and critical thinking skills you’ve acquired throughout your education.

National Merit Scholarship There’s another added bonus to registering for the PSAT: the National Merit Scholarship. That’s right – you have the potential to earn money for taking a test (if only all exams were like this). Though, before you start deciding how to allocate the cash, we should tell you that it’s fairly competitive.

While most of us spend our time avoiding standardized tests (if they’re not mandatory), it’s actually quite advantageous to take the PSAT. Between the practice and the potential for money, you have nothing to lose and potentially confidence and $2500 to gain!

ACT at SCC

Our ACT testing day was a great success this past Tuesday. Thank you all for making it another great day at SCC! We've heard so much positive feedback about the ACT Virtual Bootcamp, and we're glad that our Comets felt prepared for the tests.

We'll be anxiously awaiting the results from ACT. Students, please continue to use our Mastery Prep materials as we look forward to our Spring testing date and continued growth in our scores, helping you to reach your goals for college and careers!

Athletic News

Football

The Comets are on the road this week, heading to Lakeshore High to take on the Titans! The game begins at 7 pm. The stadium is located at 26301 Louisiana 1088, Mandeville, LA 70448. Come out and support the Comets!

Next week's game, though considered a home game, will be played at Southeastern Louisiana University's Strawberry Stadium in Hammond, LA. The Comets will compete against the Newman Greenies in a nationally televised competition!

Tickets for this game can be purchased through our website. Click here.

Volleyball
The Lady Comet volleyball team played in the Lutcher Jamboree prior to Hurricane Ida. Upon return to school, the team took on Lutcher and lost a tough battle. On September 28, the Comets played Newman at home. The JV and Varsity teams fought hard and showed improvement after a 3-week hiatus. On October 2, the Comets participated in the Lutcher Bulldog tournament and were defeated by Dutchtown and Sacred Heart NO. The Comets took on Edna Karr in the 3rd game of the day and won by scores of 25-10 and 25-7. The team combined for 11 service aces in the 2 games and was led by Morgan Nuccio with 4 aces. Madison Hebert led with 4 kills and Mya Brown with 2 kills.

The Comets started district play on October 5 at Thomas Jefferson with victories for JV and Varsity. The varsity won by scores of 26-24, 25-10, 25-16. The team had 9 aces and was led by Sarah Beth Sirmon with 6. Kill leaders were Mya Brown with 12, Morgan Nuccio with 7, and Madison Hebert with 6. The Lady Comets are back in action on Thursday, October 7 at home versus John Curtis. Join us at 4:30 for JV and 5:30 for Varsity.

Cross Country
The Comet Cross Country team is heading to Baton Rouge on Saturday to run in Highland Park. 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
The Comet Swim Team had a busy week and productive week:

Wednesday, September 29 at St. Martin’s Episcopal the following swimmers qualified for State in these events:
Bella Marix 100 breast and 200 IM
Mia Oncale – 200 free
Hartley Faucheux – 100 back
Carter Ory – 200 IM and 100 back
Juliana Portillo – 50 free and 100 free
Lauren Laiche – 100 breast
Aubrey Westbrook 200 IM and 100 back

On Saturday, October 2 at St. James Aquatic Center the Comet Swim Team had several swimmers make a State qualifying time.
Mia Oncale – 100 free
Hartley Faucheux – 50 free and 100 free
Cameron Brady – 50 free and 100 free
Matthew Schexnayder – 200 IM

The Swim Team will be back in the water on October 13. PULL COMETS PULL!

SCHOOL INFORMATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS
FCA
FCA will meet tonight in the GYM at 6:30! All students in grades 8-12 are invited to attend. Join us and make a difference for Christ. We'd love to see everyone here!

October: Month of the Rosary
The month of October each year is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary. This is primarily due to the fact that the liturgical feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated annually on October 7. It was instituted to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary in gratitude for the protection that she gives the Church in answer to the praying of the Rosary by the faithful. Click here to view the resources on the Archdiocesan website. Our SCC schoolwide rosary will take place on October 26 in the gym.

SCC Dress Down - October 15
SCC student Council is hosting a $1 dress down for Friday Oct. 15th. This dress down will follow the Thursday Football game against Newman High. So do not worry about your uniform after the game and come to school in your favorite Comet attire for only $1.
DRESS DOWN GUIDELINES
SCC t-shirt
jeans or sweatpants
tennis shoes
SCC sweatshirt, sweater, or letterman jacket
solid color mask or school mask
NEVER ALLOWED AT SCC:
Hoodies
Jeans with holes or rips
Tight clothing such as yoga pants and joggers.
Inappropriate emblems, logos, or writing.
Crossdressing
Sheer or sleeveless clothing.
Flip flops and sandals are not allowed.

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.

Century Club
Century Club, Touchdown Club, and Football Pass membership cards are available for pickup in the school office.

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.

Student Handbook
The 2021-22 Student Handbook is posted on the school website www.stcharlescatholic.org.

Nola Catholic Youth Song Contest
Calling all high school musicians – singers, songwriters, performers, and instrumentalists! The deadline for submissions for the Nola Catholic Youth Song Contest has been extended to October 15. This is an exciting way to engage the high school youth of your parish/school in the Year of the Eucharist and St. Joseph. Click HERE for more information.

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

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!
 

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