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Comet News - Thursday, November 4

Upcoming Events

NOVEMBER
4 - Honor Roll Party at Lunch
5 - First Friday Prayer Service in Chapel
5 - Comet for a Day
6 - Football Game at West Jeff, 11:00 a.m.
6 - Broadway A La Carte, 7:30 p.m., SCC Gym
10 - Senior Day of Recollection
10 - 8-11 Grade Principal's List Off-campus Lunch at La Carreta's
10 - Senior Financial Meeting – 7:00 p.m. - Commons
11 - Senior Principal's List Off-campus Lunch at La Carreta's
11- In His Presence - SJA Church 7 pm
11 - FCA – 6:30 – Commons or Gym
12 - 12 Noon Dismissal
16 - Thanksgiving Mass
22-26 - Thanksgiving Break

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

This Week at SCC

Our Honor Roll students were treated to a party today at lunch to celebrate their accomplishments! Thank you to Smoothie King of LaPlace for donating smoothies to our Comets! Door prizes were given to many students, and we all enjoyed some music and treats in the gym.

We also hosted several young people of our region at our Comet Connect: Sports Night. These students were able to meet our coaches, visit our sports facilities, and compete against one another in friendly games while learning to appreciate sport in the light of Pope Francis's instruction on how teamwork, sacrifice, and perseverance can be excellent virtues on the path toward holiness.

We also continued our new tradition of celebrating birthdays a month at a time! Hurricane Ida disrupted our timeline a bit, so this week, we celebrated all the students with August birthdays. We believe that every life is a gift to the world and that every student is a gift to our school, so we celebrate our students in this by honoring their birthdays and letting them know what a gift we see them to be. We've already celebrated June & July as well. Happy late birthday, Comets!

Scott Walker & Social Media Safety

Yesterday, our Comets got some real tips on how to be safe online, thanks to Scott Walker, former news reporter and current media specialist. He shared with all of our students the real dangers of inappropriate social media usage as well as some important standards for how to protect personal information and future opportunities while posting.

This information is very important to discuss with young people as billions of internet users have access to their profiles, if public. Starting with a smart and cautious mindset can make a real difference in the professional and personal lives of our Comets.

We believe in teaching responsibility and care, and since social media is a powerful tool, we hope to encourage our students to be responsible and caring while online.

Remember Comets, shine bright—even online!

Broadway a La Carte

Your stagehands have been practicing for weeks to bring you a show-stopping performance.

Not only that, the Alumni stagehands are coming back to perform. So, get your tickets in the office starting this Wednesday.

Student ticket prices are only $5 and only $10 for adults.

Hope to see you in our own Comet gym this weekend!

Sock Sale

Click here to purchase your SCC socks!

These are great gifts, great spirit items, and a great way to support your school!


Athletic News
Football

The Comets take on Fisher this week on the road, traveling to West Jefferson on Saturday to play a 11am. With a string of successes already this season, we're all cheering for another W! Go Comets!

The Football program is selling t-shirts to cover the cost of the temporary lights used this season. All orders are due tonight at midnight. To purchase, click here!

Volleyball
The Lady Comet Volleyball team traveled to Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge for a Bi-District playoff match on November 2, 2021. The Lady Comets went in determined to defeat the Knights but fell short in a hard fought match, 17-25, 22-25, and 18-25.

Leading the Comets was Senior Madison Hebert with 8 kills, 2 service aces, and 1 solo block. Juniors Mya Brown and Morgan Nuccio added 5 kills, 2 solo blocks, and 6 kills, 1 service ace; respectively. Camryn Triche, libero, had 5 digs and 1 service ace. Setter, Sarah Beth Sirmon, had 15 assists.

The team would like to thank our families and fans for their support this season.

Cross Country
The Cross Country team has had some real success recently, with many members of the team completing their races with personal records, including D. J. Joseph, Tyler Milioto, Immanuel Cooper, Ava Vicknair, Alejandra Menjivar, Scott Drouin, and Jordan Roberts.

Congratulations to 8th grade cross country athlete, Tyler Milioto, for setting a personal record of 17 minutes 47 seconds. Tyler placed top 15 of 90 runners. Way to go, Tyler!

Swim
The Comet swim team competed in the Metro East District Championships on Saturday, October 30 at St. James Aquatic Center in Lutcher. The Girl’s Team finished 2nd and the Boy’s team finished 3rd.

Highlights of the meet were the relay teams, which are recognized as All-District. In the 200 free relay, the girl’s placed 1st; the relay included Juliana Portillo, Hartley Faucheux, Katherine Chapman, and Mia Oncale. In the 400 free relay, the girls finished 2nd which included Aubrey Westbrook, Katherine Chapman, Bella Marix, and Juliana Portillo. The boy’s 200 free relay finished 3rd and included Trey Romaguera, Kyle Cannon, Owen Faucheux, and Cameron Brady.

Other top finishers were All-District recipients:
Mia Oncale - 1st in 50 free and 2nd in 500 free,
Juliana Portillo - 2nd in 50 free and 3rd in 500 free,
Aubrey Westbrook - 2nd in 100 backstroke,
Bella Marix - 2nd in 100 breast,
Hartley Faucheux - 2nd in 100 butterfly, and
Katherine Chapman - 3rd in 100 butterfly, which qualified her for State.

The following students will leave campus tomorrow to compete in the Metro Swim Meet in Mandeville:

Cameron Brady
Hartley Faucheux
Bella Marix
Mia Oncale
Carter Ory
Julianna Portillo
Trey Romaguera
Matthew Schexnayder
Aubrey Westbrook

Good luck, swimmers!

SCHOOL INFORMATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Principal's List Off-Campus Lunch Permission Forms
Signed permission slips for the off campus Principal’s Honor Roll lunch are due tomorrow. Permission slips are available in the front office and available HERE.

French Club
Bonjour Comets! SCC is so excited to invite you to join the 2021-2022 French Club. There will be an informational meeting about the club on Thursday, November 11. You are welcome to join us and learn what French Club is all about. The club is open to current and past French students. There will be a bingo game, prizes, and much more!! We look forward to seeing you there.

Creative Writing Club
Hey Comets!! If you are interested in becoming part of the Scribblers, Creative Writing Club, here at SCC, please fill out the google form sent to your email or see Dr. Roussel in Room 156.
https://forms.gle/H5k1ZCnSZf38u3f16

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – HONOR ROLL RECOGNITION EVENTS:
Thursday, November 4 – Honor Roll Party at Lunch – Many thanks to all who donated to make this event a success!
Wednesday, November 10 – Principal’s List (8-11) – Off Campus Lunch with Dr. Millet
Thursday, November 11 -- Principal's List (SRs) -- Off Campus Lunch with Dr. Millet

Friday, November 12 -- 12 Noon Dismissal
Lunch will be served. Students will be dismissed early to allow for teacher professional development. A supervised study hall will be held in the Commons until 2:45 for those students who do not have a ride home at 12 noon. All students must be off campus on Friday, November 12 by 3 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation.

ATTENTION SENIORS:
SENIORS should now be in the planning phase of the college application process. Late October and early November should be used to narrow down choices and prepare application paperwork. Although most colleges will accept applications until Christmas, students are encouraged to submit them prior to Thanksgiving break. Important Dates:
LSU - December 15: Priority Date for Scholarship Consideration - Students who apply to LSU before this date will receive priority consideration for scholarships. LSU’s admission application also serves as the scholarship application.
LSU - December 15: Priority Date for Honors College Consideration - Students who apply to LSU before this date and indicate an interest in the Honors College will receive priority consideration for Honors College admission.
UL – Lafayette – November 15: Priority Date for Scholarship Consideration.
TULANE – November 15: Early Action Application and all applicants applying for the Deans’ Honors Scholarship.

ATTENTION Sophomores:
If you are interested in getting Confirmed with St. Joan of Arc Parish, you can register online today at sjachurch.com in the sacraments tab. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Flynn at flynn.carly@stcharlescatholic.org. DEADLINE TO REGISTER is NOVEMBER 16. SJA will host an orientation for the Confirmation class on Wednesday, November 17, at 6 pm in SJA's Family Life Center. Contact Mrs. Flynn with any questions.

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

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

NCEA LEAD, Learn, Proclaim Award Nominations
The 2022 Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award nominations are open. This year’s theme for the award is heroes, answering the question: “How is this Catholic school educator a hero in your community?” This award highlights the outstanding work being done in Catholic education communities across the country.

A hero can be a person who performed heroic acts – perhaps keeping school open safely throughout the pandemic or finding tuition funding to help families or making sure the Friday all-school Mass stayed a priority. And a hero can be the person who inspires others – teachers, staff, administrators, students.

The 90-second video nominations are due by February 5, 2022 for principals, presidents, heads of school, pastors, and teachers who are currently employed and have served in Catholic school education for at least five years. For more information on nominating a “hero” from your school, please click here. Please reach out to Annie Smith at asmith@ncea.org with questio