Comet News - Thursday, February 17
17 - Late Start Thursday, Faith Formation for Teachers
17 - FCA Meeting at 6:30
18 - 19 - Boys Basketball District Tournament @ SCC
18 - Acceptance Letters Go Out
18 - Stagehands Lunch Meeting
19 - Baseball, Away
21 - Tennis Match
21 - Cheer & Starstepper Try-Out Informational Meeting
22 - Lunch and Learn
23 - Registration for School Year 22-23 Begins
23 - Walk-In Wednesday
23 - Tennis Match
24 - Chapel Thursday at Lunch
25 - Championship Gala
28 - March 4 - Mardi Gras Holiday
Get ready Class of 2027...your packets are on their way! Keep an eye out for some blue and gold!
We are thrilled to have such an awesome bunch of new students joining us next year, continuing the Comet Tradition.
When you get your packets, we’d love to see your smile! Parents, please consider sharing your good news on social media and tagging us.
This week, we were blessed to worship together at Mass with our co-chaplain and celebrant, Fr. David.
This week's message centered around one idea: Perseverance.
Like athletes prepare for the Olympics continually over the years, so must we show perseverance in our spiritual growth and practices.
Our Campus Minister, Ryan Foulon, echoed the message of the homily as he helped us to prepare for the season of Lent with a reflection and a challenge to push ourselves toward the greatness God calls us toward.
Many thanks to everyone who made Mass so lovely:
Joseph Haydel & Maggie Powell
Altar Servers -
Caylee Drexel & Carter Ory
Music Ministry -
Tank Nelson, Destiny Walker, Ty Molyneau, Aiden Ocmond, Lily Bordelon, Torie Joseph, Hannah Emery, Morgana Lee, Mr. Vu, Ms. Abreo, and Mr. Foulon
Faith Formation with the Faculty
We'd like to send a big thank you to Ryan Foulon, Jeff Montz, and all the members of our faculty who enriched our faith formation Thursdays over the past few weeks.
Through song, small groups, and guided reflections on scripture, we learned to welcome Christ into our boat, where He can change the world around us and change us as well.Academic Games
SCC's Academic Games team is on a roll! After 4 rounds of Equations, our senior division team placed 2nd and our junior division team is tied for 1st!
Of our Comet competitors, Allie Powell placed 2nd, Erin Powell placed 5th, and Maggie Powell placed 8th.
The following students have already qualified for the academic games national tournament that will be held in Knoxville, TN, in April:
Congratulations, team! We look forward to your next round in March!
The Annual Amitie Scholarship
Click here to get more information about the Annual Amitie Scholarship. First and second place winners will be selected and awarded scholarships as follows:
First-place winner will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship and the second-place winner will be awarded a $500 scholarship. Application is due February 28, 2022.
Travel Club 2023 Trip
SCC is excited to announce that our Comet students are being offered a community trip to Italy (Rome and Assisi) in July of 2023. By taking part in this international education opportunity, students will be given the chance to step outside their comfort zone, gain a new sense of confidence, experience a new culture, and see the world from a different perspective. Please contact Mr. Madere at email@example.com with any questions.
The boys won their most recent match up with Loranger 54-46! The District Tournament continues at home this Friday night as the Comets take on the #2 seed in Comet Gym.
The girls playoff game versus Catholic New Iberia resulted in a victory for the Lady Comets, 44-30! Congratulations, team! Their next game versus Newman on Friday night has some special instructions for those fans traveling to cheer on the Comets. Click here for the full flyer containing information on the address, parking guidelines, and more.
Today, our Comet football team was honored as the Smoothie King Team of the Year! Tyrone and Brenda Astugue, owner of the LaPlace Smoothie King location, together with the WGNO news team with Ed Daniels of Friday Night Football, presented the coaches, players, and managers with a trophy and unique t-shirts celebrating all their accomplishments this season, including their State Championship! Congratulations, team!
At this week's match, the Comets won with an overall score of 6-2! Congratulations team! What a great start to the season. Winning Sets are as follows:
Dominique Johnson and Karen Trichell
Kennedy Batiste and Ka’Lee Green
We had close tie breakers with our two other Comet doubles -
Garrett Ide and Nicholas Abadie
Laney Beadle and Jeanne St. Martin
We can't wait to see what happens next, tennis team! Keep it up!
Congratulations to the following Lady Comets who were recognized with District Honors:
Mia Ganote - 10
Sarah Beth Sirmon - 11
Camryn Triche -11
Joy Bartholomew - 10
Taylor Robinson - 10
Morgan Nuccio - 11
Navia Nguyen - 9
Congratulations to the following Comets who were recognized with District Honors:
Bryce Bertucci - 12
Carter Chauvin - 12
Matthew Schexnayder - 11
Ethan Milioto - 10
Tyler Milioto - 8
Zack Vicknair - 12
Caden Barrio - 12
John Decker - 12
Michael Hotard - 11
Jordan Roberts - 11
Logan Barrios - 10
Cameron Brady - 11
Aiden Paz - 10
Joshua Duffour - 9
Congratulations to the following District MVPs:
Overall District MVP - Carter Chauvin
Defensive MVP - Ethan Milioto
First Team Goalkeeper - Zack Vicknair
How awesome to see so many Comets having so much success! Way to go Comets!
Baseball season has begun, and we've got plenty of games in the days ahead! See upcoming Baseball dates:
- February 19 - at SCC vs Covington @ 1:30 pm
- February 24 - at SCC versus Warren Easton @ 3:30 pm
- February 25 - at SCC versus John Curtis @ 3:30 pm
Softball is hosting its Jamboree on February 12 at their home field with 9am and 4pm game times! Good luck, ladies!
See upcoming Softball dates:
•February 21 - at Covington @ 4 pm (reschedule of today's game)
•February 19 - Mandeville Tournament
•February 23 - at Plaquemine @ 4:30 pm
•February 25-26 - Terrebone Tournament
Black History Month at SCC
February 24th - Join us for Chapel Thursday during lunch next Thursday. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with our Comets in the presence of our Lord, learn more about Christ, and pray together as a community. On February 24, Chapel Thursday will be focused on Black History Month and our Catholic Faith.
Black History Month Lunch & Learn Opportunity: Guest Speaker, Comet Alumnus, Assistant District Attorney for Jefferson Parish, Jared Tregre, will join us On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at lunch for our 2nd Lunch and Learn of the year. The first 50 students to sign up using the Google Form link in your grade-level Google Classroom or emailed announcements will be able to attend this event. Students who attend this event will leave D period 8 minutes early to get their lunch and report to the music room. The Lunch & Learn will last the entire lunch period and there will be door prizes up for grabs at this event. Click here for the link to this form.
Every spring our seniors go away for their class retreat. During this retreat, the students receive a special gift from their family and friends, their Senior Letters! These letters are a beloved tradition for all Comets and something our students look forward to for years. All students are encouraged to write a letter to their senior friends, classmates, and teammates. Please partake in this tradition and spread your love for the Class of 2022.
• All letters must be turned in by Wednesday, March 16th by 12:00PM.
• You may mail the letters to St. Charles Catholic c/o Senior Retreat to 100 Dominican Drive, Laplace, LA 70068 or drop them off to the front office.
• Please be advised that the retreat is Thursday March 17th; letters mailed too late will not make it to the retreat in time.
• Please do not send any gifts or any other bulky items. We will only be accepting
Thank you for participating in this special tradition and sharing your love for the Class of 2022!
Service Hours Due -- March 22
Completed paperwork for the Service Hours Program is due for all students at the end of the 3rd nine weeks (Friday, March 22, 2022). All SCC students are required to serve a minimum of 15 hours of service. The goal of this program at St. Charles Catholic High School is to enable each student to serve others and fulfill the commandment of Jesus to love one another as He has loved us.
Please review the “Pre-Approved Service Hours Project List” if you need ideas for what you can do for service hours.
ACT Schoolwide Testing Day @ SCC -- March 29
There are lots of free test prep materials located at http://www.act.org.
The Travel Club is once again sponsoring a candy sale to help raise funds for our Summer 2022 trip to Ireland and England. Students may purchase chips and candy for $1.00 each from Mr. Madere’s cart outside during long lunch days or after school in Room 135. No sales are allowed in between classes.
See above announcement about the 2023 trip to Italy!
Scholarship Opportunity for Senior Girls
Click here to learn more about this unique opportunity for 12th grade girls. This award is for young women who have been accepted to a four-year university who have at least a 3.0 GPA. The winner will receive $2000.
Ochsner STAR Program
Ochsner's STAR Program is a cost-free opportunity to explore the medical field in this 4 week summer intensive. Students have access to cutting-edge healthcare technologies, mentorship was Ochsner employees, and unique certification programs designed for teens. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older. To learn more, click here.
SCC School Uniforms
We are teaming with School Time Uniforms located in Metairie and Baton Rouge. Full dress guidelines are found in our SCC Student Handbook. Our Seniors will be allowed to remain in Friday dress as a senior privilege.
Schiro's School Time is located at:
5008 W. Esplanade Ave in Metairie, LA next to Robert's Fresh Market
Any student without a name tag, must report to Mr. Scalco’s office before the bell rings to get a name tag. If you do not have a name tag in the office, you will be issued a non-negotiable. If you come after the bell, you will be issued a non-negotiable by Mr. Scalco. On the 6th non-negotiable, a detention will be issued. Strict adherence to these policies can keep safety at the forefront of things.
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
As we returned to school to begin the second semester, we have made a few adjustments based on recommendations from local health officials that we hope will be temporary as we deal with the latest rise in COVID cases. Students should stay home if they are not feeling well. If you have proof of testing positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days, you are exempt from testing and quarantining when exposed to a positive COVID-19 case within that 90-day period. Positive tests must be submitted to the office to follow this exemption.
We will also adopt the updated quarantine protocols from the CDC:
Students who test positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)
Regardless of vaccination status:
•Stay home for 5 days.
•If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolved after 5 days, you can leave your house.
•If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.
•Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
Students who were exposed to someone with COVID-19 who have completed the primary series of an mRNA vaccine:
•Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
Students who are unvaccinated who are exposed to someone with COVID-19:
•Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
We believe these measures will keep our students, faculty, and staff as safe as possible while at school.