Category Archives: Schools

Our Lady of Fatima Students Leap Into Testing

Our Lady of Fatima School is leaping into testing! Students are taking the LEAP test from April 24 to May 3.

St. Joseph Kindergartners Join In Stations of the Cross

St. Joseph School kindergarteners now attend the Stations of the Cross. Last year, Fr. Long decided to offer Stations to three groups of students, rather than have the whole school attended at once, providing each group with a more intimate, age-appropriate set of reflections and meditations. The kindergartners attend with first and second graders and listened to shorter, simpler meditations at each Station. In Religion class, they learned about the Stations, as well as the response, “…because by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.”  •

JGS Students Embrace Lent

Jesus the Good Shepherd School participated in the Stations of the Cross at JGS Parish with Deacon Tom Deal officiating the event. Students in grades 1st through 6th were present. It was a wonderful addition to the school’s Lenten activities, which also included a service project arranged by the JGS Student Council to help stock the shelves of Catholic Charities of Monroe with goods and supplies needed by those in our local area. Additionally, JGS 5th and 6th grade students held their annual “Living Stations of the Cross” on April 17 and 18. JGS School is grateful to be able to help students live out their Lenten responsibilities of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  •

SJB Wins Multiple Science Olympiad Awards at State

Congratulations St. John Berchmans Middle School Science Olympiad Team for winning 2nd place in the state tournament in Hammond, LA on April 13. Every team member placed in an event!

Loyola’s Dean Selected for Spain Academic Program

Iron June of this year, Junior Chloe Dean will experience classroom instruction with cultural activities and excursions throughout Spain.The National Spanish Examinations Junior Study Abroad Scholarship requires applicants to:

•  have received medal placement by scoring above the 75th percentile on the 2018 National Spanish Examination in Level II or above

•  be registered to take the 2019 National Spanish Examination in Level III or above

• agree to continue studying Spanish during senior year

Dean met the criteria with flying colors, and the award will not only include education and experience in Spain, but will include tuition for classes, lodging and meals.

James Named National Merit Scholarship Finalist

St. Frederick student Julian James was named as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist for the 2018-19 school year. Julian is one of only two students from the northeast Louisiana area to be named in this prestigious competition. About 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the PSAT/NMSQT their junior year. This serves to screen program entrants, measuring critical reading ability, mathematics problem solving ability, and writing ability, rather than just existing knowledge. Students qualifying as finalists must also have an outstanding academic record and be endorsed and recommended by a high school official. They must also submit an application that includes high school courses and grades, extracurricular and volunteer activities, and a self-descriptive essay. All finalists receive a Certificate of Merit in recognition of their outstanding performance in the competition. It is such an honor calling Julian part of our Warrior family, and we are so proud of his many accomplishments!

Loyola College Prep Excels at District Literary Rally

Loyola College Prep placed first in sweepstakes for Division 3 at the Literary Rally held in late February.

Eighty students were sent to Natchitoches to compete in over 25 subject tests and a drama performance. Drama had to earn a superior rating to qualify for the state level, and only a limited number of students from each district and division qualify to move on in the subject areas.

Twenty-four students qualified for state, and eight students earned medals as top scorers in a particular subject.

The State Literary Rally will be held on Saturday, April 6, at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Congratulations Flyers!

Medal Winners:
• Algebra I – Robyn Ford
• Biology II – Jonathan Okereke
• Civics – Grant John
• Environmental Science – Andrew Atkins
• Geometry – Sikai Liang
• Government – Andrew Meyer
• Health – Lauren Warren
• Spanish IV – Chloe Dean
State Qualifiers:
• PreCal – Mary Rose Desautels
• Algebra I – Robyn Ford
• Biology I – Caroline Henry
• Biology II – Jonathan Okereke
• Calculus II – Emma Michael
• Chemistry – Stafford Yerger
• Civics – Grant John
• English I – Emma Cate Dailey
• English II – Embeth Coyle
• English IV – Luke Jackson
• EnvSci – Andrew Atkins
• French I – Lauren Romero
• French II – Claire Scott
• French III – Jinsy Hardison
• Geometry – Sikai Liang
• Govt – Andrew Meyer
• Health – Lauren Warren
• Psych – Mary Elise Stari
• Spanish I – Declan Chmielewski
• Spanish II – Leslie Johnson
• Spanish IV – Chloe Dean
• US History – Hannah Johnson
• World Geography – Elliott Scott
• World History – Anna Avallone

Black History Month at Our Lady of Fatima School

Third grade students at Our Lady of Fatima School in Monroe participated in the school’s Black History Month program.

St. Joseph School Teacher Wins Endowment

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has awarded SJS Middle School ELA teacher Hallie Franks a $1,000 endowment for her idea for incorporating the study of Louisiana musical legends into the classroom. LEH launched the contest in September 2018, and in addition to a $1,000 prize, the winning teacher from each region will be invited to help develop a short educational video and lesson plan to be hosted on the 64 Parishes site.

St. Joseph Students Present Living Museum

The Living Museum is an event 4th grade students have participated in for the past six years. Students are given at least six weeks to work on the project. Each student randomly draws a name out of a bucket. Once the student is assigned a historical figure or monument, they research, write a paper, create a board and make a costume. The student presents to the class and then celebrates their work on Living Museum day. The entire school supports the 4th grade classes by viewing their presentations.