Monthly Archives: May 2014

St. John Berchmans 8th Graders Create Marketplace

Tis the season of First Communions: white dresses, veils, dark pants, starched shirts and beaming parents as they watch their children gliding down the aisle of their home parishes literally stepping forward into the faith of their families. It is a sight I have beheld as a mother, as a DRE, and as a godparent.

For their final social studies project, the St. John Berchmans 8th grade class created and managed a business of their own design.  The students had to build a business plan, calculate finances and a make website to accompany their ideas, and create products to be sold.
The students made a variety of products, ranging in price from $1.00-$5.00, which included paracord and rubber band accessories, charm bracelets, crystal necklaces,  duct tape wallets and purses, homemade picture frames, homemade cookies, snow cones, and stress balls made from balloons.

The 8th grade students sold their products to fellow SJB students, parents, and faculty members before school and during the lunch/recess periods.  With the success of this venture, the 8th grade class raised $1,500 which was donated back to the school for the upcoming Cathedral Capital Campaign.

by Lucy Medvec

Loyola Students Picked for Girls and Boys State





Congratulations to four Loyola College Prep juniors who will be attending Boys and Girls State this summer. The girl delegates are Madeline Mays and Sara Riddick and the boy delegates are Bradley Potts and Will Robichaux. Alternates are Caroline Vanchiere, Gabby Brumfield, Ben Maxey and Chris Fenton. Also, two of last year’s delegates (Chris Bolton and Kensie Yeates) have been asked to return as Junior Counselors this summer. Boys and Girls States will be held June 22-28 on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.

Jesus the Good Shepherd Students Depicted Stations of the Cross

The fifth and sixth graders of Jesus the Good Shepherd School did a wonderful job depicting the Stations of the Cross during Holy Week. It was a wonderful reminder of what Christ went through to save us. Everyone really enjoyed this beautiful and moving performance.

St. Joseph Students Recognized for Outstanding Scores

St. Joseph Parish 7th grade students were recognized for their outstanding scores on the ACT/SAT at the DUKE TIP Louisiana Recognition Ceremony. Congratulations to Caroline Haynes (St. Joseph School), Lucas LeBlanc (St. Joseph School) and Abigail Lindsey (Caddo Middle Magnet).

Students Celebrate the End of Testing

After a week of taking Terra Nova tests, the Jr. High students at St. Frederick High School, the 6th graders at Jesus the Good Shepherd School and Our Lady of Fatima School spent a fun-filled afternoon playing games and celebrating the end of testing at the annual Warrior Fest held on the SFHS football field.

St. John Berchmans School Received Statue of Immaculate Conception

St. John Berchmans School has received a statue of the Immaculate Conception of Mary to be placed in the school’s garden. The statue was donated by members of the Marquette Reading Club and was first displayed at the school’s annual May Crowning Mass. The statue will be formally presented and dedicated at the beginning of the next school year.