Dear Parents, Alumni, and Friends,
All of the events surrounding graduation time were beautiful, and the seniors felt truly honored for their achievements throughout the year. As a school community, we wish our graduates much happiness and success as they continue in their faith journey and move into the next phase of their young adult lives.
On behalf of the faculty and student body, we say farewell to faculty members who have served our school in so many ways. We thank Mrs. Laura Clapp, Mrs. Kelly Jones, Mrs. Kelly Sundarum, Ms. Megan Bordelon, and Mrs. Monica Larousse for their dedication to their students in and out of the classroom. I will introduce new faculty members in the August Parent Newsletter at the start of the new school year.
The athletic department has the 2017-2018 LHSAA physical forms and code of conduct forms available for pick-up in the main office. All athletes participating in summer conditioning or competitive programs should return the signed forms immediately. Please read and discuss the code of conduct policy with your child so that he/she understands the expectations of the athletic department. Parental support of these policies is essential to their effectiveness and to helping our athletes reach their physical and emotional potential.
The main office will remain open during the summer from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday through Thursday. Students obtaining driver’s permits and licenses are reminded about the needed form verifying their enrollment status at school; these forms may be picked up from the main office at any time. Renovation work has begun in the Pere’ Menard building to expand and relocate the Academic Enhancement Center. Due to construction work, the Pere’ Menard building will be closed during the summer.
Please join us in celebrating the ordination of three new priests to the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux: Deacon John David Matherne, Deacon Brice Higginbotham, and Deacon Jean-Marie Nsambu. These three priests are very special to our students and faculty and will be ordained on Saturday, June 3 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral. All are invited!
At a retreat I once attended, I heard the phrase “holy leisure” for the first time. The retreat facilitator encouraged us to experience peace in the Lord’s presence by creating intentional leisure time. The summer months offer the perfect setting for holy leisure through family gatherings and vacations, evening meals, and quiet time for reflection. I hope that you and your family experience this peace as we take a break from the rush of the school year.
As we celebrate Pentecost this Sunday, may the Lord continue to send us the gifts of the Holy Spirit to guide us in nurturing and educating His most precious gifts, our children.
Michelle R. Chiasson '86, Principal