St. Charles Catholic stronger than before Hurricane Ida

Published 4:49 am Wednesday, August 31, 2022

 

LAPLACE — This past year was life-changing for many members of the Comet Family, with many students and faculty members experience significant damage to their homes.  The community was called to care for one another in the days after the storm and during the months since.  Gutting homes, rebuilding, housing friends, studying together, and more—the Comets were there for one another. And now, a year past to that memorable day, the Comets are back and ready for a great school year.

Athletic Director Wayne Stein likes to say that it takes a village to make a champion, and in that same spirit, we see each day at SCC that it takes a community to make a Christian.  Since Hurricane Ida, our commitment to one another has been strengthened in many ways.  Spirituality has always been of top priority at SCC, and this year, we’re proud to have two campus ministers attending to the prayer, worship, and formation of faith for the Comets.  Together, these ministers will facilitate retreats, Chapel Thursday prayer services at lunch, engaging liturgies on campus, faith-related field trips, and more!

Faculty responded to the needs of the students, bolstering curriculum and classroom techniques for an ever-improving learning environment.  New interactive boards, student devices, and enhanced software has made it possible for all classes to engage fully in the technological capabilities that the Apple School programs offers.  We hired additional Tech Team staff, assisting teachers and students with implementation of these new technology features of the school.

In addition to classroom improvements, SCC has implemented an Advisory program, offering students a 25-minute period twice a week in which they meet in groups with mentor teachers.  Over the course of the year, students will engage in activities that promote community building, goal setting, social-emotional learning, character development, academic support, ACT prep, and college and career readiness.

In athletics, a new highly-developed training program is in full swing this year for all athletes, male and female.  This program will allow for consistent monitoring of growth and ability in conjunction with the Ochsner training program on campus.  Our newly renovated weight room makes it possible for more students to train together, motivating and supporting one another through every challenge.

It’s a blessing to be a part of such an active community and to be a part of helping Heaven get here each day through our love for one another.  To learn more about St. Charles Catholic High School, call 985-652-3809 or email Flynn.carly@stcharlescatholic.org.