Image
 

Important Senior Information 📌

Parents! Please check our website announcements for important senior information from now until Graduation. We will add pertinent information as we receive it to share.

PTC Online Auction

As part of the PTC online auction, FREE DRESS is offered for the week of April 1 - 5 (excluding Mass) for just $20.  Wristbands may be purchased here or during lunch on Tuesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 28. If you purchased free dress, your student will need to pick up their wristband on either Tuesday and Thursday during lunch.  Deadline to purchase online is Friday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m.    

 

The online auction for other great items begin Monday, March 25 and ends on Friday, March 29. Click here to set up your account now!

Available auction items include:

  • Graduation Package–– VIP reserved seating and one reserved parking space
  • Baccalaureate Mass Package – 10 VIP reserved seating and 2 reserved parking spaces
  • 8 prime reserved parking spaces in the student parking lot

Hopefest Music Festival

Hopefest Music Festival is April 6, 11 am – 9 pm at Parc International.  The junior class has put together a great lineup of entertainment including nationally known Christian band Tenth Avenue North, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Souled Out, Steven Joubert and many other great musicians from STM including Noa Hollinger, Maddy Thib & Anna Lantier and more.  Please visit eventbrite.com for the advance ticket price of $20.  Gate price is $35 and all proceeds benefit our special needs friends in the Options program & the D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation of Acadiana.

Cougars for Life Host Easter Egg Hunt

Cougars for Life annual Easter egg hunt is Wednesday, April 17 at 4 pm in the STM cafe'.  Please bring your own basket and join us for crafts and games.  Admission is a pack of adult socks and/or personal hygiene item benefiting Catholic Charities of Acadiana. Please RSVP to shannon.phillips@stmcougars.net.

Cougar Band Selling Raffle Tickets

Cougar band is selling raffle tickets for the Chitimacha Louisiana Open Golf Tournament Raffle.  Please see any STM band student to purchase tickets or contact our band director, Daniel Terrebonne at daniel.terrebonne@stmcougars.net. Winners will be drawn on May 4th, 2019. We appreciate your support!

The cost is $10 per ticket and the prizes to be won from the raffle are:

  • 1st Place: $5,000
  • 2nd Place: $500 in local restaurant gift cards
  • 3rd Place: $250 in local restaurant gift cards

Counseling TidBits

This past Friday, students participated in Career Day where approximately 100 alumni returned to campus to share their career paths with our students. The upperclassmen were given the opportunity to attend panels of professionals in a variety of careers from broadcasting to medical, agriculture to government. These students heard from experts in the field of their choice on educational journeys and professional experiences and were also given the time to ask questions. The freshmen class attended a general assembly with guest speaker STM alumni Ms. Jennifer Bullock ('95) about finding their passion. After the assembly, they participated in a session with Dr. Cheryl Fruge', STM College Counselor, about finding strengths and career paths. This is a ideal time to speak with your child about their career interests, goals, and what they learned from this day.

College Visit

LSU Eunice representatives will be here on Friday, March 29th at 10:30 to discuss their programs and transfer courses and degrees. A few of their numerous programs are radiologic technology, RN nursing programs, and respiratory therapy. Students sign up in Counseling. 

Financial Aid/Work Study Program

Applications will open on the FACTS system on April 1.  You can access the application by going to your FACTS account and opening the Grant & Aid tab at the top. Tax returns are required to be submitted to FACTS in order for your application to be considered complete.  The applications close on April 15th.  Families are notified of grant awards by the first week of May. Please contact mary.werther@stmcougars.net if you have any questions.

College 101

STM is hosting College 101 on Wednesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. in the STM mall.  Admissions representatives from UL Lafayette, LSU, and South LA Community College will offer informational sessions.  A representative from the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance will offer sessions on TOPS requirements. Dr. Fruge will offer a session on applying to selective and out-of-state colleges.


These sessions are open to 9th - 12th grade students and parents. Click here for more information and be sure to RSVP today!

Accepting Nominations for Advisory Council

St. Thomas More is blessed with community leaders and parents who give generously of there time and talents in support of our school.  If you or someone you know wants to support STM by serving on the Advisory Council, please submit your nomination today. All members serve a three (3) year term and elected positions must have a child attending STM during their term.  Please note that two (2) elected council seats will become available for the 2019 - 2020 school year.

 

Click here to submit your nomination online.  The deadline for submission is Sunday, March 31, 2019. 

This Week at STM

Mar 25 – Golf_(JV) @ Hebert/Muny

Mar 25 - Bowling (B) Playoffs @ Kenner All-Star Lanes

Mar 25 - Cheerleader Tryouts | Cougar Dome

Mar 25 - Tennis (V) @ ESA  3PM

Mar 25 - Baseball (JV) vs. Comeaux High School (Home) 4:30 PM

Mar 25 - Baseball (F) vs. Cecilia High School (Home) 6PM

Mar 26 - Bowling (B) Playoffs @ Acadiana Lanes

Mar 26 - Cheerleader Tryouts | Cougar Dome

Mar 26 - Sudden Impact 7:35 AM

Mar 26 - Softball (JV/V) @. Rayne 5:30 PM

Mar 26 - Baseball Varsity vs. Teurlings (Home) 6PM

Mar 27 - Golf (V) - Match 25 @ Hebert/Muny

Mar 27 - Track and Field (JV) - Outdoor Lafayette Meet

Mar 27 - Cheerleader Tryouts | Cougar Dome

Mar 27 - Baseball (F) vs. Carencro (Home) 4PM

Mar 27 - Baseball (JV) @ Barbe High School 5PM

Mar 27 - Baseball (JV) vs. Carencro 5:30 PM

Mar 27 - Softball (JV) vs. Acadiana @ Scott Park 5:45 PM

Mar 28 – Tennis (V) - McT Invitational (Boys Only) @ Mobile Tennis Center

Mar 28 - Bowling (G) Playoffs @ All Star Lanes

Mar 28 - Cathedral Carmel 7th Grade Visit

Mar 28 - Mass 8:15 AM

Mar 28 - Tennis - Sub-Varsity Challenge Day (Home) 3PM

Mar 28 - Baseball Varsity @ Teurlings Catholic High School 4PM

Mar 28 - Softball (JV/V) vs. Westgate 5:30 PM

Mar 29 - Track and Field - Outdoor Meet | Teurlings Catholic Relays

Mar 29 – Baseball (JV) @ Carencro 4:30 PM

Mar 29 - Baseball Freshmen vs. Carencro (Home)4:30 PM

Mar 29 - Lacrosse - JV @ Catholic High (Away) 5PM

Mar 29 - Lacrosse - Varsity @ Catholic High (Away) 7PM

Mar 30 - Softball - Brusly Round Robin @ Brusly High School

Mar 30 - Kairos 

Please check the school or athletic calendar for locations and more information.

St. Thomas More Catholic High School

450 E. Farrel Road • Lafayette, LA • (337) 988-3700

If you wish to unsubscribe from St. Thomas More email, please click here