09.12.17
Bears Move To 2-0 With Win Over Zachary

Bear Nation pulled into Zachary to face the 6th ranked Broncos last Friday night, and they were not disappointed. The Bears beat the Broncos in a very physical matchup, 24-14.   The Bears' offense rammed forward for 245 yards and limited their counterparts to just 59 yards on the ground. Senior running backs Beau Griffon and Parker Smith, both pounded away at ZHS for 58 yards apiece. Quarterback Cameron Dartez rushed for 101 yards. The junior signal caller also threw for 139 yards and earned Offensive Player of the Week honors. The Bears' defensive front smothered the Zachary running game...

09.11.17
CHS Mourns The Loss of Mel Didier '44

CHS great and famed Major League Baseball scout Mel Didier ’44 passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017, in Arizona at the age of 90. Didier, a member of the CHS Grizzly Greats Athletic Hall of Fame and a 2003 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee, is best known for his 70-year career and association with Major League Baseball. Read George Morris’ tribute to Mel Didier in The Advocate.      ...

09.11.17
London A Cappella Group Hold Workshop with CHS/SJA Choir

What do 15 college students from Imperial College London who all major in different areas of science have in common? They are all members of Techtonics, an all-male a cappella singing group that won the 2016 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. The Techtonics, who are in their 10th year, are on their “Deep South” tour in the U.S.; one of their stops being Catholic High School. On Monday, Sept. 11, they made their way into each CHS choir class to give a workshop demonstrating vocal technique, warm-up exercises, breathing and pitch exercises. They also taught the students their arrangement...

09.11.17
27 Choir Students Selected to District Honor Choir

Congratulations to the following students who auditioned Saturday, September 9, and were selected to the District Honor Choir. They placed in the top 10 in their voice parts. Ryan Aultman Eli Barbin Benjamin Bennett Ben Bordelon Beau Brown Isaak Dawson Nicholas DiLeo Evan Dille Rhett Greer Easton Hollis Tyler Humphrey Clifton Kurzweg James Lalonde Payne Lanoix Seth LeBlanc Ned Mayeaux Joshua Miletello Philip Moore Bryce Olivier Tucker Poret Charles Poss Jared Sapia Joseph Scallan Ian Thompson  Braden Ulmer Lyndon Wilbert Daniel Woodruff The following students placed in the top five and qualify to proceed to the second round All-State auditions...

09.07.17
CHS Seniors Take Advantage Of College Application Day

The CHS college counseling office hosted its annual College Application Day.  The day is designed to help seniors get a jump on the college application process before the fall rush and early deadlines. College representatives were on campus to answer questions about programs and scholarships, and help students complete their applications. “This type of event is so crucial for seniors,” said Southeastern Louisiana University Director of Admissions Anthony Ranatza. “To be able to sit with students, answer their questions and walk them through the application process face-to-face, makes it so much easier not only for the student, but for the...

09.06.17
CHS Faculty And Staff Come Together For Professional Development Day

While the students had a long Labor Day weekend break, CHS faculty and staff gathered on Tuesday for a full day of professional development. Led by CHS Principal Lisa Harvey, the day began with a highlight of the programs, services and opportunities the school offered during the summer break. From the Summer at CHS program to Cyber Discovery Camp, mission trips and STREAM training, it was clear that summer months at CHS are just as busy and rewarding as the regular school year.  More than 1,200 students registered for the 51 courses offered through Summer at CHS. Whether it was...

09.06.17
Big Orange Wave Opens Season With Convincing Win

Like so many seasons past, the CHS cross country team opened with a convincing victory in the Bayou Boogie meet at Highland Road Park. The Bears compiled a low score of 39, besting runner-up John Curtis (105 points) by a comfortable margin on a boggy course. The Big Orange Wave were paced by junior Collin Hedges (16:28), who finished third, and fellow junior James Lalonde (16:31), who placed fifth. Christopher Cuntz ran seventh (16:49), Ben Langley placed eleventh (17:03) and Peter Kelly (17:09) rounded out the top five, finishing thirteenth. The Bears dominated the rest of the competition, including 5A...

09.06.17
Bears Win In Dramatic Fashion On Last Play Of The Game

The Bears decided to gift Gabe Fertitta with a dramatic, heart-pounding, last second win in his first game as CHS head football coach. The Bears and Parkview Baptist combined to score thirty-two points in the fourth quarter, a quarter that saw multiple lead changes and the winning score of 27-25 coming with no time on the clock. Cameron Dartez found Forrest Roy for a 12 yard completion in the back corner of the endzone as the final horn sounded. The play highlighted the perserverance of the Bears, who scored twice in the last three minutes plus to overcome the Eagles. The final,...

09.01.17
CHS Men's Club Hosts 82nd Annual Stag Barbecue

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, the CHS Men’s Club hosted its 82nd annual Stag Barbecue fundraiser.  Nearly 1,000 guests gathered to reconnect with old friends and feast on an incredible steak dinner with all the fixin’s. From faculty and staff, to parents, alumni and friends of the school, everyone enjoyed a wonderful evening of fellowship and great food. All proceeds from the event will be used to help support the mission and programs at Catholic High School.  The Men's Club has a long tradition of service to the Catholic High School community. The purpose of the club is to support...

08.31.17
BBN Broadcast Team Ready For Kickoff

John Burke, Dixon McMakin ’05 and David Butler ’77 will once again team-up to be the voices of the Bears on 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge and the Bruin Broadcast Network's live stream for the 2017 season.  Burke, a graduate of LSU and veteran sports announcer with over 150 high school games to his credit, will be the Bears’ play-by-play man.“My experience with the CHS football program goes all the way back to 1997, when I was working in local TV sports. I’ve always admired the teams - they are prepared, they play hard and the coaching staff does things the...

08.31.17
Fifty-Nine CHS Alumni and Students Named AP Scholars by College Board

Fifty-nine students in the Catholic High School Class of 2017, 2018 and 2019 have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams. Andrew Ford, Nicholas Mueller and Alexandre Van Biersel qualified for the National AP Scholar which is granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. William Aguillard, Christopher Alumbaugh, Matthew Berdon, Hall Michael Braud, Zachary Crawford, Patrick...

08.31.17
Four CHS Students Represent Louisiana at National Judicial Competition

Catholic High students, Spencer Heitman, Drake Brignac, Jack Rittenberry and Stewart Roeling were chosen to participate in the National Judicial Competition in Chicago this past August. They represented Louisiana along with eleven other students from across the state. The candidates were chosen after an initial application and interview with Youth and Government alumni representatives. Knowledge of government and legal processes as well as an ability to articulate ideas and speak publicly were part of the selection criteria. This year was Louisiana’s first time to send a delegation and compete with delegates from 26 other states. NJC is facilitated by the...