03.22.17
Seniors Shadow A Career Mentor For A Day

On Monday, March 20, senior students participated in a job shadowing assignment. Seniors were given a day off from school to shadow a mentor of their choice for a minimum of six hours. Students were encouraged to select mentors in a career that interest them the most. “One of the best ways to decide what you want to major in and what you want your career to be is to observe people who are working in that field already,” said school counselor Cathy Robichaux. “See what the day-to-day would be like from the inside.” One of the main goals of...

03.17.17
Engineering Design Class Visits LSU's School Of Engineering

Mrs. Jeannette Thompson's engineering design class visited the School of Engineering on the LSU campus on Wednesday, March 15. Students reviewed concepts from class on several engineering disciplines while visiting the LSU Petroleum Engineering Research and Technology Transfer Laboratory (PERTT Lab), La House Agricultural Research Center, the School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Participants had the opportunity to talk to engineering students, professors and Andrew Osborn, the LSU recruiting and outreach manager of engineering....

03.13.17
Physics Class Builds Mouse Trap Race Cars

The mouse trap race car project is an opportunity to reinforce some kinematic concepts in physics. Because physics is taught one idea at a time using one set of equations for that idea, it is difficult to see the interconnection of physics principals and equations. Projects, like the mouse trap race car, are designed to show students that physics formulas and physics concepts work together to define complex systems around them. The race car we use has three adjustable components - the wheel diameter, the lever arm length and the mouse trap location. These combine for 18 possible race configurations. One part...

03.09.17
CHS Senior Invited To Join International Business Of The Americas Program

CHS senior Benton Alford has been invited to join the International Business of the Americas (IBA) program at the University of South Carolina. The program, which is part of the university's Sonoco International Business Department and the Undergraduate Division of the Darla Moore School of Business, is an intensive four year course of study that develops undergraduate students into professionals who can operate and succeed in the North and South American business environment. Similar to other international tracks within the department, students form a cohort group of 40 students - 20 from USC and 20 from Universidad de Chile. Cohort...

03.08.17
CHS Senior Selected To Attend Prestigious International Business Program

CHS senior Mathew Howell has been selected as a Capstone Scholar to participate in the University of South Carolina’s international business program at the American University of Cairo, Egypt. Upon completion of his first two semesters in South Carolina, Mathew will attend the American University in Cairo for two years, where he will study Arabic and international business before returning to South Carolina. Ranked as the #1 international business program in the U.S., the University of South Carolina’s international business school is designed to be an intensive four-year program that creates future global business leaders, particularly in their region of...

03.07.17
CHS Students Place Sixth In LA High School Tech Challenge

Catholic High students placed sixth in the 11th annual Louisiana High School Technology Challenge. CHS had 15 seniors and juniors collaborating in the creation of 3 projects and a scavenger hunt during the four-hour competition.  This year, students created a 60-second video sharing tips about a healthier lifestyle. Brainstorming resulted in a unique idea for an app. The video demonstrated the app in use, showing the health benefits it produced.  Another group created a spreadsheet identifying costs for a canoe camping trip, using formulas and charts to convince frugal parents that the money would be well spent.  A third group created a PowerPoint...

02.21.17
Six CHS Seniors Advance In Knights Of Columbus CYLA Scholarship Program

Six Catholic High seniors have been selected by their respective Knights of Columbus Councils to advance in the Catholic Youth Leadership Award Scholarship Program (CYLA). Hayden Denham (Council 4030), William Martin (Council 3743), Daniel Ourso (Council 10455), Lance Rodriguez II (Council 9692), Michael Ross (Council 5530) and Andrew Schoonmaker (Council 9247) will now compete at the Diocesan level with other Council nominees. In March, each of the seven Dioceses will select one senior boy and one senior girl finalist to compete at the state competition for a $4,000 scholarship. The state CYLA finals will be held at St. Joseph Academy...

02.20.17
CHS Students Shine At YMCA Youth And Government Conference

Catholic High students from all grades participated in the 55th Louisiana YMCA Youth Legislature Conference. Students debated in the House of Representatives, Senate and Supreme Court gaining a unique insight into how the American legislative system works. Seven students' bills were signed into law, and three students won awards for outstanding bills. Catholic High senior and Speaker of the House Ben Smith said, “This year our delegates performed so well. They made connections with students from around the state and at every turn promoted the values of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.” Sophomore Spencer Hietman and freshman Luke Bella’s...

02.13.17
CHS And SJA Host 10th Annual College Planning Seminar

Catholic High School and St. Joseph’s Academy hosted its tenth annual College Planning Seminar on Sunday, Feb. 12 at CHS. The program was designed for CHS and SJA juniors and their parents to learn about the college admissions process. Representatives from LSU, Tulane University, ULL, Saint Louis University and Louisiana Tech were on hand to meet students, answer questions and offer advice. The evening began with SJA senior Madison Hasenkampf sharing words of advice to juniors about her personal experience with college admissions. President of LSU F. King Alexander discussed the different opportunities at LSU and stressed the importance of...

02.10.17
Senior Byrne Kennedy Spends "A Day With The Doctors"

Senior Byrne Kennedy was selected to participate in "A Day with the Doctors" at Tulane School of Medicine on Wednesday, Feb. 8. A Day with the Doctor is a one-day interactive program that offers high school students who have an interest in becoming a physician, an opportunity to experience doctors’ daily activities and life on the Tulane School of Medicine’s campus. Kennedy, along with 31 other participants, had the opportunity to meet with medical students at Tulane and discuss the admission requirements for medical school. Participants were taken through a rotation of various activities led by the medical students including...

02.09.17
Glen Randow To Retire After 40 Years Of Service

After 40 years of service at Catholic High School, Director of Alumni Relations Glen Randow will retire at the end of July. “The opportunity to be associated with Catholic High School for 40 years has been a fantastic experience. I owe so much to the Catholic High family: Brothers of the Sacred Heart, the faculty and staff, the students and athletes as well as  members of the alumni association and alumni board," said Randow. Randow was the CHS head basketball coach for 23 years, and he remains the winningest basketball coach in Catholic High School history. His teams appeared in...

02.08.17
Engineering Class Learns About Haz Mat Safety From The Pros

The Haz Mat Unit from the Baton Rouge Fire Department came to campus on Wednesday, Feb. 8, to give Mrs. Jeanette Thompson’s senior engineering class a demonstration on how to handle hazardous materials. The class was introduced to different devices used in hazardous situations and learned how they are used to safely secure area. Students were assigned roles for different scenarios involving hazardous materials. They had to utilize different tools and techniques to secure the leaks. Thank you to the Haz Mat Team for simulating this interactive learning experience. Engineering Design Class - Hazardous Materials Demonstration from Catholic High School...

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