06.14.17
CHS Ultimate Team Presents National Championship Trophy to CHS

The CHS Ultimate team, Bayou Hazard, presented their National Championship trophy to the school on Tuesday, June 15. The Bears defeated nationally ranked No. 2 Lakeside of Seattle to take home the national title in Rockford, Illinois. This is the first team in Catholic High history to win a national title.  “At the beginning of the year, this group of guys said that they wanted to compete for the national title,” said ultimate coach Michael Aguilar. “The other coaches and I laid out a schedule for them that meant coming to school at 6 a.m., that meant additional practice time...

06.07.17
CHS Ultimate Team: 2017 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS - Wow!   The Catholic High Ultimate Team defeated nationally-ranked #2 Lakeside of Seattle, 13-10, last weekend to capture the ultimate frisbee high school national championship. The national title is believed to be the first of any kind for any team competing in Catholic High history.   The Bears went 6-0 in the national tourney held in Rockford, Illinois. Five of the victories came against nationally ranked opponents.  CHS came into the tourney ranked 12th nationally and was the 5 seed in Rockford. Lakeside was the 2 seed. The Bears finished the 2017 season with a 32-3 record...

05.10.17
Juniors Compete in LA High School Bass Fishing State Championship

Louisiana has long been billed as "The Sportsman's Paradise" because of its unending outdoor possibilities.  Two juniors, Jordan Davenport and Ian Madere, have taken advantage of those limitless possibilities and have brought bass fishing to Catholic High. The two Bears competed in the B.A.S.S. Louisiana High School State Championship on April 28 and 29.  The fishing tournament was launched out of Bayside Marina in Pierre Part with the weigh-in at Bass Pro in Denham Springs.  The CHS duo finished eighth of 92 high school teams with a five fish limit of 10.7 pounds. Davenport and Madere qualified for the B.A.S.S....

05.10.17
CHS Students Excel on National Latin Exam

Fifty-four Latin students won awards for their outstanding performance on the 2017 National Latin Exam in March. The NLE is an annual academic contest sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League. More than 150,000 students across the country and the world participate in the exam. Questions cover topics on Latin grammar, reading comprehension, mythology, derivatives, literature, Roman life, history, geography, oral Latin and Latin in use in the modern world. These young Latin scholars will be honored at the Academic Convocation in the Fall. Latin II students Grant Alumbaugh ’19, Hunter Doiron ’19 and Philip...

05.08.17
CHS Bear Bots Robotics Team Places 2nd At Spring RARC Competition

Catholic High placed 2nd in the Spring RARC Competition at STEM Academy of Pointe Coupee. The Bear Bots Robotics Team, which specializes in smaller robots, programmed their robot to navigate along the road, stopping at each colored circle. Students also wired the robot so that when it identified the correct color, it flashed a corresponding LED light. The final task for the robot was to sense and stop if an obstacle was placed in the path of the robot. Members of the Bear Bots High School team included Brandon Bourgeois, Michael deGraauw, Evan Goldsmith and Kevin Oubre. The 8th grade...

04.26.17
Students Recognized At Leadership Convocation

Student leaders were honored at the Leadership Convocation Monday, April 24, 2017. Catholic High senior Andrew Schoonmaker, president of B.A.D.D., led the opening prayer.  CHS faculty members Charles Jumonville and Scott Manning introduced club officers and their moderators who presented the officers with certificates and pins. Nancy Herin, director of student activities, presented certificates and pins to district, regional and state officers, Honor Board officers and the Student Council officers for 2016-2017. Also honored were members of the Honor Band, Honor Choir and District Rally winners.  CHS Principal Lisa Harvey and Dr. Tom Eldringhoff, assistant principal for discipline, presented special...

04.24.17
CHS Weightlifters Win Championship!

The Catholic High Bears weightlifting team won the Louisiana State Weightlifting Championship on Saturday, April 15. This was the team’s 19th state title in olympic style weightlifting. Ben Miles had the meet’s heaviest lifts for the Bears. He snatched 205 lbs. and clean & jerked 324 lbs., for a total of 529 lbs. Medal winners for the Bears were: GOLD – Caleb Sanders (47kg Class), Luke Romano (56 kg Class), M.J. Coates (69 kg Class), Parker Smith (94 kg Class), Ben Miles (105+ kg Class) SILVER – Grant Gallegos (69 kg Class), Andrew Gauthier (85 kg Class), Chris Cameron (105...

04.06.17
Three Catholic High Students Invited To Attend Conference On National Affairs

Three Catholic High students were invited to attend the YMCA Conference on National Affairs as members of the Louisiana Delegation. Senior Ben Smith and juniors Dalton Major and Drake Brignac were selected to be delegates for their debating skills, mastery of public policy and dedication to public service. For senior Ben Smith and junior Drake Brignac, this will be their second time to attend the conference. “It is an honor to be invited and even more of an honor to represent our state and school on a national level,” said Major. The Conference on National Affairs brings together 600 delegates...

04.06.17
BEAR Metal Robotics Team Competes In Bayou Regional

The robotics club recently participated in the annual Bayou Regional competition of FIRST Robotics. First Robotics is a national organization which promotes student learning in science, technology and engineering by hosting a nation wide game each year. Teams that participate must build a robot which overcomes various challenges during a game match. In January, the completion theme is revealed along with the match challenges. Teams are given six weeks to build a robot to compete in a regional competition venue of their choosing. This year, the BEAR Metal team placed 28th out of 60 teams. The BEAR Metal team continues...

04.05.17
Ultimate Team Selling Boiled Crawfish As Fundraiser For Nationals

On Friday, April 7, the CHS Ultimate team will be selling boiled crawfish prepared by Tramonte’s Local Meat and Seafood Market to raise money for the team to attend a national ultimate tournament. The CHS Ultimate team has been invited to the inaugural National High School Invite. A tournament that pits the top 16 teams in the country against each other in the first attempt at a High School Ultimate national championship in the modern era of youth Ultimate. The tournament is in Rockford, Illinois, and, as you can imagine, there are plenty of costs associated with making that trip....

04.04.17
Robotics Club Hosts Robotics Competition For Middle And High School Students

The Bear Bots Robotics Club held the first Catholic High Robotics Competition for middle and high school students on Friday, March 24.  Lego Mindstorm robots were designed and programmed to sumo wrestle within a 3-foot diameter ring. The robots were completely autonomous and had to push each other out of the ring. The first robot that touched the outside of the ring lost the round. Through a double-elimination process, all teams competed against each other at least once.   Winners of the competition were West Feliciana Middle School, first place; STEM Academy of Pointe Coupee, second place; and Catholic High...

04.04.17
Band To Perform Small Ensembles Concert Free To The Public

Come out and support the Band program as they perform their Small Ensembles Concert on Tuesday, April 11, in the Gym. The Percussion Ensemble, Concert Band, and Jazz Band will be featured. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and admission is free. We hope to see you there!...

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