The Honor Code and the Honor Board at Catholic High School were created and installed in 1997 as a result of student initiative. All members of the board are elected by students and faculty members. The Honor Code is presented below:
With the following policies and procedures, students attending Catholic High School will feel a sense of responsibility for maintaining the high moral and ethical standards set forth by the Mission Statement of Catholic High School. Such empowerment will promote a sense of school pride and spirit.
This honor system, which promotes discipline and accountability, is based on self-respect and respect for the entire community of Catholic High School, including its students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. The honor code provides individuals with the opportunity to develop physically, emotionally, academically and spiritually in an atmosphere of trust.
On my honor, I will do my own work, uphold the ideals of Catholic High School and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, protect the good name of the school and see that all others do the same. I vow to transmit the school greater and better than it was transmitted to me.
I will do my own work both in and out of school. I will not plagiarize the work or ideas of others, nor will I allow another student to use any part of my work as his own.
I will not lie. I will not forge the signature of another student, my parent, a teacher or authority on notes or school documents including, but not necessarily limited to, reports, tests or status reports.
I will report myself to the honor board for any infringement of the above rules and regulations. I will ask another student to report himself to the honor board for any infringement of these rules and regulations. I will report to the honor board another student who fails to report himself when asked to do so.
|Mr. Pete Boudreaux||8th Grade Class Counselor|
|Mr. Chris Redden||Freshman Class Counselor|
|Ms. Cathy Robichaux||Sophomore Class Counselor, Department Chair|
|Mrs. Shelley Reinecke||Junior Class Counselor|
|Mrs. Sherry Brouillette||Senior Class Counselor, Director of College Counseling|
|Mrs. Jennifer Thibodeaux||Senior Class Counselor, College Counselor|
|Brother Ray Hebert, S.C.||Counselor and Chaplain|
|Mrs. Laura Laney||Counseling Secretary|
It is the goal of the Counseling Center to guide each student in his academic, vocational and college planning, as well as to evaluate his present progress in school. If a student encounters difficulty in the classroom or at home, whether it is poor grades, personal conflicts, or any problem he wishes to discuss, any counselor will gladly lend assistance. If, however, additional professional help is needed for a student, his parents will be consulted about referral to another specialized person or agency.
Counselors are available to you, and you may contact your son's counselor to schedule an appointment. In fact, we encourage your requests for our assistance in helping your son to achieve his potential. If a counselor is not available, please send an email or leave a voicemail, and the counselor will respond as soon as possible.
If your son has a type of disability or special condition that you feel might affect his performance in school, we urge you to let us know. Realizing that students are sometimes very self-conscious about a problem, we use great discretion in releasing this information. However, we do feel that teachers and counselors who deal directly with your son can be more effective if they are aware of your son's special needs.
For your son's protection, if he must use any type of medication during the school day, we ask that you send it to Mrs. Laney in the Counseling Center. You must complete and sign a consent form in order for us to dispense medication at school. These forms are available in the Counseling Center.
The Counseling Center attempts to assist students through a comprehensive testing program. Please see the Student Handbook for testing information. Results of tests given in October are explained to students at school, and his results are provided to you through your son. If at anytime you desire to review your son's results with a counselor, please do not hesitate to call to arrange an appointment.
The Counseling Center is happy to assist your son with college preparations, college selections, scholarship needs and transcript releases. Graduates of 2016 received $25,058,809 (including TOPS) in scholarship/financial aid offerings. Mrs. Brouillette and Mrs. Thibodeaux, academic and personal counselors for seniors, visit their classrooms to explain the college admissions process and assist the seniors in processing their college applications.
Students received a Disclosure Statement from their grade-level counselor at the time of our initial classroom visits. The statement reads as follows:
Our primary obligation and loyalty is to you the student. Therefore, the information shared with us will be treated with the utmost respect. In general, we will tell no one of what you have confided in us. However, the ethical standards of our profession require us to disclose information to parents of minors when sharing such information may protect you or others from harm. In addition, it may be necessary to inform school officials of any intent to harm school property if such information becomes known to us through a counseling session.
Please know that sharing information from a counseling session will only be done after careful consideration, and every effort will be made to notify you in advance of our obligation and intention to disclose such information.
The college counselors assist students with advice about choosing a college to meet their interests, as well as completing college and scholarship applications. Also, counselors work with students to assess their aptitudes and interests and to explore career paths. A number of college-resource documents are available to students in the CHS Counseling Center
The college counselors for Catholic High School are Mrs. Jennifer Thibodeaux and Mrs. Sherry Brouillette. For the 2016 - 2017 school year, Mrs. Thibodeaux is working with seniors whose last names begin with A - J, while Mrs. Brouillette is working with students whose last names begin with K - Z. They can be contacted at the school at (225) 383-0397 or by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, the college counselors provide many services to parents and students including a college-information night and an application day. The CHS Counseling Center sponsors school visits by individual college representatives throughout the school year. They also work closely with the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) to assist in sponsoring a national college fair for CHS students and their parents.
Links to these databases, as well as usernames and passwords, can be found on the Library page through your Moodle account.
The libraries listed below have catalogs and databases which may be accessed online. Some services may require a current card from that library.
The State Library of Louisiana provides online databases for the use of Louisiana residents. To access these databases, get a library card from your local parish library. From the State Library of Louisiana’s homepage, select “Statewide Services”. Select “Electronic Resources” from the listings on the right side of the page. Click on “Louisiana Library Connection” and type in the barcode number that is located on the back of your library card. Access to some databases depends on the parish you reside. However, all Louisiana residents have access to the following:
MLA citation resources are available on the Library's Edline page. Current editions of the MLA Handbook are available in the Library for reference.
Catholic High School offers a summer program for students that are interested in academics, the arts and athletics. Students as young as five years old can experience the excitement of the CHS summer program. The age and grade level listed for each course indicates the student's August 2017 status. Students should only enroll in ONE Strength and Speed course. If planning to participate in multiple sports, enroll for the sport that occurs first in the year.
Courses fill up quickly, so please complete the online registration as soon as possible. A $25 administrative fee will be assessed on registrations received within a week of a course's start date.
Click here to register for 2017 Summer at CHS
The Student Handbook is a source of basic information CHS students need for carrying out their course of study. It is the official source of school policies and requirements for participation in academic, extracurricular and informal activities at Catholic High School. The handbook provides parents with information to enable them to assist and support the efforts and activities of their sons.
Download the most current version of the Catholic High Student Handbook here (2.5Mb PDF file).
In a setting which is individualized and personal, our school counseling programs assist students to learn about themselves, their interpersonal relationships, and behaviors that advance their personal development.
Catholic High School is dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the spiritual, moral, emotional, intellectual, social and physical growth of each student.
As CHS strives to nurture within each student the belief that we are all created by a personal and a loving God who cares for us and desires that we share with Him His life of happiness, our goal is to work in partnership with parents in developing in their sons a sense of responsibility to God, to themselves and to their fellow human beings.
The school strives to help each student to develop a realistic and positive self-image, thus enabling him to be a substantial and happy individual.
CHS believes learning requires a disciplined atmosphere that fosters both personal freedom and responsibility for one's decisions.
2017 - 2018 CHS Summer Reading List
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CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
April 13, 2017
Detention for today has been cancelled.
Students should check in the Bookstore for lost items. In addition, if you found an item please bring it to the Bookstore. Items with names on them will be kept until the 1st week after break. All other items will be donated to a local charity after today.
Tuxedoes to Geaux will be on campus today during lunch periods in the mall to hand out and take new orders of tuxedoes. If you ordered a tuxedo and do not have payment today, please go see Mr. Mel to discuss. If you need to order a tuxedo, you do not have to pay until delivered.
The 2017 Leadership Convocation will be held on Monday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gym. Students who are being honored should check their email for an important message from Mrs. Vidrine. Dress for the event is coat and tie. Please park in the Westmoreland and Claycut parking lots and arrive no later than 6:15 p.m. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Vidrine before leaving campus today.
Attention all students taking AP tests in May: There is a mandatory AP Pre-administration session on Monday, April 24 at 3:00 pm in the Union. Please see Ms. Vance in the Assistant Principal’s office if you have a conflict or any questions.
Come out and support the Lacrosse team as they face off in the 2nd round playoff game against St. Thomas More next Saturday, April 22nd at 1:00 pm. at Cougar Stadium in Lafayette. The winner of this game will be the 2017 District Champion and move forward to the semifinal round of the State Playoffs. Go Bears!!
Anyone interested in joining Student Council for next year, must attend one of the mandatory meetings, Tuesday April 25th at 3:00 pm or Wednesday April 26th at 7:00 am. Both meetings will be in room 270. Any questions, please contact Ms. Conroy or Mr. D. Losavio.
Congratulations to the CHS Golf team on their runner-up finish in the Baton Rouge Metro Championship match yesterday at Carter Plantation. The Bears move on to the District Championship next Tuesday at Pelican Point with the first flight at 11:00 am. Good luck Bears!
"Our respect, pardon and unconditional love for the young people entrusted to us radiates from the love of Jesus for us. We try to be a sign to the young men of Catholic High School of His compassion, as we challenge them to a sense of personal responsibility."
Brother Ray Hebert, SC, Guidance Department