11.14.17
CHS Taste Fair and Auction: A Wonderful Evening of Bids and Bites

The Catholic High School Alumni Association and the CHS Mothers’ Club hosted the CHS Taste Fair & Auction on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in the school gym. More than 525 alumni, guests and friends of Catholic High School gathered to experience a wonderful evening of great food and beverages, and exciting silent auction items. Guests were treated to samples from 29 area restaurants, caterers and beverage distributors.  The chairman of the Taste Fair was Kyle Smith ’95, joined by fellow Alumni Association board members, Monty Buckles ’93, Bryan Hart ’98, Stephen Berthelot ’92, Steven Cheatham `97, Buddy Webre `53, John-Paul...

11.09.17
OPEN HOUSE | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 | 4:30 - 7 PM

On Thursday, Nov. 9, Catholic High School will host its 31st annual open house for prospective students from 4:30 – 7 p.m. Young men in grades 6-8 and their parents are invited to tour the campus, meet faculty and students, and experience firsthand what makes CHS so special. Catholic High School is a Brothers of the Sacred Heart School, and was founded in 1894. For 123 years, CHS has set the standard for excellence in education for young men in Baton Rouge and the surrounding area. With state-of-the-art facilities, engaging and innovative academic programs and more than 40 extracurricular and...

11.05.17
CHS Honors Grizzly Greats At Tailgate

Catholic High hosted the 2017 Grizzly Greats Athletic Hall of Fame Tailgate at the CHS vs. Broadmoor game on Friday, Nov. 3 at Olympia Stadium. Current Grizzly Greats gathered to welcome new members and their families into the elite group. The food was prepared by the CHS Men’s Club. 2017 inductees Patrick Coogan '93 and Corey Gaines '94 were introduced on the field before kickoff with current Grizzly Great members and were presented with their Hall of Fame jackets. Two inductees, Major Applewhite '97 and Donald Jones '99 were unable to attend the ceremony. All four inductees will be officially...

10.18.17
Support CHS With the sLocal App

CHS invites you to become part of the CHS sLocal community by purchasing the sLocal app. sLocal is an app that supports local schools, serves local businesses and generates a tremendous consumer savings. The sLocal app uniquely allows local businesses to promote savings and discounts to its users.  The sLocal app costs $2.99/month, or $33/year, and 25 percent of that subscription is dedicated to the school of the user’s choice. In addition to supporting CHS and local businesses, the use of the app will result in significant savings for individual users. For more information about sLocal, click here.  To sign...

10.13.17
2017 CHS Golf Classic - A Great Time For A Great Cause

The Catholic High School Alumni Association hosted the 2017 Golf Classic on Friday, October 6, at Santa Maria Golf Course. A great day of golf was enjoyed by 126 golfers, including 55 alumni of CHS, in near perfect weather conditions. The 2017 CHS Golf Classic Committee was chaired by Kevin Kleinpeter `92.   Special Thanks to Our 2017 CHS Golf Classic Sponsors Title Sponsor Performance Contractors, Inc. Grizzly Sponsors AMS Financial Solutions Group Bank of America  Cajun Industries, LLC Champion Wealth Strategies  Kean Miller, LLP Lyons Specialty Company, LLC Ritter Maher Architects/Tipton Associates     Cart Sponsors Cypress Title Hays and...

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.      ...

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...

08.17.17
Stuart Sonnier '92 Named CHS Finance Director

Catholic High School is pleased to announce that Stuart Sonnier ’92, has joined the Catholic High School Finance Office as finance director. Sonnier, a native of Louisiana, earned a degree in business administration from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and is a licensed CPA with more than 15 years of accounting and finance experience. Before returning to Louisiana in 2002, Sonnier had the opportunity to work for accounting firms in Paris, France, and Boston, MA. Most recently, he was the chief financial officer for Zehnder Communications, Inc. Stuart is married to Jessica Sonnier.  ...

06.16.17
CHS Trio Making Dreams Come True

By: William Weathers                                                                           The seeds for such dreams were sewn long before they ever reached Catholic High School or LSU. They were played out on youth league fields when Jordan Romero '13 and Josh Smith '16 were first teammates with the Baton Rouge Tigers, finishing as high as third in a national tournament. Romero was the first to arrive at Catholic High, followed...

05.17.17
Tennis Team Hosts Inaugural CHS Tour of Champions

Alumni and members of the local tennis community had the opportunity to compete against the Catholic High state champion tennis team at the inaugural CHS Tour of Champions. Guests competing against the high school champions included local tennis professionals, past nationally ranked junior tennis players as well as Catholic High alumni who also won State when they competed at CHS. Highland road was the site where two Shreveport natives amassed the most wins. Jonathan Howard, a nationally ranked junior and state champion at Loyola College Prep, as well as fellow Shreveport native and state champion at Byrd High School, Jonathan...

05.15.17
Jenny Ridge Joins Staff In CHS Office of Advancement

Catholic High School is pleased to announce that Jenny Ridge has joined the staff of the Catholic High School Office of Advancement. Ridge will serve as the new Associate Director of Alumni Relations, replacing Barbara Camp who retired after 19 years of dedicated service to CHS. For the past nine years, Ridge has worked in development and communications for the Mental Health Association of Greater Baton Rouge. She established and implemented several fundraising events for the association, while also being responsible for grant writing, where she was awarded numerous grants to support MHA.  Her dedication to volunteerism epitomized her drive as...

02.17.17
More Than 100 Guests Enjoy CHS Men's Club Guys' Night Out!

The Catholic High School Men’s Club hosted its second Guys’ Night Out on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The event was an opportunity to thank current members for their continued support of CHS, and for prospective members to learn about the Men’s Club and how they too can get involved. The evening began with a social hour, where old friends reconnected and newcomers had the opportunity to meet and mingle with current members. Pre-meal festivities also included a $5 raffle for a Carbon Steel Texas Style BBQ Pit valued at $350. Congratulations to Jay Christina for winning the raffle.  Following the...

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