E. D. White Catholic Monthly Updates
August 2017
In This Issue

Upcoming Events
September 21
Homecoming Mass
at 9:29 A.M.

Homecoming Pep Rally
 at 6:00 P.M.

September 22
September 23

September 30

October 25
EDW Open House

Quick Links
First Day Back
The first day back for faculty and staff was on August 7. President Tim Robichaux surprised everyone with a trip to Creole Lanes in Houma for a morning of bowling and then lunch at Oak Alley Plantation.  Bingo was played on the coach busses during the trip with a gift card for each winner.

Anniversary Celebrations

Faculty and staff members were recognized during orientation on August 9 for their years at E. D. White Catholic.  President Tim Robichaux and Principal Michelle Chiasson handed out gifts to each member who celebrated an anniversary year.

Thank you to the following for their years of dedicated service: 

  Mary Cortez - 10 Years
 Dana Lefort - 10 Years
Alisha Bergeron -15 Years 
Gwen Duet - 15 Years 
Marcey Zeringue - 20 Years

Jane Bourgeois -35 Years

Chris Diket - 35 Years
Orientation Day

The first day of school for students was Orientation day on August 10.  Members of the eighth grade class are pictured in the main gym before the start of their day.  The first full day of classes was August 11.

First Mass of the Year

The first school-wide Mass with Most Rev. Shelton J. Fabre was held August 15 for the Feast of the Assumption and was sponsored by Campus Ministry.


Senior Lock-In

Members of the Class of 2018 are pictured dressed in costumes for the senior lock-in held in the main gym on August 11.  

Junior Olympics

Junior Olympics was held August 18 from 6:30 - 8:30 P.M. in the main gym.  The 8th graders divided into small groups and visited different game stations.  The event was a great way for the 8th grade class to get to know and interact with their fellow classmates.

Student Spends Time in Haiti

Junior Aidan Blanchard is pictured in Haiti where she spent some of her summer and said that she hopes to return for a longer period of time this coming year.

"Haiti was such an amazing experience. I was told about the trip by two of my really close friends and I finally decided to go because I have a passion of serving others and I know that the people of Haiti need our help," said Blanchard.

She said that throughout the week, she helped people start chicken farms back up, provided air mattresses for people and gave food and supplies to 75 families in need. "It was truly a life changing experience. It's amazing to see how these caring people take care of each other. This trip taught me that it doesn't matter how much you have, we all need to look out for each other."  

Information can be found at haitimissioninc.com.

Key Club

Key Club members traveled to San Antonio to participate in ICON during the 2017 convention July 5-9. The event holds more than 1,600 Key Clubbers from all across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. 

Attendees shared innovative service project and fundraising ideas, listened to speakers, learned about servant leadership, trained for leadership positions, and discovered new charities and organizations.

Welcome Back Night

Junior Caroline Bernard is pictured during Back to School Night on August 23 helping a parent to class.  Parents were able to follow their child's schedule and meet their teachers for the 2017-2018 school year.

Mothers Club News

The Mothers Club has been busy during the month of August welcoming students back to school with special treats and also hosting a social for new eighth grade moms.
Coffee at the Cardinal Cafe will be returning along with other special events being planned by Mothers Club.

"Thank you to all of the mothers who joined Mothers Club this season. We are looking forward to having you all be a part of a great organization," said  Mothers Club Member Rhonda Avants.
For any questions about membership, please contact Gwen Marino at (985) 227-3074.    

Teacher Highlight

This is Kyle Lasseigne's 17th year at E. D. White.  He has been a teacher for 22 years overall, starting his career at Assumption High School.

Lasseigne held the position of head varsity football coach at EDW for 10 years, and also coached track and basketball.  He currently teaches physics, serves as Assistant Athletic Director and serves as 8th grade football coach.
He received his B.S. in Microbiology from LSU in 1992 and then spent three years at LSU Medical School. In 1995, he left LSU and began teaching science at Assumption.

After he left medical school, Lasseigne said that he wanted to pursue what would make him happy. "I knew that coaching would do that for me so I began coaching and teaching under my mentor, Coach Don Torres at Assumption. Being the most spiritual and genuine person I know, Coach Torres provided the foundation for my coaching philosophy. After leaving Assumption I returned to my alma mater and began coaching and teaching here." 

"I've learned many valuable lessons as a teacher and coach, but I've lived my profession through the thought, 'You will be remembered by the way you make people feel.' I've been honored to have taught and coached so many wonderful young people through my years. They really have provided the inspiration to keep pushing when times are tough," he said.

We are looking for alumni updates to put into  the next edition of the Cardinal Courier. If you or  someone you know has recently married, added a new addition to their family, or know of an alum or friend of EDW who has passed, please email Kaye Constant at kconstant@htdiocese.org.
Pave Your Way to a Better Future  
Helping tradition embrace the future
brick by brick

Engraved bricks provide an opportunity to remember a loved one, or special event, to commemorate your years at E. D. White Catholic High School, or to serve as a great gift to family and friends!

Your engraved brick will be located outside of Harvey Peltier Stadium.

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