The mission of Saint Stanislaus, a Catholic boarding and day school for young men, is to form each student to Gospel values by nurturing his spiritual, academic, and physical growth in a place of sanctuary structured to embody the charism of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.
February 2, 2017
Alumni Reunion
Class of 1968

Dear Saint Stanislaus Alumni and Friends,

To all alumni who attended, to those alumni who could not make it but sent well wishes, and to all those alumni who plan to attend next year: THANK YOU!

One of the most inspiring aspects of the evening, as always, was the camaraderie and renewal of old Rock-a-Chaw friendships. Whether you were in the presence of the wise men who graduated 50 or more years ago or were witness to the vibrance of the 10-year graduates, it was evident that Saint Stanislaus produces men who cherish and nurture their lifelong friendships and who strongly support their alma mater. We enjoy many longstanding traditions at Saint Stanislaus, but this is one of the most enduring and treasured.

Thank you again for a very successful and enjoyable Alumni Reunion. Please stay in touch and God bless!

Class of 1978

Class of 1993

Juniors and Seniors "March for Life" in Washington, D.C. 

from left: Cameron Bishop, Nicholas Ray, and Alex Rimmer stand before the U.S. Supreme Court after marching from the National Mall. 
Ten Saint Stanislaus juniors and seniors attended the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19. Students joined tens of thousands of others, marching from the National Mall to the Supreme Court.

Students marched in support of the idea that, as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has outlined, " human life is sacred and ... the dignity of the human person is  the foundation of a moral vision for society."

Saint Stanislaus's group, which included religion teacher Ashton Cagnolatti and English teacher Josh Foreman, shared a charter bus with other groups from the Diocese of Biloxi. The drive to D.C. took about 15 hours. Once in D.C., students attended a Mass and rally on the campus of George Mason University and spent a day marching and interacting with other pro-life attendees. 

The group also had a chance to sight-see
The march was preceded by a Mass and prayer service on the campus of George Mason University. 
. Students visited the Lincoln Memorial, National World War II Memorial, several Smithsonian museums, the White House, and Arlington National Cemetery, where they witnessed the famed changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 

On the way back to Bay St. Louis, students stopped at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Petersburg, Va., where they attended Mass and ate a supper of pasta provided by the Knights of Columbus.
Saint Stanislaus hosts 100 fifth-graders for first Exploring Science Day 

Saint Stanislaus recently hosted its first ever Exploring Science Day, inviting fifth-grade students from local Catholic and Christian elementary schools to use the expertise and facilities of both the Stanislaus STEM and Marine Science programs. 

Over 100 fifth graders - girls and boys from Holy Trinity, Coast Episcopal, St. Vincent de Paul, and St. Charles Borromeo in Picayune - spent the day on the Stanislaus campus working with Stanislaus teachers, Marine Science student interns and high school STEM students.

In the Marine Science component of the day, Saint Stanislaus and Our Lady Academy Marine Science interns led the students in teams through a series of seven stations, each devoted to a specific aspect of marine science study. The goal of this part of the day was to immerse the young students in the active study of the aquaculture that is our coastal home. 

Students prepared oyster gardens for an ecosystem experiment, examined recently collected phytoplankton and zooplankton samples under microscopes, conducted water quality tests, observed various marine animal dissections, made their own fish prints, observed live ROV footage in the Gulf of Mexico from NOAA's ship Okeanos Explorer, and learned about the marine science lab's aquarium tanks and their inhabitants. Letha Boudreaux, director of the Marine Science program at Saint Stanislaus, said she wanted to "expose students to the marine world, right outside their front door." "The more they know about our local ecosystem," she said, "the more likely they will become stewards for it."

"It was really cool to see all of the kids' different perspectives on the various areas of marine science," said senior Marine Science intern William Greer.

Saint Stanislaus STEM teacher Jeff Anderson and his STEM students helped teams of visiting students compete in designing and building a small scale model of a boat that would help transport a hefty load of blue crabs from point of catch to point of sale. The design challenge not only included buoyancy and capacity of the vehicle, but also efficient cost of building materials. 

Anderson said it was "very special for me to see young minds expanding as they do more than solve problems on paper. Science education should be hands on; after all, it is how we learn." 
Students code their own games  

In early December, Saint Stanislaus participated in
 Computer Science Education Week with daily coding activities in the library. 

Throughout the week, students coded their own games using a variety of languages and were encouraged to participate in contests sponsored by the National Honor Society. 

Gabe Sandoz won a Raspberry Pi for his squirrel hunt game, and Wallace St. Paul won a set of Cubelets for his Google Logo Design.  St. Paul included in his design a unique rendition of the Saint Stanislaus Fight Song! 
Been There: Lessons Through Experience 
Reconnecting with Saint Stanislaus Alumni
Brother Bernie Couvillion, S.C.
Faith development plays a major role during a student's experience at Saint Stanislaus. In fact, you don't have to look very far to learn about faith and how it is applied to a Saint Stanislaus education - you can read more here.

Brother Bernie Couvillion, S.C., has dedicated his life to the mission of integrating faith with our daily living. His commitment to Saint Stanislaus and campus ministry does not go unnoticed. With the help of Betsy Gagnet and others, Couvillion has been able to positively channel the energy and spirit of Saint Stanislaus students for many years. Proof of Couvillion's effort can be seen in accomplishments from last year:

  •  12 student body Masses were celebrated at Our Lady of the Gulf Parish and Brother Peter Gym.
  •  4 tri-school Masses brought together the entire student bodies of Saint Stanislaus, OLA, and Holy Trinity Catholic School. 
  •  50 student ministers were involved in giving retreats to 181 Saint Stanislaus 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. 
  •  50 years of racial integration at Saint Stanislaus brought  Brother Lee Barker and seven alums from 1966-67 to campus.
  •  18 (and rising) Kairos retreats have been held for Stanislaus boys and OLA girls since 2002. 
  •  61 juniors and seniors made Kairos retreats no. 17, and 188 student missionaries to Klagetoh received crosses in a sending service on Holy Thursday
  •  3,545 hours of student volunteer service during the year were presented to the Lord at Mass April 19


What inspired your faith while attending Saint Stanislaus? How did campus ministry give you the foresight to become who you are today? Are there any examples of your faith shining bright after Saint Stanislaus? If interested in sharing your thoughts and experiences, please contact
Dorm Life
An ongoing series, Dorm Life, chronicles the lives of our boarding students here at Saint Stanislaus. 

As the second half of the 2017-2018 academic year gets going, we asked our boarding students some very important questions: What did you do over Christmas break? What did you do during our recent "snow days"? 

Over the break almost all of our international students were able to go home. This included trips back to China, Vietnam, and Guatemala to see family and friends. United States-based boarding students enjoyed snowboarding, hunting in Texas, reviewing film for football, and traveling to Orlando to play in a basketball tournament. 

The overall consensus on what the boarding students did when school was closed due to cold weather? Sleep! 

Saint Stanislaus's dorm staff works hard to provide options for our international and domestic boarding students who cannot return home over holiday breaks when the dormitory is closed. This is especially important for those international students for whom a trip home is not feasible because of the time and expense involved. Some students stay with friends in the U.S. and some are able to participate in activities such as the annual student trip to Disney World in Florida over the Mardi Gras break. 

If you are ever interested in becoming a host "family" for a boarding student who may not have the luxury of returning home for a break, please contact Kristen Tusa ( for more information. 

Character Fund halfway to meeting goal 

Thank you to all who have donated thus far to this year's Character Fund. Thanks especially to the Saint  Stanislaus Alumni Board,  which has generously donated $30,000  towards the Character Fund and the  ACT Preparedness Program.

Saint Stanislaus is now halfway to its goal of raising $300,000! From now until May, the school has decided to add the "fun" to "fundraising" and has created a "Decade Challenge" on its Facebook page. Click here for more details.
Benefit enables completion of LED project 

from left: Jeremy Clark, Chef Jeffrey Hansell, and Brother Barry Landry, S.C. 
This year's benefit dinner, held in mid-December, had a very "Christmas" feel to it as the cocktail reception and dinner were held inside the beautifully decorated Southern Hotel in downtown Covington, Louisiana.

Hosted by Chef Jeffrey Hansell, class of '02, who owns the popular Oxlot 9 restaurant inside the hotel, the dinner received rave reviews by all who attended and included five courses with wine pairings.  

The benefit successfully raised the funds needed to complete the LED Installation Project at Saint Stanislaus. As part of the Saint Stanislaus Green Campaign, the campus-wide installation of LED bulbs and fixtures will provide reductions towards overall monthly utility costs; enhance the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and members of the public who visit Saint Stanislaus; as well as continue the school's conscious stewardship of our environment.

The project has been accepted into Mississippi Power's Energy Efficiency Program, and the physical installation will take place over the course of Mardi Gras break in mid-February.

A town-hall-style "Saint Stanislaus/LED Information Night" is being planned for April on the school's campus when invited guests, schools, and businesses may attend to hear firsthand how Saint Stanislaus went about the research, planning, coordinating, and completion of the project.
Stanislaus seniors, alum win awards at National Football Foundation banquet 

from left: Joe Gex, Saint Stanislaus head football coach Jeff Jordan, Brandon Tartavoulle, and Harrison Brewer
Two Saint Stanislaus seniors and a Saint Stanislaus alumnus won awards at the National Football Foundation - Gulf Coast Chapter awards banquet in January. 

Senior Brandon Tartavoulle won the Stephen Peterman Offensive Lineman of the Year award. Senior Harrison Brewer was awarded Saint Stanislaus's Scholar-Athlete Award. 

In addition, Joe Gex, class of '88, won the Lindy Callahan Distinguished American Award for Lifetime Service to Amateur Football. Gex was given the award for his service as a sports writer, volunteer and participant in high school football for 26 years. 

Read more about the awards banquet here
Athletics Update

Varsity - 10-15
Junior Varsity - 4-11
9th Grade - 9-7
8th Grade - 3-10
7th Grade - 0-14

Varsity - 14-3-1
Junior Varsity - 8-2-1
Junior High - 13-1-1
The varsity soccer team will, at home, face Lawrence County in the playoffs on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. 


The Saint Stanislaus Sailing Team displayed a fine performance at the Rock the New Year Regatta, held at Bay Waveland Yacht Club. Charlie Breath and Graham Kalom took first place in the regatta; Joshua and Joel Grumme took second place; and William Diaz, Jack Winstead, and Wallace St. Paul took third.

Where are they now?

Don Corr, Class of '77

Corr began working at the Georgia High School Association as an associate director in July 2017, coordinating the sports of volleyball, w
restling, and soccer. He also handles sports medicine for the GHSA office.

Corr worked for 22 years teaching and counseling in Clayton County, Ga., public schools. He was also a longtime head baseball coach and served in many leadership roles during his career in education. 

Corr has received numerous honors as a coach, including Atlanta Braves 400 Club Coach of the Year,  Georgia Dugout Club All-Star Team Head Coach, and Team Georgia Head Coach. He has also been  inducted into the Georgia Dugout Club Coaches Hall of Fame.

Corr has an undergraduate degree in athletic administration and coaching from the University of  Southern Mississippi, a master's degree in school counseling from the State University of West Georgia  and a specialist's degree in educational leadership and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. 

Corr and his wife, Tena, have a daughter, Victoria. Tena and Victoria are both educators.  Corr  was born and raised in Bay St. Louis where he maintains a beach house. He enjoys spending time  with his family at the beach house, fishing, and playing baseball.


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Lois R. K. Bellone

Lois Rita Keller Bellone passed away Dec. 14, 2017 at the age of 97. She was the beloved wife of the late Christopher Harrison Bellone and the loving mother of Harriet Ann Bellone, member of the St. Stanislaus faculty, and the late Christopher Joseph Bellone. She was the daughter of the late Naila Rome Keller and Clerfet Keller and the sister of the late Dorothy LaMantia and Irene  Smith. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, a great great-niece, and great great-nephew. 

Mrs. Bellone was a longtime cafeteria manager for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in New Orleans, Holy Redeemer in Lacombe, Pope John Paul II in Slidell, and Roquette Lodge in Mandeville for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. 

Raymond A. Cuevas, Class of '55

Raymond Anthony Cuevas of Waveland passed away Jan. 2, 2018 at the age of 81. He was interred with full military honors at Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi. 

John L. Genin, Sr., Class of '65

John Lee Genin, Sr., passed away on Dec. 17, 2017, at the age of 70. A lifelong resident of Bay St. Louis, Genin practiced law as a partner with Favre, Genin, and Scafide law firm for over 30 years. A public servant his entire legal career, he held positions as prosecuting attorney for Bay St. Louis and Waveland Municipal Courts, as well as Hancock County Justice Court and Youth Court for over three decades.

An avid golfer, Genin was a long-time member at Pass Christian Isles Golf Club where he served on the board of directors. He enjoyed expressing his signature wit and humor as a popular columnist for the Hancock  Reporter  monthly news magazine. In the evenings, he could often be found taking his dogs for a ride on Beach Blvd. to admire the majesty of Bay St. Louis sunsets. 

Genin is survived by his wife of 43 years, Phyllis "Fee" Seuzeneau Genin of Bay St. Louis, and sons John L. Genin, Jr., and Chris M. Genin. 

Read Genin's full obituary  here

Henry C. Lang, Jr., Class of '58

Henry Christian Lang, Jr., 77, of Pensacola, Fla. and Bay St. Louis, passed away Oct. 15, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. 

Lang was born on Union Street Dec. 30, 1939, at the home of his beloved parents,  Clothilde Monti Lang and Henry C. Lang, Sr., who preceded him in death. 

He is survived by three great children: Richard Christian, Mark David, and Cheryl Ann. He also leaves behind his former wife and best friend Yvonne; sisters Joyce Lee Lang Cochrane and Jo Ann Lang Cassidy; brothers Michael Lang and Alan Lang; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Lang loved life and his hometown and always looked forward to coming home. Lang wanted everyone to know that he will miss you all and wished he could have stayed longer. 

James E. S. Phillips, Class of '41

James Ernest Schutt Phillips passed away Nov. 13, 2017. Phillips's experience at Saint Stanislaus inspired several other members of his family to attend the school over the years. 

"My grandfather loved his school," Phillips's granddaughter Kathy said. "He always said his best times were there." 

Phillips was a great athlete in many sports and won titles for the school. His generous financial help allowed almost a dozen family members to attend Saint Stanislaus including Thomas Keller, class of '17, and Eduardo Recinos, class of '20. 

Charles B. Poolson, Jr., Class of '49 

Charles B. Poolson, Jr., passed away Dec. 31, 2017 at the age of 86. 

"L'il Charlie" was born in Bay St. Louis and lived there all his life. He served as a supervisor at Stennis Space Center for 23 years. 

He was a Renaissance man who could build just about anything. He prided himself on the fact that no broken motor could defeat him. He grew his own vegetables and was a skilled chef. 

He is survived by his longtime partner, Jacqueline; his children Charles, Deborah, James, Kelly, and Claudia; his two sisters O.J. Mader and Anthony Pitalo; grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

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