St. Michael the Archangel High School Warrior Wire | January 2020
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Distinguished Administrator

Principal Ellen B. Lee was recognized as this year’s Distinguished Administrator for the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Student Body President Abby Button is pictured presenting Lee with a bouquet of flowers after the school-wide Mass on January 30.

She has had 40 years experience as an educator and 25 as a math teacher. Her first job in administration as assistant principal at St. Michael came the same year as Hurricane Katrina when thousands of displaced students moved to Baton Rouge. In 2011, she was chosen as principal for St. Michael.

Lee was also recognized at the Catholic Schools Week Mass at St. Gerard Majella Church in Baton Rouge and the awards dinner hosted by the diocese during CSW.

Outstanding Warriors

St. Michael celebrated Catholic Schools Week with a Mass on January 30 with celebrant Fr. Matthew Graham. After Mass, a few individuals were recognized and awarded a certificate from Principal Ellen Lee.
Caitlin Brumfield, Student of the Year
Lynne Guarisco, Distinguished Educator
Karen Timmreck, 40 years
Julie Lechich, 20 years
Distinguished Graduate

Andrea Hebert Buttross ’06 was recognized at the Distinguished Graduates Awards dinner hosted by the Diocese of Baton Rouge held at the Renaissance Hotel on January 27. Buttross is the Education Director for the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections in Baton Rouge. Her belief in education of Louisiana’s incarcerated has been her life’s mission and under her supervision, the number of local jail education programs had doubled. Pictured from left: Dr. Melanie Palmisano, superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Baton Rouge diocese; Ellen Lee, principal of St. Michael High School; Andrea Buttross, distingusied graduate; Fr. Ryan Hallford; and Fr . Tom Ranzino.

Dunkin' Donation
Girls Head Basketball Coaches Jeanne Kenney ’10 (left) and Mina Williams, girls head basketball coach at St. Joseph's Academy (right), are pictured at St. Lillian Academy in January after donating $1,500. The proceeds were from the second annual Dunkin’ for Down Syndrome game on December 9 when the Warriors took on the Red Stickers.
Jazz Groups Make Music Together
A group of jazz musicians from Paris, France visited and played music with the SMHS jazz ensemble class on January 13. The group came to Louisiana for the Jazz Education Network Conference held in New Orleans.
Go Tigers!
Faculty, staff and students enjoyed a dress down day on January 13 to show support for LSU as they took on Clemson for the National Championship game.
Carley McCord Memorial Scholarship
St. Michael the Archangel High School has established a Memorial Scholarship for Alumna Carley McCord ’07.

McCord, 30, died in a plane crash in Lafayette on December 28, 2019. The plane was headed to the LSU vs. Oklahoma game in Atlanta, Georgia.  While in high school, she was an active member of her school community and was a member of the powerlifting team, peer ministry, and in the school choir.

In 2018, McCord was awarded St. Michael High School Alumni of the Year. She remained active in her alma mater serving as emcee for the annual auction, mentoring students through her actions at career day, and helped launch the broadcasting program which is active and thriving thanks to her guidance and support.

Winter Sports Teams

A pep rally was held January 10 to cheer on the winter sports teams during their season. Basketball, soccer and wrestling were recognized.
Seventh Grade Shadow Dates

The last Shadow Day date for current 7th grade students is April 23. During the day students will: meet students, faculty, staff and coaches; attend classes with a SMHS student; be our guest for a complimentary lunch; and tour our campus.

Parents are invited at 7:45 a.m., after dropping off your student, for Coffee and Conversation with principal Ellen Lee to learn more about St. Michael.

Alumni, We Want You!

We are looking for alumni updates to include in the next edition of The Warrior. If you or someone you know has recently married, become engaged, added a new addition to their family or has any updated news, please email Khloe Page at k
Hey Warrior Fans!

The SMHS Warrior Club has NEW merchandise - drawstring bags, sweatshirts, pajama pants and more!

The Warrior Club store will be open to sell merchandise during home basketball games on January 21. Warrior Welcome Baskets for new students are available. Check out all new items and order online: All online orders will be available for pickup in the school office.

Kaye A. Self
Public Relations Coordinator
(225) 753-9782 ext. 26