St. Michael the Archangel High School Warrior Wire | October 2019
Upcoming Events
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A Night in Italy Auction
Distinguished Educator Award

Lynne Guarisco has been named the 2019-2020 St. Michael High School Distinguished Educator. The annual award honors a school educator with a clear, integrated philosophy of Catholic education and supports the mission of Catholic education. She is a former chemical engineer, certified public accountant and business owner, who felt the call to teach as a new way to be of service to young people. As the Mathematics Department Chair, she is responsible for providing content specific professional development to her entire department. Within the Diocese, she has shared her best practices with other teachers through presentations at the Catholic Educators Gathering and through leading discussions at Diocesan EDTalks. She has also served the Diocese as a member of the Diocesan Vertical Math Team. 

Rain or Shine

The faculty and staff retreat was held on October 14 with guest speaker Jason Angelette followed by Mass with Fr. Paul Gros in the chapel. Faculty and staff members then broke into groups to help in beautifying the school campus.

Homecoming Week
Warriors Got Game

The Homecoming Block party was held October 2 in the back of the school with a live band and games for the whole family to enjoy. Home and School provided food for all who attended. The Homecoming pep rally followed in the gym.
The Homecoming football game vs. Archbishop Hannon at Olympia Stadium October 4 included a pregame Alumni Tailgate. Band, cheer, flag team, and dance line alums joined students for performances throughout the game.


Madeline Grippi was crowned Homecoming Queen 2019 during the halftime presentation at the football game, and Ethan Smith was named King at the Homecoming dance the next evening.
Warrior Visits

During the month of October, the Warriors loaded up and hit the road to host pep rallies at several schools in the area. St. Theresa alumni gathered for a picture (top left) at their alma mater on October 17. Students from Mercy (right) and St. Alphonsus (bottom left) are also pictured enjoying the event.

Shadow Days

Eighth grade students were able to spend the day at St. Michael for Shadow Days on October 1 and October 30. During the day guests met SMHS students, faculty, staff and coaches; attended classes with a SMHS student; received a complimentary lunch; and ended the day with a tour of the school campus.
Open House 2019

St. Michael opened its doors October 23 and welcomed prospective students and their parents to its annual Open House. School tours were given by student ambassadors that showcased the many academic, religious, and co-curricular programs offered.  

To request a tour or speak with the admissions department, please contact Registrar, Aimee McLeod at (225) 753-9782, ext. 12, or by email at amcleod@smhsbr.org.
Beta Club Induction

The Beta Club Induction ceremony was held October 9 after Mass to recognize its 50 new members for the year, along with its new officers.

The National Beta Club is a service organization that emphasizes academics and leadership. The purpose of Beta is to stimulate effort, reward achievement, and encourage its members to help in the service of others. The Beta Club at St. Michael has two service projects each year and donates funds to various worthy causes.

“We have donated many things to our own school over the years, as well as to local and national organizations such as St. Jude’s Hospital, St. Vincent De Paul, and Catholic Charities,” announced Moderator Lisa Baldridge.

Officers for the 2019-2020 school year are: Allie Held, President; Elena Monette, Vice President; Savannah Bull, Secretary; and Rebecca Quebedeaux, Treasurer.

Students are pictured reciting the Beta pledge during the ceremony.
Happy Halloween

The halls were filled with plenty of wonderful costumes on October 31 with students who enjoyed a dress down day to celebrate Halloween. 
Seventh Grade Shadow Dates

Shadow Day dates for current 7th grade students are February 5, February 12, March 4, March 31 and 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.

Teacher Highlight
Meredith Percy graduated from Louisiana State University with dual degrees: a B.S. in Secondary Education and a B.A. in Spanish.

Currently, she is finishing her Master's in Education at LSU where she is in the Applied Research, Measurement, and Evaluation program. Her research is focused on adolescent anxiety and strategies that teachers can employ to improve the social and emotional wellness of students. She will graduate in May 2020.
Percy teaches Spanish I and II and has been teaching at St. Michael since 2008. “Teaching Spanish is a joy, and I try to bring my love of the language and Hispanic culture to my students,” she stated.
 
She said that what she loves most about being a Warrior is being a part of such a faith-filled community. “I see Christ in all that we do at St. Michael. It is an amazing gift to be able to attend Mass and pray with our students so often. I was privileged to be able to attend the March for Life for four years in a row with our incredible Theology department, who works so hard to make this trip possible for our students. I have witnessed life-changing moments happen for our students on that trip. It is inspiring and helps me to be a better teacher.” 
 
Percy and her husband Adam, have been married for almost two years and she has three stepsons: William, Ian, and James. The family also have two adopted pit bulls, Ramsey and Jinxie. 

Listen In

Football games will be broadcasted on the FM channel Talk 107.3 and online at the following link Warrior Broadcast.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Gerry Lane Buick-GMC and our quarter sponsors Bassett Furniture, Gage Telephone Services, Celebrity Theatres, and The Warrior Club for making this broadcast possible.
#iGiveCatholic

St. Michael is excited to announce that it will be participating in the fifth annual #iGiveCatholic Giving Day on December 3.
#iGiveCatholic is a one-day online giving event for the faithful across the nation and the world to come together and raise as many charitable dollars as possible for Catholic parishes, schools and ministries on the annually celebrated #GivingTuesday fundraising initiative.
Donations for the #iGiveCatholic Giving Day will be accepted on December 3 from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (midnight to midnight) ; however, you will have an opportunity to make your gifts in advance beginning November 18 at 12:00 a.m. D onations made to St. Michael will be used to install updated security cameras around campus and other campus improvements.

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Alumni, We Want You!

We are looking for alumni updates to put into 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 page@smhsbr.org.
Kaye A. Self
Public Relations Coordinator
kself@smhsbr.org
(225) 753-9782 ext. 26