Bluejay Bulletin ST. CECILIA SCHOOL

Our MissIOn:

Centered in Christ and rooted in historical Catholic tradition, St. Cecilia strives to form missionary disciples and foster academic excellence in a culture of family.

JANUARY 28, 2024


  • January 28th-February 3rd - Catholic Schools Week
  • January 29th - Wear House Colors
  • January 30th - Mathlete/Athlete Day
  • January 31st - School Mass (Students of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Support Staff of the Year & Supporter of the Year Recognition)
  • February 1st - Heroes/Sidekicks Day
  • February 2nd - Surf & Turf Day
  • February 2nd - Baby Shower for Desormeaux Foundation


  • February 9th - Mardi Gras PBL
  • February 12th-16th - Mardi Gras Break
  • March 9th - Bluejay Bash (Fun Shoot, Cook-off, The Nest)

FROM THE Principal’s Desk

Dear Bluejay Family,

If you attended Mass at Sacred Heart this weekend, you heard one of our very own sharing their appreciation for their Catholic education. National Catholic Schools Week is a time for us to come together as a community to celebrate the unique gifts and blessings that make St. Cecilia a special place for our students to learn and thrive. Beyond the academic excellence we strive for, our mission is deeply rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and provides many benefits, such as:

  • Faith-Centered Learning: Faith is not just a subject but a way of life. We integrate Catholic teachings into every aspect of education, fostering a moral compass grounded in love and service.
  • Community and Belonging: We're a family, bound by shared values and a commitment to nurturing the whole child, providing a supportive foundation for personal and spiritual growth.
  • Academic Excellence with Purpose: We strive to educate the whole person, emphasizing critical thinking, empathy, and a deep understanding of social justice. Our students are empowered to make a positive impact in their communities and the world.
  • Service and Compassion: We encourage a spirit of service and compassion. Our students learn the importance of giving back and making a difference in the lives of others, embodying the Gospel message of love and charity.
  • Building Lifelong Values: Catholic education instills values that last a lifetime, preparing our students for a purposeful and meaningful life.

During this Catholic Schools Week, let us reflect on the blessings of our unique educational journey. Together, we are nurturing a community of faith-filled learners, and I am grateful for each one of you who contributes to the richness of our school.

May God's grace continue to guide us as we celebrate, learn, and grow together.

Grace and Peace,

Erin B. Henry


“Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it."

-Proverbs 22:6


Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week celebration kicks off today beginning with 11:00 Mass at Sacred Heart and ending on Saturday, February 3rd. Please click on the links below for a full list of events for the week along with dress days for the students.

Re-Enrollment Reminders

  • ALL Registration and Perpetual Maintenance Fees must be paid by February 1, 2024 in order to secure your child(ren)’s spot for the 24-25 school year.
  • Parish Non-tithing Fees will be billed to FACTS accounts in February. If you have not contributed the minimum tithing amount of $250 (to either Sacred Heart of Jesus or St. Joseph Church) you will receive an incidental invoice in the amount of $250.

Running Club


Curriculum and Instruction

Progress Reports

Quarter 3 Progress Reports will be released for grades 1-8 between 3:00pm-3:30pm on Friday, February 2. Please note students in grades 4-8 will also receive their progress reports via email. As we approach the middle of the quarter, please remember your AR points and service hours!

Mardi Gras PBL Parade Day Information

Every spring, leading up to the Mardi Gras break, our students take part in a project-based learning unit linked to a school-wide theme. Each class comes up with a driving question to research, collaborate, and construct a solution to an authentic problem. The unit is connected to content standards and takes 2-3 weeks to complete. At the end of the unit, each class celebrates with a Mardi Gras parade showcasing their theme. Please join us at our annual Mardi Gras event as we 'Parade through the Parishes!'

Principal’s List and Honor Roll

Congratulations to those who have worked so hard and made our Principal's List and Honor Roll. Please view our link below to see this list of honorees. You have also been awarded house points for your efforts. Way to go!

SCS Mass

This week’s Mass is Wednesday at 8:30 and will be hosted by 7th grade girls. There is limited seating in church, the choir loft, Narthex and PLC. You can also join us online at or the St. Cecilia Facebook page.

SCS Mass Music Playlist:

  • Processional: “Open the Eyes of My Heart”
  • Offertory: “Good Good Father”
  • Communion: “Reckless Love”, “Gratitude”
  • Recessional: “How Great Is Our God”


We had a beautiful morning last week as we welcomed Huxton and Josie into the Church through the sacrament of Baptism. If you or your child is interested in talking about being baptized or receiving any other sacrament, email Cristy at We would love to talk with you!

Baby Shower for the Desormeaux Foundation

Friday is our annual baby shower from 8:00-12:30 in the PLC. Students are asked to bring a new, unwrapped baby gift or monetary donation. Parents are welcome to come by during that time.

Our Service Team will deliver the donations immediately after school. If you are interested in joining us, please email

Lenten Day of Reflection

Looking ahead…the Diocese is hosting a Lenten Day of Reflection on February 24. The day starts with Mass with Bishop Deshotel and then led by Sister Mary Magdalene and Sister Mary Peter. For more details and to register please visit


Southside High School has rescheduled 8th grade preview night. It will now be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 from 5:30-6:30. Visit for more information.


Bluejay Bash is March 9th at the Wilderness Gun Club.

A family friendly event with a skeet shoot, cook off, and The Nest- a fun kids’ area filled with games, crafts, and an interactive DJ.

Many opportunities to support our biggest fundraiser of the year through sponsorship, shoot or cook teams, or just attending.

Mark your calendars for May 4th for Parent Night at Rock n Bowl. More details to follow.

Dear Bluejay Family,

It’s tournament time here at SCS! All of our basketball teams will be in postseason play this week spanning from Monday through Wednesday. We will be hosting the 6th grade girls tournament in our gym. Everyone else is on the road, but not too far so you can go out and cheer our teams to victory. Please follow the tabs above to take you to the brackets.

This week saw basketball complete its final regular season week. There were some ups and downs this week, but the Bluejays fought hard as we now turn our eyes to the prize. The flooding on Wednesday affected our opponent, Opelousas Catholic, as they were not able to play. The highlight of the week was the buzzer beater against Fatima. Collin Champagne hit an NBA 3-pointer to take the lead with seconds left. The good guys hung on to secure the win. That was the second such fantastic finish from this bunch this year. On Monday, we honored our 8th grade boys basketball team at halftime of the 7th grade game. This group of boys have been one of the most fundamentally sound basketball teams in recent memory. Since 5th grade, they have continued to get better and play with humility. They have truly been enjoyable to watch over the years. Special thanks to Coach Chuck Soprano and Marty Patin for their guidance over the years as we watch these Bluejays fly in high school.

Congratulations goes out to Ian Andress as he will advance to the Diocesan KC Free Throw Contest. Best of luck, Ian! You have always represented all of us so well over the years! Thanks to all who participated as this year’s competition was very competitive!

Registration has not begun for these sports. This is informational so that you can plan the rest of the year. The tentative schedule for the rest of the season is as follows:

  • Swimming- March 9th to May 3rd
  • Golf- March 26th to May 9th
  • Track- April 2nd to May 10th
  • Tennis– April 4th to May 9th
Monday, January 22nd
  • 5th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Fatima- L
  • 6th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Fatima- L
  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Fatima- W
  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Fatima- W
  • 5th Grade Girls Basketball @ Fatima- L
  • 6th Grade Girls Basketball @ Fatima- L
  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ Fatima- L
Wednesday, January 24th
  • 5th Grade Girls Basketball @ Cathedral Carmel- L
  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ Cathedral Carmel- L
Thursday, January 25th
  • 5th Grade Boys Basketball @ Sts. Leo Seton- L
  • 6th Grade Boys Basketball @ Sts. Leo Seton- L
  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball @ Sts. Leo Seton- W
  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball @ Sts. Leo Seton- L

We are so proud of our SCS 7/8th Grade football, 5th Grade White and 7th Grade volleyball teams' fantastic accomplishments this fall. We can now officially celebrate our championships in volleyball and football by purchasing apparel from Action Specialties. These are school approved and can be worn as part of the school uniform. There is a tab on the top horizontal bar for championship apparel. Thanks again for your support of SCS Athletics!

Thank you for your support of SCS Athletics! To keep up with the schedule for our Bluejays, please follow the link below. Admission into League games are $6 for adults and $1 for kids. SCS staff and students are admitted free.

Have a blessed day,

Scott Boudreaux

Athletic Director

St. Cecilia School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, or national or ethnic origin, in its admission policies or educational programs.