Bluejay Bulletin ST. CECILIA SCHOOL

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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 14, 2024


  • January 15th - MLK, Jr Day (no school)
  • January 17th - School Mass (Pro-Life March)
  • January 18th - Class Pictures
  • January 19th - House Assembly


  • January 23rd - Deano’s Spirit Night
  • January 26th - JR High Midyear Dance 6:30pm-9:00pm/$10 Admission/Western Theme
  • January 28th-February 2nd - Catholic Schools Week
  • 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,

I pray you are all safe and warm on this extended weekend. I am taking some time out today to reflect on the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Though he was not Catholic, Dr. King’s dedication to promoting justice, equality, and love certainly align with the teachings of Jesus Christ, who called us to love our neighbors as ourselves.

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus emphasizes the importance of love and compassion toward others. He instructs us to treat our neighbors with the same kindness and consideration that we extend to ourselves. This powerful teaching goes beyond mere tolerance; it calls us to actively engage in acts of love, understanding, and empathy.

Our school community strives to embody these teachings in our daily lives. When we love our neighbors as ourselves, we create an environment where every individual feels valued. We recognize our Missionary Disciples each month as individuals who support these efforts. How appropriate that this month’s disciples were recognized for being “loving.”

Grace and Peace,

Erin B. Henry


“'You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'"

-Matthew 22:37-39

After assessing the impact of the extreme cold weather in our area and in consultation with local officials, St. Cecilia School will be closed on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, in the best interest of safety for students, faculty, and staff. All After school activities and Athletic events for Tuesday Night ARE cancelled. We will continue to monitor weather and road conditions for Wednesday, January 17, but as of this communication, we do intend to return to our normal schedule.


Second Quarter House Assembly Friday

Our Quarterly House Assemblies also serve as our seasonal pep rallies, where we recognize in season or recently concluded sports. Our entire student body is required to attend, which means a tight fit for our limited capacity. For this reason, only parents of athletes being recognized are invited to attend. Thank you in advance for your understanding.


Re-Enrollment Reminders

  • ALL Registration and Perpetual Maintenance Fees will be billed to FACTS accounts this month. Be on the lookout for your incidental invoices. These fees must be paid by January 31, 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 at the beginning of 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.

Junior High spring Dance

6th-8th grade mid-year dance is on January 26th at 6:30 pm. The price of entry is $10.


Curriculum and Instruction

THANK YOU! Junior high second annual career day:

This past Friday, January 12 our students participated in our career day.

We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the following professionals who gave their time to present to our students:

  • Will Potier/Kelli Guidry | Navigation Electronics, Inc
  • Taylor Terracina | Chemical Engineer
  • Skyla Taylor | Registered Nurse- NICU, ER
  • Kayla Segura | 4-H Representative
  • Caitlin Hebert | Realtor
  • Hunter Ahia | Attorney
  • Vance Olivier/Tony Ashy | Broussard Chief of Police/Assistant Chief

We are so thankful for our alumni and Bluejay families as they give their time and talents to show our students the possibilities they have as they continue their education. It plays a vital role in allowing us to continue our Career Day as a staple in ensuring our students are experiencing.

Quarter 2 Report Card Release:

Grades K-8 will have their report cards released both through the parent portal as well as emailed to those listed as correspondence on the FACTS account (just as progress reports were).

IMPORTANT: Please note students in grades 4-8 will also get their report cards emailed to their account so they can be fully aware of their grades as we work with them to track their progress. This is how both report cards and progress reports will be released for the remainder of the year.

January Academics and Activities

As we return to our sweet home of St. Cecilia, January through Mardi Gras break will be a time filled with many fruitful and in-depth experiences for our students. Please pay careful attention to communications from your teachers. Resetting and regrounding ourselves in our Sunday meetings will be extremely helpful to stay on track with what is needed during this month.

Grades 6-8 Make Up Testing Center

Thank you all for a VERY successful first semester with the testing center. As we move forward please note the following to continue to serve our students in this process best:

  • Use the signup sheet located in your teachers’ Google classroom to sign up so the teacher can have the test ready for you
  • Please note the teacher needs to have at least one school day to get the test to the center for the student (i.e. signing up late the night before for a morning session the following day will not be feasible)
  • Please do not pick up your child until 3:05 pm for afternoon testing. If your child finishes early they can wait with the carline riders until you arrive to get them at the carline benches. This is for their safety and security so they are not confused about where you are to pick them up and can focus on the test.
  • The testing center is in our Spanish classroom located in the gym

Please note the times for the testing center. They do not change:

  • Monday/Wednesday afternoons from 2:45-3:20 pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday mornings from 7:20-7:55 am

SCS Mass

This week’s Mass is Wednesday at 8:30 and will be hosted by 8th grade boys. 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: “Holy Spirit”
  • Offertory: “The Father’s House”
  • Communion: “Remembrance”, “Oceans”
  • Recessional: “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever”

Pro-Life March/Rosary

We invite you to join us for our annual pro-life rosary Wednesday immediately after Mass. Due to cold temperatures we will not have the march but will stay in the church.

Student Prayer Service (PreK-2nd grades)

Friday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 in the gym


Looking ahead- due to multiple school events on Fridays, our January Adoration will be MONDAY, January 22 from 8:00-2:30 in the SCS chapel. We would love for you to spend some time with Jesus and us!


Southside High School is hosting a 8th grade preview night on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 5:30-6:30.


Thank you to all who participated in our Fun Dress Week. We raised $8700 to put towards playground improvements.

Please mark your calendars for Deano’s Spirit Night on January 23rd.

Next up is the Bluejay Bash on March 9th at the Wilderness. This is a fun, family event with a little something for everyone. More information to come.

Dear Bluejay Family,

This week saw a shortened one for SCS Athletics. Mother Nature canceled all of our basketball games on Monday. The games resumed on Wednesday with basketball ending the week with midseason tournaments. Soccer played its final regular season season matches on Saturday as the playoffs start next week. In addition to the accomplishments from the week, the 5th grade boys basketball had a strong showing in the Jeremy Richey Memorial Tournament. The 7th grade boys were winners of the consolation bracket in the midseason tournament, and the 8th grade boys were champions of the 8th grade tournament! Great job, boys! Soccer looks to finish strong with JV girls and V boys as coaches and players work together during their playoff run.

Wednesday, January 10th
  • 5th Grade Girls Basketball @ St. Pius- L
  • 6th Grade Girls Basketball @ St. Pius- W
  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ St. Pius- L
  • 5th Grade Boys Basketball vs. St. Ignatius- L
  • 6th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Vermilion Catholic- L
  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Vermilion Catholic- L
  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs. St. Ignatius- W
Thursday, January 11th
  • 6th Grade Girls Basketball vs. St. Genevieve- L
  • 5th Grade Girls Basketball vs. St. Genevieve- L
  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball vs. St. Genevieve- W
  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs. St. Genevieve- W
Saturday, January 13th
  • 5th Grade Boys Basketball @ Jeremy Richey Memorial Tournament- L
  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball- Winners of Consolation Bracket
  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball- Winners of Tournament
  • Boys Varsity Soccer vs. St. Genevieve- L
  • Girls JV Soccer vs. St. Pius- T

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.