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.

November 12, 2023


  • November 13th- Junior High 2nd Quarter HOUSE Mentor Meeting (Jr. High Students may wear their HOUSE shirts, along with regular uniform bottoms)
  • November 14th- PK-B Paraliturgy
  • November 17th - Pageant
  • November 18th-19th - Broussard Community Fair


  • November 20th-24th Thanksgiving Break

FROM THE Principal’s Desk

Dear Bluejay Family,

Our school's mission goes beyond academic excellence, aiming to instill Christian values in our students, nurturing both their intellectual and spiritual growth. The hope we find in Christ is the foundation of this mission, guiding us to prepare students not just for this world but also for the eternal life.

This weekend's scripture readings, full of reminders to be vigilant, mindful, and prepared for God's grace, are very timely as we approach a week filled with distractions. In our school community, these verses inspire us to actively create an environment where we watch for opportunities to embrace Christ's teachings, support one another with compassion and understanding, and cultivate patience.

As we look forward to the Broussard Community Fair and Thanksgiving break, I encourage each of you to reflect on how we can embody the virtues of watchfulness, hope, and preparedness in our daily lives. Let's actively seek moments to support one another, practice patience, and share God's love.

May His word be a guiding light as we navigate this path together. Please pray for me this Thanksgiving, as I will be praying for all of you.

Grace and Peace,

Erin B. Henry


“Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour.”

- Matthew 25:13



The applications window is now open for siblings of our current students, children of our faculty & staff, and all new families who desire to join our SCS family. Visit the Admissions page on our website for more details and help us spread the word!

New families who are parishioners of St. Joseph or Sacred Heart churches and would like to complete the Parish Enrollment Verification Form to submit with your application may download it below.


Curriculum and Instruction

Progress Reports:

Progress Reports for grades 2-8 have been released and will be viewable for 2 weeks. You should have received an email with your child’s progress report. You can also check them by logging into your FACTS Parent Portal account and clicking Progress Report (mid-term) to view them. Please be sure to discuss your child’s progress with them. This can be a great opportunity to make a plan for the rest of the 9- weeks. Next week is a short week, and the students are excited about the pageant and the annual Broussard Community Fair. Take the time to keep them on the tasks for the day.

Junior High Mid-Term Study Material:

Junior High students should start receiving their mid-term study guides upon the return from break. Please be on the lookout for that. Make a plan on how to prepare for Mid-term exams. Advanced planning and preparation are essential to successful outcomes.

SCS Mass

This week’s Mass is Wednesday at 8:30 and will be hosted by 3-W. There is limited seating in the church, the choir loft, Narthex, and PLC. You can also join us online at shbroussard.org/live or the St. Cecilia Facebook page.

Mass Music

If you have been to a school Mass lately, or even watched via livestream, you have heard our kiddos singing the most beautiful praise and worship to our Lord. If you haven’t, you should!!! I will start including the upcoming week’s songs here so you can play them at home or in the car too.

SCS Mass Music Playlist:

  • Processional: Open the Eyes of My Heart
  • Offertory: Lord, I Need You
  • Communion: Good Good Father, Reckless Love
  • Recessional: Lord, I Lift Your Name on High

PK-B Paraliturgy

Mrs. Raven’s class paraliturgy is Tuesday at 9:30 in Sacred Heart Church. Please do not enter the church before 9:05ish as daily Mass attendees will be exiting and we need to reserve pews for the classes attending. Thanks for your cooperation with this!


navig8 (8th grade boys) is Wednesday at 3:00. Mr. David will meet them in the gym. Pick up will be at 4:00 in the car line.

7th Grade Boys

7-B small group is Thursday at 7:00 in the Youth House. All are invited!

St. Cecilia Feast Day

Our patron’s feast day is November 22. Though we will be on break, please take some time to thank her for praying for our school and ask for her continued intercession on our behalf.

St. Cecilia Prayer:

O glorious Saint, who chose to die instead of denying your King.

We pray you please to help us as His fair praise we sing!

We lift our hearts in joyous song to honor Him this way.

And while we sing, remembering to sing is to doubly pray.

At once in our hearts and our tongues we offer double prayer

Sent heavenward on winged notes to praise God dwelling there.

While with our hearts and tongues we try with song to praise God twice. We ask dear Saint to help us be united close with Christ!


Thank you to all who participated in our Pizza Artista night!

The fair is next weekend! Wristbands may be purchased online until this evening at 11:45pm.


Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade Classes - Cake Decorating Contest

  • must be decorated by the child
  • entry form to be sent home the week of the contest
  • special requests: pineapple, coconut, chocolate, red velvet (please label accordingly)
  • all contest entries must be in the cafeteria by 8:00 a.m. (Friday, 11/17/23)

2nd Grade Classes – Cupcake Decorating Contest

  • must be decorated by the child
  • entry form to be sent home the week of the contest
  • all contest entries must be in the cafeteria by 8:00 a.m. (Friday, 11/17/23)

3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Classes – Candy Donations

  • special requests: fudge (chocolate or peanut butter), divinity, dark chocolate, pralines

6th, 7th and 8th Grade Classes – Cookie, Brownie, Rice Krispy Treat Donations

  • special requests: chocolate chip, sugar, peanut butter cookies, rice krispy treats.

For More Sweets Booth Info, Click Here.

For more information, follow the Broussard Community Fair Facebook page.

Box Tops for Schools

In addition to Community Coffee labels, St. Cecilia benefits from box tops. Please watch this how-to video that will greatly help our school.


Dear Bluejay Family,

This week in SCS Athletics was quite a fun one! Our 8th Graders took a break from basketball and cross country to participate in a Powder Puff Flag Football Game on Wednesday night at Teurlings. The game saw our 8th grade girls play flag football while being coached by the 8th grade football players. Not only were the coaches exemplary at their job of instruction, but the girls have some bragging rights of going undefeated as well by beating the host, Sts. Leo Seton in convincing fashion. It was a night of smiles and camaraderie between the schools. Even the officials had a good time!

The cross country team saw its season come to an end this week with its league and state championship meets taking place on Monday and Saturday morning. The Christian School League Championship meet was held on Monday afternoon at Ascension Episcopal. Our Bluejay girls team finished a very respectable 6th, and the boys finished 5th. Miles Schoenfeld once again finished in the top 10 earning a championship shirt. The Bluejays then turned their attention to the state championship meet in Pineville at the Ward 9 Sports Complex. On a misty and cold morning, the Bluejays did not disappoint. They both finished in the top 10 of the state for cross country at the middle school level. Seth Gallagher and Miles Schoenfeld both finished in the top 25 and were honored with championship shirts. The kids this year made tremendous strides since starting during the heat of summer, and have become strong runners as a result while having fun along the way. The coaches have learned alot from them as well. We bid farewell to our 8th graders and feel confident they are ready to run in high school.

Middle School Cross Country State Championship Meet

Girls- Lauren Froehlich- 15:50, Ellen Bourgeois- 16:01, Maria Christ- 16:35, Amelia Williams- 16:45, Heidi Derge- 17:13, Addison Spears- 17:16, Emmeline Ware- 18:03

Boys- Miles Schoenfeld- 13:03, Seth Gallagher- 13:05, Luke Hogan- 13:36, Landon Bertrand- 14:41, Mikah Flores- 15:01, Ayden Kennedy- 16:08

Continuing on the running front, click the link below to register for the Broussard Community Fair 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run. We are looking to eclipse the number of runners from last year, and show how fast our Bluejays are!

We would like to remind everyone of our policy for participating in extracurricular activities after school. As stated in the student handbook on page 51, "If a student is absent 3/7 or more of instructional time, he/she may NOT participate in after-school activities that day without special permission from administration." This includes, but is not limited to, team practices or games, club meetings, and special school events.

Championship gear and banners are being finalized. As soon as they are available for order, I will provide the details. Thank you for your support of SCS Athletics! To keep up with the schedule for our Bluejays, please follow the link below.

Have a blessed day,

Scott Boudreaux

Athletic Director


Bluejays November Schedule

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