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.

december 17, 2023


  • December 19th-22nd - Jr High Mid-term Exams
  • December 19th - AR & Service Hours Due
  • December 22nd - 11:30 Dismissal
  • December 25th-January 5th - Christmas Break


  • January 8th - Back to School
  • January 8th - STM 8th grade student visit
  • January 8th-12th - Fun Dress Week
  • January 9th - STM 8th grade parent meeting

FROM THE Principal’s Desk

Dear Bluejay Family,

The First Grade play and Live Nativity this past Friday was a resounding success! Our young performers captivated us with their talents and beautifully brought the story of Christmas to life. Please join me in a sincere thank you to our students, teachers, and all who attended, contributing to the magic of the season.

While we have some fun and exciting events planned for this final week of the semester, let’s also remember to stay focused on any remaining tests and, especially, Jr. High exams. The end of the week will present us with lots of opportunities for celebration as we hold our annual Advent Parties. It's beautiful to witness the enthusiasm of our students as they engage in activities that reflect the true meaning of this season. Please review communications from your classroom teacher(s) for specific details for your child.

Last, but not least, the deadline to complete re-enrollment online is Wednesday, December 20. Your early commitment to re-enrollment is invaluable as it allows us to plan and prepare for the upcoming school year well in advance. Easy-to-follow directions can be found below in the Announcements section. Your prompt response is greatly appreciated and contributes to the smooth planning process.

Thank you for your continued support. I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas and a joyful holiday season. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the school office.

Grace and Peace,

Erin B. Henry


“The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace!”

- Numbers 6:24-26


Junior High Exam Schedule

Junior High Will be taking mid-term exams the week of December 18th. For the exam schedule, please click on the button below.

🌟 Re-Enrollment Season is Here! 🎄✨

The simple steps to complete re-enrollment for your child are below. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Brandi Badeaux at

🌟 How to Re-Enroll: A Simple Process

  1. Log in to Family Portal
  2. Click Apply/Enroll, then Enrollment/Reenrollment from the menu on the left.
  3. Click "Click here to open Enrollment" on the screen that appears.
  4. Follow the step-by-step instructions to fill out the re-enrollment form and you're done!

Student dress days


The Spirit Shop will be open Tuesday, December 19th beginning at 2:15pm in the courtyard and on Wednesday December 20th from 12pm to 1pm in the memorial library. New sweatshirts, scarves, beanies, and hats available. Makes great Christmas gifts.


Curriculum and Instruction

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

AR Points and Service Hours

AR points and service hours will be due Tuesday, December 19 for the 2nd 9 weeks. This is just a reminder to continue to work towards your progress!

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.

SCS Mass

This week’s Mass is Wednesday at 8:30 and will be hosted by Mrs. Wall’s 2nd grade. 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: O Come to the Altar
  • Offertory: God So Loved
  • Communion: Remembrance, God With Us
  • Recessional: Graves Into Gardens


If you would like to join us in our morning Advent reflections, feel free to use this as a guide.

Service Hours

Service Hours are due Tuesday! Please be sure to turn in your completed, signed paper!

Live Nativity

A HUGE thank you to this year’s Live Nativity’s participants! Thank you for helping to make this year’s Live Nativity successful and for helping to share the real reason for this Christmas season with our community! Thank you to those parents who so generously shared their time and talents and helped in various ways. We are so appreciative of you!

4th Sunday of Advent/Christmas Mass

The way the calendar falls this year can be a little confusing. We are obligated to attend Mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent AND for Christmas Eve/Day. We will still have our regular Saturday 5:00, Sunday 7:00/9:00/11:00 Mass. Please see below for our Christmas Mass times!


STM will be on campus Monday, January 8, 2024 1:00-2:00 to visit with our 8th grade students and again Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:00-1:00 to visit with their families. Both will be held in the PLC to review the high school application and registration process.

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


Fun Dress Week is January 8th thru 12th. It will be $20 to participate again this year. It is the week that we return from Christmas break; therefore, teachers will have a list of all who registered. Participants will receive a bracelet on Monday, January 8th. Please register here to participate. The link will close Sunday, January 7th at 6:00pm.

Dear Bluejay Family,

Soccer and basketball were in full swing this week. There was a lot of exciting basketball and soccer played this week home and away. Notably, our 5th grade girls went on the road and won big against Vermilion Catholic! Soccer notched another victory against Catholic High in its only action of the week due to weather on Saturday. Our 7th grade boys beat St. Genevieve to open the week in dramatic fashion. The 8th grade boys basketball team won on a buzzer beater to beat St. Pius. Thanks to Coach Scott Froehlich for sharing the video which I have placed below for everyone to see! Finally, our 8th grade basketball boys played in the Junior Sunkist Shootout at STM on Saturday.

More importantly, our basketball teams took a step off of the hardwood to participate in the annual basketball fundraiser for the Healing House. This event was spearheaded by Coach Jarret Lasseigne and Mrs. Cristy Savoie. The items were collected on Friday and will be delivered on Monday. This is another example of the wonderful leadership that is our coaches and staff and how they mix faith with sports here.

Baseball and softball signups went live this week. Also, the championship store is live for our volleyball and football fans to show their school spirit.

Monday, December 11th

  • 5th Grade Girls vs. St. Genevieve- L
  • 6th Grade Girls vs. St. Genevieve- L
  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs. St. Genevieve- W

Tuesday, December 12th

  • Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Catholic High- W

Wednesday, December 13th

  • 5th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Ascension- L
  • 6th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Ascension- L
  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Ascension- L
  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Ascension- W
  • 5th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Vermilion Catholic- W
  • 6th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Vermilion Catholic- L
  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Vermilion Catholic- W

Thursday, December 14th

  • 5th Grade Boys Basketball vs. St. Pius- L
  • 6th Grade Boys Basketball vs. St. Pius- L
  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs. St. Pius- L
  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs. St. Pius- W

Saturday, December 9th

  • Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Cathedral- PPD
  • Girls JV Soccer vs. Catholic High- PPD

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

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