Get
Involved.


There are many opportunities for parents, grandparents, and special friends of our students to get involved at St. Louis. Fill out our online volunteer form if your are interested in the opportunities listed below. You can also contact officers of our parent organizations, the Home and School Association and the St. Louis Men's Club, for information about volunteer opportunities throughout the school year. Both organizations' meetings are posted on our school calendar- we encourage parents to attend these meetings! Fill out our form and we will share your contact info with the appropriate employee or volunteer.


Volunteer
Opportunities


01Room Parent – coordinates class parties, helps classroom teacher with various activities throughout the year.

02Library volunteer – helps check-out books one day a month, usually to your child’s homeroom.

03Art room volunteer – assists Mrs. Durden in the art room during your child’s class period.

04Cafeteria volunteer – works with other parents one day a month to assist serving lunch.

05Concession volunteer – works with class parents during an assigned month to staff the concession stand.

06Receptions volunteer – works with receptions chairman to host various receptions throughout the year.

07Athletic team coach – coaches students in grades 1-8 on various sports teams.

08Cardinal Crops Volunteer – works with a committee of parents to help plan and plant our school garden.

Get
Involved.


There are many opportunities for parents, grandparents, and special friends of our students to get involved at St. Louis. Fill out our online volunteer form if your are interested in the opportunities listed below. You can also contact officers of our parent organizations, the Home and School Association and the St. Louis Men's Club, for information about volunteer opportunities throughout the school year. Both organizations' meetings are posted on our school calendar- we encourage parents to attend these meetings! Fill out our form and we will share your contact info with the appropriate employee or volunteer.


Volunteer
Opportunities


01Room Parent – coordinates class parties, helps classroom teacher with various activities throughout the year.

02Library volunteer – helps check-out books one day a month, usually to your child’s homeroom.

03Art room volunteer – assists Mrs. Durden in the art room during your child’s class period.

04Cafeteria volunteer – works with other parents one day a month to assist serving lunch.

05Concession volunteer – works with class parents during an assigned month to staff the concession stand.

06Receptions volunteer – works with receptions chairman to host various receptions throughout the year.

07Athletic team coach – coaches students in grades 1-8 on various sports teams.

08Cardinal Crops Volunteer – works with a committee of parents to help plan and plant our school garden.

 

Diocese Virtus Training


Volunteers who work with our children must complete Virtus training and a background check. Click below to visit their website and view the training sessions schedule or to download/print the background check form. Background check forms are also available in the school office.

Visit Diocese Site

Download Background Check Form
 

Diocese Virtus Training


Volunteers who work with our children must complete Virtus training and a background check. Click below to visit their website and view the training sessions schedule or to download/print the background check form. Background check forms are also available in the school office.

Visit Diocese Site

Download Background Check Form

St. Louis Home & School Association


Click here to read a letter from the President.

Home & School Officers

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Find out more about Home & School:

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2020-21
H&S Officers.


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President

Leah Nichols

Vice President

Beth Ogg

Treasurer

Lenore Vollmar

Recording Sec.

Corresponding Sec.

Autumn Thron

Chaplain

Leigh Goodwin

Library Staffing

Katherine Baricos

Cardinal Connect

Brandy sciara

Hospitality

Wendy Sanderson

Silent Auction Setup

Emily Wettick

School Supplies

Cardinal Cares

Paige Marcantel
Dawn Rose

Cafeteria Staffing

Concession Mgt.

Sheperd Simmons

Concession Staffing

Gretchen Brown

Fall Fundraiser

Tina Kovacs

Library Fundraising

Katie Frederick

Lisa Caesar

Spirit Night

Karimeh McDaniel

Room Parent Coord.

Karimeh McDane

Teacher Appreciation

Laura Hehn

Auction Bar

Tommy & Lenore Vollmar

Spirit Shop

Benolyn Craig
Rebecca Miller

Registration

IT/Website

Jason Parish

Uniform Resale

Katie Abart

Auction Co-Chairs

Beth Ogg

Laura Hehn

Leah Nichols

Trunk-or-Treat

Brandy Sciara

Cardinal Crops

Stacey Brown

Receptions

Lisa Meginley

Cardinal 5K

Lisa Abart


Find out more about Home & School:

Learn More

 

the Wednesday Wire


What's happening at SLS? Catch up on the latest in the Wednesday Wire!

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the Wednesday Wire


What's happening at SLS? Catch up on the latest in the Wednesday Wire!

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Letters from
the Counselors.



My name is Kim Fracchia

and I am the School Counselor for grades 5th-8th grade. I received my
Master’s in Counseling from the University of Memphis and have worked with children and families in various roles as well as raising 3 children of my own. Students go through so many changes physically, cognitively, emotionally and spiritually throughout their educational journeys.

This school year will bring new changes and opportunities with the Covid-19 guidelines and my goal is to help guide students to make positive decisions and to further strengthen them as individuals as well as a community. The counseling program’s aim is to assist our students with the changes and opportunities that each stage of development brings by helping the student understand the individual changes in him/herself and the changes going on around them. Our goal is to help each student reach his/her maximum potential and equip them to be successful academically, personally and professionally in the future. Throughout the day, I will meet with students individually as well as in classroom counseling lessons. I will also meet with parents and consult and collaborate with staff to support your child.

I look forward to working with you and your child this year. I am here to support your students so please contact me if I can assist you in any way..

Sincerely,


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kim fracchia
SLS School Counselor
5th–8th grade



Hi, my name is Jessica Cordera

and I am thrilled to be the new School Counselor at St. Louis for PreK-4th grade. I will be a leader, advocate, and collaborator for every student to receive access to curriculum and opportunities for personal growth. I want all students to be given an equal chance to succeed in their education and guide
them through the obstacles that may hold them back. This year is going to be a fun year filled with learning, growing, and lots of new adventures. I cannot wait to get to know you, your family, and most importantly your child!

I want to tell you a few things about me. I am originally from Madison, MS. I attended Catholic School K-12th grade. I attended Mississippi State University for my undergraduate degree, where I met my husband, a former SLS Cardinal. I received my master’s degree in 2018 from the University of Southern Mississippi in School and Guidance Counseling. I got married in May, and moved to Germantown, TN. Together, we have 2 miniature dachshunds, Winnie and Poppy!

I consider myself lucky to have the opportunity to pursue my passion in Elementary Catholic School Education. I am so excited to get this school year started. My hope is that this school year will be full of fun and successful experiences for every student as they grow in their Catholic education. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, or if there is anything I can do to assist your child.

Sincerely,


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Jessica Cordera
SLS School Counselor
Pre-Kindergarten–4th grade


 

Referrals to the School Counselor


Students may be referred to the School Counselor by a parents, a teacher an administrator or by him/herself.
 

To make a referral for a student in Fifth through Eighth grade, please call Kim Fracchia at
901-255-1903 or email her at:



To make a referral for a student in Pre-Kindergarten through Fourth grade, please call Jessica Cordera at
(901) 255-1913 or email her at:



Referrals to the School Counselor


Students may be referred to the School Counselor by a parents, a teacher an administrator or by him/herself.

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To make a referral for a student in Fifth through Eighth grade, please call Elizabeth Brame at
901-255-1903 or email her at:



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To make a referral for a student in Pre-Kindergarten through Fourth grade, please call Lauren Mitchell at
(901) 255-1913 or email her at:



The School
Counselor Role




The role of your child’s School Counselor is to focus on students’ academic, social/ emotional and career development.  This is accomplished through classroom counseling, individual counseling, consultation with parents, teachers and administration and connection to community resources for families. All counseling services are designed to promote a positive learning environment and support students with their academic and social/emotional short and long term goals.


Classroom Counseling


Classroom counseling consists of structured lessons designed to help all students attain the desired competencies and to provide all students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills appropriate for their developmental level.

Topics that may be taught in classroom counseling:

  • Study skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Career exploration
  • Transitions
  • Positive peer relationships
  • Personal safety
  • Empathy
  • Social-emotional learning

Individual Counseling


School counselors assist students in establishing personal goals.

Individual counseling is a short-term, solution-focused intervention designed to meet students’ needs and concerns.

Referrals can be provided to families in need of long-term support.

School Counselors can meet individually with students to assist in the following areas:

  • Developing academic goals
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organization and time management
  • Family transitions
  • Transitioning to a new school
  • Managing emotions

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The School
Counselor Role




The role of your child’s School Counselor is to focus on students’ academic, social/ emotional and career development.  This is accomplished through classroom counseling, individual counseling, consultation with parents, teachers and administration and connection to community resources for families. All counseling services are designed to promote a positive learning environment and support students with their academic and social/emotional short and long term goals.


Classroom Counseling


Classroom counseling consists of structured lessons designed to help all students attain the desired competencies and to provide all students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills appropriate for their developmental level.

Topics that may be taught in classroom counseling:

  • Study skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Career exploration
  • Transitions
  • Positive peer relationships
  • Personal safety
  • Empathy
  • Social-emotional learning

Individual Counseling


School counselors assist students in establishing personal goals.

Individual counseling is a short-term, solution-focused intervention designed to meet students’ needs and concerns.

Referrals can be provided to families in need of long-term support.

School Counselors can meet individually with students to assist in the following areas:

  • Developing academic goals
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organization and time management
  • Family transitions
  • Transitioning to a new school
  • Managing emotions

 

Stop Bullying In Its Tracks


St. Louis school has a zero tolerance policy towards any bullying behavior. Learn how to prevent it and how to report it in our anti-bullying guide.

Download PDF
 

Stop Bullying In Its Tracks


St. Louis school has a zero tolerance policy towards any bullying behavior. Learn how to prevent it and how to report it in our anti-bullying guide.

Download PDF

High School Placement
Test Information


The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is made up of five, multiple-choice, parts: verbal, quantitative, reading, mathematics, and language skills. The exam takes two hours to complete and contains 298 questions. The multiple-choice questions are designed to indicate how well a student performs tasks that can be expected of an average eighth grader.


For more test day information or additional questions, please contact Admissions Director Nancy Lanigan.

Looking for more details? Download our PDF guide to get more information on:


• Exam format
• Scoring
• What to bring
• What to expect
• Where to take the exam (list of schools)
• Registration
• Fees
• Scholarships

Download PDF

High School Placement
Test Information


The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is made up of five, multiple-choice, parts: verbal, quantitative, reading, mathematics, and language skills. The exam takes two hours to complete and contains 298 questions. The multiple-choice questions are designed to indicate how well a student performs tasks that can be expected of an average eighth grader.


For more test day information or additional questions, please contact Admissions Director Nancy Lanigan.




Looking for more details? Download our PDF guide to get more information on:

• Exam format
• Scoring
• What to bring
• What to expect

• Where to take the exam (list of schools)
• Registration
• Fees
• Scholarships

Summer Reading Requirements


Reading is a fundamental skill in the success of our students. It is important for the students to practice and enforce these skills throughout the year, including summertime. Each student entering grades one through eight will have age appropriate summer reading requirements.


Please refer to the links below for current summer reading requirements.

Summer Math Requirements


Student success in math is linked to regular practice in the grade level skills. Each student entering grades two through eight will have summer IXL math requirements. Students may access their IXL account here. This summertime practice proves very beneficial to the students’ retention of math facts. The classroom teachers have observed a noticeable increase in the students’ performance and our math scores improved in every grade.


Please refer to the links below for current IXL requirements.


Summer Reading Requirements


Reading is a fundamental skill in the success of our students. It is important for the students to practice and enforce these skills throughout the year, including summertime. Each student entering grades one through eight will have age appropriate summer reading requirements.


Please refer to the links below for current summer reading requirements.



Summer Math Requirements


Student success in math is linked to regular practice in the grade level skills. Each student entering grades two through eight will have summer IXL math requirements. Students may access their IXL account here. This summertime practice proves very beneficial to the students’ retention of math facts. The classroom teachers have observed a noticeable increase in the students’ performance and our math scores improved in every grade.


Please refer to the links below for current IXL requirements.