Helias Catholic honors 1987 cross country team

Helias Catholic honored the 1987 Crusader cross country team during the school’s Homecoming 2022 celebration, 35 years after the team’s historic double-state championship season.

Both the boys and girls cross Crusader country teams earned state championships in the 1987 season, with an overall record of 91-3 for the boys and 65-11 for the girls. The girls team still holds the school record for best state team score with 57 points.

Four individual members of the team still hold Helias Catholic records for top 10 finishes: Allen Hentges (2nd, boys), Melanie Otto (3rd, girls), Andy Werth (5th, boys) and Chris Hogerty (8th, boys).

The members of the 1987 cross country team were recognized during halftime of the Homecoming football game Sept. 23 at Ray Hentges Stadium.

Senior Retreat 10/4

This year’s senior retreat will occur Tuesday, Oct. 4.
The retreat will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will finish before 3:00 p.m. Students will arrive on the school campus for the day as normal and travel together to the retreat site at Capital City Christian Church.
Please contact Director of Campus Ministry Mr. Zach Rockers at zrockers@heliascatholic.com with any questions.

Joseph Raley named National Merit Semifinalist

Helias Catholic senior Joseph Raley has been named a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship.

He is among 16,000 National Merit semifinalists across the United States, who entered the program by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The nationwide group of semifinalists, which represents less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

National Merit Scholarship finalists compete for one of 2,500 scholarships of $2,500 each, with determination of winners based on students’ skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

Congratulations, Joseph!

ACT Test Dates 2022-23

The next ACT exam will be offered here at Helias Catholic on Saturday, Oct. 22. The deadline to register was Friday, Sept. 16. Late registration (with a fee) is due by Friday, Sept. 30.

Be sure to bring an approved calculator, two No. 2 pencils (NOT mechanical pencils), photo ID and admission ticket. Students should enter through the Commons doors due to the construction of the Crucifix Entrance. Please arrived by 7:30-7:45 a.m.

More information can be found at http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-day.html.

Future ACT Test Dates at Helias Catholic can be found on our website under Academics and Counseling.



No Fireworks After Homecoming Parade

Due to circumstances out of our control, Helias Catholic will not host fireworks or a gathering at the Crusader Athletic Complex following this Thursday’s Homecoming parade.

Please join us in supporting our Crusaders at the Homecoming parade at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in downtown Jefferson City!

Click here to see a full list of Helias Catholic’s Homecoming 2022 events and spirit days.

Homecoming Week Spirit Days & Events

Helias Catholic’s Homecoming Week is Sept. 18-24. The Student Council has chosen “Saders Got the Groove,” celebrating the culture of the 1980s, as the Homecoming theme for 2022.

Spirit days and activities will include:

  • Monday, Sept. 19: “Funky Fresh” Day (thrift clothing/mix and match), with doughnuts before school and 1980s trivia at lunch.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20: “Golden Girls” Day (dress like old people), with ice cream bar at lunch and popsicles after school.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21: “Footloose” Day (wear non-uniform shoes and fun socks) with Homecoming shirts, with “Guess That Teacher from the ‘80s” and waffle-eating contest at lunch.
  • Thursday, Sept. 22: “Dynamic Duos” Day (dress like iconic groups from the ‘80s), with ice cream sandwiches after school at noon.
  • Friday, Sept. 23: “Saders Got the Groove: Throwback Friday” (wear Helias Catholic shirts from years past).

Homecoming events include:

  • Thursday, Sept. 15: Homecoming Queen Assembly at 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 18: Powderpuff at 6 p.m. at Ray Hentges Stadium.
  • Thursday, Sept 22: Homecoming Parade at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Jefferson City. (NOTE: We will NOT have fireworks or a gathering at the Crusader Athletic Complex following the parade.)
  • Friday, Sept. 23: Homecoming Assembly at noon.
  • Saturday, Sept. 24: Homecoming Dance from 7-10 p.m. in Helias Catholic Auxiliary Gym.

Homecoming T–shirts, class powderpuff shirts, and Mums for Moms are available to order here: https://stores.inksoft.com/helias_homecoming/shop/home. The deadline to order is noon Thursday, Sept. 15.

Powderpuff shirts will be given out from 5:15-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Ray Hentges Stadium; and Homecoming T–shirts will be given out at school Tuesday, Sept. 20. Mums for Moms will be delivered at school Thursday, Sept. 22.

Homecoming T-Shirt Orders

Homecoming Tshirts, class powderpuff shirts, and Mums for Moms are available to order here: https://stores.inksoft.com/helias_homecoming/shop/home

The deadline to order is noon this Thursday, Sept. 15.

Powderpuff shirts will be given out from 5:15-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Ray Hentges Stadium; and Homecoming Tshirts will be given out at school Tuesday, Sept. 20. Mums for Moms will be delivered at school Thursday, Sept. 22.

Bridge the Gap T-shirts

The cost of providing a Helias Catholic education to one student is over $10,000 — but support from organizations like The Foundation for the Benefit of Helias Catholic High School helps us continue to keep tuition affordable.

Help the foundation Bridge the Gap by buying the 2023 T-shirt! Students may wear this year’s Bridge the Gap T-shirts to school with jeans and tennis shoes on the first Friday of each month. Click here to order a 2023 Bridge the Gap T-shirt.

This year’s shirts are heather navy or light blue. Please note: In order to participate in the dress down days, students must wear a Bridge the Gap shirt from the 2023 fundraiser.

Bridge the Gap T-shirt days for 2022-23 are:

  • Oct. 7, 2022
  • Nov. 4, 2022
  • Dec. 2, 2022
  • Jan. 6, 2023
  • Feb. 3, 2023
  • March 3, 2023
  • April 14, 2023
  • May 5, 2023

Flu Shot Clinic 10/27

The Cole County Health Department will offer flu vaccinations at Helias Catholic High School from 7 a.m.–12 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.

Health officials including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a yearly flu vaccination as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. Helias Catholic will offer an opportunity for students to receive a flu shot at school this fall.

To register your student to receive a flu shot at school, complete the Flu Vaccination Consent Form and email it to flushot@heliascatholic.com by Friday, Sept. 9.

Please contact school nurse Mrs. Staci Kampeter at skampeter@heliascatholic.com with any questions.

NOTE: This is not a COVID-19 vaccination.

New Sader Shop Hours Start Sept. 22

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 22, the Sader Shop will be open inside Helias Catholic High School from 7–9 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays when school is in session. Visitors should go to the main office to be directed to the spirit wear shop.

The Sader Shop Team Store at Ray Hentges Stadium in the Crusader Athletic Complex is open from 5:30 p.m. through halftime during regular-season home varsity football games.