Sports Physicals – Due 2/27
If you are participating in a Spring Sport and have not played a sport yet this year, please make sure you have a current sports physical turned into the office before the first day of spring sports practice on Monday, February 27th.
Sadie Hawkins Dance Form – Due 2/8
The Sadie Hawkins dance is scheduled for Saturday, February 11th. If a student is bringing a date from another school, please stop by the front office to receive a form. That form is due back by Wednesday, February 8th.
FROSH Camp Registration
Hosted by the Helias Catholic Student Council, FROSH Camp welcomes our incoming freshman class. The Class of 2027 will participate in a club rush, orientation, team building, and faith-building activities as they prepare to be Crusaders. This is a tremendously fun and free event and a great way to build positive relationships before school starts.
FROSH Camp registration is due by noon July 19, 2023.
Please contact Mrs. Elizabeth Twyman with questions about FROSH Camp.
Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools Week 2023 is Jan. 29 through Feb. 3. Helias Catholic Campus Ministry and Student Council have planned a week of fun activities and spirit days.
- Monday, Jan. 30: “Monk Life” — Wear hoodies and joggers; doughnuts.
- Tuesday, Jan. 31: “Dress Up for Jesus” — Think Christmas Mass attire for all-school Mass; juggling contest at lunch.
- Wednesday, Feb. 1: Catholic Identity Day — $1 collection to wear any Catholic institution shirt with jeans.
- Thursday, Feb. 2: “Pilgrim People” — Anything But a Backpack Day (see guidelines below); wear tennis shoes with regular uniform.
- Friday, Feb. 3: Celebrate Helias Catholic Day — Wear Helias Catholic T-shirt and jeans. There will be a canned food “block the door” contest (see information below), assembly and noon dismissal.
Anything But a Backpack Day Guidelines
Bring your books and supplies to school in something that is NOT a backpack!
No real animals or people may be used to hold items.
No containers that would otherwise hold or promote weapons or other items or products in conflict with our guidelines will be allowed.
Students must be able to carry items easily and safely up stairs and throughout the building.
No “borrowed/stolen” items, such a grocery cart from a store.
Items must be able to fit through a classroom door.
Items must not impede the learning process with obnoxious sounds, lights, movements, etc.
IDEAS: Briefcase, suitcase, pillow case, stroller, trash can, fishing net, picnic basket, car tire, guitar case, traffic cone, microwave, cooler, tool box, stew pot, vacuum cleaner, helmet, treasure box, pizza box, shopping bag, toy truck, laundry box, wagon, small dog crate, blanket.
Block the Door Canned Food Drive
Students are invited to bring in canned food items to donate throughout the week and “block the door” to certain teachers’ classrooms in the hopes of canceling that teacher’s classes on Friday, Feb. 3.
Participating teachers will have a tape outline of a box on their door or in their classroom that must be completely filled with canned food items in order to have their Friday classes canceled.
Teachers’ doors that are successfully “blocked” (students collect enough cans) will have no lecture, assignments, tests, etc., that day, and instead will have the option to take students to the gym for free time, bring in games, etc.
Super Sam Foundation Comfort Pack Drive
Helias Catholic Campus Ministry is hosting a comfort pack drive for the Super Sam Foundation, which sends comfort packs to children fighting cancer in the hospital.
Good items to donate would be new blankets, stuffed animals, coloring books, markers, movies, games, and other things to help pass time.
Please bring only new items since they will be going to immunocompromised children.
The drive runs from January 23 through February 3.
Marching Crusaders Trivia Night 2/17
Support the Marching Crusaders at our annual Trivia Night on Friday, Feb. 17 — this year with a Mardi Gras theme!
Registration here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0xVeFXNIz1iM3MDX-SHJqIZ0_39Fb1Qd3d-sRhtaKcRWZiw/viewform
Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Team captains need to check in at the registration table BEFORE 6:00 p.m. Seating is first come, first served. Soft drinks, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. Feel free to bring snacks/food. Prizes will be awarded to the table with the best theme/décor.
We will play 10 rounds of 10 questions. There will be opportunities to bid on silent auction items and participate in additional games of chance throughout the evening.
The cost per team is $100. When registering as a team (8 players), please designate a team captain and include their contact information. If you have fewer than 8 individuals on your team and do not wish us to add any players, please pay the full $100 team fee and select CLOSED TEAM on the form. We welcome individuals and smaller groups to register as well. Individual tickets are $12.50. We will do our best to match small groups (not to exceed 8 people) at the event.
Mulligans will be available for purchase as team captains check in and receive the Team Packet. Each mulligan is a free answer and can be used as the team chooses. Mulligans MAY NOT be purchased once trivia begins.
Registration fees can be paid in advance or at the door. Advance payments can be sent to Helias Catholic High School, C/O Tom Smyth. Please make checks payable to Helias Catholic High School and include Band Trivia Night in the memo. Electronic payments will be accepted on Feb. 17.
Questions can be directed to Trivia Night Co-Chairs Jennifer Godwin and Susan Voss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honor Roll Fall 2022 Semester
We’re proud of all of our Crusaders who made the A and B Honor Rolls for the fall 2022 semester!
First Impact Program 2/2
First Impact offers a free 90-minute evidence-based traffic safety program that educates parents about Missouri’s Graduated Driver License law.
Attendance is perfect for parents of teen drivers, ages 14-19, and new and soon-to-be drivers.
First Impact aims to eliminate motor vehicle fatalities and injuries among teens. It further attempts to reduce teen-involved crashes by increasing parental awareness and enforcement of Missouri’s GDL law.
Summer School Registration
Helias Catholic High School’s 2023 Summer School session will run from Tuesday, May 30, through Friday, June 23. Classes will meet Monday through Friday at Helias Catholic.
The course fee is $210 per course. Each Summer School course will earn 0.5 credit, and the grade will be included on student transcripts for the 2023-24 school year.
Students may request to enroll in one or two Summer School courses.
Technology Update – Jan. 6, 2023
January 6, 2023
School-Provided Student Devices
Helias Catholic High School will begin a phased process of providing a Chromebook laptop device to all students in the 2023–24 school year with the intention of providing equitable access to technology for our students, to continue to enhance dynamic classroom instruction, and to support a consistent learning environment for students and staff.
This phased process will begin with all 2023–24 freshman and sophomore students being assigned a Chromebook at the beginning of the school year.
More detailed information regarding applicable acceptable use policies, student device and accessory maintenance and replacement, etc., will be provided when devices are assigned at the beginning of the school year.
Helias Catholic’s “bring-your-own-device” policy will continue to apply to junior and senior students in the 2023–24 school year; these upperclassmen will continue to have the opportunity to check out a Chromebook from the school. Please consult Helias Catholic’s device requirements document for guidelines on acceptable student devices.
In the 2024–25 school year, all freshman, sophomore and junior students will have a school-provided device assigned to them. In the 2025–26 school year, all students will have a school-provided device assigned to them.
The devices assigned to students are owned by Helias Catholic, and students will return them to the school at the conclusion of their enrollment.
Due to the increasing cost of maintaining instructional technology including but not limited to student devices, Helias Catholic will implement a small increase to its annual technology fee for the 2023–24 school year. This technology fee, assessed annually to each enrolled student, will be $275 (previously $200).
Helias Catholic’s discounted tuition rates will remain the same for the 2023–24 school year ($3,000 for active members of a local Catholic parish; $4,900 for students/families not active in a local Catholic parish).