In an abundance of caution and consistent with the Archdiocese of New Orleans Catholic Schools, Stuart Hall School for Boys will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, August 29, due to forecasts of inclement weather. Additional updates will be made via School Messenger and will be posted here on our website, as needed. We pray you stay safe and dry. Please also keep those affected by Hurricane Harvey in your prayers.
September 5-6 & September 11-12
New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center and Kimberly Bradley, pediatric occupational therapist, have partnered this year to offer comprehensive screenings to our boys. If you would like for your child to be screened for speech, language, vision and hearing, or occupational therapy/fine motor skills, please return the appropriate form linked below by Monday, August 28. The speech, language, vision and hearing screenings are free for PK3 and KINDERGARTEN students and $30 for all other students. Occupational therapy screenings are $15 per child. All screenings will be held on campus September 5-6 and September 11-12.
Speech, Language, Hearing, and Vision screening forms are due by Monday, August 28:
Occupational Therapy screening forms are due by Friday, September 1.
Please find a copy of the 2017-2018 Parent/Student Handbook here. Please review the handbook with your son and return the signed Handbook, Internet Agreement, and Off Campus Activities Permission form to the front office by next Wednesday, August 23. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Hagan.
Class lists for the 2017-18 school year may be found on the Parents' page under Knight Life. (Password may be found in your summer letter from Dr. Hagan.)
Congratulations to rising Seventh Graders Joshua Washington '18, William Good '18, and Grayson Gallinghouse '18 (pictured from left to right), members of the 2017 American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Championship Team.
Joshua, William, and Grayson are members of the Carrollton Boosters 12-year old baseball team coached by MH Phillips. They finished the 104-team tournament in Cooperstown, New York, undefeated with an 11-0 record. The team also placed 2nd in the "Around the Horn Plus" team skills competition. The championship game was played at Cooperstown Dreams Park on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Bracket details may be found here.
I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying the summer months! As always, we remain busy on campus preparing for your son to return in August! Summer projects include the development of a Preschool and Lower School Tinker Lab, a Lower School Science Room, a new Music Wing, and the highly anticipated green space. We can’t wait for you and your sons, our boys, to see all of our great new spaces!
Our faculty has also been busy this summer with professional development. Our teachers have crossed the country to attend the International Boys School Coalition Conference, the International Society for Technology in Education Conference, Daily 5 for Reading and Daily 3 for Math and more, all in an effort to strengthen and add to their knowledge base and expertise which ultimately benefits our boys! The faculty, staff and administration are looking forward to an exciting 2017-2018 school year filled with fun, hard work and much learning!
In addition, this summer brings to a close our year long ISAS (Independent School Association of the Southwest) Reaccreditation Self-Study and Documentation of Adherence to Standards. We look forward to welcoming the ISAS Visitation Committee to our campus on September 17-20.
As Stuart Hall School for Boys embarks on a new year in the education and formation of boys, our theme for the year will be to Seize the Day. God graces us with opportunities daily to give generously to those in need, to embrace kindness, practice compassion and stand up for justice. My hope is that as a school community we can continue to embrace these opportunities and seek out ways each day to make a positive difference in the lives of those around us! Mother Teresa said, “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” As we continue our mission as leaders in the formation and education of boys in our community, we will focus this year on making the most of each day.
I am also drawn to these words by our namesake, Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ, “It is always here and now, there is always the present moment to do the very best we can with, and the future depends on the way these moments are spent.” Let us be charged by Mother Stuart’s words of wisdom and in the upcoming year celebrate our daily opportunities for personal growth and service to others.
Included with this letter are: important notes and reminders, faculty assignments, new faculty information, and details on the opening days of school. Additionally, preliminary information is included about our after-school offerings for the fall. In the final weeks of summer, I hope you find some time for rest and relaxation as a family! I can’t wait to begin another exciting year at Stuart Hall! If you need assistance with anything or have any questions about these enclosures, I am available at school (861-1954) or by email (email@example.com).
Bridget F. Hagan, Ph.D.
Assistant Head of School
We hope you're enjoying your summer! Please see below for forms with detailed information about uniforms, school supplies, carpool, and more.
Due Thursday, July 13, 2017
- Health Examination
- Emergency Information and Medical History
- Photo Waiver
- Vehicle License
- Extended Day
- Birthday Books
- Room Parent Dues
- Spirit T-shirt
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Please join us in congratulating the Class of 2017!
Michael Alan McKenna
Pictures from our 27th Mass and Commencement
Thursday, May 22, 2017
Congratulations to Nate Jackson '17 and Collin Pelitere '17 for receiving Louisiana State Recognition by the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). Ninety-three percent of the Class of 2017 qualified for Duke TIP.
This past Saturday April 29, the Stuart Hall Chess Team competed in the Louisiana State Scholastic Championship, held at St. Dominic in Lakeview. More than 160 players participated, making it the largest State Championship turnout in many years.
In the 61 player K2 section, 15 Stuart Hall players (Declan Albro '22, Charlie Avin '22, Patrick Avin '23, Joseph Cusimano '22, CJ Encalarde '22, Mike Graugnard '23, Liam Hollard '23, Thomas Hulefeld '22, John Michael Maristany '22, Grady Miles '22, Connor Rooney '22, Parker Rooney '24, Kennon Russo '22, August Sauska '23, and Eli Weber '24) competed and the top 4 scores were counted as the team score. Our K2 Knights entered the final round only a half point ahead of archrival Lusher and Baton Rouge International School but finished the last round well and pushed the score ahead of the others with a 16.5 point win over Lusher (15 points) and BRIS (14.0) to win 1st place and capturing their second State Championship in a row.
In the 57 player K4 Section, Stuart Hall was missing a few key players due to schedule conflicts and could not compete for a team score (in this tournament, 3 players are needed to make a team). Undeterred, Stuart Hall veterans Ryan Avin '21 and Aidan Hollard '21 nevertheless made a go of it.Ryan Avin tied for 2nd place (8th on tie breaks) with a great 4-1 record. Aidan scored 2 points (33rd place), losing only to the 3rd and 5th place finishers with 2 points.
Individually, our Knights were quite impressive, with 10 of the top 20 finishers overal being Stuart Hall players! Even more significantly, 4 of those were first year players! Charlie Avin won 1st place and the State Champion Title with a clean sheet of 5 points.
John Michael Maristany and Connor Rooney tied for 3rd (7th and 8th respectively on tie breaks), August Sauska (3.5 pts/ 11th place), Kennan Russon (3.5/ 13th place), Declan Albro (3.5/ 14th place), Mike Graugnard (3.0/16th), Patrick Avin (3.0/ 18th place), Joseph Cusimano (3.0/ 19th place), Parker Rooney 3.0/ 20th place), CJ Encalarde (2.5/ 28th place), Liam Hollard (2.5/ 28th place), Eli Weber (2/ 40th place, Thomas Hulefeld (2/ 45th place), Grady Miles (2/ 46th place).
This young team has given us two years of State Championship wins and City League wins. Two of our players, Charlie Avin and John Michael Maristany made it into the top 100 in the country for their age this year. They have worked hard and consistently, never resting on their previous victories, and have shown the State of Louisiana and New Orleans what kind of mettle Stuart Hall School for Boys produces. One nice surprise is the addition of several younger players onto the chess scene, who, in their first year of chess, braved tough competition with more experienced players, and came through with results much higher than expected.
Stuart Hall Chess Knights, you have represented yourselves and your school most admirably and have set a standard for scholastic chess in our great city. You play with heart and commitment, you have worked hard and have earned the rewards. Your Coach is most proud of you, and believes in each and every one of you. Congratulations to all of you!