Congratulations to our 7th grade soccer team on their 4-3 victory against Country Day.
In a rematch of last year's 5th grade NOAL Championship (which the Knights won in overtime), the Stuart Hall Knights and the Christian Brothers Falcons faced off for the 6th grade NOAL League Championship.
The Falcons came out strong and it seemed like everything was going wrong for the Knights. In the first half, three of the Knights starters had to come out of the game. Joshua Washington had blood on his undershirt from a cut lip. William Good picked up 3 fouls early in the first half. And Scout Hughes fell down hard on his face. Despite all of the trouble, the Knights managed to take a one point lead at half-time, 17-16. During our half-time huddle, we talked about discipline, effort, and focus. The Knights responded and enforced their game plan with a very disciplined press that wore down the Falcons. The result was a 19-5 third quarter that pushed the Knights' lead to 36-21 heading into the fourth.quarter. The Knights slowed the game down in the fourth and ran the clock down each possession. Stuart Hall won 40-29 to claim the 6th grade NOAL Championship.
Jack Lo and Joshua Washington led the scoring with 12 and 11 points, respectively, but it was the heart and soul of everyone on the team that led to this victory. William Good and Nicholas Jacobs applied tremendous pressure the entire game. Scout Hughes was a warrior in the paint for the Knights. Washington dominated the paint for the Knights and once again displayed his well-rounded skill set. Lo did an awesome job running the point and setting up the offense for the Knights. William Lavie played well and made a key basket in the first half to maintain the lead for the Knights. Clifton LeBlanc, Austin Guillory, Grayson Gallinghouse, and Paul Collins have played awesome all season for the Knights.
Thanks to all the parents for supporting the team this year and for enabling me to be a small part in life/development of your boy.
On February 10, the Finegan Dining Room will be serving brown bag lunches. These lunches must be pre-ordered.
If you would like to pre-order a lunch for your son, please click here to complete the online form. Lunches must be ordered by FEBRUARY 1, 2017.
The bag lunch price is the same as a regular school lunch. It will include an overstuffed three-meat sandwich on French bread (condiments will be on the side), chips, fresh fruit and a cookie.
If you have purchased a full-year meal plan for your son, the cost of the bagged lunch is included as part of that plan, but we will need the online form completed so that your son will receive lunch.
The families of Stuart Hall will help make Christmas a little brighter for local children and their families. Students in Grades PK3-7, as well as our faculty and staff, bought gifts for families affiliated with Catholic Charities, DHH Permanent Supportive Housing, and the St. Bernard Rebuilding Project. More than 300 gifts were presented at a special Christmas Gift Drive and Chapel yesterday. Thank you so much for your generosity and for keeping the Christmas spirit alive.
Congratulations to S/H Class of 2012 alumni Christopher Chimento, Christian Gonzalez, Christian Hebert, Dylan Meyer, and John Redfearn on being named National Merit Semi-Finalists.
The men of Stuart Hall donated items to fill 22 Thanksgiving baskets for families in need. The baskets, which included a turkey along with other items essential to a complete Thanksgiving feast, were delivered to the Bishop Perry Center, Mater Dolorosa, Catholic Charities, the St. Bernard Project, and a family living with ALS in Baton Rouge, whose house flooded in August.
Congratulations to our S/H Knights, NOAL Flag Football Champions in the 5th, 6th, and 7th grade divisions!
Our 5TH GRADE TEAM defeated Trinity and Country Day to face St. Martin's (and former S/H Coach Pat LaForge) in the Championship game. In dramatic fashion, the game went into double overtime, with the 5th grade team winning the championship.
Our 6TH GRADE TEAM concluded their perfect season with wins against Holy Name in the semifinals and Holy Cross in the championship.
After defeating St. George's in the quarterfinals and St. Andrew's in the semifinals, 7TH GRADE defeated previously unbeaten #1 seed Trinity to win the championship.
Our 5TH/6TH TEAM also played their hearts out and came up just short of a championship victory against Lusher, with a final score of 18-14.
We are pleased to announce that 93 percent of the Stuart Hall Class of 2017 has qualified to participate in the DukeTIP program. We are very proud of their hard work and effort, and we commend them for achieving this honor.
Duke's Talent Identification Program identifies academically talented Seventh Graders based on their standardized test scores. In order to be eligible, students must score in the 95th percentile or higher in one of the specific core subject areas of their Fifth or Sixth Grade standardized test scores. Candidates are then invited to take the SAT or ACT along with juniors in high school preparing for college admissions. This allows the students greater insight into their academic abilities.
Thank you to everyone who supported our Runnels Book Drive. We collected 16 boxes filled with more than 400 books to help Runnels School in Baton Rouge "Recover One Book at a Time."
The 7th Grade Class of 2017 is selling two Stuart Hall items to raise money for their class gift to the school. These items will be available on a pre-order basis only. How exciting will it be for your son to have Stuart Hall pajama pants or a long sleeve dri-fit shirt just in time for the holidays? Deadline to order is Wednesday, October 26.
Please make checks payable to Stuart Hall School and indicate on the memo line that it is for the 7th grade fundraiser. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Ehrensing at 453-9404.
Stuart Hall will be hosting two open houses for prospective families in October. Open House for Middle School (young men entering grades 5 through 7) will be held on Tuesday, October 4, at 6:30 p.m. Parents of boys entering grades PK3 through fourth are invited to attend Open House on Wednesday, October 26, at 8:30 a.m.
The open house will include a brief presentation in the Van Vrancken Chapel with an overview of the school experience, as well as a group tour of the campus. Reservations are not required.
Private tours may also be scheduled by calling Director of Admissions Kathryn Fitzpatrick at 504.861.5384.