iGiveCatholic

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#iGiveCatholic to Stuart Hall School on #GivingTuesday (Tuesday, November 28), and make sure philanthropy plays a role in your holiday season.  

If you will be out of town on #iGiveCatholic Day, you can still participate! Schedule your advance day gift through November 26, 2017 and it will still count toward our iGiveCatholic Giving Day total.

#iGiveCatholic is a great day to support the Catholic community and our school. Donations of $25 or more made through #iGiveCatholic Day will qualify our school for bonus prizes, while counting as your Annual Giving Drive contribution and year-end gift.

Please join Stuart Hall School for Boys in showing that Catholics are the most generous givers. We are excited to be a part of this new tradition and thank you in advance for your support!  

Schedule your gift Below:

5th Grade NOAL Flag Football Champs!

The Fifth Grade flag football team entered the playoffs undefeated #1 seed and bracketed to play Holy Name in the semifinals. The Knights came out early and had a 13-0 lead, but Holy Name struck late in the game with a 40 yard bomb to make the score 13-7. The Knights struck back and closed the game with a 20-7 win versus the Gators. Stuart Hall advanced to the championship against Trinity. The Knights kicked off to Trinity to start the game. Trinity got into scoring position, but Darrick LeBeouf came up with a big interception to stop the drive. The Knights first possession sputtered forcing a punt deep in their own territory. Trinity got the ball back and took the lead on a QB keeper to go up 6-0. The Knights were down for the first time all season and had to regroup. Stuart Hall got another huge play from LeBeouf on fourth down with 5 seconds left until halftime. LeBeouf ran a deep post and Sean Maher threw it to the end zone as time expired. LeBeouf jumped over several defenders, caught the ball, and fell down into the end zone to tie the score 6-6 at halftime. 

That play jump started the Knights and the momentum carried into the second half. Stuart Hall received the second half kickoff. The Knights disciplined offense drove the ball methodically down the field and scored on a Harrison Gootee to Jacob Washington screen pass to make the score 12-6. Trinity fought back and got deep into the red zone. A Trinity score and extra point, would put them back in the lead with less than 5 minutes in the game. The Knights' backs were against the wall. Their amazing resiliency and teamwork was displayed as they stopped Trinity nine times inside the 20 yard line, including four times from the 5 yard line. LeBeouf ended their drive with his third interception of the game. The Knights took over with under 4 minutes. Stuart Hall started the drive deep in their own territory and started to run the clock out. A beautiful fake reverse to Washington would set up the next touchdown. On the fake to Washington, a quick pass to Cole Wierzbicki and hand off to J.T. Mills worked perfectly. The Mills run after the hand off set up the Knights final score.  A Washington QB keeper for the score put the finishing touches as the Knights won the Championship 18-6.

"I really appreciate this great group of boys," Coach Israel Punch said. "Their dedication, sacrifice, attitude, support, teamwork, discipline, spirit, courage. I can go on and on about how awesome these young men are. It takes all mentioned, and more to build a championship. Their minds, hearts, souls, and spirits are the most important and that is what I am most proud of. "

Thanks to everyone for supporting our Champions. GO KNIGHTS!

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86% of the Class of 2018 Qualifies for Duke Tip

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Duke's Talent Identification Program identifies academically talented Seventh Graders based on their standardized test scores. In order to be eligible, students must achieve a qualifying score 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. Congratulations to the following Seventh Graders:
 

Matthew Baffes
Emile Bruneau
John Paul Ciaccio
Paul Collins
Jack DesRoches
Randy Dunkin
Grayson Gallinghouse
Beau Gibbons
William Good
Austin Guillory
Scout Hughes
Jacob Jackson
Nicholas Jacobs
Alex Jeansonne
Grayson Joint
Miles Kavanaugh
Ryan LaNasa
Griffin Landry
Michael Landry
William Lavie
Clifton LeBlanc
Jack Lo
Killian Lyon
John Mantooth
Ben Musgrave
Andrew Newell
Vehaan Sabharwal
Jack Seidell
Jacob Smith
Roland Waguespack
Joshua Washington

S/H Closed Tuesday, August 29

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.

Speech, Vision, Hearing Screenings

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.

Congratulations to Our Knights on the Carrollton Boosters

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.  

S/H 2017-18 Summer Parent Letter

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 (bhagan@stuarthall.org).

Sincerely,

Bridget F. Hagan, Ph.D.
Assistant Head of School

2017-18 Required Forms

We hope you're enjoying your summer! Please see below for forms with detailed information about uniforms, school supplies, carpool, and more.

Forms -
Due Thursday, July 13, 2017

Important Information -- Please read.