November Principals Newsletter

On November 1st, All Saints’ Day, we are reminded that we are called to lives of holy service. As we approach Thanksgiving, the St. Michael High School Faculty, Staff and Administration are Warriors with grateful hearts.

We Pray with Gratitude for …

Our Bishop Michael Duca for his leadership and his dedication to Catholic education in the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
The Catholic Schools Office and Superintendent Dr. Melanie Palmisano for their commitment to SMHS and to Catholic education throughout our Diocese.  Father Ryan Hallford and Father Paul Gros for serving as chaplains to the St. Michael High School community. The SMHS Advisory Board for its diligence, time and effort on behalf of our great school. Our students who remain open to their own faith formation as committed disciples of Christ. Our families who sacrifice to provide their son or daughter with a strong Catholic education rooted in Gospel values. The record number of prospective students and parents who visited our campus during Shadow Days and during Open House to see what the Warrior experience is all about.  All those who worked to make our 2019 Open House a success.
The many students who took the time to let visitors know just how much they love and value the opportunities they have here at St. Michael.  The parents who volunteered to decorate, to provide food, to meet and greet our visitors, and to sell spirit items. The faculty and staff who worked tirelessly to ready the campus and the various display areas.
The Open House Committee for their months of planning. Parent Ambassadors, alumni, and other volunteers who helped to make our night a success.  The Maintenance Team for making sure that our campus was clean and in good repair.
The opening of our multipurpose building which adds a beautiful façade and a much-needed practical space for our growing campus.  All the generous donors who help to provide the necessary financial support for St. Michael High School to thrive. Our St. Michael parents who partner with the school to form our young men and young women as committed disciples of Christ.  Our faculty & staff and for their willingness to grow professionally and spiritually so that we might continue to move forward as the leader in Catholic education in our Diocese. The outstanding SMHS school community, which continues to grow in support of the school mission of educating our young people spiritually, intellectu-ally, and personally. Please remember our school, our families and our staff in your prayers during this month of November and throughout the school year. On Thanksgiving Day, we pray with grateful hearts for the many blessings that God has bestowed on each one of us. On behalf of the administration, faculty & staff of SMHS – Happy Thanksgiving!

Yours in Christ,
Ellen B. Lee Principal

November 2019
November 2019 Principals Newsletter