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We Are Providing an Environment for Our Students to Grow & Excel
Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School opened its campus in the fall of 1959. The campus included a one-story building that housed eight classrooms, offices, a lobby, restroom facilities, and a cafeteria. The school grounds covered over five acres, which provided enough room for a playground and future expansion of the campus. 20 years later, Bishop Gerald Frey officiated a groundbreaking event to initiate the expansion of the school. In this plan, new add-ons would be built such as: classrooms, a chapel, labs, office space, library, and more restrooms. Construction on the gym began and was completed in time to play the first basketball game in 1986. With the gym completed, classrooms were added a year later that housed the junior high classes. In the spring of 2002, construction began on the Multimedia Library. Other additions were completed this school year such as: an art studio, science lab, and multipurpose court. The 2009-2010 school year marked the 50th anniversary of the school and was celebrated with a few renovations that included new ceilings, light fixtures, and new flooring in the cafeteria and main building. The following school year the junior high building was constructed and housed the 6-8 grade classrooms, an office for the assistant principal, a teacher workroom, and a conference room. Continuing with the renovation and expansion of the campus, the St. Jude Playground was constructed and dedicated, thanks to a generous donation from an SLS family. Many renovations and updates have been made to the SLS campus throughout the past 60 years and will continue to better the facilities at Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School in the future. We look forward to the opportunity to grow as a campus and student body and appreciate all of the support we receive.
Kimberly Gothreaux, Principal
“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence.” Mother Theresa
The 2019-2020 school year began with our religion theme, “Through Him, With Him, and In Him,” three words are often heard at Mass at the end of the Eucharistic prayer. Our goal this year was to make those words that we hear weekly into works that we live daily. That theme was truly lived as our students participated in many activities at Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School during the school year, which are documented throughout this magazine. The smiling faces of all those students in all those pictures demonstrate just how wonderful of a school year we had, Through Him.
What started as a typical school year certainly ended completely differently than expected. Little did we know that we would be called to rely on the strength of Jesus as we faced uncertain times, in our country, in our school, and in our homes. As we were faced with a school closure for a statewide quarantine at the beginning of the 4th quarter, we leaned on Jesus as With Him, we transitioned to a virtual school. This distance learning model helped afford our students with a continuation of learning. This would not have happened so positively without taking Jesus with us on this journey. The strength we have from our faith held us up during this difficult time.
In Him, reflects on how we live in Jesus, through His body and blood, found in the Eucharistic feast at Mass. As our churches closed across the country, just like our schools, we were forced to transform our homes into something new… our homes because our offices, our school, and for the first time in my lifetime, our church. Mother Theresa so poignantly articulated that we find God in the silence of our lives. We live such busy lives surrounded with a lot of noise from society. Although this difficult time has put on us some heavy burdens, we are reminded that In Him, we have found each other by reconnecting in our homes with our family members, even in our celebration of weekly Mass. Allow the silence of this time to let us truly hear one another.
As we look forward to a more normal 2020-2021 school year, let us not quickly go back to the busyness of our normal lives. Let us use these lessons that we have learned to continue family time, continue meals together, continue game night, and continue growing as a family. There is always a silver lining, a rainbow after the storm, a plan from God… we are ready for it Through Him, With Him, and In Him.
Fr. David Hebert, Chancellor
My Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,
I would like to extend my warmest welcome to each and everyone one of you and to thank you for choosing to provide your child with a Catholic education in a safe, faith-filled, family environment. Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School has an administration, staff, faculty and numerous volunteers who strive to provide your child with a well-balanced academic, prayerful and nurturing education and experience.
Our theme for this coming school year is taken from the Gospel of 1 John. In 1 John 4:19 we read “We love, because he first loved us.” Love is the foundation of the Christian faith, and it is how we are called to live our lives by loving God and our neighbors.
Questions may come to mind like “Why did God first love us?” God created us for one reason: to know Him and love Him and have fellowship with Him. And originally that’s what happened; Adam and Eve loved God and had unbroken fellowship with Him. They not only lived in a perfect world, but they had perfect fellowship with their Creator.
How do I return to my first love? Return to Your First Love for the Lord. A prayer of ancient Israel’s leader, Moses, gives us insight into the goal of keeping our first love: “Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, show me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight” (Exodus 33:13). The longing of our hearts should be to know God, to know Him intimately.
Here at Sts. Leo-Seton we strive to create an environment where we return the love that God has first given to us. Jesus tells us that the greatest commandment is to “Love God and Love Our Neighbor.” You and your child will be given many opportunities to experience receiving and giving of God’s love. We have many service opportunities and activities where we are given the opportunity to experience and live out our call to discipleship as sons and daughters of God and brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ. The rules, regulations, policies and activities are designed to not only teach your children, our children, to live in the world but more importantly to live in the world as Catholic Christians.
Again, thank you for choosing Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School for your child’s future. We know that your experience here will be rewarding. You and your child will get the most out of your time here by what you put into it. We encourage you to become actively involved in our school and in your child’s activities.
Our motto is “We are family” and we welcome each and every one of you to ours!
Blessings to all of you during this coming year,
To teach as Jesus did, building a community of believers dedicated to serving others, while providing excellent academics with a nurturing environment.
That our students will be spiritually and academically prepared for lifelong learning.
What Parents are Saying
One of our greatest decisions as parents was sending our children to Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School. The SLS family is one that supports and encourages one another to make their class a success. Not only are excellent academics being taught here, but our children are able to learn strong faith based values which create one big happy FAMILY. One we are proud to belong to.
Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School has provided my children with outstanding academic & religious educations. They love their school & feel safe when they are there.