Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School

Who Are We?

November 1960

First Parent’s Club

Sts. Leo-Seton organizes the school’s first parent club.

June 1977

First Lay Principal

After 18 years of dedicated service, the Grey Nuns retired their service to the school and the first lay principal was appointed.

April 1979

First Capital Expansion

Ground was broken for the school’s first capital expansion, a three-phase project.

June 1980

Name Change

St. Leo School becomes Sts. Leo-Seton Elementary.
With the division of the two Church parishes, St. Leo the Great and St. Elizabeth Seton, St. Leo School was renamed to Sts. Leo-Seton Elementary to include both Church parishes.

1981

Phase 1 Expansion Complete

Four new classrooms and a chapel were completed in phase 1 of the capital expansion project.

1983

Phase 2 Expansion Complete

A library, six classrooms, and staff offices were added in the capital expansion project’s second phase.

1985

Phase 3 Expansion Begins

Phase 3 of the capital expansion began with construction of the gym/classroom facility “shell.”

December 1986

New Gym Opens

The first basketball games were played in the new gym.

1987-1988

Dream Sessions Committee Formed

A “dream sessions” committee was formed to plan for the future of SLS, studying enrollment growth, facility maintenance, expansion, image, needs of the church parishes, and the needs of current and future parent population.

1990

New Gym/Classroom Complete

The gym/classroom facility was completed, and Pre-K and junior high classes moved into new classrooms.

1992

Annual Drives Start

The School Board adopted a structured development program and instituted an annual drive in place of fundraisers.

1994

Library Expansion Plan Begins

A library expansion committee began strategic planning for library expansion options.

1997

New Library Recommended

The Capital Improvement Committee recommended construction of a new library.

1999

New Library Fund Raising Begins

A capital campaign began to fund construction of a multimedia library, renovation of the existing library space for an art lab/classroom, construction of a multipurpose athletic court and enhancement of the science lab.

2002

New Library Construction Begins

Construction began on the new library, art lab, science lab, and multipurpose athletic court.

August 2002

New Name Instituted

Sts. Leo-Seton Elementary becomes Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School to more closely align with the school’s Catholic mission, Sts. Leo-Seton Elementary is renamed to Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School.

2003

Classroom Renovations Begin

Phased classroom renovations began and the parking lot was paved.

2004

SLS Earns Accredidation

SLS was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

2005

Pre-K Expansion

A third section of Pre-K students were enrolled.

2006-2007

New Junior High Plan Approved

Advisory Council approved plans to construct a new junior high classroom building.

2010-2011

New Junior High Building Complete

The junior high building was constructed, which houses the 6th – 8th grade classrooms, an office for the assistant principal, a conference room, and a teacher workroom.

2014

St. Jude Playground Complete

The St. Jude playground was constructed and dedicated thanks to a generous donation from an SLS family.

2018-2019

Continued Growth

Record participation in the Fund for SLS with 344 donors contributing more than $90,000.
SLS recognized by Community Coffee Cash for Schools for record breaking performance in the program and earning the largest cash award in the program’s history.

Sts. Leo-Seton Leadership Team

Fr. David Hebert

Fr. David Hebert

Chancellor

Kimberly Gothreaux

Kimberly Gothreaux

Principal

Heather Stemmans

Heather Stemmans

Vice Principal

Stephanie Leger

Stephanie Leger

Religion Director

Amos Batiste

Amos Batiste

Development Director

Annette Marcantel

Annette Marcantel

Curriculum Coordinator

Sts. Leo-Seton Faculty and Staff

Jennifer Andries

Jennifer Andries

Benita Bellot

Benita Bellot

Megan Robichaux

Megan Robichaux

Danielle Bergeron

Danielle Bergeron

Tina Bordelon

Tina Bordelon

Julie Broussard

Julie Broussard

Robin Broussard

Robin Broussard

Sherry Chavez

Sherry Chavez

Katie Coquat

Katie Coquat

Paula Credeur

Paula Credeur

Tina Dean

Tina Dean

Kathy Schaub

Kathy Schaub

Bookkeeper

Victoria Degeyter

Victoria Degeyter

Jennifer Descant

Jennifer Descant

Counselor

Nanette Domingue

Nanette Domingue

Mandy Dore

Mandy Dore

Jennifer Dupuis

Jennifer Dupuis

Molli Fortier

Molli Fortier

Misty Gary

Misty Gary

Emily Gautreaux

Emily Gautreaux

Victoria Smith

Victoria Smith

Jamie Robin

Jamie Robin

Amy Guidry

Amy Guidry

Bridget Stelly

Bridget Stelly

Deanna Habetz

Deanna Habetz

Debbie Touchet

Debbie Touchet

Kasey Theriot

Kasey Theriot

Charles Hebert

Charles Hebert

Athletic Director

Emily Hebert

Emily Hebert

Marie Hebert

Marie Hebert

Counselor

Andrea Johnson

Andrea Johnson

Librarian

Suzanne Kidder

Suzanne Kidder

Jennifer Viator

Jennifer Viator

Jill LeBlanc

Jill LeBlanc

Angela Lee

Angela Lee

Technology Coordinator

Lauren Leger

Lauren Leger

Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller

Stacey Mire

Stacey Mire

Ashley Patin

Ashley Patin

Jackie Savoie

Jackie Savoie

Secretary

Angie Schaub

Angie Schaub

Sara St. Romain

Kathryn Naomi

Principal’s Message

“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.