Since 1854 • Bay St. Louis, MISSISSIPPI

Friday, September 1, 2017


Morning Announcements
Friday, September 1, 2017

Please stand for our morning prayer.

We remember that we are in the presence of God.

Let us pray together as a school community in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Loving Father, united in the Heart of Jesus your Son, we offer you all we are and all the work we will do today in our classes and activities. May the love you have poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit overflow through our words and actions into the hearts of all those we meet during this school day. Help us to accept in a positive way the challenges, the corrections, and the rules which being a student entails. May our response to them draw us closer to the example of sacrifice given to us by Jesus, your son and our Savior, who lives and reigns with you forever.

We ask all these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Saint Stanislaus, pray for us.

Will everyone please join me as we recite together the Pledge of Allegiance.

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Please remain standing until the dress and grooming check have been completed.

This is Andrew Trapani. I am talking to you this morning about a very unique and important mission we, as a school, now have over the next week. As many of you know, the southeast coast of Texas was decimated by Hurricane Harvey about a week ago. Near the center of the destruction is a school called Sacred Heart Catholic, in Rockport. Student Council, as well as the diocese, has seen fit that, as a unit, the Catholic schools in our area will band together to raise funds for the restoration and aid of Sacred Heart Catholic School. What the kids at Sacred Heart are going through should be no stranger to many of us that were in Katrina here on the coast. It was an extremely chaotic and stressful time for us and our parents due to the loss of friends and family as well as the majority of our houses. As a school community, next week, we will be raising funds and collecting donations in various ways. In this time of need the student council challenges each and every one of you to understand the severity of the situation and the urgency we must use in our fundraising. With that being said, starting today and ending next Friday, September 8th, we will be collecting any donations you and your parents wish to send in. This is a time when we are called to serve those in need. We encourage you to give whatever you can because every penny counts. We will be placing money drop buckets throughout campus today. Even though the deadline for the diocese is September 8th we would like to continue helping in any way we can long past the deadline….the way many people helped us twelve years ago. Thanks and have a great day.

Athletic Results
Last night, the SSC swim team defeated Pearl River by a score of 111 to 58. John Prikasky, Alexander Fuller, Boyd Housey, Peyton Cabell, and Jacob Kurka all lead the way by winning individual events, and SSC won all three relays. Great job, Aquarocks!

The cross country team swept the George County Trail Run yesterday winning both the high school and junior high divisions. Top runners for the junior high were Kyle Stegall and Brandon Griffith. Landry Lemoine and Keegan Leverett led the high school Rocks. The season is off to a good start, congratulations gentlemen.


Athletic Events
Tonight the SSC football team will travel to Mobile to play St. Paul’s Episcopal School at 7:00 PM.
Good luck Rocks!

College Rep.
Representatives from Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, and Stanford are going to be in our area soon and if you would like to meet with representatives from these top-tier universities, please see Coach Hoffer outside of class time to get more information.

College Opportunity
Seniors with an ACT composite score of 29 or higher who are interested in Mississippi State need to see Coach Hoffer soon to find out about MSU scholars day. This free activity will introduce you to the campus and allow you to ask questions about your major and the Honors college.

Homecoming Court
SSC freshmen through seniors who are nominating a young lady for our 2017 Homecoming Court are reminded to have your paperwork completed and submitted to Mrs. Estrade no later than 12:00 noon today.

Junior High Soccer Tryouts
Junior high soccer tryouts will be held Friday, September 8th at 3:45 PM at the stadium. See Coach McRaney with questions.

Activities Board
Students, please check the Activities Board for announcements concerning: SCUBA Club.

Lunch Menu
The lunch menu for today is seafood Monica; or meatball poboy; or beef taco salad.

Monday is the birthday of 9th grader Tyler Peatross. Happy birthday on Monday Tyler!

Quote of the Day
The Quote of the Day today comes from an anonymous source which said: “The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.”


Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!