Sophomore Retreat

April 4-5, 2018

Sophomore Retreat invites each sophomore:
  • to a deeper understanding and implication of himself as an individual;
  • to a deeper understanding and development of his relationship to God;
  • to a deeper understanding of his relationship and union to his classmates;
  • to a deeper understanding of and responsibility to his relationship to his friends and family.

Sophomore Retreat will also prepare your son for the subsequent Sophomore Conversations. During Sophomore Conversations, we will review his accomplishments over the past two years and assist him in setting some goals for his junior and senior years, with a focus on SLUH’s vision of the Graduate-at-Graduation. We would like both the student and his parents or guardians present during the Sophomore Conversation, which will last approximately an hour. Other than his participation in Sophomore Retreat, no other preparation for is necessary. Simply come ready to listen and respond about how your son’s life at SLUH has gone thus far and how he and you hope it will go in the two years to come. These Sophomore Conversations will take place before and after school, and on weekends, from Monday, April 10 - Monday, May 15. Parents can register for their son's Sophomore Conversation here.


Sophomore Retreat - Permission Form
Sophomore Retreat - Overnight Groups

Parent Letters


Sophomore Retreat Parent Letter - March 2017

March 24, 2017

Dear Sophomore Parents/Guardians,

It may seem difficult to believe, but your son’s time as a SLUH student is nearly halfway over! We are writing to inform you about two important, upcoming events in the life of your sophomore: the Sophomore Retreat and the Sophomore Conversation.

Sophomore Retreat runs over two days—April 5 and 6. On April 5, there is a normal schedule of classes, and all sophomores are to report to the chapel by 3:30 p.m. for the beginning of the retreat. This retreat is mandatory except in cases of medical emergencies; your son will be excused from all after-school activities on Wednesday, including work grant and sports. After a 5:30 p.m. Mass in the Chapel that one parent is invited to (only one, due to space restrictions), your son will depart for his host house for the rest of the evening and overnight. Your son’s host family should have already contacted you to make arrangements for your involvement in the evening, which includes your presence for the evening activities. If your host family hasn’t yet contacted you, or if you haven’t seen the detailed Sophomore Retreat information found in previous Principal’s Newsletters or a direct email from Mr. Gilmore, please contact Mr. Gilmore ASAP. Your son will return to school the following morning for the conclusion of the retreat, which will conclude by 3:00pm. He will be able to attend all after-school activities on Thursday. Finally, please remind your son that there is a mandatory Sophomore Class Meeting to discuss the details of the retreat on Tuesday, March 28 during Activity Period in the Joe Schulte Theater.

We also need all families to complete and return the included permission slip. This permission slip indicates your permission to have your son spend the night at his host family’s house and be transported back to school the following morning. On it, you can list any and all pertinent medical and treatment information, in the event of an emergency. Additionally, if you have any other concerns about your son being with his host family for the evening, you should communicate and clarify those concerns with the host family in the days prior to the retreat. Please scan and return this permission form to Mr. Gilmore, or turn them in to the main office. Ultimately, unless you ask us otherwise, we will pass along the form to your son’s host family for the evening.

Sophomore Retreat will, in part, prepare your son for the Sophomore Conversations that follow, which leads us to the second part of this letter: we would like to schedule a Sophomore Conversation with you and your son. At this conference, we will review his accomplishments over the past two years and assist him in setting some goals for his junior and senior years, with a focus on SLUH’s vision of the Graduate-at-Graduation. We would like both the student and his parents or guardians present during the Sophomore Conversation, which will last approximately an hour. Other than his participation in Sophomore Retreat, no other preparation is necessary. Simply come ready to listen and respond about how your son’s life at SLUH has gone thus far and how he and you hope it will go in the two years to come. These Sophomore Conversations will take place before and after school, and on weekends, from Monday, April 10 - Monday, May 15. To register for a Sophomore Conversation, please go to: http://support.sluh.org/sophomore_conversations/ - Parents must use their son's credentials (the same he uses for logging onto school computers, e-mail, etc.). PowerSchool account information is not currently supported.

Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation with these important events. If you have any questions about either the Sophomore Retreat or the Sophomore Conversation, feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail.

Sincerely,

Mr. Craig Hannick, Principal
channick@sluh.org, 314-531-0330 x2098

Mr. Frank Corley, Sophomore Class Moderator
fcorley@sluh.org, 314-531-0330 x2064

Mr. Brian Gilmore, Campus Ministry
bgilmore@sluh.org, 314-531-0330 x2130

Mrs. Simonie Anzalone, Campus Ministry
sanzalone@sluh.org, 314-531-0330 x2148

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