Sophomore Retreat

April 3-4, 2019

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. Signup information will be posted here when it is made available.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Parent Letters:


Sophomore Retreat Parent Letter - March 2018


March 18, 2018

It may seem difficult to believe, but your son’s time as a SLUH student is nearly half 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.

As mentioned in our February communication to parents, the Sophomore Retreat runs over two days - April 4 and 5. On April 4, there is a regular school day and then all sophomores will report to their assigned small group meeting spaces at 3:15pm 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 athletics. One parent (due to space restrictions) is invited to a 5:15 pm Mass in the chapel with the sophomores on April 4. After Mass, you and 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. If your host family has not yet contacted you, or if you have not seen the detailed Sophomore Retreat information found in previous Principal’s Newsletters or a direct email from Mrs. Simonie Anzalone, please contact Mrs. Simonie Anzalone ASAP. Your son will return to school the following morning for the remainder of the retreat, which will conclude by 3:00 pm. 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 on Monday, March 26 in the theater to discuss the details of the retreat.

Sophomore Retreat will also prepare your son for the subsequent Sophomore Conversations, which leads us to the second part of this letter: we would like to schedule a Sophomore Conversation with you and your son. During 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 9 - Friday, May 4. To register for a Sophomore Conversation, please go to:

https://support.sluh.org/sophomore_conversations Parents must use their son’s credentials (the same that he uses for logging into school computers, email, 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 email.

Sincerely,

Fr. Ian Gibbons SJ
Principal | igibbons@sluh.org
314-531-0330 x2098

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

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