- Direction Days
- Summer Courses
- What is Freshman Orientation Day?
- What do I have to read this summer?
- When do I get my books?
- When do Fall sports begin?
- What is the "Running of the Bills?"
- When is the Jr. Billiken Store open?
- How can I access a current Student Buzz Book?
- What is PowerSchool, and how can I access it?
- Do students bring or buy their lunch?
- How do students apply credit for cafeteria purchases on their student ID?
- Do the students purchase a lock from SLUH?
- Do students who participate in band need a locker and lock?
- Do students return to lockers between classes?
- Do backpacks stay in the lockers during the day?
- When are school mixers and formal dances?
- What is the work grant program? Expectations? Number of hours?
- Are the SLUH gym shorts and shirt required?
- What type of supplies are needed? Should students wait until the first day?
- What is SLUH Back-to-School Night?
- When are Parent-Teacher Conferences?
- Please explain the JUG system.
- What is Cashbah, and when is it this year?
- Can parents attend school Masses?
- Where is the best place to pick up students?
- Who can be contacted to inquire about a schedule change?
- How can my son purchase a yearbook?
- Is the SLUH app available on the Android market or only on iPhone?
- If buying my freshman a laptop, is a PC or Mac required?
- What are the requirements for my son's iPad?
- What type of calculator do the boys need for class?
What are Direction Days?
- Receive his official SLUH lock and locker in freshman hall
- Meet his Senior Advisor
- Spend several hours in small group team-building exercises with his peers on campus
- Sample some of the co-curricular activities
- Understand the technology requirements and expectations of SLUH
- Share lunch provided by our STUCO (Student Council) each day
- Finish the final day with a welcome Mass with the entire class and his parents
When are Direction Days?
- Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Are these days mandatory?
Will lunch be provided?
What parts will parents be asked to attend?
What should my son wear?
The Freshman English summer reading assignment is American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang (ISBN 0312384483) (please note that this is a graphic novel: it tells the story in comic book style panels).
Summer books are available through MBS Direct, our online textbook provider.
You may purchase your books after receiving your 2019-20 class schedule in the summer. All required books are available through MBS Direct, our online textbook provider. Book purchasing will not open up until July, 2019.
The Fall 2019 sports season officially begins on Monday, August 12th. The number of the SLUH Sports Line is (314) 531-0330, press #5.
Each freshman is required to have a physical examination administered after April 1, 2019. The deadline for freshmen physicals and fall sports participants is Friday, August 2nd.
Without the physical information submitted through the Privit web site, a student will be unable to participate in sports practices (please note that fall sports begin on Monday, August 12th).
A student's vaccination and immunization record must be updated by the beginning of each school year according to state health guidelines. Students not in compliance with the state guidelines by the first day of school will be excluded from school until they are in compliance.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Scott Gilbert, Director of Student Health, at (314) 531-0330, ext. 2191.
Athletic Resources and Forms
Visit the Privit Link to complete the Physical, Immunization, and Medical History information.
Also known as Freshmen Fun Day, the “Running of the Bills” is traditionally held prior to one of the first home football games. The freshmen are invited to participate in games and a barbecue on campus, after which they are painted “SLUH Blue” and run as a group into the stadium! Parents are encouraged to attend to watch their sons enter and cheer at the game. (Parents, we suggest having an old beach towel in your car to wrap your son in for the ride home, and a garbage bag for his shoes to avoid blue paint in your car!). This year's Running of the Bills will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019.
Student Buzz Books are available online at the PowerSchool website, which you can access by clicking here. You will need your PowerSchool Parent or Student Confidential ID and Password. Once you have logged on to the site, click on the Billiken icon. Paper versions of the Buzz Book are available in the school office.
PowerSchool is the data delivery system used by SLUH. At this site, you will find a student’s grades to date, his attendance history, teacher comments and email, school bulletins and the student Buzz Book. You will be able to access PowerSchool here after Directions Days. You will then enter your PowerSchool Confidential ID and Password, which will be mailed to you from the Principal's office.
School mixers are casual dances held on the SLUH campus, which provide SLUH students the opportunity to mix/meet girls from local high schools. A small entrance fee is charged at the door. Boys must have a SLUH ID for admittance, and any girl with a pre-printed ticket and a valid high school ID can attend. The mixers are held twice per year – traditionally the first Friday evening of the new school year, and the weekend of Mission Week. Details about cost and times can be found on the website and by listening to the announcements in school.
Formal dances are held 1-2 times per year. Tickets for all formal dances are sold in advance and boys must have a date to attend. Parents receive a letter prior to each dance detailing cost, date, location, expected behavior and a faculty contact telephone number.
Traditionally held early in the first semester, this evening gives parents the chance to meet the teachers and get a brief overview of the classes their son is taking. It is followed by light refreshments in the Si Commons hosted by the Mothers’ Club. Back-to-School Night will be held on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019. Look for more details at the beginning of the school year.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are held twice each academic year. In the fall, following first quarter report cards, these conferences are offered on specific dates without scheduled appointments. Conferences are offered, by appointment only, following third quarter exams. Parents may also contact their son’s teachers at any time throughout the year if they have questions or concerns. Teacher contact information can be found on this site under Directories, or by calling (314) 531-0330.
A JUG (Justice Under God) is a one-hour detention served after school for receiving 4 or 5 demerits. Some offenses may warrant an automatic JUG. Students are to report immediately after school to the Assistant Principal for Student Life to serve the JUG. JUGs must be served either that day or the following day.
Cashbah is SLUH's largest fundraising event. This spectacular dinner auction is held each academic year in the early spring. The 2020 Cashbah will take place on Saturday, April 4. Click here to learn more.
We continue to require a handheld graphing calculator for all students. For freshmen, this calculator serves as a single tool to enhance algebraic concepts (usually with graphs), perform Boolean operations, gather data with probes, and analyze data. The calculator will also be used extensively in our junior and senior level courses, comply with current guidelines of calculator use on standardized tests, and for many students will also be what they use in college. Testing situations require student proficiency with handheld graphing calculators which we work on developing throughout their time at SLUH.
Although there are many choices for handheld graphing calculators, we recommend any version of the TI-84 series of calculators. The TI-84 will be the calculator used by our mathematics teachers for demonstration. If another handheld graphing calculator is chosen, the student will be responsible for learning how to use it. Calculators such as the TI-89, the TI-92 or TI-Nspire CAS will not be allowed. We also ask that students save the “TI Technology Reward Points” from the calculator package and bring it on the first day of class to their math teacher. TI allows us to use these points for free technological items.