Senior Information

SLUH Class of 2019 Parents

As parents of Seniors, we have many activities to volunteer for and to attend. Please visit this page frequently for updates. See below for highlights of upcoming events and mark your calendars. Senior fundraising events support the Senior Lock-in which is held on the night of graduation at the Des Peres Lodge. The Lock-In is a free-of charge event and is attended by the entire senior class.

important dates!

  • Feb 8, All Order Forms & Response Forms Due!
  • Feb. 24, 7-9 pm, Dance Lessons for Senior Moms & Sons
  • Mar. 3, 5 pm, Mom Prom
  • April 27 & 28, Senior Follies
  • May 25, 5 pm, Baccalaureate Mass and Dinner at SLUH for Seniors and Parents
  • May 26 1 pm, Graduation at the Stifel Theatre (formerly Peabody), 10 pm Lock-in at Des Peres Lodge
  • Dec. 2019, Class of 2019's First Reunion Party!

IMPORTANT LINKS:

Click HERE for Senior Response Form for Lock In, Senior Memory Video, 2019 Composite-Due Feb. 8th

Sign up HERE for Dance Lessons & Mom Prom by Feb. 8th

Click HERE to order Graduation Party Supplies by Feb. 8th



Event & Fundraising Information

Parent's Prayer

"Parent's Prayer" by Fr. Mike Durso, S.J.

I pray that I may let my child live his own life and not the one I wish I had lived. Therefore, guard me against burdening him with doing what I failed to do.

Help me to see his missteps today in perspective against the long road he must travel, and grant me the grace to be patient with his slow pace.

Give me the wisdom to know when to smile at the small mischiefs of his age and when to show firmness against the impulses he fears and cannot handle.

Help me to bear the anguish in his heart through the din of angry words or across the gulf of brooding silence. And having heard, grant me the ability to bridge the gap between us with understanding.

I pray that I may raise my voice more in joy at what he is than vexation at what he is not, so that each day he may grow in sureness of himself.

Help me to regard him with genuine affection so he will feel affection for others. Then give me the strength, O Lord, to free him so he can move strongly on his way.

And today as every day, we pray: We dedicate all our thoughts, words and actions to the greater glory of God. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

senior cookie sale

Senior Moms’ Cookie Sale

Spring Cookie Sale Feb. 7 & 8--Thanks for your support



Junior Bill Puppy Chow

Ingredients:

6 oz. semi‐sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup peanuts, optional

6 cups Crispix or Chex cereal

1 cup powdered sugar

In large microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate on HIGH for 1 minute. Stir and heat 20 seconds longer on HIGH or until melted when stirred. Stir in peanut butter and peanuts. Gently stir in Crispix or Chex cereal, until evenly coated. Place powdered sugar in 2‐gallon zipper‐type plastic bag. Add coated cereal to sugar and close bag. Gently toss cereal mixture until evenly coated. Store in the refrigerator.

An easier and quicker method is to place cereal in a large plastic bowl that has a lid. Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the cereal. Put the lid on the bowl and shake gently to coat the cereal with the chocolate. Remove the lid, add the powdered sugar to the cereal mixture and shake gently again. Store in the refrigerator.

JUNIOR BILL PEANUT-FREE PUPPY CHOW

Ingredients:

9 cups Chex cereal (any type)

1 cup semi‐sweet chocolate chips

1 stick butter

1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Measure cereal into a large bowl. Microwave chocolate chips and butter for one minute, stir, then repeat for one minute. Be careful not to burn the chocolate. Stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour chocolate mixture over cereal. Stir to cover completely. Put mixture into large plastic bowl and add powdered sugar. Seal plastic bowl and shake to completely coat the cereal. Store in the refrigerator.

Please mark bags of puppy chow using this recipe as "peanut free" for the safety of students with have peanut allergies.

SLUH Mothers’ Club

Dance Lessons for Mom Prom

MOTHER AND SON DANCE LESSONS: Sunday February 24 at 7 pm in the Si Commons. Cost is $20 per family.

Please join us for this fun event with your senior led by Stan and Mary Collins from U Can Dance Studio. Proceeds benefit the lock -in.

Click HERE to rsvp and make payment online by Feb 8th.


Mom Prom

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Mom Prom is Sunday, March 3 at 5 pm in the SI Commons. This is a special evening for Mom and her senior son to enjoy dinner and dancing. Festive attire is encouraged ~ coat and tie for seniors and semi-formal dress for mom. Cost is $40 per person.

Click HERE to rsvp and make payment online by Feb. 8th.

Please contact Dr. Kesterson for confidential financial assistance.

Important Message from Fr. Gibbons Regarding Mom Prom

February 7, 2019


Dear Senior Parents and Guardians,

As we look toward the Mom-Prom on Sunday, March 3, we would like to remind your family of a few points. This event is a wonderful tradition for our community, and we want to preserve the experience for many years to come.

The Mom-Prom is a celebration of the relationship between our mothers and their senior sons. This is not an event that is tied to other parties or programs. Our goal is to create a fun and safe celebration of your relationship with your son. Alcohol is strictly prohibited in any capacity at the event. Pre-parties, party busses, and after-parties are not a part of the evening, and the SLUH administration strongly discourages them. Participants are not allowed re-entry to the event once they arrive.

Our seniors are required to attend the full day of school the next day. There is not a late start for seniors on March 4, and there are no “senior skip days.” The evening will end with ample time for seniors to prepare for the next day.

As the details are finalized, we are certain that the evening will be filled with great memories for all attending. With the music of Dr. Zhivegas, stylish photos, beautiful ambience, and a wonderful dinner, the Mom-Prom will be a highlight of your son’s experience at SLUH. Please join us in making sure the evening fully promotes the values we profess at SLUH.

Should you have any questions, please contact me at igibbons@sluh.org

We are grateful for your partnership in SLUH’s formation program for your sons, and we look forward to seeing you at the Mom-Prom.

Sincerely,

Ian Gibbons, SJ
Principal

SEnior Follies

SENIOR FOLLIES will be held on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th. The seniors write and direct this wonderfully funny and entertaining production. Mothers’ Club will host light refreshments for senior parents and their sons following the April 28th performance. This is also when you will pick up party supplies you have ordered.


Baccalaureate Mass and Dinner

Baccalaureate Mass and Dinner - May 25, 5 PM, Mass in the Danis Field House, Dinner in Si Commons. This event is for the graduating seniors and their parents or step-parents ONLY. Invitations will be mailed and reservations will be taken online only. The event is free of charge and is sponsored by the SLUH Mothers' Club.

Commencement

Commencement - The graduation ceremony will be held at the Stifel Theatre (formerly Peabody) on Sunday, May 26th at 1 pm. All family members are welcome. There are no tickets or reserved seats.

Lock In

SENIOR LOCK-IN is held at the Lodge at Des Peres on the night of Graduation, Sunday, May 26th from 10:00 pm until Monday, May 27th at 4:00 am. Lock-In is a night of fun, food, games, raffle prizes, and fellowship. It is the last time the boys will be together as a class before going their separate ways. Historically, the entire class attends, so please encourage your son to join his classmates. We hope to make it a fun and memorable night.

Each senior family MUST complete the Senior response form by Feb 8th. Click HERE to complete form online.

Traditionally over 200 parents volunteer the night of the lock-in, so we will need your help! You will be receiving a sign-up genius request via email in the coming weeks detailing volunteer needs and drink donations. Please review it and sign up where interested.

A schedule of events will be provided later. Graduates are not allowed to drive themselves home, so please make arrangements to drop them off and pick them up. The night ends with Mass at 3:00 am so plan to join us for the very last time the boys are all together as a class. This is a beautiful way to send them off in prayer and brotherhood.

Senior Response Form

Each senior family MUST complete the Senior Response Form by Feb 8th. Click HERE to complete form online.

Please complete the Response Form for each senior providing information for lock in. You can also order copies of the Senior Memory Video and 2019 Senior Composite on this form.




Senior Memory Video fundraiser

Senior Memory Video


Don’t miss out on this unique and timeless keepsake!

$20 per video

Order HERE on the Senior Response Form by Feb. 8th


If you would like to contribute a few photos to the Senior Memory Video, please email them in their original format to the following addresses:
Homerooms J128, M104, M106, M108: Mail to Kelli Miriani KMiriani@archcoal.com
Homerooms M110, M112, M114: Mail to Christina Rizzo rcrizzo@me.com
Homerooms M116, M118, M122: Mail to Sandy Koesterer skoesterer@swbell.net

We are looking for your best photos--group shots of your son with his SLUH classmates at SLUH events. No family photos please. All photos due by February 8th. The Senior Memory Video will be shown at the graduation dinner.

Graduation Party Supplies Fundraiser

SLUH Class of 2019 Party Supplies Fundraiser

Order SLUH Graduation Party Supplies HERE by Feb. 8th

Proceeds benefit the lock in.






Order HERE by Feb. 8th




Senior Composite Photo Fundraiser

SENIOR CLASS COMPOSITE is a 16 x20 photo containing the pictures and names of every Class of 2019 graduate.


These will be sold for $15 and may be ordered by February 8th


Order HERE on the Senior Response Form



Class of 2019 Reunion Party


Class of 2019 Alumni REUNION PARTY

December Break 2019

Noon-2 pm in the Si Commons

Don't miss your first SLUH reunion! Enjoy friends, food and great memories!

Information to be sent this summer.


Jostens Ordering Information

Jostens order forms were due Dec. 4th. If you missed the order date, you can complete your order online at Jostens.com.

Lock-In Prizes - Wish List

LOCK-IN PRIZES WISH LIST

We would appreciate any items you think a college-bound SLUH grad might enjoy! Here are some specific items we would love to have, but all donations are greatly appreciated!! Please contact Megan Browdy at meganbrowdy@me.com with any questions. Thank you again for your generosity.

Small TV

Earbuds/Headphones

Cooler

Bluetooth Speaker

Weekend Bag

Microwave

Mini Fridge

Wireless Printer

Butterfly Folding Dorm Chair

Small Room Fan

SLU Flag

Mizzou Flag

Gift Cards: Apple, Target, Lululemon, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Restaurants, etc.

Tickets to sporting events

Professional Videos of Events

Professional videos of Senior Follies, Baccalaureate Mass and Dinner, and Graduation will be available through Westview Media. Please check back for more information and to order the videos.

Flash Mob Dance Lessons

Join us when you can to learn a fun 2-3 minute dance for senior moms. Dance to be performed at Mom Prom on March 3rd.


Sunday 1/20 4-6 pm

Sunday 1/27 4-6 pm

Thursday 1/31 6-8 pm

Sunday 2/3 2-4 pm

Sunday 2/10 4-6 pm

Thursday 2/21 5-7 pm

Thursday 2/28 6-8 pm

Please call Nicole Nester (314-712-6555), Angela Sexton (314-536-3254), or Stacy Gund (314-223-7717) for any questions.