LAKE CHARLES – The Catholic schools of the Diocese of Lake Charles will begin the 2018-2019 school year with the return of students to classes on Friday, August 10, at Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School in Jennings and on Thursday, August 16, at the six schools located in Calcasieu Parish.
Those include St. Louis Catholic High School, Immaculate Conception Cathedral Catholic School, St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic School, Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic School, all in Lake Charles; St. Theodore’s Holy Family Catholic School in Moss Bluff; and Our Lady’s Catholic School in Sulphur.
Four of the schools – St. Louis, Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Our Lady’s School and St. Theodore Holy Family - have new leadership in the office of the principal.
Andrew Bradley will be at St. Louis, Trevor Donnelly at Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Linda Portie at Our Lady’s School and Charlotte Kohlenberg at Holy Family.
Bradley takes over from interim principal Deacon Glenn Viau at St. Louis, Donnelly moves from his position at Our Lady’s School to replace longtime Our Lady Queen of Heaven principal JoAnn Wallwork, and Portie takes over for Donnelly at Our Lady’s School.
Holidays during the school year - days the students are not in attendance - include Labor Day, Monday, September 3; All Saints Day, Wednesday, November 1; Thanksgiving, Monday, November 19 to Friday, November 23; Christmas, Monday December 24 to Friday, January 4; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday January 21; Mardi Gras, Friday, March 1 to Tuesday, March 5; and Easter, Friday April 19 to Friday April 26. Students at Our Lady Immaculate will get an additional Jefferson Davis Parish Fair Day, on Friday, October 5.