Opelousas Catholic School is pleased to announce that the Grand Marshals of the 2016 Homecoming Parade will be the Marianites of Holy Cross in honor of their 175th anniversary and their devoted service to the church and school! Mr. John Cavell, OCS Principal, also congratulates Miss Emily Ortego, high school senior, who was selected as Parade Captain on the basis of her outstanding service and character.
Last year, OCS took first place and won $10,000. It's that time of year again... Time for the Vikings to show our school spirit in the Super 1 Foods Cash 4 My School promotion. Encourage your friends and family to text 1VIKINGS to 43101 once a day to get into the mix to win $10,000 for Opelousas Catholic! Contest ends 11/1/16.
Catholic Student Exchange (CSE) and Opelousas Catholic School have again partnered to provide Viking families with an amazing opportunity to open their homes for eight, short weeks as a host family for students from Guatemala.
At this time CSE is trying to find 8 families to host young boys, 14 to 16 years of age. They arrive mid-October and return home mid-December. While in Louisiana, CSE students participate in the same activities as their host students and families… it really is as simple as one extra family member for eight weeks. This is a good time during the year, too: after the start of school, but before Christmas. If you’ve been thinking about hosting a student, this is the program for you to try.
All CSE students have been thoroughly screened and prepared, and are fluent in English. All expenses, including air fare, ground transportation, full medical insurance, tuition, and spending money are paid by each exchange student’s family. During these eight weeks, it’s essentially ‘business as usual’ for host students and families, continuing with school and everyday activities while sharing family experiences, values, and traditions with their guests. In the past, some families have taken their students around the state to experience our rich culture (e.g. New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Grand Isle, LSU and Saints games) but this is not required.
If you’d like to ask a local student and/or family about the nuts-and-bolts of being a CSE host family, please contact Leryn Detraz (337) 522-0833 or Kate Geenen at (920) 954-1504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find CSE on Facebook, or you may contact Deann at email@example.com or Mariela at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have. If you are already sure you’d like to host, please complete the application online: www.catholicstudentexchange.org.
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