During the Thanksgiving holidays, the Board of Pastors of Opelousas Catholic held its monthly meeting with Principal John Cavell. During the meeting, both parties respectfully discussed their ideas and plans for the future direction of Opelousas Catholic. After a very cordial dialogue, it was mutually decided that philosophical differences between the Board and Mr. Cavell relating to the operation and direction of the school are irreconcilable and that employment separation is in the best interests of both Mr. Cavell and Opelousas Catholic School.
Mr. Cavell has tendered his resignation effective December 31, 2016, and Opelousas Catholic will honor the remainder of his contract. Opelousas Catholic has expressed gratitude for Mr. Cavell’s faithful service and wishes him well in his future endeavors. The Board of Pastors also expresses its gratitude to Mrs. Cindy Gates and Mrs. Rose Lalonde who have agreed to help with the principal’s duties until a new principal is hired in June.
Opelousas Catholic is now looking to hire for the following positions:
For January 2017:
High School English Teacher
High School Social Studies Teacher
Assistant Baseball/Assistant Football Coach
For 2017-2018 School Year:
Assistant Principal/Dean of Upper School
Parents/Guardians and Students:
OC Jr. Beta Club is sponsoring a toy drive this year for grades 6-12. It has been a tremendous success these past few years. We are supporting the Catholic Daughters of St. Landry Catholic Church again this year. Toys/gifts will benefit needy families in the surrounding area. Gifts should be unwrapped. (No toy weapons please.)
Jr. Beta will collect toys/gifts during first hour daily beginning November 30th. The last day to donate will be December 19th. The class bringing in the most gifts will receive a pizza party courtesy of the Jr. Beta Club. A form will be provided for each homeroom teacher to keep a list of students who donate.
Participating students in grades 8-12 will receive one Apostolic hour per $5-$10 gift. (A maximum of two hours will be granted.)
Your involvement is appreciated! Thanks for your support!
Tracy Armand and Sara Cart, Jr. Beta Sponsors
Our school library is one of our greatest assets. CLICK HERE for full details on this great resource.