FAMILY CONNECTION | April 22, 2021
Griffin Theatre presents Almost, Maine today through Sunday, April 25. The free recording is streamed by ShowTix4U.
Griffin Assist Day
There are no classes on Friday, April 30, so students can connect with their teachers in person or virtually to prepare for exams and successfully conclude the school year. Teachers have shared how students can make appointments, visit during office hours, and/or attend review sessions. 

National Honor Society is offering their tutoring services in Griffins' Café that Friday during regular school hours. Please contact Kristi Treml at or visit her in Student Services by April 28 if interested.

There will be space for students to study if they need to wait for rides.
Junior & Senior Finals Week
Juniors and Seniors are expected to take all exams in person and may leave campus as soon as they complete their exams for the day. Please plan your transportation accordingly.
Wednesday, May 5
  • 8:15-9:35 am | A Period
  • 9:40-11 am | B Period

Extended-Time Exams
  • 7:35-9:35 am | A Period
  • 9:40-11:40 am | B Period
Thursday, May 6
  • 8:15-9:35 am | C Period
  • 9:40-11 am | D Period

Extended-Time Exams
  • 7:35-9:35 am | C Period
  • 9:40-11:40 am | D Period
Extended Time Form
Teachers will share a request form (separate from our regular Testing Accommodation form) with Juniors and Seniors on Learning Profiles. Register by Wednesday, April 28, for extended time. Please contact Learning Consultants Kristi Treml at or Tammy Ring at with any questions.
Course Registration
Registration for the 2021-2022 school year continues:
  • Juniors should submit their completed Course Request Sheets by tomorrow, April 23.
  • Sophomores are currently meeting with their counselors.
  • Freshmen will meet with their counselors in a few weeks.

Parents should review the courses with their son before signing. The student should return the signed sheet to his counselor. If you have any questions, please contact your student's counselor.
Winner of the Pre-1980 Division
1948 Chrysler Town & Country
Cecelia Phillips 
Mother of Cory Phillips '88 &
Grandmother to Brad Woodson '13
Winner of the Post-1980 Division
2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet
Charlie Hoffman '67
Car Show
Vianney's car show on Sunday brought 65+ cars and 300+ guests to campus, including alumni and their families.
Need help around the yard?
Campus Ministry is exploring how our Juniors can assist with outdoor projects (leaf clean-up, mulching, trimming, cutting grass, planting, etc.) for alumni and friends who have been unable to complete these tasks during the pandemic. This is part of our Junior Social Service Project (SSP) in May 2021. If you or someone you know would benefit from this volunteer service, please contact us at and provide the following information:
  • Name of beneficiary
  • Address of beneficiary
  • Brief description of outdoor project(s)
  • Reason for request for service

We cannot meet every request but will contact you by April 30 if we can assist.
Griffin Gear Volunteers
We welcome parents to assist with the school store. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Tim McVey at
Parent Lock-In Volunteers
We are still looking for Junior parents to assist with the Senior Lock-In on Saturday, May 15. This year, the lock-in is on campus and we need additional parent volunteers. Please contact Dennis Matreci at if you can help with set up, check in, or clean up.
Class of 2021 Events
  • Senior Honors Convocation - Tuesday, April 27, 8:15 am in the Fieldhouse
  • Food Trucks - Thursday, April 29, C Period; free lunch for Seniors
  • Mother-Son Mass - Friday, May 7, 9:30 am in the Fieldhouse
  • Baccalaureate Mass - Friday, May 14, 7 pm in the Fieldhouse
  • Graduation - Saturday, May 15, 7 pm at Don Heeb Stadium; moves to the Fieldhouse with just parents in the event of inclement weather
  • Senior Lock In - Saturday, May 15, 10:30 pm-5 am on campus
  • Prom - Wednesday, May 26, 6:30 pm at Andre's West
2021-2022 School Calendar
Key dates for the 2021-2022 school year are posted but are subject to change.
Golf Tournament
The 14th Annual Lt. Daniel P. Riordan Memorial Golf Tournament at Forest Park Golf Course is Friday, June 4. All proceeds benefit the Lt. Daniel P. Riordan Scholarship at Vianney.
Father/Son Scramble
Students and their dads are invited to a Father/Son Scramble on Father's Day, Sunday, June 20, at Forest Park Golf Course. It is $200 for a 2-man team with proceeds benefitting the Alumni Association Scholarship.
Home Health Screenings
We ask parents to perform a health screening at home before students leave for school. If a student exhibits any symptoms, he should remain at home and attend classes online if possible.
COVID Vaccine
When a student receives the vaccine, please notify our school nurse at Vianney is following St. Louis County's guidelines with the quarantine period of 10 days. If a student with the vaccine is exposed to COVID, the quarantine period could be adjusted.

Visit the St. Louis County website for vaccine information for those 16 and older.
Vianney Blood Drive
Thank you for supporting our 25th Semi-Annual Blood Drive on April 19. We were able to donate 50 units to Mercy of which 22 were from first-time donors.
College JumpStart | Class of 2022
Student Services offers our rising Seniors the College JumpStart program at no cost. After attending, students will have applied to at least one college, searched for college scholarships, and better understand the college application process. 

Session 1: Monday-Tuesday, August 2-3 | 12:30-2:30 pm
Session 2: Monday-Tuesday, August 9-10 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Please select your session preference.
Paying for College
The College Board invites families preparing for college to an online event tonight, April 22, at 6 pm about paying for college.
A+ Scholarship Program
Seniors who wish to qualify for the Missouri A+ Scholarship this fall must submit their mentoring logs of 25+ verified hours to Dennis Matreci by Thursday, April 29. Parents will be notified once the logs are certified.
NCAA Eligibility
Seniors planning to play a Division I or II NCAA sport in college must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Once registered, please contact Adam Erickson at to have your transcript sent to the NCAA. Transcripts cannot be sent unless the student is registered.
Virtual College Visits
The College Board is hosting an online session April 29 with Southeast colleges. We encourage Sophomores and Juniors to chat directly with college admissions representatives and current college students.
ACT Prep Course  
If you would like to prepare for the June 12 ACT, Sarah Kheriaty is hosting courses. It is $350 per student with a $50 discount if a sibling previously took her course.
Visit Griffins TV for our livestreamed games.
Visit our Athletics Calendar for the latest game information as dates and times are subject to change.
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade
"Be holy for I am holy (Lv 11:44; 1 Pet 1:16). You are all fair; there is not a spot in you (Song 4:9). How beautiful you are, my love, how beautiful you are (Song 4:1). Twice beautiful, because of the purity of body and soul which God requires of those who dedicate themselves to him. Purity of body which should be understood in a general way of purity of the senses. . . . Purity of soul which should be understood as freedom from all vices—pride, avarice, vanity, and so on. The reason for this is the great holiness of God to whom we are vowed. . . ."
We ask that you keep the following members of our school community in your prayers:
  • Faculty John Mohr
  • Jack Higgins '25
  • Board Member Rev. Msgr. Jack Costello
  • Andrew Knirr '21
  • Karen Gauvain, wife of faculty Dave Gauvain
In Memoriam
Please pray for the repose of the souls of our dearly departed, including Richard Dietz '70.
We invite you to submit prayer requests, including any special intentions.