FAMILY CONNECTION | April 29, 2021
We celebrated Senior Honors Convocation on Tuesday and announced the Griffin of the Year, Nick Ledwon '21. The award is presented annually to the graduate who, in the opinion of the senior class, the faculty and the administration, distinguished himself especially in the qualities of integrity, strength, determination, and reliability.  
Spring Band Concert
Watch GriffinsTV Sunday, May 2, at 6 pm for the Spring Band Concert. The set list includes Pirates of the Caribbean and John Philip Sousa. You will hear Beginning and Concert Bands, Percussion Ensemble, Luke Ledwon's '23 GOLD-rated solo, and Jazz Combo.
Griffin Assist Day
There are NO CLASSES tomorrow, 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. 

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. They do not need to arrive on campus until the stated start times and may leave campus at the end of their last exam period for that 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
  • 11:25-12:45 pm | C Period
  • 12:50-2:10 pm | D Period

Extended-Time Exams
  • 10:45-12:45 pm | C Period
  • 12:50-2:50 pm | D Period
Note that the May 6 exams are now later in the day.
Senior Class Quilt
Raffle tickets for the class quilt were mailed to Senior parents. Please return the tickets to Lisa Hackett with your cash or check payment to be entered into the drawing. The winner will be announced on May 7 after the Mother-Son Mass.

This beloved tradition is made possible by Vianney's Alumni Moms Club.
Course Registration
Registration for the 2021-2022 school year continues:
  • Juniors should have submitted their completed Course Request Sheets.
  • Sophomores are currently meeting with their counselors.
  • Freshmen will meet with their counselors later in May.

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.
Griffin Gear Volunteers
We welcome parents to assist with the school store. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Tim McVey at tmcvey@vianney.com.
Class of 2021 Event
  • 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 nurse@vianney.com. 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.
Parent Workshop
Places for People is hosting three free sessions called Parenting During & Beyond the Pandemic on May 10, 17, and 24 from 5-6 pm.
Student Services Newsletter
We invite families to read this quarter's newsletter for important information about test dates, colleges, mental health, and more.
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.
Class of 2022 Scholarships
The BBB Student of Ethics Award offers a $2,500 scholarship for rising Seniors. Submit an online form, essay, and other materials by June 8. Request your letter of recommendation from a teacher and your transcript from Dennis Matreci.
Class of 2023 PSAT
The PSAT is optional for Juniors but encouraged for any student who wants to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Rising Juniors can take the exam on October 16 with PSAT registration due May 21.
All Juniors take a Practice ACT on October 13.
Virtual College Visits
The College Board is hosting an online session tonight, 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.
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 aerickson@vianney.com to have your transcript sent to the NCAA. Transcripts cannot be sent unless the student is registered.
Head Varsity Baseball Coach
We welcome Dave Stewart ’07 back to Vianney this summer as Head Varsity Baseball Coach and faculty member. He coached the 2019 Missouri Class 5 Baseball State Champions and was named Coach of the Year. The Metro Catholic Conference (MCC) also named him Coach of the Year in 2017.

Coach Stewart was a member of Vianney’s state championship volleyball team in 2004 and state championship baseball team in 2006. He played Division I Baseball at the University of Nebraska and was named Big 12 Player of the Week and Freshman All-American in 2008. He went on to play in the Cincinnati Reds organization in 2009. Vianney looks forward to Coach Stewart’s contributions in the classroom and on the baseball diamond. 

We thank Coach Scott Brown and our seniors as they compete in their final season of baseball at Vianney. Their commitment is an inspiration to the Griffins who follow in their footsteps.
Visit Griffins TV for our livestreamed games.
Visit our Athletics Calendar for the latest game information as dates and times are subject to change.
MARIANIST MOMENT
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade
Charity does not suspect evil (1 Cor 13:5). Judge not, and you shall not be judged (Lk 6:37). Do not judge according to appearances (Jn 7:24). . . . Rash judgment, one which is unfair to our neighbor and which is not based on any sufficient legitimate reason. There seem to be three degrees of rash judgment: doubt, suspicion, and judgment. They are contrary to justice and charity."
We ask that you keep the following members of our school community in your prayers:
  • Jack Prange '21
  • Faculty John Mohr
  • Jack Higgins '25
  • Board Member Rev. Msgr. Jack Costello
  • Andrew Knirr '21
  • Karen Gauvain, wife of faculty Dave Gauvain
We invite you to submit prayer requests, including any special intentions.