FAMILY CONNECTION | February 25, 2021
Today's National Honor Society Induction Mass welcomed 39 new members, joining our 38 current members. Visit the National Honor Society webpage for a complete list of names.
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Conferences are held virtually today, February 25, 5-7 pm and tomorrow, February 26, 8-11 am and 12-3 pm. Parent registration closes at 7:30 am tomorrow.
  • There are no classes tomorrow, February 26, for Parent-Teacher Conferences.
  • There are no classes Monday-Friday, March 15-19, for Spring Break.
Tuesday, March 2 Schedule
  • Seniors have asynchronous classes online while their teachers proctor the ACT.
  • Juniors arrive on campus at 8 am to take the ACT with early dismissal after the test.
  • Freshmen and Sophomores have regular classes on campus.
Junior ACT
All Juniors should arrive on campus by 8 am to take the ACT Tuesday, March 2, with early dismissal after testing. Room assignments will be posted outside of the Leadership Center and Main Office. Vianney has submitted the registration and payment for each Junior with no action required by families.

Juniors are encouraged to review the free test resources provided in preparation for the ACT.
St. Louis Area Regional Representatives has also teamed up with DARR Tutoring to offer a free ACT Section Workshop Series for students via Zoom.
Junior Unity Mass Registration
The Junior Unity Mass is Thursday, March 11, at 7 pm. Please register by Friday, March 5 so we can safely accommodate students and parents in the Field House.
Griffin Theatre invites students to audition Thursday, March 4, at 6:30 pm for Almost, Maine. Beneath the comedy, this play is a series of vignettes about normally rounded people who are dealing with the exciting challenges of a loving relation. Be prepared for cold readings from the script. Contact Al Book at for more information.
Spring Break
Spring Break is Monday-Friday, March 15-19. There are NO classes online or on campus. Vianney will return to our hybrid schedule for one week after Spring Break to ensure students in all classrooms are seated at least six feet apart.

Hybrid Schedule after Spring Break

  • Monday, March 22 | Lion Day
Freshmen & Sophomores, On Campus
Juniors & Seniors, Online
  • Tuesday, March 23 | Eagle Day
Juniors & Seniors, On Campus
Freshmen & Sophomores, Online
  • Wednesday, March 24 | Lion Day
Freshmen & Sophomores, On Campus
Juniors & Seniors, Online
  • Thursday, March 25 | Eagle Day
Juniors & Seniors, On Campus
Freshmen & Sophomores, Online
  • Friday, March 26 | Lion Day
Freshmen & Sophomores, On Campus
Juniors & Seniors, Online
Spring Break Travel
If a student travels during Spring Break he should not return to campus the following week. Instead, he should pursue online learning exclusively from March 22-26. Please contact Jen Kraus in the Main Office at 314-965-4853 ext 100 or if your son will be attending his classes online; otherwise, he may be recorded as absent.
Lenten Masses
Campus Ministry invites students to celebrate Mass every Tuesday during Lent. The Tuesday Masses will be held in our chapel from 2:15-2:45 pm. In addition, students will be invited for Eucharistic Adoration, Scripture Study, and Q&A with Fr. Fallon. We encourage all students to participate in these opportunities for faith formation.
Diaper Drive Rescheduled
The Drive for ThriVe has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 11. Our Pro-Life Club invites students to donate a sealed package of diapers (sizes 2,3, or 4) or sealed package of baby wipes to enjoy a Dress Down Day on March 11.
Service Hours
Students can earn service hours by livestreaming athletic events for Griffins TV. Contact Digital Media Coordinator John Edwards at to learn more.
Seasonal Allergies
Spring is quickly approaching with its headaches, runny noses, itchy/watery eyes, and sneezing. If your son has seasonal allergies, please notify our school nurse at Otherwise, he may be sent home for exhibiting Covid symptoms.
Vianney Blanket
Show school spirit with your Vianney buffalo-check blanket. The 3.12'' x 4.02'' blanket is sherpa lined and embroidered with our V. Blankets are available for $40 each.
SLU 1818 Registration Due
Students who want to receive college credit for their ACC courses with Saint Louis University must register by this Saturday, February 27. The university does not accept late registrations. Contact Dennis Matreci at if you have any questions.
School Counseling
We invite families to read this quarter's School Counseling newsletter for important information about test dates, colleges, mental health, and more.
A college rep from Missouri University of Science and Technology will be available virtually in the Leadership Center at 7:45 am on Thursday, March 4. Please register via Naviance at least 24 hours in advance to attend.
STEM Scholarship
Missouri high school seniors committed to a STEM field at a Missouri college or university are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. The application is due this Monday, March 1.
Show-Me Virtual College Fair
The Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling is hosting a virtual college fair and college planning sessions March 9 and 10 to connect families with colleges and universities across the country.
The renderings approximate the renovation of our weight and locker rooms.
Weight & Locker Rooms
Demolition of our weight room and locker room begins Monday, March 1, with renovations scheduled to be completed this August.
Basketball Semifinals
Vianney plays in the Class 5 District 3 Sectionals Tuesday, March 2, at 6 pm. You can watch the game on Griffins TV with a $10 fee charged by MSHSAA..
Visit our Athletics Calendar for the latest game information as dates and times are subject to change.
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade
“It seems to me that we must not become discouraged if we encounter some obstacle in the way of necessary change. Never has change been done and never will it be done without difficulty. With patience we will come to the end of all.”
We ask that you keep the following members of our school community in your prayers:
  • Faculty John Mohr
  • Faculty Carrie Mitchell
  • Board Member Rev. Msgr. Jack Costello
  • Andrew Knirr '21
  • Peter Gilmore '23
  • Karen Gauvain, wife of faculty Dave Gauvain
In Memoriam
Please pray for the repose of the souls of our dearly departed:
  • Charles Chuckray '62
  • David Klipsch '74
  • Joe Schulte '79
  • Tim Meagher '82
  • Former faculty Bro. Fred Fuchs
  • Vianney Hall of Famer Don Grant
We invite you to submit prayer requests, including any special intentions.