FAMILY CONNECTION | February 6, 2020
You could win a three-month Luxury Tier subscription to  driveBLACKTIE even if you cannot attend the auction on February 15. Tickets are one for $50 or three for just $100.
Parent Club Meeting | NCAA Presentation
Join us tonight, February 6, at 7 pm in Griffins' Cafe for a NCAA presentation held in conjunction with our Parent Club meeting. SLU Assistant Director of Athletics Arike Mercer will discuss all aspects of becoming a NCAA student-athlete, including eligibility.
Junior-Senior Mom Prom
We invite our Juniors and Seniors to bring their mothers to 2020 Mom Prom on Friday, February 28. Doors open at 6:15 pm with a Lenten dinner served at 7 pm, dancing follows until 10 pm. The event at LiUNA Event Center in Sunset Hills is $45 per person with a discount for three or more people.
Paint it Pink Night
Join us tomorrow, February 7, when our basketball team hosts its 11th Annual Paint it Pink Night with a triple header against SLUH that begins at 4 pm. The event supports Hope Lodge , a "home away from home" for cancer patients undergoing treatment. Students who purchased a Paint it Pink shirt may wear it to school tomorrow, February 7.
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Please join us for Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, February 20, from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Activity Center. Appointments are not required.
All-School Presentation
Nationally-known Catholic apologist Matt Fradd addresses our entire student body on Thursday, February 20, at 9:25 am. The speaker, podcaster, and author presents "Porn: 7 Myths Exposed." He shares why pornography is a counterfeit for love, backing his argument with startling statistics, real life stories, and the wisdom of the Church's teachings on human sexuality.
Auction Reservations
The clock is ticking to finalize your reservations for Night of the Griffin on February 15.
Student Volunteers
We really need students to help with the auction to ensure its success. All students with the exception of Seniors can sign up with the Helper Helper App to earn service hours. Seniors should sign up directly in the Advancement Office.
Senior Lock-In Fundraiser
How can you support this year's Senior Lock-In? Just enjoy dinner--dine in or carry out--at the Crestwood Red Lobster on Tuesday, February 11, between 4 and 9 pm. Present the official flyer and the restaurant will donate 10% of your bill to our lock-in.
Juniors | ACT Resources
All Juniors take the ACT on campus Tuesday, February 25, with early dismissal after testing. Vianney submits the registration and payment for each Junior with no action required by families. We will send a testing schedule closer to February 25. Juniors are encouraged to review the free test resources provided in preparation for the ACT.
NO SCHOOL | February 14 & 17
There is no school Friday, February 14, as we set up for Night of the Griffin or Monday, February 17, in observance of Presidents' Day.
NO LATE START | February 26
Ash Wednesday Mass
We will have a 7:45 am start on Wednesday, February 26, to celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass at 9 am.
Thursday, February 6:
  • Freshman Gold Basketball @ Clayton - 4:30 pm
  • Fr/Jv/Var Wrestling @ Maquette/Westminster - 5:00 pm

Friday, February 7:
  • Freshman Black Basketball home vs. SLUH - 4:00 pm
  • Sophomore Basketball home vs. SLUH - 5:30 pm
  • Varsity Basketball home vs. SLUH - 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 8:
  • Jv Wrestling @ Parkway South Tournament - 1:00 pm

Hockey Playoff Schedule
Mid-States Varsity
Quarterfinal Round vs. Priory
Friday, February 7, at Affton 10:05 PM
Monday, February 10, at Queeny Park 6:30 PM

Mississippi Valley Varsity 
Quarterfinal Round vs. Collinsville
Thursday, February 6, at McKendree Sport Pex (O'Fallon, IL) 7:30 PM
Monday, February 10, at Granite City Ice Rink 7:30 PM

Mid-States JV
Single elimination
Game 1 vs. Seckman
Sunday, February 9, at Fenton Forum 9:15 PM
Always visit our Athletics Calendar for the latest information as dates and times are subject to change.
The cast of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" travels in February to perform at Catholic grade schools around St. Louis. They will be at St. Catherine Laboure, Our Lady of the Pillar, Annunziata, Holy Child, St. Raphael, and St. Joseph Manchester.
by Bro. David Betz
Mary was the instigator of the miracle of the water turned to wine. When she said, “Do whatever he tells you,” she was calling on the stewards to cooperate with Jesus in whatever he needs to assist the couple at the wedding feast. They did, and we know the rest of the story. Our founders, Blessed Chaminade and Blessed Adèle, also cooperated with Jesus in bringing about the Reign of God during the turbulent times after the French Revolution. They gathered men and women in the hope of renewing their faith lives and, in turn, to empower them to go out to share their faith with others in their communities. Chaminade and Adèle sought to revitalize the Catholic Christian community by extending this invitation to cooperate in witnessing to Jesus’ presence in society. Granted, they were not always successful, but with their trust in God’s providence, Chaminade and Adèle were able to leave a legacy that today we call the Family of Mary. I believe that it is one of the reasons why the Church acknowledged their holy and blessed lives.

Now, in 2020, members of the Marianist Family, also are being called to cooperate and to heed Mary calls to “do whatever He tells us.” We are being invited to bear Jesus and to make Mary known, loved and served. If we remain faithful to this call, we, too, can become instigators like Mary.