FAMILY CONNECTION | May 6, 2021
FAMILY CONNECTION | May 20, 2021
As part of their Social Service Project, six Juniors are working to fill backpacks with snacks and sanitizer for area first graders in need. Visit their Amazon Wish List if you can help donate items.
Power of Prayer
You can still register to spend a half hour or more in our chapel tomorrow, May 21, between 8:30 am-2:30 pm.
Final Grades
Final grades for Juniors and Seniors are available in Blackbaud. Visit "Transcripts" or "Report cards" under the "Progress" tab. We recommend printing a copy for your records.

All grades close Wednesday, May 26, while final grades are entered for Freshmen and Sophomores and reopen Monday, June 7.
Freshman & Sophomore Finals
Freshmen and Sophomores 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.
Thursday, May 27
  • 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
Friday, May 28
  • 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
Campus Detour
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod is striping its parking lots. You can access our campus from Big Bend Road if the entrance from Kirkwood Road is blocked.
Course Registration
Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is concluding:
  • Juniors and Sophomores who have NOT submitted their signed Course Request Sheets will have their classes assigned for them.
  • Freshmen are wrapping up meetings with their counselors. Course Request Sheets are due Monday, May 24.

If you have any questions, please contact your student's counselor.
Used Textbook Sale
Parents' Club has tentatively set the Used Book Sale for Saturday, June 26, 8-11 am in the Faculty Parking Lot. The date will be confirmed once student schedules are published.
Griffin Express
Vianney is offering a shuttle next school year for select areas. The annual cost is $700 and includes a morning pick-up, along with two after-school options for drop-off. The shuttle comfortably seats 14 and includes WiFi.

Students will be picked up and dropped off from these three locations:
  • Schnucks Columbia Centre | 1000 Columbia Center, Columbia, IL 62236
  • Schnucks Richardson | 3900 Vogel Rd., Arnold, MO 63010
  • Schnucks Dillon Plaza | 20 Dillon Plaza Dr, High Ridge, MO 63049

As seating is limited to 14, reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Shuttle Drivers Needed
Vianney is seeking drivers for the Griffin Express to create greater access to the mission of St. John Vianney High School.

Drivers would need to obtain a Class E Driver's license and complete the Protecting God's Children workshop through the St. Louis Archdiocese, and additional training may be required. Vianney is offering competitive pay per trip for our drivers.

If you are interested, please contact Assistant Director of Admissions Sam Reynolds at 314-965-4853 ext. 265 or sreynolds@vianney.com.
Senior Lock-In
Thank you to the parents who spent hours planning for and volunteering at the lock-in. We are also grateful for the donations and discounts from the following businesses: Helen Fitrzgerald's, Fenton Bar & Grill, P'Sghetti's, The Christy, Pretzel Boys, and Pioneer Bakery/MacArthurs. Your support of many of these businesses supports Vianney families. Finally, thank you to our administration for encouraging us to hold the lock-in on campus and the numerous staff members who helped make it a success.
Summer Service Hours
Still need service hours? We need Vianney students to assist at Griffin Club during our summer camps with morning and afternoon shifts available. Please contact Jessie Hebrank at jhebrank@vianney.com or 965-4853 x250 for more information.
Griffin Café Help Wanted
Griffin Café has volunteer openings as well as a paid position for the 2021-2022 school year. Please contact Chris Amelung at camelung@vianney.com if interested.
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.
Student Job Opportunities
Olive + Oak is looking for events setup crew members and bussers. To learn more about this student employment opportunity as well as others, visit the job board posted in 200 Hall.
2021-2022 School Calendar
Key dates for the 2021-2022 school year are posted but are subject to change.
Vianney Golf Tournament 
Save the date for the golf tournament sponsored by our alumni association on Saturday, August 21, at Tapawingo National Golf Club.
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.
Vaccine Clinic
Vianney is hosting its vaccine clinic in Griffins Café tomorrow, May 21, for those who register.
COVID Vaccine
If your student is fully vaccinated, please send a copy of his vaccination card to 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 12 and older, including CDC approval for 12- to 15-year-olds to receive the Pfizer vaccine.
Parent Workshop
Places for People is hosting a free session called Parenting During & Beyond the Pandemic on May 24 from 5-6 pm.
Straight A Baseball Tickets
The Cardinals will honor ticket vouchers from last year for games this season and next once the stadium is open for 100% capacity. Vouchers were mailed April 2020 and cannot be replaced. Students qualifying this year will receive their vouchers in the mail by late-May. Contact Dennis Matreci at dmatreci@vianney.com if you have questions.
College JumpStart | Class of 2022
Juniors participated in a career exploration activity as part of their retreat last week. Students should follow up with their counselors if they have any questions.

Student Services offers our Class of 2022 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 tomorrow, May 21.
All Juniors take a Practice ACT on October 13.
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.
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
Christ, rising again from the dead, dies now no more; death shall no more have dominion over him. In dying to sin, he died once; as to his life, he lives for God (Rom 6:9-10). If I had had the advantage, my brothers, of preaching to you on the death of Jesus Christ, I would have helped you see how clearly it was the image of our death to sin. You would have been better able to grasp the connection between this mystery and the mystical death to sin, which is the foundation of the spiritual life of Christians. I would have said, “He died to sin. . . . So you must consider yourselves dead to sin” [Rom 6:10-11]. You
were buried with Christ in baptism (Col 2:12). Jesus Christ did not merely take on human nature; he took on the form of a slave, the form of our flesh of sin. In the likeness of sinful flesh (Rom 8:3).
We ask that you keep the following members of our school community in your prayers:
  • Wendy Brown, wife of staff Scott Brown '84
  • Ramon Gallardo '21
  • Jack Prange '21
  • Faculty John Mohr
  • Jack Higgins '25
  • Andrew Knirr '21
  • Karen Gauvain, wife of faculty Dave Gauvain
We invite you to submit prayer requests, including any special intentions.