FAMILY CONNECTION | May 6, 2021
FAMILY CONNECTION | May 27, 2021
President Rick Davis '79 shares a message of gratitude as we conclude the 2020-2021 school year. And, thank you to our families for your generous end-of-year gift and lunch for faculty and staff.
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.
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
Final Grades
All grades are closed while we enter final grades for Freshmen and Sophomores. Final grades will reopen Monday, June 7.
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 has concluded. Students who have NOT submitted their signed Course Request Sheets will have their classes assigned for them. 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.
Borrowed Technology
If a student borrowed a Chromebook from Vianney, please return it with the charger to the main office by tomorrow, May 28.
College JumpStart | Class of 2022
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.
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 Archdiocese of St. Louis-additional training may be required. Vianney is offering competitive pay per trip.

If interested, please contact Assistant Director of Admissions Sam Reynolds at 314-965-4853 ext. 265 or sreynolds@vianney.com.
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.
2021-2022 School Calendar
Key dates for the 2021-2022 school year are posted but are subject to change.
Griffins TV
Griffins TV’s success during a pandemic is attributed to the students who were heavily involved with streaming our broadcasts, including juniors Ben Naes and Calvin Curran along with sophomores Charlie Rycenga, Luc Woolbright, and Tyler Troung. All five joined GTV as freshmen. Their efforts allowed Griffins TV to stream 88 events this school year to over 30,000 viewers, including family and friends as far away as Greece.
Vianney Golf Tournament 
Save the date for the golf tournament sponsored by our alumni association on Saturday, August 21, at Tapawingo National Golf Club. Registration table opens at 8:30 am with a 10 am shotgun start.
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.
COVID Vaccine
If your student is fully vaccinated over the summer, please email a copy of his vaccination card to our school nurse at nurse@vianney.com. Visit the St. Louis County Public Health website for vaccine information for those 12 and older.
Vianney suggests that all faculty, staff, and students receive the COVID vaccine as recommended by the CDC, leading medical authorities, and our Department of Public Health. These health organizations also advise that masks continue to be worn for large, indoor gatherings like high school campuses.
MARIANIST MOMENT
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade
I will no longer call you servants...But friends (Jn 15:15). Friendship should have its base in reason, but in a reason enlightened by faith. Among the pagans there have been few true friendships; and even among Christians, how many unholy friendships because they have not been purified by religion. (1) We enter into all the affairs of a friend and think we are required to do so by some obligation. (2) We enter into all the passions of a friend, even the most uncontrolled and violent. (3) We enter into all the mistakes of a friend, even the most contrary to religion and the most badly founded. For it is both covenant and ratification of the covenant. This chalice is the new testament in my blood (1 Cor 11:25). 
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
In Memoriam
Please pray for the repose of the souls of our dearly departed, including:
  • Ray Remiger, grandfather of staff Jeremy Remiger '98
  • Nita Reichert, grandmother of faculty Jillian Hoge
We invite you to submit prayer requests, including any special intentions.