FAMILY CONNECTION | May 6, 2021
FAMILY CONNECTION | May 6, 2021
Bestselling author John O'Leary speaks to grades 9-11 on Monday, May 10. He will share how a childhood accident changed the course of his life and the lessons we can all learn. You can watch his presentation live at 9:30 am with the recording available through mid-June.
School Schedule
Friday, May 7
There is NO SCHOOL tomorrow as faculty and staff join the Class of 2021 to celebrate Senior Mother-Son Mass.

Monday, May 10
There are NO CLASSES Monday so grades 9-11 can watch the John O'Leary presentation. Students taking AP exams are excused from the presentation.
  • Freshmen and Sophomores arrive by 8:15 am with EARLY DISMISSAL at noon.
  • Juniors are on retreat 9 am to 2:30 pm.
  • Black & Gold Spirit Day for all students.
  • Lunch provided for all students.

Tuesday, May 11
  • Freshmen and Sophomores attend regular classes.
  • Juniors are on retreat 9 am to 2:30 pm. Dress Down Day for retreatants.

Friday, May 14
There are NO CLASSES on Friday for Freshman and Sophomore Testing Day. Students should bring a calculator and pencils; they may bring a water bottle and snack.
  • Testing | 8:15-11 am with EARLY DISMISSAL at 11 am
  • Extended-Time Testing | 7:35-11:10 am with EARLY DISMISSAL at 11:10 am
Campus Detour
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod is sealing and striping its parking lots May 17-20 with a rain date of May 24-27. You can access our campus from Big Bend Road if the entrance from Kirkwood Road is blocked.
Prayer Warriors Needed
In a school year branded by COVID, several members of our community have also battled serious health issues. We pray for them daily at school and ask you to join us the week of May 17. We need prayer warriors to spend time with the Blessed Sacrament, praying for those suffering in our community and for your own intentions.
We invite you to register to spend a half hour or more in our chapel Monday-Friday, May 17-21, between 8:30 am-2:30 pm.
Class of 2021 Events
  • Mother-Son Mass - Friday, May 7, 9:30 am in the Fieldhouse
  • Graduation Practice - Friday, May 14, 11 am-12 pm. Arrive in casual attire. Graduation tickets will be distributed.
  • 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 for registered Seniors
  • Prom - Wednesday, May 26, 6:30 pm at Andre's West. Registration due May 12.
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 tomorrow 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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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
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.
June ACT
Registration for the June 12 ACT is due tomorrow, May 7.
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
"In what way is Jesus Christ the life of our souls? . . . The soul is the life of the body; God is the life of the soul (Saint Augustine). I am come that they may have life and may have it more abundantly. On our God to see God’s patience, God’s justice, etc. . . . God’s patience and mercy . . . not to root up such a beautiful tree which God had planted. . . . Not to lose the work of God’s hands. . . . Why does God wish to uproot the tree? Because it is fruitless. . . . Why does God wait? Perhaps it will bear fruit. . . . We must ask, 'Lord, let it alone,' at least . . . 'until I dig around it,' etc."
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
  • Bob Schnur '79, husband of staff Elaine Schnur
  • 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 Karl Heinz, uncle of Mitchell Montgomery '21.
We invite you to submit prayer requests, including any special intentions.