FAMILY CONNECTION | November 5, 2020
Please invite family and friends to our Open House this Sunday, November 8, 11 am to 4 pm by appointment. #BeAGriffin
Student Volunteer Hours
Students who volunteer for a shift this Friday or Saturday, November 6 or 7, to help set up for Open House can earn service hours.
Early Dismissal
We have EARLY DISMISSAL tomorrow, November 6, for Open House preparations.

Early Dismissal Schedule
Griffin Assist | 7:45-8:10 am
A Period | 8:15-9:15 am
B Period | 9:20-10:20 am
C Period | 10:25-11:45 am
D Period | 11:50 am-12:50 pm
Griffin Assist | 12:50-1 pm

No School
  • NO SCHOOL Monday, November 9, following Open House
  • NO SCHOOL Monday, November 16, for faculty and staff In-Service Day

Thanksgiving Break
Thanksgiving Break begins Wednesday, November 25. All students resume classes ONLINE Monday and Tuesday, November 30 and December 1. We are delaying the return to campus in the event any students are exposed to COVID over the break. Wednesday, December 2 will be ON CAMPUS for all grade levels.
Griffin Assist
Griffin Assist is available before and after school for academic support plus Mass, class meetings, and other activities. ALL students should attend from 7:45-8:10 am and 2:10-2:40 pm if requested by a teacher or scheduled on our school calendar. Students should NOT leave for after-school activities like jobs or practices until 2:40 pm with families asked to plan accordingly.
Letters for Veterans Day
National Honor Society invites you to remember our veterans on Wednesday, November 11. Students who submit a handwritten letter (five sentences or more) in an envelope for a veteran may wear official Vianney logo clothing for a Black and Gold Spirit Day. NHS will collect your letter when you arrive for school and add the address and postage. This event is in lieu of a canned food drive.
Sample Letter

Dear American Hero,

The only reason we live in a country that is free is because of you. Personally, I think there needs to be more done to honor our veterans. No civilian knows what our veterans have experienced. I appreciate everything you have sacrificed for our country. On behalf of St. John of Vianney High School, thank you for your service!

Student at St. John Vianney High School
Counseling Groups for Students
Our school counselors are looking into starting groups at Vianney for our students coping with grief and loss and for those coping with stress and anxiety. If your student is interested in participating in a counseling group, please contact Katie Holman at
It's A Wonderful Life | A Radio Play
Congratulations to the cast and crew of "It's a Wonderful Life" to be streamed November 19-22. We welcome Max Laux as Freddie Fillmore, Sam Kramer as Jake Laurents, Mia Lamartina as Sally Applewhite, Callie Yemm as Lana Sherwood, and Andrew Wood as Harry "Jazzbo" Heywood. They will be joined by:

  • Alex Shaffer | On-Stage Stage Manager
  • Brendan Ash | Keyboard
  • Hector Medina, Jr. and Natan Waigland | Sound Effects
  • Vincent Mantia | Company Stage Manager
  • Peter Gilmore | Light Operator
  • Keaton Dawidowski and Sullivan French | Camera Operators
  • Marcelle Bernardelli | Properties
  • Libby Ring | Costumes
  • Erik Anderson, Jimmy King and Benjamin Villhard | House Crew
1999 Jaguar XJ8 Winner
Congratulations to Daniel Garza, father of Irvin '21, for winning the 1999 Jaguar XJ8. Part of the proceeds will support festivities for our Class of 2021.
Parent Giving Challenge
Make your gift by December 1, Giving Tuesday, to help your class win the challenge.
Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support St. John Vianney High School every time you shop--at no additional cost to you. It is the same price for you with the bonus that Amazon donates a portion of your purchase price to Vianney!
Poinsettia Sale
The Alumni Moms are holding their annual Poinsettia Sale. Please download and submit your order form by Friday, November 27. Pickup is Thursday, December 3, from 11 am to 3 pm in the Commons.
If a student experiences ANY symptoms of illness, please keep him home and notify us at This is in addition to contacting the Main Office at 314-965-4853 ext 100 to report the absence. Your student should attend all classes online until cleared by our nurses to return to campus.
Senior Quilt Square
Quilt squares are due Monday, November 23. Blank squares were sent in Senior Packets at the start of the school year with instructions. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Hackett at 314-965-4853 ext 147 or to celebrate this senior class tradition.
College reps from the following schools will be available virtually in the Leadership Center at 7:45 am. Please register via Naviance at least 24 hours in advance to attend.

  • Thursday, November 12: The University of Alabama
  • Tuesday, November 17: University of Dayton
A+ Program
Seniors working toward the A+ scholarship need only complete 25 hours of mentoring or tutoring this school year. Contact Dennis Matreci at on how to complete this requirement.
NCAA Eligibility
The NCAA Eligibility Center is hosting a webinar for student-athletes and their families this Saturday, November 7, at 1 pm to discuss eligibility adjustments. 
Elks Scholarship
The Elks National Foundation is offering four-year college scholarships with awards ranging from $1,000 to $12,500 per year. Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks. The deadline is November 15.
Faculty Grace Burnworth shares why she loves to teach Senior Theology.

Faculty Focus introduces you to members of our faculty to learn what inspires them to teach.
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade
“Not to hate, not to wish evil, not even to be indifferent would not be enough in regard to an enemy. We must love.”
We invite you to submit prayer requests, including any special intentions.