FAMILY CONNECTION | October 10, 2019
The Art Room in the new Arts Center was recently dedicated to Colleen Judge thanks to the generosity of the Heizer family. Colleen served as an art teacher at Vianney for 40 years before retiring in 2019.
Graduation Orders
Seniors received a packet at their class meeting today, October 10, with a Jostens catalog and graduation order form. Jostens is our official supplier of graduation products. They will be at school on Friday, October 18, for seniors to place orders during lunch periods for graduation announcements, caps and gowns, and other graduation accessories. 
Parents' Fall BBQ
The Fall BBQ for parents is tonight, October 10, from 5:30-7:30 pm in Griffins' Cafe with dinner and adult beverages. Bring a $25 gift card as an auction donation and be entered into a drawing for two Night of the Griffin Auction tickets.
Music Trivia Donations
Parents should bring beer donations for Music Trivia Night to our concession stand in the commons tonight, October 10, between 5 and 7 pm. Thank you to those who have volunteered to help on Saturday and donated gift cards or beer.
Intruder Drill | Text Messages
We are holding an Intruder Drill with Kirkwood Police Department on Monday, October 14. Parents will receive a reminder text at 7:30 am this Monday as well as texts when the drill begins and ends. To ensure you receive texts from the school, text “Y” or “Yes” to 67587 from your mobile phone. You will receive a confirmation text if you successfully enrolled. If you do not receive a confirmation, please visit Blackbaud to update your mobile number as needed.
Epilepsy and Diabetes Training
Faculty and staff recently trained to identify the symptoms and care for our students with epilepsy and diabetes. Please ensure that medical records are current so that we can better meet each student's health needs.
Will Dapron, Aidan Reilly, Spencer Shively, Jack Atchley, and Ray Bulte from the Class of 2020 worked with children in El Salvador for their SSP in May 2019.
Service Trips

El Salvador | May 2020
Have you considered completing your junior Social Service Project while visiting El Salvador? Campus Ministry is offering a trip May 11–May 21, 2020. If you are interested in learning more about this service experience, visit our Service Opportunities webpage for details and download an application packet.
Dominican Republic | June 2021
Are you interested in fulfilling your required freshman AND sophomore service hours in one trip or earning an extra 40 hours of service while touring overseas? Then, join Mark Buehrle and fellow Griffins in June 2021 for a service trip to the Dominican Republic. Register online for an informational meeting on Tuesday, October 15, 5:30-6:30 pm in Griffins' Cafe.
Mother-Son Mass & Brunch
We look forward to welcoming students and their mothers for Mother-Son Mass and Brunch on Sunday, October 13, at St. John Vianney High School. Mass is at 9:30 am followed immediately by a complimentary brunch.
Testing Day | No Late Start
On Wednesday, October 16, Juniors and select Sophomores take national tests. They should bring two #2 pencils (not mechanical) and a calculator. Classes begin at 7:45 am instead of the usual Wednesday start of 9 am.  Dismissal is 11:30 am. That afternoon, National Honor Society hosts the Academic Tournament of Champions for grade school students.

Seniors have the day off--a great opportunity for college visits. All Freshmen attend regular classes as do Sophomores not scheduled for the PSAT. Testing room assignments will be posted at school on Friday, October 11.

Sophomores and Juniors taking the PSAT have all been notified via email by Dennis Matreci and received the PSAT Student Guide from their counselors. These students must report to classrooms in the 100 Corridor by 7:45 am on October 16.

Any Juniors not taking the PSAT will report to classrooms in the 300 Corridor to take a Practice ACT. These test scores will not appear on your transcripts but are used by your counselors during the college admission process which begins later this year for Juniors.

Wednesday, October 16, Schedule:
  • B period   7:45 to 8:40 am
  • C period   8:45 to 9:35 am
  • D period   9:40 to 10:30 am
  • A period  10:35 to 11:30 am
Parent Giving Challenge
The Griffin Fund Parent Giving Challenge is in full swing. If you have already made your gift or pledge, thank you! If not, NOW is the time.
  • Class of 2020 | 10% parent participation
  • Class of 2021 | 14% parent participation
  • Class of 2022 | 10% parent participation
  • Class of 2023 | 11% parent participation

A Griffin Fund Parent Rep will be calling you Wednesday, October 16, to join the Giving Challenge. Save us a call by making your gift or pledge today!
If you have any questions, please contact Jennie Picha, Director of Advancement, at or 314-965-4853 ext.144.
Parents' Club Meeting
Our second Parents' Club meeting of the school year is Thursday, November 7, at 7 pm in Griffins' Cafe. We will host a speaker on Student Stress.
Join us for Lt. Dan Riordan Trivia Night which benefits the scholarship fund established in his memory. Doors open at 6 pm on Saturday, November 9, with trivia beginning at 7 pm. Visit the registration page to reserve tables for ten and for sponsorship opportunities.
Senior Quilt Squares
Senior parents should return completed quilt squares for the Senior Class Quilt by Monday, November 25. Send your quilt square during school hours to Lisa Hackett at the front desk. If you have questions, please contact Lisa at .
Check out the College Rep Visit calendar and register via Naviance to meet with college representatives on campus through November 20.
Thursday, October 10:
  • Cross Country @ MCC Championships (J.B. Park) - 4:00 pm
  • Freshman Black Soccer home vs. Summit (NAC) - 4:00 pm
  • Sophomore Soccer home vs. Summit (Stadium) - 4:15 pm
  • Varsity Soccer home vs. Summit (Stadium) - 6:00 pm
  • Hockey vs. Francis Howell @ Webster - 8:45 pm

Friday, October 11:
  • Varsity Football @ CBC - 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 12:
  • Freshman Black Soccer @ Oakville - 9:00 am
  • Sophomore Soccer @ Oakville - 10:15 am
  • Varsity Soccer @ Oakville - 12:00 pm
Always visit our Athletics Calendar for the latest information as dates and times are subject to change.
We launched a new homepage for  which now includes our Rise Above video, Arts tab, Facebook feed, and Family Connection button.
"Baptism and Faith cause the life of Jesus Christ to begin in us, and it is thus that we are, so to say, conceived of the Holy Spirit; but we must, like the Savior, be born of the Virgin Mary." ~ Bl. William Joseph Chaminade