FAMILY CONNECTION | October 29, 2020
Thank you to the more than 250 fathers and sons who joined us for Sunday's Father-Son BBQ. Congratulations to Ben Villhard '24 and his father, Peter, for winning the cornhole tournament after three hours of play.
KMOV4 Feature
Zuoning "Alex" Cui '22 is currently living almost 7,000 miles away in China and virtually attending his classes at Vianney. His story was featured this week on KMOV4.
Black and Gold Spirit Day
Students may wear official Vianney logo clothing tomorrow, October 30. Halloween costumes are welcome as long as students continue to wear their COVID masks. We encourage students and their families to follow health and safety guidelines when celebrating this Halloween. #HappyHalloween
Book of Remembrance
We invite you to submit the names of your dearly departed for our Book of Remembrance by tomorrow, October 30. These loved ones and any shared in past years will be remembered in prayer by our school community.
Early Dismissals & No School
We have EARLY DISMISSALS Tuesday, November 3, for voting and Friday, 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

There is NO SCHOOL Monday, November 9, following our Sunday Open House 11 am-4 pm by appointment.
Morning Griffin Assist
There is NO Morning Griffin Assist Thursday, November 5.
Upperclassmen Schedule
Juniors and Seniors returned to campus three days a week beginning yesterday, October 28. We will continue to host the entire student body on campus each Wednesday by using non-traditional spaces like the Marianist Art Gallery as classrooms. This is the next step in safely hosting all of our students on campus.

You may need to adjust your arrival time on Wednesday mornings as we are screening the entire student body before classes begin at 8:15 am.
Graduation Orders
If Seniors have NOT placed their order for graduation announcements or accessories, visit Jostens by this Saturday, October 31.
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.
This is your LAST CHANCE to buy tickets to win the 1999 Jaguar XJ8. It's one raffle ticket for $50 or three tickets for $100. Part of the proceeds support festivities for our Class of 2021. The raffle closes tomorrow, October 30, at noon.
Parent Giving Challenge
Make your gift by December 1 to help your class win the challenge. Thank you to our parents who have already donated.
  • Class of 2021 is 31%
  • Class of 2022 is 38%
  • Class of 2023 is 47%
  • Class of 2024 is 50%
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.
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 5: Saint Johns University (with College of Saint Benedict)
  • Thursday, November 12: The University of Alabama
  • Tuesday, November 17: University of Dayton
Jesuit Excellence Tour
Attend a virtual tour Thursday, November 5, between 3-7 pm to hear from 25 Jesuit colleges across the country.
Code: JetTour2020
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.
College Application Dates
Seniors are encouraged to check priority application and scholarship dates for their colleges. Students who apply by November 1 often receive first consideration for scholarships, dorms, and class registration. 
NCAA Eligibility
The NCAA Eligibility Center is hosting a webinar for student-athletes and their families on Saturday, November 7, at 1 pm to discuss eligibility adjustments. 
ACT Prep Course  
If you would like to prepare for the December ACT, Sarah Kheriaty is hosting a Zoom course beginning November 4. It is $350 per student with a $50 discount if a sibling previously took her course.
Please contact Sarah Kheriaty at if you have any questions.
MSHSAA-sponsored winter sports practices begin Monday, November 2. Students must have a current physical on file to participate.

  • Basketball | Visit Vianney Basketball for the tryout information packets for Freshman, Sophomore, and Varsity teams plus the player profile link.
  • Wrestling | Wrestling season starts at 3 pm on Monday, November 2, in Maryhurst Gym. Wrestling experience is not required. Visit Vianney Wrestling for the schedule.

District Games
MSHSAA is charging a $10 pay-per-view fee to watch any district games online.
Visit our Athletics page for the latest as schedules are subject to change.
Faculty Elizabeth Palazzolo shares the important role of face-to-face communication in teaching.

Faculty Focus introduces you to members of our faculty to learn what inspires them to teach.
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade
“We have been urged to preach in season and out of season. It has been foreseen that the world will not always listen to us. We must nevertheless bear witness to the truth. God will see to the fruits in his own good time.”
Please keep the Berra family in your prayers with the passing of Mary Ann Berra. She is the grandmother of Paul '21 and Louis '24 and mother of Board Member Paul '84.
We invite you to submit prayer requests, including any special intentions.