FAMILY CONNECTION | September 12, 2019
We are grateful that thunderstorms could not keep more than 600 students and their grandparents from celebrating Grandparents' Mass and Breakfast with us on September 8.
Black & Gold Day
Student Council invites students and staff to wear their official Vianney-logo clothing or plain black/gold shirts to school on Friday, September 13, to honor our fall teams. Black & Gold Days are spirit days where shorts and athletic pants are acceptable, but college gear is not allowed. Students who choose not to participate should wear regular school attire.
Road Construction
Please be aware that I-44 at I-270 is scheduled to close this weekend for work on Watson Road bridge. Crews will be working Friday, September 13, at 7 pm to Monday, September 16, at 5 am. Drivers may have to exit at Watson Road to reach campus.
Don Heeb Night
We are honoring Coach Don Heeb on Friday September 13, at half time of the Vianney vs. Helias football game.Those who coached and played with him during his 30+ years at Vianney will also be recognized.
College Fair
The Vianney Guidance Department is hosting its 2019 College Fair on Tuesday, September 17, from 6-7:30 pm at our Field House. You will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from approximately 140 colleges and universities across the country. For additional information about this complimentary event, please contact your Guidance Counselor.
Sophomore Retreat
Campus Ministry hosts Sophomore Retreat Tuesday, September 17, at Cardinal Rigali Center in Shrewsbury. Sophomores depart campus by bus at 8:15 am and return by 2:30 pm. Donuts are provided in the morning along with a lunch of sandwich, chips, and cookie from Planet Sub.  If you have a food allergy, please bring your own snack and a lunch. Sophomores may dress down as a Black & Gold Day and will not need their textbooks.  
 
We ask that students leave cell phones at home to reduce distractions during the retreat.
The theme of the retreat is the life and spirituality of our namesake, St. John Vianney. If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Remiger at jremiger@vianney.com .
Service Opportunity
Students are invited to support TASK on Tuesdays, beginning September 17. The mission of Team Activities for Special Kids , or TASK, is to provide kids with special needs athletic and social opportunities. Vianney will offer transportation to/from TASK after school and up to five service hours per evening.
Youth Safety Presentation
De Smet High School is hosting Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt for an informational presentation regarding youth safety and prevalent threats facing students, including online safety, financial exploitation, and identity theft prevention. Attorney General Schmitt will be presenting with Amy Haywood, Chief Counsel of the Missouri Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division. Parents are invited to attend Monday, September 16, at 4:30 pm.
Music Trivia Night
Join us October 12 for this unique music trivia event that benefits the Graduation Lock In for the Class of 2020. Doors open at 6:30 pm with trivia beginning at 7 pm. It's $25 per person or $200 for a table of eight. Contact us at vianneytrivia2019@gmail.com for more information and to register.
Senior Parent Donation
Senior parents are asked to make a $25 donation of gift cards or beer for Music Trivia Night. Gift cards can be delivered by students now through October 10 to Dennis Matreci . Beer donations should be delivered by parents on Thursday, October 10, from 5 to 7 pm.
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.
Faith Formation
Campus Ministry invites students and parents to explore and enrich their faith with us each week.

  • Mondays | Prayer Service in the Marianist Lobby during Encore at 9:15-9:45 am.
  • Tuesdays | Mass in the Chapel during Encore at 9:15-9:45 am.
  • Wednesdays | Communion Service in the Marianist Lobby before school at 8:45 am.
  • Thursdays
  1. Adoration is offered in the Chapel throughout the school day with Holy Hour during Encore at 9:15-9:45 am.
  2. "Thoughtful Thursdays" Sandwich Making for St. Patrick Center in Griffins' Cafe during Encore at 9:15-9:45 am.
  • Fridays | Mass in the Chapel during Encore at 9:15-9:45 am. 

You are encouraged to participate in any or all of these offerings as your schedule allows.
Blackbaud
Parents are invited to view our Blackbaud Reference Guide to learn more about our student information software.
College Rep Visits
Check out the College Rep Visit calendar and register via Naviance to meet with college representatives on campus through November 20.
WEEK IN SPORTS
Thursday, September 12
  • Cross Country @ Clayton, 4:00 pm
  • Freshman Gold Soccer home vs. Chaminade (NAC), 4:00 pm
  • Freshman Black Soccer @ Lindbergh, 4:15 pm
  • Varsity Soccer @ St. Dominic Tournament vs. Ft. Zumwalt West, 4:30 pm

Friday, September 13:
  • Freshman Gold Soccer home vs. Hancock (NAC), 4:00 pm
  • Varsity Football home vs. Helias (Stadium), 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 14:
  • Varsity Soccer @ St. Dominic Tournament vs. Oakville, 11:00 am

Monday, September 16:
  • JV Football @ Helias, 5:00 pm

Tuesday, September 17:
  • Swimming @ John Burroughs, 4:00 pm
  • Cross Country @ Marianist Retreat Center, 4:30 pm
  • Sophomore Soccer @ Eureka, 4:30 pm
  • Varsity Soccer @ CBC Tournament vs. De Smet, 5:00 pm

Thursday, September 19:
  • Freshman Gold Soccer @ CBC, 3:45 pm
  • Freshman Black Soccer @ CBC, 5:15 pm
  • Varsity Soccer @ CBC Tournament vs. CBC, 7:00 pm
Always visit our Athletics Calendar at the bottom of the Athletics Webpage for the latest information as dates and times are subject to change.
DID YOU KNOW?
Almost 60% of students received First Honors or Second Honors at Honors Convocation , having earned a 3.25 or higher GPA for the spring semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
MISSION MOMENT
Who is John Vianney?

Fr. Brian Fallon introduces us to the man we know as St. John Vianney. The Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis serves as our school chaplain.