FAMILY CONNECTION | September 19, 2019
We celebrated Don Heeb and his family, along with his past coaches and players, on September 13 during the varsity football game. The football field was dedicated to Coach Heeb upon his retirement in 1996 after 30+ years at Vianney. We invite you to view the half-time ceremony with messages from retired Rams quarterback Trent Green '88 and Cardinals broad caster Dan McLaughlin ' 92.
Hurricane Relief Donations
Hurricane Dorian swept through the Bahamas earlier this month with hundreds of residents dead or missing and thousands homeless. Students can support the efforts of Catholic Relief Services by bringing a $2 donation to the commons before school to dress down on Friday, September 20. If a student chooses not to participate in the fundraiser, he must wear regular school attire. Students and parents can also support hurricane relief efforts Friday evening by bringing cash donations to the varsity football game hosted at Chaminade. As Marianist schools, we are coming together to help the survivors of Hurricane Dorian.
Vianney-Ursuline Mass
Monday, September 23, is a Dress Up Day as we host the students of Ursuline Academy for Heritage Mass. The joint Mass celebrates the Brothers of Mary and Ursuline Sisters who once taught alongside each other at Eugene Coyle High School in Kirkwood. The school closed in 1960 with the boys entering the newly founded St. John Vianney High School and the girls attending Ursuline Academy.
Freshman Retreat
Campus Ministry hosts the Freshmen Retreat Thursday, September 26, at Cardinal Rigali Center in Shrewsbury. Freshmen 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. Freshmen 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 four cardinal virtues of Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude, and Justice. If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Remiger at jremiger@vianney.com .
No School
  • There is NO SCHOOL Friday, September 27, as Vianney hosts more than three hundred area educators for our 12th Annual Speaker Series.
  • There is NO SCHOOL Monday, September 30, as our faculty and staff join with Chaminade College Preparatory School and St. Mary's High School for Marianist Day.
Senior FAFSA Presentation
Senior parents are invited to hear guest speaker David Rice of St. Louis University present on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process Wednesday, October 2, at 6 pm in the Media Center. Senior families can complete the FAFSA starting October 1. The FAFSA is an important component of the college-planning process as most colleges will not send financial aid packets or allow students to work on campus without a completed FAFSA.
Junior Essay Contest
Juniors are invited to participate in the Annual Catholic Appeal Essay Scholarship Contest sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Essays need to be submitted by October 3. If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Mitchell at cmitchell@vianney.com .
Homecoming Game
Please join us at the Homecoming Game on Friday, October 4, for Vianney versus SLUH. The Alumni Association hosts a Tailgate Party at 5:30 pm with food trucks, refreshments, and giveaways at the Alumni and Admissions tents. Kickoff is at 7 pm followed by a post-game reception in Griffins' Cafe hosted by the Advancement Office with appetizers provided by Trueman's Place.
Homecoming Dance
Our annual Homecoming Dance is Saturday, October 5. The cost is $50 per couple or $25 per student. Complete the online dance form, print the confirmation letter you will receive approximately one hour after submission, and bring the letter with student and parent signatures and a check made payable to Vianney to Jeremy Remiger by September 27.
Parents Fall BBQ
Vianney parents are invited Thursday, October 10, from 5:30-7:30 pm for BBQ, adult beverages, and socializing with staff and other parents. Bring a $25 gift card as an auction donation and be entered into a drawing for two Night of the Griffin Auction tickets. Registrations are appreciated by October 7.
Parent Challenge
This school year's Parent Challenge for the Griffin Fund is off to a great start. Watch the 60-second video produced by  Will Sinak '21  and  Justin Schoenwalder '21  to learn how you can make a difference at Vianney. If you have already made your gift or pledge, thank you! If not, please consider making your gift today.
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.
Service Opportunity
Students are invited to support TASK on Tuesdays. 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.
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 in the Chapel during school hours 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.
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 19:
  • Freshman Gold Soccer @ CBC, 3:45 pm
  • Freshman Black Soccer @ CBC, 5:15 pm
  • Varsity Soccer @ CBC Tournament vs. CBC, 7:00 pm

Friday, September 20:
  • Sophomore Soccer home vs. John Burroughs (NAC), 4:00 pm
  • Varsity Football @ Chaminade, 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 21:
  • Varsity Soccer @ CBC Tournament vs. SLUH, 5:00 pm

Monday, September 23:
  • JV Football home vs. Chaminade - 4:30 pm

Tuesday, September 24:
  • Swimming @ Summit - 4:00
  • Freshman Black Soccer home (NAC) vs. DeSmet - 4:00 pm
  • Sophomore Soccer home (Stadium) vs. DeSmet - 4:30 pm
  • Varsity Soccer home (Stadium) vs. DeSmet - 6:15 pm

Thursday, September 26:
  • Swimming @ Chaminade - 4:00
  • Freshman Gold Soccer home (NAC) vs. MICDS - 4:00 pm
  • Sophomore Soccer home (Stadium) vs. SLUH - 4:30 pm
  • Varsity Soccer home (Stadium) vs. SLUH - 6:15 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.
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