FAMILY CONNECTION | September 26, 2019
Congratulations to Seniors Jacob Craig and Andrew Lazarski . They were named Commended Students by the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Jacob and Andrew placed in the top 3% in the nation of the more than 1.5 million students who took the PSAT/NMSQT.
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  • 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.
SLU 1818 Registration
Registration for Saint Louis University’s 1818 Advanced College Credit program this semester is due Friday, September 27.
Homecoming Spirit Week
Students and staff are invited to show their spirit the week of Homecoming with themed Dress Down Days and favorite foods for purchase.

Tuesday, October 1
Dress Down Theme: Tropical Tuesday
Food: $2 Smoothie King at lunch

Wednesday, October 2
Dress Down Theme: Wild West
Food: Free donuts in the morning

Thursday, October 3
Dress Down Theme: St. Louis Sports
Food: $2 Andy's Frozen Custard at lunch

Friday, October 4
Dress Down Theme: Black and Gold
Food: $3 Chick-Fil-A at lunch
Homecoming Dance
Our annual Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 5, is themed "A Night in Paris." The cost is $50 per couple or $25 per student. Students must be logged into their Vianney email to complete the online dance form. Print the confirmation letter you 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 Tuesday, October 1.
A+ Scholarship Program
Seniors applying for the A+ Scholarship Program need to submit completed applications to Dennis Matreci by Tuesday, October 1. There are no deadline extensions.
Picture Retake Day
School pictures can be retaken if needed on Tuesday, October 1. Please download and complete the Picture Day Form to purchase a photo package.
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 Thursday, October 3. If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Mitchell at .
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.
Future Griffins
The Admissions Office invites prospective students and their families to RSVP to join us for Homecoming.
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Please join us for Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, October 9, from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Activity Center.  Appointments are not required. 
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.
Music Trivia Night
It's not too late to join us October 12 for a 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 for more information and to register.
Senior Parent Donations
Senior parents are asked to make a $25 donation of gift cards for Music Trivia Night. Gift cards should be sent in an envelope with the student's name on it. They can be delivered now through October 10 to the Main Office or Dennis Matreci in the Leadership Center. We have ample beer donations, which should be brought to our concession stand in the commons by parents on Thursday, October 10, between 5 and 7 pm.

Volunteers will be contacted by email with instructions for Music Trivia Night. We can still use more Seniors to help that evening. Thank you to those who have agreed to volunteer and donated gift cards and beer.
Mother-Son Mass & Brunch
Students and their mothers are invited for the annual 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. Please register by October 9 to ensure an accurate count for the food.
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.
Check out the College Rep Visit calendar and register via Naviance to meet with college representatives on campus through November 20.
If you have any future Griffins in your family or neighborhood, the Admissions Office welcomes them to join us for the following:
8th Grade Shadow Visit | 8th grade students take two classes with a certified Griffin Guide, participate in the Character and Accomplishment Workshop with Mr. Kevin Walsh, and get a FREE lunch in the world famous Griffins' Cafe.
Merit Scholarship Testing | Vianney offers $1,500 and $2,500 merit scholarships. If 7th or 8th grade test scores are close, students can make one more attempt to qualify on Vianney's campus on Saturday, October 5, from 9 am to noon.
Be a Griffin for a Day | For the first time, 5th and 6th grade students can spend a day on Vianney’s campus to experience life as a Griffin. We are only accepting 60 students, so register now for Friday, October 11, from 7:45 am to 1:15 pm.
Thursday, September 26:
  • Swimming @ Chaminade - 4:00 pm
  • 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

Friday, September 27:
  • Cross Country @ Arnold City Park - 4:00 pm
  • Varsity Football home (Stadium) vs. DeSmet - 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 28:
  • Freshman Black Soccer @ Chaminade - 8:45 am
  • Sophomore Soccer @ Chaminade - 10:00 am
  • Varsity Soccer @ Chaminade - 12:00 pm

Monday, September 30:
  • JV Football @ DeSmet - 4:30
  • Varsity Soccer home vs. Webster (CYC Tourn) - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 1:
  • Swimming vs. DeSmet @ Webster U. - 4:00 pm
  • Freshman Gold Soccer @ Stl. United - 4:00 pm
  • Sophomore Soccer home vs. Mehlville (NAC) - 4:00 pm
  • Varsity Soccer @ Francis Howell Central (CYC Tourn) - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, October 2:
  • Varsity Soccer @ CYC Tourn (WWT Park) Oakville - 6:00 pm

Thursday, October 3:
  • Swimming @ Affton - 4:00
  • Sophomore Soccer home vs. Webster (NAC) - 4:00 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.
Hurricane Relief
Thank you for your support of the survivors of Hurricane Dorian. We joined with Chaminade College Preparatory last week to raise $3,215 for Catholic Relief Services .
We hosted Ursuline Academy on September 23 for Heritage Mass. The joint Mass celebrated 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. We invite you to watch the powerful conclusion of Monday's Mass.