Providence hosts first Deanery STREAM Day
Earlier this month, fifth grade students from throughout the Deanery enjoyed the first-ever STREAM Day at Providence. The day-long event provided a learning environment that integrated religion into science, technology, engineering, math, and art activities. Students from Holy Family, St. Anthony, St. Joe in Corydon and St. Mary of the Knobs attended one day, and students from Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sacred Heart, and St. John Paul II, the next day. Read more.
Student News: Student competition, shoe drive
International business team has impressive debut season
The Amazing Global Marketplace team competed in its international business simulation at Bellarmine University this past weekend. The student team, which paired with local manufacturer Samtec, tied for second with Charlestown High School. Students competing on Saturday included seniors Jack Wagner, Brady Gentry and Mirashaye Basa and junior Mary Short. Faculty sponsor Mr. Steve Beyl was pleased with how well the team did.

"It was an impressive performance for a first-time team," he said. "Samtec was an awesome partner and provided a ton of support."

Jesus Christ Superstar  cast appears on WDRB
The cast of the spring musical Jesus Christ Superstar was featured on "Fox in the Morning" on WDRB this morning as a preview of the final weekend of the show. If you missed the newscast, here is link to view a portion of it.

Students learn dangers of drunk driving
Seniors in Mr. Bart Makowsky's theology class received a demonstration on the dangers of drunk driving. Officers Miller and Jackson from the Clarksville Police Department, assisted by two members of the Clarksville Rotary Club, presented a PowerPoint presentation and then gave the students a chance to wear "drunk goggles" as they attempted to navigate a course in the gym.

House of Loyalty to hold shoe collection
The  House of Loyalty is encouraging students to donate new and gently used shoes between April 23 and May 4 to WaterStep in order to help fund safe drinking water projects all over the world. Students can drop their donations off in the box labeled for their House in the student entrance hallway. The Houses will be awarded points in a competition to see which House can collect the most shoes for the Waterstep project. 
Note: Gently used athletic shoes must be free of mold/mildew. Shoes are sold to an exporter and funds received help bring clean water to those in need.

Three seniors recognized by local youth council
Seniors Katie Baker, Natalie Gallegos, and Ethan Furnish recently were recognized by the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana for their involvement in the Youth Philanthropy Council. Katie and Natalie were each on the council for one year and Ethan for three years.

The council offers high school students insight into various philanthropic organizations in the community as well as the opportunity to review and award grants to organizations that serve area youth. Each monthly meeting is held at a different local non-profit, giving members the opportunity to tour the organization and learn about its mission. Those organizations included  the Floyd County YMCA, St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities, the Jeffersonville Arts Council, and more. In the past year, the council awarded nearly $9,000 to local organizations such as Hope Southern Indiana, Miles for Merry Miracles, and the Haven House.

Ethan said being able to tour local non-profits to see them "in action and then get to allocate funds to help continue their philanthropic efforts" was particularly rewarding.

Students offer face painting service at local meeting
Several students taking Intro to 3D Art performed face painting at the 79th Clark County REMC Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 7. The students provided face painting for nearly 200 children attending the community event. Students participating included freshmen Kayce Quinn, Peyton Richey, Kindle Hickey, Dean Flint, Gavin Caswell, Jacob Braswell, and Grayson Brockwell.
Youth ministry event a mix of prayer, service, fun
On Good Friday, many of our students took part in one of two Food Fast/Shantytown experiences held at St. Mary's of the Knobs and Holy Family. The events were planned by the parishes' youth ministry and included an overnight experience of prayer, fasting, service and sleeping in cardboard boxes. At St. Mary of the Knobs, which included youth from St. Mary Navilleton and St. John Starlight, students kept a prayer vigil in the church, prayed the outdoor Stations of the Cross, prepared food to deliver to Louisville homeless people, and put candy in Easter eggs for the parish Easter egg hunt. At Holy Family, the youth helped clean the church in preparation for Easter and on Saturday, helped clean the grounds and outbuildings at Mount Saint Francis.
Sports News: Player honors, Cheer tryouts
Boys Soccer player signs to play in college
Senior Michael Gill has signed his national letter of intent to play soccer next season for Spalding University.

Cheer tryouts are next week
Tryouts for the 2018-2019 Cheerleading team are April 23-25. On April 23 (6-9 p.m. at Royal Cheer Xtreme) and April 24 (6-9 p.m. at Providence), participants will learn a cheer, chant and dance to perform at tryouts on Wednesday, April 25, 6-9 p.m. at Providence. Those wishing to try out should come wearing shorts, a T-shirt, tennis shoes or cheer shoes, and a bow. For more information, please contact Coach Christie Evanczyk '09 at (812) 207-6544.
Winter sports athletes recognized
Several student-athletes from the winter sports season have been recognized by the Courier Journal for their accomplishments. Senior Madison Roehrs was named to the Southern Indiana All Area Girls Swim Team, juniors Chase Aldridge and Sam Hudlin were named to the Southern Indiana All Area Wrestling Team, and senior Hannah Wolford was named the Southern Indiana All Area Girls Basketball Team.
Hannah also received High Honorable Mention to the AP All Area Girls Basketball Team.  The 2018 Courier Journal Sports Awards will be held June 7 at the Louisville Palace.
                                                                                 Photo by senior Ethan Furnish
Purdue-UK play to packed house
Last week, Providence was host to a special game between the women's volleyball teams from Purdue University and the University of Kentucky. Fans of both teams from throughout the area filled the Larkin Center to watch the teams. The match ended in a 2-2 tie.
Spring Sports Deanery Nights coming soon
Girls Tennis Deanery Night is April 30 at 4:30 p.m. when Providence hosts Floyd Central. Bleacher seating is available, but families may bring lawn chairs to observe from outside the court.

Baseball Deanery Night is May 8 at 5:30 p.m. when Providence hosts Corydon. All youth baseball players who arrive by 5:00 p.m. will be on the field with the team during the National Anthem and will receive free popcorn. Arrive around 3:30 p.m. to observe the pre-game routine and batting practice.

Softball will hold a Deanery Night in May, with the date and activities to be announced.
Parent Notes: freshman ring orders, progress reports
Freshman/parent ring order meeting today
This afternoon from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Herff Jones Graduate Services will offer opportunities for freshmen to purchase class rings in preparation for the Sophomore Ring Ceremony next fall. Freshman students can also turn in their ring orders during lunches tomorrow. Parents will have an opportunity to view and/or purchase class rings in the auditorium lobby today.

Progress reports posted for the quarter
Fourth quarter progress reports will be posted and available in Skyward on Friday. Please contact your student's teacher with any questions.

Deanery Fine Art Fair submission deadline
Parents of eighth grade students: The Deanery Fine Arts Fair is Tuesday, May 8, and submissions of 2D and 3D art and photography from students grades three through eight will be accepted through April 20. Students should see their art teacher for information on submitting art work. For more information, contact Mrs. Donna Burden at

Senior/Mother Lunch a success
Thank you to the seniors and their mothers who attended the Senior/Mother Luncheon. We had the largest group yet to attend, with nearly 190 people.

Thank you also to all those who made the event possible, including the freshman moms who donated items, helped prepare items for the event, and worked the event itself, including Tricia Wall, Jill (Kraft) Scott '91, Joanne Nokes, Karen Striby, Lisa (Hadorn) Kaelin '90, Denna Watson, Deana Middleton, Rebecca (Skees) Reed '97, Donna Isler Cox, Kim Kruer, and Amy (Donner) Lorenz '88. We also thank the several businesses that donated items or gave special pricing to make the day affordable: Calumet Club, Stumler's Catering, Nance's Florist, Bearno's Pizza, Sweet Stuff Bakery, and Steve Koopman Photography.

Senior activities bulletin
The Senior Activities Bulletin is posted on the website for parents' reference.

ISTEP testing has begun
Students in grades eight, nine, and ten are in the midst of ISTEP testing. Eighth graders will finish their testing today in their language arts class. Sophomore students will be testing the math portion during theology classes, and the ELA portion during English classes. Freshmen will take the science test during biology classes starting April 30. Students should receive their testing schedule from their teachers. They should get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast, especially on testing days, and avoid scheduling appointments during testing times.

Third Quarter Honor Roll posted
The Third Quarter Honor Roll has been posted. Click here to view it.
Reunion planning for 2018
  • 1955: Quarterly gathering; Radisson Hotel, 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville; 11:30 a.m. No RSVP necessary. Dates: June 8, Sept. 14, and Dec. 7, 2018. Contact Donna (Beswick) Detrick at (812) 945-0333 with questions
  • 1958: May 11, 2018 (corrected date), Covered Bridge Golf Club, 6 p.m. Contact Mimi (Marguet) Paris '58 at (812) 246-1020 or Mary Lee (Freund) Eldridge '58 at (812) 949-8095.
  • 1968: Sept. 21, 2018, Jeffersonville K of C, 7:00-? and Sept. 22, 300 Spring, Jeffersonville, 7:00-11:00 p.m. Contact Kathy Elder '68 or class Facebook page
  • 1973: Oct. 12, 2018, Sheraton in Jeffersonville; Oct. 13 The Levee at the River House, Louisville. Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Tour & Tasting TBA. Save the date cards have been sent.
  • 1978:  Sept. 8, 2018, Covered Bridge Golf Club. More info to follow.
  • 1988: July 28, 2018, Buckhead Mountain Grill in Jeffersonville, 7 p.m. For more info, check class Facebook page or email Cinnamon La Hue-Grubs.
Spring musical alumni night is Friday
Theatre alumni are invited to attend Alumni Night at the spring musical on Friday to watch the latest production of Jesus Christ Superstar. If you were in the 1995 cast, be sure to look for your 2018 cast mate. Allison (Schultz) McGinley '95 drove from Indianapolis last week to see the show and met the current Mary Magdalene, played by senior Emme Wade.

Tickets are on sale via the school website and by calling (812) 945-2538 ext. 301. Tickets are $15 for show dates April 19 (7 p.m.), April 20 (7 p.m.) and April 22 (2 p.m.).
Golden Diploma Ceremony brings '68 Class together
Thank you to everyone from the Class of 1968 who attended the Golden Graduation Dinner & Ceremony hosted by Providence this past weekend. Seventy people attended the dinner, and 45 of them also attended the spring musical.
STEM Camp 2018 registration now open
Registration for the PHS STEM Camps for Deanery students grades one through nine is now open. The weeklong camps start June 4 and June 11 for grades one to three and four to six and July 16 for grades seven to nine. Only a few spots remain, so be sure to register early. Click here for more information. 

Looking for athletic summer camp opportunities for your children? Check out the PHS Summer Camp offerings. Click here to view. Registration forms for Girls Basketball and Volleyball are now available.
New organization helps kids of incarcerated parents
Lee Ann (Knight) Meixell '91
is an accountant by trade, but her heart is in volunteering with youth. She is a catechist teaching Christian Faith Formation for St. Augustine and Sacred Heart parishes in Jeffersonville and a former volunteer for the Y-NOW Children of Prisoners Program at the Louisville YMCA. She enjoyed her work with Y-NOW so much that she is working with other volunteers to bring a similar program to Southern Indiana. Their efforts have formed the nonprofit organization HEY Inc. (Help Empower Youth) to provide adult mentors to middle-school-aged children of incarcerated parents. Read more
April 18: Freshman Ring Orders
April 19-20, 22: Spring Musical
April 20: Progress Reports posted
April 20: Scholarship Spirit Wear Day
April 23:  House of Loyalty WaterStep shoe drive begins
April 27: Pioneer House Cup competition
April 28: Prom
May 4: No School

Prayer for Life and Dignity

Eternal God, creator and sustainer of life,
bless us with the courage to defend all life
from conception to natural death.
Bless us with the strength to respect all peoples
from east to west, from north to south,
so that we may truly follow the call of Jesus to be neighbor.

We ask this in the name of Jesus,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit.

Christa (Payne) Hoyland '84
Director of Communications
eVision reporter/writer

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