Fr. Dan Atkins '66 returns to Providence again
For Fr. Dan Atkins '66, serving as our school chaplain is a bit of a homecoming. He was first a student here from 1962 to 1966 and then a theology teacher from 1972 to 1984. He left Providence to attend seminary and became a priest of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis in 1987. He recently retired as pastor of Holy Family Parish in New Albany. Read more.
Back-to-School Mornings give look at school life

Parents got a taste of their students' schedule on Monday and Tuesday with the Back-to-School Mornings. Accompanied by their students, the parents visited their classrooms and met their teachers. Parents also were given the opportunity to pick up a Proud Parent yard sign. We encourage parents to display these signs and snap a photo of their student with the sign - then email it to to be included in a post on social media and in the next eVision.

Driver Education thank you
The Driver Education Department had another successful summer of instructing more than 25 students how to become licensed drivers. The department would like to thank Chris Huber Auto Sales, New Albany (Chris Huber '94), for providing a car for the program this summer free of charge. Also thanks to our guest speakers: Doug Fischer (State Farm Insurance, Clarksville) and Lt. Rusty Settles (Jeffersonville Police Department).
Students serve, learn and win over break
Summer may be a break from the routine of school, but it still can be a time of learning and helping others, as sophomore Beth Wimsatt, junior Regan Elias, and seniors Sydney Boggs and Tyler Upton
found. Tyler and Beth took part in the Wolfe Pack Mission Trip with the New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministries, serving the poor in Campton, Ky. Regan attended the five-day Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., followed by a weekend at the nearby Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. And Tyler and Sydney took part in the Clark County 4-H Fair. Read more.
Tennis champ spends summer in competition
Senior Halli Trinkle had a busy summer following her Girls Tennis state singles championship. She barely had time to relish the victory since she headed the next day to the USTA Central Indiana Tennis Association 18 and Under Qualifier, which she won. She followed that with several more tournaments, including the Marian Wood Baird Cup, in which she won three matches and her team placed second. She advanced to the round of 16 in the Midwest Closed tournament but lost to the No. 1 seed. She also played well at the National Clay Courts tournament in South Carolina.

Halli said the competition was more difficult this summer but she felt more confident in handling it, especially after winning the state singles title.

Her state title and her U.S. Tennis Association ranking earned her the honor of being named an All-American by the National High School Tennis All-American Foundation. Halli said it felt good to receive the nomination, but the state title means more to her.

"I didn't know what the award was at first," she said. "I probably felt more proud of winning state."

As she begins her senior year, Halli said she is looking forward to helping her team win a team state title in the spring. She also is slowing down on tournaments in the off season in order to focus on her college search - and to just enjoy being a senior.

"I'm looking forward to the fun senior memories - the New Albany football and basketball games - and spending the last year at school with my friends," she said.
Students enjoy summer men's volleyball league
Several of our students and recent alumni participated in the Second Annual Boys' Volleyball Summer League hosted by St. Mary of the Knobs and Southern Indiana Sports Center. It was the first time for a Providence team, and players included seniors Joe Grybroski, Sam Kruer, and Austin Hughes, sophomores Grayson Brockwell and Clayton Furnish, and junior Taylor Hensley as well as Will Kaiser '18 and Ethan 
Furnish '18 .

The team competed against other area high school boys' teams from Floyd Central, Charlestown, Silver Creek, New Albany, and Christian Academy. Volleyball assistant coach Brandi Denning coached the team and said the players learned a lot about the sport and enjoyed themselves while racking up a 6-8 season in the competitive league.

The players agreed.

"The biggest victory ... was the improvement seen as the summer progressed," Ethan said. "Many players were newcomers to the sport and finished as formidable competitors."

The seniors were thrilled with the experience overall. Sam was familiar with the sport because he played on his church CYO team and his dad played. But others, like Joe and Austin, had little experience playing outside of the Powder Buff game last year. Still, they had a lot of fun and would like to see boys' volleyball become an IHSAA sanctioned sport. They said they believe there would be strong participation if it were a winter or spring sport. For now, the league is a summer event, and they look forward to playing again next summer.
Sports News: Tennis Alumni Day, Rosary Rally, more
Sports schedules online
Fall sports season schedules are now available online and can be found in several locations on the school website. PDF versions can be found under Athletics/Athletics News & Links under Athletics/Teams/team name  and by clicking on the Athletics Calendar tab.

If you have difficulty viewing one of the live calendars, please refresh your browser.

Tennis teams hold Alumni Day 

Providence Tennis held its annual Alumni Day recently. Twenty-five alumni spanning nearly 60 years attended and played, including Merle Kruer '59 and Nick Boesing, Adam Starr and Clare Hooper of the Class of 2018. The alumni teamed with and played against current girls' and boys' players. Pictured above from left to right are Clare, Doug Kraft '95, Brad Kruer '93, and sophomore Landon Kruer.
Football team takes part in Rosary Rally
The Football team participated in the Sports Leader Rosary Rally in Louisville recently. The team joined with Catholic high school teams from Louisville to pray the rosary together prior to the start of the season.
Softball Coach Kenny Janes has successful offseason
Several of our coaches conducted summer camps while others led summer leagues, including Softball Coach Kenny Janes. His travel softball team, the Louisville Stunners, won a 16U NSA Championship in Tampa, Fla.
Parent Notes:  ACP Info Night, Academic Recognition
Website calendar issues
We are currently experiencing difficulties with the master calendar and the athletic calendar on the school website. We appreciate your patience as we undergo steps to resolve the problem. In the meantime, the calendar for the 2018-2019 school year is available via PDF on the home page, and the fall sports season calendar is available under Athletics/Athletics News & Links . 

ACP Parent Night Aug. 7
Parents of students taking ACP and IU Southeast Bridge-to-College classes are encouraged to attend an information session on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Robinson Auditorium.
Academic Recognition Ceremony RSVP needed
Students and parents who are receiving awards have been mailed and emailed invitations to the Academic Recognition Ceremony. The event will be held in the Robinson Auditorium on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 3:00 p.m. Please remember to RSVP.
Pioneer Pass available all games
Students enrolled in a Deanery grade school will once again be eligible to receive a Pioneer Pass, which offers free admission to most regular-season home sporting events when accompanied by an adult. The pass is free with completion of a Deanery Student Information form . Passes will be available at the ticket table/booth at home sporting events or from the coach. Parents can also email to receive one.

Free-Reduced Lunch applications available
Applications for students to receive free or reduced fee school lunch are now available online.

Senior parents reminder
Seniors must have their yearbook photo taken at Whyland's Studio in Jeffersonville or Lifetouch in Highlander Point in Floyds Knobs. Please schedule an appointment soon.
Reunion planning for 2018
Reunion planning is underway for the class years ending in 3 and 8. Information will be posted below as it is received. To ensure you receive reunion information in a timely manner, please update your contact info here.
  • 1955: Quarterly gathering; Radisson Hotel, 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville; 11:30 a.m. No RSVP necessary. Dates: Sept. 14, and Dec. 7, 2018. Contact Donna (Beswick) Detrick at (812) 945-0333 with questions
  • 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. Formal invites to mail in late July.
  • 1978: Sept. 7, 2018, Golf Scramble at Covered Bridge; Sept. 8, 2018, Mass/tour of PHS followed by reception at Covered Bridge Golf Club. Invites have been sent. 
  • 1983: Sept. 1, 2018. Mass/tour of PHS at 4:30 followed by reception at Elk Run Golf Club, 7:00-11:00 p.m. For updates join the class Facebook page. Invites have been sent.
  • 1993: Aug. 25, 2018, Kyes I, in Jeffersonville, 7:00-11:00 p.m. Register here. See class Facebook page, or contact Edie Paine Frakes at (502) 592-1917 for more info. Invites have been sent.
  • 1998: Sept. 22, 2018. For more information, contact Charlie Smith. Invites to come.
  • 2008: Nov. 3, 2018, Covered Bridge Golf Club. Save the date and other info on class Facebook page. Invitations forthcoming.
Save the date: Class of 1969 50th Reunion, Sept. 20-21, 2019. More info to follow. And mark your calendar for the Golden Diploma Dinner hosted by Providence on March 2, 2019. Save the dates will be sent.
Register now for annual Golf Scramble

Alumni, parents, friends, and businesses are invited to register to attend or sponsor the 20th annual Pioneer Golf Scramble. Whether you have a business to promote or need a good reason to get out of the office and play some golf, please partner with Providence and consider participating in this year's scramble. 

Click here to reserve your spot, submit a foursome, or become a sponsor. 

The 20th Annual Pioneer Golf Scramble to benefit the Annual Student Assistance Program is Thursday, Aug. 23, at Champions Pointe Golf Club with a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start.
History of Providence basketball available
Copies of A Pioneering Spirit, co-signed by the authors, are available for sale in the Providence Main Office during summer hours, or simply call Charlie Jenkins '57 at 812-945-8715 or email Ray Day '57 at to order. Books are just $20. When ordered by phone, add the cost of shipping.

If you are in any way related to the Providence community you'll surely appreciate this first-of-its-kind Providence publication. Tradition, heritage and Pioneer blue pride leap from every page. Think graduation. Think birthdays. Think anniversaries. Think reunions. And then order an extra one for yourself.

The book is also available online at but the book will not be signed by the authors.
'68 alumnus finds way to give through second career
When Greg Henderzahs '68
was downsized in 2009 after 39 years at American Commercial Barge Lines, he wasn't ready to retire. He chose instead to apply his business skills to leading local nonprofit agencies, first at Camp Quality Kentuckiana and for the last five years at the Center for Lay Ministries in downtown Jeffersonville. During that time, he has helped the agency focus on what it does best - a food pantry and a halfway house for women. Now that he's closer to age 70, the time is right for retirement, although he's still "not ready to do nothing," he said. Read more.
Aug. 7: Parent meeting for ACP students
Aug. 12: Academic Recognition Ceremony
Aug. 23: Pioneer Golf Scramble
Aug. 24: First Quarter Progress Report

Prayer for Catholic Schools

O Christ, our Teacher,
You invite Your faithful people to make disciples in Your name and to announce good news to the poor. We thank You for the gift of Catholic schools, where
The message of Your life, death, and resurrection is proclaimed,
Christian community is experienced,
Service to our brothers and sisters is modeled,
And worship of You is cultivated.
Increase our zeal for ensuring that all children and families can benefit from a high quality Catholic education, and that Catholic schools grow in their ability to nurture the soul of our nation.

We ask this through the intercession of Our Lady, Mother of Catholic Schools. Amen

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

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