Godspell in the Ray Day Little Theatre this weekend

Tomorrow night, the fall musical Godspell will debut in the Ray Day Little Theatre. Fall musical? Yes, thanks to the Musical Theatre Production Class, students have the opportunity to present a musical in November. The cast is smaller as is the venue, but audiences will still be highly entertained by this musical retelling of the Gospel of Matthew.
Invite someone to Open House this weekend
Open House

Do you know a local eighth grader? Or a family with younger children considering Providence in the future? Invite them to the Open House on Sunday! 

Our Open House on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. is for prospective students of all ages and their families. Providence faculty and staff, student ambassadors, alumni, and Board of Trustees members will be on hand to showcase our beautiful facility and extensive offerings, including the chapel and recently completed Pioneer Athletic Center. Information regarding curriculum, the House Student Leadership Program, technology, performing arts, clubs and organizations, athletics, and financial assistance will be available. Refreshments will be provided. 

For more information, contact the Providence Advancement Office at 812-945-3350.
Students in the news: Special activities this fall
Sophomores receive class rings, House pins
The sophomores participated in their Unity Ceremony today. Each student received his or her House pin. Fr. Adam Ahern blessed the class rings of those who purchased one or brought in another ring, and Principal Mindy (Lankert) Ernstberger '74 presented them to the students.

Soup Day and food drive raise awareness
Last Friday, the Cafeteria hosted its annual Soup Day to raise awareness about those who go hungry due to poverty and homelessness in our area. The event coincided with a food drive, which runs through Friday. The House of Courage leads with 253 donated food items. The canned goods will be donated to the Center for Lay Ministries' food pantry.

Veteran's Day display
A display honoring members of the Providence community who have served or are serving in our country's Armed Forces is set up in the school library. Students can browse through binders containing the names and information of those in our community serving our country. Students also may fill out a sheet honoring a family member and turn it into the library.

Students celebrate Dia de los Muertos
Last week, many of our students celebrated the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, in their Spanish classes. Mrs. Corinne (Alles) Beyl '99's Spanish II students made Spanish food, floral bouquets, desserts and displays, while students in Mr. Alan Mathews '88's Spanish classes enjoyed pan de muertos or 'bread of the dead' from El Mercadito in Clarksville.

House of Justice wins the quarter
Congratulations to the House of Justice, which won the points contest for the first quarter. The House of Justice and House of Faith are now two of the Houses that will compete in the House Cup in the spring.

Seniors win Powder Puff
The senior girls won this year's Powder Puff game 14-0 over the juniors. They scored two touchdowns and a two-point conversion. The event raised more than $250 for After Prom.

Freshman, sophomore thespians put on Jungle Book
Last weekend, the freshman and sophomore Providence Players offered two public performances of The Jungle Book. On Monday, they performed before a packed house of primary grade students from throughout the Deanery.
Congrats to Deanery Science Fair participants
Last week, we welcomed about 30 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from our Deanery schools for the annual Deanery Science Fair. We congratulate the winners and all participants for their hard work.
Freshman skilled at sleight-of-hand tricks
Freshman Evan Scott
's hands are rarely idle. If he has free time, he usually is playing with a deck of cards. But he's not playing euchre or poker. He's working on a magic trick. He's gotten so good at sleight of hand that he earns spending money by performing his card tricks at various events. He even tried out for a spot on America's Got Talent. He didn't make it but his schedule is still pretty full for the next few months as he performs at company parties and other holiday gatherings. Read more
Football wins first sectional since 2007
Last Friday, the Football team won its first sectional for the program since 2007 with a 41-25 win over Paoli. This Friday, the team will travel to Southridge to face the No. 5 Raiders in the regional at 7:30 p.m. ET. Students may purchase advance tickets in the Main Office during the school day for $8.00 each through tomorrow. Students can purchase tickets for family as well, but no public sales will be scheduled. The game will be broadcast live on GLICOD.com

Junior Kevin Smith was named Week 11 News & Tribune and GLICOD Player of the Week last week for his performance in the sectional semifinal vs. Mitchell on Oct. 27. He rushed for 145 yards and scored both touchdowns in the 14-12 win, including a 36-yard run and a 1-yard push. Also acknowledged by the newspaper for a top performance of the same week was senior Brogan Welch, who recovered a fumble just as Mitchell was attempting a last-minute touchdown.

Junior Kaden Williams was then named Week 12 News & Tribune Player of the Week this week for his second half performance in the sectional championship, in which he ran 95 yards and scored three touchdowns, including a momentum-building kickoff return. Kevin also was acknowledged this week for his contribution to the championship, including 15 carries over 138 yards and three rushing touchdowns.
Cheer 2nd at IASP State, ready for winter season

By Coach Christie Evanczyk '09

The Cheerleaders have had a busy fall season with supporting our fellow Pioneers, preparing for state, and fundraising for our trip to Dallas. The girls finished second in the state in the Varsity D division and are now working to prepare for basketball games and their competition in Dallas for the National Cheerleaders Association High School Nationals on Jan. 27-28, 2018.

The girls ran several fundraiser this fall to help get them to Dallas including a cheer clinic, a Snap Raise crowd sourcing event, hosting a competition, and selling T-shirts.

"We are so excited that we get to continue our Football season into regionals and start our Pioneer basketball season as well," Coach Evanczyk said.
Volleyball's record season ends at 4A semi-state
By Coach Terri (Blunk) Purichia '90

The 2017 Volleyball team had another magical ride. Due to the IHSAA success factor, the Pioneers were moved to compete in Class 4A for postseason play. Heading into the season, the tremendous leadership of lone senior Marissa Hornung helped shape the young Pioneers to a team with a bright future. The Pioneers won the Purdue team camp, and Marissa won the camp MVP award. Early on, the Pioneers were turning heads, and giving people reason to believe they would make a run in class 4A with this very talented young team.

In the second match of the season, the Pioneers lost to Kentucky state runner-up Mercy in five exciting sets. The Pioneers then went on to run the table for the season and finished with a school record of 37-2. Highlights of our season include winning the Providence Early Bird, the Lafayette Jefferson, and the Brebeuf tournaments. The Pioneers reached the 4A Final Four before losing to eventual state champion Avon.

The season was full of individual accomplishments for many players. Marissa was nominated for Gatorade Player of the Year, as well as named to the Under Armour All American First Team. She will compete in a nationally televised all-star match at the Division I women's Final Four in Kansas City in December. Marissa and sophomore Courtney Glotzbach were selected for the IHSVC first team All State for Class 4A, and freshman Ali Hornung was selected for the second team. Courtney,  Marissa, junior Lillian Bivens, and freshman Ali Hornung were named to the All-District Team.

Assistant Coach Zach McCrite '98 was selected as IHSVC Class 4A Assistant Coach of the Year, and Coach Terri (Blunk) Purichia '90 was named Indiana South Coach of the Year and reached her 500th career victory this season  

The Pioneers, with losing only one senior to graduation, are looking forward to the future and hope to make it one step further in the state tournament next season!
Volleyball senior named Under Armour All American
Senior Marissa Hornung has been named to the Under Armour First Team All American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. This places her as one of the top 24 volleyball players in the country. She will have the opportunity to play with and against those selected at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., on Friday, Dec. 15, in conjunction with the 2017 AVCA Convention. The game will be aired on the FloVolleyball channel. Read more.
Boys Soccer coach resigns to pursue graduate school
Boys Soccer Coach Nathan Marshall '09 has resigned in order to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy. He has been the head coach of the Pioneer program the past two seasons, in which he took the team to the 1A state finals in 2016 and the 1A semi-state in 2017. He was an assistant coach for three previous seasons as well.

Coach Marshall begins his studies at the University of Findlay in Ohio in January 2018. We thank him for all he has done for the Boys Soccer program and wish him the best.

A candidate search will be conducted in the coming months.
Parent Notes: Honor Roll, Progress Reports, senior parent reminders
Progress Reports
Second Quarter Progress Reports will be posted in Skyward on Friday, Nov. 10.

Honor Roll is posted
The First Quarter Honor Roll has been posted. Click here to view it.

FAFSA Workshop
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid should be completed by every senior for the upcoming school year of 2018-19 using taxes from 2016. This application for financial aid should be completed for each year a student is enrolled in college or graduate school. Providence will offer a free workshop, with Mrs. Emily Losey and the director of financial aid from Ivy Tech, where the application can be completed on Monday, Nov. 13, in the Library from 3:15-6:00 p.m. Parents should bring their 2016 tax information and if arriving after 4:00 p.m., enter via the student entrance.

Senior Portraits and Baby Ads deadlines
All seniors are required to have their yearbook portrait taken by
Nov. 15 either at Whyland's or Lifetouch studios. If you have not already set an appointment, senior parents should do so immediately in order to meet the deadline.

Senior parents also may purchase Baby Ads and Display Ads in the yearbook. Please click here for an order form. Deadline for ads is Dec. 16.
Reunion planning for 2017
Below is a brief listing of reunion info. Comprehensive reunion information can be found by clicking  here .
  • 1955 - Quarterly gatherings: Dec. 8 - 11:30 a.m.; Clarion Hotel in Clarksville.
  • 1960: Dec. 9, New location: Orange Clover, Jeffersonville, mini-reunion brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 
  • 1962 - Dec. 2, New location: Covered Bridge - Brunch buffet 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Info will be mailed.
  • 2002 - Nov. 11, The Barn on Old Hill Road, Floyds Knobs. Invitations have been sent. Check class Facebook page.
  • 2012 - Nov. 25, Valley View Golf Club. RSVP via class Facebook page.
New date for Gala 2018
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Providence Gala Dinner & Auction will now be held on Jan. 20, 2018. More information will appear in future eVisions.
Save the Date: #GIVINGTUESDAY 2017
Join us in celebrating the national Day of Giving on Tuesday, Nov. 28. #GivingTuesday kicks off the holiday giving season, and you can make a difference at Providence by advocating, volunteering, or supporting our mission of Catholic secondary education in Southern Indiana.
Senior Retreat is next week
The second senior retreat is next week, Nov. 14-17. For more information, please contact Mrs. Leah (Cissell) Kelly '05 at lkelly@providencehigh.net.
Monday Night Crew loses two long-time members
For decades, the volunteers who make up the Monday Night Crew have provided invaluable help to Providence. For many years, their volunteer labor helped keep the cost down on projects, from new restrooms to bleacher installations. In recent months, two long-time members of this group have passed away.

Michael Galligan '56 passed away in July 2017. He began volunteering at Providence right after graduation, working with his father's bingo crew. He continued to support Providence over the years, by being a steadfast sports fan and in his retirement, a member of the Monday Night Crew. He received an Outstanding Alumnus Award in January 2011.

More recently, Charlie Staser passed away on Oct. 17, 2017. He did not graduate from Providence, but he married a Providence grad, Mary Anne (Carney) Staser '64, and their daughter, the late Julie Anne (Staser) Grantz '87, went to Providence, as did their grandchildren. He was true blue ever since. He volunteered at Providence for about 35 years with the Booster Club working festivals, work parties, and bingos and sharing his handyman skills on the Monday Night Crew.

We thank these men and all members of these two organizations for their time and talent.

The Booster Club continues to look for more members. If you are interested, please email advancement@providencehigh.net.
Pioneering Spirit brings classmates together
Charlie Jenkins' 57 needed something to do in his retirement. His wife suggested he write the book he'd been talking about for years - the history of Providence Boys Basketball. He had a vivid memory of the program's first two or three decades, first as a player his freshman and sophomore years and then as a sports announcer, and figured he could get the rest from former players and coaches. But he needed help in putting the research together in book form, so he turned to classmate Ray Day '57, who had previously written and published a book, These Are the Good Old Days.

Together, the two put together A Pioneering Spirit, a comprehensive look at both the boys' and the girls' programs at Providence. The nearly 250-page softcover book contains 219 photos, essays by many of the former coaches, as many season stats as they could dig up, and much more. Thanks to Day's expertise as Providence archivist and an amateur historian, the book goes beyond just a collection of news clips and yearbook photos. Read more

A Pioneering Spirit is on sale in the PHS Main Office for $20, cash or check payable to Charlie Jenkins. Day and Jenkins will hold book signings at the Girls Basketball game on Dec. 1 and the Boys Basketball game on Dec. 9. The book also is available on Amazon.
Nov. 9 - Godspell debuts in the Ray Day Little Theatre, 7 p.m.
Nov. 10 - Progress Reports posted in Skyward
Nov. 10Godspell, Ray Day Little Theatre, 7 p.m.
Nov. 11 - Godspell, Ray Day Little Theatre, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Nov. 12 - Open House, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Nov. 13 - FAFSA Workshop. Library, 3:15-6:00 p.m.
Nov. 14 - Second Senior Retreat begins

A Prayer for Veterans

We ask for blessings on all those who have served their country in the armed forces.

We ask for healing for the veterans who have been wounded, in body and soul, in conflicts around the globe.
We pray especially for the young men and women, in the thousands, who have come home from war with injured bodies and traumatized spirits. Bring solace to them, O Lord. May we pray for them when they cannot pray.

Have mercy on all our veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Bring peace to their hearts and peace to the regions they fought in.

Bless all the soldiers who served in noncombative posts. May their calling to serve continue in their lives in many positive ways.
Give us all here present today creative vision to see a world that, growing weary with fighting, moves to affirming the life of every human being and so moves beyond war.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Jesus, I trust in You!

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

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