Aug. 29, 2012 Wednesday B Day
Congratulations to senior Mike Witwer who was recently promoted to the rank of Captain in the United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol.
Sophomores: Griffin Guide Applications are due in the Admissions office by dismissal today. If you have not gotten an application yet, and still would like to be a Griffin Guide, it is not too late! The application process is not time-consuming and the rewards of this experience are monumental. Stop by and grab one during Encore. Help mold the next group of Vianney Griffins and your future classmates!
Buzz Books are available in the Main Office. If you'd like one, just stop in to pick one up.
Seniors requesting to be Eucharistic Ministers: If you are a senior and you were unable to attend the training to be a Eucharistic Minister last June, you have one last time to apply through Fr. Tim between now and Friday. For those accepted, training will take place next week. Simply write a paragraph indicating why this is important to you and the commitment that you are willing to make to grow in your faith.
Juniors--Please check the Guidance Bulletin Board in front of the Leadership Center for listings of you activity points for last year. If you are missing any activities or there is an error of any kind, you must report them to Ms. O'Connell in the Leadership Center by Friday, August 31.
College Rep Visits:
A representative from Knox college will be in the Leadership and Learning Center this Thursday, August 30th at 10:30 am. Knox is a very strong academic school with excellent pre-law and pre-med programs. It also has one of the best creative writing programs in the country. Please sign up to see the representative either through the Family Connection or in the LLC by the end of the day Wednesday.
The Media Center will be closed during Encore on Monday, Thursday and Friday of this week and on Tuesday of next week.
CHESS INTRAMURALS, PRACTICE AND COMPETITION, BEGIN NEXT WEEK. SEE MR PETERSEN IN ROOM 206 OR MR. KERIATY IN ROOM 209 FOR DETAILS AND REGISTRATION. ALL STUDENTS, INCLUDING BEGINNERS, ARE WELCOME. THE TOP FRESHMAN, THE TOP SOPHOMORE, THE TOP JUNIOR AND THE TOP SENIOR WIN TROPHIES.
Washington University is offering "Mini-Medical School I" for students at least 15 years of age. Classes meet on Tuesday nights from 7-9pm, beginning September 25 and cost $150 per person. See your counselor in the Leadership and Learning Center or check out more details on Naviance Family Connection.
Seniors: If you will be 18 years old on or before election day, November 6, and would like to vote in the election, you can register with Mr. Matreci in the Main Office. You must be registered by October 10 in order to vote on election day.
Anyone interested in playing tennis this spring should attend a very short meeting after school on Wed in room 106 if you missed this morning's meeting.
Calculator engraving: See Mr. Matreci or Mr. Brown in the Main Office to have your calculator engraved.
Anyone wishing to try out for a baseball team at Vianney this spring is asked to fill out the Player Information Sheet on the Baseball Web Page at your earliest convenience. Also, there will be a Player/Parent Information Meeting on Wednesday, September 12 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Griffin Cafe. We will discuss the upcoming season, off-season conditioning, the recruiting process, apparrell order and season schedules during the meeting. Everyone is also encouraged to then head over to the College Information Clinic in the Media Center following our meeting.
Attention Seniors and Juniors: Mrs. Kheriaty is conducting ACT prep classes again this year. The first class for the October 27th test is September 19th! Information will be given in the Senior and Junior class meetings this week or see a counselor. The information sheet about the classes is available in the Leadership and Learning Center and also in Family Connections. Check it out!
The Griffin Swimmers and Divers opened their season with an outstanding effort yesterday, defeating Oakville 126-55. Three Griffins were double winners: SR Brendan Keller (200 Free, 100 Fly), SR Sam Reynolds (50 and 100 Free), and FR Nick Alexander (200 IM, 100 Back). Four school records were also broken during the meet including the 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay, 200 IM and 100 Backstroke. As well, two Griffins turned in State Qualifying performances and will compete at the State Meet in November: SR Alex Feicht qualified in Diving for the third year in a row and FR Nick Alexander qualified in both the 200 IM and 100 Backstroke. Next up for the Griffins--the Ladue Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8th.
Ping pong and pizza: what else could be better? Vianney's new ping pong club is open to everyone. We are setting up some ping pong tables at the end of the 200 hallway, near Mr. Kheriaty's room, every Tuesday and Friday. Show up and play.
The varsity soccer team defeated St Mary's yesterday 4-0 behind goals from Will Brockmeyer, Mike Albes, Kevin Grant, and Hayden Sparrow. Sharing in the shutout in goal was Michael Allen and Kyle Bennett. The Griffins play Lindbergh Thursday afternoon at 4:00 at Clayton Highschool.
Cardinals Jersey Day: Because several of you missed the deadline last Friday, I was able to make a phone call and secure a few more spots with the Cardinals volunteer program for the Jersey Day with proceeds going to Muscular Dystrophy on Labor Day. Many thanks to those of you who have already agreed. If you are still interested, please see me today in my office or at lunch time to make the commitment and I will call in your name with the information. You must be available from 10:am through the 6th inning. They have given me an extension until 4:pm today (Wednesday). This is another way to demonstrate your faith in action for others and be of service. Thanks for your consideration, Fr. Tim