Sep. 10, 2012 Monday A Day
ALL Freshmen must report to the Field House at the beginning of Encore -- including those on the Mandatory Encore list. Following a brief meeting, those assigned to Mandatory Encore will report to their rooms.
Sept. 11 Memorial: Tuesday marks the 11th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy. Please join us at Encore for the communion service in chapel which will be dedicated to those who lost their lives. Following the communion service we will pray the rosary for those who wish to remain.
Any student in an 1818 ACC Spanish, history or physics class who wants to register for ACC credit with SLU and did not do so in class last week, please see Mr. Matreci by the end of Encore today.
Griffin Theater Auditions for Count Dracula: Tomorrow at 7:00 PM (Call backs, if necessary, on Thursday, September 13, 2012). Auditions will be held in Room 503. There are 7 male and 2 female roles available. Count Dracula is a play in three acts based on Bram Stoker's nineteenth century novel "Dracula." Be prepared for cold readings from the script. Rehearsals will be held on Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday nights.
Representatives from 15 Jesuit colleges will be at a college fair at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel on Thursday, September 13 from 7-8:30 pm. Specific schools in attendance are posted on the flyer on the guidance bulletin board and on Naviance Family Connection.
There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in joining the Paintball Club on Thursday September 13 during Encore in room 402.
There will be a meeting for all new and current members of the National Honor Society today in room 105 during encore. Attendance is mandatory.
A representative from Drury University will be in the LLC on Tuesday, September 11th. Drury has strong programs in Architecture, Biology, English and Pre-Law. Please sign up through Family Connection or in the LLC by the end of the day Monday.
Any student interested in being a part of the The Griffin, Vianney's School Newspaper, should attend an informational meeting today in room 208 during encore or check in with Mr. Burke sometime today or Monday.
Missouri University of Science and Technology is offering the Chancellor's Scholarship. Eligible candidates must be in the top 10% of their class or have a 3.75 GPA and have a 30 ACT. An essay is required. Get more details from a counselor or look at the Updates section of Naviance Family Connection.
Griffin LIFE will meet this Wednesday at our normal time from 5:30-7:30, starting in the Marianist Lobby. Our topics this week are 'patriotism,' 'tolerance in America' and 'a remembrance of 9/11.' All are welcome, so please come and see what LIFE is all about.
The following college reps will be on campus this week. Sign up in the LLC or online by the end of the day BEFORE the visit.
Mon. Sept. 10 10:30 a.m Washington University St. Louis, MO
Tues. Sept. 11 8:40 a.m. Drury Springfield, MO
Tues. Sept. 11 2:00 p.m. Lindenwood University St. Charles, MO
Thurs. Sept. 13 8:40 a.m. Blackburn University Carlinville, IL
Thurs. Sept. 13 10:30 a.m. Milliken University Decatur, IL
Thurs. Sept. 13 2:00 p.m. Columbia College Columbia, MO
The first meeting of the Lettermen's Club will be tomorrow during Encore in the field house. The Lettermen's Club is open to anyone who has participated on an athletic team at Vianney. At tomorrow's meeting we will elect officers for the 2012-3 school year. If you will to nominate yourself or another, give your name to Coach Rhame or C Walsh today. We will see you tomorrow in the field house during Encore.
If you are interested in bowling but missed the meeting last Wednesday, please see Bro. Andy in the library during Encore on Monday or Tuesday. Practice starts Wednesday after school.
Pro Life Club: A reminder to those in the Pro Life Club that you can pick up your teacher release form to participate in the 40 Days for Life from Fr. Tim or Mr. Kheriaty. Sept. 27 is Vianney day as we hold a prayer vigil in front of Planned Parenthood.
The meeting for those students interested in finding more about the week-long trip to Washington, D.C. in February will now be on Thursday in Room 204 during Encore. The Close Up Program is a one-of-kind opportunity for students to experience their government in action. From visits to Washington's famous monuments, memorials and institutions, to meetings with their Congressional delegation on Capitol Hill, you will get a first-hand look at the American political system, and consider what role you, as a student, play in our democracy.
In an epic Marianist clash the Freshman Soccer Team defeated Chaminade on Friday by the score of 5-3. Alex Kammien, Zach Dempsey, Nick Wiss, Jack Eppy, and Ryan Clavin scored the goals and Tom Marshall got the win in goal saving a penalty kick at a key point in the game.
The Griffin Swimmers and Divers turned in one of the best performances in Griffin Swimming & Diving history this past Saturday at the Ladue Invitational. Highlights for the Griffs were numerous, but none topped the team's 2nd Place finish in the field of 13 teams and our first swimming team award in decades, maybe ever, is now displayed proudly in the office. Notable performances included Vianney's first ever invitational double-winner, as Freshman Nick Alexander took 1st in both the 100 IM and the 100 Backstroke; the four Griffin divers took the top 4 places out of 17 divers as Alex Feicht, Brett Zavadil, Sam Trenter and Brad Burmeister completed the sweep in that order. Finally, the 400 Free Relay team of Sam Reynolds, Brendan Keller, Garrett Lipic and Nick Alexander shattered their own school record and qualified for the State meet with a time of 3:28.61. The Griffins face Saturday's first place team, John Burroughs, tomorrow at Burroughs at 4pm and then Kirkwood on Thursday at 4pm at Meramec Comm. College pool.
All those interested in lacrosse in the spring: There will be a brief meeting at 2:55 after school today in ROOM 108 regarding off season opportunities and team gear orders. If you have questions, please see Coach Stein.
Anyone who missed Friday's meeting about purchasing Nike shoes or Nike Vianney basketball gear and is interested in doing so should stop by room 303 today. The website store is up and running for the next 10 days.