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MGACRibbonCutting New Athletic Director Takes the Helm . Read more here
 
MGACRibbonCutting All-State Careers Take Senior Runners To The Next Level: Marquette's Golden Eagles. Read more here
   
MGACRibbonCutting Namesake On Hand to Rededicate Academic Commons. Read more here
   
MarathonMan Querbes Scholars Work Behind the Scenes at Oshkosh Air Show. Read more here
   
MarathonMan Incoming Freshmen Ahead of the Learning Curve in iPad Training. Read more here
   
MarathonMan Viatorians to gather for Viatorian Youth Congress 2014 in Las Vegas. Read more here
   
MarathonMan Marathon Man: Fr. Dan Hall, CSV. Read more here
   
ServiceandSong Service & Song Camp Returns for Second Year, Draws Sold-Out Crowd. Read more here
   
FMSC Feeding the Hungry Unites Alumni from Saint Viator and Loyola Academy in First Annual Food Fight. Read more here
   
Film Competition Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, Celebrates Milestone with Viatorian Community. Read more here
   
Film Competition Saint Viator Alumni Square Off Against Loyola Ramblers in First Annual Alumni Food Fight. Read more here
   
Film Competition New Athletic Director Takes the Helm. Read more here
   
Film Competition All-State Careers Take Senior Runners To The Next Level: Marquette's Golden Eagles. Read more here
   
Film Competition Namesake On Hand to Rededicate Academic Commons. Read more here
   
Film Competition Saint Viator Jazz Band Opens Arlington Heights' Summer Concert Series. Read more here
   
Film Competition Saint Viator High School Class of 2014: Graduation Day. See photos here
   
Film Competition Newest Book Written by Saint Viator Students: The Wisdom of Our Elders. Read more here
   
Film Competition Pat Mahoney Retires from Saint Viator High School. Read more here
   
Film Competition Class of 2014 Receives Record-Breaking Scholarship Amounts. Read more here
   
Film Competition International Students Contributing to Diversity at Saint Viator. Read more here
   
Film Competition JTwo Seniors Named to Daily Herald's All Academic Team. Read more here
   
Film Competition Valedictorian and Salutatorian announced for the Class of 2014. Read more here
   
Film Competition Choral students to help premiere a major work in New York’s Lincoln Center. Read more here
   
Film Competition Ore Arogundade nominated to play in McDonald's All American Games. Read more here
   
Film Competition Family Service Day turns out to be a ball. Read more here
   
Film Competition Varsity Baseball Honors Longtime Volunteers. Read more here
   
Film Competition Saint Viator Honors One of its Own at Night of the Lion Gala. Read more here
   
Film Competition Senior Querbes Scholars Take Last Trip. Read more here
   
Film Competition Junior Earns Berth to National Film Competition. Read more here
   
Crest Thanks to those who participated in our 5th Annual Run with the Pride 5K Run/Walk. Results can be read here
   
Viator Voice Read the March issue of the Viator Voice
   
Lacrosse Saint Viator Lacrosse Team Inducts 8-Year Old Cancer Survivor During Halftime of First Home Game at Forest View. Read more here
   
Ryan's Story Ryan’s Story of Anti-Bullying. Read more here
   
Crest The Arts in Concert. Read more here
   
Business Forum logo Business Forum and Justice League partner to bring jobs to unemployed. Read more here
   
Math Team Math Team Headed to State Finals. Read more here
   
Crest Dig Deep this Lenten Season. Read more here
   
Ore Arogundade Senior Point Guard Shatters All the Records. Read more here
   
Visiting Marquette A visit to alumni at Marquette University. Read more here
   
Crest Fine Arts Week Coming to Saint Viator High School. Read more here
   
Viator Voice Read the February issue of the Viator Voice
   
Viator Athletes Saint Viator Soccer Players Headed to Division I Programs. Read more here
   
State of the Art Award Saint Viator Band Brings Home the Hardware. Read more here
   
Fine Arts Exciting changes coming to Visual Arts courses. Read more here
   
Jack Halpin ESCC names long time Saint Viator Golf Coach Jack Halpin to their Hall of Fame. Read more here
   
State of the Art State of the Art Catholic Band Competition returns to Saint Viator High School. Read more here
   
Distinguished Alumni Latest Distinguished Alumni Inducted. Read more here
   
Bowling Family Service Day Returns March 8: Partner with Clearbrook Clients and Go Bowling Together. Read more here
   
Footloose Saint Viator's annual musical, Footloose, opens this Friday. Read more here
   
Paul Lewis Senior Class President, Paul Lewis, admitted to Harvard. Read more here
   
Marching Bowl Band alumni play at the bowl games. Read more here
   
Caroling Choir members have taken their show on the road this month, spreading Christmas cheer. Read more here
   
Good Samaritan December's Good Samaritan
Since freshman year, senior Alicia Leja has raised money to provide drinking water to people in developing nations. Last summer she visited a project she has supported in Guatemala.
   
Winter Arts Fine Arts Shine at Saint Viator’s Winter Festival. Read more here
   
Herald Seniors Two Seniors Honored by Daily Herald. Read more here
   
Cookies Cookie Moms Launch New Tradition. Read more here
   
Shedd Environmental Science Students Experience Digital Learning at the Shedd Aquarium. Read more here
   
Wolves Viator Voice Sports Editors Dare to Enter the Wolves’ Den. Read more here
   
Award Congratulations to our 2013 Fall Special Award Winners. Read more here
   
Saint Viator Students Among Thousands at National Catholic Youth Conference. Read more here
   
State Scholars Nearly 25 percent of the senior class was named Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission for their outstanding academic achievement. Read more here
   
Open House Saint Viator Open Houses Draw Big Response from Area Families. Read more here
   
Choral Two Saint Viator Seniors Win the High School Heisman Award. Read more here
   
Bridges Retreat This year’s version of the Bridges Retreat took place at Villa Desiderata in Woodstock, and drew teens from Saint Viator High School and Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in Waukegan.
   
Cleary Senior Mary Cleary was named Athlete of the Month by readers of the Chicago Tribune’s TribLocal suburban edition. Read more here
   
Choral Three Choral Students Advance to Honors District Festival. Read more here
   
Signing Three Saint Viator athletes sign letters of intent early
   
Award Saint Viator announces Distinguished Alumni recipients
   
News Read the November issue of the Viator Voice
   
Ring See photos from the Junior Ring ceremony
   
Martin Nick Martin, new band director, believes in 'fun through excellence'
   
Feast Day Happy Saint Viator Feast Day
   
Brianna Saint Viator senior named Overall Champion at Northern Illinois Show Jumping Competition
   
Rosary What's old is new again: Eucharistic Adoration and praying the rosary
   
Football Watch the Saint Viator football team express its competitive spirit through dance
   
FMSC Family Service Day update: 222 people packed 89,424 meals
   
Scholars Five students earn National Merit honors
   
Querbes The Querbes Scholars program, started in 2010, now includes all four classes; read about their trip to Chicago
   
SHM 50th Sacred Heart's 50th Jubilee brings back memories of sock hops, the cafeteria jukebox, and sunbathing in the courtyard
   
Family Service Family Service Day slots for October 5 are half filled
   
Fashion Saint Viator hosts 21st annual Fashion Show with the help of 150 students
   
9/11 Saint Viator marks 9/11 with reverence and new perspectives
   
Alicia Leja Senior Alicia Leja makes direct impact on families in Guatemala
   
Freshmen Class of 2017 starts year out right: at Mass
   
NationalHonorSociety Saint Viator opens year with record high ACT scores
   
Class of 2013 reflects at send-off Mass and barbecue
   
Viatorian Youth Congress shapes leaders
   
Alumni Memorial Chapel returns to its roots with renovation
   
Students and parents excel at iPad orientation
   
Service Summer means service for Saint Viator teens who traveled to Traverse City, Mich.
   
Service New Service & Song summer camp draws nearly 90 students
   
Lion Saint Viator's 2013 Asbestos Management Plan
   
Creel Saint Viator grad starts boot camp at West Point
   
Vet Mentoring Senior Chris Meehan gets a jump start on veterinary career with mentoring program
   
Million Dollar Classic Read about the Million Dollar Classic's three-time winner
   
Relay Saint Viator students turn out in force for Relay for Life
   
Jack Lakowske Viator Voice draws state and national attention
Staff members receive individual recognition, too
   
Viatorians Two faculty members join leadership of the Viatorian community
   
Brennan Harrington Lion's Pride
Congratulations to Brennan Harrington, Signora Mirella Rullo, and the Spring Arts Festival winners
   
Newspaper Saint Viator Jazz Band opens Arlington Heights' Summer Concert Series
   
Newspaper Check out the epic Class of '13 Senior Issue of the Viator Voice
   
Nate Brown Saint Viator junior Nate Brown is spending four weeks at the Boeing Scholars Academy this summer
   
Workshop Workshop gives Saint Viator students a jump start on college essays
   
Awards Who won the faculty and staff awards? Who's been at the school for 30 years? Click here
   
Brett Kay Brett Kay, Class of '09, is drafted by the San Francisco Giants
   
Award Seniors win Erdmann Award and Christopher Cup
Emma Hogaboom and Kevin Schreiber recognized for their spirit and their service
   
More than 20 Saint Viator seniors committed to college athletics
Lacrosse, football, baseball, soccer players and more will play on
   
Roar Support young artists and writers: Purchase latest edition of ROAR
   
Graduation Take a look at the Daily Herald's photo gallery of Saint Viator's Graduation Day 2013
   
Book Unveiling Students interview local Vietnam veterans for history book
'Welcome Home: Arlington Heights' Vietnam Veterans' can be bought at Peoples' Bank
   
Valedictorian Saint Viator names its Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Both are active in theater, service, cocurriculars and rigorous academics
   
Spring Arts Spring Arts Festival ends on a powerful note
‘One Day More’ was a thrilling end to Sunday’s showcase for bands, singers, Orchesis and more
   
Lions Pride Operation Hidden Angel
Ceramics II students put their art out into the world -- and hear back from art lovers everywhere from the Rocky Mountains to Cary
   
Lions Pride Bicycles at breakfast time
Latest senior prank: getting to school the hard way
   
Good Samaritan April's Good Samaritan
Senior Phillip Jacobs marks each Easter and Thanksgiving with a different kind of a celebration: He works at the food pantry at St. Anne's.
   
Lions Pride Lion's Pride
Congratulations to Hanna Winter '13, Darryl Crady '15, Angelina Manola '13 and Emmett Cleary '08
   
Chamber Singers Chamber Singers hit the recording studio
Director Kristina Sandrock took the seniors to Elmhurst College to record "Home" and "Fix You"
   
NOL Nearly 400 gathered to honor Fr. Egan at Night of the Lion gala
Click for details about his achievements, a surprise trip to France, and pictures
   
Volo Bog Grab the hip waders and rain gear: students explore Volo Bog
Mrs. Vicky Giusti's Environmental Science class left their textbooks behind to see the real thing
   
Winter MVP's Saint Viator's Winter Athletic Award Winners
   
Crest Viator Voice - March edition
   
Opera Saint Viator students make first trip to China
Teacher Amy Zhang led a group from her Mandarin Chinese class to see the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and more
   
Opera Querbes Scholars at the opera
The student organization took in the season opener at Lyric Opera House, "La Boheme"
   
Lion's Pride Lion's Pride
Some of Saint Viator's most notable students include an Eagle Scout, the girls' hockey Forward of the Year, and a newly appointed West Point cadet
   
Choral From Bob Dylan to Disney, Choral Showcase delivers
Under the direction of Kristina Sandrock, students prove their talents and eclecticism
   
Coliseum Pope Francis among the sights for Saint Viator students' trip to Italy
They had seats in St. Peter's Square for the new pope's Palm Sunday Mass
   
Habitat Students volunteer for Habitat for Humanity in Tutwiler, Mississippi
Betsy Fons and JoAnne Francis lead the group in hanging drywall for a three-bedroom home
   
Newspaper SENIOR PARENTS! Tell your graduate-to-be how you feel
The Viator Voice is putting its senior issue together, and still has room for customized ads. Click here to buy.
   
Jeopardy From Scholastic Bowl to Jeopardy!
2010 Saint Viator graduate will compete on the College Championship, with episodes airing May 4.
   
Lion's Pride Lion's Pride
Students win Sheriff's Awards, Scholastic Bowl distinctions, and the rank of Eagle Scout
   
Egg Hunt 3,200 Easter eggs hunted at the Spring Carnival
Student council members organized the 11th annual event, which drew more than 200 families
   
Spring Break Students have exotic spring break plans
School groups will travel to China, Italy, Florida, Mississippi -- and an audience with the new pope
   
NHS More than 100 Saint Viator students inducted into National Honor Society
They are recognized for their character, scholarship, leadership and service
   
Run With Pride Spanish teacher paces crowd at 4th annual Run With the Pride
John Fuja led the pack of 240 participants
   
Brost Egan Saint Viator names its next president
This summer, Fr. Corey Brost, C.S.V., takes over from Fr. Mick Egan, C.S.V.
   
PET ART Fine Arts Week goes to the dogs
This year's theme, PET ART, produced some extremely abstract masterpieces
   
Polar Plunge Water polo teams take a Polar Plunge
Students brave icy waters to raise money for the Special Olympics
   
Rocket From rocket designing to astronaut training
Senior Daniel McGarry wins scholarship to space camp
   
State Heart Crest Sacred Heart Mass launches 50th anniversary year
More than 100 alumnae attended, from the Class of '65 to the Class of '87
   
Brost for Egan Math team headed downstate for fourth consecutive year
Regional competition proved that they have the formula for success
   
Scheller 3 point Sharp-shooting senior finishes fourth in the state's 3-point contest
Hannah Scheller made school history as the first Lady Lion to qualify
   
Dinosaur A fearsome field trip
The environmental sciences classes visited the Field Museum with a focus on biodiversity
   
Band Saint Viator hosted State of the Art band competition, took second
Among our other distinctions: "Best Brass"
   
Yi student art Kristen Yi's art will be part of new Arlington Heights library center
The junior won the library's "Design Out Loud" contest with her mixed-media "Rooted in Knowledge," which will be incorporated into the design of the new teen center.
   
Lion's pride Lions's pride
Among those who have distinguished themselves: singers, historians, Italian-Americans and the Scholastic Bowl team.
   
Scholarship Scholarship luncheon brings donors and recipients together
About 50 invitees had the chance to put faces with names
   
State Art Saint Viator hosts prestigious State of the Art Catholic Band Competition on Feb. 16
Our band will be going up against Notre Dame, Fenwick, St. Paktrick's, Marion Catholic and more.
   
National Merit Five Saint Viator seniors named National Merit Finalists
Jennifer Joyce, Kara Mlynski, Caroline Young, Clare Koehler and Tyler Sammons are closer to a wealth of scholarships.
   
Family Service Family Service Day responds to world hunger
240 parents, students and future Lions worked at Feed My Starving Children, ensuring that 186 Haitian children will eat well for a year.
   
Athlete Signing Six student athletes headline National Signing Day
Saint Viator's finest have committed to playing sports on the East Coast, in Texas, and closer to home.
   
Andrea Renner Freshman Andrea Renner named to Girls' All-State Hockey Team
She plays for the club team Barrington Fillies, and is ranked second in the league for her offensive output.
   
Payton Toy Drive We're No. 1 . . . at collecting toys
It's a three-peat! Saint Viator has come in first among schools collecting gifts for the Walter Payton Toy Drive for the third straight year.
   
Viator Dance Lionettes compete at first IHSA state championships
Their lyrical dance routine places 12th against hip-hop, jazz and traditional poms routines.
   
Beauty & the Beast Be Our Guest
Tickets are on sale for Saint Viator's "Beauty and the Beast," a production with two casts of 100 students each, a live orchestra, an army of volunteers, and a talking candlestick.
   
Fr Alain An international delegation of Viatorians will say Mass on Tuesday
The provincials and council members are from Rome, Haiti, France, Spain, Canada and Chile. Their Extraordinary General Council meeting coincided with Catholic Schools Week.
   
Viator Vintage Vintage Viator
Can you identify the young men in this photo, and/or what they may be doing?
   
Lion's pride Lions's pride
Senior Emma Hogaboom earns the "Young Champion" award, teacher Kevin Hogendorp reaches the highest level of board certification, and more.
   
Two seniors Two seniors honored by the Daily Herald
Emma Hogaboom's newly formed peace initiative and Kevin Schreiber's work to promote heart-disease testing earned them honorable mentions for the paper's highly selective Leadership Team.
   
Season of Sharing Season of Sharing sparks holiday giving
This year, campus ministry provided gifts for 71 families, and $2,105 in gift cards for others in need.
   
Taize Candles Students trek to the Province Center for Taize prayer service
'I hope it becomes a tradition for our school,' said Mr. John Paulik, who organized it.
   
Christmas Saint Viator music ambassadors celebrate with Wheeling seniors
The Tri-M Music Honor Society visited the Addolorata Villa retirement community.
   
Choir Singers The holidays are busy season for Saint Viator's choral members
Gigs included Rolling Green Country Club, Deer Park Town Center, St. Raymond's school, and more.
   
Chicago Wolves Journalism students venture into the Wolves's den
At the Chicago Wolves' Future Journalist Media Day, members of the Viator Voice met with players, as well as reporters from the Chicago Tribune and CBS-TV.
   
Perham 65 years Scholastic Bowl brings home the hardware
The varsity team starts the season with a first-place tournament trophy.
   
Perham 65 years Fr. Arnie Perham celebrates 65 years of religious life
And 46 of those years were spent teaching math at Saint Viator, making him the Math Team's secret weapon.
   
25 or 6 to 4 Tribute band enlivens Saint Viator auditorium with benefit concert
Dennis Tufano, original lead singer of the Buckinghams, and Danny Seraphine, original drummer of the band Chicago, helped raise money for fine arts and tuition assistance.
   
Winter Arts Winter Arts Festival celebrates Christmas early
Saint Viator's students contribute art, dance and music for the annual event -- and admission is free.
   
Modern Lang Honors Congratulations to the modern languages honors students
The Spanish Honor Society, French Honor Society, Italian Honor Society and Chinese Honor Society recognize the students who excel.
   
Viator Heisman Saint Viator seniors win Heisman trophy
Well, the Wendy's version of it anyway. Kevin Hammarlund and Caroline Young were named standout student athletes by the restaurant chain.
   
Medill Pennant Viator Voice Staff Visits Northwestern's Medill
High School Journalism Day featured seminars, a keynote speech from the author of 'There Are No Children Here,' and a tour from NU graduate Mr. Paolelli.
   
Bridges Retreat Saint Viator builds 'Bridges' with Waukegan school
Students attended a two-day retreat with students from Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep to discuss issues and build bridges.
   
ROAR literacy ROAR magazine promotes literacy in Chicago
Saint Viator students filled 12 boxes and five bags with donated books, CDs and DVDs for the nonprofit organization Open Books.
   
TriM New Tri-M Music Honor Society Inducts Charter Members
Twenty-eight seniors were recognized for their scholarship, character, leadership and service.
   
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Lion's Pride
A senior earns Eagle Scout rank, the girls' cross country team boasts two All-Staters, and Coach Mike Taylor took his eighth trip to state.

   
November Good Samaritan Good Samaritan of the Month
Three seniors organized an ACT tutoring program with North Chicago High School.
   
Danny Seraphine Original Chicago Drummer Headlines Dec. 1 Concert with Tribute Band
Tickets are available now for "The Chicago Experience."
   
Viator Voice November issue
   
Pumpkins Perfecting the Art of the Pumpkin Pays Off
Saint Viator's National Art Honor Society wins $500 at Randhurst's carving contest.
   
Fun Fest Students emphasize Halloween flair over scare
At the yearly Fun Fest, hundreds were treated to Saint Viator's best hospitality.
   
Pumpkin Art Students Carve for Cash
ou can vote for a great pumpkin at Randhurst Saturday and help win $1,000.
   
DistinguishedAlums 'Distinguished Alumni' tell of inspiration (and detention)
Jim Fruchterman '76 and Dr. Mildred Olivier '78 had some advice for student leaders.
   
Marathon Cross Country Team Works the Chicago Marathon
The boys' team volunteered for Team SALUTE, which aids military families.
   
Miracle Worker Saint Viator Presents . . . 'The Miracle Worker'
The inspiring story of Helen Keller is also a celebration of teachers.
   
Gall Award Senior Named Outstanding Participant in National Achievement Program
Miranda Gall was chosen from a pool of 160,000 black students for the honor.
   
Choral Saint Viator Students Named to November Honors Choral Festival
A daylong rehearsal clinic could lead to a chance at the Illinois Music Education Conference.
   
Swim for a Cure Students Vote for a Timeless Homecoming King and Queen
With a retro theme for Homecoming Week festivities, the newly crowned royalty took a spin around the gym in vintage style.
   
Swim for a Cure Lady Lions Volley -- and Swim -- for a Cure
Saint Viator fights breast cancer with pink hair for volleyball head coach Charlie Curtin and custom caps for the swim team.
   
Fashion Show Fashion Show Infected With Friday Night Fever
The jazz band, Orchesis and more than 150 student models will be participating in the first Fashion Show scheduled at night.
   
Family Service Day First Family Service Day an Overwhelming Success
Saint Viator volunteers prepared 71,000 meals for the Feed My Starving Children plant in Schaumburg. The food is destined for Swaziland and Haiti.
   
Ryder Cup Finals
Saint Viator Golfer Earns Berth to Ryder Cup Youth Finals
One day before Team USA takes the course for the 39th annual Ryder Cup, Saint Viator junior Dana Gattone will take her shots at the historic Medinah Country Club first.
   
National Merit
Five Saint Viator Students Named National Merit Semi-Finalists
Based on their preliminary SAT scores taken in 2011, seniors Jennifer Joyce, Kara Mlynski, Caroline Young, Clare Koehler and Tyler Sammons were named National Merit semi-finalists.
   
Hispanic Honors
Two Seniors Named National Hispanic Scholars
Saint Viator seniors Jackie Cruz of Palatine and Caroline Young of Arlington Heights were named National Hispanic Scholars this month by the College Board based on their PSAT test results.
   
Scanlan Center Opening
Saint Viator’s Scanlan Center Re-Opens to Rave Reviews
Nearly 20 years after staffing a resource center for students with diagnosed learning differences, Saint Viator officials unveiled a whole new look for its Scott R. Scanlan Learning Center last weekend.
   
September fest
Alumnus Returns Home to Headline Saint Viator’s Inaugural September Fest
As Saint Viator prepares for September Fest on Saturday, Sept. 8, for the headlining band Mike & Joe, this is a homecoming as one is a graduate of Saint Viator.
   
Record ACT Scores
Saint Viator Opens New Year With Record ACT and AP Scores
Students began the new year riding a wave of good news: new renovations completed over the summer and college testing scores reaching all-time highs.
   
Viatorian Youth Congress
Viatorian Youth Congress Draws Teens from Across the Country
The third annual Viatorian Youth Congress paired teens from Saint Viator, with their counterparts from Waukegan, Bourbonnais and Kankakee in Illinois, as well as Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada.
   
Million Dollar Classic
Saint Viator Golf Outing Finishes What it Started
Two years after raising funds to hire the school’s first full-time strength and conditioning coach, guests at Saint Viator’s Million Dollar Golf Classic are seeing the creation of the strength and conditioning program through to completion.
   
Relay for Life
Saint Viator Students Retain Title as Largest Relay for Life Team
With a team of 65 students and five chaperones, Saint Viator's team was the largest team to participate in the all-night fundraiser.
   
Freshman Barbeque
Incoming Freshmen Get First Assignment: Get to Know New Classmates
School may be out for the summer, but that did not stop incoming freshmen at Saint Viator from gathering at their new school earlier this month.
   
Saint Viator Jazz Band
Saint Viator Jazz Band Open Arlington Heights Concert Series
Saint Viator jazz band members returned to their roots when they opened the Sounds of Summer series in downtown Arlington Heights.
   
Jason Ziolkowski
Saint Viator Student Wins Entrepreneurship Contest
Sophomore Jason Ziolkowski credits his Polish immigrant parents with planting the seed for his innovative startup company, Crochet America. His sales pitch recently earned him seed money to grow his business.
   
Graduation
Class of 2012 Graduates from Saint Viator High School
On Sunday, Katherine Petrovich and her classmates bid farewell to Saint Viator.
   
Mercy Home
Saint Viator Students Deliver on their Commitment to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
Three current students and the Campus Ministry department traveled to Chicago's West Loop to deliver the money raised through this year's Lenten Campaign.
   
School Crest
Faculty iPads Ramp up Technology in Saint Viator Classrooms
School is almost out, but many faculty members have their work cut out for them --- boning up on iPad technology and its many applications.
   
Christina Jost
New Head Girls' Basketball Coach Looking to Push Team to the Next Level
As the school year winds down, officials at Saint Viator announced a new addition to the girls’ basketball program: Christina Jost, head coach at Northern New Mexico College.
   
Graduation
Lifelong Classmates Push Themselves to the Top of the Class
Seniors Katherine Petrovich and Kim Romano have attended school together since kindergarten, and they have pushed each other academically every step of the way.
   
The Boler Family
Saint Viator Honors Donors Whose Gifts Make Lasting Impact
The stately Palmer House in downtown Chicago provided an elegant backdrop for the annual Night of the Lion gala.
   
School Crest
Saint Viator is Accepting Applications for Distinguished Alumni Awards
The Distinguished Alumni Awards will honor alumni of Saint Viator and Sacred Heart who have accomplished significant and extraordinary achievements.
   
Construction
Construction Begins at Saint Viator High School
The fences are up and a hard hat area has been designated on the west end of Saint Viator High School.
   
Chateau Chambord
Saint Viator Students Immersed in Culture Over Spring Break
An eight-day trip to France and a 10-day trip to Spain brought the study of a modern world language from the classroom to the European cities themselves.
   
Basketball Coach Mike Howland
First-Year Head Coach at Saint Viator Honored by his Peers
After only his first year at the helm of the boys’ basketball program, Coach Mike Howland showed that he was the right man for the job—and his peers agree.
   
Solo & Ensemble Contest
Saint Viator Choral Students Score Top Ratings at Solo & Ensemble Contest
Two students earned perfect scores, while another 15 earned Division I ratings earlier this month at the Northshore Solo & Ensemble Contest at Northwestern University.
   
Night of the Lion
Saint Viator’s Annual Fundraiser to be Held at Historic Chicago Venue
After the rousing success of Saint Viator’s 50th Anniversary Night of the Lion Gala, which drew more than 900 people and took place at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier last April, this year’s event returns to another historic city venue.
   
Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunt Ushers in Spring at Saint Viator
Area children came by the hundreds, with a skip in their step and baskets in their hands.
   
Nina Byskosh
Saint Viator Sophomore Chosen for STEM Immersion Trip
Nina Byskosh was selected this month as one of 22 outstanding sophomore science students from the Chicago area to attend a STEM field trip.
   
Robert Schmidt
Blackhawks Alumni Honor Saint Viator Coach and Goalie
The annual Blackhawks Alumni luncheon turned out to be a successful one for the Saint Viator varsity hockey team.
   
5K Run/Walk
More Than 400 Runners Hit the Streets for Mercy Home
For the third straight year, Saint Viator’s Run with the Pride drew hundreds of participants who hit the ground running --- or walking.
   
Bloomin Boutiques
Annual Floral Show Features Chicago Flower & Garden Show Designer
Daniel Stober, creative director of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, headlines Saint Viator’s “Bloomin’ Boutiques” floral show as its commentator.
   
Orchesis Show
Jazz, Hip Hop and Swing Drive Saint Viator’s Orchesis Show
With 22 girls in the club and 19 original dances --- all choreographed by students --- it adds up to an entertaining show, packed with energy and creativity.
   
Concert Band
Saint Viator takes Second at State of the Art Catholic Band Competition
For the first time, the State of the Art Catholic Band Competition came to the Northwest suburbs, and Saint Viator’s Symphonic Band made it worth the trip.
   
Joe Majkowski
Saint Viator Fans Pay Tribute to Former Head Basketball Coach Joe Majkowski
A standing ovation greeted Joe Majkowski Tuesday night when Saint Viator High School officials formally honored him in advance of his Hall of Fame induction.
   
Alumni Night
SHM Sisters Headline Alumni Night at the Musical
Alumni night at the musical took on new meaning this year when Sr. Mary Alice (Quentin) Young RSHM and Sr. Gabrielle (Della Merci) Corbally RSHM returned for the festivities.
   
Symphonic Band
Saint Viator Hosts State of the Art Catholic Band Competition
Nearly 1,000 students representing 20 Catholic high school bands will converge on Saint Viator for the 32nd annual State of the Art Catholic Band Competition.
   
School Crest
Three Saint Viator Students Names National Merit Finalists
Seniors Thomas Aichele, Joseph Ferrante and John Trimberger are among the highest achieving students in the nation.
   
Cheerleading
Saint Viator Cheerleaders Win State Championship
After working since last summer on their tumbling and stunting abilities, the Saint Viator cheerleaders finally did it: they won the state championship.
   
National Signing Day
Saint Viator Showcases National Signing Day Athletes
A pair of Saint Viator seniors will find themselves playing college athletics just a few miles apart this fall.
   
Bishop George Rassas
Bishop George Rassas Headlines Catholic Schools Week at Saint Viator
Faith, academics and service. Bishop George Rassas pointed to those pillars as he launched Catholic Schools Week at Saint Viator High School.
   
School Crest
The Daily Herald recognizes two Saint Viator Seniors
A pair of Saint Viator seniors joined an elite group this month when they were named to the Daily Herald Leadership Team.
   
The Sound of Music
The Halls are Alive with “The Sound of Music” at Saint Viator
After 45 years, the theater department knows what it takes to mount a successful musical: lots of energy from its students and attention to detail.
   
Maddy Kelly
Saint Viator Soprano Earns All-State Appearance
Maddy Kelly, a junior from Arlington Heights, will take her place next week in the all-state chorus at the Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria.
   
Brandon New
Expectations Run High as Saint Viator High School Announces New Football Coach
After an exhaustive search, officials at Saint Viator have named Brandon New, former head football coach from Driscoll Catholic High School, its new head football coach.
   
Hockey Team
Varsity Hockey Wins 18th Annual Blackhawk Charities Holiday Tournament
After winning six games over four days, the Lions are champions of the prestigious Blackhawk Charities Holiday Hockey Classic for the first time in school history.
   
Bridges Retreat
Saint Viator Students Find Solidarity with Waukegan Teens
Students from Saint Viator and St. Martin de Porres high schools found they have more in common than their Viatorian teachers.
   
Chamber Singers
Chamber Singers Set the Holiday Mood for Deer Park Shoppers
A favorite holiday tradition continued late December for shoppers at Deer Park Towne Center shopping center. read more
   
Heart of Gold
Saint Viator Student and Teachers Named Hearts of Gold Winners
Junior Kevin Schreiber finds himself among this year’s Hearts of Gold winners, announced recently by the Arlington Heights Special Events Commission. more info
   
Under the Streetlamp
Recent Stars of “Jersey Boys” Make Saint Viator Sing
A dentist from Chicago’s south suburbs found himself front and center, sharing the stage with recent stars of “Jersey Boys.” more info
   
Joe Majkowski
Longtime Coach to be Inducted into the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame
Joe Majkowski hung up his whistle last spring after 24 years as head basketball coach. But admiration from his coaching colleagues continues to pour in. more info
   
Student Presentation
Recent Cast Members of “Jersey Boys” Meet with Saint Viator Students
Persistence, and just plain showing up. That was the advice from recent cast members of “Jersey Boys” to Saint Viator fine arts students. more info
   
Food Pantry
Saint Viator Students Act Quickly to Fill Pantry Shelves
Students were eager to respond to needy food pantry shelves, once they had a grocery bag in their hands. more info
 
Fashion Show
Models Surf the Runway at Viator Five-O Fashion Show
Timed near the end of Saint Viator’s 50th anniversary year, the event drew hundreds of parents and nearly 200 models. more info
 
Korean War Forum
Students Pick Up Where They Left Off: Dialoging with Korean War Veterans
Veterans’ Day extended into last week when AP history students from Saint Viator shared a panel discussion with Korean War veterans. more info
 
Boys Cross Country
Boys’ Cross Country to Make Historic Trip to State
The boys cross country team will make its first appearance at the IHSA State meet this Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria. more info
 
St Viator Day Mass
Saint Viator Honors Patron during Historic 50th Year
Fifty years after the Clerics of St. Viator opened Saint Viator High School, faculty, religious and students paused to honor their patron, St. Viator. more info
   
Halloween Fun Fair
Saint Viator Treats Little Ghosts and Goblins
Halloween started early for 160 youngsters who attended the Halloween Fun Fair on Wednesday thrown by student council members. more info
   
National Merit Breakfast
Breakfast Honors National Merit Standouts
On Tuesday, the administration recognized all the National Merit honorees for their incredible achievements at a special breakfast. more info
   
Coach Chris Kirkpatrick
Veteran Football Coach to Leave Saint Viator
Last Saturday’s football game marked the last time head coach Chris Kirkpatrick would take the field at the helm of Saint Viator's football team. more info
   
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Goes Psychedelic
One of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays comes to life this month when Saint Viator students star in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” more info
   
Homecoming 2011
Football Lineman and Soccer Captain Crowned Homecoming Royalty
Excitement was in the air Friday as the homecoming king and queen were announced at Saint Viator High School. more info
   
Klinkenberg
Saint Viator Student Named National Achievement Semi-Finalist
William Klinkenberg was named a semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in its National Achievement Scholarship Program. more info
   
Youth Rally
Youth Rally Draws Hundreds to Saint Viator
The area’s first Catholic youth rally sounded more like a mass football drill than a faith outreach, with young people slapping their knees in unison. more info
   
Speaker Series
Saint Viator Speakers Urge Parents to Model Service
Those in the audience at Saint Viator’s 50th anniversary Speaker Series will never look at their feet in the same way again. more info
   
Crest
Three Saint Viator Students Named National Merit Semi-Finalists
Seniors Thomas Aichele, Joseph Ferrante and John Trimberger were named National Merit Semi-Finalists based on their preliminary SAT scores taken in 2010. more info
   
Monsignor Kenneth Velo Former Assistant to Cardinal Bernardin Headlines Saint Viator Speaker Series
Monsignor Kenneth Velo will deliver the keynote address when Saint Viator host the final installment of the Shaping the Future Speaker Series. read more
   
Kevin Schreiber Saint Viator Takes Proactive Approach to Detecting Heart Defects
On Sept. 21, Saint Viator will make electrocardiograms (EKGs) available to all students as part of their proactive stance on detecting undiagnosed heart ailments. more info
   
Will and Mary Beth Beiersdorf
SALUTE, Inc. Founders Join Saint Viator's Speaker Series
Will and Mary Beth Beiersdorf, current parents and founders of SALUTE, Inc., will share their story of empowerment through service. read more
   
Crest
Saint Viator Students Average 25.7 on ACT
Members of the Class of 2011 scored an average of 25.7 on the ACT college entrance exam --- nearly five points higher than the state (20.9). read more
   
Crest
Saint Viator Reports Record Number of AP Scholars
This year, 78 students earned the distinction of being named an AP Scholar for their exceptional achievement on AP exams taken last spring. read more
   
Korean War Book
Interviewing Korean War Vets Allows Saint Viator Students to ‘Touch’ History
Saint Viator students become published authors, as the book they compiled of Korean War veteran interviews goes on sale. read more
   
Belize Band
Saint Viator Instrument Collection Creates Beautiful Music in Belize
Instruments collected last winter finally found a home. read more
   
Million Dollar Classic
Saint Viator Supporters Go the Distance With Golf Team Members
At the Million Dollar Classic Golf outing last week --- an outing that raises money for Saint Viator athletic programs --- golfers got a real bang for their buck. read more
   
Relay for Life
Saint Viator Students Rally for Relay for Life
Saint Viator’s Relay for Life team was one of the largest, taking over the entire north end zone with 87 students and adult volunteers. read more
   
Lacrosse
Saint Viator Lacrosse Coach Nets Prestigious State Honor
Saint Viator Lacrosse Coach Bill Sanford earned “Coach of the Year” honors by the Illinois High School Lacrosse Association. read more
   
Howland
Saint Viator Announces New Boys Head Basketball Coach
After an exhaustive search, Saint Viator officials announced that Mike Howland '98 will take over as head basketball coach. read more
   
Graduation
Saint Viator Graduation is One for the Record Book
The largest graduating class in recent memory matriculated on Sunday at Saint Viator , as 286 students received their diplomas. read more
   
Graduation
Saint Viator Senior Earns School’s Most Prestigious Awards
For only the third time in Saint Viator’s history, one graduating senior earned both of the school’s most prestigious awards. read more
   
Valedictorian
Valedictorian and Salutatorians Have More Than Book Smarts
Saint Viator's valedictorian, Anthony Pensa, salutatorians, Robert Moynihan and Gregory Perkowski, bring more to the role than academic excellence. read more
   
Willer
Speaker Series at Saint Viator Featured Former Google Exec
Kevin Willer, former head of the Chicago office for Google, headlined a panel of innovators and leaders aimed at inspiring students. read more
   
Bass Fishing
Saint Viator Anglers Earn Bid to State Bass Fishing Finals
One year after they formed a bass fishing team at Saint Viator High School, a pair of juniors now find themselves heading to the state tournament. read more
   
Night of the Lion
Clerics of St. Viator Headline Night of the Lion
Nearly 30 priests and brothers from the Clerics of St. Viator found themselves at the forefront of a black tie optional affair at Navy Pier on Saturday. read more
   
Cheerleaders
State Champion Cheerleaders Honored at Arlington Heights Board Meeting
Mayor Mulder recognized the squad as one of the most successful in the school’s history before the start of the Arlington Heights village board meeting. read more
   
Egg Hunt
Easter Bunny to Headline Saint Viator Egg Hunt
For the eighth year, members of the student council will host the spring time bash that features games, music, crafts and of course collecting candy. read more
   
Majkowski
Long-Time Basketball Coach Retires from the Game
After 24 years as the boys’ basketball head coach, Joe Majkowski has called it quits on his coaching career. read more
   
Movie
Film Made by Senior Leads National Voting
After only three days, a 10-minute film made by senior Torey Lenart and others as part of the Sprite Refreshing Film Contest leads public voting. read more
   
Kevin Willer
Former Google Exec Headlines Saint Viator Speaker Series
Kevin Willer will be the keynote speaker at Saint Viator’s second installment of its speaker series, “Awakening the Innovator in Young Men and Women.” read more
   
Band
Saint Viator Band Takes Disney Stage by Storm
Saint Viator’s symphonic band scored a rating of excellent earlier this week from an esteemed panel of university music directors as part of Festival Disney. read more
   
Opera Lyric Opera Performer Gives Students a Look at Life in the Company
James Kryshak, a tenor with the Lyric Opera, made his pitch that opera as an art form can be fun and expressive. read more
   
5K
Saint Viator Runners Hit the Streets with a Sole Purpose
Nearly 400 participants lined up for the event, including students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff. read more
   
Hockey
Saint Viator Hockey Team Edges Barrington to Win Scholastic Cup
During the second overtime, the Lions defeated Barrington High School 1-0 to win the Scholastic Cup. read more
   
Orchesis Show
Jazz, Hip Hop and Tap Drive the Saint Viator Orchesis Show
This year's show features 17 student-choreographed pieces. read more
   
Rock for Darfur
Saint Viator Brings Back “Rock for Darfur”
The third annual Rock for Darfur concert to help Ali Dinar School, serving Darfuri children in a refugee camp in Eastern Chad. read more
   
Avino
Saint Viator Senior Earns Prestigious Blackhawks Scholarship
Jack O’Callaghan of the so-called “Miracle on Ice” team that won the gold medal at the 1980 Olympics called senior Frank Avino to give him the good news. read more
   
Lenart
Saint Viator Senior Selected for Filmmaking Competition
Torey Lenart selected for the Sprite Refreshing Films contest, where a bid for a spot in the Los Angeles Film Festival in June is at stake. read more
   
Visit
Saint Viator Senior Draws Visit from U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh
A fourth hour AP Biology class drew a rather unusual visitor: U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, who came calling to recognize unsuspecting senior Hank DeTrempe. read more
   
Sgt Scott Strahammer
Army Staff Sergeant Returns to His Roots at Saint Viator
Staff Sgt. Scott Strahammer thanked students personally for their cards, gifts and care packages sent to him and his platoon over the holidays. read more
   
Signing Day
Saint Viator Showcases Four College Commitments
Four students signed letters of intent to continue playing their respective sports at NCAA Division I and II colleges. read more
   
Crest Two Saint Viator Seniors Named National Merit Finalists
Peter Cleary and Robert Moynihan were named finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Program based on their Preliminary SAT scores. read more
   
Mass
Cardinal Francis George Launches Saint Viator’s 50th Anniversary Year
Nearly 1,500 people converged on Saint Viator High School’s Cahill Gym for its historic 50th anniversary Mass celebrated by Cardinal Francis George. read more
   
train 50 Years Later, Saint Viator Students Find Camaraderie in the Commute
It’s a common sight. Every morning, a group of students dressed in their khaki slacks and polo shirts take their place on the train platform. read more
   
Majkowski Head Basketball Coach Named to the Hall of Fame
Coach Joe Majkowski — now in his 24th season as head coach — has been elected to the East Suburban Catholic Conference Hall of Fame. read more
   
girls' basketball Girls’ Basketball Team Named Chicago Sky High School Team of the Week
Officials with the Chicago Sky acknowledge the girls’ efforts on and off the court. read more
   
wrestlers Saint Viator Wrestlers Partner with Salvation Army and 103.5 KISS FM
It’s not often that wrestlers from Saint Viator find themselves getting a shout out on 103.5 KISS FM, but that’s just what happened earlier this month. read more
   
Video Chat Students Video Conference with Teens from Darfur
Saint Viator students helped to pilot a groundbreaking tool in the international effort to raise awareness about the genocide in Darfur. read more
   
Crest
Nearly 25 Percent of Saint Viator Seniors Named Illinois State Scholars
Seventy seniors --- nearly 25 percent of the class --- were named Illinois State Scholars. read more
   
Saint Viator Students Pitch in for Walter Payton Toy Drive
For the fifth consecutive year, Saint Viator students responded to the Walter Payton Toy Drive by bringing stacks of new, unwrapped toys to the holiday drive. read more
   
Winter Arts Saint Viator Wraps Up a Green Christmas
Forget wishing for a white Christmas. Saint Viator students are thinking green, as they put an eco-friendly spin on their upcoming Winter Arts Festival. read more
   
Coach Taylor Students Send Holiday Cheer to Alum Serving in Afghanistan
Students shipped off care packages to Strahammer and his platoon last week at their base in Afghanistan, where they have been stationed since July. read more
   
Coach Taylor Soccer Coach Inducted in the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches’ Hall of Fame
With an already impressive coaching career, Coach Mike Taylor added another feather to his cap.
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Fall Play Students Tackle Agatha Christie’s, “And Then There Were None”
This is the first time the school has mounted a mystery murder, and the first time they’ve staged a play in the fall. read more
   
band drive
Saint Viator Students Collect Band Instruments for Their Counterparts in Belize
Saint Viator High School band students called it their “Share the Music” drive, and it turned out to be resounding success. read more
   
fashion show
Saint Viator Fashion Show Rolls Out the Red Carpet
The 18th annual fashion show had a Hollywood look to it, with nearly 150 students parading down the red carpet. read more
   
Crest Saint Viator Swim Team Moves Mountains for Youth Mentoring Program
The girls swim team helped officials at the Greater Wheeling Area Youth Outreach move into their new location. read more
   
Crest Saint Viator Cross Country Team Works Chicago Marathon
The boys’ cross country team found a way to combine their two passions - running and service - by volunteering at this year’s Chicago Marathon. read more
   
Crest Saint Viator Stirs Up a Hogwarts’ Homecoming
Excitement was in the air as the homecoming king and queen were announced. read more
   
graduation Saint Viator Student Named National Hispanic Scholar
Eddie Zahrebelski, a Saint Viator High School senior from Hoffman Estates, was named a National Hispanic Scholar by officials with the College Board. read more
   
Cafe Rachel’s Challenge Inspires Saint Viator Students
Saint Viator students were riveted during the presentation, which wove video clips and photos of Rachel and her family with excerpts from her six diaries. read more
   
Crest National Merit Commended Scholars Announced
Fifteen seniors named Commended Students by the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. read more
   
Volley for the Cure Volley for the Cure
Saint Viator's girls' volleyball teamed up with Vernon Hills to fight breast cancer. read more
   
Richard Hutrya Saint Viator Reports Twice as Many AP Scholars
Sixty-eight students were named AP Scholars, twice the number of students compared to last year. read more
   
Fr. Van Wiel Chemistry Teacher Reaches Major Milestone
The Rev. John Van Wiel, C.S.V. celebrated 50 years as a Viatorian on Wednesday, Sept. 8. read more
   
Lisa Browne Graduate Working in Darfur Visited School
A humanitarian worker & Saint Viator alumnae stationed in one of the most dangerous regions of Darfur told students her story. read more
   
school crest Saint Viator Students Named National Merit Semi-Finalists
Seniors Peter Cleary and Robert Moynihan were named semi-finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Program. read more
   
Big Green Bus Big Green Bus
What’s big and green and environmentally conscious all over? The Big Green Bus, built by science and engineering students from Dartmouth College, that’s what. read more
   
graduation Class of 2010 Averages 25.2 on ACT
Their score is four points higher than the national average (21) and nearly five points higher than the state (20.7). read more
   
cafe It's Back to School for Saint Viator Students
They hit the books on Wednesday, Aug. 18, the first day of school. read more
   
Matt Saey Strength and Conditioning Coach
New coach will give students more effective training sessions, as well as the skills they need for lifetime fitness. read more
   
bowling Not Your Mother’s Summer School
If you think summer school means remedial classes or just catching up, think again. read more
   
Italian teacher Faculty Expand Their Horizons
Italian teacher, Mirella Rullo, returned to her native country to attend a course at Universita per Stranieri.
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alumni
Alumni Gather at Arlington Park
The second annual day at the races was nearly rained out, but the party continued inside. read more
   
scholarship winners
Two Saint Viator Graduates Win Scholarship Named for Army Pfc. Will Newgard
They were among this year's winners of a memorial scholarship set up through SALUTE, Inc. read more
   
world cup soccer
Soccer Coach Returns to His Roots at the World Cup
Mike Taylor, Zimbabwe native and head soccer coach, travels with his former players to watch this premiere tournament. read more
   
lacrosse sticks
Lacrosse News
The lacrosse program Nets NCAA Division I Recruit and High School Academic All American. read more
   
freshman bbq
Incoming Freshmen Welcomed at Saint Viator
With the school year just ending, officials have already welcomed the incoming freshmen with an informal barbecue. read more
   
jazz band
Jazz Band Returns for 10th Anniversary Series
The Jazz Band is the only high school ensemble slated to perform at concert series in Harmony Park in Arlington Heights. read more
   
Viator Voice Earns National Award
The school newspaper received a first place designation from the American Scholastic Press Association. read more
   
Saint Viator's 47th Commencement Ceremony
At graduation, Rev. Robert M. Egan, C.S.V, president, described the class as intelligent, talented and personally gifted. read more
   

Saint Viator Names Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Clare Burke was named valedictorian, while Richard Hutyra was named salutatorian. read more

   
Activists in Immigration Reform
Five students joined three Viatorians in a march in favor of immigration reform. read more
   
Evening at Charlie Trotter’s
Students invited to the Lincoln Park restaurant as part of the Charlie Trotter Culinary Education Foundation’s outreach. read mores
   
Students Medal at State Math Contest
Students brought home state medal hardware after their first trip to the state Math Contest. read more
   
Band Performs Original Composition
Saint Viator's band debuted senior Jonathan Metzinger’s full-scale work, “Escapades.” read more
   
Shocking Approach to Alcohol Awareness
School officials send a harsh reminder of the hazards of drinking and driving. read more
   

Shannon Rovers help honor School Supporters
Dan and JoAnn Murphy found themselves feted by the Shannon Rover bagpipers at the Night of the Lion fundraiser. read more

   

Students to mount Neil Simon’s “Rumors”
Theatre students break out their swankiest formal wear this weekend, in this sophisticated dinner party comedy. read more

   

Majkowski Named Coach of the Year
The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association named coach Joe Majkowski Co-Coach of the Year for District 4,Class 3A/4A. read more

   
Water Polo Goes on Training Trip
For the first time, the girls’ water polo team transformed their spring break into a working vacation with a training trip in Florida. read more
   
Softball Heads to Spring Training
The Lady Lions traveled to the Softball Diamondplex, part of the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World. read more
   
Easter Egg Hunt Draws Hundreds
More than 1,000 plastic eggs scooped up in a matter of minutes at the Egg Hunt and Carnival. read more
   

Inaugural 5K Draws 500 Participants
Those running the 3.2-mile course ranged from a 73-year old down to a 6-year old, though the majority of entries were students. read more | view slideshow

   
dance Orchesis Show: from Elvis to Prince
Orchesis will mount their show featuring a wide variety of styles from jazz and modern, to classical ballet and even swing. read more
   
Grim Reminder of Driving Dangers
“Grim reaper” day at the Saint Viator brings home point about the dangers of distracted driving. read more
   
Chicago River Student Congress
A group of seniors presented their findings on Chicago River watershed and its ability to sustain life. read more
   
Band Strikes All the Right Notes
At the 30th annual State of the Art competition, Saint Viator High School won best woodwinds. read more
   
Students Take Steps to Fill Food Pantries
Students launch their “Step Up to the Plate” Lenten campaign. read more
   

Cheerleaders Make A Statement
Saint Viator cheerleaders earned more state hardware at the Illinois Cheerleading Coaches’ Association championship competition. read more

   
Give Peace A Chance
Echoing the words of John Lennon, a team of “Peacebuilders” at Saint Viator set out to influence their classmates during “Peace Week.” read more
   
Senior Named Top Illinois Volunteer
A desire to provide eyeglasses for people in Third World countries has propelled Viator senior Janice Guzon into national prominence. read more
   
Saint Viator Students Reach Out to Their Counterparts in Haiti
Students participate in a weeklong “dress-down collection” to raise over $26,000 that will directly support the Viatorian missions in Haiti. read more
   
Leonardo Da Vinci Inspires Saint Viator Eagle Scout Project
Senior John Koehler knew he wanted to give back to his Catholic grammar school in searching for an Eagle Scout project. What he didn’t foresee was the role Renaissance inventor Leonardo Da Vinci would play. read more
   
Athletes Commit on Signing Day
It was a banner day for Saint Viator High School as eight of its elite student athletes signed letters of intent to play sports in college. read more
   
Math Teacher Scores Winning Shots
Math Teacher Matt Hynek accomplished something at a recent basketball game that hasn’t been done in three years. read more
   
Students compete in the French Cup
This week, three Viator students will travel to Rouen, France to compete in the French Cup synchronized team skating competition as part of Team USA. more info
   
1 Wizard of Oz Opens Jan. 29
The Merry Old Land of Oz and its Emerald City vividly come to life as Saint Viator mounts the classic musical, “The Wizard of Oz.” more info
   
Students Take to Slopes for Charity
More than 140 students banded together to heighten awareness for a charity focused on finding cures for serious childhood diseases read more
   
Viator Grad Pairs up for Nationals
Viator graduate Danny O’Shea makes his fourth appearance at the U.S. Figure Skating National Championships this week. read more
   
Upcoming Events Promote Safe Driving
This Friday, members of the school’s Teen Safe Driving Committee will hand out ice scrapers to the first 200 high school students, imprinted with the message: “safe driving is a scrape away.” read more
   

Entrance Exam
Saint Viator prepares for the Entrance Exam after being named among the Top 10 Chicago-area Catholic high schools in enrollment.

   

Saint Viator Students Issue Warning: Distractions, Slow Reactions
A new display case went up last week in the hallway of Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights, and it had nothing to with trophies. read story

   
Paul Rusesabagina, the former hotel manager who inspired the movie “Hotel Rwanda” when he saved the lives of more than 1,200 people during the Rwandan genocide, visited Saint Viator High School. read story
   
History repeats for soccer state champion Saint Viator
The Lions lifted the Class 2A state championship cup Saturday afternoon at North Central College in Naperville after defeating top‐rated Peoria Notre Dame 1‐0 to win the program's second state title. read more
   
Saint Viator's Annual Fashion Show Raises Money for the School
What do you get when you combine more than 150 models, backed up by jazz band and Orchesis Club performances, and fashions from nearly two dozen stores throughout the Northwest suburbs? read more
   
a Golf Team Makes History
With a runner-up finish in 2006 and two straight Class 3A titles in 2007 and 2008, the Lions were the favorites as they headed to The Den in Bloomington. read story
   
Class of '09 Scores 25.3 on ACT
School officials learned recently that the average ACT score for the Class of 2009 was 25.3, almost 5 points higher than the state average. read story
   
First National AP Scholar
Alex Grabowski of Arlington Heights earned the distinction after scoring an average of 4 or better on all the AP exams he took. Earlier, Grabowski was one of two Saint Viator students to score a perfect 36 on the ACT college entrance exam. read more
   
Students Complete Field Day Research on the Chicago River
The wooded banks of the Chicago River took Saint Viator High School students beyond their classroom walls, into the murky waters of the river’s north branch at the Linne Woods site in Morton Grove. read more
   
National Merit Commended Students Announced
Saint Viator High School announced that four northwest suburban students were named National
Merit Commended Scholars this week by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. read more