We’d like to introduce you to our new Assistant Director of Enrollment...but you already know her. Current Dance Team Head Coach Maggie Wiener will add the additional title and responsibility to her role at Saint Viator.
Members of the Justice League today held a march and demonstration to voice their opposition to racial injustice. A group of students marched from the school to the near-by Viatorian Province Center before returning to the school for a discussion on the topic.
From volunteering for a committee to including Saint Viator High School in your estate plan, there are a number of ways to contribute to Saint Viator High School. Vice President of Development Tom Ramsden and Director of Development Kristen Daniels explain some of the options, including those which offer substantial tax benefits in our latest episode of the A Lion for Life Podcast. Listen to learn how your donation is used to open a Saint Viator education up to more families.
Honoring a long-standing tradition, the leadership of this year’s Senior Class have launched the annual Walter Payton Toy Drive. Due to COVID concerns, this year’s drive will be condensed into a 7 day period that will conclude on November 20.
The pandemic has thrown schools a lot of curveballs this year, but one tradition endures: National Signing Day for students committing to play their sports at the college level. This year’s ceremony took place via Zoom, but it was no less empowering for these student-athletes, who have sacrificed much during these last few months.
Unfortunately, tonight's concert won't be livestreamed as we had hoped, but rather a recording of our Symphonic, Concert, and Jazz Band's Tuesday rehearsal. Please celebrate their hard work with us tonight! Watch on Youtube. View tonight's program.
In the past several months, Saint Viator High School has welcomed a new Alumni Relations Manager and new leadership on the Alumni Association Board. Listen to our latest episode of the A Lion for Life Podcast for a conversation with Krystal Harris and Jim Platania as we learn what the Alumni Board has been working on and what alumni can expect in terms of events and activities in the months ahead. Listen.
Prophetic resilience: breaking down and building up.
That’s the theme of this weekend’s Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice conference that seven Saint Viator students will be attending virtually. Every year, the Washington-based event welcomes high school and college students from Catholic schools across the country, but this is the first year Saint Viator students will be participating.
The Rev. Mark R. Francis, CSV International Program welcomes students from multiple countries to Saint Viator. In our latest episode of the A Lion for Life Podcast, Program Director Austin Bellino discusses the program and provides insight into the benefits and goals for both students and the school. Listen.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has limited opportunities to learn more about Saint Viator High School in person, Director of Enrollment Chris Bremner has lined up a number of ways to provide information. Chris will talk about school tours, our upcoming drive-thru Open House, tuition assistance information, and more on this podcast. Listen.
Saint Viator High School College Counselor Amy Herbert discusses the process of selecting a college in general and under current conditions in our latest episode of the A Lion for Life Podcast. Listen.
As he does each season, Saint Viator Athletic Director Jason Kuffel provides an update on the fall sports season at Saint Viator. With COVID-19 impacting schedules and even moving some seasons, it has been an unusual start to the year. Find out which teams are active, how students are staying safe, and what events are coming up. Listen.
"Girls in the Boat" by Alice Austen chronicles the history of Women's Rowing in America. From the Yale Women's rowing team and their fight for their Title IX rights in the 1970s to Women's Rowing being recognized at the Olympics, our story is told through dynamic ensemble work, movement, and plenty of powerful female characters.
For the health of all our community members, the performance will be held outdoors. Megan Gray discusses the show and the preparation that has gone into it. Listen.
The Million Dollar Classic is one of the key fundraising events on the Saint Viator calendar. Due to the COVID pandemic, this year's event, the 25th Anniversary MDC, was moved from summer to October 5. Director of Development Kristen Daniels discusses the plans for the event and explains how the funds which are raised will be used. Listen.
Amanda Anderson ’07 is no stranger to the sports world. At Saint Viator, she was a cheerleading captain during her senior year and played soccer for three years. She is now approaching her ninth year of a successful career with ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut.
Ten more Saint Viator High School seniors received good news this month from the National Merit Corporation. Jayne Bottarini, Connor Flynn, Matthew Johnson, Austin Jones, Nathan Kochera, Joseph Laterza, Abigail Longstreet, John Lynch, Keely McClellan, and Mathew Oleksyk, all learned they were named commended scholars in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
After a few weeks of construction over the summer, we are excited to share that our newly renovated Counseling Office is now open. We are thrilled to begin welcoming students into the offices while maintaining proper social distancing guidelines. Please click through to see a few photos of the new space.
Due to excessive heat, all outdoor athletic events scheduled for today (8/27) are canceled. Swimming teams are not impacted by this cancellation. Coaches will provide further updates regarding any rescheduling.
"Symptom checks and temperature scans joined new classes and meetups with old friends as essential elements of the first day of school Monday at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights." - Read the full story from the Daily Herald.
Due to excessive heat, all outdoor athletic events scheduled for today (8/24) are cancelled. Swimming teams are not impacted by this cancellation. Coaches will provide further updates regarding any rescheduling.
During the spring of 2020, Saint Viator Athletics and Boosters supported Journeys - The Road Home and Salute, Inc. through an “In This Together” merchandise fundraiser. Through the sale of t-shirts and masks, Saint Viator raised over $4,000 for both of these organizations. Both Journeys and Salute received a check for $2,000 from Saint Viator.
New school nurse Pamela Kelly discusses processes and protocols being put into place to create a safe environment as students return to in-school learning. Learn about ways in which we can all Reduce the Risk. Listen.
In light of current health concerns, the Saint Viator and Sacred Heart Class of 1970 50-year reunion will be postponed until 2021. We appreciate all of the planning that has been done by the committee thus far. Be safe and we will celebrate next year!
All athletes must have a current physical on file before they can tryout/practice. No physicals will be offered at Saint Viator this year. Incoming freshmen physicals will fulfill the Athletic Department Requirement. Complete mandatory athletic registration. All athletes must have a current physical on file in the Athletic Department office before the first day of practice on Monday, August 10.
Saint Viator High School has announced a new partnership with CarpooltoSchool, an online service that allows families to build carpools for students. School families can create an online account at saintviator.carpooltoschool.com and then use the service to find a match with other families also looking to share a carpool.
Weeks after his family convinced him to share his impressions and comedic skits on Tiktok in April, Nick Smeriglio’s ’12 work has gone viral. Watch his interview with WGN Morning News speaking about gaining thousands of followers, gaining the attention of Sebastian Maniscalco, and being featured on the Jimmy Kimmel Show.
In an email sent to school families today, Saint Viator High School has unveiled their return-to-school plan for fall. Based on the recommendation of a 21-person task force of administration, faculty, parents, and alumni, and reviewed by a series of medical professionals, the plan calls for a full return to school for all students in August. Families will have the option to have students participate via eLearning.
For those who have not yet been able to take the ACT test, ACT has now added a Saturday, September 19, 2020 test date. Registration opens Monday, July 27, 2020. We strongly recommend that families register on July 27, as spots will fill up fast.
Despite the coronavirus halting in-school instruction for much of our second semester, Saint Viator students benefited from the foresight and contingency planning that had begun prior to the start of the 2019-2020 school year. While we feel strongly that nothing can replace the value of in-school learning, we do believe that many of our college preparatory standards were upheld during the eLearning period.
Saint Viator Athletic Director, Jason Kuffel '99, announced the hiring of Michael O'Keeffe '07 as the new head coach of the varsity boys’ basketball team. O’Keeffe works as a counselor at Wheeling High School and has spent the last five years leading the Wildcat basketball program.
Saint Viator Athletics is celebrating all senior spring-athletes in individual team videos. Congratulations to all senior athletes, and thank you for your commitment to your teams! Thank you to our Boosters Club for supporting Saint Viator student-athletes, as well.
Saint Viator High School, a Catholic and Viatorian ministry, recognizes the pain, suffering, and angst our country is enduring in the wake of the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN last week.
Saint Viator High School has announced the hiring of Jordan Cores as the new Head Coach for the Cheerleading program. Saint Viator Athletic Director, Jason Kuffel, made the announcement on Friday, May 22.
Congratulations to seniors James Bilhorn, Matthew Olis, and David Scafidi, and junior Mikey Callahan, for receiving the number one vote from shark mentors for BOSC Technologies. The four students will receive the $2500 prize money split evenly.
The University of Iowa’s defensive line just got a lot stronger. Saint Viator High School junior, Jeremiah Pittman, committed Monday to play in Iowa City, choosing the Hawkeyes over offers from more than one dozen other Division 1 schools.
Drive-by parades are all the rage these days, but the one that took place last week at Saint Viator High School packed an emotional punch.
The parade took the place of the annual Senior Celebration, the traditional kick-off to graduation festivities. Instead of gathering inside the school for a host of activities and giveaways, students drove around the school campus, passing through different stations to pick up their spoils.
ACT has also informed Saint Viator that on Monday, May 25, they will send out an updated email with a list of all the schools that are closed and with an update on whether the June exam is still being held. This Friday will be the deadline for registration, so they are just gathering information at this time.
Saint Viator High School is pleased to report that our school community has been able to adapt well to these challenging times – leading by example in remote learning, continuing a commitment to service, and sharing our spirituality with those who need it most. Never before has academic strength, steadfast emotional support, and faith been more important to our students and their families.
For the fifth straight year, Saint Viator students excelled at a STEM competition that challenged them with college-level math and science tests. Now called ACES, or Academic Challenge in Engineering and Science, and sponsored by Eastern Illinois University, Saint Viator’s team placed a close third at sectionals, right behind Vernon Hills and Carmel Catholic high schools.
What do the Getty Art Museum in New York and Saint Viator High School share in common? Both created a challenge this month – inspired by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam – to recreate a favorite work of art with objects lying around at home.
Welcome to the world of eLearning, where at Saint Viator, teachers were ahead of the curve, having created eLearning classes as early as 2017 for their international students who had returned home.
Patrons of the Arts is funding up to six $550 scholarships to students currently enrolled for the next academic year. Students will submit samples of their work w/ the opportunity to earn the award that would be applied to next year's tuition. Please submit work samples along with the application by Monday, May 4. For more information, check your resource board.
"Cole Kmet's NFL dream came true Friday night. Kmet, a 2017 St. Viator graduate who just completed his junior season at Notre Dame, was selected by his hometown Chicago Bears with the 43rd pick." Read more.
Saint Viator High School seniors Andrew Bremner and Daniel Fecko have pushed each other since freshman year. They have participated in many of the same activities, sat in the same AP classes and were part of the Querbes Scholars Program.
Turns out their friendly rivalry paid off. The two Arlington Heights residents finished with the top two grade point averages in their class, leading Daniel to be named valedictorian and Andrew as salutatorian.
Mrs. Carrie Soukup wrapped up her first year in the theology department teaching “A Catholic Exploration of the Bible” to sophomores. While understanding the Scriptures was the goal, Mrs. Soukup emphasized a personal approach: reading the Scriptures as prayer.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the Saint Viator High School community as it has elsewhere. Br. John Eustice, CSV, Vice President of Viatorian Identity and Mission, shares some thoughts on how to maintain our faith formation goals during this difficult time. We discuss maintaining a spiritual balance, finding ways to continue to serve and explain how Saint Viator students are responding to the crisis. Listen.
Dr. Michael Lamberta '04 credits his love of science and problem-solving in part to his chemistry teacher at Saint Viator High School, Fr. John Van Wiel, CSV. Now working on the front lines of the coronavirus as an ER doc in New York, Lamberta took the time to thank those who had shaped him, and that included his teachers at Saint Viator.
It was a routine, even a high school student grew to like: Every Thursday morning, John O’Neill ’21 met up with his classmates—before school—at the PADS site at the Presbyterian Church of Palatine. Each time, they scrubbed down the pads, tables, and chairs all used the night before during the temporary shelter hosted by the church.
Our founder, the Venerable Louis Querbes, encourages Viatorians to, “Strive to do everything well, so that through us Jesus may be adored and loved.” We are certainly experiencing times where evidence of Jesus’ love is needed more and more in daily life. During the regular schedule of the school year, it is easy to say a prayer over the loudspeakers in the classrooms, gym, or athletic fields. Teachers are easily encouraged to lead each class period with prayer. The retreat programs keenly focus on deepening relationships with Jesus, others, and self.
In light of the ever-changing nature of the current coronavirus, COVID-19, Saint Viator High School will be closing the school from Monday, March 16, through Friday, April 3, with the expectation to resume classes on Monday, April 6.
A regular feature of the weekly professional development sessions at Saint Viator High School are presentations about the Viatorian Community, allowing faculty members to further explore the school’s Viatorian mission, vision, and values.
That was the case on Tuesday when Associates Cathy Abrahamian and Karen Cutler shared their vocation stories with the 100 faculty and staff members on hand. Read More.
Saint Viator High School has earned the College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles (CSP). Schools honored with this distinction have expanded young women’s access to AP computer science courses.
Our AP Italian students have been featured in Fra Noi (Chicago's Italian American publication).
Last Fall, Prof. Anna Clara Ionta (Loyola University/ Dual Credit Program) gave the Saint Viator AP/ Level 4 Italian class a lecture about how gestures relate to the culture. Olimpia Giacalone and Daniel Fecko wrote an article in Italian describing the impact of this lecture. Read online.
Saint Viator High School Band Director Vince Genualdi and alumnus Mike Truppa '16 discuss Mike's decision to pursue a career in the music industry after leaving Saint Viator. The conversation shows the meaning of being a Lion for Life and how the faculty and Saint Viator community are always available to assist alumni. Listen.
After months of rehearsing, the school presents this beloved musical, that features nearly 150 students on stage, behind the scenes, and in the orchestra. But if the excitement is tangible, so are the emotions as Mrs. Kate Costello directs her last show at the school.
John Burke ’84 played four years of soccer at Saint Viator, including three on varsity where he named to the 1st team ESCC all-conference and a captain his senior year. But it is his coaching legacy that has earned him even more awards.
Located in Arlington Heights, IL, Saint Viator High School is a private, co-ed, Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.