Principal Jon Baffico announced the names of 10 students who have been recognized as Commended Scholars in the highly competitive 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. He presented each one with their certificates earlier this week.
This semester, Saint Viator High School has two new students from Ukraine enrolled in classes. Vitalii Strutynskyi is a current senior who arrived last year, while Olha Slobodianiuk is new this year. In both cases, they cited the warm, welcoming atmosphere they felt when they arrived – from both students and faculty – and the many opportunities they have to explore.
Saint Viator High School proudly announces that four seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists today by officials with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. They are John Hutchinson, Peter McLeod, Omar Salinas, and Sophia Stuber.
Don’t look now, but interest in girls’ wrestling is growing. Consider that from 2022 – the first year the IHSA organized a state series for girls – to 2023, numbers of girls wrestling nearly doubled, from 1,249 to 2,215 of those girls who registered, practiced and competed in at least one competition during the year.
Saint Viator High School students are encouraged to come together for Homecoming Week beginning Monday, September 11, and ending with the "Saturday Night Fever"-themed school dance on Saturday, September 16.
Mrs. Judy Amberg recently celebrated 50 years of service to both Saint Viator and Sacred Heart of Mary high schools, but an even bigger celebration awaited her on Sunday. That’s when President Fr. Daniel Lydon, CSV, ’73 dedicated the Campus Ministry Office in Amberg’s name.
Jack Mahoney ’20 describes the last two days as something of a “grenade going off on my phone.” That’s because he learned Monday that he had been drafted in the third round of the MLB draft by the Colorado Rockies.
Celebrating 50 Years of Service to the Sacred Heart of Mary & Saint Viator Community
A crucifix hangs outside the Alumni Memorial Chapel that subtly connects Sacred Heart of Mary High School with Saint Viator High School. The crucifix originally hung in one of the classrooms at Sacred Heart in Rolling Meadows, and one faculty member who worked at both schools and is a valued volunteer, remembers.
Coach Patrick Gaeger ’08, handed his lacrosse players an interesting assignment at the start of their season in March: to research a Marine Corp saying that came back to light when Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black was appointed the 19th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps in July of 2019.
“Mission First, Marines Always” was the way Sgt. Major Black closed his remarks that day. Coach Gaeger and his lacrosse team adapted the phrase to inspire what would become an historic season, saying “Mission First, Lions Always.”
After three years of the pandemic, one tradition returned this year with all its pomp and circumstance: graduation.
After holding graduation for the last two years at Arlington Park, this year’s commencement exercises returned to the Cahill Gymnasium. The morning started with the traditional procession, as graduates in their caps and gowns processed around the building, led by a cross bearer.
For the second straight year, Saint Viator’s bass fishing team finished among the top four at sectionals, which took place May 4 at Busse Woods. While only the top three teams advance to state, Saint Viator was named the alternate team in case one of the other schools cannot make it.
At Wednesday’s Incubatoredu Final Pitch Night, five teams presented their business ideas to a panel of sharks who had some challenging questions about competition, marketing, patenting, and overall product viability.
A special congratulations goes out to the winning team for their product, ENRGY, a healthy caffeine bar. Members of the winning team included Molly Craig, Matt Anesi, Julia Kakish, and Jimmy Doherty. They were mentored by Chris Efken SHM ’79.
It was standing room only as teammates, coaches and family members crowded into the Academic Commons to cheer on their student athletes. Wednesday was Spring Signing Day, when athletes signed letters of intent to continue their sport at the college level.
Saint Viator welcomed 57 new inductees to the National Honor Society on Wednesday night. More than just an honor roll, NHS honors students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These students have maintained a minimum cumulative average of 4.0.
There’s a knack to writing clever headlines. Just ask Grace Kelly ’23, who relies on clever word play, alliteration and even a double entendre now and then to write catchy headlines. Suffice it to say she knows the value of word association. After all, her name is synonymous with the famous actress by the same name who became the Princess of Monaco.
Breaking news: three students on the staff of the Viator Voice and another on the Viatome staff advanced to the state finals of the IHSA journalism competition, that takes place Friday on the campus of Heartland Community College in downstate Normal.
State bound journalists include:
Grace Kelly, sectional champion in review writing and headline writing
Anthony Pretto, first place at sectionals in sports writing
Mornings are off to a great start at Saint Viator High School. With the opening of Burks Place, students and faculty alike can grab a cup of Joe, as well as a smoothie, or breakfast or lunch bite, to name a few of its grab and go items.
Check out our new spirit wear items available exclusively in our Spring Pop-Up Shop. Get your orders in before the shop closes on Monday, March 20. Items should be delivered about four weeks after the store closes. Contact the McKenna Marketplace with any questions at (224) 625-1246.
Senior Emmi Scales enters this weekend’s Indoor New Balance Nationals in Boston ranked No. 5 in the country in the 60-meter hurdles, and she is well aware of her competition among the other top-rated hurdlers.
A variety of new courses are available for next year — from introductory to AP classes — and they open up exciting opportunities for students to further explore the fine arts, math, science and engineering.
At Sunday’s family Mass in the Alumni Memorial Chapel, President Fr. Daniel Lydon, CSV, '73 asked a question central to the journey through Lent: “How do we rededicate ourselves to a bolder faith and a mightier love?”
The Night of the Lion is back as a live event this year. Be a part of this fun event that raises important funds to support the tuition assistance program that helps 1 in 3 students at Saint Viator High School. In our latest episode of the A Lion for Life Podcast, Kristen Daniels, Senior Director for External Relations, talks about the fun, food, and music at the March 4th event. Listen here.
Did you know there are currently 280+ living Saint Viator and Sacred Heart of Mary alumni couples? In honor of Valentine's Day today, we are spotlighting a handful of sweethearts and their love stories.
Students enrolled in Saint Viator’s STEM program got a rare, inside look at a pair of American Airlines massive hangars at O’Hare International Airport, as well as a tour of some of its most well-known planes, the Airbus 319 and the Boeing 737.
Feb. 1 is recognized as National Signing Day, around the country — and at Saint Viator High School. On Wednesday afternoon, three seniors took their seats at the table to sign letters of intent to play their sports in college.
This is the busy season for students in any of the Saint Viator bands.
Consider this lineup of performances: They are rehearsing to play in the pit orchestra for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella from Feb. 2-5. Next up, the symphonic and concert bands are preparing for the State of the Art Catholic band competition, on Feb. 18. at Providence High School. Saint Viator enters this year’s competition as the defending grand champion.
For the fourth consecutive year, Saint Viator High School has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award. This year, we were recognized for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles, having previously been honored for the same in AP Computer Science A.
A handsome prince, a fairy godmother, and a royal kingdom. Saint Viator High School’s presentation of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella has all the elements of the beloved fairy tale, but with some surprising twists.
Saint Viator’s new band director, Mr. Sam Pilnick, brings solid professional experience to the role. He’s a performer and recording artist, who often writes his own music for his various ensembles and solo work. And he plays a mean saxophone.
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.