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.