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2022

  • September

    Panel Discussion

    Veterans’ Panel Explores Service and Sacrifice in the Military

    David Petrovich ’18 was the only Zoom participant in Thursday’s veterans’ panel. But his experience in the military resonated with students. Petrovich attended the Naval Academy after Saint Viator. He was commissioned in May and now, as a naval officer, he is waiting to start flight school.
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  • Eight Seniors Named National Merit Commended Scholars

    Principal Jon Baffico announced the names of eight students who have been recognized as Commended Scholars in the highly competitive 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. 
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  • The Class of ’70 Has Two Reasons to Celebrate

    Timing is everything. Just ask members of the Class of 1970. After having to postpone their 50th reunion twice over the last two years, the delayed timing has led to an unexpected bonus.
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  • Introducing New Ticket System for All Athletic Events - Cash No Longer Accepted

    Saint Viator High School has partnered with GoFan Digital Ticketing for Volleyball, Basketball and Football games. We will no longer accept cash sales at our events.


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  • Grayson Dossett '23

    Saint Viator’s National Merit Semi-Finalist Announced Today

    Saint Viator High School is proud to announce that senior Grayson Dossett was named a National Merit Semi-Finalist today by officials with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
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  • These Eagle Scouts Bring Leadership to Cross Country

    Is it a coincidence that the boys' cross-country team at Saint Viator High School features three new Eagle Scouts among its members? We think not!

    “Many principals are the same, namely teamwork, bettering yourself, and helping others,” says Head Coach Bill Stanczak, ’85. “It's hard running three miles at your top speed, just like it's hard to earn badges and be committed for the years it takes to get to Eagle.”
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  • August

    Back-to-School Message from Athletic Director Jason Kuffel '99

    As the 2022-23 academic year begins with an abundance of energy, we'd also like to welcome new and returning families to the exciting fall sports season! Ten of Saint Viator's 32 sports programs participate in the fall season, with the remaining 22 teams conducting off-season training and teambuilding activities. As a reminder to all involved, the dedication of our student-athletes, coaches, fans, and families, is guided by The Viator Way
     
    Saint Viator High School approaches athletics in a unique way - bringing together our Catholic mission, athletic excellence, and a Viatorian commitment to integrity, sportsmanship, ethics, generosity, and service. We invite you to learn more about The Viator Way by clicking here.
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  • Principal Jon Baffico welcoming students on their first day

    New Year, New Faculty and Staff Members

    It’s still early, but we asked our new faculty and staff members for their first impressions of Saint Viator, and their answers are impressive.
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  • Back-to-School Message from Principal Jon Baffico

    As we begin the 2022-23 school year, I would be remiss if I did not take a moment and first thank all the people here at Saint Viator High School for making my transition from Saint Patrick High School so seamless. From the Administration to the Maintenance Crew, everyone has been supportive and helpful as we get ready for the school year. I have had the opportunity to meet many people since I was announced as Principal back on April 7 and look forward to meeting many more members of the community in the upcoming days and weeks. I have been incredibly impressed with the passion, enthusiasm, and sincere care for the building and people that make Saint Viator a vibrant place to be. It is evident that Saint Viator is more than just a private, Catholic, co-educational high school. Simply stated, it is a family and a way of life.
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  • From Bogotá, Colombia to Arlington Heights: Br. Jhobany Orduz, CSV

    Out of all the new faculty and staff members who have joined Saint Viator High School this year, Br. Jhobany Orduz, CSV, may have come the furthest. He is working part-time in Campus Ministry as he completes his ministry practicum as part of his Master’s in Divinity degree at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.
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  • Back-to-School Message from Father Dan Lydon, C.S.V. '73

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Greetings from Saint Viator! I hope you and your families have enjoyed a restful summer. It is hard to believe that another school year is about to begin. I would especially like to welcome the students and families of the Class of 2026. I am pleased to share that we have a significantly larger freshman class this year thanks to our hard-working Enrollment team.
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  • July

    Fall Sports Tryouts 2022

    All athletes must have completed the mandatory athletic registration and have a current physical on file before they can try out/practice.

    Sophomores, juniors, and seniors: Please find the IHSA Pre-Participation form here. Incoming freshmen physicals will fulfill the Athletic Department Requirement. Find specific team tryout details below.
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  • Bridget Kopp '24

    Saint Viator Student Masters Coding to Design First Place App

    Saint Viator High School and its Mobile Apps class are on a roll. Last year, Marcelina Gorny ’23 took second place for her app design, and this year, Bridget Kopp ’24 took first place in a build your own app contest.

    The competition was sponsored by the Barrington-based Uncharted Learning and its MobileMakersEdu program. The unique offering is a way to ‘light up’ students around coding and foster an entrepreneurial mindset.
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  • 2022-2023 IHSA Sport Physicals

    Students interested in participating in Saint Viator Athletics throughout the 2022-2023 academic year are invited to get their mandatory physicals completed at Saint Viator High School on Tuesday, July 26. Physicians from OrthoIllinois will be on campus to perform physicals from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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  • June

    Second Semester Honor Roll Announced

    Saint Viator High School administrators and staff congratulate the following students for their academic achievement during the first semester of the 2021-2022 school year.
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  • This Summer Camp Concentrates on Service

    Service is one of the core values at Saint Viator High School and that was full display last week as its unique Service & Song Camp returned. A total of 50 middle school students participated in the camp, along with more than 20 students from Saint Viator who served as leaders, and another 13 adults who led individual teams.
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  • Mandatory Online School Forms

    Mandatory online school forms will be available for completion in Blackbaud on Friday, July 1. 

    All Mandatory forms, including our Emergency Contact Form, Emergency Medical Form, Policy Agreement & Photo/Video waiver are all due for submission no later than Monday, August 15th. Failure to complete some of these forms could prohibit your student from entering the building.

    Your prompt attention to this task is greatly appreciated. Thank you!  
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  • May

    A Lion for Life Podcast: Million Dollar Classic

    The Million Dollar Classic golf outing serves as one of the primary fundraisers for the Saint Viator High School athletic department. In our latest episode of the A Lion for Life Podcast, Senior Director of Development Kristen Daniels provides an update on the 2022 edition including how funds may be used and how you can register to be a part of it. Listen here.
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  • Class of 2023 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

    Congratulations to the 74 juniors inducted into Saint Viator's National Honor Society late last month. The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students.
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  • Saint Viator’s Bass Fishing Team is Headed Downstate

    Saint Viator’s bass fishing team is making quite a name for itself. For the second time since the club was formed (2009), these anglers are heading to the state tournament. Luke Altman ’23, Lucas Doland ’22, and Colton Faulkner ’23 were on the qualifying boat, with their combined catch of 11.9 pounds of bass. Their catch—hauled on May 5 at the Busse Woods Reservoir— was good enough for second place and a berth to the state tournament.
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  • New Cheerleading Coach On-Board at Saint Viator

    Athletic Director Jason Kuffel moved quickly to hire a new coach for the school’s cheerleading program, naming Alexandra Hoffman to the role. Hoffman comes to Saint Viator from Loyola Academy where she has served as Assistant Coach for both the JV and Varsity teams.
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  • Laila Azari, Henry Jochaniewicz, Mary Grace Lynch, and Colton Schwabe

    Academic Team Places 5th at Rigorous State Competition

    Congratulations to Saint Viator’s Academic Team on placing 5th out of 31 teams at the state finals of the Academic Challenge, sponsored by the University of Illinois and its Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering initiative, last month. The team also brought home two individual first-place state medals.
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  • Class of 2022 Then and Now - Anna Bartelt & Erin Edwards

    Both Erin Edwards and Anna Bartelt came to Saint Viator High School in 2018 from St. Mary's in Buffalo Grove. Together, they've navigated through the last four unpredictable years, and plan to continue to do the same next year, as they both begin classes at the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign. 
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  • Class of 2022 Then and Now - Emilie Doersching

    Emilie Doersching
    From (Grade School): Saint Anne School - Barrington
    To (College Choice): Northern Kentucky University
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  • Splash Beverages Team

    Entrepreneurship Students Take on Final Pitch Night

    This week, the INCubatoredu class showed off their hard work at Final Pitch Night. Four teams presented their business ideas to a panel of sharks who had some challenging questions about competition, marketing, patenting, and overall product viability.
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  • Math Team Wins Big at ICTM Competition

    Join us in congratulating the 30+ students who participated in last weekend's Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Contest. The team placed in the top 10 in the state (out of 46 teams), earning medals and 9th Place overall!
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  • Saint Viator Announces Changes in Wrestling Program

    Saint Viator Athletic Director Jason Kuffel has announced the hiring of a new team of coaches for the school’s wrestling program. Mike Schneider has been brought in as the new head coach and he has announced the hiring of two new assistant coaches.
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  • Record Number of Saint Viator Athletes Commit on Spring National Signing Day

    It was just a few months ago, that Saint Viator seniors Casey Hintz and Anthony Pluto were headed to play baseball at the junior college level, as a stepping stone to a major program. On Wednesday, the two teammates signed letters of intent to play at the University of Arizona, one of the power five conferences (Pac-12) in the country, to play for the highly-rated Wildcats.
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  • Senior Honored with Pro-Life Award

    The Palatine-based pro-life group NorthWest Families for Life presented the inaugural “Just Like Joe” Award to senior Grace Walker. Read more.
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  • Christopher Rapala, Class of 2022 Valedictorian

    Class of 2022 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced

    Christopher Rapala and Anthony Pluta have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of Saint Viator High School’s Class of 2022. These awards are determined by the highest cumulative GPA over four years. Anthony is graduating with a GPA of 4.82, and Christopher with the highest cumulative GPA of 4.83.
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  • April

    Band, Choir, and Theater Scholarship Recipients

    Patrons of the Arts Scholarship Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the following student recipients of the Patrons of the Arts Fine Arts Academic Scholarships. Each student will receive $550 that will be applied toward a Fine Arts course for the 2022-23 school year. 
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  • Seniors Recognized at Fine Arts Signing Day

    Saint Viator’s Fine Arts Department hosted one of our first senior events earlier this week, celebrating the seniors who plan to pursue the arts in college. Students gathered with parents and faculty on Monday to officially announce their college decisions at the school's Fine Arts Signing Day.
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  • Saint Viator’s Symphonic Band Headed Downstate

    It’s a first! Saint Viator’s symphonic band has been selected to play at the Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival or to put it simply: band members are going to state.
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  • March

    Where Are They Now? Susie McNamara

    Athletic Department Assistant
    1994-2019
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  • Noises Off Tickets Now Available

    Tickets for our spring play, Noises Off, are now available to purchase online. Performances begin Thursday, April 7, and run through Sunday, April 10. Find more information here
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  • Saint Viator International Program Seeks Host Families for 2022-23

    For more than a decade, Saint Viator High School has served as host to the Reverend Mark R. Francis, CSV, International Program. Through this program, students from around the globe become a part of the Saint Viator student body. In the current school year,  we have 45 international students attending Saint Viator.
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  • First Semester Honor Roll Announced

    Saint Viator High School administrators and staff congratulate the following students for their academic achievement during the first semester of the 2021-2022 school year.
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  • February

    Class of 2008 Alumnus Returns As New Athletic Trainer

    Saint Viator High School has announced the hiring of alumnus Arika Cozzi '08, DAT, LAT, ATC, as the school’s new Athletic Trainer. Cozzi will begin her role in early March. In making the announcement, Athletic Director Jason Kuffel noted Cozzi’s extensive experience working with high schools in the area and in Arizona, and her desire to specifically work in a Catholic school environment. 
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  • PODCAST: All about our Upcoming 60 Hours for Years Fundraiser

    The first Saturday in March is typically a big day for student scholarships at Saint Viator High School. This year is no different.
     
    Learn more about what's going on in our latest episode of the A Lion for Life Podcast.
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  • A Tribute to Mr. Bill Faltinoski: “Champion of the Visual Arts”

    When Mr. Bill Faltinoski joined the fine arts department in 1982, he was assigned to teach art – and to expand the curriculum by offering photography classes. The assignment meant building a completely outfitted darkroom and creating classes around black and white 35-millimeter cameras. Some 40 years later, those early classes made an impact.
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  • Assistant Principal Mike Field (left) and Dean of Students John Fuja (right)

    Administrators Recognized by ISBE for Extraordinary Contributions

    Congratulations to Assistant Principal Mike Field and Dean of Students John Fuja for receiving the 2022 Those Who Excel Award for Meritorious Service by the Illinois State Board of Education. 
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  • Emma Ziebka '22

    Senior Emma Ziebka Recognized with Arlington Heights' Student Heart of Gold Award

    The Village of Arlington Heights' Young Champion Heart of Gold Award recognizes a middle or high school student who goes beyond what is expected to have a positive impact on our community. Emma Ziebka is just that person. She continually displays her leadership skills and provides service to others while navigating her senior year at Saint Viator High School.
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  • Saint Viator Band 2022

    Symphonic Band Sweeps All Awards at State of the Art Catholic Band Competition

    It was a banner weekend for Saint Viator musicians. 

    At the annual State of the Art Catholic Band Competition, the Symphonic Band was named Grand Champion of the festival—scoring highest out of all 14 competing bands across all classes. 

    That’s not all. They placed first in class 2A and swept all of the caption awards in the class, including Best Woodwinds, Best Brass, and Best Percussion.  
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  • Class of 2026 Parent Info Meeting Presentation

    Parents of members of the incoming Class of 2026 who missed Thursday's Virtual Parent Information Meeting, please find our presentation from the evening here
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  • Dave and Deborah (1969) Lytle Greenlee

    Valentine's Day 2022: Celebrating Saint Viator Sweethearts

    Did you know there are currently 300+ 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.
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  • Math Team Places First in MTA Competition

    Congratulations to our Math Team on taking 1st place in both the Team and Overall Team Events at the MTA (Math Teachers Association) Math Competition last weekend! 
     
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  • Nora Ahram '22 Joins Saint Viator Basketball’s 1K Point Club

    Congratulations to senior Nora Ahram on joining Saint Viator Basketball’s esteemed 1,000 point club this week! She achieved this historic milestone Monday during the team’s non-conference game against Stevenson.
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  • Joy Bergstrom ‘22 Claims Title as School's All-Time Leading Scorer

    Congratulations to Joy Bergstrom on becoming Saint Viator High School basketball’s all-time leading scorer!
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  • January

    A Lion for Life Podcast: PIPPIN

    Saint Viator faculty member and Director of the musical, Megan Gray, talks about this year's production of Pippin in our latest A Lion for Life Podcast episode. With music by composer Stephen Schwartz, this show will be particularly relevant to students as the main character explores a path in life to find fulfillment. Listen here.
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  • Prayer Request for Stephan Burks

    The Saint Viator Community mourns the passing of our Director of Building and Grounds Stephan Burks last night. Steve succumbed to the cancer he had heroically been fighting during the past year.
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  • Catholic Schools Week 2022

    View the schedule of special activities and dress-down offerings for Catholic Schools Week 2022.
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  • Saint Viator Recognized with 2021 AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

    Saint Viator is proud to announce we have once again been recognized by the College Board with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award. After receiving this award the past two years for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles, we are thrilled to be honored this year for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science A (CSA).
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  • "Pippin" Tickets Now Available

    Purchase tickets to next month's 56th annual winter musical, "Pippin" here. Performance dates are Feb. 4-6 and Feb. 11-13. 
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  • Seniors Brendan Oleksak, Andrew O'Brien, Raymond Finnerty, AJ Drozd, Trevor Lyon, Mikey DiMucci, and Sean McLaughlin

    Two Years in, Saint Viator Bowling Team is Growing and Scoring

    Saint Viator’s bowling team held their last day of practice last week ahead of this weekend’s boys’ regional tournament. The end of the season is bittersweet for these student-athletes. Simply put, they don’t want the season to end.
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Saint Viator High School

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.