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2021

  • May

    National Signing Day Draws a Crowd

    After a school year disrupted by the pandemic, with sports seasons interrupted or postponed, Saint Viator student-athletes just want to keep playing. That may explain why a record number of student-athletes – 22 – signed letters of intent to play their sport in college.
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  • April

    Members of the Student Advisory Group for Racial Equity and Justice

    "Catholic High School Students Address Racial Inequity"

    Newspaper of the Archdiocese of Chicago
    "Student representatives from 25 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago came together to address racial inequities in response to last summer’s murder of George Floyd and its aftermath.
    In partnership with DePaul University, students and school advisers from archdiocesan and independently-run high schools gathered online in a series of virtual meetings to identify challenges in their respective schools and potential solutions to achieve racial justice and equity. Students presented their work to Cardinal Cupich on April 16 during an online meeting." Read the full article.
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  • Earth Day Activities at Saint Viator

    In honor of Eart Day, several conscientious students enhanced our campus by planting perennial flowers and greens in beautiful new red pots provided as a courtesy by Walmart Supercenter in Mt. Prospect. Earlier in the day, kids watched a student-made short film about the importance of recycling featuring Saint Viator's refuse carrier, Flood Brothers.
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  • National Decision Day at SVHS

    Congratulations to the Class of 2021 on National Decision Day! The 218 members of the class submitted 1,719 applications to over 300 different colleges and universities across the country and world.
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  • PHOTOS: Class of 2021 Breakfast Tailgate

    See photos from Friday morning's Class of 2021 Breakfast Tailgate. With over 100 seniors in attendance sporting spirit wear from the college/university of choice, we kicked off graduation festivities with the annual outdoor event. 
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  • PHOTOS: Saint Viator's State-of-the-Art Murphy Wellness Center

    Saint Viator unveiled its newly renovated Murphy Wellness Center on Monday afternoon, welcoming students into the space for the first time since construction began in mid-March. View photos from the opening here.
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  • Building More than Strength in the Murphy Wellness Center

    Strength and Conditioning Coach Alex Nadolna worked hard to set up the Murphy Wellness Center before its great reveal on Monday. And why not? The newly renovated facility is more than a weight room for Coach Nadolna. It’s his classroom.
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  • Illinois State Scholars Announced

    The latest group of Illinois State Scholars was announced this week, and Saint Viator High School seniors were well represented. Out of the 216 members of the senior class, 49 were named Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission for their outstanding academic achievement.
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  • Saint Viator Updates Alumni Webpages

    Saint Viator High School is inviting all alumni from the school and from Sacred Heart of Mary High School to a newly redesigned section of the school website. The new page can be found at www.saintviator.com/alumni.
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  • SVHS Mourns the Loss of Former Principal, Patrice Johannes

    Saint Viator High School mourns the death of Patrice Johannes, principal of Saint Viator High School from 1999 through 2003. She was well-loved and respected by the faculty. Patrice died Friday, April 16. Services are pending and will be communicated when available.
 Please remember Patrice and the Johannes family in your prayers.

    "Eternal rest grant unto Patrice, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace."
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  • Christopher Rapala '22

    Junior Earns 36 on ACT Exam

    Saint Viator High School junior Christopher Rapala recently earned a score of 36 on his ACT exam. Rapala follows current junior Michael Schumacher in achieving this score.
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  • Summer Camp Registration Now Open

    Online registration for Saint Viator summer camps is now open!  Summer camps at Saint Viator High School provide enrichment, skill development, and a chance to meet new friends! We are offering camps in athletics, fine arts, and service. The grade levels indicated are for the 2021-2022 school year. There will be no camps the week of July 5 through July 9, 2021. Browse camp offerings and register today.
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  • WATCH: Easter Season Mass

    We were blessed to celebrate today’s Easter Season Mass with Fr. Pat Render, CSV, a former Saint Viator faculty member and pastor of St. Viator Parish in Chicago. Stream the Mass here
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  • PHOTOS: "Into the Woods"

    The Saint Viator theatre program is ready to go "Into the Woods" this weekend! Check out photos from the Midnight cast's rehearsal earlier this week and be sure to purchase your tickets before they sell out. Performances will be held at noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 
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  • WATCH: National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

    Congratulations to all 81 seniors inducted into Saint Viator's National Honor Society. The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. Watch the Induction Ceremony here. 
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  • Adelyn Schuch '21

    Senior Named National Honor Society Scholar

    This April, Saint Viator senior Adelyn Schuch was named a National Honor Society (NHS) Scholar in recognition of her strong commitment to the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
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  • Class of 2021 Senior Parent Meeting

    For information on the Class of 2021's service hours, upcoming events including Senior Celebration/Field Day, Graduation Practice, Senior Gala, Graduation, and more, please see this presentation.
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  • Class of 2025 Athletics Information Presentation

    If you were unable to attend Wednesday's Athletics Information Presentation via Zoom, please find a copy of all the slides here.
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  • A Statement on Recent Attacks Against Asian Communities

    For a number of years, Saint Viator High School has been home to the Reverend Mark R. Francis, CSV International Program. Through this program, we have had the pleasure of welcoming students from across the globe, including many from China, South Korea, Vietnam, and additional countries in Asia.

    We have built wonderful relationships with these students and their families and hold them close to us as valuable members of our community. As we have seen first-hand the benefits of students of different cultures learning to work together and form new bonds, it gives us great pain to see the recent and all too frequent attacks on people of Asian descent.

    We encourage all members of our society to treat others with respect and welcome into our community people of all nationalities and backgrounds.
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  • WATCH: Choral Showcase

    Congratulations to our incredibly talented choir on their spring Choral Showcase! Watch their performances here
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  • March

    "Into the Woods" Tickets Now Available

    Tickets for the spring musical, "Into the Woods" are now available online. Reserve your seats today. Visit the musical page for showtimes and cast information.
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  • A Statement on Recent Violence

    This week, we once again pause to pray for those impacted by violence in our country. The recent incidents in Atlanta and Boulder remind us of the value and fragility of every human life.

    At Saint Viator High School we cultivate an environment of kindness for all to feel welcomed, included, and involved. We hope that by building a community of faith where all are respected and valued, our students will truly transform the communities they live in as they leave our school.

    We ask everyone to take a moment today to pray for those affected by these acts of violence, and to reflect on ways each of us can do our part to nurture respect and caring for all we encounter to create a safer world for this generation and those which will follow.
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    Juniors Inducted Into Math Honor Society

    Congratulations to the 17 juniors who were inducted into Mu Alpha Theta last night. Mu Alpha Theta is the United States mathematics honor society for high school and two-year college students. Members must have completed the equivalent of two years of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra and/or geometry, and have completed or are enrolled in a third year of college preparatory mathematics. Members must also have at least a 94 percent math GPA.
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  • Murphy Wellness Center Renovations Underway

    The Murphy Wellness Center renovations have begun! We are excited to watch this become a state-of-the-art space that will enhance every student’s experience at Saint Viator. Thank you to our generous donors for making this possible! 
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  • Martin Maude '81, left and Marty McAndrew '81, right.

    Saint Patrick's Day at Saint Viator

    A few scenes from Saint Patrick's Day in the Saint Viator community...
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  • WATCH: Stations of the Cross

    We held our annual Stations of the Cross prayer service this morning. Watch to see students' video adaptation of the Lenten tradition.
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  • DEI Student Advisory Group Gathers for RISE for Racial Equity Meeting

    This week, members of our DEI Student Advisory Board, Morgan Trunda ’21, Mary Rittle ’23, Krystal Nava ’22, Carmela Martinez ’24, Camila Mora ’22, and Rishi Velumula ’21, met with neighboring Catholic high school students for the second RISE for Racial Equity meeting. 
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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 2020-2021 school year.
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  • Celebrating 100 Days of In-Person Learning at Saint Viator

    We did it! Today marks 100 days of in-school learning at Saint Viator. Thanks to all who have remained committed to the health and safety of our community while continuing to provide an environment of faith-formation and academic excellence. #MaskUp
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  • Fine Arts Week Spotlight: Saint Viator Theatre

    In today's Fine Arts Week video, we celebrate the talented students who make up our Theatre Program, including our Theatre I, Theatre II, and Film Study students. We also showcase our new Drama Club, Tech Crew, and the Spring Musical. We'll also share more information on Theatre Outreach, a new Fine Arts course beginning in the fall of 2021. Watch.
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  • Fine Arts Week Spotlight: Visual Arts

    Scroll through to see some of the visual art on display on campus from our Introduction to Adobe Photoshop students and National Art Honor Society student members. 
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  • Fine Arts Week 2021

    View a breakdown of the week's events here.
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  • Fine Arts Week Spotlight: Saint Viator Bands

    While we won’t be celebrating in Cahill this year, we’ll be sharing the work of the choir, band, theater, and visual arts students throughout the week. We begin today with a short video from Saint Viator Bands.
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  • Brennan Harrington ‘13

    Brennan Harrington ‘13 Named New Varsity Boys Volleyball Head Coach

    Athletic Director Jason Kuffel '99 announced the school will be promoting Saint Viator alumnus Brennan Harrington ‘13 to the position of Head Coach of the boys varsity volleyball team. Harrington has been a part of the Saint Viator Volleyball Program for the last four years, serving as the Head Coach of the freshman boys, freshman girls, and boys JV teams.
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  • February

    WATCH: "The Real Housemates of Arlington Heights"

    This week we kick-off the Night of the Lion: At Home Edition. We begin with the smashing debut of the new sitcom, "The Real Housemates of Arlington Heights."
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  • Top Teacher: How Ms. O'Neill '12 Connects Literary Classics with Current Events

    Christopher Placek, Daily Herald
    In Megan O'Neill's English classes at Saint Viator High School, students are just as likely to study classics like "The Scarlet Letter" as they are Amanda Gorman's "The Hill We Climb."

    It's where she weaves in the past with the present, and no daily lesson plan is ever the same. Read the full story on the Daily Herald website.
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  • Math Team Places High in MTA Competition

    Congratulations are due to our Math Team who finished strong in last week's MTA Competition. The team of six placed second in the Overall Team Event (missing first by only one point) and in the Team Event.
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  • Andrew ’92 and Maria ’92 Yonkus at Prom

    Alumni Couples Spotlight: Celebrating SV & SHM Sweethearts

    Did you know there are currently 300+ living Saint Viator and Sacred Heart of Mary alumni couples? For Valentine’s Day this year, we celebrated a handful of sweethearts and their love stories. Read more.
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  • Congratulations to Heart of Gold Honoree, Dean Deb Scerbicke!

    Dean Deb Scerbicke is one of 13 individuals recognized by the Village of Arlington Heights 2021 Heart of Gold award program. She has been honored with the Educator Award for her 21 years of service to the Saint Viator High School community. Read more about the award on the Village of Arlington Heights' website.
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  • Class Schedule for Ash Wednesday, February 17

    On Wednesday, February 17, Saint Viator will be celebrating Ash Wednesday as a school community. Throughout the Lenten season, we will be collecting non-perishable food items for the North West Illinois Food Bank. Please give if you can!
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  • Olivia Gauthier (left) and Kathleen Hannon (right)

    National Merit Finalists Announced

    Saint Viator High School learned Monday that both students, Olivia Gauthier and Kathleen Hannon, who were recognized as Semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program, have now been named Finalists.
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  • Class of 2025 Parent Presentation

    Parents who were not able to attend the Class of 2025 Parent Virtual Meeting on Thursday, February 4, can access the presentation here. It is also now available on the Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Student Information and Materials Resource Board on Blackbaud.
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  • Saint Viator Athletes Sign College Letters of Intent

    Character, work ethic, and sacrifice. Those traits kept coming up Wednesday at the Winter Signing Day ceremony, where four Saint Viator student-athletes signed national letters of intent to play at their chosen colleges.
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  • Christine Chen ’22 and Camila Mora ’22

    International Students Participate in Bilingual Story Time

    Last month, students from Saint Viator’s International Program created videos of bilingual read-alouds of popular American picture books. Working with youth librarians from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, they helped create two bilingual resources: "The Three Little Pigs" in Mandarin Chinese and "Five Little Monkeys" in Spanish. 
     
    Watch Alice Cao ’21 and Rickie Gao ’22 read “The Three Little Pigs,” and Christine Chen ’22 and Camila Mora ’22 read “Five Little Monkeys.” 
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  • January

    Saint Viator Receives 2020 AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

    For the second consecutive year, Saint Viator High School has been recognized with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award. Given annually by the College Board, the award recognizes schools for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles.
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  • A Lion for Life Podcast: Night of the Lion 2021: At Home Edition

    Despite restrictions on gatherings due to COVID, the annual Night of the Lion celebration will take place...in a new form. Night of the Lion: At Home Edition will spread the celebration across an entire week from February 26 through March 6. Learn more about how the event will evolve and how you can be a part of this important annual celebration as we discuss plans with Kristen Daniels in our latest episode of the A Lion for Life Podcast.
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  • Connor Kochera ’20

    Despite the Pandemic, Saint Viator Alumni Off to Fast Start in College Basketball

    As of this week, high school sports are finally back in action. But while they were on pause as the IHSA worked out its return to season plan, basketball fans could still follow alumni of Saint Viator High School playing—and starting in some cases—in the college ranks. 
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  • Fr. Dan Lydon '73 Announced as Next President of Saint Viator High School

    At Tuesday’s Board of Trustee meeting, it was announced that the Viatorian Board of Governors has appointed Fr. Dan Lydon, CSV, to serve as the next President of Saint Viator High School. Fr. Lydon will assume his role July 1, 2021, but will work closely with current President Brian Liedlich in the coming months.
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  • Photo by Youngrae Kim / Chicago Tribune

    "Daughter (Lizzy Murphy '10) Vaccinates Nurse Mom (Lynn Hogan '75 Griesmaier) Against COVID"

    Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune
    Read the latest from the Chicago Tribune on a legacy family leading the way in the battle against COVID. We are very proud of this family that has been a big part of the Sacred Heart and Saint Viator communities for many years.
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  • Big Shoulders Fund Tax Credit Scholarship Application Tool Kit

    The Big Shoulders Fund Tax Credit Scholarship Application, made possible by the Illinois Invest in Kids Act, opens next week Tuesday, January 12 at 8 a.m. Please see the Big Shoulders Fund Tool Kit for more information on the application process.
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  • Dean Deb Scerbicke Named Hearts of Gold Educator of the Year

    It is with an abundance of joy and Lion pride, that we announce that Dean Deb Scerbicke has been named the recipient of the 2021 Village of Arlington Heights Hearts of Gold Educator of the Year Award. 

    Each year, since 1999, the Village has recognized members of the community with the Hearts of Gold recognition in 11 different categories such as Business Leader, Volunteer, Mentor, Young at Heart, and others. The Special Events Committee receives dozens of nominations from throughout the community and then spends time evaluating, discussing, and determining the more deserving recipients. We couldn't be more pleased that Dean Deb has been selected to receive this well-earned recognition.
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  • SVHS Statement on Violence at U.S. Capitol

    Saint Viator High School condemns in every respect the abhorrent attack on the United States Capitol and our democratic process yesterday. The behavior of the individuals who so brazenly attacked a leading institution, both physical and metaphorical, of our country must be explicitly rejected by all in the name of freedom, equality, and justice. Further, we call upon elected officials who have nurtured and supported this behavior to step forward to denounce the behavior and take specific action to ensure it is never repeated in this country. Click "Read More" below for the full statement.
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  • Photo by the Chicago Sun-Times

    "The Winningest High School Basketball Programs of the Decade: No. 28 Saint Viator"

    Chicago Sun-Times
    "The Chicago Sun-Times is counting down the 50 high school basketball programs with the most wins during the decade..." and they kicked off their list with Saint Viator High School. Read the full story.
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  • Cate Reisinger ’21

    After Third Golf Recruit, Loyola Values Qualities Brought by Saint Viator Student Athletes

    Don’t look now but there seems to be a pipeline developing between Saint Viator’s boys’ and girls’ golf teams and Loyola University, and it’s benefiting both programs.

    In November, Cate Reisinger ’21, of Park Ridge, signed a national letter of intent to continue her game with the Maroon & Gold. She is the third Saint Viator golfer in two years to commit to playing in Division I at Loyola -- and she brings some firepower to their lineup.
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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.