Posted on January 2, 2015 · Posted in Blog

Vike-Link January 2015

From the Office of the Principal,

Parents,

This school year, we have been using our school reach system to notify parents of upcoming events. If you have not been getting these phone calls, please notify us, so we can check to see if we have the correct phone numbers. You will receive a call from school for school closings due to weather, special announcements or school emergencies. If school is cancelled due to weather, you will receive a phone call between 5:00-5:30 AM. Please do not call school. If you do not receive a phone call, we have school.

To Senior Parents: There will be a mandatory meeting for all senior parents concerning graduation, graduation mass, prom, transcripts and the end of the year activities on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM. All senior parents with their sons are encouraged to attend. Seniors have 139 days until graduation. It will be here before you know it. Please remind your son not to do anything to jeopardize his graduation. I ask you to remind your son not to put himself in a situation where he would not graduate with his class on Monday, May 18, 2015. He has worked too hard and you have made too many sacrifices in time and money not to see him graduate. Unfortunately, each year a situation presents itself where a student is denied graduation with his class for academic or disciplinary reasons. Let’s make this year one where everyone graduates on May 18.

All seniors should have their community service hours completed by April 1, 2015.

Father/Son lock-in from 10:00 PM-5:00 AM is on Saturday, January 17. Registration by January 9. Call the office for more details.

Mother Son dance is Saturday, January 31. This is a great time to spend with your son. It is a great evening. If you have a freshman son and he does not want to go to the dance, I urge you to insist that he goes. He will have a good time. Guaranteed. He will ask you to go the following year. Ask any senior mom, this is their last dance with their son. Many look forward to this event. It is just you and your son. Deadline is quickly approaching. Mom, bring yours son to the dance. It is a great time. Please be aware of the deadline for the Mother-Son Dance. Do not be late. There will be no exceptions. Every year the Mothers’ Club president is put in the uncomfortable position of telling a mom and son that they missed the deadline and cannot attend the dance. The Mothers’ Club needs to order food and gifts. The deadline must be followed. Please do not call me, because I will tell you the same thing. Check the STL website under Mothers’ Club for further details.

The excel Edge ACT prep program begins in February. Registration forms were mailed to all juniors in December. Students who took the class last year scored two points higher on the ACT on average than students who did not take the course.

Get involved, Dad: Spend some time with your son at STL. In February, the Father’s Club Super Bowl Party on Sunday, February 1, 2015.

Get involved in the Mothers’ Club, Fathers’ Club or other activities at STL. In previous Vike-Links, I mentioned that studies have shown that students whose parents are involved in school have higher grade point averages than students whose parents are not involved in school activities.

Sophomore Parents: The Sophomores will be on retreat at various times over the next few months. Ask your son about the retreat.

Freshman Parents: I have eaten lunch with the Freshmen. I ate with 140 of 145 freshmen. If your son has not had lunch with me for some reason, let me know. Ask him about the lunch. E-mail me with any feedback. The lunches have been awesome. The kids are incredible.

Thank you for participating in the food drive and the toy drive in November and December. STL families were very generous and helped feed hundreds and make a special Christmas for all.

We will begin collecting coats in January. Stay tuned to a school reach announcement on the coat drive.

As 2015 begins, please keep our seniors in your prayers. Loving God, we give thanks for our senior class. We thank you for their many accomplishments over the past four years. Inspire them to dedicate themselves their last five months of high school to be even more successful. Help our seniors to fulfill their responsibilities and to enjoy the present, while maintaining a healthy perspective on the future. We pray in the name of Jesus, the Lord. Amen.

Respectfully,

Mr. James C. Muting, Jr.