Posted on September 16, 2015 · Posted in Blog

Vike Link September 2015

From the Office of the Principal,

As we enter October, make sure you are aware of various activities from the Vike-Hike to testing day, first quarter ending, and the junior ring ceremony.

Some Getting Involved activities:

Thursday, October 1. Young Hearts for life during English Classes. Over half of the students in the school have signed up for this free screening.  You can sign up here:

Wednesday, October 7 is Vike-Hike. The school day will start at 10:00 AM. Classes A-E will be in session. The Vike-Hike will take place after E period. Students will be provided with a hot dog lunch.

Sunday, October 4 is the Mothers’ Club Bingo. Doors Open at 12:00. First Bingo is at 2:00 PM. I hope to see all of you there.

Monday, October 12 is the first day when all student need to be in dress code. Students should wear STL polo’s. If a student wears an undershirt under the polo, it must be a white t-shirt. Students must wear dress pants with a belt and dress shoes with socks. A school reach will be sent out Sunday night October 11 at 7:00 PM with a reminder. The students will also be reminded during their lunch period on Friday, October 9 and over the PA before they leave school on Friday.

Friday, October 9 and Monday October 12 are shadow days for perspective students. If you have a younger son or know a family member or neighbor in 6-8 grades, please let them know of these Viking Visit days.

STL mom, Trish McGrath (Ryan’s mom) is coordinating student and parent volunteers to help at the October Pumpkin Fest at Toyota Park October 12-21. She needs volunteers from STL to help out.   Students may earn service hours, team of teams could work together and faculty and staff could choose a day to help out.

These are the days and times at Toyota Park:

Monday          10/12            3-9pm

Tuesday           10/13            3-9pm

Wednesday     10/14            3-9pm

Thursday        10/15            3-11pm

Friday              10/16            3-11pm

Saturday         10/17          9am-11pm

Sunday            10/18          9am-11pm

Monday          10/19            3-9pm

Tuesday           10/20            3-9pm

Wednesday     10/21            3-9pm

For more information please ctc  Trish McGrath at (708)-845-2655 or

Wednesday, October 14 is our annual testing day. This is important that students are not absent this day. This test is important for us to collect student data. Seniors should plan college visits for this day.

Friday, October 16, the first quarter ends.

Wednesday, October 21 is the ring ceremony at 7:00 PM.

Saturday, October 24 is the Laurenta Club Craft Show at STL. Contact school for more information.

Tuesday, October 27, the Garden Center for special needs students will be having their Halloween Party at STL. We need students and parents to help decorate after school and to chaperone the party from 7:00-9:00 PM. If you can help, contact STL.

Thursday, October 29 is parent teacher conference from 2:00-5:00/6:00-8:00. Students will be dismissed at 12:33.

I want to thank the parents and students who have come to me with various issues kind words and concerns. I truly appreciate this. Letting the school know when something is not right or is going well, really opens the lines of communication. These open lines of communication lead to solutions to concerns or issues. Going to the source, instead of spreading rumors or waiting weeks or months to let us know a problem exists, is what makes a school strong.   Letting a teacher know that he or she is doing a great job is exemplary. Never think of yourself as a troublemaker or pest because of something that happens at school that you may consider inappropriate or troublesome.

Also, do not be afraid to compliment a teacher or staff person when things are going well. My door is always open. Call me, email me, or schedule an appointment, I am more than willing to help you with whatever is on your mind. Writing letters and not signing them, sending anonymous e-mails or making phone calls and not giving your name are a poor way to communicate your concerns or issues. Unsigned letters and e-mails are discarded and phone massages with no names are not returned. Bottom line, if you have something on your mind, call the teacher, call the coach, call the administrator and we will work with you.

I have instructed the faculty to check voice mail and Email at the beginning and at the end of the school day. If you call or email a teacher and you do not receive a response within 24 hours, call me. If it is important enough for you to call the teacher, you should receive a call back.

If you think a teacher, coach, staff member or administrator is doing a good job, send me an email that I can pass along to the person and recognize them in front of their peers.

St. Laurence, pray for us. Blessed Edmund, pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts, forever.


Mr. James C. Muting