Vike-Link October 2014
From the Office of the Principal,
As we enter October, make sure you are aware of various activities from the
Vike-Hike, testing day, homecoming week, first quarter ending, and the junior ring ceremony
Some Getting Involved activities:
Wednesday, October 1 is Vike-Hike.
Saturday, October 4 is the homecoming dance. We could use parent chaperones. The dance is from 7:30-10:30. If you could spare an hour or two, it would be appreciated. Call me or e-mail me and I will give you the particulars.
Sunday, October 5 is the Mothers’ Club Bingo. I hope to see all of you there.
Monday, October 6 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 5 at 7:00 PM with a reminder. The students will also be reminded during their lunch period on Friday, October 3 and over the PA before they leave school on Friday.
Friday, October 10 and Monday, October 13 are shadow days for prospective 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.
Wednesday, October 15 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 17 the first quarter ends.
Wednesday, October 22 is the ring ceremony at 7:00 PM.
Saturday, October 25 is the Laurenta Club Craft Show at STL. Contact school for more information.
Monday, October 27 there will be a meeting for all students and their parents who are participating in Winter sports at 7:00 PM in the gym.
Thursday, October 30 is parent teacher conference from 2:00-5:00/6:00-8:00. Students will be dismissed at 12:33.
Friday, October 31 there are no classes in session
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 letter 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 voicemail at the beginning and at the end of the school day. If you call 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.
St. Laurence, pray for us. Blessed Edmund, pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts, forever.