Posted on May 2, 2014 · Posted in Blog

Vike-Link December 2014

From the Office of the Principal,


Please continue to speak to your son about social media. Ask him how he felt about the presentation that was given in November. We will continue to educate you and your son on the proper usage of social media. We will be having parent meetings soon and are currently putting together new policies and procedures on the use of social media at STL.

If you have not activated your Ed-line account, please do so as soon as possible. If you are having trouble with Ed-line or a faculty member is not keeping their Ed-line up-to-date, please contact Mrs. Hynes at 708-458-6900 ext.216.

Ed-Line is even more important because students who fail the semester must make up that half credit in summer school. If you have any questions, contact the office.

I want to thank the faculty, staff, students and parents for a wonderful Veterans Breakfast on November 10. Forty-three veterans and their sponsors attended the morning events. The veterans and students loved the day. I have never received such positive feedback from any event than I have from the veterans and their families after this Veteran day presentation. I want to thank our Korean War veterans who were our presenters this year.

The first semester will be ending in a few weeks. Check the Vike-Link for details for testing days and dismissal times.

I want to thank all the students and parents for their help during the Open House in November. Your help on tours, in the classrooms, in the gym and in the cafeteria was greatly appreciated. The next Open House is Sunday, December 7. I always say that our parents and our students are our best recruiters. Let neighbors, friends, and relatives with 7th/8th grade boys know about the Open House.

Thanks to the parents who attended the Mothers’ Club trivia night, the Laurenta Club Day at the Races, and the Viking pride dinner

Thanks to the Fathers’ Club for manning the outdoor concessions stand this year. We have had much activity on the football field. Your hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated. Not a week goes by that I do not get call or an e-mail complementing the people who work in the concession stand. People love the food, the welcoming atmosphere and working with the Fathers’ Club.

The school year is almost half over. Have you been involved at STL?   Have you attended an activity or event with your son? The four years go by fast. Get Involved!!! You will not regret it.

As we enter the Advent season, we begin looking ahead with hope to our celebration of the birth of Jesus who came among us as a helpless infant. Let’s try to make Advent more than a commercial season of shopping, more than a time to look forward to what we will get. Let’s make Advent a season to remember the birth of Jesus and to give to those who have less than we.

The lights and brightly decorated trees remind us of the true Light that we look forward to during Advent. Advent is an important time of preparation, a time to wait quietly as we look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus.

We enjoy parties and gift giving, but we must remember that what we celebrate above all is the festival of the birth of Jesus.

We look forward with excitement and anticipation to the celebration of Jesus’ birth. In honor of His coming into our world and sharing our humanity, we have Christmas and the time for leisure, relaxation and time with family and friends. During our joyous Christmas vacation, keep Jesus in your mind, body and spirit. Go to church together, spend time with your family, and practice the sacraments. This time of year is for family. The school semester is over. The final exams have been taken. A new beginning is upon us. Make sure you continue to thank the Lord during this holy season for your family. When all is said and done, family is forever.

On behalf of the faculty and staff of St. Laurence High School, have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!


Mr. James C. Muting, Jr.