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School Receives Check for Tuition Assistance

December 10, 2018
By Admin

Thank you to Mrs. Misty Poe, Superintendent of the Diocese of Austin Catholic Schools, and Bishop Joe Vásquez for presenting a check for $8,505.20 toward tuition assistance on November 28, 2018. The funds are from the annual Celebrating Catholic Schools Awards Dinner and are split among all the 22 Diocese of Austin Catholic Schools! 

Read more about our honoree, Fr. Dean Wilhelm and the upcoming Diocesan Catholic Schools Dinner!

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St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School is located in northwest Austin, Texas, in an active and thriving community. Savio is a college preparatory school, to prepare young men and women to become faith-filled, visionary and inspirational leaders in service to the Church and the world. St. Dominic Savio offers a faith experience that encourages students to reach their full potential as caring, conscientious, and moral servant leaders. The vision is "Forming Servant Leaders in the Image of Christ." For any questions, please contact Cristina Almanza, the Director of Communications by email: calmanza@saviochs.org.

Students Experience Poverty Simulation

December 05, 2018
By Cristina Almanza

Mrs. Heyl's freshmen theology classes recently experienced a poverty simulation, led by Catholic Charities of Central Texas. The students experienced what it might be like to be part of a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. Each freshman student was a member of a specific family and had to respond to each of the activities according to that family role.

The Nattin Family pauses for a photo.
 
The Boling Family stops for a photo. 
 
One family experienced identity theft and lost their wages. Students experienced the possible stress that may come with unforeseen hardships during this simulation. 
 

Juniors and seniors from House Council, Christian Outreach, and the Timothy Team acted as vendors that the families had to visit throughout the simulation. They were the volunteer roles of a bank - in order to pay bills, a grocery store - in order to buy food, and a church or tax collection agency - to take care of their responsibilities to support their families.

A special thanks to Allison Cavazos and Catholic Charities of Central Texas for making this experience possible!

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St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School is located in northwest Austin, Texas, in an active and thriving community. Savio is a college preparatory school, to prepare young men and women to become faith-filled, visionary and inspirational leaders in service to the Church and the world. St. Dominic Savio offers a faith experience that encourages students to reach their full potential as caring, conscientious, and moral servant leaders. The vision is "Forming Servant Leaders in the Image of Christ." For any questions, please contact Cristina Almanza, the Director of Communications by email: calmanza@saviochs.org.

Savio Hosts Second Blood Drive

November 30, 2018
By Admin

On Thursday, November 8th, Savio hosted their second blood drive with We Are Blood. We Are Blood is a non-profit organization that gives donated blood to many hospitals around Austin. Christian Outreach leadership member, Senior Catherine Burkhart was in charge of making the blood drive happen and it was very successful! There were 32 potential donors and Savio was able to donate 28 pints of blood to help We Are Blood. Catherine is hoping to plan another blood drive in the second semester in April and to host the blood drive in the gym to encourage more people to donate and help We Are Blood collect more pints!  

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St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School is located in northwest Austin, Texas, in an active and thriving community. Savio is a college preparatory school, to prepare young men and women to become faith-filled, visionary and inspirational leaders in service to the Church and the world. St. Dominic Savio offers a faith experience that encourages students to reach their full potential as caring, conscientious, and moral servant leaders. The vision is "Forming Servant Leaders in the Image of Christ." For any questions, please contact Cristina Almanza, the Director of Communications by email: calmanza@saviochs.org.

Catholic Schools Dinner Honoree Announced

November 29, 2018
By Admin

Save the Date

As a kickoff to National Catholic Schools Week, please join the St. Dominic Savio Catholic School community at the Diocese of Austin 11th Annual Saints & Scholars: Celebrating Catholic Schools Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, featuring Curtis Martin, Founder and CEO of Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).

About Our Honoree

The Saints & Scholars: Celebrating Catholic Schools Awards Dinner recognizes the "unsung" heroes at each of the 21 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Austin. Fr. Dean Wilhelm, Pastor of St. William Catholic Church, is our honoree for the Catholic Education Service Award.  Fr. Dean eagerly supports the faith life of our school through his vocation as a priest by hearing many student confessions and celebrating Mass - even the 7:00 AM ones in our Chapel!

However, it is his over-and-above commitment to the Catholic high school education that makes him unique. By experiencing the life of the school, he has endeared himself to all. Viewed as a cheerleader for Savio, he can be seen on the sideline of football games, in the bleachers at volleyball and basketball games and taking front row at musicals and plays. Fr. Dean mentors students in their education and life plans. He has supported students in service projects and vocation awareness decisions. Finally, it is Fr. Dean’s heart for people, that has enriched the lives of students, faculty, and staff. He serves as a witness to our faith, and a model of service to our school.

Learn more about the Celebrating Catholic Schools Dinner!

Volleyball Athletic Signing

November 28, 2018
By Admin

On Friday, November 16, Savio Senior Brooke Price signed to play volleyball next school year with Texas Women's University. Many family members and friends gathered to witness this signing in the library. The Savio community is extremely proud of all of the accomplishments Brooke has contributed through her talent of playing volleyball. We wish Brooke the very best in the years to come with Texas Women's University. 

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St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School is located in northwest Austin, Texas, in an active and thriving community. Savio is a college preparatory school, to prepare young men and women to become faith-filled, visionary and inspirational leaders in service to the Church and the world. St. Dominic Savio offers a faith experience that encourages students to reach their full potential as caring, conscientious, and moral servant leaders. The vision is "Forming Servant Leaders in the Image of Christ." For any questions, please contact Cristina Almanza, the Director of Communications by email: calmanza@saviochs.org.

Varsity Basketball in First Place

November 26, 2018
By Admin

On November 15, the Savio Eagles Varsity Basketball Team won first place and were undefeated in the Brentwood Christian Basketball Tournament, after four games and a final score of 73 to 54. Congratulations Eagles!

Robotics Team Ranked #1

November 16, 2018
By Admin

On Saturday, November 10, the Savio Iron Eagles Robotics Team went 5 for 5 in their first league tournament of the season and are currently the #1 ranked team out of 50 teams in the Austin Metro League. Since it is early in the season, the robotics team will need to continuously improve to stay as the number one winning team.

The team is improving the robot and receiving more practice as they prepare for the next league meet on December 8th. St. Dominic Savio is hosting a Robotics Meet in the Gym, on Saturday, January 12th. Thank you for your support and we invite you to come out and watch the upcoming meets!

Swimming Athletic Signing

November 15, 2018
By Admin

This week, Savio Senior Hannah Espinosa, signed to swim next school year with the University of Mary Marauders in Bismark, North Dakota. Several family and friends gathered to witness this spectacular event in the library. The Savio community is extremely proud of all of the accomplishments Hannah has contributed through her talent of swimming. We wish her the very best in the years to come with the University of Mary. 

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St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School is located in northwest Austin, Texas, in an active and thriving community. Savio is a college preparatory school, to prepare young men and women to become faith-filled, visionary and inspirational leaders in service to the Church and the world. St. Dominic Savio offers a faith experience that encourages students to reach their full potential as caring, conscientious, and moral servant leaders. The vision is "Forming Servant Leaders in the Image of Christ." For any questions, please contact the Director of Communications, Cristina Almanza by email: calmanza@saviochs.org.