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Students Recognized for their National Merit Recognition

January 15, 2019
By Admin

This fall, 11 St. Dominic Savio students received National Merit Recognition. On Wednesday,  December 5, the school held a reception after Mass to recognize this extraordinary achievement. This spring, all 11 students and their families will be attending a reception at the Diocese of Austin to be formally recognized by Bishop Joe Vásquez. The list of students and their National Merit recognition is as follows: 

National Merit Commended Scholars

The National Merit Commended Scholars are; Nicholas B. Bianchi, Brandon Boettcher, Maximilian M. Forbes, Teresa A. Lacayo, Michael S. McCuskey, Matthew T. Meskill, Matthew G. Rabaey, Jonathan Shoemaker, and Diego Yanez-Laguna.

Missing: Jonathan Shoemaker 

 

National Hispanic Scholars

The National Hispanic Scholars are; Christopher Gonzales, Teresa Lacayo, Sydney Martinez, and Diego Yanez-Laguna.

National Merit Semifinalists

This year there were 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship program. Four students have received this recognition at St. Dominic Savio and will be notified this February if they have made Finalist standing. They are Michael S. McCuskey, Matthew T. Meskill, Jonathan Shoemaker, and Diego Yanez-Laguna.

Missing Jonathan Shoemaker

 

Congratulations to the students on their hard work and dedication to receive this academic achievement. Please contact Principal, Dr. Enrique Garcia, for any questions by email: egarcia@saviochs.org.

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.

 

 

Students Attend SEEK Conference

January 14, 2019
By Admin

Seven Savio Seniors and an Alumna attended the SEEK conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, January 3 - 7. They heard dynamic Catholic speakers like Paul J. Kim, Fr. Mike Schmitz and Chris Stefanik who gave talks on the topics, A Millenials Guide to Adulting, Anti-Fragile Faith, and Love Yourself: A How-To. The conference allowed the students to seek the Lord and encourage their openness to God's call. 

SEEK encouraged me to step up.

A few students shared about how the SEEK conference impacted their life.

SEEK encouraged me to step up to leadership by helping me to accept and ask daily for the grace offered by the Holy Spirit in courage and humility. Martha Myer

SEEK gave me a deeper understanding of my identity. I may not have my life figured out, but I learned about who I am which is a blessing in such a time when I am trying to figure out where I fit; the beautiful thing is, I fit into my Father’s embrace, because I’m His daughter, and regardless of how much I reject Him, He will save that spot for me. Michelle Gallagher

SEEK gave me a stronger sense of how to take my faith with me when I go to college and showed me that the Catholic faith is still alive in my generation. Caitlin McCauslin

SEEK reminded me that I need to alter my life so that everything I do is a reflection of God’s love for me, His daughter. Kira Winkeler

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.

Cheer Team Competes In State Championships

January 14, 2019
By Admin

The Savio cheerleaders competed at the TAPPS State Championships last week. This was the first state championships the team has competed in, in the history of the school. The Cheer team had a great experience showing the judges all they have learned and the skills they acquired through the year. 

The All-State Cheer Team Results: 

1st Team: Stephanie De Los Santos

2nd Team: Daismar Santos

Honorable Mention: Ava Williams

Congratulations Lady Eagles!

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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.

The Giving Tree Project

December 20, 2018
By Admin

Every Thursday, Savio students meet at 4:15 AM and drive to downtown Austin to help serve breakfast to the homeless guests at Feed My People. Two regular student volunteers, Kira and Sarah, were feeling called to bring the holiday cheer to the guests that attend the breakfasts. They decided to create a Giving Tree to ask the Savio community to help support the homeless they have come of know through the year.

This was not an easy task to begin, as Kira and Sarah met with each guest individually over the course of several weeks. They created a list based on gifts the guests specifically requested. They then crafted individual ornaments with the client’s name and the requests to hang on a giving tree at school.  

Through December, the Savio community rallied around the project and fulfilled more than 180 ornaments off the tree. Once all the ornaments with their gifts were returned, Sarah and Kira counted and organized the gifts for distribution. Kira and Sarah were able to distribute over 150 gifts to the Feed My People guests.

In addition to starting the Giving Tree, Sarah and Kira video-recorded interviews with a few of the regular guests and allowed them to share a portion of their story. They edited and presented the videos at school to introduce the guests to their classmates to show who the giving tree ornaments directly supported.

Kira and Sarah have set up the logistics so that this effort can be continued as an annual event. Next year, Sarah will bring on a new classmate to continue this tradition beside her. Both Kira and Sarah have truly embraced Savio’s vision Forming Servant Leaders in the Image of Christ.

Thank you to everyone who brought gifts to support the homeless. Thank you to the staff and students that delivered the gifts in person.

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.

A Year of Service

December 20, 2018
By Admin

Peyton Kilburn is a Class of 2018 Alumna and is serving on a squad of 40 missionaries between the ages 18-20. The missionaries serve alongside others who share a passion to grow as disciples of Christ. Peyton is traveling to three continents to share the Gospel among the unreached and live as a modern-day missionary. Peyton is traveling through Swaziland, Nepal, India, and Guatemala over the next few months with World Race

The following quote is from a blog post that Peyton shared after arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal this month: 

"We touched down in Nepal! I have been here for a week now and I am loving it. The rich culture and the beautiful people have forever touched my heart, and it is just the beginning. We got the opportunity to do things like go to a monkey temple and intercede for the spiritual darkness there, hang out with mothers at a house for homeless mothers, visit a rehab center and worship, pray and encourage them, and even visit a leprosy colony in the mountains of Nepal. Please continue praying for me and my squad as we continue our journey in Asia, as we will be in Nepal for one month and then to India for two months."

Read more about Peyton's Trips on her blog, follow her here: peytonkilburn.theworldrace.org.

 

 

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.

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.