Campus News Posts
On Wednesday, August 8, the faculty and staff concluded in-service sessions with a prayerful candlelight ceremony, praying for the grace to share the light of Christ in the upcoming school year.
It was a wonderful opportunity to wrap up preparations for the year, by praying for the community and sharing the light of Christ with one another.
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, Mrs. Cristina Almanza, by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In June, a total of 22 Savio students and three adults traveled for a second trip to Tivoli and Austwell, Texas on a mission to assist with clean up from the 2017 Hurricane Harvey devastation. Tivoli and Austwell are located an hour north of Corpus Christi, Texas. The students stayed in the Austwell Community Center and worked on two houses over the course of four days.
The students were guided and taken care of by Rusty and Cindy Bailey, of Rusty Cindy Ministries. Rusty Cindy Ministries is a nonprofit and that specializes in repair and rebuilding homes after natural disasters.
Math Teacher, Mrs. Katie Artzt assisted with organizing this Mission trip for the second time this year. “The students worked alongside Rusty, while Cindy collected supplies and made sure all our needs were met,” said Mrs. Artzt. “Rusty made sure the students reflected and applied their work with scripture daily. Rusty and Cindy truly made the week special for the students.”
The first home the students assisted with, was owned by a 104-year-old woman, Ms. Francesca. Ms. Francesca needed the remaining paint, scraped off her home and repainted. The students assisted diligently with preparing and painting the home walls and trim. The students also painted her deck to match the freshly painted home. The house looked beautiful when all the work was completed.
Ms. Francesca also receives Holy Communion at her home often. She instructed the students to create a beautiful garden space where she could receive Communion. The students created a lovely garden and trimmed the lawn in the front yard to make the entire space beautiful. The students placed a statue of St. Francis of Assisi in the garden, who is Ms. Francesca's favorite saint. Fr. Paulson Panakal of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Tivoli, visited the garden to hold Mass for all present, and bless the garden.
The second home the students worked on, is owned by the Austwell Mayor, Mary Canales. Her home was nearly devastated from Hurricane Harvey and is still a work in progress. Students completed many tasks that required hard work and manual labor. They made much progress on the home to assist with further repairs. the students installed a window, rebuilt an outside wall, installed insulation in the attic, waterproofed and insulated the walls. An exterior wall was removed for repair, as the house electricity was rewired, and trenches were dug under the home to allow more drainage to occur in the future.
At the end of the trip, the students grew in their knowledge about home repairs, while serving the community of Austwell. They grew in fellowship and were grateful for the experience to serve others in need.
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School is located in northwest Austin, Texas, in an active and thriving community. Savio is a college preparatory school, founded by the Diocese of Austin, 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." Please contact the Director of Communications for any questions, Mrs. Cristina Almanza by email email@example.com.
Savio Senior student, Will Whitaker, was featured on the We Are Austin Lifestyle Show on CBS Austin, Friday morning, for winning the 2018 Texas 4H Food Show theme Fresh from the Farm. Whitaker was named the champion for his delicious recipe, Spaghetti Squash Italiano!
View the video to learn more about his accomplishment on the show and find a copy of this tasty recipe on the show page. Congratulations Will!
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School is located in northwest Austin, Texas, in an active and thriving community. Savio is a college preparatory school and was founded by the Diocese of Austin, 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 seeks to build a strong community of faith supporting the mission of the school forming well rounded, visionary leaders for the Church and the world. The vision is Forming Servant Leaders in the Image of Christ. Please contact the Director of Communications for any questions, Mrs. Cristina Almanza by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Class of 2017 Alumna, Sidney Brannam, for making the Softball All-UAA First Team and for her team making it to the NCAA Championship.
Brannam ranks second in the UAA with 15 wins (15-4 overall) and third with a 1.94 earned run average. She led the team in wins and earned run average as she totaled 108.1 innings pitched. Brannam allowed 30 earned runs over her 108.1 innings pitched on 117 hits, while striking out 49 batters. She earned UAA Pitcher of the Week honors twice during her freshman campaign. The Case Western Reserve Softball team finished the 2018 season with a 38-12 overall record and with championships at both Regionals and Super Regionals. Case Western Reserve qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament for the second time in program history during the campaign, and made it’s first-ever appearance in the final rounds of the NCAA Championships. CWRU finished tied for fifth at the championships, which is the highest national finish for any team in Case Western Reserve University athletics history.
A St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School senior, Jose-Miguel Guevara-Hernandez was recognized at Mass on Wednesday, May 24th for his acceptance into the Undergraduate Seminary for the Congregation of Holy Cross. Jose-Miguel received a special blessing from a priest from the Congregation of Holy Cross, Fr. Dennis Strach, CSC, who currently serves as the parochial vicar of St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church. Please keep Jose-Miguel in your prayers as he makes preparations to begin his studies for the priesthood in the fall. To learn more about the Congregation of Holy Cross, visit their website.
This week, two Savio students signed Letters of Intent to run track next year for two different Universities.
Arriana Islas officially signed a Letter of Intent with East Texas Baptist University in Dallas to run track next year.
Elias Sanchez signed a Letter of Intent with Dallas Baptist University to run track in the 2018-2019 school year.
The faculty and staff at St. Dominic Savio are proud of both Arriana and Elias, they have worked hard for four years and it is an honor to have two students representing the school through both Track programs.
On May 19, 2018, three Savio Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Engineering students, competed in the 2018 Project Lead The Way Chevron Design Challenge in Houston.
The three students that participated as a team of three, were Barry Fang, Anthony Garner, and Gabrielle Muniz. They work together as the Savio Inventors team. A total of 45 teams from Texas participated in the challenge at UT Tyler. In order to participate, students were required to be currently enrolled in the PLTW Introduction to Engineering (IED) or have completed PLTW IED.
In the contest, each team was given a design brief in the morning and worked collaboratively and tirelessly throughout the entire day to create an original design that met the design specifications. Teams used Autodesk Inventor software to design parts, assemblies, drawings, and animated presentations. At the end of the day, all teams presented their original designs to Chevron judges, PLTW and UT-Tyler representatives, friends, and families. The top four winning teams won large prizes, that included PlayStation 4 consoles!
The Savio Inventors thoroughly enjoyed the challenge, learning about engineering careers and networking with the representatives from Chevron, UT-Tyler and PLTW! They look forward to attending again next year and taking more Savio classmates!
This year, 26 students participated in the National Latin Exam. Out of the 26 Savio students that participated, 10 students received recognition for receiving scores above the national average. The National Latin Exam sent the 10 students a certificate and four students a medal to highlight their achievement.
“Over a third of our students displayed knowledge and skill in Latin, higher than the national average. I'm so proud of our many exceptional Latin scholars!” said the Savio Latin Teacher, Mrs. Meghan Goertz.
Every year, there are over 150,000 Latin students across the country that participate in the exam. The National Latin Exam is sponsored by both the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League. The exam is a 40 question multiple choice test with a time limit of 45 minutes.
Below, are the list of 10 Latin students that received recognition for receiving a high score on the Latin exam, listed by class.