Campus News Posts
Savio Advanced Photography students collaborated together to create a large scale camouflage installation. Each camouflage scene was set up in the art room where students worked collectively to create these art pieces. The students were provided the opportunity to shoot using a DSLR camera, edit their photos with Photoshop in Adobe Creative Suite, and print their pictures using a Cannon printer to accurately display color and technique.
Congratulations to our students for their hard work as they were able to refine their skill in photography.
Savio's Eagles and Lady Eagles golfers competed Monday in the district tournament at Grey Rock Golf Course, a site of past successes for the teams. Unfortunately, the teams' totals were not quite low enough to advance to regional play. In an uncanny repeat of the boys' previous two appearances at district, the girls' team fell just a single shot short of advancing.
The day started calm, with little wind and a pleasant coolness in the south Austin air. By the end of the day, in a steady wind, the boys found themselves unable to make up ground on the regional qualifiers, who were led by the strong play of Midland Christian.
The bright spot of the day for Savio was the play of freshman Vera Yi, who will advance on to regionals in the individual competition. Yi shot an impressive 82 to earn second-place medalist honors, and will represent Savio at River Place Country Club next Monday. Wish Vera luck as she competes against the best lady golfers in the region!
Mr. Daniels traveled to Notre Dame University last week, along with Mr. Whitworth, the Assistant Superintendent of the Catholic Schools office, and Mrs. Gee, Principal of St. Louis Catholic School. They traveled to meet the four new ACE teachers who will be serving in Diocese of Austin for the next two years. ACE is the Alliance for Catholic Education. ACE is a Notre Dame program that places college graduates as teachers at Catholic high schools in communities throughout the United States. ACE teachers live and work in their assigned communities for two years while they earn a Master's in Education from Notre Dame University.
Next year, St. Dominic Savio will be gaining Mr. Levi Biasco, pictured in maroon on the right. We are thrilled about their commitment to serve in the Diocese of Austin!
Over the weekend, student members of the National Art Honor Society volunteered downtown at the Art City Austin festival at the Palmer Event center. Art City Austin Festival is the longest running art festival in Austin and is in its 68th year. The festival attracts many local and visiting artists to view fine art performances, music, and art installations. The NAHS members volunteered in the Children's Activity Tent and helped young artists create their own works of art.
Savio had its first Blood Drive today in effort to broaden awareness about the ability to donate a resource that unities us all and can save lives. The donation event was coordinated by one of the Christian Outreach club members, Peyton Kilburn, who is completing her senior project for the school.
As a result of her efforts, a total of 32 people gave, or attempted to give, their blood and there was a total of 24 pints collected today. Any Savio community member can still give blood at any of the We Are Blood Donation locations around Austin, and Round Rock. If you donate, please mention St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School and they will add it to the grand total.
It has become a tradition to celebrate athletic signings at St. Dominic Savio. On Tuesday, April 10th Mark Lacayo signed to play football at Abilene Christian University in the fall. We celebrated the event by inviting Mark's family and friends to hear a congratulatory speech from his football coaches. We are proud of Mark Lacayo and his representation of Savio as he plays at Abilene Christian in the future!
On Friday, April 6, 2018, St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School hosted the Diocese of Austin Band and Orchestra Festival in the Gym. Many students from surrounding Catholic school bands and orchestras descended upon the campus to participate in the festival.
Two ensembles performed from St. Dominic Savio. The String Orchestra played three lively songs, "Dos Fuegos" composed by Robert Sieving, "Forever Joyful" by Brian Balmages, and Quintus by Larry Clark. The Wind Ensemble played two energetic and emotional pieces, "Sparks" composed by Brian Balmages, and "Beyond the Seven Hills" by Michael Sweeney.
Once all the bands and orchestras had finished playing their pieces, all of the schools joined together to play "The Tempest" composed by Robert W. Smith. The sound of all the bands and orchestras filled the gym with a voluminous, instrumental sound!
Thank you to all of the parent and staff volunteers for their support of this event.
The Savio Musical Theatre will present You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown in the Savio gym on Thursday, May 3, 4 and 5 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 PM.
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, is a musical comedy from 1967, with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. The Story is based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz, in his famously known comic strip Peanuts.
Buy your tickets online or at the door. It’s a fun show for all ages, please come out to support the Savio Fine Arts department!