Campus News Posts
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.
St. Dominic Savio’s “Iron Eagles” Robotics teams finished their season with a flourish on Saturday, May 12, at the first annual TAPPS State Robotics Championship, held at the Waco Convention Center. After posting a 5-1 record during qualifying rounds, Team “Prime” finished the competition ranked in 2nd place, and then chose their sister team “Optimus” to compete with them in the final elimination rounds of the tournament. The “Optimus/Prime” alliance then narrowly won their semifinal matches 2-0 before losing in the finals to the strong #1 alliance, made up of World Championship finalist Reicher Robotics from Waco and Austin’s own Saber Robotics from St. Gabriel Catholic School.
At the season-ending awards ceremony, Prime was also honored to win the “Strategic Thinking” award, and both Prime and Optimus were nominated for two other awards. Congratulations to both teams for a great finish to another successful robotics season!
On Thursday, May 10, Juniors and Seniors took a break from exams and classes for a game of flag football. The Senior and Junior girls played against each other in flag football, as competitive cheers could be heard. The Senior and junior boys stood by and coached the girls. The game ended in overtime 0-0. The boys took over and extended the game in overtime that still resulted in a 0-0 score. Fun was had by all students and faculty that were present!
Please join us in celebrating Mr. Daniels and his service at St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School for the last seven years as a teacher and principal. All are welcome to attend a reception on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Parish Activity Center after the 9:30 AM Mass.