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5th Annual Cuts for Cancer Event

January 17, 2018
By Admin

The Savio Cheerleaders will be hosting the 5th Annual Savio Cuts for Cancer on February 9, 2018, 2:30 pm.

Savio Cuts for Cancer was started five years ago by a Savio Cheerleader to honor the mother of her best friend, Ms. Thea Williams. This year, St. Dominic Savio is honoring the memory of Thea Williams for the 5th Anniversary of the Cuts for Cancer event.

This event will allow for anyone to cut a minimum of 8 inches of hair to donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. All ponytail donations collected during the event, will help make wigs for those who have lost their hair, while battling cancer.

In addition to the ponytail donations, monetary donations will be collected and sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

You can support the event by purchasing a special 5th-anniversary t-shirt or by becoming an event sponsor. All purchases will be accepted by January 23rd.

If you are interested in donating your hair, please contact the Athletic Director, Ms. Crystal Clark at cclark@saviochs.org, by January 23rd.

If you are interested in purchasing an event t-shirt visit the link to order by January 23rd

All Savio Classes & Activities Cancelled Tuesday, January 16, 2018

January 15, 2018
By Admin

Due to inclement weather conditions, all St. Dominic Savio classes and activities are cancelled for Tuesday, January 16th. Please assume that school will be open on Wednesday unless another notification is sent. As always, we follow the decisions of Round Rock ISD, but families are advised to pay special attention to their local conditions in order to determine if it is safe to travel.

Savio Boys and Girls Swim Teams Win District

January 12, 2018
By Admin

St. Dominic Savio CHS hosted the 2018 TAPPS District Championship meet at Southwestern University in Georgetown on Wednesday, January 10th. There were 11 other teams competing at the meet. The boys and girls teams were able to score enough points at the top and in depth to duplicate last year's results with a repeat first place finish at district. 

This was a critical first step in getting ready for the regional state qualifier in San Antonio in just two weeks. Congratulations to all!

Savio Wins Indeed Software/LASA Computer Science Tournament

January 08, 2018
By Admin

The first computer science tournament of 2018 was held at Indeed Software in Austin, co-hosted by the Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) high school. Over 130 students competed with teams from Houston and San Antonio. The UIL 4A State champion attended as well as all of the top Austin schools. The Savio tournament team was represented by Michael McCuskey, Matthew Meskill, and Jonathan Shoemaker this weekend.  

Each team consisted of three students, who took individual written tests, followed by a programming contest in which all three students tried to solve a set of twelve problems in under two hours.  After the written exam, Savio placed sixth, needing a strong performance in the programming round in order to place further in the tournament.  Savio managed to solve 11 out of the 12 problems, coming closest to Westwood High School who solved nine problems, and no other school managing more than six.  These results named Savio the tournament champions, edging out all other teams in the overall competition.  Congratulations to the Savio team on their hard work and dedication!

 

 

Savio Football Players Nominated All-State and Academic All-State

December 18, 2017
By Admin

Congratulations to the following players for being nominated to TAPPS Division V All-State Football Team:


Offense:
1st Team: Patrick Nicholson (Center)
                 Mark Lacayo (Receiver)
                 Dmitri Winkeler (Tight End)

2nd Team: Clay Orrison (Quarterback)
                   Brandon White (Offensive Line)
                   Skyler Robinson (Running Back)
                   Johnny McNaughton (Receiver)

Honorable Mention: Troy Foster (Running Back)
                                   Brennon Walsh (Receiver)

Defense:
1st Team:
 Dmitri Winkeler (Defensive End)
                  Brandon White (Linebacker)
                  Mark Lacayo (Defensive Back)
                  
2nd Team: Patrick Nicholson (Defensive Line)
                   Garrett Veenis (Linebacker)
                   Johnny McNaughton (Defensive Back)

Honorable Mention: Seth Arizola (Defensive Line)
                                   Skyler Robinson (Linebacker)
                                   Troy Foster (Defensive Back)

Congratulations to the following Athletes for being nominated to TAPPS Academic All-State:
 

Dmitir Winkeler, Clay Orrison, Johnny McNaughton, Patrick Nicholson,Skyler Robinson

Savio Students Recognized for Service to Homeless

December 15, 2017
By Cristina Almanza

St. Dominic Savio Catholic School students are recognized for serving at the Feed My People during the 9th Annual Spirit of Compassion awards Dinner held by the Foundation of the Homeless.  Each Thursday, a group of Savio faculty, staff and students depart the school at 4:30 AM to help serve breakfast to the homeless in downtown Austin at the First United Methodist Family Center.

Mrs. Katie Artzt is one of the teachers that attends Feed My People with the Savio students on Thursdays, “The students never set out to do this work in the hopes of recognition. Instead, they dedicate their Thursdays to showing up at Savio at 4:30 in the morning. They have learned that service is two parts: first, showing up and doing what is needed, not what they want o do. Secondly, being present is the most important part to form bonds and friendships with people they would never encounter. The students now think about those they serve during the week and look forward to seeing them again, like they would their friends each week.”

Cameron Kologinczak, Class of 2017 Alumni,
attended the Awards Dinner to thank the Foundation
of the Homeless for the work they continue to do.

 

This all began in 2014, when the junior class of St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School were on a Street Retreat in downtown Austin. The Street Retreat is a pilgrimage that Savio students make their junior year to encounter Jesus Christ in one another and anyone living on the streets. When the Savio students saw the need for the program to feed the homeless through the Feed My People program, they asked to continue to serve additional Thursdays to offer food and become a friendly, caring presence to the homeless of Austin. 

One of the students, Kira Winkeler, has been impacted by the experience, stating, “Feed My People has changed my perspective on how I view the homeless in Austin. Instead of just seeing a homeless person on the street corner, I now see someone who is struggling with something beyond their control and is asking for my help. Sacrificing three hours of sleep to see how God works through the volunteers and the people attending the breakfast is worth it. You don't have to go every week, attend at least one time, and see how much we take for granted - a good conversation, a snack, a friend - are the very things people desire more than anything. If you can't go to Feed My People, I challenge you to smile and greet the next homeless person you encounter. As humans, we were made for human connection. Sometimes, a simple smile and hello can be worth more than a meal.”

Savio Principal, Morgan Daniels comments on this award, “I am proud to see our students honored for an award that reflects their commitment to servant leadership and working with others. Our students who participate in the Feed My People program really live out the commitment to servant leadership, which we strive for at Savio. In turn, the students learn so much about other people and members of the homeless community through their participation in this program.”

Please contact the Principal, for any questions by email: mdaniels@saviochs.org

Catholic Schools Dinner Honoree Announced

December 14, 2017
By Admin

Please join St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School and 21 other schools in the National Catholic Schools Week celebration, for the Diocesan 10th Annual Honor Roll: Celebrating Catholic Schools Awards Dinner.

The Awards Dinner will recognize the “unsung” heroes at each of the 22 Catholic Schools and will help raise needed funds for Catholic School families around the Diocese of Austin.  

The Celebrating Catholic Schools Dinner is on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Town Lake, featuring America’s Next Top Model Leah DarrowThe Award Dinner Presentation will begin at 7:00 pm. Please visit the Catholic Schools Diocese of Austin website to purchase a table or find more details about the event.

About Our Honoree

Mike Perkins has served St. Dominic Savio as a parent with his wife, Sharon, and daughter Susan, who was a student in the inaugural sophomore class and the first graduating class in 2012. Mike has served as an advisory member of the Board of Directors, since before Savio opened its doors in 2009.

Calling on his experiences as Chair and/or Director of the Boards at each of his children’s Catholic schools, Mike has assisted Savio as the Chair of the Development Committee for seven years and the Catholic Mission Committee since its inception.

Mike was instrumental in St. Dominic Savio’s participation in the FOCUS SEEK conferences since 2015. This has greatly assisted with the spiritual growth of our Senior students as they grow in their personal faith lives prior to matriculating in college. He has served on the Selection Committee choosing our principal and arranged for Fr. Mike Schmitz to celebrate the Eucharist and speak to the entire student body; a memorable experience for all. We are truly grateful to Mike for his impact in helping Savio “form servant leaders in the image of Christ.” 

9th Annual Book Fair is A Success

December 13, 2017
By Admin

On Saturday, November 11th, St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School held it 9th annual book fair at the Barnes and Noble Lakeline Mall location.

This year, the book fair was coupled with the Fine Arts Department Coffee House, open mike feature. With all the wonderful activity of listening to our students perform and their families and friends supporting them, activity for the Book Fair also increased, making the fair a momentous success! The online Book Fair continued through Thursday of the following week.

Thank you for everyone’s participation, both in-store and online, as well as food and beverage purchases at the in-store Starbucks. The Savio Library was able to make over $235 to spend! The Barnes and Noble managers said that they had never seen the line wrapped around to get an item at Starbucks. 

With these proceeds, we can buy more quality books to build up our Library, as well as purchasing books requested on teachers’ Wish Lists. Thank you to the parents and students who performed and listened. Thank you especially to Mr. Doug Schneider for his leadership in the Coffee House and Mrs. Otten for all her support. Be sure to check out and read our new books!