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Welcome to the Second Week of Advent, Savio!

December 03, 2021
By Dr. Enrique Garcia

Welcome to the Second Week of Advent, Savio!

Eagles,

I hope you and your families are doing well, staying safe and healthy, and that your first week of Advent was filled with joy and Advent's hunger for Christ. As we begin the second week of Advent, I pray that this hunger fills you with a longing for and anticipation of the birth of Christ. We have so much to do before we leave for the Christmas Break, but we must not lose sight of the reason for the reason, the birth of Jesus Christ. Let us remember that we wait for more than a vacation filled with presents and parties, but that wait for the true reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ. 

Please join me in prayer for the second to the week of Advent:


 
Prayer for the Second Week of Advent
 
O holy, patient, and loving God, in this season of grace-filled longing, we await the coming of your Son and our Savior. It is difficult for us to remember that this is a holy time.
 
There are many distractions: commitments seem to pile up, and expectations are high.
 
In the midst of our busy world, our busy lives, we need your help to remind us of what is important and necessary.
 
While many of those things that we do not need will come to us in packages gleaming and bright, the one gift that will last comes from you alone, gracious God, as we grow in our awareness of your love.
 
Bless us, our family and friends, and the food and the company that we share. Increase in us a growing urgency to celebrate the birth of your Son, in whose name we pray.
 
Amen.
 

The second week of Advent is our last regular week of classes before mid-term exams. Please keep our students in your prayers as they prepare for their exams, that they may demonstrate their knowledge and growth. Also, pray for our teachers, staff, and coaches as they help our students close out the semester.

Have a week filled with anticipation for the coming of Christmas, and may you and your families prepare your homes and your hearts to Jesus, our Lord and Savior.

Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay strong. And remember, every day is a great day to be an Eagle!

Blessings, 

Dr. Garcia

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. –Philippians 2:3-4

Happy First Sunday of Advent, Savio

November 28, 2021
By Dr. Enrique Garcia

Eagles, 

Good evening. I hope you and your families had a blessed, healthy, and joy-filled Thanksgiving. As we return from the Thanksgiving holiday, we do so three weeks away from the end of the semester and the start of our Christmas break. Additionally, our return coincides with the beginning of the Advent season. 

In addition to being the start of the liturgical year, the Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and to the anniversary of Our Lord’s birth on Christmas*. As a community of learning, it makes sense that our students, faculty, staff, coaches, and sponsors see the next three weeks as a time to close out the semester and prepare for a much anticipated and deserved break after finishing three weeks of projects, exams, and competitions. However, as a community faith, God calls and invites us to prepare for the birth of Jesus, His Son and our Lord and Savior.

In anticipation of the start of our four-week journey, I invite you to join me in an Advent prayer: 


An Advent Prayer

Lord God, we adore you because you have come to us in the past.
You have spoken to us in the Law of Israel.
You have challenged us in the words of the prophets.
You have shown us in Jesus what you are really like.

Lord God, we adore you because you still come to us now.
You come to us through other people and their love and concern for us.
You come to us through men and women who need our help.
You come to us as we worship you with your people.

Lord God, we adore you because you will come to us at the end.
You will be with us at the hour of death.
You will still reign supreme when all human institutions fail.
You will still be God when our history has run its course.

We welcome you, the God who comes.
Come to us now in the power of Jesus Christ our Lord.


From everyone at St. Dominic Savio, have a blessed and joyful first week of Advent, and know that our prayers are with you throughout the Advent season. 

Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay strong, Savio. And remember, every day is a great day to be an Eagle!

Blessings, 

Dr. Garcia

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. –Philippians 2:3-4

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Happy Thaksgiving, Savio

November 19, 2021
By Dr. Enrique Garcia

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love is everlasting. Psalm 107:1

Eagles, 

Greetings and salutations. I hope that you and your families are doing well and staying safe and healthy. Every day, I am amazed by how blessed we are at Savio. Moreover, this realization became even more evident throughout the last year-and-a-half under COVID and heading into the start of the current school year. Therefore, as we prepare to go on break for the Thanksgiving Holiday, let us give thanks to God for all His blessings. Please join me in a prayer of thanksgiving:


ALMIGHTY GOD,
 
You sent forth your Son as a beacon of hope for all people.
As Teacher, He has given us prime examples of the importance of education. As disciples, we look to Him for inspiration and strength.
 
Thank You for the blessing of the many people who have dedicated their lives in service to St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School and its mission as a community of faith and learning to prepare our students to become faith-filled, visionary and inspirational leaders in service to the Church and the world.
 
Thank You for the faculty, staff, board members, coaches, and volunteers who sustain our school with their time, talent, and treasure.
 
Thank You for the parents, grandparents, and families, who give support and witness to the importance of Catholic education.
 
Thank You for the students who work hard to further their formation and education to become servant leaders in the image of Christ.
 
And thank You for allowing us to return to school in person and for keeping safe and in good health.
 
Bless St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School and the many people who advance our mission.
 
May Savio be a home for those who seek to grow in faith, love, intellect, and commitment to service.
 
In Your name, we pray. Amen.
 
St. Dominic Savio, prayer for us.

On behalf of the staff at Savio, have a safe, healthy, and joy-filled Thanksgiving with your family and friends. If you are traveling, we pray that you go and return safely and that you find your family and friends in good health. 

Have a great Thanksgiving, Eagles. Rest up because the remainder of the semester really flies by once we return from the break. Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay strong. And remember, every day is a great day to be an Eagle!

Blessings, 

Dr. Garcia

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. –Philippians 2:3-4

Iron Eagles Begin Competition with High Expectations

November 11, 2021
By Dr. Enrique Garcia

Iron Eagles Robotics Teams Begin Competition 

Eagles, 

Greetings and salutations! I hope you and your families are doing well and staying healthy and safe. 

On the heels of an incredible showing at the 2021 State Championships, Savio's Iron Eagle Robotics Team comes into the new competition season with high expectations. By the end of the 2021 Texas State Championship (State Cup), Savio's Iron Eagles Robotics Team #3708 had double-qualified for Worlds by winning the Inspire Award and the Think Award. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the World Championship was canceled. This would have been the 6th Savio team to advance to Worlds in the Iron Eagles' twelve-year history.


Iron Eagle Robotics Team after the 2021 Regionals Competition.

 
Iron Eagles at Regionals: Mentor Michael Butler Compass Award Recipient

 
Iron Eagles after the Texas Cup: Every day is a great day to be an Iron Eagle!

Riding the wave of success from last year, Savio's Iron Eagles Robotics Team have high expectations going into the new season of competition. However, this year, our Iron Eagles head into competition with not one but two teams. The two teams are Iron Eagles Optimus 3708 and Iron Eagles Prime 6272.

With two robots, the success of this year's Iron Eagles Robotics Team relies on two groups of amazing Savio students. Team Optimus 3708 has fourteen members. Prime 6272 has thirteen. Optimus 3708 is comprised primarily of upper classmen, while Prime 6772 is comprised of Freshmen and Sophomores.

Guiding these two teams is an experienced team of returning Mentors, including long-time mentor Mike Gregorio, and founding Mentor, Michael Butler, who received the Compass Award last year. Also returning are, Scott Barnes and Alex Thurlow, as well as our faculty sponsors, Mrs. Sylvia Wood and Ann Marie Girardot. 


Iron Eagles Robotics Team building their robot for competition.

 
Building robots takes a lot of work on the part of our Iron Eagles Robotics members.

 
Testing the robot for competition. 

 

On Saturday, November 13, Iron Eagles Robotics began the competition season at the Austin Metro League Meet 1 at Westwood High School. Optimus competed from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Prime competed from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. 

Savio's Iron Eagles Robotics Teams are ready for a great season of competition, and they eagerly invite the Savio community to come out and cheer them on as they aim to qualify for Worlds once more. Be on the lookout for details about upcoming AML competitions.

Have a great week, Savio, and remember, every day is a great day to be an Eagle!

Blessings,

Dr. Garcia

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:3-4

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