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Spring Music Concert Impresses Community

May 17, 2019
By Admin

On Friday, May 10th, the St. Dominic Savio Music Department held the Spring concert at the Gym. The Bands, Choirs, and Orchestras performed pieces that highlighted their talents and skills learned from the year. The Music Department is looking forward to building upon these successes during the next school year. Any students that are interested in being a part of the music department in any capacity should not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Schneider or Mrs. Pish. 

Choir

The combined Concert and Chamber choirs performed music from their TAPPS contest performances at the Spring concert.  Their pops selections included the Beatles’ favorite “Let it Be” and Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” 

For the concert portion of the competition, their selections included “A Scottish Lullaby” and the spiritual, “Keep Your Lamps,” which was a favorite of the singers!

To finish out the school year the music department will be taking a trip to Main Event for some fun together and then attending a performance by the Austin Symphony this Saturday, May 18.  The choirs will also be singing at the Baccalaureate Mass.

Instrumental Music

For their final concert, the band and orchestra students performed their sweepstakes award-winning concert programs that they performed for the TAPPS competition earlier this Spring. In addition, each ensemble performed one pop piece. The band performed "Africa" by Toto and the orchestra performed "Remember Me" from Coco. To end the evening, both ensembles performed "Bohemian Rhapsody" together as a full orchestra. It was truly a night to remember! Congratulations to all students involved.

2018-2019 Guitar Ensemble
 
2018-2019 Jazz Band
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, Cristina Almanza, by email: calmanza@saviochs.org.

Computer Science Finishes Year in First Place

May 13, 2019
By Dr. David Shoemaker

The St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School Computer Science team had a great finish to the year with a string of first place wins.  

Code Quest

First came the Lockheed-Martin Code Quest competition in Fort Worth.  Over 200 students competed in teams of three or less to solve 25 coding challenges in less than two and a half hours.  In addition, students were given an up-close tour of the building of F-35 airplanes as they were driven around in golf carts to tour the facility.  Lockheed-Martin gave all the students a set of gifts and multiple meals. When the dust settled, Brandon Boettcher, Jessica Shoemaker, and Jonathan Shoemaker won 1st place in the advanced division winning by a tie-breaker, for having solved a harder set of problems.  The members were given medals and a large team trophy.  In addition, the same contest was run around the world in 25 different sites on the same day. The Savio team scored in the top three of this overall competition, although final results have not been revealed.  This tournament is likely the largest national tournament held every year.  

TCEA Competition

Second, the teams attended the Texas Computer Science Education Association (TCEA) competition held in Austin.  Teams from Richardson, Plano, Austin, and San Antonio traveled to compete in the state championship for TCEA.  Teams were divided into divisions based on the number of years of computer science taken and the size of the school.  The team of Jessica Shoemaker and Tony Le placed first in the novice section of Division II.  They won a large trophy and individual medals for their efforts.  In addition, they had the highest novice score among all divisions and would have placed well in the advanced division.  In the advanced section of Division II, Brandon Boettcher and Jonathan Shoemaker, also took first place and were one of only two teams in attendance, to sweep the advanced problem set.  

This ends a great year for the Computer Science Team, and many tournaments against the largest and most successful teams in the state were won!  The teams traveled from Houston to Dallas to compete against the top schools in the state, establishing Savio as a powerhouse along the way. Given that Texas is recognized as one of the top Computer Science states in the country, our students managed to rise up, compete, and win against the best of the best.  

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, Cristina Almanza, by email: calmanza@saviochs.org.

 

Eagles Break State Records In Track

May 07, 2019
By Admin

Saturday, May 4th, started out as a cool, overcast morning and turned into a sun-splashed gorgeous afternoon in Waco as the Track Teams competed in the TAPPS State Track Meet.  It was a successful run for the State Title as the small group of Lady Eagles produced an outstanding performance against their much greater in numbers 6A competition. 

Team Results

The Eagles finished in 3rd place overall in the TAPPS 6A State Track Meet Saturday in Waco and broke several personal records in their events. View men's and women's results of each individual below.

Women Individual Results

Junior, Elle Bartholomew won 5th place in the 800m and 5th place in the Long Jump.

Freshman, Erin Kolenda won 5th place in the 100m hurdles. 

Freshman, Hali Murphy is a state champion in the 400m with a time of 55.59, setting a new state meet record in the 400m event. She also won 3rd place in the 100m.​

Freshman, Autumn Wilson is the state champion in the 100m with a time of 11.82, breaking the 100m state record. She is also a state champion in the 200m with a time of 24.34, also breaking the state record! Wilson won the state championship for the Long jump.

As a result of her accomplishments, Wilson was awarded the TAPPS 6A Female Athlete of the Meet, scoring a total of 35 points for her team. This was the highest number of points scored by any single athlete at the entire Championship in any classification. She was also awarded the Regional Female Athlete of the Meet at the TAPPS Regional Championships prior to State. 

The Lady Eagles are state champions in the 4 x 400m Relay. The 4 X 400 team was Elle Bartholomew, Erin Kolenda, Hali Murphy, and Autumn Wilson.

Men Individual Results

Junior, Connor Buchanan won 3rd place in the High Jump clearing 6'2"!

Junior, Troy Foster won 6th place in the 200m. 

"Congratulations to Coach Tommie Baker and the Track Team on a great season, and to all the Spring Sports teams, coaches, and athletes!  Well done Eagles!" Coach Crystal Clark

 

 

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, Cristina Almanza, by email: calmanza@saviochs.org.

Savio Welcomes New Athletic Director

May 03, 2019
By Admin

This week the new Head Athletic Director was announced during the Principal's Coffee. It is our honor to introduce Mr. Michael Matamoros to the Savio community. Mr. Matamoros will be officially welcomed the last week of May.

Michael Matamoros is a graduate of the University of The Incarnate Word, with a B.S. in Kinesiology. For the past 8 years, he has been employed at Santa Clara of Assisi Catholic Academy, a Catholic school in the Diocese of Dallas, as their Physical Education Teacher and Athletic Director. During his time there, he worked to implement change in the way his students and their families viewed fitness. His annual 5K for the Kids is a prime example of just that. For the past year, he has taken on the role of Assistant Marketing Director and has been integral in the development of the new School and Athletic logo, as well as many other facets of Marketing. In addition, he coached Men’s Soccer at Bishop Dunne High School for nine years and helped build a winning program that consistently made and advanced in playoffs, along with having a student-athletes sign with several Universities. Most recently, he decided to continue his love for coaching and soccer by volunteering as a coach for Arsenal FC.

To date, Mr. Matamoros holds his U.S. Soccer National D, E, and F coaching licenses, and will continue to work toward developing his knowledge for Soccer. He is currently enrolled in The University of Notre Dame’s ACE Graduate Program for Inclusive Education. When he is not involved in all things Athletics, he enjoys spending time with his family, including his nieces and nephew, the Cowboys, and being outdoors. 

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, Cristina Almanza, by email: calmanza@saviochs.org.

Jewelry Design Lesson Receives A Blessing

May 01, 2019
By Admin

On Wednesday, May 1st, after all Rosaries were completed in Mrs. Robbins' Jewelry Design class, Fr. Jared Cooke, Parochial Vicar at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, stopped by the art room to bless the Rosaries after the school Mass. Last week in Jewelry Design class, all 22 students learned to wire beads to make a Rosary. Each student chose her own beads to create a pattern or color scheme of choice. 

The Jewelry Design course introduces students to jewelry design as an art form. Students explore various materials and techniques while working on the fundamentals of design. Students learn about the history of jewelry and wearable art while creating their own original pieces. Mrs. Celeste Robbins teaches this course at St. Dominic Savio and incorporated the lesson on creating Rosaries. 

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, Cristina Almanza, by email: calmanza@saviochs.org.

2019 Promise Week

April 26, 2019
By Admin

2019 Promise Week is Monday, April 29 - Friday, May 3. This is the uniform schedule, the focus of each day and the daily prayer the school will reflect on together. 

Not too Much Monday

Monday we are focusing on saying no to drugs. To emphasize staying away from drugs, families will pass out Smarties during family time. Students are to wear the color white on this day.

Prayer: Dear Father, please strengthen us to guard against the dangers of drugs. These dangerous substances harm us emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and especially physically. Help us to remember that we are made for something better and higher than to take drugs just to fit in, look cool, or separate ourselves from reality. The harsh truth about drugs is that they hurt us, people around us and even society. God of strength, please help us to live in this truth. We ask this all through Christ our Lord.

Distracted Driving Tuesday

Tuesday we are focusing on the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol. Students will gather in the gym for assembly to hear a motivational speaker share their experiences of the dangers of driving while intoxicated. Students are to wear the color black on this day.

Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to remember the dangers of drinking underage and driving under the influence of alcohol. Help us to recognize that it impairs our ability to drive defensively and be cautious on the road. Empower us to resist the temptations of drinking and other harmful substances that could endanger us physically and mentally. We ask this all through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Wondrous Wednesday

Wednesday we are centering on Jesus our wondrous Lord and discerning his will for our lives. We will gather as a Savio community during Holy Mass to worship and honor our God and all the sacrifices he has made for us. Students are to wear their Savio Mass uniform on this day.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, don’t let us go astray. We are suffering from many things in life, from school stress and worry, to college applications, to friendship trouble. Many of us are currently trying to figure out who we are and what our purpose in life is as young men and women of God. Guide us with your love and patience as we advance in our high school career. We ask this all through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Incredible Thursday

Thursday we are focusing on the power and importance of families and parents. The image of a family mirrors the image of the Body of Christ, and families are God’s gift to His children to give us a picture of how magnificent His love is for us. Families will have parties today and watch Incredibles 2. Students are to wear the color red on this day.

Prayer: Dear Father, today we simply ask that you remind us that we are Your children. You are the maker of our desires, the source of our spirits, the yearning of our hearts. You instilled in us something that no human has ever been able to truly fathom: the soul, which is created to receive love and nurturing by You and only You. We ask that you place in each family in the world seeds of goodness and life, so that they may grow in relationship with You. We ask this all through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Selfcare Friday & the Feast Day of St. Dominic Savio

Friday we are focusing on self- love. Students will be reminded that love of self is very important and crucial to success as a person. Cookies will be passed out in the commons during lunch. Students are to wear the color blue and yellow on this day.

Prayer: Dear Father, high school is an important part of our path to self-discovery. Through this fun and challenging time, remind us to care for ourselves by nurturing our bodies and souls with your goodness and truth. If we are nurtured by the Holy Spirit, that positivity will spread to others and create communities of happiness and harmony. Thank you for always offering your abundant life and love to us. We ask this all through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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, Cristina Almanza, by email: calmanza@saviochs.org.

Students Shown in Texas Tribune Video

April 26, 2019
By Admin

Savio students were recently shown in a mini-documentary series chronicling the passing of bills since Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The video shows the students working during their recent Mission trip to Rockport, Texas to help rebuild after Hurricane Harvey. 

View the Video

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, Cristina Almanza, by email: calmanza@saviochs.org.

Track Team Dominates Districts

April 17, 2019
By Admin

When an athletic team transitions to a new, and different district, the transition can cause nervousness of the unknown. This year’s track team has dealt with these changes with grace and the "unknown" has not affected the results! Each team player exceeded their expectations and made a big impact on this years results in the 6A District competitions, with multiple medals and personal records.

"As a coaching staff, we are extremely proud of their hard work and can’t wait to see them dominate at regionals!" Coach Tommie Baker

The Savio Eagles dominated in the District Track Results. The Girls team won 3rd place overall and Boys received 5th place overall. The students that qualified for regionals are as follows: 

Regional Qualifiers

Long Jump: Cole McHugh - 4th Place, Elle Bartholomew - 2nd Place, Autumn Wilson - 1st 

Shot Put: Troy Foster - 3rd Place, Seth Arizola - 2nd Place

High Jump: Connor Buchanan - 1st Place 

100 Meter Dash: Autumn Wilson - 1st Place, Hali Murphy - 2nd Place 

200 Meter Dash:  Autumn Wilson - 1st Place 

100 Meter Hurdles: Erin Kolenda - 3rd Place 

200 Meter Dash: Troy Foster - 1st Place 

4x100 Meter Relay: Mattvey Carter, Daniel Mitre, Joseph Chavez, Troy Foster - 1st Place 

4x200 Meter Relay: Joseph Chavez, Nathan French, Cole McHugh, Connor Buchanan - 2nd Place 

400 Meter Dash: Hali Murphy - 1st Place

800 Meter Dash: Elle Bartholomew - 1st Place 

4x200 Meter Relay: Justice Mason, Eva Zimmerman, Britney Frasier, Nikki Flowers - 2nd Place 

4x400 Meter Relay: Elle Bartholomew, Erin Kolenda, Hali Murphy, Autumn Wilson - 1st Place

Congratulations Eagles! 

St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School is located in northwest Austin, Texas, in an active and thriving community. St. Dominic 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, Cristina Almanza, by email: calmanza@saviochs.org.

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