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2019 Fall Play

November 18, 2019
By Cristina Mares, Director of Communications

Save the date on Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22 at 7:00 PM, St. Dominic Savio will be performing the fall play, The Man Who Came to dinner: a Hilarious Play in three Acts. Tickets are $5.00 each, cash and credit cards will be accepted! We hope to see you there!

The Cast

Mrs. Ernest W. Stanley: Erin Regan
Miss Preen: Lily Hallum
Richard Stanley: Adrian Gonzales
June Stanley: Abigail Staebel
John: Noah Aziz
Sarah: Mikey Bacon
Mrs. Dexter/Singer: Evangelina McCabe
Mrs. McCutcheon/Singer: Gabriella Zavala
Mr. Stanley: Michael Meeks
Maggie Cutler: Kristen Leary
Dr. Bradley: Ryan Ranc
Sheridan Whiteside: Sasha Falch
Harriet Stanley/Singer: Madalynne Myrick
Bert Jefferson: Noah Fox
Professor Metz: David Mackowski
Mr. Baker/Radio Tech/ Officer/Expressman: John Paul Sustaita
Michaelson/Westcott/Deputy/Expressman: Elijah Velez
Lorraine Sheldon: Keira Regan
Sandy/Expressman/Convict/Radio Tech: Juan Pablo Basualdo
Beverly Carlton: Alfonzie Stepney
Banjo: D.J. Bolin

Thank you to Mrs. Joyce Mink and Mrs. Annemarie Weis for leading and directing the show!

About the Show

The Man Who Came to Dinner is about a Witty, acerbic, famous radio personality, Sheridan Whiteside, who visits the home of prominent Mr. and Mrs. Stanley on a radio tour through Mesalia, Ohio.

When Sheridan Whiteside slips on the ice in front of the Stanley’s home, he is forced to convalesce at their home for the better part of December. Taking over the entire house, Whiteside hosts a slew of friends and acquaintances, accepts numerous uncommon gifts, and bans the Stanleys from using their own telephone. When his secretary falls in love and decides to stay in Mesalia, Ohio to get married, Whiteside hatches a hilarious plan to thwart her. When his plan goes awry, Whiteside must rely on ingenuity, a good memory, and luck to resolve the problem, showing that he does, after all, have a heart, albeit a small one. 

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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, Ms. Cristina Mares, by email: cmares@saviochs.org.

Student Eagle Project is Dedicated

November 18, 2019
By Cristina Mares, Director of Communications

Savio Sophomore, Alexander Lacayo, recently completed his Eagle Scout Project, the St. Vincent de Paul Statue and Prayer Garden. The project was dedicated by the Pastor at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (SVdP - 9500 Neenah Avenue), Fr. Ed Koharchik, on November 1, 2019, All Saints Day.

The garden features a statue of Saint Vincent de Paul, flowering plants and benches where people may gather, rest, and pray. The statue and prayer garden can be seen from the parking lot on the way to school Masses every week, at the front of the SVdP Church. 

Alexander and his parents would like to thank the parishioners, Boy Scouts, troop leaders, teachers, friends, and family members who made this possible through financial contributions, manual labor, moral support, prayers, and love.

Alexander is honored to give back to the SVdP Parish Community where he has spent so many of his formative years in school at Holy Family Catholic School, St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School, at Scout meetings, and attending weekly Mass. 

About Becoming An Eagle Scout

The Eagle Scout Rank is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America. Requirements to become an Eagle Scout include leadership, service, skill proficiency, completion of merit badges, and a strict code of behavior. The final step is an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes and leads. Since its inception in 1911, only four percent of Scouts have earned this rank.

Thank you to Mrs. Catherine Nawawi for sharing and contributing this story to St. Dominic Savio. 

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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, Ms. Cristina Mares, by email: cmares@saviochs.org.

A Miracle Season for Football

November 12, 2019
By Cristina Mares, Director of Communications

Savio Football made school history playing in the TAPPS Division V Championships on November 9. They lost 38-28 against the Village School Vikings in Houston. The team worked hard and won every other game this season!

After the 2018 season, and losing all 4 games, the team faced the possibility that there may not be Eagle Football this school year. The coaches, athletic directors, and the football team worked together and created what several people have acclaimed as a “miracle season.” We congratulate the football team on making school history this school year! Read an article in October about the football team making school history. 

The Principal’s Message this week carries more details from Saturday's game and more information about the team, please view the article by following the button below.

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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, Ms. Cristina Mares, by email: cmares@saviochs.org.

Cross Country Team Serves

November 08, 2019
By Cristina Mares, contributed by Mrs. Katie Artzt, Math Dept Chair

On Sunday, November 3, the Christian Outreach class facilitated the Cross Country team service opportunity this semester, and they assisted the Run for the Water Foundation. Run for Water is an organization that helps bring clean water to Burundi in East Africa.

Eleven students, accompanied by Cross Country Coach Tommie Baker, were responsible for running the kid's corner booth at Run for Water. The kid's corner booth was a place where kids chose to have their faces painted, create ornaments, receive a temporary tattoo, play in bubbles, and draw with chalk.

The Cross country students enjoyed serving the Foundation and were happy to assist with entertaining the children. The students also assisted the runners, as they were asked to manage the Gatorade fill-up station, which turned out to be a great challenge. The students were challenged to pour pitchers of Gatorade and stack the filled cups carefully and strategically.

In the end, the smiles on those kids' faces and the bonds made from the booth activities, was worth any challenge that they were met with during this opportunity.

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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, Ms. Cristina Mares, by email: cmares@saviochs.org.

Coats for Kids Drive

November 08, 2019
By Mrs. Stefanie Schiesser

St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School will be hosting a Coats for Kids drive November 11th - 22nd. There are many kids in our own community who don’t have the means to buy a coat for the winter season, and the generosity of the Savio community is needed. Between November 11th - 22nd,  Savio students are invited to bring any coats, hoodies, or jackets that they would be willing to donate; any size will work (Parents can donate too!) to their family room. 

Going on 33 years, Coats for Kids has hosted an annual community event that collects and distributes new and gently worn warm winter coats to the eligible youth of Central Texas and is one of the largest coat drives in the nation.

This is a competition against other private schools in the Austin area. A special prize will be given to the private school that collects and donates the most coats! We are also doing an in-school competition for house points and an ice cream party. The family that collects and donates the most coats will win an ice cream party.

Let’s kick off this coat drive and start collecting! May the best family win! Bring coats and drop-off in donation boxes in your family room starting on Monday, November 11! 

Thank you! ~ Mrs. Stefanie Schiesser

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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, Ms. Cristina Mares, by email: cmares@saviochs.org.

Parent Formation Night

November 05, 2019
By Cristina Mares, Director of Communications

Please save the date for Monday, November 11, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM in the Commons.  All parents, faculty, and staff are invited to attend an evening of theology, prayer, and conversation about the topic: "Why people leave the Church and how to bring them back." 

About the Speaker

Dr. Ben Akers is an Associate Professor of Theology and Associate Dean at the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado. He served for six years as the Director of the Denver Catholic Biblical School and Catechetical School in the Archdiocese of Denver helping grow it into the largest and most comprehensive diocesan Bible Study program in the United States. He has also taught as an adjunct instructor at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary and St. Francis School of Theology. He obtained a Master’s degree in Scripture while working as a campus missionary for FOCUS at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado (Boulder) (2001-2004). He went on to study and work in Rome, Italy directing a study abroad program for Christendom College. While in Rome, he obtained a License degree in Sacred Theology (STL) from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) where he also earned his doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD). He and his wife Heather are blessed with three wonderful daughters and two sons.      

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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, Ms. Cristina Mares, by email: cmares@saviochs.org.

Future Eagle Night & Football A Success

November 04, 2019
By Cristina Mares

On Friday, November 1, St. Dominic Savio hosted Future Eagle Night. Many Future Eagles and their families were invited to attend a pre-game tailgate, and participate in a halftime relay race at the Football Game, to help celebrate Savio's undefeated season. 

Savio Principal, Dr. Enrique Garcia gave a detailed summary of the night. Please take the time to read his post. 

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About the Championship Game

Congratulations to our Football Eagles v. Northland Christian Cougars on a 45-14 victory! More information will be released this week about the championship game. This is what we know so far:

Next Saturday, November 9, the football team will be traveling to Houston to play in the 6A Division V Championship game at 6:00 PM.

 

2019-2020 Savio Football team and Cheerleading team pose for a photo with the Football Coaches, and Fr. Dean, Pastor of St. William Catholic Church.
 
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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, Ms. Cristina Mares, by email: cmares@saviochs.org.

Christian Outreach Serves

November 01, 2019
By Cristina Mares
Christian Outreach is pictured with Mrs. Katie Artzt and Mrs. Alanna Heyl

 

On Friday, November 1, 2019, nine Christian Outreach students traveled to Hotel Ella in Austin, to assist with setting up for the annual Foundation for the Homeless Spirit of Compassion Awards Luncheon also held on Friday.  Since November 1 was All Saints Day, the traveling faculty and students attended mass at St. Austin's Parish.

The Foundation for the Homeless is the organization that runs Feed My People, which is an organization that is dedicated to feeding the homeless each day. A group of Savio students travels to Feed My People every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 4:15 AM to help feed the homeless breakfast. 

The students we tasked with a variety of duties such as trimming and arranging centerpiece flowers, setting up equipment for the Luncheon, and setting the tables.  

Savio was represented at the luncheon by Sarah Hughes and Lilly Hallum, who are students that assist with Feed My People every week. 

Thank you to Mrs. Katie Artzt, the Savio Math Department Chair, for continuing to encourage the Savio community to participate in Feed My People and assist the Foundation for the Homeless. In 2017, St. Dominic Savio received the Spirit of Compassion Award for supporting the Foundation for the Homeless in its mission to feed the hungry. Read More

Sarah Hughes and Lilly Hallum attended the lunch to represent the school. They assist the Feed My People breakfasts every Thursday. 
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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, Ms. Cristina Mares, by email: cmares@saviochs.org.

 

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