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Savio Junior Christina Castillo Wins Gold in Tae Kwon Do US Open

January 29, 2015
By Admin

Christina Castillo, a current Junior at Savio, is a world class competitor in Tae Kwon Do.  Last week, she competed at the US Open held in Orlando, FL.  She competed and won gold for the Junior Female 15-17 Team and placed 5th in the Junior Female Individual 15-17 Poomsae division.  In 2014, Christina also won Gold in the Junior Co-ed pairs Poomsae division. See standings HERE.

Christina is currently a 3rd degree black belt and scheduled to test for 4th degree as soon as she recovers from a recent injury.  At this level, she will receive her “Master” certificate/ranking. 

Last summer, Christina represented Team USA-Texas Sparring team and travelled and competed at the Korea Open and also attended the World Youth Camp.

Savio Swim Team has Historic Performance at Regional Swim Meet

January 28, 2015
By Admin

It was a battle between the two 30+ member teams, TMI and St. Michael's, for 1st and 2nd. Savio girls beat San Antonio Christian School by 4 points to pick up 3rd place!!!! Boys came up 9 points short to SACS to come in 4th. 

25 of 30 swims were time improvements. Everyone on the team scored points by placing in the top 8 in at least one event. Everyone lettered and it is highly probable that 12 of the 13 swimmers will continue on to state.

Best overall swimming performance in the history of the school!



Savio Coffee House Friday, Feb 13

January 28, 2015
By Admin

All are welcome to attend the Savio HS music department "Coffee House" concert held in the Savio commons from 7:00pm-10:00pm on Friday, February 13th, 2015.

The concert format is similar to an open mic night where students perform on instrument or voice and acting too.  There will be free refreshments for all who attend.  Thanks for your support of the Savio music department!


Lady Eagle Basketball Beats Regents

January 28, 2015
By Admin

Last night the Lady Eagles finished the first round of district games with a hard fought win over Regents, 45-30. The Lady Eagles trailed the majority of the game, before making some crucial defensive plays that created major offensive opportunities. They were led in scoring by Stephanie Moses who scored 16 points, 10 of which came in the 4th quarter.

The Lady Eagles are now 12-15 on the year and 3-1 in district, putting them in second place. Their next game is Middle School Night on Friday vs Hyde Park at 8:00pm. The Lady Eagles previously bested Hyde Park twice this season, 83-20 and 87-27.


Eagle Boys Basketball Remains Undefeated in District Play

January 28, 2015
By Admin

The  Eagle Varsity boys solidified their undefeated hold on district 3-4A, staying undefeated with a hard-fought victory over the Regents Knights 63-51.  This victory runs the #19 state-ranked AQUILAS' record to 18-9 and 4-0 in district play.  The Eagle JV won their 13th game as well, knocking off the Knights JV at the buzzer.

This Friday Savio begins the 2nd round against Hyde Park at home.  The JV and Varsity play at 5:15 and 6:30 respectively. The game will also be designated "Middle School" night for the Savio fans and the Diocese schools.

Come out and support our Eagles!!


Savio Boys Basketball Defeats St. Michael's

January 26, 2015
By Admin

The Savio Eagle Hoopsters ran the table on St. Michael's in their own house, winning all three games beginning with the freshmen in a close one Thursday night.  Their record now stands at 13-1.  Our JV won their 12th win in runaway fashion against the Crusaders in the Friday night prelim game.

The1st place Eagles remained undefeated by thrashing SMCA 61-37 and ran their record to 17-9 moving to #19 in the state TAPPS large school polls. 

Savio is at home Tuesday night against powerful Regents which has lost their last two games by a total of 2 points.  They will provide a strong challenge to stay undefeated, so come early, be LOUD and be PROUD!


Savio Students Recognized for Artwork

January 26, 2015
By Admin

Molly McNab, Natalie Boyce and Michael Holmes were recognized this weekend by Scholastic Art and Writing for their artwork. 

Molly McNab


Each student’s art received a gold or silver key award and a ceremony was held at the Scanlan Gallery at St. Stephen’s School. Their artwork will go on for further judging and the winners will be on display in Carnegie Hall.

Natalie Boyce - Gold Key - Photography - Fur

Michael Holmes - Gold Key - Painting- Mike n Ike's

Molly McNab - Silver Key - Drawing - Oreo

Natalie Boyce - Honorable Mention -Photography -  Out of the Water

Molly McNab - Honorable Mention - Drawing - Grannie's box                                                                     

Girl's Golf Team Places 2nd in Tournament

January 26, 2015
By Admin

Congratulations to the Girl's Golf Team who placed 2nd in their first tournament with a team score of 440. First place went to Lake Travis with a score of 423.


Savio Cheerleaders Receive Proclamation from Mayor of Austin

January 23, 2015
By Admin

The Savio cheerleaders have been granted a Proclamation from the Mayor of Austin in support of their event Savio Cuts for Cancer.  Mayor Steve Adler has proclaimed Feb. 13th, 2015 as Savio Cuts for Cancer Day for the city of Austin.


St. Mary's Convent Hosting Open House Feb 8

January 22, 2015
By Admin

Have you ever wondered what the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist do all day?

In response to Pope Francis’ announcement of this special year of Consecrated Life, the Sisters will be hosting an Open House at their Convent in Georgetown. You will be able to learn more about the sisters, who they are, what they do, and why they have promised to follow Christ through the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. The sisters will be giving tours of the convent and the Texas Priory Prayer Garden. They will also be sharing the history of the community and their plans for the future in the U.S and Texas.

This event will be open to all! We hope to see you there!

Event: St. Mary’s Convent Open House
Date: February 8, 2015
Time: 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. (People are free to come and go)
Address: Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist
                   St. Mary’s Convent
                   5501 E. State Hwy 29
                  Georgetown, TX 78626

Contact: Sr. Elizabeth Ann O’Reilly, O. P.
Phone: 512-863-4826


Matt Maher is Coming for Godstock!

January 16, 2015
By Admin

What is Godstock?

Organized by youth ministers in the Austin Diocese, the weekend focuses on providing a structured opportunity for fellowship, formation and worship.

Teens will gather to prayer, worship and build fellowship with activities such as the Eucharist, Rosaries, Adoration, Liturgy of the Hours, Mass and more!

They will also have the opportunity to play games like sand volleyball, flag football, and Frisbee, and meet other Catholic teens from all over the Austin Diocese.

St. Dominic Savio will be teaming up with St. Albert the Great Parish. We will be provided with a designated camping site. All sites are primitive and no water or electricity is available at the site. Sanitation facilities will be provided, however, there are no showers available. Godstock will provide the evening meal on Saturday night and breakfast Sunday morning. We will have sack lunches for Saturday and Sunday. 

Deposit form HERE
More information HERE

Cost per person $60.00
Includes: Registration, Transportation, Meals, and T-shirt.
$10 Non-refundable Deposit is due Friday, January 23rd to reserve your spot!

Savio Wins Opening District Game Against Hyde Park

January 16, 2015
By Admin

The Savio Eagles fought back from an early deficit against an inspired Hyde Park Panther team to win their first district encounter of the season 56-49.  Falling behind against a quick pressing attack, the Eagles went on the offensive with a strong fourth quarter and held HP off even though Savio was in foul trouble throughout the evening. 

Savio now stands 15-9, 1-0 in district play and is 25th in TAPPS state rankings.  The JV suffered only their 2nd loss this season against 10 wins on a cold-shooting night.

The 9th and JV will entertain Lake Travis tonight at 5:15 and 6:30pm.  The varsity is off until next Tuesday when they host Waco Reicher in their 2nd district game.


Savio Seniors Share SEEK 2015 Experience

January 15, 2015
By Admin

Savio Seniors shared their SEEK2015 experience with the student body and some of the UT FOCUS missionary team today. It was an amazingly honest and remarkable witness to the love of Christ that each student felt as they journeyed through the event.










Savio Seniors Attend SEEK 2015 Conference in Nashville

January 09, 2015
By Admin

Nineteen members of the Savio Senior Class of 2015 traveled to Nashville, Tennessee on January 1-5 for the SEEK 2015 Conference presented by FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). They spent five days along with 10,000 Catholic college students seeking Jesus through many uplifting, informative sessions from which they could choose based on their interests, concerns and desires. The sessions were led by nationally acclaimed Catholic speakers including Jason Evert, Chris Stefanick, Dr. Edward Sri and Janet Smith.

The seniors also had the opportunity to pray together at daily mass and heard dynamic Catholic keynote speakers including Father Mike Schmitz and Matt Fradd. They sat in the Lord’s presence at adoration and took advantage of the nearly 200 priests that were available to hear confessions. They came back on fire with the love of Jesus ready to spread the Word to their fellow Savio students!

Savio Seniors in the Class of 2017 will have an opportunity to attend the next SEEK conference which will be held in January 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. 

Weather Policy Reminder

January 08, 2015
By Admin

In case of inclement weather, St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School will make a decision in the best interest of safety for all Savio families. St. Dominic Savio follows the decisions of the Round Rock Independent School District. School closings or late start announcements are posted on the school website and are sent through the RenWeb notification system. Families are encouraged to follow the news and websites of their local school districts in order to monitor the safety of local conditions. Families are permitted to make individual decisions that best assure the safety of their children regarding road conditions.

The following are St. Dominic Savio’s transportation procedures in the event of severe weather:

1) If Round Rock ISD and Austin ISD are on a 2-hour delay, the South morning transportation route will be delayed 2 hours. The route will run as scheduled in the afternoon.

2) If Round Rock ISD is on a regular schedule and Austin ISD is on a 2-hour delay the South morning transportation route will be cancelled.  The route will run as scheduled in the afternoon.

3) If Austin ISD cancels classes then the south route will be cancelled for the entire day, regardless of the Round Rock ISD and Savio schedule that day.

Savio Boys Basketball Falls to San Marcos

January 08, 2015
By Admin

The Savio boys basketball team lost a high scoring event against a hot-shooting San Marcos Home School squad that shot over 50% from the floor and made 17 3-point shots. 

After falling behind early, the Eagles scrambled in the 2nd half to close within 4 pts before falling 89-81.

The JV kept on their roll by beating the Panthers in the preliminary game, running their record to 11-1 for the season.

Savio takes on Smithville in The Nest on Friday beginning with Freshman at 4:45 then JV/Varsity at 6:00/7:30.  Conference play opens at Hyde Park on Tuesday.


Savio Boys Basketball Defeats Lampasas

January 06, 2015
By Admin

The Savio boys traveled to Lampasas to play three games on Saturday, Jan 3 and went undefeated!

The Freshmen and JV, continue winning at a fast pace, each team suffering only a single defeat.

The Varsity Eagles, with only two more non-conference games to go, are riding a 5-game winning streak and stand 13-8 on the season.

Come to The Nest TONIGHT, Tue, and support our Eagles as they take on San Marcos. JV plays at 6:00pm , Varsity at 7:30pm.  The Eagles will play at home again on Friday as they face Smithville beginning with Freshman at 4:45 then JV at 6:00 and Varsity at 7:30. 

Also, the streaking 9th graders will host a freshmen "classic" on Saturday, January 10th, beginning at 9am.  


St. Dominic Savio Basketball Program Christmas Basket Activity

January 06, 2015
By Admin

Over the Christmas Holiday, the Boys and Girls St. Dominic Savio Basketball teams continued to grow as Servant Leaders as they assembled Christmas gift baskets for a group of retired priests living at the John Paul II Retirement Community.

They delivered the gifts, riding the Savio Eagle bus, on their tour of Christmas lights in Cedar Park and Georgetown. The tour also included a stop at the Make A Wish Foundation Christmas House where the teams made a monetary donation.

The Basketball program looks to continue this tradition of serving others in the years to come.





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