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2019 Giving Reminder

December 20, 2019
By Cristina Mares, Director of Communications

From all of us at St. Dominic Savio, we wish you all a Merry Christmas season.

 

As 2019 comes to a close, please consider giving in 2019! Your gift will support many areas, including classroom materials, equipment, facility maintenance, special events, programs, technology, staff development, and salaries. Every donation is appreciated and needed, no matter the amount!

For your generous gift to count towards the 2019 tax year, per IRS guidelines, it must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2019.  You can also make your donation online by following the donate button. Thank you for your support, and we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Please contact the Development Office, 512-244-4861, if you have any questions. 

Donate

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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.

No Shave November Contest

December 18, 2019
By Cristina Mares, Director of Communications

On Tuesday, December 3rd during assembly, the winners of the No Shave November contest were announced. During the month of November, students were permitted to grow facial hair. To raise awareness for cancer research. The students collected $458.25 to donate toward Dell Children's Blood and Cancer Center.

The finalists are pictured from left to right: 

The Best Beard: Matthew Hogenmiller

The GOAT: Cameron Wedge

Best Stache: Julio Carvallo-Roy

Most Creative: Zach McKenna

Patchiest: Garrett Veenis

Best Chops: Jose Basualdo

Neckbeard: DJ Bolin

Invisibeard: Reilly Gilbert

Thank you to all the participants and everyone that was a part of the coordination efforts!

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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.

NHS Makes Homeless Sandwiches

December 11, 2019
By Cristina Mares, Director of Communications

On Monday, December 9th, the National Honor Society worked hard to make over 300 sandwiches during their lunch to distribute to the homeless. The NHS students have noticed the increase in the number of homeless around town and wanted to help with an immediate need, providing food. They will each keep the food in their cars and will offer a sandwich and a kind greeting to anyone that may be in need of food. Thank you to Mrs. Celeste Robbins for encouraging this generous effort! Photo credits: Mrs. Robbins. 

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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.

Savio Honors Board Member

December 09, 2019
By Cristina Mares, Director of Communications

Join Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin for an evening of celebration in honor of 20 Diocesan school heroes on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency in Austin (208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas 78704). These individuals are members of our communities who give so much to advance the mission of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Austin. This year's keynote is Abby Johnson! You don't want to miss this event

About Our Honoree

Please save the date and help us honor Mr. Bodie Nash this year. 

It is a pleasure to recognize Bodie Nash as our honoree for the Catholic Education Service Award. Bodie is a long-time board member at St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School, having served on several administrative searches, as well as the Nominations and Strategic Planning committees. His background in human resources has made him an invaluable member of the board, with a deep understanding of institutional organization and planning. Bodie is a wonderful wordsmith and has served as Secretary of the board for many years, providing an invaluable history of the actions of our board. These many contributions make Bodie Nash a wonderful honoree for the Catholic Schools Service Award.  It is a pleasure to recognize him in this way.

Please join us at the event on January 11th and register for the Diocese of Austin registration page!

Schedule of the Event 

6:00 PM - Saints & Scholars Reception

7:00 PM - Awards Dinner

9:00 PM - Saints & Scholars Social

 

Register

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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.

2020 National Merit Scholars Recognized

December 05, 2019
By Cristina Mares, Director of Communications

On Wednesday, November 13, the school recognized the National Merit Scholars after Mass with a reception at St. Vincent de Paul. The National Merit Corporation made this information public in September, but we wanted to recognize our students with a special announcement after Mass and a reception.

The 10 students and their families will be also be formally recognized on March 4th, with a reception at St. Helen Catholic School in Georgetown, hosted by the Diocese of Austin Bishop Joe Vásquez. 

The National Merit Scholar Recognition receives 1.6 million entrants, and about 50,000 students are selected for the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores (calculated by the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Tests) that qualify for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program. In the fall, these high scorers are notified through their schools that they have qualified as either a Commended Student or Semifinalist.  

Semifinalists

In September, about 16,000 students were notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists. Semifinalists are designated on a state-representational basis and are the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Qualifying scores may vary from state to state and from year to year, but the scores of all Semifinalists are extremely high. To be considered for a National Merit® Scholarship, Semifinalists must advance to Finalist standing by meeting high academic standards and all other requirements explained in the information provided to each Semifinalist. View the Requirements and Instructions for Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program for more information. 

We congratulate Luke Wagner, who qualified as a Semifinalist this year!

Commended Scholars

In September, more than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT®, receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year and is typically below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit® Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.

We congratulate the following students on receiving this National Merit distinction: Connor Buchanan, Alina Davison, David Johns, Brendan Mazzurana, Ryan McKinstry, Cole Smylie, Joanne Uong, and Isabel Weir!


National Hispanic Scholars

Each year the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) recognizes about 7,000 academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT®. To be considered, students must take the PSAT/NMSQT in their junior year, be at least one-quarter Hispanic or Latino descent, achieve the minimum required PSAT/NMSQT cut score for their region; and have a junior, mid-year, cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

We congratulate Alina Davison and Trinity Garcia on receiving this distinction!

Principal, Dr. Garcia would like to share the following statement about the National Merit Distinction, "On behalf of the Savio community, I congratulate our students who received National Merit Recognition. This recognition is a culmination of these students' dedication to work hard and achieve academic success at the highest levels, as well as the commitment of their teachers and parents to encourage and support these in their academic endeavors at Savio. Achieving National Merit Recognition by these students is a testament to our mission to provide students with the opportunity to apply themselves in order to obtain a high-quality education, reach their full academic potential, and earn national recognition. We are proud of our students and thankful for the blessing of their achievements."

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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.

Support the Faculty & Staff

December 03, 2019
By Cristina Mares, Director of Communications

All Savio families are invited to participate in the Annual Christmas Cash Drive to show your appreciation for the faculty and staff this Christmas through the purchase of gift cards. If you would like to make a donation and help appreciate the faculty and staff, please send cash or a check (made out to St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School) in a sealed envelope labeled "Christmas Cash Drive."

Donations can be dropped off in the front office until this Friday, December 6. This year, we have a link to assist with accepting online donations to contribute to the gift card total! Thank you for your generosity.

Donate Online

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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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