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2019 Amplify Austin Giving Day

February 26, 2019
By Admin

This year, to help celebrate our 10th anniversary, St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School is participating in Amplify Austin, the city's annual community-wide day of online giving! This 24-hour event allows Central Texans to come together and support nonprofits in our area.

This event begins on February 28th! Please share our page and get ready to amplify the mission and vision of St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School. Your support has allows us to grow according to our mission.

St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School is a co-educational college preparatory school founded by the Diocese of Austin to prepare young men and women to become faith-filled, visionary and inspirational leaders in service to the Church and the world.

 

The cost of tuition alone does not truly cover the expense of educating the students at St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School. To help us provide a comprehensive, college preparatory education, and a strong faith foundation, we encourage every community member to support our fundraising efforts throughout the year. Please consider a gift through Amplify Austin at the donate button! 

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Chinese Culture Festival is A Success!

February 25, 2019
By Admin

On Saturday, February 16, the Austin Chinese Culture Festival was held in the AISD Performing Arts Center. The event was sponsored by the Austin Chinese American Network,  All the Savio Chinese classes, along with other 12 schools from AISD and RRISD, participated in the event. Our Savio students performed three Chinese dances including one dance with the Chinese Kong Fu Fan. The Festival was considered a huge success and all the students enjoyed learning the dances and participating in the cultural event.

One student shared about their participation in the event:

"This year, the Chinese Festival was very exciting. Being able to perform and watch other cultural performances really enhanced my understanding of Chinese culture. All of the different performers and cultural activities really made the experience enjoyable. The entire environment was very friendly and inviting. There were various food booths and cultural booths that you could visit. I really enjoyed attending this year’s Chinese New Year Festival!" 

The videos are the performances that the students performed at the Chinese Culture Festival.

Savio Chinese Kong Fu Fan Video

Savio Chinese Dance Video

 

 

News Just In

On January 12, 2019, a Chinese Calligraphy competition was held in the Cedar Ridge High School. The event was sponsored by the Austin Chinese American Network. All of the Savio Chinese classes competed beside 12 other schools from Austin Independent School District and Round Rock Independent School District.  participated in the event. The announcement for the winners was released on February 16.  Two Savio students won awards!  Rachel Nguyen received the Gold Achievement Award and Julianna Wydra received the Bronze Achievement Award. Congratulations on this success! 

 

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.

Golf Season Begins - Girls Win 2nd

February 15, 2019
By Admin

The Savio Eagle golf teams began season play on Monday in the Regents Invitational at Grey Rock Golf Course in South Austin. The girls fared well, earning a second-place team finish. Sophomore, Vera Yi had a chance to win first place among individuals, as her round of 80 put her in a playoff with Mary Grace Davidson of Regents. Despite playing two solid holes in the sudden-death playoff, she ultimately lost to Davidson's birdie on hole 17. Junior, Andrea Rodriguez shot 97, an admirable finish good for fourth place among the women.

The boys' squad didn't fare as well as they had hoped, but senior, Brandon Brown earned a second-place individual finish after his own round of 80. The Eagles look for a better result in their next tournament, Savio's own event to be hosted at Teravista Golf Club early next month.

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 Imago Christi Day of Service

February 13, 2019
By Admin
Students pictured assist the Adopt-A-Park group with the Austin Parks Foundation. 

On January 31, 2019, the students, faculty, and staff spent the school day at different locations around the city of Austin for a day of service. Groups visited nursing homes, parks, building projects, retreat centers, and other nonprofit organizations to assist with various tasks needed to serve the community they each serve.

Imago Christi Day is unique to the school and often sparks the interest of teachers, students, parents, and those they serve with love and passion for meeting and helping others. Through the volunteer work, students effectively learned how and why to serve the community, the poor, and vulnerable. One of the most remarkable characteristics of Imago Christi Day is that it allows the students to serve through direct action, which is often missing, yet a necessary component of Christ’s mission.

Students learned how to adapt to the unpredictable nature of volunteer work and enjoyed strengthening relationships with new friends and their city.

On Tuesday, February 12, the Austin American Statesman picked up the story about Imago Christi. 

Read More

 

Students are chopping trees to prepare for mulching to help beautify Austin.

 

Sister and students pause their work for a photo at St. Ignatius Marty Catholic Church.

 

A group working on weed pulling at the Community First Village pauses for a picture.

 

Students are at the Community First Village.

 

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 Teams Wins Tournaments

February 12, 2019
By Admin
Computer Science Winners!

On February 2, Heritage High School in Frisco hosted the Digital Divas Computer Science Contest that brought over 200 high school women from around Texas for a series of industry lectures, demonstrations, and finally a computer science contest.  Teams of up to three women each competed to try and solve as many problems as possible in two hours.  Jessica Shoemaker represented St. Dominic Savio and won first prize as a team of one in the Novice Division. She won a trophy, medal, and a wireless helicopter for her efforts.

A few weeks earlier, the team of Brandon Boettcher, Jessica Shoemaker, and Jonathan Shoemaker won first prize at the LASA-hosted Indeed Classic competition at the main office of the Indeed Corporation.  45 teams from the greater Austin area competed, and Savio held off LASA and Vandegrift to win the top prize.  The team won medals and various Indeed Inc products for their win. The next few months show several more tournaments of various sizes, and the Computer Science team is always looking for more members to build the team for the future.  Please email drshoema@alum.mit.edu if you would like more information.

 

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 Savio Cuts for Cancer

February 08, 2019
By Admin

The Savio Cheerleaders will be hosting the 6th Annual Savio Cuts for Cancer on February 22nd, 2019, at 2:30 pm in the Gym. 

Savio Cuts for Cancer was started six years ago by a Savio Alumna to honor the mother of her best friend, Ms. Thea Williams. Read more about Ms. Thea Williams. 

This event will allow anyone to cut a minimum of 8 inches of hair to be donated into wigs for cancer patients and the will help raise funds to progress cancer research. The donations collected will be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.


You can support the event by purchasing a special edition 6th-year-anniversary t-shirt or by becoming an event sponsor by Monday, February 11, 2019

Become A Sponsor Form

 

All t-shirt order forms are due by Monday, February 11 to Coach Clark or the front office. 

T-shirt Order Form

 

If you are interested in donating your hair, please fill the Pledge Form and contact the Athletic Director, Coach Clark at cclark@saviochs.org

Pledge Form

 

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.

Catholic Schools Dinner Video Features Student

February 06, 2019
By Admin

On January 19th, a video was shown at the Catholic Schools Awards Dinner. Savio Senior, Caitlin McCauslin was featured in the video to share about the faith formation she has received at St. Dominic Savio Catholic School. View the video on Vimeo or view photos of the evening and of our honoree, Fr. Dean Wilhelm, visit the Diocese of Austin Catholic Schools website. 

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.

Largest Number of Students Attend the March for Life in DC

February 05, 2019
By Admin

This year, St. Dominic Savio had the largest number of students attend the March for Life in Washington DC. There were 67 students and 14 chaperones that traveled on charter buses to DC in the early AM hours on January 16th. They were also joined by a group of 24 students and chaperones from Holy Trinity Catholic High School from Temple for the trip. 

On the way to DC, the group stopped to see a few sites including the Our Lady of the Angels Monastery located in Hanceville, Alabama. When they arrived in Washington DC, the weather was chilly with 30-degree temperatures as they headed into Mass in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. 

On Friday, January 18th the Eagles experienced the March beside an estimated 400,000 people from around the United States.

Sr. Martin Thérèse describes the experience this way, "I was overwhelmed by the positive response of the students as we initially advertised the March for Life trip. In a matter of weeks, we had one bus filled and a significant waiting list going. Then, we opened up a second bus and it was only a matter of time before that one also filled up. The students knew that this trip would involve a significant amount of time and although many did not know much of the details, they were on board from the beginning. It was truly a pilgrimage from start to finish. There were 91 High School students, 17 chaperones, a thirty-hour bus ride [one way], sleeping on gym floors, snowball fights, daily Mass, confessions, rosaries prayed, eating pizza on street corners, marching for life with hundreds of thousands of others, two hospital runs, students "getting sick" [both on and off the bus], and lots of laughs throughout!”

The students shared their experience when they arrived back in Austin: 

"The March for Life was a life changer. I wasn't always pro-life but when I went to the March my decision was locked in: all life should be protected. This starts from the moment we are conceived until the day we die." (Fiona, Class of 2021). 

Fr. Hyacinth, OP blesses the buses before the return
trip to Austin. 
 

"My experience on the trip was very eye-opening. It showed me how easy it was to go to daily mass, and how much I really enjoy it. It showed me how important standing for my beliefs is and how much of a difference I could actually make." (Mireya, Class of  2021) 

"My experience on the Pro-Life trip was filled with countless memories and I got the ability to support something I am passionate about and at the same time, strengthening friendships with those around me." (Matthew, Class of 2020)

 

 

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.

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