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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.

Students Rebuild For A Mission

April 11, 2019
By Trinity Garcia, a Junior student in Christian Outreach.

In fulfillment of Christian Outreach’s mission to serve others in the community, its class of Savio students embarked on a weekend mission trip to Rockport, Texas. Hosted by the Hands of Hope organization, the group spent three nights by the coast working hard to aid those affected by the recent hurricanes and natural disasters.

The class split into groups and traveled from site to site throughout the city, acting as the faithful hands of God. Each day consisted of various physical activities that brought the Christian Outreach students into encounters with new people, faiths, and stories. Among their many activities, they worked at construction sites, loaded trailers with debris and trash from condemned homes, carried drywall off flooded property, and restored an overgrown plot of land.

Every work site presented new challenges that were met with conviction and eagerness by the hard-working students, who refused to take no for an answer. While the student volunteers wielded sledgehammers, shears, and their own hands, the recipients of their work responded with abundant gratitude. Despite the efforts that have already taken place in the area, many properties remain filled with piles of trash and building material.

Many of those piles are now removed and owners are able to continue in their hard process of rebuilding their lives after the terrible storms. Hands of Hope and other organizations hosting volunteers are making strides in aiding those that can receive no help from others. The Savio students returned home with greater respect for relief services and a passion to act as Christ’s hands in their community.

"Traveling with a team of people eager to explore and serve was an incredible atmosphere to be immersed in. Even greater were the encounters with new faces that welcomed us to our various tasks. After helping a woman and her husband remove a pile of drywall from their yard, we were introduced to their story of hardship. Despite the terrible difficulties they continue to struggle through, the woman embraced each of us and thanked us for the ways in which we were improving her relationship with God. She told us that initially, they viewed their challenges shallowly and with much frustration, however after meeting the stream of people who volunteered their time to help her, she was filled with so much thanksgiving for the tragedy that resulted in the people God was sending them. This beautiful understanding of the mystery in which our faith works was an enormous inspiration to how I desire to serve," said Trinity Garcia, a Junior in the Christian Outreach class. 

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.

TAPPS Academic & Speech Teams Place 2nd at State

April 11, 2019
By Admin
Savio TAPPS Academic Team

 

Savio Receives 2nd place Overall at 6A TAPPS Academic State Championship Meet

Savio TAPPS Speech Team

In our first year of competing as a 6A school, St Dominic Savio captured 2nd place overall in the TAPPS Academic State Championship.  Savio won a total of 21 medals across 11 different events, with 12 different Savio students earning an award. Students earned school points by placing in the top 8 of an event.  There are no grade divisions and all 6A schools in the state can send 3 entries per event.  In addition to our overall 2nd place, Savio also won the award for earning the most Academic event points.

 

Individuals placing at the State meet are shown below:

Current Events: Brendan Miles – 1st, Matthew Reysa – 4th

Number Sense: Jonathan Shoemaker – 1st, Jessica Shoemaker – 5th, Ben Hoang – 6th

Calculator: Jonathan Shoemaker – 1st, Ben Hoang – 4th, Jessica Shoemaker – 5th

Advanced Math: Jonathan Shoemaker – 1st, Matthew Meskill – 5th

TAPPS Math: Jessica Shoemaker – 1st, Johnny Miri – 8th

Spanish: Diego Yanez – 2nd, Isabella Serrano-Ayala – 7th

Prose Interpretation: Caitlin McCauslin – 3rd

Ready Writing:  Katie Miri – 5th, Johnny Miri – 8th

Science: Jonathan Shoemaker – 5th

Social Studies: Alexander Lacayo – 6th(t), Johnny Miri – 6th(t)

Spelling: Katie Miri – 6th

Poetry:  Lily Hallum and Micah Santos – Semifinalists

Original Oratory: Caitlin McCauslin – Semifinalist

Jonathan Shoemaker was awarded a plaque for being the top overall individual scorer in the tournament.

Congratulations to all participants!

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.

The Speech & Academic Team Competes

April 09, 2019
By Admin

The Savio Speech and Academic Team recently traveled to Temple to compete against 15 schools from across the state at The Third Annual Shamrock Tournament at Holy Trinity Catholic High School.  Students placed in a variety of Speech and Academic Events.  Way to go Eagles!

Academic Events

Number Sense: Jessica Shoemaker - 1st, Ben Hoang - 2nd

Calculator: Ben Hoang - 1st, Jessica Shoemaker - 2nd

TAPPS Math: Jessica Shoemaker - 1st

Advanced Math: Ben Hoang - 3rd

Literary Criticism: Jessica Shoemaker - 7th

Speech Events

Original Oratory: Caitlin McCauslin - 2nd, Adrian Gonzales - 8th

Prose Interpretation: Caitlin McCauslin -2nd, Lily Halum - 5th, Tanya Brouse - Semifinalist

Poetry Interpretation: Micah Santos – 6th, Evangelina McCabe - Semifinalist

Duet Acting: Evangelina McCabe and Lily Hallum - 5th; Caitlin McCauslin and Michael Snyder - 6th

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.

Baseball Swings Into Districts

April 09, 2019
By Admin

The St. Dominic Savio Eagles varsity baseball team began district play on Tuesday, April 2nd with a challenging victory 10-7 over St. Mary’s Hall! The Eagles fell behind initially but rallied with 10 runs in the 5th inning, taking the lead and ultimately winning the game.

The Eagle offense was led by Matthew Rabaey and Gabe Phipps, each collecting multiple hits. Thomas White took over pitching duties for the Eagles in relief in the first inning and threw 6 strong 2/3 innings before giving way to Josh Stewart who pitched a scoreless 7th inning to collect the save.

On Saturday, April 6th the baseball team went on the road to face the Barons of St. Mary's and got a win in game 1, and scored 10-8. Matthew Diteresa pitched a solid game going 6 1/3 innings. Josh Stewart got the save throwing 1 2/3 innings. The Eagles batted some tough outs, but made this series Savio's to have!

During the second game on Saturday, there were many great efforts made by Tucker Martinez keeping the score a close one.

The Eagles next home game will be Saturday, April 13th, when they host Central Catholic for a doubleheader.

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.

Blood Drive is a Success!

April 08, 2019
By Admin

On Friday, March 15th, Savio hosted their third blood drive with We Are Blood. We Are Blood is a non-profit organization that gives blood donations to many hospitals around Austin. This event was coordinated by Christian Outreach leadership member, Senior Catherine Burkhart. There were 37 potential blood donors and Savio was able to donate 31 pints of blood to assist We Are Blood. There were three people that were able to donate a double red blood cell count. This year, the Blood Drive was held in the gym to help with visibility and promote the event.

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.

 

Softball Wins a Close Victory

April 03, 2019
By Admin

The Savio Softball team played at the Savio Home field on Tuesday, April 2nd. The Eagles won a close victory of 5-4 against St. Mary's Hall from San Antonio, Texas. 

Sophomore, Elle Brannam, pitched a strong game and played a solid defense in the Eagles victory.  There were many occasions for the Lady Eagles to have timely hitting and effective, offensive execution from sophomores Elle Brannam, Georgia Brown and Isabella Rivera. All Lady Eagles gave the game their all and carried the team to a walk-off seventh-inning rally to win the game! Go Lady Eagles!

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.

Musical Theater Presents, The Drowsy Chaperone

April 03, 2019
By Admin

The St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School Fine Arts Department presented The Drowsy Chaperone: A Musical within A Comedy, on Friday, March 29 - Sunday, March 31. 

This year there were a total of 27 students that participated in the Musical. There were 16 cast and 12 crew members. Each show had a full house, and the audience really enjoyed the singing, dancing, and humor. There were plenty of hearty laughs and joyful tears as the cast made their characters come alive through their individual talents! 

"It was amazing to witness the students I see and talk to every day, transformed into larger-than-life personas that are often either spot on for the kid’s personality (i.e. Aldolpho) or are such a 180-degree departure from the student actor, that I'm floored when I watch the performance (i.e. Janet Van De Graaff)," said Dr. Garcia

Seniors Caitlin McCauslin, Bianca Aridjis, and Martha Myer led the cast in the well-attended performances.

A special thank you to the Musical Directors: Joyce Mink, Doug Schnieder, and Annamarie Weis for their coordination and dedication to the 2019 Musical!

View Dr. Garcia's review of the musical and more photos from the Musical from the link buttons below. 

Dr. Garcia's Musical Review

View more Musical Photos

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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