WEEK OF FEBRUARY 1, 2016:

AFTER SCHOOL PARKING: THE FRONT DRIVE (FACING LAKESHORE) IS NOT TO BE USED FROM 2:30 P.M. ON FOR STUDENT PICK-UP BY PARENTS OR RELATIVES. This area is reserved for the use of VASJ transportation vans so that students can have access so they can get on the road as quickly as possible.

Parents (relatives/friends, etc.) are NOT permitted to park in the curb lane on Lakeshore Blvd. in front of the school. Please notice that there are NO PARKING and NO STOPPING signs that run from East 185th Street past the school property.These violations cause two issues: the parked cars block the line of site of the VASJ vans exiting the crescent drive and the blocked curb lane forces the two lanes of traffic into one lane, adding to the safety concerns of pedestrians and our students. If this issue continues we will be forced to ask for assistance from the Cleveland and Euclid Police Departments.

DATES TO REMEMBER: Monday, February 8 is a free day for students, faculty and staff. Thursday, February 11 is parent/teacher conference day starting at 2 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m. School will be closed on Friday, February 12 as well as Monday, February 15 which is President's Day.

DRIVERS EDUCATION: Information for the March and May sessions of drivers education are available in the main office or click here for flyer.

GIANT EAGLE: Support our VASJ Students with the Apples for the Students. Click here for flyer.

GUIDANCE: College Visits: Please make sure to check the calendar hanging on the wall in the Guidance Department for all of the upcoming college visit talks that are scheduled. Reminder: You must bring a pass from your teacher to excuse you from class. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are welcome to attend.

2016 MARTIN W. ESSEX SCHOOL FOR THE GIFTED AND TALENTED: The 2016 Martin W. Essex School for the Gifted and Talented at Otterbein University offers rising high school juniors and seniors opportunities for career exploration through a unique program comprised of classes, seminars and workshops on the arts, sciences and humanities. Taking place in multiple venues throughout Otterbein’s campus, this residential program encourages social interaction and peer discussion so that students can be challenged intellectually and artistically and develop a better understanding of the role of their abilities and talents in their lives and in society.

DATES: June 19-25, 2016
​LOCATION: Otterbein University (multiple venues)
EVENT SCHEDULE: This residential camp will feature daily workshops and seminars as well as evening field trips and events.
WELCOME DINNER: (for parents and students): Sunday, June 19 at 5:30 p.m

COST OF THE ESSEX SCHOOL: $650.00 (Need-based financial assistance may be available)

FOR GENERAL INFORMATION: Call 614-823-1570 or visit www.otterbein.edu/essex

TO REQUEST REGISTRATION FORM, CONTACT:

SUZANNE PALMER - CO-DIRECTOR, MARTIN W. ESSEX SCHOOL FOR THE GIFTED AT OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY;K-12 GIFTED EDUCATION COORDINATOR, WORTHINGTON CITY SCHOOLS, spalmer@wscloud.org

PATRICIA FARRENKOPF - CO-DIRECTOR, MARTIN W. ESSEX SCHOOL FOR THE GIFTED AT OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY; OHIO LIAISON, CENTER FOR TALENT DEVELOPMENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, essexgifted@gmail.com

2016 YOUNG BUSINESS LEADERS SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Cleveland Clinic is pleased to inform you that applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Young Business Leaders Summer Internship Program. Please click here to access the online application or visithttp://clevelandclinic.org/diversityprograms.

Program Dates: June 13, 2016 thru August 12, 2016

Cleveland Clinic Young Business Leaders Summer Internship Program (CCYBL) is a pipeline program for American Indian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander junior and senior high school students interested in careers related to the business side of healthcare. The CCYBL internship is a structured, 9-week, paid summer learning experience that requires participating students to work 40 hours each week alongside pre-assigned Cleveland Clinic business or administrative professionals.

Students interested in submitting an application for the Cleveland Clinic Young Business Leaders Summer Internship Program should meet the following criteria:

• A strong interest in business, healthcare administration, and other business related fields (i.e. diversity, finance, human resources, marketing, law, and technology);
• Must be 16 years of age by June 1st
• Must be entering 11th or 12th grade in the fall of the 2016/2017 academic year
• Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
• Submit the Application and Supporting Documents, Essay, and Reference Letters
• Submit Written Documentation of Good Health (this includes): Complete Certified Immunization Record showing that the student has been immunized against the common communicable diseases

Using the new online based application, students are able to complete all necessary information including the upload of the official high school transcripts, complete immunization record, and requesting recommendations from a teacher, guidance counselor or principal, and parent/guardian via a system-generated email link.

Apply Now. Deadline to apply for the 2016 Young Business Leaders Summer Internship Program is Friday, March 4, 2016 at 5 p.m.

For more information, please visit http://clevelandclinic.org/diversityprograms or contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at diversity4u@ccf.org or 216-445-7323.

CHARLES L. WARREN SCHOLARSHIP: The Ohio Association for College Admission Counselors (OACAC) Charles L. Warren Scholarship is an opportunity for your student to earn a one-time $1,000 scholarship if they attend an Ohio college or university. The application targets students from underrepresented populations with a grade point average of a 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. The student must also attend an OACAC member high school. All applications must be postmarked by February 12, 2016 and sent to: Nancy Gibson OACAC Inclusion, Access and Success Committee Chair Denison University Office of Admissions 100 Chapel Drive Granville, OH 43023.

FBI FUTURE AGENT IN TRAINING: The FBI’s Future Agent in Training Program is a hands-on program that works to educate and inform students about the mission of the FBI.This is the second year the Cleveland FBI Office will be hosting the program. Students must apply to participate and the program accepts approximately 40 students. The application deadline is March 31, 2016. Click here for flyer. 

PREFACE SUMMER PROGRAM 2016: The PREFACE Summer Program 2016 is a two-week residential summer experience for talented high school sophomores and juniors who will enter 11th or 12th grade in September 2016, from groups that have been historically and traditionally underrepresented or underserved in science, engineering, and technological fields, and are interested in pursuing careers in engineering and technological professions.

To qualify, applicants must be entering the 11th or 12th grade in September, 2016.The PREFACE Selection Committee will review each application and make its recommendation to the Project Director. Criteria are high school academic performance, standardized test scores, quality of essay, and recommendations. The program is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds. In addition, since all programs are in English, students must have a strong understanding of the English language.

The deadline is March 25, 2016. Applications will not be accepted after that date. Annually, the number of applicants far exceeds available funding. The maximum number of participants for 2016 is 24. Completed applications and supporting documents should be sent to:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
PREFACE Summer Program 2016
Dean of Students Office
110 Eighth Street, Academy Hall 4629
Troy, New York 12180-3590

Applications will be reviewed and notifications of acceptance will be made by early May 2016.
The PREFACE Application form may be found herehttp://www.rpi.edu/dept/doso/resources/precollege/docs/2016PREFACEapplication.pdf.
​For additional information, please contact the Dean of Students Office Pre-College Programs.
Cynthia Smith '96
Assistant Dean of Students
Director of Pipeline Initiatives and Partnerships
Email:smithc@rpi.edu

YOUR FUTURE CONTINUES, TRANSFER OPTIONS FOR TRI-C STUDENTS: Students and parents are invited to attend the Cuyahoga Community College Westshore Campus on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon for “Your Future Continues, Transfer Options for Tri-C Students”. The Westshore Campus is located at 31001 Clemens Road, Westlake, OH 44145. The event will provide students and parents with information about how credits earned at Tri-C will transfer to four year colleges/universities along with information about Cuyahoga Community College’s Honors Program and scholarships. Cuyahoga College has over 80 scholarships for fall 2016 which will cover full tuition costs for new students. Students may register online for this program at www.tri-c.edu/WhereFuturesContinue or contact Karen Dickerson at 216-987-3897.

Please contact Gregg Schoof at (216) 687-5272 if you have any questions.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016. Conferences will run from 2:30-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Teachers will not be available from 5-6 p.m. There will also be early dismissal at 2 p.m.

RETREATS: The Junior Class Retreat is scheduled for Friday, February 26, at Immaculate Conception Church in Willoughby. The Sophomore Class Retreat is scheduled for Friday, March 11. The boys will be at Mentor Beach Park and the girls will be at the Lake County YMCA Outdoor Family Center in Painesville. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Latkovich at jlatkovich@vasj.com.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS:
If the school is closed unexpectedly we will notify the media and you will see the name Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School. You will also receive a call through the One Call Now system to notify you of any school closings.

WEEKLY MASS: Parishioners from OLL will join VASJ students in celebrating a weekly Mass in our Chapel each Tuesday at 9 a.m.

 

ENGINEERING JOB SHADOWING FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THROUGH FENN ACADEMY AT CSU: Attention high school teachers, counselors, administrators and STEM partners - Please encourage your students to apply by January 22, 2016 for the Engineer For a Day Job Shadowing Program through CSU's Washkewicz College of Engineering. The online application process and electronic registration form, along with further details, are discussed on the attached flier Please share with colleagues and students. A mandatory orientation will take place at CSU on Saturday, Feb.13, 2016. Job shadowing will take place at local engineering organizations on Friday, February 26, 2016Please contact Gregg Schoof at (216) 687-5272 if you have any questions.

 

 

MARIANIST LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS PROGRAM: Put your faith into action and the Marianists will put $4,000 per year toward your degree. The Marianist Leadership Scholars Program at the University of Dayton is a four-year faith-based leadership and service program that includes a $4,000 renewable scholarship. Visitgo.udayton.edu/MLSleaders. Applications are due February 16, 2016. To learn more, contact Mike Sievers at 937-229-2899 or msievers1@udayton.edu.

 

DENISON UNIVERSITY'S REYNOLDS WRITING YOUNG WRITER'S: The Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writer's Workshop is an energizing 8-day residential summer program in creative writing for current high school sophomores and juniors who love to write. The program dates are June 12-19, 2016. The application deadline is March 6, 2016. Go online to apply at reynolds.denison.edu.

ENGINEERING JOB SHADOWING FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THROUGH FENN ACADEMY AT CSU: Attention high school teachers, counselors, administrators and STEM partners - Please encourage your students to apply by January 22, 2016 for the Engineer For a Day Job Shadowing Program through CSU's Washkewicz College of Engineering. The online application process and electronic registration form, along with further details, are discussed on the attached flier Please share with colleagues and students. A mandatory orientation will take place at CSU on Saturday, Feb.13, 2016. Job shadowing will take place at local engineering organizations on Friday, February 26, 2016Please contact Gregg Schoof at (216) 687-5272 if you have any questions.

 

 

MARIANIST LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS PROGRAM: Put your faith into action and the Marianists will put $4,000 per year toward your degree. The Marianist Leadership Scholars Program at the University of Dayton is a four-year faith-based leadership and service program that includes a $4,000 renewable scholarship. Visitgo.udayton.edu/MLSleaders. Applications are due February 16, 2016. To learn more, contact Mike Sievers at 937-229-2899 or msievers1@udayton.edu.

 

DENISON UNIVERSITY'S REYNOLDS WRITING YOUNG WRITER'S: The Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writer's Workshop is an energizing 8-day residential summer program in creative writing for current high school sophomores and juniors who love to write. The program dates are June 12-19, 2016. The application deadline is March 6, 2016. Go online to apply at reynolds.denison.edu.

ENGINEERING JOB SHADOWING FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THROUGH FENN ACADEMY AT CSU: Attention high school teachers, counselors, administrators and STEM partners - Please encourage your students to apply by January 22, 2016 for the Engineer For a Day Job Shadowing Program through CSU's Washkewicz College of Engineering. The online application process and electronic registration form, along with further details, are discussed on the attached flier Please share with colleagues and students. A mandatory orientation will take place at CSU on Saturday, Feb.13, 2016. Job shadowing will take place at local engineering organizations on Friday, February 26, 2016Please contact Gregg Schoof at (216) 687-5272 if you have any questions.

 

 

MARIANIST LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS PROGRAM: Put your faith into action and the Marianists will put $4,000 per year toward your degree. The Marianist Leadership Scholars Program at the University of Dayton is a four-year faith-based leadership and service program that includes a $4,000 renewable scholarship. Visitgo.udayton.edu/MLSleaders. Applications are due February 16, 2016. To learn more, contact Mike Sievers at 937-229-2899 or msievers1@udayton.edu.

 

DENISON UNIVERSITY'S REYNOLDS WRITING YOUNG WRITER'S: The Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writer's Workshop is an energizing 8-day residential summer program in creative writing for current high school sophomores and juniors who love to write. The program dates are June 12-19, 2016. The application deadline is March 6, 2016. Go online to apply at reynolds.denison.edu.