WEEK OF MARCH 31, 2015

BLOOD DRIVE: The final blood drive of the year will be held the Friday we return from Spring Break. Please see Mrs. Grai if you are interested in donating or volunteering. Remember, each time you donate, you save three lives!

COLLEGE NOW: Seniors applying for the College Now Scholarship are reminded of the April 15 deadline. Monday, April 13 is the last day our representative will be here at VASJ prior to the deadline. If you plan on handing it in to her you will need to remember to bring it in on Monday after Easter break.You can also email your application materials as well. See guidance with any questions and mark your calendars with these important dates.

GUIDANCE: This summer, June 14-19, the University of Akron, School of Engineering, is offering a Summer Experience for Girls (grades 9, 10, 11, and 12), residential camp or day camp. Fee for the day camp is $275; for the residential camp, $475. Partial scholarships are available for students who demonstrate financial need. For more see Schoology or Mr. Kasper in guidance.

Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio, is again this summer on June 21-27 and is presenting a week-long program designed to enhance skills crucial for success in the business world, "Ohio Business Week." on the Ohio Dominican University campus. "Ohio Business Week" is open to all current high school students. The cost is $350; some financial aid is available. See Schoology or Mr. Kasper in guidance for more details.

The Shoreby Club, located in Bratenahl, is now hiring seasonal full and part-time employees. A variety of positions, including lifeguard, are available. There are two upcoming Job Fairs at the Club: Saturday, April 4 and Saturday, April 18, both from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please see Schoology or Mr. Kasper in guidance for more details.

Summer jobs are available for students 16 years or older. Hastings Water Works, based in Brecksville, Ohio, is currently looking for lifeguards and lifeguard candidates to train. Employees will be trained through the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification. You will receive leadership training, CPR training, and onsite facility training. For more information, see Schoology or Mr. Kasper in guiudance.

Students entering grades 10, 11, and 12, who are potential college art majors, are invited to apply to the Cleveland Institute of Art's two-week pre-college program. There are eleven areas of focus, including biomedical art, game design, and illustration. The program runs from July 12 to 25. Successful completion of the program will provide students with three college credits. Visit Schoology or Mr. Kasper in guidance for more details.

Plan ahead. Juniors, sophomores, and late-blooming seniors: Mark your calendars: Sunday, April 12, is the annual spring Cleveland National College Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cleveland Convention Center. Admission representatives from hundreds of colleges will be available to speak one-on-one to students about the college admission process and college life in general. For more information or see Mr. Kasper in guidance or Schoology.

KAIROS: This message is for all students and faculty who were part of KAIROS #1: There will be an important meeting after school on Wednesday about Kairos and information will be given about the application process to become a Kairos leader for next year. Meet in Mr. Preto's room no later than 3:10 p.m.

LENTEN MISSION COLLECTION: There will be a cupcake sale today during lunch outside of the cafeteria to benefit the Lenten Mission Collection. Today's featured flavor is RED VELVET with CREAM CHEESE flavored frosting. All cupcakes are 50 cents each. Tomorrow and Wednesday, the Lenten Mission Collection will sponsor bake sales.

This morning is the final collection for the SOAP WARS. If you have a donation for the SOAP WARS with you, please bring it down to the office NOW. The winning team who will have a dress down tomorrow will be announced this afternoon. Thanks for all of your support in helping out those refugees who are currently resettling in Cleveland.

VASJ TRANSPORTATION: All transportation students will be picked up in the circular drive in the front of the school.

VIKING ATHLETICS: Good luck to our Viking baseball team in their first game of the season as they travel to Hawken today at 4:30 p.m.

Good luck to our Lady Viking softball team as they travel to Padua for their first game of the season today at 4:30 p.m.

Good luck to our Viking track team as they travel to NDCL today at 4 p.m.

The VASJ boy’s basketball team brings home another state championship after defeating Lima Central Catholic 63-50! Congratulations to Coach Kwas and the Vikings players for their outstanding season and their D3 State Championship!