WEEK OF FEBRUARY 15, 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.

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.

THE ABB INC. ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP 2016: Click here for information.

WICKLIFFE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION: We are awarding up to $18,000.00 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are residents of Wickliffe, and plan on attending college, technical or trade school. Online applications are available in your school's guidance office and at the Wickliffe Public Library. Applications must be received by the foundation by April 1, 2016.

OACDL (Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers):
Announces the 2016 James Kura Memorial Scholarship Contest. The application is now available on our website. OACDL awards three $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who will be attending a 4 year accredited college. The deadline to submit an application and essay is Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Rules and details available online.

LAKELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS VISIT DAYS 2016:
Once again, Lakeland Community College will be hosting Spring Campus Visit Days! Each session is full of great information for your students and their parents, including: Lakeland Community College overview, Holden University Center and its partner schools, How to pay for college, Admissions process, Counseling discussion, Student Q & A panel and Campus tour (main campus only). Registration is required and seating is limited. Students can view dates/times and register online at www.lakelandcc.edu/visit.

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 ORGANIZATION:

Plant Sale: Spring is just around the corner and so is VASJ's Parent Organization's Annual Plant Sale. We have a wonderful selection of hanging baskets, flower flats and vegetable pots and more! See attached flyer.

Test Bags: It's that time of year again ~ FINALS! Surprise your student with a pre-ordered Test Bag (Treat Bag) for $5. All Test Bags are delivered the morning of the first day of exams in homeroom. This is a wonderful way to send good wishes and encouragement on a semester and year well done! Senior exams will be on May 18, 2016 and underclassmen exams will begin on May 31, 2016 through June 1, 2016. The deadline to order your Test Bag(s) is Monday, May 9, 2016, so don't miss the opportunity to purchase your Test Bag(s) today. Your student and Parent Organization thanks you for your purchase! See attached Test Bag Order Form for more details.

VASJ Parent Organization Needs You: See attached flyer.

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.