WEEK OF OCTOBER 20, 2014

CAFETERIA: The cafeteria will not be serving breakfast the week of October 20-24.

COLLEGE VISITS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 20: 
Monday - Allegheny College (Pa) - 11:50 a.m.
Tuesday - Lake Erie College - 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday - U.S. Marines - 12 p.m.
Thursday -University of Toledo - 12:45 p.m.
Friday - Notre Dame College (OH) - 12:45 p.m. 

DRIVER'S EDUCATION: The Driver's Education course scheduled to be held here beginning next week has been cancelled due to low enrollment. If you registered for the course, contact Town & Country directly for information on a refund.

ELIGIBILITY: Students, this is a reminder that the end of the first grading period is this Friday. Any student with a 1.8 GPA or not passing at least 5 one credit classes will be ineligible for any co-curricular activities for the next 9 weeks. Please check your Powerschool as to the status of your grades.

FALL RAFFLE: This announcement is regarding the Annual Fall Raffle: All students should have received their raffle tickets in the mail. If you did not receive your raffle tickets, please see Mrs. Harris in the Advancement Office by the end of the day on Friday. All students are expected to sell 10 tickets. Additional tickets are available.The student who sells the most raffle tickets will receive $100. Beginning next week, the homeroom that sells the most tickets will be treated to donuts. All ticket entries and money must be turned in to the Advancement Office no later thanFriday, October 24.

GUIDANCE: 

The University of Dayton is sponsoring two engineering events: 1.)"Women Engineering Program Overnight" (6 p.m. on Friday, November 14-10 a.m. and Saturday, November 15) and "Explore Engineering Event" (10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 15). Space is limited and reservations are required. See Schoology for more information or see Mr. Kasper in the guidance office.

Attention, seniors: Career Opportunity: 5-year paid apprenticeship training program, Sheet metal Workers' Local #33, Cleveland District. See guidance bulletin board or Mr. Kasper for more details.

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. High School students to write an essay on an act of political courage by a U. S. elected official who served during or after 1956. For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, visit Schoology.

Attention, all grades, male and female: Any student interested in a law enforcement career (police, F.B.I., D.E.A., etc.), be aware that the Euclid Police Department is sponsoring a year-long career exploration program that explores all areas in, or related to, law enforcement. The initial meeting is Thursday, October 23, at 6:30 p.m., at the Euclid Police Department. See Mr. Kasper in Guidance for registration forms. Program will include forensics and ride-a-longs.

Attention, seniors: Applications for the Horatio Alger Scholarships are now being accepted. Students can receive up to $22,000.00 per year. Financial need, preferably extreme financial need, helps with this scholarship. Students are required to explain how they overcame adversity in the course of their high school careers. A support form must be completed by an unrelated adult, attesting to the adversities overcome by the student. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required. The deadline is October 25.

Attention seniors: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Program is accepting applications until November, 2014.  Minimum eligibility criteria include a minimum, unweighted GPA of 3.5; 1200 verbal/math on the SAT or a 26 ACT, and, especially, demonstrated financial need. It is anticipated that a majority of this scholarship's recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell Grant. Scholarships range up to $40,000 per year for four years. See Schoology or Mr. Kasper in guidance for more details.

The Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition is now underway. Fifteen, four-year, full-tuition scholarships are available. Application deadline is December 1. Trustee scholars rank at the top of their classes and demonstrate exceptional leadership in their schools and communities. For more information see Mr. Kasper in Guidance.

Attention seniors: The Cleveland Cavaliers/First Merit Scholarship Program is now underway. Ten $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. Among the registration criteria required is a 500-word essay. All materials must be received by February 13, 2015. See Mr. Kasper in guidance for registration forms and more details.

HOMECOMING: Homecoming tickets are on sale in the cafeteria. You must print the contract that was sent to you in your Gmail account. If you have not logged into your Gmail account then get this done quickly. Ask a teacher or better yet another student.

Spirit Week starts October 20 and ends on Sunday, October 26, with the homecoming dance. This year student council has decided that if you do not want to dress down to the theme of the day you may still pay your $1 and take a Viking spirit dress down.

Our Homecoming Dance is Sunday, October 26, 2014. The next day, October 27, is a free day - NO SCHOOL!

All VASJ students and parents must also sign the VASJ homecoming contract. The contract must be turned in when buying tickets. A professional photographer will be on-site and will provide pictures for purchase through his web site.

Tickets go on sale October 13 through 15 during lunch in the cafeteria to seniors and juniors. From October 16 through 22 tickets are on sale during lunch for all students. After October 22, tickets are $30 and may be purchased directly from Mr. Minadeo in room 301 after school. Any questions may be directed to Student Council Moderator, Gary Minadeo at 216-481-8414, ext. 112 or at gminadeo@vasj.com.

KAIROS: Juniors and seniors - Time is running out! Be a part of history and join Kairos #1. Space is limited, so get your application in today. Any questions see your Religion teacher.

OGT REVIEW: Ms. Nahra will be conducting Social Studies OGT review sessions after school next week on Monday through Friday from 3:15-4:15 p.m. Any questions check with Ms. Nahra or Mrs. Smyth.

SERVICE: Sophomores and juniors: There are three service opportunities coming up this week. If you have not completed your first quarter hours, check out the ACT Service Group page on Schoology for details and information on how to register to participate. Exclusion is just around the corner!

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

VIKING ATHLETICS: Anyone interested in girls’ basketball tryouts will be held Monday, October 20 and Tuesday, October 21 at the Euclid Sports Plant. Tryouts times are 4 - 6 p.m. both days. Transportation will be provided to the Sports Plant both days. Participants will need to have parents pick them up for rides home. There will be no transportation provided back to school or home. See Coach Redding if you have any questions.

To all Bowlers: We will have a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, October 28, immediately following dismissal at 3:15 p.m. This meeting is to discuss the upcoming season. The meeting should not last more than 15-20 minutes. If you are not able to attend please send Ms. Nahra an email either through Schoology or Gmail.