VASJ News

  • Students gain valuable experience and knowledge through Science Olympiad

    In its second year at VASJ, the Science Olympiad team has grown in both numbers and achievements. Part of the team’s growth is related to this year’s expansion to include the Robot Arm.“I was looking for ways to include more students, and I thought Engineering students would do well with one of the building events,” says Science Olympiad Coach and VASJ teacher Lucy KulbagoShe asked VASJ’s Engineering teacher Gary Minadeo ’74 if his classes could take it on as ...

  • VASJ students recognized at Life Works Ohio art, essay, and poetry contest awards

    Eight VASJ students were recognized at the Life Works Ohio 2017 "Respect Life" Art, Essay & Poetry Contest at the Holy Spirit Party Center on April 2, 2017. Since 1997, Life Works Ohio has been actively involved in educating the minds and touching the hearts of students with the understanding that all human life is sacred from conception to natural death. Using science and Biblical principles, they offer educational programs for grade school children through young adults in college...

  • VASJ student Rhiannan Edwards to donate April 1 craft show proceeds to VASJ's Annual Fund

    Rhiannan Edwards ‘20 has had a love for art for as long as she can remember.“It's a skill of creativity and imagination,” Rhiannan says. “You find more about yourself as you draw your thoughts onto paper. As you do more, you get better and understand certain techniques.”Her favorite medium is watercolor but she is also great with pencil (her pencil sketch of an angel was selected for use on VASJ’s Christmas card this year) and acrylic. This year she d...

  • VASJ boys basketball wins D3 state championship, earning the school's 7th program title

    The VASJ boys basketball team made HISTORY on March 25 at Value City Arena in Columbus.However, Vikings coach Babe Kwasniak was only concerned with the STORY of the 2016-2017 state champion team he guided to a 54-52 win over Roger Bacon in the Division III state finals.With the appearance in the game, VASJ became the only team to play in five straight state championship games. More importantly, with the hard-fought victory over the Spartans, the Vikings claimed their seventh state championship t...

  • VASJ boys basketball team heads to state for fifth year in a row

    Congratulations to VASJ's varsity boys basketball team on winning regionals and earning their fifth-consecutive trip to the state tournament. Read more here.TICKET SALES:Single tickets will be on sale in the athletic office at the following dates and times: Monday from 9-5 p.m., Tuesday from 9-6 p.m., Wednesday from 9-7 p.m., and Thursday from 9-5 p.m.T-SHIRT SALES:T-shirts are being sold for $10 for sizes S-XL and $12 for XXL and up. To pre-order your t-shirt, please contact Debbe Fischbach...

  • VASJ asks for support of annual Continue the Dream event

    On Saturday, April 1, 2017, more than 400 members of the Viking community will be in attendance at our Continue the Dream Annual Benefit. The funds raised directly support the school’s important mission of helping students grow spiritually, academically, and personally. Would you please consider supporting our event and our school’s important mission?Here are some ways you can support the Continue the Dream event:Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 1, 2017, and make your rese...

  • VASJ Parent Organization Plant Sale partners with Dean's Greenhouse

    The Parent Organization has partnered with Dean’s Greenhouse for this year's annual Plant Sale.This year there are more than 100 items being offered to brighten your home, garden or someone’s day. Delivery will be just in time for Mother’s Day!As always, funds earned from the Spring Plant Sale support our school, specifically our annual Sally Furlich Scholarship.Please take a moment to visit our school’s exclusive fundraising link:https://app.myteamworks.org/VillaAnge...

  • Support VASJ's Oarsmen Club with March Madness Squares

    The Oarsmen Booster Club is holding a March Madness squares fundraiser and is asking for your support. Email Joe Blatnik at vasjoarsmen@gmail.com (preferred method) or contact Sharon Furlan at 216.406.1766.Click here for flyer.. 

  • VASJ's Lady Vikings Choir visits nursing homes for Valentine's Day

    By Hailey Barnett ’18To share the love in honor of Valentine’s Day, the Lady Vikings Choir participated in a performance tour, performing love songs for residents at four local nursing homes.The Lady Vikings Choir visited and performed at the Slovene Home, Hilltop Village, Mt. St. Joseph and Hospice of Western Reserve. "I am so blessed to be their director and to see how passionate these girls are for both music and service,” says Lady Vikings Choir Director Brianna W...

  • VASJ World Religion segment on Islam comes to life with guest speaker

    When VASJ students talk about their favorite classes offered at the school, Mr. Patrick Preto’s World Religion class almost always makes the cut. The students learn about a variety of different religions and cultures from around the world, including Islam, which they are learning about now. Today, students in Preto’s class had the opportunity to gather in the Founder's Chapel to listen to a guest speaker, Imam Abbas Ahmad from the First Cleveland Mosque who brought the ...

  • VASJ Drama Club has opportunity to hear from Tom Hanks live and in person

    By Grace Carlson ’17The VASJ Drama Club had the unique opportunity to visit Tri-C’s campus to hear Tom Hanks speak about media productions and the world of the theater. Almost 60 schools and 800 students attended the one-hour question and answer session. The event was sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Film Commission and moderated by St.

  • VASJ students participate in Right to Life March in Washington D.C.

    A group of 20 VASJ students, as well as a few faculty members, traveled to Washington D.C. for the March for Life rally on January 27. Since 2011, VASJ has gone to the March as guests on the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association bus. “FCSLA pays for the buses, organizes the trip, provides food for us on the drive home, as well as scarves, hand warmers, and plenty of hospitality,” says VASJ’s Director of Campus Ministry, Jill Latkovich. It’s a quick trip ...

  • VASJ’s Teen Leadership Corps launches Shoe Collection Drive for countries in need

    Help us change the world one pair of shoes at a time. American’s have an average of 15 pairs of shoes per person. What are the chances that you could give us five of yours to help others?Villa Angela-St.

  • VASJ's Academic Decathlon team earns 16 medals at regional competition

    The Academic Decathlon has been a great addition to VASJ this year. The first time the school has offered the program, the team is off to a great start. The program wouldn't exist without one of VASJ's new teachers.When Bob Seitz came to VASJ as a substitute teacher last year, Principal David Csank had no idea what a tremendous asset he would soon become to the school. “I knew he was an experienced teacher but I had no idea how well he would fit into the Viking family,” ...

  • VASJ to offer two Summer Enrichment Programs in June

    VASJ is excited to be offering a Summer Enrichment Program in June for students entering grades 5-8!There will be two different programs offered: a STEM Space Program and a Fine Arts Program.The STEM Space Program will take place June 12-16, from 9 a.m. to noon. Students will view the stars in a planetarium, build and launch rockets like a NASA engineer, and create a scale model of the Solar System.The Fine Arts Program will be held June 19-23, from 9 a.m.

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