VASJ News

  • VASJ's enrollment continues to grow

     “It is a great time to be a Viking,” says Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School Principal David Csank. And the numbers explain why.

  • VASJ's student leaders recognized at pinning ceremony

    “Leadership is a really, really important thing,” says VASJ Campus Minister Jill Latkovich. For that reason, VASJ brings the school’s student leaders together before the official start of the school year for a leadership pinning ceremony. As VASJ’s enrollment continues to grow (this year’s enrollment is the highest it has been in years), so does the number of student leaders.

  • Attend a Mass of Celebration honoring 159 years of Marianist service to the Diocese of Cleveland

    Marianist Celebration Mass and Reception Sept. 13 All are invited to a Mass and reception Sept. 13 at the Cathedral of St.

  • VASJ junior Chad Porter spends summer researching cancer at Case Western Reserve University

    Researching cancer is not something many high school students will be able to say they did while on summer break. But VASJ student Chad Porter ’17 is unlike many students. At the end of his sophomore year at VASJ, he already had big goals for himself after graduation.

  • VASJ senior John Henry Posey selected to attend Junior Cadet Week

    When VASJ senior John Henry Posey attended Buckeye Boys State at Bowling Green State University this summer (read more here), he was not expecting it to lead to yet another great summer opportunity. John Henry was one of 18 students at Boys State to be selected to attend Junior Cadet Week at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy in Columbus, Ohio -- the same place the Ohio State troopers are trained. “I can honestly say this was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life,” John He...

  • Vikings in the News: James Primosch '73 featured in The New York Times

    The New York Times covered the recent performance of Dark the Star, the song cycle composed by James Primosch '73 for baritone and chamber ensemble. The song cycle was performed at the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music. Read The New York Times article here. 

  • St. Joseph High School Class of 1970 plans 45th reunion for weekend of August 28-30

    The St. Joseph High School Class of 1970 has planned three fun-filled events for its reunion weekend August 28-30, 2015. View the official reunion invitation here.  To RSVP for the event and/or make a donation to VASJ, click here.  The Class of 1970 also has its own website which includes reunion details, pictures from the 40th reunion, an online yearbook and more.

  • VASJ students gain valuable experience at American Legion Buckeye Boys State

    Learn by doing. That is the basis behind the American Legion Buckeye Boys State eight-day experience held annually at Bowling Green State University. In order to attend Boys State, students must have good scholastic ranking and be recommended by their principal to the sponsoring American Legion Post/Squadron.

  • Vikings in the news: Babe Kwasniak '94 attends Stephen Curry Select Camp

    VASJ boys basketball Coach Babe Kwasniak '94 traveled to California to attend the Stephen Curry Select Camp. Read the News-Herald article, "High school boys basketball: Villa Angela-St. Joseph's Babe Kwasniak coached by ESPN's Fran Fraschilla at Stephen Curry Select Camp."

  • Joe Martin '16 attends Summer Leaders Experience at The United States Military Academy at West Point

    VASJ senior Joe Martin describes himself as someone who is open to anything and gives all of his effort in everything he does. And he does a lot. In the month since the school year ended, Joe, a member of VASJ’s National Honor Society, has already attended the Summer Leaders Experience at The United States Military Academy at West Point and Buckeye Boys State at Bowling Green State University.

  • Students attend Ursuline Educational Services leadership seminar

    As a result of their exemplary leadership at VASJ, a group of seniors were selected to attend the Ursuline Educational Services annual Student Leadership Conference at Ursuline College and Beaumont School. Ursuline Educational Services promotes the preservation and development of the Ursuline charism and fosters educational excellence, innovation and global connectedness. The leadership event is held for high schools who are sponsored by the Ursuline congregations.

  • Vikings in the news: VASJ President Richard Osborne '69 featured in Crain's Cleveland Business

    VASJ President Richard Osborne '69 was featured in the Crain's Cleveland Business article, "Schools working to cultivate the next generation of benefactors."  Read the article here. 

  • Seven Our Lady of the Lake school students complete VASJ's Viking Edge program

    Kyle Trickett has been taking advanced math classes since he was in sixth grade. When he heard that VASJ would be offering a high school-level math course to eighth graders at Our Lady of the Lake School the following year, he was eager to take advantage of it. Kyle Trickett was one of seven students from Our Lady of the Lake School to complete the Viking Edge program at VASJ during the 2014-15 school year.  Although only in seventh grade at the time, Trickett was already thinking about his...

  • Vikings in the news: Therese Osborne ’60 interviewed for Irish media, reflects on mission work and Archbishop Romero

    Therese Osborne ’60, a longtime missionary in El Salvador and a member of the VASJ Hall of Fame, was interviewed for two articles that appeared in the May 21, 2015, issue of the Irish Catholic weekly newspaper. The issue was dedicated to Archbishop Oscar Romero and other martyrs of El Salvador. Archbishop Romero was beatified in San Salvador, El Salvador, on May 23.

  • Our Lady of the Lake Pastor Fr. Joe Fortuna to offer weekly Mass at VASJ

    Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, Fr. Joe Fortuna, pastor at Our Lady of the Lake, will be offering a weekly Mass at VASJ on Tuesdays at 9 a.m.  OLL parishioners, as well as any community members and friends, are invited to join VASJ students in the weekly Mass. "It is exciting to me to think how OLL parishioners, by just moving a half mile down the street, can make a real difference in the lives of many students," says Fr.

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