• Students participate in RESPECT Life Mass, March and Rally

    A group of VASJ students attended the annual RESPECT Life Mass, march and rally at St. John Cathedral and Public Square on October 20, sponsored by Catholic Schools for Peace and Justice. Senior Shawn Caruso Taylor has the honor of serving as acolyte during Mass."It was an amazing experience,” Shawn says.

  • VASJ to remember souls at Alumni Memorial Mass

    Please join us for our Alumni Memorial MassSaturday, November 5, 20164 p.m.Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School Founders Chapel Cleveland, OH 44119To RSVP for the event or to submit names of deceased family and friends to be included on the list of remembrance, contact Kevin Flynt '70 at or 216-481-8414 ext. 254 by Wednesday, Nov.

  • VASJ students compete in Academic Challenge competition

    A group of VASJ students had the opportunity to participate in the televised Academic Challenge game show, competing against two other teams by answering questions about math, science, history, and current events.It truly isn’t a competition about winning or losing. Many of the Academic Challenge benefits come from preparing for the event and the actual experience of competing under pressure in a live, televised event.“I think the students received quite a unique experience,” V...

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  • VASJ students grow and bond through faith-formation group

    There are many opportunities outside of religion classes for students at VASJ to grow in their faith. The Marianist LIFE (Living In Faith Experience) group is a unique and fun way for students to come together as a faith community to learn and grow. “LIFE is unique because we don't plan liturgies and Masses, like Peer Ministry, but we still have faith as our foundation,” says one of VASJ’s LIFE moderators, Ms. Michelle Perusek ’07.

  • VASJ students honor Mary at Rosary Prayer Service

    For years VASJ’s Spiritual Life and Art & Environment committees of Peer Ministry and the senior class have organized an annual Rosary Prayer Service at the school. “This service grew out of a question posed by Bob Preto, a former member of the school's maintenance staff (and relative of teacher Pat Preto),” VASJ’s Coordinator of Mission Effectiveness, Bill Raddell ’67 says. “He asked what we did in regard to Mary in religion classes since we are...

  • Why Beth Adkins is proud to teach at VASJ

    Before the start of the school year, when all of the VASJ faculty and staff gathered for their retreat, VASJ social studies teacher Beth Adkins was asked to share a personal reflection about what teaching at VASJ, an Ursuline and Marianist school, means to her. Adkins has a very deep, and personal connection to the Marianist traditions.“My dad was a Marianist for 13 years and to this day is committed to his faith and the mannerisms of a Marianist,” Adkins says. “So, in a w...

  • Registration is OPEN for Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    Registration is now open for the 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Click here to register online. View more Hall of Fame information here. 

  • VASJ Honors Physical Science students learn about engineering and experimental design in "egg drop" lesson

    The 9th grade Honors Physical Science students recently learned about engineering and experimental design during their “egg drop” lesson. The students were challenged to design a device to safely lower a raw egg to the ground when dropped from one of VASJ’s third-story windows. “Building projects such as Egg Drop offer students the opportunity to express their creativity when designing a device,” says VASJ science teacher Lucy Kulbago. “There is no one &l...

  • Students attend End Distracted Driving presentation by VA alumnae Ellen Hobbs Hirshman '75

    VA alumnae Ellen Hobbs Hirshman ’75 returned to VASJ with Paul Grieco for a moving and powerful presentation about the dangers of distracted driving. All VASJ students, faculty and staff attended the End Distracted Driving presentation to learn about the dangers of distracted driving. The presentation included scientific facts, data and options on how to drive and be driven safer. End Distracted Driving was established to raise awareness and generate action against the epidemic o...

  • VASJ senior gains life-changing perspective during service trip to the Dominican Republic

    Requesting airfare as a 17th birthday gift doesn’t seem that abnormal. But requesting airfare to travel to the Dominican Republic for a service trip is not a typical teenage request. But then again, VASJ senior Lara Pagenderm-Winter ’17 is not a typical teenager.VASJ is committed to helping students grow spiritually, academically, and personally, and teaching the importance of service to others is one of the ways in which the school’s mission is achieved.For Lara, it was the em...

  • VASJ's GEM (Girls Empowerment Meetings) grows in membership and thrives with mission

    Two years ago when VASJ English teachers Tonica Johnson and Michelle Perusek '07 started the GEM (Girls Empowerment Meetings) club, there were about 15 girls involved. Since that time, the club has continued to grow. Now in its third year, GEM held its first meeting of the 2016-17 school year and a total of 65 girls attended. “My heart was just so full,” Perusek says.

  • Inductees selected for the VASJ 2016 Hall of Fame

    Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School's Hall of Fame committee has selected the following members for induction into this year's Hall of Fame:2016 VASJ Hall of Fame InducteesTeresa Metcalf Beasley '83Sr. Maria Berlec '67, OSUDonald J.

  • VASJ student leaders commissioned at ceremony

    Prior to the start of the school year, students who are members of student council, peer ministry, LIFE, National Honor Society and student ambassadors, gathered to officially be commissioned as leaders of Villa Angela-S. Joseph High School. There are a total of 136 students who hold membership among the leadership groups. This means that more than 30% of VASJ's student body (which is close to 450 students) hold a leadership role.One of those leaders is Chad Porter ’17 who was as...

  • Tom Erzen returns to the Viking Village after being away for 20 years

    It is said often at VASJ: Once a Viking, Always a Viking.But it is more than just a saying. It is a truth. The school’s way of life.

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