VASJ News

  • VASJ student leaders urged to "Lead with Virtue"

    “As a leader, you will be expected to always do the right thing,” VASJ’s Principal David Csank said.“Not for fame, fortune, glory, or recognition. But simply because it's the right thing to do.” The fourth annual Leadership Commissioning Ceremony was held in August before the start of the school year. The ceremony is held to honor and recognize the student leaders while also reminding them of the important role they hold in the school.

  • Collinwood track to be named in Honor of Lou Slapnik '71

    The Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Interscholastic Athletics Office and the City of Cleveland Department of Recreation along with Ward 8 Councilman Mike Polensek and Ward 10 Councilman Jeffrey Johnson announced on September 10 that the track at the Collinwood Athletic Complex will be named for legendary Collinwood track Coach Lou Slapnik '71. The dedication will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at 10:45 a.m. at the Collinwood Athletic Complex, 1070 East 152nd Street, Clevela...

  • Vote for VASJ football vs. Kirtland as Game of the Week (ticket sale info)

    VASJ football will take on the undefeated Kirtland Hornets -- state champions in 2011 and 2013 -- on Friday, September 19, at Kirtland at 7 p.m. It will be a big game and is up for multiple "game of the week" contests. Voting details can be found below.  TICKET SALES Pre-sale tickets for the VASJ vs.

  • McDonough Invitational information

    Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School will be holding the annual McDonough Invitational on Saturday, September 13, at Forest Hill Park in Cleveland Heights at 9 a.m. The race, known as the "thrill on the hill" hosts approximately 1,250 runners and nearly 3,000 fans.

  • In the news: VASJ featured on front page of Catholic Universe Bulletin

    Villa Angela-St .Joseph High School was featured on the front page of the Catholic Universe Bulletin with a picture of the newly renovated gym filled with guests at the August 17 "Look at us Now" event.  Click here to read the article.   

  • In the news: Kermit '59 and Joyce '60 Pike celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Congratulations to Kermit '59 and Joyce (Massillo) '60 Pike who were featured in the News-Herald for celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in June.  Read the News-Herald article "Pikes wed 50 years." 

  • Ticket sales for VASJ football versus Euclid

    The neighborhood classic of VASJ football versus Euclid High School returns on Saturday, September 6, at 7 p.m. VASJ fans are asked to wear white for a "white out" in the stands. There will be a tailgate party on Saturday from 1-5:30 p.m.

  • Bishop Lennon Celebrates VASJ’s Opening Mass

    There is much to celebrate at the start of the 2014-15 school year at Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School – a summer filled with facility updates and renovations, including the new gym; an enrollment of 420, the highest it has been in years; a growing faculty and staff which includes several alums, and a new year filled with promise. For these reasons and more, the entire VASJ community came together on Thursday, August 28, as Bishop Lennon celebrated the school’s Opening Mass.

  • In the News: VASJ's Carlie Beard '16 featured on cover of Cleveland Magazine

    VASJ's very own Carlie Beard '16, student ambassador and cheerleader, is featured on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Cleveland Magazine. The issue hit subscribers' mailboxes this week and will be hitting newsstands soon. The left cover of the September 2014 issue of Cleveland Magazine was mailed to all east side subscribers.

  • Look At Us Now: Don ’70 and Mary Jo Dailey provide lead gift for ‘new’ Viking Village

    The historic gymnasium at Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School – once known as the “Purple Palace” and now called the “Viking Village” – has undergone its first major transformation since it was built in 1950. The “new” Viking Village was unveiled on Sunday, August 17, in a community-wide celebration of numerous improvements throughout the school.

  • In the news: VASJ gym renovations and Coach Babe Kwasniak '94 featured in the News-Herald

    VASJ boys basketball Coach Babe Kwasniak '94 was featured in the News-Herald speaking about the gym renovations and the 2014-15 basketball season. Read the News-Herald article, "VASJ gym renovations to be unveiled Aug. 17."

  • In the news: Babe Kwasniak '94 featured in New York's Times Herald-Record

    VASJ Director of Advancement and head basketball Coach Babe Kwasniak '94 was featured in New York's Times Herald-Record with his thoughts about Lebron James' return to the Cleveland Cavs. Read the Times Herald-Record article "Army grad says LeBron is proof you can go home."

  • In the news: Bill Gutbrod to be inducted into News-Herald High School Sports Hall of Fame

    Longtime St. Joseph and VASJ football Coach Bill Gutbrod will be inducted into the News-Herald High School Sports Hall of Fame. The induction will take place during a ceremony at halftime of The News-Herald Senior Bowl held on June 27 at Mayfield’s Wildcat Stadium.

  • In the news: Marvel Ross '15 selected for the 2014 NFL’s National High School 7-on-7

    Congratulations to VASJ senior Marvel Ross for being named one of the 12 local players to represent the Cleveland Browns at the 2014 NFL’s National High School Player 7-on-7 Tournament held July 14-15 in Indianapolis. Ross, a wide receiver for the Vikings, was selected from a pool of 1,500 players Read the cleveland.com article "Twelve high school football players selected to represent Cleveland Browns in national 7-on-7 tournament."

  • In the news: VASJ featured in Crain's Cleveland Business

    VASJ and President Richard Osborne '69 are featured in the June 16-22, 2014, issue of Crain's Cleveland Business in the Education Prep and Parochial section. Click here to read the article "Maintaining enrollment levels means trying new things," as well as VASJ's 2014 graduation snapshot. Click here to see the complete Crain's issue.

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