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  • VASJ inducts eight new members to Hall of Fame

    What an incredible night. VASJ inducted eight new members into its Hall of Fame and they are all nothing short of inspiring. So was the entire evening.

  • Vikings in the news: Ashley Wilson '17 featured in Mike McIntyre's Plain Dealer article

    VASJ senior Ashley Wilson '17 has an amazing story, which we shared earlier in the month, about her Prom Me Please initiative in which she was collecting prom dresses for girls in need. No one can tell the story quite like the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Michael McIntyre, though, and we are so glad he did. Read the article "VASJ senior asked for dresses for her 18th birthday, and she's giving all 100 away."

  • VASJ senior Nia Germany selected for artWORKS apprenticeship program

    Senior Nia Germany knows a good opportunity when she sees one. When her VASJ art teacher, Mrs. Brittany Simmons, told her about the artWORKS apprenticeship opportunity at Tri-C metro, she knew she wanted to apply.“I was excited because it was a chance to get a different perspective outside of the classroom,” Nia says.

  • VASJ to honor veterans at all-school assembly

    Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School will continue the Veterans Day tradition of honoring all military veterans at an all-school assembly this Friday, November 11. The assembly will begin at 12:40 p.m.

  • Ashley Wilson '17 collects used prom dresses to help girls in need

    VASJ senior Ashley Wilson had big ideas for her 18th birthday. She was trying to narrow down her ideas which included parties and indoor water amusement parks. But her internet search took her in a different direction. “I was thinking party, and then I saw ‘make a donation’ and decided, ‘nope, that is what I’m doing,’” Ashley says. Now instead she was searching for what kind of impactful donation she could make.

  • VASJ seniors host kindergarten and first-grade students for annual Halloween on Campus event

    Nearly 130 kindergarten and first-grade students from OH Perry and Our Lady of the Lake spent the morning at VASJ for our Halloween on Campus event. The event is a long-standing tradition at VASJ but this year’s attendance was a new record. “This was the largest number of children we have ever had,” says longtime Religion teacher Bill Raddell ’67 who also serves as VASJ’s Coordinator of Mission Effectiveness. The addition of Our Lady of the Lake School stu...

  • 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 kflynt@vasj.com 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...

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