VASJ News

  • 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.

  • VASJ to offer High School Placement Test Preparatory Class for eighth grade students

    Click here for flyerVASJ is partnering with Test Preparation and Tutoring Services to offer a course that will help students prepare and overcome test anxiety for the High School Placement Test (HSPT), as well as learn valuable skills that can be applied to any standardized test. The HSPT Test Preparation Course will cover test-taking strategies and techniques as well as time-management skills. Content skills necessary for the HSPT will also be covered. Who: 8th Grade Students What:&nb...

  • Save the date for the VASJ Hall of Fame - accepting nominations now

    Mark you calendars and SAVE THE DATE: Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School will be inducting its 2016 Hall of Fame Class on December 1, 2016, at the American-Croatian Lodge in Eastlake, OH, at 6 p.m. Watch for more details coming soon. ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 12If you know of a VASJ alum or other individual associated with the school who is deserving of consideration for induction to the Hall of Fame, please use&n...

  • Bishop Richard Lennon leads VASJ in Opening Mass celebration

    Each year, Bishop Richard Lennon joins the Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School community to celebrate our Opening Mass. He takes time out of his very busy schedule to lead the Viking family in prayer for the start of the school year and each year we are grateful for his presence at our school. This year was no exception. “It certainly is a pleasure for me to be here this morning with you,” Bishop Lennon said.

  • VASJ launches online team and spirit shop

    We are excited to announce that our Viking faithfuls near and far can now purchase apparel online at our new team spirit shop. Shop online now!

  • VASJ reveals new chemistry lab at Look At Us Now event

    VASJ’s newly renovated chemistry lab was revealed at the Look At Us Now event held on August 21, just days before students returned to the school for the 2016-17 school year. Attendees gathered in the school’s gym where Pastor of Our Lady of the Lake, Fr. Joe Fortuna, opened with a prayer and blessed the new lab. Also speaking was VASJ President and former Euclid Mayor, Bill Cervenik ’72.

  • VASJ's Grace Carlson '17 to compete in World Dance Competition

    VASJ student Grace Carlson ’17 has been a member of Lakeshore Dance, Gymnastics and Cheer for 16 years -- now a senior at VASJ, she’s been dancing as long as she has been a student. Grace, along with the members of Senior Hip Hop Company swept the regional and national competitions and were awarded a "Golden Ticket" to compete in the World Dance Championships on Sunday, August 7, at the Meadowlands Expo Center in New Jersey.  The invitation to compete in the World...

  • Vikings in the news: Chris Park '88 featured in USA Football article

    Chris Park '88 - AKA Abyss - takes lessons from the gridiron to the squared circle.Read USA Football article here.

  • VASJ student Max Brechun ’17 recognized for giving over 100 hours of service to VA hospital

    Max Brechun ’17 could not wait to turn 15 and it had nothing to do with getting his temporary license but rather because 15 is the required age to become a volunteer at the Veterans Hospital. After turning 15, Max began volunteering with his Grandma in the hospitality suite at the Veterans Hospital where he serves pastries, donuts, and coffee to the veterans who stop by before or after their appointment. Max does more than just provide the veterans with food and drink, though. He prov...

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