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May 23 Newsletter

St. John Vianney Catholic School

501 N. Water Avenue; Gallatin, TN 37066; 615-230-7048;

News for the week of May 23, 2012

“Your every act should be done with love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14

Letter from the Principal:

Dear SJV Families,


It is amazing that another school year is drawing to a close.  I hope that you and your children have had a blessed year, as I have, and are looking forward to what lies ahead for the 2012-2013 school year.

 I hope you will celebrate the end of the year with us tomorrow at Field Day, and Friday with Mass, Awards, and a final party.  Every single student here has grown and accomplished so much in the last year, and I know you are as proud of them as I am.


Please know that we will be working hard over the summer to prepare for another wonderful school year.  If you need to get in touch with us over the summer, please call, email, or stop by during our Tuesday/Thursday office hours. 


God bless you and your families!  Thank you for your prayers and support throughout the year.  I pray that you all have a blessed summer full of fun and relaxation. 


In Christ,

Jennifer McCormick





Our annual field day is this Thursday, May 24th.  Students will take part in a variety of “Olympic” like events to commemorate this year’s summer games in London.  Students should wear their PE uniforms to school on Thursday.  Those students that do not change for PE (PK, K and 1st grades) can wear any SJV spirit shirt, a pair of athletic type shorts, and tennis shoes.


People are needed on Thursday, May 24th – after Field Day -to take down all of the students art work and sort it by student and their grade.  If you would like to help please contact Mrs. Wehby at or Christi Kemp at and let them know if you can help.


Mrs. McCormickwill be presenting class awards to students on Friday, May 25th in the church directly followingAll SchoolMass.  Come join us and celebrate our last Mass of the school year and in congratulating the academic achievements of our students.



This year’s Penny War is over, and was a rousing success.  In all, our student’s raised $1545.26 to benefit our technology program!!  Way to go Wildcats! 

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This Friday is the 1st “SIGN OUT” bash!  Any student wanting their classmates to “sign out” on them should bring a solid color tee shirt with them to school on the 25th.  Students with a solid tee will receive markers for people to “sign out” on it.  Check your child’s Wednesday folder for more information.


ITBS teacher conferences are next Thursday (May 31st).  If you know that you will not be able to attend your conference, and have not already done so, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher by Friday, May 25th.  If you will not be attending, you can pick up your child’s report card and test scores in the school office starting June 4th.



Congratulations to Henry Hutt on passing all three parts of his black belt testing in Karate.   He will receive the actual belt at his graduation on June 2nd.  Way to go Wildcat!


Please be sure to return any overdue library books, return any team uniforms, remit any outstanding fees, etc. prior to the last day of school.  We will be unable to release report cards, provide summer reading/supply info, or forward any records if any of these items are outstanding.    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office.


As I am sure you have noticedNorth Water under construction.  It is our understanding that the city will be working on the road from now through the end of summer and will be closed to through traffic during that time.  During this time period we will keep the N. Water gate closed so all school traffic should enter through the N. Boyer entrance.


The school office will be open on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 9 am until 2 pm during the summer.


Be a Myth buster this summer at SCA

St.CeciliaAcademy’s Myth busters camp, which is based on the Discovery Channel series, aims to uncover some of the mysteries surrounding everyday life. Taught by SCA teachers Ashley George and Maggie Kuyper, campers will discover whether or not they can taste something even when they are not eating it. Girls will discover the relationship between mind, matter, and truth. This camp open to girls rising into grades 5-9, runs June 18-22 from 1-4 p.m. To register for this camp and to view a full listing of camps, visit Contact Camp Director Amie Pike at (615)298-4525 ext. 660 or pikea@stcecilia for more information.

SCA Class of 2012 earns $9.3 million in scholarship offers

St.CeciliaAcademy’s Class of 2012, which graduates Friday, applied to a record number of colleges earning acceptance to 158 schools and more than $9.3 million in merit scholarship offers. The class of 67 young women will be attending 44 different colleges and universities in 19 states stretching fromMinnesotatoLouisianaand fromNew YorktoNew Mexico.

St.CeciliaAcademy’s Class of 2012 includes National Merit Commended students, AP Scholars, an AP Scholar with Honor, an AP Scholar with Distinction, ACT perfect scores in English, reading and science, and SAT perfect scores in critical reading and writing. Students submitted more than 530 transcripts in their quest to find the right fit for their interests. A breakdown of the scholarships offered to the Class of 2012 includes: three engineering scholarships, two military service scholarships, six leadership/community service scholarships, six art scholarships, five music scholarships and three drama/forensics scholarships, as well as a multitude of academic scholarships.

So you think you can dance?

Middle school dancers have the opportunity to dance with experienced dancers from the St. Cecilia Dance Ensemble and dance program director Jennifer Alexander during the Rising Stars camp. Technique and performance will be studied in the genres of jazz, tap, lyrical/ballet, and hip hop. Girls will learn bar work, across the floor technique, center work, and combination routines. This camp will be June 18-22 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and costs $100. Register and view a full listing of camps at or contact Camp Director Amie Pike at (615)298-4525 ext. 660 or with any questions.

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