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March 13 Newsletter

St. John Vianney Catholic School

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


Believing that each child is a gift from God to be cherished, guided, and protected, the mission of  St. John Vianney Catholic School is to assist families and the Church in their responsibility of forming educated Christians who lovingly serve God in this life, so as to be with Him forever in the next.


News for the week of March 13 – 19, 2013

Letter from the Principal:

Dear SJV families,

There are many challenges that come with being a teaching principal, especially with as many classes as I teach.  But despite these challenges, I am grateful that teaching every student at SJV gives me a very unique opportunity to spend time with each of them every week.

There are 5 or 6 new principals in the Diocese of Nashville this year, and when I’ve asked them how their first  years are going, the one thing that most of them say (especially those who used to teach) is that they miss being with the children.  But I am very blessed that I never have to say that!

Just today I had the opportunity to sing and dance with Pre-K and Kindergarten, enjoy presentations by the 8th grade on various Spanish-speaking countries, and watch with anticipation with the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade as the identity of our new pope was announced.  I am truly honored to spend my day with your wonderful, amazing children!  Thank you for sharing them with me and the other faculty and staff of SJV!

Have a fantastic week!

God bless,

Jennifer McCormick




The decorating committee welcomes volunteers to work on centerpiece items this Sunday, March 17th from 2-4 pm in the parish office.


Tickets for this year’s Gala are now on sale in the school office, and after SJV weekend Masses.  Please see your child’s Wednesday folder for this week’s Gala update and a ticket order form.


DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING AWESOME LYING AROUND? –  Donate it to the auction! Silent and live auction items are needed.  Please send all donations to the school office labeled gala.  Thanks in advance for your help- Your generosity is greatly appreciated!  Students whose families donate an item to the auction by March 27 will receive an out-of-uniform pass.


CALLING ALL 1ST AND 7TH GRADE PARENTS – THE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR IS ABOUT TO START!   The spring book fair is scheduled to begin on March 18th.  Volunteers are needed to help set up on Thursday, March 14th, two adults each day to work the week of the fair (8:30 – 10:30 and 2 – 4pm), and then to break down on Friday, March 22nd at 4 pm.  If you can help please contact Anita Gad at 425-6432 or and let her know when you are available to work.


SPELLING & MATH BEE Congratulations to the winners at our third annual Spelling & Math Bee last week!  1st place in both the Spelling & Math Bee went to Anna Joseph.  Michael Hernandez earned 2nd place in the Math Bee.  In the Spelling Bee, Devon LeCave came in 2nd, and Ashlyn Roberts was 3rd place. 

MASS REMINDERS Just a reminder that All-School Mass was yesterday, and only 7th and 8th graders will attend Mass on Thursday, March 14.  Next Tuesday, March 19 is a Feast Day Mass for students in grades 3-8.  Also, please remember that the Feast Day originally on the calendar for Monday, March 25 has been rescheduled for Monday, April 8.

S.J.V. PRESENTS – “THE MAGICAL LAND OF OZ” on March 22nd at 7 pm and March 23rd at 1 pm. 

Join   Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin-man, The Cowardly Lion, and Toto as the journey through the magical Land of Oz!  You’ll never know what the Wicked Witch of the West has in store for them, or who they will encounter along the way!  See you all there!  Admission is free, but donations are accepted to help support the continuation of the SJV Drama program.

2013 – 2014 TUITION AND SUBSIDY INFORMATION AVAILABLETuition and subsidy information was sent home in your child’s Wednesday folder in January.   Be sure to complete the subsidy section and return to the school if you are a SJV parishioner or to the pastor or church secretary of your parish if you wish to receive the Catholic subsidy.  If you have any questions please feel free to call the office at 230-7048.

2013 – 2014 FINANCIAL AIDFinancial Aid Applications can be filed at for the 2013-2014 school year.  The application deadline is March 31.  Please be aware that current students must have re-registered (card + fee) by that date to be considered. 



*Congratulations to our students who earned academic honors during the third quarter!


Principal’s List:  Thomas Janes, Corinne Wehby, Megan McCormick, Nicholas Crump, Karina Swauger, Ethan Jilek, Peter Cassman, Bridget Cullen, Jake Thompson, Joseph Collins, Katie Shea Collins, Zane Collins, William Cook, Sarah Joseph, Sinclair Morris


Honor Roll:  Emma Cassman, Alison Gerstner, Mary Reamy, Zeyna Krampotich, Xana Mayfield, Noah Wehby, Avery Gardner, Tessa Kemp, Jordan McMahan, Emerson Clausen, Logan LeCave, Patrick Collins, Joe Crump, Andrew Golden, Sami Hill, Julia Lawyer, Chloe Rausch, Alissa Roberts, Shealee Smith


Outstanding Achievement:  Carlee Campbell, Claire Wehby, Michael Hernandez, Anna Joseph, Jacqueline Scovel, James Cassman


*The Pope John Paul II High School College Model United Nations (UN) Team recently participated in the seventh annual Rockbridge County Model UN (ROCKMUN) Conference in Lexington, Virginia.  SJV alumni Collins Brown (SJV Class of 2012) and Caleb Pracht (SJV Class of 2010) won recognition as Outstanding Delegate and Outstanding Delegate Honorable Mention, respectively.  Additionally, Caleb’s team won the Overall Best Delegation Plaque.


*If you know of any current or former Wildcat that deserves recognition on a great accomplishment please let us know by 2 pm Monday so we can include the info in our newsletter.



SJV PARISH ST. PAT’S/ST.JOE’S DINNER:  The SJV Parish Knights of Columbus will be having their annual dinner for St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day on Saturday, March 16 after the 4:30 pm Mass.  Tickets are available at the door.

JP2 SUMMER CAMP ON-LINE REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN!  There is something for everyone at JP2 this summer!  Science, Athletics, Cooking, Drama – you name it!  And the have added a before and aftercare program if you need to get your camper there early or pick them up late.  For more information go to  Camps are filling up fast so don’t delay!


CAMP ST. CECILIA Girls can be a star on the St. Cecilia Academy stage at Camp St. Cecilia this summer! St. Cecilia theater director Cathie Correia Stamps along with members of the theatre program will bring out the inner-star of girls during this drama camp, held June 24-28. Girls will learn songs, dances, and dialogue from a Broadway script and showcase scenes at the end of camp. Grades 1-4 will be from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and girls rising into grades 5-8 will be from 1-4p.m. Cost of this camp is $150. Visit to register and view a full listing of camps. Contact Camp Director Amie Pike at or (615)298-4525 ext. 660.


Softball camp new this year at Camp St. Cecilia  Grab your bats and gloves and hit the field at the new middle school softball camp at Camp St. Cecilia. This new camp will focus on the fundamentals of throwing, hitting, catching, and fielding through various drills, activities, and small game scrimmages. Campers will try different field positions and learn specialized skills such as sliding, bunting, and slap hitting. The SCA softball coaching staff will be teaching this camp June 10-14 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost is $110. To register and view a full listing of all camps, visit Contact Camp Director Amie Pike at or (615) 298-4525 for more information.


Find your voice at SCA this summer-  Girls who love to sing, but who are unsure about performing can find their voice at Camp St. Cecilia this summer. Stephanie Hahn Nolan, SCA choral director, will help campers in grades 6-10 build their confidence and voice technique at the “Finding Your Voice” campJune 10-14 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The camp will focus on vocal flexibility, acting and performing a solo, singing in an ensemble, and making songs come alive with meaning. To register for this camp and to view a full listing of camps at Camp St. Cecilia, visit For more information, contact Camp Director Amie Pike at or (615)298-4525 ext. 660.

THEATRE AT ST CECILIA St. Cecilia Academy presents The Importance of Being Earnest- St. Cecilia Academy will present The Importance of Being Earnest March 22-24, 2013. The play by Oscar Wilde is a comedy of manners set in Victorian England. It is one of the wittiest plays ever written, said SCA drama teacher and fine arts department chair Cathie Correia Stamps. The opening night gala performance is March 22 at 8 p.m. followed by an afterglow party with the cast. Shows are at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. The final show is at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Ticket information is at


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“Therefore I tell you, all that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours.”  Mark 11:24

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