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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 April 17-23, 2013

Letter from the Principal:

Dear SJV Families,

I hope by now that your children have shared our exciting news regarding the completion of the overhead projector installation last week.  The students, teachers and I are thrilled with this new opportunity to use technology in our classrooms.  Last summer I applied for a grant from the Memorial Foundation and SJV was awarded funds to install a ceiling mounted LCD projector, speakers, and screen in every classroom and the computer lab.  I am so grateful for the foundation’s generosity!

This was just one of the several phases of a technology plan that was introduced to the SJV community at last year’s Gala.  We continue to fundraise and apply for grants to enable us to implement the remaining phases including a new network/server, new computers in the computer lab, classrooms, and office, and eventually iPad carts for teacher and student use.

So many people, including teachers, parents, and school board members, have all worked so hard to put this vision together so that all of our students and faculty have the advantages of state-of-the-art technology to enrich instruction here at SJV.  I am so thankful to everyone who has contributed to this ongoing project – through time, talent, and/or treasure.  I cannot wait to continue its implementation as funds allow.

I hope to see many of you at the Gala this Saturday evening!  My deepest appreciation goes out to all of you who have supported the Gala this year!

Have a blessed week,

Jennifer McCormick



GYM/CAFETERIA CLOSED THIS THURSDAY & FRIDAY Just a reminder that due to Gala preparations, the gym and cafeteria are closed Thursday and Friday, April 18-19.  There will be NO HOT LUNCH SERVED.  All students must pack a lunch on these days. 


MIDDLE SCHOOL MASS CANCELLED ON TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD  Father Gideon has cancelled middle school Mass on Tuesday, April 23rd.  Please mark you calendar accordingly.


UNABLE TO ATTEND THE GALA?  WANT TO BID ON THE CLASS ART PROJECTS?  New this year, parents who are unable to attend the Gala but want a chance at a one-of-a-kind project made by SJV students can bid early.  Stop by the office to see the projects on display, and then place your silent bid in the office through Friday at 3:00 pm. 

An Apple a Day!   We have something new at this year’s gala – the 50/50 Apple Raffle!  Half the proceeds will go to the gala – the other half goes to the winning ticket!    Apples are on sale in the school office or after Masses this weekend.



WILDCAT WEDNESDAY  Next Wednesday, April 24 is a Wildcat Wednesday for the Girls Volleyball team.  Girls may wear their jersey (with a t-shirt underneath), blue jeans, and PE shoes.  Students in Middle School Choir or who take piano lessons with Mrs. Roberts may come to school in an SJV Spirit Shirt, blue jeans, and PE shoes in appreciation of their performances at the Art & Music Show on Thursday, May 2.

THE LOST AND FOUND OVERFLOWETHIs your daughter missing a solid pink winter coat or a pink one with hearts on it?  Is your child missing a fleece (or two or three), a lunch box, or any other uniform pieces?  Our lost and found is overflowing!  Please stop into the office and see if any of these items belong to your child.  All items in the lost and found that are not claimed by Thursday, April 18th will be given to Goodwill or placed in the consignment closet to sell.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE SJV ANNUAL ATHLETIC BANQUETAll SJV athletes and their immediate families are invited to join us on Thursday, April 25th at 6 pm to celebrate the wonderful success of all of our teams!  Please check your child’s Wednesday folder for an RSVP form.  We will need those back ASAP so we can plan accordingly.  See you on the 25th!

ART & MUSIC SHOW  The SJV Art & Music Show will be in the gym on Thursday, May 2 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  All students will have artwork on display, and the Middle School Choir and piano students will be performing.

WAY TO GO WILDCATS!   If you know of any present or past Wildcat deserving of recognition for an outstanding achievement please contact the school office by 1 p.m. on Monday and we will spread the news!


attention 8th grade girls   JPII will be adding to their spirit program with the JPII Dance Team.  The dance team will be coached by Jamie Jordan.  Jamie is from Hendersonville and has an impressive reputation in the dance team world.  She has coached and choreographed for Christian Brothers in Memphis, Good Pasture, Davidson Academy, Hawkins Middle School, Ellis Middle School Cheerleaders, Hendersonville High School Cheerleaders and Golden Girls, Sycamore High School, Greenbrier High School, Merrel Hyde Cheerleaders, and Portland High School.  She was also the director, coach, and choreographer for JAMS All-Star dance program.  She is currently coaching at Hendersonville High School where in 15 years her teams have won 9 state titles and 2 National titles. “I look forward to training the dancers at JPII”, says Coach Jordan. “They will be adding entertainment and school spirit to football and basketball games with their pom and hip hop routines.” TRY OUTS will be April 22 thru 25. Parents info meeting on April 22 at 7:00 p.m. Try out clinic April 23 and 24 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and try outs April 25 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  

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!


Ryan ConnectionsPlease join us at 7:30 am on Thursday, April 18th with Special Guest Speaker — David M. Darst, Class of 1965, Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Continental breakfast will be served and presentation to begin at 8 am.
Ryan Connections is a networking event for alumni, parents and friends of Father Ryan, which allows attendees to connect with other business leaders in the community. Held quarterly in the Center for the Arts, the event invites a guest speaker to discuss their business, industry trends and answer questions. 

Father Ryan will dedicate a study room in the Neuhoff Library, donated by the Darst brothers—Guy, Jim, David, Chuck ’67 and Dan ’70—and other friends in memory of their parents, Susan Mary McGinnis Darst and Guy Bewley Darst, immediately following Ryan ConnectionsWe expect a large audience for this event and encourage you to RSVP online at


SCA offering new hiking and outdoors camp for girls  Does your daughter love the outdoors? If so, she can join SCA coaches Maggie Kuyper and Ashley George for the Hiking and Outdoors camp this summer at Camp St. Cecilia. During this camp, girls will spend the week learning about nature, visiting nature and hiking Middle Tennessee parks. The camp will be held June 17-21 from 1-4 p.m. and is open to girls in grades 6-8. Cost is $110. Visit to register and view a full listing of camps offered at Camp St. Cecilia. For more information, contact Camp Director Amie Pike at or (615)298-4525 ext. 660.

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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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