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Congratulations SJV Award Winners!

Our Art Teacher, Mrs. Kelly Gulleman, recently gave her students the opportunity to participate in the Catholic Charities Child Abuse Prevention Poster Contest.  Four SJV students won honors in the contest.

SJV swept the Elementary Division, taking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place:

1st Place – Andrew Wallace

2nd Place – Oliver Rausch

3rd Place – Katie Shea Collins


6th Grader, Ashlyn Roberts, earned 2nd place in the Middle School Division.


Congratulations to all of our winners, and a special thanks to Mrs. Gulleman and Catholic Charities for giving our students this opportunity!

pictured from L to R Row 1:  Katie Shea Collins, Andrew Wallace, Oliver Rausch Row 2:  Mrs. McCormick, Ashlyn Roberts, Mrs. Gulleman

pictured from L to R
Row 1: Katie Shea Collins, Andrew Wallace, Oliver Rausch
Row 2: Mrs. McCormick, Ashlyn Roberts, Mrs. Gulleman

Revised Calendar Summary for 2013-2014

Calendar Summary 2013 2014 REVISED

Please note that as of 3/19/13, the 2013-2014 calendar has been revised.   Click on the link above for details.

The Importance of a Great Teacher

Most people can recall quite easily the best teacher they ever had.  They understand from experience how much that teacher helped them grow and learn.  But recent research is confirming what most people intuitively know: an effective teacher is one of the most important factors influencing student achievement and learning.  A recent study from Harvard and Columbia tracked 2.5 million students over 20 years and found that those with highly effective teachers were more likely to attend college and eventually earn higher salaries.

At Saint John Vianney, our teachers have high expectations of each and every child within their care. The type of teachers we seek are experienced, highly qualified, creative, caring, and are engaged with parents in a unique partnership that help each and every student reach their maximum potential.

Our teaching faculty has a combined 79 years of teaching experience and 1/3 of SJV faculty hold advanced degrees in their field. In addition to daily communication with parents and regular parent-teacher conferences, a unique way that SJV parents stay engaged daily with the classroom experience is through our class blogs. Each teacher maintains a blog that keeps parents informed on lessons and often posts pictures from class.  If you’re searching for a school community where quality teaching is an emphasis, read our blogs, take a personal tour of campus, and have a one-on-one conversation with one of our teachers.  To view our class blogs, simply hover your mouse over the “Inside Our Classrooms” link above.

Catholic Schools Week 2013: Raising the Standards

The annual national celebration of Catholic schools renews this year from January 27th to February 2nd, 2013.  It is busy week for us here at SJV for sure, but nationally, Catholic Schools Week is an opportunity to share important information about the consistent high standards at Catholic schools across the country.

For example, did you know:

  • There are 6,841 Catholic schools: 5,636 elementary; 1,205 secondary.

In 2011, the National Center for Education Statistics released the report of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). In it they reported that:

  • 55% of Catholic school students scored at either proficient or advanced in 8th grade reading, compared with 32% of public school students.
  • 46% of Catholic school students scored at either proficient or advanced in 8th grade math, compared with 34% of public school students.

College attendance rates for Catholic schools continue to lead the nation according to a recent study:

Catholic Schools College Attendance 2012

SJV Welcomes WSMV Meteorologist Paul Heggen!

We are excited that Channel 4 WSMV Meteorologist, Paul Heggen, will visit SJV on Friday, January 11.  (This is rescheduled from the previous date you may remember being January 7.)  Mr. Heggen is visiting our school as part of his “40 Schools in 40 Days” program, and we are excited for all our students to learn more about weather at his presentation.

We all want to look our best on this day, so please send your child to school in his/her Mass uniform on Friday, January 11.  Thanks, and we promise to share pictures of the big event with you!