The Yellow Jacket News

January 29, 2018

A Message from the Principal

Greetings St. Anthony Catholic High School Community!


"Teach me your ways, O' Lord" Psalm 25:4-5


Happy New Year! Its hard to believe that January 2018 is almost over. It has been a busy month getting back in gear with the weather, the MLK holiday and the challenges that arise. But thankfully we make it through and begin a new day each day as God provides new promises for each of us and our school every day.


There has been a lot of exciting events happening this past month with soccer, basketball, swimming, baseball, softball, cheer, dance and tennis all happening now. Each of the sports are pulling together and winning some games and building strong teams for the future. God has blessed many of our students with great athletic ability!


We are collaborating more with UIW and this past week, we had a Senior Day over there. The seniors had an opportunity to spend the day at UIW and listen to various presentations. Then on Wednesday evening, we had a SACHS Night Out at the UIW Girl's Basketball game and had a sold out crowd with many of our teams attending to cheer on the Lady Cardinals. It was a fun night to socialize with our Cardinals and have our Yellow Jackets together. See pictures below.


We are in the final days of fundraising for our dynamic Catholic parent and most humble servant of God, Mrs. Julissa Carielo. We are still selling her THINK GOD bracelets for $5 to receive a spirit dress day. Mrs. Carielo is the one that has put up the THINK GOD billboards all over San Antonio to remind us all who will never forsake us and will ALWAYS help us :) We thank Mrs. Carielo for her tireless efforts in helping raise money for our school. You can still donate until January 30. See the flyer below for the website information.


We are busy preparing for our upcoming Accreditation Visit which will happen February 11-14. This is part of a requirement from the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department (TCCB-ED). Every 7 years, every Catholic school in the state of Texas receives a visit to ensure we are following the standards set forth. The TCCB-ED team will be talking to parents during morning/afternoon drop off and anywhere else they might see you which is part of their visit. They will be visiting with everyone associated with our school. Please keep us in your prayers during this time.


This week begins Catholic Schools Week 2018! This special week is celebrated all around the country to help encourage and inspire more parents to send their children to Catholic Schools. We will have an event each day this week with our biggest PARENT OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Please encourage any family you know that has interest in the Yellow Jackets to visit us during this time. We are scheduling family tours all week long. See the calendar of events for further information on the special events this week.


Take special note of the additional days we now have school due to the inclement weather days and the extra Thanksgiving holiday. All the make up days are noted below.


Progress reports are coming up next week. Please encourage your child to attend tutoring if they have questions on homework or need additional assistance. There are also additional UIW Math Tutors that we encourage all students to utilize. See your math teachers for more information. We want to keep grades in the A-B averages as much as possible to increase scholarship opportunities and a solid transcript that can open many doors for success. The library and cafeteria will be open afterschool for students to complete homework until they are picked up.


Thank you for choosing St. Anthony Catholic High School!


Dear Heavenly Father- Teach us your ways and make us more like you. Fill us with wisdom as we build your school each day and nourish your children with knowledge of you. Help us to be your ambassadors on this earth and serve you in all that we do. Be with us during these upcoming weeks. Surround every child at St. Anthony Catholic High School with the protection from the Holy Spirit and help them all feel your love. We adore you Lord! In Jesus Name, Amen.


May your life be blessed!


Dr. Kristina Vidaurri

Dates to Remember

Spring 2018 Dates

January 29-February 2- Catholic Schools Week #CSW18

Monday, January 29

Catholic Schools Week EVENT- Parent Blessing at 8:00am in chapel followed by coffee and pastries in the library

Tuesday, January 30

Catholic Schools Week EVENT- Clergy Blessing at 8:00am in chapel followed by coffee and pastries in the library

Wednesday, January 31

Catholic Schools Week EVENT- PTC Faculty Appreciation Luncheon

Thursday, February 1

Catholic Schools Week EVENT- Parent Open House ALL DAY for prospective parents

Cowboy Breakfast from 6:30am-7:30am in the HIVE (gym)

Mass at 8:00am

Friday, February 2

Catholic Schools Week EVENT- COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY- ALL DAY FOR ALL STUDENTS

Kendra Scott Fundraiser from 6:00pm-8:00pm for Dance Team

February 5-9- National Counselors Week

February 5-9- Football Boot Camp from 6:00am-7:30am

Tuesday, February 6

Reconciliation Services from 9am-11am- Preparation for Lent

Boys Soccer at 4:00pm

Girls Basketball at 5:00pm/6:00pm

Wednesday, February 7

Reconciliation Services from 9am-11am- Preparation for Lent

Thursday, February 8

Progress Reports

Art Club Meeting from 3:15pm-4:15pm

PSAT PARENT NIGHT from 6:00pm-7:00pm

February 11-14- ACCREDITATION WEEK- Please keep us in prayer

Tuesday, February 13

Girls Basketball at 6:00pm

Wednesday, February 14- Ash Wednesday and Happy Valentines Day

Ash Wednesday Mass at 8:00am

Lent Begins

Thursday, February 15

Young Oblates Meeting from 3:00pm-3:30pm in the chapel

Saturday, February 17

Young Oblates FEED the Homeless Project at 9:00am

Monday, February 19

Early Release Day at 12noon- School in SESSION- Makeup Weather Day

Wednesday, February 21

Lenten Praise and Worship at 6:00pm in the Chapel

Thursday, February 22

Booster Club Meeting at 5:00pm

Friday, February 23

Stations of the Cross at 6:00pm

Lenten Chalupa Dinner at 7:00pm

Saturday, February 24

FREE AugustHeart Screening for Teens from 8:30am-10:00am

Register now online at www.AugustHeart.org

Friday, March 2

Early Release at 12noon

March 12-16- Spring Break HOLIDAY WEEK

Wednesday, March 7

SAT Day for ALL JUNIORS

Wednesday, March 21

Senior Day Retreat

Friday, March 30- Good Friday Holiday

Sunday, April 1- HAPPY EASTER

Monday, April 2

Early Release Day at 12noon- School in SESSION- Makeup Weather Day

Friday, April 27

Early Release Day at 12noon- School in SESSION- Makeup Extra Thanksgiving Holiday

Saturday, May 19

Graduation at 10am

St. Anthony Catholic High School

The Mission of St. Anthony Catholic High School

St. Anthony Catholic High School prepares young men and women for positions of responsibility and leadership through a college preparatory curriculum based on Catholic values and traditions. Within a comprehensive array of demanding academic courses, athletics, and extra curricular activities, students develop the mental, physical, and spiritual well being needed to make choices consistent with their academic and career goal and reflecting the spirit of Catholic education.

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