St. Viator Parish School

Viator Voice: February 24, 2020

Oh What a Night!

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Last Saturday night, we honored Mary and Dan Miller (in loving memory) along with Jacki and John Miller; two couples who both dedicated so much of their time and talent to our school community. It was a beautiful event. Shout out to Pat Ellis, Maddie Gugino, Lulu Aiello, Laura Alcaraz, and the entire the Foundation Committee for their countless hours and dedication to make this year's Foundation Gala a huge success!

5th Grade loves the Periodic Table!
The Periodic Table at our lunch table!

Welcome to the Visiting Committee!

On Monday, February 24, we welcome our Visiting Committee for the three-day visit portion of our accreditation process. We will introduce them to the student body at the morning assembly in the gym. Prior to their arrival, they spent time reading and rereading our Self Study.

Throughout the day, the ten-person Visiting Committee will visit classes and meet with students and our pastor. In the evening, they will meet with the School Board members and parent representatives. Tuesday and Wednesday they will continue with visits as they write their report, which will be completed on Wednesday.

The School Leadership Team will review the report, along with our pastor and the superintendent. It will be presented to the faculty and staff Wednesday afternoon. The final copy of the report will arrive within a few weeks and we will be honored to post it for the school community to review.

You can read all about the Accreditation Process by following the Link to Western Catholic Accreditation Association (WCEA)

To our St. Viator Community....

A really big thank you goes to our faculty, staff, parents, students and school community for all their hard work over the last 15 months preparing the Self Study and preparing for the Visiting Committee to arrive at St. Viator School. It takes a village ... and you all were there helping whenever needed. We are sincerely grateful for our wonderful St. Viator family.

D.E.A.R. SVS students,

It's about time to Drop Everything And Read!

Nevada Reading Week is next week! In 1987, the Nevada Department of Education began a statewide initiative for Nevada teachers and librarians to celebrate reading through shared thematic activities. Nevada Reading Week usually coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Many of our local celebrities, parents and community members participate in the festivities by telling stories and reading to our students. The theme for 2019-20 is "Saddle Up & Read ". Please see flyer below for more information about each day.

Good Samaritans for February

1st Andrew O.

2nd Nicole M., Andres P.

3rd Xoey D., Angelo S.

4th Dennis F., Ryan B.

5th Kyle C., Wyeth M.

6th Ethan N., Alexander V.

7th Ryan H., Feven B.

8th Zacchery Z., Eddie Y.

Staff: Mrs Santos, Mrs Wood, Mrs Garner and Mr Smyth for the willingness to always look and see what is for the best for our St. Viator community. Thank you!

How do you become a Good Sam?

Check out some of the reasons the above were chosen:

This student is a responsible citizen (SLE 4) who always volunteers in the classroom. He is willing to help in any capacity, doing it quickly and efficiently. When he notices someone struggling, he offers his help. He can always be counted on at all times.

This child is always helping and playing with her Micah classmate. She is patient and unselfish with her assistance to her.

This student consistently shows His love of learning and for the Lord. He follows the golden rule acting respectfully continually.

This boy exemplifies the second SLE: Lifelong Learner. He consistently works his hardest and truly tries to learn from every situation. It is evident he loves to learn! Not only is he very independent in his learning, he is fantastic about quietly helping his peers who he may notice needing a little extra help. Critical thinking skills are another strong area for him as he is always eager to try when presented with a new challenge.

This is a student who is a responsible citizen who makes good choices, he thinks before he acts and he helps and takes care of others. This can be seen in his actions with Honor Society, student government, and the Stellar Stallions program.

This student is always in a good mood and smiling when he is at school. He sees the best in everyone he meets. When asking for help, no matter what it is, he is always one of the first to volunteer. For these reasons and for having an attitude like Jesus his is our Good Sam.

Catholic Daughters Award SVS Students for their Talent

Diocesan Science Fair (check) UNLV Science Fair next!

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February is National Children's Dental Health Month.

Special thank you to Dr. Nassar with SMILE DESIGN CENTER for a great dental hygiene presentation to our PK-5th graders!

You're TOOTH-riffic!!!

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At St. Viator, Learning Extends Beyond the Classroom

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St. Viator School considers educational trips part of the instructional program. The teachers
plan educational trips to provide learning experiences that supplement those of the classroom.
These educational trips range from attendance at theater performances, museums, historical

sites, nature preserves and other points of interest in the Las Vegas area.

Last week, our 5th graders visited the Valley of Fire, world-renowned for its 40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone. Valley of Fire State Park contains ancient, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. A Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and nearby region. We love this quote from Sienna M in 5A: "I liked trying to find petrogylphs on our hike and trying to figure out what they mean" It was a great trip!

SVS Alumni visit LA to attend Religious Education Youth Congress

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The theme: "Live Mercy - Be Holy"

LA Congress is a regional conference held every year at the Anaheim convention center. Viatorian youth along with chaperones, Fr. Bill and Br. John spent a day at Knotts berry farm and then a day at the Congress. Joining 8,000 teens youth from our parish went to workshops, reflected on prayer and seeing in 2020 vision. Many teens said a highlight was mass with arch Bishop Jose Gomez. Many thanks for all those who helped to raise funds for the youth to enjoy this event.
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Attention: SVS 8th Grade

The SVS Youth Group is looking forward to YOU!

The faith formation of every child is a priority to the Viatorians and our mission. If you are seeking a safe space to continue learning about God and all HE does in your life, registration will start in June. Contact Rosy Hartz at for more information.

This could you be YOU next year!

What's Happening!

Monday: February 24, 2020

  • Prayer & Flag, Welcome WCEA Team!
  • February Good Sams, 8am
  • April Lunch Order goes home
  • WCEA Team Meeting with all faculty and staff, 3:00 pm
  • WCEA Parent & School Board Meeting

Tuesday: February 25, 2020

  • 8th Grade Campus Ministry, Parish Center, 1:45 to 2:30 pm

Wednesday: February 26, 2020

  • Ash Wednesday - Liturgy (Grades PK-8). School Office will be closed 8:10 am to 9am.
  • Devotions, 9am in the cafeteria
  • WCEA Team Meeting with all faculty and staff, 3:00 pm

Thursday: February 27, 2020

Friday: February 28, 2020
  • Report cards go home
  • Final payment for Carson City and Science Camp due today


Please join us in the cafeteria following the Ash Wednesday Prayer Service for Devotions. This is a wonderful opportunity for community and to raise the prayers of our children.

Future SVS Cheerleaders in the making. All my life, I wanted to be a STALLION. Work it!🐴

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Please join us!

Girls Basketball Schedule


Monday, 2/24 @ St Anne’s gym

Game 1 = SVS vs St Chris @ 3:30 PM

Game 2 = SFDS vs SEAS @ 4:30 PM

Wednesday, 2/26 @ St Anne’s gym

St Anne vs winner game 1 @ 3:30 PM

OLLV vs winner game 2 @ 4:30 PM

Friday, 2/28 @ BGHS

Consolation championship (Aux Gym) @ 4:00 PM

Championship (Main gym) @ 4:00 PM


Tuesday, 2/25 @ OLLV gym

Game 1 = OLLV vs St Chris @ 3:30 PM

Game 2 = SFDS vs SEAS @ 4:30 PM

Thursday, 2/27 @ OLLV gym

St Anne vs winner game 1 @ 3:30 PM

SVS vs winner game 2 @ 4:30 PM

Friday, 2/28 @ BGHS

Consolation championship (Aux Gym) @ 5:20 PM

Championship (Main gym) @ 5:20 PM

Ash Wednesday & Lent in Two Minutes

Ash Wednesday

On Wednesday, February 26th, the school office will be closed from 8:15 am to 9:15 am so that all faculty and staff may attend the prayer service in the church.

Online Ministries for Lent

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Enter to win epic bragging rights!

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Save the Date!

Following Flag and Prayer on March 16th, we will be celebrating our 2nd trimester student accomplishments in our Honor Award ceremony. Please join us in the gym!

Spring is Springing a bit early!

Effective March 2nd, we will be returning to our spring uniform. Of course, Nevada Reading Week theme days supersede this first week. Please visit our school website for more information:

We will continue to have formal dress, no shorts on Mass days.

Gentle Reminder

All tuition and fees must be brought current prior to re-registration or distribution of report cards. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Alex at or Mrs. Brunelle.

Viatorians "R" Us Facebook Page

Viatorians R Us is a closed, members only Facebook page consisting of school faculty and parents/guardians of currently enrolled students. Only those individuals who are accepted into the group by the administrators may see or post on this page. It is not visible to the general Facebook population. To join, search Viatorians r Us.

Any information posted and shared on this site must be of a positive or congratulatory nature.

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