The Yellow Jacket News

October 2, 2017

A Message from the Principal

Greetings St. Anthony Catholic High School Community!


Great things are happening at St. Anthony Catholic High School. Our students have been using their God-given talents in academics, extracurricular activities, service hours and athletics. We had over 100 students attend our Practice PSAT Test on Saturday, September 16. All of our parents nights were a great success with over 50-100 parents in each session. At Progress Report time, 80% of our students were passing all their classes. Our Volleyball team has a 28-3 record. Our Football team has a 3-1 record. Cross Country is performing well in all the events they have participated in. Students have been serving in our community through feeding the homeless, volunteering with Catholic Charities, tutoring at the Visitation House among many other agencies we are reaching. We are proud of our Yellow Jackets!


We are about to embark upon our 8th Grade Recruitment and would like help from any parents and families that would like to take part in this journey. November 7, 2017 will be our Class of 2022 Open House Night and we would love to have families talk to new families about SACHS. Send me an email if you would like to be an SACHS Ambassador Family.


We now have a link on our website to report any bullying or cyberbullying. It can be found on our website, on the right hand side under QUICKLINKS. Parents and students can report any information related to bullying on this link: https://sachs.socs.net/vnews/display.v/ART/59c01f32635c2


We have joined with Amazon.com to utilize as a fundraiser for SACHS. We get .5% of qualifying purchases so if you shop on Amazon, please use the following link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0234338.


We are helping Catholic Charities collect children's costumes for their Annual Little Pumpkin Palooza on Friday, October 27. For many of the children who attend their event, it is their sole celebration and sense of normalcy for Fall festivities. We will have containers in the front area of our school to donate the costumes.


This upcoming month we have a busy month with our PSAT/SAT day, Homecoming Week and lots of other exciting events taking place. Check out our 'Save the Date' section for plentiful opportunities to get involved. We still have a few more dates to add for this month along with more details about Homecoming. A separate news announcement will be coming soon regarding all Homecoming week details.


Our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected in the Las Vegas massacre. This morning as students entered chapel, we began to play 'Holy Ground' and silenced our hearts to dedicate these few minutes before Adoration to the victims and all those affected in Las Vegas. And we continue to pray for those affected from the Hurricanes. May God bless and heal all those wounded and affected by these tragedies.


Heavenly Father, we thank You for all the blessings you have given us. We praise you for Your kindness, love and mercy you have given St. Anthony Catholic High School. We ask for Your wisdom in leading us forth to a bright light You have planned for us. We ask for your sovereign protection over our students, teachers, staff, families and our community. In Jesus name, Amen.


"For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him." Phillipians 2:13


May your life be blessed!


Dr. Kristina Vidaurri

Dates to Remember

October Dates

Tuesday, October 3

National Night Out...we encourage families to participate in your neighborhoods

Wednesday, October 4

Coffee and Conversation with the Principal at 8:30am

PTC General Meeting at 6:00pm

Thursday, October 5

Volleyball Game- 9th Grade at 5:00pm, JV at 6:00pm and Varsity/Senior NIGHT at 7:00pm

Friday, October 6

Blessing of Animals at 7:45am in front of Chapel

Saturday, October 7

Football Game- 2:00pm at Lang Field (SACHS) vs KIPP Sunnyside

Wednesday, October 11

PSAT/SAT Day

Evening Reflection in Chapel for Parents at 6:00pm- TOPIC: Angels

Friday, October 13

Early Dismissal for Students at 12noon

Saturday, October 14

FREE Practice ACT Test 9:00am-12noon- OPEN to all Students

Jackets and Jewels Dancers 2017 Dance Clinic OPEN to all PreK-17 years old from 10am-2pm in the Fencing Gym

Monday, October 16- HOMECOMING WEEK BEGINS...MUMS can be worn all week.

Theme: College Day: Jeans and College Shirt

Hallway decorating begins at 3:30pm

Tuesday, October 17

Theme: Twin Day

Hallway decorating continues at 3:30pm

Volleyball Game Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness- PINK OUT...Games at 5pm and 6pm

Wednesday, October 18

Theme: Dress Your Decade

Hallway decorating continues at 3:30pm

Thursday, October 19

Theme: Movie/Cartoon Day: Dress as a cartoon/movie character from your decade

Hallway decorating continues at 3:30pm

Friday, October 20

Theme: Maroon OUT: Jeans and Maroon Shirt

Hallway Judging DAY

Homecoming PEP RALLY at 2:15pm

Saturday, October 21

Homecoming Football Game KICKOFF at 1:00pm

Homecoming Dance from 7:00pm-11:00pm- Tickets to dance will be $15

Monday, October 23

UTSA MOBILE GO Units at SACHS

Tuesday, October 24

Alamo Community Colleges MOBILE GO Units at SACHS

St. Mary's University at SACHS from 3:00pm-3:30pm to talk with interested students

Wednesday, October 25

Blood and Bone Marrow Drive from 9:00am-3:00pm

4th Annual Mission and Ministry Spaghetti Dinner at 6:00pm

Thursday, October 26

Sibling Day from 3:30pm-6:30pm

Friday, October 27

Halloween Pep Rally at 2:15pm

Saturday, October 28

PRACTICE High School Placement Test Workshop for Incoming 8th Graders 9am-12noon

Football Game at 2pm

Sunday, October 29

11th Annual Run with a Mission Fundraiser at Mission County Park #1 at 7:30am

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.

Coffee and Conversation with the Principal

Wednesday, Oct. 4th, 8:30am

3200 McCullough Avenue

San Antonio, TX

Please join Dr. Vidaurri and several staff members to discuss the most current educational topics that impact our students at St. Anthony Catholic High School. We want to use this time to share important information, answer questions and have conversations with our families to build the premier co-educational institution founded on Catholic values and traditions, which are the basis for a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum designed to promote scholarship and spiritual growth and appreciation for the power of service here at our school.

PTC General Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 4th, 6pm

3200 McCullough Avenue

San Antonio, TX

Join us for the 1st 2017-2018 PTC General Meeting. We have food and drinks provided. Our Guest Speaker will be one of our parents, Mr. Vincent Cano, Officer with the SAPD Safe and Fear Free Environment Unit and father of student Nathan Cano. He will be presenting on how parents can be more vigilant with social media for their students. We hope to see you there!

FREE Practice ACT Test

Saturday, Oct. 14th, 9am

3200 McCullough Avenue

San Antonio, TX

Blood and Bone Marrow Drive

Wednesday, Oct. 25th, 9am-3pm

3200 McCullough Avenue

San Antonio, TX

4th Annual Mission and Ministry Spaghetti Night

Wednesday, Oct. 25th, 6pm

3200 McCullough Avenue

San Antonio, TX

Join us in this community building event that is open to all families and community. More information coming soon.