Let the 2017-18 school year begin!

(L-R) Mr. Bill Sanford, Mrs. Mary Lee DeBelina, Mrs. Karen Love, Mr. Brian Liedlich and Fr. Dan Hall discuss the new school year

(L-R) Mr. Bill Sanford, Mrs. Mary Lee DeBelina, Mrs. Karen Love, Mr. Brian Liedlich and Fr. Dan Hall discuss the new school year

Days before the start of fall sports tryouts and one week before department heads meet, Saint Viator administrators convened and excitement was in the air.

President Brian Liedlich and Principal Karen Love gathered with the rest of the administration team for a “pull-away day” before the new school year starts on Aug. 17.

“With a change in leadership we have a new perspective and great enthusiasm,” Mr. Liedlich said, “with the momentum created by the new strategic plan and the remarkable student achievements of our graduating class of 2017.”

Administrators around the table included: Fr. Dan Hall, CSV, Vice President of

(L-R) Mrs. JoAnne Francis, Dr. Deborah Scerbicke, Mrs. Nora Boka and Mr. Martin Jennings listen during the meeting

(L-R) Mrs. JoAnne Francis, Dr. Deborah Scerbicke, Mrs. Nora Boka, Mr. Martin Jennings and Mr. Bill Sanford listen during the meeting

Viatorian Identity and Mission; Assistant Principal Mrs. Mary Lee DeBelina, Director of Student Activities Mrs. JoAnne Francis, Dr. Deborah Scerbicke and Mr. Bill Sanford, both Deans of Students; Athletic Director Martin Jennings and Controller Mrs. Nora Boka.

“As a group, we are enthused, inspired and ready to lead Saint Viator High School in a positive direction,” Mr. Liedlich added, “and on a strong path in living out our mission more effectively.”

As if to reinforce that Viatorian mission, the group met at the Viatorian Province Center, which is the headquarters of the Viatorian Community in this country and in Colombia. They convened in the shadow of a display of international solidarity promoting the more than one dozen countries internationally where Viatorians serve.

“International Viatorian solidarity challenges us to be sensitive and responsive to the world’s needs,” members of the Viatorian General Direction stated in 2012, “and calls upon us to be aware of what is going on and to respond with conviction.”