IMG_9535“The positive energy was palpable.”

That’s how Saint Viator High School President Brian Liedlich described the two open house presentations that took place Oct. 21 and 22.

“The feedback we received from attendees at the event and afterward has been overwhelmingly positive,” Mr. Liedlich said.

With more than 350 families attending over the course of the two days, nearly every measure was up, including the number of prospective seventh and eighth graders who attended.

IMG_9505Families enjoyed learning about Saint Viator’s iPad curriculum and recognition as an Apple School of Distinction, as well as meeting with department heads and touring the school’s campus. Besides the student tour guides themselves, a special highlight was meeting with all the student ambassadors afterward and hearing about the many clubs and teams that await prospective students.

“From our student and parent ambassadors to our faculty and staff, coaches and administrators, as well as the video presentation and our beautiful facilities, it was a proud two days for Saint Viator,” Mr. Liedlich added.

IMG_9461For Fr. Charles Bolser, CSV, a former president of the school now serving as chaplain, it was his first open house since he left the school in 1999, and he enjoyed it.

“The atmosphere was great,” Fr. Bosler said, “but what I enjoyed most was seeing so many alumni back bring their children to see the school. That’s always a good barometer.”

Signs of the successful open house still resonate out in the community, with youngsters continuing to wear their white Saint Viator sweatshirts that they received at the event, proclaiming them, “A Lion for Life.”