Welcome to our new incoming families and “welcome back” to our entire STVM community!
I am thrilled to begin my third year as your principal. I love my role here leading our school, and I truly appreciate the support that this entire STVM community has shown me over the past few years. I am so grateful to the students, families, and alumni for all that they do to make our school so strong.
There has never been a better time to be Irish than right now. As a the only Catholic High school in Ohio with the prestigious Ohio Department of Education’s STEM designation and a newly Marianist-sponsored high school, we are well-positioned to keep academics and Catholicity as our top priorities. As I like to say, STVM isn’t “a sports school” or just a “STEM school” or an “arts school” – we are an “everything school” because there truly is something here for everyone! I am incredibly proud of how strong our programming is across the board – from academics and fine arts to athletics and co-curricular activities.
A tradition that I have established is the naming of a new “theme” for us to focus on each school year. This year’s theme is “Choose Christ!” This is our Gospel call: to make Christ the center of all our actions, labors, and decisions. This means making Him the priority in our lives, using Him as the motivation for using our gifts and talents to achieve success, emulating Him in how we live our lives, and spreading the good news of the Gospel message to a world that so desperately needs it. I ask you to help our students live out this year’s theme by leading them with your example. We all can Choose Christ each and every day and our world will be better for the positive impact that STVM makes by leading the way.
Thank you for all you do to make our school and community so strong. We can’t do it without you. Many blessings for the 2018-19 school year.
As always: Go, Irish!
Robert Brownfield VM03