A letter from Valley Catholic School President John Matcovich

John Matcovich

Dear Valley Catholic School Community,

It is hard to believe that the end of the school year is here. During the past few weeks, we have enjoyed the talents of Valley Catholic students through music and choir concerts, playoff and state championship athletic competitions, one act plays, art fairs and many other opportunities for our students to shine.  

In addition, each school formally recognized those students who are moving up, or moving on from Valley Catholic School.

  • Valley Catholic Music School hosted group, individual and honors recitals – celebrating the growth of each performer during the past year. 
  • The Early Learning School’s move up day is June 17. This is the day students “graduate” and move up into a new class and look forward to another year of growth and adventure.
  • The elementary school’s 5th Grade Prayer Service honored these students’ accomplishments during their elementary years as they prepare to embark into middle school.
  • 8th graders ended their middle school years with a day of outdoor fun at Oaks Park. After the adventure they returned to campus for a Sending Ceremony with their families and teachers.
  • Our VC community honored and celebrated the senior class with our traditional Graduation ceremony and Baccalaureate Mass. We also memorialized our seniors with an awards assembly, campus Senior Honor Walk and an all-night grad party. We wish them the best of success as they venture out into the world with a Valley Catholic education as their foundation in life!

It has been a year full of challenge, growth and accomplishment as everyone on campus has strived to live out the SSMO Core Values: Live Valiantly. Strive for Excellence. Honor the Unique Gifts of Each Person. Celebrate God and Life.

I hope each of you has a fun and restful summer. I look forward to welcoming our students back to school on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

John Matcovich
Valley Catholic School President