Young Master's Art Exhibit

Young Master’s Art Exhibit

Please Join US

Reception on Sunday February 26th, 2017 4:00-6:00 at

Gallery One, 209 Western Ave

and Riverfront Gallery, 132 Petaluma Blvd

Exhibit from February 26th until March 5th

All Are Welcome


PFO Rummage Sale-4/29-30/2017

Donate your gently used items and support our amazing schools!
 Friday, April 28th 5:30 PM 
St. Vincent de Paul Church Parish Hall
Shop and Support for 2 DAYS!
St. Vincent de Paul Church Parish Hall

Saturday April 29th   8 AM-5 PM
(Stop by before and after the Butter & Eggs Day Parade)
Sunday April 30th 8 AM-5 PM
(Find a treasure while shopping at the Petaluma Spring Antique Faire!)

Blood Drive

The Blood Drive is on November 10 and there are limited spots to sign up. If you are at least 16 and are interested in donating then contact Fernando Vaca at for a permission slip or get them in the front office.

Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its components — red cells, platelets and plasma — which can be used individually for patients with specific conditions.

Safe blood saves lives and improves health. Blood transfusion is needed for:

  • women with complications of pregnancy, such as ectopic pregnancies and haemorrhage before, during or after childbirth;
  • children with severe anaemia often resulting from malaria or malnutrition;
  • people with severe trauma following man-made and natural disasters; and
  • many complex medical and surgical procedures and cancer patients.

It is also needed for regular transfusions for people with conditions such as thalassaemia and sickle cell disease and is used to make products such as clotting factors for people with haemophilia.

There is a constant need for regular blood supply because blood can be stored for only a limited time before use. Regular blood donations by a sufficient number of healthy people are needed to ensure that safe blood will be available whenever and wherever it is needed.

PEF Impact Grant Awarded

lschneidersvsh_pefgrant2We are pleased to announce that  PEF's Impact Grant selection committee has chosen to fund SVHS' "Technologically Fine" proposal!

SVHS collaborative team spearheading the first year of “Technologically Fine” included: Amy Waud-Reiter– Art Department Chair; Nick Hoffman – Digital Film; and Michele Wetherbee – Computer Science Department Chair. The equipment will be shared within the Visual and Performing Arts department thus allowing for the possibility to include cross curricular collaboration, for example, with: journalism, advancement, drama, music, athletics, and leadership.

Classes directly impacted by “Technologically Fine” include:

  • Advanced Painting
  • Art Appreciation and Advanced Art
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Mixed Media Art & Beginning Photography
  • AP Studio Art Syllabus: Drawing and 2-D Design
  • Computer Graphic design class

Big thank you to Amy, Nick and Michele for their collaboration & support to the Advancement Department, which resulted in such a great proposal and to them and Dr. Walker for a great presentation to the PEF selection committee last week. What great teamwork!


Portola Football Game Change

Last week the Athletic Department contacted Portola High School to arrange a change of venue for the last football game of the year on November 5th. The administration of Portola High School was very gracious in our request to change the game to St. Vincent High School. Game times on Saturday, November 5th will be 11:00 and 1:00 to accommodate a possible NCS soccer playoff game. Please consider volunteering for the many jobs required to put on this event and make it a successful finish for both football teams. Don't hesitate signing up on Beehively now for one of the jobs listed under the Portola football game. As per usual, we need an army of volunteers to make it all come together. Many thanks to those volunteers who come on a regular basis. We can't do this without you!

Back to school schedules

SVHS Community,

By now you should have received your back to school packets via the US post containing detailed school schedule information for the upcoming weeks.

You can see freshmen information HERE

You can see transfer student and returning 10-12 information HERE

If you have not yet received your packet, please contact Jessica Merril,, in our front office.

We are looking forward to a great school year!

Wednesday, August 17th
8:15-8:45     All School Assembly in Gym
8:50-9:30     Period 1
9:35-10:15    Period 2
10:15-10:25  Break
10:30-11:10  Period 3
11:15-11:55    Period 4
12:00-12:40 Period 5
12:40-1:10    Lunch
1:15-2:05      Period 6
2:10-2:50     Period 7

Thursday, August 18th
Ordinary A Day

Friday, August 19th
Freshmen Pictures During PE Classes

7:30-8:10     Zero Period
8:15-8:45       Period 1
8:50-9:25      Period 2
9:25-9:50      Procession to Church
9:50-10:50    Mass
10:50-11:15    Procession to School
11:15-11:25     Break & Bagels
11:30-12:00   Period 3
12:05-12:35   Period 4
12:40-1:10     Period 5
1:10-1:40       Lunch & Make up Pictures
1:45-2:15       Period 6
2:20-2:50      Period 7

Football Equipment Issued July 20th & 21st

Football Equipment will begin to be issued on Wednesday, July 20th and Thursday, July 21st @ 4:00 in the afternoon. NON-MANDATORY, VOLUNTARY summer practice will begin on Monday, July 25th.

Summer Assignments 2016

You will find all summer homework assignments here:

AP US History  SummerAssignment2016 (2)

Calculus AB  APcalcAB

Calculus APCalcBC

AP Spanish   APSpanish

AP Biology  APBiology


Josten's, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, has announced that St. Vincent's yearbook program has been named a 2016 Josten's National Yearbook Program of Excellence. The National Program of Excellence recognizes engaging yearbooks that reflect a broad representation of the student body while helping students develop 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, and information and communication technologies (ICT) literacy.
The St. Vincent Yearbook program has been under the direction of Mrs. Amy Waud-Reiter for 16 years. This is the third time the St. Vincent yearbook program has received this recognition.


Seeking Art Angels, Artists, and Students that love to paint and help our community shine!

What: A large two story mural on the side of the building, with a smaller color gradation on the front wheelchair access ramp. The mural will consist of three phases.
1) Paint the wall using a "Lazure" Painting Method, a rag on/off technique, creating soft color transitions from dark green at the base to the lightest blue at the tippy top.
2) Draw and outline oversize plants and flowers on the wall
3) Paint inspirational words on six vertical columns that relate to the use of the space and community.
Where: The Cavanaugh Community Center, Mentor Me and Daily Acts Non Profit
G St @ 8th St. Petaluma, CA 94952
DATE CHANGE - Friday-Sunday, August 12, 13, and 14th 9am-2pmPlease join us for any or all of the work time! Wear your paint/work clothes and get ready for an amazing experience. Thank you for your time and efforts. We appreciate all hands and positive attitudes!

Who: Art Angels, Artists, Compassionate Students!
Contact: Marla Pedersen

Cycle Without Limits  is looking for summer volunteers!
2016 Summer Bike/Swim Camp
June 13-17
Sonoma State University
See Ms. Atkinson for details or contact: Jen Whalen:

Petaluma Arts Center is looking needs volunteers!

Thursday, June 2 at 7pm
Ticket Sales/Set-Up Shift from 5:45-8pm

Friday, June 10 at 7pm
Ticket Sales/Set-Up Shift from 5:45-8pm
Clean Up Crew from 9:15-close (Feel free to come earlier to watch the films)

Thursday, June 23 at 7pm
Ticket Sales/Set-Up Shift from 5:45-8pm

High school and college students are needed for assistantships for the Summer Arts Camp
classes. Hours are flexible as there are morning and afternoon classes from Monday - Thursday.
Build up your resume and earn class credit!

For volunteer interests, please contact
Kim Chigi at

Open Coaching Positions for Next Year

At this time, St. Vincent High School has two coaching vacancies for next year. We are in need of a JV girls volleyball coach and JV girls basketball coach. If interested or know of someone who is interested, please contact Kirth Dwyer @ 707-763-1032 ext. 123 or

Grace Hosbein takes second overall at CMC!


Congratulations Grace Hosbein who made it to the girl's singles finals at CMC and finished in second place for the entire conference!

Grace is pictured here with coach Dreyer.

Go Mustangs!


More than bricks, a foundation for our future. 
We are now providing the opportunity for everyone to leave a lasting imprint on the school we all love to call home.
Deadline - Monday April 18th
Limited Time Offer!
  Click the online Order Form link to personalize your brick.  
Click the buy now button to purchase your brick.
*Note, both the order form and the payment form (the buy now button) must be completed to reserve your brick. You may also bring a check to the SVHS front office.

Summer Opportunities


This page will be updated frequently with new opportunities!

If you are participating in any summer athletic activities, please submit this clearance form.

The clinic will be taught by River Cat coaches from their boys and girls programs. SV students will also have an opportunity to work with coaches from other  high school or college programs that are excited to see lacrosse come to St. Vincent's. There will be special guest appearances from NCAA Championship players both past and present.
When: Every Wednesday night for five Wednesdays beginning July 13th!
Where: Luchessi Field (Maria Drive in Petaluma)
Time: High School students will be on the field from 7:00 - 8:30pm. Siblings that are interested are encouraged to come out as well. Please see the website and/or Facebook page for details on times for the younger players.
Cost: $5/session or $20 for all of the sessions
Equipment: We will provide you with all of the loaner equipment for each session with the exception of a mouthpiece that you will need bring.
What to bring:
  • Athletic shoes (cleats not required on the turf)
  • Water
  • Mouthpiece (this is the only thing equipment we ask you to provide for these clinics and it is required)
  • A desire to have a really good timeNO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. This is intended to be a fun way to learn more about the sport and have fun on a Wednesday summer night.


Football Workouts as of July 25th
3:00 - 5:00pm daily
Ladies Soccer Workouts Dates and Times
9-11am at SVHS  
- This is for any student interested in soccer conditioning
All are welcome!  Please email any questions to Kevin Richardson,



Tower Volleyball Camp
We are offering four sessions of Tower Volleyball Camp
Details and registration info via below link
Ladies Basketball Workouts Freshmen-Senior
1:00 - 3:30 PM    Workout lift, condition, play
Please email any questions to Art Walker,

6/24-6/26 Friday-Sunday we will be playing in the Sonoma County Shootout at Windsor HS (JV and Varsity)

9:00 - 11:30 AM    Workout lift, condition, play
7/8 - 7/10  Novato Classic Tournament


Cross Country
Interested students please contact coach Paul Braa if you would like to join in some group runs over the summer.
Coach Paul Braa has provided a summer workout schedule for new and continuing runners.

Coach Braa


If you are interested in joining the S.V. Mustang Cheer Squad please contact Debbie Abrao at (707) 364-2922 or  Stephanie Kodweis at (707) 363-2922 for details.
Art Camp
SVHS Art Camp
With Amy Waud-Reiter, art department chair at SVHS
When: August 1-5, 2016
Where: SVHS Art Room
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Cost: $95.00
To download the sign up form click HERE

Place Mixed Bag Orders to Support Project Grad by Friday April 8th!

Did you know St. Vincent High School - Project Graduation can raise money for next year's graduating class just by asking you to shop online at Mixed Bag Designs?
Calling out to all our St. Vincent High School- Project Graduation Friends and Family!
Help us raise funds for a great cause. Every order counts and we're hoping you can take a moment to shop online & support St. Vincent High School - Project Graduation.
  • You may shop and support the students online by clicking HERE.  Be sure to include our ID number 534795 at checkout.
  • Stop by the school office to pick up your catalog and order form.
Please share this information with friends, family members, and neighbors!!!!
If you have any questions, please contact Julie Murray at or at 707.763.5715.


BA in a One of a Kind Department

Jake visiting his future home
Jake visiting his future home

McPherson College in Kansas offers the only Automotive Restoration Bachelor's Degree in the country and Jake Pullan, Senior at St. Vincent de Paul High School in Petaluma, having received a scholarship from the college, will be going there in the Fall.

Jake has had a passion for working on cars since as long as he can remember. His father started taking him to car shows at a young age and his interest just grew from there. He and his father restored a 1970 Ford Mach II GT Cortina over a three and half year period. It was this project, along with a statement of intent, his resume, his SAT scores and GPA that landed him a spot on the Fall roster.

Working on project car
Jake working on project car.

This highly competitive program only accepts 50 students per year.  In the program, he will take a car from scratch and learn all aspects of building it from the interior to exterior and everything in between.

After he graduates, he wants to start his own restoration business with his dad, Brent Pullan. “I’m so excited about this – it’s in my blood,” replies Jake when asked about his future.

His parents are thrilled. Not only with his acceptance  into this program, but for their decision to enroll Jake at SVHS.

Passionate about cars

From his mother - “I just want to share with you how pleased we are with our decision to move our son Jake to SVHS. While many thought that transferring a student as a senior would’ve been challenging, we have found that not to be the case at all.
Everyone (student, teachers & coaches) has been very welcoming which made the transition quite smooth. In addition to the warm, friendly environment there are so many things that we love about SV…small class sizes, caring & creative teachers and great course selection. His grades have improved which enabled him to get into his first choice of colleges and receive a scholarship.
As a budding photographer he really enjoyed the photography class last semester. This class lead to his work landing in the 2016 Bank of Marin calendar.”

McPherson College has been known for years as the premier destination for restoration education, offering a comprehensive liberal arts and technical education in the craft. Now that recognition has risen to the international stage with the program winning the International Historic Motoring Awards 2015 Industry Supporter of the Year. 

Congratulations to Jake and McPherson College!

link to awesome town video

12 Weeks of Random Acts of Kindness

In an effort to raise awareness and bring attention to how the "little things" can make a vast improvement to all our lives as a community as well as how it supports caring for our common home, we are promoting 12 weeks of Random Acts of Kindness.

We will do this by introducing a new "Kindness Concept" at the beginning of each week. The concept will be introduced through the morning prayers and in the daily announcements.

Each week students will be recognized who are exhibiting the kindness concepts through tokens of appreciation from the school.

We look forward to going on this kindness journey together as a community.

Week One: Assertiveness
Kindness isn’t weak, it’s actually a sign of strength – when you’re assertive. Assertiveness is standing up for yourself and what you believe in – while being considerate of other peoples’ feelings.

Week Two: Caring
Caring is like your kindness radar system – by feeling and showing concern for others, you’ll be able to identify who needs kindness most.

Week Three: Fairness

There’s a reason we cheer on heroes who champion justice. We all value fairness (not favoring some people over others).

Week Four: Gratitude

Sometimes the kind thing to do is to just be thankful for what someone has done for you, or what you have. That’s gratitude.


Debate Team Wins Gonzaga Tournament


The SV Debate team won first place at the Gonzaga Invitational this last weekend!  They also earned first and third speaker awards and scholarship money!  Lastly, they received their 7th bid to the Tournament of Champions, expanding on a SV record they had already set (with 4) earlier in the year.  Next stop Stanford!  Go Mustangs!

Calistoga Varsity Basketball Games Cancelled

The Calistoga Varsity basketball games have been cancelled this Friday, January 8th due to Calistoga not having enough players to play. These games will be rescheduled at a later date. The JV games will be played at the scheduled times on Friday.

Rincon Valley Christian Basketball Game Cancelled

All basketball games scheduled for Tuesday, January 5th at Rincon Valley Christian have been cancelled. The gymnasium at RVC has a roof leak. Games will be rescheduled at a later date.