A Letter from the VCHS Principal – April 2022

Holy Week Reflection

The following is a reflection taken from The Mystical Humanity of Christ Publishing. I just thought it would be a good way to prepare for Holy Week.

“Look to the Lord in his strength; seek to serve him constantly. Recall the wondrous deeds that he has wrought.” (Psalm 105:4-5)

Jesus, in His humanity, experienced weakness – of body, of spirit, of mind. When we are depleted, exhausted, and at the end of our ropes in life, we can recall the journey to Calvary that demonstrated Jesus’ manifestation of human weakness. Yet in that weakness, He was fortified by the Father’s grace. So must we turn to God all the more when we are tired, overwhelmed, and feeling lost.

The weakness of the human spirit can be rectified by serving God fervently and steadfastly. It often begins with gratitude. When we are enveloped in the chasm of darkness and all seems bleak, we must remember the ways God has answered our prayers in the past. If we do this, we will be reminded that He continues to faithfully guide us, even and especially in our darkest hours. Just when we believe all is for naught, God will grant us respite in some way. He is our strength and song.

Principal Announcement

I will be stepping down as principal at the end of this year and returning to the classroom as a full-time teacher on the VCHS staff beginning in the fall of 2022. The search for a new principal is underway.

Thank you for your support during the last 12 years as an administrator at VCHS. I look forward to remaining on campus and being a part of the Valiant community. 


Doug Ierardi, Principal