A Letter from the VCHS Principal – June 2022

Congratulations to our Seniors

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2022 and to all their families. You have sacrificed so much of your time, talent, and treasure – for which I am most thankful. It seems that each year goes by more quickly than the last. This next year holds many changes for each student, parent, and family. May God’s blessings be on each of you as you embark on and embrace what lies ahead. 

Congratulations also to our Valedictorians. This year we commend five students for their overall academic success. All five maintained a 4.0 GPA. Their achievements, of course, have not been limited to the classroom alone. They have shared their varied gifts through their extra-curricular involvement with our community and we are that much more blessed because of it. Whether in the classroom, on the court, field, stage, or in service to the community, these students reflected the Core Values of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon. Congratulations to Emelia Harris, Major Johnson, Gabrielle Kroepfl, Alexia Lipscomb, and Sebastian Stefanowicz.

Changes for Next Year

Without fail, spring sets in motion changes for the fall. Several members of our staff will be leaving VCHS. We wish them all the best as they pursue new opportunities. 

Mr. Schauffler, Mr. Eric Berge, Mr. Fisher, and Mrs. Smith will not be returning. And while Ms. Lomartire will not be returning to the classroom, she does plan to continue coaching Charisma.

We thank them for their service to our school and community and thank them for their years of service and commitment to the Core Values of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon.

Ms. Bruins, the administrative team, and I are working together to hire the best candidates possible to fill their shoes.

We also welcome a couple of new additions to the classroom. Mr. Pat Maher will join the staff as our technology teacher and Mrs. Jawana Homer, who has been serving as a long-term sub for Mrs. Gaspardis, will be returning as a full-time PE/ Health teacher. And, as was announced earlier this year, I will be returning to the classroom full-time. I will be returning to the religion department to teach freshman religion.

Summer Prayer: From Xavier University

Lord God, Creator of all things, guide our steps and strengthen our hearts, during these months of summer and vacation days. Grant us refreshment of mind and body. We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Doug Ierardi, Principal