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For Timon’s Hietanens, Gratitude is a Family Affair
By Steve Cichon
People who go through life with gratitude in their hearts just see the world differently. When a young man is welcomed into the Timon community, among the first awakenings in his soul is a profound and deep understanding of what it means to be grateful and all the many ways we can show thanks.
Appreciation for all that’s good in our lives is at the core of our Franciscan charism. Some little piece of St. Francis lives on in all of us who pass through the doors at 601 McKinley, and for so many of us, learning that same sense of gratitude is the most important thing we want to pass on to future generations of our family.
Like all of us, Dr. Steve Hietanen ‘80 has watched our Western New York, South Buffalo, and Timon communities change and evolve since he graduated. One thing that has never changed, however, is his gratitude for Timon and his enthusiasm in finding ways to show how grateful he is for having his heart wrapped in green and gold.
Active through the years as Alumni Association President and as a member of Timon’s Board of Trustees, the UB Dental School graduate attributes much of his success to the hard-fought lessons learned as a Timon athlete and to the life-long friendships forged on the field and in the classroom.
When the time came to help his sons decide on a high school, Steve saw an opportunity to encourage Ben ‘09, Chris ‘12, and Andrew ‘15 to give back to the community that meant so much to him. Despite decades-worth of rumors and innuendo about the future of Timon, becoming a Timon Dad was Steve’s ultimate way to breathe vitality, hope, and gratitude back into the school.
From his own experience, he knew that Timon was a place where his sons would not only receive a top-notch education but would also be able to truly enjoy all the benefits of the Timon Brotherhood. The Hietanen's have always had unwavering support of Bishop Timon, making sure to never turn away from the institution that has given them so much. The family has encouraged others to continue the Timon tradition and remain loyal to their roots.
With all they took away as Timon scholars and varsity hockey players, Ben and Andrew are pursuing careers in dentistry and Chris is a radiology resident. They are each now a part of a second generation of grateful Timon alumni, wanting the world to know what the school has to offer.
And now that every classroom is newly renovated, there’s a state-of-the-art E-ports Lab, and a long-anticipated weight room and fitness center set to open, there’s plenty to brag about.
“I’m just excited to see where Timon is going from here,” says Andrew.
“Franciscan Values prepared me to have success in patient care,” says Chris. “We learned people skills and respect for people– regardless of where they come from,” says Ben.
Looking back at more than four decades of giving back to Timon and all the changes the world has seen in that time, Steve says the role Timon can play in the life of a young man thinking about where to go to high school is now more important than ever.
“Timon shouldn’t be ‘a’ choice, it should be ‘the’ place people choose for a school heading in the right direction, where young men are mentored,” says Steve. “Timon has leaders, not followers, creating a school that is relevant now and will be in the future.”
Which is enough to fill us all with gratitude.
We invite you to the Bishop Timon Fitness Center ribbon-cutting on 12/6/23. Join us for the ceremony, a pre-game party sponsored by the Alumni Association, followed by a ring ceremony for the `23 Manhattan Cup Champions. Tip-off between Timon & Bennett is scheduled for 6:30 PM.
November is a month of being thankful and coming together. Our web design class came together to make a poster about what are thankful for and what the Thanksgiving holiday is truly about.
This Thursday, we will be having an NHS Dress Down Day, to benefit our community service project. We are proud to support the WNY Foster Closet, an organization that provides families and children in the foster program with the ability to receive items they desperately need. The Closet was set up to provide for those families and children in a meaningful way and allow them to be kids again. This year, they are providing Christmas Shopping to their foster families, where foster families can sign up at the Closet to shop for Christmas presents for their foster children. We want to help make this a special holiday for these families by raising money to purchase items off the gift list. So, let's show our support for these families by wearing our Timon gear this Thursday and donating to this wonderful cause.
Don't forget! This Sunday is the Parent Guild sponsored grandparent's mass!
Make a pledge to support future Timon Tigers! Bishop Timon is calling on its supporters to help us reach our end-of-year campaign goal of $150,000.
Your pledge is not only an investment in the school, but also a tribute to the community, the special place, and the people.
Text to Donate: Text "Timon601Pledge" to 76278
Introducing the Student Run web page written from our point of view.
Created by the students in the web design class:
Reminder tomorrow Thursday, October 26, the Buffalo Bills will play Tampa Bay at 8:15 pm. We have several students who take the bus to Orchard Park, Hamburg, West Seneca, East Aurora, and Eden. Bus transportation is an issue late afternoon due to stadium traffic; we will have a ½ day on the 26th. Schedule #4 will be followed.
Homecoming Spirit Week Themes - Show your school spirit all this week!
Don't forget the first-ever Timon/Mercy Powder Puff Game at 7:00 PM this Thursday at Mulroy, the homecoming football game on Friday at 6:30 PM, and the Homecoming Dance this Saturday at Timon from 6-8:30 PM. GO TIGERS!!!!
THIS FRIDAY!!! Alumni Homecoming Celebration & Alumni Open House. See what we have been up to! Join us for a pre-game celebration from 4-6 then watch a Timon Victory over St. Mary's at Mulroy at 6:30!
It’s officially Spooky Season! Don’t forget…
The Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School Parent Guild is excited to announce our first fundraiser of the year!! Please see the flyer below for information and click on the link below to purchase tickets!!
Good morning Parents and/or Guardians,
We have dismissed students who were in attendance this morning to take the PSAT as the Collegeboard website for test administration is down on a national level.
We will be reaching out to you all in the coming days with information about a re-take.
The re-take will be optional and you will need to fill out an information form to sign your son up for the re-take.
On the day of the re-take we will have a normal school day for those students not taking the PSAT.
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation!
Reed Milne wins bishop timon basketball season tickets.
Quinn Fuller Wins a $1000 scholarship
Travis Wins a scholarship.
Peter and Kellen at open house
Bishop Timons sports tables at the first night of open house.