"They never said it would be easy, they said it would be worth it!" - Anon
Summer break is now over, but hopefully it was rejuvenating for all of you! The beginning of the school year is always exciting and hectic and this year is no different. With projects and cleaning going on all over the campus, it has been a bit crazy and it is still in full swing with our new windows currently being installed. Our student leadership has been talking about how to make this a wonderful 2017-18 school year and I am excited to see how they transform their school. As I spoke to the students this week, I could see that they were ready and excited about this year. It is a new year and beginning for us all and I shared some stories with the students about my sons' swimming season. Many of you know my boys swim: the long course season is now over and they start a new short course season. Like the beginning of school, they are full of excitement for a new season. They enter the new season with high hopes knowing all the ups and downs associated with participating in sport. The same is true about the new school year and I myself am excited as well. As we move through the year remember to lean on one another, be kind to one another, be welcoming to one another (introduce yourself), and above all be the one that makes a difference!
We shall cling to You when oceans rise and thunders roar, for You are our rock and strong tower, our comforter in our most vulnerable times. Jesus, intercede within our hearts so that we would be kind and gentle to the people that surround us, in Your precious Name we pray, Amen!
Saint Joseph our guide and guardian - Pray for us
Live Jesus in our hearts - Forever
Yours in faith,
Tuesday, August 22nd: Morning Mass
**remember to wear best dress!
Thursday, August 24th @ 5:30pm: Back to School Night
Saturday, August 26th @ 7pm: Back to School STOMP
Thursday, August 31st: Picture Day!
**Students were sent home with their Picture Day flyers and envelopes on the first day of school. If you are interested in purchasing your students' portraits, please select a package, and submit your selection with payment on picture day at the latest.
As you probably already know there will be an eclipse
on Monday and many people will be wanting to view this event. There are some real concerns about safety associated with the Eclipse. As a school, we will be allowing the students to go out and view the eclipse only if the student has ISO approved glasses that they have purchased. Mr. Peavler will have a small group of students who have been working on an experiment, but other than that we will be proactive in keeping our students safe. Again, if you would like your student to have the opportunity to view this event please purchase the approved safety eyewear and bring it to school
Thank you for your cooperation, it has been a great start to the year.
Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, August 24. All parents and students are encouraged to attend at 5:30pm. There will be a parent orientation, a chance to meet your student's teachers in their classrooms, and a parent social to conclude, hosted by the SJPA. Drinks and horderves will be served.
Saint Joseph Back to School Agenda
5:00 - 5:30 - Check in & Pick Up Schedules in the Black Box Theater Lobby
5:30 - Parent Orientation in the Black Box Theater
6:00 - Student & Parent Meet the Teacher
Visit your students classrooms move to each class by period
7:15 - High School Parent Social OPEN TO ALL PARENTS Sponsored by SJPA. Come chat with old and new faces in the front of the Black Box Theater
The Saint Joseph Parent Association (SJPA) welcomes you and your family to a new school year!
We have been busy this summer planning for another fantastic year at St. Joseph Catholic High School.
Attached please find our Back to School Newsletter that has all the details about SJPA and our activities.
Back to School Newsletter
Our first meeting will be
Tuesday, August 22 at 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts Building Conference Room.
Can't make the meeting but would like to be involved with SJPA activities?? Please send your contact information to Suzie Leland at SuzannaL@Leanwerks.com.
SJPA will be hosting the Back to School Parent's Social on
Thursday, August 24 immediately after the classroom activities. This is fun way for all parents to visit with each other and meet the parents of the new students. Light refreshments will be served in front of the Fine Arts Building. If you would like to help with the event, please contact Suzie Leland's email listed above.
We are looking forward to an great year!!!!
To order Jayhawk Java, please click on the following link-
SJCS students and families are invited to a free tailgating party with baseball game and volleyball game Tuesday, September 5. Free hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available to all. Please join us on our campus as we cheer on our high school teams!
St. Joe's List - Attached is your year long list of items that can help fulfill your PIP hours! Just call and schedule your time to volunteer. We love having our families on campus to help! Don't have time to volunteer? How about purchasing curtains for classrooms, or garden items? You can find information on all of our needs in the St. Joe's List. Please contact Kari Lane, 801-394-1515 ext 05
with any questions. Keep reading to learn more about PIP...
Saint Joseph Catholic High School believes that the education of our students is a partnership with our families. We encourage parent involvement through our Parent Involvement Program (PIP). The program is an opportunity for each family to help us accomplish our common goals in providing a solid Catholic education, in a healthy, safe and attractive environment for academic success.
Each family with a student enrolled at Saint Joseph Catholic High School is required to volunteer Twenty (20) PIP hours each year with an additional four (4) hours per additional student also attending the school. PIP may be completed any time between June 1
and May 31 for a particular school year.
PIP hours must be completed no later than the last week of May each year with PIP Logs turned in to the school on or before that time. Parents and extended family, who are 18 years of age and older, may volunteer PIP hours for the family.