Issue #167 - August 24, 2017

From the Carpenter's Desk:

"If you find a perfect church, by all means join it! Then it will no longer be perfect."


              -Billy Graham

"The Kingdom of heaven is like this. Some fishermen throw their net out in the lake and catch all kinds of fish. When the net is full, they pull it to shore and sit down to divide the fish: the good ones go into the buckets, the worthless ones are thrown away. It will be like this at the end of the age."


            -Matthew 13: 47-49

The church is like a net that fishermen cast into the sea. The Church can't discriminate either. Like a net, it is open to everyone in its path: good people and bad people, thoughtful people and thoughtless people. Therefore, when we find people like this in the Church, we should not be disturbed. Jesus said that it would be this way.

How should I react to people who seem to live one life in church and another life outside of church?

As I read this I feel that Saint Joseph mirrors the Church, we are here to accept all peoples and attempt to help them all to develop into productive people of society with character, values, and a purpose. My hope for our Saint Joseph community is that we do this with all people we encounter. This is not always easy, but we must not allow evil to prevail! As good people of God we must help guide all that we meet and treat them with respect. None of us are perfect, but for good people to stand by and do nothing when they encounter evil is to be evil themselves. Step up, stand up, step out, and be the positive change you want to see in the world!

Saint Joseph our guide and guardian - Pray for us
Live Jesus in our hearts - Forever

Yours in faith,
Clay Jones

Online spirit store discount...
It's Back to school again which means you get 25% off everything at the  Saint Joseph Catholic High School on-line spirit store. Check out some really cool Jayhawks gear for the new school year. Get gifts for the whole family including the expanded ladies and youth sections. This offer ends  Thursday, August 31st, so don't miss out on a chance to get big savings on gifts, polos, gym bags, sweatshirts, t-shirts, shorts, hats and more.

Coupon Code:  25AUG
25% Off Ends  Thursday, August 31st at Midnight

Please pass on this offer and coupon to all your friends and help support the Jayhawks. O-Line Sports sells   Jayhawks merchandise  only with the express permission of Saint Joseph Catholic High School. 10% of all merchandise sales, excluding p.e. uniforms, T-shirt Fundraisers, official school gear and bulk orders, is given back to your school. 

EEG Tutor...
EEG is looking for a tutor willing to work with student 2-3 days per week for approximately 1-2 hours each time. Tutoring would take place on the St. Joseph campus possibly in the library. Pay would be between $15-$25 per hour depending on resume/skill level/education level. Seniors would be considered. Please call Melissa 435-730-6559.

Email Deletion...

As of  Monday, August 28th, 2017 at noon, any school emails belonging to students that have previously attended Saint Joseph will be deleted from our domain and they will no longer be of use (this includes the Class of 2017).  Current students will maintain their email rights until after their graduation date--current students will not be affected by this deletion. If you possess one of these school emails with domain "," please make the necessary arrangements and preparations in order to switch to a personal email before  August 28th.

If you have a stjosephutah domain and would like to request an exception for your email being deleted, please respond to this email detailing the reason for your request, and it will be brought into consideration.

If your stjosephutah email will be deleted but you are still interested in being on the email list for SJCHS, please respond to this email expressing your interest along with the new email to which you would like the Saint Joseph school emails sent to.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving school emails, please feel free to respond to any school email with "UNSUBSCRIBE."

Thank you!

How To Get Discovered by College Coaches...

St Joseph Catholic High School will help educate your student-athletes and families on the college athletic recruiting process.
Wednesday, September 13th at 6:30pm in the Conference Room, nationally recognized recruiting expert Paul Putnam will walk your student-athletes and their parents through the process, from establishing goals through connecting with college coaches and finding roster openings. Paul has traveled the country educating families on the recruiting process for over 7 years and has helped countless student-athletes achieve their goal of playing at the next level.
If you have any further questions about the event or NCSA in general, contact Anne at  312-205-7555 or .

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, August 26th6-9pm: Back to School STOMP
Black Box Theater
Entry is $5 per student

Wednesday, August 30th: Drive-in for Donuts!
sponsored by the SJPA

Picture Day:  August 31st
see attached flyer for details PICTURE FLYER
wear best dress!

Saturday, September 2nd: Farmer's Market Community Event

Monday, September 4th: Labor Day (NO SCHOOL)

Friday, August 25th @ 4pm: vs AISU (at Fort Buenaventura)
Tuesday, August 29th @ 4pm: vs Merit (at Fort Buenaventura)
Friday, September 1st @ 4pm: @ Wasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant)

Cross Country
Saturday, August 26th @ 9am: American Fork Grass Relays (American Fork)
Friday, September 1st @ 3:30pm: Aggie Invitational (Logan)

Girls Soccer
Thursday, August 24th @ 4pm: @ Morgan
Tuesday, August 29th @ 4pm: vs Rowland Hall (at Lew Joseph Memorial Field)
Thursday, August 31st @ 4pm: @ APA-West Valley

Girls Tennis
Thursday, August 24th @ 3:30pm: @ Grantsville
Tuesday, August 29th @ 3:30pm: @ Waterford (Sandy)
Thursday, August 31st @ 3:30pm: vs Morgan (Mt. Ogden Park)

Friday, August 25th-26th: Dixie Fly Tournament (St. George)
Tuesday, August 29th @ 6pm: @ Ogden

Back to School Night  TONIGHT- August 24

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
Welcome- Clay
Teacher Introductions

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


SJPA Corner
Back to School Parent's Social on Thursday, August 24 -  TONIGHT!!!!!!

SJPA will be hosting the Back to School Parent's Social immediately after the classroom activities  tonight.  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. 

Drive By For Donuts -  Wednesday, August 30, 7:30 AM
Please plan on grabbing breakfast at the Drive By For Donuts when you drop off your child at the High School  on Wednesday morning at  7:30AM.  Coffee, Hot Cocoa, breakfast treats and of course DONUTS will be served to the parents, faculty and students!  Then stick around for Coffee with the Principal at  8:00AM.  If you would like to help with the Drive By For Donuts event, please contact Suzi Leland at

SJPA Faculty Luncheon -  Friday, September 8 -  Noon
The First SJPA Faculty Luncheon will be on  Friday, September 8.  If you would like to help with setup, clean up or bring food, please contact Kym Buttschardt at

Next SJPA Meeting
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, September 5 at 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts Building Conference Room.
Can't make the meetings but would like to be involved with SJPA activities?? Please send your contact information to Suzie Leland at
Jayhawk Java 

To order Jayhawk Java, please click on the following link-
 Order coffee   Jayhawk Java makes a wonderful gift!!!!
Thank you for supporting the SJPA!
The 2017/2018 Board Members

Co-President:  Suzie Leland
Co-President:  Roe Schoof
Vice President: Rhonda Ingram
Secretary: Sam Andersen
Treasurer:  Kym Buttschardt
News Letter:  Kim Schmeling


College Visits

The following college representatives will be visiting our 
campus and meeting with our Juniors and Seniors.

Monday, Sept. 8 Carroll College @  8:00
Thursday, Sept. 21 Hillsdale College 10:30
Friday, Sept. 22 Boise State 10:00
Friday,  Sept. 22 Seattle U @  8:30
Monday,  Sept. 25 Gonzaga U @  11:00
Tuesday,  Sept 26 U of Portland @  2:00


Booster Tailgating

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!  

Thank you to our great SJCHS  Boosters!

 Baseball Game at 4:00pm - come after the game
Tailgate at 5:00pm
Volleyball Game  JV- 4:30pm, Varsity- 6:00pm

Go Jayhawks!!


Theater News

Mary Poppins

All students, interested in being in the musical 
Mary Poppins can audition from  4:30 -5:30   on  Wednesday, 8/30 , in the Black Box. No experience necessary. .

Students need to prepare a musical theatre song, one verse and one chorus will do. Please bring sheet music in the right key.  Please no pre-recorded music.  If students don't have anything prepared, we will teach them "Consider Yourself" from "Oliver" and let them sing that piece for us. 

Callbacks will take place on Thursday from 4:30- 5:30 Students invited to callbacks do not need to prepare anything for  Thursday

 Parents must be on time to pick up their students no later than 5 :30 pm
We appreciate your diligence in respecting our time. 

Parents are not invited to watch the auditions.

We will have a rehearsal and performance schedule available to all interested students and parents by next week to help them make decisions about the time commitment.

Any questions or concerns contact Jen Hughes at    or 801-394-1515 ext 12 or .

" By the pricking of my thumbs, something 
wicked  this way comes!"

September 15 , 16, 20, 21, 22 & 23 
                                            7:00 pm
SJCHS Theatre Department Presents,  Macbeth, William Shakespeare's famous play about an ambitious Scottish King, his cunning wife and how the forces of darkness ultimately become the unraveling of their power, their love and their lives. This play will be held outside in the amphitheater and will feature exciting swordplay, witches, drumming, dance and more!

Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. 

Purchase tickets at the door, or pre-order by calling 
Scott Reinhard at  801-394-1515 ext 01

Please bring blankets and/or short lawn chairs for seating and something to keep warm if the night turns chilly! (We will have some actual chairs for those who need a chair for comfort).

This show is rated PG for some violence and dark themes, so please use your discretion when bringing children. Please, no babes in arms.

If you have any questions regarding this production, 
please contact Mrs. Hughes at


Golf Tournament

For more information or sponsorship opportunities please contact Carole at 801-393-6051 or

Click here for a  Registration Form

We are also looking for volunteers to help us out the day of the event. It's a lot of fun and a great way to earn your pip hours.

Join us as we tee off "fore" the students!


Booster Steak Fry

Saint Joseph Catholic High School
Booster Fall Steak Fry
(otherwise known as a bar-b-que)
Sunday, September 10, 2017
4:00 Social
5:00 Dinner
At the home of Mary Evans
4950 Old Post Rd, Ogden
$22.50/per person includes
Steak or Chicken dinner,
beer, wine & dessert
*all profits benefit SJHS athletics & activities*
Don't  forget the BOOSTER tradition of BYOTS
"bring your own table service"
plate, knife & fork
21 & older only


October 14, 2017


PIP Hours
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...
Our Philosophy
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. 

PIP Guidelines

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.


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