Dear PJP Community & Friends,

As we close another memorable year, there is much to be grateful for and celebrate. Our best gifts are our Pope John Paul II students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends who live our mission every day and make a difference. I have been reflecting on all we have experienced in 2019, we...

  • welcomed dynamic transfer students and a zealous freshmen class,
  • graduated 205 newly minted alumni, added more course offerings,
  • broke ground on our stadium campaign,
  • secured a STEM grant of $73,000,
  • forged new partnerships.

For me, it is so much more. Our steadfast continued commitment by all in our school mission is realized in the dedication and care of our teachers, in the grit of our students success, the unwavering support of our families and in the responsibility PJP has to the communities we serve. We have come a long way these 9 years.

As we prepare to celebrate our 10 year anniversary, I am proud of how we have come together to focus our time, talent, and philanthropic financial contributions to keep Pope John Paul II High School one of our top priorities.

Every day, we are preparing our students to live meaningful and productive lives. Our school’s vision is to “cultivate the intrinsic talents of each individual, prompt each to become a lifelong learner who possesses the spiritual, personal, and intellectual skills necessary to navigate their life’s challenges.”

Thank you for entrusting us with your student’s learning, development and growth!

Our Year In Review demonstrates just how we are achieving our mission. We continue to advance our school's strategic plan and we remain committed in our objectives to:

  1. Increase our students’ college readiness.
  2. Implement a dedicated STEM program.
  3. Identify resources and provide support for students with learning needs and challenges to maximize academic success.
  4. Expand course offerings.
  5. Increase advancement revenues to support greater academic and co-curricular opportunities as well as tuition assistance.
  6. Continue to raise funds to renovate our multi-purpose athletic facility.
  7. Tell our story to advance engagement and reconnection of our alumni and friends.

We rely on our community’s tireless efforts and generous financial gifts. In 2019, we witnessed the impact our Catholic High School had in Montgomery County, the region and the state. We are not stopping and have more chapters to add to our story.

Please continue to help us by providing your god-given talent, dedicated time, and your generous financial contributions that fund lopportunities for our students' success.

While there has been many accolades that occurred 2019, here's a glimpse of a few Moments of Impact that has propelled us into the next decade of excellence. I am already looking forward to what we can accomplish together in 2020 and beyond.

Sincerely,
President
Your gift is an investment in our students' success


2019 MOMENTS OF IMPACT
Four Star General & Legacy Alumni Visits PJP
November 11 -- On Veterans Day Legacy of Impact Hall of Fame Member (St. Matthews Alumni) General Anthony Zinni. spent the day with our faculty, staff and students. PJP Commemorated our Military Wall of Service displaying all PJP graduates serving our country bravely. The evening finished with "Leadership and Service: The Power of Influence" -- which was an informative and entertaining question and answer presentation.
PANTHERON SETS RECORDS
May 4 -- Pantheron raises record setting $60,203.74 to support Four Diamonds, Building a Bridge to Uganda, and Our Lady of Confidence Special Education program.
PANTHERS FOREVER
June 5 -- 205 minted alumni become the nineth graduation class of Pope John Paul II High School. 88% accepted into the college of their first choice!

THE HOME OPENER & STATUE DEDICATION
August 24 -- Historic Day and Season! PJP unveils bleachers as the first stage of the stadium project, made possible through the generosity of an anonymous legacy alumni from St. Pius X.

A surprise dedication of our Golden Panther Statue was revealed through the generosity of the Class of 2018 Football Team. PJP Football would bring home its first-ever Frontier Division Title and 3A District Champions!


Stadium Campaign Stage 2 begins in 2020!
FAITH IN ACTION
April 17 -- Our Catholic identity is infused in all we do. PJP's breathtaking performance of the Living Stations reminds us of Jesus sacrifice and love.
MARCH FOR LIFE
PJP Students, Faculty and Staff storm Washington, D.C. Together we can create a world where the beauty and dignity of every human life are valued and protected.
BACKPACK TO BRIEFCASE
March 29 -- Career Day boasted the largest group of professionals that open our students eyes on a variety careers while providing excellent advice on career paths.
PRICELESS WORKS OF ART
April 7 -- PJP's Art Students participated in the A nnual Archdiocesan Art Show held at ‪La Salle University Art Museum -- congrats to all our winners!
FOX29 SHOWCASES PJP's PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM
March 12 -- Bob Kelly features our performing arts program promote our spring show, "The King and I."
Studio 38: "Perform with Pride, Share The Legacy"
RISING STARTERS TIME TO SHINE
May 13 -- Kartik Gulati ‘20 and Daniel Maine ‘21 represented PJP in the  Close School of Entrepreneurship - Drexel University  Rising Starters regional entrepreneurship competition for all Archdiocese of Philadelphia High Schools. A kinetic cell phone charger as their idea for a business concept. It caught the judges attention, including Stan Silverman (Vice Chair Board of Trustees) and they finished 3rd place earning a cash prize of $1,000. 
REAL LIFE HEROES
Tracey Rarich and Christian Loedel, were both presented with a life saving award by the Upper Providence Township for providing CPR to Maeve Quinn, 15 year old softball player. Maeve made a diving catch in the outfield, falling chest down directly on the ball, sending her into cardiac arrest. Tracey and Ch ristian performed CPR for 7 minutes until EMS arrived take her to the hospital. Thanks to the fast action of CPR and AED, and the timely arrival of EMTs, Maeve has made a full recovery.
IT'S TIME TO ROAR!
FIRST TIME IN SCHOOL HISTORY