ALUMNI & FRIENDS NEWS
September 13, 2018
ALUMNI NEWS
Rest in Peace

Philip White , longtime teacher at Immaculate Heart of Mary, and father of SJ graduate Brendan, ’98, passed away on August 28 th . Please remember Mr. White and his family in your prayers.
Ricky Palermo, Class of 2012
Ricky has been working for FOX Sports North since January of 2017. He lives in Minneapolis,
 
He recently was promoted to producer-in-training for both the pre- and post-game shows for the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Timberwolves as well as the home games for the Milwaukee Brewers and the Milwaukee Bucks. (He currently does editing in the FOX truck (pictured right).
 
He also does live Internet broadcasts of youth hockey. Look for his name soon on a game telecast.

Way to go, Ricky!
Keep up the great work!
Good to be Back!

Christian Brother Returns to First Teaching Assignment
Written by: Tony Quattrochi, Alumni Relations
           
Early into his sophomore year at St. Joseph High School, Bob Veselsky approached Brother Carl, his homeroom teacher. The LaGrange native and graduate of St. Cletus grade school wondered what those men in black robes, most of whom were his teachers, did after their teaching day ended. Within a few months’ time, Brother Daniel McMullen, FSC, area vocation coordinator for the Christian Brothers, called Bob out of class and recommended he take a journey to Glencoe, Missouri, to learn more.

Now Brother Robert Veselsky, FSC, remembers vividly what happened next. READ MORE
PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED

Each day, members of the St. Joseph HS family pray aloud a prayer for the deceased, especially recalling those family on the anniversary of their passing. If you have a deceased family member you would like us to remember, please email  tquattrochi@stjoeshs.org  with the full name of the deceased, his or her birth date, the date of their passing, and their relationship to you and/or SJHS. Thank you.  
UPCOMING EVENTS
"Mama Ping & Sandy Kas"
Memorial Golf Outing

Sunday, September 16
Gleneagles Country Club
Lemont

Shotgun start at noon!

Click here to view the event flier or contact Coach Gene Pingatore
12th Annual
Alumni Soccer Game

Saturday, September 22
St. Joseph High School
Soccer Fields

12 - 3 PM

Contact Head Coach, Matt Sinacore with any immediate questions or to RSVP. Share the event on Facebook!
SCHOOL NEWS
'I know that person!'

SJHS Students Coming Soon to a Catalog Near You!
Anthony Watts, Marissa Pankoff & Iyanna Lusk share a laugh between classes .
Soccer Coach Sinacore gives an entertaining pre-game speech.
Joshus Sheridan and Kayla Johnston help raise the roof at a pep rally.
Written by: Tony Quattrochi, Alumni Relations
           
Have you ever paged through a catalog and thought, “Hey, that model looks familiar”?

Well, be prepared to see a lot of familiar faces from the Saint Joseph High School community when a new sportswear catalog is released in the spring of 2019.

Mike Zaremba, president of Tribal Knowledge Marketing in Chicago, approached St. Joseph this summer seeking permission to photograph Charger athletes for a catalog shoot for S&S Activewear, a Bolingbrook-based seller of sports apparel and accessories.

“I knew about St. Joseph through my years coaching with Bellwood Boys Club,” said Mike Zaremba, whose company’s mission is to help... READ MORE
"I'VE PREPARED FOR THIS MOMENT! IT'S GRADUATION DAY, TIME FLIES!"
“When choosing a high school, I wanted to look for something that was new for me. It had to challenge me to become a leader . At St. Joseph, I knew I could get that opportunity. As a private school, I know it would be different going to a small high school. It is easy for everyone to meet each other. Therefore, I made it my duty to inspire others throughout my time there. I wanted people to learn that it’s possible to achieve any goal you’ve set your mind to. There was so much diversity within the school that I was able to reach a lot of people. No matter who I encountered, I understood that I had to try to embrace them. I realized St. Joe’s tried to promote a family-like environment. In return, I pushed myself to give my all
to the Charger community in every positive aspect."
AHMAD MUHAMMAD
Lindop Middle School Alumnus
St. Joseph High School Class of 2018 Valedictorian
Attending Illinois Institute of Technology | Majoring in Business (Finance) with a Minor in Computer Science
EASY WAYS TO GIVE
You can support ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL when you shop at smile.amazon.com .
 
 Amazon donates a percentage of your purchase to
St. Joseph High School!
HOW IT WORKS:
You stop at the store to grab a few items. Your total purchase is $27.52. You pay with your registered credit card and it automatically rounds the purchase to the next dollar ($28.00). Without even noticing, you have made a small donation of $0.48 to a charity you love. All of these small gifts from many supporters add up and produce a big impact.
Introducing CatholicCent A Secure, Easy, and Affordable Way to Support SJHS.
CatholicCent is a fun, easy and hassle-free way for donors to give spare change to SJHS. Donors register a credit or debit card online, purchases are rounded up to the next dollar, and the change is donated. Whether you go to the grocery store, run errands, shop online, or stop at the gas station to fill up, you can give back. It has never been easier to support the Chargers!
 
SIGNING UP:
By signing up, you can have your credit card transactions automatically rounded up and the cents donated to SJHS! Signing up is secure and only takes a few minutes. You can manage your giving from the online portal.   
HELP THE CHARGERS WIN A SHARE OF $20,000!
ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL CAME IN 6th PLACE LAST YEAR!
  • All receipts must be turned in within 60 days of purchase date.
YORKTOWN SCHOOL BUCKS
PROGRAM
HOW IT WORKS: SHOP. SHOW. WIN!
Each month, Yorktown Center will spotlight a group of stores (see list below) restaurants and fitness studios for which receipts will be accepted.

After shopping and dining, your school’s family and friends can show their Yorktown Center receipts for each month’s spotlight retailers at the Mall Management Office (located on the Upper Level near Forever 21) to accumulate points.

You must specify that you are with ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL so that the points are allocated to the Chargers. For every dollar spent at Yorktown Center’s spotlight stores, SJHS will receive one point!
On April 30, 2019, 10 monetary prizes ( a total of $20,000! ) will be awarded to participating schools based on the schools’ total points.
1st place: $5,500
2nd place: $4,000
3rd place: $3,000
4th place: $2,000
5th place: $1,000
6th place: $1,000
7th place: $1,000
8th place: $1,000
9th place: $750
10th place: $750

SEPTEMBER SPOTLIGHT RETAILERS:
FOOTBALL T-SHIRTS FOR SALE

Be sure to order this season's t-shirt now that the football season has officially begun!

S-XL - $15
2-3XL - $20

Contact Head Coach Adam Polak to order yours today!
SAVE THE DATE
2018 St. Joseph & IHM High School Reunions

Saturday, November 10
2018 honor classes:

1968 (50th)
1978 (40th)
1988 (30th)
1993 (25th)
1998 (20th)
2008 (10th)

All Alumni are welcome to attend.
St. Joseph High School - South Gym
(former IHM building)

6 PM

If you have not received your "SAVE THE DATE" in the mail, please contact the Alumni Office at 708.562.7488 or email Kathy Taylor .

HOTEL ROOM BLOCK :
Chicago Marriott Oak Brook , 1401 West 22 nd  Street | Oak Brook, IL 60523
P: (630)368-0374
Room Rate/Night = $109 + tax

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
Divine Infant Alums - Class of 1968
On Saturday, October 6 at 6:30 PM, alumni from the Divine Infant Class of 1968 will be getting together for a night of fun at at Rockwood Tap House (3131 Finley Rd., Downers Grove, IL 60515).

Vincit Qui Laborat - He Conquers, Who Labors!
St. Joseph High School | 708.562.7488 | www.stjoeshs.org