ALUMNI & FRIENDS NEWS
September 26, 2018
SCHOOL NEWS
By: Gregg Voss

Pioneer Press
September 14

"Julee Paradee is making the most of her return to the St. Joseph girls volleyball team after missing last season due to a cancer diagnosis that resulted in the removal of one of her kidneys..."

Julee's strength is remarkable! We are blessed to have her as a Charger!
HOMECOMING FUN!
Mass of the Holy Spirit
Spin-the-Wheel Prize
2018 Homecoming Court
Homecoming 2018 kicked off on Friday, September 14 with the Mass of the Holy Spirit followed by an Olympic Day. This year's theme was Charger Masquerade. There was a lot of fun happening in Chargerland last week, including decorating the halls, the annual powder puff football game between the senior and junior girls, an after school ice cream social, activities during lunch, a pep rally, the Homecoming Football Game & Dance! Thank you, Mrs. McGleam and Student Council, for your hard work!           
ALUMNI NEWS
2018 Charger Club Investor Appreciation Event
On Thursday, September 20, St. Joseph High School hosted the  2nd Annual Charger Club Investor Appreciation Event  on campus. The evening consisted of a wine and cheese reception, prayer service of thanksgiving, remarks from Br. Thomas Harding, FSC '72 and then a program of recognition emceed by Gene Pingatore for our 2018 Circle of Honor, St. Joseph The Worker, and St. Joseph The Worker Family Awardees.

Congratulations to the following Chargers & Tigers!

Circle of Honor Award Recipient
Thomas Gilroy '76
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St. Joseph The Worker Award Recipients
Victor Canzolino, Jr. '73
Robert Kastenholz '73 
Robert McNichols '68 
Rashaad Watkins '93
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St. Joseph The Worker Family Award 
- The Phelan Family -

(pictured left to right) Gene Pingatore (emcee), Howard Phelan '87, Kathleen (Phelan) Baer IHM '86, Br. Thomas Harding, FSC '72 (presenter), William Phelan '81, Mary Joyce Phelan (mom), Kevin Phelan '82, and Maureen (Phelan) Fisher IHM '84.  

Not pictured: Karen (Phelan) Dillon IHM '79

Congratulations and thank you!
Soccer Alumni Fun!
On Saturday, September 22, the St. Joseph High School Soccer Program hosted the 12th Annual Soccer Alumni Game on campus. Thank you to all of our soccer alumni for joining the fun. 

A special thank you to all of our Coaches & Honorary Coaches: Br. Peter Hannon, FSC, David Purton, Mike Macken, Ray Fligel, Jim Johns, Matt Sinacore, Scott Berndt, and Jeff Berndt. 

Mama Ping / Sandy Kas Memorial Golf Outing Success!
On Sunday, September 16, Gene Pingatore hosted the Mama Ping /Sandy Kas Memorial Golf Outing in honor and memory of his mother, Annette Pingatore, and his sister, Sandra Kasprzak.

The event was a great success! Through the generous donors and participants over $9,000 was raised in support of the Annette Pingatore Scholarship Fund.


If you were unable to participate in the outing, but would like to make a donation to the Annette Pingatore Scholarship Fund, please click here .  
From: Fra Noi

September 18, 2018

"The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame has a stellar crop of inductees and honorees on tap for its 41st annual gala on Nov. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago..."

Our very own Coach Gene Pingatore will be honored this year!
Congratulations, Gene!
UPCOMING EVENTS
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

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:
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!
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