ALUMNI & FRIENDS NEWS
November 20, 2018
ALUMNI NEWS
REUNION SUCCESS!
A special thank you to all the St. Joseph High School & Immaculate Heart of Mary alumni, friends and guests who attended the 2018 Reunion on Saturday, November 10th! We welcomed over 250 guests!!!

A very special thank you to....

our honor class committee members

our outstanding volunteer alumni bartenders
Frank Kasprzak '82, Jim Izzi '72, Ron Lupa '82, and Bob Brown '72

Mark Sassetti '84 who donated all the beer

our event station volunteers
Sue Kruvalis, Frank Pasquale, and Tony Mennella

David Hotek for coordinating the liturgy for the Class of 1968 Mass

Susan (Styler) Genova IHM '88 and Quest Food Management Service, Inc for the amazing meal.

Bill Riley and Jose Maldonado for setting up and taking down the event

We enjoyed having some of our current and former faculty members in attendance: Dave Hotek, Vic Zitzer, Tony Mennella, Brother Peter, Dave Purton, Joe Niezgoda, Bob DeCarlo, Br. Ed Staszak, Pat Callahan & Tom Stras

We are so grateful to the members of the Class of 1968 (pictured above at the Mass before the reunion) and a few other alumni who donated to the Class Gift. With your help and generosity we were able to raise over  $3,000  for the  Performing Arts Fund  at St. Joseph High School!
Taking His Ministry on the Road and Into the Water

Westchester SJHS Alum Adds Physical Strength to His Spiritual Well-Being

Written by: Tony Quattrochi, Alumni Relations

Some students might describe high school with the word “eternity,” but Rob Schultz , St. Joseph High School Class of ‘91, probably saw eternity in a different light.
As a member of Divine Providence Parish in Westchester, Father Rob was called to serve God early in his life, and almost 10 years to the day of graduating from St. Joseph, he was ordained as a priest in the Archdiocese of Chicago on May 19, 2001, at Holy Name Cathedral.

“I never thought in high school that I would be a priest, but you can’t outrun God if he is calling you,” Father Rob said. “I always encourage vocations to the priesthood because it is a very fulfilling way to serve God and others, and it is certainly never boring! I’ve had a lot of... READ MORE
A Must See!

SJHS Theater-goers Enjoy “Hamilton” Musical
Written by: Tony Quattrochi, Alumni Relations

When word leaked in May that the hit stage show “Hamilton” was winding down its Chicago run, a call went out through the periodic e-blasts sent to St. Joseph High School alumni, friends and families. “Is anyone interested in going to the play with a group?”

In October, parents, students and faculty joined alumni, parents of former students and former faculty for a memorable experience at the CIBC Theatre.

A winner of 11 Tony Awards in 2015, “Hamilton” did not disappoint. Every one of the 46 songs was filled with energy and each matched with amazing... READ MORE
SJHS Sports Hall of Fame Nominations
The Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the SJHS Sports Hall of Fame. Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  1. are graduates or coaches (present & former) of St. Joseph High School;
  2. graduated at least 10 years prior to their induction;
  3. achieved high levels of success in their respective sports, including at least one of the following:
  • Most Valuable Player
  • All-Conference honors
  • All-Area honors
  • All-State honors
  • All-American honors

Nominations submitted to the Alumni Association must include as much information as possible on the athletic accomplishments of the nominee while at SJHS as well as the name and contact information on the person nominating the athlete. Submit your nomination to  Alumni Association  or via US Post at the school address c/o Gene Pingatore.

Nominations will be accepted through  Friday, December 14 th . The Hall of Fame Induction takes place before the varsity basketball game on Friday, February 1, 2019 in the north gym.
SCHOOL NEWS
Providing Thanksgiving for Others
For over 20 years, St. Joseph High School has teamed up with a local chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society to help provide a Thanksgiving meal for needy families with children. Student Council coordinated a homeroom drive to fill 25 baskets with 25 items, including a gift card toward a turkey. On Monday, members from St. Vincent DePaul came to SJHS to pick up the baskets. Ms. McGleam and Mr. Zitzer supervised the collating and loading of the baskets.
Working to fill the baskets
Jade Link
Chargers help load the trucks
Congratulations, Hillside Chargers!
Joseph T. Tamburino, Mayor of Hillside, sent congratulatory letters to St. Joseph High School students who made honor roll for first quarter and who reside in Hillside.

Left to right: Evan Hall, Lucas Bradley, Javon Johnson, Jessica Watts, Kani Perry, Darius Ezell, Jalen Owens, Kennedy Perry. Nice work, Chargers!
St. Joseph High School will host the  ENTRANCE EXAM  on
Saturday, December 1, 2018   from 8  am - 12 pm.

Families are encouraged to Pre-Register online , but is not required. Walk-in registration is permitted.

QUESTIONS? 
C ontact Tricia McGleam, Admissions Director, at 708.562.4433, ext. 116 or tmcgleam@stjoeshs.org
EASY WAYS TO GIVE
General Rules

  • 54 playing cards are randomly selected and placed in individual envelopes that are sealed and locked in a case in the Development Office at St. Joseph High School.

  • Each week a raffle ticket is drawn and the indicated envelope on the ticket is opened.

  • If the envelope drawn contains the Queen of Hearts, the winner receives 50% of the pot. Winner need not be present. Ticket does need to be written legibly.

  • If the envelope drawn does not contain the Queen of Hearts, all of the previously purchased raffle tickets are discarded and new raffle tickets must be purchased in order to have a chance to win.

  • Each raffle ticket costs $1.

Ticket Purchases

Tickets can be purchased at  St. Joseph High School  from 9 AM to Noon (Monday through Friday) or at  Eden Lanes  during their published hours. Tickets may be purchased over the phone at 708.562.4433 weekdays from 9 AM to Noon.
ONE WEEK AWAY!
Entering its 7th year, Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back, fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. The purpose is to celebrate and encourage giving.

After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday we would ask that you consider supporting St. Joseph High School on Giving Tuesday! Last year, we received over 46 donations totaling over $10,000!!! A gift of ANY size makes an immediate impact on the lives of our students and their families.

Give a gift this holiday season and bring joy to the Chargers. Make your  Giving Tuesday gift now or on November 27th.
You can support ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL when you shop on Amazon by using this link - smile.amazon.com .
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!
YORKTOWN SCHOOL BUCKS PROGRAM

HOW IT WORKS:
SHOP. SHOW. WIN!

Each month, Yorktown Center will spotlight a group of stores (click here to view the list) 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.
Double Your Donation!
Did you know many companies match donations their employees make to our organization?
 
You may make a donation that is matched partially or in whole by your employer.
To learn if your company participates in the Corporate Matching Gift Program,
please contact your Human Resources department.
Wishing you and yours a blessed and joyous Thanksgiving!
Vincit Qui Laborat - He Conquers, Who Labors!
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