JCA Parents,

Welcome to our incoming freshman parents to the monthly JCA Parent Pride Newsletter. We are excited about the Class of 2022, our latest edition to the greatest Tradition of Angels and Hilltoppers!

Each month JCA publishes a Parent Pride Newsletter containing upcoming events and important deadlines approaching. You can also find the latest news at our website: www.jca-online.org. In the event that you miss the deadline to publish something in the newsletter, please contact the Communications Office and we will still post news to the main page of our website.


Mr. Ryan Quigley
JCA Director of Admissions and Communications
815.741.0500, ext. 214
Respect Life Week
Also, the Respect Life Club will be doing their annual Birthright of Joliet BABY SHOWER next Friday, May 11. Women in the Joliet Area are in need of baby items…newborn to 2 years old. If you want to donate items or money, please stop by Mr. Hylka's room (219) anytime before Friday, 5/11. (Diapers, toys, clothes,etc.).

THANKS and God Bless,

Jeremy Hylka
JCA Theology Teacher
Spirit Shop Summer Hours

We will be having Summer Hours for the Spirit Shop. Starting June 12 th - The Spirit Shop will be open every Tuesday from 9 am-2 pm through July 10 th. We will reopen August 2, at 10 am for the first day of the Uniform & Lock Sale. The Uniform & Lock Sale will run August 2 nd, 3 rd, 6 th, 7 th, & 8 th.  After the Uniform & Lock Sale is over, we will Close the Spirit Shop to restock and reopen the Spirit Shop on August 17 th.  Have a great summer!!

Paula Gorski, Spirit Shop Coordinator
Joliet Catholic Academy
815-741-0500 x231
Mother's Day Mass

Mother’s Day Mass will include the entire student body again this year. It will take place at noon next Friday May 11, 2018 in the JCA Student Activity Center. Mothers and guests can enter school at the Student Activity Center. 

If you have any questions, feel free to stop by campus ministry or contact Mrs. Ferro below.

Melisa Ferro
Campus Minister
J oliet C atholic A cademy
1200 N. Larkin Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 741-0500 ext.262

JCA's 4th Annual Career Day a hit

JCA hosted their fourth annual Alumni Career Day on Wednesday, April 18th from 7:45 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. Throughout Career Day, 35+ professionals, representing a wide spectrum of careers, provided our students with a look into their journey from high school graduation to where they are at today.
Presentations were given to the students in the Junior class. Typically, two presentations were given per class.

Below is the contact information for each of the participants. If your student did not get to hear from one of them, please feel free to email them directly and arrange for a one-on-one meeting.  
May Exam Schedule

AP Exams

DATE                                   TIME                                        EXAM
Monday, May 7                                 8 a.m.                                                 Chemistry
Tuesday, May 8                                 8 a.m.                                                 Spanish Language and Culture
Tuesday, May 8                                 12 p.m.                                              Physics I: Algebra-Based
Wednesday, May 9                          8 a.m.                         English Literature and Composition (English IV)
Thursday, May 10                             8 a.m.                                                 U. S. Government and Politics
Friday, May 11                                   8 a.m.                                                 U.S. History
Monday, May 14                              8 a.m.                                                 Biology
Tuesday, May 15                              8 a.m.                                                 Calculus AB
Tuesday, May 15                              12 p.m.                                              French Language and Culture
Wednesday, May 16                        8 a.m.                       English Language and Composition (English III)
Thursday, May 17                             12 p.m.                                              Statistics
Friday, May 18                                   8 a.m.                                                 Microeconomics
Friday, May 18                                   12 p.m.                                              European History

Semester Exams for Seniors
Wednesday, May 9
Regular Classes Periods A-E (1-5)
Exams – Periods F, G and H (6, 7 and 8)
Thursday, May 10
Regular Classes Periods A -B (1 and 2)
Exams – Periods C and D (3 and 4)
Friday, May 11
Exams – Periods A and B (1 and 2)
Semester Exams for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors

Tuesday, May 22
Period A (1) Classes
7:50 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
Period B (2) Classes
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Period C (3) Classes
10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
11:10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, May 23
Period D or E (4 or 5) Classes
7:50 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
Period F (6) Classes
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
Thursday, May 24
Period G (7) Classes
7:50 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
Period H (8) Classes
7:50 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.

Semester Exam Bus Schedule
Tuesday, May 22
Buses schedule to depart JCA at 11:25 a.m.
Wednesday, May 23
Buses schedule to depart JCA at 10:15 a.m.
Thursday, May 24
Buses schedule to depart JCA at 10:15 a.m.

Book Buy Back

MBS Direct will conduct JCA’s Book Buy Back. Current students will have the opportunity to sell their books to MBS Director on Wednesday and Thursday, May 23-24 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at JCA.

Please note: MBS Direct will only buy back the number of books they need. MBS Direct does not buy back novels. Also, some textbooks may be replaced for the following school year and consequently will not be bought back unless MBS Direct agrees to purchase them providing there is a need elsewhere. 
Summer Assignments

Summer assignments will be distributed to current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in their respective classes. Incoming freshmen received their summer assignment through the mail in April. Summer assignments will also be available on the JCA website, www.jca-online.org, under the Student tab. 
Schedules and Booklists

Book lists and supplemental items information will be e-mailed to sophomores, juniors, and seniors along with their schedule in July. Incoming freshmen will receive information on books and supplemental items through the mail along with their course placement in July. A detailed booklist including ISBN numbers and supplemental items information will be available on the JCA website, www.jca-online.org, under the “Parents” tab.
Course Placement

Student schedules for sophomores, juniors and seniors will be e-mailed in July. Incoming freshmen will receive their schedule through the mail in July. 
Shadow Visits and Private Tours

Here at JCA, we realize that each family has specific needs, questions and expectations for their child. Therefore, we offer private tours to families throughout the year. Simply contact the Admissions Office at 815.741.0500 to schedule a mutually convenient time. The JCA Admissions Staff values our current JCA families as the greatest ambassadors for our school. Recommending an area family or student you know who is in 7th or 8th grade, or a potential high school transfer students, is a great way to help spread the word about JCA. Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Quigley or Mrs. Ragusa in Admissions to connect with local families interested in JCA.

Shadow Visits offer seventh- and eighth-grade students an individualized experience by pairing a prospective student with a current Angel or Hilltopper who shares his/her academic and extracurricular interests. Students may shadow on most Fridays that JCA is in session from September through April.

Current high school students wishing to transfer to JCA are also encouraged to schedule a Shadow Visit and will be offered the opportunity to spend the day at JCA as part of the transfer process.

Parents/guardians who are considering having their high school student transfer to JCA should contact the office of the Vice Principal of Faculty and Operations at 815.741.0500, ext. 217.
* Some Summer Camps for the Class of 2022 may not have online registration available. Registration can be turned in at the main office or the first day of camp directly to the head coach.
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