Issue #225- February 21, 2019

From the Carpenter's Bench:

"Let us be paths to be used and forgotten."
  • Paul Claudel
We are not in this world for long in the big scheme of things, but what will we do with the opportunities that are given to us while we are here? Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross was a professor of psychiatry at the University of Chicago. She interviewed hundreds of people involved in near-death experiences. Consistently, they reported a kind of instant replay of their lives. It was like seeing a rapid-fire movie of everything they had ever said or done. "When you come to this point," says Dr. Kubler-Ross, "you see there are only two things that are relevant: the service you rendered to others and love. All those things we think are important, like fame, money, prestige, and power, are insignificant." You have to love the quote by Dr. Kubler-Ross, "We are too busy, too stressed out, or too consumed with our own agenda to see what is really important in our lives."

We often lose sight of what is most important in our lives, but if we can recognize the blessings and remember what is really important then our lives will be filled with joy! Go home and kiss your husband or wife, your kids, your parents, and your siblings because we should cherish those closest to us! I love being a part of this community!

One day Jesus overheard his disciples arguing about who was the greatest. He said to them, "If one of you wants to be great he must be the servant of the rest."
  • Mark 10:43

Let us remember we are in the holy presence of God
Saint Joseph our guide and guardian
Live Jesus in our hearts

Clay Jones

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, February 24th: SJCS Ski Day @ Snow Basin
Monday, February 25th: First Day of Spring sports
Monday, February 25th: 8th Grade Shadow Day
Friday, March 1st: Freshman Retreat
Saturday, March 2nd: Mardi Gras
Wednesday, March 6th: Ash Wednesday
Friday, March 8th: Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL
March 11-15: Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

Naviance Appointments:

Tuesday, Feb 26th: K Chudy, B Corrales, L Downey, J Durbano, A Francl
Thursday, Feb 28th: M Guimond, K Hurst, A Juarez, L Klein, K Le

RAD Training

The SJPA is sponsoring a RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Training for our female students who are interested.  The class will be held March 1st and March 2nd at the High School Gym.  Friday's session will start at 2:00 and end at 6:00, Saturday will be 8:00 am to 5:00.  Please dress comfortably but keep in mind there will be lots of stretching and getting suited up in protective gear.  Leggings/sweats and t-shirts are the preferred uniform of the day.  On Saturday please bring a lunch as there will be a 45 min to 1-hour lunch break.  Please note that both days are required to complete the course.  You must commit to both days!  This is very important as this is a foundational program and each technique is built upon the prior technique taught.  
The cost is 20.00 per student, we have openings for 20 students, this will fill up fast.  Registration forms and Releases are at the front deck.  You must have this signed to participate.  Please arrive on time and bring a water bottle.  Please feel free to call me with any questions.

Thank you,
Rhonda Ingram

Author Event - THIS SATURDAY
Popular Catholic author and Relevant Radio host, Patrick Madrid, is coming to speak in Utah at 9AM on February 23rd!  Patrick Madrid will give his talk "Surprised By Truth: Why are So Many Non-Catholics Becoming Catholic?"  After his talk, there will be a short break and then a Q&A session.  This event is open to all and will take place at the Auditorium at Judge Memorial Catholic High School.  For more details and to reserve your spot, please visit  Cost is $20 per person.  Call (724) 804-8277 or email   with questions.
Enrollment for the 2019-2020 School Year

Enrollment and Re-enrollment is now open! For Re-enrollment, please log in through your ParentsWeb account:,select Appy/Enroll   ,select Enrollment/Re-Enrollment and complete your enrollment documents. 

Financial Aid information and application is live as well. Please visit to complete your application today. Our financial aid will be awarded after March 15, 2019. 

For any questions, please contact our Admission Director, Kari Lane at 801-394-1515 ext 05.


Raise Me 

Many of you are already earning money on RaiseMe, but others have not created an account or updated your information. Here, there are many opportunities to earn money for college. This a wonderful tool for you and your student, I am happy to answer any questions you may have about RaiseMe if you need guidance. Thank you.

Mr. Jones invites you to earn college scholarships with RaiseMe! 

Students at St Joseph Catholic High School are earning no-essay scholarships from schools all over the country, starting as early as first semester. 


St. Joseph Ski Day at Snow Basin  
Come out to Snowbasin with your family and friends on Sunday, February 24th to represent the 
Saint Joseph Catholic Schools

We would love to see as many SJCS JAYHAWKS out on the slopes wearing their Saint Joseph school gear!  

We look forward to seeing as many of you as 
possible on the slopes!


Boosters Mardi Gras 


Saint Joseph Catholic High School Boosters invite you to attend our annual  Mardi Gras Madness. 
This is a casino style evening.    
 Saturday, March 2, 2019
  6 pm Social and Dinner
 7 pm Gaming.  
St. Joseph High School Evans Black Box
$22.50 per person includes dinner, drinks and dessert
live entertainment.  
Masquerade is encouraged. 
 Don't forget the raffle and to bring cash to enter the blackjack tourney!  21 & Older only.  
All proceeds support the athletic program at SJCHS.  
Come support the Jayhawks!


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