Dear SJA Community, 

Last Thursday evening we had one of the most successful Open House nights in memory. I was incredibly impressed with our student ambassadors as they led tours all evening for prospective families. The faculty and coaches willingly gave of their time to be here late into the night in order to promote the Academy. It was amazing to see the number of smiling faces and interested families walking the halls of our school with an eye on joining our community. 
Thank you for your continued promotion of St. Joe on social media, in reviews and for sharing your great stories with friends. We want to continue growing the Academy and you play a big role in that process. 

Coming up this weekend, we’ll be hosting the HSPT. The test is designed to give our academic staff a common, objective measure to compare with grades, recommendations and other standardized test scores as we make placement decisions for our incoming 9th graders. It’s also another opportunity for families to be here on campus to check it out. Please take a moment to share a post from our social media platforms with your followers. 

A few additional notes

-Please check my email sent to you earlier today with some updates to the Diocesan quarantine policies related to covid positive cases and contact tracing. 
-If you are interested in a spring sport, Softball, baseball, track, lacrosse and tennis are all getting started this week. If you hope to try out, please make sure your athletic paperwork is turned in. 
- Speaking of sports, Tonight is senior night for our soccer programs. These are always emotional nights for athletes, coaches and families alike. I hope you’ll join us on campus or tune in live on the NFHS network.  
-It’s cold today. As a reminder, students should only be wearing SJA outerwear distributed by a sport/club or purchased at Sports Corner. 
-Cap and Gown photos for seniors will be taking place during lunches on Wednesday!

Todd DeClemente
Principal

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Girls Soccer vs. Middleburg (Senior Night) | 5:30 PM
Boys Soccer vs. Middleburg (Senior Night) | 7:20 PM
Girls Basketball vs. Creekside | 6:00 PM
Boys Basketball vs. Keystone Heights | 7:30 PM

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Early release | 1:45 PM
Cap and Gown photos for seniors will be taking place during lunches


Thursday, January 20, 2022
Mass in Chapel | 7:30 AM
CPS Soccer Game at SJA 3:00 | PM

Friday, January 21, 2022
Girls Soccer vs. Taylor | 5:30 PM
Boys Soccer @ St. Augustine | 6:00 PM
SSAC Basketball Tournament in Tavares, FL

Monday, January 24, 2022
First Lacrosse Practice

Advancement Office Updates

A huge shout out and thank you to Matthews Design Group for designing the logo for the St. Joseph Academy Barn Bash and Benefit!

It is time to get moving on all things auction and St. Joseph Academy Barn Bash and Benefit.

Deadline to get your items and sponsors or advertisers turned in is February 10th.

You can earn one auction hour for every $50 value for items donated. You can also earn regular volunteer hours and auction hours by signing up sponsors and advertisers. Please reference the chart in the Advancement Link. There are many great options to help make the event successful and get your volunteer hours in.

Be on the look our for a Signup Genius where you can sign up to volunteer with online auction and/or barn event.

Please see the Advancement Link for updates on Barn Event, Auction and volunteer hours. There you will also find all forms needed for silent auction, ads and sponsorships.

We are currently tracking year to date volunteer hours. Please submit your hours ASAP.

Please contact Jodi Kotrady-Hatin @ jodi.hatin@sjaweb.org for any questions or to discuss how you would like to help with the barn event.

Check out the Advancement Link for more information.

Included in the link is a summary and friendly reminder of required volunteer hours. Also, you will find the tracking sheet for volunteer hours. Please feel free to submit your YTD hours for tracking.
Admissions Update

There is still Step Up for Students scholarship money still available for the 2021-2022 school year. Check here to see if you qualify and get your application in by January 31st!

Scholarship Information is being updated for the 2022-2023 school year. Check out the admissions page for more info.

HSPT testing will take place on Saturday January 22, 2022. Registration is now open. Click this registration link and enter school code Y9 to register your 8th grader for placement testing.

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are officially open!
Campus Ministry
Mission Week is scheduled for the week of March 14th.

Plans are under way. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

Check out some photos from March for Life this past weekend!

A volunteer opportunity with CPS is here if you need hours, sign up here
Classes collecting 2 Liter Bottles
Ms. Warrlemann's Environmental Science class is doing a project and needs your old 2 liter soda bottles(with and without caps) and film canisters(with no film). Please drop them off in Ms. Warrelmann's classroom.

Athletics
The first Lacrosse practice will be held on 1/24/2022.

If you are interested in softball sign up in the front office. We need a few more interested players for our team!

Tennis Practice starts January 18th at 3:30PM

You can now stream games happening on our football field, baseball field and in the gym live through NFHS. Click on this link and become a subscriber to stream our games.

All tickets this year will be sold on www.gofan.co

There is a QR code to scan!
Art and Photography Update
Find out more information about a scholarship from SCAD (The Savannah College of Art and Design).

Scholastic Arts and Writing Scholarships are Open! Check out their website for more info.

College Advising/Counseling Update
SAT and ACT test dates!!!

Check out some helpful tips to prepare for the ACTs and the SATs and the test dates for those exams
Senior Updates
Class of 2022

Cap and Gown photos will be January 19th during lunch! .

Parents, it isn't too late to get a yearbook add for your senior!

See all the important Senior Dates Here.
College Advising | Money Matters

Follow these FAFSA links to learn more about the College Board Opportunities and Paying for collage.


New Scholarship Form: DAR: Maria Jefferson Chapter...Click through to get scholarship form. Deadline is March 19, 2022.

Scholarships Scholarships Scholarships! There are a lot of new scholarships listed in today's newsflash. Check them all out here! If you need a copy of the application, please contact us and we will send you a copy.

Scholarship Links