Building Faith, Character, and Excellence
January 25, 2019
From the Director of Admissions
I hope that the start of 2019 brings you a fresh start and a smooth transition. Transition and change can be both welcoming and daunting. A transition for you and your sons and daughters is on the horizon as they enter high school.

Preparing to transition from eighth grade to high school involves a commitment from your child, you, and the high school community, including administration, faculty, counseling department, and staff. Together, we must ensure that the emotional, social, spiritual, and academic needs are being met as high school begins.

We envision that our students become young adults and are representative of our vision statement:

Saint Joseph High School will be a diverse Catholic community engaged in the process of preparing our students to live exemplary lives, committed to sharing wisdom, showing courage, and supporting justice in the world.”

The hope and desired outcomes for our graduates will lead them to be intellectually competent, faith-filled, and globally responsible adults. I believe the following quote from one of our faculty members touches upon this vision:

“I hope that my students learn how joyous learning can make life. Learning can be difficult sometimes, but that is part of the joy – it is the hard work that stretches us, that challenges us, that makes us grow and think and become who we are meant to be. There is a great deep joyous satisfaction in having understood something, in having thought deeply and thoroughly and in having come to your own conclusions.”

We desire to provide an environment to grow academically, socially, and spiritually. Our hope continues to be guided by not only this vision, but our mission to transform our students in heart and mind to prepare them “ to serve God, the Church, and the world .”


Sue Ushela
Director of Admissions
(574) 233-6137 ext 524

Please submit the online application as soon as possible.  You can find the application here.  Your timely submission is appreciated!

The application portal will remain open past the deadline, though submitting your application in a timely manner is crucial in order to progress through admissions and onto the enrollment phase.
Financial Aid
FACTS application deadline is February 28, 2019 . If you are seeking financial assistance, the FACTS application can be found here . Please submit your application for financial aid as soon as possible to find which aid you are eligible for.
Students Recognized in Scholastic Regional Art & Writing Contest
Saint Joe students submitted both works of art and writing to be judged in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Award-winning works can receive Gold Key, Silver Key, or Honorable Mention designation. Gold Key recipients are automatically submitted into the national contest.

In total, Saint Joe received 83 individual acknowledgements. Saint Joe students participating in the art contest received 17 Gold Keys, 11 Silver Keys, and 13 Honorable Mentions; meanwhile, students in the writing contest received 8 Gold Keys, 16 Silver Keys, and 18 Honorable Mentions. Samples of artwork can be found below.
Enroll in Summer Gym February 1st!

Get a semester's worth of physical education credit

Participate in fun activities like paintball, ice skating, sand volleyball, kayaking, bowling, gymnastics, tennis, and many more

Registration is open to incoming students beginning on February 1st
Sign up by clicking here
Space is limited
Sessions fill quickly
Cost: $335

July 8th-26th (15 days)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact Hannah McDonald with any questions
Faculty Spotlight:
Mr. Brett Goodrich
Saint Joseph High School math teacher Mr. Brett Goodrich recently received a patent from the U.S. Department of Energy for research conducted while obtaining his Masters Degree at Notre Dame.

The research focused on using ionic liquids to absorb carbon dioxide in the development of clean coal technology. Due to hydrogen bonding, ionic liquids can be very viscous, creating an almost gel-like liquid. Mr. Goodrich's team developed new ionic liquids using heteraromatic compounds (carbon rings) and reacted them with carbon dioxide to show a reduction in hydrogen bonding.

The research was submitted for a patent in November of 2010 and, and long last, received approval on April 24th, 2018. Congrats Mr. Goodrich!

Be sure to visit for team schedules, news, and results!
The Saint Joe hockey team was busy during Christmas break, as not only did they host the annual alumni hockey game, but they also unfurled the flag at Notre Dame Stadium for the NHL Winter Classic between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins!

The annual Alumni vs. current team hockey game was held on Christmas Eve at noon on the Rink 1 ice at the Ice Box. Fifteen alumni faced off against members of the current and recent teams in a battle for the Chandler Cup. 

Current coach Chris Kleva organized the game and put forth a stellar effort for the Alumni team who prevailed in the contest. A number of brother combinations bolstered the alumni efforts. After the post-game handshakes, members of both teams joined in a rendition of the Saint Joe Fight Song and a photo session.
Girls' Swimming outlasted Penn to claim the NIC Championship in swimming, amassing 606 points to Penn's 550. Saint Joe claimed the top spot in eight different events, while also featuring the runner up in four of those eight events.

Sophomore Mary Cate Pruitt set an NIC meet record in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:53. She also won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:59.

Senior Aislinn Walsh took first in both the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:06), while also being named conference MVP.

Junior Evelyn Sierra took gold in a tightly contested 100-yard butterfly in 58.07, edging second place by .19.

Saint Joe relay teams claimed the top spot in the 200-yard medley ( Jane Lloyd, Aislinn Walsh, Evelyn Sierra, Lauren Pieniazkiewicz)  , 200-yard freestyle ( Aislinn Walsh, Lauren Pieniazkiewicz, Emma Feltzer, Mary Catherine Pruitt)  , and 400-yard freestyle ( Emma Feltzer, Evelyn Sierra, Jane Lloyd, Mary Catherine Pruitt) .

Coach Bonnie Schrems earned Coach of the Year honors.