ALUMNI & FRIENDS NEWS
October 10, 2018
SCHOOL NEWS
Opening Eyes to a Crucial Need
Health Class Pitches In to Help Through Off-Campus Learning
Written by: Tony Quattrochi, Alumni Relations

When a facilitator for Feed My Starving Children, a Christian nonprofit organization, informed visiting volunteers that over 6,000 children die each day from hunger-related problems, the pause that followed was left to make a point: The need for help to alleviate hunger is dire.
The FMSC facility in Aurora welcomed St. Joseph High School teacher Kristin Kalal’s health class in late September where students learned that this site has thus far sent out
over 40 million... READ MORE
Photo caption: Kerilyn Mirabelli pours rice and soy into a bag while Angel Camacho waits to add the veggies and vitamins.
College Jump-Start
Selected Chargers Benefit from Dual-Credit Course
Written by: Tony Quattrochi, Alumni Relations

“I’m always looking for opportunities to get ahead,” said Fiona Leiva, Saint Joseph High School Class of 2019. “When Ms. Wagner approached me about taking a dual-credit class with Benedictine University, I didn’t think twice.”

Danielle Wagner, Dean of Academics and Student Services, helped implement the pilot program. Through a rigorous selection process, Fiona joined four other SJ seniors in taking American History Since 1865, a course in which students fulfill their senior year social studies requirement while also earning credit at Benedictine University. This three-hour credit is also transferrable to another university of their choosing.

A Westchester resident, Fiona especially appreciated the visits to the campus in Lisle.

“The experience provided insight for me,” said Fiona. “It reassured me that... READ MORE  
SJHS hosts Archdiocese of Chicago On-Line Learning Task Force
Written by: Tony Quattrochi, Alumni Relations

Danielle Wagner, SJHS Dean of Academics and Student Services, has agreed to serve on an Archdiocesan committee to update policies for alternative learning opportunities involving on-line instruction.  

We’re specifically looking at vendors who provide on-line classes or who offer dual credit programs,” Ms. Wagner said. “We will be assisting Maria Hawk with identifying those vendors.”

Dr. Maria Hawk is Regional Director for Secondary Schools and Board Development for the Archdiocese.

Congratulations, Ms. Wagner!
Brother Michael Fehrenbach, FSC, has been appointed Visitor by Superior General Brother Robert Schieler following a balloting process of Brothers in the District. Brother Michael’s four-year term begins July 1, 2019. He will replace Brother Larry Schatz, who has served as Visitor since 2011.

Brother Michael has been a De La Salle Christian Brother for 53 years. He has served the.. READ MORE


Congratulations, Br. Michael!
ALUMNI NEWS
2018 St. Joseph & IHM High School Reunions

Saturday, November 10
2018 honor classes:

1968 (50th)
1978 (40th)
1988 (30th)
1993 (25th)
1998 (20th)
2008 (10th)

All Alumni are welcome to attend.
St. Joseph High School - South Gym
(former IHM building)

6 PM

If you have not received your reunion information in the mail, please contact the Alumni Office by emailing Kathy Taylor or by calling 708.562.7488.

HOTEL ROOM BLOCK :
Chicago Marriott Oak Brook , 1401 West 22 nd  Street | Oak Brook, IL 60523
P: (630)368-0374
Room Rate/Night = $109 + tax

EASY WAYS TO GIVE
You can support ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL when you shop at smile.amazon.com .
 
 Amazon donates a percentage of your purchase to
St. Joseph High School!
HOW IT WORKS:
You stop at the store to grab a few items. Your total purchase is $27.52. You pay with your registered credit card and it automatically rounds the purchase to the next dollar ($28.00). Without even noticing, you have made a small donation of $0.48 to a charity you love. All of these small gifts from many supporters add up and produce a big impact.
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!
ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL CAME IN 6th PLACE LAST YEAR!
  • All receipts must be turned in within 60 days of purchase date.
YORKTOWN SCHOOL BUCKS
PROGRAM
HOW IT WORKS: SHOP. SHOW. WIN!
Each month, Yorktown Center will spotlight a group of stores (see list below) 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. For every dollar spent at Yorktown Center’s spotlight stores, SJHS will receive one point!
On April 30, 2019, 10 monetary prizes ( a total of $20,000! ) will be awarded to participating schools based on the schools’ total points.
1st place: $5,500
2nd place: $4,000
3rd place: $3,000
4th place: $2,000
5th place: $1,000
6th place: $1,000
7th place: $1,000
8th place: $1,000
9th place: $750
10th place: $750

SEPTEMBER SPOTLIGHT RETAILERS:
Vincit Qui Laborat - He Conquers, Who Labors!
St. Joseph High School | 708.562.7488 | www.stjoeshs.org