Dear St. John Paul II Families,

Wow! Our last official  Saints Weekly  of 2018-2019!  This year has certainly been one for the record books for so many reasons. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support this school year. Our Administration’s goal is always to work in partnership with our families and my prayer is that you have seen your children grow both spiritually and academically this year.

As a spiritual community, we focused on “Celebrating our Community of Saints” and we learned more about patrons of the Catholic church. We also deepened our understanding of the seven Catholic virtues : Prudence, Justice, Temperance, Fortitude, Faith, Hope, and Charity.

StJPII students also excelled academically this year.  I am looking forward to honoring the Class of 2018 tomorrow night at graduation.  Each of our graduates have been a blessing to StJPII and I cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store for this outstanding group of young people. During their time here at StJPII, they have exceeded our expectations and carried on our tradition of academic excellence.  They brought home recognition in Academics, Arts, Band, Journalism, and Athletics. This year's 8th grade class also earned an impressive 25 scholarships to Catholic High Schools:

  • Christina Anderson - St. John XXIII College Preparatory
  • Felipe Barros - St. John XXIII College Preparatory, St. Thomas High School
  • Carlos Caldentey - St. John XXIII College Preparatory
  • Dafne Campos - St. Pius X High School
  • Gabriela Clinton - Incarnate Word Academy, St. John XXIII College Preparatory, St. Pius X High School
  • Alessa Elkareh - Incarnate Word Academy
  • Connor Fussa - St. John XXIII College Preparatory
  • Jade Garrido - St. Pius X High School
  • Sally Hall - Carondelet High School
  • Helena Khuri - Duchesne Academy
  • Laura Labrador - St. John XXIII College Preparatory, St. Pius X High School
  • Sebastian McNamara - St. John XXIII College Preparatory
  • Kristen Mohan - St. John XXIII College Preparatory
  • James Palmer - St. Thomas High School
  • Juan Pablo Peña - St. John XXIII College Preparatory
  • Zach Rehfeld - St. John XXIII College Preparatory
  • John Sutton - St. John XXIII College Preparatory, St. Thomas High School
  • Nhat Tong - St. Thomas High School
  • Emma Welsch - Incarnate Word Academy
  • Ivy Yeung - St. John XXIII College Preparatory

Congratulations to the entire Class of 2018! It has been my honor to serve our families in this 30 th  Anniversary year of our great school.  I pray that as you begin your summer, you remember Fr. Eamonn’s challenge to us to “be a light”, set the world a blaze, and always stay focused on the positive in every situation.

God Bless,