May 2021
The purpose of the St. Joseph Public Schools Foundation is to raise, steward and distribute resources to enrich the education of students in the St. Joseph Public Schools District.
Class of 2021 Foundation Scholarship Recipients

The SJPS Foundation is proud to announce its 2021 scholarship recipients. Each student has been awarded a a $5,000 college scholarship to be used for tuition, fees, books and on-campus housing. The scholarship committees, chaired by a Foundation Board member and three community members, thoroughly review each application and determine applicants to interview. Selection is a difficult task for certain, as each candidate has strengths and worthy attributes. Congratulations to these outstanding seniors from the SJHS Class of 2021!

~ Shawn Kim, Scholarship Committee Chair
Paul W. and Rose Suchovsky Scholarships
In wishing to honor the memory of his mother and stepfather Paul and Rose Suchovsky, Edward Todd established this scholarship to assist graduating seniors from SJHS. Paul and Rose Suchovsky were entrepreneurs who appreciated the important role business plays in building communities and providing opportunities. This scholarship is intended to recognize the excellence and leadership of St. Joseph High School students who wish to apply those traits to the study of business, engineering or law.
Cameron Dirlam
Michigan State University
Major: Construction Management
Ellia Kantor
Michigan State University
Major: Business
Courtney Koch
Michigan State University
Major: Accounting
Elle Pavlopoulos
Purdue University
Major: Electrical Engineering
Alex Penner
Baylor University
Major: Finance
Reese Uzelac
Michigan State University
Major: Neuroscience/Biomedical Engineering
Believe in Yourself Scholarships
The Gerbel and Kodis families have established a scholarship to help assist graduating seniors from St. Joseph High School who wish to further their education by attending college. As longtime members of the community, The Gerbel and Kodis families would like to recognize students who have displayed a passion for learning, who have a desire to succeed, and who want to build on the foundation that they received through the St. Joseph Public Schools. 
Avery Monahan
Michigan State University
Major: Nutritional Sciences
Elise Voglewede
Grand Valley State University
Major: BioChem/Pre-Physician's Assistant
Yeager Family Foundation Scholarship
The Yeager Family Foundation has established a scholarship to help assist graduating seniors from St. Joseph High School who wish to further their education by attending college. As longtime members of the community, the Yeagers would like to recognize students who have displayed a passion for learning, who have a desire to succeed, and who want to build on the foundation that they received through the St. Joseph Public Schools. 
Ashley Schlipp
Reed College
Major: Neurology
Honor Your Favorite Teacher, Principal, Bus Driver, Lunch Worker, Coach or Staff Member
As the end of the school year approaches, may we suggest a simple and special way to thank your favorite SJPS staff member?

Make a donation to the SJPS Foundation, tell us who you'd like to thank, and we'll deliver a certificate with a message of your choice. It's easy and so appreciated!
Mr. Robertson
4th grade teacher, E.P. Clarke
Mr. Lignell
5th grade teacher, Brown School

DONOR WALL UPDATED

A permanent wall display honoring the Foundation’s most loyal supporters can be viewed in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center at St. Joseph High School. It is our way of expressing gratitude, while inspiring others to consider our students when making a charitable contribution. The panels were recently updated to reflect lifetime donor giving through 2020.

Thank you for your continued support!
If you would like to discuss your lifetime giving balance or start a giving plan, contact SJPS Foundation Executive Director Sue Riemland at (269) 926-3252 or sjpsfoundation@sjschools.org.

The Results are in...
FIRST TEAM 3620:
The Average Joes deemed anything but average.

FIRST Annual St. Joe Robotics Expo

Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Edward J. Todd Innovation Center Parking Lot at SJHS

An open house style event hosted by team members and advisors who can provide information regarding ALL robotics programs offered at SJPS. Bring the kids and see what SJPS Robotics is all about!
High School program
Middle School Program
Elementary School Program
Cookbook Cover Art Contest
We asked for art and talented SJPS students delivered!
Watch our social media platforms for the contest winner announcement!
SJPS Students, Staff and Families
Photo Contest Entries Due 6/30/21
We Can Offer No Greater Gift to our Children than to dedicate ourselves to educational excellence.
April Memorials
In Memory of Joe Collins
Ginny Antonson
Ren Baldwin
Dennis & Lynn Bowen
Dale & Connie Kubicki
Morris McMurray
In Memory of Patricia Johnson
Dennis & Lynn Bowen

In Memory of Robert Peirce
Ren Baldwin

In Memory of Richard Wick
Dennis & Lynn Bowen

In Memory of Carrie Zellers
Ginny Antonson
April Donors
Ren Baldwin
Wayne & Michele Demchinski
Edward & Lucille Eisele
Dan Hopp and Family
Keith Johnson '84
Bob & Joan Judd

Jim '85 & Amy '90 Marohn
Dr. and Mrs. Edmond Paloyan
Melvyn D. Remus '50
Michael Sinn
April SJPS Teacher and Staff Giving
Thank you teachers, administrators and staff for all you do for our students.
Your support means the world to us.
GO BEARS!
Bryan Arbut
Kim Barron
Kristen Bawks
Alaina Brady
Gandalf Church
Linda DeLapa
Kristin DeVore
Amy Dirlam
Kelly Gaideski
Brenda Graham
Kevin Guzzo
Craig Hubble
Jamie Huber
Jason Huber
Susan Hunnell
Cindy Igoe
Craig Jeffers
Carolyn Kodis
Amber Lange
Stephanie Lear
Ann LeClear
Becky Lokey
Anne MacDonald
Mary Ann Milletics
Kara Nicholson
Tracy Olson
Amy Peterson
Natalie Rank
Kathy Reck
Sara Smothers
Brianne VanHekken
Gail Wadel
Amanda Wallace
SJPS Foundation | 2580 S. Cleveland Avenue, St. Joseph, MI 49085 | 269-926-3252 | sjpsfoundation@sjschools.org | www.sjpsfoundation.org