Building Faith, Character, and Excellence
March 1, 2019
Farewell to Mrs. Dianna Torres

Mrs. Torres dedicated a decade of her life to the Saint Joe community, both in serving the student affairs office and sending her children through Saint Joseph High School. She will be moving to Florida to be closer to her son and plans to take in plenty of his baseball games. Mrs. Torres also looks forward to finally putting the snow shovel away!

From Mrs. Torres: "I hope you all know how much I am going to miss you! You will forever hold a special place in my heart. I am fortunate that everyday I could come to a place that I loved and enjoyed. I never looked at it like work. It was my passion and my heart. Thank you for your support and friendship. God has blessed me immensely."

We thank Mrs. Torres for her years of warm-hearted and exceptional service to Saint Joe, and wish her the absolute best in the years to come.
PLTW Engineering and Robotics
The Project Lead the Way Principles of Engineering class is finishing up their robotics/machine control unit. In this unit, they learn about programming, sensors, and machine control. Code was tested first with a test robot. Then the students built their own computer-controlled machines. Check them out below:
65th Anniversary Gala
Join Us!
Pre-sale is now available for the limited edition 65th Anniversary glassware! Glasses can be purchased at the link here .

Be sure to get yours before they are gone!

For more information on the 65th Anniversary Gala, to purchase tickets, or to learn about sponsorships, click here.
Announcements
Town Hall Meeting:
Help the Saint Joe Strategic Planning Committee by attending our Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, March 5th in the Black Box Theater at 7:00 p.m. Share your thoughts and help us make Saint Joseph High School the best possible version of itself. You can also help by quickly filling out this survey!

Diocesan Teacher Recruitment Fair:
Register to interview with a Catholic school at a Diocesan Teacher Recruitment Fair! The Teacher Recruitment Fair in South Bend takes place at the St. Anthony de Padua Gymnasium on April 10, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You are invited to interview with Catholic school principals at the fairs. Twenty minute interview slots are available for the schools that will be present. Please sign up by clicking here.

Admissions Enrollment Form:
The Enrollment Form for next year was distributed to the emails on record on February 15th. Please submit your enrollment form by Friday, March 8th. Revisit the February 15th email for detailed instructions or visit the admissions page .
Ava's Grace Retreat:
The Ava's Grace Retreat takes place on March 23rd, 2019, and is geared towards couples (or individuals) who have suffered miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss in some capacity. It runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish Center at Notre Dame.

The retreat is free of charge and will feature a witness talk by a married couple, a catered lunch, ample time for prayer, reflection, and conversation as a couple, Eucharistic Adoration, and a visit to the Lourdes Grotto on campus. To register please email Lisa Everett at  leverett@diocesefwsb.org or call (574) 234-0687.
All School Mass
with Bishop Rhoades
March 19th

All are invited to attend Mass with the Saint Joe community to celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph on March 19th at 9:30 a.m. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Kevin Rhoades.

There will also be a 2:30 p.m. dismissal on this day.
2019-2020 Academic Calendar:

The calendar for the next academic year has just been posted to the Saint Joe website. Please visit the calendar page to check out any important dates in advance of next year.
Christian Service Debuts App for Service Hours

MobileServe  is a new app that will facilitate the collection of service hours! Instructions for the students to create accounts and download the app to their phones were shared this week. Students will now be able to submit their hours electronically.

Our morning broadcast team will begin airing video tutorials on how to use the new app. Those videos will be posted to our homepage as well.  

Thank you for your patience with any technological challenges that may occur as we learn about and begin to utilize this app.  

Please contact Christian Service Coordinator Kathy Kershner with any questions or concerns.
Check out the Saint Joe Athletics page for schedules and updates.
Hockey Wins City Championship
Saint Joe claimed the Michiana High School City League Championship with a tightly-contested 2-1 victory over Penn after playing six games in ten days.

The game was locked in a scoreless tie after two frames before Saint Joe netted two goals in the third, including senior John Harding's game-winner with two seconds left. Check out the WNDU highlights here.

Seniors John Harding, Nick Christensen, and Dolan Gilbert were named All-Conference players, while Gilbert also earned the Jack Lafferty goaltender award.

Hockey's run in the state playoffs begins Friday, March 1st at the Ice Box. Puck drop against Zionsville is slated for 7:45 p.m.
Boys' Swimming Finishes Season at State
Saint Joe sent a relay team and four individual events to the IHSAA State Championship. The 200-yard medley relay team was made up of sophomore John Bossler, junior Tom Tobolski, sophomore Gage Hannewyk, and freshman Sam Sierra. The relay team claimed 22nd in the state.

Individuals competing included Bossler in the 200 free (12th) and 500 free (7th), Hannewyck in the 50 free (27th), and Sierra in the 100 fly (28th).
Basketball Falls to Marian in Sectional Playoffs
The Saint Joe boys' basketball team ended their season, falling to Marian by a final score of 47-34. The boys went into halftime down by one in a tight contest before Marian eventually pulled away.

Sophomore JR Konieczny became the first player from the boys program in over 25 years with over 500 points in a season.
Save the Date
The Joy of Saint Joe – Annual Day of Service
is set for
 Holy Thursday, April 18, 2019.
The Saint Joseph High School community has always taken joy in the high participation rate of students and faculty who are living the gospel imperative of love and service to our brothers and sisters. This year, we would like to once again raise the bar when it comes to these efforts, so we have dedicated an entire academic day to the promotion of Servant Leadership! 
 
Students, teachers, and faculty members (alongside parent chaperones) will embark upon a local mission day of service. We honor the example of our Lord and Savior, who knelt down and washed the feet of his Apostles on the night before he died; therefore, we have chosen Holy Thursday, April 18 th , to serve the Lord and our community.
 
The day will begin at 8:15 a.m. with a prayer assembly. We will then gather in our service groups and set out together to serve God, the Church, and the world!
 
Please contact Kathy Kershner with suggestions for service sites, or if you have an interest in chaperoning, planning, or assisting in any capacity.
 
As always, it is our joy to serve alongside you! God Bless!