Building Faith, Character, and Excellence
March 6th, 2020
Coronavirus Preparedness
Principal Kennedy and Nurse Kanczuzewski sent an email to parents on Wednesday, outlining our efforts to prevent the spread of communicable diseases, such as Coronavirus (COVID-19).

A PDF of Wednesday's letter can be found here . Saint Joe will continue to communicate with families as more information emerges.
Clubs Compete at State Championships
Saint Joe quiz bowl (top) and mock trial (bottom) will be competing this weekend for state championships. They join the hockey team (referenced in sports section) to make up the three SJHS teams competing for state titles in the same weekend.

The mock trial team finished 3rd in regional competition on February 22nd and looks to finish the four-and-a-half month competition strongly in Indianapolis.

Quiz bowl is vying for their eighth consecutive state championship.
Mathworks Math Modeling Challenge
On February 29th, Rebecca Pan, Jacob Frabutt, Elena Parial, Dorothy Crumlish, and Jonathan Liu competed in the Mathworks Math Modeling Challenge. 

A practical problem with real-world implications was announced by download, and the team had 14 hours to research data, build a mathematical model, and submit a solution. 

The team submitted their solution with 71 seconds to spare! The group now awaits the judges' decision to see if they qualify for the semi-final round. Special thanks to faculty member Brett Goodrich for mentoring the team!
Seminarians Visit Saint Joe
Seminarians from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend spoke to our theology classes and answered questions about their vocation. We would like to thank them for being generous with their time and coming to speak with our students.

As an added bonus we welcomed "home" Andrew Barnes and Nicholas Monnin back to campus, both 2017 graduates of Saint Joseph High School! Best of luck to you and all of the 2019-20 seminarians!
Saint Joe Voter Registration Drive
When: Tuesday, March 10th and Wednesday, March 11th during all lunch periods

Where: Outside the cafeteria 

What should students bring: Valid Indiana driver’s license or Indiana state-issued ID. 

Who can register: Students 18-years-old by November 3, 2020 who have U.S. citizenship.

If a student will be 17 on the day of the primary, but turn 18 by November 3rd, 2020, they can still vote in the primaries in May! It takes less than three minutes to register, and information regarding polling locations and hours will be provided.

We encourage students to take three minutes out of a 30-minute lunch period to register to vote and make a difference in our state, country, and global community.
We are just over TWO weeks away from the most exciting event of the year! Get your tickets to the 2020 Gala: Ignite the Vision today. Tickets will be available through March 19, 2020 at noon.

Not able to attend the event? You can also register to bid for silent auction items online by visiting our event website .

Simply click "sign in" in the upper right and then "request account." You will receive an email to finish setting up your account.

Voila! You can visit the event page and bid on "e-bidding items" during the silent auction.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Hunt, advancement coordinator . We look forward to celebrating with you on March 21st!
Re-Enrollment for 2020-21
Enrollment forms are due for the 2020-21 academic year! Please log-in to your portal to review and/or update the information for each student. The enrollment checklist must be complete in order to reserve your child's space in his/her cohort. The time is now!

For additional details, please see the email sent by Ms. Sue Ushela, Director of Admission, on February 15th or March 5th.
Spirit Wear Order Form
You asked, and we answered! We are offering an additional way to purchase spirit wear. The deadline to order is Monday, March 9th . Print out a copy of the Spirit Wear Order Form and return it with payment to Mr. Joe Waltz.

Checks can be made payable to Saint Joseph High School, and mailed to the school "Attn: Spirit Wear" or dropped off at the Main Office. Please contact Mr. Joe Waltz with any questions.
Senior Events
Registration for senior events is available outside the cafeteria during lunch periods, or by contacting senior moderators, Mrs. Coleman or Mr. Flesh.
Senior Skate
Tuesday, March 10, 5-6 p.m.
Skate Rental is $6.00
Compton Family Ice Arena
University of Notre Dame 
Senior Euchre Party in the Leep
Sunday, March 15
Learn to play from 4-5 p.m.
Game time is 5-7 p.m.
Cost is $5.00 
Brother John Lavelle, CSC College Scholarship
Right to Life Michiana is offering a scholarship to high school seniors excelling at pro-life leadership and activism. Learn more about the Brother John Lavelle, CSC Scholarship and how to apply here .
The Joy of Saint Joe – Annual Day of Service: April 22, 2020
Students will receive an invitation to register for their service site during Flex on Tuesday through their MobileServe account. Registration will need to be done on a computer rather than the mobile app. Students with computer difficulties should see Mrs. Goy or Mrs. Kershner in the Pastoral Ministry Office before Tuesday.
Available service sites are posted on the “Joy of Service” Canvas page. Students are advised to review the list in advance of registration.
No site is guaranteed, and no service sites will be set aside for group or team reservations. There are a few sites that can accommodate large groups. Teams and clubs who hope to serve together should arrange to sign up for those service sites. A video will be aired during Monday morning announcements addressing registration details.
We still need chaperones! Interested parents in chaperoning please reach out to Mrs. Kathy Kershner.
Mr. Kostielney to Participate in "Dancing With Our Stars"

Mr. Tom Kostielney and his wife, Brooke, are participating in "Dancing With Our Stars Miracle Auction," a local event benefiting the Center for the Homeless on April 17th.

The couple is paired with a professional dancer to learn a performance for the big event. "Voting" is done through donations to the Center for the Homeless. One vote is $43, or the cost for the Center to support a guest for one day.

Read more from the Kostielney family here , and please consider supporting them and spreading awareness as they prepare to shock the world with their dance routine!
March 6: Enrollment for 2020-21 Due
March 9: Spirit Wear Order Forms Due
March 10: Senior Skate ( Compton Family Ice Arena, 5 p.m. )
March 13: Teacher Record Day ( No School )
March 14: SAT Testing
March 15: Senior Euchre Party ( The Leep )
March 19: Feast of Saint Joe Day / All School Mass ( 10 a.m. )
March 19: Fine Arts Festival ( Art Wing, 5:30 p.m. )
March 20: Dress Down Day ( Aidan Short Memorial Fund )
March 21: Gala, Ignite the Vision
March 25: Lenten Penance
March 26: PLTW White Coat Ceremony ( Black Box Theater )
March 27: Dress Down Day ( Together for the Long Run )
Sports Report:
Go Indians!
Saint Joe hockey varsity has been on a tear this postseason. The Indian icers started the state playoffs by immediately avenging their MHSHL championship loss to Adams. The team then defeated Zionsville and survived an overtime game against Penn to advance to the state championship game against Hamilton Southeastern.

The championship game is Saturday, March 7th at the Midwest Training & Ice Center (10600 White Oak Ave., Dyer, IN, 46311). Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, and free for kids 12 and under.

The game will be broadcast via Regional Radio Sports Network by JP Joubert, SJHS Class of '98. This link will be active roughly 20 minutes before the puck drops:
Boys basketball finished the regular season on a five-game winning streak that included a 58-46 win at Mishawaka.

The team opens IHSAA tournament play rekindling the Holy War on Hardwood, playing Marian in the sectional semi-final on Friday night. The rivals tip off at 6:00 p.m. at Jimtown, vying for a spot in the sectional final Saturday night.

If the boys win they will meet the winner of Clay vs. Jimtown at 7:00 p.m. Saturday.
Boys swimming & diving capped a successful season with a strong performance in the IHSAA tournament.

Senior diver Jacob Hazel finished 5th in the Boys 1-Meter Dive at IHSAA Sectionals.

Junior Gage Hannewyck finished 26th in the 100 Freestyle at state, while sophomore Sam Sierra finished 14th in the 200 Individual Medley and 22nd in the 100 Butterfly.
Upcoming Events
Boys Basketball:
3/6: Marian
3/7: Sectional Final
Boys Hockey:
3/7: Hamilton Southeastern (State Final)
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