Building Faith, Character, and Excellence
November 20, 2018
Rose Veldman is a captain of the Saint Joe girls' golf team, which achieved an undefeated regular season, NIC Championship, and the first team appearance in the IHSAA State Championship.

Rose's prowess on the links speaks for itself - being part of the most successful campaign in Saint Joe Girls' Golf history - though it is her perseverance off the course that may prove most inspiring. Check out the WSBT feature below chronicling Rose's journey from Haiti to Saint Joe, surviving the catastrophic 2010 earthquake whose epicenter was 16 miles from her native Port-au-Prince.
As winter approaches, it is important to know the procedures for weather-related school closures and delays. A decision to close or delay school will be made by 6:00 a.m. Information will be communicated via local media (WNDU, WSBT, ABC-57), on our website, and through a push notification via the SJHS App. 

Closures and eLearning
New this year, we will have eLearning Days. Information posted via media will indicate whether a closure will be an eLearning day. On an eLearning day, learning will continue even when the building is closed. Class assignments will be placed on Canvas for students to access from home. Teachers will be available via email and/or phone for consultation for a four-hour period during the day. An advantage of eLearning is that these days do not need to be made up later in the school year.  We will have a practice eLearning Day on Wednesday, November 28. Students will stay home on this day and access their work via Canvas.  Please look for a letter detailing the procedures for eLearning in the next few weeks.  More information on eLearning can be found here.

Delayed Start
Certain weather conditions may result in a two-hour delayed start. School will start at 10:15 a.m. and regular attendance is expected. All classes, including Flex period, will meet on these days for 60 minutes. Lunch will be served, and school will end at the regular time of 3:15 p.m. 

Athletics & Co-Curriculars
On a school closure, all morning practices are cancelled. Depending on conditions later in the day, afternoon practices and games may or may not be held. Information will be communicated to players and parents by coaches via Final Forms or other means. If a practice is held, players will be excused if individual parents determine that conditions make it too difficult to transport their son or daughter to practice.  
Giving Tuesday, November 27
Mark your calendars! Saint Joe will participate in the nationwide day of giving, known as Giving Tuesday, on November 27. Gifts made on Tuesday will be matched up to $20,000 - Every gift makes a difference! Follow us on Facebook or Twitter, m ake a do nation online here , or donate in person on Tuesday. All gifts count as contributions to the annual fund, the Fund for Saint Joseph. Questions? Email Bethany Burgun in Mission Advancement.

Six Saint Joe student-athletes representing a variety of sports made their school commitments official by signing their National Letters of Intent in front of Alumni Gymnasium on Wednesday.

A big thank you to everyone who came for the recognition ceremony. We especially thank the parents, coaches, family, and friends who continue to support these and all of our student-athletes throughout the years. Your support makes individual successes possible.

Congratulations to all!

The student-athletes recognized (listed back row to front row, left to right) are:

Joe Rotkis  -  Morehead State University, Baseball
Hannah Lindenman  -  University of Dayton, Track and Field
Carli Derda  -  Notre Dame College, Volleyball
Chloe Harding  -  University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, Lacrosse
Aislinn Walsh  -  The Ohio State University, Swimming
Jessica Brandt  -  Concordia University - Ann Arbor, Basketball

Saint Joseph High School is implementing a new security system after Christmas break, requiring all visitors to provide a driver's license or other identification upon entering the building. Thank you for helping to keep Saint Joe safe!
Hit the Slopes: Join Ski and Snowboard Club this Winter

Get out and enjoy the snow this year with the Ski and Snowboard Club! 

Students do not need any equipment or experience, and free lessons are provided on the first three trips.

The club attempts five to six ski trips a season on Friday nights beginning after Christmas break (weather permitting). Students travel by bus and leave at approximately 3:45 p.m. from the student parking lot and return at 11:00 p.m. Granger students can be dropped off just before 11:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo bank located off of Grape and Cleveland Road. 

Discounted early bird registration will be open through Thanksgiving. Membership prices including bus and lift tickets begin at $191 and $234 with rental. If you can only participate in a few trips due to other activities, see Mr. Davidson about a split membership card in advance of registering.  

If you have any questions visit the iHelp Desk and/or email moderator  Mr. Ben Davidson.