Building Faith, Character, and Excellence
November 1st, 2019
The Annual Diaper Drive

The annual Saint Joseph High School Diaper Drive benefiting the Women's Care Center took place on Wednesday.

Despite the rain, our students delivered 35,183 diapers to the Women's Care Center. Thanks to Right to Life for organizing the drive, as well as all of the students, parents, faculty, and staff who participated and donated to the cause.  

Take a look below at how we delivered dry diapers to make the event a success!
The thirty-second annual h.o.p.e. (Helping Other People Endure) Thanksgiving Food Drive is here! To date, h.o.p.e. has helped to raise over half a million dollars to feed over 1,500 people in our community each year.

Today, students made a monetary pledge in their 2nd period class. Students should bring their pledge money to the same class by November 7th .

Our goal this year is $20,000! The Food Drive will take place on Tuesday, November 26th at Saint Joseph High School . This event allows us to help so many in our community. We are looking forward to another great year.

If you know anyone who would like to make a donation, please feel free to contact h.o.p.e. moderator Mrs. Dana Strabavy .
Support Student Scholarships
Your gift can make a Saint Joe education possible! We participate in the SGO of Northeast Indiana (SGONEI), which provides scholarships for students to attend diocesan Catholic schools. Scholarships from the SGO are funded by private donors who believe in Saint Joseph High School.

To learn more, or to make a gift, visit www.sgonei.org .
Welcome Mrs. Rylee Kenney!
Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Rylee Kenney, SJHS '10 as our part-time Pastoral Minister alongside Mrs. Tami Goy. Mrs. Kenney earned a B.A. in Theology and Religious Studies and a M.S. in Management from The Catholic University of America. 

She has prior experience as a high school pastoral minister in Massachusetts and also as director of the Light the World summer institute for high school students through The Catholic University of America. She is a person of deep faith and brings much experience in engaging teens in faith formation. We are excited to welcome Mrs. Kenney "home" to Saint Joe!
Families with students of all ages are welcome! Open House is an opportunity to explore Saint Joe's academics and co-curricular activities. Meet the faculty, attend a student-led tour, and learn why Saint Joseph High School is such a special place.
You may also fax your reservation 574-472-1245
Parent Information Session During Placement Test

 November 16th, 2019 
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
 Black Box Theater

Join us while your students are taking the High School Placement Test for discussion centered on the admission process, affordability, and insights on navigating the high school transition.

Calling all Girls Interested in Playing Lacrosse!

No Experience Necessary
Join us for a call-out meeting
Thursday, November 14th at 6:30 pm, Black Box Theater
Winter Weather Approaching
Notes about Closures, Delays, and eLearning
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 the SJHS website, through an auto-call, and through a push notification via the SJHS app.

Closures and eLearning
We will continue with eLearning Days this year. Posted school closure information will indicate if a closure will be an eLearning day. On an eLearning day, 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. Please look for a letter with more detail on the procedures for eLearning in the coming weeks.  

Delayed Start
Certain weather conditions may result in a 2-hour delayed start. School will start at 10:15 a.m. and regular attendance is expected. All classes, including Flex period, will meet for 60 minutes. Lunch will be served and school will dismiss at the usual 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 practice is held, players may be excused if parents determine that conditions make it too difficult to transport their son/daughter to practice. 

Driving Conditions and Safety
Please talk with students who drive themselves to school about safety in challenging weather conditions. Whether a regular start or a 2-hour delay, we ask them to leave early and drive carefully on winter-weather days. Parents are also encouraged to drive them on these days. Ultimately the parent reserves the right to keep their son or daughter home if conditions are deemed ill-suited to drive and they have no other transporation.
Announcements:
Progress Reports Upcoming:
We will mail progress reports on November 13th, so keep an eye on your mailbox!

Student Handbook Update:
An update to the Student-Parent Handbook states that the Circulation Policy for our library collection is now posted on the SJHS Media Center Services homepage on Canvas. This added statement is on page 59 of the handbook, in the Media Center/Library section. Also included in the update are times and availability of study rooms.

Alumni Memorial Mass Nov. 7th:
All are welcome to join us for our Alumni Memorial Mass on November 7th at 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Saint Joseph. The Mass will be offered by school chaplain Father Terry Coonan for all deceased alumni of Saint Joe and our predecessor schools, especially those who have passed away since the last Mass in June. Please contact Alumni Coordinator Henry Chandler at (574) 234-2904, ext. 547 or via e-mail if there are any questions.

Dress Code Changes Effective Nov. 1st:
Beginning November 1st, students must wear pants (not shorts) and shoes (not sandals). Pack away the shorts and sandals until April.

Student Drop-Off after 8:15 a.m.:
If your student arrives after the 8:15 a.m. bell, please enter the Office of Student Life side (St. Louis Blvd) where passes can be issued. Attendance passes are not issued by the Main Office (Notre Dame Ave).
UPCOMING DATES
November 2: SAT
November 5: Late Start (9:15 a.m.)
November 8: Dress Down Day
November 10: Open House
November 15: Junior Retreat
November 15: Dress Down Day
November 16: High School Placement Testing/Parent Information Session
November 19: Late Start (9:15 a.m.)
November 22: Junior Retreat
November 22: Dress Down Day
Sports Report:
Go Indians!
Boys' Soccer Marches on to the State Finals!
The Indians edged out Leo by a score of 1-0 at Fr. Bly Field last weekend, and will now take on Evansville Memorial for the IHSAA 2A state championship on Saturday. The game kicks off at 1:30 p.m. at Fishers High School in Fishers, IN.

The boys will leave Saint Joe at 8:00 a.m. with a police escort if you would like to send them off with a chorus of cheers! Keep an eye on the results; if the team is victorious there will be a "welcome home" Saturday night around 7:30-8:00 p.m.
Saint Joe football is clicking at the right time, this being state playoff season and "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year." After a 42-12 win over Adams to end the regular season, the Indians had a taste of victory that they weren't quite ready to let go of.

Saint Joe played host to their first sectional playoff game against Logansport and emerged victorious by a score of 56-13. Junior Asante Anglin racked up over 400 all-purpose yards and the defense pitched a shutout in the second half to preserve the lead. Next up the Indians travel to Plymouth on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.
Sophomore Daniel Pries ' exciting run to the final weekend of individual tennis championship play came to an end in the state quarterfinal against Lapel's Jesse McCurdy. Pries ended his sophomore season 22-1 and was the youngest participant in Indianapolis among a crowd of upperclassmen. The future of Saint Joe tennis looks very bright!

Josh Juday represented Saint Joe at the cross country semi-state race. Juday ran his second-fastest career time among a very fast field in wet conditions.
Also of note were all of the cross country teammates who showed up to support Juday. Great camaraderie and a strong team bond!
Girls' soccer fell in a heartbreaking regional final to Penn. Saint Joe jumped out to an early lead with Penn answering before the half to go into the break tied at one-a-piece. Penn ultimately scored the winning goal in the last minute leaving the Indians with no time to respond. The run to another semi-state appearance for Saint Joe comes to a close, but the girls will be back and ready to go next year!
The volleyball team pushed New Prairie to four sets but ultimately came up short in the sectional final. The team defeated Marian for the right to play New Prairie earlier in the day and looks back on a very successful season. Sydney Suth and Katie Schmitt received recognition as 1st Team All-NIC; Bella Kaminsky and Meaghan Madden received 2nd Team All-NIC recognition. Sarah Ritten received Academic All-State honors.

You can always visit the  Saint Joe Athletics webpage  for more team news, schedules, and results.