Building Faith, Character, and Excellence
November 29th, 2019
32nd Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive
We hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! Special thanks to the students in h.o.p.e. club and their moderator, Mrs. Dana Strabavy, for organizing our 32nd annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.

Boxes were shared with community members on Tuesday, and delivered to charitable organizations on Wednesday, providing holiday meals for over 200 families. Over the years the Thanksgiving Food Drive has raised more than $500,000 to feed approximately 1,500 families in the region.

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High School Placement Test (HSPT)
December 7th 8:30 a.m.

Do you have a rising freshman who missed the first placement test? Join us on Saturday, December 7th.

When :
Students check in at 8:30 a.m. The test begins at 9:00 and will conclude between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m.

What to Bring :
  • Two #2 pencils (not mechanical)
  • $20 for the testing fee.

Where:
Enter the St. Louis Blvd side of the building (event entrance, west side).
Parent Information Session
(during HSPT)
December 7th at 11:30 a.m.

Auxiliary Gym

Parents with prospective freshmen are invited to join us for a Parent Information Session while students are taking the High School Placement Test. The Info session is geared for parents who are new to Saint Joe or who would like a refresher on the admissions process. Topics will include: the application process, affordability and financial aid, and navigating the high school transition.

The session will conclude approximately when testing ends.
You may also fax a copy of your student's plan to (574) 472-1245
Announcements:
Christian Service Hours Due
The next set of five Christian Service hours are due Monday, December 9th.

Hours are to be submitted on MobileServe, and all service hours must be completed from the list of pre-approved service sites.

Students may check the Canvas "Joy of Christian Service" website for a list of service opportunities.
Conscientious Christmas Returns!
SECO and FBLA clubs will host the Conscientious Christmas Ethical-Trade Cafe the week of December 9th in the Commons during lunches.

The event will feature items from Catholic Relief Services, Ten Thousand Villages, and Logan Industries. Come by and check it out!
Christmas Cookie Helpers Needed :
Each year, our Parent Group provides festive cookie platters for faculty and staff. Cookies are baked by Saint Joe families and delivered to school where they are sorted and plattered. Help continue this great tradition by baking three dozen cookies and sending them to school, by volunteering to organizing the platters, or both!

Cookie donations must be dropped off at Saint Joseph High School by 8:15 a.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019. Parent volunteers will be at both entrances that morning to collect the cookies. Click here to sign-up for this fun opportunity .

Cookie gathering, sorting, and platter filling volunteers are needed on Friday, December 13, 2019, from 7:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m . Click here to sign-up .

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Meg Loitz at loitz5@comcast.net .

Show your Love for Saint Joe :
Join us on Tuesday, December 3rd for the official launch of this year's Fund for Saint Joseph ! The Fund makes up the difference between tuition and the actual cost to provide a Saint Joe education, and benefits 100% of our students. The Fund for Saint Joseph supports financial aid, classroom resources, faculty professional development, faith formation and retreats, athletics, co-curricular programs, facilities maintenance and more. Can't wait until December 3rd to show your love? Visit www.saintjoehigh.com/annualfund today.
First Semester Final Exams
Wednesday, December 18th
English : 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Theology : 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Thursday, December 19th
Science: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
World Language: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Friday, December 20th
Math: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Social Studies: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Exam Info
  • Extended time exams are 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Students will only need to report to school to attend exam periods for which they have a course in that subject.
  • Students with two exams in the same subject area will need to communicate with their teachers in that subject to arrange a time to take the second exam.
  • Students with seven core subject courses (the subjects listed above) that all have final exams, can, rather than having three finals in one day, request to take their 2nd exam in a subject area on Tuesday, December 17th at 3:30 p.m. It is the students responsibility to make this request of the teacher in the subject in which he/she has two exams. The request must be made by Friday, December 13th.

Attire
  • Regular dress code is required for Wednesday and Thursday. Friday is a free dress down day.

Building Hours
  • Building doors will still open at 7:00 a.m. Dismissal will be at 11:45 a.m., and lunch will not be served on campus during exam days. The Commons will remain open until 1:00 p.m. Students must be picked up by 1:00 p.m. unless they are with a teacher or at an activity.
  • All offices close at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 20th.
UPCOMING DATES
December 4: Advent Penance Service
December 5: Parent Interest Meeting, Ignite! Gala
December 6: Dress Down Day
December 7: Alternate High School Placement Testing/Parent Information Session
December 7: SAT Testing
December 9: Christian Service Hours Due
December 9: Last Day of Shadow Visits for First Semester
December 12: All-School Mass (10AM)
December 13: Dress Down Day (Adam Milani Sled Hockey Showcase)
December 14: ACT Testing
December 18-20: Final Exams
December 23 - January 3: Christmas Break
Sports Report:
Go Indians!
The Saint Joe hockey team is the most active of the winter sports thus far, compiling a 6-9 record as the team begins to find their footing. They'll play three games at The Icebox this weekend, starting with Notre Dame Prep Friday at 11:30 a.m. and playing both Archbishop Moeller and Brother Rice Saturday at 9:15 a.m. and 5:45 p.m., respectively.

Girls' swimming began their year with a win over Riley as they look to build on the success of a sixth place finish at the IHSAA state championship last year.

After dropping their first game of the season, the girls' basketball team has rattled off three straight victories, including wins over Elkhart Memorial (59-24) and Adams (49-32).

Wrestling competed in the Clay Super Dual last weekend to open the season and walked away with a record of 2-3 to begin their campaign. They will be in action again on Thursday, December 5th as they take on Bremen and Marian.
As always, visit www.saintjoeathletics.com for a complete rundown of scores, schedules, and news.