Building Faith, Character, and Excellence
October 12, 2018
October Community Award Winners Announced
Saint Joe recognized Community Award winners at the All-School Mass on October 8 th .

Congratulations to seniors Lauren Salela and Dolan Gilbert and faculty member Mrs. Carol Weld !

Lauren is very musically talented and participates in both marching and concert band, while also serving as an instrumentalist for Mass. She is involved in SECO, SADD, Student Ambassadors, and is organizing this year's Diaper Drive as the President of the Saint Joseph High School Right to Life Club.

Dolan is incredibly talented in graphic design and has assisted with designs for the Notre Dame hockey team. A member of the Saint Joe hockey team, Dolan also volunteers with the River City Sled Rovers, a hockey club designed for athletes with lower-body disabilities.

Mrs. Weld has been a staple at the freshman volleyball games. In her fifth year at Saint Joe, she moderates the French Club and is organizing an opportunity for French students to travel to Canada this summer.
Go Indians!
Championship season is underway for fall sports, with soccer, cross country, and tennis representing Saint Joe in the IHSAA playoffs currently. Keep up with all Saint Joe sports at the Saint Joe Athletics page .
Both the Boys’ and the Girls’ Cross Country Teams advanced to Regionals last weekend, beating four favored teams en route to third place finishes in the IHSAA Sectionals last weekend.

Regionals will take place Saturday, October 13 th at OxBow Park.
Good things come to those who wait, as both Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer discovered. After having IHSAA Sectionals postponed for weather last weekend, both teams emerged victorious on Monday.

The boys outlasted Culver Academies 2-1, while the girls blanked Plymouth 4-0. Congratulations, Sectional Champions!

Both teams will play their regional semi-final on Saturday at noon, the boys taking on Hammond Bishop Noll in the Marian Regional and the girls drawing Griffith in the Plymouth Regional.

With a victory the teams would play the Regional Final later that day at 7:00 p.m.
Thomas Pries earned his fourth consecutive NIC MVP award in boys’ tennis – the first time in NIC history it has been awarded to the same athlete for four straight years . Along with MVP, Pries also earned First Team All-Conference recognition, along with teammates Kyle Fernandez as a singles player, and Andrew Still and Max Blumentritt in doubles. Coach Steve Bender was also awarded NIC Coach of the Year honors. Congratulations Thomas and Coach Bender!

Pries continues his season at IHSAA Regionals in Portage on October 13 th .
Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place Thursday, October 25 th , 2018. There will be two sessions, at 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

To accommodate conferences, students will be dismissed at 2:35 p.m. that day.

Representatives from the counseling, advancement, and business offices will be available to meet with parents in the commons during Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Parents may sign up online starting on Tuesday, October 16 th at 8:00 a.m. Online scheduling closes at 3:00 p.m. on October 23 rd .

To register for a conference, please click here . We will send a reminder on Tuesday when the link is active.
Participate in the Saint Joe Diaper Drive
The Diaper Drive is right around the corner. Each student that brings in a pack of unopened diapers will receive a dress down day on Thursday, October 18 th . Diapers collected will be donated to the Women’s Care Center that very day.

Students will line up from the top floor of the school, down the sidewalk, and across the street into the Women’s Care Center, as a visual sign of our support.

Parents, alumni, and other members of the Saint Joe community can make donations to the main office. Each donation goes a long way in helping us reach our goal of 30,000 diapers this year!
Reminder: School Hours
Saint Joseph High School closes at 4:30 p.m. There is no supervision of students in the evening. Though you may want to stay all day, students must leave by 4:30 p.m. After that teachers turn into pumpkins ... or something.

Thank you for picking up by 4:30!
Five Saint Joe Students Receive Letters of Commendation
Five Saint Joe students have been recognized for their standardized test results and academic potential. Oscar Noem, William Powers, Adam Mazurek, Andrew Orians, and Thomas Pries have been awarded official Letters of Commendation.

More than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some of these students become candidates for scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.
Attention Sophomore Parents:
Theology Parent Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 17th
There will be a parent information meeting on Wednesday, October 17 th from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the commons. This meeting will share information about the Theology classroom experience. The following topics will be discussed:

1. Difference between Theology (study of God) and Faith (acceptance of God’s saving work)
2. Theology I and II course subject matter
3. Learning strategies and objectives
4. Roles:
a. Student expectations
b. Role of teacher in support of students
        c. Role of parent in support of your child
5. Questions, Comments, Concerns
Specific questions or concerns about grades or the grading process can be addressed at parent/teacher night on Thursday, October 25 th .

Por favor, de contactar a la Sra. Erica Arévalo si necesita ayuda con la traducción.