Building Faith, Character, and Excellence
October 26, 2018
Saint Joe held their annual Diaper Drive last week, and the community obliterated their goal of bringing in over 30,000 diapers to the Women's Care Center - to the tune of over 35,000!
Principal Kennedy upheld his end of the bargain as well, promising to don a diaper costume if the 32,000 diaper threshold was crossed.

Students lined 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 accompanying the generous donations.

WNDU was on campus to get a closer look. Check out their coverage of the Diaper Drive, as well as the student assembly line below!
Admissions Update

Applications for incoming freshmen are active and now ready to be submitted via the SJHS website . Once accessing the application you may log in and begin the submission.

High School Placement Testing will take place on November 17th, 2018, here at Saint Joseph High School. Testing begins at 9:00 a.m., along with a parent information session that will begin around 9:15 a.m.

An alternate testing date of December 1st, 2018 is available if the primary date presents a conflict.

Join us at Open House for prospective students (Grades 5-8)! Open House will take place on Sunday, November 11th, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Fall sports are coming down the home stretch, with plenty of Indians still in the postseason hunt. Congratulations to strong showings and great seasons by boys' tennis, boys' soccer, boys' tennis, boys' and girls' cross country, girls' golf, and volleyball. Girls' soccer seeks an IHSAA State Championship this weekend as football moves on in the playoffs as well. Keep up with all Saint Joe sports at the Saint Joe Athletics page, and keep an eye out for a full fall sports report coming soon.
Last weekend the Regional Champion Lady Indians played a home game for semi-state, blanking Bellmont 2-0.

Saint Joe Girls' Soccer continues their marvelous season as they play for the IHSAA State Championship on Saturday. The game will be contested against Cathedral at IUPUI, with a kickoff time of 1:00 p.m.
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and following a decisive Senior Night victory over Adams, Saint Joe kicked off the sectional round of the playoffs with a resounding victory over Kankakee Valley. The final score, 38-21, featured a 38-0 lead after three quarters and plenty of fresh legs seeing action in the fourth.

The Indians march on in the IHSAA Playoffs when they take on New Prairie right here at Fr. Bly Field, Friday night at 7:00 p.m.
Senior Bill Powers wrapped up his Saint Joe cross country career finishing right at the top 25 percent of the regional qualifiers, and will look to return to State in track and field this spring.

Seven Saint Joe runners were named to the Academic All-State team by the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches. The Indians had the highest number of girls selected in the area with three (Maggie Barrett, Olivia Miller, Bridget Stockrahm), while they matched Goshen High School for the most boys selected with four (Peter Amat, Joe Deahl, Sam Mark, Oscar Noem).

Audrey De Lano and Maeve O'Shaughnessy achieved honorable mention Academic All-State. Congrats to all!
Attention Juniors and Seniors: ISTEP+ Re-Test Information

Re-testing for juniors and seniors who still need to pass the ISTEP+ will take those tests as follows:

English: November 12, 14, and 16 - flex period & beginning of period 4.

Math: November 27 & 29 - flex period & beginning of period 4.

Please be sure to be well-rested and eat a healthy breakfast.
Saint Joe alumnus Paul Anthony ('11) came to campus on Monday, October 22nd, and spoke to students about his work with Puente Desarrollo Internacional, a non-profit that seeks to help communities in the Dominican Republic with humanitarian issues. The issues range from needing clean water, sanitation problems, sexual health education, and whatever else the community may need.

Anthony credits his time at Saint Joe and growing up in the Michiana area with instilling the values of service and not taking what you have for granted, leading in large part to providing assistance to underserved communities.

The work of the non-profit is largely dictated by the particular community they are serving. "We want communities to dictate the projects, because if they are excited about solving them, they are more likely to maintain whatever the effect of the project is down the road," said Anthony, speaking about the issues Puente looks to tackle.

Check out the WSBT story on Puente for more information.
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 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.
Reminders from Student Affairs
1. A reminder to all parents and students regarding medications: All prescription medications AND over-the-counter medications need to be dropped off at the nurse's office . For the safety of all of our students, no student should have any medications in their possession on school premises (p. 24 of the Student-Parent Handbook ).

2. Late-start tardies: On late-start days there are 2-3 times as many tardies registered than a normal school day. School starts at 9:00 a.m. on those days. Parents, we ask that you help your students take advantage of the late start but still arrive to school on time.  

3. All students parking in the SJHS parking lots (East and West) must register their vehicles and receive a parking tag. Again, for the safety and security of all of our students, we need to monitor who is parking in our lots. Registration of a vehicle is done on-line through the website, under the Students tab at Vehicle Registration .