Building Faith, Character, and Excellence
September 28, 2018
Saint Joe Donates Big in Hunger Bowl
Last week the Saint Joe community participated in the 7 th Annual Hunger Bowl, a food drive benefiting the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Each year, Saint Joe and Marian students compete to see which school contributes the greatest number of canned goods.

Together, the two schools donated 6,650 pounds of food - enough to feed over 780 people! Though Saint Joe did not "win" the Hunger Bowl, we won in the community at-large by contributing approximately one month's supply for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Hurray, students!
Go Indians!
Three Saint Joe teams have claimed Northern Indiana Conference (NIC) Championships this fall, boasting undefeated conference seasons and moving forward in their respective IHSAA state tournaments. Keep up with all Saint Joe sports at the Saint Joe Athletics page .
Saint Joe Girls' Golf is enjoying what may be their most successful campaign to date. The ladies captured the team's first NIC title and demonstrated their depth throughout Sectionals and Regionals as they continue their march into the State Finals this weekend.

The team received a warm send-off Thursday morning, led through the halls by the drum line, cheerleaders, and SJHS community. Best of luck!

Boys' Tennis capped off an undefeated regular season in dominant fashion, sealing their NIC title with an overwhelming 5-0 victory over New Prairie.

The final Coaches Poll of the season ranked SJHS #10 overall.

The boys began and subsequently ended Sectional play this past week with a championship performance. The team advances to Regionals where they will face of with Penn on Tuesday, October 2 nd.
Maintaining their Division 2A top overall ranking, the #1 Saint Joe Indians topped Marian 2-0 on Wednesday night, capping their unbeaten regular season and laying claim to their first NIC Championship.

Sectional play begins at Marion High School, where they will rematch with Marian on October 3 rd .
German Students Meet with Mayor
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (SJHS Class of 2000) met with German students from the German American Partnership Program (GAPP).

Mayor Buttigieg made time for the students and teachers involved with the program and engaged in conversation about life in the States. He also shared some of South Bend's German history with the students.

GAPP emphasizes a strong relationship not just between students, but between the entire community. The bilateral exchange program is one of the largest and most successful in the country.
Parents Welcome to Attend Eucharistic Adoration and All-School Mass
Saint Joe will hold a First Friday Eucharistic Adoration on Friday, October 5 th . Parents are invited to participate. Eucharistic Adoration takes place from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

There will also be an All-School Mass on Monday, October 8 th in the Alumni Gymnasium. The service begins at 10:00 a.m. and is open to parents and the Saint Joe community.
Christian Service Opportunity and Hours Due!

The first five hours for Christian Service are due Wednesday, Oct. 3rd. Visit the Canvas “Christian Service” website for more information.

Saturday’s (Sept. 29 th) featured service opportunity is at Hannah and Friends from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Hannah and Friends fosters awareness and compassion through assisting children and adults with special needs. Online registration is still available through this link .
The Center for the Homeless is looking for volunteers to assist with deliveries of bread and jam “thank you baskets” around the South Bend area to the homes of the Center's donors.
Students will be provided with addresses and baskets, and must be accompanied by an adult. If you are interested or have any questions, please email Saint Joe alumna Ashley Walter or call (574) 220-6957.
The state of Indiana requires booster immunizations (two Meningitis and two Hepatitis A) for all students entering 12th grade. Please contact your physician/health care provider to confirm that your student has received these immunizations.

If your student has had these immunizations and you have not provided proof to SJHS, please submit physician/healthcare provider documentation to the school nurse.

If your student has not received the immunizations, please schedule an appointment ASAP and submit the physician/health care provider documentation of the appointment date.

A missing immunization letter will be emailed according to our files.

Please Note:  If your physician/health care provider enters the immunizations in the state registry program CHIRP we can access the immunizations online.

Please feel free to contact the school nurse, Christine Kanczuzewski , with any questions.
The Light of Learning Award is awarded to the diocesan teacher who exemplifies Christ in the school and community, and who has made a significant positive impact on a student’s life. Nominees must be licensed and have taught at a diocesan school for two years, keep up to date with best practices in teaching and learning, motivate students, and be relatable and respected by students.

Nominations can be done quickly through this interactive document . Please nominate your chosen teacher by October 12 th .
French Study Abroad and Dual Credit Opportunity
French Study Abroad will be available this summer. Students may study French and while participating in youth-focused "summer- camp-style" activities in an immersion environment in Quebec City with Madame Weld. Stay tuned for more information!

Please note that French 4 has become a Dual Credit class, allowing students to earn (potentially) six college credit hours through Ivy Tech Community College, as well as half weight grades.

The French program continues to welcome French Catholic high school students to our classrooms and into our homes with Inspired Gateways Inc. This year's first French student, Léo-Paul, will be with us from mid-October to mid-November. With host family support we will continue to welcome more friends. C'est fantastique!
Attention Freshman Parents:
Theology Parent Meeting Monday, Oct. 15th
There will be a parent information meeting on Monday, October 15 th from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Mr. Verhiley's room, 126, if you would like more 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 .

Spanish-friendly translation available here . Translation assistance will be available for the event if needed courtesy of Erica Arevalo . She can be contacted by email or by phone at (574) 233-6137.