Building Faith, Character, and Excellence
September 6th, 2019
Students Create Murals for Theology Hallway
If you haven't visited the theology hallway since the start of the year, you're missing out! Mr. Verhiley commissioned students to create artwork that brings the hall to life.

"Mr. Verhiley wanted to have something made by students up on the boards, since it shows that Saint Joe is a place where students are able to unleash their creativity and contribute something to the community," said junior Saleena Vu. "I hope to do it again next summer and that it becomes somewhat of a tradition here at Saint Joe."

The students worked daily for roughly one week on the project. As the murals took shape, students found themselves reaching higher and doing more than they thought possible.

"I didn't know that I could pull this project off," said senior Carmen Nuñez, who through this project and Mrs. Firestone's art classes now hopes to explore art in college.

"As time went on, [the project] became more serious," said junior Emma Zmudzinski. "I came to fully grasp what exactly I was painting and that later I would have to capture the pain Jesus felt when dying on the cross."
Homecoming Dance Returns!
On Saturday, September 21st, from 7-10 p.m. in the Auxiliary Gym, Saint Joe hosts the return of the Fall Homecoming Dance. Tickets will be available during lunch for $5 (cash only), and at the door with a student ID the night of the dance, with a slight increase in price.

All Saint Joe students are welcome to attend, but for this revival event we ask that Saint Joe students come together as a community to celebrate our school.  Students from other schools will not be allowed at this particular event. 

Attire for the Homecoming Dance is "classy casual." Students, tune in to morning announcements for creative ways to put together an outfit!

Any questions regarding the event may be directed to Mary Kate Lamp at  mlamp@saintjoehigh.com .
Homecoming Game:
September 27

We look forward to an action-packed spirit week, culminating with the Homecoming Game vs. Penn on September 27th.

We invite all parents, family, alumni, and community members to join us as we cheer on the Indians here at home.

Together we can make this the loudest and most spirited Homecoming yet!
Reporting Christian Service Hours
MobileServe  is an app that facilitates service hour collection. Students are able to submit their hours electronically.

The first set of five (5) Christian Service hours is due by September 25.  Students submit their hours via the MobileServe app. Please include the service site supervisor's email address, so that supervisors can verify the hours recorded.

Directions for MobileServe are posted online here. Please contact Kathy Kershner   with any questions or concerns.
Announcements:
New Powerschool Login for Parents:
Powerschool has updated their system, and that means a new login page for parents. The new link can be found here .

2019-20 Student-Parent Handbook Available:
Digital copies of the updated handbook can be found here , or under both the "Parents" and "Students" tabs on the school website. The document has an interactive table of contents in order to be more user-friendly, meaning you can click on your desired section and the document will take you directly there.

Reporting Absences and Appointments:
If you need to report an absence or an early dismissal for your student please email Mrs. MaryKay Davidson in the Office for Student Life at: 

You may also call the Office of Student Life directly at (574) 239-7665.
Hunger Bowl and Holy War
Today both Saint Joe and Marian collected money and canned goods for the St. Vincent de Paul Society as part of the annual Hunger Bowl.

The winning school will be announced at halftime of tonight's football game. Come on out to support the Indians as we try to capture both the Hunger Bowl and the Holy War titles!

Follow us on Twitter @SaintJoeHigh for the final count!
Sports Report:
Go Indians!
The Saint Joe football team dropped two closely-contested games out of the gate to Concord and Northridge, but all may be forgiven after tonight's Holy War against Marian.

The theme of this highly-anticipated road game is "Black Out the Knights," so wear your black attire and prepare to make some noise!
The girls' cross country team had a great weekend, earning the top team spot at the Northwood Invitational! The following ladies helped by securing top-20 finishes: Maeve Kearney (7th), Alexis Kintzele (9th), Katie Lavelle (11th), Libby Kearns (13th), Ava Rousseve (16th), and Tess Collins (17th). The girls' reserve team also took first in their division, including notable performances by overall winner Ellen Lavelle, runner-up Maeve O’Shaughnessy, Mia Ritschard (6th), and Bridget Stockrahm (7th).

The boys' team finished third with top finishes from Marko Enriquez (4th), Josh Juday (6th), and Zach Taylor (18th). Six sophomores placed among Saint Joe’s 12 varsity spots.

The ladies followed up the Northwood Invite by claiming the South Bend City Championship at Erskine Golf Course yesterday. They ran a smart race as a pack to place nine finishers in the Top 15 overall and sweep both the JV and Varsity City Championship. Pacing the ladies' finish were Alexis Kintzele (a medalist, 3rd overall), Maeve Kearney (7th), Libby Kearns (8th), Ava Rousseve (9th), Katie Lavelle (10th), Tess Collins (12th), Ellen Lavelle (13th), Margaret Hopkins (14th), and Maeve O’Shaughnessy (15th). The girls championship is the 23rd City title in school history.

The boys team upset favored Adams while narrowly falling to a strong Riley squad. Marko Enriquez, Josh Juday, and Zach Taylor finished 2-3-7 overall with incredible surges over the final hill to push Saint Joe to the brink of a team championship.
After starting the Mishawaka Invite 0-3 against some tough competition, the Indian volleyball players surged back to win their last match against arch-rival Marian! On Wednesday and Thursday they built on their momentum and blanked Adams and John Glenn, both 3-0. The ladies will play Niles, Marquette, and Mishawaka next week before heading to the LaPorte Slicer Invitational next weekend.

Boys' soccer continued on their gauntlet of an early season schedule, dropping tight contests to highly ranked Lake Central and Division 3A #2 Chesterton. The boys got back on track to open NIC play with a 2-1 victory over Elkhart Central. After falling behind 1-0 late in the first half, Luis Navarrete and Kyle Smith found the back of the net before the half ended to cap off the comeback. The team travels to Penn for their second game of conference action on September 10th.

Girls' golf remained undefeated in head-to-head contests, besting both John Glenn and Bremen last week. Katie Kloska led all players with a score of 38, while Bella Saratore finished runner-up with a 41. A clash with Marian and Penn await on Monday next week.
The girls' soccer team played to a draw against Crown Point last weekend before routing Elkhart Central by a score of 9-0. Finding the back of the net were Lauren Harrington, Katie Harrington, Ella Frick, Halle Gilbert, and Libby O’Brien. Natalie Moore and Georgia Place scored twice . The ladies followed up with a 4-0 win against John Glenn, with Ella Frick, Georgia Place, Natalie Moore, and Tatum White netting the four second-half goals. Archbishop Alter High School from Ohio visits Saturday at the North Fields.

Boys' tennis continued their hot start with 4-1 wins over Plymouth and LaPorte before blanking Mishawaka 5-0. They'll look to keep the momentum next week with matches against Adams and Penn before playing in the Warsaw Invite next weekend.