St Joseph High School - A Catholic College Preparatory School
St Joes Welcomes New Staff Members!
Mr Timothy Nash, Director of College Counseling and Guidance

Mr Nash has 28 years’ experience in college admission counseling, and has worked with a number of Catholic and private colleges and universities. Over the years, he has built an extensive network of professionals that will enhance our brand in the college preparatory community.

Mr Jeff Tiedemann, Interim Director of Health & Wellness

While Mrs Thresher is on maternity leave, St Joes is proud to have Jeff Tiedemann join our Athletic staff. Previously, Mr Tiedermann worked at Athletic Gaines Strength and Conditioning, training high school and professional athletes.

Spend Your Summer at St Joes - New Coding Workshop for 7th-9th Graders!
St Joseph High School does not stop for the summer! We are proud to offer both summer learning courses and sports camps for current, incoming, and future students!

AND we're proud to announce a new course in Coding for 7th-9th graders (no experience is necessary). Join us for a hands-on introduction to software coding. Students will learn the basic concepts of variable usage, input/output, decision making, and execution.

The cost for this course is $100 and will be held June 24-June28 from 9:00am-12:00pm.

Classroom Spotlight: Creative Writing Visits St Mark School to Read Original Stories!
On Friday, Mrs Broderick’s senior Creative Writing class visited St Mark school in Stratford to read their original children’s storybooks to first grade and kindergarten students.

The students have been working on writing, illustrating and binding storybooks geared for 3 – 7 year old children. The SJ students were then treated to the first graders reading their own journal stories. Way to go, Cadets!
Rescheduled: Courageous Parenting 101
We Hope You'll Join Us on May 7!
The Courage to Speak Foundation provides several programs that promote drug education and prevention.
 
On May 7 at 6:00pm, join us for a two-part presentation on Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond . Learn how to:

  • Teach Children Drug Refusal Skills
  • Help Children Cope Effectively with Stress and Emotions
  • Understand Signs of Drug Use
  • and much more (click here to view the flyer)!
THIS WEEK! Purchase Your Tickets to
St Joe's Spring Musical
Purchase your tickets today to SJ's Spring Musical - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat !

With lyrics by  Tim Rice  and music by  Andrew Lloyd Webber, the musical is based on the " coat of many colours " story of  Joseph  from the  Bible 's  Book of Genesis .

The musical will be performed May 2, 3, and 4 at 7:30pm. We hope you'll come out and support the hard work of all of our Cadets involved in the show!
Coach Babineau Reaches 200 Wins at SJ!
On Wednesday, April 24, Varsity Softball defeated Westhill 7-1 to earn their 10th straight win of the season!

In addition, the win on Wednesday marked Coach Jeff Babineau’s 200th career win at SJ!
 
“I just told the girls that they are part of a long history of fine teams here at St Joseph,” Coach Babineau told GameTimeCT. “Each class of players have contributed to these 200 wins.” 

Coach Babineau has led the Cadets to win the FCIAC title four of the last five seasons. Congratulations, Coach! View photos of the game here.
Post-Prom is May 10! Volunteers & Donations Needed!
Friday, May 10, 2019, 11:30pm-2:30am
The Sports Center in Shelton, CT

SJ's Parent Association needs your help to make  Post Prom a Success for our Seniors! Post Prom is a FREE (for seniors and their dates), fun, safe, and alcohol-free event for seniors after the prom.

Our hope is that every family will be involved
in some way.
 
You can help by:
  • Chaperoning
  • Donating Raffle Items, Gift Cards, or snacks
  • Setting Up and Decorating
  • and more!
We hope you will join us in making Post Prom 2019 an incredible evening for the seniors.
Senior Cadets! Join the 1962 Club and Receive Your FIRST Alumni Shirt & Car Decal!
Seniors, as you prepare to become Alumni, we'd love for you to consider participating in your Senior Class Gift!

When you donate just $19.62 or more, you automatically become part of the 1962 Club and will receive the following benefits: 
  • Free admission to '19-'20 athletic Home games
  • Free Senior Class alumni tshirt (designed by your Senior Class Committee) that you can wear as uniform from May 13-22!
  • Free Alumni Car Decal/Magnet (if you donate before May 7)

There Are So Many Ways to Donate!
  • Homeroom collections on May 7 (donate on or before May 7 to receive your free car magnet!), May 10, 16, and 21.
  • Online at sjcadets.org/seniorgift!
  • In-person at the Advancement Office (Brown Hose in the front of school).

The Class of 2018 had a 47% participation rate! Can the Class of 2019 beat that?!
Lasting Memories: Pre-Order Your Graduation Video!
We can't believe Graduation is just around the corner! As the day draws near, it's a great way to put down the cell phone and truly enjoy the moment!

St Joseph High School is working with Go Nation Pictures this year to provide you with one DVD which will include
  • Baccalaureate Mass
  • Senior Awards Day and
  • Graduation Day!

Order you DVD today at  stjoes.gonationpictures.com . DVDs cost $45 + $5 shipping. DVDs can also be ordered day-of.
Cadets: Sign Up for Driver's Education at St Joes!
The Driving School at St Joseph will begin a new session on Tuesday, April 30 with a parent class from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Room 103. At least one parent must accompany their 16-year-old at the parent session. Regular classes will meet Mondays and Tuesdays 2:45pm-4:45pm.

Librarian Recommended: Brass by Xhenet Aliu
Home at last. That's what the people are seeking: a feeling of belonging. Originally from Lithuania, Elsie's family settles in Waterbury, CT, where brass factories used to provide employment for the many immigrants, but now most of the factories are shuttered. Elsie works at the local diner and finds what she's looking for in Bashkim. Although he has a wife back in Albania, he and Elsie begin a doomed romance. 17 years later, Lulu, Elsie's daughter, knows nothing of her father, and asking her mother for answers goes nowhere. She decides to take on her own search for his identity in the hopes that finding this piece of the puzzle will help everything in her life fall into place.
Events & Registrations

School Liturgy
  • April 30, 8:45am
National Honor Society Inductions
  • May 1, 7:00pm
  • Saint Lawrence Parish, Shelton, CT
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
  • May 2, 2:30pm
Spring Musical
Courageous Parenting 101
Senior Prom
  • May 10, 6:00pm-11:00pm
  • Post Prom: 11:30pm-2:30am
AP Examinations
  • US Government: May 6, 8am
  • Environmental Science: May 6, 12pm
  • Spanish: May 7, 8am
  • English Literature: May 8, 8am
  • Euro & French: May 8, 12pm
  • Chemistry: May 9, 8am
  • US History: May 10, 8am
  • Computer Science: May 10, 12pm
  • Biology: May 13, 8am
  • Physics: May 13, 12pm
  • Calculus: May 14, 8am
  • English Language: May 15, 8am
  • Statistics: May 16, 8am
In Next Week's Issue:
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Admissions Information Session
A Look Ahead at May
and more!
Thank You To Our Spring Community Partners


Interested in becoming a Community Partner? Contact Michele Krasznai at  mkrasznai@sjcadets.org
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