St Joseph High School - A Catholic College Prep School
Welcome Back, Cadets !
Welcome to the 2018-2019 academic year!

Several new and exciting things have taken place since school closed in June. Click here to read a letter from Dr Keane and Dr Fitzgerald regarding many of the exciting initiatives that have taken place!

And be sure to check your mailboxes! You should have already received or will soon receive an additional letter from Dr Keane as well as a school calendar and orientation schedule. Much of this information is also listed below.

We can't wait to see you all in just a few days!
Changes to Your School Day and Important Info!
Orientation Week
Info & Schedules
Read and Sign the 2018 Student-Parent Handbook
There are many new and exciting developments at St Joes - including a change to the school day hours and a new parent orientation!
Orientation Week is
August 27 - 31. Students may have different schedules so be sure to click here to read the schedule to learn where and when you are expected.
The new parent-student handbook is now available on our website . All
parents and students must read through this document and return the last page (signed) by Sept 4.
Meet Our New Dean of Student Life:
Margo Sheehan '09!
We are thrilled to welcome a new (and familiar) face to St Joseph High School!

As many of you know, our former Dean of Students, Martin Dempsey '01 has decided to step back into the classroom. He will also continue his role as Director of Extracurricular Activities.

We are proud to announce that our new Dean of Student Life will be Margo Sheehan '09. Margo is a St Joes alum and comes to us from Sacred Heart University where she was the Associate Director of Graduate Admissions.

Click here to learn a bit more about Margo , and as you walk through the school halls, be sure to stop in and say "hello!".
Join Us! St Joe's Annual
Family Fun and Alumni Run! 
The SJ Alumni & Friends 5K
Run/Walk is an exciting event that kicks off the school year. All proceeds benefit Cross Country programs at SJ!

9:30am: Kids Fun Run (half mile)
10:00am: 5K Run (on-campus course)

Fees
  • $25 Entry Fee
  • $20 for current SJ students
  • There is no fee for the half-mile kids fun run.

Registration
  • The first 125 registrations will receive a t-shirt with their entry fee! Register today at sjcadets.org/alumnirun
Senior Cadets: The Futures Internship Program is coming to St Joes!
The Futures Internship Program is an opportunity for students to enhance their learning by exploring their career interests outside of the traditional classroom. Participating seniors will receive .25 credits for a three week, unpaid internship at the end of the year in May. Following successful completion of the program, students will receive a letter of recommendation from their site supervisor. For more information, please visit our website. 

If you are interested in hosting a senior intern, please contact Cristin Clark at cclark@sjcadets.org .
Student Spotlight: Gillian Skeffington '19 Livens Up Girls Soccer Locker Room
Gillian Skeffington '19 is a field hockey with a hidden talent!

Over the summer, Gillian has been hard at work revamping the Girls Soccer Locker Room with a beautiful (and inspiring) banner.

Gillian projected her work onto the wall and then went to work, free-handing and adding painstaking details to the letters and logo. We think the finished product is absolutely stunning! (PS - she doesn't even play soccer!)

When she's not in class or on the field, Gillian teaches younger students at Juli Art in Trumbull!
St Joes Welcomes Two New Athletic Coaches
Kevin Wielk ’95 has been hired to serve as the new varsity head coach for boys basketball.

Kevin is a former St Joe’s basketball player who went on to play an additional four years at Nichols College in Dudley, MA. He graduated with a BS in Sports Management. 

Welcome, Coach Wielk!
Tom Turner has been hired to serve as the new Head Varsity Girls Swim Coach.

Tom attended Fairfield Prep, followed by Loyola University in MD, where he was a part of their club swim and water polo programs. He is currently completing his degree in exercise science from SCSU.

Welcome, Coach Turner!
Campus Ministry Corner:
Upcoming Service Opportunities
Volunteer at Caroline House!
Help our friends at Caroline House in Bridgeport, CT! Contact Development Director Christine Paine if you are interested: (203) 605-2728.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer!
The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers for their October 14 walk. If you are interested, contact Diane Nicholson at diane.nicholson@cancer.org.
"God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” (Hebrews 6:10)
Grow with St Joes: Become a Community Partner! 
For the first time in fall 2017, St Joseph High School bundled the many opportunities for event sponsorship and annual fund gifts. It was such a success that we've decided to roll out the bundle once more -- become an SJ Community Partner and you will also have the opportunity to place an ad in our 2nd Annual Advertorial and be recognized as a Community Partner at select SJ School Events. 

SJ's Fall Advertorial is printed and distributed by Hearst Media and will circulate in 14 daily/weekly papers throughout Fairfield and New Haven Counties, reaching over 570,000 homes.
 
PLUS, this advertorial will be mailed across the country to our 9000+ alumni and donors. 
Don't miss the chance to be a Community Partner with SJ. Email Michele Krasznai, mkrasznai@sjcadets.org for additional information and pricing.
Events & Registrations

All Fall Sports Begin
SAT National Test Date
  • August 25
International Student Orientation
  • August 27, 9am-2pm
New Parent Orientation
  • August 27, 7pm-8:30pm
Freshmen, International, Transfer Student Orientation (aka FIT Day!)
  • August 29: 7:55am-12:30pm
9th & 10th Grade Orientation:
  • August 30: 7:55am-12:00pm
  • School photos will be taken this day
11th & 12th Grade Orientation:
  • August 31: 7:55am-12:00pm
  • School photos will be taken this day
5k Family Fun and Alumni Run:
  In Next Week's Issue:
Introducing the Class of 2021
Welcome Week Information
Vines & Steins
 and more!
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