St Joseph High School - A Catholic College Prep School
Welcome Week Has Arrived!
St Joes is bustling with activity this week as our students attend orientations, take class photos, and go through quick rotations of classes. Click here to view the week's schedule .
Get the 4-1-1 from St Joes!
Click on your class year to find more information about upcoming events (for both students and parents), your go-to-people, as well as how best to prepare for college!
September is the Month for Freshmen!
We're excited to have all of our Cadets back at St Joes, but September (and a bit of October) is all about the freshmen! There are events, activities, and trips that will keep our students busy all month long.

You can view the full school calendar  on our website , but here is a breakdown of some special events just for our newest Cadets (and their parents):
FOR STUDENTS:

Freshman Social (First Dance of the Year!)
  • Friday, September 7 from 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Maroon & Gold Rally and Maroon & Gold Dress Down Day
  • Friday, September 14
Freshman Evening Retreat
  • Friday, September 28, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Freshman Trip 
  • Saturday & Sunday, October 27 & 28
FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS:

New Students Bible Mass
  • Sunday, September 9 at 9:30AM
Back to School Night
  • Open to All Parents, but Especially Important for Freshmen!
  • Thursday, September 13 from 6:30PM - 8:40PM
Internet & Drug Presentation:
  • Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30PM
Freshmen Trip Parent Meeting:
  • Tuesday, September 18 at 7:45PM
Vines & Steins (sorry, Cadets, this is only for your parents!):
  • Wednesday, September 26
The Proof is in the People: Faculty Spotlights!
IAIAN BLAMEY
History Teacher
ROBIN BERRY
Mathematics Teacher & Department Chair
Mr Iaian Blamey is a graduate of the US Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in History and a minor in Japanese.

Mr Blamey also holds an MA in Education in Social Studies Education and Curriculum and Instruction from UCONN.

He is a singer and a rugby player who was deployed to Afghanistan and who also worked as a process engineer in Windsor Locks for two years before transitioning to a career in teaching. Mr Blamey comes to St Joseph High School via Crosby High School in Waterbury, CT where he taught US History and two sections of African American History. 

Welcome, Mr Blamey!
Ms Robin Berry graduated with a BS in Mathematics from Fairfield University and a MA in Mathematics from WCSU.

Ms Berry joined St Joes in September 2012 and enjoys attending school events and games as well as creating costumes for our theatre productions.

Prior to St Joes, she worked at an Actuarial company and taught at Fairfield University as an adjunct professor.

She is an ECE UConn Professor and started AP Statistics and UConn Statistics at St Joes. Mrs Berry's expertise has elevated our advanced electives and students support to ensure students are best prepared for the most competitive college programs.
New Class Offering!
Cadets, Sign Up for Broadcast Television!
The finishing touches are almost complete on the new St Joseph High School TV Studio!

A new class in Broadcast Journalism with Mr Forde begins THIS SEMESTER! This hands-on class will be unlike any other course you have ever had and offers extensive opportunities to experience all aspects of television production and broadcasting: Entertainment, News, Sports, Events, and everything else you can create with professional grade recording, editing, and broadcast equipment. And you'll get to share your work with the entire school community every day.

All grades are welcome. If you are interested in this 7:00AM, full credit course, contact Mr Cirisoli at jcirisoli@sjcadets.org .
Congratulations to Ms Piatak: BizInnovator!
Congratulations to Mrs Piatak!

She has successfully completed the BizInnovator professional development program through the Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship!

BizInnovator is an online entrepreneurship curriculum for high school teachers and students. It enables educators to teach the entrepreneurial mindset -- encouraging creativity, innovation, critical-thinking, and problem-solving -- through high school business courses. We can’t wait to put these skills into action and support our Cadet entrepreneurs.
SJ Parents: Interested in Health & Wellness Opportunities? Take Our Brief Survey !
This year at St Joes, we are looking into offering group fitness classes in our new Health and Wellness Center.

Parents : Please, take a minute to complete our survey and share your interest in class times and offerings. Thank you in advance for your feedback!

Cadet Spotlight! Matt Blanco '19 Has Set Up a Kick for Nick Charity Drive!
We love it when our Cadets give back to the community!

Matt Blanco '19 was recently featured in the Newtown Bee and the Connecticut Post for setting up a "Kick for Nick" charity drive in his hometown.

Inspired by St Joe's Kick for Nick drive last year, Matt is asking for donations of used soccer balls, cleats, and gear to be dropped off at C.H. Booth Library in Newtown until September 15. We are so proud!
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
Events & Registrations

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:
Labor Day (No Classes):
  • September 3
First Full Day of Classes:
  • September 4, 7:55am
  In Next Week's Issue:
SJ's Bookstore
Introducing the Class of 2022
Back to School Night
 and more!
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