St Joseph High School - A Catholic College Prep School
Meet Your Class M Champions!
SJ Defeats Berlin With Record Score: 70-18!
Christmas Has Arrived at St Joes!
Thank You for Attending St Joe's
Christmas Tree Lighting!
Thursday, December 13: Join Us for our Winter Concert and Fine Arts Show!
We were thrilled to host over 50 guests at yesterday's annual Christmas Tree Lighting! Our community truly came together to celebrate this joyous occasion -- cheering as we lit the tree in our courtyard, singing our hearts out to the tune of O Come All Ye Faithful , and sipping hot cocoa while taking family photos with Santa! What a magical evening!
Click the video above to hear a preview from our incredible Honors Chamber Choir, led by Mr Kavulich!

The doors to the Fine Arts Show will open at 6:30pm, and the Concert will begin at 7:00pm. Over 200 Cadets will showcase their musical and artistic talents. Admission is free of charge and all are welcome!
New Course Offering for Upperclassmen!
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence!

Robotics and artificial intelligence are interwoven through the fabric of every single engineering and scientific industry from aerospace and automotive to medicine and nuclear physics. This project-based course will feature state-of-the-art technologies to propel students from foundational topics into articulation, feedback loops, automation, and other advanced concepts. 

Students’ critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills will be tested at various stages throughout the course. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence is a must for casual tinkerers and serious technology career-planners alike. 
Jessica Mazo Named United Soccer Coaches' 3-Time All-American AND National Player of the Year!
We are so proud to share that Jessica Mazo '19 , has been named a United Soccer Coaches High School All-American for the third year in a row as well as the 2018 National Player of the Year.

In addition to a slew of soccer accolades (including FCIAC Girls Soccer Champion, 3-year All-State Selection, 3-year All-Region Selection, CHSCA Girls Soccer Player of the Year, and Captain of the Girls Varsity Soccer Team), Mazo is also a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish HS, English HS, and currently carries a GPA of 96.8. She is also a member of St Joe’s Multicultural Club, Zumba Club, and spends her free time volunteering at the Cesar A. Batalla School (Bridgeport).

Meghan Loughman (Loughman Films),
St Joes JV Girls Soccer Coach created
a highlight reel of Jessica Mazo.
Donate Gently-Used Dresses to the Prom Dress Swap!
Katie McKeon '19 is organizing a Prom Dress Swap !

If you have a dress (from any occasion), consider donating it to someone who might want to wear it to their prom!

Dresses can be brought to the Main Office or Advancement Office. Email with any questions!
The Proof is in the People - Staff Spotlight!
Eileen Broderick '79, English Teacher

Eileen Rafferty Broderick is an SJ Alum from the Class of 1979. She is proud to say that her entire family graduated from St Joes, including her daughter, Shannon ’10. Mrs Broderick holds a BA in English Literature from Providence College, a MA in Communications and a MA in Secondary Education (English) from Fairfield University.
Prior to St Joes, Mrs Broderick spent 20+ years at The New York Times Magazine Group and Conde Nast, as writer and editor for Golf Digest magazine and the trade book Golf Shop Operations/Golf World Business, and weekly Golf World. She also spent four years with Links Magazine and for seven years ran Broderick Communications doing PR and Marketing for national golf apparel companies!
Mrs Broderick has always wanted to teach and was hired in the Fall of 2008 as an English teacher. She's been the Department Chair since 2010 and enjoys teaching Honors American Lit, AP English Lit, Senior English and Creative Writing as well as serving as the Moderator of Amaranth and National English Honor Society.
"Teaching is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I love working with students, teaching them to find enjoyment and meaning in literature and to be the best possible writers they can be."
Congratulations Are In Order: Faculty/Staff Receive Innovation Awards!
On November 30, 2018, Dr Keane presented the following SJHS teachers and staff members with Creativity and Innovation certificates from the Connecticut Association of Schools. Congratulations!
Mrs Lisa Cellini for her efforts to apply for a Foundations in Education Leadership grant and for forging strong academic bridges connecting St Joes to its partner schools.

Mrs Colleen Piatak for her efforts to launch the new Entrepreneurship class at St Joes through the University of Iowa and for her efforts to collaborate with Milestone C to enhance our 9 th grade Technology class.

Mrs Angelica Abelson for her efforts this past summer to create a new Innovation Lab at St Joes, implementing and updating our telecommunications system and her continued efforts to collaborate with Milestone C to enhance our courses in math and science.

Mrs Jaqueline Carvalho-Sullivan for her initiative and creativity in submitting a world languages-directed, Foundations in Education Leadership grant.

Mrs Maureen Anderson for her vision and leadership to advance the SJHS Francis Xavier International Scholars Program
LtR: Mrs Carvalho-Sullivan, Mrs Cellini,
Mrs Piatak
LtR: Mrs Anderson, Mrs Abelson
Cadets, Help Us Bring Santa to Caroline House!
Volunteer at Catholic Academy of Bridgeport - St Raphael Academy' s Santa Shop!
  • Tuesday-Thursday, December 11-13 (3pm-5pm)

Catholic Academy of Bridgeport's Santa Shop allows students to "shop" for Christmas gifts for their families. They take donated items and charge from 25 cents to $3 per item, and then wrap the gifts for the students to bring home.

  • Volunteer Opportunity: Wrapping Gifts - assist with wrapping items purchased during the day. Open to up to 15 volunteers each day. 
  • To sign up for one or more Santa Shop activities, complete the google form:
Beyond the Classroom: Cadets in Action!
Boys Soccer Visit
MLS Game!
SJ Hosts First Italian Food Taste-Off!
Students Attend 2-Day Kairos Retreat!
On Nov 29, 17 Cadets attended the MLS Eastern Conference Championship between the New York Red Bulls & Atlanta United at the Red Bull Arena.

At half-time, Coach Carlos surprised the boys with an on-field experience and professional photo!
On Dec 5, the Italian Club hosted SJ's first Italian Food Taste-Off! Students brought in everything from pasta to pizza and cannolis to cookies!

Congratulations to Julianna DeMarco who won for her delicious lasagna; and Nina Pizzicarola who w on for her delectable tiramisu!
From Nov 30 - Dec 2, twenty Cadets attended our first Kairos Retreat. Kairos is a student-led retreat that helps students understand their relationship to God, themselves, and others.

The retreat was open to Juniors and Seniors. Another retreat is scheduled in March.
Year End Tip From Advancement!
Does Your Employer Match Gifts?
Many companies recognize the value of educational excellence, and have agreed to multiply donations made to SJ by their employees. Matching gifts can sometimes double or even triple your gift!

To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, click this link !

Also Consider: Does your employer have a Donor Advised Fund?
Some employers will make a donation to a charity based solely on your recommendation. Check with your employer to see if they can make a tax deductible gift to St Joseph High School through their Donor Advised Fund. To make a tax deductible gift today visit
Librarian Recommended: Book of the Week!
High school senior, Savvy, has just seen her only sister off to college and dreads living alone with her mother. After losing weight on a reality TV show, her mother is determined to change Savvy's body too. Her mom's body-shaming and food restrictions are things that Savvy knows are wrong, and she desperately tries not to let them impact her self-confidence, something that's hard to do when her mother is gets more and more drastic in her own restrictions and exercise, and when reality TV comes to their house to film them. Luckily, Savvy has a loyal best friend and a new love interest to distract her, along with a news story to investigate for her school paper. The portrayal of Savvy's mother's eating disorder is sensitive and will resonate strongly with readers, as will the book’s message of acceptance of all kinds.
Events & Registrations

Christmas Concert & Art Show
  • December 13, 6:30pm
Winter Pep Rally
  • December 14
Decision Day - Class of 2023!
  • December 14
First Day of Winter Games
  • December 15
Parent-Student Meeting - China Immersion Trip
  • December 18, 6:30pm
NCAA Signings
  • All are welcome!
  • December 19 at 9:00am
Christmas Sweater Day / Lessons & Carols
  • December 20
Early Dismissal
  • December 20
  • Students must be picked up by 12:00pm.
Christmas Vacation
  • December 21 - January 1, 2019
  • Classes Resume on January 2, 2019
Gymnasium Closed
  • December 25 - January 1, 2019
Second Quarter Ends
  • January 7, 2019
Mid-Term Exams
  • January 8 - January 11, 2019
  In Next Week's Issue:
Giving Tree Wrap-Up
January Preview
Grandparent Information Wanted
and more!
Thank You To Our Winter Community Partners

Interested in becoming a Community Partner?
Contact Michele Krasznai at
St Joseph High School | P: 203-378-9378 | F: 203-378-7306 | 
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