St Joseph High School - A Catholic College Prep School
SJ Football Defeats Killingly 52-7!
Onto the Class M Championship!!
Details to Come Regarding the Championship Game! Follow us on Social Media for the Most Up-to-Date Information!
You Did It! We Reached Our Giving Tuesday Goal!
You did it! Thanks to 95 incredible donors, St Joes raised $41,210 on Giving Tuesday! And once we hit our goal, we unlocked another $25K from an anonymous donor, giving us a grand total of $66,210!

Without the support of our SJ community: alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends, St Joseph High School would not be where it is today - a premiere Catholic College Preparatory School. Each and every gift is crucial and important to our impact and growth. THANK YOU.
This Sunday, December 9: Join Us for our
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting!
We are thrilled to invite you and your family to St Joe's annual Christmas Tree Lighting! We hope you can kick off your holiday season with us.
 
Sunday, December 9, 5:00pm
This great event will include:
  • The Blessing and Lighting of our Christmas tree and nativity scene
  • Christmas carols
  • Light refreshments 
  • A visit by a special guest and his helpers (we wonder who they could be...)
Two Great Giving Opportunities!
St Joes Giving Tree!
Prom Dress Swap!
Each ornament on our Giving Tree has a list of items for those in need. Simply choose an ornament, purchase the items, and return the gifts with your ornament attached!

Examples of items listed:
  • Bedtime Bags: a book, small stuffed animal, and children's toiletries.
  • Blessings Bag for the Homeless: a gift bag with a reusable water bottle, gloves, socks, and small toiletries.

Please return all items to the school
by December 11. Thank You!
To follow up on the success of Giving Week, Katie McKeon '19, is starting up St Joe's first ever Prom Dress Swap !

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

Dresses will be collected until January 18 and can be brought to the Main Office or Advancement Office.
Interested in Receiving a Dress?
Sign up here via Google Form.
The Proof is in the People - Staff Spotlight!
Dorothy Miller '84, School Nurse

Mrs Miller is a proud SJ Alum from the Class of 1984. After graduating from St Joes, she went on to Fairfield University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

Prior to St Joes, Mrs Miller worked at Bridgeport Hospital in the Women’s Care Center for several years. In 2004, she began working for the Town of Trumbull as an elementary school nurse. But when she heard the position at SJ was available, she requested to return "home”.
 
Mrs Miller is an avid sports fan and enjoys attending SJ sporting events with her family. She volunteers with the athletics department at football and basketball games, and finds it is a great way to see the students outside of the school day doing what they enjoy.
 
She considers herself very blessed to be part of the SJ community living the daily commitment to family and faith. Mrs Miller has two children who are also alums! Her daughter, Casey, graduated in 2010 and her son, Shane, in 2014.
Happening This Week:
Winter Open House & Hall of Fame Deadline!
It's time for our Winter Open House, help us spread the word!

We can't wait to open our doors and welcome in prospective students and families!
 
This year's Winter Open House is Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30pm. Register online at sjcadets.org/visit
Last call for 2019 nominations to SJ's Athletic Hall of Fame!

Nominations can be submitted online or printed and mailed to St Joseph High School's Athletic Office by December 8.

Both the online form and printable form can
be found at
Congratulations to our Student-Athletes Chosen to the 2018 Fall All-FCIAC and All State Teams!
Campus Ministry Corner:
Cadets, Help Us Bring Santa to Caroline House!
Campus Ministry is looking for 4 - 5 students to spend their long period bringing Christmas cheer to children at Caroline House in Bridgeport!

Date:  December 10 and 11
Time: During long period (10:45am-12:30pm)
  • There will be 17 children patiently waiting Santa at Caroline House!
  • St Joes is looking for SJ Cadets to bring gifts to the students (matchbox cars, coloring books, crayons, etc...).
  • We're looking for a volunteer to play Santa as well!
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Email Mr Smith at jsmith@sjcadets.org to register!
SJCadets: Apply for Summer Programs with West Point or The Coast Guard!
For two weeks every year, USMA offers high school juniors the opportunity to experience cadet life at the academy by attending our Summer Leaders Experience.

Applications will be accepted beginning January 15. Space fills quickly, so it is important to apply early. Click here to learn more.
The Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) Program challenges and inspires rising high school seniors interested in serving their country and exploring technical degree programs.

To learn more and apply, visit uscga.edu/aim . Applications open in February.
Librarian Recommended: Book of the Week!
In 2009 Gujiao, China 16-year-old Luli and 17-year-old Yun, best friends, have aged out of their orphanage and are now enjoying the independence of factory work. Their wages and dorm life offer an exciting taste of freedom, as does Yun’s new boyfriend, Yong. Yun’s jealous ex-boyfriend says that Yong is illegally trafficking brides to the countryside, but Yun refuses to believe it. When she becomes pregnant, however, Yun, Luli, and Yong each have their own agendas, and their decisions and deceits result in an action-packed chain of events. During this time, China’s One-Child Policy made unmarried and multiple pregnancies illegal for most: mothers would be fined and not even be allowed into a hospital to give birth. Told in the two girls’ alternating points of view, readers will be drawn into their emotional lives through sharing both their quiet, day-to-day routines and the moments of high drama, all of which are direct results of policies that trapped ordinary citizens and forced them into making terrible decisions.
Travel with St Joes: Immersion Trip to Montana!
July 6 - July 14, 2019
There will be a student-parent meeting on Thursday, December 6 at 6:30pm for all those interested in traveling to Montana as part of SJ's Immersion Trip!

Spaces are first-come, first-served. Highlights Include:
  • Tour: Yellowstone & Glacier National Park, Butte, Helena, and Browning.
  • Stay on The Blackfoot Reservation and participate in a National Pow Wow through the Justice Outreach Project. 

For more information, visit sjcadets.org/immersion .
Events & Registrations

Italian Food Taste-Off
  • December 4, 2:25pm
  • Cafeteria
Winter Open House - Spread the Word!
Delayed Opening - Professional Development Day
  • Classes begin at 9:30am
Winter Sports Meeting
  • December 6, 6:00pm
Parent-Student Meeting - For Those Interested in the Montana Immersion Trip
  • December 6, 6:30pm
Support Ms Richter at an Art Show
Entrance Exam (Class of 2023)
Deadline for Hall of Fame Nominations
Christmas Tree Lighting
  • December 9, 5:00pm
Christmas Concert
  • December 13, 6:30pm
Winter Pep Rally
  • December 14
  In Next Week's Issue:
Kairos Retreat Recap
Tree Lighting Photos
Creating the Class of 2023
and more!
Thank You To Our Fall Community Partners


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