St Joseph High School - A Catholic College Preparatory School
Congratulations to our Honor Roll Students &
Honor Society Inductees!
At the end of each marking period, students who achieve the required average are recognized for their scholastic accomplishments. Congratulations to our Second Quarter Honor Roll Students!

On Thursday, January 31, St Joseph High School faculty/staff were proud to induct new members into the English, Mathematics, Arts, Theatre, and Music Honor Societies! Congratulations, Cadets!

Class of 2023: Today is Your Last Chance to Secure
Your Seat at St Joes!
Today is the day! We're so excited to welcome the Class of 2023!

Here are three ways to submit your enrollment deposit:

  • Pay online:
  • Pay by check -- Payable to St Joseph High School
  • Bring it in! We are here from 7:45am-3:30pm to accept your enrollment deposit.

Don't forget to return your enrollment contract stating your enrollment decision for St Joseph High School! Please Note:  Deposits paid and/or postmarked after February 4, 2019 are not guaranteed a place in the Class of 2023 and may be subject to a wait list.
Last Call for Grandparents Information!
The Feast of St Joseph and the Grandparents Mass and Reception is one of St Joseph High School's greatest traditions.

The day is truly one of the most rewarding for our Cadets and we want all of our students' grandparents to join in on the celebration!

BUT in order for Grandparents to be invited we need their information!

To help us invite Grandparents of current SJ Cadets, visit to complete an online form by the end of today, February 4 and we will send each of our SJ Grandparents a personal invitation! The Feast of St Joseph Mass and Reception will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

For questions, please contact Dawn Handwerker dhandwerker@sjcadets.or g. Thank You!
BIG NEWS: We Have a New Carpool System at St Joes!
As a resource for our families, St Joes will facilitate the creation of a contact list for those who desire to obtain or offer carpool transportation.

If you would like to add your name to our carpool list, visit ! You will grant St Joseph High School permission to share your information with other families in your area which you may use to make your own carpool arrangements.

Our first carpool list will be emailed to participants on March 1, 2019!
St Joes Receives Special Visit from Dr John Petillo, President of Sacred Heart University
We'd like to send our thanks to Dr Petillo, President of Sacred Heart University, for taking the time to visit St Joes last week! During his visit, Dr Petillo spoke with our students, took a tour of our campus, and learned more about what makes students from St Joes truly special!
The Proof is in the People: Faculty & Staff Spotlights!
Margaret "Peggy" Marino '71, Science Teacher

I never would have imagined, when I graduated in 1971, that I would spend the majority of my adult life at St Joes. After graduating from SCSU, I taught science in Illinois for several years as my husband, “Doc” Marino, completed his education. Afterward, we returned to CT and in the winter of 1980, I was hired as a substitute. Over the next several years, I earned an MS, had my children, and taught Biology and Earth Science as a long-term sub. Something or someone always called me back to SJ.

In 1991, I became a full-time member of the Science Department. I was an assistant coach for Girls Track, co-moderated Student Council, and coached Cheerleading. In 1997, I was asked to take over Admissions and worked as the Admissions Coordinator and then, Director. I initiated the Student Ambassadors and the Freshman Guides. In 2000, I received the Alumni Recognition Award for Extraordinary Spirit, Dedication and Service. But as much as I enjoyed Admissions, I missed the connection you have with the kids when you are in the classroom. In 2015 I asked to return to the classroom. I have never regretted that decision. READ MORE.
Catholic Schools Week & Multicultural Celebrations!
Thank You For Your Support!
Although the recent winter weather put a damper on some of our scheduled projects, we feel that 2019's Catholic Schools Week - as well as SJ's first ever multicultural celebration week - were a great success.

On Tuesday, Jan 28, faculty and staff were treated to a wonderful BBQ lunch, and on Friday, Feb 1, an incredible breakfast feast! Thank you to all the parents who so generously donated to make the events a success!

In addition, as part of our multicultural celebration, students learned about historical figures on SJTV, tasted different ethnic foods in the cafeteria, created a beautiful mural in our lobby, and enjoyed a delicious potluck celebration after-school on Friday.

It was a great week and we would like to thank all those who were involved! View photos on SmugMug.
Classroom Spotlight: Mrs Piatak's Coding Class!
Fun Fridays have begun in Mrs Piatak's Coding class! CUE, the WonderWorkshop Robot and his two siblings have been adopted and named by our Coding students. Throughout the semester, they will be learning to write code that to ensure that Cue can accomplish a variety of tasks, mazes, and more this semester.
News from the Athletics Office!
Football Indoor Tailgate!

Join us on Saturday, February 9 from 6pm-10pm at BAD SONS Beer Company on for a night of Food, Drinks, Raffles, and Prizes!

The Hogs are hosting an Indoor Tailgate to celebrate the team's Class M Championship and proceeds will go towards the costs of a Championship Banquet, Rings, and Apparel.
Deadline to Sign Up for Dodgeball is March 1!

St Joe's Dodgeball Game will be held on Friday, March 8 from 3-5pm. Teams are made up of 10 people: 4 male students, 4 female students, 1 male faculty/staff, and 1 female faculty/staff.
Pick up your registration forms at the Athletics Office!
Important SJ Notes & Announcements!
Cadets: Show Off Your Artistic Skills!
Submit Your Work to the Amaranth!
Create Our Feast Day Holy Card!
Campus Ministry Corner: Upcoming Events & Activities!
As a reminder, our Campus Ministry page is updated frequently! Check back often for additional opportunities or information at !

February 12 & 13
  • Midnight Run to New Haven
Until March
  • HTCA Basketball League
April 6
  • Fairfield Penguin Plunge (formerly Westport Penguin Plunge)
Recommended: Scream Site by Justin Ireland!
Sabrina Sebastian's goal in life is to be an investigative reporter. For her first big story, she researches a popular website called Scream Site, where people post scary videos and compete for the most "screams." While Sabrina's friends and her sister, Faith, talk nonstop about the creepy viral videos, Sabrina just hopes that covering this trend will get her the internship she's wishing for. But as she digs into the truth behind the website, she begins to suspect that these aren't only aspiring actors and videographers at work. Some clips seem a little too real. And when Faith goes missing, Sabrina must race against time to save her sister from becoming the next video "star."
Events & Registrations

  • February 5 & 6, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Parent-Student Meeting on Junior Class Trip
  • February 6, 6:30pm
  • Huntington Auditorium
Delayed Opening
  • February 7
  • Classes begin at 9:30am
ACT (National Test Date)
  • February 9
School Liturgy
  • February 13, 8:45am
China Immersion Trip
  • February 15-23

A Message from Nurse Miller:
The Connecticut Department of Public Health is reporting influenza activity as widespread. It is important for us to work together to protect the health of all who attend and work at St Joes. Click here to read a letter from the Department of Health on how to keep you and your family healthy !
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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