St Joseph High School - A Catholic College Preparatory School
The Proof is in the People: Faculty & Staff Spotlights!
We are thrilled to welcome Deacon Masaryk as a new theology teacher! Deacon Masaryk is a distinguished artist with degrees in Fine Arts from FIT and Queens College.

In 2008, Deacon Masaryk was assigned to St James Parish, where for 8 years he served on various ministries and retreats. He and his wife, Eileen, have also been active for more than 25 years in the Cursillo Movement: which promotes sharing God's love through friendship.

In 2015, Bishop Caggiano appointed Deacon Masaryk as a Spiritual Director for the English-speaking Cursillo movement. He is the first deacon to be appointed this position in the Diocese.
Cristin Clark, School Counselor

Ms Clark joined the St Joes Guidance Office in 2016, after earning her master’s degree in School Counseling from Fairfield University. Ever since, she has been hard at work bringing new opportunities to our students. Ms Clark is currently the coordinator of the UConn ECE program, where students can earn college credit during their time at St Joes. She has also established and will be overseeing the Futures Internship Program for St Joe's seniors which will be making its debut this coming May.

Ms Clark received her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies
from the University of Connecticut. In addition to supporting our Cadets, Ms Clark remains an avid UConn Huskies fan, and continues to be involved in the UConn alumni community. She holds certifications from the State of Connecticut’s Department of Education, the National Board of Certified Counselor,s and was the recipient of Fairfield University’s Excellence in School Counseling Award in 2016. Ms Clark has training in both group and individual counseling practices and is currently working towards her License in Professional Counseling. ​
Class of 2023: Secure Your Seat by February 4!
We're so excited to have you join the Class of 2023! Here are three ways to submit your enrollment deposit by February 4:

  • Pay online at sjcadets.org/PayOnline
  • Pay by check -- payable to St Joseph High School
  • Bring it in person! Visit us from 7:45am-3:30pm, Mon through Fri!

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.
Catholic Schools Week is January 27 to February 2! Help us celebrate Catholic Schools Week and show our appreciation to our teachers and staff. Thank you to everyone who has signed up thus far! To see what's still needed, click the links below. Thank you for helping us make the week a success! 
Questions regarding our Catholic Schools Week events?
CADETS: Sign Up for a Catholic School Week Service Project!

Sign up for sandwich making on Thursday, January 30 from 2:30pm-3:15pm in the Student Commons. Sandwiches will be delivered to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. Click here to sign up or visit sjcadets.org/campusministry for more info!
You Are Invited: Join Us for Ladies Luncheon on March 3!
Register today for St Joseph High School's Annual Ladies Luncheon - which will be held on Sunday, March 3 at the Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield.

St Joe's alumni, parents, and friends are invited to this sought-after luncheon featuring vendor shopping, silent auction, and fantastic raffles.

Proceeds from Ladies Luncheon benefit the Parent Association, which supports Catholic Schools Week and Post Prom. Sponsorship and ticket sales are now being accepted...don’t delay as space is limited!
Cadets in Action: Teaching Genetics, Performing at a Music Festival, and Earning College Credit!
For their final assignments, Genetics Honors 1 students visited St James School (Stratford) and St Theresa School (Trumbull).

Students taught a 40 minute lesson that covered the basics of DNA structure and function and Mendelian Genetics. Read More.
We are so proud of Michelle Hackenson '20, Joseph Harrington '21, and Andrew Zhang '21 - all three students participated in the Connecticut Music Educators Association Western Region Music Festival held at Darien High School.

The students represented St Joes among 33 participating high schools! Read More.
Congratulations to our Seniors who have completed their first semester in our University of Iowa Exploring Entrepreneurship course! 

19 of our 23 students qualified for college credit., which is an incredible opportunity for those considering a major in business! Way to go, Cadets!
Campus Ministry Corner: Upcoming Events & Activities!
Join Campus Ministry for Pizza & Prayer!
Thursday, January 24th from 5pm-7pm.

Run by student leaders who were inspired by SJ's Kairos Retreat, the theme for the first Pizza & Prayer is “Making a Fresh Start”. If you enjoy being in the company of your SJ family and would like to take part in a community event, click here to sign up ! All grades are wel come.

If you have any questions, contact Mr Smith or Ms Mostowy.
Cadets: Show Off Your Artistic & Athletic Skills!
Submit Your Work to the Amaranth!
Compete in a Dodgeball Game!
Check Out These Upcoming Open Houses for K-8 Diocesan Schools!
Assumption Catholic School - Fairfield
Sunday, January 27 at 10AM

Holy Trinity Catholic Academy - Shelton
Sunday, January 27 at 9AM

St Mark School - Shelton
Sunday, January 27 at 10AM
A Bright Way to Start Your Morning - Subscribe to SJTV!
Under the director of Mr Forde, SJ Cadets have been using the new television studio to bring announcements, PSAs, and updates to the school via SJTV!

We encourage everyone to subscribe to both SJTV's and St Joseph High School's YouTube channels!

Need help subscribing? Click here for instructions! Or feel free to email Mr Forde ( tforde@sjcadets.org ) and he'll make sure you get the link each day!
Librarian Recommended!
The Seclusion by Jacqui Castle
While on a routine assignment scouting the country's dwindling natural resources, Patricia 'Patch' and her best friend, Rexx, discover a cache of dangerous contraband--printed books from before The Seclusion . These texts spark an unquenchable thirst for the truth that leads to the arrest of Patch's father by the totalitarian Board, which runs the entire country. Evading their own arrest, Patch and Rexx set out across a ruined future United States. Along the way, they learn about how their country came to be this way, but their newfound knowledge may lead to their own demise.
Events & Registrations

Catholic Schools Week
  • January 27 - February 2
First Annual Multicultural Celebration
  • January 27 - February 2
School Liturgy
  • January 30
Academic Discipline Honor Society Inductions
  • January 31, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Student Appreciation Dress Down Day
  • February 1
Phone-a-Thon
  • February 5 & 6, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Delayed Opening
  • February 7
  • Classes begin at 9:30am

Register For:
In Next Week's Issue:
Looking Ahead to February
Celebrating College Acceptances
Spring Musical Announcement
and more!
Thank You To Our Winter Community Partners


Interested in becoming a Community Partner?
Contact Michele Krasznai at  mkrasznai@sjcadets.org
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