St Joseph High School - A Catholic College Preparatory School
One Year Ago Today - We Officially Opened
St Joe's Health & Wellness Center!
On January 7, 2018, St Joseph High School officially cut the ribbon on our newly constructed Health & Wellness Center!

Since then, the 4,500 square foot facility has been in constant use:
  • During the summer, more than 100 of our student-athletes used the gym each day;
  • Athletic teams receive training from our Director of Health & Wellness, Alisha Thresher;
  • Freshmen and Sophomore students have enrolled in our Fitness for Life and Introduction to Health & Wellness classes - geared toward lifelong fitness habits, and instruction in diet and nutrition;
  • Parents and Alumni have signed up for our popular adult fitness bootcamp class on Saturdays!

Cadets: Sign Up for These Upcoming Trips/Activities!
The Proof is in the People - Staff Spotlight!
Nancy DiBuono, Assistant Principal for Curriculum & Instruction

Often working behind the scenes, Mrs DiBuono has helped implement many of the changes in program and curriculum that have helped position St Joes as the premiere college preparatory program in southern Connecticut. She has helped increase Advanced Placement offerings and launched such courses as Engineering, Aeronautic Engineering, Statistics, and Broadcast Journalism. She also spends a great deal of time observing classroom instruction, promoting teacher professional development, and ensuring the quality of such programs as Campus Ministry and Guidance. Mrs DiBuono has the full confidence of the Principal, Dr Keane, and serves in his absence whenever he is off-site. A former grammar school principal at All Saints Catholic School, she has been tirelessly devoted to the SJHS community for the past eight years. Helping freshmen transition into high school and then seeing them mature into great young men and women is why she loves her job.

In her spare time, Mrs DiBuono is a die-hard Mets fan and a big Bruce Springsteen fan! 
Looking Ahead!
Parents: We Need Your Help!
Catholic Schools Week
January 27 - February 2
Grandparent's Reception
March 19, 2019
Celebrate Catholic Schools Week
and show your appreciation to
SJ's Faculty & Staff! 
Keep your eyes peeled for an email next week with opportunities to help make the week a success!

We are grateful for the opportunity to
say thank you to those who serve
your students everyday.
Please contact PA Co-chair
Kristy Novitski at 
Help Us Invite SJ Grandparents to the
Feast of St Joseph on March 19!
In order for Grandparents of current SJ students to be invited to the Feast of
St Joseph Mass and Reception on Tuesday, March 19, 2018, we need
their information!

Visit: to complete the form by February 1 and we will send SJ Grandparents a personal invitation!

For questions, please contact Dawn Handwerker
Midterms Begin This Week:
Tips on Staying Calm and Prepared
Mid-Term Exams begin tomorrow.

It’s that time of year again - the rigor of study guides, late nights, and, of course taking exams. Here are a few tips to keep you or your student calm during exam week:
  • Get a good night’s sleep. 
  • Eat a good breakfast. 
  • Stop studying an hour before the test. 
  • Do not talk about the test with other students once you get there. 
  • Don’t be your own worst enemy! Positive self talk is a very powerful tool.
  • Take a deep relaxing breath. 
  • Ask for help. Know that faculty and staff are always here to support you.
So, relax and do your best. Good luck!
Last Chance! Enroll in Our Advanced Aeronautical Engineering Course!
There is a limited amount of time left to enroll in SJ's Advanced Engineering & Aviation Course! Feel free to reach out to Mrs DiBuono with any questions!

Course Description:
  • An advanced version of our Introduction to Aeronautical Engineering Course, this program offers in-depth engineering and aerospace knowledge while developing key college and career skills in an engaging laboratory environment.

Cost & Pre-Requisites
  • $200; Students must have taken Introduction to Engineering & Aviation

Enroll Today!
Reach Out When You Need Us the Most
If you experience a loss or serious illness in your family, please let us know. As an academic community of faith we can pray for each other. We are also blessed with a Chaplain willing and able to assist families and students in time of need. Please direct all such concerns to Fr Silva at .

New! Feel free to visit our site: to submit a prayer request to St Joseph High School.
Events & Registrations

Second Quarter Ends
  • January 7, 2019
Mid-Term Exams
  • January 8 - January 11, 2019
Accepted Students Night (Class of 2023)
  • January 9, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Junior Parent Guidance Breakfast
  • January 15, 7:00am
Scholarship Reception (Class of 2023)
  • January 16, 6:30pm-8:00pm
March for Life (Washington, D.C.)
Martin Luther King, Jr Day (No Classes)
  • January 21
Catholic Schools Week
  • January 27 - February 2
School Liturgy
  • January 30
Academic Discipline Honor Society Inductions
  • January 31, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
In Next Week's Issue:
Accepted Students Night
Winter Sports Recap
Online Transcript Requests
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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