St Joseph High School - A Catholic College Preparatory School
St Joes Hosts Dr Laura Trombley, President of the University of Bridgeport
On Friday, March 1, sophomore students attended a lecture on Mark Twain given by Dr Laura Trombley, the president of The University of Bridgeport. 

In October 2018, Dr Trombley first visited St Joes to share her new vision for the University and a wealth of new programs.

SJ students were fascinated by Dr Trombley's remarks and asked insightful and engaging questions. We hope this will become a new St Joes tradition!
A Lifetime of Memories: Cadets Return from China!
From February 15-23, 27 students and staff members traveled to China as part of the Francis Xavier Immersion Program. While there, they:
  • Visited Beijing to see The Great Wall and Forbidden City.
  • Took a high-speed train from Xi’an to Wuxi to witness the incredible 8000 terra-cotta soldiers. While there, they also visited a Buddhist garden and observed a prayer service.
  • Toured Boston International School, where they took a tour of the campus, and engaged in different activities, including learning how to manipulate a 100-foot Chinese dragon!

We are thrilled that they were able to experience such an amazing journey and thank all of the faculty and staff involved in putting the trip together and keeping our Cadets safe on their journey. View additional photos on Smug Mug!
Ladies Luncheon a Great Success!
Yesterday's Ladies Luncheon was the perfect way to kick off March! Held at the Brooklawn Country Club, the day began with shopping, Cadetinis, and many lovely items purchased from our twenty vendors.

After a delicious lunch, guest speaker,  Dr Eleanor Sauers ( pictured ), Parish Life Coordinator at St Anthony of Padua of Fairfield  shared with all those present the ways in which she lives the gospel everyday. Many thanks to Eleanor!

Ladies Luncheon is a wonderful annual event that celebrates the women of St Joes and those in our SJ Community. Thanks to the following committee members for planning this event: Shannon Fahey P '20, '22; Colleen Giovannone P '18, '20; Sue Grasso '82, P '13, '14, '16, '19; Kristy Novitski P '20; Elaine Robinson '89, P '20, '23; and Stacey Wymbs '89, P '18, '22. Thanks as well t o our many Centerpiece Sponsors, Faculty Sponsors, and Donors . Your continued support means so much to our students.

The Fun Never Ends for Our SJ Cadets!
Cadets: Celebrate Mardi Gras!
Cheer for Dodgeball!
Several SJ Clubs have come together and are planning a Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday, March 5 !

The celebration will be held from 2:15pm-3:15pm in the Cold Food Cafeteria. There will be food, music, and fun!

See Mrs Rivera or Mrs Sullivan for more information! 
St Joe's Dodgeball Extravaganza will be held this Friday, March 8 from 3pm-5pm in the gymnasium.

Teams are made up of 10 people: 4 male & 4 female students, 1 male & 1 female faculty/staff.

We hope you'll join us to cheer on the teams in this great game!
Join Us As We Induct New Members of the World Language Honor Society!
On Thursday, March 7 at 6:00pm, St Joseph High School will induct 60+ new members into the various World Language Honor Societies (Chinese, Spanish, French, and Italian).

We hope you will join us as we congratulate each of our Cadets.
Parents: The Guidance Office Invites You to Join Us for A Special Presentation.
The Courage to Speak Foundation was founded in 1996, and provides several programs that promote drug education and prevention.

On March 12 at 6:00pm, join us for a two-part presentation on Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond . Learn how to:
  • Teach Children Drug Refusal Skills
  • Help Children Cope Effectively with Stress and Emotions
  • Understand Signs of Drug Use
  • and much more (click here to view the flyer)!

For more information, or to register for this program contact Mrs Seperack at 203.378.9378 x457 or .
Parents & Alumni: You Can Still Register for our Fitness Bootcamp Class!
Begun on November 3, 2018, Fitness Bootcamp has been incredibly successful thus far! We hope you'll consider joining us for this great Saturday class -- it is open to all alumni and parents (past and present)!
To register, visit !

About the Class:
Fitness Bootcamp is a 55-minute full body workout that incorporates strength training with mixed cardio drills. Expect something different and exciting each week; develop speed, agility, strength and endurance using a variety of equipment!
Classes take place at SJ’s Health & Wellness Center. They are held every Saturday at 8:30am, but need not be taken in a row. Cost is $85 for 10 classes or $10 per class to drop in. Payment can be made online at , or at the start of each class. All experience levels welcome! 
Help Us Celebrate the Feast of St Joseph on
Tuesday, March 19! 
Food Pack Service Project - Help Feed The Hungry! 

The entire school will participate in our Meal Pack on Feast Day, helping to feed thousands of people. Each meal costs  50 ¢ - so every donation makes an incredible impact!

Please visit  if you would like to help - or monetary donations can be dropped off at the Main Office marked "Feast Day Meal Pack".
Easter Basket Donations Requested!

While our underclassmen make beautiful lilies, our Juniors and Seniors will be creating and filling Easter Baskets to donate to the Missionaries of Charity in Bridgeport. 
We are asking for donations of the following items for our Easter Basket Service Project:
·   Easter Baskets, Cellophane, Small Easter Candy
·   New Small Toys, Books, Crayons, etc...

Our goal is to create 250 Baskets! Donations can be brought to the collection bins in school.
Monetary donations will also be accepted to help us purchase supplies. You may send a check to the Main Office marked "Feast Day Easter Baskets". We thank you for your support. 
Join Us: Hall of Fame is on March 30!

Hall of Fame is a celebration and recognition of those individuals and teams who performed with athletic distinction while at St Joes, or who have been instrumental in the overall development and success of athletics at the school. 
View our 2019 Inductees and purchase your tickets today: !
Librarian Recommended:
A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa B Sheinmel
Events & Registrations

Mardi Gras Celebration
  • March 5, 2:15pm
Ash Wednesday School Liturgy
  • March 6, 8:45am
World Language Honor Society Inductions
  • March 7, 6:00pm
Dodgeball Tournament!
  • March 8, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Sophomore Trip to Washington, DC
  • March 9-11
Pitchers & Catchers Report
  • March 11
Spring Sports Practices Begin
  • March 16
Sophomore Family Mass
  • March 17, 9:30am

On February 26, nearly 40 students attended SJ's second Pizza and Prayer. Jon DiMaria '21 was our featured speaker.
In Next Week's Issue:
Spring Sports Info
Mr Student Body
Serve as a Host Family
 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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