St Joseph High School - A Catholic College Prep School
Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul…, says Ishmael, reflecting on the open sea (Moby Dick).  
November could easily be the cruelest month…were it not for the fourth Thursday, and All Saints Day, and there's All Souls Day, and Veteran’s Day. No, November may never be the cheeriest of months, but there is comfort in remembering. On the 19 th , we will have a Mass of Remembrance, when we give thanks for the saints who have gone before us, for all our friends and family members who have passed, those who have served. We’ll remember especially Mr Ken Mayo, who served St Joes for 38 years, and all his colleagues who have come and gone. We will remember parents and grandparents, and alumni, who each worked in weaving this community of believers that we call St Joes. And when we have recalled all those who have made us who we are, we will arrive at Thanksgiving, truly grateful and truly cheerful. For the great God who giveth and taketh according to His will has blessed this house. We remember and give thanks. 

~ Dr Fitzgerald, Head of School
St Joe's Maroon & Gold Gala a Great Success!
St Joseph High School's  Maroon & Gold Gala  was held on Saturday, November 18 at The Waterview and what a night it was! As a community we raised much needed dollars for SJ Scholarships. The generosity of those in attendance and those that bid from home, completely blew us away! The night would not have been as exciting without our incredible auctioneer, Steve D'Agostino 81 P 13, 17!

There are many people to thank that made this event possible. First we are so appreciative of our major sponsors: Maplewood Senior Living – Greg D Smith P ’21, Lorraine & Chris Wilson P 08, 10, 14 and Mustard Seed Foundation.  Click here for a complete list of sponsors and donors . We would also truly like to thank our volunteers - especially Honorary Chairs Brenda & Brian Bellows, P ’07, ’11 as well as our Auction Chair Genevieve Salvatore P ’21, Tuition Raffle co-chairs Kristy Novitsky P  20 and Jennifer Simms P 19, 21 and everyone else who helped on the committees. This night could not have been as successful without the many hours you spent preparing! For a full list of committee members,  click here

Congratulations to the winner of the $15,000 Tuition Raffle, Melissa Santucci! 

Once again, thank you to everyone who came the Gala and those who supported from afar. St Joes students are so blessed to have a community that cares so much about them and their education. Your continued support and generosity makes all the difference for students who want to attend our school but need the financial assistance to get here. God Bless you all and we look forward to seeing you all at Gala next year!
View photos from the Maroon and Gold Gala here! And if you posted any of your own on social media, be sure to tag St Joes (@sjcadets)! 
Giving Back on Giving Tuesday!
Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday!
Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that is transforming how people participate in the holiday giving season. We are so excited to participate on Giving Tuesday. If you'd like to contribute, simply visit  on or before Tuesday, Nov 27 . Every donation counts!
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Upcoming Events & Activities!
Join us for our Thanksgiving Football game vs Trumbull!

Kick-Off is at 10:30am at Trumbull High. Pre-sale tickets are available on Monday and Tuesday in the athletics office. Tickets are $8; children under 6 are free. Note : no outside beverages will be allowed inside the stadium. Let's Go, St Joes!
Spread the word!
It's time for our Winter Open House! We can't wait to open our doors and welcome in prospective students and families!

This year's Winter Open House is Wednesday, December 6 at 7:00pm. Register online at .
On Tuesday, November 20, students will have a noon dismissal to allow for
Parent-Teacher Conferences, which will take place from 12:45pm-3:00pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Be sure to visit our Book Store while you're here to pick up your SJ Swag (they make great Christmas gifts!)
Looking Forward to Another Great Season!
Winter Sports Tryout Information
Tryout dates and times for Winter Sports have been posted!  Click here  to see all of the information. Make sure you submit all of the necessary paperwork prior to tryouts. You can access the forms online  here

Remember that all dates and times are subject to change, please check with individual team coaches for any updates. 
The Proof is in the People - Staff Spotlight!
Stacey Nasser, Associate Athletic Director

Stacey Nasser joined St Joseph High School in July 2016 as the Associate Athletic Director. Her position entails all of the athletic office manager functions as well as focus on game operations/management, athletic social media and communications, athletic website design and applications, and a major role in athletic events, such as the golf tournament and Hall of Fame.

Ms Nasser served eight years as a graduate extern and Director of Basketball Operations for Temple University Women's basketball team. Prior to Temple, she served as the UCONN Women's basketball team head manager and worked with all sports at UCONN on game day operations.
Ms Nasser received her BS in Kinesiology, Coaching and Administration from UCONN and her MS from Temple University in Sport Administration.
Submit Your Hall of Fame Nominations!
Cadets, Join Campus Ministry's Group: SJ CARES!
The deadline is December 8!

Submit your nominations for SJ's Athletic Hall of Fame! Nominations can be submitted online or printed and mailed to St Joseph High School's Athletic Office.

Submit online at: .
SJ CARES (Cadets Actively Reaching Every Student) is a group open to all students who want to generate ideas
for new service projects and become
more actively involved in Campus
Ministry at St Joes!
All are welcome! See Mr Smith for more information or email .
Student Spotlights! Lectures, Achievements, and Conferences.
Students Attend Lecture at Fairfield University
Cadet Musicians Seek
to Impress
Cadet Athletes Attend Sports Conference
Art Show Featuring SJ Art Teacher, Ms Cindy Richter!
We hope you will join us in celebrating SJ Art Teacher, Ms Richter, as she displays her art on December 7!

The Art Show will take place in the Monroe Library's Community Room and Ms Richter plans to display her realistic work alongside her acrylic pours. Refreshments will be offered. The exhibit will be up for the month of December so stop in any time.
Librarian Recommended: Book of the Week!
Something goes wrong with the plane taking Elyse Schmidt and her fellow high school band members home from their trip to Paris. Knowing a crash is imminent, Elyse prays that at least she and her crush, Josh Harris, be saved. The two are the only survivors, and the second part of the novel finds Elyse living an idyllic life with Josh as her boyfriend. To escape the post-crash limelight, the teens and their families move to Wyoming, where Elyse has always felt she belonged, and where she inhabits a dream house and even has a pet horse. But something about Elyse's new, near-perfect existence rankles. Short-term memory lapses prevent her from remembering what happened days or weeks earlier and she doesn't understand why she hasn't grieved over the loss of her best friend, Kath, who died in the crash, or why all the people she's recently met seem vaguely familiar. As the days go on, memories of life before the crash flood her mind, merging with the present until the shocking reveal at the end.
Events & Registrations

Date Change: The Winter Sports Meeting will take place on December 6 at 6:00pm.

Benefactor School Mass of Thanksgiving
  • November 19, 8:45am
Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • November 20, 12:45pm-3:00pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm
Thanksgiving Recess
  • November 21-23, 6:30pm
Thanksgiving Varsity Football Game!
  • November 22, 10:30am
  • At Trumbull High School
Giving Tuesday!
Parent-Student Meeting: Kairos Retreat
  • November 27, 7pm, Chapel
  • Questions? Contact Mr Smith
Kairos Retreat
  • November 30 - December 2
SAT (National Test Date)
  • December 1
First Sunday of Advent
  • December 2
  In Next Week's Issue:
Advent Tree Lighting
Follow Us During Giving Week!
Important December Dates to Remember
and more!
Thank You To Our Fall 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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