St Joseph High School - A Catholic College Prep School
Spirit Week, Homecoming, Reunions...
October 15-21 is Packed With Fun!
Monday, Oct 15:
School Mass & Legacy Breakfast

Tuesday, Oct 16:
(Baked goods can be dropped at the Main Office by start of school)
Wednesday, Oct 17:
Red, White, and Blue Day

Thursday, Oct 18:
Color Wars!
Freshmen: Green; Sophomores: Red;
Juniors: Blue; Seniors: White

Friday, Oct 19:
Mass & Homecoming Day (Pink shirt and uniform bottom - $2)
Friday, October 19

For Students: 
All Cadets will attend the Homecoming Assembly.
Senior students will have a special Mass and Senior Luncheon. 
For Parents: 
Parents of current seniors are welcome to join us for the Homecoming Assembly (begins at 12:30pm). Seniors will process into the gym and we will announce the members of our homecoming court!

We hope everyone enjoys this celebration of great history, pride, and family that is St Joes! 
Saturday, October 20

Join us at 1pm for the Varsity Football Game vs Stamford (featuring our half-time homecoming parade!) 
For Alumni: 
The Alumni Tent will be
the place to be! Stop in to say hello, update your information, or meet up with your classmates!

Happy 50th Reunion to the Class of 1968!
We cannot wait to see you
at the Homecoming Game, Reunion Mass & Reception. If you have any questions about the activities, visit
The "Faces of St Joes" Live Stream is Back!
Join Us as we Stream Walkathon!
Set your alarm, mark your calendar or stick a post-it on your phone -- just be sure to join us tomorrow, October 16 around 8:20am on facebook live for our Faces of St Joes series! We'll be streaming the start of Walk-a-thon!

Walk-a-thon is St Joe's largest student-led fundraiser and some of our students have already reached their goal of raising $100! You can donate to your student online at . It's going to be a great day of activities, music, food, and fun!
Announcing our 2019 Maroon & Gold Gala Honorees!
On November 17, St Joes will host the annual Maroon & Gold Gala at The Waterview in Monroe, CT. During the event, St Joseph High School will recognize the contributions of

  • Brian and Brenda Bellows P ’07, ’11, for Dedication as well as

  • Father John Baran '76, for Spiritual Leadership.

During the event, the school will announce an endowed scholarship in memory of Father Baran ’76. Read more about our honorees on the news page of our website .

Want to join in the celebration? Tickets are on sale now at . Don’t miss out on one of the largest St Joes parties, including a live and silent auction, cocktails, dinner, and a live band from NYC! All proceeds benefit SJHS Scholarships.
VOTE EVERY DAY! Junior Cadet, Cayden Porter, Nominated for 2018 Heart of a Giant Award!
We are thrilled to share that Cayden Porter '20 , has been selected as a nominee for the 2018 Heart of a Giant Award, which recognizes Tri-State area high school football players who demonstrate an unparalleled work ethic and passion for the game. 

Cayden is now in the race to be one of the six finalists who will receive $1,500 worth for their high school football program. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 worth of equipment as well as on-field recognition during a New York Giant’s home game in December.

In order to be selected as a finalist, Cayden will need to earn the most votes - this is where we need your help! You can vote once a day until November 4 th  and can be cast at .
St Joes Open House Welcomes Nearly 1,000 Guests!
We would like to thank everyone who came out to our Open House on Sunday! The hallways were packed with prospective students and families who learned more about our academic curriculum, clubs and activities as well as our athletics program and new facilities!

A huge thanks to all of St Joseph High School's faculty and staff for coming together and making the Open House a complete success! We couldn't have done it without you!

If you know someone who missed the Open House but is interested in learning more about St Joes, there are multiple ways you can share with them:

Cadet Spotlight: Mallory Doyle '22
Last year, SJ Cadet Mallory Doyle '22 entered a contest about the town of Shelton and how much she enjoys living there. Out of 124 entries, Mallory's essay was chosen as a winner!  
On October 30, Mallory and all other Connecticut city/town contest winners will be honored at a dinner at the FoxTower. 
Shelton’s Mayor will accompany Mallory on stage to accept her award! Congratulations, Cadet!
NEW: Stream St Joseph High School Games on the NFHS Network!
St Joes is proud to announce that we have partnered with the NFHS Network and plan to broadcast some of our athletic events LIVE online. If you or family members can’t make it to the game, the live action can be watched on your phone, tablet, computer, or smart TV.

As part of the partnership, the NFHS Network will return a part of each subscription sold back to St Joes! Joining the NFHS Network is easy - just follow these simple steps!

  1. Go to
  2. Enter St Joseph High School in the search box
  3. Click “Follow” so you can stay up to date on all upcoming SJ broadcasted events.
  4. Click “Subscribe” for all subscription options for our school

Thank you for you continued support of SJ Athletics.
St Joes Announces Our 2019 Immersion Trips!
We are proud to announce that SJ will be traveling to the following sites at part of our Francis Xavier International Scholars Program in 2019. Learn more about each trip at .

  • China: February 15-23, 2019
  • New Orleans: April 13-18, 2019
  • Puerto Rico: June 23-29, 2019
  • Montana: July 6-14, 2019
  • Maine: August 2019 (TBA)

In order to reserve your seat on one of the trips listed below, please bring a check for $100 along with a completed trip form ( click here ) to the main office. Space is limited and reservations are first-come, first-served. Additional details and dates for parent-student meetings will be announced soon. 
The Proof is in the People: Faculty/Staff Spotlights!
Marcia Arneson, Math Teacher
Marcia Arneson - aka Mrs A - is a new face at St Joes! She has taught middle school and high school math since 1997. During a period of time when she stayed home with her children, Mrs A tutored Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry and Calculus.

Mrs A was born, raised, and currently lives in Cheshire. She is the youngest of five children and has three children: Grace, 19, Keith, 17, and Katherine, 14. She also has a dog named Leia and two frogs in her classroom named Luke and Laura.

Words she says when things don’t go quite right – “If that’s the worst thing that happens all day, then I’m having a pretty good day.” Welcome to St Joes, Mrs A!
Sasha Russell '01, Assistant Director of Advancement
Social Media & Database Management
Mrs Russell, a proud SJ alumna, began working at St Joes in 2015 as an Information Systems Coordinator before becoming an Assistant Director of Advancement in 2017.

Prior to SJ, Mrs Russell lived in Boston for ten years, where she earned her MA in Applied Sociology from UMass Boston. After grad school, she worked in survey research before teaching Sociology at a local community college. From there, Mrs Russell became the Communications & Development Specialist at the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling - where she first dipped her toes in fundraising and communications. Mrs Russell remained there before moving back to CT with her family in early 2015.

She currently lives in Naugatuck with her husband and two kids and is thrilled to be working at her alma mater.
Hot Off The Presses - Have You Viewed Our 2018 Advertorial or Annual Report Yet?
In Fall 2018, SJHS released a second advertorial! The insert was placed in more than 574,000 homes throughout Fairfield and New Haven Counties! Enjoy this follow-up to the Fall 2017 advertorial!

This Fall, SJ's advertorial was mailed to all alumni and took the place of their usual Communiqué.The Communiqué is St Joe's bi-annual publication for Alumni, Parents & Friends.

But we've also created a digital version of our alumni news and annual report! Click here to read more!
Two Great Clothing Drive Fundraisers!
Donate Gently-Used Clothing to Benefit SJ's Varsity Cheerleaders!
Donate Halloween Costumes to Benefit Bridgeport Rescue Mission!
It's the perfect time for fall cleaning! Gather those gently used clothes, shoes, linens, and handbags and donate them to the Cheer Team's clothing drive! The more pounds of clothing collected, the more funds the team receives!

Clothing can be donated during the homecoming game on Saturday,
October 20 , from 10am - 2:30pm.

Thank you for your support!
The National Honor Society is collecting new or gently-used Halloween costumes or accessories for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission! 

Feel free to donate costumes of all sizes, clothing that can be used as a costume
(like dance or sports uniforms), or any costume accessories.

Items should be brought to the lobby of St Joseph High School before October 24 . Thank you for your support! 
Librarian Recommended: Book of the Week!
In this sequel to the bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven , Albom reunites the two main characters from the first novel, Eddie and Annie, with a focus on Annie’s struggles to start a new life after the accident that began Eddie’s journey to heaven.

Annie eventually experiences her own encounter with five special people as she learns her lessons about the meaning and value of both life and death. 

Albom wraps up this heartfelt fable with a totally unexpected twist.
Tuition Raffle & Yearbook Ads On Sale!
Tickets for St Joseph High School's annual Tuition Raffle are now on sale!

Tickets are available in the Advancement Office and at all fall events! Tickets are $100 each and the $15,000 prize can be used toward tuition for any accredited K-12 School, college or university or to pay off student loans. Only 500 tickets will be sold!
Contact for more information.
St Joes' yearbook is an award winning publication that is staffed primarily by SJ students. P arents: this is the perfect time for you to purchase an Ad for your Grad!

To place an Ad,  click here.  Or call 1-800-358-0800 (for questions or assistance).

To order a yearbook,  click here . Or call 1-877-767-5217 to order by phone. Seniors do not have to purchase a yearbook.
Events & Registrations

School Mass & Legacy Breakfast
  • October 15, 8:45am
Financial Aid Night
  • October 15, 6:30pm
Spirit Week
National Honor Society Inductions
  • October 17
Senior Mass & Homecoming Assembly
  • October 19, 12:30pm
Entrance Exam Prep Course
Entrance Exam Prep Course
Homecoming Game vs Stamford
  • October 20, 1:00pm
Homecoming Dance
  • October 20, 7:30pm-10:30pm
Former  s tudent,   Ryan Boyle , was announced the 2018 Chelsea Cohen Courage Award Recipient by the Fairfield County Sports Commission! Read more about his win in the CT Post .
  In Next Week's Issue:
Career Readiness Day
Spirit Week Recap
and more!
Thank You To Our Fall Community Partners

Interested in becoming a Community Partner?
Contact Michele Krasznai at
Asbestos Management. The Diocese of Bridgeport, in accordance with state and federal regulations, has had asbestos inspections performed and management plans developed for St Joseph High School. We are in full compliance with all standards and regulations. These plans are on file in the main office and available for review.
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