St Joseph High School - A Catholic College Prep School
November is Nearly Here and It's All About
Our Juniors!
7:00pm - 8:10pm
St Lawrence Parish
505 Shelton Ave, Shelton

Junior Ring Mass is one of the most meaningful evenings of the year! The junior class and their families will unite to celebrate the blessing of their school rings. For more information contact Dr Marino at .
7:00pm - 10:30pm
Vazzano's Four Seasons 337 Kenyon St, Stratford

To celebrate receiving their rings, Juniors will have their own class dance on Nov 10.

Please refer to the Parent-Student Handbook for more information on school dance procedures and conduct.
Representatives from Jesuit Colleges and Universities will be visiting to speak with our students. Parents are also welcome to attend.

Any questions? Be sure to reach out to Lynn Mallon in the Guidance Office.
Career Day Is a Resounding Success:
35 Speakers, More Than 100 Sessions!
On Friday, October 26, St Joes held its second annual Career Readiness Day, offered to all Junior and Senior students. The goal of the day was to encourage Cadets to explore their career interests by meeting professionals in the fields they intend to pursue.

Guest speakers represented a multitude of public and private industries. The spent time answering questions, offering advice, and sharing networking tips to students in four breakout sessions. The day ended with a networking lunch. St Joes faculty and staff are grateful to each of our presenters for sharing their knowledge and expertise with our upperclassmen.

A full list of speakers can be viewed on the SJHS website:
Photos can be viewed on the SJHS Smug Mug page:
Incredible Events at St Joes! Purchase Your Tickets Now to SJ's Fall Play and Maroon & Gold Gala!
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time!
Maroon & Gold Gala
at The Waterview!
St Joseph High School invites you to join us for a production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time written by Simon Stephens.

Tickets are on sale now for November 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30pm. Click here to purchase tickets online!

Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
The Maroon & Gold Gala is a scholarship event that casts a spotlight on the school’s strong commitment to community service and leadership.

Don’t miss out on one of our largest St Joe’s Parties, including:
* Live 11 piece band from NYC…
* Live & Silent Auction….
* Cocktails…
* Dinner and Dancing!

The event is open to the public and all proceeds benefit St Joseph High School’s Scholarship Fund.

Halloween is on Wednesday!
Planning to Dress Up? Please Take Note:
On Halloween, SJ Cadets will be allowed to dress in costume! But first, the rules...

  • No props or inappropriate slogans
  • No costumes that could be offensive or perpetuate a stereotype of someone’s culture, gender, heritage, or religion
  • No full face masks or paint; students must be identifiable
  • No costumes that are provocative or revealing
  • No costumes that depict violence, alcohol, or drugs.

All costumes are subject to the judgement of the teachers and staff at St Joseph High School.
Girls Soccer & Volleyball Advance to Semi-Finals!
On Thursday, October 25, Girls Varsity Soccer defeated Brien McMahon High School (2-0) in the quarterfinals of the FCIAC!

Today, October 29, St Joes will face off against Ridgfield at 5pm at Wilton High School. Let's Go, St Joes!
On Saturday, October 27, Girls Volleyball defeated Staples (3-2).

Tomorrow, October 30, St Joes (seeded third for the FCIAC playoffs) will host Ludlowe (seeded sixth) at 4pm at St Joseph High School. Let's Go, St Joes!
Walk-a-Thon 2018: Can You Meet the Challenge?
During the Walk-a-thon, Mr Pappa and Dr Keane offered the school a new challenge: if students raise over $50,000, they'll have the Monday after Thanksgiving off from school!

We hope you'll do your part and continue to support at . Each student who raises over $100 will receive a pair of SJ Slides and for every $50 a student raises they’ll receive one entry in our prize raffle. Thank you for your continued support!
News from Our Athletic Office!
Submit Your Nominations for SJ's Hall of Fame!

SJ's Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is now accepting nominations for 2019 Inductees!

Nominations can be submitted online or printed and mailed to St Joseph High School's Athletic Office.

Both the online form and printable form can be found at . Submission deadline is December 7.
Register for Fitness Bootcamp!

Beginning this Saturday at 8:30am, we are thrilled to offer a Fitness Bootcamp Class for our SJ Parents and Alumni!

To register, visit !

Fitness Bootcamp is a 55-minute full body workout that incorporates strength training with mixed cardio drills. Expect something different and exciting each week! Contact Alisha Thresher , with any questions. 
The Proof is in the People: Faculty/Staff Spotlights!
Elvira Cadrin, Media Center Assistant

Born in Stuttgart, Germany, she and her family came to the United States when she was 3 years old and settled in Bridgeport. At the age of 16, she met her husband and they've now been married for 46 years!

Mrs Cadrin has been a member of the St Joes community since 1996! She chose to send her three children to St Joes. When asked why she has remained with St Joes for twenty-two years, she writes, "I love working with students who are always courteous and respectful. The faculty and staff are terrific people who I enjoy working with. We truly are a family here at St Joes."
Ms Richter Demonstrates Acrylic Pouring to
Local Art Teachers
On Wednesday, October 24, Ms Richter demonstrated the art of acrylic pouring to ten local teachers from the Southwestern Region of the Connecticut Art Education Association. Each participant currently teaches art in either elementary, middle, or high school, and came to us from Trumbull, Shelton, Ansonia, and Stratford. The teachers had a great time and couldn't wait to teach their own students how to create their own acrylic pours!
National Honor Society Selling Pins for Service Dogs!
In honor of Veteran's Day, the National Honor Society will be selling pins before and after school all next week.

Proceeds from the sale of the pins ($2 for one, or $3 for two) will directly benefit the organization, Freedom Guide Dogs .

Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. is a non-profit which breeds, raises, trains, and places guide dogs with the blind and visually impaired.
Registration Now Open: Fall SAT Prep Course!
Register today for the Fall SAT Prep Course! 

Classes begin on November 12, 2018. This year, we will be offering an accelerated version of the Prep Course, with classes meeting twice a week.

Detailed information, including Online Registration, can be found at

Space is limited so please register today! Please feel free to contact Mr Dempsey with any questions at .
Librarian Recommended: Book of the Week!
The five Dunbar brothers are by themselves after the death of their mother and abandonment by their father. Matthew, the eldest, puts their story to paper using an old typewriter. Slipping back and forth in time, the book maps a complex history: grown and married with two children, Matthew recounts their mother's immigration to the United States at age 18, their father's upbringing and first marriage, and young life in the chaotic, loving Dunbar household of five boys-then devastation after their father disappears.
Events & Registrations

  • October 31
All Saints Day Mass
  • November 1
First Quarter Ends
  • November 1
All Souls Day
  • November 2
SAT National Testing Day
  • November 3
Election Day
  • November 6
  • No Classes
  • Faculty & Staff Retreat
Jesuit College Fair
  • November 7, 8:15am
Junior Ring Mass
  • November 8, 7pm
  • St Augustine Cathedral, Bridgeport, CT
Veterans Day Assembly
  • November 9
Entrance Exam
Junior Ring Dance
  • November 10, 7pm-10:30pm
  • Vazzano's Four Seasons, Stratford

Calendar Change:
Please note that the Kairos Retreat (previously scheduled for November 2-4, will now be held from November 30-December 2.
Cayden Porter '20 is Up for the 2018 Heart of a Giant Award!
Click the image below to view photos of our students at their homecoming dance!
  In Next Week's Issue:
Veteran's Day
Giving Tuesday
Walk-a-Thon Update
and more!
Thank You To Our Fall Community Partners

Interested in becoming a Community Partner?
Contact Michele Krasznai at
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