St Joseph High School - A Catholic College Prep School
Remembering 9-11
Tomorrow marks the 17th Anniversary of September 11th - a day that will forever be etched into our hearts and minds. Pope Francis shared words of peace during his visit to the World Trade Center Memorial:

In remembrance, we pray for... "Peace in all those places where war never seems to end. Peace for those faces which have known nothing but pain. Peace throughout this world which God has given us as the home of all and a home for all. Simply peace."
Freshmen - Unique Opportunities & Events!
Freshman Guides allow middle school students to shadow them for one full day at SJHS as they explore their high school options.

Freshman Guides earn service hours each semester!

Click the link above to download the application and return to Ms Oberle by Sept 13!
Student Council is an organization of students who promote school morale, spirit, and cooperation.

Prospective Council candidates need not have prior experience but should demonstrate a willingness to work hard.
Click the link above to
learn more!
SJ's Aeronautical Engineering Course encourages students to build confidence while building drones!

Interested students must apply by Sept 11. Click the link above to learn more!

Any questions: contact Mr Dempsey at mdempsey@sjcadets.org .
SJ Varsity Football Defeats New Canaan in a
28-0 Shutout Game!
SJ Cadets reigned supreme against New Canaan in football's opening game on Saturday! Thank you to all those who came out to support our athletes!

Last year, the Cadets took down New Canaan in a stunning game - a feat that had not been accomplished since 2012.

“It doesn’t get any better than that,” said SJ head coach, Joe Della Vecchia on Saturday, “you play the number-one team again, a great program and rich tradition that they have, and we played lights out.”

Read more about the game on the CT Post or Trumbull Times !
 (Photo credit: Krista Benson, CTPost)
We're Searching for the Class of 2023!
It's that time of year again! We're counting on every member of the SJ community to come together and spread the "good word" about our fall Open House, the largest admissions event of the school year for prospective students.

This year's Open House is Sunday, October 14 and the Admissions Team is asking for your help by displaying an Open House Lawn Sign!

Please make sure to pick up a lawn sign at the SJHS admissions office (in the main corridor) to display on the front lawn/sidewalk of your house, middle school, or business (especially if located on a high traffic road). Please decorate your town green or communal areas with our signs as well!

Lastly, if you know a prospective parent and/or student interested in St Joes, send them our way! Have them contact our admissions office by calling 203-378-9378 ext 308 or emailing  aoberle@sjcadets.org .
The Proof is in the People: Faculty Spotlights!
LORI CONETTA
English Teacher
MATTHEW KAVULICH
Fine Arts Teacher
Lori Connetta most recently received a Masters degree from St Joseph University in Curriculum Development & Instruction. In addition, has taught English at all high school grade levels.

Ms Conetta enjoyed a distinguished career at Holy Cross High School in Waterbury where she served as Theatre Director and Director of After-School Support and has moderated the Drama Club, Model UN, and Student Government.

Welcome, Ms Conetta!
Matthew Kavulich holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and is currently persuing a Masters of Music in Music Education from The Hartt School, University of Hartford.
 
This is Mr Kavulich’s fifth year at St Joes and is very involved in the school community. He is a freshman class moderator, volleyball coach, bowling coach, and runs multiple music clubs. He encourages all new students to see him if they have any questions about upcoming events or day-to-day life at SJ. ​
Growing Faith and Embracing Values
New Students Bible Mass - A Great Tradition!

On Sunday, September 9, new freshmen, transfer, and international students joined together with their families to celebrate and officially join the St Joes community at the New Student Bible Mass.

During the event, each new student was called by name and had a bible presented to them. Click here to view photos from the event on our SmugMug page .
Campus Ministry Corner: Service Opportunities!

  • St James Touch-A-Truck Event: Sept 22
  • St Lawrence Church Parish Picnic: Sept 30

Looking Ahead - Exciting Initiatives, Events, and Opportunities Coming Soon at St Joes!
Join Us on Facebook Live for a State of the School Address!
Cadets: Sign Up for
Driver Education!
SJ College Fair
September 25, 2018
Mark your calendars for September 18 at 12PM and join us on facebook as Dr Fitzgerald speaks to us Live!

Grab your lunch, find a quiet place to listen in, and learn all about the exciting initiatives to come this year at St Joes!
Driver Education will begin on 9/18 at 6pm with a parent-student info session.

Regular classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30pm-4:30pm. Accommodations may be made for students involved in extracurricular activities.

All students are invited to join St Joes for our annual College Fair -- with representatives from 100+ colleges and universities.

Juniors and Seniors are required to attend.

Contact your Guidance Counselor with any questions.
Register Today! We Hope You'll Join Us for
Vines & Steins!
Vines & Steins is St Joseph High School's annual wine and beer tasting social.

It's a wonderful event that kicks off the new year and gives all of our parents, alumni, and friends a chance to reconnect and make new friends. Each attendee (must be 21 and over) will receive a St Joes wine glass to taste fine wine and beer from guest vendors Glenro Spirit Shoppe and craft beer from BADSONS Beer Company. Hors d'oeuvres will be served by Cinch and beautiful baskets will be raffled off.

We hope you'll join us! Click here to register!
Check Your Mailboxes: Our Fall Appeal will be Arriving Soon!
In the next week or so, you will receive our Fall Appeal and we truly hope we can count on your support to the St Joseph Fund.

The St Joseph Fund is a yearly campaign to raise donations that provide financial assistance, advance our curriculum, and promote special programs, technology, arts
and athletics.

Your gift is fully tax deductible. This fund enhances all that we do to provide for our Cadets. We ask you to support the St Joseph Fund at the level that is appropriate for your
budget and shows your pride in being part of the community. To give online, visit www.sjcadets.org/sjfund.
Get Those Sneakers Ready:
Walk-A-Thon is October 16!
The 2018 Walk-a-thon is fast approaching!

SJ's Walk-a-thon is the largest student-led fundraiser of the year and the committee is already hard at work. As usual, the day will be filled with games, walking, custom t-shirts, and Rita's Ice.

Each student is asked to raise at least $100 and the more money they raise, the more access they have to prizes! 

Past Walk-a-thons have supported air-conditioning in the Cold & Hot Food Cafeterias (much appreciated last week!), the completion of the SJ Broadcasting Room, the remodeling of the Commons, the construction of the new Health and Wellness Center, and more. ​You can also support the event by donating gift cards for prizes, finding corporate sponsors, volunteering during the event, or offering monetary gifts. 

We hope you will help support our school and community. More information to come but if you have any questions regarding the event, please feel free to email Mr Pappa –  mpappa@sjcadets.org .

Want to add your business' name or logo to our Walk-a-thon
t-shirts? Contact Michele Krasznai to find out how!
Events & Registrations

Senior Parent Guidance Breakfast
  • September 12, 7:00am
Back to School Night
  • September 13, 6:30pm-8:40pm
Freshmen Parents: Internet & Drug Presentation
  • September 18, 6:30pm
Freshmen Parents: Freshmen Trip Meeting
  • September 18, 7:45pm
Delayed Opening
  • September 20
  • Students arrive at 9:30am
Admissions Information Session
College Fair
  • September 25, 7:00pm
Vines & Steins (21+)
  In Next Week's Issue:
Admissions Info Session
Freshman Trip Meeting
Phone-a-thon
 and more!
St Joseph High School | P: 203-378-9378 | F: 203-378-7306 | communications@sjcadets.org 
Follow Us on Social Media @SJCadets!