St Joseph High School - A Catholic College Prep School
Join Us Tomorrow on Facebook Live!
Set your alarm, mark your calendar or stick a post-it on your phone -- be sure to join us tomorrow, September 18 at 12PM on facebook live as Dr Fitzgerald kicks off our Faces of St Joes series!

So grab your lunch, find a quiet place to listen in, and learn all about the exciting programs happening right now at St Joes!
Upcoming Student Activities and Events!
For Freshmen
For Upperclassmen
For Everyone
On September 28, freshman students will gather together for a meal and fellowship, followed by a presentation of senior Peer Ministers. Small, student-led groups will facilitate discussion and encourage new students to get to know one another.

Click the link above for a letter from Mr Smith, Director of Campus Ministry.
All high school students
are invited to join St Joes
for our annual College Fair.

Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities (including military academies) will be in attendance.

Juniors and Seniors are required to attend. Contact your Guidance Counselor with any questions.
We are proud to announce that this year's fall play will be The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time!

Auditions will be held tomorrow, September 18, for those interested.

Sign up for audition times on the auditorium doors
and come prepared to
recite a monologue.

Break a leg!
Let's Paint the Town Maroon & Gold!
Grab a Lawn Sign from our Admissions Team
Our open house is less than a month away and we're counting on each member of the SJ community to spread the word!

The Admissions Team is asking for your help by displaying an Open House Lawn sign!

Feel free to pick up a lawn sign to display in front of your home, middle school, or business, or town communal areas.

And 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 .
Vines & Steins is Next Week: Register Today!
Vines & Steins is a wonderful event that kicks off the new year and gives our parents, alumni, and friends a chance to reconnect. 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!
The Proof is in the People: Faculty Spotlights!
Science Teacher, Athletic Trainer

Dan McDonagh has been with St Joseph High School since 2004. He currently teaches Biology, Honors Chemistry, and Sports Medicine. Mr McDonagh earned an MS in Athletic Training from Ohio University and a BS in Sports Medicine from Castleton State College.

In addition to teaching, Mr McDonagh serves as an SJ Athletic Trainer and a Health and Wellness Mentor. Mr McDonagh can often be seen assisting students in the trainer’s office while simultaneously hosting a study session. Last year, he earned The President's Award from the CT Athletic Trainers Association for springing into action when a game spectator began displaying symptoms of a heart attack to provide immediate life-saving action. We are grateful for Mr McDonagh’s support of all students in the classroom and on the fields! 
Theology Teacher

David McMahon has enjoyed fulfilling careers in both healthcare and Catholic education and has now brought his expertise to SJ! Mr McMahon has moved to the Stratford area in order to be closer to his family. His nephew, Griffin, is a freshman at St Joes this year.

Mr McMahon has earned a BA in Religious Studies from Iona College, an STB in Systematic Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and has completed coursework in the Systematic Theology Doctoral Program at Boston College. Mr McMahon has worked in Catholic schools in Harlem and the Bronx and served as Principal at Tampa Catholic High School. For the past ten years, Mr McMahon has served as an administrator at Brigham Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Welcome, Mr McMahon!
FAFSA Introduces a New Mobile App!
Over the summer, the Department of Education unveiled two new ways to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form: a mobile-friendly version of the website and a mobile app.

The myStudentAid mobile app can be used to complete the FAFSA form. The FAFSA form is vital for students and parents to be considered for college financial aid, including federal loans, grants and work study.

Save the Date: St Joe's Financial Aid Night will be on October 15 at 6:30PM.
Help Our Community Grow Into Great!
Walk-a-thon, October 16
Phone-a-thon, October 2-3
SJ's Walk-a-thon is the largest student-led fundraiser of the year and the committee is already hard at work. Each student is asked to raise at least $100.

More information will be communicated soon, but if you have any questions regarding the event, please feel free to email Mr Pappa . We hope you will help support our school and community.
The Office of Advancement & Alumni Affairs is looking for Phone-a-thon volunteers to help make calls to our alumni and parents. Dinner and snacks will provided. Help us reach our goals and you can win a gift card!
Note: You will earn service hours for your participation; we are limited to 28 students per night. Click here to sign up!
Campus Ministry Corner: Service Opportunities!

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

A Slight Change to St Joe's Weighted Grades
Because we are a college preparatory school and because we want to ensure that each student is presented in the most favorable light possible to colleges, we are making a slight change with regard to weighting of grades.

Get On Board Early:
Tuition Raffle & Yearbook Ads
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. The prize is $15,000 (to be used toward tuition or student loans) and 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.
Librarian Recommended: Book of the Week!
That's Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger
Three years ago, the students of Virgil County High School experienced the unthinkable: a mass school shooting. Now, the survivors are writing letters about their experiences that day, how it affected them afterwards, and their relationships to the victims. One of the victims, Sarah McHale, is known around the world as the Girl with the Cross Necklace, who died defending her faith. As her family prepares to write a book about her and her last proclamation, Lee-the protagonist and Sarah's best friend-feels that she needs to speak up and reveal the truth about Sarah. In a time where mass shootings have been all too common, this story gives a voice to the victims and survivors and explores how the truth can be different for people who suffered the same tragedy.
Events & Registrations

Freshmen Parents: Internet & Drug Presentation (Mandatory)
  • 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+)
Freshmen Evening Retreat
  • September 28, 6:30pm-8:30pm
  In Next Week's Issue:
School Mass & Legacy Breakfast
Financial Aid Night
Maroon & Gold Gala - Save the Date!
 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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