St Joseph High School - A Catholic College Prep School
Senior Cadets: These Reminders Are For You!
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.
The Senior Class trip to Orlando, FL will be held February 20-23, 2019!

The trip costs $1500 and includes: airfare, coach bus, hotel, 6 meals, tours,
events, and ticket fees.

The deadline to reserve a space is October 16. Visit for more information or
contact Mrs Piatak.
St Joe's yearbook is an award winning publication that is staffed primarily by
SJ students. Parents, this is
a great time for you to purchase an ad for
your Grad!

Click here t o place an ad,
or call 1-800-358-0800
for questions or assistance. Note: Seniors do not have
to purchase a yearbook.
Last Day to Register for Vines & Steins!
Vines & Steins is this Wednesday, September 26! Today is your last chance to register to join us for this wonderful event.

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!
Following in your Footsteps
Legacy Mass & Breakfast - Monday, Oct 15
Does your family live for the Maroon & Gold? If you're an alumni parent with a current SJ student, we want to celebrate your legacy!

2018 alumni parents with current students are invited to St Joseph High School's Legacy Mass and Breakfast on Monday, October 15. Mass begins at 8:45am, with breakfast immediately following.

Kindly RSVP by October 10 at . We hope to see you all there!
The Proof is in the People: Faculty Spotlights!
Chad Minervini
Social Studies Teacher
Olga Rivera
World Language Teacher
Mr Minervini is a new addition to St Joes - with experience teaching a variety of AP courses. Previously, he taught at Guilford High in CT and Tyngsboro High in MA.

He holds a BA from Quinnipiac, a Masters in Secondary Education and History from Boston College, as well as a Masters in Teaching from Sacred Heart. He has also worked as an Assistant Coach and Head Coach for both Boys Varsity Ice Hockey and Boys Varsity Lacrosse.

Welcome to St Joes, Mr Minervini!
Mrs Rivera has been with St Joes since 2001! She holds an MA in Secondary Education from the University of Saint Joseph and a BA from the University of Puerto Rico.

Mrs Rivera is moderator of the Spanish Club, Multicultural Club, and Spanish National Honor Society. Prior to St Joes, she t aught in New Haven, P uerto Rico, Washington, Kansas, and Texas.

Mrs Rivera has also been teaching CCD for twelve years at Saint Anthony Church in New Haven. We are grateful she is part of our SJ family!
Help Our Community Grow Into Great Through Service!

  • Top Soccer Outreach Program - Sept 22 - Oct 27
  • Vines & Steins Set Up - Sept 26
  • Collin George Whitmore Cornhole Tournament - Sept 29
  • St Lawrence Church - Parish Picnic: Sept 30
  • Boys & Girls Club (Continuing Service)

Coming Soon to Service at SJ:
  • Midnight Run New Haven
  • Lunch Program at Merton House
  • Breakfast Program at Bridgeport Rescue Mission
  • After School Program at Caroline House 


The Office of Advancement & Alumni Affairs is looking for Phone-a-thon volunteers on October 2-3 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!
Lace Up Those Sneakers!
Walk-A-Thon is on October 16!
NEW Fundraising Platform!
Prizes & T-Shirts!
SJ's Walk-a-Thon is the largest student led fundraiser of the year and has supported and enabled projects like:
  • air-conditioning in the cafeteria
  • renovations in the Commons and TV Studio
  • the Health & Wellness Center
  • turfed athletic fields
  • the sound system and projector in the gym

Fundraising is easier than ever this year with a new online platform at .

 Simply search for your student’s name, donate online, and be sure to share on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. Collections will be made during homeroom on October 4 th and 12 th and on the day of the Walk-a-Thon or they can be turned into the main office.

Any questions? Contact Mr Pappa at . Thank you for your support!
This year, students are asked to raise $100. Each student who does so will win a pair of SJ slide sandals. Additionally, for every $50 raised, students will receive one entry in the prize raffle. Prizes this year include:
  • tickets to the Freshman Finale, Spring Fling, and Senior Prom
  • a free yearbook
  • tuition to Monroe Driving School
  • free entry to winter basketball games
  • gift cards to local stores and Amazon
  • an Anker Nebula Capsule – a small portable WiFi projector that displays a 100’’ image from your cell phone, iPad, or any other device.

Additionally, this year’s t-shirt - designed by the Walk-a-Thon Committee - will cost students only $5!

 Students who purchase a shirt will be allowed to wear it to school for a free dress down day on October 12 th !
Student Spotlight - Carlos Barrera!
Carlos Barrera attended a camp in Maine over the summer called Seeds of Peace. For two and a half weeks, the campers discussed several issues affecting our communities. There were four delegations, NY, CA, IL and ME, and Carlos was one of the few selected to represent Connecticut as part of the NY delegation.

The purpose of Seeds of Peace is for the campers to bring back what they've learned and implement it in the community. Carlos is considering starting a club at St Joes to share his knowledge. 

If you'd like more information on Seeds of Peace, please visit:
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!
We Regret to Inform You by Ariel Kaplan
Mischa Abramavicius, 18, is certain that being the best student at exclusive Blanchard High will open doors to a top college and set her on a path toward a better future. Despite her high test scores and a stellar GPA, however, Mischa is rejected from every school that she applies to, including her safety school.

Detecting that someone has purposefully derailed her life, Mischa attempts to get help from her school's dean and college counselor. When no help is forthcoming, she teams up with a group of girl hackers, who call themselves the Ophelias, to find out who might be cruel enough to act against her. Written with humor and heart, her cautionary tale is a reminder that students are more than their GPA and test scores.
Events & Registrations

Admissions Information Session
  • TONIGHT! 6:30pm-8:00pm
College Fair
  • September 25, 7:00pm
  • All are welcome.
Vines & Steins (21+)
Freshmen Evening Retreat
Columbus Day
  • October 8; no classes scheduled
PSAT (Grades 9-11) & Senior College Visit Day
  • October 10, 7:55am-12:00pm
Open House
  In Next Week's Issue:
Save the Date - Fall Play
Freshman Trip Information
SJ's Advertorial
 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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