Saint Joseph Academy Weekly News

April 22, 2022
Important Dates
Monday, April 25
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 7 p.m., Academy Center
Wednesday, April 27
Athletic College Signing Day, 3 p.m., Academy Center
Paws for Pride Hallway Walkthrough,
5-6:45 p.m.
Student Talent Show, 7 p.m., Backyard (Auditorium-Rain Location)
Friday, April 29
Paws for Pride
Sunday, May 1
Mother/Daughter Mass and Brunch,
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Academy Center & Dining Hall, Register here
Monday, May 2
College Acceptance Day
AP® Exams
Tuesday, May 3
AP® Exams
Wednesday, May 4
AP® Exams
Thursday, May 5
AP® Exams
Friday, May 6
Joe’s Clothes
AP® Exams
Academy Parents’ Association First Friday Prayer Hour, Chapel, 12 p.m. 
Register here by Wednesday, May 4 or join by Zoom here.
Health Sciences Honors Program (HSHP) 12th Graders Complete Capstone Presentations
When Katherine (Katie) Love '22 presented her Health Sciences Honors Program (HSHP) Purple Pathway capstone recently, it was the culmination of three years of hard work – and the foundation for what’s to come: continuing her Medical Sciences education at the University of Cincinnati next year.

Love, along with Seniors Kate Gallo, Sophia Krizek, Grace Nussle and Isabella Zolikoff, made their HSHP Purple Pathway capstone presentations in front of the program’s Advisory Board as well as members of the faculty, staff and administration. The presentations included information about their time in the program, including their 60 clinical hours of hands-on learning.

Important Information for Class of 2022: Graduation Signs
In recognition of their resilience and hard work, Saint Joseph Academy is gifting each graduating member of the Class of 2022 with a yard sign to proudly display at their home. The signs will be available for pick up on Thursday, May 19 from 12:15 to 1 p.m. in the Arcade Hallway after final exams.

Please contact Paw Prints Store Manager Mrs. Colleen DeVenney ’94, at with any questions.
Schoolbelles Customer Appreciation Sale is Approaching!
Schoolbelles is offering a 20-30% discount on select items among other savings opportunities from April 28-May 2, 2022. Click here for more information.

For questions or to find the store hours, click here.
Student-artists to be Featured in Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Exhibit
Five students’ artwork were selected to be featured in “The Art of Self Portraiture” exhibit at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Congratulations, to the following students:
  • Grace Dugan '24
  • Faith Kmiecik '23
  • Dina Nukta '23
  • Carmela DiLisi '23 (pictured)
  • Madelyn Sollazzo '22

“The Art of Self Portraiture” is a temporary exhibit in the Youth Art Gallery which is located on the Arriving Flights level across from the Welcome Center. The display will run from May 1, 2022-April 30, 2023.
Important Advanced Placement® Exam Information
All students enrolled in an AP® course are required to take the Advanced Placement® Exam at the end of the semester. The fee is $96 per exam. All exams will be taken on-campus at Saint Joseph Academy from Monday, May 2-Wednesday, May 13.

Contact Assistant Principal for Academics Mrs. Alison Morgan, for any questions.
A Summer of Fun Awaits: June 13-July 29
We have many adventures for girls entering grades 3-9 who are looking to have fun this summer! Our programs empower girls to enhance their skills or explore new ones in an all-girls environment. Whether their interests are inventing, sports, STEAM, or the arts, campers will have fun learning from our talented facilitators, coaches and current students.

There’s still time to register for our Summer Programs!

Questions? Email Summer Program Coordinator Mrs. Colleen DeVenney '94 at or call 216.251.6788 x228.
Part-Time Opportunities Available at the Congregation of St. Joseph
Looking to earn some spending money? CSJ initiatives/the Congregation of St. Joseph have part-time positions open for Student Food Service Workers. Most students work between 4 and 10 hours per week, in the afternoons/evenings and weekends.

There are full-time nursing positions available, as well as a part-time Cook. To learn more about any of these positions or to apply click below.

Spotlight: Elnora Larkin '25
Accomplishments: Elnora has been competing at national weight lifting competitions for four years. This March, she competed at The Arnold Classic at The Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. The competition, founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger, features more than 60 events and hosts more than 20,000 athletes from more than 80 countries.

At The Arnold Classic, Elnora competed in two events, snatch and clean jerks, and placed second in her age and weight class. “The thing I love most about weight lifting is all the people I’m able to meet,” she said. “It’s also great to see where I stand with other girls my age around the country at competitions like this. I also love when my classmates and friends are able to come and cheer me on.”

Elnora spent time as a young girl watching her mom train as a weight lifter, and decided to follow in her footsteps. She competes whenever she can, usually every few months, depending on the location of the competitions. Elnora loves that weight lifting has shown her she can continue to get stronger and do better if she keeps up with her training consistently.

Activities: Elnora is a member of the Jaguar Rugby team and outside of school, she is a member of Pro Sports Performance Gym in Strongsville.
Varsity Lacrosse Brings Home a 21–4 Win Over Wooster
The Varsity Lacrosse team traveled to Wooster Monday despite the snow and cold temperatures. Grace Mattimore ’22 scored her 150th career goal within the first minute of the game. Mattimore tallied a total of 10 points (5 goals and 5 assists). Kesley Niehaus ’23 had a huge game contributing 5 caused turnovers and 2 goals, her first varsity career goals. Elise Larsen ’23 had a career-high of 8 goals and 2 assists (a total of 10 points).

Article Written By: Head Coach Ms. Laureen Antall, edited by Mrs. Kathy Flinn
Varsity Softball Wins 10-9 in Their First Game at the Wendy’s Classic
Jaguar Varsity Softball improved to 2-2 after a close win over Ontario High School in their first game of last weekend’s annual Wendy’s Classic.

Freshman pitcher Madison Booth picked up her first varsity win in the 10-9 victory. She allowed two hits and two runs and had three strikeouts. This added to Junior Anna Erdos’ three strikeouts throughout the first three innings to combine for six total strikeouts from the Jaguar pitchers.

Article Written By: Head Coach Ms. Katie Jones ’15, edited by Mrs. Kathy Flinn
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