St. Joseph High School is a Catholic, Christian educational community formed in the Lasallian tradition whose MISSION is to provide a Christian education for young women and men of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds. We inspire these young women and men to discover their God-given talents, empower them to be lifelong learners and challenge them to achieve their potential as compassionate women and men of faith.
Five SJHS seniors are taking American History Since 1865, a course in which students fulfill their senior year social studies requirement at St. Joseph HS while also earning credit at Benedictine University. This three-hour credit is also transferable to another university of their choosing. The Chargers attend some classes at Benedictine University while their professor, Dr. Vincent Gaddis, travels to Westchester to provide instruction as well. The class also makes use of WebEx technology to collaborate.
For three days in September, photographers, wardrobe personnel, lighting technicians and managers guided 159 student-athletes and fine-arts performers through candid pictures and poses. Examples of the photographs were soon posted and students gathered to marvel at how professional they looked as they held hope that they might soon appear in a professional catalog.
How does a teacher keep students engaged as the days wind down in the school year? For students in the Intro to Computer Programming class, that means getting a taste of Raspberry Pi, a low-cost computer. The device can be used to create home media centers, gaming systems, and to operate robots using two popular programming languages–Scratch and Python.
A LASALLIAN CELEBRATION
Saturday, November 17th, begins a year of celebration for the worldwide Lasallian community. This is a special year of Jubilee, commemorating the 300th anniversary of the death of St. John Baptist de La Salle. De La Salle died on Friday, April 7, 1719, after spending nearly 40 years of service to the youth of France. Our celebration of his entry into heaven begins on Sunday, December 2, 2018 – the 1st Sunday of Advent.
Tuesday, November 20, is picture day for freshmen, sophomores and juniors absent on picture day or who wish retakes. Pictures will be taken periods 5 and 6. See Ms. Sweeney for more information.
There will be no classes on Wednesday, November 21 and Friday, November 23. St. Joseph High School wishes all of its families a happy and healthy holiday!
DAILY BULLETIN FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH
Many, many thanks to all involved in Sunday’s open house. By any measure it was a huge success. Special thanks and appreciation to Ms. McGleam, who worked so hard to make everything come together. Thanks too to Ms. Kalal who is always Ms. McGleam’s efficient right hand. Our teachers and staff always contribute so much to the preparation and work of this and every open house. Thanks too to all our staff and student volunteers who made our house look beautiful. And, finally, a huge thank you to all our student volunteers who represented themselves and St. Joseph so very well. So now that our recruiters are done for the season and our Open Houses are in the rearview mirror, please begin encouraging all your eighth grade family members and friends: The Entrance Exam is Saturday, December 1!
Future Business Leaders of America meets after school today in Room 310. If you are interested in a business career, economics or the stock market you will want to check it out. That’s the FBLA for business-oriented students. Any questions see Mr. Bufalino in Room 202. Otherwise, we’ll see you after school today in Room 310.
A representative from Western Illinois University will be on campus tomorrow, with a representative from the University of Illinois at Springfield here on Thursday. Visit their tables this week outside the cafeteria during lunch.
Freshmen, sophomores and juniors – listen up! Underclass picture reshoot day is scheduled for a week from today, November 20th, during 5th and 6th periods. Students absent on the first picture day or students wanting to re-take their picture are asked to go during their 5th or 6th period lunch. Location to be announced soon.
Tomorrow we look to you to help us support our twinning school in Africa. Please remember. Please be generous.
Reminder to be on time for our 7:15 a.m. class tomorrow.