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.
Join us for our second Open House on Sunday, November 11, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. No registration necessary. Come visit!
This year we celebrate the Tercentenary (1719 – 2019) of the death of St. John Baptist de La Salle. During each month we will recall a legacy in the history of the Christian Brothers. This month we pray with Brother Benilde Romancon in mind. When Pope Pius XII beatified Brother Benildus Romancon in 1948 he stated that Brother Benildus was known for “doing common things in an uncommon way”. Lord, guide me so that like Saint Benildus, I may do things in uncommon ways.
SENIOR GRADUATION PORTRAITS
Seniors will take their graduation portrait pictures Monday through Wednesday, October 22, 23 and 24. See Ms. Sweeney if you have any questions.
DAILY BULLETIN FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 22ND
Future Business Leaders of America
Is that you? If so, please pay attention. Announcing FBLA! Future Business Leaders of America. We will be restarting the Business club here at St. Joe’s. An organizational meeting will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, October 23rd after school from 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. in Mr. Bufalino’s room – Room 202. If you are interested in a major in Business in college or just want to know more about business, marketing or entrepreneurship, this might be the club for you. Any questions – see Mr. Bufalino.
Today, after school in the Sirus Theater, the Film Club will continue its October series of classic horror films. Join us for the 1982 classic, POLTERGEIST. All are welcome.
This Week in College Visits
Today Dominican University will be outside the cafeteria at lunch. Come visit their table. Aquinas College will be on campus on Friday. This Wednesday, Morton College will be hosting a college fair from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Boys Basketball for Freshmen and Sophomores
Any freshman or sophomore boy interested in trying out for boys basketball should sign up with Coach Riley in the café lobby during lunch periods tomorrow, Tuesday, October 23rd. Anyone trying out for basketball will need to have an athletic physical form signed by a doctor on file in the athletic office. Any freshman or sophomore boy interested in being a manager for the basketball team, should see Coach Riley as well.
Preseason workouts for Charger baseball begin today and will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in the north building. This is an open invitation for any student interested in trying out for baseball in the spring.
In Our Prayers
Please remember on the anniversary of his death, Brother Damian Tessier, counselor at St. Joe’s in the 1970s and 1980s.