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 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH
A representative from Western Illinois University will be on campus today, with a representative from the University of Illinois at Springfield here tomorrow. Visit their tables outside the cafeteria during lunch.
Today we look to you to help us support our twinning school in Africa. Please remember. Please be generous.
Attention Juniors: Herff Jones will be here before school on Tuesday, November 20th from 7:15 to 8:00 a.mm to discuss any questions you have about your recent ring orders.
In Your Prayers
Today please remember Helen Hesslau, mother of two St. Joseph graduates and grandmother of two other graduates, as today is the anniversary of her passing.