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Senior Info & Commencement

Commencement for the Class of 2020 was to be held on May 30, 2020.

Due to the Covid-19 virus, commencement activities have been delayed.
Last Bell will now be online and take place on May 20. Graduation has been rescheduled for July 11, with Baccalaureate Mass on the 10th. The Prom will be on July 9.

Lauren Malatesta
Annalise Macisco
Ethan Ziegler
Lauren McKeon
Lauren Pennino
Hannah Krasznai
Emily Borges
Brooke Robinson
Brian Melanson
Mike Morrissey
Cole daSilva
Brendan Pendergrast
Sophie Jones
Gabriella Gatto
Schuyler Tomey
Louis Tuccio
James McMahon
Ryan Novitski
Paul Fabbri
Mike Mulligan
Gabriella Moore
Charlee Horton
Sophie Chorek
Adele Whitlock
Tyler Sisko '20
Payton Doiron
Mari Andrzejewski
Lindsay Giavannone
Cate DeProfio


Book return & locker access dates: May 26th through the 28th. All books, materials, library returns, sports uniforms and equipment, outstanding bills, etc., must be returned on these dates. Find your time on this schedule, assigned alphabetically by last name. Books and material will be collected on the front circle drive. Then, you will be able to park in the front faculty lot and be escorted individually to your locker for a clean out. All books and materials must be returned before the distribution of yearbooks and diplomas. One family per car.

  8am-9:30am 9:30am-11am 11am-12:30pm
May 26 A through C D through F G through I
May 27 J through L M through O P through R
May 28 S through U V through Z Make ups



CLASS DAY: July, 2020 

Class Day will be held in July 2020. Class Day will begin with a Senior Parent Breakfast at 7:30am. 

Senior Parents are invited to kick off graduation at a special breakfast in St Joe's Student Commons & Courtyard. Join us for a delicious breakfast - just for you - as we prepare to celebrate your graduate at the first of three graduation ceremonies!

The Class Day assembly will begin at 8:30am. (Seniors arrive no later than 7:55am for Homeroom)

Parents are encouraged to attend and join the graduates in the gymnasium. Class Day is a St Joe's tradition that gathers the entire school to celebrate our Seniors. Academic awards and scholarships are also announced!  

All seniors are required to attend in their academic gowns, but no caps. The entire faculty and student body will also attend the assembly. 



Baccalaureate Mass will be held on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 7:00pm at St Theresa Church (5301 Main Street, Trumbull). Fr Silva is waiting on directives from the Diocese as to where and under what conditions, but we hope to hold this on campus, with parents.

Family and friends are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the 2nd of three SJ Graduation Ceremonies!  St Joe's Baccalaureate Mass is offered in thanksgiving for the blessings God has bestowed upon our graduates and their families. Memorial Scholarships are also awarded. 

  • Seniors should report to the church hall (behind the church) no later than 6:15PM wearing their gowns but no caps. 
  • All seniors are required to attend. 
  • Parking in the rear of the church is encouraged.
  • All alumni parents and their seniors will be acknowledged by name at the end of the Mass. 


COMMENCEMENT: July 11, 2020

Commencement will be held on Saturday, July 11 at 10:00AM. Ideally, parents will be able to attend, though not extended family. If conditions change, e.g., a surge in infections, then the event would be restructured. 

Seniors are required to attend and should arrive no later than 9:00am to homeroom in their academic gowns and caps.  No adornments of any kind are allowed on caps or gowns. 

Ample seating is available on St Joe's bleachers. Should you wish to sit on the field, you must provide your own seating on the field behind the graduates.

Weather permitting, Commencement will take place on St Joe's Dalling Field and seating is unlimited. For those in need of an indoor, air-conditioned venue, we will provide a live-stream of the event in our auditorium. 

In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified through our phone notification system. If held indoors, Commencement will take place in our gymnasium and each graduate will be limited to 4 guests. Overflow seating will be available in the auditorium and classrooms, where the event will be live-streamed. 



Virtual Last Bell Slideshow!


Senior SJTV Episode


One Month Countdown!



Video & Photography

During Homecoming, Class Day, and Baccalaureate Mass:

Parents are more than welcome to take photos during each of our events. 

In addition, St Joseph High School takes photos during each event and places them on our SmugMug page for your viewing. You are free to save images off of our SmugMug page. 

During Commencement: 

  • Photography at Commencement
    • For the safety of our graduates, families are not allowed to be up close to the stage to take photographs. 
    • We will have an in-house photographer taking photographs during the event of your student. Those photos will be available to view on SJ's SmugMug page. 
  • Live Stream of Commencement
    • St Joe's Commencement will be Live Streamed for those who are unable to attend the graduation ceremony. As the date nears, we will send a link via email.

Commencement DVDs: 

  • For Commencement 2020, St Joes will partner with a company to provide our families with a commencement DVD! 

    More information will be provided closer to graduation. 


Yearbook Distribution 

Yearbooks are included as part of students' graduation fee .

Distribution of Yearbooks and Caps and Gowns: June 2nd and 3rd from 8:30am through 11:00am.

  • A through M on June 2nd
  • N through Z on June 3rd
  • Drive through stations will be set up in the front circular drive for the distribution of yearbooks and caps and gowns. One car at a time. Masks and gloves.


Cap & Gown Distribution 

Cap and Gown distribution takes place during Graduation practice.

Distribution of Yearbooks and Caps and Gowns: June 2nd and 3rd from 8:30am through 11:00am.

  • A through M on June 2nd
  • N through Z on June 3rd
  • Drive through stations will be set up in the front circular drive for the distribution of yearbooks and caps and gowns. One car at a time. Masks and gloves.


Additional Senior Activities


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

  • Last Bell Assembly, Alumni Induction, and Yearbook Distribution
    • Auditorium, 1:00pm
    • Online via Zoom

Senior Prom

  • As of today, there is no scenario that accommodates this event. We will meet with your class officers and the alumni office to explore alternative plans.



The 2019 Senior Mass & Homecoming Assembly took place on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 12:45pm.

Senior Mass & Homecoming is our first senior-focused event of the year!   

During the day,  Seniors gathered in the Auditorium for Mass, followed by a special lunch in the gym.

At 12:45pm, parents were welcome to join us as our seniors process by homeroom.


  • Seniors were asked to wear business attire; a suit, or jacket and tie for the gentlemen and an appropriate outfit for the ladies, slacks, skirts, or dresses. Attire is not evening attire and must be modest in length for our young ladies.