Student Activities

 

At St Joes, you will find a happy, safe community where everyone is celebrated and everyone belongs. Students define their individual aptitudes outside the classroom through endless involvement opportunities. Our school calendar is always full – student clubs and activities, global immersion trips, social events, fine and performing arts showcases, service opportunities and more. Here you will develop a legacy, refine your moral compass, and meet lifelong friends.
 

Class-Specific Activities

Freshman

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Click on the image to the left to find out more information about upcoming events (for both students and parents), your go-to-people, as well as how best to prepare for college!

 

Freshman Class Moderators:

Special Events for Freshman:

  • Freshman Social, September
  • Freshman Trip (2-days), Oct 27-28
  • Freshman Retreat, September
  • Freshman Finale, May

Sophomore

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Sophomore Class Moderator:

Special Events for Sophomores:

  • Sophomore Retreat, TBD
  • Sophomore Class Trip, March
  • Spring Fling, March

Junior

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Junior Class Moderator:

Special Events for Juniors:

  • Junior Ring Dance, November
  • Junior Retreat, TBD
  • Junior Class Trip, February

Senior

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Click on the image to the left to find out more information about upcoming events (for both students and parents), your go-to-people, as well as how best to prepare for college!

 

 

Senior Class Moderator:

Special Events for Seniors:

  • Senior College Visit Day, October
  • Senior Retreat, TBD
  • Senior Outing, May
  • Senior Prom, May
  • Last Bell, May
  • Class Day, May
  • Senior Class Picnic, May
  • Baccalaureate Mass & Commencement, May

Class Trips

Freshman

This year's Freshman Class Trip will be held October 27-28, 2018. The class will head to Gettysburg  & Philadelphia where students will learn American History, make new friends, and create lasting memories!

The cost of the trip is $245 per student, which includes the cost of 3 meals, exhibit fees, bus, and hotel.  

  • Payment may be made online by completing the form below or sending a check (payable to St Joseph High School) to Mr Semplice or Mr Kavulich.

Any student interested in attending the trip MUST print and fill out the following forms and send them to Mr Semplice or Mr Kavulich. 

Any questions? Contact Mr Semplice or Mr Kavulich for more information.  

Optional Forms: 

Sophomore

This year's Sophomore Class trip will be held March 9-11, 2019. More information to come.

Junior

This year's Junior Class trip will be held February 16-19, 2019. More information to come.

 

 

Senior

This year's Senior Class trip will be held February 20-23, 2019. Students will travel to Orlando, FL! 

Activities:

  • Orlando City Tour
  • UFC College Tour
  • Disneyworld
  • Universal Studios
  • Feed Hope Now Service Opportunity

Trip Cost: $1500
Cost Includes: Airfare, coach bus, hotel, 6 meals, tours, events, and ticket fees

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 16, 2018
Please bring the following to Mrs Piatak in Room 315.

Any questions, contact Mrs Piatak. 


 

All-Student Activities & SJ Traditions

Welcome Week

Typically in August - Click here to view our current SJ calendar. 

Welcome Week begins one week prior to the start of classes. All students are required to arrive in uniform. An official Welcome Week Schedule will be emailed, but during the orientation, you will be able to:

  • Log in and test drive your Plus Portal. We can also assist you during orientation. Each student must have their iPad charged and ready for use on the SJ network for the first day of school!
  • Review the school calendar, freshman guide opportunity, community service, fall sports schedule, and our list of 50+ clubs!
  • Receive your class schedules.

A Few Quick Tips for Parents:

  • When you drop your student off, please make sure to use the "drop off" lane that directs you to the gym lot. The gym entrance will be open for use.  All buses will be in service beginning the first day of classes.
  • There is no school supply list for students, apart from the iPad. Some teachers may require a specific item to be used in class, and if so, this will be discussed during class specific orientations. Please wait to purchase additional supplies until discussed in class.

 

Back to School Night

Typically in September - Click here to view our current SJ calendar. 

Back to School Night is an event for current parents to meet faculty, staff and administrators and St Joes. Parents will rotate through their student's schedule to meet faculty members and learn about classroom goals for the year.

Pep Rallies

Fall, Winter, & Spring - Click here to view our current SJ calendar. 

St Joes Prep Rallies are a powerful demonstration of our community and a great show of support for our athletic teams. During the pep rally, individual teams are introduced and cheered on! 

And it wouldn't be a St Joes Pep Rally if we didn't end with a singing of our Alma Mater and Battle of the Classes!

Spirit Week

Typically in October - Click here to view our current SJ calendar. 

St Joseph High School's Student Council works hard to bring new initiatives and excitement to each year's Spirit Week! During one week in the Fall, each day is themed and all students are encouraged to participate.  Past themes have included: Get Your Pink On (Dress Down Day to support cancer awareness); Hawaiian Day; and Color Wars.

Spirit Week activities also include our Annual Walk-a-thon, Field Day, and Powder Puff Game (see below).

At the end of each Spirit Week, SJ Cadets celebrate at our homecoming assembly, game, and dance! 

Walk-A-Thon

Typically in October - Click here to view our current SJ calendar. 

Lace up your sneakers and get ready to walk!

Each year, the St Joes community joins together to have some fun while raising money for the school. This is the sole student-based fundraiser to benefit the school, so participation is both expected and appreciated. All money raised supports our school’s mission and provides funding for St Joes academics, athletics, and physical improvements to school.

Past contributions include air conditioning in the Cold & Hot Food Cafeterias (Classes of 2010, 2011 & 2014 ), the completion of the SJ Broadcasting Room (Class of 2012), the remodeling of the Kenny Commons (2015), and the building of the new Health & Wellness Center (2016). Walkathon has a rich history of more than 30 years.

Prior to Walkathon, there will be collection days in student homerooms with fun incentives and prizes.

Students and parents should also check PlusPortals regularly for up-to-date announcements and forms regarding Walkathon. If you have any questions regarding the walk or would like to volunteer, please contact Mr. Michael Pappa at mpappa@sjcadets.org.

Field Day

Typically in October - Click here to view our current SJ calendar. 

Field Day typically takes place during Spirit Week and after SJ's Walkathon. 

During Field Day, students are broken up by class year and participate in various activities around campus. Past activities have included: tug of war, egg toss, musical chairs (featuring our live student band), and a BBQ. 

Powder Puff Game

Typically in October - Click here to view our current SJ calendar. 

The Powder Puff Game typically takes place during Spirit Week and after SJ's Walkathon.  The junior and senior girls go head to head in a game of flag football. Powder fills the stands as students cheer on their classmates. Every year we are impressed with the speed, skill and school spirit our Cadets display!

Homecoming

Typically in October - Click here to view our current SJ calendar. 

Who doesn't love the Fall? The leaves are changing, the temperatures are dropping, and it is the perfect time for SJ Alumni to visit their Alma Mater! There are so many opportunities for St Joes Alumni to relive their glory days! 

All Alumni are invited to join us for our Homecoming Game, where special attention is given to anyone celebrating their 50th Reunion! 

Career Readiness Day

Typically in October - Click here to view our current SJ calendar. 

Beginning with a morning speaker followed by breakout sessions and a roundtable lunch, Career Readiness Day focuses on preparing our Juniors and Seniors for success in the work force. From listening to inspiring alumni and guests in a variety of professions to learning the basics such as "how to dress for an interview", SJ Cadets will be ready to take on anything!

Christmas Tree Lighting

Typically in December - Click here to view our current SJ calendar. 

Great for families! Join St Joseph High School as we celebrate the Christmas season by lighting one of the trees in our courtyard. 

Hot chocolate and a surprise "special guest" complete this great event!

Fine Arts Night

Typically in December - Click here to view our current SJ calendar. 

Join us for a concert showcasing the hardwork of our SJ musical students as well as a showcase of Cadet artwork. It's a great time for families to come together and celebrate the fine arts at St Joes!

Christmas Sweater Day

Typically in December - Click here to view our current SJ calendar. 

It's a day that brings smiles to all our faces! Christmas Sweater Day is typically the Friday before Christmas vacation and faculty, staff, and students take part.  

Jeopardy: Students vs Faculty

Times Vary Throughout the Year 

The Jeopardy Club is fairly new at St Joes, but that doesn't make it any less popular! 

Twice a year, students will challenge faculty/staff to a real-time game! Questions are designed for high school students and come from past Jeopardy Teen Tournaments. 

St Joseph Feast Day

Typically on March 19 - Click here to view our current SJ calendar. 

Celebrating The Feast of St Joseph is one of our most cherished traditions. Classes are cancelled, and instead all students, faculty, and staff take part in a day-long celebration that includes Mass, service projects, and various engaging activities for our students. 

The day typically begins with our Grandparents Mass and reception. All Grandparents of current SJ students are invited.

Students are then divided into groups and rotate around the school to different stations: three of which will always included meal-packing, creating Easter baskets, and a street festival lunch. 

Mr Student Body

Date Varies - Click here to view our current SJ calendar. 

Mr Student Body is a St Joes tradition that has been around for more than 10 years! Senior Boys are encouraged to sign up and showcase their dancing skills, individual talents, and trivia expertise as they compete for the title of "Mr Student Body." 

Mr Student Body strengthens friendships while raising awareness and funding for The Center of Family Justice.

Dodgeball Tournament

Typically in March - Click here to view our current SJ calendar. 

There are few events as exciting as our Dodgeball Extravaganza!

The tournament does have a fee per team (consisting of 10 people - 4 female students, 4 male students, 1 female faculty/administrator/coach, 1 male faculty/administrator/coach). Teams are often mixed from different grades and members can only be on one roster. 

During the tournament, each team is guaranteed to play 2 matches. Each match is 5 minutes in length. The top team in each pool will advance to the playoff round which will be single elimination.

Class Day (Underclassmen)

Typically in May - Click here to view our current SJ calendar. 

Class Day is a St Joes tradition that gathers the entire school to celebrate our underclassmen! Academic awards and scholarships are announced and parents are invited to join us. 

New Student Orientation

Typically in May - Click here to view our current SJ calendar

St Joe's New Student and Parent Orientation is mandatory for all new students. Orientation is a great opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and  future classmates. We will prepare you for an easy transition to high school.

* Tip: You do not have to purchase SJ gear in advance, but feel free to wear anything maroon, gold or gray to show your school spirit!

Here's a preview of the event: 

  • Learn what's expected during your first weeks as new students!
  • Speak to our Bursar regarding all tuition questions and paperwork.
  • All students will be given their tentative class schedules at orientation.
  • Our school nurse will be on hand to address any medical questions or concerns.
  • Receive your summer reading lists and sign up for Summer Programs or Sports Camps.
  • Get in the game: all Athletic Coaches will be on hand for summer practice schedule sign ups.
  • Register for Bus Transportation and learn more about Carpool to School with our office secretary.
  • Speak with a representative from Blake's Uniform, who will be on hand to take your uniform measurements and place orders.
  • Meet the Director for Extracurricular Activities and Director for Campus Ministry to learn about involvement opportunities and service guidelines.
  • Parents: meet the Office of Advancement to see how parents get involved!