Principal’s Blog 4.29.2022

Happy Thursday St. Joseph’s Families,

Congratulations to our St. Joseph’s 8th grade students on a great showing at the Science Olympiad State Competition. Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation and has a great STEM focus. On Saturday, our St. Joseph’s students earned 17 Gold medals, 15 Silver medals and 13 Bronze medals. The B5 and B6 teams took first place and B7 got third place. Thank you, Mrs. McClure, for your work and encouragement of our students. Thank you to all the coaches who helped our kids get ready for the competition.

First Holy Communion for our 2nd grade students is this Saturday, April 30th. Mrs. Seidler and Ms. Zito have done an amazing job preparing our students for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Thank you both for sharing your faith with our students! Congratulations to our students and their families! What a blessing!

ACHD postponed the decision on the 8th Street Bikeway Project last night. Thank you to the parents who attended the meeting and spoke. Also, thank you to those who were able to post comments before the meeting. The next meeting is toward the on May 25th at 6:00pm– we will reach out as we learn more information. We have formed a working group: Martha Chalfant, Kelly Adams, Rob McQuade, Mark and Becky Uranga, and Tammy Emerich. Please email Martha Chalfant if you are interested in joining this group

We have adjusted our school calendar on two days. Thursday, May 26th will be our last day of school – 8:00-3:00. Graduation for our 8th grade students will be Tuesday, May 24th at 2:00 pm.

Important Dates to Add to your Calendar:

  • April 30th – First Holy Communion for 2nd graders at 11:00 am
  • May 3rd – May Crowning – 8th and 2nd graders at 8:30
  • May 2nd – May 13th – MAP Testing for 2nd-8th grade students
  • May 13th – St. Joseph’s Fun Run
  • May 20th – Middle School Award’s Assembly


Open Enrollment is now available for St. Joseph’s Catholic School. We will be accepting enrollment applications from now through the summer. Please share the good things we are doing at St. Joseph’s with other families – word of mouth is the best way to attract families to our amazing school.


School Mass

On Tuesday, May 3rd, our 2nd and 8th grade students will host Mass. This is a special Mass called May Crowning where we crown our blessed mother – the Virgin Mary!  Mass dress is required for all students and staff – please remember that boys should wear a St. Joseph’s plaid tie. Mass attendance is required. Parents are invited to join us at Mass.

COVID Response

 For current information on COVID cases and those in quarantine, please click on this document –Current COVID tracking information for St. Joseph’s.

Please follow the updated guidelines to prevent the spread of illness in our school: Please see our updated protocols in the main part of the weekly bulletin

  • Good things to remember to help prevent illness:
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home if you are sick

As we continue the Easter Season – a prayer for you:

An Easter Prayer: Speaking Life to Dead Things

May God continue to bless our St. Joseph’s Catholic School Community!

Many Blessings,

Tammy Emerich