Principal’s Post 2.21.19


Thank you to Mrs. Weaver and Mr. Yanci’s class for their leadership with liturgy at Mass Tuesday.  This week Deacon O’Neill remind us all that God is always there for us.  We thank all of you who joined us for Mass.   Please know, all are welcome each week.

St. Joseph’s is hosting Mass at St. John’s this coming Sunday, February 24th at 5 pm.  This is to kick off the Hallissey week.

2019-2020 Re-Enrollment for St. Joseph’s

This year, re-enrollment is done online.  We have sent the links out to the primary contact’s email.  We have more than 300 students re-enrolled for 2019-2020 school year.  In order to know about openings for new families, re-enrollment is due Thursday, February 21.  Our open house for future and prospective families is Tuesday, February 26.  Open-enrollment for new families will also begin February 26. If you do not see a re-enrollment link in your email, please contact Mrs Granvall ( right away, and we will send you another link.

Night Out with the Steelheads

We sold all of the tickets allocated to St. Joseph’s, and the Steelheads contacted us and have opened up more seating. Come one, come all if you are interested. Go to user: Night password: Out

Saturday, February 23rd, 7pm

$15 gets a ticket and dinner

$5 from each ticket comes back to St. Joseph’s Catholic School

Come build community and cheer on the Idaho Steelheads!

GPA Data from Bishop Kelly

    • Freshmen after Semester 1


  • 46 students from St. Joseph’s


      • 24 earned a 4.0 GPA
      • 32 earned a 3.71 GPA or higher
      • 43 earned a 3.0 GPA or higher
    • Graduating Class of 2019 (St. Joseph’s Class of 2015)


  • 30 students set to graduate


    • 19 have a cumulative weighted GPA of 4.02 or higher
    • 26 have a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.708 or higher
    • 28 have a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.152 or higher
    • (I will share the college choices of these students once final transcripts are sent to schools.)

Proposed 2019-2020 School Calendar (Subject to Change)

Link to Proposed Dates

Dates are subject to change.

Spring Break and Thanksgiving are set to be the same as Bishop Kelly’s

Wake Up Wednesday with Mrs. Elwer

Get Up and Get Going in the Morning With Mrs. Elwer: We are off to a great start.  We have a number of students attending this and welcome all students for the future dates.  Mrs. Elwer is offering the chance for students to come into the gym and get moving and stretching on Late Start Wednesday from 7:45-8:15 in January and February.  This was popular last year.  All ages are welcome. Remaining Date: 2/27

Holy Spirit Basketball Tournament

The Holy Spirit Basketball Tournament is March 15-17 (This is the Friday leading into Spring Break.).

For those participating, forms are due back as soon as possible to get teams registered.

SafeStudents Online

New Activation Method

To activate your account, please visit Select our school from the dropdown list and type in the email address you have on file with our school (your SafeStudents Online account is linked to your email address). If you have any questions or trouble with the process, please reach out to

This is for our families with students in grades 5-8.  The goal is to coach and provide students a safer and healthier online experience and provide open communication between parents and students.  All you need to do is sit down with your student(s) and take less than 5 minutes to set it up.

If you still have questions, please feel free to view the video link below and call or email questions to myself ( or our counselor Mrs. Porter (

Three new apps added to list for monitoring: GroupMe, Flickr, and Kidzworld.

Link to Video Explanation



Link to Resources

Student Safety

See something, say something.  I would like to remind and urge everyone if you see something out of place, please report it to the Office as soon as possible.  It is much better to be safe and say something than to worry about it.

For information on our current terminology and practice, please refer to our

Safety Parent Letter.

Bravely act like a Saint today!

We are blessed to have a loving and supportive community.  As a Catholic community, we hold ourselves to a higher standard.  When you see someone in our community going above and beyond leading by example and bravely acting like a saint, please let me know using the following link.