Principal’s Post 2.28.19


Thank you to Mrs. McClure and the Hallissey athletes for their leadership with Sunday night’s Mass.  Thank you to everyone who attended the Hallissey Mass Sunday night.

Thank you to Ms. Major’s class for their leadership with liturgy at Mass Tuesday.  This week Deacon O’Neill encourages us all to ask others: “May I help you?”.  We thank all of you who joined us for Mass.   Please know, all are welcome each week.

School Picture

Tomorrow, Friday, is our whole school picture.  We will be taking this at 8:15 am.  Please be on time and have students wear their St. Joseph’s spirit shirts or uniforms.

Middle School Speech Contest

Congratulations to the top finishers in the St. Joseph’s Middle School Speech Contest:

  1. Sofia Kartel
  2. Joseph Curtis
  3. Lucy Glynn

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

This year, re-enrollment was done online.  Thank you everyone for making this a great process and for getting this done!  We are excited to finish this year well and continue planning for a great year next year.

Parents of 8th Grade Students

Bishop Kelly is asking that we remind you that their registration deadline is next Friday, March 8.

Night Out with the Steelheads

Thank you to everyone who came out Saturday night!  We hope you had a great time at the game. St. Joseph’s ended up with families in three different sections!

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

Holy Spirit Basketball Tournament

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

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

Link to Momo Awareness

Link to an article from a safety committee that St. Joseph’s is using information and concepts from to inform and guide the plans and procedures for St. Joseph’s Catholic School.

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.