Principal’s Post 3.28.19


Thank you to Mrs. Seibert’s class for their leadership with liturgy at Mass on Tuesday.  This week Fr. Patrick encourages us to love and share hope and joy like missionaries. Fr. Patrick and Fr. Tuan are visiting priests leading the St. John’s mission.  We thank all of you who joined us for Mass. Please know, all are welcome each week.

Link to 40 Lenten Activities for Catholic Families

Parents of 8th Grade Students Whose Students are Going to Bishop Kelly Next Year

In order to receive the Parish Subsidy at Bishop Kelly, the linked form must be completed and provide to your registered parish.  The Parish Subsidy is due to St. John’s no later than 4pm on June 28th.  Letter from Fr. Jerry to St. John’s parishioners.

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) after 7 semesters


  • 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.)

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

We ran a relocation drill Tuesday, March 12.  We were able to move all students within 5 minutes to one of our alternative locations should the need ever arise.

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.