Principal’s Post 3.7.19


Thank you to Mrs. Weaver’s class for their leadership with liturgy at Mass on Ash Wednesday.  This week Fr. Jerry reminds us to the ashes as a way to reflect, and he challenges us to become closer to God as we journey through Lent. We thank all of you who joined us for Mass.  We had a great turnout of parents at our Ash Wednesday Mass, thank you! Please know, all are welcome each week.

Please join us this Sunday, for the 10 am Mass hosted by Mrs. Howard’s and Mrs. Weaver’s classes.  *Sunday is Daylight Savings Time.*  The school choir will be providing music too.

Link to 40 Lenten Activities for Catholic Families

Middle School Speech Contest

Congratulations to Sofia Kartel who competed and represented St. Joseph’s Catholic School well at St. Paul’s in Nampa Tuesday, March 5.  Way to go Sofia, and thank you for Bravely competing like a Saint.


Congratulations to all of the 7th and 8th grade boys and girls who competed.  Thank you to the parents, coaches, and fans. St. Joseph’s was a positive influence in the tournament.  The 7th grade girls won the Sportsmanship award, and the 8th grade boys finished 2nd place. Congratulations to all of our participants for Bravely competing like Saints.

Parents of 8th Grade Students

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

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.)

St. Joseph’s Community Building Pre-Spring Break Night at Urban Air

  • Thursday, March 14, 4-8 pm
  • 3876 E Lanark Dr, Meridian, ID 83642

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.