SJS Newsletter - Saint Joseph School

January 14, 2015
Dear SJS Families,
Our annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week is quickly approaching! You should have received through email our schedule of
events for the week. National Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the
last Sunday in January and runs all week. National Catholic Schools Week 2015 takes place January 25 through 31.
The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2015 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” The theme
encompasses several concepts that are at the heart of Catholic education. Schools are not only communities themselves; they are also
part of larger communities of home, church, city and nation. Faith, knowledge and service are integral components of a Catholic
education and the measures by which any Catholic school can and should be judged.
I hope you will be able to join us for our Eucharistic Adoration on Monday, our CSW mass on Tuesday, and the presentation by "Viva
Mexico" on Friday. You are also invited to come to school on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday to look at the "International Fair" displays
that will be in the main hallway of the school. I also encourage you to sign up to donate blood at our Red Cross Blood Drive which will
be held in the St. Joseph Parish Hall from 12:00-5:00.
The "International Fair" is an event to reinforce this year's school theme; "Catholicism Around the World". Each grade level has
researched the culture and traditions of a country or region of the world and will have displays to show what they have learned.
*Preschool – China
*First Grade - South America
*Third Grade - Central America
*Fifth Grade – Ireland
*Seventh Grade – Africa
*Kindergarten – North America
*Second Grade - Burma
*Fourth Grade - Caribbean
*Sixth Grade – Southeast Asia
*Eighth Grade - India
I would also like to bring your attention to our service project for Catholic Schools Week. Our focus this year will be the “A Room in the
Inn” program which is under the direction of the Homeless & Housing Coalition of South Central Kentucky. We will be putting together
"Goodie Bags" for the homeless of Warren County. They will receive the bags as they leave one of the churches participating in the
program or when receiving assistance from Hotel, Inc. The items we need for the bags are packages of cheese and/or peanut butter
crackers, boxes of cereal or fruit bars, small (purse size) packages of tissue, chap stick, hand warmers, juice boxes and small water
bottles. The items can be sent to school beginning next week, January 20 so that we can assemble the bags during Catholic Schools
We are very excited about our upcoming celebration of Catholic Schools Week and the activities we have planned!
Mrs. Jan Lange
Monday, January 19th
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 22 @ 5:30 SJS vs. Moss MS- HOME
*SJS will be hosting the Diocesan Boys Basketball
Tournament Saturday, January 24th times TBA*
HOME GAMES ADMISSION $1 Students $3 Adults
Spirit Wear Wednesday
Wednesday, January 21st
*Spirit Wear shirts, sweatshirts, SJS athletic shirts
Or any school color shirts may be worn
Be a Healthy Saint!
The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU announces Winter
Super Saturdays classes for students in grades 18. Super Saturdays are for students who are of high
ability or have high interest in a topic and want to
pursue their passions outside the regular classroom.
Winter Super Saturdays will be February 7, 14, 21, & 28
from noon to 2:30 p.m. There are 33 classes on the
campus of WKU in Bowling Green and four available at
the Kentucky Science Center in Louisville. Through a
hands-on, minds-on approach to learning, students
explore and investigate math, art, science, history,
writing, music and performance under the thoughtful
guidance of experienced teachers and in the company
of enthusiastic, like-minded peers. For more information
see or
contact The Center at [email protected] or
If you want your kids to exercise, it helps if you do.
If they see you moving,
they know it’s a normal, important part of life that can be fun!
St. Joseph School
Blood Drive
Tuesday, January 27
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Located in the Parish Hall
To schedule an appointment:
sponsor code: saintjosephschool
Save the Date:
Father-Daughter Dance
Friday, February 20th
7 - 9 p.m.
SJ Parish Hall
*More information to come
Congratulations to SJS overall winners:
Spelling Bee Champion: Aashka Sheth
Geography Bee Champion: Ethan Rutter
Class Winners
50/50 CLUB
50 chances to win $50 weekly!
Congratulations: Tim Risher
$20 for 1 ticket. After a name is drawn it is placed back in
the drum for a chance to be drawn again. Additional tickets
available in Development Office. Don’t forget to purchase
your tickets – you might be a winner.
Best of luck to the Speech Team in their tournament in
LaRue County this Saturday! GO SAINTS!
Spelling Bee
Geography Bee
4-Watt: Brady Brohm
4-Herbst: John David Abbott
5-Larimore: Natalie Duncan
5-Anthony: Sahil Chhabra
6-Dieball: Ross Chandler
6-Maier: Jason Duncan
7-Jennings: Anne Lawless
7-Taylor: Aken Chani
8-Lynn: Aashka Sheth
8-May: Sam Vitale
Brady Brohm
Trey Meyer
Wes Youngquist
Bryer Bice
Alice Whitaker
John French
Paul Warrell
Ethan Rutter
Carlos Quintanilla
Madison Feria
Pope John Paul II High School is accepting Financial Aid
applications for 2015-16 school year. Go to and
click on Admissions for more information. Financial Aid
application deadline for the next school year is February 20, 2015.
The mission of St. Joseph Interparochial School is to teach as Jesus did, challenging students to embrace the Gospel message,
to achieve their academic best, and to make a positive difference in the world.
St. Joseph School
Honor Roll – 2nd Quarter
4th Grade
John David Abbott
Lola Aikins
Kaylee Angel
Brady Brohm
Ava Coffman
Cates Duncan
Ava Elliott
Kayja Moses
Sakura Ogawa
Emma Rutter
Addie Zoellner
5th Grade
Claire Allen
Audrey Cowan
Lillie Doszak
Barrett Garvin
Christian Hammond
Richie Humbert
Anna Jennings
Jackson Kington
Dillon Maners
Sofia Martin
Trey Meyer
Carson Morgan
Joaquin Pineyrua
Charlotte Powers
Isabella Sills
Hallie Jo Simpson
Anna Catherine Smith
Faith Wilson
AJ Wood
6th Grade
Delaney Duncan
Simra Kazmi
Shane Shankar
Erica Smith
Joey Breslin
Caroline Cravens
Cole Curtiss
Blake Ginter
Aiden McClelland
Olivia Overmohle
Patrick Scott
7th Grade
Sydney Baumgarten
Ross Chandler
Anna Edds
Emily Feria
Elijah Hammond
Erin Heltsley
Samuel McGrath
Natalie Mills
Ava Priest
Mason Simpson
Rohan Singh
Railey Stonex
Alice Whitaker
Anne Elizabeth Zoellner
8th Grade
Beth Anthony
Sophie Baumgarten
Madison Feria
Rachel Heltsley
Nick Malmquist
Campbell Mattingly
Rithik Reddy
Aashka Sheth
Jessica Sutton
Sam Vitale
Bryer Bice
Sahil Chhabra
Drew Law
Curtis Lin
David Naing
Anmol Sandhu
Will Wininger
Reagan Burgess
Amber Ferrell
Bria Garvin
Annemarie Knutson
Kate Lawless
Clara Manning
Luke Overmohle
Samantha Sutton
Aken Chani
Morgan Dobelstein
Sean Hogan
Ethan Rutter
Ivan Drobocky
Carson Kelley
Charlie Key
Christie Lin
Haley McGee
Bo Morton
Erin Nerland
Lauren Richardson
Riley Thompson
Paul Warrell
Luke Wininger