Prospective Parent Night – February 16

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This Thursday, February 16th at 5:30 PM, you are invited for the final group event for the 2017-18 Admissions Season! We welcome all families with rising 6th grade students to come enjoy an informal evening of small group discussion with teachers and administrators on a wide range of topics focusing on our curriculum, co-curricular activities, family connections, the benefits of our single-gender middle school, and the SJCS faith community.

Thursday, February 16th
5:30 – 7:00 PM
SJCS Campus

No RSVP required, so please feel free to bring a friend! Parking will be in the large student lot and enter the building through the doors labeled High School Entrance. We look forward to meeting you!

JV Wrestling Looking Strong

The SJCS JV wrestling team competed in the Greenville County JV Wrestling Tournament with the following wrestlers turning in outstanding performances:

Walker Fann – 1st Place at 113 lbs
Josh Read – 2nd Place at 104 lbs
Ethan Hammond – 3rd Place at 126 lbs
Patrick D’Anjou – 4th Place at 113 lbs

Go Knights!

Art Teacher Deborah Pickard Completes Local Mural

Last year on St. Joseph’s the Worker Day, Elaine Trakas’ Household volunteered at Rolling Green Village, a continuing care retirement community here in Greenville. The Marketing Director asked if the Art Teacher at SJCS could help with a mural she wanted painted, and art instructor Deborah Pickard willingly stood up! In June, she began working on a 210 feet by 8 feet mural on the back outside wall of their main building. On January 15th, it was finally completed!

“I drew the mural over the summer and began painting mid-October. My workers included my family, a few friends, several members of the National Art Honor Society, and Rolling Green residents,” Pickard said. “It became a place of healing, renewal, inspiration and joy for everyone involved and brings these things to the residents, their families and the staff.”

The finished product is truly spectacular and all are invited to a “Mural Open House” on Sunday, January 29 from 1-3 pm.

“Once again,” Pickard said, “being part of the St. Joseph’s family has brought me an opportunity I wouldn’t have had otherwise.”

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SJCS High School Sports Report Awards

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The High School Sports Report has recognized the following SJCS fall athletes and coaches for their achievements during this past fall sports season:

Luke Bikulege- SCHSL Class AA All-State Defense
Annika Bissinger- SCHSL All-State Girl’s Cross Country Team
Coach Jan Carino- SCHSL Class AA Coach of Year
Coach George Carr- SCHSL Class AA Boy’s Cross Country Coach of Year
Coach Marie Kernell- SCHSL Class AA Girl’s Cross Country Coach of Year
Ford McCoy- SCHSL Class AA Boy’s Cross Country Runner of Year
Brenden McTigue- SCHSL All-State Boy’s Cross Country
Leah Saunders- SCHSL All-State Volleyball
Allison Whitten- SCHSL Class AA Volleyball Player of Year

The High School Sports Report will host a banquet for all of the honorees in the state at Seawell’s Restaurant in Columbia on February 26th.

Go Knights!

NHS Offers Free Adult Computer Class

National Honor Society students at St. Joseph’s Catholic School are hosting free computer and technology help covering texting, emails, tablets, iPads, smartphones, laptops, digital picture frames and more on Saturday morning, February 11th from 10:00 am -12:00 noon. The individualized help sessions will guide adults and senior citizens through basic computer, internet, smartphone, and tablet functions. Bring your questions and learn some simple communications basics to keep in touch with friends and family. Space is limited to 25 participants, so please spread the word and call Melissa Broering at (864) 234-9009, ext. 120 to register today!

Together for Greenville Color Run

St. Joseph’s Catholic School and Christ Church Episcopal School, supported by Graphic Cow Company, are pleased to invite the Greenville community to their second annual “Together for Greenville Color Run” to benefit St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School. The Color Run is the spirit week kick-off event for both schools and will take place on Sunday, January 22 from 3-5pm. The two schools will unite to run or walk from St. Joseph’s Catholic School to Christ Church Episcopal School, while being sprayed with color dust by volunteers. After the race, there will be a color party at Christ Church, followed by snacks and hot cocoa, to celebrate the teamwork of the two schools to benefit St. Anthony’s.

Along with the Color Run is a Kiddie Color Run for the younger participants. The Kiddie Color Run will begin simultaneously with the main Color Run. Last year, during the first “Together for Greenville Color Run,” St. Joseph’s Catholic School and Christ Church Episcopal School raised $41,017.40 for St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School. The money made up almost the exact deficit of St. Anthony’s fundraising for the year. The schools are honored to support St. Anthony’s and their mission to foster the lives of their students.