RSVP for Saturday, February 3

Mark Your Calendars for the Best Birthday Party of the Year!

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, the St. Joseph’s family will come together to celebrate the blessings of our first 25 years. Current and past families, alumni, former students and staff members, friends, benefactors, and everyone whose lives have been touched by what God has done through St. Joseph’s Catholic School – we hope that you will all join us for this evening of celebration!

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St. Joseph’s Named to Catholic Education Honor Roll School

We are pleased to announce that St. Joseph’s Catholic School has once again been named to the Catholic Education Honor Roll. The national Honor Roll program is directed by the Cardinal Newman Society and has recognized over 300 high-performing Catholic high schools nationwide since the program’s inception in 2004.

This prestigious honor is awarded to St. Joseph’s Catholic School following a thorough internal and external review of its comprehensive program offerings. The Catholic Education Honor Roll recognizes our strong integration of Catholic identity throughout all our efforts, and our commitment to the Principles of Catholic Identity in Education.

Principles of Catholic Identity in Education articulates elements the Church expects to find in all Catholic schools and which distinguish them from other schools. The principles are derived from Church documents related to education, including the documents of Vatican II, documents from the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education, and the writings of various Popes. The five principles are:

  • Inspired by Divine Mission
  • Models Christian Communion
  • Encounters Christ in Prayer, Scripture, and Sacraments
  • Integrally Forms the Human Person
  • Imparts a Christian Understanding of the World

“The Honor Roll is a helpful tool for families and benefactors in recognizing the quality of a Catholic high school. It is external validation that a school is both focused and successful in meeting the high calling of Catholic schools to serve the well-being and salvation of students and to serve the common good.”

 

 

– Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society

 

To learn more about this program and to see the current list of schools awarded, please visit cardinalnewmansociety.org.

Greenwood Genetics Center Visits Genetics Class

St. Joe’s was recently visited by the Greenwood Genetics Center. The GGC travels around the state to educate students and teachers about medical genetics by holding free labs so the students can have hands on experience. GGC came to St. Joseph’s with a Cancer Gene tracing lab in which the students had to use specific gels to determine if the gene was family inherited. The students enjoyed their hands on experience and we are so thankful to the Greenwood Genetics Center for coming to visit.

Palmetto Fellows Announced

The College Counseling Office recently announced that eighteen students out of a class of 100 seniors have met the qualifications for the Palmetto Fellows Early Award.  Lucas Baumgarten, Christian Castillo, Riley Fesler, Katherine Hudak, Dylan Lane, Anna Catalina Lindstrom, Andrew Lyons, Anthony Minerva, Dominic Mosely, Jonathan Nipert, Joelle Saunders, Megan Seidel, Elizabeth Starks, Francesca Strathern, Brandon Vogt, Charles Williams, Lauren Willoughby, and Caroline Wright met the Early Award requirements by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA scoring a minimum on the SAT and/or on the ACT.  The Palmetto Scholarship recognizes academically talented South Carolina high school seniors and encourages these individuals to attend college in state.  Each Palmetto Fellow may receive a scholarship up to $6,700 during their first year of college. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors may receive up to $7,500 per year.