Sacred Relics Of The Saints At Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, Oct 1

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 3710 Augusta Rd., Greenville, SC, will present a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics on Monday, October 1, at 7:00 pm.  Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross will be there with his very special ministry to teach about these holy objects.  He will bring with him over 150 relics, some as old as 2000 years.  Among the treasures will be relics of St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux (the “Little Flower”), St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Faustina Kowalska.  For more information, contact the church office at: 864-422-1648.

Varsity Volleyball Continues Perfect Region Play Record

The Knights Varsity Volleyball team is having another crushing season under the leadership of Coach Jan Carino! After Thursday night’s victory over Southside Christian, the girls continue to be undefeated in region play with a perfect record of 9-0. The team will head to Atlanta this weekend to play in the Southern Invitational which features top teams from South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina.

Senior Kyra Thompson recorded her 1,000th kill last weekend while playing in the Dorman tournament and was recognized Thursday night, while fellow senior Lauren DeLo was named one of the MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week!

Congratulations ladies! GO KNIGHTS!

Varsity Girls Tennis Sweeps Landrum 4-0

SJCS defeated Landrum High School Thursday 4-0. Three individual matches were rained out but the match had already been decided.

Singles:

Line 1:  Julia Jacques (SJCS) defeated Lindsey Hardin (LHS) 6-0, 6-0
Line 2:  Adrianna Delacruz (SJCS) defeated Lexie Hardin (LHS) 6-2, 6-1
Line 3:  Helen Kopscik (SJCS) defeated Laura Pryor (LHS) 6-0, 6-0
LIne 4:  Caroline Gallagher (SJCS) defeated Anna Kuykendall (LHS) 6-0, 6-0

The following matches were rained out:
Singles
Line 5:  Ava Quigley (SJCS) was leading Sophia Bennett (LHS) 6-0

Doubles:
Line 1 Adrianna Delacruz/Grayson Malcomb (SJCS) was leading Lindsey Hardin/Lexie Hardin(LHS) 1-0
Line 2:  Emily Mullins/Meredith Wiper (SJCS) was leading Ella Fogle/ Marki Hastings(LHS) 3-0

 

Girls Varsity Tennis Defeats Southside Christian

St. Joseph’s Catholic School Girls Varsity Tennis team defeated Southside Christian School Girls Varsity Tennis team Wednesday in a hard fought 5-2 victory. Congratulations ladies!

Singles:
Line 1:  Zoe Dinkel (SCS) defeated Julia Jacques (SJCS) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0
Line 2:  Marta Ratkowski (SJCS) defeated Tessa Davis (SCS) 6-1, 6-2
Line 3:  Adrianna Delacruz (SJCS) defeated Kyra Verostek (SCS) 6-4, 6-4
Line 4:  Caroline Curran (SJCS) defeated Tatum Greene (SCS) 6-4, 6-4
Line 5:  Emily Mullins (SJCS) defeated Farah King (SCS)  6-4, 6-1

Doubles:
Line 1:  Julia Jacques/Caroline Curran (SJCS) defeated Zoe Dinkel/Tessa Davis (SCS) 6-3, 6-1
Line 2:  Frances Masaschi/Olivia Gilkeson (SCS) defeated Helen Kopscik/Ava Quigley (SJCS) 6-1, 3-6, 1-0

 

Students Prepare to Work Voting Polls in November

On Saturday, September 22, thirty St. Joe’s students attended the poll workers training class put on by the Greenville County Election Commission. In anticipation of the November 6th South Carolina midterm and gubernatorial elections, these students were sworn in as official poll workers and instructed how to setup the voting stations, how to interact with voters, and diffuse various situations that may arise. The students were also taught about voting security and the functionality of South Carolina ballot machines, which are strictly internal mechanisms and therefore unable to be “hacked” or connected to an external device.

Mrs. Meby Carr, who teaches AP US History and AP US Government, is always pleased with the strong turn out of SJCS students who volunteer to serve at the polls each year. “The great thing about serving as a poll worker is that it allows the students to civically engage and have a stake in the process, even if they aren’t old enough to vote,” Mrs. Carr says. An additional ten students are signed up to attend the training, and will bring the total of SJCS student volunteers to forty on election day.

 

Knights Football to be Fox Carolina/98.1 FM Game of the Week

 

 

Come out tonight and support your Knights Football team as we play our first Region game at home against #6 ranked Southside Christian at 7:30pm. This is also our Military Appreciation night. We will be honoring member of the Armed Services throughout the evening, especially during halftime. You will not want to miss it. Also, anyone with a Military ID will be admitted to the game free of charge.

Finally, we are excited to announce that our game has been chosen by Fox Carolina TV in partnership with Hot 98.1 radio to be their Game of the Week. This will include a Fox camera person and reporter giving live updates to Fox Carolina news that evening and 98.1 will be here hosting games and giveaways as well as broadcasting the game on the radio.

It’s going to be an exciting night, so come on out and cheer on our guys for a Region victory!!

Varsity Swimming Celebrates Senior Night with Double Victory

The St. Joseph’s Swim teams competed against both Brashier and Southside Christian Tuesday night, and both our boys and girls teams came out victorious!

Boys
St. Joseph’s vs. Southside Christian School,  210 – 54
St. Joseph’s vs. Brashier Middle College,  203 – 59

Girls
St. Joseph’s vs. Southside Christian School, 264 – 15
St. Joseph’s vs. Brashier Middle College, 157 – 122

 

This is our last dual meet before Saturday’s region meet, and was our senior recognition night as well. Congratulations to our thirteen seniors: Ellie Cassidy, Anthony Cinquemani, Maria Clark, Leo Gibson, Madison Koontz, Jack Lonergan, Emerson Pace, Katy Permanente, Marie Schemitsch, Derek Sheldon, Megan Uprichard, Liam Walker, and Maegan White.

Knights in the Spotlight: Mrs. Wanda Jaraczewski

 

Knights In The Spotlight is a new feature highlighting students, staff, faculty, and families in the St. Joseph’s community! Today, we’re introducing our Director of the Middle School, Mrs. Wanda Jaraczewski (or Mrs. J). New to St. Joseph’s and the Greenville area, Mrs. J and her family come to us from Kenosha, Wisconsin. She can be seen every morning greeting the middle school students at the door by name, and throughout the middle school during the day. Say hello next time you see her!

2nd Real Love Real Life Program to Begin Monday

Family Honor begins its 2nd Real Love Real Life program at St. Joseph’s Catholic School on Monday. Forty  families are registered again this year. This packed house of students and parents will come to St. Joseph’s for 3 nights to learn about the beauty of our human call to love and the virtue of chastity that allows each of us to love and be loved rightly. This program for 7th and 8th graders is co-sponsored by St. Joseph’s, St. Mary’s and Our Lady of the Rosary. We also co-sponsoring a spring program for 5th and 6th graders called Changes and Challenges, so stay tuned for details!

National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Students Named

The next round of National Merit Scholars have been announced, and we are pleased to report that St. Joseph’s is once again well represented. As previously reportedAnthony Cinquemani and Joshua Powers were named National Merit Semifinalists out of a class of 109 seniors. We are excited to share that former Knight Benjamin Williams has also been named a Semifinalist. Williams and his family relocated away from the area, but the SJCS family would like to recognize his inclusion in this achievement. Ranked in the top one percent of the nation’s high school students, these seniors will be notified in February 2019 of their standing as Finalist.

In addition to the Semifinalists, St. Joseph’s students Luke Cunniffe and Liliana Jaraczewski have been named Commended Students. These students placed among the top 50,000 of more than 1.6 million students who entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT).

Bring a Friend Day Registration Open Through October 26

 

Middle School Bring a Friend Day

Join us Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Online Registration must be completed by parent of visiting student
no later than Friday, October 26, 2018

Register Today

Would your son or daughter like to see what life is like at St. Joe’s?  Students currently in grades 5-7 are encouraged to visit our middle school for a half day of classes and lunch on November 6th. Greenville County Schools have this day off, and we open up our middle school classrooms to visitors on this day to allow prospective or current middle school students the chance to spend time on our campus as the guest of one of our students. Don’t know a St. Joe’s middle school student? No worries! We will find a host for your child.


GUIDELINES

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Parents of visiting students must complete the online form no later than Friday, October 26, 2018.  Due to classroom size, we reserve the right to limit the number of visitors, and forms will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis. We have been filled to capacity in years’ past, and in order to adequately plan for this event, we simply cannot accept requests after October 26th.

FRIEND ATTENDS/DOES NOT ATTEND SJCS: If your child has a middle school friend who currently attends SJCS, and this SJCS friend has agreed to host your son/daughter, please indicate that on the registration form, along with the name of this friend’s parent and email address. If your child does not know a SJCS middle school student but would like to attend this event, please indicate this option on the registration form and we will pair him/her up with a current SJCS middle school student who has volunteered to host.

TWO HALF-DAY SESSIONS: Indicate your choice of morning or afternoon session (see arrival and pickup times below). When one session fills up, you will be notified that your child will need to attend the other session.  

DRESS GUIDELINES: Visitors may dress casually and may wear denim. Visitors should also wear tennis shoes to participate in PE class.

LUNCH: Please indicate your child’s lunch option on the registration form, indicating whether your child will bring a bag lunch or $5.00 to purchase food in our cafeteria. This will assist us in planning how much food to have on hand that day. Our chef will be offering chicken fingers and mac & cheese on this day as the featured entrée; other food items are available for purchase.

FRONT OFFICE CHECK-IN AND PICK-UP: All friends are visitors; therefore, friends must check in and be picked up at the Front Office. Friends may not enter or exit through any other door.  

ARRIVAL/PICK-UP TIMES: Morning session visitors should arrive at 7:30 AM and must be picked up at 11:20 AM. Afternoon session visitors should arrive by 10:30 AM and must be picked up at 3:00 PM. Visitors may attend only one session (either morning or afternoon) in order to leave spots open for all students who wish to attend.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Jenny Starks, Admissions Associate, at jstarks@sjcatholicschool.org.

Luke Bynum Fox Carolina Player of the Week

Congratulations to Knights QB Luke Bynum on being voted the Fox Carolina Player of the Week by more than 50% of the vote! Bynum’s performance during Week 4 against West Oak led to a dominant 45-0 victory for the Knights. His highlights for the game included 126 pass yards, 2 pass touchdowns, 64 rush yards, and 3 rush touchdowns.

Thank you Knights for getting out the vote!

Sixth Grade Academy Holds Bible Blessing

As the sixth graders settle into the routine of classes in the Academy, they are preparing to begin their study of the Old Testament scriptures. Before they dive in to the book of Genesis, however, the Academy invited Father Duncan to hold a special Blessing of the Bibles.

 

The students brought their bibles from home and listened as Father Duncan explained reverence for the Holy Scriptures, how they can be a part of everyday life and help the students to know Christ. The children learned from the words of St. Paul that, “All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

 

Father Duncan also explained how reverence for their bibles also means they should use their bibles, marking them up with highlighters and writing notes and questions in the margins as they create a habit of praying with the scriptures.

As part of the blessing service, the students all received a laminated card with bible references they could read when they are going through difficult times or feeling sad and remember how God loves them.

Coach Frank Kucinic Named to All Century Team

Coach Kucinic with his mother and sister at the awards ceremony.

On September 15, St. Joseph’s boys varsity soccer coach Frank Kucinic was named to the All 20th Century Soccer Team for Lakeland Community College. This honor was bestowed to a very limited number of players from the history of the school’s program, where Coach Kucinic began his collegiate soccer career. Though his time at the school was brief before transferring to West Virginia University, Coach Kucinic made a lasting impact on the program, as well as leading his team as captain and lead goal scorer, as well as being named Ohio All-Conference, All-Region XII, and All-American.

St. Joseph’s is fortunate to have Coach Kucinic lead our boys varsity soccer program, which has claimed 9 State Championships. Congratulations and we look forward to the coming soccer season!

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