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SJCS Students Welcomed into Church at Easter

This year at the Easter Vigil Mass, five St. Joseph’s students were confirmed in the Catholic Church, with two of those also being baptized. It was a wonderful night of celebration and joy in our Risen Savior! All the sponsors were in some way SJCS community members, either students, teacher, spouse, or alum. Congratulations! Elizabeth Armstrong (sponsor: Mrs. Shawna Fesler) […]

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Seniors Honored at Spring Athletic Signings

On April 19th, four members of the Class of 2017 were honored at an Athletic Signing Ceremony recognizing their commitment to continue their athletic careers at their colleges of choice. Micah Banks will be playing basketball at Columbia International University, Caleb Coleman will be playing basketball at Johnson and Wales University, Drew Luzzatti will be playing soccer at Oglethorpe University, and Liam Martin will be running […]

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THIRD QUARTER HONOR ROLL ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to all of our students who made the Third Quarter Honor Roll! We are proud of your hard work and dedication. View Honor Roll Roster

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Rising Freshmen Named St. Joseph’s Scholars

Congratulations to SJCS rising ninth graders Jessica Gerac and Sara Gushue, who were recently selected as the recipients of the St. Joseph’s Scholar Award. This scholarship, awarded annually to two incoming freshmen, recognizes academic excellence. Both girls are current eighth graders at SJCS.

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Boys and Girls Lacrosse Qualifies for Playoffs

Congratulations to our girls and boys lacrosse teams for qualifying for the Class AAAA state playoffs. The boys team received a four seed in the Upper State bracket and will host Eastside High School today at 5:30 PM. The girls team are the sixth seed and will travel to Greenville High School today. That game will be played at Sirrine […]

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Boys Varsity Golf Beats GMC

St. Joseph’s, missing its two best players because of spring break, put together solid rounds by four players to beat Greer Middle College 181-195 Monday at The Preserve at Verdae. The Knights (8-2-1) were led by sophomore Ryan Gorman who shot a 3-over 38. Junior Greg Hazelhurst contributed a solid 40 while seventh-grader Joey Clary had a 49. Junior Robby […]

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Honors Physics Tries New Circuitry Labs

In February, teacher Julie Schroeder attended the American Association of Physics Teachers Conference in Atlanta. At that conference, she learned about many new labs and was excited to bring them back to her students at St. Joe’s! Honors Physics performed a lab using Squishy Circuits, in which students learned about what qualities affect an object’s resistance. Specifically, they observed how the […]

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Campus Cleanup with Greensteps

Many thanks to the fourteen juniors who came out to help keep our campus looking beautiful! These students spend their morning picking up litter around our campus and by the surrounding roads. We appreciate your service!

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STEM Scouts Experiment with Hydraulics

The STEM Scouts are at it again! Last month, the students learned about hydraulics, constructing their own working hydraulic arms and using them to pick up everyday objects. The hands-on project was an extremely engaging way to learn the principals involved and the students really enjoyed constructing their arms! Thanks to teachers Joanna McLucas and Keith Perham for this project! […]

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Varsity Boys Tennis Training Hard

Boys Varsity Tennis is putting in the hours this season! Coach Kevin Meyer says that the majority of his team trains 4 to 5 days a week, combining team practices and individual clinics to improve their game. The team is fairly young, mostly 8th and 9th grade, and show great dedication. “They’re excited, and have a positive attitude” Coach Meyer says. […]

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2017 Spring Art Show Results

Be sure to stop in the library while you are here for the Spring Musical to view this year’s Art Show! Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to our winners! Best of Show – “Pretty Hurts”, Lizzy Latham High School awards: 1st place tie – “A Portrait of My Grandfather”, Lauren Miller “My Vanity”, Rachel Hall 2nd place […]

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Castillo Sets State Record in Lacrosse

The Boys Lacrosse team won its first game of the season on Friday, March 17th against Woodmont with a score of 25-16. Junior Christian Castillo set a state record with most goals in a single game, 11, widely beating the previous record of 8 goals. He also had the 2nd most points scored in a game with 12, 11 goals and 1 […]

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Track & Field Shows Strong at Coaches Classic and Landrum Cardinal Relays

This past Saturday, Ford McCoy and Annika Bissinger competed in the 800 meter and 1600 meter races at the Coaches Classic Track Meet in Columbia against the top runners in the entire state of South Carolina. Annika came in 3rd out of 93 in the 800m and 2nd out of 95 in the 1600m. Ford came in 2nd out of […]

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Varsity Baseball Defeats CCES at Fluor Field

The Varsity Baseball team pulled a decisive victory over Christ Church with their 3-0 win at Fluor Field March 23rd. It was a great game with a whole-team effort to keep the shut out! The game is an annual tradition between St. Joe’s and CCES, and part of Fluor Field’s high school game series hosted in March for the top […]

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World History Class “Historical Speed Dating”

  Marla Palmer‘s 9th Grade World History class took a new twist on their studies with a “Historical Speed Dating” activity. The students researched a historical character from ancient Greece or Rome, created a fake Facebook profile of that character and presented that character in three minutes to another character in their class. They rotated during Alpha and Omega periods. They […]

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St. Joe’s Welcomes Seminarian Alumni

This week we were thrilled to have two of our alumni – Alex Foley (’16) and Matthew Bauer (’15) – home for a quick visit! Both are studying for the priesthood at Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas. We were also pleased to welcome their fellow seminarian and classmate Matthew Curley, also from our diocese. Please keep these young men and all […]

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TRACE Hosts Stress Management Speaker

This week, TRACE – Teens Rising Against Challenges Every day – welcomed Mrs. Virginia Miller, a local therapist who specializes in stress and trauma issues. Mrs. Miller spoke with students about stress and anxiety as experienced particularly by teenagers and students. It was a great opportunity to learn about personal care and strategies for successfully navigating these challenges!

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Boys Varsity Golf Continues Winning Streak

Ben Loudermilk shot a one-over 37 this Thursday at The Preserve at Verdae to lead the St. Joseph’s boys golf team to a dual match victory against Eastside High. Senior Sean Miller had a 38 while junior Greg Hazelhurst fired a 41 and sophomore Ryan Gorman shot 44. St. Joseph’s (3-0) has a busy week next week with matches Monday, […]

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Middle School Chess Club Takes Second in SCISA Chess Tournament

The Middle School Chess Club traveled to Sumter, SC on March 14th for the annual South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) Chess Tournament. The team led the competition for most of the day, and brought home the second place trophy! SJCS team members included Baxter Barrett, Kimsey Fiddie, Juan Gacha, Emily Gushue, Sara Gushue, Tyler Harvey, Lyle Jones, Josh Lagleva, […]

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SJCS Bands Compete in SCISA Music Festival

After a hiatus of several years, we are pleased to announce that 65 SJCS students in two different band groups performed in Columbia this past weekend in the SCISA Music Festival at the USC School of Music. Our sixth grade band received a rating of excellent and our seventh and eighth grade, auditioned only “Festival Band”, received a superior rating. The […]

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2017 SJCS GALA TUITION RAFFLE TICKETS ON SALE

We are pleased to announce a new addition to this year’s Annual Auction Gala festivities – a raffle for one year of free tuition! Tickets will be limited and we expect them to sell out quickly, so purchase yours today!

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Walker Fann Takes 3rd at State Wrestling Tournament

The St. Joe’s Wrestling team had a great season! Josh Read (8th grade) qualified for the Middle School state championship at 104 lbs., and Walker Fann (9th grade) qualified for the JV state championship at 113 lbs. Fann placed 4th at the 2A/1A Upper State championship, and qualified for the Varsity State Championship at 113 pounds. In the Individual State Wrestling […]

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Boys Golf Wins Season Opener

St. Joseph’s boys varsity golf team won its season opener Wednesday against Greer Middle College and Brasier Middle College at Greer Country Club. The Knights (2-0) were led by senior Sean Miller who posted a 3-under 33 including birdies on his last three holes. Junior Ben Loudermilk and sophomore Ryan Gorman each had a 37. SJCS junior Greg Hazelhurst shot […]

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SECOND QUARTER HONOR ROLL ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to all of our students who made the Second Quarter Honor Roll! We are proud of your hard work and dedication. View Honor Roll Roster

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2016-17 WINTER SPORTS AWARDS & HONORS

Varsity Girls Basketball (3rd in Region) All-Region: CeCe Hendricks, Maeve McNamara PAA Greenville County All-Star game selection: Maeve McNamara Team Awards MVP: Maeve McNamara Most Improved: Brittany Morris Knight Award: Kevondrea Haynes, CeCe Hendricks Varsity Boys Basketball (1st in Region) All-Region: Micah Banks, Caleb Coleman, Jared Rex FCA Greenville County vs. Spartanburg County All-Star game selection: Micah Banks PAA Greenville […]

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NEW Middle School Scholarship Opportunities

St. Joseph’s Catholic School is offering two middle school scholarship opportunities for incoming 6th grade students. The scholarship will cover 50% of tuition for each winning applicant and is renewable for two consecutive years contingent upon the applicant maintaining A/B grades and an excellent disciplinary record throughout middle school. All rising 6th grade students applying for admission for the 2017-18 […]

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