Technology & Engineering Experience – Jan 10

On January 10th, our students will have a opportunity to sit down with SJCS alumni and hear about the career paths they are pursuing during the kickoff event for the Technology & Engineering Experience – a SJCS initiative to provide our students with fresh insights and personal interaction with careers in these fields.
The alumni panel on January 10th will be held during HS lunch in the Meeting Room and will feature the following St. Joseph’s alumni:
  • Jack Valente, ’16 – Freshman Wofford College, Computer Science
  • Brandon Morris, ’16 – Freshman Clemson – Computer Engineering
  • Stanley Bikulege, ’14 – Junior Carnegie Mellon University – Student Athlete; Mechanical Engineer, Business Minor
  • Natalie Rogers, ’14 – Junior Clemson, Chemical Engineer, Food Science minor
  • Seth Kiser, ’11 – Civil Engineer -works locally at Toole Design Spartanburg

If you are involved in these fields and would like to share your expertise, give a tour, etc we would like to connect with you. Please fill out this form to be added to our contact list. Contact Mary Cummings at with any questions.

2016-17 Fall Sports Awards & Honors


Varsity Girls Golf (1st in Region, 5th in State)

All-Region- Emma Curran, Kaitlyn Dumit, Carleigh Noonan
Co-Region Coach of the Year – Mark Matlock

Team Awards
MVP – Carly Lyvers
MIP – Emma Curran

Varsity Girls Volleyball (1st in Region, 1st in State)

Co-Region Player of the Year- Allison Whitten
All-Region- Leah Saunders, Kaely Thompson, Allison Whitten
AA Player of the Year – Allison Whitten
All-State – Kaely Thompson, Alliston Whitten
North/South All-Star Selection- Leah Saunders, Kaely Thompson
Region Coach of the Year – Jan Carino
1A State Champions – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
AA State Champions – 2016

Team Awards
Coach’s Award – Maria Bartell
MVP – Leah Saunders, Kaely Thompson, Allison Whitten

Varsity Girls Swimming (2nd in Region, 7th in State)

All-Region- Elizabeth Loudermilk, Katy Permanente

Team Awards
MVP – Katy Permanente
Coach’s Award – Maegan White
MIP – Kaitlyn Meade
Spirit Award – Sophie Coburn

Varsity Boys Swimming (1st in Region, 5th in State)

All-Region – Liam Walker
Co-Swimmer of the Year – Liam Walker
Region Coach of the Year – Becky Van Evera

Team Awards
MVP – Liam Walker
Coach’s Award – Ryan Byrne
MIP – Ethan Montes
Spirit Award – Derek Sheldon

Varsity Girls Tennis (2nd in Region, Upper State Finals)

All-Region – Caroline Curran, Ashley Zuchowski

Team Awards
MVP – Ashley Zuchowski
Coach’s Award – Brynn Reese
MIP – Chandler Fann
Knight Award – Caroline Curran

Varsity Girls Cross Country (3rd in Region, 1st in State)

All-Region- Annika Bissinger, Caroline Linen
All-County – Annika Bissinger
All-State – Annika Bissinger, Bryn Bissinger, Caroline Linen, Anna Thompson, Katherine Uprichard

Team Awards
MVP – Anna Thompson
Coach’s Award – Annika Bissinger

Varsity Boys Cross Country (1st in Region, 1st in State)

All-Region – Alfredo Diaz-Santillan, Ford McCoy, Brendan McTigue, Zac Palmer, Josh Powers
All-County – Ford McCoy
All-State – Alfredo Diaz-Santillan, Ford McCoy, Zac Palmer, Josh Powers, Brendan McTigue, Tristian McTigue
Individual Region Champion – Ford McCoy
Individual 1A State Champion – Ford McCoy
Shrine Bowl Run – Ford McCoy
Greenville News All-Upstate Cross Country Team – Ford McCoy, Brendan McTigue
Region Runner of the Year – Ford McCoy
State Runner of the Year – Ford McCoy
Region Coach of the Year – George Carr

Team Awards
MVP – Ford McCoy
Coach’s Award – Tristan McTigue
MIP – Brendan McTigue
Leadership – Spalding Latham

Varsity Boys Football (5th in Region)

HSSR All-State – Luke Bikulege
All-Region – Luke Bikulege, Nick Dew, Travis Griffin
Greenville News Player of the Week – Luke Bikulege
Fox News Player of the Week – Luke Bikulege

Team Awards
MVP – Luke Bikulege
MIP – Blake Rogers
Offensive Player of the Year – Travis Griffin
Defensive Player of the Year – Jacob Johanning
Defensive Player of the Year – Nick McElveen
Coaches Award – Luke Bynum

MidKnight Riders Household Prepares for Christmas


img_1007-1The middle school girl’s household the MidKnight Riders got in the Christmas spirit early in November! Household mom Emily Getz put the girls in touch with the needs of a local 10 year old girl, who they immediately decided to adopt for Christmas. The girls shopped from her Christmas wish list and spent time together wrapping gifts while listening to Christmas music. Thanks to household leader Lynn Connelly and her MidKnight Riders girls and parents for their generous hearts in sharing the love of Christ in Greenville!

Middle School Beta Club Run/Walk for Make A Wish


Wednesday December 7, the Middle School Beta Club will be holding a charity run/walk for the Make A Wish Foundation. In 2016, Make A Wish South Carolina was able to grant 180 wishes to children suffering with life threatening illnesses, right here in South Carolina.   There are currently 226 children waiting for their wishes to be granted. Please join us Wednesday on the football field from 1:30 to 3:00 PM for some Christmas fun and fellowship!

We will run or walk laps around the football field while listening to Christmas music.     Prizes will be awarded for the best Christmas attire, most money raised and longest distance completed! All are welcome. We ask that you bring a monetary donation for Make a Wish South Carolina to participate.  Please come join us and help make wishes come true here in South Carolina!

Please contact Jean Crosby at for more information, or download the event flyer!

SJCS Students Selected For Limestone College Middle School Honor Band


St. Joseph’s 8th grade students Kimsey Fiddie, Noelle Shorter, and Garrett VanEvera were selected to participate in the Limestone College Middle School Honor Band Clinic November 17-19. During the three day clinic, students received instruction provided by top-quality clinicians and the opportunity to perform alongside highly talented students from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Congratulations on this honor, and keep up the great work! We’re proud of you!

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Middle School “Bring A Friend To School” Day


Middle School “Bring A Friend To School” Day
January 13, 2017


Registration closed Friday, January 6, 2017

28Would 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 January 13th. While Greenville County Schools have this day off, we open up our middle school classrooms to visitors on this one 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.


DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Parents of visiting students must complete the online form no later than Friday, January 6, 2017. 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. In order to adequately plan for this event, we cannot accept requests after January 6th.

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.

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 at 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 direct any questions to Jenny Starks, Admissions Associate, at

St. Albert the Great Middle School Science Fair


The Science Department hosted their annual St. Albert the Great Middle School Science Fair on November 16 in celebration of its namesake, a Doctor of the Church and Patron of Scientists. The afternoon was open for family viewing as eighth graders presented their science fair projects, seventh grade students presented their inventions, and sixth graders presented projects demonstrating scientific concepts.The winners and honorable mention 8th grade students will be invited to participate in the Greenville County Regional Science and Engineering Fair in March.

  • Eighth Grade Science Fair Award Winners:
    • 1st Place – Patricia Sammon: “Under Pressure”
    • 2nd Place – Preston Saad: “Pure Water: Is Dirt the Answer?”
    • 3rd Place – Jessica Gerac: “Are You Easily Influenced”
  • Eighth Grade Honorable Mention:
    • Brigid Alvis: “Visual Perception Deception”
    • Emily Broderick: “How Does Centripetal Force Affect Objects?”
    • Emma Curran: “Do Adults Remember Middle School?”
    • Samuel Dobson: “What Kills Germs the Best?”
    • Reagan Lillibridge: “Comparison of Attractiveness”
    • Tristan McTigue: “Do Runners Have Greater Lung Capacity?”
    • Fielding Pace: “Mascara”
    • Josh Read: “Propeller Designs”
    • Ashley Spikings: “A Sketchy Solution”
    • Ben Tenant: “The Leidenfrost Effect”
  • Seventh Grade Invention Winners:
    • 1st prize – Ashley Zuchowski: “Umpire Powder”
    • 2nd Prize – Sam Nixon: “The Laundry Collector”
    • 3rd Prize – Isabell Adams: “All-In-One-Use Tool”
    • 4th prize – Abbey langdon: “Mop Sock”
  • Seventh Grade Invention Honorable Mentions:
    • Rachael Knoblach
    • Faith Reinstein
    • Taylor Melzer
    • Charlie Covington
    • Carlos Garcia
    • Andres Lindstrom
    • CJ Sahlman
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