School News

School News


Reagan Kelly, Madeline Jenkins and Sofia Lopez were awarded the Ann Powell Memorial Senior Excellence Award for Cumulative All-A Honor Roll from Clarke Central High School.   These three amazing young women are graduates from SJS! Their consistent commitment to strive for academic excellence for the last four years is fantastic!  
#sjsathens 


 They have arrived! Most of the new books purchased from Little Shop of Stories with our Book Fair proceeds are in. Mrs. Chapman will have to work extra diligently this week to get them catalogued, labeled and in the hands of our SJS Super Readers! 
#iLoveBooks!  #ReadingCounts@SJS  #LittleShopofStories #ReadingGivesYouSuperPowers


SJS Has Talent!

Students had a blast showcasing their many talents following the completion of testing week.  Seasoned emcees and student leaders helped Ms. Gresham and Coach Little run a smooth show, which proved to be quite entertaining!  A variety of talents were exhibited, which truly demonstrated the array of skills and interests held by our student body.


 
Busted Being IB
 
 
Ms. Candelario and 3rd grade BUSTED BEING Open Minded today outside! Her students created a "Peace Pond!" It's equipped with a pad for you to kneel on to pray! They were open minded because technically they had to bend some rules to be able to move rocks and sticks around the playground - but their product is something we can all enjoy and we are sure made God smile!!!
 
 
 
 
 
Catholic Schools Week 
 

To start off Catholic Schools Week, we had “Student Appreciation Day”, which was a pajama day for the students and teachers, who also showed their appreciation for the students by performing a dance where they “expressed their love” for the students. They also held games for each grade to play following their performance. We traveled to Atlanta for a special mass by Archbishop Gregory, at Christ our King Cathedral. To wrap up the week, we had a book fair (all week) and grandparents day on Friday. By Claire


In Art classes, SJS students are researching, sketching, drawing, and painting Monarch Butterflies with "green" liquid watercolors (made from dried "dead" markers). SJS will be a part of the 21st annual "Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration" with students across North America. Some of our kids, through Science and Social Studies classes, will join over 60,000 students in the United States and Canada to create symbolic butterflies this fall and send them to Mexico for the winter. At the monarch sanctuaries in Mexico, children will protect the butterflies and send them north in the spring. The symbolic butterflies build bridges of communication between students in Mexico, the United States, and Canada. United by the monarch butterfly, children across North America learn authentic lessons of conservation, cooperation, and ambassadorship. Art classes, SJS students are researching,sketching, drawing and painting with "green" liquid watercolors (made from dried "dead" markers) Monarch Butterflies. SJS will be a part of the  21st annual "Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration" with students across North America. Some of our kids, through Science and SS classes with Mrs. Ward & Ms. Moore, will join over 60,000 students in the United States and Canada to create symbolic butterflies this fall and send them to Mexico for the winter. At the monarch sanctuaries in Mexico, children will protect the butterflies and send them north in the spring. The symbolic butterflies build bridges of communication between students in Mexico, the United States, and Canada. United by the monarch butterfly, children across North America learn authentic lessons of conservation, cooperation, and ambassadorship. 


Our annual magazine drive has begun! Our Goal this year is to bring in $5,000! Meeting this goal will fund the Home & School Association events, other school events and supplement the school’s operational costs. Anyone, from across the US; businesses, family and friends can renew or purchase a new magazine to over 600 titles.

All ordering will be done online this year. If you already have an account, you can login using your previous login and password, update your student information, and begin ordering! If not, follow these simple steps to support St. Joseph Catholic Parish School:

  1.  Go to www.gaschoolstore.com
  2.  Under the section for Parents and Students, click on Register Now.
  3.  Enter our school code: 2555233
  4.  Order items and they will get shipped directly to you! 

This year we will collect reach out books only. For any student who returns a reach out book with at least 7 names and addresses in it, they will receive an emoji keychain and some candy!


Fall Festival is already here! And we have an ATV that can be yours.

Raffle drawing of the ATV will be held November 5th 5:00 PM During our Fall Festival event.  The tickets are $10 each.  There will be prizes for the top selling class and the top selling family.

Top class: GA Aquarium field trip with lunch in the aquarium included and tour guided visit. All expenses paid for all students in the class, teacher(s) and 6 chaperones. Teacher receives $100 gift card.  

Top Family: A family (4) weekend vacation in Savannah GA. 1 night hotel at the Hyatt Regency Savannah and a $120 gift certificate from Olde Pink House Steakhouse in Savannah. 

Tickets are on your way!


No!, we are not leaving our Chromebooks... we are recycling them and moving on. 

We are excited about the new technology that will be implemented at our campus this school year.  We are updating our infrastructure to support a more robust wi-fi experience for our students.  We are also introducing multiple devices in all grade levels.  Our students will have access to iPads, chromebooks, Macbooks, Lenovo Yogas and Microsoft Surfaces.  The mix of different devices, operating systems and apps will allow our students to be more adaptable and successful when they leave SJS as a graduate.  The additional devices are also powerful enough that they will allow us to teach advanced applications such as robotics, 3-D printing, animation, coding and other more complex multimedia applications.