We had a lot of students to honor and recognize this past Monday at our annual Honors night for their hard work both inside and outside of the classroom.  We celebrated those students who have excelled in areas of academics, the arts, and service. Congratulations to all our students on their accomplishments! 

This year we had a new award for one freshman, sophomore and junior who have excelled in academics, uphold honorable behavior, have perseverance and respectfulness and maintain good attendance.  Congratulations to Outstanding Freshman, Ian McFarlin, Outstanding Sophomore, Jacob Shepard and Outstanding Junior, Trent Walker.

We had many special senior awards too.  Congratulations to Janey Thorn and Tyler Lattner who received the American Legion Award for exemplifying Courage, Honor, Leadership, Patriotism, Scholarship and Service.

Congratulations to Jennifer Uristegui who received The American Citizenship Award!  She has shown, by her words and actions, that she possesses the qualities and characteristics of citizenship, demonstrated by showing school spirit, community service and an appreciation of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.  

Congratulations to Sarah Shine who received The Tom Llewelyn Award!  This award is given in honor of a beloved member of the SJPII family who played an integral part in promoting the spirit of enthusiasm, joy and positive attitude at St. John Paul II Catholic High School. Sarah exemplifies this attitude and has promoted the spirit of enthusiasm, joy and positive attitude at SJPII. 

Congratulations to Natalie and Savannah Laywell who both received the John J. Koelemij Award for Academic Excellence This award is named for and honors a distinguished gentleman whose dedication to the growth and excellence of St. John Paul II Catholic High School has been unparalleled.  Natalie and Savannah have both shown academic excellence, a dedication to the mission of SJPII Catholic High School and involvement in community service. 

This year we had another new award: The Principal’s Sacred Heart Award.    Congratulations Nicole Cross for receiving this award! Nicole has demonstrated exceptional leadership for the SJPII student body while successfully achieving excellence in intellectual, moral, social, spiritual and physical development. 

Congratulations to Mary Joy DiMarco for receiving the Mother Clelia Award!  Mary Joy displays characteristics of Mother Clelia and is faith-filled, respectful, caring, compassionate, and eager to be of service to others. She freely gives of her time and talent and has a love for all. 

Congratulations to Luke Slay for receiving the St. John Paul II Award! Luke displays characteristics of Saint John Paul II and is faith-filled, respectful, courageous, does the right thing, and eager to be of service to others. He freely gives of his time and talent and reaches out to his classmates. 

Congratulations to our top five students in the Class of 2019: Luke Slay the 5th ranking senior, Nina Ijeoma the 4th ranking senior,  Janey Thorn the 3rd ranking senior, and this year we have co- valedictorians Natalie and Savannah Laywell

We are so very proud of all of them and what they have accomplished at school as well as the many academic and extracurricular activities that they have participated in outside of SJPII.

Please join Bishop Wack, faculty and administration in honoring our Seniors at graduation this coming Sunday at St. Thomas More.    

 We have begun to tighten up on our no headphones policy this past week and will continue to do so until the end of the year.  Students are not allowed to wear headphones in the classroom or in the hallway but may use them during snack time and lunch and after school.   There are a couple of reasons for having this policy.  Students need to be able to hear what is going on around them during the school day.  It also limits the opportunities for the students to be exposed to inappropriate material, and it gives the students an environment that will foster greater socialization and interaction with their classmates and help to build community at SJPII.  We have noticed more interactions with our students because of this policy and hope they will continue to use this as an opportunity to get to know one another better and build relationships.

Upcoming Dates:
May 19th – Graduation – 2pm
May 20th- Junior Ring Ceremony
May 27th- No School Memorial Day
May 28-May 31- Final Exams- half days
May 28th – Period 1 and 2 exams
May 29th – Period 3 and 4 exams
May 30th – Period 5 and 6 exams
May 31st- Period 7  and makeups
May 31st- Last Day of School
June 10th-14th – Summer Theater Camp- Rising 3rd – 8th grade

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