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18Mar, 2020

Principal News Blast 3.16.20

By |March 18th, 2020|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

Dear St. John Paul II Families, Below is a letter from Superintendent Juhas about the  coronavirus virus and the plan for the entire Diocese in Spanish and English. It is a time to be safe and to be with your families while our entire country deals with this serious situation. I want you to know that we have been monitoring the situation closely and having been planning for the scenario [...]

9Mar, 2020

Principal News Blast 3.9.20

By |March 9th, 2020|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

The 10th annual PTO Wine and Cheese event is April 2 from 6:30-9:30PM at the Governors Club. Tickets are available now! Click button below to purchase your ticket(s) now. We are also in need of volunteers to help set up and run this event. Please click "Volunteer Sign Up" button below to sign up.  Purchase Tickets to "A Southern Affair" Sign Up to Volunteer at "A Southern Affair" 2019-2020 Annual [...]

19Feb, 2020

Principal News Blast 2.18.20

By |February 19th, 2020|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

Cheating of any kind on homework, papers, classwork or tests/assessments is both stealing and misrepresentation.  Plagiarism is intellectually dishonest and therefore a form of thievery.  An Academic Integrity Committee has been established to assist faculty and administration investigate allegations of plagiarism and academic dishonesty.  More information on this committee and the process will be sent out in a separate email. Students will be MAPS testing today and tomorrow. Please remind them to bring iPad to school [...]

11Feb, 2020

Principal News Blast 2.10.20

By |February 11th, 2020|Categories: Principal News Blast|

Progress Reports will be emailed and sent home on Wednesday.  Please review them and if you have any questions or concerns, please email the teacher to discuss. Continue to monitor grades on PowerSchool.    Third quarter ends March 13th. Seniors: 1) Please closely monitor your grades in every class keeping in mind that graduation is on the line! 2) Also, make sure you are working on your service hours. (25 [...]

28Jan, 2020

Principal Blast 1.27.20

By |January 28th, 2020|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

Sophomores: Youth Leadership applications are now available! Applications are due to Mrs. Bayliss on or before February 7th. Go here for application: https://www.leadershiptallahassee.com/programs/youth-leadership-tallahassee/how-to-apply-for-ylt/Report cards for semester 1 have been distributed.  Students have hard copies and data is also available on PowerSchool. Service Hours:  Students MUST complete a minimum of 25 service hours each year! Log your service hours at www.x2Vol.com  This is required for graduation. See email sent today from Mrs. Bayliss [...]

16Jan, 2020

Principal News Blast 1.13.20

By |January 16th, 2020|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

Report Cards will be going home with students today along with PSAT scores. Please remember that you may also view your students progress on PowerSchool. Contact Mrs. McGowan with questions regarding your parent access account at jmcgowan@jpiichs.org. Reminder to Seniors that 100 hours of service is required for graduation (25 per year at SJPII for transfer students). All hours must be stored here:https://www.x2vol.com.  Please contact Mrs. Bayliss with any questions. The AP [...]

9Dec, 2019

Principal News Blast 12.9.19

By |December 9th, 2019|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

Parents, Please partner with us in reinforcing the use of cellphones on campus.  Cellphones must be placed in designated area at the beginning of class and  may not be out at any time during class.  Cell phones can not be used instead of an iPad.  It is the student's responsibility to have a charged iPad for class. Cell phones are only  permitted between classes, snack/lunch and after school.  They are [...]

3Dec, 2019

Principal News Blast 12.2.19

By |December 3rd, 2019|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

Mid-term exams will be December 17-20.  These will be half days.  Teachers have begun reviewing with students so please make sure your child is in attendance every day.  Every class is providing a mid term review for their students.  The mid- term schedule is: December 17th- 8:30 - 10:00- Period 1 10:30 - 12:00- Period 2 December 18th- 8:30 - 10:00- Period 3 10:30 - 12:00- Period 4 December 19th- [...]

20Nov, 2019

Principal News Blast 11.18.19

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

Parents, Mid-term exams will be December 17-20.  These will be half days.  Teachers will begin reviewing with students in the beginning of December so please make sure your child is in attendance every day. We will again be participating in March for Life in Washington D.C. this January  24th.  We will be traveling by bus and leaving January 22nd evening and returning the morning of January 25th.  Any students interested [...]

13Nov, 2019

Principal News Blast 11.11.19

By |November 13th, 2019|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

Parents, Progress reports will be going home tomorrow with your student and via email.   Please sign and return when you receive them and please continue to monitor your child’s progress in each class through PowerSchool. Mid-term exams will be December 17-20.  These will be half days.  Teachers will begin reviewing with students in the beginning of December so please make sure your child is in attendance every day. Please remember to [...]

29Oct, 2019

Principal News Blast 10.28.19

By |October 29th, 2019|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

Parents, Please make sure your child is receiving a good night of rest and a healthy breakfast along with a nutritious lunch.   We are finding that our students are sleeping in class and not eating well.  A good night's sleep and a healthy diet is essential in order for them to be their best. Just a reminder that students who are absent must present documentation to the office or email [...]

24Oct, 2019

Principal News Blast 10.21.19

By |October 24th, 2019|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

College Advising Updates: Tuesday, October 22 6:30 p.m. Student Union College Financial Aid Night Open to all 9-12th grade parents, especially important for 11th and 12th grade parents applying for financial aid Final Reminder: November 1st is the final application deadline for: FSU UF PSAT: 9-11th grade students took the PSAT last Wednesday. Scores will be released by the second week in December. Upcoming college visits: University of Kent (Great Britain) [...]

16Oct, 2019

Principal News Blast 10.14.19

By |October 16th, 2019|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

College Admissions To Do: Seniors and Senior Parents:  PLEASE sign up for your college planning and applications meeting ASAP if you have not yet already. Senior Athletes: If you want to be recruited for college athletics, register at the NCAA Eligibility Center online ASAP. Seniors: If you have not taken the ACT and SAT tests, you must sign up immediately. See Mrs. Bayliss to see if you're eligible for a [...]

9Oct, 2019

Principal News Blast 10.08.19

By |October 9th, 2019|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

Today your child may have told you that  Tallahassee Police Department and the K9 dogs were on campus. We will have them on campus periodically  in order to maintain an environment that protects the health and well being of our students.  Please feel free me to call me if you have any questions. Please help us by talking to your student drivers about speeding in the parking lot.  We have [...]

30Sep, 2019

Principal News Blast 9.30.19

By |September 30th, 2019|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

College Admissions To Do: Seniors and Senior Parents:  PLEASE sign up for your college planning and applications meeting ASAP if you have not yet already. Senior Athletes: If you want to be recruited for college athletics, register at the NCAA Eligibility Center online ASAP. Seniors: If you have not taken the ACT and SAT tests, you must sign up immediately. See Mrs. Bayliss to see if you're eligible for a [...]

18Sep, 2019

Principal News Blast September 17, 2019

By |September 18th, 2019|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

Uniform and Dress Code We believe that having students wear a uniform helps to create a sense of belonging and community at SJPII. Uniforms create an atmosphere of unity and equality among the students. It is also a way to help them learn discipline and responsibility. Students are expected to know and follow the Dress Code Policies at all times while at school. The Dress Code Policies and Procedures can [...]

3Sep, 2019

Principal News Blast September 2, 2019

By |September 3rd, 2019|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

I hope you had a nice and relaxing Labor Day weekend.  We are grateful that we avoided Hurricane Dorian and  pray for those who were impacted by the hurricane and those who are still in the path of this storm. Every first Wednesday of the month, we have prayer and worship in the SJPII Chapel.  We invite you to this wonderful night of community, prayer and music. You do not [...]

27Aug, 2019

Principal News Blast August 26, 2019

By |August 27th, 2019|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

We had another great week! Students had their chapel training where they learned about their ministry and their responsibility at Mass.  We have weekly Mass and want all our students to be a part of it.  Students are altar servers, eucharistic ministers, sacristans, lectors, greeters and part of the choir.  We invite all of you to our Masses every Wednesday at 10:10 am. We will be having our Back to [...]

20Aug, 2019

Principal News Blast August 19, 2019

By |August 20th, 2019|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

We had a great first week.  I have seen the students engaged in their classes, making new friends and getting into the routine of school.  Look for great things from our students this year. We celebrated the  Feast of the Assumption of Mary commemorating the end of her earthly life and assumption into Heaven this past Thursday.  It is a blessing to have Father Mark join our faculty and concelebrate the [...]

13Aug, 2019

Principal News Blast May 28, 2019

By |August 13th, 2019|Categories: Principal News Blast|

I do not know where the school year has gone! It has been a busy and exciting year with a lot of accomplishments from our students.  I am proud of all that they have done this year.  We finish the school year with exams this week. Report cards with summer reading will be going out next week.  We will be reading one book as a whole school and additional assignments [...]

13Aug, 2019

Principal News Blast August 13, 2019

By |August 13th, 2019|Categories: Principal News Blast|

What a great first couple days we have had here at St. John Paul II Catholic School.  It has been so exciting to see returning students along with new faces! Our new students are adjusting well, finding their classes and making new friends. All new students attended an orientation on Thursday before the returning students joined them on Friday.  The orientation started with Mass in the Chapel led by Fr. [...]

12May, 2019

Principal News Blast May 12, 2019

By |May 12th, 2019|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

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, [...]

5May, 2019

Principal News Blast May 5, 2019

By |May 5th, 2019|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

I will be needing tissues these next couple weeks as we say good-bye to our Seniors.  I could not have been more blessed with such an amazing group of young men and women and to be their final high school principal.  Some of them I have known since they were in elementary school at Trinity and some, I just met this year.  I have enjoyed every minute with all of [...]

29Apr, 2019

Principal News Blast April 29, 2019

By |April 29th, 2019|Categories: News, Principal News Blast|

Our students had a couple of fun afternoons this week competing in activities for house points in the House Olympics and collecting points at the Easter egg hunt.  Congratulations to House Bonaventure who won for the year and will be going on the House Trip this weekend to Orlando! Congratulations to our students who were inducted into National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, and Spanish National Honor [...]