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St. Joseph is an all-city Catholic K-8 grade school. All are welcome in a Catholic school, we educate because we are Catholic and strive to be a welcoming community for all people. By choosing a Catholic school, you are entering into a relationship that sees the parent as the primary educator of the child, and the school as a primary partner in the child's education.

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St. Joseph Celebrates Earth Day!

Did you know that more than three quarters of the waste in King County's main landfill is recyclable in some capacity? (Seattle Times, 2014) The St. Joseph Green Team, a group of current 4th graders, wants to change that! In honor of Earth Day and to raise awareness about the importance of correctly recycling and composting waste, the Green Team has planned activities around school for Friday, April 28th. Click read more to watch the Green Team Video for helpful tips for recycling and composting.

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Alumni Abroad: The Gift of Education

Alum Brian Hurst, '94, currently teachers 4th grade at the American School of Rio de Janiro in Brazil, a PK-12 American school, international in nature. The school, in Brian's opinion, has many similarities to St. Joseph, and having been the recipient of a strong education, Brian is passionate about giving students that same foundation.

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Friday Night Lights: The History and Future of Ski Bus

Every Friday night, for about 40 years now, two buses crowded with kids head up to Alpental. It all started with our former principal, Mr. George Hofbauer, who started hauling kids up to the mountain in a rented van back in the 80s. Ever since then, the ski bus program has continued to grow due to the efforts of our parents.

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Drama Onstage

St. Joseph drama exploratory is not for the timid. It is full of singing, dancing, and silly moments. Only a select few actors or actresses can make it to drama, leaving twenty-eight excited students. This year, the St. Joseph drama is putting on the Wizard of Oz.

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STEAM in Action

St. Joseph has not been the same since the STEAM Club has shown up. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This year Mrs. Laun decided to start a club to teach kids to learn to code, build robots and do other fun projects. She is passionate and knowledgeable about STEAM, so she decided to bring her love and expertise to the school.

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Preparing for the Unpredictable

Earthquakes have been a driving force in Washington, destroying cities causing us to further retrofit our buildings. Because Washington is near a large subduction zone, everyone has to be prepared for an earthquake to strike. At St. Joseph we are doing just that.

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A Day in the Life of Mr. Fennessy

You may think that being a principal is really fun, but if you really dig into what they do, you begin to realize that it's a lot harder than it appears. Let's live Mr. Fennessy's life for a day.

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Staff Spotlight:Senorita Milasich

This year we have an amazing new addition to our staff, Senorita Milasich! As you can guess from her name she is our new Spanish teacher, and she brings a diverse background of experiences to the school community. Senorita has an important role in not only teaching kids the language but also teaching the Spanish culture.

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Staff Spotlight: Ms. James

This year, St. Joseph School has acquired many new, helpful teachers, and some students don't know them or have not met them. Ms. James, the new K-4 music teacher, is a great resource and we thought we needed to get to know her.

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Dribble, Shoot, Score

This winter, the CYO girls basketball teams crushed the court and had a winning season with all of the St. Joseph girls varsity teams making it to the playoffs. Basketball is always a highlight of the winter for St. Joseph girls because it's an aggressive team sport they love.

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Jumping Through Hoops

This year the CYO 7th grade boys varsity team had a successful season in many ways. This team made the playoffs because of their wonderful coaches Mr.Vial, David Rothrock, Mr. Rule, and Mr. Vila. The coaches' patient attitudes helped the boys have a rewarding season.

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Student Council

The 2017 Student Council is one of the most creative group of students.The participants are Will Thompson (President), Aidan Hayre (Vice President), Gus Ashcraft (Secretary), and Charlie Gwynn (Treasurer).

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Virtue of the Week: Perseverance

Each week St Joseph School recognizes and promotes a virtue. These specific virtues were chosen by the school staff as exemplary behaviors and community standards.

This week's virtue, Perseverance, is brought to you by Mrs. Doquilo's 3B class.

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Virtue of the Week: Reverence

Each week St Joseph School recognizes and promotes a virtue. These specific virtues were chosen by the school staff as exemplary behaviors and community standards.

This week's virtue, Reverence, is brought to you by Mr. Woletz's 6A class.

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Virtue of the Week: Tolerance

Each week St Joseph School recognizes and promotes a virtue. These specific virtues were chosen by the school staff as exemplary behaviors and community standards.

This week's virtue, Tolerance, is brought to you by Mrs. Schultz's 6B class.

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Wizard of OZ!

St. Joseph Drama Exploratory will be hosting the annual school play this Thursday and Friday (Mar 16-17). This years' performance is The Wizard of OZ. Students will have the chance to watch the play during school, while families are invited to attend the 7pm show either night. $10 for entry, $5 under the age of 12.

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St. Joseph Math Carnival

On Thursday, St. Joseph families enjoyed the annual Math Carnival, a free night of fun games. The games are aimed to help students retain math facts and give them practice with estimating, measurement, fractions and lots more. Most of the games can be played at home for future fun.


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