Current 8th grader Charlie Gwynn reflects on the virtue of patience, especially in light of the often busy and full Christmas season. Every two weeks virtues are created by different classrooms and shared with the school community as reminders of the mission of the St. Joseph School. Read Charlie's reflection on patience and Mrs. Ross' 1C class description of this important virtue.
It is not a stretch to say Ms. Ross could have caught the education bug during her time at St. Joseph. She remembers: "I had always liked to read out loud in class or helping other kids figure things out. My dad was certain that I would be a lawyer or a judge, but I'm a pretty decisive person. I knew right away that I wanted to be a teacher." This can be seen through her almost four years at St. Joseph and 10 years as an educator. Read more about Kathleen's journey back to St. Joseph and her passion for teaching.
Over Thanksgiving break the Class of 1996 reconnected over wine and cheese. Current 8th grader Maya Murphy, '17, graciously led the alums on school tours of the cafeteria, the newly expanded lobby, the LRC and junior high floor. Ms. Marion, Mrs. Andrews, Mrs. Sauter, and Mr. Woletz accompanied the tour and reminisced with the alums about old projects, quizzes and past memories. Thanks to Ona (Spaniola) Johnson, Monica (Lewis) Knapp, and Lauren (Vane) Coates for organizing. Read more and check out the photos from the 1996 reunion.
Each October, at the annual Celebration Dinner, St. Joseph School awards the Outstanding Alumni of the Year award and the Hall of Honor award. The Hall of Honor award is devoted to members of the community who surpassed all expectation in their devotion to St. Joseph School. Recipients of this award have shown great dedication to the mission by giving selflessly of their time, talents and treasure. The 2016 recipient is Jeannine (Navone) Christofilis, '86. The 2016 Outstanding Alumni of the Year recipient is Cathy (McChesney) Hamblet, '82.Read more about Jeannine and Cathy's significant impact and generosity to the St. Joseph community.