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    VISION
    Through Catholic values, St. Joseph School implements an academically rigorous and spiritually rich curriculum. St Joseph students learn, in a safe and disciplined environment, to care for themselves and others and to accept responsibility for making a just and loving society through the generous use of their personal talents and gifts.

    MISSION
    The Mission of St. Joseph School is to celebrate the uniqueness of each student through a rigorous academic program. Nurtured in a faith community blessed with many cultures, gifts and talents we build lives of service in the spirit of our Hawaiian tradition of Aloha.

News, Events and Announcements

SJS Cliff and Kathie Dias Cardinal Basketball Classic Dec 8, 9, 10

The St. Joseph Schools’ Cliff and Kathie Dias 2016 Cardinal Basketball Classic is back. St. Joseph School will play host once again to invited teams from Oahu and Big Island for the annual basketball tournament.  The two teams from the Oahu ILH schools to partake in the tournament are St. Louis School and St. Francis School. The BIIF schools invited to compete in the Classic are Kohala, Waiakea, Honoka’a, Kamehameha Hawai’i, and Hilo High.

The St. Joseph School Junior Varsity boys will be opening the event each day of the tournament with games against Kohala, Honoka’a, and HPA.  “We’re excited this year because we’ll have three Catholic Schools participating in the event and hope this will encourage other Catholic Schools to participate in the future” says Michael Costales, St. Joseph School Athletic Director. The tournament will run from December 8th & 9th at the Ah-Fook Chinen Civic Auditorium, and close on December 10 at the UH Hilo Vulcan Gymnasium.

Admission is $5.00 Adults, $2.00 senior citizen (55 and older), $ 1.00 for Students with BIIF Pass

 

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Upcoming Events: SJS Book Fair and Santa’s Breakfast

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St. Joseph School Ranked #1 Best Catholic High School 2nd year in a row

We did it again!  Through their criteria of best value for education, class sizes, quality of colleges and universities attended, SAT/ACT scores, faculty and parent satisfaction, among other factors, St. Joseph has once again received the honor of being named the #1 Best Catholic High School in the State of Hawaii by the NICHE group.
Congratulations to all of you (Parents, Students, Faculty, and Staff) who helped us retain this honor for the second year in a row!
God Bless you all, and God Bless St. Joseph School!
Dr. Llewellyn Young
Principal
https://k12.niche.com/rankings/private-high-schools/best-catholic/s/hawaii/

Alumni and Friends of St. Joseph School needs new President

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Hawaiian Language makes a come-back; hosts Makahiki Event

St. Joseph Schools’ administration surveyed the Jr./Sr. High School students during the 2015-2016 school year regarding the foreign language options that they would like to have added to their curriculum.  The majority voted for a Hawaiian Language course in addition to the Spanish and Japanese Language courses that are currently offered.  Mrs. Susan Wehrsig, Vice Principal of the Jr./Sr. High School said, “It has been well over five years that Hawaiian Language was offered,” and the students are embracing the opportunity.  The St. Joseph School Hawaiian language class hosted a Makahiki event that took place on November 7, 2016.  Students learned the symbolism of Makahiki and the celebration of this event in its entirety.  Students were given a Makahiki activity or game that they needed to research and teach to the guests who participated in the event. “Through this project I want my students to gain a cultural understanding of the Hawaiian people and indulge and experience some of the things they did in the past” said Hawaiian Language instructor, Kumu Maile Kipapa.  Her students also learned leadership skills since they were in control of the event and will present their projects on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

 

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Mrs. Susan Wehrsig, VP St. Joseph Jr/Sr High School celebrates a win at Ulumaika against Principal Dr. Llewellyn Young. 

First Quarter Honor Roll

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Welcome Urawa Jitsugyo Gakuen Jr. Sr. High School

Students from Urawa Jitsugyo Gakuen Jr. /Sr. High School in Saitama, Japan will be visiting St. Joseph Jr./Sr. High School for two weeks. Beginning Monday October 31, 2016 St. Joseph School will play host to its Sister school with a variety of educational and cultural activities planned.  Japan students will be oriented with a school tour, classroom visits, lunch with SJS students and community excursions during their two-week stay.  A signing ceremony with each Principal will be held on Monday October 31, 2016 which confirms the Sister school relationship and exchange every two years. A signing reception will be held on Tuesday November 1, 2016 to celebrate the 16 year relationship and its continuity.

 

 

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER NEEDED

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER AT ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL?
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO APPLY NOW

JOB LISTING NUMBER IS: Substitute Teacher – ONGOING RECRUITMENT, Big Island – (JM10227)

Job Vacancies Open

ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL 29TH ANNUAL COUNTRY FAIR OCTOBER 8, 2016 8AM-2PM

Need Volunteers!

If you are able to volunteer your time to help with set up, breakdown, or if you have the following items for St. Joseph School to borrow, we’d really appreciate it. Please contact Dean Au at deanauconstruction@hotmail.com or call 238-6390

We are in need of:
20’x20′ canopy tents – please label pcs
10×10′ pop up tents – please label pcs

October 3rd through October 5th inside gym set up 8am-12noon – bring screw gun

Thursday October 6th tent set up outside gym. 8am-12noon

Saturday October 8th after fair tent break down 2pm-PAU

 

St. Joseph School’s 29th Annual Country Fair is scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2016 8am-2pm.  This major fundraiser is supported through our students, staff, school families, parish, alumni and community.  The proceeds for this event will be targeted toward our tuition assistance program, capital improvements, professional development and other school related projects.

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Here are a couple of the prizes we’re giving away  (see below for entry information)

2016_ Mauna Lani Bay Logo BLUE 301C

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

Two-night ocean view guest accommodations at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

 

 

 

 

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Two complimentary nights resort view accommodations including Legends of Hawaii Luau for two (2) at the Hilton Waikoloa Village.

Enter for a chance to win:
When you purchase scrip there’s an area at the top to fill out your name and phone number, turn that in to the entertainment area where you’ll have a chance to win prizes throughout the day.  REMEMBER, YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.

SJS Families: The Scrip went home with your student on 9/6/16. If you have multiple children, it will be with your youngest child. There is an important letter enclosed and please pay close attention to the deadline for the scrip payment.

 

St. Joseph School Closure due to hurricane weather conditions 8/31/16 and 9/1/16

DUE TO HURRICANE WEATHER CONDITIONS ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL-HILO WILL BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY 8/31 AND THURSDAY 9/1/16.

Due to Hurricane weather conditions, St. Joseph School will be closed on Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1.  The school is also closed on Friday, September 2 (Teacher in-service is cancelled) and Monday, September 5 Labor day holiday). All athletic practices, events and all school related meetings are cancelled for the rest of this week.

Please monitor the local radio and television stations for more information.

Stay safe and God Bless!

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