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    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.

    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


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Using Sycamore


  Welcome Back.  Here is a short “how to” document on Sycamore use.  That covers the major uses for parents on Sycamore.
  Remember Sycamore is St. Joseph’s primary tool to keep parents informed.  With Sycamore you can:
  • Check School News (like Country Fair information)
  • See your child’s current grades
  • What homework is currently assigned (or late)
  • Any important homeroom news for your class
  • Lunch Balances (how much you owe or have in your lunch account)
  For returning parents, if you have forgotten your username and password please let me know and I will resend an invitation to you.
  For new parents expect to see an invitation with your log in information in the next few days.
  Please if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.  Also if you have any suggestions on how to improve our use of Sycamore please feel free to let us know.
     Matt Eftink

SJS Coaches Needed for 2015-2016 School Yer

Immediate vacancies in:
Air Riflery
Other sports include:
Volleyball – Girl’s and Boy’s
Cross Country
Track and Field
Please email Ryan Quesenberry at rquesenberry@sjshilo.org for more information. 
Application’s available here. Coaches application

Current News for the Month!



Click on this link: http://sjshilo.com/parents/newsletters/

What’s Inside:

August 2015
Mass of the Holy Spirit
* Tribute to Deacon LeRoy Andrews

June 2015
* High School Honor Roll/Principal’s List

May 2015
*New 2016 PTG Officers
* Graduation
* Athletic High School Awards
* Academic High School Awards
* High School Ho’olaulea
* Elementary May Day
* High School May Crowning
* NHS Induction
* Student Council Installation

April 2015

* 7th Grade Canoe Building
* Fourth visit to Mokupapapa Discovery Center
* Elementary Athletic Awards
* Coalition for a tobacco-free Hawaii
* Beach Clean-up, April 25 KPB Cleanup Poster Apr2015
* National Recycle Bowl
* Merrie Monarch Parade
* Book Week Winners
* Story Bird Writers

March 2015
* 7th Grade Food-Make Over
* Japan Students Visit Campus
* Bagels with the Bishop
* Jump for Heart Heros
* 5th Grade attend Starbase

…and much more


Job Vacancies Open

Click on the following link:  Job Vacancies Available

Yearbooks for Sale!

Yearbooks dating back as far as 1970 are for sale.  Prices range from $25-$50, depending on the condition of the books.

If you are interested, contact: Miri Sumida at msumida@sjshilo.org.

Alumni Gallery 

2015 Homecoming Court

IMG_0016_2(1st Row) Maaya Inoda (Gr. 11), Fiona Follett (Gr. 12), Asia Pavao (Gr. 12), Mackenzie Handy (Gr. 10), Mayuka Harada (Gr. 9)

(2nd Row) Nathan Ducasse (Gr. 12), Narumi Uchida (Gr. 11), Christopher Correa (Gr. 10), Koa Galves (Gr. 12), Kosuke Nomaru (Gr. 9)

Happy New Year from the Staff & Administration


New Principal at St. Joseph School

Fr. Samuel Loterte, SSS, pastor of St. Joseph Church, has announced the appointment of Dr. Llewellyn K. Young, Jr., to be principal of Hilo’s St. Joseph School.  Dr. Young will succeed Deacon LeRoy Andrews who has served as Interim Principal for the past year.  A native of Kauai, he did his undergraduate work at the University of Maryland and the University of Hawai’i at Hilo.

Dr. Young holds a Doctorate degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Educational administration from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.  Serving both here in Hawai’i and on the mainland, he has accumulated over sixteen years of experience in educational administration and leadership. Since 2010, he has been associated with Arizona Western College at Yuma as Dean of Enrollment Services, while also teaching in the Business and Liberal Arts Division. Prior to this, Young served as an Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Campus Operations at Northern Arizona University as well as Project Director of the UH College of Education, Hawai’i Leadership Academy.

St. Joseph School is the Big Island’s only Catholic school.  It has a diverse, multi-cultural student population with a long tradition of academic excellence.  It is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Western Catholic Education Association and the Hawai’i Association of Independent Schools.

IMG_0505This St.  Joseph School community extends a warm aloha to Dr. Llewellyn Young as he takes on his new duties as Principal of St. Joseph School.  He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to lift St. Joseph to a higher level.  He is committed to the school’s mission and shares our values.  I am very happy that Dr. Young has taken on his responsibility.  He is a perfect fit for our school and I pray that God will bless him in every way.” – Deacon Leroy Andrews


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