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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

Awards & Affirmations


Graduation and moving-up ceremonies 2014
written by Jaci Shinoda

St. Joseph School’s outstanding students have been studying, performing community service, and excelling at athletics all year, and our May 16th Awards Assembly acknowledged students’ commitment to excellence. Our program included scholarship awards for returning St. Joseph students, higher education awards for our graduating class, and scholarly accolades presented by Academic Dean Mrs. Susan Wehrsig.

Our Service Learning Awards recognized students’ generous volunteer contributions throughout the year. Coaches gave heartfelt speeches, and handed out numerous trophies and medals to state finalists and participants during our Athletic Awards segment. The traditional Candle and Rose ceremony signified the transfer of leadership to the upcoming classes, who presented gifts to our graduating seniors. Our St. Joseph School Community joined in to sing our alma mater at the program’s conclusion.

St. Joseph Church hosted joint Baccalaureate and graduation ceremonies on May 23rd, which carried positive aspirations and sage advice for the future, including heartfelt blessings from St. Joseph Church celebrants. The co-valedictorians expressed gratitude for their class, families, friends, St. Joseph School ‘ohana, and to God, who made this wonderful day possible. Family and friends proudly applauded as our seniors were granted multiple honors, including scholarships, special recognitions, and subject awards. Graduates marched down the aisle once more, family and friends demonstrating an outpouring of aloha by draping graduates with colorful lei.

Here at St. Joseph School, excellence is expected, encouraged, and always celebrated as a great achievement. We are a group of unique individuals who positively contribute to our society with methods characterized by the faith, values, and success of our achievements at St. Joseph School. Congratulations to our Class of 2014, and to the St. Joseph School Community, as we work toward a bright future!

SEE MAY/JUNE NEWSLETTER ISSUE FOR MORE: Cardinal Newsletter May/June 2014

2014 Second Semester Principal’s List and Honor Roll

Honor Roll 2nd Sem May 2014

Summer P.E. and Orientation for Online Course begins!

Orientation meeting for
all registered and new registration scheduled for
Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
in the St. Joseph High School Library.


  This is a one credit course which requires on-line work and on-site fitness conditioning and assessment.

Online Course: April 28 to May 31, 2014
On-Site Course: June 2 to June 13, 2014

Click below to download registration information and documents:

Summer pe cover letter 2014
Summer PE Registration Documents 2014

For more information call the main office at St. Joseph School: 1-808-935-4936

New Sports Article “Spring In Their Step – Cardinal Athletics”

Spring in Their Step written by Jaci Shinoda

Jr-Sr High School Academic Achievements


Jr-Sr High School Academic Achievements 3rd Quarter

A Visit from Japan

Group for the web
Students from Tokiwagi Gakuen in Sendai, Japan visited our campus on March 13, 2014.  This group won the first prize at a nation-wide high school hula competition in Japan last year.  While visiting our campus, they attended the Japanese language and band classes and performed the hula for our students.  “Hana wa Saku,” was one of the songs they danced in remembrance of the victims of the Tohoku Earthquake/Tsunami disaster.  Their love for hula was emulated in their performance and the message they communicated.  Our hearts were touched by their dignity and passion.


Yearbook Orders!!!

2014 St. Joseph School Hilo Cover for the webHS Cover

2014 Elementary St. Joseph School Hilo CoverES Cover

Aloha SJS School `Ohana,

Please remember to turn in your 2013-2014 yearbook forms and payments, the deadline was March 3rd.

Forms are available at the front offices of both schools

Please have them in by Friday, March 14th, at the very latest.

Any students wanting a yearbook after the 14th will be charged:  Elementary: $30   High School: $40

2014 Cardinal Ball Honorees


Cardinal Ball 2014

 Deacon LeRoy Andrews, Interim Principal; Jody Montell, Chair of St. Joseph Board; Honoree Coach Dean Au; Honoree Mrs. Stella Kawa’auhau; Honoree Dennis Tulang; Honoree Mr. Lehua Veincent; Dr. Marlene Hapai, founder of Cardinal Ball; Hank Correa, 2014 Cardinal Ball co-chair with Kristi Correa (not pictured) ; Honoree Mona Victorino (not pictured)

This year’s annual Cardinal Ball took place on February 22, 2014 at Imiloa Astronomy Center. The Cardinal Ball is an extremely important event for St. Joseph School, being a yearly fundraiser for tuition assistance scholarships and other funds needed for the student body. Organized and put on by co-chairs Kristi and Hank Correa, Cardinal Ball relies on donations from the community as well as the alumni and friends of the school. Profit comes not only from the tables being sold – this year saw 6 tables with 10 seats each – but also from the auction that goes on during the later evening at the event. Two types of auctions, the silent auction and the live auction, help to raise money as event goers place their bids. Students from the school also had a hand in the event, assisting with the set up as well as the actual event. A group of students ushered in guests and carried the auction items for the guests to view as they placed their bids. Attendees also enjoy food and drink throughout the evening, as well as the good company of the others there. According to the counts made, more than sufficient funds were raised by the end of the night thanks to the tables purchased and the auction items that were bid on. All in all, a great success for the 2014 St. Joseph Cardinal Ball.  - written by Jayla Nakayama, Senior


2014 Homecoming Week “Catching Fire”

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
2014 Court Presentation

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Wacky Wednesday

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Pajama Day

Friday, February 7, 2014
Pep Rally
8th Grade takes First Place (Combination Banner & Cart Competition)

Friday Night, February 7, 2014
Basketball Game & Court Presentation
Senior Michael Silva
Senior Edgar Barclay
_DSC4554Senior Benjamin Uhlmann
_DSC4614Seniors Edgar Barclay, Benjamin Uhlmann, Hikari Sasahara, Michael Silva, Cardinal Mascot (Dean Au), Athletic Director: Ryan Quesenberry

Catholic Schools Week 2014…Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service

Monday, January 27, 2014 / School-Wide Mass 
Our school wide Mass on January 27th welcomed students, faculty, parents, and community visitors to the Catholic Schools Week celebrations. Students participated in the Mass as altar servers, choir members, readers, and gift-bearers, representing their commitments to faith and academic service.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014  / Open House / Red & Gold Attire for Spirit Day.

On Tuesday the 28th,  everyone from toddlers to high school students donned red and gold dress up wear to promote school spirit. A school wide open house from 3 to 7 pm was catered to fit the needs of parents’ busy schedules. Refreshments and a friendly atmosphere echoed the familial experience here at St. Joseph School.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 / Family Picnic
The preschool and elementary family picnic began at 11:30 a.m. Students and their family members shared picnic lunches and engaged in friendly competitions
between grade levels.
family 7
games 2

Thursday, January 30, 2014 / Pajama Day Attire

Preschool and elementary students dressed up in their pajamas and/or comfortable attire, complete with “bed head” hairdos.

Friday, January 31, 2014  / Crazy Hat & Crazy Sock Day
This was a fun and creative day for the preschool and elementary students who dressed s up in crazy hats and socks
5th grade 2 






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