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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

Current News for the Month!

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

What’s Inside:

April 2015

* 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


2015 Speech Contest Winners


POETRY INTERPRETATION             Mentor: Miss Franklin

Junior High

First Place: Alyssa Faletoi

Second Place: Keya Davies

Senior High

First Place: Nathan Ducasse

Second Place: John Lindenau


PERSUASIVE SPEAKING                          Mentor: Dr. Yocum

Junior High

First Place: Chloe Hughes

Second Place: Nicole Graham

Senior High

First Place: Sarina Wyrick

Second Place: Mark Nemeth


STORYTELLING                                   Mentor: Mrs. Chung

Junior High

First Place: Mary Campbell

Second Place: Hana Isokawa

Senior High

First Place: Zackary Jordan

Second Place: Jasmine dela Cruz

HUMOROUS INTERPRETATION         Mentor: Mr. Doolittle

Junior High * note 7 and 8th

First Place: Bobby Castillo

Second Place:

Senior High * note 9-12th grades

First Place: Jake Au

Second Place: Philip Kim

DRAMATIC INTERPRETATION            Mentor: Ms. Sumida

Junior High grades 7-10

First Place: Iliana Jose

Second Place: Alexandra Kim

Senior High * note 11th and 12th grades

First Place: Kaena Naho’opi’i

Second Place: Brianne Schlegelmilch


IMPROMPTU SPEAKING                         Mentor: Mrs. Wehrsig

Junior High

First Place: Jaina Galves

Second Place: Michael Pezzuto

Senior High

First Place: Fiona Follett

Second Place: Nicole Lee


EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING          Mentor: Mr. Andrews

High School Level I

First Place: Harriet Salvador-Smith

Second Place: Keahi Costa

High School Level II

First Place: Eisuke Takiguchi

Second Place: Shu Fujii

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


St. Augustine Educational Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program

Applications are available now!  Forms MUST be returned to the Business Office no later than Friday, March 6, 2015.  For further questions or information please contact Melveen at the Business Office.
Click here for PDF application: AEF Scholarship PDF-Fill-in Application

Summer Fitness 4 Life – 9th Grade Course


St. Joseph School will be offering a 9th grade summer course entitled: Fitness 4 Life.  This course is equivalent to one full credit and honored at St. Joseph, Waiakea and Hilo High School.  There are two parts to the course: Online course starts: May 1, 2015 and ends May 31, 2015.  Onsite course starts: June 4 to June 18, 2015.  Click on the pdf below for your registration packet or stop by the high school front office to pick one up.

St. Joseph Summer PE Registration Packet – Fitness 4 Life 9th Grade PE




Santa's Breakfast copy
Click here for downloadable pdf file: Santa’s Breakfast

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 

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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