Eighth Grade Altar Servers

Serving at the first school Mass in celebration of the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady were, from left, eighth graders Casey Henley, Christine Pevey, and Phillip Ernst.

From the Principal

The Home and School meeting tomorrow night is of added importance because significant announcements will be made regarding the future of the school. I ask that every family be in attendance. The temptation might be for those who have already attended their child’s Open House to skip the meeting. It is most important that parents of all students be represented.
In spite of problems with water and electricity on the first day of school, the school year is off to a very smooth start. Students have been attentive and well-behaved and that can be attributed to you.

Thank you for entrusting your children to us and be assured that the staff will do all possible to make certain that your children receive excellent academic instruction in a community of faith dedicated to the values taught by our Catholic Church, values based on the love of God and love of neighbor.

Again, your presence at tomorrow night’s Home and School is of vital importance. Please be in attendance.

St. Paul Quote of the Week

Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, love is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it doesn’t seek its own interest, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never rails.

Meetings & Events

August 22 - Magazine Sale Kickoff
August 22 - 7:00 Open House Grades 1-4
August 23 - 7:00 Home & School Meeting in the Gym
August 23 - Open House Grades 5-8 Following H&S Meeting
August 31 - 8:30 Mass
September 3 - Labor Day Holiday
September 4 - Magazine Sales End

Important Papers

Information and guidelines for several aspects involving the education of your children at St. Joseph School are included in today’s packet. 

Please read the information carefully, then initial each blank on the cover Signature Form and sign at the bottom 

Your initials next to each publication title on the Signature Form indicates that you have read and understand the rules and guidelines listed in the publication. 

It is necessary to return ONLY the Signature Form. 

The lack of consent for any areas covered in the packet must be communicated to the principal in written form.

Home & School Meeting

The first Home & School Meeting will be held Thursday, August 23, at 7:00 P.M. in the gym.
Faculty and Staff will be introduced at this meeting.. 

The meeting will be followed by an Open House for parents of students in grades 5-8.


A few extra 2006-2007 yearbooks will be available for a short time in the school office at a cost of $30 each. Please contact Paula for an extra copy.

Child Protection Class

According to directives from the Diocese of Baton Rouge, ALL employees and volunteers in direct unsupervised contact with students (coaches, room mothers, field trip chaperones, lunchroom servers, Scout leaders, etc.) MUST have both a certificate of training from a Child Protection Training Class as well as a Criminal Background Check using digital fingerprints.

The next Child Protection Training at St. Joseph School will be held on Thursday, September 6, beginning at 6:30 P.M. in the cafeteria. Attendees must register online at www.christianformationbr.org. 

Fingerprinting and the Criminal Background Check must be done at a Louisiana State Trooper Office. The cost is $60. The correct forms and directions for the fingerprints and background check are available in the school office.

Questions and comments can be directed to the Office of Child Protection at 225-387-0561 ext 221.

We do apologize for the inconvenience, however, the safety and protection of our students is of utmost importance. Therefore, all guidelines set forth by the Office of Child Protection will be strictly followed.

Student Council

G Student Council will be taking nominations for members in grades 4-8 on Thursday, August 30.
G Candidates will be announced Friday, August 31.
G Campaigning will take place on September 4-5.
G Elections will be held on September 6. G Inductions of members will be held on Monday, September 10, at Morning Assembly.

Back-to-School Nights

Parents of students in grades 1-4 will have Back-to-School Night on Wednesday, August 22, beginning at 7:00 P.M. Parents are to report to the classrooms.
Please be reminded that this evening is for adults only. Students and younger siblings should not be in attendance. 

Parents of students in grades 5-8 will have Back-to-School Night on Thursday, August 23, following the Home and School Meeting which begins at 7:00 P.M. in the school gym.
Please be reminded that this evening is for adults only. Students and younger siblings should not be in attendance.

Mother/Daughter Program

The Marriage and Family Life Office Respect Life Program will hold its Mother/Daughter day program for 13-16 year old girls on September 23 from 2:00-4:30. It will be held in the Main Auditorium at the Tracy Center in Baton Rouge. For more information, please call Shannon Baldridge at 255-242-0323. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are necessary.

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