March Crusaders of the Month

Maria Alphonso (eighth grade)
Josh Albin (second grade)

From the Principal

Thanks to everyone who participated in any way with the success of the Fair this weekend. The Fair was a wonderful success. Numerous volunteers assured that every booth and every venue was covered. A special thanks to the Fair Chairpersons Lenny George and Lori Kyle for their dedication and hard work. We will have a full accounting of the Fair when all bills are paid and the final results are in, but it looks like that it was a great success from every angle. The success of the Fair is a tribute to you, the parents who work so hard to give the best for your children. I thank you in their behalf. 

Now we get back to the business at hand of educating the students. Next week’s schedule includes the Terra Nova Achievement Test. This is an assessment every child takes from second through eighth grade. It will give us a picture of where each student is in his or her studies and a picture of the entire school and how we are doing. I ask that every parent make an extra effort to have the students attend school and that they receive a little TLC in the form of a good breakfast so the picture we receive of the school and the individual student is as accurate and positive as possible. 

-- Dr. Gerard Toups

Cheerleader Tryouts

It’s time to try out for the 2008-2009 Cheerleader Squad! 

Girls in grades 4-7 who are interested in trying out for the 2008-2009 cheerleading squad, please pick up an information packet from Mrs. Gaines. 

There will be a mandatory parent meeting for everyone trying out on Thursday, April 17, in Mrs. Bankston’s classroom (in the red buildings) at 6:00 p.m. 

Please contact either Mrs. Gaines or Mrs. Bankston for more information.

Cafeteria Updates

Please be aware that all lunch and extra sales money is due for the school year by the end of this month. All student lunch accounts must be paid in full by April 29. There is no charging past this date.

Tuition and Loans

Tuition in full as well as paperwork for tuition loans are due in the school office by Thursday, May 1.
Please remember that a late fee applies after the May 1 deadline.

Strawberry Fest Parking

Strawberry Festival Parking is a huge fund raiser for SJS, and the help of everyone who can be there is needed. A sign-up sheet is included in today’s packet. Please contact Jeff Schmitt at 985-320-7711 or if more information is needed.


The St. Joseph School yearbook for 2007-2008 promises to be another great one with lots of pages and lots of color with a hardback cover! Deadline for ordering is Friday, May 2. The book will cost $35. An order form is attached.

District Rally Winners

Maria Alphonso, Jon Morgan Pevey, Seth Bleakley (from left)

Congratulations to our eighth grade students who represented St. Joseph at District Literary Rally at Southeastern Louisiana University. 

Maria Alphonso placed fourth in Algebra I, Jon Morgan Pevey placed second in English I, and Seth Bleakley placed third in English I. 

Maria and Jon Morgan have qualified to compete at State Rally. These eighth grade students were in competition with high school students in their respective subject areas. 

St. Joseph School offers high school credits in English I and Algebra I to its qualified eighth grade students.

Science Fair Winners

Science Fair District Winners
Front row, from left, Katie Bougère, Jennifer Gaines, Luke Bleakley, Brody Pinion, Sarah Kron. Back row, Austin Henderson, Zachary Barrient, Aaron Basso. Not pictured is Callie Fulmer.

Social Studies Fair Winners

Social Studies Fair District Winners
Leah Dahmer, left, and Blaze D’Amico

District Science & Social Studies Fair Winners

St. Joseph Sixth Grade Students were well represented among the winners at the District Science and Social Studies Fairs held recently at Southeastern Louisiana University.

The Science winners were as follows:
First Place - Katie Bougère First Place - Jennifer Gaines First Place - Luke Bleakley First Place - Brody Second Place - Sarah Kron Third Place - Austin Henderson and Zacary Barrient Honorable Mention - Callie Fulmer Honorable Mention - Aaron Basso 

The Social Studies winners were:
First Place - Blaze D’Amico Third Place - Leah Dahmer

Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the Spring Fair Raffle Winner:
Pam Secrease.
Those selling the most raffle tickets were: Alexis Tatum first place, Krislyn Dapprich second place, Gabrielle Escude third place.
Runners-up: Preston Davison, Christopher Ballard, Ainsley Smith, Kaitlin Schultz, and

Meetings & Events

April 4 - 8:30 Mass
April 4 - Adopt-a-Child Collection
April 7-11 - Terra Nova Testing
April 11 - 8:30 Mass
April 12-13 - Strawberry Fest Parking
April 16 - Mid Quarter Reports
April 16 - 6:00 p.m. Advisory Council Meeting Library
April 17 - 6:00 p.m. Mandatory Cheerleader Parent Meeting Mrs. Bankston’s Room
April 18 - 8:30 Mass
April 21 - 8:30 Mass
April 21 - Bishop’s Visit
April 22-25 - Eighth Grade Trip

St. Paul Quote of the Week

Therefore, let us celebrate the feast,
not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness,
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

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