Mrs Ragusa

Thank You!! Thank You!! Thank You!!

Those two words cannot be said enough to the people who helped to make our fair weekend such a success! Jerod Breaux, our fair chairman, and all of the fair committee worked tirelessly behind the scenes and during the weekend. They make it look easy, but I assure you it is not! God blessed us with beautiful weather and another successful fair with great people and great memories.

Teacher Appreciation Week

It is time to celebrate our AMAZING teachers and staff. Next week, May 2nd – 6th, we will celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. It is spring and time to “shower” our teachers and staff with the love they deserve. Please show your appreciation with little treats during the week. Ideas of gifts that always make teachers and staff smile are flowers from your yard, desk items (post-its, tape, cute paper clips), pampering products (soap, bath items, coffee, tea), homemade sweet treats, or handmade crafts.

Raffle Winners

The Golf Cart winners were Emily, Addison, Aiden, & Danny Fletcher, we hope they enjoy it!

The winner of the $1000 raffle was Terri Salinas.

Thank you to everyone for purchasing tickets and participating in our raffle once again this year.



If a student is accepted into St. Joseph School, the registration fee is non-refundable. The registration fee is additional to the tuition.


Tuition-in-full is due to the school office by Friday, April 29, 2016. A late fee will be charged after this date.

Tuition LOANS need to be completed ONLINE by Friday, April 29, 2016. A late fee will be charged after this date.



Drama Club

The Drama Club is gearing up for their production of Beauty & the Beast on Friday May 6th and Saturday May 7th. We are offering a ticket presale. The presale ticket is $5 for an adult and $3 for a student. You may purchase tickets at the door the night of the play but the price will go up. If you would like to purchase an early ticket, please print the form below and return it to the office. Make checks payable to St Joseph School.

Ticket Presale

Mini Cheer Clinic Flyer

The St Joseph Cheerleaders will host their annual MINI CHEER CLINIC on Saturday May 14th for any St Joseph student in grades Prek thru 4th grade. The cost is $35 a mini cheerleader. Anyone wishing to sign up must return the paperwork to the office by Tuesday May 3rd. Each mini cheerleader will receive a certificate, ribbon and tshirt as well as participate in a performance at the end of the clinic.

Mini Cheer Clinic Flyer


Congratulations to our Girls Softball team for winning the NIAL Championship. We are proud to say that our girls softball team has one the Championship for the past 8 years and have had not lost a game in the past 5 years. We are very proud of you!!


We are very proud to announce that our Boys Baseball team has won the NIAL Championship for the second year in a row. Congratulations boys!!


The last day to send checks for cafeteria payments is Friday April 29th. After this date no checks will be accepted. You will ahve to pay online, send cash only or bring your lunch.

The May menu is attached below.

Advisory Council

Advisory Council Positions:

We have four positions available on our advisory council for the 2016-2017 school year. If you would like to nominate a parent or yourself for one of these positions, please send the name to Mrs. Ragusa ( no later than Tuesday, May 3rd. Elections will begin on May 4th via RenWeb.


We would like to congratulate the following St Joseph Students for making their 2016-2017 high school Cheer Team. We are proud of them and wish them luck for the future as they cheer on their new school as freshmen next year.

Alexa Ott---- Oak Forest Academy

Paige Bankston--- St Thomas Aquinas

Alexis Vega--- Ponchaotula High School

Heather Habisreitinger--- Loranger High School

Foreign Exchange Student

Educatius International is working with St. Thomas Aquinas High School to bring International Students to study in Hammond.

Our program is marketed all over the world and we are able to bring international culture to schools in the United States.

Our students are tuition paying and have health insurance, spending money and live with host families. Host families receive a stipend to help offset costs associated with having another person in their home. We have local coordinators who support the student, host families and schools throughout the year.

In an effort to recruit host families for the four students (so far) who arrive in August to attend St Thomas Aquinas High School, I am hoping that you would consider distributing flyers (provided by us) to your school families? An e-blast might work equally as well.

Host families do not have to be part of the high school or have their own student there in order to host. Oftentimes, families with younger children appreciate the opportunity to host an international high school student, as it exposes their own children to another culture that they otherwise could not experience.

Educatius International is looking for families to host international students attending St Thomas Aquinas High School next school year. Students arrive in August, have health insurance and spending money. Host Families receive monthly stipend to offset costs. We provide the support of a local coordinator, and 24 hour emergency line. If you have room in your home and a place in your heart for youth, please call or e-mail for more information about our program. Kathy Estes 225-921-7218 or Stephanie Burleson 407-404-3311

Exchange Student

Summer Camps

Looking for something to do this summer, check out the different summer camps that are offered in our area. Our Summer Camp tab is under the Community section of the website.


Looking Ahead

  • April 29th (Friday) Tution is due

  • May 2nd - 6th (Monday -Friday) is teacher appreciation week

  • May 3rd (Tuesday) May Birthdays get Free Dress

  • May 3rd (Tuesday) Baseball/Softball Banquet

  • May 4th (Wednesday) May Crowning

  • May 5th (Thursday) A/R goal for 3rd nine weeks NERD DAY

  • May 6th & 7th (Friday & Saturday) Play Beauty & the Beast

  • May 10th (Tuesday) June Birthdays get Free Dress

  • May 12th (Thrusday) Track Banquet

  • May 13th (Friday) A/R Deadline

  • May 16th (Monday) 8th Grade Exams English & Social Studies

  • May 17th (Tuesday) 8th Grade Exams Science & Reading

  • May 19th (Thursday) 8th Grade Exams Math

  • May 19th (Thrusday) 8th Grade Rehearsal & 1/2 Day (8th grade only)

  • May 19th (Thursday) Prek Picnic

  • May 20th (Friday) Prek Closing program for 9:00

  • May 20th (Friday) EXAMS: 6th & 7th Period

  • May 23rd (Monday) EXAMS: 1st & 2nd Period

  • May 24th (Tuesday) EXAMS: 3rd/4th & 5th Period

  • May 24th (Tuesday) 8th Grade Breakfast/Awards for 8:30

  • May 24th (Tuesday) Kinder picnic

  • May 24th (Tuesday) 8th Grade Promotion for 7:00

  • May 25th (Wednesday) Kinder Closing Program at 10:00

  • May 26th (Thursday) FIELD DAY---HALF DAY

  • May 27th (Friday) Awards Day for 8:30


Photo Gallery

We have added pictures of our 7th grade students disecting frogs as well as a few other pictures this week. To view the pictures go to PHOTO GALLERY under the COMMUNITY TAB of the website. You can download and save/copy any pictures of your child. Pictures are added every week, keep checking!

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