Vanessa, Mrs. Davis, and Gabriella
Gabriella Conklin, vice president of the St. John Paul II High School Rotary Interact Club, placed 1st and Vanessa Falcon placed 2nd at a recent Rotary 4-Way Test Speech Contest. The purpose of the 4-Way Test Speech Contest is to foster the principles of ethics in everyday life as well as in business. The Contest is designed to introduce high school students to Rotary by creating interest through a competitive speech contest, sponsored by their local Rotary club, in this case the Southside Rotary International Club of Corpus Christi. St. John Paul II High School speech coach is Sherri Davis. Gabriella received $200 and Vanessa $100, plus each received a Rotary 4-Way Test coin. Photo provided by Gary Blum, DDS.
Visit Centurion Central to view some literary works created by our students, including short stories, poetry, essays and more. Additional student work will be posted as the school year progresses.
Parents of current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students, mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in our cafetorium. The St. John Paul II High School academic advisors will be hosting a “Parent Night” to discuss the 2015-2016 course selection process, college dual credit earning opportunities, changes in graduation plans, SAT, PSAT, ACT, scholarship opportunities, and more. Make plans to join us for “Parent Night with the Counselors: Classes of 2016, 2017, 2018.”
The application period for returning current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students for the 2015-2016 school year is now open. The deadline is April 30, 2015. Links for the downloadable Registration Information and SmartTuition are listed below. If you have any questions about the reapplication process for 2015-2016, please contact Ilene Biberstein at 361-855-5744, extension 209.
Our student council is asking for your support with its Yankee Candle fundraiser. Student Council members are taking orders now. Yankee Candles make great gifts for any occasion, or just because. Remember Mother’s Day is coming up soon. You can also order online -- please use our fundraiser number when ordering online. See the flyer below for more details.
Applications are currently being accepted for the Driscoll Childen's Hospital "Summer Volunteen" program. For more details visit the hospital's Web site at Teen Volunteers.
Recently Voices That Care, our campus community service organization, conducted a school drive to collect cereal boxes for the Mother Theresa Shelter. The primary purpose of the Mother Teresa Shelter is to provide shelter and supportive services to homeless persons during the day. In the photo above are St. John Paul II High School representatives delivering boxes of cereal donated by our students to the shelter. Voices That Care sponsor is Sherri Davis.