Our school is on Fall Break and classes will resume on Monday, October 12th. Office hours during the Fall Break will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The main office phone number is 361.855.5744.
Fr. Joseph Lopez is hosting a Vocation Tailgate Party before the football game Friday, October 2nd from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The gathering will be in the area just to the left of our Chapel.
Students and parents who are interested in learning about college opportunities at Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Penn State University, and Stanford University may register for Student/Parent Information Sessions that will be hosted on Tuesday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina, 707 North Shoreline Boulevard. To RSVP go to www.exploringcollegeoptions.org.
Centurions, here is a great opportunity to meet with scores of college and university representatives from across the state and out of state. The event is the Coastal Bend College Night scheduled for October 6th at 7:00 .m. at the American Bank Center – it’s free and open to the public. Students who are planning to attend may want to use the “barcode” system that can save lots of time at the college and university tables and booths. Instead of filling out cards for the colleges you can have your barcode scanned. Click here to view instructions on how to create a barcode for the College Night. To enlarge the event flyer click the image above.
Students who are interested in donating at our next campus blood drive my sign up with academic advisor Ted Garcia, The blood drive will be hosted the Tuesday, October 13th, the week we return from our October Break. Remember that for each unit of blood collected three lives can be saved. Graduating seniors who donate three times themselves, or have five friends donate in their name receive a red cord for graduation.
The St. John Paul II High School Library will be sponsoring a Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest again this year! In the photo above are some entries from last year's contest. We would love to have as many students as possible participate in this fun project. Not only will everyone have a great experience creating their character, but this will also be a community service project -- all pumpkins will be donated to The Ark Assessment Center and Emergency Shelter for Youth after the judging is completed, so the children there may also enjoy your projects.
Our students need to purchase their own pumpkins and use their own materials to create a character from a book they have read. You may use several methods to “bring it to life”. Lit candles will not be allowed for safety reasons. Completed pumpkins should be brought to the library October 19th through the 28th. Be sure you leave it with Mrs. Stanley so you can sign in for the contest and have your pumpkin tagged with a number for judging.
There will be prizes for the winners of the contest, so don’t get left out!
Yes, the special edition of the Centurion Cancer Awareness pin is on the way! The St. John Paul II High School Health Careers Club will be conducting a fund raiser in October, which is Cancer Awareness month. You can help the work to find a cure for cancer. Each time you donate $1.00 or more you will received a special Centurion Cancer Awareness pin. Buy them for yourself, friends, and family. The pins will be available starting next week – see our academic advisors Priscilla Martinez or Ted Garcia. Donations will also be accepted during the lunch shifts. Remember: for your donation of $1.00 or more, you will receive a special edition pin like the one illustrated above. Several school activities are being planned for the October Cancer Awareness Month.
On October 14th the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) will be administered on our campus. All juniors will take this test and there will be limited seats available for other interested underclassmen. The PSAT/NMSQT is a preliminary version of the SAT. Not only does the PSAT help prepare students to take the SAT or ACT, a great score on the PSAT can also open the door to National Merit Scholarships and other awards. For practice questions at the College Board website click here.
Open enrollment is now in effect Call to schedule an interview and tour of our school. Links for the downloadable Registration Information and SmartTuition are listed below. If you have any questions about the application process for 2015-2016, please contact Ilene Biberstein at 361-855-5744, extension 209.