As the end of school countdown begins, students and parents need to be aware of some critical dates. Among these dates and events are exam schedules, senior banquet, graduation rehearsal, and the graduaton ceremonies. To download a copy of this information, click the link below.
At the St. John Paul II High School Senior Awards Banquet held on May 20, 2016, Nicholas Kimmel was presented with a full ROTC Scholarship for four years at Texas A&M University - College Station. At the banquet Lt. Col. Thomas Troyn, U.S. Army ROTC representative, presented Nicholas with the Army scholarship certificate. Nicholas is the son of Matthew and Terri Kimmel. The Kimmel family members are parishioners at St. John Nepomucene in Robstown.
In the photo (L-R) are Bishop Emeritus Edmond Carmody, Nicholas Kimmel, Lt. Col. Thomas Troyn, and Father Peter Martinez.
The Rotary Club of Southside Corpus Christi has taken a great interest in partnering with our school and in honoring our top students throughout the school year. At the club’s luncheon on May 18th, Theresia Hendricks (valedictorian), Natalie Trevino (salutatorian), and Noah Dimas (salutatorian) were recognized as Outstanding Students. Each student received an award certificate and a gift card. All three students have been members of our own Rotary International Interact Club that was established last school year. Our 30-plus Interact Club members follow the "Service Above Self" motto, and this year were involved in helping build wheel chair ramps, and also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, assisting in the construction of two houses. St. John Paul II High School Rotary Interact Club sponsor is academic adviser Ted Garcia.
(L-R) Ted Garcia, Theresia Hendricks, Noah Dimas, Natalie Trevino, Fr. Patrick Higgins Photo by Gary N. Blum, DDS.
Parents and students, since the "Boil Water Advisory" is still in effect as of Sunday, it is sugggested that students bring personal bottled water to school until the water advisory is lifted. Our main office will have a limited supply of bottled water. No one should use the water fountains. Our food service department will be preparing lunch as prescribed in this situation.
On Tuesday, May 10th, Bishop Mulvey, our Diocesan Superintendent, Dr. Rosemary Henry, along with and many other distinguished guests of our local Church body gathered at St. John Paul II High School to watch five of the approximately ninety presentations of the graduating senior class. Several weeks ago all of the senior students at St. John Paul II High School turned in research papers and presented over moral topics that included pre-marital sex, sexualization in the media, physician assisted suicide, ethics in journalism, stem-cell research, homosexual unions, contraception, among many other topics. The students looked at the topics from the angles of both faith and reason (fides et ratio) and then were asked to reflect on their topics in hopes that it would enhance their worldview and way of life (virtus). The project, then, is a beautiful way for students to live out the mission of St. John Paul II High School.
Out of the whole class, the five best presentations and papers were selected to be presented to this distinguished body. The presentation was an opportunity for the students to communicate the research they had found regarding their topics and its relevance to their lives. However, more than this, it was an opportunity on the part of those visiting for encounter and dialogue with the present generation. One of the guests who was able to attend the presentations described this part of their day as “profound” and “beautiful,” and all of those in attendance had faces full of joy and hope as they all shared a meal afterwards. The students, although nervous, were able to be a powerful witness of Jesus Christ and the life and mission of St. John Paul II High School, where He is truly present.
The students’ names in the picture Fr. Peter sent (left to right in the picture): Natalie Trevino, Maria “Monzy” Fradera, Theresia Hendricks, Katherine Garcia, and Nicolas Alaniz
Kyle Gibson-Senior Theology Teacher
The 2016-2017 National Honor Society officers are: President, Erica Suniga; Vice President, Brandon Deeb; Secretary, Jackie Rodriguez; Treasurer, Karley Hellums; Historian, Alyssa Ayarzagoitia; Parliamentarian, Trinity Lozano. NHS sponsor is Jeanne Hepburn.
(L-R) Erika, Alyssa, Karley, Jackie, Brandon, Trinity
St. John Paul II High School is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. In light of this anniversary, and the coming together of leadership to oversee both St. John Paul II High School and Bishop Garriga Middle Preparatory School, we are implementing a Tuition Incentive Program for grades 6th to 12th. Please read about the Tuition Incentive 10% reduction by clicking the link below.
Dear Families of St. John Paul II High School,
As you are aware, early registration has begun for the 2016-2017 school year. The Registration Fee is currently $180 per student. After May 31st the fee will increase to $200 per student.
As part of the registration process, families who are faced with financial difficulties are able to apply for tuition assistance through the SMART Tuition Aid Program. The Diocese of Corpus Christi is committed to continue to provide funding to St. John Paul II High School for tuition assistance purposes.
For accountability purposes and in order for the Diocese to provide St. John Paul II High School with fair and just tuition assistance funding, families who anticipate a need for tuition assistance must apply for this through the SMART Tuition Aid Program. Applications for tuition assistance for the 2016-17 school year must be submitted by April 15th.
If you have any questions please call Diana Hinojosa at 855-5744 extension 209.
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 2016-2017, please contact Diana Hinojosa at 361-855-5744, extension 209.
There is a lot of action among the second semester sports. Keep up with our teams and players at our sports Centurion Pride website. Watch a video clip of how a tied 4-4 game in the 7th inning ends with a three-run walk-off homerun by Elijah Ramos.