Our last campus blood drive for the 2013-2014 school year was a success. The Coastal Bend Blood Center relies a great deal on the support of high school students. The center’s Red Cord Heroes Program provides graduating seniors with a red cord of recognition that graduates wear at their commencement ceremonies. Last Tuesday, April 15th, 30 eligible JPIIHS students made donations. In the photo above are Sierra and Stephanie, who assisted in coordinating the campus blood drive. Thanks, Centurions.
John Paul II Canonization Shirts - Ready For Pickup
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The Canonization Commemorative T-Shirts have arrived. Individuals who placed pre-orders may collect their t-shirts in our main office Monday and Tuesday, April 21 & 22, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
COMING SOON! Get ready for a real treat. The JPIIHS Theater Arts Department will present "Seussical - The Musical" on April 30, May 1, 2, 3 at 7:00 PM, and May 4 at 2:00 PM. Stay tuned for ticket sales.
Writing skills are highly important as a part of communication. Good writing skills allow a person to communicate a message with clarity to a far greater audience than through a typical face-to-face or telephone conversation. A group of our students have submitted some of their works that have been complied into a booklet, one containing poems, short stories, book reviews and more. Click here to download a PDF version volume one of The Centurion Central.
Blessed John Paul II High School is currently seeking an Athletic Director. If you are interested, please download an application from the "Employment" Web site section and submit it along with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicant must have proper credentials and must be a practicing Catholic. Applications will be closed on April 17 at 4 p.m. For more information please call Mr. LeGrange at (361) 855-5744.
To view our Web site section with a photo slide show with tips about college preparation and admissions click the following link. "College Tips"
Students who are interested in summer programs may see their academic advisor. Each summer there are opportunities for students to become involved in volunteer services and to participate in academic programs. Click here for some ideas.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
NOTE: Be sure to go to fafsa.gov (not .com) for the free service. Orientation sessions will soon be hosted at John Paul II High School for our seniors and parents to learn more about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for college financial aid. At this time seniors and parents can create PIN numbers at the FAFSA Web site in preparation. Early application is important, since federal grants are awarded on a first come first serve basis. Parent tax information will be needed to complete the process. To access the FAFSA Web site click the graphic above.
“When should I consider college?” By clicking the graphic above you will be able to view a U.S. Department of Education handbook that provides information useful for students as early as middle school. Learn about different types of colleges, what a college education can do for you, and more. (Be patient with the download, and use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate the booklet.)
ACT Test Prep & Test Dates
Thinking about taking the ACT for your college entrance test? The ACT test publisher has lots of practice test questions you can work out to get familiar with the test design and type of questions you will encounter. Chick here to view the five different sample test sections. The test dates for the ACT are listed below.
June 14, 2014
SAT Test Dates & Test Prep
The College Board provides various online SAT test preparation materials, and many are free. Click here for the SAT Prep site. Below are the 2013-2014 SAT test dates.