Mark your calendars for the St. John Paul II High School Theatre Arts Program scheduled for November 14, 2014, November 15, 2014, and November 16, 2014. As a dinner theatre, our students will perform “Mixed Nuts” by Simon J. Donoghue & Nancy Manera. Tickets may now be reserved by calling (361) 855-5744 or (361) 774-0033.
Have you ever thought about writing a novel? Many of us have. Students, you now have an opportunity if you participate in the National Novel Writing Month. “NaNoWriMo” is a fun approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. That’s a whole month. Participants last year numbered 400,000 writers, 2000 classrooms, and 200 countries. Take on the challenge. Click the image above for all the details.
Our congratulations go to Dr. Jeffrey Lozano – winner of the Thanksgiving Day Cowboys game drawing. The prize included some great seats. This drawing is one of our school's major fundraisers and we thank all who assisted with selling tickets. In the photo above are Tony Gonzalez, Dr. Lozano, and Perry Le Grange.
Students, many of you have read some of Ayn Rand’s works, such as Anthem and The Fountainhead. Put those English skills to work for you -- think about entering an essay contest about these works by Ayn Rand. Some of the prize monies go as high as $10,000. Work with your English teachers to polish your essays and enter. For more information click the image above.
Yes, Charlie Brown, there is a Great Pumpkin! In fact, there is a bunch of great pumpkins in our library. Visit our library to view the enteries for the Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Faculty judges will select the winners this Wednesday. In the meantime, you can view the amazing works of art in our library. Above, Sabrina Herrero can be seen working on her entry. Below are some snap shots of current entries. Stay tuned for the winners . . . they all look like winners!
A new campus organization will soon be established at St. John Paul II High School: Interact Club. Every Interact club carries out two service projects a year: one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. Clubs meet at least twice a month and are sponsored by their local Rotary club. Students who are interested in membership may see Mr. Ted Garcia about the organizational meeting on Thursday, October 30th during lunch.