Weekly Parent Update February 10, 2021

Student of the Week

Therese Castillo is our Student of the Week.  She was nominated by Sr. Pat.  Congratulations!!!

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Retirement

I am sad to announce that Mr. Ted Garcia will be retiring this week.  Mr. Garcia has served at St. JPIIHS from its inception in 2006 and has dedicated his life to furthering the educational opportunities of our youth.  He began this transformational work many years prior to coming to St. JPII and we have been so blessed to have him share his wisdom and knowledge with faculty, staff, parents, and students.  In addition to his counseling position, Mr. Garcia has overseen many clubs and organizations to not only help our students grow, but to also make our community a better place to live.  His professional presence, personal care for each person, and sense of humor will be tremendously missed; however, he said we can still call him.  Mr. Garcia, may you be blessed as you have blessed so many! (Pictured top right we have Mr. Garcia with members of the Interact Club making a difference in the community)

In order to help fill the void left by Mr. Garcia, Mrs. McCullion has graciously agreed to move from part-time to full-time at the high school.  They have been working together over the last couple years and have put together a transition plan over the last couple of weeks.  What a blessing!

 

From Mr. Garcia

Flint Hills Resources is providing a scholarship opportunity for one of our students who may be interested in pursuing a career in engineering. The scholarship is a one-time award of $1,500. Details have been sent by email to seniors in the Class of 2021. Applications are being accepted by our school now. If you have any questions about this scholarship, contact Mrs. McCullion. Our thanks go to Flint Hills Resources for this generous scholarship award.

 

Additional Security

We have updated the security in our front office.  Please note that you must first ring the buzzer on the right side of the door to the main office to be granted access.  It is newly installed, and we are still working out the kinks.  Your patience is appreciated.

 

From Coach Leon

Boys Basketball

Another Holy War down to the wire!!! Centurions Hoops pulls off a major upset led by Senior Matt Gonzalez who had a career night. Matt had 21 points, 3 steal, 4 assist, 5 rebounds. Our boys left their heart and soul out on the court tonight 

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Boys & Girls Soccer

With wins over Victoria St. Joseph, Boys and Girls soccer have a home playoff game on Friday.  Ticket links below.  Our boys and girls soccer teams, are making great progress and working as a team under the direction of their coaches with the support of their parents.  Way to go!!!  Let's go out and support their playoff run.

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girls soccer

Girls at 1pm: https://www.jpiihighschool.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1787639&type=d&pREC_ID=2073469

Boys at 3pm: https://www.jpiihighschool.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1787639&type=d&pREC_ID=2073469

Power Lifting

Samantha Sullivan takes First Place in the Brahma Strong Power Lifting Meet.  She is an amazing student athlete!

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Congratulations to all our student athletes!

 

From Terri Lindstrom

Yearbook

ALL SENIOR YEARBOOK deadlines are Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

Please see the yearbook webpage for details about ordering a book, senior quotes, senior ads, and senior baby pictures.

Yearbooks are still on sale! 

Don't wait until the last minute, make sure you order yours today. See the yearbook webpage for more detail.

 

Library

All students are able to log into Destiny to check for any overdue items. Please be sure to ask your child if they have any items they owe the library, including items from last year when we went virtual. These items are still expected to be returned. There are many 9th grade students who have books still checked out from Spring semester their 8th grade year. Look around and if you find any library books please return to the library. Please see the library webpage for access to Destiny. (Use google single sign-in, no username/password is needed so long as a student signs in with their school gmail account).

 

From Annette Duvall (swim)

Amaris Vasquez travelled to San Antonio to compete in Tuesday's Division II combination TAPPS Regional/State Swim Meet.  She competed in the 100 Butterfly and the 100 Breaststroke.  We are so very proud of her for learning breaststroke this year and competing in these two events!  Amaris placed 8th overall in the 100 Butterfly at the State meet and 4th at the Regional meet.  On her 100 breaststroke, Amaris was 30th overall at the State meet and 9th at the Regional meet.  We look forward to next year with more participants at both the Regional and State meet.  Congratulations Amaris!  Coach Annette

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From Barbara Little

National Catholic Schools Day of Giving

An abundance of thanks to our parents and staff who contributed to the National Catholic Schools Day of Giving.   This was the 2nd time we participated in this event and we exceeded last year's total.    We raised $395 from 8 donations.  This will go towards the supplies we need to keep our students and staff save from COVID-19.

Thank you for sharing your treasures with St. John Paul II HS

Black and Gold Fiesta in the Quads

Save the Date:  Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 6 p.m. Fiesta in the Quads.  This unique event will be outside, socially distant and a fun way to see both the campuses of Bishop Garriga Middle Preparatory School and St. John Paul II High School. We will have music and a Live, Blackboard and Silent Auction.   Please come and 'let's party' and raise money for both schools.  More details soon!

 

From Benjamin Nye

Every Monday a new Bible Study by Benjamin Nye will drop on YouTube sponsored by OLPH. Please see the attached link to catch each week's episode. Thanks

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPr9HgfwSOUfKy9AZgPdT6EK4Cq1wNXmy

 

PTO NEWS:

Next PTO Meeting will be via Zoom on Thursday, February 11th at 6:00pm.  Parent will receive 1 parent hour for attending.  Zoom information to follow.

SPRING RAFFLE

SAVE THE DATE: Mandatory Spring Raffle Ticket Drive By Pick Up, will be, Thursday, February 25th from 5:00pm-6:30pm, In front of the chapel. 

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Contact Erica D. Lozano (361) 548-6344  ericadlozano@gmail.com or

Veronica Maxwell (361) 816-9234  veronica.maxwell@ccisd.us with any questions

PARENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Held needed for home games ticket sales.  Please sign up on the links below. 

Questions contact Priscilla San Miguel (361) 445-1143 or Melissa Perez (361) 549-1201

 

Girls Basketball Games Link To Sign-Up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050948ACAB2AA7F58-20202021

 

Boys Basketball Games Link To Sign-Up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050948ACAB2AA7F58-202020211

 

Softball

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050948ACAB2AA7F58-stjpii3

 

JV/Varsity Baseball

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050948ACAB2AA7F58-stjpii2

 

Please look at our “St. John Paul II High School PTO” Facebook page for more details and all the signup genius’ for parent hours.