Weekly Parent Update April 15, 2021

Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is Maria Hernandez, nominated by Ms. Celina Garcia!



From Laura Okoniewski

Re-Enrollment ($125 drawing)

  • If you would like to pay ½ of your enrollment fee now and the other ½ before Aug. 1, 2021 please reach out to Laura Okoniewski (855-5744 ext. 202 or lokoniewski@jpiihighschool.org)
  • Those re-enrolled by next Friday at 11am CST will have a chance to win $100 worth of scratch offs and a $25 Chick-fil-A gift card for the student.


From John McFarland

Freshman Parents:

Just a reminder that Freshman Retreat is Wednesday, April 21st from 8:30am to 8:30pm. An email went out yesterday with important information, so please look for that. Please take a minute to complete the Google Form regarding your child's attendance on retreat, as it is very helpful for planning purposes. The form can be found here: https://forms.gle/KpXomi6vBvLVhMHBA


Please email Mr. John McFarland (jmcfarland@jpiihighschool.org)   if you have any questions regarding retreat. 


Parent Holy Hour - Wednesday, April 21st - 7:00 - 8:30pm

All parents are invited to a special Parent Holy Hour and talk on Wednesday, April 21st. It will be held in the chapel at St. John Paul II and will be a beautiful time to Adore Our Lord and come together as a school family to pray for the Freshman on retreat. Social Distancing and Masks will be required for those that attend. Please email Mr. John McFarland (jmcfarland@jpiihighschool.org) if you have any questions. We hope to see you there! 


From Barbara Little

Please mark your Calendars for April 24, 2021 at 6 p.m. for the Black and Gold Fiesta in the Quads.   This will be the first joint fundraiser for Bishop Garriga Middle Preparatory School and St. John Paul II High School.

It will be a Fiesta outside with complimentary beer and wine, dinner, silent and live auction and music.  

Parent, staff and alumni tickets are $50 - a 50% reduction from the regular ticket price of $100.

If your place of business purchases a sponsorship, you could sit at their table!     All for a good cause for our two schools.!!

For more information and/or to purchase a sponsorship or tickets,  please visit www.jpiihighschool.org or call Barbara Little at 855-5744, Ext. 212 or email blittle@jpiihighschool.org




From Marco Hernandez

Congratulations to the following athletes on qualifying for the regional track meet: 

Boys Track

Armando Rivera long jump triple jump and 4x2 he also placed 3rd in the 100M 

Connor McCullion 200 and 4x2

James Washington Long Jump Triple Jump 400 and 4x2 

Logan Washington 4x2


Boys 4x1 placed 3rd and Joseph Filmore also placed 3rd. 


The boys placed 3rd as a team overall. 


Girls Track

Yliana Martinez triple Jump and 4x4 she also placed 3rd in the 300 hurdles 

Khiylssa White 800m and 4x4 

Robyn Crain 4x4

Valeria Fernandez 4x4 she also placed 3rd in the 200 


The girls also placed 3rd in the 4x1 and 4x2 


From Coach Leon

Our Centurion Baseball team was close to perfect last night as they defeated rival IWA 10-0.  We were honored to witness a No Hitter thrown by Devin Gutierrez. Devin threw a complete game and was simply amazing to watch on the mound. The defense had his back and the bats were on fire. Congrats Centurions, keep it going!




PTO Meeting will be in person on April 28, 2021 at 6:00pm, Spring Raffle to follow.


Mandatory Spring Raffle Money & Ticket Stubs can be turned into the school office by Friday April 23rd at the latest.  Drawing is April 28th.


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

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


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


From Mrs. McCullion

Bring a new culture into your home!!

We have a few international students interested in attending our school. Would you be interested in being a host family? 

Host family provides a place for the student to live and transportation to and from school. Stipend is provided by Educatius international student company.  JPII parent hours are waived as well.  Reach out to me with questions and for more information. 

Do not miss out on this neat opportunity. 


Centurion for a Day

Thank you to Andrew Bradley, faculty and student ambassadors for coordinating this year’s Centurion for a Day for OLPH, St. Anthony’s and Bishop Garriga Middle School!  The 8th graders had a great time on campus!