Weekly Parent Update for December 16, 2021



Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is Cameron De Leon, nominated by Mrs. McCullion.



Essay Contest

Winners of the Knights of Columbus 7290 Essay Contest are Briannah Mejias, Hannah Reynolds, Elizabeth Winkelmann, and Sophia Yzaguirre (seniors)




South Texas Catholic Article on Adoration in Diocese (St. JPII featured)




Year End Appeal




Black & Gold Casino Night

The 2022 Black and Gold Casino Night benefitting JPII and BG is BACK and will be held Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Most Precious Blood - St. Juliana Center.   If you would like to sponsor a table or know of someone who would like to purchase a sponsorship (and get the year end tax deduction!), please follow the link below or go to our website....www.jpiihighschool.org.

Have a blessed Christmas and break.






UCA Southwest Regional Competition

Good luck to the Centurion Cheerleaders on their upcoming UCA Southwest Regional Competition Saturday, December 18 in Austin. 

The team will compete against other small varsity teams for a bid to the National High School Cheerleading Championship! 

Citrus Bowl

Good luck and prayers for safe travels for the following cheerleaders as they embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience! 

After earning the Game Day Championship at camp this summer, the team was invited to participate in the pre-game performance for the Citrus Bowl! The cheerleaders will perform in front of 60,000 fans at this popular college football game in the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on New Year's Day! 

Briannah Mejias

Amaris Vasquez

Elisabeth Martinez

Madison Oliveira

Ava Vasquez

From Coach Patterson



Raffle Tickets

Parents... you have an opportunity to sell more raffle tickets until January 31st.  If you have already met your fall obligation, these raffle tickets sales can go towards your spring obligation. 

PTO would like to wish all our John Paul families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



The St. John Paul II Swim Team participated in the Tuloso-Midway Reindeer Games on Saturday, December 11th.  The largest time drop of the meet goes to Mia Elizondo in her 100 Freestyle with a 10.53 second drop!  The next two largest time drops goes to Amaris Vasquez in the 100 Breast with a time drop of 7.37 seconds in the 100 Breaststroke followed closely by Rebecca Garcia with a 6.25 second drop in the 200 Individual Medley!  Awesome job swimmers!


We had swimmers participate in six new events at the meet!  The following swimmers swam these events for their first time:

Rebecca Garcia swam the 100 Butterfly;

Alexa Patterson swam the 200 Freestyle and the 100 Butterfly;

Evan Thompson swam the 500 Freestyle;

Jack Thompson swam the 200 Freestyle and

Ava Vasquez swam the 200 Freestyle.


The final results are as follows:


Mia Elizondo, Junior

 1:35.88  Women 100 Free - 10.53 second drop!

2:20.23  Women 100 Breaststroke


Rebecca Garcia, Senior

  38.92  Women 200 Medley Relay Lead Off - 0.60 second drop!

3:12.13  Women 200 Individual Medley - 6.25 second drop!

1:30.02  Women 100 Butterfly - New Event!

   33.99  Women 200 Freestyle Relay Lead Off


Mathias Kimmel, Senior

3:13.22  Men 200 Individual Medley

7:47.91  Men 500 Freestyle


Alexa Patterson, Sophomore

3:22.91  Women 200 Freestyle - New Event!

1:59.14  Women 100 Butterfly


Evan Thompson, Freshman

   33.68  Men 50 Freestyle

7:22.78  Men 500 Freestyle - New Event!


Jack Thompson, Freshman

2:45.34  Men 200 Freestyle - New Event

1:15.03  Men 100 Freestyle - 1.44 second drop!


Amaris Vasquez, Junior

1:44.37  Women 100 Butterfly

1:56.04  Women 100 Breaststroke - 7.37 seconds drop!


Ava Vasquez, Freshman

3:02.83  Women 200 Freestyle - New Event!

1:17.10  Women 100 Freestyle


Women 200 Medley Relay 2:49.65

Garcia, Vasquez, Vasquez, Patterson


Women 200 Freestyle Relay  2:21.61

Garcia, Patterson, Vasquez, Vasquez

Our next meet is the CCISD Holiday Classic that will be held at the CCISD Natatorium on Friday, December 17th!  We are looking forward to our swimmers continuing to improve!  Go Centurians!  

Coach Annette