St. Joseph Parish School - Home of the Falcons
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Conveniently located off State Route 8 Exit 5 (Broad Blvd.), St. Joseph Parish School is found in the third block on Broad St. in Cuyahoga Falls, just five minutes north of Akron. A Catholic elementary school for grades preschool through eighth, the school allows children to not only learn and grow in academics but in faith and as children of Christ. St. Joseph’s offers several community service projects throughout the year to teach empathy and compassion for others. It's mission is to proclaim the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, and help students apply that message in their daily lives while growing in faith, knowledge, and stewardship.
Named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Saint Joseph's offers classes in traditional subjects as well as art, music, band, physical education, Spanish, and technology. The curriculum includes X-STREAM learning integrating content subject areas, allowing the opportunity for Problem/Project Based Learning, and hands-on discovery across all grade levels. Through its CYO program, St. Joseph students are able to participate in a complete sports program.
GAR Foundation Grant
Miss Megan Fearon, X-STREAM Science Teacher, and Mrs. Corrine Mack, Technology Teacher, were awarded a $14,990 grant from the GAR Foundation Educator Initiative Grant for the project: Building Community through Coding and Real-World Problem Solving.
Miss Fearon and Mrs. Mack will work with students and staff members to create projects that will strengthen our students’ 21st Century Learning skills: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Innovation; while strengthening their skills in writing and the new literacy of Coding. Technology & X-STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, art and mathematics) classes to develop and evaluate faith-based Problem Based Learning (PBL) situations utilizing coding and robotics to solve problems. Coding fosters critical thinking by requiring a sequence of logical steps. We will utilize coding not only to solve problems but also to connect a sequence of steps with the writing process.
And, yes, learning to do all that is essential for students to be successful in life, but what’s really “Falcon-tastic” is that the GAR grant plan will also foster the implementation of our OCSAA Accreditation goal for Catholic Identity, “The students will communicate their understanding of the Catholic Gospel Values Faith, Hope, and Charity through the lives of the Saints.” The plan incorporates prayer partners which will integrate intentional worship into our buddy time with faith-based technology and coding applications. It is our intent to take our faith into the 21st century of praise and prayer by learning about the Saints lives and applying their situations to modern-day situations. This is definitely an out-of-the-box thinking opportunity for our students and teachers. We are looking forward to partnering with Kent State University for both staff and student development.
2019-2020 RECIPIENTS OF OUR CHRISTIAN AWARDS
Young Christian Awards:
Ryan Gaffney, Hannah Heckman
Kathryn Booker, Dominic Maccarelli
Andrew Gaffney, Maggie Ruegg
Christopher Davis, Rebekah Horak
Kennedy Filipczak, Grady Lehman
Christian Leadership Awards:
Elizabeth Mack, Ryan Tackett
Connor Maxwell, Elena Rizzo
Katelyn Bailey, Andrew Tackett (4-time recipient!)
Congratulations to these students - your St. Joseph Parish School community is proud of your example to us!
Last Day of Preschool
Preschool Farewell Parade. The St. Joseph Parish School Early Childhood Learning Center staff stopped by to visit the students to wish them a happy summer! They had a lot of fun seeing the kids and their families. Have a fantastic summer, little falcons! See you all in the Fall!
St. Joseph Student Spotlight
St. Joseph 7th grade student, John, has stepped up in a time of need! John recognized an opportunity to assist first responders and other essential employees by printing face mask straps with his 3D printer. He has printed more than 1100+ face mask straps in the past month and donated these face mask straps to doctors, nurses, and essential employees locally and across the country. Keep up the Falcon-tastic work and continue to pray for all those affected during the health crisis.
St. Joseph Parish School Falcon Parade of Support
ST. JOSEPH PARISH SCHOOL FACULTY HELPING THOSE IN NEED
Sunday Mornings often bring together the faculty at Saint Joseph Parish School to celebrate in worship at Saint Joseph Church but much has changed during the uncertain times due to COVID-19. One thing has remained consistent for this group of educators, the desire to serve others.
St. Joseph Art teacher, Jamie Stewart-Coley, and her husband Curt spearheaded a collection drive in order to continue their mission to serve the homeless and needy during the COVID-19 crisis. “We basically are dropping at a designated location and not hanging out. They do not have any means of getting 3 meals a day and with churches closing and other volunteer organizers no longer serving, we are left to Akron Food Bank that requires registration and an ID which our folks do not have nor transportation” stated Stewart-Coley.
Principal DePasquale commented after a few weeks of organizing, “I am so grateful and proud of the continued support from all the faculty. This is truly an incredible group of people. They continue to be dedicated and hard-working to encourage and ensure the success of their distance learning students, but also to carry out St. Joseph Parish School’s Mission of relying on God’s grace since 1923 we live our faith by serving God, the Church, our school, and global community through our time, talents, and treasures.”
The educators plan to continue to assist in this service throughout the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. Students at St. Joseph Parish School regularly participate in-service days and other service opportunities to create care packages and bagged lunches for the hungry in Akron throughout the year.
Distance Learning - Band
Mrs. Wenmoth won't let distance learning stop her from teaching students about music. She has kept her band schedule as consistent as possible while schools are not physically in session. She and her students interact in weekly Google Hangout video sessions, emails, and video/audio recordings. Everyone is eager to return to band next academic year.
Saint Joseph Parish CYO
CYO 8th Grade Basketball!
Congratulations to our 8th-grade boys basketball team who won the Tier V Cleveland Diocese CYO Basketball Championship! The Falcons defeated St. Joseph of Avon Lake 62-45. In a battle of Saint Josephs, our boys led wire to wire in what felt like a much closer game than the final score. Alex Kerr lead all scorers with 20 points and dominated the paint. Dominic Vallee dropped 17 points with 4 three-pointers! His outside shooting was key to their offensive explosion. Logan Leenheer scored 15, Brian Herter scored 6 and Cooper Jones and Drew Tackett chipped in 2 apiece. Just like he has done all season, Grady Davis lead the team in rebounds and steals. He also helped facilitate their highest offensive scoring game ever. Ethan Sinor added to the win with his aggressive defensive effort. "The Cinderella story" 8th-grade Falcons were 0-13 in the regular season but refused to quit. They kept working, believing and learning which ultimately led them to a championship. God's favor was with this team and this is a moment none of them will ever forget. GO FALCONS!!!!
Congratulations to our Falcon Cheerleaders! As they attended their first-ever competition the questioned, for fun to win? Win they said, and win they did! Veteran Captain,
Mary Zackasee, and newcomer Erika Schmitt, led the Falcon Cheerleaders to a victory at the Diocese of Cleveland Cheer Competition. They took 1st in the Dynamic Dance category and 3rd overall! Grace Frieman took 2nd in the jumps competition, out-performing 66 other athletes! Hard work, passion, grace and grit paid off! Congratulations ladies! The season was sweetened when two St. Joseph alumni agreed to share their time and talents with us. A special thank you to Mary Caitlin Snock and Shelby Postlewaite, you literally changed lives. A huge thank you to Shelly Zackasee, the fearless leader. Thank you, parents, for your support, patience and for all the running around you do all season to make it possible for your daughter to learn and grow with us.
3rd Grade Boys Basketball!
Congratulations to our 3rd Grade Boys Basketball team! Led by the example of Coach Gaffney and Coach Schulda, the 3rd-grade boys had a perfect 8-0 season in their division and went 12-2 overall! The team went onto the CYO Semi-finals against St. Hilary's last Wednesday. They played a close game, but in the end, lost in overtime by one point. The boys followed their coaches’ example of good manners, respect for each other, their opponents, and the officials and were an incredible example of teamwork and good sportsmanship - the very basis of our CYO program. Congratulations to all involved including Mrs. Martin and the other 3rd grade students and families who were their biggest fans!
ECLC Ash Wednesday
Our Little Falcons in the ECLC had a special visitor stop by today! Fr. Jared stopped by to speak with our ECLC about Ash Wednesday and Lent. The children even received ashes during the visit.
Ash Wednesday Prayer Service
On Tuesday, February 25, the students participated in Prayer Service in the cafeteria to “Pack-up the Alleluia" and burn the palms for ashes. After the Prayer Service, Mrs. Wenmoth visited the ECLC to speak with the children about Ash Wednesday. When we return after Easter, the students will unpack the Alleluia!
Recognizing February as American Heart Month, St. Joseph Parish School (SJS) teamed up with University Hospitals (UH) in an exploratory STEM unit of the human heart and transplants that included the onsite teaching and dissection of pig hearts led by members of UH’s surgical team.
UH’s CardioThoracic Certified Surgical First Assistant Michael W. Morrison, BS, CST, CSFA and Registered Nurses Meredith Hogan and Sara Jakub, taught students about heart surgery and transplants through the discussion of real-world case files. Morrison then directed students as they dissected pig hearts to better understand the workings of the human heart.
Students prepped like surgeons wearing surgical masks, gloves, gowns, and used real-world surgical instruments for the dissection.
“I want to give students the most accurate experience of the operating room I can,” Morrison said.
After the dissection, students rotated through a variety of surgical stations that better facilitated the practical application of surgical methods during an operation. Some of the stations included a lesson on sutures, a demonstration of medication used during surgery, and simulated a replacement of heart valve. Maggie Data, a KLS Martin representative, was also onsite interacting with the students demonstrating different sternal plating techniques and allowed the students to practice the techniques. All surgical items were provided by Ethicon, Livanova, and KLS Martin.
Morrison plans to return to SJS in the Spring to continue and grow this partnership. SJS Teachers Corrine Mack and Megan Fearon secured this STEM learning opportunity for Saint Joseph Parish School.
2nd Grade Service Day
Our 2nd graders participated in a special service day opportunity by preparing 45 lunches for the homeless in Akron. Thank you to the parents for donating all of the supplies. The students decorated the lunch bags with pictures and messages of God’s love. Mrs. Coley and her crew delivered the packed lunches and bottles of water to the homeless. The students loved doing this thoughtful act of service for others. Let J.O.Y. guide your life - Jesus, Others, You! Mrs. Kaminski was very proud of each of them.
2019-2020 School Highlights!
HONOR ROLL - SECOND QUARTER 2019-2020
Cecilia Bailey, Emma Bryant, Kennedy Filipczak, Madelyn Herbele, Riley Jones, Grady Lehman, Madelyn McAninch, Jaden Merideth, Grace O’Dell, Elena Rizzo, Morgan Ruegg, Erika Schmitt, Ryan Tackett,
William Anderson, Emma Ariyajasingam, Nathan Booker, Rilyn Chancey, Vincent Chen, Allie Domonkos, Lincoln Feisthamel, Grace Freiman, Tommy Gaffney, Angel Jiang, Cooper Jones, Alexander Kerr, Andrew Kerr, Lucas Kolar, Ella Kovach, Noah Kowalik, Elizabeth Mack, Jimmy Myers, Reese Nichelson, Gabriela Pluto, Madison Serdinak, Amaya Siders, Patrick Streett, Hayden Tanner, HannahTondra, Grace Whitestine, Abigail Zackase, Mary Zackasee
Katelyn Bailey, Grady Davis, Ryan Kelly, Sean Kowalik, Logan Leenheer, Kara Marino, Connor Maxwell, Seraphina Nyitray, Aummerie Siders, Matthew Valdez, Chase Voorhees
Congratulations to two-time Spelling Bee champ, Ethan Sinor! 8th grader Ethan advances to the county round on February 8th. Second place was newcomer Morgan Ruegg...who is just in 5th grade and participating for the first time. As such, Morgan would not be able to advance to the next round should something happen that Ethan is unable to attend, but 6th grader Nathan Booker would be our runner-up. Congratulations to all 20 contestants, and good luck Ethan!
Big Catholic Schools Week Challenge!
What a fantastic Catholic Schools Week fundraiser! Yesterday, the students battled each other in a fun and friendly game of Falcon Family Feud! They went head to head, answering various educationally enriched questions. We saw brother vs. brother, student vs. principal, all while our Fr. Jared emceed the event! The money raised will go to the Australian Wildfire Relief Fund.
Catholic School's Week Schedule
Sunday, Jan. 26 - Parishioner Appreciation 9am-1:30pm
- Parishioner Pancake Breakfast
- All Weekend Masses in the gym
- Blue and Gold Gala Ticket Sales
- New Registration
- Building Tours
Monday, January 27 - Community
- Ohio, Community Casual Dress Day
Tuesday, January 28 - Students and Parents
- Blue and Gold/Spiritwear Casual Dress Day
- Prayers and Pastries with parents; 7:30 in the theater
Wednesday, January 29 - Nation Day
- Red white and blue/Patriotic Casual Dress Day
- Big CSW Charity Challenge in the afternoon
- Family Faith Night, 6:15 - 7:45
Thursday, January 30 - Teacher Appreciation Day
- Regular uniforms
- *All students pack lunches for lunch in the classroom - - NO HOT LUNCHES TODAY
- Spelling Bee 1:00 in the theater 4-8
- The Bee Movie- K-3 (during the spelling bee)
Friday, January 31 - Vocations
- Mass Uniforms (all students bring Phys. ed. shoes to change into for the afternoon)
- Mass followed by all-day retreat- Saints in Training - Proverbs 22:6
2019 Christmas Concert
On Thursday, December 19, Saint Joseph Parish School held the annual Christmas Concert. Our Christmas Concert featuring Kindergarten and the even-numbered grades led by Mrs. Selvaggio in, “O Christmas Tree - History and Legends.” Mrs. Wenmoth has been directing our beginning and advanced bands for their first performance of the year, too.
A Christmas Near & Far
Our Saint Joseph Parish Early Childhood Learning Center participated in a special service opportunity after learning that one of our Pre-Kindergarten students has a father deployed in the military overseas during the Christmas season. The students were delighted to engage in some early holiday cheer! Ms. Herideen, our ECLC Director, decided to ship Sergeant Eskew and the H Company a real Christmas tree, and to go along with it, the students even made ornaments and cards!
Just last week, we received a picture from Sergeant Eskew and the H Company! They greatly appreciated the package from Preschool/ Pre-K. The Christmas tree arrived in Kuwait to some surprised soldiers! May God Bless all of our Armed Forces, especially those that will be away during this holiday season!
Students Make Christmas Cookies for Homeless
Saint Joseph Parish School students understand Advent is a Season of Service as they made cookies for the homeless to be distributed through Four Corners Outreach, Salvation Army, and St. Bernard's Hunger Programs.
HONOR ROLL - FIRST QUARTER 2019-2020
Cecilia Bailey, Madelyn Herbele, Cooper Jones, Riley Jones, Madelyn McAninch, Jaden Merideth, Reese Nichelson, Erika Schmitt, Madison Serdinak, Ryan Tackett,
William Anderson, Emma Ariyajasingam, Emma Bryant, Grady Davis, Lincoln Feisthamel, Angel Jiang, Alexander Kerr, Andrew Kerr, Grady Lehman, Kara Marino, Jimmy Myers, Grace O’Dell, Gabriela Pluto, Elena Rizzo, Morgan Ruegg, Amaya Siders, Hannah Tondra, Matthew Valdez, Abigail Zackase, Mary Zackasee
Nathan Booker, Rilyn Chancey, Vincent Chen, Kennedy Filipczack, Grace Freiman, Noah Kowalik, Sean Kowalik, Logan Leenheer, Elizabeth Mack, Connor Maxwell, James Olds, Noah Randall, Aummerie Siders, Andrew Tackett, Hayden Tanner, Dominic Vallee, Sharon Watson, Grace Whitestine
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
Veteran's Day Prayer Service and Purple Star Celebration
Prayers, Celebration, and Gratitude are just a few items of reflection that St. Joseph Parish School students took home on Veterans Day Weekend after being awarded Purple Star Designation by the Ohio Board of Education.
On Friday, November 8, St. Joseph Parish School invited Veterans to join them as they started their day with a Prayer Service for Veterans and Active Military Personnel followed by the Purple Star Assembly and Reception. Honored guests received a patriotic bouquet and prayer while the families that invited them received a special patriotic prayer bear. Mr. David Schklar, USA, LTC (ret), from the Ohio Department of Education’s Purple Star Organization presented Mrs. Carrie DePasquale with a certificate designating St. Joseph Parish School as a Purple Star School. Mr. Schklar was pleased to present St. Joseph Parish School as the first Catholic school in Summit County to receive the designation! St. Joseph Parish School designated Mrs. Rhonda Wilson, a 7th-grade teacher, as the point of contact for military students and their families.
The Purple Star Award recognizes military-friendly schools that show a major commitment to serving students and families connected to our nations’ armed forces.
Mission IS Possible Middle School Field Trip
Our Middle School (MS) mixed it up for Mission IS Possible: Cracking the Code to Christ this past Friday. Each Special Agent Team was led by a Head Agent Faculty member. Each time was assigned a scripture verse and was charged with sharing their Mission messages throughout the year with the rest of the school. Another training task was to prepare bags for the Walsh Jesuit Labre Program. The special agent teams also visited the CFPD where some earned (temporary) Deputy badges. Most importantly, the teams learned how to work as one for Christ.
2018-2019 School Highlights!
On Thursday, May 9, Saint Joseph Parish School held the annual Spring Concert. This performance highlighted our Preschool/PreK, Kindergarten, and all Odd grades. Congratulations on a successful SPRING CONCERT Mr. Downing, Mrs. Wenmoth, and students! We are all more knowledgeable in Music History thanks to your performances.
2nd Grade Dental Hygiene Visit
Mrs. Nowak, a dental hygienist from Dr. Mark Grucella, DDS and Dr. James George, DDS Family Dentistry, stopped in to visit our 2nd grade to teach the students more about dental hygiene. The students enjoyed a brief video highlighting the importance of brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day to be a Dental Defender from the Plaque Attack! Remember, Stribe for 'Sparkle Time!' After the video, the participated in an activity to make choices of which food are good and bad decisions for teeth and practice brushing on the dental Dino.
Celebrating the Feast of Saint Joseph
On Tuesday, March 19 St. Joseph Parish School students celebrated St. Joseph Day in honor of its patron saint. Students attended a special mass to celebrate the solemnity with Bishop Perez. Later in the day, the St. Joseph students participated in the St. Joseph Table. Just as St. Joseph proclaimed his faith through actions instead of words; students created a traditional St. Joseph Table to do the same. The table contains a statue of St. Joseph, flowers, candles, breads, and sweets. There are many legends about people who prayed to St. Joseph in time of famine, and miraculously they were provided food.
With their St. Joseph Table, students provided food to the Labre program, St. Bernard’s hunger center, and a check for $162.95 to the Peter Maurin Center.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Our students in grades PreSchool, Kindergarten, First Grade, & Second Grade celebrated the entire week in honor of Dr. Seuss. The students spent the week reading a different Dr. Seuss book along with fun Seuss themed activities! Ms. Herideen's PreSchool class even enjoyed some Green Eggs & Ham!
Movement & Sensory Floor
Temporary movement and sensory flooring! As a method to further the development of our children, we have installed temporary movement and sensory pathways designed to help students release pent-up energy and let them relax and refocus on learning. We are looking into installing a more permanent flooring in the near future.
Celebrating 100 Days of School!
In February, our Students celebrated 100 Days of School! Mrs. Haubert's Kindergarten Class had a list of activities from counting to 100 to building a 100 plastic cup wall. Mrs. Kaminski's 2nd-grade class also had a number of 100-day activities and even dressed up for the day!
Congratulations the Schmitt Family for winning the 2019 Tuition Raffle!
St. Joseph Parish School is very excited to launch our new Tuition Raffle as a part of our 95th Anniversary. The prize for winning the Tuition Raffle is a tuition credit of $4,158 (the parishioner rate for one student to attend St. Joseph Parish School during the 2019-2020 school year). Only one winner will be selected. Proceeds of this Raffle will benefit St. Joseph Parish School. Tickets can be purchased for $100 each. For more information, visit the Tuition page by clicking here
Special Catholic Schools Week Challenge
Grades K to 2nd Grade participated in a surprise CSW Challenge, a Dribbling Obstacle Course. Grades 4&5 cheered them on with the assistance of some cheerleaders! Congratulations to Drew Gaffney, who took 1st place, followed by Robby Murphy and Kyle Cassidy! The children had a blast dribbling through the obstacle course!
BIG CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK CHALLENGE
Another exciting day at Saint Joseph Parish School! The BIG CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK CHALLENGE was postponed due to cold weather but did not stop us from having fun! There were four sets of basketball games for Student vs. Teachers! While we all had a fun time with the Big Catholic Schools Week Challenge, the students did make the game a challenge for the teachers. Referee Orndorff (aka Fr. Jared) ensured that a fair and fun game of “F-A-L-C-O-N-S” was played by all groups. All students and Faculty/Staff played well, but we’d be remiss in not sending a Shout-Out to 6th grader Logan Leenheer for hitting the only three-point shot in any of the games!
Prayers and Pastries with Parents
As a model for our children, we invited families to attend a morning activity of Prayers and Pastries with Parents. We gathered bright and early in the morning before school for a prayer service in the School Theater followed by pastries in the School Cafeteria. Thank you to all the parents and families that came out for this delightful morning!
Catholic Schools Week Retreat
Part of Catholic Schools Week, the students participated in an all-school retreat that focused on the theme, We are anchored in Christ as we walk with Him. The day started off with a video and discussion about the Mass with Fr. Jared, a rotation of activities, and concluded with a prayer service!
St Joseph Partners with Walsh Jesuit on Labre Projects
Students at St.Joseph’s School “walked with Jesus” as they made bologna and cheese sandwiches to go out to those on the streets of Akron who are experiencing homelessness. Ed Plaspoh, from Walsh Jesuit’s Labre program, spoke to our students and staff bringing awareness and education concerning homelessness. The Students made over 200 sandwiches that will help provide a meal to over 100 of our friends living in the extreme weather this winter without shelter and food. The WJ Labre program has been ministering to those in need each Monday for 11 years and graciously appreciate the meals that our students help to provide. Please keep those who we stand in solidarity and communion within your prayers this week as temperatures become extreme.
St. Joseph Parish School’s ECLC and First Grade participated in a children’s ballet presented by the Ballet in the City. The presenters bring a passion for and knowledge in ballet as well as young children with a presentation structured around literacy, movement, and response to music. The presentation featured the story Max by Rachel Isadora along with the music, movement interaction with the children, and a live performance by talented young ballet dancers.
St. Joseph Parish School's Book Fair will be held January 23-28. They will be operating from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day. Classes will come during a scheduled time. The Book Fair will also be open during the Catholic Schools Week Open House on Sunday, January 27 from 9 am-12 pm. Click here for more information.
They will also be having an online Book Fair from January 18th thru February 8th. You can access the online Book Fair by logging onto http://www.scholastic.com/bf/stjosephschool12. This is a perfect way to “go to the Fair” in the convenience of your own home if you can’t make it into school. There are no shipping or handling charges. You simply pay a little bit in tax and your purchases will be delivered to the school and we will deliver them to your child.
On Wednesday, December 19, Saint Joseph Parish School held the annual Christmas Concert. This performance highlighted our Preschool/PreK, Kindergarten, and all even grades.
STU Crew Spreads Christmas Cheer at Danbury
The Saint Joseph Parish School STU Crew (aka Student Council) made time to bring some holiday cheer and goodwill to the residents of Danbury Woods Assisted Living and Retirement Home in Cuyahoga Falls. The students put on a Christmas pageant complete with Christmas carols, dance numbers, and stand up comedy. Afterward, the students socialized with the residents, praying with them and wishing them a Merry Christmas. Saint Joseph Parish School educates students in grades preschool through eighth.
Cuyahoga Falls Tree Lighting
St. Joseph choir & band members participated in Cuyahoga Falls Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 24 to announce the start of the Holiday Season. Mrs. Lorrie Wenmoth organized the school band and coordinated School & Parish Choirs to join in on the festivities.
Journey to J.O.Y.
St. Joseph Parish Middle School Students spent the day participating in a Journey to J.O.Y. - a Treasure Hunt Falcon Style! Our pirate groups traveled throughout Cuyahoga Falls on a scavenger hunt using smartphones to navigate to locations where they learned more about the strengths and selflessness of members of our community and forged new friendships among themselves. "Let J.O.Y. - Jesus, Others, You - Guide Your Life" is one of the three guiding tenets of a St. Joseph Parish School student. more photos
Highlight in X-STREAM Learning
X-STREAM lab keeps our 8th graders engaged in learning even during their last week at St. Joseph Parish School. This week's project: frog dissection.
Christian Leader Awards Presented
Congratulations to our St. Joseph Parish School Christian Leader Award Recipients. We are pleased this year to again honor those students who have exceptionally demonstrated living as a faith filled disciple of Christ here at St. Joseph Parish School. A boy and a girl from each classroom in grades 1 - 8, selected by her/his peers and teacher, were recognized for their charity in dealing with fellow classmates. It honors those students whose actions are centered in our Gospel values by practicing kindness and consideration towards others at all times.
4th Grade Mathletes Raise $775 for St. Jude's
Students Construct More than 60 Easter Baskets for Summit County Childrens Services
St. Joseph Parish School students gathered items to create more than 60 baskets to be distributed through Summit County Children Services for Easter. St. Joseph works with Summit County Children Services every year on this worthwhile project. Pictured with the baskets they constructed are (front row l to r ) Nick Herbele, Kya Epps, Ryan Sharp, Haleigh Schulda, Paiton Hagen, (back row l to r) Joe Bee, Annika Nichols, Nick Melchioris, Joe Conti, and Zack Reed.
Celebrating the Feast of Saint Joseph
On Monday, March 19 St. Joseph Parish School students celebrated St. Joseph Day in honor of its patron saint. Students attended a special mass in St. Joseph's honor. Just as St. Joseph proclaimed his faith through actions instead of words; students created a traditional St. Joseph Table to do the same. The table contains a statue of St. Joseph, flowers, candles, breads and sweets.There are many legends about people who prayed to St. Joseph in time of famine, and miraculously they were provided food.
With their St. Joseph Table, students raised $150.75 for St. Bernard's Hunger Center, and donated 50 loaves of bread to the Walsh Jesuit Labre program and 135 individual snack/cracker packs to Blessed Trinity Food Pantry.
Students Make a Big SPLASH Raising Awareness and Money for LLS
Throughout Catholic Schools Week, Saint Joseph students participated in many activities to raise awareness and money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). They listened to a LLS rep at an assembly, had a dress down day, put on a Penny War, and raffled off chances to soak the pastor (Fr. Jared Orndorff), the principal (Mrs. Carrie DePasquale), and the X-STREAM science teacher (Miss Megan Fearon). The students brought in so many pennies, we are still counting to come up with the total money raised! As of 2/5/18, the students surpassed their $750 goal with $1,000 in donations alone.
STU Crew Brings Christmas Pageant to Danbury Woods
The Saint Joseph Parish School STU Crew (aka Student Council) made time to bring some holiday cheer and goodwill to the residents of Danbury Woods Assisted Living and Retirement Home in Cuyahoga Falls. The students put on a Christmas pageant complete with Christmas carols, instrumental solos, dance duet, and stand up comedy. Afterwards the students socialized with the residents, praying with them and wishing them a Merry Christmas. Appeared on pA23 of the Cuyahoga Falls News Press 12/31/17. press release & photos
St Joseph Partners with Walsh Jesuit on Labre Projects
St Joseph Parish School Partnered with Walsh Jesuit High School earlier this month to assist with the Labre Project, a ministry to the homeless. St. Joseph students from all grades made & packaged bologna sandwiches to be distributed to Akron's homeless. press release | photo gallery
Home & School Donates $7500 to Raise the Roof Initiative
St. Joseph Home & School Association President Shelly Zackasee (right) presents Fr. Jared Orndorff, pastor and Carrie DePasquale, principal with a check for $7500 for the Raise the Roof Initiative. The Home & School Association is the parent organization that works to build community and fundraise for various school needs. Raise the Roof is an ongoing effort during fiscal year 2018 to beautify the St Joseph Parish Campus including new roofs on most of its buildings. The goal is to raise $200,000 with this initiative. To date, more than $30,000 has been raised.
St Joseph Parish School Readers Beat the Heat with Ice Cream Social
Avid reader Nathan Booker is treated to an ice cream sundae for his participation in Saint Joseph Parish School’s Summer Reading Challenge. Students who elected to participate had to read a required number of books during their summer break to be invited to the social. The number of books was dependent on the student’s grade level. 88 students were eligible to attend.
Rock the Red & GO TRIBE!
St. Joseph Parish School Receives $30,000 from Blue & Gold Committee for Chromebook Initiative
In August, Blue & Gold Committee members (R to L) Pete Feisthamel, Melissa Ruegg, and Kristin Domonkos presented Principal Carrie DePasquale and Pastor Fr. Jared Orndorff with a check for $30,000 to pay for phase 1 of St. Joseph Parish School's 2017 through 2019 Technology Initiative which includes creating a 1:1 for grades 6, 7, & 8 as well as creating chromebook work stations for grades 3, 4, & 5. For more info on the Initiative, click on the link below.
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School Info1909 Third Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
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School HoursAugust 21, 2019 through May 25, 2020: Monday - Friday 8:30am to 3:15pm