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.
2019-2020 School Highlights!
Catholic School's Week Schedule
Sunday, Jan. 26 - Parishioner Appreciation
9:00am - 1:30pm Parishioner Pancake Breakfast
All Weekend Masses in the gym
Blue and Gold Gala Ticket Sales
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
Children's Concert Society
In February, the Children’s Concert Society visited to present the concert “Found Sounds.” This performance took all grades on an exciting musical journey to the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, the birthplace of the steelpan. Students also listened to, as well as participate in tamboo-bamboo, traditional Caribbean tunes, classical music, and modern socas.
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.
Catholic School's Week Schedule
Sunday, Jan. 27 - Parishioner Appreciation
9:00 - Noon Parishioner Pancake Breakfast
10:00 Mass in the gym
Tuition Raffle Ticket Sales
Blue and Gold Gala Ticket Sales
Monday, Jan. 28 - Community Appreciation
Mission Monday - $2.00 donation for Ronald McDonald House Akron
Penny War Begins!
Service Project w/Ed Plaspohl to make sandwiches in partnership w/WJHS Labre Program
Pirate Prayer Service
Tuesday, Jan. 29 - Nation Appreciation
Penny War continues
Red, White, Blue Day
Geography Bee grades 4 - 8, 1:30 in the gym
Wednesday, Jan. 30 - Faculty/Staff Appreciation ~Postponed until Thursday, February 7
St. Joseph Blue & Gold Spiritwear shirts with Phys. Ed. bottoms
Faculty/Staff Luncheon, 12:00 - 1:00
Big CSW Charity Challenge, 2:00 in the gym
Thursday, Jan. 31 - Student/Parent Appreciation
Prayer and Pastries with Parents, 7:30 AM in the Theater
Movie Field Trip ~ Postponed until Thursday, February 14
Friday, Feb. 1 - Vocation Appreciation ~ Postponed until Monday, February 4
All School Mass, 8:45
All School Retreat
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.
2018 Christmas Concert
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.
HONOR ROLL - FIRST QUARTER 2018-2019
Sophia Bailey, Gabe Budzowski, Thomas Conway, Paiton Hagen, Angel Jiang, Cameron Kelly, Madelyn McAninch, Jaden Merideth, Reese Nichelson, Grace O’Dell, Gabriela Pluto, Meghan Ponyik, Erika Schmitt, Sara Streett, Ryan Tackett, Hayden Tanner, Abigail Zackase
Rogan Allen, William Anderson, Cecilia Bailey, Nathan Booker, Emma Bryant, Rilyn Chancey, Vincent Chen, Olivia Coffman, Grady Davis, Thomas Gaffney, Madelyn Herbele, Gabrielle Huryn, Lexie Jansky, Taylor Jansky, Tori Johnston, Riley Jones, Alexander Kerr, Zander Maher, Kara Marino, Kristina Martucci, Jocelyn McAninch, Haleigh Schulda, Madison Serdinak, Amaya Siders, Aummerie Siders, Sharon Watson, Mary Zackasee
Natalie Anderson, Emma Ariyajasingam, Berlynn Frashuer, Grace Freiman, Nicholas Herbele, Justin Herdlick, Samuel Horak, Cooper Jones, Noah Kowalik, Logan Leenheer, Mary-Kate Murray, Madalyn Reed, Emma Reiter, Hannah Tondra, Matthew Valdez, Grace Whitestine
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
Our wonderful Eighth Graders had the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. for one final educational expedition as they finish up their final year at St. Joseph Parish School. They were able to see a multitude of landmarks in our nation’s capital. A good time was had by all!
Congratulations to our St. Joseph School Graduates! May 25th was celebrated with a morning awards ceremony and evening graduation and family social. Prayers and well wishes to them as they begin their high school journey.
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.
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2018 SPRING CONCERT
4th Grade Mathletes Raise $775 for St. Jude's
HONOR ROLL - FOURTH QUARTER 2017-2018
Rogan Allen, Emma Ariyajasingam, Cecilia Bailey, Sophia Bailey, Joey Bee, Gabe Budzowski, Olivia Coffman, Thomas Conway, Paiton Hagen, Taylor Jansky, Cameron Kelly, Colleen McIntyre, Todd McMullen, Jaden Merideth, Eden Nichelson, Grace O’Dell, Meghan Ponyik, Erika Schmitt, Haleigh Schulda, Madison Serdinak, Ryan Sharp, Amaya Siders, Sara Streett, Hayden Tanner, Grace Whitestine
Natalie Anderson, Grady Davis, Nicholas Herbele, Addison Herrick, Tori Johnston, Riley Jones, Logan Leenheer, Zander Maher, Nick Melchioris, Reese Nichelson, Ally Obney, Claire Owens, Emma Reiter, Elena Rizzo, Mary Zackasee
Isabelle Coffman, Alyssa Colvin, Joe Conti, Dylan Feisthamel, Logan Feisthamel, Justin Herdlick, Soren Horak, Gabi Huryn, Cooper Jones, Ryan Kelly, Alex Kerr, Veronica Lynch, Kara Marino, Kristina Martucci, Connor Maxwell, Jocelyn McAninch, John Myers,Gabby Podlogar, Madalyn Reed, Matthew Snock, Ivan Spangler, Hannah Tondra, Joelle Valdez, Matthew Valdez
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
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.
Thank You for Celebrating with Us
Published: December 24, 2017 - 9:53 PM | Updated: December 25, 2017 - 1:09 PM
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.
The enrollment for the 2019-20 school year in grades Preschool through 8 is 181.
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Belief Statement: We believe all children can learn and should be taught in a safe learning environment. We believe that all children should be given the opportunity to be taught with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning and to empower children to become confident, life-long learners. We believe students need to apply their learning in meaningful contexts. We believe a student’s self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff. We believe parents are the first educators of their children; however, parents, teachers, administrators, and the Church community share the responsibility for preparing the children to be productive members of the Catholic Church and society.
School Info1909 Third Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Office HoursAugust 12, 2019 through June 15, 20120: Monday - Friday: 8am-4pm
Summer office hours vary. Please leave a phone or email message, and someone will respond within 72 hours.
School HoursAugust 21, 2019 through May 25, 2020: Monday - Friday 8:30am to 3:15pm