Please bring back your Calendars for the raffle sale if you are not selling them.  Drop them off at the school office as soon as possible. Thank you!

Celebrate Mrs. Frank

2008St. Joseph School will celebrate the life of long-time teacher Fran Frank on Tuesday November 11 with a Mass at 9 am in the church.  Following Mass, we will dedicate a “Buddy Bench” and a Tree planted in her honor by the playground.  Refreshments will be served to guests immediately afterwards.  Students and Staff invite all former teachers, students and their families to join us in this memorial celebration.

Dress Down Day

If any student missed the dress down this past Tuesday for the calendar sales, they are welcome to dress down Tuesday, October 21st.  If your child has gym that day they may dress down and not wear their gym uniform.
 Addendum to school handbook – Effective immediately – Dress Down Days – Grades K-8 “Students may wear appropriate comfortable clothing in good condition and suitable for the weather.  If your student has gym on a dress down day, they do not have to wear the gym uniform but may follow the dress down guidelines for gym class too.  Refer to complete dress down guidelines under Special Events/Rewards in the family handbook.

New Principal

IMG_1157 - Version 5Lexi Hall was named Principal of the Day (or Princess Principal) as a reward for selling the most calendars during the first week of our Calendar Raffle.  We will be selling the $10 calendars until Oct. 31.  Get yours now and have a chance to win one of 30 wonderful prizes during November!

Shaping Up!

St. Joseph School’s Junior High is on the road to physical fitness with once a month field trips! As part of a new wellness initiative at the school, the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders have been visiting Fit Me Up Fitness in Avon for an hour of warm up games and trying out all the fitness equipment. Most recently they played a game of Magic Ball, including the teachers! Ms. Kristen Hayden, health and physical ed teacher at St. Joseph School, says, “Students are getting a good workout and having a ton of fun, too.” The facilities at Fit Me Up Fitness are made available to the school by Paul and Amber Theodore who ran the Rock The Challenge field day At St. Joseph’s last May. They promote an “It’s not about me” attitude toward fitness and life that they say, “will revolutionize the way you live every day. The people who get involved with us become family, and we would do anything to take care of every single one of them. We started FMU out of a calling because we love God, we love family and we love what we do.”


Uniform Sale

Schoolbelles is holding a sale on uniforms and accessories beginning Oct. 10.  Click here to see details.SchoolBelles Sale

Community Service

PassItOn7th graders visited Pass It On Ministries as their community service project under the leadership of Ms. Kristen Hayden. Students sorted clothing, helped move furniture, and bagged food for families.  While we were there a pregnant woman came in who was ready to deliver anytime.  She didn’t have anything for the baby.  The 7th grade girls were very happy to help her find what she needed, including a car seat, clothes, baby tub and swing. Pass it On Ministries mission is to help provide food, clothing and furniture to working low income families. Students were also accompanied by homeroom teacher Mrs. Sue Miller and parent Mrs. Tracy Butchko

No Computer

sad-laptop-computer-clip-art-2776060There will be no Open Computer Lab on Monday Oct. 13 or Monday Oct. 20. 

Free Alert

Would you like to get a text message on your cellphone or iPad when the school is closed?  One is available from WKYC for free.  Just go to to sign up for the  text alert and WKYC  will send i-alert notification directly to your mobile device for the school you choose.  Although WKYC cannot guarantee 100% delivery of the text message because of carrier or geographical difficulties, you can still view school closings on the tv or at their website.


Calendar“30 Reasons to be Thankful” Raffle Calendars are on sale for $10 until Oct. 31, with buyers eligible for all prizes during the month of November.  All proceeds will be used to benefit our Music and Art Departments.  Each student has the chance to win prizes like lunchroom treats, dress down days, games, an iPad mini and tickets to places like the Cleveland Zoo, Science Center or Kalahari Water Park. 

Check out all the rules  by clicking on Calendar Raffle. 

Check out all the prizes on the calendar by clicking on Calendar Prizes

Peace Day

We gathered to pray, to sing songs of peace and to release doves as the symbol of peace on this International Peace Day.





Let’s Be Friends

IMG_1041Kindergarten plays every day – we learn cooperation, teamwork and how to share.  IMG_1044 IMG_1047


IMG_10343rd Graders have been bringing in recyclables to study how our environment can be protected.  Then they decided to build their recyclables into robots, creatures and landscapes.  Here are some of them at work.

Beginning a New Year

Hand FlowerWe are each unique and beautiful, but together, we are a masterpiece!

At the first Prayer Service of the school year, each student was given a paper hand to decorate  in their own style.  All our hands came together to make a giant flower that represents us as a Catholic School.

Sal & Al’s = $$$

coupon_0fe869d6b0Beginning in October, the second Tuesday of each month will be St. Joe’s  Night at Sal and Al’s!  If you go out to eat that night and let them know you are from our school, Sal and Al’s will donate money back to the school!  Thanks for supporting the school and businesses owned by our parishioners.

Wow – Technology!

IMG_0092We thought you’d like to see how we’ve used the funds raised by parents and granted to us by the Nord Foundation to update computers in our school.  Even though 4th grade (pictured here) is one of our medium-sized classes, we are now able to accommodate our biggest class of 35 students in our computer lab.

Buy Catholic

SHOP CATHOLIC  Buy Catholic books, videos, music, jewelry, gifts and more, and the school will earn cash (up to 10% of your purchase) on over 3,000 items.  Click on the picture to go to the website.