Dear School Families,
Welcome to 2019!!! We are so excited for a new calendar year here at SJS and for all of the opportunities 2019 will present for us as a school family. The classes have been taking a deep dive into the concept of food insecurity as we enter into our whole school design challenge sponsored by OSLN, the Ohio STEM Learning Network. As one of the 55 STEM schools in the state, we are part of a cohort led by OSLN to promote STEM learning and design challenges throughout the state. Each year they choose a central theme and this year the students are working to imagine, design and prototype a solution to increase food security in their life, community, or our world. We began this challenge with a hunger banquet back in December and the classes have been narrowing down this large topic into small pieces they would like to change. I can’t wait to see what these creative, young minds come up with as this challenge develops.
As the second quarter ends, we will begin MAP testing for our winter series from January 14th through January 25th. On January 25th, the 6th-8th graders will travel to Elyria Catholic to join other schools from Lorain County for the All County Mass and on Sunday, January 27th, Catholic Schools’ Week begins! We can’t wait to host our Open House, Student Art Show, and Student Vendor “I Made It” Craft Show on January 27th from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. We will also be holding many other events that week to honor our community, nation, vocations, students, and staff, including a First Responder’s Appreciation Event on Wednesday, Jan. 30th at 9:00 a.m. in the school gym. Please extend an invite to this event to any first responders in your life. We are happy to honor them.
Lastly, enrollment for the 2019/2020 school year is now taking place for current students and begins for the public on January 27th! Please help spread the word about our AMAZING school! We are happy to give tours, answer questions, and meet with all families that desire a faith-filled, STEM-rich education for their child. And with tuition assistance available from the diocese, as well as local funds, finances are no longer a reason to hold back! It is our goal to provide a Catholic education for every family with the desire. If you or someone you know has questions, please call the school office at 440-988-4244!