St. Joseph’s Monthly News

Generation Verb! Poetry Takes Center Stage

November 22, 2017
Once a week in Ms. Daniel's and Ms. Brown's English classes, Simone Waugh from Generation Verb comes in to lead students in a spoken word poetry workshop in which students learn the many elements of the craft, and perform compositions of their own.
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Student Success: Shafrarisi Bonner, ’17

November 22, 2017
The success story of Shafrarisi Bonner ’17 starts with a family that has always protected her and lifted her up....
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Cooking on Campus: New Club Coming Soon!

November 21, 2017
Food traditions, from agricultural practices to the presentation and sharing of a meal, are among the most distinctive and diverse characteristics of human beings.
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A Student’s Spiritual Journey

November 21, 2017
Spending high school in a loving and nurturing environment such as St. Joseph’s, rooted in the Gospel and carrying a mission of teaching and living active inclusive love, unity and reconciliation, can allow students to journey through the struggles and joys they face with a growing faith and peace of heart
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Speak Up, Speak Out: The Legacy of Speech and Debate at SJHS

November 10, 2017
"I have gained confidence and learned how to articulate my thoughts more clearly, using my voice, gestures, and posture."
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So Glamorous: The Beauty of Service Learning at SJHS

November 6, 2017
Glamour Gals is a national organization that seeks to facilitate inter-generational friendship and foster compassionate teen leaders, bridging the gap between young and old.
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Find Your Voice! – Choral Singing at SJHS

November 1, 2017
Immersing oneself in a choral song is an incredibly powerful experience because the singer feels a sense of belonging, and of being pulled beyond herself into something great and beautiful, something transcendent.
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Fall Sports Highlights!

October 30, 2017
Check out our Fall Sports update! Volleyball, Cross Country, and Athletes volunteering at the Brooklyn Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon
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Mes de la Herencia Hispana: Hispanic Heritage Month at SJHS

October 27, 2017
For Ms. Quinteros, a 12 year veteran of the SJHS Spanish program, one of the most beautiful moments of the year is when the mothers of students in her Accelerated Spanish classes (and sometimes the students themselves!) prepare a sampling of a wide variety of homemade traditional Latin American food and beverages for the annual Hispanic Heritage celebration.
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iPad 1:1 in Action!

October 18, 2017
For the past year, teachers have been preparing for the shift by learning how to use numerous different education focused applications. So, let’s check in on how this new adventure is helping our students learn and our teachers teach!
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SJHS Students Build Their Own Workspaces

October 18, 2017
Did you hear that sound coming from our second Makerspace classroom? It was probably one of the power saws or planers that Mr. Carmine D'Agosto and several SJHS students have been using to build the drafting tables for our new Fundamentals of Engineering course!
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Student Internship Spotlight: Isabella Castillo

October 18, 2017
A bright and bubbly sophomore at St. Joseph High School, Isabella Castillo plans to one day travel the world as an archaeologist.
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Full STEAM Ahead: Fundamentals of Technology at SJHS

October 18, 2017
Ms. Stacia Green, who works in the IT department at SJHS, teaches Technology Fundamentals classes, and runs the Mouse Squad, found her passion for engineering early on in life. As a little girl, she considered herself a tomboy; she loved to run around outside, play with the boys, and help out her uncle in his mechanic shop.
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Everyone’s a Maker in the SJHS FabLab

October 18, 2017
By starting out with fundamentals, our students gradually gain confidence and skill, utilizing all these tools and many others to both design and fabricate their own creations. In the ongoing, deeply collaborative process, they also learn crucial communication skills and develop lasting bonds of friendship with their classmates.
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Ready, Set, Go! Summer Readiness for Incoming Students

October 4, 2017
Summer Readiness is a ten day program for incoming Freshwomen that aims to acclimate the students to the culture of...
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Exciting Internship Opportunities at SJHS!

October 4, 2017
Student Jenai Davis interned at Through Our Lens: “Through Our Lens was a great opportunity for me and still is....
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Student Spotlight: Alemtsehay Getahun

October 4, 2017
Alemtsehay Getahun arrived in New York City from Ethiopia during the 6th grade. Neither she nor her siblings spoke a...
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Mr. Mobijohn Goes to Camp!

October 4, 2017
This summer Mr. Mobijohn went to camp! At Camp Invention, a K-4th grade summer camp developed by the National Inventors Hall of Fame and hosted by St. Bernadette’s Catholic Academy in Dyker Heights, Mr. Mobijohn taught the “Take Apart” class.
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New Teacher Feature!

October 4, 2017
SJHS has been blessed with the addition of 6 new teachers to our staff this year! Hear from them about their hopes and dreams for the upcoming year.
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Summer of STEAM: NYU Robotics Summer Camp

October 4, 2017
Accompanied by Ms. Stacia Green and Mr. Akil St. Louis, several SJHS students participated in a four week robotic design course, funded by the National Science Foundation and sponsored by the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
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Generation Verb! Poetry Takes Center Stage

November 22, 2017
Once a week in Ms. Daniel's and Ms. Brown's English classes, Simone Waugh from Generation Verb comes in to lead students in a spoken word poetry workshop in which students learn the many elements of the craft, and perform compositions of their own.
Read More

Student Success: Shafrarisi Bonner, ’17

November 22, 2017
The success story of Shafrarisi Bonner ’17 starts with a family that has always protected her and lifted her up....
Read More

Cooking on Campus: New Club Coming Soon!

November 21, 2017
Food traditions, from agricultural practices to the presentation and sharing of a meal, are among the most distinctive and diverse characteristics of human beings.
Read More

A Student’s Spiritual Journey

November 21, 2017
Spending high school in a loving and nurturing environment such as St. Joseph’s, rooted in the Gospel and carrying a mission of teaching and living active inclusive love, unity and reconciliation, can allow students to journey through the struggles and joys they face with a growing faith and peace of heart
Read More

Speak Up, Speak Out: The Legacy of Speech and Debate at SJHS

November 10, 2017
"I have gained confidence and learned how to articulate my thoughts more clearly, using my voice, gestures, and posture."
Read More

So Glamorous: The Beauty of Service Learning at SJHS

November 6, 2017
Glamour Gals is a national organization that seeks to facilitate inter-generational friendship and foster compassionate teen leaders, bridging the gap between young and old.
Read More

Find Your Voice! – Choral Singing at SJHS

November 1, 2017
Immersing oneself in a choral song is an incredibly powerful experience because the singer feels a sense of belonging, and of being pulled beyond herself into something great and beautiful, something transcendent.
Read More

Fall Sports Highlights!

October 30, 2017
Check out our Fall Sports update! Volleyball, Cross Country, and Athletes volunteering at the Brooklyn Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon
Read More

Mes de la Herencia Hispana: Hispanic Heritage Month at SJHS

October 27, 2017
For Ms. Quinteros, a 12 year veteran of the SJHS Spanish program, one of the most beautiful moments of the year is when the mothers of students in her Accelerated Spanish classes (and sometimes the students themselves!) prepare a sampling of a wide variety of homemade traditional Latin American food and beverages for the annual Hispanic Heritage celebration.
Read More
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