St. Joseph’s Monthly News

Caroline’s Corner: A Letter from Ms. Latham, January 2018

February 5, 2018
Dear St. Joseph High School Community, Happy New Year! 2017 was a busy year for St. Joseph High School!
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Prototyping a new Engineering Program at SJHS

February 2, 2018
Measurement and design are fundamentally based on spatial awareness and reasoning, skills that have fallen by the wayside in many areas of contemporary education, but are heavily stressed in this course.
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What Opportunity Can Do

February 1, 2018
Students selected as Fellows follow a six-year path, from the summer before Junior year of high school until the fourth year of college, wherein they complete annual, paid summer internships, attend fully funded study abroad programs, visit dozens of colleges and universities, and gain exposure to numerous possible career paths.
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Origami and the Beauty of Math

January 29, 2018
Drawing on the kitchen floor with chalk, Alex's cousin showed her different methods to solve problems, opening up the layers of patterns within the numbers and allowing her to see the logic and elegance behind what had appeared to be just a pile of memorized answers.
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Civil Rights for All: SJHS Students Attend the March for Life!

January 25, 2018
This year, seven students, all CSJ leaders, along with Ms. Parris-Strigle attended the March for Life, joining a large group of all ages from schools and parishes across the Brooklyn-Queens Diocese.
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“Documenting Ourselves”

December 13, 2017
For the second year in a row, St. Joseph High School seniors participated in the annual Mosaic Literary Conference, hosted by Mosaic Magazine,
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A Passion for Justice

December 11, 2017
For Samantha Acosta, a senior at St. Joseph High School, the opportunity to participate in the prestigious Sonia and Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program this past summer was a dream come true.
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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.
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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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Caroline’s Corner: A Letter from Ms. Latham, January 2018

February 5, 2018
Dear St. Joseph High School Community, Happy New Year! 2017 was a busy year for St. Joseph High School!
Read More

Prototyping a new Engineering Program at SJHS

February 2, 2018
Measurement and design are fundamentally based on spatial awareness and reasoning, skills that have fallen by the wayside in many areas of contemporary education, but are heavily stressed in this course.
Read More

What Opportunity Can Do

February 1, 2018
Students selected as Fellows follow a six-year path, from the summer before Junior year of high school until the fourth year of college, wherein they complete annual, paid summer internships, attend fully funded study abroad programs, visit dozens of colleges and universities, and gain exposure to numerous possible career paths.
Read More

Origami and the Beauty of Math

January 29, 2018
Drawing on the kitchen floor with chalk, Alex's cousin showed her different methods to solve problems, opening up the layers of patterns within the numbers and allowing her to see the logic and elegance behind what had appeared to be just a pile of memorized answers.
Read More

Civil Rights for All: SJHS Students Attend the March for Life!

January 25, 2018
This year, seven students, all CSJ leaders, along with Ms. Parris-Strigle attended the March for Life, joining a large group of all ages from schools and parishes across the Brooklyn-Queens Diocese.
Read More

“Documenting Ourselves”

December 13, 2017
For the second year in a row, St. Joseph High School seniors participated in the annual Mosaic Literary Conference, hosted by Mosaic Magazine,
Read More

A Passion for Justice

December 11, 2017
For Samantha Acosta, a senior at St. Joseph High School, the opportunity to participate in the prestigious Sonia and Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program this past summer was a dream come true.
Read More

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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Girls: Pitt leads St. Joseph to comeback win over McClancy

January 31, 2018
EAST ELMHURST, NY- Since making her commitment to Wagner in the fall it's been a struggle for St. Joseph star guard Raven Pitt '18 to...
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Step Team Honors MLK’s Legacy

January 25, 2018
“We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny.”
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STEP Team at the New York Encounter!

January 22, 2018
From The Tablet:  “A Single Garment of Destiny”: Honoring MLK Jr. With Every Step, Every Sound Rumbling and thumping sounds echoed...
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Taking off: St. Joseph’s star ready for next step

December 13, 2017
There was no point in waiting. St. Joseph point guard Raven Pitt visited Wagner College several times over the last...
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Endless Possibilities for Every Student

October 18, 2017
St. Joseph High School (SJHS) has been the heart and soul of Downtown Brooklyn since its founding in 1904. While...
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SJHS in Communion and Liberation’s Good Friday Procession over Brooklyn Bridge

April 21, 2017
Seniors from St. Joseph H.S., downtown Brooklyn, participated in the Communion and Liberation’s Good Friday Procession April 14. Faculty member...
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