St. Joseph’s Monthly News

Teacher Feature! Mary Gallagher, US History

April 20, 2018
For our latest Teacher Feature, we interviewed Social Studies teacher Ms. Mary Gallagher: How did you come to SJHS? How...
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“We built a boat!” Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at SJHS

April 16, 2018
On March 23rd, student members of the SJHS Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers chapter received a visit from several NYU-Tandon SHPE members, who led a workshop on building a watercraft.
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Caroline’s Corner: A Letter from Mrs. Latham, March 2018

April 11, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians, This year, as we end the season of Lent, we turn our thoughts to Easter and...
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“Can’t you feel a brand new day?” Black History Month Celebration at SJHS

March 16, 2018
Everybody look around 'Cause there's a reason to rejoice you see Everybody come out And let's commence to singing joyfully Everybody look up And feel the hope that we've been waiting for...Can’t you feel a brand new day?
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An Enticing Aroma: Cooking Club Underway at SJHS!

March 15, 2018
The first meeting began with basics like identifying fruits, balancing texture and flavor, peeling and chopping. The result? A delicious fruit salad!
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Check Out Our Growing Social Media Presence!

March 12, 2018
You probably know that St. Joseph High School has a Facebook page. But were you aware you can keep up with the day to day life of SJHS on Instagram? Or that departments like English, History, and Athletics have their very own dedicated pages? 
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You Can Be A Hero!

March 7, 2018
What better way to reinforce everything you’ve been learning about business and finance than to learn how to teach it to kids? High School Heroes, a program from Junior Achievement New York (JANY) offers just such an opportunity to students.
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Basketball on the Court of Dreams!

March 5, 2018
On February 14th, students and faculty concluded their Ash Wednesday and St. Valentine’s Day by attending a riveting game at Barclays Center. But it wasn’t just your typical game!
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Great Teacher Feature! Ms. Geny Ventura

February 26, 2018
We decided to interview Ms. Ventura about her passion for Chemistry and her love for teaching
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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!
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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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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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