St. Joseph’s Monthly News

SJHS Students Attend the March for Life

February 6, 2019
Coming from a variety of backgrounds, 5 SJHS students attended the March with an open mind and an interest in understanding more about the reasons why people engage in pro-life activism.
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Senior Spotlight: Bethgeana Coq

February 5, 2019
As a freshwoman at SJHS, Bethgeana Coq didn’t know what to expect when she showed up in the chapel one morning for Ms. Prime’s 40 day Prayer Challenge.
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“Be Positive!”: Student Athletes Reflect on Diamond State Classic

January 31, 2019
Over the Christmas break the Varsity Basketball team attended a tournament called the Diamond State Classic. The tournament was paired with an organization called B+ (Be Positive), and each team was paired with a child battling cancer.
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SJHS Students Attend BNY Mellon Young Women’s Leadership Conference

January 24, 2019
On Friday January 11th, National Honor Society students from St. Joseph High School were invited to attend BNY Mellon’s Young...
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National Honor Society: A SJHS Tradition

December 11, 2018
Founded to acknowledge outstanding high school students across the US, the NHS  rests on 4 pillars: Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character. Each year, students all over the country are inducted into this prestigious organization, and SJHS is proud to name many alumni and current students among them.
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You Can Be a Hero!

December 6, 2018
One of the most well-loved annual JANY events our students participate in is High School Heroes. For one day, students visit elementary school classrooms as teachers, sharing what they've learned about finances, business and more with much younger students. In
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Alumna Spotlight: Laure Raymond

December 4, 2018
Class of 2014 Alumna Laure Raymond recently finished her senior year at Barnard College, where she majored in Biology. When...
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Thanksgiving on the Street Corner

November 29, 2018
Once again this year, a large group of SJHS students participated in the annual Thanksgiving-On-The-Street, founded by Sister Mary Lanning of Yes!Solutions. One of the many “neighbor-to-neighbor” initiatives of Yes!Solutions, the annual Thanksgiving feast serves upwards of 2000 New Yorkers from a bench in a bus stop in Harlem.
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Students and Faculty Present at Sankofa STEAM Education Conference!

November 7, 2018
On Friday, October 19th, several St. Joseph High School students and faculty attended and presented at the Sankofa Global Project's...
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Imperfect Love: A Reflection on Service

November 6, 2018
This service experience opened not only my eyes, but it also my heart. Service isn’t about fixing other people or their problems. It’s about loving them through their struggles and being one with them through their suffering.
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“Speech has helped me find my voice”: Interview with Speech Champion Nina Pluviose

October 22, 2018
Junior Nina Pluviose is a SJHS Speech Team veteran. In honor of her latest victory and to spread the word about this awesome co-curricular activity, we decided to sit down with Nina to learn more about her Speech Team experience. 
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Parents Painting: Parent Association Kicks Off with Sip & Paint Night!

October 22, 2018
One of our goals here at St. Joseph High School is to foster a sustainable, long-lasting relationship with the parents and family members of our students. Last week, our new Parent Association planned and hosted their first social event of the year: a Sip & Paint night!
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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: Fun, Beautiful and Delicious!

October 18, 2018
This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration was packed with fun workshops, and featured a live Mariachi band, a huge dessert table, and a keynote address from Ami Dar, founder and CEO of Idealist.org.
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Seniors at Brooklyn Museum for Photo Day

October 16, 2018
This year our Senior class chose to take their class photos at the beautiful Brooklyn Museum, visiting two exhibits, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, and Infinite Blue. Learn more and check out a photo gallery of their stunning photos here!
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First Annual Athletics Celebration a Huge Success!

October 11, 2018
Over the past two years, our Athletics program here at St. Joseph High School has grown by leaps and bounds. To mark the success of the growing program and honor our fantastic coaches, student athletes, alumnae and benefactors, we held the first annual St. Joseph High School Athletics Celebration on September 28th!
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Farewell to Sister Jean Philip Brady, CSJ

October 5, 2018
Sister Jean Philip Brady, CSJ, passed away peacefully this week, at Maria Regina Residence, in Brentwood.  Sister Jean worked here at St. Joseph High School for over 40 years. 
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Summer School…for Teachers!

September 19, 2018
While our students were enjoying their summer vacation, many SJHS teachers were hard at work learning and growing as educators. Here's a taste of some of the amazing Professional Development opportunities our faculty and staff took part in.
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Discovering the World through AP Art History

September 17, 2018
Now that our school has received AP (Advanced Placement) course certification, many SJHS teachers have been signing up for Professional Development courses to help prepare them to teach these classes.
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Ready for the Year at Summer Readiness

September 14, 2018
Ready for the Year at Summer Readiness Every summer, we welcome a group of incoming freshwomen for a two week...
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Launching Cyber Security Course at SJHS

September 13, 2018
This summer, Ms. Green and Mr. Mobijohn participated in an intensive 3 week training  program in a brand new Cyber Security curriculum developed by NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
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Photo Gallery: Goodbye Seniors!

June 11, 2018
We are so proud to announce that all of our seniors have graduated and are college bound! Here are a few shots from the big day
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SJHS Runners Finish Impressive Year

June 6, 2018
For a team that has been around only few seasons so far, it is very exciting to see our young runners making such big strides!
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SJHS Robotics Takes 3rd Place at NYU InnoVention Competition!

June 4, 2018
Last summer, several SJHS students and faculty participated in a four week robotics design course at NYU Tandon School of Engineering through the NYU ITEST program. This activity jumpstarted the SHJS Robotics Team, which worked hard all year prototyping and building their home-cleaning robot creation, Zeno. On May 22nd, Zeno and the SJHS Robotics Team went on to with 3rd place in the NYU InnoVention Robotics Competition! 
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The Art of Memory: Multimedia Arts Night at SJHS

June 1, 2018
On May 16th, our Spring Multimedia arts night was held at St. Boniface Oratory, just down the street from St. Joseph High School.
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“Don’t Let Anyone Count You Out!” Genelle Sonson’s Alumnae Profile

May 30, 2018
"Don't Let Anyone Count You Out!" Genelle Sonson's Alumnae Profile “It’s fascinating to see how a tiny baby could grow...
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Mu Alpha Theta Shares the Joy of Math

May 17, 2018
It’s hard for many students to believe that learning and using math can be fun and exciting. Here at SJHS, our local Mu Alpha Theta chapter organized two special community mathematics events, Pi Day and a Math Meet!
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SJHS Alumnae Luncheon Celebrates Great Memories and Bright Futures

May 9, 2018
At our recent annual Alumnae Luncheon, alumnae from the classes of 1950 through 1988 shared in a day of fun and fellowship, reminiscing about their own years as students at St. Joseph High School while having the chance to meet current students and to learn more about the present and future of SJHS.
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Shakespeare Comes Alive at SJHS

May 7, 2018
Here at SJHS, through exciting workshops with Stages on the Sound, a Brooklyn based theatre education non-profit, students encounter the language of Shakespeare's plays by jumping right into the action.
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Students Take the Lead: Student Government Association Re-Ignited at SJHS

May 3, 2018
The Parkland victims’ recent vocal efforts to increase school safety brought up questions among SJHS students about their own participation in political life and their work for the common good in society, a central responsibility of Christian citizens.
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October 18, 2017
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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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