St. Joseph Regional Jr. High School

St. Joe's Journal - Week of April 18, 2021

St. Joe's Mission Statement

St. Joseph Regional Jr. High School is a Catholic, co-educational, inclusive learning community in which students learn and grow in respect for God, themselves, and others, engage in academically rigorous curricula and a wide-range of meaningful service and enrichment experiences.

Nice and Handy! Our ATTENDANCE FORM

Please use this form to report your student is absent whether you need to dismiss them or they are ill. This form can also be found on our website.

April Vacation Questionnaire

To make informed decisions about the school, we are asking you to please complete the below survey IF you are traveling outside of New England during the April vacation.

April Vacation Outside of New England Travel Questionnaire

We appreciate your support and cooperation in providing the information we need to set forth with a plan.

PTO Meeting Thursday

Thursday, April 22 · 7:00 – 7:30pm

Google Meet joining info
Video call link:
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 262-682-3826‬ PIN: ‪320 736 942‬#

We will discuss our Teacher Appreciation Week, curating ways to allocate the funds from the calendar fundraiser. This meeting is purposefully brief. We will expand our meeting next month.

Please attend the video meeting if you can!

The winners are....

We've just wrapped up our superlatives for the yearbook and I'm so excited to announce the winners! Congrats to all of our amazing students! We'll be taking photos of the winners before April vacation.

Musicians: Xavier P. & Olivia S.

Most Polite: Owens A. & Ava L.

Class Artists: Jaden B. & Reagan C.

Class Comedians: Justin K. & Ava T. and Kim B. (It was a tie!)

Best Friends: Anthony M. and Owens A. & Meredith M. and Ali A.

Class Actors: Ryan A. & Salina G.

Most Shy: Anthony R. & Sarah N.

Most Athletic: Jack L. & Mallory H.

Class Brains: Matthew Li & Madeleine S.

Most Likely to Succeed: Sonny D. & Ana B.

Most Changed Since 7th Grade: Tristan H. & Kylie L.

Most School Spirit: Juwer M. & Meghan S.

Best Attitude: Ryan D. & Adut T.


  • Tuesday is a theme day: Dress like your favorite book or movie character!

  • On Thursday 8th graders will need their caps and gowns. These should be pressed and caps should come to school in a bag so they don't lose the tassels as we have no extras. The photographer will take individual pictures and then a group picture of the whole class. 8th graders must wear a white button down shirt under their gown. Boys must wear ties. They can bring it in with their gowns and change at school.

  • Thursday is Spirit Day, so the 8th graders can change back into their spirit wear after the picture is taken.

  • Friday is a dress up day. We will be going to Mass in the morning and in the afternoon during our Advisory period we will be decorating our volleyball shirts!

  • Continue to create Walk-A-Thon teams and bring in sponsor forms to Miss Hind in the Admissions Office! Thanks to everyone who has done so so far.

Sports News:

Still looking for soccer coaches! Can't wait for volleyball season!


This week we have our test on WWI and look at the Roaring 20's and the Great Depression. After the vacation, we will begin our unit on the Holocaust. For homework over vacation, all students need to glue all those pages of the Holocaust book into their notebook. It is a homework and will be worth 10 points!!

Have a wonderful and restful vacation ready to return for the big finish.


We will be studying South America this week and after vacation we will be coming home to North America and the United States. There will be a quiz at the end of the week on the information we highlight together in class. All students will receive their packet on North America this week. The homework for vacation is to glue this packet into their notebooks. This is a homework and will be worth 10 points

Have a wonderful vacation and come back ready to come home!

This week in Math 7

We will continue our work on Geometry Bootcamp, a unit designed such that each student will work at their own pace with frequent check ins. The first part, which we will complete early next week, is to do some investigations about how to find the area of triangles, parallelograms, rectangles, and trapezoids, and where those formulas come from. This will be followed up with plenty of practice. Then, we will work on finding the area of irregular figures.

This week in Pre-Algebra

We will continue our study of functions via linear equations. We will practice graphing them throughout the week using both intercepts and tables to find solutions to graph. We will wrap up the week with an exploration of slope through The Crow and the Pitcher project, which is an experiment involving marbles, water, and a graduated cylinder. After performing the experiment, we will then look into the results to find slope.

This week in Algebra

We will continue to work with linear equations and utilize function notation. We will make great use of our whiteboards to graph plenty of equations and use function notation.

French II

We will be wrapping a review of irregular verbs, especially "avoir" which is used in several idioms and expressions. We will play charades with the expressions and create class sentences at the board. They will play games at their desks such as Battleship and Around the World with all of the verbs. We'll do listening activities and the class will perform dialogues using all of the verbs. There will be a verb assessment on Wednesday. After that, we will review and work on French pronunciation and punctuation. We will also briefly introduce the next unit-Un Pique-nique Francais!

Spanish I

The class will take the test on Chapter 3 next week: 4/19 for periods 2 and 4, and 4/20 for periods 7 & 8. They all have the list of vocabulary and verbs to study, as well as scripts for the speaking part. It will be most beneficial for them to practice regularly for short intervals (daily for 10-15 minutes) leading up to the test. After the test we will do some work on pronunciation and uncover the mysteries of Spanish accent marks! At the end of the week we will have a "pronunciation bee" where they have to sound out words that are unfamiliar to them by using the rules of pronunciation. We will also briefly introduce our next unit-everyone's favorite-food!

Spanish II

The test on Chapter 10 will be on April 19 for period 1, and April 20 for periods 5 & 6. They all have the vocabulary list and verbs to study, as well as scripts for the speaking part. It's best if they study regularly for short intervals leading up to the test. (10-15 minutes daily) After the test, we will do a review of Spanish pronunciation and accent marks. At the end of the week, we will have a "pronunciation bee" where they have to sound out words that are unfamiliar to them by using the pronunciation rules. We will also briefly introduce the next unit on daily activities.

Big picture

  • April 20th: $19.50 for Cap and Gown due

  • April 20th: Theme day- Favorite Book/Movie Character

  • April 22nd: 8th grade graduation picture day

  • April 26-30: Spring Vacation

  • Month of May: Intramural volleyball at recess

  • May 4th: Themed dress up day- Kentucky Derby Day- Wear your most outrageous hat! The more creative the better.

  • May14th: 7th grade movie night- 7:00-10:00 (In the school yard)

  • May 18th: Theme day- Decade day- Dress up in your favorite duds from any previous decade.

  • May 22nd: STJ Walk-A-Thon- Get your teams together!

  • May 28th: Volleyball tournament 1:00pm

  • May 31st : Memorial Day- No School!

  • June 1st: Theme day- Hawaiian day

  • June 11th: Awards day 9:00 am- More details to come
  • Graduation Dance - 7:00pm- 10:00pm In the school yard theme "red carpet"

  • June 15th: Last day of school 11:30 Dismissal
  • 6:00pm- Graduation @ Cathedral more details to come!