St. Joseph Regional Jr. High School

St. Joe's Journal - Week of May 31, 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.

Graduation News:

The Awards Assembly will be after our mass on June 11. We will set up a Google Classroom for parents to join the assembly. The assembly will begin at 9:00 AM and will last approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

The Graduation Dance will be June 11, 7:00-10:00 PM. The theme is "Red Carpet". All drinks and snacks will be provided. There will also be a photo wall for pictures!

The last day of school for the 8th grade will be on June 14. They will be practicing for graduation so they will need to bring the shoes they plan to wear to graduation to school that day. They will also be bringing home everything they have at St. Joe's on this day.

Graduation is June 15th at St. Joseph Cathedral on Pine St. All graduates will need to report to the church for practice at 8:00 until 9:30. Parents may pick up their students at that time. Graduates will be free for the rest of the day. Graduates will return to the church at 5:30. All graduates will receive 3 tickets to the graduation. People will need a ticket to get into the church.


Homerooms 211, 212, 213 and 220 have advanced to the final rounds of the volleyball tournament. These games will be plated on Tuesday, June 1. All may wear their volleyball shirts one last time. Ribbons will be awarded at the end of the tournament.

Student Council:

We are still collecting lip balm for our troops serving abroad. Any lip balm that does not contain petroleum is greatly appreciated.

Talent Show:

We will be having a dress rehearsal for the show on Wednesday, June 3rd at 3:00 pm in the gym. Performers' parents are welcome to this performance. Performers should bring costumes and music to school on Wednesday. These students will perform for the other students on Thursday, June 4 during recess.


A review of the virtues that offer grace and help from God through Jesus Christ to live a truly good and happy life by practicing the Seven Virtues.

The Seven Virtues are the four Cardinal Virtues of

  • Prudence
  • Temperance
  • Justice
  • Fortitude

and the three Theological Virtues of

  • Faith
  • Hope
  • Love

The Cardinal Virtues take their name from the Latin word for the hinge of a door--which is to say they are "pivotal". They are the natural virtues that everybody--not just Christians--recognizes as essential. The Theological Virtues are supernatural virtues which are, by and large, only known to Christians and are only possible with the help of God.

God Bless,


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American History:

This week we finish Chapter 26 on WWII. Looks like our last worksheets and test will be next week.


This week we finish our research and posters on our region of the United States. Presentations will begin on Thursday. As each pair presents, the rest of the class will take notes for one last quiz next week.

This week in Science

7th grade: We will be discussing cellular respiration in depth in class. This is a key component for many organisms to live such as humans. We will be going over the process in class with in class reinforcement of the concept with several activities so that students get a better grasp of how energy is gained from consuming sugars inside food.

8th grade: We will be discussing the patterns of circulation in the atmosphere in depth in class. This will include talking about the Coriolis Effect in depth along with some smaller concepts such as land and sea breezes. We will get a chance to practice these concepts with some different activities in the classroom.


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This week in Math 7

We will begin to learn about statistics and probability! We are going to review mean, median, mode, and range. Then we are going to use what we know about those topics to construct and compare Box-and-Whisker plots, which are a way of looking at the spread of data and assessing its viability. We will finish the week by talking about populations versus samples, and what it means to have a good set of data as opposed to a biased set of data. If there is time, we will also start to look at probability, which determines the likelihood of something happening.

This week in Pre-Algebra

We will start with our test on the linear algebra unit, which includes functions, slope, graphing with slope intercept form, writing equations, function notation, systems, and graphing linear inequalities. Then, we are going to quickly review percents and percent equations and finish up by learning how to simplify radical expressions.

This week in Algebra

We will finish working on graphing systems of inequalities and the review to take our test on inequalities. The test will include solving and graphing one variable inequalities and absolute value inequalities, graphing and solving disjunctions and conjunction inequalities, graphing linear inequalities, and solving systems of inequalities. Then, if there is time, we will start to review simplifying radical expressions.

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There's a lot going on in the next few weeks!

  • June 1st: Theme Day- Hawaiian Day

  • June 10th: Whole school field trip - End of Year Celebration!

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

  • June 15th, 8th grade only: Last day of school 11:30am Dismissal
  • 6pm- 7pm, 8th grade graduation at St. Joseph Cathedral, details to come!

  • June16th: Last day of school for 7th graders