St. Joseph eUpdate

Hearts Aflame For the Love of Christ

Moving Along with Mrs. Maddox

Dear Friends in Christ,


I was so proud of an email we received from a visiting school about our 8th grade students. Another parish asked if their student could attend our 8th grade Confirmation Retreat on February 1, 2020. This person took time to contact our parish and thank a few of our students for the hospitality and kindness they gave to one of their students who was very nervous about being in a different school, away from her friends and familiar faces. The author of the note took special care to recognize our eighth graders for their ability to notice how nervous she was, and to find ways to include her and welcome her.


At St. Joseph we are committed to the formation of not only just the mind, but also the heart and soul of each child. We have the privilege of teaching each student their inherent worth and dignity as a son or daughter of God. This includes helping them to recognize these same gifts in others. We are proud of our respected reputation throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area for academic excellence; however, to us, notes of gratitude for sincere kindness and hospitality regarding our students mean just as much as our high achieving scores in Math, Reading, and Science.


Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is officially open!!! Please return your registration form by February 21st, 2020. This is the most important step for our administration as we try to preplan the best programs and curriculum for your student(s). We are unable to adequately plan our staffing, technology, textbook, and logistical needs until we know the number of students to expect. If you are unable to pay the registration fee by February 21st, please contact Vicky Cole, she is eager to help you (vcole@stjoeshawnee.org). If you know anyone who is new to the parish, or would like more information about St. Joseph School, please don't hesitate to have them contact me to book a tour, and to see our students and amazing teachers in action. We welcome all students, all abilities, and all faiths to our school. At St. Joseph School there is a genuine care and concern for each student. Encourage them to come check us out!!! You are our best sales-representative.


With a Grateful Heart,

Jodie Maddox, Principal

2020-2021 Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is officially open. Click here for the 2020-2021 Enrollment and Tuition Contract. The enrollment process starts with filling out the attached form and returning it with your registration fee before 2/21/20. The second step in the process is online registration, which will begin (for those families who have paid their registration fees) after 2/21/20. An email will be sent to you with step by step instructions.


Families who have not registered by February 21st will not be able to access their Educonnect account after 2/21/20. If you are unable to pay your registration fee by February 21st, please contact Vicky Cole in our Business Office, she is eager to help. Registration is the most important thing we do to help us prepare for the upcoming school year.

STREAM Academy Registration and Reminders

Our students are loving our new after school STREAM ACADEMY. Registration is open NOW for the next six week session.


Registration form and payment must be sent to school to the attention of Lisa O'Toole. There are only 20 slots available in each session, spots are first come first served when payment and registration is returned together.


Thank you,

Lisa O'Toole

Lizzie Lorang

Upcoming Events

Bishop Miege 7th Grade Preview Day

Friday, Feb, 14th

Click here for more details and registration


Old Shawnee Pizza Night

Feb. 17th!


Bishop Miege Pizza Party for Junior High Students

Feb. 21st

Click here for more information


Papa John's Pizza Night

Feb. 27th!

Order online or pick up and use these coupons


Parish Mission

March 1-3, 7pm, Church

Come for a three night Parish Mission on Christian DNA- Friendship with God, Friendship with others, and Invitation. All Are Welcome! 45 minutes each night! Great way to start Lent off as a family!


St. Joseph Table

March 1st- Pasta Italian Dinner served at 11am

All donations go to those in need from our parish!

Click Here for more information


Father/ Daughter Dance-"Boots-N-Bling"

Friday, March 6th!

Click here for more information and flyer


Mother/ Son Event

Save the Date for April 23rd at Incredible Pizza (former Power Play)

Tickets, gift cards and coupons will be available starting March 1-10th

St. Thomas Aquinas Summer Sports Camps

During June and July, Saint Thomas Aquinas High School offers a variety of sports camps for students entering grades K-8 to explore. Our sports camps include Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Dance, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Strength, Speed & Agility, and Volleyball.


Saint Thomas Aquinas High School also offers several activity camps. These include Chess, Cake Decorating, Kids in the Kitchen, Show Choir and a STEM camp!


Registration is available online through our website: www.stasaints.net/summercamps


We look forward to providing a positive camp experience not only for your son or daughter but for their friends too! Please feel free to pass this information on to friends, neighbors and relatives too!

8th Grade Scholarship Opportunity

The Father Bernard Donnelly Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians is again offering five $500 scholarships to 8th Grade Students who will be enrolling in a Kansas City area Catholic High School this year.


Click Here for the full letter and where to apply

Counselor's Corner

How to Help Kids Learn to Fail

Nurse's Notes

We have seen a marked increase this week in diagnosed cases of Influenza in all grade levels. As a reminder, symptoms of influenza can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, fatigue and occasionally vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults).

Please continue to report diagnosed cases of influenza and Strep to the school nurse. Remind your children to cover their coughs, use good handwashing techniques, and keep hands away from eyes, nose and mouth to help prevent the spread of illness.

Donna Lowther BSN, RN

St. Joseph School Nurse

913-631-7730 ext. 4526

Calendar of Events

Feb. 13

No School

Parent Teacher Conferences, 1-4pm and 5-8pm


Feb. 14- Happy Valentines Day!

No School

Teacher In-Service Day

Miege High School 7th Grade Preview Day, 9am-Noon


Feb. 17

No School- Presidents' Day

PTO Old Shawnee Pizza Day


Feb. 18

Plant Sale Packets are Going Home


Feb. 19

All School Mass (8th Grade)


Feb. 20

Mad Science

Mathletics- make up date

Thankful Thursday


Feb. 21

DEADLINE for Enrollment

GRACE Assembly





For the full school calendar, please click HERE


Click Here for the *Tentative* 2020-2021 Calendar!