St. Joseph High School
August 28th - 31st
October 23rd -27th
October Bears of the Month
Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday Nov. 2nd
SJHS - Competition Gym
Time: Afternoon Session - 12:30pm - 4pm, Evening Session - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
PSAT/NMSQT - All Juniors and Parents - IMPORTANT TESTING INFORMATION
Date Change: PSAT / NMSQT: October 25, 8:45 a.m.
PSAT / NMSQT testing for Juniors will be Wednesday, Oct. 25 starting at 8:45 a.m. in the Competition Gym. The new digital format has caused several issues with local schools and we want to proactively ensure we can complete the test within the testing period.
- Juniors will use their Chromebooks for testing - make sure computers are fully charged for Wednesday morning.
- Encourage students to get a good night’s rest and breakfast.
Report time to the SJHS Competition gym is 8:45 a.m. with a fully charged Chromebook.
Upon completion students will be dismissed to lunch or class.
The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) can be given to 11th grade students. As part of the SAT Suite of Assessments, it’s designed to help prepare students for the SAT, college, and careers. Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT in 11th grade may meet requirements to enter the National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.
St. Joseph Public Schools Survey
Quiz Bowl - Academic Challenge Team
The SJHS Academic Challenge team and the local Lions Club recently competed in the annual "Brain Match" with the Lions defeating the Bears. The tradition dates back to 1997. The SJHS Bears hold the series record , 25-4. Leading the Bears were captains Ramzi Dumke and Ryan Lokey. Fiona Rusk, Grace Yuan, Reilie Netzley, and Logan Lane also participated. The Bears will be competing in the Holland Invitational and the WSJM League starting in November.
Tickets for Oklahoma!
October is College Month
BearTime - College Application Support
Counselors will be offering college application support during Bear Times now throughout October. Please encourage your senior to attend.
Michigan Achievement Scholarship - check out upcoming webinars for students & families.
Students who graduate from high school in Michigan with a diploma or certificate of completion or achieved a high school equivalency certificate in 2023 or after will be eligible for more financial aid from the State of Michigan:
Up to $2,000 if they attend a career training program in Michigan, per year, up to two years
Up to $2,750 if they attend a Michigan community college, per year, up to three years
Up to $4,000 if they attend a Michigan private college or university, per year, up to five years
Up to $5,500 if they attend a Michigan public university or are enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program at a Michigan community college, per year, up to five years
Send College Applications for FREE in the Month of October
Counselors shared this info with students in their English classes
Michigan Assured Admission Pact: 10 Participating Universities have made a pact to admit all Michigan high school graduates who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
Tasks you can complete while you wait for the FAFSA to open in December.
College Road Trip
Creating a College List - Workshop
- head/shoulder, all color, indoor, vertical shot (an outdoor pose with a clean, simple background is acceptable; horizontal photos will not be accepted), .jpeg format, electronically submitted.
- The Picture Day photo will be used if the senior or a photographer doesn’t submit one.
Please review the complete Senior Portrait Requirements and Submission Instructions here. If you have further questions, contact Mrs. Joyce Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
T\he 2022-2023 yearbook has now been distributed to all current 10th-12th graders. Graduated seniors (Class of 2023) can arrange a time to pick up their book in the principal's office during school hours. Extra 22-23 yearbooks ARE available for $70. Contact Ann Essig email@example.com
The 2023-2024 yearbook can now be preordered (to arrive in September, 2024) with a sale price of $60 until November 1. Payments can be made online through Herff Jones, the publisher ($5 fee applies) or by cash/check. Additional information is in this form:
SAT Prep Course
Dear Parents (and Students),
The SAT is changing. It is a new, digital test, beginning in spring 2024.
NOW is the perfect opportunity to start (or continue) training for the SAT. Students in MI are required to take the SAT (Junior year) at school.
Dr. Carlin of drcarlinstestprep.com will be offering his SAT Course at SJHS beginning THU NOV 9 at 6:30 p.m. EST (Room TBD). This is a 3-session, 7.5-hour course (see details below).
Dr. Carlin does an outstanding job presenting both the strategy and content of these complex exams at a fraction of the cost of bigger test prep companies, and he gets results. This course can help students maximize their scores, opening the doors to more competitive colleges as well as bigger money scholarships.
SAT Prep Course (NEW Digital SAT) @ St. Joe HS
Instructor: Dr. Scott Carlin, Ph.D.
Dates: Thursdays NOV 9, 16, & 30 (three-session, 7.5-hour course)
Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m. EST
Location: St. Joe HS (St. Joseph, MI)
4:00 Varsity Volleyball @ Vicksburg Mini Invite
5:00 9th Volleyball Quad
5:00 JV Volleyball @ Holland Christian Quad
7:00 Varsity Football Playoff Game
10:30 Girls/Boys Cross Country @ Regionals/Portage West M.S.
Oct. 24th - Tues. - SJHS Orchestra Halloween Concert - John & Dede Howard Auditorium - 7pm
Oct. 25th - Wed. - 1 Hr. Late Start
Oct. 26th - Th. - Band O'Rama - John & Dede Howard Auditorium - 7pm
Oct. 27th - Fri. - End of 1st Quarter