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SJA E-NEWS | May 26, 2017 In This Issue Student Spotlight College Corner Help Us Ensure Safe Prom, Graduation Season

Parents: At-A-Glance Monday, May 29 "Earn Your Spots 5K & 1-Mile Race" Saint Joseph Academy, 9 a.m.

Join Us on Monday to "Earn Your Spots!"

Memorial Day/No School/Office Closed

Make Sure Your Daughter's Chromebook is Ready for Next School Year

Tuesday, May 30 Teacher Professional Day/No School/Office Open

Pop Tabs Help Support Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland Families

Seniors' "Walk of the Roses"

Tree Night, Baccalaureate Mass Start Farewells for the Class of 2017

Commencement Ceremony (By Ticket Only)

Talented Student-Musicians Create Magical Moments at Annual Jazz and Cabaret Concert

Rocky River Drive, 6:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Angels Church, 7 p.m.

Help Us Ensure Safe Graduation Season

"Live on Lakeside" Appearance Highlights Summer Camp Opportunities

Administrators from six area Catholic high schools are jointly asking Senior parents to help ensure a safe and happy graduation season. As part of an educational effort, the administrators have composed a letter outlining the details of the 1989 Amendment to the Ohio Revised Code, commonly known as the "Keg Law," that holds individuals responsible for underage drinking on property under their control. Senior parents, please click here to read the letter.

Prom 2017 Was a Night to Remember

Join Us on Monday to "Earn Your Spots!" Start your Memorial Day off by exercising and helping raise vital support for the Saint Joseph Academy Scholarship Fund!

Students Perform in Dazzle Awards The Academy Chorale to Sing "The Star Spangled Banner" at Indians Game Summer Hours at The Paw Prints Store Sports Highlights

Quick Links School Calendar Paw Prints Store Calendar

L-R: Jessica Nauman '18, Head Coach Varsity Rugby Mrs. Jaime Cleary, Kristin Nauman '18 and Margaret Grant '19 at "Earn Your Spots" Jaguar 5K Race/1-Mile Walk in 2016

The 5th Annual "Earn Your Spots Jaguar 5K Race/1-Mile Walk" is being held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 at 9 a.m. Cost is $30 for race day registration. Students who participate in this event will be eligible for a wellness credit by documenting their participation.

Volunteers are needed to help with both the pre-event planning and day of logistics for the "Earn Your Spots 5K


Upcoming Events

Race/1-Mile Walk" and Annual Golf Outing.

Tuesday, July 25

Interested in volunteering or sponsorship opportunities? Please contact Alumnae Director Ms. Allison Busser '04.

Mandatory OHSAA All Fall Student Athletes and Parent Meeting Saint Joseph Academy, 6 p.m.

Make Sure Your Daughter's Chromebook is Ready for Next School Year

Saturday, July 29 Twenty-Third Annual Golf Outing , Sweetbriar Golf Course, 10:30 a.m.

Student Spotlight

The Technology Department has designated support days throughout the summer in which students are encouraged bring their Chromebooks in for any needed repairs. Taking advantage of these days will also assist in avoiding extended repair times in August caused by the large volume of technical support requests and repairs often received at the beginning of the school year. Monday, June 19, 2017, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, July 7, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, August 3, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Click here to find out more information about designated support days.

Pop Tabs Help Support Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland Families

Name: Natalie Barendt '18 Accomplishments: Natalie was selected as one of two Saint Joseph Academy students to participate in LookUp To Cleveland. The program connects high school students in the Greater Cleveland area to people, places and projects moving it forward while developing leadership skills and learning how they can impact their communities. The prestigious program only accepts two high school students per school into this program per year. "Our first program session was in October and we had our commencement ceremony on April 27. We met for a full day once a month to discuss a specific topic about the community. The program culminates in a Civic Vision Project which gave us the opportunity to create a revitalization plan for a specific community in Cleveland. My group

Congratulations to the entire student body this year for collecting enough pop tabs to donate nearly $400 to support families of hospitalized children at Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland! The pop tabs, which were presented in purple wheelbarrows, weighed 480 pounds! The Academy was recognized by the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland as Members of the Key Club at the Ronald a member of the "Collect a Million McDonald House Club" for collecting over a million pop tabs! Saint Joseph Academy has donated to Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland for more than 27 years.

Tree Night, Baccalaureate Mass Start Farewells for the Class of 2017 As family and friends watched, the 176 members of the Class of 2017 on Thursday celebrated Tree Night and the Baccalaureate Mass. The evening began with graduates processing down the front steps of the Academy to the sounds of "Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A" by Mozart. Standing before a packed crowd of family and friends, President Mrs. Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis '71 welcomed guests and Sister Judy Cole, CSJ '56, provided the opening blessing.

The Senior Leadership Team plants

the Class of 2017's tree The Class of 2017 used the white umbrellas donated by the Class of 2009 to stay dry for Tree Night. Click here for more photos from the evening.

Talented Student-Musicians Create Magical


focused on Slavic Village. Through LookUp To Cleveland, I have learned so much about the city of Cleveland and how to be a good community member. I learned how to be an effective leader, and I learned valuable leadership and networking skills for the professional world," shared Natalie Barendt '18. Activities & Interests: Natalie is a three-year member of Student Council, a member of National Honor Society, Our Lady of Angels tutor, participated in Saint Joseph Academy's first Mock Trial team and will be the co-president of the team next year. She is also an Academy Ambassador. Natalie went on a mission trip to New Orleans and will be traveling to the Dominican Republic this summer for another mission trip to serve our dear neighbors.

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Moments at Annual Jazz and Cabaret Concert Parents, students, faculty and friends of Saint Joseph Academy enjoyed the annual "Jazz and Cabaret Night," held last Thursday in the Auditorium. The Jazz Band, Show Choir and The Academy Chorale all performed in this popular, end-of-the-year concert.

Carol Hall '17

Instrumental selections included "Birdland" by John Coltrane, "Birdland" by Josef Zawinul and several hit songs by Maroon 5, OneRepublic and Adele. Vocal selections included "Concrete Wall/Enchanted," "My Heart Will Go On" and "All Star." Graduating Seniors received special recognition in their last Saint Joseph Academy concert. Click here to see the

complete photo album.

"Live on Lakeside" Appearance Highlights Summer Camps Saint Joseph Academy once again appeared on "Live on Lakeside" on WKYC/Channel 3, this time to share information on our upcoming summer camps. Guests included Head Coach Varsity Soccer and Health Sciences Honors Program Coordinator Mr. Cory Otto and students Lucy Casper '18 and Sophia Gentile '19. Click here to view their appearance! L-R: Mr. Cory Otto, Lucy Casper '18 and From crew to leadership to Sophia Gentile '19 photography to musical theater and everything in-between, Saint Joseph Academy Summer Camps have it all! Space is limited, so register early. For details and to register for our camps, click here. Call 216.251.4868 if you have questions.

Prom 2017 Was a Night to Remember Prom 2017 was filled with memories to last a lifetime. Saint Joseph Academy Seniors danced the night away by the waterfront at their prom at Windows on the River on Saturday, May 20. The dazzling venue offered an unforgettable backdrop for students and their dates. Before making their way to the West Bank of the Flats, they paused for a photo opportunity at the Academy. Here is an album of the night's highlights from photos taken at Saint Joseph Academy, before students left for Windows on the River.

Students Perform in Dazzle Awards Last week, three students from the Performing Arts program performed in the opening and closing numbers of the awards ceremony for the Dazzle Awards, presented by Playhouse Square. The purpose of the Dazzle Awards is to inspire and honor excellence in high school musical theater, and to recognize the importance of musical theater


and arts education within the Northeast Ohio community. This regional program culminates at the Connor Palace with the Dazzle Awards, modeled after the Tony AwardsÂŽ, to recognize outstanding musical theater productions and students. The winners in the Best Actor and Best Actress category have the opportunity to participate in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York City. Three students from the program to perform in the Opening and Closing numbers of the awards ceremony. Mary Walsh-Hilf '18, Alison Sheehan '18 and Beck Saine '18 (St. Ignatius High School) had the opportunity perform on the Connor Palace stage at Playhouse Square and work with a Broadway music director, choreographer and director. L-R: Beck Saine '18, Mary Walsh-Hilf '18 and Alison Sheehan '18

The students had the opportunity to hold the "genie lamp" from Aladdin on Broadway, as well as a Tony award. Bravo, students, on a job well done!

The Academy Chorale to Sing "The Star Spangled Banner" at Indians Game Make plans now to attend the Thursday, June 1, 2017 Indians game at Progressive Field as The Academy Chorale begins the game by singing "The Star Spangled Banner." Tickets are $20. Click here for a link to the order form. For questions, please contact Performing Arts - Vocal Music and Department Chair Miss Kathleen Cooper.

Summer Hours at The Paw Prints Store The Paw Prints Store will be closed from Tuesday, May 30-Monday, June 5. Regular summer hours will begin on Tuesday, June 6. The store will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. There will be exceptions and special hours during events so please check the website for specific times; however, the online store is always open!

Sports Highlights Crew Sends Three Boats to Nationals This Weekend! The Jaguar crew have three boats advancing to the national championship regatta in Camden, New Jersey this weekend. The Freshman competed this morning but unfortunately, did not advance to the next round. The Varsity 8+ and 2nd Varsity 8+ advanced to the semifinals! Congratulations and good luck!

Rugby Finishes 7th at National Championships The rugby program, who captured the national championship in 2016, finished in seventh place this year at the tournament, held in Elkhart, Indiana. The Jaguars lost their opening game to Kahuku (Hawaii) 22-0, a The Jaguar Varsity 8+ team that went on to finish second in the tournament. Later that day, the Jags fell 24-7 to State College, Pennsylvania. Saint Joseph Academy showed their resiliency on Sunday however as they came back in the 7th place game and defeated Warsaw (Indiana) 34-29, a team they had just lost to just over two weeks ago at the Midwest Championships.

The Jaguar Rugby team at National Championships


In Elkhart, the Jaguars were without several Seniors who missed the tournament to attend prom but Saint Joseph Academy received some strong performances in the win over Warsaw. Mary Chura '18 led the way with three tries while Anna Schubert '18, Annie Rolf '17 and Frankie Burns '19 each added one try. Regina Baldado '18 had two conversion kicks in the win. Congratulations, ladies, on a great season!

Jaguars Finish 4th at Districts; Send 9 to Regionals Saint Joseph Academy finished in fourth place at the Brunswick district meet and sent nine athletes to the regional meet. The regional meet concludes at Amherst High School today. Congratulations to these students! Annie Allen '20 - 4×800 relay and 1600 meter run Amanda Keim '20 - 4×800 relay Sydney Seymour '18 - 4×800 relay Maggie Wagner '18 - 4×800 relay Emma Pesicka '19 - Shot put Haley Morgan '19 - 4×200 relay and 200 meter dash Lauren Zawie '17 - 4×200 relay Timmia Crayton-Prioleau '19 - 4×200 relay and 400 meter dash Jessica Wrenn '17 - 4×200 relay and 300 meter hurdles

Timmia Crayton-Prioleau '19

To check out photos, see scores from rugby, softball, crew or track and field or to the schedules for upcoming important meetings, click here.

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