News

2021

  • September

    2021-2022 Golf Banner Event

    On the evening of Monday, October 4th the SJ23 Golf Coaches will be hosting a 9 Hole - 2 Player Scramble at State of Golf Katy, an indoor Golf Simulator Bar, as a Fundraiser for the Golf Program.  To participate in the event, please click on the link below;  donations of $250 or more include a 2 Person Team for the Scramble, while any donation amount is accepted to support the program. 
    You must be over 18 to attend the event.  Contact Coach Alleman with any questions regarding the event or donating :  jalleman@sj23lions.org

    Please use this form to support the 2021-2022 Golf Banner Event.
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  • Freshman Retreat

    Dear Freshman Parent,
     
    As you know, our Freshmen retreat will be held this Friday. Please note that this is a mandatory retreat for the Freshman class. Students who are absent, will need to make up the retreat by writing a paper.
     
    Following is some very important information you will need for the day’s activities:
     
     
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  • Fundraiser for the Golf Program - October 4th

     
    On the evening of Monday, October 4th, SJ23 Golf Coaches will be hosting a 9 Hole - 2 Play Scramble at State of Golf Katy, an indoor Golf Simulator Bar, as a Fundraiser for the Golf Program. 
    • To participate in the event, please click on the link below; donations of $250 or more include a 2 Person Team for the Scramble, while any donation amount is accepted to support the program.
    • Please use this form to support the 2021-2022 Golf Banner Event. 
     






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  • Homecoming 411

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  • September 23, 2021 - Weekly Newsletter

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  • SJ23 student email responsibilities

    • All SJ23 students should be checking their SJ23 emails daily.  
    • All SJ23 students should be checking their message tab on Blackbaud.
      Some students have 400 unread messages on Blackbaud 
       
    • All SJ23 students should be checking Blackbaud a few times each day for grades, assignments, teacher messages etc.  
    • SJ23 students should utilize teachers Access time from 3:00-3:30 for tutorials, to ask questions, for clarity, to turn in make-up work, complete assignments etc. 
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  • 2021 Blood Drive

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  • Homecoming Information

    Homecoming is the week October 18-23.

    Spirit Week
    Monday, October 18th – Meme Day
    Tuesday, October 19th – Western
    Wednesday, October 20th – Mass Dress
    Thursday, October 21st – Character Day
    Friday, October 22nd  - Mums, Garter, Overalls, Lion Pride Spirit Dress
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  • Information for the Week of October 11th

    Please read about the week of October 11th for information about PSAT and Parent/Teacher Conferences:
     
    Monday, October 11th – No school
    Tuesday, October 12th – Crimson Day Classes
    Wednesday, October 13th – PSAT for 9th 10th and 11th graders
    • Students can wear Free Dress
    • Report to assigned classroom at 8:00 AM
    • Students will be dismissed when the test is over around 12:00 PM-12:30 PM
    • There will be no cafeteria service and no extended care
    • No school for 12th graders (use this day as a college campus visit day)
    • All 9th 10th and 11th grade students have already been signed up for the test through SJ23
    Thursday, October 14th – Gold Day Classes
    Friday, October 15th – Parent/Teacher Conferences (no classes for students)

    Parent Teacher conferences will take place on campus Friday, October 15 8:00am-11:50 am then 1:00pm- 4:00pm. Please see Link below. You will be able to sign up for a 10-minute conference slot with any of your students' teachers. The last day to sign up is Wednesday, October 13th at 8:00pm.

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  • Raffle Season Help Needed

     
    Raffle Season is fast approaching!! 
    We are looking for volunteers to serve as coordinator for ticket sales at the following parishes:
    Epiphany
    St. Bart’s
    St. Edith Stein
    St. Faustina
    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
    St. Theresa’s (Sugar Land)
    This is a small time commitment to help our school!  If you would like to serve as Parish Raffle Sales Coordinator for one of these churches, please contact Annette Higgins at annettehigginstx@comcast.net or 713-295-1365.
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  • September 16, 2021 - Weekly Newsletter

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  • September 9, 2021 - Weekly Newsletter

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  • St. Faustina needs volunteers for Fall Festival

    St. Faustina Catholic Church in Fulshear needs volunteers for their Fall Festival.  You may earn can Works of Mercy Hours by signing up below. NOTE: some positions are specifically for teens, others for adults.
     
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  • Varsity Golf try-outs

    Varsity Golf Try-out on September 18th at 7:30 am at Cinco Ranch Golf Course.  If you are interested in trying out for the Varsity Golf Team, please communicate your interest to Coach Alleman in Room 217, or email him at jalleman@sj23lions.org  
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  • Works of Mercy Important Dates

    New Works of Mercy procedures for this school year 
    Students may turn in their Works of Mercy Proposals and Verification Forms to their House Mentors as they complete their hours. Our Works of Mercy Coordinator for this school year will be Sr. Jude Andrew. Feel free to forward any questions you have to her at srjudeandrew@sj23lions.org. 
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  • LifeTouch Pictures information

    To purchase School pictures, go to Lifetouch and create an account (if you do not have one) search for St. John XXIII and enter student name etc.  

    Lifetouch Sports picture day:
    • Monday, September 20 - Volleyball, Cheer, Dance, Cross Country in competition gym at 3 PM. (Students need to pick up forms from Coach Jackson prior to picture taking)
    • Picture re-take is Tuesday, September 21 for all student's who missed picture day.
    • Monday, September 27 – Football and Band team/individual pictures on the football field at 3 PM. (Students need to pick up forms from Coach Jackson prior to picture taking)

      Senior Photos:
      Friendly reminder that the senior yearbook photography deadline is scheduled for next Saturday, September 25th. ( This is the last day that seniors can be ph
      otographed and appear in the finished senior yearbook.
      Please call Katy studio at 
      281-492-9361 and get their appointments scheduled ASAP.
       
     
     
     
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  • Parent Coffee's with the Principal

    All parent coffee's begin at 8:15 AM in the Student Center
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  • Hurricane Ida Relief Drive

    Our Neighbors to the East Need Our Help! 

    The Lion Community to the rescue! Please support the victims of Hurricane Ida in Southeast Louisiana. We will be collecting supplies during the morning and afternoon during arrival and dismissal carpool this Thursday and Friday! 

    Please bring your items to the circle drive or football field parking lot Thursday, September 2 or Friday, September 3. See below for more details. Thank you for your generosity!


    • Update on Hurrican Ida Relief Drive -  Thank you to all of our SJ23 families for your outpouring of love and support in coming to the aid of our Louisiana neighbors.  A 6X12 trailer was filled with donated items and was delivered to the Diocese of  Houma Thibodaux on Tuesday.  "Bear one another's burden, and so fulfill the law of Christ" Galatians 6:2  

     

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    St. John XXIII Blood Drive

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  • Roar Store Hours

    You may make purchases online and arrange for pickup through roarstore@sj23lions.org 
     
    Tuesday for students only :
    Community time – 9:25 AM – 10:10 AM and during both lunches: 

    Thursday
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Home games 3 PM -6 PM

    Friday
    2:30 PM -4:30 PM,
    Home football games 5 PM - 9 PM
     
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  • Tuition Assistance work opportunities

    This program includes a set number of hours of service in various programs and projects during the school year.  
    • These hours are to be completed on the school campus by the end of each academic year.   
    • Students must complete a minimum of half of the required service hours; however, half of the required hours may be completed by a family member.
    • It is the responsibility of each family to schedule and keep a record of hours worked.  All hours must be approved/initialed by the individual supervising the opportunity.
    •  If hours are not completed by the end of the school year - May 20, 2022 - grades and transcripts will be held until your hours are fulfilled.
    • Please send a list of completed hours to Tawana Fulmer tfulmer@sj23lions.org.
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  • New SJ23 Adult Bible Study with Deacon Baker

    Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life
    Jesus is our savior, our redeemer, our Lord, and our God. Our belief in Jesus is what makes us who we are as Catholics, as Christians, but do we really know him as we should? 
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  • September 2, 2021 - Weekly Newsletter

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  • SJ23 Announces Coaching Additions

    Welcome Jason Allen -Golf Coach and Emrick Jagneaux
     
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  • St. John Vianney Drive-by Food Drive

    Win a pizza party for your House while supporting the St. John Vianney Food Drive!

    Simply bring any of the items in the attached flyer to the Student Center, before or after school on Wednesday & Thursday (Sept 8 & 9). Thank you for donating! Here is a list of items. 
     
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  • Kairos Retreat

    For students attending our November Kairos retreat, there will be a meeting for parents next Tuesday, Sept 28th at 5:30pm in Campus Ministry. Students do not need to attend this meeting. Please be sure to RSVP to Mrs. DeMois at sdemois@sj23lions.org. 
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  • August

    August 26, 2021 - Weekly Newsletter

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  • August 19, 2021 - Weekly Newsletter

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  • Cafeteria Food Service Changes

    The Food service company - ECI is returning to the declining balance system please review it here:
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  • August 12, 2021 - Weekly Newsletter

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  • Purchasing Game Tickets

    There are two options to purchase Game Tickets: 
    1. Go to www.sj23lions.org and at the top of the page choose Game Tickets and purchase online.
    2. Download the Home Town Ticket Fan App and purchase tickets.

    SJ23 Student football game tickets are available during lunch Wednesday –Friday 
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  • SJ23’s Lion Yearbook Instagram

    Please support the SJ23’s Lion Yearbook Instagram page through following and liking their page. They are very excited to create a book that represents the students of this great school. The user name is @sj23yearbook. 
     
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  • Dress Code Highlights

    Parents please review the reminders about Dress Code.
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  • August 5, 2021 - Weekly Newsletter

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  • Boy's Basketball Meeting

    Our new Head Boys Basketball Coach, Brandon Mouton would like to meet all returning basketball players, those interested in playing basketball this year, and parents Thursday, August 5 at 5:00 PM,  in the practice gym. He will discuss his plans for the off-season, and asks that the players come prepared to work out after the meeting until 7:00 PM.   Please email him if you have any questions, please email bmouton@sj23lions.org 
     
     
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  • Former SJ23 Head Swimming Coach Returns

    Former SJ23 Head Swimming Coach Dana Abbott is returning to again lead the Lion Swim Team for 2021-2022, announced by Athletic Director Billy Jackson. 
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  • Senior information

    Well it’s finally here… Senior year! 

    A time for our students to make some final high school memories as they prepare for college.  St. John XXIII has many wonderful traditions that have been established and we want to make this a really FUN time for the CLASS OF 2022. 
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  • Lion Parent News

    Lions Parents News 
    Parents, please join the Lion Parent News Facebook page to keep up with the ins and outs of SJ23. We post school announcements, as well as other helpful information.

    Click here to join  

    There will be a freshman/transfer parent coffee on Tuesday, August 10, from 8-10:00 AM in the Practice Gym (located near the entrance to the football field). We will have coffee and snacks. Come out and meet your fellow new parents; and get to know some of the Parent Association. 
     
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  • July

    SJ23 Announces Coaching Additions

    Please welcome J
    Brandon Mouton and Kari to the SJ23 community.
     





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  • Student Physical Requirement

    All students attending SJ23 must have an updated physical completed prior to the first day of school. The physical must be dated after May 1st, 2021 and signed by a physician. The completed physical will need to be uploaded into Magnus Health or can be e-mailed to Brittany Loyd. If you have any questions, please contact Brittany Loyd at bloyd@sj23lions.org 
     
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  • July 29, 2021 - Weekly Newsletter

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  • July 22, 2021 - Weekly Newsletter

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  • July 1, 2021 - Weekly Newsletter

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  • New Councilors for Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist

    Last week, the delegates for the General Chapter of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist held their elections for the Prioress General and General Council.  Two Sisters from the order serve here at SJ23.  
     
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  • June

    Cross Country Team/Parents Meeting

    Monday, July 12th 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Competition Gym 
    Informative meeting regarding the beginning of the 2021 cross country season.
    Both runners and parents are invited to attend this informative meeting.
    Learn about the upcoming cross country season.
     
    Agenda:
    • Meet the coaches
    • 2021 Training and sites
    • Schedule of meets
    • Goals & expectations
    • Injury prevention
    • Travel team uniform
    • Academics
    • Parent volunteers​
    • Q&A session

    If on this date you have family vacations, summer camps, visits to grandparents or other summer plans, keep them. We would like to have a family member attend in your absence so you can be up-to-date on the current information. When you return from your activities, you will know where to go and begin your training with this great team.
     
    Official pre-season cross country training begins July 13th.
     
    Please respond to drainey@sj23lions.org and let me know your attendance plans.

    The meeting will be led by Coach Dave Rainey and assistant coach Adlynn Molina.

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  • June 24, 2021 - Weekly Newsletter

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  • Uniform and Dress Code Information

    Sue Mills is our official uniform provider, and all uniform pants, shirts, and sweaters can be purchased directly through them, however students have the option to purchase their Oxford shirts, dress slacks (e.g., Dockers), and knee-length shorts from local department stores like J.C. Penny’s, Macy’s, Kohl’s, etc.

    The official school uniform provider for polos, sweaters, etc. is:

    Sue Mills Houston Memorial Location 9331-B Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024 Hours:  Tuesday-Saturday 10-6; Sunday 12-5 St. John XXIII School Code:  #777

    Used uniform sale days are
    Tuesday, July 27 from 4 PM - 7 PM in the Roar Store and
    Thursday, August 5 from 10 AM - 1 PM.

    Please take a few moments to read through SJ23's Dress Code Philosophy.





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  • Principal Joe Noonan and Art Teacher Carol Szymanski with Claire, Vincent and Robert

    Art Department Restores Sacred Heart of Jesus

    Recently the Art Department of St. John XXII College Preparatory School restored a Sacred Heart of Jesus statue which will soon take a permanent place on campus.  Principal Joe Noonan has quite a history with the statue and brought it to Art Teacher, Carol Szymanski, earlier this year, hoping it could be repaired.  However, with school’s decision to go fully remote for several days early in the second semester, followed closely by a winter freeze, the project was put on hold.  During the Easter season, the time was right for Mrs. Szymanski, along with three upper-level art students, to begin the work that would span several weeks. Their enthusiasm for the project went well beyond the needed repairs, and a beautiful restoration was completed just before classes dismissed for the summer. 
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    CMG Connect - Safe Haven - Adult Training

    All adult volunteers are required to be Safe Haven trained within one month of beginning to volunteer or serve as a minister. Please ensure you have taken or renewed your training.
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  • Houston Methodist hosting Physicals

    Houston Methodist West will be hosting an additional physical date on June 26th from 8am-noon. If you have other students in your household that need a physical, they are welcome to sign up for this date as well. As before, the location is at Houston Methodist West Orthopedics and Sports Medicine by appointment only and the cost is $25 cash. 
     
    Please contact Brittany Loyd at bgloyd@houstonmethodist.org to schedule your appointment.
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  • June 10, 2021 - Weekly Newsletter

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  • Robotics Team Qualifies for State!

    Congratulations to the SJ23 Robotics team for qualifying for the state robotics competition! In the picture from left to right: John Sutton, Gray Podolak, Isabela Cardenas Maldonado, and Gavin Blumenthal. The students will be competing in San Antonio on June 16th and 17th. We are so proud of this team! Two years ago, there was not even a robotics team. They were able to start the team with a donation for the startup items and it has grown to the team qualifying for state. What a great day to be a lion!   
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  • All Student Physicals

     All students attending SJ23 for the 2021-2022 school year are required to have a physical dated after May 1st, 2021. Houston Methodist West Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will be hosting physicals in their office on May 8th.  Details Click HERE.

    Please complete the Consent form and the last two pages of the TAPPS Preparticipation Medical History packet and bring with you to your appointment.

    Contact Brittany Loyd at bgloyd@houstonmethodist.org to schedule your appointment time.
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  • June 3, 2021 - Weekly Newsletter

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  • SJ23 Summer School Credit Recovery

    • Any semester of course work failed at St. John XXIII must be remediated during summer school. 
    • Courses remediated during summer school will be recorded on the student’s transcript as RPT and does not replace the previous grade earned for the same course. 
    • All summer school courses must be approved by administration. 
    • Click here for more information. 
     
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  • Student Physicials

    All students are required to have a physical dated after May 1, 2020 to begin the upcoming school year. Please remember to take the TAPPS form so that the doctor may sign.


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  • May

    Graduation Pictures

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  • May 27, 2021 - Weekly Newsletter

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  • SJ23 Lion Pride Band

    Band and Choir Director's Choice Awards

     
     
     
    On May 15 the Band & Choir participated in the Director’s Choice Music Across Texas Festival at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio.  Both the Band and Choir received trophies  for their outstanding performances. 
     
     A special congratulations to our Lion musicians who were named as  OUTSTANDING musicians : Seniors:   Oscar Wells -Tuba,  Sebastian Ramirez- Percussion and  Carson Prejean - voice. Junior : Heather Yeung- Clarinet and honorable mention- Alejandra Alvarado- Trumpet. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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  • July 20-21, 2021 | 1- 3:00pm

    Girls Crimson Cadet Dance Camp

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  • St. Jerome Early Childcare is Hiring

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  • SJ23 European Adventure 2022

    European Adventure 
     
    Are you ready to get away? Join Ms. Meneilly in July 2022 for a trip to Amsterdam, Munich, and across Italy. Early bird pricing ends May 31. Contact Ms. Meneilly for details: kmeneilly@sj23lions.org. More information and registration found here: www.explorica.com/SJLIONS-6663
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  • Cross Country Informational Meeting

    Cross Country Informational Meeting. Tuesday May 18th at 3:30 PM in the Practice Gym. Coach Rainey will share summer training plans in preparation for the fall cross country season. Everyone is welcome.
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  • Jazz Night Under the Stars

    Join us for a Jazz Night Under the Stars with BACK2LIFE Saturday, June 5 at 7 PM. The event will feature Preston Smith, Admissions Director along with three other national artists playing smooth jazz, R&B, and funk. The concert will be streamed worldwide on pay per view, and we will have wine and food trucks for in-person attendants. This will truly be an amazing evening. If you want to learn more about his music, you can visit his website at  www.prestonsmithjazz.comPurchase your tickets here. 
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  • May 13, 2021 - Weekly Newsletter

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  • Works of Mercy for 2021-2022

    Students may begin working on their Works of Mercy requirement for the next school year after June 1, 2021. 
    The Works of Mercy Program is an integral component our curriculum at St. John XXIII College Preparatory. The  program inspires in our students a heart of service that grounds them in virtue and leads to a lifetime of sacrifice and generosity. Based on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy as given to us by Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 25:34-40), our students are inspired to see the face of Christ as they serve the needs of those less fortunate.
     
    Summer is a great time for our Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors to be working on their Works of Mercy requirement.  Please review the updated information on our website for specific details and forms. All students must be working from the pre-approved list of agencies for school year 2021-22. 
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  • EZ Drop Buyback

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  • Freshman Retreat

    Freshman Retreat
    Our Freshman Retreat will be held on Friday, May 7th from 8-3 here on our campus. All Freshmen should be on campus that day.
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  • Heart of Lion Survey

    SJ23 is asking everyone to fill out our Heart of a Lion Gala Survey. Your responses will help us make next year’s event even better.  Thank you for your participation. 
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  • May 6, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

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  • Robotics Wins!

    Robotics wins their tournament in design and third in a second category!
    The SJ23 Robotics team competed in the league tournament this past weekend.  They left with the following awards:
    Winners of the Design Award and the Think Award.
    Third Place in Collins Aerospace Innovate Award and the Inspire Award. 
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  • The Chess Club Annual Tournament

    The chess club has certainly "captured" the attention of our lions this year
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  • Tuition payment due date

    TUITION PAYMENT DUE DATE:  MAY 20, 2021
     
    The tuition balance can be paid in-full with a check at school on or before May 20, 2021, or with a payment plan through Blackbaud Tuition Management (Smart Tuition) (www.enrollwithsmart.com). The Smart Tuition school code is 13504.
     
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  • Donations needed for used Uniform Sale

    The Roar Store is looking for gently used uniform and spirit wear items for our summer annual used uniform sale. If you have any of these cleaned and washed items, please drop them off at the front office. Please contact gtupaz@sj23lions.org or lcowan@sj23lions.org for any questions.

    Used uniform sale days are Tuesday, July 27 from 4 PM - 7 PM in the Roar Store and Thursday, August 5 from 10 AM - 1 PM.
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  • Graduation Update

    April 28, 2021
    Saint Peter Chanel
     
    Dear Senior Parents and Guardians,
     
    Over the past several days I have received feedback from several parents regarding the graduation timing and seating for the Class of 2021, which I do appreciate. To clarify the time discrepancy, we will go with the text of the graduation announcements – the Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement exercises will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.
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  • April

    April 29, 2021 Newsletter

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  • Letterman jackets

    Houston Graduation Center/Herf Jones will be dropping off letterman jacket packets tomorrow and will be on campus Thursday, May 6th for orders.
     
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  • Student Pre-participation Physicals Update

    Houston Methodist West Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will be hosting an additional physical date on May 22nd from 8 a.m. – Noon by appointment only.
    Please contact Brittany 
    Loyd at bgloyd@houstonmethodist.org or 832-840-4638 to schedule your appointment. You will need a copy of the schools physical form, a filled out medical history, and a completed Houston Methodist Consent form which can be found on the athletics page of the school website. 
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  • April 23, 2021 Newsletter

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  • Final Learning Election Form

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  • Basketball Program Awards

    The Awards Ceremony for the Basketball Program was last Friday and the following awards were given:
     
     
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  • Graduation Announcements

    Seniors you may pick up your Graduation announcements on Thursday, April 15 between 9 am  - 2 pm in the Student Center.  This will be the only day they are on campus.
    It is not too late to order your graduation announcements.  If you have ordered you will receive an email from Herff Jones.
     
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  • AP Testing Schedule

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  • Course Selection

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  • Talent Show - Thursday, April 29

    This year's Talent Show will be pre-recorded and streamed during House Time on April 29th.  If you'd like information on how to submit a video act, click here!
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  • March

    2021 SJ23 Gala

    Gala Update!
     
       
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    • 2021-2022 Re-Enrollment

      The re-enrollment process for the 2021- 2022 school year opens next Wednesday February 17 and runs through March 24. We truly appreciate the continuing trust you have placed in us with the education and formation of your student(s). An email with enrollment instructions will be out next week. 
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    • March 25, 2021 - Weekly Newsletter

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    • Senior Reminders

      March 16, 2021

      Dear Senior Parents and Guardians, 

      As we are now in the second half of the final semester for our seniors and graduation is on the horizon, we have some important information to share with you and the Class of 2021. The upcoming class activities, the Baccalaureate Mass, and the Commencement exercises crown four years of hard work. They are grand occasions filled with spirit, pageantry, and pride. We look forward to sharing these events and cherished times with our Seniors and their families.   
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    • Youth Leadership Seminar

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    • Yearbooks are here!


      Yearbooks have arrived! You may pick your yearbook up at the temporary front office Monday – Thursday from 8 am – 12 pm until Thursday, July 1.  There are extra yearbooks for purchase for $80.00. You may purchase online  or pay cash or check. 

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    • Regional Visual Arts Scholastic Event

      Twenty-one SJ23 art and photography students participated in the Regional Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) competition sponsored by the Texas Art Educators Association this past Saturday.  Our students’ work received positive feedback from the adjudicators.   
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    • 2020-2021 Soccer Banquet and Awards announced

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    • Following Governor Abbott’s announcement

      March 5, 2021 
       
      Following Governor Abbott’s announcement on Wednesday, the TEA issued guidance yesterday regarding the opening of schools, mask requirements, and COVID-19 protocols. Essentially, the TEA has placed these decisions into the hands of local boards of education. As of this morning, neither the Catholic Schools Office, nor the TCCB-ED have issued any revised guidelines. Thus, SJ23, along with all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, have been directed to continue with protocols currently in place.  
       
      Be assured that you will be kept informed as this situation evolves. 
       
      As Spring Break approaches, some of you may have travel plans. Iso, please be aware: 
      • International Travel: Advise attendance@sj23lions.org upon your return to determine any required quarantine for your students. 
      • Domestic Travel: Be vigilant in monitoring any symptoms and mindful of close contact situations. Students should be kept at home if they exhibit any sign of illness. 
       
       
       
       
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    • 2021-2022 Re-Enrollment

       
       
      March 3, 2021
       
      Dear Parents,
       
      Welcome to the re-enrollment process for the 2021–22 school year!  Your decision to re-enroll is gratifying, and indicates your continuing trust in us with the education and formation of your student(s). We are aware that this is a decision that involves sacrifice and commitment from your family and we assure you that we take our responsibility to provide an exceptional educational experience very seriously.
       
       
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    • Works for Mercy

       
       
      Junior: 
      Works of Mercy hours are due Friday, March 5th by 3pm. Students who do not complete their hours are unable to attend Prom, cannot advance to the next grade level, and will receive a "0" as a grade in Theology. 
       
      Senior remote student 
      Works of Mercy hours are also due Friday, March 5th by 3pm. Students who do not complete their hours will not be able to graduate, cannot attend Prom and will receive a "0" as a grade in Theology. Remember, this is a graduation requirement. 

      Hey Lions! We have 2 free dress days next week -  
      Both for great causes!!  Dates are Tuesday, March 9th and Thursday, March 11th.  The cost is either $5 OR 3 canned goods, and the proceeds will go to the East Spring Branch Food Pantry and to MESA Outreach. Please participate if you can. Meet us in front of the Roar Store to get your hand stamped. Make sure to let your friends know! 
       
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    • February

      February 25, 2021 WeeklyNewsletter

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    • Financial Aid Application Reminder

      A note to all families who have submitted a Financial Aid Application in FAST: Please review your application to confirm that FAST has received all of the required tax documentation in order to ensure a timely review by the Financial Aid Committee. Please contact Lisa Guedry lguedry@sj23lions.org if you have any questions.
       
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    • New Bible Study Beginning

      New Bible Study Beginning for SJXXIII Parents and Adults:
       
      Looking for an anchor to hold you steady through the storms of life? Want the secret to finding joy in the midst of trials? Interested in learning to recognize the source of discord and the way to peace? James, one of the most practical books of the Bible, is a collection of teachings on issues faced by ordinary Christians in everyday life. The book of James will help you discover wisdom you can apply to the present.
       
       
       
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    • Baseball Season

      The baseball program opened the season last night with an 11-1 victory over Northland Christian. It was a quality team win with 16 different players contributing to the victory. Our pitching staff set the tone by allowing 1 (weak infield hit) and striking out 13. While the offense added 10 hits, 10 runs, 7 walks, and 4 stolen bases. 
       
       
       
       
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    • February 23, 2021 Notification

      February 22, 2021
      Chair of Saint Peter
       
      Parents, Guardians, and Friends,
       
      Let’s give a round of thanks to our students and teachers for persevering with classes despite many of us dealing with recovery struggles both at home and here at school. We have zigged and zagged all year long with the singular focus on what’s best for our students in the midst of so much uncertainty.
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    • Ash Wednesday

      How ashes will be distributed   
      Because of the pandemic, ashes will not be rubbed onto the forehead as we are accustomed to, but they will be sprinkled onto the head, as is allowed within the rubrics of the rite. 
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    • Congratulations to SJ23's Regional Scholastic Art Award Winners



       
       
      Congratulations to SJ23's Regional Scholastic Art Award Winners.  Recently, several St. John's students competed in the Regional Scholastic Art Awards.  Scholastic Art is the longest running and most recognized National Art Competition.  Congratulations to the following students who placed in this year's regional competition.
       
      Claire Cohen - Silver Key and Honorable Mention
      Audrey Magner - Honorable Mention
      Thaiis Martinez - Honorable Mention
      Jiahe "Jason" Zhao - Honorable Mention (2)
      Kylee Williams - Honorable Mention 
       
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    • Inclement Weather Notification

      We are monitoring the weather conditions forecasted for this coming Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday for our area. Based on the current models we do not anticipate any changes to class, schedules or activities, but this is a good time for a reminder to monitor local media to be aware of weather conditions.

      As a further reminder, should inclement weather require changes to our class schedules or activities, we will notify all of our families, faculty, and staff members via IRIS, our emergency notification system.  Additionally, such notifications will be posted to our website and social media platforms.  Please take a few moments today to verify that your contact information in the Blackbaud system is correct.  
       
      Should inclement weather not allow us to come to campus any day next week, classes will continue with remote instruction per the established schedule.  Monday is a Crimson day of class, regardless if we are on campus or remote. 
       
      A friendly reminder tomorrow Friday, February 12 is a 8 period remote day.
       
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    • SJ23 Virtual Club Fair

       
      Our clubs are back!
      SJ23 students received an email today with a link to view our Virtual Club Fair. To sign up for a club, simply complete our SJ23 Club form at the following link:
       
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    • 2020-2021 Parent Association Voting Ballot

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    • Student's remote on-campus election due February 8.

      Student’s remote or on-campus election form is due February 8, 2021: 
       Your decision begins on February 15, 2021 and ends on March 26, 2021.  
      For more information, please refer to the message dated December 18, 2021. 
      The deadline to submit this form is February 8, 2021. 
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    • Learning Election Form beginning February 15, 2021.

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    • Catholic Schools week Reminder: 

      Hello from SJ23 Admissions,

      Catholic Schools week Reminder: 
       If you signed up for this weekend’s Catholic Schools Week promotion for Epiphany and St. Theresa Sugar Land Parishes, please contact Lauren Cowan to set up a time to pick up materials. You can reach her at lcowan@sj23lions.org. 
      Thank you for volunteering! 
       


       
      We are in need of volunteers to help celebrate Catholic Schools week at some of our neighboring parishes. We need a couple of volunteer families to promote SJ23 at the following parishes on this Sunday, Jan 31st and next Saturday and Sunday Feb 6th & Feb 7th.
       
      January Date: Sunday 1/31/21
      • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
        • 9:15AM arrival and set up – 12 PM (depart after mass concludes)
      • St. Edith Stein Catholic Church
        • 8:45AM arrival and set up – 12PM (depart after mass concludes)
       
      February Dates: Saturday,  February 6 and Sunday, Feb 7
      • St. Theresa Catholic Church – Sugar Land – 2/6 & 2/7
        • 9:45 AM arrival and set up – 1:15 PM (depart after mass concludes)        
      • Epiphany Catholic Church
        • Saturday – 4:45 PM – 6:15 PM
        • Sunday - 2/7 -  9:15-1PM
       
      If you are interested in volunteering please click the link below to sign up for a time slot.
       
       
      If you are interested and continue to sign up for a time slot, here is some information you will need to know.
       
      Please bring your current SJ23 student. They should wear their Mass Dress uniform. As a parent volunteer, please wear something that is church appropriate.
       
      Due to the most recent change in the school schedule and the remote learning, the Admissions team will drop off the promotional items for each parish for this weekend 1/31/21
       
      We would sincerely appreciate your help promoting catholic schools and St. John XXIII.

       
       
       
      Lauren Cowan
      Admissions Assistant
      St. John XXIII College Preparatory
      281.693.1000
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    • College Planning Process for Juniors.

      https://www.smore.com/my8g3-counselor-corner-update
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    • Important Dates and Information for Seniors

      January 22, 2021

      Dear Seniors and Parents,    
       
      As this is a very important year for your student and your families, we have received some questions regarding senior events. This information has been posted on the Facebook Lion Parent news page.  However, to ensure that every Senior parent received this information, it is reproduced below.  Going forward, please note that all information pertaining especially to seniors will be posted in our weekly newsletter.
       
      Thanks for your cooperation.
       
      Christine Langeland, M.Ed.
      Academic Dean
       
      IMPORTANT DATES/INFO FOR SENIORS
       
      Caps and Gowns:  Forms were issued during Theology Class to gather the height and weight of seniors.  Most seniors have completed this form.  Mr. Oelkers will be reaching out to the students who still need to submit their size information.  The caps, gowns, and tassel are complimentary from the school.  These items will be distributed to the students at graduation practice and are theirs to keep. 
       
      Graduation Announcements:  Dalas Dale the Herff-Jones/Houston Graduation Center
      was on campus January 19th and 20th during both lunch times handing out graduation packets with information on how to order announcements.  Extra packets are currently available in the office for pickup and a link will be posted in the weekly newsletter.   Purchase of announcements is voluntary.  Parents may also order announcements from other sources if they choose. 
       
      Yearbook Ad Deadline:  February 11th, 2021.  The ad is placed directly with Jostens’s and not through the school.  Go to the Jostens’s website at www.Jostens.com to place a senior ad.  Use the same website for ordering the yearbook.
       
      When will cords be issued:  Cords will be given out at graduation practice, as will NHS stoles.
       
      When will Caps and Gowns arrive:  They will be given to seniors at Graduation practice.
       
      Date of Prom:  Friday, April 16th.  There will be a noon dismissal.  Must attend the half day to attend the Prom.
       
      Date of Senior Sunset:  Friday May 14th.
       
      Date of Senior Fun Day:  Thursday May 20th, 12noon-4pm, Main Event.  Sponsored by the Senior Traditions Committee.  Fun activities and college prizes.
       
      Date of Graduation:  Friday, May 21st (outside courtyard at 6pm) Mass followed by Commencement.
       
      Date of Senior Finals:  May 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th .
       
      What exemptions will be allowed:  Only Seniors who have attended a Yearlong Course and maintained an A for the entire course.  Only Seniors who have attended a Semester Course and maintained an A for the entire semester. 
       
      How to confirm Senior Picture for the Yearbook:  All seniors were directed to schedule a senior portrait session with Prestige on Mason Road for the yearbook and should have also created an online account with Prestige.  Once photos were taken and ready for view, parents/students go to their online account and are directed to select a picture for the yearbook.  For more information contact Prestige at 281-492-9361 or go by their studio located at 2501 Mason Road, Suite 210. The deadline was January 16th.
       
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    • Scholastic Art Competition Winner!

      Congratulations to Sophomore, Claire Cohen who has been awarded a Silver Key in the Regional Scholastic Art Competition for her drawing, Coffee Rings.
      Scholastic Art Competition is the nation's longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. Students from public, private and homeschools across Harris County and the surrounding area competed in Scholastic Art Competition.  Claire's drawing will be on display at the Scholastic Silver and Gold Show held at Spring Street Studios, February 15-March 12. 
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    • The ROAR Store is now ONLINE!

      It’s that time….the moment you’ve all been waiting for….we have some Exciting News!!
       You can “shop till you drop” on our new online store!
      Check out our new merchandise: flex fit hats, polos, sweatpants, sweatshirts and MORE!!
       How do you get to the online store?
      Go to www.sj23lions.org.   At the top of the page click the “Pay Here” button.
       Then click the Roar Store link and start shopping!!
       Or to make it easier….click here to start your online shopping spree!
       Please note, shipping will not be available or offered. At check-out you will be asked to enter shipping information, however, we cannot ship merchandise to a physical address.
       All purchased items are PICK-UP ONLY. You may pick up your items at the Roar Store on Tuesday or Wednesday from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Please bring a copy of your receipt for pick up.
       Store Hours:
       Tues/Wed 7:30 AM – 9 AM & 2:30 PM – 4 PM
       If you have any questions, please contact us through email at roarstore@sj23lions.org.
       Happy Shopping!
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    • January

      Important Message from the Principal, January 26

      January 26, 2021
      Saints Timothy and Titus
       
      Dear Parents, Guardians, and Friends,
       
      As you know, the number of positive test results and the subsequent number of students entering the required quarantine period presents significant challenges to our stated goal of providing in-person instruction to our students.
       
      The most prudent course of action is to begin a period of fully-remote instruction. We will begin fully-remote instruction Wednesday, January 27, 2021 through Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Students will return on-campus Wednesday, February 10, 2021. All athletics and co-curricular activities will also be postponed until we return. Please watch your email for specific information from your coaches.
       
      To clarify, please see the academic calendar below:

      Monday
      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      Thursday
      Friday
       
       
      1/27
      Crimson
      Remote-Instruction
      1/28
      Gold
      Remote-Instruction
      1/29
      8-Period Class Remote Schedule
      2/1
      Crimson Remote-Instruction
      2/2
      Gold
      Remote-Instruction
      2/3
      Crimson
      Remote-Instruction
      2/4
      Gold
      Remote-Instruction
      2/5
      8-Period Class Remote Schedule
      2/8
      Crimson Remote-Instruction
      2/9
      Gold
      Remote-Instruction
      2/10
      Crimson
      Return to On-Campus Instruction
      2/11
      Gold
      Return to On-Campus Instruction
      2/12
      8-Period Class Remote Schedule
       
      As I indicated in my previous messages regarding our health and safety protocols, it takes our entire community working together to help keep our students healthy and in class.  With this in mind, please continue to practice social distancing guidelines to minimize your exposure to the virus.
       
      • Any student who is tested for COVID-19 must stay at home while awaiting the results.  Please notify attendance@sj23lions.org if you are dealing with such a situation.
      • If a student has a close contact exposure outside of school email Nurse Burke, mburke@sj23lions.org or COVID19@sj23lions.org
      • If anyone in the household tests COVID positive, please notify Nurse Burke immediately.
      • Notifications of a close contact exposure at school requiring quarantine will come via phone from Nurse Burke.
      • All COVID-19 protocols can be viewed here.
       
      We fully expect that if we follow all of our protocols we will return on-campus Wednesday, February 10 and restart all of the 2nd semester activities.
       
      Sincerely in Christ,
      Joseph Noonan
       
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    • International Student winner

      Happy New Year! I am thrilled to kick off 2021 with good news: Jiahe "Jason" Zhao  '21 has recently won the Distinguished Honorable Mention Award in the Art category in the 2020 Ocean Awareness Contest, a global arts competition sponsored by Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs that engages youth in creatively raising awareness of environmental issues impacting our blue planet. Jiahe, who was selected from approximately 5,300 participants from around the world, received a cash award and will be featured in Bow Seat’s international ocean advocacy Gallery and social media channels. View Jiahe’s award-winning piece here!
       
      Other students at your school can join Jiahe in inspiring protection of our natural world by participating in the 2021 Ocean Awareness Contest, which is open now through June 14, 2021. The 10th annual Ocean Awareness Contest, WATER RISING, invites students ages 11-18 to create visual art, film, music, poetry, web-based media, music, or creative writing that explores their connection to water and creatively communicates the need to protect this vital resource. Additional Contest details:
      ·  Students can work as individuals or as a group/class/club
      ·  Hundreds of cash awards available, ranging from $50 to $1,500
      ·  Free to enter
      ·  Deadline: June 14, 2021
      Bow Seat's free online Resource Studio supports student research on water and its connection to climate change, health, justice, and culture through interdisciplinary lesson plans, multimedia, articles, games, and more.
       
      Bow Seat offers $750 Educator Innovation Awards to teachers who use the 2021 Ocean Awareness Contest as a teaching tool in physical or virtual classrooms. Learn more about the program and how your classes can participate.
       
       
      I hope that you will share this opportunity with your teachers and students—the Contest’s online platform is highly compatible with remote learning and provides educators with an enrichment program that helps them teach about environmental issues and creative communication.
       
      Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need more information. Thank you for all that you are doing during these challenging times!
       
      Best,

      Anne Chan Leslie
      Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs
       
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    • SJ23 Recipient of College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award

      St. John XXIII is proud to be a recipient of the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses.
       
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    • SJ23 CALENDAR DATES 2020-21 SECOND SEMESTER

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    • Final Reminder for Yearbook Recognition Ads!

      Attention Parents! Time is running out—show your student how proud you are with a yearbook ad. Yearbook recognition ads are a great way for parents, families and friends to commemorate student achievements and important milestones. It’s easy to purchase and create a personalized ad online. Just click http://jostensadservice.com?REF=A01084428 to get started. All ad orders must be placed online by Thursday, February 11.
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    • Seniors Order your Cap & Gown

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    • Application deadline to apply for financial aid


      The Priority Consideration Deadline for Financial Aid is January 31, 2021.

      https://www.sj23lions.org/admissions/financial-aid
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    • Call for Nominations for the Parent Association

      The SJ23 Parent Association is excited to send out a call for nominations to our four leadership positions in 2021-2022. Elections will be held in February so they can begin preparing for next year.
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    • Congratulations for winners of the ATPI Photo Contest!

       Congratulations to two St John XXIII students who placed in the Association of Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI) Fall Photo Contest.  Gaby Davila and Kylee Williams both received Honorable Mention for their photography work.  Gaby placed in the Times Change Thematic category and Kylee received recognition for her Nature photograph.  The contest received over 4500 entries from 92 schools.  Thank you Gaby and Kylee for representing St. John XXII with your talents.   
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    • Mass Dress Guidelines for second semester

      Due to the uncertainties related to the global pandemic, SJ23 will not be requiring Mass Dress for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Thank you for you patience.
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    • Reminder to all “Remote” students:

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    • Second Semester Uniform Reminders

       
      • During cold weather Solid Colored Sweatpants, leggings, and/or leg warmers may be worn under skirts.
      • All outer wear must be SJ23
        • Only exception is for Seniors on the first Monday of each month
        • Seniors ONLY can wear a college sweatshirt or shirt the first Monday of each month
      • Girls casual uniform
        • Skirt length is becoming an issue. 
        • The Skirt length must be at least 2 inches or less above the knee
        • Red plaid, khaki, or navy uniform skirt.
        • Khaki knee length shorts or pants (No cargo pants). Shorts or pants may not be tight or slim fitting. No jean style allowed
      • Mass Dress will NOT be required during the second semester
       
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    • Spanish National Honor Society

       
      All current and prospective members of the Spanish National Honor Society need to be present at an Informational Meeting on January 19th, at 3:30 pm in Coach Alleman's Room (Room 213).  Remote Students, or students unable to attend the meeting, need to email Coach Alleman, jalleman@sj23lions.org, before the 19th to receive information on how to apply for membership or renew membership.
       
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    • Covid protocols

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    • Important Message from Principal Noonan

      Important Message from Principal Noonan 
      January 8, 2021

       
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    • Welcome Preston Smith, Director of Admissions

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    • 2020 Cross Country Awards

      The 2020 Cross Country Awards was held December 16th following a successful racing season.
       
      Coaches Dave Rainey and Adelynn Molina recognized each team member with team trophies before preceding to individual awards.
       
      Parents recognized included: Sandi & Paul Wofford, Maria & Dennis Wells and Marilyn & Pat Seiler.
       
      The state qualifiers team members were James Magner, Jacob Gordon, Robert Wells, Alec Hoffman, J. P. Pena, Tomas Grajarde and Ethan Seiler.
       
      Most Improved Runners were Emma Magner and Alec Hoffman.
       
      Outstanding Male Runner was James Magner.
       
      Outstanding Female Runner was Keely O'Connor.
       
      The Lionheart Award went to Audrey Magner.
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    • Attendance reminders!

      Friendly reminder on our attendance protocol - if your student will be absent please email Attendance@sj23lions.org with the appropriate documents within 24 hours. 
      Your student is responsible for contacting their teacher about any missing assignments.
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    • Golf Tryouts Informational meeting

      Any students interested in playing Golf for SJ23 this spring season are to come to Coach Alleman’s room (213) Wednesday January 20th at 3:30pm for an informational session regarding tryouts and practice schedule. If you have any questions regarding Spring Golf reach out to Coach Burke at Mburke@sj23lions.org  
       
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    • Junior or Seniors Order Your Graduation Ring

      Order your Graduation rings


      P
      ackets are available at the front office
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    St. John XXIII College Preparatory

    1800 W. Grand Parkway N. | Katy, Texas 77449
    p 281.693.1000
    f 281.693.1001
    Our Mission
    St. John XXIII College Preparatory forms the hearts and minds of young men and women in a Christ-centered community dedicated to academic excellence, the pursuit of virtue, and service to others in the Tradition of the Catholic Church.