St. Joseph starts the day as a school community with song, dance, and prayer in the cafeteria featuring “DJ” Sister Nivia FMA and her “Holy Karaoke.” SJCS also concludes the day as a school community in prayer under the pavilion before getting ready to go home. These are the perfect bookends for the school day!
On Wednesday, Sr. Nivia allows her karaoke to rest as SJCS holds School Mass, sponsored by a different class every week, which is presided over by Fr. Jose. The older students mentor the younger ones at Mass as SJCS gathers together in community. Celebrations of the Holy Days of Obligation, Feast Days, and other special events occur throughout the year both during the “Holy Karaoke” morning assembly and during weekly School Mass.
SJCS features several special events throughout the year including a Salesian Youth Rally, a Parish Carnival, a parent-sponsored Eighth Grade field trip to Washington D.C., and several other class field trips.
In addition to a Physical Education program for all students from Early Childhood to Eighth Grade, SJCS fields several after-school sports teams that compete in the Hillsborough Catholic Youth League throughout the school year including volleyball, basketball, track, and soccer for boys and girls from grades 5-8.
In order to recognize excellence, SJCS distributes citizenship awards for students that exhibit admirable traits and has a National Junior Honor Society for students that excel academically.
SJCS is always looking for opportunities to grow as many of these initiatives have begun in the past five years. Imagine all the great things to come!