Saint Jo Elementary
Saint Jo PAWS winners for the week of Oct. 2 were: JaLee Lucas, Sam Martin, Travis McBride, Trent Gaston, Max Koesler, Kason Sparkman, Addison Thomas, Elijah Foerman, Andrea Sanchez, Reese Dunn, Keith Holmes, Ethan Nunneley, Enrique Sanchez, Valicity Rubio and Evan Calabrese.
Varsity athletes visit
By Denise Thurman,
Saint Jo Elementary Principal
Saint Jo Elementary students have had another great week. Last Friday the varsity volleyball players came over to help students out of their cars. The students, parents, and volleyball girls had a great time.
We want to once again thank all of the grandparents that came out to have breakfast with us. It was so great to see our grandparents at school.
Courage is the Great Expectations life principle this week. We learned courage is having the strength to act even when we are afraid or uncertain. Thurman talked about the importance of courage this week.
The third-sixth grade PAWS drawing was onFriday morning. PAWS stands for Positive Attitudes will Succeed.
Students receive PAWS tickets throughout the week. Coach Crockett came to draw names out during the morning meeting Friday. Zayne Edwards, Aubrey Morman, Sydney Roe, and Tara Wolf were drawn to wear the Panther jerseys.
Thurman’s STAR students this week were: Kaylee Brown, Kennedy Stone, Sam Martin, Ace Hamilton, Phynix Grider, Sawyer Bray, Krista Reeves, and Dakota Lyons. We want to thank these students for helping out and setting a great example at Saint Jo Elementary.
Saint Jo High School
Nine students from Saint Jo High School were inducted as new members of the National Honor Society in a ceremony at the school on Sept. 21.
Members were selected by the chapter’s faculty council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
Students inducted were: Paul Lane Gaston, Coletta Renee Holland, Caitlyn Shanelle Holley, Stephanie Moreno, Ashley Jade Reyling, Brandi Shyann Richardson, Juan Ramon Sanchez, Sheridan Paige Stiteler and Carlee Rae Vogel.
“We are very proud to recognize these outstanding members of our student body. National Honor Society members are chosen for and then expected to continue their exemplary contributions to the school and community,” said Kelly Durham, chapter adviser.
Each year the chapter sponsors several service projects for the school and community which in the last few years have included decorating the town square for Christmas, toy drives, and hosting blood drives.
The National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. There are chapters in more than 16,000 high schools and, since 1921, millions of students have been selected for membership. Millions of dollars in scholarships have been awarded to members since 1945 by the sponsoring organization, the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Saint Jo High School National Honor Society conducted a Carter BloodCare Drive on Sept. 27 in the high school parking lot. The students, staff and community members made this drive successful. Pictured, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Chad Tallon takes part. Someone needs blood every two seconds. The drive brought in 20 units to help save lives in our community. Thank you to all.