Knight Notes November 16, 2017
Dear JPII Community,
With the holidays fast approaching and the pressure of the end of the semester upon us, this time of year brings a flurry of activities. Between now and Christmas break, we have a number of events we’d like to remind you of beginning with the fall production of “You Can’t Take It With You” this weekend. You have three opportunities to come out and watch our students perform: show times. Make sure you check out the school calendar for other upcoming Christmas performances.
Please make a note that on this coming Monday, November 20th the day begins at 7:55 a.m. We will not have a late start on Monday to accommodate for the Grandparent’s Breakfast on Tuesday, November 21st. Once again we are expecting a record number of grandparents to join us for this special day and we look forward to welcoming them on campus. As a reminder, we will close all offices Wednesday through Friday for Thanksgiving.
This will be the last Knight Notes before we leave for Thanksgiving Break next Tuesday. As I step back and reflect on the blessings here at JPII, I am first thankful for our faculty and staff and the wonderful care they give our students. We are here to educate our students and help them learn all they can about the universe God created and how they can use their gifts to help Him develop a world that serves all His people. I thank our faculty for sharing their passion for their subjects, our coaches for the love of their sport, and our staff for providing a positive view of our world that helps motivate and excite our students. Next, I thank our parents who bring us wonderful students and who partner with us in all that we do at JPII. Your constant support of the school, your high expectations for your children, and your willingness to devote your time, treasure, and talent make us successful. Parenting is the most difficult job we will undertake and we thank you for your commitment and dedication to your children. Finally, to our students and alumni, our gift is to know you, see your potential and help you find your way. We love to see all the amazing things our alumni have accomplished and we look forward to watching our current students’ futures unfold. High school is not easy, but worth the challenges because of the love we have for our students and the purpose they bring to our lives as educators and parents. May God continue to bless all of you. I wish you safe travels and a Happy Thanksgiving.
Sincerely in Christ,
QUICK VIEW of UPCOMING EVENTS
11/16 Achievements & Awards Ceremony Assembly / Powerlifting Club Info Mtg
11/16-11/19 Arkansas Model UN Conference
11/17-11/19 Fall Production – You Can’t Take It With You
11/20 School start time is 7:55 a.m.
11/21 Grandparent Breakfast / All buses depart at 3:40 p.m.
11/22-11/24 Thanksgiving Break (SCHOOL CLOSED)
11/24-11/25 Baseball Hitting Camp
11/29-12/1 Spring Production Auditions – Disney’s Once Upon a Mattress
11/30 Christmas Choral Concert
12/1-12/3 Knight Stars Smoky Mountain Championship
12/2 Mid-state Band Auditions / SAT
12/4-12/5 Christmas at the Cathedral
12/6 PAC Christmas luncheon for faculty & staff / Football Banquet
12/7 Christmas Instrumental Concert
12/8 End of 2nd Quarter, Feast of the Immaculate Conception / Caroling Assembly
12/9 Mid-state Band Auditions / ACT / Placement Exam (Admissions)
12/10 Thespian Honor Induction
12/13 Reconciliation Service
12/14 Ugly Christmas Sweater Day / Early Dismissal / All buses depart at 12:15 p.m.
12/15 Semester Exams
12/16 Young Alumni Winterfest Event
12/18 Semester Exams / All buses depart at 3:40 p.m.
12/19 Elective Exams / End of 1st Semester / No bus service
12/20 Make Up Exams / Faculty & Staff Administration Day / No bus service
12/20-1/2 Christmas Break
1/3 School Resumes
1/3-1/5 Coming Home Week
1/4 Transitioning to College JPII Alumni Panel for seniors
1/5 Pep Rally / Coming Home
1/6 Coming Home Dance
**New & Updated Announcements Are in Blue**
- 11/21 All buses will depart at 3:40 p.m.
- 12/14 All buses will depart at 12:15 p.m.
- 12/18 All buses will depart at 3:40 p.m.
- 12/19 NO BUS SERVICE
- 12/20 NO BUS SERVICE
Salvation Army Angel Tree, 12/7
Mrs. Betty Mayberry is once again coordinating the Salvation Army Angel Tree project for JPII and we have adopted 40 Angles. Please email email@example.com if you would like to adopt an Angel. Angel wishes and needs will be listed on an Angel tag. You are asked to purchase three to five NEW gifts per Angel. Gift cards and certificates are appropriate. Do not include food, cash, or notes. All gifts should be UNWRAPPED, placed inside a large garbage bag with the Angel’s name and the Angel tag attached, and delivered to the front office or room 008 by December 7th. Contact Betty Mayberry with questions.
Admissions process now open for 2018-2019 school year
The Admissions Office is excited to present a NEW Pre-Application and Admissions Portal for 2018-2019. All current 8th graders interested in pursuing admissions to JPII should begin the application process now. The first step is the online Pre-Application. Upon completion of the Pre-Application, a link to the Admissions Portal will populate on the last page which will take you to the Admissions Portal. A Checklist of items will be listed that will need to be completed for admission consideration. Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions, 615-590-6014.
Prospective parents, please join us for lunch with Headmaster Mike Deely, our administrative staff, department chairs, and coaches. After lunch, take a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities, visit with our students and faculty, and get a glimpse into an actual day at JPII!
Please complete the Taste and See Event Registration Google form in order to secure your seat at one of our Taste and See Events! Event take place at 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on 1/17, 2/15, 3/27, 4/25 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mary Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up for text message reminders for college visits at JPII
Text to 81010 the message @jp2college and you will automatically receive updates for each college visit happening at school.
Monday 1:30-4:00 PM
Wednesday 11:30-2:00 PM
Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Parker Uniform Cyber Sale, 11/20-11/27
Powerlifting Club Information Meeting, 11/16
Coach Hanson will hold an information meeting for the newly formed Powerlifting Club on Thursday, November 16th in the weight room from 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Contact Coach Hanson for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
JPII Baseball Thanksgiving Hitting Camp, 11/24 & 11/25
Coach Parker will hold a hitting camp on Friday, 11/24 and Saturday, 11/25 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact Coach Parker for more information, email@example.com.
Upcoming Dance Competitions
The Knight Stars will compete in the TSSAA State Championship at MTSU at the Smoky Mountain Championship the weekend of December 1st – 3rd. Go Knights! Contact Mrs. Delmotte with questions.
Knights Catholic Wrestling Registration NOW
Knights Catholic Wrestling is a new wrestling program for children grades Kindergarten through 4th beginning in November. Practices will take place at JPII. Enrollment is now open. Interested parents can contact Jason Allman 615-260-8589 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KAC Meeting Schedule for 2017-2018
Mondays: 7/10, 8/7, 9/11, 10/2, 11/6, 1/8/18, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, 6/4. All meetings will take place in the KAC room.
New KAC Board Members 2017-2018
The Knight Athletic Club would like to warmly welcome the newly elected 2017-18 Board Members. This is for the term beginning July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.
President – Greg Glenn
First Vice President – Pamela O’Neill
Second Vice President – Amy Watts
Treasurer – Kathleen Bender
Secretary – Tammy Bolyard
Alumni – Anthony Mantegani
Members at Large – DJ Johnson, Lee McNair, Duffy White, and Whitney Whittaker
Free KAC Stadium Seat Opportunity!
Interested in a FREE stadium seat from the KAC? Follow the KAC on to stay connected with the Knights! Be the 500th member to join the JPII KAC Facebook page and win a JPII imprinted bleacher seat. Contact Tammy Bolyard with questions, email@example.com.
Attention All-Sports Pass holders
Don’t forget to bring your game day tickets with you for gate entry. If you have not received your tickets please stop by the KAC table during a home game tailgate to pick up your packet. Contact John Dempsey with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org
Students in need of service hours, please consider helping out here at JPII by beautifying our campus and helping with our recycling efforts. Students can gain service hours multiple times per week by collecting recycling around the building for collection. This simple task can help JPII be an environmentally friendly campus taking care of God’s creation. For more information, please contact Mike Zimmerman at email@example.com
Excess Accident Insurance Policy
Please take a moment to read about our Excess Accident Insurance Policy covering students during school-time and school sponsored activities. Please follow the links: Parent Letter and Insurance Instruction Sheet.
JPII is seeking Host Families
Open your home to an international student! Pope John Paul II High School is working with gphomestay to find host families for students. Families should please submit an inquiry at www.gphomestay.com or contact Amber Perry (Host Recruitment Coordinator) at 617-749-8474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Production, “You Can’t Take It With You”, 11/17 – 11/19
Join us for our fall production of “You Can’t Take It With You” written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Performances are Friday, November 17th at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, November 19th at 2:00 p.m. Adults $10, Students $6…general seating. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online: jp2hs.ticketleap.com/you-
2017-2018 Yearbooks on Sale
Bus Schedule 2017-2018
Bus service will operate as normal unless otherwise announced. Click Bus Service to see routes.
Pedestal Foods 2017-2018 Meal Plans
Follow JPII on Social Media
To stay up to date on current events at JPII and future activities, please follow us on our many social media outlets! We will let you know when games are postponed or cancelled and if event times and dates are changed. This is a great way to stay connected to the JPII community throughout the day.
Facebook: Pope John Paul II High School (Facebook Page) and JPII Alumni Page (Facebook Page)
“Revelation and the Church”, 12/6
All are invited to “Revelation and the Church”, a presentation by Dr. Brad Peper at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6th at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church following the 6:15 p.m. Mass.
Father Greg Boyle speaking engagement, 1/28/18
Father Greg Boyle, the author of the New York Times Bestselling book “Tattoos on the Heart”, will be speaking at St. Henry Catholic Church at 7 pm on January 28th. Father Greg, who is a Jesuit Priest, has been working to bring rival gang members in the Los Angeles area together through Homeboy Industries which is the larges gang intervention, re-hab and re-entry program in the United States. The event is open to the public. Anyone can obtain a ticket through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
BF Meyers in Goodlettsville seeks student workers
BF Meyers is hiring several male students to work after school until 5:30 p.m. and possibly occasional Saturdays. Hours are flexible. Requirements include light to heavy lifting of furniture, loading/unloading freight, opening boxes, and some assembly. Students will be trained in proper lifting techniques. Starting pay will be $9.00 to $9.50/hour. Please call Mrs. Felyscia Larson 615-500-0079 or stop by the store to pick up an application Monday-Friday and ask for Mrs. Larson.
State Farm in Madison seeks student worker
Marshall Brown State Farm is interested in hiring a part-time student worker after school Monday-Friday until 6:00 p.m. (hours/days are flexible). The position pays $8.50/hour plus bonuses. Anyone interested should call Marshall Brown at 615-859-7050 or email email@example.com.