Knight Notes May 16, 2018
Dear JPII Community,
It is finally here – graduation. We are ready to say farewell to the Class of 2018 and we wish them all the best. We know they are ready to do great things and we look forward to hearing all about their adventures in the future. We thank senior parents and families for all they have done to help raise such amazing kids and we appreciate the opportunity to have educated them at JPII. Our faculty and staff are blessed to know them and have been proud to serve them.
Next week is final exams for 9th-11th graders. Bus riders, please note that all buses will depart at 12:45 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and there is no bus service on Wednesday. In addition, the library will close at 2:00 p.m. and all students will need to be picked up by that time. Wednesday is make-up exam day for students if they are absent on Monday or Tuesday due to illness or a family emergency.
School offices will be open Monday through Friday during the summer from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Camp JPII and athletics will operate on their own schedules. We will be sending out communication throughout the summer as we prepare for the 2018-2019 school year. In particular, we will cover rollout procedures for the iPads, provide updates on uniforms, and share general announcements for the calendar and student handbook.
QUICK VIEW of UPCOMING EVENTS
5/21-5/22 Semester Exams / Buses Depart at 12:45 p.m.
5/23-5/25 Volleyball Tryouts
5/23 Make Up Exam Day / End of 2nd Semester / NO BUS SERVICE
5/24 Staff Admin Day OFFICES CLOSED / Softball Banquet
5/25 SUMMER OFFICE HOURS BEGIN 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
5/28 Memorial Day – SCHOOL CLOSED
5/30-5/31 Men’s Basketball JV/Varsity Tryouts
5/31 Dance Choreography Clinic
6/1 Summer School Registration
6/2 SAT / School Physicals
6/4 KAC Meeting
6/5 Football Parent Meeting
6/5-6/7 Men’sFreshman Basketball Mini Camp/Tryout
6/8 Golden Tate Scholars Dinner
6/9 ACT / Golden Tate Athletic Skills Camp
6/11-6/12 Soccer Tryouts (Women and Men)
6/14 Dance Team Showcase
6/18-6/21 UDA Dance Camp in Memphis
6/24-7/6 TSSAA Dead Period
7/1-7/8 Bethlehem Farms Service Trip
7/2-7/6 JPII CLOSED
7/9 Volleyball Parent Meeting
7/17-7/21 Cheer Camp in Sevierville
7/22-7/25 Camp Agape (football)
7/26-7/27 New Faculty In-Service
7/31-8/1 Faculty In-Service SCHOOL CLOSED
7/31 Faculty & Staff Back to School Party
8/2-8/3 New Student Retreat
8/6 First Day of School
8/9 Back to School Night
**New & Updated Announcements Are in Blue**
Wednesday, 5/23 Make Up Exams
There will be NO BUS service on Wednesday, 5/23.
Camp JPII 2018
SUMMER CAMPS!!!! It is not too late for your child to participate in the ever popular All Fun, Basketball, Cheerleading, Lacrosse, and Baseball Camps or in such unique and fun camp offerings as History of Warfare through Dodgeball and History of Warfare through Star Wars. Maybe you have an incoming high-schooler who needs an edge up and could benefit from Essay Writing Camp or Study Skills Camp, or a rising senior who wants to learn how to ace the ACT through the ACT Camp? Perhaps you have a young debator who would love to argue and solve the worlds’ problems through Model United Nations and Debate Camp? Sign up for these and more great camps at www.jp2hs.org/camp
Yearbooks, deadline to order 5/31
You have until only May 31 to purchase a yearbook! Please go to www.jostens.com to complete your order. If you are unsure if you have purchased one or not, please email Pamela Strobel at email@example.com, and she can check for you.
Summer Office Hours begin 5/25
Offices will be CLOSED Wednesday, May 24th.
Office hours for the summer will be 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday-Friday beginning May 25th.
JPII will be CLOSED July 2nd – July 6th.
Registration will be Monday, July 30th from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
NO BOOK BUY BACK EVENT
There will not be a book buy back event this year. If you rented textbooks from Follett, please contact them directly, 877-827-2665. JPII will not accept textbooks – please do not drop them off at the school.
Free School Physicals, 6/2
Physicals will be Saturday, June 2nd. Freshman/Sophomores 9:00-10:00 a.m.
and Juniors/Seniors 10:00-11:00 a.m. ALL paperwork must be completed on
the physical sheet upon arrival. Below is the link for the paperwork
to fill out. If you have any questions please contact Jason Everhardt,
athletic trainer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need volunteers on Saturday from 8:45-11:00 a.m. Please email Jason Everhardt, athletic trainer, email@example.com if you can help.
Immunization Record due 7/30
For new incoming freshmen and new transfer students ONLY, a copy of completed immunizations must be on file before July 30, 2018. Students will not be allowed to attend the first day of school without it per Diocesan Rule. New incoming Parents, If you have not done so, please upload a copy of your immunizations to the Veracross admissions portal. Please use the same Veracross username and password that you established during the admissions process and access the portal at the following link: .
IMPORTANT INFO on REQUIRED HEALTH FORMS WITH DEADLINES
We have partnered with DragonflyMAX again to assist with Paper Free online form collection for the Health Office and Athletics for the 2018-2019 school year. There are 9 online forms (exception-Physical Examination) that must be reviewed and completed by parents for ALL students (not just athletes) Before: June 2nd, 2018, If you participate in the Free School Physical Day, OR July 30th, 2018 (Registration), OR Before Spring/Summer 2018 practice begins for Sports, whichever comes first. ALL students at JPII are required to have an annual physical by a Licensed Healthcare Provider (If you do not participate in the Free Physical Day, you will need to upload your students physical examination to your DragonflyMax account once complete). For NEW incoming Parents, you must create an account in DragonflyMAX. For RETURNING Parents, use the same login as last year for DragonflyMAX as your students information is already there. CLICK HERE to get started With DragonflyMax.
Ecuador in the Summer of 2019!
Mr. Jim Elfers will lead a language and cultural immersion trip to Quito, Ecuador for students of any Spanish level. The application process will open in the fall of 2018. The trip will only accommodate 12 students and is open to the classes of ’20, ’21, ’22. Approximate travel dates will be May 28-June 11 and cost estimate is $2500-$2800. Cost includes: 4 hours of 1-1 daily language instruction with a skilled native teacher (40 hours total), airfare and all transportation within Ecuador, all food and housing, all activities (dance lessons, cooking cuey, hiking, Teleferico (gondola), tubing, museum visits, historical church tours, and more), and weekend travel and activities. If you are interested in your son or daughter attending this trip, or have questions, please email Jim Elfers at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to a list ensuring you will receive all future communications.
Registration for Innov8 classes will be held the first week of August, which will allow students time to determine if they will play a sport or apply for internships. Students will receive an email with a list of courses and their descriptions in mid-July.
KAC Board Election for 2018-19
Due to the recent appointment of Bishop Spalding, the elections for the KAC executive board will be postponed until the June 2018 meeting to allow for diocesan review of the KAC by-laws.
Any current active members of the Knight Athletic Club interested in becoming a board member for the 2018-2019 school year, please send a short personal biography and your potential interest. Bio submissions can be submitted via email to email@example.com; target date for bio submissions is 5/20/18.
HENRY STRONG, an opportunity to help the Hutt Family
JPII freshman Henry Hutt was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on April 5, 2018 and is undergoing treatment at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Please pray for Henry’s strength, courage, and recovery. A CaringBridge page has been set up for Henry where you can send Henry a message of hope and encouragement that Henry can access daily and where you can find the latest updates on his progress. If you would like to help monetarily, the family asks that you visit Henry’s page where you can make a donation that will assist the family with medical costs and daily living expenses. Want to provide meals for the family? Sign up through Meal Train on the same site found under “Ways to Help”. Visit www.caringbridge.org/visit/hen
Barcelona and Madrid!
For those interested in traveling to Spain over Fall Break in October 2018 and you did not make the information meeting please contact Betsy Pierpaoli with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org. There is still time and spots are available. To enroll you’ll need your tour number: 2104354FX. Two easy ways to enroll online: eftours.com/2104354FX or by Phone: 800-665-5364
Admissions process 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.
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.
Volleyball Tryouts, 5/23-5/25
Volleyball tryouts will be held May 23rd from 5:30-8:30 p.m., May 24 from 12:30-3:00 p.m., May 25th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. (make up). Anyone interested in trying out for volleyball in May is highly encouraged to attend Open Gym every Wednesday in April from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the main gym.
Women’s Basketball Tryouts, 5/29-6/1
Women’s Basketball Tryouts will be held May 29th- June 1st from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Please contact Coach Puckett if you have any questions, email@example.com
Men’s JV/Varsity Basketball Tryouts, 5/30-5/31
Men’s JV/Varsity Basketball Tryouts will be held 5/30 & 5/31 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Please contact Coach Wade if you have any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s Freshman Mini Camp/ Basketball Tryouts, 6/5-6/7
Men’s Freshman Mini Basketball Tryouts will be held 5/30 & 5/31 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Please contact Coach Wade if you have any questions, email@example.com.
Women’s Soccer Tryouts, 6/11-6/12
Tryouts for the Women’s Soccer Team for 2018-2019 will be June 11th and 12th at 3:00 p.m. on the JPII’s main soccer field. Contact John Dempsey, Athletic Director with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s Soccer Tryouts, 6/11-6/12
Tryouts for the Men’s Soccer Team for 2018-2019 will be June 11th and 12th at 5:00 p.m. on the JPII’s main soccer field. Contact John Dempsey, Athletic Director with questions, email@example.com.
Yard Signs can still be ordered online. It’s a great way to support your student athlete and show your Knight spirit. Check it out: http://jp2hs.org/athletics/booster-club/jpii-yard-signs/
KAC Meeting Schedule for 2017-2018 Mondays: 7/10, 8/7, 9/11, 10/2, 11/6, 1/8/18, 2/5, 3/5, 4/9, 5/7, 6/4. All meetings will take place in the KAC room.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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. Twitter: @JPII Knights and @JPIIAthletics Facebook: Pope John Paul II High School (Facebook Page) and JPII Alumni Page (Facebook Page) Instagram: @JPIIKnights YouTube: JPII
OLOL LifeTeen, 7/6-7/8
OLOL LifeTeen has purchased 20 spots for Steubenville Atlanta! We are taking registrations for this now. If any would be interested in a 3 day trip July 6-8, have them contact me. Here is a link to the event: https://lifeteen.com/ev
iD Tech Summer Camps at Vanderbilt University
Students age 7-18 are welcome to sign up for iD Tech camps this summer held at Vanderbilt University. Students will walk away with real-world applications and an understanding of robotics, coding languages, cyber security, virtual reality technology, game development and so much more. For more information visit https://www.idtech.com/ or call 1-888-709-8324. Use PROMO Code VANDY2018 for a $75 discount (expires May 31, 2018).
Sumner Rugby Football Club
The Sumner Rugby Football Club is looking for new high school and middle school athletes. No experience required. All coaches are former rugby players and USA Rugby certified. Practices are held Tue. & Thur. from 4-5:30 p.m. and Saturday (time TBD) at Northcreek Park in Goodlettsville. Opportunity is open to all Sumner County students enrolled in middle or high school (public, private, or home schooled). Contact Coach Brian Silkwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-476-5342. Find them on Facebook: Sumner County High School Rugby and Twitter: SumnerCountyRFC.
Camp Marymount opens staff applications
Camp Marymount is taking staff applications. If you are looking for a fun summer, while enhancing the lives of others, we would love for you to be a part of our staff. Apply today! http://www.campmarymount.com/summer-camp/staff/