About JPII

Knight Notes January 10, 2018

Dear JPII Community,

As we approach Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I recall one of my favorite quotes from Dr. King, “Intelligence plus character  – that is the true goal of education.” We serve students from many backgrounds at JPII and each has their own story and each family has their own intentions for sending their child to our fine school. One of the great qualities of Dr. King was his ability to discover the things that help unite us. I believe JPII fits into his vision, in that we are not just focused on educating the mind, but the heart and soul as well. Our students are talented and smart, no question. However, I also witness on a daily basis their goodness, their ability to live by ethics and personal standards, and more importantly, I see them seeking holiness. We celebrate the legacy of Dr. King, the civil rights movement, and the common American theme of seeking a better life for all by remembering his words. Let every day be a day we live by his words and let us continue to create a community that elevates intelligence on the shoulders of character.

The Coming Home dance was a success with a great turnout despite the cold. I thank our faculty and staff for hosting the event and I appreciate our parent support in making sure it was a fun but safe weekend. Our bowling team heads to state next week and I wish Coaches Reding and Zimmerman and the amazing team the best of luck. JPII is fortunate to have several of the top bowlers in the state and we look forward to seeing them give it their all next week. Finally, we are aware of potential snow accumulation on Friday. We will wait to see how the forecast evolves before we make any decision regarding the schedule.

Sincerely in Christ,

Mike Deely



1/8-1/10 Women’s Lacrosse Tryouts

1/10 Technology Information Session for Parents / PAC Meeting

1/12-1/14 SEARCH / Thescon 

1/15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day SCHOOL CLOSED

1/17 Taste and See

1/17-1/21 March for Life 

1/18 Row Interest Meeting

1/20 JPII Science Olympiad Invitational 

1/23 Portrait Make Up Day

1/25 NAHS Induction

1/27 ACT Primer Review / JPII & Wilson Central Model UN

1/29-2/2 Catholic Schools Week

2/1 Deadline to apply for financial aid

**New & Updated Announcements Are in Blue**

Enrollment Packets mailed 12/20/17

2018-2019 enrollment packets will be mailed on December 20th.  If you do not receive the contract packet shortly thereafter, please email betsy.pierpaoli@jp2hs.org as soon as possible.

Financial Aid Deadline, 2/1

JPII continues to offer financial aid to those families with demonstrated need. Families may apply by completing the online application and provide supporting tax documents by the deadline of February 1, 2018. Only families who are current on tuition payments and have signed enrollment contracts will be considered for financial aid. For more information visit our Financial Aid webpage. 



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. 

Taste and See Events 

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 mary.leonard@jp2hs.org.




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Basketball Tailgate, 2/6

Join us on Tuesday, February 6th, for a fun basketball tailgate hosted by the Knight Athletic Club.  Tailgate will run from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the commons area.  We will have pasta, salad, & bread.  Don’t miss out & come cheer your Knights & Lady Knights on to a victory against the Fighting Irish. 


KAC Chili Cook-Off, 2/9

Sports Teams & Clubs, it’s time to dust off your aprons because it’s chili cook-off time!  This year’s cook-off is on Friday, February 9th.  Don’t miss out for an opportunity to win prize money for your team or club and the bragging rights for the best chili around JPII.  Registration forms are accessible on the KAC webpage or email Tammy Bolyard at thebolyards@comcast.net.


Women’s Lacrosse Tryouts, 1/8-1/10

Women’s Lacrosse Tryouts will be held on January 8, 9, and 10 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on the turf field. Contact Coach Leonard with questions, mary.leonard@jp2hs.org.


JPII Winter Rowing Interest Meeting, 1/18

Nashville Rowing invites you to a JPII Winter Rowing Interest Meeting where you will have the opportunity to learn more about one of Nashville’s fastest growing sports, meet our coaching staff, and hear about opportunities to race on regional, national, and international levels. The meeting will take place on Thursday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the JPII Auditorium. Contact John.Dempsey@jp2hs.org with questions. 





KAC Golf Tournament, 4/20/18

SAVE THE DATE for the annual KAC Golf Tournament on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Twelve Stones Golf Club. Questions? Contact Pamela O’Neill, pfordh4@yahoo.com.



Don’t forget to bring your basketball tickets to the VARSITY basketball games. Your KAC All Sports Pass will gain you entry to freshman and JV games.   

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, 4/2, 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, thebolyards@comcast.net.      






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 aperry@gphomestay.com.  




NEW this semester…All detentions will now be served after school from 3:15-3:50 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.


One Pretty Dress, 2/24
Student organizers for One Pretty Dress are now accepting prom dresses, shoes, accessories, and gift cards for their event on Saturday, February 24th at JPII. One Pretty Dress is a nonprofit group at JPII that collects gently used prom attire such as dresses, shoes, and more for girls who typically could not afford the expense of prom. Girls from the area are invited to JPII to select a dress and accessories at no cost to them. For more information email veronica.delvalle@jp2hs.org


2017-2018 Yearbooks on Sale

Yearbooks are still on sale; now $85! Go to www.jostens.com to purchase yours, today. Contact Pamela Strobel with questions, pamela.strobel@jp2hs.org


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 Please visit PedestalFoods for options, enrollment information, and menus. Contact Laine Kelly at Laine.Kelly@pedestalfoods.com with questions. 



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  


Camp MayMount 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/


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/the-power-of-boundless-compassion-an-evening-with-father-greg-boyle-tickets-38945758813?aff=es2. The tickets are free with a suggested donation of $20 to defray the cost of the event.  Any proceeds collected above the cost of the event will go to Homeboy Industries.


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 marshall.brown.d3vr@statefarm.com