Knight Notes March 7, 2018
Dear JPII Community,
The spring musical “Once Upon A Mattress” was a great success. Congratulations to the cast and crew for an outstanding performance. I’d like to thank Mr. Zac Campbell, our theatre director and Mrs. Alyson Thomas, our costume designer for their hard work and leadership.
This week our Hockey team earned their way to the championship game to compete for the Henry Hine Cup for the third year in a row. Although they lost, we applaud them for a strong performance and a successful season. I thank our coaches for their dedication and their ability to lead our team to the finals.
We pray that our students, parents, and staff have a safe and blessed journey on their pilgrimage to Rome. We look forward to hearing all about their experience when they return.
Spring Break is on the horizon and I wish you and your family a restful and safe week. As a reminder, offices will be closed all week and the facility will only be open for scheduled athletic events.
Sincerely in Christ,
QUICK VIEW of UPCOMING EVENTS
3/20 Class Representative Election Speeches
3/21 Parent Teacher Conferences / Early Dismissal
3/22 Reconciliation Service
3/24 College Workshop for Juniors
3/26 Voter Registration
3/26-3/30 Holy Week
3/27 Taste and See
3/28 AP Pre-registration
3/29 Stations of the Cross
3/30 Good Friday (SCHOOL CLOSED)
4/2 Easter Monday (SCHOOL CLOSED) / KAC Meeting
4/39 Dance Information Meeting
**New & Updated Announcements Are in Blue**
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.
Junior Class Plant Sale, orders due 3/28
The JUNIOR CLASS PLANT SALE is underway! Each junior must sell 12 plants to meet the established quota,so please contact a junior and purchase your spring foliage! See the FORM with photos. THANK YOU in advance for purchasing plants in support of the annual PROJECT GRADUATION EVENT which proceeds graduation annually. This event keeps our students safe in an all night lock-in graduation party and breakfast. Orders are due 3/28 and pick up at JPII is 4/13. Need more information? Contact Michelle Barberat JPII (615) 822-2375 or Suzanne Calvin email@example.com.
P.S. Donations are being accepted for the event. Gift cards, dorm room items and supplies are all of interest and will be VERY APPRECIATED!
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.
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 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.
3 on 3 Basketball at JPII in March
March 20th, 22nd, 27th, and 29th
6:00p.m. to 7:15p.m. (skill work and 3 v. 3 games)
$20 per session – registration at door before each session
Boys and girls in grades 4th- 8th are invited to play. We will assign new teams each night. Players can attend as many or as few sessions as they would like. Please contact Angi Puckett or Charles Wade for more information. angi.puckett@
Football/Competition and Basketball CheerleadingTryouts, 4/24-4/27
Tryouts for Football/Competition and Basketball Cheerleading for the 2018-2019 season will take place April 24-27, 2018 at 4:30-5:30 p.m. each day at JPII. Tryout locations by day: 24th, 26th, 27th, in the main gym and 25th in the wrestling gym. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Dance Team Clinics and Tryouts, 4/17-4/20
Clinics in preparation for Dance Team tryouts will be held April 17 – April 19 in the auxiliary gym from 4:00-6:00 p.m and tryouts will be held Friday, April 20th at 4:00-6:00 p.m..
KAC Golf Tournament, 4/20/18
SIGN UP for the annual KAC Golf Tournament on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Twelve Stones Golf Club. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a Shotgun Start at 9:00 a.m. Admissions is $125 per player. Register by March 1st and your fourth player is free. All proceeds support athletic facility upgrades, equipment, and enhancements to JPII’s athletic program. Registration and Sponsorship opportunities can be found on the JPII website at KAC Golf Tournament. Questions? Contact DJ Johnson at email@example.com or 615-647-5577 or Lee McNair at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-557-7714.
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, 4/9, 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, 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.
NEW for second semester…All detentions will now be served after school from 3:15-3:50 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
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 Please visit PedestalFoods for options, enrollment information, and menus. Contact Laine Kelly at Laine.Kelly@pedestalfoods.com with questions. Pedestal has a new Facebook page! Please “like” and follow “JPII Roundtable” to stay informed about weekly menus, monthly calendars, dining events, and more!
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
Breakthrough Basketball Camp, 4/20-4/22
JPII will host the 2018 Breakthrough Basketball Camp April 20th-22nd for boys and girls grades 4-9. Get an Early Bird Discount if you register before February 18th. The camp is lead by Coach Jason Holzer and will focus on skills and strategies he uses to help hundreds of youth players achieve next level development. Register at https://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/camps/camp.asp?id=April2018NashvilleEliteYouth more information found: http://jp2hs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Breakthrough-Basketball.pdf. Contact Coach Puckett with questions, email@example.com.
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 Open House, 3/25
All are invited to Camp Marymount’s Open House on March 25th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.There will be a short presentation, Q & A, and an opportunity to explore the grounds.
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/