Knight Notes December 6, 2017
Dear JPII Community,
I wish you and your entire family the very best this Advent Season. As people of faith, we wait with hope and anticipation for Christmas as we celebrate the birth of the Messiah. As students, teachers, and parents, we wait with excitement and eagerness for the end of the semester and look forward to spending time with family and friends and finding time for rest and rejuvenation. As a school we are taking time to prepare for Christmas with song, prayer, and celebration. Last week our choir did an amazing job with their Christmas concert as well as at their performances this week at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. I thank the students for their time and energy and Mr. O’Neill for his leadership. Thursday night we will gather for the Christmas instrumental concert to showcase our students in the symphonic band, chamber orchestra, and percussion ensemble. We wish our musicians and Mr. Tupper a successful event. On Friday we will celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with an all school Mass and after Mass, the students will put their spin on the holidays with a Christmas caroling assembly.
Tomorrow you can expect a letter from me announcing new technology for the 2018-2019 school year. This addition will enable us to incorporate more technology in the classroom and enhance our Innov8 program. We have been working on this transition for several years, even before I became the headmaster, and we are very excited to share this with the community.
One final reminder, please note that Monday, December 11th is not a late start. Classes will begin at 7:55 a.m.
QUICK VIEW of UPCOMING EVENTS
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
12/11 Classes start at 7:55 a.m. NO LATE START
12/13 Reconciliation Service / Softball Meeting
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
1/8 Track Parent Meeting
**New & Updated Announcements Are in Blue**
- 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
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 email@example.com.
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.
Armory Christmas Extravaganza, 12/13
Come out and do your Christmas shopping on December 13th from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Armory has new items for your JPII fan to put under the Christmas Tree!
Parker Uniform December SALE, 12/2-12/31
Parker Uniform is offering 35% OFF on all in-stock merchandise. Use promo code: 35dec at https://www.parkersu.com/.
Softball Meeting, 12/13
Coach Brothers will hold a player softball meeting on Wednesday, December 13th at 3:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall.
Track Team Parent Meeting, 1/8/18
Coach Childress will hold a meeting for parents whose students are interested in participating in Track this season. The meeting will take place on Monday, January 8, 2018 from 5:30 -7:00 p.m. in the dining hall. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
UPDATE to Basketball Game Dates & Times
Please make a note of the following changes to the basketball calendar. The printable calendar on the website reflects these changes.
- Saturday, December 2nd – JV at 1:00 p.m. and Varsity at 2:30 p.m. TIME CHANGE
- Women’s game on Saturday, January 27th has been MOVED to Thursday, January 25th
Dance Team Competition Results
The Knight Stars competed at the Smoky Mountain Championship the weekend of December 1st – 3rd and placed 2nd in hip hop and 4th in Pom. Go Knights!
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, email@example.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, 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.
Students in Honors American Literature attend TPAC, 12/8-12/10
Students in Mrs. Deely’s Honors American Literature will see A Christmas Story at TPAC with their family and friends to support their studies of theater, literature, and film. The play is based on the book “In God We Trust All Others Pay Cash”.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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, 12/1
Camp MaryMount will begin taking staff applications on December 1st. 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/
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.