Dear JPII Community,
This week we have an exciting announcement about our Innov8 program to share with you! Recently we received a $290,000 donation from an anonymous donor. This donation is designated to fund the Investment and Entrepreneurial Innov8 classes. Students in these classes will use the gift to generate more capital through investments in the stock market, and the money made on the investments will be used to fund Innov8 service projects. Mr. Bob Page, AP Economics teacher, will lead these classes. Everyone is very excited about this new opportunity and all the doors it will open for our service initiatives.
We will host our third football game on Friday against Briarcrest Christian School out of Memphis. This match will be the first game in our new division, so please come out and support the Knights.
Many of our future Knights like to enjoy the lower fields and track during the football games. Please be aware that these areas will be closed Friday night for repairs.
We have an update to the backpack policy concerning Mass, Assembly, and lunchtime. Students must place their backpacks in their lockers before Mass and Assembly; they are not to carry backpacks to classrooms or offices. During lunch, students may put their backpacks in the dining hall, but they can not take them inside the Pedestal serving area. Thank you, students, for your cooperation.
QUICK VIEW of UPCOMING EVENTS
9/18 Men’s Lacrosse Parent Meeting
9/19 College Admissions Testing Presentation / PAC Meeting
9/20-9/21 Fall Production
9/23-9/27 Homecoming Week
9/27 Pep Rally / Homecoming Game / Alumni Homecoming Events
9/28 College Application Saturday / Homecoming Dance
9/30 Seniors meet with Jostens / Womens LAX Parent Meeting
10/1 Junior Service Retreat / Realtors’ Lunch / Band & Choral Fall Concert / Pay for College: Scholarships & Financial Aid
10/2 Taste and See (Admissions event)
10/4 Seniors turn in Jostens orders
10/7 – 10/11 FALL BREAK
10/10 – 10/13 Model UN to Washington University
10/14 KAC Meeting
10/15 PAC Meeting
10/16 PSAT/CERT / Parent-Teacher Conference / Early Dismissal 12:00 p.m. / All buses depart at 12:30 p.m.
10/17 FAB Meeting
10/18 Latin Dance Club Event
10/19 Admissions Test / Middle School Forensics Tournament
10/21 – 10/25 Pope Week
10/22 – 10/24 Talent Show Auditions
10/25 House Games
10/29 Talent Show
**New & Updated Announcements are in Blue**Garden Tools Needed
The Office of Campus Ministry is seeking gently used gardening tools. We are in the process of cleaning and tending to our beautiful Christocentric Prayer Garden in the front of the school, and we are in need of: hand trowels, hand rakes, shovels, rakes, and any other gardening items or tools the community would be willing to donate. Those interested in donating can contact Ms. Mills at email@example.com. Thank you for your support of our Campus Ministry program and our Prayer Garden!
Admissions process open for 2019-2020 school year
The Admissions office is still accepting applications for 2019-2020. All current 8th graders and transfer students 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 Ooce with any questions, 615-590-6014.
FAB Meeting, 9/12
There will be a FAB meeting on Thursday, 9/12 at 7:00 p.m. in the choir room.
Alumni Homecoming Tailgate, 9/27
JPII Alumni are invited to attend the upcoming HOMECOMING football game on Friday, September 27th. The football tailgate will open at 5:00 p.m. and kick-off begins at 7:00 p.m. sharp! Stop by the ALUMNI TENT located outside of the front entry gate of the Jim Carell Athletic Compex to receive free admission and a commemorative alumni gift.
Alumni Homecoming Event, 9/27
At half-time, join fellow alumni, alumni parents and families, and the JPII faculty/staff in the Knights Athletic Room (at the base of the football field) for a reception with food and beverages. Then, after the game, please plan to attend our ALUMNI GATHERING at Half Batch Brewing, 393 E. Main Street Suite 6A, Hendersonville. For more information, contact Jo Lind Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 Year Reunion Class of 2009 Gathering, 9/28
The Class of 2009 reunion leadership team (Nosi Adriana Lamb, Courtney Pierpaoli, Matt Self, and Hunter West) has made arrangements for a private party on Saturday, September 28th. For more information, contact Courtney Pierpaoli at email@example.com
Men’s LAX Parent Meeting, 9/18