About JPII

Knight Notes

Dear JPII Community,

We have completed the third quarter of the spring semester and the end of the school year is in sight. As we enter quarter four, it’s a good time to check your student’s grades on Veracross. We want to help our students finish the year strong, so if you were not able to attend parent-teacher conferences, feel free to reach out to your student’s teachers if you have questions or concerns. Contact your school counselor if you have questions about class choice for next year.

We have many great things happening this month with our students. First, we offer congratulations to Mr. Campbell and the cast and crew of Fiddler on the Roof for their amazing show last week. The costumes were sensational too, thank you Mrs. Thomas. Our choir is heading to New York this week to perform at Carnegie Hall, an exciting and incredible opportunity for our students. Finally, best of luck to our spring sports athletes. We look forward to a successful season.

I wish you and your family a happy, safe, and restful spring break. Students, I remind you to be smart and responsible while on vacation. Enjoy your time off.

Sincerely,

Mike Deely

QUICK VIEW of UPCOMING EVENTS

3/13 Parent-Teacher Conferences (2p-7p)

3/14-3/15 Robotics Competition at Rose-Hulman

3/14-3/18 Choir Trip to NY

3/18-3/22 SPRING BREAK

3/19-3/22 Football/Competition Cheer Tryouts for Sumner County Students

3/25 Dance Team Info Parent Meeting

3/26-3/29 Football Cheer Clinic & Tryouts

3/27 FAB Meeting

3/28 Junior Retreat

3/29 Science & Innovation Symposium

3/30 Sparkle Pageant / JPII & Willson Central Model UN

4/1-4/4 Dance Clinic & Tryouts

4/2 Blue and Gold Rally (Admissions Event) / Mills Uniform Sizing Event

4/4-4/7 YMCA Youth in Government

**New & Updated Announcements are in Blue** 

Inter-Diocesan musical auditions, 3/25-3/27

JPII’s International Thespian Society is hosting the Inter-Diocesan musical production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate FactoryAuditions for children age 7-14 will take place on March 25th and 26th at 4 pm in the JPII Auditorium, while Call Backs will take place on March 27th. Children from local diocesan schools are encouraged to come as they are to audition for the musical that will premiere on May 3rd. For any inquiries emaizac.campbell@jp2hs.org or jack.julow@jp2hs.org

 

Camp Marymount Open House, 4/7

Please join us for our Open House event on Sunday, April 7thfrom 1 pm – 4 pm. This will be a great opportunity for you to visit camp and explore the grounds. We will have information meetings every 30 minutes and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.  

Special Offer for New Campers! There will be a RAFFLE for 50% off tuition rates!(New campers only. Limited to sessions that have openings)

KAC GOLF TOURNAMENT – Friday, April 12, 2019

The Knights Athletic Club invites everyone in the JPII community to attend this year’s 15th Annual Golf Tournament.

DATE:  Friday, April 12, 2019

TIME:  7:30 a.m. registration and a Shotgun Start at 9:00 a.m.

PLACE:  Twelve Stones Golf Club, 12 Stones Crossing, Goodlettsville

ADMISSION:  $125 per player

Register to play by going online at: https://forms.diamondmindinc.com/jp2hs/golf-registration

Volunteer at the tournament:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044ba9aa23a13-jpii

All monies raised will support athletic facility upgrades, equipment, and enhancements to JPII’s athletic program.  Visit the online links for more information, registration, and sponsorship.  Please contact DJ Johnson atdjohnson@sageguardfinancial.com or (615) 947-5577 or Lee McNair at lee.mcnair@partners.mcd.com or (615) 557-7714 with any questions.

 

Campus Ministry Liturgical Schedule

Many thanks to all those who stopped by to spend time the Lord on Friday.  Visit the Liturgy Schedule.  

Chrism Mass with Bishop Spalding, 4/17

On behalf of Bishop J. Mark Spalding, the Catholic Pastoral Center would like to invite all to join us for the Chrism Mass. The Chrism Mass is a public celebration and display of the unity of the bishop to the priests of his diocese and the entire Church community as Members of the Body of Christ to Jesus Christ who is the Head of the Church. It is one of the most holy and solemn Masses celebrated all year because, in addition to the priests renewing their promises to the bishop, the three oils blessed by the bishop during the Mass play such an important role in the life of the Church. We are excited the Chrism Mass will be held at Sagrado Corazon de Jesus (Entrance 2) at the CPC on April 17th, at 6:30 p.m. This venue will allow us to come together as one diocese. We want to invite all of you to attend this beautiful service. Please forward this email to your teachers so that they might share it with their classes. We especially want to invite those that will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this year to see the blessing of the Chrism which will be used during the sacrament. This is a free ticketed event. For tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chrism-mass-tickets-56916997271 All are also welcome to enjoy an informal Open House including tours of the Catholic Pastoral Center beginning at 4:00 p.m. (Entrance 4). Following the 6:30 p.m. Mass, there will be light refreshments in Ascension Auditorium.

ACADEMICS

Academic Advising and Class Signup for 2019-20

Over the last few weeks, the academic team (counselors, academic deans, registrar) has been meeting individually with all students to discuss their course plan, and more specifically, the classes they will be taking next school year.  Each student has been given information to bring home to share with parents.  If you have specific questions about courses for next year, please reach out to your student’s counselor or another member of the academic team.

 

ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS PLACEMENT TEST
All JPII applicants currently in the eighth grade are required to take the JPII placement test as part of the admissions process. Apply today at www.jp2hs.org and scheduled a placement test date. In need of additional information? Contact the Admissions Office directly at (615) 590-6014 or email admissions@jp2hs.org.

 

Admissions process open for 2019-2020 school year

The Admissions Office opens the Admissions Portal 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 Office with any questions, 615-590-6014. 

 

ADVANCEMENT OFFICE

ATTENTION JPII Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts 

We would like to spotlight the scouts in our school for their service to their troops and in our community! If your student is a member of the Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts and has received any awards or commendations this school year, please submit the news and any photos to Martin Strobel, Director of Communications, at martin.strobel@jp2hs.org.

ARTS 

No announcements.

ALUMNI

No announcements.

ATHLETICS

No announcements.

 

BUSINESS OFFICE

Enrollment Contracts

Enrollment Contracts for the 2019-2020 academic year and a $300 Enrollment Fee were due in the business office by February 1, 2019 in order to register for classes. Preference in class registration is given on a first returned, first served basis.

Financial Aid Application Deadline, 2/1

The deadline to apply for need-based financial aid was February 1, 2019. Parents can still complete the application at www.factstuitionaid.com, but will not be guaranteed consideration. Funds are awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis.  More information about the financial aid process can be found on our website.

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.

 

CAMPUS MINISTRY

JPII Campus Ministry Liturgical Schedule

Here at JPII we have a robust liturgical schedule as part of our commitment to the Church’s Mission to spread the Gospel and educate the whole person.  If you are interested in joining us for Mass, daily Adoration, or Liturgy of the Hours, please send an email to Fr. Andrew Forsythe at fr.forsythe@jp2hs.org requesting to be on the list to receive a weekly liturgical schedule or click HERE to view the Google doc. 

During Lent, families are invited to join us in our chapel for prayer for our school in Eucharistic Adoration. Please sign-up by Ash Wednesday, March 6th at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuq9BiMFtxu6IuG2loN5Vcwmcm9MXeQA5xdZNkyIMEqHYXYw/viewform 

CHRISTIAN SERVICE

Service Hours DUE 4/30

As we begin the 2nd semester, all students are encouraged to check their X2VOL accounts to review the status of their service requirements for the school year. Service requirements must be completed in full by April 30th. All hours must be logged and verified through X2VOL. Please email Ms. Bologa with any questions about X2VOL or service opportunities.

Service Requirements

Seniors and Juniors must complete 25 hours. 

Sophomores must complete 20 hours. 

Freshmen must complete 15 hours. 

 

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Nashville Dolphins swim team has volunteer opportunities to assist during swim practice for youth with special needs. Please contact megan@nashvilledolphins.orgfor more information, or check out this website: nashvilledolphins.org

Room in the Inn at St. Joseph’s is in need of innkeepers to stay overnight with guests on Sunday evenings. Interested young men and their fathers are able to stay overnight with the guests to earn 12 service hours. The volunteer shift is wrapped up by 6:30 Monday morning. We provide beds. We also need help with bed set up and serving dinner on Sunday afternoon from 4:00-7:00. Interested students should contact Hillary Combs at 615-310-4219.

Room in the Inn at Our Lady of the Catholic Church has many volunteer positions available from setting up beds, preparing meals, serving meals, and cleaning up. See the following link for more detail: https://ololcconline.com/room-in-the-inn/

Second Harvest Food Bankhttps://secondharvestmidtn.org/act/volunteer/

Hands on Nashville Volunteer Databasehttps://www.hon.org/search?sort_c=&sort_o=&opportunity_id=&page=1

Indian Lake Elementary School is in need of student volunteers for its spring Pow Wow fundraiser on Saturday, March 23rd from 10:45 am to 5:45 pm. Please use the following google doc to sign up for a shift: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mHyoLJJ4xSFgVmlw_4g8AMW504FEIx_Cl-4xy_X93DI/edit#gid=0

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES

The Sparkle Pageant, 3/30

The JPII Hand In Hand Options Program will host The Sparkle Pageant on Saturday, March 30th in the JPII auditorium. The Sparkle Pageant is a unique pageant for all children with special needs and disabilities. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and the Pageant is at 1:00 p.m. For more information visit www.facebook.com/thesparklepageant or email thesparklepageant@gmail.com

 

Camp JPII 2019 Registration OPEN

Camp JPII runs for four weeks, from June 3rd to June 28th. Our weekly camps run Monday through Friday with morning camps offered 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and afternoon camps offered from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. We offer a variety of art, academic, and athletic camps aimed at ages preschool through 12th grade. This summer, we welcome back such camp favorites as Science Sleuths, Volleyball, ACT Camp, History of Warfare through Dodgeball, Artist Trading Cards, Robotics, All Sports, Track, Essay Writing, Cheerleading, and Dance. We are also excited about such new offerings as Bowling, Disney, Art Camp for Younger Kids, Myths and Legends, Algebra Boot Camp, and History of Warfare through Zombies. Per your requests, we have also split the Basketball Camp into a Girls camp in the morning and a Boys camp in the afternoon. With 47 camp offerings, now more than ever Camp JPII has something for every age, every interest, and every skill set.

Please go to http://jp2hs.org/campus-life/extra-curricular-programs/camp-jpii/ to register today as spots are limited and will go fast for our most popular camps, especially with almost 800 campers last summer! Contact Betsy Pierpaoli with questions about registration, betsy.pierpaoli@jp2hs.org.

COUNSELING

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.

 

KNIGHT’S ATHLETIC CLUB (KAC)

KAC GOLF TOURNAMENT – Friday, April 12, 2019

The Knights Athletic Club invites everyone in the JPII community to attend this year’s 15th Annual Golf Tournament.

DATE:  Friday, April 12, 2019

TIME:  7:30 a.m. registration and a Shotgun Start at 9:00 a.m.

PLACE:  Twelve Stones Golf Club, 12 Stones Crossing, Goodlettsville

ADMISSION:  $125 per player

Register to play by going online at: https://forms.diamondmindinc.com/jp2hs/golf-registration

Volunteer at the tournament:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044ba9aa23a13-jpii

All monies raised will support athletic facility upgrades, equipment, and enhancements to JPII’s athletic program.  Visit the online links for more information, registration, and sponsorship.  Please contact DJ Johnson atdjohnson@sageguardfinancial.com or (615) 947-5577 or Lee McNair at lee.mcnair@partners.mcd.com or (615) 557-7714 with any questions.

 

YARD SIGNS 

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 2018-2019 

Mondays: 7/9, 8/6, 9/10, 10/1, 11/5, 1/14/19, 2/4, 3/4, 4/10, 5/6, 6/3. All meetings will take place in the KAC room at 5:30 p.m. Contact Tammy Bolyard at 615-397-1740 with questions. 

KAC Board Members 2018-2019

The Knight Athletic Club would like to warmly welcome the newly elected 2018-19 Board Members.  This is for the term beginning July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.

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.      

 

NURSE’S OFFICE

Flu Guide for Parents

For current information provided by the CDC regarding the Flu, please visit THE FLU: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS.

PARENT ASSOCIATION (PAC)

Armory Hours 2018-2019
Wednesday 11:00-1:00 PM**

**The Armory will be closed on Wednesdays of the weeks that we have home football games- then the Armory will be set up by the concessions stand opening at 6:00 p.m. until after half time. Please contact Leahreed08@gmail.com with any questions.

STUDENT LIFE

ATTENTION JUNIOR PARENTS – Ring Mass

Ring Mass for juniors will be held on Thursday, April 25th in our auditorium at 10:25 am-11: 35 am. Ring Mass attire for women: Dress of appropriate length (no shorter than 6 inches from above the knee), covered shoulders with either sleeves or sweater, heels no higher than 3 inches (no flip-flops). Ring Mass attire for men: Dress pants and sports coat, or dark suit (navy, grey, black), dress shirt, tie, belt and dress shoes. More announcements concerning Ring Mass will follow in February.

 

Yearbook and School Picture Reminders

  • Yearbooks on Sale — Please order your yearbook at jostens.com.  Yearbooks are on sale for the remainder of the year, but the price increases slightly at the beginning of April.
  • Senior Ads on Sale — Parents and families can purchase and design a personal ad in the yearbook for seniors.  Ads are full color.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.  THE DEADLINE FOR SENIOR ADS:  MARCH 31st.  Ads can also be purchased on jostens.com.

 

Bus Schedule 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 bus schedule is available HERE. Please contact Vicki Dorr with questions, vicki.dorr@jp2hs.org.

 

 

TRAVEL

Ecuador Immersion Applications Available

This language and cultural immersion will take place over the course of two weeks in Quito, Ecuador, and will give students of any Spanish level the opportunity to improve their fluency. Afternoon Spanish study will be complemented by morning and evening activities including sampling traditional Ecuadorian foods, touring Quito’s historic district, shopping in traditional indigenous markets, hiking local mountains, visiting an Ecuadorian high school, salsa and merengue dance lessons, and more. Students will live in a homestay with warm, hospitable, and experienced Ecuadorian families, providing the student with a daily opportunity to practice their Spanish and to see everyday life in this exciting South American country. Students will also travel to Mindo, a peaceful town known for its beautiful natural landscape and biodiversity, where they will hike to a gorgeous waterfall, tube down a mountain river, visit a small-business owner’s chocolate factory, and learn about the changing environmental conditions in Ecuador. 

Further information:

  • Approximate Dates: Tuesday, May 28 – Tuesday, June 11 (contingent on best airfare deals)
  • Approximate Cost: $2500 – $2800 (assuming 12 students; cost may be slightly higher or lower based on airfare)
  • Open to students in the classes of ’20, ’21, ’22.

Cost Includes:

  • 4 hours of 1-1 daily language instruction with a skilled native teacher (40 hours total)
  • Airfare and all other transportation within Ecuador
  • All Food and Housing
  • All Activities (dance lessons, cooking cuey, hiking, Teleferico [gondola], tubing, museum visits, historical church tours, and more)
  • Weekend travel and activities

Applications: Available by September 14, and due by Friday, September 28.

Questions? Contact Mr. Elfers – jim.elfers@jp2hs.org 

 

STUDENT EXCHANGE

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 Anekka Bajrami (Host Recruitment Coordinator) at anekka.bajrami@cambridgenetwork.com

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

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  


GREATER COMMUNITY
 

Inter-Diocesan musical auditions, 3/25-3/27

JPII’s International Thespian Society is hosting the Inter-Diocesan musical production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate FactoryAuditions for children age 7-14 will take place on March 25th and 26th at 4 pm in the JPII Auditorium, while Call Backs will take place on March 27th. Children from local diocesan schools are encouraged to come as they are to audition for the musical that will premiere on May 3rd. For any inquiries emaizac.campbell@jp2hs.org or jack.julow@jp2hs.org

Camp Marymount Open House, 4/7

Please join us for our Open House event on Sunday, April 7thfrom 1 pm – 4 pm. This will be a great opportunity for you to visit camp and explore the grounds. We will have information meetings every 30 minutes and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.  

Special Offer for New Campers! There will be a RAFFLE for 50% off tuition rates!(New campers only. Limited to sessions that have openings)

Chrism Mass with Bishop Spalding, 4/17

On behalf of Bishop J. Mark Spalding, the Catholic Pastoral Center would like to invite all to join us for the Chrism Mass. The Chrism Mass is a public celebration and display of the unity of the bishop to the priests of his diocese and the entire Church community as Members of the Body of Christ to Jesus Christ who is the Head of the Church. It is one of the most holy and solemn Masses celebrated all year because, in addition to the priests renewing their promises to the bishop, the three oils blessed by the bishop during the Mass play such an important role in the life of the Church. We are excited the Chrism Mass will be held at Sagrado Corazon de Jesus (Entrance 2) at the CPC on April 17th, at 6:30 p.m. This venue will allow us to come together as one diocese. We want to invite all of you to attend this beautiful service. Please forward this email to your teachers so that they might share it with their classes. We especially want to invite those that will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this year to see the blessing of the Chrism which will be used during the sacrament. This is a free ticketed event. For tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chrism-mass-tickets-56916997271 All are also welcome to enjoy an informal Open House including tours of the Catholic Pastoral Center beginning at 4:00 p.m. (Entrance 4). Following the 6:30 p.m. Mass, there will be light refreshments in Ascension Auditorium.

Screenagers: Growing Up In The Digital Age, 3/28
 

Christ the King School is hosting a special screening of Screenagers: Growing Up In The Digital Age in their gymnasium on Thursday, March 28th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are FREE and the event is open tot he public. The award-winning film covers the messy struggles over social media, video games, and academics. More information can be found at screenagersmovie.com.

 

Gordon Jewish Community Center

Hiring lifeguard staff for the summer. Must be 15-18 years old. Visit https://www.nashvillejcc.org/lifeguard/ for more information. 

 

Camp Marymount 2019 Summer Camp

Registration is now open for Camp Marymount 2018! Visit http://www.campmarymount.com/ to register your camper. Call 615-799-0410 with any questions. 

  GO KNIGHTS!