Category Archives: General School News

School Counseling promotes college search

The School Counseling office is up and running! Our counselors are ready to assist you with the college search and application process. Please mark your calendar for upcoming events and don’t forget our annual College Fair on September 20th.

College Application Saturday, 8/25 

The counseling office will host a College Application Saturday program on Saturday, August 25th from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the JPII Library.  This is an opportunity for senior students to get a jump-start on their college applications in a laid back, yet informative environment.  The school counseling department will be there to answer questions, assist students in the college search/application process and provide free food.  Students can use school laptops or bring their own.

Senior Parent College Night, 8/28

The counseling office will host a Senior Parent College Night Program on Tuesday, August 28th from 6:30 – 7:30pm in the JPII Library. The program will include valuable information for senior parents on the college application process.  Please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the school counseling department with questions.  We hope all senior parents can attend!

Colleges That Change Lives College Fair, 8/22

The counseling office invites students and parents to attend the Colleges That Change Lives College Fair on 8/22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Music City Center, 201 5th Avenue South, Nashville in meeting rooms 202 and 205. The event is free and students should register at More information at  or contact Maria Furtado at (727) 465-8005 or

KAC to sponsor Faculty & Staff Appreciation

Join Mr. Deely and the Knight Athletic Club as they honor faculty and staff at the 8/17 home opener against Whites Creek. Faculty and staff will participate in the Knight Walk at 6:05 p.m., be treated to dinner, and recognized on the field at half-time. Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m. We hope you will help us celebrate our amazing faculty and staff!

2018-2019 School Event Calendar is LIVE

Welcome to the 2018-2019 academic year!

Stay up to date on all JPII events by viewing our school event calendar. Click on the image below to open the Google calendar.


Order your iPad Case and Pencil

In order to place an order for the Logitech Crayon, which has the functionality of the Apple Pencil at roughly half the cost, or the Logitech Rugged Combo 2 (keyboard and case), please PLACE YOUR ORDER HERE:

MORE INFORMATION: Here are some links to learn about the Logitech Products for iPad Generation 6. Crayon: Rugged Combo 2:

Baseball Player of the Year and All-County Teams

Main Street Media of Tennessee recently announced the 2018 All-Sumner County baseball team, Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, Best Bat, and Coach of the Year.

Congratulations to Jake Rucker for being named “Player of the Year”. Stats: .346 BA, .425 OBP, .968 OPS, .543 SLG, 44 H, 13 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 29 RBI, 32 R, 26 SB

All-Sumner County First Team: Benny Ennis, Stats: .304 batting average, .422 on-base percent, .402 slugging percent, 34 hits, one home run, 20 RBIs, 18 runs, 11 stolen bases

All-Sumner County Second Team: Dominic Pianto, Stats: W/L 6-3, one save, 61 innings pitched, 65 strikeouts, 3.90 ERA, 1.50 WHIP

Gallatin News Article

Spring Semester Honor Rolls

Join us in congratulating our honor roll students! Students on the Headmaster’s List earned A’s in all classes. Students on the Faculty List earned A’s in all classes but one.


Golden Tate ’07 hosts 3rd Annual Dinner and Skills Camp

Marc Mariani and Golden Tate

On Friday, June 8, Golden Tate, a 2007 graduate and current wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, returned to Pope John Paul II High School for his third annual Tate Scholars Dinner. The night was full of special guests, notably keynote speaker Marc Mariani, former wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans; Steve Longa, Detroit Lions linebacker; Jimmy Clausen, former Notre Dame quarterback; Jim Arnold, former Vanderbilt and NFL punter; Libby Crow, former Vanderbilt basketball player; and numerous alumni. Over 250 fans, donors and community members were in attendance at the event to celebrate Tate’s legacy and support the Tate Scholarship.

During the dinner, JPII announced its six Tate Scholars for the 2018-2019 school year. Sophomore lacrosse player Kaelyn Bullard, sophomore basketball player Keonna Chumbley, sophomore lacrosse player Hugh Gebhardt, junior football player Brendan Keaton, sophomore football player Antwan Roberts, and sophomore basketball player Matthew Shipley were named Tate Scholars for their commitment to JPII on the courts and fields and in the classroom.

The next day, Tate returned to host the third annual Tate Athletic Skills Camp, welcoming 250 students from the area to take part in the clinic. Along with some of his football friends, Tate was joined by some of his fellow alumni, including Edwin Feagins ’07, Jay Wilson ’07, Bobby Kostadine ’06, and his brother Wesley Tate ’09.

We would like to thank Golden Tate and his family for their continued support of our school. We would also like to extend a special thanks to our donors, especially our presenting sponsors the Kevin and Kathy McNatt family, for making the event and the Tate Scholarship Program possible.

Photos of Event

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Golden Tate returns this weekend for fundraiser, athletic skills camp

Textbooks for 2018-2019

JPII will no longer be using Follet for textbooks. Students who will be using hardcover textbooks next year (seniors and students taking AP Statistics and Calculus) should purchase books from other students or order online – the link below includes a list of books with ISBN numbers.

Schedule changes need to be made before school begins. Unlike regular textbooks, access codes and downloaded books cannot be returned and access codes are not transferable. Information about purchasing digital textbooks or accessing them online will be shared over the summer.

Questions about schedules and textbooks should be directed to Karen Phillips, Andrew Griffith, or Jennifer Dye

Textbook Information: