Category Archives: General School News

JPII CLOSED Friday, February 22nd

JPII will be CLOSED tomorrow, Friday, February 22nd due to potential flooding and possible hazardous road conditions. We will keep you posted if the weather will impact hockey or women’s basketball games.

Knights Weekly Wrap Up

Hockey Team Beats Independence/Summit

The Knights hockey team defeated Independence/Summit, 9-4, last Monday Tommy Chunckukov recorded a hat trick with 3 goals, followed by J.T. Ernst, Nathan Hollis, Connor Bennett, Max Galpin, and Dylan Guy with one goal each. Jackson Cook recorded 13 saves on goal. On Wednesday, the Knights fell to MBA, 1-9, after being penalized 6 times for 33 minutes resulting in 3 power play goals for the Big Red. J. T. Ernst scored the Knights only goal.

Knights Fall to MBA on Senior Night

The JPII men’s basketball team fell to MBA, 49-58 last Tuesday. Sam Specht led the Knights with 16 points, while Michael Martini finished with 12. Later in the week, the Knights travelled to Ensworth and fell to the Tigers, 64-88. Sam Specht racked up 19 to lead all Knights’ scorers. Sabino Otira chipped in with 16 points and 5 rebounds.

Lady Knights Finish Regular Season

The Lady Knights basketball team finished the regular season with loses to Harpeth Hall, 28-35, in a very physical game and to Ensworth, 43-67. Ashley Malone led all Lady Knights’ scorers for the week with 14 points against Harpeth Hall and 26 against Ensworth. The Lady Knights finished 5th in the region and will play host to Baylor in the first round of the TSSAA tournament on Tuesday at 6:00 pm.

Oathout Finishes 7th in the State

Freshman Kyler Oathout competed in the TSSAA State Wrestling Tournament in Franklin last Friday and finished 7th overall after falling 1-2 against the top seed in the state in a hard fought match.

Malone and Specht Receive Post-Season Honors

Junior point guard Ashley Malone and sophomore sharp-shooter Sam Specht were named to the All-Region team this week.   Malone averages 11.6 points and 3.4 steals per game, while Specht averages 14.3 points per game.


Camp JPII 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 to register today as spots are limited and will go fast for our most popular camps, especially with almost 800 campers last summer!

Camp Brochure

Ali McCarthy signs with Rhodes College

Senior Ali McCarthy recently signed with Rhodes College to continue her golf career. Congratulations Ali for your success as one of the most successful golfers in JPII history and best of luck in your collegiate career and beyond.

Freshman places 3rd Chair in All-County Band

Angelique Miller

Join us in congratulating freshman Angelique Miller who placed 3rd Chair in the All-County Band.

“Placing 3rd Chair out of seven means she placed above many upperclassmen in the county, which is a significant accomplishment for Angelique and great recognition for our instrumental program,” said Mark Weakley, Director of Instrumental Music.

Miller, who plays the French Horn, will perform with the ensemble on February 23rd at 3:30 p.m. at Station Camp High School.

Voices uKnighted perform in Memphis

JPII’s Voices uKnighted recently traveled to Memphis to participate in the 3rd Annual Briarcrest A Cappella Invitational. Our singers shared the day with 14 other a cappella groups from all over the South. Students and our choir director Mike O’Neill received several sessions of training and the singers performed in a grand finale concert in the million-dollar state-of-the-art Sparks Auditorium.

First Semester Honor Roll

Please join us in congratulating our students who made the First Semester Honor Roll. Those named to the Headmaster’s List earned ALL A’s in ALL classes. Those named to the Faculty List earned all A’s in all but one class. Well done Knights!


School Counseling hosts Alumni Panel

Every year our school counseling department hosts an event for seniors to hear from JPII AlumKnights on what it’s like to transition from high school to college. The event provides seniors an opportunity to hear real life experiences from some familiar faces. Seniors gain a sense of what college life is like and walk away with tips and strategies for everything from move in day, freshman orientation, dorm life, social life, and of course most important, academic life. This year’s alumni panel included Jamaal Thompson ’17, Grace Lascara ’16, Braden Sanford ’17, Tyler Dorr ’15, and Grace Wood ’15. Thank you AlumKnights for giving back to JPII!