Category Archives: General School News

‘Tis the season for ugly Christmas sweaters!

Students got into the holiday spirit this week by wearing their ugly Christmas sweaters and singing along in the annual Christmas caroling assembly! Counting down the days, hours, and minutes until the last day of 2018!

Exam Schedule

Below is the remaining schedule for 2018.

  • Thursday, December 13th, English Exam 8:00-11:00 a.m. Dismissal at 11:15 a.m. All buses will depart at 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday, December 14th, Math Exam 8:00-11:00 a.m. with an hour lunch break and Theology Exam 12:00-2:00 p.m. Dismissal at 2:00 p.m. All buses will depart at 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, December 17th (no late start), Science Exam 8:00-11:00 a.m. with an hour lunch break and Social Studies Exam 12:00-3:00 p.m. All buses will depart at 3:40 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 18th, Elective/Make-up Exams, 8:00-11:00 a.m. Students who do not have an elective exam or exam(s) to make up are excused on December 18th.

Offices will be closed Wednesday, December 19th through Wednesday, January 2nd. School resumes January 3rd at 7:55 a.m.

ITS inducts four new members

JPII Troupe 7008 welcomes four new members to the International Thespian Society. Congratulations to sophomores Nolan Beasley, Carter Elise Holman, Yasmeen Ibrahim, and Isabella Forrester Kent.

Nolan Beasley

Yasmeen Ibrahim

Isabella Forrester Kent

Carter Elise Holman

Orchestra Students Audition for Mid-State

Jayden Tarver, Simon Whiteley, English Chesser, Camille Quiampang

Congratulations to our orchestra students who auditioned and placed for Mid-State Orchestra.

Senior English Chesser placed 38th for Violin, junior Jadyn Tarver placed 31st for Violin, sophomore Camille Quiampang placed 44th for Violin, and sophomore Simon Whiteley placed 3rd for Cello (also placed for All-State).



Cheer Team Places Fourth

Join us in congratulating our football/competition cheer squad for placing fourth at the UCA Super Regionals in Birmingham. The team is headed to Nationals in Orlando in February. GO KNIGHTS!


Knights Weekly Wrap Up

Wrestling Team Picks Up First Win

The Knights wrestling team picked up their first team win of the season over Grace Christian last week. Freshmen Kyler Oathout and Parker Sutton each won their matches by pinfall.

Lady Knights Basketball Picks Up Region Win

Leanna Pearson shot 83% from the 3-point mark going 5 for 6 and racking up 21 total points as the Lady Knights defeated Lipscomb, 41-26, to pick up their first region win in three years. Keonna Chumbley added 11 points and 8 rebounds to help the cause. Earlier in the week, the Lady Knights crushed Merrol Hyde, 60-13. Keonna Chumbley led the Lady Knights with 12 points followed by Sabria Brown, Aspen Whittington, and Tatumn Clark all with 9. The Lady Knights finished the week falling to Goodpasture, 27-39.

Knights Defeat Lipscomb

The men’s basketball team held on to defeat Lipscomb Academy, 46-42 last Friday. Michael Martini recorded 13 points and 7 rebounds, while Taggert Patterson added 9 points. Earlier in the week, the Knights battled hard but came up short against Merrol Hyde, 68-71. Sam Specht returned to action after being injured scoring 24 points, while Sabino Otira chipped in 15. On Saturday, the Knights fell to Goodpasture, 33-63.

Swim Teams Combine to Win Meet

The Knights’ women’s and men’s swim teams defeated Hume Fogg, Hillboro, and Martin Luther King in their meet last week. The men’s team won all three of their match ups while the women’s team won 2 out of 3.

Hockey Team Drops Two

The Knights hockey team struggled last week offensively falling to Centennial/Page, 0-9, and to Father Ryan, 2-5. J.T. Ernst and Max Galpin scored the only two Knights goals during the week. The Knights hope to rebound on Monday against Ravenwood at Centennial Sportsplex.

Seniors honored at Rotary

Alison Gerstner and Dominic Pianto spoke at the Hendersonville Rotary Club’s December Monthly Breakfast. The two seniors were honored as the club’s Students of the Month. Congratulations Alison and Dominic on your recognition!

Three Lady Knights named to All Sumner Co. Soccer Team

Angela Steidl

Ava Priest

Katie Whiting

Join us in congratulating senior Angela Steidl, sophomore Ava Priest, and freshman Katie Whiting who were named to the All Sumner County Soccer Team! Steidl was named Offensive MVP with 9 goals and 7 assists, Priest was named to the All County Third Team with 10 goals and 4 assists, and Whiting was given an Honorable Mention commendation. GO KNIGHTS!

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JPII Model UN wins 29 awards in Arkansas

JPII traveled to Conway, Arkansas with their Model UN team to compete at the 53rd Annual AMUN Conference. “AMUN was the very first conference our team attended when the school was founded in 2002, and we have experienced great success at this conference year after year,” stated JPII Model UN Coach Paul Saboe. “During the past 16 years, our delegates have earned 303 awards and twice have set the record for winning the most awards in the conference’s history with 32 in 2010, and 36 in 2016.”

JPII was well represented with 46 students as they competed with 550 students from 32 high schools from Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas. JPII earned 29 awards, the most awards earned among all schools at the conference.

With the 29 awards earned at the Arkansas Conference, the JPII team has now earned 675 in the team’s sixteen-year history. This success is due to the school’s dedication to Model UN with 112 students or 20% of the student body, involved in Model UN. Over the past sixteen years, 868 students have been a part of the JPII team. Of the 46 team-members that participated in the AMUN Conference, 39 or 85% won one or more awards.

For the full story visit, JPIIMUN press release.