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Congratulations to Audrey H. (1st place), Anne B. (1st place), Taryn Q. (2nd place) and Emmanuel O. (2nd place) on your outstanding performances and the Regional Social Studies Fair today! Audrey and Anne will both move on to the State Competition in April. 🍀❤️



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Aquinas and St. Sebastian Medal Winners Announced


Congratulations to Senior, Savannah S., for being awarded the 2019 Aquinas Medal. The medals were awarded to one student from each Catholic school in West Virginia in recognition of their faithful discipleship, academic excellence, leadership and service.

Congratulations to Seniors McKenzie M. and Joe F. for being awarded the 2019 St. Sebastian Medals.  The medals were awarded to one female and one male from each Catholic school in West Virginia for excelling in personal achievements & representing their community in Athletics, Academics & Service.

The medals will be presented at a luncheon in Morgantown in April.


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Audrey H. (4th), Mark T. (6th), and Zeb P. (8th) all placed at the Regional Math Field Day Competition last Friday and will go on to compete in the State Math Field Day Competition later this year.

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  Congratulations to Emmanuel O. (1st), Anne B. (1st), Taryn Q. (1st), Audrey H. (1st), Campbell G. (2nd), and Jade S. (3rd) for placing in their categories at the Cabell County Social Studies Fair on Tuesday. Emmanuel, Anne, Taryn, Audrey, and Tima A. will represent Cabell County at the regional competition next month!

Swim Team Update

Coach Young here with your St Joseph Freestylin’ Irish swim team update.  We had a great showing at the final meet of the year on Saturday, February 2nd: The Region IV Championships.  Everyone pushed themselves and everyone who swam cut their times.  Coach Blatt and I are so proud of how well the team has done this season.

But, the highlight of the meet was that we had 3 swimmers qualify for the state meet in Morgantown in their individual events.  Even more exciting, after working hard the last 2 seasons, we have a relay team that has qualified for the state meet as well!!

Senior Bojena G. qualified for the state meet in both her individual events : The 200 individual medley (IM) and the 100 breaststroke.

Not to be outdone, junior Olivia Y. also qualified in the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke.

After working hard the last 3 seasons, Campbell G. has qualified to swim in the state meet in the 100 breaststroke.

Perhaps the biggest moment of the day came in the first event, when the women’s 200 medley relay team, swimming through the thunderous cheers of the screaming capacity crowd at The Henderson Center at MU, swam a full 6 seconds faster than their fastest time this season, capturing 4th in the event and turning in the 10th fastest medley relay in the state that day to qualify a women’s relay team for the first time in years.  Congratulations to Lula A (backstroke), Bojena G (breaststroke), Olivia Y (butterfly) and Tima A (freestyle).

Of course, Coach Blatt and I could not be more pleased to take these great swimmers to WVU Aquatic center to represent St Joseph Central Catholic High School at the WV State Swim Meet February 14th and 15th.

Go Irish!!!


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2019 Catholic Schools Week

Sunday, January 27th– Celebrating Our Parish

Catholic Schools benefit all year long from the religious guidance, prayers, and support parishes provide.  Many parishes join in the National Catholic Schools Week celebration by devoting a Mass to Catholic education.

Parish Appreciation Sunday

  • Annual Catholic School Mass at 5:30pm
  • All SJHS students are encouraged to attend Mass wearing their school uniform.
  • Select students will participate in the Mass
  • The High School choir will perform at the Mass
  • Take this day to purchase cans of soup for our “Souper Bowl” food drive for the Huntington Area Food Bank & the City Mission


Monday, January 28th– Celebrating Our Community- Crazy Hat Day

A central aspect of Catholic education is learning the importance of service to others.  When students take part in service activities they demonstrate the values and faith gained through Catholic education.

  • Students and staff wear their craziest hat to school
  • Students will implement the Seven Works of Mercy by volunteering at various community organizations such as: Goodwill Industries, City Mission, Huntington Area Food Bank, & Heritage Manor (1:00-3:00pm)
  • Spanish Honor Society will announce daily prayers in Spanish
  • Art Club will decorate classroom doors and bulletin boards
  • Theology Lessons on giving thanks


Tuesday, January 29th– Celebrating Our Students- Hoody Day

Schools celebrate students during National Catholic Schools Week by planning enjoyable and meaningful activities for them and recognizing their accomplishments.

  • Students and staff may wear their favorite hoody w/ uniform pants
  • 9th&12th Grade Students will participate in “Get a Life” program
  • Teachers will host games (board games, educational, etc.) in their classrooms
  • 8th Grade Students from St. Joe Grade School will join our STEM class for games
  • Teachers are encouraged to not assign homework
  • A free lunch will be provided for students and staff
  • Enjoy an extended lunch! (12:07-12:45)


Wednesday, January 30th– Celebrating Our Nation-Red, White, & Blue Day

On National Appreciation Day for Catholic schools, students, families, educators, and other Catholic school supporters communicate the value of Catholic education to government leaders.

  • Students and staff are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue to show support of our nation
  • MU Alpha Theta will provide breakfast snacks at break for students and staff. Break will be extended 5 minutes (10:15-10:30)
  • Students will write letters of thanks to community members for their services


Thursday, January 31st– Celebrating Vocations- NFL Jersey Day

By focusing on faith, knowledge, and service, Catholic schools prepare children to use their God-given talents to  the fullest later in life.

  • 8:30am School Mass- “God’s Calling”
  • Students and staff will wear their favorite NFL jersey/shirt with uniform pants
  • Trivia Day- Students who donate a can of soup may play Trivia in the gym 4th & 5th periods
  • Pro-Life Club will provide lunch for Monsignor Dean, Father Yuenger, and Father Ondeck, and Mr. Archer
  • Breakfast will be provided for faculty & staff

Friday, February 1st- Celebrating Our School- School Spirit Day

On this day, schools will honor teachers and principals as well as administrators and staff who support them in their important work and thank the parents, grandparents, alumni, parishioners, and school board members who provide volunteer services.

  • Dress Down Day– Students and staff show their school spirit by wearing their favorite Spirit Wear!! Go Irish!!
  • All Theology classes will play Laser Tag in the gym through- out the day
  • Health Science Club will provide cookies at break for all students
  • Our Lady of Fatima 8th Grade Students will join our students to participate in our afternoon activities (1:00-3:00PM)
  • Scavenger Hunt- 2:00pm Activity
  • Art Club will make “In Bed Bags” for patients at Hoops Family Children’s Hospital


Costa Rica Trip

We are very excited about our 2019 International trip. This year we will visit Costa Rica! We will be visiting this beautiful tropical country for 7 days.  Specific dates are not set at this time, but our travel window is the first week of June.

If you thought going to Costa Rica this summer was a good idea, now think going to Costa Rica, visiting National Parks, volcanoes, water rafting, kayaking, snorkeling, and… earning college credit!!

EF tours has partnered with Southern New Hampshire University and by paying an additional $215 fee, you will be enrolling into a class at SNHU. You will be assigned a topic of research that you will be doing as you go on the trip, at your return you will develop your project and can earn a college credit (3 college credits) via SNHU after completing the curse requirement. For more information please visit the following link:

Below is a little summary of the trip.  The deadline to sign up is February 14th.
If you need cost information or need additional information about this trip, please contact Mrs. Qualls (
Muchas gracias!