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    Through Catholic values, St. Joseph School implements an academically rigorous and spiritually rich curriculum. St Joseph students learn, in a safe and disciplined environment, to care for themselves and others and to accept responsibility for making a just and loving society through the generous use of their personal talents and gifts.

    The Mission of St. Joseph School is to celebrate the uniqueness of each student through a rigorous academic program. Nurtured in a faith community blessed with many cultures, gifts and talents we build lives of service in the spirit of our Hawaiian tradition of Aloha.

News, Events and Announcements

Yearbook Orders!!!

2014 St. Joseph School Hilo Cover for the webHS Cover

2014 Elementary St. Joseph School Hilo CoverES Cover

Aloha SJS School `Ohana,

Please remember to turn in your 2013-2014 yearbook forms and payments, the deadline was March 3rd.

Forms are available at the front offices of both schools

Please have them in by Friday, March 14th, at the very latest.

Any students wanting a yearbook after the 14th will be charged:  Elementary: $30   High School: $40

March 2014 Newsletter Online NOW!



Cardinal Newsletter March 2014

2014 Cardinal Ball Honorees


Cardinal Ball 2014

 Deacon LeRoy Andrews, Interim Principal; Jody Montell, Chair of St. Joseph Board; Honoree Coach Dean Au; Honoree Mrs. Stella Kawa’auhau; Honoree Dennis Tulang; Honoree Mr. Lehua Veincent; Dr. Marlene Hapai, founder of Cardinal Ball; Hank Correa, 2014 Cardinal Ball co-chair with Kristi Correa (not pictured) ; Honoree Mona Victorino (not pictured)

This year’s annual Cardinal Ball took place on February 22, 2014 at Imiloa Astronomy Center. The Cardinal Ball is an extremely important event for St. Joseph School, being a yearly fundraiser for tuition assistance scholarships and other funds needed for the student body. Organized and put on by co-chairs Kristi and Hank Correa, Cardinal Ball relies on donations from the community as well as the alumni and friends of the school. Profit comes not only from the tables being sold – this year saw 6 tables with 10 seats each – but also from the auction that goes on during the later evening at the event. Two types of auctions, the silent auction and the live auction, help to raise money as event goers place their bids. Students from the school also had a hand in the event, assisting with the set up as well as the actual event. A group of students ushered in guests and carried the auction items for the guests to view as they placed their bids. Attendees also enjoy food and drink throughout the evening, as well as the good company of the others there. According to the counts made, more than sufficient funds were raised by the end of the night thanks to the tables purchased and the auction items that were bid on. All in all, a great success for the 2014 St. Joseph Cardinal Ball.  - written by Jayla Nakayama, Senior


Summer 9th Grade P.E. Course Registration Is Open


The Fitness 4 Life 9th Grade P.E. Course is now open for registration.  This is a one credit course which requires on-line work and on-site fitness conditioning and assessment.

Online Course: April 28 to May 31, 2014
On-Site Course: June 2 to June 13, 2014

Click below to download registration information and documents:

Summer pe cover letter 2014
Summer PE Registration Documents 2014

For more information call the main office at St. Joseph School: 1-808-935-4936

SAT Registration for Summer 2014

St. Joseph Jr/Sr High School

 Destroy the SAT Summer 2014

Course Fee – $375.00 (SJS Students Waived)

  • “Destroy the SAT” is an interactive SAT preparation course set to help high school students prepare for and maximize their SAT performance.  The objectives of “Destroy the SAT” are:
  • To introduce students to the SAT through actual experience (the class involves two practice exams),
  • Teach students strategies for maximizing their time in taking standardized tests,
  •  To increase student vocabulary and teach them word deconstruction,
  •  Teach students the types of questions the SAT gives, and allow them enough time and practice to improve their abilities,
  • Increase student test-taking confidence.

One session of “Destroy the SAT” will be made available:

Session I:  5/29/2014 to 6/5/2014 (8:30am to 12:30pm, No class on Sunday)

Class will be from 8:30am to 12:30pm in Room 407 of the St. Joseph High School upper hall.  Each student will be required to bring a notebook, a pen, a pencil, and a calculator.

The session will allow for a maximum of twenty-five (25) students and a minimum of five (5) students.  Class placement will be based on a first come first served.  For any additional questions regarding class content or registration, please contact Dr. Nathan L. Yocum at nyocum@sjshilo.org.

2014 Homecoming Week “Catching Fire”

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
2014 Court Presentation

St Joseph Home coming 090

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Wacky Wednesday

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Pajama Day

Friday, February 7, 2014
Pep Rally
8th Grade takes First Place (Combination Banner & Cart Competition)

Friday Night, February 7, 2014
Basketball Game & Court Presentation
Senior Michael Silva
Senior Edgar Barclay
_DSC4554Senior Benjamin Uhlmann
_DSC4614Seniors Edgar Barclay, Benjamin Uhlmann, Hikari Sasahara, Michael Silva, Cardinal Mascot (Dean Au), Athletic Director: Ryan Quesenberry

Catholic Schools Week 2014…Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service

Monday, January 27, 2014 / School-Wide Mass 
Our school wide Mass on January 27th welcomed students, faculty, parents, and community visitors to the Catholic Schools Week celebrations. Students participated in the Mass as altar servers, choir members, readers, and gift-bearers, representing their commitments to faith and academic service.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014  / Open House / Red & Gold Attire for Spirit Day.

On Tuesday the 28th,  everyone from toddlers to high school students donned red and gold dress up wear to promote school spirit. A school wide open house from 3 to 7 pm was catered to fit the needs of parents’ busy schedules. Refreshments and a friendly atmosphere echoed the familial experience here at St. Joseph School.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 / Family Picnic
The preschool and elementary family picnic began at 11:30 a.m. Students and their family members shared picnic lunches and engaged in friendly competitions
between grade levels.
family 7
games 2

Thursday, January 30, 2014 / Pajama Day Attire

Preschool and elementary students dressed up in their pajamas and/or comfortable attire, complete with “bed head” hairdos.

Friday, January 31, 2014  / Crazy Hat & Crazy Sock Day
This was a fun and creative day for the preschool and elementary students who dressed s up in crazy hats and socks
5th grade 2 






Principal Position Starting 2014-2015 School Year

Thank you for your interest in St. Joseph School.  Applicant must be a practicing Catholic with excellent communication skills with background and experience to head an academically rigorous and spiritually rich school. A collaborative leadership style, Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, and several years of experience leading a quality Catholic school is preferred.  Salary commensurate with experience. The hiring process is expected to be completed by April 1, 2014.  The appointment of the principal is expected to take effect July 1, 2014. Interested candidates should email their resume and a cover letter no later than March 1, 2014 to: principalsearch2014@gmail.com or mail ATTN: Principal Search Committee 1000 Ululani Street Hilo, HI 96720

5th Annual Cardinal Ball – Silent Auction Requests

2014 Silent Auction Baskets

AEF Augustine Educational Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program 2014-2015

Updated online source for AEF 2014-2015 and printable PDF now available at our Admissions Link:  http://www.sjshilo.com/admissions/financial-aid/

Deadline to turn in your forms to the school is March 7, 2014.

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