Open to all South Texas residents planning to attend any college or university in the Coastal Bend area! 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2015 at the KIII-TV Studio and Parking Lot, 5002 South Padre Island Drive. View flyer below.
You have an opportunity to travel to the Holy Land with Father Patrick Higgins. The pilgrimage dates are April 26 – May 5, 2015. There are a limited number of scholarships for students who may want to join the group. For more details call our main office at 361-855-5744, or visit www.pilgrimages.com/frhiggins.
The application period for returning current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students for the 2015-2016 school year is now open. The deadline is April 30, 2015. Links for the downloadable Registration Information and SmartTuition are listed below. If you have any questions about the reapplication process for 2015-2016, please contact Ilene Biberstein at 361-855-5744, extension 209.
One of our Theology Department’s recent activities promoting vocations was the Centurions for Vocations lunch for the women, with visiting Dominican Sisters. Our students found the meeting engaging and educational. More Centurions for Vocations programs will be announced coming soon.
Recently Voices That Care, our campus community service organization, conducted a school drive to collect cereal boxes for the Mother Theresa Shelter. The primary purpose of the Mother Teresa Shelter is to provide shelter and supportive services to homeless persons during the day. In the photo above are St. John Paul II High School representatives delivering boxes of cereal donated by our students to the shelter. Voices That Care sponsor is Sherri Davis.
Our student council is asking for your support with its Yankee Candle fundraiser. Student Council members are taking orders now. Yankee Candles make great gifts for any occasion, or just because. Remember Mother’s Day is coming up soon. You can also order online -- please use our fundraiser number when ordering online. See the flyer below for more details.
The STEM Club has created lots of interest in science, technology and mathematics of our campus. A highlight was the recent Robotics Competion hosted at or school that involved teams from across the state. The club has established its Web site with information about its sponsors, membership, activities, and photos. To acces the STEM Club's Web site click here.
The interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) appears to be increasing exponentially. With the establishing of the St. John Paul II High School STEM Club and the robotics competition hosted on our campus, that interest among our own students is increasing. For students, and faulty, who want to delve deeper into the fields of STEM, there is a publication well worth reading. S.T.E.M. Magazine is a monthly publication and can be accessed online. (You will actually be flipping pages, virtually that is.) This month’s topics include: Fashion Tech, The Effects of Math Stress, SETI - Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, Why Are Jet Engines So Safe, and The Art of Space Art. To start flipping the pages of S.T.E.M. Magazine click here.
Applications are currently being accepted for the Driscoll Childen's Hospital "Summer Volunteen" program. For more details visit the hospital's Web site at Teen Volunteers.