As we fulfill our mission as a Catholic school, we are called - through the example of Jesus - to serve one another. It’s no accident then that we have made service a priority at St. Joseph. Our students serve our school and local communities in a number of ways.
Students in our seventh and eighth grade classes apply to participate in our Student Leadership class. Student Leadership students look to build community within our school and to help connect the students in our school to organizations in the local community that provide service to others.
We support local groups and organizations through schoolwide collection drives. It’s common for our students to deliver the collected items and help organize, sort, or package the items, especially at our local food banks.
We’re in the process of developing a schoolwide service program that partners the students at each of our grade levels with a local group or organization. Students will learn about the mission of the group, engage in service that helps the people served by the group, and learn about Catholic Social Teaching as it relates to the need the group addresses. By the end of each student’s experience at St. Joe’s, it’s our goal that they will know and understand the roles of many different local organizations that provide assistance to our neighbors.
We’re always looking for ways to get involved in the community, so if you have a service idea that students may be able to support, please contact the school to let us know.