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Alumnae News

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  • St. Joseph's Academy Opens $7.5 Million of New Campus Enhancements

    ST. JOSEPH’S ACADEMY OPENS $7.5 MILLION OF NEW CAMPUS ENHANCEMENTS FEATURING NEW WEIDERT CENTER FOR INTEGRATED SCIENCE AND SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH HUMANITIES HALL 
     
    St. Louis, Mo., September 9, 2020 – St. Joseph’s Academy has completed and opened more than 23,000 square feet of campus enhancements at a cost of $7.5 million including the new Weidert Center for Integrated Science and the Sisters of St. Joseph Humanities Hall at the college prep all-girls high school. The new Weidert Center features 12,000 square feet of renovated and upgraded science, engineering and technology lecture and laboratory spaces on the third floor of the main school building. It is named for Barbara Weidert, a 1947 graduate, whose estate made a $3.5 million gift to the school in 2018.
     
    “The Weidert Center for Integrated Science offers a large and innovative new educational environment with state-of-the-art features and technology designed to help prepare our young women for STEM-related careers,” said Regina Mooney, President of St. Joseph’s Academy.  “Now we can provide enhanced academic experiences and opportunities for the growing number of our students interested in engineering and related fields.  We are very grateful for the overwhelming generosity of Barbara Weidert and many other dedicated donors of the SJA community for their help in making these 21st-century spaces a reality for our girls.”  
     
    The $3.5 million gift from the estate of Barbara Weidert is the largest single gift in St. Joseph’s Academy’s  180-year history. This unrestricted gift also jumpstarted the school’s ongoing Expect More Capital Campaign for Every Girl supporting long-range plans to renovate and upgrade HVAC, windows and other instructional areas including a new Visual Arts Center and Studios on the school’s second floor which has been re-named The Sisters of St. Joseph Humanities Hall.  A new Campus Ministry Center on the first floor puts St. Joseph’s Academy at the forefront of collaborative faith-filled learning. These projects include another 11,000 square feet of renovation. 
     
    The school’s Expect More Capital Campaign has provided the construction funding for these campus enhancements and is also expanding scholarship support for qualified students of all backgrounds.  These enhancements are part of the school’s plans to continue providing quality Catholic education and prepare young women with 21st century skills. 
     
    “These forward-looking investments prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s careers,” said Craig Hannick, St. Joseph’s Academy Board of Directors Chair.  “Reimagined and upgraded facilities advance our holistic education, preparing values-driven leaders, just as our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph, envisioned 180 years ago.”
     
    Construction of the new STEM education facility and visual arts center began in 2019 and was completed in time for the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester.  Hastings & Chivetta was the project architect and BSI Constructors was the general contractor.
     
    St. Joseph's Academy is a college preparatory school in Frontenac, Missouri sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Founded in 1840, the mission of the Academy is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.                                                           
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  • SJA Celebrates Faculty Anniversaries

    St. Joseph's Academy is recognizing faculty and staff members who are celebrating milestone anniversaries.
    • Amy Kling Madej ’99 (Fine Arts) - 5 Years
    • Meredith Metzger (Advancement) - 5 Years
    • Megan Hackmann (Social Studies) - 10 Years
    • Heather Hughes (World Languages) - 10 Years
    • Jennifer Millikan (Library) - 10 Years
    • Katie Kieffer Richardson ’99 (English) - 10 Years
    • Sarah Modde (Counseling) - 15 Years
    • David Kowalczyk (Fine Arts) - 30 Years
    • LuAnn Worrall (English) - 30 Years
    Many thanks to these educators for their service and dedication to the Academy!
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  • Summer Tours

    We are very excited to invite your family, including your daughter, to come and tour St. Joseph's Academy. The Admissions Department is offering individual family tours in July and August at 1:00 p.m., as well as 3:30 p.m. before the school year officially begins. Please come and visit our updated campus, including our NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART Center for Integrated Sciences and Visual Arts Studios. Click here to register. Please remember masks and social distancing will be required.
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  • Top 10 Reasons You Should Not Attend St. Joe

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  • #TeamDelphine

    Many of our alumnae and alumnae parents know and love Delphine Williams. During her 39 years of teaching art at St. Joseph's Academy, she taught a variety of classes where she always pushed her students outside their comfort zone to create lasting beauty. She is also still known for her artistic outfits!

    In December, she was diagnosed with a rare terminal brain disease. Her daughters (Kate and Claire Williams '06) wanted to create a way for her former students to get in touch with her, show her their artwork and share the profound impact that she made on their lives. KSDK News aired a special segment about Delphine and the outpouring of love she has received from St. Joe alumnae.
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St. Joseph’s Academy is a private, Catholic high school for girls in St. Louis, Missouri, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.

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