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Alumnae News

List of 5 news stories.

  • Hailey Meersman ’13: Teacher of the Month

    Ms. Hailey Meersman ’13 (Math Department) is the St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Teacher of the Month!” She was nominated by Lily ’23, who shares, “she goes above and beyond to make her class an enjoyable learning place. I can always count on [her] to cheer me up as she always has a smile from ear to ear.”

    “Her approach to teaching an oftentimes avoided subject is bolstering confidence in every student; not only confidence in math, but in themselves. “I try to make each lesson interesting, so that each student, no matter their passion level for mathematics, feels engaged and excited to come to class each day,” she said. “And I try to ensure they know I am happy to support them in whatever ways they need.”

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  • Town & Style: On the Cover!

    St. Joseph’s Academy’s new ‘Weidert Center for Integrated Science’ was on the cover of Town & Style! SJA’s 23,000 square feet of campus enhancements, including new visual arts studios and the “Spence Shine Shack” student success center in the newly-named Sisters of St. Joseph Humanities Hall, are included in the cover story. 
     
    “The renovations are a reflection of the school’s unique approach to education, which dates back to its establishment in 1840 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. 
     
     “One of the sisters’ charisms is to always be moving toward the more,” Karen Davis notes. “With these new facilities, we can keep that philosophy in action at the academy.”
     
    “Our students have everything they need to spark their interest in STEM,” says Regina Mooney, Ph.D., SJA president. “Oftentimes, girls aren’t mentored toward pursuing the sciences. We want to make sure they have the opportunity to explore these subjects.” 
     
    Construction began in 2019 thanks to the support of donors, including the estate of alumna Barbara Weidert (’47), which gifted the school $3.5 million."

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  • Nancy Carver ’65

    Author Nancy Carver '65 was recently featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    "One of our area's finest hours — Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri — is the subject of another book. The author this time around is Kirkwood native Nancy Carver, who penned "The Inspiring History of a Special Relationship."

    The book looks at several aspects of the British prime minister's visit to the small college in March 1946, along with then-President Harry S Truman. Fulton is about 100 miles west of St. Louis." 
     
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  • Dr. Rachel Dalske ’13

    Dr. Rachel Dalske ’13 virtually visited SJA’s Zoology class and spoke to current students about being a veterinarian. She was able to answer the students’ questions about pursuing a career with animals, applying to vet school, day-to-day tasks, experiences at St. Joe, and the importance of faith at school and work.
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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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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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