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Alumnae News

List of 5 news stories.

  • St. Joseph's Academy Receives Largest Gift in School History

    ST. JOSEPH’S ACADEMY RECEIVES LARGEST GIFT IN SCHOOL HISTORY -- $3.5 MILLION -- FOR CLASSROOM RENOVATIONS, TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES AND ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
     
    St. Louis, Mo., February 25, 2019 – St. Joseph’s Academy has received a $3.5 million gift, the largest single gift in the school’s 178-year history, from the estate of Barbara Weidert, a 1947 graduate of the school. This unrestricted gift will help jumpstart plans to renovate and upgrade STEM-related and visual arts instructional areas, and to expand scholarship support for students. These enhancements are part of the school’s plans to continue providing quality Catholic education and prepare young women with 21st century skills.

    “This generous planned gift provides St. Joseph’s Academy with a major boost toward funding many necessary campus enhancements, while also increasing scholarship support,” said Dr. Regina Mooney, President of St. Joseph’s Academy. “Barbara Weidert’s overwhelming generosity will have a lasting impact on the lives of our current and future students at the Academy.”

    Campus plans call for renovating parts of the school into flexible classroom and laboratory spaces for life sciences, chemistry, physics, engineering and enhanced digital innovation educational areas with updated technology. Plans also call for expanding the visual arts program into a dedicated, state-of-the-art space. In addition, St. Joseph’s Academy plans to increase significantly the scholarship support it provides to qualified students of all backgrounds.  

    “This major gift will help us provide the integrated, holistic education that prepares every girl at St. Joe with the skills they need to thrive, succeed and grow in the changing world around us,” said Matt Stroble, St. Joseph’s Academy Board of Directors Chair. “Barbara’s love for her high school helps fulfill our strategic vision, advances the school’s mission, and paves the path for further discovery, innovation and excellence in education.”
    The timetable for implementing the planned renovations has not been set. These plans follow other completed projects, such as the school’s new Campus Ministry Center and College Advising Program and Resource Center.
     
    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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  • We Love Our Alumnae!

    Sarah Gebken ‘15 visited with the AP Biology class. She described the research which she is carrying out as an undergraduate at the University of Missouri - Columbia using CRISPR, a genetic engineering tool that uses a sequence of DNA and its associated protein to edit the base pairs of a gene. 
     
    Kourtney Kostecki ’13 spoke to the AP Biology class on February 1 about her work with tyrosine kinases (cell signaling) at Pfizer.
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  • Auction Message from Tom Ackerman

    “Did you know that the St. Joe 'An Evening with the Angels' dinner-auction is the best auction in the world?!” Enjoy this special video from OUR 2019 Auction emcee and auctioneer, Tom Ackerman! As Sports Director of KMOX, he is currently covering all-things spring training in Jupiter, Florida.

    Click here to see why you should join us at An Evening with the Angels on February 23, 2019. We are excited for you to meet Tom and hear more about several of our incredible Auction items. 
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  • Winter Play This Weekend

    Each winter, St. Joseph’s Academy presents students with the opportunity to perform in the school play. Students participate in a variety of ways – acting, set design, and graphic design. Our 2019 Winter Play will be “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” There will be two performances of this classic Shakespeare play:
    • Friday, February 15th at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 16th at 7:00 p.m.
    Tickets may be purchased in advance online for $10.00 or at the door for $15.00.
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  • Kourtney Kostecki ‘13

    Kourtney Kostecki ’13 visited Mrs. Katie Lodes’ AP/ACP Biology class, where students are studying cell signaling. At her job, Kourtney works with the cell signalizing pathway of tyrosine kinases.

    In addition to sharing insight about cells, she shared her journey to grad school and provided feedback about students' slides of a different cell signaling pathway.
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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.

St. Joseph's Academy

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St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314-394-4300
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