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Latest News

List of 8 news stories.

  • New President Announcement

    Dear SJA Community:
    On behalf of the Board of Directors and our Presidential Search Committee, I am pleased to announce that St. Joseph’s Academy Interim President Marcia Niedringhaus will become our next President effective immediately. Our rigorous search process showed us that Marcia is the best person to lead us into an exciting and dynamic future for our students and our institution. She has done an exceptional job guiding us through the past seven months of transition and feels called to continue building on SJA’s mission as she moves us forward.

    As you know, Marcia has served St. Joseph’s Academy in leadership capacities since 2013 and is an attorney with years of business ownership and operational experience. Her unique combination of talents makes her very well suited for her new role. She has a sharp focus on how best to achieve our mission 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, and to make a profound impact in the world.

    It is important to note that the national search conducted by our consultants at Carney Sandoe & Associates played a critical role in identifying Marcia as our next President. Their intentional process included valuable feedback gained from a formal written survey of our entire community plus meetings with key faculty members, staff, parents, alumnae and the Board of Directors. Their efforts identified 65 candidates, of which seven were interviewed by the Search Committee and three finalists were interviewed by the Board of Directors. This was a wise investment of our resources, and we thank them for their excellent work.

    This announcement marks a critical and pivotal moment for the future of St. Joseph’s Academy. We are having a robust school year in terms of academic, athletic, community service and campus development accomplishments, including:
    • Strong enrollment projections
    • Campus master facility planning
    • Innovative curricular offerings and school accreditation review year
    • Renewed diversity, culture and climate programs
    • Commitment to our Catholic identity and the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in partnership with St. Joseph Educational Ministries
    Our Board of Directors is excited and energized that Marcia will continue building on these achievements on our collective behalf as she advances the school with her strong skills and commitment. Together with our senior leadership team, she is well equipped to lead us into a bright future.

    On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank the entire St. Joseph’s Academy community for its engagement, support and guidance in this search process.  I also want to express our gratitude to the Search Committee, including Stephanie Hall as Chair and the committee members including:
    • Sr. Fran Maher, Board Director, CSJ Leadership Team
    • Craig Hannick, Board Director, Alumnae Parent
    • Andy Lodes, Faculty, Alumnae Parent
    • Jay Meersman, Board Director, Alumnae Parent
    • Julia Mize, Board Director, Alumna '92, Parent
    • Katie Kilcullen, Faculty and Parent
    • Lisa Savoy, Board Director, Parent
    We are grateful that Marcia has once again answered our call to serve St. Joseph’s Academy.  Please join me in congratulating her as our new President! We look forward to hosting opportunities for our community to meet Marcia in the new year.

    Have a blessed Advent season and a wonderful Christmas.
     
    Sincerely,
    Julia Mize, Chair of the Board of Directors
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  • Hispanic Heritage Month Bilingual Mass

    In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the entire school enjoyed a bilingual, English and Spanish, mass with Fr. Louie Hotop, SJ, brother of SJA's Director of Campus Ministry, Anna Hotop.
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  • CNC Machining Comes to St. Joe

    Mr. John Gundy, our new Physics and Engineering teacher, and JoeBotics coach, has been working with our newly purchased CNC machine. Among his first prototypes, he created 3-D images of our St. Joe Logo by carving them out of a foam core board which had been painted green. CNC machines are in operation in various manufacturing facilities, as they can be used to create objects in plastics, metals, wood, and even stone. CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. The machine uses computer programs to control the movement of a cutting tool to carve out sections of a solid object. The operator will use a CAD program to create the 3-D pathway for the machine to carve. CAD stands for Computer Assisted Design. We are fortunate that Mr. Gundy has experience in using the machine. He will be teaching the skill to his JoeBotics team members and engineering students. We are also thankful to our generous donors for providing this machine for use in our newly renovated Digital Innovation Space.
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  • STL Feeds Haiti Packathon

    SJA students helped pack over 100,000 meals for those in need in Haiti. The STL Feeds Haiti Packathon event was held at Chaminade this September. Kudos to our Angels, whose station packed the most: a little over 10,000 meals! Go Angels!
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  • Presidential Volunteer Service Award Winner

    Sophomore Ava Grigaitis has earned the Presidential Volunteer Service Award by the St. Louis Gateway Chapter of the National Charity League. This mother-daughter volunteer organization provides service and support to more than 25 nonprofits throughout the St. Louis region. 

    Congratulations, Ava!
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  • Mexican Folkloric Dance Assembly

    Mexican Folkloric dancers performed during LACE in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The dance troupe, Alma de Mexico, is a Mexican folkloric dance group that has been active in the St. Louis region for nearly two decades. The group repertoire includes folkloric dances from the states Jalisco, Veracruz, Yucatan, Chiapas, Campeche, Guerreo, Oaxaca, Monterey, Puebla, Michoacán, and Tamaulipas.
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  • NFHS Coach of the Year

    We are proud to announce that SJA golf coach, Carol Fromuth, was named the 2019-2020 NFHS Coach of the Year for Girls Golf. She was also named MO State Coach of the year by MSHSAA and received her award in September. 
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  • Athletics Update – Week of September 13

    WE DID IT AGAIN!!! Three teams were named champions for the second week in a row. The Freshman Field Hockey team was the pool champion in the SJA Freshman Field Hockey tournament. Our Varsity Tennis team won the Pembroke Tournament in Kansas City and our cross-country teams competed in the Forest Park Cross Country Festival. Varsity Cross Country took first place in the white division. Medalists were Cate Guenther in 6th place, Macie DiGuiseppe in 7th, Julia Castellano in 9th, and Kaitlin Einwalter in 20th place. JV Cross Country placed fourth in their division. Medalists were Madeline Brand in 6th place and Mary Ellen Gaertner in 17th place. Congratulations to all of our fall sports teams on a great week of competition.
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St. Joseph’s Academy is a college preparatory high school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission at 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. Louis, MO 63131
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