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List of 8 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.”

    To read more about Ms. Meersman, please click here
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  • #MeetTheAngels: Frankie ‘23

    This fall, SJA is asking current students about their decision to attend St. Joe, how they feel about going to an all-girls school, what they would like to share about the Academy with future Angels, and more.

    Frankie, a sophomore who attended Wildhorse and Crestview Middle Schools, recently transferred to St. Joe. So far, she has joined Spanish Honor Society and Spirit Club. She enjoys going to an all-girls school because “I feel no pressure when getting ready for school each morning. St. Joe is such a judge-free zone and I feel that I can focus on myself and reach my full potential, without worrying about what anyone else thinks of me.” 

    Frankie wants prospective families to know that “St. Joe is the perfect place to expand your horizons. I am beyond grateful for the wide variety of clubs and classes that have been offered to me in my short time here.” 
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  • Golf in the News

    Seniors Drew Nienhaus and Nicole Rallo were recently featured in West News Magazine.

    "St. Joseph’s Academy seniors Drew Nienhaus and Nicole Rallo ended their high school golf careers just like they began it – as state champions.

    Nienhaus and Rallo helped the Angels record a record fifth consecutive state high school championship. This was the school’s first year in Class 4 as the state moved from two classes to four.

    The pair join Grace Aromando, a 2019 graduate, as the only four-time state winners for the Angels.

    “That was a big goal of theirs,” St. Joseph’s coach Carol Fromuth said. “They didn’t talk much about it but we are all on the same page. They deserved it and they got it. I’m so happy for the both of them.”'

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  • Students Accepted to Present at American Geophysical Union

    St. Joseph’s Academy is proud to announce that proposals to present at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Virtual Fall Meeting, submitted by Julia C. ’22 and Anna W. ’23, have been accepted. They will present at the “Bright STARS (Students Training as Research Scientists) Poster Session” on December 10, 2020.  

    Approximately 30,000 scientists have already registered for this international conference. The goal of this poster session is to give students (grades 6-12) a platform to communicate their research to scientists, educators and peers. Both students participate in SJA’s “Independent Science Research” opportunity, facilitated by Mrs. Katie Lodes (Science Department).

     
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  • #MeetTheAngels: Millie ’21

    This fall, SJA is asking current students about their decision to attend St. Joe, how they feel about going to an all-girls school, what they would like to share about the Academy with future Angels, and more.
     
    Millie, a senior who attended Parkway West Middle School, is involved with Angel Food Club, Diversity Club, Future Women of Medicine, Mu Alpha Theta, and the SJA Ambassador Society. She wants prospective families to know that “St. Joe is truly the best all-girls school in the nation. I would recommend St. Joe for all students because the environment at SJA makes sure you succeed. You are guaranteed to find friends who support you and we have the best teachers and girls.” 
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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."

    Please click here to read more about exciting updates around campus.
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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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  • Campus Ministry Book of Remembrance

    Throughout the month of November, we remember all those who have gone ahead of us into eternity. SJA Campus Ministry invites you to share the names of your loved ones who have passed over the past year, so that we can add them to our Book of Remembrance. 

    Jesus said to the crowds:
    "Everything that the Father gives me will come to me,
    and I will not reject anyone who comes to me,
    because I came down from heaven not to do my own will
    but the will of the one who sent me.
    And this is the will of the one who sent me,
    that I should not lose anything of what he gave me,
    but that I should raise it on the last day.
    For this is the will of my Father,
    that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him
    may have eternal life,
    and I shall raise him on the last day."
    John 6: 37-40
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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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