SJHS Parent Blast Nov. 14, 2016
Mrs. Diane Wolfe

“Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only that the cat died nobly.”—Arnold Edinborough

7th Graders were heavily involved making Volcanoes this past week. They were split into groups and had three volcanoes to choose from (Cinder Cone, Composite, Shield). The kids made their models, brought them to school and activated the eruptions.

The Senior Class of 2017 performed "Once Upon Camelot" to students K-11 as well as at two public showings. The Senior Play is a St. Joseph tradition and this year is particularly bittersweet-due to the upcoming construction and demolition of Spiritan Hall, this year's play will be the last performed in the building. Even though the building will be coming down, the Seniors were proud to add their names backstage to those of the many generations of St. Joseph students who have come before them!

St. Joseph School 8th grader Mary Alex Lieblong's artwork has been chosen by the school to represent it in the annual Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest sponsored by the Conway Evening Lions Club. The contest encourages young people between the ages of 11-13 to express their visions of peace. The theme of this year's contest is "A Celebration of Peace." The posters advance through several judging levels including local, district, state and international.

St. Joseph High School conducted a Veterans Day observance in its cafeteria on November 11. Several members of the school's Interact Service Club, which is affiliated with the Conway Rotary Club, were involved in the event.This included a presentation of colors, a playing of the Star-Spangled Banner by the high school band, a sounding of taps, a reading of the Sullivan Ballou letter written by a Civil War solider to his wife shortly before he's killed in battle, a visual demonstration of the World War II song "Deck of Cards" about a solider who explains how he uses playing cards to substitute for a bible and prayer book he doesn't have, and a re-creation of the "Missing Man" or "Fallen Comrade Table" ceremony in which a place of honor is set at military dining table for soldiers who didn't make it home. There were a number of veterans in attendance for the service, and the students presented three school employees with military backgrounds individually signed cards and gifts. The Interact Club is sponsored by social studies teacher Betsy Beacham.