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NOW HIRING - Head Volleyball Coach
St. Joseph School is currently seeking a Jr./Sr. High Divison Girls Volleyball Head Coach for the 2022-2023 season.  Application forms are on our website under the Athletics tab and in the Jr./Sr. High School Main Office.  You can also access the application by clicking on thi...

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Jr./Sr. High Exam Week

Posted on May 20, 2022 in: General News

Jr./Sr. High Exam Week
Final Exams will take place from May 23 to May 27. All Jr./Sr. High school students are only required to attend school for the classes that they have finals for. There will be 2 finals administered each day:           Exam 1:     8:00a - 9:30a, HST &n...

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Thank you Mr. Alapai!

Posted on May 16, 2022 in: General News

Thank you Mr. Alapai!
Every school needs a Mr. Alapai. Mr. Alapai has been with St. Joseph School for 28 years. He currently serves as the head custodian for St. Joseph School, but he is so much more. He is the guardian and gate keeper for our school. He protects our school as if it were his family, and always lends a he...

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2022 May Day Market Memories
May 7, 2022 was our first annual May Day Market. It was a wonderful day filled with good food and great entertainment. After not being able to have outdoor events since the begining of the pandemic, it was really nice to see all the smiles and people enjoying themselves. We woud like to ...

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May Crowning

Posted on May 16, 2022 in: General News

May Crowning
During the month of May we honor Mary, the Queen of Heaven. She was a perfect follower of Christ, and so is considered the crown of creation. The entire school gathered on May 16 to celebrate her at the Elementary Grotto by presenting flowers and lei. She is also the Mother of the Son of ...

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5th Graders travel to Starbase
Earlier this month, The 5th grade class took a field trip to DOD STARBASE located in Keaʻau. Sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, the program engages students through an inquiry-based curriculum with its “hands-on, mind...

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8th Grade Kawa Bay Estuary Fieldtrip
On May 4, 2022, Mrs. Moreau's 8th Grade Class took a fieldtrip to Kawa Bay Estuary. In addition to learning about the intertidal zone, aquatic ecosystems and ocean chemistry, the students and parents  removed 16 bags + 2 buckets + 2 large stump pieces of invasive mangroves from...

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Dates To Remember

Posted on May 02, 2022 in: General News

Dates To Remember
We are into the last month of school. Everyone is getting excited for summer. Find attached a list of important dates to remember for the Month of May.

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May Day Market

Posted on May 02, 2022 in: General News

May Day Market
Come and join us on May 7 for our May Day Market. We will be closing down Ululani Street from 10:00am - 2:00pm between the two campuses and having a day full of fun and fellowship. There will be food vendors, entertainment, a school store, a plant and produce booth, prize giveaways and more. Brin...

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May Menus

Posted on May 02, 2022 in: General News

May Menus
Find this month's Breakfast and Lunch Menus attached

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Merrie Monarch Memories

Posted on April 29, 2022 in: General News

Merrie Monarch Memories
After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Merrie Monarch Festivies returned this year in full form. St. Joseph School had the honor of being involved with a few activities and events that happened during the week. Our hula hālau, under the direction of Kumu Hula Sammye Kuʻualoha Young...

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East Hawaiʻi School Art Project
If you are ever at the Hilo International Airport, be sure to check out the East Hawaiʻi School Art Project. Located between the two terminal buildings, it features artwork from students of various East Hawaiʻi schools. The theme of the project is "What we love about Hilo".&...

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Signed Progress Reports Due

Posted on April 24, 2022 in: General News

Signed Progress Reports Due
This is a reminder that your child's signed progress report is due to their homeroom teacher by 8:00a HST on April 27, 2022. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact the front office at: (808)935-4936.

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Progress Report Distribution

Posted on April 18, 2022 in: General News

Progress Report Distribution
Progress Reports will be sent home with your child on April 22, 2022. Please review. Signed copies are due to your child's homeroom teacher by 8:00a HST on Wednesday, April 27. If you have questions, you can call the front office at: (808)935-4936.

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Career Day 2022

Posted on April 14, 2022 in: General News

Career Day 2022
On April 6, 2022, the Jr./Sr. High Division participated in Career Day. This annual event allows students to attend presentations from professionals in the workforce and learn about what their careers entail. Due to the continued COVID protocols on campus, this year's Career Day was present...

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SJS Tennis

Posted on April 13, 2022 in: General News

SJS Tennis
This year was a great learning season for the St. Joseph School Tennis Team. We had four first time players this year. Liayla, Brianna, Zalia and Karlynn continue to learn more about the game of tennis with every practice. Above, Liayla is working on her serve. Below, Karlynn warms up with C...

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Drive, Chip, Putt Master

Posted on April 08, 2022 in: General News

Drive, Chip, Putt Master
This is an update to follow up on a story from earlier this month.  Fifth grader, Leo Saito, captured third place overall at the 8th annual Drive, Chip, Putt National Finals on April 3, 2022 in the 10-11 year-old division. He placed 1st in chipping, 2nd in driving and putting. This...

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Congratulations, Michaela!

Posted on April 08, 2022 in: General News

Congratulations, Michaela!
Sending a huge congratulations to Michaela Costales, class of 2026. On March 26, she competed on Oʻahu at the Blaisdell Arena in the State Gynmastic Championships. Michaela place 2nd overall in the level 7 division. Not only is Michaela a state champion, she is an academic scholar. For...

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9th Annual Youth Arts Challenge
The institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma and the Hawaiʻi Planning Committee in conjunction with the 19th Hawaiʻi International Summit on Preventing, Assessing & Treating Trauma across the Lifespan celebrated the 9th Annual Youth Arts Challenge promoting the development of healthy interperso...

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St. Joseph Day Coloring Contest
Every year, an anonymous donor gifts the elementary school prizes for a contest in recognition of our patron saint's day. This year, we had a coloring contest.  There were three age groups: Kindergarten/1st grade,  2nd / 3rd grade, 4th - 6th grade. Each...

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Class of 2022 Salutatorian

Posted on April 04, 2022 in: General News

Class of 2022 Salutatorian
Congratulations RyAnne. Way to go!

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Class of 2022 Valedictorian

Posted on April 04, 2022 in: General News

Class of 2022 Valedictorian
Congratulations Payton. Great job!  

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Digital Intent To Return Form

Posted on March 28, 2022 in: General News

Digital Intent To Return Form
In an effort to be more sustainable, St. Joseph School has converted the Intent To Return Form to a digital platform. The form is intended for you to declare your intentions for your child's attendance at St. Joseph School next year. Parents received an email with a link to the digi...

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Signed Report Cards

Posted on March 28, 2022 in: General News

Signed Report Cards
 As a reminder, signed report cards are due on Wednesday March 30, 2022 by 8:00am HST.   For students that do not return their report card in time, they will receive a detention.

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Breakfast / Lunch Menu - April 2022
Click on the attached file to view the breakfast and lunch menus for the month of April.

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Dates To Remember

Posted on March 28, 2022 in: General News

Dates To Remember
  Important Dates To Remember For April 2022           4/13: Noon Dismissal (K-12)           4/14: No School (Holy Thursday)           4/15: No School (Good Friday)           4/18:...

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Prince Kūhiō Day

Posted on March 21, 2022 in: General News

Prince Kūhiō Day
Prince Kūhiō Day is a state holiday that honors the life of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole and his many accomplishments in service of his people and the Hawaiian Islands. Born on March 26, 1871 in the Kōloa District on the island of Kaua'i, he was named after his maternal grandfather&nbs...

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Report Card Distribution

Posted on March 21, 2022 in: General News

Report Card Distribution
Just a reminder that 3rd Quarter Report Cards will be sent home with your child on Thursday, March 24.   Signed Report Cards must be to your child's homeroom teacher no later than 8:00am HST on Wednesday, March 30.

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Rest in Peace, Mrs. Mattos

Posted on March 17, 2022 in: General News

Rest in Peace, Mrs. Mattos
Mrs. Aileen Mattos, who served as the Front Office Secretary at St. Joseph School from 1983 - 2009, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at the age of 79. "Aunty Aileen", affectionately by many, was loved by the faculty, staff, students, and all who came in contact with her duri...

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11-Year-Old Golf Master

Posted on March 17, 2022 in: General News

11-Year-Old Golf Master
St. Joseph School 5th Grader, Leo Saito, dreams of being a professional golfer when he grows up. He has been fortunate to win several state and regional tournaments. Leo is the first boy from Hawaiʻi to qualify for the Drive Chip Putt National Finals at the Augusta National Golf Club in Ge...

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Solemnity of St. Joseph Mass & Stations of the Cross
Observed on March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph is an annual celebration honoring the husband of the Virgin Mary and legal guardian of Jesus Christ. St. Joseph is the patron saint of workers. Because St. Joseph's Day was within Spring Break this year, we celebrated on March 11. The morning s...

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Run Dan Run.....

Posted on March 14, 2022 in: General News

Run Dan Run.....
As COVID-19 protocols relax, more and more activities are being allowed for our student athletes. On March 12, our track and field team participated in events at Waiākea High School. It was a nice day for some friendly competition! Daniel Eftink, Class of 2023, led our team by participating in the 2...

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2022 Speech Festival

Posted on March 14, 2022 in: General News

2022 Speech Festival
This year's Speech Festival took place on March 11, 2022. The event was held in the gymnasium with the Jr./Sr. High Division students in attendance. The theme was Slam Poetry. All those who particpated had exellent performances and showcased some great talent. Special recognition goes to the ...

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Senior Retreat 2022

Posted on March 14, 2022 in: General News

Senior Retreat 2022
Senior Retreat - A Rite of Passage On March 4 - 6, the Senior Class spent the weekend together for their Senior Retreat. It was held at Kīlauea Military Camp in Volcano National Park. They spent time strengthening thier faith, learning more about themselves, and bonding as a c...

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Campus Beautification Day

Posted on March 10, 2022 in: General News

Campus Beautification Day
On March 2, following our Ash Wednesday prayer service, the Jr./Sr. High Division took the remainder of the day to focus on projects to beautify the campus. It was uplifting to see the student body give back and take pride in their campus. The 7th graders worked in the māla, or Hawaiian garden, p...

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Ash Wednesday Prayer Service

Posted on March 07, 2022 in: General News

Ash Wednesday Prayer Service
St. Joseph School Jr./Sr. High Division started the Lenten Season with an outdoor Ash Wednesday Prayer Service. It was a beautiful morning for fellowship. The Hawaiian Language students did a piko ceremony to help prepare the students for the prayer service. The oli, or chant, they re...

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Hinamatsuri

Posted on March 07, 2022 in: General News

Hinamatsuri
Celebrated on March 3, Hinamatsuri, also known as doll's day or girl's day, is a religious holiday in Japan to pray for the health and happiness of young females. The event is celebrated by displaying traditional Hina dolls and enjoying special dishes. Early Japanese immigrants brought the h...

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Senior Car Wash

Posted on March 04, 2022 in: General News

Senior Car Wash
On Saturday, February 26, the class of 2022 held a car wash to raise funds for their Senior Retreat Weekend. It was a beautiful day in Hilo, the line of cars was steady all day and there was a lot of fellowship shared. Their hard work was rewarded with $1500 at the end of the day. Great jo...

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RoboJoes Representing

Posted on February 28, 2022 in: General News

RoboJoes Representing
During the Hawaii VRC State Championship this last Friday and Saturday, both SJS teams represented Saint Joseph School well. RoboJoeB placed 5th in the pre-qualification matches while Team RoboJoeA placed 12th. Team RoboJoeA and RoboJoeB both received the Judges Award for displaying special re...

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Japan Wizard Champions

Posted on February 28, 2022 in: General News

Japan Wizard Champions
On Saturday, February 26, two teams from St. Joseph School participated in the final round of the Japan Wizard Competition. Public and private schools from around the state answered questions about Japanese language, culture, history, and politics for a chance to win a trip to Japan. Our T...

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Dates To Remember

Posted on February 25, 2022 in: General News

Dates To Remember
IMPORTANT DATES FOR MARCH                   3/11: [noon dismissal] St. Joseph Feast Day           3/14 - 3/18: [no school] Spring Break            3/24: 3rd Quarter Report Cards Distribu...

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In Recognition and Appreciation

Posted on February 24, 2022 in: General News

In Recognition and Appreciation
On Tuesday, February 22, we had an assembly to recognize our distinguished faculty and staff who have selflessly dedicated a combined 142 years of service to St. Joseph School. We gathered outside the gym along with their families to show our gratitude and appreciation. It was a wonderful ...

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St. Joseph School Hosts Vaccination Clinic
On Wednesday December 1, 2021, St. Joseph High School opened their gymnasium doors to the public. They provided a place to take the second Covid 19 vaccine shot. Many people registered online at ktasuperstores.com website. Over 232 people signed up to attend. With much preparation by our SJS team, a...

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Message from Interim Head of School
Aloha Saint Joseph Ohana, I want to welcome all of you to the 2021-2022 school year.  The Vatican has made 2021 the Year of St. Joseph.  How fitting that as we emerge from a year of challenges, with COVID-19 and financial uncertainty, that we will be watched over by our Patron Saint.&nb...

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New Interim Head of School and Principal
Aloha St. Joseph Family and Friends,      I would like to thank all of you for your support this 2020-2021 school year.  It has been filled with many new experiences and wonderful memories.  I have enjoyed getting to know many of you and I thank God for all His bless...

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In Loving Memory of Ms. Mabel

Posted on January 25, 2021 in: General News

In Loving Memory of Ms. Mabel
In Loving Memory of Ms. Mabel:  Role Model: "I always call her 'Sister Mable', She is like one of the sisters. She took care of the sisters at the school. Was a Secretary when I started here. Having her still around is such a good role model of the Cardinal Spirit.  ...

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St. Joseph K-12 Return to Campus Plan for 2020-21
With the emergence of COVID-19 in late 2019 and its effects on the St. Joseph School (SJS), as well as schools around Hawaii, we need to reevaluate how we learn, teach, and practice our faith.  Our Catholic Community has shown a great ability to observe, adapt, and overcome challenges brought b...

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Hawaiʻi to Provide Cash Assistance for Children Who Receive Free or Reduced-Cost School Meals
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2020 Hawaiʻi to Provide Cash Assistance for Children Who Receive Free or Reduced-Cost School Meals Honolulu, Hawaiʻi - The Hawaiʻi Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Hawaiʻi Child Nutrition Programs under the Hawaiʻi Department of Education announced t...

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St. Joe is Here to Stay

Posted on June 06, 2020 in: General News

St. Joe is Here to Stay
June 5, 2020 Aloha e St. Joseph 'Ohana, We give our Lord God praise and thanksgiving for all the bountiful blessings he bestows on St.. Joseph school. It gives me great joy to announce to you that our pastor, Father Poli Ty has given permission for St. Joseph School to move forward! We loo...

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Online Classes Start March 30th
Aloha e St. Joseph 'Ohana,   attached is our current Distance Learning Plan that takes effect as of Monday, March 30th, 2020.  By now, teachers should have contacted you as to their specific plan of action.  Please refer to the school plan if you have any questions/comments....

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FREE Grab-n-Go Lunches Available NOW
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD St. Joseph School received approval to continue GRAB-N-GO lunches next week, 3/30-4/03. Plus, we will begin serving BREAKFAST next week. This BREAKFAST & LUNCH service is available to any child 18 years old and under, attending any school. Enrollment at St. Joseph Sc...

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NO SCHOOL UNTIL AFTER EASTER

Posted on March 19, 2020 in: General News

NO SCHOOL UNTIL AFTER EASTER
Aloha St. Joseph School families, Happy Feast of St. Joseph! Prayers of health and patience as we face the current COVID-19 pandemic.  The Superintendent of Hawaii Catholic Schools has sent another directive to all Pastors and Principals that asks that no in-person instruction take place ...

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LENTEN BREAK EXTENDED ONE EXTRA WEEK
Aloha St. Joseph 'Ohana,   please see the attached memo. Lenten Break has been extended through March 27th due to the COVID-19 pandemic as directed by Bishop Larry Silva and Hawaii Catholic Schools office. There will be NO INSTRUCTION/NO SCHOOL next week. School is scheduled ...

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Catholic Schools Week and Homecoming Recap
Last week, St. Joseph School was beaming with school spirit and excitement!  After the Homecoming King proclaimed the week, the Homecoming Court was presented, and the whole school joined together with community members to celebrate the Presentation of the Lord Mass. The days to come ...

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Homecoming Game Night 2020

Posted on January 30, 2020 in: General News

Homecoming Game Night 2020
Tomorrow is the Homecoming game!!! Put on your Red and Gold and come out to UHHilo to support our School!  The presentation of the Homecoming Court begins at 5:45pm, followed by the Alumni performance, then the game at 7pm! Go Cardinals!!!

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Valentines Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Student Council is selling Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Valentines Day? Pre-Sale tickets available until February 6th. Get yours today!!

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The Cardinal Café and the Lighting of the Letters is Tonight!
Get your school spirit sparked with our annual Cardinal Cafe, followed by the Lighting of the Letters!! Thursday, 5:30pm @ elementary school cafeteria. Attire themes during the school day: Elementary school has Pajama Day and High School has Decades Day! Go Cardinals!!!

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Catholic Schools Week

Posted on January 27, 2020 in: General News

Catholic Schools Week
This week we celebrate Catholic Schools Week together with schools across the nation! Get in the spirit and support your school by participating in the following events:  Monday is our Homecoming Court Presentation from 8-8:45am followed by our  Presentation of the Lord mass from 9-1...

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Open House

Posted on January 24, 2020 in: General News

Open House
We are so proud to begin National Catholic Schools Week with our Open House this Sunday, January 26th, 2020 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Please spread the word! St. Joseph is grateful for the student speakers who volunteered to speak at each Mass this weekend to encourage parish families to attend our Op...

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Annual Thanksgiving Feast

Posted on December 03, 2019 in: General News

Annual Thanksgiving Feast
The annual Thanksgiving Feast was a time of fellowship and blessings! Mahalo to all of the SJS ‘Ohana who generously donated! Mahalo to Mrs. Chung for her dedication and hard work, and to all of the students and faculty who helped make it happen! We are grateful for all that make our SJS &lsqu...

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Cardinal Classic

Posted on December 03, 2019 in: General News

Cardinal Classic
Are you ready for the Cardinal Classic Next Month? St. Joseph School's Sideline store is running a Cardinal Gear Sale just for you!!! 📲 Shop Now and SAVE 20% with your Official Online Sideline Store. 🏀Students, athletes, parents, alumni, and fans can purchase custom Nike, Under A...

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Konawaena Tournament

Posted on December 03, 2019 in: General News

Konawaena Tournament
Congratulations to our SJS Cardinals Robotics team for another outstanding competition at the Konawaena tournament last Saturday! All teams did great, and one team brought home the “Teamwork” award while another brought home the “Think” award!! Go Cardinals!

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