Open to Students in grades 7 – 8
The Jacksonville Miracle League provides opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to play baseball, regardless of their abilities. To help the athletes, the Miracle League uses a “buddy” system, pairing players with an able-bodied peer. The Miracle League is always in need of Buddies – adults or teenagers – to help the players with batting, rounding the bases, and fielding. Buddies need to be physically able to protect the players from harm and assist the players as needed. Safety is the primary goal; the fun comes naturally! Though the Miracle League calls them Buddies, many refer to them as Angels in the Outfield.
Faculty Sponsors: Carol Parry
Open to Students in Grades 4-8
SJCS Student Council is comprised of students from grades 4 through 8. Throughout the school year, the words of St. Ignatius Loyola are the mission statement of this service group – “Love is shown more in deeds than in words.”
Students raise funds for school-wide activities, community projects, as well as helping those in need.
Campaigning and election will take place in August
Student Council is active from September to June
Faculty advisors: Joann Thomy, Emily Montvilas, and Carol Parry
Open to Students in 8th grade
Five main objectives have guided chapters of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; to encourage responsible citizenship; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection at San Jose Catholic School. A NJHS membership is a distinction that holds significance throughout a student’s academic life – and beyond. Requirements are that a student maintain a 3.5 GPA in their core classes or higher throughout 7th grade and continue to maintain this standard throughout 8th grade. Students will also be required to be in good standing concerning discipline. i.e. honor code violations, attendance concerns, and reminders.
NJHS members raise money during the school year to fund various community service projects.
Faculty Sponsor: Stacey Orlando and Carolyn Moore