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The Leader in Me

This year, St. John joins St. Patrick Catholic School in using a school-wide program that aims to develop leadership skills in all students. The program, titled “The Leader in Me,” is based on a book of the same name and integrates the 7 Habits of leadership into elementary school curricula. In the 15-16 school year, St. Patrick staff members studied the book together and taught the 7 Habits in weekly guidance classes. Principal Rhiannon Thomas says they adopted the program because,... Read More
Posted by Heather Fjord at Friday, September 23, 2016 | 0 comments
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Blue Streak Grows the Jubilee Family

The Blue Streak Scholarship Fund, a grassroots organization dedicated to fundraising for the Jubilee Schools, has been in existence since 2003 and has donated over $1.5 million in support of students throughout Memphis. The organization began when several supporters of Catholic schools sat down together and decided they could be doing more to break the cycle of poverty through their support of excellent educational options. Since then, Blue Streak has raised money through online donations,... Read More
Posted by Heather Fjord at Friday, July 1, 2016 | 0 comments
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Crowning of Mary

For the second year in a row, St. Patrick Catholic School and Blessed Sacrament Homeschool Group joined together to celebrate the May Crowning of Mary. Students from the homeschool group served as readers and altar servers during the Mass and crowned Mary following the final blessing. St Patrick students laid tissue paper flowers at Mary’s feet while BSHG students brought fresh flowers to the altar. Both the school and the group are happy for the partnership and foresee collaboration... Read More
Posted by Heather Fjord at Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 0 comments
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Making the Miracle in Memphis

Vision, focus, and patience. Bishop J. Terry Steib, S.V.D. has them all and has used them in guiding the Jubilee Catholic Schools through fifteen years of growth and success. In honor of his leadership, Jubilee’s annual fund will be named the Bishop Steib Miracle Fund. The fund will commemorate Bishop Steib and his enduring focus on serving those with the greatest need—children living in Memphis’ urban neighborhoods. While education was not part of young Steib’s... Read More
Posted by Heather Fjord at Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | 0 comments
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