Participation Over Watching


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Profile of the JPII
Graduate at Graduation

Character Formation

Brings integrity to all aspects of life;

Forms his or her conscience in order to uphold strong moral values in the face of adversity, challenge, and unpopular consequences;

Models his or her choices on the example of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Recognizes the innate dignity of each person and understand the necessity to respond with justice;

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Student Life Calendar

Clubs and Activities

Looking for Interscholastic Sports?

Lion Pride is strong at St. John Paul II High School.

You’ll have numerous opportunities to showcase your gifts or learn new skills.
Many events throughout the year encourage you and your friends to demonstrate your school pride. From Spirit Week class competitions, to the school-wide quiz bowl, to the annual Gingerbread House competition, you’ll inject fun and an invigorating spirit into your educational experience at JPII.

Campus Ministry

Moderator: Mr. Alan Lynch and Ms. Nicole Voci

Campus Ministry is a central group to our school and includes pilgrimages to Ecuador, conducting retreats, opportunities to get involved with Mass and various other service opportunities.

Concert Choir

Moderator: Mr. Richard Fish

Concert Choir is a highly visible performing ensemble that represents SJPIIHS both locally, as well as throughout the northeastern United States. It exposes students to a wide variety of choral literature, from Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony, through modern Broadway standards and contemporary popular selections. This ensemble tours annually, both locally, and to places such as New York City.

Drama and Performing Arts

Moderator: Mr. Wesley Becklo

Our performing arts department allows students to work on improv skills, improve stage presence and learn the art of stagecraft through the Fall Drama and the Spring Musical.

French Club

Moderator: Mrs. Terri Medeiros

The purpose of the the French Club is to gain greater knowledge about French language and culture. Activities may include viewing French films, visiting ethnic restaurants, and preparing and enjoying French foods. You do not need to be studying French to become a member. Soyez le bienvenu!

Girls Chamber Choir

Moderator: Mr. Richard Fish

This SSA (soprano 1, soprano 2, alto) ensemble showcases the highest level of singing at SJPIIHS for treble voices. As such, a wide variety of choral literature is explored. This ensemble performs and tours with the Concert Choir, as well as on its own.

Jazz Band

Moderator: Mr. Dan Anthony

The Jazz Band is the premier instrumental performing ensemble at SJPIIHS. It endeavors to expose students to the standards of the Jazz repertoire, as well as other contemporary standards. Emphasis is place upon the development of the young musician as both a soloist and ensemble player.

Math Team

Moderator: Mr. Joseph Gaudet

The Math Team takes part in statewide competitions monthly and provides a great way to put your math skills to the test!

Mixed Chamber Choir

Moderator: Mr. Richard Fish

This SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) ensemble is the Honor Choir of SJPIIHS and showcases the highest level of mixed voice singing. As such, it is by audition only, and features the most challenging choral literature available for small ensemble singing.

Mock Trial

Moderator: Mr. John Delea

Students learn the principles of trial advocacy and then apply those principles as they try a fictitious case. Participation fosters increased self-confidence, improved analytical and speaking skills, and the ability to work well with others.

National Honor Society

Moderator: Mr. Joseph Gaudet and Mrs. Claudette Cardey

National Honor Society members are selected based on excellent scholarship, leadership, service, and character. NHS is involved in fundraisers such as Toys for Tots and the dodge-ball tournament. This group also provides peer tutoring throughout our grade 5-12 school.

Open Art Club

Moderator: Mrs. Jennifer Finan

Work on art projects in the art room.

Quiz Bowl

Moderator: Ms. Annie Smith

Practice your trivia and subject expertise competing with other high school teams across Massachusetts.

Reach Out Leaders

Moderator: Mrs. Maureen Hufnagle

Reach Out is our leadership organization for juniors and seniors. Reach Out assists with events and programs such as new student orientation and open house. This groups plays an important role in supporting the advancement efforts of the school.

School Newspaper

Moderator: Dr. Marie Spadoro

“Between the Lions” is a student run publication providing information about life at SJPIIHS. New and experienced writers are welcome.

Social Justice Club

Moderator: Mr. Wesley Becklo

The purpose of the Social Justice Club is to offer a space for students to learn about, and, put into action, the seven themes of Catholic social teaching: life and the dignity of the human person; call to family, community and participation; rights and responsibilities; option for the poor and vulnerable; the dignity of work and rights of workers; solidarity; care for God’s creation.

Speech and Debate

Moderator: Ms. Annie Smith

Argue your point of view in competition! SJPIIHS is a member of the Eastern Massachusetts Speech and Debate League. This club provides students the opportunity to develop and refine analytical, critical thinking and communication skills through competitive speech and debate.

Student Council

Moderator: Dr. A.J. Ballou and Ms. Nicole DeMatteo

The Student Council at St. John Paul II High School is extremely involved in the life of our school. Its mission is to help build community within the school and to serve as a liaison between the administration, teachers and students.

Through various events and fundraisers, you’ll work with fellow students to be involved with the spirit of the school and to join in community with each other. You could be a Class President, a representative from your class, or be elected to the Executive Board comprised of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

Tech Club

Moderator: Mr. James Remillard

Do you have some computer skills and are you willing to provide tech support to others?

Watermark Arts Magazine

Moderator: Mrs. Jennifer Finan

Like to write? Love to create art? Watermark is the school’s literary magazine which publishes works of fiction, poetry and art from our talented students.

Yearbook

Moderator: Mrs. Jennifer Finan

This club creates our school’s yearbook. There are many opportunities for leadership roles as editors and photographers. Applications for yearbook editor take place in the spring and students from all grades can be involved.

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