Please Support SJPS
The Annual Fund & SJPS Catholic Schools Walk donations go directly to our Operating Budget to make Catholic Education affordable. Tuition covers 56% of the cost to educate a child each year. The other 29% is generously funded by the Parish, and the remaining 15% is financed through our fundraisers and Annual Fund. That 15% equals $173,000 for the 2023-24 school year. A percentage of donations will additionally help fund facility upgrades such as painting our 20-year-old building, new flooring, new lunchroom tables, and additional security cameras. Donations can made with cash, check or on-line.
Please join us for our SJPS Catholic Schools Walk on Thursday, Oct. 19th at 9:30am after Mass. All are Welcome! Text donations: SCHOOLSWALK65 to 71777.
Donate On-line: Donation (eservicepayments.com)
At St. Joseph Parish School we live our faith daily with the children and understand the strong role a Catholic education provides. Our curriculum includes education in Religion, daily prayer, and weekly masses or prayer services. The SJPS promise to our students is to pass on the Catholic faith, seek Christ in our daily lives, and help students fulfill their God-given potential.
As part of our mission, St. Joseph Parish School gives back to the community, nation, and world through monthly service projects. In 2021-22 we filled 14 Thanksgiving Baskets for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry to share with our neighbors in need. We also created handmade bags of Valentines to share with nursing homes and elderly neighbors in Grafton to brighten their days! Our students also collected donations of hygiene products, household necessities and small gifts for mothers and fathers for Los Toros, our Sister Parish in the Dominican Republic. In addition, our Middle School Students conducted over 400 hours of community service including helping at the Kapco Christmas Toy Drive, delivering food to food pantries, making sandwiches for St. Bens, and helping neighbors with yard work or other duties.
In addition to the standard curriculum, SJPS continues to offer valuable instruction that many schools have eliminated due to budget constraints. Our students not only learn math, reading, science, social studies, and religion, but also music, handwriting/cursive, technology, art, physical education, and Spanish as part of the weekly curriculum. Students enjoy our large library, piano lessons, and field trips. We continue to offer STEM, athletics, band, choir, and our annual musical in grades 5th—8th. Additionally, we provide 1:1 technology of iPads or Chromebooks and advanced math and language arts opportunities.
St. Joseph Parish School is honored to receive a $10,000 GIFTS grant!
Grant Initiatives for Today’s Students (GIFTS) is a Catholic Schools grant program of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee founded in 2019. This money is part of “Project Initiation: Seed Money” and was awarded to provide kick-start funding for a new, long-term greenhouse project. St. Joseph Parish School is excited to begin this project with our parish community to come together around building and sustaining a greenhouse. The greenhouse will provide many hands-on learning experiences for our students as they care for and grow their own food. We will continue to invest in this project throughout the 2023-24 school year.
St. Joseph Parish School is starting to compile contact information from our Alumni. Please take a moment to share your current contact information. All information shared will remain confidential and only be used by St. Joseph Parish School. We would love to be able to communicate with our former graduates and learn where everyone has ended up!