St. Joseph Catholic School in Martinsburg was full of activities for students, staff, and parents alike in their first quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.
The school year was kicked off by a long standing tradition of presenting Bibles to the Kindergartners of SJS. Students who received their very own Bible were Hunter Arens, Noah Erdel, Landon LaRue, and Oakland Welch.
When students reach the third grade, they are traditionally presented “The St. Joseph Edition of the New American Bible.” Those third graders who were presented Bibles were Sophia Fennewald, Layne Rohan, Kooper Schafer, and Eli Swaim.
New students to St. Joseph School also received Bibles. New students this year are Grace Welch, Ruby Cox, Kaiden Erdel, and Drake Welch.
Other activities for the students and staff included the 8th graders working at the Laddonia Food Pantry, a Big Shots/Little Squirts Lunch, a Service Day at which the students helped clean up the church grounds for Oktoberfest, and a Pet Blessing on the school parking lot. Pets were blessed by Father Austin Okoli.
Field trips were enjoyed by Mrs. Harby’s Pre-K and Kindergarten to the Hickory Ridge Orchard, in Mexico; Mrs. Wieberg’s 3rd and 4th graders attended “Walk Back in Time,” in Mexico; and Mrs. Raker’s fifth and sixth graders attended Farm Safety Day at Community R-VI.
Other activities included The St. Joseph Home and School Golf Tournament and pulling for St. Joe Trap Shoot.
Upcoming activities include a pep rally on Tuesday, Oct. 23 to kick off the SJS basketball season with a game that evening at St. Brendan’s; Parent-Teacher Conferences on Oct. 25; and a 5K on Nov. 3, sponsored by the St. Joseph Home and School.
St. Joseph School is open to students of all denominations. For more information about the school, contact the school office at 573-492-6283.