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Saint Joseph Grade School
216 North Hill Street
South Bend, Indiana 46617
(574) 234-0451

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 View the 2016-17 Academic Calendar

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Athletics Registration

All boys and girls in 5th - 8th grade are eligible to participate in interscholastic athletics for Saint Joseph Grade School. Saint Joseph teams compete in the Inter-City Catholic League (ICCL) with other Michiana Catholic schools.

Parents are asked to take a few minutes to complete the online Athletics Registration Form. Your registration helps us plan for the coming year's scheduling, coaching, and uniform needs. In addition, because our fall sports begin before the first day of school, it is very important that you complete the form if your son or daughter plans on participating in a fall sport (football, soccer, softball). For questions, please contact Mike Favorite at mfavorite@nd.edu.


2016-17 School Supplies

School supply lists are now available. View the full supply list for each grade.


Saint Joseph Named "Four Star School"

For the fifth straight year, Saint Joseph Grade School has been named a "Four Star School" by the State of Indiana. SJGS is once again the only elementary school in South Bend to receive the honor. In order to achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in two ISTEP-based categories. Additionally, a qualifying school must have earned an “A” in the state’s accountability system and be accredited by the Indiana Department of Education. Congratulations also to our other area Catholic school honorees: Saint Joseph High School, Marian High School, Queen of Peace School in Mishawaka, and Saint Pius X School in Granger. A total of 287 schools received the award throughout the state. See the Indiana DOE announcement for more info.


Principal Announcement

Fr. Kevin Russeau, C.S.C., Announces the Selection of Mr. George Azar as the Next Principal of Saint Joseph Grade School

On behalf of the principal selection committee, it is my honor and pleasure to announce to you the selection of Mr. George Azar to be the next Principal of Saint Joseph Grade School. This is an important transition for our school and I am truly thankful to have George lead us, effective July 1, 2016.

I cannot thank Suzanne Wiwi enough for her many years at Saint Joseph. Our parish remains most grateful for the leadership and contributions made by Mrs. Wiwi throughout her career. Read more…



Help "Bridge the Gap" - Pledge Now!

Download a Pledge Form  |  Read the FAQ

Goal: $900,000  |  Current Total: $832,835 (as of June 10)
Our target date is here but it is not too late to help us reach our goal! Drop your pledge forms at Mass or at the parish or school office!

We are almost there and we need your help! Our goal is to secure $900,000 in pledges so that we can begin the final phase of our campaign projects -- a school addition with classrooms and a gymnasium, and improved green space -- that will serve our parish in numerous ways for generations to come! 

The generations of Saint Joe faithful that have come before us have left us a great legacy. I feel that we have been blessed in many ways, and I give thanks to God. I pray that each of you, too, will see God’s glory in the work before us, be inspired by the underlying mission we seek to strengthen, and find within yourselves a desire to give in gratitude.

Thank you to those who have already stepped up with great enthusiasm towards this initiative! I continue to be humbled by the generosity within our Saint Joseph community. Know that I welcome any questions you might have as you prayerfully consider your support. For your convenience, you may download a pledge form here. Also see our frequently asked questions.

May God bless our parish named in honor of his faithful servant Saint Joseph, and may God bless you and your family this Easter Season!

Fr. Kevin Russeau, C.S.C.
Pastor

    
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National Blue Ribbon School Minimize

Saint Joseph Grade School, an educational ministry of Saint Joseph Catholic Church of the Diocese of Fort Wayne‐South Bend, was named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Saint Joseph Grade School was the only school in greater South Bend to earn this designation and the only Catholic school in Indiana to receive the designation for 2011.  Read more >

Principal's Letter on the Blue Ribbon Award >  

  
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Scrip Minimize

The Saint Joseph Scrip Program offers our school the opportunity to establish an ongoing means of raising funds without asking supporters to spend any more money than they already do in their daily routine. We encourage all families and friends to learn more and participate in this important opportunity for Saint Joseph Grade School.

New for 2015-16: Saint Joseph is implementing a new feature to its Scrip Program - 50% of family profit earned over $300 can be credited forward to next year's tuition! View a letter from our pastor and principal for more details!

The Scrip Office is typically open Monday - Friday mornings until 11am, but the hours may vary. Please call 574-210-8000 if you need to reach us in the office. If the Scrip Office is closed, scrip may be purchased in the school office until 3:30 Monday - Thursday and until 2:45 on Fridays. Scrip is also sold on the weekends after Masses and in the parish office over school breaks.

Jennifer Fortener and Julie Harmon
Scrip Coordinators
scrip@stjosephgradeschool.com
(574)210-8000 Scrip Office Phone

Click Here to learn more about the Saint Joseph Scrip Program

Click Here to download the latest Scrip Order Form

  
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