St. John Paul II Catholic School
Grade 7 through 12
John Paul II Catholic School is committed to preparing students with diverse learning abilities for the challenges of life through intellectual, physical, and spiritual programs that advance academic excellence, leadership, a healthy lifestyle, and service to others while fostering discipleship according to the traditions of the Catholic faith.
"Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." - the bold and brave words of St. Pope John Paul II.
JPII Tennis Wins Region!!
Congratulations to the JPII Lady Warriors who clinched the SCISA 2A region championship after an impressive 2021 season.
Members of the team include: Kenneth Charles Moton III, Brenna Frank, Samantha Reilly, Nia Poacher, Paige Weniger, Bri Suiter, Alexa Eaddy, Isabella Crespo, Trice McClure, Anne Elise Harrell, Coach Ed Neal, and Asst. Coach Ava Nixon.
Well done, ladies!!
Wizards, witches, dragons, a kid lawyer, a teen sleuth, kids from Alcatraz, athletes, a kid warrior, a Nobel Prize winner, and a sit-down comedian are just some of the characters John Paul II Catholic School middle schoolers met over the summer. Themes of courage, compassion, friendship, determination, and family bonds were all embodied in the characters of these stories which generated insightful conversations amongst the students.
Mrs. Merrick’s and Mrs. Martos’ 7th grade English class students participated in the summer reading project where they designed T-shirts using words/graphics/illustrations to describe the book they had read instead of a traditional book report. Included on the shirts were settings, plots, characters, and themes. During this creative process, students discussed their books, favorite scenes, and favorites quotes with classmates. Completed T-shirts will be hung on a “clothesline” for all Golden Warriors to view. One student said: “This is so much different and fun. I like to talk about the books that we read.”
To learn more about JPII, visit the school website at johnpaul2school.org. Mark your calendars for the first Open House of the 2021-22 admissions season on Sunday, November 14 from 12- 2pm.
JPII National Merit Finalist Announced
John Paul II Catholic School is proud to announce senior, Gracyn Kenyon, has been elevated to National Merit Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation - the school's first-ever Finalist! Gracyn had been notified in September of 2020 that she was a Semifinalist.
Gracyn will continue in the competition vying for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million offered in the Spring.
"Gracyn is one of the brightest students I have encountered in my long career in education," said JPII Principal, John McCarthy. "Her classroom insights and contributions are amazing."
Hamilton Sisters Sign Letters of Intent to Play Collegiate Volleyball
Congratulations to JPII seniors Hope and Jasmine Hamilton who have signed letter of intent to play college volleyball. Hope will be playing for the Tornadoes of Brevard College located in Brevard, NC. Jasmine will be attending Converse College where she will be playing for the Valkyries in Spartanburg, SC .
Excelling in Academics at John Paul II
As JPII continues to improve its academic program, it continues to expand and refine its AP curriculum. This month, 67 students are scheduled to take 141 AP exams. Last year, only the second administration of AP exams at the school, yielded an impressive 71 percentage of the students receiving a score of 3 or above!
JPII will be offering 15 AP courses in 2018 - 2019: AP Environmental, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, AP Statistics, AP Calculus, AP Biology, AP United States History, AP United States Government and Politics, AP European History, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Art History, AP Studio Art and AP Music Theory.
For more information about the JPII admissions’ process, please visit the John Paul II website at or call (843) 645-3838.
Registration forms are available in the Narthex or to register online, you can click on this link.
For more information on Sponsorships, Awards Reception details, Teacher Sponsors, Silent Auction items, and more, contact John Dever.
Or Brian Quinty
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