Hold on Tight In May

As the penultimate month of the school year, May is busy, important, and includes meaningful events of which memories are made. Here are several upcoming events of note for all JPII families. Families are welcome to join students for arrival at the Junior/Senior Prom on May 5 at the Popponesset Inn. Come and see students […]

A Note from Student Life

Another Clash of the Classes is in the books and feedback is that it was one of the best ever.  Congratulations to the seniors…you pulled it off…and then to the entire student body who brought the best competitive and team spirit we have seen in a long time.   May is a big month with […]

Guidance News for May

As we continue to celebrate Easter season, our students and staff and community have many reasons to sing Hallelujah! We are thankful for the kindness and concern students, faculty and staff show towards each other on a regular basis. Our faculty and staff go “above and beyond” in their work with our students. Every day […]


Despite the last gasp of winter weather this weekend, we now enter the fourth quarter, begin the regular season of spring sports, and make final preparations for Auction 2017. Parents and students can expect third quarter report cards delivered to their inboxes by Friday, April 7. Join us on April 29 for a fun and […]

Finishing the Year Strong: A Letter from Guidance

We are the Easter people and Hallelujah is our song! -St. John Paul II Those words of Pope John Paul II are as true now as they were when he spoke them.  Saint John Paul II also encourages us to  “Let yourselves be taken over by the light of Christ and spread that light wherever you […]

Student Life Rings in April Showers

Although it does not feel like Spring outside…Spring is in the air at JPII.  We had a very successful NHS Blood drive and the all time favorite dodgeball tournament also run by NHS.  It came down to the juniors and seniors with ultimate victory by the seniors.   The Student Council sponsored an all school […]

Review and Renewal

The school’s curriculum, described for parents in the Course Description Book, defines what we teach. The JPII  philosophy is to offer robust, rigorous four-year sequences of courses in traditional, college-preparatory subject areas. Our graduates routinely tell us that they are well prepared for college and university learning and that they have experienced few gaps based […]

A Glimpse of Guidance

With the second semester in full swing, students will focus on maintaining their study schedules and continuing to practice good study habits. Interim grades and teacher comments, which were posted on March 3, provide good opportunities to assess progress and make any necessary adjustments. Guidance meetings this month will focus on a review of the […]

Wednesday Lenten Prayer Service

Lent is upon us and that means it is time once again for Lenten Prayer Services on Wednesday afternoons.  The prayer begins at 2:30 in the auditorium and they are completely student lead. Retreat leaders have planned the prayers, will lead them and a student will offer a reflection on the day’s Gospel as well. […]

Gelato and Rome: A Brief Blog of Our Trip

Here you can find an archived blog of the Facebook posts that were made why the JPII Choir toured Rome. February 23 The voyage begins! After a successful choir rehearsal we packed up two buses and headed out. We are just arriving in Boston now for our flight to Europe. Please keep our Choir in […]

Capping Off the AP Curriculum

As one who wishes against snow days, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that February is as generous to instructional time as the early winter has been. Meaningful learning takes place in classrooms each and every day and students grow beyond their comfort zones in their co-curricular activities. Let’s keep it up. Our aim is that […]

Manuary & Mandarin: An Update from Student Life

Winter is flying by and when you read this, it will be February.  January was a month filled with beards, as junior and senior male students grew out beards to raise money for Prostate Cancer.  Weekly meetings discussing men’s health issues was a requirement as well.  Mid term exams and the March for Life were […]