The Blue & Gold


Head of School Message

Open the Doors

Today, following the Solemnity of All Saints Mass, sixty fifth-grade students will present, in full costume, their favorite saints. This lovely project is a tangible way that we are reminded to be saints, only not a saint of the past, but saints in the lives God gives us right now. Tomorrow, the Feast of All Souls, provides our whole school community with the opportunity to join together in prayer.  Now and throughout November, you are invited to share the names of loved ones who have gone before us in faith. Rev. Ron Floyd, our Chaplain, will offer Mass for these intentions in Our Lady of Fatima Chapel throughout the month. To request these prayer intentions, use the link here: https://goo.gl/forms/Ly7LnPoKJdExE2Nt2

Open House. For the success of our school, it’s the most important day of the year. Open House for Prospective Families and Students takes place on Thursday, November 16; the SFXP Open House begins at 6:00 P.M. and the JPII event at 7:00 P.M. This is an important opportunity for families and students to meet staff and learn about the school. Please encourage friends, family, and neighbors to attend.

In the past, we have held an annual “State of the School” meeting where leaders discuss the strategic footing of the school and real information of institutional importance. Providing this information rests on the belief that we are ‘all in this together’ and that you care about the school not only as a place for formation for your child but for its benefits to families in the future. Starting in January, rather than at a meeting, this critical information in areas such as strategic planning, enrollment, finance, staffing, and programs will be delivered monthly as part of The Blue & Gold.

An essential aspect of this presentation and our school planning is the annual Parent Satisfaction Survey. This survey will be emailed to you in November and results shared in the new year. I thank you in advance for your thoughtful participation.

Finally, you are invited to the Eighth Induction Ceremonies of the Our Lady, Star of the Sea Chapter of the National Honor Society on Friday, November 9 at 10 AM. Annually, we invite one special speaker able to offer a perspective not typically found within the school walls. This year, our special speaker will be Mr. John Fulone, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod. Past speakers include Ms. Ellen Spear, President and CEO of Heritage Museums and Gardens, Mr. Paul Niedzwiecki, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Commission, Mr. John J. Allen, Director of the JFK Hyannis Museum Foundation, and Dr. Francesco Cesareo, President of Assumption College.

Thank you for all you do for St. John Paul II High School & St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School!

Christopher W. Keavy, Head of School