Participation Over Watching


Profile of the JPII
Graduate at Graduation

Character Formation

The school instills responsibility, good judgment, courage, and self-mastery in its graduates. Successful graduates embrace these virtues and incorporate them into their lives.

– Exercise good judgment in thought, speech, and behavior, choosing good over evil, and truth over falsehood;

– Recognize and accept the consequences of their actions…

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Student Life Calendar

Clubs and Activities

Looking for Interscholastic Sports?

Lion Pride is strong at St. John Paul II High School.

You’ll have numerous opportunities to showcase your gifts or learn new skills.
Many events throughout the year encourage you and your friends to demonstrate your school pride. From Spirit Week class competitions, to the school-wide quiz bowl, to the annual Gingerbread House competition, you’ll inject fun and an invigorating spirit into your educational experience at JPII.

JPII TV

Moderator: Mr. Christopher Keavy

Weekly televised news delivering the latest news and information along with regular weekly segments direct to the JPII Community.

Math Team

Moderator: Mr. Joseph Gaudet

The Math Team takes part in statewide competitions monthly and provides a great way to put your math skills to the test!

Mock Trial

Moderator: Mr. John Delea

Students learn the principles of trial advocacy and then apply those principles as they try a fictitious case. Participation fosters increased self-confidence, improved analytical and speaking skills, and the ability to work well with others.

National Honor Society

Moderator: Mr. Joseph Gaudet and Mrs. Claudette Cardey

National Honor Society members are selected based on excellent scholarship, leadership, service, and character. NHS is involved in fundraisers such as Toys for Tots and the dodge-ball tournament. This group also provides peer tutoring throughout our grade 5-12 school.

Newspaper

Moderator: Dr. Marie Spadoro

Between the Lions” is a student run publication providing information about life at JP2. New and experienced writers are welcome.

Open Art Club

Moderator: Mrs. Jennifer Finan

Work on art projects in the art room.

Quiz Bowl

Moderator: Ms. Annie Smith

Practice your trivia and subject expertise competing with other high school teams across Massachusetts.

Reach Out: Student Leadership

Moderator: Ms. Laila Ettefagh

Reach Out is our leadership organization for juniors and seniors. Reach Out assists with events and programs such as new student orientation and open house. This groups plays an important role in supporting the advancement efforts of the school.

Spanish Club

Moderator: Ms. Paige Lightner

Students in the Spanish Club will gain greater knowledge about Spanish language and culture. Activities may include viewing Spanish films, visiting ethnic restaurants, and preparing and enjoying Spanish foods.

Speech and Debate

Moderator: Ms. Annie Smith

Argue your point of view in competition! SJPIIHS is a member of the Eastern Massachusetts Speech and Debate League. This club provides students the opportunity to develop and refine analytical, critical thinking and communication skills through competitive speech and debate.

Student Council

Moderator: Dr. A.J. Ballou

The Student Council at St. John Paul II High School is extremely involved in the life of our school. Its mission is to help build community within the school and to serve as a liaison between the administration, teachers and students.

Through various events and fundraisers, you’ll work with fellow students to be involved with the spirit of the school and to join in community with each other. You could be a Class President, a representative from your class, or be elected to the Executive Board comprised of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

Yearbook

Moderator: Mrs. Jennifer Finan

This club creates our school’s yearbook. There are many opportunities for leadership roles as editors and photographers. Applications for yearbook editor take place in the spring and students from all grades can be involved.

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