JP2 News Crew Friday January 26, 2018

Make up Day

We have had our share of extreme weather this year with a Hurricane and snow day, and we have been exempted from making up those days from the Office of Catholic Schools.  However, on Tuesday January 16th all Catholic schools were not in session due to the high possibility of ice on the roads.  We were blessed that this did not occur, however we will have to make up that day before the end of the current year.  The choices were either Easter Monday or Memorial Day.  We decided that the best choice would be to add Memorial Day as the make up day needed.  This day falls during the final exam week and would allow students an extra day to prepare.  We wanted to share this with you as soon as possible, so you could make any plans accordingly.

Senior exams will remain the same, Tuesday, May 15th - Friday, May 18th

Exams for all other students below:


Mr. Brannigan & Fr Peter Martinez

Students of the week

Maya Trevino January 22-26

Jonathyn Molinar  January 15-19

Jaz Garza January 22-26

 Catholic Schools Week

Monday: Social Day:  Catholic Schools are live! Snap chat filter day! Students will promote Catholic Schools Week and St. John Paul II H.S. with a special snap chat filter. They can come dressed as one.

Tuesday:  Design Day:  Students will design their own style by reusing, recycling, and re purposing items. Trashion Fashion show with prizes during lunch.

Wednesday:  Kingship Day: Students will wear crowns after Mass as being anointed at Baptism with a share in the threefold mission as prophet, priest and king. 

Thursday:  Professions Day:  Students wear clothing and articles related to their chosen profession. No sports attire or jeans. Guest Speakers in different classes.

Friday:  Academics Day:  (1/2 Day) Students wear class colors:

Seniors Tie Dye
Junior Purple
Sophomores Red
Freshmen Blue
An academic bowl in the cafeteria! 1/2 DAY


Senior Portraits

will be taken again Wednesday, January 31st throughout the day for ALL Seniors, whether they got their picture taken earlier or not. We need to do retakes for consistency.  Please have your Senior student prepared to have their portrait taken that day.  Jackets will be provided for the boys, as well as the tie. Photos will be taken in the library.

Questions may be directed to Mrs. Stanley at .

OLPH Bible Study

Spring 2018 Schedule
Monday’s 6:00-7:00pm
Parish Hall
Taught by Benjamin Nye. 
All are welcome.
January 22 - Esther Part 1
January 29 - Esther Part 2
February 5 - Daniel Part 1
February 12 - Daniel Part 2
February 19 - Daniel Part 3
February 26 - Daniel Part 4
March 5 - 1 Maccabees Part 1
March 12 – No Class – Spring Break
March 19 - 1 Maccabees Part 2
March 26 - 2 Maccabees Part 1
April 2 – No Class – Easter Monday
April 9 - 2 Maccabees Part 2
April 16 - Psalms Part 1
April 23 - Psalms Part 2
April 30 - Psalms Part 3
May 7 - Psalms Part 4

Alumni Report

Renee Muniz Class of 2016 just launched her own website/blog at -  “Love swept low is a self-published website where the curious, Catholics, and curious-Catholics come together. We are loved so much that Love Himself came to be with us here on Earth to rescue us from our sin. Jesus did not come only for Catholics, only for Christians, but for everyone. While the website is, the theme (Bible verse) will be changing, so keep a look out for that! It serves for you, the readers, to pause and read truth straight from scripture. On this site you can find devotions (scripture reflections), life-changing stories, inspiring people and useful advice as we continue on this journey towards sainthood together. If you have anything you'd like to share, please feel free to contact me! ​Blessings! RENEE MUNIZ Creator of the Love Swept Low blog.” Be sure to check it out!

Isaac Kimmel Class of 2013 and a current PhD candidate in sociology at Notre Dame University, is participating in the Bengal Bouts, an amateur bowing tournament founded by legendary football coach Knute Rockne. The money raised from Bengal Bouts fund the Holy Cross fathers’ missions in Bangladesh. For more information check out the article at:

Remi Garza
Class of 2016 not only attended the March for Life in Washington DC but a special guest (along with 20 of his fellow college students) of the president of the United States in the Rose Garden—the traditional staging ground for major policy announcements and diplomatic receptions—as he addresses, via satellite, hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers at the March for Life event in D.C. You can read more at:

Tennis Dates and Locations - 2018

Pre-District :  March 22, San Antonio Christian 

District : April 16-17, Saint Mary Hall


This a reminder to students who plan to take the ACT or SAT that the next test dates are as follow below. Students must pre-register for these tests before each deadline.
Next ACTs:
April 14, 2018 (Deadline: March 9, 2018)
June 9, 2018 (Deadline: May 4, 2018)
July 14, 2018 (Deadline: June 15, 2018)

Next SATs:
March 10, 2018 (Deadline: February 9, 2018)
May 5, 2018 (Deadline: April 6, 2018)
June 2, 2018 (Deadline: May 3, 2018)

Thank you!

To students, parents, volunteers, sponsors, and donors:
Thank you for helping to contribute to another successful Gala.  The Annual Gala is a very important leg of support for our school's mission.  We look forward to planning the committee for the 2019 Gala in the coming days...