Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic School!

St. Joseph Catholic School welcomed students to the 2014-15 school year on August 20. All the students were very excited to be back! We at St. Joseph School want to thank you all for choosing a Catholic education for your child(ren). Catholic education illuminates and enriches a student’s experience of God, life, and culture. We at St. Joseph’s strive for this everyday, educating our students intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically.  

Get Credit for Your Child's Education!

Check out this terrific opportunity for you to get credit for your child's education! You could earn 1 hour toward your service hours for the 2015-16 school year by encouraging the Illinois legislature to pass the Invest in Kids Act. All you have to do is visit www.illinoiskidscampaign.org and let your voice be heard! Once you do, you can let St. Joseph Catholic School know and you'll get credit! Please see details by clicking here or on the picture at left! Thank you for your help!

Why You Should Choose Catholic Schools!

Choosing to attend a Catholic school like St. Joseph School is an easy choice! Not only do our students consistently perform better academically, we offer smaller class sizes, more effective individualized instruction, and higher graduation rates than public schools. Moreover, we help provide the essential foundation needed for a love of lifelong learning and practicing the Cahotlic faith. In short, we are getting students ready for the Twenty-First Century! Don't believe us? Click here or on the picture at right for the facts! Still not convinced? Check out these additional facts!

Godspell Jr. an Amazing Success!

SJS students recently put on the musical Godspell Jr., and it was an amazing success! With speaking roles for many students, as well as tons of singing, the musical was a wonderful spectacle of impressive set design and sound! The students worked together to create an amazing piece! Special thanks to Mrs. Ferree, Mrs. Rogers, student directors, set builders, and performers for their tireless efforts! Head on over to our school's Facebook page for photos!

K-3 Make a Joyful Noise Musical Showcase!

Friends and families of students at St. Joseph Catholic School were treated to a special spring musical showcase on March 12 featuring the talents of students in grades K-3. The students played numerous songs with instruments such as shakers, boomwhackers, sticks, bells, and recorders. At the end of the showcase, everyone was invited to participate in a worship sing-along! It was a wonderful night for music! Click here or on the picture at right for more!

Catholic Schools Week 2015: Faith, Knowledge, & Service

Catholic Schools Week ran from Sunday, January 25 -- Friday, January 30, and it was a blast! Some of the activities we had were the book fair, special person lunches, spelling and geography bees, a staff vs. 8th grade volleyball game, a scholastic bowl demonstration, and a video talk with a seminarian. All of these events were challenging and a lot of fun! Check out our Facebook page for more! You can also click here or on the pic at left for a few pictures from this very special week!

SJS Junior High Ices ALS!

The junior high was recently challenged to join the fight to defeat ALS! On a recently hot day, both the 7th and 8th grades took buckets of ice water and dumped them over their heads. It was exciting and invigorating to see them joining in the fight! We thank Mrs. Dare and Miss Moore, parents, and other volunteers who helped us see this challenge through! Click here or on the picture at right for more!

SJS Alum Jared Schimmelpfinning Headed to Purdue University

2010 SJS alum Jared Schimmelpfinning is headed to Purdue University next year with a scholoarship in swimming. While at Peoria Notre Dame, Jared was a 7-time IHSA State medalist, the PND Swimmer of the Year during his junior and senior years, and the 2013 and 2014 Peoria Journal Star Swimmer of the Year. He has also earned numerous school, club, and pool records. We wish Jared the best of luck as he begins a new chapter at Purdue!

A Visit from America's Got Talent Finalist Matt Wilhelm!

St. Joseph students were recently visited by America's Got Talent finalist Matt Wilhelm! Matt gave a talk about how to stick to your goals and achieve your highest dreams through hard work and dedication. He amazed the entire school with stunts on his bike, even inviting a few lucky students up to try out a few stunts as well! After the show, several students were invited to stay after to get autographs and pictures taken with him! Click here or on the picture at left for more!

Honoring Our Veterans at SJS!

While many schools were closed on Veterans Day, St. Joseph School was busy honoring our veterans with a Mass, a presentation and sing-along in the gym, and special talks for our students. The veterans shared many of their experiences with our students and fielded lots of very good questions. We thank our veterans for their priceless service to our country! Click here or on the picture at left for more!

The Carnival Comes to SJS!

The Carnival recently came to the St. Joseph School gym and cafeteria! Students enjoyed attractions like the inflatable obstacle course, soda ring toss, balloon animals, movies, face-painting, and drawings and prizes. One of the most popular attractions was the inflatable "rat maze!" Thanks to everyone who made this carnival one of the best St. Joseph School has had! Click here or on the picture at right for more pictures!

The Heart of St. Joseph Website

Stop by our Heart of St. Joseph website for information on this year's golf outing which was held Friday, May 17 at the Pekin Country Club. The theme for the outing was "Family Game Night," and it was very exciting! The website contains information on auction items, our fundraising goals, and the Toyota Prius C car raffle. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make this event successful!

St. Joseph School Parent Information Page

We are beginning a page that will feature various informational items about the status of our school. Some of the items that will be covered are Education Commission budgets, agendas, and minutes as well as Extra-Curricular minutes and agendas. These items will help us keep you informed about the health of our school as well as what is covered in our committee meetings. Feel free to read them at your leisure. If you have any questions, please contact us. Click here or on the image at left for this information.

Introducing Classroom Webpages!

St. Joseph School is now bringing you our very own classroom websites! Each classroom has its very own website where you can get specific news, additional information, and links. The sites are listed below. Be sure to check back often for updates!

Music Program

3rd Grade

7th Grade


4th Grade

8th Grade

1st Grade

5th Grade


2nd Grade

6th Grade


St. Joseph School Goals

To build a sense of values in keeping with the spirit of the Gospels.
To develop a healthy self-image by providing experiences and a positive atmosphere through a planned curriculum that enables the student to realize success.
To help the child become aware of the meaning of responsible behavior and to apply this knowledge when making decisions.
To foster a sense of pride in being responsible to self, fellow classmates, teachers and parents.
To create an environment that develops an enthusiasm for learning.
To assist parents with the challenge of educating each child to meet the mental, moral, social and physical responsibilities of today.





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