Archbishop Etienne announced a Year of the Eucharist last summer, which began on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ on June 14, and will conclude with the same solemnity on Sunday, June 6, 2021. Mr. Hayden realized this proclamation could provide great opportunities for authentic dialogue among students as they traveled along their journey of faith. Author, Morningstar Stevenson captures a series of interviews with our students as they explain the connection between unity and the Eucharist. Read the full article in Northwest Catholic magazine.
Watch the JPII “Virtual Open House” 2021
Pope John Paul II High School successfully hosts “Virtual Open House” for incoming families interested in applying for the 2021-22 school year. WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW. All interested students and families are welcome. We will have a variety of Q&A panels, a virtual tour, and a chance to see the JPII educational process in action […]
State Superintendent Chris Reykdahl Nominates JPII Student for the 2021 US Presidential Scholars Program.
Joe has been nominated by Washington State Superintendent Chris Reykdahl for the 2021 US Presidential Scholars Program recognition award. Applicants were evaluated on the criteria of academic scholarship, commitment to learning, engagement in activities and service, leadership, resiliency in overcoming challenges, and potential for a productive future. After competing with students at the state level, […]
ThurstonTalk Recognizes JPII Community Service
Senior Anna Brown Helps Promote the JPII Advantage in ThurstonTalk Anna understands that leaders take initiative. Despite many challenges, she continuously steps up to guide the JPII National Honor Society and actively leads as a contributing member of the student body. As the JPII Annual NHS Chili Drive kicked off, she recognized the obstacles that […]
Watch the Original Production of “The Santa Monologues”
The JPII performing arts class delivers again. Even when our students are learning at a distance, their creativity is boosted through the inspiration and direction of Mr. Bob McKenzie-Sullivan. This project started with a creative writing challenge whereby students created a Christmas story. The twist comes when the monologues are performed by other students in […]
Watch our Virtual JPII Experience Event
Pope John Paul II High School hosted our first “Virtual Open House” event on November 22 at 1:30 pm. Typically the “JPII Experience Event” is held in person, but this year we chose to “go virtual” to keep everyone safe.The session introduces viewers to select faculty, students, and leadership. We conduct a Q&A panel, give […]
JPII Virtual Theater Presents Edgar Allen Poe’s A Tell-Tale Heart for Halloween
Greetings from the Performing Arts Department. We present to you a seasonal favorite performed by students and faculty from JPII, with a little help from our Virtual Media Stage. As Halloween approaches, this famous work of Edgar Allen Poe sets the tone for stories, chills, and things that go bump in the night. Watch, listen, […]
Opening Announced for Development Director
Now Hiring! Pope John Paul II High School is looking to hire an experienced Development Director. Successful candidates will become part of a small highly motivated team committed to Catholic education and to the development of young men and women who are intellectually strong, spiritually alive, and committed to serving others. Full job posting can […]
Senior Recognition from Coach Weber
Oct 9 | By Coach Larry Weber. Each year I honor our seniors by recognizing their accomplishments as a group. I also write a summary of each senior’s story in my blog. This class is not finished yet! However, here are some of their team and individual accomplishments to date. Summary of the 2020 Cross-Country Class […]
JPII Preparing to Welcome Students Back into the Building October 5th
September 23, 2020 We have good news from Dr. Abdelmalek, the Thurston County Health Officer that gives us the green light to begin “a slow, careful, phased approach to resume in-person learning.” (see Letter from Thurston Health Department). What a blessing to finally have students back on campus. However, we must remain diligent in maintaining […]
Eagles Start the Academic Year on a High Note!
September 2, 2020 All summer our team has been preparing for this day: for the opportunity to welcome students, create community, and establish class expectations. Huge thanks to our ASB Leadership who began the day with prayer and ended it with a Q & A designed to welcome and support their fellow Eagles. Just like […]