Students and Bishop Schuster pose after the South Sound Mass of the Holy Spirit.
Over 600 Catholic school students from pre-K-12th grade attended the South Sound Mass of the Holy Spirit on September 12 at Saint Martin's University. This annual Mass kicks off the new school year by calling on an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. JPII is grateful to SMU for opening Marcus Pavilion as a worship space for the Mass and to Bishop

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The first Catholic Lifesaver Corps student trainees together at a retreat.
Along with other Seattle Archdiocesan Catholic schools, Pope John Paul II High School was recently featured on “EWTN News in Depth” for their participation in the Catholic Lifesaver Corps (CLC) launched last April to provide peer to peer suicide awareness and prevention within Seattle Archdiocese high schools. JPII and Archbishop

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Photo of the four JPII teachers who attended the Science and Religion seminar at Notre Dame.
JPII science teacher and StellarXplorer moderator, Dr. Tracy Russell; theology teacher, Gwen Bowen; and mathematics teachers, Megan Davis and Kim Viall  were chosen to attend the highly regarded seminar on Science and Religion at Notre Dame that challenges the notion that the two disciplines are in conflict. The program is limited to forty-five

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The Eucharist is installed in JPII's tabernacle.
The culmination of years of work, the Eucharist was installed in JPII's chapel tabernacle on Wednesday, October 19th! JPII extends our deep gratitude to Fr. Tim Ilgen of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lacey for saying Mass, blessing the tabernacle and stand and for being responsible for the Eucharist at our school moving forward. This was a

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On Thursday, June 3, the JPII community celebrated the Baccalaureate Mass at Saint Michael Parish's Downtown Campus. This was a beautiful offering of thanksgiving for the blessings God has bestowed upon the graduates and their families.  We Love Our Seniors! Our seniors will leave a lasting imprint on the very soul of JPII High

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Pope John Paul II celebrates Catholic Schools Week 2021.On Monday, students were involved in SERVICE by working on a variety of modified projects to help local marginalized populations.On Tuesday, we extended the lunch period to build COMMUNITY for a little groundhog day fun. The sun came out for Wednesday’s “Prayer Walk with Intention”

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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

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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

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Therese Allin, JPII President provides a message from school leadership.
Welcome to Pope John Paul II High School! For more than a decade I have been blessed to help nurture south sound students through adolescence into young adulthood. As our school has matured, an incredible culture of community has developed. JPII students are challenged to reach their full potential—academically, socially and

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