Weekly Message from the Head of School

Knight Notes April 14, 2021

Dear JPII Community,

Spring is in the air, and we are heading into the final weeks of school. You can feel the excitement and anticipation as you walk through the hallways. Our excitement is well earned. With a year full of challenges, we've done a great job meeting and exceeding expectations. 

We have one active case of COVID-19 among students, faculty, and staff, and some are in quarantine. Although Sumner County has lifted its mask mandate, we have not made any changes in our protocols at JPII, including for athletics. With students and staff from many counties and those with acute health conditions, we choose to maintain our safety protocols to protect our community. Allowing more time for vaccinations and monitoring patterns of national cases is judicious. We have made it to the middle of April successfully with your continued patience and cooperation, and we will get through the next month too. Thank you for your support.  

We wrapped up the phone-a-thon this week, and we thank everyone who has supported the Fund For Excellence. We are near achieving our goal for the year, which is very impressive. If you have not pledged or made a donation, there is still time. Please visit Give Now to make an online donation. Any size contribution is appreciated; even the smallest gifts go a long way collectively.

We received a lot of positive feedback on our virtual Grandparents' Day. The structure and delivery may have been unique this year, but by the number of grandparents who watched the video, it was apparent they are eager to engage with JPII and their grandchildren. You can still view the video by visiting Grandparents' Day.

Seniors have two events to look forward to this weekend. Friday is Surf's Up when they will enjoy a day of fun, hopefully in the sun, to celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of their final run toward graduation. On Saturday, the seniors and juniors will enjoy Prom on campus. The weather looks good, and we are excited to host this event for them. As a reminder, we can breathalyze students at the dance as a preventative measure to help keep the event safe. We have hired Hendersonville Police Department to be on-site as well. As always, we ask that you partner with us to keep your children safe by supervising after-prom gatherings and keeping the weekend a drug and alcohol-free experience. There is list of reminders for seniors and juniors about these two events on the website's homepage. They are also listed below. 

I wish you a great remainder of the week and weekend.


Mike Deely