Knight Notes Announcements

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Join us as we celebrate our seniors! Click on the following links to watch a Livestream of the Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation. The links will go live 10 minutes before each event. 

Pope John Paul II High School Class of 2021 Baccalaureate Mass for Saturday, May 15, 2021 4:30 p.m.

https://youtu.be/MLDN6SDHTyc

Pope John Paul II High School Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony for Sunday, May 16, 2021 2:00 p.m.

https://youtu.be/JmrzjnfsgAI

 

Announcements & Upcoming Events

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bus Routes for Exam Week, 5/17-5/19 All buses will depart at 12:45 p.m.

Armory Flash Sale, 5/10-6/30 Visit https://armory.jp2hs.org/ and enter code Flash50 to receive 50% off all Armory merchandise (House t-shirts and lanyards excluded). You can also visit the Armory on Friday, May 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visitors must wear a mask at all times and check in with Mrs. Baldini for a temp check. NOTE: The online discount code Flash50 is entered on the "My Cart" page at the bottom left before proceeding to the checkout page. The discount will not be applied if the code is not entered. 

Softball, 5/20 The Lady Knights softball team takes on GPS Thursday, May 20 at 3:00 p.m. You can purchase tickets at https://gofan.co/app/events/315382?schoolId=TN13124.

FREE Physicals, 5/22 JPII will offer FREE physicals for the 2021-2022 academic year to all students. Physicals for students entering 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th grade will take place from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., and physicals for students entering 10th, 11th, 12th grade will take place from 10:00–11:00 a.m. Contact JPII athletic trainer Jason Everhardt with questions, Jason.everhardt@jp2hs.org.

Volunteers Needed for Physicals, 5/22 We need 15-17 volunteers for our annual physicals on Saturday, May 22, from 8:30–11:00 a.m. Please contact Jason Everhardt if you are interested, Jason.everhardt@jp2hs.org.

IMPORTANT Message from the Nurse for ALL parents (middle school and high school) DragonFly Max Information is REQUIRED Please complete DragonFlyMax for your student for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please refer to instructions for returning students and new students as you complete your student's DragonFly Max information. The information must be complete for extracurricular activities, field trips, fall, winter, and spring sports in the 2021-2022 academic year. Annual Physical Every student is required to have an annual physical exam. Athletes are required to have a physical by July 31, and non-athletes are required to have a physical before the first day of school, August 5, 2021. The physical must remain valid throughout the entire school year. Please have a physician complete the physical form. Contact Susan Snyder, School Nurse, if you have questions at susan.snyder@jp2hs.org.  

Uniform Guideline for 2021-2022 JPII is changing its name and updating its logo this summer as part of its re-branding campaign. Uniform polos with the NEW Pope Prep logo will be available for pre-order at the Mills Uniform Sizing Days: June 7, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and June 21, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. NOTE: If you order a Mills Oxford, it will have the current logo on it which will be phased out at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. Returners can wear their current Oxfords and polos for one more year only. In 2022-2023, all uniforms must have the NEW Pope Prep logo. For more information about the required uniform and hair and grooming policies, visit Pope Prep Uniform.

Camp JPII Registration OPEN! Camp JPII offers summer fun for kids ages 4-18 and runs June 1 through June 25 with two sessions each day: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Before-care is also available. We offer a variety of art, academic, and athletic camps aimed at ages preschool through 12th grade. This summer, we welcome back camp favorites like Science Sleuths, Volleyball, Artist Trading Cards, Golf, Baseball, and Basketball. We are also excited about new offerings, including Flag Football, Powder Puff Football, Gym Classics, LegoPalooza, and Filmmaking. With 48 camp offerings, Camp JPII has something for every age, every interest, and every skill set. For more information and registration, visit www.jp2hs.org/camp. Please email camp@jp2hs.org with questions.

SEDONA TAPHOUSE FUNDRAISER Every Monday night in May our Hand In Hand Options Program will benefit from the Sedona Taphouse restaurant's Dine Out for Charity program.  The Germantown restaurant is located at 3rd and Madison and parking is located across the street on the other side of Jack Brown's (near 3rd and Jefferson). Come dine with us--any time of day each Monday this month--order one of three specially priced entrees for just $12.00 and the Hand In Hand Options Program receives a portion of the proceeds from these selections, which include Salmon, Flatiron Steak, or Grilled Chicken with mashed potatoes.  Not only will you get a good meal, but you'll also help us build awareness of our program.  The Catholic Schools Office and Hand In Hand Options Board will have a presence there each Monday to tell guests about the program.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle School Cross Country Parent Meeting, 5/17 Coach Childress will hold a parent information meeting on May 17 from 6:00–7:00 p.m. in the dining hall. Contact Coach Childress with questions, kim.childress@jp2hs.org.

IMPORTANT Message from the Nurse for ALL parents (middle school and high school) DragonFly Max Information is REQUIRED Please complete DragonFlyMax for your student for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please refer to instructions for returning students and new students as you complete your student's DragonFly Max information. The information must be complete for extracurricular activities, field trips, fall, winter, and spring sports in the 2021-2022 academic year. Annual Physical Every student is required to have an annual physical exam. Athletes are required to have a physical by July 31, and non-athletes are required to have a physical before the first day of school, August 5, 2021. The physical must remain valid throughout the entire school year. Please have a physician complete the physical form. Contact Susan Snyder, School Nurse, if you have questions at susan.snyder@jp2hs.org.  

 

ACADEMICS

2021-2022 JPII Semester Calendar Our semester calendar for the 2021-2022 academic year is now available. You can print a copy by accessing this link: JPII Semester Calendar.

 

ADMISSIONS

CLASS OF 2025 JPII is Accepting Applications for 2021-2022 Parents of eighth-grade students who are interested in attending JPII can begin the application process for the 2021-2022 school year right now! We are experiencing a high volume of interested applicants, and we are getting close to being full. The admissions process is being streamlined to accommodate families during these unprecedented times. Please visit https://www.jp2hs.org/admissions/apply-now to start the application process today. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions office at (615) 590-6014.

Schedule a Shadow Day at JPII All eighth-grade students are invited to schedule a Shadow Day with a current JPII student!  Spend a day in the life of a JPII student firsthand as you walk through the halls, attend classes, and experience all that JPII has to offer you. Are you interested in scheduling a Shadow Day? Please fill out this form.  If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions office at (615) 590-6014 or email pat.kennedy@jp2hs.org.

JPII Squires Club Please join the new JPII Junior Knights club called "The Squires Club." Register your child today by clicking here https://forms.veracross.com/Forms/jp2/PreApplication/Household.aspx Membership in The Squires Club is free and open to all children from birth to seventh grade. Once you have completed the simple pre-application, your child will be registered and receive a welcome package followed by quarterly mailings and invitations from JPII.  Once COVID regulations lift, all Squires will also be invited to campus events and Squire Club members-only events.  Squires Club members will enjoy early-bird notification for summer camp sign-ups, sports clinics, play/musical seating, TATE Scholars Clinic & Dinner tickets, and much more! Contact Pat Kennedy with questions, pat.kennedy@jp2hs.org.

 

ADVANCEMENT

Annual Appeal JPII is winding down the 2020-2021 annual appeal. All donations and pledge fulfillment should be completed by June 30. Anyone wishing to make a donation may do so by either contacting Michelle Barber, Dean of Advancement, or by making a direct donation at https://www.jp2hs.org/support-jpii/give-now. Thank you!

 

ATHLETICS

Pope Prep Athletic Program 2021-2022 For a full list of all athletic teams, tryout dates, and parent information meetings, visit Pope Athletics. If you have questions, contact Athletic Director John Dempsey at john.dempsey@jp2hs.org.

Middle School Cross Country Parent Meeting, 5/17 Coach Childress will hold a parent information meeting on May 17 from 6:00–7:00 p.m. in the dining hall. Contact Coach Childress with questions, kim.childress@jp2hs.org.

Track Banquet, 5/19 The end-of-year Track banquet will be held May 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the dining hall. Contact Coach Childress with questions, kim.childress@jp2hs.org.

HS Volleyball Tryouts, 5/19-5/20 Tryouts for high school volleyball will be held in the main gym May 19 & 20 from 4:00–6:00 p.m. Contact Coach Shaver with questions kim.shaver@jp2hs.org.

LAX Pizza & Strings Night, 5/20 JPII Lacrosse coaches are hosting a lacrosse stick-stringing seminar on May 20 from 5:30–7:00 p.m. in the dining hall. Coaches will evaluate players' current lacrosse sticks, demonstrate Wall Ball techniques, and answer questions about the game of lacrosse. Pizza and drinks will be served. Contact Coach Kennedy with questions, pat.kennedy@jp2hs.org. Registration for the seminar: https://forms.gle/fpPdUyenG38jWjvM9

IMPORTANT: GoFan Tickets! GoFan tickets should not be validated until witnessed by a JPII gate worker.  Failure to follow this protocol could prevent access to the stadium for the game.

In compliance with the TSSAA and Governor Lee's directives, JPII will enforce the following protocols to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 at our home sporting events. 

FOR ALL SPORTS

  • JPII offers online ticket purchasing for all Home sporting events through GoFan for the 2020-2021 school year. Fans interested in attending a JPII Home contest will be required to purchase their tickets through GoFan or present their JPII All Sports Pass.
  • There will be no option for purchasing tickets at the gate. 
  • GoFan Tickets are only redeemable at the gate, do not validate your purchased ticket before presenting it to a staff member working the gate.
  • JPII is proud to offer live-streaming for all our athletic contests in our stadium and main gym.  Please visit NFHSnetwork.com for information on various packages.
  • We will conduct temperature checks for everyone entering our athletic venues, including players, coaches from teams, referees, and fan bases. Anyone with a 100.4 or higher temperature will not be admitted into the venue and should consult with their physician. Temperature checks for opposing teams will be the visiting school's responsibility and be conducted before traveling for an away contest per TSSAA guidelines.
  • TSSAA has mandated that all member schools require that all fans wear facial coverings at all times while on-site.
  • Schools will limit capacity at all venues to promote social distancing at high school sporting events. See below for JPII's venue capacity. Based on this protocol, JPII will limit capacity and label seating at each venue to promote social distancing for our fans. Everyone is encouraged to practice safe social distancing.
  • JPII will not be offering concessions at any of our home games until further notice. We will not permit outside coolers or beverage containers within the venue.
  • Our PA announcer will make periodic announcements reminding fans to wear their facial covers and practice social distancing.
  • We will have staff on hand to do additional cleaning of hard surfaces in our bathroom facilities.

 

BUS SERVICE

Bus Routes for Exam Week, 5/17-5/19 All buses will depart at 12:45 p.m.

 

COUNSELING

ACT and SAT Test Dates at JPII We will offer the following test dates: September 12 ACT, September 26 SAT, October 3 SAT, October 24 ACT, November 7 SAT, December 5 SAT, December 12 ACT. Please visit the ACT or SAT websites to schedule your test date. 

 

DINING SERVICE

Sign up for MySchoolBucks JPII partners with Pedestal Foods to provide made-to-order food for breakfast, lunch, and after-school snacks. Students can only use their school ID cards to pay for items (no cash). Money can be loaded on MySchoolBucks, or students can bring cash/check to be added to their account by the Pedestal staff before school. School ID numbers are required to set up MySchoolBucks. For more information about dining services for 2020-2021, please visit the Dining Services webpage. Contact taylar.collins@jp2hs.org with questions. 

 

FINE ARTS BOOSTER (FAB)

FAB (Fine Arts Booster) Membership Help FAB promote the JPII visual and performing arts programs and supplement non-budgeted aspects of the programs (such as improving facilities and providing wish-list items and materials for all arts programs) by becoming a member.  Please complete a FAB Membership Form for $30 (annually per family) and visit the FAB webpage for more information to become a member.

FAB Meeting Schedule for 2020-2021:  9/10, 10/1, 11/12, 1/21, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, and 5/6.  Although under normal circumstances, all meetings are held in the choral room, until further notices, all meetings will take place via Zoom at 7:00 p.m. Contact Kelly Smits at fab@jp2hs.org with any questions.        

 

KNIGHT ATHLETIC CLUB (KAC)

Home Sporting Events JPII will be implementing ticketless entry for all Home sporting events for the 2020-2021 school year. Fans interested in attending the JPII Home contest will be required to purchase their tickets through GoFan or present their JPII All Sports Pass. There will be no option for buying tickets at the gate. View a helpful video on YouTube on how to purchase tickets. Contact Mike Donovan with questions at mdonovan814@gmail.com.

All-Sports Passes Due to the Pandemic and TSSAA limited capacity regulations, JPII has discontinued the All Sports Passes only. KAC is still selling parking passes, tailgate sponsorship, etc. Membership/Parking Passes already purchased for 2020-2021 will be honored. To order your parking pass, please visit https://forms.diamondmindinc.com/jp2hs/kacparking.

KAC all sports pass/parking Now is the time to order your 2020-2021 Knight Athletic Club (KAC) Prefered Parking Pass

KAC Meeting Schedule for 2020-2021  7/6, 8/3, 9/8, 10/12, 12/TBD, 1/4/21, 2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3, 6/7. All meetings will take place via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. *The 9/8 meeting will take place in the JPII library. Contact Kathleen Bender at kathbender66@gmail.com or Mike Donovan mdonovan814@gmail.com with questions.

KAC Board Members 2020-2021

President – Mike Donovan mdonovan814@gmail.com

First Vice President – Kathleen Bender kathbender66@gmail.com

Second Vice President – Jenn Sutton jennifer.l.sutton@vumc.org

Treasurer – Jackie Campbell campbell.jackie@comcast.net

Secretary – John Penhollow jpenhollow@mac.com

Alumni – Anthony Mantegani anthony.mantegani@gmail.com and Rachel Harrison Grisard rachel.grisard@jp2hs.org

Members at Large – Lee McNair, Kristi Huffine, Dana Denton, and Jennifer Hayes

Term begins July 1, 2020, and ends June 30, 2021

The KAC would appreciate representation from each of our sports teams. Anyone interested can contact Athletic Director John Dempsey at john.dempsey@jp2hs.org.  

 

NURSE'S OFFICE

IMPORTANT Message from the Nurse for ALL parents (middle school and high school) DragonFly Max Information is REQUIRED Please complete DragonFlyMax for your student for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please refer to instructions for returning students and new students as you complete your student's DragonFly Max information. The information must be complete for extracurricular activities, field trips, fall, winter, and spring sports in the 2021-2022 academic year. Annual Physical Every student is required to have an annual physical exam. Athletes are required to have a physical by July 31, and non-athletes are required to have a physical before the first day of school, August 5, 2021. The physical must remain valid throughout the entire school year. Please have a physician complete the physical form. Contact Susan Snyder, School Nurse, if you have questions at susan.snyder@jp2hs.org.  

FREE Physicals, 5/22 JPII will offer FREE physicals for the 2021-2022 academic year to all students. Physicals for students entering 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th grade will take place from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., and physicals for students entering 10th, 11th, 12th grade will take place from 10:00–11:00 a.m. Contact JPII athletic trainer Jason Everhardt with questions, Jason.everhardt@jp2hs.org.

Health Reminder from Nurse If your child has any of the following symptoms, they might have an illness they can spread to others. Check your child for these symptoms before they go to school. Note: For students with chronic conditions, check a symptom only if it has changed from usual or baseline health.

  • Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • Sore throat
  • Cough (for students with chronic cough due to allergies or asthma, a change in their cough from baseline)
  • Difficulty breathing (for students with asthma, a change from their baseline breathing)
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever

→ If your child does NOT have any of the symptoms above, send them to school as usual.

→ If your child has any of the symptoms above, Please keep them home.

COVID-19 REMINDER If your child has been tested for COVID, he or she must remain at home until test results are received. Please contact the school nurse Susan Snyder with questions, susan.snyder@jp2hs.org

For more information, visit School Health Policies on the Nurse's webpage. Contact susan.snyder@jp2hs.org with questions. 

 

PARENT ASSOCIATIONS

Parent Association Committee (PAC) PAC has four primary functions: operating the Armory, providing hospitality, funding for classroom and teacher needs, and building community by connecting parents. As a parent/guardian of a JPII student, you are a member of PAC. To register for PAC, please contact Michelle Barber, michelle.barber@jp2hs.org. The annual fee per family is $40. Please visit the PAC webpage for a letter from PAC President Maria Hover and more information about PAC.

Fine Arts Booster (FAB) FAB partners with parents, school administration, alumni and community supporters, and the fine arts faculty to promote and financially support the visual and performing arts programs at JPII. FAB supports the arts programs by supplementing the non-budgeted aspects of the programs, such as improving facilities and providing wish-list items and materials for all arts programs. To register for FAB, please complete a FAB Membership Form for $30 (annually per family). Please visit the FAB webpage for a letter from FAB President Kelly Smits and more information about FAB.

Knight Athletic Club (KAC) KAC is the sole supporter of athletics at JPII. The KAC strives to improve the programs through equipment and facility upgrades and any other needs that may arise during the year. The KAC works closely with the administration and coaches to identify and fulfill these needs. There are many ways you can support the KAC. Membership packages are detailed on the KAC webpage and can be purchased at KAC Membership. Please visit the KAC webpage for a letter from KAC President Mike Donovan and more information about membership, events, and marketing opportunities.   

 

PAC

Armory Flash Sale, 5/10-6/30 Visit https://armory.jp2hs.org/ and enter code Flash50 to receive 50% off all Armory merchandise (House t-shirts and lanyards excluded). You can also visit the Armory on Friday, May 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visitors must wear a mask at all times and check in with Mrs. Baldini for a temp check. NOTE: The online discount code Flash50 is entered on the "My Cart" page at the bottom left before proceeding to the checkout page. The discount will not be applied if the code is not entered. 

Armory (Spirit Store) Link PAC has launched an online Armory store where you can purchase a selection of JPII apparel, accessories, stadium chairs, and uniform apparel. The store will continue to grow as new items are added. All major credit cards are accepted. You will receive a confirmation email of your order and the date you can pick up your order at JPII. No shipping service is provided. Visit https://armory.jp2hs.org/ to shop today! Please contact the parent association at pac@jp2hs.org with questions.

 

STUDENT LIFE

Uniform Guideline for 2021-2022 JPII is changing its name and updating its logo this summer as part of its re-branding campaign. Uniform polos with the NEW Pope Prep logo will be available for pre-order at the Mills Uniform Sizing Days: June 7, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and June 21, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. NOTE: If you order a Mills Oxford, it will have the current logo on it which will be phased out at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. Returners can wear their current Oxfords and polos for one more year only. In 2022-2023, all uniforms must have the NEW Pope Prep logo. For more information about the required uniform and hair and grooming policies, visit Pope Prep Uniform.

Attention ILE Alumni Seniors, if you are an alum of Indian Lake Elementary, you are invited to a Senior Walk at ILE on Wednesday, May 19 at 1:30 p.m. Arrive at the ILE cafeteria by 1:15 p.m. with your JPII cap and gown. Parents and families of seniors are also welcome to attend. Contact Principal Mitchell at  ondie.mitchell@sumnerschools.org with questions.

Parking Pass All students that drive to school need to have a JPII parking pass. If your student has a parking pass from previous years, they do NOT need a new one. If your student has a new car and needs to update their information, please complete this form. If your student is a new driver, please complete this form

 

GREATER COMMUNITY

SEDONA TAPHOUSE FUND RAISER Every Monday night in May our Hand In Hand Options Program will benefit from the Sedona Taphouse restaurant's Dine Out for Charity program.  The Germantown restaurant is located at 3rd and Madison and parking is located across the street on the other side of Jack Brown's (near 3rd and Jefferson). Come dine with us--any time of day each Monday this month--order one of three specially priced entrees for just $12.00 and Hand In Hand Options Program receives a portion of the proceeds from these selections, which include Salmon, Flatiron Steak, or Grilled Chicken with mashed potatoes.  Not only will you get a good meal, you'll help us build awareness of our program.  The Catholic Schools Office and Hand In Hand Options Board will have presence there each Monday to tell guests about the program.

Camp Marymount 2021 Summer Camp is hiring counselors for girl's and boy's sessions.  Please email allee@campmarymount.com or go to our website, www.campmarymount.com, to apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Camp JPII 2021

REGISTRATION OPEN!

Register for our exciting fun-filled summer camps! 

CAMP JPII 2021
Week 1: June 1-June 4
Week 2: June 7-11
Week 3: June 14-18
Week 4: June 21-25

Camp JPII offers summer fun for kids age 5-18. Camps run Monday-Friday in two sessions: 9:00 a.m. - noon and 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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Important Dates and Information for Middle School 

Blue and Gold Rally April 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at JPII. Visit the link to RSVP: Blue and Gold Rally and ASPIRE testing RSVP

Aspire Placement Test All middle school students will take a placement test to determine their best course options. The test will include English, Reading, and Math. We are offering two test dates on May 1 and May 8. The test will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Students must arrive by 8:30 a.m. to register.  Visit the link to RSVP: Blue and Gold Rally and ASPIRE testing RSVP

FL & Math Placement Test Students who want to test out of first-year level one Foreign Language and or Algebra I are welcome to take the test on May 8. The Foreign Language test runs from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Please reserve your spot by emailing Jim Elfers at jim.elfers@jp2hs.org. The Mathematics test runs 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please reserve your spot by emailing Amanda Peper at amanda.peper@jp2hs.org. For more information, visit Placement Test.

Mills Uniform Fitting Event Mills Uniform will be on our campus June 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and June 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This event is a service to our families who do not want to drive to the Mills Uniform store in Brentwood. We will share middle school uniform guidelines with you soon. 

Middle School Sports Visit Pope Prep Athletics for all fall, winter, and spring sports tryouts and meeting dates for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

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