Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the following Graduates of Ss. Joachim and Anne School on receiving Catholic High School Scholarships – $141,180.

Angie Bermeo – St. Agnes High School Honors Program – Montepulciano Academic Scholarship and Principals Award = $10,000 and a 2nd Scholarship Award from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School for an Academic Scholarship in the amount of $4,000.

Melodie Cadichon – The Mary Louis Academy Scholastic Award – $8,000.

Shelsy Fils-Aime – Cathedral High School Full Academic Scholarship – $35,180 and a 2nd Scholarship Award from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School for an Academic Scholarship for $6,000.

Lauren Hedge – Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School Academic Scholarship in the amount of $18,000.

Madison King – The Mary Louis Academy Scholastic Award – $8,000 and a 2nd Scholarship from St. Mary’s of Manhasset in the amount of $16,000.

Carla Paul – St. Agnes High School Honors Program – Montepulciano Academic Scholarship and Principals Award $10,000 and a 2nd Academic Scholarship in the amount of $6,000.

Chelsea Sanabria – Bishop Loughlin Academic Scholarship – $7,000 and a 2nd Scholarship for Music in the amount of $13,000.

Total Scholarships for Catholic High Schools = $141,180


May Crowning 2017

Crowning of the Blessed Mother

Ss. Joachim and Anne Celebrates May Crowning

On May 31st the First Holy Communicants and the newly Confirmed Candidates along with the entire school family participated in Ss. Joachim and Anne’s May Crowning. Fr. Berrette presided over the celebration.Christine Bermeo crowned the Blessed Mother as the many parents who attended the ceremony proudly applauded the happy event. What a glorious day for SsJA!

May – Student of the Month

Congratulations to the following students who received

Certificate of Effort ~ May 2017

Anne Marie Dupiton-Joseph, Byron Chen, Jason Morris, Ashly Pena, Dominick Chery, Shawnae Taylor, Guimarha Noel-Jeune, Serenity Seda-Desravines,

Emily Bermeo, Nylah Matthews, Sumayah Lezin, Schmeiderlyn Ulysses, Jaslyn Lizardo, Junie Cetoute, Sierra Griffin, Aaron Bhagwan, Joshua Matthews,

Shayla Ward, George Abraham, Mereddith Rony, Marven Emile, Anyssa Daley.

Aquinas Program – Sunflower STREAM Project

Joachim and Anne students displayed the St. Julie Billiart Sunflower STREAM Project at the Aquinas Exposition 2017. Van Gogh’s Sunflowers -five flowers in a vase has been the most visited painting in England. These flowers are bursting with meaning while representing the natural cycle of life with a supernatural glow.  His flowers along with St, Julie Billiart’s inspiration energized the students to use Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Math into developing the many facets of the project. Mr. Corso, our Assistant Principal, was the Moderator. SsJA’s Proud Aquinas Members are: Angie Bermeo, Rousseau Francois, Chelsea Mullings, Jessica Casamajor, Lauren Hedge, Jared King, Jonathan Laura, Divia Myers, Ashley Predvil ,Shelsy Fils Aime and Melodie Cadichon. Congratulations to All!!!


Pictures are of the project

Oratorical Winner is….

Congratulations to Jonathan Laura, winner of the Oratorical Contest held at SsJA on Wednesday, April 26th. Jonathan recited the essay titled Everybody Dies, But Not Everybody Lives, by Prince EA. Participants of this contest were Fajah Gardner, Jessica Cassamajor and Carla Paul from Class 8-1; Ashley Predvil and Anyssa Daley from Class 8-2; Lola Aguda, Class 7-1; Chelsea Mullings, Markayla Gordon, Franly Dupuy and Divia Myers from Class 7-2. All orators had to choose a speech that was said publicly, memorize it and deliver it publicly. The duration of the speech should not exceed 6 minutes and no less than 3 minutes. Jonathan will represent SsJA on May 31st at the Diocesan Competition at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy.  Students participated under the guidance of Mr. Schoolfield the 8th Grade English teacher. Congratulations to all for a job well done!


The above is a picture of the participants in the contest

Junior High Curriculum: Grades 7 and 8

The focus from the Early Childhood Program and Middle School Program continues in the Junior High Program but with added complexities. Drawing upon a foundation of our Catholic core values in the Notre Dame Tradition, students have a context with which to evaluate information and solutions. Challenges to what they once assumed or acknowledged as truth or right and wrong become opportunities for engagement and learning, as our students develop into lifelong scholars

Curriculum, at this level, focuses on critical thinking skills and how to problem solve. Learning how to use text and research to defend a position or stance is an integrated concept throughout all content areas. The use of the Internet connected to Tablets and SmartBoards are woven into the daily learning process and within every content area.

As we shape the future of our students at SsJA, we are concerned with leading them to understand and to live Christianity with respect to our six core values of goodness, faith, excellence, integrity, community and service; to become informed and active citizens namely through community service; such as the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, while maintaining a global perspective as we prepare them for leadership, critical thinking and problem solving skills they’ll need for future endeavors.