Honors & Awards

A Sampling of Our Honors & Awards

U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Sts. Joseph & John students consistently score
at the top of National Iowa Skill tests
Grand Champions of St. Edward's High School Academic Challenge
Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers Mathematics
Competition Awards
National Science Olympiad Team Awards
Most Awarded Merit Scholarships
State Geography Bee Awards
Spelling Bee Awards
St. Edwards Science Fair Awards
Zaner Bloser National Handwriting Contest Awards

SJJ Student Awards

SJJ recognizes its students in many ways.  We recognize and reward our students for living Christian values, for demonstrating good behavior, for good scholastic work on individual assignments, and for overall scholastic achievement.

House Points

Every student at SJJ (K-8th) is assigned to one of four houses (Einstein, Hopper, DiVinci, and Jackson). Each named after a famous individual who made contributions to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Points are awarded to students for demonstrating positive Christian values. They can also be lost throughout the quarter. We encourage our students daily to be the best versions of themselves and to work together as a team to make this school the best it can be.

Witness Program

SJJ's "Witness Program" is a program in which students are recognized for living Christian values.  Children are recognized in the "Witness Program" when they are "caught," for example, being kind, helpful, caring, sharing, giving, respectful, generous, honest, and forgiving.  Students who are "caught" living the values of Jesus are nominated for our "Witness Wall."  The students chosen for the "Witness Wall" receive a certificate and are recognized by having their picture displayed for one month on the "Witness Wall."

Teacher Awards/Honors 

Individual teachers give awards and honors to their students for behavior, good work, and scholastic achievement.  

Honor Roll

SJJ has an Honor Roll for grades 7-8 to recognize academic achievement.  The following constitutes the criteria necessary to place a student on honor roll:

First Honors - All A's
Second Honors - A's and no more than 2 B's
Third Honors - A's and B's, no C's or lower

Art, Music, Physical Education, Computer, Physical Education, and Spanish are included to calculate the honor roll.  All effort and conduct evaluations must be at least an "S".  The honor roll is announced by the Principal quarterly on the morning announcements.

Principal's Birthday Program

To recognize that each student is special at SJJ, each student gets a special small gift from the Principal on his or her birthday.  Mrs. Thomas gives each student a "Happy Birthday from the Principal" pencil and a Homework Pass on their birthday as a special way to recognize the student.