Honors & Awards

  • Governor’s Thomas Edison Awards for STEM Education and Student Research
  • U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers Mathematics Competition Awards
  • National Science Olympiad Team Awards
  • Padua and Holy Name High School Art Show Winners
  • Power of the Pen State Tournament Awards
  • Top prize at the Ohio State Finals of the Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Competition
  • Top rake of Superior at the State Science Day Fair at The Ohio State University

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.

Governor’s Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in Stem Education

The Ohio Academy of Science

54 Ohio Schools and 556 Teachers Receive Governor’s Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in STEM Education

Advance for release August 13, 2019

Dublin, OH (August 13, 2019) . . . The Ohio Academy of Science today selected 54 Ohio schools and 556 teachers to receive The Governor’s Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in STEM Education and Student Research for their accomplishments during the 2018-2019 school year. Each school will receive a special Governor’s Award certificate, and each teacher will receive a complementary membership to The Ohio Academy of Science. The Technology Division of the Ohio Development Services Agency funded the program.

The criteria for the Thomas Edison Award for Excellence are: (1) to conduct a local science fair with twelve or more students, (2) qualify two or more of these students for one of the Academy’s 17 district science days, (3) have students participate in at least one or more youth science opportunities beyond the classroom such as State Science Day, Buckeye Science & Engineering Fair, Science Olympiad, B-Wiser, visits to museums, mentorship programs, and extended field trips and other structured STEM-related youth activities, (4) convince external STEM professionals how and to what extent the school’s program met the Academy’s definition of STEM education. The Ohio Academy of Science defines STEM education as both the mastery and integration of science technology, engineering, and mathematics for all PK-12 students. It incorporates scientific inquiry and technological design through student-focused, project-based curricula to develop skills of communication, teamwork/collaboration, creativity/innovation, critical thinking and problem solving.

First established in 1985, the Governor’s Thomas Edison Awards recognizes Ohio schools and teachers who stimulate scientific student research and technological design and extend opportunities beyond traditional classroom activities. “These schools and teachers know that only teaching STEM from a textbook is not an option.”, said Michael E. Woytek, the Academy’s Executive Director. Woytek went on to say, “each of the awardees provides opportunities and experiences for hands-on learning and they clearly value inquiry-based, scientific research. Many of their students excel at District Science and State Science Day.”

Ohio Schools and Teachers Receive Governor’s Thomas Edison STEM Education Awards p.2 — August 13, 2019

The Ohio Academy of Science initiated this educational partnership program in cooperation with The Office of The Governor and The Technology Division of The Ohio Development Services Agency to recognize schools and teachers for excellence in STEM education and scientific student research.

About The Ohio Academy of Science

Founded in 1891, The Ohio Academy of Science (OAS) is a membership-based, volunteer- driven, not-for-profit organization. The Academy is the leading organization in Ohio to foster curiosity, discovery, innovation, and problem-solving skills in Ohio. OAS members are as diverse as the science taking place in Ohio, and our programs support science from pre-college and college students through scientific professionals.

For more information about the OAS, please visit its website at www.ohiosci.org

Every student at SJJ (K-8th) is assigned to one of four houses (Einstein, Hopper, DaVinci, or Jackson).  The Houses are 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.

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

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.

National Junior Honors Society

National Junior Honors Society starts in 6th grade, second quarter. All students must have a 3.8GPA and work service hours to remain a member of the NJHS