April, 28th 2018
After many weeks of preparation, the juniors of SJA, along with their social justice teacher, Mr. Steven Najera, hosted a presentation in the UD library for World Day of Social Justice. This event was held on Feb. 20, 2018, to promote the seven Catholic social teachings. This is the first year that the social justice class gave presentations on the Catholic social teachings. Najera said, “What social justice means to me is putting your faith in what we have been learning from class and helping your fellow man.”
April, 24th 2018
The District 5930 Brownsville Rotary Club held the annual 4-Way speech contest on April 4. The purpose of this event was to create a speech that pertains to the participant’s life. It had to include whether it was beneficial to all, fair, just, and will it bring goodwill to others. It was held at Lola’s Bistro. Students from Brownsville Independent School District (BISD), South Texas Independent School District,(STISD) and Saint Joseph Academy (SJA) participated in the contest.
April, 18th 2018
As part of Saint Joseph Academy’s (SJA) expanding course selection, Principal Melissa Valadez contacted teacher David Bonnet in the interest of offering a grade 7 engineering class. For the upcoming school year, this one-semester course will cover key aspects of engineering and computer science.
March, 5th 2018
The Bloodhounds Athletic Department has received major upgrades in the past three years thanks to the Saint Joseph Academy (SJA) Booster club. It has received a new scoreboard, field goals, and locker room, and this year the weight room has been remodeled. The remodeling of the weight room was funded by the SJA Booster Club, and cost $12,500. The weight room consists of new equipment including bench press, dumbbells, free weights, box jumps, medicine balls and kettlebells. Athletic Director Tino Villarreal said, “We wanted to maximize the workouts for all sports, we saw that space was not being used well, and the gear was out of date.”