SJCS Annual Report-2018-2019


2018 - 2019 Annual Report

The mission of St. Joseph Catholic School

is to educate each student by embracing our faith and

upholding academic excellence within a Catholic

community devoted to the whole child.


Sjcs faculty, staff & volunteers shine

2018-19 School Leadership

Monsignor John Walsh, Pastor

Dr. Patricia Allen, Principal

Mrs. Jill Rice, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Cynthia Granger, Director of Operations

Jackie Fusaro, Development Director

Melinda Setchell, Director of Educational Technology

Judy Brodell, Executive Assistant

John Darby, Maintenance Director

Advisory Council

Monsignor John Walsh, Pastor

Dr. Patricia Allen, Principal

Christina Updyke, Chairperson

John Rittenhouse, Finance Committee

Karen Hershberger, Home & School Committee

Michele Austin, Marketing Committee

Patrick Deveraux, Alumni Committee

Ashley Abballe, Facilities Committee

Elizabeth Goff, Catholic Identity Committee

Finance Committee

Monsignor John Walsh, Pastor

Dr. Patricia Allen, Principal

Cynthia Granger, Director of Operations

Brian Hershberger, Parent volunteer

John Luckett, Parent volunteer

John Rittenhouse, Parent volunteer

Dan Krieger, Parent volunteer

Technology Committee

Monsignor John Walsh, Pastor

Dr. Patricia Allen, Principal

Chuck Niswonger, Chairperson

John Casazza, Parent volunteer

Mike Roth, Parent volunteer

Megan Crabtree, MS Teacher

Stephanie Nash, Fifth Grade Teacher

Stacee Schwab, First Grade Teacher

Melinda Setchell, Director of

Educational Technology

Home & School Board

Karen Hershberger, President

Jen Martel, Co-President

Jill Hamacher, Co-President

Becky Luckett, Treasurer

Lisa Edwards, Secretary

SJCS Student Council Officers

Ewuraba Buckle, President

Zach Joy, Vice President

Isabella Richmond, Secretary

Jack Gagne, 7 th Grade Executive

Dear Parents and Friends,

I am pleased to present to you the 2018-2019 Annual Report for St.

Joseph Catholic School. Within these pages you will see a glimpse of the

things that make our school such a vibrant, unique community.

At the heart of all that we do is our Catholic religion. Our primary goal

each year is to teach our students to form a loving relationship with our

gracious God. We want our students to experience that deep satisfaction

when they take time to speak with and listen to our God. We also take

that next step, and ask them to live out their faith, as well. Actions such as

kindness, compassion, lending a helping hand and positive comments are

all actions that our students regularly display.

We have high expectation for our students in their academic subjects, as

well. Students learn not only basic material, but they are also taught higher

level thinking skills. We do this purposefully; we prepare our students with

a fund of knowledge, and we teach them how to think through a problem.

We do all this each day so that when our students leave our doors, they are

prepared for their future!

We are blessed; we are a community where we actively teach our faith to

our students. We are a community where it is the norm to show compassion

for another person. We are a community which sets high standards for

our students. We are, St. Joseph Catholic School.

Thank you for your continued support of our school. Your generous

donations to the school continue to allow us to provide a top-notch Catholic

education to our students. Thank you!

Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us and we are his;

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:3


Patricia Allen, Ph.D.



Employee of the year

Molly Mitchell,

Second-grade teacher

2018-2019 SJCS Employee

of the Year as well as

winning “Best Teacher”

for Cobb County. She is

very service minded, kind,

dedicated, passionate, very

positive, and creative just to

name a few of her qualities.

She loves her students, and the students love her.

She is a blessing for SJCS.


Volunteer of the year

Michele Austin

Michele, is a very dependable

and compassionate

person who always brings

a lot of fun, energy and

humor to everything she

does. You can always count

on Michele to step up and

help out with any committee

or person in need. She is probably the most

passionate person about St. Josep​h School.

She is well loved by all. Earning the volunteer

of the year award is very deserving!

- Home and School Board

Our School: Activities that make SJCS special

Morning and afternoon prayers

8th Grade Mass

School Mass (Weekly)

Ash Wednesday Mass

Faith in Action Awards (monthly)

Lenten Observances

Vocations Day (5th grade)

Alumni Mass

Blessing of the Pets (October)

8th Grade Retreat

8th Grade Commissioning Mass

Living Stations of the Cross

(Holy Thursday)

All Saint Day Mass

(3rd grade dress as saints)

Living Rosary (September/May)

St. Nicolas Day (December)

First Holy Communion Celebration

Feast of Immaculate Conception

8th Grade Farewell and

Candle Lighting Ceremony & Mass

Christmas Program

Participation in Archdiocesan

events and competitions.

Catholic Schools Week (January)

Middle School Drama presentation

SJCS held an Alumni reunion

for the classes of 1958,’59,

’60 and ’61 on September 26, 2018

2018-2019 Fine Arts

Middle School drama students presented

“Mary Poppins Jr.” in January and “GODSPELL Jr.” in May

Junior Theater 2019 Award:

“Excellence in Ensemble Award”

Athletic Awards

Annual Teachers vs. Student Volleyball Game:

2019 Winner: Teachers

Golf Madness student Putting Contest

2019 Winner: Olivia Dlugos

Knights of Columbus State Free Throw

Luke Pierson – 1st place/12yr

Kyle Walsh- 3rd place/13yr

Caroline Clancy- 3rd place/10yr

Julia Geis - 1st place/12yr

Elle Clancy - 2nd place/13yr Way to go, Cougars!!!!

The State of the Library 2018-2019

487 Patrons

11,904 Books in the Library

11,207 Books Checked out

1 Author Visit, 2 book Fairs, 30 Battle of the Books Teams

141 Accelerated Reader Hall of Famers

SJCS 2018-2019

Battle of the books winner teams

Third Grade:

Logan Engelberger, Valentina Guerrero-Davila,

Ava Hidalgo, Charlotte Miller

Fourth Grade

Chris Diep, Parker Goff, Santiago Leon, Javier Richmond

Fifth Grade:

Reese Hawkins, Adyson Miller, Mary Nesmith, Kate Thrash

2018-2019 Academics

Blessed Trinity Book Award: Eleni Witte

Lego Team:

P4R4DOX60 advanced to the State Competition

The Religion Bee:

Grades 3-5 winner William Sales

Grades 6-8 winner Esther Gonsalves

Martin Luther King Poster Winner:

Micheal Uhurebor

Oratorical Competition Winner:

Erin Johnson

State Winner of the Knights of Columbus

Catholic Citizenship Essay:

Anna Shinholster

SJCS Class of 2019 Award Recipients

Highest GPA

• Ewuraba Buckle

St. Pius X Catholic High School

Chi Rho Award

• Anna Shinholster

Knights of Columbus Essay Winner

• Anna Shinholster

Principal’s Award

• Erin Johnson

Outstanding Christian

• Robert Bond

PE Awards

• Savannah Musgrove

• Robert Bond

English Highest GPA

• Ewuraba Buckle

• Anna Shinholster

Literature Highest GPA

• Ewuraba Buckle

8th Grade Mathemathics

Highest GPA

• Mary Krieger

Algebra Highest GPA

• Will Kramer

Computation Highest GPA

• Will Kramer

Religion Highest GPA

• Ewuraba Buckle

Science Highest GPA

• Will Kramer

Social Studies Highest GPA

• Ewuraba Buckle

Spanish Highest GPA

• Anna Shinholster

Presidential Academic Awards

Beau Baker

Jack Hainje

Julianne Beals Erin Johnson

Robert Bond Will Kramer

Ewuraba Buckle Mary Krieger

Alexa Choo Hen Nina Lange

Nick Cooper Kate Luckett

Natalie Costen Liz Maciejewski

Max Crowson Savannah Musgrove

Reed Frazer

Eric Nottoli

Jason Goldblatt


The Duke University Talent Identification Program is open to 4th, 5th

and 6th Grade students scoring in 95th percentile or above on one of

the qualifying ITBS subtests. 7th Grade students scoring in this percentile

are eligible to take the SAT or ACT test through Duke. Not all

students who qualified chose to register with Duke TIP, but we would

like to recognize those students who did register and congratulate

them on their accomplishments.

Ana Alessandrini

Joseph Dickman

Anyanna Ekpechi

Ava Fiorelli

Ethan Fleming

Esther Gonsalves

Annika Gomeyac

*State recognition at Duke TIP

Kile Ha

Maddox Le

Alexander Milian

Destinee Nwankwo-Chukelu

Jonah Pieper*

Ana Soto

Ryan Swartz

Carmen Novela

Gia Odivilas

Neil O’Hegarty

Michael Setchell

Anna Shinholster

Nathaniel Swift

Maya Szkaradek

Bridget Walsh

Nicholas Wilson


SJCS School Statistics

Enrollment ................................ 443

Number of Families ......................... 333

Catholic Families ........................90%

Non-Catholic Families ....................10%

St. Joseph parishioners .......................54%

Parishes represented .......................... 22

Number faculty/staff ......................... 52

Combined teaching year’s experience .......... 406

Faculty & Staff with advanced degrees .........50%

Faculty & Staff who are alumni, parents of alumni,

or with children enrolled as students ..........53%

Class of 2019 High School Selections

Blessed Trinity High School ..................29%

Public/Cobb County High Schools ............43%

Magnet High School Programs ................6%

St. Pius/Marist Catholic High Schools ..........4%

Christian/Private High School .................4%

Other ......................................4%


2018-2019 % SUPPORT & REVENUE .....

Tuition & Fees ................ $2,910,838 ... 78%

Tuition Assistance ............. $ 232,367 .... 6%

Other Revenue .................$173,558.... 5%

Fundraising ....................$160,623.... 4%

Extended Care & Cafeteria .......$83,546.... 2%

Capital Campaign .................$4,345.... 0%

Endowments ....................$47,775.... 1%

Home and School ...............$142,504.... 4%

TOTAL REVENUE .................. $3,755,559 ...100%


Salaries & Benefits ............ $2,879,009 ... 77%

Instructional Materials ..........$227,379.... 6%

Facilities .......................$193,826.... 5%

Student Service ..................$ 74,570 .... 2%

Technology ....................$109,060.... 3%

Administration ..................$55,238.... 1%

Development/Marketing ..........$78,822.... 2%

Home and School ...............$126,764.... 3%

TOTAL EXPENDITURES ............. $3,744,672 ...100%


Tuition .............................$ 7,401

Cost to Educate .....................$ 8,977

Shortfall ..........................( $1,576 )

Writing Award

• Anna Shinholster

• Erin Johnson

Computer Award

• Michael Setchell



Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Maciejewski

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O’Neill


Gifts of $1,000 - $2,499

Mr. and Mrs. Ric Allen*

Dr. Patricia Allen*

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bond

Mr. Carlos Capitillo and

Mrs. Lisbeth Roa

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dickman

Dr. and Mrs. George Kramer III

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Moore

Mr. and Mrs. Aileen Swartz


Gifts of $500 - $999

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cale

Mr. and Mrs. David Contreras

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Daniel

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Dendinger

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Goldblatt

Mr. and Mrs. Melchor Gomeyac

Dr. and Mrs. Tony Ha

Mr. Rodrigo Jimenez and

Mrs. Catalina Giraldo

In honor of Samuel and Gabriel Jimenez

Mr. and Mrs. Keir Masters

Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Mina

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Novela

Mr. and Mrs. Gregorio Odivilas

Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Sadler*

Ms. Kathy Scott

Mr. Jeremy Sternstein and

Mrs. Cheryl Robertson

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Swift

Mr. and Mrs. William Updyke

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Walsh


Gifts up to $499

Ms. Joyce Abraham

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Alger

Mrs. Karyta Almeida

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Atkins

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Baribeau

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Batson*

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Baute

Mr. and Mrs. Doug Beach

Mr. & Mrs. Wade Beals

Mrs. Judith Brodell

Mrs. Carolina Brun

Mr. Paul Burin

In honor of Ethan and Evelyn Burin

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Burke*

Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Camarillo

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Casajuana

Mr. and Mrs. John Casazza

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chauveau

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Clancy

Mrs. Wanda Coble

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Collins

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Comsudes

Mr. and Mrs. Edgardo Constantino

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Cooper

Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Cornejo*

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Cory

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Crabtree+

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Cranmer

Mrs. Julia Cree

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Creel

Mr. and Mrs. Chase Crowson

Mrs. Patricia Crudele

Mr. and Mrs. David Cuevas

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Cumberland

Mr. and Mrs. Nate Cunningham

Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Dampier

Mr. John Darby

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Davidson

Mr. Erivaldo De Souza and

Mrs. Maria Chacon

Mr. George Hanna

Mr. and Mrs. Brian DePadro

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Devereux

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Didier

Mr. and Mrs. Minh Diep

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dlugos

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dorko

Mr. Raymond Dunnigan and

Mrs. Candise Brown-Dunnigan

Mr. Mark Dunson and

Mrs. Debra Isgro

Ms. Patricia Dykes

Mr. and Mrs. Erik Earp

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Eckert

Dr. Lisa Edwards

Mr. and Mrs. David Edwards

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Elliott

Mr. Innocent Ukabam and

Dr. Charmaine Emelife

Mr. and Mrs. James Estes

Mr. Jason Fedevich and

Mrs. Lucia Mendez

Ms. Jody Fidler

Ms. Becki Fiorelli-Poske

Mr. and Mrs. Sean Flynn

Ms. Michal Foley

Mr. Michael Foose

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Forese

Mr. Michael Fortunato

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Foy*

Ms. Kimberlie Francis

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frazer

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Freer

Mrs. Barbara Fronk

Mrs. Jackie Fusaro*

Mr. and Mrs. John Gagne

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Garrido

Mr. and Mrs. John Geis

Mr. and Mrs. Miles Godfrey

Mr. and Mrs. Justin Goff

Mr. Milward Gonsalves and

Mrs. Mildred DaCosta

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Gordon

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Granger*

Mr. and Mrs. Blair Greenhill

Mr. Hernan Guerrero and

Ms. Ruth Davila

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Guillory

Mr. and Mrs. Brad Hamacher

Mrs. Callie Harrison

Dr. Mary Anne and

Mr. Clinton Hawkins

Mr. and Mrs. Bart Henderson*

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Herold

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hershberger

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hicks

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hidalgo

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hildebrandt

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hohman*

Mr. and Mrs. Neal Hopper

Mrs. Beth Howard*

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hudson

Mrs. Carrie Huffman*

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Huggins

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Jean

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Joy

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kilinski

Mrs. Tara Klodnicki

Mrs. Terri Korff

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Kosbab

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Krieger

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Laguitan

Mrs. Maribeth Lane*

Mr. and Mrs. Joel Layton

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Lennox

Mr. Edgar Leon and

Mrs. Roxana Ortega

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lepp

Ms. Amy Lightsey

Mr. and Mrs. Peter London

Mr. and Mrs. Raul Lozano

Mr. and Mrs. Carson Lyons

Mrs. Meghan Manting

Ms. Brenda Marino

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martel

Mr. and Mrs. James Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Mathies

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart McConnell*

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McCormick*

Ms. Maria McLeod

Mrs. Katie McNally

Mr. and Mrs. William Mendez

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Milian

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Miller

Ms. Molly Mitchell

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Moore*

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Morgan

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Mott*

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Murr

Mrs. Stephanie Nash

Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Nesmith

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Niswonger*

Mr. and Mrs. John Norlander

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nottoli

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Ocampo

Mr. and Mrs. Mike O’Dell

Dr. Alphonsa Okibedi-Ahanotu

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Olise

Ms. Lisa Olivarez

Mr. and Mrs. Travis O’Neal

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Onyewuenyi

Mrs. Susan Ouellette

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Owens

Mr. Rodney Pacis and

Mrs. Kristine Banados

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Payton

Mr. and Mrs. Christian Pecone

Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Peterson

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Pierson

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Poole

Ms. Azane Quacoe

Mr. and Mrs. Todd Ramatowski

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rhodes

Mr. and Mrs. Avelino Ribeiro

Mrs. Jill Rice*

Mr. and Mrs. Rafael Richmond

Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson

Mrs. Michelle Robles

Mrs. Katherine Roland

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Rosato

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Roth

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Sakprasit

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Sales

Mr. Oscar San Juan and

Ms. Karlha Silva

Ms. Amy Sandbothe

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sangster

Mr. and Mrs. William Santangelo

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Schwab*

Mr. Jared Schwartz and

Mrs. Nancy McEntegart

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Setchell+

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shinholster

Mr. and Mrs. Jake Shinkle

Ms. Carole A. Shockley

Mr. and Mrs. J. Kerby Siglin

Mrs. Magdaline Simervil

Mr. and Mrs. Eli Smeen

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Soto

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Spivey

Mr. Stephen Stanislav and

Ms. Teresa Selee

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Stanley

Mr. Scott Stefansic

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Subacz

Mrs. Dagmara Szkaradek

Ms. Josefina Taffel

Mrs. Montine Tanner

Mr. and Mrs. Scot Teverino

Mrs. Isa Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Thrash

Mr. Curt Tootle and

Mrs. Susan Arenson

Mr. and Mrs. Agbor Uhurebor

Mrs. Jessica Unger-Tilse

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wallace

Ms. Dionne Walsh

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ward

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weaver

Mr. and Mrs. John Williams

Mr. Knox Withers and

Mrs. Tracy Rhodes

Mr. and Mrs. James Wolfe

Mr. and Mrs. Courtney Young

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Yu

* Alumni Parent

+ Alumni

(Faculty and Staff displayed in bold)


The Alumni Fund

Alumni play an important role

at our school. They are our pride

and our legacy, as they leave to

make a difference in our world.

Their contribution to their alma

matter are specially appreciated.

Mrs. Kathy Scott

Mrs. Carole A. Shockley

Extraordinary Donors

Dr. C. Dirk Williams

Library Supporter

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Maciejewski

Library Supporter

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Maciejewski

Band Supporter




Fifth Third Bank

First Energy Service Company

Home Depot


Lockheed Martin

Norfolk Southern

SunTrust Foundation

The Home Depot


Wells Fargo


Donors to this important fund raised $16,095 in 2018-2019

BLUE & GOLD Donors

BLUE Donors ($100 - $249)

($250 & greater)

Bruce & Michelle Brumfield

For Katie & Luke Morgan

Jack & Linda Cosby

For Nora Lightsey

Rick & Angel Daniels*

For Katie Crabtree

Ray & Jan DeSloover

For Olivia Godfrey

William & Gwen Fischer

For David, Will & Ryan Hamacher

Richard & Marilyn Lukens

For Lucy & Elissa Lyons

Paul & Sandra Mathies

For Sarah Ann Mathies

Charlene Meidlinger

For Juliette Weaver

Corsino M. & Felicitas Mena

For Andrew Mena

Edward P. & Julia D. Miller

For Dillon ‘18 & Ashley Miller

Paul & Karen Moore

For Felicity & Graham Moore

Frank & Gwen Moran

For Emily & Olivia Daniel

Michael & Patricia Oaks

For Nicole Oaks

Jose & Teresita Ocampo

For Elise & Sawyer Ocampo

Joe & Linda Reinauer

For Kate Thrash

Rhonda & Cary Rhodes

For Frances & Catherine Withers

Gene and Judy Sandbothe

For Warren Sandbothe

Jim & Peggy Thur

For Ellis & Owen Thur

Ben & Virginia Urzendowski

For Caitlin Rose Urzendowski

Michael & Sandra Van Gorder

For Alexander Milian

Mary & Ray Acosta

For Caroline & Sophia Santangelo

Greg & Karen Andrus

For Christopher Kosbab

Jeff & Laurel Armbruster

For Daniel, Elizabeth & Nicholas Joy

Kim Barbato

For Lillian Collins

Karen Bennis

For Reed Thomas Frazer

Cynthia Bosanac

For Alexa Hudson

Marie Carr

For Benjamin Didier

Thomas & Audrey Castracane

For Anna McLaughin

Ed & Eve Constantino

For Skye Constantino

Ralph & Yolanda Cory

For Samantha Marie Cory

A.R. Cuevas Jr.

For Angie Hood

Vince & Susie Cunningham

For Gracie Jo Ward

Buddy & Judy Davidson

For Samantha & Jordan Davidson

James & Nancy DePadro

For Anthony & Alexander DePadro

Joseph & Rose Forese

For Isabella Forese

Patricia E. Freer

For Reagan Freer

Carol & Bill Fuller

For Jacob Fowlkes

Diane Garrison

For Max Poole

John & Mary Ann Geis

For Julia & Jack Geis

Stella Gray

For Sydney London

Pedro & Consuelo Giraldo

For Samuel & Gabriel Jimenez

Jeff & Bonnie Guinther

For Mason & Reese Patton

Bruce & Marie Hall

For Piper Hall

John & Mary Anne Harner

For Kathryn & Adam Kovacic

Poppi & Gigi Harpenau

For Maxwell, Oliver & Alex Crowson

Bob & Monica Lyons

For Lucy & Elissa Lyons

Ana McGary

For Haley & Evan McGary

Willie Mae McLeod

For Isabel McLeod

Randy & Carolyn McKnight

In Memory of Tony Couch

For Collin & Cole Couch

Peter Meilunas

For Haley & Evan McGary

GREY Donors ($25 - $99)

James & Clara Addison

For Kat Addison

Marita Ansaldo

For Alicia Cuevas

Karen Atkins

For Mary Kathryn Atkins

Dennis & Kathleen Baker

For Beau Baker

George & Joan Buynoski

For Amelia Buynoski

Lee & Kathy Christianson

For Camryn Christianson

Ellen Cross

For Charles & Bennett Owens

Elizabeth Davis

For Ady & Charlotte Miller

Jerry & Angela DeClemente

For Kristin DeClemente

Denise Docal

For Emma Docal

Angela & Kevin Metz

For Tony Barros

Dave & Jane Micheletto

For Cora Micheletto

Stephen & Darlene Moore

For Nicholas Wilson

Edward & Vicky Morgan

For Katie & Luke Morgan

Chuck & Madeline Nesmith

For Mary, James & Ben Nesmith

Michael & Janet Northway

For Michael Setchell

Michael & Gwendolyn Powderly

For Anna Shinholster

Edward F. & Geraldine Rayford

For Caitlyn Hardaway

Gloria Ruiz

For Alexander Milian

Claro & Ning Escalona

For Alexa Hudson

Janice Evans

For Lucca & Dominic Rosato

Jan & Don Farst

For Connor Smith

Norman & Cari Gagne

For Jack Gagne

Kathy Harris

For Sammie Francis

Mike & Tracy Hill

For Brody Payton

Elaine L Huggins

For Thomas Huggins

James & Patsy Johnson

For Hunter James Hicks

Bruce & Alice Krantz

For Kevin & Marie Krantz

Raymond & Mary Krieger

For Mary & Matthew Krieger

Linda Savage

For Liam & Brogan Grannis

Deb & Ernie Seymour

For Ethan & Evelyn Burin

Emelyne Simervil

For Luvensky Yves Pierre-Louis

Steve & Bernadette Stanislav

For Amelia Stanislav

Ernest & Janice Thayer

For Anthony & Alexander DePadro

Bunlue & Lou Ushupun

For Sophia Kelly

Frank & Barbara Walsh

For Kyle & Kelci Walsh

Dian & Michael Watson

For Rylen Watson

Michael & Louise Wiggins

For Julia & Jack Geis

Jim & Hannah Martin

For Emery Martin

Barry and Donna Moore

For Julian & Amaya Moore

James & Elaine Murrin

For Piper Hall

Dave & Joan Pailthorpe

For Sarah Enz

Edward A. & Elizabeth Rosato

For Lucca and Dominic Rosato

Kevin & Ofelia Magid

For Sophia Spivey

Alejandro Vicente & Pascuala Vasquez

For Mairene Vicente Vasquez

Ron & Mary Ellen Von Holt

For Rylen Watson

Thomas & Mary Williams

For Jacob Williams

*Alumni parents



(Formerly Capital Campaign)

Ms. Kim Barbato

Ms. Becki Fiorelli-Poske

Mr. Hernan Guerrero and Ms. Ruth Davila

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hildebrandt

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hohman

Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Hopper

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martel

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart McConnell

Ms. Maria C. McLeod

Mr. Stephen Stanislav and Ms. Teresa Selee



Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bomeisl

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Buckley

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Conroy

Domain Capital Advisors

Mrs. Marla Jones

Knights of Columbus

St. Joseph Council 4599

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Luckett

Mr. and Mrs. William Mackey

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Williams

(Many additional donors who donated directly to

Catholic Foundation of North Georgia are listed in the

CFNG Annual Report.)


Anonymous (2)

Jennifer Allen+

Ric Allen

Susan Arenson Tootle

Mark and Sarah Beno*

The Blatnik Family*

Robert and Ana Bond

Mechy Camacho

Luis and Mari Diaz

Charles and Kara Engelberger

Jacqueline Fusaro*

Alicia Fusaro+

Cynthia Granger*

Brian and Karen Hershberger

The Lozano Family

The Niswonger Family*

Jill Rice*

Stephanie Rodriguez

The Schwartz Family

Christopher and Christine Stanley

The Swift Family

Luis E. Tuya

Maria Villarreal

The Weaver Family & Grandma

* Alumni Parent + Alumni

Faculty and Staff displayed in bold


Catholic Foundation of North Georgia

Conrads Family Foundation

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

David P. and Marjorie L. Hamacher Fund


Mrs. Suzie Amsberry

Ms. Anne Guillory

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hildebrandt

Mr. and Mrs. Will Robbins

Mrs. Shiela Shinholster

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Taylor



In Memory of Fr. Michael Sherliza


In Memory of Larry and Norma Unger

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Acosta

In Memory of Sister Alice Joseph Brunegraff

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry DeClemente

In Memory of Linda LaRussa

Mr. John F. Dutcher

In Memory of Annette M. Dutcher

Eastman PZ Day Staff

In Memory of Teri DeMarco*

Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Hopper

In Memory of Margaret Louise Hopper

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Johnson

In Memory of Jerald & Charlotte Dekle

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kilinski

In Memory of Claribel Hurst Kilinski

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Martel

In Memory of Mary Irene Martel

Mr. and Mrs. Randy McKnight

In Memory of Tony Couch

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Moore

In Memory of Craig Moore

Mr. Billy New

In Memory of Teri DeMarco*

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Oaks

In memory of Anna L. Castrop

Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Rosato

In Memory of Father Bernard L. O’Brien

*Additional donations were received. They will be

listed in our 2019-2020 Annual Report.


Alessandra Elliot

Heather Swift


Aileen Swartz

Laura Owens

Kai Fleming

Laura Hildebrandt

Jennifer Payton

Michelle Nichols

Susan Arenson

Ana Lozano

Karen Hershberger


United Office Systems

Deluxe Athletics

Las Tortas Locas

Mike and Sharon Sciarappa




Deluxe Athletics

Jill and Brad Hamacher

Las Tortas Locas

Ana and Raul Lozano

Rhodes Law

Dr. John Stroop

Dr. Dustin Tipton

(Farrar & Tipton)

United Office Systems

ALL SJCS parents who

donated gift cards, wine,

beer, and time for

classroom creations!


M a r c h 2, 2019 Marietta Hilto n Conference Center


Archbishop Wilton Gregory

Ms. Brittney Biddle

Mr. & Mrs. Josh & Christine Cooper

Mr. & Mrs. Tim & Kelly Cory

Mr. & Mrs. Doug & Megan Crabtree

Mrs. Julia Cree

Mr. & Mrs. Russell & Kara Creel

Mr. & Mrs. Chris & Lori Daniluk

Mr. C. Ross Durrence Esq.

Ms. Trisha Dykes

Mr. Rusty Edwards

Mr. & Mrs. Michael &

Sheila Edwards


1st Day School Supplies

Andretti Indoor Karting

and Games

Atlanta Pediatric Dental


Awaken Counseling

Ballard Designs

Beaufort Inn

Blessed Trinity High School

British Academy of

Performing Arts

Broadway in Atlanta

Capital Genealogy

Casi Cielo Restaurant


Cheesecake Factory

Cobb Energy Performing

Arts Centre


Dr. and Mr. Ric Allen

Mr. and Mrs. Atkins

Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Arroyave

Mr. and Mrs. Brett Brubaker

Mr. Manuel Camarillo &

Mrs. Berenice Soriano

Mr. and Mrs. Josh Cooper

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Cory

Mr. and Mrs. Doug Crabtree

Mr. and Mrs. Chase Crowson

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Daniel

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Diasio

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Didier

Mr. and Mrs. Mihn Diep

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Elliott

Mr. and Mrs. James Estes

Mrs. Alessandra Elliott

Mrs. Lucia Mendez Fedevich

Ms. Christie Frick

Ms. Vicky Garcia

Mr. & Mrs. Jack & Re’An Geis

Mr. Gus Godbee

Dr. Priya Gulati

Mr. & Mrs. Brad &

Jill Hamacher

Mrs. Karen Hershberger

Mrs. Megan Hicks

Mr. & Mrs. Keith &

Laura Hildebrandt

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel &

Andrea Hudacko

Cougar Athletics Association

Darrah Photo

Deluxe Athletics

Drift Restaurant

Eight Grade Parents

Farmers Insurance - Rudy Rojas

Farrar & Tipton Orthodontics

Fernbank Museum

Fifth Grade Parents

First Grade Parents

Fourth Grade Parents

Fresh Look Property Services

Game Fury Mobile Gaming

High Museum of Art

James Avery Artisan Jewelry

Joel C. Pugh & Associates LLC

Kaffetico Coffee

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Findling

Mr. and Mrs. William Fleming

Mrs. Jackie Fusaro

Mr. and Mrs. John Gagne

Mr. and Mrs. John Geis III

Mr. and Mrs. Justin Goff

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hershberger

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hicks

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Huggins

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kaufman

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Kopsie

Dr. and Mrs. George Kramer

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Lennox

Mr. and Mrs. Peter London

Mr. and Mrs. John Luckett

Dr. John D. Kayal

Mrs. Tara Klodnicki

Dr. Martin Krieger

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey &

Laura Lennox

Dr. Orlando Lopez Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Raul &

Ana Lozano

Mrs. Denise Mott

Mrs. Michelle Nichols

Ms. Linda Ottis

Mrs. Jennifer Payton

Mr. Christian Pecone

Mrs. Tracy Rhodes

Kayal Dermatology & Skin

Cancer Specialist

Kindergarten Parents

La Parrilla

Las Tortas Locas

LMF Smart Siding

Luna Designs

Marietta Dental Associates

Massage on the Square

Omni Hotel at the Battery

Payment Pros

Red Hare Brewing Company

Rent-All Plaza

Rhodes Law

Ruby Falls

Second Grade Parents

Seventh Grade Parents

Sixth Grade Parents

Mr. and Mrs. James Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Keir Masters

Mr. and Mrs. Tom McCormick

Mr. and Mrs. David Menna

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Miller

Mr. Stanley Kavuma and

Mrs. Lillian Nagaddya

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nichols

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O’Neill

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Owens

Mr. and Mrs. Danny Patton

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Pierson

Mr. and Mrs. Alexis Pizza

Mrs. Jill Rice

Mr. and Mrs. John Rittenhouse

Mr. & Mrs. Michael &

Tara Roth

Mrs. Stacee Schwab

Mr. Stephen Stanislav &

Ms. Teresa Selee

Ms. Natalie Smith

Mrs. Stefanie Spivey

Dr. John Stroop

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew &

Aileen Swartz

Dr. Dustin Tipton

Mrs. Ruth Weaver

Ms. Kim Yates


Sol Yoga


Stella Allure

St. Joseph Catholic School

Stone Mountain Park

Stroop Orthodontics


The Ice Box

Third Grade Parents


Uniform Source

United Office Systems

US Mortgage Corporation –

Natalya Lissellote Chacon

Van Michael Salon


Mr. and Mrs. William Robbins

Mr. and Mrs. Johnathan Robinson

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Roeder

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Sciarappa

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Setchell

Mr. and Mrs. Elie Smeen

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Spivey

Mr. Stephen Stanislav and

Ms. Teresa Selee

Dr. and Mrs. John Stroop

Mrs. Michelle Sutcliffe

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Swartz

Mr. and Mrs. Curt Tootle

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Walsh

Giving Opportunities



Grace Scholars: Georgia Residents Assisting Children’s Education

THANK YOU to the following families and friends of SJCS, as well as anonymous donors, who redirected their 2018 Georgia tax dollars

to GRACE Scholars. As of December 31, 2018 - $105,092 in tuition assistance has been designated to St. Joseph Catholic School.

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Addison

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ahr

Mr. and Mrs. Randy J. Arnold

Mr. and Mrs. John Barone

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Barrett

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Barrett

Mr. George Buchkowski and

Dr. Jeni Buchkowski

Mr. and Mrs. John Callozzo

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Carlin

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Carrigan Jr

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Clancy

Mr. James Conway

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Cunningham

Mr. and Mrs. Charles D’Ambra

Mr. and Mrs. Frank DeMarco

Mr. and Mrs. John F. Dotter

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Early

Dr. Lisa K. Edwards and

Dr. Christopher W. Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fadus

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Foy

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fusaro

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Gasper

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Gibbs

Mr. Eric Shafer and

Mrs. Patricia R. Grossman

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Harpenau

Mr. Clinton C. Hawkins and

Dr. Mary Anne Hawkins

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hershberger

Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Humphrey

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Huse

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hux

Mrs. Theresa Jansen

Mr. and Mrs. James Kayden

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Knoblock

Mr. Michael T. Kopp and

Mrs. Rita Holbrook

Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Korff

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Kosbab

Mr. and Mrs. Don Kremer

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Lambremont

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Lea

Dr. and Mrs. Richard B. Liposky

Mr. and Mrs. John Luckett

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen McClain

Mr. and Mrs. Gerard McPartlan

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Metz

Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Moulton

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Niswonger

ANNUAL FUND The Annual Fund bridges the gap between tuition and

the cost to educate. It includes proceeds from the Grandparent Lend-A-Hand

and Cougar Pride Campaigns. This important fund helps SJCS grow.


This fund was established in memory of Lisa W. Moon –

beloved and devoted mother of SJCS students Sean and Chase.

The interest from this fund is used in our Performing Arts Department

2019 Lisa Moon Fund The Performing

Arts Endowment Fund Donors:

Dr. Patricia and Mr. Ric Allen

Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Arroyave

Mr. and Mrs. Esho

Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Hopper

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martel

Ms. Ebony Peterson

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wethington

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Novis

Mr. and Mrs. Gregorio Odivilas

Mr. and Mrs. Mark O’Grady

Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. O’Malley

Mr. and Mrs. Laszlo Pallos

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Paonessa

Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Perry

Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Pictor

Mr. Christopher Powderly

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Prochaska

The Reverend Larry P Niese

Mrs. Elsa Rullan and

Mr. Thomas Cabrera

Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Ryan

Shafer and Grossman

Dr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew T. Snyder

Mr. Scott Stefansic

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Swartz

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Vonck Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wallace Jr

Mr. and Ms. Stephen Weber

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher K. Withers

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Wrublewski

Mr. Andrew Yustat and

Mrs. Patricia Devlin-Yustat


This fund is available to families

suffering temporary financial hardship.

2019 Angel Fund Donors:

Ms. Becki Fiorelli-Poske

Mr. Milward Gonsalves and

Ms. Mildred DaCosta

Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Hopper

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Huggins

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martel

Mrs. Michelle Robles

Mr. and Mrs. Scot Teverino

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher K. Withers

(Many additional donors who donated directly to Catholic Foundation of North Georgia

are listed in the CFNG Annual Report.)


GRACE Scholars is a student scholarship organization (SSO)

established by the Archdiocese providing tuition assistance

to families with financial need. Donors can designate specific

schools – like St. Joseph Catholic School – to receive their donation.

A taxpayer in Georgia can “use” part of his Georgia income

tax to provide scholarships for students entering Catholic Schools

in Georgia. This occurs because the taxpayer receives a 100%

tax credit against his GA tax liability for the amount donated to

GRACE Scholars. Therefore, money that was going to pay taxes is

supporting Catholic education for those in need.


As part of the Annual Fund,

the Grandparent Lend-A-Hand

Campaign has become an

essential part of our fundraising

efforts. Established in 2010,

this important fund has raised

money to improve the school

Media Center and add

technology upgrades to our

school. Thank you Grandparents

for your unending support of

our school.


Each winter, SJCS hosts an

Annual Silent Auction & Gala.

Fun and creative themes have

included Speakeasy Soiree, Blue

Ribbon Award, Back to the 80’s

and in 2019; we celebrated our

Pirates and Parrots - A Night

in Key West. Attendees bid on

thousands of dollars in donated

products, vacations, and services,

in addition to the popular SJCS exclusives like Carpool Queen

and the beloved classroom creations! Attendees take part in the

lively Paddle Call, where donations are directed towards upgrading

technology in the classrooms to include 6 interactive panels, 18

coding Ozbotz, whereas auction proceeds are directed to future

capital improvements. Thank you to the committee volunteers,

sponsors, and attendees for your continued support of this

fun-filled fundraising event.

St. Joseph Catholic School

Welcomes gifts made in cash,

by check, or credit card. You can

make your credit card gift online.

If you prefer to write a check,

please make check payable to:

St. Joseph Catholic School

and mail it to:

St. Joseph Catholic School

81 Lacy Street

Marietta, GA 30060

To donate online go to:

The campaign year for St. Joseph

Catholic School is July 1 to June 30.

We are a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit,

tax-exempt Corporation.

All gifts to the school are tax

deductible to the extent specified

by law. Donors are encouraged to

consult with their tax advisor

regarding implications of their gifts.

To find out more about ways you

can contribute to our school, please

contact the Advancement Office

or call 770/428-3328 ext. 124.

The advancement Office of St. Joseph

Catholic School publishes the Annual Report

to express gratitude to those who have given to

our community. We have made every effort to

include all our generous donors in this report and

ensure their names are listed properly. Please

accept our sincere apology for any errors or

omissions. We are thankful for every donation

received and you may contact Jackie Fusaro,

Advancement Director by phone at: 770-428-3328,

ext. 124 or email at:

to correct our records.

Today I pledge, to keep Jesus in my mind,

on my lips, and in my heart.

I promise my actions and words will be kind and true

and I will not hurt others with what I say or do.

I am very proud to be a student here

at St. Joseph Catholic School

St. Joseph Catholic School is twice-recognized National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence,

Accredited through AdvancED, the parent corporation of the

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Affiliated to Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)

and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

St. Joseph Catholic School • 81 Lacy Street • Marietta, GA. 30060 • 770-428-3328 •

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