School-Wide Service Projects

100th Day Can Challenge
 

   

                                                    

Every school year, starting a few weeks before  the hundredth day of school, our second grade students challenge the whole student body to collect 100 cans per class by the exact 100th day of school.  Fun challenges are put forth every week.  The ultimate prize is bragging rights to be the class which collected the most cans!These cans are then donated to the Anderson Soup Kitchen.  

I would like us all to make a serious commitment to respect and protect creation, to be attentive to every person, to counter the culture of waste and disposable, to promote a culture of solidarity and of encounter. Thank you." Pope Francis. General Audience June 5th, 2013.

Recycling at St. Joseph
 

In following the words of Pope Francis, our school has stepped up the recycling efforts.

Students are taught how to recycle paper and cardboard correctly.  At the end of every school day, students drop off their classroom recycling bin into the school-wide bin.  Staff works in cooperation with the janitorial crew to carry the collected materials to the designated recycling dumpster.
Our 8th grade students are responsible for the gathering of the aluminum cans recycled by our church and school community.  
 

    2017 Veterans Day Celebration


 

Every year,  our students honor the men and women who served and still serve our country.  Family members are invited to come and enjoy a wonderful patriotic program that Mrs. Werth, our music teacher put together.  The middle school band performs and children sing.

 

The Joy Project - Sharing Art With Purpose
 

   
 

 

 

As part of our commitment to serving our community, the families of St. Joseph School collected mittens, hats, and scarves throughout the month of November.  First and second graders hung these donated items all around the statues and the Christmas tree of downtown Anderson so people in need could help themselves to these much needed items to stay warm during the winter season.

 

 

St. Joseph's 5-8th grade students have participated in creating silk screens and printing images on fabric and bibs. Finished work, hand sewn pillows and purchased bibs, are highlighted with hand-printed "happy faces" to share with Ronald McDonald House, Grove Road, Greenville.

               Joy shared, joy multiplied!




Trees of Warmth