St. Jude’s community support and dedication to the ministry of education is present and highly visible throughout the campus.
The selfless giving of time, talent, and treasure given by all of our stakeholders allows us to provide various school wide endeavors that enrich academic programs and support the development of student and family life. Volunteers are seen daily on campus assisting as parent volunteers in the lunchroom, library, religious programs (Come Lord, Jesus!) and sacramental preparation. Parents support teachers with programs such as Youth Legislation, school garden, Quiz Bowl, Math Counts, Robotics Club, Social Studies Fair, Science Fair, Book Fair, and classroom activities and celebrations. Parents assist in the classroom as guest speakers, assistants in class labs, facilitators of STEM days, and chaperones on field trips.
Parents, alumni, and parishioners serve as participants and leaders on St. Jude’s Home and School Association.
This creative and active organization provides fun and exciting activities for students, faculty, and staff. The presence of this amazing group is visible in hosting faculty and staff luncheons throughout the school year; recognizing teachers’ effort with small tokens of appreciation; assisting as substitutes; organizing events such as the annual Santaland Store where students shop for family members at Christmas, and the most popular event, the Fun Run. This school fundraiser encourages community participation through individual and homeroom competition and a day full of fun physical fitness activities for students. The money raised by the Home and School Association goes toward facility improvements and student resources.
The St. Jude Men’s Club is comprised of active dads and parishioners who assist the school with facilities maintenance, carpool, special events, and other activities when support is needed.
The Athletic Association consists of parents and parishioners who offer support to the Athletic Director in making decisions and maintaining our school’s athletic programs.
Communications with parents and parishioners is a key to the success of St. Jude. Through the FACTS online parent portal, school website, Facebook, Instagram, The Cougar (biweekly school newsletter), and church parish bulletin, parents, students and community have access to important school news and information to continue facilitating a cohesive family.