On the Dot
By: Jocelyn Garcia
"Inspiring Young Women"
By: Jocelyn Garcia
Josephinum Academy is an all-girls catholic school. It was founded by the Sisters bof Christian Charity in 1890. There are schools like Josephinum all around the world. Throughout the years this school became part of the Sacred Heart Network. Josephinum colors are purple. Here at Josephinum the motto is "Inspiring young women". This school has inspired many of us. One of the students who graduated here was Sandra Cisneros. She is a well known author of the book "The House on Mango Street". This school has many after school activities like praise dance, basketball, softball and many more. There is also something called J-Term after vacation for two weeks, where students get to pick two fun classes. There is also a special day when we get to do fun activities all day but we never know when it is, because it's a surprise. There are a lot of opportunities to travel around the world. On summer a sister takes 10 student to New Mexico. During Christmas vacation we get the chance to go to a farm. These are just some of the opportunities to travel the world. At Josephinum the students can learn two languages: Spanish or French. Some classes are honors and others are advanced placement. Currently the principle is Ms.Weber. Next year our school is going to become an "IB" school. The "IB" program is preparing us to be world scholars, which means that when we graduate we get a diploma with "IB" and that can help us get into a good college.
I'm a student at Josephinum Academy and I really like it here. Everybody makes you feel at home. To me Josephinum is my home and the people here at Josephinum are like my second family. They help you with any problem that I am having; they take the time to listen to you and help you. The teachers here are the best. I never met any other teachers that were like them. One of the teachers here even sometimes plays the guitar in passing period, just for fun. Other teachers, when they see you down, talk to you and give you advice. Everyday they greet you. One of the thing I also like is that on Wednesdays we have a late start and have an assembly to know what's happening. My favorite was one before Christmas. Instead of a Christmas carol song, two girls were singing a song about school, and it was really funny.
So far this year we had some really important people come here like a governor and a famous speaker. On the other hand we also get to volunteer and that's the best part: helping others. This year my class went to two different places: a homeless shelter and a day care. I am so glad that I got a scholarship to go here. I met my second family and really great friends.