April Rapp Up

This month’s Rapp Up is a thank you note. This April, we had our first ever Essential Questions Conversations. While there were many unknowns going into this new adventure, one thing has been clear after the first five rounds: not only our students, but also you...

National Latin Exam Results 2022

The National Latin Exam (NLE) is a test given annually to Latin students across the United States and around the world.The NLE is not meant to be a competition but rather an opportunity for students to receive reinforcement and recognition for their accomplishments in...

March Rapp Up

As we turn the page into April, there is a little more action than usual at St. James! In addition to all of the excitement of spring sports and activities, senior celebrations on the horizon, and talk of prom and Thunder Day, we also have some construction taking...

February Rapp Up

SJA Families,  For this month’s Rapp Up, I would like to share a powerful and beautiful message from Stacey Ford, mother of Izzy Ford, the beloved member of our junior class who passed away this fall in a car accident. Mrs. Ford spoke at the assembly organized by our...

January Rapp Up

As we came to the end of January, we were at the convergence of two exciting moments for our school. One was an opportunity to look back; the other, to look forward.  On January 19th-21st, we had our five-year accreditation visit. As a reminder, SJA (along with all...

November Rapp Up

When I sit down to write a Rapp Up, I always start by thinking back on the previous month. As I think about November 2021, three great things come immediately to mind: The Addams Family, our second state football championship, and Thanksgiving!As principal at St....

October Rapp Up

As the first week of November draws to a close, there is much to celebrate within our community. October was filled with events showcasing our students, from a beautiful performing arts concert to fall sports successes to 7 seniors recognized by National Merit. I look...

National Merit Scholars – Class of 2022

On Monday, September 20th, St. James Academy received notification that five members of its current senior class are being recognized as Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students scored among the top 50,000 scorers on last...

September Rapp Up

SJA Families, I need your help. Our school, this school that I love so much, this community that has been a source of grace and blessing to my life for 14 years, this place that has become a second home to me and my family, is hurting right now. It’s hurting for a lot...

August Rapp Up

I have been reflecting a lot this past week and a half on light and darkness. Light is one of the primordial, archetypal elements of this universe. Scientifically, it is unique, strange even, the one part of our known cosmos that behaves as both particle and wave, not...