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Griffin, Bonnie ('84) 0570451
Baxa Jr, Charlie (Friend) 0570432
Miller (Haynes), Patrice (TC) ('72) 0570400
Czeslawski, Richard ('68) 0570108
Cristobal, Miguel ('97) 0569665
Waswil (Burke), Lisa ('85) 0569206
Mitchell, William (Bill) ('69) 0569141
Daguinsin, Ferdinand ('86) 0527873
Callaghan, Tricia ('76) 0527838
Fitzsimmons (Coon), Pat ('73) 0527811
Keseg (Manthei), Darlina ('76) 0527789
Dexter (Rolison), Karen ('66) 0527768
Zuro, PDS TOR ('16) 0527167
Schmidt, William (Bill) ('66) 0527157
Earl, Torey ('11) 0527154
Hicks (McCarty), Latrecia ('86) 0527120
Gonzalez, Edna ('15) 0527089
Brouder (Doruff), Patricia (Patti) ('75) 0527072
Horgan (Simler), Amy ('92) 0527040
Foster, James (Jim) ('67) 0526959
DeSanti, Tony ('86) 0526886
Dann, James (Jim) ('66) 0526820
Lepore (Kavourinos), Francine ('77) 0526812
Kilinski (Sliwa), Rosanne ('77) 0526802
Corey (Knafl), Deb ('77) 0526797

+RIP George Strnad

Rest in Peace, George Strnad

We regret to inform you that Mr. George Strnad, a devoted faculty member of the St. Joseph High School Community from 1979 – 2016, passed away this morning (January 10th). Mr. Strnad faithfully served SJHS as Athletic Director, Teacher, Counselor, Coach and, for the past eleven years, as assistant to the Athletic Director. Mr. Strnad’s legacy at St. Joseph HS was his Christian faith that guided all of his decisions and actions. He touched the hearts of hundreds of students, student-athletes and faculty & staff. We join together to send out heart-felt condolences to his wife, Lois, and to his daughters and grandchildren. Please remember George and his family in your prayers.


Friday, January 13, 2017

3 pm - 9 pm

Conboy - Westchester Funeral Home

10501 Cermak Road

Westchester, IL 60154


Funeral Mass

Saturday, January 14, 2017

10 am

St. Mary's Church

126 Herrick Road

Riverside, IL 60546

Football Fundraiser

The St. Joseph football team will be hosting its Winter Fundraiser on Sunday, January 22 at Eden Lanes (10159 W. Cermak Rd. Westchester, IL).


The price is $50, which includes food and beverages for the AFC & NFC Championship Games. 

Doors open at 2 pm.


Click here to view the flier


Contact Coach Petroski at for more information.


Some Words from a Charger...


Hi! I am Genna Foster, a senior at St. Joseph High School. Throughout my four years here I have taken honors courses and am currently taking an Advanced Placement Course. I am the President of Student Council, a member of both National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, a writer for “The Lance”, a Kairos Retreat leader, and Captain on the volleyball and soccer teams.

School has always been something I enjoyed. I have always wanted to learn new things, and I very much enjoy the social aspect that comes along with it!! When it came to choosing a high school, there were three things I felt were important the school needed to have: strong academics with supporting teachers, a sense of family and community, and a good school spirit throughout the student body. St. Joseph High School is the school that showcases these three qualities the best. READ MORE...


Baseball Fundraiser - Feb 11

You are invited to

The St. Joseph High School

8th Annual Chargers Baseball Night Out!

Come join the Chargers in a night of great times, good food, Split-the-Pot, Raffle prizes, and more!

Located at Kenny's Irish Pub

(917 West 55th Street, Countryside, IL. 60525)

Saturday, February 11


For more information, contact Jay Meath at (708) 642-3326

Click here to view the event flier.

Buy A Brick Program!

Need an awesome gift for that special Charger/Tiger in your life?  

Buy a Brick for the memory entryway!  

You'll give 2 gifts in 1!

1 to your special someone and 1 to SJHS!


We are raising money for Financial Aid and Scholarships. The bricks will be placed at the front entrance of the school.

A standard size brick (4"x8") allows for four lines of printing ($125). A large brick (8"x8") allows for 6 lines of printing ($225).

Click here to view the order form


Email your complete form to Kathy Taylor at or mail to St. Joseph High School, Attn: Kathy Taylor, 10900 West Cermak Road, Westchester, IL 60154. 

Charger Bear Returns to SJHS

Westchester Chicago Bear Returns to 
St. Joseph HS
WR Cameron Meredith '10 Tapes Pregame Show on Campus
(Cam pictured right with SJHS Head Coach, Rich Petroski, Jr. and his son, Benjamin)
Written by: Tony Quattrochi, Development Staff Member
It's been over six years since Cameron Meredith walked the halls of St. Joseph High School. On December 6th he was greeted by former teachers, the varsity football team and former coaches as he returned to his alma mater. A Chicago Bear wide receiver and St. Joseph HS alum from the Class of 2010, Cameron renewed relationships before taping a segment of The Chicago Huddle, a weekly CSN Bears pregame show. 
The former quarterback of the St. Joseph High School Chargers, who left high school confident he would be playing in the National Football League one day, was named All - Area as a junior and he earned Honorable Mention as a sophomore. Cameron then headed to Illinois State University...READ MORE

Sinacore Brothers

 SJHS Alums Thrive on Work

Both Siblings Devoted to Working with Youth

Written by: Tony Quattrochi, Development Staff Member

When Matt Sinacore, SJHS Class of ‘07, returned to his alma mater to teach, he surprised himself. “Originally I wanted to teach History, based in large part on the effect of having had Brother Peter Hannon and Mr. Zitzer for classes, but circumstances in college (Loyola University) changed my direction.” Matt majored in English, although he’s never entirely shed history as an educational resource while he teaches literature. “I find it almost impossible to teach a book without going in depth with the history surrounding the book. I also love the conversation that books provide for us. Fiction or nonfiction, the events in a well-written story can teach us so much about our own humanity. I also learned a great deal from Ms. Fredriksen... READ MORE

2015-2016 SJHS Annual Report

Dear St. Joseph Alumni and Friends, 

We would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for supporting St. Joseph High School.  

The 2015-2016 Annual Fund is now available!

2015-2016 Annual Report

To learn more about the Charger's Club and other Development Opportunities, please click the link below:

Charger's Club & Development Opportunities

We continue to see many successes in all of our programs and activities. Many of these stories are highlighted in our Annual Reports.

Our St. Joseph High School administration, faculty, and staff continue to work hard in order to provide our present students an excellent Lasallian college-prep education. I would hope you are proud of the educational experience that we provide our Charger Scholars and will continue your own support of our Lasallian mission of education at St. Joseph High School!

Live Jesus in our hearts---Forever!

I would like to donate to the 2016-2017 ANNUAL APPEAL to help the Chargers! 




For reference, we also included the link to the 2014-2015 Annual Report from 2 years ago.    

2014-2015 Annual Report


Thank you to all the Chargers and Tigers who celebrated the 2016 Alumni Reunion on Saturday, November  5, 2016 at St. Joseph High School!

Honor classes were: 1966, 1976, 1986, 1991, 1996, and 2006!

Click here to view pictures from the event!


Stay in School!

SJHS Alum Ensures Future For University Students

Written by: Tony Quattrochi, Development Staff Member

Quotes about the value of an education are seemingly endless. Advice on the importance of staying in school is also plentiful. But action speaks louder than words and one St. Joseph High School graduate is truly making those words come alive. John Stachniak, SJHS Class of ‘82, is the National Director of Institutional Advancement for the DeVry Education Group. Responsible for the strategic development of national fundraising activity, John helps ensure that as many financially challenged students as possible are able to attend the family of schools that comprise the DeVry Education Group. “I lead a small but mighty team that raises resources for scholarships that help students continue on to graduation and achieve their education and career goals.” By engaging alumni and cultivating donor prospects, John has found much success. Last year his efforts provided $1 million in scholarships to students who might not have been able to attend DeVry otherwise.

Impacting the lives of these deserving students by awarding them such resources to stay in school is the most rewarding aspect of John’s job. “Seeing how students balance their education with the other challenges of working and having families, it is incredibly gratifying to see how a scholarship can make all the difference.”  One of the challenges....READ MORE

Signum Fidei Society

Leave Your Legacy at St. Joseph High School

Consider joining the Signum Fidei Society.  This special group of committed alumni and friends have remembered St. Joseph High School through planned gifts.  There are a variety of ways to join this group and we hope you will consider leaving a legacy gift to St. Joseph High School.


Planned Giving Opportunities

Wills and Trust make up the largest portion of planned gifts.  You may include St. Joseph High School in your planning, and St. Joseph High School can assist you and your attorney with the appropriate language to carry out your intentions.

Charitable Gift Annuities pay a fixed-rate annual income to you or another beneficiary for life, in return for a gift.  When the beneficiary passes on, the principal annuity is gifted to St. Joseph High School as you directed.  Donors also may enjoy a tax deduction and a portion of tax-free income.

Gifts of Life Insurance can be in the form of a paid up policy that is no longer needed, a current policy, a new policy with St. Joseph High School as the owner and beneficiary, or a policy with St. Joseph High School as a partial beneficiary.

Real Estate Gifts can take the form of an outright gift of your home, farm or vacation property or a retained life estate where donors Deed their property to St. Joseph High School, continue to use the property for as long as they choose and receive a tax deduction for the value of the property.

We are grateful for the support of the Signum Fidei Society members and all who support St. Joseph High School.  If you would like to learn more or become a member, please contact Br. Thomas Harding, FSC at 708-562-4433, ext. 114 or via email at


Click here to open a printable PDF of this information.


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