Doug Smith recently joined JPII as the Associate Director of Recruiting and Advancement. In this new role, he will be working with prospective students and their families as well as individuals who are interested in supporting the school with their time, talent, and treasure.
Smith brings more than 17 years of marketing and communications experience, most recently as a product marketing specialist with Hyster-Yale Group.
The College Board (collegeboard.org) has released their 8th Annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll and John Paul II Catholic High School is the only high school in Pitt County to be placed on the list. The Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, which includes John Paul II Catholic High School, is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada who earned the distinction due to the quality of Advanced Placements offered and students who earned a score of 3 or higher when tested.
John Paul II is excited to announce that our Spanish Club has starting up again. The Spanish Club is an organization focused on exposing students to the Spanish language and celebrating Spanish and Latin American culture.
Club activities including leading school celebrations for culture holidays like La Dia de los Muertos (the day of the dead), guest speakers, service work and fundraising events for the third world countries, eating out at Hispanic restaurants, and even putting on presentations for visitors and school events.
Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama has been installed, and we are honored that John Paul II’s own Caleb Flowers was selected to welcome the Diocese of Raleigh’s new bishop. >
Across the gallery of notable figures invited to attend the installation, Caleb Flowers had the proud distinction as the only high school student selected to greet Bishop Zarama. The 6th Bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh’s installation mass was held on August 29th at 2pm in the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral.
We are happy to announce that Fr. Romen Acero has been selected as the replacement to Fr. Nick, who was reassigned at the end of the last school year. Fr. Romen will be sharing his duties between St. Gabriel’s and our school, allowing us to deepen the already strong relationship between the parish and JPII.
Pope Francis calls Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama to North Carolina to serve as the 6th bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh. Bishop Zarama was appointed earlier this month in Rome and will be installed at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral on August 29th.
St. Peter's Catholic School welcomes new school principal Mr. Doug Jones. Originally from Perrysburg, Ohio, Jones has a BS in Chemistry from Grove City College in Pennsylvania and an MBA from Boston University.