Ask a JPII Parent

Make a connection with a JPII parent by reading the profiles below and reaching out to ask questions, share concerns, or get the inside scoop! Everyone’s journey is different so feel free to reach out to more than one. They look forward to hearing from you!

Allison M.

Where we live: Greenville

Grade of my student(s): 11th (son)

Interests/Extracurriculars of our student(s): football, baseball, weight lifting, boat building class, and fishing

About Me
We have been part of the JPII community for two years. Our son attended St. Peter Catholic School from Pre-K through the 8th grade and our two younger children currently attend St. Peter. We are so grateful for the teachers and staff of JPII who genuinely care about every student. We have enjoyed getting to know other JPII families through athletic events, the Family Association meetings, and other school activities. We have confidence in the members of the JPII leadership team who make thoughtful and careful decisions concerning the school.  JPII is a blessing to our family! I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. GO SAINTS!

 

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Kerrie P.

Where we live: Winterville

Grade of my student(s): 10th (son)

Interests/Extracurriculars of our student(s): music (flute), PEP Band, woodworking/boat building, fitness, engineering, and art

About Me
Our family moved to N.C. from Upstate N.Y. where the kids were attending a small Catholic School. After spending a few years in public education and establishing our roots in N.C., we found JPII as our son was transitioning into high school. This has been a blessing and both our children are thriving. I’m very thankful for the teachers and administrators and their dedication to the spiritual and educational growth of our students.

 

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Mary D.

Where we live: Winterville

Grade of my student(s): 10th (son)

Interests/Extracurriculars of our student(s): playing baseball, going fishing, playing Xbox, and hanging out with friends

About Me
Coming from the public school sector, JPII has been a breath of fresh air. It is very important to us as parents that we are aware of the educational content our son is learning, as well as the direction of the educational content being provided by the school. JPII does this. They teach their students how to think, and not what to think, and that educational philosophy is one that we highly value.  From the moment Christian and I toured JPII with Principal Mr. C, we knew immediately this was the school for him.  We decided not to tour any more schools in town, for we had found the one. From the parental perspective, the administration and the staff at JPII show great value for their parents. Parental concerns are not dismissed, but heard and addressed, which is a virtue! When COVID-19 threw us all a curve, the learning through remote learning continued at JPII and the transition was a positive one thanks to the amazing administration and staff! Christian’s first year of high school has been filled with a growth in his faith, academic bounds, friendships, and a great kickoff for the JPII baseball program! If you are interested in JPII, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I have so many positive and great things to share about the school. If you are looking for a school that is faith-based (all faiths welcome) with a focus on academic success, JPII is a fantastic choice and you will not be disappointed!

 

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Renee M.

Where we live: Winterville

Grade of my student(s): 10th & 12th (sons)

Interests/Extracurriculars of our student(s): 12th grader: football, baseball, swimming, president of the junior class, and leader of Faustina House; 10th grader: football, basketball, and lacrosse

About Me
We toured JPII in the summer of Brody’s 8th grade year and were blown away with all of the students, teachers, and staff. Everyone was so nice and helpful! Brody quickly decided he wanted to go to JPII and soon after that tour Ethan decided he wanted to transfer to JPII. I am convinced God led us to JPII and we have been excited to be part of the SAINTS family ever since! You have to tour and see for yourself the opportunities available, and your idea of a small high school in the middle of Greenville will forever be changed!

 

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John M.

Where we live: Farmville

Grade of my student(s): 10th (daughter)

Interests/Extracurriculars of our student(s): several sports at school including soccer and cheerleading, club ice hockey, and volunteering with children and young adults with disabilities

About Me
My children went to Saint Peter Catholic School and the choice of JPII was a natural decision. We have had a wonderful experience. The staff has always been accessible and very supportive of the students and families.

 

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Jenny G.

Where we live: Winterville

Grade of my student(s): 9th and 11th (sons)

Interests/Extracurriculars of our student(s): baseball, travel, mission/church volunteering, visiting the beach, camping, and many outdoor activities

About Me
We have been with JPII for two years now. When our family was first introduced to JPII, my oldest son was in 7th grade and we (and especially him) fell in love with the school including the students and staff.  We are not Catholic and never considered a Catholic education until we attended an open house. My son talked for two years about that's where he felt he needed to be. My son is very active in school, playing sports, participating in clubs, and volunteering at other activities. My youngest is excited about attending JPII for high school as well. I'm happy to be a resource for you if you would like to know what it is like to attend a Catholic school when you don't practice Catholicism.

 

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Brandi I.

Where we live: Greenville

Grade of my student(s): 11th (son)

Interests/Extracurriculars of our student(s): swimming, drama club, choir

About Me
We have been part of the JPII family for a couple of years now and love it. My son has been an introvert for years and bullied badly in school. I was determined to find him someplace safe to continue his education as well as a place that would benefit him in other ways. JPII has done just that. He has a ton of friends now, is getting a great education, and has come out of his shell. He joined the swim team during his freshman year, was a big part in the production of Beauty and the Beast, and continues to be part of the performing arts department. He has joined in leadership positions for his class and continues to grow each year. JPII has not only given my son the best education possible but also has given him the opportunity to grow within himself. Best decision I ever made!

 

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Sherelle H.

Where we live: Winterville

Grade of my student(s): 11th (daughter)

Interests/Extracurriculars of our student(s): Most importantly, God! After that, SGA, Link Crew, cheerleading, basketball, soccer, and performing arts

About Me

God led us to JPII prior to Destini’s freshman year. This decision was left to Destini and it is among the best decisions she has made because of her spiritual and personal growth. I served as vice president of the Family Association for the 2019-2020 school year and will serve as president for the 2020-2021 school year. I am also very supportive and active in JPII events. JPII has really been there for my family and I would love to share my experience to add to the loving JPII family. Everyone in my family is a HUGE Cowboys fan! GO COWBOYS!

 

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Silvia F.

Where we live: Greenville

Grade of my student(s): 11th (daughter)

Interests/Extracurriculars of our student(s): volleyball, Girl Scouts, writing, travel

About Me

We have been a part of the JPII family for two years. From the very first visit, we were impressed with not only the high-quality education that the school offers but also the welcoming environment that is a foundation of the JPII experience. The family-like atmosphere makes it easy to connect with other parents and students. We have watched our daughter grow both academically, under the tutelage of the passionate teachers and staff, as well as spiritually as she has fully embraced and strengthened her faith. We truly believe that God has brought us to JPII. 

 

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Whitney B.

Whitney is bilingual (English & Spanish)

Where we live: Vanceboro

Grade of my student(s): 2020 graduate (son), 10th (daughter), 10th (son)

Interests/Extracurriculars of our student(s): 2020 grad: Spanish and Art Club, student body president, National Honor Society president, and soccer; 9th grade daughter: Art Club, volleyball, soccer, and an ambassador for SGA; 9th grade son: soccer and basketball

About Me
We made the absolute best decision when we chose JPII for our children's high school education. My son is more than prepared for college. He not only received a top-notch education, but also had the time of his life doing it. This was equally important to me. He LOVES his school. How many teenagers can actually say that? ALL OF MINE DO!!  My two 9th graders have entered the high school experience seamlessly. They enjoy their classes and adore their teachers. What more could a mom want?  I have 2 more younger girls (8 and 13) that can't wait for their high school experience at JPII. I truly feel a part of the community there and my children feel safe and cared about. This school, and its AMAZING staff and UNBEATABLE leadership, have been a blessing to our family. I only wish I had gone to JPII as a kid! I can't thank them enough for all that they do on a daily basis!

 

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