House System

4 Houses. 1 JPII.

To facilitate a stronger JPII community, students (and their parents), faculty, staff, and coaches are members of one of four houses named for saints that our patron St. Pope John Paul II either canonized or beatified (below). ​The house system seeks to foster the community of JPII by providing opportunities for service, friendly competition, team-building activities, social events, leadership, and building school spirit.  It is the mission of the house system to strive to give every member of the school community a place to belong, grow, and thrive. The house system also helps to retain the small community feel of our school as enrollment grows.

FAUSTINA HOUSE

  • Named for St. Maria Faustina
  • Motto: “Jesus I trust in you”
  • Charism: Mercy
  • Feast Day: October 5
  • Color: Red

KOLBE HOUSE

  • Named for St. Maximillian Kolbe
  • Motto: “Kneel before the Altar”
  • Charism: Sacrifice
  • Feast Day: August 14
  • Color: Black

PIO HOUSE

  • Name for St. Padre Pio
  • Motto: “My past, O Lord, to Your mercy; my present, to Your love; my future to Your providence.”
  • Charism: Healing and Suffering
  • Feast Day: September 23
  • Color: Rose/Pink

TERESA HOUSE

  • Named for St. Teresa of Calcutta (or more commonly known as Mother Theresa)
  • Motto: “Do Small Things with great love”
  • Charism: Service
  • Feast Day: September 5
  • Color: Blue

Students earn points by participating in JPII activities as well as when their actions and service to others exceeds expectations. Each quarter, the house that is leading the points competition is recognized and at the end of the year the house with the most points is named house champion.
How do students earn points?

  • performing random acts of kindness
  • being an altar server or reading at weekly Mass
  • participating in or attending sporting events
  • playing an active role in a club or organization
  • hosting a shadow student
  • perfect attendance
  • Honor Roll
  • surprise house competitions

There is only one way to lose points: discipline referrals.

Once a student is inducted into a house, they remain in that house throughout their years at JPII.

House Leadership

Each spring, each house elects representatives (rising sophomore through rising senior) to serve as house leaders for the following school year. These leaders are given leadership formation and the opportunity to develop their talents through event planning and management. House leaders strive to be role models of service, to use their gifts for the betterment of the school, and to engage and inspire all students to actively participate in our JPII community.

Houses mean that JPII students:

  • become an important part of their school community from their very first day
  • engage in many opportunities to lead, participate, and serve
  • get to know people from all grade levels
  • discover and apply their gifts in the areas of mind, body, and spirit