Pope Francis has condemned the “sin of racism” and also stated, “We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form. Silence during these times is tolerance.” In light of the current events happening across our country and the world, St. Paul Catholic High School stands in solidarity with Pope Francis and the Catholic Church against all forms of injustice.
We PRAY for peace, civility and an end to the violence erupting across our country in response to the tragic death of George Floyd and others. May hope be restored, respect for life preserved, racism eradicated and justice served. We believe every person is made in the image and likeness of God and has value and worth.
Our St. Paul Class of 2020, their families and the entire St. Paul community were invited to watch the pre-recorded commencement exercises from the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford. On June 2, 2020, our graduates enjoyed a “campus parade” seeing faculty, staff, and receiving their diplomas (pictures to come). Sit back, relax, and enjoy the Class of 2020’s historic commencement ceremony.
During this Coronavirus Crisis, St. Paul administration has taken steps in these unprecedented times to continue with the school’s mission of educating young minds, hearts and spirits, albeit in an unconventional way.
As we continue to deal with the outbreak of COVID-19, the St. Paul community is connected through online learning, “after-school” virtual meetings, virtual Chapel Prayer service & social media conversations.
It is the goal, as always to live our five core values each and every day. Faith, Character, Community, Excellence, and Service.
The health and safety of our students, faculty and the entire St. Paul community is of utmost importance to us. Our hope is that closing our school contributes to slowing the spread of this virus throughout our region and state. Be assured, we will stay in contact with you during this unprecedented time. We pray for the health and well-being of all of our students, their families and all those effected during this global crisis. Stay well. – Mr. Cary Dupont ’72 President/Chief Administrator
With COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing in place we have decided to postpone the St. Paul Alumni Golf Tournament from the original date of Thursday, June 18, 2020 to Thursday, September 24, 2020. Make sure to SAVE THE DATE on your calendar! We can’t wait to see you! More information on sponsorships and registration will be sent along to you in the coming months!
5.21.20 *NEW* – Attention – Important Information regarding SP spring web-stores (Baseball & Golf). See the statement below from PTS regarding the continued delay of our team stores as a result of the Coronavirus.
We are still not fully operational at this time. We are doing our very best, however, some of the delay is due to the vendors not being able to ship us the product within the normal time frame. After looking into both of these orders, it looks as though both stores are due to be produced this week. However, we only have 1 person going in to ship twice a week given that production is still playing catch up with the time missed. I am hopeful that these orders will ship by the latest next week. I hope this is helpful. I truly appreciate your patience. Please let me know if there is anything more I can do to help. Thank you, Nicole Tardiff – 978-688-3300 ext. 157
5.3.20 – CT celebs including St. Paul’s Byron Jones ‘10 offer congratulations to CT Scholar-Athletes. If you missed the Virtual Scholar-Athlete Banquet or just want to see if again! Click here – http://casci.ac/5571
4.28.20 – Sunday’s virtual banquet will feature all 358 Scholar Athlete names displayed, keynote remarks from @AmityHighSchoolprincipal and former Olympian Anna Mahon, congratulations from recognizable CT sports faces, scholar athlete features and more. http://Casci.ac/5555
4.27.20 – CIAC will hold virtual Scholar-Athlete Banquet on Sunday, May 3
4.24.20 – Please CLICK HERE for a statement from the CIAC following their Board of Control meeting on Thursday. Although the CIAC has decided to cancel spring state tournaments based on the limited time the calendar would provide, they have left open the possibility of league play in June (the NVL athletic directors are busy working on scenarios for league play if we are able to return to school). Keep doing your part by working diligently in the classroom and following all coronavirus guidelines. Stay safe and healthy.
See what student-athletes from all over CT have to say about flattening the curve!
Make sure to look for our very own Julian Thayer ’20
Thank you for this PSA!
CIAC Spring Sports Update Regarding COVID – 19
Release from CIAC – March 18, 2020
CHESHIRE, Conn. – Following an online meeting with nearly 70 school, athletic and governmental leaders CIAC reached a consensus that canceling the entirety of the spring sports season is premature at this time. There is a strong desire to provide student athletes some spring athletic experience if possible. Any plan for spring sports will need to adhere to the guidelines from the Governor’s office, Department of Education and health experts regarding the potential reopening of schools to establish a specific time frame.
“These are unprecedented challenges for our schools, and it is of the utmost importance that we provide answers and a structure to support our membership and maintain the possibility of a spring sports experience for our student-athletes,” CAS-CIAC Executive Director Glenn Lungarini stated. “CIAC understands the value of providing students a spring sports experience, if possible. However, the health and safety of our communities must remain at the center of our decision making.”
The online meeting discussion emphasized that while student-athletes may want to begin preparations for a potential season that respecting the recommendations for social distancing and avoiding group activities prior to the approved time will aid in keeping athletes safe and allow for the season to begin in a timely manner if approved. The uncertainty of the timeline for school openings requires the understanding that any plans to begin spring sports will be fluid and should have the ability to reflect the different needs of different school communities.
Christ is the reason for St. Paul Catholic High School. Upon this foundation, young men and women from diverse backgrounds are challenged to be their personal best in academics, athletics, fine arts, and service to others, as they prepare for the rigors of college and lifelong learning. The St. Paul community is distinguished by the respect, care, and encouragement members give each other to achieve moments of greatness.
Our Core Values
Faith – Knowing, believing in, and living the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.
Character – Living our Christian values with confidence and conviction.
Community – Fostering a sense of belonging by creating a safe and nurturing environment.
Excellence – Achieving one’s personal best and contributing to the success of our community.
Service – Giving of one’s self to help and support others.