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The SJA Alumnae Association is excited to announce Citlali Mendieta-Ramos, SJA Class of 1997, as the 2017 Alumna of the Year Award recipient. The Alumna of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of an SJA alumna to her profession and/or community which support the mission of SJA.

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On Wednesday, August 16, over 27 juniors and seniors welcomed this year's Freshwomen to SJA! Link Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes 9th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience.

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The SJA Class of 2021 began their high school career on Thursday, August 17, following Freshwomen Orientation which took place the day before. Our new 9th graders represent over 40 elementary and middle schools across the city of Milwaukee. SJA is elated to welcome these students to our school community and are grateful that they have selected a Catholic, all-girl education for their high school experience.

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St. Joan Antida High School's class of 2021 completed a five week SJA Summer Academy in preparation for their freshwoman year at SJA. Daily programming included three hours of class time with the teaching staff that will be working with them during their 9th grade year, focusing on Math, English, and Study/Organizational Skills, followed by two hours of programming led by various community partners.
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St. Joan Antida High School is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Board of Directors: Tim Anheuser, Senior Vice President and Project Manager at Kapur and Associates, Inc. and Susan Hickey, Vice President, Senior Wealth Advisor at Johnson Bank.

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The Northwestern Mutual Foundation is giving $1.2 million in grants to support educational programs in Milwaukee.

The grants will support programs that display "measurable impact in the Milwaukee education system," with a focus on literacy programs that emphasize third-grade reading proficiency and mentoring programs, according to a news release

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Happy Mistakes Happen and Encouraged In St. Joan Antida High School Art Classes


It should have been a disaster — a ceramics project that exploded in the kiln, leaving one hardworking art student with a few shards of broken pottery instead of a completed piece fit for her portfolio.

But instead, it was a life lesson. "I kind of just rolled with it, and I made it into a piece that was way better than the original that I had," said Sarah Kopacz, a senior at St. Joan Antida High School and creator of the exploding dish. "Happy mistakes, I guess."

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Four College Possible grads on track to beat the odds

After living in a dorm freshman year, Peter Khanthavong, the youngest of nine children of Laotian immigrant parents, moved back home to the Merrill Park neighborhood.

He did so, he said, "to save money at first and then ... my brother (who was disabled and living at home) passed away and ... my mom needed the emotional support."

Khanthavong's widowed mother has since fallen ill and now requires kidney dialysis. He takes care of her and pays most of their living expenses.

College students such as Khanthavong, who comes from a low-income family, have to overcome so many obstacles to graduate that, nationally, only 11 percent do so in six years, according to Kelly Schaer, program director at College Possible, an organization that provides such students with coaching and support to get into college and earn a degree.

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St. Joan Antida High School is Positively Milwaukee!


Thank you to Carole Meekins and TMJ4 for featuring St. Joan Antida High School in a Positively Milwaukee segment. The piece highlights our visual arts program and how we have incorporated that curriculum into our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focus to form STEAM. Visual arts is a part of the school's core subject areas within the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

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St. Joan Antida High School's International Baccalaureate students present essays to advisors in inaugural Silver Platter Ceremony


Two years after St. Joan Antida High School became an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, the school hosted its first Silver Platter Ceremony. The event, which celebrates the culmination of 18 months of intensive research, analysis and writing, features the IB students presenting their final product – an extended essay or research project – to their advisors in exchange for an IB pin.

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