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When you support Jubilee, you support Memphis.


First Week Jitters

Today marks the end of our first week of school and what a great week it was! It brings back memories of my own Catholic education and the excitement of the first week of school. Seeing old friends and meeting new. Finding out which teachers we had and which ones we dodged. It was such a happy time. Today, thanks to donors like you, Jubilee children are able to attend a school they love in a nurturing environment filled with teachers who genuinely care about their well-being. With only one... Read More
Posted by Angela Fox at Friday, August 3, 2018
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The End of Another Year

WOW! You Did It! Another school year has come and gone and it is all because of YOU. Exams are over, lockers are emptied and graduation ceremonies have commenced. 1,500 Jubilee students have started their four week break and they will return to school at the end of July ready to begin another school year; their last school year as Jubilee. While we are sad our story is coming to an end, we still have one more year to carry out our mission of providing a high-quality, faith-based education... Read More
Posted by Angela Fox at Friday, June 22, 2018
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April Showers Bring May Flowers

April showers bring May flowers and other wonderful things into the learning garden at Memphis Catholic High School. Memphis Catholic is one of the nine Jubilee Schools located throughout Memphis’ urban neighborhoods where poverty levels and obesity rates are high. Three years ago Memphis Catholic partnered with fellow non-profits, the Kitchen Community and Come Alive Outside to create the community garden designed by students at Mississippi State. Needless to say, we were so pleased... Read More
Posted by Angela Fox at Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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Mardi Gras in Memphis

Jubilee’s Annual Spring Fundraiser, Mardi Gras in Memphis, was a great success this year. The event took place the last weekend in April at Memphis Catholic High School and raised much needed funds to see Jubilee Schools through to the end of their last year. We reached our sponsorship goal of $30K and raised an additional $6K at the door. Minus what it took to put on the event, every penny goes to Jubilee. Special thanks to everyone who volunteered and came out to support. It was a great... Read More
Posted by Angela Fox at Friday, May 18, 2018
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Happy Mother's Day from Jubilee

Who taught you to stand up for yourself and others? Who showed you that being kind doesn’t mean being weak. Who helped you discover the really important things in life? And if you ever got lost, who helped you find your way? Most of us would answer these questions with one word: MOM! In honor of Mother’s Day we would like to acknowledge all the moms of our beautiful Jubilee students. We realize the financial commitment it takes to send your child to a Jubilee school. We... Read More
Posted by Angela Fox at Monday, May 14, 2018
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There Is Still Work To Do.

Over the past month, Jubilee Catholic Schools have been a hot topic of news stations across the country. Everyone is reporting on the recent announcement of the 10 urban Catholic schools that will be closing at the end of the 2019 school year. Everyone is wondering what will happen after the closure, but what about what is happening right now. Right now, the Jubilee Catholic schools are in the middle of the third quarter of the school year. Right now, they are celebrating the season of Lent.... Read More
Posted by Angela Fox at Friday, February 16, 2018
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Stay Up to Date with the Latest News Regarding the Jubilee Schools

Dear Current and Prospective Families, Faculty, Friends & Supporters We have been alerted by the charter organization that a letter of intent to open new charter schools for the 2019-20 school year will be filed today. You may hear about this in the media. We wanted you to be the first to know. We will keep you updated and I will be at your school over the next month to answer questions. You are Important to us. Please continue reading to learn more about the channels of communication... Read More
Posted by Angela Fox at Thursday, February 1, 2018
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The Need

The holidays are upon us and everywhere we look we see abundance. On commercials and throughout shopping centers, the holidays are portrayed as a time of fun, family and festivities, but for some this is not the case.  At this time of year, we must remember that for some the holidays look very different than our own. It can be a challenging time to even put food on the table. For this very reason, each year the students at Memphis Catholic High School hold a food drive to collect... Read More
Posted by Angela Fox at Friday, December 1, 2017
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Listen for His Call

We are all called by God. Listen in your heart and follow God's call.  Last week, St Patrick Catholic School celebrated Vocations Week with a visit from a very special guest. Sister Monica Seaton of the Ursuline Sisters of MSJ Vocations shared her knowledge and joy with the children. National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life... Read More
Posted by Angela Fox at Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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So Many Reasons To Be Thankful

As the season of giving approaches, we can't help but reflect on the many gifts of which we have to be thankful. We are thankful for our teachers,  administrators, religious leaders, friends and donors, but most of all we are thankful for our students. We are thankful for the mission and the purpose they give to our lives. We are thankful for the individual personalities and gifts they bring to our Jubilee family. You see, they are what is means to be Jubilee. They are the true... Read More
Posted by Angela Fox at Friday, November 10, 2017
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This Wing's for You

Thanks to everyone that came out to support the Jubilee Schools by participating in the Wings of Jubilee Hotwing Festival & Cook-Off, especially our sponsors, cooking teams & volunteers. This year's festival would not have been possible without our generous sponsors. These guys keep the world turning with their philanthropic spirit and no amount of thanks would do them justice. Sincerest thanks to our title wing sponsor two year's running: Popeyes . Other event sponsors... Read More
Posted by Angela Fox at Friday, September 22, 2017
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Supporting Jubilee and Celebrating the Hotwing

Let's make Memphis great again by supporting the Wings of Jubilee Hotwing Festival & Cook-Off that benefits the Jubilee Catholic Schools. The Jubilee Schools serve 1600 students each year across nine schools located in urban Memphis areas by providing low-income students with significant need-based scholarships. All students are welcome. Only 30% of the student population is Catholic; 70% come from other faith traditions. So, when you support Jubilee, you support Memphis. In... Read More
Posted by Angela Fox at Friday, September 1, 2017
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Third Week & Still Smiling

Children at St Joseph Catholic School in Whitehaven are all smiles thanks to donors like you . Because of YOU they are able to go to a school where they feel safe and loved. This week they are thinking about what they want to be when they grow up. This little guy wants to be fireman because “they save lives.” Like most of our children, this child wants to help others because of the importance that is placed on service to others in all of the Jubilee Catholic Schools. They learn... Read More
Posted by Angela Fox at Friday, August 11, 2017
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Starting Off On The Right Foot

For the nine Jubilee schools throughout the Memphis area school is off to a great start. All because of donors like you, the Jubilee schools operate on a 200 day, year round schedule. More days in school ensures better retention and better academic achievment. Problems with failing schools are key issues for parents, politicians, school leaders and concerned citizens like you. Memphis is an iconic representation of these problems, and in recent years the city has become known as a... Read More
Posted by Angela Fox at Friday, July 28, 2017
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Little Flower Loves to Read

Our very own Little Flower made local news once again. Because of donors like you, the Jubilee schools continue to serve the children of Memphis and empower them with a love of reading.  "More than 100,000 people in Memphis are not functionally literate. That's according to the National Institute for Literacy. Several organizations in Memphis are trying to change that. Greater Memphis Media partnered with Saint Therese Little Flower Primary School Thursday to... Read More
Posted by Angela Fox at Friday, March 3, 2017
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Celebrating Black History Jubilee Style

Because of the support of donors like you, our students are able to celebrate their heritage and strive to reach their potential in a safe, faith-based environment. Students of St John Catholic School hosted their annual Black History program, "Words Have Power."  Family, friends and students gathered in the gym to march, sing, listen to dynamic guest speakers from the community and watch terrific performances from both professional and student dancers. High-profile... Read More
Posted by Angela Fox at Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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St. John Reaching Students through Song

Mrs. Finch and her 2nd graders at St. John Catholic School posted this video Friday and have since gone viral with over 5 million views. The video shows the class singing and dancing to their new morning routine, a revised version of "JuJu on the Beat." Finch found the video on Bethany Humphrey's blog, Teaching and So Fourth . (Lyrics can be found here .) "It's really helping them stay positive throughout the day," said Heather Finch. Read More
Posted by Heather Fjord at Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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The Leader in Me

This year, St. John joins St. Patrick Catholic School in using a school-wide program that aims to develop leadership skills in all students. The program, titled “The Leader in Me,” is based on a book of the same name and integrates the 7 Habits of leadership into elementary school curricula. In the 15-16 school year, St. Patrick staff members studied the book together and taught the 7 Habits in weekly guidance classes. Principal Rhiannon Thomas says they adopted the program because,... Read More
Posted by Heather Fjord at Friday, September 23, 2016
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Growing Leaders

For the first week of August, seniors at Memphis Catholic ensured that the freshman class felt welcomed and prepared for their journey as high school students. Freshmen arrivied on Monday to find their lockers mysteriously decorated and filled with treats (seniors stayed late on Friday to surprise their little siblings). Then, freshmen used mystery bags filled with clues to puzzle out who their big brother or sister might be. Sibling pairs bonded throughout the week at a pizza lunch and a trip... Read More
Posted by Angela Fox at Monday, September 12, 2016
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Blue Streak Grows the Jubilee Family

The Blue Streak Scholarship Fund, a grassroots organization dedicated to fundraising for the Jubilee Schools, has been in existence since 2003 and has donated over $1.5 million in support of students throughout Memphis. The organization began when several supporters of Catholic schools sat down together and decided they could be doing more to break the cycle of poverty through their support of excellent educational options. Since then, Blue Streak has raised money through online donations,... Read More
Posted by Heather Fjord at Friday, July 1, 2016
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Crowning of Mary

For the second year in a row, St. Patrick Catholic School and Blessed Sacrament Homeschool Group joined together to celebrate the May Crowning of Mary. Students from the homeschool group served as readers and altar servers during the Mass and crowned Mary following the final blessing. St Patrick students laid tissue paper flowers at Mary’s feet while BSHG students brought fresh flowers to the altar. Both the school and the group are happy for the partnership and foresee collaboration... Read More
Posted by Heather Fjord at Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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Making the Miracle in Memphis

Vision, focus, and patience. Bishop J. Terry Steib, S.V.D. has them all and has used them in guiding the Jubilee Catholic Schools through fifteen years of growth and success. In honor of his leadership, Jubilee’s annual fund will be named the Bishop Steib Miracle Fund. The fund will commemorate Bishop Steib and his enduring focus on serving those with the greatest need—children living in Memphis’ urban neighborhoods. While education was not part of young Steib’s... Read More
Posted by Heather Fjord at Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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