Messages from the Athletic Director
August 31, 2020
Dear SJHA Parents,
It’s with great joy I get to introduce myself as the St. Joseph Hill Academy Elementary School Athletic Director. It has been my pleasure already speaking with great parents who have wonderful ideas as we begin our school year.
Challenging our students/children academically at SJHA is an understatement, with great preparation, teaching and guidance SJHA thrives every day at this skill. As important as academics are, sports and socializing are just as important and critical to a child’s development. Challenging our students/children on a competitive level teaches them patience, sportsmanship and eventually molds them into great leaders as they continue to grow and learn. Sports at SJHA have a great past and an even better future.
Throughout the summer I have been in touch with all Sports Directors as we continue to work diligently throughout COVID-19 and will be ready to go as soon as things begin to open up and sports make their return.
Additionally, all directors and myself would like each of you to be aware that SJHA offers many programs, clubs and activities where your child can learn, grow and play on all levels.
Teams and Clubs are formed with the sole interest of giving every child a place to play and exercise. Please be aware that club, league, player and team placement is at the discretion of each director, athletic director and principal. Please keep in mind all of our coaches are volunteers and all coaches are mandated to complete a background check prior to becoming a coach.
Don’t hesitate to call or email me with any questions/concerns. If you see me on campus, please say hello. I’m looking forward to a great 2020/2021 sports season and hopefully talking with all of you.
** To give you a quick and brief update we are currently working on adding a SJHA Cross Country Team as well as a Baseball Team. More information to follow in the coming months! **
Mr. Michael Smith
St. Joseph Hill Academy Elementary School
Staten Island, New York
718-981-1187 ext 9657