St. Joseph Catholic School
Excellence in Education



Welcome to the St. Joseph Catholic School website!
Our address is:
310 Orth
Yoakum, Tx 77995
Fax 361-293-3004
Susan Kelley

St. Joseph Mission Statement
To teach the children of God
to walk in the footsteps of Christ.
We stress the total development of the child:
Spiritual, Moral, Intellectual, Social,
Emotional and Physical
Any changes made to the SJS handbook will be noted on the school website. Changes will also be made in the handbook that can be viewed by clicking on the
handbook tab.


Reporting Abuse
If you or someone you know has been sexually abused by a member of the clergy or other church personnel, you can register a complaint by one of the following means:
--First, call the Department of Family and Protective Services at 1-800-252-5400
  or report the abuse online.
--If the person is in immediate danger, call 911
--Then call the Chancery at 361-573-0828 and ask to speak with the Bishop; or
--Call Rev. Gary Janak at 361-575-4741 or Sr. Emilie Eilers at 361-575-7111, 
  Coordinators of Pastoral Care and Outreach; or
--Write to: The Most Rev. David E. Fellhauer, Diocese of Victoria, P.O. Box
   4070, Victoria, Texas 77903-4070.  Mark your letter "Personal and
We will help you bring your concerns to Church officials outside the diocese if the abuse occurred elsewhere and you now reside in the Diocese of Victoria.  If you are unsure about bringing a complaint or would like further information, please contact:
Rev. Gary Janak at 361-575-4741.

Our school Safe Environment Coordinator is Laurie Jahn.  She may be reached at

If you have questions, please contact us.
Spirit Shirts
Are your SJS spirits shirts looking old or worn out, contact the office if you need new shirts; we have them in the office. 
Drop Off/Pick-Up
Morning Drop-Off
Behind the rectory
In front of the Church
On the school side of Orth Street
Afternoon Pick-Up
Pick up will be on the
 school side of Orth Street
**At no time are children allowed to walk between cars or cross the street**
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Recycle old spirit shirts!
If your child is outgrowing spirit shirts and you want to make room for new ones, you may send the gently used spirit shirts to the office! These shirts will be recycled for free, as available! Share the wealth and pay it forward!
Parents this is just a reminder, while waiting in line to pick up your children, please do not block driveways to homes.

  If SchoolReach leaves a message, especially on cell phones, there can be a small amount of lag time in the message.  Please allow a little time before the message starts to play back.  If at any time you need to change phone numbers where you would like to be reached, please contact the office. 

If you would like the SJS logo or a tiger embroidered on a school shirt Janet Adamek will do this for $5.00.  You may call her at 293-0081