News and Announcements

  • November 10th, 2016

    PreK & 8th Grade "Buddy Together" for the Rosary!

    As many know, October is the month of the Rosary.  Each Wednesday in October, SJS reading buddies in Grade 8 and PreK prayed a decade of the Glorious Mysteries. For many PreK students, it was their first experience praying the Rosary. They have been so fortunate to have the older 8th Grade students assisting them in how to use the… Read More

  • November 5th, 2016

    St. John’s Robotics Team – Part 1: The Owl Team

    For the past few years St. John’s students have been participating in the First Lego League Competition. FLL introduces young people, ages 9 to 14, to the fun and excitement of science and technology. The research theme this year is called Animal Allies.  Students are challenged to identify a way in which humans and animals interact, find a problem with… Read More

  • November 4th, 2016

    1st Grade "Student of the Day" Leads Math Meeting!

    The First Grade comes together each day for their “Math Meeting”! The students are excited for the ‘Student of the Day” to take the role of the teacher, stand before the class, and ask teacher directed questions. The questions encompass many of the math standards being taught throughout the year. Questions will include topics such as Completing patterns Place Value… Read More

  • October 31st, 2016

    Fridays are STEM Fridays in 5th Grade at SJS!

    Fridays are not just any day in 5th Grade, they are “STEM FRIDAYS”! Fifth grade has been having some fun while learning about Science, Technology, Math and Engineering (STEM) on STEM Friday's. In Ms. Ashborn’s 5th Grade classroom, planning, strategy, and working cooperatively with others is also stressed. As many may know, STEM education is active (as you can see from the… Read More

  • October 28th, 2016

    SJS Garden at YMCA Helps Serve Local Community!

    The Valley Shore YMCA had another hugely successful season by supplying over 3,000 lbs of produce this season to help feed the needy! St. John School HSA and Knights of Columbus each have contributed $250 for the last 3 years for two beds to support the YMCA’s Outreach garden program. In the Fall of 2013 the Valley Shore YMCA leadership… Read More

  • October 26th, 2016

    100th+ Recipient of the Vocations Chalice - a SJS Family!

    The Vocations Chalice for the St. Pio Minstry was purchased in 2011 by Principal, Mother Elaine & SJS students with their Pennies from Heaven. The St. John Community has now reached the milestone of over 100+ families who have received the Chalice at home to pray for vocations since Pope John Paul II was canonized on April 27, 2014.  With this… Read More

  • October 17th, 2016

    Something Fishy going on at SJS!

    Grades 3 and 4 became Jr. Marine Explorers on a very sunny and warm day in September as they explored the 3 main habitats of Long Island Sound with their teachers, Mrs. Holmes and Mrs. Papp. First they experienced the thrills of touching all the marine creatures in the "Touch Tank" provided by Maritime Education in Old Saybrook, directed by Kathy David.… Read More

  • October 12th, 2016

    SJS Students go through “Holy Door” at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

    It is quite a special day when the Kindergarten to Eighth grade students of St. John School take a school field trip together but an even more special day when the field trip is to the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, the mother church of the Diocese of Norwich. The occasion of the visit was to attend Mass celebrated by… Read More

  • October 11th, 2016

    The First "Art Pickle Award" of 2016/17 Academic Year is Awarded at SJS!

    Today, the first art award of the year was presented to a well deserving eighth grader here at Saint John School. For each art assignment the “Art Pickle Award” is granted to a student who has achieved a personal best. This “personal best” is evaluated based on focus, practice of skill-based learning, and growth in relation to past projects. In… Read More

  • October 3rd, 2016

    St. Teresa of Calcutta - Larger than Life at SJS!

    The first week of art classes at SJS had students working hard studying the life and image of Saint Teresa of Calcutta! In a school-wide art project students joined together in the creation of a larger than life portrait of Mother Teresa! Students not only replicated her image but reflected on what messages she has left for us through her… Read More