News and Announcements

  • December 22nd, 2015

    Hot off the Press! Journalism Club First Edition This Week

    Journalism Club has been a journey for both the students and coordinators. Our very first week the students chose what job they would like to do for the paper. Many chose photography, and a great number chose art and creative writing. The students were given Press Passes courtesy of Tom Ceniglio, and we were off to great start. As the… Read More

  • December 17th, 2015

    Standing Ovation at the Christmas Band Concert

    St. John School Parents, Families, Teachers, Faculty and students alike were treated to a magnificent performance when the SJS Cadet and Advanced Band, under the supervision of Mrs. Hurlbert, presented the St. John School Christmas Band Concert, on Wednesday, Dec. 16th. The sixteen piece Cadet Band opened the concert and played songs such as "Merrily We Rolled Along", "French Song"… Read More

  • December 16th, 2015

    5th & 8th Graders Visit "Joy to the World" Creche Exhibit

    The 5th and 8th graders went to the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven to see the "Joy to the World Creches of Central Europe" exhibit; their 15th annual Christmas Tree Festival with 24 beautifully decorated trees done by parochial schools around the state; and the KOC museum collection of nativities, including a 120 square foot Neapolitan diorama depicting the… Read More

  • December 14th, 2015

    Yoga: A New Club This Fall

    This fall, St. John School had its first Yoga Club.  The club was a success with 19 student yogis meeting in the month of October.   The purpose of the Yoga Club was to introduce the children to the many benefits of yoga, blending asana (yoga postures), games and breath work. The Yoga Club empowered all of the students, creating… Read More

  • November 12th, 2015

    SJS Honors Veterans - 4th & 5th Grade Surprise Project

    A Show of Pinwheel Pride!In anticipation of our Veteran's Day Ceremony, students in the 4th and 5th grades showed their dedication and support by completing a challenging art project!  Our young artists created paper pinwheel pins to be worn by students, faculty, and visiting veterans on Veterans Day!  The art room buzzed with the anticipation of this surprise for our… Read More

  • November 3rd, 2015

    Learning at Cypress Cemetery

    On a beautiful fall day, the 5th graders exercised their bodies and minds with a walking field trip to Cypress Cemetery in Old Saybrook.  Led by their guide, Mr. Torrance Downes, the students heard stories of Old Saybrook's founding families, veterans, and the Saybrook Collegiate School. Mr. Downes is very fond of the cemetery and reoriented traditional thinking from cemeteries being scary… Read More

  • November 3rd, 2015

    Kindergarten Community Helpers

    As part of the “Community Helpers” module, St. John School Kindergarteners went on two field trips down Main St., accompanied by their teacher, Mrs. Clark. On October 9th, they visited the Old Saybrook Post Office where they were given a guided tour. They learned how the mail was sorted, what time it arrived to the facility, how it ended up… Read More

  • October 30th, 2015

    SJS Scarecrows Win 3rd Place

    St. John School students participated in the first Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce sponsored scarecrow contest. Students created not only one, but three scarecrows! They are proudly displayed on the St. John School rectory lawn. Much fun was had by the students creating their masterpieces with the help of art teacher, Ms Brubaker.   THIRD PLACE WIN!! a HUGE THANK… Read More

  • September 3rd, 2015

    Paving the Way to a New School Year

    Thank you all for your patience as we complete the resurfacing of the parking lots for the Church and School.  Watch your emails and website for temporary adjustments to the drop off and pick up process, as well as visitor parking.  Looking forward to beautiful new ways to St. John School! – Mother Elaine   God of wisdom and might,… Read More

  • June 16th, 2015

    A Slide Show of Spring Activities - from Spelling Bee to Graduation

    {{widget type="photos" name="slideshow" album_id="7" width="360" height="240" speed="Fast" fx="fade"}} April 23 – School Spelling BeeCongratulations to everyone who qualified to participate in the Spelling Bee from their grades.  What an exciting "nail biter, edge of the seat " event for the kids and spectators to watch!  Ms. Ashborn, Mrs. Hanly and Mother Elaine served as the official judges and time keepers.… Read More