News and Announcements

  • March 14th, 2017

    SJS Debuts 1st Annual Shamrock 5K Run!

    Runners and walkers braved the bitter arctic conditions on Saturday, March 11th to participate in the 1st Annual St. John School Shamrock Run! After a prayer from Mother Elaine Moorcroft, the kid’s Fun Run kicked off at 8.30am with an enthusiastic and smiling group of kids, despite a temperature of 17 degrees with wind chills below zero. Eager supporters cheered… Read More

  • March 9th, 2017

    Wax Museum Day in 5th Grade!

    On Tuesday, March 7th, Mrs. Asborn’s 5th grade students got to test their standing stamina by posing as wax statues of their favorite historical or current-day person. Each student was charged first with reading an autobiography or biography of the person they admire, writing up a report, and creating a tri-fold with pictures and information about their selected person. Next,… Read More

  • February 10th, 2017

    The SJS Robotics Team Partners with The Friends of Acton Public Library

    The Robotics Team is at it again. They just presented at a mock tournament in Farmington and took home the trophy for “Best Presentation” for their skit about the issue of noise in the ocean and a possible solution for lessening that noise that disturbs marine life.   Next, in a partnership with The Friends of the Acton Public Library,… Read More

  • February 10th, 2017

    Saint John School Boys JV Basketball “Looking Up” & Winter Invitational

    The JV Boys is under a brand new slate of coaches this year and their play is "looking up." In the last 2/3s of their 12 games, they picked up 3 wins and a whole lot of grit and grins. The team has seen a lot of growth in team work, assertiveness, and that “grit,” as Coach and Dad Dan Pond says.… Read More

  • February 10th, 2017

    PRESS RELEASE : SJS Robotics Club Spotlighted to Local Press

    Have you ever wondered what could capture a kid’s interest in something other than the latest electronic game?   Look no further than St. John’s School in Old Saybrook!    Students from the Middle school level have happily involved themselves in an after school program called the Robotic’s Club.  The concept of the program comes from First Lego League.   This was an… Read More

  • January 19th, 2017

    SJS Counts Down to Celebrate National Catholic Schools Week 2017!

      Catholic Schools Week 2017 Theme ~ Catholic Schools : Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service At St. John School and across the United States, Catholic Schools Week is a celebration of Catholic Education. The National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) selects a theme and each school plans activities around this theme. At St. John School, Catholic Schools Week is a… Read More

  • January 3rd, 2017

    SJS Students present a truly spectacular "Lessons & Carols" 2016!

    On December 22nd, St John School presented "Lessons and Carols" for the 2016-17 academic year. For many, this Christmas prayer and carol service is the highlight of Christmas as we prepare to welcome the baby Jesus. This year's presentation promised some new elements and was truly spectacular.   {{widget type="photos" name="slideshow" album_id="22" width="440px" height="480px" speed="Fast" fx="fade" album_name="true"}}  The evening began with… Read More

  • December 28th, 2016

    SJS Bands “Ring” in the Holiday Season

    Under the direction of Ms Patty Hurlburt, the SJS Bands performed a Christmas Concert for students and families on Tuesday, December 20th in the SJS Gym at 1:30.   {{widget type="photos" name="slideshow" album_id="21" width="420px" height="300px" speed="Medium" fx="fade"}}   The 4th grade Cadet Band opened followed by the 5th through 8th grade Advanced Band, and the concert concluded with a quartet ensemble playing “O Little… Read More

  • December 15th, 2016

    Eighth Graders Host Spaghetti Dinner

    The Eighth Graders hosted the Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, December 2nd at Saint John School. They had a great turn out and served everyone in Santa style and smiles donning Santa hats and red aprons. There were so many people that they ran out of pasta and an emergency run had to be made to replenish. A few Seventh Graders… Read More

  • December 15th, 2016

    Goodbye & Thanks to the 2016 SJS Scarecrows!

    As we take down and “say goodbye” to the 2016 SJS Scarecrows, we say a HUGE thanks again for all involved in making the Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Fest a great success for our school! Thanks to the students and parents who helped make the scarecrows, to Ms. Brubaker for all her hard work and creativity, to all who voted… Read More