News and Announcements

  • November 9th, 2017

    Goodbye and thanks to the SJS Scarecrows 2017!

    As we take down the 2017 SJS Scarecrows, we say a HUGE thanks again for all involved in making and assembling the scarecrows, Ms. Colburn for her expertise and creativity, to all who voted - teachers, SJS staff, parents, parishioners, friends of SJS! Thank you!   While we did not place this year, we value the SJS scarecrows as our… Read More

  • November 8th, 2017

    SJS Robotics Club compete in the First Lego League Competition on Nov 11th!

      Where do our children learn the benefits of cooperation, teamwork and scientific invention? Right here at the Robotics Club at St John School.  This club is part of a larger organization called First Lego League. Every year in August, FLL publishes a challenge to all teams in the state for the 2017 competition. The challenge for the current year… Read More

  • November 6th, 2017

    Mrs. Clark Helps the Kindergarten “Look for the Helpers”

    Mrs. Clark Helps the Kindergarten “Look for the Helpers” We all know the famous quote from Mr. Rogers.   In times of trouble his mother would encourage him to “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”  Each year Mrs. Clark introduces her young students to the wider community to which St John School belongs, specifically the… Read More

  • October 13th, 2017

    SJS Student Council helps shine a light on the power of the rosary & Our Lady of Fatima

    On Friday, October 13, the SJS Student Council, under the supervision of 8th grade teacher Mrs. Graham, beautifully planned and organized a school wide rosary at St John Church to honor the Miracle of the Sun in Fatima.  Father Martin began by explaining that the origin of the prayer of the rosary began in 1221 when St. Dominic was moved… Read More

  • October 5th, 2017

    Bishop Cote Makes Annual Visit to St. John School

    Bishop Cote joined faculty and students for Morning Prayer on Tuesday October 3, and spent the morning visiting with the children in each classroom.  The children prayed the Guardian Angel prayer in honor of the Feast of the Guardian Angels that was celebrated this week.  The newly formed SJS choir led the school in song as well as the national… Read More

  • October 5th, 2017

    St. John Students Speak at Seven Local Area Parishes

    Over two weekends in September, St. John students spoke at local area parishes to coincide with the annual Diocese of Norwich Catholic Schools collection. St. John School students took the opportunity to thank the local parishioners for their support and encouragement of our school. As we all know, we are very fortunate to have the support of our local pastors… Read More

  • June 12th, 2017

    “Hero” Speech Contest Informs and Inspires

    This year’s annual Modern Woodman Speech Contest held on March 31st posed the question, “what does it mean to be a hero?” About one dozen 5th through 8th grade SJS students were selected to participate. The students’ answers both delighted and delved deep into core values of our humanity. One student joked about his initial confusion when he found in… Read More

  • June 11th, 2017

    SJS Spirit Week 2017 - Slideshows incl Field Day, Crowning of Mary, Buddy Day

    St. John School students once again delighted in all that Spirit Week 2017 had to offer. The week began with the Living Rosary and the Crowning of Mary on Monday and ended on Friday with beautiful weather for SJS Field Day. Please take a moment to view a slideshow of photos from each of the Spirit Week days. Enjoy!Living Rosary/Crowning… Read More

  • May 29th, 2017

    A Great SJS Tradition - Saints Alive presented by 3rd Grade

    It was a treat once again for St. John School students and parents to visit Saints Alive recently. This is an annual event showcased by Grade 3 where each student takes on the role of a saint of their choice.  Having researched about the life of their saint, they prepared a script which encompassed all aspects of that saints life, such it's… Read More

  • April 26th, 2017

    The Theatre's the Thing: Students Present, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"

    Over thirty fifth through eighth grade Saint John School students experienced and learned first hand, the power of theatre when they rehearsed and performed for their school, families, friends, and greater community, “The Lion the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” on March 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. Nine of the cast were graduating 8th graders (pictured below). Literature came to life with… Read More