News and Announcements

  • 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

  • April 2nd, 2017

    SJS Fifth Grade Takes Flight with History, Art, Birds and Biology!

     On Thursday, March 16th, the Saint John School Fifth Grade took to the air in a program designed to introduce students to the vast world of birds as well as the cross-section of art and biology! Students travelled to the Yale Peabody Museum’s Bird Room to observe, study, and sketch the wild birds of Connecticut. Our young “naturalists” enjoyed an… Read More

  • March 27th, 2017

    Essex Winter Series will Perform at SJS!

    “The power of music touches everyone’s soul.” -Mihae Lee, Artistic Director of the Essex Winter Series. On May 9, 2017, from 1.45pm to 2.45pm Saint John School students, staff and parents will have an opportunity to experience the live sounds of a string quartet. Essex Winter Series, a group of professional musicians that bring live performances to the shoreline in… Read More

  • March 16th, 2017

    A Lion, A Witch, & A Magical Wardrobe Come to Saint John School!!

      ALMOST READY! !     Join us for an adventure in Narnia Where there’s trouble, and traitors, and triumphs Join us in a magical land of love   There'll be lion who represents Jesus A tale of sacrifice and forgiveness Come with us, our story is awaiting you      _____________________________________________________________________________________ Saint John School 5th through 8th graders will… Read More

  • 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