News and Announcements

  • June 14th, 2019

    Good Luck to the SJS Class of 2019!

    The 8th Grade Graduation Prayer Service for the class of 2019 took place on Friday, June 7 in the SJS gymnasium. Mother Elaine began the ceremony by thanking God for the many blessing that He has bestowed on the class of 2019 and asking Him to continue to bless them as they move onto high school. She proceeded to light the… Read More

  • June 11th, 2019

    Grade 1 & 3 Visit Bushy Hill - Native American Teachings

    Grade 1 & 3 together boarded the bus to visit Bushy Hill, Ivoryton last week. They were also accompanied by Kindergarten who explored the wetlands and tidal pools at Bushy Hill. Grades 1 & 3 learned how dependent the Native Americans were on buffalos. They travelled with the buffalos on the American plains. They got to go inside a wigwam… Read More

  • June 10th, 2019

    SJS Field Day 2019 - Another Great SJS Tradition!

    As is traditional at SJS, field day took place on the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. Students again dressed in team colors and competed against each other. Earlier in the week, the teams got together with their team mates and lead by their team captains, they decorated their team shirts and named their teams. Teams would be accessed for sportsmanship,… Read More

  • June 4th, 2019

    SJS Drama Club Presents Peter Pan!

    Congratulations to the cast and crew of the 2019 drama production of Peter Pan. Parents, students, family and friends were treated to an amazing performance on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th. We are so grateful to the drama students, our drama director, Mrs. Julie Loin and music director, Sr. Gabriela. Thanks also to Mrs. Graham who lead the… Read More

  • June 3rd, 2019

    SJS 5th Grade Students complete D.A.R.E. Program

    D.A.R.E. envisions a world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance use, and other dangerous behaviors.  On May 21, SJS 5th graders visited the Old Saybrook Police station to complete the D.A.R.E program with a graduation ceremony.  Students wrote essays on what they learned throughout the  year.  Two essays were selected to be… Read More

  • May 31st, 2019

    SJS Band Concert Delights all!

    St. John students, teachers, parents, grandparents and guests were once again treated to a wonderful SJS Band performance as the St. John School band performed the “Spring Concert” under the directorship of Mrs. Hurlburt CFM. The concert began with the youngest musicians, the Grade 3 recorder musicians. They played an ensemble which included songs such as “Merrily we Roll Along”… Read More

  • May 7th, 2019

    Saints Alive - a Strong Beloved Tradition at SJS!

    Each Spring in 3rd Grade, we are treated to quite a spectacle - the Saints come “alive”!  Students, as part of the St. John School 3rd Grade religion curriculum, learn what the Catholic faith teaches about the Saints.  This year is no exception. We are urged by the Catholic teachings and our SJS 3rd Graders to imitate the Saints, and to… Read More

  • April 30th, 2019

    SJS Modern Woodsman Speech Contest: Winners announced!

    Each spring students in grades 5-8 compete to be one of three chosen to represent their grade in the annual Modern Woodsman Speech contest.  On Friday, March 31, 15 students presented their speeches to an auditorium filled with three judges, teachers, parents, and their peers. The speech contest is an opportunity for students to practice persuasive writing as well as public… Read More

  • April 5th, 2019

    Mother Elaine Announces New Assessment Testing - NWEA MAP Growth Test

    Dear Parents As you know our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are piloting the MAP Growth Tests this spring in place of the Iowa tests. Next year, the diocese hopes that all students in grades 1-8 will be taking the MAP Growth tests three times a year in the fall, winter and spring. MAP Growth is a computer adaptive… Read More

  • March 29th, 2019

    Mother Elaine announces the Second Trimester 2018/19 Honor Roll

    St. John School Honor Roll - 2nd Trimester 2018/19  Mother Elaine Moorcroft, S.C.M.C., Principal of St. John School has announced the names of the following students as honor roll students for the 2nd Trimester marking period for the 2018/19 academic year.  2nd Trimester 2018/19 Honor Roll : Click here.  Congratulations!  Read More