News and Announcements

  • March 21st, 2018

    SJS 8th Grade Sheep Heart Dissection Science Lab Prepares Students for Success!

    Many teachers and education professionals maintain that there is no substitute for the hands-on learning experience of dissection.  The SJS Middle School science program is no exception.  Under the direction of SJS's Science teacher Mr. Pearson, the 8th grade got to experience the daunting task of examining and dissecting a sheep's heart. Students observed and identified the external and internal structures of… Read More

  • March 16th, 2018

    St. John School "Goes Green for Mr. Greene"!

    On Friday, March 16, students enjoyed a rare dress down day organized by SJS vice Principal Mrs. Tina Greene.  In lieu of wearing school uniforms, students and faculty had the opportunity to wear green for a free will donation to Camp Rising Sun in honor of SJS’s beloved sexton who passed away in 2015 after his courageous battle with cancer.… Read More

  • March 15th, 2018

    St. John School helps Yale New Haven Children's Hospital

    St. John School families, teachers and staff recently donated to the Yale New Haven Hospital Wish Program. This drive was sponsored by the SJS Student Council. It took place during Catholic Schools Week at St. John School. SJS generously donated items such as newborn baby clothing, stress balls, arts and crafts, journals, travel size toiletries, coffee/tea pods and snack foods.… Read More

  • February 7th, 2018

    St. John School Congratulates Class of 2018 Scholarship Winners!

    {{widget type="photos" name="slideshow" album_id="52" width="340px" height="420px" speed="Fast" fx="fade" album_name="true"}} Congratulations to the recently announced St. John School Class of 2018 scholarship winners, Olivia B. & Alexander S.! Olivia B., Grade 8 received Scholarships for both Mercy High School and St. Bernard School. Alexander S., Grade 8 received the Xavier Award for Excellence, a newly recognized award for Xavier in-coming freshman… Read More

  • February 6th, 2018

    Old Saybrook Fire Department Announces St. John School Winners!

    St. John School Grade 4 and 5 students participated in the recent art competition sponsored by the Old Saybrook Fire Department to create Fire Prevention Posters. The posters submitted for the competition are currently on display in the St. John School gymnasium. Representatives from the Fire Department came to morning prayer at SJS to announce the winners and present prizes.… Read More

  • February 1st, 2018

    St. John School CSW - Day 4 - Buddy Appreciation and Dress Down Color day

    On Day 3 of Catholic School’s Week, St. John School today celebrated their buddies from the SJS Buddy Program! Originally scheduled for Tuesday, but postponed due to the snow day, Buddy Appreciation and Dress-Down/Color day proved to be a fun day, as always for all! The buddy grades wore matching colored t-shirts and joined together to make Community Appreciation cards.… Read More

  • January 31st, 2018

    St. John School CSW - Day 3 - Healthy Choice Activities Day! (Day 2 - snow day)

    St John students were very excited to start Day 3 of CSW - Healthy Activities Day, especially due to the fact that yesterday’s activities were cancelled due to the unexpected snow day!  This morning, every classroom was filled with exciting, interactive and hands on activities for every grade to enjoy.                     … Read More

  • January 29th, 2018

    SJS Kicks off Catholic Schools Week 2018! Day 1 - Prayer Service & Family Bingo

    St. John School kicked off Catholic Schools Week today with a Prayer Service in the gym. The 7th Grade students were responsible for the Prayer Service which opened with the theme that we celebrate Jesus’ love for us! School musicians sang and played “All are Welcome”, accompanied by the student body. This was the first of the many songs sung… Read More

  • January 25th, 2018

    St. John School Counts down to Catholic Schools Week next week!

      Theme ~ Catholic Schools : Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.  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 celebration of all the elements of… Read More

  • January 6th, 2018

    SJS's Advent Tradition "Lessons and Carols" Delights All!

    Under the direction of SJS's new Music teacher, Mrs. Hurlburt, St John School presented Lessons and Carols on Thursday, December 21 to a packed auditorium. {{widget type="photos" name="slideshow" album_id="46" width="520px" height="430px" speed="Fast" fx="fade" album_name="true"}} Lessons and Carols became a SJS tradition when Mother Elaine became principal in 2010.  Unlike the usual winter concerts presented during the Advent season, SJS's Lessons and… Read More