News and Announcements

  • May 25th, 2016

    Congratulations to our 5th Grade DARE Graduates

    It was celebration time on May 19th at our neighbors, the Old Saybrook Police Department, when Grade 5 students and their families were invited to the DARE Graduation. The DARE (Drug Abuse and Resistance Education) program was instructed by Sergeant Ryan Walsh over a course of eleven weeks. The students learned about the consequences of drug use and how to… Read More

  • May 17th, 2016

    St. John School Spelling Bee Captivates Our Attention

    On Tuesday, May 17th student representatives from 1st Grade through 8th Grade competed in the 2nd Annual SJS School Wide Spelling Bee. This year's spelling bee proved to be as much of a "nail bitter" as last year's first! Faculty & staff, students and parents watched with baited breath as each student attempted to spell their requested words. Many marveled… Read More

  • May 13th, 2016

    Fourth Grade Visits the Connecticut State Capitol

    Mrs. Holmes’ fourth grade class had the opportunity to visit the state capitol building in Hartford, CT.  The trip was a great opportunity for the students to see the many unique and interesting pieces the capitol has to offer.  The students had previously studied the history of Connecticut, and they each researched a town in Connecticut to learn more about… Read More

  • May 6th, 2016

    Congratulations to our St. John School Scholarship Winners

    Congratulations to our two 8th graders who received scholarships to Xavier High School. In order to receive a scholarship, you have to have scored an impressive 95% or more on the Xavier entrance exam. We wish them well. Good luck to the Class of 2016 who will, no doubt, continue to do well in their studies.   Read More

  • April 25th, 2016

    SJS Students Perform at Future Musicians Concert

    Two of our St. John School seventh graders performed on clarinet as members of the Future Musicians Concert Band along with approximately 70 musicians. The 2016 CT Future Musicians All-State Band Program, consisting of the Gala Band; Jazz and Flute Choir; and Concert and Symphonic Bands, was presented on Saturday, March 19th, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.… Read More

  • April 3rd, 2016

    Saints Alive is a Special St. John School Tradition

    It was a treat for the St. John community to visit Saints Alive during the last week of Lent. 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,… Read More

  • April 3rd, 2016

    Students Learn About Fire Prevention and Poster Design

    SJS fourth graders were challenged to create a public service poster illustrating fire prevention and containing a short message describing a component of fire prevention. In Art class, students first studied the fundamentals of poster design. They learned how to use diagonals, abstract shapes, and borders to focus the attention of the viewer on the important information in their design.… Read More

  • March 24th, 2016

    5th Grade Presents Living Stations of the Cross

    On March 18th and March 24th, students from St. John School presented The Living Stations of the Cross.  The fifth grade students prayerfully re-enacted the Lord's walk to Calvary, His crucifixion, death and burial. The fourth graders enhanced the presentation in song.   It was a powerful and moving presentation touching everyone’s emotions. Read More

  • March 24th, 2016

    4th Grade Visits Acton Library

    Mrs. Holmes 4th Grade class enjoyed a spring walk over to Acton Library where they met the Children's Librarian, Miss Karen.   They heard about the many things available to them at the library, listened to a few stories, and discovered the library by going on a scavenger hunt. They learned about books on CD and play-aways which is like a… Read More

  • March 23rd, 2016

    Participants Impress the Audience at Annual Speech Contest

    This year the Modern Woodmen School Speech Contest topic was to present a speech about “Hunger in America”.  Students in grades 5-8 had to research the topic and address it from an individual, local, state or national perspective.  Students then organized their material, incorporating their own thoughts and words to write a speech lasting 3-5 minutes.  They then practiced delivering their… Read More