News and Announcements

  • December 4th, 2017

    SJS 6th Grade visits Plum Island, NY as part of Science Curriculum

    Sixth grade St. John School students were fortunate to visit the Plum Island Animal Disease Center as part of their science curriculum this Fall.  With their teacher Mr. Pearson, they embarked on the 35-minute ferry ride from Old Saybrook to the island located off the north fork of Long Island. Heavy dense fog on the morning of the trip added… Read More

  • November 22nd, 2017

    SJS Cross Country Finishes Strong!

    SJS XC had an excellent season.  Coach Katz says the team was lucky to have guest coach/parent Scott Beaudoin.  Scott completed an Ironman earlier this year and helped the team learn the importance of warming up and staying strong mentally.  The team competed at a few new venues, such as Haley Farm in Groton, which was lovely!  The team’s favorite… Read More

  • November 15th, 2017

    New SJS Choir Makes their First Debut in the Community!

    After participating in the St. John School Veterans’ Ceremony, the St. John School choir made their debut appearance outside St. John School, at The Estuary Council of Seniors in Old Saybrook. The students sang the theme songs for the five branches of the Armed Services. Four of the students, in addition to singing, also accompanied on guitars, trumpet and the… Read More

  • November 10th, 2017

    SJS Students Salute and Thank our Active Service Members & Veterans!

    On Veteran’s Day, St. John School students once again honored the men and women who have served our country so bravely. As is customary, all grades from PreK to Grade 8 participated in the ceremony. Additionally this year, the new SJS choir with students from Grades 4-8, and members of the SJS Advanced Band participated.   After Grades 2 and… Read More

  • November 9th, 2017

    SJS Students Wear Sports Jerseys for a Cause!

    The SJS Student Council organized a “Sports Jersey Day” on October 20.  In lieu of wearing school uniforms, students and faculty had the opportunity to wear their favorite team jersey for a free will donation to aid faculty and students at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Crosby, Texas who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  Student Council members also designed handmade… Read More

  • 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