News and Announcements

  • October 31st, 2016

    Fridays are STEM Fridays in 5th Grade at SJS!

    Fridays are not just any day in 5th Grade, they are “STEM FRIDAYS”! Fifth grade has been having some fun while learning about Science, Technology, Math and Engineering (STEM) on STEM Friday's. In Ms. Ashborn’s 5th Grade classroom, planning, strategy, and working cooperatively with others is also stressed. As many may know, STEM education is active (as you can see from the… Read More

  • October 28th, 2016

    SJS Garden at YMCA Helps Serve Local Community!

    The Valley Shore YMCA had another hugely successful season by supplying over 3,000 lbs of produce this season to help feed the needy! St. John School HSA and Knights of Columbus each have contributed $250 for the last 3 years for two beds to support the YMCA’s Outreach garden program. In the Fall of 2013 the Valley Shore YMCA leadership… Read More

  • October 26th, 2016

    100th+ Recipient of the Vocations Chalice - a SJS Family!

    The Vocations Chalice for the St. Pio Minstry was purchased in 2011 by Principal, Mother Elaine & SJS students with their Pennies from Heaven. The St. John Community has now reached the milestone of over 100+ families who have received the Chalice at home to pray for vocations since Pope John Paul II was canonized on April 27, 2014.  With this… Read More

  • October 17th, 2016

    Something Fishy going on at SJS!

    Grades 3 and 4 became Jr. Marine Explorers on a very sunny and warm day in September as they explored the 3 main habitats of Long Island Sound with their teachers, Mrs. Holmes and Mrs. Papp. First they experienced the thrills of touching all the marine creatures in the "Touch Tank" provided by Maritime Education in Old Saybrook, directed by Kathy David.… Read More

  • October 12th, 2016

    SJS Students go through “Holy Door” at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

    It is quite a special day when the Kindergarten to Eighth grade students of St. John School take a school field trip together but an even more special day when the field trip is to the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, the mother church of the Diocese of Norwich. The occasion of the visit was to attend Mass celebrated by… Read More

  • October 11th, 2016

    The First "Art Pickle Award" of 2016/17 Academic Year is Awarded at SJS!

    Today, the first art award of the year was presented to a well deserving eighth grader here at Saint John School. For each art assignment the “Art Pickle Award” is granted to a student who has achieved a personal best. This “personal best” is evaluated based on focus, practice of skill-based learning, and growth in relation to past projects. In… Read More

  • October 3rd, 2016

    St. Teresa of Calcutta - Larger than Life at SJS!

    The first week of art classes at SJS had students working hard studying the life and image of Saint Teresa of Calcutta! In a school-wide art project students joined together in the creation of a larger than life portrait of Mother Teresa! Students not only replicated her image but reflected on what messages she has left for us through her… Read More

  • September 9th, 2016

    The Robotics Team Visits Beardsley Zoo

    In preparation for this year’s First Lego League Robotics challenge which was just released on August 30th, some of the SJS Robotics team got a leg-up on their research by visiting Beardsley Zoo earlier in August. This year’s challenge is called “Animal Allies” and has to do with answering the question “what might become possible when we learn to help… Read More

  • September 1st, 2016

    The St. John School Difference! - Article in Harbor News

    Please check out the following news article, entitled "The St. John School Difference" about our beloved SJS. It appeared in the Harbor News newspaper (Old Saybrook) in the August 18th edition (on their website also). We encourage you share this article with your friends, family and neighbors! Read More

  • June 20th, 2016

    SJS Supports 3 Haitian Children For 2016-2017

    This year Mrs. Papp is amazed by the students response to her annual Haiti appeal . The school has exceeded previous years by raising over $1500 for Port au Prince, Cite Militaire student scholarship fund. This translates to funding three primary aged Haitian children to attend school for one year. It also includes daily vitamins, a nutritional meal each day,… Read More