News and Announcements

  • 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

  • December 22nd, 2017

    SJS Students Welcome Jesus, Our Savior with La Posada

    {{widget type="photos" name="slideshow" album_id="45" width="480px" height="340px" speed="Fast" fx="fade" album_name="true"}} The tradition of La Posada took place again at St. John School this morning as we prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas. Mary and Joseph first knocked on the 8th Grade door to see if there was room at the “inn”. They then proceeded to the 7th Grade classroom,… Read More

  • December 18th, 2017

    St. John School Continues the Jesse Tree Tradition!

    The tradition of the Jesse tree continues at St. John School where today at morning prayer, the students learned about Ruth. The Jesse Tree represents the genealogy or family tree of Jesus Christ. It tells the story of God’s plan for salvation, beginning with creation and continuing through the Old Testament to the coming of the Messiah. {{widget type="photos" name="slideshow"… Read More

  • December 14th, 2017

    St. John School brings Christ to the Torchlight Parade

        It was a cold and snowy night and Old Saybrook’s Main Street was lined with excited families waiting for the parade to begin.  There were talented marching fife and drum corps from all over the state.  The boy scout and girl scout troops, and our hard working firefighters and police were proudly marching and singing Christmas carols.  The… Read More