Saint John Students Venerate Relic

The students of Saint John School were given the special opportunity to view and venerate the first-class relic of St. Maria Goretti, hosted by Ms. Jennifer Piranio in early September. To venerate a relic is to regard it with great respect and reverence. A relic is a part of a deceased holy person’s body kept as an object… Read more »

Mary Honored at May Crowning

By Emma Velchek, 7th Grade Journalism Student A long-standing tradition here at Saint John School is the May Crowning, which celebrates Mary and her dedication towards God and others. The service was celebrated May 2 at the Saint John Parish church and attended by the whole school and many parents. The service included hymns, prayers,… Read more »

Saint John Middle School Rocks Spring Sing

The Saint John Parish Hall was rocking during the annual Middle School Spring Sing.   Originally designed to foster teamwork and cooperation among the 6th through 8th grade students, the Spring Sing has become a fun and spirited musical competition.  Students are able to share their creative gifts and talents with the community. Each year, a… Read more »

Middle School Students Win Big at Science Fair

Saint John middle school students made a great showing at the 64th annual Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair (GSDSEF).  With a total of 600 students participating, competition was tough.  Students began preparing for the science fair on August 31.  Throughout the process, students needed to follow an outline and calendar. Each part of… Read more »

Saint John School Hosts Salk Mobile Lab

Saint John 7th and 8th students had the opportunity to participate in a biotechnology program through the Salk Institute.  The Salk Mobile Lab spent 3 days at Saint John School instructing student in their science lab curriculum, called “Discovering DNA.” Middle school science and STEM teacher, Gena Heins, commented that these awesome scientists really know… Read more »

Second Graders Rejoice in the Third Week of Advent

Saint John School second grade students lead the school assembly during the third week of Advent.  Students from Mr. Preston’s class shared the joy of Jesus’ birth by reading the story of the Nativity and “lighting” the rose colored candle on the school’s large Advent wreath. Standing behind the Advent wreath is a large Jesse… Read more »

Saint John School Competes at STEAM Maker Fest

The STEAM Maker Festival is held yearly at the Del Mar Fairgrounds to give children and adults of all ages a chance to engage in hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities. There are many competitions that run all day long for children to be a part of. Saint John School competed in five… Read more »

Kindness Rules in 5th Grade!

Saint John School 5th grade students have been discovering the power kindness.  They have been enthralled with reading the book, Wonder by R.J. Palacio.  The book tells the story of a boy with facial differences caused by a rare genetic condition who enters 5th grade after being home schooled. It deals with the community as… Read more »