Students Went the Extra Mile!

Saint John Students gave their all for their school today!  They jogged to raise funds.  With music and cheering filling the air, students ran for an average of 20 minutes.  Even the youngest Eagles enjoyed the fun!  The preschool students charmed everyone with their enthusiasm and determination.  The reward for their efforts – popsicles for… Read more »

RockStar Band Enrichment Gets Ready for House of Blues

Saint John’s newest after-school enrichment class, RockStar Music Education Band, has been a HUGE hit. This enrichment is broken down into two separate sessions that run from 2:30-4:30 p.m. The eleven students who signed up have had the opportunity to learn to play guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards; compose their own songs; and learn to… Read more »

8th Grade FIA Raises $800 with Pancake Breakfast

  The third trimester eighth grade Faith in Action class worked hard as a team to raise more than $800 for Catholic Medical Mission Board, an organization that provides nutrition and health care for poor mothers and their children worldwide. With the help of Saint John Parish Youth Minister Isaac Deken, the students planned and… Read more »

Serra Essay Winners

The mission of the Serra Council is to promote and foster vocations to the priesthood and consecrated religious life.  Each year, they sponsor an essay contest for 8th graders.  This year’s writing prompt was: In your vocation, married, single, or religious, choose one corporal and one spiritual work of mercy. Explain how each will help… Read more »

Worth Waiting for the Preschool to Lead

This morning our Saint John School Preschool lead our morning assembly.  They memorized the Our Father Prayer, the Respect Pledge, the Pledge of Allegiance and they sang Everything We Do, We Do It for Jesus.  Our Preschool Director, Annette Conrad, is very proud of her students ages 3-5.  As she states, “As we wrap up… Read more »

Science Comes Alive

With the introduction of the Next Generation Science Standards, four Saint John School teachers started a series of Professional Development workshops this week to learn more about engaging our children in science exploration, experimentation, and inquiry. All Saint John School science teachers will eventually take the series of courses offered through this workshop. There are nine courses… Read more »

Diary of a Chicken

Saint John School 3rd graders and 7th graders have been working on a joint science project.  For the last 3 weeks, students have been developing an in-depth understanding of content and developing key skills—communication, collaboration, inquiry, problem solving, and flexibility through the study of the life cycle and embryology of a chicken.  Both grade levels… Read more »

Principal’s Message for May 11th

Dear Parents, We recently hosted a “Coffee with the Principal” on Friday, May 5 to discuss an innovative idea changing how we teach the core subjects of math, language arts, reading, science, social studies, and religion in second through fifth grade. The traditional method of one homeroom teacher instructing students in all subjects does not… Read more »

Gold Rush Day Is Huge Success

Saint John School’s annual fourth grade Gold Rush Day was a huge success. This event is the culmination of the students’ studies of California History during the mid-1800s.  During the day, students participated in eight unique activities, each one teaching a new lesson. In the Math for Miners station students compare prices from the time… Read more »