Sacred Spaces Tour a big hit with 3rd Graders

The 3rd grade students began their preparation for receiving the sacrament of Eucharist with a tour of the sacred spaces in the church.  The students were in awe as they explored these special places.  Geared to both the first Eucharist candidates and their parents, the program included visits to altar, sacristy, ambo, tabernacle, and vestry. … Read more »

Saint John School Student Wins Youth Virtues, Valor, and Vision Award

     Samantha Armstrong, an eighth-grade student at Saint John School, will receive the 2018 Youth Virtues, Valor, and Vision Award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) for selfless service, determination, innovation, and ideals that are changing the world.      “NCEA extends its sincere congratulations to all the winners and to all those who have… Read more »

5th Grade Visits BizTown

Saint John School 5th Grade students enjoyed a unique field trip to the McGrath Family Junior Achievement BizTown. BizTown is a 10,000 sq. foot mini-city in which students explore the workings of the “real world.”  The 5th graders were “employed” by one of 21 businesses while making personal and professional financial decisions, holding business meetings,… Read more »

Students Celebrate All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

Saint John School students celebrated All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day during the first week of November.  On November 1, students honored the saints.  After attending Mass where they sang the Litany of the Saints, they participated in a Saints Parade.  Students dressed as their favorite saints and paraded around the school courtyard.  Saint… Read more »

Fall Festival Fun for All!

There was fun for all ages at Saint John School’s annual Fall Festival!  Games, prizes, treats, and community made this a wonderful event. Game booths were sponsored by each class.  Children enjoyed the challenge of each game while earning tickets to spend in the prize booth.  Large inflatable toys topped the list as the favorite… Read more »

Red Ribbon Week at Saint John School

  Saint John School students kicked off Red Ribbon Week by creating a banner commemorating the 2017 National Red Ribbon Week theme, Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free™.  Each student created a small square of the banner which was assembled to represent a key.  On the squares, students made their pledges to lead… Read more »

Saint John Community Participated in Friends of the Poor Walk

There are many ways that students participated in the annual Friends of the Poor Walk this year. Even before school started in August, a group of seventh graders began working on promoting the walk to the school community. They planned, made posters, sat at tables at the Ice Cream Social and the Walk itself, and… Read more »

Saint John School Blessing of the Animals

To commemorate the Feast of Saint Francis, Saint John School families brought their pets to school.  Father Ben Awongo lead the community in prayer and then blessed all the pets (along with many students) with holy water.  One parent commented, “This is my favorite day of the school year!  It is such a joyous occasion!”… Read more »

Congratulations, Science Fair Winners

We wish to congratulate the following students who won awards at the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair on March 14-19: 2017 Science Fair Winners Saint John School winners at the Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair on March 17, 2017: 1st Place Daniella Luciani: Electrical Engineering (Light Tracking Bristlebot) Amanda Hansen: Plant… Read more »