Integrating the Beatitudes

During the second trimester, Saint John middle school Faith in Action classes have been busy with many projects designed to integrate the Beatitudes into their daily lives. The eighth graders organized and served a fresh breakfast to people who obtain food at the parish pantry. Several students also worked alongside the adult volunteers in the… Read more »

Catholic Schools Week Success

Catholic Schools Week 2019 was a big success at Saint John School.  With the theme of Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed., the Saint John community celebrated in both traditional and new ways. On Monday, we celebrated our community as well as took the opportunity to serve others.  New this year, a photo booth was set up… Read more »

Saint John Students Win Big at STEAM Maker Festival

Students from Saint John School won top awards in the San Diego STEAM Maker Festival, an annual December event and competition that focuses on different activities that pertain to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  Some events in the STEAM Maker Festival are competitions, while others are exhibitions showcasing different projects and experiments that students… Read more »

Saint John Students Rap to Serve Others

Saint John School Faith in Action teacher, Karen Klenk, had no idea when she assigned a final assessment on her unit on the Beatitudes that two of her students would display their knowledge in such a creative way.  Beyond a traditional test on the material, Mrs. Klenk allowed students to create a project to demonstrate… Read more »

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 »

Eagle Pride Publisher Wins Best in Show!

Saint John School’s journalism class, led by Mrs. Teresa Roberts, won the San Diego County Fair’s Best of Show award for its Eagle Pride Publisher for the eighth time in nine years. “We worked really hard,” said seventh grader Hailey B. One of the incoming Editors-in-Chief Emma V. said, “We got good feedback from our… Read more »

Saint John Students to distribute “Blessing Bags”

More than 170 “blessing bags” were put together May 22 by a team of dedicated volunteers (and their families) from the current Saint John School sixth grade Faith in Action class, which organized the project. Now anyone from the school may fill out a permission slip to receive bags to distribute to people who would benefit from… 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 »

Principal’s Message for May 5

Dear families, Today’s message includes a letter from Mrs. Teresa Roberts announcing her retirement after teaching for fourteen years at Saint John School. From Language Arts to Faith in Action, Mrs. Roberts has had a tremendous effect on our students throughout the years. Through her work with our journalism students, she has been a guiding… 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 »