Saint John School Learning Support Program in Southern Cross

Check out this month’s issue of the Southern Cross.  All are Welcome” describes the Diocese of San Diego Learning Support Steering Committee and its efforts to support the growing trend toward inclusive education in Catholic schools.  Saint John School’s Learning Support Program was included in the article as an example of how the diocesan Catholic… 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 »

Homework Update

One of the many areas of current interest in education is the effectiveness of homework. The type and quantity of homework is the subject of much debate these days. Our staff has also been reflecting on this topic and several of our recent staff meetings have been devoted to discussing this at length. We have… Read more »

Saint John School supports Alex’s Lemonade Stand

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month.  This year, Saint John School students chose to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand.  The charity’s mission is “to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for… Read more »

Saint John School Enhancements

We made several new enhancements to Saint John School over the summer.  Our students are loving the 2 new water bottle filling stations!  The units eliminate microbiological contamination, oxygenate the water, and deliver fresh and cool water that students enjoy. By using refillable water bottles, we are being good stewards of God’s creation by reducing… Read more »

Saint John School Voted Best Private School

Saint John School was recently voted Best Private School by the readers of Ranch & Coast magazine in their August “Best of 2017” issue.  We are honored to receive the recognition.  As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, we would like to thank our entire community for supporting Saint John School and for making it a great place to learn… Read more »

Eagle Pride Publisher Wins Top Fair Award

The Eagle Pride Publisher won the “Best in Show” award in the San Diego County Fair’s middle school newspaper division for the seventh year out of the last eight. The school newspaper also received the awards of “Best in Layout and Design,” “Best in Story Quality,” and “Best in Content/Coverage.” A group of the lead… Read more »

Congratulations to our Graduates

On Wednesday and Thursday we said goodbye to our graduating class. We began with the Ribbon Mass celebrated by Father Jim and ended the day with a beautiful and delicious Graduation Dinner. The evening concluded with the class video and dance. On Thursday, the graduation ceremony was held in the church. Congratulations and best wishes… Read more »