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Student Life

School Clubs

In addition to a sound academic curriculum, St. John the Baptist School provides a wide range of enriching student activities, including...

Winter 2017 Art Club

This club is for K thru 2nd graders and will meet February 1, 8 and 15th after school until 2:45pm under the direction of Heather Maher (art teacher). Signup form due January 25, 2017.

Sign Up Form PDF

Fall 2016 Art Club

This club is for 3rd thru 5th graders and will meet November 9, 16 and 30th after school until 2:45pm under the direction of Heather Maher (art teacher). The group will spend at least one session making props for the Christmas play.

Sign Up Form PDF

Cub Scouts Pack 117

Registration Form 2016-2017 PDF

Youth Nights

All 6th thru 8th grade students are welcome to Youth Nights from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the school gym.

Youth Nights 2016-2017 PDF

Choirs

Youth Choir – Open to singers in grades 2-5. This group will lead liturgy by singing. While learning the music for Mass, we will work on vocal production and technique. If your child has a desire to sing, work with others in leading worship, and sharpen their vocal skills, this group is perfect for them!

Contemporary Group – Open to singers and instrumentalists in grades 6-8. This group will lead liturgy by singing and accompanying the music for Mass. While learning the music for Mass, we will work on vocal production and technique and contemporary ensemble technique.  Any student looking for a leadership opportunity in music ministry that sings or plays an instrument is encouraged to join!

Rehearsals will take place on Tuesdays from 2 pm – 3 pm and will be on a rotating basis, so that each group will meet bi-weekly.

Choir Information 2016 PDF

January - March 2017 Rehearsal and Mass Schedules PDF

Little Flowers Club

The club is called “Little Flowers” after St. Therese of Lisieux who is nicknamed The Little Flower of Jesus. Members are girls in grades K thru 5. Each month, the girls will learn about a virtue through the lives of the saints, Scripture, & Catholic Church teaching - and how to apply that virtue to daily living. Meetings will include music, prayer, a snack, a talk about the virtue & a saint that lived out the virtue, & a craft project.

2016-2017 Information PDF

Newspaper Club

Students in grades 5-8 are invited to participate in the school Newspaper Club! This club meets after school every other Tuesday and is overseen by the ELA Teacher, Mrs. Johnson, and the Literacy Specialist, Mrs. Blask. These teachers serve as facilitators and are there to support the students. Most of the choices and ideas are generated by editors in the club. This group consists of an eighth grade Editor in Chief and other eighth grade students who have shown commitment and leadership in the club. Also, one future Editor in Chief from the seventh grade class is chosen to work with the other editors throughout the year to learn more about the process in preparation for their own eighth grade year. The other members of the club work as journalists to report on a variety of topics. Topics consist of: school events, teacher and student interviews, current events, recipes, school sports, advice for challenging situations, and more! Together the students collaborate on various writing pieces and create their articles on Google Docs. Editors then take the work and produce the final copy of the newspaper via Google Docs. This club requires students to use writing skills, teamwork, patience, delegating, collaboration, and commitment. The club is a great way to express creativity, create new friendships, and work on writing skills.  Ultimately this helps the students grow into lifelong learners, providing them with an experience they will remember and be able to use for many years to come! Look for our bimonthly newspaper in the school titled, Visionary Voice!‚Äč

More information (schedules, etc).

Service Club

The Service Club is open to all students in grades 5-8. We help with various projects throughout the school year. In the past, students have helped with Soup Suppers, the Thanksgiving Food Drive, worked with the students at the school's after-school program, and made Valentine's Day cards for veterans. Students can learn about upcoming events from the website and the Service Club board in the 7th grade homeroom. More information...