A Buzzworthy Lesson

Beekeeper Debra Swirmicky, from Glenwood, IA, made a special visit to St. Johns. She has been a beekeeper for 11 yrs and cares for 20 colonies of bees. She presented a lesson to 7th and 8th grade science, discussing how bees are social insects and how each bee has a...

“Ice Cream Shop”

Yesterday, the Ks visited the “ice cream store”. This yearly trip gives them practice to use their math skills, by spending their “money” to purchase ice cream sundaes. The 8th graders serve as soda fountain workers and get to enjoy the...

Lauritzen Gardens

Our Ks had a wonderful time on their Lauritzen Gardens Field...

Phases of the Moon

Our 4th graders are studying the phases of the moon in science class. There’s nothing like a little hands-on learning, with Oreo sandwich cookies and StopMotion, to illustrate the concept!...

Woodmen of America Speech Contest

    Congratulations to our Woodmen of America Speech Contest classroom winners! 5th Grade: Carissa Eckhoff, Emily Zitek, Alexa Eckhoff 6th Grade: Kevin Sohl, Isabella Hajek-Jones, Lilly Jeys and Ben Laney 7th Grade: Reed Greger, Sophia Vercellino, Ezra Reed 8th Grade:...

History Day Winners!

St. John the Baptist students recently competed in District History Day at Peru State College. This year’s theme was “Taking a Stand in History”. ALL St. John Students who competed at the event qualified for the state competition which will be held on April 8 at...