Mark your calendars for the 50th Anniversary Musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat” on November 28, 29 and 30! Auditions will be held on the following days: Elementary School (only Grades 3,4 and 5 and Middle School on Monday 1st September 15.40- 17.30. High School and invited Middle School on Tuesday September 2 and Thursday September 4 from 15.40-18.30. Call backs on Friday September 5 from 15.40-18.30. Rehearsals will be held for ES and MS (in chorus): a lunchtime to be decided. All others: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 16:00-18:30 Everyone: Saturdays from 10:00-14:00 There will be more rehearsals nearer the performance dates. Please … Continue reading Get ready for the 50th anniversary musical!
It is hard to believe that it is already time to start thinking about the next school year! St. John’s Booster Program had a very successful 2013-14 thanks in large part to all of the parent volunteers who support our efforts! Some of the things Boosters was able to provide included Breakfast for ISST Athletes, Senior Shirts, Water for Various Tournaments, New Furniture in the Sports Foyer and New Equipment for various sports teams. Looking ahead to the 2014-15 school year, we need volunteers for the Daily Concession Stand, located in the Sports Foyer. We had several wonderful volunteers this … Continue reading Thank you and information from Boosters
The Middle/High School Library is pleased to announce the arrival of a new set of books in Swedish! The Library is very grateful to Mrs. Ninni Hedstrom for coordinating this donation with the Swedish Women Abroad Federation (SWEA). Come down to the Library to see a display of the new books atop our multilingual section. Biblioteket på Middle och High School har glädjen att tala om att vi nu har ett antal nya böcker på svenska! Biblioteket är tacksamt att Ninni Hedström har ordnat denna donation med hjälp av SVEA (Swedish Women Abroad). Kom ner till biblioteket för att titta på en … Continue reading New arrivals in the MHS library’s Swedish collection
St. John’s alumnus (class of 2004) and former Formula 1 driver Jérôme D’Ambrosio participated in a go karting event last night with a group of students from the Ecole polytechnique of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). The students seen with Jérome won the 2013 student competition, which consisted of building a model mechanically propelled car. The first prize in the competition was a karting race with Jérôme. It will come as no surprise that Jérôme won the race. Jérôme currently drives in the Blancpain GT Series in the Bentley Continental Team #8. Continue reading Former F1 driver and St. John’s alumnus goes karting with ULB students
The St. John’s Athletics department would like to share the following information about the number of student athletes this year who successfully combined academics and sports: – 55% of HS student body were members of an STJ team this year (170 students). – 46% of grade 12 students were members of an STJ team this year. – 50% of Honor Diploma recipients were members of an STJ team this year. – From a class of 79 seniors, 27% were members of the National Honor Society of which 52% were members of an STJ team this year. – 69% of the Outstanding … Continue reading St. John’s students successfully combine academics and sports
We received this letter from Father Dhana, who runs the Annai Erica home in India, in gratitude of the ongoing efforts of our senior class to support them. The Annai Erica home is an orphanage offering education for boys and girls in southern India. Some 500 children, aged 6-18, live there full-time and about 250 students go home for weekends. Here is Father Dhana’s letter of thanks: Most Loving and Prayerful Greetings to you , the Dear Sponsor Parents , the lovable Senior Grade Students and Staff of St. John’s, Waterloo, from the students and staff of Annai Erica , … Continue reading A beautiful letter of thanks from the Annai Erica home
Tomorrow, 79 seniors will enjoy their graduation from St. John’s in a beautiful ceremony, attended by their family and friends. Today, they will have their senior breakfast and graduation rehearsal to prepare for the big day. The guest speaker for this year’s graduation is a St. John’s graduate of the class of 1993, Dr. Samantha Dennis, who is a successful artist, historian and archaeologist. We congratulate the class of 2014 on their hard work and accomplishments and wish them all the best as they continue their studies at a large variety of great universities around the world. Continue reading Congratulations to the class of 2014!
The children’s knowledge and enthusiasm about our Inquiry ‘Games’ is phenomenal! On Tuesday morning, Mrs. Stoltz (a St. John’s softball coach and Pre-Kindergarten mom) came in to talk to the children about softball – an outdoor game. She took the children from Oak and Cedar class to the softball pitch and had organized that two players of the team were there too. The children warmed up, learned how to pitch, catch and ran around to each base and finally to the home base. Thank you to Mrs. Stolz for sharing how to play this sport with the children. By Ms. Gahan, Pre-K … Continue reading Pre-Kindergarten students learn to play softball
On Wednesday May 28, the High School History and Philosophy classes combined for their first ever trip together to Trier, the birthplace of Karl Marx. We began with a guided tour of the house Karl Marx was born in, which is now a museum. Our guide, Dr. Kann, has been giving tours there for 45 years and knows the history of the museum. The vast majority of the visitors come from China and all signs in the museum are in three languages: Mandarin, German and English. Dr. Kann’s anecdotes kept the students engaged in what was a fascinating tour of the … Continue reading HS History and Philosophy classes visit Trier, birthplace of Karl Marx
Two weeks ago, after returning from the Easter break, I went to Spain with other students from my Spanish class. We were 18 students and we went for a week with a Spanish exchange program to Pamplona. It was great! We stayed with Spanish families who had children going to a local Spanish school. We visited different places such as: Bilbao, Las Bardenas, San Sebastian and we also spent a day in the school with our correspondents, which was very different from St. John´s! The food was very tasty over there, we had delicious churros con chocolate and tapas, but … Continue reading Spanish Exchange to Pamplona
St. John’s will host the Relay for Life for the International Community 2014 on June 14 and 15 for the third consecuive time. This wonderful event for a great cause raised more than 100.000 Euro in 24 hours last year! Relay For Life is a festive event, for all ages, focusing on solidarity and fund-raising for the fight against cancer. During 24 hours, the community players of a city, town or locality mobilize themselves in order to: celebrate and pay tribute to the people who have conquered cancer, and support those who are still fighting the disease; remember the people who have lost … Continue reading Relay for Life is less than 2 weeks away!