SJB Spelling Bee

On Monday, January 7, the St. John the Baptist School Spelling Bee was held. Students representing each of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade homerooms competed in the bee. Sixth grader Amelia won the meet after correctly spelling the word fiddle-faddle in the final round of competition. Amelia will now move on to the Cesa-7 Spelling Bee in February representing St. John’s.

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week is January 27 to February 2!

This is a great week of celebration for our parish, school, and community. We will take time to give thanks to those who make Catholic education possible and celebrate our great school through some special events. Throughout the week we will host a collection drive for community organizations.

Sunday: The week will kick off with an Open House after the Sunday Masses on 1/27.
Monday: We will begin with a prayer service in the gym. We will write thank you notes to religious leaders. Students can dress up as their future vocation.
Tuesday: Students interested in transferring can shadow at SJB. There will be some special things celebrating our staff. Students can wear hats.
Wednesday: We will have a special liturgy and social for Grandparents day.
Thursday: We will have a science fair from 8:45-10:00 in the gymnasium.
Friday: Parent and student appreciation day. Fun surprises in store! The staff will serve supper at the St. John’s Homeless Shelter.

Attendance Slip for Grandparent’s Day
Full List of Themes and Events
Collection Drive Needs

Advent Prayer Service

To begin the advent season, students gathered in the gym for an advent wreath prayer service.  Advent wreaths were blessed and distributed to each classroom.  Over announcements each week, a short reflection will be prayed and the lighting of the next candle will occur.

Library Renovation

St. John the Baptist School in Howard recently completed a library renovation. The renovation focused on updating the space to maintain a classic look while prioritizing our Catholic identity. This space is now more flexible and usable by parish and school groups, which will allow more functionality and innovation in the future.

The library renovation was made possible by a donation of $30,000 from Dr. Jeremiah Farrell and his wife Jean. They made the gift in honor of his mother, Lulu. An additional $17,000 in funds was raised through matching gifts and fundraising efforts by the school’s Site Advisory Council.


(Left to Right) Principal Andrew Mulloy, Dr. Jeremiah Farrell and his wife Jean. Dr. Farrel and his wife donated $30,000 to the library renovation in honor of Jeremiah’s mother, Lulu.

A view of the new library.

Fr. Scott blessing the library at the Library Grand Opening.

Congrats to our Alumni

St. John the Baptist School is proud of its alumni. Congratulations to the students for their success at both Bay Port High School and Notre Dame Academy. Below is a list of AP awards and Bay Port and National Honor Society inductees at Notre Dame Academy.