Fifth Grade DARE Program

The fifth grade students had their first D.A.R.E. lesson with Deputy Bilgo.  The Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program is a nine-week program to help students resist pressures which may influence experimentation with drugs. Students are also introduced to the D.A.R.E. Decision Making Model that assist students in problem solving and making wise decisions.


Food Drive

Families in Howard need your help. There will be a food drive for The Giving Tree at St. John the Baptist School. It will start March 18th and end March 22nd. The food that is donated to The Giving Tree will be given to families in need across Howard. The food that is needed is listed at the bottom of this page. Thank you for helping people in need. (Written by SJB Student Council)

Middle School Forensics

St. John the Baptist offers our sixth through eighth graders an extra-curricular opportunity called forensics. Forensics provides participants an opportunity to perfect public speaking skills, and work on self-confidence in a group. Our middle school forensic team participates in two performance nights each year. Students are able to compete with students in other diocesan schools in speaking and performance competitions. As we wrap up our season this year, we’d like to thank all of our students and our coaches for a wonderful season!

Winter Survival Skills

Fifth grade students spent the afternoon at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve learning winter survival skills. After their survival skills lesson, students were challenged to build a shelter, start a fire, and turn snow into water.


Spring 2019 Parent Teacher Conferences

Spring Parent Teacher Conferences are optional for parents. They provide an excellent opportunity for parents and teachers to partner in their child’s education and personal development.

Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held this year on:
Thursday, March 7, 4-8 p.m.
Friday, March 8, 12:30-3 p.m. (Half-day of School)

At St. John the Baptist School, we truly feel that the education of children is a partnership between home and school. Conferences are a great opportunity to speak about how we can work together for the child and to better understand situations impacting learning. To make conferences as effective as possible, we recommend that parents plan ahead for conferences. One way to do this is to formulate and prioritize questions ahead of time. Consider the following topics when formulating questions: curriculum, behavior, spiritual development, schedule, classroom procedures/expectations, testing, parent-teacher partnership. Great Article: How to Make the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parents/guardians need to sign up for conferences using the links below. Conference sign up closes on 3/5at 11:30 p.m. so that teachers can prepare.

Atnip –

Barnhart –

Baye –

Berndt –

Bodoh –

Buckett –

Calewarts –

Fritsch –

Gerrits –

Giese –

Gostas –

Gross –

Heinz –

Hess –

Hodulik –

Hogan –

Lange –

Liebergen –

Nelson –

Peterson –

Schmitz –

Stranz –

Withbroe –

Wolfgram –

Middle school parents, please sign up for your child’s homeroom teacher only.  If you need to see an additional teacher, you can conference with up to one more middle school teacher.  If you have additional requests, please email the teacher.


2019 St. John the Baptist School Auction

Please support St. John the Baptist School at the 2019 annual auction. This year’s theme is The Big Kahuna. Come dressed in your best beachwear or come as you are. The night includes heavy appetizers, a cash bar, and a $10,000 cash raffle. The event takes place on March 2 at the Rock Garden. This year, purchase your tickets online.  Purchase your tickets now!