COVID Dashboard

7 days ending:
1/8/2021
StaffStudents
COVID Exposures231
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Total COVID cases
8/1/20-present:
school staff and students
30Percent of total school
population: 3.3%
The dashboard records weekly exposures and is updated throughout the week. Direct exposures that require quarantine of students will always be communicated immediately to families.
For detailed information about St. John’s response to COVID-19 see our state waiver here.

Holiday Scrip-Santa Grams!

Did you get your Christmas Gift Cards and Santa Grams yet? The Scrip Christmas drive ends this Monday the 7th!   These cards are sure to bring a bit of joy to Friends & Family this holiday season! 


For contactless ordering, the RaiseRight  allows you to order, pay and receive your gift cards in the comfort of your home.  Paper orders and check payment of on-line orders are also available.  Please turn in all paper orders and payments to the front Office by Monday, December 7th!

See flier below for all details!

13th Annual Junior Martin Luther Competition

October 29th, 2020 at 8:30AM in the St. John’s Historic Sanctuary

As a Lutheran church and school, we are proud of our Christian heritage and the Junior Martin Luther Competition was designed as a way for us to celebrate the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther.  It was his courage that laid the foundations of our faith today.  Every 6th grade student that has attended St. John’s since 2008 has spent the month of October participating in a variety of classroom learning activities that have exposed them to a deeper understanding of Martin Luther’s life, his relationship with God, the condition of the early church during his lifetime, and the good news of our Salvation that is found in the New Testament.

Three finalists and an alternate were selected from each 6th grade homeroom.  Their participation in class, quality responses to weekly reflection questions, results from the Reformation in Disguise scavenger hunt, knowledge and understanding of Luther’s Table Talk memoirs, memory test scores, and Luther’s Dates quiz results were just a portion of the criteria that earned them a spot in this year’s competition.  This competition consisted of several rounds of questions that pertain to the important dates in Martin Luther’s life, his favorite passages from Scripture, his Table Talks memoirs, his small catechism, and much more.

This was a single elimination event.  One incorrect answer removed a finalist from the competition.  All correct answers were confirmed with the statement, “this is most certainly true.”  After 35 minutes of intense competition, Matthew, from Mrs. Matthew’s homeroom, won the competition!  After winning the competition, Matthew proceeded to nail the 95 theses on the Castle Church door.  The 2018 winner presented him with a Martin Luther bobble head doll along with the Luther Cup Trophy that will be displayed in his homeroom for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.  His picture from this event will also be displayed in the Middle School hallway on the Junior Martin Luther Legends wall of fame.  Congratulations Matthew!

Pumpkins Everywhere in Kindergarten!

It’s October! In kindergarten we are diving into all things Fall. This week in Mrs. Nelson’s class we are focusing on pumpkins. Some of our favorite pumpkin books so far are Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington, From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer, and It’s Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall.

It’s Pumpkin Time begins with two children preparing for one of their favorite holidays. Of course, they have to plant pumpkin seeds to get ready for Halloween!  As the story, unfolds we learn all about the life cycle of a pumpkin… 

As a class we explored some cool videos of a pumpkins life cycle and created a flow chart together. Each student then demonstrated their knowledge by creating their own pumpkin sequencing activity.

We even planted our own pumpkin seeds a couple of weeks ago when we were studying plants. We were able to watch them sprout and begin to grow bigger by the day! The plant was getting too big to keep in the small pot in our classroom, so it was transported to, our wonderful aid, Mrs. Pietras’s garden. She is taking pictures of it for us and we are hoping to see a pumpkin flower soon.

Up next this week, pumpkin anatomy! We will be exploring the insides of a real pumpkin and learning all of its specific parts and their functions.

By: Laura Nelson, K Teacher