St. John’s always strives to provide affordable, excellent Christian education. To help accomplish this we keep the cost of education low. Over the last two years, we have increased the cost of education LESS than the rise of inflation. LESS THAN 2%!
St. John’s has also give out over $1.5 million dollars in financial assistance over the last 20 years. Annually, we provide well over $100,000 in need-based assistance. If your family desires a Christ-centered, excellent education, but thinks that St. John’s is unaffordable, we’ve got help!
If you are a current family, financial assistance forms can be accessed through FACTS SIS (RenWeb). If you are a new family, stop in or call our Admissions Direction, Jodi, at (714) 288-4406 for more information! Check out our website too: https://sjls.org. We look forward to serving your family!
Third graders were rockin’ the last week of school at their “Rockin’ Recorder” concert! This concert culminated their year of recorder lessons in music class. In class, students learned how to read music, play a wind instrument, work together as a group, and persevere as they play the recorder. They also take part in the “Recorder Karate” program, as they earn different colored “belts” that wrap around their recorder. They enjoyed showing off the belts they have earned based on the different songs they have learned and mastered. Parents, families, 2nd graders, and 1st graders were in the audience to listen to their progress. The younger students are now looking forward to third grade so they can play the recorder, too! Third graders now have a great foundation to build upon as they are given the opportunity to join band in fourth grade and also play the ukulele in fourth grade music class. We love our “Rockin’ Recorders” and the third graders who play them!
The 5th grade students and teachers wrapped up their school year by exploring the tide pools at Little Corona Beach. Before going to explore the 5th graders studied what the tide pools are made of and the different types of animals that can be found in the tide pools. After visiting the tide pools, the students had to use the information they learned from the field trip to create an animal that they thought would be perfectly adapted to live in the tide pools. The students also wrote a haiku to describe what they experienced on their trip and to summarize their learning.
This year was quite the year for rain. With so many rainy days, it can be very easy to lose the interest of students during a Physical Education period. This situation entices a teacher to be creative, spontaneous, and most importantly find an activity that the kids have never tried before.
This year, the middle schoolers were introduced to a few amazing and creative ways to get exercise, even when locked inside for days at a time. Two favorites stood out, Tic-Tac-Toe relay and Opposites Race.
Tic-Tac-Toe Relay is taking a classic and putting a big twist on it. First you tape the traditional grid on the floor, the you set students in teams, and hand out colored bean bags. Let the fun begin, the students get to sprint, dive, and slide to put their bean bag where they want it to go. The students have a ton of fun and really enjoy the exercise through friendly competition.
Next is Opposite Race: It sets up to be so simple… yet so confusing. Fun for 25-80 students, this game incorporates quick muscle reflexes (type 2 muscles) and the ability to listen and process directions before doing the opposite. What a blast to watch the students sprint the wrong way, laugh and have fun with each other, with no hard feelings. The best part was watching all the kids cheer for their peers who made the finals. What a great game for a rainy day.
Mr. Harrison, 8th grade
This year, our students have had the opportunity to take a photography class online during the elective period. Hosted by CREAN Lutheran, Mrs. Bloomfield shares her expertise in photography with the students. Not only do they learn about how to take great pictures, she also empowers them to become experts of their own devices. Whether it is an iPhone, DSLR, or a point and shoot camera, she teaches them how to take their photos to the next level.
Students are allowed to walk around campus during their elective, try new things out with their friends, and have fun while accomplishing her challenging tasks. Whether they are playing with light settings, foreground focus, shutter speed, or symmetry; these students grow in their ability to recognize both candid and fixed opportunities for photographs.
Please take a moment to look at the pictures below. This class is so exciting for the young photographer, I strongly encourage anyone with this interest to take this course.
–Mr. Harrison, 8th Grade